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"Controlled Elvis Presley music asked if we had anything else that might be good for Elvis and Jerry sort of this kind of blues ballad we had written called love me. Treat me like a fool. But love me and he loved it and he recorded it. It became a hit and then they kept asking for more songs. Stoler and lieber became Elvis good luck charms. The duo wrote a parade of hits for the king, including. My old life through. Loving you one true party in the county jail. The prison plan was then they began to wait the plan was just of course Elvis wasn't the only interpreter of stolar and Libra's songs. They also wrote the hits on Broadway, yakitori yak, and love potion number 9. Maybe their most enduring song, though, was when they wrote with Ben E. King in 1960. When the night has come and the land is dark, Mike stole their wagers stand by me has been covered a thousand times. A few years ago, it's serenaded a real-life prince and princess at the royal wedding for Harry and Meghan. Find me standing by me baby yes stand by me stand by me stand by me well, I think this arrangement did was it opened up the song in the completely
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"lieber" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Examples of the question to any other one or two that has stood out. The part of the frustration here is all of this methodology stuff was resolved. It wasn't like we came up with it and then the fed said, no, no, no, no. When the decision was made, when the agreement was set on the schedule for this environmental process. By the way, 16 months schedule, we got 28 kisses I really had a sense of the scale. We have 28 counties. With literally, I think it's 20 odd million people who are in that footprint. You're studying as part of this study. I mean, it's a huge study. Yet, 16 months. The normal duration for a federal environmental review of just the conventional progress project is over two years. So we negotiated a much faster environmental review process with the fed that would normally be the case. But that said, what happened was we told them everything we were doing, how we were analyzing environmental justice populations and use what income levels we were using in the way we were analyzing air quality and traffic impacts. And honestly, a lot of stuff that came back revisited issues that we thought were decided. And now, and again, everyone's operating good faith, but we just can't. We just can't backtrack, you know, to debate what's the right way to study traffic intersections in ocean county, New Jersey. That is a level of environmental review that we kind of agree. We weren't going to do. And we're trying to get past that. The fed and fairness have been, they are understand that we're getting frustrated that we're urgent and they have been working with us. I just want to give it a chance to work it work itself out. You mentioned the size and scope of the capital plan, mega projects, re signaling electrifying the bus fleet and so much more part of the reason the capital plan is so big is because you have a lot of ambition and it's also because things are really expensive to do here. 2017 big New York Times expose on most expensive subway mile in the world, lots of examination of reasons that costs are so absorbent here. Is there anything been done since then? Are you looking at doing anything as these projects continue or is the next phase of projects come into try to get those costs under control? Yeah, I mean that's a conversation that would take a lot more time than we have right now. But I was in charge of the construction development operation. When that Rosenthal piece came out, which is for better or worse, is kind of treated as conventional wisdom or holy bread. I think it was wrong in many respects. I think the guy is very confident in the work there is a lot of problems with the second management. But I don't know that they were the problem I agreed that with the diagnosis and Kyle. So what's wrong with the MTA's construction? Dick Anderson, who ran the building Congress for many years this year and he and I have talked about this. The MTA was structuring mega projects using conventional what they call design bid build, which means you're designing a whole project, then you bid it out and you get a lowest price contractor. And then you spend a lot of time fighting about what the design that you handed with them was not buildable or was not efficient. That was one aspect. So we've gone to the new design build model, which gives the contractor responsibility for finishing the design and creating a more buildable, practical thing. So that is a huge innovation that we have embraced in megaprojects. And we just project that I got to start and carry through at the MTA and megaproject, which is called third track on Long Island, where you're taking this Long Island river of mainland, which is through this incredibly developed, fully developed part of Long Island. And it's a ten mile stretch and you're creating a whole new capacity without buying without taking any residential property. So you're doing something really complicated in the constrained area. We designed it, design build, this new way, ran the project, it's on time, it's two plus $1 billion project. It's on time. And it's gave back a $100 million of its budget that it hadn't spent so that we could do another important mega project. This is a project which I know it's not Long Island. We all think that Long Island is about that commuters and briefcases. This is a project that makes it possible for people to commute out to Long Island because the reverse commute is a transformative project in helping to grow Long Island capacity by 40 plus percent in the morning. So this is we probably proven that we can do mega projects faster, better and cheaper. The other things that I did is we changed all the crazy things in the MTA contracts that shift risk to contractors and they would contact us are given risk. What did they do? They charge you a ton more. So we've changed some of the aspects of how the MTA was contracting the government lazy government behavior in my view. But is giving us better price. And we've changed how we manage jobs. I'm not going to go into all this. The result is that we've been getting pricing in the new capital program, which is at or below estimate. It doesn't mean we're cheap. It means we're managing jobs to budgets and schedules much more effectively. And I think there are a lot of other things that can be done to make our project. We've got a great guy who took over from me, Jamie Torres Springer, who used to run the city's department of design and construction, took over and construction development, the MTA. I know we're out of time. But it's an area where I think we're making huge progress. Never going to be cheap, labor is expensive, working in dense cities expensive, but we can continue to manage costs. And when the public's confidence, I believe, with all the stuff that's going on and there's more to follow. We're going to go to an audience question last one as that might get handed out. You can find go ahead. I didn't spend time on safety because that's been discussed everywhere all the time. You're talking about that constantly, so I wanted to try to talk about other things. But is there one more thing on subway safety you are in need of? Is there one more thing you're asking for from the mayor, the governor, anybody else that you feel is essential at this point? Honestly, the one thing I think is we need to get, you know, make sure that we help people who have mental health issues in the public space, get into some other setting. That's the bottom line. Disproportionate number of, I mean, the numbers of people is not, it's not hundreds of thousands of people, but they have a huge impact. I mean, the bad guys, we can stop, I think, with the policing that the mayor had set in motion, I'm not an expert on how to do it. But that is going to be. But there's obviously a lot of folks who are in public space, both in the subways, but all over the city who are having mental health issues. We need to help them get into some other setting because it has a disproportionate impact on the subway and public space experience. Well, thank you for taking all my questions. We're going to go to an audience question. Hi, let's just say there are a lot of good things for the second year..
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"Up to 83 scale of the commitment that this mayor and this administration made. Our redesigned views can only do so much without camera before us. So we're working closely with the city. And we're going to go and look over through the legislature to put our back back front as well. We have 900 more buses that are getting quickly coming year with cameras. So they can take pictures of those on the delivery vehicles block with bus line. And the reason we think this should work is that the evidence so far is that if you get a ticket, only 25% of the drive is getting will get second one. And some notes even less than 20%. And that only 8 or 9. Camera enforcement works and you've got to do more. But everything comes back to the biggest priority, which is getting the ridership back where the $18 million business across 40% of our customers are trajectories that left them in the office lately, but we continue to break pandemic records regularly to class Tuesday measurements among our leverage both at their highest percentage ridership compared to pre COVID ever. Together serving 365,000 writers, and that was just days after going on road reported strongest weekend total effort, even including our latest hard and subway, which is our most closely watched yard state by all of you and everybody is 3.6 million. Also we've got a 1 million 300 buses. 25,000 accessory, which is 86% of pre COVID, good sign that are accessorized and power transit customers are moving around the city comfortably that includes a lot of homes and folks. When we come a long way from the dark days of this spring of 2020, when ridership is down 90% across the board. And we take some credit for this because we have had this aggressive program of fairness and all publicly lucky 13 being advertised and public space. The automatic weekly, we can use your army and hit 12 rides and everything after that is free and we've done a lot of discounting to try to pay back customers on computer railroads and as I suggested with the status now, it actually seems to be working as well. However, we're still left with a massive period we're all going to need to keep up. We're still going to the massive COVID cost two to $3 billion hold in our operating margin. That we are going to need our partners who government to address. I'm confident that they will. We've had great leadership in all the entrenched issues. But I know that the MTA board has a statutory fiduciary obligation to adopt a balanced budget and we do not want that board to be forced to use their last major options. Either new financial claims can be evolving to get us. Because we have to in order to bring the economy back to life and our equity goals, we do. We can not compromise with we have to have reliable free conservatives. We have twice the density of Boston Chicago 9 times the density of heated Houston and other sun belt cities. We can only do our numerous day if we have great natural strength. So it's going to maintain delivered the bottom line that we need to do financial model that recognizing that public transit is essential surface between fire and sanitation and closeness. It's not a business that should be dependent on YouTubers. That's the switch that we need leadership in this state and our strategy. That would mean open up to questions and join them. Thank you, Jenna, for those remarks. So I want to follow up on a number of things that you said. But let's zoom way out first. Last summer. Change in the governor's office, you're acting MTA chair and CEO. Governor hochul is coming in. She's making a lot of personnel decisions. Did you have to make your case to her? To keep you and nominate you, and if so, what did that sound like? What is the sort of big picture Geno lieber leadership of the MTA vision that you would pitch to a governor or anybody else who you're approaching as a steward and investor in the MTA? How about last man standing? No, I mean, seriously, this is an easy conversation. I mean, governor uncle I knew each other a little bit because she had obviously representative state and a lot of different ceremonial settings and events and so on so we knew each other a little and it was a very quick positive ability to teamwork. I just briefed her on what we were in the middle of, how we were getting through COVID, what the major issues and challenges were and kind of got to work because she assured me very early on that I was going to have a little less. Direction from Albany than interference, I'll say, and then might have otherwise been the case. It was quick and it was easy. I've known members of her team, many of them for many years. So it was kind of a smooth smooth transition. And she has been great. She supported us in everything that we are doing from the get go. So it really has not been complicated. And she had put forward a really aggressive program in her budget. I just want to call everything gets lost to the sauce when there's so much happening in the legislative session. But we are only able to keep the fair at the same level because the governor's budget included hundreds of millions of dollars for MTA operating. Now, with the way that the financing of the MDA has developed with writers from coming back a little more slowly than had been expected in the previous projections, where we doing that, and that's why I'm saying that I need all the need to focus on that issue and do maybe next year. Let's come back to that in a second. So if you're leading the MTA for another 5 years, ten years, what do you want the general lever legacy to be? Is it that it's a world class transit system that is really on the level of cities around the world that have mostly over a decade outpaced us or what is it? First go ahead and I'm absolutely not conceding that we're in a way behind the rest of us. Listen, if you compare not just the caliber frequency of service, the breadth of the system in terms of what it covers the numbers of stations. We have so many more stations than peers. We cover so much more territory. We have so many more railcars. And we have a fair that's really affordable. We do not, I mean, everybody trashes about the fair. We're all in New Yorkers, right? But two 75 compared to what it costs in London. Buck 37, if you're over a certain age, I talked to a couple of folks here this morning about it. That is a great value. It is one of the things that makes New York affordable. New York is expensive and so many ways, but for a lot of people, the fact that you don't have to own an automobile and ten plus $1000 a year is really a huge affordability positive and I'm very proud of the fact that our system is part of that affordability capitalist for lots of products. So I don't think our system is less than world class. Listen, it's old. It needs a ton of investment. But if we bring it to state of good repair, we have frequent and reliable service if it is, and continue to make some of these investments, signaling ADA accessibility, transition to a zero emissions bus fleet in addition to being accessible, bus free. And the big projects which are equity projects that include lots of people who are outside the mass transit systems footprint right now, second avenue subway. I mean, since this union is an old organization. So you probably have some debates from the time when they tore down the second and third avenue out and promise a second M you subway in the 40s. In the 1940s, that's how warm those people in that economically disadvantaged part of New York have been promised to subway. That project that I mentioned in the east Bronx. Those people are off the subway in the commuter rail grid. So if we get those things done and God willing to fix Penn station, which is one of my personal life goals, I think we'll have a lot to be proud of. And also in the list of mega projects is much earlier in development and interborough express, which would be depending on what it winds up looking like something of a major extension of rail service in New York City. Is there another big pet project of your own that is not yet on the list that you would love to do or is more subway extension anywhere on your agenda, big picture here and then we'll come back to that. The way we're doing capital program planning at the MTA now, I think, is much more scientific and substantive. We're doing is we're analyzing the whole system using what they call EAM enterprise asset management to see what parts of the system need investment, most urgently, which are most critical to service. But we also, that's for the existence. But we also are evaluating neutrally the big projects that are candidates. And we all hear about them. They're the projects on Long Island where people are passionate that they want to be had their line electrified. There's just all kinds of ideas about big projects. We're doing that in more neutral way. So the ones that we have on the board that we know are coming are fixing existing hand. It's great. We love our Amtrak Friends. Stay in New York bought them a new home. They left us in charge of the old home, which is dumb. And we need to fix it for New Yorkers. Is that New Yorkers aren't going to a new expansion of pan or they're not going to moynihan, there is stuck in existing Penn station. So we got to fix that. The interval express is interesting, not just because it extends the reach of the subway system, but it connects a lot of people who don't have who are not on the subway to the whole system by going north south and most of the lines go east west Manhattan. And it deals with the new patterns of travel, which include much more Brooklyn to queens trips. There are more people who work in Brooklyn and queens and go inside between those boroughs. And there are people who travel across these who are Manhattan, who would have thought that we got to deal with that pattern of travel. And that's why the governor's integral express idea, which uses an existing rail line, which is sitting there almost untouched. It's a great idea. That project knowing that's on the board is subway extension in Queens in Brooklyn on your agenda in any way. Yeah. I mean, there's some other good ideas. How many people have been talking about Utica avenue for a while? I would say broadly speaking, we're going to analyze these projects. Neutrally, but part of it is has to be connected to our vision collectively for how do we develop the city. The biggest threat to New York in my view is not I'm optimistic about safety maybe because I grew up in the 70s and 80s and saw our murder rate go down by 85%. So I believe that New York