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"lanier" Discussed on Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan

Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan

07:13 min | 5 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan

"The mud at the bottom of Lake Lanier. As workers cleared the car of decades of mud and debris they found the skull and bones of Susie Roberts. Her two sons who had been teenagers at the time of her disappearance were understandably extremely relieved to finally have an answer. In the more than 30 years since she had gone missing, the men basically believed she was probably in the Lake, but apparently rumors had spread that she had fled town and was in either Chicago or Florida of all places. I think the only thing worse than losing a parent suddenly and mysteriously with no answers would be to find out after all those years of searching that they ran away to Florida. Of course, no one knows how or why the car careened off the road into the Lake. I like to think maybe it was a Proto thelma and Louise moment. Okay, then listen. Let's not get caught. What are you talking about? Let's keep going. What do you mean? Go. But more likely, they just had too much spiked punch at the dance and lost control of the car. How the whole car wasn't found for decades with teams of divers searching for it? Who knows? Could be all those trees and cement buildings in the way, but probably it was aliens. Come to mention it, there is a surprising lack of alien gossip surrounding the weird goings on at Lake Lanier. As we've learned, usually when there are a bunch of inexplicable things happening in and around the same area, the alien theories abound. But Lake Lanier has so far pretty much steered clear of the alien conspiracy theories, which as far as I'm concerned, makes it obvious that it actually is an alien conspiracy. They let you believe they're doing all kinds of nefarious shit in the Bermuda Triangle or wherever. And while you're distracted looking over there, they're busy doing weird shit at Lake Lanier right under our noses. Clever those aliens. But I'm on to you. Delia, or the lady of the Lake, as she's been deemed, isn't the only ghostly apparition to haunt the waters of Lake Lanier. There is a ghostly raft with its ghostly rider that glides through the waters late at night, seemingly appearing and disappearing out of nowhere. Two fishermen reported seeing the rider suddenly shout and jump into the icy waters, one autumn night around 1 a.m.. The fishermen understandably spooked, pulled up their fishing lines and high tailed it out of there, but as they quickly row row road their boat, they looked back, shining their flashlights where the raft had been, and it was gone. Now, look, is it possible the fisherman out for a nighttime fishing expedition had had a few too many Miller high lifes and thought they saw something they didn't actually see? Yes, of course. Is it more interesting to believe they saw what they said they saw? Yes. Could we go further and surmise that maybe they were having a Lake Lanier style Brokeback Mountain moment on their boat? Thought maybe they got caught or spotted. And so concocted some story about a ghost raft to cover their proverbial asses. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. And then there's the monster size catfish that troll the murky bottoms of Lake Lanier. In my opinion, regular sized catfish are creepy enough. You're not fooling anyone with those whiskers, buddy. But Fisher people and divers alike have claimed to have seen catfish in the Lake up to 7 feet long. That's literally the size of a shark. People. And while they usually live in the deepest parts of the Lake, they have been known to stalk cats and dogs that wander too close to the shore. In the 1980s, a chicken truck went off the road and plunged into the water, sending gargantuan, be whiskered fish, soaring to the surface to munch on whole chickens like so many sweaty dudes at an all you can eat spearmint rhino buffet. Incidentally, if the thought of bird eating fish doesn't creep you out and obviously I'm not talking about sharks eating penguins because who doesn't love that? I invite you to watch the clip we'll be putting on our social medias of massive catfish stalking and eating pigeons along a riverbank. You may think twice before eating that catfish Po boy. But the catfish nightmare doesn't end there. According to Lake Lanier's own website, Lake linear dot com. There is the legend of fish head. And I'm not talking about the great song by Tiny Tim. It's said that a woman expecting her first born was walking the shore of 6 mile creek, enjoying the sun and shadows at the back of this creek where it empties into the Lake. The story goes on that a giant catfish chasing prey probably a fish or a frog, splashed up near the shore and frightened of the woman to such a degree that when her baby was born, he had the features of that very catfish. His eyes were small and beady, his mouth was nothing but a lipless slit in his face, and he never grew hair. His skin was pale gray and his feet and hands had webbed between the toes and fingers. This child was to become known in the local community as fish head. He was ridiculed and made fun of so much that he shrank from society. As a boy, he played by himself, retreating into the Woods along the back of 6 mile creek, fishing, and playing with the animals that lived there. The animals accepted him as another animal and soon learned that this creature was kind and gentle and would never hurt them. His mother tried to send him to school, but the other children made fun of him and ridiculed him so much that he came home in tears after the first few days in school and his mother never sent him back. Fish heads mother died when he was in his teens, and because he never had a father or any other relatives, he took up living in the Woods along 6 mile creek and established a home in the rocks at the back of the arm of the Lake where the creek pours in. Some people got a glimpse of fish head every now and then, and rumors started that a monster was living alongside the creek. These reports gave a couple of scoundrels and idea that they would capture this creature and put him on display, charging money for people to look at him, so they set out in a wooden boat to capture fish head. As they approached the back of the Lake arm, they heard a splash, and a few minutes later, they were gone. Nothing was ever found except their boat, with claw marks on the side, as if some animal had grabbed the side and turned the boat over. I.

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"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:26 min | 6 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Case. March 16 verse 16, I believe. Right, but that's not in some of the earlier manuscripts. I want to be very, very clear. Neither is the story of the woman at the well, which really blows my mind. But we don't have time to talk about this. Listen, I want to talk to you forever, and we're just about out of time. It's crazy. The book is atheism on trial. You have a lot of original manuscript speaking of which in your theological library in Houston. Do you not? Yes, we do. We actually have authentic Dead Sea scrolls. Oh man. I know what you mean. I know what you mean. But it is exciting that we who believe in Jesus and the scripture, we live in a world of evidence. We believe in reason we believe in rationality. We believe in evidence. We believe in these kinds of things, and don't let anybody tell you we don't. They're just blowing smoke folks. Mark I hope you're as excited about this as I am. When I heard that you had come out with a book putting atheism on trial. Because I really think we're at a tipping point in the culture and inflection point. I don't think atheism will be regarded very much longer as possible. If you want to say I hate God, you can say that. But to say there is no God, I really think that atheism as we have known it is on the ropes thanks to science and writers like you. And you, my friend, I can't wait to read your book, and I urge. I mean, I've read so much of your stuff before. So I'm excited to read your book on atheism and thank you for including me on your show. I'm deeply appreciative. Well, listen, as I said earlier, we have a number of friends in common and we're doing similar things differently, but I'm thrilled to know that you're out there. And I got to tell my producer Albin remind me, never to go up against Mark Lanier in a court of law. I got to tell you, you scared me on the, that's another story. But it really, it's a joy to get to know you. And I'm thrilled to get to introduce you to my audience. That's a big part of why I have this platform is there folks like you. Everybody needs to know who you are, what you're doing and that you've written these books, atheism on trial, the most recent one. So Mark Lanier God bless you and to be continued..

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How Do Atheists Navigate the Bleakness of Their Beliefs?

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:23 min | 6 months ago

How Do Atheists Navigate the Bleakness of Their Beliefs?

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:55 min | 6 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Stand in line. Mark Lanier, you have a book out about atheism. What prompted you to write a book with a title like atheism on trial? I have so many friends in the legal world who are atheists. And I sit and constantly talk to them about their faith or lack of faith, depending on how you perceive it. And I am amazed that it's not well thought out. And I thought, you know, if they just took the courtroom tools that I use every day to try and persuade an unbiased, that's the key to any jury, an unbiased group of people. I don't see how they'd walk away, unpersuaded, because if you think about the American judicial system, in it sets America apart from I'd say every country in the world. We have hit the Pinnacle of societies, ability to best facilitate determining truth. We are so confident that our court system and its rules will determine truth that will put people to death based upon a jury verdict that we will change corporate behavior that we will decide which parent gets a child in a divorce proceeding. I mean, this is the bedrock of truth finding in America. So I thought let's take those tools in that approach and let's use it and put atheism on trial and see where the jury would stand. Well, it's interesting because I don't get to talk to many people or anybody who has done in their heads. What I've done in my head over the last couple of years, the same thing. I have been shocked when I wrote my book as atheism dead. I was absolutely shocked. It's almost unbelievable when you look at the evidence. And you say, this is open and shut. This is like, let's have a conversation. Did men really land on the moon or was that done in a studio in Texas? Is the earth flat? There are certain things you don't really discuss, because it would be ridiculous. The evidence is so now we live in a world where people say that about things where the evidence is not settled. You know, when you're talking about a climate change, when you're talking about a Darwin and evolution, although but there are certain things where you can have a conversation, but there are people telling you shut up shit up. It's settled. You want to get on the right side of history. There's nothing to discuss. But that is genuinely true on this issue. And when I realized it, I just almost find myself sputtering because I can not believe the only way you could be an atheist today is to not look at the evidence. If you look at the evidence you're dead, you're going to have to become an agnostic. And I know that's roughly where you're coming from, but you're a real lawyer who does this..

