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"leopold" Discussed on Mommies Tell All

Mommies Tell All

04:06 min | Last month

"leopold" Discussed on Mommies Tell All

"Today we are catching up with our friend and new Mommy at ten Lee. Leopold I can't wait to talk to her about new baby girl and how everything is going speaking of how is everything going? How's everything going with you jade it's going. Are. You squeezing the baby. Yeah, it's definitely baby watch time. I. Feel like every time I talk to you but I have to make it to November first and then you can handle it. We can do it and then I can have my home birth that's like my goal right now and that's really all focusing on but my body is like definitely so ready it's insane I don't know if I'm like that crazy person who? Thinks that like every little movement go my God I'm going into. Labor but. I feel like I've done this before enough that I'm like, yeah. That's definitely not just like a Braxton Hicks. Contractions. So Oh, my God but I even I saw the chiropractor too I was telling you I saw the chiropractor and she was even kind of concerned. She was a key is really low and I was like, yeah, I don't even anymore. I don't know. I mean, how do you know everybody is so different? Yeah and I don't I don't WanNa like be that person that's texting my midwife everyday being like, oh, I don't know what about today. But my belly when I looked down at it now, I can't so I used to be able to see my belly button when I would look down and now like I can't see it. So I. Can't well because it just it's he's dropped. So because he's dropped I can't when I look directly down, I can't see my belly button. Draw funny. Oh my gosh like it really could I told you the other day that I think Multiple Times Day like, oh my gosh. Is it going to happen now like I really do because it's I mean it could even though I need to suck them in. November I. Just don't want to have an election night baby. Oh my gosh. No out of a night. Yeah. I don't want that to be associated with my birth. So. My Child. I mean any day is a blessed day but oh my gosh she here this dog drinking water right behind me. He's being so loud. Sorry. No I mean I really oh gosh. No, he's eating you guys I'm so sorry. It's okay. It's lag mom life as well. This is a mom podcast about babies and dogs. It's okay. Man is an annoying you the other one is. That's very probably. Gosh. So like you said, the chiropractor was amazing though and you left feeling. Amazing and that's that's crazy because I feel like the end of a pregnancy, you just never get any type of relief. So at least you found a way to get some type of like relief. Yeah. We'll because I've been having which I guess she told me his ligament. Down my leg and it was not being able to walk where is that where is that pain Well, it's because he's just so low he's pushing on like in the front of my left leg, there's like A. I guess, maybe it is my round ligament but whatever he's doing is making it feel like a garden hose is literally being clamped if my legs just being like lamps there and it cuts off an issued like the sharp pain in my body those like someone's like electrocuting me with a cattle prod like, oh, my gosh, that's horrible. So I yeah and it stops me dead in my tracks. So I. Finally, was like I just have to go to the chiropractor. Is it a different feeling than like the lightning crotch feeling? Yes. Because it's not I mean it's kind of like lightning China. Yeah. It's Kinda like lightning Crotch, but it's not in my crotch Oh my gosh like yeah like you needed that feeling in some other part of your body. Thank you pregnancy right and then I feel like, I'm having. She remember like what like but contractions feel like when the baby descends and it feels like they're like the contractions are in your but. No. I. Think..

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About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Classics for Kids

05:18 min | 2 months ago

About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Hello I'm Naomi Lewin welcome to. Classics for kids. Think of the most brilliant talented kid. You know maybe somebody in your class now imagine if that person couldn't be in class because starting at the age of five he or she was off performing for presidents, kings queens all sorts of world leaders. Well, that's what it was like to be both gung. Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was born in Salzburg Austria where his father leopold was a violinist and composer when Mozart junior was three, he climbed up to the keyboard and just started playing. That's when Mozart senior realized he had a genius on his hands. So he started the touring Mozart show he took his son both gun and his daughter Nano on the road to perform for royalty they went all over Europe. Sometimes staying away from home for years at a stretch everyone was amazed at how well the children played and especially at how well little both gone could improvise. That is makeup music on the spot using whatever tune they gave him. Votes, are composed his first piece when he was five had his first music published when he was seven and wrote his first opera at the age of twelve he was a Whiz at the keyboard and the violin most of Mozart's concertos for those instruments here for himself to play. Lose Friends with the best musicians of the day. So he wrote Concertos for their instruments to, for instance the French Horn. One friend played a newfangled instrument that Mozart. Loved the clarinet. A Concerts that he and other people put on Mozart wrote symphonies. And for celebrations he wrote serenade. When he worked for the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg the man who also employed his father Mozart composed religious music. Having, toured all over Europe as a child Mozart did not want to stay in Salzburg working for the Prince Archbishop when he grew up even though that's put his father wanted. So he moved to the big city of Vienna, which was full of music theatre and opera in Vienna Mozart married Constanza Vaber. He'd actually fallen in love with her older sister I and he tried to find steady work that he thought was worthy of how talented he was. Mozart had a hard time as an adult. He couldn't get over being a child prodigy the very talented kid back. Then grownup musicians were considered servants by the nobles who hired them, but kings and empresses had made a huge fuss over Mozart when he performed for them as a child so he didn't think of himself as a servant. He also never learned how to manage money. He couldn't resist the urge to buy new clothes or a piano or a billiard table whatever he wanted. Mozart. Died just before his thirty fifth birthday. It's amazing. How much incredibly beautiful music he wrote in such a short

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Interview With Commander Kirk Lippold

Leadership and Loyalty

05:07 min | 3 months ago

Interview With Commander Kirk Lippold

"Welcome back. This is two of my interview with Kamenda Cook Leopold retired us. Commend. Commanding Officer of the US ask coal. When When it came under a suicide terror attack. by Al Qaeda back in the port of Yemen and. This was a In many ways the event that foreshadowed to nine eleven we import one we were talking about what happened back in that time we've been talking about leadership and politically how latest. Military has become. Driven by politics I want to expand further into this conversation I'm really grateful. Commend Leopold is with us here because. We are in a very different time as we're having this conversation as recording compensation were in the midst of a pandemic in two, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty however. There is more going on here and I want to dive into the political understandings of what's going on because. Politics, is a very interesting thing when it comes to the military because. The military is famously neutral. One about how serving your commander in chief to protect the country. CETERA. But for the first time, I've been studying politics. And actually American politics for since I was ten years old. and. Fla. First Time I can remember you now getting military leaders coming out and speaking. So yet retired Admiral William mcraven new came out and criticize trump about what was happening with the Kurds you've got general mathis who served under trump coming out and talking about trump and doing militarily, and now you've got trump talking about this the bounty that Russia's put out on American soldiers and saying it's a hoax. First of all, I want to ask you what is your thought on military leaders. Millet certainly retired ones but coming out and actually doing what they've never been I don't remember ever doing before and saying this is out of order. What's your thoughts on? Why I think you're you're crossing the line and I think part of that was driven by decision. The United States made post Vietnam where we chose to no longer have a draft where we would select people to serve in the military for a defined period of time but instead went to the all volunteer force and the way I have always approached it is. When you choose to serve and you'd like, I've mentioned in in part one was you choose that life of consequence in the service to your nation Yes enduring your period of service there may come decisions. That are going to be political in nature and let's face it. You can have the military giving you orders but who ultimately gives that direction? It are political appointees. And if you as a military officer spun to mentally disagree with the direction of those orders being given by your political masters because that's how our nation is designed in, you really get to choices in life. Put Up and shut up or get out. and. At some point in time serving in the military is not supposed to be a job for life. You hang up your Spurs. If you stayed long enough, you'll get a retirement check every single mom and then guess what go find work that contributes positively to the future of our nation, and that's I've tried to do is to give back to teach people those leadership skills. That we need out in the business world, I mean when eighty percent of the retired admirals generals go to work for the defense industry they're not sharing that expertise that they could be sharing with business in the civilian community to make even better and make sure that we understand as Americans how the military works and how we think wire we are the respected institution that we are. I think it's very disappointing when you got a lot of these military officers who choose to speak out against the president of the United States because. If you're going to have a military where they've enjoyed all the benefits including the political benefits of being senior in rank like that, and then they want to use that positional authority still wearing their stars on their callers or on their sleeve to somehow now feel that they are entitled to speak out about the commander in chief. That's fine. If you want to take on the policies, that's one thing when. You attack the individual I don't care what president it is whether it's President Bush. President Obama President Trump Benue are crossing a line at that point that even though you may have come from the civilian ranks served in the military in your civilian again if you want to maintain that professional ethos exemplified by General Marshal. Way Back in post World War Two. Then guess what challenged the policies don't challenge the people.

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"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

Noble Blood

03:17 min | 4 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

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"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

Noble Blood

02:54 min | 4 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

"Belgium. To make it actually an official Belgian colony. Let that sink in. The Congo wasn't actually made free. It was just not personally owned by Leopold than more. That was the humanitarian victory. Leopold died the next year at age seventy four. Is Funeral Procession was met by boos from Belgian people. But. As soon as Leopold wiscon-, his legacy in the Congo began to be whitewashed. He was dead too. So the international fervor died out. Statues of Leopold were erected in the parks he helped built. They taught in school that colonialism might have gotten too violent under the builder King. But colonialism was always bad people in other European countries try to make leopold look worse to make themselves better. You'll see. Besides sure there was some blood, but he was bringing civilization to Africa. It's so easy sometimes to believe the lies and to enjoy the pretty statues, the comforting facade of authority and dignity and civilization. And the statues of Leopold remained in Belgium. Until June twenty twenty. During the international black lives matter March following George Floyd's death in the United States. Protesters and Belgium coated statues of Leopold the second in red paint in Antwerp and engagement and in Brussels. Some of the statues have already been taken down. But I think it's worth asking ourselves. What had been keeping them up for so long all this time..

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"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

Noble Blood

07:36 min | 4 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

"Message depending on his odds. To Germans, he fram the enterprise as Kim to the Divine Mission of the Knights of the crusade. To. Americans he stressed that he would establish an Africa a union of free cities each led by local African. Tribe leaders not dissimilar to the Union of American States. But. In his letters to Stanley Leopold dropped the facade. There is no question he wrote of granting the slightest political power to Negroes. That would be absurd. The white man heads of the stations retain all of the powers. While continuing to promote his smokescreen charity organizations leopold reached out to an Oxford scholar and a lawyer to handle the legal details of acting as corporation and claiming sovereignty of territories for individuals. In Africa Henry Morton Stanley worked not only as a brutal taskmaster, braiding crews of workmen as they filled ravines built trails put together steamships. But also on Leopold's behalf tricking African leaders into signing tradings that gave leopold their land and gave him an exclusive trading monopoly. Using bullets and small electric buzzers Stanley convinced leaders who hadn't interacted with Western technology that white men possessed Superhuman Strength, and invulnerability. and. Then it was only a matter of some close a few leftover uniforms and a couple of bottles of ginger training and the leaders signed treaties that Stanley put in front of them. As historian. Adam Hoge shelled writes in his excellent biography King Leopold's ghost. The concept of signing your land away would have been completely for it. The tribe leaders would have been familiar with the idea of a contract of friendship. But someone across an ocean owning their land was absurd and outside the realm of contemplation. They just put an X. where they were told at the bottom of a contract in a foreign language, they didn't understand. And these contracts also included a clause even more sinister than you can imagine. They granted not just the land. But an agreement that the tribe would quote assist by Labor or otherwise any works, improvements or expeditions, which the said associations shall cause at any time to be carried out in any part of these territories. In short. Manpower. The Congo would become in effect a slave state. The. United States became the first to recognize. Leopold's claimed the land of the Congo. And it his speech the Secretary of state conveniently confused the International African Association and International Association of the Congo. The Domino's were falling into place. The next year, Leopold formally declared his landholdings to be the Congo Free State. Operating under his exclusive private control. King. Of the Belgians was now, the owner of the world's largest private landholding in history seventy, six times larger than the country ruled over. From this point on the details become horrific. It turns out the real profit to be made in the Congo wasn't in ivory it was in rubber. Leopold established a private army, the force Publique to enforce rubber gathering quotas in the native populations through brutal torture. The police force would arrive village, hold the women and children hostage and whip workers with a bull whip called. The Chicago made from dried elephants hide. The penalty for not gathering enough rubber was deck. In order to make sure that the police officers were using their bullets on people and not on animals to hunt for food, the hands of victims were acquired as trophies. Hands and feet of children would be severed if parents weren't productive enough. Even, the act of gathering the rubber was violent. Once. The vines were split open. The worker would slather his body in the soft latex which would then harden. Once hard. The latex would be stripped painfully from the body taking hair along with it. Men were worked to death hostages starved. Some estimate that as many as ten million people were killed during Q. Leopold bloody twenty-three year long reign in the Congo. Ten million people slaughtered in his name as the rubber and ivory came on ships back to Belgium, and he gleefully sent only soldiers and bullets back. In, Europe. They call him the builder King for the urban projects and buildings and parks erected using his prophets. Leopold never actually went to the Congo who's the, but he did bring the Congo to him in eighteen, ninety seven. When he opened a temporary exhibition at his country estate that would become the royal. For Central Africa. The heart of the exhibit was a human zoo were two hundred and sixty seven Congolese men women and children were kidnapped and brought to a mock African village set up on the royal estate grounds. When the prisoners got sick because of visitors throwing candy over the fences, they put up a sign that said, the blacks are fed by the organizing committee. In other words. Don't feed the animals. For Twenty Three Years Leopold was the sole owner of the Congo Free State. and his atrocities were largely ignored by the rest of the world. Out of convenient apathy. How much easier was it to believe that charming leopold actually was fronting Philanthropic Endeavour. It would only be through the tireless work of missionaries that things would eventually change people like George Washington Williams who wrote his open letter and like Alice Seeley Harris A. Photographer captured the gruesome dismemberment on them. It would actually be shipping officer named Edmund DNA Morrell who would provide one of the largest public pushes for the world to recognize Leopold's horrific exploitation. Morale noticed that was ivory and rubber arriving on ships from the Congo. But only bullets going back. He realized there was no trade happening. And so he enlisted thinkers and celebrities of the day like Arthur CONAN doyle and Mark Twain. And eventually in Nineteen Zero Eight. Leopold the second was forced to sell the Congo Free State to.

