35 Burst results for "Fifty Feet"
Plant of The Week: Bristlecone Pine
"With a plan of the week mark is one that is of structure it is a good nature. And it's very specially grown here at my house. It is one of the oldest plants on earth as far as anybody knows they're they're assuming that between four and seven thousand years old. They won't even tell the public where the tree is out on the west coast and then there are others in the two thousand to four thousand year range. I don't know who can tell anybody's been living. That long probably is not able to write much but at the same time they can do borings they can do various tests bristlecone pine is normally in the eight to twenty foot. Now that makes it a small tree for for your consideration also on rare occasion given extreme age they'll hit up into the fifty foot plus range but very very very slowly. I happen to have one that It was ready unique. It fell off the truck when it was delivered to the nursery but forty years ago. and it's Got badly broken onside matter of fact or one side off so all of a sudden now. There's a plant this just The one eighty part. I thought well. Now here's the chance. I took it home brought it home. I finished proper pruning of it. And i planted on a west facing brick wall between my porch and garage door. It is presently now mrs about a forty year period. It's presently standing. Maybe six and a half to seven feet tall. It is leaning against the brick wall. The west afternoon sun gives it the brilliant son that it needs. Then it's the hang which. I was delighted with the way. It took a hold It's it's pretty dry. Under most overhangs and with sufficient inadequate initially it took a whole and it grew like crazy about four inches a year. and that that's one of the beauties of it it's a rather Sculptured tree now you. You could look at that as a well. Let you say any of several words for recommendations. But it's irregular it's decorative and in my case. I've trimmed it to stay along the wall now. It isn't much to trim probably every other year. I have to be sure nothing on the side. Branches are sticking out beyond about ten inches from the wall. I don't want it to be able to pull itself away from the wall. Should we get snow or ice. Or whatever on it I have only anchored in two places over the long haul and rest of. It is handled with pruning and i won. One landscape showed up at my house a long time ago and was lamenting the fact that he needed to plant exactly like that and i said well you can have mine at the right price. Yeah he said. What's the right price. And i told him and he said okay. I'll have a truck here monday morning. Whoa whoa not serious. Not certain beauty now you can grow it. let's just say you're regularly It does require son and then the beauty of it is you. Don't handle darn near any soil now not not excessively wet by any means it prefers out west growing it well. The big one is untold is a very rocky gravelly soil. Sandy When it rains which is not too often it will soak up enough water down deep enough that the roots can stay alive until the next rain which may be a whole year or some portion thereof so anyhow a very tolerant plant very very interesting and I highly recommend it. But don't don't don't plan where you need to get screening from the neighbor in short order because it isn't going to happen that way.
Traveling To Snowdonia
"Let's start with a peak at the natural appeal of the largest national park. In wales snowdonia the highest peak and wales in fact the highest peak in england and wales is called snowden sits in the heart of the snowdonia region and in one of britain's first national parks these welsh islands offer outdoor adventures gorgeous backdrop and draw countless tourists each year. Well skied martin. The land of its is here to help us make the most of our time in snowdonia martin. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having me there. So i've been to your home. Snowden is right in the backyard you grew up there in northern wales snowden in snowdonia national park mean to you. It's a place. I tend to walk quite a lot. It's just a huge and beautiful area. When i say huge. It's massive eight hundred and twenty seven square miles but you don't see that many people in it feels massive because it's it's windy it stark. It's pristine yeah. Small road not allowed to crowds. How tall is mount snowden. It's the massive height of three thousand six hundred fifty feet above sea level at its peak but because it rises more or less out of the sea. Yeah it has the aspect of bigness about it. It's so interesting because here on the west coast of the united states. Three thousand five hundred feet. It's like this is sort of a medium mountain pass for britain. That's a big peak. That's you know. Ben davis is the highest one in britain and there are few mountains over four thousand of the snowdonia national park. You have all of wales peaks over three thousand feet high and on. I think there's only one pecan english over three thousand okay. And this is the north of wales in. I've traveled on wheels. A fair bid. I just if you got limited time. I would recommend north. The peaks only Less than four thousand feet but didn't The british Climbers have mount everest. Actually practice in the snowden area. They practiced in that. Nobody had ever used oxygen on a mountain before. And so they had a stroll round be had Two systems an open and closed. And they thought oh. The closed system is much better. But what they didn't realize goes onto everest the vows and clo- system froze so the luckily they had a couple of open systems with them but they had some rugged enough areas in north wales where thought they could have some practice there. And you do get to some mountain. they're not resorts alert. Sort of hiking centers or something there. There's some beautiful towns. There's town called. Beth goulart galaxy. Guess who described beth killer it's a mountainous area and therefore towns villages. They nestle in the valleys. They don't sit on tops of hills and bathe galax which means ballots grave is useful in a little bowl with rivers running through it stone building. Oh everything is built on. Everything is built stone bridges over the babbling drone bridges and of course slate roofs because wales used to be the slate production center of the world at one time that right so when we think about going to north wales as a visitor and we want to do some hikes. What advice would you give for enjoying the nature of snowden national park and bringing up some calories at the same time you can hike all levels. Mt snowden itself with acid in welsh is an attraction. And there's a railway that runs up if you don't wanna walk for three hours just take the train and this is kind of a cute little tourist steam train. Yeah it goes from some berries up to the top and that's a family out it is. It gets crowded. Some of what i was going to say is that snowden is like a magnet people have heard people know that so that eight hundred and twenty seven square. Miles will get away from snowden. You'll see fewer and fewer and people which is a lovely thing. It is very empty area. It is and if you wanted to have some rugged memory you could hike it without the steam train. Take what five hours or so three hundred. Well five hours up and down if you if you know. It's a nice day. It's a lovely day. Beware say this flat up. Beware of times of year like easter when it's considerably cooler the top dress. Well okay
Sea Hunt - It's Still Alive: Point of No Return
"It's time for another installment of seahorn. It's still alive in this time. We're going to season four episode one titled point of no return and it premiered on january seventh nineteen sixty one sixty years ago. The episode starts out with a boat pulling up alongside coast guard cutter. The boat is dropping off a reporter. Dorothy may brooke. She is heard that. Mike nelson is on board and figures. There must be a big story. If he's involved. The captain of the cutter tells dotty that you'll have to wait three days to talk to mike. The research is about mike. Living and working out of the scuba sphere. A two hundred and fifty feet now. That was right at the beginning of the work. That the davy jacques cousteau and ed link. We're doing on underwater habitats so sea hunt was a little ahead of the game after dadi get some basic information from the three scientists on board the cutter. The scene shifts to mike underwater. He's in doubles swimming with a big bag of rocks. And he's going entire inside the scuba sere. The scuba sphere is small diving bell shaped habitat with liquid helium and oxygen tanks. Act out once. Mike is inside. He gets a call from the booth. Lieutenant totally tells him that a tropical storm is heading your way rather than hall him up. It seems that mike is going to ride it out so he strings up. His hammock gets ready for bed in gets into the sack and because he says he can't raid the refrigerator like he normally does. He settled for a bottle of liquid protein. Well you guessed it. The big storm hits and as the cutters tossed about so is the scuba sere. Suddenly one of the tanks cured to the side of the sphere breaks loose and crashes down on the hatch rendering it inoperable. Mike can't fix it and now they can't bring them up and properly decompress. The project engineer vic jennings says it will take a day to make a new hatch. Should they cut him loose. They try to get them off the bottom and ride it out but discovers fear is being dragged it gets caught on a coral formation. Two hundred fifty feet. Mike gears up with his doubles and he has some additional small tanks between the double cylinders. Not sure what they are. But there's copper tubing Spiraling up to the vows on his. Saunders looks like kind of like a still. Maybe it's helium. They never really say as his fear breaks free. Mike reid it along until the cable and telephone connections part and luckily to screw this. Fear settles when the bottom in an upright position. So mike can go back inside and he says that he needs to spend his second night in this chamber of ours. I gotta tell you mike wetsuit. Looks pretty beat up in this episode starting to peel or something like that will now. The storm has passed the cutter realizes that mike is no longer attached. They have a new door but now they have to find a habitat might goes outside and tries to inflate one of his marker. Booties but it won't work at eight atmospheres so he takes out a balloon. Blows it up a bit ties it off to a line and sends it up. Will you guessed it it bursts now. He reverts to filling up a pair of denim jeans tied off at the bottom. I remember this from my time in the navy where you could use your pants. As type of life preserver on. Mike sends the inflated pants to the surface they briefly mark the location before collapsing. But lieutenant totally thought he saw something so they stay in the area back inside scuba sphere. Mike says that he needs to conserve. Air and pray then. He remembers something from this cub scout. Days and concocts a plan to use his wetsuit. Top as a surface marker buoy. He goes back outside. Fills it up and shoots it to the surface and then ties it off to the scuba sphere dadi and or intently scanning surface suddenly dadi spots to wet suit top. Well the next thing we see. Is mike nelson signs wetsuit. Top two hundred and fifty feet dragging a new hatch cable and telephone line across the bottom. He fixes the hatch. Attach is the cable and splices in the telephone. It's cold wet work he says and he's ready to rejoin the human race. Might get back inside. He hits the hammock and sleeps through the hours of decompression. They have to bang on the sphere to wake him up once. Mike opens the hatch up. Pops dotty to give him a big hug. Mike says he must be in heaven. 'cause this is the angel he's been dreaming about what are the best of my knowledge. This is the only episode. That dadi mayfield was in. Although it appears that from the dialogue from lake that daddy was intent on marrying mike nelson or as as he puts it put a ring through his nose. Dorothy mayfield was played by the actress. Joyce meadows whether there wasn't a lot of diving in the point of no return but mike nails nelson was well ahead of the likes of george. Bon jacques cousteau and egg link in deep sea. Saturation habitation
Dr. Fata: King Midas
"Four months later in september of two thousand eleven. Dr fatah's practice hired a new office manager. George karachay. i was born in detroit Living near Actually motown on west grand boulevard. George was in his early fifties tall with dark hair and glasses. He had worked in healthcare for more than thirty years and from an early age health. Care was very important to him. He used to play on this on the lawn of henry ford hospital when i was a kid and i often wondered what was inside. What did they do their before. He's interview hit. Never heard of doctor fata but of course he knew all about crittenden hospital. Where dr fata sent his patients. It had a reputation for serving posh clientele. George was honored to accept. Dr fatah's offer. The scale of the office was bigger than anything managed before he knew that a lot was expected of him but he was excited to be part of it. All the position was a rare. Find a six figure salary which is a lot for an office manager great healthcare coverage a twenty minute commute for his first day at his new job. He left his house early enough to leave. Plenty of time to get settled. My best sudan and is dr fodder said you know. We're very formal here. And so i. I remember driving to the clinic and i saw it for the first time on the outside nasa site to see it was grand on the outside with its covered. Porch and windows on the outside michigan. Hematology oncology didn't look much like a healthcare center it look like some sort of ski lodge some some resort. You see on side of a mountain where the rich and famous went to doing their winters. So i like this is incredible. The parking lot was already packed with cars when he made his way to the front of the building. I opened the door. And i was just in. Awe was on in so many different levels. The opulence of the center fifty foot ceilings grand piano artwork on the walls. Something that you would normally see at the detroit institute of arts. The soft lighting. The waiting rooms at were filled with fine furniture. It all looked more like the lobby of a swanky hotel. It was supposed to be the jewel of crittenden hospitals outpatient center and it really was. He looked around at the staff doctors nurses from other hospitals and universities all and crisply iron uniforms for marketable. George thought to see so many people from different disciplines all there to care for patients. Though george was new to the field of oncology. he wasn't a stranger to cancer. My own mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. And i was taking care of her. While i was working for dr fata so i know what it's like to be given that news in a patient's room and to go through the caretaking of a patient and i really believed in the field of oncology and hematology as he was looking around taking it all in jordan started to feel a bit nervous. I day jitters. But he realized that he too got to be part of this impressive operation working alongside folks that were saving lives. I closed my eyes. And i said to myself remember this day. Remember this day right away. He was put to work meeting. The staff getting to know the equipment around dr fatah's four clinics the infusion room where patients received chemotherapy was a sight to see. It was like a parking lot for chemo. Chairs kema chairs and rooms cumin chairs in the you had single a chairs you had once in a group with four and time. It was far as the eye could see. Saw the sea of chemo chairs. The waiting room stayed filled with at least thirty patients at a time. Busy was an understatement. Barber shop where one person is in a chair and then sweep off. The air and the next person would get in a chair. There was never a moment where that chair wasn't being used and running and humming and the equipment and spies all had to be there or else machine. I called it would start to break down.
