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ERCOT CEO Refuses $800K Payout Following Firing
"W. Away, I fired CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas as he won't seek or accept his severance pay. Under his contract, Bill Magnus would have been owed more than $800,000 or one year of his base salary. Urquhart's board voted Wednesday to give Magnus a 60 day termination notice or cots been heavily criticized recently for failure to prepare and respond properly to the winter storm that knocked out electric power for millions of Texans and caused dozens of deaths and it turns out ERCOT kept market prices for power high for nearly two more days after widespread outages ended on February 17th. Resulting in $16 billion in additional cost to Texas power companies. The independent market Monitor for the Public Utility Commission of Texas was which oversees ERCOT wrote in a letter that ERCOT should have reset the prices the following day and recommends ERCOT retroactively a men
Rubber-stamping ground: Chinas parliament meets
"You today began the annual meeting of the national people's congress or npr china's parliament. Wash ambuhl legion shoe. Chairman of the standing committee declared this session. Open your trunk. Dr these komo. Thousands of delegates from across the country have congregated in beijing. to witness. the release of the communist. Party's next economic five year plan and to shake a political agenda for the year ahead. There's no question that those plans will be approved. Party officials used to grumble at suggestions. That all this parliamentary pomp was a mere rubber-stamping of the party agenda these days they spend that smoothness as a sign of china's stability. The of the national people's congress is a tremendous piece of communist party and as a foreign journalists your way up in the gods watching from a great distance distances enormous hall. This great big nineteen fifty kind of people's palace on the side of champions square. You bring your binoculars. 'cause you're so far away from the leaders david rennie. Is our beijing bureau chief this year because of covid only a very small number of talk and cameramen were allowed in. It's very restraint is shorter session than normal. But it is unveiling a new five year plan and these things will go tremendously scripted. They do send some real signals about real policy priorities. And what's been announced so far. The only address by the prime minister lee. Chang was that they will have an economic growth target. That reflects the confidence in the government. They have really smothered the covid. Nineteen pandemic remember that unusually. There wasn't a growth target last year because of the pandemic and we are also expecting that there will be changes to hong kong's election laws to further reduce the power of the opposition
Houston Senator John Whitmire warn Texans may switch to new electric providers amid ERCOT woes
"John Whitmire, Whitmire, warning warning many many Texans Texans may soon may be soon switched be switched to do electric to do electric providers providers is ERCOT is ERCOT his own his nearly own nearly $2 $2 billion billion from power from power companies, companies, many of many whom of whom can't can't pay pay in large in large numbers. numbers. For then, For about then, about two weeks. two weeks. I think I think you'll see you'll see large large numbers numbers going bankrupt. going bankrupt. To read To negotiate read negotiate their debt their debt or contest or contest today today blamed blamed rapid rapid price price fluctuations fluctuations during last during last month's month's ice ice storms. storms. But But an independent an independent review review show that show ER that Kant ER Kant left left those high those prices high prices in place in place 32 32 hours hours too long, too long, costing costing providers providers $16 $16 billion billion total. total. As a result, As a result, Presence Presence Electric Electric Power Power Co. Up Co. already Up already has filed has filed for bankruptcy, for bankruptcy, many many others others could soon could follow. soon follow. Department Department of
Houston senator warns of switch to new electric providers as ERCOT is owed billions
"Whitmire, warning many Texans may soon be switched to do electric providers is ERCOT his own nearly $2 billion from power companies, many of whom can't pay in large numbers. For then, about two weeks. I think you'll see large numbers going bankrupt. To read negotiate their debt or contest today blamed rapid price fluctuations during last month's ice storms. But an independent review show that ER Kant left those high prices in place 32 hours too long, costing providers $16 billion total. As a result, Presence Electric Power Co. Up already has filed for bankruptcy, many others could soon follow. Department
The Most Distant Black Hole Ever Seen
"Astronomers of sudden you record for the most distant quasar ever found the quasar dating back some thirty point one. Three billion years is a thousand times more luminous than the milky way galaxy and is powered by the earliest known supermassive black hole a true monster more than one point six billion times. The mass of the sun the newly discovered quasar jazeera three one three minus eighteen o six and reported in the physical journal letters and on the pre press physics website archive dot. Org doesn't just provide new insights into the evolution of massive galaxies in the universe. It also raises profound questions. About how such massive black holes could have existed just six hundred thirty million years after the big bang. And that's a point underlined by the study's lead author for enjoying from the university of arizona. Who says black holes created by the very first massive stars simply could not have grown that large in only a few hundred million years the most distant quasars a crucial for understanding how the earliest black holes formed and for understanding cosmic realization the last major phase transition of the universe from the cosmic dark ages before the first stars quasars a powerful jets of mass and energy generated by black holes feeding on surrounding material as matter falls into a black hole it forms an accretion disc around the black hole event horizon a point of no return beyond which material falls forever into the singularity a place of infinite density and zero volume scientists understanding of the laws of physics breaks down material on the creation disc is ripped apart of the subatomic level by friction and gravitational forces releasing huge amounts of energy radiating out across the electromagnetic spectrum. The amount of energy emitted by quasars is enormous with massive examples such as this one being visible right across the entire universe. J zero three one three minus eighteen. O six was first spotted in data from the pan stars new kurt hemisphere survey with follow up specter from the keg in north telescopes to measure the size of its central supermassive black hole measurements from spectral lines that originate from the guests around the quasars. Accretion disk allowed astronomers to determine the black mass and study its rapid growth influences. Its environment for such distant. Quasars important spiritual lines are red shifted to knee infrared wavelength by the physical expansion of the universe over the past thirteen point eight billion years. The and jim nine north observations and covered an extremely fast emitting from the quasar in the form of high-velocity winds travelling at twenty percent the speed of light the energy released by such an extreme. I city flow easily. Large enough to impact star formation in the entire quasars galaxy as for the galaxy itself. Well it's undergoing a spirit of star formation producing you stars two hundred times faster than the milky way the combination of this intense star formation a luminous quasar and the high velocity outflow makes jazeera three one three minus eighteen. O six antos galaxy a promising natural barberie for understanding the growth of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies in the early universe.
28-year-old Philadelphia man survives 'barrage of bullets' with only gunshot wound to ankle
"Searching for the people responsible for shooting 1/20 Street and Snyder Avenue in south Philadelphia today. They want. Ella Does John McDavid reports a 28 year old man escaped a barrage of bullets with his life, suffering only a gunshot wound to his ankle. The white BMW parked here alongside her near Woodstock has multiple bullet holes nearly 20 along the side of the car, including a hole in his window. Residents in the area say it belonged to the gunshot victim who was fired upon by more than one males with high power rifles. Greg Yorkie Gertie lives nearby, told US kids who were inside doing schoolwork at the time of the shooting. Hit the floor. No, I'm not surprised by it because it's been gun violence here for a while. Something needs to be done about it. We need to get to the source and stop talking about it and actually do something about it. And clearly these kids who get these guns They're getting it from somebody where that is, should be cut off that source. 12. People shoot these gun should be arrested. They need to grow up and realize life. Amanda, take the black lives matter. You know if we say that slogan list actually do something about it, and to be quite frankly, Think it actually pisses me off that that was right down for my kids. Some residents in the area say they heard about 50 shots, and it sounded like a war zone. In south Philadelphia. John
Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test
"A lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken says he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and, well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be an adversarial when it must be The common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or bullying aside from China.