is on a good trajectory. The biggest threat I think is like our lack of housing production. I think we need to combine thinking about transit investments with where do we want to build, where are we going to build housing and densify a little bit? So in fairness, I don't think it makes sense for the MTA to start building subway lines unless the land use authorities are also willing to say, we're going to build along those cards. And that's the connection that has to be, I think, thoughtful. You noted that ridership has returned to a significant degree, but still roughly 40% shy of pre-pandemic levels. Do you have a numeric targets? Do you have goals for getting ridership back? You're at 60% now on the subways. Do you want to get to 80% by a certain date or by the turn of the year? Are you hoping to be a certain place there's some talk that more business leaders will be asking people to come back to the offices a little bit more in September after summer vacations and so forth. Any targets? I mean, which of us doesn't have a crystal ball, which was as the right way. I mean, we've all been learning as we go with COVID. Look, we're re projecting. My crystal ball doesn't matter. We're doing a reprojection with McKinsey, which did a pretty good job the first time around for us. Until omicron hit and then we started thinking starting flatten out. We're doing an update. We're going to use that for our planning purposes. It's probably going to show that what we hoped we were going to be back in the 80% range by the end of this year. We're hoping to be back more in the 70s. That's where our aspirations realistically are. But the bottom line is it's not so terrible subway to 8 a.m. doesn't mean you have to have a full on body character with other New Yorkers, right? You got to have to look at the plus side. Every other city in the nation, we get their IP for a little extra capacity like we have right now. This isn't a terrible thing. As long as we can finance it and provide service that lets New York in the maybe post COVID air and come back together. It's not the end of the world. All right, so in your main directory remarks, we need a new financial plan and Albany has to get us there. Yep. That's their responsibility, the governor, the state legislature, they need to figure out MTA financing or you going to be offering a plan and ideas. Just to sort of the word of the day is hybrid, right? So a little bit of a hybrid. I think what we're our job is to start to help start the conversation and to inform it with data. And seed ideas and bring some people together who are smart and have been through been through this and have the expertise to look at this thing different options. So we're going to do that. But at the end of the day, the MTA has to be agnostic about what the legislative process play out and that's so we're going to try to help the discussion along. Make sure that after the election, you know, that folks who have to take up the cudgels in Albany for the new session have some ideas to work. Nobody's going to want to raise taxes and Albany for purposes of bringing the MTA under what you call essential service. What do you see as the possibilities there? No, like I said, I'm not going to be directing or even owning any particular ideas. But the capital program, I mentioned the capital program that we've got right now, which is like 55 billion with the others before. We're in the low $30 billion range. And they did it with a couple of new and you called taxes, but these are that captured some value from Internet sales and from the mansion tax. Nobody's crying in their gear about the Internet sales tax and tax. And they did it with suggestion prices. So there were some good policies supporting it as well. So I'm confident that when folks start to dialog about this new ideas will emerge and that they are ones that will repeat the states economic research. And at some point you're going to have to resume the fair increases that were dick ravage and the folks who looked at the big problem in the financial crisis are like more than ten years ago, came up with the idea that what we should be doing is having regular moderately sized fair increases that basically try to keep up with inflation. We were doing that for years and years and I think hopefully we were able to get back on that path. But right now we need to get everybody back. So as the governor said, fair increase is not the right time for fairing for any sense of when that might start again. No, but it's going to be part of any financial plan to set that pattern going forward. When you think about pulling people back, keep the fair where it's at. You talked about service, reliability. What's happening to rethink some of that, including rethinking some of the patterns, the ways people are getting around the city, that they're using more off peak, transit, more weekend, ridership, how are you addressing those changes and insisting on some new performance? Well, I mean, the basics of figuring out how do we have a more reliable system or the same. And rich Davies, the guy who's just come on board to lead us to his really experienced transit professional rose up through the ranks in Boston, we actually secretary with oversight over their port authority and the state DOT as well as mass trends. So rich is starting to dig in to those questions of how to have moral adults, we have the ability to sort of increase speeds and part of it is, I mean, with that gave to technical. And to reduce the inefficiencies of the system of how we turn around trains, how we crew them, what is our process? I mean, so you're talking about 30 seconds, a minute, 20 seconds, there are a lot of ingredients doing better with that. But the other piece of your question is about, how do we do a better job on nights and weekends? Because what we see is that people arrive you more. It's a great sign that when people want to go somewhere, they don't have to go to the office, but when they want to go somewhere, they're using mass transit, they're using it more frequently than they are just for commuting time. So we want to encourage that. And that means looking at, how do we provide really reliable service nights and weekends even as we're trying to get all that capital work done. And there's definitely a tension between that because you have to do line shutdowns and do things that are disruptive to the system. So we're going back and looking at that more closely because we want to provide more service when people have discretion. You mentioned rich data and president of New York City transit. Are there things when he came on that you said with the subways in particular, here's what I'm going to hold you accountable for? Are there particular things that you really put at the top of his agenda that he said I'm going to I'm going to get these? I mean, it's the basic metrics of how you measure success in the system. It's upon time performance, customer journey time, some extent platform wait time. And transit, we got a lot of transit gurus in this room who understand, that's what you want to focus on is delivering safe for better part of that is overcoming the crew shortage issue, which develops an earnings event. Yeah, I mean, during COVID, we had we were actually sort of suppressing hiring even before COVID because we had the beginnings of this budget deficit starting to appear. And it caught up with us. And there was huge attrition that we didn't hire for a couple of years. And low and behold, we were having trouble, but they called making service, putting on every run that schedule. We've gone a long way back. We're almost all the way back on bus operators. But I think by the late fall, we will be back on conductors back to full staff on conductors and train operators. But thinking about how do we how do we modernize our personnel system? The challenge is it's civil service and you need to have people take tasks and then they get on lists and then they make a wait a long time and you need a system that is a little quicker to the punch than that if you're really going to make sure we have the transit workforce that we need. We have to rebuild all parts of the MTA, which has lost a lot of talent. That is part of what I've asked rich to focus on, but mostly it's about creating a faster bus system and a faster, more reliable subway system. And not too much not too much complexity there. The re signaling that you mentioned part of the capital plan is a piece of that. Are there any ways to make up for lost time that you mentioned that we lost time to COVID? Are there ways is re signaling seems at the very basis fundamentals of keeping the system running and improving it. I assume that's a very high priority. Either ways to make up for lost time or advance that in ways that will have a measurable impact. Nothing knocks out subway service more than when you have to put people on the track to re signal. So it is a balance between maintaining service and getting that. Look, the good news is, we're focusing on not just the impression that people have is. They're going to re signal a whole lot. You're going to go from the beginning to the end. What we really need to do is to get some of the choke points which constrain throughput to focus on that for a so called CVTC computer based train control. What we're doing is we're getting a little more granular, a little more surgical, how we're approaching it. Then saying, oh, we're just going to re signal whole lines. I think that approach over time may enable us to get the benefits of more trained service faster, closer together without as much as long projects. But it's still pretty complicated. We have interlockings and choke points in the system. There are people here who know a lot about that. That have been sort of suppressing throughput and capacity for a long time, and we're starting to take a more surgical approach. Part of the pitch on congestion pricing was as a revenue generator to help fund the capital plan with congestion pricing delayed with COVID with any other multitude of factors. How are you rethinking that capital plan? What impact is the delay on congestion pricing going to have on the capacity of that plan and the ten to time? It's a good question. It's not. Provided we keep rocking to get congestion pricing implemented in the next plus or minus year. So that we're building it out in the goal has always been the schedule that we agreed to with the feds after a lot of negotiation. This is like, we're in the 7th circle of bureaucratic talent. What inning are you in? Yeah, well, we're 17. I'm not seeing God bless America. Too much problems with the fed. But the goal was always to get the federal environmental approval which we have to get by the end of this year. That may have been delayed. I hope it's not more than a month or two. So the goal is still to be implementing this new system in calendar 2023. And implementation is basically a building out this network of cameras and centers, then speak to a back office and allow you to build people and do easy path transactions and so on. The bottom line is we're not that far off schedule and we don't need the cash for the capital program for a couple of years. Where it starts to get complicated as if it doesn't happen. At some point, I or we can't award contracts that are dependent on having the capital of the cash a couple of years later. That's where it could get complicated. But we're not on a hair trigger yet. We're on together. Is anybody going to stop you from assuming this is a go and starting to set it up in a timely fashion where you can really try to limit the timeline here to implementation? Is it something that there might be too much feedback from the federal government on all these questions you need to answer and on the process where you can't really move ahead or could you move ahead significantly in anticipation of the approval? Listen, it gets pretty technical. We're answering all the questions, you know, 400 plus questions. It's not just fill out the form. These are questions that go to the really technical complexities of how do you model craft impacts in the middle of New Jersey. How do you assess the number of low income cab drivers that will be put out of business because you now have congestion. Now, these are technical modeling analytics stuff. So we're getting through all of it, I think the biggest issue is if there's some political mega problem. But right now, remember, the legislature has approved this. What we've got to do is get the federal approval. We have to get there's a board that has to set the price, which is based on how many discounts and exemptions they give out. Every group of people legitimately is asking saying, I shouldn't have to pay. My personal favorite was a note from some level of New York State judges saying we can't take a master transit because the defendants will attack us, right? So you have to let it get free, we don't have to pay the toll. Everybody's going to have arguments, right? And there's a board that's going to go through those and make a decision how to balance having a smaller toll with the goal of having individual groups saying I am entitled to a discount or an exemption. So that group has got to do their work starting in the fall. As the head of the MTA, do you have a message to that group about exemptions because you hear you hear certain political leaders say we need a skew exemptions as possible? You're obviously following. Yeah, the most important state center has been the chairman of the committee of jurisdiction over the MTA. Leroy comedy said, no exemptions. I mean, he's right. I'm not going to put my finger on the thumb. That much because the board has to do its work. But he's right. But he said, obviously, what senator comrie is sensitive to is once you start giving them out, it's hard to figure out they're going to be a lot of good arguments. It's going to be a tough issue that we're going to have to point that board and get the work out. I'm going to ask Janet lever a few more questions and we're going to have a little bit of time for maybe two audience questions is built into our program. So I think some folks can just start to start to think about that. Just make sure what time we have here. Good. Climate. You mentioned congestion pricing. You mentioned electrifying the bus fleet. Are there other major ways that climate change and its impacts are affecting your thinking? Are there other ways in which you are talking to the top officials that work under you and saying that we need to prepare differently? We need to start thinking about making certain other changes. Okay. So the two level question you're talking about climate sustainability, the MTA. The first level is the basis. The MTA is the antidote to climate change, right? Bizarrely and counterintuitively the greenest city in America by a lot because of mass trans period day. So we need to invest in mass transit and keep mass transit going as an alternative and congestion crisis part of that as an alternative to the emissions that come from vehicles. There's a lot of work going on on buildings. But we're the antidote to climate change. So support the MTA, the MTA is essential. The other side is how do we react in our operation in our configuration to climate change? We did a ton of work and it's great work and it's been beneficial after sandy to protect the coastal resiliency. We have the capacity because the way coastal surge happens is it's much more predictable and it can be anticipated. We have all these systems that allow us to plug up the holes and the subway infrastructure and stations that are at risk of because of proximity to the waterfront. There is a unbelievable project going on in the Coney Island yard, which took a lot of hit. It is a hundred acre sites, if you're out there and you go by, you see it's just massive and there are 6 or 8 subway lines that go to that yard. Where we're putting up 40 foot walls, you steal walls surrounding the whole hundred acre site that has to be buried 40 feet in the ground. And on top of that, they built this huge network of bridges. So all the cabling can go up high and not be subjected to water. Because the thing about coastal surge is it's salt water and it destroys infrastructure. So we are really done a good job. I'm sure it's not perfect, but on coastal church, thanks to the federal government, which invested a lot of money after sandy were in decent shape. The new aspect of climate change that we're dealing with is flash flooding. These extreme weather events which seem to be becoming more frequent. How do we respond to that? Everybody saw after hurricane Ida, the guys are in the 23rd street station, or maybe it was 28. But that was, you know, the MTA is actually really well configured to absorb massive amounts of fresh water. Fresh water doesn't kill cable. It doesn't kill infrastructure in the same way. So we can take all the water. We service a couple hours after the hurricane Ida three and a half inches in an hour, right? The reason we couldn't run the whole system was the sewer system. Of the cities is not does not have the capacity to take all the water that we're from the app. That's where at the end of the day, the proverbial rubber that I can meet the road to the water is going to have to be the river, right? We're going to have, we meet our friends and city government, the DEP to start to figure out how to expand their sewer capacity because it really now it's only an inch and a half in an hour that they can really process. And they still have a lot of gravity fed systems that the water backs up. It stops itself in additional water. So that is where we are. But we are hardening our individual stations and figuring out where the water gets in, how do we raise the curve working with DOT who has a lot of curves that have come away around each other. There's a lot of work going on collaboratively with the city. But at the end of the day, we're going to need a more bigger capacity sewer system in order to deal with this type of weather events. I want to ask you about congestion pricing. You mentioned there's these hundreds of questions that the federal government has asked many of them technical, but that list of questions has not been made public. Is there a reason that we can all see that? This is one of those things where I have to defer to the whale professionals without apologizing explaining it that understandably it's been foiled half of the MTA press corps is sitting in the back there on the right. By the way, they really like the muffins. And they foiled it, the foil professionals we have a much better foil testing than we had in the past, but they make those rulings. I don't. It has to do with the legalities of which type of documents become official and public insurance companies. I mean, I'm not I'm not good government crap. I'm not being shy about. We're pretty, very transparent. I'm not shy about talking about it, but I have to defer to that part of the organization making that decision. You mentioned a few.