Duckbill Dino Odyssey Ended in Africa
"North america fossils of duck billed. Dinosaurs are abundant so abundant that paleontologists sometimes ignore them in search of more exciting species like t rex triceratops. They were so common often. Wouldn't lock them and just left him out in the field university of bath evolutionary biologist. Nick long rich but duck bills had never been found in africa. So long rich did a double take when he was visiting the natural history museum of marrakech in morocco and came across the sixty six million year old jawbone of previously undocumented duck bill species night instantly knew what it was and i just couldn't figure out what it was doing. Their its presence in north. Africa was problematic because the late cretaceous period. The planet was warmer which means sea levels were higher. Africa was isolated from all the other continents by water and there didn't seem to be any way that they could get their in this. Perhaps duck bills swim hundreds of miles across open ocean from what is now europe. It's not as far fetched as it might sound. In fact paleontologist once thought duck billed dinosaurs were aquatic but that theory eventually fell out of favour nonetheless. There's evidence that duck bills were well adapted for swimming. they had these really big powerful hind limbs. Great big feet. They've got a long deep tales. It could've used for sculling. They might have been pretty good swimmers. Plus other animal species have been known across oceans albeit rarely elephants monkeys and even hippos for example. Have all colonize new places after swimming or floating. There it's incredibly improbable. But over millions of years these once millionaire events will happen on average once every millionaires to better understand the migrations of duck billed dinosaurs long rich and his colleagues reconstructed their evolutionary tree. The duck bill seem to originate north america. They migrated across the land bridge into asia. Jump over into europe and then finally this european lineage. one branch of that evolutionary tree jumps into africa. Long rich's team dubbed the new species are not yet odysseus. Some duck bills were fifty feet long but not be was perhaps the smallest of these cretaceous vegetarians about the size of a pony and while north american duck bills were being hunted down by hungry. T. rex in africa ours. Knob likely had to contend with fearsome abella sors which were smaller but similar to t rex. The study is in the journal. Cretaceous research insights into aaj. A- could help answer questions about the end of the age of the dinosaurs this just before the asteroid ahead. We're getting a snapshot of the dinosaurs in their final moments that sort of twilight of the dinosaurs along with things like t rex and triceratops. These are the last dinosaurs on earth.
The Hills are Alive
"It was an ambitious project that though it failed would become part of the iconography of a decade in september nineteen ninety one the first term residents moved in to biosphere to a three acre volume built to be an artificial materially closed ecological system biosphere one being the earth itself a texas oil billionaire. Funded it to study. How people might one day be able to manage a self sustaining ecosystem for life on mars. It proved to be a lot harder in practice than it was on paper. The oxygen levels would drop too low. The crew didn't really know how to grow crops for food. Their pollinator soon died out and the ants moved in not just any aunts crazy ants. My name's moxy and this is your brain on facts. They go marching to by two. They're the subject of to cgi movies from nineteen ninety. Eight and a picnic wouldn't be complete without them today. We're talking about ants. This topic comes to you by popular demand to social media comments an email. That's a new record. So thanks to rachel. A prodigious and kate from strange animals podcast. We really should think about ants more often than we do considering how many of them there are. I've often enjoyed dropping the fact that the ant population is equal to the human population by weight. But is it. The claim comes from one thousand nine hundred ninety four book journey to the ants by harvard university professor and a german biologist. They based their estimate on the estimate of a british entomologist who calculated that the number of insects alive on earth at any given moment was one million trillion. If ants make up one percent of the insect world that's ten thousand trillion according to the book individual workers weigh on average between one two five milligrams according to the species when combined all ants in the world taken together way about as much as all human beings. So if you're going to play on a seesaw with a bunch of ants you would need about a million of them on the other end to balance you out assuming you weigh sixty two kilos or about one hundred and thirty seven pounds which i will tell you. I don't with around thirteen thousand ant species worldwide. There comes a lot of variety. They range from smallest less than one millimeter long to over fifty millimeters or two inches. That's the aptly named titanic mira gigante so weights vary too but experts seem to agree the average weight of an ant is less than ten milligrams but even among experts. No one really knows how many aunts there are in the world. A bbc documentary claims. There are not ten trillion ants but one hundred trillion though it still suggests that the total weight of the ants equals the total weight of humans. Even by the author's own math their calculations are wrong. If we estimate that the seven point two billion humans on the planet weigh a combined three hundred and thirty two billion kilos or three hundred sixty six million tons and ten thousand trillion aunts weighing an average of four milligrams. Each we get only forty billion kilos or forty four million tonnes or about nine pounds of human for every pound of ants even if we allow for the smaller human population in one thousand nine hundred eighty four and the smaller humans. It's still back of napkin. Math at best one expert does say that the numbers might have inaccurate at one time. Probably about two hundred and fifty years ago. We must also remember that. Humans are getting fatter all the time. We're not just increasing in population we're increasing in fatness. So i think we've left the ants behind another way to try to wrap your head around. How many aunts there are is to look at the biomass of them. One of my favourite weird history and animated rant youtube channels sam annella compared the biomass of several animals and visualized them as spheres literal animal planet's for example. If all the blue whales in the world could be mushed together like plato. They'd make a spheroid about one hundred and forty meters or four hundred and fifty feet across blue. Whales are huge but there aren't very many of them. In contrast the chicken planet is more than twice that size three hundred and thirty meters or eleven hundred feet across their small. But we've read a lot of them. The math was tricky enough. What with trying to come up with a density for each animal. But sam found order of
"Let's start the our in one of germany's power cities frankfurt in an interview recorded just before the global pandemic lockdown typically berlin. Munich can steal the show at the german city of frankfurt shines on its own as a modern city that also offers a great look. Today's germany devastated in world war two bombings and rebuilt with a new design. Today it's a gleaming city of towering skyscrapers and powerful straddling the mine river and the mine river is find riverside park lined with museums and taverns that are popular for their apple. Wine to learn more. We're joined in our studio by two german guys. Caroliina marburg and barbara ship kofsky barbara and carolina. Thanks for joining us. Thank you having us. Currently know when people think frankfurt in germany. What do they think. What's the reputation of frankfurt. The reputation is of. I think in english it's referred to as banquet but we more often call it mine. Hatton mind being the river that runs through it and mine. Hatton the reference to manhattan so skyscrapers banks and all that which however implies a certain lack of soul and therefore a lot of germans like well frankford so it's it seems to be just bank money trade however if you actually get to know it. Compared to at first sight frankford is a love at second side because it is it has a lot of local. Beauty has a lot of local charm. But it's something you need to discover. Yeah and it does have a shiny skyline. It's a city of skyscrapers. I think mine. Hutton is a good name because in germany. There's nothing so close to new york as frankfurt and it's a beautiful sky and they take care of how it is assembled so even though it keeps growing it's nicely assembled. There's a pedestrian bridge across the mine. River the irony. The irony is energy and when you stand in the iron bridge. You've got these beautiful parks on both sides of the mine river and then you've got this skyline and it just feels like a kind of a german new york. It's actually the recommendation for some a night is to go to the other side of the mine river and sit down on the green get. Maybe a fish sooner and napa valley and then marvel at. That's gallon i you know. Most americans they go to to old stuff. I love to see modern skylines also. I like modern architecture. London is great for that and in germany. You wouldn't find that in munich that's for sure to find it in frankfurt and the the big skyscraper that's open for the tourist as i understand is the tower named after the river and it's fifty four floors tall six hundred and fifty feet up there and the terrace on top is just an amazing view at the city. Now barbara one. We're thinking about frankfurt. It also has obviously a lot of history. And i know there was a big struggle in the nineteenth century when germany was being united. There's a small states that spoke german and there was prussia and there was and those were of the leading contenders to be the force behind which germany was united but apart from prussia and bavaria. You had a bunch of little states than looked to frankfurt talk about frankfurt in eighteen. Forty eight and how that was part of this german unification while you have in frankfurt. The famous poet skier it used to be an actual protestant church and if somebody gets the german medal of honor. I'm gonna macos going to give that to that person. In that church it goes back to that assembly in eighteen forty eight. The first national assembly democrats were getting together and saying this is what we want. We don't want the monarchy. Let's be democratic country so it was sort of the home of the german Feeling for democracy rather than autocracy. Yeah you mentioned pulse church. i think. The englishman repulsed. And that's a museum for that today. Essentially can go and see paintings and etchings that period. Our german tour guides to frankfurt on travel. With rick steves barbara schakowsky and carolina marburger.
The Other Big Apple
"Well i was kind of. I guess in inadvertent midwife that we at the at the fellowship that we did back in what year was two thousand thirteen although we agree time has ceased to have any meaning. And that is michael pollen of michael palin fame. He is indeed the advert midwife of guest or pod. Because nikki and i were together at uc berkeley that year in two thousand thirteen out of fellowship. Run by michael. That's how we met. And you discovered your shared love of science slash food. yeah it's one of the happier offspring of that fellowship. Obviously if you're into the stories behind food and farming as we both are michael's writing is pretty much at the top of your list. We've wanted to have him on the show for ever and this episode was the perfect excuse to revisit one of our favourite of his books. The botany of desire in the botany of desire michael traces the stories of four plants and their intimate relationships with humans. One of those plans is the apple tree. And i don't know about you. But when i think of apple trees the first person is of is johnny appleseed. This is a very american thing to think of. I'd never heard of until. I moved here so for our non american listeners. This is what americans are thinking of when they think of johnny appleseed well they would probably have the walt disney image johnny appleseed which is of this you know barefoot guy on the frontier bringing goodwill sweetness to people when people hear johnny appleseed. It's it's very wholesome. It's very Uncontroversial he's a disney character right very soft. But actually the the real. Johnny appleseed and i use that word advisedly because there's so much we don't know about him is much more interesting in his book. Michael traces janis path planting apples across the us. And we're going to do the same here but i. There weren't actually apple's growing here. Before europeans arrived there crab apples that were here in the sixteen hundreds but native people did not have sweet apples. This is amy traverse. Oh she's the author of the apple lovers cookbook and senior editor at yankee magazine. So apple's are we think of apples as this american fruit and american as apple pie and we identify closely with apples americans but it turns out. They're not they're from kazakhstan around town called alma mata which means father of the apple. I'ma autism now called amati and it's the largest city in kazakhstan. I've never been there but if you go. Apparently you will see whole forests of apple's fifty foot tall apple trees. Apple's coming up in the cracks of the sidewalks. It's like a weed there and these apple's most of them look nothing like our image of the apple. I mean there's some the size of there's there's big brown ones there's just this incredible range and they're apple trees that are kind of prostrate and grow along the ground and ones that grow vertically ones that have canopies. I mean it's just incredible diversity but a lot of apples weren't particularly sweet or delicious. At least not to humans. They were dry and hard so did survive the drop to the ground and often the flesh was kind of bitter acidic and tannock because these chemicals were preservatives that would also help to fight up worms and insects and that was all useful because the apples needed to be eaten by bears to spread their seeds. And if you would like to hear what the delight of a group of bear cubs that has just come across the pile of fallen apples. Sounds like which of course you would you need to be on our special supporters mailing list gastropod dot com slash support bears. Yes there are a lot of bears and kazahstan. They love apples but like humans they also prefer sweeter ones and larger ones and even retro ones. These big red sweet apples sometimes appeared in all the different ones that grew wild and bears chose those and help spread their seeds and so the bears hopes for just the kind of apple's that we wanted the large sweet red ones and so then people who tasted these bear approved. Apple's turned into apple fans to and not just the locals because that area of kazakhstan was right in the middle of the silk road. An incredibly important trading route that stretched all the way from china to europe magin stumbling across. I mean you're living in a world with no sugar ray or at least it's a very rare. That kind of sweetness is extremely rare and very fleeting and you stumble across a forest where you find these fruits that are sweet and that actually keep well. I mean not a lot of fruits that you might find in that same forest like apricots will rot very quickly whereas an apple would last for weeks or maybe months and so people would pocket them and bring them to the next trading ports or the next trading town and they really spread that way and they flourished wherever they spread. because apple's have a couple of botanical superpowers. Apples are unique in that they easily enter. Breed with the native crab will species of whatever region. They end up in. And so those crab apples within s- place in the genes that allowed to survive in their climate. So that's super useful. Those local crab apples had jeans. That would be perfectly suited to the local environment.