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"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:23 min | 6 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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'Atheism on Trial' Author Mark Lanier Is a Lawyer and a Man of God

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:09 min | 6 months ago

'Atheism on Trial' Author Mark Lanier Is a Lawyer and a Man of God

"I am really, really excited finally to meet Mark linear mark welcome. Eric, it's such a delight. You of course have had a riveting influence in the world, but you've certainly had a riveting influence in my life and in my circle of friends. And so it's an honor to get to be on your show. Now I know you're lying. And I'm going to tell you that's not going to cut it on this program. We don't blow smoke. A lot of people of faith listen to this program. I will not put up with it. Listen, you really are somebody that a lot of mutual friends have mentioned you and your library there in Houston and stuff. And I thought, I want to cover everything. I want also, obviously, mostly to talk about your new book. Your book, let me say this out of the gate. It's called atheism on trial, a lawyer examines the case for unbelief. So that's the headline. Author of atheism on trial. But Mark, Lanier, you are not just a lawyer. You've been a very successful lawyer. If you don't mind blowing your own horn, I know you're going to just stick with the facts here. Tell us if you don't mind who you are in the world of plaintiff's lawyers, how that works. Well, by the grace of God, I really believe. We've been given I've been given a prominent role. I tried the nation's biggest cases. I just finished trying the biggest opioid case. The seminal case that we won up in Ohio that was all over the media. I'm the reason Johnson & Johnson no longer sells baby powder with talcum powder. We upheld the largest verdict in the history of the country related to the asbestos that we found in the baby powder. If I try cases, I've got over 20 billion in verdicts, which is pretty rare. It's hard to find a lawyer with a $1 billion verdict, but one who's got more than they can count on one hand. Pretty rare. Now, all of that, I will only say to say, it's by the grace of God and it honestly as Paul would say to the philippians, is worth rubbish compared to the surpassing value of knowledge of knowing Jesus Christ as my

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"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:43 min | 7 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Be called on it very often. And I know we're out of time, but I'll tell you that there's a so I was trying a benzene poisoning case where benzene had infiltrated the drinking water and it was 10,000 times the legal limit, and it had caused leukemia in this little boy and a host of other problems in the subdivision medical problems. And so I had it on trial. The oil company that had polluted the aquifer with the benzene put an expert on the stand. And the expert said, you can have benzene water 10,000 times the legal limit, and it's fine. That legal limit set so low, it won't hurt you. And I pulled out a jar, a mason jar that I had had prepared by a chemistry department with benzene 10,000 times a legal limit in it, sealed and certified. And I challenged the expert to drink the water in front of the jury. I said, let's see if you really believe this stuff or if you're just saying it because you're getting paid $750 an hour to do so. And he said, well, I'm not going to drink that water. And I said, yeah, I'm sure you won't. And the jury knew immediately, the guy was a fraud. I wish sometimes we had an ability to put these people in a courtroom under oath, because what happens would not withstand cross examination. That's exactly the point is that their only hope is to avoid being confronted by the facts and or reality. It's their only hope. And we live in a culture that allows them to wriggle free, but not on this program and not in your not in a courtroom where you're a lawyer. We'll be right back talking to Mark linear. It's like everybody. Where is the physical. Talking to the author of atheism on trial, a lawyer examines the case for unbelief. That lawyer is Mark linear mark, just a few minutes left. Any stories of people may be who came to faith that you want to share? You know, I was having I was at a dinner party. We're not party. I was a seminar. I'd done the keynote speech. I was seated for the dinner afterwards, and there was an atheist to my right lawyer out of Ohio his name's Mike. And Mike and I were talking and Mike said to me, he says, you know, I'm a golden rule atheist. I said, what on earth is a golden rule atheist? And he says, well, I believe in the golden rule to treat others the way you'd like to be treated, but I don't think there's a God. I said, then you're a fool, Mike. And he said, what do you mean? I said, have you tried the golden rule? Do you think it exists among sharks in the ocean? Well, I won't eat you lest I be eating myself. I said the golden rule is only the product of a God who cares about humanity and sees the value in every human being. And so we started this dialog there, and it progressed and progressed and progressed until finally he had to recognize. He had to totally abdicate everything he'd ever believed and stood for, including the concept of justice. Or he had to accept that there was a God who gave those true values meaning. And that's those are the success stories we live for. Our right for, I should say. You know, you should punctuate your points, though, you say, and the scripture says, I can drink poison, and it won't kill me. 10,000 times the legal level of benzene watch and drink it, nothing happens. I rest my case. Mark 16 verse 16, I believe. Right. But that's not in some of the earlier manuscripts. I want to be very, very clear. Neither is the story of the woman at the well, which really blows my mind, but we don't have time to talk about this. Listen, you have a lot of original manuscript speaking of which in your theological library in Houston. Do you not? Yes, we do. We actually have authentic Dead Sea scrolls. Oh man. I know what you mean. I know what you mean. But it is exciting that we who believe in Jesus and the scripture, we live in a world of evidence. And don't let anybody tell you we don't. They're just blowing smoke folks. Mark I hope you're as excited about this as I am. When I heard that you had come out with a book putting atheism on trial. Because I really think we're at a tipping point in the culture and inflection point. I don't think atheism will be regarded very much longer as possible. If you want to say I hate God, you can say that. But to say there is no God, I really think that atheism as we have known it is on the ropes thanks to science and writers like you. And you, my friend, I can't wait to read your book, and I urge, I mean, I've read so much of your stuff before. So I'm excited to read your book on atheism and thank you for including me on your show. I'm deeply appreciative. Well, listen, as I said earlier, we have a number of friends in common and we're doing similar things differently, but I'm thrilled to know that you're out there. And I got to tell my producer Albin remind me, never to go up against Mark Lanier in a court of law. I got to tell you. That's another story. But it really, it's a joy to get to know you. And I'm thrilled to get to introduce you to my audience. That's a big part of why I have this platform is there folks like you everybody needs to know who you are, what you're doing and that you've written these books, atheism on trial, the most recent one. So Mark Lanier God bless you and to be continued. Blessings on you too. Thank you, Eric. Hey folks, as hard as it may be for us to comprehend in America, there are people in other parts of the world right now who's very lives are being threatened simply for believing in Jesus. In fact, worse than being threatened, many are today enslaved for their faith. Some have been for decades evicted from their homes, charged exorbitant fines, and then sold into slavery for their faith in Jesus. Amazing, but true hundreds of thousands are being persecuted and enslaved in the Middle East. We can literally buy their freedom and save the lives of our precious brothers and sisters and give them joy and hope. It's just amazing. $250, maybe give less, maybe more, please do it. Thank you..

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"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:02 min | 7 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"To escape. You know, Eric, your listeners and viewers can Google the concept of confirmation bias. It's one of the most well-known biases in our head. It's something I have to deal with in courtrooms all the time and deal with myself. It says that instead of listening to evidence and being fair about it, we have a filter in our brain that filters the evidence to confirm what we already believe. And so you've got a world of atheists and agnostics who have already staked their territory on not believing and they've got a filter in their brain that will keep them from fairly assessing the evidence unless they purposefully set that filter aside and deliberately engage their brain in a thinking process. Their knee jerk reactions will always be to filter out evidence against their position. I think a lot of people who say that they're atheists are actually scared to death to put that aside and to look at the facts. And they should be scared. I mean, we know that they really shouldn't be scared. But they have this boogeyman, this idea of what it is to be a person of faith. And it scares them to death. And they don't dare open their minds to it. And they have to be firmly against it, not a good place to be, but we're going to continue the conversation folks I'm talking to Mark Lanier. The book is atheism on trial. We will make the world a shine. Hey folks. I've got to tell you a secret about relief factor that the father son owners Pete and Seth. Talbott have never made a big deal about, but I think it is a big deal. I really do. They sell the three week quick start pack for just 1995 to anyone struggling from pain like neck shoulder back, hip or knee pain, 1995, about a dollar a day. But what they haven't broadcasted much is that every time they sell a three week quick start, they lose money. In fact, they don't even break even until about four to 5 months after if you keep ordering it. Friends, that's huge. People don't keep ordering relief factor month after month if it doesn't work. So yes, Pete and Seth are literally on a mission to help as many people as possible deal with their pain. They really do put their money where their mouths are. So if you're in pain from exercise, even just getting older or the three week quick start from 1995, let's see if we can get you at a pain too, go to relief factor dot com relief factor dot com or call 805 108 three 8 four 805 108 three 8 four relief factor dot com. I use it, it works. Well, you wonder why I always dress in black folks. Welcome back. I'm talking to Mark Lanier who's the author of an important book. Atheism on trial, a lawyer examines the case for unbelief. Mark, one of the things that fascinated me when I was writing my book was this idea that, okay, let's say you want to be an atheist. Where do you follow the dots? It leads to a view of things that is so agonizingly bleak that no one would consciously be able to do that. In other words, I think you have to hold the reality of it at bay. And say, oh, I'm an atheist, and I'm a happy atheist. But I always want to say, well, but have you thought about the implications of your worldview? They are truly horrific. How do people get around that? In other words, if somebody says, oh, I'm an atheist. I'm a happy atheist. What do they say to keep themselves from thinking about the bleakness of a world without God? Because people like Sartre and Camus ultimately realized this is horrifying. This can't make sense. But people tend not to go there. They just tend to say like Christopher Hitchens. I'm thrilled that there's no God in the sky watching me. I'm free. That's.

