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COVID Lockdowns Would Have Been FAR WORSE Without 2nd Amendment
"Than what you saw the last couple of years with COVID of how important it is? That people are able to defend themselves against a potentially tyrannical government. COVID lockdowns would have been far worse if it wasn't for the Second Amendment. We would have been closer to New Zealand or Australia because if only one side has the guns, they get to call all the shots. James Madison, we have a picture of James Madison here. In our studio. The father of the United States Constitution said quote always remember that an armed and trained militia is the firmest bulwark of republics that without standing armies, their liberty can never be in danger. Nor with large ones safe. Now what is a militia? You see militia gets misrepresented by the media saying, oh, that's a trained force and only people in the military. Nope, George Mason, who inspired the Second Amendment said, I ask, sir, what is the militia? Quote, it is the whole people to disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. The founding fathers were clear that if you disarm a people, you enslave them. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to be able to protect all the other amendments. The purpose of the Second Amendment protects your right to privacy, the Fourth Amendment protects your right to sell against self incrimination, the Fifth Amendment protects your right to due process 6 7th Eighth Amendment. Protects your right, the speech and to assembly. A free people must have leverage against tyrants. One of the reasons why America has a tradition of the many ruling the few, not the few ruling the many. It's because we've been armed. And for some people, they just don't like hearing this. It's an uncomfortable truth while it's what it is.
Navy Ship to Be Named After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"It would be good to know there's going to be a navy ship named after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I would think that'll scare the hell out of the enemy wouldn't it mister Medusa Oh my God here comes the Ruth Bader Ginsburg How many things By the government ships or anything have been named after Anton and Scalia His death preceded hers I guess I guess none While George Mason university law school I didn't say that
Politico: DOJ Shuts Down China-Focused Anti-Espionage Program
"I don't get this This is from Politico which is a reliably left wing site but nonetheless Department of Justice shuts down China focused anti espionage program Now we hit on this the other day but not enough The China initiative is being cast aside largely because of perceptions that it unfairly painted Chinese Americans and U.S. residents of Chinese origin is disloyal A listen to this by grouping cases under the China initiative rubric we help give rise to a harmful perception That the department applies a lowered standard to investigate and prosecute criminal conduct related to that country or that we in some way view people with racial ethnic or familial ties to China differently So this is an attorney general for a national security Matthew Olson For delivery the George Mason university in Virginia But justice's top national security official insisted that the decision amounted to a reframing and recalibration not an abandonment Of muscular law enforcement response to the national security threat posed by the People's Republic of China So let me get this straight Communist China is it's not even a close second is by far number one in terms of stealing our information They massive espionage program in our own country The FBI has said to the greatest threat the CIA has said that the greatest threat everybody knows they're the greatest threat But we should eliminate this initiative which was supported by Democrats and Republicans alike when it was first put in place Because it creates a pejorative about Chinese people
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
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"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Dot com slash email Sports at 15 and 45 on Here's Steve dresner We'll start with the wizards They were up against the NBA's best team they were also without Bradley Beal he continues to sit out with an ongoing wrist injury the suns did roll past the wizards 95 to 80 and after the game head coach was on sell junior on some of the things that were just not there Offensive rebounding was an issue especially in the second half You know I think it's one of those things where you just have to kind of continue to keep fighting And I thought we did that and started in a third and fourth quarter To college basketball action a good day for GW's James bishop who had 26 points and three rebounds Unfortunately not enough colonials fell to Davidson elsewhere Colgate down to American George Mason beaten by la sale navy got by Loyola Howard comes up with a win against Maryland eastern shore in overtime hofstra held off James Madison Virginia tech got by Pittsburgh and top 25 action number 9 duke roll past North Carolina Over to hockey the NHL All-Star Game from Las Vegas featured the camps of any kuznetsov and Tom Wilson posting goals for the metropolitan division who did go on to win the three on three tournament The cats are back to work on Tuesday They'll be hosting Columbus Olympic news were the U.S. women's hockey team shut out the Russian Olympic Committee 5 to nothing the U.S. team now improves to two O and college lacrosse number Two Maryland open up their season schedule with a 21 to 13 win over high point Steve dresner wtp sports Traffic and weathers next and then could a popular at home fitness brand be for sale It's 5 47 Are you single and all your friends are married Maybe you're new in town and the only people you know are the people you work with Do you find yourself wanting to go out but you don't because you have no single friends and you're so over the bar scene atmosphere Then it's time you joined my social calendar My social calendar is a nationwide activities club for singles that's been around for over ten years Meet people face to face while hiking hot air ballooning going to concerts cooking classes or attending wine tastings You name it Plus there are lots.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"To play in the first half All right appreciate it Dave elsewhere in the Atlantic ten George Mason trailing 34 22 at LaSalle Big one nationally tonight rivalry renewed duke at North Carolina 41st and final visit to Chapel Hill for the retiring Mike Shia chef ski also on campus The 97th season for Maryland's lacrosse team is officially underway Second ranked terrapin speed high .21 13 winning their 29th straight season opener NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitting the results from the league's diversity efforts are quote unacceptable when it comes to hiring head coaches Goodell issuing a memo to all 32 teams today saying the league will reevaluate and examine all policies and initiatives related to diversity equity and inclusion The memo comes days after former dolphins coach Brian Flores filed a lawsuit against the league alleging racism and their hiring practices Ben rabbi wtp sports Thank you Ben and just ahead here on WTO traffic and weather than after that A D.C. bar that's had its liquor license suspended due to violation of the city's mask and vaccine mandate asks for more time to fight for its suspension to be lifted more on that coming up two 47 A while back we at American Eagle dot com or ask to build the ecommerce side of a major candy distributor With the need for a website that could take into account everything from shipping times to local weather because you know candy melts the task was not like taking candy from a baby Fortunately we live for a good digital challenge And free bond bonds So we got to work on a slew of complex integrations including a shipping algorithm that factored in variables like distance speed and location The website even let the end customer personalize their candy for special events like weddings or you know major website launches When all was said and done our client enjoyed a significant increase in traffic.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"70 68 George Mason navy and American all one comfortably but no such luck for George Washington and to blow out loss to St. Louis Wednesday around town many were commemorating the 30th anniversary of Washington's last Super Bowl victory I said that we had an older group of players and I close myself as an old coach at we all kind of felt like you may not get by here again and we wanted to make sure that we try and get this to enjoy it because these are hard to get and this may be our last time by here Boy was he right on TOP dot com we rank that 1991 Super Bowl team in this week's episode of the D.C. sports huddle We also have a week by week recap of that entire championship journey on a more serious note It was also the two year anniversary of the death of Kobe and Gianna Bryant And a statue of the two was placed at the site of the fatal helicopter crash in California with the names of all 9 lives lost inscribed on the base Rob wood fork TOP sports just ahead on the latest on the trial of the three former officers who were also involved in the death of George Floyd It is two 47 All of us have felt the effects of isolation during this pandemic So we can understand the little how some veterans feel But they will feel like that their entire lives not just for a year Over 30% of COVID survivors could experience PTSD but many veterans have extreme cases of PTSD all their lives Our most vulnerable veterans remain isolated at hospitals Scared and alone But you can help Help heal veterans with the support of citizens like you creates and distributes therapeutic art and craft projects.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"WTO P a two 45 Sports at 15 and 45 on Let's check it out with Steve dresner this morning We'll start with a cab to know what a game it was on Monday night against the vague as golden knights kinda had that postseason feeling to it some great goaltending on both ends however the caps went oh for 5 on the power play they were shut out by Vegas one to nothing After the game defenseman Justin schulz on a rough night for that cap's power play I think we're just getting a little frustrated when it's not going in for us We're having some good looks in this game and games last game I thought we were moving it well and just not going and I think once we get a couple and get some confidence back we'll be just fine I'm not worried about the power play The camps will get back to work on Wednesday that's when they'll host San Jose at Capital One arena College basketball action on mundane I George Mason forward Josh duro put in 31 points at 5 rebounds as George Mason held off saint chose 77 to 71 American fell to Lafayette 69 to 56 Howard beaten by compensate 83 to 81 Virginia caught by Louisville 64 to 52 and Virginia attack beat by North Carolina 78 to 68 And some baseball news on Monday where the players union and owners met for two hours some progress was made towards a possible new collective bargaining agreement both sides meeting later on today the clock still is ticking as pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report in just over three weeks Steve dresner wtp sports Hey thanks Steve two 47 and up to Tuesday morning on traffic and weather a minute away meantime here's what's happening this early hour CBS News brief The Pentagon says the 8500 troops now on standby would likely assist NATO forces should Russia invade Ukraine CBS News military analyst Jeff mccausland The cohesion of the NATO alliance is being tested in this crisis And NATO's unity remain its greatest strength U.S. strategy with respect to nail has always focused on two factors deterrence and reassurance Virginia's new governor wants to keep the state school districts from enforcing mask mandates but several districts have different ideas CBS's Meg Oliver 7 county school boards have filed a lawsuit against governor junkin seeking to block the executive order Just west of Dallas Texas is 60 foot bus known as the vax mobile goes into areas to try to get more people vaccinated Tarrant county public health director Vinny tenaya.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Mandates While George Mason university says it strongly encourages its employees to get vaccinated but they're not required to anymore All other masking and testing requirements remain in place at this time James Madison university also ditching a requirement that employees get vaccinated All staff faculty and students are required to wear a properly fitting face mask while indoors on university owned or least property At Virginia Commonwealth university employees are now not required to be vaccinated or to report their vaccination status to the university Masks will continue to be required indoors throughout the university and remain in effect for health system facilities And UVA has also dropped the requirement for workers to be vaccinated but they are strongly encouraging everyone to get their regular shots and their booster Meantime George Mason university is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we talked with the university's first black president about challenges it faces in the future The biggest talent is just getting above the noise in the community Gregory Washington made history as a university's first black president in July of 2020 He says one of the biggest hurdles is that there are at least 18 other universities within a 30 mile radius of George Mason There are just so many in and around our area and everybody is trying to do great things He said one of their biggest goals is to make higher education accessible to everyone We had made about 90% of the students now who apply Usually that's frowned upon by universities but we graduate more than 73% To be a TOV news Up next in money news home buyers are.
