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Fresh update on "kong" discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast
"I think it was 17 minutes to be able to book a ticket and then you had to complete your purchase within a certain amount of time. So interesting there to see how quickly things are coming back once the rules are dropped. Japan is reopening Visa free from October 11th, just a few weeks time. I know Jason is happy about that one. Well, yeah, Japan. I mean, more so than Hong Kong, Japan went from straight up, no, you can not fly to Japan. Please go away to all right, not everyone, everyone, come on in. At least Hong Kong, you could go to Hong Kong if you were willing to put up with the quarantine, but Japan was just a straight up no for a long time. Yeah, and then they were like, well, you can come if you book in a certain way with a certain that was a non vacation to pull the quote from Seinfeld. That was an invitation to come to Japan, but not really. They didn't want you to come out, because nobody wanted to do that. If you have to. But this is a no tourist Visa, no nothing just October 11th show up in Japan. And then Canada is dropping pretty much all of its rules. Not pretty much. It's like there are no rules. As of October 1st, Canada is ditching everything from the arrive can requirement, which is the app you needed to fill out before you flew to Canada to COVID testing at random. Even the mask requirement, which they still do require an all flights and train in public transit. They're just ditching everything on ectopia first. So that's interesting because they only just somewhat recently reinstituted the random COVID testing upon entry into Canada, which is annoying and problematic, but come October 1st, COVID's over. You don't have to worry about Canada. Apparently, yeah. Okay. All right, let's turn now to some of the things that didn't go well for airlines this week. We've got a Copa 737 that went off the runway in Panama City. That was a landing in poor weather, the aircraft suffered a runway excursion to the left of the runway, went off roading for quite a bit. We'll put a link to the data in the show notes. Basically, went down the left side of the runway for quite some time through the grass, came to rest deep in the mud, but no one was injured. All right, that's good. That's good news there. Yeah, an ad for runway safety areas right there. Yeah, that's very true. And then a west Atlantic 737, landing in Montpellier in France, decided that it needed to a drink in the bay. It came to rest. It left the usable portion of the runway to use technical terms and kind of euphemism there. And ended up with its nose in the bay. There were three crew members on board, all three escaped with only minor injuries. Another Azure runway safety areas. So there you go. Yeah, thankfully, this one, it stopped just short to make the pictures look like it was just a little thirsty and wanted a drink of some fresh bay water. And the thing that was, I mean, outside of reasons for why the aircraft did that, the most interesting thing about all of that to me was the recovery of the aircraft out of the water and off the end of the runway. Using two cranes and we shared a picture that was posted by the airport authority and it showed one of the cranes, not quite leaning over, but the boom was definitely bending. And I'm sure that's part of the design of the crane, but it was like, it was a little bendy. Yeah, airplanes are heavy. I have planes are heavy. Especially ones that have a bit of water in them. A little water lobbed. Okay, Jason, two things that I need you to explain to me. I'll try. The first is Virgin Atlantic Chinese sky team, which seems to make sense on the face of it and one of those why haven't they done that already? Yeah, honestly, I mean, I knew they weren't sky team, but does this even change anything? They're mostly owned by Delta, I think, 49% delta, maybe 51 or something. I can't remember if it's minority or majority, but who cares? They're so intertwined with Delta. This doesn't make a difference to me. I don't understand what the purpose of this is, but then sky team also said they're not looking to take on any new members into the alliance, and I'm just here thinking like, why not? You're the weakest alliance, but also why say that. Yet why say that exactly, the sky team is by far the weakest alliance compared to one world or a star. So why is sky team looking at Virgin Atlantic and airline that doesn't really bring much to the table and saying, no, we're okay. I don't know. Yeah, I don't know. I got nothing. But speaking of I got nothing. I will read word for word, the press release title. British Airways and Qatar airways complete expansion to form the largest airline joint business. Okay, what's that mean? I don't know. All I know is that Qatar owned some percentage of BA and they cooperate because they're both one world and do you need to know more than that? I don't understand. They made it seem like it was this huge, big event kind of like Emirates and united a few weeks ago and this is not that. I don't know why they were tweeting up to it about some major announcement that nobody could figure out what it is they announced. All of the factual statements that are part of the press release are just random factual statements. About either airline. And it's very confusing to me. Other than the fact you can now more closely as a passenger, link your frequent flyer accounts. That seemed to be the major benefit from a passenger's perspective if they could actually deliver on that. I mean, it took three months for American to post miles from a recent Iberia flight. Three months. And that's in a joint venture immunized Atlantic JV thing. So I can't imagine that this brings, again, much to the table, but sure. Whatever. Once we figure out what it is they actually announced, we'll let you know. So that's to say, we'll probably never let you know, because we'll never figure out what they announced. We'll have to figure it out one day. And try and make something happen. Something might be easier. There might be more routes. They weren't specific. That's all there is to it. All right, sounds good. Okay. After we recorded the last week, I think this came out Thursday. This was one of those stories where there was an initial article that said, this is probably going to happen. And then about two minutes later, it was released everywhere, which always why I write that, why not just be first? Okay. Anyway, what happened? The U.S. securities and exchange commission, which is in charge of regulating, among other things, public businesses. So businesses that are listed publicly on the stock exchange and have public investors, they are responsible for regulating among other things. Those companies and the statements they make about their business that could have a material impact on whether or not someone would reasonably want to invest money into the business. The SEC was investigating Boeing for making possibly misleading statements after the 737 max crashes. So what the investigation hinged on was the rosy picture that Boeing and CEO Dennis muilenburg were painting after the max crashes saying that the Boeing 737 max is one of the safest aircraft tab or fly. It's as safe as any other aircraft in the sky. And so on and so forth. And so the SEC's investigation was into whether or not those statements were fundamentally misleading towards investors based on what Boeing knew and what CEO Dennis muilenburg specifically knew about the 737 max crashes. So fast forward to last week, the SEC and Boeing and muhlenberg settled Boeing has agreed to pay $200 million to settle the case and meal and will individually pay $1 million. No. One 60 of his golden parachute from when he was forced out a Boeing how will he move on? I don't know. What he will do is he moved on quickly. He will cut a check or pay in pennies. I don't know. But the man walked away from Boeing with the $60 million golden parachute. So I think he'll be able to pay this fine while laughing.
