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Elijah McClain's parents sue Colorado police over his death

All Things Considered

01:25 min | 2 d ago

Elijah McClain's parents sue Colorado police over his death

"The family of Elijah MacLean has filed a federal civil rights suit against the city of Aurora, Colorado, You'll remember he was the unarmed 23 year old who died in police custody last summer. Colorado Public Radio's Alison Sherry reports on the latest developments in the case. The incident that led to Elijah McLane's death started with a call to 901 reporting a quote, sketchy looking individual. Police stopped McLane, who is African American. As he was walking home from a convenience store. McClain's family lawyer, Mari Newman, a rural police officers stopped, Elijah grabbed him tackled him to the ground and over the course of the next 18 minutes inflicted multiple types of excessive force against him. McCain wasn't suspected of any crime. In the altercation that followed. Officers put him into karate holds and kept him pinned to the ground. Paramedics who arrived on the scene, then injected him with ketamine, a sedative. His family's lawyers allege the dose was too much for his £143 body size. He went into cardiac arrest in the ambulance, and MacLean was taken off life support several days later. Maclaine's death got renewed attention this spring in the wake of the George Floyd death in Minnesota and became a rallying cry both in Colorado and elsewhere in the country for police

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Trump will not visit Capitol to pay respects to civil rights icon John Lewis

Mark Mason

03:28 min | 2 weeks ago

Trump will not visit Capitol to pay respects to civil rights icon John Lewis

"The world said goodbye to a civil rights icon in our nation's Capitol today and elsewhere, representative John Lewis honored in ceremonies at the Capitol. Talk about how that's impacting people where you are and what you saw, but it's hard to underestimate His impact on the civil rights leader. He was literally one of think a gang of six lieutenants under Martin Luther King back in the sixties, and at the time I think he may have been 25 26 years old Martin Luther King was only in his early thirties. When he gave his I have a dream speech, and we forget, you know, there's such towering figures were way think that they were much older than they were. And John Lewis died at 80 has had this incredibly long career. Hey, was beaten to within an inch of his life defending their right to vote and equal rights. For African Americans. This man is a hero. His bravery is is just breathtaking. One comment. I read from a colleague of his today and I was really taken with, she said. It was during the time of the hippies when John Lewis forever wore a three piece suit and carried a briefcase because he wanted to be taken seriously and thought to be ah, involved with important stuff. And you don't see that much anymore. And not only that, but hey also recalled that when he was arrested for civil disobedience, certainly not violence, but simply Protesting and using his first Amendment right to speak up. He always smile for the mug shot because he goes, I didn't do anything wrong. Why should I be doing anything about smiling here truly one of a kind of the benefit of all Americans then and now you go ahead and what's astonishing is that President Trump once again? Is not doing anything to pay his respects to this American icon. Hey, was asked, the president was asked if he was going to go up to the capital to pay respects to John Lewis, who was lying in state. They're one of I think only three African Americans to ever do that Rosa Parks. And Ah, uh, Thurgood Marshall. I think you were the other two. And he the president goes. No, I'm not going to no explanation. No comments about John Lewis. And, of course, he and John Lewis. We're not B f F S. John Lewis famously did not show up to the President's in all your old saying that he thought he was an illegitimate president. That he thought that he or at least the Russians did everything they could to get him elected and that it wasn't a legitimate presidency. He was going to attend the inaugural A good opportunity if nothing else, and this is a crass way to look at it to score some points. And we're all taught from a very early age. We show respect for those who have passed on it. It seems like an easy opportunity for the president take advantage of well. The president has not done that. For many leaders who died over the last couple years. John McCain, notably He did not was not invited to the funeral but didn't even bother to crash He was playing golf at his name escapes me now the congressman from Maryland who died another African American civil rights leader. Also had clashes with the president. He did not show up for that, then think I think the only major funeral that President Trump has shown up for was George H. W. Bush.

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Trump's tanking in the polls

Campaign HQ with David Plouffe

21:39 min | 3 weeks ago

Trump's tanking in the polls

"Anzalone, welcome to campaign HQ David Blah always good to hear your voice. Yeah, you and I met I back in Iowa back in the eighties, not to date ourselves, but the answer. Let me start with this. Let's talk about swing voters for minute. Obviously Joe Biden is doing. Incredibly well in public polls I'd assume he's also doing well in your own polling correct. Yeah I think that it's fair to say that. We're seeing a lot of what the public polls are showing that you know. This is in some ways I. Mean you've seen you've been through a lot of presidential campaigns, and as you said, we've been in this together for over thirty years, so we've seen a lot of historical data and quite frankly what we're seeing right in the public bowls and internal is. Is pretty historic right, so let's start with what we might consider. The Swing Voter Side of the ledger, and then we'll talk about some of the turn out registration targets, so you know you have been part of campaigns world. We Lost White Seniors by twenty points. We a static. You guys right now. white seniors or tied of which means with seniors overall your head. Talk about that like why is that? How much of that do you think it'd be maintained over the next fifteen weeks? I think that there's a couple of things you know. When we take a look at swing, voters There's actually like four really important groups that. You know everyone wants to compare how Biden's doing public Poland's with Hillary but what's really interesting about key group set of moved from sixteen. Is that Biden's not only doing much better and leading in most polling with Voters over sixty five, but he's leading with suburbanites. He's leading with independence, and he's leading with college voters, and so those are like four really important groups that not only did trump win, but is you know Romney won right and so listen? These presidential candidates. Have Different coalition I mean people like to talk about the Obama coalition in. It's important. But Biden's coalition, GonNa look different and clearly part of this started in two thousand, eighteen where we saw suburban women Super White Women College Educated Women but also college educated men really move. I mean take a look at Gretchen Whitmer who is a a a client of ours in places like Oakland County Right She also wanted to Comb County Reagan Democrats which is interesting, which also biting one in the primary, so we're seeing these swing. Voters these groups that Biden is bringing around that is different than the coalitions that we've seen. Seen in the past while at the same time narrowing margins within the Republican base with white voters and also rural voters, and keeping on par with our democratic base, right with young voters in women, and so You know when you, of course you know two thousand eight you. You saw this I. Mean when you are moving, and you have a moment, or if you sustain that moment, you tend to do well almost everywhere, meaning that even in the Republican base voters, rural voters and things like that, you tend to narrow the margins, and they're on margins. In tough places. Is just as important as doing well in some of these other swing areas. Now just specifically unseen Yars I. Listen, you know we see trump's jump rating just getting worse and worse on handling the coronavirus eppendorf pandemic clearly seniors Vulnerable the most at risk, and I think they're reacting directly to that risk in terms of feeling like he didn't get serious enough. He didn't listen to medical experts. He didn't have a plan and now with the kind of the surge feel like he's put his head in the sand and I think it's just cost him dearly with that largest age bracket the motor sixty five, and over the last Democratic presidential candidate to win sixty five and over. Is Al Gore so that Kinda gives you an idea. Of! How important this is! Yeah, reminded. Every election is its unique beast so on whether it's seniors suburban voters, you mentioned both college educated women and men Joe Biden right now, doing extremely well. Two questions for you John Do you think he's close to his ceiling there and the job really for your campaign is to maintain those numbers. Do you think there's room to grow? And secondly just how durable do think it is? Do you think that some of these voters are already locked in and is going to be really hard for trump to dislodge them? You get a feeling that where we are today. is very difficult for trump and listen first of all we should say we. We all have a collective PTSD right from two thousand sixteen, and so none of us are getting overseas, but at the same time you know you have to acknowledge the good polls because you know, there's a couple of things that are different from where Joe Biden is from past democratic nominees, including Barack Obama and and twelve. In that, he's also at fifty percent. Right at this point in time whatever what hundred four days and you know there's been no Democrat or Republican candidate you go all the way back to two thousand who's reached that threshold and so you know that's really import. The other part is is that Joe. Biden isn't scary to voters. I mean that's one reason he's leaving with independence. And if you take a look at I don't know the NBC Paul I think is is a good example or one of the most recent ones where I think it's the Fox foxhole. We're Biden is actually above water popularity. Naturally trump is underwater, but trump's very unfavorable is at forty seven percents, and binding I. Think is at thirty one. There's win been one thing that I think when they write about Joe Biden in the primary and the general election is the stability of his vote, right? It really hasn't moved that much. I mean trump's has moved down during the primary I mean. We're biden kind of started at the beginning. He ended at the end. It was very stable. Other people moved all around, but Joe Biden was incredibly stable and I think. Think that we're GONNA see that same dynamic here and we have really in the last several months. The Joe Biden's vote has been incredibly stable it's in a couple of points to the fifty percent mark. trump has moved down right and that is that is a good thing but the stability is important for Joe Biden. One is how voters view him and to how voters view trump. You know there was the I think it was the B. Poll that showed fifty percent of voter said there was no chance at all that they would vote for trump, and so your question is you know, will biden's numbers remain stable, and there just seems to be a universe of voter that is completely cut off from trump and it's because of how people you him prior. Let's think about this. Let's dissect prior to the pandemic. People you know we always heard the same thing. Whether it was you know for for Biden. Her for US Senate race for a congressional race. Is that people disliked? His behavior is tweeting his bowling. He was a jerk They basically just didn't like him as a human being, but hey, you know it's not like some of his agenda and his policies. They like how he took on. The median shook things up in Washington, DC. Now they're problem with him. Is Not only behavior how he reacted in a protest and things like that doubling down. Of Racism but their main problem is. Is that they feel that he failed the leadership test on the three crises, whether it was the health and crisis, whether it was the police brutality protests crisis, and now the economic crisis, which is hurting his economic numbers, and so they're now viewing him His biggest problem isn't just his behavior which they haven't forgotten. It's his lack of leadership or his mishandling of these crisis, so three and a half years in their judging him president. President. They're not judging him as a personality. That is his biggest problem right now, and you know I don't think that you know that's going to change. I think that we have a couple more crises potentially coming very soon, college kids and K. through twelve kids start going to school and mid August and you know it's GonNa be It's going to be really a a really tense time. I think it's GonNa. Be a problem for a lot of communities, a lot of states, a lot of holds and that is the problem. They're going to squarely put. On trump because he didn't take this series at the beginning, you didn't listen to medical experts. He didn't have a plan. And that's a problem I mean. We have more crises coming quite frankly. Yeah, now that's that's a great point and your point about his very under favorable I mean if he's sailing into voting time in late September and October with forty seven percent, unfavorable lombardo grounds He's really up against a wall there so John. I, think one of the mistakes. Sometimes you can make whether it's politics. Are Businesses your opponent? Your competition does something puts. Puts out, an ad or new strategy and you know you're like well. That's dumb and of course I've learned like you better. Take a minute and think through why they think it's smart right, but on this suburban thing what what strikes it's almost like trump got a briefing saying you're hemorrhaging the suburbs and he's like Ooh I. Know what I'll say. I'M GONNA say Joe Biden is going to destroy the so like. Do you see any evidence that that tactic which seems to be front and Center for trump, and his campaign now has any chance of succeeding. Listen I think that you know you and I have been through a lot of campaigns, and when you're in a campaign where you're behind, and you're behind eight or ten points, what do you do you just kinda start throwing things at the wall and he tends to throw things at the wall I. Mean You know in one week? He's hitting us on. China I mean all paid TV the next week. He's in his on. You Know Nafta now. Now, he didn't on defunding the police and so they try a lot of different things out right but the fact is is that trump was up on TV in the battleground states for a couple of months prior awesome. You sure what the number is, but I think it's close to fifty million dollars. We never saw the numbers. Move I. Mean you see that in the public calling right? I mean our numbers actually got better. His numbers got worse even though he was on TV by himself and very high levels as well as with his allies, and so you know now. We're on TV. So now we're in a position to you. Know have our own message. Ever Own Voice of voters see what Biden's about What's his agenda and his vision and again we don't see any deterioration a matter of fact, if the last ten days are any indication and again we don't you know. We don't get over our skis on this but the. The. Number of polls have showed this in double digits. is a good place to be. It doesn't mean that we're not gonNA work hard doesn't mean we don't take anything for granted. We know that we just gotTa fight for every vote and we know that it's going to get closer because that's what thing, but that's just. The natural physics of presidential races but I think that again it goes to the opponent meaning Joe Biden. clearly isn't Hillary Clinton. You were talking about very unfavorable in two thousand sixteen. Trump's very unfavorable was forty seven percent, and Hillary's was forty five percents, so there was a lesser of two evils dynamic. Going on, you always see this kind of analysis of what they call double haters, people who dislike both candidate. Well you can't call them double haters this time because they are. They hate trump, but they just kinda just like Joe. Biden are they dislike politics? Right is so his very unfavorable with that group is you know literally I? Think it's a quarter of trump's, and he wins that group by forty plus points depending on the pulled that you see, and that's actually really important again. They don't see Joe Biden scary. They see him as a compassionate relatable. Guy you know they keep the fact that he's lunch Pail Joe and he's a guy. WHO's GONNA look out. For Working Families and he is, you know someone that one. The trump and their allies throw punches. you know they? They're not sticking like their sticking and past presidential campaign. Right, so I WANNA. Talk about filling in the blanks on Joe. Biden, what you guys have started to do, but I want on I. WanNa talk about battlegrounds from and so you made an important point. which is you know when you've got momentum? Momentum in a campaign particularly national campaign. You see you see you see progress everywhere. It's just not in a particular state or region, so I a couple of questions one. Are you seeing with swing voters in particular? Are you seeing the same strength for Joe Biden in the south in the Midwest and the West and I guess secondly I would've thought. Let's say ninety days ago hundred twenty days ago, trump's floors, floor and battlegrounds. Forty six. It looks like it may be lower. So what do you think is I? Mean I agree with you that you know when you see a poll right now. That shows Biden fifty forty. You know the other ten percents gotta go somewhere. And you know probably more of that comes to trump it goes to you guys because you're bumping up against a pretty pretty good and healthy ceiling, but I'm curious kind of what where? Where you see both, is there uniformity in terms of the movement across the country and secondly kind of? Where do you see trump's floor now? Yeah, well, I do think that there's again. We you know you can talk about Joe Biden's feeling, but really when you look at it, historically all the way back to two thousand is just presidential candidates ceilings I mean there's not a lot of presidential candidates who've gotten over fifty percent. Who won right and so the fact that we're in this divided country and there are third party. Candidates who siphoned off universe. Hopefully it won't be as much as two thousand sixteen, and we don't think that it will be but the ceiling is is is almost as close to fifty or a little above for almost everyone right I mean that just kinda historically has how it's happened. Happened in the battleground states like you, you say whether it's Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Florida Arizona I, mean he's having trouble getting to the mid forties right I, mean he in places like Michigan and Pennsylvania in Wisconsin in the real clear politics or the fivethirtyeight average of polls, he stood at forty, one and forty two percent now Florida in Arizona and in North Carolina or Kinda GonNa Act like Florida. And North Carolina in Arizona, they're they're always going to be tighter. Right I mean like Scott Ours no always says Florida tight and that's true now we haven't. You in a lead that's above the margin of error. That hasn't happened very often. That, you and I have done enough Florida. politics polling to know that that is a state that tends to tighten up again. I think that we have. An advantage there because of how we're doing with seniors, and we're competing David I. Mean you know it's like this campaign is going to look a lot like you to you like two thousand eight because of where we're competing? The balanced expansion. In the media markets in Florida, well, where do you WanNa? See I mean I. Remember Two thousand like it was yesterday we were. We were up on TV at high levels. Competing with McCain wear Panama City Talahassee. Jacksonville Gainesville, we were fighting the fight in the panhandle. Right and you know. I mean protect protect I four and all that type of stuff. You GotTa do well Miami Dade Palm Beach etc, but when you see a campaign competing against the Republican in the Republican areas That's what you gotTA. Do to win a place like Florida, and a lot of campaigns often have to make the cost benefit analysis, or make the bad decisions, and this campaign, because it's been under great leadership and the reason, a lot of money gives you the ability to run the race. You need to run to win, right? So I want to just ask you quickly third party because you mentioned it and you live through this horror in two thousand sixteen, where trump could win states like Wisconsin with forty seven point two percent of the vote because the third party vote share was. Higher than historical averages right now in your research and it seems to be true in public research. You're seeing that those numbers may revert more to two percent or less that we've gotten used to write, and that's huge because your ceiling is higher than trump's. I would guess at this point right and so I think that I think that this is how I look at that and you know I mean when you pull when you add third party candidates two point, they always get more on the pole than they actually do on election day right I mean. That's just kind of the dynamic, and so you know you have to. You have to test things a bunch of different ways. But I think there's one thing that we all kind of instinctively know that in two thousand sixteen. There were how a lot of voters Bernie voters etc. WHO stayed at home? WHO VOTED FOR GARY? Johnston voted for Jill Stein and ninety nine percent of them who vote did one of those three things were ninety nine percent. Sure that Hillary Clinton was going to be president, and so they were doing a protests about. those voters now know what's at stake. And they're You know their their enthusiasm. If you will to get vote or get, trump out of office is incredibly high. It's an incredibly intense, and so I think that that dynamic and quite frankly Bernie Sanders and his campaign and the Joe Biden and his campaign have worked together on a plethora of issues. will make the dynamics here much different so we don't see that bleed, and and internally we see we see that you know. Joe Biden just has better with Bernie Voters Than Hillary Clinton did in two thousand sixteen well does tighten up. That's going to be such an important dynamic. So, You mentioned You know the Biden campaign. has a very expansive electoral map again. Something we might not have expected months ago. and you know those are pretty weighty decisions. You're involved in those decisions with General. Molly Dylan and Donald other leadership in the campaign, but John when you think about the places that look now plausible. Not Win them, but you know Georgia in other poll out in Texas today publicly had Biden Upright one Ohio Iowa those are likely not going to be in. My view is two hundred seventy electoral vote, but do you think there's a scenario where you could get surprise? Where maybe you don't win in north, Carolina and Georgia, or is there really a stack ranking on these states? Well as you know, there's always a stack ranking and you were at the you know. Know Genesis in two thousand twelve of analytics right, and so there's a there's a lot of simulations things that you know you and I didn't learn about growing up in this business and there's and there's tipping points, states and things like that. I think that at the end of the day again. The leadership of this campaign is incredibly focused and disciplined, and you can see where we're buying TV. It's public and it's always you know reported on. You know we're very focused on the six battleground states, and you know until you know, they move on to another state. We will be focused on those six states in a very disciplined way, because that is the ball game I think that what's difficult for trump is that he's not only communicating in those six days. He is playing defense right now in Ohio and Iowa, so he is spending a lot of money in Ohio in Iowa. Just protecting himself he's also up in Nevada right, which I don't understand, but you know, right. Right and so she's the one that is actually expanding a lot of money. and I can't say in an undisciplined way. He is in trouble, so he has to expand his hip protected. He has to expand but right now. the Joe Biden campaign is very disciplined and very focused and you know will there be expansion states. You know there's a big map on the wall just like there is you know in two thousand, eight and twelve and sixteen, but you gotta be careful, and you have to be very analytical about doing that.

