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"lanier" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Please keep your dreams alive. Thank you. Thank you so much for welcoming me back. I love you. Thank you, thank you thank you. Well, there you go. That was inspirational, right? I mean, the kid, well, he's not a kid. By the way, 51 years old. He doesn't look 51. But the message there. And if we had a few more speeches like this, I think the Oscars would be somewhat tolerable. But what a great story, this guy living the American Dream came here to this country, learned the language, was in goonies, was an encino man was he and I think he was an encino man too. Because they had a couple of other stars of encino man that were up for a nomination. But this young man, he thanked his mom, thanked his wife, and then he turns around and he says, this is America, and it was nice to see somebody in Hollywood actually acknowledging that America is a great place a land where your dreams can come true. And it was very interesting and ironic that the person who delivered that message came to this country legally as an immigrant. How about that America? All right, we got to take a break here, 8 four four, 747 88 68. Again, 8 four four 747 88 68. This is the Todd starring show. All right, the ecommerce site Etsy is warning sellers to expect some delays on payments because of Silicon Valley bank just want to pass along that information to you. Let's go to the phones 8 four four 747 88 68 Susan and Georgia, listening to us on WD UN wants to weigh in on that name change. What you got, Susan? I thought I'd love your show. I listen all the time. Never call in, but I couldn't help myself today. Listen, thank you. My husband grew up on Lake Lanier. I learned how to fish. Learn how to swim all that. We live in Cleveland, Georgia now, but I would love to know who was going to be so relieved if they changed the name. I just think it's ridiculous. Not to mention what it's going to do to all the businesses who have the name Lanier in their business name because their businesses are in and around the area. I just think it's crazy. And like I said, there must be people that have nothing else to do, but sit there and decide, well, what are we going to change today? You need to lead Lake Lanier alone. Susan, you know what's happening? These woke activists are literally every time there's a name they're Googling it to see if there's any connection to the confederacy, so they can be triggered. Yep. That's what it is. Unbelievable. There are trigger happy. I love it. Yes, they are Susan. Hey, appreciate the call Susan. Great, give us a call back one of these days. Let's go to Donovan in Georgia..
Caller: Changing the Name of Lake Lanier Is Ridiculous
"I thought I'd love your show. I listen all the time. Never call in, but I couldn't help myself today. Listen, thank you. My husband grew up on Lake Lanier. I learned how to fish. Learn how to swim all that. We live in Cleveland, Georgia now, but I would love to know who was going to be so relieved if they changed the name. I just think it's ridiculous. Not to mention what it's going to do to all the businesses who have the name Lanier in their business name because their businesses are in and around the area. I just think it's crazy. And like I said, there must be people that have nothing else to do, but sit there and decide, well, what are we going to change today? You need to lead Lake Lanier alone. Susan, you know what's happening? These woke activists are literally every time there's a name they're Googling it to see if there's any connection to the confederacy, so they can be triggered. Yep. That's what it is. Unbelievable. There are trigger happy. I
"lanier" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And watching Bloomberg business week. Carol master, along with Paul Sweeney in for Tim stenog on this Wednesday, a lot going on, including we are expecting some comments from President Biden when it comes to student loan relief. So as soon as he begins talking from the nation's capital, we will, of course, take you there. In the meantime, we want to get to one of the most read stories on the Bloomberg today, and I got to say our Carly juana, a Bloomberg, giving it a shout out on our morning call today. It's about how the often historically private Wall Street culture is being hit with tele tiktoks from the tell all Gen Z culture. So let's get to it with mister Lanier pulu. She is Bloomberg news personal finance reporter with us in our Bloomberg interactive broker studio Missy joining Paul and myself. So Missy, first of all, Wall Street's reading at Bloomberg's reading it, it is, as we said among the most read on the Bloomberg, what exactly is going on? So if you needed any proof that there's currently a generation clash happening on Wall Street, this is the proof. You have a bunch of young entry level bankers sometimes analysts, other times interns that are really coming into the office for the first time during the pandemic. Since the pandemic happened. And what they're doing when they're showing up at the office is doing these so called day in the life videos, which really took off during the pandemic, they're happening across every industry. And now they've come to Wall Street. And what these videos show are several details about what life is like. So for example, what food they're eating, what they're wearing to the office, what their commute looks like, but oftentimes they'll also dish out on details of how long they're working. And so that is something that I think is causing a lot of conundrum within Wall Street because on the one hand, this is the best marketing, these banks could ask for if you think about the fact that yeah, they're struggling to retain young talent and these videos are hitting gen zers right where they spend most of their time, which is TikTok. But on the other hand, these are banks that really want to control their own narrative. They have social media policies, and