Pretty Much All of Journalism Now Leans Left, Studies Shows
"The media overwhelmingly left wing, I've seen studies showing self described liberals or Democrats outnumber self described Republicans or conservatives 8 to one, 5 to one, ten to one, depending upon the study. I don't believe The New York Times has a single conservative member of its editorial board. I don't believe the LA times to the single member, whose conservative of their editorial board. A growing number of Americans get their primary source of news from the algorithms that have been formed for them from Facebook or for yugo for Google. Yahoo, all left wing. And Biden has a nerve to complain that he's getting negative coverage. Can you imagine how bad the coverage would be if the coverage were truly fair and balanced? There's a book called left turn. We talked about it a little while ago. By professor from George Mason university named Tim gross close. And came out a few years ago. He looked at the top 20 sources of news, almost all of them were left wing. And based upon a study that was done, if the media were truly fair and balanced. The average state would vote the way Texas vote, which is about 8 to ten points in favor of Republican. There are two major newspapers in Washington D.C. The Washington Post in Washington times. Washington times a much smaller, of course, in The Washington Post, but it's one of the rare cities to have two newspapers one left wing and one right wing that are considered to be major newspapers. And so the people that were subscribing to The Washington Post were given free subscriptions to the Washington times, and the people that were subscribed to the Washington time for giving free subscriptions to The Washington Post. And then they looked at voting in those areas to find out whether that made any difference. And it did, the people that were subscribing to the Washington times a conservative newspaper were now voting slightly more left wing. The people who were only reading The Washington Post would now were getting free copies of the Washington times, voted substantially more conservative, meaning if they only knew what was going on, they might very well change
The Truth About Thomas Jefferson
"Thomas Jefferson was one of the most incredible men ever to live in the history of the planet. He was a statesman, he was a president, he was he was a civilization changer. He's the author and was the author of the Declaration of Independence. Now we must understand the beauty of the declaration independence. When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary, for one people, to dissolve the political bands with another. Deriving from the powers of the earth the equal and separate station. I'm going from memory here, so I might be bouncing around. And it goes on to say the laws of nature and nature's God. Thomas Jefferson was able to connect the fruits of the enlightenment and the roots of antiquity. Thomas Jefferson did that. Thomas Jefferson connected the fruits that came out of the ideas of freedom of speech and consciousness and self government, separation of powers checks and balances. But he did not go only and merely towards the enlightenment as if Machiavelli, what Machiavelli or Rousseau or Hume would have done. Jefferson instead struck a balance. Jefferson understood that there was a new type of thinking that was derived from the ancient. And then if we forget the ancient and go too far into this new way of government, it will collapse, but if we go to into the ancient, there's no claim to challenge the monarchy. Thomas Jefferson being a brilliant man wrote the words that we hold these truths to be self evident. That all men are created equal amongst these are life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, originally, it was property. Now the exact reason why they're getting rid of Thomas Jefferson I don't know their exact reasons because he owns slaves. Is that what it was? Do you know that Thomas Jefferson actually worked to abolish slavery when he was governor of Virginia in the 1790s? Do you know that Thomas Jefferson heavily influenced by George Mason who wrote the Virginia declaration of rights? In 1776, argued for slavery to be ended do you know that Thomas Jefferson who, of course, wrote the declaration, inspired the first state to abolish slavery in 1777 Vermont? Did you know that Thomas Jefferson was partners with Ben Franklin for the first ever abolition convention? Held in 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Do you know that Thomas Jefferson was the first president to sign a moratorium saying that no new slaves were allowed to come into the United States? Thomas Jefferson was a good
Professor Files Lawsuit Over University Vaccine Mandate
"Welcome back by friends. I'm dennis prager and a professor on todd. Zoecke z. y. W i c k by a professor of law george mason university and a fellow at the cato institute in august believe it was august. Let me see here. you wrote a piece in the The wall street journal was august professor. There why gogga's that's right down is so you wrote a about why you're not going to follow your universities. Demand that you get a vaccination for cans covert in order to be able to return to campus and you cited the fact that you had in fact cova and in fact was was when you took tests. You've had the antibodies to kovin. They stay continued to stay in your body and so you sued. george mason. Is that correct cats correct and it's okay. Yup no no you go ahead. Yeah so i so. I tried to resolve this the nice way. Then it's wages. I tried to torch mason claims to the place the respect science that Respects truth so. I reached out over the summer After i contacted by immunologists and i did a full immunity workup including an anti bodies tests. That showed that my anybody's level With comparable to somebody who had been fully vaccinated And And there's more there's more than you needed that but this is sort of a slam dunk case is this is how you measure of somebody's immune protection listens how they measure whether somebody needs a booster shot for any for any disease whether it's measles or covert or anything else And so. I reached out. And i said here's here's the evidence They blew me off. I reached out to again. And i'd attached an affidavit from my immunologist as well as to leading public Stoller sir. I'm sure you're familiar with jay body charge at stanford martin cool dorks harvard. The presenting all the evidence to show this george mason again. Just blew me off Issue their policy saying that everybody had to get back and and so i reached out to the new civil liberties alliance at that point and some ask them to represent me so we brought a lawsuit eventually george mason and they're giving the medical exemption after all this In civil and changed the rules so that wasn't being disadvantaged as much as i had so the lawsuit itself has been resolved. But now there's you know many cases now following raising the same issue as vaccine mandates of spread around the country.
No Shrooms on Mars, Just Misinformation
"Yesterday. there was a bit of excitement online about a new paper. Claiming fun guy had been found growing on the surface of mars. The news really made the rounds buoy. Perhaps by reddit co founder. Alexis hannigan tweeting out one of the articles on it and tagging elon. Musk sane quote just think hashtag space shrooms are gonna be intense af and quotes but sadly the whole thing was a bunch of crap. Basically just the latest in a long line of one particular hacks attempts to get his pseudoscience hogwash published in legitimate journals so the claim that was actually published in the journal advances in microbiology and included co-authors from harvard smithsonian center for astrophysics george mason university and other institutions. That should know better. Was that images taken by. Nasr's rovers on mars as well as its reconnaissance. Orbiter high-rise camera show several fungus like organisms. And that they believe the images show fungus because quoting the paper. Fungi thrive in radiation intense environments and quotes and quoting from future ism. The team went so far. As to say that black fungi. Bacteria like specimens also appeared atop the rovers. They didn't stop there. The team also examined photos taken by nasa's high rise and found evidence for amorphous specimens within a crevice that change shape and location than disappeared. It is well established that a variety of terrestrial organisms survive. Mars like conditions. The team concludes given the likelihood earth has been seeding mars with life and life has been repeatedly transferred between worlds. It would be surprising if there was no life on mars. The team argues that these martian life forms would have evolved on an already be adapted to the low temperatures intermittent availability of water. Low amounts of free oxygen and high levels of radiation and quotes.
