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Fresh update on "levy" discussed on Popgram Podcast
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Emmys 2020: Who won big at the first virtual ceremony
"Emmy's happened last night. The last couple days I want to say like through last week, there was some of the you know, technical Emmys and Creative arts Emmys and they've all been I've been seeing like the results of those, but these were the actual Actors and actresses and shows and You know the hole, but it was It was virtual, right? Yes. So every I think that they They actually put a show together to do the Emmys. Um But the other ones that I think we're just getting. I'm sure there was some kind of ceremony on zoom or something. But I don't know that those ones were televised. They might have been. No, I mean, look, I didn't I Maybe you mentioned it. Maybe I read. Maybe I didn't. It was a shock to me at whatever time nine o'clock last night when I started seeing the news roll through, and I was like Emmys. You talked about it a little remember? It was, you know, because Jimmy Kimmel was hosting and so there was some talk, but I play police. Li forgot about it and the whole thing so I didn't see one second of it. Oh, yeah, no. And, frankly, these days because of you, Khun DVR things I'd never sit and watch things in real time anyway, so Because who wants us in just to put the others on When I organize S O. The big winner last night is Schmidt's Creek. It's not the name of the show, but right The clothes. They were saying it on TV because I did see a clip after that. They were saying the word, but I don't want you don't want no trouble with you. Just don't I considered it. You know, it spells have pointed out that every time they say it, they had to put the actual words upon these people can read it with. Oh, right. You see, It's not what you think There's an extra tea and they've thrown at sea in there, okay? So I'm just gonna say Schmidt's creek because I'm with you. You know, whatever. I just guess Monday's gonna be hard enough, right? Yeah. What's our theme? We don't want to. We don't want no trouble. That's right. I keep forgetting the better. That's our theme. Well, since I should write that down here, put it up with all my little, you know, daily affirmations. So the Emmys was virtual And Schmidt's Creek swept in all this is it's actually quite amazing because it has never won an Emmy in any other season. Currently they're grand total of Emmy's up till this season when they took him all zero. It doesn't It seems to be a show that we used to have a million of them. And not that, you know. Ahh, that name in particular is obviously means that's a cable show, right? I mean, it's just It's not your Big four or whatever. But it's just a sitcom, and it's fun and it's and it's not that You could miss it, and you wouldn't care. But you could also sit down and watch four episodes on any given night and be like, Wow, that was light. It was easy is their thread that you follow along with? Yes, it's the family that has moved. Uh, I won't tell you the whole story. But yes, there's a story behind Why they're in this motel and Right off super rich. It's only that I find a just a life. Oh, poor things. Is that a Netflix show? It doesn't even say here. Oh, yeah, It's a Netflix. Yeah. So they won nine Emmys for their sixth and final season, including best comedy Siri's. It's a new record for most wins in a single season for a single comedy. Marvellous. Mrs. Mazel had had the record. They said it in 2018 with eight and then they got eight more in 2019. And I don't know if this means that Mrs Mazel was just completely shut out. Oh, end because all the comedy awards seemed to have gone to Schmidt's Creek. The cast swept the acting categories, and that's the first time a comedy Siri's has done that Eugene Levy and Catharine O'Hara won best actor and actress and Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy, one supporting actor and actress. And they're saying here that's never happened. So congratulations to them. Daniel Levy also set a record for most wins for an individual in a seat in a single season with four because he also got trophies for writing and directing and Best comedy Siri's because he's a producer. So he actually technically that four Just for himself personally. Zero m. He's heading into the night. They never had any kind of incredible. But I guess you know, with my cell dominating in the last couple of seasons would be hard for anyone to rack up any numbers. They also set a record last night at the Emmys for most wins by black actors, including Regina King and Yaya Abdul Mateen. Ah, The second for watchman. Ouzo Duba for Mrs America. And Zendaya for euphoria. She's also the youngest Emmy winner in this category. Outstanding lead actress for drama. Stop me. If you have pulled any audio for any of these things in particular, I pulled some furs and die a winning it Isa from Oakland, apparently which is why we wanted to make sure we've got her on. So here she is reacting. Yeah, it is her reacting and she says a couple of things, but just there's there's a party behind her. So I know that I just want to say thank you to the TV academy to all the other incredible women in this category. I I admire you all so much. This is, um Oh, this is pretty crazy. Didn't really crying, Okay? I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating. But I just want to see that there is hope in the young people out there. I know that our TV show doesn't always feel like a great example of that. But there is hope in the other people, and I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets. I see you. I'm are you I Thank you. And yeah, thank you so, so much. Um, this is thank you. And, of course, is through zoom. So right. Well, everyone was zooming in S O. She's the youngest any award winner for outstanding lead Actress for drama. So congratulations, Twos and Dia. And I guess I assumed that that party was happening in Oakland flatter know about that, But I do know she's she's pretty accomplished for such a young lady heard she's stars in Great America, the greatest showman Ohio. I want to say the great American hero. I don't know what she's in the great American. Ah, SOS and Dia. Congratulations to her. Eddie Murphy and Maya Rudolph one for Saturday Night Live, I guess for guest appearances and Ron Cephas Jones for this is us Eso Black actors Big night of record for most wins by black actors at the Emmys last night. The ceremony itself was obviously very different. Jimmy Kimmel hosted in an empty arena. Tried to fool us with crowd reactions from past ceremonies. Was anyone some of that? Yeah, sure. I'll watch a little of that. Oh watchmen. Also what Jerry Falwell Jr was into Flashing people appreciating and there's a flash of him in the audience. Then how much hilarious here that would mean that no one is in the audience. That would mean that I'm a lump here all alone. You'll see them. They turn the lights up. Just of course I'm here all alone. Of course. We don't have an audience. This isn't a mag a rally. It's the Emmys. Instead of a live audience. We took a page from baseball tonight and we filled the seats with cardboard cutouts of the nominees. You can see we have. Regina King, Hugh Jackman, Jason Bateman. Wait a minute. Go back one. Jason Patient, He's really hilarious. Yes, they did move. Mind your business Camel Big night for May. I know it's a big night but you can't be in here. We have very strict safety protocols. I'm clean guy. OK, I'm a big big washer upper always have been smell my hands like a garden. No, thank you. I'm sure you're clean. That's not the point. We just have a limit on how many people we can have in the building. So you really need to go? No, I don't. I don't. Okay. I haven't left the house for six months. Don't send me back there. I want to be here. This isn't a ritzy You know, I mean, I wantto eat shrimp with the cast of the crown. All right, I'm gonna want Mario Lopez asked me about my pants. Let's go. We don't have any friends that you could stay as long as you promise to laugh at my jokes. I'm out. I'm gonna call the car Loved Jason Bateman. Job. Good job s O. He reveals he's alone Except for Jason Bateman. Jimmy Kimmel. Continue with the show and some presenters did join him live. Jennifer Aniston was there. Did you grab that? I did here. Let me just pull that up. On the video. I said. I said, thanks, Jimmy. Other all across the stage from each other, Never, Never mind. It? Yes, I'd love some wine. No, I I said, Never mind. Oh, why are you standing all so far away from me, Dr Fauci said 60 ft. So 60 ft. No, isn't he said 6 Ft. Thank you. You also have sexy feet. Okay? Here, and that's it. Hilarious by the way. She then got in her extremely fast car lives right around the corner from there, and ah, she she made another appearance from her house later. So right? Yeah, but we're here. Oh, okay heads and there's Courtney Cox, Courtney's there. Of course I'm here. We live together. You do know there's a lag. Yeah, We've been roommates since 1994. But I don't know is it is this live TV? Both of you very well done. It's super cute. But the awkward, you know, three seconds of science, retired ruins everything before it does. We're very well acquainted with the awkward three seconds of silence, ruining everything. That is the life we're living right now. Anyway. Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox and Lisa could row whether she just jetted home after 60 ft. Away appearance on the show the awards, though, as they handed these out So I'm not sure how exactly this happened. If only the people who were actually getting the awards had people in has Matt suits outside their homes. No, it seems that Ah, they had everybody on standby like you'd have somebody in front of your house and has been with the award, but you might not win. So that way, everybody still kind of Were they holding? Just like a box. So you didn't know if there was any in it or not. Or that there were things that they were popping out of boxes, too. And that no one boxes that seemed really mean That was a really when I think, John Oliver, go when I have that mean here and you just pulled it up for you, too. Barrett. It pops open and there is it Pops open and and some confetti sprays out. Although that is right on the desk of his HBO set. Although I assume that that desk is in his garage, no, right. Cause that's where he's doing it from. So anyway. Nominees were all it remote locations, many in their own homes. Ah, they were doing the awards were delivered to those locations by people in has Matt suits, and they say someone had to be on hand for every so there was a guy hanging out in Has Matt suit whether you won or not, Some people actually took a visit. Do you have the Remmy use of dew? So this guy did not win in his category. Vinny and Ah, and there's the guy who has He's he's holding the little trophy. He's got the ones walking away having Oh, my God by you didn't win. All that's so sad, right? Well in some categories, all the nominees were given a box and then the winners boxwood Spring open and a hand holding the statue would pop out some They? Obviously a lot of people had to know that they did or didn't when I had a time. Other highlights her H e r her belt it out. Nothing compares to you. During the Emmys in Memoriam segment. Here's a little Since you've been gone ever. I can see whoever dinner in a fancy restaurant. Nothing can take away these blues. Come So she's playing piano, too. Way link that up with the Facebook page that people can see that isolated. Thank you. Ah, David Letterman got kicked out of an uber before presenting an award. I'm sure that wasn't set up. Celebrities revealed what they've been doing during the pandemic. Stop me if you have any of this stuff, Bernie Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington tried to skip 2020 skip to 2021 by ring in the New Year's Belle and her here. I watch Dave Letterman thing doesn't translate actually, wasn't it was? I don't know. It's the The New Year's party just wasn't I don't know It was well, you know, New Year's party with only two people is just not Doesn't feel New Year's Eve. They're saying The emotional highlight of the night was Tyler Perry's speech while accepting the governor's award. Um and then let me see if there's anything else here that I want to make sure that you I just have you have any questions about any categories Have all the categories here, I should, say Dave Chappelle, one for sticks and stones, best pre recorded variety special. Um, yeah, I don't have any questions, but I do. Look without trying to sound like I'm patting ourselves on the back because I'm not trying to do that. I give credit to anybody who's trying to do a show right now. Absolutely. It's a pain in the butt, and you'll see why they could absolutely see why they went through with it. But I could also see if they said not this year, everyone where does it go ahead? Mail you your prize and Here's the announcement work and that and the example the best example of it is that three The five second lag between the friends and less like Jesus. What is that? That's that's live. That's national TV. That's international TV right now. Well, that's you know, that's the world. We're living in pin, right? Everything sucks. The best variety sketch. Siri's went to Saturday night live and actually have a little bit of news about that. The full cast from last year is coming back this year. Usually there are at least some changes, and there were rumors that Kay McKinnon was going to leave. And she's got a career outside of this, but season 46 is starting October 3rd. And it's coming back to Rockefeller Center studio for the first time since the shutdown. They are going toe put all kinds of safety protocols in place, but it looks like we're going to get actual I'm sure will be no audience. But it will be live apparently, and that will happen there at their normal studio. So they say. The last time there was no caste turnover between seasons was 07 when the 33rd season began with the ensemble intact, So everybody who you liked last year and everybody who didn't like last year We'll be back. That season 46 in playing Joe Biden. On Saturday night Live will be Jim Carrey. Oh, wow, really adding a big name to play one of the candidates. Ah, it looks like You know, they're saying it's gonna happen Ah for the for the debut, but they're basically safe in the 46 season, which debuts October 3rd. I I I'm guessing that he's sort of signed on to participate this whole season. There's going to be a lot of Biden this season. So maybe they said we, you know, and we'll pay you and we'll put you up and you could be alone. Fancy shmancy penthouse in New York City. So they are adding three new featured players to their cast. They'll have a limited studio audience for the coming season, but it's going to it's going to happen. And Jim Carey is I'm looking at a side by side of the two of them with a little make up, I think Kind of like, I think his teeth are going to work. I think it's going to work October. 3rd is when the new season starts, and we'll get to see how Jim Carey does plan Joe Biden's I Love So It doesn't matter to me before you a break, sir. Do you want to hear Because the texture of accident about hers performance saying that you check out her guitar riff in the end? Oh, she jumped up from the piano and gets on the guitar playing the cameras. He had a guitar strapped to the back of her so Oh, Here we go. This's the show Chad with the, uh that was beautiful. I really like her. Yeah, That'll be a pithy ceremony. Facebook page. She played guitar when she came in and saying for us, right? She did. Yes, she was. That was that was lovely. Only her Her is her
Fresh update on "levy" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Charlie. Thank you so much. Let's get out to our pal at Ludlow in San Francisco because he was watching watching Battery day with baited that he had a Battery Day T shirt. Oh, yeah, maybe even a cap. He would he would totally rock a battery day teacher. You have a better day T shirt. I absolutely do not have any other Tesler memorabilia for that man was there any swag wasn't like battery. They hand out long Ellen did where masculine. Must did wear a Battery Day T shirt on, and I'm led to believe that investors that were gathered in the audience. I don't know if you guys saw but the investors We're invited to the day because it was a joint investor annual meeting and Battery Day. They were essentially in the Fremont parking lot of Tesla's facility, right and sitting in individual. Tesla's watching the executives on stage and it was very it was very cove. It put it that way. Tesla's like honked when he would say something correct. There was a lot of honking like driving. It's like driving a bus. That's the best way to describe. It is like a driving. So what did we do? Learn what we learn from Mr Musk. And why are investors kind of grumpy? Okay, Start with the easy questions s. I think it's a case off. The battery pack is at the center of economics of electric Vehicles. You know our colleagues that Bloomberg any F do analysis on the on this all the time. The battery pack accounts for around 25 to 40% of manufacturing costs and all of the announcements that Tesla made yesterday on specific cell chemistry items on then building their own batteries, so create producing their own battery cells. On the changes that they're using the manufacturing process. All of that is geared towards this goal that they've set of Harding the cost of their batteries. Okay, and any links to this preoccupation of villain mask, which is affordability. It's something that he brought up in July on the ending's cool. He said that Tesla would fail in its mission. Teo transition the world to sustainable energy if it didn't bring an affordable levy to market, So that was kind of the big ticket announcement that Testa is in the next three years going to bring a $25,000 model, which yet to be given a name to market and on your second question, which I think was disappointment. Why is the market down today? You know, you need to remember that so much of the run up in the shares in recent weeks and months. Has been on anticipation about Battery Day. It's a date that's been in the diary. For a long time. Expectations were very elevated going into this, I think Dan Levy, a Credit Suisse, who has ah neutral rating on the stock, even put a note out, saying that the investors he'd spoken to were describing this as a sell the news event that the bar was so high for whatever it was going to be announced that this was likely to happen anyway. You know, according to that note You know, to close the loop on both of those things Thes air exciting. It's substantive announcements around battery technology. The thing is, is that they don't come into the real world until 2022 you guys will remember that Ellen tweeted on Monday, a sort of Sweet, which tempered expectations in line with that 2022 timeline. You know, I love this idea for a really evey. You know, that is of Tesla caliber for $25,000. But is it going to be like You know that the three that was supposed to be the low cost model that started at 35, but it really by the time you put everything on was a lot more expensive than that. Is that the same thing? I was really trying to go for a mass market here. Like my colleague and the leader of automotive coverage now in Europe, Craig True, They'll put out a fantastic piece, which highlighted all of the promises Ilan and mask has made in recent years and how they're they often have come true. But on a delayed timeline, and you're exactly right when the model three was unveiled in 2016 Elon Musk promised $35,000 Version of it, and you know, in present day we don't really have that. There isn't a version of it, which is Lois Beck and available for around $35,000. With subsidies and tax incentives on Biff. You take advantage of all of those that are available. The thing is about this announcement, a $25,000. We don't know any of the specs of it. There's no hard deadline for when it comes out. But it is a statement of ambition. You know, global evey sales are still what slightly north of 4% of, you know. Total vehicle sales globally. Penetration of Eve's is small compared to you know, it's combustion engine cousin. And I think there's a broad acceptance from the market. And you know a real passion from Tesla's that the only way to advance this kind of shift TVs is to bring the price tag down. And you know who knows what a $25,000 even looks like in three years time. You know if they're making all these advancements in range, then surely this $25,000 Vehicle will be good value in three years time, but we just don't know We didn't get any of the specifics. But what I love is he probably pokes the rest of the auto industry. Who says Wait a minute is going I mean, that's the market my road map. Exactly. Alright, Ludlow. You're the best great to catch up with you. Our colleague out in services go. I believe he has a battery Day T shirt. I don't but I bet he would wear it if you made it. Stay in San Francisco and had dead Baxter. What we.