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"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:49 min | 7 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Talk about that in the book. Yeah, that's the final section in the book is how do we our faith and science at opposite ends of the spectrum or are they too books that God has produced that don't contradict each other? The book of science is just as true as the book of faith, and they compliment each other quite well. And I look at it, not simply from a scientific perspective, but I look at it from a scriptural perspective as well. And that's the final third of the book. It's important because Christians need to understand the Bible does say certain things. But the Bible doesn't say everything. The Bible is God's communication to us about critical things he wanted us to say and it's in the manner in which he chose to say it. But you take Moses on Mount Sinai in Moses gets a dispensation from God, God wasn't as concerned about fixing Moses science as he was fixing Moses theology. And so what God presents to Moses is something that theologically is mind-blowing to anybody raised in pharaoh's household with the wisdom of the pharaohs being taught to him. It's mind-blowing, but we lose track of that when we just read it as 21st century people. And as a result, we start pitting science and faith against each other where they don't belong against each other. Well, and again, we have to be really clear. This is a recent development. And I just have to be clear. It's complete garbage. It's a lie from the pit of hell that faith is at odds with science. People need to understand that it is preposterous, stupid, really offensive when you know anything to say or to accept this assumption which seems baked into the culture at this point. That somehow faith is at odds with science. It's ridiculous. Science as we know it, modern science, genuinely comes out of Christian faith. You never hear that. It's an historical truth. You don't need to be a Christian. Non Christians have written about it. But you can understand why I'm so excited that you've written this book because I think we have to make this case over and over and over and we have to shut down the idea that atheism can be the product of being rational. In this day and age, you can no longer go there. It seems no longer to be an option. Yeah, I would suggest that biblically the teaching is is that science and the Bible does talk about science. But science is a tool that God has given us to combat this fallen world. And so we have tools to help fight disease and that's a godly venture that we should be out there doing. We have tools to understand the DNA code, and that's a godly thing. Now, like everything that's godly, it can be abused and be sinful. Sex within marriage is a godly wonderful thing. Sex outside of marriage is something that's destructive and harmful. In my opinion. And so but I think that's a biblical teaching. In the same way, science used right can unlock wonders to help us in a fallen world. Use wrong. It can create a nuclear Holocaust that can ruin the planet as we know it. But it's a tool that Christians should be trumpeting, not fleeing. Well, it's fascinating to me as well that and I write about it in my book. But I only discovered it in the course of writing my book. And it really is so clear that science comes out of a Christian understanding of the universe that what I often say when I do public speaking, is I say that those of us who are people of faith, many of us have bought into this secular way of thinking, even without meaning to we've bought some of it. We're carrying it around and we need to purge ourselves of these it's kind of like lingering falsehoods. There's so much in the culture that even though we are people of faith, we sort of think that there's some problem between faith and science. We sort of have bought into that. Folks I'm talking to the author of atheism on trial, a lawyer examines the case for unbelief. Mark Lanier will be right back. And these shadows turn in case you haven't been paying attention. The Biden administration has caused a financial crisis and they have no clue how to fix it. Oil prices have skyrocketed and when oil prices go up the cost of transportation and shipping spikes, leaving the prices of goods to rise. And when we're already seeing record inflation that's the last thing we need, our economy is in trouble and you need to take steps to protect yourself. If all your money is tied up in stocks, bonds and traditional markets, you are vulnerable..

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"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:02 min | 7 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Oftentimes, something is open and shut. But if everyone doesn't know that it's open and shut, that it's been decided, it almost doesn't matter, right? In other words, you know, and I know that the case for there is no longer any case. Let's be honest, okay? In 18 59, you can make a good case. Sure. You can make a case in 1966. You can make a case. And that's why Time Magazine comes out with is God dead. But in this day and age, given what we know from science only from science, you can no longer really make a case. But it doesn't prevent people from blowing smoke from pretending that they can make a case. Or pretending that if you're even talking about it, you're not being rational. In other words, they've conflated rationality with being somehow hostile to faith. With some kind of scientistic way of thinking, I don't know if you talk about that in the book. Yeah, that's the final section in the book is how do we our faith and science at opposite ends of the spectrum or are they too books that God has produced that don't contradict each other? The book of science is just as true as the book of faith, and they compliment each other quite well. And I look at it, not simply from a scientific perspective, but I look at it from a scriptural perspective as well. And that's the final third of the book. It's important because Christians need to understand the Bible does say certain things. But the Bible doesn't say everything. The Bible is God's communication to us about critical things he wanted us to say and it's in the manner in which he chose to say it. But you take Moses on Mount Sinai in Moses gets a dispensation from God, God wasn't as concerned about fixing Moses science as he was fixing Moses theology.

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The Argument for God Is an Open-and-Shut Case

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:02 min | 7 months ago

The Argument for God Is an Open-and-Shut Case

"Oftentimes, something is open and shut. But if everyone doesn't know that it's open and shut, that it's been decided, it almost doesn't matter, right? In other words, you know, and I know that the case for there is no longer any case. Let's be honest, okay? In 18 59, you can make a good case. Sure. You can make a case in 1966. You can make a case. And that's why Time Magazine comes out with is God dead. But in this day and age, given what we know from science only from science, you can no longer really make a case. But it doesn't prevent people from blowing smoke from pretending that they can make a case. Or pretending that if you're even talking about it, you're not being rational. In other words, they've conflated rationality with being somehow hostile to faith. With some kind of scientistic way of thinking, I don't know if you talk about that in the book. Yeah, that's the final section in the book is how do we our faith and science at opposite ends of the spectrum or are they too books that God has produced that don't contradict each other? The book of science is just as true as the book of faith, and they compliment each other quite well. And I look at it, not simply from a scientific perspective, but I look at it from a scriptural perspective as well. And that's the final third of the book. It's important because Christians need to understand the Bible does say certain things. But the Bible doesn't say everything. The Bible is God's communication to us about critical things he wanted us to say and it's in the manner in which he chose to say it. But you take Moses on Mount Sinai in Moses gets a dispensation from God, God wasn't as concerned about fixing Moses science as he was fixing Moses theology.

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"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:59 min | 7 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"And we've just begun really excited about this conversation. We'll be right back. So inside these forms. Hey there folks, have you ever looked for a business podcast? You're into business, but you also like to be entertained. So you're looking for a funny business podcast? Well, some of them try to be funny. They're just not funny, which is a problem. I think I have the answer for you. If you like business news and current events with a side of actual comedy, you want to listen to I can't say this was a straight face. It's called IP frequently. The hosts are David and Brad. IP frequently solid business advice that leans right conservative comes with 80s music and current events. They're calling it the unicorn of business podcasts. Is that a good thing? If it's funny, it is a good thing. There are also calling it the Holy Grail of business podcasts subscribe to IP frequently and stay up to date on their weekly stream of episodes wherever you get your podcasts, go to IP frequently dot com. That's IP frequently dot com. Hey folks this year from Texas show, this is the show American Texas. If you need a great lawyer, can I recommend my new friend Mark Lanier? Unfortunately, right now he's busy doing this program. So you're going to have to stand in line. Mark Lanier, you have a book out about atheism. What prompted you to write a book with a title like atheism on trial? I have so many friends in the legal world who are atheists. And I sit in constantly talk to them about their faith or lack of faith, depending on how you perceive it. And I am amazed that it's not well thought out. And I thought, you know, if they just took the courtroom tools that I use every day to try and persuade an unbiased, that's the key to any jury, an unbiased group of people. I don't see how they'd walk away unpersuaded. Because if you think about the American judicial system, in it, sets America apart from I'd say every country in the world. We have hit the Pinnacle of societies, ability to best facilitate, determining truth. We are so confident that our court system and its rules will determine truth that will put people to death based upon a jury verdict that we will change corporate behavior that we will decide which parent gets a child in a divorce proceeding. I mean, this is the bedrock of truth finding in America. So I thought let's take those tools in that approach and let's use it and put atheism on trial and see where the jury would stand. Well, it's interesting because I don't get to talk to many people or anybody who has done in their heads. What I've done in my head over the last couple of years, the same thing. I have been shocked when I wrote my book as atheism dead. I was absolutely shocked. It's almost unbelievable when you look at the evidence. And you say, this is open and shut. This is like, let's have a conversation. Did men really land on the moon or was that done in a studio in Texas? Is the earth flat? There are certain things you don't really discuss because it would be ridiculous. The evidence is so now we live in a world where people say that about things where the evidence is not settled. You know, when you're talking about a climate change when you're talking about a Darwin and evolution, although but there are certain things where you can have a conversation, but there are people telling you shut up shit up. It's settled. You want to get on the right side of history. There's nothing to discuss. But that is genuinely true on this issue. And when I realized it, I just almost find myself sputtering because I can not believe the only way you could be an atheist today is to not look at the evidence. If you look at the evidence you're dead, you're going to have to become an agnostic. And I know that's roughly where you're coming from, but you're a real lawyer who does this. And so talk us through this. You work with juries. You work with evidence and you're telling us when you put atheism on trial, it's not looking so good. You know, Eric, you have hit it on the head. Atheism itself on trial. I make pretty short shrift of that in the book. It actually is a chapter or two and it's gone because anybody who's seriously thinking about it has to shift from atheism to at least agnosticism of I don't know maybe maybe not, et cetera so then that's the preponderance of the book. I then put agnosticism onto trial. And I do it with the principle that we do with the jury every day. And that is put the evidence and each side the evidence for in the evidence against. Put it in the scales and at the end of the day, make a fair assessment. Where is the greater weight of credible evidence? Is it more likely than not, one way or the other way? And I think one of the problems that we have is science, we all have to take science and we all have to take math in school. And it's beguiled us into thinking that proof is always something that's done on a chalkboard or an elaborate. And that is proof for science or math, but I can't prove that I loved my wife with chalk and a chalkboard. I can't prove who ran a red light without looking at other pieces of evidence and then making a decision what's more likely than not. And that's actually proof that's called in court, a burden of proof. So it's not something where we're asked to say beyond any conceivable doubt this is absolutely two plus two equals four. It's basically no, here's the evidence. And what's more likely than not and when you do that, even agnosticism crumbles under the weight of the awesome evidence. Well, what I find interesting is that I always say this because, you know, I'm in the business of communication and media and so on and so forth. And oftentimes, something is open and shut. But if everyone doesn't know that it's open and shut, that it's been decided, it almost doesn't matter, right? In other words, you know, and I know that the case for there is no longer any case. Let's be honest, okay? In 18 59, you can make a good case. Sure. You can make a case in 1966. You can make a case. And that's why Time Magazine comes out with is God dead. But in this day and age, given what we know from science only from science, you can no longer really make a case. But it doesn't prevent people from blowing smoke from pretending that they can make a case. Or pretending that if you're even talking about it, you're not being rational. In other words, they've conflated rationality with being somehow hostile to faith. With some kind of scientistic way of thinking, I don't know if you.

