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"john humphreys" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"So you look at someone like Damien in the last year of his contract and you say, well, if somebody has an injury here this summer and they call you on August 20th and say, hey, we'll give you, you know, you drafted him in the third round. We'll give you a third round for someone who you're probably not going to re up next year because you don't want to pay that second contract for a running back. Would they do it? I wouldn't be surprised if one of the other guys, one of the young kids shows that they got a little something there. And I guess the same holds true for win. If they look at her on and say, he's 93% of Isaiah and we're paying him a million bucks. That's exactly right. Yeah, then we can figure this out. We'll be fine. You know, those are the things that I think in the past, they've always done. They've always looked to do. So yeah, that wouldn't totally shock me. 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In terms of other observations, people in the chat are already asking the defense played well, one of the guys we talked about was Joshua Bledsoe coming in here three I kind of three incompletions that he forced one to John who one to Asia ripped the ball out from a keen there as well. I thought he was pretty solid. And any other defensive standouts today guys because people are asking the defense dominated, what did you like? Go ahead. Yeah, not necessarily what he did just because by the nature of the linebacker position, no pads. It's tough to say, oh, you made all these plays, but raekwon McMillan seems heavily involved with what they're going to do defensively. And got off to that great start last year and can't be for tearing his ACL, he seems to be kind of right back in the picture, picking up where he left off, Bill raved about him yesterday, called him a signal caller, which is big if he's a green dot candidate. That could mean he's going to be on the field quite a bit called him a multi positional player. Maybe they plan on playing them on the edge a little bit. So not a stand out in the sense that he made a bunch of plays, but a guy that just when you put all the puzzle pieces together for what we've seen so far seems like he's trending in the right direction. Yeah, not easy for the guys in the front 7 when there's no pads on to make that kind of impact splash plate type things. You know, every once in a while, you'll see them get a hand on a ball or something like that. And you say, okay, that's nice. But by and large, you're right, it's more about his usage, I guess, early on and sort of the compliments that Belichick has heaped on, I would go back to Bledsoe and just say this, you know, if he wasn't sort of damaged goods coming into the draft, he was probably a early day three guy, and maybe we'd look at him differently or fans might look at him differently and say, well, 6 rounder versus the fourth rounder. But you look at that position and while they've invested heavily in the sort of box safety types, Devin is 34, he'll be 35 in a couple of weeks if somehow some way they found a diamond in the rough and Bledsoe when he comes back to be the player that maybe some people thought he was before all the injuries stuff, then that would be a massive piece for them going forward because I mean, clearly that's a business position that you have to circle for the long term and say like, what's the answer there? I think, you know, again, it's early, but sometimes I still watch Kyle in space and coverage, and I just, to me, continues to reek of he's a box safety and it can be, he can be a damn good one. I thought last year he started to play better and coverage when they played more zone. And but I still think in their heart of hearts. And they might have to be different this year because of personnel, but I think in their heart of hearts they'd still rather be a man football team or be able to trust that their guys can do that. So I don't know if that's something they want to commit to long term. I think Adrian has also proven that, yes, he can play a little bit out there in space, but I think, again, more of a box safety. And for all the well, all the excitement. For the some of the excitement about jabril peppers, he's never really proven to be anything more than just a guy in this league and someone who's obviously a valuable piece on special teams, but I don't know that I look at Gibraltar peppers and say, oh, that's the guy that will release McCourty down the line. I mean, anything could happen. Obviously this year, we'll get a close look at him, but by and large, I think if Bledsoe can develop, then that would be a great thing for the team to not have to really look at that position and say, we got to draft somebody pretty high to fill Devin's role. One of them move on to Mac, because someone lost in these first couple of days because we have so much focused on the receivers and how they're doing is just how's Mac doing. And again, there's so much obsession. It's so funny because last year, year one, when it was a battle, you know, you're tracking every single completion incompletion house you look and obsessing over it. But it feels like everyone's like, no, he's fine. He's going to be perfectly fine. With no concern at all. Now, again, the caveat. There's no pads, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I don't see him missing too many open guys. I don't see him missing throws. Again, everything that happened, I felt late when