they need to be able to tell employees what they can and can not do. And I think for the banks, it's just become the situation where they can't really control it. They don't want to stop it, but they're trying to. So I want to ask the wall streeter who spent many years on Wall Street. I just imagine how this could go terribly wrong. So for example, a day in the life, and you show me what's on your screen and I see a spreadsheet of company XYZ as, oh my goodness, are they doing an IPO and M and a trade? What's going on? That type of thing. So I would guess the compliance departments at these firms, which have quadrupled in size since I was on the Wall Street. That's the big area of growth on Wall Street as compliance. What are they thinking? Well, I think that's just what they're trying to manage, right? They're trying to do whatever they can to make sure that their employees are aware of what is and isn't allowed. So for example, filming on the trading floor, big no. Filming on screens, big no. And I think these gen zers are willing to work around the rules. They're not trying to get themselves in trouble. And they're not saying firms sometimes, right? Well, they actually, that's part of the trick here. Well, they're not. I mean, they have their names out there, so it wouldn't take too long for you to figure out where they work, but they're not going out and speaking of on behalf of their companies. They're going out and speaking of behalf of themselves. What they're doing, and what they're experiencing investment banking is like. And so they're leaving the names of the firms out. And like, listen, some firms have had to ask people to take down their videos. Goldman Sachs has done so, Bank of America has done so, but there are other banks that are really embracing this. Like for example, Morgan Stanley, this year, in their intern swag bag, put in phone ring lights, which are these little lights that you can put on your bags? No. I did not. I got an HP 12 C did you get martini lunches? No, I missed that but just a couple of years. Just check it. I got the greatest bull market of all time. There you go. Sorry. Yeah, no, I mean, there you go. Things are changing. And I think that they're putting in ring lights to encourage interns to film. They also encourage them to use a specific hashtag called my MS summer so they can aggregate all of the content in one place. And so they're really embracing it. They get that this is something Gen Z can't live without. And so the question is, how can it become something that both sides can peacefully agree on? Do we have any outliers where some firms that just said absolutely not if I see a video up that's that's it? I mean, I don't think so. And I don't think they can afford to do that. I think you're right. I think that's how this generation communicates they're much freer with what information they're willing to share and I think it's corporations. It's just a general, not just Wall Street investment banks. You got to figure out how to appeal. Appeal to that. Totally. Well, and I feel like that's one of the big things, right? That Wall Street is trying to figure out at this point, right? It's how to tap into that younger investor. I mean, you hear about it constantly, especially as there's a lot of startups and a lot of competition among kind of younger firms that appeal to a younger generation. So I can see the quandary. Totally. And I think part of the story makes is we spoke to a lot of these young analysts that work at these banks and they were women
"lanier" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Person that can be explained the impact of Robert lenier from only in New York and saint bonaventure all the way up to Milwaukee Explain to the rest of the world what he meant to the Midwest from 1970 to 1980 he played for the pistons and it was just it was just hand to hand when you were here Lanier at kobo because that's where the pistons used to play back in the day In 1982 I want to say 84 He went to the box Four years of the book Yeah But he was something else What's so important here Michael is Shaq wouldn't then Shaq Right Without Lanier bob Lanier I wish people could see more video of him how he played the game Because bob Lanier you're right about they always talked about his feet and he did have big feet Am I going to lie about it But bob Lanier I mean he was a mainstay obviously in Detroit I mean we loved him in Detroit And boy he was sorry to see him go But the big guy And we just take it for granted now and they do tostitos commercials or whatever There's like 47 bob laniers now Am I right He was like the original size 18 shoe He between him and I want to say Wilt Chamberlain but they didn't even have Lanier was a piece of meat up He was like you know Lanier was like okay get by me Fine Now let's go ahead That's great Detroit I mean that's the pistons you think about them and they came back even with those later teams in the 80s that were so good but bob Lanier When I think of the pistons I think of the really rough and tough physical basketball and I think bob Lanier is one of the four frogs of that Back in the day bob Lanier Dave Bing all those guys I man I miss those days I wish they would go back to kobo 'cause kobo was great What was kobo Like I don't know anything about kobo Kobo when he used to play cobalt Park a basketball It was like I guess it was more like the garden of best way I can describe it Because you could set the court up easy at kobo And it was just a piece of memorabilia back in Detroit You played you know right off of Jefferson avenue And Woodward and that area and it was Michael Barr When Robert lenier he's died in that set for all of basketball at age 73 All of Detroit as well Running green on the screen here offers shocking inflation report Yeah the headline number came down but the interiors were a little bit sporting We will continue here and I do want to mention Bitcoin challenges are other bitcoins which I don't understand We're.