Max & Murphy on Politics
"lieber" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
Max & Murphy on Politics
"lieber" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"I want to recognize what about royal museum chief accessibility officer. Thank you along with the new general counsel of the MCA grades in symbolic and in front of the leaders of our capital program and have been working on this for many of the since. The chair, it was the commitment that we decided to make try to get this on this. Thank you. For what you see. So there's another monastery issue that others are shy away from that would take me on. Again, the governor of the Trump support suggestion crisis. We all know that. We all know that we'll never be able to achieve our climate or air quality goals or truly prioritize street space for the types of vehicles that we must have. To have a function in the city buses, paratransit vehicles, police, fire and sanitation, we need those to be prioritized in the use of our students. And we can't do it until we have a system that disincentivizes. Private and single occupancy vehicles from climate central businesses. But now, despite it being an election here, we're pushing forward on suggestion, right? But working through the issues that we have at the USDA, the technical complicated bureaucratic, but we are getting through, and we're going to get it done. We're interested in education. Next week. A third big issue modernizing and expanding our aging services start to continue capital programs necessarily focus and basically unscathed we have prepared how to put the country back together in 2016. But the historic 2020 to 2024 plan, which we're in the middle of last year to cover, but we're in the middle of it. It's not only 60% larger than the prior capital programs. But it includes long delayed initiatives like installing modern signals. So our subway system should run more training, safely, closer together, and transitioning to zero emissions all electric, possibly. And again, that 5 plus $1 billion investment in the 88 accessory unprecedented transformative investments. Not to mention that the capital program also makes room for mega projects like metropolitan access, which will transform the existing Amtrak rail line which runs from Penn station up to new Hampton and Boston into a commuter railroad line so that everybody in the east France is isolated from the master exit system. Co op city.
Max & Murphy on Politics
"lieber" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Followed by our back and forth conversation enjoy. Thank you for having me. Thank you, Ben. We are an honor to be back here only a few short years after having seen the fundraising operations. But there's a lot of connections. These citizens union for being somebody who grew up in New York who was involved often with political world, always represented what we all want from our conversation, which is a lot of people who don't have an agenda. We don't hard selling a product who aren't necessarily ideal at password ideological warriors who are thinking about how do we have a more successful municipal government in a more cohesive city and how do we plan as a team for our city's future? So citizen union owns that random person back seems to be back with you. I was asked to do a lot of ten minutes in game where I was going to have to go back and forth. Despite what you might be expecting, I don't think it ought to be all human blue. We have serious issues, serious challenges, especially when it comes to our budget in subway safety. But there's a lot to be hopeful about. If you're in New York, or you see the city go through challenges and come back again and again, I know this has some of that in your blood. But I think the reasons we hope for in part because we at the MK are.
Max & Murphy on Politics
"lieber" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Hello and welcome to max politics. This is Ben max from Gotham gazette, a publication of citizen junior and foundation. Thanks very much for tuning in here for this episode of the show. What you're about to hear is from an event that occurred earlier today. I'm speaking here on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, where I interviewed the chair and CEO of the MTA, the metropolitan transportation authority, jano lieber about the state of the MTA and a variety of important issues related to the subways buses and commuter rails and how the MTA, his handling, trying to attract riders back, what the goals of CEO lieber are and a variety of other issues related to service, big expansion plans, mega projects adapting for climate change and much more. The event was hosted by citizen union and citizen union foundation and in person event Manhattan. It was part of the civic conversation series from citizens union. It says junior foundation. I've had the pleasure of moderating most of those conversations over the last year or so. Last year, we had a bunch of them on Zoom. They were really good conversations. There's video up at the citizens union site if you want to check any of them out. We talked on a wide range of topics with a bunch of great guests, including a really good last one that was on how a mayoral transition works with some veterans of that process, but also other ones last year that were really good. This, again, an in person event in Manhattan with MTA chair and CEO general lieber. So we were about to hear here is some introductory remarks. That lieber made and then my questions to him and then at the very end there's a couple audience questions that he takes at the event, really interesting conversation. A lot of interesting thoughts from lieber on where things stand right now in terms of subway and bus riderships that a big plans for some of the major projects, the capital plan, which gets at re signaling the subway lines and a lot of other important upgrades and maintenance that are not the big mega projects like the second avenue subway expansion and other things. I asked him a variety of interesting questions, including about whether he has other thoughts on subway expansion in the future. How the MTA is adapting for the threats of climate change and much more here is MTA CEO and chair of the board channel lieber with his introductory remarks,.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
DOJ Shuts Down China-Focused Anti-Espionage Program
"The Department of Justice Biden's Department of Justice is shutting down and anti espionage program aimed at China. Why? Wait till you hear this because they've become a little concerned about using racial profiling. They're worried that their stereotyping the Chinese. Now, this to me is pathological behavior. Over the last few years, the United States has been prosecuting various scientists who have been kind of in league with China, working for China, and at the same time not disclosing their ties to China. Now, it is possible for researchers to work on behalf of China, but there is a disclosure requirement. And so there have been a number of high profile prosecutions of academics and researchers who have made the grand applications, but not disclosed, not revealed that they are turning over their information to the Chinese. In fact, ultimately to the Chinese Communist Party. Last December jury found the former chair of Harvard's chemistry department, Charles lieber, guilty about lying to federal officials, filing false tax returns, this is exactly what this DoJ program was aimed at uncovering. Now it's true that they sometimes have had a case that has failed. They dropped all charges against an MIT mechanical engineering professor named gang Chen. Who was indicted for concealing his ties to Chinese programs. There's an ongoing case against a guy named Franklin Tao, a University of Kansas chemical engineering professor and he goes to trial soon. But right while this program was humming along and its aimed at dealing with the real problem and the problem is that China is aggressively engaged in academic and industrial espionage. So no one denies that simple fact. But the DoJ sort of almost without warning has shut down its program. It's law enforcement program for finding and discovering and prosecuting this Chinese this espionage on behalf of China.
What's The [DATA] Point?
"lieber" Discussed on What's The [DATA] Point?
"Look, listen, Kathy, how cool governor Kathy hoko has been a pleasure to work with for me. She has folks with in Karen keo and Catherine Garcia and other folks who I work with who are real pros who are interested in a super high functioning mass transit system and are supportive of everything I'm doing. So this has been an incredibly easy and positive transition for the MTA leadership and the management of our issues. You've seen that she pays a lot of attention to us. She's really interested in what we're doing and excited about it. It's been from my standpoint, incredibly positive. She's now made Elizabeth velez appointed Elizabeth the last to the MTA board who is a great choice who actually knows what it is to build for the MTA. She's a the head of an MWE structuring companies as a chair of the New York building Congress. She's a New Yorker, and she's literally worked with me on projects, where she was on the selection panel. So the trend is very, very positive. In the prior administration, the, from me, for me, it was also fine because there was from the Cuomo area there was great enthusiasm for improvements in the capital area and that's what I was doing at that time. So I don't really have much more to say about this hypothetical swing other than we're in a really positive place right now and I'm going to keep doing as much as I can to take advantage of. Thank you. Thank you, Jim milstein. Asks. And I think this is a really important because sometimes with so many challenges, issues every day. It's hard to think broadly, but Jim mom is smart and asking this, which is given the advent and rapid commercialization of autonomous vehicle and ride sharing technologies. The opportunity for more efficient use of surface transportation networks that they create. How should the MTA's long-term planning change? All right. Well, millston is a smart man he may have stumped me on that one. But he fundamentally, we have a long-term planning group that is looking at trends in all different ways. That's one of them. I won't say that we have the deepest vision or understanding of exactly what kind of a transportation world that those trends are going to produce. Personally, I think that in a world where our surface we're doing congestion pricing because we need to prioritize buses, emergency vehicles, para transit, delivery vehicles that support our the new world and our economy..
The Astrology Podcast
"lieber" Discussed on The Astrology Podcast
"Prepare to bunker. Down for the protracted sort of war between them olympics. That comes up in november right. So this is don't be like the nazis in general but also it's another reason to not be like. Oh my gosh if you needed more yeah just just in case you sold. I mean another little thing is occurring to me and this is like maybe the venus neptune or venus jupiter piece. One thing we learned we. Yeah we went to some of the beaches where there were invasions normandy beaches. I'm very bad with names and details when it comes to these things. One thing we learned. Is that one way that the french resistance. And the resistant movement communicated was through poetry that was read over the radio at different points in times and there were certain poems indicated certain things were going to happen from a military strategic or action perspective. So i don't know how that fits into the end of october. But they could be a little bit of poetry that comes in to help with planning or preparation. There's a with all these planets in libra. Like there's a fair amount of poetry on offer before the mars at scorpio games began great because like balanced like equilibrium and balance Both on a physical level as well like an unemotional life level. There's always like a certain elegance to balance. Yes yes yes and And also with lieber season having just begun just the change of seasons and the new energy that that comes with it in terms of moving into a new phase in initiating.
Anne Ortelee Weekly Weather Astrology
"lieber" Discussed on Anne Ortelee Weekly Weather Astrology
"Word and and i'm like you know I don't know that that's you want to say that nationally because we can throw video camera up. That says no. That's not what happened now. You're not only punched her out. You said you know the cover up is worse than the punch outright say i had a cocktail. It was hot. I hit her. What can you. I'm sorry but now you're lying on top of it so it's an interesting energy. We really are gonna catch people in their lives. We're going to catch. They're they're gonna tell us stuff and we're gonna go. You've been doing what you felt like what you know what i mean when you find yourself going what you wanna kinda back into it and go. Yeah i was done on purpose. Four point to be made so that you have a responsibility you have you. Have you have some stuff in the game. You know some skin in the game so someone says something to you and you got what and you go. Yeah i wanted you to have a little skin in the game. That's the energy mercury venus unscrupulous. She wants you to be involved. And if you're not involved she wants to go. Okay i know how i know how to say something to get you involved and indeed. She does so. It's an interesting week Interesting week indeed. So we'll see what happens. You know we remember. We're living on planet earth these exciting times. I'm ready for a little less excitement. Although i will say i think when this is all over i'm gonna miss it but any rate we're an exciting times so as the sun finishes journey this week and enters libra on the on the twenty second balance that egg but also recognize That we are in changing times when we get to discover how we want to respond to them work with them change with them right so that was a little long winded but hopefully helpful and watch for people saying things on purpose to provoke you because they want to. Mars is also busy this week he has. He has an aspect of the nodes of fate. Suggesting there's opportunities and ways for you to work with things in a new way and he also has a trying to saturn suggesting he's trying to He's trying to get you to accomplish something to do something because he's coming. He's coming along and lieber training saturn which is productive and of course he can do the swap with venus and he can be mars and scorpio's thing to hey how about we do. This sounds like yeah. Let's do it so there's a real forward motion energy and that's on the twenty fifth. That's when we're going to be at omega. So i'm looking forward to that weekend. I think we're going to get a lot accomplished the other thing that's happening this week. Is that stuff. The planet of home and hearth is going into scorpio and that happens on september twentieth also. Now that's interesting. If you've been walking around your house looking at stuff and go. I should get rid of that. I should get rid of that. I should get rid of that. This is the week to do it actually the month. And 'cause vest is going to be in scorpio until november seventeenth and so this is a great time for you to throw away things..
Anne Ortelee Weekly Weather Astrology
"lieber" Discussed on Anne Ortelee Weekly Weather Astrology
"What do you think i should do. And then they go to another person they go. So what do you think i should do. And then they go to a serpent thing. What do you think i should do. Lieber is the lawyer you know. They have to appeal to the twelve jurors. Get them all to agree. So he's got a pitch to this one and that one and the other one and get them all to agree with what we wanna do so mercury. This month next month is inviting us to pitch inviting our pitch inviting our elevator speech for the next chapter of our life so it's an interesting time And it should be fun. you know. it's not not a hard not hard energy. We're going towards the full moon which we're going to have next week on monday So it's a growing energy..
Tarot Rebel Podcast
"lieber" Discussed on Tarot Rebel Podcast
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"lieber" Discussed on Was jetzt?
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"lieber" Discussed on Was jetzt?
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The Poker Coaching Podcast
"lieber" Discussed on The Poker Coaching Podcast
"Mean like you just gotta realize there's lots of like yesterday. I played online and lost the few games. I played and smashing them. In the small games. I played and dislike basically broke even but one thirty or something and you know like i could've just as easily ran hot and the big one right to bear. The bigger ones are covered the small but whatever just doesn't matter have to realize it doesn't matter. The problem is a lot of people play way too big for themselves. They way out of the main role they played to where they're really excited about it. When you're really excited about it and it goes poorly. You're gonna be really distraught and i think a lot of people have a tough time wrapping their head around the idea of. I'm going to sit down and go or i'm going to go play poker and i just don't really care what happens. I guess when apply online win or lose. I can tell you. I don't really care. Maybe that's a good spot to be in but you have to realize if you're playing small stakes play smaller. You can play really small buying games tournament games right. The question that the problem is a lot of people don't want to. They don't want to get rich slowly. They want to get rich quick. And you know it's also a great way to get broke. Quick make sure you click the likened subscribe shark says lucky lieber. Yeah click light. Click subscribe notification bell. How do you approach analyzing data. Well i mean the first thing. I look at your prophet by position. See if there are any spots where you are doing exceptionally well or poorly right spots. Where a lot of people do poorly under the gun. Lotta people lose money under the gun. The play too many hands. You should not be losing any position. Besides the small blind in the big blind initially very clear. Because you get voluntarily. Play every handwrite. You should be winning in every position beside small line and big wind and then small and big line. You should be. You know recouping a third or a half of your the amount. You're putting in something like that. If you can handle that. I mean that's that's tough but like you can do that so you want to be looking at that.