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Why Lawyer Mark Lanier Wrote 'Atheism on Trial'

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:33 min | 7 months ago

Why Lawyer Mark Lanier Wrote 'Atheism on Trial'

"If you need a great lawyer, can I recommend my new friend Mark Lanier? Unfortunately, right now he's busy doing this program. So you're going to have to stand in line. Mark Lanier, you have a book out about atheism. What prompted you to write a book with a title like atheism on trial? I have so many friends in the legal world who are atheists. And I sit in constantly talk to them about their faith or lack of faith, depending on how you perceive it. And I am amazed that it's not well thought out. And I thought, you know, if they just took the courtroom tools that I use every day to try and persuade an unbiased, that's the key to any jury, an unbiased group of people. I don't see how they'd walk away unpersuaded. Because if you think about the American judicial system, in it, sets America apart from I'd say every country in the world. We have hit the Pinnacle of societies, ability to best facilitate, determining truth. We are so confident that our court system and its rules will determine truth that will put people to death based upon a jury verdict that we will change corporate behavior that we will decide which parent gets a child in a divorce proceeding. I mean, this is the bedrock of truth finding in America. So I thought let's take those tools in that approach and let's use it and put atheism on trial and see where the jury would stand.

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"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:46 min | 7 months ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host. Eric Texas. Hey there folks. I don't know about you, but I'm very, very, very excited about my next guest on this program. How could you be excited? You don't even know who the guest is. Well, now I'm going to tell you his name is Mark Lanier. And like all of the best people, he's complicated and difficult to some up. He's on this program today because he's written yet another book, but he's not somebody you would really maybe know as an author. He's written a lot of big deal books, but he is also kind of a big deal in the world of lawyers. Maybe I can get him to explain to us who he really is. I am really, really excited finally to meet Mark Lanier Mark. Welcome. Eric, it's such a delight. You of course have had a riveting influence in the world, but you've certainly had a riveting influence in my life and in my circle of friends. And so it's an honor to get to be on your show. Now I know you're lying. And I'm going to tell you that's not going to cut it on this program. We don't blow smoke. A lot of people of faith listen to this program. I will not put up with it. Listen, you really are somebody that a lot of mutual friends have mentioned you and your library there in Houston and stuff. And I thought, I want to cover everything. I want also, obviously, mostly to talk about your new book. Your book, let me say this out of the gate. It's called atheism on trial, a lawyer examines the case for unbelief. So that's the headline. Author of atheism on trial, but Mark, Lanier, you you're not just a lawyer. You've been a very successful lawyer. If you don't mind blowing your own horn, I know you're going to just stick with the facts here. Tell us if you don't mind who you are in the world of plaintiff's lawyers, how that works. Well, by the grace of God, I really believe. We've been given I've been given a prominent role. I tried the nation's biggest cases. I just finished trying the biggest opioid case that is a seminal case that we won up in Ohio that was all over the media. I'm the reason that Johnson & Johnson no longer sells baby powder with talcum powder. We upheld the largest verdict in the history of the country related to the asbestos that we found in the baby powder. I try cases. I've got over 20 billion in verdicts, which is pretty rare. It's hard to find a lawyer with a $1 billion verdict, but one who's got more than they can count on one hand. Pretty rare. Now, all of that, I will only say to say, it's by the grace of God and it honestly as Paul would say to the philippians, is worth rubbish compared to the surpassing value of knowledge of knowing Jesus Christ as my lord. Well, I have to say, those of my friends who know you, know that it's God's great, because they know you're just not that talented. And it's got to be God doing all of this, because God can use anyone, including an unprepared rule. I don't know. No, it's kind of funny because we know we know that it's God, but also God creates some people particular talents. And so it's exciting to get to know you and to know that you're being used by God as a lawyer. For very, very many, many important issues and cases. And so it's good to get to know you and people can look you up LA and you also go. Eric, I will say this. It's a fascinating the way God works through all of this because I get whether I'm teaching at Harvard, whether I'm teaching at Stanford wherever I go on a national platform, people ask me why are you so successful? What is the secret? And I tell all of them the same thing. It's that I believe in a God who has taught us that truth is a bedrock foundation of every aspect of life. And I go into a courtroom seeking God's truth. And when you have God's truth on your side and you have a fair jury and a fair judge, you will find success because that's what our system our judicial system is supposed to be based on. But having that platform allows me to interact with so many atheists and agnostics and that's what.

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'Atheism on Trial' Author Mark Lanier's Legal Accomplishments Pale in Comparison to His Relationship With Jesus

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:28 min | 7 months ago

'Atheism on Trial' Author Mark Lanier's Legal Accomplishments Pale in Comparison to His Relationship With Jesus

"Your book, let me say this out of the gate. It's called atheism on trial, a lawyer examines the case for unbelief. So that's the headline. Author of atheism on trial, but Mark, Lanier, you you're not just a lawyer. You've been a very successful lawyer. If you don't mind blowing your own horn, I know you're going to just stick with the facts here. Tell us if you don't mind who you are in the world of plaintiff's lawyers, how that works. Well, by the grace of God, I really believe. We've been given I've been given a prominent role. I tried the nation's biggest cases. I just finished trying the biggest opioid case that is a seminal case that we won up in Ohio that was all over the media. I'm the reason that Johnson & Johnson no longer sells baby powder with talcum powder. We upheld the largest verdict in the history of the country related to the asbestos that we found in the baby powder. I try cases. I've got over 20 billion in verdicts, which is pretty rare. It's hard to find a lawyer with a $1 billion verdict, but one who's got more than they can count on one hand. Pretty rare. Now, all of that, I will only say to say, it's by the grace of God and it honestly as Paul would say to the philippians, is worth rubbish compared to the surpassing value of knowledge of knowing Jesus Christ as my

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"lanier" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"lanier" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

"You're considered the founding father of virtual reality. Do you think we will one day. Spend most or all of our lives in virtual reality worlds. I have always found the very most valuable moment in virtual reality to be the moment. When you take off the headset and your senses are refreshed and you perceive physicality afresh. You know as if you were newborn baby. But with a little more experienced he can really notice just how incredibly strange in delicate and julia impossible. The real world is Sue the magic is and perhaps forever will be in the physical world. Well that's my take on it. That's just me. I mean. I think i don't get to tell everybody else how to think or how to experience retreat. At this point there have been multiple generations of younger people who've come along and liberated me from having to worry about these things But i should say also even in a what. I called it mixed reality back in the day in these days. It's called augmented reality But with something like a hall and even then like one of my favorite things to augment a forest. Not because i think the forest needs augmentation but when you look at the augmentation next to a real tree the real tree just pops out as being astounding you know it's it's interactive. It's changing slightly all the time if you pay attention and it's hard to pay attention to that but when you compare to reality all of a sudden you do and even in practical applications My my favorite early application of retrea audi which we prototype going back to the eighties. When i was working with dr joe rosa and at stanford med near near where we are now. We made the first surgical simulator and to go from the fake anatomy of the simulation which is incredibly valuable for many things for designing procedures for training things then to go to the real person. Boy it's really something like Surgeons really get woken up by the transition. It's very cool. So i think the transition is actually more valuable than the simulation

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Jaron Lanier on the Future of Humans and AI

Lex Fridman Podcast

02:18 min | 1 year ago

Jaron Lanier on the Future of Humans and AI

"You're considered the founding father of virtual reality. Do you think we will one day. Spend most or all of our lives in virtual reality worlds. I have always found the very most valuable moment in virtual reality to be the moment. When you take off the headset and your senses are refreshed and you perceive physicality afresh. You know as if you were newborn baby. But with a little more experienced he can really notice just how incredibly strange in delicate and julia impossible. The real world is Sue the magic is and perhaps forever will be in the physical world. Well that's my take on it. That's just me. I mean. I think i don't get to tell everybody else how to think or how to experience retreat. At this point there have been multiple generations of younger people who've come along and liberated me from having to worry about these things But i should say also even in a what. I called it mixed reality back in the day in these days. It's called augmented reality But with something like a hall and even then like one of my favorite things to augment a forest. Not because i think the forest needs augmentation but when you look at the augmentation next to a real tree the real tree just pops out as being astounding you know it's it's interactive. It's changing slightly all the time if you pay attention and it's hard to pay attention to that but when you compare to reality all of a sudden you do and even in practical applications My my favorite early application of retrea audi which we prototype going back to the eighties. When i was working with dr joe rosa and at stanford med near near where we are now. We made the first surgical simulator and to go from the fake anatomy of the simulation which is incredibly valuable for many things for designing procedures for training things then to go to the real person. Boy it's really something like Surgeons really get woken up by the transition. It's very cool. So i think the transition is actually more valuable than the simulation

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Non-Linear Learning and Progress

