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"gary thompson" Discussed on hacker1337

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06:28 min | 4 d ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on hacker1337

"I'm thinking if that guy didn't smoke cigarettes east it'll be around writing. Some great songs George Harrison, my sweet lord, the controversy. On that song. The controversy on that song was just absolutely nuts, but I think we lived through that. Some people got paid. It's for sure. That was two from that iconic album, all things must pass. Album, like 5 albums or three albums, I think, 6 sides. To that record. And we heard, I'd be there for you. I believe was the first track off side one. I'd have you anytime. Yeah, close enough, right? There we go. This is WPK and in Bridgeport, in case I haven't mentioned that. And your tuned to bob Johnson with a little radio show called radio uninvited. And you know, we're going to be talking about a bunch of different things. I do have some topics that I wanted to light people up with. We get them. If we can get them in the studio or on the phone or on the whatever. I wanted to talk a little bit about some of the artists that we've lost, I think with the Rolling Stone did an article on the 27 club and you probably have heard of that. Young people dying way before their time at the age of 27, including Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Kurt Cobain, among many, many others. So I thought I would take a deep dive into some of the music of these iconic performers, including some folks that maybe didn't pass away. We're 27. Like Cass Elliot. I think Jim Morrison was also in that 21. That just gives me the 27 club. But there is a lot of around. I remember when I was 27, barely. And I was doing all kinds of crazy stuff. Let's admit it, you know? We were young and we were doing crazy stuff. thing I probably did and I don't know from what I talk about this story, but one of the craziest things I did was take a 8 cylinder 1968 Chrysler, I don't know what the make was. But it was an 8 cylinder four barrel. High performance car and from Bridgeport to New Haven in about 8 minutes. How fast I was going. It was nobody on the road. It was like 3 o'clock in the morning. And I think, as I look back, that was probably the craziest thing that I ever done. For some people, that's probably not that crazy. Other people have done more outrageous things than that. But you know, if a tire would have blown out, if I had lost control, who would have, you know, I wouldn't be here today. 40 years later, right? That was probably 27. So I don't know what it is about that age. What do we hear on that set? Oh, that's probably your big question there. And you can go to the WPK and Spotify app online and you don't have to wait for me to open a microphone. To tell you what we heard, but before the George Harrison thing, we had a couple of tracks. We heard one track from the Dave Clark 5. Don't let me down. We also heard from Booker T and the MG's right after that. A woman a lover and a friend. We heard the kinks, a mono version, a mono release, just can't go to sleep. And then I pulled out another vinyl. Record from frigid pink. British invasion rock and roll lead guitar by Gary Thompson. And the album called defrosted from frigid pink. This is a 1972 record. When is this 1970? Somewhere out there, London records. Put this out. Early 70s. And we're all over the place. We can go from early 70s to last month. We don't need to stick in any particular genre, either, even though I do I'm very partial to rock music. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I grew up around it. I did start off in radio. Who cares? I'm doing a jazz show. You don't know. You don't care. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Yeah, jazz show, back in 1970 something.

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"gary thompson" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

05:12 min | 5 months ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

"Not deck harp. A couple big names on here. I guess I probably got to go at this point Tony eagle. You lose. The list is. Larry Brown. Oh God. Denny crumb, Louisville 72. Bruce Drake in 39 at Oklahoma, who doesn't know that good old brucie Drake, right? Steve Fisher, bully Gil strap at Texas 43. We can't only do my podcast episodes with bringing up an old bully gill strap. I can't believe you didn't get that one, my man. Bully gilstrap? Bully Gil strap. It's man's name was bully gilstrap. We've got a dick harp and a bullet. You're not getting this anywhere else. I can't emphasize this enough. You're not getting gilstrap and dick harp references anywhere else. You're welcome. Gotha ridge, the coach I was referring to, Bill Hodges, because he, along with Tommy Logan Guthrie, are the only ones to get a one seat in their first season as a head coach. Gary Thompson at Wichita state and 65 and good old, this coach's career always fascinates me. And in fact, he ties into another factoid with his years final four. Ray Meyer at depaul did it in 43 and ray Meyer is now tied with Mike krzyzewski for the longest gaps between final four appearances first and last. Both he got there first in 86 and now we have it in 2022 so you've got 36 year gap and now that's exactly what Myers was when he went in 43 and then back into the 70s into the 80s with depaul. So pretty cool, pretty cool deal overall. Those are your first year coaches to make a final four. Hubert Davis has done it. It's damn incredible. It was an awesome, awesome moment on CBS. When Jamie Erdoğan was interviewing him and he was overcome with the motion, players all around him. This tournament is amazing. It's incredible. And the fact that less than a year, you know, to the day, it's been less than a year since he was officially hired at UNC. He has taken this program to the final four. I don't care how he got there. You know, yes, sometimes you get there because the bracken can break your way, whatever. I don't care. Carolina fans, you have yourself in a final four yet again and you've done it in the first year under Hubert Davis. You wouldn't see us now made 21 trips to the promised land to the biggest stage in the sport. That's more than any other in history. You wouldn't see us 21. UCLA has 18 Kentucky has 17 duke in Kansas tied this year with 16 appearances a piece. They stayed nod, but it is UNC with the most all time and Hubert Davis has done it. That's really, really awesome and a big story. And of course, we know what awaits. On January 23rd, North Carolina was 12 and 6 with four losses by at least 17 points. Lost to Tennessee by 17 Kentucky by 29, Miami by 28 wake forest by 22. After the weight loss, tar heels dropped a 43rd at Ken pom, and then on February 16th, lost a pit, dropped to 49th season low 49th at king palm. Since they lost awake, their 16 and three since they lost a pit, they are ten and two, and if you go back to January 23rd, which is the day after the weight loss, I believe. If you go back to the day after the weight loss and run the data that I would tell you, I figured out dot com had a pick dates and run data based on very specific dates. It was amazing. Lauren had to do. So next thing I'm going to learn how to do is how to properly put in a pocket square. But anyways, one thing at a time. That's right. One thing at a time. So if you run the data from the day after the weight loss, to today, bar Tory dot com has North Carolina as the 12th best team in the country. So low CD team, sure, because they did a lot of damage to their resume. Before they got rolled in. But again, 16 and three since losing to wake, ten and two since losing to Pitt. And in the final four. And you're right. Seeing Hubert have that moment with Jamie and the postgame like he was almost at first trying to get her to talk to the players because I don't think he could talk. He was overcome. It was an awesome moment. That's exactly what was happening parachute. Because it feels a bit like a cliche because everybody says this about Hubert, but he's like genuinely a nice man, you know? That's why it got a little uncomfortable when he was getting blown out game after game and especially that Kentucky game in Las Vegas, CBS sports class, looked like his team just, they weren't competitive. Like they didn't even they didn't compete. And it was a really bad sign. We talked about this earlier today on bracket breakdown on CBS Sports Network. It was perfectly reasonable to start wondering like the North Carolina get this right. I mean, we can all say it was too early. But when you inherit a program with Armando bay cotton, Caleb love, and RJ Davis, and the.

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"gary thompson" Discussed on Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)

Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)

04:16 min | 11 months ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)

"Few would make the claim that the one thousand nine hundred nine version of the mummy lives up to the erie. Power of the nineteen thirty. Two boris karloff classic. But it's going for something. Completely different combining the silly thrills of an old school swashbuckler with state of the art special effects for the time whether or not it's exceeded is up for debate. It's at sixty one percent on the tomato meter with one hundred one reviews but it does have seventy five percent audience score. so what are the critics. Have to say in a fresh review. Gary thompson of the philadelphia. Daily news wrote the mummy. Quite shamelessly combines the imagery and serialized thrills of the indiana jones movies with the frenetic special effects energy of the evil dead movies and has quite a bit of fun doing so however in a rotten review. Todd mccarthy of variety wrote that the mummy tries to have it both ways sending up the adventure genre for laughs while also going for some mild shocks but the sand slip through its fingers on both counts the rotten tomatoes critics consensus reads. It's difficult to make a persuasive argument for the mummy as any kind of meaningful cinematic achievement. But it's undeniably fun to watch. Well that's a wrap back to you. Folks wow i have to say. I think him definitely got the vibes in the field. But i don't know if. Tim is the big mummy fan either. I'm curious about this one and sound through. Didn't sound through a good finale with rap. I appreciated that. i mean. also let's talk about in to This was in the infancy of rotten tomatoes. Like like rotten tomatoes. Had just barely started up when this film was sort of becoming into the mainstream these were in the baby. Baby days wondering. Yeah that's what i was wearing when i was saying. I wonder if you know rotten. Tomatoes is was as prevalent then as it is now. I wonder how it would look. That's definitely impacts it. Absolutely we were out there definitely..

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"gary thompson" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

How Did This Get Made?