the offense couldn't get anything going, there really wasn't anybody to throw to. I think he held the ball as long as he couldn't, you know, through it high in the back of the end zone where it can't be picked off or whatever, but those are the plays you want to see them make. And in fact, you don't mind them taking some risks and training camp because you want to see what you can and can't get away from your boy, Jimmy G, used to do that a ton and you get three and four picks. And it's like, I'm just messing around. I want to see what I can do. It's training camp. I'm trying to fit some in there. You know, and that was the vibe. It's like, I wouldn't make that throw in a game. So Mike, I'll ask you on a man crush level from zero to Jimmy G where are you on Mac Jones right now? Yeah, I'm probably 8.25. I really like, look, I thought last year I was consistent with this. I thought it was pretty good last year. Yeah, there were some there were obviously some obvious highs and there were a few lows, and he faded a little bit. Yeah, but I thought there was good consistency there. I thought, you know, the back half of the year, they really struggled and he struggled against pressure, but some of that to me was just about their inability to beat pressure. And I'm talking about the guys on the outside. I'm talking about someone like John who, you know, I think they thought they could scheme up and get single coverage and, you know, obviously Belichick raves about them run after catch and make some plays like that. And he just, you know, for a bunch of different reasons last year didn't go well for him. So I thought some of that obviously has to fall in the quarterback, but I thought if I had to place the blame game, I put more on the guys on the outside and their inability to separate. So, you know, it was a pretty good year. And I just felt like in talking to people this off season the way, you know, I've talked about it. I think, you know, it's sort of like the thing like, yeah, he owned the off season. Well that's something the jets would say, that's something that dolphins would say, but I just meant from a, he owned the off season from the way he just sort of took control of everything. And I think you heard some of that from Belichick on day one, you know, raving about him. I think you're hearing that from his teammates that it's his team or it's eventually going to be his team. Well, quite frankly, it is his team. I think he proved that this summer was sort of his commitment to it and not just going and throwing to Parker and Kendrick, but throwing them Montgomery and wilkerson and little John, whatever is there. Well, John Humphrey, I can't even tell you his name and my brain yet. But he didn't have to go do that. He didn't have to go meet with those guys. The all three of those guys might not make the team, you know? Certainly probably two of the three don't make the team. So the fact that he's willing to do that, just reeks of this guy who's just like, no, no, no, no, this is my offense. These are my guys. This is my team. And I know, yeah, there are 21 other guys out there offense and defense. We got special, but like this team is gonna, if they're gonna elevate, it's gonna be in part because of me and I think he's, I think
"john humphreys" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Down. I think I said in another piece once. I think beaches are morgues with better lighting. And to me, they're teaches our morgues with better lighting. I gotta write that down. Christopher Solomon's Our guest today on travel with Rick Steves. Chris is a contributing editor outside magazine. Christopher, Let's talk about the baking environment. What were the roads like? I understand you actually found streambeds to sometimes be the best place to bake. And then what was the actual bake Lake? Yeah, Here's what was interesting about this trip. Rick is you didn't have to be some exceptional mountain biker, and I'm not John Humphreys of Lizard head had stitched together this route. It was a skein of old ranch roads, mining roads, occasionally logging roads up on the mountain tops. Often old. Why'd gravel and sand type roads? It wasn't aggressive, You know, single track as they call it in mountain biking. You had been incredibly skilled. You just had to be, you know, a little bit careful for those sand in the deep washes and stuff like that, but often in the in the desert country. The flattish thing around is an old stream bed and streambeds do what streambeds do when it rains, and so they could be pretty rutted. They could be filled with boulders. And so we took the latest mountain bikes and Mountain bikes these days are things of wonder. I mean, you could have a rocky stream bed and you could actually find that a workable road because of the modern bikes that you had big tires, hydraulic posts on the seats to absorb the shock. They're just as plush as a Cadillac these days, the seats will go up and down to lower or raise your center of gravity to keep you Nice and comfortable and safe, safer. The tires now for some of these bikes are three inches wide. I mean, practically surf on some of the sand will make you so much better than you think you are, which is it's gonna be dangerous and all your gear is in the wagon, so it's going ahead. Except you've got a little day back on with your water you're carrying. You're carrying enough for for safety for the day because you're not sometimes sure how much you're going to meet the This is travel with Rick Steves. We're talking with Christopher Solomon about his.