Journey to $100 Million
"lieber" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"Hey there i'm eric. And i'm kevin days join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What's happening eric. J olsen. we've been doing a lot of these lives where we interview other business owners on social media and we asked him questions about what they do in their business lessons. They've learned things that they would do differently. And we turn those into individual episodes. Well i had the privilege of interviewing wendy lieber who owns content bacon so they are a content creation agency and in the clip. That i'm gonna play you. We were talking about a couple of different concepts when it comes to content number one. Can you make too much. And the number two just the opposite. What's stopping people from creating content. This all has to do with businesses in reality. And i think it's interesting because we kind of struggle with this year at a rate digital for ourselves and also for our clients and you may struggle with this as well check it out i think in the world of content more is better and you know i wouldn't worry about being overbearing or i think again as long as you're producing quality content more better our our attention spans today. Are you know just getting shorter and shorter so as soon as someone see something of yours they go onto something else and they forgotten so you have to stay out there and you have to continually be producing great content. And so i think that's just one of those things that people worry about unnecessarily. I think you know it. Listen if you done a lot of content and you're seeing a negative result. Then yeah maybe you need to look at that but if you're worrying about doing too much content and you're you haven't done too much content than do too much content. You know and get to that point because again in the game content more is better and i mean we have kind of a if resources are an issue. And you just need to start. I mean at least one blog. One podcast of week in social media three to five times a week per channel. I mean that's kind of a good place to start but again something is better than nothing and making sure that you've got a consistent presence but then it also i'll just hammer on it back to quality like. Are you saying something worthwhile in. Are you saying something that others want to hear. What do you think stops business. Owners or business. People are really just anybody from putting out a lot of content. Yeah it's hard. It's not easy putting out you know creating the strategy creating posting on a consistent basis. It's really hard a lot of companies. Just don't put the focus on that. And i think they might have other things that work for them so they feel like while. Why do i need that. And i think one of the things. We saw earlier this last year when the pandemic hit was a lot of these companies that were relying on other things that worked well for them trade shows networking when that was no longer available. They realize while i've been neglecting my digital presence for so long. I better invest in. Not so i think that's what gets in the way she's priorities and ghana's as business owners you know sometimes you just only have you know so much focused to put certain places in you may just be like. That's not where. I wanna put my mission until something like a pandemic hits and you're like you know like i. I'm not showing up anywhere. And i think most companies most entrepreneurs know how important it is but again. Because it's just it's hard to do on a consistent basis and then finding if you are going to outsource it in finding a reliable resource having a long term focus. The content game is not direct response. It's not let me do this and see the results immediately. You're building an asset. And so you have to have that mindset and understand that that's part of the game it's not like let me do this for a couple months see if it works and if it does keep going it's like you gotta understand content. Is you know it's going to be just part of my plan on going lay. Hey there eric j olson. I wanted to know about my book million dollar journey. How to launch a seven figure business. This is the story of would've it took for me to go from freelancer with no clients. No employs no revenue to growing a million dollar business. It took me eight years. And i made a lot of mistakes and all of those mistakes and more importantly lessons learned are in this book and we have.
German Catholics to Bless Gay Unions Despite Vatican Ban
"German catholic churches openly defied the vatican this week by offering blessings to same sex couples more than one hundred congregations up and down. The country took part under the motto. Love wins the blessings contradictory ruling in march by the holy see's orthodoxy office. That god can not quote bless sin. Mcmartin has more on the love winds campaign which took place. Around the international day against homophobia savage been got its on of of disinterest health freak and his partner one of several same sex couples to receive a blessing by a catholic priest at a church in cologne this week for someone who's ball top catholic lives as a catholic and even worked for catholic organization health except the blessing was very important shudders ca. Food destroyed oscalus suicide. He said i have the feeling of being excluded a bit but now i'm grateful to possibility exists. We were able to receive blessing. Symbolic gesture was part of a wider initiative. Called lieber vint will love winds which signed up priests and diocese across germany. The decision to hold the blessings and around one hundred churches and large cities and rural areas comes despite a specific ruling from the vatican in march. The congregation for the doctrine of the faith was responding to a question about the church's power to bless same sex unions. Negative was the reply. Signed by cardinal. Luis larrea who heads the the daria said. It was not possible. Because despite positive elements god could not bless sin the rolling pleased conservatives drew criticism in germany and austria wimbledon. Two thousand priests the jeans and other members of the church signed a petition in favor of blessing same sex
Psychic Loses Abilities After Car Crash, Didn’t See It Coming
"A psychic who was caught in a car crash has failed to predict a number of things. tip stevenson. You following the story. I am the psychic call crash. He didn't see that coming gag from every single newspaper. This written about it but a psychic maurice under claims to have lost his psychic abilities and the affected his sex life as well that was also added in. I mean he couldn't see coming in a number of ways as somebody who's recently been in a motor vehicle accident. I am interested in this. I got into a fight with an airbag but it came off worse and is very deflated about the whole thing. I watched that clip on this morning. Which is way he's A paid a couple of times giving psychic predictions and on the show he claimed to do something called face reading which is reading a face then predicting the future which is what the rest of school social interaction and then it gets better. Fan says when you're doing face readings what about if if if someone who's had plastic surgery and then he said this right. Yes i have a friend. Who is a scorpio. But she went to lebron knows fitted. Yes you thought correctly fitted then she became incredibly successful. What's the kiss. Elite bernardo's is in the shape. Some scales i don't know i. I am a libra. I don't know if this is. Are we just going to stop pretending this thing now. Don't get me started on rights. Such a terry and toes look headline like this is not a thing i made. Also the once you enter this sphere. I don't know if you can pick and choose between nonsenses like if you're going into the psychic reading you gotta go into the lieber knows you can't go on this because that's a very gemini thing to do if your psychic reading abilities have survived your car crash so we can verify through anecdotal evidence. Yes they did like literally as soon as it happened. I when i'm going to lose work. Which i did because i was unable to confirm a tv. Show the next day due to having a split lip. So i feel like in many ways. My psychic abilities were fairly heavily
The Importance Of Diversifying Alzheimer's Research
"John. Let's talk about what alzheimer's disease as an how it's related to other forms of dementia right so dementia is an overarching term. That refers to thinking and memory problems from lots of causes including stroke or head injury. Alzheimer's is far and away. The most common cause of dementia at least in later life and it refers to the specific process where these toxic plaques and tangles build up in the brain and eventually start killing neurons. Those are the brain cells. We used to think and remember an for black americans. How much greater is their risk of developing alzheimer's or some other form of dementia. Some studies show that the risk is twice as high as it is for a white american though the exact amount still kind of in question and by the way there's also some evidence that lat next people also have a higher risk and asian americans appear to have a low risk than white americans. Okay and do. Scientists know why they're such huge disparities not fully. Some of the difference probably has to do with known risk factors for alzheimer's so health problems like heart disease. High blood pressure diabetes obesity. All of these increase a person's risk for alzheimer's and these factors are more common in black americans and they are in white americans. There's also at least one. Genetic risk factor. Okay people who have one or two copies of a gene called abeille. Four are more likely to develop alzheimer's and the four gene appears to be more common in people of african ancestry but scientists really don't understand alzheimer's very well in anyone. They've been testing all of these alzheimer's drugs for decades and really nothing has worked so research is still. Don't know whether all of these factors put together can fully explain why alzheimer's is so much more common in black americans. John that's really tough to hear. I mean you mentioned healthcare earlier. The you know that black americans have less access to care for loved ones with alzheimer's. What do we know about that. Just a couple of weeks ago. Alzheimer's association released a report on race ethnicity and alzheimer's and i talked with brain scientists. Maria correo who is now the chief science officer there. here's part of what. She told me about what they learned from a survey of people who were caring for a friend or family member with alzheimer's among nonwhite caregivers half say they've faced discrimination when navigating through the healthcare system with a top concern being the providers. Don't even listen to what they're saying. Perhaps because of their race color or ethnicity that's really frustrating and not surprisingly black americans. Were the most likely to report discrimination. Okay so we've talked about risk we've talked about care. Let's talk about research so as scientists are trying to find treatments. What can be done to make. Sure that black americans are included in that research. Several things they can change. The racial and ethnic composition of the people who do research black researchers are more likely to have ties within black communities and are more likely to make sure that studies are inclusive. Researchers can also change the racial and ethnic composition of the people who participate in research studies and they can focus on questions about why. Alzheimer's appears to act differently in people of different races. Yeah i mean. These are really good goals to have of course but our researchers getting any closer to achieving them. I've seen some encouraging signs especially when it comes to diversifying scientific studies so for example a couple of years ago researchers formed a group called the african ancestry neuro science research initiative. I spoke to one of the brain scientists involved. Dr cuff weeds rossa. He's a psychiatrist and a professor at duke university. He told me he joined the effort when he realized that his own ancestors who came from west africa had been excluded from genetic studies of brain disorders. It was clearly an immediately evident to me how much of a problem this was right because for me as one who does what we call basic research. In other words. I take the genes that are found in human gene studies and then i studied them in model organisms in other words things like mice or rats and understand how it changes other brain works. It meant that. I was studying genes. That were specifically related to onus in folks of european ancestry which would mean that cough fleet. Derosa was only studying the genes of a narrow segment of people. Which sounds pretty. messed up. If you're trying to figure out the genetic story of how. Alzheimer's affects all people like what is the scientific justification for this approach. Years ago the logic was that it would be easier to find genes responsible for brain disorders in people of european descent. The reason is that they tend to be very similar genetically to one another. The genes of people of african ancestry vary a lot more now. Technology has made genetic sequencing so widely available that you can easily study all kinds of people and scientifically you should because people with different ancestries can have genetic differences that affect their risk for diseases like alzheimer's absolutely and have scientists learned anything new about alzheimer's disease from studying it in black americans. Maybe you know that. Jean april four. That increases a person's risk of developing alzheimer's. Especially if you inherit two copies one from each of your parents so the gene is more common among black americans but it may be less risky for them. Some other genetic factors seems to protect people of african ancestry from the bad effects of a four. I spoke with dr daniel weinberger. He's a scientist at the lieber institute in baltimore. And he's also part of the african ancestry neuroscience research initiative. Here's what he told me about april four. If you inherit the risk form of that gene from both of your parents and your european ancestry that increases your likelihood of manifesting outside disease later in life about twenty fold if have african ancestry the risk from inheriting that gene from both your parents is about a fourth of what it is if you were of european ancestry so if scientists could figure out what the protective mechanism is they might be able to develop a drug. That would help protect all people who have at least one copy of the four gene and that is by the way tens of millions of people in the us alone now. That sounds really promising. But it's gonna take a lot more research right that also broadens who's being included in that research it will truly diversifying the groups of people in research studies is really challenging and scientists know. They can't do it on their own. So the african ancestry project for example has involved. People like reverend alvin hathaway. He's the pastor of union baptist church in baltimore. He told me one challenge facing scientists. Is that a lot of black. Americans are pretty skeptical about this kind of research. You know clearly when you begin to talk about The brain you begin to talk about the genome data set immediately within the community. That triggers all kinds of suspicions It triggers a lot of suspicions because There has been arguments that The caucasian brain is different from the brain of people of african descent and one of the amazing revelations that i found. Was that when you actually look at brain tissue. You can't discern difference right. Scientists propped up thinking for a long time. And you're saying the legacy of that lives on. Yes it does so john. How'd you researchers with the african ancestry project and other groups navigate that the alzheimer's association did a survey a few months ago. That found that one in five black americans would actually feel insulted. If a doctor even suggested a cognitive assessment to detect alzheimer's so of medicine has a lot of work to do to build trust with black americans and other minority groups. I talked about what that might take with. A scientist named lisa barnes. She's a professor and also a cognitive neuropsychologist at the old timers disease center in chicago. She told me she often. Here's the same comment. When she approaches groups that have been marginalized about doing a research study especially when that may take years to complete these researchers come in and they collect all these data than we never hear from you again so we we also give back so we who make sure that we go back to the community and update them on what we're finding we give their vice about how we're interpreting data. So we try to really make it a partnership between us and the community. And i think that that goes a long way and building trust and and and having them stay with us for the long haul.
