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How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
"Stories that make up how to pronounce focus on character struggling to find their bearings in unfamiliar territory or shuttling between idioms cultures and values a failed boxer discovers what it truly means to be a champion when he starts painting nails at his sister salon. A young woman tries to discern the invisible immutable. Social hierarchies at a chicken processing plant. A mother coaches her daughter in the challenging art of worm harvesting in todd. Visceral pro style. That establishes her as one of the most striking and assured voices of her generation. Tonka interrogates what it means to make a living to work and to create meaning so at the top like this is a story. A collection of stories about the lao refugee diaspora and laos is a country is adjacent to vietnam. But it's southeast asian like block. That wasn't solved the the vietnam war and because of that were the source of a lot of refugees along with vietnam. Cambodia that came from that area in the seventy s sixty seventies. Yeah it was like The sixties and seventies laos is the only landlocked country in southeast asia. Like you said it. Borders vietnam also borders thailand and is also the most heavily bombed country in all of history in terms of country size and population and most of that is from americans and a lot of the bombs that were dropped. Not all of them have detonated so every year. There is a lot of casualties from these from these bombs. So yeah western colonization and meddling has definitely you. I don't know what else to say.
The U.S. Has A History Of Linking Disease With Race And Ethnicity
"Okay. So today we're talking about the suspicion and harassment of asians and asian americans as the krona virus spreads and this kind of fear actually has a long history in the united states right gene a very long history and actually what we learned from. Eric lee is that the seeds of this discourse of china and asia being unsanitary and crowded those seeds were planted long before chinese immigration to the us the teeming hordes of millions living in health and then as americans who travel to china and then came back to the united states. They spread those ideas. Unfortunate the own brand for the us low so right in the mid eighteen hundreds you have the first waves of chinese immigrants coming over to find fortune in the california gold rush and they also become a source of cheap labor working as farmhands building railroads etc and eventually this becomes a source of tension. Exactly so when the domestic economy takes a downturn different immigrant groups start competing for these previously undesirable jobs and you start seeing harassment even massacres of chinese workers but erica says that the idea of chinese immigrants being dirty and disease. That's still with us. We know from the very beginning As americans in general are starting to debate the so-called problem of chinese immigration. They are explicitly tying china chinese people chinese spaces with disease and contagion. Historians have shown that the rhetoric is about chinatown as plague spots as pools of laboratories of infection. Erica says that way back. In the late nineteenth century we really started to see specific policies that reflect this thinking around chinese as a threat to public. Oh okay give me an example of that. So erica told us about quarantine that happened in one thousand nine hundred in san francisco when the discovery bluebonnets plague in chinatown Bannock plague that's a potential deadly bacterial. Disease the black death right. People believe rats. Broad across the pacific steamship was unlikely. Source of the disease. Erica says san francisco officials at the time. Saw the chinese immigrants as vermin infested. So all of chinatown was placed under quarantine. And there were these periodic. Campaigns to quote disinfect chinatown flooding basements in that district with acid washing the walls with lie tearing down old buildings that rhetoric by the way erica says has been applied to a lot of immigrant groups throughout history but there is a particular way in which it has been racialized with chinese chinese as dog eaters as eaters of weird and strange animals including rats and mice and that they if they are eating and consuming rats that are known to spread disease than chinese people as a race are also carriers of disease so what happened then was. San francisco's quarantine. So the plague became racialized blamed on a group of people. The city ordered an immediate quarantine of chinatown with orders to remove all whites from the affected area so so white. Residents of san francisco were ordered to leave chinatown but chinese people could not. It's such an intense thing to know and accept this history and realize it's been with us for a really long time. It's been with us. And we haven't really grappled with all of this of course is happening against the backdrop of the chinese exclusion act which was passed in eighteen. Eighty two and it prevented chinese laborers from entering the united states. Which this time of heightened anti-chinese rhetoric and sentiment that law would actually mark the first time the u. has banned the immigration of an entire ethnic group. So when you and your co hosts shreen. Marcel marashi spoke to eric harley. Eric told you a very personal story about her grandfather. And what happened to him when he immigrated to the us and it's really relevant to what we're talking about today so erica's grandfather came to the us through angel island right angel island. It's the ellis island of the west coast. It was in san francisco bay and there was this whole special system of scrutiny for chinese immigrants in particular so erica's grandfather like so. Many chinese immigrants angel island was pulled aside and inspected separately from other asian immigrants because people believe that chinese immigrants were carriers of disease. What a way to come into a country and she said that her grandfather never told her that story directly but she was interested in it and because she's historian she actually took the records of her grandparents interogations and specifically. She found her grandfather's medical exam from angel. It was it was nothing like anything. I've read before. Immigration officials ordered my grandfather to be subjected to the most invasive medical exam that i've seen in hundreds of these records so they had the medical doctor at angel island examined him for for diseases but also to measure every aspect of his body. His teeth his his genitals his. You know it's a his height to determine what age he was to determine weather his claim of being seventeen when he was immigrating was actually true and they included just all of these detailed notes in a record and it was. It was quite shocking to read. That's really just I mean i hear the story. And i think it's important at a time like this to hear stories like this so We've been talking specifically about chinese immigration but as you mentioned earlier this history of public health and hygiene efforts and how it gets mixed up with race and ethnicity. It's also happened to other immigrant. Groups right i mean. This is something that erica talks about a lot in her book which is of course about xenophobia in the united states but it wasn't just chinese immigrants who were being targeted in this way. I mean if you look at what was happening around the same time on the southern border mexican immigrants. The us were being treated very similarly. This is one of the ways in which to phobia works. It's it uses an already existing playbook certain immigrants are are threats there there threats because they bring crime also because they take away jobs but also because they they are starting genetically carriers of disease. And surprise american policymakers setup immigration procedures for mexicans. That looked a lot like what was happening to the chinese. On the west coast and when mexican immigrants arrived across the border they were routinely subjected to invasive humiliating and harmful disinfecting baths using pesticides to route out laos but also to cleanse mexican people's their clothing and their baggage before entering the united states. I mean just the fact that mexicans were seen as carrying disease in the same way that chinese were and that this pattern is repeated. Is really interesting. This is much harsher. Then what happened at ellis island where european immigrants certainly faced scrutiny. But the the medical exams were known as six second physicals and chinese people in particular. Still carry around that stigma. And we're seeing that procession playoff when it comes to corona virus. Absolutely i you know. We're exile eighty and fear out there right now about getting sick. That is getting tangled up in this legacy and you know. I'm picturing who are listening to this and they're thinking yes. This history is real. I know this sounds really bad. But i'm just worried about eating at a chinese restaurant gene and emily just buried and i i just. I'm worried about sitting next to someone who is asian. what do i do. That's not how disease works. We actually put this question to erica and she said With each headline with each new case with each new bizarre choice of photo for a new story lines the flames of anxiety right now in the us but racist scapegoating and outright discrimination does not have to accompany the things. It is an unfortunate echo of the past. 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Connect to 5D Gaia And Infinite Source With Dakota Earth Cloud Walker
"Well can to a nether. Podcast episode of merck kaba charlie russia's i'm your host von goats and today we dive into the healing nature of connecting to five guy or earth through the shamanic meditation and rituals with doug coda earth cloud walker. Now dakota been a teacher for over twenty five years and she brings a wealth of experience in how we all can connect to our planet and each other through shamanism so with that the coda welcomed makovich. Thank you so much for having me here. I really appreciate it and love talking about this stuff so at least you. I love metaphysics too. Yeah it's good stuff and there's so many different ways to come into metaphysics and high alums of consciousness and so many different experiences. You never really get bored so Yeah i love to okay so before we get into this wonderful discussion about the modalities that you bring forth to connect to five the guy and the higher consciousness within the universe. Let's begin with. How did you get into this work in the first place. Now well i would say that the work found me and really when i look back on my life i feel like i have been living the shamanic life ever since i was a kid. Even my parents would comment about that. That it was just that was always my natural way of being was to be more of that chamonix nature so for me. When i got into the work it was Really just kind of an extenuation of what i always knew and felt and then i just found a way to carve it out into my life. I started in my early twenties teaching spiritual studies and things like that and really diving into the world. Native american spirituality and celtic drew injury and just kind of finding my own path but then at the same time. I'm always been the one that you know. I feel very passionate about something. I want to bring it into my work and so became very easy dovetail to make that right right and you know just just for people to understand about shamanism. Shamanism is just kind of generic term. Because there's a lot of shamans all over the world. I'm laos and their shamanism house as well as well as all over the world. Mongolia china south native american The celtics have Their own as well and basically shamanism is just basically a spiritual approach to your connection to that subco- energy field of universal consciousness. Everybody s it. It's just kind of coming into that mysticism about reality and that's really what it is It is connected to any kind of religions there's no buddy to chew etc so In terms of a spiritual approach. It's very very very much. And we have a lot of shaman nissim type outlook in buddhism because buddha again is a spiritual approach that is not unreligious you reality and to connect to that christ consciousness within you and everyone else which is source so right. We're talking the same language years. Yeah yeah there's a lot of misconceptions about shamanism because they feel like it's it's primarily native american or that it's a religion you know. Some people feel very dark energy and really. It's it's it's very very light and it's more like a container that contains the soul of the person who is deciding to walk that path. In whatever capacity that you show up in
Latest weekly jobless claims fall to 730000
"The country saw a drop in the number of new unemployment claims filed last week. Jobless claims fell to 730,000 for the week of February 20th but Laos remain high with the economy. Still, under pressure from the coronavirus, the number of unemployed Americans has remained high for months step early, hanging around four times the level before the pandemic hit. The news comes has expanded unemployment insurance is set to run out from millions of Americans next month. President by this $1.9 Trillion relief plan, which gets a vote in the house tomorrow. What extend those benefits
Unemployment Claims Dropped Last Week as Coronavirus Cases Eased
"High level of unemployment in the us triggered nearly a year ago a stretching into another week of 2021 npr's scott horsely has details the labor department says about one point two million people filed new claims for unemployment last week that includes seven hundred thirty thousand claims for state benefits and another four hundred fifty one thousand claims under the federal program for gig workers and the self employed claims. Were down sharply from the previous week. Suggesting drop in laos although bad weather and other factors may have distorted the count as early february. Some nineteen million americans receiving some form of jobless aid many of those benefits are set to expire next month. Congress is weighing a one point nine trillion dollar economic package that would among other things extend emergency jobless aid through. August scott horsely.