Xbox Series X review: A sports car with no gas
"Jump into this power at what cost. What are we getting the xbox series x. So i got my hands on this a while ago. This is a nice machine. it's nice it's i. use the word. Sleek people got mad at me on twitter. I don't really give a shit people. Get mad about everything but you instead could say simplistic. I like the design. This design works both vertically and horizontally. Once i put it in the actual receptacle for the stand and everything. I didn't mind it being horizontal. Vertical works as well. It depends on the system. Set up in place i will say it as one solid unit. That is for sure wherever you put it. You're not going to have to worry. It's also a fingerprint magnet. This thing will attract fingerprints from people not even at your house. There's a crime scene. The fingerprints will be on the xbox series x in fact. I'm not putting it out of my mind that perhaps microsoft's working with police on this because it is absolutely bat shit insane. How that thing can attract fingerprints from like fifty feet away. I burn my fingerprints off. They'd still know who who had it. So you get the system. Young package it you get your hd mike you plug everything and it's a fairly simple set up a rectangular box. What more is there to say. it's black. it's got a button on the front rejecting your disks and it's got a button on the front for sinking your controller with the bluetooth receiver. All of that kind of stuff. The typical stuff that you expect to see on a normal xbox system because this is a system like the playstation both are built a good deal on their brethren and were skin. See that win. I talk about things like backwards compatibility but also designed for the xbox in particular now in the back of xbox you have to. Usb's on the front. You have one usb. None of them are the us usb. C form factor. They're all just normal. Usb form factor you can plug in any external normal drive that you would have for usb and it'll see that also and the back you just got your hdmi you got your storage port for an extra envy emmy that you can buy and plug in and you have your power plug. That's it getting it. All set up is the next step. We're going to talk about so you plug this thing. In what happens. You have about a five to ten minute process where you take your old account and you move here. This is identical to what we saw with the xbox exits whenever you update and it's really not that difficult. Microsoft is made sure to make that onboard process. Pretty fricken easy you just sorta pop in and there's no issues there. It takes just a couple moments to get everything solidified setup and boom. You're in now. once you are in. You will adjust a couple settings for example like your privacy and so forth and connect to the net. That kind of thing. The wireless adapter in this i will say is probably better than the one in the x. The one in the original x there were some complaints about that including myself. I had some issues with it was just really susceptible to network interference. It was susceptible to other systems anywhere near it. And i have noticed with the series x none of those issues occur. That is a total boone. I'm not saying you wanna do this. Wireless and play wirelessly. You really can't beat a wired connection but that is a huge plus to see something like that on a system so onboarding. Fifteen minutes tops. You're in even if you don't have an account you just give it an e mail system and boom you're there now let's talk about the o. S because the os is important but we should all remember that. This is built on the backs of their brothers. Both houses for the new systems and assuming i switch three or whatever they're going to call it switch to switch to light. They'll all have some kind of basic backbone. That's the same and we see that with the xbox series x it's just the same exact a west because they don't really want it to be any different because they won't be people to be able to play on the series s the series x the xbox x. or the xbox one i think that makes sense including the x. cloud i think so you've got all these different systems are all basically set up the same way. They've gone away from the more horizontal kind of setup that we saw win. This system really came out and it's gone to more of a vertical setup as well as a nested kind of vertical menu. It works fine. Some people like it. Some people don't. I don't mind here. Removing pins and adding pins four games as quite easy so you go in. You can pick a game you say. Add to the home it pops up and now it also fills that with twitch channel streaming it and that kind of stuff some really good setup and very easy to overall just navigate when it comes down to it now when i say easy. I don't mean you're gonna find everything really quickly. I just mean that nothing is more than one or two or three steps away which i'm okay with even if it's a little bit cumbersome at first that's actually pretty nice i do get that some people just don't like that tile system and i absolutely agree i can see it not being the best but it works now here also. There's some customization that you can do for your background your screen. You can throw that up can take a screen shot of a game. Boom that can be your background all stuff that we've seen before this is also place where you can look at your storage. You can look at your sharing. What type of pictures you've taken. What type of videos but will get to that in a bit when i talk about the controller itself as an os. I went in. And i tested some stuff out now. First thing i did was. I went in and i wanted to see. How easy was it to move games back and forth with all basically identical system that we got with the original xbox it's lickety-split fast and of course even faster here because of the internal envy emmy which i'm gonna talk about a second. It's mind blowing. How fast this thing transfers and it can transfer games back and forth really really quickly so using your external usb even if it's a slower. Ssd if it's an actual normal hard-drive it's going to be basically at its top speed for transferring. Which isn't going to be bad anyway in writing out to. It's not really the issue anyway. Most of the time the more important thing is going to be taken a game off of it as let's say storage and move on to the actual envy me. Additionally this thing. I was playing different games. I was using quick resume. Which will discuss here in a moment. The os special features and i was using various different parts of the xbox series x the entire time. It didn't get warm at all. I know somebody said that. They burn their hand on it or something like that. But i have no absolute clue what's going on. There was no heat additions and it is not audible to not audible with anything else or above anything else. There's no jet kind of you know air coming out of this that we expect in some electronics. It's very nice. Super quiet may not necessarily have the best aesthetic for somebody who wants something completely modern in their home but to me. It's the way it should be now when you jump into the os and you start messing around. You'll notice a couple of things. For example you have the ability to support fourteen. Forty p ten. Eighty p and four k. That sort of a big deal because some people are going to be using this on a monitor and some people be using this on monitors or tv's which is a little bit less rare that support Some kind of free freesync. Which is your ability to have the sync up your display and your console which i'll talk about the second We found that competitor systems. Don't seem to actually use fourteen forty piece of fourteen. Forty p is pretty good. We've already seen one game. Jaka that supports fourteen forty p moat and supports it. Well probably the best out of all the different modes so that is something to just be aware of. I think fourteen forty p for a lot of gamers is sort of a sweet spot. So what you have is an os. That's fairly compact is not surprising. Isn't a big step up but does everything pretty much faster but we are gonna talk about some special features. That has the first is quick resume. Now this is sort of being big news. The big news. Everybody's been like attention. Alert at eleven pm. Forget the elections. Let's talk about quick resume. I told you guys. I wasn't incredibly excited about quick resume. I just wasn't. I didn't know exactly what i was going to get out of it. And i've had a lotta time with this and i can say that there are some instances where quick resumed surprise. Me for instance if you have a couple people in your family and your playing different games. That's great but that's actually not as important to me as just a person who may have two or three games. They play during a week. Not at the same day. So i don't mean somebody. Playing may be a single player game and then go into a multiplayer waiting for that to load up because there might be some issues there in fact with quick resume for example. He wanted to wait in the lobby to me. This is more important when it comes to just having a bulk of games that you may have loaded up in the last week or so about five to six current or next gen games and then a more when it comes to prior games. It's going to depend on the size of the game and you cannot from what i can see clear that quick resume and take it on board as more storage. Quick resume is an inborn function. I don't think you can turn it off. I could not find an option but what quick resumed does and this is fantastic as it takes a dump and of the game status and it dumps it onto the envy me. What does this do. Well this allows you to basically not necessarily kwiksave save. You can use it for that. But i'll talk about that in a second. It basically allows for you to save the state of the game at any point and jump to another game. It's also stunningly quick. Even really on games that. I wouldn't expect that that would be a big deal. I noticed that with quick resume. It was actually very nice. So if you for instance. Were playing a little bit of batman a little bit of witcher three which are games of tests on before you can jump into those and i will say four is a in particular is known for some agree just loading times so looking at the os you have free sink as well freesync basically syncs up your monitor and it syncs up your video card inside of your console and it makes it so that there's no tearing on your screen a lot of teams. Don't support g sink or free sink. This is a free sink machine and it will support that if developers support in their game so be aware that some games on the xbox ex did support it and the series x were hoping is that moves forward it continues to free sink. That's awesome that they do that. Not really helps especially in a console where you might be a little challenged for some frames especially as you get on longer in the tooth with these kind of systems and you are looking at two. You're looking at the xbox series s which this is not a review of but the xbox series s a different form factor because is cut in half due to the jeep. Houben half the size does the same thing and also has free support which is pretty cool when you think about it now. The next thing up is auto. Hdr hdr upscaling. Basically what this does is it can take a game and it can make it. Hdr or as close as they can get to color map it to hdr taking into you know various different equations than knits. The power that is actually being shown on the screen and your colors. Luminosity everything it works. Okay there's one or two games where sorta finicky but overall it's still actually works better than most. Hdr games anyway. How many times of the person who knows. Hdr sets a game up. Knows it's got hdr and still has issues with it. It really doesn't add any additional issues. It's just when it works. It works and when it doesn't you're like wagon can go back to a normal. Sdr game fantastic. I wanna see more of those kinds of systems and it was something that was very surprising. I think a lot of people did not expect to see this kind of situation pop up but what it does is it allows for those older games to have that high pop look and color that we get from. Hdr and we get from newer titles. Where didn't even exist back then. We'll see some improvements when it comes to the way they map that as they move forward so looking at those kinds of things i jumped into games and jumped into games both current and prior. Now when you look at the backwards compatibility slash enhanced slash four series. Let's talk about those just for a second. Basically what you have is backwards compatible games that are just guaranteed to run on your series x. They will run in the same form or fashion. Maybe was something. Upscaled via whatever's going on in the hardware on the series x. Then you have your enhanced games. These are games that microsoft is looked at and said to the developers themselves. Let's improve some things. Let's look at the engine. Can we get some extra frames. And they're sort of. I would say a grey area between those ones where there's a great deal of work to make it sort of be better. And we have that with some enhanced versions of first party titles from microsoft where some enhanced versions just have one or two things like maybe some increase textures may be draw distance. Something like that and then you have others where it's frame rate draw distance textures. That's going to be a little bit iffy on which game gets what support. The fact is most of them are free. So hey what do you say. Put it in see if it works. I have yet to find a backwards compatible game that was backwards compatible on the xbox that is not on this that means games work as well. I have yet to find any of my titles not work. It wasn't a while ago but there was a patch to fix the one or two games. That i actually had an issue with and they work stellar your main version though on your series x is of course games made for it and games made ported for it so yuccas one of them you can watch my review that can be a little confusing however one of the great things about the xbox series x and s and now your normal xbox will have it as a filter us going to your games and you hit a button and you'll look the filter and change it to enhanced for series s or series x hit one button boom the games that show up that are enhanced directly for our. They're very cool. That's the smart delivery kind of thing that microsoft has been pushing. And i got to admit when i jumped in here at first i was like man won't be no thing i know what games i'm talking about. And that got in there like the so many games and then there's game pass games which which versions do. What the cool thing about smart delivery. It knows the platform you are delivering on. So whether you're on windows and you're looking at your listing of the different consuls. You have if you've ever got a game on the windows store by the way don't because terrible or if you're in your system itself it knows what it's getting. It knows which system needs what and it gives you that. Now the only difference that might be as where the series x is going to play a backwards compatible game and there is no version of an enhanced or a port directly for it. You will get basically that just backwards compatible game but again you can hit that button. You can see that filter very useful worked fine and i got to admit i hope all systems in the future do that kind of thing when backwards compatibility is so pressured and so pushed so looking at the power this system. What you have is a massive amount of power in a small amount of space and it is really shown in two ways. First the speed of everything going into games and fast travelling and games is mind blowing even entitles that are no way shape or form as of yet optimized for the system which are threes. Fast travel is so fast. Regardless you'll see some video in the background probably I'll try to record some. That is so fast that it is impossible to read most of the longer hints. This also occurred in multiple other games that were in no way shape or form enhanced for the system. This also occurred by the way off of the usb external. I wanna make sure that's clear the usb external ssd. I did have that. I wasn't using seventy two hundred. Rpm hard drive or anything but the external was so fast that reading the hints was almost impossible. Actually had this issue on yakuza. Which is a game made for the system where we had a transfer of speed and this is something that all the competitors going to be doing something we'll see on. Pc once envy ame really takes off on pc as well. Where companies that do hints during their loading screens are going to have to figure out a new way of doing it. Which i'm okay with by the way. Because i think sometimes the loading screen was a chance for us to go. Take a pee right not anymore. They are blinding. Quick resume is also patched directly into this. I wanna talk about quick. Because though i discussed it a moment ago as a loading feature. I didn't discuss it in the. I'm going to now. Which is the actual quick resume itself. So not only. Do we see games. That really aren't prepped. For this being absolutely stellar when it comes to loading times when you jump in there with a game that is set up for quick resume it is phenomenal to be able to jump into and out of a game as quickly as we see here in a couple of games that are specifically made for this you can see that this kind of system and architecture and the jump to ssd is such a boon for the console industry. This is awesome. It is a huge difference. It is hard to even qualify this or quantify it to you guys without you