Scientists honored for COVID-19 tracker, prenatal test
"A scientist who created a global COVID-19 tracker was among those honored for achievement in medical research Lauren Gardner a Johns Hopkins University engineer who studies the spread of diseases is the recipient of this year's lasker award for public service by the Albert and Mary lasker foundation which recognizes achievements in medical research Gardner worked with her lab team to develop a website that tracks COVID-19 as the virus began spreading worldwide in January of 2020 The dashboard became the key resource for the public and policymakers seeking information on global cases deaths and vaccines Other award winners include a biologist in Hong Kong who designed a prenatal blood test for pregnant mothers that can screen their unborn children for down syndrome and three scientists whose work on key immune proteins helped launch the field of integrin research I'm Jennifer King
Fresh update on "kong" discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast
"I would love that. And I think that, you know, the argument is, well, it conditions, you know, we've conditioned people to expect to pay less and then we can add more things in. But why can't you tell me what those things are going to cost? Just up front. I mean, I think one of the things is with airline or with airfares, you're searching against multiple multiple airlines. In a single search, you can find in travel in general. You can find prices for multiple offers. But then once you click into one, you're like, oh, well, that's not what the price was and now I got to go back and start again. Yeah, not great. But I'd love some equal love across the travel industry. It's not just airlines, everyone needs these rules applied equally in my mind. Let's go on to the other side of things with regulations being taken away. Hong Kong is scrapping their hotel quarantine. You'll still need tests. You will still need to stay away from certain places like restaurants until you are cleared. But other than that, you are now good to go for Hong Kong. As soon as that was announced, cathay Pacific's website crashed and they instituted a waiting room and I went to book a ticket and had to wait,
Bob Cesca on Republican Support for the Theft of National Secrets
"Couldn't wait to get you on today because of course Edward Snowden thing. I was just like, oh my God. Bob says, I tried to tell you how long you just said, right? Matt Gaetz said Joe Biden should pardon Snowden, and you said Republican support the theft and exposure of national security secrets. Period. Yeah. How long ago did we say this? Snowden is a traitor. 9 years. It's been 9 years. It'll be ten years coming up this coming up summer in June, I believe it is. When the first story Glenn greenwald dropped happened. And so this is not surprising to those of us who were following the story closely with a critical eye back in 2013 when especially and I wrote a piece about this back in 2013 about how as soon as Edward Snowden was shepherded from Hong Kong where he had a birthday party, a birthday pizza party at the Russian consulate, he was taken by WikiLeaks attorneys. Hi. See, all these names are so appropriate now. Have a new patina of weirdness about them after the last 5, 6 years. Yeah. And so he separated by WikiLeaks attorneys to Moscow, where, while camping out in the Moscow airport, he hires Russian attorney Anatolia. I think that's how you pronounce his last name. And anatoly kuchar Rena is a, or was a lawyer for the FSB for the Russian FSB. And those of us who have been falling from Russia all along what the very least watching the Rachel maddow show. We all know what the FSB is. The FSB is the modern day version of the KGB. Yeah. And one of their attorneys is the attorney who represented Edward Snowden in Moscow in 2013 when he was there in the airport. So this is no surprise to any of us that he is being offered Russian citizenship by Vladimir
Fresh "Kong" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"25. Money news 25 and 55 with Larry kofsky. This is a Bloomberg money minute. It was a down day on Wall Street sending stocks to a 22 month low. It's Federal Reserve officials continued to strike a hawkish tone. Now industrials fell 458, the S&P dropped 79, the NASDAQ lost 314. Buying a house, financing that home is going to cost you mortgage rate surged this week to the highest level since 2007, 6.7%, according to Freddie Mac, no sign of weakness in the job market the government says first time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to a 5 month low, claims fell by 16,000 to 193,000. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected an increase. Fast food workers at San Francisco international airport have ended a three day strike that shut down many airport eateries. Their union says they returned to work after securing higher pay and better healthcare benefits. From the Bloomberg newsroom, I'm Lowry kosky, on WTO P Asian markets mostly lower Tokyo's talks down one and a half percent. Hong Kong is a little bit higher, but generally speaking, not making much money on Wall Street, not Wall Street actually, in this case, the Asian markets and Wall Street, as you heard, was lower as well. We're coming up here on WTO. It is a category one hurricane now. Hurricane Ian sort of reconstituting itself in the Atlantic and slowly crawling north towards South Carolina. We'll have the latest a special report from CBS News first that a live update from Myrtle Beach where they are hunkering down or preparing to do so. Stay with your weather alert station, WTO
Hong Kong to end mandatory hotel quarantine for travelers
"Hong Kong's to end mandatory hotel quarantine for travelers The territories leaders announced the city will no longer require incoming travelers to quarantine because of COVID fears in designated hotels after nearly two years The city wants to open up globally and remain competitive Chief executive John Lee has explained such travelers will also no longer need a negative PCR test within 48 hours before boarding a plane to Hong Kong instead they'll need to present a negative result from a rapid antigen test conducted 24 hours before their flight the measures will come into effect on Monday I'm Charles De Ledesma
'I didn't want to miss it': Royal funeral on global live TV
"People around the world have been watching Queen Elizabeth's funeral on TV In Hong Kong British citizen Tom fell remembered being at the queen mother's funeral hand Princess Diana's So hard not to not to be there So he and others around the globe watched from a South African amphitheater She showed us courage She showed us Judy To British pubs in Paris It's a historical moment in English history and I didn't want to miss it And here in Washington Didn't feel right It is watching my own home Saw Germain Washington
Nvidia Could Lose $400M Over China Chip Ban
"These market challenges that we're facing right now. I just want to point out that Nvidia, which is a major chip company, came out yesterday afternoon after the closing balance said, we're not going to make as much money. They actually filed a note with the SEC saying they anticipated $400 million less in terms of their revenue because they're no longer going to be able to sell chips to China. I'm going to quote from what they said here. It was a filing with the SEC. And they said that there's a new license requirement for future exports to China, including Hong Kong that would reduce the risk that the products may be used by the Chinese military. We don't want our chips being used by the Chinese military. Now do we? No, I actually think this is a pretty sensible thing to do. I've been pushing this forever. I'm glad to see the Intel. Is moving its headquarters to Ohio. We need more chip companies more really important companies. And by the way, not so important. Companies as well. Here headquartered domestically in the United States of America. The company, as I said, expects to lose about $400 million in potential sales in China in the current quarter after previously forecasting revenue of $5.9 billion. The new rule would also apply to sales that they might have to Russia, but apparently they know how many paying customers there. So it's not going to matter as much. But the technology stuff going to China, that's a big deal, right? In terms of our fears that the military is both going to use and also steal our trade secrets. The
We Remain Free Because We Have Weapons
"Basically Joe Biden has been on a PR campaign. Recently, talking about all sorts of different things. And so he goes off the teleprompter yesterday and says, hey, for all the brave right wingers that might want to fight the government, you're going to have to fight an F 15 as well. Now I'm going to tell you this argument is actually strategically incorrect. We'll talk about that briefly, but then we're going to go into the deeper aspect of this play cut 42. And for those brave, right-wing Americans are saying it's all about shaping America. You're keeping America's independent and safe. If you want to fight against the country, you need an F 15. You need something a little more than a gun. Now, first of all, that's a threat. He's trying to tell you that we're going to take guns away. We're going to take your weapons away and he's also trying to, and he does it rather clumsily, push back against the true intent and the reason for the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is not there to hunt deer. It's not there for self defense. The Second Amendment, it's those things are nice. The Second Amendment is there to protect people's liberties and freedoms against a tyrannical government. One of the only reasons why we are able to remain free and we're able to remain not completely and totally under an authoritarian collectivist administrative state government is because we have weapons. Hong Kong was taken over almost instantaneously by the Chinese Communist Party because they were not an armed people. A stronger country will be able to take over a weaker people or a weaker region if those people have no way to defend themselves. And then also let me just say how silly and how stupid Joe Biden's argument is. If you needed F 15s to win a war, then why did the Taliban outlast us for 20 years?
