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Fresh "Lawrence" from Tony Katz and the Morning News
"Is guy Relford will be following this case Guy. Appreciate being with us on the drive uber dot com Hotline. Let's check traffic right now on the fives and Matt Bear. What do you know? All right, Tony, looking at the northwest north bound 4 65. Now we have a crash 86th street on both shoulders and a stop and go traffic panicked. Running up to age 65 Turn east are going to be slow out to Michigan Road and then on the East side going about 4 65 slow and open, Lawrence Pen pike up and around the eyes. Wilsonville Road, South bound lanes. Also a little bit tight right now, I 70 down the South Schadler traffic sponsored by Sullivan Hardware Garden, just in time for Father's Day. Get 30% off all premium patio furniture this week is Sullivan Hardware and guarded. I'm Mad Bear with traffic on the fives Follow us on Twitter and W. ABC traffic. Imagine a deck a bunch of straight parallel boards. Sure, they're evenly spaced, but so were prison bars. Break free with timber text line of premium multi, with decades mix and match wits and enjoy technology that produces the best real would look better. Tech means a better deck so you can create a look inspired by the latest design trips instead of.
Democrats Battle Republican-Led Voting Curbs in Georgia
"Well we faced a democracy crisis when the president of the united states called georgia's secretary of state on january second and told him to quote find eleven thousand seven hundred and eighty votes. We survived that crisis because the georgia secretary of state refused to lie about the vote. Count and change the vote count so that donald trump could win the state of georgia. Instead of joe biden. Republicans in georgia do not want that to happen again and so they have removed the secretary of state from the position of authority in the aftermath of an election and they have moved georgia closer to the possibility of cheating the vote out next time. Donald trump calls an asks them to do that. And george is not the only state that is trying to make it for donald trump to call and tell them how many votes he needs to win an election. I guess tonight. Ari berman has studied the new election. Laws passed by republican state. Legislatures this year and says quote. These bills are part of the greatest assault on voting rights since the end of reconstruction and they raised the likelihood of a nightmare. Scenario or gop controls state legislatures use their increased power to override a democratic victory in twenty twenty four or persuade republicans in congress if they regain power in two thousand twenty two to do the same republicans are trying to make it more difficult to vote in areas where democratic turnout is. Strong democrats have fought that kind of voter suppression in the past but they have never had to fight republican attempts to change what happens after people vote the washington. Post calls. That the most dangerous thing but republican. Legislators are doing now. The washington post reports potentially most dangerous legislatures are giving themselves the right to interfere in vote counting and election disputes. While tying the hands of secretaries of state to rule impartially
Fresh update on "lawrence" discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
"Would be well over a million, if not more. I would think that he'd be way above that. But how long has he been on Twitter for? Well, it says he joined in August of 2000 and 18. So it's been nearly three years. I mean, what's probably what's wrong with people? I don't know, but that's that's probably why I feel like most of these guys who have like 4567 million have been on the okay. Let's check Tom Brady because I know he hasn't been and and Brady is his playing partner right for the for the match. I don't think he's as high as you think, either. I think he's only got like one or two million. Only one or two million. Okay, so he joined Let's say, seven months after Phil 78 months after Phil and he's already got two million followers, huh? Maybe maybe Tom Brady will retweet him in advance of the match, and that will get filled some more followers. You think that's an easy 100,000 right there? Or maybe maybe Tiger Woods when he's sitting around? I bet he's going to live. Tweet the match. How much do you want to bet He's going to be busy live tweeting the match. Let's check Tiger Woods and see if maybe he could give Phil a couple of retweets and see how many followers he has official Twitter. Oh, dear. Wanted to go wild Guess. I mean, I've 42 million. Oh, okay. Never mind. You completely ruined that for me. Nobody is 6.5 million, although last time he tweeted was about Phil Mickelson. So see, he probably did feel a solid there. You should say thank you. The Analytics of Twitter. Give me one of your majors. Just tell you how much time I actually spend thinking about these things. It just dawned on me anyway. Anyhoo coming up. Would you like to hear what Phil Mickelson has to say about his playing partner, Tom Brady and what he's learned from the Buccaneers quarterback Plus a little more QB news like the quarterback competition. With his former team. Jared Stidham will tell you how that's going. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence, Here's our latest sports update. And here's Brad Heller. CBS Sports flag. All right, Amy, three of the four NBA playoff series or even at two and we'll start at Staples Center. Beverly on the right wing tries to get it to Leonard straightaway. Leonard against O Neill, driving to his left letter to the winter. Oh, why Leonard? A major poster..
Buttigieg Says Biden and GOP Remain Far Apart on Infrastructure
"And GOP hoped to strike a deal on infrastructure. On Friday, President Biden rejected the Republican counter offer John Lawrence reports, the two sides are still far apart. Biden. White House's infrastructure plan is still under construction. There a lot of conversations going on among a lot of members of the Senate and over on the House side on Wednesday, there's going to be a markup for a key part, a key element Of infrastructure policy, so lots going on right now, but still lots of daylight honestly between us and our Republican friends. Despite that daylight, the transportation secretary is defending the administration's decision to continue talking with Republicans over going it alone. Democrats and Republicans are still billions of dollars away from securing a deal. As the 2022 midterm elections grow closer, Republicans are going to be talking about defining themselves based on our differences on things like what is infrastructure. Biden has a paper thin majority in the Senate, so he needs the backing of key Democratic moderates like Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to get the package through without Republican support for Manchin says he wants to bridge the gap with the GOP. We need a bipartisan infrastructure bill. We most definitely need that and infrastructure. Something's been delayed for far too long by past administrations, so it's time for us to move forward. But for both sides, the clock is ticking. And there's not a lot of policy there. This is just numbers. It's helping the country and and we ought to be able to find a resolution on that if we can't that spells trouble.
Berkeley Lab Debuts Perlmutter, World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer
"The pearl motor system based at lawrence. Berkeley national lab was specifically designed to handle ai workloads and is now the fastest supercomputer on the planet. When it comes to handling specific math that lends itself to a i. But i what is a supercomputer as opposed to your run of the mill computer where computing is measured in million instructions per second or m ips supercomputers do high performance computing commonly measured in floating point operations per second or flops. Modern supercomputers can perform over one hundred crt trillion flops. Yes that's a real number and promoter. The latest in a growing collection of faster more powerful supercomputers operates at four exit flops. Meaning a quinton flops. Which doesn't even sound english anymore. It uses six thousand one hundred and fifty nine nvidia a one hundred. Gpu's the largest number of those gp in the world to handle sixteen and thirty two bit mixed face precision math mixed precision methods. Combine numerical formats into computational workload in a way that requires less memory and less bandwidth and therefore speeds update transfer operations. What in the world do we need. All of this computing power for well. Nothing in the world per se because one of promoters tasks deals with data from outer space promoter is going to be used to assemble the largest three d map of the universe made and will do so by processing data from the dark energy spectroscopic instrument known as desi with can capture up to five thousand galaxies in a single exposure. Now that's a fancy camera. This three d map will allow scientists to learn more about dark energy which is thought to be responsible for the accelerating expansion of the
Perlmutter Supercomputer System Goes Online, Supercomputer Explained
"Promoter. Supercomputer system coming online for the first time at the scientific computing center in california. The pearl motor system based at lawrence. Berkeley national lab was specifically designed to handle ai workloads and is now the fastest supercomputer on the planet. When it comes to handling specific math that lends itself to a i. But i what is a supercomputer as opposed to your run of the mill computer where computing is measured in million instructions per second or m ips supercomputers do high performance computing commonly measured in floating point operations per second or flops. Modern supercomputers can perform over one hundred crt trillion flops. Yes that's a real number and promoter. The latest in a growing collection of faster more powerful supercomputers operates at four exit flops. Meaning a quinton flops. Which doesn't even sound english anymore. It uses six thousand one hundred and fifty nine nvidia a one hundred. Gpu's the largest number of those gp in the world to handle sixteen and thirty two bit mixed face precision math mixed precision methods. Combine numerical formats into computational workload in a way that requires less memory and less bandwidth and therefore speeds up data transfer operations. What in the world do we need. All of this computing power for well. Nothing in the world per se because one of promoters tasks deals with data from outer space promoter is going to be used to assemble the largest three d map of the universe is
Receivers to Target in the Late Rounds of your Dynasty Rookie Draft - burst 05
"Was drafted another god. I'm fairly high on From clemson at cal. I'll let you discuss him. I think about what rogers. I'm not nearly as high on rogers as they consis I think a lot of people saw him when he went to green bay. I think everybody's been so ready for the green bay packers to have another wide receiver inserted in the draft. You know and we're just intimidating in anticipating but you know. I really don't think amari rogers profiles is the number two wide receiver in the fact. That rogers is a situation is so up in the air to say the the to say the least you know. I am not projecting broader. You're gonna be there long term and if that's the case you know is jordan love gonna be all support a wide receiver you know. Are we even sure that amari rogers is better than allen. Lazard now is dead fund as the guy that they went out and got in free agency it to be the number to receiver going into last year before he opted out. You know he's back on the roster as well and he's only twenty seven years old. I think people are really forgetting about devin. Funchess to be honest with you You know this is a guy that has already been a top twenty wide receiver in his career. So i think there's a lot more competition in green bay than a lot of people are are are getting Giving them credit for and The roger situation really makes me uneasy. Amaury writers has some talent. I i just don't think he's anything special. I just think that he's at best a middle level starter of the nfl. And i don't see much of a window of him being much higher especially as long as davante adams is on that team. 'cause i just don't see that the target share i mean it's a. It's a team that clearly wants to run the ball as much as possible. So i'm not nearly as how marta riders. I i know a lot of people are people are taking them in mid second rounds now and i think that that's a mistake. I think he was the best of water. She would come out clemson for the tape stuff that i watch. Those are good points. There's a reason as to why. I say fairly high. It's because i have a lot of the same reservation that you do. But and i do. I'm generally concerned about aaron rodgers in the future in green bay with the quarterback situation. But i have to look back at amari rogers talent and what he did in his last year and clemson and what he did was ball out in my opinion. Seventy seven receptions. Thousand twenty yards seven touchdowns. Yes he had. Trevor lawrence thong him. The ball but still in a shortened season are very impressive. Numbers and amari. Rogers is a guy that has pretty much been undervalued this entire process and now all of a sudden he's going green bay people hiding him and i'm not high on him because he's going to green by on more high in him because of the talent and the potential that i see and i do think that he has the potential to be the number two receiver in green bay S a good gig. Because even if aaron rodgers is not there in a long term disturbance excellence head coach matt floor and they still have a quarterback enjoy jordan love and we really don't we haven't seen much from during love so we can't make a lot of assumptions. But he was still you still first round pick in an quarterback the has a lot of potential people were comparing him to patrick mahomes and he. He was more of a quarterback they just needed to be developed. So i think that. I think that there's a good chance that jordan love could turn into a successful quarterback if the packers ended up do and not Having rogers under center. So i think the during the love isn't a terrible option there and lathered and function function all could be a lot number two receiver in that office. But i think long term that amari. Rogers is the better prospect for may so that is why i tend to be a little bit higher on the mar bader's
Biden Pitches Spending Plans at Ohio Community College
"March tenth of last year presidential candidate joe biden was scheduled to speak at cuyahoga community college in ohio. That speech was cancelled when the covid nineteen pandemic forced the biden campaign to go into lockdown mode. Finally today joe biden fulfilled his promise to deliver a speech at cuyahoga community college. And he said this even my republican friends in congress not a single one of them voted for the rescue plan. I'm not gonna embarrass anyone. But i have here a list. How back in their districts are bragging about the rescue plan the touted the re the revitalization fund. They touted the fact that we're in a situation where the dealing with touted grants to community health care centers touted. I mean some people have no shame.