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Gun Violence Spikes in NYC, Intensifying Debate Over Policing

The Joe Pags Show

03:56 min | Last month

Gun Violence Spikes in NYC, Intensifying Debate Over Policing

"A New York. City has experienced a surge in violent crime in recent weeks, including a two hundred percent increase in shootings between June, fifteenth and July second of this year, a compared the same time in two thousand and nineteen over the July fourth holiday weekend, sixty four people were shot. Eleven died when we're gunshot wounds and the last four weeks New York. City has seen an increase in shootings. Compared to last year, there was one especially. especially heartbreaking shooting on video of a father gunned down in broad daylight while walking hand in hand the six year old daughter, the Bronx, but it isn't just gun violence troubling the big apple in the past two weeks, there was a grisly knife attack in the subway and a stabbing in Brooklyn, following the George Floyd protest against police brutality. You were police department disbanded. It's plain clothes unit, which has been involved in a disproportionate number of fatal officer involved shootings last week at NYPD captured a video, mocking the new overly cautious policing tactics being implemented in New York City a following the nationwide protests against police brutality in. In early June New York City Mayor Bill Blogs, you announced. He's moving resources from the NYPD to youth and social services as part of our city's budget. Mayor de Blasio proposes cutting nearly one billion dollars, and then PD are presentative. Alexandria Cossio Cortez scoffed at the proposal calling it a disingenuous illusion thing. defunding police means defunding police on Thursday during virtual townhall because you cortes talked about the uptick crime in new. York City, pointing out constant new NYPD hasn't happened yet, and there's still an increase in crime, a proposed theories for the crimewave and asked do we think has to do with the fact that there's record unemployment. Unemployment, in the United States right now as she continue the fact that people are at a level of economic desperation, we have not seen since the great recession and the Democratic Socialists hypothesize the increase in York City. Violence could stem from Renton demands and people shoplifting bread. Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren't paying their rent and are scared to pay the rent. She said, and so they go out, and they need to feed their child, and they don't have money, so you maybe have to. They're putting the position. They feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that nights. Okay so let's break this down Carrie. Did she offer any information? Suggesting the shoplifting of bread is on the rise. No no, she did not. Offer any information or proof that people are being evicted McCain pay their rent now. Okay so I've got Dr Carson on today. He the Hudsucker secretary as you know, and he's the one who talks about foreclosures and Ranson evictions and stuff like that, and of course as you know because you're a smart news person of fifty, some odd years old. You know that there had been abatements for people paying rent or getting addicted or getting foreclosed on right. They literally can't be evicted, or it'd be foreclosed on under the rules. Put Out by Hud Housing Urban Development. Run by Secretary Ben. Carson, so we don't have any proof because it isn't happening. People are being shot and killed in the streets of New York. It's. It's not over buying bread or not for stealing bread, but there's no proof of anybody shoplifting more bread in new. York, so that's unverified and probably untrue, and there's certainly no proof of people being evicted or being foreclosed on because there are rules in place protecting people right now, but I guess the broader question along with why the beep is this person in Congress? Has To be wife. She saying it. Because it's also ally that there has been no defunding or disbanding a police in new. York 'cause you just said if the the crime unit has been disbanded. The Crime Unit that actually was on top of the most violent crimes, and stopping is no longer there, therefore the violent criminals who are not stealing bread. Are Out there, killing each other and killing innocent people, so your thoughts on this. Would you hear this this dolt this? Dope. AFC saying such stupid things what goes through your mind

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Mitt Romney Calls Roger Stone's Commutation 'Historic, Unprecedented Corruption'

Steve Thomson

00:32 sec | Last month

Mitt Romney Calls Roger Stone's Commutation 'Historic, Unprecedented Corruption'

"Full out the day after President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime associate, Roger Stone. Utah Senator McCain, Mitt Romney blasted the move, calling it historic corruption. Constitutional Attorney Floyd Abrams calls it a misuse of presidential power Guy was convicted. Witness tampering of lying to Congress of obstructing an investigation into Russia's effort Influence our election campaign. The evidence was overwhelming as to who killed the White House has defended the move.

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Haka and cultural appropriation

Native America Calling

07:00 min | Last month

Haka and cultural appropriation

"The Haka is a part of Mari Culture. It's a type of movement that involves the whole body invoice New Zealand's rugby team. The all blacks performed a version of it at competitions around the globe here they are performing it in Japan during a match last year's Rugby World Cup. Many team members are Maury. What you'll hear is they're stomping their hands beating on their chests entice. On how. It's impressive to watch a Haka. Traditionally, it's not for entertainment. It's ceremonial has deep roots in multiculture. Of course, some people don't understand that and mimic anyway. A handful of Brazilian companies use the Haka in their corporate retreats. The Non Murray owner of Hakka training said he learned hawk. By watching videos of the all blacks rugby team. Another company huck Brazil performed the Haka at a Ted talks event such displays. Displays are drawing criticism from Murray people, and they're calling it cultural appropriation. We'll get more and what Hawk is and represents today. We are going to start off in new. Zealand joining us today by skype from Christ Church in South Island is cut Edina. Tell you to, and he is a cultural adviser, and he is Maori. Welcome to native America calling cut of please feel free to further. Introduce Yourself. He, he he he. He made keenum on Athena. Royal Amiga Kotel Kartal Teen Aquileia Lhasa. Choir here Julio or Tiki nor Knighthood Huda. Moon. Killer. Angry to have you here and so we say Haka in before we go any further. How do you like to describe it? A DESCRIBE IT AS A. Traditional ceremony that was formed traditionally by. Warriors before going to war. A Sierra Monitor trump. Please the. He of. War TOMATO INA. was also a former cy cop. The warriors before battle. at performed in. The different areas such as funerals as a way to express emotions. And it was also used as a way to. Win Strangers, come visit. It was a white make sure they were friendly. visit hasn't not enemies. That in probably pre colonization, the has changed a little bit and Would we do use it for? Entertainment purposes now. But the also that buried deep spiritual connection in traditional values associated with the Hutto. In when you're teaching, young people or young people are taught about this in a traditional sense What are they told what is happening because you're using your breath, you're using your body. You're using your your own personal sound What is taught to young people about why you do this in what it is, you're actually giving. So I think this probably two different forms of teaching now this the form of Hakka where you taught to try and intimidate the the opposition and Chevy Hafeez. Scary became. The. The the the other way where some people are taught. For entertainment purposes for competitions against other. Maori people. but as ways. To Euro has taught. That is very serious It's a very serious epsom is. you must take everything seriously you have to. Respect the the different deities that are involved. You You can't make fun of the hacker. You've got to respect your sisters who? Pass on the knowledge of the hookup. And at different tribes have different roles. whereas brought up, you can only do the hacker. With be a fate. And you hit Utah To. Slap you chased You're McCain. Make as much noise as you possibly came. In, so what does it translate to hookup? So these. Years. Does the Hukou as? Some people call it a pretty bored aunts were. A Warrior's dance, but then it depends on. The HAKKA! This is quite a few different Hukou. Hukou has its own unique. meaning. The I think the mice. Common Hacker around the world seems to be the one the all blacks. The. New Zealand rugby team. Comedy. So they'd say. was dedicated to. A woman, who headed, Chafe and a in the ground and a criminal put. And it expresses have the chief. was fearing death. And how? He didn't he had the sense of being of life again and in hell wants the live. The criminal was removed. He saw the the lady setting on top any saw the light. So this multiple different meanings different hugger. In so when you see it being performed by non-indigenous people, what are you witnessing? More often than not I see. non-indigenous people who think that it's funny. They they mock at culture by doing it. why see? Recently an in London. a lot of Kiwis are over there doing the Haka when the drunk which is quite offensive. It's. I'd say total lack of understanding. Tuttle of respect to air eight sisters in God's into a customs.