The Paul Finebaum Show
Kenny Jacoby talks about the investigation into the LSU athletics department
"We spend a lot of time in the first hour. Talking about the news from lsu today in case you missed it. We had kenny jacoby on. We'll be talking about this story all afternoon. Long as we talked to some of the great legends of the sec. We ask any you. Kobe how involved were the board of supervisors at lsu. They signed off on Less is less miles is You know private written reprimand for these allegations against the students And that's what a lot of the students. I've been speaking to today at said to as you know. These people have known about these issues for a long time and nothing has been done about it until now until it appeared in a national newspaper that was earlier today. With kenny jacoby I wonder there were so many interesting things. We'll keep recapping this for those of you getting on. But i also asked him about joa. Lieber the athletic director who according to the report wanted to fire less miles after the allegations but they kept him until we started losing. The athletic director found his conduct. So disturbing Back in two thousand thirteen that he said he thought they could fire him over with 'cause but instead they essentially swept the thing under the rug didn't tell the public about it Gave him a private letter of reprimand and and made them ten counseling but then kept them around for another three years until he started losing games. So i mean if that doesn't tell you who really you know has the power and the influence at that university It's hard to say what us and what exactly kenny were. Those accusations against less miles less miles. was accused of sexually harassing At least two if not three or more Student workers who worked in the athletic department He essentially wanted a role in personally interviewing them and selecting who would be picked and he what we learned today is he had a preference toward blonde Women with large breasts Who were you know particularly attractive. He he wanted this. As a way of sort of selling it to potential recruits selling the school As far as the sexual harassment. What we what we learned is that the he you know when he hired these Young women he sometimes offered them To help their careers later later. Down the line after they graduated and then kind of turned that into a more personal relationship with them and and then ultimately one of the women said he kissed her alone when he was driving her in his car One of the other students that that was mentioned in this report today said that she had a very traumatic experience when she was alone in a room with him and alleged some sort of unwanted touching and and Decide such a profound impact on her that she basically up and
Yahoo Finance Market Minute
Stocks rally on Wall Street, S&P 500 has best day since June
"On wall street today with the dow gaining six hundred and fifty points the smp feick hundreds also higher and the nasdaq which had been the biggest loser. Last week is up around two and a half percent. Technology and energy stocks are leading the games. Meanwhile looking at some of the big cap names. Those are higher. Apple is up more than four percent. Zoom is up ahead of its earnings. Today makoto lieber also up around four percent ahead of its earnings as well. Some of the heavily shorted stocks are in the green is well taking some cues from the broader market with game. Stop back in action at least some action just last wednesday. The stock was trading at around fifty dollars a share it sitting at above one hundred dollars a share today after seeing a huge spike last wednesday and amc's also higher if after quite a bit of volatility over the last week for
Modern Ruhles with Stephanie Ruhle
What the pandemic has revealed about the real value of college
"We've got a moment. We're in crisis. Can we do better. Ron lieber is asking that very question in his new book. The price you pay for college is the author of the new york times personal finance column your money ron for years and years and years. We weren't thinking about the price of college the value of college. Is it worth it. Well i think you have to start by asking yourself what college is right. what is college for. I wasn't sure what the answer to. That question was so i asked you know scores of families and i heard the same things over and over again colleges for getting an education for having your mind grown in your mind blown. It is for kinship. It is for finding the people who will carry you through life. It is for getting a credential whether it's the gold plated one that will open doors or just the degree that will allow you to grasp hold of the middle class and hopefully stay there and so in order to answer. The question of whether college is worth it. You need to find it for your individual family that we as a nation can dictate for any given individual but then how did we get to this place right. My dad worked in the summer and put himself through school and had a tiny bit of debt. After how did college get this expensive. There are so many more things pulling on our household incomes than there used to be. We are entirely responsible in most instances for our own retirement. We're paying more and more out of our own pockets for healthcare. Many people are paying off their own student. Loan debt well into their forties or fifties right so people don't have the same kind of disposable income as they might have earlier states have reduced their subsidies towards higher education which means the price of the state schools has gone up and the private institutions. They've gotten more and more expensive so the middle class. There is being squeezed. This whole idea of i want to go to a liberal arts college and better myself and in the world is will be. My voice. teacher is kind of an antiquated thought. Sure i'd like to enrich myself but not if it's going to put me in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of debt. I remember when i was a senior in college. I went to lehigh and lee. Could absolutely help you on the career services front. If you wanted to go work in an accounting firm or be an engineer i wanted to work in investment banking so i drove to new york city with my mother and i stuck into the career services office at columbia university and i borrowed these giant binders. That had every piece of information that you needed for every bank every financial institution so you could apply for the summer internships. Now i went to the photocopy machine to start and you needed to have a school. I d to use the photocopier. I got caught. And i got kicked out the reason i bring this up. We send these kids to college but the best jobs are directly linked to only a few schools. So do we need to start looking at. Here's a college. What is the job. My child is going to get on the other side because otherwise they will be sitting here in hundreds of thousands of dollars with a debt. Yes to all of that first of all. That is the most bad ass career services story that i have ever heard your description of this as quote unquote best jobs right. I mean it is true that the best jobs in investment banking very narrow feel from certain institutions. Right unless you beat down the door but are those. The best jobs in america are the best jobs for anyone. Goldman sachs's is hiring. All these people in salt lake city now do not come from columbia and harvard and stanford mit. So then we have to ask ourselves well. These are iconic jobs in in certain social classes but are they really the best jobs out there for any given twenty two year old. I don't think so. Before the pandemic we knew there was a skills gap in the united states. We were at full employment yet. We had millions of americans who are not making enough money to support themselves. We had people who had jobs but good enough jobs. But you hear people making that argument saying you cannot afford to support yourself and your family working in a fast food restaurant but that job was never intended for someone who has a family to support. Is there an opportunity to actually create a real jobs program. A skills retraining program so it's not just about raising minimum wage. It's about retraining. People to qualify themselves for better higher paying jobs yes and that infrastructure already exists we can use the community college infrastructure to provide that skills training but we also have a shortage of qualified instructors to teach some of these skills. Why because the skills are so in demand that the people who would be doing the instructing are making five times as much money being actual practitioners. If you're a master plumber. You're not going to spend twenty hours a week teaching at a community college even though it would be a service to the community if you are a welder with twenty five years of experience right same thing is true. So how are we going to create the budget that allows for more people to be pushed through rigorous training programs. And so we need to do more I think from a state perspective and from a federal perspective not just provides the money but also to ensure equity and access to these programs
The Book Review
Navigating the Maze of Paying for College
"My colleague ron lieber joins us now. He is a personal finance columnist for the times and his latest book is called the price you pay for college an entirely new roadmap for the biggest financial decision. Your family will ever make ron. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having me. i you know. I had trouble reading that that subtitle. Because i am. I am one of those families This biggest financial decision that i will ever make. This is a big subject. Well i mean why not call it what it is right. I mean looms incredibly large not just because the list prices are so high but also because of the emotional component of the decision right. These are our children that we've invested a lot in both financially and emotionally and we're about to send them off into the world and the enormity is not to be underestimated especially emotionally but is the enormity we sort of put on the idea of college. Are we misplacing our priorities. When we think that college sort of equated with our children's future. I think it depends on who you are. And how much privilege coming to the table with me. And you're a new york times columnist and you went to a selective school and you are reasonably well networked. There's pretty good chance that your kid is going to be okay no matter what and no matter how you define okay whether it's income or friendship or connections or happiness in the world but if you're starting from someplace else right if you are from a low income background if you are a person of color. The school can make a sizable both difference in your trajectory. So it does depend on who you are. But i also understand why families who are more privileged than average get all caught up in the frenzy because it literally surrounds us in our communities in the media and certainly in the high schools you bring up an interesting point too about what the intended not just where you come from but what your purpose is what your intention is with regard to college. I mean some people see college as primarily a financial decision means to getting a job or career or even just getting by others see college and perhaps this is the the person of privilege viewpoint. As just a fundamental part of being an educated human being other people see it as a way to compensate for what they think was a shoddy secondary school education. Just kind of becoming reasonably well educated and then others of course it is like a fun way to spend four years should the way that you view college and its purpose influence how you view that investment yes and you hit each of the big three so i spent years asking people. What is Because you have to find that for yourself before you can go shopping for it and so there really are three components right people shop for an education right. They want their kids minds. Grown and minds blow number two. They go shopping for kinship. Right you're trying to find your people the people who will come to your wedding the people who will carry your casket the people who will hire you and also your mentors. The grown-ups who will influence you. And then the last part is the credential and people think about that in a couple different ways some people come to college because they are looking for you know the the basic degree that will allow them to grab hold of the middle class and hang on for dear life right so maybe they're coming from a low income background. They want to become a teacher. They want to become an account. They want to become a nurse. Know relatively recession proof jobs and then there are people who are reaching for the sort of gold nameplates. They want doors open to them. That might not be otherwise. And if they're already from a privileged background they're already part of a fancy alumni network. They don't want their children to you know downgrade in access or privileges and so they strive for it all right for people who are not conversant in the three numbers five to nine busily worrying about this. Let's just give a sense of. What does college costs. What is the cost in america of an average public school education and an average private school education right now well from the perspective of parents. We often use rice with cost rates that there's the net price or i'm sorry. There's a list price right so the list price at the most expensive private colleges and universities right now is over three hundred thousand dollars for four years and that's after taxes by the way right does that include like food and textbook. That's everything all in. Yeah at a flagship state universities. You may pay more than one hundred thousand dollars for four years. And that's if you can get through in four years and plenty of people cannot but the net price is something different. What's going on behind the scenes. Now is that there is not just the financial aid system of old where discounts were based. On what you earned what you had right so called need basting. There's also an entirely new parallel track of financial aid known as merit aid where people are given discounts for all sorts of reasons. Maybe because you're a good student or a good leader or maybe it's because the institution is in a market segment where just no longer has much pricing power. Maybe because everybody around it is discounting her because parents who have the ability to pay are no longer willing to pay for that particular institution so it's kind of unpredictable.
Entrepreneur on FIRE
The Amazon Formula To Sell 8-Figures & Beyond with Jeff Lieber
"Jeff say what's up to fire nation and share something interesting about yourself that most people don't know hey, what's up fire nation? Jeff Lieber and yeah let's see. I. Guess Back in two thousand fourteen kind of a funny story is I was working at nine to find nine to five job and what happened was is I was had that entrepreneurial bug I've been listening to podcasts like yours and other people. Knows you know looking at different business models and then I stumbled upon the Amazon business model at that time and I learned like the steps to source of product and all you're choosing what product to get started with and out of all the products in the world I was what would be the coolest sexiest product I could bragged my friends about and of all the products under the Sun I chose to buy a twenty foot. Container of Puppy pee pads or training dogs A. Matt and I spent almost like seventy percent of my life savings fifteen grand at the time on that container wired it to China had no idea the risks that were involved with that and luckily they did ship me a container of way too many puppy pads to sell and. Took me about a year to sell through that container. Thank goodness. It worked out and survived. So well, if they were on the market a few months ago I would have bought one Gaza we do have a a new puppy in our life is name as gas and we love him dearly and he has needed some pads as he's learned how to get to house train but I'm happy to say where we're past that stage for the most part now knock on wood but in fire. Nation as I shared in the introduction, we're talking about the Amazon formula to sell eight figures and beyond. So I mean you had that nine to five. Jeff. Back in two, thousand, fourteen, he decided to take the leap. So when exactly did you get started selling products on Amazon? I. Mean I know you said you start with a puppy pads move onto the next point from that and how did that experience actually lead you to starting turnkey product management? Yes. Of intention was not to start turnkey. Product management that came a few years later. So luckily, like I said that product ended up selling decently well, but I ended up launching additional pet products and then my sister had an idea for baby products brands. So we launched that and my friend's dad had an idea for with an awesome patented dog toy. So we launched on kickstarter and Bernard up on that and then So all of a sudden I was doing a ton of stuff and then had a few friends from college who Had Awesome products. They did you know sunglasses and wash on kickstarter and we're doing awesome on shop and sales channels like that. But they were struggling on Amazon and they saw me having success with Elaine product like bubby bads and they're like, why can't we do that? So I I ended up helping them and they just said, can you just manage it for us? Can you just do it what will pay you and I was like sure and so that was really the first consulting client. But. It was just a friend and it was fun. You know working with them and ended up growing them to over six figures in their first year and then they referred a friend and they referred a friend and now I had five clients as well in addition to all the brands. So needless to say I was. Almost envious of my previous nine to five job that I had quit because I couldn't do it all and I was like man, why did I even quit I'm like so stressed out in overwhelmed in managing way too much stuff and so I just said what what really would make me the happiest and what am I the best that and that was selling on Amazon. So what I did was decided to sell my stakes out of all may their companies in about nine month period and solely went in all in on turnkey product management gave it an official name and That was about three or four years ago and built a team hired me on my sister, my cousin, a bunch of great great people along the way, and now we're helping a lot of companies to scale their their businesses on Amazon seven and eight figures, and beyond
The Charlie Kirk Show
