20 Episode results for "Humanitarian Aid"
News in Brief 27 October 2020
"This is the news in brief from the United. Nations the children of Yemen are suffering acute malnutrition president at rights as the world's worst humanitarian crisis grinds on UN agencies have warned in an alert based on new food security analysis in some areas more than one in four children is acutely malnourished. said the UN Children's fund UNICEF along with the World Food Programme, WFP and the Office for the Coordination of humanitarian, affairs or. They cited data from one hundred and thirty three districts in southern parts of Yemen which are home to one point four, million children under five. It revealed a ten percent increase in acute trish in so far this year even worse is the more than fifteen percent rise in children suffering from severe acute malnutrition meaning that at least ninety, eight, thousand under-fives are at high risk of dying without urgent medical treatment from Geneva. Here's UNICEF spokesperson Eczema. Kado. The most significant increase is among young children who suffer from inferior acute malnutrition. This is a condition that leaves children around ten times more likely to die. Z's as such as cholera, diarrhoea, malaria, or acute respiratory infections, all of which are common in Yemen. According to Wip by the of twenty, twenty, four in ten people in surveyed areas of Yemen about three point, two million people are likely to be severely food insecure data for the remaining districts. Northern Yemen has yet to be published, but the situation is expected to be equally concerning based on historical trends. Fighting between government on non-state actors has continued in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province where civilians have been killed thousands displaced the UN hazard an update from Austria, the UN Humanitarian Aid Office reported that more than two weeks since clashes began near Lashkar Gah city. The security situation remains volatile while talks between the Afghan government and Taliban representatives continue in Qatar fighting has also been reported along the road connecting Chicago with Kandahar city in the East with improvised explosive devices planted on main highways continuing to threaten those looking for shelter. Amid attacks affecting fifteen medical facilities, the World Health Organization W. H.. O.. Also reported that the closure of clinics has affected thousands of people although handful of partially reopened. Science needs to be more accessible, transparent, and in tune with people's needs if global threats like the covid nineteen pandemic ought to be overcome effectively, you agency heads said on Tuesday in a joint appeal for free access to scientific reviews, data tools, and software audrey. Azoulay. From yes. Go Ted Ross at an Gabri ACIS from the World Health Organization has. Michelle Bachelet High Commissioner for Human Rights called on the international community to take all necessary measures to make this happen with the additional support of Fabiola Gianotti who had Sunday European Laboratory for particle physics. The appeal also intends to promote trust in research and technology at a time when rumors and. False information I increasingly common in a statement UNESCO the UN agency for Education Science and Culture said that the recent response of the scientific community to the cave nineteen pandemic has demonstrated how well open science can accelerate the achievement of scientific solutions to global challenges. But the agency insisted that sustainable solutions to global threats require an efficient transparent and vibrant scientific effort from everyone in society not just scientists in line with the wishes of UN member states UNESCO is developing guidelines explaining how countries can implement open science policies to bring citizens closer to science and how they can commit to helping to share scientific knowledge around the World Daniel Johnson UN news.
83: COVID Couples Counseling Part Deux
"Hi Shelley? Hi Mary Covid Man that we're talking about today's episode. The better of US thank. So I called this episode covid Couples Counseling Part Dea Dea because. We needed a little more couples counseling we. We sure did seem to just conduct ourselves. Help a therapist called social distance. At home kids. Just you know this is not all we're gonNA talk about you. Guys don't have to listen to our problems. For the entire time. We also have a foon pod. And he said what and a letter Oh. Yeah, we got all the stuff Yeah, she! We go for it. I think we should do it bareback. Hey everybody welcome to latter day lesbian the podcast about a next Mormon, gay girl, just trying to figure out. That GONNA. Get you have to introduce yourself. Your Mary ICM Shelley I'm just thinking from what happened yesterday. Still going on K.. Okay. We'll get into all that later, and yes, I am Mary and I am Shelly. Okay, so we got a lot to do. Get some stuff to cover. What do you WanNa? Do I Dive right into our need for Koga couples counseling. You don't WanNa way teas that and do that later. Sure teased consider consider as. A, he said what Ou should do that when I yeah because he's such a Douche total dose. Kate got ready three two one. He's. A A little atonal. It was her the music. Dogs are howling E. L. of the the. Bad. WELL ANYWAY WE'LL WE'RE GONNA go with the not we're. GonNa go on. It throw a dart at the note and. Try to usually you're. To hold it this time you did gray. Thank, but it was just an ugly note that I was holding They call it atonal. What does that mean? Doesn't actually exist in nature. I Dunno modern composers were doing crazy shit with chords. That sounded classy like that so I was like a modern. You're. You're like Stravinsky or some Shit Hell Yeah. uh-huh, actually more like liberace. Okay. I'm going out to all the music. nerds out there with the stravinsky reference. Yeah, know who you are now. A like Liberace, did you not flashy? Yeah, you're not that flashy. Are Peggie, OS, or whatever the fuck as beautiful. Okay, anyway should we go into the? He said Yeah. Let's do it. So this is amazing isn't It's amazing. The shitty had the gall right. How dare they this? He in the? He said what his name is David, Bonner, and he's the manager of gift. Planning Services Philanthropies Department of the Mormon Church Gift Services Gift Planning Services Planning Services. This is like those weird vending machines, or you can buy goats, and they have that, too is bullsh- okay. What are they planning to give I? Don't one of those plans that never come to fruition. Plan give it, but I don't know. It's never got around to it. okay, so this was sent out snail mail to lots and lots of people because I've seen it pop up everywhere now. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints another landing. Okay dear so, and so and so and so it's been marked out. Oh, okay in the midst of these current unique circumstances. We hope that you and your family are healthy and happy on that same night I. Really feel his concerned. Yeah, yeah to strangers. Okay, we realized that for you. Supporting the causes you love is about much more than just getting a tax break. However, we also recognized for you. Thoughtful tax planning makes good sense accordingly. We want to make you aware that you may be able to use pretax dollars for gifts, but you were already making If you are at least seventy and a half years old, yeah, it's prey on the and a half seven and a half. Have a traditional individual retirement account IRA. You could see significant tax benefits by making an I. R. A. Qualified Charitable Distribution, and I are a QC d short for the word allows you to transfer up to one hundred thousand dollars per year from your traditional IRA directly to a qualified charitable organization. All my God, the amount of the qualified charitable distribution is not included in your taxable income and can be made to the church. For tithing fast offerings or church affiliated entities, you may already be supporting including donations to the following Church General Fund. Church History Fund. The humane like whitewashed history. Family Search Fund General Missionary Fund Humanitarian Aid Fund Tabernacle Choir Fund. When they need new robes or something. She It got lot one. Hundred thousand dollars are printing religious or novel. Then Byu Byu Idaho Byu Hawaii Blah. Blah okay, so let's back this up for a second the Mormon Church. which has at a minimum of one hundred and thirty billion dollars in cash and assets shit one, hundred, thirty billion is now knocking on the doors of the old folks. And saying hey, you know what that money lying around your IRA yeah. You don't WanNa pay taxes on it right, so you gave it to us because we made it. Yeah, give it to us for these bullshits doomed asked charities in quotations like the Tabernacle Choir Fall, and I wonder I wish we had someone who could weigh in on this are members of the Tabernacle Choir expected to shell out the money for their own robes and sheet music. I mean. What else would they need? Maybe travel money you know I don't road I do know is who the fuck cares. If this church has one hundred and thirty billion dollars by them a Goddamn. For sure and I was mistaken. I thought this. You know giving funding, or whatever was about the church giving money, so he was in charge of now. They don't give money. Silly me. It's for old people. People to give money. Yeah, this is their gifts that are planning to be given yet. WHO's at Church? Yeah, so they can get a tax break of I ever ever ever. Ember from here on out. Give one penny to the church. You have the permission to punch me square in the nose. Okay, say everyone more time though ever thank you. Yeah, so the church is telling old people. Old Mormons sure hey, you can get a tax break. One hundred thousand dollars a year a year. Give to us and we needed. Yeah, we need it. And the thing that I'm thinking is like what the fuck, but there are, and I have heard this from people who I know personally in old people's wills, the money is not given to the children, which is typical to give them to the children. The money's given to the church and they die. The bulk of their money goes to the church listen. that he pulling young, she's. Yeah needs your money gets. You're just broke better, we better. Out They, don't need your. Knee. And the fact that they're asking people here. My opinion, they're taking advantage of the elderly set who are probably nearing death in and again this is my opinion, seventy and a half look I mean you're about to go? But you're thinking about your standing in the kingdom, right? You're thinking of her your way into heaven. This is one extra push. This one more get some points. Yeah, and I think that. Yeah, it's like how they tithing fired dry. Burn in Hell. This is like well. I'm going to give to the Lord's Church and show just healthy and right. Yes, I am Oh. They're probably guilted further I, mean that this doesn't even cover. Yeah, sure sure. There's a lot of guilting i. want to read the first sentence last paragraph it says, of course as with any financial decision you. You should always consult your personal tax or financial adviser. I WANNA. See some seventy and a half year old. Go to a financial planner who was not Mormon right and tell them their plan of giving this money to the two hundred and thirty plus billion dollar church and watch them. Go with the fucking with you. Okay, so, what's the likelihood of them going to a Non Mormon? Prepare, they wouldn't never ever would for sure. Yeah, they would go mormon tax preparer and they'd be like you know what I only need. This much to live for the next ten years, or however long can I get tax break by doing this? Let me look. Yeah, yes, sure, of course, yes! I mean just projecting that, but yeah. I mean I could see if The church was Super Great Ding out caregiving for those same people should do you know how much of that one hundred thousand dollars is going to actually to help? People for Shock Point Zero Zero. Sheet music for the ever Nick Wire. Enemy wrong the Tabernacle Choir Sang. The, get you in the field. Do they get with you, but they shouldn't need old people to buy them row. That row better be bedazzled. Shit they wear ugly. Ugly Robes. Why what's that Guy's name again? David Bonner David Bonner. That's for you, my friend. It's Ju-. It's like it I. Don't know how else to put. This church sucks I'm going to try to bring it down to a very small monetary level. Okay, here we go. I purchased fish food from time to time to give to the fish live in this creek. From us, I do wouldn't fed them yesterday. There's a whole story to that. And I. Make Plenty of money to feed those fish. If you're putting in comparison is like a dollar ratio. And if I threw out a freaking, go fund me for buying fish. Saying you know what you guys can send me money to. Shoot is expensive. Food is expensive. But you guys are like you. You have plenty of money the fish, but no I want your money sure, but actually I'm gonNA. Take your money and I'm gonNA use a teeny, teeny, teeny, teeny, tiny percentage of the fish, and the rams going to put my back. Yeah, just put that in your pocket. That could have been a weird comparison, but. Same idea, but just like on the multibillion dollar levels church. What do you think of that Mary? don't do it I. Won't support you in this. And I think that church can suck it. Suck it. That's what I think. Suck it. Suck it sound. Church suck it. You notice should be should be that air whistle the sliding whistle. Is that a second? It's just a fun sound, okay. Well Dan and if you can find a sliding, whistle like a slide whistle. Here! How about just like a? No I don't actually sucking. That's gross, but aside whistle like we know we're talking about sucking, but we're not actually hearing the sound. K., what shelly wants shell gets. I, guess basically money to feed the fish fish food money. Is that like some sort of swim the? Reverend Dez totaling K. David Bonner. That's what you're gonNA. Do go did I say that that sounds like a threat David. She doesn't actually mean that. No, just go former. Fish brother Bonner Bonner so now that I'm thinking of feeding the fish. Yesterday we walked down to this creek because it had just rained shit time, and so it was really full, and we've gone there before, and there's this little bridge, and you can see the little minnows down there just swimming happily and I. Get fish food when I can afford it. It's expensive. And I sprinkle it in the water. You're like I. Don't know what six feet above the water standing on the bridge may me. Five anyway. It doesn't matter okay, and then we watched the wild fish company fish. It's really fun. It's entertaining. went to do that yesterday, but only ruining the ecosystem back saying. Commercial Fish Fish think they die when it dries up anyway so I just have them happy life while they're sure like Jesus would. That under WWE J. D.. Fish actually! They would to people sure though. Maybe you're not like. Jesus I got that one wrong. I. He's GonNa be the fish. Fatten him up and then serve them with the Lobes to the masses and capable of. Meeting the fish. Tale, so as I was feeding the fish yesterday, the current was pretty strong I mean it was like going. You couldn't really see the fish because. At the time, yeah I kept trying to feed him, and then I dropped. The LID should do the fish food down in the water. And it was like tap your. Good thing now I'm trying to be. You're listening plastic and there's not. There's not a good way to go down to the creek like it's true, so it had just rained. The rocks were super slippery, wearing flip flops muddy bank. The whole thing was really nerve wracking. Yeah, but I couldn't onlookers meaning me and the dogs. Dogs by the lesion. They're like what are you doing? In Your Life. I had to go down to the water to try to get the. Lid In wet flops on weapon then every time you did like the CAN, the current would take it further down, and then you'd come back around and we whip back up to the same Roxie. Were just at it was it was a whole thing the whole it was a whole. Big We're. Maybe that was the beginning of the end of our decent day because it all went downhill from there. By the way I did get the orange live out of the current so fish welcome. I didn't pollute. Yeah, you did that. Part was happy ending. Yeah, and then the rest of it went to Shit. Should we do a foam bud before we get into assume pod. Let's do it came. Oh, you're quizzing me, aren't you? Yeah, can I say music if you must. Cheese to Muzak. Okay Shelley what's Today's Foon pod. Today's fucked up Mormon phrasing. The day is brought to us by Alice Alice Alice. Good for analysis that is our good friend. And Alice is one of the moderators of our letter, Lesbian Discussion Group and one of our first patrons. Yes, and we future on an episode few episodes back. We did and we went on a cruise with her. On channels, Yup. L. is involved. Alice is really a nickname involved. Engulfed Alison, she, it's A. full-service she sure. On that as you will us all right here, we go the fuck that woman phrase of the day today is the three new fights go the three neophytes. Weren't those the wise men that visited Jesus in the manger. Those were wiseman. Buys Man. But. It wouldn't be too far fetched for Joseph Smith to be like those are. Fights! Guess. It's wrong, but it took you like that. Guess. Yeah I. Knew that they were somehow featured in the book of Mormon. Because you know, everything is generally his knee fighter, Laima night related. The layman nights were kind of the bag is right. What? What did you think when I I, said the word late night in the fight lame. Book is this in? Were you like what are you? Book Abraham and the whole thing is Gobbledegook well? You know it's funny is when you're Mormon. Sometimes you forget what's Bible, and what's Book of Mormon, and so you're talking to someone who is not a Mormon and you're like. Yeah, the flow Blah and they look at you like you're crazy. 'cause you're crazy well. He's just getting creative. So like you know Jesus talked about the Pharisees and the sad. Jesse's I want to say I mean those seem like up words, too, so it kind of doesn't matter neophytes laminates. Opposing tribes. Yeah see notes stupid, but are you going to try to answer the question? It a shot out every. Fights I think they came with some sort of a proclamation and morning for the people about their behavior, and maybe there was a golden calf or something physical cavernous story. I think that's viable. Crossover I don't know everything's plagiarize. FUCKING NO! Fight. I get a buzzer. Yeah, buzz the shit out of her. Much better. Okay, you ready. I'm so ready for this. Okay, so we all know that after Jesus died, he was resurrected and right. any went to the new world. Oh America. Yeah, we know this right. He went there to spread the Zuri right. No! This was to spread the Gospel to the indigenous peoples. So so this was in Utah. Now we're. All made up my hope you like New Zealand. WHO THE FUCK! Mormons believe that Jesus came to the new world to gather the other sheep of his fold right and while Jesus was in the new world. He selected three men from the knee fights, so they came with him women. Three so the neophytes were already here in the new world to Ha-. The nearby Ancient People in the Americas descended from a Jewish prophet knee Fi. Yeah according to Mormons like we're Jewish because the gentiles are the people who are not why you're so blonde and you like Manny's the fuck. Okay, not all Mormons are blonde. Oh, they elect Nannies I just my little joke. Oh, sorry, Jello, whatever he picks Joel made with mayonnaise Scottish. Anyway, so, Jesus of these people that he just you know stumbled into in the new world. People went to Save A. He picks three neophytes income his disciples. Okay, this sounds totally plausible by the way. Yeah, well is so most of the neophytes were killed and they were destroyed because they turned wicked. There's the ones they wicked, and they'd be had into having dark skin. Oh, right, the curse! Did they become lemonades at that point? Tuna for instance drive I'm not sure if they started calling us also not forget the Anti Lehigh Fees Oh. God. I completely forgot about it. Are you. Starting to? Okay exude renew fights that Jesus picked. They decided that they wanted immortality select. Before Jesus left Earth again, they were like we want to live forever. We WanNA bring the souls of men unto, Jesus, while the world shall stand in other words, according to the second coming and according to the book of Mormon, which we all know is a bunch of puck. They were caught up into heaven. These three fights in Christ gave them immortality well now. Understood to be translated beings Tran with that is. Thinking speak multiple languages. It's better we'll save that one for next. Okay, there's more it gets better morning to mormonism the three neophytes. He special three boys obviously their voice obviously. Ministered unto all the people uniting his many churches would believe in their preaching baptizing them, and as many were baptized, did receive the Holy Ghost okay, the neophytes purpose was to minister to all the nations on the American continents wow they were busy. Here's the best part. The three fights are still operating in the world today, what they can appear and disappear at will perform miracles and increase the ranks of the Mormon Faithful Oh. My goodness ran. The Gym yesterday. You seen one of these three. They're all wearing covid masks, so it's impossible to. You know what's so whack-a-mole is I grew up hearing like the three neophyte fairytales? People saying that they saw them. They saw them or they. They were hanging they. were, you're right. It's it's big. It's fucking glor- they have names. NFL living fights means. Mormon, the Prophet Mormon who abridged the Book of Mormon, got it okay, okay, who supposedly lived about four hundred years after the three were blessed by Jesus wrote I. Have Seen Them, and they have ministered unto me. Mormon intended to write the names of the three fights, but God forbid him to do so. I just wanted to write. The names got. You shall not right there. Slide whistle. And So the three fights slash bigfoot wandering around the world s monster. On and Santa, they're wandering the world converting people to Mormonism Mormonism, because yeah, that's so interesting so Missouri really didn't play into Jesus at all. That's for the second. He's coming back there right, but that but with his Jesus was never there in MS Avenue. Yes I can't keep this folklore straight. Get it together. You write this down. I mean it makes a good story. It makes you wonder what the fuck he was smoking. Those Joe Shit Yeah because this is crazy. Crap listeners if you heard any folklore stories about the three fights sentimen you like random sightings of the post officers, usually your GRANDPA. Remember back in my day. Three Nissan's names, I don't know it would have been better story if God not only. Him To write the names of the three neophytes, but he struck him dead when his pen had the paper. That would've been a better story. Yeah, but how would he have written that story just been like trailed off and. Then we just make up. What happened Kinda like Joe Smith details? Well. Or. Maybe something else happened in like he was stricken dumbs. We couldn't talk anymore or something that gets. Of the younger. Oh. My God if I didn't say it before I'm trying to think it's all fake there you go. This shit so stupid. How did you believe I? There was nothing else to believe is so dumb, I know. I know there's nothing else to believe in there. Wasn't this just my entire education. People? Wake the fuck up the. One hundred thousand dollars a year. And a half don't the church That's awful. It is awful with seven and a half got to do with it I. Don't I don't know. Really Slimy to me yet shitty now like you know what they should have done is sent out that letter and then shown how much of that hundred thousand would go to these things in comparison like how much they actually need it real numbers, but the church never really shows yeah real numbers. They're not about that because it makes them look like assets which they are. And how does this David Bonner Guy Sleep at night. He's asking people to give to A. A foundation that already has a shit ton of money. Maybe he doesn't know how much it has. Maybe he thinks that they're trying to stockpile for the second coming. He's either a total devious. Shaq Wad or he truly believes this shit. That like this is what God wants them to do, he must. He's got to be brainwashed to be able to do that, too old people and stockpile for the second coming. That is still a crazy concept to Mr. Brok, Jesus. He needs a new pair of sandals, everybody. Answer! Sheet Museum road. Robes he needs a new robe. and He needs to pay for a haircut and a beard trim. Want even let him in the Church right? Yeah, exactly he's gonNA need a soup. Oh, for sure he's going to need a suit and Garments Oh. Jesus needs garments to remind himself of himself Jesus Needs Jeez. Jeez. Jesus a checkout. Jesus genes yeah, go new bumper sticker. Hurt well. I think I'm that note. We should just take a little break. I WANNA I WANNA teaser teaser. Yeah, tease away last night I. Got Pissed at Mary for trying to purchase two bottles of Water Yup that happened. Sure, you guys! Could Story. That we're talking about. is off the road. Arose in stages over. Waiting Married. We're GONNA get into all that crap when we get back, hang with us. We are back SRI WANNA relive. What happened? Through last night. We are super stressed. There were crazy storms here in the region. Yeah, and we came home, and The power was out and it's humid. Oh, hell! The ninety so bad. It's so hot! Yeah, power was out and we were getting on the power company's website to find out usually they can give you an update of when it's going to be fixed, and we couldn't get any power was out. Everywhere was bad. It wasn't like just are street. They'RE GONNA fix. It turned out down like down the street and. And around the corner there was a big fire from a downed power line and their big fire Yup Yup are we missed all that, but our power was out until think it came back on like twelve thirty, so it's like six PM. We decided to go feed the fish we did. We will be the dish. That's the story we already told. took the dogs Yep Yep and we were GONNA come back and in my mind I. was like you know what I'm. GonNa light candles of got a couple of steaks and making yourself sound so lovely. This was all going through my head when I was like I'm GonNa. Come back and start the generator and turn all the power on. That was in my head, okay? Okay noted their heads Yep you. Were GonNA fix the Power Shit I was GonNa make a nice romantic dinner by candlelight. Okay with two stakes. We had fresh veggies from the garden. We have gas off. Yeah, sounds like you know what I can either grill. The stakes 'cause that's propane or I can cook them on the stove top and I can Saute the veggies. Yeah bottle of Wine Yep there. You go didn't go that way. I was out in the garage, trying to figure out this damn generator. We thought it was a house Jenna. Like a whole. How as when we rented the place I was under the assumption. Maybe I just misheard landlord that this generator would actually run the A in some lights. If we ever lost power, also we start at least. Right now as I'm looking at it, as like this really weird plug that fits like probably the back of frigid, says weird shoots, three prong. Big Ones, not the little. What did that even plug into? I'm guessing a fridge I. Don't know, but I'm not about to like. pull the fridge away from the wall and that you'd have to bring the generator up to where the fridge is because the cable is, that would be two audis anyway. I don't even think that would work. I'm not sure what you plug that thing and yeah. I I. There needs to be an outlet in the garage. There wasn't washing machine. It looked everywhere. nothing nothing nothing that you know we couldn't figure it. I know so finally I am dripping sweat. Going down, so I have a little bit, but it's. It's hot like heart disease. Is I was frustrated. Yeah, I'm. And I was tired and I'm inside. Got The veggies chopping I got the stakes out ready to go That's what I was doing on the inside of that. Yes, she was on the inside candles and flashlights is all about it? Meanwhile I'm frustrated shit. I'm so hot I can't even handle it, I. Give get Ahold Landlords, and it turns out the way that you use generator is, you can plug an extension cord in and then plug something in the House I'm like. Yes, you have to run the extension cord like this long. Ask Extension Cord from the garage into the house to plug something a fan. Going to help, you can't even have a see. No AC won't worked. Lights come on can't watch TV. You could plug in like one light or the TV plug in a lamp. Yeah, LAMP! Yeah, no overhead lights, so it'd be like a lamp. Okay? I don't even know how many things you can plug in right and so then I'm like I. Don't know if I trust this thing. Because in the landlord was also be careful when you start it. We haven't used it in a while, so at this point. I'm sitting there. Does he give gas in? The man you on, it was like of course in the manual shows you like the twelve ways you can die using inappropriately really. At this point I was not feeling the generator, yeah, hot and exhausted like I mentioned how hot, and I was so go inside. It's getting dark and I still flop down in the chair and I'm like what do we do I'm not staying here tonight. Right and Mary was all about going to hotel were cool. But I wanted to go now. 