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Could Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms be Joe Biden's pick for vice president?

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00:59 min | Last month

Could Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms be Joe Biden's pick for vice president?

"There a sort of like a Midwest I candidate or someone you think could be a great vice president that people are talking about or one of the sort of Leicester name recognition folks I mean I guess a little bit more into the account of the last around I do think it's really odd to me that she is that talked about more because one of the people that like to come down but kisha that's not unusual lance bottoms from Atlanta and but I don't think she's a serious contender because of inaction she's the mayor right so yeah so I I don't I don't know if anyone has it been mentioned that Biden would would consider that's a interesting question but I I think you know it would be really interesting things he ends up kind of doing the McCain moves and coming up with someone who no one saw coming out man who people haven't really been talking about I I I yeah

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Elijah McClain's mother says officers "murdered" my son

Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross

03:35 min | Last month

Elijah McClain's mother says officers "murdered" my son

"Longer protesters and demonstrators and activists continue fighting for black lives. The more stories of police killings of black people seem to be coming to light and pressure is now mounting for a new investigation. Into the death of Elijah McCain. It happened after an encounter with three officers last August in Aurora, Colorado. Go to the family. The 23 year old was out buying ice tea when somebody called 911 claiming that MacLean was wearing a ski mask and quote acting weird. His family says, Yeah, he was wearing a mask, but it was to deal with social anxiety. Within 15 minutes, He was put in a chokehold and then injected with a powerful sedative. CBS's David Begnaud has the story. Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop. I have the right stuff because you're being suspicious. Rely on I'm going whole relax, or I'm going to have to change this situation. The district attorney investigating the case says that Elijah McClane dismissed the officers requests for him to stop. The 23 year olds family says he was just walking home. He was listening to music. When Aurora, Colorado police approached him last August, the D A. Says McLane was carrying a plastic bag when police tried to pat him down and he refused. He's then heard pleading with the police as they tackle him and use a choke hold on him. Paramedics later arrived at the scene. A medic gave McClane ketamine to sedate him. McLane was taken to the hospital. Three days later, he was pronounced brain dead. 10 months after McLane's death, more than two million people have signed a petition calling on Colorado officials to fire the three officers involved. So far, the Aurora Police Department has declined. CBS News is request for comment. Dave Young is the one who decided not to charge the officers were the actions of the officers justified legally. Yes, Mr Young. Do you believe there was a moment in this where the officers could have de escalated a situation? Absolutely. 100%. They could've done a 1,000,000 things different didn't need to die on and the fact that he died does not warrant the basis for criminal charges in the body camera video cops or heard saying that MacLean tried to take one of their guns. He went for his gun. Mari Newman represents McClain's family. Don't you think if you really had grab someone's gun, we would see fingerprints ended the lifted from the gun. Did you find any evidence that corroborates the officer who said he reached for the gun? I had no evidence to cut. Predict that Shin in McLean is Elijah's mother. They? They're bullies with badges. He wanted to help people. He was a massage therapist. He not only heal others that he killed himself. He was able to accept love give love various forms. According to the district attorney's report, the medical examiner was unable to determine a cause of death. It is important to note that walking around with a ski mask is not illegal, and when you go back to the 9 11 call, the caller didn't say that Elijah did anything illegal. He said. Hey, there's a guy wearing a mask. He kind of is waving his hand. Seems a little strange. You might want to check it out. He says He might be a good guy might be a bad guy. When the police responded instead of observing. Instead of watching hanging back for a bit, the police moved in immediately to stop him. And everything went self from there.

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Trump campaign blames protesters and media for disappointing turnout

Ken Broo

01:14 min | Last month

Trump campaign blames protesters and media for disappointing turnout

"Breaking now president trump held his first campaign rally in three months in Tulsa yesterday to a smaller crowd of supporters and expected most breaking the CDC guidelines packed together without masks in the city with the recent spike of the deadly disease caused a lot of worry A. B. C.'s tie at hen Hernandez reports the president also took aim at the presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden and the supreme court's decision overturning trump's actions on daca something president still considered a victory basically said you want what you have to come back and re do it it's almost like she come on back your paper work was no good but we're gonna be refiling Saturday's rally wasn't as heavily attended as the trump campaign had promised for the past few weeks the trump campaign blamed lower turnout on radical protesters and the media okay then did get hit with a cease and desist order for using the song I won't back down by Tom Petty at the rally the family said in a statement last night saying that petty who died two and a half years ago I would never want a song of his use for campaign of hate before he died petty said cease and desist orders to president George bush and senator John McCain to stop that song from being used

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Leon Bass: Racism growing up in 1930s Philadelphia and in the Army during WWII

Making Gay History

06:32 min | 2 months ago

Leon Bass: Racism growing up in 1930s Philadelphia and in the Army during WWII

"Recalls the racial discrimination. He experienced as a child in Philadelphia. I went to the school. WHERE THEY! Always taught us. To Care and love each other, but also have love of country. We pledge allegiance to the flag every day, just like every other young person in the city of Philadelphia do. And we said with liberty and justice for all. Just like everyone else only to go out and find as we matured. That was not so as I found out when I went to the theater. When I bought my ticket I was directed to the balcony. It was mandated that I go there. Because I wasn't good enough to go down on the main floor. It's beginning to get a little in the site to the society and how the Society viewed me. A person of color. And we. Always went to the park. And I recall how I look through that wire fence at this large swimming pool. Which I knew, I could never use I would never be admitted. because. The society was saying loud and clear to me. That I wasn't good enough. Those are the kind of things to. Make. You feel bad. I finished school in Nineteen forty, three. I went out and I I volunteered. And when I went down to the induction center. Institutional racism smacked me right in the face. because. Sergeant was there and. He told me go one. When I went through the door, and he told my wife go another way, and so I went into an all black unit safer, the officers they will white. When you enlisted, you realize the military was segregated. You. Don't even think about those things until it hits you in the face. And of course, the thing that made it more real more painful was the fact that they send US south. They send us right into the heart of the place where people would. would. Be a confrontation. We went to camp. Wheeler Georgia for Infantry Basic Training And we spent quite a time in Mississippi right in camp McCain. We spent almost a year there. and. We went on maneuvers into Texas Louisiana. And we came back to little. Rock Arkansas. Now all these places I was given the message. of WHO and what I was as far as the society was concerned. And it was really frustrating to think that you have made a commitment to your country and yet your country is saying to you. All Right? You're okay, but only so far. I went into Macon Georgia. Attempted to get a drink of water while I was in their simple thing like a drink of water. Because, you walk around the town Ucla Fountain drink i. went to drink at. Someone grabbed me and say boy. You don't drink here. Pointed to the sign, which said White. And directed me to. Another sign was said colored. Where was another fountain and you of course in uniform at the time happened? Soldier like all the other lack soldiers we will all experiencing. This was ear perception, though that the black troops generally though. fully understood the fact that. While the rhetoric of the war against Nazi racism, and so forth will was fine. In practice, the country was doing something entirely different. It was as though you were just a fringed. Country had was to personalities Channel One way. We may make wonderful announcements. You know we we've talked about engineer. Christian ethics and We're going to make the world a better place for democracy and all that other jazz, but then when you cut down to a real thing and you start seeing the way they operate. Things we're not. And so I? Began to be an angry, frustrated, young black soldier. After my experiences. I really did not want to be. On A. Specially after. Having to stand on a bus. When there were no seats at the back, having to stand up for hundred miles and looking at empty seats. Didn't endear me. To to my country. Couldn't eat in a restaurant. Had to go around the back. Knock on the door to get food. And I'm in a uniform I. And I. Prisoners of war from Germany. Being allowed to go in a restaurant and sit down to eat, and I was not entitled to for the same opportunity. Are, unit less by way of Boston across the Atlantic to England. Across the channel to the Hawk France. And, then we moved up through France. And stopped outside of a small town alongside the road and weeded for the orders to come down. And it was into this. Environment that we began to understand what war is all about? The weather was terrible. been raining, sleeting and cold foggy. and. We had no idea what was going on at that time because no one had told us that. In one thousand, nine, hundred, forty, four around this Christmas season that the German in a desperate move, try to win. The war had. Sort of counter-attacked and found a soft spot in the lines and then pushed us back. And created a bulge, the battle of the ball, and so that's it we in the battle of the bulge and didn't know it at the time. And here we are moving up. In darkness. became my first experience with. With death! And dying. See Up to this time I had never seen. Anybody even shot wounded. But here I saw the bodies on the registration trucks. I saw the bodies of people that I knew. and. I remember another time I saw someone I didn't know. He happened to be white his. About my age, and he was on the ground in his eyes, were wide, open blue. You had blond hair, and his hands were frozen above and his body, because the weather was so cold, he had been alongside the room for a while, and I looked down into those eyes, and I realized that I could end up just like that. And that's been I begin to question my wisdom. For having. Joined the army. and. I wanted to know, why was there? What the heck am I doing here? When I can't get a drink of water. When I can't ride on a bus can't eat in a restaurant and here I am putting my life on the line fighting for rights and privileges that denied.

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Voices from the Holocaust with Leon Bass

Making Gay History

05:43 min | 2 months ago

Voices from the Holocaust with Leon Bass

"Leon Bass was born in Philadelphia on January twenty. Third Nineteen, twenty, five, the fourth of six children. His parents were born in South Carolina in the eighteen nineties at the beginning of the Jim Crow era. Just after the first World War they joined the Great African American Migration North they settled in Philadelphia with the hope of making a better life for themselves and their children. As a young man during World War Two Leon volunteered to serve in the United States army. In, April, nineteen, forty, five, he, and four others from his unit arrived at the Humboldt, concentration camp in Weimar Germany just one day after it was liberated. Forty three years later on March Sixteenth Nineteen eighty-eight Leon is sitting in a studio in union new. Jersey. He's dressed in a plaid, Brown and based Sport Code. White Shirt and striped tie. He wears aviator, glasses and sports trim black moustache. Leon's interviewers are Bernard Weinstein and mark lender. Leeann recalls the racial discrimination. He experienced as a child in Philadelphia. I went to the school. WHERE THEY! Always taught us. To Care and love each other, but also have love of country. We pledge allegiance to the flag every day, just like every other young person in the city of Philadelphia do. And we said with liberty and justice for all. Just like everyone else only to go out and find as we matured. That was not so as I found out when I went to the theater. When I bought my ticket I was directed to the balcony. It was mandated that I go there. Because I wasn't good enough to go down on the main floor. It's beginning to get a little in the site to the society and how the Society viewed me. A person of color. And we. Always went to the park. And I recall how I look through that wire fence at this large swimming pool. Which I knew, I could never use I would never be admitted. because. The society was saying loud and clear to me. That I wasn't good enough. Those are the kind of things to. Make. You feel bad. I finished school in Nineteen forty, three. I went out and I I volunteered. And when I went down to the induction center. Institutional racism smacked me right in the face. because. Sergeant was there and. He told me go one. When I went through the door, and he told my wife go another way, and so I went into an all black unit safer, the officers they will white. When you enlisted, you realize the military was segregated. You. Don't even think about those things until it hits you in the face. And of course, the thing that made it more real more painful was the fact that they send US south. They send us right into the heart of the place where people would. would. Be a confrontation. We went to camp. Wheeler Georgia for Infantry Basic Training And we spent quite a time in Mississippi right in camp McCain. We spent almost a year there. and. We went on maneuvers into Texas Louisiana. And we came back to little. Rock Arkansas. Now all these places I was given the message. of WHO and what I was as far as the society was concerned. And it was really frustrating to think that you have made a commitment to your country and yet your country is saying to you. All Right? You're okay, but only so far. I went into Macon Georgia. Attempted to get a drink of water while I was in their simple thing like a drink of water. Because, you walk around the town Ucla Fountain drink i. went to drink at. Someone grabbed me and say boy. You don't drink here. Pointed to the sign, which said White. And directed me to. Another sign was said colored. Where was another fountain and you of course in uniform at the time happened? Soldier like all the other lack soldiers we will all experiencing. This was ear perception, though that the black troops generally though. fully understood the fact that. While the rhetoric of the war against Nazi racism, and so forth will was fine. In practice, the country was doing something entirely different. It was as though you were just a fringed. Country had was to personalities Channel One way. We may make wonderful announcements. You know we we've talked about engineer. Christian ethics and We're going to make the world a better place for democracy and all that other jazz, but then when you cut down to a real thing and you start seeing the way they operate. Things we're not. And so I? Began to be an angry, frustrated, young black soldier. After my experiences. I really did not want to be. On A. Specially after. Having to stand on a bus. When there were no seats at the back, having to stand up for hundred miles and looking at empty seats. Didn't endear me. To to my country. Couldn't eat in a restaurant. Had to go around the back. Knock on the door to get food. And I'm in a uniform I. And I. Prisoners of war from Germany. Being allowed to go in a restaurant and sit down to eat, and I was not entitled to for the same opportunity.