How Do Atheists Navigate the Bleakness of Their Beliefs?
'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
"lanier" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
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"lanier" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"And if i was actually giving this advice to my daughter she'd already be out of the business so i'm this hypothetical net teenager that doesn't really exist. That really wants to sit and listen to my daughter and some now. Maybe that's a difficult question you Talked about losing your mom. yeah Do you miss her. Yeah i mean. I still connect to her three music. She was a. She was a a young prodigy piano player in vienna and She survived the concentration camp and then died in a car accident here in the us. What music makes you think of her. Is there a There song well she you know she was in vienna. She's she had the whole viennese music thing going Which is you know. Incredible school of absolute skill in romance bundle together and Wonderful and the piano. Especially i learned to play the some of the beethoven sonatas for her. And i've played them in this exaggerated drippy way. Remember when i was a kid in death exaggerating meaning do full of emotion year like just likes just. Isn't that the only way to play beethoven at another. That's a reasonable question. I mean the fashion. These days is to be slightly app. Alanine with even with beethoven but when imagine actual beethoven playing might have been different. I don't know i I've i've gotten to play a few instruments. He played and try to see if i could feel anything about might have been for him. I don't know really. I was always against the clinical precision of classical music. I thought a great piano player should be Like in in pain.
"lanier" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"To be. I fair enough. Is there moments in your life. That happened that were defining in the that you hope others. Listen i gotta say the moments that defined me were not the good ones the moments that defined me were often horrible I i've had successes you know but if you ask what defined me. Mother's death Being under the world trade center in the attack The things that the things that have had an effect on me where the most were sort of real world terrible things which they don't wish on young people at all and this is this is the thing that's hard about giving advice to young people that they have to learn their own lessons and lessons don't come easily and a world which avoids hard lessons is will be stupid world. You know and i don't know what to do with it. That's a that's a little bundle of truth. That has a bit of a fatalist equality to it. But i don't i don't. This is what. I'm saying that you know. Freedom equals eternal annoyance. Like you can't like There's the degree to which honest advice is not that pleasant to give an i. I don't want young people to have to know about everything i think. I wanna wish hardship on them. Yeah i think they deserve to have a little grace period of naive ajay. That's pleasant. I i mean i do. You know if it's possible if it's these things are this is like this is tricky staff. I mean if you if you okay so let me. Let me try a little bit on this advice. Think i think one thing in any serious broad advice will have been given a thousand times before for thousand years. So this i'm not gonna. I'm not going to Claim originality. But i think trying to find a way to really pay attention to what you're feeling fundamentally what your sense of the world is what your intuition is. If you feel like an intuitive person what your Lake lake to try to escape the constant sway of social perception or manipulation. Whatever you wish not escape entirely that would be horrible but defined defined cover from it once in a while to find a sense of being anchored in that to believe in experienced as a real thing believing inexperienced has the real thing is very dualistic that goes in that goes with my philosophy of dual ism..
"lanier" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"You think there's truth to that that Music somehow connects is something that words cannot yelm. Music is something that just towers above me. I don't i don't feel like. I have an overview of it. It's just the reverse. I don't fully understand it because on one level. It's simple like you can say. Oh it's if a thing. People evolved to coordinate our brains on a pattern level or something like that. There's all these things you can say about music. Which are you know. some of. that's probably true. It's also there's kind of like this. This is the mystery of meaning. Like there's a way that just instead of just being pure abstraction music can have like this kind of substantially to it. that is philosophically impossible. I don't know what to do with it. Yeah the amount of understanding. I feel i have when i hear the right song at the right time is not comparable to anything. I can read on wikipedia. Anything i can understand the Read through in language. The music does connect us to something. There's getting there. Yeah there's there's there's some kind of a thing in it. I i've never ever. I read across a lot of explanations from all kinds of interesting. People are like that some kind of a flow language between people between people and how they perceive and that kind of thing and and that sort of explanation is fine. But it's not it's not quite at either the something about music that makes me Believed that pants. I could possibly be true. Which is that everything in. The universe is cautious. It makes me think may may be humble in how Much or how. Little i understand about the functions of our universe at everything might be cautious. Most people Interested in theoretical physics. Eventually land in pence like is them But i i'm not one of them. I I still think there's this. pragmatic imperative to Cheap people special. So i will proudly be a dualist without feeling cats people in cap..
