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Fresh "George Washington" from Eric Metaxas
"Elementary school Children. They're back in New York City classrooms today for the first time in person learning on Thursday, middle and high school students will return for in person instruction. The school start dates were pushed back following teacher shortages and Corona virus related safety concerns. A number of students going all remote is now at 48% much higher than the roughly 30% that chose that route. A month and a half ago in sports. The Yankees take Game one of their wild card. Siri's against Cleveland by the score 12 to 3. Time to check the traffic on the George Washington Bridge. The inbound lower deck has a left lane closure until 5 a.m. under the apartments, no delight for the Holland or Lincoln Tunnels to Jersey that overturned truck and a fuel spill in Oakland to 87 south before, except 58. Route one in New Brunswick, with a crash on the right and center lanes South Bend at college Farm Road. Also on Long Island, the ally E closed with an accident went spandex and 43 to 41. The Bronx of her parkway. A crash on the left and center Lanes North band that gun Hill Road, you know, help out to go, whether tonight periods of rain may be a thunderstorm low of 70 and then for tomorrow reign ends in the morning remaining. Mostly cloudy. High 70 to 75 degrees. I'm.
"george washington" Discussed on Blind History
"And stop of government. Yeah, and he was supposedly a federalist. So he believed that power should be distributed and that local authorities should decide their future and then from there the state and then if necessary the federal government butt off, you know, a lot of government these days. We look to the president to make the decision most days. The president was like your last resort you'd go to your local authorities first and they'd have the power and it was very rare that the president would be anything actually most of the time he was just hoping to get back Mount Vernon but political parties weren't yet necessarily established and he warned this this is a very interesting quote which I think will make a lot of people think about divorce current party political atmosphere in both the United States and in so many countries around the world. This is where Washington warned. He said however political parties May now and then answer Pub Bueller ends, they are likely in the course of time and things to become potent engines by which cunning ambitious and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to use it for themselves. The reins of government destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust Dominion sure. So, I mean, it's just I mean spot on that is what political parties have become. So he was prescient in that respect. He was the one that actually lost the ball for that Fourth of July to be a national holiday. Yep amongst other things and then his final speech every month free. It's grayed out in Congress. Wow, The Americans really do look up to him for obvious reasons. Yeah here a couple of things. You might not know there was a whiskey Distillery at Mount Vernon, which was the largest whiskey distillery in America at the time when he died and he died in 1799 and he went walking on December 12th. It was obviously in the northern hemisphere the middle of winter wage. Was very cold. He fell ill with a cough and he actually requested that the doctor bleed him four times, which is a common sort of treatment in those days. Although it was a stupid treatment. It probably helped hasten his den. Anyway, he he died from essentially a threat infection a sore throat. They didn't have antibiotics. So there was nothing to do for it off of 67. Actually nowadays is very young. It's not that old and it's last words were his well really know at least at least he went with dignity and nobility. But if you look now at the United States, I mean there's a state named after him is a city named after him. He's on their used audible. That's right. The the $1 bill. I mean these cities this parks and and so much more and now the name synonymous with America is an interesting link to the Washington origins in England from the Spencer estate where Princess Diana eventually was from birth. Vince's have Washington's buried in their in their ground. So that was prior to them coming across all they went to America. They lived in that part of loving that's incredible. You know, it's interesting to note that George Washington while being the first president was not necessarily the best president, but he said a number of standards in place, which I think made it very difficult for other people to live up them President's Day is affecting a celebration of not all the presidents but of Washington and Lincoln the two greatest ones and he's of course immortalized on Mount Rushmore as well. As one of the four phases of the full great Presidents Day off. I think it's he was the father of the nation. That's that's where it all started and I think you know, they they did well by having him. I think there can be thankful videos of start. I mean it was prudent wage fair and he had Integrity he favored neutrality on Foreign Affairs minimum is not necessarily a bad thing. You are thinking that it didn't go far wrong. Just a bad smile. Yo. George Washington first president of the United States.
Fresh "George Washington" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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"george washington" Discussed on Blind History
"Washington August 24th 1814 the British have Set Fire to the White House Dolley Madison first lady and wife of James Madison carries into the enormous East room. She has a singular goal to rescue the Magnificent Gilbert Stuart portrait of America's first President George Washington, they hack the canvas out of an enormous gilded frame roll it up and flee. She gave strict instructions that have captured the portrait was to be destroyed George Washington even in death, even in a painting was too valuable to the Young Nation to fall into enemy hands off. Line History season 4 episode 2 we're talking George Washington George Washington, of course, well known to everybody's being the first president of the United States of America. He was one of the founding father of the United States of America and all around seemingly. One of those guys who history accounts is a pretty good dude. He doesn't seem to have too many rough edges but no. We will discover some of those through the cult episode. Here's a live from 1732 until 1799 head of the Continental Army the chairperson of the convention for the Constitution first president and husband of Martha. Those are pretty much the important Vital Statistics. My co-host on the show as always Anthony Mirra history nerd just like me. So what do you think of George Washington? I think is solid. Yeah. I think that's the way to describe him, but boring. Yeah. I think he's just yeah solid arguments and I'm definitely not arguing I think at a deficit dog Humor. Well, I mean there's a good reason that you don't see portraits of him smiling, right? You know, what I heard was he had wooden teeth. They've actually have a choice of his teeth in the Mount Vernon Museum and they are either made they haven't done tests, but they automate of elephant or hippopotamus Ivory. Okay, that's not good. But what happened was that they weren't wouldn't for sure but they've obviously stained with a brown yarn and people used to think that they wouldn't it must have been a horrible sight. But then in those days nobody had good teeth. I was just thinking because he was trying to marry his love of laugh and and she turned him down to us and ended up marrying Martha. So Martha was like the second best. She was the third third best choice. She had to put up with his teeth and loved it. It was great. Yes. So let's just look at this guy's history. A lot of people want to know whether or not he was actually born to a wealthy family. And I know you've discovered quite a bit about the mom and dad. And the brother cuz they were six brothers. I think all together and then there's a daughter of a brother and something sinister. They're yes. That's right. First of all, the family came from England and it only be in by the time he was born and eighty years had been in the new country and and they settled in Virginia. It was a British colony home and instead owned a number of plantations. So they were wealthy they were part of the wealthy side, but his dad died when he was eleven say took over and helping with the form but there was a gentleman by the name of Lord Fairfax who was very well established and massively wealthy. I mean ten times as wealthy as the Washington's and he took him under his wing and that's where he got his surviving skills from and that's where he also became the Survivor for the county of Fairfax and actually at the opportunity at a very young age Sixteen song. Intonating to make money and buy more land that's amazing. I mean working at Seventeen, you know, we think that these days it's cruel to make someone work when they're at University age. But there he was already surveying. He's also very good at math and math making apparently correct and I don't you see any ways formal education, but they said the wealthy at the time often had tutors that used to come but you could see you couldn't read and write properly at the time that he later on. We'll discuss it when you went to war in the French Indian War. So there were some gaps in his education. So when it came to who would inherit Mount Vernon after his father died, he really puzzled off bits of land to each of the sons, but eventually George got everything correct Lawrence was his mentor and he was very close to Lawrence was his half-brother. So in other words from his dad's first marriage and they spent a lot of time together Lawrence was substantially older than him and the only time he ever left America, it wasn't called the United States by then but dead. Was to go Barbados and the reason why they went to Barbados is that Lawrence was suffering heavily from TV or tuberculosis and he was trying to get that different are to help him. So what George went with him off and he picked up small box in in in Barbados, and that's why his face at Scott so badly for the rest of your life, but two years later his half brother died and he left his estate to his is water and if his daughter passed away before George, then George would get that estate and she died literally 2 years later. So maybe it wasn't long as they might have been Sinister or something when they come conspiracy theory and it just shows you also that he got the smallpox his brother got the consumption the daughter died. Mysteriously there was so awful disease and humans just didn't last very long. I mean you were lucky to make it to adulthood in the first place, but George would have fallen in love with Mount Vernon and it's not surprising that off. Whole way through his service both as continental army commander and as president. All the actually wanted to do was go back to Mount Vernon. Yeah, he loved that place. It's on the banks of the hospital Back River Potomac River as the Americans call it and it's got this magnificent view. It's still a beautiful Museum and you can go there and and visit it and he's actually buried there a lot of em think he's buried in the capital wasn't aware of that. It's buried in a in a little tomb very humble little tomb in the grounds of Mount Vernon Inn along with Martha next to him and interestingly while we're talking about his family. He never had children character is small as two children. He treated locked his oh, that's right. She was married to previous time. And she had two kids and they raised them as if they were his and he raised the grandchildren as well at Mount Vernon, Georgia really? It's interesting that the first president of the United States has no Offspring alive to the states. She was also wealthy. So there was a you know, there was a lot of money going around between them. And and he did own slaves. This is another controversial point. There were about three hundred slaves when he died that that he obviously left to the family and obviously during his life. He views on slavery changed substantially as everybody's did during that area because it was just a the way people lived at the beginning of of George Washington's life, but he said that serving in the armed he'd met many black volunteers and black soldiers and just because he'd met them and seen their heroism. His views had changed that by the end of his life..
Crack open a cold one: Monday is National Drink Beer Day!
"In case you were curious about beer on this drink Beer day, According to the ancient Code of Hammurabi, it was decreed that bartender's Who watered down beer would be executed. I think it's still that way in Texas. Yeah, on once again. I'm don't know who, Mama Robbie wasn't but anyway, may even actually be a place. Of clouds and near the constellation Akila. Contains enough ethyl alcohol. To supply 300,000 pints of beer every day to every single person on Earth for the next billion years. Well, then why aren't we fly into one of the stars in Akila and put Mars further down the list of Thebes builders of the Great Pyramid of Jesu. Were paid with a daily ration of beer. Cause it was supposed to be a square. George Washington insisted that is Continental Army be permitted. A quart of beer is a part of their daily rations was old Millwall sounds good. In a paper bag. A Buddhist temple in Thailand was built with over one million recycled beer bottles. And while Americans love our brew What country do you think drinks more beer than any country in the world? Australia? Nope, Ireland? Nope. Scotland No. Well, where are your China, of course, and if the United States had a drinking competition For most beer consumed per person. Who would it be? The person know the state of the state. Um, Texas Neck North. Dakota held that explains it. There's not a lot to do there. Ham Shire is second And Montana came in third. Uh, once again, not very, really popular places. Do you have a go to beer cold? Other than that. Not really, really. You know, I kind of go all over the place right now. In the Mexican beers, Charlie. Okay, Well, you can have mine. OK, I'm a Miller high life guy myself. And I don't think I have. Ah, if I man if I'm forced to, which is a lot, Yeah. Probably going to go, Bud Light. Maybe. Margo, You have a go to beer? Yeah, I love craft beer. So I drank. Okay goes about that. You don't talk to my son in law. My daughter Charity Charity likes him too of it. My favorite brewer is Guadalupe Brewer in New Braunfels. Great place. Okay, if you say so.
It's the Little Things
"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost for want of a shoe. The horse was lost for want of a horse. The rider was lost for want of a writer the message was lost for want of the message the battle was lost for want of a battle, the kingdom was lost. Small things can have reverberating effects on history both good and bad. In fourteen fifty three, the great walled city of Constantinople fell it had withstood sieges for eleven hundred years. It had held off fire from the then state of the art cannons for weeks. The Byzantine said even Ford soldiers trying to tunnel under the wall autumn Turks were finally able to overrun the great city because someone left the door open. One of the many gates in the fourteen miles of wall had been left open during the night and the Ottomans flooded in. Killing Constantine the eleventh in the battle and bringing an end to the eastern Roman Empire. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. It was a freezing Christmas night in Trenton. New Jersey during the revolutionary war. The English Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall. Commander. Of a mercenary infantry regiment of fourteen hundred has seen soldiers from Germany sat down to a good supper and an evening of entertainment. He and his men were celebrating their recent victories over George Washington's volunteer army, and of course, the Christmas holiday. Safe from the bitter cold and the pelting sleet inside a wealthy merchants home that they had commandeered. They relaxed safe in the assumption that no one in their right mind would possibly try to cross the Delaware River at night in a blinding winter storm. Someone challenged role to a game of chess, and before long he was deep in tactics and strategy. There was a knock at the door. And exhausted young. Messenger boy came in bearing a note from loyalist farmer. It's important to remember that about a third of colonists still consider themselves to be British and didn't want the revolution. Raw paid the boy little notice took the note and put it in his coat pocket without opening it. That pocketed piece of paper would cost him and the war effort nearly. Two hours earlier and ten miles away. Washington's men had begun being ferried across the icy Delaware. River. It took over ten hours to get all twenty four hundred men over to the New Jersey side. The conditions were so adverse five men froze to death. Then began the arduous march to Trenton in the dark. The plan had been to attack the town from all sides before dawn, but the troops didn't arrive until eight am. During the attack which lasted only an hour forty of the German. Henson's were killed and the remaining thousand surrendered. Colonel was mortally wounded. When his body was found the unopened note warning of Washington's crossing was still in his pocket. If role had read it, he would surely have had his gross of professional soldiers prepared. He allowed his pride and the weather to lull him into thinking his enemy was not a threat. Had he won the battle he may well have killed George Washington James Madison James Monroe John Marshall Aaron Burr and Andrew. Hamilton The. Second, most common premise in alternate history circles behind what if Germany won World War Two is what if the south one the American civil war? Two pieces of paper dropped in a farmer's field almost brought that about. Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Whose statue in the middle of my hometown of Richmond, Virginia has recently been given the historical context. It's so sorely needed. In the form of tons of. Graffiti. Issued Special Order one ninety one during the Maryland campaign before the Battle of Antietam. In the order lead divided his army, delineating the routes and roads to be taken and the timing for the units to reconvene. Adjutant Robert H Chilton penned copies of the letter endorsed them in Lee's name. Staff. Officers distributed the copies to various confederate generals. General Thomas Stonewall Jackson in turn copied the document for one of his subordinates, major general, D H Hill who was to exercise independent command as the rearguard. A Union soldier Corporal Barton W Mitchell of the twenty seven. Th Indiana volunteers found two pieces of paper bundled with three cigars as he marched across a farm in Maryland an area recently vacated by Hill and his men after they had camped there. The order provided the Union army with valuable information, concerning the army of Northern Virginia's movements and campaign plans. Upon receiving lease lost order. Major General George McClellan leading the Union army of the Potomac proclaimed. Here is a piece of paper with which if I cannot whip Bob Ely, I will be willing to go home. He immediately moved his army in hopes of foiling lease battle plans. When Lee heard a copy of special order one, ninety, one was missing he. He knew his scattered army was vulnerable and rushed to reunite his units Antietam Creek near Sharp's Berg. Lee's troops arrived tired hungry and many were sick. The Battle of Antietam, would go down as the bloodiest battle of the American civil war with casualties recorded as twenty, three, thousand dead wounded, which was usually as good as dead or unaccounted for over the course of the half day battle. That's nearly two thousand soldiers in our one every two seconds. When night fell both sides ceased fire together, their dead and wounded. The next day Lee began the painstaking job of moving his ravage troops back Virginia. Here, some scholars argue another solitary decision had far reaching consequences. Despite having the advantage. McClellan. Allowed Lee to retreat without resistance. From his point of view, he'd accomplished his mission by forcing Lee's troops from Maryland and preventing confederate win on union soil. President, Lincoln however thought McClellan missed a great opportunity to potentially end the war three years earlier than it ultimately would.