"john humphreys" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Custom. Small group tour called the. Hey duke tour named after. Edward abbey's fictional desert rat who ends up vanishing into a canyon. Chris writes about in homeside magazine where he is a contributing editor. He joins us now on travel. With rick steves to tell us what it was like. Our conversation was recorded before the pandemic christopher. Thanks for being here. L. great to be here described just the basics of the trip because it sounds like it's rough but it's also a vacation you had a sag wagon and had a guidance on. Yeah there's an outfitter who i've done some trips with who does some very thoughtful trips It's called a lizard head cycling guides and they do some some really adventurous outings. That mix exhaustion with beauty. I guess i would say and this trip. The owner really love southeast utah. And he wanted to crossing of the bottom of the state but cut off of the boring bits and so he envisioned a two week trip in which people can sign up for one week or both. I chose the second week but the two week trip would start in big water. Utah which i'd never heard of and is over on the west side of lake powell and then goes for four hundred fifty miles in kind of a rough j. shape across the bottom of the state swinging through like the henry beh- mountains pass lake powell again into glen canyon national recreation area down into the new bears years national monument than up past canyon lands and then finishes with finish line hamburgers in moab. Finish line. I one of the best hamburgers you've ever gone. Just fall into a pint of beer at the local brewery. Now i gotta say physically. You look like the last person i would ever imagine. That would take a tour. Just look like he's walked right out of some sports magazine Outfitters dream come true but you compromised the independence to do this experience with other people who you didn't know and you actually had a guide and you had a sag wagon. Where if you wanted to take some time off you could just go ahead or leave your there and you for an independent traveler young on the ball. Adventures outdoors enthusiasts. Are you glad you took the tour. Yeah i think you bring up a good point. I love to go backpacking by myself. I'll go ski. Touring with friends in terms of outdoor kind of activities and my friends and i are fairly independent and sort of self contained but for trips like this. There are real benefits to going with an outfitter on a week long mountain biking trip. Someone else carries all your stuff and you get to just ride all day especially in the desert where you might have to carry five gallons of water and that's just for one day and then you get into camp and you've got some interesting people that you've shared the experience with is that a plus for the most part it's a plus you never know who you're going to meet and stuff but part of the magical experience sometimes meeting new people and just having these amazing experiences along the way but You could do a trip like this if you were a very experienced mountain biker. Bike as it's called is is a very hot trend right now in the outdoors. But i'm not that experienced of a mountain biker. I didn't want to do that. I wanted to go with an experienced guide. I say that as kind of a leading question. Because i think there's a lot of very independent capable younger travelers that don't really properly consider the benefits of taking an organized tour. Because it's good to have a guy. That's it's good to have the backup. It's good to have the social fund as well. Oh yeah and you know in. The guide has expertise. The guide has stories. I mean the guy of course takes care of all the logistics. When you add all that up it's really not that expensive. That's what i find when i go on vacation. I like take river rafting in the great outdoors. 'cause i all i do is museums in europe and sought. It's a beautiful break from that and it's nice to have that guy who can tell the stories and enter your questions and you know you've got the comforts of a tour as well. Now when i read your article. And i'll tell you you must've taken good note in the midst of this epic bike ride the sand and the thirst talk about the sand. I mean it's just. It just sounds brutal. There's a famous mountaineer in the northwest named fred. Becky who is legendary. And here's a quote in one of his books that says the beauty is paid for in part with the currency of suffering. Always loved that quote in. It's an old idea from english adventurers and the idea that the colors are always a little brighter. If you had to bleed for them you know. And i don't take that sentiment too far because i know but it's like if you drive up to a mountain pass you enjoy the beauty but if you'd bike up to mountain you're probably really inter- the beauty i think we can all relate to the idea that if we've had earn something you know the taste is that much sweeter and i'm of britain's spam tastes really good if you've been hiking altered and so you know i'm not an incredibly hard man athlete but i really enjoy these things where you get out and test yourself a little bit during the day and the view is that much greater at. So you've got the sand everywhere and you're thirsty. You wrote about how tongues growth thick and conversation ceases where we had this epoch day on actually the first day of the trip to be fair the guides tweet to the trip afterwards to make it a little arduous but you can go in the desert From these just almost sublime rhapsodic sort of a experiences and then everybody runs out of water in the sag wagon didn't show up where we thought it was going to an suddenly everyone's out of water and it's dusk and you've suddenly gone forty five miles and and you're done and you don't feel like going far. They're in the mood. Changes just like that and unversed services and then tailwinds become headwinds and his son is an envelope overhead. These are experiences that you earn. There's a great line and it and it's a line. i'd heard before in the outdoors. One of the guides repeated. He says you know this is what we call type two fun type two pfennigs kinds of and i said you remind me type two fun. Yeah it doesn't have to be fun to be