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Daylight saving time ends Sunday. Here are 4 things you should know
"Daylight saving time is out standard time in starting this weekend I'm Ben Thomas with the reminder It means a change for most of the United States standard time returns at 2 a.m. local time Sunday It'll last until March 12th so the clock goes back an hour darkness will arrive earlier in the evening but it will be lighter earlier in the morning Of course some are already there Hawaii American Samoa Guam Puerto Rico the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time The twice a year time change has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent The Senate passed the sunshine protection
Ben Thomas, United States And American Samoa discussed on AP News Radio
"Daylight saving time is out standard time in starting this weekend I'm Ben Thomas with the reminder It means a change for most of the United States standard time returns at 2 a.m. local time Sunday It'll last until March 12th so the clock goes back an hour darkness will arrive earlier in the evening but it will be lighter earlier in the morning Of course some are already there Hawaii American Samoa Guam Puerto Rico the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time The twice a year time change has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent The Senate passed the sunshine protection act in March but the house hasn't acted on it Ben Thomas Washington
"guam" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"I gotta take my life with this phone take it she's soaking with me yeah soaking with it and I like to talk it like a process and I can take it from you like a thousand popping in your apartment first pulled out and you didn't know time to wait make it work so where did these shirts you got a second then you count my heart say the hills on your feet strap around your ankle. Call that four gang with two to like two or two like two music get loose on the front right but then if you got ten again bring a brilliant take it to the song yeah yeah if you ain't really where Guam being. We ain't no lords when you blow me yeah I ain't gonna dance well don't didn't why you wanna waste a good song yeah then you wait wait round do nothing. So much like all up in the ocean like I hate taking the light with this all I say yeah she's so good with the streets soaking wet yeah it's all you like.
Seoul's reprisal blows up after North Korean missile success
"Amal functioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground during a live fire drill with the U.S. The explosion and subsequent fire panicked and confused residents of a coastal city who were already uneasy about the increasingly provocative weapons test despite the north Their concern that it could be an attack only grew as the military and officials provided no explanation about the explosion for ours the missile actually was a reprisal for the north's successful launch a day earlier of a weapon that flew over Japan and has the range to strike the U.S. territory of Guam One lawmaker wrote on Facebook a weapons system operated by our taxpayers money ended up threatening our own people I'm Charles De Ledesma
Democrats Love Illegal Immigration
"Because people who come here the right way obviously believe in process they believe in law they believe in order and they believe in the power of the United States and the power of the United States What we represent is fueled by law order and an allegiance to principle in allegiance to the constitution Those are the kinds of people come here the right way who might later on not vote for the wrong way and chaos and the lack of Law & Order Does that make sense If your goal was to get more people here you could do it the legal way They don't want that Because to them this is about voting power Now they try to turn that around on us at a racist They don't want to be That is the most ridiculous absurd offensive It's a typical liberal move It's a slimeball move It's what they do all the time The irony of this is it is the liberals obsessed with the racial component of immigration It's not us It's not us at all Again we're principal We don't care where you come from You're a Poland Mexico Canada nobody cares If you're Hank Johnson Guam You get the joke later some other people Nobody cares Tim you just figured that out right We don't care We just want you to come here legally Liberals don't want that They prefer illegal immigration Illegal immigration creates the demographic destiny argument or they thought it did
"guam" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"You couldn't see them until it was too late. Did you wear protective gear? You mentioned all the things you couldn't carry with you if you had the flame thrower, did you have to protect coverings to make sure you didn't burn yourself? Not a bit. We weren't that smart. No, one we were training. We learned rather quickly. You do not fire into the wind, because you're going to get the result, not him. And if you fire it at body shoulder level, it doesn't go anywhere simply because of wind resistance. It burns out before it can go anywhere. That's why this gunnery sergeant came up with the idea of firing it on the ground and let it roll. Because the wind resistance wasn't there. And I don't know whether any other outfit ever did that or not. I have no idea. I've never talked to another flamethrower operator that just have an encountered one. With some other some of the other combination. And I'd like to we'll come right back on veterans chronicles. Welcome back to veterans chronicles. I'm Greg Columbus, honored to be joined today by Herschel woody Williams, Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima. And we're now at the stage of your story where we can talk about the Battle of Iwo Jima, February 1945. Take us ashore. Okay, when we boarded the ship off Guam, that's where we had lived since we had taken Guam in the previous July in August. We had a more chip. Brought out a board that had a diagram on it that outlined the looks of Iwo Jima. And that's where we first learned, where we were going, and the night of it. And but we were a reserve division to the fourth and 5th divisions. And each one of those divisions had 20,000 people in them. So we were just a backup, in case they would need us, and we were told that probably we would never get off ship. They would get us together up on the top deck. Everybody sit down and they would brief us. And of course, they would do that over and over because we had about 20,000 people on that ship. That would probably be gone. 5 days, and then not be used, didn't think they would have to have it. Because the island was only two and a half miles. Wide, and 5 miles long, and were just taking Guam that I think was 16 miles from coastline to coastline. So nobody could have imagined that it was going to take that long to take 36 days to take that little piece of rock. And we didn't have any intelligence about The Rock at all. The only thing that we apparently knew for sure is the underwater demo people from the navy had gone in and cleared the coastline where the haggis books were going to come in to make sure they weren't bombed the boat shop..
"guam" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Into the air, which is going to hit resistance, we shoot it on the ground and roll it into a cave or roll it into a pillbox, because the ball of flame would be 8 ten feet in diameter. It's just a huge ball orange ball of flame. And that's what we started training with, and that's exactly finally ended up. That's what we did. So when we got ready to leave Guadalcanal and go to Guam to take the island of Guam, we mixed many 55 gallon drums of that mixture. So that when we got there, we would have available, we had 15 or 20 flamethrowers already serviced ready to go when we got there. And so that was that was the fuel that I was using on February the 23rd, 1945, because we continued to use that. After after Guam was not, it's briefly talked about Guam because that was the first time you got to use it. I would imagine. So what was it like to put all this training into practice? Well, actually, when we hit Guam, Guam was almost totally coral rock. Very difficult to dig caves or very difficult to build a structure on, if you will. Because coral rock was, I think, it's harder than rock. That's possible. Although I carried a flamethrower a lot for the first four or 5 days of the combat on Guam, I never had an opportunity to use it. My assistant, each guy had to have an assistant because all of the stuff that you would normally carry as a rifleman. Your bedroll, your pack, your extra ammunition, your grenades, all that other stuff, you couldn't do that with the flamethrower. So my assistant would have to carry everything I couldn't carry. So you had to have an assistant to a gesture. During the first 5 days of Guam, when we hit the beach, we had a huge hill, we caught it a hill. I don't think they ever called it a mountain, but a huge hill in front of us. And the Japanese were up on the ridge. So for 5 days, we kept trying to get up that hill to the top of the ridge, and every time we had tried, they'd be dispatched. They had all the advantages and we didn't have any. And finally, after 5 days with a lot of airplane bombing and striking and that kind of stuff we finally got to the top of the hill and set up our own defense on top of the ridge. But I never had an opportunity to use the fine Thor because from there on, were in jungle. I mean, real thick jungle, almost sometimes you'd have to crawl in order to get through it. So then have a useful frame Thor. The Japanese couldn't dig any caves, and they couldn't dig any holes, their principal defense there was to camouflage themselves, either on the ground or in trees, and you couldn't find them..