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"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

Noble Blood

08:06 min | 4 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

"In eighteen seventy, six king leopold the second organized a geographical conference to be held in. Brussels. Being a monarch at the end of the nineteenth century meant that Leopold had a very specific type of capital. The magnetic allure of the monarchy itself and all of the legitimacy it provides. In a vacuum, the formalities of the monarchy are arbitrary and useless. But in Leopold's hands, he became very weapons you would use to conquer the Congo. So decorum and formality where the chief objectives of his geographical conference. The goal was to dazzle his visitors three dozen of the world's most famous explorers and military men including Rear Admiral, and the President of the Paris Geographical Society. Leopold sent Belgian ships to pick up British guests in Dover. who were then escorted onto an express train zip them the rest of the way to Brussels with special instructions for them to pass through the Belgian border without customs. Leopold knew how impressive it would be for his guests to stay at the Royal Palace. The only problem was the royal palace in Brussels wasn't actually really residence it was more of an administrative office. Leopold and his family actually lived in a chateau on the outskirts of the city. But that wouldn't do. And so for the weekend, the Royal Palace was transformed into a residence. Servants Frantically converted offices into guest bedrooms. In the end everything, the drapery, the betting the ink, even the toilet paper was read. As each guest's entered, leopold greeted them in French German or English and one by one, they filed up a white marble staircase to the throne room which glistened in the flickering light of seven thousand Campbell's. Leopold opened the conference with nephew speech about the importance of their purpose. To open to civilization the only parts of our globe, which it has not yet penetrated to pierce the darkness which hangs over entire peoples is, dare I say a crusade worthy of this century of progress? The practical purpose for the conference was for the experts to work together to select locations for basis along the Congo which could serve as hubs for scientists, linguists, artisans. These basis Leopold said would be nonpolitical working only to abolish the slave trade and establish peace among chiefs chiefs, and each one would be well equipped with medicine and extra supplies for explorers passing through. At the end of the weekend, the men in attendance voted to establish the International. African. Association. Leopold of course, would be the association's first chairman, but he modestly promised to step down after a year. The association gave itself a flag a yellow star on a blue backdrop meant to represent the bright hope of civilization in the darkness of Africa. Each new member of the Association was awarded the Cross of Leopold. Throughout. Europe prominent men began to send me a donations including The v Count Ferdinando. Lesseps. Leopold was undertaking to Lesseps declared the greatest humanitarian work of this time. A side note if the name Count De lesseps sounds familiar it's because he is an ancestor of the man who would go on to marry real housewives star Countess, Lou. The idea with the International African Association was that the men would return back to their home countries and start their own national chapters and that there would be a big meeting in Brussels every year. In actuality, the organization fizzled after its bombastic inauguration. It only ever had one more meeting where they elected Leopold as chairman for the second time despite his earlier pledge and then the group all but disappeared forever. Its purpose have been served. Leopold had established the foundations for legitimacy refuting endeavors in the Congo. The great men of Europe were behind him. After Henry Morton Stanley had completed his trek along the Congo and floated back to Europe on a raft of claim and metals and book money. Leopold dispatched one of his officers to get Stanley to come to a meeting in Brussels. King. Leopold had a proposition for the explore. A five year contract in which leopold would pay the equivalent of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year plus the cost of an expedition. For Stanley to go back to Africa and begin to establish Leopold's foothold in the Congo. The plan was for Stanley to I set up a base, amend build roads around the most dangerous parts of the Congo River where they would be able to take steamboat apart, carry it on land, and then bring it back to the river. Leopold's goal was to stakeout several stations along thousand mile main stretch of the Congo river so he could claim the land. Profit than would be easy. The Congo was incredibly resource dense especially with regards to valuable ivory, which could be shaped into anything from chess pieces to piano keys to fake teeth. African elephants had tusks far larger than their Asian counterparts. Stanley had reported that ivory was so accessible in Africa that it was used for posts. Who exactly was Stanley claiming the land four Even. Stanley wasn't sure. He thought at first. It was the international African Association. Or was it the vaguely named Committee for the Study of the Upper Congo which was a private business whose shareholders included a Belgian banker secretly acting as Leopold's proxy. Leopold would go on to buy out the other. And the company would legally ceased to exist. But, both he and others would continue to refer to it as if it did still exist. Even, Stanley didn't realize that the company has folded. The subterfuge was deliberate. All of Stanley's European staff on the ground in Africa were acquired to sign a contract of secrecy. And it was around this time that King Leopold organized something called the International Association of the Congo. If that sounds similar to that pointless but idealistic International African Association that was on purpose. The former even adopted the exact same flag as the latter, a gold star against a blue backdrop. CARE must be taken Leopold said not to let it be obvious. Cut The association of the Congo and the African association are two different things. The public doesn't grasp that. Leopold framed the Association of the Congo, a sort of a new Red Cross and wealthy men all over the world sent donations. Leopold wasn't expert at manipulating the.

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"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

Noble Blood

07:43 min | 4 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

"Thing. You see four years earlier. Europe had lost touch with the Scottish geologist by the name of Dr David Livingston. Stanley made it his mission to go find Livingston Alive or dead all while sending back columns to be published in the New York Herald. It took two years and a seven hundred mile trek outfitted with one hundred and eleven porters. But in present day Tanzania Stanley found the scientists and according to Stanley greeted him with a line that is now icon ick. Doctor. Livingston I presume. It's a great line but in all actuality, not one that he actually said the time, it doesn't appear anywhere in his contemporary journals but at doesn't matter Stanley was a writer and he knew that the most important part of the story was the way you tell it. In, a way is right. We all remember that line one, hundred, fifty years later. In some ways Stanley was the prototype for the type of self conscious travel on luxury blogs and outdoorsy instagram accounts in which the experience itself only exists through its presentation to the outside world. Stanley's accounts of his adventure and the book wrote about the experience turned him into an overnight international celebrity. He also got a lucky break with Livingston dying of malaria dysentery before they both returned to Europe. So there wouldn't be another white man who could contradict any of his accounts. It was Stanley's word against no one's and the world. Loved it. They devoured his tales of rebellious porters and vicious barbarian, African tribes, wild animals, and most terrible of all the brutal quote Arab slave trade. Which Europe was free to scoff and gas bat having mostly band their own massive industrial transatlantic slave trade operations. Oh, about thirty years earlier. After his incredible. Livingston Mission Stanley set out again this time to trace the Great Lakes of Africa. The unmapped heart of what he stanley called the dark continent and to trace the Lualaba River to see if it fed into the Nile or if Hor shoot around and became the Congo River. This time Sammy was sponsored by both the New York Herald and the Daily Telegraph in London and his caravan was more than twice the size of the one that had accompanied him to find. Livingston. There were over three hundred people traveling with him although only three other white men. And Henry Morton Stanley being Henry Morton Stanley didn't want anyone with him who might upstage him. So the men he chose to accompany him had no experience exploring and all three of them died before the journey was complete. For his hundreds of Zanzibari Porters, the trip was months of carrying incredibly heavy loads on their heads and backs while Stanley riddled them with abuse. If they mutinied or attempted to flee, he punished them either with lashes or by keeping them in chains to humiliate them. But the natives that Stanley ran into fared if possible, even worse. Villages armed only with spears, arrows, or a few ancient traded for muskets were no match for Stanley outfitted with rifles and an elephant gun. Unfortunately, the only source we have to go on about these encounters is Stanley himself. Yet, reading his words, he doesn't mask his own pettiness or brutality. Attacked, and destroyed twenty eight large towns and three or four score villages he wrote. He went onto describe a river coast were markers shook their spears at him. Stanley opened fire with a winchester repeating rifle. Quote six shots and four deaths were sufficient to quiet the mocking. Stanley's columns did lead to shock and criticism from the Anti Slavery Society and humanitarian around the world. But James Gordon Bennett, his newspaper editor dismiss their criticisms as the Pearl clutching of elites who had never been in the metaphorical trenches. Critics Bennett wrote are safe in London philanthropists whose impractical view is that a leader should permit his men to be slaughtered by the natives and should be slaughtered himself and let discovery go to the dogs but should never pull a trigger against the species of human vermin. One European read every single update from Stanley with rap trance facination. King Leopold, the second who asked to servants to bring any newspaper with any dispatch from Henry Morton Stanley up to his chambers right away. When Stanley finally completed his mission emerging the Portuguese settlement at the mouth of the Congo River he became the second white man ever to traverse Africa from east to west and the first white explorer to trace the source of the Congo. The Congo was perfect for Leopold's purposes. It was a massive area laced with waterways for easy transportation. Once roads were built to traverse the most dangerous sections of rapids. Best of all as Stanley's writings had made. The local inhabitants were no military threat Thanks to centuries of slavery raids from both coasts. The few large kingdoms around the Congo were significantly weakened. The diverse population consisted of two hundred different ethnic groups which spoke over four hundred languages and dialects, which meant that the risk of them uniting against colonialists was small. Leopold had found the answer to the question he had been asking his entire adult life. But actually claiming the undeveloped region encircled by the Congo River would be more challenging than just willing it. The Belgian people were completely uninterested. And any European country that put down a flag could ignite the scrambling other jealous countries who could simply refuse to recognize their neighbors colony or claim it for themselves. And so even before Stanley's mission was over, leopold had begun to orchestrate a meticulous global propaganda campaign that through a combination of subterfuge, flattery and sheer force would make him the sole owner of a piece of land over seventy six times larger than the tiny nation in which he was the king. Leopold would rule a new population with an iron mercilus fest claiming the blood soaked prophets from his comfortable thrown on the other side of the world. All Wall White men praised.

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"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

Noble Blood

08:10 min | 4 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

"Leopold. The second was not a boy of great prominence. You. Was gangly and awkward boy who looked like a scarecrow in his military uniform. He has such a nose said Benjamin disraeli the British prime. minister. As a young prince has in a fairy tale who has been banned by malignant ferry. From an early age leopold's parents. Not, to bother with much affection for him. In a letter while he was off at military school, his mother wrote I was disturbed to see in the colonel's report that you had again been so lazy and that your exercises had been so bad. Your father was as disturbed as I buy this last report. Leopold had no expectation that he would hear directly from his father. If you wanted to speak with his father the king he was required to request a formal audience and go through his father's secretary. When Leopold was eighteen he was married to Marie Henrietta in Austrian Habsburg archduchess. They hated each other almost immediately. Maria Henrietta was athletic and inactive horsewoman and Leopold was well in the words of Queen Victoria very odd and in the habit of saying disagreeable things to people. He was narrow minded interested in geography and fast idiocy about keeping track of money. And exactly as fun of a person as those two interests make him sound. The pair honeymooned in Venice and Marie, Henrietta wept in public because her new husband refused to let her ride in a Gondola. If God. Here's my prayers. She wrote to a friend. I shall not go on living much longer. Still. Even though by all accounts, they barely tolerated one another the royal couple managed to have four children. Though there one son died at age nine from pneumonia after falling in a pond. At his son's funeral leopold broke down publicly for the first and only time. Of Oh, he did regain enough composure to ask members of parliament to make sure that the funeral costs would be handled by the state. Leopold was so uninterested in his daughters that he tried to make himself an exception to the law in Belgium that requires one's assets to be passed onto one's children. From that point on Leopold simply had no use for his wife or really for the Belgian government. Petit Pay Petit John Leopold would say small country small people. He would have no more sons and so his legacy would need to become something greater. Leopold became king at thirty years old but being king in Belgium in the nineteenth century wasn't anything close to the power king would have had in Europe a few hundred years earlier. Their family was a symbolic monarchy who served at the pleasure of parliament not because they were granted absolute authority by God. Even Leopold's title was restrictive and Awkward. He wasn't the king of Belgium. Technically, he was the king of the Belgians a formality that just reinforced the notion that his leadership was more for show than anything else. And so leopold decided to turn his gaze beyond his small country and begin to focus his energy on his earliest passion. Profits. But not just any prophets. The prophets that can from owning a colony. Even before he had become King Leopold interest in colonialization ordered on obsession. He spent a month in Spain going through the dusty archives in the old exchange building page by page to calculate the revenue they made from their colonies in America. Unfortunately the people of Belgium didn't really share their kings imperialist dreams. Their nation was new and small. Focusing. On a colony seemed like an expensive luxury especially when they didn't have a merchant fleet let alone a navy. But Leopold wouldn't be deterred even as the elected officials with the real power in the country continued to demure when leopold approached in the halls of the palace with a new idea for a place to plant the. Belgian. Flag. After returning from one of his many scouting trips, leopold brought the finance minister to gifts a piece of marble from the propolis and a locket with his portrait. Inside the locket Leopold wrote Belgium must have a colony. If Belgium was ever going to be a world power. If Leopold was ever going to have any real power, he needed to claim land from somewhere else on the globe. The power was by the end of the eighteen hundreds unclaimed land become harder to find. Leopold scoured maps of the world. Could someone buy those tiny islands off the coast of south. America, is Fiji for sale? Could he by the Philippines from Spain? Leopold, even floated the idea of buying lakes in the Nile. Delta. So that he could drain them and claimed the land. For the moment he wrote neither the Spanish nor the Portuguese nor the Dutch are inclined to sow. I intend to find out discreetly if there's anything to be done in Africa. It's at this point in the story that we need to introduce another character. A writer turned explorer born in Wales with the name John Rollins. rollins had a miserable childhood or not of wedlock abandoned by his mother and bounced around extended family until he landed at a workhouse for the poor like a character in a Charles Dickens novel. But as soon as he turned eighteen like a character in a Mark Twain novel, John Rollins made his way to the Mississippi River. He eventually settled in New Orleans and this is where role in story becomes more myth than fact. According to him. He saw the wealthy trading magnet Henry Hope Stan sitting on his porch and boldly asked if he could have a job, the man became such a mentor to the young boy that he eventually adopted him and Roland took on his new father's name re Christening himself Henry Morton Stanley. Henry Morton Stanley wrote all about his conventional upbringing in his autobiography. How tragically senior Stanley died just two years after his adoption but Henry Hope, Stanley wouldn't actually die for another twenty years. And there are no records of any adoption. In fact, Henry Morton Stanley get so many strange details wrong that some historians argue that he didn't even meet the wealthy trader. Let alone become his protege. The truth didn't matter as much as a good story. That was the real lesson learned Henry Morton Stanley would become a master of reworking and mythologies in his own narrative until the truth was unknowable. Stanley would go on to fight on both sides of the American Civil War I for the south, and then for the north. And then after the war was over, he began to work as a journalist. It was an assignment for the New York Herald in seventeen seventy one that catapulted Henry Morton Stanley to national.