Liverpool's Mountain to Climb
"The big game in the premier league today. It was liverpool against chelsea liverpool. Losing one nil. They've now lost five straight home league games for the first time in club history. Stevie nickel how has it come to this. Oh my goodness well as being a slippery slope I remember sitting here. What thirteen games ago liverpool. It's operatives league they had west brom coming up at newcastle coming up. They had only coming up. And we're talking about who's gonna stop liverpool routine in this tale. Thirteen games live like the forgotten how to play a front three. It destroying any defense was from can seem t- holiday short and i mean one show on goal today whole tells you the problems liverpool have going forward and of course we can say is unlucky so only so many times defensively but when you've got an this game today to defend with experience of of alexander arnold and forbidden new causing the goal then you can excuse so listen a team that feting games ago was straightened towards the title has gotten to the stage where this is not a surprise. This is actually when the final whistle went today. I wasn't surprised because this team is playing like a team that struggling as getting results like a team struggling and guess wha the struggling and is going to continue. I don't see an end to done given the problems that they have indefens- should club using more pragmatic approach. Not really. i agree with stevie exactly the same when they add west brought new castle after the seven zero win against crystal palace all it would move in weeks for liverpool. Thought stride clare. We can't keep blaming injuries because defensively it's never really been a problem. Little put off the power from man. City it's offensively where you start now live you. Think they all shot-shy the top end of the pitch. There's no confidence whatsoever. Most salga dragged off tonight Shutters huckabee rush back for beano to be rushed. Saudi-omani doesn't the same laugh. You can't reach them. What he does in terms of he's linka play but all of that's just not enough at the moment and liverpool. And i think you heard in new york and companies pressed hartford's afterwards. He looked absolutely shot. Looked deflated yoga club. The players the fans. I think they just want this season because a sudden it's disaster
Republicans delay Senate debate on Biden's coronavirus relief bill
"Trillion coronavirus relief bill taken up by the Senate today. Republicans claim the bills too expensive and they're doing everything in their power to slow things down the American Rescue Act of 2021, including the entire bill being read aloud on the floor. Consistent. Republican Senator Ron Johnson returned here section to President Biden has made concessions to appeal to moderate Republicans negotiations this week. There are stricter income limits. The direct payments to Americans $1400 checks for those making up to $75,000 a year Ah, smaller amount for those making up to 80,000. But that's the income cap. That means millions of Americans who received direct payments in previous rounds of relief will not get one. This time. ABC is Karen Travers. Republicans also planned to offer a laundry list of
Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test
"The Biden administration has a lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken does he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be An adversarial when it must be Common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or
House passes significant voting rights bill but it faces an uncertain future in the Senate
"Call for details. 2 35. Democrats have passed a sweeping new voting rights bill in the house, and it goes on to the Senate. It is called the four the People Act, but it faces Republican opposition in the Senate could become the most significant overhaul of U. S elections and government ethics in a generation. Before the People Act requires states to offer same day voter registration and would automatically register all eligible voters. It also limits state's ability to purge voter rolls and restore voting rights to felons have completed their sentences. Democrats say the reforms would expand voting access to marginalize groups, especially minorities, and established a national standards. Republicans say it gives too much power to the federal government to manage what is supposed to be state run elections, and the fate of this legislation isn't likely to be good in the Senate. Where the current filibuster rules require at least 10, Republican votes and all 50 Democrats to pass it. But it's part of House Speaker Pelosi strategy to pass Big Democratic Party priorities like police reform is they did last night and gun control is they will soon but would be even narrower margins in the Senate. Put even more pressure on majority leader Chuck Schumer to consider scrapping or at least modifying the Senate
Marvel's Avengers Increases the XP Grind and Gets Rid of Random Cosmetic Drops
"So. Let's talk about a little game called marvel's vendors that i know i never talk about it all and he pick up with or hammer as i read this one. Put a blog post talking about both rewards for xp and cosmetic so. We'll start with a very dumb decision. We'll start with x. P. since we launched last september our balancing has been evaluating the x. p. for leveling from one to fifty and we making some changes to address to core issues the current. Xp curve isn't really a curve at all in most rpg's the amount of xp you need the level up increases as you gain levels in a curve but our system is a straight line. This is led to pacing issues such a skill points currently being rewarded too fast which may be confusing and overwhelming to newer players. We want each decision to invest in a skill to be heroic or meaning in a skill or heroic to be more meaningful based on these issues will be increasing. The amount of needed to level up starting from around level twenty five this amount will increase the closer you get to level fifty so that it will take longer to reach higher levels and will only affect character level not power level if you already have a level fifty character which is the current maximum. This one fact you. If you have a character who isn't level fifty. You want to speed up their progress. Take time to do this. Before we update on march eighteenth of march eighteenth is when hawkeye is dropping the future imperfect storyline content hawkeye character. And we'll probably more importantly for a lot of people the playstation five xbox series x version asked versions of avengers.
Nintendo Plans Switch Model With Bigger Samsung OLED Display
"Nintendo co plans to unveil a model of its switch gaming console equipped with a bigger samsung. Oh led display this year hoping the larger touchscreen can prop up demand in in time for the holidays people familiar with the plan. Said samsung display co. We'll start mass production of a seven inch seven. Twenty p resolution led panels as early as june within initial monthly target of just under a million units. Said the people who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters. The displays are slated for shipment to assemblers around july. The people said representatives for nintendo and samsung display declined to comment nintendo seeks to sustain a switch lineup that continues to sell well against the xbox and playstation thanks to pandemic era breakout hits like animal crossing and a chip crush. That's plagued supply of rival devices but the gadget is now in its fifth year while microsoft corp and sony corp both have new more powerful machines in the market. The gaming community has speculated online about the introduction of an old lead. Organic light emitting diode screen but nintendo has stayed mum in president Shuntaro for awhile. Through our set in february his company has no plans to announce a new switch quote unquote anytime soon. Which is we pointed out in february could have meant as much as oh no time soon and they do next week and they're like well no. That wasn't soon. That was a week. Are you talking about. Saddam works samsung's involvement is the strongest indication. That nintendo is serious. About updating the council on a large scale quote the led panel will consume less battery offer higher contrast and possibly faster response time when compared to switch his current liquid crystal display said co founder of display consultant the ds the latest model will also come with four k ultra high definition graphics. When paired with tv's they said that could intensify a longstanding complaint of developers who have struggled with the difference in resolution between hand-held and tv modes and now face a bigger gap between the two that can intensify long cynically. The nudist plays resolution. Mir's the current switch and switch life but is an upgrade from the switches. Six point two inch and lights five point five inch size if the consuls housing remains unchanged the new switches likely sport a thinner basil parris lilly. How do you unpack this. would you be excited for. Would you buy. Do you believe it. So i have three switches in my house already. My kids you're buying this no matter. What no yeah. I'm getting it absolutely. This is the one that i've been waiting for. I think the biggest thing that i took out of this. It's not only as an led screen but the fact that you're because of the power consumption is going to be less. You're going to get more battery life. That's obviously been a big thing that we've wanted with the switch in portable mode on thing which they don't talk about in this that i'm hopeful to see what whenever we we get the unveil. This is better joy cons potentially You know probably thinner. Basil's noted mentioned mentioned it in there as well. The fourcade thing is interesting. It's clearly the logical step to go when it's going to be in tv mode so speak. Yeah i guess. I really don't care when it comes nintendo with four k And i know there's obviously been some speculation with developer support on this. How are if it is going to be going from. Seven twenty pm scaling. All the way up to four k is that gonna put just make an extra workload for developers. Like i said to me if it stated tonight ep but it had better battery life better a bigger screen. That's enough i. I would be happy with that to me. The switch ninety percent of the time. I'm playing it in portable mode anyway. So i'm not overly concerned with there being four k in dock mode and playing that way so i mean i think a lot of this is true but it'll be interesting to see what what the truth looks like.
You Only Need to Interview One Person to Fill a Role with Jodi Brandstetter
"How many resumes do you need to see to fill a role. I think this is step further. Do you need to interview free to fill that role. If you get one you are correct. What's wrong with gloria wanting to wait to interview more people before making a decision on the person that was just interviewed the answers everything waiting to interview other people's ridiculously clear beacon that you have a week interview process and not being able to gather enough data and make a decision within twenty four hours. Not only a waste of your time. But the other person's as well comparison shopping is how bad hiring decisions are made. I'm rick driving. Welcome to the higher power radio. Show we help entrepreneurs and business leaders win the right. Hire share insights from top performing rebel entrepreneurs disruptors and industry leaders like our guest today. Jodi brand staedtler she is the chief talent strategist of lean. Effective talent strategist llc. Jody is passionate about talaq position and uses design thinking in creation selection and hiring processes focused on people and business. She is certified through ideally. Oh you in design thinking. Jodi is the ceo and founder of lean effective talent strategies which includes the hiring blueprint talent acquisition consulting firm and talent acquisition evolution it community for recruiting professionals to connect learn and work together. Which is what makes jodi perfect expert for today's topic. Jody welcome to the higher power radio show today. Hi how are you. I'm doing fantastic. How are you living the dream. You stole my life. I loved now one today. We're going to talk about the dangers of comparison shopping when it comes to hiring and then we're going to give you guys a plan of tack to enable quick decision making for each individual that's interviewed not like. Let's just wait and see what else we get type thing. Because i don't know about you. I hate that. I think everybody hates it. Let's start with the issue here. The challenge is that some hiring managers in some entrepreneurs feel like hey look i need to interview a bunch of people before i make a decision. What's wrong with that. There are so many reasons that's wrong one. It just shows lack of confidence in the hiring manager capabilities of hiring a few have that perfect candidate has everything that you want for that role. You should be able to pull the trigger immediately and get that person on your team. Just common sense in my opinion by the way there is no perfect candidate and they're looking for candidates ideal candidate or strong yes. I've seen hiring managers who have literally the person they want and they still can't pull the trigger so it literally pretty much. Is that what you would call product candidate and they still can't pull the trigger until they talked to. I don't know maybe three five more people just in case someone else might be better. Wijesinghe is going to happen. Is you're gonna end up hiring your fourth pick because everybody else is gonna pass on you. Exactly you gotta treat it like a dating scenario. You might go out on a date and that's the interview. You decide after that one two maybe three day. It's like okay. I really liked this person. I want to hang out with you. Pull the trigger. Yeah think about that. You find someone you really like. You want to spend more time with you're to be like I'm going to wait and talk to three other people to see if they might be a better partner. Now you go with that person that you feel comfortable with and you need to continue. That relationship continued the dating now. We're not asking you to marry them. But you're asking to commit to moving forward tub being hired marriage in interviewing and hiring. I think are a little different. But they're still commitment there. And i think they can commit after the process that you just made that person go through because you know it's not just one interview that that person just went through to get to the hiring manager for them to make that decision
Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US Capitol in Washington, DC
"Capital, where police at the U. S. Capitol are on high alert today over security concerns linked to conspiracy theorists, including followers of Cuban on NBC's Pete Williams has details. Capitol Police say they're aware of potential threats and prepared for them today at the Capitol complex, already surrounded by a fence topped with razor wire. With more than 5000 members of the National Guard still on duty, adding to the full complement of Capitol police. Now some Q and on followers believe today is the day that former President Trump will somehow regain power and be inaugurated as the nation's true leader. House will not be in session today. Due to that threat, President Biden
Writer Aliette de Bodard Discusses Matriarchies in Fiction
"The world as we know it is ruled by men but when it comes to fiction writers can choose what power structure they create and how they depicted despite the free rein this allows authors most recently replicate the patriarchy win authors. Do step outside the familiar. Societal structures and present us with matriarchies. What do we see. Aristotle condemned societies. The place women in paula knowing then is gonna caucases for threatening masculine supremacy since then. Men have often used representations of matriarchies as a way to demonstrate that women are incapable of or should not be trusted with holding power thankfully. The tide is turning early. Feminist speculative fiction writers like joanna russ explored all female worlds and pave the way for modern writers to explore more diverse power structures in action as something more than just projected male anxiety one. Such writer is elliott to bought out who. We are very pleased to welcome in joining us. In a discussion of matriarchies in speculative fiction. Thank you so much for joining us elliott. would you like to introduce yourself to ellis. Yes thank you so much for having me here. my name is edzard. I'm an award-winning writer. Of fantasy. and science fiction Most known for the universities which is a vietnamese inflicted space opera and my latest book is fire heart tiger which is a suffolk romantic. Fantasy said i guess you could call it too much rocky awesome and that is exactly why you are here to talk about matriarchies tonight. So first of all. I'll matriarchies only of used to us. As a way to deconstruct all paradise the patriarchy there other things right and they are They have historically existed Day are also very There's been a lot of investment in mostly trying to hide that they've existed or make it so that they were those terrible the stoke in places. Because you know god forbid that women ever been charged with anything But you can trust for instance The vietnamese society before the arrival of the chinese who who subsequently colonized vietnam was very probably some kind of much marcle and or much linear and you could see it in. You can't see anymore in the recorded history but you can see it in the fairy tales and the miss that our cost down where it's very clear. The women hold the power and that lineages passed through the mother instead of being passed through. The father is actually very interesting to look at the texts and go. You get those kinds of archaeological remains within the tax off the dragon. The dragon prince who marries the queen of the mountain. But she's the queen he's just the prince a to me. That's kind of really fascinating to see how it's been thoroughly arrays. Because the received wisdom was that those things just couldn't possibly exist.