A Big Dose Of Perspective With Jack Kornfield
"Jack. Great to see you and thank you for coming Great pleasure thank you. Dan also for having me. It's time when we. I think we need to all come together and use our best wisdom and understanding of how to navigate. I completely agree and so let me. Just start with your mind. What are you doing to stay even in your own mind. Of course i meditate some but more importantly arrested in place that has a lot of spaciousness in it and a kind of trust. I'm old enough at age. Seventy five to have seen revolutions. Common go and difficulties arise in pass. Have and i also see that. There's i guess it was martin. Luther king talked about the moral arc of the universe being long but advance toward justice. I see that there's ways that systems also regulate themselves so whether it's the pandemic that we are in the throes of that is really causing enormous amount of suffering and loss whether it's the political disruptions in the capital and otherwise were just the calls for racial and economic justice that we needed for so long. I feel we're in a evolutionary process with its fits and starts. And i think about people like one gary mata who won the nobel prize for the greenbelt in east africa. She started by planning one to ten. Twenty fifty trees got other people to do. It eventually was thrown in prison on. I think that's a requirement for nobel peace laureates mostly And ended up planning fifty one million trees in changing a lot of the face to be africa or or or ellen sirleaf in manga bowie also nobel prize winners who said their country. Liberia used to be known for its child. Soldiers in had these terrible civil wars and now it's known for its women leaders and so there is some way in which just as the green sprouts come up through the cement in the sidewalk. There's something about life in. it's also the human heart that wants to renew itself. And so i rest back in kind and loving awareness to say yes. Let me turn my gaze away from the from the needs suffering the things to respond but also to hold it in a much bigger context justice. I agree that universe in the world is breathing. And that's how i keep my mind on a good day not the mean. There are bad days a bad moments but mostly my heart is pretty peaceful but you know there are things. I get a call from my daughter. Dad you know. This terrible thing is happening. At the nonprofit she runs for getting asylum for all people whose lives are endangered. What do i do our calls from dear friends. Oh my family has covid. So i'm deeply touched by these things and responding. Sometimes they really affect me. And i can feel the pain of it. You know or give worried but with all of that. There's a rounded a field of loving awareness of spaciousness entrust. That gives a much bigger picture and there. I'm just going on back away trying to answer your question and also spread out a little bit. When i was a monk training in the forest monasteries in southeast asia as a buddhist monk the main forest temple i lived was in a province adjoining. Both laos in cambodia was during the war in vietnam and laos cambodia. So we would see fighter jets going overhead and bombers and you know in some of the branch monasteries you could even see flashes from the from the bombs and people would come visit us. I had friends who were working in. Vietnam laos people that i knew as i had been working on medical teams in that ray calm river valley saying what are you doing sitting on your you know. There's a war to stop. There's things we need to do and my teacher would say. This is the place where we stop the war.
Nigeria protesters break curfew amid gunfire, chaos in Lagos
"Nigeria's anti police protests as have stayed on the streets in Laos breaking the government curfew following a night of Celtic violence in which demonstrators were fired upon please open file descriptors has continued to demonstrate against police brutality in Nigeria Amnesty International said late Tuesday that was credible but disturbing evidence that security forces had fatally shot protesters who were demonstrating against police despite a new curfew being imposed one protester has told the Associated Press that his brother was shot and killed in the previous day's demonstrations and that he himself had taken a bullet in the leg I'm Charles the live as much
Travel to Northwestern Colorado
"I like to welcome the show Sam and Nina. Oppenheim Sam you may remember from being on the show way back you can find Samsa Tiger fee at Sam Oppenheim, dot com Sam and Nina welcome to the show. Thank you for having a Song Chris to care and I say Sam has been on the show in a while we figure it's something like ten years of marriage in two kids later that SAM is back. In the early years talking about Bali and northern India and Laos I believe if I am. Correctly, but you're talking something a little more domestic this time. What are we talking about today? So mostly the national parks in northern Colorado I figured because of Covid we did a little domestic travel and there's some amazing sites at their dinosaur, national? Monument. Doesn't get enough attention and Rocky Mountain National Park among a lot of people's favorites excellent and you did this as part of a larger RV trip this year. Correct. So we did our first ever family RV trip and we all four corners, Arizona Utah Colorado? New Mexico but what we covered has been covered by your show before like the route sixty six stuff in New Mexico and Arizona we did that and you recently had a podcast about the national parks in Arizona. Offer beaten past beyond the Grand Canyon so we don't want to repeat anything It's getting tougher. So we do repeat some things these days. In fact, I'm going to try and repeat the show we did allows Laos coming up here sometime I'm just looking for a guest. So let's focus in on Colorado which I think we decided was about a week long portion of your trip yes and you doing this by RV right excellent and where should we start if you're GONNA? Do it just all on its own as a one week one way road trip you could fly into Salt Lake City and fly out of like older Denver area. But I'm not GonNa Really. WanNa talk about Salt Lake City that much. So I think. Can we just start in Dinosaur National Monument border of Utah and Colorado. So we're up in the north western corner of Colorado when we're in dinosaur national monument correct it's most of the monument is now in Colorado but the part with the dinosaur quarry is in Utah and it's one of those parks that stretches across the border and it's Absolutely. Incredible. It's actually two hundred, ten, thousand acres and includes two river canyons both the green and Yamba River canyons and so some people think Oh, it's a national monument. It's not as big as a national park will actually it's a lot bigger than some national park. So the designation National Park is more Congressional and National Monument is Presidential Right? It doesn't determine the funding or the sides are valued visiting the site right? Exactly. So I have spent some time in Dinosaur National Monument but I've done exactly the opposite of the things that you've done. So tell me a little bit about your experience first of all. Yes. So we did is we stayed in an RV campsite outside of the park, but actually we're going to recommend that anyone doing this trip stays inside the park. It's just going to be a better trip I'm talking this cold tour that we're going to be doing here is more of an outdoorsy type of tourism, and so I think if you word of a reserve, the campground at either Split Mountain or Green River on the Utah side of. Dinosaur. National Monument. You would then be inside the park. It's a beautiful campground right on a quiet stretch of the Green River, and all these campgrounds can be reserved on recreation dot Gov, and you could do it with an RV and could do it with a tent. But if you wanted to stay outside there are places you can stay in Jensen Utah which is kind of the border town for the national. Monument, in Utah more in Dinosaur Colorado, they named the town after the monument. Okay and neither of those are all that large town as I am now I think the largest town in the area's vernal Utah, which a little further west than Johnson and actually we should mention that if you're into dinosaurs hopefully you are. If you're going to dinosaur national monument, there is actually a lovely museum in Vernal Utah Not a large museum, but you can see some velociraptor and things like that. So especially, if you're there with kids and I think you were traveling with two. That's that's someplace that I would recommend. We were on prevent a long drive from Bryce Canyon Up to Dinosaur National Monument, and so we drove to rural and it was we made sure to stop at some of those dinosaur statutes that are in town. We weren't unfortunately stay for the museum. I. Don't know if it was open actually right now a lot of museums here in two, thousand, twenty, nine open. It was great to see those the statues in town. If you like photo ops with giant roadside dinosaurs, you won't be disappointed on this road trip.