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"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

Noble Blood

06:53 min | 4 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on Noble Blood

"In eighteen eighty nine, an American. Journalist named George, Washington Williams was granted an opportunity to sit down informally with King Leopold. The second of Belgium. Williams, was a groundbreaking published historian, but his life was known fascinating history. He was a black man born free in Pennsylvania who enlisted to fight for the Union during the civil war when he was just fourteen years old. From there he went to Mexico and joined the army fighting to overthrow the European Emperor Maximilian Later became a college graduate, a Baptist Minister and the first black man to serve in the Ohio state legislature. By this point in Leopold's reign, he had become an expert in the trappings of Monarchy. He was a master of charm was friendly self effacing modest and above all diplomatic. Remembered names of wives and children, and he always asked after them. He welcomed Williams into his palace in Brussels and told him with obvious relish. But all of the philanthropic work he had been doing in the Congo Free State. The meeting went incredibly well. One side note one has to imagine that may be Williams. Youthful military service in Mexico didn't come up. After all the imperialist queen had been fighting against Carlotta, of Mexico was leopold sister. But for Williams, it was difficult not to be impressed with Leopold. And with Belgium. It's clean wide sweeping avenues and open national parks and the stately facades of the palaces. It was a new country and a new monarchy. The Belgian people had installed. Leopold's father as the first king imported him from a line of German royals back when Belgium had gained its independence from Holland in eighteen thirty. But under Leopold, the second, the nation had become a center of international affairs in. Europe. Thanks a note small part to Leopold Passion for developing the Congo. What had been a blank spot on the map of Africa just a few decades ago was now as Leopold told Williams a quote benevolent enterprise of local programs seeking to increase the knowledge of the natives and secure their welfare. And so as Williams, left the meeting and stroll down the marble steps of the palace you reflected on what an impressive man, the young king was. Leopold the second was a paradigm for a new kind of compassionate modern imperialism. Out. Of his own pocket, the king had funded stations along the Congo river that were stocked with scientists, linguists, researchers. He built infrastructure to help missionaries spread Christianity all while helping establish a system in which black tribal leaders could establish their own local dominions as part of a larger organized coalition. At least. That's what Leopold said he was doing. Fascinated by leopold description of the Congo free. State. George Washington Williams, decided to visit for himself. What he found both sickened and outraged him. It was a slave state in all but name. Men. And children who had had their land stolen from them either by trickery or by violence who were then forced to work grueling hours gathering rubber that would be shipped back to Europe to pay for Belgium's beautiful roads and parks. Men Women and children who failed to meet their quota for rubber production were either whipped or killed under the capricious and brutal authority of black soldiers also enslaved. Meanwhile thousands of miles away set civilized leopold the second charmingly asking about your wife by name. George Washington Williams became the first person to interview native Africans about the horrific abuses suffering under imperialism. From an outpost Stanley falls he wrote an open letter which he addressed to his Serene Majesty leopold the second king of the Belgians and sovereign of the Independent State. In which Williams wrote in clear detail. One of the atrocities in the so called Congo Free State that he came across. He consulted his note and echoed Beck the very words that leopold had used to describe his endeavor. The so-called sauce during care and benevolent enterprise and to ensure the natives welfare. Williams wrote. Against the deceit fraud robberies, arson, murder, slave raiding, and general policy of cruelty of Your Majesty's government to the natives stands their record of unexamined patients long suffering and forgiving spirit, which puts the boasted civilization and professed religion of Your Majesty's Government to the blush. Leopold had claimed the Congo as a colony for Belgium. Using smokescreens of Shell corporations and meaningless charity committees. He became the sole owner of the largest private landholding in history. Belgium did not own the Congo. Leopold dead. It was banal bureaucratic, evil ignored, and then accepted by the rest of the world out of sheer apathy. Leopold exploited the flimsiness of the institutions that hold up the civilized world and the veneer of respectability that comes from royal title? Williams is open letter sparked the first wave of international interest in Leopold's Congolese endeavor. But, of course, Belgian officials would attempt to discredit Williams and Williams would die of disease before returning home to America. It would be decades before the international community reckoned with the monstrous machine of Leopold the seconds Congo. If indeed, it ever really has. I'm Danish.

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Belgium takes down statue, king regrets colonial violence

WBZ Afternoon News

00:44 sec | 5 months ago

Belgium takes down statue, king regrets colonial violence

"Is expressing regret for violence by the former colonial power. When it ruled over what is now Congo. In a letter to the company's president, Belgium's King Philippe stop short of issuing a formal apology to convey his deepest regrets for the acts of violence and cruelty and suffering and humiliation inflicted on Belgian Congo. The letter was published on the 60th anniversary of the African countries. Independence Phillips Letter is sent mean growing demands The Belgium takes responsibility trust is committed by former King Leopold. The second A bust of Leopold is expected to be taken down from display later Tuesday in the city of Gwent following a decision from local authorities. I'm Charles. The latest five

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Belgian king expresses regret for violence in colonial rule

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 5 months ago

Belgian king expresses regret for violence in colonial rule

"For the first time in Belgium's history a reigning king has expressed his regret for the violence carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what is now Congo in Africa in a letter to the Congolese president Belgium's king Philippe stopped short of issuing a formal apology who conveyed his deepest regrets for the acts of violence and cruelty around the suffering and humiliation inflicted on Belgian Congo the letter was published on the sixtieth anniversary of the African country's independence Phillips letter is sent I mean going to mom's the Belgium takes responsibility for the atrocities committed by former king Leopold the second a bust of the apple is expected to be taken down from displayed later Tuesday in the city of glens following a decision from local authorities I'm Charles the last month

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Belgian king expresses regret for violence in colonial rule

Hugh Hewitt

00:48 sec | 5 months ago

Belgian king expresses regret for violence in colonial rule

"For the first time in Belgium's history. A reigning king is expressing regret for the violence carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what's now Democratic Republic of Congo. King Philip's letters stop short of an apology, but he has marked the 60th anniversary of Congo's independence from Belgium by acknowledging suffering and humiliation on the Belgian colonization. And acts of violence and cruelty in the Congo free state. That was his ancestor, Leopold's private territory where officials hacked off the limbs of Children and their parents. Quotas for rubber, ivory and minerals. Production were missed. Leopold Statues have been defaced in black lives matter Protests, but only this month King Philip's brother, Prince Laurel, sort to exonerate Leopold. On the grounds that he'd never bean to

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Belgian king expresses regret for violence in colonial rule

Hugh Hewitt

00:48 sec | 5 months ago

Belgian king expresses regret for violence in colonial rule

"For the first time in Belgium's history. A reigning king is expressing regret for the violence carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what's now Democratic Republic of Congo. King Philip's letters stop short of an apology, but he has marked the 60th anniversary of Congo's independence from Belgium by acknowledging suffering and humiliation on the Belgian colonization. And acts of violence and cruelty in the Congo free state. That was his ancestor, Leopold's private territory where officials hacked off the limbs of Children and their parents. Quotas for rubber, ivory and minerals. Production were missed. Leopold Statues have been defaced in black lives matter Protests, but only this month King Philip's brother, Prince Laurel, sort to exonerate Leopold. On the grounds that he'd never bean to

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Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' for brutal colonial rule

Hugh Hewitt

00:48 sec | 5 months ago

Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' for brutal colonial rule

"For the first time in Belgium's history. A reigning king is expressing regret for the violence carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what's now Democratic Republic of Congo. King Philip's letters stop short of an apology, but he has marked the 60th anniversary of Congo's independence from Belgium by acknowledging suffering and humiliation on the Belgian colonization. And acts of violence and cruelty in the Congo free state. That was his ancestor, Leopold's private territory where officials hacked off the limbs of Children and their parents. Quotas for rubber, ivory and minerals. Production were missed. Leopold Statues have been defaced in black lives matter Protests, but only this month King Philip's brother, Prince Laurel, sort to exonerate Leopold. On the grounds that he'd never bean to

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Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:43 sec | 5 months ago

Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years

"News new campaigns in the U. S. and Europe now following Africa's lead on colonial era statues as we hear from Charles de Ledesma Queen Victoria Cecil Rhodes king Leopold statues honoring these leaders of colonial rule have been pulled down over the years in Africa often countries won independence all new generations said racist relics had to go examples include a boisterous a student led campaign pressed by the university of Cape Town to remove a statue of roads and one of the statute of Britain's Queen Victoria not downtown beheaded in twenty fifteen but on the bundles in Nairobi Kenya now they have to step two lies next to explode in a downtown

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Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years

Mike Gallagher

00:45 sec | 5 months ago

Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years

"New campaigns in the US and Europe following after his lead on colonial era monument street Victoria Cecil Rhodes king Leopold statues honoring these leaders of colonial rule have been pulled down over the years in Africa often countries won independence all new generations said racist relics had to go examples include a boisterous a student led campaign pressed by the university of Cape Town to remove a statue of roads and one of the statute of Britain's Queen Victoria not downtown beheaded in twenty fifteen but on the bundles in Nairobi Kenya now the headless statue lies next to explode in a downtown square

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Controversial statues toppled in cities around the world

1A

05:38 min | 5 months ago

Controversial statues toppled in cities around the world

"Since the death of George Floyd Confederate monuments are coming down in states across America some are removed quietly in the dead of night others are ripped from their pedestals in broad daylight and it's not just here in the US either protesters overseas are toppling monuments to slavers and colonizers as the protests over police racism and brutality rumbled across European cities some activists targeted that own country's colonial history in Belgium demonstrates a spray painted a statue of king Leopold the second Wallenstein U. K. statue of seventeenth century slave trader Edward Colston was toppled and thrown into a rhythm can the push for justice move forward without first looking back maybe the best way to reckon with our racist history is to dump it in the river we're going across America and abroad today as part of our one A. across America project it's a partnership with six public radio stations in various parts of the country we're joined now by someone who once said a great nation does not hide its history it faces its flaws and it corrects them which Landrieu is the former mayor of New Orleans and author of the book in the shadow of statues a white southerner confronts history welcome back to the show image thank you so much exactly also joining us is only a haci nada she's a writer and organizer of black lives matter U. K. black lives matter U. K. has compiled a list of sixty statues that it wants removed because they celebrate slavery Ali I joins us from London welcome hi Larry thanks for having me Mitch you brought down a number of Confederate monuments while your mail it may or you did that legally I wonder what do you make of protests in various cities that are taking down statues and monuments illegally well it again do it up myself and I wasn't the first one to talk about it it's been a long history of people who were leaders in New Orleans who tried to take those monuments down they all legal processes for doing it and there are the process used to do on it a peaceful protest you know the important thing is is that people now are beginning to understand how insidious those monuments are the ones that was specifically put up to celebrate those individuals who've spent their lives protecting slavery and so that's what the Confederate monuments are in the United States of America I can't speak to the ones because I don't know enough about them in other parts of the in the south in the United States of America there are three thousand monuments that will place up with the state and direct purpose of revering and honoring individuals who fought to split the United States and have all the calls of preserving slavery and that's just on the civil war or the confederacy was on the wrong side of that war they were on the wrong side of history and the last thing that we should be doing is honoring what's called a lost cause which is meant that somehow of the confederacy was a noble cause when in fact it was not in these monuments will put in places of public places yeah man on on public on public land and with and will put up with the specific purpose of Riviera the person I general Robert E. Lee Jefferson Davis PGT Beauregard and their whole host of others whose mission it was was to preserve slavery yeah and I felt very strongly being the mayor of a multi cultural city that is historically always prided itself on its diversity as an essential part of who we are as people to have those monuments in public places that was sending messages to people of color that they still want welcome here after all those years and so I couldn't be more thrilled that they're coming down you know we can get we can get kind of caught up in how they coming down and whether we should have long conversations a short conversations but essentially we're all finished with us if you just take the monument down and you don't get to the root of why they were put up in the first place or the ideas that they were trying to perpetuate that manifest themselves in institutions Holly and police and etcetera etcetera then we would have made some progress but not nearly as much progress as we should have this is clearly a hot topic of date debate in the US Stephen wrote on Facebook this is needed and long overdue Tommy wrote on Facebook I assume sarcastically by all means a race history get rid of it that will fix everything and then sailed sailor apes tweeted I say pull them down melt them and resign them to the garbage bin where the losers of history tip Oakley wind up yeah what do you make of this issue of whether a statue comes down legally or illegally doesn't matter in the end to a to a movement I think in my personal opinion whether it comes down legally or illegally is not the conversation we should be hopping Bob why is it being taken down and debated in the first place I think if we get into the legality and illegality over we then can get into a very polarizing conversation of good and bad it wouldn't really that's not what any of this is trying to do is really trying to have a conversation around what to be glorified in these countries and what do we put public money towards glorifying because these statues these plaques all of these things that glorify the slave owners these colonizers all paid for out of the tax pay is pocket and given that we've had two years of austerity I think there are a couple other ways that we might be able to spend this money instead of glorifying