'cause I just wanted to get out? My anxiety was like nine out of ten because I was sweating, and I, just when I. When my anxiety hits really hard I just WanNa get out of the situation I know I was being testy, so then the argument was ahead well, then I was like well I've got the food starting to make it. Why don't we eat and then Pekka bag and then go to a hotel right? Yeah, but I wasn't having that in my mind, because Mary was GONNA. Make steaks and to me stakes special food, not when you're hot and sweaty and. Yes stakes are not for hot and sweaty and aggravated, and we love to watch. TV while we just this thing that we do we i. don't know we kind of bond over it. We look forward to our dinner watching TV. We'll. Certainly it's definitely your thing for sure that with me I. Do it with you for sure. I don't have to do it right right. Okay and I was like you know what I can use. My hotspot on my phone I can probably fire up. Apple TV on my computer. I'm trying to figure out ways. All. My. Anxiety mind meant that we were going to be sitting in this heat for like another way too long. And so Mary's like what the vegetables and I'm going. Okay, but I want to enjoy your stake. I don't want to sweat into my steak and eat stink. And then she's like why don't want to put it back in the fridge I? Don't WANNA freeze it. I don't put in the fridge. Anyway. Went Back. We went around and around the money wasn't yelling, but it was very were both frustrating so frustrating, and then we'll get the point where I'm like look. I can't make now. I just can't. Meanwhile it's getting later and later and I'm getting frustrated because I want to get out of here. Yeah I wasn't even that. Hungary was like I. Don't want I'm hot and sweaty. I'm not even the hungry I don't want to eat. Eat a heavy steak and then leave. Yeah, we were very very testy. It wasn't great. It took a long time to kind of finally. Resolve it where we were gonNA I was GONNA put all the meat in the freezer. 'cause we didn't know when the power was gonNA come back on I. Put all the veggies on a plastic bag and we did end up packing a bag and getting out and You booked a hotel. She can she patel and We went and got food. We've found a place that was open. At this point. We get near the hotel. Line. Yes, but I forgot. Ask going round and round I just wanted to get takeout and go to the hotel You're like I. have perfectly good stakes right here. Why do you want to spend money on takeout and I'm like I? Just WanNa. Get Out. Yes, so that was also yes, and we didn't know exactly where the power was gonna be on. Who is going to be open? It was almost nine o'clock at this point, so so we end up at a hookah bar. But we didn't smoke hookah. We didn't. We get food. It was like it was open. They had like what Kebabs or something, yeah, so we ordered KEBABS and veggies and rice, or whatever and actually tastes really good what you just jumped over so much. So. You don't and this is going to lead to our Kobe counseling ex day. I'm still hot in exhausted. still having a touch of Vertigo I'm realizing it's like nine thirty. We haven't eaten yet, and we're not checked into the hotel. Right I get out of the car and Mary. It's out of the car. She's driving in. She's got like go locker door and get her keys out of the backpack. In my mind, these are like things that are taking hours to do in my anxiety door. Get keys in Lanka. Don't you like sifting through your bag where am? I Ki-. Where am I keys wearing my keys? What my mom does by like this is such an exaggeration. Exactly my case. Is All transaction probably fifteen. Yeah, I'm standing drenched in sweat wearing a mask by the way which makes it worse anyway. We get inside and we go up there and first of all Mary's asking questions about the menu in my anxiety. Mine I'm like Oh my God just pick something because that was. My anxiety was on ten at that point like nothing was okay at that point Chatting with the guy behind the register. and. He's pointing at pictures on the wall of the foods. You did okay sure. I'm just letting you talk honey thanksgiving. And, so we ordered the food. My God I pointed picture while you're like chatting out what's in this? And I was tired. And my anxiety was on full by the way after this. We're GONNA come up with t Marian Team Shelly shirt. That's conversation. It's not fair. Looking like a right. Keep telling your door. We had damn. I'm keeping all these thoughts on the inside just yet. No, I didn't have any idea that all this was very frustrating. Yeah, yeah, so we get the food ordered I pay for the food and right after I pay for the food. Go ahead, Mary. Oh, yeah I was like. Do you have water because we have a well here? And when the power goes out, we have no way of getting water. You can't even run the faucet or so. She asked the guy and in my mind I'm just. Just like Oh my God. She's talking to the cashier again. One more thing Maria's gotTa do right so like audio have water and he points to the thing where they have bottled waters. We should get some bottled water and shelley's like we can get it at the hotel. They have watery hotel. They have watered the hotel. Okay, so unlike fine fine. Okay, so we were sitting down waiting for said no, no, no, get the water. It took me like twenty seconds to realize I was being Dick. But before we did I was like. Oh my God, I don't I don't even know what to do, so we sit down on the table and I hadn't ordered water and it dawned on me. We have to wait probably another fifteen minutes for our food to come out. I'm going to go pay for water. And what's the big deal I? Want a bottle of water. So I looked at you apologize. You did okay, but I looked at you and I'm like no, I'm just getting a lot of pushback from you to. Very, negative! So I'm just GONNA go get these bottles of water and I got one for both of us, and we still had ten more minutes before the food came out. It was fine, but we realize it's more. We talking through the whole with there's more there's more okay. Get the hotel. We'll sure. We weren't at the hotel yet, so we'll get to the. The hotel to the hotel and it's like. Where do we park where I at this time I couldn't make a choice whatever and I'm sure that was frustrating for you. That I kept not contributing to decision, because like I just well. It's one of sometimes you get like you don't want to make a decision. You get first refusal of any of mine. Is really how that goes. Don't WanNa make a decision, but I also don't like any of your. Anxiety. Badge! Guy Yeah, but we did get into the hotel and we did sit and eat our food and did start. It was brought a bottle of scribe white wine. How Ya and we've got ice machines right across the hall, so we had a glass of wine, and we spread our whatever kebab feast on the bed on top look towel, and we enjoyed it and turn on the TV. TV On. Yes, TV. TV came on I was on air conditioning. Blasting lights were on always well. Yes, we only eight at like what ten thirty eleven o'clock something? Yeah, we'll just kind of weird, but It all ended up fine and then this morning. We were kind of talking through like what was happening what we were. We were driving back home and your navigation told you different direction that we normally ways. And so she always wants me to go this way and I just snapped. I was like no stay on maple. Right and I don't know why that bothered me. As we kind of went back and forth about that and I was like I don't know I don't I don't know why it doesn't matter I. Don't know. Why was what you're irritated at that. Because you thought it was going to take longer. Yeah, but we didn't have a chance to talk. Then we come home and that was when Koga counseling began. So? She explained that her father always took a long time to do anything and made everybody. Wait an inconvenience to everybody. Yes, so if you were about to do something and you're in a car and it's a hot car instead of leaving the air conditioning, running or whatever he'll go back in and do something that takes like another five ten minutes. Yes, not caring about WHO's suffering. WHO's timetable? So it triggered that for you which kind of hearkens back to last week? I'm kind of surprised. You didn't pick takes too long as your answer. That's flowing very loving insurance. Because I know that bothers you. Yeah, my goal is to inconvenience. Join I know and my goal is never to get snippy about it, but when my anxiety is high, it's so hard, you know. I don't want it to be like you need to do with my anxiety, but in a sense like yeah, you know it's not something I can control. I can try do get you know in my anxiety that a ten shit just gets to me and not mean we talked about this. We're not mean to each other. We don't call names. We don't. We do get snippy, but we were able to this morning down and talk about why. And for us, that's a huge key element in our relationship is that we talk about why in Brittany I used to fight all the time, and we never got the why why do this? Because, you blah, blah! No, you but are talking about. Why was why do I get upset at that it really in the long run? It really doesn't matter that you took a different route to get home i. personally think ways is a great APP, and generally I think they're trying to find you the fastest route. That's the her point, but it wasn't about that for me. It was about well backstory. My Dad, who, when he goes to pick me up at the airport, I mean this has forever go, but he never wants. Take fifteen years wants to take. benadryl would back when he would do this. Banger to redwood was like ten times slower. Than I fifteen, but he liked it because he was proud of it. Because it led out to the weather, newhouse was okay, but the has like a stop light every block and he drives so slow that he hits every light red and so for some reason directional things like when you were saying in work. This is a better way. I was like just stay on the. The just go straight just straight because it triggered that memory for you. Yeah I didn't even realize it until we start well. I'm not your family members. Your mom looking for keys I'm not actually you're dead and gone the wheel on. Not Any of these people and I'm me. and I can try to hurry if that's GONNA. Make you feel better about life this is. is how I look at life. You guys you're born, and then you die, and you're filling the time in between If you're route, takes you thirty seconds longer to get home. So what right and I get that I was anxious coming home as well. We can happen I was anxious because when I left the dog here all night and we slept in way too late and And so I was thinking. Oh my God. We gotta hurry and get home because I. Don't WanNa. Clean Up, dog messes. If they made a mess that there was already that anxiety you know anytime. You're thinking of these things you can actually voice exactly what you're thinking. What's causing the anxiety? I didn't know you're worried about the dogs. Another problem things is it makes me shut down. So it kind of challenge things itself like I get anxious and then I just shut down because the anxiety is shutting me down, and sometimes I'll hemmings idea i. don't even know why it's happening, and so if you ask wrong, I don't know Yes, so being able to talk about the why and is helpful in you realized also that when I little little little piles of things around like stack of papers, or whatever reminds me on my mother's clutter in her hoarding. Right Yeah Right which I'm. I'm not clutter or a hoarder. Yeah, but it triggers that end. You also don't take hours to get out the door. You know it's an extra five minutes that I get testy with sometimes You're not my dad, but there's still this little bit that reminds me of that when I leave cluttering reminds you and you don't even think about it It's just this reaction. That's right. We have these triggers right from our childhood. Yeah, yeah, so I guess the point of this code counseling session is. When you fight with your partner, get down to the Y.. Why do I feel it's way not. Why do you feel this way Mary? That's why do I. Feel this way That's not accusatory. That's looking inward and saying. What can I do to make this better? We can't do shit until you know why you're doing it sure you know. Yeah, so, what do we do the next time? Something like this might happen. We're doing. Doing, our own thing I'm making dinner. You're exhausted from having battled with generator in your heart, and you're like giving up. You're wanting to leave right and I'm ready to make dinner. We're kind of not seeing eye to eye. Yeah, I sense that I was anxious in the moment I don't know if it was anxious or if it was just more like tired and frustrated. But. It's hard to know when you are feeling anxiety. Yeah, would it have made a difference if I had said he marry? My anxiety is like at and a half right now. Yeah, I think it might have okay. I need to do that. I instead of shutting down. Why do you want to shut down? Do you think because my I know that my brain isn't working right? I can't make a decision. All I can do is say this is what I want. It's hard to compromise It's hard to come up with a plan, but at the same time in that anxiety. If I'm like this is what I WanNa do and you say okay, we'll do your way then. My anxiety goes up another notch because now I feel like Oh shit doing what I want. She's going to be resentful. It's a tough scituate is having anxiety sucks in being a partner with someone who has anxiety also sucks than suck all the time, but when this hits, it's hard for me and it's really hard for you. It's not just. Just, my thing, you got you deal with them right I. Think what would have been helpful would have been for me to say hey. Mary, I'm so anxious right now. I just I can't do anything right now. Yeah, and I know. If you've come and sat next to me and said wow, you must be really anxious right now. Let's take a breath and make a plan because there was a moment where the anxiety lifted for a second. And I was like. Hey, you know what? Yeah, let's see. Let's see. Stay in then go, but then I think you thought I would just like fine. Let's the steak and so your reaction was. No. No, we'll. We'll do it your way your way so excited boom up again. At that point, we were just thinking. The other person was going to be resentful of whatever decision we wanted to make you know. What are you doing as? A SWELL! Kimberly Anderson no sure, but you go to hookah bar and you don't get those waters. Wow I. don't know if last night we could have actually come to a solution because it had gone out of Control Yeah but I think the fact that we talked about it so deeply the next day that when this happens again with a little bit better prepared. Yeah, maybe so I think so I. Really Hope that it doesn't happen where we lose. `electricity in a sweltering night. That was some bullshit yeah. That suck. Yeah, everybody. Yeah, at least if it was in the middle of winter, and it was an ice storm or something, we could keep each other warm. Oh, the would have been fun. LEGIT snuggle although it had been pitch black. Oh okay. Well. That was fun. Yeah, yeah, who knows helpful for people who are listening or at least entertaining. You know there's a lot of relationships. They are trae. Gay reggae While bottom line though I love this girl and even slow as molasses evident lower at times. Okay, all right well, that's subjective. Call right there about someone's pace in life and I'm just taking it easy here. Kids get it in a hurry baby now. It's not that I'm in a hurry. I just let. I think relieving trump standing by the door number leave, and then suddenly you're looking for two things in packing a laptop or whatever I think this all goes back to your dad making everybody away. Yeah I really do. It's interesting sometimes doesn't bother me, but other times when my anxieties kind of swirling, it's hard. Maybe that's why you're always early for things, not just on time, yeah! early early early, and when early person? Yeah, that is I think we've learned something here today. I'm not sure what but there you go. All right well, that is all. There is to say about that at the moment more to come maybe I don't know we'll see. Down this relationship road well, why don't we move onto a letter letter and you have one do of got one right here. Do you want to do the news sort of intro thing? It's time for an LDL. Insisted we do. Read. Okay, this is from coal coal rights. Mary Shelley Hi. My name is Cole and I. Am a Trans Man. I come from a family of Mormons on my mother's side as far back as Wilfred. Woodroffe, who's that Wilford Woodruff? He was a prophet of the Lord was. Sure it was, my mother had six sisters. Her mother had fourteen siblings. Wow, my mother and her sisters all had between three and nine children. I was born female with two sisters. I think the fact that I had no brothers shielded me to an extent from the negative effects of Patriarchy up. Until about age sixteen, I was tedium, and I had no idea. I was Trans until my thirties, but looking back I, see now. I unconsciously expected people to treat me as a boy. Boy and I was constantly surprised and confused when they didn't. Did you go through this at all? you wanted to be? A tomboy wanted to hang out with boy I'm not saying you identified as Male, but you to be treated differently. You wanted to like hang out with boys. Yes, I would much rather been treated like a boy right and not as in I. Actually was a boy that I was accepted as a boy, and as the way more than the boys. Yeah. You know I just can't stand the heavy gender influence that the Mormon Church has and the way that they separate men and women. Girls and boys into doing girl things we were talking about this. In regards to track how they make the girls pull the wagon. What do they call that? The girls Burleson poll that while the men sit on the boys, sit on the side, right and making on a really steep hill where it's pretty much impossible. Yeah, you know for twelve year old girls to push it up the hill, and so then finally the boys come on in like help them, so they can execute it up the hill road. That's just shitty. Yeah and so it's like. How do we prove quickly that boys are better than girls? Oh feats of strength. Yeah, that's easy. We'll does do feats of strength Anyway I. Get sidetracked really easily. Sorry, we should make boys have to like Bertha Baby. Birth that for you. Yeah talk about feats of strength. Let's get back to Kohl's letter. Shall we call, says I remember my mother teaching me about the SACRAMENT, being blessed and passed and I said. When do I get to do that? And she said Oh you don't only boys do. Want slide whistle. I was very confused by this. I was very much a tomboy. When we had family reunions. I would be outside finding Scorpions, spiders, and lizards with boy cousins while the girl cousins looked at the JC penney catalog inside. Fun, doesn't it because I only had sisters, my dad did things with me. Otherwise may not have like teaching me how to tie a high change. A tire work on cars and build shed. Let's My childhood was great by the time I was a teenager, I began playing sick to get out of church. How yeah I didn't feel like if in there I suffered from depression as a teenager, I was put on one antidepressant after another, and was suicidal Oud by the time I was nineteen. I stopped all the prescription. Drugs Cold Turkey because the side effects were too much by this time I had very much become the black sheep both my sisters still went. Went to church knew what they wanted to do in life and went right onto college admissions, I went to cosmetology school I had my first sexual experience at eighteen with a man and one with a woman within the same year the day after my first gay experience I thought I would feel guilty I. tried to feel guilty i. don't ever remember anyone actually saying it was bad to be gay. It was just never talked about it all. I thought about how wrong it must be. But after thinking about it for a few minutes, and not feeling bad I decided, there must not be anything wrong with it. My next thought was now. My dating pool just doubled. The way to look at it, right? I was outed by my older sister. When I was around twenty, she founded dating profile of Mine Online and drove to the House I was renting a room at to confront me about it, Jesus. When she told me what she found I came out to her. And she cried and cried. Oh Yeah. Poor poor that sister to have a gay system I. Know the Shame Yeah Wow. She said she felt she needed to tell mom and dad. I told her she could. I was not going to force her to keep my secret, but I was not ready to talk. She went back to my parents house to tell them I was paralyzed with fear. I knew my parents loved me, but they loved who they thought. I was and this could change everything. Hey, people not okay to tell someone else's coming out story right? Okay, right now it's not. Cole says I called a friend. We went out to dinner and then rented gay coming out movies at the video store. Yes, and I spent the night at her house. That's actually sounds like a really funny and yeah, after avoiding for my parents for three days. I finally agreed to talk to them when I got to my parents house. My mother said I don't understand and just seemed legitimately confused. I started explaining to her how I had felt different. For as long as I can remember. My father sat listening with an UN- approving look randomly quoting scripture. Sounds really helpful. Thanks, Dad! Was it like so the three neophytes? I'm sure it was. And bigfoot uh-huh finally, he said no matter what you think. The scriptures are clear that it's wrong, so it's actually addressed in the book of Mormon. No. It's nine Oh. Oh, okay, Because the Bible, yeah, not, knowing. I said well I don't believe the scriptures are true, so that's irrelevant to which he replied will. It doesn't matter what you believe. Because the truth is, the truth will Wow can't argue with that. No. You're right, sorry. My bad. We went back and forth a few times, and when my father realized I was not going back down, he stood up and said well I guess we will just wait for you to crash and burn come crawling back. Really Supportive Yeah. I love those supportive parents moments. Of good parenting redline an good job, Kohl's Dad. Yeah, I replied with I need to go do laundry and I walked out the door. That's like the best way to end it. said that last night you know what I need to go on. The hotel here doing laundry. Eating steak. Nice Cole says for most of my twenties. I didn't talk to my family very much, and when I did it was awkward and short I'd series of unhealthy relationships. which my therapist later helped me realize where mostly because my example of loving someone was being a doormat, you can relate to the one hundred percent. Yeah, this is not an attack on my mom. This is more a reflection of how women are supposed to act in the. The church I didn't understand how to have and keep boundaries for sure. Raise your hand. Wow to go through this everyone. Yeah, you're not allowed to have an opinion. Isn't that right as a woman in the Mormon Church? Slowly my relationship with my family improved. We mostly avoided talking about my gain, as and my dad wouldn't acknowledge my relationships by age twenty, four, I had officially taken refuge, which is an initiation to become a Buddhist interesting. I had not attended church since I was a teenager, but the missionaries found me every time I moved. You GotTa Take Your name off the records. I'm Mormon missionary seriously one day I had had enough. I was visiting my parents and I. brought it up I said. How do you think they keep getting my address? And my dad said well I gave it to them. I'M GONNA go do laundry. I said look I know where the church is. If I want to return, but it is not okay for the missionaries to keep following me right well. Those