Charlie Kirk: Coronavirus stimulus
"And you have Schumer Pelosi. In Biden one hundred twenty five years, Charlie Kirk of failure, unmitigated failure, swap failure and I. Think of my kids. You met my son. He's twenty one years old. My daughter's eighteen and I would think about your America their America and when I say you know, live free or die, American, the world on the brink I'm not joking. And very specifically will be probably the biggest choice election by far in my lifetime, and maybe since eighteen sixty, and there's a lot at stake We can go through the issues if you want, but it's. It's there's there's not one issue we agree on that. I can think of for the most part yet, and you wrote this, and it just really sent chills down my spine. You wrote this book to sound an alarm as a warning. Warning to my fellow patriots about the left's undying commitment turn America into a land, our parents, founders and framers wouldn't recognize it. It's perfectly put, and that's the direction that they're headed on page twenty seven. You have a great part about how Ben Franklin says we ever republic. If you can keep it, can you talk more about how this truly is? A referendum election in some sense and the left is trying to do to our country. Well the the story about Franklin's interesting, because it's, it's the constitutional convention and somebody says he comes out one days, says, is it a monarchy republic republic? If you can keep it Reagan, I quote him off. When I give speeches, said Freedom Charlie and you know this is but one generation away from extinction. And you know when if you want understand if socialism is adopted if their stated goal is adopted America as we know, it then becomes unrecognizable look, I can understand psychologically. There's a component of maybe people that that have been indoctrinated in schools, and you're great at this because you're going in to hostile environments every day, and you're saying you know what there's another way of thinking here, so maybe the idea that people think Charlie that some things are oh, everything's going to be free and they're gonNA forgive my loans at I'll have a guaranteed government job guaranteed government food. How did obamacare workout now? We're GONNA have Medicare for all or or double down on the stupidity of Obamacare and guaranteed retirement. Guaranteed vacation sounds great. But simple math shows you that you'll never get there. And that's why in the Fourth Chapter of the book did this whole history of socialism which is a history of failure? The point is look at the issues. If if we're talking about law and order. They've cited in Portland in Seattle and new. York and Chicago with the radicals. Joe Biden his yet that I know of said one good thing about the ninety nine percent of cops protect and serve and put their lives on the line for us every day. You're right. Okay, so law and order taxes. He's pledging to raise your taxes through the roof. That will destroy the economy Then they're gonNA just add all the bureaucracy. The Donald Trump spent almost four years. Eliminating that'll be gone. That means nobody's GONNA WANNA DO Business. That's why the Biden Obama economy was so bad. Then you look at where now energy independent for the first time in seventy five years with a number, one producer of energy in the world will lose that for sure We'll shut down coal fracking. Oil Gas exploration production those tens of millions of jobs high paying jobs career jobs for people. Then it's about amnesty. Or the United Sanctuary states of America versus Border Security and law and order of never mind foreign policy. We haven't even touched that part yet, so. There's a lot at stake. If those plans stated plans are implemented. America will go down the past you know. The Trash bin of history as Reagan, said Freedom One generation away from extinction we will. It I shudder to think what will happen the three you and your children by kids, and and maybe one day grandkids. ARE READY FOR THAT And I love the framing, because as the founder said either we're GonNa live free and defendant right now, or we're gonNA. Have a country that you know. We don't WanNa live it, and that's really the framing. That is so important right now, and you talk about and I'm really pleased about this. Shawn because I think we have forgotten about the Russia hoax too quickly in. In the conservative movement, you have been the leader on this every night. You were covering it. You didn't let us forget you help. Muller Accountable, you had investigative journalism and it just seemed that an Oxana names, but other conservatives just kind of drifted away from like Oh. That's what happened happened. You have two chapters on this in the book. Can you talk about that? Yeah I mean I call it Charlie, the the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal in history and the Ukraine was oh. Okay, we failed with Muller after three years. We won't. We won't even bother with a special prosecutor not to I'm going backwards here but to get to Ukraine. You? Know they're talking about quid pro quos, but you have to ignore their presidential candidate on video saying you're not getting a billion US tax payer dollars unless you're fire. That prosecutor is named Shokhin. WHO's investigating my son Hunter who went on a and said? Do you have any experience in oil? No Gas, no energy, nope, any experience in Ukraine. Nope, why are you being paid millions? No, because you dad, so there was a quid pro quo and millions of dollars for the Biden I call crime family. That's exactly right, so. Listen and China's even worse. You get to this whole thing what we now know and I believe what's coming. It's like, and this is where the media's corrupt because. They're just the propaganda wing of all things democratic. Socialist. We now know and have all the evidence that we'd ever need is that they protected their favorite candidate. Hillary Clinton. For things you and I and everybody you know that follows you and you have a massive audience would. Literally never get away with. If you had subpoenaed emails Charlie Kirk and you decided to delete them, and you decided to acid. Wash your hard drive with something. I had never heard about bleeped bleach bit and bust up your devices with hammers. You'd go to jail. If you violated the espionage act, you'd go to jail. They protected her. Then the narrative began we now know began in August. We know crossfire hurricane representatives actually went to brief. President Trump General Flynn. Flynn on national security, but they were there to try and get information on trump and Russia, the most amazing part of this, because the Democrats and the media live for all these years is that they knew and they said and they wrote, and they even testified. There was never any evidence, but there was a dirty Russian dossier. And now we know even the New York Times acknowledged full full of Russian disinformation and that was used. And they were warned not to use it, but high ranking people abusing their power, wanting to take out candidate, trump, transition, team, trump, and then deep into the Presidency Donald Trump. They use the dirty Russian misinformation dossier to ruin Carter pages life and roomed his civil liberties and constitutional rights, but more importantly to spy on candidate trump, and then they had their insurance policy. The fact that the mob in the media ignores it is beyond comprehension. I have so I have two chapters. One is on the Russia hoax, and the other is on this whole impeachment witch hunt. And I want everybody in your audience to understand one thing here if I can get one point across. Yeah, they hate Donald Trump, but they hate us more. They think we are as Peter. Struck, said the smell by the way I probably shop at Walmart say money. Why not you have a woman I love Walmart I love COSCO's. I Love I love it all. And I've shopped there my whole life I mean people always stopped me when I'm in a grocery? So, what are you doing here? Shopping? Wa I like to eat a cracks me up. So but think about that. smelly Walmart Shoppers while irredeemable deplorables, wow! Bitter Americans as Obama said that WANNA cling to their God. I'm guilty their Second Amendment Rights Guilty Bibles and religion I'm guilty of that, too. But. It's contempt for your audience. It's contemporary my audience. It's because they knew better. And they will ling. This was an attempted coup. Now do I think there's going to be arrests and prosecutions I? Do spend much slower than any of us would have liked, but the evidence is overwhelming. It's incontrovertible sad actually that this could happen. That was going to be my follow up. Question Sean because when I travel and we get thousands of e mails a on this topic. When are people going to go to jail? And can you give me insight on this? Can you give us any clues any crumbs that we're starting to see from Durham? It's I call them. It's funny. You say crumbs because call them the the Attorney General Bar breadcrumbs. It's like Hansel and Gretel. Remember. We're we're trying to follow and see the trail exactly yeah. He did say that the president was spied on. It did happen illegally. The. Think about this. If you go before Judge Judy I wouldn't WANNA lot because Judge Judy I. I've met her once she'll eviscerate. You I watched her show. You. Don't go before a court. The information that you have not verified. It actually said at the top of a FISO Warren Charlie. It says verified. Okay. We now know the dossier was unverifiable. The sub source we now know, said this this bar talk. We were making this up. This was never meant for anything and again Hillary paid for it funneled money separate issue. And so, what is going to happen I don't have a crystal ball but I. do know all of the facts that are in the public. Are Enough to indict many of the names that your audience is most familiar with. I would argue. Komi McCabe struck page. I'd like to know a clapper. Brennan's role in all of this ends up being and and others. The more fascinating deep question is. Will they get to that January fifth twenty seventeen meeting inside the Oval Office? This is when member Biden said George Stephanopoulos Oh I. Don't know. Anything about this, you know this whole impeachment Russia thing. He was the one same. Bring up the Logan Act fifteen days later Susan Rice in that meeting did the Cya memo the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama in that meeting shot Sally Age by saying a He. He knew everything about the Kislyak Michael Flynn call. If we look. To sum it up. I think we're GONNA get there because the evidence. Is that overwhelming? If we don't. I fear for the country? Because of you. GonNa Raid Manafort's home predawn raid and you're going to raid Roger Stone's home. For lying to Congress by the all many of the names I mentioned were referred for the same crime and you're gonNA. Pull it twenty nine guys in tactical gear, frogmen and tip off CNN cameras and. Have a biased jury for person. We won't have equal justice and equal application of our laws, and worse than that Charlie is. We lose our constitution. Yes, all our laws are are predicated on next great document and some `perfect, but it creates the path to perfection at a more perfect union so. Long answers. I'M GONNA talk. Show I love it. No, this is what our audience needs to hear, and and thank you for that and look I I completely agree because if we do not have people and I, say this as carefully as I can in handcuffs for what they did Donald Trump then I I will lose faith in the American justice system I. Don't want that and I don't want revenge I don't retribution I want people to be held accountable and I would want the same if someone did this to Barack Obama because it should never happen to a leader ever. Yes. and. They've gone after every single trump friend confidant, and yet if you oppose Donald Trump you get different treatment, talk a lot about the constitution in your book and the founding of our country, Sean going to be honest, I've been very let down by some of these supreme. Court decisions lately Can you comment on that and the importance to get more people like Kavanagh? Who's actually ruled brilliantly? Unlike John Roberts. I! I'm a little. I don't know what's happening. Roberts I have my theory I guess I have my sources people that. have their own ideas based on some knowledge? For whatever reason and I think this goes back to the obamacare decision. He has allowed. How the court appears to influence his decision making. I also sense with no evidence whatsoever. You're not a big fan of president trump, but that should not come into his thinking. Now. If getting rid of bureaucracy and lowering taxes and energy, independence, and securing our borders, and law and order are all part of this election. Let me tell you another big part of it. And it's you know we're taping this ninety. Whatever days away from the Election Day, I what about and we got asked. What about the Supreme Court? Yes, I go through a whole list I. Forget what paid maybe sixty seven I forget. A. In the book. Of. All the things Democrats would do if they're getting power one, is they? WanNa, stack the courts. Get rid of the Electoral College. And I. What, they're saying they. WanNa do is scary. They used to hide it Charlie. When I every single Liberal Democrat running for office, they would run to the left in the primary. They race back to the center, but you knew they wanted the left. There now openly embracing the most radical elements in the country and you know. Unfortunately we're watching it all. Play out nightly on TV and and that sad what I see happening when I think we have to remind a trump supporters that these are not trump appointed justices, a gorsuch I think ruled incorrectly on one ruling. That's it besides that gorsuch and cavenaugh have been tremendous and terrific verses Roberts. I just think we have to give the audience a sense. Sense of continued conviction that the trump appointed justices will continue to rule correctly and Clarence. Thomas and you know the the Thomas Family. They get no credit at all. I mean what he has done. And can you comment on that? 'cause I, E, you've actually been you open my eyes to that like eight years ago and I never learned about Clarence Thomas as a high schooler until you I mentioned it just as a quick aside on his incredible career. I like to do on TV and antidote on radio, too. Sometimes I call it the Hannity history, lesson 'cause I lived through all of this. I know this is going to see. You're not even thirty three, but my radio journey started in nineteen eighty-seven crazy right. Now on my twenty fifth year of Fox, I didn't think I last two. So I feel very blessed. As a side note if you haven't read my grandfather's son. Which is about Clarence Thomas is life. It's amazing. But. You know it's interesting because him and Scalia. To my opinion, my to most favorite justices in my lifetime. Scalia this incredible wit and genius and understanding and. They got a little acerbic side to when when he was questioning Clarence Thomas always set by quietly. What they called a high tech lynching at the time, the more modern. Let it. You gotTA. Remember Yeah. And you know. It was then Senator Ted Kennedy you know Robert Bork's America the borking of America. That was Clarence Thomas. Now we see it more recently cavenaugh. It exposes. The, who is Joe Biden? Who is his team? Because Clarence Thomas and Justice Scalia or the people we need on that court. We call them constitutionalists or originalists, the original intent, not people that would sight foreign law as liberal justices have done or not people that feel that they can rule by judicial Fiat and dictate or legislate from the bench. Democrats always wanted the court to do that which they could never. Do legislatively or win at the ballot box and that's why they want. We call them. Activists Justices Clarence Thomas. has shown a fidelity to the Constitution at the Antony Scalia. That is beyond enviable And the differences styles always interesting, too because Justice Thomas will always be quiet. That's very few questions. Anthony Scalia was in there in a wrestling with people. I don't know about John Roberts. I can't get into it, but I do believe the next president United States is a very good chance. You have a lot of older justices may want to retire. And I think that the next this election in just three short months. That's on the ballot and that's that's generational now. And Sean I think we have to pressure the Biden campaign to do what trump did and release a list of justices I mean president trump was so transparent and Joe Biden hasn't done it yet. Intentionally, of course, because he'll probably put repeated to lieber something on the United States Supreme Court I mean as horrifying as that might be so in two two quick closing question Sean and thank you for being so generous with your time anchorage, everyone you know. Know go by live, free or die. the first is this. Can you just talk about? We are heading into the election. A lot of trump supporters. They're failed. They're falling victim. They suppression pulse I wish that wasn't the case, but it seems like the memory of two thousand sixteen as faded where people forget. We were down by double digits. Can you just give a little vote of confidence to some of our listeners out there? That think we're just losing. I WANNA. Give the vote of confidence, but I want people to feel this way. I want people to think I'll use a football analogy that our mutual friend Linda that you know. Who's your biggest fan? My radio producer? He's amazing. Amazing, but she doesn't even know how many points you get a touchdown, so I'm giving these football analogies. I, want this election. I want people to feel the way I feel which is. We're on our own twenty. Two minutes to go. We have no time outs We're down by six. We got a cross. The plane marched down the field, cross the plane and hit the extra point to win. So if people feel a sense of genuine urgency and worry and concern, I'm cool with that because fear often as a great motivator, not irrational field fear, but if people do not vote, you will get the government that they're telling you. They're going to give you believe. That that is their agenda. To be a Republican and win. You GotTa always use this analogy got to run the table I gotTA. Get Florida Georgia North Carolina can't win without Ohio. No Republican's ever become president without it right? You got hold Iowa then you got pick off Pennsylvania Wisconsin hopefully Michigan maybe MINNEA- Minnesota will be play. Maybe the city of Arizona will be in play. By Joe Biden reference for those of you. That didn't get. We got a hold Arizona