35 Burst results for "L. Korea"
North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul
"North Korea's claiming a disputed victory over COVID-19 and blaming Seoul The north leader Kim Jong-un has declared victory at a national meeting where his sister said Kim had suffered a fever himself and then laid dubious blame against South Korea for the outbreak While varying deadly retaliation North Korea's outbreak statements are widely doubted and are thought to be aimed at helping Kim maintain absolute control of the country Some experts believe the victory statement signals Kim's intent to move to other priorities but a concerned his sister's remarks could lead to a provocation I'm Charles De Ledesma
Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area
"South Koreans are dealing with the aftermath of record breaking rainfall Clean up and recovery efforts have gathered pace in the greatest sole region as sky is clear after rain had unleashed flash floods and killed at least 9 people Key workers or sinkholes in an apartment neighborhood and remove flood damaged cars from a parking lot 7 people remain missing in the greatest sole area following the heavy rains that swamped the region on Monday and Tuesday turning streets into car clogged rivers sending floods cascading into subway stations triggering landslides that crashed into roads and buildings and displacing more than 1800 people from their homes I'm Charles De Ledesma
Rains in S. Korea turn Seoul's roads to rivers, leave 8 dead
"Heavy rain has drenched South Korea's capital region leaving at least 8 people dead and others missing and turning the streets of one affluent sole district into a river Stranded partially submerged vehicles litter parts of Seoul while people with umbrellas weighed through the water in the heavy nighttime rain commuters slowly returned to work Tuesday morning after emergency crews worked through the night to clean up much of the mess but there were concerns about further damage as French rain is forecast for the second day in a row earlier commuters had evacuated as water cascaded down the stairs of one subway station like a waterfall and in a nearby city a rain weakened hillside collapsed into a university soccer field I'm Charles De Ledesma
How Fragile Is China Today? David Goldman Explains
"Fragile is China today? Demographically, especially after the decades of the one child rule. Is it a paper Tiger or can it overcome its internal limitations demographically? Well, it is fragile, but I don't think it's doomed. China took a population of poor farmers who had lots of kids, moved them to cities where the average person has 35 m² of living space, turned them into a modern country with very few children. As a result, their aging very quickly, their aging about as fast as Germany, not as not as fast as say either Japan or Korea or Taiwan. But ultimately, that's a crisis for them. The belt and road initiative. Has the purpose of requiring into the Chinese economy dozens of countries with lots of young people. If you don't have enough babies, you can do two things. One is you can get immigrants to come to you, young people, the other thing is you can export your capital to where there are young people and get them to work for you. So just in the past two years, China's exports to the global south have doubled.
The Inflation Increasement Act
"Secular fanaticism is the curse of 20th and 21st centuries. These people are fanatics. The mansion deal he calls it the bench and deal. Features massive new subsidies for solar and wind over the next few years, massive is correct. Plus tens of billions of dollars in other handouts designed to dramatically increase the percentage of these unreliable sources of energy on our grid. Number two, it aggressively restrict fossil fuels. It includes among other things new taxes on oil and gas. And worse of all, granting the Biden EPA essentially unlimited power, I don't understand that. Didn't think Supreme Court just ruled. Oh, but Congress can make a law. Well, they can make a lot of Supreme Court. It'll be going to court. Well, by the time it goes to court, everything will be shut down that matters. Essentially unlimited power to restrict fossil fuel projects. It gives billions of dollars to the left wing causes it includes billions for undefined environmental justice. Prager rule number 36. Whenever justice gets an adjective, it's not justice. Social justice is nothing to do with justice, environmental justice has nothing to do with justice. Racial justice has nothing to do with justice. Just know that. And you will begin to understand the double talk. You are willing and language of the left. There's justice, and there's injustice. Just like when you add a word to democracy, like people's democracy, it's a bad sign. North Korea, a gigantic concentration camp. Is the people's democratic republic of Korea. People's democratic. Okay. The White House commission report is an extreme environmental justice is an extreme left wing wish list. That says we must quote sunset investments by 2030. That is just 8 years from now. In fossil fuels plastics and are you ready? This proves that they're fanatics and lawyers. The environmentalist world. And nuclear power. It actually says we must sunset investment in nuclear power. They don't give a damn about carbon emissions, but give a damn about destroying the society we live in. Environmentalism is to the environment what communism was through workers. The great Green New Deal gives government limitless corruption inducing power. The deal itself has tens of billions that bureaucrats can allocate arbitrarily. Tens of billions. Manchin's requested permitting policies would give new illegitimate powers that are guaranteed to be exercised corruptly.
Where Is the Left's Criticism of Nancy Pelosi's Gas-Guzzling Flights?
"She goes to Asia, so supposedly is going to, she's in Singapore this morning. She's going to Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan, according to the official press release, that did not mention Taiwan, but as you know, there was a rumor that she was going to be stopping in Taiwan. So what could she possibly have to do in this region that is so important? That she would use the resources. And not to mention as some of you have on our tax line and your text or welcome 806 5 5 6 four 5 three. Not to mention the carbon footprint that all of these jet fuel guzzling aircraft are consuming. Now where are all the environmentalists? When it takes a motorcade of this degree to escort Nancy Pelosi to the Pacific through these Asian Pacific countries.