David Rice Atchison: President For A Day?
"Rice was a democratic senator from the state of missouri. He served in the senate for twelve years from eighteen. Forty three to eighteen fifty five. He had a reputation for being extremely pro. Slavery he owned. Slaves supported all of the slave state issues in the run up to the civil war and when the war finally commenced he served in the confederate army as a brigadier general commanding missouri troops. So he's not the finest of people to sit in the upper chamber of congress. Quite frankly if it wasn't for the events that i'll be discussing this episode david. Rice atchison would probably be mostly forgotten to history i. I came across his name years ago and children's book of fun facts which said that he was the president of the united states for one day. This fact has been repeated on and off for over one hundred and fifty years in fact the words president of the united states for one day are on his tombstone in missouri as sort of a testament to his greatest achievement. So is this true. Was david rice. Atchison really the president of the united states for a single day to answer the question. We need to understand exactly what happened in the election of eighteen. Forty eight week party. Candidate zachary taylor comfortably. Defeated democrat lewis. Cass and free soil candidate. Martin van buren incoming president. James polka made a pledge to seek a single term in office and he honored that pledge by not. Running taylor was a career military man who had never expressed any political opinions prior to the election. And in fact he had never voted. He had a great deal of success as a general during the mexican american war which led to his popularity in calls for him to run for president. He wasn't fact recruited by both the whigs and the democrats. The two major political parties at the time to seek office prior to the passage of the twentieth amendment to the constitution the president and all members of congress would take office at noon on march fourth. This lengthy lame duck period made more sense when everyone had to travel by horseback. And that's why was eventually changed. Nonetheless march fourth was the date everyone took office in eighteen forty nine march fourth landed on a sunday. Zachary taylor being a devout man. Didn't want to have his inauguration ceremony. Take place on the sabbath so he postponed one day until monday. March fifth is vice. President millard fillmore also delayed his oath of office until march fifth according to the law at the time which was the presidential succession act of seventeen ninety to the next person in line to the presidency after the vice president was the president pro. Temporary of the united states senate. The vice president is technically the president of the senate. The president pro temporary is the person who presides over the senate when the vice president is not present. The president temporary was david rice. Atchison at the time the position was actually a competitive election today. The president pro temporary is just the senior ranking member of the majority party in the senate. So the argument is that because neither zachary taylor nor millard fillmore didn't take the oath of office on march fourth and waited until march fifth that they weren't president from noon on march fourth until noon on march fifth. That means that the next in line would have been the president pro. Temporary of the senate david rice. So is this true and does this argument. Hold water. The answer is pretty clear in the answer is no and there are a whole bunch of reasons. Why this is the case. I while the constitution does stipulate that the president and the vice president must take the oath of office it only says quote before he enters upon the execution of his office unquote. This is legal hair-splitting but it means before president can do anything presidential e- sign a law. Appoint officials signed a treaty etc. They must i take the oath of office however they can still be the president before taking the oath to illustrate the point. President kennedy was shot at twelve thirty pm on november. Twenty second nineteen sixty three. He was declared dead at one thirty three. Pm and lyndon johnson took the oath of office on air force one at two thirty eight pm. The moment president kennedy was dead. Or at least claire dead. Lyndon johnson became the president in the same way that someone becomes a king the moment the old king dead even if they haven't been coronated. The oath of office is just a way to legally unlock the powers of the presidency after becoming president. As i said this is legal hair-splitting and for all practical purposes it doesn't really matter but for the twenty four hour period before the oath of office zachary. Taylor was the president. If there was an emergency you could have quickly taken the oath of office in private and without a public ceremony and dealt with the crisis as president. The second argument as to why atkinson was never president is that he never took the oath of office. Either if taylor is in president. Because he didn't take the oath of office than atkinson also can't be president by the same logic. The third argument is that he officially wasn't the president pro. Tempore e of the senate. He was the president pro temporary during the previous session of congress. His term expired on march fourth at noon. Just like the presidential term. Did he needed to be reelected again. On march fifth which he was moreover. This wasn't the first time that this had happened in eighteen. Twenty one james monroe delay taking the oath by a day for the exact same reason yet known assumes that someone else was president for a day at johnson himself never claimed to be president at the time. No one seriously thought he was the president. And there's nothing in the congressional record to indicate that he was there are no constitutional scholars presidential historians or even atkinson's owned biographer. Who thinks that he was actually president at best. If you applied a very strict rule to the taking of the oath to become president then you could maybe say that there was a one day interregnum where there was no president but it doesn't follow that atkinson was president.
Flood Insurance changes are on the way
"So we have a home that is not in a flood plain but we have flood insurance and so you may think i'm out of my mind but the deal is we live by two minor. Creeks they come together on our property and they continue enduring heavy rains which can occur in the spring. The creek can start to look like a pretty menacing thing. Thank goodness more than ten years. Living where we do we've had not even close to a flood in our house and we had anything it would just hit our basement. But because we're not in a flood plain in our risk is so exceedingly low. The premium is extremely low. A few hundred dollars a year and now our premiums after a reset coming later this year or almost certainly going down for our flood insurance because our risk profile is extremely low but the coverage i get is up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in reality for any damage only occurred to our basement. Then the coverage is essentially twenty-five thousand but again the premium is so low that in the extremely unlikely event that it would happen it would still be worth it. Krista we talked years about what happened to you. There was such a devastating personal and financial experience. When you're home suffered a major flood in two thousand nine. Yeah attack in your area. Ten thousand homes were heavily damaged or destroyed by those floods. And were in a situation with your home where you were in a flood plain but you had a relatively minor creek behind your home and if i remember crummy where i'm wrong. There were twenty two inches of rain and fifteen hours. Is that and then. The sewer backed up into the creek which was really another bonus and your house became. It looked like literally looked like a houseboat. And i remember you and your husband. Mike where on your tenth anniversary tram came back landed and i'm with you at the curb looking at your house. Is tears rolling down your face and you see water just going through your home and that was a brutal experience. The power of water is amazing. But i'll say i. I'm glad that happened to us. Ultimately for me personally only because i found how lucky i was and i had people like you and other people my life who were so good to us and we didn't know what the finances we're going to be like after but we were we were totally fine and Thank goodness had the means to get back in and And take care of things and then what did for me. Was you know when you have a flood. They take all the stuff out and then it gets thrown into dumpsters and everything you have to tear it apart. If you have the kind of damage we had and just seeing all that material stuff It didn't mean anything to me. There were just a couple of sentimental things that matter and so it's really changed my perspective in a positive way. Well that's why you're you that you looked at what was a brutal experience at that time where you were having trouble even sleeping and you now look canada's a positive event most people don't look at a flood is a positive life event and there are because of development patterns in urban and suburban areas of we so overwhelmingly urbanize all across the major metros of the country. We lose a lot of vegetation a lot of areas of tree cover. It increases the flooding risk. Then you layer on top of that. The issues from climate change in so we are seeing increasing flooding activity. And that's why a lot of homes that that may be in a position where yeah they're not gonna flood plain but there's a good possibility the your home could see an invasion of water even though it's not on the flood maps. This would be something you should look at. And see what kind of premium you'd face at fled smart dot gov
"j. powers" Discussed on Worldly
"Again there some cold war examples and precedents that are useful here like arms control agreements between the united states and the soviet union but today we have similarly really important problems. Dan highlight them. Climate change being at the top of the agenda. There's a reason why when you hear about the by administration's foreign policy. There's this constant conversation about tension in our china policy between strategic competition and the immense need for us china cooperation over producing dependence on fossil fuels and increasing production of renewables. Because that's in everybody's interests right arguably russia benefits from climate change. But that's neither here or there in this particular conversation and they certainly nobody benefits runaway climate change. When it gets really bad right is this generally shared human interest to prevent our climate from becoming unlivable. And how you cooperate on that in a world where you're emphasizing great power competition as like the lodestar reform policy seems harder so it may be the case or increased areas of competition between the united states and other large and powerful nations. But everything about that fact. Seems like a way to distract oneself from solving some of the problems in which competition is not The actual issue at stake but rather shared interests than a need to coordinate on shared interests are. I think there's one very clear example of this. That just helps put a really fine point on that in that is pandemics so at us. China competition A huge part. Of the reason i would say if it's pretty clear that china tried really hard to cover up. The early days of the pandemic is that it didn't want to look like it was having a pandemic rate like it didn't want look like there. Was this huge infectious disease. That was coming out for various reasons. And then when it did come out and china very quickly tried to keep. Who world health investigators out even now just came back. They were finally allowed to go in. But there's a lot of questions about how much access they were given right this. This unifying kind of concept of china having to compete with the us and vice versa has caused very literal challenges to our ability to address the pandemic and prevent future ones. Right it's important for scientists to figure out where this came from to have real data and real understanding to hopefully try to prevent this from happening again in the future and yet because of this competition. We're seeing this kind of broader fight at. It's really complicating things on a very specific level. So i think that alone is a really important example of how problematic purely competition as a framework can be when it comes to dealing with things that are very much a global problems that need to be addressed collectively. Just briefly. I disagree a little bit just because i think it has the reason. China hit what it did more because like the chinese system than it is competition with america I do agree. The competition didn't form it a little bit. Just because if china look bad than it would be losing the competition. Whatever however you define it but like that to me. Seems more like xi jinping the government corruption authoritarian issue more than a fight with america. But that said i think your larger point stands which is if the us in china's can't find ways to work while dealing with all the other things that they're competing on than the world's worst spot. Climate change pandemics economics. A whole bunch of other issues. So that's at least encourages. Zack in jennifer luda to that biden administration at least is finding some space for that. Even those mostly just climate at this point whereas trump did not or at least moving in a more like balanced direction. But we're still very much like if if this were on the competition side and that's what worries me as we had down the line i mean china literally lodged a trade war with australia because australia called for an international investigation into the origin of the pandemic. I think that's very much about china's image on the world stage and competition. But i take your point that yeah parts of the way. The chinese system is setup. Also encourage that behavior fair enough so I think we're to leave the conversation there as you can see. It's just so it's such a rich vein of ore of conversational and intellectual or We'd love to mine it again if you liked this more sort of more conceptual frame rather than something More directly on the news senator's email about it. We'd love to hear from listeners. We we we just. We love talking to you guys. And we love having a dialogue I wanna thank our producer sophie. The lawn for all of her tremendous work getting this episode together. And i want to encourage you to read it. Subscribe review worldly on apple or stitcher. Wherever you care podcasts. And our email addresses early. Vox dot com. Also very important thing thank you. We'll see you.