A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards
"It was a record setting night at the Emmys it was an off night for Catherine o'hara Eugene levy Schitt's creek address seventeen Daniel levy Schitt's creek the Canadian shows with all the comedy awards up for grabs at the news last night and with all the mentions of made some viewers think you were watching HBO or Showtime since the title sounds like some place you would not want to be called with or without a paddle dominating the drama category succession it won three Emmys Jimmy Kimmel hosted with all the nominees patched in online that made our home screens look a much cooler zone meeting the kind that we have to indoor sometimes at work or school I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Here are the 2020 Emmy Awards highlights
"So much nowadays traditional Glam, gathering of the EMMYS was shrunk down to a virtual version. This year, the winners had to dial in from their sofas but did to scale down show remove any of the fun while I'm joined by the phone critic Karen Cranach from welcome back Karen. Now, Jimmy Kimmel called this the pandemic. What was it like? You. Don't I was reading about the run up because of course, they had five days of the creative emmys, which was very interesting which covered documentarian sports things like that. We don't really get to see those its role waiting for the television ones television on comedy and they're all saying, oh, it's can be terrible to glitches and there were absolutely no. Glitches at all the writing was sensitive national it probably would have worked alive, and in fact, what they were doing is they were cutting back into the audience of previous years. So at first we thought Kimmel was presented to reluctance of couldn't be, and then of course, we see that it's an empty staple center with cardboard cutouts except one person Jason Bateman. It worked really really well, and as you said, he called the Pan Denny's. You can't have virus without a host modest M.. It. Last year it was host free. So he's making a double point there isn't he? Will he is I mean there is a discussion for all the wards shows that you know do we really need a host to carry through to give a a link King presents between all of the awards and sometimes you need that sometimes you don't, but he's very, very good in this effect was. Nominated himself didn't win but for for this year. So he solid reacted really well, and particularly with Jennifer Aniston was was there in I'm assuming was a prerecorded, extra it live. Where he's burning one of the emmy envelopes to sanitize it, and if the fire gets out of control, she actually does put put. The. Fire. Out on stage. Tell US little bit more than about. Who won who lost how things went? Arguably, this was possibly our final reminder. Some was that it was a blissful reminder of our recent past, but people could still make television in the same room. I think we're we're all I. Think we're we're going to get nostalgic about these virtual awards shows really because they could do so much more with with a with a regular live show somebody sends in a prerecorded or televisual link you feel cheated. Now you feel that you've got more possibility because the people can actually record something or talk to you live. So it Kinda works really well, for example, before I go to the awards there was almost apprentice reunion lease a Jennifer Aniston Courtney Cox and Lisa kudrow showed up altogether and Jimmy Kimmel's going what are you doing together and he goes she goes well, we've Jennifer says. We've been living together since nineteen ninety four. It was just a lovely surprised wouldn't have been able to happen in real life. So it was great now. watchmen with the big re reimagined science fiction. Series was for twenty six nominations at one eleven including UN series. Star. Regina. King and also best limited series which is amazing and that helped push the HBO show to Thirty Wins in total, which is very important and also Shits Creek, of course, we have to put little tm on there because it's spelled S. C. H. W. T. s. did a sweep a to record for comedy shows of nine wins and it was yeah it's it's incredible. It's last is the final. Season for that show and it was wonderful to see all of our beloved. Canadian actors. That was a hugely hugely popular series it turned up on flicks. But it didn't start with nets, which is weird. Yes it has found that second life. Elsa Bell Rutland. Well, it was really pop TV and it just it got a cult following because. I mean, these I've been watching Catherine O'Hara Levy since the seventies I mean they were at second city which the rivals Saturday night live we've seen them in American pie everywhere. These are very, very good season actors and writers and the fact that they show up with this unique show on pop TV it just goes to show you that if something's good against audience people will see
Amazon Alexa Jobs in Canada
"Hey Terry here with your flash briefing for Monday. Hope you're off to a good start for your week as I promised a last week I've been diving into a little bit of the jobs that are available with Amazon particularly in Canada and there are a number of jobs particularly in Vancouver and Toronto that are currently available. And apart from yes you may be interested in applying for those jobs and by the way you can see those at Amazon dot jobs I was interested to see what kind of jobs are being posted because that may give us a little bit of a clue in terms of what features maybe seeing soon and one of the first jobs that came up on this list was. A development. Manager for Lexi Guard so you don't know guard is one of the features that is available in united. States. But it's not here in Canada. So what does that mean? Well, it does mean that Amazon obviously is trying to bring that to Canada but if they're looking to hire someone to work on it, it probably means that it's not quite ready yet for prime time here in Canada. So that's a little bit on the Lexi Guard. Some of the other jobs that I'm seeing posted include and these are all in Canada. Areas of applied scientists software development engineers, a quality assurance engineers, solutions, architects applied scientists. Language engineers a senior V voice user interface designer for Lexi shopping. So That's interesting. They WanNa Canadian to working on that lots and lots of development engineers I'm seeing. and. Finally, I'm seeing job called senior software development engineer for Lexi orchestration, and to be honest, I'm not sure what orchestration means when it comes to Levy. But in the job description, the job description, it says lexi or. Is situated at the center of all Lexi customer experiences whether they are traditional custer, customer initiated speech interactions, or the growing set of lexi initiated proactive scenarios such as routines and notifications very interesting anyway. So there's a little bit of insight into what's going on in Canada with the market. Again, if you're one of those jobs, definitely check it out, go to Amazon dot jobs and apply in. We'll get some Greek Canadians on the team. All right. Have a wonderful day talk to you soon.
Emmys 2020: Schitt's Creek big win and Zendaya is the youngest lead drama actress winner at 24
"Emmy Awards were held virtually this year. A big winner. And the Emmy goes to to seven seven of of the the statues statues went went two two Shits Shits Creek, Creek, including including outstanding outstanding comedy comedy riding riding and and to to the the four four main main stars stars for for lead lead as as supporting supporting roles. roles. Here's Here's Daniel Daniel Levy, Levy, writer writer and and supporting supporting actor actor in in a a comedy comedy winner. winner. Unbelievable Unbelievable way way to to end end our our Siri's. Siri's. I I don't don't think think you you could could ever ever ask ask for for a a better better conclusion conclusion to to a a story story than than then then tonight, so we are absolutely thrilled. Best drama went to succession, best drama, Limited series or movies went toe watchman Zenda. Took home the Emmy for lead actress in a drama for her role in euphoria after her win, she did a zoom call with reporters. You know, it's extremely important. I think rude to me was so special about her character is that she is, um Hostile, whole human beating and she's layer than she's. Um, and she's complicated. Jimmy Kimmel hosted there was no live audience winners accepted via live feeds. Emily Valdas can extend 70 news radio.
“Schitt’s Creek” wins Emmy Award for best comedy series, capping a clean sweep of the show’s comedy categories
"The way, Shits Creek having a great night so far best actor in a comedy also went to the show's Eugene Levy. And now it just one right now Outstanding writing in a comedy series, so that's the first three Emmys that went to the show, which is a strong sign the pop TV show will go on to win best comedy for its last
Conviction politics: Floridas disenfranchised felons
"Joe Biden took to the campaign trail in Florida, this week. As a rally for Hispanic voters Mr. Biden emphasized seemed like a eight point. Getting people out to vote. So please. This election. Make your vote her. Through your vote, your voices her. Make a plan to vote has been pointed out. Make your plan to help your community for. But the very act of voting in this year's election has become contentious. President trump has been railing against mailing voting is having little evidence of fraud this whole ballot system where you can send it in. and. It's not even requested. We're not talking about it solicited. They're unsolicited ballots and they're sent in is very dangerous or our country and in Florida a fight over voting rights for former felons could see hundreds of thousands of people disenfranchised. So. In Two thousand eighteen voters in Florida approved a constitutional amendment allowing felons who had served their time except for murderers at certain sex related offenders to vote in elections. After that amendment passed Florida's Republican legislature passed a law saying, that's fine. They can vote but they have to pay back all the fines, fees and restitution costs of their incarceration. John Facile is economists. Washington correspondent. So that's the sort of thing that sounds quite reasonable. Right if you stole one hundred bucks from someone, you gotta pay back what you stole before you can vote but Florida's criminal justice system is unusually reliant on fines and fees from offenders. So you have people who had been convicted of felonies poor people who had to pay fifty dollars to get a public defender or one hundred bucks for some sort of fee to file a complaint. then. You also had fines levied on them that were quite heavy. So I spoke to one woman who was convicted of her part in a fraud scheme that she says was unwitting, but she was ordered to pay back fifty, nine, million dollars and no. One's ever going to be able to do that. I spent time with another young man who was convicted of a felony while he was basically just out of school and it turns out that when he went to registered to vote, he owed four thousand dollars to the county where he was arrested nobody had ever told him. That and other courts allowing this law to stand the courts have let it stand on Friday the last court in Florida weighed in and they've let the stand the court said the fines and fees were part of the criminal sentence. So they couldn't be said to a fully completed their full sentence until they had paid off everything they were told to pay off. So it looks as though almost eight hundred thousand people who thought they would be able to vote may not be able to vote and so is the supreme court likely to weigh in at this point now again? It's probably not going to go to the supreme. Court again, they declined to hear it in July, before that last appeal they declined over the strong objections of Justice Sotomayor who accused her colleagues of continuing trend of condoning disenfranchisement that's in Florida is this happening else? Well, the rules regarding where and how felons can vote changed dramatically from state to state you have some states like for mountain main where people can vote while in. Prison and you have some states like Florida used to be where if you've been convicted of a felony anytime, you never have the right to vote. So it's a Patchwork of laws regarding felony and franchise, but the trend has been over the past decade or so to loosen restrictions rather than strengthen them. But as we've seen in Florida sometimes that involves bats lighting sometimes the loosening isn't as loosened practice as it appears it should be. Felons aside, how easy or hard is it in general for people who exercise their right to vote in America? It's harder than I think it should be it's harder than most people think it should be it used to be the case that the Voting Rights Act which was passed in nineteen sixty five required jurisdictions with a history of voter discrimination. To submit any changes to how they conduct elections to the Justice Department in two, thousand, thirteen, the supreme court basically gutted it. The Voting Rights Act they said that requirements should no longer apply since then around seventeen hundred polling places have closed and previously covered jurisdictions, the largest numbers were in Texas Arizona and and most of those places are in heavily minority district. There's also the problem of long lines often what I found that I was recovering Super Tuesday in Texas before everything shutdown is that in suburban precincts. White it was much easier to vote than in inner city precincts, which were which were heavily African American of the Tino. In two, thousand, sixteen around half a million voters failed to cast ballots at their polling places because of problems at those polling locations. So I think people tend to think of voter suppression as as physically keeping people away from the polls that really doesn't happen. What does happen is that the exercise the franchise is likely to be much more onerous if you're a non white than if you're white, are we seeing any of those problems this round this time round for the election that's coming up. Yeah. We saw them in full force in Wisconsin in their primary earlier this spring in April. Shortage of poll workers as much of America does as result, they're only five precincts total in the city of Milwaukee, which is the state's biggest city in which had one hundred, eighty precincts in two, thousand sixteen. There are a lot of places that are really concerned about having enough poll workers to have all the polling place that should be open poll workers tend to be retirees, which puts them at high risk of Covid, and so a lot of them understandably don't WanNa come out and and sit in the crowded place for long hours. But there's a fear that this shortage of poll workers is GONNA lead to a lot fewer polling places in there should be. Perhaps. It's a naive question but why would anyone want to make harder for people to vote? So there are those who say that because Republicans are so dependent on older white voters who tend to be the most reliable voters that is in their interest to make it harder for non white and young voters to vote. Donald Trump. When he was talking about expanding postal voting essentially gave the game away. He said they had things levels of voting that if you ever agree to it, you'd never have a republican elected in this country again. So it seems as though Republicans rather than trying to appeal to as many voters as possible regardless of race color creed or. Are really trying to tailor the electric to best suit themselves. What about voting by mail something that would seem obvious into pandemic but that's been hugely divisive. This round hasn't it. Yeah Donald Trump has been inveighing against it, which is odd because there's a ton of research that shows that voting by mail tends to improve turnout but not for any particular political party more recently, he has been encouraging his supporters to vote by mail I. Think he has got nervous that if Democrats vote by mail and huge numbers and Republicans don't vote by mail at all then this may lead to an imbalance in the results that doesn't favor him. There have been polls that have showed that as many as fifty percent of Democrats, more plan to vote by mail whereas only one in five Republicans do you can imagine it sort of pandemic situation in red states where Republicans don't want to go to the polls but think that voting by mail is corrupt is now trying to walk back some of the damage you may have caused. How do all these trends impact the election this year? Do you think John? I think that between the president inveighing against the election warning that it's going to be rigged concerns about foreign interference. There is an alarming number of Americans people on both sides of the aisle who thinks that this year's election won't be free and fair I. Think there are concerns that people may be less likely to vote and that once they vote, they'll be less likely. To accept the results of the elections that is going to lead people to lose faith in democracy itself for those who do want get the vote out what are they doing about it? Well, people can check their registration status early, they could make sure that their friends and neighbors are all registered. I think there's a lot of worry among Democrats because traditional touch points that. They use to register voters you know the DMV or college voter registration drives those aren't happening now because of the pandemic and there are fears that young people are not registering at the numbers they should be. But for Florida's felons, there have been organizations that are working to pay off fines and fees almost four million dollars have been raised so far. Bloomberg who had been. Running for president said, he will spend one hundred million dollars of his own money to help Joe Biden win in. Florida. I think there's there's a hope that some of that will go to paying off fines and fees, but unfortunately, it looks like whatever happens not everyone who thought that they would be eligible to vote will, in fact, be eligible to vote this fall in Florida.
Trent Grisham fans the flames of Dodgers-Padres rivalry after home run
"The dodgers manager Dave Roberts he complained that the padres didn't show Clayton Kershaw proper respect after hitting a big home run Trent Grisham hit the home run and he hit a home run in the sixth inning off Clayton Kershaw to tie the game. And he stared at down a little bit and. Dodgers Dave Roberts was not pleased. He said, I don't mind guys admiring a homer. Certainly, it's a big game big hit. Robert. Said after the game I really liked the player I just felt that to over kind of stay at home plate certainly against a guy like Clayton who's got the respect of everyone in the big leagues and what he's done in this game, I took exception to that because I think there's a certain respect that you give a guy like that if you homer against him. People I think then said, well, wait a minute the dodgers. Made. Member when they hit the home run off Madison Bumgarner didn't they turn it into a t shirt that they kind of. Sat there and. Admired their homerun. Kershaw himself had the right position. He I'm not gonNA worry about their team. Let him do what he wants.
How to Make Your Website Accessible to All
"Hello My name is Jeff White. And I'm the CO founder of Kula Partners, a marketing and web design, and Development Agency based in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada. We work primarily with BT manufacturers located throughout North America and I'm also the CO host of a podcast called the Kula ring where we interview those manufacturing marketers and learn about their successes and failures and the things that they're most interested are excited about. But today, I'm here to talk to you about how to make your website accessible to all. It's a really important topic and not one that a Lotta people understand or even know. The importance of. But the fact of the matter is. Over thirteen percent of adult Americans have some form of disability with vision and hearing loss being the most prevalent and in this day and age there are actually lawsuits being levied against organizations that do not have. Websites in fact, the same laws that apply to accessible places such as having wheelchair ramps or accessible washrooms the ADA. With disabilities, act applies to the web. So what are we going to talk to you today about how you can structure your site in a way? So that is going to be available and accessible to everyone and I'm GonNa show you exactly what you can do in order to make your site available to all. With thirteen percent of Americans having disability, and the fact that in many beat be sales relationships having eight ten to fourteen. Members of buying committee. There's a very real chance that some of the people that you're trying to sell to actually do have a disability and as such ensuring that your site is available to those people is not only the right thing to do but it also may impact your ability to sell to the companies that you want to sell to. So, let's talk about that. From a foundational perspective. One of the very first things that you need to consider when you're building an accessible website is that your navigation is clear and concise and that it makes sense and adds value to the content on the site. Many. People when they're putting together their information architecture, there's main sitemap navigation? Used general categories such as products services about us, things like that. But those don't really begin to describe what kinds of content you're going to find underneath of them. and. I often urge our clients and others that we work with to use more descriptive language that talks about the actual categories of products at the top level of their site. This ensures that upon first glance or I read through of those navigation categories that someone can actually get more information about what it is that your company does or cells. So I would encourage you to put those key categories into the navigation to ensure that it actually makes additional sense to someone who's breeding it or viewing it for the first time. While it's very important for your navigation to be well-structured and for the link names to be relevant and descriptive of the content that people are going to find behind them. Structuring the page hierarchy of the site is of equal importance. And not only does this help to organize the content within the site, but it also helps to ensure that visitors to the site are able to find where they are in the overall site structure. You need to add signposts, breadcrumbs, and other elements help people exactly what page people are on within the site and what category of content they're looking at it in. This will help them ensure that they know where they are spatially within the site. One of the great things about using semantic. For your navigation is that not only are you going to make it easier to understand in use for all of your site visitors, but it's going to have a positive impact on your on page search as well. So as you're creating this navigation, the second thing that you need to consider is that people with certain disabilities are going to have a hard time navigating the site with traditional tools like track pads and mice, and touch. They're going to be using screen readers and other assistive tools. And they need to be able to move through the site in a way that isn't necessarily the same as what a sighted person would be able to do. So, we like to employ something called keyboard navigation that allows a user to quickly skip past all of the chrome or navigational elements that they can get right to the meat of the site this happened by hitting the tab key and allowing somebody to actually skip directly to the content within the site, and if they choose not to do that, it will actually read to them what the different navigational elements are. So implementing keyboard navigation is one of the quickest things that you can do to actually make your site accessible. If you're looking for a guide to all of the requirements for website accessibility you need look no further than the website content accessibility guidelines or why Cag-. This is a list of all of the available accessibility features and things that need to be built into your site to meet or exceed the accessibility standards. There are currently two core levels that we are concerned about, and that's Aa and. AAA. AAA guidelines actually add additional scope for higher level contrast, as well as devices and considerations for those with cognitive disabilities, not just hearing or sight. And there are two different levels of this. The AA guidelines have less stringent contrast requirements. In. Small text. It's four and a half to one in the triple A. Guidelines looking at a difference of seven to one. So this insures that text that is smaller than eighteen point in Roman or fourteen point in bold has sufficient contrast between the foreground, the background. So as to be legible to those who may not have the ability to see it as clearly as those with regular normal site.