Teen Who Recorded George Floyd's Murder Reflects on His Death
"Here is eighteen year. Old ella frazier statement given voice. Tonight by caroline. Randall adams a year ago today eyewitness to murder the victim's name george floyd although it wasn't the first time as seen a black man get killed at the hands of the police. This is the first time a witnessed it happen in front of me right in front of my eyes few feet away. I didn't notice man from a can of paint. But i knew his life mattered. I knew that he was in pain. I knew that he was another black man. Endanger no power only seventeen the time just normal day for me walking my nine year old cousin to the corner store not even prepared for what i was about to see. Not even knowing my life is going to change on this exact day in those exact moment it did. It changed me changed how i viewed life. It made me realize how dangerous it is to be black in america. We shouldn't have to walk on eggshells around police officers the same people that are supposed to protect and serve looked at as thugs animals and criminals all because of the color of our skin.
Gordon Sondland Sues Mike Pompeo, U.S. For $1.8 Million
"Turns out. There is a limit to how much gordon sunlen was willing to pay to be. The trump ambassador to the european union in two thousand sixteen gordon sahlin went from being a trump critic to being trump contributor donating one million dollars to the trump inaugural committee that got him a position he was completely unqualified for. Us ambassador to the european union which then made him a key witness in the impeachment trial of donald trump in which the president was accused of urging the president of ukraine to interfere in the presidential election. In a way that would harm. Joe biden. I know that members of this committee frequently frame. These complicated issues in the form of a simple question was there. A quid pro quo. The answer is yes. Ambassador sahib was fired two days after the impeachment trial in the united states senate. Today gordon sunland filed a lawsuit seeking reimbursement for the attorney's fees. He incurred during the impeachment investigation which secretary of state. Mike pompeo promised to reimburse the sun lawsuit says that mike pompeo made that promise to reimburse attorney's fees quote entirely for self serving personal and political reasons in the hopes that investor sunland would not implicate him or others through his testimony
WFP Ramps up Support to Yemen's Famine Risk Areas
"Turning to yemen to prevent a devastating famine in the country. The un world food program wfp is increasing. Its food assistance to the worst hunger. Hot spots the agency's ability to sustain its response to the end of the year remains uncertain. Nearly fifty thousand yemenis are already living in famine like conditions and five million people are in immediate danger according to wfp every ten minutes. A child's eyes of preventable diseases such as diarrhea and malnutrition. As the conflict. Escalates hunger increases with food. Prices rising up to two hundred percent above prewar levels the wfp country director for yemen lawrence. Because said that over the last year escalating conflict economic decline rising global commodity prices and covid nineteen have all contributed to an alarming increase in acute hunger
Is Urban Meyer Taking a Gamble With Tebow?
"The biggest story in the nfl right now. is tim. Tebow and the jacksonville. Jaguars on friday afternoon. The jaguars sign boat to a one year. Nine hundred fifty thousand dollar minimum deal as a tight end. His jersey makes up the top five selling items on the nfl shop dot com store. Now figure that out and to me urban meyer's really running the risk of losing his locker room here because if you talk to people inside the league if you talk to executives and other coaches there's a lot of genuine skepticism over urban meyer becoming. Nfl head coach generally. And there's a sense that it's four more likely that he flames out and never wins a playoff game than it is that he winds up winning a super bowl when this experiment bringing in tim tebow not necessarily even as a quarterback you have trevor lawrence. They're bringing tim tebow into that locker room in two thousand and twenty one and having him sing for his supper is a tight end. There's a belief that meyer runs the chance inside the league of losing his locker room before this season even begins
'Arcade': The Story of Its Continued Success
"Now for the third installment of our eurovision series. We speak with the winner of the last edition of the song contest in twenty nineteen the dutch singer. Songwriter duncan lawrence. Who won with the beautiful ballot arcade. The winning song became a hit not only in europe but also charted in the united states dunkin. We'll make an appearance on this year's final. That happens on saturday. He spoke to monaco's fernando augusta per shekel about his future music. Plans and all things eurovision Is oh that's we went into your vision with this song and to be honest i watched eurovision. But i haven't written or did this song bore your vision. I always saw revision as a great platform. Chance and opportunity for me to show the world or at least europe like. Hey here i am. This is dunkin Musician and this is my song and it just took off half a year ago on tiktok because it was used in a bunch of harry potter videos. so that we're like fans author End they were using the music to put on their their videos. And that's how it kinda started. That's that's how it spread and that's how it grew on its own. The song has been streamed over one billion times performing arcade. Please welcome dunkin lawrence and fletcher. I said it at eurovision music. I always i. This is a an example. When it's like people like a song and people relate to it on some sort of level which is amazing and it's just so amazing that that's my song and that we had to amazing journeys with one is your vision and the other is now. It's going everywhere.
Initial Betting After the NFL Schedule Release
"News the west gate here in las vegas just came out yesterday with lions every single game all eighteen weeks. You wanna bet on any nfl regular season game. Boom you can thousand dollars. There's a side anatole up at west gate so kudos to them. You know one thing that stood out jacksonville. We always talk about excessive travel. Not good for team. Jacksonville's the only team on the east coast. That is top. Five and travel miles of big part of that is due to go to london. And i also noticed. End of the year gave december january. Jacksonville has three games at sites that could have cold weather in december january. I looked at all. The southern california teams the florida teams in houston. None of them have more than one. So i'm pretty sure. I'm going to be actively looking at against the jaguars fire and ice come late in the year on the road gifts so the questionnaire for me is is that enough to go under on on the window. You know. Trevor lawrence is the big question mark. And i wanna see how he plays so i think i'm going to wait and evaluate not fire six and a half season a win number of pass on that.
Famed Hawaii Quarterback Colt Brennan Dead at Age 37
"Broke this week that took over Hawaii quarterback Colt, Brennan died. I was thirty-seven years old, it broke my heart, man. I loved Colt Brennan. When I was growing up, broke a ton of Records. He put Hawaii football on the map and found out man. It made me so upset. I actually made a mat in franchise mode. On Madden 11, I built around cold and I felt like I gave him the chance. He never really gotten the NFL to have a team believed in him and build around him was very long cathartic for
Could Dirt Save the Planet?
"I'm only here with npr. Climate correspondent lawrence summer. Hey lauren hey there so you have a scoop on a job opportunity. Yeah i do. It's a job in a growing field it deals with a hot commodity occa- and you know there's some opportunity there. I met someone with this job. His name is padma pelly and he's a dirt broker. Oh what a dirt broker. But he's not a fan of that title just to be clear. I hate that name. I'll be honest with you. Dirt has that negative connotation you know you gotta go wash up rate so dirt That's what you got for us today. Yeah his actual title. Though is land use manager works for granite rock which is a construction materials company but his job is really important because of climate change and right now he gets a lot of phone calls about dirt. Okay but from who exactly like who needs dirt so badly well where i met him is a good example of that On the shores of san francisco bay in the east bay and was on top of an earthen levee so basically a big pile of dirt that separates the water from the land but it was in rough shape. It's very much lower than it should be right now and very much narrower than it should be right now. Yeah that sounds bad. I mean levies are what prevent flooding and protect people and homes. Yeah exactly so. Pat helps get the dirt there to build up the levees and this area needs a lot around one hundred thousand dump trucks full. Well that's a lot. Yeah so he finds the people who wanted to get rid of dirt like construction projects that maybe you're digging out underground parking garage and he connects them with restoration projects that need it and there's more demand than he can handle right now because the oceans are rising with climate change and coastal cities are scrambling to defend themselves. Whether it's you know building levees or restoring marshes and for that. They need dirt and
Why Would Jaguars Sign Tim Tebow?
"We are back final hour. It's been a fun show. We appreciate you being here. A lot of conversation with my Mike smith earlier. We also talked to dennis dodd. Another conversation predictably has been tim. Tebow we've given you a lot of reaction on that in the mike cannon bom from espn former gm jets dolphins. He's been here a couple of times. He had this to say earlier today. On keyshawn jay will and zubin about understanding the signing. I don't like it. I just don't see the upside in this move. He's thirty four years old. He would be a backup. I just don't know of thirty four year old players that can come in and be back place special teams and you're taking away a roster spot from hopefully a young developmental player that could grow with a young nucleus obviously led by trevor lawrence. And to me this is probably through the lens of urban. Meyer saying a decade. And a half ago tim tiba was the most competitive guy i've ever been around and he can help set the culture. If i was in that building what i would be pushing back saying coach. That may be true but in the nfl as you well know. Players needs to be led by players. They believed can take them to where they wanna go and as a backup tight end. I just don't think tim tebow would have that same credibility as he wants dave when he was the starting quarterback in florida. He also questioned whether tibo could even makes a team. I just don't see how he makes the team or urban and he's a really good coach he he's been historically great college but i just don't know he has to earn a spot and he's given a spot. That's gonna cause a big problem because players weren't have a chance to win and again to me just putting on my lens of a general manager and roster construction if you're not a starter in the nfl with only forty six players dressing you have to play special teams so my question. is tim. tibor thirty four years old going to cover cover kicks that remains to be seen. Now if he doesn't earn it does a totally different discussion. But i don't think you could sign him and say hey. He definitely has a spot on this team.
Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Allyson Felix Is Running for Black Mothers Everywhere
"In two thousand eighteen decorated american sprinter allyson felix began the arduous process of conditioning. Her body for the twenty twenty olympics in tokyo. We all know what happened next. The pandemic broke out and the games were postponed for a full year which means that felix has essentially had to live through her trimester twice the newly popular term which was coined by author lawrence road in her twenty seventeen book of the same name in capsules often challenging months when many postpartum mothers rejoined the workforce moments of which felix has had many. Because it isn't just her track and field. Training that has required endurance. The nine time olympic medalist and the only woman to win six olympic track and field. Gold medals has become a vocal advocate for fetal and maternal healthcare and equal pay causes that she has taken up in front of congress and in a widely circulated new york times op. Ed in which he criticised nike for failing to add protections to her contract in the months surrounding the birth of her daughter in response the company announced a new maternity policy that guaranteed an athletes pay and bonuses for eighteen months surrounding pregnancy. This week proctor and gamble released a series of video celebrating felix's accomplishments both on and off the track as she prepares to return to the olympic qualifiers in june as a sprinter a season competitor and as a mom who still needs to negotiate childcare with her partner. I imagine the last year has been particularly interesting for. I mean everybody has their own version of hal. The pandemic has impacted them personally. But i can't imagine having trained for a full year expecting the games to happen. And then basically getting a year pause and it occurred to me that you are essentially in what is now called your fifth trimester which kind of evolves for many months. When you're sort of a new and working mom and you have a very unique job. So i'm very curious you know how did your life kind of change. You have a small child at home. You'd been training for a year trying to get back to where you need to be. Then you get a whole other year at any point. Did you sort of think. I'm not gonna do this. I was very doubtful. There was a time period. I think it was right when the olympics were announced that they were going to be postponed and our family had made so many sacrifices. Like you said we had worked so hard already to that point you know with dealing with the you know the exhaustion. The lack of sleep in it just felt like a whole 'nother year. You're asking us to do this it. It felt very very hard. And i felt like I was still kind of taking space degree. The loss at the olympics wasn't going to happen the way that i had imagine And then think after. I went through that then. I was like well. We've come too far this point we're all in like i've got to see this thing through But there were moments that that were just difficult. I think any new mom new in freshly new working mom whatever that looks like for you. It's hard to figure out what your new life looks
Wet Notes 5-6-2021
"This is wet. Notes here on scooby. Shock radio for may six two thousand and twenty one. I want to start off today with a story. That is a bit of personal meaning to me. And that's a story about what some recreational divers found while diving out in hawaii. Awful and i. Now i have quite a few dives out there. Awful and i and these divers found some unexploded world war two era ordinance. They found two bombs. One was at seventy four feet and the other one was at ninety four feet. The divers immediately notified to hawaii division of aquatic research. Who went out to investigate it and confirmed it was unexploded ordinance the report indicated that the munitions were about three hundred yards offshore. The exact location wasn't disclosed when but it may be in the area of the first and second cathedrals again personal for me. Because i have probably about at least twenty. Five dives onto cathedrals as of now. There aren't any more updates and there was no mention on the divers website and they run many charters out to the site. Let's see where this goes. I recently checked out the four ocean blog to see if there was anything of interest will there was a lot but one thing did pique. My interest for ocean occasionally does a blog on plastics around the world. And that's where they identify articles or stories that talk about the plastic crisis facing the world. Now one article was from interesting engineering and it was written by deora as deamer and this was about plastic eating mushrooms. Yes certain types of fungi can ingest and eat plastic apparently in two thousand eleven some yale researchers discovered rare mushroom in the amazon forest and it was able to digest and break down plastics. One of the scenarios suggest that these plastic eating mushrooms could be placed at the bottom of landfills interesting over the years. There have been various successful experiments. So what's the holdup perhaps speed. It takes times for the mushrooms to eat and digest the plastic and there's also competition for other investment now. Here's a bit of disturbing news that i saw from dima apparently there's going to be a virtual meeting of the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission or dfw see on may twelfth and thirteenth one of the topics on may twelfth. I think it is a two. Our discussion is to review and update the goliath grouper. Now this review is to look at if they should allow a limited highly. Regulated harvest of the goliath grouper. Why well that's a really good question now if you go out to the f. w. website you'll be able to find a detailed Presentation on this review. Even if the science holds up and supports the harvest. I would have to ask if the enforcement is of a regulated harvest. Dean feels that. The economic value of the goliath grouper are better served without any harvest and continue the protection they currently have. Sos thousand island. Well what's that all about. Well for those of you are familiar with the saint lawrence seaway in the thousand island region. Sos stands for save ontario shipwreck thousand island chapter now. This was reported in scuba news. Sos thousand island wants to create an artificial reef off of brockville in canada. Why are they making such a bold proposal. Were there are three main objectives. I an artificial reef will reduce the pressure on the local historic wooden shipwrecks and then second. An artificial reef can preserve the maritime history of ships that had been destined for scrap and finally this effort will assist the local aquarium in promoting maritime heritage and discovery. This is still a long way off but there is some good news in that day of identified a ship that could be used and it is the former canadian coast. Guard vessel the c. c. g. s. mont. Mandy now this ship was built in one thousand nine hundred sixty three and it was decommissioned and sold in nineteen ninety nine. Let's see where this one goes. Well here's something that. I just saw from patty. I think it was on the patty pro blog. Patty women's dive day. Two thousand and twenty one is coming and the tagline on the blog was celebrate the connection between mandy and the ocean. This year's patty women's dive day is july seventeenth 2021. This event started six years ago in two thousand and fifteen and it was started as a way to encourage more female participation in sport scuba diving to date there have been over four thousand patty women's dive day events in over one hundred countries. I'm sure last year was a little tough to get events planned and executed safely this year. More places are opening and travel is picking up. Everyone can participate be on the lookout for patty women's dive day event in your local area or maybe even travel to a nice destination to participate and finally today. I thought i'd give everyone and update on traveling. To the bahamas. As of may first the bahamas ministry of health has released new guidelines for entry departure. I if you are fully vaccinated for covid nineteen that's two weeks from your final. Does you don't need a covid. Nineteen tests prior to entry. Nor do you need to fill out the daily health questionnaire or get a covert test. After your fifth day on the island. You'll still need to apply for the bahamas. Health visa prior to entry. And you still need to get a covert test before travelling back to the united states. Now we're heading to nassau a may twenty six th so these changes make things a whole lot simpler. Hopefully more countries will open up. Like the bahamas. Well that's it for wet notes on may six two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shack radio
Happy National Paranormal Day
"Today is national paranormal day. Yeah go figure. Ghost hunters ufo people fans of high strangest. They have a reason to celebrate because it's national paranormal day. I didn't know there was a national. I just didn't know. I guess maybe third has been set aside as the day we recognize anything and everything paranormal. It's been national paranormal from. I guess since two thousand thirteen so people make this stuff up. I remember back when i was in radio. Had when we did mornings shows used to have this book and in this book it was like special dates and and you know it was this. It would tell you what happened on this day. What day is today national ice cream day. National donut day national pizza day or whatever And so that's why you know every once in a while i do something nice for the crew like on pi day. I always go out. And i buy pie for the studio so we pie because that was something that i learned from this book that we had ever has been tradition since but now paranormal that. I had no idea. It's like hug a ghost. I do what to do whatever. I mean th paranormal day. And i'm just thinking that who who comes up with this in wide hoodoo i. Who do i owe this day
"lawrence" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"The unexpurgated edition that came out. I think in two thousand four but that only sort of refueled further debates about a number of incidents in the book but particularly i think this sexual assault incident and i think this consensus at this point is that it didn't go down in the way that we understand it and in the way that it's adapted for the foam like this is worth mentioning because i mean it's partially an interesting thing. Historians have been saying about lawrence and his sadomasochism and his kind of fantastical narrative. Sense the sort of story that he wanted to relate to the public and the role that it might have played in potential exaggerations here but also that this might have been politically motivated. His description of this assault as a way of smearing turkish enemies. Seems like there are a couple of possible explanations but historians are not sure about this one and i mentioned this a front because in its adaptation into this movie. We're getting into some of that slippery political territory where as represented here. I'm about to make the case that. I think it's pretty unambiguous that he is sexually assaulted in this spell and i think as as we see the case made here you can see the ways that people might feel that it ties into these bad stereotypes of the arab savage right there. You can get there through sort of depictions of war violence but there's also just this kind of unthinkable and the way that essentially so broadly of course but also sexual assault against is still in some ways not kind of reckoned with and it is unrepresentative oil and certainly unrepresentative in this era in the era of this movie. So you can see the ways that by even going there. As lately as i feel that it does that it can feel like it's part of the racial.
