20 Burst results for "John Baker"
"john baker" Discussed on Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan
"Ride, maybe 200 odds away, there was this, I don't know what it was. He was a creature that was all brown and hairy, like a big 8 fishing man thing. It was making this way for the Woods, but I didn't stick around to watch me was going. I ran for the street. D'andrade organized a few searches around the area, and as per usual found not a single trace. Another local resident John baker claims that one night as he was paddling his canoe in the swamp, he heard what he thought was a large animal crashing through the Woods. He then says he saw a, quote, large, hairy beast, weighed into the water and passed not a few yards away from him. He said he knew the beast wasn't human because it smelled like a skunk. Musty and dirty. To which I might point out, have you ever smelled a teenage boy? Then again, a teenage boy was probably not waiting into the swamp in the middle of the night. Then, again, again, one has trouble imagining anyone but chugging beer and teenage boys apparently do that. So who really knows? Baker said that whatever the creature was, he never saw it before that night or ever again. But it's not just Harry hominids that lurk in the murky shadows in the Bridgewater triangle. In 1970, according to Lauren Coleman, a police officer said, nothing surprises us much anymore. Last week, a motorist ran over an 8 foot boa constrictor. We still haven't learned where that came from. And in 1939, workers completing a project on king Philip street at the edge of hockey mock swamp reported seeing a huge snake about 6 inches in diameter, lift its head and then slink into the swamp. Local legend says that huge snake like that one appears every 7 years. I don't know if local fact backs that up though. Maybe it's just me, but rare snakes popping up in a swamp, don't really do much to raise my blood pressure. I can easily imagine some harried single mother coming home after working two shifts and finding her freezer once again full of dead mice and finally getting so fed up with her shiftless good for nothing 23 year old son who lives in the basement as swears to God mom Bitcoin is a sure bet that she takes his beloved pet snake mister death and releases him into the local swamp. Back in the 70s, again in addition to reports of a hairy bear type creature walking on two legs and killing local farm animals, there were also reports of lions or so called phantom panthers which, as far as I can tell, are either an alien creature that have also been said to stalk around date in Ohio, of all places, or are characters in a card game called heroes of Camelot, which looks basically like an adult version of Pokémon, anyway. Local police in Rehoboth organized an actual lion hunt in 1972 when cow and sheep carcasses were found with claw marks raked across their body. Why said Lion wouldn't have eaten said cows and sheep? Instead of just apparently killing them for sport, who knows? There were, apparently, casts made of these mysterious animals tracks, and dogs and helicopters used in the search, but alas, nary a lion, nor a phantom panther were found. Then, in 1976, the thing that was first a bear and then a lion and or a phantom panther was now a huge black killer dog. According to Lauren Coleman and his book mysterious America, this dog, quote, was reported in abingdon in the Bridgewater triangle. The dog ripped out the throats of two ponies. Local firefighter Philip Kane, the owner of the ponies, saw the dog standing over the bloody carcasses gnawing at their necks. He said that the dog eluded extensive police searches and for a period of several weeks terrorized the community. During the three days that followed the killing of the ponies, police received a thousand telephone calls, schoolchildren were kept in at recess and many homeowners and storekeepers armed themselves with rifles. Last time this dog was seen was when police officer Frank kern cited along some railroad tracks. The officer fired a shot but missed. The black dog nearly turned away and walked off slowly in the other direction and perhaps into another dimension. By the 90s, this creature had become a, quote, light tan cat, the size of a great Dane. The cat was named the Mansfield mystery cat. According to Coleman, quote, local officials took the sightings very seriously, especially after fire chief Edward slaney had a mystery feline encounter of his own. What this encounter was, Coleman does not go on to say. How his editor let him get away with that, maybe the biggest mystery of all. To be fair, I have rather flippantly suggested that these reports added up to one creature who somehow more from a bear to a lion to a ghost panther to a dog to a cat. But I think we're supposed to understand that these are indeed separate animals. I don't know what's less believable, frankly. One animal that morphs into at least 5, including a mythical one, or that all 5 of these animals are living in a 200 mile radius inside Massachusetts, and no one has ever gotten a good solid look at any of them. But one of the most famous cryptid stories to come out of the Bridgewater triangle is of a decidedly more celestial beast. Police sergeant Tom Downey was driving home toward Easton when he saw a massive winged creature with an 8 to 12 foot wingspan fly up and over the trees of hakam swamp. He reported the sighting and police sent a patrol car to the area to search for it, but alas, it was gone. Despite being teased for two weeks about the encounter, sergeant Downey stuck by his story. Now, I should point out to important facts about this story. One, it took place in 1971, which if you've been following along at home, I'm not not saying was a time in the U.S. when the weeds were plentiful and the mushrooms found great purchase if you catch my drift. Also, the alleged sighting took place at night. Now, I'm not suggesting that an officer of the law was partaking in illegal substances and was maybe in an altered state when this incident occurred. That would be irresponsible of me. Hey, maybe the mothman decided to take a vacation near Cape Cod.
"john baker" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"But I think our listeners have a good sense of him. Maybe we can start at the top of that rotation with Mitch Keller. My understanding is that he started throwing a sinker a good deal more last year, fewer four seamers. And you're right that he is, you know, he's not an ace by the traditional definition, but he had a respectable year, certainly a step forward compared to his 2021. So what are their expectations for him and is there further tinkering in the mix for him to try to unlock something new? Yeah, so Mitch throws 6 pitches now. I don't know if that'll stick for the regular season, but he's been experimenting a little bit. He's one of the billions around baseball. It seems like the split apart is slider. He's now throwing a sweeper and more of a cutter variation, which I get. So he started throwing the sinker last year, and this is a really interesting story for us locally. But basically it was just out of options. It was getting whacked around first 7 starts or something like that last year was down frustrated. They moved them to the bullpen and of all people, Dewey Robinson, who was a pitching consultant, guru or whatever and Tampa's done a lot with the rays. He had come over to the organization and sort of looked at Keller's force immune cell like this is too flat. Like this is just not a pitch that's going to produce the results we want. You need something else. And so, you know, they want to color, I guess Keller, he had spent the previous off season at tread, and his guy there had told him like, hey, you should try throwing the sink instead of the two sides linked up about, you know, what would this be like throwing a sinker? And so he did start throwing at the end of May and his ERA, the rest of the way, stayed in the rotation, made ever started. It was like three and change. And it really worked for him. It was just another option, kept him off as fastball, gave him a little bit of confidence. And that's just something like Mitch, sort of like the way glass now was here, was just a mental mess. And glass now had to go somewhere else to figure it out in the pirates to their credit, help them figure it out here. And he's been a different guy since, you know, I expect him to be their opening day starter. I expect him to, you know, the slider and he's calling it like a gyro cutter. I don't know there are too many names to track, but the pitch mix has looked really good. Velocity is good, but most of all, he's just like, it's just such a different guy, you know? He just poor Mitch was like beaten down a couple of years ago trying to figure this thing out and I finally think that he's got a little bit of a little bit of swagger to him and it's worked. And it seems like the pirates are one of the teams that has joined this train of just throw strikes, right? Just throw pitches in the zone. This is something that the ray is really popularized, the Orioles adopted last year. And they could use some more strikes. They had one of the highest walk rates in their staff last year. So the idea just seems to be, hey, so many pictures have got great stuff today. Just trust it. So what dividends have you seen from that so far? Yeah, it sounds like my dad when I was 12 years old, yelling throw strikes. I'm on the map. I'm like, what do you think I'm trying to do? But it's been a conversation around here a lot then. I'm sure a lot of teams do this, but there's a sheet of paper when you walk in the Clubhouse of the pirates end zone percentage. Like they want them to know what your end zone percentage was last year and we talked to the pitch and coach Oscar marine. I don't know, two weeks ago now, something like that, and the first question I asked them was, what do you want the identity of this staff to be? He said, that's a good question. We want them to smother teams in the zone. That's exactly what the pirates are going for. Raise Orioles. Whomever? I mean, it's not a difficult concept, but they want guys to challenge them with their best stuff. That's worked really well with Keller. I think it's worked really well with Rwanda Contreras. It's something that rich hill has talked to these guys about a lot, like trust your stuff, man. It's good enough. Like I think that's something that hill does better than anybody here and you guys have probably talked to him a lot about over the years. Just, you know, don't give these guys too much credit. Throw it over the plate, make them put it in play. And the pirates believe me. I've seen a lot of poorly pitched games over the past handful of years where they're nibbling. They can't get in the zone. It has been different this spring. It really has. They're not afraid to challenge teams and we'll see how it goes, but I like the philosophy. I want to ask about a guy who actually isn't either on the 40 man or projected to be in the opening day rotation, which is Gwen priest or one of the starters who I imagine they hope will be part of their next good core. I know he has that incredible curve ball the rest of the arsenal is a little bit mixed. What have you observed from priest or in camp so far and when do you think he might make his debut? Yeah, he's a fun one. I like you a lot. It was a really good kid and he's another one that keeps adding pitches. I think he's up to 5 or 6 now like it started out with the curve ball and over COVID, he added a slider and he's throwing a sinker and his change up has gotten actually usable at this point. It used to be just like, you know, a project goofy pitch to get him drafted or whatever, but the thing about priesthood that I noticed the most last year he was like quiet, somewhat intimidated, nervous, like you could tell he was kind of like, I don't want to do anything to screw up, you know, am I going the right way? He feels like he belongs and not in a bad way. It's just like, you know, he's starting to really grow into himself mentally physically. Thrown. Obviously hard. His stuff is really good. I don't question his stuff at all, but, you know, going after guys to what Ben said earlier, I think he's one that has really benefited from the idea of trust my stuff attack. He pitched yesterday in Sarasota, I believe that was yesterday. But every time he's taken the mound, it has been this attack, fill up the zone. We're not dancing. And he did that a lot last year and got himself into trouble either got himself hit or got himself into walk trouble. I think we'll see him this summer. I really do. It would be a quick in and out of triple-A's only made two starts there, but I think this kid has to make up to do it. I really do. And I see the way this rotation could go. I mean, they could probably rich hills probably not going to be here for long. Who knows what happens with Vince Velasquez. I think they could probably get enticed into trading him if this works out. They're going to have some rotation spots available. Mike burrows is another prospect. I think I'd keep an eye on that they could bring up, but it wouldn't shock me at all if priest ended up in Pittsburgh. And you've written a fair amount about the player development overhaul since the Huntington searage days. So now that the sharington and John baker regime has been in place for a while, what have you seen about the pirates approach to player development? How do you think they stack up to some of the other leading teams in that realm across the league? Yeah. So I think there are a few sort of like pillars or precepts or things that I would use to describe their player development. Situation. One is not being as rigid as the former group. And I think that regime, how do I say this nicely?