"j. powers" Discussed on Worldly
"Depends on how you define. Us interests is that the us interests. You defends states. On the periphery of nato from russia's incursion. If the answer's yes why. Why is that an american interests. I think again you need to define that. I don't mean you. Alex i mean the country needs to better define that right like saying that. Russia poses a threat. To europe is a broad statement. When russia is also trying to you know build economic pipelines literal gas pipelines to europe to be more integrated. There are a lot of economies including germany and europe that want to have a lot more economic and resource relationships with russia for various reasons. Italy has a lot of connections with with the russian regime. It's l. rates like again you know i think in terms of defining interests and who can thwart them if you're looking at what the us is trying to do around the world. That is i think again is a democracy is that economic like. I think there's still a problem with definition and if you're saying what the. Us is trying to do in the region or in the around the world. I think countries like iran. Potentially i would say arguably posed you know. Could you could argue. I'm not arguing. That necessarily be more of a problem in terms of thwarting. Us ambitions in the middle east. Then russia is in western europe. Right so again. I think it goes to like how you define it. Meaning policymakers not us the way of defining it what are american interests and are we actually stopping to think whether those interests are worth actually getting into conflict with strong military and economic powers. Think that's part of the problem here there. I think they're two different ways. I alluded to this earlier nights for introduction for this half of the conversation right two different ways to think about what. Great power competitions a phrase referring to one is great power competition as an organizing principle for us foreign policy like we are going to reorient what we do as a country around the fact of competing with other great powers that sorta the definition that alex is line of commentary. A second ago was operated on her so the other way to think about it is as great power competition as an organizing intellect principle for understanding the way that the world is trending in the future. By which i mean contrasting it with yuna polar era The us in the nineties and to some extent the two thousands where there were no pure competitor in the us could do basically whatever wanted With little constraint in terms of getting involved in other countries politics launching of regime change that sort of thing but now in a world of great power competition when there are a lot more countries that are or at least a few more countries that are posing a more serious threat from a combination of capacity an interest rate so russia probably could with all of its nuclear weapons have been a problem in the nineties. It wasn't as much Because of the nature of the russian government was more inclined to cooperate with the united states than to run into conflict with it under putin that changed the china china's capacity right. The chinese state has gotten a lot more powerful and also also interest rate. Much more interested in taking conflictual stance towards the united states. And so we have a world in which there are many countries that are closer if not peer competitors the because no one is a is on the osas in overall power level and thus limiting the options that the us has limiting its room for operating and forcing it to take into account other countries preferences more and those often get sort of run together right we talk about being an arab great-power competition and gets thought of as reorienting us foreign policy towards russia and china but also the broader international environment and keeping those two things separate conceptually think. It's pretty important to having a coaching conversation about this in part because when you take the analytic frame the less like prescriptive what we want the us to be doing in the marquee script of what is the world going to look like. Then you start to see that it's not just the us. Russia and china acting on the world's it is lots other countries becoming and regions becoming increasingly rest of more important and you have people with their own interests and their own agendas. For example indian. European policymakers who aren't just like slotted into one camper the other the aren't just pro us or pro china or pro russia but it's a series of lower level. Decision like leading qualify. Set up your five g network that can happen inside specific countries that shift the balance of beneficiaries in any particular policy space in one country direction or the other and that can happen in europe right now even though europe is broadly speaking aligned with american policy goals. So it's just. It's a lot more complicated. I think than the cold war era slotting people into pro-western or pro soviet camps and helping disentangle the different understandings of great power competition helps us realise the complexities of the current situation. I you're totally right. I mean let's just take europe for a moment right in in. You could imagine the orleans western. Europe was like we're on america side. Were against the soviet union. The course some little you know. There's an historical anomalies ever. You know what. I'm getting at like that. Was the general break here. And if you talk to european diplomats or officials they will say yes. Russia bad on the right side of this china also bad you know we got to push back against intel or whatever and their technology companies but as a block the eu isn't really heading there. In fact they just sorta signed china. Trade deal they have. They continue to bring in oil from russia's generous alluding to it is not so clear cut and there isn't really any countries coming along with the us and this concept right now right. This isn't this is a purely american idea in the sense of like we're going to orient our government this way. No one else has truly come along with us at this moment other than there are nations that for myriad reasons. Say oh yeah. China isn't super trustworthy in were worried about russia but just because they're worried about china and russia does not mean. They agree that they want to reorient their entire foreign policies and strategies towards competing with those countries with the us leading the way. And so that if this is what the. Us really wants at that is the goal. That's got a lot more work to do in that effort if it wants to recruit you countries india nations in africa nations in south america. Wherever in service of in service of this great our competition because america can't do this one alone and so it doesn't surprise me lacking a little coherent Movement that you're seeing at least an domestic debate. This is what to do about. Great powers is falling along pretty Partisan lines generally speaking. You're seeing republicans. Say oh this just means a massive buildup of our military because we got defeat china..
"j. powers" Discussed on Worldly
"Don't even really want or need particularly and often sending lots of chinese workers abroad to these countries to build these projects to help ease economic pressure at home in china. I think the argument there is still again. Purely economic in terms of scramble for resources you know natural resources mining. All things the same kind of scramble you described you know in european colonialism. I think that is very much the issue in africa. I don't think that when people look at that it's ideological or particularly political. But i think in in parts of asia in china's more in traditional what we call sphere of influence. I think it is. I think a lot more. Potentially along the frame of what you're describing in terms of democracy versus authoritarianism in terms of you're trying to convince the world that the chinese political and economic system is the right way to go that democracy isn't necessary for economic growth and things like that. I think that's much more of a salient issue. I think in the region Than it is in africa but this is instructive. Run the african example because when we're talking about great power competition and we all agree. It is the this moniker. This term means okay like the. Us is trying to somehow compete with china in africa. Does that mean you know. Like set of aid to countries to so they don't need as much economic help from china. Is it make more than the united states is it. You know somehow build up infrastructure projects or like so. You know so again. China doesn't make the us more attractive business partner Is it talk to governments in in on the continent and say actually you know. Here's the intelligence we have about. China comes in. Don't work with them. Like what actually is the move. We don't know. And that extends south. America that extends to asia. I still don't have no clarity even in asia like is it. You know get south korea to agree with the united states that you know china's economic partners a bad idea because if so that's not going to well same a vietnam same with japan's with a bunch of other countries. So so this is the problem is that it's it's descriptive not prescriptive right. We know like if i'm at the doctrine and say okay. Well your arms broken great now. What i don't know. I i don't know what the cast like. Do i need a cast. I need anesthesia. I need Instructions for how to shower a whole bunch of stuff And and this is the issue Whatever reason we're talking about this is what worries me is that we are. We have deluded ourselves into this notion of okay. We're going to compete fine. And frankly i'm glad we're at least in this space because the war on terror was was ridiculous and like a sort of an escape from from history I get why we did it but it lasted too long. We're here we're back in this space. We've decided that. China and russia are the bad guys. Great but now what and i'm not i haven't heard the trump administration really deal with this other than let's just play some tariffs on china and and and say nice things about putin with government doing stuff and then biden saying yeah. Well we're going to be tough But without really any discussion other than well if we build up at home right then. Far connie's better than russia's we're going to be okay like that's really all i'm getting here and there's no real thinking beyond just you know fight. We're going to a quick break when we come back. We are going to continue talking about the exciting and confusing world of great power competition support for this. Episode comes from america's leading beverage companies. Who are working together to reduce plastic. Waste in our environment. Not all plastic is the same america's beverage companies are carefully.