"guam" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Well, you know, the criticality is to prevent the adversary planes from launching and taking on your aircraft in the case of the Top Gun ones, the Iranian aircraft against the FACs. But the United States, that is a critical base for establishing air supremacy in the in between the first and second island chains. But it's also where we would reload and launch refueling aircraft potentially bombers and certainly fighters. So it is a critical airfield to the indo paycom commander's war plan for deterring or defeating China. Admiral, you had a very senior position in defending the Pacific and I know you know this, but can you explain to people that just because China attacks Guam doesn't mean the world is ending? It's actually a likely target in a sub nuclear conflict. Am I right in saying that? I think you are to make sure that we think that they think that the Chinese have actually put together like patriotic videos of Chinese weapons systems striking Guam and showing that widely inside the country into their military. They've certainly put it on the table. And certainly it's something that we have to plan for. If they don't strike Guam and they don't strike U.S. airfields in Japan, it is going to be the U.S. will eventually have its way with the Chinese. Can you explain that? We need two real strong capabilities to take on China. One is our submarines and an undersea warfare job. What we really do have a strong asymmetric advantage. The problem, of course, is summary and warfare is very slow. So that we will slowly erode the Chinese navy through losses from our submarines over time at a conflict. The way we can rapidly deal with the Chinese navy, which is the critical force for them as they try to do a cross straight invasion of Taiwan or an attack on the senkaku islands in the East China Sea against Japan. The quick way of doing it is with long-range anti ship cruise missiles launched from air force and navy aircraft. Principally air force, the B one and eventually the B-52 and then with the navy from the F-18 and eventually the P 8. And to do that, you need airfields. And if you allow us to maintain airfields in Japan and in Guam, we will be able to maintain the air supremacy we need to allow our bombers and our refuelers to penetrate and strike Chinese targets. Now for those who do not know, admiral Montgomery recently serves as executive director to the cyber solarium, which focused on cyber vulnerability and cyber capability. This is a different realm. This is about the stuff that we are used to in Top Gun and that we as civilians understand what happened. But it is possible to deter a Chinese attack by hardening Guam, even though they now have these hypersonic multiple reentry vehicles that go backwards. And I gather can do pirouettes and we don't have any idea how to shoot them down. How do you stop that admiral? Well, you absolutely right. We're going to have to stop a lot of Chinese missiles. They have a thousands of cruise missiles that can reach out to the first and second island chains. They have hundreds of land based ballistic missiles that can reach out into the first and second economic change. And they're now developing hypersonic weapons. Now, we have systems to handle the first two cruise missiles and ballistic missiles. And we need to properly integrate them in place them on Guam and that's what the article talk about. But you referred to a third thing, the hypersonic muscle. What we say is, look, hypersonic defense is lagging hypersonic attack. Russia, China and for that matter, the United States have been going gangbusters on developing hypersonic attack weapons. And you read about it in the press all the time and the Chinese have done quite a bit of testing. And the Russians have done some testing and now the U.S. is testing. Hypersonic defense is equally important because particularly for the United States who is the democracy. We're not the first mover. We're not the country that is the authoritarian nation that's going to strike first normally. You don't want the first mover. The authoritarian regime to have a capability for which you have no defense. That puts deterrence in jeopardy. Therefore, it's critical that we get hypersonic deterrence going. What we recommend is that the missile defense agency and agency within the Department of Defense had some great successes over the years that they be focused on a tackling this hypersonic defense. They'd be given all the rapid acquisition authorities they need so they can get on this right away and help maintain deterrence in the western Pacific. Last month by McFarland died in bud McFarland's role in promoting strategic defense initiative back in the early 80s, was not much covered. That's what we sort of need again. And people laughed at Reagan, right? And now everyone understands SDI was actually a smart thing. How long does it take us to get from where we are to where we need to be in terms of defense.
Understanding the Geopolitics of China, Guam, and the Pacific
"Had a very senior position in defending the Pacific and I know you know this, but can you explain to people that just because China attacks Guam doesn't mean the world is ending? It's actually a likely target in a sub nuclear conflict. Am I right in saying that? I think you are to make sure that we think that they think that the Chinese have actually put together like patriotic videos of Chinese weapons systems striking Guam and showing that widely inside the country into their military. They've certainly put it on the table. And certainly it's something that we have to plan for. If they don't strike Guam and they don't strike U.S. airfields in Japan, it is going to be the U.S. will eventually have its way with the Chinese. Can you
"guam" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"I'm joined by admiral Mark Montgomery retired United States Navy. He is the author recently of an article in defense one titled Guam needs better missile defenses, urgently. I wanted him to explain this to the audience at large. Good morning, admiral. Welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt show. Hey, good morning Hugh, and thank you for having me. Now admiral, we've got steelers fans listening and they think Guam is made by Wrigley's. So we're going to start at the beginning. And Guam tip over if we put too many marines on it. What exactly is where and why do we care about Guam? So Guam is a U.S. territory that is physically located in the western Pacific. It's on what's called the second island chain. In other words, the second chain of islands away from the coast of China. It is a major U.S. Military base. We have a large airfield there named Anderson airfield. We used it during World War II. We use it during the Vietnam War. And we will undoubtedly have to use it if we get in the crisis or contingency with China. It also hosts a submarine facility. What are the only submarine base in the western Pacific? And one of the few places where we could reload submarines in a wartime condition. And then finally, and not an importantly, it's home to a 170,000 U.S. citizens who expect to be defended in a conflict. Well said, I would like to point out as well that airfields, if anyone saw Top Gun: Maverick and everyone saw Top Gun: Maverick, judging by the box office, what did the United States Navy do first? It took out the airfields in the enemy, not named Iran, but Iran, first thing they did was cripple the air strips. Why did they do that, admiral?.
"guam" Discussed on Mentors for Military Podcast
"Mere mirror. Please help me out, damn it. You were talking about the push ups and everything. So why was the push up so difficult for you? Was it because of your height or something of that nature or was it just not working on that muscle group? Yeah, I think a little bit of both. And then at a certain point you do poor enough at him, it becomes a mental thing a little bit as well. But you've got the longer levers. You've got the physics checks out that it's going to be harder for me to do them. Yeah. He's like a C 5. He can do the work. It just takes a while. I say that. I knew a guy from Guam and I think I've shared this on the podcast, but this guy, when I served with him, he was a beast, man. He had, I wanted his thighs because every time he walked, they just rolled with his muscle and everything, right? He looked like a bodybuilder, but on the PT test, he couldn't do the two mile run because by the time he did the push ups, it wasn't the push ups. It was a setup that got him. He used his thigh muscle because he was so short. He used all of his thighs to do his setup. So when he ran his muscle and his thighs were cramping on him. His stomach in thighs and everything. So he would almost have to try to help him cross the finish line. And now you're talking about a tall immediately I thought of my buddy from Guam and the challenges he had. Yeah. And for me, it turned into this whole journey. One, I'm coming from an athletic background. We're really, I got to reach the levels I did because I was really either a gifted or I was just talented. I was doing stuff I was good at. Now I'm in this new arena. Hey, you're a 7 foot guy that gets measured by how well you can do body weight exercises. I was the most self defeating athlete ever. I'm built great for a basketball court, but this isn't super humbling, so I was humbled. And then it started this whole journey for me. I ended up free weekends. I was going to strengthen conditioning conferences. I was driving around the country. I was meeting with coaches. I was having them put together a very specific plans for me because you got to believe me. I made it to the NBA. I know what it takes to reform athletically, how you got to treat your body, how you got to eat. And sometimes when you hear someone's not doing well on a part of a PT test, you chalk it up to discipline. And I promise you, it wasn't when I was trying it. In any ways, it was this huge journey came out of something so small, something that people normally overlook or don't give to just push ups..
N. Korea confirms test of missile capable of striking Guam
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"guam" Discussed on WTOP
"Did not rule out an escalation by Russia and he said he was grateful for American support That's included plain loads of munitions arriving here in Kyiv in recent days But Ukraine's government has consistently urged calm clearly worried that the threat of invasion could be destabilizing CBS News correspondent Holly Williams North Korea has conducted its longest range missile test since 2017 an unprecedented 7th missile test this month The angle height and distance confirmed here in the south indicate the north began its Sunday morning by test firing an intermediate range ballistic missile capable of striking U.S. Military bases in Guam President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has said the north's not only violated its UN commitments but has moved closer to resuming intercontinental ballistic missile testing which would be even more threatening to the U.S. That's reporter Alex Jensen in Seoul The number of new COVID infections in the U.S. is falling They were down 24% last week but hospitalizations remain at peak levels and deaths are rising Healthcare workers are still on guard Doctor Jeremy Faust of Boston's Brigham and women's hospital Do you fear there will be more spikes and surges ahead I think predicting this virus is bad business I think that no one had ever heard of home Macron on November 23rd and then it was it took us all by storm And now another possible threat A stealth new sub variant of omicron VA two has popped up in nearly half the country CBS News correspondent lilia Luciano The prospect of pardons is now being dangled for capital riot defendants Former president Donald Trump whose own role on and around January 6th of last year is now being investigated by a congressional committee talk to enthusiastic supporters about some of those directly involved in the capitol riot now facing criminal charges There are about 700 of them If I run and if I win we will treat those people from January 6th fairly.