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As protests grow, Belgium faces its racist colonial past

The Frame

03:03 min | 5 months ago

As protests grow, Belgium faces its racist colonial past

"As the protests over police racism and brutality rumbled across European cities some activists targeted that own country's colonial history in Belgium demonstrates a spray painted a statue of king Leopold the second Wallenstein U. K. statue of seventeenth century slave trader Edward Colston was toppled and thrown into a rhythm can the push for justice move forward without first looking back maybe the best way to reckon with our racist history is to dump it in the river we're going across America and abroad today as part of our one A. across America project it's a partnership with six public radio stations in various parts of the country we're joined now by someone who once said a great nation does not hide its history it faces its flaws and it corrects them Mitch Landrieu is the former mayor of New Orleans and author of the book in the shadow of statues a white southerner confronts history welcome back to the show image thank you so much I haven't also joining us is only a haci nada she's a writer and organizer of black lives matter U. K. black lives matter U. K. has compiled a list of sixty statues that it wants removed because they celebrate slavery Aaliyah joins us from London welcome hi thanks for having me Mitch you brought down a number of Confederate monuments while you are male you may or you did that legally I wonder what do you make of protests in various cities that are taking down statues and monuments illegally well it I need to involve myself and I wasn't the first one to talk about it it's been a long history of people who were leaders in New Orleans who tried to take those monuments down they all legal processes for doing it and there are the process used to doing it a peaceful protest you know the important thing is is that people now are beginning to understand how insidious those monuments are the ones that was specifically put up to celebrate those individuals who've spent their lives protecting slavery and so that's what the Confederate monuments are in the United States of America I can't speak to the ones because I don't know enough about them in other parts of the in the south in the United States of America there are three thousand monuments that will play stop for the distinct indirect purpose of revering and honoring individuals who fought to split the United States and hand over the cause of preserving slavery and that's just about the civil war of the confederacy was on the wrong side of that war they were on the wrong side of history and the last thing that we should be doing is honoring what's called a lost cause which is meant that somehow of the confederacy was a noble cause when in fact it was not in these monuments will put in places of all public places yeah they got the money and on on public on public land and with and will put up with the specific purpose of Riviera the person by general Robert E. Lee Jefferson Davis PGT Beauregard and there a whole host of others whose mission it was was to preserve

London mayor orders review of tributes to Britain's imperial past

Newell Normand

00:43 sec | 5 months ago

London mayor orders review of tributes to Britain's imperial past

"The removal of controversy all statues in the United States is being felt around the world foreign leaders are reviewing their own monuments and acknowledging checkered pasts CBS's Ian Lee reports from London in response to recent protests the mayor of London ordered a review of the city statues and street names I'm quite glad we shouldn't be memorializing we shouldn't be commemoration celebrations I columns people who are slavers the U. K. isn't the only country confronting its past Brussels is removing statues of king Leopold the second whose prosperity in Belgium came at the cost of millions of deaths in the Congo and in Kenya a former British colony people want monuments to their former overlords gone

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"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

10:55 min | 5 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Confidante of ours is former aide of course. Also is also the US attorney that overrule other prosecutors in the Michael Flame case and went to core. And saw the dismissal of the charges against Michael Flynn. At the DA for about two weeks. Oh, my God. Of this memo is extraordinary because it's essentially grant has the Justice Department has granted the DA the sweeping new powers to. Spy On protestors to collect intelligence to essentially. Enforce any federal crime to question them to. Interrogate them There is nothing built into the memo. That protects constitutional rights. Of people participating in protests at to to? Speak Freely Exercise Their First Amendment Rights so. It appears to be. Like an operation. What I found after ordering this is that. the DA sent. Dozens of agents in Washington DC. They have agents from the Special Response Team, which is essentially the as version of Swat. Group that also or a team that also? Conducts Ducts Surveillance what they agents coming in from from Boston there may have been as many as one hundred fifty there. It's unclear. By This authority was granted to the DA for two weeks beginning on May thirty first, so it remains to be seen whether it will be extended and I think that it will likely be extended. Protests continue, so this was on. A nationwide basis is not just for DC for for Minneapolis. This is you know a a nationwide effort and it's part of a larger effort. Way. Our Bill using bill bars words. He is saying that he's. They're trying to get a law. Enforce federal law enforcement served into. The protest. In an effort to essentially try to say that there are in the protesters are are part of an organized. You Know Group They're the other well-funded, so it can support. What trump has said which is, they're terrorists? Right. My sources, and and from what I gathered just in the reporting over the past week I've seen is that they are moving quickly in that direction, and that Nicole is so unbelievably dangerous. It is Jason Leopold as I'm noticing I've got an article up here from ABC. News Intel dated last night. Intelligence bulletin warning of protest. Related violence makes little mention of quote ANTIFA which we've discussed at length here because there is no such, it's not an organization and the only way it's mentioned in here sort of like in a footnote. As an aside the. And and it's this reporting has been echoed by everyone from the nation to NPR to buzzfeed news and everyone beyond this gives. Gas Lighting pure and simple. There is no antiga doing this, and in fact when you dig into these reports, we see that it's a lot of white supremacist groups. In some cases, the clan right and they don't go there. They don't call out any right-wing nutjob organizations. They don't call out the clan or or a white supremacists as they should. Well. That's what makes this dangerous home is that they're targeting? People. Who? They're claiming are terrorists manner. A bill vars doing so without any evidence yet wrong. Out Any evidence, and essentially I. Don't know if it's it's to you know, convince their base, or or or maybe the public at large shoes unclear. On what energy is? ANTIFA ought without as you noted without mentioning the people that actually have been. Identified as infiltrating participating agencies like the FBI whether you believe the FBI or not, which you know, well known white supremacist groups, so yeah, the the the. The documents that have been released that the intelligence all kinds for example that you're citing from your. There's no evidence there. We already know that in New York the I'm people who were picked out task Russian for you know for whatever reason whether it's They were accused of a crime. They've been also by the FBI and they've been asked about their. ANTIFA ties on, so it's. There is a concerted effort to try and target is. People when I say these people I don't mean these people you are. Part of an imaginary or Dacian and. Wright. Changed her name to anti-fascists Nicole Sandler. The whole thing is just so insane there. For them to go after quote Antifa when you realize antifascist, so they're going against the people who are against Fascism yeah. Well, yes, I mean it's it. Look look what we're doing we're. We're trying to understand the insanity. That you know behind? What they're you? Why. They're doing what they're doing, right? That's what also makes it so dangerous. Okay, you want the Attorney General. The United States, using the full force, the FBI the DA, the alcohol tobacco, and Firearms ATF Department of Homeland Security. The national, guard to target prosecute. individuals who are exercising their first amendment rights. An End Jesse this memo when I looked at this memo Nicole, I was blown away the first thing I saw was. Covert surveillance and you know I immediately went into reporter mode, which was I need to get this story out. I need to a story and in the weeks since we've written the story on nearly fifty members of Congress, which includes powerful. You Know Democrats. Such as whole such as Dianne Feinstein such as. Mark Warner the vice chairman of the of the intelligence. The Judiciary Committee, How. Are you know any. They've written to to our Juche and to say essentially. This has to stop you. Demand Give us an immediate briefing which we know that that the justice. Department will just on their nose at so you know. It's it's GonNa take more than just sending a letter, but at least they've put it on notice and I think that's why it's important. This is my whole point about transparency, right? This is what I was saying at the beginning of the show, which was this is why this this this information needs to be out in the fact that we're able to get this out just. Two days after it was signed is You know I I was amazed at that because I had no idea that this exists now. We're trying to figure out if the FBI or or VHS or any other agency has similar. Authority have they been granted sweeping new? You know authorities life the right you know In the centers. You've mentioned Jerry Nadler Jerrell jerrold. Nadler heads up the chair of the House. Judiciary, committee. And Karen Bass is on is on that committee. The two of them responded Friday calling the expansion of the drug agency's powers antithetical to the American people's right to peacefully assemble and to exercise their constitutional rights without undue intrusion. They demanded that bar and Shea immediately rescind this new authority granted the DA and ask for a briefing detailing the time line and rationale for the expansion of authority. That's you know that's what I want to say, but we'll never get. That will will because they just say no. They say we're not they. They wrote. There I don't see that happen because one. I believe they've asked for that well. They ask for that to happen today, so we'll see. It's already six o'clock on the east. Coast I kinda out Yup Aweso. It'll take a follow up with With Nabire F. Feinstein in Warner. And and and the Senate Chuck Schumer in this and other senators extent that they wanted information, as of Monday or as I can tell days never received it so. Yeah, it's it's. It's again just ignoring the oversight. They're trying to perform some oversight. Ignored but Jason so in Reading Don, Siegelman book all these relations are coming up and I. I didn't realize it at the time. I didn't make the connection until. Yesterday reading this. This passage that Karl Rove did the same thing that trump flunkies are doing just refused to testify, said refuse to accept the invitation refuse to comply with subpoenas when he finally did speak, it was. Not under oath it was got the questions in advance I mean. This is nonsense and I gotta ask to the Democrats ever play hardball like this with the Republicans or do they just show up like Hillary? Clinton did to testify for eleven hours because she was asked to. I haven't seen A similar play with the Democrats I think. You know I I remember that in the Bush Years I. Remember I think it was Harry Myers. Amount mistake was White House counsel. Trying to Earth testimony but you know there was. A? White an effort to you know to block at year. It's another level because there's simply too sank. No ignore it..

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"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

06:12 min | 5 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"I think we're back and joining us now is my dear friend. The foia terrorist nothing terrorist is. About him, Jason Leopold Jj's. Nicole. See You. In your in your whole studio setup. And it's cool to see you, too. Although there you go okay now you're moving a little bit I'm still trying all this new You know new new toys that I. have with the setup so I can bring in video now. You're seeing me from the side. You're not seeing the that's going out to the to the. Don't scream yeah. So Jason Leopold first of all. How are you guys holding up with this whole pandemic craziness bill? It's still surreal. Obviously! What surreal about it honestly is the fact that? You have to live through it, but also have to report off. So you know serving as a in these two different capacities wanted a father trying to get my kid. Masan to acclimate to go to school online at the same time. You know trying to find out what happened behind the scenes reporting on it and it's just. Surreal you know, tell you the truth. It's It's nice to be in La I. IT feels a bit more stable here if you will. It's It's just. It's been hard and the. Speed, we've actually gone furloughs of awesome, really really really really amazing journalists as as a result of this because the economic downturn, right? I saw that you you. You wrote in a message to me last night that you're saying goodbye to all these friends now did they expect that these people will eventually come back or do you think those jobs are gone? it's unclear, but it also seems unlikely I mean doesn't be like anything getting better yet. You know economically which I'm sure you and I. Can you know consider in talk about this for some time? Which is unbelievable to me to to see what's playing out in real time where you have massive unemployment academy that tanking pandemic, you know. Up Protests over police brutality, the death of George is. It feels like there's her storm. and. It's remarkable to actually even through the back to pandemic just. Knowing that. There's more than a hundred thousand people who died. And the president has as. I'm not in comment about. No no, because he's more concerned with the stock market. Then with you know the lives that are being lost and now today he's announced that starting. I guess next week. He's going to pick up start. Start doing rallies again in places like Florida and Arizona two states, where the the the the the numbers of infections are on the rise again it's. The whole thing's seen. It is and it, and it does feel insane and it's exhausting by At, the work still needs to be done. The reporting still needs to be done, so it's it's. You know got got at this point after these you have to report these stories in my personal opinion for almost for historical purposes an reasons because they are completely trying to cover up what what took place behind the scenes. What's been happening with? The documents? Say I can tell you just on the on the. Coronavirus covid nineteen pandemic I already have like two or three freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the government against a wide range of agencies in the reason I. have that is because we don't know what happened really behind the same. We need to see those documents. We need to see what the CDC. You know how they communicated with the White House Task Force. There is a lack of transparency and and the public needs to. Know, what What's been taking place? We do, but when when they do talk to us, they lie, so it's like I can't you I? Don't believe anything that comes out of this administration. Jason do you. Know. Angry! I don't believe. and honestly you know I have questions for all administrations because I never. I, never just take the word for at too high right over here. You can't see it, but I have a poster. From I F stone. Who is a former? You know a late muckraking stone. It was based on the movie poster from a- from a documentary did, but it's. It's titled All Governments Y. And you know that that's my? That's the maximum if you will that that I live by, it's you know it's. It's why I ask for documents. I want to see what they're actually saying. Right and and it should be noted that I believe it was the Obama Administration who dubbed you the foia terrorist. What yeah so this has been going on for a while. I should also mention before we get into this current story that on Friday. Former Alabama, Governor Don Siegelman will be here for the better part of our. He has a new book out called Oh and I have it in the other room almost I've got like twenty pages left stealing our democracy, and although I knew about his case, he was targeted by Karl Rove and set up and prosecute. He was like the original political prisoner in this country and. And what was done to him is just reprehensible and as I'm reading this book. It's all coming back to me and even more, because I wasn't aware of a lot of you know the machinations that went on in the in the courtroom and stuff that Karl Rove and that Bush justice. Department did to this man who was the Democratic Governor of Alabama is just unbelievable and I bring that up..