Pelosi lands in Singapore to kick off Asia tour
"There are still questions as to whether House speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Taiwan even as her Asia tour has already begun a person familiar with the matter says Pelosi and her delegation arrived in Singapore before dawn today Singapore's foreign ministry says Pelosi will meet with the country's president prime minister and a number of cabinet ministers Pelosi said over the weekend at a statement that she'd also visit Malaysia South Korea and Japan but she has not confirmed news reports that she also might visit Taiwan which China claims as its own territory in a phone call with president Joe Biden Chinese president Xi Jinping warned against meddling in Beijing's dealings with the island Donna water Washington
Pelosi confirms trip to Asia, but no mention of Taiwan
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi has confirmed that she will travel to Asia I'm Lisa dwyer with the latest House speaker Nancy Pelosi has confirmed that she will visit four Asian countries this week but there was no mention of a possible stop in Taiwan Such a visit has angered Beijing China claims Taiwan as its own territory Pelosi says that she is leading a congressional delegation to Singapore Malaysia South Korea and Japan Taiwan and China split in 1949 Both sides say they are one country but they disagree over which government is entitled to national leadership Washington is obligated by federal law to see that Taiwan has the means to defend itself a Taiwan visit by Pelosi would make her the highest ranking elected American official to visit Taiwan since a visit by former House speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997 I'm Lisa dwyer
NKorea claims no new fever cases amid doubts over COVID data
"North Korea is reporting no new fever cases for the first time since it abruptly admitted to its first COVID outbreak and placed its 26 million people under more draconian restrictions in May The government said today it had found zero fever patients in the latest 24 hour period the country's death count remains at 74 a mortality rate that would be the world's lowest if true There have been widespread outside doubts about North Korean statistics some experts say the government has likely manipulated the scale of illness and death to help leader Kim Jong-un maintain absolute control I'm Julie Walker
Samsung fined $9.8M for misleading Australian phone ads
"An Australian judge has ordered Samsung to pay $9.8 million in penalties for misleading advertising over how water resistant some models of smartphones are Justice Brendan Murphy has given South Korea based Samsung's Australian subsidiary 30 days to pay the fines the corporation has admitted to making false and misleading claims in advertisements between 2016 and 2018 about the water resistance of 7 models of galaxy smartphones The misleading ads had promoted the phone's water resistance and suitability for use in swimming pools and sea water but the charging ports could be damaged and stopped working if the phones were recharged while the ports were still wet I'm Charles De Ledesma
Kim threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, S. Korea
"North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly is threatening to use his nuclear weapons and potential military conflicts with the United States and South Korea the official Korean central news agency is reporting that Kim unleashed fiery rhetoric against rivals He says are pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war in a speech to war veterans Kim accused the U.S. of demonizing North Korea to justify its hostile policies and he called the U.S. gangster like for carrying out U.S. South Korea military drills targeting North Korea but blasting the north's military activities and apparent reference to its missile tests observers say while Kim is increasingly threatening his rivals with nuclear weapons it's unlikely he would use them first against the superior militaries of the U.S. and its allies I'm Donna warder
Why Harry Truman Refused to Drop the Atomic Bomb
"I love the conversational style that Truman uses here. He says, now once in a while, I'll get a letter from some impatient person asking, why don't we get it over with? Why don't we issue an ultimatum make all out war drop the atomic bomb? And for most Americans, the answer is quite simple. We're not made that way. We're a moral people, pieces are gold with justice and freedom. We can not of our very free will violate the principles that we are striving to defend. The whole purpose of what we're doing to prevent World War three, starting a war is no way to make peace. An interesting point of view there because, again, he viewed the involvement in Korea. He viewed the involvement of the use or non use of the atomic bomb, was that they were trying to avoid a war. And at this point in time, the lord had lived with the world he lived 8 years without any kind of other nuclear devices being used, atomic device being used, and he viewed that as a success. Now he also was very adamant in saying that, look, using these devices would end the Cold War. It would end the communists with me, but it also end hours as well. He understood that the forming doctrine of mutually assured destruction and that was what was coming on.
SKorea to lift ban on NKorea TV, newspapers despite tensions
"South Korea is to lift a ban of North Korea TV and newspapers despite tensions South Korea says it's going to lift its decades long ban on public access to North Korean media as part of its efforts to promote mutual understanding between the rivals in a policy report the south's unification ministry says the move will gradually open the door for North Korean broadcasts and when encourage North Korea to take similar steps experts say North Korea's unlikely to reciprocate because the flow of South Korean cultural and media content could pose a threat to its authoritarian leadership I'm Charles De
S. Korea expands booster shots as COVID-19 cases creep up
"Health officials in South Korea are expanding booster shots to adults 50 and over as COVID-19 cases creep up again across the country The 40,226 new cases marked the country's highest daily jump in more than two months although hospitalizations and deaths remain stable are top infectious disease expert attributing the rise to people's waning immunities following vaccinations and prior infections and a major removal of social distancing measures since April South Korea had previously given second booster shots just to people who are 60 or older and those with compromised immune systems I'm Charles De
Jack Posobiec Shares the Latest on the Assassination of Shinzo Abe
"Jack, welcome back to the program. You know, Charlie, we were just looking at that ourselves, and I was thinking that, you know, it turns out that Orlando is only about an hour and a half drive from there. So we're looking at obviously we're an east coast here on D.C.. So we might end up having to go just because the costs were so crazy because we want to bring the family. We want to bring the kids. We might end up flying into Orlando and then driving over to Tampa. Yeah, it's no joke, almost a $1000 a person from certain markets if you get a nonstop flight. It's unbelievable. Thanks Joe Biden. Thank you precisely. So Jack, the assassination of Abe is something that the media has just not really covered very much post the initial shock and awe, who did it and what are we missing in regards to this story? Well, so there's this individual who did it by the name of tetsuya. And he seems, as far as we can tell, the police are saying the Japanese police are saying that he confessed to them. Apparently because his mother was full, was joined one of these sort of like Christian offshoot cult organizations. There's a lot of these that operate throughout Japan and South Korea. She had been donating so much of her money to this thing that it turns out that they didn't have any money then to inherit or for him to inherit as, as her son, and so this guy went completely nuts, then starts building guns in his home. Keep in mind, there's something that people, I think, for the Charlie Kirk show, will want to know that the private ownership of firearms in Japan is strictly regulated. You do not have them. This is not something that's heard of in Japan that people just go out and get fired. It's certainly not the United States. It's not even Europe in terms of that. And so the issue then becomes he builds these things in his home and then decides to go kill Abe because he believes that Abe has some connection to this group and then goes walks up right behind him with what appears to be, right? You know, sort of homemade sort of shotgun. And I was able to use that to shoot him in the back. Yeah, so
Dr. Naomi Wolf Discusses Substance-Induced Psychosis