"guam" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"Consultant and business partner and then he relocated to Waikiki and established one of the biggest tourist landmark bars, Don the beachcomber. Back to Vic bergeron, Vick's original Mai Tai consisted of fresh lime juice, orange Curaçao, rock candy syrup, or get syrup, dark, Jamaican rum, and Martinique rum, or rum, Agricole. The drink was wildly popular, and supposedly, this is an unconfirmed story, but a tahitian visor exclaimed Mai Tai, which means very good or out of this world. And thus the drink was named the Mai Tai. Vic eventually opened up the bar known as trader vix, also in Waikiki. But the Mai Tai found today is generally the newer recipe Vick created in 1953 for the royal Hawaiian and surfrider hotels. The royal Hawaiian Mai Tai became a signature drink and it included the addition of pineapple juice orange juice and grenadine. Also Vick's original night's high use a pretty expensive rum that was more rare, so the royal Hawaiian maitai uses gold or amber rum and dark rum float instead. And generally they'll also add in a third rum. You just add in all the rubber. You can. Because you know, why not have three revs? Right. I mean, I guess it's hard for us to understand a little bit because we don't really drink allergic to. Allergic to it. Asian glow. Yeah. But also, you know, when you just hear it, if you don't know anything about alcohol, which includes us. It's like much. Wow. Three rubs. Sounds like a lot. Yeah, and while learning about the Mai Tai, I did learn bits of why they used three rums and conceptually an intellectually I understand that it was to get a certain flavor that isn't found besides in the specific realms that are not found anymore. I get it, but also that is so much rub. Yeah. It just reminds me of when I was a kid and I was at the fountain drinks and with a little bit of each soda..
"guam" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"The Japanese followed up the bombing with amphibious landings. Due to the resilience of the U.S. Military forces and the Philippine resistance fighters, as well as some tactical errors by the Japanese military, the Philippines campaign lasted from December 8th, 1941, all the way to May 8th, 1942. Several months longer than the Japanese expected. The U.S. forces were treated several times south in a leapfrogging manner to provide support and allow half their numbers to retreat and build defenses. They retreated to bataan, where the battle of bataan followed. But the U.S. forces were overrun again and needed a retreat to corregidor island where general rain Wright, the U.S. forces, and the Filipino forces were treated. The loss in the Philippines to the Japanese empire is considered the worst military defeat in U.S. history, with about 23,000 American military personnel, and 100,000 Filipino soldiers killed or captured. Again, we're going to go more in depth on the history of the Philippines at a later date, but just know the Japanese with their surprise attacks and follow-up offensive forces controlled the Philippines for about three years until the Japanese surrendered in 1945. But if it weren't for the Filipino soldiers and resistance fighters, including guerrilla forces, the Philippine scouts and various militia, the Japanese military would have been better able to focus their attention to other parts of Asia and fighting the U.S.. The people of the Philippines were instrumental in World War II. There's a great book called Philippines resistance, the last allied stronghold in the Pacific by Stacey Ann battery in a Salinas and cle de Shu, will be sure to link to it in our show notes. You can also go back and listen to episode 57 where we take time to talk about the congressional gold medal that was awarded to the Filipino military veterans. So this December 7th and 8th, we hope you take time to remember Pearl Harbor, as well as wake island Guam and the Philippines, the often forgotten U.S..
"guam" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"By December 10th, the Japanese landed 400 troops at Dunkin speech and quickly defeated the insular force guard before advancing on the marine barracks and pity. By 6 a.m., governor McMillan had officially surrendered. In total, there were 17 killed 35 wounded and 406 military and civilian personnel captured. Interesting fact, the Japanese had inaccurate reconnaissance information and overestimated the U.S. forces, so they attacked with a much larger force than was necessary. Another interesting fact is that there were 6 American military personnel who escaped capture and tried to cause havoc. Three were found and executed by September 1942, two additional by October 1942, but one of them, U.S. Navy radioman first class George tweed, was able to escape capture and was rescued by a U.S. Navy ship in July 1944. Just ten days before the U.S. landed in Guam. To hear more about the treatment of the chamorros during the occupation and the impact of the Saipan chamorro's in support of the Japanese, we really recommend going back to episode 7. Before we shift to the attack on the Philippines, one last interesting fact, people of Japanese descent on Guam and the CNMI faced a lot of discrimination after World War II, often changing their names to hide their Japanese heritage. That change with the impact of tourism, tourists from Japan are one of the largest sources of income in Guam now. The Philippines were another territory that was acquired after the Spanish-American War. We're planning a much more detailed episode on the full history. But here's the synopsis, it's your classic story of plucky resistance fighters battling their colonial rulers, the Spanish, and getting help from a foreign country, the United States of America. Only to be double cross in the end and have the new foreign country still United States of America become the new colonial rulers. The U.S. established a few military bases as part of their presence in the far east. As you can imagine, the people of the Philippines didn't appreciate being anyone's colony. So there were several decades of increasing political unrest. The ongoing trouble was enough to convince the U.S. to sign the Philippine independence act in 1934, AKA the tidings mcduffie act. This established a ten year transition of power in the Philippines to full independence and included the creation of a constitution and election of a government..
"guam" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"The closest inhabited island is Utrecht atoll in the Marshall Islands at a little under 600 miles to the southeast. The U.S. took possession of wake island in 1899, which coincided with the U.S. colonial expansion that included the annexation of Hawaii and the acquisition of Guam and the Philippines after the Spanish-American War in 1898. Wake island is about halfway between Honolulu and Manila. So it made sense as a location for refueling ships and creating an airstrip for planes. Fun fact, Pan American airways also known as Pan Am, chose wake island as a stopping point for the trans Pacific flights between the U.S. and China. So after getting the U.S. Navy's permission, they constructed the flying clippers base on wake island in May 1935. The U.S. Navy began construction of a military base there in January 1941, and on August 19th, 1941, the first permanent military garrison was stationed on wake island. They were made up of the first marine defense battalion and were under the command of major PS devereaux. In total, there were about 449 officers and enlisted personnel. There were also 68 other U.S. naval personnel and over 1200 civilian workers. Most of the civilians were construction workers employed by Morrison knudsen, a civil engineering company. There were also about 45 chamorro men employed by Pan Am at their company's facilities on wake island. A few hours after hearing about the Attack on Pearl Harbor, 36 Japanese Mitsubishi bombers flew from their bases on the Marshall Islands and attacked wake island on December 8th. The goal was to establish air dominance so the Imperial Japanese bombers destroyed 8 of the 12 planes at the airfield. Fun fact, these were F four F three wildcats. The Japanese also sank the nisqually a converted scow that was in the bay. If you're wondering where the other four U.S. wildcats were, they were in the air on patrol, trying to find the Japanese, but due to poor visibility didn't see the Japanese bombers. After the attack, the panem employees were evacuated as well as any passengers who happened to be there. The chamorro workers weren't allowed to board the plane to escape, so they were left behind. The Japanese followed up the initial bombing with an attempt to land and take over wake on December 11th. The four wildcats, U.S. Marines, and any civilian volunteers who were willing to fight, were able to mount a defense under major devereaux command, and they repelled this first attempt in all the Japanese lost two destroyers and had 407 casualties in this first attempt. There were frequent Japanese air raids and no additional troop deployments or supplies. So the second invasion force was more effective for the Japanese on December 23rd..