Developer Tea

02:12 min | 1 year ago

Non-Linear Learning and Progress

"Progress most often when uninterrupted is cyclical thing about this for a second progress and we can sub in the word learning because learning and progress are in many ways in most ways. Interchangeable learning and progress are rarely lanier and are more often cyclical as not always cyclical either but I want to focus on those two different options. I guess three different options for progress for learning. When i is what. We kind of intuitively intuitively believe which is the linear model right. The linear model of progress. The second is cyclical they cyclical model of progress which is most common and then the third is anything else anything else that is not doesn't fit those tumult so first let's talk about the idea of linear progress and i wanna talk about are kind of intuitive assumption. That most things are linear. You've heard this on the show before the linear model makes the most sense to our brains probably because most of the things that we interact with we interact with in some close to linear way. Now if you think about physics this is generally not actually true. Nothing goes from You know sitting at rest to going particular velocity. Nothing starts moving at a particular velocity instantaneously. That doesn't happen. Everything has a non linear acceleration curve or deceleration curve. There's no way to You know in average kind of physics setups. At least the ones i'm familiar with. There's no way to go instantaneously to a particular

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"lanier" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

The Culture Soup Podcast

04:09 min | 1 year ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

"You're is two thousand fifteen. And it was the last complete year that i'd spend on facebook before dumping it in two thousand sixteen and it was saint patrick's day and i was trying to find a really creative way to celebrate the day or at least you know acknowledge it. 'cause i'm not a huge saint. Patty stay fan. But there's a little story in my family. That's absolutely true that i shared and it was that i'd say don't pinch me and just a little bit irish in. That's because woman on my mother's side of the family married a black man out of love and it was a white woman. Go figure neither one of them were in slavery and this was in the late. Eighteen hundreds early nineteen hundreds in the segregated south. These stories actually do exist and yes you have to believe that they were up against a lot. But they're the exception at today's episode like this for a very good reason if you pickup. No thanks seven ways to say. I'll include myself the remix. You'll find not only two bonus chapters in more coaching more insights. More data. More research more affirmations. But you'll also find the story of the white woman's role on a plantation and how it plays into what happens today in corporate america. in fact i mentioned one of my dear friends shannon linear. Who's a sixth great grandson of president. Thomas jefferson and his slave. Sally him ings. If you know anything about the story she was about fifteen years old when all of this started well they had kids and you'll see throughout accounts that often this relationship has been romanticized and in other situations. You'll find that people really have an issue with this. Because sally hemmings was slave her very presence in the situation to begin with was not of her choice or will. We'll get into that a little bit more but we delve into the dynamics between white women on the plantation and black women on the plantation and ultimately in this book we discover an unravel through an empathetic exploration. The dynamic that is troubled in has been troubled between black women and white women here in the us and now in corporate america generations later. Now you may be saying well. I'm a white woman. And i don't have these problems. You may not have it. Thank goodness we're talking about progress in this episode as well and there is some data that i collected from research that i did that. I talk about in this book. That uncovers that yes. They're our allies out there. They get it but there are a lot of people out there that do not and they've decided they have nothing to do with what happened on the plantation so long ago and they don't want to be blamed for racism today. Well today we unravel things in peel back that onion with friend shannon lanier the sixth great grandson of thomas jefferson and his slave sally.

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"lanier" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

06:28 min | 1 year ago

"lanier" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Lanier. Leo Terrell two point. Oh, past the Darrell Scott with us. I think one of the most divisive, repulsive things that I hear the names that if you are conservative and African American Are used to describe you. And you know, how is it that you have Twitter as it is an NBC news that it is. You know, the references go back to Clarence Thomas, Uncle Clarence, or I hope he eats a lot of eggs and bacon and gets heart disease like a lot of other African American men and dies Young Was USA today at the time. I mean, he actually said I get called Uncle Tom and the N word by progressives. He went on to say, um, you know, then then you got M S NBC News. Emma's DNC, You know, trashing Tim Scott. I'm embarrassed for embarrassed For what? That he doesn't agree with you that it's open season. You could say anything and everything that you have you you want, you know, because he said he doesn't believe America is a racist country didn't say there aren't Racists in America Racing. Yes, in America, said that it's not America's not racist. Look at this. The strides that we've made that we talked about starting from a civil war war that was fought to the Voting Rights Act, The Civil Rights Act that by the way, Joe Biden praised the guy that filibustered that nobody ever seems to want to talk about that. And a nation that seeking solutions and success for every man, woman and child And that can happen in this country. If, in fact, we would get serious about law order, safety, security and education that every town in every city in the country were touched a little bit on the issue of natural law that rights come from God. And then a free environment. The talents put in every individual get to come to fruition. And and that is the beauty of America and a system that where we can right wrongs and correct injustices. And we have, but yeah, we have far we've come far and we have far to go. No one's disagree with that with his Kareem here. The problem here is you're making A lot of people are making the mistake of taking an issue that human rights issue This is a humanitarian crisis is going on in America right now with Black America. You're saying on and I'm talking about why black people reacted why we wrecked it, And I wouldn't call Tim Scott, Uncle Tim Tim Scott's a good friend. We've worked with him on a lot of things, but the issue here is At the end of the day. Just been a lot of things that about the fact that we're still dealing with some of these things mean that we've dealt with them for a lifetime top. Get the first step back, which is amazing. We did that with trip Tim Scott, but that was the undo Systemic crisis things that with the lack of knowledge, he also did crew intimate. He also did criminal justice reform. He also he also he also funded historically black colleges more than any other president, and I'll tell you the biggest accomplishment. Is he set record low after record low after record low unemployment for every demographic, including African Americans and African American youth unemployment. Donald Trump did that not Obama, not Biden. He did, but he did that in 2000. And 17 between 17 4000 points while we still dealing with these issues that they're not systemic, I'll let Leo wins that leaving. You know what? Yeah, I'll take a crack in it, but I don't think you know this is why Term. Systemic discrimination to systemic racism is a legal term. I know what it means. No disrespect, anyone listening, You need to understand what that term is. But when you have minority run cities like Chicago In Washington, D C and Baltimore, Maryland, where all the people of color are running, and you think there's a cynic, racism respectfully. You don't know what you're talking about, because if people or just like you and I make a decision haven't ever impact, learn what the term means before you use it because I know what Leo with Trump had to deal with federal level. I'm just trying down with it on a federal level, Leo, not on the municipal or local level. He dealt with the criminal justice inequities that was systemic in the federal government, the federal prison system you're talking about. I can't blame it on legal on a federal level full term, respectful, you guys. You need to understand what that word means. That turned me and how it's applied. It's being used, like like Like Like, Like food like it's meaningless. You don't know what it means. No. What time is a subjective time? What is the meaning is a legal term. Systemic discrimination is a legal term. Okay. Break it down there. Don't no, No, no, no, no. I'm not gonna even try to get down to the car. I don't know, but I'm asking you got it mean it means we know what the word systemic means. We know what the word racism. Maybe it's a little racism. Sorry I met him in the system. No, that's wall. Okay, well, what does that make more? No, you don't. No, no, no. What we're saying is that the systems that are Racists in America and I could tell you once Once you know what that term is, You understand why I refer to it we more time, Leo. That's like me. Unless you know what it's geological time years. I can't explain salvation to you unless, but you wouldn't know what a theological term stop. The reality is about. You can't do that man. Reverend delivers her name is turns Break it down for us. You don't lawyer they know tell us what it means. Okay, I'll try to tell you right now. Systemic Discrimination is where an organization a governmental entity has implemented policies and procedures and the employees. Implement that policy of procedure to this advantage One group of another. So if you have that, on the national level, the city level the school district you have to show that they're motivated by that person race into show that there's policies and principal implemented for bass specific purpose. Okay. Lily was the environment way. Hey, was affirmative action system is what Was affirmative action. Systemic. Oh, my gosh. You know, I mean, e a Jim Crow system. It was red lining. Substance. Systemic was coming with justices are systemic was a 1980 crack loss of cynic. I mean, come on, Leo. We're heading about a break here. We'll come back boys. Karim Lanier. Leo Terrell two point Oh, past the Darrell Scott on the other side. Quick break right.

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas guts Homeland Security Advisory Council

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:19 sec | 1 year ago

DHS Secretary Mayorkas guts Homeland Security Advisory Council

"Biden administration is gutting the Homeland Security Advisory Council, which provides the DHS secretary with advice. Political reports 32 members of the council have been fired is the administration continues to put its stamp on DHS. Among those removed were former deputy DHS secretary Ken Cuccinelli and former D C police chief Cathy Lanier.

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A Victorious Transformation in Holborn

London’s Best Office Spaces – The Links Between London’s Past and the Modern World

01:07 min | 1 year ago

A Victorious Transformation in Holborn

"The striking nine story victoria house in hoping is built in the neoclassical style and is complete with portland stone facades. It's actually described as being built in the neo. Grech style which was a neoclassical revival. Style of the mid. To late nineteenth century there was popularized during the reign of napoleon. the third reigned from eighteen. Fifty two to eighteen seventy the neo. Greg style was inspired by eighteenth century. Excavations at pompeii and lanier became popula. In the mid nineteenth century the style combined elements of the greco roman pump magician styles into richly eclectic bland.