Blocked Suez Canal Exposes Global Supply Chain's Fragility
"Lead. Today comes to us. Courtesy of the ever given that is a thirteen hundred foot. Long two hundred foot wide containership. One of the biggest of its kind. That is as of this moment. Most embarrassingly stuck jamming up the suez canal. Nobody going north not going south one of the key routes of global trade basically closed we have gotten christine. Mcdaniel on zoomed. Help us understand how this might play out. She's a senior research. Fellow at the mercatus center at george mason university. Thanks so much for coming on. Thank you nice to be here. So i have to tell you the first thing i thought when i saw pictures of this ship turned sideways in the canal. Other than how the heck did that happen was wow. The global supply chain is really really fragile. If this can block a major artery yes. It is fragile. There's lots of moving parts but remember the global shipping industry logistics. They are used to supply shocks demand. Shocks weather related war-related. So you know it's nothing they haven't dealt with before fair enough but if you are a a tanker company looking at this traffic jam in the suez canal. How long are you gonna wait and let your extremely valuable ships. Sit there in the backlog before you go around down the south of africa and angola the long way round right. Well economists especially trade. Economists have spent some time trying to calculate how much time cost and international trade The couple economists demanded that each additional delay of shipping is equivalent to about a half a percent to two percents patera And then of course. This is cascading. Because it's not just the stuff on that particular ship That's that's delayed by that. it's everything else. That's getting delayed because of
George Mason Names Kim English Men's Basketball Head Coach
"Side, George Mason has a new head coach. Kim English replacing Dave Polson was fired last week. Baltimore native Spend one season in the NBA After playing at Missouri most recently was on former Mason head coach Rick Barnes. Staff at Tennessee and Seattle. A tournament on the
Indoor Farming With Jackie Roberts Of Appharvest
"Okay. So we've all seen greenhouses interviewed domino olen for example who runs the greenhouse at george mason university in virginia about how her facilities providing food and even spices to the university's food service and see greenhouses with just flowers like it were states and other properties and now we see cannabis plants being grown in greenhouses. But what about greenhouses on a commercial scale and ones that recycle water do not use toxic. Fertilizers or get more out of the acreage than tenting and outdoor farm would right. Well that's what my guest today says there novel. Indoor farm will actually do so. Let's find out how it works. I'd like you to meet jackie. Roberts chief sustainability officer at ap harvest. Jackie has been in the sustainability spaces. I said for probably twenty five years including in the same role chief sustainability officer at the carlisle group which is investment company and as senior director of the environmental defense fund. Or where. I first met her probably about ten years ago. I think it was right. She earned all her degrees from yale. Smart cookie that she is including a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and to help them manage degrees one from the yale. School of management and the other from the school of the environment without further ado welcomed green captions radio jackie. And thank you for joining us. I'm so excited. Thank you down. It's great to be here. Oh you're welcome. you're welcome. Congratulations on your new role at app harvest. Give us an overview of the indoor farms. How does app harvest actually work. Where they you know. where is it located. I chance in appalachia but give us a little more details. You know kind of what you're growing give us give us the proverbial thirty thousand foot view app harvest. I think is a really unique company in that are core product which is healthy vegetables is combined with a very sustainable climate. Resilient way of growing those vegetables and we're doing it in appalachia where the opportunity for job growth and economic development is really appreciate The the core product is a chemical pesticide free In in our first large greenhouse which you can see a picture of in my background but at sixty acres for those who can't see it Is a growing tomatoes and chemical pesticide free. Gmo free because the way we can grow in a closed system enables us to use biological pest approaches to control pests and disease and also a lot of trained workers and other interventions that can prevent outbreak. So we you know as a mother with three children knowing that what's coming out of our greenhouses is zero. Residue is a real attribute that i value. But how we grow it in your introduction spoke to it is we are very climate resilient in their storms that the that recently hit we had some employees that had trouble getting to work other people had to pitch in. We had one employee show up on their tractor to make sure they could get to work But you know we really did incredibly well in terms of being resilient. We had all the things we needed. We were harvesting on time stuff was getting out to the markets and it was a real testament to this strategy as an important part of the mix of different types of agriculture and When when we're growing We are able to use one hundred percent rainwater. We have a system of irrigation. That is set up where the rainwater is captured on the top of our sixty roofs it stored in a retention pond. And then we bring it into the greenhouse with a little bit of filtration through sand and you'd be late and that water re circulates. We don't ever a released anything into the atmosphere. The nutrients are put into the water and stay in the water until we need to add more. We can measure very precisely. It's a space where a has really enabled us to do very precise measurements and the plants. Exactly what they need. We do Nanotechnology with the water. Because bringing more oxygen into the water enables the plans to absorb the nutrients even better but all of that is is a closed system. And you know when when. I started in chemical engineering. The reason i went into chemical engineering is a wonderful professor. Who said if you care about environmental problems you should study chemical engineering because you learn how system works and where all the pollution comes from and how it's released to the environment
What to know about COVID-19 variants' potential spread, impact on vaccines
"And I'm No well, King. Good morning. Ah, virus that spreads a lot has many chances to mutate and covert 19 is doing both in this country. Researchers in the U. S now say they have found at least seven new variants here now. Other countries, the U. K South Africa and Brazil. They've all reported variants to with some big questions like Are they more dangerous? Still outstanding. MPR's health correspondent Rob Stein has been following This one. Hi, Rob. Good morning. Well, what have you learned about the U. S variance? So the first of these various was spotted by researchers in Louisiana. But it turns out the same kind of mutation looks like it also emerged completely independently at least seven times in this country. No, That's it awful large because it suggests the virus is doing something called convergent evolution. That's when an organism evolved in a way that gives them some kind of superior power. Here's what Jeremy Camille of Louisiana State University says about what the virus is doing. He spotted the mutation. It's infected millions of humans around the world now and it's probably just, you know, getting Into a more intimate relationship with our species. The question is, What is that more intimate relationship mean? Exactly Does it make it spread more easily from one person to another doesn't make it more contagious. Do do. Researchers know the answers to that? Yeah, well, no one knows yet it looks like it's spreading quickly in the places where it's been spotted, but it's not at all clear. That's because of the mutation. No viruses mutate all the time. Sometimes there are big problems, but a lot of times not so much, and there are other mutants that had been previously spotted in this country. Like you know, one that took over in Southern California Scientists are still trying to figure out whether it's more contagious or, you know, just got lucky. Now this newly identified mutation occurred on a key protein that sticks out from the surface of the virus called the spike Protein. It's how the virus infects cells. That's also the target of drugs and vaccines. So any change could be really important. I talked about this with Andrew Peco Shit. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. We should keep an eye on it. I myself have already passed this on to the people in my laboratory, and we're looking to see if we can find viruses with this mutation because if we can, we're going to bring it into the laboratory and try to study it to see what's actually happening here. Now, you know to be clear. Pecos means he passed on the details about the new various Those colleagues Yes, so they can determine you know whether they're more contagious or not Now, no one thinks there's any reason to panic. You know, far from it, actually. And we already know that there are those other various circulating in this country that we know we should be worried about. And what about the non US variants, some of which were identified before ours. How are they evolve? It Yes. So you know, more than 1100 cases of the one first flag in the UK have been confirmed. At least 40 states and British scientists just released more data than makes them even more worried than ever that, in addition to spreading faster, it may also make people sicker. You know, and the first one spotted in South Africa has not been detected in at least eight states and the one originally seen in Brazil is in at least two states. But the reality is they're probably already way more common than that. The U. S just isn't sequencing the genetic code of the virus enough to really know how widespread they are. And the spot any new variants fast. I talked about this with saucy of pop sq at George Mason University. We're flying blind right now, when it comes to mutations, and how prevalent they might be on the community already, so we really need to ramp it up. The CDC says. It's trying to wrap it up. But the country still has a ways to go. And what about the vaccines that we currently have? Will they help against the new variants? Yes. So the vaccines maybe someone that's effective against some of these various, but so far they seem to work pretty well. But the most important thing is to keep these viruses from spreading as much as we can to prevent any more dangerous ones from occurring. You know, the virus is still spreading like crazy in this country, which makes the U. S essentially a giant Petri dish that could easily produce even
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"Don't settle for less than a Honda 8 $45 Frank Hanrahan. Well, I think that was the debut that Wizards fans were anticipating, right? Triple double. By Russell Westbrook. Bradley Beal had 31 points but not enough. Some defensive lapses late, costly and are very close game throughout. Wizards Fall in Philadelphia 1 13 107 in the season opener. 11 ways will host Orlando on Saturday, but certainly after that performance by Westbrook and deal, there's a lot to look forward to in his 2021 campaign. Houston Oklahoma City game postponed last night because the Rockets didn't have enough players to suit up after Cove in 19 concerns that includes former wizard John Wall Rocket superstar James Harden fined $50,000 We're violating covert 19 protocol. College basketball last night. Georgetown falls at Seton Hall. George Mason was a winner over town since if Alex Smith cannot play quarterback this Sunday against Carolina at home when Haskins would indeed get the start. A lot of questions were swirling about that. But coach Ron Rivera set the record straight yesterday, saying that Haskins will be the starter if Smith can't go Ask his was stripped of his captaincy and reportedly find $40,000 Frank and ran. W c o P sports was one expensive party coming up on w T O p a knock on your door from people, men and women with badges and guns to make sure you're following quarantine rules. It's 8 47 Way made us a insurance for busy moms like Kate. She's a veteran made of flexibility to balance work home and her hobbies from starting the work day. Finishing her latest. Do it yourself project. So one another car accidentally bumped into her while she was running an errand. Kate didn't let.