seen it firsthand and playing it so jumping into all these games including games. That weren't quick resumed to see how everything loaded. We have some insanely fast loading times. We have quick travel times in. Which are that are in the one point. Five second a range. That's insanity you've got ones that are even a little faster depending on how close you are. I jumped in and out. I looked at quick resume. And i looked at the transfer speeds and i see the fps on some of these games upping especially the games. Unfortunately there's a couple of for that. I can't discuss but we see these increases in power and i think that that's what's telling about this console in particular. Is that microsoft decided. They wanted to on board people with a new system and new power. It's a little bit like reading your pc right but not switching out windows. You are jumping into a new ecosystem when it comes to the hardware but the front end probably won't be that much different and maybe you won't even notice it and that sort of the way microsoft is set this up for instance in a lot of games you go in and you just do one or two options. Four k or performance mode in yakuza. It was normal and a resolution mode. And if i switched to fourteen forty p than it was actually the performance mode so you had like normal performance and high resolution so you have these different modes that are sort of able to you. But it's not confusing. And i like that because when i talked about all these things these different types of software your backwards compatible your made for your enhanced your free sink. It can be confusing and microsoft has made it so that the things i talked to you about. You really don't even need to give a shit about because you will notice the moment you load batman and it's loading so fast that when you hit a button it's just the movies over and the game has started and you're sitting there going okay. That is the cool part of these systems. This new cpu power new gp our our gp power offer resolution. They offer the frame rate that we've been wanting as advancements in these consoles especially since we're getting away from mobile see pews but we're seeing it in a different way which is the loading which is very cool. It's not world changing. I will admit that it's not world changing. I'm excited about it. I enjoyed it. I think it's a huge boon but it's not world changing but at the same time it's improvements in a place we haven't seen before we have been tied down to that. Ancient architecture of old hard drives that have always just creaked along and just you just waiting for the spindle to start going on rare rare. When you're like oh my god it's dying and here with ssd it's just nothing. It just works. However i did have a couple issues. I wanna bring up the first issue other than some issues with the os is. I jumped in. And i use quick resume on three games. I know support. It and i bounced in and out about nine times in out into the other into the one into the out of the other one about the fifth time twice so i did this ten times about every fifth time i would load into a game and there would be a moment where the controller and the xbox didn't know i was there and and the character the game would be running the sound would be running. This is a small thing. But i just want to mention it because i'm assuming consumers are going to notice this and nothing happened and i'd be like whoa. We'll i'd have to hit a button a couple times and then it'd be like oh and the character move yet when i went back and forth back into it. It didn't happen. It's almost like the second or third returned to that game. There was a momentary issue. Not a huge deal but something you should be aware of also when jumping into and out of these games be aware saving the state. Okay so if the game is not quick resumed capable you could possibly end up having to save. That's all the way back at a quick save area. I would personally say quick. Resume as great but make sure game supports it with the icon. That's the filter. Because if you don't and you do think you're doing quick save and quick resume and you pop out and then pop back in. It's going to go back to the main title and you can end up losing whatever cover or whatever you know. Save that you actually had. This is also something. I noticed because in some games i would drop in out in the game would say we've lost connection with controller. A this is important. Because i know some people are saying i want to be able to play a multiplayer game and have it loading up into a lobby. That may take me a long time to get into and then play a single player game and occasionally go back and forth now. This isn't instantaneous. When you're quick resuming so be aware that but additionally you will occasionally have the issue where it just pops in and it's lost connection and it sort of has to be reminded that you're there with that caveat it still works really well and with that caveat of the frame rate being a little bit honky on the fourth third tenth try. It just works the way i expected it to work. It works awesome. The os does exactly what i expected. So when you look at this system. The next big thing is the controller. I don't know how long i'm going. What are we. We're at twenty five minutes. Oh my god. I gotta shortness up. Anyway i'm gonna talk real quick. I'm not so you've got your controller. Standard controller exports controller. Not the elite improved d pad. I like it not bad. And it's got usb c for power it's got your Normal microphone and headset connection. It also has a share button right in the middle. Now i gotta say something about the share button. The original power button on the xbox controller would do most of what the share button. Does i not a big fan of the share button on on the system in particular because it really doesn't do much that we couldn't have done anyway and there isn't really any type of twitch or facebook or streaming suite of any kind that i can find inside of the xbox to help streamer sort of share stuff. Anyway you can share to your timeline and that kind of thing but not really necessarily more quickly that button press also showed me that the time for recording for the length of videos is not very long. I think it was three minutes for ten. Adp that's pretty short. And i don't know if that as is actually extended somewhere else. I did go into the configuration settings and adjust that but it wasn't necessarily entirely happy with how that all sort of ended up a rolling out the controller itself. You have the basic standard controller the signal this works with all the xboxes and has what i consider to be one of the better batteries that you can actually find. Controller lasts a long time and well sorry. I didn't mean batteries. But i meant you can put your own batteries in there. It's got the hibernation that lasts longer than almost any controller now hibernation that microsoft uses that allows the controller to go into a low power mode allows for your batteries to last longer. I apologize so you do have what i consider to be one of the better input devices like the triggers. And i know we've got some competition out there with haptic triggers. That kind of stuff. It'll be interesting to see how those work. But overall i liked this controller of been a huge fan and technically. This is sort of exactly what. I wanted from their controller. Other than voice input. Which i've talked about at different times now when you look at this you've got your control you've got your system you've got to set up you plug it in and he start playing your games. Your store works pretty much. The exact same way as everything else and what you have with. The xbox series x is and the s in a slightly lesser way but the s also has the envy improvements. What you get is a system. That once again is sort of muted in. Its presentation of the improvements. They're there but they're not instantly noticeable yet. Open up the os and you're like. Hey this looks the same. You open up a couple options you like. Hey this looks the same. And then you load a fucking game. And you're like this is definitely not the same so you really do have to start experiencing the titles. The yoga's some others legion. Those kind of things within the ray tracing start seeing some stuff and be like. Oh i get it and i know that we all have differences and what we want. There are people out there that have no issues with thirty. Fps they want all the trimmings on some games they want him super high resolution super high amounts of effects. They don't mind the fps for instance. In let's say yuccas is turn based but then they wanna play their quake or something like that as a super high resolution as are super high frame rate. I think what we're getting with the series x is that ability to choose between all those and microsoft's making it pretty easy at least so far to identify how to do that or ninety nine. We're going to talk a little bit about price. Four hundred ninety nine dollars for this to ninety nine for the series s and this is not a review of the series s. I just wanna give you some prices in there somewhere. Is your ex as well as your original for ninety nine is a lot to ask somebody when you're not really offering some kind of brand new number of exclusives i don't think is actually and this is just me being honest i don't think anybody's Giving a high number of i guess. Ip's that our brand new that. I'm really excited for the first year. Maybe no neither. Neither competitor is but what we're getting is backwards compatibility and game pass. Xbox is going the way of value to what they own and have and making sure backwards. Compatibility is not just. There is improved in in automatic ways. For instance of freesync that might work for your xbox original game for instance. Hdr automatic for your prior games. That's a big deal and something that we're not seeing other people do. That's very cool about the series x four ninety nine. That's a lot of money. Then when you look at their pricing structure they also have a pay as you go kind of system where you can use them. Use their credit and you can get one for. I believe thirty. Four ninety nine which will also include game pass. I'll say that unless you're a really high end gamer if you haven't x. Right now that's probably okay because this system is offering improvements the x. Already offer some improvements for backwards compatibility and we can see how the first line and i wave of hardware actually goes out. We've seen red brings. But i've i've seen no hardware issues with this at all. It's been in fact. Phenomenally robust other than the fingerprint attack. But i think four ninety nine is a big ask from a normal game if your game. That wants the newest and the best. This thing is so many orders of magnitude more powerful than the prior systems. It's pretty mind boggling. Especially when you just take into account the gpu and the cpu and the ram. But now you're taking into account your ability to ray tracing and the ability to have that s in there and just move stuff lickety-split and improve every single game in some way automatically which sometimes it feels like even on a pc. You won't get that. Because maybe you'll put a video card in but it cpu bottlenecked or its hardware dr bottleneck and you need new hard-drive four ninety nine a big ask. It's probably a wait for a little while for four ninety nine unless you can do one of the payment plans. Or you're a premier gamer. You need the best of the. This is for sure it but it's a large amount of money in a certain economy. Where maybe that's not really necessarily what you need because these systems offer the same thing as you will get with their prior systems just way way better
Full Self-Driving Limited Beta Released
"Everybody Robin our here today even though we are less than a day out from Tesla's q earnings report, we already have news up staging mills results Tesla has started to a very limited way roll out the full self-driving rewrite Beta, and we are already starting to see some videos from that Beta pop up online. So today's episode is going to be focused on that because this is game changing technology that we're seeing happen right now. So I've put together a compilation of those videos. These have been shared on twitter by Tesla owner, Silicon Valley and Brandini nine, one six and raising them with their permission. So let's check out these clips and then analyze a bit as we go through. Our had. So the first thing that we notice as the car autonomously approaches this intersection here is just the new user interface. So this is not the final version. It'll be cleaned up a lot when this actually is sort of wide release ready I'm sure. But the first thing that sticks out just the amount of detail that's being captured here just from Tesla's vision system. It's using the cameras to put this entire scene together without hd maps. So here we go through the intersection and Thomas left hand turn. And, it's able to complete it. So this is one of the main missing features right now, and it is here in the Beta on surprisingly. But great to see that it's accessible handles turn. Though, in this case, it did have a lead vehicle I'm sure we'll see some other ones here in a second without that lead vehicle. So again, zooming in on the you, I hear you can just see the massive amount of detail that's being generated again from the vision system in the Tesla it seeing across the road at a t intersection here. Mapping the basically the outlines segments of the entire road using the dividing lines here, and then the lanes that are available for the tussle to switch ends you. which you can see in this case, it's navigating over into the left lane. Giving that update that now occurs now stopping for traffic light and fifty feet, and again we're GONNA see another left hand turn here. Once that turns green, which does he can see a turn green there on the UI. Maybe a little bit of hesitation there tough to tell but in this case, no lead vehicle. And it does manage to make. That left turn. And again, you can see the interpretation of the road here. And this is all happening at night right now. Obviously, the Beta just came out. So all the videos are from night driving so far, and you can still see even with. without the benefit of daylight tussle is still able to. Get a really good representation seemingly although we can't really tell outside the vehicle obviously but of the of the entire seems to be up Senate here. Rats I'M GONNA pause on this one as we head into it. As you can see, this is around out I. Wasn't sure if this would make it into the limited Beta release here but it seems to you and this you know it's tough to think of other features that wouldn't be here if we've got the roundabout in this in this version so you can see again with just the vision system here not using HD maps or anything like that Tesla's recognizing that this is around about intersection it's mapping out the roundabout here in the same color that you would normally see the lane lands that you are not supposed obviously cross. So really cool to see that. Let's watch it travel through here. Again, this one's from Brandini nine, one six. So yielding there it seems. Navigates through there. So, pretty cool. Brandini did say that for that one he did take over manual control at the end but I believe he said that was because his passenger was a little bit a word about itsel he said it would have handled it fine. So exciting see the roundabout here is another video again, a little bit more high resolution. This time we can see again the scene, the lead car here being mapped with green box versus some of those purple or red boxes that we've seen on other vehicles. Indicating that, it's you know traveling in the same direction. Looks like he changed his following distance, they're a bit. CNC. Vehicles off to the side appearing in yellow or red. Even as far out as as over there. In oncoming you know cross lanes. You can see those vehicles appearing and then the lead vehicle turns out. Tessa continues on its path. Read through an intersection with the green light. And, this one's really interesting Brandini on twitter said that this, there's a pedestrian approaches in this case he's GonNa take a left turn here he said the vehicle signals back on what he's doing what he's got mapped in terms of his navigate on autopilot directions. So let's go ahead and watch this. And it looks like this may be sort of an unmarked road here that tussles just sort of interpreting where the lane lane line should be. So you can see it approach the stop sign here. Mapping out a lot of details waiting for this card across. Its even picking up the biker land sign here in the other lane. There's the pedestrians. There are the pedestrians and it makes that left hand turn again with no lead vehicle. So super cool to see that this is more robust than even I expected this absolutely seems to be a step change from the report so far people have been very, very happy with it. I think this makes a Robo taxi vision from Tesla much more real because this is what you want I do as feature complete that means the Tesla vehicle is going to be autonomously capable of navigating the entire trip. In some cases, it's not gonna be everything but people are going. To go on rides and Tesla vehicles where they don't have to intervene one single time and that is going to make this so much more real feeling than has up until this point and of course, those drivers should still be diligently monitoring because there are certainly going to be corner cases that takes some time and more data to get ironed out
Why Are Leaf Blowers So Annoying?