04:39 min | 1 year ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

"People. It is now time for part of the show that the call paul's pick of the week. Why do i call that. Because it's simply just that hit the theme if you need some and things that All right thank you doug hoyer Click on this week. If you are a parent looking to throw a cool party or if you are just a cool fucking adult. I'm going to recommend something that i really loved. Which is a foam party. I've heard about foam parties You know like club med. Or maybe in vegas or whatever but now there's a dude or a woman or person who could just come to your house and do this. We created a phone party for Our five year old this week for his birthday and it was the best fucking thing now. I didn't get in the foam that i want to get in film. Absolutely but then he didn't want to be one of those dads who like gotten the foam. 'cause then it'd be like that i'll be that guy and i don't want to be that guy i i wanna have fun with the kids but i'm not getting the foam pit with the kids or the parents are watching and then i have to back. It was fun et to do it. I'm not that guy but we like the phone party. So much that june and i are renting this person again to come and shoot fomative for a regular party. We're going to. We're all into this phone party last night. Like the end dancing dancing. Some foam get some foam going on. I think it's relatively cheap foam parties. That's my what i'm picking this week. Just pick a foam party I am actually working on something actually really. I'm actually working on something. That's actually. Oh boy. where's my language going I am working on a brand new show That is a lot of fun you know. I'm a huge clippers fan and sergio baca who is a nba champion. Has his own cooking. Show called hungry are you. And i've just gotten into it. They are it's kind of like fear factor mixed with that hot wings. show If you like basketball you will love this. Because he sits down with Kevin durant and quiet leonard and pascal. Siaka the ghazal brothers so many people and ask them like really really tough questions and get these responses that you would never get from anyone else so if you're a basketball fan if your search fan and surges like one of the most likeable. I think he's probably one of the most attractive people i've ever met in my entire life So anyway it's definitely worth a check out. I think you will. You'll really really dig it. And i will be waiting anxiously by my phone to see if gary thompson response to me. It seems like people are really enjoying this connection that our friend made here on the show so without any further ado people. Are you ready to continue clone girl summer. Well we already to do it too because now we got fast nine out of the way. We're headed back into this. Lovely lovely world of colognes doubles and dupes. And we're gonna talk about next week's movie. We went from sexy bald man. Going to central america confront his estranged brother to a different sexy bald men. Going out in boston to confront robot. Avatars that's right next week. We are watching surrogates. That's right surrogates. It is set in a world where humans live in isolation and interact only through surrogate robots in a compass forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murder of other. People's surrogates bruce willis bringing the heat rotten. Tomatoes gives it a thirty seven percent on the tomato meter and david hildebrand from the philadelphia inquirer says the whole point of the surrogate society is to appear as perfectly beautiful as an avatar. So why would bruce willis choose. That ludicrous blonde wig. That looks like plucked off of a mannequin at boskovski. I don't know boskovski's maybe that's a philly reference. But i will say you're right like i thought you were going to make fun of bruce wells. You can't sexy. Man can't make fun of wells but the hair that he picked flock siegel style. Like what the fuck. What the fuck was that up. I mean that that to me. Seems like bruce willis gonyea and want that. I want that. I once heard story broke well again if i can tell you that story but i heard a good story about that. Plays into what i thought. Anyway hear it. Let's just do a trailer for surrogates.

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"gary thompson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:28 min | 1 year ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"A started a quintana. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal made it across the border into jika stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march. Two thousand and two by pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar and tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken guantanamo in october of two thousand and two where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary. Eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route revealed in gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand. Ten reveal also want a periodic review board. Hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared reveal for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them. So we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees also went it was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic lonzo. He understood arabic culture. Wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane. Out on tottenham. Oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible We were promised by our state department. That the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there we call the uae gitmo yeast as opposed to get more west and with the numbers are dwindling. Now thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden is serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis. What has been the. Us government's reaction to basically offloading prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae past all these men often uae. And as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department even now under the by the administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in the might take them back to yemen where they can suffer just wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice president biden wiping to close one obey. Why couldn't the obama administration close to close guantanamo bay. But you have to have congressional already to do. It kept it open. The fact is that we in fact it's the greatest hit an advertisement for it is an advertisement for creating terror the image of tonne around the world the fact of mark mayor your final words. The only thing that the only two things that i would add words to kind of hone in on something that gary was saying there He mentioned Having titian for rid of habeas corpus back in twenty ten that would have been during brock obama's presidency and that means his justice department was opposing That petition for rid of habeas corpus We found ourselves in a similar situation with our klein. Audela haroon goule His justice department Mr biden's president biden's justice department took the same position that president. Bush president obama's president trump's did we had biden he should Stop opposing these petitions of habeas corpus and begin releasing all of the uncharged men who remaining one tottenham obey. Wanna thank marc mayer and gary thompson. Lawyers for at least two of the guantanamo prisoners. I made me goodman with one. Gonzalez stay say..

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"gary thompson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

14:27 min | 1 year ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men. Gaza also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole institution. That was set up. Under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late. In barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration as we all know was the trump administration president trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe and in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll not nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future of the fact remains. He lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. That the reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war ability. If nassir ended up in one tahoe the way. A lot of people ended up in guantanamo. There was a bounty program. Essentially that was being run in afghanistan and in pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani authorities was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well i think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be what justification does the vitamin association. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining these people. I wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How a started a quintana. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal made it across the border into jika stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march. Two thousand and two by pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken guantanamo in october of two thousand and two where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route reveal men gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand ten reveal also want a periodic review board hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them so we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees also went. It was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic and lonzo understood. Arabic culture wanted to be there and we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane out on tottenham oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated so it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible we were promised by our state department that the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there. We call the uae gitmo yeast as opposed to get more west and with the numbers dwindling. Now thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden a serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis of what has been the us government's reaction to basically offloading prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae. Past all these men often. Uae and as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department even now under the biden administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in a might take them back to yemen where they can suffer wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by. Pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice-president biden wiping to close one obey. Why couldn't the obama administration close to close guantanamo bay. But you have to have congressional already to do. It kept it open. The fact is that we in fact it's the greatest hit is an advertisement for it is an advertisement for creating terror. The image of around the world the fact of mark mayor your final words. The only thing that the only two things that i would add words to kind of hone in on something that gary was saying there He mentioned Having titian for rid of habeas corpus back in twenty ten that would have been during brock obama's presidency and that means his justice department was opposing That petition for rid of habeas corpus We found ourselves in a similar situation with our klein. Audela haroon goule His justice department Mr biden's president biden's justice department took the same position that president. Bush president obama's president trump's did we had biden he should Stop opposing these petitions of habeas corpus and begin releasing all of the uncharged men who remaining one time obey. Wanna thank marc mayer and gary thompson. Lawyers for at least two of the guantanamo prisoners. I made me goodman with one. Gonzalez stay say..

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"gary thompson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

14:27 min | 1 year ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men gaza off also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole institution. That was set up. Under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late. In barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration as we all know was the trump administration president trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe and in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll not nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future of the fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. The reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war ability. If nassir ended up in one tahoe the way. A lot of people ended up in guantanamo. There was a bounty program. Essentially that was being run in afghanistan and in pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani authorities was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at the trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well i think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be. What justification does the vitamin nistration. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining. These people i wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How a started a quintana. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal. Made it across the border into jessica stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march two thousand and two. By pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken guantanamo in october of two thousand and two where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route reveal men gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand ten reveal also want a periodic review board. Hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared reveal for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them so we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees are also went it was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic lonzo. He understood arabic culture. Wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane. Out on tottenham. Oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible We were promised by our state department. That the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there we call the uae gitmo yeast as opposed to get more west and with the numbers are dwindling. Now thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden a serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement. Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis. What has been the. Us government's reaction to basically offloading prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae past all these men often uae. And as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department even now under the biden administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in the might take them back to yemen where they can suffer just wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice president biden wiping to close one obey. Why couldn't the obama administration close to close guantanamo bay. But you have to have congressional thirty to do. It kept it open. The fact is that we in fact it's the greatest hit an advertisement for it is an advertisement for creating terror the image of tonne around the world the fact of mark mayor your final words. The only thing that the only two things that i would add words to kind of hone in on something that gary was saying there He mentioned Having petition for rid of habeas corpus back in twenty ten that would have been during brock obama's presidency and that means his justice department was opposing That petition for rid of habeas corpus We found ourselves in a similar situation with our klein. Audela haroon goule His justice department Mr biden's president biden's justice department took the same position that president. Bush president obama's president trump's did we have biden he should Stop opposing these petitions of habeas corpus and begin releasing all of the uncharged men who remaining one tottenham obey. Wanna thank marc mayer and gary thompson. Lawyers for at least two of the guantanamo prisoners. I'm amy goodman with one. Gonzalez stay say..