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"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

05:23 min | 5 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Senior investigative reporter at Buzzfeed News and he is broken. So many stories including a big one just last week. As we were watching the insanity going on around the protests, and and the police response to the protests Jason. Leopold broken new story about new sweeping surveillance powers that were given. To The DA. The DA the Drug Enforcement Administration. Really. The the DA is supposed to only have powers to. Deal with with drug charges the, but so so we'll get the whole story from Jason. There have been developments in the story since last week when. The story broke but Jason Leopold is the guy that the government has nicknamed the Foia Terrorist. See. This is a problem because Jason. Leopold is a journalist and a really damn good one, and he's mastered the art of the Foia. Requests Foia Freedom of Information Act it is a legal process by which not only journalists, but citizens can obtain information because allegedly here on the United States. We have some level of of transparency or we're supposed to do anyway. Boy How things have changed. Since well since that that was supposed to be the the basis on which the nation was formed. Yeah, but not so much. So we'll speak with Jason I got a lot of news to go through, and I realized that yesterday I was so wound up that I, never got to a funny. You know those of you who are new to the program. Because now we're live at five welcome I liked to try to start the show or somewhere in the opening moments of the program to play something. That that brings forth a laugh or two, because invariably things get kind of serious throughout the course of the hour and. No laughter is really good medicine. So what I've stumbled upon is during the course of this pandemic, a number of. Really creative people around the world who have been making really fun. Funny parody videos. And so I came across this one guy who's in South Africa who is a recording artist to his real name is David Scott, but he goes by the professional name of the Kipness K. I F F any S, and he's made some incurred. The regular listeners of the program could tell you he's made some of the most amazing parody songs videos. because. He is a musician. He's a working musician and I think his. Format of basically like electric music, but he's done some incredible song parodies I put a link on the blog today along with you know put in today's video as well. I'll post the whole thing, so you can see it. Those of you who are just listening perhaps on progressive voices and don't see the video feed I will make sure. To share that with you and so anyway. The. Kipness has been kinda quiet for the last three weeks. I think he might have gotten to a little bit of hot water. He recorded a version of the. He's in South Africa. If I didn't already say that of the South African, national anthem and a couple of video, showing that. Something Weird was going on anyway, so it had been about three weeks in this guy's really prolific, and then finally today sure enough. A new video from the kipness popped up on my. Computer screen, and I was so happy to see it, and this one is really good in it works. I've I've hesitated to play a comedy bit in the last few days because our situation is so dire. George Floyd was buried was laid to rest yesterday. I certainly, and that's probably why it imply one because there was just nothing appropriate for the occasion, but this one this new one from the kipness. Is really good, and it fit the mood that we're all experiencing right now. So with no further ado and yes, I will post it for those of you. Who Only hearing the audio feed? That's good enough. But the video adds another element to it so I will post on the blog after the show at Nicole Sandler Dot, com you can always find the days podcast on my blog with at Nicole Sandler dot com slash the date so for today it would be six Dash Ten dash twenty. That's that's simple. And I post every day. Show there, so if you missed it when it's happening, you can always get there and the usual podcasts. APPS as well all right I'm I'm delaying and I. Don't know why 'cause. It's really really good so with no further ado. Take it away the kipness..

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Statue of Leopold II, Belgian King Who Brutalized Congo, Is Removed in Antwerp

Rush Limbaugh

00:30 sec | 6 months ago

Statue of Leopold II, Belgian King Who Brutalized Congo, Is Removed in Antwerp

"They're at it the statue of Belgium's king Leopold the second the world's worst imperialist he ran the Congo with slave labor uses family disgusting and totally incompetent imperialist and his statue is now being removed and and twelve today the king king Leopold the second statue has now been taken down all over the world everything now is being seen through the prism of George

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"leopold" Discussed on Today in True Crime

Today in True Crime

11:01 min | 6 months ago

"leopold" Discussed on Today in True Crime

"Twenty year old Nathan Leopold was fed up. He'd been driving around the upper crust neighborhood of Kenwood Chicago for two hours with no results. He wanted to pull over. Give up the search and resume it again on a later date but nineteen year old. Richard Loeb who sat crouched in the backseat bristled this suggestion. They had set out to kill someone. As far as Loeb was concerned they would keep up the search until they located the perfect target. At five o'clock they finally did fourteen year old. Bobby Franks was walking home from school when Leopold and Lobes Green Willy's night automobile pulled up beside him. When Loeb stuck his head out the back window. Bobby slow to a stop. Loeb was bobby's cousin. There was nothing to fear Lobes. Genial smiles seemed to confirm this then. He invited bobby into the car offering to give him a ride back home but bobby refused. He didn't need a ride. His house was just around the corner. According to journalist Simon Bats. It was at this point that Loeb insisted come on in the car. I WanNa talk to you about the tennis racket you had yesterday. I WANNA get one for my brother. That did it. The prospect of discussing his successful tennis match with his older cousin convinced bobby eager to brag about his racket and his technique. Bobby climbed into the front passenger seat of the car and shut the door behind him from the back lobe gestured to the driver. You Know Leopold. Don't you bobby? Cast a sidelong glance at the man in question then. He shook his head. No AS IT TURNS OUT. Bobby didn't know lobe as well as he thought. Either Richard Loeb was born into a life of plenty this afforded him a stellar education and as a result at seventeen low was the university of Michigan's youngest graduate however despite his intelligence gregarious personality and dashing good looks low was reported alcoholic throughout his years at university the same couldn't be said for his eventual partner in Crime. Nathan Leopold Leopold like lobe was born into a wealthy Chicago family and had also received a world class education. That's where their similarities ended where Loeb was outgoing. Leopold was reserved where Loeb was handsome. Leopold's looks were understated yet. Despite these differences upon loebs returned to Chicago in Nineteen twenty-three the boys struck up a friendship more than a friendship. According to several accounts the relationship between the two boys was decidedly toxic Simon Bats Road for Smithsonian magazine that Loeb indulged in purposeless destructive behavior. Stealing cars setting fires and smashing store windows. Furthermore he insisted that Leopold accompany him on these escapades and Leopold was happy to but only in exchange for sexual favors from Loeb of this dynamic. Leopold later wrote Lobes. Friendship was necessary to me terribly. Necessary their friendship darkened further when low became obsessed with escalating. His criminal behavior more specifically he began expressing a desire to commit the perfect murder with. Leopold's help of course on the topic. Being broached leopold easily acquiesced he did so for two reasons first by nineteen twenty four he was infatuated with Loeb. Secondly Leopold subscribed to Friedrich Nietzsche's Superman Theory. It suggested that certain men possess such intellectual superiority that they were above the laws that governed lesser people in a bid to prove their superiority leopold and Loeb resolved to kill someone. That was where Bobby Franks came into play as Leopold drove the car down the road lobe. Surreptitiously searched for the thing he'd hidden in the back seat. He did so while maintaining a normal conversation with bobby. Franks who sat completely oblivious upfront. Finally Loeb founded the Chisel with bobbies is still turned towards the road. Lobe clamped his hand. Around the boy's mouth Ben. He swung the Chisel repeatedly. Bring it down hard. On Bobby's head in response Bobby. Struggled writhing but Loeb wasn't so easily put off. He grabbed bobby and yanked him into the backseat there. He shoved a rag down the boys throat and taped his mouth shut for good measure. It was enough after a few more gasping. Breaths. Bobby stilled. He was dead coming up. Leopold and Loeb fit consequences for their crime podcast listeners. I have some big news. Regarding the critically acclaimed series famous fates although season one has ended the franchise still lives on starting may thirteenth. The famous fates feeble feature season two titled Falls From Grace Available. Only on spotify joined Carter and I as we return to examine some of the most and controversial people to ever live. You'll discover what drove these history makers to be so successful in their respective fields and lead to their ultimate disgrace available for free and only on spotify falls from grace will release two episodes a week over twelve weeks each focusing on the fame and shame of a notable figure from OJ Simpson and Marie Antoinette. To Howard Hughes and Elizabeth Homes. You'll dive into a rich variety of impactful stories from every aspect of history there shocking drama disturbing details and all the indepth research that you've come to expect from us and most importantly these episodes are all free and only available on spotify. Famous fates falls from grace is a podcast original starting thirteenth. Two new episodes released every Wednesday. Listen free and only on spotify now back to the story on May Twenty First Nineteen twenty four nineteen year old Richard Loeb and twenty year old Nathan Leopold murdered fourteen year. Old Bobby Franks. They acted quickly to conceal their actions. I THEY BURNED. Bobby's face and genitals with hydrochloric acid to hide his identity. Then they dumped his body into a culvert by Wolf Lake. Finally the two men sent a ransom. Note to Bobby's father wealthy. Chicago businessman Jacob Francs. They did this to obscure their own identity. After all leopold and Loeb were filthy rich thus the best way to throw the cops off their trail was to ask for money however they're clever maneuverings were ultimately in vain the morning after the murder. Tony Minke a common laborer found. Bobby's body by the lake. Logan Leopold's hostage ruse was blown as the police realized. They had a murder investigation on their hands from their detectives narrowed the list of suspects down to Nathan. Leopold because after the discovery of Bobby's body leopold couldn't seem to contain himself. According to a nineteen twenty four article in the Sunday Morning Star. He pestered reporters and detectives with unsolicited theories about the slaying. Leopold even as far as to say to one detective that if I were to murder anybody it would be just such a cocky little son of a bitch as Bobby Franks. The second clue was a set of eyeglasses. Detectives discovered at the scene of the crime. The spectacles were held together by an unusual hinge. Only three such hinges had been sold in all of Chicago. One of them went to Nathan Leopold with those two clues in hand. Detectives pulled the pulled in for questioning. It wasn't long before the Superman broke and confessed to the crime. In addition Leopold Fingered Low as the main conspirator telling detectives that he struck the fatal blow on being questioned lobe asserted the exact opposite insisting that leopold was the mastermind. The cops responded by charging both men with the kidnapping and murder of bobby francs. What followed was a case that the media dubbed the trial of the century Leopold and Lobes parents did everything they could to help their sons avoid. The death penalty they even brought Clarence darrow onto the defense team in an article for the Paris Review. Jeremy Linebarger wrote that during the trial. Darrow asked the judge to consider. That wealth had its disadvantages. He claimed that both boys were essentially victims of affluence. Then in a twelve hour long speech near the conclusion of the trial darrow argued. That capital punishment was inhumane. He begged the judge to spare the duo on September tenth. Nineteen twenty four. The judge conceded Leopold and Loeb would be spared the death penalty as their attorney had asked however the two were sentenced to life in prison. Plus Ninety nine years for the kidnapping and murder of Bobby Franks years later on January. Twenty Eighth Nineteen thirty six thirty one year old. Richard Loeb died behind bars after being attacked by a fellow inmate as for Leopold the fifty four year old was paroled in March. Nineteen fifty eight. After serving thirty four years behind bars. He went on to die of natural causes..