"Hey brain stuff lauren Vogel Bob here the sounds of autumn satisfying crunch the crisp apple or fallen leaves to your feet or the teeth grinding noise of a leaf blower. Powered by electric or gasoline motors that propel air out of a nozzle to send leaves and grass cuttings flying leaf blowers are probably the most Vilnai's devices in the lawn care universe to the noise that they have met in the mid nineteen seventies when leaf blowers became ubiquitous in the United States to California cities adopted early bands of the Equipment Carmel by the sea beverly labeled the leaf. Blowers a noise nuisance and banned their use a move that has been followed by hundreds of other cities across the United States to some degree. But what is it about leaf blowers that people hate is that the decibels the constancy delete blowers pose real dangers to the health of users or others who happen to be within earshot increasingly, the answer appears to be yes to all of the above. Leaf blowers may send leaves and lawn clippings for a ride, but the gusts which reach one, hundred, eighty, two, two, hundred, and eighty miles per hour. That's about two, hundred, ninety, two, four, hundred, fifty kilometers per hour also create a nose clogging swirl of fungus spores, herbicides, and microbes. The resulting dust is so aggravating to people with allergies, asthma bronchitis, and other respiratory maladies that the American Lung Association recommend staying away from leaf blowers altogether. And then there's the air pollution operating a commercial leaf blower for one hour and it's as much smog forming pollution as you would if you drove a recent mid-size car as say twenty sixteen Toyota Camry from Los Angeles Denver, which is about a one, thousand, one, hundred mile or a one, thousand, eight, hundred kilometer trip. That's because most leaf blowers used to cycle engines they're lightweight and inexpensive, but they require a mixture of gasoline and oil to run unlike more complex engines. They don't have separate chambers for fueling lubricants when operated the engine wastes approximately one third of the combined mixture releasing carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, and hydrocarbons into the air. Three toxins are some of the main culprits in the air pollution from leaf blowers. Carbon monoxide helps for smug nitrous oxide is a prime ingredient in acid rain and has been linked to global warming. Hydrocarbons are cancer causing organic compounds that also contribute to smog formation plus leaf blowers are noisy. How noisy are they when you engage in conversation? That's a noise level of about. Sixty decibels according to the center for hearing and Communication. If you're strolling on a sidewalk in a car goes by that's about seventy decibels a leaf blower, even fifty feet or fifteen meters away can be up to seventy five decibels and right up close that jumps well into the nineties according to the World Health Organization any noise about seventy decibels risks causing physical hearing damage. And then there's the mental toll. Miss. A phony is a relatively newly classified condition in which people are angered by particular sounds like chewing or knuckle cracking although leaf blowers aren't mentioned in the diagnosis parameters it stands to reason this phony may be related to people's dislike the machines because they're extra sensitive to sound. Preliminary data shows that phones brains may have a hypersensitive connection between the auditory system and the LIMBIC system, which is the part of the brain that's responsible for creating emotions. It's so much a part of life for a phones that they can be shocked others don't feel or react the same way to certain noises. But being irritated by leaf blowers doesn't necessarily mean your phone. Erica. Walker a doctoral student at Harvard. University's Chan. School. Of Public Health discovered that is far less irritating to create a sound than it is to hear it in a survey of one thousand, fifty residents more than a dozen Boston neighborhoods, Walker found that the majority of respondents said they couldn't control or get away from noises like leaf blowers and they believed that no one really cared that it annoyed them. What's more other research has shown that leaf blowers, a low frequency noise that penetrates through outer walls into homes and businesses in a way that some other noises passing vehicles, for example do not. However. Leaf blowers have become an integral part of commercial lawn care while a leaf blower may sound like fingernails across chalkboard to you for the businesses that rely on them portion of their livelihood. It's probably music to the ears.
Your Next Dive - Coco View Resort
"Needless to say, the worldwide pandemic has seriously impacted our next is. We recently had to forego our trip to Nassau and diving with Stuart. Cove. Dive. Bahamas it in October. We do know that eventually will return to normal and we'll be traveling again to fantastic dive locations. With that in mind on today's installment of your next dive, we're going to cocoa view resort on Roy Tan in Honduras. For a number of years, we heard about cocoa view from one of our instructors as one of his favourite dive destinations. So way back in two, thousand, Thirteen Donna and I had the opportunity to go to coco view. When the shop was running their annual trip there. Roett Tan is an island thirty, five miles off the coast of doors. It is forty nine square miles large and it has it is twenty eight miles in length. When you arrive at Rotan's Tans International Airport you'll be met by the resort staff and board a bus for a ride to a boat-landing. There you'll take a short boat ride that takes you to a small key where the resort is located. Let's start with diving. Cocoa view has what they call the front yard. You get to the front yard by walking in the water and taking swim out to either cocoa view or Newman Wall. Right in the middle of the front yard is a wreck called the Prince Albert The diving in the Front Yard is twenty, four hours a day seven days a week. Great for doing a night dive or maybe even a sunrise dive. Having access to unlimited sure diving is definitely a big plus for dive locations. When we went there, they had a policy where you did at checkout dive in the Front Yard I you did a couple of skills which your dive guide mask flooding clear regulator recovery before heading out to the wreck in the wall. I can't remember any other location. I've been to where you had to do a checkout dive with skills. Not sure if they still do that but no big deal. I went back to my log book to see what Di Sites we visited. We did Valley of the Kings at seventy six feet Calvin crack at ninety two tall to small along with John Spot Mary's place on 'cause place. All the dives give gave us a myriad of life coral with eighty plus visibility and bottled water temperatures in October between eighty to eighty six degrees. Fahrenheit. They have this routine where you'll do a dive at one spot and then they drop you off either on cocoa view or Newman's wall for your second dive and you make your way along the wall back to the front yard and walkout. Some folks didn't like that after a couple of days. Everybody's a little different. Their main dive boats are fifty foot long US navy boats that have been redesigned for Scuba. Their spacious well-maintained easy to get on and off and get you to dive sites quickly. The boats dock right in front of your gear locker and your gear lockers actually like a quonset hut but. There's one for each boat and it's open at both ends and you'll get a little storage locker inside that. Quantum hut. The, dive team will take your stuff to the boat if you indicate that you were diving on storage locker. It doesn't get any easier than that. We were fortunate to stay on an over the water bungalow connected by wooden walkways. Spacious Room with French doors that opened up to our private porch with Hammock. You can also choose Cabana or oceanfront room. You have all your meals in the clubhouse restaurant, all the typical breakfast fare followed by lunch and dinner with a Honduran flair. And if you desire. You won't go hungry. The clubhouses a gathering place for free seminars, enjoying your favorite beverage playing pool or visiting with the resorts feathered residents. While we haven't been back to coco view for a little while I'm sure that they are still first class operation experienced. If you're considering a trip to Roy Tan. When the pandemic is passed, you won't be disappointed for making cocoa view one of your next dives.
Is the Netflix documentary "Cutie" breaking federal law?
"Alone. Welcome to best case worst case this is Jim Clemente retired profiler former New York City prosecutor writer-producer CBS's criminal minds with today's high everybody. It's Francey, Hague's former state and federal prosecutor. Jim. Across the country and if it's possible, I'm even more outraged. Shall I say enraged than I was last week I find it. I. Don't know very believable. Because I know you but I know what you're outraged and enraged about. I agree with you tim I don't understand what's happening. You know we've we've done what is happening I. Don't know we've done. I don't know how many episodes where we've talked about. Hollywood. We've talked about power position predators. We've talked about a Hollywood sexualizing we talked about that movie call me by your name I remember that one member that you and I saw that. and. Just being outraged at the sexualizing of children and in that movie if I'm not mistaken, there was a nineteen year old actor playing a fifteen year old boy I think if I remember correctly. and. That was bad enough because it was depicting. The sexualization of a child even though it wasn't an actual trial here Jim in the newest entry into net flicks Pantheon, we have a movie called well in English. It's called cuties and it was released just last night as you are recording here. So on September ninth here in the US. Anyway it was released on Netflix said it's a French movie I think the original title was something like Lehman Mignon. Which I would. You know I was a French minor but French is a longtime ago for me I, thought meant the little ones but maybe it means cuties regardless. The Americanized is name is called cuties. And Jim. I didn't see the movie yet. But I've seen a clip of a dance from the movie before we get into the discussion of the movie. Let me just tell people who haven't seen the clips and you haven't seen the description of the movie. What is purportedly about? This movie is described by various media critics who've seen it. As a coming of age tale, a young girl fighting against the patriarchy. Now, how is she coming of age how she fighting against the Patriarchy this eleven year old she joins she's a Muslim child and she joins a dance troupe. Wow. That sounds interesting. Right she's breaking out of her cultural barriers whatever they might be or whatever she perceives them to be. She joins a child's dance troupe with a bunch of other eleven year old well, that sounds perfectly innocent. Well not really however. It's really not Jim because you and I have seen the clip why don't you take it from here? Well, for not I did just see the clip and I was shocked I was shocked at two things one the focus of the camera. On the general areas of young girls very deliberately. Very, sustained, very purposefully. But I'm also shocked by the fact that this depicts a dance competition and in the dance competition, these girls are on stage in public. Doing these you know basically dance moves and I'm using those air quotes that are that are basically saying and touching their general areas and a showing off between their legs I mean. They're simulating sex. That's the that's certainly a very. Easy determination or that's an argument that. CAN EASILY BE. Made. So, this bothers me for two reasons. One is that. It's apparently a competition that they're in in which this kind of behavior is actually. Promoted and encouraged. But the documentary style of it. Is that they are showing close ups of these girls is one thing if they're thirty, forty, fifty feet away on a stage, but to have a camera. where the entire screen is filled with the Crotch of an eleven year old girl and the camera is focused on that and again it's sustain it's not just passing. That is part of the definition of child pornography when a child is centralized in a way and they don't have to be naked for it to be child pornography but the image has to be focused on the Genitalia or on sexual activity, and even if that's mimicking sexual activity is putting a child in a sexualize situation and I believe that this does that. In fact, and I, I don't know what the rest of this movie is about but it's scary to think that this is just one scene in movie that that purports to do things like for example. There's a parental warning apparently on imdb would says, one of the many highly sexualize erotic dance scenes. That purposefully exploit an objectify numerous scantily clad underage girls. One of the female child dancers lifts upper crop top to fully display her bare breast. This they're saying. This is supposedly literally pulled from my md be yes. That's pulled from my MTV which they've changed as of now this this has just been a massive explosive controversy over the last twelve hours Jim and you're absolutely right. I. Hate telling you that because God? Usually wrong. But here you're absolutely right. It does fit the definition at least in the United States the federal definition for child pornography, which is the lascivious display of the genitals for the purpose of arousing the sexual desires of the viewer. There is no other way to describe how these children are dancing and that IMDB description minimizes it by saying it's sexualizing or Roddick with underage girls. They're eleven, years, old eleven what is that? Fifth. Grade. Fourth Grade. That's it's crazy that anyone thinks that this is okay. But the most important thing to me is that I think it might be a federal crime. It certainly fits the definition now in federal law in this country, there is an exception if it's art, but that is required to provide a whole bunch of information to the Attorney General of the United States about the age of the actors when there's any depiction. The age of these actors is clearly under eighteen. There's no question about it. Not Right now, typically Hollywood gets away with it by having someone who has just turned eighteen play somebody who's younger but that's not what's going on here and there was among the years ago called kids I think and they did the same thing they had actually young people and although they didn't actually they sort of hit the sexual parts, they suggested it. But this because of the music that's playing in the background that's clearly of a sexualize nature because of the humping that's going on and the touching of the general areas by these girls, and then you know the cutesy sucking on the finger. To, make it seem like an innocent girl is being sexualize. It's all together. It really does make me. Believe that they are they are violating federal child pornography statute and I think that that's something that you know it's not just well, this is a French movie and we're trying to be open minded this this this description goes on to say. Trigger Warning and eleven year old girl watches a female rap music video where naked women role play through dance both heterosexual lesbian sex acts an eleven year old. Female. Dance Group then mimics these sexual moves, the on themselves and on each other while the camera zooms in on their sexual body parts as they erratically rise. This can be highly distressing to many viewers. Covered Hani legal.