"lawrence" Discussed on First Take
"Been let go on that note. We bring a super bowl champs. Right and clark and ryan. I've been wanting to ask you this. What would you have done defensive player. That play was cold ryan. That's never happened before. And there's a reason for. It never happened in that situation. But great has done similar things. And i think when you know when you're coach makes a call you play kind of like marcus. Maye said lamar jackson. You gotta realize you're not as fast as the other lamar jackson so you might want to back up a little bit and making the ball in front of you or at least give yourself a chance to to run with rugs but this is is. Greg is marcus. Maye set it like great was going to go down with his identity. He was going to go down with his personality. And when you look at the play right before they were actually zone and nelson iran's ruined and got behind the safety in the corner. So i guess greg was like you know what i'm gonna go out being meet and shoot now. We know he really went out. Well i think the first order of business is skews me. You know i can get to greg williams in the second. I me as roll my eyes. That damn shirt. You aware ryan clark loaded mean i had to check my eyes and make sure i was. Okay i mean damn i mean it just that shirt. Making more news than greg williams. I mean i'm just saying but anyway. Anyway here's the deal. I'm just going to regurgitate. What original comments were. And that is this man i. I don't see this man. He sixty two years of age. You know a lot of people sometimes your retirement age of sixty five obviously certain certain situations. It's even longer shooter. Viewed as a premium. It's forever but the bottom line. Is this when you look at greg williams. I can't see him getting another job. Not as a coordinator not after this. I mean when you consider the things that have been said you got plays calling you out. You've got yourself associated with some things in the past you've got a an ego. I mean th the the bottom line is that you know. Usually we just ate iguana. We just brush it aside put. It appears as if the new god has a real real problem with greg williams types of the world. You haven't heard anything positive about him lately. And that's probably because he's associated with adam gates in the jets. The only disappointment with greg williams being fired today is the fact that atom gays didn't go with them as you know ryan. I'm nevada coach. I was never. I was never on him. And yes that's a pun intended. Because when i use the word hi i certainly don't mean i opening press conference with the new york jets. Yali looked i okay. And he's coached like he's been hi sam. Donald hasn't developed offense hasn't developed the defense hasn't developed the team hasn't developed. They probably the worst franchise in all of football. And if they don't get rid of adam gays. I'm not sure to trevor lawrence's of the world are gonna come out of college to play the jets. Have the number one overall pick who will wanna play for him in the new york jets. They better change things up quickly but not stop greg williams. Well i'm glad actually ryan you're on the segment because i want to throw this past. You're at you first of all bountygate to me. I don't get it. i never got. Who cares if if the point is to injure so long as you do it within the rules. You're playing tackle. Football part of the game is attributed so go. Go knock that guy out of the game. I know it was an lt fan. When i was a kit and lt would put his shoulder pads into the small dudes back in the duguid like collapse in a wave for snap like like a wave. I'd be like oh get them. Lt right that's part of the game. If you knocked the other quarterback mostly not breaking the rules. That's tackle football but this is different. First of all your own defender goes at you. Your head coach doesn't back you up. The opposing quarterback. Thanks you for the play. Call right and it's like even if you say well. He just did his thing until the very end. Why are you putting the thing you do ahead of putting the teams the best position to win like what you see what i mean. It's it's when when rex talking this morning about ego. I see that. I see why that would rub people the wrong way. If you're going to be that way what you do better work. You can't be third and ten game on the line. They can complete a pass. Gain is still over and you win you. Give up a completion. You just can't give up a touchdown it along. With the falcons play with psychic. The to dumbest plays a year. Got coaches really fired. When you think about it you don't necessarily know if it's the player of the year and i'm in no way defending it. I'm not saying that this should have been the call especially because well hell. It didn't work. But when you look at what greg has been you can go back. I think two years ago when he was in cleveland they finished the game very similar to this against the denver broncos invest joseph at the time like this is just who he is and it is ego and it is part of that egos making you feel like your weight is right. And that's great. Williams was doing especially when you look early on in the game. They were trying to play coverage. Marcus maye a great saving play out of phase on no snag your winnings deep the play before you get beaten zone and so it's like okay. Let's go get them. Let's get it out of here. And at the linebacker dog russia's like he's supposed to do in cover zero blitz heads. Derek carr in the face. I'm not saying it's a great call. I'm not defending it. What i'm saying is i'm not surprised. Greek did it not surprised that they finally fired somebody in new york. I think the hypocrisy is crazy but hey somebody had to go. The coach called him out. Adam gauged in beckham. the player says something about it. So he got let go. But i don't necessarily think that awful of call when compared to the rest of the stuff is going on in new york speaking of new york. Oh we talk about something positive. My new york football giants. Max kellerman there in first place doing their thing. How about that defense. It was called mccoy at the helm they pull off the upset in seattle. Nobody expected this now leading. Nfc east at five and seven. Max do think the giants are going to run away with the worst division in football. They're not going to run away with it. Unless you seven games next to six seven wins six running away although in this division the whole game. It's like oh my god who could ever overcome a game of no. I don't let me look at their schedule. Because the giants have gotten better and some of these teams gotten worse. You don't think of it as unwinnable. Their competitive games but arizona and baltimore and cleveland was a tough game. Just the giants go to into over the next four. That gets them to seven wins and probably wins. The division washington schedules a little easier. Not much but i think washington and the giants trending in the right direction and the other. Two teams are trending in the wrong direction and really next year to me. Is the maker break. As far as gentleman's kind of overall vision for this team. And i made a lot of fun of gentleman on the air. He took a running back. Second overall. love me. some saquon barkley. You're not supposed to do that. He reached for a quarterback number six heading into year three which would be next year. That guy has to be above average quarterback right if he is detrimental. Look good in the giants in a great position. If daniel jones is just average or below average then the whole three years is a bust so so. That's where i am with the giants this year. They're probably going to win the worst division and football. It doesn't concern me. I'm looking to next year. I think when you're as bad as the giants have been and you see them. Go out and hire coach. Who was not even a coordinator and every single game. They've gotten better and every single gain they play harder and harder and they don't have saquon barkley. They didn't have odell beckham more. There is no eli manning in now you got daniel jones and somehow some way devoid of experience devoid of sensational athletic. Play the void of any kind of tradition. The really really lean on from the immediate past and go out there and a coach this team the way that he has I can't say enough about the job that i think joe judge has done. I don't think the record is indicative of how good he's been as head coach of the new york giants. I'm a team. That is struggling way today. Have been struggling.
"lawrence" Discussed on Toure Show
"So old. When i worked in the united states senate mitch. Mcconnell was one of the reasonable republicans of the united states. Senate i mean a really good guy. When i i was dealing with these people and i'd be on the floor of the united states what i was always interested in. And encountering these people as a human being. And i'm telling you there isn't a human being in over eighty percent of them. And when i was there around ninety percent of them those no human the eighty ninety percent of the senators and no. They're not human they are zambia's for most of it would be a trick question to say to them. What would you not do to get reelected. Would do anything to get exactly right. So mitch mcconnell who. I had very little dealings with look to me to be the normal. Bob dole style republican of that era. It's very unlikely that. Mitch mcconnell is a human being has changed my sense of it is there was never really anything there. He was going to do whatever it took to hold onto this office. And that's it. Lawrence o'donnell is one of the best political broadcasters in the tv for many reasons but a big part of it is this. He's one of the few political broadcasters who actually worked inside the system most of the host on the cable networks have never actually been an elected official or worked for an elected official in. Dc lawrence was a key aide to new york senator daniel patrick moynihan for six years. Which took him inside the processing inside the rooms and allows him to understand the reality of it all better than most people do. He's a great guy who had me on his msnbc show many times. I love his show. So i couldn't wait to turn the tables on him because he's brilliant and cool. It's the one and only lawrence o. Donnell on toray show. let's look at. What is it january. Twentieth twenty twenty one. Let's say trump has lost a very close election and he refuses to leave. What do we do his secret service detail which which is his retirement detail right with goes to work at twelve noon that day. is in charge of solving that problem for you. It really matt. Oh yeah it won't matter what he says. He is a trespasser at that point in time. And let's go through the whole scenario is there. Is there not a legal mechanism. He could use to say no no no. I'm not leaving. no absolutely not. There's nothing and so so. So what's this. I hear people say this bill. Maher is one of the original authors of this idea. This is possible but this really is. This is so impossible that what it is is a comment on how unbalanced we've become from the you know im- balancing forces of trumpism trumpism is is an act of insanity every day all day and so we are left with trying to anticipate insanity and you cannot anticipate insanity and so you know we pick things off the menu like what well what if he won't leave and the insanity is so complete that you know that that means people have taken their eye off. How those transitions happen. We think of them as the so-called peaceful transition of power for which america is so deeply proud as if it's the only place in the world where that happens right and it's not there's nothing peaceful about it it. It's enforced by law Inauguration day is enforced by law. It happens because of the law not because of people like just decided to do with that day and they all feel very agreeable about it and so you know the chief justice. The supreme court will swear in president warren or president harris or president biden or whoever it is in the scenario. Everyone's imagining remember. I assume they're saying donald trump doesn't show up for the inauguration because the outgoing president has a traditional role in the inauguration. They don't have to show up not all of them have okay so the the so. We're assuming the president stays at the white house right and we don't have that cable news moment where the incoming president walks up the steps of the white house at eleven. Am to be greeted by the still current president for another hour. And they have that little t session before they then go down to the capital. What are we assuming that that donald trump is in the white house that the gates are locked that no one's allowed in donald trump doesn't have a key to anything. The secret service does. That's who has the gate out there. The secret service is in a hierarchy. A underneath a commander in chief and that commander-in-chief changes names at twelve fifteen pm thereabouts. You know when the hand is raised and as of that moment They are responding to that person. And then nothing's ever gonna change that I don't think trump. I can't imagine trump going to the inauguration. I can't imagine a party. Someone else i mean. My my theory of the case is know he will lose the election. And that's just based on everything polls are telling us He will lose the election. I don't think it will be close. I think we'll be caught called. It's not going to be one of those things like last time and And the next day he will go to mar largo and not come back. He's not going to spend christmas in the white house in this kind of like lugubrious. Oh here's your final days in the white house and let's have our final christmas party for fox news in the white house. He's not going to do that. he's he's going to you know get out of there And he'll be gone for all of december and there. I mean there isn't a president now but they're manifestly will not be a president then sure and he. I'd be shocked. If he showed up for for inauguration. Why would he do that. So who's going to win. I don't know who wins the democratic nomination but whoever that is as the next person who should win if if lawrence was king nodding or magic wand who would be best for america. I don't feel as strongly about that as i have in the past. I felt very strongly about barack obama as soon as c..
"lawrence" Discussed on Casefile True Crime
"In march. Two thousand sixteen. A football tournament was held in honor of lawrence. Agate knee his hometown more than one hundred players took pod at charity auction was also held in conjunction with the event to raise funds for a local go battling cancer. Lawrence's broad that. Dennis gavin interview to the scotsman newspaper about the event quite the response has been phenomenal. Thanks to social media. We have heard from people. My brother played with more than twenty years ago. We've been overwhelmed by messages of support paypal. Legis delighted to say lawrence being remembered. In this way off the lawrence's his father larry.