fun. Well in that sense. This was a great trip. Yeah and you their their moments like that throughout the day so there are highs and lows throughout these trips. And i find that that's part of the real pleasure of them to is like realistically life isn't just this constant highlight reel there. There are moments of ecstasy. And then you're down in the dumps again and you're not sure you're going to get out but then you pull out again and i think that's that's life and that's also what makes these trips so so special. You know you had an option you could've spent. I would bet less money by flying the mazatlan and being on a beachside resort with a little plastic. Strap on your wrist and get all the margaritas you want and It would have been easier. Might have been type one fun. But i think as far as embracing life and having a forever vivid experience this one would top then hands down in another once i think. Beaches are more with better lighting. I mean to me their ages are morgues with better lighting. I gotta write that down. Christopher solomon's our guest today on travel with rick steves. Chris contributing editor at outside magazine christopher. Let's talk about the baking environment What were the roads like I understand you actually found stream beds to sometimes be the best place to bike. And then what was the actual bike like. Here's what was interesting about this trip is you didn't have to be some exceptional mountain by and i'm not john humphreys of lizard head stitched together this route a skein of of old ranch roads mining roads occasionally logging roads on the mountaintops often old wide gravel and sand type roads. It wasn't aggressive single-track as they call it in mountain biking had been credibly skilled. You just had to be a little bit careful for those. The sand in the deep washers and stuff like that but often in in the desert country The flattest thing around is an old stream bed and stream beds. Do what stream beds do when it rains and so they could be pretty rutted. They could be filled with boulders and so We took the latest mountain bikes and mountain bikes. These days are things of wonder. I mean so you could have a rocky stream bed and you could actually find that a a workable road because of the modern bikes that you had big tires hydraulic posts on the seats to absorb the shock. Oh they're just as plush as a cadillac. These days that the seats will go up and down to lower or raise your center of gravity to keep you nice and comfortable and safe safer. The tires now for some of these bikes are three inches wide practically surf on some. And they'll make you so much better than you think you are. Which is dangerous and all your gear is in the wagons which going ahead. Except you've got little day on with your water carrying cared enough for for safety for the day.
"john humphreys" Discussed on KTOK
"The chemistry is really is truly undeniable with us. In a way that I don't see a lot with a lot of artists. I work with. And It was really fun for me to have these three guys that I trust, you know, musically, so much and and admire musically to be able to say. What do you think of this? What do you think of this melody? What You think this lyric and they were great about? You know, Ricky, you know Blatantly shut one of my ideas down and I was happy to have that because I don't know you don't always get that We're lucky that we actually have that to be in a band to have these these guys to be able to Trust and sound field. Sort of throw stuff out and get soundboard and give feedback. It's been. It's been really fun for me to be in a band again or it will make a music. Yes, so you've got the ingredients out there on the table in somewhat of a recipe, but you don't have the final dish yet, and it's just you guys coming together, and it is. It's called chemistry, and it's a very unique thing. Jesse your thoughts on that. Yeah, To me. What's cool is if you're a music fan Musician I made you It's like Take, for instance, the Beatles or the Flaming lips or any band. Remember thinking? Wow. If they can do it, I can do it. You know, that's what's cool about pop music and rock. And, um Yeah, You know, the exact mentioned I echo what he said. You know, there's a unique chemistry in this band and everybody kind of contributes in whatever way to kind of get get it done and it Zbynek fun. It's a fun process. You guys have done a lot and the camaraderie and the brotherhood and the marriage that you guys still have together and the friendship. I mean, it's a textbook example of how it probably should be. It's not that way most of the time. But that's needs after you work with a lot of bigger artists in Nashville, Um do you see the same kind of chemistry up there and and people getting along or so sometimes tough to write and work with artists. That are bigger. How did you deal with Daughtry? Go? What? How did that come about? Yeah. I mean again. The chemistry thing is massively important. And, um Way have that Luckily, you know, and it is lucky that we found each other in Oklahoma of all places, but we we did find each other and and The chemistry is really important to answer your question. I do feel a lot, but on Lee with the bands up And I hated the be such a place such a blanket statement. But Better successful. I mean, that's not too could too much of a fine point on it, but The bands that I see that don't have good chemistry that aren't getting along. I probably don't hear from them in about a year. We're here that they've broken up or that they're no longer making music or writing songs. No, it's that way with songwriters in this town, and you find people that you click with and you stick it out. And I have dude that I write, you know, the third Thursday of every month for the last seven years. On DSA so again to have to have found that in, you know, Oklahoma City With us for dudes that all as a zoo just mentioned earlier. We're all on the same page about what we wanted to try to accomplish its diffusion hugely lucky And you know the whole fact that we're still doing it. Just isn't even bigger. Blessing to me. Okay, you guys, you guys hang tight. We've got him live on the line Here on NewsRadio. 1000. Katie. Okay. John Humphrey in studio Zack Molloy up there.