are some good boundaries. Has It's great. My family said I had to talk to the Bishop and I refused. Why would call have to talk the bishop evidently because coal needed to get back on the straight and narrow right, the ship was GonNa fix the whole situation they do. Yeah, they do yeah anyway. Cole says this was the first time in my life. I actively looked at anti. Mormon propaganda. Get It I. FOUND QUIP MORMON DOT COM and sent in my letter. One website led to another I began reading books about the true history of the church, and I was furious here I thought I was out of the church, but all these emotions came up and I realized that I was saddled with guilt for things. I didn't actually believe in every time I walked into my parents house I bad that I was not who they wanted me to be. I thought it was a unique free thinker, but it hit me that I had been brainwashed. It's hard when that realization finally hits. Oh right now. We're GONNA. Do Yeah, I'm watch fuck. Do I do about it. It's crazy sending in. That letter was one the best things I've ever done for myself. Because once I moved through the anger felt free. That's awesome. Nice my relationship with my family improved because I let go of the guilt I realized that it's their problem if they're upset with. With Me Yeah. I was less resentful towards them. Because I realized they were brainwashed to, and they were just trying to do the best with what they know. Yeah. I was able to stand up to my mother when she said to me one day that it was my fault, she had to start seeing a therapist again because my coming out ruined thanksgiving. I say where that is a badge of honor. Thanksgiving I ruined moms Thanksgiving now she's in therapy. If! That's not a t shirt. I don't know what is I, said. It's not my fault. I'm happy with WHO I am and my choices. If you have a problem with it, that's your problem to deal with WOW, go coal! The next big change in my life came when the person I'd been dating on and off for about ten years came out as transgender we had been a lesbian couple and finding the lesbian community had been A. A wonderfully positive part of my life and identified as a proud butch feminist lesbian about a year into his transition. We broke up I thought it was because I couldn't be with a man, but I later realized it was because once he transitioned, he started expecting me to be more feminine and I couldn't do it. Interesting I tried and more than once had a panic attack while wearing address feeling like I was going to literally suffocate if I. I didn't take it off I. Feel that yeah! Once we split up, I slowly started to realize that I might be trans. It was a somewhat long and difficult process. After all I was a feminist. I knew that a woman could be anything. She wanted Shirley I was just a butch lesbian? However, talking to my lesbian friends realize that even my most masculine lesbian friends still loved being a woman and loved their body. I didn't I felt odd place. Place decided to sit down with anyone I knew who is trans and ask them. Their story I very quickly realized that this was also my story. At thirty, two, I was single and started taking DASTA thrown nine months after starting, I was lucky enough to have chest reconstruction surgery. This was the best decision I've ever made. I went from feeling so depressed that I didn't leave my room except to go to work to feeling free, confident and happy. That's great I love that that is an option people Cole says when it came time for me to come out again to my family, I sent them along. Email is seemed a little easier than the first time it took a while, but within two years my mother and sisters were using the right Pronoun- most of the time. My father was a different story. For years, he made no effort. I finally sent him an email letting them know that I needed to see him. Make an effort to acknowledge the fact that I am legally male, and that until I get a response will no longer visit my parents house. That's. Brave that's awesome. It took two weeks, but he did respond and from that point forward. He made some very slow changes I'm amazed and happy that I did get closer with my father before he died a few weeks before he passed away, he sent me a very loving email. In Twenty fifteen I was working at a hair masters, and a young person walked. Walked in for haircut I couldn't tell if they were a young lesbian teenage boy or Trans Man. When they walked up to the counter I, asked their name, and they said Cole I said me, too. This was the first time I had ever met someone else. Named Cole I had to enter a gender in the computer before I could start the service. How dumb is that I? Know is it because they charge different prices for haircuts yet, which is weird, because women don't always have longer hair than men highs there, it should be the length of the hair. Not The not what's between your legs couldn't agree more with that so weird I had to enter gender and the computer before I could start the service and I didn't want to embarrass them if I was wrong, so I turned to the computer screen toward them and pointed to where. where it said male and female, he pointed to mail, and I cut his hair I felt a very strong and confusing connection to call a few days later I found out, we had a mutual friend and asked the friend bring him to a party. My friends were having. We hit it off and talked all night I found out. He was a trans man, and he found out I was one as well. What are the chances that two trans men with the same name randomly meet? That's awesome. We've fell head over heels for each other, and started officially dating after about a month. Coal and I have been together for almost five years now. We got married in August wrong. So, that's amazing. After my father passed. My mother was alone in her house in May Colon I bought a new house with my mother I. Feel like it went from being the black sheep of the family to the strong foundation that holds our family together. Wow, yeah, my sisters and mother are still T. B. M.'s. We family night every Sunday night I love them, but I don't love that. Most of the conversations on Sunday are about Church mads sports, GONNA be. That's their life. One thing that makes me sad is that both of my sisters have hardly dated and are in their late thirties and forties I. Really think that the Mormon culture has not prepared them for meeting and interacting with people in a way that could create a relationship right so true. They passed the Mormon. Marrying age is bullshit by now. That's not a thing, no in real life right, and now they are both married to their job, which could be fine if that's what they wanted, but I think they both want kids and a husband. Most of my extended family are still T.. B. M. But I've had some amazing support from cousins, aunts and uncles that attended our wedding and love call. Some of my cousins escaped the church. Good for them I've almost completed a psychology degree online, and I am fascinated by cults and brainwashing. I'm still a Buddhist, but I'm also an atheist. I can love my Mormon family, but I'm definitely triggered by Mormonism and refuse to have any part in it, however small. Even when my father passed I told my family that I would attend the burial, but I would not attend the service at Church. I hope that more of my family will eventually see the church for what it is I. Listen to your podcast on the way to and from work. Shelley stories over childhood feel very familiar to me. Thank you so much for the work. You both do I hope I can meet you both someday someday you will call there you go, and Cole Coal and I WanNa, see picture. Colin not cool and there's coal. I know and maybe they have similar haircuts. Who knows you know 'cause? Co. Cut Cole's hair. So, who cuts Cole's hair? Now hopefully, hold us. Even, when? We could go on and on with his people, but we're not going to. Yeah. We're going to save you. Thank you Cole so much for writing. Yeah, awesome, thank you! Yeah as a reminder. If you would like to write us a letter, please visit latter day, lesbian dot org slash contact. Okay, thank you. We're GONNA. Take a quick break when we come back. We're going to get into some drones in channel member here number paper. Be Right back. We're back. As a reminder, it's still the month of July and the podcast award. Submission is still open. Vote for us. Vote for us, please. That would be so fantastic. Just visit our website, our homepage, latter-day lesbian dot org girl down just a Scottish and There's instructions on how to enter us in two categories, lgbtq and the People's choice. We are the People's choice. We are the People's choice. These people live appreciate you. Speaking of appreciating people. 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"You're listening to the news of this hour on africa business radio. The united nations in tuesday said the nineteen pandemic has fueled a forty percent increase in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance around the globe as it appealed for roughly thirty five billion dollars. Ten up many of those expected to be need next year. You an aid chief. Mark lowcock a said if anyone who will need humanitarian aid next year lived in one country. It would be the world's fifth nation. He added that the pandemic has wrecked conic. Across the most franchise countries lowcock said. They always aim to reach about two thirds of those in need because others for example. The red cross will try to meet the remaining gap. He said this year donnas gave a record seventeen billion dollars to fund jimena -tarian and operations and data show that aid to reach seventy percent of the people talkative and that was the knees this time on africa business radio. You can't continue to in life online at stopping you. Ww dot africa business radio dot com or via our mobile app. I am rachel gender. Thank you for listening.
EP-201 | Role 3 Capability Support and Humanitarian Aid - GSMSG
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That's pretty tremendous and we can't thank you guys for helping spread the word about our program. keep doing that and we'll keep trying to bring you great content each week. This is my first off. Welcome the military podcast but I thought I might do is go down to each of years past history and allow you the opportunity to share a little bit about what you did either through your military career. your career if that's the case or maybe it's a case of you know like you Byron. It's both you know what you're what you did in the past versus what you're doing now I and I think that also will give the audience an opportunity to learn a little bit about your voice and how it connects with you know who's speaking all that kind of stuff. I don't know who wants to go first the cooler than me. Yes all kind of gave the big on my background and then kind of how the group came together and kind of where we're red so my background did Undergrad in Texas A at Rice folks econ police I pretty much which wasn't right into defense contracting work and this was after having done the shortcake's State Department I guess before Arms Control Bureau but that was pretty minor so then and I said went right into defense. Contracting work can focus on Middle East issues affairs where are taught did that for a little bit than went to Georgetown for the Foreign Service Graduate School and got a graduate degree intelligence continue to focus John kind of counterterrorism intelligence efforts in the Middle East really kept that as a focus and then the Arab spring more or less kicked off and I'm after having spent some time over there just the I think the biggest thing that struck me will as security and kind of the being on the pointy end of things that attempts at shaping region through those measures had some you know limited success and you know they're valid efforts on but what I saw as being maybe much more effective. Let's say there was a bombing or shooting and you could treat not no injury you know injured interp- locals enter people and in personnel and let's say you treated someone's mother daughter Chitter something suddenly you got loyalty and you got a you know a real an actual following from the local population and I know everyone hates the whole hearts and minds concept's except and and whatnot but that was kind of that really action and so I remember thinking all right so that might be a way to actually shape things here in the region region and at the same time what he saw from you know international aid groups that has more or less efforts where they came in with dump supplies and leave or they would come maybe we do. EMT level care leave or maybe nursing care and leave and offense to the MTV's nurses but at the end of the day it's not it's not you know high level physician or surgeon level care and at the same time there are legitimate groups that do go out and do do some surgeries you know when examples operation smile they do cleft palate surgeries and that's val great work valid stuff by you know actual board-certified folks but even there at the end of the day all right so they did a couple surgeries and they leave and it's kind of like what is the lasting effect on the population so a big thing for me was we could do better with higher quality folks and have a longer lasting impact so that was kind of when I had to shift or I should go into medicine so I came back to the US. did some work with the Fairfax County fire. Department is a volunteer medic. I'm with them and that was Kinda. My all right do I like medicine or not. and I really did it. was you know the adrenaline rush that I was getting when I was doing work prior and I was helping people and basically my kind of kick up to the next level was really spite in through an argument so basically something dropping off at the hospital is always asking the doctors like what can yeah I do differently or what's the what's the treatment algorithm for something out in the field. What what could I do better and differently in one point? One of the doctors said Dude. You're knowing the Shit Outta me just apply to medical figured out any more I love it so I was like hustle are all right I will so I went back to Georgetown and linked to med school there there and basically once I got into med school they're ahead this network of physicians all my old security in the Middle East and I said all right. Let's let's mashed us all together and that's when the group started so back in twenty fourteen it was like conceptually bring brought together in Twenty fifteen at officially came together as a five one c three nonprofit and really what we started out doing was bringing physicians over to Iraq and to provide care and we basically filled in in a lot of clinics next where groups you know like let's say the UN or doctors borders just couldn't get staffing to go whether it's for security reasons or you know or staffing asking Georgia whatever it was they just didn't have people in these silly so we started staffing it and suddenly we saw this huge impact where like you said before most if not all groups are sending out nurses or medics suddenly the local populations realized that they were bringing doctors so we have refugee camps literally empty seen by doctors doctors and the Guy Polish. This is a huge impact so so we've continued that the at the same time I used us at this point was expanding you know they're presence pushing into Iraq and at the same time there is the need by our Kurdish militia context and guys anywhere in the picture go to get the military medical support so that's when I start reaching out to guys I knew within the special operations community to really do the you know the frontline stuff so at that point we're really bring everything from you know former eighteen delta guys and medics and whatnot sixty whiskeys Sark's what not to do frontline care and action and training all the way up to you know primary care and Cardi traffic surgery every you know full spectrum medicine and kind of like I said before the thrust from the beginning was training because I viewed that is really the way you're GonNa Create Long. Lasting effects acts on the ground is and it's essentially the special forces model. It's you know trained local host nationals and so if you look at what we do now it's everything we do is focused on training host nation nationals and local medical professionals so yeah so at this point the group is more or less scaled held up from when we started in twenty fifteen officially to being now made up of about two hundred. US licensed physicians We cover every single specialty not in about eight hundred military veterans. Who are you know like Byron guys or like Nikki specialists within their profession up the entire allied healthcare professional chain so whether it's medics nurses? PA's CR as you name it we have it's yeah and then let's see in terms of the highlights and the notables were the only non profit humanitarian group in history to have saved the US personal lives in active combat theatre with our own trauma surgery teams we can put everything up to roll three something you know even a role for capable we'll teen on the field because we can put all surgical specialties out there. we have sent fourteen teams to or we're GONNA one coming up in our fourteenth teen Iraq. We've sent teams to do smaller teams that do work within africom within Africa we have have also trained the equivalent J. Sock J. male units with European partners yeah so that's kind of like what we're up to. I mean that's kind of the real brief blast on everything and you know we got these like superstars like Nikki involved now and Byron studs like him mostly honestly for looks. I don't know what the fuck these guys are good for otherwise but going on it's close enough. He's supposed to be body double but I guess I gotta put on more weight or something workout more some of those but but yeah I mean that's that's really the gist of everything being on these guys can tell you more about what it means from the medical perspective or from the veterans standpoint. I'll let them kind of go on from here Byron. I WanNa get into your pass because I know you have a little bit of special forces so I WANNA go back into the very beginning did you come in is in eighteen eighteen x ray or did you come in the kitchen army and then roll into SAS. I actually what Ha- how that worked for me was I was in Third Ranger Battalion most of my military career forbidding Yup at Fort Benning I came in I enlisted I went to Korea. I enlisted with ranger contract but the Ra is called rip at the time it's now called they were full so one off to Korea went right out of high school and basically got into volunteered to go to a airborne school rip and the rest was history. I stayed there until about two thousand seven and then went to the army the army freefall teams for a about two years and in an I went on to cooler units in the Army and then spent time doing that got out and started defense vince contracting for a little while POWs lost. One of the didn't really WanNa do the the gunslinging thing anymore. I'm your typical veteran I if you don't leave the military with the DD two fourteen crappy credit and at least one divorce you know you're you're not a real veteran and I was definitely your I. I'm always taking things to the next level so I was like not only did I have one but I had to so you know and I was feeling pretty crappy about it. You know he's got a one up everybody else rate so you know even in my my horrible personal life but so I I really really I was actually super down. I didn't really have like the direction that I wanted. I was suffering serious depression separation anxiety from the military you go from being this guy. That's your at the tip of the spear you know involved in literally in missions that are in books looks now and like yeah. There's my pitcher in this book there's this there's that and it's it was so depressing to to be. He and I had a really bad marriage and I ended up attempting suicide and I was he's like you know is just going through all that stuff it was just terrible and my buddy I walked in to actually Aaron and his men and we went on the last trip but one of my best friends was sitting in a starbucks and he was in nursing school and and I basically was like Oh you guys studying for your paramedic you know and when the army was short on medics they sent a bunch of of you know soft guys to emt school and then went to a basically it was like a condensed version of stop them and the Special Operations Medical Course and I attended that and I really fell in love with mercy medicine but you know always settled myself off short either because of my you know getting out never really wanted to get into it didn't think are smart enough. Whatever and I ended up going to school started to go to school? Oh for a from nursing I ended up going to the. Va they had a practitioner program for nurse partitioning and I scored top ten in the nation and and they said we'll pay for all of it so I went off and started to do that that was right after my attempt and I was like you know I really this isn't again I'm still kind of. I don't like this clinical stuff. I really like the I missed. I missed the T. triple see the tactical combat casualty care and I miss teaching and all this stuff and Lo and behold I had an email pop up about GSM as g she and actually Nikki's pitcher was on it of course Jon Hagey Nikki was repelling. They had the shirts and I was like man this slicks this looks so cool the shirt either the repelling which Republicans were telling you know so and I applied and I I actually got a phone call from Aaron and he interviewed me and I was I was all on board and a couple of weeks later. We had the hurricane that hit Panama City and I started doing a ton of work with that and we you and GM's g brought in assets. I was able to acquire almost three point five million dollars worth of relief effort into Panama City and we were literally the first people to set foot in Panama City. We actually funny. We had a standoff with the COP and the COP was like no. I'm not letting you in and the cops like I'm coming in and my partner and I write laughing all like no no. There's people need help and we got to get in there and he's like finally he he he bowed up. I bowed up and I said I'm coming in whether you want me or not. He's like that's so cool all right come on. You're not gonNA find anything. Everything's level. There's no oh addresses. There's no you're not gonNA find anything and the next morning there was a bunch of news crews where we had part because we couldn't we had to go in on foot at that point and had a kid. One arm had my empty rucksack eight that did have water in it and this guy's like Holy Holy Crap you found the guy you're looking for and I said Yeah and you never tell arranger. He can't do something because you'll show you that he can because we had attended grid and we found him he was actually in any Jason House that hadn't collapsed and then after that the news media really started jumping all over the place and wanted to find out what GM's G was all about shortly thereafter Aaron offered me the position as the director of forward deployed operations for GSA. MSG The and I jumped all over it in pretty much became my life after so from from a soft veteran that was Malinga through life. I guess trying to find that purchase again trying to find that that belonging in that tribe that yeah that try Dong that tribe that thing that makes you feel important again that you had you're I mean there's there's nothing greater than being in soft and your your gearing up and you're putting all the gear and you hear the rich and it's like you. You Live live in that like movie real constantly and and then it's just over. It's like move ins and you're like holy crap. What do I do now and then you kinda jump from thing to thing the thing and then you go to defense contracting and Aaron can attest to this? It's like every man for himself. The Brotherhood's not there. It's just it's cutthroat and I didn't like it and I got here in with GIS this G and we went on that trip and you. I mean these people you know want nothing more than freedom they. They want nothing nothing more to be able to live in peace. They want the same things that uh us as Americans want. They just happen to live in a part of the world that is at war right. I mean it's only by the grace of God in our our our soldiers that were not in a position ourselves and and for me to be able to be honored enough to go out and bring medical aid and training to those who would otherwise never get it is just a tremendous honor brings that purpose back into not only my life but other veterans as well like Nikki who's just retired and then other eighteen series guys that you know who were you they are eighteen delta that we have right now are just second to none I mean their professionalism and their training and their ability to to bring that aid in a known train that role too in that role three in an environment and just seamlessly transition into something and in volunteer on our trips is just outstanding. It's an honor to be able to work with those types of guys again. What is it specifically that you kind of do for GSM Sgi? I mean you know you gave the title or you know so what what specifically does that entail. Look look pretty cool cool. No I actually so I will do a lot of the we get a lot some sponsors. I worked with the sponsors I help air with preparing the Peo- I are our instruction that we're doing clean. I help basically the logistics of getting the teams to and from the training sites all that type of stuff and then and of course with my medical background I assist whether it be an a a clinics or whatever the case may be or teaching the difference prints mark March march algorithm and that's why I just I instruct with the rest of all men just like Jack of all trades if you'll may jump in here say so basically when we have actually Kinda like touch on two things so one is like GSM s yes. She is more or less kind of like a home for veterans who want to go into the global healthcare scene I mean there's plenty of you know domestic. US side ones but as far as when it comes to the international global healthcare global humanitarian aid. I'm pretty much the magnet for that and part of that is a lot of the big name groups they think of Wolf specifically reject veteran population we've put out some emails honestly because I actually believe that at first but then we got some feedback and I think the word for word response was your military background besmirches our image of impartiality conflict theater so some of these big name groups zoo. Your military background is accused attractor and I remember getting some heated arguments one of