"lawrence" Discussed on Casefile True Crime
"The early hours of saturday march sixteen nineteen ninety-six. John haggadah work to the acrid odor of something. Burning was around one twenty. Im m. and the seventeen year old had only been asleep for a couple of hours. John was at home with these two younger brothers. Fifteen year old lawrence and twelve year old. Tennis the boy's mother. Janet had gone out the previous evening to celebrate. A relative's birthday outing was arrested trait Janet a single mother. Who spent most of her time caring for her sons as the oldest of his siblings. John was in charge until her. Return as jonah work. He saw heavy curtains of smoke wafting through his bedroom. He scrambled out of bed and rushed out that door. The smoke was rausing up the staircase from the ground floor below. It was accompanied by a noise that sounded like heavy breathing or snoring. John had danced. As and follow dismay. to what's origin. Point the living room. He entered the darkened room and so he's fifteen year older brother lawrence lying on the floor in. He's done to where he's head was bruised and bleeding as was showed shadow. Lawrence didn't stu- the john could hear. His brothers labored breaths. A fire. Crackled at lawrence's fate and was spreading.
"lawrence" Discussed on The Storyteller
"And I told that man I was with. He told me he says he told that man. I'm not the person you want. The person that really can do something for you is another medicine men. Sarah referred him to another medicine. Ma'am because I know that that spirit that I saw was too big for man to too much for me and it's a free. You know scared so I told him he didn't pay me now. I ponder on that thing. He says I wonder what it was like. It is now you come and tell me the same story. He tells me woke up their sense. You're related to me Navajo away. I'll go see what's wrong with you. But all he did was said that there was something buried behind my house and the cloth and in a small pouch and we went back there and he dug a hole and he found a little cloth and it was tight together. And or some Clause Leica animal claws and was buried on my window sill. That's why he got out and showed it to me. He says this is the one that the people that were. Witchcraft came to your house and buried there. And they want you to leave your wife and your family and eventually kill. Yoursel it then end the problem. My anxiety seems to increase. I didn't want to be at home angry. I found a sense of people not loving me and I did not want to be around my family. I did not want to do my job. Well seems to me that all I want it to do us. Drink alcohol and and just Be Myself and go somewhere just to speak to myself and after that I I was at work in the sky he named Santa Latch meant less. Bless HIS HEART HE. He sent something that was wrong with me. We we became real good friends and he told me he says you know Lawrence you know I. I know you're not. You're running away from something and his height sense that you are married. Be running around with these ladies. I have the ability to tell him. Quit talking to me because he was a good friend of mine. He had me over your Bible. Jesus can help what about you. Are you running from something? Make no mistake. One day your choices will catch up with you. God tells us in his word that it is appointed for men to die once and after this judgement but he also tells us something amazing that he will forgive all who put their trust in Jesus because Jesus paid for our sins penalty by his death on the Cross in Jesus. We have redemption through his blood. The forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace my friend. Why would you ever want to run from? God's forgiveness like Lawrence Friend said Jesus can help you and he will if you'll turn to him in faith wants to know more. Please write to us at the storyteller. Po box one thousand one BEMIDJI MINNESOTA five six six one nine. That's the storyteller. Po Box one thousand and one BEMIDJI Minnesota five six six one night. Our phone number is eight. Seven seven seven six six four six four eight. That's eight seven seven seven six six four six four eight. Our web address is without reservation DOT COM. Thanks for listening and Remember. The greatest story took place at the. Cross for the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through. Jesus Christ our Lord. My friends there are more amazing stories to tell so. Be Sure to join US AGAIN. Next time as we listen to the storyteller..
"lawrence" Discussed on Unspooled
"Getting more out of every tripton thought was so interesting is movie is so massive and obviously they couldn't shoot at night because i can only imagine what it would have been too light by moonlight. You know already impossible but did you notice that you know this. Movie has an effect on it that i think a lot of films of this day dana have which is like they should day for night in the filter over the lens so it gives night a very kind of eerie look. It's a gay <hes>. It almost looks like sunset all the time or something like that. It's cause. They have a lens over the camera. I mean i like the idea that it looks alien in a way because what i thought when i was watching lawrence take this time was how much the alien look. Lawrence of arabia is then transplant into star wars right. <hes> doesn't this movie just seem like star wars well. Of course i mean look. It's it's it's these are the people who were affected by the film. I mean that's spielberg lucas scorsese. They're all watching this as kids going. I wanna make that yeah. We've seen that i was most thinking of is i really really early on when lucas at tattooing and he's running around with goggles and he's spying. He's looking at what he calls. The sand people there are.
"lawrence" Discussed on Unspooled
"This this is lawrence at the most godlike he is and you basically are making this allusion almost like walking on water walking on the train car. You're seeing him in these flowing robes he he looks absolutely god-like and and what is he doing like. He is losing the thread right like he's. He's bought into his own power. I think the you know this power and corrupt. I think that that's part of this journey to whether you're large government a small tribe. <hes> you know or just a man you see how this i mean. This moment leads into the rape scene because of his bravado he he doesn't even take any precautions. He's losing his army. He doesn't care he's he. You know he when you get shot. He's like of course i didn't die. It doesn't hurt standing there. I was thinking actually standing standing there like jewels. Everybody shoots at him and fiction. He standing there like go on and there's a d._n._a. In that really liked yeah i really i mean it's fascinating but yeah like the score is telling us. He's not a hero and it's it's building up to that moment after the big massacre when we have this reversal like at the beginning lawrence's telling selling sharieff your the monster. You're the uncivilised one in now at sharieff saying you have gone too far. You are the monster in then you have the photographer who has made him into this god in this moment and there's even this kind of sense that like maybe he's the figurehead because because people like anthony quinn don't want to be photographed so he is the photographed one and then you have the photographer almost just yelling at him and away since he regrets what he's done to make this man of god jesus. Where does it surprise you mr bentley surely you know the arabs are s- people dobson crew who but who but they oh you'll rotten. Let me take your rotten bloody picture for the rotten bloody newspapers. I love that it should be. They're saying like this is your stereotype of me but it was the englishman who did and here is the reporter who built this man. Who's now condemning this man and that's again. It's all about these characters very small observed served performances of of how we can build somebody up and then knock them down and feel in the right on both sides i mean he leaves us movie not a hero. I mean again going back to that scorsese clip. He leaves you long. I think for simplicity of what we see in the first act which is being lost in the desert place that he feels as clean and exciting and what he kind of did was got himself back into the corporate or the the idea of what the i mean that's what the end of the movie he is. It's like they take over this town and they start to form government but they you know they can't figure out the government. It's like we're getting into bureaucracy like like it. It all just devolves. Yeah i mean it's fascinating when they make it to damascus and you have the scene of the arab council which i think is like the they this movie does make the arab council look completely insane because they're trying to just condense into really fast by the way gotta people screaming. Arab council lasted way after the war. I mean if until nineteen i'm twenty right yeah i think like i think a lot of the people of the arab nations were so offended by this moment of the arab council that that's part of why this movie was banned in most arab nations besides egypt yeah. It looks like our physician and it's really of elevated him there there right. At least i mean but it looks almost duck soup like it is it is a it is is comical. It is a legit comical. Yeah we've gone from this kind of expanse of the desert. When you see these tribes in the desert they make visual sense. You know there's this clearness. There's a space and then they're they are. They fit in that landscape and the way they're shot here. It's all these clashing costumes of all these people from all these different tribes doors where we're not nice to see them as the cantina and it's crowded and it's chaotic and it just looks like it doesn't fit and there's this dark irony that i love in here where these are people who have not needed electricity city and they have not needed running water in now they're falling apart because this town does and they're asked to do something that they have never needed before and of course they can't go from like zero zero two seven hundred on being like oh yes. This is how wiring work because they have in. They have learned to live without it. They've never had it and so yeah i can imagine watching the scene and and being from arab nation and then you watch this this chaos exists.
"lawrence" Discussed on Unspooled
"Had the honor to shake his hand in damascus. Nope i never knew he had some minor function on my stuff in cut what's interesting about this is. We're watching a newspaper reporter. Talk to people at a funeral and one of the people who actually interviews is a newspaper reporter who plays a pivotal part art in the film and i think one of the comments that they're making is how you know we create our own history like that. Newspaper reporter was very very influential in creating the idea of lawrence and then you have other people who don't even know this person creating another version of him so you know what is true and that's something i think we struggle with all the time like what is our history and it's not even like history is told through the side the winners it's history is told through. I think our perceptions in our once we want him to be this person so there's a part of me. That thinks that this movie is this lawrence or is this how we want to remember him because he's definitely shot and presented in a way you know he sometimes has dirt on his face but he's always shaving. He always looks amazing and i think that it is a conscious choice. We are putting him on a pedestal i mean and when he is beaten he still looks good and i don't know if that's an effective what how the film is kind of talking about how we talk about history or if it is just i <hes> more about the time and how you've made movies in your action stars or your movie stars have to always look amazing yeah. No i think it really is about how we frame. The people that we call heroes you know i think this is actually a problem. We have really ongoing today in movies all the time where we want to think that the people that we elevate into the people worth telling stories about our heroes. They're good guys like this. Person did something important so therefore what they did. Maybe as good rover telling their story. We want everything that they did to vindicate. What we think is good like there's some sort of moral lesson into it and i think this whole film is about that idea like a person can do something big and that person it does not have to be a hero and that person might not call themselves a hero or them prison might call themselves a hero and then be crazy for it and then realized they're not a hero or that person might have been made here by the people around want him like the newspaper reporter we see who was actually based on a real dude he was based on this dude named lowell thomas and what lowell does he took all this footage of the realty alliance and in one thousand nine hundred he started screening at around in theaters he called it the last crusade oh the third one yeah it was a special event and it was hugely popular and lawrence himself it was really uncomfortable with it because he already felt broken by his experience in east and he's and he quote was made into a matinee idol and you'd walk around and he will get mobbed and people would ask him to marry him any hated who became in this fame made him really uncomfortable and that's the man that we see this fiction version of the man who made him famous kind of to who is on emotional psychic detriment will the movie does a great job of showing him incredibly heroic and then incredibly conflicted you know he is someone someone who at certain points in the film is is one of the most effective people by violence you know and yet he uses violence wants to achieve his ends. It's a fascinating character and i was thinking about how you know. Peter o'toole approach this character because he has to kind of play later on so many different levels and i found this clip from nine hundred sixty two. It's a little bit long but i think it's worthwhile because it's talking about how he saw. Lawrence dig listen said this lockable which has never understood before which was a lot of him of middleweight boxer in.