"guam" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"To Asian American history one O one, a podcast about Asian American history from generally known as historical happenings to the deeper cuts that we don't hear about in school, where your hosts, Jen and Ted, the daughter and father team. Welcome to episode 61. Yay. 61. So we've officially been doing this podcast for a year to celebrate we'll be doing an end of the year wrap up show before we begin season two in January, but we wanted to just say that we're excited to continue this podcast. We've covered a lot of stories of Asian Pacific American history, but there are so many more to go. So many more stories. So many. So many more people we'd like to interview. We also have suggestions for stories and interviews that you, the listeners have sent us, and we're working on those as well. So please keep them coming. This episode is a long time coming. We actually learned about the story a year ago when we did some research on Pearl Harbor. Our main story today is focused on the attacks of the other U.S. territories in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Yes, we're talking about the Philippines, Guam, and wake island. There's a lot to talk about today, so let's get into it. December 7th, 1941, we all know what the state signifies. This was the date when imperial Japan launched an Attack on Pearl Harbor located on Oahu, Hawaii. This is the event that was an important catalyst for the U.S. to join the World War II war efforts with the allies. And we remember the Attack on Pearl Harbor for good reason. Pearl Harbor was a key part of the reciprocity treaty of 1875 that gave permission to the U.S. Military to establish a naval base there in 1899. Additionally, Hawaii was a U.S. territory at the time, and a key refueling station on the way to any conflicts in the Pacific Islands and Asia. The Empire of Japan selected several sites to attack to establish their dominance in Asia and the Pacific and Pearl Harbor was the first. Most people know what happened there, but in summary, the entire attack lasted about one hour and 15 minutes. 2403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians were killed. 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships were destroyed or damaged and a 188 U.S. aircrafts were also destroyed. They're also 1178 Americans wounded in the attack. Half of the dead were on the USS Arizona, which remains sunken in Pearl Harbor with its crew on board. Interesting fact, the tragedy actually could have been prevented or lessened on December 6th the U.S. actually intercepted a Japanese message regarding ship movements and birthing at Pearl Harbor, although the cryptologist gave the message to her superior, he said he'd get back to her on Monday the 8th. Additionally, a radar operator on Oahu saw a large group of planes on screen heading towards Hawaii, but his superior dismissed it as likely a group of U.S. B-17 bombers. In the end, the Japanese attack was viewed as a declaration of war, but there's some evidence that it was more of a preemptive strike to keep the U.S. and the UK out of Japan's planned military actions in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This plan began in Hawaii, but over the course of the next 7 hours, included attacks on Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong, which were all part of the British Empire, as well as the Philippines, Guam, and wake island, which were all U.S. colonies. Let's start with wake island. Wake island is a coral atoll in the western Pacific Ocean. It's east of gone by almost 2300 miles and west of Honolulu by about 2000 miles..
United Airlines Pilot Placed on Unpaid Leave After Being Granted Exemption From Vaccine Mandate
"I am going to be joined in this segment by captain sherry walker and captain Dave Morgan of airline employees for health freedom. They happen to be United Airlines pilots, and they are pretty good at what they do. 7 87 international 7 67, these guys are experts. They keep us safe. They make the skies friendly. They get us from point a to point B and now they are going to tell us their story about their experience with these vax mandates that have been spreading across the country. There is news today that osha has now at least temporarily sidelined this plan of vax mandates, pending circuit court, judgments that have fully put a stop to it, at least for the time being. So we're going to keep monitoring that. Dave Morgan, thank you so much for joining us, captain sherry walker. Thank you so much for joining us. Tell us a little bit about what you guys have been going through the floor is yours. I've got some tape, by the way, that we can play at some point in the segment of the CEO of United. I know you're not speaking on behalf of United here, but I do have, I think it's partner to what we're discussing. So I do want to get to that, but tell us what you've been going through. Tell us a little bit about your background. Are you guys getting paid right now? I went on unpaid leave a week ago on Friday. I'm a pilot for United Airlines. I was hired in continental airlines in 1998, so I've been here 23 and a half years. We've spent many years out in the island of Guam for Micronesia and three years ago, just before the pandemic, we moved from Guam to the great state of Arizona, and I'm on a fly 7 87 out of San Francisco. Pandemic came down the pipe and we pressed on. We are the front lines that we're willing to do whatever it took. What we are team of many, many people, and I'm just representing I'm a voice representing thousands who I wish also could have this opportunity to speak. But we work through this thing. And with a really can do cooperative spirit of let's get through this because I was also a pilot during 9 11. I remember that vividly. We worked through that. And then suddenly, on the back side of this, here comes this vaccine mandate. And those of us who pressed on and made the wheels turn airplanes fly, the people who were able to fly for point a to we were there to get them there. And all of a sudden, Scott Kirby says, we're not safe anymore. You're done. So as of last Friday, I've been placed on unpaid leave, and they've basically cut my cord. I have no insurance, no benefits. I can't retire. I have no access to anything. They have shut me down and to make it worse. I can't pass travel. I can't even jump seat on other airline jump seats. So I'm scrambling right now to see what I'm going to do with insurance. I have three boys, 12, 16 and
"guam" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Guam in late in 1944, where the lingering suspicions the other man had about him were dispelled by his bravery under fire. On Okinawa In the late spring of 1945. His battalion was assaulting a jagged X cartman rising up 400 ft, whose summit was commanded by well entrenched Japanese forces. It was a battle that began on April 29th. When the Americans took the position and continued on for nearly three weeks as the Japanese fought back with caves and tunnels. At one point, he treated four men who had been cut down while salting a strongly defended cave. Only a few yards away from Japanese guns. He dressed each one of their wounds and made four trips to drag him to safety. On May 5th Saturday in Dawson's Sabbath. He was the only medic available as the ongoing assault on the Escarpment met with heavy resistance, telling himself that Christ had healed seven days a week. Advanced with the rest of the men. They seemed on the verge of finally taking the position when the enemy concentrated, massive artillery, mortar and machine gun fire on all of them, driving most of them back to the face of the parchment. And leaving dozens of casualties behind. Dos alone stayed with the fallen soldiers under constant fire. He tended to their wounds, then dragged them to the edge of the escarpment and lower them down on a rope. Each time he got one of them to safety, he prayed. Dear God. Let me get just one more man. By nightfall. He had rescued 75 GS. Several days later, after American forces were advancing slowly against strong resistance dolls was seriously injured in the leg by a grenade. He treated himself and then waited five hours to be rescued. As he was being carried back to the aid station on a stretcher. The enemy counterattack along the way, Dawson insisted on giving a stretcher to a badly injured GI. Another soldier, who was slightly wounded came along and suggested to dos 22 of them trying to reach the aid station together. As we were making their way back. A sniper's bullet struck Dawson, the arm, entering his wrist and traveling.
"guam" Discussed on The Corner
"Just don't let me catch on these streets. Cancel somebody else. Don't my last question. Do we get this. We get no more maga- cognac The old connie guam quote that people are saying if trump was elected rare where playing key style variance in trump was elected. We seem his or does he still have that right. Atom dude k. Kinda just goes with the flow. And it's it's easy to drop the red hat when that person ain't around the more when when you and he lost is real easy. Dm again man. I don't can you have to show the people something that you know. He's willing to learn or that he cares or there's really moved on from this magazine because that's the other thing if kinda felt like he did anything wrong which he does he never does. You'd apologize or address it. He's not done. That is inside a word. Nothing denounced it not nothing. He wants his wrong personally. By trump. you don't fuck with them in the song and appears outside that he didn't announce the movement what it stood for the blatant xenophobia. By this man the and by the pussy would it cancelled culture rape coach all issue what he didn't announce anything that this man stood for blatant racism. The the last thing inch true. He's trying to do outside of the krona virus and fumbling matching was to stop teaching accurate black history in schools to not teach that accurate history of this country. An entire act to stop that and to continue to sugar coating and whitewashing. America's was his last name in office and he still hasn't publicly denounced..