End of 'Green Sahara' May Have Spurred a Megadrought in Southeast Asia
"Thousand years ago the Sahara had extensive grasslands and was dotted with lakes and trees but some five thousand years ago that Green Sahara dried up to become the enormous desert. We know today and scientists. Now think that this climate shift had effects far away including causing a mega drought in South East, Asia Kathleen are Johnson a Paleo climatologist and geochemists at the University of California Irvine says the key to that discovery were Stalagmites collected in cave in northern Laos. So like my I really amazing archives of past climate variability people are often more familiar with things like tree rings, ice cores, or maybe ocean sediment cores while select nights work in a similar way in that, they are deposited over time Johnson's team analyzed trace elements and carbon and oxygen isotopes in the hardened caved drippings that information enables researchers to determine rainfall patterns over the Millennia and. Johnson and her colleagues discovered signs of a thousand year long drought in Laos which began around the same time. The Sahara dried up about five thousand years ago as for why the two events might be connected the researchers simulated the drying out of the Sahara using climate models and included a couple things we know happened including the subsequent disappearance of vegetation and a connected increase in airborne dust, and they found that those variables. Would have been capable of cooling down the Indian Ocean and so the Cooler Ocean temperatures basically led to less moisture being being brought by monsoon circulation during the summertime when that region gets most of its rainfall, the details are in the journal Nature Communications One of Johnson's co-authors is joyce white a consulting scholar at the Penn Museum. She studies the Human History of Southeast Asia and her reaction when she first heard about the drought. On my God that's the missing millennia the missing millennia because she says, archaeological data are scant in that part. Of Southeast. Asia from four to six thousand years ago white says it's a critical period in which hunter-gatherers gave way to farmers, and there are a lot of debates about how the two periods related to each other. But we lacked the evidence in the area. I'm most interested in which is the maycom valley. White says this study doesn't answer that question directly, but the mega drought is a tantalizing clue for archaeologists has they continue to investigate those missing millennia.
11 Trivia Questions on Singulars and Plurals
"All right. Here we go. Guys eleven questions on singular and plural 's I'll give you the word and what we're looking for, and you give me the answer number one we're looking for the plural of cactus number one, the plural of CACTUS number one. Question number two, the singular of criteria number two, the singular of criteria. Number three on your list, the plural of Prius like the type of car you might drive a Prius number three, the plural of priests. And question number four, the singular of data number four, the singular version of data. Number. Five, we have the plural of vortex, the plural of vortex. And number six, the singular of bacteria, the singular form of bacteria. Number seven, the plural of Alexis number seventy plural of ellipses. Question Number Eight, the singular of nine number eight, the singular of alumni. Question number nine, the plural of phenomenon number nine, the plural of phenomenon. And number ten the plural of Laos number ten to plural of Laos. Your bonus question for singular and plural for two points of your playing along at home we're looking for the singular of Biscardi the singular of the Scotty. Those are all your questions for singular and plural from don airs in San. Diego. California we'll be right back in just a second with the answers. We are back with the answers to singular plural. Let's see what you knew. Number One. The plural of CACTUS is CACTI NUMBER ONE CACTI CSI number to the singular of criteria is criterion criterion like the criterion collection. Those are the single best movies in existence according to their website number three plural if Prius is pre so pri I number three, pre I similar to CACTI number four singular data is a datum datum would datum dat you. Number five, the plural of vortex. VORTICES vortices number six. The singular of bacteria is bacterium bacterium number seven plural of ellipses is ellipses ellipses number eight singular of alumni is alumnus or the female Alumna number eight singular of alumni is alumnus or Alumna number nine. The plural of phenomenon is phenomena phenomena and number ten. The plural of Laos is lice you don't want to get those in grade school and the. Bonus, for two points. The singular of Biscardi, is Bescot Toto shot to my brother Scott Buds who I often call. Scotto.
Why South Asia's COVID-19 numbers are so low
"States is approaching five million covert 19 infections. We've passed 160,000 deaths. This virus has paralyzed the richest, most powerful country in the world. And we know this was preventable because at the same time and parts of the developing world countries with far fewer resource is have kept infection and death rates remarkably low. Rhonda's carried out nearly 180,000 tests. Since the start of the pandemic, Erica has applied a combination of mandatory social distancing. A strict lock down and wide scale testing. It's a strategy. We can learn a lot from these apparent success stories this week. We're taking a closer look at Southeast Asia along the Mekong River. As of this recording, five countries with a combined population of 243 million people have had fewer than 5000 cases of covert 19 and 72 deaths. The water Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar doing that the rest of the world finds itself unable to do in controlling this virus. Well, I think if we knew that answer for certain there would be epidemiologists and government officials from all over the world lined up on the door, trying to figure out the secret. That's Hannah Beach. She's Southeast Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. Race wars reached her at her home in Bangkok. And she says, there isn't just one reason that these countries have been so successful. I don't think there's anyone magic bullet, but there is kind of constellation of things that countries Thailand has done, which would seem right. First of all people started wearing masks very early, even when the W H O is dissuading people from doing so. Second of all, it's not really a touchy culture when people greet each other. They do what's called a Y, which is when you put your hands together like you're like you're in a prayer like motion. Sort of all hospitals are good health care's not prohibitive. You know, one of the things that people have been looking at that that it might be some sort of Innate resistance that has been built up, particularly in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam to the current virus. One of the theories that the people in Thailand are looking at is the way in which the novel Coronavirus Cove in 19 evolved. And it started off most likely in bats on DH. Then it went from bad to some sort of intermediary mammal, and then from that mammal to humans, there is there is some speculation, looking both that kind of the genetic origins of the current virus, but also looking at something animals that were at the wet market. In Wuhan, where the outbreak seems to have proliferated that the animal that was thie kind of intermediary animal between bats and humans might have been an animal that was indigenous to this part of Southeast Asia. And that it might have been a pangolin which looks like a kind of like an artichoke cross. Listen, armadillo. If it came from this animal, there is the possibility that something a precursor even this novel, coronavirus had been sort of floating around. In the ecosystem in this region for a long time, and that could potentially explain some sort of resistance that had been built up within the local populations here. And if you look at, for instance, in in southwestern China, which is very close to this region in the number of cases of Corona virus were very, very low. Compared to a place like Wuhan. So again, you know is this is this magic bullet That explains everything We don't know. But it's certainly a factor. That is that seemed interesting. That is interesting. Will you live in the region? You cover the region as you watch these numbers and as you watch the toll in the rest of the world Are you at all suspicious? Do you think these numbers of credible all of these places whether it's Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar If the numbers were so cooked if there were bodies lined up at the morgues. If there were mass graves, we would know there is social media. People talk, people whisper, and we would we would have an idea. S O. I think that's I don't think it's fair to say that the numbers are simply made up. I'm in Thailand right now has fewer than I think 3500 cases. Vietnam, which has had an uptick has fewer than 800 cases. This. Maybe it's off by a couple 100. Maybe if given off by a couple 1000 But if there were bodies at the hospital's piling up from a mysterious respiratory disease, we would know you've spent the duration of the pandemic in Thailand. Let's go back to those first weeks. In January, Thailand confirmed what was believed to be the first confirmed case outside of China. Around the same time the U. S experienced its first case is well. What happened in those earliest weeks? Well, it was interesting that this this first case Thailand has a very good kind of geological service, and in mid January, they confirmed that the Chinese tourists coming from Wuhan, China, which is where the outbreaks believed to have started Had had flown to Bangkok for holiday, which millions of Chinese do every year Bank office in fact, one of the world's most visited cities, and it's one the most visited by Chinese. And at that point, people in Thailand became nervous because there was a mysterious disease up north in China, and there were a lot of Chinese tourists arriving and one thing that didn't happen and we can kind of look back at this. And obviously it's hard to say we know we knew that this is going to be The deadly epidemic that it's become. But in the beginning flights weren't stopped two flights captain arriving from from Wuhan from China, and yes, there were efforts to try to much temperatures of people came in, but there wasn't really that much that was done. Fast forward a few weeks people of their own accord with with government advice started wearing masks and you know there's there's no no sense in Thailand that That wearing a mask is anything but good for public health. There was no there was no no sense that that was somehow infringing upon their individual liberties you've experienced since you