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Lake Lanier Shore Sweep this weekend, northeast of Atlanta

Lawn and Garden

00:34 sec | 2 years ago

Lake Lanier Shore Sweep this weekend, northeast of Atlanta

"Is going to be cleaned out today, thanks to some volunteers were going to be tackling all the trash tires and such that are out there. Here's WSB Cheryl Castro on the store. It's called the annual sure Sweep. John Barker with Lake Lanier Association says the Corona virus pandemic played a big part of the amount of trash is folks headed for the lake in big numbers. The boat traffic on Lake was Fourth flavored a levels. I mean, middle of summer levels that early in the season and that seemed to continue. Volunteers will be working 6 FT. Apart to clean the lake, they'll be provided with masks, gloves and hand sanitizer and

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"lanier" Discussed on The Family Vacationer

The Family Vacationer

04:18 min | 2 years ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Family Vacationer

"Thanks Stacy for being on the show. We appreciate your time my pleasure anytime guys take care. We'll rob that was an interesting interview but since you and I are really both from this area around Lake Lanier you, you're not both know that we really just barely hit the tip of the iceberg here. There's so much to do but what were your personal takeaways from? Well, you know there is there's literally so much to do on the lake I know we didn't really talk about the fact you can rent a houseboat one of my family memories I rented a house boat and I actually propose to my wife in the middle of Lake Lanier on that houseboat so That's cool. We need all. It was pretty funny because I tried to make it a surprise. I'd come up with this elaborate story that I can't still can't believe my wife believe but I wasn't supposed to be on the boat. They were She was going to take it out with my inlaws in my parents to see if maybe we want to have the rehearsal dinner on I, don't know it was. Crazy story but then. Ruthie. I guess five at the time. She was with Tracy and they got on the boat and Ruthie saw me I was trying to get out of the way. She saw me at the end of the boat and took off. And Yeah. So Tracy then new I was on and so then I had to quit cover Oh, I got off early and was able to make it and We still protected the surprise but that was that was pretty cool. But yeah, there's there's a ton of things to do on the lake and. I think Margarita Ville taking over Lakeland rounds is only up the ante as far as the quality of things you can do I know that we've done the Christmas thing like we talked about at Lake Lanier islands. That's always that's always fun to do and again Margarita those just kind of up the ante.

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"lanier" Discussed on The Family Vacationer

The Family Vacationer

05:17 min | 2 years ago

"lanier" Discussed on The Family Vacationer

"Rented pontoon boat and just anchor in the south part of the lake and just watch the sailboats and sailing kind of gets an underrated promotion on the late. But we have actually some some pretty large sailboats one of. Our sailing charter companies. A boat that was in the America's Cup that they all the yeah. They sell it regularly on Lake Lanier. So It's kind of interesting that sailing culture here is pretty big. I'd also recommend Lake Lanier Olympic Park if you're not familiar is one of the last remaining venues from the nineteen, ninety, six games that still actively and use, and they have concerts, they have international sporting competitions going on and they have a recurring series. That's a food truck. Friday. That starts kind of March April if the weather's permitting and runs through October. And they have all the food truck five music and they're even right now in the age of Covid. They're still able to do it because it's outdoors on their big plaza area so they have Preserved tables, you can go to their website or call the park and reserve your own family table So you can get your food and have a private table to sit at and everything's all spaced out and all that. So it's a very good and safe for everybody to enjoy that event and they have probably the best sunset on the lake is at Olympic? Park? So yeah that's a good spot. Out of the Olympic Park I got to work there in ninety six. I got to work there and did, yeah yeah, I was. Able to be a translator out there and when I was there guess last last summer I think there's still a stage out there if I'm not mistaken, right? Yeah. Okay. In the two, thousand, two, I, think it was two, thousand and two they hosted the world the rowing championships for the world and when the when that competition came, they built this plaza because during the Olympics may recall that the public was across the water on the other side of the.

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City of Fairfax to Rename Lanier Middle School, Following Lead of Several Washington DC Area Schools

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 2 years ago

City of Fairfax to Rename Lanier Middle School, Following Lead of Several Washington DC Area Schools

"School in our area is fairly kicking its name to the curb. During our nation's racial reckoning on a vote of four won. The city of Fairfax School board has voted to change the name of Lanier Middle School. The Sidney Lanier. While not a general for the Confederacy did served in the Confederate Army from 18 61 to 18 65 after becoming known as the poet. Of the Confederacy. The school board will be collecting new suggestions throughout the week through Friday. If you have any suggestions, you'd like to add just head over to the city of Fairfax schools that order An

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Atlanta authorities investigating 2 drownings on Lake Lanier

Handel on the Law

00:23 sec | 2 years ago

Atlanta authorities investigating 2 drownings on Lake Lanier

"N. R. Is investigating two drownings and like Linear this weekend, 59 year year old old Bruce Bruce Hild Hild drowned drowned about about 5:30 5:30 p.m. p.m. Friday Friday after after jumping jumping from from a a boat boat at at Docket Docket Mill Mill Campground Campground and and never never resurfacing. resurfacing. Ah, Ah, 45 45 year old man disappeared about 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Linear Park, and later a swimmer recovered his body

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"lanier" Discussed on Ghost Town

Ghost Town

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"lanier" Discussed on Ghost Town

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Atlanta: Trump plan to divert Pentagon funding could have GA impact

Handel on the Law

01:19 min | 2 years ago

Atlanta: Trump plan to divert Pentagon funding could have GA impact

"President trump's plan to divert three point eight billion dollars of defense funding to the border wall could impact Georgian negatively cuts announced include ordering fewer C. one thirty J. cargo jets built in Marietta and fewer F. thirty five fighters with parts made in Georgia Georgia congressman very Loudermilk says he's working to minimize the impact the top local news every thirty minutes and when it breaks ninety five point five W. SB depend on a WSPU stop emotional story LA Valentine's day gift for the crew of the international space station A. B. C.'s loyal Moris has more it took several times over the past week but finally a successful launch entry thirteen Northrop Grumman's unmanned cargo ship headed to space the nearly four ton shipment bringing experiments in gear but one specific request from the astronauts three types of candy skittles hot tamales and Mike in Mike's their sweet care package expected to arrive Tuesday one of Louise ABC news seven X. four people near lake Lanier as the lake level continues to rise after all the recent rain the lake level is nearing the nineteen sixty four record high of one thousand seventy seven point two feet lakes on loan reports Lanier's level for IT at less

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Author Mary Higgins Clark, 'Queen of Suspense,' dead at 92

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

Author Mary Higgins Clark, 'Queen of Suspense,' dead at 92

"Mary Higgins Clark the queen of suspense has died at the age of ninety two the best selling author was a widow in her forties with five children to support when her first book was published she would go on to write more than fifty books when and here's Lanier he sat down with their just over two years ago the author said no matter how long she had left she planned to spend it doing the only thing she was good at I say if the fairy godmothers come to the cradle the one who might have left the I was at a town I can

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Racing's Drug Kingpin: Randy Lanier