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James Mattis: Trump's former defence secretary denounces president

Stephanie Miller

00:40 sec | 2 months ago

James Mattis: Trump's former defence secretary denounces president

"Former defense secretary James Mattis is launching a blistering attack against president trump on multiple fronts John McCain explains it was an extraordinary broadside of his former boss in a statement published in the Atlantic Mattis the former marine who resigned as defense secretary in twenty eighteen broke his silence denouncing president trump for dividing the nation Mattis wrote Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime does not try to unite the American people he doesn't even pretend to try in regards to the now infamous photo taken holding the Bible Mattis wrote never did I dream the troops taking the same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the constitutional rights of their fellow

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Joe Biden says voters 'ain't black' if they support Trump, then apologizes

This Week with George Stephanopoulos

05:35 min | 2 months ago

Joe Biden says voters 'ain't black' if they support Trump, then apologizes

"You have a problem figuring out whether you're trump and you ain't black it don't have nothing to do with trump. It have to do the fact. I want something for my community. I would love to record van. You're saying he still hasn't shown you why you would vote for him. Specifically a black woman. Running me is necessary especially after the day when we see a black person voting for trump. And you know trump is the modern allowed people in this country. That does make you question how much that person cares about his people. So I understand the statement shop from a from a whole white male. Joe By some fallout from that tense interview between Joe Biden and radio host. Charlemagne the God it comes as Biden has acknowledged the next stage of the vice presidential. Vetting is about to begin. And so we thought we'd call on two of our own colleagues who have quite a bit of experience with that process as we debut a new segment on our program the powerhouse players with ABC News Contributors Republican Chris Christie and Democrat Rahm Emanuel they will offer insight and analysis like nobody else as the two thousand election ramps up and rum. Let's get right to it. You heard it right there. Joe Biden putting his foot in his mouth. He apologized for being so cavalier. But where does this go from here? Well first of all I think what it does is obviously influences. The vice presidential selection. Everybody that tells you. A dozen isn't being honest. It has an impact on a weight on the scale etc and I think the Biden campaign credit for mealy jumping on it and try to Deflated everybody is united in the party with a single goal of beating. President trump. I would step back though and say violated a simple number one rule. You have to project that you're gonNA earn every vote fight for every vote just like you're gonNA fight for this country and what this said underneath was. I'm going to get your vote no matter what I do. Because the other guy's worse than me. And that violates politics one on one but Chris. The trump campaign was immediately out with ads. Criticizing Biden does that continue sure. Of course it doesn't and here's the problem Ramadan. I've talked about this before. The Biden campaign should do everything they can to keep Joe Biden in the basement and stop talking because as soon as he starts talking he starts to create problems. He's in the phase of the campaign right now where it's really a referendum on the president unless he turns it into a binary choice and by doing things like he just did. He's turning it into a binary choice and rob complements the Biden Campaign for defusing it. They've had plenty of practice in trying to defuse these things and they're gonNA play anymore. I suspect in terms of the impact on the vice presidential pick. Though I hope it doesn't impact it because if it does he could take himself down the McCain Sarah Palin route which is not the place he wants to go in my view. This is a first. Do No harm pick for Vice President Biden and run by was already under some pressure to choose a black woman as a running mate. He says multiple or under consideration. Does this increase the pressure? In the likelihood he will choose a black woman. It adds weight obviously To that effort and I think you know I believe in I think you have to look at the history of Vice President. Used to pick a vice president. One do no harm to balance your weaknesses whether it's geographic or ideological when President Clinton picked Al Gore. Jason Southern Moderate Tennessee Arkansas. He Changed The paradigm from balance to partnership. And I think you look at it. It's not like George Bush had worry about Wyoming or president or Senator Barack Obama had to worry about Della Gore's electoral votes. They answered a political part of the equation. But they also added a partnership Element I think in the end of the day the most important vetting after you get to the final three will be president. Senator Vice President Joe Biden. See this person. His partner in making these critical decisions and that to me will be the element that amounts. Because when you look at Sarah Palin she did not fulfil John McCain's message themes and who he was as a character and it became apparent to the voters. This was an impulse. Joyce real choice of a partnership and Chris Biden has committed to selecting a woman. Does that box some in? Was that a good idea. Well listen it's his call right and what it does is it eliminates about fifty percent of the population. But that's his call. I think that you know here. It's even more Stark Martha and Robin mentioned. One thing that I think is very important. Joe Biden if elected will be seventy eight years old with a history of some health issues going into this. The American people are going to be looking a little bit different than a partnership. They're going to be looking at this person to say. Can I see this person as president even more starkly than they do with a normal vice presidential pick? I don't think anybody was worried about Barack Obama prematurely dying office. I don't think anybody who's worried about George W Bush in that regard and so looking at this choice. He needs to look at it that way as well given Senator Biden's vice president binds agent so of his history. I've gone through this process twice myself and being vetted and the partnership matters significantly there's no doubt but also that person has to be able to see you but more importantly the American people in this instance has to see that choice as someone they could see as president of the United States that in the next four years.

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Think no one can defeat Lindsey Graham?  'Watch me!' his Democratic opponent says.

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

08:41 min | 3 months ago

Think no one can defeat Lindsey Graham? 'Watch me!' his Democratic opponent says.

"I'm Jonathan Kaye. Part and this is Cape Up. When I was in South Carolina in February for the Democratic primary I sat down with Jamie Harrison. He's the former chairman of the State's Democratic Party. The first African American to hold the post and now he's vying to become the Palmetto sleet second black sitting. Us senator by running against incumbent. Republican Senator Lindsey. Graham Harrison has an incredible bio one. That took him from being so poor. He ate cereal with water to being a graduate of Yale and Georgetown Law school his race to defeat. Graham has gone from improbable to possible since we talked. Harrison's first quarter fundraising broke state records and he's within striking distance of overtaking. The man folks once revered. Here's what he said happened at Focus Group in Charleston and one woman. Said said to the moderator. She said it and I'm bothered. By the fact that Lindsey Graham did not stand up for his friend John McCain and she said if he won't stand up for his best friend. What would do for me here? Harrison explain how that sentiment could be his route to victory over Lindsey Graham right now Jamie Harrison. Thank you very much for being on the PODCAST. Thank you Jonathan. I appreciate it so I to get into to who you are and when you look at your biography it's gripping in its gripping in its deprivation and in its success and start with the dipper the tough early years and there one line in your bio that just grabbed me and I read it several times a simple line and it was Were you said you remember eating cereal with water? Because you couldn't afford milk. Listen when I tell folks that we it was difficult and hard it was The that particular situation there are a number of occasions. Where you we go to fridge. Go get some milk. I love fruity pebbles. I also and and and my grandma would You know sometimes. She wouldn't be at home because she's working and it wouldn't be milk and so you have to put water in it I there were times Jonathan when you know my grandfather who were construction would get up in the morning needed to go to work. And the Goethe's car truck in the gas on empty in In so you know. I'm helping him trying to looking through couch cushions Looking for quarter nickel dime so he just get enough. You know at that time Gal. Gas was less than a dollar Just enough to Get to work and back and and because he needed to go to work we we had to have him go to work. It wasn't like he was going. He was on salary. Who's GONNA I mean We were we were Every Nickel County In our household himself you lived with your grandparents. Because your your mom had you when she was sixteen yes she. She had me when she was sixteen years old. And we. My mom and I both live with my grandparents for awhile and then my mom decided She got a job and got a house and moved out until then I stayed with her for a while and then she got laid off at her job and couldn't find anything here in South Carolina so she decided to go to Atlanta and When she decided to go to Atlanta the the agreement was that she would go find a job. Kind of get situated. I would see here with my grandparents until that happened but You know time pass. My mom did eventually situated. But I didn't WanNa leave my grandparents and it's because my grandparents and I had sort of a symbiotic relationship It got to the point where I feel obligated like I took care of them and they took care of me They didn't have a whole lot of education. My grandmother had an eighth grade education because she dropped out of school to pick cotton and then worked in textile insurance she did. Domestic were and my grandfather had a fourth grade education. He Stop School. He worked at a dairy and then he did construction. Most of his life up until he got diabetes but because they didn't have a lot of education and you know I was a kid. Who's the I did well in school even early on I was reading above my reading. Level you know early on and so Bills would come into the house and it was my job to read them to tell my grandparents what it was now the context for what? I was reading. It had no idea what clue was but That's what I read. And so but at the same time they took care of me they made sure I had my clothes my food and and took me to all the little things that I wanted to do. And so we had a very very close bond and in some ways my grandparents And I were is sort of a second set of parents in essence and But due to remarkable people one really horrible thing that happened was that their house was sold out from under actually taken away from them. Talk about what happened in that. So you know when I was this is when I was in Middle School Mike Grimm so the House that I was born in my grandparents decided to sell. 'em Uh my grandma was just had her heart set on a mobile home in this. When you know mobile homes are eight. They were coming out in their fancy and they had like the Jacuzzi Tub and all this other stuff even though we now know it as an investment is not something that you really want to invest. Because it didn't build any equity in thing so but nonetheless they went and they decide to get a mobile home so they took the money that a guy from the house they went to this mobile home manufacturing place and they bought one But they had to meet mortgage payments. Just like you know you would do on a house and so my The Guy who was there at the at the place he basically told my grandparents. Okay every month you bring your your payment to me and I will send it in to the And so they decide to do that. And so what you say is bring your money order because my grandfather always would go to post office and You get his paycheck. Get a cash. Go to the post office. Get a money order. My grandma would take the money order to the The Guy and he said well I'll feel it out for you so I can put all the information on it right and they did it for months and then they started getting letters that said you know Harrison. We haven't receive your payments allied and he took the my grandma and I would take a ladder to the guy and said I'll call them right now and find out what's going on. There's something wrong with their computer systems. Or whatever when on for a few more months then finally. It was a knock on the door. It was a sheriff in an. He's said Mr Miss Hairs. I'm to tell you but The bank is foreclosed on your home. And you're going to have you have until this time to move out. And they were devastated. Grandfather never really cried much had never saw. He's one of those you lose. All southern men just tough Grizzle Digest. It never cried and but that was one of the first times I saw my grandfather cry Because he would. He always believed in being diligent with his bills because his his father always told me to do that. We will. You always pay your bills and So we were. We were stuck on sleeping on couches and spare beds of friends and You know aunts cousins for a few months until my My grandma and you know as luck would have it. My grandfather also lost his job that the guy who ran the construction company rain for got ill and so they had to lay off all the folks on the companies and my grandfather also lost his job right around the same time and so finally we found this little place. Six forty four Green Street in Orangeburg. it was an a not a duplex triplex. Or something like that. And we had this one. Little two bedroom on the in and In my launch video. There's a picture of me walking in front of it. I mean it was didn't having the air conditioning Those little small cramp thing and But that's where we live for an all number of