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07:49 min | 1 year ago

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"Be to be detaining these people. I want to bring Gary Thompson into the conversation. The attorney who worked pro bono for Guantanamo. Prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal magaza. Who is a former trying to move prisoner? Can you tell us his full story and then where he's ended up today how he started at Guantanamo? Yeah, thank you very much, revealment, guys office from an area in Russia called tartar, Stan, and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late 1990s. He was a professional ballet dancer, then drafted into the Russian army, and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave Russia off and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby. They attempted to travel South own novel, made it across the border in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. And then Pakistan where he was arrested in March, 2002 by Pakistani police. And his Mark mayor mentioned also sold for bounty to United States authorities, who took them to Bagram, took them to qandahar and tortured him. He He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken to Guantanamo in October of two thousand, two years where he's suffered greatly from many years under harsh conditions and and sometimes solitary confinement eventually, he was permitted to have counsel which is when she came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus and in 2010 here in DC where I live, judge Henry, Kennedy issued the writ of habeas corpus and ordered the United States government to release revealment gossip from Guantanamo, believe it or not. Then went through a the case, then went through a six-year Kafka, ask a pellet cycle, where he was not released. And then in 2010 reveal also want to a periodic review board hearing like mr. Nasser that off. Mentioned and that same panel, cleared reveal for release. And then took the state department about six months to locate a country for reveal to go to, he cannot go back to Russia because Russia has a record of killing or torturing X Guantanamo, detainees return to them. So we thought it was our lucky day. When it was confirmed, that reveal could go to the United Arab Emirates, where several other or a dozen other. Detainees also went it was always reveal his dream to be an Arab country. He learned Arabic in Guantanamo, he understood Arabic culture, he wanted to be there and we really celebrated that day. Revealed was on the last plane out of Guantanamo, the day before Donald Trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged something terrible. We were promised by our state department wage At the UAE had promised them that revealed would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given a job. And a place to live in about six months time which were similar to the Saudi program for X Guantanamo. Detainees it didn't, come to pass it. Turned out that the UAE lied to the United States government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were, were simply all life is and reveal along with about two. Dozen other men have suffered even more in UAE, prisons. Most notoriously the hours in prison with these now, 4 and 1/2 years and they're not permitted reviewed by the International Red Cross or Red Crescent. They've been able to get out sporadic calls to their families with the help of Creve where Mister mayor works the dots have been connected. We know there's torture there. We know there's mistreatment and the and the man stuck in the UAE like gravel hath. I'll said it's worse than Guantanamo worse than Guantanamo. So that, that's why with with eighteen men still there. We, we call the UAE get Mel East off as opposed to get my West and with the numbers had get mowed dwindling. Now 39 and 8 with 18 in the UAE they're they're really a pair and if biting a serious about closing Guantanamo, he needs to in his state department, needs to look into the concept of rear resettlement. Look at people like Ravel man. Goes off some of the Chinese Gary Thompson. I just wanted to ask you about this particular issue of the UAE as get more of the East to your knowledge. What has been the US, government's reaction to basically offloading. It's dead. Prisoners to another gulag Totally complicit the UAE past all these men off to the UAE, and as far as we know, did absolutely nothing to follow up on those automatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under Donald Trump, just didn't care didn't care. That they were lied to and we've seen evidence that that our state department even now under the by the administration is really doing anything to remedy. The situation in the UAE some people in the same apartment of told us there, you know, quote working on it or they're in touch with people in the UAE but we're seeing nothing in the mean time. We're getting very, very scared that revealed might be rendered to Russia off or in the case of the yemenis who are in the UAE that their fate might take them back to Yemen where they could suffer. Just wanted to remind people what Joe Biden said. And the last Democrat Presidential debate when he was asked by PBS moderator. Michel sindoor about closing. One tana Mo. President Biden. Y connection closed, Guantanamo Bay, why can't the Obama Administration? Closed-off close, Guantanamo Bay. But you have to have Congressional authority to do it. They kept it open. And the fact is that we in fact think it's the greatest, it is an advertisement for for creating Terror. It is not an advertisement, for creating Terror, the image of Guantanamo around the world. The fact of it, Mark mayor your final words The only thing that the only two things that I would add were to kind of hone in on something that Gary was saying there, he mentioned having petition for writ of habeas corpus back in 2010 that would have been during Barack Obama's presidency and that means his justice department was opposing that petition for writ of habeas corpus. We found ourselves in a similar situation with our client asked her own Google. His justice department, mr. Biden's President Biden's, justice department took the same position that President Bush is President Obama's off and Trump said, ten seconds of what should be. I didn't get him. He should stop opposing these petitions for rent of habeas corpus and begin releasing. All of the uncharged men who were banging in Guantanamo Bay. We want to thank Mark mayor and Gary Thompson lawyers for, at least two of the Guantanamo prisoners. I mean, Juan Gonzalez, stay safe..

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13:44 min | 1 year ago

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"Comes as activists gathered last week in front of the cultural attache office for the united arab arafat's the arab emirates in washington. Dc to protest the planned rendition of former guantanamo prisoner. Reveal men gossip back to russia. He's currently being held in a uae prison after being released from guantanamo. In two thousand. Seventeen where he too was held without. Charge for fifteen years advocates. Say seventeen other former guantanamo prisoners are now locked up in the ua under inhumane conditions. This is helen sheet inger of witness against torture. He's with the rest of their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men. Gaza also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole institution. That was set up. Under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late. In barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration as we all know was the trump administration president trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe and in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll not nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life in his focused on. The future of the fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. That the reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war ability. If nassir ended up in one tahoe the way. A lot of people ended up in guantanamo. There was a bounty program. Essentially that was being run in afghanistan and in pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani authorities was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well i think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be. What justification does the vitamin nistration. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining. These people i wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How a started at guantanamo. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal made it across the border into jika stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march. Two thousand and two by pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress Taken guantanamo in. October of two thousand. And two where. He suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions in sometimes solitary. Eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route reveal men gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand ten reveal also want a periodic review board. Hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared reveal for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them so we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees also went it was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic lonzo. He understood arabic culture. Wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane. Out on tottenham. Oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible We were promised by our state department. That the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there. We call the uae gitmo east as opposed to get more west and with the numbers dwindling now. Thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden a serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement. Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis What has been the. Us government's reaction to basically offloading gitmo prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae past. All these men often uae and as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department even now under the biden administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in the might take them back to yemen where they can suffer just wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice president biden wiping to close one.