A Climate Bomb in the Amazon
"We read about fires in the amazon frequently. So how are they started. Are they sorta like the california wildfires or is it something completely different so actually quite different from wildfires in other parts of the world because the rain is wet. This is dr. Tom lovejoy a senior fellow at the united nations foundation and a professor at george mason university in virginia. He's worked in the amazon. Since nineteen sixty five focusing on scientific research conservation and policy whitening strikes. Don't start fires. In the amazon people start fires and to give you a sense once. Somebody is cut down some forest. They have to wait for five days without a drop of rain before it is dry enough to set fire to get rid of all the stuff that's between the firebrand and turning it into some kind of agricultural project. Nine countries share the amazon but roughly sixty percent of it is within brazil's borders which means they have a lot of control over its fate and today across this vast territory. Small groups of people are intentionally setting fires in order to dry out the land for logging and to clear it for agriculture way of clearing land for whatever activity you want to do is very damaging to the soil. So what happens is that if later you want to reforest that particular patch of land it becomes very hard to do because the soil changes as soon as you clear it out because it's now sustaining a different kind of environment which is not rainforest like and then you can't really grow a rainforest back in that sort of setting. This is monica to bowl. A senior fellow at the peterson institute for international economics and a professor at the school of advanced international studies at johns hopkins university. People refer to amazon a lot as the lungs of the world. But that's not really what the ham was on is what the amazon does is that it keeps a lot of greenhouse gases from getting into the atmosphere. So it's not bad. The forest breathes for the world. It's that once. The forest is standing all of those greenhouse gases which are in the soil there kept. They're they're not released into the atmosphere and as soon as you start cutting down the forest. Those greenhouse gases start to go into the atmosphere started to be released. It's sort of like a climate bomb. And as soon as you start cutting down the rain forest. Bob bob is released. So how big is that. Carbon bomb really big. Scientists estimate that the amazon stores sixty to eighty billion tons of carbon or roughly twice the total amount released from fossil fuels in twenty eighteen worldwide. Losing the amazon would accelerate warming with harmful impacts felt around the world. The other issue is these hydrological patterns so when we say that we're referring to the rain cycles and it's not just local. Because given the size of the amazon again it creates a micro micro-climate but a sort of macro climate within the whole of the south american region even affecting a bit of central america as well given that the amazon is so far north. And so what happens. Is that the rain cycle patterns as you cut down the forest. They change and sometimes they change really dramatically to the point where you destroy people's lives because they can no longer grow the crops that they used to grow because the rain cycles are completely different. That has already happened. In many parts of south america that have felt this direct impact and this is only going to get worse if deforestation continues. Hydrology is the study of the movement and distribution of water because the amazon is so large and so wet. It's hydrology has a huge effect. It supplies water to almost every country. In south america and in fact according to nasa deforestation has already been linked to reduce rainfall in the region and then on top of all that you have the issue of amazon tipping point. So you get to a point. Where if you go beyond that point in terms of deforestation. The rainforest is no longer self sustaining. It's going to turn into savannah. Simply because of the ecological dynamics of how rainforests behave and there's a lot of concern that where the amazon is right now is dangerously close to this tipping point
"george mason" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Saudi Arabia. Interesting like that have done comprehensive studies on the efficacy. Of their strategies is relates to curfews. Big curfew like how he qualifies the Saudi. That's Prasad e interesting when he knows that that's gonna raise that's right where they don't let women drive cars where they throw gays on top of buildings and where, by the way, if you want to go to a boring fashion show Saudi Arabia someplace, Okay, you look just don't look different. The idea that the idea that we're benchmarking against Saudi Arabia As relates to public health. Um well, I actually had to check into this and figure out what the hell does this guy I mean, Apparently, they're already looking at it in L. A. The L. A County Board of Supervisors. And whatever happens in L A or San Francisco very quickly gets adopted. By Nathan Fletcher L. A County Board of Supervisors are looking at a core curfew. Where they basically will. Close business is down by a certain time every night. Everyone is to be shut down. Um, by in this case, 10 PM some people haven't eight PM or 9 P.m. curfew for businesses to completely shut down and what they're saying is by shutting down restaurants. That you won't have people sitting around late at night drinking. Without masks on well that a second They're all outdoors. You just shoved everyone into the purple tear, So it doesn't particularly matter, And there's no bars. So everything that you read every place that you are drinking. You can also order food. I think you have to order food. S so you're not getting you know you're not getting smashed out there. You're just living your life. Yeah, Covert. Apparently only attacks at night Zombie movie thinking hard night against worse. So now I mean, when, when his first seating at restaurants and seating people three o'clock If you've got a close up, I hate how you gonna get three rounds of people in your 25% capacity that you have in the bargain lot. Come on, They don't care about the financial impact of this. Anyway, There's actually been some study of the curfews. Unlike what Newsome says his eye of scientific studies on my desk no, actually, uh, on infectious disease up and be epidemiologist from George Mason University, Saskia Pop base Q. Has done analysis on these curfews and says curfews actually condensed people visiting businesses into a more narrow period of time because they know that things are shut by eight o'clock, man. O'clock 10 o'clock at night, Everyone shows up at what six o'clock seven o'clock, and it gets more busy in that general General area rather than you know people deciding that Oh, I don't have a time limit. I can go when I would like to go. Also, I see that every Tuesday is everyone's going out for taco Tuesday. What's happening? Everyone is just hanging out in front. Of the restaurant, waiting for tables in the parking lot, open up and then enjoying a margarita standing on the sidewalk talking. I mean, it's such a joke. Another example is that whenever you do a, uh closed, closing down last call for alcohol, people end up going to a non after party somewhere else. So if you do it earlier in the evening, say, nine o'clock, eight o'clock 10 o'clock people with those young kids, and this is where the covert numbers are coming from 18 to 34 years old 30 34 year olds. They'll just say, Oh, let's go to Ah House party, whereas the restaurant would have protocols in place to make sure people are drinking responsibly and socially distant, or they get thrown out because you wanna lose their license. If you want to get the public health, you know, issue People will just go somewhere else and not have those protocols in place, so you're actually encouraging more risky environments. Um, And by the way, there's studies on this for closing times in California we have a 2 a.m. closing time for bars, which means that the last call for alcohol is 1 40 in the morning. On bunch of people, you know, pound alcohol for those 30 minutes and Bam! They are all on the roads all at the same time Extend those hours. There's a lot of evidence suggests that people don't do the binge drinking, and there's not a big drunken rush all at once on this on the streets, but anyway Um Nothing scientific. Supports the notion of a curfew. It gets back to the people who wanted to ban wreaths across America. It's like now covet. What do we do? Well, let's just not do this and say that we're the covert Crusaders. Well, how are you a quote covert crusaders? Because I just come up with a mandate that limits your ability to do things and I'm doing in the name of covert. Give me a prize like a trophy. No, I'm gonna give you the dunce cap. Go stand in the corner. Because you don't have any science on your side. What you are doing is virtue signaling And this is where this is where he captures my biggest problem here with with all of this. Newsom in the politicians. They don't know how to control, guv it they're not following the data or the science. What they are doing is virtue signaling like Let's do a bunch of activity and hopefully, if anyone dies, you won't blame me. We're not gonna blame you cope. It is from William Anyone. It's the Chinese but Cove. It is a disease, and it requires an adult scientific risk based, focused strategy. And that's all we could expect of you. What you're doing right now is you're you're not benefiting us on Kobe you what you are doing is you're damaging us on so many other realms, including mental health. Personal health, personal freedoms. And, of course, the economy. That's the problem that we're having. And that's why we raised these absurd ideas that have no basis in science and won't do anything. I mean, this is not none of these actions are going to cause these numbers, too. Move backwards or were forward get better get us closer to freedom. It's just going to cause people to do other other other ways of socializing. By the way, did you buy? Did you buy your stash of toilet paper? Yet? No, because it's gone like may be too late for you. Here's another example of why people aren't thinking scientifically. Or data driven when it comes to cope in 19, is you some of you may be part of the problem. All right. We'll tell you all about it coming up. Quick Break, But first, let's check Traffic and Lord came from your helpful San Diego Honda dealers. Traffic center. Still busy ride.
For Trump, Conservative Catholics Are The New Evangelicals
"The Republican nomination in 2016, he gave special thanks to one faith group Evangelical Christians this year. President Trump has a different favorite. I grew up next to a Catholic church in Queens, New York, and I saw how much incredible work the Catholic Church did for our community. These are amazing people. NPR religion reporter Tom Delton has been looking into what has changed. Trump's new interest in Catholic voters is probably the result of realizing what actually got him elected. It was not the evangelicals, says Mark Rozell of George Mason University. People were quite amazed at the overall impact that the white evangelicals had in the election, but I think what was missed was the critical role of Catholic voters that we barely appealed to them. Trump managed to win the Catholic vote last time. Former Republican congressman Tim Hughes camp is a political advisor to a new group Catholics for Trump. There was less recognition four years ago. I think many were surprised about what happened in Michigan and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. It was the Catholic vote that won those states for Donald Trump Lesson learned. This year, The Trump campaign is focusing less on the evangelical vote and more on Catholics. This administration has made a concerted effort to reach out to Catholics in a way that we haven't seen in the past. Brian Birches, president of Catholic vote dot or GE, a conservative group, wholeheartedly supporting Trump's reelection. The group's been around for 15 years, but this year is special, Birch says. We've grown every year, but this year we we grew exponentially Catholic vote dot or didn't even endorse anyone in the last presidential election this year. Even with a Catholic candidate on the other side, the group is running ads that leave no doubt where they stand. Joe Biden would force American Catholics
Refocusing climate change as a human problem
"Been talking about how to adapt to climate change and how technology and the tech industry can help. But here's the part even on tech show where we acknowledged that climate change isn't just about tech solutions or Whiz Bang inventions, and in fact, like the pandemic climate change is a problem that reflects an exposes lots of things about our society Ion Elizabeth Johnson, and Katherine Wilkinson Co edited a book called Can Save Truth Courage and solutions. For the climate crisis, it features poems, essays, and other works of art by women working on climate issues I spoke with them. Both will Told me there's a lot in that subtitle we need to have eyes wide open to what is happening listened to the science we need courage, and then of course we need solutions and not just the solutions that kind the climate rose are really into like evt's and solar panels we definitely need those on just got Tesla. I think that's the TRIFECTA right though truth courage and solutions when people are like well, if not hope then what that's our answer. A when did we find ourselves at a point where we sort of stop talking about climate? As the thing we live from the air, we breathe the rain that falls or doesn't fall. Do you think it's important to like even before we start talking about solutions to recenter the conversation as a human problem? Yeah. Even though we didn't cause this problem, it's in fact one hundred corporations who are responsible for seventy one percent of emissions. There is a wide range of possible futures. And we so deliberately curated this book to show the wide range of ways that people can contribute building the best possible future. So it includes farmers and architects and artists, and journalists, and of course, scientists and policy experts and lawyers, and all of those skills are are needed and very much wanted. How much of this storytelling is also about making the simple economic argument that saving people also saves money. When we talk about the cost benefit analysis of doing various things to address the climate crisis, we usually only focus on the costs as opposed to making sure that we are also thinking about the benefits. And I think that is quite bolstering to me as a marine ecologist by training and thinking about nature based solutions and how protecting and restoring nature actually makes financial sense. 