"j. powers" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
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"j. powers" Discussed on The Toxin Terminator
"At this age I. Think is frankly the US. It is. Look at you you. You are absolutely stunning in your loan your yet and I believe that so listeners if you want the anti aging secret is. Toxins let's talk. I think removing the toxins. Connecting things with rejuvenate and revive you and that includes relationships and an advocate of learning to tap into your intuition, because your intuition can help you with identifying what's helpful. What's not you know? What to do, when not to do and I think that's so key because you know, it's very difficult sometimes to. Learn from society. For example, it's actually be good because there's so much convoluted information whether it's about chemicals or politics, or you know whatever. When you learn to kind of TAP. Into your body has a lot of the way that our intuition of through our body. They learn to. Understand. What is our body? What is our higher self? What is our deeper south trying to communicate with us? So powerful! I can't agree more on that. So how can people get a hold of you see? Somebody wants to work with you. is there. What's the best way? Sure say for my psychic work, because I also do a lot of creative work of wealth and my psychic work website had healing powers dot net. The power thought net, and I have a podcast healing powers podcast, which is on all the major powers where we talk about all these things mind body spirit I feel like you. Can't you know disconnect you get disconnected thinks that they're also related, and then on all the social media channels instagram. Butler party four I'M GONNA feed, healing powers, and yeah, I'd love to connect with you I do..
"j. powers" Discussed on The Toxin Terminator
"Watering makeup was for me. It was makeup. It was cleaners like you said fragrances. It's my body was telling me like no. This is not good, so you're having reaction to something. Your body is telling you something and you just need to figure out what it is, so, but I had to go through. You know looking through all products analyzing them, and I am so much more careful and I look at ingredients religiously I use a lot of products. That are you know, environmental working group Yes. I'd or I generally find that I can't really use much that if it's higher than like three and occasionally afford depending on ingredients on that ranking than I, just can't use it like I literally will get that and it was a big thing for me with makeup. Because you know I've done television I have a background as an actress and theatre like I. let modeling like lots of things where I would. He's take up and I. I I would start. Start to presentable US I shot or something in my eyes would water watercourses besides the IT looks terrible. You're just like you know. I thought that with makeup, running down your face, and so that was hard, trying to find products that I could use have found them, but yeah I think everyone goes through that process at their own pace in. Just know that if you're reacting, it's like there is something toxic in your body is telling you to draw. And listen to that I had on. I have been on this quest for the last twelve months in finding a good natural Mascara. Because I really like. Well no and we'll get. We'll get. It's like. You know the company I'm associated with which is young living. I got they came out with their Mascara. In it was horrible, it was so clumpy it was just it was not good. It was not we told them where we're like. You GotTa do better than this. You can do so well in other things. And so it was a longtime coming, but they they came out with another, but they didn't have another one, so I was trying beauty counters because beauty coming through eat. WGC gives such great. You know reviews and an end such great But I wasn't necessarily happy with their. And then I had a friend said try Arbonne. Want you to try this. Let me tell you the minute I put it on my I could smell the chemicals, not my, but I could smell which they said. Oh, it's all natural. It's all plant based you. You talked about greenwashing and I'm like okay, and I didn't didn't do my due diligence as the toxin terminator. Go figure you know reading actual ingredients, but as soon as I. Took that one out. I was like no I. CAn't use this. I I can smell it and I know it's going to make my eyes water on so anyways. You said you had a really good one. And by the way I think makeup is Kinda, the last holdout for a lot of you know clean product. They're finally are starting to be more clean beauty options, but it's been so frustrating. How much of a lack has been? It's finally starting to ship. the math here that I found that the most clean again like some of these things are still obviously we'd like. Is Lily Lolo you've tried them? Ally I believe it's L. Y. L. O.. L., O. Lolo their Mascara is really good of specifically of their products and the other company that I found. That's great as a whole is Credo beauty. Have you heard of them Yeah. They're kind of like a natural Sephora so they're great. Because they have a lot of products, you buy online. They do have several stores like in California New York you know some of the bigger cities, but their website is great. You can search for products like ingredients. Let's say I only products without this ingredient like if you have a sensitivity and also when you call. If you go to store, they're really able to help you. Go with ingredients, and it's not just one brand because it's like it's like it's the four on the terms of they have a lot of different companies. Okay, you can four. Try Different ones so yeah. I do feel like it's sometimes. It's a matter of experimentation, but it is possible to find good ones that are clean, and and then that's been my experience to and and Living has savvy minerals and for years and years. I really liked that, but it's. It's a mineral based which is phenomenal in the summertime. I use it religiously because I tand very easily and am i. get very dark in the summertime. I find that I really don't need a lot on my skin in the summertime, Lebron's her, and then we go but you know for. Date nights you know that type of thing I will. I will put son you know. I want to call it a foundation, but I don't even view it as that. beauty counter has some really good options as well and they end. They do have the WG stamp on their products. To, so the thing about. Beauty Care. Is. I want to say I am not going to have the numbers right night and I talk about in my book, but European nations actually. Bay On I. WanNa say over thirteen hundred chemicals you ingredients allowed to be used in our in our beauty care products. We're not just even talking makeup, but we're talking. You know our moisturizers in our creams, and in our what we're cleaning our skin within the US vans like less than. Fifteen less than fifteen is. The United States so. you know we need to have that voice and we need to say we need better, you know we demand have better, and there isn't a website called safer cosmetics dot org..
"j. powers" Discussed on The Toxin Terminator
"So I had to eliminate eat. I was allergic to wheat and Sway with another trigger for me an sugar. To eliminate sugar, and as I eliminated these things, my body shifted. It also helped me tune into my abilities I. WanNa bring that up, which is really important because. There's a very strong connection between what's happening physiologically in her body in our ability to intuit and use our psychic abilities so two major parts of the body actually three. There's another one that the guy they're telling me to talk about that. We use for our abilities are got. And the brain, the third is believed to be in the pineal gland, which isn't a brain, and then we've all familiar with that idea of like gut, feeling the gut intuition, so if your gut is. Literally messed up or having her gender gestion. If you have pain, if you're you know, have slowness in terms of your digestion. You're congested either in the sinuses or the got you know by the way there's this got action so like if you feel something what like if you have sinus problems guaranteed, you have got issues right there so connected, and then the third place says your heart. So we feel a lot from our heart center, obviously and anytime we have health issues in any of those areas. It's going to impact our ability to connect into it and feel what's going on the for me. There was a huge process of going through releasing. You know kind of dietary toxins and things like that, but after eight cleaned up, okay cleaned up my relationships that cleaned in my diet. The next thing that I was guided to shift were toxins, and it was interesting, because by the time this showed up for me, I'd already. been hosting my health podcasts for while and I thought I'm pretty healthy like I know what's going on, but there's so much greenwashing that happens that I have Roddick's that I thought were clean and Green Ed, but then I was I was starting to develop like really strong physiological symptoms. So when when you first get a message about something, you might just get intuitive feeling or just they need to ship, and then when the longer you don't pay attention, the stronger your body reacts literally like Your Body will start, so what happened is I was starting to get like. You cleaners and thing in my eyes would start to water like horribly like it was just a constant.