these jokers saying. Are you kidding me like who you think is more qualified to provide that humanitarian aid in Iraq do deployed there eight times some Yuppie kid who's never left the country out of you know Fuck Idaho so I mean you know in take a look at those organizations of their loss because we find huge value in the population and Byron definitely touched on that I mean you know eighteen. Eighteen dollars are really good example where you've got these guys who are extremely highly qualified. Mike employers a surgeon now like some of these eighteen delta guys are as talented as we we are I mean they could do surgery for they give back to the US and their qualifications for sometimes don't translate the crap in there left you know on like ambulance transport service moving geriatric patients between retirement homes right and it's a massively depressing thing it's clinically proven to cause PTSD in depression but then they get an our teams and you get folks like I said you know Byron these guys where you know there get a good sense of purpose. They're in a team setting again. They get to deploy overseas doing legitimate work and so it's it's. It's a huge boost. If you talk to literally anyone on our our team you know like Barnes said it's like you're almost back in the movie here. It's your back in back on scene. It's it's as much as you could possibly ask for so yeah Mel Tangent there. It's the whole reason we went understanding so so like for example Biron teams do like on any given team will usually have several components so one is the surgical teams one will be the primary care physician teams one's going to be the nursing is is the nursing team and the other one of our more specialized groups as the military trainer teams and so within that that's something where you know someone like Byron can lead leads that team you know he makes sure that they're where they need to be doing what they need to be doing with the supplies that they need and that way the medical folks can really a focus on training you know but barons the guy that makes it all run smoothly so so that's why leaders and people who can I work with people and you know you know be the cowboy wrangler when they need to be you know that's why people are critical so well and you and you have a built insecurity system right there as well because you've got trained guys from the soft community that are right there. You know doing the work and so these guys who better to know what they're they're dealing with and yeah exactly. I mean so you know in kind of go on that point. Just I'm going to turn out to go on some long. Changing the like that is I think I think what makes our group unique in that you look at for example the UN massive amounts of their budget good plus it just bureaucratic overhead but even when you get on the ground I think for every one medical professionals can put in the field. They have like several armed armored vehicle convoys like the outlay for most of these inner most if not all international aid organizations to put medical professionals in the field is massive when it comes to just trying to protect them but then you have our group where every single person the group suddenly shift year and be on a robust defensive posture like you're not you don't have to suddenly call in a cure for for something like we are the cure F- I mean you guys like buyers shifts the fan our team is now very strong defensive posture team so so yeah. It's a I I would say in terms of that. We are very unique when it comes to international aid groups have very smartly done to considering the theaters where you are. That's a that's a great way of doing it and trying to encapsulated both because like you said otherwise your budget would get sucked up. You wouldn't have any you wouldn't have any funds left the people that are donating who in Nikki how was it that you even found out about. GSM S G in the first place so I think it was instagram again somewhere. Yes your videos work about about it. I was for some reason I don't remember why I got really interested in that region. They're working out of and I think that bounced me into someone reposted him or I don't know what happened but it was like well what says and this is what I was active duty so I'm Erin for years now and he invited me to basically interview and can talk to him and I it was like Byron was saying I mean what attracted me was. It's a very you know a strong veteran association with their organization and and then after retiring you're you're kind of lost. You just don't really know it's just like you. You said you know you're just all of a sudden. It's it's over. I mean I literally woke up the that Monday and was like what would we do no shortage of things to do though slow but I think that's what happens. Is You find all these things he pile your played up with all this this crap you know and now I'm at this point where I'm I'm reading through that and I'm I'm really figuring out what I WANNA do and I've always known that I wanted to deploy with them and go one of these trips I just couldn't before when I was active. Active duty can get away or get that time or permission but now this is the opportunity to do it and I just I like what he's got going on and I really believe in and there's a lot of organizations out there. You have to be really careful with when it comes to the international aid and not really knowing that road or or about it you think everybody's good and everyone's doing great beings and then you you take a peek behind that curtain. It's like okay. That's not what I want to be associated with so and I've done my research and I've always liked wait wait Aaron his start aid and you know I believe in it so I'm really excited to be part of it. What is interesting interesting journey? Though in a path that you chose I mean the fact that you have all the international work prior to going into the medical field. You know you would have thought that it would have been maybe quite the opposite. I said you've gone the medical route and would have been then put in situations where you would have been involved in international relations or something of that nature that got you in this field l. but it was quite the opposite and so as you very unique story because now what you've done like you said or even with Byron says you've taken that passion that you initially had and found a way to couple that together with your medical experience and create a wonderful organization helping the world out there in a program that doesn't exist like this very commendable then I mean I appreciate it. It's a it's a nice way to put it. I just kind of look at it. As there's a huge void when it comes to global whole healthcare like Nikki said you look behind the curtain on a lot of these organizations in your mostly appalled and shocked at what author doing I mean you know there are groups out there that may or may not be well intentioned but they're running around without qualifications and a you know a Lotta Times frankly no medicine is you know better sometimes than bad medicine. I mean like an example of this. Is You have patients who may be you know terminally injured and if you're not qualified to really provide care you may be literally be prolonging some horrific traffic suffering rather than just realizing or coming to the recognition that it may be futile to do anything in which case the real ethical thing to do is let the patient go because that is nothing other get nothing good is going to come out otherwise and so you have groups where people are unqualified if I'd be providing care literally essentially torturing patients into death in it's it's horrific war or just in terms of you know fraud and funding issues shoes I mean we as an organization strive and we are all volunteer organization so there is no personal profit motives what we do whereas if I was almost say for all international groups there is a business reason for the people to be out there and also for them to not do training actually had a discussion with the AH again. One of the guys I knew were on the big name groups and he asked why on Earth. Are you guys training. Anybody like why why the hell would you do that. and I was trying to tell him it's like well. That's how you create lasting impact your fucking idiot so the reason he said this is again. This is a buddy of mine but he was saying that the reason is if you look at a group much say big name organizations nations are getting paid hundreds of millions of dollars to provide. Let's say basic. EMT LEVEL CARE in Africa for example. If you go there and you train the locals how to provide the entry level care then you don't have a job. Your organization has no reason to be. That's what am I supposed to do. Those work out of right exactly exactly clean well for these major innovations who's lying have thousands of staff and their livelihood depend on is completely against business interests to train anybody to do anything so yeah there. There's a big reason why no one else is really doing much in terms of training but I agree like I think I put out I think one of the first newsletters I put out with our group years ago as Our whole point is self obsolescence like we sh- the ideal outcome is that we are no longer needed in that location where we are so and then we'll move onto somewhere else because I unfortunately it can show you. There's going to be no shortage of conflict or you know people injured so like what what are we really worried about. If we make ourselves obsolete in one area so yes bottom line with this rant was that I agree completely with what Nikki was saying that you get behind the curtain on a lot of groups and you realize it's not what you really want to be the apart of whereas with our group we try and be as transparent as possible to people. Who are you know I guess in the no yeah I mean we're not going to broadcast you know general public like where we are what we're doing when but you know I think the people that are involved? you know they can see the real effects effects of overdoing and you know we you know as if I want see three our budgets are open public record so that you know anyone that wants to see where funding goes more than welcome to see it so there are a lot of people that are going to be listening who are from the south community. I mean a lot of our hosts that are on our podcast here are from that same community so of course their friends and the extensions and all that list and so they may go okay. Hey this sounds like something I wouldn't get involved if so if they said that what are the steps how do they do is it's just reaching out is just as simple simple as that to start the initiation process or are their positions and assignments out there or is there more. I know I'm asking a lot of questions here but is there more than one assignment going on at one time frame and deployment to a specific region of the world or how does that work in terms of people getting involved. It's a a lot of word of mouth kind of through the military communities essay also I guess social media apparently works these two knuckleheads on baller too so that the reason but yeah you know if people reach out to the organization we have people that can more or less screen for the qualified folks folks so again like word of mouth and personal connections is huge because you know if it's someone I known someone I trust and I'll trust their judgments who this person is but worst case scenario just reach out through a website we definitely have people that screen all that very closely so someone applies with legitimate qualifications we will then then reach back out to them. we do have pretty large numbers though when it comes to applications I'd say for any let's say for a team or fifty person team that goes sometimes and those are just kind of like you know ballpark numbers we've had up to two thousand applications. Wow how but again I would say. I got caveat that with most of those people are not qualified in anything other than probably to play call duty at home or something right so I'd say do exactly so we do screen for the highly qualified folks and if yes if you're in the special operations community you know likely there are people that are in your Special Forces group in your unit or something that are have some affiliation one way or another or if not just reach out to Nikki or Byron number other other votes will put you in touch with us if you if they think that you are a qualified individual so what about as far as like multi multi multi theater or the locations and staff are you guys focused on per quarter going to particular area per year. How does that work yeah so so we have opportunities in almost every theatre where every say come back man for when you giving up one way or another so they're opportunities in South America license before we have opportunities to train European partners Middle East obviously we kind of go fairly frequently too we also have positions or locations within Africa that are available for us to go to it's just a matter of when and where we go at this point we're sending teams really at a rate of probably three or four year but as a as an all volunteer nonprofit we rely on donations support our Iran enough because we have primarily active duty military law enforcement fire rescue following a lot of those donations nations comes through the Combined Federal Campaign which I'm sure your audiences familiar with really it depen- our our growth growth depends on the level of support that we get that's really I mean the more support we get from the community? The more teams can put in the field so that's what it comes down to Byron. I'm curious in your you know since you transition doubt and you had some of the struggles that you were talking about now looking back on it in hindsight what are some of the advice that you give and maybe nicky you as well since you're very recent to those who are separating that come from that same community. What are the lessons learned that you can pass on because there's so many people bowl that we all know part of the problem is not necessarily the regret or whatever is the sense of loss of tribe is that tough and transition you know you go from focusing on single things now all of a sudden having to focus on a multitude of things a crying baby or having to find work or possibly losing a loved one or or whatever the case may be? It's very difficult challenging at times. Oh yeah absolutely well you know when there's an old saying in the military you're your plan is only as good until the first round is fired. I got out the military I had a solid plan and Bam. Am I was in the middle of a divorce all of a sudden and everything that I had plan for everything that I thought was going to happen didn't happen and it you know being honestly the best advice I can tell you. There's there's nothing wrong with the veterans seeking help it doesn't make you less of a man. It doesn't make you less of a woman soldier airman. Whatever sailor does not it does not make make you any less if you are having issues with? PTSD which can be anything from flashbacks bad dreams night terrors. You know you know. Reach out your veterans. Your brothers your sisters to your left into you're right. They're still there here for you. you can pick up that phone and call them talk to them. Don't suffer in silence as we say in the Special Operations Community when you leave. There's there's no reason for that. you know a ninety nine percent of the time actually probably one hundred percent of the time you pick up a phone to call your fellow veteran whether it would be Nikki was never in the army and nor was Erin but if I picked up the phone and called album I can almost one hundred percent guarantee that they have suffered or gone through the same things that I've gone through or am going through if I in that moment you know and and be active you've got to be involved in something something thing that you like something that keeps you fit and something that puts money in your pocket and and you know those three things things and if you can do one thing that does all of them more power to you pinpoint yeah. You've hit the holy grail but you've got to be involved you know sitting at home moping around and thinking about you know you know looking at all the things that you did look cool out you you once were doesn't doesn't do anything for anybody except create worse find that thing again and join an organization like Jess. MSG is is going to give you back some of those things. I would think that you're missing that you just described and and not only that but you're working alongside to your left and right in this case soft members number who've been there done that you're going back. Perhaps even to an area that you serve than that. Where a lot of came back at you know and some of that some people? I know they've gone back. They've actually found that very cathartic. You know they're able to solve some issues that they may have had when they came away from that. I've definitely had like a number of veterans. Let's say that exact thing where let's say they were in Mosel or you know someone Iraq or Syria some and they lost a buddy over there for them to get back over there. on one in one regard for them was the ability to carry on the legacy other brother. You know like they were carrying on the mission so for them. That was that was massive massive. I mean you can tell night and Davies guys were like sad before they get on the team with us and it's like a different person it's amazing and then similarly to we've had other guys who were part of like civil affairs or something and they you know they work with these communities and then they come out of the military and they that community they worked with in Iraq or Syria. Were Africa. You know this is a chance for them to re-engage with these populations that they almost made a second home with you know so so yeah. It's exactly what you're saying there. Sorry sorry to kill you off there. No I literally was just talking to Nikki about this today and I live like when we landed in the area that we were operating in the last trip and I we got off the aircraft in my stomach literally sunk because I looked over and I literally and I took them now thinking about it because it was so emotional for me because I was sitting on a corner launching Ching rounds from that exact corner and I'm like holy crap and then I remember like exam area yet L. Yeah and I remember driving to one of our locations for training and what has a police station was another a different facility and it was where we would we would get attacked and I'm like coal. My Gosh like that weird. It's just like the surreal but it was. It was exactly what Aaron said Holy Moley like. I'm coming back like CDs. You feel like the Old World War veteran on d day like you know yeah I was right here and I I saw this and I went here and I mean obviously still zoned but you know you're like holy. where I once brought so much destruction action and death I'm now bringing peace and prosperity and health and wellness to the very people that not not that I was fighting these individuals I was fighting the people that were oppressing them and and it was it was surreal it was I have to tell? Do you absolutely wild I. I think that's really cool really amazing too. I mean because again so many guys especially within the soft community the come back and that's that's part of this struggle as they feel like they're not with their buddies. They're not still in the fight and they're buddies are still in the fight and so it may read that they're they're discharged for medical reasons. It could be if something of that nature. They're still from the military standpoint. They may be broken. They can't service young man's game. I get it but in this kind of world like you guys are doing here you giving giving them a sense of purpose back that that element or that reason that separated them from the military doesn't mean that they are skill set is not still applicable within MSG doing doing the thing. I'd say we're doing yeah so it's it's. It's really good for everybody involved and I gotta believe it's it can help a lot with post traumatic stress as well on yeah absolutely one of two you know going back to the thing I mentioned well back where you know we're the only group that's actually saved active duty active if US personnel lives in theater another way or reason or whatever you want to phrase it as for the guys to get involved with our group is that this is actually an opportunity still save duty lives. I mean like let's say you came out of the seventh group or something we made deploy one of our med surge teams to you. An area where seventh group is currently deployed and there's a real world chance that you may end up saving the lives of Nice in seventh group. It's just it's just an example. I mean like so so you know it's not even just helping all the people locally it's literally a possible chance to re-engage with what's going on on the ground. Also I mean I think. GSM MSG is unique in fact fat and having come from that rule to world in the military. it really mirrors that I don't think any of the other organizations are doing things like the damage control surgery resuscitation like like they are so once once again you know being a veteran and coming from that world. This is why you know this is something that you're looking for and then again we don't see each every day or you know Byron night which each other off the the instagram and just talking on the phone but I can guarantee that you know when you're when you're a veteran or when you're you've been in in the military I already know how he's going to be like. He knows he probably already knows what my work. Ethic is going to be like. I know this is going to be like I you know I I already know what I'm getting into. Thank you know worked with these guys before because we all kind of have seen mind frame so you're in the navy the better hey Erin where air can people learn more about yes. MSG I mean we've talked about it and I'm sure there's a lot of brain that goes along with those initials but when somebody's looking for you out on social media like we already talked about about or when he get involved or even donate house the way they can go about doing that yeah so I would say just good at GS MSG DOT org. That's you you know our main website if they wanna get a sense of kind of what goes on with our teams and whatnot the photos honestly on instagram or a good kind of window into to what these teams have done will be doing doing beyond that reaching out the through our website the site will let us connect them to someone that has the same background so for example with the eighteen delta's who were we're on our upcoming team. We had them get in touch with all the rest of the eighteen delta's that are already on a group some of the like physical therapists out of the coming out of the military three we put them in contact with the physical therapist in our team who were from the military from the army so it's a reach out to us if we if we see your qualifications allegations and we'll reach back out to you in put you in touch with you know folks with your background can really relate to you and kind of really in in terms of donating waiting they can do that through the website you can do it through our facebook page which frankly is better because facebook doesn't have these like premium charges on donations or like I said if you're in the military or you're in the federal government it's right now is the combined federal campaign season so the best thing you can do in terms of that is mobilized your unit mobilized office and just you know Johnny that way. It's it's something that's going to happen anyway. So why not have go towards an organization that you believe in have you know something Commonwealth and then beyond that you know our needs needs because we are you know we're a human capital organization. We rely on the expertise of people like Nikki and Byron you know our needs aren't giant Komo twenty foot containers of supplies. You know what we would need. Are you know logistical stuff like vehicles or given where we're going. It's as you know body armor night optical devices stuff like that. It's essentially the same gear you used while you were in the same stuff. We use now defend fan. We're putting a team so if you have that year even if it's a single set and you want to donate it and get a tax write off because we're five months three. We can give you a tax. Write off for you know the full market evaluator. It's your old us. SUV's functions or if you've got some nods laying around or if it's equipment that that's that's where that's where our needs are beyond you know the expert bodies that come with us but yeah I mean name. That's that's really like I said you know the experts in our community or the same experts from your community and we will put you in touch but if you're still elect duty or federal government the Combined Federal Campaign which is right now is probably the most effective way for your channel donations and funding baron. I really appreciate you guys coming on. Share you guys back story about how this all started and of course Byron sharing the transition and the struggle is because I think it's real and I I think it's also real for people to find a way like an organization as yours. GS MSG to try to get connected connected back with their veteran brothers and sisters and find some way to connect with the tribe or something of that nature where they can still use their passion to do something good in in the world and I appreciate you guys in applaud you for what you guys are doing. Thanks for coming on. Thank you. Thank you for your time. Appreciate it yeah
United Nations And Ethiopia Reach Agreement On Aid Pact For War-Hit Tigray
"You're listening to the news office hour on africa. Business radio and the united nations agreed on wednesday to channel desperately needed humanitarian aid to north in the region of tigre. A month of war is believed to have killed thousands of combatants and civilians. Federal troops have been battling the time people's relation font. And i've kept shut. The regional competition account and the pact announced by officials. Well i relieve on government controlled areas of tigra. un humanitarian coordination agency all c. h. As said the deal would ensure that humanitarian will have unimpeded sustain anti kill access to areas under the control of the federal government. In this i agree region and that was the news at this time. Africa business radio. You can continue to listen life online at. Www africa business radio. That's come or via our mobile app. I am rachel she do. Thank you for listening.