"levy" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"No it's not limiting because I think I'll always have gay characters in whatever I do I think the the great thing about the show and what I've always wanted to do was just. These inclusive as I possibly can include Eric does that represent my life in a way that doesn't feel like there has to be a lesson learned and I think the casual nature of of just including people is what we need more of just generally I think in television without having to. Make the the gay characters, the Butts of the joke where the punch line I think it's just showing people who they are. That's what that's. That's sort of life, and I think as a result I will always have queer characters in whatever I continue to to right just because that's important for me and it's such a necessary conversation to have. I think that very casualness that you talk about. Sample joyous. To see themselves affected on television screens and I think we're realizing more and more that there are so many people who have not seen themselves on television. Yeah. Yeah and and the response you've had to that has been. Huge, hasn't I mean so many people have reached out to you in an to celebrate that very fact and been. So touched by the fight that that it's not an issue. Yeah. I mean I didn't. We certainly didn't intend for that to be as meaningful as it has been for people but I think you just realize that. It goes to show just how rare those kinds of story lines are did that taken by surprise? And did because I think. I was just sort of writing something that I hoped would reflect my you know my life in ways that I hadn't seen before and I had no in no idea that it would kind of have the effect it had not just on Queer people but on their parents on their friends, it's been It's been quite remarkable and also you know people are describing the the. Show is kind of groundbreaking and I always say like it's a it's a strange compliment because it shouldn't be groundbreaking at this point. You know it's twenty twenty. These kinds of stories should exist all over the place but I guess to be part of of this new kind of wave of television that feels inclusive I. It's a wonderful. It's a wonderful time to be making television Having, conquered the World Sitcom and Canada you've now got A development deal in on ABC. At the world that you were saying, you know the the were ratings are analyzed where every everything you do is. On a different scale are you looking forward to that? Is that an exciting place to be? Yet been great it's been. It's been I went there because the team was so supportive of of what I was doing and I think the key, the key to anything is just surrounding yourself with a team of people that get what you're doing and wanted just help you continued to grow and that's what I'm doing. You know there's there's a lot we're developing a lot I mean, it's exciting. It's an exciting new world and know there's been a lot of things that I had been kind of jotting down while I was doing shits creek and I think because I chose to see all the way through. From start to finish, it didn't allow for any space to develop anything else. So so now I kind of opened up the journals that I had been keeping and really started to to look at the ideas that I n had while I was working on Shits Creek and and some of them were were were properly developing at this point in some some other ideas just came to me you know in the past few months. So it's it's a whole new world and it's really it's it's really exciting and I think the fact that people seem to like the show has afforded. A liberal of opportunity that I had never seen coming and yes. So I'm you know I'm I'm excited to sort of get a few things off the ground in the next in the next year or so and. And hopefully work with you. Oh, if you leave if you'd be willing Danielle, you don't have to ask twice. Okay. Rate the very you've Susan already said too much I'll be. Waiting for script. And nothing more. Having had dot massive success does that Does not feel like then the pressure to do something. Is Is is greater or does or actually there's a work as a confidence to feel like you're allowed in the room. No I think it's a bit of both I think it's interesting I. Go back to that same kind of idea that I had when I had left MTV I anytime you you walk away from something where you had had some success it's important to just not ever feel. Like you have to be defined by what you've done, that's been the biggest lesson for me is like not having this show define what I'm going to do in the future I'm so proud of it. I will love it till the day I die, and if this is the one great thing that I've ever put out into the world and that's a wonderful thing for me it's really about. Looking forward, not backward an hope hopefully trying my best to curb my own sense of of expectation whether you know whether I can continue to tell stories that that mean something to me and hopefully to other people and you know I think you know hopefully we can keep up that same level of quality but you know. Either worker it's not. There's such a joy to what you do and I for one kind of wait to see what the next thing might be wherever it may be, and whether I'm in or not a will be better if I am in it but Dan thank you so much. Next time we got married in the theater after the matinee all the audience left we got married on the stage. He was a witness Hugh. Jackman Nice show business was the witness at your.
"levy" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"You would take what they brought. You would give them something back was set of evolving thing or did they just take it and run with it and no? No No. I think even before we started working. I had sat down with Catherine Multiple Times just rice gus everything from how she wanted her character to speak to how she wanted the character to be dressed to He everything in between and You know she brings so much to the table just in terms of laying the groundwork for her character before we even begin and then it was really just running with what people had to offer in what people brought to the characters and I made sure before we even started the show that I sat down with with most of our actors just. Walked through the pilot episode with them asked him. If there was anything that character that they didn't feel was in line with what they want the character to be and really kind of personalized experience from the beginning so that when they walked onset, they were as comfortable with characters, they possibly could be. So that was really important and I think just inherently the the structure of the show was about A. Group of people who have no idea who they are and the goal was that the more seasons that we got the more, we were able to peel back the layers and expose these people for who they really were and and you know when have their have their eyes open to the fact that money doesn't solve problems in money doesn't bring happiness I mean it's not a novel idea but was something that. Was Really Fun to explore unfortunately we were given that kind of runway to tell these stories in a comedy but even like this sort of the ticks of the characters seem to come from a very truthful place. Like the way. David is not home my wife summons me. That is. I mean, you know that becomes became becomes it'll haunt me for the rest of my life. Is sure it becomes almost a catchphrase and yeah, it never feels untruthful as oppose was that something like and like the way The, way. Morris has. Become again now, that's how we say that word in our highs and I suppose these things only really work if they're not too self-conscious if they arise of the truth, the characters is that fair? Yeah I. Think we always made sure that there was a level of freedom in in performance that if people wanted to try things or say different things, we would would certainly entertain them because that's where I think the the real DNA of what the actor brings to the table in and for us it was about I would say it was about seventy, thirty, seventy, five, twenty, five in terms of scripted versus. Improvised, we always tried to leave some room for improvise ation. So the worst of that would happen just on the floor between takes Oh. Yeah. We we do a rehearsal and work things out in rehearsal before we even shot. Okay. So but again, I think when actors feel comfortable when you're not in a toxic environment where you're fearful of contributing something, you really get the best out of everybody. So it does take off run the world you do six seasons. But at the even before you start the six season, it's very clear that is going to be the last one. So, what's the thought was? How do you get to the point of going on now we walk away well I. You know I had carefully kind of laid out the majority of the seasons in advance I. I knew where I wanted them to go and I saw the show kind of has chapters in a book and I knew that by by season three that we were. Relatively halfway through the book and I originally was going to end the show and after season five, and then we were given the option to have two seasons five and six I think knowing that we had those two seasons locked in really allowed for a really thoughtful approach to hopefully to winding things down in a way that felt really motivated and I'm a big fan of. Shows that the leave a great lasting taste in your mouth? I think you know in America I think England has done so well is just really I mean you guys do till we run away if it's successful, we don't we dump. Like a Hawk Coal and run away screaming from it is. You know. So. But there's something really amazing about that. I mean I think it speaks to the quality and it speaks to the care that's put into the shows. So for us, it was really just about wanting the legacy of the show to be something joyful for people in for them to. To love as much when it ended as they did when it started if not even more. and. So we really kind of built to that conclusion and tried to lay the groundwork slowly. And carefully so that by the time we we wrapped up our last episode. It felt it felt easy because we were around that time I think. So many television shows don't get that kind of heads up. So they have to either if they find out that their shows going away, they have to wrap up your a million stories in. In six episodes or whatever. So it who we really took advantage of the fact that we knew. That we had twenty eight episodes to wind things down. Georgia I David Win. You're younger. Would you WANNA BE? I wanted to be an undercover. Scientist. Is the. Real joy is not real job..
"levy" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"Thirtieth. Because you'd started writing sketches on MTV, is that what you developed began to develop those kind of skills. I really even I mean I think it really I went out to La for a bit when I quit my job and MTV and okay even when I left my job and I didn't know where I was going to go next I really didn't know whether I was ever going to find that thing that made me feel completely fulfilled. Professionally speaking I didn't even know what I was going to do all I knew was that when I left Having, had some relative success in Canada the biggest choice that I I made when I left was to just not let the ego all the perks the fact that people kind of know who you are the fact that you can get a reservation at a restaurant effect what I was going to do next because I felt like if I was going to hold onto the ego side of the job, I would be in trouble and I think in doing that part of what I did was sit down and start to think of how would I perform again if it wasn't going to be hosting television show, what was it going to be and I always wanted to act and? I think when you're out of the industry for for in my case, it was eight years as a as a television host and I wasn't able to audition for for acting roles when you've had eight years away and you try and walk into an addition room and impress someone. If it's it's not gonna go well and so was it rougher getty oh terrible. I'm the worst auditioners in the in the world. That's really where the. I get so nervous and my nerves often affect my ability to memorize lines. That was why I couldn't audition screw up the lines, and then you know if the casting director was nice, they'd tell tell me to step outside and take a breath and come back in. To tells you to step outside and ticket breath. You didn't get the job you can really step and keep going step outside and don't come back. So I just for me, it was about writing something for myself. That might showcase what I think I can contribute as an actor and. There was expediency you just thought I can't get the parts the traditional way I'm GonNa have to write something put myself. I was thinking the job I think I'd be okay. Okay. Getting the job the problem. You I mean auditioning is its own. Form it's. Own Skill set you not necessarily the same skill set that data housing the bulk no because it requires the ability to combat your own nerves and anxiety and walk into a room and performed for strangers. Terrible terrible out of yeah. No you're on the other side of the table as it wear. No, you're auditioning actors. Are you hyper hypersensitive to that? So sensitive? Yeah I'll give I, mean I'll take way more the casting director when we first started seeing people for Shits Creek. was like these sessions are eight hours long and they should. and must like, well, there's something in each person that walked in here and I will mind that performance data. Is the order you know that they walk in the door? You any listen sometimes you know. And I will always give someone a second chance because I know the feeling of walking in doing it once and having someone to say thank you so much. Yeah. So, Shits Creek is that the first time you worked with your dad. Yeah, right and did you take the idea of working together to him? I did actually and for the longest time I had even when I was acting in school plays in high school I would he would always ask if I wanted his help and I would always say no I think because I was always. So scared of people knowing that I was his kid and the comparisons and I think you know just generally it's it's an impulse in a lot of people to kind of excuse the. Children of of actors as being kind of write offs or having gotten there because their parents somehow had just paved the way some you know it in a way the reality is that's not at all. There's far too much money involved and far too many people involved for one single actor to just say make my kid a star yes. Yes. The idea of nepotism in Hollywood I mean nepotism we'll get you so far but you actually have to bring something to the table if you want to succeed. When when the show came and I was I had done eight years on television in Canada and I had gained a sense of confidence that I had never had before I did go to him because I felt like. His sensibility, his comedic sensibility lent itself. So perfectly to this idea that I had been kind of. Thinking about and head coach. He is a writer to yeah, he had he had written all the I guess the the outlines for all of the Christopher. Guest movies they had done together and he just has i. think in everything that he does he's always reworked the parts that he gets know even in American pie the character was written completely antithetical to what it turned out to be. You know they just his ability to find the heart in every character that he did was such a such a lovely and impressive skill that he has and. I I wanted that kind of warmth and I wanted that kind of heart in this in this show and so I brought it to him and we sat down you know in my parents house and on a Sunday and just started talking about it and two week weekends past and and we had a pretty solid idea for a show. The idea was always that you would be in it and you would both. Yeah Right which for him was a huge huge risk to take right considering the yet he hadn't seen me sort of accents high school. I don't know where he saw then but yeah, it was a big risk. What do you think he was just excited to what with his son or do you think he did he go on? He's got something I. Think he was really excited to collaborate if nothing more than just the experience of of doing something creative with with your son I think was a really exciting thing. I truly believe that when he sat down and said, yes, he had absolutely no expectation that we would be doing anything beyond just chatting. Yeah. It's an interesting move shift through isn't it from being father son to being? Colleagues working on something together. Did that did that take a bit of wrestling defined how that worked? How you are sort of closure world. Oh, yeah I mean I think on his part justifiably. So there was a lot of fear about whether this was actually going to work and I think when Katherine came on board as well you know a friend of his colleague and someone the trust and admires, and suddenly you know I'm in a kind of position and not only am I having to act opposite you know her? And My dad, I'm also in a situation where after right for for the and being kind of authoritative produce orioles situation as well. So I think for the first year, my my dad was very aware of that and wanted to make it as easy as possible. I mean, he always says that it wasn't until the night before I shooting that he realized just how big of a mistake. If it didn't work out. Well, if suddenly it was just I. If I bombed as an actor and he had to excuse just a terrible performance to to Catherine, who likely would have panicked. And fled. Did He ever pull the DAD card? Go come on Donyo This is. This your backyard homebody show never pulled the dad card because he is the kindest most gentle loving person and I think for someone who could have pulled the DAD card a million times to have not is so telling of his character even when things got heated in terms of arguments and discrepancies in terms of what each of us thought character should be saying or doing or it all came down to the show..
Turbulent reality collides with GOP convention.
"Turbulent reality is clashing with these smooth steady image Republicans are attempting to paint of President Donald, trump and his leadership on the third night of the GOP convention with a potentially catastrophic hurricane bearing down on the Gulf coast wildfires, ravaging huge areas of California protests growing in Wisconsin after the shooting of a black man by police still raging corona virus pandemic, killing more than a thousand Americans a day with no apparent federal leadership adding still another controversial element the NBA postponed three playoff games after the Milwaukee, bucks refused to take the court for their game following the shooting of Twenty Nine Year Old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin That was a few hours before vice president. Mike Pence was to speak from Baltimore's Fort Mchenry where in eighteen fourteen battle inspired the national anthem. Trump has strongly criticized athletes who neil rather than stand during the anthem in protest of racial injustice. The historical convergence of health economic environmental and social emergencies is only increasing the pressure on trump as he looks to reshape the contours of his lagging campaign against former vice president Joe Biden with Election Day just ten weeks off and early voting beginning much sooner. The GOP's convention response to those growing challenges have been uneven. The opening nights featured virtually no reference to the hurricane or wildfires covid nineteen was referred to as the China virus as xenophobic trope for a worldwide pandemic. The lineup is included speakers who have been at odds with the black lives matter movement including ace, Luis couple who brandished guns and the Kentucky Attorney General who has not yet filed charges in the death of a woman killed by police. Organizers on Tuesday had pulled another featured speaker, Angel Mom Marianne Mendoza after she directed her twists followers to a series of anti-semitic conspiratorial messages hours before her prerecorded segment was to add convention speakers also reinforcing trump's long order message warning electing Biden would lead to violence in American cities spilling into the suburbs, a message with racist tones despite the reality of these protests happening right now during trump's first term and much of the criticism from demonstrators levied at the sitting President himself at times the RNC appear to be presenting a parallel universe that few people inhabit but for those making the speeches, an idealistic patriotic habitat where the people didn't complain about their lot because they were proud Americans. Most significant all over the three nights of speeches with a literal falsehoods about the Biden campaign rather than run on their own platform. The Republicans have sought to demolish the policies of the left with propaganda, rewriting them to suit their own agenda. US health officials sparked criticism and confusion about hosting new guidelines on corona virus testing from the White House task force that run counter to what scientists say is necessary to control the pandemic. The new guidance says it's not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people, but don't feel sick to get tested. It was posted earlier this week on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC previously had advised local health departments to test people who have been within six feet of an infected person for more than fifteen minutes across the country. Public Health experts called the change bizarre. They noted that testing contacts of infected people is a core element of public health efforts to keep outbreaks in check, and it's a large percentage of infected people. The CDC has said as many as forty percent exhibit no symptoms federal officials said the new recommendation was issued by consensus of the White House virus topic force. However Dr Anthony found she the country's top infectious disease expert, and perhaps the best known task force member said, he wasn't part of the discussion that green lit the change suggesting it may have come from the President himself the American Medical Association in a statement called the change a recipe for community spread the Association of American Medical Colleges called it a step backward in fighting the pandemic. Restricting testing could be self defeating because it could skew the numbers and create a perception that rates of infection are Haya. Another explanation for the change is that Donald Trump simply wants to see case counts drop and discouraging more people from getting tested is one way to do it with the general election two months away and concern that a high number of infections might affect his chances of reelection.