Gopher Nevada New Mexico. New Hampshire and Maine's second congressional district. If every single mom, this is a battle cry. You started out this interview with this. I wrote this book not because I like writing books. My last book I donated every Penny I made to charity I don't care. It's not that. This is a tipping point. Charlie this is I, don't. See if these policies are implemented how America recovers. Irreparable harm the to the rule of law to our courts to our economy, they want to wipe out the lifeblood of of the world's economy. This this promise of socialism and I go into such detail about how it's always failed. Here's a quick socialism of example. Member obamacare. Keep your doctor keep your plan. Save on average twenty five hundred dollars a year per family right? Okay. Millions lost their doctors. Millions lost their plans. We're all paying about two hundred percent more and add to that. Forty percent of Americans almost forty percent have only one obamacare Biden Carriage James Choice now. How did they do with that promise? Medicare is going broke. How did they do it? That promised social security. Charlie hate the break this here. He paying into it. You probably won't get it I. Barely Skate through, and they might give me ten cents until they means tested and then take it back, How does it? How did Liberal government work in New York City with all the anarchy cutting a billion dollars, so please? How's IT WORKING IN CHICAGO? All. These liberal cities have where the violence we've been talking about takes place. They all have one thing in common. They've been run by Liberal Democrats for decades right. Most of these states have been run into the ground by Liberal Democrats for decades. If you WANNA know what America will look like if Biden Bolshevik Bernie. Pelosi Schumer and Bozo. That team gets place look at new. York state and city look at Chicago the City Illinois. The State Look at California. Look at Oregon. Look at Portland, the city. Look at Seattle. Look at the state of Washington. Yes. And I. Love this country too much. You know it's an all hands on deck moment and Every everyone of you've got this connection with younger people in this country. You have this incredible. A credible platform you built, and it's become powerful and meaningful and transformative to the country, and you're going out there, and you're fighting on these college campuses and you. You know it's not easy to be in the middle of a I call it a shift. Show all the time, but let's well put, but you do it. And it's freedom works. Every time you give up freedom for security, you lose your freedom because the security that they're offering. These promises that can never ever be fulfilled. In America. The land. I'll close with this unless you want to go further I can keep going the. Barry Farber who was a mentor of mine. Just recently passed away like ninety ninety one. And he always said there's never been a country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power and abused at less than the United States well I add. A country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power abused at less, but used it to advanced human condition. The reason America is great and exceptional. If I can say that today, it's not perfect, but it's great. An exceptional is because of its people, and because of the fundamentals of liberty and freedom. So that? Natural rights versus government or rights, natural rights come from God doubt by our Creator. Life Liberty pursuit of happiness while you can't pursue happiness these days in Chicago New York Moreland Seattle. So there's a lot on the line. I love your audience. I'm so thankful for all you're doing, and you've got a great team that you building review and you're out there fighting the fight and I just urge you guys. Just fight like your country depends on it. Because America's, we know it. It's all hanging in the balance. Yet was Sean. You've been so generous the last quick thing I defend the president all the time personally as a person. Can you comment on that because I've had the opportunity to meet him? not as much as you obviously and get to know him, but a lot of people here misrepresentations in lies about who he is as a human being. Let's close on this note. Can you just mention one or two things that that people can take away from that? You know first of all. It's interesting. Nobody seems to understand Donald trump yet. They don't want to understand. I mean Donald Trump. The Dog Bites the beasts, things you feeling sad or get cancer. You Complain Trump. I mean that's how saying the leftist. But here's a guy that is so unique he this guy is like a soon nami force of energy like I've never met my life. The most distinct and unique quality he's had is as president. You mentioned the Supreme Court. He put those people that he said he put. He cut the bureaucracy as he said he'd caught, and he cut the taxes as he said he'd cut. He did the North Dakota. A keystone pipelines Anwar Likey said he would. He's building the wall or almost four hundred miles. A wall by the by election will be over four hundred miles. He found a way it was. It was an uphill climb He said he wanted to pull us out of foreign conflicts, but not back away from evil defeated. The Caliphate took out. Baghdadi and Associates took out Sola Mani took out the Al. Qaeda leader in Yemen. So? What makes him special and unique in terms of presidency is that he is who you see is who you get. The guy that's fights on twitter is the guy that's fighting for a better trade. Deal the guy that fights. Against Liberal Democrats and the media mob is the same guy is fighting to keep his promises that to me makes him the most unique transformative political figure in our lifetime. And Right now. The. We tip the scales. You have a choice. It's never been a bigger choice. He will keep his promises. Coronas been a little bit of a curve ball to the world, but even that ten days after the first case, the only guy that I know of thought about a travel ban will be donald trump. They were teaching at the time and Joe Binder Biden was call them Sinophobic, so he's a man of his word. He's a man that will fight to his last dying breath for this country and the promises he made, and that makes them in my view very transformative. Men will. The book is live for Your Die God bless you, Sean, thank you for that. You do and we really appreciate. It helps you soon. Thanks bye. What a great conversation that was! Please email me or questions freedom. Charlie Kirk Dot Com freedom at Charlie. KIRK DOT COM please type in trolley. Kirk, show your podcast provider. Hit subscribe, give us a five star reviews screen shot at an email us. If you want to win a signed copy of the Maga- doctrine, please get involved with turning-point USA at Teepee USA dot com that is Teepee USA DOT com. 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THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman
PSYCHOLOGY OF A PANDEMIC
"This is Alan Lieber Te. When we talk about what's happened we have to start with What we would call the global trauma that happened when the coronavirus started to change our experience in the world and from there we would go to what we call the global shock which was the shock that all of a sudden this is real and this is really happening in our lives are changing and then we moved from there to global grief which was a morning that we couldn't go and do the same things we used to do because we had stay at home stand shelter and all of a sudden thinks it changed and there was an unforeseen Element that was dangerous that we couldn't fight with an army or we couldn't fight in the other ways and so that has led to All of us having different different experience. Some what we're used to and that's called Angst. It's caused anxiety it's caused depression. It's caused a whole slew of different sort of symptoms in reaction to this sort of emotional haze that happens when you're experiencing grief in this sense were exploited experiencing grief and a global way as well because every time we look for answers or push back into the not knowing into the unknown of. What's the next steps are going to be I? I love the idea I mean. I don't love the idea but I'm intrigued by the way of a global trauma that you know. I mean obviously individuals experienced trauma. But this really in at least in my lifetime I mean I guess you could say wars and things like that but this is something. That's you know. Wars are specific to certain countries and certain specific areas. This this really is this. Pandemic has gone over the entire planet. That's right and so a sense. We're looking for solutions. Because we're a solution oriented and very resilient country but in this instance were dealing with something that is Making it more difficult for us to be resilient Because we don't have the ways in which to resolve this Sooner I think that's where a lot of the anger is coming from. A LOT OF THE GRIEF. Also people are really upset. Like what you know. There's we have to do something you know. There's there's a great line. Did you ever see the movie night of the living dead? Yes and the zombies. Come out of the grave and they're attacking this house in. This woman is freaking out in the house. And she says there's gotta be someone we can call it the funniest line in the movie because it was it was just great. And that's what it feels like. Don't you want just go. There's gotta be somebody we can call and I think that that is the element of that disconnect. 'cause there really isn't anyone to call at this point in time and we're watching the news or reading the paper watching the Internet and looking for a semblance of an answer that we can sort of build a framework around to understand and hopefully have some relief emotional relief from this. Some of the people I work with are experiencing nightmares anxiety. Depression of and all those issues along with PTSD and other sorts of psychological aspects are Becoming more pronounced because of this unforeseen issue is changing what they've known and most people what we've known which is you know. Were able to get NARCAN and go places. Visit with people go to places where we normally have our ritual of shopping or going to work and having meaningful relationships around interactions on yes been frustrated with traffic and other sorts of things but at this point in time all of of that stuff is kind of a wash because it's all different. It is really different. Like I haven't hugged anyone other than my wife and my daughter at my house in a couple of months. That's an odd thing and telling. My daughter went for a walk with her yesterday. And I said not only am I. Distancing myself from the other people walking. I don't even want to look in the eye and I noticed that I was looking away. It's like I was embarrassed that I was distancing myself from them like they. They were defective in some way. Because they might have this and I wasn't even sometimes I cannot go hello through my mask and I'm okay but yesterday I just couldn't even look at them beating feel a sort of angst of being home so much and not being able to start to continue in move out that inner resiliency that we have as a country as a population that the United States is embarked on always had. We're not really experienced that so much at this point I was wondering how many people When they're when they're home because your home and you've got a lot of hours in the day to fill in a in. A new way are are are. They becoming more introspective. Is it you know as it forcing people to be alone with their own thoughts which can be like really profound or also really unpleasant not just about the virus but just their own thoughts. It's like what's my life about. I would think you'd see a lot of people start to question. The basic tenants of their entire existence in some way. Because they have the time to do it. I think you're absolutely right because I think that from what I'm hearing people are looking at their lives and they're seeing that they're able to have a light but not necessarily do all the things run around. Do all the things that we used to do. there's a very famous psychiatrist. Psychotherapists Carl Young talked about the transcendent function of the personality. And we're sort of pushed into that place of having transcend our circumstances and we we have to look at it. Behooves us to look at? What are the things that are fulfilling us in the things that are are providing us with a nerd emotional nutrients and how much that will help us dealing with the present circumstances knowing that we just don't know so how do we connect meaning purpose? And what are the things that will help us Get THROUGH. This is really an important issue. It does seem like that. I mean I. I am sort of somebody that is able to spend a lot of time by myself and not feel like. I'm missing out on anything but I know there's quite a few people that don't live that way. Expe- you know it's like well. What distraction am I going to do next and I've got to go here and I'm busy this idea of being busy as an interesting concept because you when you're constantly busy and you've got this thing you know this idea of Maybe I don't even know if it's just accomplishment of just being busy sometimes it's just being busy to be distracted and not be present That it must create a lot of problems for people you know and you then now. You're seeing people protesting they can't they can't they can't they. Can't sit home. They're actually going a little nuts. It's like I you know when I see a sign of somebody. I need a haircut really that bad right. I cut my hair and I did a terrible job so I think you're bringing up a really good point which is after we are going through this global guilt immer also mirroring and having a parallel process with what's happening in the world. What happens is we ended up in this place of Anticipatory Reef and you made have lots of feelings about that with your children. In with your family you can feel lots of different things in terms of what the situation is and then how that gets played out in the family system.
Make Australia Gay Again
"Okay. Jeremy. So you found these stamps. They're clearly very gay What what's the deal like? Where do they come from? I've never heard of this Gay Kingdom what is it where is it and how can I move there? Are you messing with this? Jeremy is even a real thing. It's actually real and I've been working all day and night to find out more. I've called experts from the United Nations. The Council on Foreign Relations. I've made burner phones. My apartment's walls are covered and post it. Notes detailing epic story behind this kingdom yarn. Did you connect them John? It's GonNa ask the same thing. Yes it's required and after lots of law sleep. I think I finally have some answers. Hermit sexual people have honestly endeavoured everywhere to merge ourselves in the social life of surrounding communities and to be treated equally. This is an excerpt from the declaration of Independence of the gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the coral sea islands. A nation created for life liberty the pursuit of happiness. And all things gay well technically. It's a micro nation. So we'll micro nation is a place that declares that they are a nation but aren't recognized by other countries So it's basically someone walks out into their front yard and they're like my front yard is a nation In their mind they are their own country but they don't really have any recognition or any kind of Legitimacy in terms of the global stage this is Derrick Thomas. I tracked him down after he made fun video online about the gay and Lesbian Kingdom. I created a youtube channel. That has an ongoing series on micro nations and kind of the funny stuff that they get up to so there see land of land lower Malaysia. Lieber Land Danica in the Game Lesbian Kingdom of the Cross island. Derek told me that this gay kingdom was born in two thousand four when Australia passed a law saying that marriage was strictly between a man and a woman with gay marriage all the rage in America. The changes here a designed to thwart any similar attempts legal recognition. At Dav aside their community is facing a new wave way of homophobia. Here's John Howard. The prime minister at the time. The definition of marriage is something that should not a time potentially be subject to redefinition will change so in an attempt to protect against future gay marriages the law said marriage is by definition between a man and a woman and every single wedding ceremony in Australia. I kid you not that definition had to be like at your wedding you would need to say the words marriage. According to law in Australia is the Union of a man and a woman. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard in so romantic really but Derek said it actually kind of backfired and drew a lot more attention from activists about gay marriage than ever before Australia including one group in two thousand and four a group of gay rights activists who were attending the Brisbane. Gay Pride Festival Were frustrated with two thousand four marriage amendment act in Australia. They got on a boat. Well a seaplane That they christened the gay flower sailed it out to an island in the coral sea islands. Territory called CATO. Island planted a flag and said this is our country now Gay Marriage is legal. And that's kind of how the gain lesbian keenum of coral sea islands
Doctors Have Injected DNA-Editing CRISPR Into a Live Person's Eye
"Tell me why Chris so awesome. It's really cool because crisper. Is this really powerful? Gene editing technique that allows doctors to make really precise changes in our genetic code. And so it's got incredible potential for treating lots of diseases right. It is actually not an exaggeration to say that crisper could revolutionize medicine in future in today. You have brought us another crisper milestone yet. Mattie get this for the first time scientists have used crisper to try to editor Jean while the DNA is still inside the body which is wild because until now offer crisper treatments for things like cancer or sickle cell disease. Doctors had to remove the cells. They wanted to change. The patient's bodies edit them in the lab and then put them back in right for this time. Hopefully the editing will take place inside the I of a patient who is almost completely blind due to a genetic disease. Called Lieber Congenital Amoroso's the experimental treatment was done by doctors at the Casey Institute in Portland. Oregon. The hope is that the crisper will edit or fix the mutated gene that causes the disease and potentially restore the patients
Is Zion Living Up to the Hype for the Pelicans?