"guam" Discussed on The Playbook
"So if they want to run a problem they they've got to spend a fair amount of time Programming the quantum computer developing the application allowing the application to run on that program and then fine tuning it. That may take a couple. Months may take several months depending upon the interfaces. It's time is money so it's one of those and now it's time and money is money but the programming interface with the programming. Talent that you need to do that is kinda scarce right. Hiring a quantum physicist or quantum programmers is not Not a cheap thing to do. So catalyst provides that access to an end user subject matter expert a business owner user to to run their problem on a quantum computer so they can see those results are but we also can run it same problem. Same by form. Run on a classical computer and today. What's really interesting about that. is that classical. Computers still outperform quantum computers. So but if you think about getting ready for quantum you don't have to reprogram your problem. You can run that problem on a quantum computer admittedly. You're not going to get a great answer competitive classical but you'll be able to run it and you're not going to have to change it as those quantum computers become more capable. So if you develop problem you wanna run. You're running on on the classical computer using catalyst you can do that. And you can run on a quantum computer and we quantum computers provide that advantage. You'll be able to run that on a quantum computer to get a better answer now to your second question why we named catalyst catalyst with q. Because everything has been named with a q. You're in guam world. So i'm the marketing guy but i can tell you that when we had a lot of talk about this and we just thought that that name kinda of fit and it..
"guam" Discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts
"What it was. It was the way he approached it. He was so normally you. And i thought okay and then i said in my response i said okay but the deal is. I don't want to talk about survivor. And he that was that was not an issue so yes of all one time. Yeah so again. It's not an dolf now that we've discussed my dating life. Guam dog asked about six questions. I want to at least get one of very strong dog. He's a curious he. That's one two three four six messages from guam dog. And i hope i choose a good one guam dot. I don't know which of your favorites Which question is your favorite. It's rob one amazon. Would there be a are no. Where would you have been for. Guam drugs curiosity. I don't know. But i don't think he would have been a good story of that. I don't think that i was mature enough to have gotten a million dollars that you know jenna who won my season was twenty one and we got a million dollars and you know. I think that she'd be in a different place in her life. Had she not gotten like a large some of money like that particular point in her life. And i don't think that i was of financially responsible at that point in time and i'm actually like very like i. I think i think like i'm pretty like a conservative. Like with money now at this point. Because like i've like had a lot of struggles of like making money throughout my adult life so i feel like a i would not be.
President Biden Meets With Afghanistan President
"Friday the president afghanistan ashraf ghani met with president biden at the white house. Us joined by Dila who's the guy leading the effort to broker a peace deal with the taliban so if updates that came out of that meeting or around the meeting because they were reported in the press first biden said the us will provide afghanistan with two sixty six million dollars in humanitarian aid. Three point three billion dollars in security aide and then sent three million doses of the johnson and johnson coronavirus vaccine to afghanistan. So that's a good thing second. The wall street journal reported that There's a new intelligence community assessment that found that the government of afghanistan could collapse in as little as six months after the us pulls out of the country. So that's revised way down from the previous assessment. That was like two years to sort of the floor third. We talked last week about concerns That afghan citizens who had worked with the us over the years were being targeted for assassination by the taliban in the process of vetting them and getting that relocated was going really good news. There's reports at the biden. Team is working on a plan that would relocate those individuals and their families first select navy. Take them to a place like guam so that they are safe during that vetting process us venue good news there and that last point but obviously not great news on this intelligence
Time Bank Offers a Novel Elderly Care Option in an Aging China
"Five pm on monday about a dozen. Elderly men and women already gathering at the leafy downtown street park shanghai to get ready for one of proteins dancing in this quiz or guam chungwoo in chinese a familiar sight in cities across the nation which is rapidly aging the latest census data show. The country has two hundred sixty million residents aged sixty and above more than eighteen percent of its population by twenty fifty. It'll be one in three to defuse this demographic time bomb. The chinese communist party's turning to foreign invention time banking the brainchild of japanese lady to roku ashim in one thousand nine hundred. Seventy s time banking in wolf's people providing social services to others in exchange for time credited the participant can use to access similar services. Later in life. On the reason wednesday morning. I went to see a time bent for myself at an elderly. Care home. shanghai's tony district full time. Bank blunt mostly retirees in the sixties or are busy working each wearing badges bearing. The logos of the time bag worked for one was teaching elderly neighbor. How use a stationary bike. In a small gym another was advertising bathroom and kitchen accessories for seniors for the work. The volunteers would get paid not in money but in time they can use their accrued hours to access services from other members of the bank.
Automatic Identification of Outlier Galaxy Images
"Shamir from kansas state university. I invited you on to talk about the paper automatic identification of outliers in hubble space telescope galaxy images. So a lot of fun stuff to get into maybe to start. I think everybody knows a little bit about the hubble telescope. Could you tell us about the data we get back from it. Are these just. Png files or what are you. Start from caso. It will happen space. says civil instruments on hubble space telescope not just the main camera but it collects all sorts of the we know the hubble deep field which is when freeing that was one segment of the sky was going for civil days very long exposure goldie but other surveys done by hubble space telescope and i was i into the cosmos survey of several shirley lodge survey covering a relatively large part of the sky explains the cosmos was to score degrees. Doesn't sound but in help terms this. Because bill goes really deep deeper than guam-based those scopes. So that's what. I covered the data that you get his image data that i used incomes informants feats debts former. That is very common in a strong meets. Not very common outside feels strongly but that's the standard format of astronomy eats. Uniqueness is that it allows to make the metric measurements for the day dining j. peg form. It's like that we often use. I know in image netease like that. We cannot remake safety for to metric measurements because the dynamic range. Compression away the feeds. That's a each week. Salihi is represented by in algebra. Be in one by twitch channel but actually it's quite a day name. Acquaintances allows medical measurements.
"guam" Discussed on Empowered Women Rise Podcast
"If I don't, if I'm not having fun, then I need to just, you know, be honest with myself and be like, okay, this is what you need to do. Go take a nap. First of all, take a nap and then go back to whatever it is that you may need to be because when I discovered my human design, I think it was towards the end of 2019, I was like, wow, this makes so much sense for me when I read it. I was like, this makes complete sense for me, no wonder why I went through all of these things. No wonder why I find it so easy to think of my life as a lesson and as a splenic projector. I'm like, oh my gosh, all of these things make so much sense now and I went crazy with understanding my human design because everything was so aligned for me. And I said, okay. If this is how I'm supposed to live my life, let's test it out. So in the beginning of 2020, maybe January or I think it was around January, February before, before COVID kind of hit Guam. I was already following the trends that our Asian markets in the event in the events industry where reporting. And I would go back to my client and I'll be like, hey, you know, this is what's happening. And this is what I foresee. This is what my gut is telling me is that we need to shut down these events. Here's your money back. If you want it back, but if you want to keep these deposits here in your account, that's fine with me, but I'm telling you right now, we're all going to go into lockdown. And even though I didn't have the actual data or facts about it, I well, I have data and the reports from the Asian markets, but it didn't necessarily trickle into Guam until March..