"lanier" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"You exclude yourself from being able to be a good engineer or designer and so you're facing incompetence immediately so i really think we need to subordinate algorithms and be much more skeptical of them. Your intuition you speak about this brilliantly was social media how things can go wrong. Isn't it possible to design systems that that show compassion not to manipulate you but give you control and make your life better if you so choose to like grow together with systems in the way we grow with dogs and cats with pets with significant others in that way they grow to become better people. I i don't understand why that's fundamentally not possibly you're saying oftentimes you get into trouble by thinking you know what's good for people. Look at this question of what framework were speaking in You know who. Alan watts was so alan watts went. Said morality is like gravity that in some absolute cosmic sense. There can't be morality because at some point it all becomes relative and who were we anyway like. Morality is relative to a tiny creatures but here on earth were with each other. This is our frame and morality is very real thing with gravity at some point. You know you get you get into interstellar space and you might not feel much of it but here. We are on earth and i think in the same sense I think this this identification with a frame. That's quite remote cannot be separated from a feeling of wanting to feel sort of separate separate from and superior to other people or something like that. There's there's an impulse behind it. That i really have to reject and we're just not competent yet to talk about these kinds of absolutes able okay so i agree with you. That a lot of technologists sort of lacked basic respect understanding love for humanity. There's a separation thing. I'd like to push back against in not disagree but i believe you can create technologies and you could create a new kind of technologist engineer that does build systems that respect humanity..
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
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
"lanier" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"So what is your biggest lessons learned from this journey of meeting the people who were all from this union holier. Think you know the the title of the book co-author with james feldman is jefferson's children the story of one american family and that we really are one american family. You know my story happens to link back to the president but it's not very different from many other families have been touched by slavery and of impacted by and we're still being impacted by today but we are all one family in this country as well so at some point we have to come together as one people and try to fight for those words. The jefferson said. I'm going to create an equal my author. Jane always likes to say you know what does that mean. And it's up to all of us to really fight for that today to fight to make those words true today because he didn't include everybody when he was alive and said those words but we can today but we have to fight for we have to stand up for each other and we have to do it as one family as one people to get to a place of equality and understanding. Because you know even came said. I'm probably gonna mess it up but Injustice to someone anywheres injustice people everywhere. Something like that but and so true and we have to come to a point where it affects all of us. You know the decisions people make and the impact of one person's decisions can infect us all an impact is off can hit close to home for all of us. We saw that. George floyd situation. No in it's still happening today. What's other police officers and other people in other cities has to stop has end. Have to stand up is wrong. I love that it all starts with one person in the decision you make. It reminds me of that group of people who were around. George floyd the guy who was a martial arts expert the woman who was the Ems she was off duty even the little girl who was fourteen years old at the time or seventeen years old at the time that held up her device and recorded the entire thing they all made decisions that changed the course of history. Even those police officers that were holding him down. They made a decision that impacted us in everybody. And especially george floyd for the rest of history shannon. It's been a pleasure to have you on. Thank you so much for having me always enjoy. Thank you so much and you guys travel safely. Thanks all right bye bye. What an awesome conversation with shannon linear television news journalist morning show anchor and my friend. Of course he's also the sixth great grandson of thomas jefferson and his slave. sally hymning. You know the timing of this storytelling. Shannon did is so impeccable. Because one of course the book and you can exclusively get that no thanks and the remix on amazon exclusively but also you know what would it take a little time in dedicated to my dearly departed. Great she was ninety four years old and yesterday. I traveled with my family. All the way to arkansas and back in the day to honor her memory she was amazing she lived through segregation. She lived through desegregation. She lived through the civil rights movement. The first one she lived through the election of the first black president she saw it all but it also serves as a reminder that we aren't so far removed from slavery. My great aunt. Nita wasn't a slave but her parents were just removed from it and my great grandmother on my other side of the family. My dad's family and this is the remix to actually in the original version. My great grandmother ellis kennedy lived to be closer herself if not over one hundred. We're not sure. She was born on a plantation. That's my dad's grandmother tried to tell me things that happened. Then don't impact us now. Find us online at. The culture suit dot com on instagram and twitter at the culture soup and on facebook at the podcast until next week in park as does every deduction of no size communication. The culture sue podcast is a registered trademark of no silos communications. L l c..