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Eating the Wild: from the lost primeval forests of Europe to Robin Hood

Gastropod

08:10 min | 7 months ago

Eating the Wild: from the lost primeval forests of Europe to Robin Hood

"Used to be covered in these dense wet deciduous forests which is very different from what we see today where really hardly any of this primeval force exists anymore for her book feasting. Wild jeanneret actually visited one of the last tiny slivers of European primeval forest. It's in Poland. And it really is just a shadow of its former. Self Europe's forests were so vast that actually we think that the root of the word wilderness came from descriptions of these places the roots of the words wild and wilderness. I'll go back to untamed animals. The forest was a place. Teeming WITH ANIMALS UNGOVERNED BY HUMAN HANDS UNGOVERNED BUT NOT UNTOUCHED FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. Europeans would go into the forest to find dinner day all kinds of animals wild boar venison there is something called the RMC which is the precursor to domesticated cattle. There was for a spice in moves the animals so abundant here. That really there was no form of hunting restriction it was abundant but it was also really valued killing a huge wild animal and then being able to share it was a sign of how wealthy and powerful you are. King said to have lots of wild game. At all their banquets. Animals would be breezed in rosewater and spices. Sometimes they would be covered in gold leaf and brought to the table hole and kind of carved up in front of the guests so while it was very much a form of status for kings so by the Middle Ages Those Morris. Were already starting to shrink between one thousand. Ad and thirteen hundred thirteen hundred. Europe's population grew by about fifty million people and all of those people needed to eat so there was increasing. Need to cut down the forests in order to grow grain and various crops and then also would was used for everything it was used for building houses and making carts by the fourteen and fifteen hundred. Europeans began sailing around the world. They first set forth to trade and then to stake their claim on foreign lands is colonialism spread across the globe. There was demand for very large old growth trees to create the ship. Masts that were needed and as early as the eleventh century The demand for wood was really threatening the forest where these kings went out and hunted the game meat that was so important to their diets and their status. Gina races that originally European forests had mostly being treated as common land. Anyone could hunt there. But as far back as ancient Rome the elite had sat down laws saying yes anyone could hunt but only as long as they weren't trespassing sort of by Default European kings and noblemen were the ultimate owners of the forest so as European king started to see their game meat being threatened by the need for Forest Land Day set out some very similar conservation measures whereby the king really restricted access to hunting in his forest. This is really the beginning of modern conservation lives whereby people were kept out of the forests. It's weird to think of royalty preserving their hunting grounds and keeping out the poor folk as the blueprint for the conservation movement. But jeanneret says these laws were really some of the earliest forms of environmental legislation forests. Were no longer for everyone to use as they pleased they were just for the Kings. They had very large administrative networks to manage this for so the forest wardens would they would hand out hunting licenses. They would make sure that game. Animals didn't starve winter or in times of drought. Sometimes they would prepare the venison for royal feasts and they would mete out. Punishments punishments were usually for poaching and they were definitely not just a slap on the wrist. If you ignored the game laws you could have a trial by hot iron and if you were found guilty then your eyes would be torn out or you were castrated. So poaching really big deal. The kings went to great lengths to prevent people from poaching and this had an impact on how people related to the natural world around them. The forest said always been wild in earlier centuries in Europe. They'd even been places of spirituality. But at this point the forests started to become scary rather than sacred. The authorities deliberately painted a picture of forests filled with outlaws and rebels dangerous rule breakers people who posed a threat to society with the stories. The authorities told a violent outlaws in the forest. Some of those were based on reality. There were people breaking the rules in the forest but they were breaking them because they thought the rules were unfair and they were hungry for poor people. This was one former getting food. And any time there was an economic downturn hunting would rise poaching would rise in the forests and so people did find it as an active resistance against the sort of forms of power and some of the rebels who broke the rules and hunted in the forest. They actually became folk. Heroes like Robin Hood and his band of Merry men. So Robin Hood was stealing from the rich and giving to the poor but this also came out of this idea that the force were not necessarily landscapes that poor people were allowed to access or use the resources of and so it wasn't active resistance to go in there and to get in game animals and feed yourself on one level. This is a story of power who could hunt and eat the wild game and wendling European forests and who couldn't that it's also the story of the impact that split between rich hunters and bore poachers had on how Europeans thought of wild food and the whole concept of the wild and wilderness. This is a very particular way of thinking of wild meat. As game to be hunted for sport by the elites and otherwise off limits and this is a template that the Europeans took with them as they colonized countries around the world so when the first European colonists arrived in the Congo Basin they sort of carried this cultural baggage of seeing forest as these dark empty wastelands without people so even though there were a long history of human habitation and numerous groups living in the Congo Basin forests. The European comments kind of didn't see them and there was this real sense of Europeans thought of this landscape as Darkest Africa. Take David Livingston. He was a Scottish missionary and explorer. Who is obsessed with finding the source of the Nile? He did a an exploratory expedition across the Congo wilderness. And he described Congress for us as suffocating wilderness and people waste that seem to have an oppressive silence so in May of eighteen eighty five. The you know quote unquote international community. Which is England France Germany Belgium and Italy? They recognize King Leopold the second of Belgium as having a sovereign claim over much of the Congo and five years later these same countries created what was effectively the first international conservation law this lowest passed in the early nineteen hundreds and it was called the Convention for the preservation of wild animals birds and fish in Africa. Local people couldn't hunt or trap or fish in certain areas of the country. The law was modeled. After the way European forests had become protected game reserves for rich people rich people in particular but of course just like in Europe the forests in Africa weren't actually pristine empty wildernesses before there were plenty of people who depended on them. There were a lot of different groups. Living in the Congo forest somewhere. More nomadic hunter-gatherers others were farming communities living within the rain forest but for all of these groups wild meat provided a very essential source of food. So there were all kinds of animals being eaten everything from various kinds of antelope to forest buffalo wild boar monkeys. You know just hundreds of different animals that communities ate in the forest there were cultural. Taboos around eating certain species particularly ones that were long lived and slow to reproduce like elephants which could and did occasionally provide a lot of meat was considered a sacred act to kill an elephant similar with eating bonobos which are great ape. That's very similar to us. There were beliefs that there is a direct link to that ancestral spirit world so all of these cultural beliefs had an ecological basis to really help conserve animals that had large social complex social groupings or were slow growing and thus thunderbolts over

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Henry Ford's Rubber Utopia

Past Gas

07:38 min | 1 year ago

Henry Ford's Rubber Utopia

"It all started in in nineteen twenty five. Henry Ford was having lunch and his Dearborn Michigan Mansion with his good friend business partner entire magnate Harvey firestone Harvey. RV and Ford had been friends and partners since Ford started building cars decades earlier. So yeah just remember like he invented the model t which I like cheap car and basically he brought the car to the mass. Exactly Mr Firestone had begun ranting this time primarily focused on the impending rubber cartel that had been proposing England by one Winston Churchill. I am not a crooked. You know that payments de Yeah with a cigar and he's like on this day I I am not a crook and it will live in infamy. Yep that's him. The purpose of also the was Churchill. The king no the purpose of the rubber cartel was to limit the export of rubber in order to not overextend national resources. In case there was another World World War One thousand nine hundred eighty five probably a good idea but harvey firestone didn't like that idea. He believed that rubber prices were going to spike in the US as a result and therefore negatively affect firestone tires. Not some things never change Harvey firestone was not alone in this fear even even presidential candidate. FDR feared the effects of a rubber tariff. Remember was viewed. As the automotive industry's chokepoint seen as even more crucial than oil it's crazy. The the automotive industry relied on vulcanized rubber for literally everything from tires to hoses gaskets. A price increase of any kind could sink the young business so there there was a legitimate fear of turtles. Pain passing seems somewhat reasonable. Also it's it's it's kind of like okay here newsflash guys. If you're listening to this this might lose some you know in. I believe in climate change. And it's SORTA like yeah making some changes like you know not dumping tons of poisons into rivers and stuff might be more expensive for some people but in the at the end of the day. It's good not to have poisoned rivers and it's also probably good to have like rubber to defeat the Nazis. Yeah Germany was totally destroyed and they were afraid of something all of Europe. Yeah they're afraid of something like that happening again because those wounds had not been healed all and Churchill was just saying like hey fellers hello. Hello how does he talk. Talk like this is how are we talk again elegant. Listen listen fellows. That women's of all are still fresh insulting. I say that maybe we just save some of US supplies in case of fruit bikes out to again rubber. Blow Hurrah. Yes that's always saying always saying. Hey guys the whole world was just at war four. I think it might happen again. Maybe we should just like chill and be ready and these guys are like a money so harvey firestone was fed up with living in constant fear of their so he decided the best course of action would be to grow his own rubber smart. This wasn't the first time he had some some crazy idea. In fact Harvey tried to declare economic independence from the UK and fly rubber under the American flag. A few years earlier but that was truly the ramblings of a madman who doesn't seem to understand that you can't just not claim another country's resources by saying this cheaper so I'm just going to say it's it's American now although now that I think back on it that's kind of how we did a lot of stuff so yeah but harvey actually had a plan. He decided that he was going to start his own plantation in Liberia where the conditions were almost perfect for growing rubber trees by keeping the production in house he could avoid all the access fees associated with importation from other countries. Henry Ford had also tried growing his own rubber a year earlier. In one thousand nine hundred eighty four he had purchased this large quantities of land in the Florida everglades only to eventually do nothing with them. It was cheaper for four to import. The rubber. The idea of dramatic price is increase was still only speculation. But Still Harvey's plans had peaked and reports interests and after the lunch meeting was over. He requested that it's personal aide aide Leopold would find out where the best place to grow rubber Leopold come over here boy. Where's the best place to go? Rob A AH go find out how Liberia was the obvious choice. Harvey firestone discovered. It had the perfect climate when he put his plantation there but unfortunately Henry Ford word was very very very racist and he would not dare step foot in such an uncivilised and African society so they came to the conclusion. I mean that the rubber should be grown where it originated in the Amazon. So rubber comes from both vines and trees and you let it grow and then when you chop it you squeeze the vines and Latex Literal Latex comes out trees yeah so it's a liquid and then they they put out onto like big flat drying areas than when it dries. You can pull it up like a sheet of Latex and then you take a bunch of latex yeah stack stack into bales. And then that's what gets shipped out to like Volkan Ization plants and stuff like that. So these plantations are really only concerned with drawing the vines and extracting latex from okay okay and Liberia had the per client. But what about the Amazon Amazon also. Very clearly great. Climate only problem. It's a lot harder harder to get into the rainforest than it is in Africa. Got You throughout the nineteenth century. The Amazon River Basin supplied all of the world's rubber and made up forty percent of Brazil's exports sports at the height of the rubber boom in the second half of the nineteenth century but the Amazon's rubber room quickly turned to bus as plantations in Asia and England. Were able to go. Rubber and much denser populations and much more efficiently in Amazon many natural species that are not present in other countries limit the growth of trees so but organizing united plantations and other countries the efficiency was greatly increased. Henry had another incentive to go to South America besides his racism in End Theodore Roosevelt's book through the Brazilian wilderness. He accounts his experiences traveling through the Amazonian rainforests. One of his most significant observations is that many fast-flowing rivers could provide an almost perfect power source for any industry bold enough to be born there. He claimed that the right kind of senators such his enterprising businessmen of foresight coolness and suggest city who would be willing to put migrants to work for an advantage that would be mutually beneficial will give rise to a a great industrial civilization money. If anyone thought they could fill that description it was Henry Ford art now. Henry Ford did not really make cars. Henry Ford thought that he made men the maker. Men's like me. This builder of meant the cars they produced produced were simply a byproduct of his training. He was praised as a sociologist manufacturer. If anyone could reshape the native Brazilians into prosperous factory workers it was Henry Ford. They don't want to be or so he thought they don't want that.

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"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