there with the ties. Six weeks of pretty strict national locked down. Is it getting any easier now? What's day to day? Life like in Thailand? Now, can you send your kids to school? Can you eat a restaurant? Can you go into stores? You know, I talked to friends back in the states and I feel a little bit guilty because we started our lock down in March and then in Early April. Essentially all international flights stopped. Commercial flights stopped. And so we've been sort of under lock down for months. But beginning in June, the lock down started easing. So all the restaurants all the bars, all the massage parlors, all the all the kind of normal establishments, businesses have slowly been opening up. And now my life is pretty normal. Yes, I still wear a mask everywhere. My kids wear masks everywhere. But schools high schools are back in session on their social distancing. Now they have school kids have school every other week. They wear the masks. They have plastic dividers and things. But there's commerce on DH. There's there's kinda semblance of normalcy, which again makes me feel a little bit that when I speak to people in the U. S, because that's very different from From what? What Americans experiences. You know, we've gone more than almost three months without a case of of local transmission, which is remarkable their cases. Every day, but they're all in people who are coming back from ties were coming back from overseas, whether it's the United States or Europe or the Middle East since that strictest version of the lock down ended Did the economy bounced back is AH are some of the worst effects economically of the lock down starting to ease Because people are spending money again, People are making money again. That's the real tragedy of of Thailand. Thailand did a very good job of controlling the virus and making sure that it hasn't spread. But economists absolutely devastated and the reason is devastated. It's because it's a very tourism reliant economy anywhere. Between 20 and 30% of GDP comes from from tourism, and they're no tourists coming in. So you can. If you want to come on a beach holiday to Thailand, you can't do that right now. So that means that anybody who was a tour guide, our hotel operator restaurant operator. Millions of people have been put out of work. And so the Thai government's really kind of facing a difficult decision right now, which is you can open up. But then if you open up and try to save the economy, you might be also allowing the virus to come in and assistant. It's an issue that Many economies and in many countries are dealing with. But given the success the Thailand has had and being able to control the virus, you know, it makes it that much more. On fraud to even consider bringing people back in and
US health agency relaxes travel advice for several countries
"The centers for disease control and prevention is relaxing its advisory for travel during the covert nineteen pandemic but just a little the CDC has been urging Americans to avoid all nonessential international travel now it says it's fine but only to about twenty locations Taiwan Greenland in Laos are among more than a dozen locations with the CDC mentions no particular precautions seven others including Thailand Fiji and New Zealand are in a low risk group older adults and those with certain underlying medical conditions should talk to their doctors first as for the rest of the world the CDC is suggesting you stay home and if you have the travel bug check with those countries authorities before making plans many have mandatory quarantines in place and some aren't accepting U. S. visitors at all Ben Thomas Washington
Thailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths
"Thailand has a population of seventy million yet. The country has recorded fewer than three thousand, two hundred fifty cases and fifty eight deaths, as of Thursday there had been no cases of transmission for about seven weeks. So how and why has it been sped the full devastation of covid nineteen well to tell us more I'm joined by Monaco's Bank correspondent. gwen were Robinson welcome back as ever. GWENT good to have you on monocle twenty four, so this seems to have been a country sped. Well I mean this is a very good question and it's obsessing. People particularly in this region, it should be said though that. Countries have also done like surprisingly well, including the and Mar Laos Cambodia these are all countries with very very fred the health system, so it's just as well. There were sped. And they were very slow some of them to actually look down, and in fact in the beginning some of the leader, for example in Cambodia was scoffing a little bit like Donald Trump at at the. It, so they were very slow to act and I like a lot of people, although experts will not say it There's very strong theories that he didn't humidity. Do have something to do with it. Clearly Kobe likes cold climates, and does not like warm, but humid climates. You can see in the Middle East in hot areas. They've succumbed quite badly, but that's very dry, so I think there's a theory there, but of course in Thailand with a a sort of. Not exactly a military government, but a government stuff full of former military officers they take great pride in their efficiency under claiming credit because of their excessive caution and This is now a real point of debate about how much it's Thailand prepared to kill it to coney for an obsession which has become an obsession with zero infections, and you know they are understandably proud that there's not been any local transmission for nearly seven weeks, but you can see. The fallout has been immense and the projections for unemployment for example. Example horrendous in fact, even the government's open economic forecasting think tank 'cause predicted eight point four million jobless people as a result of the code lockdown by the end of this year and an economic contraction of eight percent, which is huge, so I think you know, there are some cost-benefit these that really need to be done here, but as a as some people may be with. There's a lot of paranoia about meeting foreigners back into Thailand now. Indeed I mean we've seen some internal disputes within the authorities in Thailand. Resignations of economic ministers there's. Is there a sense that Thailand is very good at coping with stopping the spread of a pandemic, but has rather miss rather underestimated the huge economic damage that this could do. Well, I think you nailed it. With that point, that's right. It's a it's a trade off, and but interestingly the surveys I mean I don't know where the hell they're interviewing these people but the government released a survey last night, claiming of interviewed more than sixteen, hundred or around sixteen hundred ties throughout the country, showing that ninety eight percent of them feel that it is not yet time to let foreign of back in meanwhile, of course, you've got a tourism industry in freefall. Thailand is nearly twenty percent dependent for GDP on tourism and basically close to zero. Zero now they had forty million visitors last year and I think it sort of town around I. Don't know I mean. Nobody's getting in a very few foreigners or allowed him. Of course we enforcing the paranoia. I should've mentioned with the disclosure last week about the sort of very strange visit by an Egyptian military delegation, but promptly landed and took itself off for Jolie to the seaside resort of Rayon and turned out that one or gypsum military officer with infected with Kobe and tracking his movements seems like he went every. Shopping malls entertainment complex. The hotel restaurant. So the government has now tested about six thousand five hundred people in that Rayong area. It's all going into lockdown Ola hotel. The under strict guidelines and shopping malls are closed schools, and that has now spread to the resort area. Poppy are as well and these places that would just reopening after lockdown was lifted and struggling to basically domestic tourists, and now you know they've been set back, but you know if. If polls are believed to can be believed. I, you know it seems that you know. A lot of tides feel that you know they should still be cautious and that would imply that they're supporting the government. Meanwhile as you said, there's a lot of political turmoil and four key economic ministers resigned last week on group, and of course they were ousted following an internal reshuffle of the ruling party leadership and that SORTA quite. I'm not sure they're taking a rap for poor economic management. It's really more I think internal politics, but definitely the new team has a huge job ahead, and interestingly they haven't been very quick to announce the new team. Because apparently they're having a lot of cody getting very credible people to fill those shoes because It's going to be a very tough jaw. Publi. Couldn't Robinson in Bangkok? Many thanks for joining us on monocle twenty four
Many more likely sought jobless aid as virus surges back
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The Urgent Need to Make Disciples - Matthew 28:19
"Matthew Chapter Twenty Eight. I nineteen. Go therefore. And make disciples of all nations. baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. So much, we can talk about here so much. We could pray based on just that that one verse in the Great Commission but I want us to pray. Based on one truth. And what? We just read that I think many people often miss. So when Jesus says, make disciples of all nations. That is not a general command to make disciples among as many people as possible. No, that's a specific command to make disciples of all nations Ponta ethnic of all the ethnic groups. Of all the peoples of the world. So Jesus told us to go to every ethnic group. Every people group in the world and make disciples there. So what that means is, if we are not working in our lives, our families and churches to take the Gospel. To people groups ethnic groups places where the Gospel is not yet gone. Then we are disobeying the Great Commission. Disregarding what Jesus is us to do here. And the reason this is so important because. We already. And our lives and families and churches even in our churches. We spend so little on missions. Taking the Gospel to other places, but then even out of that which we spend on missions. Did you know? That ninety plus percent of missions resources in north. American churches so resources we're spending on. Missions are actually going to places in the world where the Gospel has already gone. Where churches have already been planted. Many churches even Christians when we think about missions. We think all over Latin America. We think all over sub Saharan Africa. When reality is by God's. Grace The Gospel has gone all over Latin America. All over sub Saharan Africa Yes. There are small pockets in these places, these regions where the gospels now gone, but for the most