Why You Should Fight 'Social-Emotional Learning' (SEL)
"James, a lot of parents here and watching online and listening for the rebroadcast. They hear these terms social emotional learning. It sounds so unassuming. What should the response be if they find out their kid or their school district is pushing social emotional learning? You've got to fight that. I would tell you that you need to understand and I've spoken to moms for liberty conference recently in front of all these moms, hundreds of moms. And I said, you know, what I want you to come home from this with, is this idea. If you knew, and I mean this, this is what social emotional learning really is and I'm skipping a few details to get to it, but if you knew you were sending your kids to a Maoist re-education prison for 35 hours a week, what would you do differently in your life? Because that is actually what it is. I read the books about Maoist thought reform, written by psychologists who studied people that were coming to Hong Kong fresh out of exile from China fresh out of Mao's prisons where they were indoctrinated into Maoist communism, and it's exactly the same program. So social emotional learning, if your kids, if it's happening, you have to fight it, I would tell you you need to protect your kids. If that means yanking them out of that school and guarding them, it means yanking them out of the school and taking whatever, extra steps you have to take to protect your children. It
Hong Kong population shrinks for 2nd year under virus curbs
"Hong Kong's government says its population has shrunk for a second year as antivirus controls hamper the inflow of new workers and births declined The territories census and statistics department has announced the population as of mid 2022 has declined by 1.6% from a year earlier to just over 7 million with the net outflow of just over 113,000 residents while less than a 5th of new residents arrived However the announcement gives no indication of how many thousands of people might have left due to the crackdown and a national security
Dana Goldberg and Stephanie Are Giddy Over This Week's Trump Raid
"Know what to say about how good this week has been and it's only Thursday still. I mean, it has been blissful. A G and I were talking about it on the podcast yesterday. She's just, you know, Trump's walking around going, I'm innocent, but which one of you has the wire? And then I said, but which one of you is bugged? Yes. Yes, Travis. Oh, we could say something on the safe. Mick Mulvaney was on scene, and this morning. He said that only 6 to 8 people know about that safe and Mar-a-Lago. Oh. Who could it be? Oh my God. It's like a game of clue. It's just getting. It's like mystery date, but better. Now he's going to be sad he wasn't there, Dana, 'cause the Trump lawyer said she saw ten to 15 FBI vehicles, including a rider truck. You know how he loves to pretend to drive the trucks. And drugs are a big trick. Do we have him doing it? I love big drops, Hong Kong. Doesn't he doesn't he always pretend? For photo ops to ride the stop reaching for the wheels, sir, you need to stop reaching for the wheel. Okay, she spoke to Trump while the raid was underway, and he expressed shock about the FBI search. This is massive job done right. Has required more than 1500 pieces of heavy equipment, one of the largest cranes anywhere in the world and look forward to seeing it. I love cranes. I love trucks of all. Not the rider trucks at the FBI. I took your illegal away and yes, this is but you know, the fact that he expressed shocking that this is what Mary Trump said yesterday, I think, is that this is the first time his life he's been without protection of the office of the presidency of the banks of his father. I mean, he's shocked because why wouldn't he be? He's gotten away with everything his entire life. But she's also said and we need to follow it. He's that list of inventory that he said he has. They're going to say they planted something. They were already starting to say that. That's what he's alluding to, and all of these will no one was there. The lawyers weren't there. The FBI agents had full reign. It's coming. So we all need to be prepared that it's coming. Yeah, I would say I was quoting Rachel Bennett offer earlier said, I think what we find at the end of the day is going to make our jaws drop as much as nothing you think nothing would surprise you about Donald Trump. What would be worth hiding and going to prison for for ten months? Jim Jordan seems to think it's golf balls. That's what they took boxes of golf balls and a raincoat. I'm like, he doesn't have a raincoat. He doesn't know how to use a rain umbrellas. So I'm sure that's not what's in the boxes, Jim.
Author Steven Mosher Explains How China Breeds Pandemics
"A major work is out now. I love these politically incorrect guides. I have learned an immense amount from them. And you have now a written when was it published just this week last week last month, the on off the presses, the publication date was this week, and so the politically incorrect guy to pandemics. I love it. There's no doubt it is now on my list to read because it's you and because it's the subject. So give me, give me some examples of a politically incorrect take on pandemics. Well, first of all, people need to know that China is the great breeding ground of pandemics, especially under the Chinese Communist Party. That back in 1958, there was something called the Asian fluid killed a million people around the world. Why? Because when it originated in South China in the province of guizhou in the southwest of China, the Chinese Communist Party covered it up. It did not see fit to notify the World Health Organization that there was a dangerous new virus on the loose, the tens of thousands of Chinese were dying. And it became a pandemic and spread around the world. Only later did genetic evidence trace it back to China. A far too late to do any good in terms of curbing the pandemic. Same thing happened again. Same playbook, 1967, 68, with what was called the Hong Kong flu. Now, Dennis, it wasn't the Hong Kong flu. It was the Mainland China flu, the people of Hong Kong were furious at being having it mislabeled. But China did the same thing. The Chinese Communist Party did not notify the World Health Organization, covered up the epidemic, let it spread around the world until over a million people died. But the real, the real troubling episode and the one that should have clued us into the danger from China as the great breeding ground of pandemics happened in 2002, 2003. This was the SARS one coronavirus epidemic. We're living through the SARS two. SARS one happened. I began in November 16th of 2002, when a snake cellar in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong became ill with a coronavirus, a snake coronavirus, in that case, not a bad coronavirus. And he died fairly quickly after that. Thousands of people died in China in the months following. And what did China do? The Chinese Communist Party hid the breakout of this deadly coronavirus. It silenced whistleblowers. It did not notify the World Health Organization, and it was only when Canadian intelligence thank God, Canadian intelligence services picked up wire transmissions in China about the spread of a dangerous new virus that the world went to China and said, what's going on and China belatedly admitted that it had an epidemic on its hands
Dan Horowitz: Masks Are a Religious Article for Government Control
"No this is the new man of the cloth It's a sacred article It's a religious article It's a religious belief And there's a lot involved here Number one it's very visible So it's a constant reminder of subjugation Yes That you are under our control It's a constant reminder of fear and panic It also is part of a dehumanization program If they want us all to be a bunch of QR codes this is what they're doing in China and Hong Kong now they're nothing more than an item in the grocery store that you have to check your QR code So you take away your face made in the image of God and also there's things you're taking away your immune system and the image of God A lot of people don't realize that you know when you ask what's the first line of defense with your immune system They'll think well the macrophages and lymphocytes and T cells It's actually your skin Because it can only enter your body in certain places And God did not design you to have a conduit elongating that entire process And so it's not surprising that every insane thing that the government has told us to do turns out not only not to work but causes harm and I mention in here also was an Italian study that really did not get enough attention Could you imagine that they never bothered to study for years for ready two years whether this increases your CO2 levels putting this over your face having children wear it in the heat Do you know that in some military bases in a 100° heat there still doing drills with this And what does that give you an Italian pre printed study came out in May that showed that usage was associated with an increase in health due to level that's greater than the safe level and this was after just a short period of wearing it This is not okay