This $4.6 Million Tournament Got DDOSD
"Much like the Overwatch League. The call of duty league continued its inaugural season online despite the cove nineteen outbreak. This past weekend marked its first ever playoff matches. We're talking like the biggest event, the biggest prize pool in cody history. On the ultimate driven grounds co look duties delete convert. Dead moment stares you in the face join no one. Rolling isn't. Skipping. Over is easy. is taking. But as things got underway while the some issues, the cod community had to deal with something. They're actually not that unfamiliar with going back to the days of advanced warfare, pro play online de Dos, attacks, and mid match booting of pro players basically because the games were being played on locking hackers would go in Diaz attack and boot Appro player from a live game at the highest level of play out there. This was pretty crazy and in the optic versus Ellie guerrillas it actually got so bad that optic at the sub in a different player because Kenny had been booted multiple times already in the match. Yeah. They all I, it looks like Kenny no longer in the in the server. So something happened there. So they're trying to do this four versus five right now. When did he try? It's been about over a minute and as you might imagine, the pro community was pissed obviously the competitive integrity of the Games are being called into question and pros were asking for things like postponing the event or boycotting entirely a really long time ago in a land when dinosaur a whirlwind when dinosaurs roamed the earth advanced warfare was a game and in that, there was an online lead and hitting people off line was an issue so much. So to the point where the league had to be restarted because it was impossible to avoid everyone's getting hit off. Again, and this has become an issue to the point where now it's impacting four million dollar tournament. This tournament has more than four million dollar prize by far the biggest payout in the history of call of duty. So for me, those frustrated tweets are seeing while they kind of make sense at minimum from twitter reports alone at least five players had this problem literal Diaz attacks in the middle of the playoffs. Now, luckily, for optic, the example I showed above didn't cost them the match but many players have speculated if they were playing against any team other than the lonely L. A. Guerrillas. It could have been a different story, fig it close it out here saucer PGA. Thanks saint flasks man he's been spotted broth and TJ. Trading there is big telezapper optic they're gonNA, get this series win. So you're activision blizzard you're putting the situation in the middle of the biggest tournament of all time in your brand new league in the middle of a global pandemic. What are you doing? Well, they're quick fix actually ended up being to start the matches off walk that way these attackers couldn't get to the players live many players also started to scramble their Ip addresses to make it even more difficult. So they made that change and everything was fine. Until it was on. August twenty first, the third day of playoff competition fans started to notice that scores were updating on the coal duty League playoff website before the matches had actually started on St keep in mind, I? Didn't tell anybody they were making this change. So as far as fans were concerned, these matches were being played lot. So when the Chicago Huntsman were playing the New York subway liners and fans could see the results of the first two maps before the game even started onstream people were a little confused and it's obviously awkward. If you're a fan right, you don't just want to. See The score you WanNa see the game and it gets even more awkward when you gambling to the mix this change was made pretty quickly. They didn't exactly have time to let Vegas now. So for a short while you could bet on a game while already knowing the results of the first babs, what's more is that some of the players being targeted by the DOS attacks. In the first place suggested that those might also be related to betty. You see the League was hosting a special perfect bracket challenge that awarded a hundred thousand dollars to anybody that had a perfect bracket all the way through the play offs similar to what you know. They do with March madness in college basketball, the bracket challenge coupled with the fact that all these attacks were. Happening on hard point, a type of match where in the rules, it's very difficult to replay them make this all very sketchy fear a hacker playing this bracket challenge and you want to make your hundred thousand dollars you go and you target your Diaz attacks towards hard point. So you can actually influence the results of those matches, its one, hundred, Fifty, seven points they passed that threshold. To basically this is to you know Kinda kind of. Levy in issues of it happens like the start of the game is really early in a game and you know somebody's played without unfortunately in this particular circumstance, it happens. Happens a bit deeper but yeah, Joe it sucks there's no way around that. No Way to hide from that few. Guys right now like I said off the top booting and Diaz attacks have been a problem multiple times in the history of cod online pro. So. It's baffling to me that this is even allowed to happen in the first place now, betting controversies and Diaz attacks. Aside, this weekend of coal beauty was miraculously able to survive the controversies time Sunday rolled around and teams were competing for their slot in next weekend's talk for matches. Fans were fucking pumped for some call of duty action and a lot of that has to do with Sunday's match that pitted the new off the gaming against the Chicago hunts, which aside from being a highly anticipated series with to good teams have the added drama of pitting obviously the old face of objects gump against an organization that is in many ways shell of its former self and what ensued was a five match bloodbath that peaked at more than a hundred and fifty thousand viewers on Youtube that some people are calling one of the best matches in call of duty history?
Hurricane Laura: Houston in "danger zone" of high winds
"Night and into Thursday, Callison County Judge Mark Henry updating his county's evacuation orders for the city of Lamarque. It is only a mandatory evacuation outside the levee Oring protection system. It is a voluntary evacuation inside the livery levy ring protection system way have a couple of new evacuation orders. Dickinson has issued a voluntary evacuation order. FEMA has issued a mandatory evacuation order. And League City has issued a voluntary evacuation order with emphasis on low lying areas. Those near Clear Creek and for anyone with medical conditions and mandatory evacuations continue for Galveston Island and Boulevard Peninsula. The last ferry will leave tonight at 11 30. Montgomery County
"levy" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Right now for my guest Eugene, , Levy. . The world is just throwing awards and Garlands had his feet fifteen emmy nominations for shits. . Creek on I don't think you could go anywhere these days Eugene Canyon with people just saying we love you. . We Love You love you you. . Well. . It's the worst things can happen. . Okay <hes> worse things can happen than people saying I love you. . <hes> reaction to this show has needless to say I mean just been. . Sensational, , and it's been kind of a tidal wave over the last couple of years in particular. . Will the irony here is that just when all this love is coming your way you and your son Dan decided no this the end now. . That's a too much good thing. . Now can't have too much of a good thing. . Yeah. . It was <hes> boy was actually the right you know in hindsight it was it was really the right decision because you know had we decided to go in and do another season been royally screwed this year. . It would have been bad I would call that a bad scene. . <hes> and <hes>. . Now it ended when it should have ended. . It was just you know everything just kind of made sense every story line you know completed itself in just a beautiful way and you know it's logic that has nothing to do with television and the entertainment industry. . Well, , you're absolutely right I mean you know if you if you think of the fact that you know there's money to be made <hes>. . Then, , you're right now we probably could have gone on for another. . Two three or however many years. . But you know it's <hes> what I call the law of diminishing returns. . It's you know it's you. . You can't. . I mean, , how do we talk what happened this year? We ? can't will never reach this kind of peak again with with fifteen emmy nominations that was just mind blowing. . So <hes> it ended at just the right time you know go out when the going's good each year in each season, , it just got better and funnier and more real and it just detached it's up to our hard well <hes>. . It it I well that you know I get a lot of credit to my son. . Dan I mean he really did a masterful job. . Guiding this thing to its final destination <hes> you know we started the show. . <hes> in the intention was to make a great character comedy. . You know when he came to me with the idea, , he said, , you know I want the same sensibility as you know, , you and Chris Guests had in your movies <hes>. . -Ly character work <hes> keeping it kind of real and grounded. . And I said well <hes>. . You've come to the right guy because that's that's all I believe in and that's all I. . Know and that's that's all I do get your laps through character and and and do everything you can to make. . The characters as credible as possible you want to get to a point where your audience has an emotional investment in the character and if that happens. . Then you know you can just take them on a a lovely kinda joyride through laughs and tears and everything else you can take many. . Right and then as the seasons kind of progress once we got the fish out of water scenario. . Out of the way in the first season and realize that they are going to be there for a while the Rose family <hes>, , then the focus was on relationships. . And character, , and we could settle for a bed without moving necessarily too much story but the fact is, , yes, , you and your son Dan Co created this you know in that spirit, , but he was the show runner young. . Was He. . Scary. . was He demanding with what goes on when you're the show runner? ? We hear stories by the mind by the time by the time. . I. . I handed the reins over to him which was I think the beginning of the third season. . <hes> I listen I could tell. . <hes> in the <hes> in the room and I was in the writer's room for the first <hes>. . To. . Two. . Plus. . <hes> seasons something I did not necessarily enjoy because. . I'm not used to a writer's room. . You know I mean all the writing I've done in my career has been either on my own. . For the most part I'm SETV I wrote on my own. . And I would write with a partner like Chris <hes> or or another friend of Mine John Hempel <hes> who I did a few things with up in Toronto who played Bob and chips Greg <hes>. . <hes> but being in a room where everybody's contributing to how the story moves was a little. . You know kind of unsettling i. . never quite got the grasp on that. . It now, , but he did and he was quite amazing in the Rome even in the very beginning <hes> trying to keep things on track and and taking it in a direction that ultimately proved to be the right direction. . So it was quite an incredible. . Experience for me to watch this growth and watch how rapidly he was developing into a great writer. . Let alone what he was doing on camera. . was also quite surprising to me, , but you know the whole experience. . Was Yeah was yes. . Oh, , so he gets. . The credit for this because he's done an amazing job for six years <hes> just great instincts as a writer and some very ballsy. . Decisions as a producer. . To make things are are right and also your daughter Sarah who's also in Shits Creek yes. . You see these kids suddenly become funny and become actors and begin to take on what you do did that freak you out or were you really happy about? ? Well I I certainly didn't encourage it <hes> and I- deep down was kind of happy about it because I understood it. . But. . You know in the beginning when they I know they did shows in high school. . <hes>. . And <hes> in when by the time they got to college university. . <hes> Dan went into kind of a film course and I, , thought well, interesting , he's got a thing he wants to be a director. . Put Films Together. . That's great. . And my daughter said she wanted to major in drama and I said, , really she said, , why are you surprised? ? I said because I know you did shows but I I've never heard you go on and on about how much he wanted to be an actor. . <hes>. . So she majored in Drama University and and we got to see her in her final year in some productions that was the only year. . The parents could go and see productions ride. . Vital. . Yes she was really <hes>. . Really quite good and I would watch your working her plays and and has watching him I'm I'm thinking to myself why her performances onstage are are so ripe for a camera. . But then then my son gets a job on MTV in Canada is vj when they started <hes> in Toronto whatever how many years ago now? ? And his work on camera was just incredible. . You know I mean what he was able to do his his <hes>. . Is. <hes> . improvising, , winging it you know personality coming through in a major way, and , then he started doing sketches and writing sketches and doing funny things that were really funny and I knew that he had a great I for this but nevertheless coming in to do a half hour. . Comedy. . Character driven. . That's a whole different. . You know <hes> animal and I I. . I did everything, , I could to get the show on the air. . When he brought me this germ of an idea. . <hes> a rich family losing their money <hes>. . and Lo and behold we. . We did
Eugene Levy, 'Schitt's Creek'
"Right now for my guest Eugene, Levy. The world is just throwing awards and Garlands had his feet fifteen emmy nominations for shits. Creek on I don't think you could go anywhere these days Eugene Canyon with people just saying we love you. We Love You love you you. Well. It's the worst things can happen. Okay worse things can happen than people saying I love you. reaction to this show has needless to say I mean just been. Sensational, and it's been kind of a tidal wave over the last couple of years in particular. Will the irony here is that just when all this love is coming your way you and your son Dan decided no this the end now. That's a too much good thing. Now can't have too much of a good thing. Yeah. It was boy was actually the right you know in hindsight it was it was really the right decision because you know had we decided to go in and do another season been royally screwed this year. It would have been bad I would call that a bad scene. and Now it ended when it should have ended. It was just you know everything just kind of made sense every story line you know completed itself in just a beautiful way and you know it's logic that has nothing to do with television and the entertainment industry. Well, you're absolutely right I mean you know if you if you think of the fact that you know there's money to be made Then, you're right now we probably could have gone on for another. Two three or however many years. But you know it's what I call the law of diminishing returns. It's you know it's you. You can't. I mean, how do we talk what happened this year? We can't will never reach this kind of peak again with with fifteen emmy nominations that was just mind blowing. So it ended at just the right time you know go out when the going's good each year in each season, it just got better and funnier and more real and it just detached it's up to our hard well It it I well that you know I get a lot of credit to my son. Dan I mean he really did a masterful job. Guiding this thing to its final destination you know we started the show. in the intention was to make a great character comedy. You know when he came to me with the idea, he said, you know I want the same sensibility as you know, you and Chris Guests had in your movies -Ly character work keeping it kind of real and grounded. And I said well You've come to the right guy because that's that's all I believe in and that's all I. Know and that's that's all I do get your laps through character and and and do everything you can to make. The characters as credible as possible you want to get to a point where your audience has an emotional investment in the character and if that happens. Then you know you can just take them on a a lovely kinda joyride through laughs and tears and everything else you can take many. Right and then as the seasons kind of progress once we got the fish out of water scenario. Out of the way in the first season and realize that they are going to be there for a while the Rose family then the focus was on relationships. And character, and we could settle for a bed without moving necessarily too much story but the fact is, yes, you and your son Dan Co created this you know in that spirit, but he was the show runner young. Was He. Scary. was He demanding with what goes on when you're the show runner? We hear stories by the mind by the time by the time. I. I handed the reins over to him which was I think the beginning of the third season. I listen I could tell. in the in the room and I was in the writer's room for the first To. Two. Plus. seasons something I did not necessarily enjoy because. I'm not used to a writer's room. You know I mean all the writing I've done in my career has been either on my own. For the most part I'm SETV I wrote on my own. And I would write with a partner like Chris or or another friend of Mine John Hempel who I did a few things with up in Toronto who played Bob and chips Greg but being in a room where everybody's contributing to how the story moves was a little. You know kind of unsettling i. never quite got the grasp on that. It now, but he did and he was quite amazing in the Rome even in the very beginning trying to keep things on track and and taking it in a direction that ultimately proved to be the right direction. So it was quite an incredible. Experience for me to watch this growth and watch how rapidly he was developing into a great writer. Let alone what he was doing on camera. was also quite surprising to me, but you know the whole experience. Was Yeah was yes. Oh, so he gets. The credit for this because he's done an amazing job for six years just great instincts as a writer and some very ballsy. Decisions as a producer. To make things are are right and also your daughter Sarah who's also in Shits Creek yes. You see these kids suddenly become funny and become actors and begin to take on what you do did that freak you out or were you really happy about? Well I I certainly didn't encourage it and I- deep down was kind of happy about it because I understood it. But. You know in the beginning when they I know they did shows in high school. And in when by the time they got to college university. Dan went into kind of a film course and I, thought well, interesting he's got a thing he wants to be a director. Put Films Together. That's great. And my daughter said she wanted to major in drama and I said, really she said, why are you surprised? I said because I know you did shows but I I've never heard you go on and on about how much he wanted to be an actor. So she majored in Drama University and and we got to see her in her final year in some productions that was the only year. The parents could go and see productions ride. Vital. Yes she was really Really quite good and I would watch your working her plays and and has watching him I'm I'm thinking to myself why her performances onstage are are so ripe for a camera. But then then my son gets a job on MTV in Canada is vj when they started in Toronto whatever how many years ago now? And his work on camera was just incredible. You know I mean what he was able to do his his Is. improvising, winging it you know personality coming through in a major way, and then he started doing sketches and writing sketches and doing funny things that were really funny and I knew that he had a great I for this but nevertheless coming in to do a half hour. Comedy. Character driven. That's a whole different. You know animal and I I. I did everything, I could to get the show on the air. When he brought me this germ of an idea. a rich family losing their money and Lo and behold we. We did
"levy" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hello everybody. . I M Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell you what's happening in the pop. . And right now for my guest Eugene, , Levy. . The world is just throwing awards and Garlands had his feet fifteen emmy nominations for shits. . Creek on I don't think you could go anywhere these days Eugene Canyon with people just saying we love you. . We Love You love you you. . Well. . It's the worst things can happen. . Okay <hes> worse things can happen than people saying I love you. . <hes> reaction to this show has needless to say I mean just been. . Sensational, , and it's been kind of a tidal wave over the last couple of years in particular. . Will the irony here is that just when all this love is coming your way you and your son Dan decided no this the end now. . That's a too much good thing. . Now can't have too much of a good thing. . Yeah. . It was <hes> boy was actually the right you know in hindsight it was it was really the right decision because you know had we decided to go in and do another season been royally screwed this year. . It would have been bad I would call that a bad scene. . <hes> and <hes>. . Now it ended when it should have ended. . It was just you know everything just kind of made sense every story line you know completed itself in just a beautiful way and you know it's logic that has nothing to do with television and the entertainment industry. . Well, , you're absolutely right I mean you know if you if you think of the fact that you know there's money to be made <hes>. . Then, , you're right now we probably could have gone on for another. . Two three or however many years. . But you know it's <hes> what I call the law of diminishing returns. . It's you know it's you. . You can't. . I mean, , how do we talk what happened this year? We ? can't will never reach this kind of peak again with with fifteen emmy nominations that was just mind blowing. . So <hes> it ended at just the right time you know go out when the going's good each year in each season, , it just got better and funnier and more real and it just detached it's up to our hard well <hes>. . It it I well that you know I get a lot of credit to my son. . Dan I mean he really did a masterful job. . Guiding this thing to its final destination <hes> you know we started the show. . <hes> in the intention was to make a great character comedy. . You know when he came to me with the idea, , he said, , you know I want the same sensibility as you know, , you and Chris Guests had in your movies <hes>. . -Ly character work <hes> keeping it kind of real and grounded. . And I said well <hes>. . You've come to the right guy because that's that's all I believe in and that's all I. . Know and that's that's all I do get your laps through character and and and do everything you can to make. . The characters as credible as possible you want to get to a point where your audience has an emotional investment in the character and if that happens. . Then you know you can just take them on a a lovely kinda joyride through laughs and tears and everything else you can take many. . Right and then as the seasons kind of progress once we got the fish out of water scenario. . Out of the way in the first season and realize that they are going to be there for a while the Rose family <hes>, , then the focus was on relationships. . And character, , and we could settle for a bed without moving necessarily too much story but the fact is, , yes, , you and your son Dan Co created this you know in that spirit, , but he was the show runner young. . Was He. . Scary. . was He demanding with what goes on when you're the show runner? ? We hear stories by the mind by the time by the time. . I. . I handed the reins over to him which was I think the beginning of the third season. . <hes> I listen I could tell. . <hes> in the <hes> in the room and I was in the writer's room for the first <hes>. . To. . Two. . Plus. . <hes> seasons something I did not necessarily enjoy because. . I'm not used to a writer's room. . You know I mean all the writing I've done in my career has been either on my own. . For the most part I'm SETV I wrote on my own. . And I would write with a partner like Chris <hes> or or another friend of Mine John Hempel <hes> who I did a few things with up in Toronto who played Bob and chips Greg <hes>. . <hes> but being in a room where everybody's contributing to how the story moves was a little. . You know kind of unsettling i. . never quite got the grasp on that. . It now, , but he did and he was quite amazing in the Rome even in the very beginning <hes> trying to keep things on track and and taking it in a direction that ultimately proved to be the right direction. . So it was quite an incredible. . Experience for me to watch this growth and watch how rapidly he was developing into a great writer. . Let alone what he was doing on camera. . was also quite surprising to me, , but you know the whole experience. . Was Yeah was yes. . Oh, , so he gets. . The credit for this because he's done an amazing job for six years <hes> just great instincts as a writer and some very ballsy. . Decisions as a producer. .