'cause it's cheaper to have mangroves and marshes and sea grasses than seawalls, right for example. So so I, think this book really shows not just some sort of techno Utopian version of the future where we like. Innovate, our way out of everything and instead it talks about the huge array of work that needs doing and the costs of of not doing it and what the world could look like for the better. If we do I feel like this conversation about racial justice, climate, justice, social justice, the importance of involving women in these conversations, how many women are leading solutions all over the world. is still kind of new and still kind of Nathan which is so lame but you're right. Which is pretty lame. But maybe take some explaining you know like what? What is what is this relationship between Racial Justin climate change and why don't people understand that I think we don't understand it because. Don't want to because it's it complicates something that has already really hard right like that's the. That's the push back that I hear most often it's not like I'm a racist and I WANNA, save the planet. It's more like solving climate change is hard enough without bringing in all these other layers. Can we just please focus on climate change now I and we'll deal with Lake police not murdering block people for no reason later. And the answer is no. No, we can't. We have to walk and Chew Gum on this one and there are many reasons for that. One is just it's the right thing to do, and so I hate having to give other reasons. But one of those other reasons is we know from polling by Yell and George Mason University's the people of Color actually are more concerned about the climate crisis. They're more motivated to be a part of the solution and to hold the politicians to higher standards on Climate Policy But how you know how can we expect black people to be focused on climate solutions when? Making, sure they have the basic right to live and breathe. and so this I can't breathe has become a rallying cry across You know across the racial and climate justice groups that it's not just in relation to police brutality but in the ways that communities of color are burdened with more polluted air and where or low where power plants decide to locate themselves, and then you know people who are breathing that dirty air being more at risk for extreme forms of of Covid, and so of course, these things are all connected and wouldn't it be great if we were building the winning team by including the people who were already on board and beyond to help and if we could unburden them from. Our White Supremacist Patriarchy, which is certainly not serving us in terms of really anything. But definitely, it's it's preventing a lot of people from being part of climate solutions because you know they have to dedicate their time and energy and ingenuity towards solving other problems about quality of life and justice and I. I just WanNa add because I think on articulates the. So incredibly well that when we think about climate change as quote unquote the problem I think that's where we start to miss. These intersections and entanglements when we understand actually that climate change is a manifestation of the problem, right? It's emerging of a system that we're getting so much feedback that it's not working. Racial violence is part of that feedback massive wealth inequality as part of that feedback the epidemics of loneliness and meaninglessness are part of that feedback, and also an atmosphere that is kate marvel says is larded with carbon dioxide and is having all of these climatic impacts that's also part of the feedback. But if we're just thinking about climate change as the problem we need to solve. Then our analysis isn't defense about what's actually going on here and thus what it's actually going to take to solve it. Kathryn Wilkinson and Iona Elizabeth Johnson Co edited the Book All. We can save truth courage and solutions for the climate
Maryland Panel Tasked With Investigating State's Lynching History
"Government backed commission of its kind is about to start investigating a harrowing part of the state's history. The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission has set out to document the state's 42 known racial lynchings. The panel delivered an interim report to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan earlier this month. Charles Davis Jr is the commission's vice chairman. He joins us now to share the commission's plans and goals for this project. Welcome. Thank you so much for having me so tell us. Where did the idea to create this commission originally come from? Sure, most historical scholarship concerning racial terror lynching is centered in the deep South. And so you have states such as Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and the like who get noticed for their history of racial tear. However, it's important for people to understand that lynching took place throughout the United States. I'm in. One of those states that is often overlooked is a state of Maryland. And so we call Maryland the middle ground in many ways, because it represented like most border states, a style that was southern but also had a progressive leaning on. So this oftentimes caused the state to be overlooked in terms of looking at the legacy of racial terror and tell us what are the primary goals of this commission. The commission is tasked with investigating lynchings that took place in the 19th and 20th century in Maryland, and we are centered and focused on salvaging the humanity, first of the victim's arm and then really laying out each case individually and hopefully bring about some semblance of Justice to the family members in the descendants of the deceased victims. Can you talk about a specific case that the commission is investigating? Right now? Sure. Yes, we're looking into the lynching of Matthew Williams, which took place in Salisbury, Maryland, in 1931, and so Matthew Williams was a young labourer who got into a dispute with his employer over discrepancies in his pay Following that his employer was founded. And Williams was actually hospitalized after the employer's son shot him and the lynch mob descended upon the hospital and drug him out of the first floor window. And the lynching commenced. And he was eventually taken to the drug to the courthouse lawn in front of thousands, along with local law enforcement politicians, religious leaders who did nothing. Eventually, as if that wasn't enough. He was eventually burned, and no one was ever held accountable. And no one was ever held accountable. So what does the commission do with a case like this? Today. Your ultimate goal I imagine is trying to figure out exactly what happened to Matthew Williams. Yes, And that is the ultimate goal. And it's important to note that we see the racial terror lynchings of old that took place in Maryland. Directly in relationship to the ongoing racial tear that we're witnessing in the United States. And so that's important to consider when we're looking at this and investigating this today in this fractured America that we're seeing, as relates to race relations on DSO. Yes, The truth is what we're seeking getting to the bottom of it, seeing who indeed was complicity and involved whether it was locals on state government officials because we believed that the descendents are owed this truth. Is the state. I'm in what we hope the citizens of Maryland and decisions of nine states learn from this work that we're undertaking is that truth comes first. And if we have the truth in there could one day possibly be Reconciliation. Charles Davis Jr is the vice chairman of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission. And he is an assistant professor of conflict resolution and history at George Mason University. Thank you very much for
Airlines Are Asking for a Second Bailout. Congress Should Say No.
"We begin today with airlines their CEO's and union leaders are begging Congress for an extension to the twenty five, billion dollar industry bailout that was part of the cares act travel demand isn't returning fast enough, and now the industry is warning of a massive wave of layoffs if lawmakers extend funding before October first, but Congress is fighting and. Preoccupied. So where does that leave the airlines and their employees marketplace's Andy Euler reports according to the Trade Group Airlines for America passenger volume is off about sixty five percent from a year ago and airlines are collectively burning through five billion dollars. Each month CEO Nick Kelly says airlines are asking for six months federal help because hopefully by then we will be over the Hump and we will start to have a pickup and travel by next spring. The conditions of the previous bailout protected workers until October First Kalua warns that up to one hundred, thousand airline employees could soon join the ranks of the unemployed and Robert W man, a former airline executive and industry consultant says a second bailout would help the US economy recover faster when the pandemic Wayne's if the industry were to fall into disrepair if it were to fall into. Destructive restructuring during the pandemic, the question would be, what would you have around to help your on the other side? When exactly we get to the other side of the pandemic it's still murky and Federal Nikkei Day Rusia George Mason University says, another twenty five billion dollars is not going to solve the problem. This is justice coning the inevitable as long as the demand doesn't go back up. This is just basically a band-aid patch. She says bankruptcy would be the best option airlines have shown that they can emerge from restructuring healthier, and she says that needs troubled airlines don't pose a major risk to the economy at large. I made Euler
After 2011 Disaster, Fukushima Embraced Solar Power. The Rest Of Japan Has Not
"Before the earthquake before the NAMI and the nuclear disaster Japan got nearly a third of its energy from nuclear power. But after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in two thousand eleven, the country took all of its nuclear reactors off line, which has led Japan to increasingly rely on fossil fuels and also solar power. NPR's cat ORF continues our series on recovery and Fukushima. She only endo is saying a final goodbye. To the home she once shared with her husband and three kids and for Cosima it's less than a mile from the Daiichi nuclear power plant where three reactors overheated and exploded in two thousand eleven. They left fast only taking what they could carry. Their things left nearly exactly as they were the day everything changed to coffee, Cup sit on the kitchen table her daughter's old school uniform is laid out on a bed a calendar on the wall is still flipped to March two thousand eleven. clueless you the kit ago. Muluzi. Nice. This is sad. She says this House System Nice, but we can't come back. She looks around your moon to Ni life is so different diddle do remind us. To start from nothing even less than. A totally reinvent ourselves after the disaster digging up this. She's here to give the keys to government officials. This house will be bulldozed soon and the land used as part of a storage site for radioactive topsoil scraped from the earth and the massive cleanup effort Tschumi heads upstairs. And takes one last look at the bedroom shoes to share with her husband Hitter Yuki. He died a few years ago suddenly. And then she walks back down to hand over the keys. The thing is pretty unceremonious though in reality she only says, she said goodbye to this part of her life. Disaster when her family piled into a car and drove as far south as they go to the southern tip of Japan on the island of Kyushu. Here, she's a single mom to her bubbly ten-year-old son Cagey who was just a baby when the disaster happened, he doesn't remember Shema at all her other two children are grown and live nearby, and she only has found herself within unlikely job running a small solar farm. On a big hill overlooking the tropical landscape Ma hidden is yet. She never imagined. My life would be like this guy when we first moved here, I was in my late thirties my husband was in his forties unanue issue we were like, okay. Do we get new jobs? So we decided to do this. We saw as investment for the future month on her husband worked at the Nuclear Power Plant for over twenty years and for him, the switch to solar was purposeful. He felt that nuclear power had betrayed him do on didn't He grew up really believing nuclear power was safe and then he lost his home to come see today the energy collected by these panels has allowed her to build a new life. The power is sold to the local utility company and brings in thousands of dollars a month when her husband died suddenly a few years ago she only took over the work and the family placed his grave in the center of the solar panels show me walks over to tall marblestone. Hook. With an inscription that says. Good you send do essentially remember that this family is here because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in two thousand eleven cocoa use. A message to future generations she explains looking away device. My biggest wish is for renewable energy to take over I mean look at my old home, it's going to be a storage site for nuclear waste. We can't deal with that kind of wasted drivers go. Joey's wish might not come true though her family started their business at the right time. The price was so generous and also delegration was sold loose. So anyone can register. Naida is the executive director of the Institute of Sustainable Energy Policies. In Tokyo, he says in the early years after the disaster Japan pushed renewables to help fill energy gap left after fifty four nuclear reactors were taken off line the. Government offered big incentives, new investors, lots of people like me and her husband jumped on board to build smaller operations. incorporations rushed in to build massive solar and wind farms but also the liberation was more strict compensation dropped. It got increasingly harder for alternative energy producers to connect into the power grid edith says, this was partly due to the big utility companies trying to maintain control and the government allowing. It to happen the sitting kind of a body of to north to Laputa increase anymore, the institutions make a big difference that's Jennifer Sclerosis of George. Mason University she studies energy policy in Japan, and she says, there is technology an interest for renewables in Japan, but the bigger power companies in government need to commit if people in place do not watch to implement policies to empower the economics and the. Technology innovation then it can't happen regardless of how advanced technologies earn regardless of how good the economics look many of the major utilities as well as the Japanese government are still waiting to see if nuclear power can make a comeback and renewables just aren't that reliable yet. So in the meantime, I would assume the defaults going to import gas import coal eater agrees is the most the early sick and Not so optimistic future, but one place in Japan that is optimistic about Renewables Hookah Shema the local government here has set a goal for the entire prefecture. The third largest in Japan to be completely fueled by renewable energy by twenty forty. It's a real turnaround for a place where nuclear power ruled only a decade ago especially in the former exclusion zone near Daiichi, there are solar panels everywhere from small ones on roofs and hillsides to massive mega-farms along highways making use of land available after the disaster some of these panels are run by big developers and others are not. Lake the solar panels on farmer. She get Yuki Corneau's field. He's seventy four years old and this land has been in his family for generations he gestures around it. This is all my land, but it's nonsense. Nonsense because it's relatively useless the wind carried radioactive material here after the disaster and the government has scraped off all the topsoil in decontamination efforts. The farmers here can't really far much anymore. So small local power company came and asked sugar. Yuki if they could rent land for solar panels, he said, yes could you go I was really worried after the nuclear accident how would we get power most of his neighbors also agreed but that means everything is different. Now he says there were Rice patties all around here with tiny frogs that created a kind of soundtrack for his life now it's quiet. He misses the frogs a lot and he says, and he doesn't make nearly the same amount of money as he did farming. But She Yuki says he sees this as a necessary change. He has nine grandkids they all live far away now but they were just in town the other weekend for visit running through the fields. Suze my grandparents farmed here my parents do. But now it's time for Change I've realized it's a new season pitcher. This he says looking out over the solar panels is for future. Generations Khatlon store NPR News Fukushima Japan.