World's oldest male giant panda dies at age 35 in Hong Kong
"The world's oldest ever male panda in captivity has died at age 35 On on the panda was popular with visitors at Hong Kong's ocean park fans stop by to take pictures of a photographic memorial in the enclosure where he lived for most of his life In a statement the theme park noted that on on live to the respectable age of 35 the equivalent of a 105 for a human on on's companion Zsa Zsa a female panda who also held a world record by living to the age of 38 passed away in 2016 The company's chairman Paulo Pong set his cleverness and playfulness will be dearly missed The geriatric panda was moved off display in recent weeks as his health deteriorated he suffered from high blood pressure became less active and had stopped eating solid food before he was euthanized to prevent further suffering I'm Jennifer King
Hong Kong book fair kicks off with fewer political books
"The Hong Kong book fair has opened with fewer political books this year The main organizer of the book fair says it did not screen the books for sale KA Wong a guest curator at the house of Hong Kong literature says China has tightened censorship and there is the attack on the economy because of the coronavirus pandemic It's sure not an easy to blast to put up a booth in the book fair and being selected here The book fair is one of the largest in Asia novel is Gabriel sang says they have to walk a fine line They have to do is to deliver our work to our readers so that they can know our ideas If this can not be done then our
Dems Want to Jail People Who Question the Efficacy of Vaccines
"And The New York Times wrote this article in 2021 I was talking about before the break and this is what they said I remember reading this and I was like you know do you think The New York Times is aware that this is what's happening in the United States Are they essentially writing this And I'm thinking to myself this is basically might as well be writing about America right now but all right so The New York Times wrote this They said residents now swarm police hotline with reports about disloyal neighbors or colleagues The Hong Kong police had opened a hotline for reporting suspected violations of the security law and in the 6 month period of time there were more than a 100,000 messages And just at 6 months I mean if you guys remember mayor de Blasio at one point had opened up a social distancing tip line so you could like snitch on people But remember always keep this in mind Snitches end up in ditches just to let you know So don't be a snitch Nobody likes to snitch But anyways so he had set that up And then if you look at there was this Rasmussen pool that just blows my mind but it makes a ton of sense It's very instructive for the way the left operates and the way they think But almost half of Democrats wanted to find and imprison people Purely just for questioning the efficacy of vaccines So people like me you know nearly half of Democrats wanted people like me and some sort of government gulag This is according of Democrats that is And unfortunately I moved down here in Florida so that's not going to happen Maybe if I was still back in New York fortunately I've got the best governor in the country a real leader governor Ron DeSantis who has been leading the fight for freedom showing the rest of the country There's a different way But probably if we didn't have the Second Amendment maybe I would have ended up in a gulag Do you think they allow for bring your own wine or something
Which Nation Is More Motivated to Go to War?
"Should be biased in the American direction. You should be wanting America to win any conflict. So if we were kind of in a coma for 30 years and we snap out of it and they said, okay, which side is more ready for war? Well, let's look at something that really can't be measured, motivation. Which nation is more motivated right now. The Chinese Communist Party or the American government. Now our government is motivated to put our entire country through the shredder, China is taking land. They have eliminated Hong Kong. It's done. It's over. Hong Kong is nothing but a memory. I'm struck by that famous scene in 1984, great book, all of you should read it at least once a year. You'll find something new every time. Where they just cross stuff out in the newspaper. They set up that didn't exist. That didn't exist, that is precisely what they did to Hong Kong. It doesn't exist anymore. Are you kidding me? Hong Kong is nothing more than a memory. And in fact, that memory we are going to eliminate Hong Kong is actually now call I want to make sure I get this right. That's right. It is the minor area of south Shenzhen. That's Hong Kong. The beautiful history and once free place of Hong Kong has been eliminated. So do you think we're prepared for the next military conflict?
Hong Kong lifts flight ban citing 'little effect' on COVID
"Hong Kong has announced that it is shelving a COVID flight band measure that has left dozens of flights canceled in recent months government officials announced the city will no longer ban arriving flights because they had brought in passengers that tested positive for COVID-19 Previously a 5 day flight route ban was imposed on airlines of at least 5 passengers tested positive for the coronavirus on arrival That has caused about a hundred flight cancellations since the beginning of the year The measure which thwarted travel plans for thousands of people was reversed after officials reviewed data and took into account the current peak period for international students
Hong Kong's John Lee stresses balance in easing quarantine
"Hong Kong's new leader John Lee says since taking office he will work on easing restrictions for travelers while balancing the risks of a coronavirus outbreak overwhelming the healthcare system Speaking at his first news conference Lee says Hong Kong's and international city and his conscious of the need for it to remain open and convenient to travelers the city's health minister is evaluating data to determine how the quarantine duration could be adjusted and would formulate options for lead to consider Hong Kong and Mainland China are among the few places in the world that still quarantine arrivals to reduce the spread of the virus two and a half years into the pandemic I'm Charles De
Ship sinks in storm off Hong Kong, dozens of crew in danger
"An industrial support ship operating in the South China Sea has sunk in a storm with over two dozen crew members feared dead Rescue planes and helicopters were dispatched to the area with at least three crew members being brought to safety emergency services footage showed one crew member being airlifted onto a rescue helicopter as wild ways slashed below them The accident occurred about a 186 miles south of Hong Kong Hong Kong's flying service said that crew members were negotiating difficulties brought on by severe tropical storm chaba The storm was packing maximum winds of 68 mph
"kong" Discussed on Code Story
"Ups and downs, and then we open-sourced Kong and here we are. With the original API marketplace and with after the pivot. You had to make certain decisions and tradeoffs about what you were going to start with. What you were going to accept to do in the beginning feature wise and what technical debt you were going to be okay with. So tell me about some of those decisions and tradeoffs you had to make and what sort of how you coped with those decisions. You see, when we do something, we are so deep into the product and our beliefs. That it is very beneficial to take a step back and just have conversations with early adopters and early users. I mean, there is nothing better than anybody can do other than speaking. With the users and the people that are showing interesting to the product. And being able to account for that, we're building the features. You see there is a certain degree of technical web. The technical debt is inevitable. Everybody is going to be creating it. Every line of code is technical. And that's okay. We just how it is. But there is technical depth in the features. And then there is technical depth in the architecture. Now, the thing about architecture is that it's very hard to change later on. So when a user asks us for a new feature down the road or a better way of doing something, that's very easy to build openings consider. But changing how fundamentally the product works. That's a decision that's very hard to revert down the road. And so when we looked at technical debt, especially in the early days, we were trying to categorize that that into two different fields. Is it an architectural technical debt? We have to fix this now or this is going to bite us later, or is it a feature technical thing? And if it's a feature technical debt, then you go through the prioritization process to determine, okay, how many people are asking for days and if there are enough people asking for it, you put it at the top of your list and you build it. But architectural technical debt that was the one that has always been worrying me the most. And that's the one that we really worked hard to prevent from having, because it's very hard to revert not the road. From the point of the