"john baker" Discussed on The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
"And then I didn't realize when they put me on TV. I got ready and I got the producer, John baker, wrap it up. You're going to have about ten seconds to explain this. I'm just making it more confusing than it was to begin with. So that's been a real, you know, steep learning curve for me is how to try and condense two minutes of explanation in about 15 seconds. When you're watching stuff Jackson and so obviously we all think the official should start it perfect and get better from there. And of course, it's just not possible. I saw this great line about that holding call in the Super Bowl. Right near the end of the game. And they said there's a way to officiate the rule book and officiate the game. And they're two different things. Kidney explain that a little bit. Sure, I always explain when I'm talking to young kids, I referee school. I said, there's only two things you can control. That's your fitness, and that's your knowledge of the rules. The rest, you're at the mercy of what happens. I go, but just because you know the rule book inside out doesn't make you a referee. It makes you very knowledgeable, but not a referee. You have to learn how to massage the rules. How to interpret that. There's so much nuance that goes on. And people on Twitter beat me up, they go, you know, the rest just call whatever they want. Why don't they just call the rule is written? Just call it as written. And my response to them is, yeah, you're the first guy driving down your street at 51 miles an hour in a 50 zone. You get pulled over for speeding. And you're one mile an hour over to speed limit. And you stay to the cop. You know, use some judgment here. Well, you can't have it both ways, right? So knowing the rules is one thing, but hockey, somebody asked me yesterday on offside plays, the lines benefits really the cost of they just let her roll because they know the video can fix it. I said, no, they don't. They go with their gut because you don't want to be the guy that's always being overruled. There's goal scored and every time it's call back and it's that linesman. You don't want to be that guy. Football that in football, they might let a role because you know what the downside to letting a role is, the play is going to go two more seconds. Three more seconds. In hockey, you could pin that team in their zone for two and a half minutes. Finally score and then you're going back and resetting the clock. So, you know, guys go with their gut and hockey, like I just said, it's a continuous motion type of game. So I look or a trip or a push or a hold, 80 feet from the puck where the guys never get into the play, as long as that's ignored consistently, then I think that's a mark of a good referee. Because we don't want it block away, we don't want a hundred penalties a game. How many players do you think understand the rules to a level that they could argue with you? And I told Drake this story breaks. I mean, when you were officiating, not now.
"john baker" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"6 game winning streak to Arizona who's 7 O Nikita kuchar off was led Tampa Bay to two straight Stanley Cup gonna miss the next ten weeks John stash ever Bloomberg sports John All right John thanks a lot It is now 6 37 on Wall Street So it's time to take a look at stocks and some of the names that are moving in the pre market There are plenty of names for that We're joined by Bloomberg stocks editor Dave Wilson you got your work cut out for you this morning Dave Absolutely but you know there's plenty of ground to cover no question We'll start with Ford monitor the shares are up 11% in early trading You want to make a raise of doing a profit forecast for the second time at three months and these earnings of revenue assets for the third quarter Ford also declared its first dividend since the start of the pandemic Government has or two since we're talking automakers it's up 3% The electric carmakers further above a $1 trillion in market value of milestones on Monday Tesla rose 1.9% yesterday to a record after Goldman Sachs listed as share price projection and earnings estimates Some late breaking news we got caterpillar out with results Absolutely And they're going over pretty well at this point and why not the maker of construction and mining equipment posted third quarter earnings and sales that were well above analysts average estimates in the blooper survey take a look at caterpillar shares at the moment They're higher by about 2% You got Merck also higher The John baker raised this year's earnings forecast after third quarter profit of revenue feed after the market the moment up about 1% start from a not so fortunate the defense contractors results for the third quarter coming up a bit short And the shares are down about 1% at the moment I also have window out with results This is a supplier of industrial gases and even though it beat the average third quarter earnings estimate raise Daniel forecast the shares down three quarters of a percent Twilio off 12 and a half percent to communicate the software maker forecast a wider fourth quarter loss in analysts expected to keep an operating officer George Hugh stepped down effective immediately and service now is off three and a half percent of technology management software is lower even though third quarter results be estimates Up 2% The chip makers earnings and sales for the fiscal second quarter exceeded estimates KLA the chip equipment maker up four and a half percent if there are any other stocks taking its online marketplace eBay down 5 and a half percent The medical device maker Edwards life science is down three and a half percent The telemedicine service Teladoc health and 4% in the toolmaker Stanley black and deckard down 3% All right Dave appreciate it Bloomberg stocks editor Dave Wilson with us this morning and looking at stocks as a whole head of the cash open on Wall Street If S&P futures right now they are up ten points the Dow futures.
"john baker" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"Things going on in the news, talk radio world comments from you about some of the issues of the week. One of the questions that we asked Jay Kershner was whether or not reporters should be forced to give up their sources. That's a continuing conundrum. It would seem some people. Well, no matter what I say what some people say what Some of the people that listen to our programs say. Yeah, pretty much. Everybody believes that they should. Once upon a time it was to protect the source. But now it seems like they're protecting opinions over facts, Michael Dunn says these days is poor excuses for journalists make up the sources themselves and then have no responsibility or accountability. It's wrong and misleading. Randy, you know, that's all notice that that's an interesting thing. How much of it is they don't want to tell because they don't really have anybody and they've made it up these stories. Hey, that's an interesting both. Right? I think. Yeah. Yeah, I think it's both Anyway, Go ahead. J. Excuse me, Randy Hendricks and says Nope. Reporters should not be forced to give up their sources, but then also adds, government employees shouldn't be allowed to plead the fifth Okay. There you go. Michael Moore listens to this program, huh? That's cool, right? Predicts sending stuff. I'm not sure it's that maker or the LAPD police chief because there's only two, right, right? Yeah. Uh, more, says I would be more likely to believe some of the news from a privately held organization that is not compromised by a corporate agenda news just that if I want an opinion, I'll go ask for it. Mhm. That's not a bad idea. It isn't but it's so there's still a lot of corruption. You're okay. What else do people say? Chris Burton says. That's an interesting question. In the past, it was obvious It was an attempt to protect the source, and however, these days so much as just plain and substantiated trash. Yes, that's a good phrase. I like that. Have to hold on to that. I'm unsubstantiated trash. Yeah, I mean, like, you can't have goats. It's not like ghost writers. I think that when it does come to reporting on something, sources need to be named because there has to be some kind of paper trail. I feel like today's society. We all need receipts. Yeah, good. Meghan McCain. Is leaving the view. What are people saying about that? Some people said good, good riddance. A lot of other people say it's a bummer, Tabatha Young says she's the only one that would seem sane on the show. Well, Jeremy would kind of echoed That said. I'm surprised you stayed as long as she did with her kind of family money. I'm sure she didn't need the check. But it was good to have a voice of some logic on their ER. Interesting how the trickle down business because the mother is the air is for the largest beer distribution facility in Arizona. So there were a couple 100 million bucks. And you know that does that automatically apply to the Children as well Under the circumstances, I think it's an interesting question. All right, so I said it was the Fourth of July independence weekend. Question. How long does one identifies a true patriot? Or how do you How do you identify yourself? What are the people saying? Responding to that? Jeff Schmidt identifies it as stand for what's right for everybody in all caps, respect for people who have served in our military and our flag, respect for your elders, family values and God and, most importantly, All caps. You must love dogs. Yeah. Hey, there you go. That's one. We can all get behind. Alright. Who else? Kevin Kimmel says. I fly my flag year round and replace that when it gets damaged and on flag day. Um if on or near a Veterans hospital or on a military post, I stop and salutes. How do you dispose of a flag properly? Oh adds to this as well turns the damaged flag into the V F w to be disturbed of properly. You don't throw them in the trash. No, you don't. And you're not supposed to burn them. You don't toss them in the bonfire either. Alright. Who else? What else have we got on this? This is good stuff. John Baker actually points out flying a flag dressing patriotic adorning your yard does not make one a patriot actions like voting supporting our troops, police firemen being law abiding citizens, helping those less fortunate and working towards the betterment of society as a whole. Is the foundation of patriotism. All right, So we post all these. Don't we on our social media pages ourselves in Twitter and you post Because the questions you chime in with your comments at D J V shows the handle Help yourself 28 past the hour on the D..