part the Gospel has gone disciples of in May, churches have been planted, and it's not wrong by any means to come alongside our brothers and sisters in these places to learn from them to work together for the glory of God, no question at the same time. We're fooling ourselves if we call that emissions when the reality is were still not obeying the mission. When ninety plus percent of our resources are going to places where the gas was already gone, and Jesus has commanded us, not suggested not implied he is crystal clear commanded us to make disciples take the Gospel, the good news of his love to people. Groups places where the gospels not yet gone. So this is why I know why. We radical started urgent, just identify the places in the world, the groups of people in the world, even the countries in the world, where there's the least access to the Gospel and to mobilize resources to go to them. It's called urgent. That's what initiatives call like. Because there's urgent need, there are people dying and going to an eternal hell who've never even heard. Nobody's even brought the good news of how they can go to heaven through Jesus to them so I just wanted to lead us to pray accordingly. Jesus we. We want to obey your. Command. We want to make your grace and your glory known among all the nations. So we pray. That you would. Open her eyes. Inner Churches to see where the Gospel is gone and to work to take the Gospel, their and our lives, and our families, and our churches to go, and to send, and to come alongside brothers and sisters who are in these places, a few brothers and sisters. I think about that we're. Partnering together with these places in the world, God help us to get behind him and work with them. For the spread of the gospel of never heard gotta we pray you think about all these countries that we're focused on an urgent like Syria God for Your glory in the Megan disciples in Bhutan North Korean. Across India and Iraq and Afghanistan and Iran Laos Lebanon Nepal and some Malia and Yemen Jesus Make Your glory known in those places and use us to do it. Don't don't let us sit back. Content to hold onto the gospel or just to take it where it's already gone God, help us to work us our efforts to take the Gospel whereas Never Gone So that disciples made in all the nations. Just as you've called to do for Your glory for the glory of the name of Jesus in all nations. We pray these
Yewande Komolafe's Nigerian Kitchen
"Right now it's my interview with your. Juande LAFI. She's a chef. Recipe developer, also a food stylist who grew up in Nigeria and now lives in Brooklyn. A recent feature for the New York Times. Come Lafi collected her ten essential Nigerian recipes. She's also the creator of the Dinner Series My immigrant food is which she runs out of her own kitchen. You one day welcome to milk street. Thank you for having me. Let's talk about like us for a second. Could you just give us a walking tour? What does it look like? Where do you see on? The street is a street food. Just give us a sense of the place it's it's a bustling city. It's colorful. It's crowded. There's traffic. There's all kinds of smells coming from the street food there's. A street puffer and ensue. Use the. Grill. Grill beef or goat. Puff puff is the fried dough, but yeah, it's it's very much alive. It's very colorful and actually I I live in Brooklyn right now and live in new. York and that's one of the things drew me to New York has has the city felt alive in the same way that Laos does. If if you and I cooked together, we what are some of the things would learn from you. I think the layering of flavors and spices is. Something that sticks out to me about Nigerian food. It could seem like a lot going on, but they all play very well together and. When it hits your palate, it doesn't overwhelm your palate and I think that in itself is a very specific technique that you can add smoked fish and. Little dried crayfish and you can add Lucas being all of which are really heavy flavors on their own, but you could add it to one dish. It doesn't overwhelm the dish anyway. They all just kind of play well together so I think that the the style in which the flavors are layered. Is a very specific thing. you mentioned in the piece near? Times you had some essential recipes, you talk about the white bread. That was surprising to me because it sounded like kind of wonderful something I mean it is kind of like wonderful. So what's the story with that? I mean so. I gave bread. The name to me is in itself a story, so the name comes from this huge bakery that existed in a very particular part of legos called Ikey, and it was everywhere growing up it was you know it? It would come to your house. House, actually because people would hawk it on the street, and I remember it being just so tender and soft, and it's it's kind of like wonder bread, but it wasn't sliced, and so to get it slice with like a special thing, and I think it's also really heavy because it, it's used as a vehicle for a lot of our soups and stews into that memory to me that like it's this big hunk of read. That's like really heavy just sticks out to me your dinner series. My immigrant food is tell us about the. So my dentist series is something that came out of My desire to explore my cuisine I had always cooked in restaurants I'd never really cooked Nigerian food, and so dinners gave me an opportunity to cook and share Nigerian food, and also tell the story of my immigration story, but also share the story of Other people who have immigrated to this country, so what is your immigrants or in other words? If you were to summarize, which is impossible, the nature of that story? What what is that story? A very condensed version is I I feel like I've always been an immigrant i. was born in Berlin moved back to Lagos with my parents, and my family moved to the US at sixteen to go to college and I've been in the US ever since, but also within that time I lost my. Student status here and stayed on without paperwork, and so I lived here undocumented for about ten years, and so in that time I wasn't able to go back to Nigeria, and now I am I got married, and they've been able to go back to Nigeria and so the dinner started out of a desire to be close to a place where I felt distance from.
Leading the Gates Foundation Fight Against Coronavirus
"We have a really exciting opportunity today to talk to someone. That's helping lead the charge against the crow virus. Mark Suzman is CEO of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation who are putting a ton of resources behind looking for solutions right now and we're really grateful to have a few minutes of your time mark. Thank you for doing this. Great detroi- well. The Gates Foundation has a publication called the optimist which we think is exactly the kind of attitude that we need right now and we'll have time to talk about specifics of the virus in treatments soon but I in general terms at a high level. What's keeping optimistic right now? Well we do have publication called the optimistic with inter-regional you're listening to subscribe. It's a great publication that sort of sends out an US on a pretty regular basis actually comes from Bill and Melinda Gates who are like to call themselves impatient optimists we we decided not to call the publication. The impatient optimists and at times like this. It's sometimes challenging to to feel optimistic but on the real plus side one. We're seeing are really unprecedented progress in of the search for a vaccine that still going to be a wild but we're a pretty confident that they will be a successful vaccine you know unlike say with HIV where we struggle to find one up to more than thirty years. And it's going to be the foster. Sfaxien ever successfully developed in human history there already number of candidates in trials but we have a lot of scientists who look at that and feel pretty confidence and the challenge is going to be really about getting them through as quickly as possible getting them into distribution and manufacturing and trying to make sure that they are globally accessible. Because it's something the world's GonNa need so that probably the biggest one on the horizon. The second one is a cautious optimism. But it's also combined with a worry Which is so far. We haven't seen the kind of days in the developing world which we were very worried about probably off the levels we've seen in the US and Europe. We're working very hard and you. These places with very low and weak health resources to try and help with preparation still worries that there may be major outbreaks but again the steps that have been taken by these countries today despite their challenging circumstances have certainly a voted foul outcomes and that's being another bid relatively good news and I know that that global outlook is really important to the Gates Foundation. What are y'all doing to make sure that the work that you're doing is able to be used worldwide. Yes so that's something we do for like when we work extensively across the US obviously and we have carry lodge program. Which of being heavily disrupted and Writing educational opportunities for low income students and kids of Color in K twelve and post-second buck most by workers in global health and global development issues. And everything we do as informed by what he calls global access so we do a lot of research and development Some of that is in helpings like New Treatments. Or vaccines or things that are Diseases like malaria or tobacco. So I do think that disproportionately affect poor people and we have requirement whenever we make grunts that Any results Former global access. You know they need to be accessible and affordable globally and we support directly a number of organizations that help ensure that happens so the Global Fund to fight. Hiv Malaria Which was actually something where President Bush was the inaugural funded from the US and and was the counterpart to the pet. Far -Unding is a huge operation. That actually helps keep many millions of people on anti retrovirals but also that's bednets across the developing world to prevent Larrea to Berkey Laos's treatments. And what it does is it. Cools or sources including from the foundation many governments including the US which is the largest Funda. And then how? Purchase those at bulk because it is a crisis and then distribute them to the needy globally and we have the partnerships that do the same in areas like vaccines. So I know that scenario that we've worked together on before is in is in global health. We had Bill Melinda Gates recently at our form on leadership for them to talk about the work that they've done and Y'all done a lot of work with global epidemics previously like in global health. You've been very active. What did you learn from the worthy done previously? That's helping you today. So some of it is pretty simple stuff right. You need basic functional primary healthcare systems that