Interview With Author, Leo Babauta
"But leo thank you and Thank you for coming on and welcome to the wisdom dommage hat. Yeah thanks for having me. It's an honor to be here with you. Daniel and everyone out there got quite a few people joining us. I wanted to You know. I wanted to go back about fifteen years. I know your story a little bit and you're living on a. You're living on a tropical island but your life isn't exactly a picture out of a travel brocha. Us sort of unsatisfied. With the way you were living. Can you tell us a little bit of y. You're unsatisfied and what you did to on things around. Yeah so the tropical island you. You're talking about as guam We sort of a little bit of a picture I was working in a job. I didn't really love Married we had five kids and one on the way and it was. I think it was like two thousand five. I was a smoker. I was overweight. I was sedentary i was a procrastinator. I was deeply in debt. House full of clutter I couldn't exercise to save my life literally and so there's just a lot that that I wanted to change about my life. I was really unhappy with it and Really was unhappy with myself. Partly because i had let my habits get so out of hand. I wasn't living the life that i wanted to live. I felt a lot of shame and inadequacy about myself And i also felt like it was failing my family both with the finances. I was really having a hard time putting the food on the table and paying rent i was avoiding predators and any kind of like people medical bills that i was showing and things like that. And it's really embarrassing for me to to not be able to like Pay for our bills. Really
Reconstruction: Australia after COVID
"Australia's economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Well we all know. Australia has weathered the pandemic bit of the most nations. It's been five months since the last reported virus related death and several months since any serious community transmission. It's quite extraordinary. Isn't it in coming. Wakes the most vulnerable. Australians will have been vaccinated on april. Nineteen this news. This week there will be reopening of the trans tasman travel route although they remind risks and uncertainties it's fate aside that the pandemic is pretty much forced drawings. But what does all this main for the economy. John edwards is a senior fellow of the lowy institute and a former member of the board. His new book is called reconstruction australia covered. It's published by the low institute. Get i john. Welcome back to the shy unpleasant to be on for the past year. We've been told we face the most terrifying economic conditions for generations yet australia. You think about it. The unemployment rights less than six percent the stock market is within a few percent of its high level and according to the imf this week international monetary fund australia is poised to grow at its fastest pace in twenty two years. It's four point five percent this year. Indeed we are among the world's standout performance in the recovery from last year's covid recession john. What accounts for our economic resilience. Well first of all. I think we handle the health trip. Caught will lettuce. We responded promptly. We put in social distancing. We prepared our health system for a bigger emergency than one. We presumably and australians will comply with the health guam. So that's that's important that we we contained the pandemic tilting but on the economic side. I think we also risk owner will be response in monetary policy the reserve bank and a very big response from fiscal policy treasurer and the morrison government.
The Case Of The Dead Fortune Teller
"On april of nineteen. Seventy five the. Us army pulled out of the vietnam war as the capital city of saigon fell to the socialist people's army of vietnam in the days prior and the days and weeks following the fall of saigon the. Us military accused several operations aimed at evacuating refugees. Fleeing the communist government operation baby lift evacuated over three thousand three hundred children and the operation. Frequent wind rescued more than seven thousand vietnamese operation. New life and new arrivals saw these refugees processed in guam before being transported to a few army bases across the united states. One of which was camp pendleton in orange county california all in all orange county slowly assimilated thousands of vietnamese thirty years later in two thousand five that influx of vietnam refugees successfully transformed a stretch of strawberry fields and salvage yards in westminster calif into something more familiar. The area is now known as little saigon. Little saigon in westminster california is the largest vietnamese population outside of saigon. A a result of that There are often street signs in little saigon that are in vietnamese businesses. Use silage in vietnamese. It almost gives you the feeling of being in vietnam but you're in california as a result of that. There is a large presence of cultural traditions in little saigon. The cafes are popular karaoke bars. All kinds of ethnic foods and things like dad can easily found in little saigon. This a place where people from the vietnamese community can gather and talk and there's a sense of community there. This is sonia but yesterday my name is sonia. Chief deputy district attorney at santa barbara. Da's office a decade ago. I worked at the orange. County district attorney's office vietnamese in orange county brought with them to the united states. The kind of determination that only comes with the suffering and adversity that they had endured but also they brought their culture their food and their superstitions one major aspect of the vietnamese culture is what some in the us might consider a novelty pastime. Fortune telling to the vietnamese is serious business deeply rooted in their cultural history. Community members will consult fortune tellers for all sorts of reasons like making sure their businesses are properly situated for the flow of good energy to ward off evil spirits and haunted souls with rituals and spells to diagnose supernatural causes of illness establishing lucky dates for personal undertakings and to predict the future of wealth. Health and love. Then two thousand five. One of the most popular fortune tellers in little saigon was haas smith who went by the name. Jade i say was because in april of that year. She was found murdered in the home she shared with her daughter. Anita vo anita's ex-boyfriend young tran would visit regularly. Bringing coffee and snacks. In an attempt to rekindle their relationship him in anita had been dating for a period of time and very young love and as such can be kinda volatile times deterrent in the sense of It wasn't a serious romance at least it wasn't for anita but there was a real friendship there so i think that in his efforts to not only lure her back but general friendship and carrying it would not be unusual for him to share a meal. Bring over some coffee or just talk to her on a regular basis even if they were not quote unquote boyfriend and girlfriend. So happens is young. Tran goes and delivers coffee and biscuits and he leaves it in the front door area of the home he never enters
What they're saying: Philadelphia Eagles, Wentz or other teams — who has the leverage?
"All about away. Bought away by the way. The miami dolphins got their guy. I just meant they got us. That dude is they got a guy young guy so let's put some. what are we talking about. Let's put the question. Then this way. And by the way i would say this right now to are coordinating producer. Pete mcconville and our producer. Allie grenade. i don't understand how we do not yet have a feature called jeff saturday. Who's high this week. I mean every week jeff. Hester name that's got to become a tuesday stable. Is this week. We make a segment out of everything on this show but markets very quickly. If the dolphins get forgetting about guam if the dolphins get to shawn watson are they the biggest threat to kansas city in the afc next year. Yeah they are. And i know i say that because i saw were buffalo did. But i'm taking the sean before. I take josh allen and their defense. I'm taking miami. Defense with the sean. Look the inspire football. You play when you have a guy at that position that you know you can't win wit. It takes it to a different level. I love how floor is coaching. But i do think that sometimes going in and out with fits magic and into mayor. Put this team in kabul unknown territory. About what their identity was offensively and the defense never had a question. About what their identity. Would you bring this on. You answer that question. That's our quarterback. Raise the level of play of everybody around you. Oh and yeah let me tell you why. Because he threw for the most yards went out of number one receive on team this year. That's how good he is. Listen this is a no brainer. I would love to see desha watson and josh allen go toe-to-toe for years to come in that division and see who can make it out and then get the kansas city potentially in the afc championship bottom line in miami. They've been trying to find the next dan marino for twenty years. They thought maybe you're still may have him into a tunga vilo but shawn watson is as much more. A known commodity will see if that plays out. Meanwhile quarterback rumors are everywhere including these that the eagles wanna move carson wentz. We know that. What kind of market are they. Finding darlington has the very latest. It could be very interesting. Plus lebron james having another mvp caliber season. You'll hear why jay williams thinks he should win the academy award as well. That's on the way this is get up on. Espn do you own. Read your home share. You and i bet it can be hard work. You know it's easy bundling policies with geico geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to geico dot com. Get a quote and see how much you could save. Its gyco easy visit. Geico dot com. Today that's geico dot com on. We go get up. And another of the quarterback trade sagas continues this one involving that main carson wentz whom league sources believe is on the way out of philadelphia and the eagles may also explore options with his longtime tight. Ends zach ertz. Perhaps philly could include ertz in a wentz package to maximize trade value. Words has one year and eight point. Two five million dollars left on his contract it look. There's a whole lot of speculation in jeff darlington insider here. I'll start with you as to why no deal has been worked out with wentz yet and one of the ways that i look at it from afar is maybe eagles. Just overestimate what it is. People might be willing to give up for wentz at this point when you consider the contract that he has. It's essentially the same circumstance as jared goff in los angeles and the rams had to pay a team to take him off their hands. So is that how similar or those situations and could that be. What's holding this thing up. Well very possible. Greedy speaking with a source with the eagles who certainly understand everything. That's going on with this deal. And you know the one thing that he said. I said what's the holdup here in his answers february sixteenth. Today lear doesn't even start for another month by a bunch of exclamation points and there is something certainly to that. March nineteenth is the date that they'd have to decide on paying him. That ten million dollar rostov on this. This is the runway that they're working with now. Of course you do want to make sure that you make the most of your leverage multiple teams involved. You don't wanna lose one of those teams and then Maybe cost yourself some compensation from that other team but we can point out here that This this source also told me that there is no no trade clause in carson wentz deal so it doesn't really matter say he wants to go to the colts but they're getting more compensation from the bears. They could just send him to the bears. It wouldn't be a problem