Eugene Levy, 'Schitt's Creek'
"Hello everybody. I M Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell you what's happening in the pop. And right now for my guest Eugene, Levy. The world is just throwing awards and Garlands had his feet fifteen emmy nominations for shits. Creek on I don't think you could go anywhere these days Eugene Canyon with people just saying we love you. We Love You love you you. Well. It's the worst things can happen. Okay worse things can happen than people saying I love you. reaction to this show has needless to say I mean just been. Sensational, and it's been kind of a tidal wave over the last couple of years in particular. Will the irony here is that just when all this love is coming your way you and your son Dan decided no this the end now. That's a too much good thing. Now can't have too much of a good thing. Yeah. It was boy was actually the right you know in hindsight it was it was really the right decision because you know had we decided to go in and do another season been royally screwed this year. It would have been bad I would call that a bad scene. and Now it ended when it should have ended. It was just you know everything just kind of made sense every story line you know completed itself in just a beautiful way and you know it's logic that has nothing to do with television and the entertainment industry. Well, you're absolutely right I mean you know if you if you think of the fact that you know there's money to be made Then, you're right now we probably could have gone on for another. Two three or however many years. But you know it's what I call the law of diminishing returns. It's you know it's you. You can't. I mean, how do we talk what happened this year? We can't will never reach this kind of peak again with with fifteen emmy nominations that was just mind blowing. So it ended at just the right time you know go out when the going's good each year in each season, it just got better and funnier and more real and it just detached it's up to our hard well It it I well that you know I get a lot of credit to my son. Dan I mean he really did a masterful job. Guiding this thing to its final destination you know we started the show. in the intention was to make a great character comedy. You know when he came to me with the idea, he said, you know I want the same sensibility as you know, you and Chris Guests had in your movies -Ly character work keeping it kind of real and grounded. And I said well You've come to the right guy because that's that's all I believe in and that's all I. Know and that's that's all I do get your laps through character and and and do everything you can to make. The characters as credible as possible you want to get to a point where your audience has an emotional investment in the character and if that happens. Then you know you can just take them on a a lovely kinda joyride through laughs and tears and everything else you can take many. Right and then as the seasons kind of progress once we got the fish out of water scenario. Out of the way in the first season and realize that they are going to be there for a while the Rose family then the focus was on relationships. And character, and we could settle for a bed without moving necessarily too much story but the fact is, yes, you and your son Dan Co created this you know in that spirit, but he was the show runner young. Was He. Scary. was He demanding with what goes on when you're the show runner? We hear stories by the mind by the time by the time. I. I handed the reins over to him which was I think the beginning of the third season. I listen I could tell. in the in the room and I was in the writer's room for the first To. Two. Plus. seasons something I did not necessarily enjoy because. I'm not used to a writer's room. You know I mean all the writing I've done in my career has been either on my own. For the most part I'm SETV I wrote on my own. And I would write with a partner like Chris or or another friend of Mine John Hempel who I did a few things with up in Toronto who played Bob and chips Greg but being in a room where everybody's contributing to how the story moves was a little. You know kind of unsettling i. never quite got the grasp on that. It now, but he did and he was quite amazing in the Rome even in the very beginning trying to keep things on track and and taking it in a direction that ultimately proved to be the right direction. So it was quite an incredible. Experience for me to watch this growth and watch how rapidly he was developing into a great writer. Let alone what he was doing on camera. was also quite surprising to me, but you know the whole experience. Was Yeah was yes. Oh, so he gets. The credit for this because he's done an amazing job for six years just great instincts as a writer and some very ballsy. Decisions as a producer.
The US Army Returns to Twitch
"The US Army took a hiatus from twitch as public outcry and bill in the US. House of Representatives took aim at the military's use of video game streaming. The US Army is an active sports endorser, many eastwards, companies including complexity and ESL have deals in place with some of the armed forces be at the Navy Airforce, marines or the army itself. The US Army East sports twitch channel became the source of controversy after viewers would into the stream and started commenting things about war crimes. When the army moderator then banned users civil rights groups like the American, Civil Liberties Union or to this was a violation of free speech as the Army's eastward team is federally funded in late July representative Alexandria Cossio Cortez introduced an amendment to a bill that would make it illegal for the armed forces to recruit via livestream platforms like twitch. In late July representative Alexandria causing Cortez introducing the amendment to a bill that would make it illegal for the armed forces to use live streaming platforms like twitch ostensibly for recruiting the bill is defeated in the US House revs by a vote of two, ninety, two to one, twenty six. With the return to which today, the US army said, they are re examining the process for how bands are levied on the platform. Instead of moderators outright banning people into its chat, they'll put them in a glorified time out. So their contact could be examined in a bank then be levied if justified while bands may not be handed out as freely as they were the first time around the US army store reserves the right to ban people from the channel if they're violating, which has guidelines when the US army goes live again, comments will the flood the page it'll be interesting to see how the story develops. The civil rights groups decided to get more involved with monitoring the US Army's twitch channel.
Eugene Levy receives lifetime achievement award at Newport Film Festival
"The Newport Beach Film Festival obviously could not be held in public this year, so The event. Organizers instead decided to do something kind of fun, and they did this with the help of that broadcast on pop TV, and they surprised Eugene Levy. They want to give him the lifetime achievement award. And so they thought, we'll do it like kind of via video conference, and then they said, Well, we've got a surprise. We're not the only ones who wanted to congratulate you. But there are a couple other friends who also wanted to say a few words. And then it goes into this 10 minutes. Essentially, ah, tribute video to him from various people now, too, that you will hear from including cast members from Bleeps Creek there on this is well, but the two that you'll hear from our his longtime pals. Steve Martin and Martin Short, who pop up probably four different times. In this tribute video keeps bouncing back, which is really cool for the video. It's not like you hear four minutes from Martin Short. It's 10 seconds here. 15 here eight seconds with this guy 30 seconds with that girl, Here's Steve Martin and Martin Short toasting. Eugene Levy. But you know, Eugene, you're special because You. Our person, You know, I see people on the streets, sometimes in crowd sometimes alone. I think Eugene could be down the street. He is a person and I happen to know At the Newport Beach Film Festival wanted to give this to a person he was becoming this absolute living legend. Eugene. I was telling everyone how you become a legend. It's just that it's his son, Isaac Daniel Daniel Levy, his son, a fellow co star and co creator of Bleeps Creek, hey is featured throughout Angela Harris, his former co star from SC TV. He Barton, short, Angela Martin and a few others, John Candy, I believe for a time. Over an SC TV. This Canadian improv sketch comedy group and television show Catherine O'Hara was Catherine O'Hara. Yes, yes, And, of course she opposite. She's upset him in Bleeps Creek as well, but it's really It's just sweet and it's fun. And so many people just talk about his kindness. In Ah, how sweet of a guy he is and how much of a professional he waas on set there and just really took the acting and I I think he said, Look, we don't want to play this for laughs, Bleeps Creek. He was like we'll play it as it's written, and he knew that it would result in laughs, but he didn't want extra Ham up everybody's lines all the time to try to hit you over the head with it. Chris Elliott, his Bleeps Creek Co star appears with the longest thickest white beard. You've ever seen. It puts David Letterman's to shame. It's really something.
Mayor, Office of Housing add about 600 new units of permanent supportive housing in Seattle
"Of place to live and services to help them. Stay housed, will soon have more options. In Seattle, the mayor announced the groups that will build six new buildings with about 600 units of permanent supportive housing. The city's housing director, Emily Alvarado, says decades of data shows supportive housing works, You know that permanent supportive housing is effective, and it's more cost effective than other intervention. It's like jail or emergency room services, and it is the humane response. Alvarado says They expect to have the units built by the end of next year, in part because they've moved up two years of housing levy money to this year. Washington State saw its highest
Seattle Housing Levy money will go all in on homeless housing through 2021
"Hundreds of new support of homes available and they'll be ready. Faster. Details from Como's Ryan Harris, Seattle's housing director, says they'll be able to save money and speed up building of the 600 units of permanent supportive housing first by getting the permitted faster but also with a range of techniques, including building the six sites with peace is made in a factory. They can get them built in about eight months, but they have to find the most vulnerable people who need the support man. Mayor Jenny Durkan says. It'll be harder after the council's budget eliminated the navigation team. Unfortunately, it did cut the ability to do outrage to people experiencing homelessness, not just the ability to move in campus. That may be dangerous. With the budget that's been passed, Things will change and we'll have to assess what re sources are available in order to pay to build these homes By the end of next year, the city has moved up two years worth of money from it. Housing levy for use this year. Ryan Harris
"levy" Discussed on You're Wrong About...
"I suggested he do yes. I was holding my tongue earlier. And also that as a reference to his last moments. I it's weird. I know felt good for him though. Does he like it? Well apparently they failed and then there was like a lawsuit between him. Baskin Robbins. That right I was just like I'm not going to dive into this. I don't need to you. Don't want to spend time out of your life figuring out what went wrong Gary Condit and baskin her up. We could do like a whole epilogue. I'm done with Gary Condit. Dive Gary Condit Be Baskin Rock. So now he just like some real estate something something like he's fine. I don't know. Is He still married or hand? Caroline's she'll has her thumbs. Everything's fine you know what the point of the story is that Caroline has thumbs. Women have thumbs. I really enjoy this though I enjoy that. This is a story where nothing works out for anyone. The truth remains you know if it was ever accessible. It isn't anymore and everyone screwed up because crime stories often are basically that and it's a rare that we let them be and this one just you cannot spin it in a way that where anyone seems to have triumph like it's mass and a nightmare and you. I don't know maybe it's nice to realize that like it's disingenuous to thank. You can turn someone being murdered into anything else right. It's an interesting story of two dudes who are both Kinda shitty but in different ways and there's no real evidence that either one of them killed Chandra but we have one who. It's very easy to pin the murder. On Yeah I just think the whole thing to me demonstrates like the importance of understanding the difference between circumstantial evidence evidence evidence. Yeah so in two thousand sixteen. When Gary Condit's book comes out he gives a bunch of interviews and this is just like head in your hands like Gerry. Shut the fuck up. This is what he says about what it was like going through that I felt like my reputation was being raped. Oh Gary Stop Editor. I know it was the equivalent to me of rape. I've never been physically raped. Emotionally and my reputation has been raped. Andrews like probably with a physical rape. You probably never recover from those emotions and those scars. I don't want to take anything away from Shandra and her family. Because I knew there the real victims. They lost someone. And it's like Kerry off. It's also like I thought that it would just be him using that metaphor one time in one sense but he was like nope. Nope we are staying with this theme we are saying. I'm going to say I was metaphorically raped over and over and it's like Gary use another Metaphor Gerry. It still seems possible to probable but lake. She did experience some form of sexual assault in connection with her murder and lake. Even the possibility of that makes it even more terrible for you to make that for than it would have been already in any circumstance. I do think the hardest cases to talk about are the ones where someone is. Not Guilty of a specific thing. But they're just Kinda shitty. Yeah well and you know I've been also working Perry Mason lately. I actually really admire that show. Because apparently the writer of the novels that the Perry Mason's stories are based on earl. Stanley Gardner had a plot wheel to decide what was going to happen in his books. Which means that you have various factors on various wheels. You have the wheel of hostile minor characters whose function is making complications for the hero. You have the wheel of complicating circumstances and so on and so when you need a plot development you spin the wheels. I guess I haven't used one. And you get heroes betrayed villain by spies or vital witness refuses to talk false confessions and so what happens in. The story is dictated by a combination of writing out good options for narrative. And then chance right. I find that so satisfying to watch him. Perry Mason because you'll have someone who seems set up to be the killer or you'll have a plot that seems very reasonable based on what you've seen so far and then the wheel spins and then something completely random. Send the frame and you're real life. I see where you're going with this. Where am I going with that? It's basically like thematically Gary Condit should have done it right but we have this completely random thing and we have Chandra Levy decided to go for a jog on Tuesday for no particular reason and then something terrible happened to her and there is no thematic residents. There is no larger meaning. It's just a roll of the dice and something that sucks. Yeah and just like we. We can't turn the tragedy itself into anything else. Yeah and we can't go looking for thematic resonance in things to the elimination of the non satisfying option rain. Which is basically what this ends up. You WanNa hear these relation wheel. Ooh Yeah so all and your book. You're like chop chop gotTA finish. These are some of your options gets villain to betray himself through greed. Ooh Villain killed while he slash she is trying to frame. Someone meets trickery with Horse Sense. Squashes obstacles share courage? Where is a series of Baskin Robbins Franchise?.
"levy" Discussed on You're Wrong About...