that may sound and we're kind of used most people can excess at least minimal basic healthcare in the US effectively but You in very poor countries. That means often. There's barely a clinic with basic equipment or tools. But we need that. We make a lot of investments in trying to support those kind of experts if you have accessible primary care that's able to take early action than that helps prevent a whole lot of the health outcomes and then the car. Koga crisis where you're trying to Provide community engagement or involvement to help support challenges. Where you're often working in situations like crowded urban slums where it's very difficult to sort of isolate if you have symptoms we've seen countries like South Outta go for example which have extensive networks that have been set up to deal with HIV crisis actually being able to mobilize those network to help support Kobe or simply one of the talents we have. We are the largest. Funders globally the. Us is also very generous support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative that unfortunately it had to be put on pause for why because we can't currently vaccinate children because it's the opposite of social distancing malaria polio vaccine. Excuse me drops that needs to be put in the mouth of a baby. That's held by their parents but we had big infrastructure that we've developed Without the partners over the years including Eunice and the World Health Organization Rotary that is very expert at surveillance and tracking and tracing Things which can now again be used in that Jacobin. So we've had a lot of those kinds of blessedness Which we wish. We didn't have to have them to help. But there certainly are helping with the current crisis
Seattle-based Boeing plans 10% job reduction and jet production cutbacks after reporting loss
"Today Boeing announced that they will be cutting down their workforce by about ten to fifteen percent in the next month as production at the plants in in Renton and Everett and are all around the country are to far slower pace than the normal Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun gave the news during its quarterly earnings announcement for the company Boeing's earnings dropped by twenty six percent during the last quarter Calhoun claimed at the drop in earnings is due to a reduction in aircraft demand over the last several months the sharp reduction in demand for airplanes that we see out over the next several years won't support the size of the workforce we have today at this time we're taking action to reduce our workforce by approximately ten percent of our roughly a hundred and sixty thousand employees by end of this year through the combination of voluntary layoffs attrition and involuntary layoffs as necessary over seventy thousand Washingtonians are currently employed with Boeing and it's expected that as many as ten thousand of them could be let go Calhoun made the point that Boeing will have to downsize the entire operation in order to make up for the company's decline we will be a smaller company for a while we work hard to maintain the stability of our workforce avoiding Laos even though even through the suspension of mass production doubling the length of time we pay employees impacted by the cold induced shutdown of Puget Sound Charleston and other sites the company began offering voluntary layoff packages last week foreshadowing the big cuts that are going to be taken now Boeing officials are predicting that airline passengers will decline by as much as forty percent by the time twenty twenty is over one area of production that will take a particular hit over the next few years is Boeing seven eighty seven Dreamliner used primarily for international travel a production of the seven eighty seven will reduce from fourteen planes each month to ten planes each month for the next year and then down to seven planes per month in twenty twenty two years CEO Dave Calhoun on why a demand for the eight seven is is pretty strong our issue is in our assumptions and and we think we're right is that the international route structures are going to come back much slower than the domestic ones and as a result the eight seven suffers for that so production of all jets will be dropping including the seven seventy seven the seven seventy seven acts which will drop from five planes a month to three and then of course the big question how will the infamous seven thirty seven Max fair with the cutbacks a seven thirty seven Max jets of course have been grounded for over a year now and until the corona virus pandemic Boeing had continued manufacturing those planes Dave Calhoun claimed that the company hopes to slowly begin building the seven thirty seven Max again and gradually increasing until they are building thirty one of them each month before the jets were grounded in March twentieth nineteen Boeing was consistently producing forty two seven thirty seven Max's each month which they hope to reach again as the FAA gives them the go ahead to bring the jets back to service this all adds to the struggles the company's been facing for the entire year after those two seven thirty seven Max jets crashed leading to a loss of over six hundred and forty million dollars over the last year that's not to mention the companies facing criminal and civil investigations along with tons of lawsuits from family members who who died in those two
"laos" Discussed on Everyman Podcast Show
"Whatever I have I see where I i. I try to get as much out of it as I can like. I want to see how far it set limits on myself so whatever Michael for this next year was to get out of the the state and wanted to leave lordly Florida to do shows you know colgate wanted to travel to travel and so I've actually very fortunate I'm doing a show in La in February the ice. And then I've got a a competition in Nashville. Okay and then tentatively Uh Couple Festivals in Australia in twenty twenty. One in Australia whatever's left. The bus driver slept well. Hopefully there's a lot left of Australia but yeah that is insane fiercer. There's you know for me. It's just the next thing to get better as long as I'm enjoying it like I don't I don't i. It'll I'll go as far as it'll go over as far as it will let me go so if they want me to host the tonight show. I'll do it. I'll set aside. I'll set aside my own. Yeah but it's fun. Now it's it's I I don't have a high interest as their the interest is there and I think there's enough ability and opportunity that it's still a lot of fun now. The question and this is just for fun. Let's say that. VN FROM CHAIN PALMA. Chancer gets the notoriety that every comedians looking for man. You're hitting a big and you gotta pick. What are you going? I'm for Dr Median. Well I'm GonNa give you a a a heggie answer. I mean I can do. Both the this is not in disruptive to my life at all because comedy happens on weekends and well for someone of your stature but if you become in demand like most. Comedians hoped to next thing. You know you're stuck a one two months three months tour and you're not seeing home so you're you're you're asking collections. Yeah this'll be. The answer then becomes financial. Then then I give my accountant sister to add the money up be like hey Dr van or comedian van. Make more money in this situation and as long as Dr Van makes more money. Dr Van keeps keeps working with okay. They they say hey you know you don't do this Dr stuff anymore. You can be rich and famous live in Hollywood spoke about my mind. I'm not saying that happening just so you know but but I'll take it if it does. I'm not GONNA fight it. Let's not gonna I'm not GonNa Front Man that game funny man that I use not I saw his last set up ninety. Stand his name is he's. He's a brilliant actor. Comedic actor Mike. He's he's special his last one. I I don't think I I think I saw part of it. I can't we both soy right. Michigan is wrong. It was fun you know. It wasn't many assigned pandering to the crowd. Yeah but everybody especially men and there's lots of desiccation you gotta think about it. You gotTA is your fans the corvette fans have I want to hit it. So that's I mean you have the damn set set row. I'll just like me to do the best fifteen minutes ever having everybody fans. Yeah because everybody will help you were you are my mom and my sister will go. I I think you mom you won't never everytime he never says Microfilm ongoing support me never so so. He makes me supportive significant other jobs. That she's she since he and what he was. Yeah it was something about pit.
"laos" Discussed on Everyman Podcast Show
"Drinking affect your ear nose and throat anyway. I don't know I mean again. Yeah well I guess from the smoking I vate now. I'm smoked cigarettes. I started to meanwhile Steve. I'm doing better right. Does it matter whether you smoke or Vape your Bacon over a purpose your vaping so that someday you're not vaping it's good more you right but if you're just doing something else it's probably not probably a wash yet. What about the long-term everybody knows movies in the end? Nobody knows the answer these questions really. Because it takes oil figure IT OUT MASON'S IT'LL BE TORONTO WATCH SO SOUTH L. Five years from now some terrible things going to happen to you and then we'll be like that's what happens right there because you're gonna add and then ask for your organs so right on on my back. I'll put him in Ziam or something. Sure pit bulls their organs over like the guy who wanted to be pit bull knife but you know what like the Dow was one of the things. I've seen this vaping like you know. Everyone wants to like stick their claws out on vaping and I know like everything everything like everything. Everything has its caution but smoking cigarettes semi versus vape. And right now smoking's been around for thousand years and we know what it does right. Yeah they've been is still out there so I mean this stuff that's happening you know but it's what's the numbers you know was. It happened to everybody. We don't know most of us because of its similarity to smoking. Some of the products have some of the same chemicals and stuff I mean and we assume that it's going to be a similar outcome but is it as bad as less bad. We don't really know what it'll be. It'll be a while before. We know that I agree. One pitfall went up the dissect. Some people yes sure. Listen Morgan whenever you want we. I'm GONNA Volunteer Walter. Yes he does he does all of it he even does crack. I mean that's okay. Say That's bad for you. I'M GONNA go out on a limb when that. No one asks Walter Region so a year into comedy years you season in the medical field. What's what's your goal? Here I mean. Is that bean in doctor. I mean you're already established got your own practice and you have those who. Where do you see yourself in comedy? I I don't so the way I work is is whatever I have I see where I i. I try to get as much out of it as I can like. I want to see how far it set.