"lanier" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"Didn't own land or black people anything right and this is only mentioned in the book. You literally have to have some empathy for the woman of the house for this very reason. What you drawn out here Is that she had to just take it. And if you were gonna take it out on somebody who you're gonna take it out on your husband or the slave so it's it's pretty complicated. And if generation over generation over generation there was this disdain from grandmother to mother to child the way you know until they're adults how do you expect a nation that never healed from this to see black women. It's it's it's a trip. I will ask the problem. We talk about the healing but we can't get to a place of healing until we get to a place of understanding until we get to a place where can actually talk about it so many times. America wants us to act like slavery never happened. We should forget it right. We enslave longer than we've been out of slavery so for us to say oh. It was ancient history. Forget about it. don't think about it. it's like no we have to talk about it. We have to get some type of apologies. We have to get some type of understanding and get to a place where we can actually talk about it but we act like it never happened. We can't talk about so we can never process it and get to a place of healing. And that's what happened in order to to reach that place. Absolutely y'all we are one big family tree whether you like it or not. We are lessons. Adam and eve i mean yes. What right and something graham daddy and grandpa did you know. Even if it's just a few generations back that can cause all sorts of strife between people even if it's the hatfield mccoys..
"lanier" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"On the plantation. I think my mother skipped the whole love or rape situation and said they had kids. We were learning as children. You know what i mean and even with my children you know. I try not to. Sugar coated too much. I definitely don't go with the whole love story scenario but and you know i think people forget that it's hard sometimes. It was for the older generation. It was hard for them to even talk about this. And the shame and the guilt and embarrassment came with some of the relationship aspects that you could not say that you had a father to this child so a lotta times for them. It wasn't It was they were ashamed of some of the the relationship they had and they didn't want to say that they're great. Great great great grandmother was raped for thirty eight years so for some people. It was a coping mechanism to almost and especially for a lot of people that were like historians or people that were jeffersonians that it was a lot easier for them to say. Oh it was a love relationship. That's what made it so different from other slaves. I master relationships will she. As you mentioned was a slave. She did not have a chance to say what she wanted. Her did not want because regardless of how she felt she was owned property he owned her physical body and could do what he wanted to that body at any moment in time that he chose to now whether that was their setup i was not there i don't know i don't know but the mindset of someone who is property is they don't have a choice they don't have a right to say no because it's going to happen anyway now where she could have done it said. Hey this is going to happen either way so i might as well go along with it and try to get out of it what i can't get out of it. Which was the freedom for all of her children at the age of twenty one. They were trained with trades and they had skills to survive once they left the plantation. And those were the only people that jefferson ever freed at the age of twenty one so that again points to the fact that of the paternity of him and she came back from paris with him on that agreement. He chose to You know agree to do that. So wow you know it's just you know so much. Yeah but. I don't think my mom necessarily sugar coated. I think she just left out parts. And i tried to meet a balance with my kids and tried to explain to them. They know a slavery is. They know that she was on property. They know it's not a good thing they know it's not a you know a good situation to be in and they know that people are still enslaved today. You know. I kinda used some time to scare them. I won't be a slave. You better stay with nap you when you were living in the basement you and your kids and listen to what we say you know like they like to run off. Say stay with me so yeah you won't be a slave. There's still a lot of children enslaved today guys. You could follow shannon in his antics with his kids on instagram. Daddy duty sixty five hysterical. He eat ed on on the platform as mr shannon linear also on all social media platforms tiktok in around the clock. And you know yes. So you did some work with ancestry. The reason why i mentioned them. It's because one of my friends. Dr henry louis gates junior. Who's been on this show. People skip in some people remember him from the things beer summit that happened on the front lawn of the white house with president obama and the officer that arrested him for breaking into his own home. Quote unquote okay. So anyway dr gates has a saying. And i love it. And he says the human genome makes us all the same thing in it. Does what have you along this journey to prove that out. Just look at people. Just talk the people. We're more alike than we are different. People a lotta times don't realize they get stuck at this the outer shell and think over so different but even when we talked to the dna doctor who did the study on. What is the makeup. He said you know genetically we are more like than we are different with. You know small little pieces here and there. They've changed our pigmentation and stuff like that where we are a lot more than we are different and You know you just talk to people. You'll find that out. You know a lot of people. Don't even talk to the neighbors. You know what i mean. Yeah and have you talked to your neighbor. Talk to your friends. Talk to people that work. You'll find out that you have a lot in common need like the same thing you go to the same places and there's so much that we can learn from each other that people just need to you know be open the open learning and sometimes that that we are more alike than we are not thinking comes and slaps in the face smithsonian came down and did a story on you and they also took a picture and look. My parents have met you yet. And i had to share with the most like look at this picture side by side. My friend shannon six generations plus away from thomas. Jefferson and thomas jefferson. How did this startle you. I mean it startled us okay. So first of all i never thought i looked like thomas jefferson. I said the joke like. Oh yeah we look just like but No jefferson and then when the smithsonian dress may just like jefferson put us the same background from his famous portrait from eighteen hundreds. And then morphed us together at one time. What is like what. I had to dig a double take like okay. I see some resemblance a little shocking. 