Siyabulela Mandela - Personal Lessons from History
"Siebel Villa. Thank, you very much. Ariana family me and thank you. For joining us, it is my sincere pleasure and honor. I would love to begin with you telling us a little bit about your own story and the inspiration for your current work. Thank. You very much. Really. I grew up in effeminate that was highly politicized and our shaved. By the history of the Feminine so-fi as its involvement in the struggle against apartheid resume colonialism in south, Africa, and in Africa in general and in the fight for the. Liberation of the black masses AFA people against the shuttle's off. Appreciate up on. Racism and all forms of injustice that degeneration of Mandela waged against our shaped by that kind of history and our shaped by those material condition, and it is the involvement of my family and my involvement of my great grandfather, Nelson Mandela that has inspired me to anti into the food dolf intensive relations particularly focusing on issues that were made peace confluence, Aleutian and human rights in South Africa. Andy. Africa's when the world more generally, and at the moment, my final stages of my doctorate studies which averages stepped on that Nelson Mandela University in Africa and partly, half of my research was done in the United States at George Mason invested to scorn of conflict, resolution and analysis. Dot Potential Training has opened opportunities for me. I'm currently based in Juba South Sudan where I work as a team, lead the country director for the Subsidy Program for an organization whole geneticist for human rights. So that is the way that I'm currently doing in south, Sudan. Patent puzzle supporting the Peace End. Development Agenda since the end of the civil war in this part of the was. So that's the kind of work that I'm doing, and that's what I'm engaged in at the moment. I'm sure people are curious about a little bit of your direct experience with your great grandfather. What is a memory that you might have and a piece of wisdom that you've learned from him that you'd like to pass along? A very few memories of. Microsoft. Grandfather Nelson, and among those memories was always division that instilled to all of us and something that we all learned from him and even the past generation the past it to him that. Occurred to importance to treat people quantity godless of their social status in society when you begin with rich people. Equally. You begin to understand and begin to know who people are for people would be willing to talk to. And people will be willing to listen to. That Nessin did. If you look at the entire store, you would have conversation with his prison. And he was highly regarded and respected by his prison for he treated that particular individual symptoms spent that they will lead to the president of Salafi, Cadet and. Someone that comes from. Hubble, begins. And when you begin to imagine from the kind of a background is individual new, get to recognize that we are only important it regardless of social status in society,
"george mason" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"George Mason as a grounds for impeachment and James Madison responded that that was a bad idea and he said so vague a term will be equivalent to a tenure during the pleasure of the Senate and that events in deep seated concern that Madison had and it's part of the whole design of our constitution four ways that can lead to exercises of arbitrary power the constitution was designed to support women's and checks on all forms of government power obviously one of the great mechanisms for that is the separation of powers the structural separation of powers in our constitution but it also comes from defining and limiting the powers and responsibilities and the concern that vague terms vague standards are themselves an opportunity for the expansion of power in the exercise of arbitrary power and we see that throughout the constitution and in the impeachment clause as well and this is why the governor Morris argued in discussing the impeachment clause could only few offenses he said few offenses ought to be impeached and the cases ought to be enumerated and define and that's why we seem to be for the constitution there was a for it many terms had been included in earlier drafts when I was narrowed down to treason and bribery and there is a suggestion to include now administration which had been a ground for impeachment in English practice the framers rejected it because it was too vague he was too expansive it would allow for arbitrary exercises of power and we see throughout the constitution terms and that it relate and fit in with the impeachment because the same concern one is in the definition of treason the framers are very concerned that the English practice of having a vague concept of trees was malleable and could be changed even after the fact to define new concepts of treason was dangerous I.
"george mason" Discussed on WTOP
"South George Mason drive to head toward seminary road listener found there's a crash just up ahead there possibly some other incident but if your eastbound on route seventy have to make a right turn on to South George Mason drive if you're westbound the travel lanes remain opens up on three ninety five is starting to build now headed toward landmark as is ninety five from Norwegian over the aka quand once you get south of Quantico in several stretches slow headed through Stafford toward Fredericksburg but without incident and traffic on sixty six briefly so in each direction through falls church westbound passionately in one twenty three and get out through central started to build fourteen street is now open across the mall now you can also get from the freeway into the twelve street tunnel they had four constitution Avenue of the constitution does remain close from the capital the points west out toward twelve street eastbound traffic on constitution can go no farther than fifteen street though westbound traffic is open at that point and Pennsylvania Avenue is starting to re open it's open westbound out toward ten street east bound it still blocked and independence has been open for quite sometime now north on third street tunnel heavy and slow out to New York Avenue but the work shown up on New York Avenue New Jersey that has been cleared away in Maryland on the inner loop that starts to bog down now from three fifty five and around past Connecticut Avenue off and on a Georgia and on the Baltimore Washington parkway traffic does slow northbound getting up past about weighing up to read about ninety five is all right two seventeen or started to build just a bit now as you move up through Montgomery village of through Clarksburg Hyatt's town and through banning eastbound on route fifty breeze flowed out of the bay bridge remember you can use EZ pass it anyway and I don't have to go all the way to the left there Johns Hopkins proton therapy center at Sibley Memorial Hospital has the most innovative and precise cancer care available with less toxicity and it's easy recovery visit Hopkins proton dot org bobbin would WTOP traffic scattered showers out there through the evening hours and then overnight tonight out your midnight until about eight A. M. until ten AM tomorrow steady rain that will be moderate to heavy at times we could see an inch to maybe even an inch and.
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"Number 6 Maryland beach George Mason 8663 the Turks took a 12.halftime lead as coach mark Turgeon steam 1 on a 19 to to run over the periods final 6 minutes it was more about guys just lock in an implant at a high level even if we would've gone 19 to run I just felt better about us just because the guys were locked in they were making mistakes and then we really executed point 5 Maryland holds Mason to 7 of 29 shooting in the second half to secure their fifth victory of the season Anthony callin junior leads the way with 16 points Jaylen Smith that's 12 with 10 rebounds for his third double double of the season 2 others finished scoring in double figures as the Terrapins of posted 5 straight double digit wins to begin the year depressed in College Park
"george mason" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"Science twenty sixteen affiliated with George Mason University among other places and he attacked you in psychology today many said there that the only thing that might be more perplexing than the psychology of Donald Trump is the psychology of his supporters in their eyes the Donald can do no wrong even trump himself seems to be astonished by this phenomenon he argues that I have to paraphrase or limit the quotes for possibilities the dining Cruger a fact that is some believe that many of those who support Donald Trump do said because of ignorance basically they're under informed or misinformed about the issues at hand talking about you second possibility hypersensitivity to threat sciences unequivocally shown that the conservative brain has an exaggerated fear response when faced with stimuli it may be perceived as threatening these brain responses are automatic and not influenced by logic or reason trump's followers energized and focused on safety again putting you down number three terror management theory when people are reminded of their own mortality which happens with fear mongering there were more strongly defend those who share their world views and national or ethnicity or ethnic identity and act out more aggressively towards those who don't I constantly emphasizing existential threat trump creates a psychological condition that makes the brain respond positively rather than negatively to bigoted statements and divisive rhetoric again he's talking about you or for hi attention engagement essentially the loyalty of trump supporters may in part be explained by America's addiction with entertainment reality TV keeps us on the edge of our seat and for that reason some trump supporters will forgive anything he says they're happy as long as they are kept entertained now as Erin assures us these explanations on apply to all of you fact if you're intelligent he says you know better you're just being rebellious he is nothing but contempt for you I needed to the media but they think enough for you will be persuaded by a constant drumbeat with a big lie for impeachment or obstruction a constitutional crisis or racism the day will finally chi what they've always wanted to achieve and that is to defeat of Donald Trump because they expect you to turn on they want to bring out the Democrat party voters in keep you at home when you're preparing to travel abroad that was from by the way on freedom of the press when you're preparing to travel abroad this summer the one app that needs to be on your checklists is express VPN express VPN doesn't just encrypt your data while you surf the internet on public airport and hotel why fine even let you stream an access content that normally would have been blocked in that country with express VPN you can unblock all your favorite websites have access to the internet just like you would if you were at home express VPN runs in the background of your computer phone then you use the internet just like you normally would.