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Deadly Discussions

Deadly Discussions

07:36 min | 3 months ago

Deadly Discussions

"John Weapon Daily discussions before I get started like to acknowledge the truce land on his on. Whose land where recode. Which is the bone people because my name is not on or injury like it usually recorded the year. It's unbundling. So he in Victoria and by Tribes Apart of the cooling nations. So John Welcome to daily discussions the live version of it. Hey going today. Yeah great thanks. Yeah thanks thanks. Have a pleasure to be Walsum. Awesome and before we started doing a share away from and What you position at the moment yes. Sure so I'm almost from bitter a country which is sort of at central west Queensland Basically at in there in the middle in Iway significant sought for people so add sort of special spring show. Why at that? Why yet really? I still don't know where that is a bit here. It's about eight hours north west of Brisbane. Yeah Wow so wrought out and you said the cultural significance. How high are we talking? These ranges in a huge this this tearing Ryan said there that sort of some a couple of hundred meters above sea level in yes. I ended up work at their that. Dates back to more than ten days and Yeah this is a lot of historic History of the divers for us yet I still like finding I know some Victorian so digressing before we get into it but so interesting Some ABS Dan. Hey Lodge mountains. I won't even say which ones but there's a lot of artwork that is still being discovered across the ranges Nfl Aboriginal is only that sort of a case there as well. Yeah there's a lot of second thoughts Cousins Arranger at the National Park Yet she goes on sighing loss. Wake that I found another another cultural sought yet just pitcher. Esca the mold New Way to go in and had explosive in a new way to go in terms of that. It's risky. I'm yet that that last last week. Still sought still being developed in an explode today. Yes incredible now. I've got three strains on hassle. I can always look at what other stuff. You've been doing a lot easier on. Usually just tolkien. I'd take notes but having the technology makes it a so much more convenient Your previous work with Avi A. I meant you went at Futures Forum which I think was a program that e sort of took laid on him put together Juwan explain what a futures form is and then. How does that work with Indigenous people because a lot of these terms and days a very foreign because we practiced these elements in different aspects of different ways but now with aligning so it makes sense in a in a Western context share. What a futures forum that works yes. Other futures will become that was born out of a of an agenda really engage with the future generation In terms of business economic sense and side what we've done is we raised Former colleague in MSL developed this concept. That really looked at. What does the future look like for indigenous people in this country in the next fifty years? What does that look like in relation to business? And let's get together deadly bunch of of a feature entrepreneurs and business people too early unpack. What that what that looks locking site that just got together. There are more country that we got and Yet we we tries back into into a pasta history and work towards a future vision statement as to what business. Lock in fifty. Is Tom here? There's some powerful stuff and was great to meet you there and have the caliber of yourself in the other people in the room. I think it was a fairly painful experience that we will go by. Yeah I think for me. It was a low the Tom I am. I'm coming onto thirty now. And so being a young entrepreneur and saying other young entrepreneurs full of indigenous latest. Probably like pretty intimidated. I was like Oh man these all these ideas a deadly like I should have thought of that But then I like you guys. Sharing and the facilitated tristen was sharing that A lot of people like early in the states have these expos in forums where I would pretty much plan how cities and how things would be divided in built and then from there that people have got the knowledge in the nine how where to position themselves to to get work where to position themselves to united. Start a business or bill equity and ask first nations people. We never really sold the reason to build up and build high things. We were living off the land sustainably living with each other trading with each other trading with Malays in Indonesia that went through China and dumb CEOS a concept that we sort of bring best both worlds really. I applaud you for that. And now you'll see you. Yes we'll get back to that. Let's rock back to dot. Cue the sound. That does time. What but let's take it back to growing up which you grow up you grow up. In country or country or countries all grew up in up McCulloch Soda Knowles In central Queensland depending on what body look at in jail grow up there in all of my family are in Rockhampton I basically Doesn't as denies dies was that my grandfather was a stockman escape. The mission law in skype in many ways living under the in that sort of thing and went from station to station appropriate. Property doing yeah. The stockman taught work fencing wholesale Some incredible stories of driving in Horses AND SHAPE AND WHATNOT INSIDE. Visually move from station station. He was born on country At at a major country and then ended up in a place called home Which is just enough canton and yum. Yeah as it was day of the policy was United Australia. Policy came in failure can equal pay came in and style of the. The property was working on Couldn't afford to pay the white that the business side I got booted at in the closest town was canton and yeah. The mobile is still there so I grew up. Just north of the. What's gone back and forth Rockhampton big family as as we are on my grandfather possibly one hundred six years old on on bitter country and had three hundred more than three hundred grandchildren gripe drain grandchildren and great grandchildren. And yet my grandfather's up to up to two hundred PSI The McCain down on having token I so yeah

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Meghan McCain Slams Elisabeth Hasselbeck After ‘View’ Appearance: Her Message is “Really Dangerous”

Jason and Alexis

01:28 min | 4 months ago

Meghan McCain Slams Elisabeth Hasselbeck After ‘View’ Appearance: Her Message is “Really Dangerous”

"Meghan McCain has condemned Elizabeth Hasselbeck for the remark she made about the coronavirus on you last month but she basically said that you know this was in the beginning in may and she was talking about how we should pray the virus away so Meghan McCain was on watch what happens live with Andy Cohen this is some of what she said about those comments I think it's really really unfortunate and dangerous that she said that and I I don't need to co host with her again and it's unfortunate because I've been a huge fan for a long time and anybody screw around with this virus and putting out certain misinformation I just don't really have a lot of time for it now I mean she says she's not going to close with her again and they brought Elizabeth back for a couple of episodes so yeah because that was Elizabeth just Elizabeth was filling in that day and on the view when I watched that episode and the it was really uncomfortable on you could feel the tension rises more so than usual on that show I wish she would go over to grace though just because just to say that she would never co host with their again I don't need to co host but there again is I think a little extreme I know that it's it's dangerous to say these things to the public but it was the beginning where a lot of people weren't warned yeah is this just publicity publicity that they need R. as a sort of you oh no they have you doing

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The Evolution of ML  and Furry Little Animals

Talking Machines

08:58 min | 4 months ago

The Evolution of ML and Furry Little Animals

"You are listening to talking machines Catherine Gorman Lawrence and Neil. We are again taping an episode in front of a live audience digitally recorded though on on talking machines. And if you want to be part of our live. Studio audience big quotes. You can follow us on twitter at Ti Okay. N. G. M. C. H. S. Or hit us up on the talking machines at gmail.com and our guest today for this interview on talking. Machines is Dr Terence. Annouce key doctors and thank you so much for taking the time to join us today. I really appreciate it Great to be here so we ask all of our guests the same question I. How did you get where you are? What's been your academic and industrial journey. You're also very involved in the reps conference. Tell US everything well. A wise man once told me that careers are only made retrospectively and I have no idea how he got here. There was no plan. It went through a sequence of stages starting with graduate school at Princeton in theoretical physics. From there when I finished that I for reasons that have to do with the field of physics. At the time which was a little bit more bummed I went into neuroscience so that was a post doc and then from there that's when I met. Geoffrey Hinton and had changed my life because we met him at a small seminar here in San Diego and set nineteen seventy nine. We hit it off and From that over the next few years you know blossoms the the Boehner Sheen and back prop and you know. The rest was history. Terry who you post talking with where you post talking in San Diego no no. This was a post doc at Harvard. Medical School in the Department of Neurobiology with Stephen Kofler who was widely considered to be the founder of modern neurobiology and It was an experimental post. Doc I actually recorded from neurons. Subic seventy nine. You mentioning physics. It was a little bit more bond a in some sort of connection modeling. That was also a very quiet period. That wasn't a lot going on it. Was this sort of age of classical. Ai Right you're absolutely right. This was in fact. It was the neural network winter. The seventies and it was primarily because of the failure of the perception. That's neat because you say failure of the percents on I read about that a lot. Do you really did fail. All was the men's ski paper little. What the mid ski books are in Minsk. Eighty books have killed it but was it a fair representation. Well you know it's interesting. I think that that's the myth that that book killed it but I actually think that there are other things going on and and Rosenblatt had died as well which seems pretty significant. Yes well He. He was a pioneer. But you have to understand that digital computers were regally primitive back. Then you know that even the most expensive you know the biggest computers you could buy. Don't have the power of your wristwatch today. Rosenblatt actually had to build an analog device. It a million dollars in today's dollars to build a analog device that had potentially otters driven by motors for the weight sums the learning. Wasn't it potentially because you know digital computers? Were good at logic but they were terrible. Doing a floating point is amazing so he built that at Cornell. Right that's right yeah Funded by the owner. Any case by by the time that we were getting started computers was the vaccine era. It was becoming possible. Do Simulations You know they were small-scale by today's standards but but really meant we could explorer in a way that Frank Rosenblatt couldn't so what you're saying around the perceptual and so just forbid of context for Central and sixty one. Is that right? It was fifty nine. I think it was the book but you know it was in that era of early sixty zero and so then there's this period where the digital computer actually wasn't powerful enough to do much and then digital kind of overtook and divinity but these analog machines would just now impractical from a point of view of expense. So you're saying it's less the book and more of a shift to the Digital Machine. That in those early days wasn't powerful enough to simulate the perception. Yes so I I have you know. I have a feeling that history will show that A. I was like the blind man looking under the Lamppost. His keys and someone came along and said where did you lose your keys He said well somewhere else. But this is the only place right can see. I was reading Donald BACI quote. I recently At the beginning of his book about the I which is just a fascinating area and I guess he spent a lot of his career and he did work in in the wool on radar and he was talking about the Radio Club. Which is these early Cybernet assist and the potential of the analog or digital computer to be what represented the brain and his perspective was he. He was sure it wasn't a digital computer and he wasn't sure it was an analog computer either and he thought it was kind of somewhere in between but it feels like that in between is what you're saying is that was the difficult bit to look and perhaps a police were able to look now. That's right I you know. It's I think it's being driven. This is true all science that what you cannot understand is is really determined by the tools that you have for making measurements for doing simulations in it's really only this modern era that has given us enough tools both to make progress with understanding how the brain works and also with a because of the fact that we have a tremendous amount of power now but just to go back to that early era. I think you know I once asked L. Annual you know who is at Carnegie Mellon and it was a time when Geoff Hinton was an assistant professor and I was at Johns Hopkins and I you know he was at the first fifty six meeting at Dartmouth or a I was born and I I said well. Why was it that you didn't look at the brain and for for inspiration and he said well we did. But there wasn't very much known about the at the time to help us out so we just had make doing our own and he's right. That was a era. You know the the fifties was kind of the the beginning of what we now understand about the signals in the brain. Actually potential synoptic potentials. So you know in a sense. What what he was saying was that we basically use the tools we have available the time which was basically computers but what they were good at. What were they good at? They were good at logic at rules. A binary programming. So that you know that was In a sense they were forced to do that. That's a really. WanNa come back to nine hundred seventy nine in a moment but this is an interesting context to that because of course. Vena initially was someone who spread across. Both these areas of Norbert Vena who was at mit founded cybernetics spread across both these areas of the analog and digital he did his PhD thesis on Russell and Whitehead's book but one thing I was reading about recently is there was a big falling out between Vina. I'm McCulloch Pitts. And it's sort of interesting. That Vena wasn't there at the I. E. T. in fifty six and I sometimes wonder was that more about personalities and wanting this sort of old guard to stay away because you always feel veto with someone who who bridge these worlds it. You know that's the fascinating story. I actually wrote a review of a book about Warren McCulloch came up. They were friends. They actually had had been friends yet. It has something to do with their wife's. Yeah I think the lifestyle McCullough was not line with its a side story but but I guess the point you're making which I think is an I'd like us to take us back to seventy nine and the meeting with Jeff is and I think that that's true. Despite the story between humans the real factor that drove things then was the sudden available at a t of increasing cheap digital computer. And no longer the need to do this work that Rosenblatt and McCain and others had done having to wire together a bunch of analog circuits. That you couldn't reprogram to build system. Yeah I think that was a dead. End It for the very reason you gave. Which is that you know you. It's a special purpose device. That isn't good for anything else. And and really if you're trying to explore you need the flexibility of being able to try many ideas and that's in that really is a digital simulation allows you to

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Washington DC - Maryland police find body of missing Kennedy child after five-day search

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 4 months ago

Washington DC - Maryland police find body of missing Kennedy child after five-day search

"The body of eight year old Gideon McCain the grandson of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has been recovered by Maryland natural resources police we hear this early morning became body was found at about two and a half mile south of his grandmother's home in shady side Maryland just before two yesterday Wednesday afternoon now the cane and his mother forty year old Maeve Kennedy tells and McCain were last seen less than a week ago in a canoe that was last seen in the repair was apparently at the time when it was last seen struggling to get back to shore up this after trying to retrieve a ball from a cold that was near the shady side home the body of Gideon's mother was found two days

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"mccain" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

02:03 min | 7 months ago

"mccain" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"Why do you remember <Speech_Male> the similar story <Speech_Male> like working for John <Speech_Male> Kerry in two thousand <Speech_Male> eleven and two thousand <Speech_Male> twelve when I was in the <Speech_Male> Senate Foreign Relations <Speech_Male> Committee or even thirteen <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Male> for a while <Speech_Male> as close to the election <Speech_Male> and carry <Speech_Male> was lined up potentially <Speech_Male> be secretary <Speech_Male> of state? And <Speech_Male> and you had all this working <Speech_Male> to do on the campaign. <Speech_Male> He <Speech_Male> didn't travel for like six <Speech_Male> months and it was driving <Speech_Male> him <Speech_Male> absolutely bananas <Speech_Male> all he wanted <Speech_Male> to do is just <Speech_Male> like McCain get out on <Speech_Male> one of these <Speech_Male> six countries <Speech_Male> and six days <Speech_Male> and Co do all <Speech_Male> these things and talk <Speech_Male> to all these. Because that's you <Speech_Male> know they loved that <Speech_Male> that's the most interesting <Speech_Male> stuff for them I think in <Speech_Male> foreign policy is <Speech_Male> engaging with <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> people <Speech_Male> on issues and having <Speech_Male> an impact like that <Speech_Male> well and it's time <Speech_Male> had <Speech_Male> we you know. Among the places <Speech_Male> we went the <Speech_Male> Mumbai attacks <Speech_Male> had happened in two thousand <Speech_Male> eight and so we saw Prime Mr <Speech_Male> Sing in India. <Speech_Male> Just <Speech_Male> a few days after those attacks <Speech_Male> happen which again <Speech_Male> was a pretty moving <Speech_Male> experience <Speech_Male> but then we went to Bangladesh. <Speech_Male> At <Speech_Male> essentially at the <Speech_Male> State Department's armaments <Speech_Male> requests <Speech_Male> in Bangladesh. <Speech_Male> There had been <Speech_Male> a coup and there was <Speech_Male> the military government <Speech_Male> put a technocratic caretaker <Speech_Male> government that was going <Speech_Male> to take the country back <Speech_Male> to democratic <Speech_Male> elections in <Speech_Male> those few <Speech_Male> who know <Speech_Male> <hes> Bangladeshi <Speech_Male> politics there <Speech_Male> to women who <Speech_Male> it's sort of alternated <Speech_Male> back and forth and <Speech_Male> it's been very <Speech_Male> difficult <Speech_Male> to sort of keep the democratic craddock <Speech_Male> momentum <Speech_Male> in terms of free and fair <Speech_Male> elections <SpeakerChange> and orderly <Speech_Male> transition of power. And all <Speech_Male> this imagine <Speech_Male> what would happen in the <Speech_Male> United States <Speech_Male> if a few <Speech_Male> weeks before polling <Speech_Male> day the Democrats <Speech_Male> declared <Speech_Male> that boycotting the <Speech_Male> election. <Speech_Male> That's more or less the <Speech_Male> equivalent <SpeakerChange> of what's now <Speech_Male> going on in Bangladesh. <Speech_Male> So when we got <Speech_Male> there we met <Speech_Male> with the caretaker government <Speech_Male> and with some of these <Speech_Male> And a <Speech_Male> few of these others <Speech_Male> and they had actually played <Speech_Male> McCain's concession <Speech_Male> speech on national. <Speech_Male> TV to say see <Speech_Male> in a democracy this <Speech_Male> is how the loser concedes <Speech_Music_Male> graciously <SpeakerChange> to the <Music> winner. <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> You <Speech_Music_Male> don't threaten put <Speech_Music_Male> each other in jail <Speech_Music_Male> you don't you don't <Speech_Male> claiming you didn't lose <Speech_Male> you don't put your people out on <Speech_Male> the streets. Dissolved <Speech_Music_Male> Democracy works now <Speech_Music_Male> ultimately probably <Speech_Music_Male> could use a little of that in two <Speech_Music_Male> thousand sixteen but <Speech_Male> at Bangladesh. <Speech_Music_Male> There <SpeakerChange> was it was a <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> lesson for