Fauci disagrees with Trump on coronavirus
"The United States has not rounded the corner that is from Dr Anthony Fauci. The Nation's top infectious disease expert delivering a blunt specifically worded rebuttal to the president to, of course, Said said the other day that the US is rounding the corner on the pandemic. I'm sorry but I have to disagree with that because if you look at the thing that you just mentioned the Statistics Andrea. The. Disturbing. Disturbing. The US Steph told you shy of two hundred, thousand number of new cases hovering around forty, thousand, a day and an influential model. At the White House sites all the time predicts the death toll will more than double by the end of the year. Four hundred thousand people dead by the end of December, and yet trump's behavior continues to scorn mask-wearing or social distancing his rally yesterday you see it three thousand supporters more than that. Actually packing an airport hangar in Michigan without masks without social distancing. And and you might say why why are they doing that? It is clear. They are following the leader the person that they are there to support. They are following the president just listen to them and then listen to the president. Care for it. It's that simple. I don't see it for myself. I am young and likable are year are not young. People are very strong. It gets this horrible disease. Temperature taken already, and I'm not saying not necessarily here. Everybody's been tested and I've been tested a hard time understanding people when they. So that's why I don't wear. You can hear me right now I can hear you you're going to have to take. You can take it off your your health how many your wet Well if you don't take it off your very muffled. Those trump supporters Jim Acosta speaking to them getting those very powerful Soundbites Jeremy Diamond is out front and Jeremy You know very strong words from Dr Voucher tonight specifically using the words rounding the corner. No, we're not right. Exact words the president used to rebut his claim. Yeah, no questionnaire in Doctor FAUCI typically tries to avoid directly contradicting the president's or directly confronting and putting himself in opposition to the president, and it tends to happen quite a bit simply by the fact that the president often downplayed the threat of this virus in Dr, Fauci is stating the facts, but it is notable to see dumpster here directly contradicting the president saying, I have to disagree with him on that and he does because ultimately Dr Foudy does rely on. The facts you relies on the science and the facts and the science show that the president by any metric you consider is wrong when he says that the United States is rounding the corner on this and of course, we started this week Erin with the revelation that the president had intentionally misled the American public about the deadliness of virus. He said that he likes to downplay it, and what's remarkable is that we are finishing this week with the president continuing to do. Exactly that because the president is saying that we around the corner, he is saying that the numbers of corona virus cases are plummeting. When in fact we know that we are at a plateau of nearly forty thousand cases nearly a thousand deaths per day and Dr found she is warning about a potentially difficult fall and winter, and of course, it's also remarkable when you see this rally that the president is holding three thousand more than three thousand people huddled together very few. Of them wearing masks and obviously it's coming from the fact that the president in his rhetoric has really downplayed those things. Yes he has acknowledged in in recent weeks. That mask wearing is important. He is called a patriotic, but he is still not modeling that public health behavior, and of course, for months on end, the president downplayed some of those significant public health safety measures and as you just showed in that video, the president's words. So often being mimicked by his own supporters. Jeremy Thank you very much earlier. We spoke to David Plyler these local Republican official in North Carolina and he spoke out this week urging president trump to wear a mask during his rally in that state the state by the way I wanna make it clear has a mask mandate. So we asked him why why does he feel the president should wear a mask and here's what he said. The president is a citizen of the United, States Nettie wants North Carolina. is asked to voluntarily do that not is a matter of health alone. But in the leaders situation, it allows the leader to be seen by people he or she represents and they generally hopefully would follow suit as an elected official. I've been asked to look out for the safety and health of our community, and that's exactly what I was doing. So. Yeah. Know that's just the reality right? That's how it should be but this has become political and plyler happens to be Republican. So he got some feedback on his comment about the president. Here's what he told us about. Well I got backlash from everybody they didn't call it say I'm a Republican or Democrat. I hadn't felt on for south. Carolina. Who taught me a cuss words? A sailor has never heard before. We also ask piler why he felt the need to speak out right? Why? Why did he do it? He could have just been quiet and just rolled his eyes and been angry about it but he didn't he spoke out and he said that mash to be worn, the president should wear one. Why do you do that? It's something we have to do. No chores. And this is not the first time that plague of this time has hit this country nor will it be the last I'm sorry to say in we've had plagued across the United States. We've had things in Europe. We've had him an England China just goes around the world I just hope we can get out of this. So. reasonable. So calm collected. I want to go now to Dr Jonathan Reiner Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at George Washington University Hospital who else would advise the white? House. Medical team under President George. W.. Bush. So you heard Dave plyler right I mean it just just just so reasonable. So clear. And and he wants the president's followers to to wear masks wants the president to wear masks you heard them. They they they scorn it. They disdain it. It comes from the top. Do you think it's possible to pandemic would be a lot less worse if the president had from day one said where mask. I think if the president had said from day one everyone is wearing a mask. We'd have got forty five thousand deaths in this country and I say that because that's extrapolating German experience they've had a middle of the road haven't been the best. They haven't been the worst they been okay in their pandemic response. And they've had about ten thousand deaths. We have four times the population of Germany. We'd have about forty, five, thousand deaths in this country. So about one hundred, fifty, thousand people would be alive if you WANNA think about why we still have forty thousand cases day and a thousand deaths today in this country is because. We're still talking about masks. It's so basic. It just seems so nefarious now that we've heard the president. Really articulately express how dangerous this virus was on February seven. He knew the route he knew he knew how lethal the virus was. He knew that this was ACM dramatic people. He understood yet he decided not to protect the people. It was a conscious decision not to protect the people even now even today. Do you think his supporters would go and be unmasked. If they knew what he knew you think Herman Cain would have gone to Tulsa. Sit there shoulder shoulder without a mask knowing what the president knew. So so you know you Dr. Fouled. She the president said that we were rounding the corner the latest in his many salvoes sang right it's going away. But that's what you just said. Doctor felt she came out today and we're not rounding the corner, right? I mean he didn't. He didn't talk around it or generally obliquely rebutted he rebutted it using word for word because he felt it was important and then he went on to say this. When you're in the middle of a pin damage and you're trying hard to address all the appropriate issues, it is truly a waste of time. The bunk nonsense but unfortunately, we had to do that. Frustration is coming through in a way I haven't seen it before. I admire the man. So much I'm he is a brilliant scientist who's devoted his life to protecting America from all kinds of horrible pathogens. And he still added and he he he he does not get discouraged. Look. It is a waste of time for him to have to deal with some this nonsense, but it's necessary. He has to debunk we rely on him. If only the the White House brought him out to these press events and had an let the press on Moss as can questions wouldn't that be refreshing? I'm grateful for him everyday
There Is Some Terrifying Flooding in Washington, DC Area Right Now
"Flooding flooding unfolding unfolding across across parts parts of of the the Metro Metro area, area, Metro Prince George's County, Inter Montgomery County, the eastern side of the District of Columbia, Northwest Washington as well and parts of Arlington and that's where we will begin. George Washington Memorial Parkway is flooded and we understand impassable between four mile run in the south entrance to Ronald Reagan National Airport. That's a limited access by way, which means you're going to have trouble turning around. I think there's a wall on the median strip there, which means once you go north or south toward that area of high water, you might be stuck trapped between that rising water and the drivers behind you, And that's one of the many dangerous on a day like today, it's not as simple as just turning around. In some cases once you commit, sometimes you are stuck. You're put in a very dangerous situation. 3 95 South bound flooding before Glebe Road at most, only a single file. Getting by 1 10 under Memorial Avenue Impassable, Color says You can't get by north and South bound. This is also tangling Traffic on Washington Boulevard near Memorial Bridge, Rock Creek Parkway, Deepwater reported near the Kennedy Center portions of Beach Drive. In northwestern Washington and near Montgomery County near the Montgomery County line were flooded. There's at least one water rescue in progress right now, and there were a couple earlier last hour. DC 2 95 to 95 areas of very deep water single file Getting passed them along the Anacostia River. It will take time. Northeast Washington There is significant street flooding, even on major avenues like New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue. Some of the side streets with poor drainage, especially lower lying there going to be impassable. And so all the more reason If you haven't left your garage or your office place in the parking lot where you are on higher ground. You definitely absolutely do not want to commit to driving until That flash flood warning expires or is cancelled. Also in Virginia, Virginia, south south bound bound on on
Dr. Leana Wen responds to Trump intentionally downplaying COVID-19
"Are now joined by Dr Lino, when Former Health Commissioner Baltimore and. Professor of Public Health at George Washington University Dr Wen welcome back to skulduggery. Happy. To join you always. So as a public health professional. What is your reaction to hearing the president saying he did not want to level with the American people about the severity of the corona virus because he didn't want to create panic. While I. The first thing that I thought about was my patients I think about now my patients who? Lost their lives I think about the patients I treated who survived but are living with long-term effects of covid nineteen will now have to be on dialysis who now president heart failure who have had strokes a nail cannot move a part of their body or cannot speak as a result. I think about all those individuals lost their loved ones. I also think about the physicians and nurses respiratory therapists and EMT's gotten infected because they didn't have enough people. In what it would have meant if they knew, and as they will know about how this all did not have to happen, and so it's just incredibly distressing and devastating to learn about all of this because frankly when you look at. What's been hampering our response the entire time it's the mixed messaging and part of. The commentary around us was well, maybe the mixed messaging is due to lack of knowledge or maybe it's due to incompetence. But as it turns out if this is deliberate and if it's there is a deliberate if there has been a deliberate effort to mislead the American people and the cost is people's lives. What does that really mean in just wanted to to respond to? Two. mikes question about specifically this issue of panic that president trump at the White House of what we didn't want to cause panic. We didn't want to have some kind of fear as as the as the response from the American people will actually the best. To fear is the truth. The best thing in the most important thing that the American people in any people want to known in time of crisis is the truth what is actually happening what do we know? What do we not know? What are we going to do to find this out? What are the actions of the federal government is going to be taking? What are things that each individual person can be doing right now and it is beyond shameful and so devastating that week, this could have been done but it was not yeah. I mean, you know these are this is what you do on a daily basis as a as a physician and a public health professional. It seems to me that if you tell people the truth if you tell them how to mitigate. You give them agency that is exactly how you calm people down. But I guess the bottom line question is, is there any doubt in your mind at all that by withholding information and not leveling with the American people that what? President trump did. Cost, significant numbers of American lives. Well, we have the research to illustrate this. We have modeling studies done here in the US that showed that if we acted even a week sooner, and this is back, we're talking about these at home orders and margin acted a week sooner we could have saved thirty, six, thousand lives. We have our own counterfactual in the form of other countries that took prompt that had a national response that had a coordinated messaging to the public, and we saw for example, the case of South Korean that had their first diagnosis of Cova nineteen. A first goes case of nineteen. The same day that we did that they have infections, deaths that are many many. Fold, less than ours. They have jets ranging in the hundreds versus we have them in the hundreds of thousands. We also know that at that time exactly as you said that we could have given the American people agency I mean I think about there's so many allergies to this right you could imagine if there were a hurricane or tornado that's coming. What you want to do is to tell people there is time there is time for us to take action this you can protect yourself and your family imagine if you find out that the government knew about this impending weather catastrophe didn't tell people visiting they didn't want to cause panic, but actually people died as a result of that. would be the outrage or imagine I always think in terms of clinical analogies. Imagine if a physician didn't want to cause a patient panic and fear but then withheld in important diagnosis bump that patience and by the time the patient found out it was too late and that she was going to die versus if they found out a few months sooner, their lives could have been saved I mean. Imagine that. That's the equivalent of what's happening here a doctor when I imagine you had a chance to listen to the tape conversation between Bob. Woodward and president trump what was going through your mind when you listen to that what part of that conversation shocked you the most. I think was shocked me the most was