"But what I really want to focus on is the idea here of the over prescription of antidepressants and these other interventions. And to help us unpack that, someone who I really enjoy having on, the author of the bodies of others, the new authoritarians COVID-19, and the war against the human, the author of which is doctor Naomi wolf, doctor welcome back to the program. Thank you so much, Charlie. It's really great to talk to you. Please call me Naomi. Naomi, thank you for joining us again. So give us your thoughts here, nihilism, mixed with these incredibly, let's say, powerful pharmacological compounds such as SSRIs and benzodiazepines, zoloft and Xanax, and how we are over prescribing them to our nation's youth, the latest study shows that 12 to 13% of our nation's young people are on some form of psychiatric drugs. What is the potential downside of that? What are your thoughts? Yeah, well, just, you know, I have to always start conversations like this by warning that I'm not a medical doctor. That said, I've written three. Non fiction books about health issues about the pharmaceutical industry. And I'm a mom and a step mom. And I really agree with you about your concerns. First, what I would say is we've imposed on children and teenagers in young adults in the last two years. Circumstances that the bodies of others points out are guaranteed to cause mental illness to cause anxiety to cause depression. And to cause other kinds of stress is that young adults have never been subjected to really in the history of human beings. Outside of places like North Korea or the Warsaw ghetto. And what I mean is this, just in the last two years, we isolated young adults. We isolated teenagers. We kept them at home, you know, chained to computers. We didn't let them go to school. We sent them home from university. Even now and the bodies of others starts with, and I've written about this a lot, you know, starting with my book in 2008, the end of America, which looked at the effect of isolation on political prisoners. You're not allowed to keep political prisoners isolated. You're not allowed to keep prisoners isolated or in solitary confinement for long, even one day of isolation causes permanent changes in the brain. And can cause mental illness and psychosis. So we, to my astonishment, at places like Ivy League universities, major state universities, kids who test young adults who test positive for COVID and these PCR tests are full of problems as I point out as well. They're isolated for up to a week alone in their rooms with not allowed to be outside with other young
N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19
"North Korea has condemned joint U.S. South Korean and Japanese military cooperation warning that the move is prompting them to reinforce their military capability North Korea's foreign ministry released a statement saying the current situation more urgently calls for building up the country's defense In order to cope with what they call the rapid aggravation of the security environment of the Korean Peninsula and the rest of the world the statement was a reaction to a trilateral meeting that took place on the sidelines of the NATO summit last week In the meeting the three parties affirmed the need to strengthen their cooperation to deal with North Korean nuclear threats North Korea views U.S. led joint military exercises in the region as an invasion rehearsal Washington and Seoul have repeatedly said they have no intentions of attacking the north
North Korea Suggests ‘Alien Things’ From the South Brought Covid
"North Korea is offering a new explanation for how COVID-19 might have gotten there I'm Ben Thomas with this story North Korean state media is suggesting its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons flown from South Korea activists have flown balloons across the border for years to distribute propaganda leaflets in North Korea has expressed fury at South Korea's leadership for not stopping them Global health authorities of course say the virus is spread by people in close contact who
"l. korea" Discussed on Recorded Future - Inside Threat Intelligence for Cyber Security
"So give me an idea how did it start? Can you sort of take us back to that? Yeah, so this happened in April. I got an inbound. I actually directly to my calendar from our ATS, what's called an applicant tracking system. And that's just automated human resources software. That's John whoo. He's the head of growth at a cryptocurrency company called Aztec protocol. It provides a kind of VPN for crypto transactions to make the more private. And this past spring, he gets a job application from a guy named Bobby Sierra, who says he's from Canada. So I take a swing through the resume. It doesn't look that crazy. It's pretty solid. It looks like. The resume looks workman like some experience in crypto mining, a little gaming, and there's a cover letter. It feels like a relic of a different age, but this applicant happened to have a cover letter. I think what was really strange about the cover letter was the sign off. You know, a bunch of platitudes and then the sentence, the world will see a great result from my hands. Instead of looking forward to talking or I can't wait for the interview, this guy writes the world will see a great result from my hands. And that's like the type of thing someone with a laser cannon arm and a microchip for an eyeball would say. You know, like really deep, Bond villain I live inside a volcano. So it's safe to say that John whoo is feeling a little uneasy. Then, when the interview rolls around, Bobby Sierra apologizes and says, sorry, he can't use his camera. It doesn't seem to be working. But this person was purporting to be a capital R real person. And so to interview someone like that and not have the camera on is a huge red flag. According to Bobby's resume, he's from Canada, but his accent sounded really heavy, and John couldn't quite place it. I asked him where he was based. He said Hong Kong. So red flag number two. And then I asked him where he worked. He couldn't answer that question at all. In fact, when pushed on where he last worked, he actually muted himself for two minutes. Like he was muting the phone so he could ask someone for advice on what the correct answer was supposed to be. So when he finally came back on the line, John couldn't help but notice that it sounded like Bobby Sierra was sitting in a really busy office. There were all these other voices who also sounded like they were either in a call center or interviewing people or something that sounded like he was one of many. And then something made his heart skip a beat. He recognized the language in the background. I heard a mix of both English and Korean. I kind of freaked out a little bit and I logged off and I kind of shut my computer down and I turned to my team and I said, I think I interviewed in North Korean hacker. I'm Dina temple Reston, and this is click here. A podcast about all things cyber and intelligence. Today, the wild and woolly world of North Korea's hacking program. Turns out that weird interview was likely part of something much bigger. The North Korean government is not just trying to plant operatives in foreign crypto companies. It is set up a network of hacker hotels and other countries, and launched a slew of high profile crypto heists. All done in a bid to fund the little hermit kingdom's number one priority. Its nuclear arsenal. Stay with us..
"l. korea" Discussed on Slate's If Then
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"l. korea" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"Mini set of 5 songs that you're not gonna hear later on that evening. Some of them at least, and we meet you, we greet you, hang out, it's a grand old time. So go to Pfizer rock dot com for all that information. All right, today, Scott Norton makes his talk as Jericho debut. Scott had an incredible career at new Japan for wrestling. He was also one of the only wrestlers to be in both NW Japan and NWO in the United States. He's a highly decorated arm wrestling champion as well. We're talking about all of that. We're going to hear the story about how he ended up wrestling in North Korea as part of the collision in Korea in 1995 pay per view, which was jointly produced by new Japan WCW. Two nights of wrestling at Pyongyang's made a stadium about 350,000 north's Korean citizens filled the stadium over two nights making collision in Korea, the largest attendance ever for a wrestling show, the main event of one of those shows was Norton versus shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP. Heavyweight championship, we're gonna hear all about that all but the crazy stories they went through. We heard about it on Dark Side of the Ring, but Scott's gonna tell you all about it from a first point perspective. He's got some pretty incredible terrifying details from his trip to North Korea from the time he found out he was going to his arrival in the country. What happened after that leading up to the show, not going to say anything else you got to listen to Scott Norton, starting now on talk is Jericho. Well, the best thing I will just get right into it, it's doing the.