pivot, right? The pivot was successful. Right. From that point, how have you progressed the product and tweet a product and how have you matured them and I'm curious how you build your road map and decide, okay, this is the next most important thing to build. Kong is an open-source, if you wish open core company. So the API gateway product that we created at first, essentially allows developers and architects to provide a modern API infrastructure for security for logging, observability, traffic control governments, and science support, on top of every API that anybody's building. Building the API is half of the job. The other half is making sure that we have the right API infrastructure to run it. APIs are products. Therefore, like any other product, they need to have a life cycle of decommissioning window, new versions, new releases and signs so far. Now, when it comes to the actual capabilities of the product and the way we looked at features and road map, there was a set of features that we wanted to build because it was enabling use cases that we thought the world would need. And then it was a 50% of those features where essentially we were just listening what users and customers wanted from us. In an open-source business like ours, it is very important to set expectations right early on. Open-source is human humanized social coding if you wish in a sense that open-source requires a community of people that come along and build features together. And like any other social human interaction, it is very important that in open-source as well, we do set the right expectations with the community. And that's very hard to do. And as easy as it sounds, that's why most open-source projects fail because they fail to set these expectations, or they break down, they break these expectations down the road and that breaks the trust. It's very hard to recover from that. Like any human interaction really. It doesn't have to be open-source. It can be a friend. You know, in a friendship, there are expectations. If those expectations are broken, there is lack of trust in the friendship is not a friendship anymore. Likewise, the underlying human element that drives our friendships and our human behaviors, in a way, also expands to open-source software, because at the end of the day, it's a bunch of people building something together. And it was very we spent lots of time trying to figure out what was the right, the right lining the same, the right expectations that we would set with the community of what goes open-source and what goes in the commercial product. Open-source is free to use, but it's not free to build. And so I think that the first expectation anybody who's really trying to build a business around open-source should set is that there is going to be a commercial set of features or support or services that are, of course, not going to be available in the open-source. That again is a very important decision making in early on in every open-source project that wants to build a business. I consider this as important as the architecture of the software, it's an important decision, because essentially it is the architecture of the business itself. And then once that expectation is being said, these are the things that we're going to be doing open-source. And these are the things that are a little bit more advanced, and they're going to be available through a commercial relationship, then the rest of the road map, you build by 50% by being a visionary in your space, and the other 50% trying to listen to people and listen to customers and listen to users and simply trying to understand what they're trying to build and prioritize their ask on a spreadsheet. Product building, there is a component that's visionary and that's always lots of fun. But it's very hard to pull out to cloud because not everybody knows for certain what the future is going to look like. But asking users and customers what they want to build, that's the best way to build product road maps because you're hearing it from the folks and the people that are going to be using the product in production. And at the end of the day, whatever we build has to cater to them. And so collecting these requirements truly is a bunch of lines on a spreadsheet and a bunch of plus ones, depending how many people want it. And what people want the most, it's gonna.
"kong" Discussed on Smash Boom Best
"Your monster mansion. We want to know what makes your dig so jaw droppingly fantastic, our own went first last time, so Tom, you're up. Let's hear about King Kong's crib. Oh, hello. Hello. You're the reporter from Manchin's magazine, right? Arthur Kong, nice to meet you. I know what you're thinking. King is just a title, though. Arthur is my real first name. Come on in, the pool people are here. They're filling the pool. What can I say? My man is a museum, tall ceilings, tall doorways, that's important. Never forget the doorways. You will bump your noggin in nothing flat. Now. Let's see. Oh, yes. This is the banana room. It has a shoot, so the delivery people can just dump the whole truck of bananas straight in from the driveway. I love technology. Speaking of technology, did you know the technology used on my first film? Revolutionary. The special effects had just never been done before. They used stop motion animation and matte painting, rear projection, and miniatures all to make me look so alive to those audiences back in 1933. You know, there were even reports of some people fainting because it all just seemed so real. Can you believe that? Well, I guess that's why I'm number 41 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 years, 100 movies. Oops, oops. You won't find Godzilla on that list. Yeah. The plaque is over there next to the reproduced skeletons of all the dinosaurs I felt on skull island. Oh, how I miss that place. Oh. Will you excuse me? Hello, this is Arthur. It's my agent. Hey, Marty, what do you got? Commercial, how much? Yeah, when? Yeah, take it. Bye. Oh, so sorry. It looks like we'll have to cut this interview short. So good of you to come. Listen, if you come back in 9 or ten days, those folks out back should have the pool filled. Bring a towel. Okay. Tata for now. Peek inside a monster ranch and sounds pretty groovy. All right. Tell us about Godzilla's gargantuan villa. Hey, Zilla gang. Welcome to monster cribs. The only show where we show you what it's like to live like the king of the monsters. Now some monsters have caves, others have forests, but Godzilla.
"kong" Discussed on Smash Boom Best
"Reason, King Kong was also an innovator at amusement parks. Universal Studios has had Kong themed rides like confrontation and King Kong encounter and skull island, reign of Kong for decades. You ride through and suddenly a life sized animatronic Kong appears. Towering above the cart, you're riding in. No man, what memories, huh? And like all Kong related things, these rides use special effects that are cutting edge and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Meanwhile, the first permanent Godzilla themed ride and an amusement park just opened. This year, in Japan, King Kong, first again, you know, I hate to do this because I feel like I've just been taking a huge Kong fist to Godzilla. Pummeling him to bits in this declaration of greatness. But I just have to. Godzilla was a Japanese creation, and we're using the English version of the name, Godzilla. In Japan, this lizard atomic breath monster is called Godzilla, and that word, it's a mash up of two other words in Japanese. Gorillas and Cora. Those are the Japanese words for gorilla and whale. Godzilla's original Japanese name means guerrilla whale. Hello, guerrilla, homage to Kong, anyone. If it's not perfectly clear to everyone by now, the point here isn't who can destroy more stuff or has cooler powers in this world of super sized destructive monsters, Kong is king. He's a trendsetter and literally the reason all the others came along. And unlike that bully Godzilla, who's only setting is temper tantrum, you want King Kong on your side. Oh, he'll bust some heads, too, but there's a chance of getting through to his heart, his ginormous, ginormous heart. A multifaceted argument for the sensitive and entertaining King Kong, Elijah, what'd you think about that argument? The first thing that I stuck with me is the King Kong always comes first. I hate being second. I hate losing. I like being the original. And I think that that was one of the main things that stuck out to me. And the fact that they say that King Kong is just so loving and supportive and he's just a good way to get through to him. I think that that was something good to know. Very good. Well, on our own, it is time for your rebuttal. You've got 30 seconds to blast your competition, and your time starts now. What can we say about King Kong? I don't need to talk about the apes racist origins or problematic history of grabbing ladies through windows. I can talk about his massive size. And that's all. If you want to see how interesting King Kong is don't go to the movies, go to a zoo because he really is just a big ape. I mean, the only cool things about apes are their use of tools in the possibility of using sign language..