"john humphreys" Discussed on KTOK
"That's how we discovered Dragon Street records and and you know that scene down there, too. All those bands like the Toadies and You know it's natural, but it was a It was a fine time. I always say that some of our finest times were when we were in the van and you know Curing and And just, you know, Living day to day, so to speak. It was fine. Did everybody get along in the van? What was the camaraderie like? For the most part? We got along, didn't you? But so much. Here's John Humphrey. This is John. We toured so much we went through a bunch of vans. We would wear the mountain shirt to get another one and wear it out. But I mean, for the most part, we were all on the same page working towards the same goal, which back then in the nineties was to get a major label deal. And we were all pretty united and focused on trying to make the band better every night so we'd hop in the van after show and talk about the night and like, just don't do that anymore. Let's get rid of that song. And let's add this. And what about covering this or You know, so we were pretty unified. And in those days, I'm trying to make the band the best it could be. I don't think your average person realizes that there's nobody with a textbook talking to you before you go on or after you go off. It's exactly what you just said, and we do the same thing on air here. Um, it's camaraderie. It's Hey, what do you think? Worked or Hey, how did this sound? Let's shake. Let's change this a little bit. And when you come up with a hit or you wind up with 300 tours On you're hanging out with, um, soul asylum and Radiohead in the toadies. I think at some point you all have to go. Hey, I think we're doing something right. I think it's working. Yeah, I would say to echo John's comments that On toe. Admit Ricky's Ricky, You never drove What you talking about? He wasn't driving in the middle of the night. You were asleep. That's right. I don't even know her, right? How could I remember, Um, echo what John said. It's um And what you just said about the handbook because that's the thing about being in a band at at that age, I think, um, you know, it's easy to over, think things but I don't think we really gave ourselves Time to do that, or just, you know. The luxury of doing it. We just went and played anywhere anywhere we could play. I mean, I remember vividly. Wait. This is a Mexican restaurant. No, no, there's a video back through that back door way literally play wherever they would have its play. And I think that's what served us well because And I work with a lot of young bands these days that they'll say things to me like. Yeah, Yeah, yeah, We're gonna go on tour. Once we get all the songs recorded. I was like, what? Get the hell out, You know, go play wherever you can. I know that things are different now with coca, but I'm just saying in general We didn't allow ourselves any any other option than to just go out there and And just bang away. Okay. You got you got you guys hang tight. We're gonna take a short break Real quick. We've got John Humphreys in studio. Zac's out there in Nashville, Jesse here local in the.
"john humphreys" Discussed on KTOK
"You know, there's a unique industry in this band, and everybody kind of contributes in whatever way to kind of get get it done and it Zbynek fun. It's a fun process. You guys have done a lot and the camaraderie and the brotherhood and the marriage that you guys still have together and the friendship. I mean, it's a textbook example of how it probably should be. It's not that way most of the time. That's Nate's after you work with a lot of bigger artists in Nashville. Um do you see the same kind of chemistry up there and and people getting along or so sometimes tough to write and work with artists. That are bigger. How did you deal with Daughtry? Go? What? How did that come about? Yeah. I mean again. The chemistry thing is massively important. And, um Way have that Luckily, you know, and it is lucky that we found each other in Oklahoma of all places, but we we did find each other and and The chemistry is really important to answer a question. Do you see it a lot. But on Lee with the bands that And I hated the be such a place such a blanket statement. But Other successful I mean, that's not too could too much of a fine point on it. But The band that I see that don't have good chemistry that aren't getting along. I probably don't hear from them in about a year. We're here that they've broken up or that they're no longer making music or writing songs. You know, it's that way with songwriters in this town, and you find people that you click with and you stick it out. And I have dude that I write. You know that the third Thursday of every month for the last seven years on DSA so again to have to have found that in you know, Oklahoma City With us for dudes that all Aziz just mentioned earlier. We're all on the same page about what we wanted to try to accomplish is diffused hugely lucky. And you know the whole fact that we're still doing it. Just isn't even bigger. Blessing to me. Okay, you guys, you guys hang tight. We got him live on the line Here on NewsRadio. 1000. Katie. Okay. John Humphrey in studio Zack Molloy up there in Nashville. Jessie Davis here in Oklahoma City and Ricky Brooks and Utah. He's gonna tell us about his motorcycle adventure here in a minute if I know what he's been doing, all right, you guys do it hook in. Hang on. We're the big dogs and okay, see, and soon to be. Tulsa got us and we're the Clift. David Show Coast to coast for we are back. This is B k the Louise guy and you're listening to the number one radio show in Oklahoma and worldwide clip. Davis, listen to him. Katie. Okay, 1001 for you don't need to see the Oh, no. That's may be. Oh,.