"lawrence" Discussed on Unspooled
"In the year is nineteen sixty. Two a gallon of gas costs two thousand eight cents. John glenn becomes the first american to orbit the earth. The cuban missile missile crisis begins maryland sings happy birthday to mr president walmart kmart and target all opened their first stores theatergoers with watching to kill a mockingbird the music basic man and two days film lawrence of arabia at clocks in at number seven on the top one hundred list in two thousand seven down two points from its number five spot in the previous lists amy lawrence of arabia. Who's in it. What's it about list every character. Please good god well. It's a bunch of men <hes>. Let's see lawrence of arabia. It is directed by david lean name associated with gigantic gigantic epics of this period. It is written by robert bolt with an assist from michael wilson to the first couple of drafts this movie you just i want to start even just by naming some of the technicals because it's a big ass technical list. This is the movie that really showcase the work of an v. coach. Who's a young editor coming up in the world. She's incredible. Malaysia score is of course famous and now. Let's get on to the people who are actually in the movie so lawrence of arabia. It is a fictionalized version of the story of t e lawrence. A real man went to cairo during world war one was a bit of a buff of the of of the region and then convince them to let him start a revolution of sorts trying to gather up as many local bedouin fighters as he could to fight the turks the turks of course this is a complicated world war history but the turks of course we're allied against british interests. They were more lined with germany. We could get into all of that. We want but this'll be as long as anything. Anything of the british had an interest in helping peter o'toole as t e lawrence hope the arabs fight the turks everybody else in this movie you've got alec guinness prince incisa person and then he also has a real person outta i y you have omar sharif breakout egyptian star here playing a fictionalized person named sharif ali then you've got a bunch brits you've got jack. Hawkins is at general allenby. You've got anthony crane is colonel brighton. You've got claude rains who are going to see again in future. You basically got everybody in a bunch of camels. Yeah amy this movie is massive. It's so massive. It's not even in panavision. It's in super panavision suppo big. I actually felt bad watching it at home it. It reminded me in a way of two thousand and one is a theatre film that i think must must be an amazing experience to watch in a crowded room with a bunch of people and you have that opportunity right now because fathom events which we are not affiliated with is actually <hes> playing saying lawrence of arabia the first couple of days of september so hopefully you get out and see. I think that's the way to see this movie. It is that's the way i i saw the movie. They had <hes> big care if you a few years ago and it was awesome it was totally sold out in egypt huge if anybody's been at the egyptian theatre here in l._a. Classic movie pilots we were in the back row of off the balcony because that was that was the best seat we can get and it was awesome to see just huge and as kind of a social experience where during intermission we wandered got some popcorn got got. Some coffee stretched ran into a bunch of people. We knew it was awesome. I love and intermission. I know we've talked about this but i love a movie that is so grand and we've talked about a handful of them. Ben hur gone with the wind two thousand and one and they all kind of share this d._n._a. A where you are really thrown into a world where the rules of normal film don't really apply right like the pacing incredibly different <hes> you can really exist in two scenes and i would argue out of all the films i just mentioned this film probably has the least amount of plot i mean in two thousand and one doesn't have a tremendous amount of pot either but it's interesting like what's happening. Here is very simple. If you were to break down the story you could you could do it pretty easily with all the specifics can get lost in the minutia but it's a it's a pretty one two three four kind of a film but you are just kind of literally toronto world. I imagine when you're in a theater you feel like i am there and and what must have felt like to be in theater at that point when you're not even getting exposed close to those kinds of landscapes i mean i love that you paired this with ben hur movie that came before it and two thousand and one movie that came after because this really is the movie that let's both assists right. I mean i we're so used to now is using lawrence of arabia is like this shorthand for gigantic epic that oh my god. I don't know if i have time for or snow lawrence arabia to like put it down. It's it's used as an adjective on its own and i think it's hard to really appreciate about what this movie was. In nineteen sixty two is it was modern you know i think we think of as a little bit old fashioned now because it is a period piece even for its day but it was a period piece from a time not that long ago relatively speaking <hes> because we we had drank epics like ben hur but the giant ethics of the day we're like biblical stuff ancient things real history sword and sandals and this was people who made this movie were i alive and could be mad at it. You know the relatives of king faisal were still controlling parts of syria and iraq. I mean this movie really is this pivotal transition wendish moment where it opens the door for the ethics of the future like two thousand one yeah and you can see that going all the way through to a film dunkirk. You know you really can kind of exist in these smaller stories and much more epic landscape. Obviously we're just focusing on this man's journey through the the war. I'd also argue that in nineteen sixty two. You're probably more familiar with some of the details of world war one and that's a that's a kind end of a blind spot for me. I like history but it's it's one of the wars that they don't really know that much about so i wonder also if it puts me a a little bit <hes> far away from the material because it's kind of acclimating myself to what's going on because they don't really lead you into it that much i mean they're keeping you a little bit <hes> their hand holding you to a certain extent but i think if you understood the kind of machinations of what's going on you might even find yourself more immersed in it yeah exactly exactly because i think you're right. We definitely have a world war two bias and film over one bias in film especially when it comes to the films of our generation that we've grown up with and when we do get a world war for one film it's usually films from europe even though the whole fighting in the desert. We don't really talk very much at all like it's not that many movies and so if people are watching this there really confuse. Maybe i should just give a thirty second history of what was going on up until this point absolutely so in lawrence of arabia the turks or the ottoman empire. They're the bad guys as as we're seeing that through this lens it was happening. Here is that at this moment in time like during older one the ottoman empire had been this gigantic empire that controlled parts all the way up into hungary for six hundred years they were massive gigantic empire and end nineteen nineteen in the lead up to nine hundred ninety lead up to this area. They're worried about losing their clout. They're worried about this. Burgeoning world war one that everybody kind of coming they asked if they could make alliances maybe be friendly with the british the french with the russians and they all said no so then what it happens isn't they attack russian ports in the black sea it when they do that when they make enemies with russia then they become sort of like the enemy of my enemy is my friend in the align themselves with germany and and so we were fighting germany and therefore then we had to fight the turks. The turks were enemies. That's sort of the dominant of all of this played out and what we're seeing here in lawrence of arabia is the dissolution of the ottoman empire that ruled part of the world for so long the sultan's the suliman family these beautiful palaces that when you go to turkey you can still we'll see and then the ottoman empire becoming these countries that we know today as like iraq syria palestine jordan countries that we think of as fractious because of actually actually the way the british that we see lawrence of arabia divided up this giant territory deliberately pairing tribes together that they knew didn't get along because they thought if they made a nation state of people who didn't get along than they would always be fighting with each other and the british could control them so all the problems we have today are actually because of this new movie honestly because of this movie but because it looked the story that this movie movie is telling about this country. It will say it's been. It was really interesting for me to watch this film because before i watched the first time i hadn't been to istanbul or seeing the military museum which is all very triumphant from the celtics. This'll tmz point of view. I hadn't been to jordan now been to jordan. I've been to cairo since i since i saw this movie before and after and it's fascinating to see it kind of come to life and to see different parts of the story eliminated now. This movie makes a lot more sense to me because it's it's confusing. It's definitely confusing yeah. If that that sense of overwhelming scope in the war and the factions can kind of be a daunting wanting way in so i know that i kind of took a back seat in just enjoyed it much more from a character perspective and really was watching in you know peter o'toole and omar sharif and seeing it more as like a buddy action movie to a certain degree i mean it is about these just to men. They are essentially an odd couple that are going through going through insurmountable odds and kind of you. You know creating their own army that plays by their own rules. It's a very very traditional story housed in a historical context texts which i think is really smart way to approach immaterial because i could see the other version of it which would be a lot more sleep inducing yeah and what you're describing is actually the evolution of this movie itself because the first couple drafts of the script you mentioned that there are two writers <hes> the first writer michael wilson he wrote the political version he wrote the let's le- out all of the politics make it really clear and david lee and was like you know what we really can't do this. It's too complicated. It's just so we can't we can't handle that. We have to make this character driven and that is win. Win robert bolt come in and made it more of this character driven film and his strategy was like i mean listen the politics in this area. If you really get into them even for us today he was especially looking back with all the history. It's irreconcilable. It's contradictory. It's complicated. There are no heroes. There aren't villains. It's it's so complex so his way in really was just by drilling into the character of t e lawrence a man who i think himself contained all of the complexity and was difficult to figure out into pin down many saw himself as not quite a hero at the end of his life but a villain that by kind of embracing all that mess that's what this movie is and that's the best way through it well. I think that when the film opens it does such a great job of establishing this character the opening scene peter o'toole little bit older on this motorcycles. It's such an amazing shot. They have this <hes> this giant camera on a motorcycle racing down the road. These shots are jarring and they can only only imagine the scope of them in a theater is much more modern feeling than you were expecting. We sat down to arabia well. That's the whole thing that that opening secrets. Do you know what this movie is about and you kind of thrust into this action scene where you you don't know what to make of it. He's got is and in and the and the camera feels it like you feel like you're endangering again talking about being in a theater that is probably you know equivalent to what like seeing in star tours or something because you are in that p._o._v. of you know a very shaky camera and you're not used to such a wide screen film being so recklessly klis lee handheld. You're brought into this death scene and you're like oh my god he's dead. What what is this film and and then you slowly start to see that no one really knows who this character is and we only know a little bit about which is he's reckless and but we also you know he's a hero and we also know that people have made judgments about him but don't even know him so you start in the very first you know five minutes of the movie painting. There's a beautiful picture of a very complicated man. You were talking a little bit about his funeral scene. I wanna play a bit of that. You know you have this reporter going around trying to interview people trying to get what a story of it. I was listening to this like oh my god they took citizen kane structure including a few words about kernels more.