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"As activists gathered last week in front of the cultural attache office for the united arab arafat's the arab emirates in washington. Dc to protest the planned rendition of former guantanamo prisoner. Reveal men gossip back to russia. He's currently being held in a uae prison after being released from guantanamo. In two thousand. Seventeen where he too was held without. Charge for fifteen years advocates. Say seventeen other former guantanamo prisoners are now locked up in the way under inhumane conditions. This is helen sheet inger of witness against torture. He's the rest of their lives. We own the reparations us. We need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives for more. We're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary thompsons and attorney in private practice. Who's worked on pro bono guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former guantanamo. Prisoner reveal men gaza off also with us mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve. Us who's represented six men in prison guantanamo including abdulatif nassir who has just released to morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which he was just released. And what's happening to abdulatif nassar now. Absolutely thank you for having me. On the circumstances under which was released actually begin back in twenty sixteen as you said abdelatif. Nassir was held for close to two decades nineteen years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a parole mike institution that was set up under the a barack obama's presidency and his staff by six members of a federal agencies from the united states including the departments of defense homeland security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously. That up to latif nassir posed no threat to the united states or anybody and determined that he should be released from guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late. In barack obama's presidency and the state department at that time defer to the next administration as we all know was the trump administration president trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing tahoe and in fact not transferring anyone out of guantanamo and largely kept that promise so even though up liffey nassir was cleared by senior civil servants from the us government. He had to sit and wait until the political will within the united states changed and as thrilled as we are that i'll leave. Nassir is now out that he is back in morocco and his with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future of the fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that number and twenty-seven men are still there without charge or trial Waiting for the political will of this administration to change us up and mark may. Could you talk a little bit about how he came to end. Up in one-ton mojo. I was originally a captured and transferred to detain there. And why did he never received trial. Well i can say that. That the reason why he never seemed to trial is the same reason. Why a twenty seven of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all they're being held essentially as prisoners of war abdullatif. Nassir ended up. In one tahoe. The way a lot of people ended up in guantanamo. There was a bounty program. Essentially that was being run in afghanistan and in pakistan. I believe i the number. I might be getting wrong. I believe what the balance is being offered for. P- turning over people to afghan-american pakistani thirties was close to five thousand dollars at the time which was a huge life changing amount of money and he. We happen to know. In a lot of cases of people who ended up guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there Or simply mistaken identity That's the case of another one of our clients who still detained. Guantanamo bay met rabbani the stories actually detailed in the senate torture report that he was detained. Mistakenly because the united states believed he was another man named hassan ghul he was severely tortured including techniques. That haven't been used since the spanish inquisition. The united states eventually actually detained mr hassan ghul at the same prison bog rem that Mister rabbani was being held at missiles. Strauss on goal was eventually released from there but now twenty years on a much like the situation that opt to latif nassir found him in just a month ago. Achmad rabbani remains there so sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained and the colts have been growing for the biden administration to close guantanamo. A how could that be done. And do you think it's likely one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all twenty seven of the who have never been again charged with any crime or at trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial This is especially true. In light of the fact that as well think is your viewers and listeners will know the by administration has announced that the war in afghanistan is supposed to completely end By a i think mid august was the last Estimate that they had. And i believe earlier in the show We heard president biden saying that Combat troops will be exiting iraq by the end of the year. That says to me. I think to a lot of observers that the that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in guantanamo or ending If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these ben. This is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking moving these algae there is political will if they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question is what can the biden administration due to solve this problem. The question should be. What justification does the vitamin nistration. Still have to be detained. Be to be detaining. These people i wanna bring gary thompson into the conversation. The attorney who were pro bono for guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for reveal manga. Zaw who is a former guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story. And then where he's ended up today. How a started a quintana. Thank you very much. Redevelopment goddess office from an area in russia called tartar stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s. He was a professional ballet dancer. then drafted into the russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby They attempted to Travel south only reveal made it across the border into jika stan afghanistan and then pakistan where he was arrested in march. Two thousand and two by pakistani police is mark. Mayor mentioned Also sold for bounty to united states authorities who took him to barroom took him to kandahar tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation and supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken guantanamo in october of two thousand and two where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus. And in two thousand ten. Here in dc where. I live judge. Henry kennedy issued the right of habeas corpus in order the united states government to release route reveal men gaza from gano. If believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a six-year kafka esque appellate cycle where he was not released and then in two thousand ten reveal also want a periodic review board. Hearing like mr nassar that mark mentioned and that same panel cleared reveal for release and then took the state department about six months to locate a country reveal to go to. He cannot go back to russia because russia has a record of killing or torturing a one quantum of detainees return to them so we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the united arab emirates where several other are. Dozen other ex detainees are also went it was always reveals dream to be in an arab country. He learned arabic lonzo. He understood arabic culture. Wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day reveal was on the last plane. Out on tottenham. Oh the day before donald trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged Something terrible We were promised by our state department. That the ui had promised them that Reveal would be released in six months that he would be treated humanely that he would be given job and a place to live in about six months time which is similar to the saudi program for expertise detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the uae lied to the united states government. These so-called diplomatic assurances were were simply allies and reveal along with about two dozen. Other men have suffered even more in. Uae prisons most notoriously our zine prison these now four and a half years and they're not permitted a review by international red cross or requests in they've been able to get out. Sporadic calls to their families With the help of reprieve where. Mr mayor works. The dots have been connected We know there's torture there we know there's mistreatment and the the men stuck in the uae like brazil. Had all said is worse than guantanamo worse than guantanamo is. So that's why with with eighteen men still there we call the uae gitmo yeast as opposed to get more west and with the numbers are dwindling. Now thirty nine eight with eighteen in the they're really a pair. An biden a serious about closing tano. He needs to in his state department. Needs to look into the concept of re resettlement. Look at people like revolt and guys off some of the gaps. Garrett josh if i can. I just wanted to ask you about this. Particular issue of the uae has gitmo of the east to your analysis What has been the. Us government's reaction to basically offloading prisoners to another gulag totally complicit the uae past all these men often uae. And as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on. Those diplomatic assurances. We apparently our state department at least under donald trump just didn't care Didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that that our state department under the biden administration is really doing anything to remedy the situation in the uae. Some people in the state department of told us their quote working on or they're in touch with people in the uae. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to russia or in the case of the yemenis who are in the might take them back to yemen where they can suffer just wanted to remind people what joe biden said the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by pbs moderator michel cinder about closing one tano vice president biden wiping to.

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"Release. By the U.S. Military since 2016. 39 prisoners remain at Guantanamo. This comes as activists gathered last week in front of the cultural attache office for the united. The Arab Emirates in Washington D.C. to protest the planned rendition of former Guantanamo prisoner revealing back to Russia. He's currently being held in a UAE prison after being released from Guantanamo in 2017 where he too was held without charge for 15 years. Advocates say 17 other former Guantanamo prisoners are now locked up in the UAE under inhumane conditions. This is Helen sheeting of witness against torture. They've been tortured. This man will live with that for the rest of their lives. We are the reparations we need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives. Fulfilled. For more we're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary Thompson's an attorney and private practice who's worked on pro Bono for Guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former Guantanamo prisoner revealing Gaza. Also with us Mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve U.S. who's represented 6 men in prison at Guantanamo including Abdullah teeth Nasser who is just released to Morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which. He was just released and what's happening to Abdullah thief Nasser now? Absolutely. Thank you for having me on so the circumstances under which she was released actually begin back in 2016. As you said if not sir was held for close to two decades 19 years without charge or trial he was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a pearl like institution that was set up under the Barack Obama's presidency and his staff by 6 members of federal agencies from the United States including the departments of defense Homeland Security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously that optimal Nasser posed no threat to the United States or anybody and determined that he should be released from Guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late in Barack Obama's presidency and the State Department at that time deferred to the administration as we all know was the Trump administration. President Trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing Guantanamo and in fact not transferring anyone out of Guantanamo and largely kept to that promise. So even though opted Nasser was cleared by senior civil servants from the U.S. government he had to sit and wait until the political will within the United States changed. And as thrilled as we are that optimal chief master is now out that he is back in Morocco and is with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future. The fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that a number of 27 men are still there without charge or trial waiting for the political will of this administration to change as well. And Mark Mayer could you talk a little bit about how he came to end up in Guantanamo? How was he originally. Captured and transferred and detained there? And why did he never receive a trial? Well I can say that the reason why he never received a trial is the same reason why 27 of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all. They're being held essentially as prisoners of war. Optimal teeth now ended up in Guantanamo the way a lot of people ended up in Guantanamo. There was a bounty program essentially that was being run in Afghanistan. And in Pakistan I believe. The number I might be getting wrong but I believe what the bounties were being offered for turning over people to Afghan or American or Pakistani authorities was close to $5000 at the time which was a huge life-changing amount of money. And. We happen to know in a lot of cases of people who ended up in Guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there or simply mistaken identity. That's the case of another one of our clients who was still detained at Guantanamo Bay. Ahmed Rabbani. The story is actually detailed in the Senate torture report that he was detained mistakenly because the United States believed he was another man named Hassan Ghul. He was severely tortured including techniques that haven't been used since the Spanish inquisition. The United States eventually actually detained mister Hassan Gul at the same prison Bagram that mister Rabbani was being held at. Mister Hassan gu was eventually released from there. But now 20 years on much like the situation that optimal teeth nos are found him in just a month ago Ahmed Rabbani remains there. So sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained. And the calls have been growing for the Biden administration to close Guantanamo. How could that be done and do you think it's likely? Well one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all 27 of the men who have never been again charged with any crime or have faced a trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial. This is especially true in light of the fact that as I think as your viewers and listeners will know the Biden administration has announced that the war in Afghanistan is supposed to completely end by I think mid August was the last estimate that they had and I believe earlier in the show we heard President Biden saying that combat troops will be exiting Iraq by the end of the year. That says to me and I think to a lot of observers that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in Guantanamo are ending. If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these men this is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking from moving these out there is political will. If they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question isn't. What can the Biden administration do to solve this problem? The question should be what justification does the Biden administration still have to be taken to be detaining these people? I want to bring Gary Thompson into the conversation the attorney who worked pro Bono for Guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for revealing who is a former Guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story? And then where he's ended up today. How he started at Guantanamo. Yeah thank you very much. Revealing God's office from an area in Russia called tartar Stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in the late 1990s he was a professional ballet dancer. Then drafted into the Russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave Russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby. They attempted to travel south only ravelle made it across the border. Into Tajikistan Afghanistan and then Pakistan. Where he was arrested in March 2002 by Pakistani police and his mayor mentioned also sold for bounty. To the United States authorities who took him to Bagram took him to Kandahar and tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation. And supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken to Guantanamo in October of 2002. Where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary confinement. Eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus and in 2010 here in D.C. where I live judge Henry Kennedy issued the writ of habeas corpus in order the United States government to release revealing Gaza from Guantanamo. Believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a 6 year Kafka esque appellate cycle. Where he was not released. And then in 2010 reveal also went through a periodic review board hearing like mister Nasser that Mark mentioned. And that same panel cleared reveal for release. And then took the State Department about 6 months to locate a country for reveal to go to. He can not go back to Russia because Russia has a record of killing or torturing ex Guantanamo detainees return to them. So we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the United Arab Emirates where several other or dozen other detainees also went. It was always revealed his dream to be in an Arab country. He learned Arabic in Guantanamo. He understood Arabic culture. He wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day. Ravel was on the last plane out of Guantanamo the day before Donald Trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged something terrible. We were promised by our State Department. That the UAE had promised them that revealed would be released in 6 months that he would be treated humanely. That he would be given a job in a place to live in about 6 months time which is similar to the Saudi program for exploit time of detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the UAE lied to the United States government. These so called diplomatic assurances were simply all lies and revel along with about two dozen other men have suffered even more in UAE prisons most notoriously the Al regime prison. These now four and a half years and they're not permitted review by the international Red Cross or Red Crescent. They've been able to get out sporadic calls to their families with the help of reprieve where mister mayor works. The dots have been connected. We know there's torture there. We know there's mistreatment and the man stuck in the UAE like ravel have all said it's worse than Guantanamo. Worse than Guantanamo. So that's why with. 18 men still there we call the UAE gitmo east. As opposed to gitmo west and with the numbers that gitmo dwindling now to 39 and 8 with 18 in the UAE they're really a pair and if Biden is serious about closing Guantanamo. He needs to in his State Department needs to look into the concept of re resettlement look at people like revel mango off some of the tiny. Garrett if I can. I just wanted to ask you about this particular issue of the UAE as gitmo of the east. To your knowledge what has been the U.S. government's reaction to basically offloading its gitmo prisoners to another gulag. Totally complicit. The UAE passed all these men off to the UAE and as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on those diplomatic assurances. Apparently our State Department at least under Donald Trump just didn't care didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that our State Department even now under the Biden administration is really doing anything. To remedy the situation in the UAE some people in the State Department have told us they're working on it or they're in touch with people in the UAE. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to Russia or in the case of the Yemenis who are in the UAE that their fate might take them back to Yemen where they could suffer from. I just wanted to remind people what Joe Biden said and the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by PBS moderator Michel sundor about closing Guantanamo. Vice President Biden why couldn't you close Guantanamo Bay? Why couldn't the Obama administration closed? Closed Guantanamo Bay but you have to have congressional authority to do it. They've kept it open. And the fact is that we in fact think it's the greatest it is an advertisement for creating tear. It is an advertisement for creating terror. The image of Guantanamo around the world the fact of it. Mark mayor your final words. The only thing that the only two things that I would add were to kind of hone in on something that Gary was saying there he mentioned having petitioned for rid of habeas corpus back in 2010 that would have been during Barack Obama's presidency. And that means his Justice Department was opposing that petition for a writ of habeas corpus. We found ourselves in a similar situation with our client asado harun Gul. His Justice Department mister Biden's President Biden's Justice Department took the same position that president Bush's president Obama's president Trump did. We have ten seconds. What should Biden do? He should stop opposing these petitions for writ of habeas corpus and begin releasing all.