Alms held up: Venezuela
"Hello and welcome to the intelligence on economist radio. I'm your host. Jason Palmer every weekday. We provide a fresh perspective on the events shaping your world. Every year since nineteen sixty five genial gentlemen from Nebraska has put his thoughts into a long letter tomorrow. He'll put out another one and hundreds of thousands of people can't wait to see it. Our correspondents and editors weigh in on Warren Buffett's wisdom. And there's tremendous growth in genre of Japanese literature books written by and for the elderly, but as lives grow longer, the young too are getting a peek at what lies ahead. First up though. Tomorrow is the deadline set by one Guido widely viewed as the interim president of Venezuela for humanitarian aid to be delivered to the impoverished country. Then his way has been facing rampant, hyper inflation and shortages of food and medicine after years of misrule by President Nicolas Maduro who still clings to power. Mr. muddle won the presidency again last year in elections that were widely viewed as fraudulent now Venezuela's opposition and more than fifty countries recognize Mr. Widodo as the president. He's been organizing stockpiles of food and medicine in Colombia, and Brazil and will be traveling to the Colombian border from Caracas to meet the deliveries. He's also called for volunteers to come to the border and help distribute it more. No single thin guarantee. Ah mister Modesto says he'll block any aid deliveries yesterday. He closed the border between Venezuela and Brazil and has threatened to close the border also with Colombia. Nicholas maduro. The president basically deny is that there's a humanitarian crisis going on in Venezuela part of the pace that the opposition is making is we're the guys who can relieve these shortages and begin to feed you properly and begin to provide medicines in the hospitals. So we'll any of Mr. guidos humanitarian aid make it into the country. Brooke Unger is our America's editor what is Mr. Guido planning this weekend. He said February twenty third is the day when all the say that's piling up in Columbia and other countries around. Venezuela will begin to move into Venezuela. To relieve the humanitarian crisis there and the big question is going to be can you make that happen? And what will the government do to stop it? Where's this aid coming from a lot of it's coming from the US? They're awesome European countries that are contributing aid to this effort. So it's coming from quite a number of places. But yeah, mainly from outside the region, and why this deadline what's special about the twenty third Guido and a rally. Week or so ago said, you know, kind of name the twenty third is being the day when this would begin to happen. So it's kind of self imposed deadline, but they needed to start at some point. And you know, obviously in addition to being a day when hopes that aid begins to flow into Venezuela. You know, there's there's a lot of politics and symbolism surrounding this day. So he not only wants food medicine to get the people, but he wants the world to sort of rally around the idea that, you know, his interim government is going to is going to provide support for for Hungary Venezuelans so about that crucial. Question of Ken, Mr. Guido, get this eight through do you think he can what is what's the plan? What he does have what he's trying to have is he's signed up hundreds of thousands of volunteers who were supposedly going to try and begin to bring this aid from the border with Colombia into something like twelve cities inside Venezuela. And how that actually is going to play out will be very interesting to see, you know, we don't know exactly what his tactics are going to be you know, one thing to to point out is that the the border between. Colombia and Venezuela was pretty porous you know, you could have all in tears crossing the border on guarded points. And attempting to bring aid in that way. There's also speculation that you know, they might be airdrops of aid from from US planes a could come in that way or by or by boat. So, you know, we don't know exactly what Ruthie eight is going to take. And what we really don't know is what the reaction of Venezuela's armed forces are going is going to be what might they do it. Why can they be seem to stop aid coming in the government portrays this essentially as sort of invasion of Venezuela? I mean, they they regard the delivery of American aid as being kind of a cover for an attempt to in American attempt to topple the government in American invasion of swords. And you know, they would see stopping the aid as being away of defending their sovereignty. President Trump has come out clearly in support of Guido. Except president widens generous offer of amnesty deliver your life in peace with your families, and your countrymen what's America's interest in this whole question. Don't Trump has taken a very firm and consistent line against the Madero regime, which is not entirely consistent with his line on other repressive dictators in the rest of the world their various explanations for that. I mean, one reason may be that they're quite a lot of Americans Venezuelan and Cuban origin in Florida, which is an important swing state. And so, you know, it it it Trump wants to appear to be on the side of those people who are who are certainly against the Venezuelan regime. You know, it's also true that, you know, some prominent Republicans in particular Marco Rubio, who's from Florida has kind of made it his his 'cause right? What about the effect that might have been in in the country? It could it be that the Venezuelan people like meddling American administration even less than they like the situation. They've got. There's a big risk here at the moment, the US and the opposition in Venezuela are kind of working hand in glove, and the opposition of gone along with very very tough American sanctions, which the hope is that the sanctions are going to dislodge the regime by denying the cash basically needs to survive, but you know, in doing that it's also going to worsen the the plight of the Venezuelan people. So you have this rather ironic situation where in order to push the regime out the opposition to starting with measures that that will hurt their own people. You know at the moment, there's an alliance there. But it certainly, you know, it's certainly true that if the US follows through with its threat to begin to use military force to push the regime out, then the the the equation could change. I I think it's very important that this process and Venezuela be seen as you know, Venezuelans getting rid of victory will regime rather than as Americans coming in. And imposing a government that suits them will this work for. I do you think that? He he will be able to sort of assume power in in full or will Mr. Madero hang on in the long run. I think that's very very difficult to say it's clear that the pillars of support for this regime are crumbling. They've lost public support. They've lost international support except for a few few isolated countries. Like Russia and Turkey, even China is is kind of wavering. They're running out of cash, but unless you you begin to see real signs of defection within the armed forces. You know, this regime can this regime can go on. And there's no further indication that support for him within this sort of the higher echelons of the military is is crumbling at the moment. There's no such indication. You had the the defense minister saying a couple of days ago that the coalition arranged against the government would have to topple it over his dead body. The the army high command seems to be pretty solidly with Madero. So there's no real indication except for a few isolated cases of defense. Action that the army is going to desert the gene, right, Brooke. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you. Warren Buffett is a legendary investor. He's nicknamed the sage of Omaha every year. He writes a letter addressed to shareholders in his firm. Berkshire Hathaway this year's is out tomorrow. It's hotly anticipated by lots of people unconnected to the company as well in part because he's renowned for his folksy wisdom. Do your own work and make your own judgment be fearful when others agreed be greedy. When others fearful you only find out who's living naked hiking out if a horse of been making investment decision. We wouldn't have the automobile. These mentors carry a lot of weight giving Mr. buffet achievements. In the words of some of the business and finance guru's here at the economists. He's the greatest living investor. Annualized return is case twenty percent, which is double the performance of the market. Huzzah kind of unique status because he's a he's a folk hero in America in this fairly regular houses spends. I think something like a hundred thousand dollars a year. No more even though his network has to be something like seventy or eighty billion dollars couches all of his investment advice in very easy to understand folksy ways. And this makes him popular every man compared with the sort of Wall Street investors that public is. But if you're not a shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway, why read Mr. buffets annual letter at all I'll be reading because everyone else is reading the letter. That's how it works in markets. It's like a funny investment column. It's quite entertaining. And as for the letters content. Every year the something either witticism or an incisive remark that gives investors very useful insight about what they should be doing Philip Coggan rights are bottled column about management. He's been very good pointing out the times when he thinks that the market is overvalued all that there is financial excess in the system know, he was seen in the late nineties as dinosaur for not getting tech stocks. But he was right. There was a bubble going on at the time. And he was proved to be right subsequently. There's this sort of magic mythology around buffet. So you know, what Buffett says, maybe maybe I can follow that and get a little bit of the action. Andrew Palmer is our executive editor. They're all literally funds the Tron type the buffet magic and turn that into investing techniques. What constitutes the buffet? Magic emerges across the body of the shareholder letters, which Mr. buffet has been writing since nineteen sixty five I think there are three sort of common threads that run three fifty plus years of letters that he's been writing. I is domestic business that you call on the he likes simple businesses with clear strategies and business opportunities. For would is our Wall Street correspondent the second common. Thread is how to tweet your employees and the management of companies. I think they haven't had a single CEO leave the forty companies that they own in the past twenty five years. He looks for strong managers who are motivated by the integrity and the energy. And the third thing is his whole investment thesis, which is that you should also invest in companies when they look undervalued buffet says is that people rush to buy things at the point when everyone thinks that doing really really, well, then they rushed to sell things at the point when everyone is panicking, and you should basically flip that. So you know, if you see a great company and its prices being whacked by it, and when he buys he holds. So he says his favourite holding period is forever. Pick businesses that have a kind of motor around them, which can defend themselves against new rivals. Pick those which have a very strong franchise and very high earnings because we keep reinvesting the earnings then over the long run, you will grow buffet famously spends an enormous amount of his time sitting in a very nondescript office in Omaha reading, and he reads, obscure, magazines, he looks deeply into figures looks into account. Patrick fouls. Oversees all of our business and finance coverage. Or he doesn't do is rely that mulch on third party sort of external assessments of high to understand the world. The consultants the bankers the analysts his view is most of this complete rubbish. And the you need to look directly at the facts yourself and try and reach a common sense judgment about them. These principles of investment aside. The letters also reveal the narrative Mr. buffet has constructed about himself and his partner, Charlie Munger. There is no doubt that they are the heroes of the story from every paragraph. There is something about just how wonderful they are. Henry tricks rights are Shumpert or call him about business. And then there are there are the classic villains. Which are like the deal makers, the investment bankers, the big chief executives whatever, and he always portrays them as being these guys with big hungry mouths dying to be fed by the markets. The interesting thing about buffet is the he projects a story by himself that doesn't exactly much what has actually taken place. So his investment stall has changed significantly. It used to be principally about taking small stakes in listed businesses and running an insurance company will happen will recently is he's engaged in huge takeovers of big industrial companies and his letters. I think project a degree of continuity that hasn't actually happened in real life. And they don't in the latest age really grapple with the big issue about berkshire-hathaway. It's resorted to doing these huge acquisitions it's not really clear that they've been particularly successful. And that's why berkshires performance relative to the stock market's actually flagged in recent years. And what can we expect to see when this year's letter comes out tomorrow? What people will be looking for. I think is three things. One is the traditional buffet offering which is lessons about investing commonsense. Rules of thumb. The second thing is people will look for information about the portfolio. He runs known berkshire-hathaway is one of the world's ten most valuable businesses loss. -ly people be looking for information about when the show ends because Mr. buffet is really very elderly and the question of succession, and who takes over the management of this big companies becoming ever more important. The company is. Really something that he controls. It's his personal stall that dictates have allocates resources on hundreds of billions of dollars of other people's money tied up in it. But whatever happens to Berkshire Hathaway Mr. buffet is no longer at its helm. One thing is for sure. He has an enviable amount of wealth over the long run. It's a phenomenal performance of compounding shareholder value. I only wish my dad your dad had bought is a few Berkshire Hathaway shares when he started because then we would be making this broad customer. Yeltsin the Bahamas rather than from a dank little office in the middle of London. Someone somewhere will object to the word dank. With the Oscars coming up on Sunday. Attention is focusing on diversity in film in this week's episode of the economist asks and macelroy questioned the actor chew tell issue for on who's responsible for change with some great directors of the lost decades. Thinking Toby's estate, Steve McQueen, spite Leone inside man, how much power do you think directors have to change the status quo on they stepping up to it? I think directors have a lot of power and have an have a lot of influence and convey much of lead the conversation in several ways. But I think it's about how films have produced the nature of the audiences that are being invited to come to the to the productions and and to see the foams all the TV shows all the plays the diversity of those audiences as well. And whether that's something that is actively encouraged to whether it's not particularly encouraged to hear the full interview. Download the economy. I asks available wherever you listen. Sarah Burke is our Tokyo bureau chief she's noticed a change in her local bookstores. Of my job. Parents care involves looking at Japan's age population. I mean, it's really at the forefront of aging twenty eight percent of the population are over sixty-five already. And that is projected to rise. So I spent a lot of times looking at different ways that we can talk about this bit from pensions to health care to the most of lighter things like elderly literature. Elderly literature of what do you mean by that four by both? So what we've noticed recently in the last couple of years is there a lot more books by quite owed authors and aimed at older readers. So we're talking about people in the seventies eighties nineties. I mean, there's a whole Giora hair could our Hon literature, which is by those who are around one hundred years old, you know, the best thing booking twenty seventeen sold. One million copies was by ninety five year old also ako site to about age nine team. So great about it. So she sort of rights, this quite humorous essay about what it's like being old and sort of the challenges of it. But also some of the sort of funny aspects of it, and so what about the author's, which the demographic writing these books? Besides old. I mean, the other thing that's very striking is the women almost entirely women. So the essay I mentioned about what so great about being aged ninety. That's by ninety five. Women and obviously women hit do have a longer life expectancy and live longer. But they also say this research buddy that it shows that the Japanese a passionate and interested in this sort of life of strong women, which is interesting because Japan is not a place that isn't necessarily the most gender equal country in the world. And so what kind of themes do these books? Take on before they used to talk about things dementia nursing and the gap with generations sort of classic trends. But now you're seeing a lot more things talking about sort of the elderly way of life. How live how to find meaning in life. Once you're in your sort of old age and you recommend a direct reflection. Then of the fact that people are living longer living longer, but not only are they living longer. They're living healthier. So people retire sixty sixty five and they might live today T five nineties so that gives them a good few decades of of of life left. And how has that intern changed the the the industry the publishers these books they amount that people are spending on here is declining. But that's less pronounced for those over sixty sixty five so they're still reading and these books also finding popularity with younger readers. So it's not actually just the old who are buying and reading them, you know, one of the reasons it seems to be resonating with younger people. I mean, a is very notes when you walk around. Even in the cities that there are more people. So as a case of sort of trying to understand what's happening to Japan and its demographics. But they're also some themes that come out in these books like loneliness, for example, that not just experienced by the oh, they're also experienced by younger people here as in other countries. Sara, thanks for your time and happy for the reading and in due course, maybe writing thank you very much. That's all for this episode of the intelligence, you can subscribe to the economist at economist dot com slash radio. Offer twelve shoes for twelve dollars or twelve pounds. See back here on Monday.
United Nations And Ethiopia Reach Agreement On Aid Pact For War-Hit Tigray
"You're listening to the news office hour on africa. Business radio and the united nations agreed on wednesday to channel desperately needed humanitarian aid to north in the region of tigre. A month of war is believed to have killed thousands of combatants and civilians. Federal troops have been battling the tongres people's relation font. And i've kept shut. The regional competition account and the pact announced by officials. Well i relieve on government controlled areas of tigra. un humanitarian coordination agency all c. h. As said the deal would ensure that humanitarian will have unimpeded sustained anti kill access to areas under the control of the federal government. In this i agree region and that was the news at this time. Africa business radio. You can continue to listen life online at. Www africa business radio. That's come or via our mobile app. I am rachel. Chie-jen do thank you for listening.
E.U. agrees to another Brexit delay
"This. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by equities then premier platform, bringing private markets to the public get access to tech unicorns like Uber. Airbnb and more sign up for free today at equities N dot com slash morning report. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by. Indeed, are you hiring with? Indeed, you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist. Qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today and indeed dot com slash marketplace. That's indeed dot com slash marketplace. Another late night deal gives Britain more time to thrash out. It's Brexit strategy live from London. This is the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service. I'm Victoria Craig filling in for unwanted good morning. UK Prime Minister Theresa may is expected to make a lunchtime statement in parliament today about the European Union's decision to extend the Brexit deadline in the wee hours of last night. The EU agreed to a flexible Brexit extension. The B the BBC's stooping Chan has more off to five hours of talks over according trimmed Dinna EU leaders agree to offer the UK a Halloween Briggs at deadline. The new timetable was a compromise. Thrashed out in the absence of British Prime Minister, Theresa may, the so-called flex tension means the U K can leave before the October thirty first deadline if lawmakers approved the withdrawal agreement they have rejected three times the president of the European Council. Donna toe said the bull was back in Britain's cooled this extension. This s flexible aside expected and so little shelter. Than I expected about the still enough to find the best possible solution. Please do not waste this time. Mrs may aknowledge that was huge frustration with the delay. I do not pretend the next few weeks will be easy. All there is a simple way to break the deadlock in parliament. But we have a duty as politicians to find a way to fulfill the democratic decision of the referendum. So what do businesses make all Stephen Phipps and chief executive of manufacturing lobby group? Make you k so the sector was ready suffering because of Brexit uncertainty Hawthorne, stockpiling, we have seventy percent of the not investing at the moment and more worrying right now is we have you opinion, customers now delaying contracts for manufactured goods coming from the UK. We are now entering a prolonged uncertainty period. But at least we don't have no deal tomorrow. And so now what we need is quickly. The government to come to a solution with EU leaders now United over the extension. Mrs maes. Next task is to get agreement from her very divided parliament in London. I'm the BBC's John for marketplace. Let's do the numbers. The pound is little changed this morning on those Brexit developments while London's footsie one hundred is down about three tenths of a percent. And despite upbeat news, the US and China are moving closer together on trade talks stocks in Asia, we're mostly lower to Venezuelan our overnight and battled President Nicolas Maduro agreed to finally allow humanitarian aid into the country. The decision comes amid a worsening economic crisis and ongoing power struggle with self-declared. Interim president one Guido the BBC's Audrey Tinley has more in detail abide address. Mr. Maduro said an agreement had been reached to alleviate acute food and medicine shortages quotable. We reached an agreement the international committee of the Red Cross and the boulevard in government to work together with the UN agencies to bring into Venezuela over support over humanitarian aid that can be ruled while still respecting Venezuela's. Over anti mister Medina previously refused to accept international assistance, insisting it would be the first step towards US intervention. He denies his country is suffering a humanitarian crisis and blames US sanctions for problems in the economy, including hyperinflation, which the World Bank says will hit an estimated ten million percent. This year, a UN report last month said Cuarto Venezuela's thirty million people are in urgent need of aid. It said three point seven million people. There are Mao Norwich d- earlier this year, the president with the help of the military loyal to him blocks and effort from Mr. Guadalupe to bring in aid from Colombia, Brazil and curious out saying too much of it was provided by the US in London. I'm the BBC's onery. Tin Lynn for marketplace. Now, India is the world's fastest growing major economy. But it still faces a number of challenges this year's election, which begins today is highlighting one in particular jobs. Or the lack of them. The BBC's Samir Hashmi reports from the busy streets of Mumbai the last five years, and he has gone to me has seven percent growth every year, but unemployment is at the forty five year, high more than half the population in this country is under the age of twenty five and India needs to create eight to ten million new jobs every year to absorb it's young folk force. I went to a job fair in the southern Indian city of coachee where we met five thousand graduates toned up for that event. Only two hundred and fifty getting hired and we smoke people there the communists have been to fifty job interviews company. See they're looking for candidates with experience I've lost one highest allies I had experienced, but there are many people's who's ready to work in less salaries. But problem is that there are not many opportunities for them to where the people who told us about the problems facing. But if you look at India, why is India facing this problem there to issues private companies are not investing enough. It's really the government investing, which is creating jobs and unless private investment goes up. They won't be enough jobs in the private sector, which is. The bulk employer in the country. The second problem is even though there's millions of graduates that pass out every year with degrees. Most of them are unemployable because they lacked the skill sets the employers require the courses that are being taught in schools and colleges are very outdated. Some yet chucker were-they is managing director of a private company. And this is what he told us. I think more than unemployment my unemployed ability where you have a large number of young people with a lot of potential, but they don't have the right skills and the right direction for the job that already exist. I think when it comes to government they have to really go back to the drawing board with the curriculum. If they really want to solve the skill gap problem that our country has the degree itself is a blue value anymore because employers know, that, you know, there are millions of graduates with the same degree how you distinguish between all the opposition parties led by route gun the happy attacking premise Jenner in the more the on his economic record. They say that not only in of jobs have been created. There's a huge agrarian crisis more than fifty percent of the popular. Depends on farming. And they have really been struggling to make money now, prime minister more the has rolled out a lot of subsidies for him. In fact, both opposition and prime minister Modi's poppy have announced that if they come back to power they will unveil favorable policies for farmers can help increase their income. And that many say will be one of the crucial issues in this election in Mumbai on the BBC some of your hush money for marketplace. And from a much quieter London. I'm Victoria, Craig with the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by the United States postal service. Every day. We talk about how innovative companies are reinventing the way business happens. But none of that's possible without the right people to enable it people who get packages to over one hundred and fifty million delivery points affordably and on time with the latest technology and expertise. So who can help you deliver the future of commerce, the United States postal service? See why they deliver more ecommerce packages to homes than anyone in the country at USPS dot com slash future.
UN Chief on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan
"Six weeks ago the global coffee nineteen pandemic began to eat some of the world's most fragile countries. I asked governments to step up for the world's author vulnerable people in a spirit of solidarity compassion and for site. The response was prompt and generous. We now have more than half the two billion. Us dollars we asked for United Nations. Our NGO partners at achieving results. For those who need it. Most water and soap are being delivered to vulnerable. Refugees hospitals and clinics are getting support life saving information campaigns are reaching millions of people and the Global System of air links eastern sporting medical supplies and equipment to someone ended in twenty countries worldwide. We are ramping up to seven hundred flights months for cargo and besseges my message to the simple. We have made a good start now. We must built on it. We need six point. Seven billion dollars to protect millions of people and help stop the virus from circling back around the globe. Humanitarian aid is not just a moral imperative it is a practical necessity to combat the virus if covered nineteen rix faulk in the Buddhist classes. We are all risk. I heard your strong continued support for this appeal thank you.
Nigerian Government Inaugurates National Humanitarian Technical Group
"The affiliate podcast shares, the stories of multifaceted Africans one episode at a time the podcast aims to uncover the untold stories of modern and millennial applicants based in various parts of the world. Each episode gives listeners an opportunity to learn and experience conversations that showcase who they are and global perspectives in our ever changing world fish also listen and subscribe to the Athlete podcast on spotify or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast. You can also follow at athletes podcast and all social media platforms. You're listening to the news at this hour on Africa Business Review the Nigerian government has inaugurated a twenty seven National Humanitarian Coordination Technical Working Group to provide. Technical support to the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee constituted. By president. Muhammadu. Buhari to oversee all humanitarian actions in the country the working group was inaugurated by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs disaster-management on social development side Yahoo offer rook, and is expected to enhance coordination and seamless delivery of humanitarian aid to affected communities in the country for charged members to ensure the implementation of all EHICH CC recommendations relating to the operationalisation of the SEC framework and guidelines onto proposed national vision for humanitarian action. That's the news at this time will not become business review. You can continue to listen live online at www dot, Africa business dot com, or via our mobile APP. I'm a really thanks for listening.