"laos" Discussed on Everyman Podcast Show
"Yeah you're at right now. South East South Vietnam Cambodia Thailand. That's allow since. Oh Wow okay the you don't you too much about people from Laos now out of us. What's the proper description for allows the needs? Leo Leo Leo. That sounds pretty cool though. Yeah if you're weird like a like a rapper. You could call yourself. Leo's I or Billy Ocean Laotians terrible joke. AH The power of anything in here. We can sound like crap and we'll green. I feel like a bad person for that job tackling as they don't like me when we started we. I don't think he likes me anymore. Look at ways looking at he's fascinated. Oh you just didn't it didn't take much could no no. No he heard allows said this smelly Anfield most people that I knew Asian slow. So you'll forget weird Asian just so you so where you from. That's fine hardline. I'M GONNA get I'M GONNA get into this free so you guys understand. Yeah I'm what's called a twinkie. Okay but what. I'm yellow on the outside white on the inside. The states in my parents really wanted us to be like American so we could succeed. So like on the least Asian Asian. And we're GONNA need so wait a minute. Have you ever seen TV. Show fresh off the boat. A king has its Asian Okay Carlton from the fresh Prince of bel-air yes I'm I'm Carlton but Asian. I mean in certain communities scream scream out sell out but then so you can be sure they're saying right now what I was going to get into this right now except except nobody knows who I am. Wait a minute wait a minute. I love this listener. Wine here for a second began. So Okay Your House and obviously sleet. You're saying you'RE A twinkie twinkie. Or Banana is also acceptable bananas. Okay I'm gonNA allow twinkies better right. It's yes they had had a funny room to. Yeah but okay but okay so let's go back for the second. Tell me about your experience growing up. Dan Like you saying you have the winding you but in your parents came here to give you a better opportunity. I put what happened in your house because I know outside. It's America but you're saying my house where I was about three when we came to the states. Okay my parents are just working all the time you know so basically grew up watching and TV watching different strokes watching webster. How you know people raised by white people? I was raised by the white the people on the TV reason those other races on that site get tb mom TV Dak so you grew up like on on the on. The sitcoms of Eric I grew up with that like voice that like really white game show host Voice Bark Bob Barker come on down like that's I thought that's how people spoke. You went outside talking like that. Yes you like your six year old as as you get. That sounded like Bob Barker. I'm actually at keeping it on control right now. 'cause awesome normal right. That's what my inner voice wants to be. You WANNA be buying out on turn it down on and be like less Bob Barker about it man let it come out and you're just let your Bob Barker like your Inner Bob Barker Jones. The shortest podcast ever. I told you we're editing. Just repeat everything. Thanks for ninety minutes. We'll ah you're like the opposite of Walter. The Union yeah different that he keeps satellites like this one. Here's me the press wants. Kill me not. It's me to try skeet under the don't worry about it. Mercedes' for the kill kill keeps your mind believes she missed. What were your parents growing up? My parents are fresh off the boat. I love him to death. They're great people. Hardworking people If you know many Asians like my mom is Asian Mo- silently judging everyone. Yes the ones that were used to think of an Asian woman she. That's who she hits. Yes listen like those are the ones that he's in question of those ones that I've experienced. What Asian moms are are as close to stereotype as you can be like if they're stereotype Syria type? That's truth that's what bail and so that's what my mom is like. You know we're already you've seen it in movies. You know exactly Dr. Oh Yeah my dad. Ed is like this. My Dad's is goofy jolly guy. He's got a smile on his face and it looks like everything's funny all the time so it'd be like he's like your boy you like them around because they make you happy right like having stay puff around you panda. It's like a real life hand up so these national Asian need not know he's different was different. Yeah you if he's the one smiling. Nike said he's surprised smile. Sex Santa Claus like Santa Claus Daddy's with abdominal. I've never look and and this is what I Kinda WanNa explore your right now since you here. I mean Asian culture at I've experienced a little bit in small doses. Because I hear my m mm-hmm believe it or not. We do have Asian representation banana nut to be noticed and not enough noticeable. Where like you're in a classroom in constantly constantly you'll always see maybe a good strong represent section of like Asian scattered through school? No it's very like wow wait. Should I saw an Asian today and you'll remember it for the rest of the week because you ain't gonNA run into another one like you know and it's it's weird that way because there's always Asians everywhere wherever you ain't now that's that's the impressive part right. We saw a lot of them went to their here. They're just hiding. I promise you there here. At least a million I can go outside and make a sound. You'll see him.
"laos" Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
"Rangers range alive, Scott. So was but have you ever totally liked crucified that thing and you're like, oh crap. I can't get back on the first time. I ever sang it a friend of mine was dating a guy whose family was. The wanian or something is that that's a nationality. And so it was at their like yearly heritage of the area. So I was probably like seventeen and they were having an at. I forget the hotel. It's been a long, and but the mayor foot worth was there. And so that was kind of nervous it was before Betsy a while. It was it was a man, ma'am. So I got I was like, oh, I don't know. And it was gallantly stringing. Was the line that I should have saying, but I got there. And I knew I don't know. I don't know home. I added words I knew I can stop. So I just said, and we're all gladly singing. It seemed to be close enough, and I kept going through and their little news station. Was there for taken a knee low-emission? Yeah. I know. But they didn't know what I was seeing because they didn't really speak English. All Soza bunch of folks from Laos last that was it. Yeah. So it was a perfect time to miss at one time at nascar's a smaller like Friday night one. And I saying the line twice. You know? I knew I didn't know it. So I just kidding is still even with that Furby was worse that is that no one hundred percent. She got the words writing was still worse. It was awful. But I think it on tempo. Just in terms of geography. Let's talk about Lithuania is here on the globe. Laos? Over here. So let's get that straight. That counter and they're on the same planet. Yes. Laos over here, Asians, and then and then Lithuanians eastern Europe. Do you die your hair Brown? That's deep investigative reporting. I would say that's not the first time I've been, but I am naturally brunette. Okay. I'm not the brightest. Educated toll Mark up till the puppet master. I said, here's a thing, buddy. I said what we're gonna do subversively without making a big deal. We're just going to see how many hot chicks we can slide into the hot seat and just bring him on the show over and over and over again. So you're welcome America. Welcome. That I make the hot chick totally sexist here. And we believe women exist for purpose and. Do we believe we believe in the traditional roles of men and women around here, we believe that Adam and eve were created by God. And there was no adamant Steve..
"laos" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Native Kenyans do you think this is benign cultural observation or is this sort. Of seclusion by design on the part. Of the Chinese government I'm not, sure if it's by design but I do think that it. Makes things worse because for instance when you're going through Laos when you see the Chinese. Workers they're often sort of secluded, as you say in these, Chinese dormitories that are set away from the villages they. Look completely different than everything else they're sort of like these big shiny pieces of space. Junk that dropped into the Lao jungle and all of the Chinese workers live together and have very little interaction with the locals so I, guess in a sense it's by design because yes that's the way that they've decided to execute the project and maybe the reason that. They've done that was just for poorly logical and logistical reasons but the way that it comes off on The ground can cause, resentment and I think that. You definitely get a sense of that resentment in places like this I should. Also say in a place like northern. Laos this is an area where, the vast majority of the population works as subsistence farmers right. Many of these people have never seen a train I don't think that they have a. Sense of exactly what's going on, I think that they just, see that there is a lot of change happening in. Their area and it makes them nervous and if there was more communication going on China, would probably do itself a service by facilitating Part. Of the issue that you dress repeatedly throughout, this book is in place like Laos in elsewhere It's really unclear whether the local, government can, sustain the kind of investments that are necessary for at least in Laos. Is you're really I, guess significant risk financial risk on the part of the government and the economy there's a huge risk. And this, is the, case in a lot of poorer countries where China is putting these projects together I..
"laos" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
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"laos" Discussed on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
"In in vientiane laos wants and his american backpacker got upset because they wouldn't bring the check and what he didn't know it was the opening day and all the food was free really upset and it's like well where's my check so they were trying you know they didn't speak enough english they say it's we're celebrating and so he was still i was still he was still plugged into this american ways like no you're not gonna mess with me you're gonna give me my check trying to say how bad everything's free egli customers it's all free and that's an exception it's rare that you're gonna go into a place and you're you're delicious laotians dinners free but he was working from the assumption that the check was important in somehow is a scam if he wasn't getting a check and it wasn't patient after just clarify what exactly is going on also at the time in in laos customer service was super slow it's like if you if you even this way in france like that to my friend was like i couldn't believe how like checks goes i just i'm going now sit down after we suck regular check he is sitting down talking to his friends and not bring us it it was was like like i guess we're going to be here for a while there's a different mindset behind it and so people would go crazy in laos because it would just take forever for the food to come for the check to communist like it's laos there's no efficiency training is actually used this as a pretext to enjoy being here well that's the thing that's what i try to help people sometimes and it's like we're late to you're not like anything you already there you're in laos you're there and if you spent four hours of this restaurant that's cool if you have a walk at school to like you're you've got it laotians people shoveling noodles in their face and sprinting off to do something else that i was gonna say do look around look around nobody else's in a hurry this is part of being part of being in laos is eating a slow meal part being paris's eating slow meal and actually there's a restaurant of close to my school it's vietnamese restaurant they have a nice set menu for like ten euros you get a nice hearty lunch i had to stop having lunch meetings there because i couldn't eat lunch in an hour with a couple of students because it's paris that is lunch is not something you get out of the way in paris lunches something you enjoy it's something that you save her food is part of the pleasure of being in paris parisians are that way and i'm sure that if you're a parisian business person and you have a very tight schedule you know where to go to get a fast meal you might go grab a crepe or a sandwich or something someplace but if you're gonna sit down for a meal in paris folk and enjoy it yeah and that's sort of a cultural starting point paris and laos in many parts of the world of the map that we have open right now think on laos because france invading them i think i think no probably i think that the southeast asia's just not a hurry culture in general maybe it has something to do with french i need to go back there i missed that part of the world to her because benzon i was always heard you can get great cheese and wine there because of that stuff and then and then vietnam because of their french colonialism that's the balmy sandwiches the the the condensed milk and coffee it's weird it's super sweden it's condensed milk which is like drinking laos in vietnam yeah yeah and then what was the other thing oh cheese yet like in all throughout asia it's hard to find cheese but impossible sell the little couches those little pie shaped the halls wrangles you can get that they're off yeah terms of like what you're saying i i wanna make money so traveling ever hear about the the the sailor.