that president trump had a good understanding of the risks and dangers of virus from as early as February seventh. That he had a conversation with President Xi. Of China which is already another kind of bizarre moment because it seems like it was you know there's been a lot of blaming of China but seems like the Chinese president. Action alerted president trump to potential dangers but president trump was. Can't what these dangers are and was able to articulate how that this was something that's more dangerous of the flu that could affect young people to that it was airborne and therefore is extremely contagious that back in end of January, he was warned by his own team that this could be a once in a generation type of dangerous virus at a he understood it comprises it and could articulate back in. So I, think back to. all these press conferences that president trump has had since then where he deliberately it seems now downplayed the severity of the virus and that. Contrast is so jarring when I think about what could have been done in the meantime. That February seventh phone call with Woodward really leaped out me. Now, I do have to say that I do think it would have been really difficult to persuade the American public in February when the numbers were so low to take the kind of socially distance restrictions and lockdowns and all the other requirements that would have been necessarily would it would have been difficult to get the. American, public on board win. So few cases had been reported in the United States, but that said when you look at that February, seven phone call where trump is telling Woodward. This is more deadly than even your strenuous flew. This is deadly stuff which is precisely the opposite of what he was saying to the public five times more. He said five times more deadly didn't he? But I mean that and on that same day he's tweeting. To the world, I'm the you know the the corona virus would disappear. You know when the weather starts to warm and on March seventh saying no, I'm not concerned at all. It's not. It's that dichotomy of saying privately to Woodward. He thinks it's private because it's for a book that isn't GonNa come out for a while you know, hey, this is really deadly stuff while telling the public don't worry it's all going to go away. That's right now, I'll give you that same analogy for a weather atrophy. Imagine if the president or governor or some other leader knew about this impending catastrophe and is saying this acknowledging this in some private setting but not letting people know whose lives would be directly affected and for do something about it I mean this is. This is not a storm that's going to hit us no matter what we're all going to die I mean this is something that we could actually prevent by taking steps I do think that you make a good point about how difficult it would have been to get the American people on board early on when we didn't yet have diagnosed cases and no deaths in the US that's true but. For Two things one is that the federal government could have been taken that time to prepare and arguably had we gotten our testing capacity up the very beginning way now. South Korea and many other countries did. We probably. Have even needed these dramatic shutdowns. The way that we did eventually, we had to have these shells the point that we did because we had so much community spread and not nearly enough testing couldn't rate it in. If we had the testing, maybe we didn't need those shutdowns in the first place but the other thing too is because the president consistently downplayed the severity of the election, the American people were left wondering what do I do now? Who Do I listen to? Is this even so serious, I mean. We are seeing something as basic as masks as you both know it as we talked about being politicized, and so I think that is key to all this ad. We actually still have a chance to turn this around and I. Hope I'm not sure that this will happen but I do hope that the president. Takes this opportunity now and instead of defending his own past actions says it maybe this crazy wild dream that this could occur but I hope you'll say now. Dan. Here's where we are. This is extremely serious whatever happened to the past happened in the past but here's what we can do moving forward and let science and public health finally lead
White professor who said she lied about being Black has resigned from George Washington University
"University just days after she revealed she lied about being black. Last week in an online confession that Jessica Krug wrote that she's actually white and Jewish, And she said that she built her life on a violent anti black lie from the school suspended her. After that confession, and just short time ago, G w tweeted. She has resigned effective immediately. The school says other faculty will take over her classes this semester. As police departments
Historian Jessica Krug Admits to Posing As a Black Woman
"Crew. She's a professor at George Washington University revealed she'd been lying about being black for years. She will no longer be teaching classes this semester a spokesperson for Gw you did not comment further requests not been returned for CNN the message from the Gw, you administration comes just one day after crew is a professor of African and Latin American Studies revealed. She was not a black woman that she had been passing herself off as for years instead she revealed she's white Jewish from Kansas. City and throughout her adult life there she goes Krug had masqueraded as North African African, American, and Caribbean rooted Bronx blackness. was onto her ass years ago Roseanne Barr. She knew Oh. Yeah. That's right. Didn't know. Little yardstick. But how bad is racism in this country where half the people are trying to pass themselves. As. The hated race or not have to build. Those Cases of people trying to become a race that we allegedly hate and that doesn't seem. Not a great strategy. If in fact we are who we say we are well, it was funny because like I said August was the first person to send me this article and I got many after that and he made some joke like Oh must be a friend of Gina's well I said I it's not that big of a community. In Kansas City, I promise you I know someone who knows her psych I text, my best friend, my oldest friend from Kansas City and I said what's the deal that the name sounds familiar? Do We know her? Yes, she went to our synagogue she's so and so's niece She was a few years behind us to sit in front of us at snuggle. while. You Go. It's a small town in Kansas City. Now was she doing this in order to get a break I mean to get on the staff or to be able to teach these subjects credibly other thing too is kind of weird. It's like. I can listen to a guy speak about the civil war who didn't participate in the civil war needed to be reacting I'm old fashioned that way like I just feel like you can talk about Black Studies Chicano Studies. You may speak about that like you speak about any subject yes. Right. We're all you got CAESARIA coming on soon but like some of The best analysis about sports football regular are not from guys who played the game. You know what? I mean the best hitting coach Ted, Williams, the marginal hitting coach. You know what? I mean because it came. So naturally to him, I is the person who's studied it and really understand the science of hitting and that's why booger McFarland doesn't have a job. Exactly. Right I. Think you're right like. Is it the chicken or the egg? I would be shocked I mean, that would be a way bigger story if she felt like soul man like had to become this person to get this job than it would be like this undercover story and it would be totally different. This seems from just just a few paragraphs that this is she wanted to identify an Oh, I, would get a job doing this and she said I'm not a culture vulture I'm a culture leach. This kind of her may call. Yeah. Well. But if you think about it, if we live in a world where we're really getting granular about people's heritage and it turns out that you're kids got a better shot at getting into a better college if they have a little native American blood in them or little Hispanic or little something, it makes sense. A lot of people are going to be checking that box when they're filling stuff out like there's going to be. We are giving people in that. Arena that the college campus if we're saying. We are going to lower the admittance standards. If in fact you have a little this in your heritage. And your heritage or we may be hiring, but we're looking for somebody with this and their background and not that in the background. It stands to reason that a lot of people especially in the murky world of heritage are going to start fudging things right? Why? Why wouldn't you? I mean, what's so different about Laurie Lachlan out mean it's like going. Past. Kid off like half Cherokee Indian or something she probably would have would have done that. So I think we're going to see probably more of this. Well, she's no Elizabeth Warren.
George Washington University Professor in Washington DC Admits She Lied About Being Black
"A professor of black history at George Washington University who admitted in a block post this week that she had been lying about being black. Will not be teaching her classes this semester, school officials said in a letter to the community. They're looking at options for students who were in Jessica Krug classes. That professor was sharply criticized after staying in a block post that she was actually a white Jewish woman.
Jessica Krug will not teach this semester, George Washington University says
"American academic who confessed to lying about being black will not teach classes this semester University has confirmed Jessica Krug and associate professor whose work focuses on Africa and the African diaspora. Admitted in a block post on Thursday that she was in fact, a white Jewish woman from Kansas City. George Washington University added that many students and staff were upset by Miss Creed's disclosure.
Jessica Krug suspended after blog post claimed professor pretended to be Black
"Academic who confessed to lying about being black will not teach classes this semester University has confirmed Jessica Krug, an associate professor whose work focuses on Africa and the African diaspora. Admitted in a block post on Thursday that she was in fact, a white Jewish woman from Kansas City. George Washington University added that many students and staff were upset by Miss Creed's disclosure.
Jessica Krug will not teach this semester, George Washington University says
"To be black for years now. White college professors out for the semester George Washington University, says the professor who lied about her race will not be teaching this fall. Jessica Krug came under fire after revealing on the block that she wasn't black. But in fact white and Jewish, Krug teaches black history at the college and is the author of several books on African American History. University of Shal say they're reviewing the situation and we'll come up with alternatives for students enrolled in her class. Lisa
Professor who pretended to be Black won't teach this fall
"She pretended to be black for years now. White college professors out for the semester George Washington University, says the professor who lied about her race will not be teaching this fall. Jessica Krug came under fire after revealing on the block that she wasn't black. But in fact white and Jewish, Krug teaches black history at the college and is the author of several books on African American History. University officials say they're reviewing the situation and we'll come up with alternatives. For students enrolled in her
Jessica Krug suspended after blog post claimed professor pretended to be Black
"Who is at George Washington University. She's an associate professor in African history of name is Jessica crude, she admitted Thursday. She's actually a culturally to his white. She wrote a life shattering medium post titled the Truth and Anti Black Violence of My Life. He's a self proclaimed historian of politics, ideas and cultural practices in Africa and the African diaspora. She said. For the better part of my adult life, every move I made every relationship I form has been routed in the napalm, toxic soil of lies to an escalating degree over my adult life. I have issued my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a blackness that I had no right to claim first North African blackness than us rooted blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx blackness. I've built my life on a violent anti black life. I've lied in every breath I have taken. She's the author of the book, Fugitive Maternity, Sze Kasama and the Politics and Freedom, which interrogates the political practices and discourses through which those who fled from slavery and the violence of the slave trade in Angola for coherent political communities outside of an in opposition to state politics. She says. There is no parallel form of my adulthood connected to white people or a white community or an alternative white identity. I have lived this life fully completely with no exit plan or strategy. I have no identity outside of this. I have never developed one.
Jessica Krug: George Washington University professor says she lied about being black
"Has admitted she's been claiming to be a black woman for decades, you know, post on the Web site medium. Jessica Krug calls herself a coward who's built her life on a violent anti black lie. Her university bio says she's an expert in African, Latin American, African American and early modern world history. In her post, she said she's thought about ending these lies many times over many years, but my cowardice was all He's more powerful than my ethics drug wrote that she suffered severe trauma in her early childhood 19 years and said therapists from whom she has sought help recently told her that claiming a false identity is a common response to those experiences. She didn't say if she'll resign. The university is preparing a response. Christopher Cruz w T o p News Howard County teacher's been
White GWU professor at Washington DC's GWU admits she falsely claimed Black identity
"It's an unusual confession tonight from a history professor at George Washington University in a blogger Post today, Jessica Krug says that she has lied about being black. Krug wrote that throughout her adult life, she claimed to have North African African American and Caribbean heritage but is in fact white and Jewish. She says her appropriation of black identity was unethical, immoral and anti black. Kruger is an expert in African American history, imperialism and colonialism and is a finalist for both the Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass Book prize is, she says she's battled unaddressed mental health problems since she was a child when she first began claiming a false identity. Krug, right. She believes in can't cancel culture and that she should absolutely be canceled. But she did not say whether she would rot a resign now from G W.
White college professor admits she lied about being Black
"And unusual confession this evening from a history professor at George Washington University in a blogger Post today, Jessica Krug says that she lied about bleep being black crew growth and throughout her adult life she claimed to have North African, African American and Caribbean heritage. But is in fact white and Jewish. She says her appropriation of black identity was unethical, immoral and anti black. Kruger is an expert in African American history, imperialism and colonialism and is a finalist for both the Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass book prices. She says she's battled unaddressed mental health issues since she was a child. When she first began claiming a false identity, Krug writes that she believes in cancel culture and that she should absolutely be cancelled. But she did not say whether she would resign from the school.