"l. korea" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"And sometimes you just have to go with your gut. So I have a sad feeling about that, but it's a memory that maybe I'll come back sometime and visit the venue. Here we have to definitely take you back to Korea. Now, can you share Patrice one of your special memories of Korea? I have many special memories, but one such memory was in jeju island. And I'm not sure if you got to experience jeju island. No, I didn't. I wish I did. I know it's all my gosh. So jeju island is the largest island in the nation. And it's a very popular tourist destination among Koreans and foreigners. It's Paradise and the perfect place for nature lovers. Pristine beaches, breathtaking, waterfalls. And a lot of people would not know this, but there are several waterfalls in jeju island. It's great for outdoor enthusiasts and there is so much to do and see. Is that where they have lava tubes? I've heard about those. Yes, that's correct. Tell us about that. Oh my gosh. So the cave in Korea is one of the attractions in jeju island. That is. It's actually a world UNESCO heritage site. So you can go and experience the stalagmites and stalactites. And then the I could go on and on in terms of the hiking experiences throughout jeju island. But one of my memories special memories of jeju island is the henio, which is the sea woman and they catch seafood for a living with only a knife while holding their breath. Some pretty much 80 years plus and they free dive down to 30 feet from minutes depending on their experience. And you can still see some of these we call them C mermaids at work and learn about their history and culture in the hernia museum on jeju island. For me, this was one of the most memorable experiences in Korea. It sounds wonderful. I will have to definitely go back to that that reminds me of the pearl divers, Japan, you know, there are other women who do this. It's amazing. How long do you think they can go under the water? I am not too sure how long, but I know when I was there, I pretty much experienced one over ten minutes. Well, that sounds fantastic. Thank you so much. Patrice Henry marketing manager of the Korea tourism organizations New York office for enlightening us about your home.
"l. korea" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"One <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Music_Female> major <Speech_Music_Female> hanok <Speech_Female> state, which <Speech_Music_Female> I would definitely <Speech_Music_Female> recommend <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> what I've been told <Speech_Female> is when <Speech_Female> you sleep <Speech_Female> at the hanok. 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"l. korea" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"And you can enjoy some of the best freshest seafood here in the world. Lobster, swim fish, you name it. Any seafood, you can think of. So I know when I went there, I noticed a village that was on the cliff, and it came down to the sea. It kind of reminded me of Santorini in Greece. That's very lovely to walk. Is the name of that game? Cultural village. And that was another one. A gem in Busan. And that's a tiered residential community built up the side of the mountain and Lea you're right. It's a work of art with astonishing colors and views. Tell me about jeonju, the historic. Okay, young Jew is the smallest city near Busan, but a definite highlight. Especially for those interested in Korean ancient history, the art and the architecture. This is where my favorite UNESCO site is the blue book's temple. Tell us about it. Okay, so this is where my favorite UNESCO site will cook the template is located. It's also where travelers come and visit some of the moon's ancient royal burial tools. Interesting. How far back do they go? Do you know? Way back. Yes, yes. Okay, so if you want to get out to a national park as a Yosemite of Korea, Korea's first national park, it has over 1500 animal species over a thousand kinds of plants, and I remember those two Buddhist temples inside the park. One is the temple of a hundred pools because there are ponds all around it. And then a cable car will take you up the mountain. It's about four hours from Seoul by bus or three hours by car. It's really a beautiful outside setting. And I highly recommend it. Let's go to the DMZ. Everybody knows about that. It's a demilitarized zone, the border between North and South Korea. It's heavily guarded and the area is about four kilometers wide. The closest town is panmunjom. I can talk about it because I was there, so I could just tell them, we would talk about in the north, we see a boundaries with North Korea, which is separated by the military zone. So I went to the DMZ. It's not a long drive from downtown soul. And they have tours and they take you around to a gift shop and a conference room, which straddles the military demarcation line. And then there are tunnels underneath where you can visit. And you can step over the border into North Korea inside a room called the cross border room. So it was very interesting, but what was most interesting to me was while we were there and we were in the bus and we were going to one of the sites, people came into the bus very quickly and said you've got to leave. You must leave right now. But it is something that I recommend if you like history because you do feel the history of the Korean War and feel how close the two countries the two areas are to each other. Patrice, what are some Korean foods to be sure to eat? Oh, I could list a whole lot of Korean food because the food in South Korea is so incredible and unique..
"l. korea" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"Four observation texts. One of which has a rotating restaurant. Is that namsan park there, which you can hike? It was very surprising because in the middle of this very modern metropolis is a miles and miles of hiking trails. And this gorgeous, again, a view of the area. It was quite a surprise to go there. That's correct. Yes. Let me just ask you a little bit more about the palaces, which you mentioned in the beginning. There are 5 of them. The changing of the guard, tell me about that, which where is that in regard to? That's that one is palace, which is considered the largest palace of all. There are certain times of the week when you can go and visit the palace and experience the changing of the guards. And this is this is one of the experiences that you should not miss. We were at a hotel that overlooked it. And so we could see it from above, and it was quite something from that angle as well. But again, it's something many people don't realize that if you time it right, you can not only go to the palaces and go to the gardens and the most beautiful old buildings and there's a museum and all kinds of wonderful history. And then you can see a changing of the guard as well. It's quite a nice afternoon to spend in Seoul. Yes. And I always say that Leah, where else can you leave your hotel and step right into a palace? Well, not bad. Not bad at all. Now let me ask you, soul is the hub of Korea, but tell us about some of the places we should visit further outside the capitol. Well, definitely Busan, Busan is the largest sports city and is home of let's say a majestic mountains, white sand beaches, including Hyundai and guangxi beach. And not to show, you know, many people know this, but the beaches in Busan are amazing..
"l. korea" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"And this podcast, we share conversations with travelers about fascinating destinations and memorable experiences around the world. South Korea is famous for kimchi K pop K dramas tech giant Samsung, automotive manufacturer Hyundai Korean fried chicken, Korean barbecue and Gangnam style, but there's so much more. North Korea is sometimes referred to as the democratic people's republic of Korea. And South Korea, as the republic of Korea. And of course, as the DMZ, no man's land, part of a military border between North and South Korea. Countries, technically still at war. But we'll just refer to South Korea where people can visit. As Korea, the Korean Peninsula is an East Asia, and the southern half is generally green, Hillary countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries old Buddhist temples, plus coastal fishing villages, subtropical islands and high-tech cities, such as soul, the capital. That's our focus. And that's the country we love. Our guest is Patrice Henry, marketing manager of the Korea, tourism organizations, New York office. Welcome Patrice. I'm delighted that you're sharing your expertise and love of Korea with us. Thank you for hosting me. And I look forward to sharing our love for Korea and this podcast also. Great. I know that Korean culture is greatly influenced by its neighbors China and Japan..