"george mason" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Lived as members of the George Mason forensics team for over a decade. The program was led by a monster. Who has now been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple former students, and yet that's awful think we would all feel bad about that situation. But the whole point of people reliving the trauma now that Brett Kavanagh's there. He's innocent. Nothing was ever proven. Okay. If Christine blase Ford she back to teaching. I'm not sure I'm not sure did I have a Google alert set up. Well, I hope she's not because it could be triggering to those that have been accused for sexual assault. Never. Did it? Right. Well, it's it is. It is weird that you have this whole thing that really blew up when Michael got involved. And boy, I bet there are a lot of people who wish they had chained themselves to that guy because he was talking about these gang rapes right with with. Yes. Having always a part of or somehow connected to that never happened. And even the person making the accusation walked it back. Yeah. And you had Democrats in congress citing with Evan Audie on that just was not believable, the college fix had some video of a moment when university officials were being confronted about this by students and the president Cabrera says this is not a crazy appointment. This is a supreme court Justice who was going teaching about the United States constitutions constitution. These students have. Signed up for this class. Then at a meeting there's a professor who is also the president of the chapter of the American Association of university. Professors wondered why the university had not investigated the charges against cavenaugh independently. You gotta be kidding. This professor says to quote, well, should we investigate that? I mean, should we investigate that? And by the way, there are a bunch of snaps of approval in the room because snapping has replaced clapping on some college campuses as a way of showing support because clapping is to out and triggering and buncha wussy, she said over yourselves. How are you going to be ready for the real world? Yeah. The the professor says he's been accused, and there has not been a full investigation here. As far as I'm that. I can see the president of the university responds saying, so I mean, George Mason University investigative supreme court Justice who has been confirmed by the United States. Senate doesn't make any sense a woman yells out. Yes, says no we do our due diligence on all hires. This is a higher. Okay. This is a bunch of young folks that don't know how the real world works and what real injustices. It is just we want to be part of something. It's ridiculous. All right next here. This is story that should be near dear to your heart. Okay. Okay. There was a new survey done. Yeah. And if you've ever felt bad about destroying gadgets out of frustration. Yeah. Like have anger issues. Yeah. Things like that. You can feel better. Fifteen percent of us have destroyed again out of frustration. I'm one of the fifteen percent. Oh, right. Yes. For those of you that don't know van camp absolutely melted. Down on a Friday on the show in the phone system in his hands and threw it to the ground. Yes. Into. I mean, Elon that other studio there's still pieces being picked up to this day. Yeah. So incredible. Well, I mean, look in fairness the phone was already broken. And I just made it look like how it was offering. We'd gone for three months kept dropping calls or just wouldn't ring or lockup or whatever. Asking. Hey, can we fix been fixed? Best phone system in this in the building, an Nope. Wasn't. I regret nothing. I'm just saying that you're not alone in just completely losing your mind. And go nuclear and then break in something, right? I don't think we have any audio from that day. That's from a different day. Yeah. That was out of context also different gun. Okay. Different anger different day. Okay. Also found out when you're trying to fix a tech issue. You can only go about twelve minutes before you get frustrated, and then they asked people the most annoying tech problems..
"george mason" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"George Mason University. We're looking at Amazon's plans to cancel their New York City expansion, and perhaps share the wealth spread the various jobs that they need around the the country. They are I believe still building a big headwaters. They were talking about building two additional headquarters of this one in the Arlington Virginia suburb of Washington DC. I believe that is still going to be built, right? That's correct. Yeah. Your thoughts about about. What was brought up in the preceding call by Sharon. Yeah. I think Sharon made some really good points. I'm glad she brought that up because it allows us to address some of the most basic misconceptions about economic development subsidies, and that is the actually change where a company is going to locate or where it's going to expand factual matter is most of the academic research finds that they don't actually change where a firm is going to locate best all they do is change where the firm decides to locate a given region, so it might shift. The the firm location decision from one server one suburb of the city to another suburb of the city. There are other things that are more important tweet firms underlying bottom line production of goods and services or it's access to customers in the number. One thing is the presence of a skilled workforce. Amazon was very clear, and it's announcement it said at least four different times that the reason why they were going to New York in Arlington was. Because of the local workforce. And even when they said that they're leaving New York City. They said they hated to do it because it had such a good tech skilled workforce. And if Amazon had been pursuing subsidies, if they had been changing its mind, then it would have shifted from New York City to across Manhattan to Newark where was being offered over double the subsidies that New York was giving and from Arlington Virginia to Montgomery County, Maryland where Maryland was offering eight times the amount of subsidies. Arlington offer interesting. So I don't know that we've ever had an actual test case here, but if in fact every city in the country got together, and and and signed a pact. We're not offering anything offering Diddley that you would be able to find out if in fact, the changes were made in the actual locations of these these big moves, but I gather that you indicate there's research to indicate that that's pretty much. What would happen? Exactly and Venison's actually, exactly what a communist and politicians are proposing. Now, there's something called an interstate compact that not many people know about, but it exists as part of the US constitution allows the states to cooperate develop a a above the state level, but below the federal level policy. It's how the borders between a lot of states like North Carolina and South Carolina were originally drawn up and the actual port authority of New York. And New Jersey is the result of a interstate compact from about one hundred years ago, so states could voluntarily promised each other not offer subsidies and essentially get out of this whole prisoner's dilemma and sorted game. That we found ourselves up. The sounds like if if private companies did this would be called collusion and antitrust laws would apply. Yes. And no. So it's really just more like trees because it's that's what it's modeled on its modeled on interstates treaties are inter colony treaties that existed even before the US was its own nation. I guess there's a way that you could say it's kind of like collusion. It's collusion in the same way that a treaty between sovereign nations. It it's legal is the point. Exactly. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. All right. One eight six.
"george mason" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"Professor from George Mason University is real estate, but. We've also got the North Korea coming up and who better to talk to about that. Then Gordon Chang who is joining us on the phone right now. And Gordon, so we had the announcement at the state of the union about the end of this month a couple of weeks away president's going to meet with Kim Jong UN. So you're what what was your reaction? Well, that was expected that the president would announce dates to me Kim Jong on. But I don't really want to see this occur at this time. Because since the first summit which was June of last year, there's been almost no progress. The North Koreans have been stalling they've been upgrading their missile and Newt facilities have been ramping up production of fissile material uranium and plutonium. And so essentially at this point this is not working in our favor. I don't see why we would want to meet with Kim. Again. I'm what I think we should be doing is increasing the sanctions, President Trump through the middle of may had a maximum pressure campaign, and he was very successful in cutting off the money to Kim Jong UN, which is the reason why Kim wanted to come to terms with the United States. But since that time president our president has reduced the pressure has allowed Oakland sanctions violations by Chinese by the Russians by the South Koreans and the North Koreans. And so Kim Jong UN is getting enough money. We need to put. Stop to that. Well, you know, what the argument is. And I'm sure when you said this to others. But Gordon, well, he hasn't been throwing rockets over the sea of Japan. And so I mean, it's a lot better. Because I said something the other day about the fact he he snookered or his father snookered Clinton Bush forty three Obama is is Trump being snookered again and the reaction has been, but he stopped shooting missiles off, and we're talking and that's better than what we had before. What do you say to that? Well, but what we had before was President Trump was making no concessions in the North Koreans were making all the concessions now. It's reversed we're making all the concessions Kim is making none just because he's not launching missiles or detonating nukes doesn't mean he is making substantial progress they needed a time to halt, basically, the testing in order to evaluate the telemetry and all the material that they have gathered. From those tests. So this is not necessarily a time. When the North Koreans are are not making progress that they need to know in order to complete in order to demonstrate to the world. They do need to put a thermal nuclear device on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile and detonated in the atmosphere. Every country that has an arsenal has done that on the North Koreans so far have not. But the point is that that is actually pretty much in their capability anyway. So we should assume that they've got the ability to do that. And really essentially we have had North Korea at this point really getting a progress, and we're getting further and further away from disarmament reminds me of, you know, telling their child discipline, you go to your room and the child is secretly going. Great from what I go to my room, be left alone. It sounds like that's what this is a perfect times. What you're saying? For Kim to go great. We'll take a pause here. Because our scientists need to figure this whole thing out. So. Sure. The the news recently was that we've discovered multiple new locations where they're doing some sort of activity that we don't like what's that? All. What does all about is what we just been talking about? That is the North Koreans making progress. They have been upgrading the facilities specifically upgrading the facilities where they make missiles they've been actually working on new launch sites. Like young John Dong. They have been rehabilitating their aging nuclear complex at John been as I mentioned, they continue to produce fissile material. And there's one other thing that people don't talk about Tom. Yes. The North Koreans have been stalling and they've been using that time to increase their capabilities. But they've also been given time to moon Jae in the president of South Korea more time to subvert South Korean democracy and try to affect a union between North Korea and South Korea. So this works in Kim's favor in two critical ways. What are the people of South Korea? How are they reacting to all of this? Because we did you're the expert, but it seemed to me from afar that previous presidents of South Korea have been good friends with the United States. And this guy is is friends, but that he was a dramatic political shift to as we perceive things to the left and the are the people still supporting