Interview With The Boys Eric Kripke
"The boys challenges you bet an eerie show runner Eric Kripke. Show you know we had to practically bill old fifty foot long whale for instance. which two months and thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars you know. But really all the all the gags like you know, we have some really big stunts and some really big moves this year that really require in incredible amount of pre planning and you know So really all of it and then you know introducing the character, the new characters storm front is primarily our big new character and so there's just a lot of conversation about. You have first of all, you have to build the suit. I mean. So much of the show it's funny. How much of the show actually just kind of comes from the suit like our production schedule when we cast 'cause they they take six months to bill. So you have to cast an actor, which means you have to know what role you're creating have a sense of. Who that character isn't what they're doing six months before you normally would because you just have to put them in the wardrobe. Then you start creating a character, very early So it starts there and then you know you you just sort of figure out storm front is a character from the books, but it's a man and and be made the actor female, and so it's just about. How do you take you know the core elements of the character from the comics but also? But then. Adjusted to reflect what you WANNA say about about the world we're living in. You'll see that whale on season two of the boys on Amazon prime
A strange Blue Flame
"Welcome to catch myths and mystery signer host kid chrome today a little insight into a different kind of fire at the heart of many seafaring stories going back hundreds of years detail of a blue fire coming up from top of a master crackling along the railing along the gunwales. Some sailors described how they had watched a blue crackling light move along the top of the water climb up the side of this ship wind around the mass where would vanish into thin air. Today we would refer to a sailor's description of a blue light moving around their ship, a saint elmo's fire. This is a weather phenomenon where a sharp or pointed object is passing through a strong electric field in atmosphere not dangerous if it can be an indicator of a charge difference around you making lightning more likely to strike you despite your location in eighteen ninety. Nine Colorado Springs and experiment by Nikola Tesla that utilized undoubted waves caused horses at the livery stable because suddenly Bolton kick free of their stalls, even the insects felt the effects of the electrical barrage butterflies became electrified helplessly swirling circles, their wings, sprouting Blue Halos of saint almost fire during World War One Germany had dozens of rigid airships called Zeppelin's they could travel eighty five miles an hour and carry up to two tons of bombs by the Nineteen Thirties Dr Louvred cder who overseeing the design of this upland step aside to allow the head of the company Hugo. To design the huge Hindenburg class airships in all tour bill designated L Z one, twenty, nine. The HINDENBURG was one hundred, three feet long with a diameter of one hundred, thirty, five feet is gas capacity was just south of seven million cubic feet I I flew in March nineteen thirty six American Airlines contracting with the operators of the Hindenburg shuttled passengers from Lakehurst Newark. Connections to airplane flights she carried thirty six passengers with a crew sixty, one and two thousand, nine, hundred trainees. The airship was hours behind schedule WANNA passed over Boston due to these headwinds landing at Lakehurst was further delayed by foul weather that included thunderstorms the captain opted to pass over. Manhattan. At six, fifty, five PM, the storm had passed and the captain directed the Hindenburg in the direction of it's more at Lakers were the ground crew waited. At seven PM local time the Hindenburg made his final approach from an altitude of six, hundred, fifty feet. The ship would drop rope in cable and be winched tied to more in tower. It began to rain the ground crew grabbed the mooring lines at seven twenty, five a number of individuals on the ground witnessed what they later would state look like a blue. Flame climb up the back of the HINDENBURG seconds later it burst into Flame Werner France was a fourteen year old cabin boy who is dazed by the fire. But when one of the ship's water bladders burst, he was drenched and managed to get out of a hatch used to load food into the kitchen once on the ground, he ran from the burning inferno. The only survivor to escape without any injuries he was also the last surviving crew member and died at the age of ninety two in August two, thousand, fourteen, another survivor was Joseph Spa. ADVIL COMIC ACROBAT. When he saw the first sign of trouble, he smashed the window with this movie camera which had been filming the landing. The film did the disaster by the way that's ship near the ground. He lowered himself out the window on hung onto window ledge letting go when the ship was perhaps twenty feet above the ground his acrobatic instincts kicked in and spa kept his feet under him attempted to do a safety role. When he landed, he injured his ankle nonetheless days Woodley crawling away on a member of the ground crew came up, swung the diminutive SPA under one arm and ran him clear that fire days lady during an interview and investigation was determined that sabotage was. The, cost of the flames but Saint Elmo's fire and that had caused the initial spark that caught the gas on fire. A different
1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens
"So my episode today. is about the nineteen eighty Mount Saint Helens eruption. So now, we weren't alive then even though we were not alive, then it was you know years until Jillian. Many years. Until we were born. We are in our. Mid Twenty. S. So we're very youthful. Yeah. We say what's a CD or whatever I don't know anything I couldn't even pretend to be a teenager because I have no idea went technology. Don T TIKTOK ON THE TIKTOK You know on the TIKTOK so. Nineteen Eighty Mount Saint Helens eruption has a lot of parallels to what's going on in the world today, but it's an interesting story. So to to start with for our non US friends and Non West Coast friends, I didn't know the details about this when I started researching it but Mount Saint Helen's which is known as a lot lot to the indigenous lets people and Lou wit. Luella cloud to the click a tat is an active stretch of Okano located in. Skamania. County. Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States I. Apologize to the Washingtonians. If I pronounced Skamania county your Skamania county incorrectly. I'm sure I will get an email about this. Fifty miles eighty kilometers northeast of Portland Oregon Ninety, six miles or one hundred and fifty four kilometers south of Seattle Washington. So to get a sense of where Mount Saint Helen's is. If you're thinking of both Washington state and Oregon is roughly like. Square ish rectangular ish in shape with Washington, in the north and Oregon just below. Mount Saint Helen's is in the lower left quadrant of Washington state near the border of Oregon. and. She's roughly halfway between Portland, and the Portland Oregon and Olympia Washington, which is the Washington state capital. Okay. also relevant northeast of Mount. Saint Helen's is what's called Spirit Lake. And there's a bunch of little rivers and creeks in that area just due to like the geology of the area but almost directly north of the mountain is the north fork toodle river. River toodle or Poudel T. O. U. T.. L. E. Title River. So. Also? Mount Saint. Helen's takes its English name from the British diplomats. Lowered Saint Helen's is a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late eighteenth century The volcano is located in the cascade range is part of the cascade volcanic arc, which is a segment of the Pacific Ring of fire that includes over one hundred and sixty active volcanoes and for the record before the explosion mount. Saint, Helen's stood at nine, thousand, six, hundred and eighty feet high. So. They knew it was part of the ring of the ring of Fire Okay Yeah Yeah So. They knew as part of the ring of fire. It had experienced some activity throughout recorded history but it. It remained dormant basically from its last period of activity in the eighteen, Forty S and eighteen fifties. So by one thousand, nine hundred had been more than one hundred years before there was any like really significant activity that includes ash like little burps and like any kind of flow or anything like that. So. At this point people were pretty complacent thinking nothing's going to happen anytime soon it's fine like it's a dormant volcano for all intents and purposes until we get to the spring of nineteen eighty. Okay. So, there were several small earthquakes beginning on March fifteenth of that year indicating that magma may have begun moving below the volcano also just as an f. y. we talked about natural disasters on episode sixty one which was called here I am rock. You like a hurricane I talked a little bit about that about volcanoes in that episode. So if you want to refresh your memory about the basics of what's in a volcano check that out episode sixty one, it's very good. Thank you. So on March Twentieth Three Forty Five PM Pacific Standard Time, which everything will be NPS T. Shallow magnitude four point two earthquake centered below the volcano's north flank signal the volcanoes return from one hundred, twenty three years of hibernation. A gradually building earthquake swarm saturated area seismographs, and started to climax at about noon on March twenty fifth reaching peak levels in the next two days including an earthquake registering five point one on the Richter scale. A total of one hundred and seventy four shocks of magnitude. Two point six greater were recorded during those two days. That's a lot. Yeah. So geologists in that area are like look is no not a great sign. Initially. There was no direct sign of eruption but small earthquake induced avalanches of snow and ice were reported from aerial observations. So this mountain is shaking and you know stuff is falling off. It's not it's not nothing. At twelve thirty, six PM on March twenty seventh phreatic eruptions which are explosions of steam caused by magma suddenly heating groundwater. So that's like a quick like spur. Of, like Ash and Steam K ejected and smashed rock from within the old summit crater. Excavating a new crater, two, hundred and fifty feet wide. And sending an ass column about seven thousand feet into the air. So you yeah, knock. Great. So by this date along, east trending fracture system had also developed across the summit area. So there's cracks forming in the summit. This was followed by more earthquake swarms in a series of explosions that said ash even higher above there. And most of this ash fell between three and twelve miles from its fendt. But some was carried hundred fifty miles south to bend Oregon or two hundred and eighty five miles east to spokane Washington. So the ash went pretty far and those who were like what the What is happening here? So? then. A second new crater and a blue flame were observed on March twenty ninth.
How To Stay Centered When Youre Skiing Off a Cliff With Angel Collinson
"Great, to meet you yeah Sundays to meet to shout out to my friend Josh Simpson for mixing our mutual friend Josh MCI totally. Thanks Josh. How did you get into meditation? Well. I was always really interested in Buddhism growing up. I'm not sure why I ski raised at a pretty high level from a young age and I've found that it was just something that I was already doing to clear my mind before competitions. But really what got me into it was when I started doing some more of the quote unquote extreme stuff and also finding my spiritual identity or just the way that I wanted to relate to life in the way that I wanted to find meaning for my own life and I'd heard a lot about meditation and I was dating a boyfriend that helped get me into it and that was about ten years ago. Would your practice look like now? Now, I have a lot of time that I spend on the road and I really liked to use APPs yeah I, really love your up. I also really love Waking Up Sam Harris's up I'm here. I mean he's really good friend and he's a great teacher. Yeah. Both of those are awesome nurtured head space but there's something about the APP that keeps me accountable I. Don't necessarily need it for today practice, but sometimes, it just has more accountability to make me sit down for at least ten minutes every day. But usually I like to do some different sort of breath work and. Short visualization stuff. You know that's really helpful like visualizations, a tool that I use both in my meditation practice when I'm trying to still the crazy chaotic water sometimes that life. Presents us with and you know visualization also like every day in my skiing practice when I'm trying to visualize my lines and stuff I take time in the morning to kind of run through the ideal scenario that my life would like that the run would look like and sometimes it's three minutes and ten minutes sometimes it's forty five, but it's just whatever I can make time for. Okay to use the term line. Yeah. So. What does that mean? So, align basically refers to the run that you ski down the mountain. So what I do is it's called big mountain skiing other people that aren't familiar think of it as extreme skiing, but they get dropped off in helicopters and it's up to us to choose the way down the mountain and. Everyone's second. I'm sorry to interrupt you because you're underplaying this I just watch the videos you you just like casually said, yeah we get dropped off in helicopters like it's no big deal. A helicopter takes you and put you on top of really stand place where nobody's supposed to be like don't even yaks of their. Whatever mount goes nothing. Is like the tip of a sort of a at the top of a mountain but it's kind of like a ridge. It's a running ridge and this line I saw you skiing they dump you out of a helicopter and you ski down and then like there's like a little avalanche following you and you're jumping off rocks. It's crazy. For you. I'm still here. Yes. Don't do it again we'll have to wait. I can't imagine how your parents feel watching this anyway. So you're saying line is they dropped off the helicopter and then you kind of it's actually not a straight line you're skiing down you have to ask you can't. It's not like a well groomed straight line course you're skiing around obstacles Yeah it's pretty challenging art to master because what we do is we fly into the basin of a mountain Rangers Cirque and then all the athletes stand at the bottom and we look up at the face right the mountain face and there's cliffs there's a little sub ridges. There's all these things that you kind of have to get image in your head of how you want to navigate through the obstacles and how you WanNa. Make your unexciting how you're GonNa manage what you just called the avalanche we call it Slough. It's loose moving snow that isn't technically an avalanche, but it can. Sweep you off your feet if you cross under it. So it's this whole navigational plan that you have to make in your head from the bottom. But then when you fly the top get dropped off on top a lot of times, there's blind rollovers you can't actually see the markers and so it's kind of this art form of piecing together. What you thought was that little cliff, the tip of that rock that should be really easy to identify and making share. You know you're fifty feet to the right of that and kind of doing that the hallway down it's yeah, it's exciting. That's one way to. I I watched a video of you and I recommend everybody watch these videos because it's. Just to say somebody. A big mountain skier or an extreme skier does it zero justice? You actually need to see it and we'll put in the show notes. I. Was watching a video of you and you can see exactly what you just described. You're standing there looking at the face of the mountain and you can tell your very concentrated. You're taking it in and it sounds like internally you're visualizing. Go, and then I saw you put abandon over your whole face. Was that part of Leser messing around. Okay. Happens more often than the visualization to be honest. But so you're looking you've been doing this long enough. You've been doing this a pretty a pretty small and you're looking at them. So you you're able to really take in what am I seeing here in is this feasible but then I've also read that you get in the helicopter to go do the thing and sometimes you just referenced it sometimes, you see oh that what looked like a little cliff is actually something different, i? Don't know if there is such thing as a little cliff but anyway and do you ever decide oh? No No, I'm not doing this thing. Yeah. I think that's also where meditation has really helped me because sometimes it's easy to let what you think. You're capable of or what you think. You can accomplish for that day get in the way of the reality of things you know maybe it's the conditions or maybe it's you're not firing on all cylinders or whatever, and being able to back down actually as. People ask you like what's your proudest moment you know and I would say it's times when I stepped away from stuff that I really wanted or knew I was capable of but had to have the self awareness to be like this isn't the day for it and you know we learned the hard way too. That's how you learn how to trust your intuition is. Follow it and things go wrong and then you're like Oh that's what that was trying to tell me
31. Dive Flags, EN-ROADS climate solution simulator, diving the Andrea Doria - burst 02
"Many of us go on die vacations to exotic spots and do a majority of our diving from a boat. I did a piece on boat diving etiquette back in February. And you can check out the archives if you're interested one of the things we don't have to worry about when we were diving from a boat is having a die flag that all changes if we are sure diving. You'RE GONNA have to fly or carry your own die flag now. I I learned about die. Flags in my patty open water diver course like most of us have and we actually used a die flag when we were doing our certification dives at Fort Weather. All in Jamestown Rhode Island. Now I went back to my original open water manual to look at what they covered. Yeah I still have that manual. That was before we had the electronic learning. Now we're all familiar with the red rectangular flag that has the white diagonal stripe but remember. There's also blue and white double tailed pennant. Or Alpha flag that signifies diving operations now according to Patty. The flag must be large enough to be seen from at least one hundred yards or meters away so to give you some perspective. Think about this. You're standing on the goal line of a football field and that you're able to see and more importantly identify that flag placed on the other goal. Line I want to cover a couple of other things about your die. Flat your flag is supposed to be flying so do accomplish. This usually have a wire across the flag to keep it extending now. You GotTa make sure that that wire is in place and there are no rips or tears in the flag the might make go limp remember. You're on that far goal line and it's Kinda hard to pick out the flag if it's not flying also. The flag needs to be seen by any boats in the area and should be at least three feet above the surface. Now that's absolutely necessary. When there are choppy seas the laws in your area may have special requirements. So you're going to have to check them out on the distances etc. But if they don't you WanNa stay within fifty feet of your diet. Flag and boats are supposed to stay one hundred two hundred feet away from die flat. Now I can tell you from experience and seeing it. That doesn't always happen. Boats don't usually respect. Sometimes they don't respect that one hundred two hundred foot rule. The die flags pretty simple is usually has a float and nears. This poll that goes through the middle of it runs through the the float and it usually has a counterweight on the bottom to keep the pole upright. Now you also have a line attached to it. That usually seventy five hundred feet normally polypropylene wrapped around the holder. Like I said it's pretty simple until you get into water you have to practice holding it leading out the line keeping the float above you not trailing way behind pulling the float underwater or getting tangled up in the line of another die flag or your gear. We've seen it all at our open waters in Jamestown. Also remember you need to hang onto your holder. We've seen that to die. Flags get away from people. Remember die. Flags are another important piece of your safety equipment and it's only safe. You know how to use it. So when you're on your shore dive be cognizant of what you're doing with that die flag practice with it and be safe with it.