"l. korea" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Story right. Yeah it was. It was absolutely north korea. Doing these cyber attacks against sony. We're not saying it wasn't but we are saying that's a heck of a leap to make. And there were credible very credible people saying that. It absolutely wasn't north korea. So you know you. Just i just have to open. Open your third high. Maybe i don't know. I can't i don't know how you figure out what's true or not these days so we do know that with that being said with that wheelbarrow salt poured onto of All these stories. You hear from north korea about north korea. We do know that some of the crazier stories are true because as we said at the top. We have our friend. Kenji fujimoto who is able to confirm some and then we have some Some good firsthand reports here. So what's what's one crazy story all right. Well you are going to have to elaborate on this one for me. But i remember hearing a story about a rabbit breeding program. That didn't go very or they're there. It's a very large species of rabbit That i guess. North korea wanted to have a small population of them in order to breed them. Yes yes it's true uh-huh so in in a guest two thousand seven or so. Twelve giant rabbits were delivered to north korea. the breeder who sent them Found he thought they were going to be used to make a rabbit farm but he suspected that they were eaten by the top officials Berlin north korean embassy denied the allegations. But you can read some more about this in spiel on the online. The the german Journalism this is an article by david. Crossland and these rabbits guys are so big their biggest dogs they make about eight kilos of of me absolutely. Yeah that's huge but it may have been. I was thinking about this. It may have been despite the food shortage that they tried the rabbits. 'cause you should try before you like do this whole thing you wanna start a rabbit industry. Nobody wants nobody wants them but maybe date them and they didn't taste good. That's that's another. I could see that. I could see that but there are other crazy stories as well. Another story is that. There is a difference in size between north and south korean nationals. And it's thought to be due to to malnutrition than north koreans. Who were subjected to. Yeah you hear this. A lot from especially from americans so former presidential candidate john mccain talked about it in two thousand eight debate Christopher hitchens talked about it in an article in slate but some actual research instead of just rendering came from guy named professor daniel schwer From a university in seoul he said on average north. Korean men are about one and a half to three inches shorter than men in south korea. And the interesting thing is that due to the homogeneous nature of the population like genetically right We know that this doesn't come from a large variation or diversity in the gene pool. It comes from environmental factors like nutrition teacher tickets now. 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Bin is a twenty four seven news network covering stories from a black perspective. Listen to the black information that work on the iheartradio app and get news four and by the black community anywhere anytime keeping you informed keeping you engaged the black information network and b. i n. News dot com. If a natural disaster comes knocking. How prepared is your family. You can't just close the door on earthquakes floods or hurricanes and hope they go away. That's why it's important to make a plan now. Ready dot gov slash plan has the tools and tips. You need to prepare your family for an emergency so disaster shows up at your doorstep. You'll be ready. Visit ready dot gov slash plan and make a plan today brought to you by fema and the ad council but that brings us the something else all right matt. This is one of the craziest stories. starvation yes been starvation in food. Insecurity in general is a huge issue north korea. It's a life threatening issue. That mean this is one of the big worries in your life. If you a north korean and like we can look at one of these things like during the famine of the nineteen ninety s. That's the thing you mentioned earlier. The arduous march through somewhere in this is a huge huge variants in number here but somewhere between two hundred and forty thousand and three point. Five million north koreans died of vacation or some form of hunger related issue right yes so maybe not just starvation directly but something exacerbated by starvation This yeah this number is Huge number two huge variance. As we said but i In a country that does keep adequate records or does allow people in more easily. The you still have a variance. You still have a variance because it's difficult to say the exact cause of death rain but then in countries But in the case of north korea this is even more difficult because there are very few official numbers kept in. That's been the case for fifty years. Yeah this leads us. Through something darker though yep cannibalism so there is confirmation of. Let's say isolated cases of y. You know there are also a lot of rumors about cannibalism rights of some of these isolated cases would p. stuff like a grandfather digging up his graves after they passed away and eating them because he had to the idea But there are also these rumors of large scale. Cannibalism that took place during certain times in north korea. Really we we don't know we can't prove it right because these statements come down often through defectors.
"l. korea" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"The grandfather of kim jong un the current leader. Yes kim il sung is the is a god-like figure a kim. Il-sung is the leader of north korea. Which means that technically speaking. He is considered still the leader of north korea despite his death. There's your three generational rule there Yes and it's interesting. You say that we'll we'll see how that shakes out later. A kim il-sung is referred to as the great leader. The country's eternal president His birthday as a holiday. It's called the day of the son. He ruled north korea of for forty six years from nineteen forty eight until he passed away in nineteen ninety four During the time leading up to is passed away his son. Kim jong il who most of us will probably remember better He took leadership and it was during his rule that the country encountered some of those very tense difficult times including The famine known as the arduous march and nuclear standoffs But we have a new leader now and that is One of his sons. Right now. Kim jong hoon. He was selected by kim jong il over his other two others. That's i mean. Hey props man right yeah he. He is interesting because he has a He has a european schooling so he is someone who has been raised outside of the country. And i believe he went to school in switzerland. He is not necessarily the he he is not necessarily the air heir-apparent in the way with think these things normally go. He's not eldest son. No there were issues. Let's say with two the other candidates that would have been before him right. Yes so there. Are two other candidates. Was kim jong nam and kim jong tool And i'm mispronouncing i apologize. I don't speak korean very well. But the The brothers were the brothers who didn't make it Were passed over because one of them was caught trying to go to tokyo. Disneyland in two thousand. One and there was a huge embarrassment. One of the others was seen as effeminate by their father So here we are with kim jong hoon as The leader of the dprk or at least the face of it. And that's that's the important thing right. Despite the appearance of an absolute monarchy right The private version seems a little bit different. There are a lot of high raking senior officials that date back or did date back all the way to the days of kimmel song and seniority being so important in this society their words carry weight. Oh yeah and it's i feel like the system is kind of similar to hire advisers that let's say. The president listened to on a daily basis to make a high level decisions even if they're repeatedly wrong. Oh yeah but it's you know you you kind of have to go with the person that probably knows best right yeah And another another weird thing here So the stated aim of north korea is reunification. It's something that both create want in principle right and The problem there is that the the problem there is that the there's just a battle of population that occurs because both both want. The peninsula reunified in some manner or way because there were families that were split apart by this divisions thirty eighth parallel division But you know both countries wanna be in the driver's seat right and then when you look at the population you you mentioned that. The republic of korea has almost twice as many almost twice as many people So we would seem as though if you were just looking from that aspect alone you. They would kind of absorb north korea. Or at least that's the way it seems. And i'm pretty certain north korea wouldn't want that right We we are going to look at some of the questions about that too toward toward the end here now met you watched the interview right. I did yeah. I watched the interview to it. Wasn't it wasn't my favorite thing. I felt like you know what's what's the point where satire just becomes kind of racism. But i i'm a big fan of seth rogan James franco. I think they're funny guys. the guy who played kim jong un is is a really funny. Do but you have to wonder how much of that is again like propaganda but there was a great point interview Where they say that there is a false impression that this nation strives to give visitors and the outside world. Oh yeah the. I'm thinking of the scene in particular. Where james franco's character goes and finds that little food store in. It's just all fake food and it's all props essentially setups for him and other outsiders to think that there is plentiful food in the area yet. There's a great Read it ama from a north From a photographer who's traveling to north korea. Pretty often until he started being refused entry for taking photos. You shouldn't take and he said that There are few there's like two supermarkets and killing young or something but the only people really Shop at those are the elite of. We know that there is propaganda. Work in north korea. And you know it's its own industry as well so it's difficult to understand how much of what the government says is true how to parse the truth between the statements. But there's another point this makes us think of well. Yeah it's not just propaganda coming out of north korea of about how great it is. There's also a ton of propaganda aimed at you about how bad north korea is an all these terrible things and how everyone there is starving though there is some truth to it. A lot of this stuff are just exaggerations to kind of shape your view of the country as a whole right. There's a lot of an echo chamber going on a and nowhere was this more apparent then In the recent interview related news.