"kong" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Kong permanent resident and you commit a crime outside the hong kong s the. I think that insults everybody in this session but to just add to that. It's not what happens in the session and unfortunately it could be everything that we might have said. Thirty years ago or what we might have said in a classroom. Or what is the the really quick. Go back under non-retroactivity. Unless we really stop. You know that truck. From rolling over everyone. I want to say. We only have fifteen minutes left. And i want to emphasize that most dentists and sharon have written many things that are eye-opening in highly informative about this subject and apropos of yesterday's hearing of the us china economic and security review commission I've just read before the program before teen age single-spaced testimony submitted by michael davis. That is there another admirable analysis. What's taking place and if you're new to the game that's wonderful place to start to but let's get the next question august. We'll take the next question from don clark. Please accept the on mute now. Prompt pie this actually just to answer jerry's question about a liability and there's an interesting kind of story there because when the national security law i came out of course everybody was asking this very question. What about you know. Foreigners non hong kong residents non-citizens who outside of hong kong You know make remarks You know allegedly promoting hong kong independence and the hong kong government put out a video featuring very charming young woman. Who said everybody's asking this question are known in. Are foreigners going to be reliable and You know this is the worst. You don't need to worry as long as you don't say anything. Subverting hong kong independence you're not liable. So they made very clear. Yeah the answer is yes. Non hong kong citizens outside of kong. Saying something that offends the hong kong government. You are liable so i think even passing through hong kong airport is probably not a wise idea. Thank or don. If i may just add that if you have commemorated the june fourth tenement massacring you could be charged for subversion which is what's happening to the leader of the hong kong alliance group done. I'm relying on the fact that i'll get a suspended sentence because find older..
"kong" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"The wolf characterization not mine beijing itself admitted it was the wolf and so did hong kong essay our government when it arrested a hong kong Social worker who published a book showing sheep and wolves so somebody was the wolf. So what's to be done. All of the actions that have been done. The the the the negative. The pew charitable trust it a june twenty twenty one survey showing that most of the public that have high negative perceptions of china and had percentages between seventy five sixty eighty six percent who viewed that china was not respecting the rights of his people. This was june twenty twenty one all of the statements of concern and condemnation by governments and ios international experts. All of this has not really slowed down the crackdown. So let me offer to quick suggestions. One is let's take article four and five seriously. use it or lose it. We cannot afford to throw the baby out with the bathwater and we cannot just simply dismiss a tool with the simple dismissal and For our participants who has spent decades working on legal reform in the mainland. I am inspired that. No one is giving up legal reform. Notwithstanding ninety nine percent plus conviction rate of the criminal legal system nevertheless we still persist and legal reform. So let us not dismiss article foreign five because of the imperfections of a un or international human rights system. The second suggestion are wanna say is that we need to maintain attention to the cases underway. It is complex overlap. Many of the thousands for the alab cases from two thousand nineteen or overlapping with the twelve. As well as the forty seven. So i think we really need to maintain attention to this. What happens to them. Democracy dies in darkness but the protection of the rights of the people in custody cannot also disappear into a black hole and this requires all of us to be paying. Attention are specific platforms. Perhaps jerry we can talk about and that is that could be deployed like the olympics. Twenty twenty two a hong kong upcoming iccpr review at the un and etc. But i i look forward to the discussion. And because there's quite a rich and diverse depths of expertise and i look forward to the passions and discussions. We've heard a second very powerful than comprehensive statement. I'd like to begin the discussion by five o'clock. A we have a few minutes for my own immediate questions In listening to these wonderful talks it seemed to me. there are three other issues. I'd like to hear more about first of all and this is a matter of concern to all of us taking art here is. Are we by holding this meeting in violation of the national security law hong kong. We haven't focused yet on the overseas. Reach that the pr. See the hong kong government claims to have in exercising jurisdiction of what we say outside of hong kong. We're not chinese nationals..
"kong" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Listener. Since mike schneider here and molina welcome back to talking tech mike. I know that you've talked about getting your love video games from the arcade. A certain arcade game is having a big anniversary this year. That's right brett. The video game donkey kong arrived in arcades forty years ago in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and joe dis one of the contributors among the usa today gaming community recently wrote up an appreciation of the game which helped nintendo begin. Its dominance as a video game company. Now i'm sure most people remember the game but if you don't hear some basics donkey kong is captured. Your girlfriend pauline. And taking her to the top of a skyscraper that's in the progress of being constructed so along the way you have to chase him on these beams and ladders and have to avoid like barrels that he does it you you can jump over them and avoid some fireballs that he tosses at you which you wouldn't ordinarily think about fireballs with the giant apes but anyway that's part of the game By the way your character at the time was known as jumped man but he certainly has a look of a plumber and eventually he became mario and has been starting the games ever since. Now i remember playing this game in the arcades. But i have to admit i was a bit more partial to tempest and frogger. Yeah i remember that donkey kong cabinet. It's probably one of my favorite cabinets of all time as far as like the look of it and just the feel of it. I never was super graded donkey kong. Like i could get through the first level pretty well but then there was that level right after where it had the moving platforms like to the right side where they went up and down. I always struggled with that one. That was always the one that caught me every time i did. I never got very far in the game. Either i certainly never saw the part where you in rescue pauline. Only way ever saw that was by watching. You know the people that would be in the world video game hall of fame. Yeah exactly and what. I didn't remember was that this was the first video game. That revealed the fully developed story as you played Joe compared this to pacman which is basically innovating game with no real storyline in donkey. Kong was clear that you had to keep pursuing a defeat donkey kong to free pauline Also the game was developed by shigeto miyamoto who would go on to help. Create nearly one hundred games including legend of zelda various mario games and other donkey kong canes plus the also created we fit and we music which ended up being huge hits so four years after donkey kong came out antenna released its intendo entertainment system in the us and the rest is video game history. Speaking of video game history. Just as joe wrote up his appreciation donkey kong. So can you submit a column about video game topic. That's near to your heart now. They could be pasted directly.
"kong" Discussed on Factually! with Adam Conover
"Of course hong kong people were not so stupid. Were bit skeptical. You've beijing was going to keep the promises but stan if you're not given the choice you're not really given any say on what you know what is possibly which is not acceptable. But this is the only thing. Take it or leave it. And then so many people including myself. The time was like okay. You know this is what we have to live with. And at the same time also. That's the joints decoration. Promised tonkin people would be able to hong kong. And that's essentially also gave rise to this hong kong democracy movement while the future is going to be written by us and so in the mid one thousand nine hundred eighty s there was also this flourishing of civil society and political groups trying to really rice the future because they signed a british joins decoration would have to be turned into a a basic law hongkongers mini-constitution but promulgated by beijing only. I should note start to hong kong by the time. Enjoy a lot of freedoms but it's not quite democracy. So this is why why the emergence of a democracy movement really stimulated by this british joins decoration. It's not a lot of people were saying. You know the British shoot london. You're so hypocritic. Now you keep talking about democracy but you get really give hong kong people democracy. I wants to add that every step of the way. Whenever britain on the to introduce some measure of democracy to hong kong beijing object so immediately in the mid eighties hong kong people were mobilizing to try to get democracy because people already understood at the time that the freedoms and rice that punk and people were enjoying time with not really be protected without some octopussy so the united kingdom began to introduce representative government in hong kong but then beijing objected. And then you came back down So so to me. It sounds like the really important part. Is that hong kong had a very distinct political culture at this point that there were these freedoms rights a civil society. I assume you had professors writing about the importance of democracy and free speech..