"Be nice but Let's Let's get into it. Let's let's talk about Shandra all right. So there's various accounts of genres bringing. She grew up in Modesto California. Her parents are wealthy which becomes important later. Data's a surgeon. One of the through lines is that she somebody who was like super outdoorsy. Superfit Super Sporty. She went to the gym all the time but she wasn't concerned about her looks. She didn't need to have the coolest jeans. She didn't a lot of makeup. She didn't spend a lotta time doing her hair like she worked at a time but she wanted to be like strong and also because her parents were like northern California super crunchy typical eighties and nineties. Boomer parents her way of rebelling was that she got really into criminal justice and law and so she's like a little Alex. Yeah exactly and so high nuclear to be how exactly she did this but in high school she started just hanging out at the Modesto police station and I going on right along. What it's like. This was something that she was really interested. In and so she eventually got a degree in criminology and then she went to graduate school for Public Administration like she wanted to do something in the justice system but she wasn't sure what that would be yet but she had like this affinity for law enforcement apparently like seemingly in a good way. This is how Gary Condit later describes her she was a vegetarian. She was always upbeat. She took vitamins. She didn't take drugs or drink. She was mature for her age. And Very Savvy. He also described her as frugal and noted that her wardrobe looked like it came from a macy's type department store not Nordstrom. I don't understand that. The between macy's Nordstrom I don't understand the context of that quote that makes me think they weren't having an affair. I don't know kind a clinical observation to make about someone. She's very smart. She's very ambitious. She ends up getting a internship with the governor's office in California she eventually insurance with the mayor of La. She ends up going to Grad School and getting an internship at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. So she ends up moving to DC in the fall of two thousand. Interestingly she was not Gary Condit's intern. She was a random intern at this federal bureau. So that's that's that's one of the classic you're wrong about Miss. Remembrances were mistakenly remembers. Sort of a more direct connection between people because like if you were writing a screenplay like she's intern because that makes it easier to advance. I think another really good show of character is people's search history so when her laptop is eventually seized by the cops and they release her search history the night before she went missing. She's checking the Washington Post the Modesto Bee USA Today National Geographic and the drudge report. Now and she's also on Amtrak Southwest Airlines and go France DOT ABOUT DOT COM. So she's potentially thinking of going abroad and she's also looking at the Baskin Robbins website. Apparently it's free scoop night the following night. So she's like planning this in advance. GotTa make sure that it's like available at all locations and stuff like that. Yes so shortly. After she moved to Washington she meets Gary Condit. The way that they meet is that her and her friend. Jennifer are just like walking through the building where the House of Representatives offices are and I guess one of them gets the idea. Hey we can just visit the office of like Your House Rep. Chandra like the guy that elected execute nerdy thing to do tall and apparently they go into his office expecting like whatever. Some random secretary will be like Gary's out right now but like you can leave a message or something but apparently like condit himself walks out and it's like hi. It's nice to meet my constituents and he takes her and her friend on a tour of the building. That's so cute that's you know like Roman Polanski taking into the Sistine Chapel. He's like she's a beautiful young model needed to. Csm Art immediately. How I took it to that. It's like two attractive women in their early twenties popping by his office. And he's like yeah. Let me take like forty five minutes out of my schedule to like show. It's immediately like know what that doesn't mean. He had an affair with anyone. Because you can also get a charge out of be like hello. You're young and gorgeous and gangly and you think of intoxicating that I have the stupid job. That's straining my soul away so I'm going to send you a picture that has taken on this on this historic occasion. Yes them so. That's on the left. This is really cute. Yeah Gary Condit definitely looks like he's wearing some new balances. I know that he is not face. The feeling of new balances. Can you describe him physically? Oh He's just like if you were casting a movie about like a meteor about to smash the he would be like politician from Nebraska has the generic face of a politician and Shandra Levy has huge hair. Yeah you can really see the ABC humidity in this picture. And it's just like fully surrounding her head like a whole halo. Yeah and she has the smile of Lake. I'm in Washington DC. Like he seems genuinely please she. Almost she's holding back a smile but she can't help herself. Yes she looks like. She's holding back a big Grin Act is look at me glow Shandra Levy and she will later. Tell her mother that Gary Condit looks like Harrison Ford which her mother and I had the same reaction to that. I don't see it. Yeah no he doesn't but you know what like when you have feelings for someone you want to express how they make you feel and I can see her. Maybe finding a congress person very sexy and having some feelings about that yes I got Chandra. I get it so this is the part where I have to tell you about. Gary Condit's upbringing and his history. Pettis Lutheran Scott a Lutheran face. He's a preacher's kid. Actually so I was onto something. You were close. I mean when you say he has politician face. He also has like politician life. Wife named Deborah and four beautiful children and they all go skiing in Vail. I mean other than his wife actually being named Caroline basically the same way that when we talked about Dan Quayle. It's just like he's like a standard issue. Republican Gary Condit is a standard issue Democrats. He wrote a book he wrote like a true crime book. It's not like not quite a memoir. It's trying to be true crime book about the disappearance of Schollander Levy. That's a weird thing to do. Gary Condit it's weird. It's also not very good but with really interesting to me about it. Is that his description of his own life and why he got into. Politics is literally one-sentence. The purpose of politics is better people's lives but there's nothing in there about like. I saw poverty in central California and I wanted to help nothing. It's literally he's working in like some sort of armaments factory and one of his older colleague says like well you know when the Vietnam War's over we're not going to have jobs anymore. And then all he says is something along the lines of like that ignited in me an idea. I had been toying with for years. I ran for the City Council. And like what? What did that ignite? It's like the war can be wars forever so you can have a job like it's nine. Yeah you're like what was ignited Gerry. Like does he talk about his family or childhood or anything like that. I mean the most interesting thing about his childhood is that he lied on his application for marriage license to say that he was twenty one when he was actually nineteen but like that was to get married to the woman that he's still married to. That's like getting a fake. Id to buy wine for communion priest but so his career is just like. He's a centrist Democrat. He's basically it's like a very red district and so his entire career. He's basically like middle of the road. Democrat were like the Republicans. Don't really love him or hate him because he'll sometimes across the aisle to help them and the Democrats don't really love him or hate him either because he'll help them when it matters because he is so he's like a team player. Yes but it's just like it doesn't seem like he hasn't even real values as like it doesn't seem like there's any issue that him there's all these attempts to great features about him later and to sort of humanize him and the only interesting thing that anybody latches onto is that when he moved to DC. He got an apartment in Adams. Morgan which is apparently a cool neighborhood and they're like they try to make a thing like he moved to a hip neighborhood and like he ethnic food like what an interesting guy. And you're like is it. You're like this past few having a non basically. He's just like this boring guy but Shandra likes him. I American the fact that he's a politician could be really attracted to her. There's also some semi problematic reporting later. That like she has a thing for older guys. Honestly if you're twenty three years old lake guys your age and slightly younger are like not that great of field to pick it. It's hard to not have a thing for older guys. Twenty three year old sexual woman. So according to Gary Condit's book she start showing up at his office and asking him for career advice. Because she's been doing this internship. She graduated from Graduate School. She doesn't really know what she's GonNa do next. And what's interesting? Is this fall. Two thousand but sometime before Thanksgiving is when they begin having an affair according to according to everyone except Kerry condit. Okay then I really inclined to think it happened. Oh Yeah and he to this day. He maintains that they didn't have an affair. But like we will get into the evidence that they had an affair. And it is incontrovertible there's also one of those things where the evidence that they had an affair is extremely strong and the evidence that he had anything to do with. Her disappearance is extremely weak so basically they begin carrying out this affair because she cannot tell us her side of it. We're relying on sort of second and third hand accounts one of the best pieces of evidence that they are having some sort of intense relationship and this is an extremely like early. Two thousand thing is that he is number seven on her speed. Dial and his office is number eight on her speed. Dial the slots your speed diet. We're a really big deal. Yes because there were only nine of them. We always have these stupid little technological ways of demonstrating to ourselves that we are moving on from someone and used to be deleting them from your speed dial. Yeah she also starts telling people but like in these cryptic ways. I am seeing a Harrison Ford. Yes that's exactly what she tells her. Mom is that I'm seeing a guy. He's a bit older. He looks like Harrison Ford. And I can't talk about it much like you'll understand in five years you some action. Her mom hearing this and seeing a picture very conduct being like Oh yes also importantly she tells her aunt that this is going on. She's again coy about who exactly this person is. But she says she's been seeing somebody. He's an important figure. Also says and other people say this to that. Sean told them that her and Gary had a five year plan where he was going to leave his wife and run away with her her. I can see him either eight planning to do that..
"levy" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"All right. Let's do this. How are you what the fuck? What the fuck stors. What the fuck it Delic's. What the Fuck Knicks? What the fuck cats. What the fuck nuts. I don't even know if I said that one in a long time. How are you mark mayor and this is my podcast? Wpf welcome to it. How's it going? Are you guys all right? Are you doing all right and then you are. You doing okay. What's going on? Snap out of it then. Don't fuck and fall into a hole. Look we're all in this together. Most of us who aren't standing on the steps of Capitol Buildings Dress like were prepared for war. Random flags dress characters some sort of video game. Jesus Christ whereas the demand for more tests no our sense of freedom in this country is very shallow almost infantile very shortsighted. Not Too many people thinking about the long game more about like Wind Guy Plays. I like I want to eat at the place I like. Why no one can tell me. I can't go to renew snits. Oh and eat inside if I want in my Bandanna hat with my goggles on and my gun I'll eat hot dogs. I don't know where that's coming from people. What's why is there any sniffles left? This is not a paid plug. I remember doing her Schnitzel. The you get a crowd dog at Dewinter sniffle or the Chicago style. Which had tomatoes on it which. I didn't like the Chili Dogs. Which was okay. I was acros guy which was weird. There was something about crowd when you're in high school. You know the other fellas like proud Mike. Yeah I was way ahead of the curve in this probiotic business. I knew what gut health was back when I was going. Diener Schnitzel in high school. Getting a crowd dog with mustard. Two or three of them. They're eating chili dogs. I'm like you guys are GONNA pay for that. Shit dog about the gut. It's all about the gut. Tell me you're asking. What about the Hotdog Dude? You know you got balance crowd sausage. You know what I mean. You want that fight to go on. That is the eternal conflict between probiotics. And what the fuck did you just eat? What's the fuck what is wrong with you man? How are we to even the probiotic bacteria or do we make it a little easier? Jesus Christ by the way. I'm GonNa Talk to Dan. Levy today of Shit's creek the other. Dan Levy I talked to another Dan. Levy a few weeks ago. Dan Levy now talking to Dan. Levy while you thought that Dan Levy was going to be Dan Levy but no it was not Dan Levy. Today's Dan Levy. Sorry for those of you who were disappointed by Dan Levy. No one's more disappointed by Dan Levy than Dan Levy so today Dan Levies here. Kind of here. I talked to him on the thing. Shits Creek Fund show. I talked to his father. Eugene Awhile back. I'll talk to Dan Levy about his father. Eugene Levy and how did with Eugene Levy? I think I did pretty well them you know. Here's the thing I know you're over it. Look I'm over it? I want nothing more than to just be able to go. Do things talk to people not wear masks? I'm not even sure what I'd like to do. How about socialize in a real way but look the point is despite the fact that some states are opening in that the leadership is non-existent or nebulous. They're still a lot of virus out. There were all sick of it. I know but there's virus out there. You can't avoid it just because you've decided it's Time Your Gut Calcio my gut tells me it's okay. Fuck your gut. I mean there is some leadership if you happen to have a decent thoughtful empathetic concerned governor or mayor but the leadership at the top is not giving any impression at their leading anything got an email from a guy who's in a nursing facility in Nursing Home Facility. He's got he's there for some other reason to. It's a convalescent home. He's convalescing for mental prize with a lot of older people. There's the virus in the place in Chicago and it started moving. Made me think that like those people are incredibly vulnerable. And it's a fucking disaster but Jesus man the reality for most people right now is that were without leadership without guidance and without any prognosis of how this is going to end and so for people in vulnerable situations nursing homes long term health facilities prisons public housing. It's even fucking more terrifying. And this guy he's in Chicago. Cook County one in four. Cova deaths are at the nursing home. So He's right these got it you know he's got a right to be to be fearful but as I said before you know if you're lucky living in a state where the citizens are concerned in the majority in the governmental leadership mayors and governors and people in the healthcare professions and law. Enforcement are are kind of like on top of the fact that look just because you're tired of this and just because what sort of coming down from the top is that It's kind of going away. It's not really. I don't WanNa be a Downer but hanging there. Let's lighten it up a little bit buddy. 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"levy" Discussed on Political Scandals
"Meanwhile Gary Condit went home to California. A ruined man. He sued a group of tabloids seeking more than two hundred million dollars in damages after bouncing around the courts. For several years. One suit was eventually settled out of court and a second suit was dismissed then in two thousand seven another set of new detectives took over the Shandra Levy case unlike previous investigators. They didn't Overlook Ingmar Guan Decay. Who was still in prison for the other? Rock Creek Park assaults in fact they made him their primary suspect. This was driven in part by a Washington Post investigation that revealed to the public for the first time that Guan decay was a suspect and the post also told the world he hadn't gone to work on the day of the murder not only that. Guan decays landlady remembered seeing him with a scratched bruised face around that time. Newspapers can report any evidence they consider relevant but prosecuting a murderer is a different story if they wanted to put on D.C behind bars for. Shawna's murder detectives. We're going to need a lot more than a day off. Work and landlady's fading recollection of some bruises. Their best hope was the suspects former cellmate. Armando Morales he still maintain that gwen decay had confessed. Morale is story hadn't changed a bit since he first told it. In September of two thousand and one which made him seem more trustworthy than before in two thousand nine gone decay was formerly charged with killing Shandra Levy his lawyers mounted a spirited defence that focused on shifting blame to conduct but the jury believed Armando Morales testimony in two thousand ten Ingmar Decay was convicted and sentenced to sixty years but in the case so fraught with twists. Of course that wasn't the end Guan Decay appealed and in two thousand fifteen. He won a new trial. Meanwhile a secret recording Morales emerged on the tape. He bragged about gang wars making hand-grenades ambushing a thief quote in a thug. Way And using shanks against fellow inmates. Prosecutors couldn't put barral on the stand again not when the defense would just play the tape. He would look like vicious career criminal throwing his cellmate under the bus to get out of jail early. Reluctantly THE GOVERNMENT DECLINED TO TRY. Guan decay a second time instead. They scheduled him for release from prison. And for a deportation back to El Salvador in. May of two thousand seventeen more than sixteen years after Chandra's murder gone decay was removed from the United States. His current whereabouts are unknown. As for Gary Condit. In Two thousand sixteen he released his true crime thriller with the help of Co author Britain piece. Denying the affair with Shonda entirely. This book is mostly angry. Rants against police on the FBI who he claims maliciously targeted him while ignoring the real killer. It's an appealing conspiracy theory. But it's condit's word against the coalition of Journalists Police the Levy family and the other women who claim to have been his mistresses as for who killed Chandra Levy. The case is still considered unsolved. Many people believe Guan Decay was the right man by Guan decay proclaimed up until the day of his deportation that he'd never even met Chandra. Maybe someday a new piece of evidence will emerge that gives this story a more definitive ending but with every year that passes. It's getting less and less likely that Shandra will ever get justice. The only thing we know for sure is that what ever happened to Shandra. It probably didn't involve a horse. Whisper a jealous spy or a private jet whisking her away to the Middle East but when have we Americans ever let the truth? Get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.