"lawrence" Discussed on Unspooled
"Dear is nineteen sixty two. There's a man a plan and a camel. The movie lawrence of arabia hello everybody welcome to on spoiled nicholson paul sheridan and this is the podcast for each week we watch one from from the top one hundred films of all time list the two thousand seven addition to see if they really are as good as people say do they hold up and and how have they influenced the films that we watch now <hes> last week. We spoke about network with our great guests. Tatyana mas lonnie this week we we are talking about lawrence of arabia but before we get into that amy. Let's see what people thought about network. This is one of the movies that i think a lot of people saying it for the first time. We're like oh i get it. I have seen this movie referenced a gazillion times in oh my god this move feel so relevant. Today i love hearing that feedback from people just being like boom. This movie hit me like an electric thunderbolt. I can't believe that is awesome. Thanks so relevant you know. I wish i actually wrote down who said this but i thought it was interesting point so forgive me for not name checking but the idea that we are constantly in this battle of talking down to the next generation right and the idea idea that the way that we talk about millennials is very similar to the way that the old school talked about faye dunaway. You know they were raised on t._v. They don't have any morals and we're constantly looking behind us and criticizing the people there instead of elevating them up and i just thought that was a really interesting point and if you look at all the critiques level that faye dunaway you can see a great similarity between all the critiques against millennials right now. Yeah i think think morgan halen twitter is one of the people who made that point and what i think is the extra delicious irony is that it's the people of the faye dunaway era who are saying that about the millennials. They're the people who like they got it when they were kids now. They're just dishing it back. Man <hes> also <hes> we were taking the task for kind of sympathizing with the faye dunaway character. Some people thought she was a straight straight up monster and deserved no sympathy and i wholeheartedly disagree with that opinion. I i don't know she is <hes> the and nicest person but i don't think she is a monster. We really did get into that but i i disagree with that idea that she is a villain to end all villains as many people send me pictures as of seventies closed showing the women wore too much beige. I'm jealous of the cut of all those pants because you know you've seen a good high waisted pant man. You can't get me in that beige to say my life. No amy <hes> we got to actually really interesting <hes> right up this week we were written up in mr mister skin which is the website that kind of helps <hes> their readers <hes> find spots and film where people are primarily naked and someone was watching english along with us on the fi- list end and not only <hes> kind of continue the conversation with us but actually skewered the conversation to you went naked and there was one shocking mission there which was i don't think bruce willis is but was mentioned from pulp fiction and that's <hes> that is some genuine mister skin territory so yeah. I thought that writers seventy weber. I really appreciated that. One of the scenes that she pointed out was the strip seen in nashville where the singers forced to strip to get people to pay attention to her and and i thought she wrote about it not just from the perspective of yet titties out but like really getting into the emotion of the scene so well done mr skin. Yes thank you mr skin and also thanks to the washington post forgiving us a little bit of a shoutout and their article about the shawshank redemption <hes>. Did you see the pictures from the sideshow of the shawshank redemption. Here's what happened. I can actually talk about this from the l. a. week zachary pincus roth who i adore very much <hes> then he moved to washington and he became the center of the washington post he went to this giant shawshank redemption like then anniversary and that's articles about ba- my god the tattoos people has awesome sculptures out of chocolate i mean i was losing my mind signed following his instagram story about this and then when he wrote about it i was so happy and i was glad that he would say that. Our shawshank episode is still one of our most controversial. Yes i would think that <hes> we may be the public enemy number one of that fan fest i mean i don't think people <hes> great right up so well done zach you know amy. I want to talk about this briefly but the movie the joker premiered vanessa todd phelps movie you know him as the director of music. He's like old school. He also directed me in a film called sculpture scoundrels with john heater <hes> he <hes> and joaquin phoenix kind of collaborated to make the first ever r. rated warner brothers comic book movie <hes> franch potentially franchise picture you know as joaquin phoenix as a joker. The initial response response out of venice was really intense right it. It got an eight minute standing ovation and people it's amazing. It's mesmerizing. People really took out there the sources for this review and then there are a lot of people going. This is an insect story. This is a story that is taking the the wrong message and putting it out there and it was really interesting to kind of see the comparisons to taxi driver and the joker now texture. Everyone comes out and can is boot not received while at all. We talked about that a little bit but did you kinda phony that <hes> online a bit you know because i'm a critic i try not to read anything that anybody says about things you do sense of the vibe around it and i'm gonna toronto this week <hes> for the festival and i'm hoping i get a chance to see the joker but i'll be reviewing these for variety so god only knows have to but i mean i really am interested because it seems like what we're talking about isn't even exactly a film problem but an audience problem and like how do we interpret the movies like where's the weight on the audience to decipher attention because i absolutely believe that some people do see a different movie in taxi driver than i think is intended and also do think that the movie leaves it for open you know and i don't know how to feel about all of that well i i i feel very ill equipped to talk about the joker because i haven't seen it. I've only read people's reactions. Chew it and what i will say is people that were holding up taxi driver as this deft hand telling us very <hes> carefully crafted story. I argue. I think that the moral center the people were saying the tech ever had is not necessarily there. I do agree with you that it's in the eye of the beholder. You can look at it like yes. Travis bickel is a a hero at the end of that movie because of the way the public season we have seen his personal life and i think again movies are for interpretation but you can't compare the two and say that one is responsible for making one. It's era sponsor because they think they both while again. I haven't seen the joker but i don't i can clearly clearly say taxi. Driver is not like this is bad. He is you know he got no. He didn't lectures but maybe maybe that's. The film helmet need something. I want to talk about this movie. When it comes out i mean maybe we do like minnesota on the joke taxi driver because you really get into this once we can and really dig our fingernails into it. I love it all right. Let's get into today's movies a big one. I said to you last week if homework people are really nervous that i said that i did watch it on a small screen. People may have had a chance this week to go out and see on the big screen <hes> but one question that was asked common question. I'll reference paul elliott who asked why is a british classic on the list. Do you know why i mean this kind of gets into the clockwork orange territory a lot of maybe a murder. The money was the financing financing. I wonder if we don't claim things where the money with was there but we don't like the film like. I don't know how that goes i i wanted to. I wonder how many films are both on the af i and the by the british list well if we have an intrepid listener out there that wants to take on this task please do and then let us know when we will reveal the answer next week. <hes> another thing that we brought up <hes> was said call the unspoiled voicemail line at seven four seven six six six five eight two four and if you've not seen lawrence of arabia. Tell us what you think it is about and here's what we got eye radio's about the british invasion of america by the beatles so my knowledge of history is limited to billy joel's. We didn't start the fire nine hundred eighty s tomorrow janney low into sequel to the credit. Can't it's about going to arabia and teaching career lawrence of arabia as a child. I believed believed that it was the cousin of george of the jungle so i i assume it's four hours of lawrence of arabia. Finally meeting his cousin george george of the jungle saint classic <hes> fish out of water tale of a young indian boy who ends up in the middle of arabia arabia where he tiredly works on his jump shot and <hes> starts going by larry bird lawrence of arabia is a prequel to issue talk. You're right. You know what that person was right about the h._r. Thing i'm pretty sure this is a prequel ichitaro you would he think i think now i'm going to have weed inside inside the fire second my head all day <hes> all right amy. Let's get lawrence of arabia into our heads with our feature presentation.
"lawrence" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"You have ways of breakfast before. We're not supposed to talk about what each other eats breakfast Lawrence. Okay. Okay. We'll just say goodnight. Goodnight. See later years. Okay. Okay. Enough of that presidential candidate who leeann Castro is joining us tonight. We will get his reaction to what the president said about the president's family separation policy today who he and Castro is running on among other things his own immigration reform proposal, and we'll get Helene Castro's reaction to the latest developments with the mall report. We'll also ask him what we've asked every other presidential candidate. So far. What is the best idea that you've heard from one of the other presidential candidates now, I know in Castro is not everyone's presidential candidate. At this point. No one is everyone's presidential candidate. At this point. If you're wondering where your presidential candidate is they are all invited on they will all eventually be on this program. But if you haven't seen them here yet, it just means we haven't been able to schedule yet with the campaign, but they will all be here eventually and remember eventually you're going to have to have an opinion about two candidates on the democratic side presidential candidate and a vice presidential candidate. So you're going to want to give them all. A very close. Look, and listen, and we learned more today about deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein discussions about using the twenty fifth amendment to remove President Trump from office after the president fired FBI director James Comey. We'll have that for you later in this hour, but first within a week that was one of the more important things that attorney general William bar said today, if not the most important thing about the Muller report. As I say my first. Agenda item. Here is to get the public report out what can be gotten have publicly that's going to be within a week. So that means by Monday at the latest, we'll all be reading the William bar redacted version of the several hundred page report if the attorney general waits until Monday, which is the deadline that he gave himself today that means he would be delivering his redacted version of the mullahs report to congress when he knows the house and Senate will be on their scheduled Easter recess. They won't be in Washington. So to avoid being accused of delivering his version of the mall report in such a way that congress can't really respond to it. The attorney general would have to release the report tomorrow afternoon say after he finishes testifying to the Senate in a hearing that is supposed to be about the budget of the Justice department. But will surely like today's hearing turn out to be about the Mola report, if the general is waiting to get through tomorrow's testimony before releasing his version of the Malla report, then we might be reading you. Passages of the remote Mullah report tomorrow night at this very hour, or at the latest the attorney general could reasonably release his version of the mullahs report and give congress a reasonable opportunity to respond to it..