"john baker" Discussed on Yeah, But Still
"Ass was sitting around. Like i could really use that money right now. I couldn't stomach doing that. It's one thing to lie about getting laid. It's another thing to throw someone under the bus. Like that. And another thing to have the fucking kgb or whatever the british secret services like fucking who. I am as line. Seven is a lot of elements. And i just couldn't and i had to sit with it for a couple of days. I think about it. And i was just like i need the money. I'm like i just can't fuck and do it dude. So i said no. I'll tell you they said okay. Well i said. I'll i'll tell you that an exaggerated version of the truth. We'll give you thirty grand. I shouldn't talk about money. But whatever fuck you you don't have to edit that out. Who cares. We'll give you thirty granted. Just say what happened like all right. Yeah we we went on a date and nothing happened. Basically and they bought that. Oh my god so. She got wind of the fact that they offer. Tmz did this whole thing on like. Oh we heard that. Simon got offered. I don't know how they found out where we heard that simon got offered more money and said no and didn't so. I get a letter one day in my po box in the desert island. It up and it's like this. Gold crested handwritten letter from the royal palace from buckingham palace. And i'm like the fuck. Is this. open it up and it's a letter. Handwritten for meghan markle saying me and my husband. Thank you for doing the right thing for telling the truth and not being part of the problem which is made us leave. You know bubba issue all the best. Meanwhile i'm looking for the check. No money bitch didn't pay me a dime if you're listening woods you get money from the tablet. Yeah i did. But i wanted to. I wanted that difference. Do that's wild. That you've gotta pay like you didn't even remembering out with their and then they paid you thirty thousand dollars just to be like nothing happened. That's crazy about money. That's that's like. I mean it's just part of the story it's crazy. Yeah i'm out just give i do believe it. I do really have to ten minutes though. Okay i mean that's just so wild also being so famous that like people are tabloids are paying you money just say like anything like like you are the fact that they even found out that you hung out with her. That was my why is like how do we know. How did they out. I have no idea how much some people making a year thirty do. I've trust me. I like it's not fair and you're going to get it. You're getting thanked. I know it doesn't make sense it. The whole thing's. We're in. But i did the right thing and i and i and i framed the letter that she wrote me because i was like one day. I gotta show this to my grandkids. If i ever even have kids because then you need grandkids. If you have kids you can't have. Grandkids without kids is how it works. So i got a kid and then a grand canyon put that in their face but like royalty bitch. That's ever you wouldn't do that wouldn't do that well. You haven't spoken to her. No but i was in santa barbara recently. And i was like i wonder how i could be like lay. Take me to lunch. I mean do that wild. You got paid two. Yeah yeah. I mean it's beyond just the store you got the money. Yeah i mean so. I guess you kind of circling back to that question had before. I don't even know if it's a fully formed question but it's it's it's hard imagining. Having all of these experiences happen so randomly and then just kind of like wake up in the morning and i wouldn't even know how to process this. I don't know how to process it. I would i don. Nothing makes sense. Everything's just weird in like. Yeah i i don't remember most of it so many other crazy things that have happened that i just. I'll be like oh. Yeah that happened like but these are obviously the ones that are like you could look up and find but there's so much other shit that's even crazier that's just maybe not associated with the big name but crazy story a lot of people listening and i don't necessarily think this is true but a lot of people listening probably right now hearing like the charlie sheen hearing about the verse achi party. It's like a once you've seen that like how. How do you just go about a regular day. You've had the golden straw cocaine and your model like madonna's they're like like how are you just like going to get coffee in the morning. Well that's actually my highlight my day. Just be you. I think we just adapt and like you just kinda like okay now. This is my reality. Now that i've done all that. Like i realized that it's actually sounds so much like it's almost like it. Sounds so crazy and it is but it's like it's just weird more than it is. Oh i've done like i. I don't know i really don't even think i processed it all but sitting out in the desert alone you symptoms today like whoa. That's crazy but like you just shot a movie with with the legend john baker legend. He is right. I mean i. i'm a fan. He florida project project andrine. So it's like this sh- this type of shit like we've obviously been in pandemic for a year and a half it's like this type of lifestyle is gonna probably ramp up again right for you like rex's ons. I'm getting points on the use that term. Couldn't i get points Yeah i can talk about movie because it's on deadline. So it's out there the words out It's just being edited now. I did a movie with sean baker. But because of everything you just said. I'm not getting gassed up. And i've already had so many peaks and valleys and ups and downs and eating the humble pie and for instance camden. I did a fucking pilot. I've had so many failed pilots. We did a three loco pilot for adult swim with Eric tim tim eric. He directed as big as it gets the biggest studio you could dream of no pilot picked up. I did a pilot with todd phillips for. Tbs two years ago doesn't get picked up. I've had so many ups and downs in crushed dreams in between weird shit. That i'm just like what else are you gonna throw at me at this point like so. I'm have no expectations for this movie. But the reality is even if it's like not his masterpiece and he seems to be really happy with the movie but we'll see Is that even. If it's just a six or a seven it's going to be dope because it sean baker you know even not a ten out of ten like into like it's just dope to have gotten to work with them in like the dudes just Genius and who was like the dream job like even if that happens. I'm like the experience was so dope just to get to like play in his world that he created was dope. I think like just going back to. It's like the when you start working again like these toys and these promo you know. Sort of Press junkets and all ships like your life is going to be a movie again bro. It's almost like better joy. This downtime because i think because he told me he's like if you want if this movie gets all of the festivals around the world you could be touring this movie for a year and going to india in the philippines and maybe cove it might fuck that up but we'll see by the time this might come out for six months who knows But yeah you're just one call away from the next ad you know what i mean. Always arts especially because like i. I'm behind the scenes and behind the camera guy. You are like in front of it and it's like you said it perfectly like the peaks and valleys to me is like is what you signed up. I guess you didn't really sign up for you. Got shoot into it right but it's literally just one call away from something again. That's like either really sick or a new adventure but it seems like you've just like kinda of done a good job like holding it life by the nuts a little bit and just like seeing where it takes you y- i guess if anything i you always are one phone. Call away from something. That could you know but i just got so disenchanted with everything. And that's why. I moved to the desert. I was like fuck. Show biz fuck fame. Fuck it all like we try something different. So that moved to the desert. And it's so funny like the power of surrender i moved to the desert and genuinely i'm like fuck it like if i can't get the second fuck and three logo. Which is me riffraff andy. Melanoma this is super supergroup. sounds pretentious. Which is a whole nother conversation Can't get picked up. I'm like maybe this is over. Like i'm just fuck everything so i moved to the desert in a month later i get a phone call that sean baker wants for the lead in his movie. I'm like as soon as i just. I'm like i'm pulls you back in january. I wasn't faking. I'm really like fuck it. Maybe it's over. Well simon dude thank you for coming on so much. I wish i had you for an honestly..
"john baker" Discussed on WTOP
"70 and heading into Monday cloudy and cooler with some showers. Highs will be in the mid to upper sixties 49 degrees right now, in Mount Airy It's 44 Burke and 46 in northwest D. C. All right, thank you. Mad at 6 51. Now hostilities have not used in the Middle East between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas. The Israeli military calling of thousands of reservists now and it has launched heavy artillery strikes into northern Gaza and attempt to destroy a vast network of Palestinian militant tunnels inside the terror. Natori joining us live on Skype. John Dickerson moderating face the nation this weekend on CBS and, John. Good to have you here. It looks like that Israel may be inching toward a ground invasion here. What do you hearing about that? Well, there were mixed signals. There was, Israeli officials announced that they were moving in with the ground offensive into Gaza and that was pulled back. There was actually there was an incursion to destroy this network of tunnels on Dat will see what the next move is, was that, uh, was that just a incursion and they pull back or something bigger in closer to limited occupation or limited ground troops in Gaza? We don't know yet. The Biden administration is sending the State Department's top official for Israeli Palestinian is Palestinian issues to that region to try to defuse things, But will he be able to accomplish much? Well, it's history is not shown a lot of success. The president said that he had not seen a significant overreaction in Israel's offensive in Gaza. Um you know, the call is to reduce conflict, especially on the eve of the Muslim holiday. Um, you know, it's the tensions are still there so we might get a Cease fire. But the underlying tensions here Ondas specific tensions here about Israeli settlers trying to evict Palestinians from east Jerusalem. I'm not sure the U. S has a lot of leverage there, but obviously the it's highly concerning to the Biden administration. You know, these two have always been a tense with each other. But what was it that sparked this conflict? Is it that what you have just mentioned there about the evictions? Well, it's that's the main. I mean, you know, there's the underlying tensions between the Israeli Palestinian conflict that's been, you know, centuries long. But in specific it's this question of Israeli settlers trying to evict Palestinians from East Jerusalem. And then there were clashes near the Al Aqsa Mosque in journalistic Jerusalem's Old City. Um, that sort of sparked this most recent round and then, of course, Hamas rockets. And the response from from the Israeli forces that escalated that. So you know, this is a It was always a simmering conflict. And then this is the Boyle was created by that most recent clash, and now you also, in addition to have rockets raining back and forth, you also still have street fights and street, you know, arrests and clashes in the host of Israeli cities. What you have coming up on Sunday? Well, we have better domestic news to talk about with this. We're gonna talk about the CDC decision. Tonto. Remove for significantly Relax. The mask mandates. Um, we'll also talkto Kirsten Gillibrand and Joni Ernst Senators from New York and Iowa respectively, about a deal they've put together. They've now got 61 votes for Legislation to change the rules on sexual assault and how it gets prosecuted. Investigated within the military. That's been an eight year effort by Kirsten Gillibrand. We'll also talk Tomo Congressman Adam Schiff on former sister director Chris Crabs in the Trump administration in charge of cyber Um, crime and combating cyber attacks. Uh, obviously, the colonial pipeline, um, has been big story, but it represents a much larger story about the vulnerability of of institutions and corporations to cyber attacks. And then, as always, will talk to Dr Scott Gottlieb about covert 19. All right, That sounds great, John. Thanks for joining us this morning, John Baker said. Moderating face the nation this weekend on CBS to our service members.