"fifty feet" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Forty or fifty feet of water so unfortunately our patient went down with the plane but then I found myself the pilot the nurse and I found ourselves in this freezing open water with the fast moving current and we were wearing like heavy winter clothes you know like parkas and winter boots and stuff like that and those are like weeks pulling us down into the water it was freezing weather below freezing you know with the blizzard and snow and everything and that pilot started chiding sounding try to get on the ice try to get on the ice because to our side sort of off to the left as I recall you could see ice you know towards the the part of the lake that was frozen and going the other direction sorted tour it's my right you could see the black open wider of devil's gap women with chopped with the wind and everything and a strong current and it was a long distance maybe two hundred yards or something like that to the closest land which was an island and the voice in my head again spoke and said swim to shore but you know I've never had those sort of intuitive experiences before then so I actually argued with this voice I remember mentally thinking the twins remember lands and waters to cold anyway right in order to route I tried to swim to shore so I tried to climb on the ice but every time I I I kicked in kicked in kicked and struggled to try and get myself up in the ice as soon as I got my arm's length of weight onto the ice the ice would break from the weight of my arms and then sink into the water and I keep struggling and struggling in again to get up on the ice but the ice would break under my arms and I was getting more tired and more tired and colder and colder and the voice in my head kept repeating swim to shore and so finally the third time this voice said swim to shore I finally surrendered to.
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"Fifty feet turn left are you driving so slowly after a few drinks take it slow. com behind you why get ready to pay in point one miles. getting pulled over for buzz driving could cost you around ten thousand dollars in fines legal fees increased insurance rates nothing kills a buzz like getting pulled over for buzz driving because buzzed driving is drunk driving bloody by the national highway traffic safety administration and the ad council. right now AT T. mobile get an awesome iPhone ten are on us when you bring your family over and trade in your old device because whether you have mom dad or a friend on your mind it's a gift so bold and brilliant you'll want to keep it for yourself most importantly it's on us it's six vibrant colors plus with unlimited everything from T. mobile the possum iPhone ten are will have everyone snapping streaming and sharing to their hearts content all year long. don't wait it's only for a limited time to visit the store or call one eight hundred T. mobile iPhone ten are on. congested customers using more than fifty gigs per month we noticed with your speech to the prioritization forty three twenty four monthly bill credits for well qualified customers plus tax qualifying trade in fourteen service and finance agreement required contact us before canceling her credit stop remaining balance do sixty four get zero down first thirty one twenty five per month for twenty four months free credit price seven forty nine ninety nine zero percent APR one offer per account. let's say you just bought a house bad news is your one step closer to becoming your parents soon you'll have a separate fridge in the basement or extra groceries or exiled forever remember that frozen lasagna of course you don't it's been down there since two thousand eight good news is it's.
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"Fifty feet turn left. why are you driving so slowly after a few drinks take it slow. com behind you why get ready to pay in point one miles. getting pulled over for buzz driving could cost you around ten thousand dollars in fines legal fees increased insurance rates nothing kills a buzz like getting pulled over for buzz driving because buzzed driving is drunk driving bloody by the national highway traffic safety administration and the ad council did you know that there are over two hundred sixty thousand veterans in the central Puget Sound region many face transportation and mobility challenges to access healthcare employment and community services however finding transportation options can be complex and confusing vets dash go dot com a service of hope link is a new online transportation resource FOR veterans service members and their families and king Pierce and Snohomish counties learn how vets go can simplify the search for transportation services at vets dash go dot com it's me your heart high blood pressure is serious and I can quit whenever I want just treat me better after all we're in this together to get your high blood pressure to a healthy range was it hard dot org slash blood pressure a message from the American heart association and the ad council I started going cold Turkey at least when I'm in the car I know I shouldn't do it but it's so hard to stop my solution is simple I just don't do it there are lots of ways to stop yourself and others from texting and driving how will you stop brought to you by the national highway traffic safety administration and the ad council said that we should have a plan in case of an emergency do we have what first thing I'm gonna do is grab a flashlight with dead batteries I'm going to start randomly throwing clothes in the bag you too will be hiding in the closet and dad won't be able to find you and that's when we both start crying uncontrollably can you pass the cutlets.
"fifty feet" Discussed on KOMO
"Fifty feet turn. why are you driving so slowly after a few drinks take it slow. com behind you what get ready to pay in point one miles. getting pulled over for buzz driving could cost you around ten thousand dollars in fines legal fees increased insurance rates nothing kills a buzz like getting pulled over for buzz driving because buzzed driving is drunk driving bloody by the national highway traffic safety administration and the ad council the average person checks their phone one hundred and fifty times a day that I would shout as a bleeding disorder selves in fusion an average of a hundred fifty times a year so go ahead keep checking your phone as much as you like in fact I thought I just heard it vibrate if you'd like to be a part of something bigger the bleeding disorder foundation of Washington invites you to join us in trying to change the world of the child who simply can't stop bleeding by themselves your help can make a difference find out more at PDF W. eight dot org. in our house the beer is cold the wings are hot and over sixty TV's are always to your team this is Miller's ale house and we are the house of football. we've got every college game every weekend all season long we've got all the food and drink specials including your choice in order of singers or cheeseburger with a pint of beer bottle of the house of football find a Miller's ale house near you. games are subject to blackout restrictions. it's the semi annual sale at mattress firm we're bringing you savings up to four hundred dollars are top rated mattresses click if you arrest me would queen mattress now just four ninety nine explore our selections that matches firm dot com and visit your nearest store to experience the bed of your dreams before you buy we've got the best bets with savings of up to four hundred dollars you know it's the best price to your budget stretches further at mattress for suspending his own properties as was a mattress from accounts I sell. six forty four right now a good time to check the drive.
"fifty feet" Discussed on KOMO
"Fifty feet turn left are you driving so slowly after a few drinks take it slow. com behind you what get ready to pay in point one miles. getting pulled over for buzz driving could cost you around ten thousand dollars in fines legal fees increased insurance rates nothing kills a buzz like getting pulled over for buzz driving because buzzed driving is drunk driving bloody by the national highway traffic safety administration and the ad council the smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child's life yeah son come home with me visit the secret panda village sleep like a heat like up and I was meeting up to my potential it's not always easy being a dad but it's always worth it let me be job. take time to be a dad today thanks dad call eight seven seven four dead for one one for his father who died to learn more brought to you by the US department of health and Human Services and the ad council. romantic brain injury of flicks many of our military heroes returning from combat thanks to a partnership between the intrepid fallen heroes fund and the U. S. military service members like major Steve Taylor are being treated with the more than ninety percent success rate. what was good for me and they have worked Jack puncture aromatherapy and they were all the new findings about the operation of the brain for more visit fallen heroes fund dot org. it's not an emergency plan make sure your kids know what to do during an emergency call where to me what to pack search ready kids at NYC dot gov or call three one one a public service announcement brought to you by the New York City office of emergency management and the ad council every day I wake up at five to give dad is medicine. every day I wake up at five to give dad is medicine at six I make is breakfast. every day I wake up at five to give dad is medicine at six I make us breakfast at seven I shower. every day I wake for.
"fifty feet" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Fifty feet turn left are you driving so slowly after a few drinks take it slow com behind you what get ready to pay in point one miles getting pulled over for bus driving could cost you around ten thousand dollars in fines legal fees increased insurance rates nothing kills a buzz like getting pulled over for buzz driving because buzzed driving is drunk driving bloody by the national highway traffic safety administration and the ad council delusional Michael savage from noon to two on KSFO lately if not you may want to join us Marc Krauss I take every minute of the radio as a gift from god especially these days because the left wing would have everyone believe generalises the conservator Brady was on educated stupid the exact opposite is true for my audience for seven years and all politics the problem with most Asian foods you can find the protein about what your it's a cool and and rice with a few scraps I turned to my wife and I said I can't find the trip in here I feel like I'm a character naked and afraid looking for some grub Michael and you can count on here and something you'll get no where else twenty one to do just for your some swell burgers and French fries every day it'll feel good going down but it's always in your mind I can't certainly those burgers and fries that you used to in the media you're not getting burgers and fries for me no I'm not going to give you a rice would go into little shreds shrimp either I'm gonna try to give you a healthful diet of ideas feed your mind with Michael savage new to to talk radio five sixty KSFO hi I'm Judy flight so there you are it's flu season and you're over sixty five like me you're having another piece to feel like you might be forgetting something serious annual flu shot the.
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"Times the front entrance is also changing this year gas will enter on convention place with two lines starting on eighth and seventh avenues what was the entrance last year on pike street is now the main exit new time lapse video shows the progress being made in the addition of the Washington state convention center in downtown Seattle it's been a year since the ground breaking over the last year crews have been digging out the side laying the foundation for the building it will add more than half a million square feet of convention space the addition is expected to be ready in the spring of twenty twenty we're getting a live look from Portland were police say someone is putting pilots and danger of shining lasers are shining lasers again this is not the first time this happened we've heard about this before and it's happening again your PT acts since Monday pilots reported at least three laser strikes and porcelain lasers airplane windshields they can blind a pilot making take off and landing very dangerous to plans for head at sea tac last September shining lasers at a plane is are serious criminal felony there with the federal charges and up to five years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine take a look at this heart stopping video drone caught the moment a cliff right there nearly collapsed at a group of chi anchors on Lake Superior this area is known as the pictured rocks the kayakers were touring the dramatic for me Asians along Michigan shore when the cliffside gave way miss the kayakers by fifty feet the tour guides as they started paddling away after some smaller rocks started to fall we are at a safe distance we got far away and then came down we thought the repair crews underneath because I mean it it blew out so far to professional nature photographers just happened to be flying a drone and captured that moment a group of local scientists yes setting sail searching for the rarest whale in the world they're only thirty north Pacific right whales still living these photos for the beginning of the expedition the crew left today from Dutch Harbor Alaska in route to the Bering Sea the nonprofit deep green wilderness is turning this search into a documentary to call attention to the wheels in an effort to save the species all right let's check so with some day the weekend is getting a little bit closer but who's counting and Blaylock is flying.
"fifty feet" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Was dragged almost fifty feet before it stopped ball says the officer actually crawled out from underneath the train with a head gash and was taken to the hospital the fourteen year veteran of the department is listed in stable condition witnesses told investigators the officer was wearing ear buds and wasn't paying attention when he was hit a fort worth father is facing several charges after two of these kids are accidentally shot came around the central Greenstein reports forty seven year old Moses old man was arrested last week following the investigation into the June twenty seventh shooting inside the home one Sanborn street police say a seven year old girl was looking for markers when she found a gun inside a box on top of a dog cage in the laundry room she showed it to her ten year old cousin and as the younger girl six year old brother try taking the gun he pulled the hammer back when the ten year old took it back her finger slipped under the trigger causing it to fire a pair of rounds the two younger kids were hit and suffered non life threatening injuries officer Jimmy pose on he says the boy's injuries were more expensive to have open heart surgery to remove some of the palace there was lodged in the chest pulls on he says besides a good not being properly stored old and should never have had the gun in the first place he was a convicted felon after the twenty fourteen into Greenstein newsradio ten eighty K. R. LD an investigation into a fatal police shooting that happened in Lancaster more than a year ago is over but the family of the victim still don't know the details thirty seven year old Michael Briscoe was killed in March of twenty eighteen when officers opened fire during a traffic stop his brother Robbie Briscoe tells Carol the news he was told a grand jury cleared the officers but he hasn't been able to find out what happened I'm not sure would basically and place them what happened me my family is on find out what really happened my brother trying to happen closer on the situation he says Lancaster police have declined to comment the case was investigated by the Texas Rangers which sent its report to the Dallas County district attorney's office okay really news has asked for a copy of the report but the city has not yet responded fake guns get a pair of bank robbers real time in federal prison forty one year old Cedric birds was sentenced to twenty years in prison and thirty seven year old Marcelo Schaffner got fifteen years behind bars both pleaded guilty to bank robbery back in April the to rob the Texas trust credit union in her sporting a replica gun alley employees and demanding more than one hundred thousand dollars from the vault in their get away driver that led police on a high speed chase that ended in a dead end street and oak cliff get away driver also pleaded guilty to bank robbery and will be sentenced next month Texas lawmakers are looking into tests that can distinguish between hemp and marijuana.