"kong" Discussed on Russia Rising
"Am feeling very very proud of hong kong today because we have once again Proved that first of all we off. He spoke If there is no police no violence. That is what we have proof today and also We have flu proved our flexibility and our ability to overcome all these challenges that have been thrown into away by the hong kong and beijing government. Ho was born in hong kong but moved to montreal as a child in nineteen eighty eight. She i developed a taste for activism during the quebec referendum in nineteen ninety five the following year. She returned to hong kong to take part in the new talent singing awards. It's an annual televised contest. Sort of like hong kong's version of american idol Talk much to her surprise. Ho won the contest and she chose to remain in hong kong to pursue her musical career. Eventually she became one of the city's biggest pop stars and activists in twenty twelve. She was the first hong kong celebrity to come out as a lesbian. She later became a director of stand news. A pro-democracy digital news outlet and a couple of years ago. Oh even addressed the united nations calling for china to be removed from the human rights council despite being interrupted a couple of times by a chinese diplomat. China is denying its obligations. The one-country-two-systems is nearing steph. Protests are still ongoing. There's a point of order. I give to china for her efforts. Oh has faced both arrest and significant commercial backlash but she soldiered on marching among the crowds at protests after protests calling on the international community including her former home and native land to stand on guard for hong kong really. I think this is a very global issue. That we are facing. There is not enough pressure from whether it's the canadian government or even the british or Everywhere i think i can understand that. The economy and the economic side of things where countries they have been tied With china on on the financial side and then No somehow not these governments. They might think that there is not much they can do. But you know we all this global community and if countries came together to deal with the situation then i think they are things that can be done. Western leaders seemed reluctant to get involved but many voice their support for the peaceful protests in hong kong canadian prime minister justin trudeau said. He was extremely concerned about the situation in hong kong and called for authorities there to listen to the very serious concerns brought forward by chinese citizens a few weeks after that massive protests in august twenty nineteen the hong kong government finally bowed to public pressure and formerly withdrew the extradition bill. A couple of months later in november hong kong held local elections which resulted in a stunning victory the pro democracy opposition in hong kong celebrating a landslide victory in local elections almost three million people. A record seventy one percent of voters went to the polls yesterday pro democracy candidates one eighty percent of the contested district council seats. Denise ho says that record voter turnout was. Thanks in large part to a surge of young hongkongers who had also been a major forest behind the demonstrations in the six months leading up to the election. Seventy three percent of voters under the age of thirty five cast a ballot the highest of any age group. I am so proud of our young generation because they have been leading us into these protests with the courage with The the the fearlessness. Face off the all kinds of police brutality that we have been seeing and so You know personally i. I'm choosing to stand by them and stand with them because they are safeguarding. The future of hong kong which is something that we should have done but after months of pro-democracy protests and that stunning election results in twenty nineteen. The chinese communist party had seen enough and then beijing stephan. That's j. c. Again a hong kong resident from montreal whom we heard from earlier when i first met him twenty nineteen he and many other protesters were happy to provide their names and show their faces for interviews. But not anymore. Jc asked us not to reveal his last name pointing to hong kong's new national security law which he says changed everything it crystallized the fact that we end reach a point of no return. China's national security law went into effect on july first twenty twenty and it dramatically expanded the chinese central government's powers in hong kong. The law covers four key. Areas of criminal activity secession subversion terrorism and collusion with foreign or external forces. Immediately some hongkongers feared the law would empower authorities to arrest anyone who criticized the chinese government but the activists to the legislation was complicated by cova in nineteen j. c. says the pandemic provided cover for beijing to usher in the new legislation without worrying about sparking mass protests or even elections at the end of Twenty nineteen and into twenty twenty. Right we got into kovin and this actually gave a very good excuse for the government to to start by clamping down on any kind of mass gathering and then What was a big sign is that there was supposed to be elections. Which were postponed. And the argument was that we will postpone the elections because of cova. And and little that we knew damn is that it was actually to fully implement does and sal Measures the national security law or nsl also spawned the creation of a new chinese security agency in hong kong which was empowered to investigate cases and bring defendants to trial on the mainland. Those convicted under the nfl face. Maximum sentences of life imprisonment but china's foreign ministry said it would only be used to target very few.
"kong" Discussed on Russia Rising
"Union. Jack was lower. The chinese flag was raised in its place at midnight. The british government officially handed over responsibility for hong kong to the people's republic of china marking end of one hundred and fifty six years of british rule. But there was a catch on. Kong's handover agreement included a constitutional guarantee of special status for hong kong. It's called one country. Two systems chapter one article. Five of the hong kong constitution reads the socialist system and policies shall not be practiced in the hong kong. Special administrative region and the previous capitalist system and way of life shall remain unchanged for fifty years under the agreement on kong would essentially maintain. Its atonomy except in matters of foreign affairs. National defense it. Also guaranteed hongkongers would continue to enjoy democratic freedoms and human rights including freedom of speech assembly and the press hong kong was to be an a wasilla of civil liberties living in the shadow of authoritarian at the handover ceremony. Prince charles gave a speech. Signaling hope for the future. Britain is part of hong kong's history and hong kong is part of britain's history. We are also part of each other's future. We are confident that the ties between us will not only enjoy but will continue to develop and for a time they did. Hong kong prospered as one of the world's major financial hubs nicknamed asia's world city a capitalist gateway connecting communist china to the western world. And as i mentioned under the terms of the handover that one country two systems arrangement was to last for fifty years until twenty forty seven. But today you'd almost never know it but right now it's it's quite dire matt's. Jc he and his wife are canadians from montreal. They've been living in hong kong for twelve years. I i met the couple back in two thousand nine hundred nine when i was sent to hong kong to cover the protests against that proposed extradition bill. Jc and his wife were there fighting for their adopted home. Name must be supported must be helped in keeping the the lifetime they've been having been on. The protests against the extradition law began in march of twenty nineteen with the city at the government headquarters and the demonstrations continued every week for months and grew larger.
"kong" Discussed on Russia Rising
"Two million people a quarter of the city's population march through the streets. And i interview one of the most prominent members of the pro democracy movement then twenty two year old named joshua wong in the reason rally with two people inside dougherty from the generation of baby boomers to manuals from youngster. Elderly from grassroot upper class elites all we strike dougherty and he with alcoa on democracy and freedom by september twenty nineteen it appeared the pro democracy movement had won a major victory. The hong kong government withdrew the extradition bill. The protesters were filled with hope. Well what a difference a couple of years can make. We begin with that breaking news where in beijing china's parliament has reportedly passed a controversial national security law four hong kong dozens of pro democracy advocates for rounded up in simultaneous police raids hong kong democracy activist joshua wong has been arrested are jeff simple senior correspondent for global news and this is china rising episode seven hong kong.
"kong" Discussed on Front Burner
"The for philip as much as the umbrella movement rallied incredible support and really bound people together in a single hong kong identity. The demands made by protesters for more democratic elections. Were unmet and that was incredibly painful to deal with. I will suffering from the failure of two thousand fourteen us. Whoa because we try every single way of peaceful protests literally every single way like steel but way like sitting on there on the streets campaign talking to the government in the meeting room like this leader student either at a time one of them is less necessary which is in in those forty seven people arrested on the laterals kotil off. There's five student leader trying to negotiate with a that time carry them is one of the representatives. They try to talk with them in a meeting room and four or five got into the show after the umbrella movement and.