"john baker" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"This is the only sports talk show that features a rhode scholar. But he ain't here today now. Back direct direct tittle back directed all. Thank you for that. Had and welcome back to the show. Mattila with you go worded border around the world on the american forces radio getting back to the our pool halls thing and i remember i said on the air and i'll say it again. I had diarrhea so bad. Now i have two holes and people didn't react to ask. I thought i'd say it again. But this whole thing about oh. They're really going to be strapped. Now they got tons of cash and look if it was about money. They're going to eat this money. He's been delayed designated for assignment which means somebody can claim him. If you claim him you get the contract. No one's going to claim him so he'll be a free agent. We'll talk about in a second. If he wants to keep playing where he might go. The angels are going to have to pick up the rest of that thirty million dollars. So i mean what have. We played just over a month of baseball. You're you're looking at you. Know what twenty. Five twenty six million dollars for a guy who right now is forty one years old hidden one ninety eight. But here's the thing pool. Halls hasn't hit for four years. He'll give you an rbi here and there. He can't run. He's he's been over the hill for a while so as i said the knew that if he stayed healthy they're going to get about five or six years out of them and they did get five really good years out of our pool halls. They've just had okay so so lousy and now to a bad even beyond the team at one ninety eight they said five home runs so he's going to clear waivers but this is a guy that's going to hall of fame. He started his career as well as anybody ever did in history he's fifth all-time in home runs somewhat. Even say that he's really third. If you take out. Barry bonds. Whose first alex rodriguez who's fourth because of the royds but on the list he's v six hundred and sixty seven home runs. Could he catch a rod now. A-rod has twenty nine home runs more at six ninety six. And i've i set it at the time. If a rod stayed healthy and didn't miss out on an entire year and wasn't suspended and all the other thing he would have been the homerun king. I don't have any doubt and you think about how big pools is. A rod is almost the same size which it doesn't look like on tv. But when you. I've stood next day. Rod and i was amazed how little i felt next to that guy who was a shortstop the gold glove shortstop not jeeter. But when he came to the yankees. You think you're taken derek. Jeter over two third homes tag bows aid. You don't know the name unless you're a bay area guy or a minor league freak. Because he was one of those guys who was one of the best minor league players ever not to play in the bigs. He said his roommates always went. One of them was john. Baker three inmates went to the big he was about to get called up by the cardinals. He was a he was on team. Usa he played with mark teixeira and hobby. Here naty and those guys. Just an absolute star. Well we went to the cardinals. He had some really interesting our pool hall stories to tell but will one thing that he said about pool. Halls was the work ethic was insane. He'd say he'd be the first guy there and he'd be in the cage and he would just he said i remember tag told me that pulls would just be dripping with sweat just Bam bam just nonstop working. I remember our pool halls. His wife Dadri she told the story about how when they met that she kept it a secret that she had a kid who had down syndrome because she was so amazed our pulls liked her he was a youngster in the bigs and she said he's not gonna want me anymore and then she revealed that i tell you something and he's like yeah. I got no problem with it. That's great which made him sound almost like he was canonized. But i mean pull's is a guy who terrorise both leagues You know he was As i mentioned a rookie of the year twenty years ago This is by the way something. This is the statement from anaheim anaheim l. a. The angels organization quote gauges organization proudly signed our pool halls. Back in twenty eleven and our honor that he is warning angels jersey for nearly half of his hall of fame career. Albert's historical accomplishments both on and off the field and inspiration to athletes everywhere and his actions. Define what. It means to be a true superstar and arnie marino. At the capitalist there he continues since his rookie of the year season in two thousand and one albert and his wife deidre have generously given their time and resources to countless charities throughout the world. We are thankful to the entire pool holes family. Monday said forty one years old patent one ninety eight and this has been coming now after the he clears in the angels. Pay him twenty six million dollars to play for another team. What would be those teams. While there are some connections and the most obvious one is the tony larussa connection who managed him for all eleven of his years in saint. Louis and the white sox have been hammered with injuries with a lawyer. Jimenez lewis ro bear but the problem is pool halls camp playing the outfield and neither does the hot rookie year mean mercedes. Who is tearing the cover off the ball and his locked in at the age and jose o'brady who is one of the best first baseman in baseball american league. Mvp so i. i don't see a fit there. But don't rule out larussa who still learning the rules to bring him in the reds lost. Joey votto to broken thumb yesterday. He's gonna be out several weeks so they're going to go with a guy like alex blandino or cal farmer or mike dacas. We don't know jonathan india. Nick sends all might move around the infield. You look at cleveland at first base right. Now that jake bowers you chang. Combo is hitting one eighty nine. That's worse than pool halls. They have zero home runs together. Pull halse has five and you think about how price conscious there are. You're going to get out of pools for the major league. Minimum that to me looks like the best fit now. The yankees the yankees right now as luke void working his way back from knee injury their first baseman have combined to hit one fifty nine and they already took a low cost flyer on a bounceback candidate and rude netto door but he's not going to be d. h. She got giancarlo stanton there. Then you have the cards for an install jin reasons. They don't have a d. h. They're paul goldschmidt at first base. So let's just stop that argument right there but the most likely outcome is that he's going to have to retire and let teams have been steering these one dimensional first baseman d. h. types out to the pastor of the last few years and as i said pool holes is four years away from the last time he was good. The pedigree of the name could get him a job. But the probably. If you're a betting you're saying this is it and if it is The game he played on tuesday. He went one for four against tampa bay. His last at bat in the ninth he popped.
"john baker" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"Don't see that every day yeah. I think that's the whole just to the side because you certainly remember my dad's in advertising so right so you you know what. It's you know what it's not like. What such spot for the what's that thing. It's like you know exactly that it's gyco right right so you know that that's good advertising. So that's the whole point. Right is at the pig is just an everyday thing. It's not like oh you know but it was so fun. Doing those thoughts as sort of uptight stewardesses. Now believe that when pigs fly because there's like eight people that work that pig. It's not like cgi in there. I think it may be now. I just be wrong. I think it may be now but at the time when we did it. There's a wonderful help. Improviser comedian gallon. Katie rose donahue and we were the two zero. I don't know how many takes that we probably ruins in the beginning. And then i don't have any children going out to interview many so they had to lube up the pig's nose to look like a real pig. This is a bad double negative bag. Remember but i never not found that. Funny i am a grown woman for crying out loud and so the pig has a team of people you know because it's a and i worked on the show so i love puppeteers on our after sideboards and helped negotiate contracts and i get. The top of tears are incredible and working on the tv show. I watched them they. They must help. They get good health benefits. They're often crazy positions and they prophecy chiropractors all the time and her see physical therapist and so i was watching this one girl who was underneath him and one guy was just doing his head. I mean those are just the ones i could see You know there's like there had been at least six or seven for the geico pig but there was one guy that was just in charge of looming up his nose and i thought oh my god. I don't know what i can tell myself to think. I mean what i say to myself as a Action you know right after his just looped up his nose every single before every single take but then i got through that day of of shooting at that all believe that would pick commercial. Actually and what's really cool is voice. Artists are finally starting to get there too. I know you had awards recently. And you were there and I think it's about time. Frankly you know can thank the lovely. John baker moody gaskin for for doing their wonderful. That's why sober in starting the civil society of you know Voice art times's 'cause it's really it really is a wonderful. It's a skill. And and i think you know now that the television academy my dear friend bob. Bergen who there sits on the board there is not. I think he forgive me. He's listening to this. Is the president of the peer group. Probably i'm getting that wrong But we always talk about how it'll start with when the sag awards and the academy awards start to actually have those categories more represented. Now that we have you know best animated feature but what about the academy actually the oscars in touch with ensure that those are represented there. Because you know in other you know in in europe and all they're fascinated with our with our innovation more than we are here in the states. And i think he did. One of the reasons is that we have so many cable options we have. We are fascinated with house of cards and orange is the new black with so many great things that are on cable we have. I'd hundreds and hundreds of stations whereas over there they probably don't so they just revere ar animation. I wish they would over here as much as they do. They're so I think the ties are i. It may take a little bit. But i think Once we start recognizing them and hollywood kind of way to say that we'll get that kind of sort of recognition. I think people once they understand the whole process. It'll be like wow. That's pretty amazing. It is amazing group of artists. That are so cool for me as a kit i would. I was always kid reading the credits. At the end. I was watching and i said to four rate does rocky long and then she became. You know. I kinda idolized her. Because she not only did but all these other voices. well she's upping. None of us would be doing what we're doing i. I fell down to her as we're speaking on gesture i at the end of Inside out i was looking at I save for the credits. Of course as i always do and i was thinking you know just how much goes into an animated feature of any kind or even that i like i remember of us. Think about how many artists and you know it just go to. Let's say one character just looking at all that's involved in any animated series animation animated movie. There are so many talented folks in terms of editing and The drawing i mean the actual animation itself You know even especially on the feature like a inside out. You know. There's i i remember thinking there's how many people are on one character and it's just incredible. There's there's so many people Within disney within fix within the character with just goes into it. It's fascinating to me. It's the skills set. That that i certainly could never even imagine having so i feel like an apple like i can talk you know. That's that's that's vizquel said. Do funny voices and i act or and i'm a good voice actor I i wish i had that talent. I wish i could draw my nieces like wonderful artists. And i'm just like wow that i knew ways you know i don't have that skill either but when i think is the magic part of it is that you go in you do your voice and then they do the animation to the voice and what it all comes together. It's like a little bit of magic where it just perfectly you know. It's it's it's really a very unique process and own. it all comes together manage just like it's fantastic. Okay i have to say. Also another idol of mine was as i was grew up on the bugs bunny cartoons would have to remember like i mean it was just amazing and did like practically all the voices on those cartoons so yeah. I don't think anybody who is anybody else. Even young kids now Having heard funny and that was just you knew and you're watching that that was something out of this world talent. That was just you know you. Would i remember watching it. And you just stop in front of the tv and stare at it mesmerized. Listen to it like mommy. What is that. That's that's from another planet. Almost allen jumping through the and the animation for that matter array was very good. Yeah and as far as you probably have been there before maybe not though. Are you going to be anywhere near san diego comic con this year. It's funny that you should mention that. I've been talking to the folks. Maybe for the first time. I might actually be going with the cast this so that'll be very exciting. That's working out. Yeah so many perks of the top nickelodeon does a big thing. You know they're year. They we haven't i haven't gone for quite a while so i'm hoping to be there this year. I will definitely tv. I should know in the next couple of days for sure. So i will keep you posted. You can check back in with me. Hopefully what. I should know by the end of the week. In fact if you're putting stuff that we can have A link to that. Or i'll have my website so great Yeah so what is your. Is it laurie. Allen dot com. Yes thank you. It's laurie allen dot com and my you can find me just On my fan page on facebook. And yeah before we have to. I have to jump in the booth. I have a a session for hallmark. Some.