Trump says Pence was never on standby, denies "mini-strokes” amid speculation over his health
"Tonight the White House is responding to questions about President. Trump's health and his mysterious visit to Walter Reed Medical Center the President's physician issued a statement today and it said he could could not. Confirm rather that the president has not experienced nor been evaluated for stroke many stroke or any acute cardiovascular emergencies as have been incorrectly reported in the media. Now, to be clear, no major or reputable news outlet has actually claimed trump suffered quote mini strokes, but it does come as a new book claims Vice President Pence was put on alert to take over the duties of president. Trump had to be put under anesthesia during that November twenty, one, thousand, nine, hundred trip to Walter reet out front. Now Dr Jonathan Reiner, he is the director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at George Washington University and he advised the White House medical team under President George W Bush great to see you doctor Reiner that statement obviously laid out what didn't occur but not what did happen that day? Do you believe they're using a straw man argument here? Do not address would actually might have happened. Of course something obviously happened. On November sixteenth in the afternoon on Saturday, the president was hurried in urgent fashion in an unplanned fashion to Walter Reed. Now, the White House has prodigious medical capabilities. So if the president was taken to Walter Reed. He was taken there because there was something going on that they could either treat or evaluate at the White House and the white. House does not want us to know what that is. If they did the a presents physician today would have simply said, he didn't have any neurologic cardiac problem he simply had ex but then won't. Excited matter you know So the vice president pence I, want to actually go back to that question about whether the president's health should be a private matter. But before we get to that vice president pence was asked just moments ago about being on alert that day and here's what he said. Nothing out of the ordinary about that moment or or that day, and I just refer any other questions to the White House physician as far as being on standby. I don't I don't recall being told to be on standby. He would think well, if you were told to be on the president knew you would remember that but do you believe him? I think in the Watergate that call that a non denial denial right so yeah, you would think that if on a Saturday afternoon, you're called instead and you get to be on standby if you suddenly need to become president this afternoon. Yeah you might remember that. So yeah a vice presidents being disingenuous yet when we do need to know what happened that. So we'll talk about that. Why is it important for the public to know about the president's health and is it? Is it something that that the president of the White House could say look this is this is a private matter and and we don't want to discuss the president's health any further. Yes. So if the president was a private citizen that would make perfect sense, but the president is not, and in this election season, we need to know the health of the candidates for President I've actually. Written about this, we know nothing actually about the health of the present the United States if you remember his clearance to run for office was famously pen by Dr Bornstein in New York who then later admitted that the president had drafted the letter for him. That's the letter that famously said that if elected, he would be the healthiest man ever to hold office. We know virtually nothing about the health prison the United States. Yet, he holds a the nuclear launch codes in his pocket. Look we. Health clearances for airline pilots and school bus drivers and secret service agents. We should probably know the health of the president of the United States. And it's interesting as doctors have often used as you point out hyperbole. I remember one saying he could live up to until two hundred until he was two hundred really quick. Is there any scenario where it would make sense for the vice president to be on standby for routine physical for the president? Not for routine physical if the president was going to receive unconscious sedation if he was needed to be put out let's say he was having a colonoscopy or having a a cardioversion for an abnormal heart rhythm or needed to undergo surgery with general anesthesia yet. It would need to be out in the twenty Fifth Amendment would need to be invoked. But not for just a routine matter.
Voting Mechanisms And AI
"Steven Hi I'm professor RTP OF MATHEMATICS AT USC University of Southern California Excellent, and tell me a little bit about your general interest within mathematics. Before we get into the particular paper, I wanted to talk to you about a few different topics generally speaking probability probability generally construed its relation to computer science in particular theoretical computer science. Would we wind up somewhere near what is it Polynot mealtime? Generators. I don't know about a number. Generous. Followed meal time things more specifically clavo problem that can't be solved in polynomial time, and then you WANNA approximated solution in USA. How well can approximate? How can I prove that? This is the best. You can do things like that under the general category of hardness of approximation suppose why knowing lot of those cases you have one benefit may be many but benefiting a lot of problems. Like that is you can tell if a solution is valid or you have some function you're trying to optimize for I. Don't know if the same is true in voting. Is there a global way that we'd all agree that the outcomes are good or the processes? Good. Maybe that's a good way to get into your topic designing stable elections. Exactly. I mean there's a lot of A. Link to Wikipedia Pedia page somewhere it's a table and it has a list of desirable properties voting methods and there's at least maybe ten or twenty cents properties and it's impossible to have all the desirable properties no matter which voting method you have there's always gonna be some that has some that a dozen but the one property that myself and many other people who focus is how can the voting method be protected from corruption and that could be mostly what people in this community of worked on is looking at random vote corruption. So everybody cast their vote and then Tyson with some small probability they will randomly. Change some votes, and then the question is which method best preserves the election's outcome. So that's the quantity that you want to say maximize. You want to maximize the probability that the voting method preserves the outcome. When you compare the original outcome to the outcome after the votes have been corrupted one quantity, you can try to maximize very interesting. I definitely want to come back and talk more about corruption but you've got me intrigued with those properties and I know there's many of them may be I don't WanNA put your memory test, but could you talk about one or two and maybe discuss you know a Controversy around them or why they're important that sort of thing. Yes. There's a bunch one desirable property of voting method is that it doesn't succumb to the spoiler effect as we know, the Electoral College does. So how can we think about this spoiler effect the main let's change the names to some ancient name. So we don't have to deal with political of discussion in the moment, but let's say we ran election whatever two hundred whatever years ago, and there's George Washington running, and there's also a clone of George Washington running as candidates and I some third candidate on the. Fact factor means the fact that two of these clone George Washington running while people who originally if there just one George Washington, they'll just vote for that first one but two of them you'd imagine you know the original George Washington Supporters A. Vote First Josh Attendance on my vote for Evil George Washington or whatever you call the second one. So the fact that the original supporters of the person gets split between the two separate candidates we know an electoral college that means that it decreases the chance of either one of them winning, and for example, I think a last election cycle Bloomberg said, I'm not gonNA run as an independent because of this effect, you can steal votes away from someone in a sense and it can. Ruin the chance of say some candidate that may be you kind of support or something. So that's a desirable property of voting method that some of them have and some of them don't doesn't have the spoiler effect. That's that's what you are. There mechanisms than the can eliminate things like that. How do we build something like that into voting framework one voting method that avoids this it's become popular to certain people you know on the perfect voting with, but it's called instant runoff voting so. Different than what we're used to thinking about your vote is no longer just your favorite candidate. It's like a ranked list of candidates like for example on. Once going back two hundred years or something maybe your first choice most preferred candidates George Washington may be your second most preferred candidate is out in. Alexandria. Hamilton third most preferred candidate Harriet Tubman or something I don't know every single person makes list of preferred candidates and they all get submitted into whatever the election methods, which is song way of taking all those votes and just saying, okay, here's the winner and so one I think mentioned already one. Popular ranked choice voting method is called instant runoff voting on I believe it's used in Australia might even be used this coming election cycle in I'm not entirely sure but anyway so the important thing is this voting method does not have these spoiler effect
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"By the summer of seventeen seventy nine. The Culpa Ring consisted of a network of spies from within New York City across Long Island. And all the way to Connecticut. Major Benjamin talmadge was proud of the spies under his purview. After Washington had put him in charge of Patriot. Espionage York talmadge had collected a group of men who were besides their immense courage. Quite ordinary major was humbled in often in awe of the commitment of these civilians. The inner circle of the rain was comprised of four men at the top there was Washington who had talmadge to directly. Run the ring from his camp in Connecticut then there were agents Samuel Culpa senior whose real name was Abraham Woodhall and Samuel Cooper Junior. Who went by the alias of Robert Townsend? Woodhall lived in the town of sock it on Long Island and served as a stop for all intelligence coming out of the metropolis. Townsend was in New York City. Living among the British in his contacts overheard gossip and struck up friendships with troops to elicit information on upcoming attacks. Though they were courageous men would haul in townsend anxious spies especially in the summer of seventeen seventy nine when a single intercepted letter from talmadge is saddlebag revealed part of his spy network in on July thirteenth. Seventeen seventy nine. A company of British redcoats kicked down the door of George Hick Day. A poor working man that lived near the bowery in New York City. Big Day was arrested and hauled before General Clinton the head of Britain's forces in the city Clinton revealed that Hig Day had been named personally an intercepted letter from George Washington but Clinton didn't reveal was that day was only spy named he was the redcoats only lead into Washington spy network and not it turned out a particularly promising one. Hick Day was terrified of execution. He pleaded with general for leniency. Even going so far as to write a meandering and poorly spelled confession about his spying but it became clear that the pitiful man hadn't provided any information to Washington and was merely in the initial stages of recruitment he was hardly one of the clever culprits. That had been a thorn in Clinton side for over a year. The British general released Hegde when he realized the poor man wouldn't be able to help bring down the spiring. The damage to the ring was minimal but hig days capture put each of the culpa ring spies on edge Robert. Townsend was even threatening to quit the ring. He wasn't willing to risk his storefront livelihood. Much less his life on another man's mistake on May fourth seventeen eighty would whole reported to talmadge that Koper junior decline serving any longer trust was paramount among the culprit ring and that trust had been broken by Thomas's mistake even Washington was angry. In his opinion talmadge had been careless with his letters even though it was Washington himself who had written hig days name. Washington chastised his major and said the loss of your papers shows how dangerous it is to keep papers of any consequence at an advanced post. I beg you will take care to guard against the like in the future. Talmadge couldn't very well keep sensitive espionage letters off the front lines after all they had to cross over from enemy territory to get to him but he could find a way to make the letters more secure so the major set out to earn back his spies trust by developing complex cipher for all future communications the US Department of Defense considers a cipher any cryptographic system in which arbitrary symbols represent units of plain text in accordance with certain predetermined rules but the culpa ring. Cypher was one of the first ever created in the history of espionage and set a new standard for cryptography. The time in Talmadge is Cypher. He created a matrix of numbers that stood for specific words. Locations or names for example talmadge became seven to one. Washington was seven one one and New York Long Island in setauket where seven two seven seven to eight and seven to nine thus a letter might read seven to one went to seven to eight to meet with seven one one without the key or solution book. The correspondents would be gibberish. Talmadge also went one step. Further encoded commonly used words like meat artillery ship Taurean troops finally to ensure that any word or date could be encrypted with the cipher talmadge created a very basic mixed alphabet key where a letter or number was switched for another one or example. The letter A. Might be written as tea and the number one would be ridden his seven. This way specific dates would look like a random string of numbers in other words would be a jumble of letters. Washington was impressed with Talmadge is new code but the cutting spy master had a final security. Twist of his own invisible ink. The Concept of invisible inks was nothing. New One commonly known method was to right in lemon juice which would go on invisibly but appear when he did. The British army even used this technique for its own sensitive communications and talmadge held many captured despatches over a candle to reveal their contents but Washington learned of a new invisible ink from John. Jay a New Yorker who received the recipe from his older brother. Sir James J A loyalist physician Washington soon found out. What Made Jay's INC so special? Unlike lemon juice he wrote fire has no effect on it. A letter with trivial matters written in common may be super imposed over invisible intelligence which cannot be discovered without a counterpart.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"Two hundred men crouched silently waiting for the order to attack their prey. Were a few hundred feet away. It was a continental army encampment. The sleepy soldiers gathering around the morning fire were under the command of Major. Benjamin Talmadge Talmadge was one of General George Washington's right hand men. His capture would make tarleton famous and easily earned him a promotion. He turned to his men and silently raised his sword above his head and he swung the sabre down giving the signal to attack. The British Raider swiftly moved into the Patriot. Camp talmadge burst out of his tent. Sword drawn while his soldiers took up their muskets and fired the shots and clanging swords. Got the attention of the local. Patriot militia who quickly joined the fray and flank the British. This wasn't going Tarleton had planned. He saw his window for escape closing and ordered a retreat. As his dragoons pulled back they stole a dozen horses. The continental soldiers cheered as the redcoats vanished into the trees. Talmadge took stock of the damage they had left behind. Tana's men were dead and his personal horse was among those taken not bad but then talmadge is blood ran cold. He realized his saddlebags were still on his horse. The bags contained letters from General George Washington that named Patriots spies in New York City. Now the British had those names and their locations. If they captured the New York agents Washington's entire spy network could be compromised and without the intelligence coming in from the British stronghold the colonies would likely lose.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"The name. Culpepper was in Omaha to Washington's fond memories of his upbringing in culpeper county. Virginia when deciding on a code name for this new network of spies Washington simply short in the name to culpepper. It had a name next. Didn't needed a leader. A man with experience and courage a man with a deep hatred for the British that would guide his passion to the cause. That man was major. Benjamin Talmadge talmadge joined the army from the Connecticut colony where he had worked alongside young Nathan Hale. When word of Hale's execution reached him he was furious and distraught. Talmadge pledged vengeance for his old friend. He harbored a burning desire to embarrass deceive in. Kill the British redcoats. This passion was perfect for Washington's needs and the tall strong major was a man of few words which was even more of an asset on April. Seventh Seventeen seventy seven. Washington pulled him out of his cavalry posting and presented him with a new mission. Find out what was happening in New York behind enemy lines. The job was deceptively simple major talmadge simply head to recruit men in and around New York and then use them to spy on British troops and Talmadge was thrilled with the mission. He was born and raised on Long Island near a small town. Called setauket and excited returned to his old stomping grounds. He felt comfortable and prepared for the tough sneaky work ahead of him and he knew just who to ask for help his old friends. The I was a long island farmer. Named Abraham woodhall would whole still lived in to talk it and he'd made a small living trading his crops for illicit goods between the British and civilians. This made woodhall an ideal candidate. After all. If a man could smuggle goods across enemy lines he could smuggle information. Would whole also had a personal vendetta to settle his cousin? A general in the continental army had been wounded and captured by the British in late August. Seventeen seventy six. He was not given any medical care and suffered horribly from gangrene and malnutrition before he died a month. Later his cousins horrible death gave Woodhall of visceral hatred of the red coats when talmadge approached him in August. Seventeen seventy eight would whole had a regular route into an out of New York. While would hole was a naturally nervous man. His courage was bolstered by the thought of revenge and profit. He agreed to spy for the rebels and report to Talmadge in Washington via letters. The key to safety within the culpa ring was anonymity between each of the men Washington directed operations through talmadge without knowing each spy. Personally only talmadge knew each color member and even he didn't know the men's networks of contacts. This multi layered approach to security ensured. That if any agent was captured he couldn't reveal the entire network another tool for maintaining secrecy was codenames. Abraham woodhull took on the alias Samuel Koper for his correspondence. He introduced the name on October. Twenty ninth seventeen seventy eight. When he wrote his first report in sent off to Washington the culpa ring had officially been born. It's first missions. Went to Woodhall. Who BRAVED DANGEROUS FORAYS INTO OCCUPY? New York but quickly the network expanded would whole sister. Mary lived in Manhattan with her husband. Amos underhill Amos ran a boarding house and became a valuable set of patriot. Eyes and ears collecting information for would holes reports. British troops often stayed at the boarding house and it was easy to ease drop through the thin wooden walls. While Amos didn't personally know talmadge much