Palestinian School And Sewage Projects Unfinished As U.S. Cuts Final Bit Of Aid
"This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast. Actual speeds. Vary and are not guaranteed last year. The Trump administration cut millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinians now in about two weeks. The US plans to shut down its Palestinian humanitarian aid programs abandoning infrastructure projects already underway NPR's Daniel estrin reports from the Israeli occupied West Bank. In the city of Jericho most sewage goes untreated. So the US agency for international development started building a sewer system. Palestinian engineer e habits. Jim showed me the dug up roads were USA ID installed pipes be completed. And that's gonna be connected. It's because of a new US law signed by President Trump in October. If Palestinians receive US money, they could be forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to families of American victims of past attacks. The Palestinian Authority says it fights attacks and won't accept the money under those terms so all USA ID programs for Palestinians are slated to end February first U S officials say the sewer system which cost around ten million dollars is mostly done. But it'll be left unfinished not a her field. And all. London. Public in June. The engineer broke the news to less who's accessories. Shop is on the torn up road. She'd been waiting for the sewer to be finished. She I wish they never doubt. I wish they never said they will do something. At least we would have had clean roads. Jericho's mayor Selim says his city really needed that sewer the muscial Michelle Baena most Palestinians in the city, heavy private sewage pits next to their homes, and he says there's a risk that untreated sewage can contaminate groundwater, according to documents reviewed by NPR. US officials tried to work around the new law to get money to finish the sewers and six other major school in water projects in the West Bank and Gaza, but according to the documents, the White House said no a White House spokesman did not comment, but critics did leave it just unfinished is stain on American credibility. It seems a responsible. It seems petty. Dave Hardin oversaw US aid to the Palestinians under the Obama administration. He said aid projects aimed to help create economic opportunity alleviate suffering and help prepare the Palestinians for a future state. Now, he says you're saying is is frankly Earl in the West Bank Gaza, and that's a shame because the United States can be and should be a shining. Beacons? Current and former US officials say these projects were the last of the US humanitarian aid for the Palestinians, the administration already cut more than half a billion dollars in annual aid last year in part to pressure Palestinian leaders to cooperate with the US on a peace plan. It says will come in the coming months in Jericho. US officials are preparing to pave the roads over the new sewage pipes leaving them disconnected. Daniel estrin NPR news Jericho. Support for this NPR podcast and the following message. Come from the UPS store, offering services from shredding to printing to mailboxes and instead of closing this holiday. The UPS store is doing another ING altogether. Opening the UPS store every ING for small business. And of course shipping.
Democracy Now! 2019-06-13 Thursday
"From New York. This is democracy now. Hong Kong police, actually fired teargas to worse, the crowd while. No people are showing any symptoms of attacking, so they're just doing it. We think that they're trying to oppress, our rights of face stressing, our, our opinion and actually missing. The freedom Kong is witnessing has starred protests against a proposed Bill to allow extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China on Wednesday riot police, deployed tear gas rubber bullets pepper sprays demonstrators attempted to storm the legislative council building, we'll get the latest then Arizona, where a hung jury has refused to convict humanitarian aid activists professor, Scott Warren, who faced twenty years in prison for providing water food, clean clothes, and beds, undock. Documented migrants crossing the Sonoran desert. The government's plan in the midst of this humanitarian crisis policies to target undocumented people refugees in their families. Prosecutions to criminalise humanitarian aid, kindness, and solidarity and outrage is mounting over the death of Laline Palanca a transgender. Afro lucky next woman who is recently found Dell in dead in a Rikers island cell. A war. Don't get it twin. We have been in a more black and Brown. Transpeople have been in the war since we were born a more on that continuously until the, we shouldn't fish until they actually make it still them. Don't exist. All that, and more coming up. Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot board the Warren peace report, I made me Goodman in the Gulf of Oman, the cruise of two oil tankers evacuated their ships today after reporting explosions that prompted fears of a conflict between the US in Iran and image shared by Iranian state television, showed a plume of smoke rising from one of the two vessels, east of the strait of Hormuz Taiwan's state oil refinery, which owns one of the two tankers said that suspected, it's ship had been hit by torpedo, Iran denied involvement and said through a state news agency, Iran's navy helped to safely evacuate forty four sailors from the stricken vessels, US, national security adviser, John Bolton whose frequently called for US military action against Iran. Blamed, Iran for a tax on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month with. Out providing evidence the house oversight committee voted Wednesday to hold attorney general William bar and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross and contempt of congress for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas. The vote came just hours after the Justice department said President Trump had declared executive privilege in a bid to keep the documents from the public record Democrats are seeking information on how Trump administration officials sought to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty census last month in New York Times, reported a senior Republican strategist who specialized in gerrymandering was secretly behind the efforts arguing privately that adding the question would benefit Republicans and hurt Democrats. This is New York, congress member, Alexandra Cossio, Cortez speaking at Wednesday's house oversight hearing. I want to know why it was why this question was magically added after we have seen that a political. Operative new and detailed an intent to intimidate racial and immigrant communities for a partisan purpose saying, this will hurt Democrats and help Republicans. That's what I wanna know. I wanna know why Wilbur Ross, why secretary Ross continued to meet with people of disturbing political affiliations after his own administration warned him to stop. He came right here. And I asked him, did you continue speaking with him after this? He told me. No, we had an Email, and he did Donald Donald Trump junior testified before the Senate intelligence committee in closed door session about an Email he received in the spring of two thousand sixteen from someone he believed to be a Russian government. Attorney promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, Trump junior accepted, the invitation, and scheduled meeting, Trump Tower with the official in June of two thousand sixteen. Meanwhile, President Trump said Wednesday he would accept damaging information on campaign rive. Vols from foreign actors and might not even alert the FBI about efforts by foreign adversary to intervene in the US election. Speaking with ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos, and the Oval Office, Trump said, his son, Donald Trump junior was right. Not to inform the FBI about the two thousand sixteen Trump Tower meeting, much, she loves things over my life. I don't think my whole life of it my whole life. I don't you don't call the FBI. You throw somebody out of euro as you do whatever you gotta stolen briefing book. He called the that's different stolen breaching. But this is this is somebody that said we have information on your opponent. Oh, let me call the give me a break. Lifeless. Director says that's what should happen. The FBI director is wrong. President Trump's handpicked FBI director Christopher Ray told congress just last month that the F B would want to know if a public official or campaign was contacted by a foreign government seeking to interfere in election. President Trump dismiss the notion saying he would consider accepting position research of a foreign figure approached him. Meanwhile, President Trump welcome, polish precedent enjoyed new debt to the White House on Wednesday, signing a military agreement to station, an additional one thousand US troops in Poland, their announcement came as the US Marine Corps executed, a rare flyover of an f thirty five stove fighter jet over the White House, as President Trump and do the looked on from the south lawn. Trump said Poland had agreed in return to purchase at least thirty two of the Lockheed. Martin stealth fighter jets, the f thirty five program has been marked by multibillion dollar cost overruns with the Pentagon. Estimates putting the cost of maintaining the jets at nearly one point two trillion dollars in the coming decades in the Arabian peninsula, who rebels from Yemen attacked an airport in southern Saudi Arabia Wednesday injuring twenty six billions and the airport's arrival hall who spokesman called the missile attack retribution for the US back Saudi led coalitions continued aggression blockade against Yemen. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill house, lawmakers grilled senior State Department officials Wednesday over the Trump administration's plans to circle, then congress to sell over eight billion dollars of precision guided bombs and other weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional approval. Assistant US secretary of state Clark Cooper defended President Trump's decision in may to declare a national emergency in order to complete the arm sales, citing a threat from Saudi Arabia's regional rival Iran house, foreign affairs, committee chair Eliot, Engel coal. Trump's declaration, phony and an abuse of the law. This is Clark Cooper being questioned by Rhode Island. Democratic Congress member David Seleny, the vast majority arms. The administration wants to sell with respect to this transaction are -fensive weapons. Correct. It's not limited to that. There's sustainment didn't say limited, the vast majority are offensive weapon. There are offensive weapons. There are sustainment pack aspects you already are offensive isn't that correct, sir? A number of them are offensive. The US backed war and Yemen has killed thousands of civilians, and spark the world's worst humanitarian crisis, pushing half of Yemen's twenty eight million people to the brink of famine. Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices, and postpone debate in the legislative council one day after riot, police fired tear gas rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest a Bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China. This comes after as many as a million protestors marched against the extradition Bill on Sunday. The protests are some of the largest Hong Kong has seen since before Britain's handover of Hong Kong in nineteen ninety seven after. Headlines go to Hong Kong for the latest in Mexico crime, reporter, Norma Sarabia was shot and killed in the southern state of Tabasco late Tuesday, becoming the six journalists to be assassinated in Mexico this year. Police say two masked men on the motorbike shot. Sarobi repeatedly outside her home before fleeing the scene in the neighboring state Evita crews armed men, raided the home of journalists Marcos, maranda Cocco and kidnapped him on Wednesday, cog Koh's wife pleaded for his return noting. He's received death threats for years over his critical reporting on local government officials reporters without borders has called Mexico, the world's deadliest country for media workers outside of an active war zone. Elsewhere in Mexico to immigration activists known for their work assisting Central American migrants, who are arrested on June fifth. We're freed from jail Wednesday ahead of. There upcoming trials the arrests of Eranio Mahyco and Krista Sanchez earlier this month came as President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican imports unless the Mexican government agreed to crack down on the Silom seekers headed for the US Mexico border on Wednesday. A judge rule the payer should not be held in pre-trial, custody, as they await trial and human trafficking charges while he has worked closely with Scott Warren, the humanitarian aid, volunteer with the group no more deaths in Tucson, Arizona later in the broadcast. We'll go to Tucson Arizona, where federal judge has just declared a mistrial in a criminal case against Scott Warren, that could see him sentenced up to twenty years in prison for providing water clean clothes, and beds to asylum seekers in the scenarist desert in Uganda. Health officials say a five year old boy in this mother have died after falling ill with the Bola. The first steps among eight new suspected cases of the deadly. Virus reported and Uganda. The deaths came health workers, and the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Warna massively bullet outbreak has become the second worst on record with over two thousand new cases and nearly fourteen hundred deaths since last August medical workers are struggling to reach infected people amidst ungoing, violence by anti-government militias, as well as widespread mistrust of foreign medical workers in South Dakota members of the Cheyenne. River Sioux tribe on Monday turned around a truck believed to be carrying construction equipment for the keystone excel oil pipeline and statement, tribal chair, Harold Frazier said quote any vehicles or personnel working on the Keystone Pipeline are not welcome on this reservation. This is suit territory. We will not stand for more encroachments and defilement of our land. He said the keystone excel pipeline has long been oppose. By environmentalists farmers and native Americans, if completed the pipeline would carry oil from Canada's tar, sands region and Berta to refineries, as far away as the Gulf of Mexico. Former Stanford University selling coach, John then damore has avoided a possible prison term for his role in college admissions cheating scandal that so wealthy and powerful parents spend millions of dollars in bribes to get their children into elite universities on Wednesday a US district court judge, and Boston sentenced, bend more to two years supervised release and ten thousand dollar fine after he pleaded guilty to Reckitt tearing conspiracy charges prosecutors asked for thirteen month prison sentence. They save on damore took over six hundred thousand dollars in bribes to fasttrack student applicants for Stanford sailing team. Funneling the money to the Stanford sailing program, the two students who received the bribes four did not attend. Stanford. Britain's Home Secretary has signed a formal request for WikiLeaks, founder, Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States where he faces seventeen counts of violating the espionage act in the first ever case of journalist publisher being indicted, under the World War, One ear law courts will now decide whether to honor the extradition request Assan just currently behind bars. London's Belmarsh prison for skipping bail in two thousand twelve after being forcibly removed from the Ecuadoran embassy by British police in April and Vermont Senator and twenty twenty presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders offered a vigorous defence of democratic socialism in a major address Wednesday at George Washington University vowing to complete the unfinished promise of FDR's, new deal and work towards economic rights for all. Trump attack socialism, IM reminded again of what Dr Martin Luther King junior said, and I quote, this country has socialism for the rich rugged individualism for the pool and quote. Embodies the difference between Donald Trump and me. He believes in corporate socialism, for the rich and powerful, I believe in a democratic socialism that works for the working families of this country. And those are some of the headlines says democracy now, democracy now dot or the warring pace report, I make then and I'm not mean shea welcome to listen view as around the country and around the world. We begin today's show and Hong Kong where authorities have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the legislative council. One day after riot, police fired tear gas rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a Bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China on Wednesday demonstrators attempted to storm the legislative council building where lawmakers are debating the extradition. Bill Human Rights, Watch criticized Hong Kong authorities for using what it described as excessive force to suppress peaceful demonstrations protesters described the police using indiscriminate force. Hong kong. Police actually fired teargas to the crowd, while no people showing any symptoms of attacking so they're just doing it. We think that they're trying to oppress. I'll rights of expressing our opinion, and actually missing the freedom. This came days after as many as a million protestors marched in Hong Kong against the extradition. Bill sunday. The protests are some of the largest Hong Kong is seen since before Britain's handover of Hong Kong in nineteen ninety seven since then, Hong Kong has operated under a different legal and political system as mainland China setup known as one country two systems critics of the extradition. Bill say it would infringe on Hong Kong's independence and legal and human rights of Hong Kong residents, as well as the people visiting Hong Kong. We go now to Hong Kong where we're joined by Mary Hoy. She's a Hong Kong based writer reporter for the news outlet courts, she's reported on the extradition Bill and has been covering the mass protests. Welcome to democracy now. Mary, can you start off by talking about the significance of this Bill? That was passed just explain it. Show. And thank you for having me, Amy the significance of this Bill really is that it will threats in Hong Kong's price to the show and legal independence is as Chris Patten the foam. Oh, government said there needs to be a firewall between home cones legal system and China's and with this Bill should it be paused that firewall will be done away with, and it means that it is, it will be it will mean the death of white country, two systems because when there will be this fire will, and people will be there suppose ability that people will be able to be extradited to China's a face charges. They face fate as to whether they will face fair trial, or even have their human rights protected. Mary, who could you outline what the key features of this proposed amendment is our show? So as the low currently stands. Cohn has signed extradition treaties with twenty other jurisdictions US the US being one of them and what this lowest trying to do is to walk around that on the current law. The. People's Republic of China's actually explicitly ruled out as a place that people can be extradited to. And so there is no extradition, as whole to China under the current law and loss year. There was a mother case. The Hong Kong young home couple trouble to Taiwan. The boyfriend was accused of mothering girlfriend and fled back to Hong Kong. And because China sees Taiwan, this positive the People's Republic of China, there is no extradition between Hong Kong and Taiwan. And so the Hong Kong government has then come around and said, while there's this major loophole in that this suspected motor is able to face charges and face Justice. And so they took this opportunity to say we have to reform and the men. This Bill to make sure that this person can't this suspect military can face charges and be brought to Justice. And how do we do this? We plug this Leepo in the language of the government. By doing away with the restriction of the People's Republic of China and saying that there can be one off extradition agreements between Hong Kong and China. I wanna read a recent tweet from the exile Chinese writer, much in who on Twitter said at the Hong Kong, literary festival November friend accompanied me at all times for fear. I'd be secretly kidnapped and smuggled to China, if the extradition law passes, any critic of she's regime could be legally openly of -ducted. It would be the end of freedom in Hong Kong much Jeon said your response, Mary hallway. I think that is a very, very reasonable fear, and people all afraid of that, not just rises of Chinese the sense, but also foreign is Hong Kong, as a financial hub national media hope. There are lots of human rights advocacy groups here and for them if it means doing if doing that work means angering, China than they will very likely be accused of committing a southern crime, and China will be able to find a way to have them extradited to face charges in China in mainland China. And so what this means is that they will China with a useless Bill as retaliation against opponents. Whether it's Hong Kong Chinese or foreigners who watch hobbling to based in Hong Kong merica, to explain who's behind this proposed amendment, and why is it being proposed? Now. Yes. So really who's behind is the Hong Kong government, but who's behind the Hong Kong government is the Beijing government. The Hong Kong government has insisted that this is their own initiative chief executive carry lamb has repeatedly at least that this is home aching punk governments making. There is no instruction from the Chinese government, though, the official based in Hong Kong and the top Chinese official has made the unusual move of trying to persuade Hong Kong politicians to back the extradition, Bill. So as to whether they China really isn't behind this Bill is uncertain. And I, I'm doubtful that. Could you describe Mary, the kinds of the protests that are taking place and the violent crackdown by the police in Hong Kong against the protestors? So the protesters started gathering outside the central government offices on Tuesday night, local time here and overnight numbers grew. And so, by the time I arrived at the protests seen at about nine AM during rush hour traffic tens of thousands of people had gathered and take over just vast wops of this highway outside of the central government offices. And so from the looks of it, it was calm quiet for much of the morning, I was there until about two PM and really always Seoul was protest this being very well. Organized, they had setup supply stations. They were collecting umbrellas to repel against pepper, spray, and tear gas that they expected expecting to be five of them. They're collecting water and medical supplies. And that erecting barriers around the protest site. They were handing out mosques to pacify people. What insisting that? Take their mosques as a journalist, because they expected tear gas to be fide, and so people there was the sense of Moraga rate that wasn't too much really going on at that point at points that were, there was a sense of tension, as police and the protests. This just stood ten meters away from each of the frontline of protests, police and riot gear but really not much happen. And it was not until around three thirty local time kid that clashes broke out. I should say that by that time I'd actually left the protest site and going back to the newsroom for the rest of the day. So I did not personally see the clashes but from what I've seen online from videos. I've been watching it really does not seem like protests as the ones starting any kind of confrontation with the police the police watch that this bus them. And the up aggravating, the crowd according to the New York Times it's estimated one in seven Hong Kong residents took part in Sunday's protests and in the New York Times on Monday, Hong Kong's Commissioner to the United States. Eddie Mack outlined his government's position writing the Hong Kong government's proposed amendments to extradition laws seek to enable us to affectively combat serious crimes by sealing the legal vacuum in our existing mechanism for surrendering fugitive offenders, they do not pinpoint any particular jurisdiction, nor do they target common citizens, or the legal rights and freedoms of individuals. If you respond to that, and the fact that the what the Chinese authorities have done in the past. For example, the abducting of Hong. Cong residents five Hong Kong booksellers, and two thousand fifteen. Yes. There is there really is. No trust of the Chinese government with the protesters, I've spoken to the one thing relate that they've all mentioned when they ask them about the Hong Kong government's, amendments and the Sherwin says that you'll freedoms won't be trampled upon and time and time, again, the protest, tell me, we don't trust the Chinese Chinese communist policy, the Chinese government's, it's all a bunch of lies and so any assurance that the freedom of speech, the freedom of assembly as they exist in ho now will not be trampled upon. I don't think those assurances hold any water and those booksellers. And the booksellers, of course, there is that president of Chinese government coming in and essentially launching, this global campaign, not just in Hong Kong elsewhere, of state-sponsored kidnapping. And so with the book sellers, I think people have looked at that, and seen seen how the Chinese government will behave without an extradition, Bill, legalizing and legitimizing behavior. And so with the Bill, I think what will see is just this legitimising of states kidnapping as some people have called it Mary before we conclude what to expect to happen, next will this amendment poss and expect the protests to continue. So that the bait over the Bill in the legislature has been postponed until next week. Unshowy was a protest. This will come out. Again, though, my gut feeling is that if the is the continue and a vote is taken. And if a vote was taken, it will very likely poss-, given that the legislature is stacked with pro-beijing pro China parties and politicians should it poss-, I'm show, the annual boy over the popular annual boil over and protests out, again, to stand for their freedoms, Mary Hoya. Wanna thank you for being with us. Hong Kong based writer, and reporter for the news outlet courts reported on the extradition bills covering the protests will continue, of course, to cover all this is democracy. Now, when we come back, a professor, and our Zona is met with the response of a hung jury they refuse to convict him. For aiding migrants and the brutal Sonoran desert. Stay with us. Charles. Jeez. Lonesome valley performed by Shushi. Oh, this is democracy now. I mean he good men with nursing share in Tucson, Arizona. A jury has refused to convict humanitarian activists Scott Warren, who faced up to twenty years in prison for providing water food, clean clothes, and beds to, to undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial and a Tuesday in a mistrial after deadlocked. Jury was unable to deliver a verdict jers thought Warren was not guilty for thought he was guilty a status hearing is scheduled for July second. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. Warren, briefly spoke to supporters outside Tucson's federal courthouse, where the hung jury was declared since my arrest in January of two thousand eighteen. At least eight bodies were recovered from the audio corridor of the Zona desert. We know that's a minimum number. And that many more are out there and have not been found. The government's plan in the midst of this humanitarian crisis policies to target undocumented people refugees in their families. Prosecutions to criminalise humanitarian aid, kindness and solidarity. And now where I live the revelation that they will build an enormous inexpensive wall across vast stretch of southwestern Arizona's unbroken Sonoran desert. Today, it remains necessary as ever for local residents and humanitarian aid volunteers to stand in solidarity with migrants and refugees. And we must also stand for our families friends and neighbors, and the very land, it self most threatened by the militarization of our borderland communities. I've received enormous support from family friends. Lawyers. And my community. Thank you. To everyone. And I want to say that I love you all very, very much. If you can know take a moment now and get some rest. But the other men, arrested move me that day. Jose suckered a good day could've St. on via the waiver. Have not received the attention and outpouring of support that I have. I do not know how they are doing now, but I desperately hope that they are safe, Scott one is an activist with auto Samaritans and no more deaths, which for years has left water and food in the harsh Sonoran desert, where the temperature often reaches three digits during summer to help refugees, and migrants survived the deadly journey across the US border when Warren testified last week, he told yours his actions were motivated by three intentions relief of suffering respect for human dignity, and the right to self determination. While presenting the case against Warren, US attorney of right said, quote, he gave them food. He gave them water. He did a bad thing. This is not a case about deaths in the desert. Scott Warren was arrested January seventeenth two thousand eighteen just hours after no more deaths released, a report detailing US border patrol agents had intentionally. Destroyed more than three thousand gallons of water left out for migrants crossing the border. The group also published a video showing border agents dumping out jobs of water in the desert hours after the report was published thirties, raided the born no more deaths aid camp where they found two migrants with sought temporary refuge. We're joined right now by Ryan Devereaux staff reporter at the interceptors closely covered Scott, Warren's trial, and the criminalization of humanitarian aid volunteers for more than a year. It's great to have you back, Ryan. You've just flown back from Arizona covering this trial that took about two weeks talk about the significance of the verdict. It's a hung jury, eight four Scott Warren, eight four against grew. It was no come the I personally was expected is expected, this was going to go one way or the other guilty or not guilty. The hung jury, which was. Came after three days of deliberation was not something I think anybody was really expecting quite turn to a case. It's already taken a lot of turns the story is not over for Scott, Warren and his defense team. This is not necessarily a defeat but it's not a victory either. We don't yet know if the government is going to retry this case as you mentioned at the top of the show, there's a status hearing coming in July, so a lot of the questions surrounding this case, it's significance the potential precedent, it could set are still alive. And that precedent includes the possibility of, of a broadened crackdown on humanitarian aid work in the desert potential, targeting of folks, who have undocumented people in their lives. Potential targeting of mixed status families in the United States. There's a whole lot on the line with respect to this case, those questions are still very much live. And you said a Ryan that crucial question for the jury was about Scott warrants intention. Explain what that means and the significant. Of that, for the fact that there was a mistrial know so nineteen months after this arrest, we've seen a lot of evidence in this case hundreds of filings. The government brought many witnesses as dude Scott's defense team. But what all really boiled down to was intent. Did Scott Warren intend to shield these men from law enforcement knowing that he was in violation of the law. If so, the government argued that he was guilty. Scott warns attorneys said that yet intent is critical to this and it's got warns intent in this case was to provide humanitarian aid, and that's been his intent along working in the borderlands for the last four years. So jurors heard about how Scott behaved, and what he did in the day hours days after these two young men arrived at the barn. This humanitarian aid station in Arizona. Scott Warren tended to the migrants feet. They had blisters on their feet. One was. Reporting sore ribs. He took down notes about their medical conditions. He called a doctor who the organization, no more deaths works with has worked with for years and award winning physician. He reported the conditions that these young men were in. He was advised that they should say up there in that they should rehydrate and volunteers should keep an eye on them for the next few days. The government in its arguments in court over last week, said that the notes that Scott weren't took during this period part of a cover up. They took these dotes nowhere does Scott in order to be able to say that they were providing medical aid. When, in fact, they were just trying to help these men, enter the country. They argued that Scott's real intent is to thwart the border patrol every turn. Let's go to Scott and his own words talking about finding the remains of migrants who have died while crossing into the United States. This is a clip from the intercepts many documentary titled let them have water. We went from finding human remains every other month to finding five cents. Of human remains on, on a single trip valley. And going back, you know, week later and finding t more sets of remains in on a single day of searching, finding -ly, eight sets of remains bodies of people who had died and Jason areas of the bombing range could create to seduce this scale of this crisis of the crisis in the missing persons crisis, just blew wide open, so that Scott Warren and the government says this isn't about debts. But since two thousand one at least three thousand migrants have been found dead in the southern Arizona desert thousands of others have disappeared activists say the numbers are probably much higher talk about the government saying it's not about tests. And of course, Scott Lawrence argument and the name of his organization, no more deaths. The government began this trial by arguing that this is not a case about humanitarian aid. And in the desert, this is case about Scott ward. It's got were. Actions. But what happened in the days that followed is the government put on many, many arguments about humanitarian aid, and said that what no more deaths in groups like aren't doing is a political project. It's onto humanitarian project. That's false. They're, they're entire goal is humanitarian aid, the government alleged that. In fact, these groups are political actors with political goals. It's important to keep in mind when we're talking about all of this, that the deaths in the desert or the result of a policy, the begin some twenty five years ago into the Clinton administration. It's called prevention through deterrence and under this strategy. Migrant populations are funneled into the deadliest parts of the desert increasingly in the last several years, that's been the auto court or where Scott lives and works and beginning in twenty fourteen. Scott brought together sort of network of humanitarian aid groups in the area to really start focusing on this region, and what they uncovered was just a pattern of death and disappearance that really rivalled anything else in the desert. So they started going out dropping water and looking often for people who are reported missing or bodies that were reported, and they contributed to a historic increase in the number of. Means bodies found in that region during that particular time period as that happened. The government escalated its crackdown on their work. Well, I just wanna turn to Amnesty International America's director, who's called for warrants charges to be dropped in light of the mistrial. She said in a statement, quote the mistrial in the case of Dr Scott warrants sends a clear message that there are people in the USA who refused to acquiesce to the government's attempts to criminalize compassion and humanitarian aid, as long as the USA in Mexico, failed to protect the lives of migrants and asylum seekers between the two countries. Human rights defenders like Scott more on must be allowed to continue their necessary and life saving work on hampered by politically motivated, harassment and prosecution. So Ryan, what do you think happens? Now will we, we see if the government is going to retry this case, but we should know that Scott warns prosecution takes place. Against a backdrop of, of targeting humanitarian aid workers immigrant rights advocates across the border, just this year this year, we saw lawyers activists journalists in Tijuana, San Diego area who'd worked with members of the migrant caravan targeted by a sweeping intelligence gathering operation carried out by ice and law enforcement in that area. So this is not confined just to Scott's cases, part of the broader crackdown on immigrants that we've seen the Trump administration or endeavor. Thank you so much for being with us staff reporter at the intercept where coverage immigration enforcement. The drug were national security must recent article, which we will linked to democracy. Now dot org felony trial of no more deaths. Volunteer Scott, Warren ends and mistrial, and may publish bodies in the borderlands and extensive investigation into Scott warrants case when we come back outrageous mounting over the death of Laline Polanco a transgender effort, not next woman who was found dead in a cell. L at Rikers island on Friday. Stay with us. But. Yes, I wish. Two. By a narrow suit, featuring pale is this is democracy. Now, I made me Goodman with their outrage is mounting over the death of lean Polanco a transgender afro Latin Latin necks, woman who was found dead in a cell at Rikers island on Friday Palanca was arrested on misdemeanor charges and jail on Rikers in April when she was unable to post five hundred dollars bail nearly two months later, she was dead of family friends, and transgender rights activists are now demanding answers for the conditions that led to the twenty seven year old's death. The city says the cause of death has not yet been determined Palanca was held in a unit for transgender women while jailed at Rikers but a week before her death. She was transferred to so-called, restrictive, housing and arrangement. Polanco's lawyer says amounts to solitary confinement leans Jeff came at the beginning of pride month. And just one day after the New York police department apologized for the first time for its raid half. Century ago on the stonewall in a gay trends. Friendly bar in Manhattan's Greenwich. Village in June of sixty nine the end was the site of a by police raid that triggered uprising and help launch the modern day LGBTQ rights movement, hundreds gathered in New York City. Monday, man Justice for lean Palanca and demand. Rikers be shut down immediately democracy now is there in the streets, this video begins with transgender rights activists Cecilia, gentilly speaking fully square. Love your. You couldn't get out of here. If she be. Of New York City. Has been the city. What led to these circumstances? We need to us for. Answers and we need to change the criminal. It is crazy people are, and before, like me people like most of us can end up. Of Rikers island for big than we need. And Brown trans women are not protected that elite through this current administration. And in this month of June. There was no pride in knowing that the injustice of transgender women of color, and the stakes violence continued to be perpetuated, and the death. The fat sent of women fans and the woman continue to be leading epidemic in our community, someday trests rights are human rights. People are people, we only of the bakery. And they think we are in a war. Don't get it twisted. We have been in a war black and Brown. Trans people have been in the war since we were born and a world that continuously tells us, we shouldn't exist until they actually make it so that we don't exist. And so if you are invoking, the name of Marsa, or invoking, the name of Philip, or major, more storm may or any of these tanks arm movement. Amanda malign and so many others. If you're not. The cost of firma sex Verka. I know I can imagine what she was doing those. I myself amend team made fun of being human Jim to go Kip. From the medication window, but how about picking up my commissaries about going to visit my duck more fun to floor? Have my family and my stuff for jeopardy to those fishes things that the police kids, I can almost imagine how see stuff human being changed going to personal health for how many grievances were probably overlooked. How many times the boards have Burgis these of death or death here? I appreciate everyone. So in this face in guests, but we're all we when we are living in briefing. I think I think. I back to talk book. How does this to me? Fill in. That was have Gonzales with the transgender legal defense in educational fund. For more, we're joined now in studio by two guests Raquel. Willis is transgender activists and writer executive editor of out magazine, and you'll worth Heimer is an attorney representing the family of Laline Polanco. We welcome you both to democracy. Now joel. Let's begin with you what happened to lane. Why was she in Rikers? So there's still a lot. We're figuring out about what happened. She was arrested in April on misdemeanor charges. We believe that did not have bales. There was another warrant outstanding she would have just released. She said, one dollar bail, which is technical thing. But she would have been released this other warrant had been issued. That was from a human trafficking intervention court, and that was only five hundred dollars and she wouldn't be in jail under the new bail law, which is supposed to go in effect in New York state in twenty twenty but prosecutors are still seeking bail. How long had she spent in jail just because she couldn't raise the five hundred dollars from mid April until the day she died. Over two months, just under and. Can you talk about the impact of leans death? I mean, she's one, just in a in a series numerous deaths of black trans women killed either by civilians or by the state. So could you talk about the impact of this on the transgender community? Absolutely. I mean it's been particularly heavy year there have been ten. Trans Lynn reported murder this year. We know that there are always probably more that go unreported. And it is just really heavy because of the fiftieth anniversary of stonewall. Right. This is our pride month, and so while they're so much celebration and excitement around the strives that we have made as a community. These are sobering reminders of how much further we have to go. And so, I think about lay leans case and how even the discussion of the murders and violence that happens to black, and Brown trans bodies. They're such an eraser of. People who are incarcerated or people who are detained and in respecting their humanity and why they should still be here. So in the very first day of pride month even before what happened today. Leeann there Zona Medina a translates, Latin ex persons seeking asylum, who was who died in ice custody on June forest. And so all of this is happening while in the background, there's these celebrations ignoring these reality. And of course, this pride month back to lay lean at records island. Why was she in solitary confinement? I mean this so much reminds me of Sandra. Bland, right. Who couldn't raise the five hundred dollar? She needed to get out. We still don't know exactly why she was placed in restrictive housing in. And the punitive segregation unit the department of correction has been Stony with us to say the least in a transgender unit at Rikers she was to begin with, that was Rikers is one of the few jails that actually has a transgender unit, but then was transferred to the punitive segregation unit, which is solitary or minimal freedom while you're while you're incarcerated. And how did she die again? That's still being determined. We, we have suspicions, but I don't want to speculate too much she did have epilepsy. She had Caesar seizure condition. And we don't know how frequently the that she was being checked on. So but we're still waiting for the medical examiner to determine the cause of death, but I wanna turn to New York City mayor Bill de Blasio who's now of course running for president speaking about Lillian Pelotas death on New York, one he was asked why she was in custody for nearly two months for two misdemeanor charges. Unusual, I don't know. I need to get an answer on, why that would be obviously, we've been moving consistently to have alternatives to incarceration jail. Population is down over thirty percent in the last five years that's about to go down a whole lot more because thankfully Albany, acted and did some important reforms on bail, but there's more work to be done on that front on several levels. So I need to get the facts about this case. But, you know, most importantly, she's no longer with us, and we have to find out why in may may I promise to protect transgender New Yorkers dedicating a monument to legendary transgender activists. Marsha p Johnson and Sylvia, Rivera so river. Cal your response to what the mayor said and what the mayor has promised. Yes. I mean I think that it's great that we are honoring these figures. Right. But we forget the facts of their lives. Marsha, and Sylvia were women who were fighting for people who are incarcerated for people who have had very difficult experiences and interactions with law enforcement and the state. And so while it's great, we have these monuments, we have to continue this fight, and of course, Sylvia Rivera back fifty years ago at the stonewall and we want it to end with transgender actor and model. India, more store of the FX show. Pose speaking at the New York protest. Monday to demand. Justice for Laline Palanca. I wanna find noting. The report is trends women and, and people who've been murdered. Most of which there have been no arrests, you know, they're known they're known lease. And as we all know our. Our papers, our cases are at the bottom of the pile. Always. Has been through the Ray as twenty five year old, Mexican turns of coda. As. She went missing the night of may seventeen authorities later found her head severed in colour outside of town hall, and four. Decapitated body was later found industry of Mexico. What about what a doggone five she was twenty nine year old transmit who was killed in El Salvador after being deported from the United States. Martin thirty one to transmit of color was found shot dead than her vehicle, and a roadside ditch about eleven him since Sunday. Six January in Montgomery. Alabama. Ashanti comer and twenty-seven, transcend of color slain by gun violence. In maryland. Clarify Gado Twenty-one of color shot in the head on April. Fifteenth argument broke out between for mother and a suspect in Cleveland, Ohio, she was defending her mother from someone that stole from her Malaysia Brooklyn. Twenty three. Transcend color was found shot and killed after six forty. Saturday, eighteen and Dallas, Texas. Shooting comes comes after a little more than a month since viral video that we all saw of her being beaten and dragged cost street. And. Her own community. By her own brothers. Speaking. I don't know if there was a rally or a media code correspondent thing, but I speaking, she's publicly saying this time I can stand before you, whereas and other scenarios were at a memorial, and now that's where family. That's now when family saw her a few weeks after she said those words. Where she was last seen by family, my show can make a Washington forty years old transom of color and longtime transgender advocate was Sean again by gun violence, Paris. Cameron twenty was shot in Detroit Michigan on Saturday. Twenty five and may on memorial weekend. By gun violence. Shimao Lindsey twenty six of color was found in white rock lake Dallas, Texas at five forty five on Saturday. I jones. She was a second trends, murder dollars following Malaysia, just two weeks part. Body was discovered only a mile away from where booker's body was discovered. Chanelle scarlet Twenty-three trans men of color was shot and killed him. Lumberton North Carolina. Her body was found in a field. Jazz, Aline wear a black trim, was found dead and have Memphis apartment in March landing Vonk, oh, the most recently, slain trans woman of color of black Allman. I looked up. This one of the, you know, when you're a young person, you have the trans women and people around. You look to when you imagine where you wanna see yourself and your life, baleen was one of those girls from me, this people are deciding whether or not, we deserve human rights, that must end, we cannot lean on the understanding or empathy of SIS, hetero people to protect and fight for our basic human rights our freedom to exist and access employment shelter, education, safety, health care, or anything else that we need to thrive should not be at the mercy to people who do not share our experiences or let alone believe we don't deserve to live or thrive. We need our government to listen to us in regards to our needs not listened to his people in regards our needs. We are all worthy of safety and protection everywhere, including in our own homes with our own families, and shelters, own neighborhoods, and churches and schools, and jobs and hospitals and clinics, and communities and cities and country and world. We are worthy of legal aid liberty Justice resources, and we are worthy of length worthy of love, if the set of using our bodies voices an our defined Sapone sestina, suppressive administration and the people who endorse it, and religions that are fighting for the right to dispose us as a spiritual practice and police prison and political system that is giving the World Commission to dispose of us, the stoves and frightened do more than are mysteriously dead bodies in the custody of Rikers island and ice in the side of us being. Beaten and dragged down up and down the grab of stuff the streets of our streets, and dentists and beyond showed up and decapitated on the stairs of city all in Mexico. We will not back down and rest in peace. No more. The trends actor India, more speaking at a protest on Monday time magazine recently named her one of the world's one hundred most influencial people of two thousand nineteen. She also recently became the first trans woman on the cover of magazine as she spoke unring, lay lean Polanco your final comment, Rocco Willis. To invest and black and Brown trans leadership. So all of the initiatives that are led by us and fighting for us needs to be supported whether that's donating volunteering or just elevating the work that we're doing. We're account. Willis executive veteran out magazine attorney Joe worth. I'm thank you so much for joining us. I mean he Goodman with Nermeen Shay this is democracy now.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
"From Washington DC. This is Westwood One daily news. For June eighteenth twenty nineteen. I'm John trout in a late night tweet, President Trump threatens to remove millions of people in the country illegally with US immigration and customs enforcement to begin the removal process next week. The battle over border funding will come to a head as the Senate majority leader is setting the stage for a vote. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has that story. Senator Mitch McConnell says he will force a vote next week on President Trump's request for emergency border funding, even if his own party can't reach a budget deal with Democrats. The majority leader tells Fox News, the funding some four point five billion dollars is all about humanitarian aid, and he says he wants to put the Democrats on record should they oppose it. So I'm gonna bring it up free standing next week and see if they really aren't interested in dealing with this mass of humanity that we have to take care of at the border. Democrats balked at the humanitarian funding before last week or two ago, we passed a supplemental for the floods, you know, storms damages we had Puerto Rico, and Florida Alabama, Georgia. Nebraska in the Senate. We wanted to add to it roughly five billion dollars. The president's requested to deal with the wall. But just the humanitarian part of the crisis at the border. The Democrats insisted on stripping it out. House speaker Nancy Pelosi says that's because it didn't belong on that Bill. Oh, come to administration has put in conditions for border funding. They're just totally unacceptable. Really don't have anything to do with what we're trying to do for disaster assistance. And we have not been able to find common ground. Will they find common ground this time? Mcconnell is doubtful. But he says he's going to force the vote anyway, offering from Trump derangement syndrome. Whatever he's for. They are reflexively against Connell, says this vote is not about the border wall, which Democrats oppose instead, it's about humanitarian aid to build the wall. We thank the president's made a good case for that. That's not what does about. This is just the humanitarian part of the problem on our side. Obviously, the border speaker Pelosi says Democrats are not against humanity in aid. It's important to note that when the president, declares emergency, first of all, it's not an emergency. What's happening at the border manatee Burien challenge to us, whether Senate Democrats will join Republicans in voting for. The humanitarian aid remains to be seen quite simply without some democratic votes. The numbers just aren't there to pass the Bill and if it does pass in the Senate, it's still has to pass muster in the house. Linda Kenyon Washington as further deterrence to Iran, the US is now sending an additional one thousand forces to the Persian Gulf region. The announcement comes after Tehran declared it would enrich uranium above the limit of the original nuclear agreement are Bob Costantini is following the story Giron announces. It will enrich in store you rhenium beyond what is allowed by the Iran nuclear agreement. President Trump took the US out of the deal last year. But the six other nations involved vowed to continue with it. Quote, Iran's enrichment plans are only possible because the horrible nuclear deal left their capabilities intact in, quote, according to a national Security Council spokesman here at the White House, but the new enrichment declaration from Iran might be an attempt to get the other countries to press President Trump to steer away. From a military response, including in light of the purported attacks on tanker ships last week in the strait of or moves if it is more battle for the hearts and minds of Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China who have wanted to maintain Iran's compliance in the nuclear arena. He'd also reflects the reluctance on the part of the president to threaten military action at the State Department. A rare briefing by spokeswoman Morgan Ortega's, but say to the international community that we should not yield to nuclear extortion, by the Iranian regime. Not only does President Trump wants a nuclear agreement nation story impose tough sanctions on Iran. But so does Israel the original deal called for a snap back of sanctions. If Tehran did not comply, Iran is playing the other countries against the United States with the threat to boost enriched uranium bay. Come of Andy, is spokesman for Iran's nuclear agency, reminding the five nations still hoping to keep the agreement alive that he reformed. Iran has been ruled to be in compliance. To see that they're doing their own parts of commitments, not able to do what they want to do, or they don't have the willingness to do so. Iran is being squeezed by renewed US sanctions efforts to bring its oil exports to a halt. President Trump wants the rulers in Tehran negotiate a broader agreement to stop support for terror organizations and weapons proliferation in the region. Bob Costantini, the White House. The FBI says the man who was killed in a shootout at a federal courthouse in Dallas was an army veteran who was carrying more than five thirty round magazines and a high powered rifle correspondent Clayton Neville, says no one else was injured or killed in the shooting and Thorndike's are still investigating a motive, the shooting was partially captured on video of tog refer from the Dallas Morning News was outside the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas. When shots rang out. Video taken by the photographer shows federal police treating the shooter twenty two year old Brian Isaac, CLYDE after he was shot Herman Turner was across the street from the courthouse when he sold the shooter coming from across the street would assault rifle. I just came out of the federal, building, Orion, this corner. But Tom, I come in Griffin Shree. That's what he bought have win streak. Just unload on assault rifle Turner says a lot of people were on the streets unaware at first of what was happening beta even recognized the gun shop, they pilot thought it was a, you know, saying just a call rich. They just thought it was a call rate, US attorney Aaron, nearly cock says inside the courthouse, where numerous responding agencies are housed and federal court was underway. People took shelter better off within the federal courthouse. Responding US marshals live better service with helping out so he kept up everybody already in the building state. In the building until we knew that the breadth of neutralized, and that the parking lot across the street was safe FBI special agent, Matt to soar, no says no one else was hurt in the shooting, and investigators are now working to find a motive, we have more than two hundred FBI agents and partners aggressively pursuing every lead in this investigation. The army says, CLYDE served as an infantryman from August twenty fifteen to February twenty seventeen and achieved the rank of private first class, a video posted by CLYDE earlier this month. The social media shows him in candlelight holding an assault rifle, and whispering to the camera. I have. Storms many questions, left unanswered, but with only the gunman dead federal police who shot and killed declined being credited with saving many lives. I'm Clayton Neville shooting yesterday at a raptors rally Toronto police say four people were shot and wounded at that rally for the NBA champion. Raptors yesterday three people were arrested droves of raptors fans ran from the shooting in a stampede from the city hall square. Well, MasterCard will let transgender people use their chosen names on credit and debit cards. Correspondent Jan Johnson reports it'll be up to the banks that issue the cards, but MasterCard is urging the institutions to let transgender people use a name that may be different from that found on their birth certificate or driver's license. It's an effort. The company says to combat discrimination in the checkout line referring to research that found nearly a third of transgender people who had to show an ID with. Name or gender that did not match their presentation, experienced harassment were denied services or were attacked on Jan Johnson. Westwood One daily news. For June eighteenth twenty nineteen. I'm John trout.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump on the heels of the worst stock market plunge in more than a decade is promising tax relief and help for workers whose livelihoods take a hit from the fast spreading corona virus outbreak. Trump saying is confirmed cases of Cova. One thousand nine hundred deaths linked to the disease rise ripple effects of the economy are hurting airlines and cruise line companies and he says the administration is poised to act. We are going to be asking tomorrow where seeing the Senate going to be meeting with House Republicans Mitch McConnell Everybody and discussing possible payroll tax Cut or relief substantial relief very substantial relief. That's a big that's a big number in the US. The number of people infected with the virus has now risen to more than five hundred sixty with at least twenty two confirmed deaths. Oil prices plummeted today after dispute involving Saudi Arabia and Russia opened up the TAB for cheap oil to flood world markets here in the US taxes produces and refines more oil than any other state and most shell reports from member station K. Ut in Austin the industry is expecting some tough times. Some oil companies were already having trouble controlling spending and meeting shareholder expectations at long. Necker heads one of the state's biggest industry groups. He says this sudden drop could increase bankruptcies and consolidations if prices don't rebound quickly the US after gas industry remains one of the most resilient sectors in the world and we believe will emerge even stronger but in Abia painful process and the industry may look very different than it does today and extended downturn would also spelled trouble for the state economy and could mean thousands of jobs lost in a massive hit to the Texas state budget last year oil and gas production tax brought in over five billion dollars for NPR news. I'm Mozambique Shell in Austin Montana. Governor Steve Bullock is running for US Senate boosting Democrats hopes of making political gains in the chamber during the two thousand Election Montana. Public radio's corn cates. Carney reports bullock enter the race after repeatedly insisting he would not run Steve Bullock face growing caused enter the Senate race after dropping out of crowded Democratic presidential primary late last year. Democrats need to pick up a net total of four seats to win control of the Senate. The Governor says he's entering the race to challenge. First Term Republican. Steve Daines after hearing from Montana and speaking with his family. We decided that this wasn't a time to be on the sidelines to step back former President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer separately met with bullock earlier this year as bullock insisted. He wasn't interested in running for the US Senate. He officially enters the race just hours before Montana's filing deadline for NPR news. I'm chorine cates Carney. In Helena. Krono virus concerns. 'cause Wall Street plunged the Dow down more than two thousand points this is NPR the Turkish Ambassador to the US appealing for more international. Help to resolve the crisis in northern Syria. Turkey says it has lost fifty nine soldiers since early February trying to protect the last rebel stronghold they're more from NPR's Michelle Kellerman. The trump administration recently announced another one hundred eight million dollars in humanitarian aid to help Syrians fleeing live but Turkish Ambassador Sirdar. Coolidge says the needs are far greater than that and he says Turkey expects more diplomatic political and humanitarian support from its NATO ally supporting Turkey in deep is a demonstration of solidarity with its immoral obligation is humanitarian obligation. We are trying to defend the people from massacre in the region. Turkey is working with Russia which backs the Syrian regime to. Try To. Keep the latest cease-fire on track Michele Kelemen. Npr news the State Department officials with Princess Cruise Lines say passengers on a third ship or being ordered remain on board while crew members are tested for Kovic nineteen ship placed under a no sale order by the US Centers for Disease Control. Princess cruises says the ship will dock in Grand Cayman task. Kids will be dropped off and passengers will not be able to disembark. The ship set sail for Fort Lauderdale where it will remain off the coast until further notice. The Regal Princess was finally able to dock at Port everglades last night. Another cruise ship were twenty one people. In fact with Krona viruses docked with passengers being sent to a military base for Fourteen Day Quarantine San Francisco. Oil fell ten dollars and fifteen cents a barrel today. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington.