Past Gas

12:06 min | 2 years ago

Racing's Drug Kingpin: Randy Lanier

"Let's get into the story of Randy Lanier the weed racer yes. Yeah Oh Randy. Lanier was born in Lynchburg Virginia on September. Twenty second nineteen fifty four. His family moved to Broward County Florida when he was thirteen. There were few things a good old boy such as randy loved more than pot. He would frequently sneak out of school just ahead to the beach and smoke smoke. Do by the age of fifteen. He was selling pot to his classmates. Even after he dropped out of high school he would continue to sell to his. GED Randy would say honestly. I didn't even think about it as drug dealing it was just a way. Okay for me to smoke without having to pay for Kumon tally. When did you first smoke? Pot Yeah Probably fourteen fourteen I think at that point I was too afraid of it because like there is on on my way to school. There is a tunnel that went under a freeway. Go through and like that's where like the the Estonians of the burnout so by smoke and they all kind of frightened me a little bit rightfully so they were kind of rough kids but I I it was never about that in high school. I thought like I think looking back on. It was pretty like dude intervene. Kinda like weird. I couldn't wait to smoke pot. Yeah Yeah I would've smoked pot way earlier if I were popular enough to have any friends. Yeah like years later I realized tons of kids I knew were smoking weed and they were like totally cool but it was just like those tunnel. Kids'll uh-huh scared me away from it is the first time I smoked was in college On top of a parking garage that was across the street from our dorm And of course like it was out of an apple. Of course yeah I think everybody's I Branches out of an apple and of course it didn't have any effect act on me and then the second time it did me and my boy tyler went back to our dorm room and we did freestyle raps over McNamara. She's a few hours. That's that's the way to do it. It was very sick. I mean when I was a kid like we'd culture was just so much it was just painted in such a different way. Yeah you know like it's fly out of lax with weed in your pocket. They were like we don't care some of these stores. La Look like the frigging apple store like men and it's crazy and it's like it's very convenient and you don't. You don't feel weird about buying pot but I feel like I definitely like missed out on like that. Like illicit elicit like. Yeah I used to smoke such crappy pot but the fact that there are people making billions of dollars off a weed right now and still people serving life sentences for possession national or selling is a huge problem that we should address maybe an another another day on another episode pats anyway it by the age of Nineteen Randy began working for construction company where he continued to sell it. Because he's not only a jug. Dili's Kinda just like a lazy like he's he jug dealer because like I don't know who's round man overtime it's clientele grew increasing the size of orders as well as prophets as sports illustrated. PUT IT in time. Joints turned into Baggies baggies. Turned into bag bags turned into bricks. rix became bales ails sales of a push. teed Johnston the BAGGIES. I can't do it slow anyway. Now it's hard. He's very good to the one thousand nine year. Old Randy drug dealing was the most promising opportunity yet he said. Let's just say I was definitely making more money. Then I made Neilan boards all day. I believe one of his last purchases on his first I just want to point out. How like good? This dude is at just sound clips. Yeah you know like yeah. Very romantic quotes. Yeah yeah one of his first purchases with his newfound wealth was a twenty seven foot magnum sports speedboat. He purchased for eighteen grand. Initially the boat was only. I used recreationally. He would jump waves and just you know cruise around there but before long an associate recommended he put that boat vote into quote commercial. Use like selling ice cream from the boat. James I doubt it. Oh I looked up these magnum votes This speedboat in particular is like so cool yeah just long as hell low fast. They're sick this guy's cool and and just like that Randy lanier move from being a low level drug dealer to a mid level trafficker in the timing. Couldn't have been better It it was the early nineteen seventies. It was a smuggler's Paradise Man. It was like the pirate days trafficking into the US specifically really from Columbia was still unknown. Threat that would soon become one of the biggest drug crazed sees in US history and a new exotic strain of marijuana called Colombian Colombian gold was being grown on Colombia's Guajira peninsula and it was beginning to flood the American black market. The arrival of Colombian gold fueled fueled a boom in America. Known as La Bonanza meeting. Better the mayor which loosely translates into the marijuana. Bonanza guys we gotTA Marijuana Bonanza Hands. Of course Florida was the best place to import such a large amount by the early eighties. About three quarters of the United States marijuana supply originated from Columbia Razi in his first mission. He he went to the Bahamas to pick up one ton of marijuana. So you're gonNA see like yeah I'm going to grab my boat to the middle of the ocean and pick pick up a ton of pot two thousand pounds a week it's crazy Randy showed up to these specified coordinates in the middle of the ocean and another other. Bigger boat would pull up next to them and the the we yeah. What's up guys like? And they transferred all the bales from the big boat into the whole of Randy's speedboat and then he would get the hell out of there all right thanks town to go back toot sweet right. I picture him just like wearing a cowboy like no shirt gene short. I'm imagining as not to become a in in the story from now. Yeah I think that's a good way to imagine This this technique was super common speedboats. Like Randy's were fast enough to evade the long long arm of the law and it wasn't difficult for smugglers to slip up the intercoastal waterway and hide a labyrinth of Florida swamps. According to a report one trafficker could earn a return investment of around one hundred fifteen percent so it made sense for randy to do this with a speedboat and naturally after you know I mean it sounds like this is like trying to get people to do it which they probably were you can get a return of one hundred and fifty. Why don't you come to this lunch at the Holiday Inn? And I'll I'll tell you all about a way that you can get up to one hundred and fifteen percent return on your investment with one Boron. We'll even Lisa the boat. Yeah very reasonable reasonable interest rates. Naturally ready was hooked. He did this trip. He did this kind of trip often. In spite of risks linear loved tempting fate eight and living on the edge of disaster for Kenny loggins lurk he had multiple close calls including one time almost sinking his boat as it was way down down so much by marijuana despite everything he frequently alluded capture by the US coastguard and received a twenty five percent. Cut of his delivery. Delivery seems like a lot. I mean he's taking all the risks to me. That's I guess he was just like a runner yes he wasn't dealing to the public anymore. Now he's there's like a guy from the ocean is a post mates for we. Yeah in a in a way. Yeah do you post Manson anymore. I use post meets way too much. I try to be waste free But you know sometimes you just you just want to pack of EMINEM. I know in one thousand nine hundred ninety six at the age of twenty two Lanier married his high school sweetheart. Pam uh-huh with her help. He opened a jet ski and boat rental shop near Fort. Lauderdale as a front to launder the money and present an air of legitimacy gene under the guise of a boat rental shop he soon purchased a sixty five foot trawler. I looked. I looked up with these are trawlers are basically really big boats votes There could be like recreational trawlers or fishing trawlers. Like just imagine a sixty five foot boat milk you can look it up Your you'll probably imagine the right thing. It's a big big boat with low. Yeah he got one of those with Got A lot of room. That's bigger than I thought. Yep Yep sixty five feet him with a boat this thing that is a thick composed he could smuggle directly from Columbia. No longer having to stop open meet a A mothership down to the Bahamas with each delivery he made with a sixty five foot boat he could smuggle over eighteen thousand pounds sounds of pot into the US that allowed sweet sweet dreams Enoug- soon despite massive quantities. He has now smuggling he was always smart smart about it. Never visiting import twice in a row. He would load up in the port of Santa Marta in Colombia and he would either doc in the US in in New Orleans San Francisco and sometimes bridgeport Connecticut Far Ways up the coast. Yeah I mean just looking at those three locations locations that's a huge spread Like some of those trips could take like a week. Some of them can take like three weeks to get there. You know that's crazy. Yeah smuggling muddling much like racing and comedy is all about timing Lanier loved loved the adrenaline rush of almost being caught doing something so illegal but he needed more one day while visiting an auto show that was taking place. Within the Miami Ame Convention Center Linear stumbled upon a booth that was sponsored by a local driving club. He immediately realized that racing would give him the high he needed and impulsively possibly signed up and that is when the racing career of Randy Lanier started in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight at the age of twenty four to the guys. I'm twenty six now. You don't even own one boat. I don't own a boat. Never smuggled shifts this dudes in his third career now. Yeah he started out as like get drug dealer. And he's a drug trafficker now owns a boat rental company. That's three and now he's like you know what man I think. I'm going to give this race car driving the try. It's awesome randy bought in nineteen fifty-six Porsche three five six speedster for seventy five hundred bucks and competed in the production class races at the SCC a southeast regional championships. Although he had no clue what he was doing he was a natural with each race. He proved drastically eventually winning the e production class in nineteen eighty at age. Twenty six. How old I am? I've never won any production class. Some feeling inadequate inadequate. But that's fine

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The policeman who arrested a president

Retropod

05:30 min | 2 years ago

The policeman who arrested a president

"These days from from Boise to Britain TV. Talking heads and Barstool philosophers have been pondering one of the great mysteries of the US Constitution. Russian can the president of United States actually be indicted arrested handcuffed. The whole deal is. He's hit possible the prevailing answer. Is this nobody. But that's not entirely true. Ropel President Ulysses s grant knows or should I say new in eighteen seventy two while president the grant was arrested at the corner of thirteenth in 'em in the district this was not a high but it was at least theoretically speaking speaking a misdemeanor. The man who led the north to victory in the civil war was busted for speeding on his horse. Grants arrest was confirmed a few years ago by then district police chief Cathy Lanier. The story was told in a remarkable arkell but obviously forgotten article in the September twenty seventh nineteen o eight edition of The Washington Evening Star under the headline Only policeman who ever arrested a president. That policeman was William H West. A black man who had fought in the civil war since his retirement. The story said he has decided to let the public know the true story of the arrest. It begins with grants love of fast horses. General grant was an ardent admirers of a good horse in love. Nothing better then to sit behind a pair of spirited animals the star source said she was a good driver and sometimes let them out to try their metal and that's where grant as president wrote into the law. The police had been receiving complaints of speeding speeding or starregistry after mother and child had been run over and badly injured officer. West was dispatched to investigate as West. Spoke to witnesses another group of speeding horse. Carriages headed toward him including one driven by the president of the United States policeman. West held up his hand for them to stop the story. Said grant was driving a pair of fast steppers in. He had some difficulty in halting them but this he managed to do grant was a bit testy home. Well officer he said what do you want with me. Hello West replied. I want to inform you Mr President that you are violating the law by speeding along this street. Your fast driving sir. Her has set the example for a lot of other gentlemen. The president apologized promised. It wouldn't happen again. Galloped away away but grant could not curb his need for speed the next evening westwards patrolling at the corner the thirteenth and m streets when the president came barreling through again this time speeding so fast that it took him an entire block to stop. When West approached him? Grin was cocky. The Star article said he had a smile smile on his face that made him look like a schoolboy. Who'd been taught by teacher? Grants excuse for speeding was not unlike one. That's the probably being given somewhere right now on America's rose he had no idea he had been going so fast. West was sympathetic. But I I am very sorry Mr President to have to do it. He said for you are the the chief of the nation and I am nothing that a policeman but duty is duty Sir and I will have to place you under your arrest. It's worth pointing out here that standards of journalism especially with quotations were. We're not as rigorous back then as today so it's nearly impossible to know if this is the whole truth and nothing but the truth however linear did confirm the arrest and there are other historical references to it anyway grant in several of his speeding buddies who were also arrested went with west to the police station. He President of the United States was ordered to to put up twenty bucks as collateral. A trial was held the next day. Thirty two ladies of the most refined character and surroundings voluntarily came into the court and testified against the drivers. The Star story said the cases were contested bitterly. The judge imposed heavy fines and the scathing rebuke to the speeding drivers which didn't include the president.