less Washington. He became a permanent proxy for the ring. In New York through Woodhall two more valuable additions joined the culpa ring in spring and summer of seventeen seventy nine like Amos. They were both permanent. New York residents 55-year-old James Riverton was a well known printer and bookseller who also managed a popular tavern. His newspaper provided staunch support for King George and Livingston was considered an ardent loyalist. In fact he supported independence early on in the war he simply found that as a New Yorker under British occupation. Business was better. If one serve the redcoats short order his tavern became one of the premier meeting places for British officers. This gave him perfect access. As an intelligence agent Riverton overheard dozens of conversations a day and he was always listening for valuable information he would even ask direct questions of his British patrons. There would likely have aroused suspicion if they hadn't come from the man pouring the Ale but Riverton had no way to communicate the valuable intelligence. He gathered to the rebels. He couldn't be seen leaving the city regularly and it was too risky for him to write letters. That could be found. Protecting his cover was vital. Even if he was alone Livingston had to bide his time establishing his cover until he was able to find a way to contribute directly to Washington's espionage network then. His young neighbor asked for a job twenty six year old Robert. Townsend was a shopkeeper with the store up the street from Richardson he was also an acquaintance would holes and one of the first men would hole recruited in New York when towns joined the ring. He became known as Samuel Cooper junior in all of his correspondence to talmadge in Washington with two covert agent. Code-named culpepper woodhall and towns in the culpa ring had finally earned its namesake as a secret ring of spies when Townsend Approach Livingston asking to write for his Tory newspaper. He didn't know the tavern keeper was secretly a Patriot. Townsend simply saw the opportunity to gather more information from the British who frequented ribbons bar. But by July of seventeen seventy nine townsend had uncovered ribbons true loyalties and added ribbons intelligence to his own. The ring had a new member in the culprits had successfully infiltrated the British stronghold of New York City. George Washington was thrilled with major talmadge. In Abraham would whole successful expansion of the fledgling spy agency. Intelligence was gathered by Riverton Townsend in Woodhall then sent to Talmadge who summarized his agents reports and gave Washington a complete overview of the current Intel. The network was working seamlessly and its effects where powerful Washington was able to send troops to cut off valuable supply lines and intercept British ships as the approach New York. He was almost always one. Step ahead of the redcoats thanks to the culprit rain but it was only a matter of time before something went wrong. George Washington and his coloring were soon to be confronted by the greatest betrayal in American espionage. History a continental general one of George Washington's most trusted battlefield commanders was supplying information to the redcoats. This general also offered the surrender of one of the most valuable forts in the Hudson River valley when his agents discovered this treachery Washington was stunned but not too stunned to react. His order was simple. The turncoat general was to be brought to but first he had to be found. The koper ring was officially hunting benedict. Arnold.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"When we come back a young spy working for Washington makes a fatal mistake. It's Carter I am happy to announce that the launch of our new podcast series supernatural with Ashley. Flowers has been a great success. It's a show where all very proud here at par cast. And we thank you for listening. If you haven't had a chance to tune in yet I definitely recommend you head over to the supernatural with Ashley. Feed and start following today every Wednesday Ashley. Flowers takes on different crime or mystery where the most fitting theory isn't always the most conventional where the deaths of two Brazilian men a result of making contact with spirits on Mars. Get closer to the truth than ever before. Regarding the mystifying lead masks case did four friends have a highly unusual encounter during a camping trip in Maine sort through the out of this world circumstances surrounding the allegations incident. And who and what were responsible for the unexplained death of Australia's Somerton man dig deeper into the peculiar details and poetry involved in the case. Each week Ashley takes on the strange and surreal to explain some of the world's most bizarre true crime occurrences and it's already one of my favorite shows and I hope you check it out. Follow supernatural with Ashley. Flowers free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Now back to the story. My September seventeen seventy six. The American Revolution was in full. Swing the colonies had officially declared independence from Britain. In general George Washington was the commander in chief of the growing continental army. He was convinced that espionage was a key tool in winning the war against Britain the successful siege of Boston accomplished by the tactful use of Patriots. Spies was all the evidence he needed but the Patriots were facing a new fight in New York. Washington had established a base of operations in Manhattan but the British had strong encampments in New Jersey and Long Island where the enemy closing in on two sides. Washington was desperate for accurate information about the British troop movements. He asked for a volunteer to head. Behind enemy lines and pretend to be a story or British loyalist but at first Washington couldn't find a single continental soldier willing to take the job one of his men even said I am willing to go and fight them but as far as going among them being taken and hung up like a dog. I will not do it. Most soldiers were reluctant to go undercover. Spies because at the time. This kind of deception was considered a dastardly. An unbecoming way of fighting a war the British army and thus many of the colonial soldiers who had been trained in it before the revolution considered spine to be ungentlemanly but Washington did not believe wars were waged. Only by gentlemen. Finally he found Young Officer. Who agreed with him? A twenty one year old captain Nathan Hale was the son of a wealthy family from Connecticut. He had graduated from Yale University and joined the continental army immediately. He was young brave and talkative patriot. Hill volunteered to take on Washington special mission on September tenth and headed North Out of York Toward Connecticut. On the night of the fifteenth. He abandoned his uniform and dawned a brown suit. From Huron he would be a Dutch schoolteacher but he had something. Most schoolteachers. Didn't a letter personally signed by George Washington? The letter instructed all continental army officers to help the young spy get to Long Island and they listened. Hail move through the rebel lines without trouble. On the night of the sixteenth. He boarded a continental ship called the Schuyler along with another ship. Montgomery the vessel made its way across long island sound toward enemy territory. A little after midnight on September seventeenth as the wave splashed against the side of the ship. Captain Hale is the dark land mass of the island. He was nervous. This was his first espionage mission. He thought about all the questions Dutch schoolteacher might be asked after all he needed to make sure his legend was secure according to the US Department of Defense a legend is a contrived scenario or story designed to explain personal background in past or present activities in terms intended to conceal involvement in a clandestine activity in incorporates. As much truth as possible it must be plausible hale had Yale Diploma and he had been a teacher in Connecticut so his legend was indeed plausible but if he stammered over his explanation for why a Dutch teacher was traipsing out on Long Island. In the middle of a war he would instantly arouse suspicion. Unfortunately Captain Hale was already arousing suspicion.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"Nobody knows who fired the first shot but one British officer said there was suddenly heavy fire from all sides from walls fences houses trees and barnes. The American Revolution had begun. While the British retreated to Boston to regroup the Patriots of the colonial Congress turn to a highly regarded representative from Virginia who was experienced in war and capable of leading the new continental army George Washington but Washington was reluctant to join the military machine. He and his wife Martha were living a quiet. Happy Life Together. Besides he came up in Britain's rigid and formal ranks. He couldn't fathom the difficulty of forming an army from the rag tag bands of militias spread across the colonies nevertheless King George had proven himself to be a ruthless tyrant extracting any money resources and Labor. The colonies could provide without offering any representation in return. The king would not let the colonies go willingly. Washington knew that if he wanted freedom and self governance he would have to lead the fight for it on June nineteenth. Seventeen seventy five forty three year. Old Washington became the commander-in-chief of all American forces at that time. His army only consisted of mostly civilian and inexperienced men not to mention their numbers were a mere fraction of the British military presence in North America but Washington knew he would need more than manpower to win the war against England. He would need intelligence and cunning deception after all espionage was already proving to be a vital player in this war. So Washington commissioned is I spy.
"george washington" Discussed on Espionage
"On July Ninth. Seventeen fifty five. The French and Indian war was raging along the western borders of Britain's North American colonies. The French army with the aid of the local indigenous tribes had forcibly occupied British territory. That morning British Army General Edward Braddock and the roughly fourteen hundred men under his command removing West across Pennsylvania when they were ambushed by about two hundred and fifty French soldiers and six hundred of their native American allies. The British were caught utterly unprepared when the first shots ring out braddock turn to his aide to camp a young major named George Washington. The two men quickly improvised battle plan but it was already too late even though they had more men and weapons the British had no information on either the surrounding region or the French forces radic in Washington. Were going into the fight blind after a three hour battle. The British retreated. They'd lost half of their troops including sixty of the eighty. Eight officers. Braddock himself had been shot in the long. He died. Four days later Washington wrote his mother and describing the herring experience of the hopeless fight. High escaped unhurt. Although death was leveling my companions on every side of me there is nothing more necessary than good intelligence to defeat the enemy and nothing requires greater pains to obtain. George wouldn't soon forget this hard lesson in the value of espionage. One that guided him as he went on to command a rebellion against the king and become one of the greatest spy masters in history..
"george washington" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"And now this bill. It is an antenna. Twig and Anton. Twig is our name from the old English for a three week period. Right it's not a fortnight. It's an aunt and twig and every Antenne twig or as we now judge them whenever the heck I want ten twig. Let's just say we correct errors if there are any. Sometimes there are we issue clarifications which are more satisfying than errors because you know areas. So binary right wrong clarifications. It's very just. Were engaged in a dialogue. A dialogue that elevates us all we answer listener mail but also and this is new electronic mail and now in this Antenne twig. I'll introduce something new that we do. We make confessions slate. Gist Confessions so not interview. You just heard a few minutes ago. You heard me ask Alexis. Would George Washington be president if you were six inches shorter? But that's not what I originally said what I originally said. Was this same guy. Six feet shorter might not have been the father of the country. I sometimes get the impression and you know what re recorded it. I almost never do that. Really almost never. I came from NPR. The rule was you could retake an intro but not a question but why who does that serve. I mean Alexis. Men have been nicely playing along or understanding what I meant or even heard it differently. I certainly heard it in my head differently. Clearly I meant to say would he be president if he were six inches shorter but I wound up saying would he be president if he were six feet shorter? So we took it. I think my reasoning is. I think it's more service to you than to have to cut out the entire. Qna because it's confusing if you heard that and you get distracted and maybe you think she's even a answering my question literally as stated it's just so much better to very occasionally. Redo a question and that's what we did now. I gotTa say if the president were six feet shorter if George Washington. We're six feet shorter. I think the interest may be. You'd make him president. I mean if you have a guy who lead your army to defeat the British. The Greatest Army in the world and that goes only two inches to three inches. I mean you'd WanNa it'd be pretty proud of that guy right. The sub smurfs type figure who beat back the British probably cut into his surveying business way back when George Washington George Washington no match for Mighty Matt. Nope I said I would not be doing voices other errors or disclosures or a raw jake step at all but I was shocked shocked. He writes I was shocked to hear. Mike Describe Dick Sargent Slash Dick York as being a part of I dream of Jeannie. When of course he was the husband of Samantha Stephen Zombie which that is true. That was a bit of Miss I guess you could say then. There was the time a few weeks or months ago when I attributed MS attributed the saying the vice presidency a Ain't worth of warm bucket of spit. I said Albin Barkley said that incorrect it was Charles Barkley. No it was John. Nance Garner Garner was FDR's VP. Before Truman was and Truman's VP was albumin Barclay. And by the way in this whole thing they didn't say warm bucket a spit. They said warm bucket a pissed but it was cleaned up to be more suitable for a family friendly newspaper of the time. By the way I found that an interesting fact a couple of days got literally two days ago is talking on the show about how even if they had the full medical records of every president. It would've really changed anything. Every president survived through his presidency. At least of natural causes speculated. Maybe Wilson's medical records could've led us to believe that he'd have a stroke but actually I think his doctors at the time miss that but but it turns out that album Barclay wanted to run for president tried to run for president in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. When Truman said he wasn't gonNA run but he was opposed because of health reasons and age. And Guess WHAT THAT TURNS OUT TO BE OPPRESSION TO OPPOSITION BECAUSE ALBUM. Barkley died in nineteen fifty six before what would have been first term was over warm bucket of Piss warm bucket. Spit play with it. A little bit turns out almost all idioms that have pissing them. You could change it to spit and it works really well like he's all pissing vinegar if you don't want to say that because he's all spitting vinegar that's perfectly fine. I think we understand it or they. Those guys got into a real pissing contest. You can change it to a real spitting contest. That totally makes sense. Doesn't really work the other way because in comedy. If I see the dowager slip on a banana peel and land up on her Easter. I wouldn't want to do a piss. Take at probably wanted to take his take something else another correction and went on and on and on about how how Elizabeth Warren was the worst performing Massachusetts Governor in the New Hampshire primary. What about develop Patrick? A few people said but only a few people which reflects the results of New Hampshire. Here's an exchange that I was privy to on twitter because I was tagged Carry Little John. Tag Me at Pesca me P. M. is my twitter handle. I never miss a show but one that had me talking a lot was the new cosmic Crisp Apple. I told so many people about this new apple and now I just ate one living mid Missouri. So we're slow on the uptake. Holy Hell if that's not a near perfect apple which was fine. I certainly wanted to tell you about that. I inspired a fan to eat an apple. It's why get into this game but replying to carries tweet at me. Was this reply. Thank you so much for the kind words. Carry so glad you were able to give it a try. Give it a try. That account was at the cosmic crisp. The cosmic crisp apple has his or her own account and was thanking. Carry for eating him. Doesn't happen every day another error. I confused Tammy Wynette with Patsy. Kline it happens. She of course is Tammy Cactus Tamara. Why Net and certainly I'd like to get into. It's actually been a months long. Exchange with twitter follower mind and listener to the show a man named Nat and Sometimes Nat reaches out to tell me things like at Petco Vendor Thirteenth two thousand. Eighteen your spiel. Today was remarkably ignorant. Just saying thank you nat belatedly. He's been saying that I've been saying Buddha. Jj Wrong November ninth. Twenty one thousand nine hundred. Could you please learnt say Buddha judge without making it? Sound like you're mocking his name. It's really obnoxious. And His name. Isn't that hard to say if you make some effort? I replied to him as far as I know I say like he says it and then a few days later gnat replies no. You don't seriously for someone who supposedly knows audio your surprisingly ignorant. Call him peach or learn to say it right now listen. I know. There's no winning. When you engage in a twitter feud but I don't WanNa say the guy's name wrong and if this listener who's really impassioned knows that I'm saying it wrong. I wanted to know what the right way to say it. I did a lot of. I looked up my interview with Brundige where which starts with him saying his name. Not on not on the interview that aired. But he did say it to me. I've looked up all the ways to say how he says it. He says Buddha judge. I know phonetically that they tried to help people by making signs and t shirts that say boot edge so with this in mind. I reply to the fellow and said you're great insults and no proof or evidence if you want to sign a time code or link to what you think is right I can consider otherwise. It's a waste of my time. I have a theory you think. It's pronounced boot edge because it's not and then that wrote it's the tone you use every time you say it like it's a joke you really don't hear it which is weird to which I replied. Wait you're saying the actual pronunciation is correct. But what you're hearing is that I'm sneering or mocking or have a tone. That connotes negativity. That's what this is all been about and Nat wrote. Yup something to work on and so I shall and so I shall net the Lob Star of the Antenne twig which is our award. Who's given that's given to the listener or twitter or emailer that most elevated the discourse will not be nat but it will be shared this time between two great converses one is carry little John and two is the cosmic crisp apple. This is the first time in the history of an Antenne. Twig and a lobster. That fruit has gotten the LOB star. I don't know how you carry. And you cosmic crisp. We'll split the award maybe with a Williams sonoma stainless steel apple slicer. I will leave that to you guys. Well you guy and you edible fruit who is probably not going to have this all plays out and that's it for today show Priscilla lobby just associate producer once quoted. Dean Rusk is saying the secretary of statesmanship isn't worth a keg phlegm when it was actually Dean Atchison. And he said barrel apus Daniel Straight or just producer. Ken Quite say Tulsi Gabbard without not only hissing but throwing down a smoke bomb and repelling towards the ceiling. The gist if any of you heard me say that words Albin Barclay and thought I was dripping with condescension. I'll try to mask it better next time in Peru Peru and thanks for listening..