"l. korea" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Even though it's the first time for them so they don't even know what at this point they're like this is so new. What do we do. We do kim jong nam. kim jong nam. The half-brother human got cured in malaysia. That is a love tragedy. That i feel so sorry for the government is that kim donham was giving information to the cia for the past ten years. That's been you got killed demolished airport. He was meeting with the say agent for today's on the northern ireland shia could protect them. They didn't they let him die and kill them. Norsk rankings among care. Did you did the malaysian david. Related to the Nerve asian the north korean scare them in malaysia. In the land. So even jamal khashoggi. Who was a used resident and the washington post. Jonas renew care the assaulted like a lamb chopped into pieces in that most inhuman death while was a conflict for the saudis nothing the word is bidding reliving justice country nauseousness. There is no accountability. For killing ensign. No matter how big their names are so you don't think you're vasan quickly growing social media presence protects you know it does opposite because games on injury of an ice bogo on a few you rented. They did everything they could to character. Assassination me saying liar. Amazon spy paid and then they shut the penguin. Saying we're gonna blow up. You cannot write this book and they do the sony. Hack the sony studio for making that stupid. Move interview right. And then penguin did their investigation. They met every survivor. That i went through in the desert. They got the voice recording of them. Because they don't want them to change their mind. Later ray people remember differently so they got the voice recordings the penguin regarding gut the orders. And now we are ready for the lawsuit on publishes book because we checked the verified. Every single thing that was going. The book and north korea can more character assassination by the way i see it as a whole nother conversation that you are able to survive that. I appreciate the kind of strength that requires the survive. That because you don't know and your character being assassinated is in some ways can be as painful as actual assassination force. Everybody your liar like everybody thinking you liar and now everybody like you said the nature of internet as long as something's rich internet they think that's a fact and is to be the person can start a blog invite you but they think oh because it's written on. Intern is a legit especially negative stuff. That's the thing. I was kind of trying to elaborate on there's a viral aspect to calling somebody a fodder aligarh that nobody questions whether it's true or not just spreads it's It's a dark side of our human nature that we want to destroy the people who are rising. We cannot stand we any change maker in this world. Who wasn't controversial Like nurse monday. He was cold as a terrorist. Why so. I just didn't know i. The character assassination is the thing will probably continue with you forever. You have to get stronger and stronger in the face of that but actual summation and perhaps as me being hopeful. Because i have a situation with russia that hope i'm not under i don't care actually but there's some aspect in which social media presence. I thought protect sue little bit because just imagine the outrage from an attempted assassination. Assassination of you. What was our rage. When john mccluskey got killed like that was a social media. Presence large wall over one million people. I don't have he was a one point. Six million tutor followers..
"l. korea" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Parents are expecting him and his siblings will be. There must be the road to catch on good morning is out to have known and then we have to get them like families around the world. Goatee have a large dinner on Christmas Day. We gave our drink gave We enjoyed family the day after Christmas. The Modi's these have a family meeting where they talk about how the year went and what they're looking forward to. But this year one person will be absent from the meeting it's Edwin younger brother. Tito Toma Goatee. Tito was a well known human rights activists in Tanzania who disappeared on Friday. He went shopping and suddenly according to witnesses. Five men man-pulled Tito into a car and he was gone when Edwin heard the news. He immediately called his brother's employer. Anna hanger hand goes with the illegal and Human Rights Center in Tanzania. She says at first she thought Tito must have been abducted. So we thought you'd use them abduction. Who made a lot of noises brings Ezekiel back? Those big campaigns on three times social media freaky freaky freaky to bring back to. News of. Tito's disappearance spread on social media hours later. The police in dar-es-salaam released a message. How did what a police commander said? Tito was not abducted. He was arrested but Anna Hanger. teeters boss says the police commander was not clear about why he was being held any mention they'll fences need emission. Where go to getting your hand in the mody family were confused? They visited every police station in the city but Tito was nowhere to be found on Monday Sunday. A group of human rights organizations filed a lawsuit. They demanded that the police either released Tito or charge him. According to hang up police had broken Tanzanian John Law by holding Tito for more than ninety hours without charging him this morning. Police finally did charge Tito along with one of his colleagues with money laundering wondering and Organized Crime Edwin. The brother says the charges are ridiculous but human rights activists Anga says they're part of a larger pattern that the government it uses against critics people getting arrested they disappear. You don't see or if you make noises than posted. Come when we have them and then they after the Shaggy Very Scotto fences criminal organized economic crimes economic crimes names are difficult to fight in Tanzania. They can take years in the courts in July. Something similar happened to prominent investigative journalist. Eric up there Sarah disappeared from his home and it was later learned that he had been taken by plainclothes police officers. He was charged with financial crimes. And just last week. His court court case was postponed for the tenth time. That means Eric Kandara like Tito. Goatee will be in prison for the holidays or am Nico is with human rights. Watch which he says. The abductions and arrests are bad. News for Tanzania the very dramatic slide in terms of respect for basic human rights and and the specs for issues such as freedom of expression and freedom of the media and society in the past five or so years. Oh since president came into power president. John Mega fully was elected. In two thousand fifteen and Tanzania's government has since crackdown on free expression expression. The international community has taken notice by calling out Maga fully government on Human Rights Violations Edwin. Says he never thought his brother Tito. Oh could go to jail for educating Tanzanians about their rights. He says Christmas is going to be a tough time. This year for his family and others will be the same Because he told me seeing in some way we'd be missing so it's no it is gonna be the same for the world. I'm Halima Condie. We're going to revisit a conversation now that only our podcast listeners may have previously heard when fleur pirates and Jillian boom got married in two thousand seventeen only twenty two two countries worldwide allowed. same sex marriage. The two women flirt and Julian thought why not get married in all twenty two of them but after their fourth wedding in Paris Julian was diagnosed with brain cancer and she died about seven weeks later but the story did not end there. Fleur appearance completed the wedding journey in a new children's book love around the world. She told me she met her wife at a party in Amsterdam