"j. powers" Discussed on The Toxin Terminator
"Part of the toxin-free lifestyle is mental, and when you get yourself to a mental place with that, you've got that inner peace inside. You stop allowing yourself to get drawn into a lot of drama anymore, right? You're very protective of that peaceful escape that you're in, and so we're not always in that state. I've I've not always been in that state. I you know, I could be the queen of creating all kinds of drama. If I WANNA, be right but I. Choose not to do that anymore, and so people have energy about them, and and it's and when we walk into a room, we can sense that we can sense whether. This is a good person and there you know presenting good energy flow. You know the intuition is good that they're you know. This is somebody I want. Connect with an I have people that I feel that are like? Oh No! No I can be very civil with them and I can associate with them, but this is someone I want. Allow into circle. Absolutely I'd love to bring the toxin piece in here because I get that. A lot of your listeners are actually burying Pathak very sensitive to energy, and if you're sensitive to energy, you are most definitely likely to be sensitive to toxins because. Everything in our life has an energetic component. Right people do, but Tho to substances so foods, and so when people aren't Pathak picking up even more strongly on energetic peace than the average person in everyone picks up on this to agree, but impasse are picking up like way way stronger and when you have a substance. It's kind of like to me. There's similarities to like toxic relationships, so let's say there's a cleaning product and it. It does something that you want leaned or whatever, but then there's this other negative effect that it's like. Oh, it's damaging your organs and your. You know hormones or something. Similar to like a toxic relationship. Maybe there's. Someone that you know in a romantic relationship with and sometimes they are nice and no support. Another times they hit you. You know like we don't need to stop the the those other asked the darker side. They hitting the top there are. People that can love you without hitting you or there are products that can clean without damaging your body. Has. Will really feel that toxin a lot more strongly than others and will often develop chemical sensitivities. Because of this ability because in a way, I think I think it's actually a superpower because you're able to see her son feel dot. True energy what going not just how it's being presented. Necessarily interesting because. Fragrance is a huge trigger for me like most of my adult life. I had headaches every single day and I would get migraines so severe that I would lose the vision on my left side. On. Once I took fragrance out of my home and me. Being exposed to it. Those went away, so it was something I chose to ignore. In I. I shouldn't say that I shouldn't say chose to ignore I just simply didn't know that this yard of the of the harm to my body was coming from this but today. I am so ultrasensitive to the sense you know if I get around. I mean it is an instant headache a man. If I don't get away from it, it goes in triggers into that migraine again. Yeah I think that's actually it's very powerful. I mean the truth is for a lot of people that aren't aware of that energy, no feel that will happening in their accumulating those toxins and later they'll get cancer or something right now, even though it's it's. Harder in some ways to feel like you're dealing with that. I think it's just like abilities. It's very powerful. You're actually no sooner something. That's the problem. Other people just put up with something and don't even recognize how toxic it is. In whether you're going to listen to the signals, your body sending you are or not, and whether you choose to. You know like like we were talking. It's like when I was a kid. I saw things happen before they happened and it was repeatedly in when I would bring that to my family. I was told that was nonsense. It wasn't real type of thing, but yet the events happened. You know. And it's like a in. It seriously would be like watching a movie in front of me. You know and and. When I was sitting down playing the piano so I don't know if it was something about my mind was relaxed. We had this high backed piano old old piano. At as a kid that I be playing something from memory just relaxed in, and then it'd be right there. Yeah, I think when abilities can frequently come in more easily, and when we're not overly using our analytical minds. That keep so keep doing something where it uses a little bit of your mind. You're not actively focused on something else. It just allow that frequency to come in, so a lot of people will be able to better meditate or get messages. Would they're doing something like playing the piano? Music can hope with kind of channeling that energy or for me. It'll be like on taking a shower because like again. I'm not like actively. Sharing but it just I'm open and receptive. Doing the dishes vacuuming taking a walk driving, you know all of these are times when a lot of people can receive information more easily than other times does interesting because when I had the episode with my brother. I was driving. You know I. I told you about that. Where where you know, it was a difficult time in our lives in and trying to make decisions on going forward and. He appeared he. He was sitting right there in the in the seat next to me how how he had many many times before. It was just and gave me a message, so it was just really. kind of cool to. It's not make sense you know when I had had those things that have happened to me. I've been in that sense driving playing the music dishes I was standing. Washing dishes wants to my mom came. You know an and visit with me, so yeah, crazy stuff. quickly like using a different part of your. I mean that's how it's presented to it and I. Don't think it is, but it kind of feels that way based on. You know what we're what we're taught. Warm or not and I think there's a real shifting. That's happening. A lot of this is through mainstream media, television and movie.
"j. powers" Discussed on The Toxin Terminator
"Family members for example okay in criminal cases where they asked for information the involving a case where they don't have any leads or their trade. They have evidence, but don't really. Really know what happened and they're trying to understand what happened in that situation, so yeah, I've done both and they're both very interesting. I used to do a lot of paranormal investigation. It was really wonderful in the beginning because it was so cool for me to get evidence of what I was sending. So you know I'm speaking with the spirit and the capture that spirit voice on a recording or something like that so i. don't do it as much as I've gotten busier with my other work, but I still think it's fascinating. That is truly fascinating, so. They actually have the recording ability to capture what you're hearing. Or, not hearing it not what I'm hearing exactly because I. always hear way more than than anything that's been captured got very rare by the way we call this. When you capture the recording of a non physical, being or spirit, it's called MVP which stands for electronic voice phenomenon. and. Frequently happened with this is is not that it can be heard at the actual time of the recording so anytime. You're doing an investigation. You're usually using audio and video to record, and later you go back in and review that audio or video of what we call it reviewing the evidence. Very much like an investigation, and and then what happens is sometimes they'll find snippets of audio that are legible in, or you can hear in the recording and again like there's one example I was at the. of former confederate president. Jefferson Davis and that was in Biloxi, Mississippi? This is a place that was around during the civil war. It's very haunted and an orphanage. More this award, so I would communicating with the spirit of a little girl. I could hear what she was saying. I was communicating with the head of the. Station what she was telling me and then later when they recorded the evidence, they captured her bit of her voice. On the recording, and so, that was so cool to me because it confirms like look I'm not just making this up like there's there's audio. Are. We are talking so. When we say something haunted. You know what I hear. From people is okay. This is spirits that for some reason they can't get on. They can't move on there something holding. Them back your is that an accurate statement or you know there's like a story. They're trying to tell you. There's a message they're trying to get to you. Yeah. I would say that's generally very true. When there's an earthbound spirit or ghost, they haven't crossed over to the other side to heaven. Whatever word you use for that, and there's frequently a reason why you know. They had some kind of trauma that there's something they need to finish. Their side, they're afraid of hell..
"j. powers" Discussed on The Toxin Terminator
"It's just like this little maintenance. Things things do occasionally pop up. That are like I don't like that, but it's much less than what it used to be. An overall things are really lovely, yeah. And that ties in with the E. Living toxic free lifestyle right. I I already lived the lifestyle, so know for the most part I've remove toxins. That I'm exposed to you, so if I happened to go into an area where I'm exposed to talk sense, I know how to get back and cleanse myself and do the things that I need to do. To get my my balance back in my body so I very much relate to that lets you shared with me. As we were getting ready for this interview how you used to work with, and you're not really doing it so much anymore. With a lot of the police was a police departments or private investigators, or so there's there's two two affects to what you're dosing. What is paranormal instigation and so those are people that are investigating paranormal phenomenon, so what we tend to think of is like haunting for example, non physical activity in a face, and I've done quite a bit about I worked with many different paranormal investigation groups traveled to vary haunted places, and then use my abilities to see. What's going on there energetically spiritually so frequently? It'd be like hey, where's the activity? I'll go I'll say there's a spirit in here I'll communicate without fair at while they're getting evidence on their enough readers capturing audio video etc, and then there is working in criminal investigations and I've actually never worked with law enforcement I just don't have any relationships along that I have been hired by.
"j. powers" Discussed on The Toxin Terminator
"It wasn't chosen college that a family friend described ghost that I'd seen, but told no one about any described. This goes in detail that I recognized. This isn't my head like someone else's seen as I've and told them they volunteered the information you can't be. Be something. That's my hallucination. We don't end up like a joint hallucination. And so that was woefully comforting and kind of terrifying at the same time, because at that time I hadn't learned yet. How to have energetic spiritual boundaries of what I was experiencing was was pretty dark. It was intended that wasn't like a a positive loving thing that I was experiencing and it was pretty scary, and that's actually what got me to close it out to try to block it out as as like. Wow, this is real. This is scary. I don't know what to do. I'm just going to ignore it Right, right, we're very commonplace or people with these abilities. And and so do you the ability then to to only take in the positive are if he got it, you got it. You're going to get both the good and the bad. So. I think it's very much like a garden. The analogy I use in terms of. I feel our lives are this way as a whole, and it's just this way with this sort of spiritual aspect and energies in the non-physical realm as well. You know if you just get a plot of land, and whatever's going to grow, there is going to grow, and it's probably going to have weeds and things that you don't want there, and then you have to remove those things plant what you want to have in your garden. Lowers or fruits and vegetables or trees, or whatever that is and so. The thing most people just have not learned to do that. We haven't learned that we need to do that or how. So basically I didn't have any kind of set expectations, and I, wasn't doing anything just sort of manage or cultivate my energy, and what I loud it would be. A really weedy patch of land. Speaking. I just had to learn how to do that and it's not that simple I actually work a lot with angels. I know you resonate with angels and up one of the key tools that I used to help. Keep things clear so I. Think obviously there's going to be you know even when you have cultivated garden. They're still going to be wheat crop up here and again, and you have to weed them out, but once you do that big weeding..
"j. powers" Discussed on The Toxin Terminator
"Welcome back to another episode. You guys I am so excited for this episode. We're GONNA have we're going to tie it somehow into toxins I know. But it is such a great topic. My guest today as Laura Michelle powers and she is. Many things you know number one. She's absolutely beautiful in all. Let her describe her age as she wants to, but she's an avid with a model. She is a psychic. She is the president of healing powers. She's a consultant. She's a media mcclair voyage. Jesus paranormal communicator of where we're going to talk about that but today we're gonNA. Learn the differences you know. There's a difference between being a clairvoyant in a medium an impact and I wanted to make sure that we all understand what all those things are, and really how Talk Texans? Being an M. Path and when you understand what an impact really is, you're gonNA. Understand what we're talking about there. And then I'm going to have her talk about you know. What are the things that she's done in her healthy journey because we alluded a little bit just before we started recording here. About some things that she's done, but this is going to be so amazing and I'm so excited to have here Laura. Thank you for agreeing to come on Oh. It's my pleasure. I'm really excited to talk with you and your audience. Absolutely so let's start right off the bat and talk about. The differences between some of the you know. Are they modalities? What would I want to call it, you know. I think modalities or types of gifts or ability for people have for sure. Yes, I love that, yes! I'd listed off a medium clairvoyant and a m path. Are there, are they? Are we just intertwining words for the same thing? Are there differences in those? Yeah, no there. They are different, but they're often conducted because you can have one person more than one so. Clear. Wayne is someone who sees spiritually, so I think that's very typically what people think of when they think of a psychic Munis someone who sees the future sees like when sees energy and stand it comes from the French word, Clare, which made clear, though clear seeing of why it's to see Roy in and I am a client, so I see spiritual beings I see ghost as the angels is..