"john baker" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Approach but one he decided to take and I don't think it worked out. Well now and i. It was the guy the american businessman in bolivia and he got thrown in jail but he was never charged and then he went down to bolivia he got him out of jail and he nursed him he nursed back to health. So there's there is a very complex thing so but for you. This is more about that. Horrible earthquake in haiti. And what he did. I know that. I i had a friend here. John baker as to do shows with and he played major league baseball and he went down to haiti and he said he couldn't believe that people were washing their clothes. In the same water in which they were defecating in and it's just abject poverty like we've never seen so that's something that i think a lot of people especially in america. Would we would find quite shocking when we yeah very much. So and haiti is Is a place that you know. Is i think very misunderstood being. Maybe that's like sean sean. Likes it so much there you know. He's misunderstood they're misunderstood It's a it's a difficult country to get things done. And i think when sean went there with this ragtag group of about thirty people He really thought you. Hey a couple of weeks we can get this country you know we could use some good and then head back to our our lives but once he arrived there he realized the need was so much greater. And that's he may makes this decision as you see unfold in in in our film He makes this decision today and to begin running this camp of up to sixty thousand displaced people on the only golf course in haiti. You know it's a nine hole golf course. It's just full of people. Plot flooded there after the earthquake because it was one of the few places in the city of puerto prints that nothing could fall on them. There were no buildings overhanging. There was nothing like that. Shawn's organization starts running that and now he's in it for the long haul that i bet if you know if you asked him right then they would have been there six months a year but now we're ten years on and his organization still going strong there in that country that is in great turmoil right now and we're going to do at work elsewhere. Yes sitting the core organization that get you off at a time. I wanna make sure everybody checks out our don. Hardy has film discovery plus launching on may six called citizen pan with an original song by bano as well. I don congratulations on the film. And thanks for stopping by the time. All right good stuff. I'm rick to come on back on sports byline and now. Today's russ eating tip of the day presented by free all deep penetrating oil. You're all set for a quick tire rotation until you have a rusted on wheel coat. Those lug nuts and penetrating oil. Let them sit for a few minutes and you'll have them often essential now. 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"john baker" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
"Train of thought policeman holds a game was is interesting. The game was primarily a cared about a character who could traverse. The real world also could jump online through computer terminals and uplink terminals in the way that he fought in attack opponents was by generating static electricity by running across the ground. So you can be in a battle sequence idea. We run back and forth very quickly just like generate and get a pulse and you just watch the pulse be and hence the name pulse man. It was a surprisingly who gave. The graphic style was also the music. It's very different. From the time i felt but i love the old it. I liked how every wanted no this back. Then by how every track is name in a way that is meant to op. Computer like jargon olympic. Kill switch in cycle. Partitions and uplink hook. Can you handle this cat's trying to get in on. You should let the cat in archie. Hope is art all the rhythm in pixels cap. Rt's the man. He's a very in your face. I do what i want it was. It's ten o'clock get in his office. I have a scratching post here that he likes to get into but yet supposedly it's kind of like the mascot for the satanic then he's like a superhero that goes through the internet as gay should be covered unofficial mascot because that's very fitting inappropriate. Lose game looks really cool. Like i i. I've read more about this game. And i've actually seen her played because a lot of people say that it was ahead of its time or it's like one of the most advanced looking at advanced playing games on on the genesis. Mass interesting concept make you want to go back and check it too. I do remember there. Were a few elements like certain stage like i recall a lot of like interesting scrolling environments. Where like the background would kind of move while you were moving. Forward which sales kind of like lehman moot now but back then it was. I would say it was a fairly nice visual effects. That wasn't common Visual change multiple layers in the background. Only have some. I've recently For our youtube station are on youtube dot com slash rhythm and pixels. That our radio station. The cat is now district. Because he's adorable. I what i did was. I went to a place where they had ripped. Sonic the hedgehog two backgrounds and you can and it wasn't just like the background it was all of the different layers that would scroll independently of each other in parallel fashion. And then i took those different layers. And i made them different layers and obi s so that i can actually make them. Scroll individually in the station so it was actually a video file moving. It's actually individual images just moving weights all the backer images that are on the radio station where edited through ups. Yes so i. Just what i did was. I took the actual layers. I scaled them up. And then i made that that individual layer just another layer in and i described be ding you about this thing. Because that's a long time worked with now is now was interesting. Was that in a sonic to especially in in like a hilltop stage and stuff like that the clouds and and all those things had like twenty different layers all scrolling back and forth. It was really cool. And i had to pick and choose like okay. I'll pick five or six at a time but if you play the game like there's a lot moving on the screen and when you run the whole thing which is by so fast it just adds to the ambiance so i think the the genesis hardware which is really capable of just doing a lot of last processing around. That was the one of the biggest jokes. Six bigger console. What do we have that. They don't a made up her that the nintendo their thing was the virtual effects but that was a legitimate like three d. chip that they stuck inside their cartridges because they wanted their console to be you know they wanted to extend the big thing for most seven mode sand wherever they were doing with star fox with the polygons that was the virtual effects chip so they wanted to extend the life of the system and do three d polygons affects on their system but the chips on the hardware and couldn't handle it so they figured out a way to manufacture these chips cheaply so they could stick them inside the cartridges. So that's why all at once. A bunch of games came out like star fox stunt race effects a couple of others and then genesis falsehood eventually with their dollar virtual racing alma. Got i i like. Virtual racing in the arcade was awesome. I love that game at home. Not so much. It was just a lot more content of lot more content. There was like two tracks in three cars. Something about like those kinds of racing games in the arcade had so much more replay ability. It's fun you know my friends. I'm having a coke cycle now. Not a prop cycle Pronounced cycle this is the bonus round. They know bonus round with bonus. Sounds like a talking heads song. You may find yourself in the middle of the bonus round you may ask yourself with sisal. Replay there all right so the bonus round where we play covers and remixes arrangements on our theme and i have got a doozy for you okay. So the comics zone had beta version. I came out on the sega channel and all of the music on that beta version was also beta music. All music in development still way so is this is not in the final game yes also on top of that. I may see if i can find my notes. Got okay also on top of that the this music which was in comic zone. The beta version was used in october july as a theme for one of the men us and So that was composed by howard drostan and a not John baker and then not john baker but then howard johnson again arranged it for qatar band and everything else on an album. He released virtual. Sonic so we're gonna get remember virtual psych. That was an album where i think it was originally introduced to us by rebecca gruber right now. That's a while ago That's quite a while ago right so this is going to be called boss opera. Which is the theme of october in july. In the in the the sega channel menu system. It's also from the beta version of comic zone composed by howard ross and arranged by howard johnson's so there's a lot going on here but it's a lot of draws it but it's cool that like he kept this music and still rearranged again later on so. It must have meant something to him to want to do that..
"john baker" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
"That was baker's funk and the sports arena slash the think tank from the sega channel menu music composed by john baker. So that take you take you. Take it back memories for now. I didn't quite recognize the sportsreiter. Think tank track but somehow the bakers funk started the click for me. Like i think i feel like i didn't remember i couldn't i couldn't listen to also like chris baines is like quizzes or anything. Totally biggest hearing it play out again. It was very recognizable. And i could recall it because i spent a lot of time. In those mangy china decide what gave him my play today. So the the The sports one either feeling. You probably wouldn't remember because he you're never really in a sports games right. Yeah but the think tank was probably puzzling. Yeah yeah that's true like some polio. Or something like that. They did have robotics. Me machine on there so that cartridge but i got that cartridge eventually when i was in high school and i was collecting and i lost it. All in the greek console lures. Now i just just you know people move and you'll lose things. I'm so here's a little history right so in the us it was released in nineteen ninety four so at this time in ninety four and even even earlier than this. The american rental market was cutting into game sales. And so you start to see games getting stupid difficult. You know it it would take forever yet to rent them over and over again to beat them the lion king and all that and so sega was like hey we can break this market if we were just to be able to deliver games directly to the consumers right and they can just rent them they could play new ones that we can just be. Beam them straight to their homes. So five years. I've worked out five years. That doesn't make any sense. But years prior sega made a modem to the sega. Mega drive in. Japan called the mega net and they could download. It was like twelve or thirteen games. they could download. So that's where they started figuring it out what they can do because at the time data transfer over phone k- phone lines thing but not over cable so leading many they were like. How can we get this to the houses but faster so they started working with american cable companies to say how can we like. People already have cable Tv in their houses. How come use the same lines to deliver data. And so they discovered that sending data through the same cable lines actually introduced a whole lot of noise and the noise needed to be cleared up or the need to create some kind of algorithms and programs to read the data through that noise that they could actually send and receive a video games. And so. I'm not sure if sega helped the cable companies develop that technology or if the cable companies develop technology to to accommodate the sega channel. But they did and it eventually worked and it wasn't too much later that cable internet and cable broadband became a normal thing in america and around the world. And so you can have. You can credit the say channel to cable broadband internet. Isn't that crazy. It makes you wonder because like one. I want to think that they would have gotten to that eventually. But it does make sense to realize that it is very likely that led extent accelerate the process of getting us to that point i think it did accelerate it and i have a feeling a sega of america in the ninety. Sega was gigantic and wildly popular. They were making so much money that they probably did have a lot of influence and again. I'm i'm speculating. There's not a lot of information or oral history written about the channel or this part of the history. But i'm speculating that they probably had a lot of influence on the market and on the cable companies doing the sort of thing so the sega channel data. Excuse me was being sent from. I think it was tennessee. Texas town i think was in tennessee. Was the mean was the main place where it was all coming from and those all of that data was being beamed up to a satellite and then it was being picked up by all of the different cable companies around the country and then from there from those cable. Companies from specific places in feroce was comcast in philadelphia. In other places it was time warner whoever it is and then they were they were creating a whole separate infrastructure just for this data which then that data will be used for the internet. That is wild. I think that is one of the coolest piece of this history. That i've ever heard amazing thing of is like is less because everyone talks about nintendo regard to how much they pioneer various gained technologies. Like inish true intendo really does. But no one ever talks about sacred channel in that regard and i would. I would say to my dying breath. That sega even if you just looked at the sega channel by itself yeah. They went a long way to pioneer some things they did. A lot of. They've always been been pioneering a lot of hardware and things like that we can get into that soon but So it was released in ninety four. It was eventually discontinued in ninety eight. That's probably why people remember it because it was only around for four years so it was out in ninety four four years at its peak which is about ninety five ninety six ahead over two hundred fifty thousand subscribers which i do not big but it's you know for what it is. It's time it was an earth figure. Also this was before people were communicating online pry heavily. Anyway i yeah well is. It isn't but not heavily so it's just like smallpox. I've seen commercials here and there or like you're in the like at the mall or something and there's a sign for it you're like oh that's interesting that before So one of the biggest problems with the channel that being released ninety four was an early ninety. Five the ceo. Sega oh nakayama ended development for the second genesis and all of its add ons that makes a lot of sense to because i do remember a period while owning a sega channel. Where new games were popping up because new gays to them at that it only had its peak in its lifetime says no newer games were being developed so like the only games that we're going on the channel we're probably titles that have already been out for a while or for a year when one of the coolest things about the second channel was playing early versions early betas of games specifically games like comic zone and stuff like that and also exclusive games on that were only released in europe or in the japanese markets that you can suddenly play on the sega channel. That's really neat that they were allowing you to do that. That's really unfortunate. Like like they must have been. Maybe they probably plans do this way earlier than ninety five. I mean the ninety four if if they had eventually ended development of genesis ninety five maybe just the infrastructure wasn't quite ready to handle it at the time everything's up and ready to go maybe their development on because megan net The the modem the fat japan wasn't really popular Either someone or maybe. They had too many resources on mega net. When they've maybe could've done more into the american market. I don't know how that how that worked out but But yeah so. Let's get into some more music and then we'll start talking about some of the some of the exclusive games that were only on the sega channel that you can get in the united states. I guess i can be a good way to start. That conversation is fun fact. Every track i picked from this for this episode is a game that i only ended up playing because i had access to sega channel Without second channel. I would not have played these games whether because they were exclusive to japan or simply because.