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"That says to me and I think to a lot of observers that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in Guantanamo are ending. If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these men this is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking from moving these out there is political will. If they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question isn't. What can the Biden administration do to solve this problem? The question should be what justification does the Biden administration still have to be taken to be detaining these people? I want to bring Gary Thompson into the conversation the attorney who worked pro Bono for Guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for revealing who is a former Guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story? And then where he's ended up today. How he started at Guantanamo. Yeah thank you very much. Revealing God's office from an area in Russia called tartar Stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in the late 1990s he was a professional ballet dancer. Then drafted into the Russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave Russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby. They attempted to travel south only ravelle made it across the border. Into Tajikistan Afghanistan and then Pakistan. Where he was arrested in March 2002 by Pakistani police and his mayor mentioned also sold for bounty. To the United States authorities who took him to Bagram took him to Kandahar and tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation. And supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken to Guantanamo in October of 2002. Where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary confinement. Eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus and in 2010 here in D.C. where I live judge Henry Kennedy issued the writ of habeas corpus in order the United States government to release revealing Gaza from Guantanamo. Believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a 6 year Kafka esque appellate cycle. Where he was not released. And then in 2010 reveal also went through a periodic review board hearing like mister Nasser that Mark mentioned. And that same panel cleared reveal for release. And then took the State Department about 6 months to locate a country for reveal to go to. He can not go back to Russia because Russia has a record of killing or torturing ex Guantanamo detainees return to them. So we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the United Arab Emirates where several other or dozen other detainees also went. It was always revealed his dream to be in an Arab country. He learned Arabic in Guantanamo. He understood Arabic culture. He wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day. Ravel was on the last plane out of Guantanamo the day before Donald Trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged something terrible. We were promised by our State Department. That the UAE had promised them that revealed would be released in 6 months that he would be treated humanely. That he would be given a job in a place to live in about 6 months time which is similar to the Saudi program for exploit time of detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the UAE lied to the United States government. These so called diplomatic assurances were simply all lies and revel along with about two dozen other men have suffered even more in UAE prisons most notoriously the Al regime prison. These now four and a half years and they're not permitted review by the international Red Cross or Red Crescent. They've been able to get out sporadic calls to their families with the help of reprieve where mister mayor works. The dots have been connected. We know there's torture there. We know there's mistreatment and the man stuck in the UAE like ravel have all said it's worse than Guantanamo. Worse than Guantanamo. So that's why with. 18 men still there we call the UAE gitmo east. As opposed to gitmo west and with the numbers that gitmo dwindling now to 39 and 8 with 18 in the UAE they're really a pair and if Biden is serious about closing Guantanamo. He needs to in his State Department needs to look into the concept of re resettlement look at people like revel mango off some of the tiny. Garrett if I can. I just wanted to ask you about this particular issue of the UAE as gitmo of the east. To your knowledge what has been the U.S. government's reaction to basically offloading its gitmo prisoners to another gulag. Totally complicit. The UAE passed all these men off to the UAE and as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on those diplomatic assurances. Apparently our State Department at least under Donald Trump just didn't care didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that our State Department even now under the Biden administration is really doing anything. To remedy the situation in the UAE some people in the State Department have told us they're working on it or they're in touch with people in the UAE. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to Russia or in the case of the Yemenis who are in the UAE that their fate might take them back to Yemen where they could suffer from. I just wanted to remind people what Joe Biden said and the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by PBS moderator Michel sundor about closing Guantanamo. Vice President Biden why couldn't you close Guantanamo Bay? Why couldn't the Obama administration closed? Closed Guantanamo Bay but you have to have congressional authority to do it. They've kept it open. And the fact is that we in fact think it's the greatest it is an advertisement for creating tear. It is an advertisement for creating terror. The image of Guantanamo around the world the fact of it. Mark mayor your final words. The only thing that the only two things that I would add were to kind of hone in on something that Gary was saying there he mentioned having petitioned for rid of habeas corpus back in 2010 that would have been during Barack Obama's presidency. And that means his Justice Department was opposing that petition for a writ of habeas corpus. We found ourselves in a similar situation with our client asado harun Gul. His Justice Department mister Biden's President Biden's Justice Department took the same position that president Bush's president Obama's president Trump did. We have ten seconds. What should Biden do? He should stop opposing these petitions for writ of habeas corpus and begin releasing all.