'cause i never saw before but when you put side by side and then when you put us like that when they did the more. Wow that's creepy and y'all if you google google it it's out there. And the houston chronicle. Had the picture run. Everybody would viral when people were not tagging me. That's why and i'm not getting credit. Well it was so much the bone structure in the bridge of your nose. That really jumped out at us and my dad was like. Oh my gosh you can't pick your family. And sometimes those genes they carry on so it is yeah and thomas. Jefferson was married. Wasn't he so. He was married to his wife martha and when she passed away in childbirth. That's when sally hemmings started watching over his children and she came to paris to be the hands made for his children and that's when they began to have children. I said when she was over in paris looking after his daughters and so he wasn't married at the time of that relationship but Who knows what else he was doing while he was. Yeah well. we know the dynamic on the plantation. And you know that wasn't always the case and we mentioned this in the book that many times the lady of the house. The wife of the master will still very much in that home when these things were going on and there she couldn't say anything and a lot of times there was what was called nighttime integration. Where during nighttime everybody was integrated long but in the daytime back to work. Don't look nobody don't know don't say nothing. And a lot of these people forget to that. Those women were putting their places. Women didn't they didn't have you know ability to speak up and say things and go against her husband. They had to stay in their place to and a lot of forget. Even when jefferson wrote those words ought created equal. He wasn't talking about women's he wasn't talk about people that.
"lanier" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"So i'm always coming to feed and of course it is so in your face. We are in another civil rights movement. That's what people are writing. That's what people are saying. It's in the media and we're seeing it with their own is beginning. Last year we saw thousands upon thousands millions of people marching and hitting the streets in response to what happened with. George floyd and i heard on cnn. Someone say you know. Even dr king didn't have that. Many people hit the streets in march which is amazing to even think about but things have changed things kind of haven't changed. What's your perspective as the sixth great grandson of thomas jefferson and his enslaved per stally hemmings. You have a platform around unity in diversity and inclusion what. What do you think about everything. That's going on right now. Well one of the things that makes this fight different is that we have more allies that we are joining forces together because people are starting to realize the truth. This is not a black issue. This is not something to black community needs to solve. This is a global pandemic. Might as say we got to pandemic a global issue is gonna take all of us to end the racism discrimination that inequalities that we're facing in this world because as not just up to the black community. The black community didn't create the black community. You can't be and shouldn't be the only ones that have to stop it and it's gonna take all of us to continue fighting and for all of us have some empathy some understanding some patients some time to really digest in educate ourselves. A lot of the stupid stuff that happens in the world is people are not educated enough on a different cultures on different people on different communities. And how to handle those situations. So i think if we can educate ourselves and have a little understanding heart that we could probably go a lot further and we can try to come to more equal ground one day and you bring up a really point. We have to educate ourselves. Because even though you and i were born in this century and it may seem like so much is so far removed from us going all the way back to thomas jefferson and sally hemmings. It would be very easy for someone to say. Was that have to do with me. As black people we see the connection all the way back to the plantation. There may be some other folks in don't and perhaps educating yourself might help to understand that we still live with the demons from bandon right now. What do you say yeah. I think there's still a problem that has crept up in it's affecting us and more ways than one when you think about the separation of the black family that's started back in slavery when you think about people trying to divide the black community in could us against each other started back in slavery. I'm there's so many things that can resort back to that they're still struggles that we're dealing with today and even with the way were perceived in some communities where we have to keep them in their place so how dare they think that they can at vance or be have more power than me or more thorny or anything like that. There's this The privileged we talk about a lot. I know has been one of those buzzwords lately. Will that started then as well. So there are a lot of things that are being carried over from that period or that error that are still plaguing us today and you know is going to really take a mindset change to be able to come to grips and change that and they may not be our generation it may have to be our kids or grandkids generation so unfortunately has to unfold because we have to really change people's thinking people living a certain way for fifty sixty years or whatever it may be. It's going to be hard for them to turn that. Click all and really