"john baker" Discussed on Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast
"He'll be on the screen. It's going to be cool. I'll have like a little tally of how many i've done the exciting so check that out and then also next thursday which would be the twenty fifth will be. Our next patriarch livestream. We haven't picked a topic the topic but that will be We'll have that listed on our patriot page and probably on our facebook group shortly. Maybe you can think of before the episodes over to talk to you about that during our Our patron are patriot. Chat even winter early. We've never done that. We done a winter patriotic before patriarch but like i. I think our fifth episode of show like winter music. Oh we've done detailed twice but we'd never done a patriot winter. Yeah all right. So i'll do drag this on any longer. So let's get into the show. I did this episode. Because i wanted to learn more about it and that you have a lot of personal experience with the sega channel. I do. I love the sega channel second channel before he been talking about the history elements of it. The general personal experience of the thing was that originally. I wasn't a big fan of genesis. I played the genesis but out of the super nintendo internal graphics guy like displayed out. If there was justice basically the interest. I had with sonic and streets of rage. That was pretty much played another game. Jelly shadow dancer. No i didn't care. So second channel comes along and it was a genuinely problem quality product. It was the islanders. I saw a commercial for on tv or something but the idea was that you get it from comcast and it was like a bunch of games as evidence were beamed into your house. This is this is this started in ninety four so this is pre pre broadband pre ransom cable. Yeah crazy so you paid like fifty. I want to say it was like fifteen twenty bucks and they sent it out to you. Came out to your house. Set it up for you and you can play fun fact. What about this by the way. Typically when you get cable on your home you can get a splitter. They'll just send the signal through all your tv. Yeah the second show. Logistics of this did this. And when i was younger i i mean i was a big kid like i loved the genesis that was all i played but i didn't. I didn't think this is a thing that we could get ten. So i was the guy like between this also front back this in cable internet. I was the guy in my neighborhood that was get it because no one else talked about it. I was the only person and my entire zip code. Pretty much the head sega channel. Because i was calling. I want to get it. I wanna get far. We got it. Jesus describing guess but so basically they came out and you weren't able to split the signal you couldn't split the signal. They had to run a cable line specifically for sega channel into your house. So okay. that's disney begging my mother to set the subscription fee or subscription and then read. Big my dad and mom to let them drill an extra hole into the house to run a cable in so they agreed they ran the cable and it was connected to say with channel adapter which was essentially a cartridge with a big block on time. And that was you turn it on. You got a cool set channel this little guy holding a tv in one hand and less control and the other and you got access to a screen that i kinda like the news like. This is the new stuff for this month. Yeah and then you get a series of channels that list out. You know like different categories like you know action zone were sports nebulous something and then he'd open it up and it'll be listed as available for that month. Israel's a promo category did have a promo category where you could click on and do the promo thing. There was an actual conscious. With the promo the hannibal splash. Kim told you about it. Like it was a legitimately quality product for the time and the best part about it was again. It was like thirteen twenty bucks a month. My ass was broke. So the fact that i pay this much money and get all the games that i couldn't afford. Maybe not all of them but definitely most of the games i wanted to play with. Couldn't afford some. it meant the world to me. That's really cool. I think that was what they were going for. So a little bit of history about the sega channel so the second channel so okay early mid mid to early nineties real quick i shall we track first and then get into this stuff. Yeah actually. I'm gonna start i'm gonna play because i'm a place on the menu. The original many music and some of the many music is actually pretty short. So i'm gonna play a couple back to back and then i'll start getting into a little bit of the history of the system and how it works a little war and then like because it's it's not to be honest. It's not a whole lot about it out there because they didn't really hang onto a lot of this stuff and because a lot of this stuff was a lot of the games and a lot of the content created wasn't held onto the cartridge. The cartridge would just drop it as soon as it was turned off it was wasn't whole held in any long term memory it was just flash memory so we'll listen to some music we're gonna start with. The music is the music of the second channel. All of the menu music and it was it would change from month to month and depending on the different channel that you chose like you said like there's there was like the early early releases africa. They call early releases within there was like the sports arena and fantasy land and it was all like kinda group together in different different Content subjects but it was all the music was done by composer. John baker who didn't use it for toe jam earl so it's got a really specific sound and it's really fun so we're going to start with a track how baker's funk which i think probably like the opening theme and then we're gonna hear music from the sports arena and the think tank both composed by john baker before.
"john baker" Discussed on ABA Inside Track
"Pretty darn well. There are lots to be interrupted but textiles can also be disrupted so reading can be disrupted and that's really good to know because if we ever want to use any kind of textual propped while we should probably assess for that so using this sort of can help us determine what's going to be more effective as seton procedures down the line. So that's something. We're working out right now at work writing up that publication and hoping to be in the next few months in when you're doing some work megan do collaborate with individuals from the neuroscience field or is an area of interest because i i'm thinking back. Some my undergrad classes on brain injury and sort of looking. We looked at the scans. And what does it mean when this area of the brain is injured versus area of the brain assessment. That you're speaking up. I felt like that would go. Hand in hand with a sense of like well is a common pattern. Do you see this more individuals with injuries in these areas of the brain versus that area of the brain. I would think there'd be no room for collaboration. There is not really a focus of your lab right now. It's absolutely something i wanted to do. Forever since i was an undergrad and i learned about football operations for the first time. I think we're a long way off from that. From being able to essentially establish a correlation between different areas of the brain and focal injuries. In what is that. Lead to in terms of functional deficits verbal behavior. I think it's possible but it's it's a ways off at this point right now myself and john baker. We're trying to find a way to really get this assessment validated. In one thing that we're going to need to do is to collaborate with sap's to help us choose the topography of the words that were using these assessments. We have just kind of selected words from old verb up from old lee assessments in sap but what we ended up findings. We control participants. That were neuro. Typical and there are some words that folks in our generation. Just don't know anymore. One of them was trellis for example. No one knew that was who was typically developing like. What is that branch thing at. I'm trying to remember the other words. That were just bizarre. A finks was another word. That was from an old assessment. No one knew what that was if they were typically. What is pretty bizarre. I feel so old yet. The younger generations the participants we had in their twenties. No clue what those were. i'm in my twenties. I won't argue with you on that old enough to remember. When we go visit the sphinx all was another one back. Folks just didn't now so we need to update the words that were used a. Scroll yes scroll it has a magic spell on getting yourself rob you know we used to have a set of stimulated include a bar of soap in none of its new. What wild because they've never seen a bar. They couldn't get their liquid soap in the pandemic..