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"fifty feet" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Hundred fifty feet of churches schools and medical facilities and so this was a precursor to what was i didn't get that heated during the public forum part of the evening but a lot of people were there to talk about this knows ordinance and the gushing of that but moments into the meeting this this group of protesters stormed the diocese and stood on top of it disrupted the meeting for about ten minutes and once several arrests were made and c._f._p. escorted those protesters out of the room up the stairs and into the lobby this is what mayor lyles had to say after everyone reassembled well actually this right here that there was the sound of the the protests happening and then mayor lyles returned to her seat that's my first experience at this but the most important part of that is that what we were looking at is the safety of the people around the status i don't think that many people can understand sometimes when you're elected to elect to do many things most of the time it's about important issues that we're trying to work on for our city for the future austin is simple day-to-day problems that we wanna make sure that people don't have to encounter that our roads are safe that our water is clean that we can move through this town safely i want to say to each of my colleagues here when we have incidents like this it is a little bit of a shock to us not quite sure but we have a policy about this and i like to share that policy with our community both those watching as well as livestream because we had to have this policy because this about keeping people safe not just the people in our audience not just the people that cover us in the media but our staff it's also about the people that serve you every day so our policy which we have have worked on is it really talks about disruption of official meetings and it says that a person who willfully interrupts disturbs a destruction official meeting and who come being directed to leave the meeting by presiding officer wilfully refuses to leave the meeting is guilty of a class two misdemeanor all right so she went on to talk about that that rule and while she was doing that there was a lot of noise still coming from the lobby upstairs eventually that that died down and the got into the meat of the meeting and more members of the public had signed up had a chance to speak the way they're supposed to be able to be heard now antiabortion protesters say the new ordinance will hinder their ability to protest and offer support to women at clinics city council gave eight to three approval to an ordinance banning amplified sound and excessive noise last night now after the meeting was over this was many hours later the topic of what happened in the opening seconds was still very much in question are up for discussion are brett jensen was at the meeting last night called up with the mayor after it was over at the very beginning people jumping up on here i mean that had been scared because you didn't know what they were going to do but it also i mean how much of off guard did it catch you and what was your initial reactions when we have protesting we have a reprocess and a way to deal with that we'd already talked about that earlier today that if we had a time that we ever felt that protesting was going to be unsafe that we would leave the diocese and be able to have that contain and work through with our our community safety officers are police officers i believe people have the right to protest i would hope that they do it in a way that helps us understand what they're doing but we also have to do it in a way that makes sure that our entire space this entire chamber people feel safe in that and so you know i believe that this is what we're dealing with all the time now it's not unusual it's not unexpected in the scheme of things and i think is protesting is what people have learned to do in the different methods of doing it when saul i can't remember his last name now the guy in chicago when he talked about how to protests some of those same practices are coming back local whimsy so was there any moment where you were scared the very initial beginning i grew up in a family of a lot of guys i'm not afraid of a lot anything radically so no i think what we have to do though is it remember we have a responsibility to everyone in the space to be safe and so we have to deal with that and not have our police officers uncertain of what we're going to do we have to follow the protocol that allows us we've had other hearings whereas i say you can get to that diet in the first time that i heard somebody you know curse at a diet i learned that well the world has changed and we can do that and understand that but when it comes to you know physical space we have to be careful and make sure everyone's okay mayor vials talking to w._b._z. last night following this unusual meeting get more reaction as the hour goes on and also next hour course the guy who was at that diaz for many years governor pat mccrory will get his reaction as well just after the top of the hour right now it's seven twelve we go back to the news center and john stokes lawyer for the driver of the pickup truck in the crash that killed seven motorcycle in new hampshire says his client denies being a toxic eight at the time of the crash koepke sent to be arraigned today on the homicide count stemming from that crash friday a gunman shoots and kills four people then turns the gun on himself after an hours long standoff monday with police in the san jose california area international olympic committee announcing that italy will be the host country for the twenty twenty six winter olympics decision came down to italy or sweden italy last hosted the olympics during the twenty two thousand six games in cheer and also hosting the winter olympics back in nineteen fifty-six and the supreme court has struck down a section of federal law that prevented officials from registering scandalous or immoral 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"fifty feet" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"The plows will be out, and we'll be cleaning up on the major arterials right now. The the a lot of the main arterials at least in eastern Waukesha county are slushy. And that is you know in the multi lane arterials the. Blue mountain roads of the world when you change lanes that can be a bit of an adventure. When you have to go from pavement to slush the pavement. That is something that to call on your your driving skills. Now, I live in St. that's gonna cul de sac got a big island at the end of the St Paul which way, do you think they plow the snow? No, they don't put it in the put it in your driveway. When I came out today. There was a snowdrift at the end of my driveway. And I'm not the tallest. I'm five eleven. I don't have the longest legs in the world. It was up to my man parts was up to the top of my thighs. The drifted might the apron of my driveway. I've got a ten horse errands snowblower that thing is off brand new. But at the end of last year does the thinking throw snow fifty feet trying to get through that snowdrift. At the end of my driveway was a challenge you knocked out a couple of times. Bowl bowl. Yeah. Because the because the dog couldn't couldn't turn him more. Well, pause ask if I've got ice under all the snow on the bottom half of my driveway, the answer that question is. Yes. On the top half where I had the energy to scrape it up after that big ice storm, the answer is no. But I needed someplace I did it because I was worried that the guys collecting the garbage last Thursday would slip and slide and break their necks and Sumi. So I cleaned off the top of the driveway where the for the garbage cans are but didn't have the energy to clean off the lower half. And by the way, going to try to walk the dogs and walk them down that snowy ice when the forget it. They're they're they're pulling me to the point of, you know, it's just. Yeah. I carry the number of of an orthopedic surgeon in my wallet. Just a for the broken. You're Paul Paul is reporting that his dog is having elimination issues based on the fact that well, apparently my younger dog while I was out shoveling and blowing and doing all this stuff this morning, by wealth, wife, let out our younger dog who she described as freaked out because he could not find a clear spot that were where he would be able to eliminate his business without the relevant parts of the business doing touching snow. He he he would set up and then he unsaid feel bad for the guy. No in my neighbor for some reason, they push a little snow to the middle island of the cul de sac, but the vast majority they push out towards the driveways, which drives me insane. I've never I actually complained to my alderman about this what three years ago and for a while it got better, but that was bad again. And finally this and I'll I'll leave this alone. I just babbling for fifteen minutes about the weather. I realize it's probably mundane. Why is it that all reporters covering snowstorms? They always universally turned into nannies. They admonish us to hunker down. The it's as if the baseline assumption is that we have lost all of our common sense. I wanted this report. I'm just gonna play like ten seconds of it. This report was filed by a reporter of the Wisconsin radio network play this that could include.
"fifty feet" Discussed on KGO 810
"Of the university of Virginia medical center and the university of Virginia center for telemedicine. So all of a sudden, you've got this very, very remote village. That is connected to the world, and we can help train people educate people and train the people to do things in healthcare. And what we're looking for now are other places to do it. There is the need for both care and peace. I know one I I know one it's real close. What we're looking at. So I couldn't believe that. You guys were talking about this first thing in the morning right after we got back. You literally got back last Thursday. So from your Marin, we did our first television connection, and it was just mind boggling, the people in the town of villages were sitting there the villagers were there. And we just got the the the what do you call it the tower about five miles away. So we were able to actually see people in America and see people in the medical center, and we're now hooking up with the Burmese university medical centers, and what we wanna do in Cuba. Definitely. But also on other side of the border to set up these small little you're only fifty fifty fifty feet by fifty feet. They're not big, but they have a birthing unit, but they have a big presentative healthcare. And we wait. A minute. So this is so you're looking at going to our southern border and erecting these which sound like they're what clinics or better than clinic sort of many hospitals that can deal with the people who are so desperate on the board of the people who really need this assistance. Yes. Yes. So great. How how are you funded by the way? Well, we've got donors and we all put our own money. We don't have any big job Dacians or even family foundations that are supporting other than a couple of small ones that are wonderful people. And how soon do you think you'll be able to get down there? Well, we're looking at getting we're doing a fundraiser probably I think first week in February. So that we can identify how much money they only cost about fifty thousand dollars. But also includes all the setup the equipment. You know, the the training and education stuff, and the television show, what what that means is that we will be able to link up with hospitals and doctors who speak Spanish, and all of a sudden, you'll have somebody helping patient even if you don't have a doctor on site. You can have a video connection on site. This is what we need to do. This is what is this called? It's called care for peace. Cherifi's ya. We have a website. You can go to what what care for peace dot org. And you can see our chairman is Dr Donald Chan who is the achieves walk star in Virginia. And in the in mar because he started he was a possessor of orthopedic spinal surgery, and at UTA, let's do this because I'm really interested in what you're talking about. It sounds like it's going to provide crucial care from some of the people who need it the most desperately and the February the fundraiser is in February I'm gonna put you back on hold. So that my producer can get some contact information. And when it's time for your fund raiser, I think it's time for us to really make people aware of the work that you're doing, and maybe we can assist with, you know, making a few dollars. So that we can be a part of providing for these incredibly unfortunate people. Thank you so much. I appreciate you calling in today. Eight hundred eighty eight ten is the telephone number. Number eighty eighty eight ten let's see let's go. Let's go to Allan Allan is calling from Petaluma, Allan. Hi. Welcome to K GO. Thanks for taking my call. Throw some numbers at you to start the conversation. The United States has about three hundred twenty five million people about forty million people thirteen percent of our population. According to the government fall below the poverty line. Now Gallup ran a poll recently that said a worldwide poll that said a hundred and fifty million people would like to immigrate to the United States because of their economic and political situation. So my question is how many people can we accept who gets to decide because unless you can give me a number that says, okay, that's it. This argument is most well the actual. The arguments that movement. I'll tell you what I don't want. You to think that I'm saying something, I'm not I don't advocate for us to simply throw open the borders. I don't know anybody who does. And just anybody who wants to comes into the United States of America. Of course, there have to be controls. There have to be limitations, but it has to be done humanely. And I think one of the problems that we've had as you know, when it comes to people asylum seekers, especially is that we seem like the shining beacon on the hill. We can absorb a lot of people, but we can't absorb everybody. But there are a lot of countries that we can work with. So that we can help those people who truly are in desperate need who need that assistance. Canada comes to mind Canada's willing to take immigrants asylum seekers as well. So I think there's a way to do it. That's better than what we're doing now. And I do think that we have to process these people it seems as if. The way the government's currently oh you went away. I wanted to continue talking with you. Because I I understand your concern. It's valid. I'm not I'm not saying it's not I just believe that what we have to do is see the humanity in these people understand why they want to leave do what we can do as a nation. And when we can't absorb it all when we can't take care of everybody, and we can't we work with other nations. I mean, isn't that one of the things that made America one of the leading nations of the world is that we work with other countries, and we helped to establish a policies working with the United Nations working with organizations like the guy who just called it working. So that we can provide what's necessary. Now, the other thing is that I think has been missing largely from the equation may be let's stop the root of the desperation. So if there's a problem that's going on, especially. If the United States has had a hand in creating the situations that result in people fleeing their own countries, then we need to be working within those countries to try to change those situations, it can become very complicated. But that's what's meant by comprehensive immigration reform. At least in my mind. I think you work at it from both sides, which you don't do is simply lock your doors. And I think that if you as an individual if a truly desperate person were on your doorstep..
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"The game and when i was coming up and seen baseball rise to prominence rows kid in the nineties it was mark mcgwire and it was sammy sosa and it was barry bonds and these guys that you can obviously accused some chemical enhancement of the reason why maybe they're stature was so staggering but now we're in the day we talk about the evolution of the athlete all the time across sports and baseball's no different is seeing this poor proliferation of guys now that look as physically impressive and they happen to have the game that matches up in that what makes tonight fun we're gonna need to hear all about exit velocity the power on these hits i heard aaron judge dented door with a home run the other night an overall that level of power and this makes it extremely compelling so i had the good fortune of being at last year summer derby in petko park and i can't even tell you who else was in it because the only guy that matter was giancarlo stan and watching the ball come off his bat it was different he was just different than everybody else some guys i mean everybody in the in the derby could hit home runs and guys were put him in the seats and i i don't think he won but i was standing up on this this portion it was a four hundred and fifty feet away and he was the only one where everyone on the porch when he came up went to the railing like oh he could win up here no one else is putting went up here this guy could but when up here so now that we have a guy like aaron judge who i believe will sort of display the same sort of power like we wanna see those two guys go headtohead for the title and that's what's gonna make this a really excite hormone derby and that's that's what we need to have happen it's absolutely what i think has to have happened you need those two guys that are at least this point the biggest names in this particular category because our own pedro gomez espn mlb insider will point out that he hasn't exactly believe that having the faces of the game overall all necessarily matter in this when.
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