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"mccain" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"mccain" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

"Bill. Ayers of the weather underground from the sixties McCain, quote, the American people know, a radical when they hear it and John McCain is not the candidate in this election. They should be concerned about. He said the American black guy said, I don't know why you're doing that boss rose waste. Doing Trump McCain's boy, I don't have a John McCain Ross Perot, though, John McCain Saint me. He said the American people had to know the full extent of Obama's relationship with Ayers, the McCain campaign contacted a man whose home had been blown up back in the day and the weather ground was suspected. Yeah. It was that guy. He bought a house. The man put out a statement, quote, Barack Obama's friend tried to kill my family. My God, dude. I mean, can we? The maverick liberal friend. John McCain, the campaign sent out flyers with mugshots of heirs and the words terrorist radical friend of Obama. Rallies. Now at speakers saying Obama's middle name or as John said, quote, it will never happen again. From an ad quote. Think about how you feel an remember fifth. If you see the news that Bracco Saint Obama is president of the United States. Ads as quote who is Brock Obama and reminded the audience of terrorist connections. One out quote how dangerous. Sure, these ideas have been around for a while and the crazy corners of the right wing internet. But now GOP presidential candidate was saying them and giving them credence. John McCain was legitimising the right wing. Fringe madness. Just kind of lifting the lid on Pandora's box Gentil bit now in John took the stage people yelled out treason trader terrorists off with his head one woman yelled out quote. He's a bomb at a bomb Obama. Yeah, he's going to go in and blow up the country. He's going to take over the White House and destroyed the country. Yeah. At a rally Palin blamed Katy Kirk for making her look stupid and the crowd turned on the press screaming a reporters. Okay. And a camera crew. The sound man was black a man yelled, quote, a racial epithets at him and said, quote, sit down boy, they wore a Syrah Khuda t shirts Palin said Obama's part of a quote group that launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our US capital. I mean, this a man in the audience yelled, quote, kill him home. Like, she did not respond and went on quote, a Bama doesn't like American soldiers. Still a Bama one. It was not close. Yes. But we'll put a pin in this rhetoric. Well, the damage was done wasn't it. The path was laid. This was the first time people saw the right riled up, and what will become normal under Trump. John's campaign was literally the path for Trump John remained a Senator who went back to his normal maverick ways. On a night in August two thousand nine he tweeted quote late evening with Colonel Qaddafi at his ranch in Libya. Interesting meeting with an interesting man, he left out that he'd offered to sell weapons to Qaddafi and insured him. The US wanted to provide Libya with let weapons for Security John was reelected in November his fifth full term in the Senate less than two years later as the spring moved to Libya in two thousand eleven John enthusiastically supported removing a guy named Qaddafi from power isn't that his buddy he made numerous visits to rebel strongholds. And then this led to a NATO back. No fly zone. A bombing campaign eventually his rebel friends sodomized Qaddafi to death in the streets. Libya would become one of those images that just sticks with these not great Libby would become a bastion of extremism with open slave markets that operate today..

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"mccain" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

05:19 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"I speak was Meghan McCain his daughter with an at times, tearful, description of her father's role in her life and that of America. America. John McCain is generous and welcoming, and bold. She is resources, federal, confident, secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she is strong. America does not both because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great. George W Bush pay tribute to his courage and honesty. He lived by a set of public virtues that brought strengthen purpose to his life and to his country. He was courageous with a Kurds at writing his captors and inspired his countrymen. He was honest, no matter whom it offended presidents were not spared. He was honorable, always, recognizing that his opponents were still patriots in human beings. He loved freedom with the passion of a man who knew it's absence. He respected the dignity inherent in every life addicted t. that does not stop at borders and cannot be a raised by dictators. Grabs above all John detested, the abuse of power, the ruck Obama who defeated Senator McCain into two thousand eight presidential election, spoke of his courage and sense of mischief cancer did not scary. And he would maintain that buoyant spirit to very end too stubborn still. Opinionated as ever. Fiercely devoted to his friends and most of all to his family. It showed his irreverence. The sense of humor. Little bit of a mischievous streak after all, what better way to get a last left and to make George is say, nice things about him to a national audience. And we could singer who was national security adviser during the Vietnam war praised John McCain for his faith in America and his instinctive sense of duty. Will be lonely without John McCain. He's he buildings is facing America and his instinctive sense of moral duty. None of us will ever forget how even in putting John has stowed on us a much-needed moment of unity and dated Newt faith in depressive Bility's of America. Our Washington correspondent Kris Buckler watched the service, you know, making enemies is a part of politics. You're never really have opponents. You're inevitably end up in Roy's and conflicts. But the truth is, is that Joe McCain was someone he money to reach out to both sides of America's divide on there is a big political divide here, props, even more so than the time whenever he was running for president of looking back at some of those presidential debates. Whenever he spoke with Barak Obama and the tone on the rhetoric is very different of a very different time on props, Joan McCain was of a different era of politics. But what struck me today from the service would just how many people you saw from both sides of that divide. You had a democrat president, you had a Republican president both standing, both giving tributes in a really heartfelt way. They saw John McCain as a patriot? Yes, he was a maverick. Yes. He could be still done, but he was also someone that they could regards a friend despite whatever political differences they hard. And they told some really touching very motive stories about the relationship with the man. It's also hard to ignore the fact that the current President Donald Trump was not invited at all, and he did feel however, if he was alluded to on more than one occasion. Yeah. And I think certainly, if you listened to make an McCain's speech at you'll McCain's daughter mid very clear that she was talking. A by Donald Trump, even referencing the make America. Great. Again, slogan that Donald Trump uses. So often, there's new lights that the two men did not see eye-to-eye that they saw each other as really not helpful to politics and Donald Trump on times made that personal, which the family were deeply upset about particularly referencing the fights that he was captured 'em as he was shot down over Hanoi and then interrogated and tortured for a number of years that Donald Trump said, didn't make him a war hero words which truly stung with the McCain family. I also think it was a sign of Donald Trump's own personal props disrespect that during this, the service taking place, he specifically was tweeting about trade deals, a not Joe McCain's death, and indeed troubling to his golf course. It gives you a sense that the two men never came together even death, Chris Buckler in Washington. It's been another day of protest in the German city of Chemnitz..

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"mccain" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on Channel 33

"He was disinvited from John McCain, one of John McCain's final, you know, in the in the final months of his life, there were news stories, but how, yeah, you know him and his wife, Cindy McCain, you know, let it be known that, hey, Trump don't come to my funeral. So it's it's been sort of an awkward week in terms of memorialize McCain, because usually think about it. It's like this sort of big Republican polish. Fission dies. And you'd think that like the, I mean, the current president is a Republican. Normally, there would be if you think back to like when Reagan died right. Bush was president when Reagan died. And so there's this sense in which the party sort of rallies behind the legacy of this crucial figure and it's party. Whereas meanwhile, because Trump and McCain had this feud Trump is in this awkward position where he just clearly does not wanna talk about McCain a lot, and it kind of makes Trump look weak because even though Trump obviously survives McCain and he's the most powerful Republican in the world. He also, there's this weird air Trump sort of resisting celebrating McCain that just makes him look like a dip shit or sore loser, whatever you wanna call them, especially as all these other people, including Brock Obama who's not even Republican as of emerging to pay tribute to Kane. Yeah, it's been interesting to see. Trump be silence on something. It's also I don't know. I've been having this weird sensation because Trump Nuys sort of responded to McCain's death in the same way, which I feel very uncomfortable. When I, whenever I realized that me and Trump are behaving the same way, like I was not a fan of John McCain, but I just I didn't really, I didn't. I haven't been saying anything about his death because I just felt like I didn't everything to add. Trump has been doing the same thing. Like the silence on his end has been interesting, and then the whole flag debacle is another thing like people were mad that the White House didn't properly display the flag at half mast for long enough. I honestly thought that was a little overblown. I think the half mask thing is like a super weird tradition, but yet it's been, I don't know. I've been sort of struggling with like how to process McCain's death. I was talking to a little bit about this earlier, but like it it feels very significant because it does feel like the death of type of politician in addition to an individual, he was known as the maverick, but he also in many ways, represented the sort of. Fairly standard, moderate Republican, domestically, I guess, very warmongering Republican in in foreign affairs, but you represented the strain of Republican that seems to be a dying breed part of generation. These weird McCain is we're generation right because in terms of his political career Rayleigh he's he's only he's only Senator since the late eighties. So there's a sense in which like he had a long Senate career, but he's not, you know, it's not like he some old school like Nick zone, Nick Sonia era, Senator who late. He, I lived to an old age and he has a military is a famous military career that produces political career, but McCain is a strange example of when you talk about him being a certain kind of politician, it's not even purely because of the time he entered the Senate or the time he entered the Republican party. I think it actually really just has a lot to do with his background like think about it. A lot of it is tied up in the fact that he fought in Vietnam and is generally lake celebrated as a war hero. And so that that underscores why a fight over how long the White House wanted to fly the US flag at half mast would be sailing in a way that it might not be quite a salient with any other Senator right?.

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"mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"So anyway, it was interesting moment for me to just say something that's a sort of separate issue, but to say something that's even perceived a slightly negative about John McCain, that he taps there Palin abused vice presidential candidate, and it's also like a deeply weird phenomenon that all of the encomia of John McCain were based in this idea that, oh, his passing, you know what you were saying earlier, lower that his passing represents an era of politicians of their. Publican party that has passed, and we know that it's passed because of Donald Trump, and this is just a perfect symbol of that. The praise is dependent on the idea that the McCain ultimately lost right, but he lost the battle. The Republican party should be. And when you point out that actually John McCain did something, it wouldn't have happened without him that like nobody. It wasn't like Sarah Palin was inevitable pick for vice president and that had a pretty direct line to the conflict of celebrity and personal brand and right. Weighing culture warrior that like that is seen as a knock on him to actually say. He ended up having influence that at least one decision he made helped create the Republican exist today. No. And wanted to hear that weekend probably ever. But yeah, that there is the separation of the sort of John McCain is metaphor for something America has lost, and then there's the literal conversation about John McCain about. Hey, he picks Palin and you know, he really missed his moment to be a steward or something bigger in the aftermath of the election. So there's that to me that just is this kind of moment ran of, yeah. Are we talking about John McCain in a sort of abstract way? Or we talking about the literal John McCain, because if you get into the littoral John McCain and really wanna look at his actual legacy, there's a large constituency for not doing that. And with that, we'll take another break and say, say for well to Laura gonna sit around and talk about Bing methodology. All right. I'll see you guys later. Thank you. Pay listeners. I'm Martha Brookes post to the Arthur Brooke show on the vox.