"john baker" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Rick till eight two hundred chicken wings at yo mama's house last night now back to fat boy. Oh coming up to twelve fifteen sports talk. Though there's also tottenham at goodison sweet sixteen if you like of the fa cup. I don't. I can't remember if i've ever been in february with my team in three cups. So that might end today but We'll soccer on the dock at one. Eight hundred eight seven eight play getting back to the email. I was beginning to read about the to matt's whether they they choose one or not. There are other players out there. Obviously that you would want to lock up if you just look around the big leagues and A couple of them are just obvious like fernando tatis junior if you could somehow get him on a long term deal get him through his arbor's me. The giants were very smart to get madison. Bumgarner through his arbor's for way less money than he would make in the open market and it wasn't because bumgarner was dumb is because Bumgarner was gonna get tens of millions of dollars each have missed out on another one hundred million had even a free agent but when someone puts something in front of you you know what i had carlos quentin in the studio john baker edges signed his deal with the padres and i said did you sign it because you grew up in san diego and you always wanted to be a padre and you like the direction team was gone he goes. I signed it. Because i knew my i would take care of my family for the next two. Generations signed it s. That's true right but you know. Sometimes you wanna bet on yourself like george springer And it pays off and sometimes you get put an offer out there like tim. Lynch pin was offered one hundred mil and he quote unquote only made sixty mill by turning that down so it's no secret that tees they wanna keep him forever and they were talking about it last year and even aj preller in. October said it was such a short season and such a spin to the finish. Line that. I don't think there was a lot in the middle for all that for trying to put a contract negotiation and there. We'll start to look more seriously at that this offseason and it sounds like there's interest on both sides so we'll see where that goes now well. It's almost baseball season again. But one of the things that you might say it was refreshing. That's at t's with like with the padres did not manipulated service time. Two years ago day carried him on their opening day roster and twenty nineteen which means that they have them for four more years said a five so a good news is they. Don't have to do anything with patty's he's under control through twenty twenty four. That's it the bad news is is the more and more. He plays the higher and higher. The price is gonna go. That tees just turned twenty two so if he signs some sort of extension if you give him a ten year deal right now. I mean just started right now that will take them to age thirty two and that's not a great time to be a free agent if you give him like a six year deal in other words. Hey him more than you would for these four years and give him two more years. Well now he hits the market at twenty seven when it would cash in but there was a rumor that he would be looking for a lifetime. Contract a fifteen year deal aged thirty seven. That's not going to happen. I don't think he wants it. You don't larry scott this thing but if you're looking for the best benchmark for this would probably be a guy like alex bregman because he got his for years bought out for a six year extension for one hundred million dollars with astros. That was two years ago. So you know if you think about the values of bregman sir. Free agent ears. Let's basically thirty million a piece. So if you stick to that and i mean if totti's wanted the long long long term deal could talk about somebody getting to the four hundred millions and you might say no trout and a couple of other guys. I mean like people. Yankee fans wanted them to extend labor taurus but the are pretty stingy. When it comes to extensions they did give severino. That has an extension through his. That was four for forty but the last time they did that with a guy was twelve years ago with canal set four years and thirty million but torres just turned twenty four. He's been to two all star games. he's a career. Three forty two hitter in the postseason is gonna make four years Four million dollars this year and he's also four years away so it'd be a guy obviously you want to get in. But the best player for his age and almost even pound for pound regardless of age and all of baseball's want soda and the nationals have a knack for letting big stars. Leave if you wanna look at price. Heartburn anthony ran down but he's four years away As well another guy who just turned twenty two and he better that now. He's outfielder so he's not as important defensively as tattoos but a better hitter than deputies. And what did he do last year. Oh he just hits three fifty one with thirteen home runs if you look at the players in baseball history that have had One thousand plate appearances through their age. Twenty one season. Soto is the fifth best in history. The best ever is mike trout. Second is ted williams than jimmy. Foxx then rogers hornsby and then soto is tied with ty cobb. So that means he's ahead of mickey mantle. Eddie mathews mellat a lot of not a lot of the other guys so what you have here. Is you have a young. Not just a young hall of famer. You have a young one of the great players in the history of baseball if he continues to do this. Did you hear the names. Just mentioned trout williams fox hornsby and cobb. That is what wants sotos doing. So i would lock him up You know there's gonna be some elite shortstops on the market if indoor door doesn't sign his long-term deal you know if if korea doesn't sign something if story in in colorado doesn't sign and this is something that they want to avoid an l. a. with cory seager. He's another one of those elite shortstops in a walk here. And if you think about all the money they've spent on bets and the long term extension they have to give cody bellinger which they will to walker bueller which they will they. Love gavin locks and gavin unlocks is ready to step in and being everyday shortstop but at the same time you're talking about a huge huge huge team market world champs they just splashed out on trevor bauer seeger was just mvp of the.
"john baker" Discussed on Healthcare360
"Are poor clinical outcomes or poor so it's most not a quick to really encourage people to make these types of radical changes and unfortunately changing the color. Your meat from red white doesn't do it when it comes to really helping people overcome these lifelong crying because they have to get down and really take care of business which means sleeping exercising eating. All of those need to be taken aggressively if the results are going to be sustained. I agree and thank you for mentioning that because that's something that a lot of people think. Well i'm eating chickens healthy right something being less bad than something else doesn't make it good. It just makes it less bad. I also follow sean baker. He was on the joe. Rogan podcast. Afam graham is all about meat and carnivore. I'm not saying pro pro non because then it was the game changers so there's a lot of again contrast my show is not about. This is what it is and what works my show is. Here's the information. Go decide for yourself. John baker is all meat and eggs. We need to really careful though when you look at programs that advocate for example the carnival type programs differentiating. What's good for short term results versus. What's a long term health promoting sustainable diet and you know when we look at population studies. You know how many long live populations or say doing carnival programs versus plant based programs. I mean you can look at epidemiological data and make some decisions. It's also possible that there's different ways that people could about it but you know there's a preponderance of evidence that very high animal protein intakes can be health compromising with kidney disease and heart disease and cancer. These are of great concern but that doesn't mean that somebody adopting one of these types. Today's wouldn't be able to sustain short-term weight loss or that might not get bigger muscles faster. I mean you know. Anabolic steroids definitely result in increased muscle. Mass nobody's going to deny that they might cause testicular atrophy and premature heart disease and death but nonetheless if your goal is to be the biggest the fastest person that might be a more effective strategy. There's doctoring a program that my allow you to live a long and healthy life now. Our focus is.
"john baker" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"This is the only sports talk show that features a rhode scholar. But he ain't here today now. Back to rick tittle. Oh bless you and the lions are available one eight hundred eight seven eight place speaking than the nba. You might have seen paul george last night bark and about how. I'm a grown man. And i wanna go see my family when i feel like it. I'll do it whenever i feel like it. Was he saying that. This is in response to the new. They call it. Supplemental health and safety protocols from the nba and the union. They agreed on all georgia in the union. So this is from the nba. I'm just gonna. I'm just gonna read it to you. This is this is the new style which they say is Because of what they call the uptick From the Cove nineteen cases Nationwide number one activities outside the team environment for at least the next two weeks players and team staff are required to remain at their residence. When the team is in the home market at all times except to attend team related activities at the team facility or arena exercise outside our perform essential activities or as a result of extraordinary circumstances away from work interactions are limited to those with household members family in any personal staff working regularly in the home when on the means maids. Personal chefs went on the road. Players and team staff are prohibited from leaving their hotel other than for team Activities emergencies are interacting with non team guests at the hotel. Two meetings for at least the next two weeks any pre game meeting in the locker room is limited to no more than ten minutes in duration and all attendees must face all other meetings involving players and team staff must continue to occur on the court in a league approved space or at the arena and a large room. Big enough provide for at least six feet of distance between all individuals. Meeting attendees must continue to wear their face masks at all times number two on the road. Fourteen flights teams must create a seating plan on planes so that players who's assigned seats are closest to each other on the bench for games are also closest to each other on the team plane. Think about that. You're gonna have a buddy kinda all treatment sessions at a hotel such as massages and physical therapy must occur in a ballroom or other large open space with at least twelve feet. Between individual sessions face masks and face shields are required for all individuals during such sessions. Yes we'd like to rant your Princess ballroom you have a wedding now. Backwards number four game day. Players are prohibited from arriving at the arena. More than three hours before tip off during the pre and post game periods players must limit interactions to elbows or fist bumps avoid extended socializing and maintaining six feet of distance as much as possible. That's not going to happen. By the way i ever when i do shows with john baker former big league catcher with the padres the As and marlins and was in the The cubs i should say a minors with the as mariners and dodgers. He said he was never laid for a game in his life because he got there as soon as they opened the doors because he wanted to go in and just hang out and lift weights and be at the stadium. I said i get that. Because i remember as a dodger game at. At and t. Park and san francisco and raphael for call. I saw him getting out of the cab like when all the fans were arriving. And then i found out later which. I didn't know that. If you're a veteran you don't take the team that's for schmucks on losers newbies and coaches that you take a cap that's what the cool guys do know that two more things here number five face masks. All players must wear face masks on the bench at all times upon exiting the game prior to the bench. The players considered a cool down chairs at least twelve feet for the bench and each chair. Six feet apart were not required. Once a player is cool down. He must return to his assigned seat in the venture facemask until he enters the game again. Players must always wear face masks in the locker room during strength and conditioning activities and when traveling with anyone other than a household member coaches and other teams staff must wear face masks at all times during gangs. And here's the thing. And i haven't seen this in the nfl or the nba about properly wearing the face mask because sometimes as down on the chin like the blue amish beard sometimes it's hanging on air but most of the time the nose is sticking out the finally six testing any individual who regularly visits the interior of the home of a player or team staff member for a professional purpose must undergo the nineteen testing twice per week for any team with a positive player case or a high risk staff member case. The nba may require players and team staff to undergo five consecutive days of twice per day lab based testing in addition to daily point of care testing elite and conclude with this. While the league's health and safety protocols may be additionally mended during the season of the ongoing covid nineteen pandemic eagles so I don't know what. Paul george had a huge beef about says you can see your family but he is basically saying you can kiss my behind and david stern whenever anybody piped up. He came out just with his Fine book it's meter maid ticket book. I remember when Van gundy suggested That the rockets were getting calls for yao. Ming and david stern said publicly. One more comment like that and you'll never coach in about the nba again. it's a little bit different. Now you know silvers more. I love him as commissioner. He's more player friendly. But you look at You know around the league When it comes to you know big news. And i've talked about shawn watson getting out of town and charlie called about situation with kyrie irving well the james harden trade. Sega was kinda put on the backburner when she reported to training camp. But the recent comments that he made About how this is unfixable.