switch. They're thinking they can catch it. They can learn they can understand but sometimes it reverts back they just have to catch themselves as long as you're willing to be able to think about it to catch it to switch it. I have a cousin. We write about in the book. Dan hemmings and he was raised around very racist people. Everybody from people who confederate flags tattooed on their bodies and he met his wife. Mary and she helped him change his way of thinking. And i'm not raising my kids be racist and i'm not about living in house races though you'll have fixed this and break the cycle of racism because no child is born. A racist is something that has to be taught to them. Yeah so that's why co camby broken but we have to stop and we have to start breaking it. Yeah and it's interesting because We don't really understand how some of these attitudes and mindsets have been past generation over generation even an unspoken ways but before we get into that. Let's talk about your story. How did you first come to realize that you were part of this famous family tree. Well it was something that was passed down to me every since i was a kid my mother. Priscilla shouts mama. Mama she has to my brothers. Sean and i ever since we were little and always told us that we are the descendants. And that we you know come from thomas jefferson and sally hemmings and she tells the story so it was just one of those things that we just you know kinda almost took for granted in the family like okay. We got it just parents. Are i my grandparents things matter of type of things. It wasn't really until it really blew up. And the social media world and on television and oprah that really people starting to pay more attention and like oh okay well and also when we got older you know when i got older and it was like okay i see with the impact of of this relationship or if you would call it that is we ask you what why this story is important. And why it's important that i know the story I also when i got older. I started to realize how hypocritical jefferson was. You know before it was like. Oh the president's my granddaddy that's cool. But it's like well this hypocrite. Yeah to face. They look seventy words. We can use to this but And you know. It's just so disappointed when you are kid. In the grub and line about you know slavery. That's why. I try to teach my kids now. This was a flawed man. Don't be you know I guess don't believe the hype that you know. People try to make him this icon and this you know the big statue life and all that stuff. He was a very hypocritical. Mandated mini bad things. And yes he did some good things as well but he could have done more to end slavery and he was too much of a coward to do it. Just won't the economic dollar too much to do it. He could have done so much more. And maybe some of the issues we have today would not have still been an issue for so long because it would have ended sooner. That's interesting when you were told the story. I take it that your mom didn't glamorize it. Sound like she glamorized it in. We have people today that we're still having to say wait. Whoa whoa whoa. She was fifteen. She was enslaved. Sally was not doing this of her own volition. How was it told to you so that you had a better image of what happened.
"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.
"lanier" Discussed on Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
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"lanier" Discussed on Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
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"lanier" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"Lake Lanier, First of all, a boat explosion yesterday afternoon at Lake Lanier Islands injured several people. Chief division chief Zachary Bracket with Hall County Fire Services says units arrived at the gasoline dogs at the port of Indecision of Margaritaville around 2 30. In the afternoon. They found the boat and the dock on fire, too. Great Memorial Hospital in Atlanta A 16 year old female a 13 year old female And then a third patient. A 39 year old female was transported Hall County Fire to Grady by ground. A total of six people evaluated for injury. Now the cause of the explosion is under investigation. The condition of those who were injured not known this morning. The names of those involved have not been made public. Missing swimmer who jumped into Lake Lanier Saturday afternoon and did not resurface discovered dead yesterday in the water. W W When's terror brolly With that story, George Department of Natural Resource is, says game wardens discovered the body of 23 year Old Anthony ST Ill. Jr of Stockbridge, just before one p.m.. Used to sector scan sonar at the Mount of Balance Creek to locate the body than the whole county Sheriff's Office dive team made the recovery and 44 Ft of water. Wdun news time just after a 33 pipeline Security Hack has captured the eye of a least one lawmaker in Washington, D. C, a member of the House Energy Committee, saying the colonial pipeline hag shows the need for America to invest Maurin Cyber Securities to redouble our efforts is a country now. Get past our internal divisions as the end all be all of everything and focus on things like critical infrastructure appearing on CBS's Face the Nation Republican Adam Kinzinger Colonial by the Way, is based in Alfa Rhetta in north Georgia. Now, industry watchers say gasoline prices are beginning their summer time increases keeps rising. This is another six cents in the past two weeks to 302, and this price is a dollar five above what it was one year ago. The causes do not yet include The closure of the colonial pipeline. That's truly Lundberg, publisher of the Lundberg Survey, now Triple A issued its weekly report as well. The national average for Triple A at 2 97. That's a nickel lower than the Lundberg number. Average price per gallon and Georgia sitting at 2 76 in Hall County. The averages to 73 well, this year's Memorial Day weekend may look a little bit different than 20 twenties. But one thing that will stay the same is saving a buck when it comes to lifestyle, including big purchases and travel, lifestyle expert trade Bosch saying check your group memberships to see where the savings might be hiding. Therapy that has discounts on hotels, car rentals, dining activity and even oil changes at Valvoline. You can say 15% off, and that's a great.