09:26 min | 1 year ago

"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"Some of them. Are Jim Jordan Jim. Jim Jim. Jim Jordan was really stupid yesterday. an hour before the transcripts were released yesterday. He said Democrats Cherry pick which which transcripts they release and win why not release volkers testimony. He was the very first witness to testify. And that's angry. White House. Staffer was referring to ways. Ah So here you got volkers testimony happy yet Jim and but were so stupid was he said this an hour after it was. It's really well. You know one of the other things that's so telling about these idiots is yes. They are Republicans on these three committees. That are doing the impeachment inquiry and they have the same amount of time to question the witnesses as the Democrats do despite the bullshit. They're feeding the media. That's the truth. They have an equal amount of time to question and there are Republicans the problem is most of these Republicans including some of the ones that are screaming screaming bitching the loudest have not even shown up for any of these hearings. There were a few of them in that Matt Gaetz group who tried to storm into the skiff Who didn't have to because there were committees and they could have been in there anyway but when you look at the transcripts none of them asked any pressing questions all all? There was all this damning information you would think that one or at least one of them would ask questions that would bring up information damaging to the president well not one marcy. RC Wheeler Marcy Wheeler twitted about an hour ago catching up on the impeachment transcripts. Can someone point me to the ones that help trump exactly I saw that and then to make matters even more interesting. Here's a headline and then I will give you a little more to it. Republicans in recent days this is from alternate net have floated a proposal to boost trump's defense and Congress by placing outspoken. Jim Jordan on the amendment tastes committee. They follow up by saying Pelosi can block Jordan from a obstructionist Jordan from joining the impeachment inquiry house rules. Give the speaker the power to ban any member from select committee like the House intelligence so wrong thing to say Jim Right. But here's the thing that I think they're doing in Utah. You don't giving the Republicans as much access to questioning. I mean they could write the rules whoever they want. It's up to Nancy Pelosi Speaker. That was It's the old give. Give them enough rope. Adage you go ask questions you'd go ahead and do it. They just they won't because they know that's the thing they know he's guilty is shit. They'll have their lawyer do it. And maybe the lawyer will have a little better wording. But he's not gonNA get a different outcome right you know. Yeah we'll say anyway. Now we're into the Roger Stone trump. Okay this now it gets curiouser. I'm curious I've got. I think I've got three three tweets on this so I'll cover all of what you're probably thinking I'm going to cover. Okay case breaking Roger Stone's dowels yes. Yes Meagan Minero from courthouse news Roger Stone trial just recess when a man mid forties screamed and fell into a seizure. Oh my I didn't hear that you probably noticed. When Roger walked by a mirror there was no reflection? That's good moments ago. This is from Allie Dukakis. ABC Okay moments ago. The judge granted Roger Stone's request to be dismissed to rest for what he called from what he called food poisoning and ask with. Today's as jury selection waiving his right to be present for it today so we can get care. He was just escorted out by his wife and daughter and then somebody's one of my my followers who says an I can't even read. Her name may lean. DD probably eight at Durrell. Good one little comment was Roger. Stone is a sick to his stomach. We are when we see him on. TV should really and then. Ah Joyce Vance literally. She said so. Far In jury selection at Roger Stone's trial an observer had a seizure stone anxiously retreated to a bathroom for thirty minutes. Meal is there isn't the only yeah the only juror questions so far husband works in. DOJ's National National Security Division and she ran om becomes it day one young. God Oh my God. Can you believe this shit show. And apparently potential told jurors are only being told that it has something to do with trump. Yeah that's interesting. You Imagine. Being in that jury room amend being told you okay. This is a trial having to do with trump. I I have a feeling. It's going to be difficult for them to get a jury they need. What like twelve plus at least two alternates or three? Yeah they're gonNA this is GonNa take a while we all and if he doesn't get sick again yeah sick and quotes. Yeah yeah the daily Beast said this is from yesterday actually happy birthday yesterday by the way thank you thank you by the way a wonderful birthday and thank you to everybody buddy who either wrote or got a bunch of like cards like actual physical cards which is really nice and donations. And you know I'm doing this facebook fundraiser. But a Lotta people donated in the regular way or sent a check. I can't thank you guys enough really warmed my heart really out of thank you and you had good news Hell and I had good new. Oh I should announce this yes I also had my. I have to go every six months. Now we're down from four times a year twice a year. I had my latest scans two weeks ago and they were all clear so all three years and three months when when I hit the five year mark is when they tell me that I'm free and clear and I've been cured. It's the only time they ever use the word cure with cancers with a surgery like mine where it was it's these two tumors. They got it all. I didn't need chemo. Didn't need radiation. I guess if you have to have lung cancer I had the best lung cancer have and we caught it early enough so yes so all good news around. That was the best gift I could've gotten so I'm so I just like when when I read that the road I was like grinning. I was a little nervous because my appointment was originally last Monday. And my oncologist had an accident and he broke a rib ebb and so he had to postpone it and so he's only in this office on Mondays or like okay. I guess we're going next Monday. It's my birthday. It's my sixtieth birthday. I'm uncooking sixty. Do you believe it and then you know I thought all right. It's going to be fine and I just didn't even think twin sure enough. It was fine. I'm so okay back back to business. Daily Beast wrote the tweeted the head of Russia's state security service the SBA made surprising announcement that Russia and the United States have resumed cooperation on cybersecurity. And Eric Swale well said Russia. Now that you're listening yeah no kidding. That's scary I that one. Just go right to the you know like This is an interesting little headline today and then with a follow up the New York Times this is from the nation a Washington Post. Sorry The New York Times library subscription was rejected by citrus. County Florida Commissioner citing fake news and then chickey who is a follower. She tweeted back. This is why local elections matter. Those commissioners were elected for. Fuck Sake. Okay can you be so they will not allow the New York Times a library. That's insane you know. And the other thing is Donald Trump's at over going to cancel their subscriptions to the New York Times and Washington. Post if you have a dot Gov e mail address you have access for free. I didn't even realize that you're only duck of dot. Edu You get it for free. You know it didn't even occur to me. You're so right okay. So now we can all get nauseous. Yes CBS. This morning and other outlets are having a Donnie junior on. Yes because he wrote a book with. I'm not even going to read. The title littlest is designed to trigger people of course and And so I- i- Yesterday wrote you know why knowing full why but today I'm I'm reading the follow ups and apparently all these places that are interviewing him all these a national outlets are soft balling. They're just giving them little softball question. Yes I did. I didn't hear it but I saw something online. That said the Internet is pissed off and going after. CBS Morning Show because they have the softball ball interview. They did was.

"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

The Nicole Sandler Show

13:24 min | 1 year ago

"leopold" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show

"To see. Why perhaps that the you know the FBI was was interested And concerned and and did launch an investigation because you have donald trump's saying saying that he wants the emails he seems to have some advanced knowledge of Hillary Clinton's missing emails or the leak of emails. Coming out you know there there There's lots of discussion about People ingratiating themselves with A questionable in a bowl individuals. Such jared Kushner vacationing off the coast of Croatia with a Russian billionaire. That's that that appeared in Steve. Bannon FBI Three Oh to memory so so you know you you can see to some degree. Why there was? You know quite a bit of concern Sern particularly you know as it relates to you. Know the emails. What we know is a hack what we you know what? What at the time was clear? There was Russian interference in in You know in our election and and the fact that there was a campaign that that was was working very seem to have been working closely or or you know and even discussing how they were benefiting from this. It's it's stunning stunning. And to know that this is just the first bunch of documents Jason is is astounding knowing that you say. At this rate. They've released one bunch of documents every month as they're saying it'll take about eight years together them whether there's like forty six thousand documents documents. Yeah there's forty six thousand pages at least that's what they're they're they're claiming now they're usually off with their With their numbers. There's quite a bit but We're hoping that the judge in a hearing later this month when We go back over or issues related to you know to our lawsuit will force the FBI to increase the page counts. And we won't have to just get you know Five hundred pages per month and the reason we're getting five hundred pages per month is is. That's what the FBI saying that. They can handle. They can only handle the processing Of that many pages but you know shorter that even if it does take eight years Nicole I mean even if it does take years. It's still very very Newsworthy important important to continue documenting this as I noted for for historical purpose purposes. If nothing else absolutely look this is this is this is priceless information. And this is stuff that you know. I'm reading some of the comments today on your story ORI which I will link to. Its at buzzfeed. News Dot Com. I've got a you know I will post it on the blog today along with today's show so you can get there when you look at at Eh all the people commenting on it. You wonder why so much of this was left out of the actual report. Well that's an that actually underscores my highpoint right. So as I noted the Muller report is Muller's narrative right now. I don't know what decisions they they made. Or what the debate was or the discussions were you know revolving around what to include in whatnot to include But that's why we want these documents because we we do wanna see everything everything that these that these witnesses said and mind you that it Michael Collins in his FBI summaries summaries here Michael Cohen Summary. There he the summary takes place at a time when he started lying to the FBI. So he later decided to change his story By Yeah I think that that is a great great question. I don't know if we'll reveal the answer that question But I do think that this allows the public sort of you know reach their own conclusions right right so jason. Wouldn't you got not this. The first group of documents that five hundred pages redacted down two to sixty something Did you know they were coming this weekend. And did you have any idea what would be included in this first bunch. I didn't know they were. They were coming. So I thought it'd last court hearing Or a previous court hearing last among the judge when he ordered the government to release five hundred pages to us he did so saying it should take place in the first of every month with the first relief being November number. I the only thing is I don't know Where we're not privy to how they process that with the five hundred witnesses being interviewed I mean I just it was just up in the air who would be included here so in some ways I was quite a bit surprised because because you know oftentimes they take their less the individuals that would you know not be perhaps as interesting stink You know I still think everything would be interesting so it was quite a surprise to see. Michael Cohen defended and Rick Eight And it appears that some of these records would be have a direct correlation to the trial. That's taking place or starting today Of Roger Stone. Oh yes and that's going on. That's another thing happening today. That will get to eventually it's it's it is astounding. So have you personally read all this. I know obviously you got to split it up between the staff at Buzzfeed to get through that much information so quickly I have I have I I went through it Again on Sunday and It's I mean it's really really fascinating and I think that that is something that I'm really hoping that that people will understand and we'll take the time to obviously read this It's you know in some ways. It's not as dense as the mullahs report. Right right because you have. The the Miller report is is explosive and important. But it's you know it's a dense read. This is this has a lot of color and a lot of detail right and they are summary. They're not forbade them transcripts of what these witnesses had told the FBI. But I noted there's some of them as in color here you know. There's there's there's this part as I mentioned where Steve Bannon telling along the FBI. About Jared Kushner vacationing off the coast of Croatia. Winning right yeah Russian oligarch and his girlfriend the end and that Steve Bannon learned from intelligence sources. Whoever they may be that girlfriend was questionable? And they needed jared Kushner to come back to the united in states so they could fire metaphor. The only had eighty five days left till the two Election Day. And they were running out of money so you can and really kind of visualize you know what's taking place as as these individuals are are recounting What happened during the course of the campaign it is mind blowing and this is just again the first bunch and there's going to be I mean just eight years worth of more of this coming so do you have any idea what you're we're GonNa get on December first or you just have to wait? I don't what I what I suspect is that we may end up getting some. I'm of the three twos that Congress had also asked for so The House Judiciary Committee asked for four thirty three of these summaries with with Thirty three individual and that includes John Kelly he and I believe again. And and and some others So the FBI perhaps as they're processing this for for them they may also be processing for us but But honestly I don't have any idea and it's it's a little exciting. I don't Smith A crackerjack box surprise we're going to go and it's a decoder ring who knew right guy only so I imagine that some months. There's obviously going to be. You know. Records that are that are not as interesting and newsworthy. But you know the fact that we can that we can get this and provide some context and commentary and write stories around it particularly as I said as you know during the course of this you know campaign and and what and how it may actually some of it actually relates to impeachment but importantly you know as it gives additional context to the fact that you know you've got this criminal investigation into the genesis of this of the FBI FBI launching. This probe. And I think this these documents you know can either help to undercut it or balance it out or or just provide a different narrative right. Well I think and definitely provide missing information. And that's the thing I mean I'd still look at. I've got the Mola report report here somewhere. The big bound Washington Post version of it. And I mean there's just in this first launch in your article at buzzfeed news their or stuff that was not included in the mall report. That actually should have been so. This is a riot public service that you're doing it and with this stuff coming simultaneously Taniwha slightly with the transcripts of the depositions being taken in the impeachment inquiry behind closed doors. It's just bombshells hitting left and right eight and you gotTA wonder why doesn't trump just resign already and get it over with. Yeah Yeah I mean it. It's bad I jeez. That's a question I definitely cannot ever answer but The the I think I think these revelations are just are just GonNa you you know. Continue to get Worse off for for the right for trump and and certainly you know we. We've seen this sort. What if an immediate impact from the release of these records Over the weekend yesterday There was a story that Bloomberg reported about Vodka trump and jared Kushner Distancing themselves from Steve Bannon because of his discussions with Robert Mueller's special counsel and they. FBI that that we revealed here and what he had told him. because there's also another email that's You know that was included here that that really shows just how bannon was working to To get Kushner I don't know any better way to say it. Really Kinda him in two thousand seventeen and he. That's the second time that he makes mention of this. You know of Kushner vacationing with this Russian billionaire. Right and he's had this discussion with A colleague League or a former colleague over at Breitbart and there is nothing new story that was that was published about About Kushner's business dealings and You know balance telling this person you know hold off and they're both discussing. How how they can you? You know what what the timeframe is when they can eventually kind of unleash What what they have on Kushner? This was right about one month before. Bannon was fired by Again that that kind of color that kind of detail Perhaps it had no place in the report right and I I understand that but it really does you know give you a window into What was happening is out of the White House and and and how these people were in some ways working against each other So it's to me. It's just back in there. The whole thing is fascinating. Jason pulled again. Congratulations this is a major scoop. You're so good at what you do you know when I heard that there was these documents coming I just I think I turned to David my husband instead Jason strikes again. I'm so I'm so proud of I'm so proud you're my brandon so habit you deserve all the success you get all the accolades because you've worked so so hard for this. So thank you on behalf of a grateful nation forgetting all this information released bask in the glory and the credit because you so deserve it Jason Leopold. You're awesome thank you. Thank you to call and take you for joining us today. I know you must be swamped. Really appreciate your time. My Pleasure Electra. Anytime to call all right. Thank you Jason. Take Care Bye all right. Jason Leopold. Everyone he really is. He's just he's just he's the real deal he he's And I'm so happy for him so proud of him again A right there go to buds feet news dot com slash slash author slash. Jason Leopold..