"kong" Discussed on Front Burner
"I think the moment when. I decided that i had no longer stay in. Hong kong was on august thirtieth in twenty nineteen. So that night after. I finish my dance. Performance wanchai. I was waiting for the bus to get home at that time. When i was waiting at the bus. Stop amass cket man in white t shirt show up out of nowhere and just beat me up with rattan cane further pressure social idea in order to do i was not alone at the bus. Stop like There were free men including me waiting for for the bus. Our standing in the middle of the line and that person managed to recognize me by the back by my back. Like i was not facing him that though he was attacking me from my back in a new at the point that it was not a random attack. Light is not some random terrorist attack attacking normal pedestrians but they were targeting me. And what made you so sure that you were being targeted. There were free people waiting at the bus stop and he was coming from the direction of the back and from the left hand side so i was not the person that is closest to him when he's reaching to me so i'm in the middle of the line but he managed to pick me out of the people that are. We were waiting for a bus and.
"kong" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Like really dude. And so they lie. And it's like the only reason like they. They need him so that they can get power for themselves at the end. It's for the wrong reasons for big old good corporation america. So it's there is that you know that sense for me of like. Oh yeah. I'll always respect the story of king kong and i like that. It's not you know some you know. Of course respect the og stuff. But it's not a pretty blonde starlet woman. I'm tash that it's not. I don't want it to be. And actually my person that i really liked jia because like they. They don't her enough credit. They're like like she was targeted calling the whole time. She's got to tell you guys because he would have used that information for yourselves. And i knew you would have so look where we are now you wanting me to lie to like basically my best friend to send him into. I don't even fully no because you guys are trying not to tell me things when he's basically like fading out and she's feeling the ground that actress her first. Her for him hottie. Yeah kelly huddle hoddle huddle auto comes from a family of all. They're all deaf which is interesting really glad that they did not hire someone who is now nonstop on a person. Yeah yeah i mean yeah. Oh she was great. There is a lot of weight to king kong story in all in general and i mean like the whole story with cosco island. I've like stopped trying to kill me and trying to fend you guys but the everyone keeps go targeting kong as a monster were in all you know where where does godzilla come from. Is like an allegory nuclear bomb. You know i'm like there's a monster from overseas so there's a difference of two story so of course like if you're going to paint one as a hero pile kong and knock got. Yeah i just. I i always been a godzilla fan so i was surprised by the end of this the way that they did things that i was confident. Instead still love my big lizard with lasers. But but i mean i think the cool thing they do is that godzilla was literally to die without congress. Help and godzilla sees there's commentary to godzilla vs godzilla kong as a threat when he has a weapon but not one thousand weapon. You know like what does that saying about people tools and things that can make them better so But yeah i like that. King kong gets the gets the be the one that destroys mecca. Godzilla kwan sad. My kenan didn't pan out. Yeah yeah the the head really consciousness really for you. I do although i and calms i just i. I want to show you something. This is my bowl of information and exposition. Now i'm just going to feed it to you. It was just like the whole movie there so many times where it was just like. What's that Well it's this and this this this oh here. Here's the page twenty expedition. Here's the page thirty experts because there are so many times volume our like. Thank you for telling me. Oh okay. I think big one was like the the amount of energy to charge up that heave thing would light up dude that so going to be using. They're just like well. How does that work. Well blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Cool and..
"kong" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"For me i finally get to explain so that That jeff that gif that i posted a donkey kong like having sat down shaking it. My favorite is wrong. Because the whole time i was watching it i was like all we actually mapped out that this happened over the course of like two or three days and i was like this is like kong's no good very bad weekend. He's just having a bad time. He saved this child promise to protect her for all time and over the course of like two or three days had his butt handed to him like three times got drugged and dragged ownership like had go to the arctic like woke up in the arctic. And then she's like go in this whole and he's like no is like maybe it's a good idea and he's like it's better than the shit like runs in and then gets fucking through a black hole. Then like falls.
"kong" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Up and this is a pg thirteen felons. I imagine being the kind of guy that would be like. What the f. guys. I'm about to ask them as But yeah it that was dope. I have a quick question for y'all before getting into the movie. Who did you think was going to win. Godzilla without a doubt. I kinda thought. Godzilla was gonna. I honestly i thought it was going to be a draw in some way i saw like the director saying like there's going to be for sure winner and to me. My mind was like well. They're making kong as a good guy. You kind of spoiled it like you should win but in my mind i'm like because has far range attacks like he's got range. Also we've had this will be his third movie. This'll be kong suck. We had more time. So i'm like i i feel like he's like godzilla also has like not. I don't wanna say other worldly powers but he has more to them. But i kept thinking about. King kongs like mobility like when i was watching him like he has a lot more like. But you were saying godzillas jonker like when he walked and king kong buys and like i was just like this is going to be close. I mean god. I feel like godzilla being able to breathe underwater and like being able to be underwater for a long period of time and above water and having lasers and log rainer lung capacity. There's just so many things that were on godzilla side. They've built up for him like the only thing that they really gave They gave king kong in this was he got bigger and you get a cool acts that eat. Some laser beams. Which with that acts wasn't that it didn't it. Look like a blade. Yeah it was it was it was a blade from still a creature. Yeah you'll like creature. It was like a one of the. I think it was one of the dorsal pheasants. Right where defends are spikes. Isn't that things not just a regular that someone died for that that is better..
"kong" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"King kong the shoulder back in place and then he has. This look like i'm about to ask some s up because this is a piece of thirteen nerd on what's up everyone. Welcome to nerd on the podcast. You didn't need but you deserve more. All levels of nerd are welcome. Your time has.
"kong" Discussed on Kush Conversations
"His usual fights me over. Never smoked you guys do hit this only had a few times man. I was walking gone gone gone is gone off canvas curtains. You know me. Hey, how's it going is gone. You have to explain your experience. I was like really baked but like right now looking back on that probably would really even prevalent. Hi. What's the most we'd that you guys have smoked and one session? And the most we'd smoked in a session. Yeah. At least an ounce. Probably probably more than that. Cuz we had a twenty one. We had a 21g joint and then we had like four extendos cuz everyone wanted to throw in one guy showed up with this 21 Grand joint wage and everyone else was like, okay. Well, we're already going to be fucking fried, but we have to pitch in so yeah, probably probably more of an ounce. I didn't know about mine. Then when you were their New Years, weren't you? yeah, we yeah, the 2019 New Year's going in the twenty20 the year before I didn't do shit. So I was like man, I gotta go all out. So I'm pretty sure I had bought a whole ounce and we rolled 12-1 Grand Blunts and then I roll a 12 Grand blunt for Swisher's that's it was natural definition of a King Kong finger dude, and we we just got our Uber cuz you know, we don't drive and toxicated and we go to this party home. I got this King Kong finger my hoodie Paul gave me cuz it's too big to put anywhere else and I'm a little fucked up. So we get to the party and I take off my sweatshirt. I was hot and then I forgot that the blunt was in my hoodie pocket still and this thing. Was broke in half just like my fucking heart saddest thing I've ever seen so we had to fucking chod blunt song about 6 grams each. And we ended up just fucking I'm pretty sure one of those broke again. So there's one three grand one corn dog buns your little three grand off that a six grand one, and I'm pretty sure Yeah, that was that was in fucking smoked didn't they but keep in mind. This was when cannabis became legal in the state of Illinois. We don't condone anyone smoking any illegal substances of cannabis isn't legal in your state and out of the legal age. Please don't smoke it off. That.