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"That says to me and I think to a lot of observers that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in Guantanamo are ending. If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these men this is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking from moving these out there is political will. If they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question isn't. What can the Biden administration do to solve this problem? The question should be what justification does the Biden administration still have to be taken to be detaining these people? I want to bring Gary Thompson into the conversation the attorney who worked pro Bono for Guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for revealing who is a former Guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story? And then where he's ended up today. How he started at Guantanamo. Yeah thank you very much. Revealing God's office from an area in Russia called tartar Stan and he began to practice his chosen religion freely in the late 1990s he was a professional ballet dancer. Then drafted into the Russian army and came to a point in his life where he decided he wanted to leave Russia and flee religious persecution simply to live a life of religious freedom with his wife and then young baby. They attempted to travel south only ravelle made it across the border. Into Tajikistan Afghanistan and then Pakistan. Where he was arrested in March 2002 by Pakistani police and his mayor mentioned also sold for bounty. To the United States authorities who took him to Bagram took him to Kandahar and tortured him. He suffered extreme interrogation. And supposedly confessed under duress. He was then taken to Guantanamo in October of 2002. Where he suffered greatly for many years under harsh conditions and sometimes solitary confinement. Eventually he was permitted to have counsel which is where we came in and we filed a petition for habeas corpus and in 2010 here in D.C. where I live judge Henry Kennedy issued the writ of habeas corpus in order the United States government to release revealing Gaza from Guantanamo. Believe it or not it then went through the case then went through a 6 year Kafka esque appellate cycle. Where he was not released. And then in 2010 reveal also went through a periodic review board hearing like mister Nasser that Mark mentioned. And that same panel cleared reveal for release. And then took the State Department about 6 months to locate a country for reveal to go to. He can not go back to Russia because Russia has a record of killing or torturing ex Guantanamo detainees return to them. So we thought it was our lucky day when it was confirmed that reveal could go to the United Arab Emirates where several other or dozen other detainees also went. It was always revealed his dream to be in an Arab country. He learned Arabic in Guantanamo. He understood Arabic culture. He wanted to be there. And we really celebrated that day. Ravel was on the last plane out of Guantanamo the day before Donald Trump was inaugurated. So it really felt like we had dodged something terrible. We were promised by our State Department. That the UAE had promised them that revealed would be released in 6 months that he would be treated humanely. That he would be given a job in a place to live in about 6 months time which is similar to the Saudi program for exploit time of detainees. It didn't come to pass. It turned out that the UAE lied to the United States government. These so called diplomatic assurances were simply all lies and revel along with about two dozen other men have suffered even more in UAE prisons most notoriously the Al regime prison. These now four and a half years and they're not permitted review by the international Red Cross or Red Crescent. They've been able to get out sporadic calls to their families with the help of reprieve where mister mayor works. The dots have been connected. We know there's torture there. We know there's mistreatment and the man stuck in the UAE like ravel have all said it's worse than Guantanamo. Worse than Guantanamo. So that's why with. 18 men still there we call the UAE gitmo east. As opposed to gitmo west and with the numbers that gitmo dwindling now to 39 and 8 with 18 in the UAE they're really a pair and if Biden is serious about closing Guantanamo. He needs to in his State Department needs to look into the concept of re resettlement look at people like revel mango off some of the tiny. Garrett if I can. I just wanted to ask you about this particular issue of the UAE as gitmo of the east. To your knowledge what has been the U.S. government's reaction to basically offloading its gitmo prisoners to another gulag. Totally complicit. The UAE passed all these men off to the UAE and as far as we know did absolutely nothing to follow up on those diplomatic assurances. Apparently our State Department at least under Donald Trump just didn't care didn't care that they were lied to. And we've seen no evidence that our State Department even now under the Biden administration is really doing anything. To remedy the situation in the UAE some people in the State Department have told us they're working on it or they're in touch with people in the UAE. But we're seeing nothing and in the meantime we're getting very very scared that reveal might be rendered to Russia or in the case of the Yemenis who are in the UAE that their fate might take them back to Yemen where they could suffer from. I just wanted to remind people what Joe Biden said and the last democratic presidential debate when he was asked by PBS moderator Michel sundor about closing Guantanamo. Vice President Biden why couldn't you close Guantanamo Bay? Why couldn't the Obama administration closed? Closed Guantanamo Bay but you have to have congressional authority to do it. They've kept it open. And the fact is that we in fact think it's the greatest it is an advertisement for creating tear. It is an advertisement for creating terror. The image of Guantanamo around the world the fact of it. Mark mayor your final words. The only thing that the only two things that I would add were to kind of hone in on something that Gary was saying there he mentioned having petitioned for rid of habeas corpus back in 2010 that would have been during Barack Obama's presidency. And that means his Justice Department was opposing that petition for a writ of habeas corpus. We found ourselves in a similar situation with our client asado harun Gul. His Justice Department mister Biden's President Biden's Justice Department took the same position that president Bush's president Obama's president Trump did. We have ten seconds. What should Biden do? He should stop opposing these petitions for writ of habeas corpus and begin releasing all.

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"Is democracy now democracy now dot org the war and peace report. I'm Amy Goodman with Juan Gonzalez. As the United States imposes new Cuba sanctions citing human rights abuses. We turn to look at the U.S. Military prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. This month the first Guantanamo prisoner to be released under the Biden administration returned to his home country of Morocco. 56 year old Abdullah thief Nasser was imprisoned for nearly two decades without charge and was cleared for release. By the U.S. Military since 2016. 39 prisoners remain at Guantanamo. This comes as activists gathered last week in front of the cultural attache office for the United. Arab Emirates in Washington D.C. to protest the planned rendition of former Guantanamo prisoner revealing back to Russia. He's currently being held in a UAE prison after being released from Guantanamo in 2017 where he too was held without charge for 15 years. Advocates say 17 other former Guantanamo prisoners are now locked up in the UAE under inhumane conditions. This is Helen qinger of witness against torture. They've been tortured. This man will live with that for the rest of their lives. We are the reparations we need to make sure that they are in good situations and continue to follow them and support them in attempting to make the rest of their lives. Fulfilled. For more we're joined by two lawyers representing these men. Gary Thompson's an attorney and private practice who's worked on pro Bono for Guantanamo prisoners. He's the lead attorney for former Guantanamo prisoner revealing Gaza. Also with us Mark mayor staff attorney for reprieve U.S. who's represented 6 men in prison to Guantanamo including Abdul latif Nasser who is just released to Morocco. Mark let's begin with you. Can you tell us the circumstances under which. He was just released and what's happening to Abdullah thief Nasser now? Absolutely. Thank you for having me on so the circumstances under which she was released actually began back in 2016. As you said was held for close to two decades 19 years without charge or trial. He was actually cleared for release by the periodic review board which is a pearl like institution that was set up under the Barack Obama's presidency and his staff by 6 members of federal agencies from the United States including the departments of defense Homeland Security and the joint chiefs of staff. They determined unanimously that optimal pose no threat to the United States or anybody and determined that he should be released from Guantanamo. Unfortunately this determination came quite late in Barack Obama's presidency and the State Department at that time deferred to the administration since we all know was the Trump administration. President Trump had campaigned on the idea of not closing Guantanamo and in fact not transferring anyone out of Guantanamo and largely kept to that promise. So even though opted Nasser was cleared by senior civil servants from the U.S. government he had to sit and wait until the political will within the United States changed. And as thrilled as we are that optimal chief master is now out that he is back in Morocco and is with his family and is trying to start a new life and is focused on the future. The fact remains that he lost close to two decades of his life and that a number of 27 men are still there without charge or trial waiting for the political will of this administration to change as well. And Mark mayor could you talk a little bit about how he came to end up in Guantanamo? How was he originally. Captured and transferred and detained there? And why did he never receive a trial? Well I can say that the reason why he never received a trial is the same reason why 27 of those men haven't received a trial either and that's because they have never faced any kind of charges at all. They're being held essentially as prisoners of war. If Nasser ended up in Guantanamo the way a lot of people ended up in Guantanamo. There was a bounty program essentially that was being run in Afghanistan. And in Pakistan I believe. The number I might be getting wrong but I believe what the bounties were being offered for turning over people to Afghan or American or Pakistani authorities was close to $5000 at the time which was a huge life-changing amount of money. And. We happen to know in a lot of cases of people who ended up in Guantanamo that they were the result of people lying about the people who ended up there or simply mistaken identity. That's the case of another one of our clients who was still detained at Guantanamo Bay Ahmed Rabbani. The story is actually detailed in the Senate torture report that he was detained mistakenly because the United States believed he was another man named Hassan Gul. He was severely tortured including techniques that haven't been used since the Spanish inquisition. The United States eventually actually detained mister Hassan Gould at the same prison Bagram that mister rabani was being held at. Mister Hassan Gul was eventually released from there. But now 20 years on much like the situation that optimal teeth nos are found him in just a month ago Ahmed Rabbani remains there. So sadly this is a situation that we've seen repeated for a number of the men who are still detained. And the calls have been growing for the Biden administration to close Guantanamo. How could that be done and do you think it's likely? Well one of the easiest ways is to begin with releasing the ten men who have been cleared for transfer and working to release all 27 of the men who have never been again charged with any crime or have faced a trial. It's unlikely that any of those men will ever face any trial. This is especially true in light of the fact that as I think as your viewers and listeners will know the Biden administration has announced that the war in Afghanistan is supposed to completely end by I think mid August was the last estimate that they had and I believe earlier in the show we heard President Biden saying that combat troops will be exiting Iraq by the end of the year. That says to me and I think to a lot of observers that the wars that led to these people being wrongly imprisoned in Guantanamo are ending. If there was ever a right and just time to be releasing these man this is the time to do it. The only thing that might be lacking from moving these Ben out of there is political will. If they haven't been charged with anything if they haven't faced trial for anything if the wars are over then the question isn't. What can the Biden administration do to solve this problem? The question should be what justification does the Biden administration still have to take DT to be detaining these people? I want to bring Gary Thompson into the conversation the attorney who worked pro Bono for Guantanamo prisoners and is the lead attorney for revealing who is a former Guantanamo prisoner. Can you tell us his full story? And then where he's ended up today..