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"John Doe" who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault dies

Jared and Katie

05:57 min | 3 years ago

"John Doe" who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault dies

"Kevin Spacey one of his sexual assault accusers died in the midst of a lawsuit unexpectedly and people won't as of right now it's on known causes and if you're not familiar with the store he's been accused by several different men of sexual harassment or assault mostly sexual assault he was massage therapists in and twenty eighteen he made the claim that during massage therapy. we have young kids a crown turned down give a couple things turned out three to one to turn down took the massage therapy Kevin Spacey grabbed his hand and they made him touches this diet private area gotcha and then they'll let me ask you real quick was he found not guilty criminally so this was a civil lawsuit this was this is a different there's another one that was thrown out recently as a separate one okay this is separate you still can sue right if you're found not guilty criminally as we've seen with OJ since I'll yet yeah because this is a lawsuit so this isn't a criminal thing I guess but this man had had remained a man who died unexpectedly who's a Kevin Spacey accuser has been he has not released his name did not wanna releases name I mean the court knows but in the ask the court not to relate releases ninety one people because he's embarrassed about it he's a middle aged man that was well respected his family's like devastated ha but he look for to standing up to Kevin Spacey is the report from his attorney. so the question is look at what happens when you just die in the middle of a lawsuit that you're pursuing or exciting as serious going on getting killed I wonder like the guy than the jail and steam. other Mister it's just seems like all these rich powerful people all of a sudden the main witness dying writing you seemingly CI a and a law and order episode like that would never happen and then it does I this is scary and I would imagine that if you are being sued by someone and then they die does it just go away is just over in the end I mean if the serious allegation then I I guess you would also think will think I'd have some to do with it and give you know I don't know we do have official about at least Lanier on at least so what's the deal with this Kevin Spacey thank Hey give warning Hey I love the analogy about law and order either they actually the writers of on order based on older episodes on real life legal situation that you're in line at one of the show's ripped from the headlines totally true they totally so all that stuff you see on there has some where in the United States actually occurred and they picked it up and put it in the chat mark I had the S. Kevin ironically the Kevin Spacey show that he was on what was called the political Shah house of cards that was based on a political things as well the murder in the sea in the craziness that goes on with the politics like seriously like we don't think we think of the movie stores up like that but Mike really go on debating on my real life people yeah US yeah like you said hell wild is it that all these in all these cases like mysteriously this key witness you know this guy going after Kevin Spacey mysteriously dies those are. yes the weather's no foul play suspected so you know the internet is but what happens like your to get your question what happens is so this is a civil lawsuit like you said this is not a criminal lawsuit so in a civil lawsuit this man who died he's the point if he's the one that was agreed that the right and so when that person dies that does have an impact on the case as an impact on the damages in the case it has an impact on who would receive those damages right because the plane as the guy who was aggrieved and harm is no longer around to receive those damages so what happens is with the Californication California and it's kind of similar all over there's a legal duty for the plaintiff's attorney to notify the court or notify here notify opposing counsel that your planet has died so they filed that notice so now that starts the clock ticking in the California court there's ninety days in which the plaintiffs counsel not must open in a state for the plan F.. and which is a lot of paperwork and I you know hiring having an estate attorney it's usually separate attorney and then follow substitution so that the estate becomes the plan F. instead of the actual individual if they do that within ninety days the lawsuit can go on but it becomes a lot harder to prove and the damages are impacted because now your key witness is gone visitors can I say Kevin Spacey took my hand and put it on his stuff right right now if it was a criminal trial lease Lanier any criminal trial and you're the one witness and the safe you died or or murdered let's say you died is that I mean the I guess that they don't do they throw it out right away or the so you're out. it's it's really depends kind of a case by case basis on what other evidence they have because some you know a lot of times in a criminal trial the key witness like numbers for all of the key witness has been dead from go right so that you you're still able to prove the case was more yes for a circumstantial type evidence I witness testimony some of that kind of stuff there's even a thing if you know your plaintiff is sick what they the massage therapist had terminal cancer or something his attorney didn't know that this case they had they known that they could have preserved his testimony in advance they could help. video. testimony in advance but they didn't notice that he didn't do that so in a criminal case they just you value waited based on other evidence of this crime and then if they don't really have other evidence of the crime they will often drop the charges if a key witness that now we're talking to our official turn at least a linear I do have a question okay so what you want if that's the case it almost makes it more enticing to kill the key witness. yes

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Ukraine president's party leads ahead of parliamentary vote

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:39 min | 3 years ago

Ukraine president's party leads ahead of parliamentary vote

"In April laniers Alinsky swept victory in Ukraine's presidential election it was a curious case of life imitating art misters Alinsky was the comedic star of show called Servant of the people I mean which depicted a regular guy swept into the presidency with a message of change once in power misters Alinsky wasted no time guy over what's going on in his inaugural speech. He said he would dissolve parliament and hold early elections. The vote will take place on Sunday on the ballot. This time is Mr Zielinski. Namesake Servant of the People party polls suggest it'll make a strong showing he needs it too if he's going to make good on his promises to Ukrainians frustrated with the old guard some of that old guard must be voted out of parliament in the Ukrainian system. The president has limited powers. I Know Snyder covers Ukraine economist most of the governing hours belong to parliament and government formed. I coalition in parliament so despite his victory presidents Alinsky has had pretty limited room for maneuver. He's been saddled with essentially okay the par Shankar government his efforts to make progress in terms of lawmaking have been stifled and so he's been restricted to sort of symbolic steps and I think he wants to take the real lovers of power but I mean can he what what sort of political influence dizzy hat I mean I I understand. He's a good sort of figure for people to focus on but do you think he can gather the political will he needs so if the polls are it'd be believed his party serving of the people is polling somewhere between forty and fifty percent some even in thinking might be able to gather pure majority regardless of whether they crossed the fifty percent threshold or not hill likely have the largest block in parliament and the dominant position in whichever coalition he chooses to form and in part it is a reflection of what people have seen in him so far he's made a series of sort of symbolic steps things like canceling a military parade and instead paying bonuses to servicemembers reducing the number of the presidential staff announcing plans as he had promised during the campaign to move the presidential administration from its old imposing Soviet headquarters. These are things that have signaled to voters that he's serious about change and so far Ukrainians are choosing to believe but I mean the single biggest thing they went to believe is that undue influence on the government by all the guards and the like will go away I mean does he presented credible chance of that exactly and this is the rub as always in Ukraine where the political system is under the grip of oligarchs. Mr Lansky has faced questions about his ties to one oligarchy in particular eager Colombo ski who was the owner of the T._v.. Channel on which Mr Leonides comedy shows ran in recent years when you take a look at the list of candidates for his party it seems to be a real l. sort of grab bag of genuine young reformers and political novices looking to make a mark for the first time old friends and associates from his previous life as an actor and folks with some questionable ties including two oligarchs so the parliamentary list is in some ways manifestation of Lewinsky's desire to be everything to everyone and the question will be if Mr Zelinski does manage to gather a parliamentary coalition and form government. What kinds of laws will start to push firsthand? How directly will he challenged the oligarchy interests? It's still largely controlled Ukraine. So what exactly is he planning to do to address those concerns. His policy platform has been quite heavy on things like introducing more what he calls snug avoided avoided direct democracy decentralizing if you will more power to the people removing immunity from deputies M._p.'s parliament so some somewhat populist moves like that the question of sort of economic policies policies a bit fuzzier. He's promised to continue with the steps required under an i._M._F.. Loan program it's helping to prop up Ukraine's economy even to this day. He's promised to pursue tough anti corruption measures but his legislative agenda. We'll really come into focus. Once parliament forums it is a bit of a smorgasbord something for everyone and it seems to be working as intellectual strategy well working at least as the polls are concerned anyway. What do you think he intends to do regarding relations? Into Russia and the conflict in eastern Ukraine this is another obviously major if not the major issue for Lansky and for his presidency he's taken a different approach in certain important ways to par Shaneco are Sankoh pursuit of very a outright ethno nationalist even approach to the conflict Zilenski has been more willing to talk about and pursue building ties with the people not necessarily the leadership of but the people stuck in the Russian controlled controlled separatist territories in eastern Ukraine. He's been more flexible about the use of language switching freely between Russian and Ukrainian Russian being spoken more commonly in the east of the country and he's already engaged in some direct diplomacy even with Putin himself. There's a potential prisoner exchange in the works and that would be certainly a signal of positive movement and perhaps assign that the two leaders are engaged in a more constructive dialogue than in the past but at the same time Lansky will have to fight off horses domestically who will accuse him of being too nice as it were to folks in the east of getting to engaged with Putin and that will present challenge for him going forward and so all told what chances do you give him move overturning public opinion of reading the government of undue influence of stabilizing the economy of normalizing relations with Russia. What what odds do you give success in terms of the symbolism? He's already had some big successes his figure his person in in and of itself represents a new Ukraine a post Soviet generation or generation that didn't make its name and it's money in the murky division of assets after the fall of the Soviet Union the Ukrainian populace at large already beginning to have a more rosy outlook about the future about the direction of the country the downside is that if he can't fill that shiny new form with the content of governance that could be real disillusionment and he'll be up against deeply entrenched interests and forces throughout out the bureaucracy throughout the economy throughout the state know how to run this system and how to work this system much better than the former comedian turned resident.

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"Angel melody to Lanier owns raining, cats and dogs pets near Scottsdale, roading shea boulevard in Scottsdale. And she does something that would be really difficult for a lot of us to do. Melody rescues and cares for senior dogs and I love you for that. How long have you been doing that? Probably forty five years, gosh. And how did you get into that lane? I've always been an animal lover, and I've always had property, and so it seems that everybody who has a sick or old animal, or somebody that wants to give one away or somebody that has a problem animal. They wind up at my house. And so this is your story makes me cry. Because it's not easy to care for senior dogs. And so you, you come into their world and into their life at a time when they need so much love in medication. And you never in there so many challenges. Why, why do you do it? I hope somebody does it for me when I'm older. I don't wanna die alone. And I wouldn't want one in God's creatures to die alone. I wanna hold their paw. Do you love her melody comes by these animals in so many ways in some cases, their owners pass away and no one is left to care for the pet? They're homeless people who have pets and melody takes him in during the hot summer months, or she'll hear about abandoned senior dogs, and she'll give them a forever home melody is it raining cats and dogs pet salon in Scottsdale. And you know what? If you take your pal to get groom, they're you know, they're going to be in good loving.

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