"lawrence" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Now, it's time for the last word with Lawrence O, Donald Rachel. And when I saw at fifteen minutes before nine. That this memory was coming. Yeah. But we didn't actually when did you actually get it in your hands? I got it in my hands while we were playing the sound bite in the block of Mike Pence telling Mike barnicle that Mike Flynn junior didn't work on the transition. That's when it was handed to that's it was headed to me. And so as soon as I heard this, I just thought this is so unfair. This is so unfair unfair to Rachel. But okay. So so how about this? How about this? What if what if tonight? When this memo arrived, I had simply slipped into your chair and taken the first half hour. Okay. And you are reading the memo offstage somewhere, then you come in at nine thirty you go from nine thirty to ten thirty. I'll be reading the memo van, and then I mean, we'll both end up with an hour of TV in this mix. Somehow. So we'll do this. We'll do it. We'll pass news in pass breaking news like a baton and the delayed relay designed to put the most informed person on TV at any given moment. And and that first half hour when I'm covering for you. That's not gonna exactly be news. That's going to be me talking about what I did today. And maybe some old memories of working in the Senate, or whatever I can come up with to just kind of cover for you over in a corner reading. Next next filing. We could try this. Whatever you say Flynn filings have been between eight thirty nine o'clock. Yes. No. They know Rachel they are testing you. And you are passing the test. Every night extraordinary. How you tonight Mary kind, my friend. Thanks, rachel. Well, we had a vivid display today of the reason. President Trump's criminal defense lawyers. Do not want him to testify under oath to Robert Muller's grand jury. John down who quit the presence legal defense team gets the last line. The very last line in Bob Woodward's book fear where it says in the political back and forth, the evasions the dials the tweeting the obscuring crying fake news the indignation. Trump had one overriding problem that Dowd new but could not bring himself to say to the president your effing liar. That's how the book ends effing liar. Earlier. Imbaba Woodward's book. John DOD does tell the president this. You do have trouble staying on the subject, and that can defeat you. Then you try to catch yourself, and you mistake something and then bam. It's like Mike Flynn, not remembering the conversation with Kislyak. There's the president's criminal defense lawyer telling him that if he testifies under oath in the Muller investigation. He will commit perjury and on that same page of the Woodward. Book Dowd simplified has advised to the president this way don't testify. It's either that or an orange jumpsuit when John Dowd, and the Trump criminal defense lawyers watched what Donald Trump did in the Oval Office today. None of them were surprised and all of them knew what they were. Watching was version of what would happen to Donald Trump if he had to testify under oath answering questions from Robert Muller in the Oval Office today. The role of Robert Muller was played by. I Chuck Schumer. One thing. I think we can agree on is. We shouldn't shut down the government over a dispute, and you wanna shut it talking about the last time joke, you shut it. No, no, no. And then you up waiting time quickly. And when he don't wanna do what you did twenty times John of called for I will shut down the government. If I don't get my will. None of us have no something you've said, you want to put that in my said, I'll take okay good. You know, what I'll say? Yes. If we don't get what we want one way or the other whether it's through you through a military through anything you want to call. I will shut down that guy. Okay up there. And I answered and I am proud to shut down the government for border security..
"lawrence" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"He probably can put somebody in under the vacant sees act who could be a boot on on Bob Moore's nasty or even Rosenstein. So Lawrence, here's why what is protecting the rule of law is all of the people watching tonight and how much work they do on behalf of Democrats and their states to flip those districts. Because if the Democrats take the house, even if there is an interim attorney general, who does the president's bidding, that person's life can be made a bloody hell through the subpoena power of the house of representatives. He won't be able to move a fraction of an inch to do anything to impede the Muller investigation without the House Judiciary committee subpoenaed to testify every day if necessary. So this is all about elections. Having consequences at all of this will. Play out, just fine for the constitution. If the Democrats take the house, if they don't, and it is not a sure thing by any means if they don't were living in a world of hurt and Harry live, and I want to go back to your point about the special prosecutor, referring the Michael Cohen case out of the special prosecutor's office to the US attorney in the southern district of New York. And when that happened, the head of that office, the US attorney himself recused himself because he was appointed by President Trump, and so it is now being run by the professionals in that office who are beyond the reach of President Trump, and I just want you to go back and double underline something that we raised at the time when we saw that happen, we thought this could be a move Muller is making for among other reasons to make sure the audit the investigation survives anything that might happen to him. If Donald Trump gets rid of Jeff Sessions. Rod Rosenstein gets rid of Muller something will survive in another jurisdiction. And this week when we saw what happened when we saw what Michael Cohen confessed to when we saw Michael cones heard Michael cones description of the crimes he committed with the president of the United States. Now we can understand, I think more than ever before in this week in Trump's worst week, the enormity and importance of that decision to move that case, the case that might bring down the president out to a courtroom in New York. So true. And in fact, the three biggest kinds of crimes that Muller's investigating and has uncovered, which would be this the the collusion with the getting of dirt on Hillary and the the hacking and also now the campaign finance Cohen. Now, figures centrally in all of them. This is what I mean by the dam breaking there was just a sense this week to me Lawrence that not it wasn't simply Muller pursuing this lonely path is the one person telling the truth in town. It just feels like they're been their brushfires that are breaking out everywhere and putting pressure on on Trump for many corners including civilly, right. If Trump organization is in big trouble that puts a world of hurt on him..
"lawrence" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Well, they're seeing kind of an unattractive character. On the one hand, Lawrence, I an admitted criminal, a guy who got up there and talked about essentially a crime spree that he and Pullman for or involved in by his story, but then also admitted, as you said to all these other crimes that some of which the prosecution said they didn't even know about until Mr. gates brought it to their attention as part of his plea agreement where they sort of say, look, you need to confess all your bad acts because it's going to come out at trial anyway. So Barbara mcquade our legal contributor notice that she thought the jury's body language, they were sort of leaning back in their seats after having been leaning forward and attentively taking notes as if to express some scepticism about gates. Now that doesn't mean they won't eventually believe. What he's saying? Because he, I thought he was ineffective and compelling witness, even as he was admitting to all these crimes. He because he is a man with nothing left to lose. I mean, his whole goal right now is to minimize his prison term and to cooperate with prosecutors. And he made it very clear that the prosecution made it very clear that if he lies on the stand, his agreement, his veal is Nolan void. But his guilty plea would stand and he'd be looking at it very long prison sentence. So. He's only sort of started partway down the road of admitting to all these various charges in the specifics that he acknowledged up front that he's guilty of. Remember he was indicted alongside Mr. Manafort with of the same Bank and tax for charges and right up front. He said, yes, I was guilty of those charges now. I've only plead guilty to this one charge of lying to the FBI, but I was guilty of all this other stuff. And here's what else I was guilty of. And it was a pretty compelling Tableau today. Lawrence made me Roka's a prosecutor you've dealt with this many times you put on the stand, your star witness for the prosecution is a person who committed crimes with the defendant. So you have the admitted criminal on the witness stand in exchange for a reduced sentence saying that guy over there that defendant is a criminal. Absolutely. And you know, I've put on the stand witnesses who have committed just horrible crimes, murderers drug trafficking, liars fraudsters. And as can noted the jury, does they get it? They don't like those cooperators and they probably don't like Rick gates and they may be leaning back in their seat. But as said, that doesn't mean they won't believe him. And that's the key prosecutors. Tell jurors all the time. You don't have to like him. You have to believe him if you don't have to, but you should. And here's why. And then they give the jury reasons to believe the cooperator of government. The government prosecution is never going to ask a jury to solely rely on a cooperating witness, like Rick gates. They're going to back their case up with crop ration- with evidence with other witnesses, and they're going to ask you, does this make sense? Does it fit in with the other evidence? They're also going to point to the cooperation agreement, and it's very important because. A cooperation agreement is designed the government cooperation agreement that all US attorney's offices us and the one that was used here to incentivize truth telly. Basically, the way a cooperator can really mess himself up is to plead guilty under cooperation agreement and then lie on the stand or two prosecutors. Then they're going to end up probably getting a higher sentence than they would have gotten it. They just walked in the door and pled guilty to some crimes the cooperation agreement incentivizes them to tell the truth. That's how they got a reduction in the sentence..
"lawrence" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Yeah thanks lawrence for having the biggest red flag really is that the account activity does not match the profile that the institution established on boarding so when when i republic onboard and michael cohen when they when they won boarded central consulting they established an idea of what his activity what the company's activity would look like through that account the activity that actually went through the account did not look like the profile that they establish should one boarding that's a that's a major red flag and that in and of itself can be caused for financial institution to file suspicious activity report david i'm so struck by the amount of work it would take for a bank to monitor this kind of activity this is a major new york bank with the vast number of accounts massive amounts of money coming in multi hundred thousand dollar checks million dollar checks passing through banks like this is routine a what would get their attention to say we need to spend some real men hours here with our inspectors trying to figure out what michael cohen is up to that's right lawrence it's a tremendous tremendous investment for banks both in terms of both in terms of human capital and in terms of information technology information technology makes this somewhat easier for banks the the suspicion can come from a number of sources within a bank it can come from an employee working come from an automated monitoring system and this kind of this kind of activity would most likely be detected by the automatic monitoring system and when a when a bank establishes an account it should establish a band and acceptable band for the operations of that account the criteria could include things like monthly turnover it could include whether the whether the account is is receiving incoming and outgoing wires or just one or the other it could include whether the whether the accounts receiving money just domestically or from abroad so if a if an account moves outside of that band then an alert would be generated and alert should be generated by the bank's automated monitoring systems at that point of human being would start to look at the start to look at the information but the transaction history indian formation collected on boarding and then if the human being decides this looks suspicious this looks like it's out of pattern then the human being would.
"lawrence" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Now it's time for the last word with lawrence o donald good evening evening ritual and i've been sitting here i've been taking notes i haven't missed a word of this and i just wanted to get your first reaction to what you think are the highlights of what you've just discovered in the last hour i it's hard when you're in there doing it yourself but there were there moments where you kind of popped and went oh i didn't see that coming well listen lawrence in the interest of full disclosure did sitting right next to me still and he's six foot eight so it's a little there's sort of a looming presence in the room also i'm not sure that i've breathed yet because we just didn't hour long interview basically without a break i will say that it is important i think to get director comey on the record right now live and in person at a time when his memos which are part of a of an active ongoing investigation have been forced into the public eye and handed to the people who are presumably subjects of an ongoing investigation because of congress trying to make that happen i'm glad that he's out talking to the public right now at a time when he can give context and explanation for those documents when they're being used for political reasons and i believe by people who want to shut that investigation down so i think that having having him here able to talk about that stuff in addition to what he's able to spell out in the book in terms of his relationship with the president is a is valuable it's a public service that helps us understand the other side of what i think a lot of people are trying to use them for boost on my fast read of the memos a while you're doing the interview i was listening to the interview and remembers at the same time what the basic thing about them that's so striking is that.