"j. powers" Discussed on Stories Podcast
"Rest of the day figuring out how to combine their strengths. It was a good thing, too, because the Jaguar came back the very next day. Hey, you little liars! He roared jumping down from the woods. I'm back and this time. You won't trip me up. Holly and Travis were ready for him, so they didn't scream or try to run. They had come to the river to eat and they couldn't let themselves be bullied away. Sure you have it right this time. Holly asked Oh I'm sure, said Davi. My Mom taught me a song, so I wouldn't forget again. Turtles have a shell that you can't squish. They go underwater like a school of fish for hunting. You should know they swim pretty good, but walk pretty slow. If you WANNA eat them well, you gotta scoop them out of their shell and hedgehogs have a lot of spines. Got Big pokey backs all cupboard with four. Can you time when they hear your mind? He call. They'll ride up tied into a ball if you WANNA pounce with thunder. You gotTa Dunk them under. So see Davi. Said prowling forward. I know which is which and you can't wait. What are you doing? This is what the friends had been waiting for. As soon as the Jaguar came closer, they both slipped into their shells and rolled up like a hedgehog. What's going on? You both have shells, but you're all rolled up your shading again. He pounced on Holly and then Travis he batted around and pushed them into the water, but their shells kept them safe. Their roles kept them from being scooped, and Travis had even taught holly the secret to holding her breath, so even dunking them under didn't work. That's it. You are liars, and now you're cheaters. You going to eat us, so we're just keeping safe. Well. It's not fair. The Jaguar roared. You're not hedgehogs or turtles. The, truth is he was right with their rolling and shells and water and everything else. They weren't a hedgehog or a turtle anymore in joining together holly and Travis had become something new. They had become armadillos the first two in the world. You can't get us, said Holly, feeling not so hapless for the first time in a long time, so just leave us alone. Yeah said Travis. We got roles. We got shells and you can't eat us. What ever I give up, said Davi the Jaguar. He batted them around a few more times, but they just rolled safe in their shells. Finally frustrated beyond belief. He stormed away in a half. That night he told his mom about the new creature, and she told him to just leave it alone. There are plenty of other things to eat animals that could curl their shells and hold their breath. Just weren't worth the trouble. Once they realized they were safe. Holly and Travis talked about switching back. Do you want your shellback asked Holly I could always go back to spikes. No Way said Travis you. Keep it so we can both roll around together. Deal said Holly and they stayed armadillos happy and safe together. Over time they taught many of their friends and families, the trick of combining their powers to and today Armadillos live safely and happily all over the world. And Jaguars they look for easier meals. The End. Today story with our powers combined was an adaptation of one of Roger Kipling's just so stories written for you by Daniel Hynes, and performed for you buy me Amanda Weldon with a Song Bias, both if you would like to support stories podcast, you can.
"j. powers" Discussed on Stories Podcast
"There lived a hapless hedgehog nine holly. Now I know that word hapless sounds like she's unhappy or that. Maybe she's all out of half's, but that's not at all. Hapless basically means unlucky, and that's what Holly. The hedgehog was more than anything on lucky. She'd snag her sheets with her spines and shred them. When she slept, she'd go to hug her buds, and they'd get a nose full of needles. Poor holly couldn't take a walk in the woods without a dozen buzzing bugs getting stuck on her stickers, she was good at a marshmallow roast, but otherwise poor hapless. Holly felt quite prickly about her situation. On the other hand her best friend, Travis. The turtle was always elated. Now I know that elated sounds like he's high up on a mountain or maybe floating like a balloon, but that's not at all. Elated means happy and cheerful and bright, and that's what Travis. The turtle was more than anything elated. Holly and Travis had been best friends since birth, and they live next door to each other under a log together, they'd walk along the river, eating fallen fruit and the occasional bustling bug. One early afternoon Holly Hapless as ever tripped and roll down the Bank of the Amazon River she splashed into the warm water with a wiggle and swam with a squeal back to the muddy shore. I hate that. She said crawling up to dry land. Travis was trying not to laugh, but he was failing pretty hard. WHO! Are you, okay. He asked, and then he pulled back into his shell. Where holly could hear his chuckles echoing out. Yeah yeah, Holly, said, shaking her wet spines onto travis. We don't all like getting wet. Could've told me the turtles said and they started splashing each other and laughing. Behind them in the slippery black growth of the rainforest, a pair of baleful yellow eyes peered out at them. Now I know that baleful sounds like there, hey, yellow, or maybe full of bales, but that's not it at all baleful means threatening and mean and Hungary, and that's what these eyes were more than anything baleful. The is belong to a Jaguar name Davi. Jaguars are the mightiest beasts in the entire Amazon rainforest, and even though Davi was young, he was still unimpressive specimen. He was thick and powerful with sleek gold and black fur, and his mouth was heavy with bangs. Looks like a good meal. He said to himself. Turtles and hedgehogs could be tricky and pricky, but his mother had taught him the secret. You had to scoop the turtles out of their shells, and you had to dunk the hedgehogs in the water that way you could eat them both up without trouble. The Jaguar leapt from the trees and landed by the riverbank right in front of Holly and Travis. They both shouted and tried to run, but the Jaguar was much faster and cut them off. Holly cursing her bad luck immediately curled into a spiky ball, and travis pulled himself back into the thick protection of his shell. Not so fast Davi, said, prowling back, and forth you to our lunch and lucky for me. My Mom taught me how to deal with hedgehogs and turtles. Davi looked from one to the other. He was telling the truth. His mother really had taught him how to deal with hedgehogs and turtles, but she'd forgotten to teach him how to tell the difference. Oh okay. Davi said so, and this is a little awkward, but please bear with me. Which of you is the turtle? and which one is the Hedgehog? It was silent for a moment, and then Travis's voice came from deep in his shell. Well. Young Jaguar wiggled his tail and licked his fangs already hungry for lunch. I know I need to scoop the turtle and dunk the Hedgehog but I don't know which one of you is witch. Oh that sounds tough, said Holly, an idea striking her. Well I can tell you're pretty Hungary. So, why don't we help you out? She shot her wink at Travis. Oh, yes said Travis, it's pretty easy. You see I a Hedgehog, and I'm the one you should dunk in the water. That's right, said Holly, and I'm a turtle, so you should definitely scoop me up. Oh Wow thinks guys, said divy the Jaguar. You're like the nicest lunch I've ever had just like really generous. Thank you all right here we go. He picked up travis in his big jaws and set him into the water while he was waiting for the Hedgehog to sink, he turned back to Holly. Here comes the scoop. He reached down to scoop holly out of her Shell, but instead was greeted with a Paul full of spikes, the Jaguar howled and spun and roared, but when he turned back Holly, the Hedgehog had hidden herself in the brush. Not Fair Moaned Davi spinning back to check on Travis, but the turtle had already slipped under the water and swam away. You guys lied to me. I'M GONNA. Tell my mom. He turned and ran into the rainforest, favoring his poked Pau. Holly Travis watched him go, and then came back together again on the riverbank when it was safe. That was a close one, said Holly, for Real, though said Travis heavily. Easter luck is getting better he. At least we didn't get eaten this time anyway. This time asked Travis. What do you mean? Well, we tricked the Jaguar for now, but he won't fall for that again. He's so fast and strong. How do we keep ourselves safe? They thought for a while together. I wish I could curl up like you said. Travis finally high could bundle up in my shell, and then there wouldn't be any way to scoop me out. Well. I wish I had a shell and liked water like you said Holly, the spikes are good and everything, but the Jaguars. Just GonNa knock me into the river. Holly looked at Travis up and down examining his shell. You know she said. I teach you how to curl. If you didn't have quite so much shell like if it was in a few pieces, you could totally do my trick. That could work, said Travis Oh. Hey, if I took some of my shell off I can give some to you and we can both roll up together. Wow you share it with me. Ask Holly as long as you teach me how to roll up, said Travis. The pair got to work and spent the.
"j. powers" Discussed on Stories Podcast
"Hello welcome to stories podcast I'm your host Amanda? Weld in today's story is called with our powers combined an adaptation of one of Rudyard. kipling's just so stories written for you by Daniel Hynes today. We'd like to say a special. Thank you to Joseph Add Elaine. Emily and Helen and their family in Kansas City Missouri No me and Joaquin, and their family and Oakland California Henry and Sasha Krause and their family and Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada Mattie snow and her family in Albuquerque and Felix and Desmond and their family in Durham North Carolina. Thank you so much, Desmond Felix Mattie Snow Sasha Henry Joaquin Nomi, Helen, emily, Adeline and Joseph.