"lanier" Discussed on WDUN AM550
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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.
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
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
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
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
Author Mary Higgins Clark, 'Queen of Suspense,' dead at 92
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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
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.
"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
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.
Jussie Smollett: Key moments since "Empire" actor reported Chicago attack
"Empire actor Jesse small that's been released from jail in Chicago after posting bond and return to the set of his TV show, the actor stands accused of staging a hoax attack on himself empires filmed in Chicago assistant, state's attorney recent Lanier says specific instructions were given to two brothers that also included that he wanted. Oh, let's place. A rope around his neck, pour gasoline on him and yelled this country. Linear says small let misled people into thinking the attackers were white investigation shifted from a hate crime to disorderly conduct police superintendent Eddie Johnson says Malek was upset with his salary. Why would anyone especially an African American man? Use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations. Jussie smollet attorneys say the allegations are outrageous inconsistent
Jussie Smollett Returns to 'Empire' Set After Posting Bail
"Empire actor Jesse small. Let's been released from jail in Chicago after posting bond and return to the set of his TV show, the actor stands accused of staging a hoax attack on himself is filmed in Chicago. Assistant state's attorney recent Lanier says specific instructions were given to two brothers defendant small at also included that he wanted. Oh, let's place a rope around his neck, pour gasoline on him and yell. This is mega country. Linear says small let misled people into thinking the attackers were white investigation shifted from a hate crime to disorderly conduct police superintendent Eddie Johnson says smollet was upset with his salary. Why would anyone especially an African American man? Use the symbolism of a news to make false accusations. Kelsey snell. Let's attorneys say the allegations are outrageous. Inconsistent with his
Frederick vigil honors slain Colorado mom Shanann Watts and her daughters
"Disgusting story out of, Colorado a husband of a pregnant woman who went on the. Air we have some audio about two seconds went on the. Air as I please help me find my wife and two. Daughters my pregnant wife husband a pregnant woman who went missing with her two daughters arrested after confessing to killing them and dumping their bodies hours after making this. Plea, no I wasn't gonna kiss them the bed. Tonight it. Was that's why last night it was. Horrible you're out? There Come back like if somebody hazardous. Please, bring her back I need to see everybody. Knew everybody. Again this house is not complete with. Without anybody here That. Makes me. Sad is horrible to, me and Mike has. Regular official Turney Lisa Lanier as well. We, have some questions for her name is Chris watts They were from North Carolina have. Been in Colorado for. A little bit of time he's thirty three years old Is, been, taking the custody and, he last saw his wife Shannon on Monday at five fifteen an and. He said well we had a, disagreement then I went to work and, I came home and they weren't here he was calling it a gap referring to it as an emotional conversation but he didn't really go into any detail about what it was about who was angry if it was the guy angry at his wife or. If. It was the white angry at the husband and then his wife fifteen weeks pregnant with their third child yeah and then now we know that. He killed his daughter Bella who's. Four and Celeste who's three, and they are the cutest, kids, you'll ever see and of course his poor wife so whatever the argument wise whatever the emotional conversation wise I I read that he really wanted his wife. To, suffer, and he murdered their two children and made sure that his wife knew so he murdered their children I oh my God. Made sure that his wife New and then murdered his wife and then acted as if nothing had happened to just a typical day and then all of a sudden your wife your pregnant wife and. Your. Two beautiful daughters go missing and you make a plea to the FBI saying I don't really know what happened yeah apparently went to work while. After no he killed his family. And then bury adopt their, body somewhere seriously killed your, whole, world in your life now let's go to work I mean talking about a