Radical Compassion with Tara Brach
"Hello and welcome to being well. I'm forrest hanson. If you're new to the podcast this is where we explore the practical science of lasting wellbeing. And if you've listened before welcome back. i'm joined today as usual by dr rick hansen. So dad how are you doing today. I'm good and i'm especially good because we're going to have a chance to talk with someone who's been a profound benefactor for me personally which is a term that really means something to me as well as a teacher and a friend and just one heck of a personal the way around. Tara brach so. I'm really happy that we're going to be doing this as super happy to be here with tara. Tara is the founder and guidance. Teacher the insight meditation community of washington dc one of the largest residential meditation centers in the united states prior to that as you said she earned her doctorate in clinical psychology and developed a clinical practice or teaching blends those two backgrounds western psychology and eastern spiritual practices mindful attention to our inner life and then a full compassionate engagement with the outside world which has been perhaps particularly challenging recently. Tara has taught all over the world and is the author of three books radical acceptance true refuge and most recently radical compassion. Which i believe just came out in paperback and podcast is also. I think the largest buddhism focused podcast in the world. Which is pretty incredible. If you like what we're doing here you should definitely get a lesson so tara. It's great to have you here today. How are you doing fires thank you. I am totally delighted to both of you. You're both deers in my heart. Yeah that's sweet. one reason. I wanted to really talk with you. Including in terms of current events has to do both with your new book radical compassion which integrates acceptance and compassion and in particular. I wanna ask you about your use of the word. Radical your first book was radical acceptance. What's the distinction between acceptance and compassion or radical acceptance and radical compassion. What did you mean by that by drawing attention to that word including perhaps in light of current conditions. I've always loved the word radical. Ever since i thought i was a left wing radical in the old days so it has a positive impact but it has to do with going to the roots and there are many expressions that the heart that are really beautiful and i was really wanting to explore the most pure and full-bodied expression of acceptance and compassion. What they mean really in terms of freedom so in both books whether it with acceptance. It's like what does it mean when we unconditionally accept this moment as it is and we fully earned bodied. So we're not just accepting but we're actually fueling the moment so are completely here present and with compassion. What is true compassion. What's mature compassion. Look like feel like. How do we cultivate ed. And it became clear to me that a lot of people have an abstract sense of compassion. Like we'll hear about if we don't have covert or people losing parents with covid but not having to ask though. Be something in us that goes. Oh that's so sad but it's abstract it's not a tenderness in the heart so radical compassionate embodied nor fully here to experience being touched by the suffering and it includes an activity of caring and engage caring so again with both of those qualities of the heart a really wanted to bring alive what it meant to have the most mature evolve version of them. You're a psychologist as well as longtime buddhist practitioner and you have root zoom eastern traditions as well broadly and also europe. Practical person of a functioning. Business you've raised a son. I wondered how you wove all those threads together especially in your interest in getting out the roots of things really the deep roots blah. That's like a really big. And deep question your guam radical to there we go so one of my guiding teachings from this is three saga datta and i come back to this one quote. All the time is that wisdom tells me. I'm nothing love tells me i'm everything. And between the two my life flows. And i find with the radical deep practices. We actually see unveils. What is true is. There's no thing or person here and there's a really deep wisdom and that a real freedom from holding on an openness and were also everything it's like when we send that emptiness there is this fastness. That feels that the whole world is part of us and this is going somewhere in terms of your question that i find in my own life by go off to retreat. It gets very quiet. And i can see clearly the emptiness the no thing ness that. There's nobody here but it's not until engagement with the world and feeling both the suffering and also as i'm just looking at you because your dear friend seeing the goodness and really feeling at that i sent the everything nest that we really are of the same consciousness and awareness were emergent expressions of it and so in my life. It's been a gift to be both really in the mix with humans with social activism with the whole mass and also create the pauses the silence and the stolnis that allows that seen through to the radical roots of the nature of things. And i feel like that blend flowing. It's not really a flow between one thing another. They're utterly inter penetrating but that feels like a very alive path to me.
DACOR - An Original Five
"When you own a dive shop people routinely either stop by or call us to see if we're interested in buying their old scuba gear or they have equipment that they used many years ago and went to try to get back into diving and wonder if we can service it. Well that's a whole different discussion than where i wanna go today. Many times the gear that they bring in is from decor one of the original five. Us manufacturers scuba diving equipment in the united states. We've already covered two of those five here on scuba shack radio voice and health ways and i'll get to the other to swim. Master stivers down the road today. We're going to talk about decor. The davidson corporation was founded in nineteen fifty three by samuel davidson junior. Sam took the da from davidson and decio are from corporation and put them together to form decor i read somewhere online at sam patented the name and even gave the patent number three dot one two eight four eight one. Why tried to find that specific patent and couldn't find that where he patented the name but that number came up with something called a safety float that was submitted by samuel davidson junior filed in nineteen sixty. One so interesting. So how did sam davidson get interested in scuba diving. Well sam richard klein who started health ways was also in the united states marine corps during world war two he was stationed on guam and it said that he had gotten hold of some japanese goggles and started to explore underwater after the war. His interest in exploring underwater continued back then. Getting reliable. scuba equipment wasn't easy. So sam hooked up with an old neighborhood friend named bob olsen and they decided to build their own double hose regulator well somewhere along the way a buyer from montgomery ward department store chain found out about the regulator and purchase ten later. They update to three hundred. Sam had a business. He borrowed ten thousand dollars from his mother and got rolling by nineteen fifty five decor was producing what they called their dial breath. Double hose regulator sam along with another engineer while he mitchell continue to work on regulator development along with other scuba diving equipment from my review of the old decor catalogs. It looks like they didn't introduce their first. Single hose regulator the decor dart until one thousand nine hundred sixty two although they had developed earlier some say four years before sports ways introduced. There's but as a as we've seen with health ways and dick anderson's work a lot of folks who are innovating at this time. One of the ways. I like to research. these early. Manufacturers is look at their old catalogues. The cg forty-five website has a lot of reference material. Along with these old catalogs the earliest decor catalog that i was able to review from thousand nine hundred sixty one. That was the same year that see honda ended. The catalog was a whopping four pages. Long it had there are three double hose. Dial breath regulator for eighty two dollars. They complete single tanks system for one hundred and forty four dollars and a double host set up for doubles. Set up for two hundred and twenty nine. You could pay an extra five dollars to get yellow tanks. The cadillac had one mask one snorkel and one set of things by nineteen sixty two their line expanded with the d one day corridor. Single hose regulator and a new are four dial breath double hose. Remember that patented safety float. Well it was in thousand nine hundred sixty two catalog over the next couple of years. They continue to innovate with the dart d. Two and a dart with ajay valve for three hundred psi reserve on the first stage they also had the clipper series double hose regulators c two and c three by nineteen seventy decor came out with yet another new regulator line the olympic series with the one hundred two hundred four hundred and eight hundred. The last catalog. I went through was from one thousand nine hundred eighty and decor was touting twenty-six years of diving innovation with a doubling of their space at northfield manufacturing headquarters and the installation of a hyperbaric chamber for regulator testing. Looks like nineteen eighty was the year. They introduced what they touted. As a revolutionary regulator their decor pacer regulators pacer is short for positive air controlled equalizing regulator claiming to have totally balanced first and second stages with a remarkable point zero five inches of water. Cracking pressure wow. That's pretty low. They say they harnessed venturi with something called. Ventura matic something really innovation at this. Time was there microsoft Circuit dive computer. It looks like it took up. Most of your forearm with indicators for deco cent rate depth time readouts and more. It was quite a marvel for the time. Sam davidson passed away in nineteen eighty seven and sam's wife. Joan became ceo by nine thousand nine hundred ninety eight. Joan sold decor tomorrow's an overtime the decor named faded into our diving history. I did see a short article in two thousand five edition of sport diver and it was from nari and they indicated that they could no longer get replacement parts for decor regulators because the parts suppliers had destroyed their mold before they can move all of that to the marez a facility in palo italy. So that's a little bit of the history of sam davison junior the davidson corporation and decor one of the five original scuba equipment manufacturers in the united states.