"j. powers" Discussed on Modern Woodworkers Association
"Tito's seems like very familiar and then all of a sudden it's very liked. Well they're out of San Antonio and I think they make they make a really really good. You know vodka at really you know reasonable price competitive with all your you know More mainstream brands and I think that's that's one I got it is. That's one of the show popular now. 'cause you get a little bit you a little bit extra quality for the same money. Yeah interesting yeah dry it. I'm not I'm not a huge guy but yeah so anyway You know for for I think my favorite vodka is called Shustov but it's Ukrainian vodka. It's Kinda hard to find but It's it's a little bit more pricey than Tito's Tito's is right up there with the with the best out there. Think better than most so. It's a great San Antonio distillery so you know he got a local Texas here so showing. What are you drinking? So I picked up a a common Summer type Beer Bells Obermann is out. I was in the store the other day. And they've got cases in cases of it. It's a nice just American Wheat Ale Little citrusy and I don't know if it's bells everywhere. I think they're pretty widen but Whitewater tributed but over on his is a nice lighter wheat just finished my second one because it's it's two thirty my time. That's or late enough for me to bureau clock on a weekend on a weekend. Do we have weekends anymore? I mean I saw I saw had earlier. Sorry can you help me out? Is it Thursday or June? I can't for for me. This is tiring. I've been working seven days a week since since this all thing started. I'm more tired. Yeah I'm I'm working in my basement literally. I can reach behind Graham sitting now and that's my work computer but I found myself just yesterday going. I could do a little more. I'm fine. And that's like legitimately my office. I'm just like there's no there's no like impetus to leave really and so you can get drawn into that and I had. I didn't happen to me. You know when we had one of our many national Natural disasters here. Yeah I do work from home for like three months. Or so when they rebuilt our offices and Yeah it's really easy to get sucked in and all of a sudden you're putting in you know seventy eighty hours a week and not even realizing it and take it enough breaks you know you gotta you gotTa kind of discipline yourself to say you know if you're one of those that you know as a workaholic type person you gotta put some rules. Hey you know five thirty. I'm done. I'm done what real done right. Yeah I I'm not workaholic. But I there just found a lot of inspiration to just going. You lose something you love. Yeah yeah more is completely different. Your yeah so So my what are you drinking? I think tonight is going to be an old fashioned. Maybe with some old Ri- men yeah. I think that's talk. I think I think that's GONNA be. That sounds pretty good. I know I have an orange in the fruit bowl also Yeah there you go. Yeah I think when older mixed drink these days most of the time it's old fashioned or a Manhattan I like those love. Good Cesar Ooh Yes yes. What is this as Iraq? I'm not it's been a passer. Ac is basically an old fashioned kind of with It has Absent Rinse in the glass in the glass and rinse it around. Poor the absence backout and make the basically an old fashioned absence still illegal in some states. I Dunno illegal. You know like the. The airport bought airplanes bottles. There's like a little bottle little bit bigger than that and I've had it for years. You little literally just rinse it around and I pour it through a funnel right back into the. Yeah Yeah I have a friend of mine. Got Me some actual check absent when he was there after starting graduate school. And I've never opened it but it's like true wormwood absinthe traditional. Si Win. And I think I got it was still illegal but I should have never cracked it open. You know. It's just sitting in the tiny bottle. It's kind of like a liquorice flavour. Oh really Yeah I gotta find a way to make an old fashion and an absence up. You go all right all right. Well Mike Working folks find you on the interwebs I'm at turning Sawdust in groceries on Instagram T S G Mike on Twitter. And you can find my goods on at the. I G shop all one word and in my shop. If you know where that is I'm never leaving again over and maybe maybe for you for the good like maybe this turns into a business that you'll you can continue even while I've been trying to turn it into a business that this is just a a bigger push anything else to do. So I'm doing well. Good luck and Yeah we'll we'll keep her boxes in line in mind and Can't wait to see can wait for the teachers. Those are coming soon. They're not very fancy Working on a logo. These mostly just text but I have a couple actually have two different batches so Maybe we'll show those around see which ones people like and I have a little bit of a stock of a You have to do minimum order but Brian and for anybody that anybody out there that makes money or makes a living Getting dirty with dust near you go for you. Good good fantastic. I have to wear shoes my basement. Because there's dust all over the place we'll show working folks find you on the interwebs. I'm Shawn W. Seventy eight on every social platform Including untapped where I. I probably won't check over today because I've already done some point but check me out there. How would you kyle? You always find me at Barton DOT COM on instagram. The only social media platform that matters and with that just about wraps it up for this show. So if you haven't already please subscribe to the show on the pot catcher of your choice. Just search for the modern woodworkers association. 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"j. powers" Discussed on Pro Rata
"University gives us a reason to stand up and cheer the first wartime powers each day now president trump and the White House Corona Virus Taskforce hold an afternoon press conference and almost every day. There is a question about the defense production act in reference to much needed. Medical supplies like surgical masks and ventilators. So what is the GPA? In short it is a Korean War. Era Law that lets the federal government make major incursions into private industry for example it can require a company to prioritize a government order over that of other customers it can also issue loans to expand manufacturing capacity and oversee distribution of selected products president trump last week did begin implementing parts of Deepa such as requiring General Motors to make ventilators but overall he has shied away from the fuller implementation that many including governors. Like New York's Andrew Cuomo have asked for trump's official explanation is essentially that he's a capitalist and has no interest in quote unquote nationalizing American industry. Going so far as to suggest that fully using the GPA would turn the US into Venezuela but it is a strange argument given that the administration regularly used DPA prior to corona virus. That's based on a new report from the New York. Times which found that. Trump's department of Defense Fema and other organizations have used to place hundreds of thousands of orders procuring vital equipment from any initiative to rare Earth Metals. That can be used to make things like jet engines and lasers the bottom line. Our wartime president isn't using all of his wartime authority. Fifteen seconds we'll deeper with one of the authors of that New York Times story but first this there's more news out there than ever before but these days it's harder than ever to find it and to know what to trust accede. Am takes effort out of getting smart by synthesizing. The ten stories. That will drive the day and telling you I they matter subscribe at sign up dot axios Dot Com and now back the podcast. We're joined now by Kano Young's a Homeland Security correspondent with the New York Times. President trump has used the defense production act. Vis-a-vis Corona virus in a few ways. But what are the big things that so far? He has not done that he could do. So we saw them start to ramp up use of the EPA last week in when tensions started to rise with GM as well as FINTECH GM is partnering with Reeves these ventilators and what trump did. I tweeted out that they could invoke the EPA and what it appears happened is that he used the EPA under title one in title one of the for allows you to prioritize a contract and that is really allows the federal government to skip ahead of the line of other clients it tells the vendor or the company we are priority. You're going to get us this many of this product at a specific date at one forty. And that's the authority that the DOD has used thousands of times so actually let me ask you about that. That was kind of one of the big things that you and your colleagues reported yesterday over the Times. Is that this authorities. You say even though we're talking about it much more now because it's not a new thing and it's not unusual for the federal government to us right the federal government in general. I mean even going before the trump administration you're right. I think what people have been confused is the DP has kind of painted under one crush on the authorities of the that not authority badges described allowing the government to skip the line. Dod Does that all the time. So give me an example Wednesday time say. Dod has used the DP Times that dod has used the EPA especially for the authority that we just described and prioritizing a contract or order as they call it materials needed for weapons materials needed for drones chemicals that are needed for certain weapons. Also Fema as used this before equipment needed to allow her to help the government or health status or cover from disaster. One of the other authorities on here is distribution of goods not just to ask companies make it or expanding capacity but distribution. And you've heard this back and forth both in the trump press conferences but also with governors Andrew Cuomo Cetera this question of governors basically bidding against each other and against Fema for certain goods in theory. Could President trump used Deepa to better streamline that process so facemask eighty cents states could still be paying eighty cents instead of bidding up each other up to seven? Or eight bucks. One of forty under Deepa is to control the distribution of product for the company. Yes that's true. Governors have been coins. They've also been calling for another authority under vp a which is also used by the DOD and that Authority is for the government to issue loans to accompany so that they can act. Say They don't have enough resources. They don't have enough of the materials to build a certain such as ventilators or P government can issue loans to that company so they can go get those resources build out that product in get it to the government at a specific point in time. Dod is also used that many many times in this administration and the last and just last summer the DOD used that authority issuing loans to accompany so they could expand their capacity to obtain materials rare earth metals that could be used to build lasers radar technology in also to. Adam materials used to build drones now as far as distribution that is one of more rare uses of authority there has been in this goes to previous administrations as well. There's concern there right. I mean if you now are controlling the distribution so now the federal government is deciding as you said maybe these materials go to New York. Now that means that that states that client that maybe went through the procurement process. The right way in his expecting to get those products will be able to get what they wanted or there will be a delay in order of they want this so there is concerned the little bit the politics playing out behind the scenes here. I think you've gotta hit this at the end of your story. Maybe say explicitly jubilee one of the reasons that president trump hasn't more fully embraced and enacted pieces of DPA. Because it's maybe would create more of a direct link between what the White House is doing. White House action and the ultimate result of this pandemic. And it's not just fully invoked right. I mean you can. We have to remember that the president only last week started to use this law and when we speak to the people that were closest to the people that implemented this law for years and this administration adminstration's they have questioned have asked that same question why was at least not more routinely used authority used in January when these signs of the outbreak. Really Arctic to come out. Why didn't you use these? These are questions that have come up in our horning. Why didn't you use the authority to bring these companies to a table? Skip the normal bidding process. Bring them to the table. Enforce them to sign a contract and we have heard from some officials who have said that there is a feeling that when you invoke the when you use the deep in any of these authorities now. The Accountability Shifts the government. You have now used. This law was wartime. Act to bring these companies to table and say we need this deadlock maybe you even issue them loans. It does shift accountability there. And you can look at presence own comments as well saying that could nationalize economy and it referencing the economy Venezuela when it comes to this act and that's confusing you know when you look at how at least one of the authorities under this law that being inserting language into contracts and prioritizing it is one of the more routinely used functions when it comes to procurement process with government. Zola cattle. Young's of the New York Times. Thank you very much for joining us. Thank you so much. My final two right after this access chief. Technology correspondent Dana free shares breaking news and analysis on the most consequential companies and players in tech from the valley to DC. Subscribe to get smarter faster at sign up dot axios DOT COM and now back to the podcast. 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