Department Of Justice, Trump and Theresa May discussed on Today
"On radio for this Thursday morning at nine, the weather partly cloudy skies today with scattered showers that may be heavy but many places will Stay dry. You're listening to today I'm radio? For John Humphreys and Justin where at the times half past seven and Susan as here. Of the summary of the news it will be another testing day for Theresa May as NPR's prepared to debate more contentious Brexit legislation the prime minister managed, narrowly to avoid defeat on the customs. Bill last night but conservative divisions were sharply exposed MRs may was accused of caving in eurosceptic Tory MP's only then to face a rebellion from those in favor of a soft Brexit. The lead Brexit campaign group, vote leave has been fined sixty one thousand pounds by. The electoral, commission for, exceeding spending limits during the referendum is also been, referred to the police There's been a badge of criticism by Republicans and Democrats after. President Trump defended Russia over claims. Of interference in the two. Thousand sixteen elections he made the comments while speaking alongside the Russian leader for Demeter Putin at their summit in Finland The US. Department of Justice says a Russian woman living in Washington has been charged with conspiracy to act as an agent for Moscow Maria Bettina is. Alleged to have worked at the direction of an unnamed high-level Kremlin official her attorney denied the allegations A. Hosepipe ban affecting almost seven million, people in northwest England will be introduced early next month United Utilities said reservoir levels were already low. And that more hot weather was forecast other water companies across England said they had no. Plans to impose similar plans More than twenty people in Hawaii. Have been injured by hot lava, hot lover from the killer way of volcano which hit the roof of their boat the tourists. Had been watching molten rock pour into the ocean when their vessel was hit by. What the thought is called a lava bomb one woman suffered a broken leg Shares the net flicks have fallen sharply in New York after the campaign and announce disappointing figures for earnings, and new subscribers the firm said that. Just over five million people has signed up to the streaming service globally in the second quarter of two thousand eighteen about a million fewer. Than the markets were anti pacing It is no twenty, seven minutes, to eight we're entering the age of, designer babies at least that's one way of describing the decision that has been reached by the highly. Respected Nuffield, council on bioethics which you said there should be no fundamental model bar to stop parents having a child genetically modified under certain conditions the embryo that is. Of course it's a highly controversial area of science and I'll be talking to professor Karen young who chairs the council's working party on a few minutes but first let's hear the case against arena Namen was himself, born with autism and he's written a book arguing that we should not go down this road of. Designer babies, and I asked him why not We have to. Start by recognizing that for a considerable portion of. The. Twentieth century a powerful social movement, called eugenics sought to breed better human beings in much the same way one might try to, breed better horses or better dogs Jenex movement lacked the scientific means to accomplish this goal but what we should be concerned about is that we are finally seeing technology catch up to that eugenic vision? And so we're we're forced, to reckon with this important question did we merely have a problem with the pseudoscientific methods of, eugenics or. Do we actually have a problem with a shot of ends, about removing people with disabilities from society and we should be very very worried. About making permanent heritable changes to the human genome based on what are often changeable, social circumstances if you were to say to somebody would let us say cystic fibrosis had it. Been possible when you were an egg in the womb To. Prevent you getting cystic fibrosis they would say yes absolutely. It's ruining my life giving me a short painful and horrible life and what can be wrong with that I..