On This Day in History: Austria-Hungary Annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina

This Day in History Class

04:06 min | 1 year ago

On This Day in History: Austria-Hungary Annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Today was October nineteen o eight Austria Hungary informed the Ottoman Empire of his annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina this announcement set off what's known as the Bosnian crisis a period of conflict between Austria Hungary and the Ottoman Empire under the eighteen seventy eight treaty of Berlin Austria Hungary gained the right to occupy and administer the Ottoman Empire's provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sandjak of Novi Pazar but Austria Hungary always had its sights set on permanent possession of the provinces Bosnia and Herzegovina were widely sought after but Austria Hungary a lot of work into developing infrastructure mines factories agriculture and schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the same time ethnic and the end religious conflict grew within Bosnia and Herzegovina and groups in the two provinces displayed nationalist ambitions the young Turk Revolution broke out in the Ottoman Empire in Nineteen eight and restored the Ottoman Constitution Appear Seventy six and revived the Ottoman Parliament Vienna. I was afraid that the new authorities in the government of the Ottoman Empire would try to restore Ottoman political power in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a WPRO Russia Serbia for control over the Sandjak of Novi Pazar and Bosnia and Herzegovina Russia itself was stabilized after defeat in the Russo Japanese war foreign minister of Austria Hungary alloys graph flex up on Arendal saw an opportunity for Austria Hungary to assert his dominance in the Balkans Austria Hungary's ambassador to Russia Leopold Graf Ferstl set up a meeting between Aaron Paul and the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Petrovich. It is both skis in September nineteen eight at Bouchon Arabia. What actually happened at the meeting is up for debate as no minutes of a meeting where release it is both ski. It says that Russia would not object to the annexation and an exchange Austria Hungary would not object to open the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits two Russian warships is Boesky insisted on an international conference before the annexation took place but on October six the day after Bulgaria declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire Emperor Franz Joseph. I of Austria announced that it was annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina the withdrawal of the austro-hungarian Armie from a Sandjak of Novi Pazar was also announced but is Boesky was not expecting the annexation to happen so soon he said that Aaron Thaw Paul did not tell him the date of annexation and that he did not know Austria Hungary planned on executing it before the matter was settled with other political power opposition to the annexation erupted in Europe Russia and the Balkans France Britain and Italy protested the annexation Pan Slavic nationalists nationalist throughout Europe. Were unhappy with announcement. Serbia insisted that Austria Hungary seed part of the Jack of Novi Pazar to them and Dan is Volsky supported them but Austria Hungary backed by Germany threatened to invade Serbia at the end of the Bosnian crisis ACIS Austria Hungary seemed to have come out on top after a boycott of austro-hungarian goods caused commercial losses Austria Hungary ended up paying an indemnity to the Ottomans and alienating many from Australian policy but the Ottoman Empire recognized the annexation which Russia and Serbia accepted opted in March of nineteen o nine the next month the treaty Berlin was amended to accept the annexation the nation's managed to avoid the war but tense relations between Austria Hungary Russia and Serbia after the latter two faced such mutilation remained and contributed due to the outbreak of World War One and nineteen fourteen.

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Putsch comes to shove: Venezuela

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:54 min | 1 year ago

Putsch comes to shove: Venezuela

"And welcome to the intelligence on economist radio. I'm your host. Jason Palmer every weekday. We provide a fresh perspective on the events shaping your world. After yesterday's dramatic attempt to oust Venezuela's president. We take a look at coups around the world, what makes them happy. What makes them succeed, and what are the risks for coup-plotters fail? And a surprise raid on North Korea's embassy in Madrid reveals just how difficult and thankless it is to be a dissident against the North Korean regime. But I. In Venezuela yesterday, the opposition leader one Guido made his move to try to overthrow the embattled President Nicolas muddle, he claimed his operation. Liberty would be the final push to depose a man who has retained power only through a sham election. Mr. Guido is supported by millions of Venezuelans or suffering from regime inflicted hunger and hardship. But it's the support of the military. He needs in order to take power. And despite promising early signs not enough of them decided to abandon Mr. Muto. Lobue leniency called Pai tau. In a defiant television address, the president called the attempt of failure lambasting those who handed their souls over to the coup mongering, far, right? I was waking up shortly after six AM by the sound of saucepans being bashed, which is a traditional form of protest in Venezuela. Stephen Gibbs rights for the economist he was among the crowds in the capital Caracas yesterday as events unfolded. And it soon transpired what was going on. And that was the one I do was calling for a military uprising. We went over the us. Lootah bell imprinting gynecology perfume in no fuel inter inter one hundred zero as soon became apparent that. This was by no means a normal day all shops with barricaded opposite. As they usually are when there is a protest, but this was not a typical protest because a Hong wide other was out with soldiers. And they were all standing on this a motorway that overlooks the military basement airbase right in the center of Caracas and those soldiers will wearing blue on bans as a symbol of their defection and the crowds grew and grew. An inside that base. The sort of big question was whether the people inside the soldiers, the conscripts inside would he'd what those outside were saying, which is come and join us rebel against the Madora government. Pretty quick it became apparent that. They weren't going to do that it will far in ice towards the crowns toward us that were just on the other side of the barricade. And then things got even uglier the rebel soldiers. Apparently sort of rattled by something began to fire live rounds into the air. That go to whole lot of people running and it was a precarious situation. And then there was a sort of a standoff that lasted for several hours. One of the more striking things that was was. There was Leopold Lopez. He is Venezuela's most famous political prisoner. He's been in jail or under house arrest since twenty fourteen. So to see him walking the streets. Not balking particularly far was quite extraordinary in in. He managed to release himself by a defection of those people that were guarding him. So it was clear that this wasn't as I say a normal protest. Something unusual was going on that went on for several hours until after the tear gas through gone on bearable. Most of the protesters recapped to the square in out mirror here in eastern Caracas. And there was quite oh and Leopoldo Lopez and several members of the national guard who had defected, and they were being sort of hugged by supporters. They were some of them with. With the family, and this was the image. Of course, the opposition was hoping would be repeated massively across the country. This is what they're trying to do. They're trying to do a sort of fell revolution where the feared security forces. Give up put down their arms and say, you know, we're not going to support Madore or anymore where with this new president and everything's going to change. It didn't happen. It sounds like there was good public supports on the streets anyway for Mr. Guido or the people rallying behind him more widely. The short answer is. Yes, I mean, given that he was a relatively unknown figure last year. And now he is unquestionably the most famous opposition leader in Suada. It is probably were saying that a lot of the support for two is a sort of protest vote against Maduro Midori is not popular. But he given that he is saying that he's leading a popular revolu. Nation that in his last a contested election. The one that you know, Guido and the opposition and much of the international community says was rigged last year in a he's standing for reelection. Or he stood for reelection. In the midst of the deepest recession in the world inflation heading for ten million percent, everyone feeling poor more miserable public services here. Collapsing. So, you know, the idea that he could really come on Syria support seems implausible and what about the military whose allegiance has always been the Lynch pin here. What what support does Mr. Guido have from them? I mean, it might be fair to say not as much support as he hopes since he came on the scene in early January. He has repeatedly said look, I can only do this. If the military come with me, I think there's no question in the lower ranks of the army and the forces people know happy head because they're suffering. Exactly the same way the most. Venezuelan's suffering. The problem is that the high ranking generals and the of Venezuela that notoriously has a top heavy army with with thousands of generals a lot of them on a benefiting from the chaos here from the corruption which Unity's that may afford them a new also the whole forces. This is one of the things that were job is Maderas assisted. Did he politicized that institution? Effectively everyone sort of fouls their allegiance to the socialist, revolution and not just Venezuela. So it is a relatively world controlled institution. As as one guy to is is finding out and what will happen to Mr White. Oh, if this fails altogether. If this fails, which is perfectly probable identing it's necessarily the end of quavo. You know, he will probably continue an hope that the drip-by-drip discontent in the military against Maduro. We'll alternate. Really bear fruit. And I think the other person to watch is there Puerto Lopez. He's now out of house arrest. He's going to be living. It seems in the Spanish embassy. That means he's conceive people. He can meet people he can negotiate and that will be an instinct additional little twist to this long-running saga.

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Trump invites congressional leaders to White House

1A with Joshua Johnson

00:57 sec | 2 years ago

Trump invites congressional leaders to White House

"Successful apply by of an icy space rock in the outer solar system. Daniel Potter of member station. K Q E D reports a new horizon spacecraft is now set to send back photos and data that scientists say could help explain how the planets I formed the probe is more than four billion miles from earth. And it took six hours for its first transmission to arrive after the fly by we have a healthy spacecraft. We've just -ccomplish the most distant fly by missions operations manager. Alex Bowman spoke just after the team checked the probe systems. The target nicknamed. Ultimate Tuli is some twenty miles long and likely made of gases that upset frozen for billions of years to help us understand the origins of our solar system. It will take more than a year for the full results of the fly by the trickle back to earth. But scientists expect to unveil initial findings this week for NPR news and Dino Potter December is being recorded a seeing the sharpest decline in US consumer confidence in several years. That's according to the latest survey from the Conference Board which nonetheless reported that consumers are ending twenty eighteen on a strong note as NPR's Lena Seljuk reports worldwide jitters about a potential economic slowdown appear to have reached American consumers the Conference Board's measure of confidence among US households declined in December. This was the second month that the benchmark fell since the consumer confidence index peaked in October the survey found Americans less optimistic about the short term future of the job market and business conditions. The seems to reflect worries about stock market turbulence week housing data and President Trump's trade policies that said historically speaking. Consumer confidence remains quite strong, and the Conference Board is projecting that the economy will continue expanding in the short-term Alina you and NPR news. And this is NPR news. The feet see museum in Florence. Italy. Says Germany has the moral duty to return a painting stolen by Nazi troops in World War, Two NPR, Sylvia. Pohjola reports a canvas painted by the eighteenth, century Dutch master Johan, van Haisam is worth millions of dollars UPC director, iky Schmidt himself, a German said Berlin's refusal is preventing the wounds inflicted by the horrors of Nazism from healing. The painting the vase of flowers had been on display Florence since eighteen twenty four after it was bought by Grand Duke Leopold in one thousand forty three. It was seized by Nazi troops and brought to Germany it resurfaced in nineteen Ninety-one following German reunification, Germany claims they cannot intervene because of the statute of limitations on crimes committed more than thirty years ago. Schmidt has hung a black and white photo of the painting and the PT palace. With the words stolen, prominently, displayed in Italian English at Djerba. So people Jolie NPR news, Rome. There was one winning ticket sold for the New Year's day mega millions lottery drawing. The lottery says on its website that the loan ticket that matches all six numbers was sold in New York. The Tuesday night jackpot was worth an estimated four hundred twenty five million dollars, the eighth largest in the game's history the cash option totals more than two hundred fifty four million dollars. Mega million says, it's the second time. The game jackpot has been one on New Year's day stock markets in Asia dragging on the first day of trading of the new year the markets in the region down after economic data showed manufacturing activity in China. Slowed in December, this is NPR. Support for NPR comes from the Cy SIMS foundation since one thousand nine hundred eighty five supporting advances in science education and the arts toward a better more just society. More information is available at site. Sims foundation dot org and the listeners of K Q E D overnight clear. Chilly conditions to continue lows as low as the mid thirties up to the low forty s for the bay area. And we expect sunny skies again on Wednesday and little change in temperatures compared with today is expected in the mid fifties. Sacramento overnight, clear lows of thirty to thirty five Wednesday patchy frost possible in the morning, sunny skies through the day with highs around fifty three here is the one eight program with Joshua Johnson. kqeDorg public radio.

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"leopold" Discussed on Longform Podcast

Longform Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"leopold" Discussed on Longform Podcast

"There's a memo that was written on this day i can't discuss it with you should ask for so almost nothing that you cover is lowstakes um now i mean this is this is not frivolous stuff like what what's the incentive for a source either to talk to you about these documents or even just to alert you to their existence these are all people who i'm guessing i don't know but i'm the assuming that most of your sources if they were ousted as a jason leopold source not great for their career no it wouldn't be great for their career i i think that there's this belief perhaps vat in a when he talked about like the cia the nsa save in the state department or or the department of defense that that everyone there wants thing secret right i mean it's just not the case they don't necessarily want to leak though either right there is some value to them to have certain things exposed but to do so in a way that won't get them in trouble look it could be about you know the fact that lots of money is being you know wasted on a certain program and there is again this inherent sort of righteousness that long government employees feel about what's going on i mean they they literally c in here everything right if they've been around long enough perhaps it's a contractor you know hacking vending machine um and the way in which that uh people who view child porn which happens all lots in covering agencies on government computers you know are treated and so there is they don't have the incentive to just leak but they do feel compelled to try and get information out there chelsea manning's.

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"leopold" Discussed on Longform Podcast

Longform Podcast

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"leopold" Discussed on Longform Podcast

"Episodes great it's like a it's a real blend between the lake career talk and also just like very handson how to do something in journal is elegant nuts and bolts uh if you don't know the nuts bolts of sending at an email newsletter don't waste time trying to figure them out just sign up for male champ they make it easy thank you malcolm and now here's erin with jason label welcome jason leopold thank you i wanna talk to you about how you got to what you're doing now the thing you're primarily known for today is foia based journalism you police had a pretty rapid clip how many articles do you think you've published this year this year actually i looked at my author page of buzzfeed and it's been a little over forty yeah let's talk about how you first got started with the foia stuff so what was your first foia request you know my first foia requests was during the bush years and it was largely related to looking for documents related to the torture program or on guantanamo a legal opinions but during that time i really was not savvy with foia i depended largely on sources on anonymous sources on sources that were being perhaps in the know so foia to me at that time just seemed like a tedious task and very difficult to get documents so i did file foia requests but not as frequent as i do now so what are the origins of foil acquitted foia start asfour your is a fifty yearold law uh it's been around for half a century just celebrated its birthday interestingly one of the proponents of foia who helped push it forward was former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld when he was a senator by it essentially came when it the press in the end the public wanted to have some transparency and this is kind of in the period after eisenhower warned of the growing military industrial complex exact and the idea that industry in the military would cut have become one allpowerful force exactly in there were very few people that were pushing for it a particularly in congress i mean notably congress when.

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