"george washington" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"It's Friday February twenty first twenty twenty from slightest the Gist I. Mike Pesca the incoming head of national intelligence got his job because the outgoing head of national intelligence said something. Trump didn't like in fact. He didn't say his underling said it? But she was authorized to say it off with their heads. And that thing that thing. That shouldn't have been said. According to trump is of course the thing at the very center of trump's ongoing never ending ever love and fight between trump and his agency's. It's that the Russians. They are a hacking once again. Cnn reports the president was angry with acting director of National Intelligence. Joseph Maguire following the meeting according to a White House official president trump then forced out McGuire replacing him with Richard Grenell. A fierce game partisan trump loyalist and current. Us Ambassador to Germany. Oh excellent credentials and a great reason for personnel representative Devon Nunez who was in the intelligence briefing set on Fox. He didn't believe it. He just didn't believe it he's not buying it. All this is is. They don't have anything to run on. And so they've got a makeup Russia again. Nunez further added. These are new paranoid reports which to our deep regret will continue to grow in numbers as the election day approaches. Naturally they have nothing to do with the truth. I'm sorry that wasn't Nunez. Good a ban. It was Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov relation now in rejecting the information that Russia is upping. Its election interference game and by the way. What are they doing? They're using servers within the US. To evade certain security protocols also they are said to have infiltrated. Iran's cyber warfare unit with the intent of launching attacks that might look like they're coming from Iran. Okay so that's some stuff going on remember. Nunez says doesn't believe any of this so what happened was a staffer told the Intel Committee that this was going on because it's good credible intelligence and because of course we should know. And then Joseph. Maguire was the head of the intelligence agency gets axed by trump for authorizing this information to be imparted. This vital essential information to be imparted to the very people who need this. Vital essential information now Joseph. Maguire remember this guy was the handpicked director because and he's only there because trump got rid of the old national Intel head. Dan Coats because Dan Coats was disloyal. Then trump could have picked sue gordon. Who was the longtime deputy director and seen by experts as the logical choice but she was not picked because it was questioned whether she would be loyal. We should also note that Joseph. Maguire had no direct intelligence experience but trump liked him because maguire's military background. He was a seal team six commander but he was ousted as was Dan coats. Who was a stalwart Republican senator for eighteen years all of these loyal? Republicans are loyal military. Men could not be loyal to the even greater cause that is Donald Trump. This is big. This is huge. But it's hard to think that any consequence will befall the president. I've got admit as much as I was disgusted by the story. I was attracted to some other thing. Trump did and said it was great comedy fodder. He was speaking before a festival crowd and he. He Played Oscar critic for the Academy Awards this year and the winner is movie from South Korea. What the Hell was that all? We got enough problems with South Korea with trade on top of it. They give him the best movie of the year. Was it good? And I had this whole plan to riff on the ridiculousness of trump weighing in on parasite Bong Jun snow. Piercer was destroyed an editing. They say people say but you do see glimpses of the film. It could have been. I had I had this whole plan. I go trump. Ask why congratulatory say little women? But I can't why but you know I'm not GonNa do that. I'm not GONNA do that. 'cause a people hate when. I do voices especially trump's pretty terrible. I'll admit that but be. We have to keep our eye on the critical issues with the president and not with the president issuing a criticism. The Russians are hacking again. An anyone who tries to raise a concern is getting fired. The Russians have found in trump a vector for their goals. They plan to tuck their policies inside his reelection efforts and to the rot from within he's a host and they are nothing more than a very serious national security threat. This is my point on the show today. The SPIEL is given over to an end. Ten twig bit of Antenna twittering so necessary in these troubled times. But I my son's just came back from Mount Vernon you know what they were. Taken with. Little structure off to the side called the dengue repository. They made songs about. I wish I'd known that when I talked to my next guest historian Alexis Co who has reconsidered everything about George Washington except maybe the dengue part here now. Talking about her book. You Never Forget your first biography of George Washington Alexis Co.
"george washington" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"All right our last topic for this show women and alcohol June. What's the story here? So the subject of women and alcohol. It's come up in the news and opinion pieces recently with such frequency. That is seemed like something. We should talk about a recently released analysis of the rate of deaths related to alcohol abuse. Showed that it rose sharply for Women Between Nineteen One thousand nine and two thousand seventeen so in one thousand nine hundred nine like a little over seven thousand. Five hundred women were classified as dying from causes related to alcohol and in two thousand seventeen. That number was eighteen thousand. So it's a jump of eighty five percent now. We should note here that this is still much lower than the rates for men for men. The death rate was up thirty five percent over that period but the raw numbers were much higher. Nearly thirty six thousand in one thousand nine hundred nine and seventy two thousand five hundred in two thousand seventeen so still a lot less than men but Huge jump and around the same time that this information was released there have also been a number of op-eds and bucs suggesting that the Post Rehab Treatment for alcoholism that has become the standard treatment and a scene quite often as the only treatment Alcoholics anonymous can be problematic for women so Holly Whitaker pointed out that. Aa was founded back in nineteen thirty nine. By some very privileged white men and that the essential steps things like admitting powerlessness setting aside ego submitting to a higher power making amends aren't necessarily the underlying causes of women's excessive drinking she wrote powerlessness. Isn't what many women who struggle with alcohol need. It's what made them sick in the first place so it seemed like there was both statistical information suggesting that women are not only drinking more but having more problems with alcohol but also that some of the receive notions. Like when you have a problem with alcohol when you recognize the problem. This is what you do to address. It may actually not really be right for for everyone and certainly maybe less right for women. I thought these articles were really interesting to think about whether the whole addiction model needs an update. Because I think that this idea of why people abuse alcohol we have a more sophisticated understanding of maybe the social pressures that can fall along gender lines. But I don't think there has been very much innovation in the treatment of alcoholism anything that's because A. has been successful and is considered the gold standard of how to provide accessible treatment to a large population at no cost and to create a community around addiction. But I think that some of the arguments against alcoholics anonymous or are really compelling about the framework to do the kind of self inventory that I think when we think about gender can be more destructive to women than empowering. Yeah this was so interesting for me to read about because it kind of gave me like this dumb moment like of course we need to figure out a better way to treat women because so much medical research for the most part has always been done on men or male patients And so whatever. Research has gone into how to help people with alcoholism most often. It's going to be dedicated towards men and this idea that powerlessness is the cause of the sickness. I think that's that just kind of blew me away and I'm thinking also about our previous discussions about those mom shirts and things you know like it's you know. Mom needs her wine time. And things like that and the ways that we have possibly given a lighter Look or or whatever like we don't necessarily hold Women's issues with alcohol in the same way you know we kind of make light of it. I guess is what I'm trying to say and I. I know that I have a history of alcoholism in my family so for me. I I've never talked to anybody about that because I always made sure that I did not get into the habit of drinking alone. Like when I'm at you know at home I tend to just be a social drinker on. You know only when I'm around friends or something like that so I feel like that's me trying to combat my history and so to see in the research that re-read to see the way women have kind of had to take it into their own hands to figure out the ways that they have to combat dependency on alcohol even in our Jessica Simpson Materials we saw that she kinda had to figure out her own way to cope with with not to go with how to cope with our dependency. So this was really fascinating for me and I am. I'm interested to see like what kind of what kind of help will come for women because it seems you know in the way that a lot of You know we have these kind of women's centre things now. I'm thinking of something like the wing as we talk about. Alexis Co and stuff like that and and how you know sometimes when we focus on women sometimes. It's not the best either so I'm interested in seeing where the recovery options. What kind of recovery options we can provide that are specific for women without alienating women in like covering it and pink or something you know. I read actually in vice about a women only addiction recovery group in London called Feminism for change and women in that group said In this piece that in mixed gender addiction recovery groups whether they're a or not men often dominate the conversation. I mean it's almost like the kinds of things that happen in any mixed gender group. You know those groups will tilt toward serving the men's needs and caused women to monitor their own behavior for Acceptability in mixed company where women are conscious of coming across. Says you know a bitch or don't feel comfortable talking about quote unquote woman things. The example given in the pieces periods. I don't know why talking about periods in addiction recovery group that who knows but I can also imagine you know sexual assault domestic abuse the other kinds of things that often go along with addiction. There are ways that a gender informed recovery group whether it's only are not could Be of a lot more use than a one-size-fits-all mixed gender group that is automatically going to skew toward whatever the the dominant identity in the group is and it's really easy to see. Why alcoholics anonymous and the other related anonymous groups are so popular partly because they are effectively free. They're voluntary there you know. There's there's the structure for socializing and I'm for getting support that it's you know is kind of wonderful. I wish there were more of that kind of free. Voluntary support kind of structure in other parts of life and clearly. It has been very effective for many people. You know. I've known many people who have been gone you know their recovery was possible because of Nara kinds of groups at the same time just some of the specific messaging some of these twelve steps. That seem You know don't knock it until you've needed it but it they when you kind of look at the language and you look at what people are expected to really reflect on to really take seriously to to us to to restart their lives. They don't seem like the kinds of of kind of Cohen's that you necessarily will will put you in the right kind of place to start over to go back to what Hollywood Accor- wrote about in the New York Times about why. Alcoholics anonymous wasn't a solution for her and she said the antidote to my drinking problem looked a lot like feminism. When we were reading about the study on Alcohol Related Deaths Patricia Powell of the National Institutes for health said part of being liberated from male dominance is being able to behave in which way you choose. Some women have gotten the message that it's liberating to drink like a man and she was talking specifically about young women consuming alcohol and first of all I think there's a big difference between quote unquote drinking like a man and quote unquote abusing alcohol. You know it's not the same thing and and certainly I don't think we've been liberated from male dominance yet But it made me think about the social conditions under which women for instance arrive at college and participate in a heavy drinking scene and I think part of it is that women are taught. That casual sex. You know is shameful. Makes THEM DIRTY? You know I think about all the abstinence only sex education women get in middle school and high school about when you lose your virginity. You're like chewed up piece of Gum that everyone's passing around or something and and certainly that's not the whole reason why people drink in college. But I think one reason why people drink is to alleviate some of that social anxiety or to take away some of those ambitions that are affected by gendered indoctrination like. Oh if if you are a woman in college who wants to have sex and you think the only acceptable way to do that is to be drunk. I or if if it's the only way that you can make yourself feel comfortable doing. It is to drink. I like. It's not just because of what everyone's doing around when you're trying to keep up with the boys or whatever it's it's because of the way we've trained women to conceive of themselves in a in a social situation and I think too that there's there is something to the way that female behavior male behavior it does is no less separate. I mean just to use the most ridiculous and anecdotes. We'll piece of evidence. I'm making scare quotes.