U.S. Holds Line On North Korea Sanctions, As U.N. Details How The Country Evades Them
"The trump administration says it is making it easier for humanitarian aid to get to North Korea up during this global pandemic but US officials are in no mood to ease sanctions a UN. Report is due out soon. That will detail the gaps in enforcement of sanctions as NPR's Michele Keleman reports the UN panel of experts has studied the ways. North Korea gets around sanctions and continues to build up. Its ballistic missile and nuclear programs. The latest report describes how North Korea has been exporting coal and sand mostly to China a UN Security Council diplomat raises particular concern that according to the report. North Korea has some personnel in Iran with weapons expertise China. The same diplomat argues is turning a blind eye. Frank I'm of the. Us Institute of Peace says North Korea has become good at this but reports from the panel of experts have concluded consistently the sanctions haven't been effective against North Korea. And this is because North Korea has developed very sophisticated evasion techniques. I'm hosted a conference call this week. Where experts debated whether it's time to ease sanctions on North Korea. Some say this is a moral issue while others point out that. Pyongyang hasn't even responded to trump's offer of aid David Maxwell of the foundation for the Defense of Democracy says the onus is on Kim jong-un decreased changes behavior he could accept humanitarian assistance. You could stop nuclear program. As missile program is elicit activities around the world. The sanctions are meant to pressure. North Korea. Back to the negotiating table. Frank isn't holding his breath. My sense is that North Korea doesn't feel like Washington won't become anymore more flexible over the next several months so likely. North Korea will wait until after the US presidential elections November before reassessing the situation. The Corona virus pandemic has given North Korea an excuse to further isolate itself and by Time Says Jeanne Lee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She Says Kim. Jong own is using that time to build up for future talks his looking to expand his arsenal with without directly confronting trump's so we can expect continued testing refine and improve technical aspects of North Korea's nuclear program. In the meantime the trump administration continues to try to build up pressure this week. It offered countries help to counter ongoing cyber threats from North Korea. Michelle Kellerman. Npr News Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President Trump says White House officials will meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss measures to ease the economic impact of the corona virus outbreak as. Npr's Claudia grew salads reports house. Democrats say they're compiling an economic stimulus plan speaker. Pelosi met with her committee. Chairs and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss. The new stimulus plans. Which could be ready as early as this week. The proposals likely won't include a payroll tax cut as proposed by President Trump Pelosi and Schumer calling for a stimulus package to include paid sick leave and other protections for workers and children. Npr's cloudy grew salish. Reporting recent data shows that businesses in China are slowly recovering from a complete shutdown last month after the government there impose restrictions in response to the new corona virus. Npr's Emily Fang reports that China's first-quarter economic growth will likely take a hit. We think a digital bank started by Chinese tech giant tencent estimated based on aggregated mobile industrial and other data that sixty eight percent of business activities have resumed Nomura. The Japanese Financial Group estimated more than seventy four percent if the economy had restarted activity after weeks of closures. For the last three days China has reported zero new cases of the virus outside the epicenter of Woobay province but major cities are still on lockdown as they prepare for imported cases from abroad earlier. This week Beijing's municipal government recommended foreign residents curtail all international travel only Fang. Npr news be during the US. Department of Veterans Affairs says it slapping sanctions on several for profit colleges. Npr's quil Lawrence reports at the schools are accused of taking Gi bill. Money and giving useless degrees veterans advocates are praising the Department of Va for suspending new enrollments with Gi bill money at the University of Phoenix Career Education Corporation and several other institutions. Va says they use eroneous deceptive or misleading practices to attract veterans and their Gi. Bill money for profit. Schools aggressively recruit veterans and billions of tax dollars have gone to schools that. Have low graduation rates or give degrees. That don't lead to employment the. Va has an online gi. Bill comparison tool to help veterans. Make the most of their education benefit. The schools have sixty days to correct the problematic advertisements and enrollment practices. Va says it will try to. Support currently enrolled veterans as they complete their degrees quil. Lawrence. Npr news according to state media. North Korean leader Kim Jong UN has overseen Second Law Fire Artillery Exercise. In a week the reports came a day after the south military detected. The launches of three short range projectile off the northeastern coast. The reports quoted. Kim is vowing to build his artillery force into quote the world's strongest and most feared by. Everyone you're listening to. Npr News Turkey's ambassador to the United States is appealing for more international. Help to resolve the crisis in northern Syria is NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports. Turkey says it has lost fifty nine soldiers since early. February amid efforts to force rebels Province the trump administration recently announced another one hundred eight million dollars in humanitarian aid to help Syrians fleeing. It live but Turkish Ambassador Sir. Coolidge says the needs are far greater than that and he says Turkey expects more diplomatic political and humanitarian support from its NATO ally. Supporting Turkey in is not the most relational soliderity a moral obligation is humanitarian obligation. We are trying to defend the people from massacre in that region. Turkey is working with Russia which backs the Syrian regime to try to keep the latest ceasefire on track. Michele Kelemen NPR news. The State Department Wells Fargo says is board chairwoman Elizabeth Duke and Director James Quickly or leaving the company the announcement coming less than a month after the bank agreed to pay three billion dollar fine stemming from a scandal over its business practices including setting up fake customer accounts it also comes days before executives at the San Francisco based banker scheduled to testify at a Congressional hearing Asian. Stock markets are mostly higher. This hour following Wall Street's worst performance in over a decade. The Dow Jones Industrials Lost Over. Two thousand thirteen points. The Nasdaq dropped six hundred twenty four. You were futures are up nearly three percent this is. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 07-10-2020 2AM ET
"Live from NPR news I'm Shay Stevens. Supreme Court delivered a mix decision on president trump's verge to get his financial records private in one ruling, the court cleared the way for the documents to re release to a New York grand jury, but as NPR's Nina Totenberg reports, the justices decided that congressional Democrats will have to wait chief justice. John Roberts wrote the courts to opinions declaring that in our system the public has a right to everyman's evidence, and since the founding of the republic that has included the president of. Of. The United States Roberts was joined in both cases by the courts for liberals and the two men appointed to the court by President, trump neal gorsuch, and Brad Kavanagh because the court sent the congressional subpoena case back to the lower courts for extensive further findings, the public will almost certainly not see any of the subpoenaed material until after the November election and enraged president trump tweeted his displeasure, declaring not fair, and the courts in the past have given broad deference, but. But not me Nina Totenberg NPR news Washington, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expressing confidence. That congress will reach a bipartisan agreement on a new round of corona virus relief as NPR's Windsor Johnston reports the three trillion dollar measure passed by House Democrats and may is still stalled in the US Senate Speaker Pelosi says the new relief package includes some two trillion dollars in pandemic for state and local governments and another round of direct payments to eligible Americans in the meantime Senate. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is expected to move his own bill through the Republican controlled Senate by the end of the month Congress returns from its holiday recess on July twentieth, NPR's Windsor Johnston. Reporting residents of northwest series inlet province are being urged to take precautions after the region's first corona virus case was confirmed by an American group operating clinics hospitals in areas outside of government control. NPR's Deborah Amos reports that the announcement comes as the UN security. Council remains deadlocked over. To extent humanitarian aid, the first confirmed case, a doctor who works on the Syrian border and a hospital run by Sam's the Syrian American medical society another doctor. They're also confirmed the case to NPR and said the hospital staff was an isolation international aid agencies have been preparing for an outbreak as well as warning of disaster amid fears that more than a million Syrians living in crowded tent. Camps are vulnerable. Social distancing is impossible. Soap and water is in short supply on Friday at midnight. A UN backed aid. Program is set to end. If the UN Security Council fails to find a compromise cutting off food and medical deliveries, just as the pandemic emerges, Deborah Amos NPR news. This is NPR. Police in Tucson Arizona have cleared officers involved in the arrest of a hit and run suspect who died in custody. Police say Damian Alvarado hit two vehicles before jumping out of his car and fleeing to a parking lot where a struggle ensued, a medical examiner ruled Alvarado's death. was due to intoxication, cardiac arrest, and being physically restrained investigators say excessive force was not used during the arrest body cam footage of the march. Twenty second incident is posted online. Joy Reid has become the host of MSNBC's seven PM weeknight show, as NPR's Folkenflik reports, read is the only black female host of a major even cable news program in the US. Read is host of popular left of center weekend morning. Show called am joy. It often focuses on questions of race and class, justice and equity. It fits in well with MSNBC's overall liberal approach. Her show replaces the political show hardball which ran I on CNBC and then MSNBC for more than two decades. It was hosted by Chris Matthews. He was buoyant Democrat. Democrat, who loves the game of politics rather than the implications of policy? He was also considered old school in terms of casually dismissive and sexist remarks to women, one of which he cited in abruptly apologizing, resigning on the air in March reads past writing sparked criticism when it was revealed, she had made homophobic posts on a blog years ago, she initially blamed hackers and then apologized read show will make its debut on July. Twentieth David Folkenflik NPR News in pre market trading us. Futures are lower I'm Shay Stevens. This is NPR news.
News in Brief 02 March 2020
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. Humanitarian aid and protection needs are growing more desperate by the day in serious ad Lib Governor. At where nearly one million people have been displaced by ongoing military operations according to a senior U N aid official Kevin Kennedy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria. Crisis was part of a cross-border mission from Turkey conducted on Monday by seven. Un Agencies to assess the feasibility of having sustained presence in the northwestern province the last opposition held stronghold people in it Lib traumatized and frightened and urgently need better access to shelter food sanitation basic health services and protection. He said in a statement and while local aid workers are doing a heroic job they are exhausted and also subject to being displaced and killed. He added Mr Kennedy stressed that as needs rise. It is imperative that the UN uses all methods to reach people in need whether from inside Syria or across borders. He reported that more than two thousand one hundred and fifty trucks carried aid from Turkey into northwestern Syria January and February. That's over double the number that made the crossing during the same period last year. However he said we need to do even more and scale presence on the ground meanwhile human rights violations. Continue to rise in Syria where women children and men face unprecedented levels of displacement amidst increasingly dire conditions. That's the assessment of the commission of inquiry appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and record all violations of international law in the nearly decade-long conflict. The commission has released its latest report and among the findings is that Syrians who were forcibly displaced through reconciliation agreements or who fled battles are now being hemmed into ever-shrinking spaces in it live and Western. Aleppo governorate under the rule of the H. T. S. terrorist group military operations to Root Out. The group of killed and injured. Scores of people said the report while markets camps and hospitals have been decimated. The report contains several recommendations for the Syrian government but also for warring parties and the international community to improve the protection of civilians. It is scheduled to be presented to the Human Rights Council next week and finally an independent human rights expert is calling for countries to repeal gender discriminatory laws grounded in religious belief and to address gender-based violence carried out in the name of religion by non-state actors. Ahmed Shaheed who is the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief made the appeal in his latest report presented to the Human Rights Council. Geneva on Monday as a special rapporteur he is appointed by the council does not a UN staff member. Mr Shaheed told the Body that he firmly rejects any claim that religious beliefs can be invoked as a legitimate justification for violence or discrimination against women girls or lgbt plus adding that the right to freedom of religion protects individuals and not religions as such the rights expert also expressed concern over the rise in political and religious campaigns which invoke religious freedom to seek to rollback human rights that are fundamental to gender equality. Deanne Penn U. N. News.
Donut Sugar Could Help Stored Blood Last
"This is scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Suzanne barred lead. Donations save lives but blood can only be stored under refrigeration for up to six weeks after that it's no longer usable for transfusions because of that limitation people have to continually donate blood to meet the needs but also in places where refrigeration may not be available. That can also be a challenge. It's difficult to have led available when Needed University of Louisville Bio engineer. Jonathan Copa Kopecek. He says disruptions to regular blood donations due to covert nineteen have put stress on the blood supply and the pandemic underscores the need for more reliable long term storage methods. Blood can be frozen for extended periods of time but it's pretty rare because of all the challenges and complexities with that process instead. Copa checks team has developed a method of preserving blood so it can be stored in a dehydrated state at room temperature to do so. They turn to an unusual preservative. A sugar called TRAE halos which is a common ingredient in donuts. Helped him look fresh even when they might be month old? And you wouldn't know the difference. The researchers chose trae hellos because in nature. It's made by hardy. Animals like Tardy Grades And Sea Monkeys Aka Brine shrimp famous for their ability to survive dehydration. So these animals can dry out completely for a long period of time and then be rehydrated in resume normal function so we wanted to use the trailers that's produced by these organisms and apply that to preserving blood cells in a dried state. Just like those organisms are but I the researchers had to get trae Halos into blood cells. They used ultrasound to drill temporary holes in the cell membranes which let some trae hello skit in and they need to have sufficient levels of trailers on both the inside and the outside of the cell in order to survive the dehydration rehydration process. At that point the blood could be dried and made into a powder and then we can rehydrate the blood and have it returned back to normal. The team is still trying to improve yields but thanks the dried blood could be stored at room temperature for years. The study is in the Journal. Micro FLUIDS COPA check. Says the technique could be ready for clinical trials in three to five years? If successful it could be used to create of dry blood in case of future pandemics natural disasters and for humanitarian aid. Work military operations or even missions to Mars May first-aid kits on the Red Planet will include dried red blood cells. Thanks for listening. For Scientific Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Suzanne barred.
How Michelle Phillips Almost Slept Through The Most Lucrative Moment Of Her Career
"Give yourself a delicious taste of happy with a starbucks, caramel ribbon, crunch, Frappuccino, blended beverage swirl of ice cold goodness made for sweet slow sipping your day deserves a treat. Download the starbucks APP to order ahead. Rene Bach was only nineteen years old when she moved from her small town in Virginia to eastern Uganda. In Two thousand nine balk founded serving his children a feeding program for severely malnourished kids. The NGO quickly grew into an inpatient medical facility. The heroic image obscured a deadly truth. Rene Bach had no medical training. When it comes to missionary work humanitarian aid in the developing world. What is the line between helping and hurting? We'll find out in the new podcast the missionary. Listen to the missionary on the iheartradio APP, apple, podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. With Ryan seacrest Laurel Canyon a place in time, a new two part documentary arrives on epic's weekend explores the massive impact made in the music world by the relatively small neighbor community of Laurel Canyon in La in the mid sixties, too late seventies, legendary music was born out of those hills from the likes of the doors Linda Ronstadt Joey Mitchell. The Eagles and the Mamas and Papas who had one of the most famous songs of the Sixties California Dreamin for the record was written in New York while they were. Were Homesick for L. A. and Michelle. Phillips, who co wrote the song with then husband and bandmate John Almost, missed out on the most lucrative songwriting credit of her career because she was sleepy. Tells Fox five John Woke me up excitedly in the middle of the night and started to play it for me. I was just so tired. I said I hope you're right it tomorrow. He insisted so the second verse is really the only part of it. I wrote, but thank God. It didn't go back to sleep. One of Laurel Canyon, a place in time premiere Sunday on ethics thatt's direct from Hollywood. Jordan Magic Bird Barkley some of the greatest players to ever grace. The court play together as a team only once the nineteen ninety-two. Cream Team Jack McCallum. Sports illustrated writer, best-selling author, and now host of a new podcast. The Dream Team tapes the real story of the greatest team in NBA history here, the whole story straight from the voices of the legends themselves from diversion podcasts listened to the Dream Team tapes on the iheartradio. APP on Apple, podcasts or wherever you get your podcast. Hey guys. It's bobby bones I host the bobby bones show, and I'm pretty much always sleepy because I wake up at three o'clock in the morning. A couple of hours later I all my friends together. We get into a room and we do a radio show. We share our allies. We tell our stories. We try to find as much good in the. The world possibly can, and we look through the news of the day that you'll care about also your favorite country artists are always stopping by to hang out and share their lives and music, too, so wake up with a bunch of my friends on ninety point seven W m Z. Q in Washington DC, or wherever the rotates you on the iheartradio APP.