"Were in Dallas for the pelicans overtime loss to the Mavericks. Second night of a back to back for New Orleans obviously but we didn't see the Zion. We've sort of been spoiled by over the last month. So what did you get from Zion? On Wednesday night. I saw someone who had to go through a little bit of adversity. There's two different things working against him in that Dallas Game One. It was the first time he played on a back to back. You didn't see his legs under him. Early actually play but gets the block on Williamson Williamson. Took his time getting up court. You may be subbing out of the ball game here. He is drew and Lonzo Ball. We're GONNA come on up to him. Hey man you you're right you you tired. Are you going to play? You GotTa pick one. The other thing. Going against him was Dallas they started Maxi Kluber alongside of kristaps porzingis specifically for Zion Williamson two. That might have been forcing a psychotic burst that is just perfectly played deep that still by Dallas Cleveland's doing A. They went to the formula. That's been working. Which is the. We're GONNA get the tallest guy we have can defend him to do it. And then have another seven footer. Awesome plus footer at the Rim Ryan got blocked inside again. It's not possible in less. Cleber is being this physical and allowing time for kristaps ticket over there. Lieber six ten obviously porzingas seven three. Those have been the only really match ups that have given him problems when they played the box. Janas guarded him and then you have the Lopez twins behind him. Protecting the RIM defers Lakers game. Anthony Davis guarded him. And you had jovial and Dwight rim so that combination kind of went against his favor so walk me through a little bit of the process on the back to back portion of it because this is obviously part of the Adjustment For Zion. So where do you find the line? If you're the PELICANS in trying to get him experienced doing things like back to backs that he'll be asked to throughout his career and then also sort of adjusting him since he is still getting fresh on the court after an injury yeah so initially David Griffin the PELICANS executive vice president of basketball operations who should have a shorter title. It's a mouthful say every time I don't know I mean if you're going to have a title let's go big with it like if I'm going to have a business card the whole front of it's going to be my title and the backs. Just going to say fits. There's not not my first name. Just I'm pretty sure that's what his business card says. I haven't seen one but I'm pretty sure that's it has to read like that initially As I was coming back from the injury. Grif said he wasn't there. Were probably going to take it easy on back to backs. Now the good thing that kind of worked into their favor there was January. Twenty second was when he made his debut since then the Tuesday Wednesday back to back that they just had was the first time they had a back to back so they got to let him get games under his belt. He mentioned to his own Tuesday. You know I have to do the recovery if I want to perform the way that I'm capable of performing as you try to push for or is this your mutual agreement Little bit of both but I need a push for myself because I gotTa do the recovery of I want to be able to perform. We do every night with that. Being said coming off the knee injury there were reports that he was learning how to walk differently. How to run differently? I mean when they're watching him and they're monitoring and what are they looking for his indicators of his health very funny to me because I think George Sodano said that I think on ESPN broadcast and it just kind of blew up. He's learning how to walk and anybody who's been through physical therapy at any point that I for any sort of knee. Injuries foot injury. Whatever it is can tell you. They will relearn how to walk in physical therapy. The learning how to walk and run differently was more about little things in his gate that they wanted to fix. The biggest thing that they really wanted to correct at that time was how he landed when you go back and watch how he landed at. Duke with these huge one handed slam traffic. He's landing on one foot one of the big things you see. Now when he goes up for a dunk whether it's an alley whether he's just throwing it down to hands. He tries to land on two feet as much as possible. Zeile yeah that the to hand flush and a great entry fee for Lonzo Ball over Kunst buck to finish that would KUPA gotta be thinking. What in the world so. It's little things that maybe you don't know at nineteen years old that the Pelicans are trying to instill in him so they can take a little bit of stress off of his knees. The biggest thing you just said is nineteen if you listen to Zion. He'll make sure he tells you. He's nineteen in just about every other interview. I feel like I mean but doesn't right like we are so busy trying to make him either the savior of a lead. That doesn't need to be saved or the reason that we're over. Hyping somebody to the point that people ridicule how much we talk about it but you look at it at some point. Say this is a nineteen year old kid. We're talking about that is absolutely crushing in a limited sample size. So let's turn the tone positive here for a second you're looking at a nineteen year old kid. What he's doing is unprecedented right. It's absolutely unprecedented. Feel like every other night we were finding ways to start a sentence with Zion Williamson. Doing something and we ended it with Michael Jordan or Shaquille O'Neill or Tim Duncan or wilt. Chamberlain the goes on and on and on. And you're like that doesn't make sense.
Harvard Professor's Arrest Raises Questions About Scientific Openness
"So it's May of Twenty fifteen. And a researcher named Chichaou. Shing is at his home near Philadelphia. She is a physicist at Temple University who studies SUPERCONDUCTIVITY SPECIAL MATERIALS. That can sometimes lead electricity flow through them with no resistance. There's a ton of applications for it and all of a sudden there's a knock door very very loud and urgency rental open the learns Esau arm agents outside and pointing their guns to my wife and daughters into an Tokyo in Hong Cups and I had absolutely no idea why okay. So why was he arrested? Like what was going on what the. Us government accused him of sharing a special piece of equipment with researchers in China. But here's the thing he did. Do it prosecutors. Were confused because well it turns out. Superconducting technology is just really complicated. But what about the idea that he was helping? The Chinese developed superconducting technology. Just in general. Well Dr she says sure. He works with scientists in China all the time and sometimes he spent summers over there doing research with them. But as you know Mattie one of the basic pillars of fundamental research is openness nothing. He shared was classified or restricted in any way. Qadam ICK espionage. It's a contradiction me. Everything we are doing is fundamental research. There's nothing to steal can. Just sit there and read your paper and sure enough about six months after this whole thing starts. The charges are dropped against doctor she. The government admits he's done absolutely nothing. Wrong I mean honestly it sounds like he just had collaborators which is like a major thing in science unless there was some weird money. Thing being exchanged or going on this is what scientists do. Yeah I mean. They're technologies that are restricted for example stuff to do with rockets that could be used in missile development say. The government has very strict rules about sharing that kind of information but generally scientists open collaborations. Happened all over the world. The thing is China is getting a lot more scrutiny. These days so fast forward to twenty eighteen attorney general. Jeff sessions is really concerned about the theft of scientific knowledge and intellectual property by the Chinese so the Justice Department launches what it calls its China initiative the goal is to crack down on the transfer of US knowledge to China and in the academic community the focus. False really quickly. I'm one program in particular. It's called the thousand Talents Plan. So our understanding is that originally. The purpose of the thousand talents program was to reverse the brain drain. That's Michael Lower. He's deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of health. And he's the main guy at NIH dealing with thousand talents. When he says brain-drain an example of that is like scientists. Go abroad to study and then end up staying in whatever country instead of coming back home. Exactly the Chinese government wanted to bring back outstanding scientists to China so as to develop their science and technology and the way the Chinese government does is by offering money so researchers set up labs in China and they spend at least part of their year over there Doing their work in exchange for grants and expenses paid and the program grew pretty quickly to include non-chinese scientists as well right and I think there are these kinds of programs in other countries to yeah. It's not uncommon. Canada had something called the one hundred fifty research chairs. I mean. That's kind of the less ambitious Canadian equivalent. Chevy Sega but with lower says is the thousand talents program has gone too far in the real problem from his perspective is that in a number of cases researchers are not telling their home universities or the. Us government for that matter about Chinese funding and not disclosing that Chinese funding. That's what's actually against the law. Exactly the types of behaviors that we are seeing are not subtle or minor violations What we're seeing is really quite egregious and that brings us back to Charles Lieber. The Harvard Chemist We were talking about earlier. Who is arrested back in January the complaint alleges Doctor Lieber signed a contract with the Chinese University in Wuhan and was paid to fifty thousand dollars per month plus up to one hundred and fifty eight thousand dollars in living expenses and awarded more than one point five million dollars to set up a research lab at the Chinese school and work there on researching nanotechnology that is a lot of money. Jeff that is like ten post docs full of money. At least I love that. Your brain calculates prices in post is seen but the bottom line is. It is a lot of money in the criminal complaint. Alleges not only did he get all this money. Lieber lied about being part of the program to Harvard to the NIH in the Department of Defense. Which together we're also giving him many millions of dollars in research money. I should say Lieber attorneys declined to comment about this case. They didn't WanNa speak to me but Mike clower from the NIH says there's a larger pattern here other scientists have done the same and it's a real problem. Collaboration does not involve offshore offshore bank accounts. collaboration does involve undisclosed cash payments. It does not involve undisclosed employment agreements or undisclosed contracts. It does not involve double dipping. Where a person is being paid salary to work in China and to work in the United States at the same time several scientists and other institutions have been fired over this he says the NIH is currently investigating around one hundred eighty other scientists. He thinks this is a systemic problem. So if these cases involve lying failing to disclose information which we do know is against the law. Why are scientists doing this? It's a really interesting question and I don't have a great answer as I said. Liebers attorneys have declined to speak to me In other cases other scientists who've been fired don't talk to the press generally now lower says. In some cases the thousand talents contracts scientists sign actually come with a nondisclosure agreements. So they're actually told by the Chinese not to say anything which is illegal but there's also more going on I mean it may be then some cases they fear if they disclose money from the Chinese. They are going to get more scrutiny on their work and then something else to consider is the possibility of just plain old greed the criminal complaint against Charles Lieber alleges and I should say alleged here that he was receiving cash payments from the Chinese. That some of this money was just coming straight up cash. Okay so the sounds problematic for sure but is it espionage. Maybe I have like an outdated old timey spy version of espionage but it doesn't necessarily feel like that to me no I mean. It isn't really espionage. I think it's really important to say that. Lieber isn't technically being accused of espionage. The government this is about the money and I think it's very telling the US government's going after the money rather than transfers of technology like you remember that superconducting case earlier. It's really hard to tell of. Someone's doing something illegal when they're collaborating scientifically and that's also got some people wondering whether these sorts of cases really deserve criminal treatment so frank who is somebody I spoke to. He's a professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law and he tracks these espionage cases and says arresting people for issues around what they disclosed for their grants. It just feels heavy handed to him zone. The past if there was a problem somebody would talk to you. Maybe you would face disciplined from your employer but you wouldn't face being fired and going to prison and having your name dragged through the mud as a spy in fact the same day. Lieber was arrested the Justice Department announced the arrest of two Chinese nationals. They say had lied on visa. Applications and illegally transferred biological samples. These aren't exactly the same kind of case. But you know it's the same general flavor. It sounds like a lot of people who have been accused are Chinese nationals or ethnically Chinese. Does we think that racism plays a role in this well would midst. There are some real espionage cases that involve Chinese people and they have been convicted. But they're sort of larger tone around all this. It sounds very familiar to him. No matter how assimilated. You are no matter how much you think yourself. I'm an American just like any other American winner of Chinese background. There's that risk always that people will look at you and suspect you're actually communist agent now. I should say. Us officials categorically denied. This has anything to do with race. I interviewed Andrew Leveling the federal prosecutor. Who ARRESTED LIEBER? And he said this if it was the French governments that was attempting to steal. Us technology in a massive decadelong campaign. We'd look for French people. But it's not it's the Chinese government and he actually points to the Lieber case as an example of how they're willing to prosecute anyone they think is broken the law by lying but even if the government doesn't think it's racial profiling it's definitely having an effect on the Chinese research. Community your remember. Chichaou shing the researcher who was falsely accused that we talked about well. I asked him. Does he still work with colleagues? In China. The short answer is yes but the more Ah Longer answer. Is that to my research. Now is much much smaller than used to be. And that's because he doesn't want to apply for federal grants anymore. He's afraid he'll do something wrong so every time I do all this conflict of interest floor alright to all these Grant applications and check boxes and also I I I I shake I I. I'm scared that if anything I didn't do exactly accurately I could be in
Harvard Professor Accused Of Hiding Ties To China To Be Released On $1M Bond
"A Harvard professor leaves federal court in Boston a judge giving him a week to come up with a million dollars cash bond Charles lever is accused of hiding his ties to China as we hear from WBZ TV is Tiffany Tran he was put on administrative leave after he was indicted for allegedly lying about his work with the Chinese government run program designed to steal US research the US attorney said Lieber was paid fifty thousand dollars a month many times in cash prosecutors stressed that China is the number one threat to research that issuing
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Feds charge Harvard scientist with hiding ties to China
"The federal courthouse in Boston this our Harvard professor Charles Lieber is once again before a judge Lieber was arrested in his office at Harvard Tuesday his charge was sharing his research with China and making millions off of it and then hiding it
Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China
"On so this Harvard scientist lied right he got caught he was getting paid by the Chinese communist government is doctor Charles Lieber sixty years old you can pay by the chai comes fifty thousand Bucks a month he was the chairman of the department of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard wow you ready for this Wuhan yes the center of the of the coronavirus Wuhan university of technology paid this guy fifty grand a month and about a hundred fifty a grand a year living expenses and a million and a half dollars to build a research lab in exchange for working on behalf of the university for not less than nine months a year starting in twenty eleven that's what it says he said he was contact contracted with China's thousand talents program fit the federal government says that seeks to reward individuals for stealing proprietary information any did the between twenty twelve and twenty seventeen and he lied about his ties to China to Harvard Harvard asked is I know ties to Diana no no no no no ties so he's getting paid a lot of money by China to basically give them all kinds of information in it and you name it information to then give it to