"laos" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"Fred able think about i i was i was shocked when you told me that number initially because i knew that we had as and vietnam and in laos and all that but i mean fifty of our troops still unaccounted for in laos it's incredible yeah you are eating cornelius in those inside california when we yeah about that yeah a lot of people are aware that we still have as out there of course but i mean that's just an incredible number just of our guys who were lost across the fence that's louis it's a it's one of deals and you just like an arcade because you know some of the guys it's just a real heart just you got to separate it out put it in the little metal plaza somewhere and don't let it moon your life but you try to to go on the best you can and try to help and then over the last four years the soa special operations association and the special forces association have a combined field of mike been which is working closely with and lobbying with dod and bpa on this issue and i could boring more details later but the key thing here is we're really actively our voices being heard now and has had an impact to effort to focus on bringing back off people who still as today there's one thousand five hundred ninety seven seven merican still missing an action for south these days during the vietnam war which mood last cambodia north vietnam southfield that's insane and i mean partly part of the problem too is i mean this isn't like recovering m i as in france you know that we lost in world war two i mean that's a relatively easy endeavor to recover guys from western europe but in south east asia you're going into terrain that is both mountainous and jungle you know the between the overgrowth the weather the heat in all of that stuff i mean just content to make those kind of recovery operations incredibly difficult i would imagine.
"laos" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Power a near polar power oh and near near power yeah yes yes yes yes isn't a barrier to the arctic council mistaking full advantage of that status but more than that i think they have tried to develop this as a mechanism for doing things like internationalizing the chinese currency the renminbi trying to say okay we're going to do these deals let's do them in the renminbi instead of the dollar and i think there's there's a political component it's often missed by people so you can look now in see that in sudan and south sudan kenya in zimbabwe laos cambodia many countries that china's training officials right on how to manage propaganda how to manage social stability so would a call to avoid a color revolution making the world safer autocracies so i think that there's that element of this expansionism also has to do with the export of china model and then finally there's a security component you know china's established its first logistics base military logistics base in djibouti but it's also now controlling about seventy six ports in thirty five countries and although it says they're all for commercial purposes we have seen that a number of instances once it's taken controlling stake there are some visits by the p l a ships so that's another example of just a much more ambitious policy exactly i'm much more ambitious foreign policy so what do you think that means for the united states is it possible that the two powers can get along or do you think we are headed into graham.
"laos" Discussed on Forever35
"Business plan everything costs money guys but my goal with dad is and i'm still formulating it is too make it a advocacy group for for the advancement of allow americans in media and entertainment because we are always going to be a minority of a minority but if you're loud kate now nath you can find yourself a seat at the table and so so that's that's sort of i want more law americans to be behind and in front of a camera m i wanna boost other allow american associations and what law american individuals are doing there there's a cultural thing that happens for us because everyone comes from refugees war refugees there's a lot of distrust because there was a secret war that coincided with the vietnam war and a lot of us here are here because of amnesty end laos is of the most heavily bombed country in the entire world and it was a secret war it's on a secret anymore but most americans don't know about it and during the war a lot of neighbors had to turn against neighbours so a lot of the problems that existed in the country of laos reformed again in the refugee camps but you're an attack tighter quarters it was it was a time of violence that uncertainty and those are appearance trauma is in our dna and so sometimes it's hard to organize and and be in would that equals sometimes is a lack of cohesiveness as a community and certainly there's not many many of our stories in in sort of the landscape of.
"laos" Discussed on 1075 KZL
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"laos" Discussed on Who Charted
"You are new gig lander gig all right a how we have you earlier you complained that my party had too much so as a complaint oh it was it was it was noticed it right those accomplished yet okay said as a little out villa length lots of commotion all day so again they're all of a sudden there's no work howard we have a listener question from laos god oh my it's about hours sub id howard in kula the betty bigombe calling from known kjell laos the full here were loving our time here in laos said this question is four howard just getting cooler llamas gestures of things we must do while we're here in laos or that we have to answer foodwise here in lung to know so thanks a lot um and kobchai for your wonderful show i'm a huge fan and all right thanks a lot by sorry i did not spit and quit this one okay by god this is ben thank you laura hanging fruit and then i'll give him some of the places that i enjoy go ahead i love the fountain i'm i'm really know about southern laos that's where i have traveled so total cumulation you're going to be talking about the north let me talk about the them sara if you if you can if you have the time please go down a see pond on that's four thousand islands pondered y'all down south southie condon cpap undone palm yeah that's worth as an island that's what it means that's where a hopefully there are still some of freshwater dolphins the irrawaddy dolphin that you can still see at in the the makung river right by the cambodian border um they're they're endangered so hopefully you guys have time to go see them there there's also beautiful um in that area there is some beautiful um waterfalls i know you're going to talk about waterfalls in the north's just me.
"laos" Discussed on Who Charted
"It's our way of laos is yours he was describing the wrapping paper i'm the biggest idiot we share of a smart person read his card all right hey gang i am alive and well guitar for brett you got the one with the guitar wrapping paper shark for howard laos for kula amazing i got this great shark wallpaper i'm going to pop this paper now lobby this is what i say i guess you could put it on the wall if you wanted to how good ikea oh my god randy thank you so much you're the vast yellow yellow submarine saw oh my god i can't believe this i have to say this on my way here today i was like i need some i need to get some really really us i swear the nine says the stay tuned oh wow minds got a yellow submarine taking trains hugh travel opening okay you're better than me all soxs monitoring 100dollarbill oh we we get a look now you're has favorites hurry this is fantastic i got three new pairs of socks to wear this cold for boating winter hey preoccupied maybe get yourself some sox and this is fantastic and we know where each one of these and um um when one wear thing however how about the packaging terrorists aliens gives handmaid's tale a run for its money how we have another gifted says high howard in kourou first time writer longtime listener i love the podcast is brought me so much joy and just wanted to give you a little something to it's actually for georgia michaela our home you like them too much love staff mcgann oh men gan no.
"laos" Discussed on Who Charted
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"laos" Discussed on Who Charted
"My like his so call landing right at the whole thing it looks for still have it restraint tyler which i know is q close to the cap the the silly via the unchan or or just yeah yeah it's rate the country's irate next to each other so it other cities too kulikov actually it's right on the border so you don't know what you're talking now like right now can an order retired you'd have visited as if you live the northern laos you probably never been to the capital but you could live in northern thailand and it's like five minutes away can we just got allows already i get maybe we should have to origins nouaille to going through on a howard i i've always been fascinated with land really prior to knowing me properly kula howard i wanna tell you what this does she's a girl and are dragging girl named her what does it bobby uh you ever the boy's name after mclaren here's i didn't know until you mentioned there is a really after well how'd you pick bobby i just ran asked me like what's her name as they kits bobby came up well maybe you fall bobby boiler from of south so starring mandela mon and bitch are usair aphrodisiac oh my god yeah he didn't know that's great she please his mom in the past say yes nice had in mind happy birthday demand monarchy was last uh last week oh happy birthday man.
"laos" Discussed on Jocko Podcast
"So again it's more like the ethics of the like the the culture almost is what it seemed like you're what it seems to me is don't pissing myself saying i agree without ever think is different ballgame yes shower okay g understood right like you said it goes down to three and it's there's water flowing all over it yes your washing off any russian off the suit coming over of brought on you know what i got a good idea just as a general overall rule via pissed to try the to death will letter do that one yeah it's the same way in probably not going to brush your teeth in the toilet dea un downs outs what they think is now if you want to pay if you wanna brush your teeth and toilet have at it i won't be mad at you i i'll be mad at uber i dunno fighting to hang out with you as much whatever but yeah i understand it makes sense in was talking about his not toilets from talking about skipping the chain of command oh yeah that's right because the guy does yes osher candidates grow your business shower at eleven up to have the hard conversations i wonder whatever happened him he's hard work where we see from uh somewhere like vietnam owning or or laos or something um maybe thailand is some asian asian countries southeast asian country yard worker that smart he i i would think yeah my opinion about taken a leak in shower is you shouldn't do it but if like like this guy who's like oh that's normal that doesn't like totally surprised me in order that way surprise me but make sense that guy's didn't like it the for sure.
"laos" Discussed on FT Tech Tonic
"A couple different trends taking place one is this mass organization but also a large number of people getting smartphones at the same time in history of the world and because of that you've got this emerging like a series of tech ecosystems across most major metropolitan areas that are pretty advanced actually i i started my last company two thousand eight in new york and had to say the taxi in in laos narrowbody probably more developed the new york's was in two thousand eight i and growing faster and so it's been it's been fund to see that to be part of it so what are the background and the higher they come from all over we don't require a college degree but at the same time there's a ton of self selection takes place because of how selective we've become no engineers go through sixty four different assessments before being accepted into end ele and so about threequarters of folks accepted in have undergraduate degree in cs rush one generics there's a lot of folks who have spent some time informal technical programmes but you also have dozens of examples of engineers who were entirely selftaught who got a young man in class to in a second court in nigeria who was looking for jobs as a radio announcer and anchor before realising wait a second mike i'm actually really good at this whole problem solving thing he did a couple online tests and realize now is in top five percent of all people on the planet and problemsolving just raw ability and how he's been interesting technology but hadn't thought of it as a a career path and.