"levy" Discussed on Political Scandals
"It was though they left her body there to rot. Shandra Levy died on. May first two thousand one less than a month. After her twenty fourth birthday. She wouldn't be reported missing for five days and two remains wouldn't be found for more than a year. In the meantime her disappearance would become the biggest story in America and within the wall to wall news coverage her alleged affair with congressman. Condit would take center stage. That's up next now. Back to the story on May First. Two Thousand One twenty four year old bureau of Prisons Intern. Chandra Levy was murdered in Rock Creek. Park her parents still believe she was on her way home to Modesto California they plan to rendezvous then drive down together to La for her USC. Graduation on May eleventh at first Robert and Susan Levy assumed Shandra had taken some unconventional route west. She'd been considering writing the California Zephyr Amtrak train. They reasoned that Chandra must've forgotten to call and now she was in the middle of a multi day journey with limited cell. Phone service for the first couple of days the Levi's managed to convince themselves not to worry but the third day of May passed then. The fourth by the fifth shoulders is parents. Were feeling sick? She would never purposefully leave them. Hanging this long on May Sixth Richard Levy called the DC Metropolitan Police Department to report. Shandra missing the same day. He scoured her cell phone bills for any recurring patterns. That's where he found the phone number. Two Congressman Gary Condit's office this development prompted Susan to tell her husband everything she knew about the affair. It wasn't much but it was enough to convince Richard that he needed to talk to conduct right away. After some searching they got a hold of his home number condit's wife answered and a message a little while later he called back to hear the California Congressman. Tell it he was as surprised as anyone by Andras disappearance sure he knew her but only because she dropped by his office on Capitol Hill once in a while they were in close as Chandra told it when they were together conduct promised her the world but as soon as she disappeared he pretended they barely knew each other even before. Foul play was suspected. Condit was distancing himself. Susan was instantly suspicious if condit had ever cared for Shandra at all. He do anything to help. Find her including coming clean about their affair but conduct wasn't to come clean kind of guy he didn't like answering to anyone not even his own party. He proudly displayed a photo of the Republican Speaker of the House on his office. Wall and publicly befriended President George W Bush. These days people called elected officials. Like condit dyno's Democrats in name only to think of himself as a renegade that made him unpopular with house democratic leadership but at home in California's Eighteenth Congressional district condit was unbeatable first elected in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine to fill vacancy. He was on his sixth term in two thousand one when Chandra disappeared. Republicans didn't even bother to run a candidate against him in two of his reelection bids deep down though condit knew that his seat wasn't as safe as people thought he'd outwardly postured against Bill Clinton during the former president's impeachment hearings. If people found out conduct was an adulterer himself he'd be classified as a hypocrite. Not a renegade. The only feasible plan then was to deny deny deny no matter who is asking condit about Chandra Levy that included the police who arrived on. May Ninth Two thousand one eight days after Chandra's disappearance to question him for the first time at his apartment. Condit was careful. Yes he knew Shandra but no. He hadn't seen her lately. He evaded the question of if they were intimate. The investigators already knew that wasn't true. In addition to her parents Chandra's friends told police she'd referred to an unnamed man as her boyfriend she even occasionally admitted to her friends that this new Bo was in Congress hence the secret relationship. The Congressman's decision to deliberately withhold information from investigators in an effort to protect. His reputation is even more upsetting. Granted that at this point nobody but the killer new Shandra was dead. She could have still been alive perhaps kidnapped or lying injured at the bottom of ravine in the park unless condit was at the scene of the murder himself for all he knew he was getting in the way of an investigation that had a chance to save the life of his lover. Of course condit's still claims. He told the truth in that first interview. Two more rounds of police questioning changed his story though he broke down and admitted that Shandra had repeatedly spent the night in his apartment all the while the search for Shandra continued. The investigation was headed up by detective. Ralph Durant of DC second district. It was typically such a quiet neighborhood that the local cops were nicknamed Squirrel. Chasers WITH EVERY DAY. Shandra remained missing. The chances of finding her alive plummeted. Most likely the cops were looking at a homicide case. Potentially involving congressman. If the media got wind of it this could be the most explosive story of the decade. Investigators were desperate to find her. But the so-called Squirrel chasers had little homicide experience. They repeatedly failed to request the tapes from the surveillance cameras outside. Chandra's apartment which were recorded over every seven days by the time they got the camera footage everything recorded on. May I had been erased. Then a cop without proper tech training tried to search Chandra's laptop for clues. He accidentally corrupted the hard drive. This case was too difficult and too risky to handle without some outside help so very quickly the Metropolitan Police called in the FBI. It was a sick little irony the closest Chandra ever got to her dream job as an FBI agent was when she became the bureau's top priority. A week after she died that may reporters only new. Shandra lived in Gary Condit's district and had met him during her time in DC. The congressman even announced a ten thousand dollar donation to a reward fund for information on her disappearance which came his campaign treasury. What a good guy. So dedicated to a single constituent. He barely knew that he was giving up his campaign donations to help endow a reward fund who reporters on the DC beat. Were right to be cynical. The Washington Post team in particular smell. A rat immediately. Condit was working very hard to get out in front of this story. There must be a reason on. May Sixteenth a source inside. The Police Department slipped journalists. Atip this one bread crumb was all it took for reporters to start hounding condit's office day and night for comment on May Seventeenth. The Post published a blanket. Denial from Condit's chief of staff in part it said the alleged affair quote totally did not occur yet nothing gets journalists excited about a juicy rumor faster than a campaign staffer trying to kill a story. They kept digging despite wanting to keep their missing daughters sex life out of the headlines. Levi's made a tough call after consulting other families of missing persons. They were advised to do everything they could to keep. Chandra's name in the news more eyeballs on the story would prompt more awareness and likely more resources to either find her or her killer. The Levi's appeared on Good Morning America. They let news cameras follow them. As they met with their senators they avoided directly referencing. Chandra's relationship with condit but they didn't shut down speculation either in addition to making the public care about the case. The Levi's also wanted to keep media pressure on the FBI. They were worried that the bureau might not be enthusiastic about an investigation that might implicate a congressman as a murder suspect. Congress doesn't have hiring and firing power at the FBI but it does oversee the bureau's funding. Meanwhile investigators worked overtime to recover the data on Chandra's laptop it took the FBI a month to get into the corrupted hard drive and find her search history southwest flights Amtrak Fares and to search for Rock Creek Park hiking trails in June of two thousand. One this was the first lead they'd gotten on where she might have gone on. May first investigators followed it up as best. They could even sending cadaver dogs into the park but they were looking in all the wrong places namely they neglected to scour the steep remote hiking trails. The park was enormous so logically they targeted the most used areas. I like the Pierce clincal mansion. Unfortunately Shandra hadn't been anywhere near it. The dogs found nothing other leads. Were coming into including another young woman who claim to have had an affair with conduct when she was twenty two. In addition to the minister's daughter this marked the third woman involved with the congressman after she broke up with him in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. She said condit took it poorly still. Investigators didn't name condit as a suspect but perhaps covering their bases. They brought him in repeatedly for questioning. Tired of the circus. In June condit. Lawyered up his attorney aggressively. Denied this story accusing the Washington Post of publishing malicious lies. But that only made things worse. The angrier condit's lawyer got the harder the media pushed back the post announced that it stood behind its coverage of the Shandra Levy case so conduct moved on to plan B. Privately with the Levi's and convinced them of his innocence. Maybe they could then call off the media.
"levy" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"I was doing one of my gigs. For the Oscars was showing people like what the front runners were on this like six foot tall ballot on e. and I was wearing the tightest. Tuxedo I've ever worn and I had to bend. I was like Oh my God. There's a six percent chance. Rip Down Your Tisch. Basically didn't happen. Good so thank God for small favors. You spent some time in New York early on New York. Of course just reminding you in case you don't know where you are. What are your memories of coming here because this was like where you got your start at in terms like getting serious about acting right. Yes so I went to college in Baltimore Maryland and then I dropped out because I was like. I'm going to be an actor and mom and dad. I'm going to be an act. Was that did that. Catch THEM BY SURPRISE. You acted a bit as a kid. You've shown some tendencies. Yeah I actually do it surprise. I kinda surprised myself like I'm I'm proud of my clearly. I'm in therapy. I'm like I have to point out all the moments that I'm proud of myself therapy session where you don't have to pay me back at my younger self and I'm like okay. Good aren't you? You WanNa do that thing and you went after it so I moved to New York to go to Stella Adler lived in Murray Hill Murray Hill at one point strange plays older than like your crowd of that time and then the crowd maybe a little bit more conservative like Republican Zone at least a relative to the rest of New York City. You're probably like some pretty trashy barth tonic with like ten thousand flats screens and like. I remember waking up leaving. Just be like P. And like blood like flowing out of tonic into the drains of the federal yeah precursor to Evil Dead Pe- and Sorry Still Adler anyways to sell Adler had time in my life. New York City is so much fun to be a young wide eyed creative person cocoa. I got a MOCHA delicious. And we we asked if you wanted one okay. This is my third coffee of the day which is too many but talk so had it was still at work a rigorous kind of a program. I mean the name is important but no it wasn't rigorous and I went also to the evening program so I would go to school. I think four hours a night and I worked at the school restocking the toilet paper and doing some administrative work to a guest pay for my tuition but I love acting a lot and I love talking about the history of acting and I love plays and reading plays and document plays and so it was like. Oh Wow yeah and it was. I guess what I had been missing in my life up until then because this is my greatest passion and so I was like. Oh yeah this is doing what it feels like to be really turned on by something. Were you trying to get work while you were here or was it kind of like this? Is this study zone. And I'm going to give the year and then I transitioned like commercials. Or why weren't you like a dead body law and order at some point like New York actor? I didn't know what the normal route is was supposed to be. Although there obviously isn't known normal like actor route but I just was nineteen and twenty and in school. And I remember Wa- I don't pray. I'm not religious but I remember walking down the streets of Newark. Basically asking God to make me an actress award like and I I knew somewhere inside of me that it was possible. I was like I remember one time. One of the teachers said okay. Let's be real the likelihood of any working zero and I in my head. I was like you have a spirit. Inside was captain of the hip hop dance. Yeah we're you. Yes wasn't that think I'm insane? That actually is is basically correct It sounds like always whatever you you've been Taipei in that you've kind of like gone after whatever you were passionate about the time and very determined. Yeah yes they look you in relation on that so like those like family friends. Growing up would have said like from the start. You with a precocious kind of like strong spirit yes. I think that I was not a very happy kid and I feel much happier. Life is a lot better now as a thirty year old. I wonder what people would have said because I've asked my mom like my mom didn't know that I was. This was inside you that you know. I don't think she did. I had really supportive parents but whatever. I don't think anyone expected that I was going to be an actor. Basically can yeah. I can understand how that can make for like an unusual when you have something that you don't know you don't know what is inside of you but it wants to get out so that can manifest in different ways right and also. I think yes so you here for about a year. I was here for a year and a half. We had a showcase which a lot of theater schools do. And you do for Your Lake. Showcase was I wish I remembered. Oh my gosh. Two years of hard living of also remember like sobbing finding out what those the scene that they gave me. Because I was like I want like you're selecting your a monologue or something. That's probably why he blocked it out. John MacLean I you know they make a booklet of your photograph and your resume. Even though I had no resume and sent it out to various represent representatives and manager just saw my headshot which happened to be a very good headshot and called me in for a meeting and basically signed me on the spot of my head shot. Does that mean you had a very good headshots? Click in particular. They caught the light in the perfect way. So it's not like we can show it on the microphone but it was a really good like you knew at the time like. Oh this is the best version me. No I didn't know until after I got a manager just from a picture let's see. Oh my gosh she's wearing a Tiara in it and Elsa address before Elsa was even thing well anyway so he sent me on some auditions while I was in acting school and I ended up. Maybe told you this story. But I ended up booking a job within a month and it was the leading character in a independent movie wherein Melanie Alinsky was gonNA play my mom and you ended up getting to know Melanie later right and also melons the best ten years older than me wrong. I'd now maybe she was thirteen years old an unusual. Let's play my mom. I dropped out of it because I ended up getting shameless agents. Were like you should do shameless and I was like. I can't drop out of the project people with all the time. I was like okay anyway so then. I ended up working with working with Melanie two more times and I feel so lucky to be destined to work with Melania Lindsey. She's so and she's such a person who was the other major league is made together with great. I love that one. I don't feel at home in this world anymore. It had unfortunate title. That was the problem with that. I think it did win. Best Film I remember. I talked to Melania and Elijah at Sundance for that one. I really liked that movie me. So you and shameless. After you drop out like a diva already of your first project. Yes but then you get your real first project. You do a few episodes on shameless. Big Learning curve. It sounds like it was my first time on a film set first time seeing a camera. So it's all like the because I've heard the stories to the fore and I always boggles my mind when people are like. I didn't know what a mark was legit. Didn't you were idea? They're throwing these terms and they were so nice to me. What's good? Yeah all of them. The cast the producers the director. There were like go get him. Can you got this? It's fine yeah good job and I was like really did it feel like Like can you chart back to that and be like okay from there on? It was kind of relatively speaking smooth sailing. Like one thing led to another. Yeah I'm like why can't I go back to that time? Aspirations for low just kept me in front of a camera now you have the burden of like knowing what a great project is a mediocre projects standards right. Yeah basically yeah and much more complicated stuff throwing around the good stuff. Yeah we'll get there. We got time. Let's let Zoe. I know we'll we'll back because I really liked the show. Thank you I. It's it's such a bizarre concept that like maybe shouldn't work but it's very charming and sweet and just works so in a nutshell. I don't know what the elevator pitch on. This is probably a better than me but so we can hear other. People's thoughts form of musical numbers was presented to you. Is it presented to you as like that can absorb or the script? I actually can't remember which came first. Okay probably the blurb right. You're like all in. That sense. Sounds Weird enough for me I mean? Are you saying I'm weird? I think I've sensed that already. That's why you're you're Weirdos. Welcome here definitely weird But it had enough of off kilter something that appealed to you. There's something weird about it Musical theater background. I did musical theater as a child in school and in Community Theater mccrea mainly because I liked to act and there wasn't that was what was nonmusical yes productions being put up. Yeah desperate actor even then they'll take it. Yes but we're you in your twenties where you doing. Karaoke nights where you singing this. No no so. This is unusual. Jane yes they also audition you know. This is unusual jayme starving musical series song and dance and I can't find on the resume that year you're in cats. I can't find it. I did make a really bizarre musical in two thousand fourteen. That went to the Toronto Film Festival. I feel like I talked to you there. We definitely talked in Toronto. Did we talk about a musical in Toronto that I'm blanking on the worst? Oh my God it was. It's you don't have to. That's not a thing. Okay it became. I now am memory. We Toronto that's there. I made this really weird movie and it was a musical so there is tape of me singing so when the I don't know who told us into higher me I'm still asking him that question because I when we did. Someone just showed up when you're being polite on our first meeting. I was like do you know who I am. Do you have any idea like what I can do? It was very strange because they were offering me this huge job and I was like I feel like you don't know me though but again what that might say something like half the answers to questions have been this like second sight kind of like what was going on in your brain observing like all of this which is very appropriate for. Zoe. I'm very neurotic..
"levy" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Today on happy. Second Fused Jane Levy sings and dances her way through Zoe's extraordinary playlist. Hey guys I'm Josh Horowitz. Welcome to another edition of happy. Sad confused yes. Jane Levy First Time Guest on happy sad confused very pleased to say that's a Jane came by before the the madness ensued. So this is our last kind of normal episode of happy abused for at least at least a while. I'm safe to say that it will be a while before we all go back to normal. Despite what some people think despite what the leader of the country is saying no things are not going to be going back to normal in two weeks or a week. I can say that because I'm living in New York City which is in the middle of It's the epicenter as you. Well know of the madness right now and it's it's not a pleasant time for any of us and certainly a worrying time Which is all the more reason to have To value escapes like podcasts and entertainment and that brings me back to to Jane and her charming new series on NBC. Zoe's extraordinary playlist. So Jane Jane came by a few weeks back. This was well before the shit hit the fan. And she's Great Dane. Is Jane James? A big WEIRDO. I think she'll agree. She'll be flattered by that statement She's a kindred. Spirits always enjoyed to her over the years and this was our first chance to really talk in depth about her life and career. And when I saw this new show Zoe's extrordinary playlists which has been on for a few weeks on NBC. I was really charmed by. Its if you haven't seen it. It's I think it's pretty pipe fee. It's a it starts a great ensemble of musical Theater Actors. People like Mary. Steenburgen Peter Gallagher and scholar Aston and at the center of it. All is Jane Levy. Who Ironically hasn't really had that kind of a life and career musical theater. But it's a high concept show if you don't know it basically about a young woman who can suddenly hear people's thoughts through musical numbers. Sounds absurd. Sounds insane is and yet. It works this this upcoming episode. I haven't seen it yet. Actually but I've heard that this is a big fund showcase for Jane herself in that she gets to actually be doing a lot of the numbers herself because the by the nature of the conceit of the show is she's surrounded by these Performers doing these crazy amazing musical numbers. So it'll be a nice change of pace this coming weeks episode. The show airs on Sunday nights out on. Nbc At nine PM can catch again. This this week's episode coming up on March twenty ninth at nine pm. And as I said it's a it's a special one for Jane And as I said she's See someone always involved with and I really would. I'm thrilled that we got a chance to to meet up before the apocalypse game apocalypse. We're going make it through this guys. We're in this together. We are okay so a couple of other notes. This is our second podcast of the week. That's always nice to podcasts. In one week typically. We only do one going forward. You'RE GONNA get safe to say at least one happy. Say Confused New podcast a week. Maybe more I'm trying to figure out sort of what we're doing going forward a little bit. I've already started taping new episodes. Virtually obviously I'm not in the same room as my guests but we're also trying something new. I'm kind of changing the focus a little bit given the Times. We're living in right now. I think you guys are going to get I'm into it so far And we'll see you as many as many of these as as I have time for my other work stuff is starting to rev up so which is good. You'RE GONNA start to see me do stuff for comedy central and MTV again. We're kind of all figuring out how to produce content in this new and scape Took took took us a beat. It's GonNa take us a minute but you think you're GonNa see me very soon To some some some fun stuff that will hopefully Entertain you and as I said as the podcast don't wear the podcast is going to keep going. You're going to see at least one new episode every week going forward. That's my semi promise to you. You know we'll see that's what I'm shooting for at least anyway. Hope you guys enjoy this chat with Jane once again. So he's extrordinary. Playlist is on NBC. Sunday nights at nine PM. I highly recommend it and as always remember review rate and subscribe to happy sad confused now more than ever spread the good word. People need a little bit of an escape. And hopefully that's what this podcast is for you. I hope you enjoy this chat with Jane. See You it's nice to see you to welcome into my little office. Thank you you were just saying. You feel like you're getting an. We talked a couple of times but never at length. Yeah and now you've seen the inside of my brain. Thanks to my office its own. You agree with it. Yeah you have movies. I hope I do of movies. Yeah did you grow up loving movies? Weirdly I mean it's not like I grew up. Not You're anti movie IOS. Don't show her movie. I have not anti movie but I just didn't like I didn't go to the movies all the time we didn't have like a huge collection of VHS tapes. My House we had like ten that I watched over and over and over again. What were the courtroom core five? Give me some. Harriet this by the Classic Trachtenberg. What's her was it? Just ten copies of Harrods. Sorry Ventura when nature calls the sequel. Yes we only have the sequel. Yep on my God go. That's really funny. Good okay to keeping him theme with your lesser sequels. Right the royal tannenbaums okay. This is very straight joke. Yeah Robin Hood Robertson. Okay cartoon Talks Yup Yup selected this menagerie this insanity. Somehow we ended up with these folks like whether we rented them and give them back or someone gave them as a gift or my parents. Pick them out or I'd vote them out. I have no idea there was more but those are the ones I remember watching a lot. I loved Harriet spy after work. I've ever seen her. The spun bit older than the use of probably a kidney at the right time right. I mean it was weird if I was like high despite his twenty five year old man. All right very weird. It was like a like a tough young girl detective and I was like. Yeah Yeah your your your as people know. You're an actress and your detective. Yeah that's your side Gig right. Did you watch the Oscars I did? Do you enjoy the now. The Palm of the circumstance the silliness. I mean okay. Let's get into it. Obviously giving awards for art is the most important thing in the world. It doesn't make any sense completely arbitrary. Like how can you compare a scorsese movie to parasite right not to mention to give the most already benefited human beings on the planet? One More accolade right people like you know what I think is amazing. That acting like actors are really good audience members like associate and they think it's like reading a good novel. You're like oh I'm not alone. That that reminds me of this and we are all same humanity. Wow and so I think in some ways humans like project a lot onto movie stars and so then they can like have this experience with the movie stars in a way that I think is fine. Like it's like like like yes. It's it's a bunch of mostly white people patting themselves on the back for room making millions and billions billions of dollars shirt. But at the same time it's like it's like human connection. It's seeing yourself in the prettiest versions of ourselves. I guess taking it too seriously any direction or doesn't make sense and so I watch it because I'm like I do want to see the fashions and like I do like these movies. And it's so weird to think that one will win over the other like I. Just don't get into that. I long as someone who grew up with all the stuff and watch the Oscars. Since I was like a baby like I long ago gave up like any illusion of the best one when the only one that I even like winning. It's for me. It's fun to see and back in the day like it was fun to see like the old guard and like the Nicholson's and all that and now it's fun to see like Brad Pitt. Now is like the old guard. What happened rates kind of like a marker of like how old we are old I am now and I like all the history stuff me too. Yeah so I given. So what your Buddy Rene one yeah That's cool. Yeah I mean by the time yes that. She just wrapped in London when we started shooting. What if I think she was even late to? What if we can half because she was still finishing? She's a really really really good actor. Cordell Globes right. Would you enjoyed that side of it again? The carpet and presenting on that or no so. I actually got ready for the Golden Globes and walked on the carpet for a half hour and then went to the hotel and wash my face. Got on a plane went to Vancouver and worked at eight o'clock in the morning on the show. Yes yes so. I didn't actually get to sit through the show which would have been fun but I had to go back to work. So do I like that part of it. Honestly yes and no I have moments where I'm on the red carpet and I'm like actually at the Golden Globes. This is a little bit like vulnerable to admit but I was like you're standing here because your hard work and it felt like I felt good about that whether or not I mean it's not like I'm just like seeing all these amazing artists and being like that person because I worked really hard and that is a sneak in the back they actually let me in front with Meyer but that also makes me go into barbeque. I like an. I don't wear and like this. Business is a lot about like ego and power and like blatantly and like no matter how much we try to pretend. It's not like that part of it hurts me. I'm sure it hurts. Everybody like I'm sensitive but So so yes I I also get like insecure when I dress up and I'm like this feels so weird like the whole point is that I have to pretty and that's not really why I'm an actor and what what is it. What if they like that part of it makes me uncomfortable but then at the same time? I like to think of some events where you're doing. Press as celebration of the thing that you made that you worked really hard. M. Like Zoe's I am like so proud of it and I'm so proud of all of us that I'm just like great. I get to go talk about this thing that I'm really proud of totally while sometimes feeling uncomfortable wearing address. It doesn't feel like it's sort of. Yeah Yeah I feel like I had a tiny glimpse into what it's like for that address so uncomfortably in those insane situations..