and we fell in love instantly and which was kind of weird because I have been married three to amend for ten years and suddenly I fell in love with ago so I was labeled a lesbian which was kind of weird at the time the thing was. We were both artists so we decided to work together and overtime we became more and more activists and advocates for LGBT rights. So how did this whole idea get hatched to get married. Twenty two different nations and I should point out that as of now twenty eight countries now allow same sex marriage. Es well well it came about at one evening. We were sitting at the table with four of our friends very open minded friends and they didn't know that we only only could get married in twenty two countries so we thought it was very important to make a project about that because change starts with knowledge so we thought if we can get it out there that number people are shocked because people think everything is quite alright with LGBT rights. But actually it isn't so you're just out at dinner. Honor and a light bulb went off and you enjoy and said Hey. Let's get married twenty two times. That's weird that's a great idea. I mean this is a really uplifting book but it also kind of underscores the fact that you're still unable to get married in one hundred seventy plus countries I mean. Do you see this book. As kind of it's a children's wins book but is also a work of activism. It is very much a work of activism. Because I would love to point out that you can love whomever you want. You know because love is love off and what does it. What does it matter because there are still seventy one countries where homosexuality is illegal in twelve countries? There's a death penalty to homosexuality. That's completely crazy so I think if that would change you know children are our future. These are the ones ones who have to do it later on. So I think if they can start with and we didn't open minds and hopefully this book is a little part for that. I mean these. These weren't just weddings though. I mean they've been described as performance. Art Pieces explain what that means and what that looks like. The thing is of course. We're not going to get married twenty two times with party because that's you cannot pay for that. That's so expensive so we just wanted an official in an official place getting married and we will put to camera there and we will just stream it online so that was the whole project to do that. Twenty two times in all the different countries so But then again again. Of course it's still stayed very expensive so we didn't have the money to make the project but we figured out that if we sold everything we had we. We would make it to five weddings. And after that we hoped for an airplane or a bus company to sponsor in our travel expenses. Or we could sleep on people's couches coaches so we sold everything. We ended up with each one suitcase. But then of course after four weddings she died and I was left with two suitcases. That was all I had in the whole world. One of the striking things about this book are the illustrations by artists. Fatina Ramos You you both depict cultures of these different places so vividly in writing pictures. Do you have one favorite wedding of the four that you had with Julian. What made it your favorite It was a US us. Because I am from. I'm from Belgium. She's from Holland but we really decided that New York had to be the first wedding because the thing is you know in in Belgium and Holland people are like. Don't be crazy. You know every idea that you have is very easily. He pointed out as megalomaniac so when we told our story in New York everybody was like. Oh wow you're crazy but it's great so we actually actually needed that. US Energy to get started. I feel a kinship. There my mom got married at City Hall in New York Really. That's so great. The flurry parrots the author of love around the world a new children's book. Thanks very much great to meet you. Thank you Christmas masses. Inside Paris's heiresses Notre Dame cathedral date back eight hundred fifty years they continued through two world. Wars Nazi occupation and the aftermath of the city's deadly terror attacks in twenty fifteen but the holiday ritual could not withstand the massive fire the spring that brought down the cathedral's roof inspire and made it near impossible for anyone to enter the very stat. Of course the mice not Haddam. I don't have the world of to describe how magnificent it is carrying dollars with the archdiocese of Paris. The fact excellent tonight is closed. It's dark inside. It's quite historic moment. Notre donnas health services every Christmas since eighteen. Now three when the French revolution happened there was no mass in the church. It's unclear when Notre Dame will open again doll says it could take years to restore but Christmas masses will go on singers and congregants have moved to the nearby Church of Sandra Mount. Looks or what a place once meant for royalty and and they brought.
"l. korea" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Madonna met and shared a love of the late Cesaria ever Moraga parish played in a band. Madonna had wanted Caesaria to sing at her wedding and birthday says Arias said no both times by the way but before we talked about Madonna Monroe Parish told me why he left his home islands of Cape Verde for Portugal when he was eighteen in one thousand. Nine hundred eighty eight was really so hard by making. My tiny was really so hard even to get an East German even to get a peek to play guitar. Leave it to get a drink. It was really hard We would would make all my drums by hand and then when When we moved to Portugal it was we really much better? We helped a lot of people's because my Granddad was sending a lot of instrument spectrum islands actually back in the beginning sixty. My granddad was the first I brought to electric bass to the to the whole country. How did that change your music leaving Cape Verde and arriving portrait yet in the way of The the context the story the people I met The tours deeds the experience I got and also when you leave people back you want to bring everyone we ju- we. It was a happiness move idea but also it was hard because some people just Stay behind yeah. I wonder if whether you had stayed in Cape Verde whether you would have had this relationship with Madonna the working relationship with Madonna. How did you two meet? I think that Madonna was I believe so curious about this is obvious popularity. She came to our backstage. The first time was in London more than ten years ago. Aside from CESARIA. Evora what did Madonna tell. You was kind of at the root of her infatuation actuation with the Cape Verdean Music. When we we met She became like a big Fan of Saranda Museum of convert Conclusive on her show. Sing one of the songs of Caesaria became popular in this as areas Vocal into at least we we we we. We met Long years ago That she didn't we go nice me on time because back in China have long hair and The Quinton inches inches become she became. She came to Lisbon. Wendy contact me. They didn't know I was the same person I just. I mean there was good for me because there is like a recognizing using all the work I did a wasn't called because I made out of societies ban is because water was still playing Lisbon when I met her in Lisbon to to do a documentary of life in. Lisbon was the madame x documentary. If I'm not mistaken yes yes madam. X documentary in Lisbon Well Madonna certainly embraces the music and the lifestyle Let's hear one excerpt from madame x where she talks about music and why she's drawn to Portugal voices that don't sound human. And I like making things sound robotic but there always has to be some essence of humanity in everything that I do and I'd like to think that no matter. What if all the electricity got unplugged and we ran out of oil and we ran on everything? I could still sit with a candle play Mike Guitar and sing myself. And nobody could get in the way. That crazy.