"george washington" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"Who LOVES TO CELEBRATE PRESIDENTS DAY? You never forget your first Viagra of George Washington by Alexis. Co does two things really. Well that I think will get people interested in considering presidential biography as something that they want to read. She immediately kind of deconstructs. The nature of presidential biographies which is often in that category of father's day slash. Dad Books that come out in June at a local bookstore where you'll see it with a military history books presidential biographies and Books. About barbecuing and she talks about what happens to the quality of the history. We learn when it's not only almost exclusively written by men but what the stakes are in writing about George Washington in a particular way and I think it is a feminist look at George Washington because it not only rethinks some of the dynamics that have been written about his relationship with his mother and with his wife but it also critiques the power in setting the narrative of. Who's a great man? And why and it's really funny because they think the tone is both rigorous but also exposes. Just how ridiculous. The kind of presidential hero worship is and I think that in the age of trump to read about the dangers of canonizing. Great men just for the sake of doing it or what? The kind of investment is. It's an interesting warning sign because I'm sure there will be a generation of great man biographies of trump. If you can imagine. And it's the same kind of politics that I think really exposed the sexism and gender inequality in the writing of history. Yeah what I like about this. Biography is it makes its own biases very clear And by that I mean it. It sort of does away with the idea of sort of an objective historical analysis of anything. It makes you know. Right from the introduction makes clear that every biography is an interpretation like a new synthesis of source materials every telling of facts is biased in its own way And I loved that. It was a little bit of a critical review of previous biographies As much as an assessment of the facts that that Alexis Co was able to find us. She was researching George Washington. And it's incredible. How different my impression of George Washington was by the end of this book? Not that it. It was like a takedown of George Washington or anything but it was a lot more of a humanizing. Look I think I mean I left the book kind of like concern for his work life. Balance. You know very. He wanted to be home with his family a lot more than he was able to be. I think we all know you know the popular. History of him does acknowledge that he was a little bit of a reluctant leader. At first you know he wanted to retire then he was sort of drawn back in to be president. But I think you get a lot more of a sense of his personality in this biography than you do a lot of other telling 's in part because she wasn't afraid to highlight characteristics of his. That might not fit this. Sort of like hyper masculine. Military leader Persona which I think a lot of people are very invested in maintaining and it just it like I went on a lot of You know little rabbit holes in my brain as I was reading this about what other things we might learn about other leaders and also like ourselves if we divested ourselves from You know this sort of national myth making around masculinity if we didn't feel like we needed to like venerate everybody in American history as a war hero or something. If we were able to you know just examine our leaders as they were not to cancel them but to like understand them and learn from them as actual people instead of as ideas that we create in order to make our nation seem extra strong. Yep One of the things that I like about. This biography is that it actually made me interested in one reading a biography and to reading about George Washington. I am not a biography person at all. I find him usually very dry. Even if they're supposed to be the tell all variety I just don't I'm not very interested in them For the most part and I realized that I was reading the introductory Materials here that it is because You know specific to presidents and Historical figures that it is because most of them have been written by men who are trying to prove that these leaders again almost always men have always been leaders from the time that they were you know. They took their first steps. They were born to be the president of the country. And it's like no. They were just kids. You know like at some point you know. These people were human So I feel like Alexis. Cold has a really good job of you. Know part in the Cliche of humanizing George Washington and I also really appreciated that. She just went ahead and gave me as someone who barely wants to know about. You know president as someone who you know has just heard all these different like myths about him. Just got right down to it. What's up with George Washington's teeth? I know she gave us that information at the very beginning and the practice this way you're not thinking about it the whole time she going to get to the like she just says it. Yes and so I. I really liked that because for me as a black woman from the south. I've definitely hurt. No his teeth were made from the teeth of slaves also the way that she brings it up is just beautiful. She says why Shington had a poacher smile so she talks about not only did he have teeth from animals in his mouth as part of his dentures but he had the t he did have the teeth of slaves sometimes he would buy them and sometimes not but he. You know if you can imagine various dentures set with different species The teeth of different species. Then you've got George Washington and it's kind of like. Wow that gruesome a little bit and I mean it's but yeah. I really appreciate that. She gave me that. And I know this is what you want here. It is and now. Let's get to you. Know the nitty gritty. Well I think the part of it that is also important and kind of weird to think about. Is How many of these presidential biographies gloss over slavery or make kind of light of slave owning and presidents and that is another thing that this book does not feel the need to either defend or to try to rationalize George Washington's you know deep dependence on slavery for his wealth you know. Some of the myths of some of these presidential biographies are of the Benevolent Slave owner who supported slavery. But they were super nice about it. I think this book and another one called never caught the Washington's relentless pursuit of their runaway slave owner judge are probably the two presidential books that I've read in the past few years that I have appreciated the ways that they are trying to tell a really full story not only about people but their choices and remind us that they actually could have made different choices but didn't because the system of slavery and the system of wealth was so much tied into them. I never read presidential biographies and then a few years ago. I taught this class called race and racism in the White House. Because I'm a huge troll and I had to start reading presidential tax and the number of pieces that I reviewed for class that did not take race or gender seriously was really appalling so I hope that the kind of both funny and very serious tone that this book takes will inspire other young women historians to kind of do this type of work. The other thing that really struck me about the way. This book approached the people that Washington enslaved was that it really made visible all the sort of quote unquote secondary and tertiary characters. That made his life and his achievements possible and it exposed what. I think are gaping holes in other biographies. That really try to take a narrow view of one person in American history whether it be you know a president or a military leader or a business leader to the exclusion of all of the people doing the Labor that supported those people like for example. Washington's manservant enslaved manservant billy Lee who accompanied him everywhere he went and was basically his secretary in addition to being his personal assistant and performed all these other duties for him. Like I had never read such a clear eyed view of of what that meant and also a critique of how other biographies talked about Billy Lee where they would sort of like you know. Praise him for his devotion. Stuff without really recognizing the fact that he didn't have a choice in the matter you know He. He was enslaved by Washington who had aggressively pursued another enslaved person who had run away from his Plantation Alexis also writes about Martha Washington and Mary Washington George Washington's wife and mother and the effect that they had on him and his The the home that they capped and the support that they provided him. And when I try to think about what it means to write a book about a president that's not targeted at Man. I was initially like. Am I being sexist to think that this book that focuses a little bit more on these other characters is like more appealing to women And is not one of those dad books that you mentioned Marsha I I was like am I being sexist do. I think that it's I'm like selling women short by thinking that we need a special kind of history book but I actually think it's. It's a good thing for people to expect more from history books that you know as Alexis Comex very clear every book has its own biases. It just so happens that the history books that have been written by men for men are biased in a way that excludes a lot of women people of color who are equally important to the narrative. Yeah kind of go back to George Washington and the slaves. And the idea that you know a lot of previous biographies kind of paint him as A benevolent slave owner. Who was just you know a victim of the times and he had to go along with process but I think it's telling that as a Lexus Co points out that as soon as he had died many of the slaves ran away they you know they couldn't count on the fact that maybe he had freed them in his will or maybe somebody will actually honor that so they ran away and I think that that speaks to you. Know it doesn't matter how quote Unquote Nice. Your master was slavery was terrible and the first chance that people felt that they take they took it to leave and that his wife Martha was afraid of what would happen to her after his death when it came to what she had to do to honor his request and how she was going to live with the slaves with you know with the people there so I really appreciate it that Alexis Cole pointed out the nuances of of what it meant for George Washington to be a slave owner and how that affected the rest of his household including I think one of the sons who was abusive. And it was like a terrible person So I I just thought that was very honest and refreshing and I hope that causes more people to Kind of open their eyes about the truth of of the situation and that it's not just you can't just brush off so well that's that's just what was happening at the time that people may decisions and we need to understand that sometimes those decisions were harmful to the people around him. Marsha as a fellow historian. How do you think about the audience of these kinds of books? Like what makes a book Dad Buck and and and what makes a book not a Dad Book? And is there something What is it about this kind of history that is biased toward like the mail reader the older white male reader?.
"george washington" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"The history of the world there has not been a more genuinely democratic struggle for freedom than ours I read Carlisle's French resolution while was imprisoned and Pandit has told me something thing about the Russian revolution but it is my conviction that inasmuch as the struggles were fought with the weapons of violence they fail to realize the Democratic Ideal in democracy which I haven't envisions a democracy established by nonviolence there will be equal freedom for all everybody will be master it is to join a struggle for rush democracy that I invite you today once you realized this you will forget the differences between the Hindus and the Muslims in think of yourself as Indians only engaged in the common struggle Oh for independence then there is a question of your attitude towards the British I have noticed that there's hatred towards the British among people. The people say they are disgusted with their behavior. The people make no distinction between British imperialism and the British people to them. The two are one this hatred even make them welcome the Japanese. It is most dangerous angels and means that they will exchange one slavery for another. We must get rid of this feeling. Our quarrel is not with the British people. We fight their imperialism. The proposal for the withdrawing withdrawing of British power did not come out of anger it came to enable India to play his do part at the present critical juncture. It is not happy position for a big country like India India to be merely helping with money immaterial obtained Willy Nilly from her while the United Nations are conducting war. We cannot evoke the chew spirit of sacrifice and Valor. So so long as we are not free I know the British government will not be able to withhold freedom from us in. We have made enough self sacrifice we must therefore purge ourselves of hatred. Speaking for myself. I can say that I have never felt any hatred. As a matter of fact I feel myself to be a friend of the British now than ever before one reason is that they are today today in distress my very friendship therefore demands that I should try to save them from their mistakes as I view the situation there on the brink of an abyss at therefore it becomes my duty to warn them other danger even though it may for the time being angered them to the point of cutting off their friendly hand that stretched out to help them. People may laugh nevertheless nevertheless that is my claim at a time when I may have to launch the biggest of my life I may not harbor hatred against anybody. Gandhi fire wire nation. And I hope that you enjoyed both of these speeches both for powerful for different ways but in the end some very similar things were common. Thrill I hope you enjoyed and I'll catch you on the flip side. The one funnel away challenge from Click funnels support you from day one through day thirty to help you get your funnel live in. Just thirty days joined the next one that funnel away challenge for just one hundred dollars at ao fire dot com slash slash funnel. That's ill fire dot com slash funnel. A New Year is the perfect opportunity to take your business to the next level by by hiring the right people but finding qualified candidates can be challenging. Lucky for us there's ZIP recruiter. And right now you can try ZIP recruiter for free. The AT ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash fire. Zip Recruiter the smartest way to hire.