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"mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

04:20 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"But at the same time, you would also acknowledge that like these people really were bitter political rivals, like Donald Trump and John McCain, the had their moments of disagreement. They had their moments of tough words for. In another McCain's dissents from the Trump administration were not meaningless. But at the same time, novel Trump talks about Donald Trump's achievements and he brags about himself. He talks about the tax cut Bill. He passed and John McCain voted for that. He talks about all the judges whose gotten confirmed and John McCain voted for all those judges. He talks about the big increase in defense spending. John McCain was the lead author of that big increase in defense spending, and it's not like John McCain, like sold out and became a Trump Bhatt, but it's like McCain and Trump both converged on a large, you draw the vendetta grams of like stuff. John McCain is into stuff. Donald Trump is into stuff. Paul Ryan is into and those are all somewhat different circles. But they have like a big piece of overlapping territory, which is why they are all influential Republican party politicians. And like Trump's inability to even recognize like that. There's an. Aspect of life where it's like, sometimes you have to pretend to like people who don't really like sometimes you'd say nice things that you don't really mean. But then there's another thing where it's like, okay, just stop like think sincerely, is there something I do believe that I can say that is nice about this person and like for Donald Trump and John McCain, there really should be like they agreed on many things. John McCain voted solid Republican for like all kinds of Donald Trump stuff. He served his country with honor. It's like the most obvious nice thing you can say about John McCain, and it's like Trump's desire to wage this feud like after McCain's death, when there wasn't even that much to it is like to me, it's like the kind of thing is really unnerve ING about the Trump era aids. So odd. It's politically counterproductive. I think in an obvious way like Trump's team didn't seem to think this was a good. Everybody was very uncomfortable all day with this like weird situation and it's like, I'm going to say like, we'll we're a hop skip and jump from like mishandling the flags to global thermonuclear war. But it's like, what is the decision making process? It's it's so different from like he has his tax ideas. I don't agree with to like he has said he has nobody agrees with and yet cannot be compelled to just like behave in rational way. I mean, I find this fascinating because John McCain is famous for being a stiff necked, like very stubborn, various acids person who often bears grudges against people for for what he perceives his character flaws on that on their part that aren't necessarily related to policy. Like before John McCain was Thornton. Donald Trump side. He was thorn Iraq Obama side before he was Thorin. Barack Obama's III was a thorn in George Bush's side like it is a hater. Yeah, he was. He was a certainly strong personality and. That's kind of that was the root of a lot of the media darling ship was this idea that he was a maverick that he was willing to say, things that he was willing to call out people whether or not they were members of his own party when they disagreed within that was seen as a as a statement of him being principled rather than being like a stubborn SOB. So in that regard, it's kind of interesting that McCain is being seen as the kind of norm that has passed away of collegiality when in fact, it's not that McCain was collegial, but that he understood that people on the opposing side could also be good friends that like he did trust people even where he may not have agreed. You know that he kept a very close friendship with Lindsey, Graham till the day key died as far as we know. And Lindsey, Graham had a very different approach to Donald Trump that he actually was willing to work with people who he didn't necessarily trust in the Democratic Party on unvarying issues that Russ Feingold is going to be a pallbearer at his funeral because they worked together on campaign finance reform and apparently were like super close after that. It's those. Those kinds of things that Donald Trump doesn't appear to have not because Donald Trump is often stiff, necked and stubborn..

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"mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"This is why we have norms. Right? Like I feel like the big question. That this whole saga has raised for me is we know that Donald Trump is particularly dismissive of you can't do that because it's that's not the way it's done. There are cases in which the norms that he is blowing up our these very old school Washington, you know, we all play nice with each other rural chummy. The substance of politics isn't going to interfere with our relationships. A thing that can often diminish the real life consequences of politics and policy for people. And I think all of us at the state will probably have different assessments of how good it is to break some of those down to the fact is that he's barreling through them and the reason that you have things like that is because if people are forced to make their own decisions on a case by case basis, it's going to depend on their temperament and someone like Donald Trump who never sees any need to show any respect to anybody unless he thinks he can get something out of them is just going to refuse. If you don't have a norm of. Of, you know, we say nice things about people who are dead, even if we disagree with them. If you don't have a norm of when a sitting Senator dis whether or not the White House loved that sitting Senator, they order the flags to half like you take it away. And yes, some people are going to make a reason to inform decision, and you know, have lengthy podcast discussions about whether John McCain's legacy deserves the amount of phrase that was poured on him over the weekend, but some people are Donald Trump. Yeah. And you kind of do broader norms lingering. I think to your point to Dr I agree with norms. I also think I also went through this journey of how I feel about these ways of these waves of praise for John McCain in this almost reflexive way. And I actually have come to a different feeling about it more broadly of setting aside the details of any reporter or setting. This is of the details of the John McCain temper tantrum. It's not surprising to me that in this. Moment when we do have a president who is rejecting norms and is the kind of president who will say. I refuse to say something nice about a war hero that is John McCain, who passed away that I think the emotional response as much as the fact that John McCain is a, he's always been a media darling, but in this case, losing John McCain with something bigger in this moment where we have this really sort of nasty person in the White House, whether or not John McCain lived up to his own rhetoric of bipartisanship and collegiality, and whether he actually fulfilled those things we can talk about. But the way he conducted himself made people believe in a version of politics that I think we used to aspire too again, whether or not it was real or whether or not America ever did that. He stood there and said, we can come together and that we are battles of ideas and that we wanna do the right thing and we can do it together. And that was an aspirational. Vision of America. When that a think the public was invested in that is gone and McCain is gone, but it's really something bigger about this loss and the contrast between losing McCain and Trump's reaction to it, I think is part of this emotional moment yet. But just to me part of Russo vexing about Trump's pettiness on this point is that it's not as if Donald Trump and John McCain were like mortal political enemies. You know, like if Hillary Clinton were to pass away, would expect a normal president to a defeated her even in a hard-fought election to say something nice and to be respectful of the dead and of someone who is important too many Americans..

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"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem

Part of the Problem

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem

"So I've been angry because we have somebody in the Oval Office who has really denigrated the office of the presidency. His dishonesty is unethical doesn't have principles, and I am very concerned though more than angry on worried because now we are in a crisis, and unfortunately, the Republicans, John McCain, a national treasure in hero. Thoughts and prayers go out to Kane is family. I got into some real Donnybrook fights with John McCain over policy. I never once questioned his integrity and his interest in doing what is best for this country. But since John McCain has left the hill, the Republicans spines have gone with them and there needs to be some reckoning and the Republican party that we can't allow this to go on. And we have an election coming up and I'm trying to convince people and it's hard because you know a lot of us in the past. This is a very important election and blah, blah, blah. This is the one I think we in a crisis that is the third grade crisis in American history more than the Russian. I, of course, the revolutionary war, whether we would even become a country. Then the civil war people usually say than the depression. I don't think the depression. Got it. What is most fundamental about this country was economic, but I don't think it's threatened the rule of law as we all right, let's would you rank. No. How do you even take that apart? This is worse than the great depression. People fucking starving. This is worse. This is worse than that, man. This is the great crisis is that Donald Trump is fucking questioning the CI my God and just think about the mentality, right. And this is the fucking gangster government killer mentality where you'd say someone like John McCain, John McCain. Now, me and him may have disagreed all the time, but I always knew he was a great guy like he may have thought we should invade a country where I think we should just use targeted drone strikes. But at the end of the day, I knew John McCain was a good man. Put Donald Trump went and tried to make peace with Russia. I mean, that's really what's being said here. Right? That's that is what he's saying. John McCain, the man who never saw war. He didn't wanna fight and the head of the CIA who armed Al Qaeda, which the branch of l. news that turned into ISIS and really they were already ISIS, but whatever that's beside the point. The guy who supported ISIS has just between John McCain and John Brennan, the amount of dead people that are on there, the amount of blood that's on their hands. It would probably take a long time to actually tally it up, but it's a lot..

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"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem

Part of the Problem

03:00 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem

"I mean, when you think about the the number of deaths that are on John McCain's hands, man, he better hope. There's no fucking accountability in the next world. If I were John McCain and I were, I was on my death bed. I would be terrified. Terrified came in the pre game in the holy water, holy shit. I, but no matter what, no matter what you got me. I would just be terrified that I was going to have to answer for what I stood for for the fucking hundreds of thousands of innocent people who were killed over the policies that he voted on. It didn't just vote on. He was the champion the champion of War. I mean this, this is not an overstatement. John McCain supported every war of my lifetime, and America has not been on the moral correct side of any of them in my lifetime, and he pushed for the ones we didn't get. Yeah, that's right. The greatest thing Barack Obama ever did was a stop John McCain from being president. Obama didn't do too many good things. You could probably. You know, you could tally them off on a short list. But John McCain, of course, was a huge supporter of the war in Iraq, and then a huge supporter of the surge in Iraq, which according to the mainstream media was a big success even though we're still there to this day and besides Afghantistan is the longest war in American history besides all that, but it was huge success. But he, he was a, he was instrumental in the war in Syria. I, he was like the key figure from the Senate who was big on, you know, going over there and and supporting, you know, the people who ended up turning journalists over to ISIS and handing weapons over to ISIS. He, he's, he's a big part of the reason why hundreds of thousands of people in Syria have died. He was a big supporter of the Saudi Warren Yemen. His his. I think his beef with Obama was that he didn't do more quicker, but you know. Man, I really. I really do sit back and think like, holy shit, you better hope you don't have to answer for this life in the next one. If there is a next one. So that's that's more or less the overview of of my thoughts on John McCain dying. I think that. What he stood for as supported and championed were amongst the most evil policies that have that that you could imagine. And if you're talking about any amount of evil that's been done in, say the last, you know, thirty years, I don't..

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"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem

Part of the Problem

04:56 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem

"And I've seen a lot of people who are on our side politically, who are who are taking pleasure in him dying. And you know, that's just not my take on the whole thing. It much in the same way. If a, if someone who is a murderer was convicted and given the death penalty, I, I don't really celebrate when they die. I, it's just kind of sad, like the whole thing's just kind of sad. It doesn't do anything to rectify the situation I, it doesn't bring anybody back from from the dead. I could understand if it was like your family member or something like that, and you were celebrating his death. I could understand if you're just a person who is really disgusted by murderer. So you celebrate his death, but that's not my feeling personally, and I. I met several times Megan McCain, John McCain's daughter, and I've done a bunch of the back when I was doing a Kennedy regularly. I did a bunch of panels with our and you know, while you know, I disagree with her about just about everything. She's. Very nice person. And I think she really loves her father and I, I tend to just, I feel bad for, you know, his family that he left behind and he's got children and grandchildren, and wife and friends and all that, I'm sure. And that sucks for all them and and you know, I do, you know. Have have sympathy for for all that stuff. Like all the family he left behind and all the people who cared about him. You know, they, you know, they're, they're very removed from the the consequences of his actions, and they probably don't see things the same way I do, and they're just they're sad to have a love, a loved one gone. So my condolences to them and. I don't know what else does that sucks. I don't take any any personal pleasure in him dying. However, I gotta say my my mic my true gut I thought might my instinct on John McCain dying is you know. As I've talked about on the podcast before, rob, I, I've come more in the last couple years to, I don't know if I'd say I've gotten more religious. That's probably not the right way to describe it, but I have come to believe in in something more believe that there is something to all of this existence to the universe to all the as you know, we started out as a radical libertarian atheist podcast here at part of the problem, and we've morphed into a more Christian conservative, moderate, you know, as radical libertarianism is that's that's just a little bit too crazy. What we're really trying to do is promote the good word of Jesus Christ here on the podcast, are we? Yes, rob, you got the memo. I'm sorry. I didn't. I didn't catch that one. I might have the wrong Email address. Well, anyway, John McCain. Claim to be a Christian. I don't know. I never trust these politicians when they tell you what they're that's part of the racket with their beliefs there. Yeah, you just you gotta do that for votes. But I, I do sincerely mean this when I said that my first thought can, I guess sure. Relief now I felt a little relief. No, I don't feel any relief because John McCain's like him being gone. It's almost like if one of the heads of a mafia family dies and you know the next guy taking over as just as much of a killer as the last guy, it's not like there's no relief really for me because I think all of his policies and beliefs will live on. It doesn't really matter really at this point, he's just kind of a symbol for those things. No, but this is what I genuinely feel. Is a sense of like, and again, I'm not like a religious person. I, I'm not. There's no organized religion that I ascribed to, but I do feel. That John McCain who himself was a Christian, I'll assume. I feel like man, he better pray. No, I understand this ironic statement, but he better pray that he's not right about that shit. Like he, he better pray that you don't actually have to go to some next life an answer for for what you did in this life, you better pray. He doesn't have to meet his maker and he doesn't have to in some way pay for the immeasurable amount of carnage that that what he that he caused like directly caused in this world..