"l. korea" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Found out that his home had been bombed a friend of his seventeen pictures of the house which is now a pile of rubble. My heart is broken for that. You know I live my life at central every memory. I have their notes. Nothing just nothing. That sounds just terrible. He as he said he has all his memories in that home and home obviously for Mohammed like a lot of people is everything. That's so true Marco but asset Assad as Mohammed story is he did have some good news to share one is of course that is safe and the other remember in my story. He said he was taking in care of six orphans and that he had sent him away to a safer area. Well the kids are carrying them are here in the bill in the house. I did well so the kids are with him in the house. He's rented that's fantastic. It is says for now. He's GonNa wait things out in a la- pull the world sure interfere. Thanks very much for this update and with a little glimmer of good news inside your welcome Nicole. Twenty nine thousand. Nine has been chock full of climate. Change News News teenagers. Skip school to strike for action. Activists marched in the streets celebrities got arrested and scientists tried to better understand things like ice melt in Antarctica and its connection to sea level rise are reported Caroline bieler imbedded with some of the scientists earlier this year. We're revisiting the stories this holiday week today. We pick up up with Caroline's journey as the ship. She was on headed into the notorious drake passage on the way from South America to Antarctica. The drake passage some of the roughest waters in the world and there's just no escaping the effects of its huge swells came walking through the hallway on the main deck or their labs on either either side but he pushed into the wrong every couple of seconds. Gravity.
"l. korea" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Korea. I think overall he had a very good flow a good plan of how to lay out the the speech. And as we've been saying, the really it all comes after this. What happens after who is going to stick to their word? And will there be this kind of sense of can we work together? Can we get stuff achieved? Right. And it's history is really any indication we've seen the president gives to its first state of the union speech was actually a fate of the union address to congress last year. We thought state of the union speech this year. We're seeing the speech, and like I said the onset there's sort of a difference between President Trump when he's speaking the teleprompter a pizza. His advisors have crafted for weeks and months versus what he actually thinking and saying, and if history is any indication, I think we can expect to see a lot of that rhetoric change very quickly just because he sounded policies like there was that policy agenda. I mean things can change. Change with this White House at the drop the hat just earlier T was knocking Democrats on their border security negotiations trying to satisfy him in terms of finding funding for some sort of barrier along the US Mexico border. So I think we can expect to see a return to that. But on some of the points that he made like you mentioned the pledge to address HIV issues infrastructure, a childhood cancer, some of these issues, I think definitely did or bipartisan support and they will going forward. Criminal Justice was another big one fat received support from both sides with that a big criminal Justice package earlier by believe late last year was passed with partisan support. So those issues definitely do get support from both sides of the aisle. But in terms of keeping a quarter of the government open in less than two weeks. And what happens with that? I think still remains to be seen. I just need to throw this in there. I think the most lighthearted moments of the whole thing was when everybody's saying happy birthday to Judah it one of the survivors of the tree of life synagogue. Attack. He's also a holocaust survivor today is Judas eighty first birthday..
"l. korea" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Korea. I think overall he had a very good flow a good plan of how to lay out the the speech. And as we've been saying, the really it all comes after this. What happens after who is going to stick to their word? And will there be this kind of sense of can we work together? Can we get stuff achieved? Right. And it's history is really any indication we've seen the president gives to its first state of the union speech was actually a fate of the union address to congress last year. We saw a state of the union speech this year. We're seeing the speech, and like I said the onset there is sort of a difference between President Trump when he's speaking the teleprompter via a pizza. His advisors have crafted for weeks and months versus what he is actually thinking and saying, and if history is any indication, I think we can expect to see a lot of that rhetoric change very quickly just because he founded policy like there was that policy. I mean things can change with this White House at the drop the hat just earlier T was knocking Democrats on their border security negotiations trying to satisfy him in terms of finding funding for some sort of barrier along the US Mexico border. So I think we can expect to see a return to that. But on some of the points that he made like you mentioned the pledge to address HIV issues infrastructure, a childhood cancer, some of these issues, I think definitely did bipartisan support and they will going forward. Criminal Justice was another big one fat received support from both sides of that criminal Justice package earlier, I believe late last year was passed by partisan support. So those issues definitely do get support from both sides of the aisle. But in terms of keeping a quarter of the government opened in less than two weeks. And what happens with that? I think still remains to be seen. I just need to throw this in there. I think the most lighthearted moment of the whole thing was when everybody's saying happy birthday to. One of the survivors of the tree of life synagogue attack. He's also a holocaust survivor today is Judas eighty first birthday..
"l. korea" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Korea. I think overall he had a very good flow a good plan of how to lay out the the speech. And as we've been saying, the really it all comes after this. What happens after who is going to stick to their word? And will there be this kind of sense of can we work together? Can we get stuff achieved? Right. And it's history is really any indication we've seen the president gives to its first state of the union speech was actually a fate of the union address to congress last year. We saw a state of the union speech this year. We're seeing the speech, and like I said beyond that there's sort of a difference between President Trump when he's speaking the a teleprompter right via a pizza. His advisors have crafted for weeks and months versus what he is actually thinking and saying, and if history is any indication, I think we can expect to see a lot of that rhetoric change very quickly just because he sounded policies like there was that policy agenda. I mean things can. Change with this White House at the drop the hat, just not was knocking Democrats on their border security negotiations trying to satisfy him in terms of finding funding for some sort of barrier along the US Mexico border. So I think we can expect to see a return to that. But on some of the points that he made like you mentioned the pledge to address HIV issues infrastructure, childhood cancer, some of these issues, they definitely did or bipartisan support, and they will going forward that criminal Justice was another big one fat received support from both sides with that a big criminal Justice package earlier that like I believe late last year was passed with partisan support. So those issues definitely do get the from both sides of the aisle. But in terms of keeping a quarter of the government open in less than two weeks. And what happens with that? I think still remains to be seen. I just need to throw this in there. I think most lighthearted moments of the whole thing was when everybody's saying happy birthday to Judah Sam it one of the survivors of the tree of life sentence. Attack. He's also a holocaust survivor today is Judas eighty first birthday..