"levy" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"And like we always say don't fear Levy, you hire Levy, and you wanna Levy on your side not want against you, Greg. I wanna talk a little bit now about we had a couple of clients come in this week. In fact, it was on Thursday if I'm not mistaken, that's one came in. It was a nice lady, and she had her son on the phone who was up in Gainesville Orlando or somewhere and said, look, my parents have a business. They just need to get their books in order. They need to do some bookkeeping work besides tax resolution, which they ended up owing. They just wanted to get their books in order and presumably they're gonna attacks is because they haven't been taken a paycheck the right way. But when you were an IRS revenue officer, how many times, you know, laws count over thirty years. But didn't you see a lot where a taxpayer? The roots of their problem was. A lack of books. The bookkeeping wasn't done. Didn't exist was messy was haphazard or out of the shoebox. And the biggest question that we asked our clients. What do you make what's your answer that what's your income? Well, how do you know what you could afford to pay the IRS or NATs? Are you truly inefficiential hardship? Or not didn't you see that a lot when you were at the IRS. We're just clients will taxpayers you call them that didn't have any idea. They're going and what's going on with their books. Yeah. All the time. I used to see that still see here. We'll get new clients. And they don't know what they're doing again. That's the foundation of a good business. You have to keep track of the books and records. You have to keep careful records here to see what is going on in your business. Are you really making money or you losing it? Because you don't know you think you're making great gobs of money because you have great grosses. But if you have a lot of expenses, and you're not properly crediting them, guess what?.
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"You know, I thought they were going to be out after wing ski player of the month so much for fixing in. Post green screen or something. Yeah. Lastly, we got all day four stores. The fact you Kaelin do this under day off. You just wanna do stories it'd be a gift certificate or something that we we can get yourself a gift bag for. I just like the stars yet. Here's a gift bag. Let's do this every day. I listen anytime you want to come back. Seriously. Have you ever either been on the plot guess before? Or listen to a podcast before I'm going to say oh for two on both. No, I think I've been been on one other and listen to one other what was the one? You. Listen to great question was so memorable. Have no idea is mcshea of podcast as the pike. I think I'm might listen to who's then you know, he's my God Saturdays. You're my God. Saturdays to you're on the show more than we are, by the way. It's really not about our game. It's about Adnan's cut in. And then we come in on occasion to shea touchdown Ida. Grayson, I had a great line to you. And then you go out in. I'm having trouble hearing. I'm sure is a very witty line mixing minus shoe and that stuff I've played it straight. And you've buried me go expecting a lot more. They're pretty pretty. Latin that line there. Are you kidding? Right back at you guys. This is my live for the cut ins with you at Tom. I can't her. What would you say eighty thousand people screaming and Clemson I got Josh off my producer one ear right Greece's drawing on the screen. Happing me is read the car just read the card, you know, the promo card until most time what you're which I always give to you to fitting. He always says the same response Levi's great big pause loose at times. But you know, why I don't think I have a good time in the booth treating the seconds brain surgery. So is everybody else tight? Then. I'll be right is everybody. Everybody else to test is high energy out of a mean is yelling not naming names. Everybody else to tire. I'm okay being the loose. Guy. Levy lounge Levy lounge loose literally coaches, we get to coach other boys. Carson stone in less than a dean. The best memory was you're on the road. You're covering the Cup. Filing gay do me a favor. It's Harper's birthday your daughter. Can you just take Carson and stone out afterwards? Little ice cream. Whatever you gotta do three. Great. So on the way out, by the way stone. His son is like Keith Hernandez first baseman, get the glasses left. I mean, he just wants to play the hill Friday, but then together is the best. And so in practice over Carson and Edina, the say, let's go let's get out of your part to do more. Right. You to put that can football. He's I want to it as let's go. We're going stone. I said where do you guys want to go for ice cream? We go to sweet frog or Ben and Jerry's Costo. Sweet frog. I asked it's more demonstrative. I asked Carson dean they both want. Ben and Jerry's right? So I tell stone. All right. Sorry stone, though, it stone wants Ben and Jerry's. They want sweet front stone for you. I'm going to go to Ben and Jerry's its right up the road. Right. And tell you that efforts special exception. He gets you asked me once we go to sweet frog Carson Edina took them the two separate Carson did not know this piling IRA, gummy worms. Get chopped Goodman stones furious. Agassi kidding? I go. What he you'll get all these topics getting stoned that was that was the might move Jerry's. It's a scoop ice cream because Masur Toby you find it known he committed he committed and. Levy men are men of our word we make a deal we shake hands. And it's don't handle that. Well, afterwards, not great. But the best part was the last practice again. You're basically the cuff file I looked at Carson. I said buddy, did you have fun because it just like dean isn't want to be out there. But he's doing it for dad sweeter. You can tell you want to do it. And I said Carson because you know, what I'm gonna tell me that I'm done. You're five years old..
"levy" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Now, the Levy tax help show good what he's south Florida and welcome once again to the Levy tax help show. We hope that everyone is having a great weekend. And we had a great week. Whether is pretty good this week. But we're not here to talk about the weather. We are here to talk about what do you do if you have an IRS problem? What do you do if you haven't filed returns in a few years? And what do you do if you are getting my last day thrown around a bit? Levy Levy, really is my last name. Let me introduce everyone. We introduce say Hello again because Greg been around for a while the Levy office. Greg Mahaffy was a former IRS revenue officer that worked at the IRS for Greg. How long? Thirty two and a half years. I love you always says thirty two and a half. So obviously, you're clearly, but while longtime over thirty years three decades, it's a long time working Ronco Sam, and I'll betcha maybe ten years ago twelve years ago, you'd never thought you'd have your paychecks guy a guy with a lasting Levy of all things pretty crazy. But Greg has been a tremendous asset to the firm. We now have three former IRS revenue officers, and we're going to try and get next week or the week after what if the latest editions hurt he was Mindy Gonzales and Mindy used to work as a rabbit officer for about twenty five or twenty six years, and that she rounded out her career as a GM what's called the group manager at the IRS, and she's not join our team we can actually talk about one of her files this week. But before we get into that. I don't think we give the phone number out enough in the phone number locally is five six one eight six five seven eight hundred in toll free eight hundred tax. Levy Levy, really is my last name, Greg. I want to also say a big thank you for your service to the country. We always like to give a shout out to the military. The first responders the firefighters the police officers out there. We don't get enough credit especially in today's world. We like to say thank you with Gregg was in. Right. Oh, yeah. You're at a submarine. Or are you kidding? A big lumbering supply ship off the coast of Kuwait City in early nineteen ninety one in the middle of the oil slicks a minefield. Diligent Studi, working twenty hours a day. Sometimes. Well, thank you for your service potato. You're a big fan of submarine. Your movie buff with subs right hunt for Red October five seven one. I talk about movies. We're not here to talk about the weather, but thank you for your service to the country. Let's start off with a good example of this week a doctor nice guy relatively new client. The Levy office about a month. All that being a Clinton Levy office came to us with a wage Levy and hasn't filed? Let's see how many years it's been. So he has filed for. Is it twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen delinquent tax returns and seventeen. So as last return was eleven so Greg earlier this week which would have been on Tuesday. You were able to call this is called ACS automated collections, and you were able to get this gentleman's wage Levy released which now has given him a little bit of breathing room because he's got to be able to pay someone to file his five years of delinquent tax returns and as a revenue officer. That's what was really a difficult thing for me to always sort of understand that the IRS is going to Levy, and then you don't have money Bank Levy wage Levy, so how do they think you're going to go out, and you're going to be able to pay it accountants to prepare five years or six years of tax returns? When your cash flow is either eliminated or certainly crippled. It just doesn't make any sense. Obviously the answer to that is there's consequences when someone doesn't file the tax returns where they don't pay what they owe. I would never really understood how that's logical and I bring this up because earlier this week on Tuesday when you're able to get that lovey released actually was talking to Mindy about this. When she's on the show. We'll talk. A little bit. We have another client that I want to talk about because it's a really practical example, the Greg can you give everyone a little bit of when they have a wage Levy a lot of people that go into panic mode. And they don't know what to do. You should always see professional advice, and you always want to have someone represent you. Because the average person out there the average taxpayer in a million years. Would it know what to do here's Dr? This guy's a smart guy. Nice guy, by the way. I think he's married if I'm not mistaken, right? And Greg Jarrett has varied, but the Levy was in his name in IRS says he owes I think it was just under sixty thousand dollars is that right? Let me pull it up real quick. And I'll tell us what it was. But yeah, six thousand so great you were able to call and that the letter of the wage Levy was issued early on in September September seventh and it was just under sixty thousand dollars at this gentleman owed with liabilities going back to two thousand eight so went back went back pretty far. So it's going back ten years, but Greg you called and you were able to get a reasonable human being on the other new line, and you were able to have them release the Levy, and that will happen within a matter of a couple of hours of going through some of the financials at explaining the practical matter of it and rep that you talked to which was late in the day. It was five thirty six o'clock eastern time on Tuesday was a very nice rep. I happen to walk by your office. And you know, here you on the phone, and she was incredibly nice, it makes it nice to deal with someone who's nice in the IRS world. So Greg now, you gave this guy peace of mind. I'm actually looking at the release that was. Tober to you earlier this week, and how good does that make you feel that you were able to help out this family in their time of need is pretty good. Does especially well, we have to do is. We approach it. From a logical perspective, we need money in order to get the returns prepared. Don't they just don't get prepared by themselves with a complicated set of returns that needs to be done? They weren't going to be cheap. They were going to be easy as something taxpayer cannot do himself after returns are prepared me. Not be any additional bounces. Do we don't know returns actually, get prepared? But because of the way the tax payer is a wager. He worked for someone else. Now, these lucky he didn't lose his job over this issue. But he did not lose his job. And we had the relief that would be needed. So we can continue on with his life. So they can concentrate I probably getting these returns filed he has a deadline. He knows the consequences were diligently working and busting our tails to get these things done for him within this timeframe. So once they are filed tax payers didn't filing complaints. Then we can go back and make a proposal to the IRS. How do we solve the balances due for everything? All. Issues taxpayer will not over two thousand seventeen or eighteen point four he had sufficient withholding. So now, he said wage-earner he have worry about estimated tax payments. So the case boils down to what does he own? What does he have? What's his income? What's his expensive? What could we start paying the IRS wants everything is resolved? We get back into compliance. But we have to jump through many many hoops, which is why we need a professional firm out there. Knows what they're doing. Zony failed. Miserably he got his wages levied. He almost lost his job. He came to us. And we got it done within less than what week less than a week. We got the relief. I stay here late last evening after seven o'clock just to get into forms. That would be needed an employer volley dates. It was it was it was great how you were able to get all that handled. And I'll tell you something a lot of people. They just go into this panic mode. Another example that happened earlier this week Mindy took on another file, and it was again, a similar ACS levies ACS stands for automated collection. So if everyone's listening to these sort of technical issues, Greg Mindy, Claire the three people that work for me. Now used to work for the IRS all is rather officers originally, and they were the ones that would knock on the door. ACS is a different division of the IRS, which is called automated collection system and Mindy again called the. IRS ACS collections division, and this gentleman had a wage Levy, and he hadn't filed in six or seven years. And when they said he owed just over just under fourteen thousand dollars. Nice guy. Again, hasn't filed married and just wants to get his life back in order. So after listen twenty four hours of him being our client earlier this week. It was on Tuesday late day. The Levy got released sometime mid day on Wednesday. The guys just a happy guy. And now he can afford to live and he also has to afford to get his tax returns done. So there's some logic. That goes on in that. If anyone listening today is staring down the face of the IRS wage Levy or Bank Levy for that matter, you give us a call immediately Saturdays. We love Greg's in typically every Saturday except for last week where there's a little bit of construction going down to the love your office. But he's usually in every weekend, and we're here Saturdays and Sundays and we enjoy the week. Weekend interaction we enjoy that phone number local accent don't give it out enough five six one eight six five seventy eight hundred six one eight six five seventy eight hundred or eight hundred tax. Levy Levy, really is my last name, let's jump to a nother file that's pretty recent from this week officially although the files started back about ten days ago or so a gentleman came to us as a referral from a local CPA who doesn't specialize local meaning Browder Palm Beach county, south east, Florida and the gentlemen, owed the IRS just under fifty thousand dollars and he's got a penalty. Notice. I'm gonna pull up and he has several penalties on this failure to file penalty of over twenty two hundred dollars fare to pay penalty of almost thousand plus interest of almost eight hundred. So there's a decent amount that's out there. And there's some reasons behind why the tax return didn't get filed. It was almost we'll call a computer and. 'electronic filing issue when a transmission issue. So Greg can you walk everyone how a penalty payment works within the IRS first time penalty Bateman, actually, not even left tackle there? How about reasonable cause? What is the basis for a reason that would cause the IRS to get rid of penalties? Reasonable causes. Basically where taxpayer took all prudent measures Putin business care in the way, they operate to ensure that the taxes were filed taxes got paid, but due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control things got out of hand things get paid things. Thank you file, it became basically, a nightmare for the taxpayer. Perhaps they were embezzled perhaps someone close to the family was suffering from terminal cancer and tax payer was taken away from this business applications, it could be one of many different things. I r s does the penalties. But it's not because you're a nice guy. They penalties had three strict what they call reasonable cause guidelines. There's actually a reasonable cause manual that they actually have which I have a copy up on my desk somewhere along with everything else, that's constantly updated. As court cases, convenience things changes procedures change. And basically, that's why you need professional who knows what reasonable cause is. What is it? And when do we actually fight for you? If they didn't deny abatement of penalties. And then we go to appeals look it looks because you took business measures to ensure the tax obliga- were satisfied with due to unforeseen circumstances. Now, the reason why a lot of times businesses get in trouble. They get their victim of embezzlement. And those are a little tricky to show, but we have with that is the situation you have to show where police report was filed. There's many other hoops to be jumped through which is why eat a professional to fight on your behalf. Right. Well, let's talk about resort back to you. Great. You said so reasonable cause I'm gonna read right off the IRS website reasonable cause is based on all the facts and circumstances in your situation. We will consider any reason which establishes that you used all ordinary business care improvements to meet your federal tax obligations, but were nevertheless unable to do. So they give you a few typical situations fire. Casualty natural disaster. The inability to obtain records death illness serious incapacitation unavoidable absence by the taxpayer other reasons which establish that you used ordinary business care.
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