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"mccain" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

04:22 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on Pod Save America

"Morning patriot whose politics you hate. What made you want to write that piece? So there there are two pieces to it. One is simply what happens when a public figure dies today. And the debate that begins immediately in the fact that nothing is going to stop an immediate debate from happening ever. Again, you know, there's this effort when a figure on when if a prominent democrat where pass away. You'll see democratic pundits saying things like, can't we save the criticism for another day and vice versa. When a prominent Republican dies in this, is that how the world works anymore? Everything is immediate for good and for ill and the truth is it shouldn't wait because every eulogy is closing argument in one way or another. And the legacy of politician matters because the legacy of politicians shapes the views. We have of the policies that they espoused. So it is important to have that debate and because of Twitter because of social media because of television because of of technology that debate begins immediately. But at the same time, there's a kind of navel-gazing as we have public mourning about who's morning how their morning, what it means, what it doesn't mean this kind of argument, this quarrel around how we feel and how we're supposed to feel at. I found it frustrating. And what I wanted to do is just try to write down what I was thinking before. I saw what everybody else was saying, just sort of, I'll be honest that when I saw. The news that McCain had died. My immediate thought was man. Twitter is going to be a fucking night. It was my first to let me stop myself for a second. Let me stop for a second and think how do I actually feel? How do I actually feel and how I actually felt was sad. I did. I felt that that is how I felt. And as I then watched what unfolded on Twitter, I just wanted to write something down that said, this is how I'm reacting to this. This is why I think it's appropriate. I John McCain's legacy is complicated. You know, Tommy lays out all the things John McCain apologize for and it's a reminder, the John McCain got a lot of fucking stuff wrong and caused a lot of damage in his career. But at the same time, it is foolish. And I think childish and incorrect to to reduce John McCain to simply a Republican partisans simply a right wing politician. He was more than that he was special and it, and it doesn't make you a worse democrat to note that doesn't. Make you e but doesn't make you silly. It doesn't mean you're capitulating to terrible policies. It doesn't make Medicare for all less likely. You can take a moment and say, this is the good, and this is the ill and it's worth noting and appreciating someone because if you can't stop and say, John McCain is the kind of Ponant you should celebrate when he dies, then no one is and maybe that's how you feel. But you should admit that I was. I was also sad and I also I've had this respect for him ever since I, I knew about him from the before the two thousand campaign to the two thousand eight campaign to I remember when the three of us were sitting there watching the ACA repeal debate play out at the very end at seemed like McCain might vote against repeal vote against skinny repeal. And again, Twitter was a mess. Stop holding out hope for John McCain. He's not the courageous person you think is a Sorkin drama. You a liberal cowards, I thought to myself. I'm being a little, maybe won't happen ensure enough. He did. He did the right thing and look, he was not a centrist. He was not a moderate is politics were very conservative except for these moments of independence on campaign finance reform, climate change, immigration, torture, and then of course health care. But the even on those issues, he went back and forth on some of, right, right. But why we think this about John McCain is not because of his policy in the policies shirt. It was something about his character and style, and I think what you get at Tommy, it was exactly right, which is he is someone who is self aware enough to know when he was wrong, that he could make mistakes that he was fallible and he was always trying to live up to his own standards even if he failed often doing it when I think it's impossible to judge McCain in today without contrasting him to Trump and just thoughts and that..

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"mccain" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"This is on point magnetic Roberti were talking about the life and legacy of the late Senator, John McCain, you can join us. What do you think his legacy is? And do you think there's room in American politics today for a politician with the kind of independence streak that that McCain had? And you know, McCain would be the first to say that his Lacey's complicated warts and all what are some of those words and what can we learn from them for speaking with Elaine Povich? She's author of two biographies of John McCain, John McCain in American maverick and McCain. Biography released in two thousand nine and two thousand eighteen. Those books came out now before the break we were talking about, we were just getting into the part of Senator McCain's life that really. Went on to define him his nearly five and a half years as a POW in Vietnam. So I wanna play a little bit of tape here because in nineteen sixty seven while in captivity McCain was interviewed by a French journalist knows about remember it was about at this time that the Vietnamese had discovered that John McCain's father and grandfather were admirals in the United States navy. Now, McCain later said that the interview had been staged by the North Vietnamese, they'd put him in a big bed and it looked like he was in a nice room, but that he did the interview because he believed the French journalist would take a message back to his family. So listen to this part. It's at the end of the interview. I would just like help. What. Get well. Lover. She. Now that excerpt of the interviews from the PBS Ken burns documentary, the Vietnam war. The original video was released, released by the French national archive in two thousand eight. It has a French translation dubbed over parts of what McCain said. But you can hear at the end of the interview, John McCain saying, I'd appreciate if you tell her that. That's all I have Elaine Povich toes more about this moment in John McCain's life. I mean he he had two broken arms of shattered knee. He was horribly tortured, and as we know when the North Vietnamese Vietnamese discovered that he was the son and grandson of an Admiral, they offered him early release, which he refused indeed on. It was two separate incidents. Actually, that tape was made shortly after he was shot down, his wounds had not been treated. He was in terrible pain and the North Vietnamese wanted him to on create some kind of a propaganda film where they were or he would talk about what great treatment he was getting. He refused to do that and the French journalist, when. On the North Vietnamese kept pressing him to say, things are great. Things are great. The French journalists to his credit said, I think I have all I need for this interview and ended it. So the message that McCain wanted to send to his family got out in the propaganda did not later when he was imprisoned and they said to him because you were the Admiral son, we will offer you early release. Now, the code of POW's is that the first in is the first out and no one takes place in line and McCain, of course, knew this better than anyone. And he refused to be let out ahead of time because he knew that that would be the prize for oppa Ganda Pearl for the North Vietnamese that they had given special treatment to the Admiral son and see your country doesn't care about you. And they only care about themselves that was just not John McCain. He was not going to get out are always. So he refused and you have to understand what was going on in that prison camp was beyond her. Riffing what we know of the torture and the treatment is, I'm sure only about half of what really went on there..

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"mccain" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"One of the things people forget. One of his greatest acts of bipartisanship was at the time of the economic crisis coming back and working across the aisle with President Obama and with President Bush to pass the legislation that kept the great recession from becoming the great depression. You know, again, he was bipartisan all the time at the same time. I think Barack Obama would say he was waging one heck of a campaign again. Against him, and he fought every step of the way I didn't give up the last minute. That's just the way John McCain was, but there's always room for somebody that will take a principal fan, somebody that will lead rather than just follow blindly and somebody that will again speak to the better part of who we are a country. And I think John McCain learned that better part when he was in and he never forgot it. He never forgot the bravery, the decency, the American people and their resilience because he saw it firsthand with the people around him. He lived at himself in his own life. Well, that's Congressman, Tom Cole, a Republican Representative for Oakland Oklahoma's. Fourth district. He worked closely with Senator McCain on issues of defense in native American issues as well. Coachman coal. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you. It was a privilege to be with you. Well, let's turn now to Elaine Povich. She's a staff writer at state line initiative of the pew charitable trust, and she's. Also author of John McCain and American maverick and John McCain a biography. A couple of biographies there about the late Senator McCain, Elaine Povich, welcome to you. Hi, happy to be here. So there's so much to discuss a about the late senator's life. I'm just wondering, let me just over the big question to you. One that I put to Representative Cole here. What has American politics lost with John McCain's death. American politics has lost an independent voice. I think in in this era where there is so much of capsulize in positions and staking out positions on one side or the other following the line of the party or the party leader, John McCain was an independent voice on, yes, he was a conservative Republican and he believed in a strong defense and he believed in a strong economy, but he also staked out positions that were not exactly as congressman Cole just talked about in campaign. Finance reform that we're not nearly what the party wanted. And of course, in his famous thumbs down on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, he certainly staked out that position. He marched to a conscience in a fought process that was his own. And I think that is all too rare in American politics today, so so take us back to the earlier part of his life before he was in politics where I mean, you've written two biographies about him. Where did that independence streak come from? Oh, he was a rebel. He was born into a navy family, his father, his grandfather were both admirals. His future was ordained from four him from the time he was born and his response to that was to rebel against it to be wild and crazy, and they called him mcnasty at school because he got into fights and scrapes, and he drove fast cars and always had a woman on his arm and accumulated enough demerits almost enough demerits to get thrown out of the naval academy, but not quite never quite went over that edge. And that tells you something about him. So it was a tough legacy for him and he warrant coin comfortably. In the beginning, he eventually grew into that legacy but circumstances and the whole POW experience on lead into his becoming who he is today, not on at not following the footsteps of his father and grandfather not becoming an Admiral. His war wounds were to difficult for him to continue as a fighter pilot, and that's what he wanted to do, but it shaped him totally from the very beginning right now, you know, we, we obviously must talk about his experience in Vietnam because that as you just said, it defines who John McCain is in the man that he became. But before we talk about his, his five and a half years as a POW in Vietnam. Another thing that had happened to him during that war which doesn't often get as much attention was what in July of nineteen sixty seven when he was on board the US forestall I believe yes..

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"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

"By very stupid people we'll get a drain the swamp the washington drive the concept the legal failed wall dan box almost everything stylistically many things about trump substantively were anathema to john mccain there's almost nothing about trump that is in the same space as john mccain stunning upset donald trump is on his own election day trump did what mccain could not win the president's biggest political upsets in american one of the most shocking election history early said new washington order congress after watching president trump's inauguration donald trump took office john mccain began his third decade in the senate that's an uncomfortable washington for john mccain in part because there's a president with whom he is at odds and there is senate and house that are doing things that are probably more conservative than he thought was wise congress was now very different from the one that mccain had witnessed all those years ago senator jack reed it was a difference that of period of time when we both for a senate a car or a certain issues that were very divisive but most of the issues there was a way forward on common ground and that common ground shrinking dramatically and i think he's our action was that's you know it's not good for us not good for the country relying in washington and the public block paralysis confrontation dysfunction hideous logical fury sundown replaced collaboration not many came washington was an increasingly difficult place peter baker mccain is one of the last the giants in the senate who has an independent identity that is separate from his party and it's hard to imagine whether they can be another one these days the system doesn't encourage independent thinkers and mavericks people get punished for that that shocking news about senator and former presidential candidate john calvin tumor after they roast summer even as he was diagnosed with brain cancer family including mccain was again the center of attention care that is still too close to as we voted against the president's attempt to repeal obamacare.

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"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

"President obama line to the people the cv joints step backwards in race relations in the months that phone down america's throats it's another extra populist anger sarah palin had tapped into the country racist exploded into the tea party movement who want to kill you first the things that bomb is doing exacting 's hitler debt the politics of grievance and resentment that mccain had resisted where on the rise radical communist socialists this is a party that john mccain and most republicans don't recognize anymore and they didn't even have the vocabulary to talk to the members of their party there is ugliness with these fringe people were comparing the president to hitler from that point on his misfit in the party and cleared everyone watching involved that he no longer speaks for sort of the ascendant republican base the road to the white house became could only watch as the changes in the republican party culminated in a crucial moment in two thousand sixteen everybody wants to do as the woman mccain had anointed sarah palin special special part stores thank you knew maverick lending our support for the next president of our great united states of america donald j trump john mccain sees donald trump and in effect what he seeing is the manifestation of what he brought to the table in two thousand eight by picking sarah palin heads are spinning media heads are spinning this is going to be so much sarah palin was something republican voters loved in two thousand eight and you saw donald trump completely take advantage of it and take all those sort of palin voters and add to them that breakers the campaign trail trump is picking up the endorsement from sarah payers struggle within the republican the republican nominee trump exploited the forces that mccain would not.

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"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

"And frankly we're we're scared we're scared of an obama presidency for kane tried to reassure his supporters i have to tell you he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared as president i states now i just i just now look i i put her bank he doesn't wanna play into that and yet he is picked somebody's vice president who encourages that kind of politics so he has both tapped into this force that she is at that point and is wary of what he is got himself into barack obama is projected to be the next president barack obama at illinois john mccain's quest for the presidency ended on the conservative airways they blamed him pain never had a prayer and everybody knew it from the getgo mccain is a disaster it complete unmitigated disaster cain campaign was one of the biggest ridiculous disasters in the history of camping awhile ago i had the honour of calling senator barack obama to congratulate him please to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love john mccain's time as leader of the republican party was ending also of course very thankful to governor sarah palin one of the best but mccain's decision to choose palin would go on to shape the future of the republican party glad at least he didn't blame palin the flash of brilliance was choosing sarah palin that by the people around immigration that he had not only given a platform to someone who was very corrosive to political process into the party but had very nearly put her you know within a few feet of the presidency and i would be very surprised if that didn't haunt him from then after.

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"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS

"Ruck obama was surging in the polls the case look at his campaign and you see the energies on the other side that the momentum on the other side that the freshness is on the other side because somebody stood up a few words stood up a few thousand stood up by it was really hard for john mccain especially having worked so hard to prove himself real conservative to run against the first african american candidate this exciting young charismatic figure who represented change just by getting up in the morning win this election we will change the course of history mccain was in trouble and he knew he needed a dramatic gesture by the summer when mccain got ready to make vice presidential selection we were behind adviser charlie black and we would have expected to go into the fall behind so john wanted to do something a little different this is where john mccain will appear with his running mate the announcement of his vice presidential running mate was a closely guarded secret shutdown is amazing it was so amazing all the secrecy about it a secret cars and secret names and the false airports and it was the most wanted story by any political court reporter in this country everybody wanted to find out here this is i thank you winston american enterprise institute he needed to find someone an african american running you gotta find a woman but you have to find a woman who meets some of the litmus tests in your own party to introduce to you next vice president of the united states governor sarah palin of the great state of alaska time to realize that the decision was a turning point for the republican party and the history of american politics was probably the rascist decision that john mccain and the people around him ever made the truth is they didn't know enough about her other than the fact that she excited the base ryan liz at the new yorker mccain's advisers thought she was very different than what she turned out to be they didn't realize that she would be this.

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