"george washington" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
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"george washington" Discussed on Today, Explained
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The show is called Little America. Eight episodes check him out now. Why did the supreme in court decided to take this case? Matt you know Smarter Legal Minds than I say that it's because they want to drop these convictions to keep Kelly and Baroni any out of prison today to the Supreme Court. There's a clear difference between politics and crime. And the way the justices were peppering. The attorney for the government at the Supreme Court indicated that they just might do that later this year when they make a ruling. Some of the justices were skeptical. Skeptical justice even Briars said quote. I don't know how this case works when the Supreme Court heard the case on January fourteenth these these seem to really be focusing on two questions questions and one was the question of these fraud charges and whether the defendants had really obtained property through fraud. which is what the statute says? Because they didn't get anything out of it. There was no bribe. They didn't get any cash they just got potentially a political medical victory by punishing. The mayor and justice. Briar said. That is not a good thing to do it is really undesirable and maybe it should be a crime thirty years in prison that I'm not sure these guys by the way are only getting thirteen months for Kelly. Eighteen months for BARONI. So I don't know where Briar got thirty years in prison but he's saying it's not really a crime you're just kind of reallocating public property. So they had some real concerns about that and then the other piece of it was the government was trying to establish that the lie though the cover up the fact that they said this is because of a traffic study that indicated indicated fraud. But the in order to do that. They've really kind of twist themselves in a pretzel because they have to say that bill. Baroni didn't have the Authority Eh. Close the lanes because somebody with the authority according to the law can do whatever they want. They can close lanes for whatever reason they want to even if they lie about the real reason. It's not illegal so the justices seemed wholly unconvinced that this constituted a federal crime. It's an awesome that case that somebody who has the authority to do something may lie about. Why the person is doing the the thing because if the real reason was exposed there would be a lot of caused a furor? People would be angry but that doesn't show. The person doesn't have the authority. It sounds like there are some serious checks on power hanging in the balance here though. Like is the assumption that if you're if you're elected into executive office office be at a mayoralty or the governorship or even the presidency that you can pretty much do whatever you want. So long as you're not directly breaking the Law Huh. That's what the justice seem to be saying that there are other remedies as they call it an illegal parlins for this so the remedies as for a boneheaded traffic study would be to vote out the people who conducted it. The Supreme Court in recent years has been reluctant to give federal prosecutors tools to fight political corruption. As if that's not their job because what it comes down to is if the bridge gate convictions. Stand than more political corruption will be illegal essentially and if it doesn't stand then more political corruption will be allowed if feels like this whole cases just about lying and whether or not politicians I should be able to lie. d- feel like someone who's covered this story for years now. Who wrote a book about it? Do people care about that. Is there an appetite tight for that. I think they do Chris. Christie was never charged with a crime here but he went from being one of the most popular governors in the country streets who the least popular governor in the country because New Jersey turned on him because they decided that either he or his people had lied and and that really permitted over into the presidential campaign when Christie then announced a run for for president we need to have strength and decision making an authority back in the Oval Office. And that is why today I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Republican nomination. For President of the United States in America never was able to recapture the magic and the popularity that he wants had. Because if you remember the the original regional Chris Christie during the Obama years. Here's a guy who's GonNa tell everybody the straight truth you stupid on topic next question if you needed to Hug Obama after after Hurricane Sandy he would do that if he needed to stick it to Republicans. He would do that if you needed to. Talk smack to over porter would do that and he had this. There was authentic about him. Thank thank you all very much and I'm sorry for the over there and bridge gate because of the lie inherent in it really made people doubt whether that authenticity was a bunch of BS. Yes I am not a bully. He went from leading the field for two thousand sixteen Republican presidential candidates. Finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary dropping out right after that and none other than president trump himself reportedly said that. If wasn't for bridge gate he would have never even run. It created such an opening waiting for somebody else that Donald Trump was able to fill the void George Washington bridge. He knew about it. How do you have breakfast with people? Every day of your lives lives the closing up the largest bridge in the world during rush hour with them all the time. The people that did it. They never said Chris Tonight. We're closing closing up the George Washington Bridge because the mayor of a certain area is against you. Oh okay that imagine. Nobody believes that now. Now there's no more lying in politics so everything's good now and maybe we're still than losing his shot at the presidency and having having his Powell Donald Take it instead his one true hero. Bruce springsteen crossed the bridge to New York to make fun of him on the tonight. Show with Jimmy Fallon. He told told me that he could never even watch that clip but it was amazing and I hope you play. Swear on the street stuck in traffic on the GW DE shirt down the toll of glory. Because we didn't endorse this Christie. A maquette this was a real pleasure. Thank you so much. Just Shock Pleasures Jersey of cats and his colleagues over at WNYC won a peabody for their coverage of bridge gate. He's the author of American governor. Chris Christie's Bridge to redemption. 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"george washington" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"So he he kept his diary during the trip which obviously to this point would be his biggest adventure. Blueberry makes perfect sense and this is our primary source to right correct yeah. They're there's still <hes> the reason fairly good condition for its age. <hes> there are missing missing pages but but that's to be expected but what is in there. <hes> gives a pretty good idea of his time on the island in what he thought about it. How long did he end up on the island ryan. So what's what's odd about this because of the impacted has and how barbados still recognize george washington as an important figure in its history is he only spent seven weeks which which is about the same length of the trip there <hes> and back so there was kind of a fourteen week trip and only half of it was actually spent bent in barbados. He credited this trip to giving him a larger perspective on the british empire and fresh insights on the plantation management agricultural productivity slavery wealth and poverty which is <hes> something he wrote in his journal in leaving bridgetown barbados the capital now. Let's explore that had a little bit further because you had a note about bridgetown where you mentioned that this would have been with this has been the largest city the george washington and seen at this point young life yeah he's mostly spent time in in medium size cities in in virginia <hes> barbados at this point <hes> because of its wealth from the sugar industry was actually a pretty pretty bustling metropolis comparatively to the kind of semi rural area that he'd come from. I'm in virginia so imagine <hes> growing up in some part of georgia. That's not atlanta and coming to mind for the first time the the size of the buildings as you travel through downtown can can kind of give similar effect of a of a different world so you you mentioned that this this voyage taken about six weeks <hes> it's funny in context because is apparently a flight <hes> from washington dc to barbados now is only about six hours so it would have been a real commitment to get to this place and sent and consequently <hes>. It's really interesting they when he was on the ship george washington kind of learned a lot about navigation and he also did a lot of fishing with his brother off the side of the boat and they actually on november second <hes>. They sighted land way earlier than they expected because i guess the the captain wasn't as crack navigators he thought he it was and they thought they were like one hundred and fifty leagues to the east of barbados but then they have this very early call of landho- and you've mentioned this coral reefs in how what barbados is is kind of composed of and so this side of the island they were approaching was pretty treacher estimate would have had all of these rocks and corals and things that would have would have wanted to compare for and expect but luckily they did land <hes> without you know crashing the ship the success right the name of the of the shit. That's right so logically quickly. This success was not <hes> not to be an ironic name at least at that point and they anchored in carlisle bay and that is when he got his first look look at this bustling economy this <hes> absolutely you know alien world to him right and carl as <hes> is now pretty resort already but you can tell why it was chosen as as a landing point because it's an a little concave area in the island and it's full sand but all around it are the rocks and the girl that no described from the atlantic side of the atlantic side is treacherous rocky side in the caribbean sea waves those are softer and make for an easier. You're landing on the kind of split the difference and wind carlisle bay which is still a really prominent port for bridgetown got it so speaking of easy landings here <hes> one thing that's fascinating about this. Is that it. This mode of travel or this. Kind of travel has a lot in common with travel today today in unfamiliar places the number one rule of traveling to an unfamiliar place is that things tend to go easier. If you have a local connection you know sometimes times they call him a fixer depending on the country but sometimes it's just a friend and this is where george and lawrence but you know george starts it's to actualize his dream of moving in these elite circles right yes so they were arranged to to spend some time with the clark family. Get near jenny clark. I'm not sure if you guys have input on that would go with the hard g commit atari. We're gonna we're gonna go with <hes> gibney clark and <hes> he was a prominent merchant and bridgetown. He invited them to his house but at that time his family though he was lawrence washington's wife's uncle right yes yes and mrs clark actually had had smallpox so george was a little bit <hes> skeptical about going there he had not suffered from it but lawrence had and so he was immune but this illness was enough to keep the washington's from lodging from them <hes> as they originally intended which actually turns out to be a benefit because that particular house is further away from the city centre bridgetown and instead the brothers stayed with james carter was a relative of of the carter family. That was pretty well known. I'm back in their hometown in virginia so they stayed with him for for the first <hes> four days of this of this trip and then lawrence's doctor dr william hillary who <hes> he was recommended to go see while he was in barbados suggested that they go further up as you go into the center of barbados it elevates an kind of the center of the island is mountainous and the air is drier obviously to way from the the humidity of the sea but fortunately for this story they weren't able to find and any lodging up there and they return back to the city where george who was not stuck staying in bed was able to go out at night he actually took in his first <hes> theater play at this time <hes> he went to dances and dinners was social elites like he'd always desired he ate at the nicest homes and the country tree he met with military leaders. This was kind of his first experience with military leaders and something that is really unique about barbados is it's the only british colony that was never lost britain ever lost it due to military conquests or anything they've always been able to fend off the invaders the french and and others others heavily fortified right and this is also is one of my favorite details. This is also george washington finds one of his favorite foods right yeah he <hes> he first tasted the pineapple during the trip which is a superior snack. I'm just going to say yeah. I mean it's it's a great fruit and it's one that he <hes> he carries with him. Throughout his life and is is seen almost every dinner that he hosted in the white house <hes> he loved it as a as a post dinner dr cleanser kind of and you guys know that it's pretty refreshing and it it becomes something that he kind of talks about. You know when you take a trip <hes> <hes> any training food for the next few months. That's all you talk about well for george. That's <hes> that's kinda becomes his life he kind of has as pineapple antidote nearly all of his conversations so i love i love that idea and it's going to color the way i think about all his conversations for the rest of my life. At least east i wanna go somewhere interesting with this in a bit of a securities fashion so we know from his own writing that he he was amazed by not just barbados itself but by barbados in comparison to virginia right because virginia was more rural less intensely cultivated cultivated <hes> and he talked about how there were just people everywhere. I think you said specifically everywhere was furnished with inhabitants and while this this was a good thing for him. It probably led to <hes> his medical concerns as well right yeah while he was there going to these parties <hes> he's in the early prime. If is adulthood <hes> he's taking women to theater. He's going on dates hold on. Is that a euphemism taking someone to the theater could be okay. We just wanna be clear <hes> but yeah he he's you know he's doing what what most people do in their in in their late teenagers and <hes> during this time he contract smallpox despite not staying at the clark's which is an important note in the story away fisher smallpox as he contracted on the island where he was already in a home that had frequent doctors visits he had servants to wait. Wait on him. He was also in a good climate to recover from it. If there weren't <hes> wasn't anything taxing he was yeah. Let's not forget. He was there in the first place with someone one who is suffering from a free debilitating condition to help them convalesce so this was sort of an optimal place for him to catch this and and probably whether it in a way that maybe wouldn't have been the case back home right fine yeah so if we think about washington the revolutionary war general he is able to recover in a bed in warm beautiful tropic topic barbados oppose the battlefields <hes> where many of the soldiers died from smallpox so <hes> as i mentioned earlier lawrence as you contract smallpox and recover if you're successful then you have immunity to <hes> and this is actually credited as a reason for george washington washington success in that war <hes> in the revolutionary war but also barbados <hes> like i mentioned before is important because he gets exposure to british i military tactics <hes> while meeting their which also plays plays a part in his war successes that have been through first hand encounters with british military officers estimate of these fancy dress address parties. You know exactly yeah he was able to the house is his house that he stayed at and is still there is right next to one of the largest forts on the island right and and he would frequently go there for lunches and dinners and have conversations with high of generals which in the american military or the colonial military at the time who you wouldn't really have access to that level of information right and it's information of what would later become the opposing forces forces say it's easy to forget the time washington is a subject of the british empire. You know i mean that's that's what's up. He is <hes> he's definitely not a british citizen but he's on their side. Technically he has no idea to become <hes> such a figure in in american history me. That's the most fascinating part of this story. He has no idea just to continue. He has no idea that the united states will even be thing. This is a very different look at this guy and also while we're doing a very different look <hes> i propose we do a very honest look because this is something <hes> whenever we talk talk about the founding fathers. This is something that often gets skirted around or circumvented but this guy was not a saint right. He has actually really been dogged by some rumors or allegations that he left his mark on her betas in more than one way he's been <hes> people have said that. He actually fathered some children. Yeah you know when i was there. <hes> several of the people we met with including <hes> dr kara watson ho come up later in this in this podcast would often make jokes <hes> with local saying. Is your last name washington. Are you look like one washington kids. <hes> it's a it's kind of a joke that he's kind of the father of the island in in his in his <hes> seven week period he it's possible that he may have helped conceive <hes> at least a handful of children and <hes> it's kind of a it's kind of an interesting idea because as many of you guys know he didn't have children of his own that he claimed that that you know we're showing as as <hes> direct descendants of him none with martha washington ripe yeah and it often thought that he was actually sterile due to a previous bout that.
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"Do a many people would do is say, you know, I'm going to take out as many of them as I can we're gonna go out in a blaze glory. But instead, George Washington does the best thing that George Washington. Always does is he adopts he says, you know, what we're not going to take everyone ablaze glory. We're gonna adapt, and we're gonna have a daring escape and in the middle of the night, while everyone sleeping, he brings all these boats to the river in one by one all the men are getting onboard and selling and. Across the river. And what they all see is at George Washington won't get on the boat until all of them are on the boat, and he's putting others in front of himself risking his own life. The lives of our men, and that's what leadership is right? Like that's the exact opposite of where we are as a culture today. We don't have leaders anymore. We have politicians is a huge difference between a leader and a politician and I get on the boat because he had lifeguards. That right that. Let's talk about tell us about that. Because this wasn't just a plot to assassinate George Washington. It was a plot from within. Yeah. So one of the great things we found I never knew this party either until we started digging is there was a point in time at the beginning of the revolution. Which Washington realize he needs better guards, he needs, you know? So we asked all of his top all the top regiments. He wants four men. He says give me four men your your four best menu. Have and knows become they call, you know, the generals guards it call them Washington's guards bodyguards, but what they really are called Har his lifeguards. It truly are guardian his life. They are truly his lifeguards. And it's a number of these lifeguards who actually switched sides. And again, we love to tell the story of you know, we're all this United States were all wonderful. We all come together, we fight the British. But it was it was four from that. There were so many people here who are still loyal is still on the British side. Who thought you know, what the patriots are going to? They're gonna lose like I should stick with the British side. And then when the patriots did while they were like, you know, what these these British you're gonna lose. We should switch people were doing exactly what they are. Today were sadly opportunists, and there are people out there who will switch sides on a dime, depending on who's winning when George Washington says, we don't have any more gunpowder guess what a lot of people are like screw this. I don't wanna be shot. I'm going on the other side. And when you have this this kind of flexibility this moral flexibility in the people who are in your army. You better believe that there are people inside your army who are who are going to who can do a lot of harm. And that's what happens with the life guards. So it's the governor of New York starts plotting, the the mayor of New York starts plotting and they plot with members of George Washington's.