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"gary thompson" Discussed on KMJ NOW

KMJ NOW

07:24 min | 1 year ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on KMJ NOW

"Automation Builders of the autonomous Orchard sprayers. This has gotta be a little weird for everybody this year because of the pandemic of this great worldwide event that I've been involved with for for decades. Uh, first off, there's nothing going on at the place where the event is usually held. The venue is empty because of the pandemic. And rather than just saying goodbye to this, the organizers of the show, I think very wisely, although what a Herculean task have decided to make this an online event this year. So people from all over the world can attend. If I can use that word, rather loosely, the World AG Expo one of the sponsors out there, as you just heard. He's a place called Gus Automation. On Gus stands for global unmanned sprayer systems. I hope I got that right and representing the organization is a Gary Thompson who joins us now on Km J. Gary, How are you, sir? Welcome. I'm doing great. How are you doing, Ray? I'm all right. I get the abbreviation right there was I correct with global I'm man spare systems. Global unmanned spray system. You got it, Okay. I'm not all that familiar with your company. I know most, though, but have you been involved with the actual for some time? You know what the actual is really near and dear to your heart. Um, but we are fairly new company and we launched our product in 2018 on and it's basically an unmanned orchard sprayer so completely autonomous. No driver on the machine whatsoever. It goes through orchards like almonds, pistachios, walnuts, Citrus and sprays the trees with fertilizers, pesticides and such and the World Expo. Why it's so special to us is Back in 2017. We were still under development and kind of kept everything under wraps with what we're doing with Gus. Well, the founder Dave Creek Law set the goal that we were gonna have the machine at the World Expo in 2018, and not only have it there, but we were gonna have one of the machines driving up and down some mock orchard rose. In a writing Dr. Booth. So it definitely put the pressure on us and it it was a goal that we set and luckily we got there late. 2017. We gotta drive a below and We showed up at the World Expo Nate 2018 and put on a great show. And then comes the pandemic, leaving us with current conditions. T to your way of thinking. How is this working out is an online presentation. Um, yeah, I mean, it's very unfortunate that we can't be in person. That's definitely I think by far the best way to reach out to the farming community, But you know what this is. This is another option. As long as we're still getting some of that outreach and And reaching some customers than that's the best we can do right now. Yeah, Better that than nothing I would have assessed because this is a show that's come to be extent. Specked it always to be there Come rain or shine. I don't think any of us anticipated It was gonna be something like this, but hopefully this will be the only year That this type of thing will happen, but so far, so good. Um, response to you know, you're gonna highly technical product. How is the response? Been over all our people a little. Leery because of the claims of this particular device, or they just gum ho in this is fabulous. Gotta have one. You know, So far, response has been excellent in our background. We've been in the commercial spring business here in California for 40 years now, eh? So we go out growers farms and they pay us to spray on a breaker basis. We've we've built equipment for 30, plus years that we've used to spray so Gus is just the latest thing that we've built in our company, and it was really built to address our own challenges that we had. And basically that had to do with the lack of of labor. I mean, just the shortage of labor and AG is a very real thing. And for us to find employees to go, Dr. R Tractors, um, springing all night long. You know hours away from home at times became very, very challenging. So Save Creek Law, the founder, he set out to innovate and do something out of it out of necessity just so he could continue doing business, and he developed a new autonomous orchard spare. So you know, it was really the World AG Expo a couple years ago. Where we made the decision to go from just doing commercial spring with these machines to actually start manufacturing and selling them on, and that was because we had so much interest from growers at that show. Come in to us saying, Hey, this is great, but I want my own, You know, so they're really got us thinking to go down that route. So we ended up building a building right here in Kingsburg for manufacturing moved into it last year, and we started manufacturing for sales. And so far, we've been building one a week. We have about 75 machines out there in the field running today in customers hands in California. Florida and Australia. Well, we're respectable, very good reception, And I think the biggest testament to what we're doing is Every customer that we've had so far as subsequently placed another order. You know, which I think says a lot to us. Because, um, this is such a new product. You know, having an autonomous machine on the farm. There were a lot of people that said, Man, I don't know about that. But Just the fact that our customers are coming back and repurchasing after only months of running their machines. Very impressive does Gary, You indicated that one of the reasons this thing was built was to solve a problem and the problem being not a lot of farm workers available out there. I don't want to get into it. The sticky can of worms here. Believe me, But why the problem with the farm workers? Where are there? They're not coming are or what's the deal? Yeah. I mean, there's just they're not coming to our door and what the 100% reason is, I don't know. I mean, this is challenging work. Ah, lot of it's done at night and long hours and a lot of it's done. Um, you know, multiple hours away from home in our company. We're traveling all over the state of California. We have some spring operations going on in Arizona, and so is just very challenging for us to To find and obtain attain employees to do that kind of work. Yeah, it sounds like you're kind of out there because you even mentioned Australia was a customer. And that Z pretty far away pretty far away. How did they hear about you? Home. You know what it was actually through just social media and actually at the Almond Conference and the World Expo. There's a pretty big almond market in Australia. And if you think we have labor problems here, their labor issues are much, much worse. Just because they they flat don't have a workforce I got about 30. Seconds left, Gary, what would you like to say before we cut you loose? Um yeah, I just like to say, you know, it's just kind of worked heading into a new era in agriculture. And guess automation is kind of driving that charge. Uhm, you know, besides just the labor saving these machines are just so much more precise than What.

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Joint Chiefs of Staff in Quarantine After Admiral Tests Positive for COVID-19

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:29 sec | 2 years ago

Joint Chiefs of Staff in Quarantine After Admiral Tests Positive for COVID-19

"Marine Corps's assistant commandant, general, Gary Thompson, has tested positive for Corona virus comes days after he and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were in a Pentagon meeting with a Coast Guard officer who was infected. US. Officials say none of the other top military leaders in the meeting that includes the Joint Chiefs chair General Mark Millie, have tested positive. So far. Thomas and the others have been in self quarantine since yesterday when they found out that Admiral Charles Rane Hey, the vice commandant of the Coast Guard had tested positive.

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"gary thompson" Discussed on Raising Christian Kids

Raising Christian Kids

09:49 min | 2 years ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on Raising Christian Kids