him. Half the people of South Korea support him and half. Don't. And that's always been the case. Tom going back decades where South Korean society is very stratified. It is very divided with. There are many people in South Korea who don't like what moon Jae in stealing. If you look at South Korean society, as I mentioned, I it's pretty much divided down the middle. But it's also divided by ages, which is what I meant by stratified. So you have older south Kranz who remember the Korean war during much in favor of the United States? You people have balloons generation who are in their sixties the generation that pushed South Korea, democracy, they wrongly view the United States is an enemy of democratization. They are very anti-american and many of them are pro North Korea. And then you have younger South Koreans who once were anti-american. But now are very much of a point where they understand the need for US troops. Also, younger South Koreans are not Korean. Nationalist, like moon Jae-in who believes one Korea unified north and south younger, South Koreans are South Korean national scoop believes that their country is not Korea, but as South Korea, and so therefore they're not totally on board with what moon is doing even though the concept of reconciliation with Tim's on on is popular nonetheless. They don't think that this is necessarily a great idea for South Korea. The only thing I can relate this to is when the Berlin Wall fell and east and west Germany came together, and the older people was he might ever happy to see the relatives or cousins, whatever it might be put Germany back together again. But there was a lot of people who were very upset because you had this very poor economy of eastern Germany had to be somehow injected into very strong economy of western Germany and a drug down. They thought it would drag down the western economy is that similar in in Korea. There is a very importantly between the unification of Germany and plans to unify Korea. And that is in the hundred ninety s come South Koreans who once were very much in favor of unification said, whoa. This is costing the west German so much. So that they said, yes, we like the general idea of unification, but not now not for decades not. They could see the cost on their economy their jobs, and they're I mean look at South Korea versus North Korea. Oh my God. Yes. It's much more dramatic than what east and west Germany was separated Zemes anyway. And also the thing is that west Germany was much bigger in relation to east Germany than South Korea is in relation to North Korea in some respects, so the burden on South Koreans would be heavier than the burden was on less Germans. And so therefore the push for unification really was pushed back way into or pushed further into the future. So you have a lot of South Koreans right now who don't see the need for immediate unification moon. Jae-in wants it every leader of the Korea since the division of the country in nineteen forty five both north and south have favored unification, but moon Jae in is the first Korean leader north or south to favorite on the terms of the other side. And so we could very much lose south Korea South Korea, which is now three society could become part of North Korea. In other words. All the Democratic People's Republic a career North Korea could be the government of the entire peninsula. That is not. That just seems so impossible because how do you take freedom away from somebody? I get the people of North Korea going yuppie Yippee. Let's go we're going to have freedom for the first time. I'm all for it. But the people of South Korea. I can't imagine they're going to sit around and accept the something like that. No, certainly there could be cooler temps. They'll be mass rallies in the streets. What we're seeing right now every weekend are what are called the slack rallies. All the people who are very much against merge again last three or four days ago. We saw two statements from a group of retired generals to not only the armed forces of of South Korea. But also to the South Korean people. So there is increasing division on this moon Jae in is becoming increasingly unpopular, and he's becoming unpopular for a number of reasons, including the fact that he's mismanaging the economy. No, well is that him or that just part of the the global slowdown? He just caught up. They're caught up a little bit in global slowdown. But most of it is moon Jae, in's socialist like policy's very interventionist in the economy, not doing the economy any favors, and so it's mostly mode much more. So than global slowdown. When up for reelection. Here the five year term, which started may two thousand seventeen. So it's twenty twenty to the way things are going, Tom. I'm not sure that South Korea will remain a viable society by that. What are they gonna do? They have if a very western to they they must have some way of removing some some, you know, impeachment type style of getting rid of him having to election or do something. Yes, there is an impeachment mechanism and matter of fact, his predecessor puck on. Hey, a conservative was impeached. Calm and she was convicted. And that's why there was election before the end of her. And so that can happen and people are talking about impeaching loan. It's not that he's committed impeachable offenses because although it does smell like treason. I don't think it's something that he can prove it's just that he believes in a unified Korea. He is willing to help the North Korean subvert the south. He's allowing pro North Korea suggs to run free in South Korean society. These are are dangerous things. I don't know if they are technically impeachable. You gotta remember his predecessor was impeached, essentially for non impeachable offenses puck on hey was unpopular. She sitting here, but nonetheless, that's not impeachable. But nonetheless, she's no longer president of South Korea. We're talking to Gordon Chang. He is columnist blogger television pundit, author lawyer, we'll continue this this conversation that expert on all things Korea. So we'll take a short break. And be right back. Eight five five two nine five sixty six hundred zero number don't go away. We will.
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"What I bring to this is passion. I bring some financial resources. I'm hoping other people will join me in that and trying to raise money to spread this idea. Make this idea go viral and tell the story more. So I bring some financial I bring I think I bring credibility when it comes to what I think on the economic side. But trust me there are people who are better economists than me more trained, economists me and who've studied immigration policy for a long time. I'd like to say that. I don't know what percentage, but it was start with a nine thirty something percent of economists. That would hear this would agree that this would be hugely beneficial to our country one phrase, professor at George Mason, Bryan Caplan, who says that immigration reform isn't trickled down economics. Niagara Falls economics. All picky Yoon debates, we have about little differences in tax laws, etc. They pale in comparison to getting immigration policy. Right. They're small this is Vic. All right, Steve, let's turn to some closing questions. What's your favorite hobby or activity outside of work and family? And in your case, we'll say influence. Anybody that knows me for the last few years would know that I have a complete addiction to the game of pickle ball for those who don't know pickle ball is. It's a it's the the, quote unquote is what the phrase every pickle ball player says, it's the fastest growing sport. In the world are fastest growing sport in America. But three million players now growing it by twenty five percent a year, which means a doubles every three years it is for lack of a better description the child of tennis ping pong badminton. Or I something described as miniature tennis. It's amazingly fun to play. It's hand eye coordination. It's thinking it's logic is almost like chess. You have to think about where to hit the ball, and you work with a partner. It's usually teams versus to. I told you I was on antibiotics charity board. I got Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi to do a charity event playing pickle ball last year at my house in Austin, raise some money. Now, you're seeing a lot of former tennis players come into the sport the sports getting bigger starting to be a little bit more money in terms of tournament winnings. We've seen several people start pickle ball theme. Bars kind of the top Gulf of pickle ball. I'm completely addicted as another thing that this immigration Palestinian is kind of ruins my pickle ball game is suffering because by spending a lot of time doing beatings for this. I don't get the chance to play as much as I'd like. What's your biggest pet peeve? It's interesting. My biggest pet peeve is how we debate in think about things in America. Specifically, I think ideas are debated based on who has the idea who proposed it again, I'm channeling any Dookie again. I feel like I'm the biggest family any Duke fan club. I've met anyone time. She bided. Remember me, I met her at a charity poker? Bene- fan of hers forever. I used to play poker reasonably seriously myself. So I read her book after listening to your podcast, and you got me to be the book, and I've probably given it to one hundred people since then, but she talks about how anti intellectual that is and how a clear thinker separates and idea from whoever proposed in just the opposite of our political culture right now. And I think that's a loss that doesn't allow for as clear thinking how about on the investment side, which our biggest investment pep eve when somebody intelligence says that financial markets are efficient in anybody who tries to tell you that is impossible. It's both true. And not true for most people of great advice. His by index funds, but doesn't believe in Warren Buffett kinda beats up hedge funds. But when he beats up on hedge funds. He does it in ways that are both true and not true. And I think he knows that and that kind of. It's a pet peeve. What reading do you almost? Never miss a read a blog called marginal revolution every day. There's actually covert by Tyler Cowen, Alex Tabora at George Mason. I think Tyler Cowen is the most influential living economist, I think he's maybe the most important public intellectual in America today..
"george mason" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Two hundred and ten and fourteen laying a reasonable number here giving the jayhawks? All right, northeastern, this'll be one in the colonial against undefeated Hofstra. I made it a pick em. They have northeastern one and a half point Mahala. It's got a heck of a team. But if they're gonna lose a game in conference, this would be. Yeah. I agree. Two best teams in the colonial. I made it pick a tough fade Hofstra. I think they've won sixteen games in a row. Yeah. It's always tough to go against the team. Like that DC you I made them three and a half against George Mason. George Mason's wants seven hundred. Or last eight five and two VCU's favorite seven and a half. I think that's too many. I think Mason's. Good enough to beat them straight up. I'm gonna agree with k- t- that one I'm going to circle and look dive into that one a little bit more. USC at Washington state. I made it nine and a half at six after wash. I had UCLA the other night, and they were down ten early to do and end up eating by twenty. Let me see. Cruising through some of these games here. Tennessee. Okay. Number one team in the country. I made it fourteen and a half. There are eleven and a half in college station against a M A and hangs around for about twenty five minutes, and then get blown out. They just don't have much scoring an offer. They did get a big win though last week and against Kansas state now SEC big twelve challenge. That was an impressive home performance. Tough. If I'm gonna play it. I'm gonna take tax saying first half first half. Okay. So you probably Tennessee's minus eleven you. Probably plus seven six seven six that sounds about right. All right. We're going to try and eventual loss the loss to middle. Tennessee State one of the cellar dwellers again now that programs fallen on hard times since Kermit Davis left for Oxford and ole miss, but I see you a B avenging the six point loss and blowing out middle Tennessee by double digits and other land eleven and a half. So you get a win by twelve or more. Yeah. I made the line thirteen so definitely non UAB for me. I know Gonzaga throttled BYU last night. They throttle. Everyone should have Olin quarterback and Pinero's pretty good. I'm.