How does Puerto Rico become a state?
"It's common for people to lump puerto rican statehood and dc statehood in with each other and there are some parallels. Like part of rico. Dc is more populous than the states of vermont and wyoming yet. It enjoys no meaningful representation in congress and like puerto rico. This lack of independence has often put the district at the mercy of petty battles for political clout considered former congressman jason. Chafe it's who was elected to represent district in southeastern utah to the dismay of dc's liberal city council. This conservative politicians spent a significant chunk of two thousand fifteen. Nc thousand sixteen obstructing cities decision to legalise cannabis and to authorize euthanasia in certain circumstances. Schafer's threatened mayor bowser with jail. If she allowed legal marijuana she allowed it. I have a lot of things to do here. In the district of columbia me. Being in jail wouldn't be a good thing. Meanwhile puerto ricans reeling from hurricane. Maria could only watch as senate. Republicans held up the passage of a robust disaster. Eight bill for weeks on top of that. The economic fate of the island hinges on a bankruptcy like process established by congress called presa promise stands for puerto rico oversight management and economic stability act. You'll notice is not a perfect bill in the right direction. Those nielsen bus. Though john this it s mesa people born in puerto. Rico are us citizens receive a social security number at birth and are eligible for an american passport. They can relocate to the continental. Us and work freely the do not have to deal with the barriers that apply to most immigrants and yet their citizenship is conditional. Even if puerto ricans on the island wanted to vote for the president of the united states last november third the constitution forbids it and despite counting three point one million residents. So that's more than the dakotas en vermont combined. Puerto rico is not entitled to voting senators or to a commensurate number of house representatives. And as we get into later in this episode this is far from being the only tangible consequence of the island's status as a territory of the united states which brings us back to the big fundamental question that freeze puerto rico on november third should puerto rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state. Yes or no. On election day. Puerto ricans voted in favor of becoming the fifty first state. The vote was non-binding and would need the approval of congress to push statehood forward Directly voted in in an absolute majority more than fifty two percent to pursue stated that result sets the wheels in motion for the island's governor to appoint a commission which in turn will develop a transition plan for congress and the president's review that same day. These voters also handed a narrow victory to gubernatorial candidate. Pedro pierluisi from the new progressive party. While he's opponent. Carlos delgado favored the status quo. Pierre-louis is one of puerto rico's fiercest advocates for statehood here. He is in february. Two thousand fifteen introducing statehood bill before congress at the time. Pierluigi was puerto rico's resident commissioner. Which is a nonvoting seat in the house of representatives. Bipartisan bill introducing today flows from and builds upon the two thousand twelve referendum and the federal appropriation enacted in response to that referendum. In other words this bill is being filed now because the strategic foundation is firmly in place every action i take is designed to advance the statehood calls because it is beyond dispute that territory star status is the main source of wrinkles grave economic and social problems. There's no question that the united states treatment of puerto rico as a territory of second-class citizens has caused very tangible damage. But what must come next may not be as simple as deciding. Yes or no on statehood as both senator mitch. Mcconnell and governor elect purely suggest in fact november third marked puerto rico's six referendum on the question of statehood previous attempts have been mired in controversy and bigger opposed for example the two thousand seventeen referendum drew a ninety seven percent majority for statehood pretty clear-cut right but actually voter participation was abysmal that year. Thanks to a very effective very organized. Boycott participation was hired as time around but opponents of the referendum have argued that the question was stacked that it may not have been obvious to voters that a no steve hood was in fact a yes on independence or some alternative status opponents say the ladder deserves consideration that distinction between dc and rico matters a great deal. No one is seriously arguing that the nation's capital should become an independent nation. Instead the concerns over self rule truly boil down for dc statehood or no statehood. Not so with purdah rico. And it all comes down to the island's history joining me. Today is in is auto a civil rights lawyer at the center for constitutional rights and the author of. It's time to talk about cuba and puerto rico to an essay published in issue. Twenty seven of current affairs magazine angelo. Welcome to deconstructed high grabbing to understand. Why puerto rico faces a much more complicated question than statehood or no steve hood. I think it's important to grapple a bit with its relationship with the rest of the country in your recent essay. You argue that. Puerto rico gives us a sense of what cuba might look like today if it was still under american control. What is the context in which puerto rico becomes. Us territory rico. Became a territory. Much like cuba fell under united states. Monitor ship dominion through the eighteen. Ninety eight spanish-american war in which the united states took possession of guam had dominion over the philippines. And of course cuban puerto rico
Zuckerberg's Deals Are Central to Antitrust Cases
"Well it did happen. The ftc in coalition with forty six state attorneys general plus guam and the district of columbia have sued facebook instagram and whatsapp. Acquisitions were used to stifle competition in the marketplace. I'm going to point out that. The ftc suit and the state's suit are two different cases. These are not combined which i think could be important because number one facebook argue that. The ftc is being disingenuous. It signed off on these acquisitions years ago so they can be like no take backseat on this whereas the states never signed off on anything so they can claim harm more directly and second the ftc's lawsuit at least to my reading is more you know. Throw everything and the kitchen sink in. Their people are reading everything they want to. Intuit consumers have seen their privacy harmed. Advertisers have choice limited. The marketplace has been distorted. Whereas i think the state's case is more directly about the marketplace being distorted conversely though the ftc's suit explicitly seeks to unwind the instagram and whatsapp acquisitions to make those spun out as independent companies whereas the states cases in my opinion more vague. About what they're looking for in terms of dress. But i'm not a lawyer so feel free to correct those takes but quoting the verge for nearly a decade facebook has used its dominates and monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out. Competition new york state attorney general letitia. James said in a press conference today. James is leading the group of attorneys general quote. Facebook used vast amounts of money to acquire potential rivals before they could threaten the company's dominance and quote the federal trade commission brought a separate lawsuit against facebook on similar grounds announced at the same time as the state's lawsuit. The ftc case goes further than the state case explicitly calling on the court unwind the acquisitions of instagram and whatsapp spinning off both into independent companies quote. Our aim is to rollback facebook's anticompetitive conduct and restore competition so that innovation and free competition can thrive said ian connor director of the ftc's bureau of competition in a statement. The ftc case also echoes the state attorney. General's claim about anticompetitive use of platform power particularly facebook's practice of quote cutting off access to blunt perceived competitive threats and quote the ftc case sites facebook's decision to block vines friend finding feature after the twitter acquisition as a particularly flagrant instance of this behavior and quote facebook of course had a response to the lawsuit saying they are revisionist history and that this whole case is unprecedented. Jennifer newstead facebook's general counsel wrote quote the federal trade commission and state attorneys general today attack to acquisitions that we made instagram in two thousand twelve. And what's happened. Two thousand fourteen. These transactions were intended to provide better products for the people who use them and they unquestionably did both of these acquisitions were reviewed by relevant antitrust regulators at the time the ftc conducted an in-depth second request of the instagram transaction in two thousand twelve before voting unanimously to clear it. The european commission reviewed the what's app transaction in two thousand fourteen and found no risk of harm to competition in any potential market regulators. Correctly allow these deals to move forward because they did not threaten competition now many years later with seemingly no regard for settled law or the consequences to innovation and investment. The agency is saying it. Got it wrong and wants a do over in addition to being revisionist history. This is simply not how the antitrust laws are supposed to work. No american antitrust enforcer has ever brought a case like this before and for good reason. The ftc states stood by for years while facebook invested billions of dollars and millions of hours to make instagram and whatsapp into the apps that users enjoy today and notably to ftc voted against the action that the ftc has taken today now. The agency has announced that no sale will ever be final no matter the resulting harm to consumers or the chilling effect on innovation when we acquired instagram and whatsapp. We believe these companies would be a great benefit to our facebook users and that we could help transform them into something even better and we did this lawsuit. Risks sowing doubt and uncertainty about the us government's own merger review process and weather acquiring businesses can actually rely on the outcomes of the legal process and quote.