"Lord is one love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul with all your mind with all your strength. Did you notice a change? There's a change from what Jesus said from the original directive, it's Jima. It was a one-word change the teachers of the law would have noticed it at that time. He added the word mind before the word strength. He said to love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength your strength is in your mind about loving God with your strength is the same as loving him with your mind the strength to do what you need to do begins in our mind, but the desire starts in the heart. There's another word that stands out the word all how can one love God with all their heart all their soul and all their mind only through Jesus Christ. Can this be accomplished repetitively praying the Shema helps to imprint into the Mind these instructional directives for retention and recall pray this prayer often if not daily wage, let it be a memory verse. The word Shema means to listen and to obey there is a difference between listening and hearing we hear many things we hear the wind blowing through the trees or the birds chirping in the morning Gary Thompson and his books sacred parent-teen states true listening is an active discipline failing to listen is not so much a sin life is a choice to live a powerless uninspired Christian Life. Again, true listening is an active discipline. We can listen to many things but we need to hear with our ears and our hearts in order to obey what will become our hearts desire God and his son Jesus throughout the Bible repetitively commanded that we instruct our children in the ways of Lord. This teaching is a command that preserves life sets apart. His people is Holy and saved and ensures preservation of God's covenant for future Generations. Listen, this is our protection plan for the future as a Christian Nation. What do you do daily to remind you in your household to a here the Commandments of God? Repetition of the Ten Commandments needs to be accompanied by action which will transform the heart and reinforce the teaching of the biblical principles being taught. So each day take one of the Ten Commandments and actively live out what is being commanded for example honor your father and mother help your child understand how they can honor a father and mother perhaps it could be as simple as making sure they do their chores that day without having to be reminded and maybe doing something extra for their parents. And reward them with stickers or whatever. It is reward system. You have to show your appreciation that they are adhering to this command this most important command. Or for the command do not worship. Any other gods help your child to understand that what they think is most important should not be more important than God God, perhaps they could take some of their playtime. We know play time is very important to children and use that time to draw picture of Jesus or read their Bible and give thanks to God. I have written the Ten Commandments for little ones to understand and we'll put those in the show notes. Likewise The Lord's Prayer is also a call to honor God and to live according to his Heavenly ways and Jesus taught us how we should pray in Matthew six pack Our Father who art in heaven Hallowed Be Your Name Your Kingdom Come your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven, give us today our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we have also forgiven our debtors and lead us not into temptation. But Deliver Us from the evil one sit down with your child and explain that prayer to them bit by bit Father in heaven. We know that's our God lives in heaven Hallowed be your name. Tell your child. He is the most holiest name. There is your kingdom. Come will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Explain your child that Howard to behave on Earth is as if we were standing before the Father in heaven and make sure that you have them memorized that prayer. It's an important prayer for them to birth. Her eyes, these prayers given by the father and the son are imperative life-or-death principles that we are commanded to teach our children. As soon as they comprehend language Jesus's followers were called the way it is critical that we prepare the Next Generation to be followers of Jesus by pointing them to Jesus who is the way truth and the life we want no responsibility for a Lost Generation judges to ten states in the New Living Translation after that generation died another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel. That is so sad a whole generation was lost Sometimes we read these Bible verses and we pass over them not really grasping the full meaning of what is being said again whisper little short prayers to your thoughts on a small phrases into the ears of an infant. I call those baby prayers. I used to say breath prayers, but now I think it's better to say baby prayers speak these words two toddlers daily and right scripture children to recite once they can read as I stated many times before I post Bible verses on my children's bathroom mirrors every morning and every night when they brushed their teeth, they see those versus Josh mobile Hill and preparing children for marriage warns us could it be that one reason young people are doctrinally ignorant spiritually confused and living with a syncretistic faith system is that we have reduced our teachings to a couple dozen moralistic stories found in most children's Bibles. Our children need the soul gripping life-altering meat-based. Jesus entered teaching of God's word and I say they needed often and daily. And it is never too early. Horse Bushnell a theologian in the 18000s states the seeds of Faith exists even in the heart of a newborn child and he he goes on to say the child not matured enough to exercise choice and Free Will roughly at age three with the Mastery of language. The die has been cast early experiences formed a repertoire of feelings and experiences for the child to carry through adulthood. Again, it's vitally important to start early and to stay consistent. Thursday is a Jewish custom that when a son is Born the first paragraph of the Shema is recited out loud. So the newborn can hear the words So you may be wondering why whisper or say these words to a brand new baby a newborn baby. Well because we're feeding into these children before they're born and right after their Thorn it is also wise to explain the words your child here is at church such as salvation or crucified with Christ washed in his blood born again, you know, you're creating a category in their mind and creating familiarity of vocabulary words that you can expound upon later right now when they're young you're preparing that soil. I've said a thousand times and I will continue to say so because it's so important don't hold back on teaching difficult Concepts that they may not easily understand it first month. You will not increase their biblical knowledge by withholding a concept. It's important to let them hear these words and understand their meanings, of course, you know explain the basic meaning they are young and as they get older you can expound upon the concept and the application. Again horse Bushnell States, let every Christian father and mother understand when their child is three years old that they have done more than half of what they will ever do for their character. Prepare the soil to be rich in nutrients. So the seats that are planted will grow and produce a great harvest of Faith. Did you know when planting corn farmers will plant early in the season to help weed control and to reduce insect infestation? We to buy preparing the soil and planting seeds early will help to reduce the infestation of doubt and confusion and unbelief within your child reads the site Shema in the Lord's Prayer often and teach your children to do the same. This is how we will raise strong Christian kids. This podcast is part of the edify podcast Network edify is a faith inspiring app that brings together thousands of the best Christian podcasts in one place for your listening enjoyment cut off the noise and grow your faith by diving into the world's top Christian podcasts today download the edify app for free from the app store or Google play or by going to edify. App. That's e d i f i..

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"gary thompson" Discussed on Too Many Podcasts!

Too Many Podcasts!

06:55 min | 2 years ago

"gary thompson" Discussed on Too Many Podcasts!

"Dramatic, both very well. It would be easier for me to tell you the people I don't like okay. Let three Oh three that I. don't like crap. Now all of a sudden here I am I'm trying to look at my movies so I can at least have a frame of Reference, oh. You know what unpopular opinion I'm not the biggest fan. Thurman I don't know why it's just something about her. Just bothers me man. Honestly, we're going to sit here with a little bit a dead air while I figure it out, so I'll I'll keep it in the back of my brain. Let's move ahead. Three of your favorite movies, three of your least favorite movies. Okay, so my top three favorite movies of all time are from three to one contact. Shawshank redemption and vendors endgame which I'm sure. Someone's GonNa listen to that it'd be like what and I I will say that it's not the best movie ever made, but as far as the comic book genre, and for the nerd inside. Inside me, it gave me something that comic movies have never given me before. which is that finale that ending they? We've wanted since the first IRONMAN. So that's why it's my favorite all time, my least favorite I'd have to say once upon a time in Hollywood I. Thought was awful, I just watched. What happens in Vegas with Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz Day I. Don't Mind Rom. Rom coms I really don't, but there are some that are just so basic bland so I think what happens is one of the worst that I've ever seen I. can't even look at my movies usually only buy stuff that I like okay. We leave it at two vets. Okay. I think this is pretty much like. I'm sure that if I think back to other movies like in. In the past like the standard bad ones, the ones that I hate or like troll two in Mantles, the hands of fate or plan nine from outer space. Some of the ones that are so bad. They're good, but there's you just look at it and you're like man. That's a bad movie now. You guys talk about television. Also. What are some of your favorite TV shows? I personally I'm a huge fan of lost I. Think it's one of the greatest TV shows ever to be made I also really like supernatural friends, Seinfeld cheers, those the last of the classic sitcoms are among my favorite also love. South Park I think it's. It's one of the shows one of the very few shows that have gotten better every year I. Don't think there's like the simpsons you know were good for like the first seven seasons then after that it was a slow decline, and I just think South Park has gotten better and better, love and American dad how I met. Your mother was good up until season nine, so I only own one through eight on DVD. I can't bring myself to buy it. The Gary Thompson Show Las Vegas with Josh Jamal and. James Caan James Lee. Nikki Cox like that I thought as far as serial dramas went thousand really really really good show, one of the best shows to be cancelled Oh, and on that note studio sixty on the sunset strip of again with Matthew, Perry and Bradley Whitford. When I heard, it was canceled I was legitimately upset like this show is so good. Have you ever seen that one now? Actually I'll man Aaron Sorkin. Matthew Perry Bradley Whitford Amanda. Peet Sarah Paulson. Ed Asner has a recurring character manage, it's great. It's typical Aaron Sorkin Walk and talk really quick dialogue, but it's about the behind the scenes of what happens on a sketch comedy show. Similar to Saturday night live. It's great. It's highly recommend that show was that on net flicks. It's on. It's available for purchase on Amazon Amazon Prime. Hype the new employer. By everything in stream everything on Amazon. Dash Vindication. Guys? who were actors or actresses? I always like to ask him this one question and it's wide open. If there's any character any movie and we'll say TV show also for you that you would have liked to have played. Would it be any error or does not to be a current movie or TV? Show could old movie I got to of? That's all right. Sure I really wouldn't mind being. Being on friends I get told often that I act just like him. And I try not to, but I think it's just a similarity. Sarcastic like he is and really energetic like that, but I would also really love to play. Rob Petrie in a reboot of the Dick. Van Dyke show. Dick Van Dyke I. Think actually now that we're talking about. It is up there among my favorite actors of all time so I would love to be rob. Petrie if given the. I think you want to just be live in the studio? Somebody goes. Oh. You know that wouldn't be the worst thing. Could it be the worst thing? Well done to go well done. I think I could combine Mary. Tyler Moore Chandler being I. You know what there's a first time for everything being a podcast or who was a guest on his show about podcasts. What some of the podcasts that you like listening to I listen a lot to the Joe Rogan experience. He's got that brain picking thing down, and if I could get those guests on my show, I would absolutely do it, so he does exactly what I wanted to do. He does exactly what I did. Just on a much larger scale I, listen to the minimalist podcast a lot. They've helped me lake. Tone down some of my buying some of my hoarding and stuff. Stuff and also it is a shameless plug, but it's very very true My friends just in an Alex has a podcast, called the idiot socratic podcast, which is just two guys. They'll come in with interests as as not like topic. They each come in with something. They've been thinking about a week and they'll talk about it, and they also do like stupid news bits from around the world and stuff like that two of my other friends. Chris and Greg have a podcast called hundred proof history where they will talk about a moment in history like They recently just did John. Jones and his cult say what Jim Jones. Yes, thank you. I'm just. I'm bad at history. His brother had another one that popular something. No Yeah. Jim Jim Jones in that that whole Colt. Their episodes are like to party, so they'll do one for an hour or in comeback, and they'll finish the story the next hour, and they'll they always drink like whiskey or something, and through some how I don't know how they do. They always find a way to relate what. What they're drinking to their topic. They're just really smart dudes, so those are pretty much. The four that I listened to in two of them are local the DFW Chris and Greg know what they're doing and Alexander Justin are just there too funny to not listen to yeah. I didn't really mean to plug any other local podcast. But there you go I am all the time. This show does it makes people aware of podcasts that they might be missing out on? So that's that's okay, so while we're on the topic, we have a portion of the show and it's called shameless self-promotion shameless. Sophie Promotion. And this is where you get to let. Our listeners know where they can follow you anywhere in the world, not literally but alright alright Soapbox is is concerned that semi soapbox dot net. You'll find Oliver writing there. We are at a cinema soapbox. PODCAST is streamed on spotify. I tunes Stitcher, Google, play and I.

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