Atheist Experience with Matt Dillahunty & Don Baker
"Today's January twenty six two thousand nineteen. I'm your host Matt Dillon. Are you on some edzard. What's the deal joining me? This is John Baker. We are here in the sense to go. Then I know how you doing out there in the world. Yeah Yeah Yeah we are. We're live and You know stuff happens zip so after having by the way I'm GonNa talk some. ACA Business for funsies so after having solved our Toilet problem and then authorizing the board authorized the expense of nineteen thousand dollars words to replace the concrete sewer line that drains. It's been there for fifty six years or whatever and there's tree roots growing through it so it has to be done and that's just what it's going to be it comes out here. Runs runs out to the street. We're GONNA replace that. Everything's working after clearing it out Today it's not so it's a good thing that the port bodies still here however The repairs are we're gonNA be done Soon and then hopefully be working But that's a good point to remind people that you can become a patron and supporter of the Atheist Community of Authentic Pedro Dot com slash the atheist atheist experience. And that's the. That's the way we use your money. We should sell naming rights to that toilet we should. It's it's which ever apologised donates the most modern there you go it will become their throne and put their name on it. No it's it's all good but yeah I just got her this morning so yesterday we we were doing a series of adventures outings. The errands our a new board member and Events Coordinator and so we had done The Texas Renaissance Fair but yesterday we went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science And the planetarium originally it was just. We're going to the planetarium for the pink. Floyd show okay and I have some comments about that first of all these still do that. Yeah that was the thing back when I was a kid. Yeah it's actually the same thing is it. Oh my goodness so Thanks Aaron for organizing. This is and I'm glad we went and I enjoyed the show. But if I driven two and a half hours to Houston and two and a half hours back to see the forty you know listen to dark side of the moon and watch graphics that were originally done in like the ninety S. I might have been disappointed however as it turns out. Since there's nothing else there at the planetarium property theater you know and I want to go back and see like some space stuff but we did get to walk around That museum in Houston great stuff. There had a great time That would incredibly good dinosaur collection mhm they multiple t rexes and Other we we joked that we're going to spend all day looking at rocks because the fossils are essentially rocks walks. The rocks that the fossils are in Iraq's the gemstone collection is rocks pretty rocks the pottery and stuff that that's done by the Americans. No no no no. The taxidermy. Stuff was not rocks. But I decided that for fun we would say we went look rocks and stuffed animals malls because that's basically There was some good stuff. There is A Nice Egyptian exhibit. some cool stuff on you know evolution Asian in good dating and probably not as informative and educational as much as it is observational. But I out a really good time there Lots of stuff to see and I was exhausted by the time I got home. Lives her Sherwin so for the first time in eight is the dominant Demille Museum. We drove passive the Fine Arts Museum which caught my attention because Their advertisement is girl with a Pearl earring. The VERMEILLE vermeer not for me But also at the at that. Here's the museum they had Faberge display including a faberge egg a bunch of items that were created. It was a good day and so so While we just drove my truck and didn't use the van because there weren't that many people who showed up here and some people just met US there Yeah if for the people who who are in the Austin area or going to be in the area buildings open seven days a week roughly from eleven to nine or so. There's a number of events going on including various gaming gatherings and philosophical off discussions and then the hosts were recording countless shows now in addition to the experience and talk to them which was on earlier Friday nights is truth. Wanted but there was a problem with the Internet and so that that truth wanted is going to air immediately after this I believe on the same channel. Same as we've done for other things so if you missed ocoee or if you missed wanted on Friday you'll be able to watch it. The the official premiere of the recorded version of a live show immediately following. If you can't get enough atheism today and you should do right. Because there wasn't very I was here when they were recording. There wasn't all that much atheism on there. There was Interesting pay perhaps conspiracy theorist type stuff off and on and some good discussions. Yeah and Topaz imaginary friends. Okay yeah that you know Dan Had Eric Murphy theonest guest. And so that'd be airing right after this. In addition to the atheist experience. Talk here then truth. Wanted we also produce godless bitches. Parenting beyond belief Secular sexuality which Airs Live Live on Thursdays and Just way too much stuff for me to name but not too much stuff for you to watch because we're finally producing enough content so that it's is not just ooh call in and argue with the douchebag you know me being the Douchebag News twenty four hours a day every day I I would do this show every single day for three hours. My goodness Yeah so life man is his life. This is this is like a okay so anyway You have been doing this show longer than I have a calendar time by a couple of years. But you've gone far more episodes awesome. I have yeah but I haven't done as many episodes on failures and where where I come in with the topic all the time I I do try to do that. And today you have in other topic another topic is kind of a light topic today Last time I talked about God's anointed leaders And how the Bible sort of says you know every every leader is anointed by God and chosen by God and you better damn will obey them Today I have an editorial from the magazine Christianity Andy Today that came out December nineteenth and It's about the about the impeachment trial and such and I'm going to read read a couple of quotes from it and then read a couple of his responses and that'll be my topic today And as a reminder yeah The Atheist Community Boston is is nonpartisan nonpartisan and we're not endorsing any candidate or anything else but we can in fact talk about issues and we can talk about people's positions on issues and stuff like that. It's right so we're not telling you who to vote for absolutely absolutely not. Well we would like you to vote. Though I can not voting as a good thing I can take opposition to other people to participate in the system. especially if you're going to be one of the people who complains about the right. which would you everybody complains about? I I loved hearing from people complaining. They're like I don't voting's a waste of time and all I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. Well if you even if you view it that way where there's two evils voting for the less of lesser of those two evils is by your own admission the better choice and and if by not voting the worst of the two evils gets elected or gets passed as legislation you basically implicitly supported and endorsed the greater of the two who evils by not on sending a message. Okay yes you are are sending a message and don't get me wrong apathetic. I used to be on it. I I was largely apolitical. I didn't care. I didn't think my vote Matt. Oh I live in you. Know in this place and it's going to go read or it's GonNa go blue depending on what my vote doesn't matter. There's lots of other reasons listens to vote and it's not. I think I think when people do that. Oh I'm vote. Why would I vote for the lesser of two evils I think that's a a gross oversample simplification perhaps misrepresentation but it. Lets me know that they're at least okay. And and actually I've seen people post that I'm not gonNa vote for the last two evils. Let the let the worst or the of the two evils have it and let this whole thing burned down and crumble. So that we can start over again attend because Yeah the the sausage making making isn't very pretty there. Yeah it's also an issue of like the perfect is the enemy of the good and if you expect the there's not a single candidate or probably not even a piece of legislation that I would remotely consider perfect If anything politics is the art of compromise and if nobody's particularly happy happy the argument is that you probably done pretty good but if if you're waiting for perfection if you have some kind of Utopian ideal yeah then you're GonNa find yourself constantly disappointed and sometimes you go with this just better or this is good enough and this gets the foot in the door to allow you know. Allow us to continue continue improving.
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Whistleblower Sites 'Waste Of Funds' At Guantnamo Court And Prison
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply and NPR investigation has uncovered criticism of the US prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba from the inside NPR has learned that a former top attorney at the military court court there has filed a federal whistle blower complaint alleging gross waste of funds and gross mismanagement forty men are still confined at the prisoner there including holiday Jake Mohammed the alleged mastermind of the eleven of the nine eleven terrorist attacks which happened eighteen years ago today some have been held almost twenty years without being charged. Sasha pfeiffer of NPR's investigation seem has spent months researching the Cossack Guantanamo and found government spending totalling billions and billions more expected to be spent. She's in our studios this morning. Hi Sasha thanks for coming in. You're welcome good morning. What are we say billions. I mean that can wash over people. How many billions are we talking about. Since about two thousand els into it's been six billion dollars spent on the court in the prison together and I want to emphasize that. It's not just that critics say it's expensive. They say that it's wasteful. They told me that every a year hundreds of thousands of dollars of government devices hard drives cell phones laptops are destroyed because of spills of classified information. There are a lot of lawyers working down there hundreds of them. Some of them are death. Penalty specialists who are private attorneys paid by the Pentagon cost more than regular government lawyers some of them bill about a half million dollars a year. There are charter flights that taxpayers pay for that flight to and from the island some lawyers. They're mostly empty. Total legal costs costs about sixty million dollars. A year. That's despite the cases being largely stalled and one key finalized conviction since the beginning so how does the government justify those because they say that's just. That's just what it costs to run this operation. That's basically what they say It's also especially expensive because it's in Cuba so you have to go there and back every time you WANNA hearing. I've spent a week there. July generators air conditioners dehumidifiers humming all the time trying to keep the mold out of the tents in the buildings. They've eighteen hundred guards that are looking over the forty remaining prisoners. You know both sides blame one another for how long this is taking they sometimes it's an intentional delay strategy but and yeah it's really the numbers have really added up over time and the government hasn't responded to your requests for query well. They have provided numbers but the numbers have changed over time. They first told me it's one hundred and eighty million a year three months later. That number jumped to three hundred eighty million a year. I called the House Armed Services Committee last week to see if they had an updated numbers they had the out dated needed one hundred and eighty million dollar number this congress the Pentagon wha for about a month I said. Can you talk to me on tape about this. They said they couldn't provide anyone. the defense attorneys talk a lot so here is John Baker. He's the chief defense counsel. He's a Marine Brigadier General. Here's what he says. Holy Crap people need to know the travesty that is getting you know it's beyond comprehension that it is twenty nineteen people that were accused of crimes that it occurred in two thousand one captured in two thousand and three are nowhere near trial now about a week ago a judge in the nine eleven case did set a trial start date of January twenty twenty one but many lures. I've talked to think that's an unrealistic why I mean after all these all this time all these years and twenty twenty one is still years away. Yeah and you know part of that is because if you look at experience how long this process has taken over the past eighteen years it's hard to believe it can speed up that quickly when I was there in July. They were having these long complicated complicated dense arguments. About how do you define war. They were talking about Pearl Harbor and the lend lease act so that's slowing things down. The island doesn't have enough bathrooms rooms office space and housing for these trials and the number of people that would go there so it's just unprepared and then you know there have been incidents that have actually reversed progress. Sometimes I talked to Guantanamo defense lawyer named Michel Parody he represents the man accused of masterminding the USS Cole naval worship bombing that case has been on pause for almost two years because listening in devices were found an attorney client meeting room so three of the lawyers quit. Here's what Paradise Paradise says about all that the degrees permutation of chaos particularly in these military commission mm proceedings is something that's just unimaginable something. You couldn't make up unless you were the writers for the show veep or something like that who put the listening devices. They aren't sure they. I think the CIA did the prosecution says don't worry that listening devices weren't activated so it's just been it's been it's been a lot of drama. Wow you also heard from a whistle blower. WHO's talking for the first time publicly about all of this who is he. What does he say. His name is Gary Brown. He's a retired air force colonel. He was the legal advisor to the man who ran the war court and he points out a larger context which is that he believes. It's going to be hard to get death penalty convictions because so much evidence was tainted by torture. Even if there are convictions there could be fifteen years worth of appeals which would take another one point five billion dollars if these defendants are found not guilty. The government says it can keep holding them anyway so Brown says why don't we take the death penalty off the table. Settle these cases plea deals the prisoners would plead guilty and get life in prison that would speed things up and lower costs. They haven't been successful. They've stalled hold their incredibly expensive and instead. Wouldn't it be better if we just said you know what they didn't work this time but he got fired his boss before they could advance very much less. A A lot of people didn't want to hear Sasha pfeiffer of N._p._R.'s investigated investigations team. Thank you so much Sasha.