U.K.'s senior official in charge of Brexit resigns
"Bbc radio four john humphreys nick robinson and kathy clugston who has a summary of the news the brexit secretary david davis has resigned from the government in a letter to theresa may he sent her plan for the future relationship with the eu meant it looked less and less likely that the uk would leave the customs union and the single market mr davis said the proposals agreed by the cabinet checkers on friday would make control by parliament illusory and hand power over large swathes of the economy to brussels in response the prime minister said she did not agree with his characterization the junior brexit minister steve baker has also quit jacob reese mark who leads the european research group of brexit supporting tori mp's said the resignation should force mrs may to reconsider her approach a murder inquiry has been launched in wiltshire following the death of a woman exposed to a nerve agent don starches was forty four fell ill last weekend just a few from where the former russian agents had against paul and his daughter poisoned in march her partner who was also exposed to novi chalk remains in a critical condition rescue teams are thought to have resumed their attempts to bring out the nine remaining members of a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave in thailand four were brought to safety yesterday and are said to be in good health the group have been trapped deep underground for more than two weeks officials in japan say one hundred people are known to have died after days of torrential rain caused by flooding and landslides many others are still missing two million people have been ordered to evacuate homebuilders and england may have to include electric car charging points in their designs under proposals being put forward to reduce emissions from road traffic the government is launching a consultation which will also propose that charging points are fitted to new lamp posts and at new office blocks across the uk prince louis the youngest child of the duke and duchess of cambridge is to be christened today he'll be baptized at the chapel royal at saint james's palace the time is now twenty five to seven david davis has dropped a bomb shell and the howard her boss eleven lost ninety announced he'd resigned as brexit secretary norman smith is our assistant political editor and ob so it coming normal well it's certainly taken most of westminster by surprise but reading david davis's resignation letter you slightly wondering why he didn't go sooner because he lists a long line of things he's been unhappy about clearly for some time he accuses mrs may of as he puts it progressively diluting some of the brexit objectives around giving the uk the freedom to diverge he's unhappy at the sequencing of the talks discussing the divorce arrangements before the trade deal he's unhappy at the arrangements or northern ireland he's unhappy at the handling of the brexit white paper clearly he feels that's been taken out of his control but it's checkers which seems to have crystallized all his grievances in particular this idea of signing up to the eu rulebook which he says will make supposed control by parliament illusory and he appears to be questioning whether on the current trajectory it will be possible to deliver on the referendum and on the pledges to leave the customs union and a single market and he sounds a warning that having made those sort of concessions that are contained in checkers dangers is brussels simply asks for more and he says let me just quote you hear the general direction of policy will leave us in at best a week negotiating position and possibly an inescapable one now when you put all that together you're thinking cranky how did he stay in so long i mean the view from number ten is that it is primarily a difference of tactics i would suggest it looks a lot more profound than that but the reaction of tim i think is to hope that the sort of waters close over that this is if you like a forty eight hour hiatus and then life moves on certainly there's no sign that mrs may is going to rewrite checkers their view is that reality is now kicking in jobs businesses at risk we have to move quickly in these negotiations and this package though difficult to sell can be sold so there's no sign that mrs maes going to back off from the checkers deal unless of course others pile in what is boris johnson likely to do how's he going to.
Kathy Clugston, Ebola and Andrea discussed on Today
"To seven you're listening today on radio four with john humphreys michelle hussein and kathy clugston with a summary of the news the bbc understands that the government is considering a recommendation to send up to four hundred more troops to afghanistan the defense secretary gavin williamson has written to the prime minister suggesting an increase in the number of army personnel who are helping to train afghan forces it follows a cold by the united states for nato allies to join it in sending more troops to the country president trump has tried to ward off north korea's threat to call off their son summit by promising that the country's leader kim jong un will remain in power if he gives up his nuclear program mr trump distance himself from comments by his national security adviser john bolton who angered the north korean spy referring to libya as a model for denuclearization the speaker of the house of commons john berko has been accused of swearing and calling a senior minister a stupid woman during an angry outburst in parliament according to the daily telegraph his remarks were aimed at the leader of the house of commons andrea led some a spokeswoman for mr berko said strong and differing views were expressed on all sides but mr berko treated colleagues with respect the world health organization is to hold emergency talks to discuss an ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo this morning the body said the global risk to public health from the virus remained low but it had raised its national alert level to very high for the drc figgers tanned by the bbc show that large numbers of people who challenged the decision to remove their main disability benefit were successful last year in the southeast london and wales around three quarters of those who contested a decision about their personal independence payment one their appeals the consumers association says many householders are getting half the broadband speed promised by their providers the findings by which were published a week before new advertising guidelines will require companies to advertise average speeds.