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Chicago Public Schools Finalize Remote Learning Plan To Start School Year
"Students students will will start start the the fall fall semester. semester. Learning Learning remotely remotely from from off off campus campus by by your your light light put, put, says says it's it's a a decision decision based based on on scientific scientific data data regarding regarding the the Corona Corona virus. virus. CPS CPS CEO CEO Janice Jackson says it's not a perfect plan and comes with some concerns students who called from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. I am extremely concerned about what this means for them, and I see it there time and time again. We are doing everything that we can to try to mitigate any, you know adverse effects to kids having to be educated in this way, so I want to make no mistake. I'm also concerned about kids who live in environments that are on, she says. It's students will use computers and ipads remotely. Publishing equivalent of a full day's class work. Daily. 24th Ward Alderman Michael Scott is chairman of City Council's Education committee. I think this gives us the opportunity to reset ourselves. Toe. Let us understand what the data is showing. And then reevaluate this plan in November, Governor Pritzker's
CPS will begin school year with students learning at home
"City and school leaders say it was a tough decision, but students will not be in the classroom even part time to start the academic year. W BBM political editor Craig Del Amore has the latest with new Corona virus cases hovering around 300 today. Chicago Public schools CEO Janice Jackson says consultations with health officials Faculty and parents led them to decide There won't be time in the classrooms in September, we will begin the new school year learning at home and continue learning remotely for the first quarter, which ends on November 6. Aldermen Michael Scott, who chairs the City Council's education committee, was one relieved Parent. My Children were very excited about the hybrid model As a parent, I was You really scared? It's in my child back to school, and I know that there are a lot of parents. A lot of teachers were also afraid of kind of what was going to happen. I think this gives us the opportunity to reset ourselves. School officials say there will be a full day of learning online each day. Craig Della More news Radio, 105.9
11 Trivia Questions on TV Bosses
"With buds dot com and it's clicked. It's clinical in the show notes so go to the show notes given a nice click and go check it out. Today's episode is a fan made episode from Luke McKay. He is a Patriot subscriber. He is a buddy of mine and he writes Great Trivia. This quiz is called. Tv bosses. So I have eleven of these four U. Eleven. Tv boss questions. I'll give you the boss's name you tell me what show they were on? And who played that boss? Who did the voice or who played in terms of acting on the show so your name the boss and the show came. It's going to be a fun one and we're going to jump into it right now eleven questions on TV bosses here. We go all right. Everybody here we go. This is round about TV bosses. And here's number one Jack Donigi number one jack. Donna gig remember. We're looking for the actor or actress who played the role. And what show was on number one Jack Donna number two Michael Scott who played that loss and what show number two Michael Scott number three C M Burns number three C M Burns whose that TV boss number three number four Leslie Nope Leslie nope number four number five Miranda Bailey number five Miranda Bailey number six Selina Meyer number six Selina Meyer number seven is Don Draper Don draper number seven number eight? Olivia Pope Number Eight. Olivia Pope Number. Nine Phil Colson number nine Phil Colson and number ten Raymond Holt Raymond halt. Your bonus. Question is the name Mallory Archer Mallory Archer name who played Mallory Archer. And what show as you did for all the other ones. That is your quick quiz on. Tv bosses we'll be right back in just a second with the answers. We are back with the answers to TV bosses. Let's see how you did on the short quiz from Luke McKay Number One Jack Donigi that was Alec Baldwin on Thirty Rock Jack down a game was played by Alec Baldwin on Thirty Rock Number. Two Michael Scott was of course Steve Carell on the office. Steve Carell on the office. I mentioned that the other day but go look up the some good news video with John Krasinski. Or He's doing a news report of good news from his house and he does a quick skype. Call with Steve Carell. It's pretty great number. Three was burn. See Montgomery Burns. And that was Harry. Shearer playing Mani Burns on the Simpsons Harry Shearer and the simpsons number four Leslie note played by Amy Poehler on parks and REC. I mentioned I'm binge in that on a recent episode. I love watching the old episodes of parks and REC number five.
Mixed reviews for administration's handling of coronavirus
"All right so last night. President trump basically said to corona virus. I'm in control here. And Corona Virus said to you in control so things are not going great out there with the grown of the big problem of course continued lack of information. The testing kits were not widely available. We just don't know how many people in the United States actually have corona virus. We don't even know how many people abroad have for a virus. What we do know is that there's certain measures that have been taken the harsher the measure Z teams. The faster the Groenemeyer is brought under control. This is true in Wuhan. It was true in South Korea where you've seen a significant bending of the curve. That is what people are calling it. The curve being the number of people who are infected and then number of people who are dying this obviously means that people are now getting increasingly serious and cautious about going to wide scale public events. Now that if you're young and you go to a big public event you're GonNa but that if you go to a public event you may become a carrier or transmitter to somebody who is more vulnerable. Somebody with a pre existing condition. Somebody who doesn't have a strong IMMUNE SYSTEM. Cancer Patients Leukemia patients. People who are older. All of this is is deeply frightening. I mean there's no other way to put it. You look the news. It's hard not to be scared and the reason it's hard not to be scared as when you see Italy shutting down every public space like all public spaces except for grocery stores and pharmacies. No Church services going on in Italy no stores open in Italy when you see Israel shutting down not only all travel all public events over one hundred people when you see people trying to shut down public events in Washington state. Obviously all of this is predicated on the notion. That Corona virus is easily transmitted which as far as we know is true and also that corona virus is a lot more deadly than the flu which is far as we know is also true but it does differ based on age bracket. It is irresponsible reporting to suggest that every person who who takes coup gets corona virus is equally likely to die of it or experienced significant ramifications from corona virus the younger. You are the better chance you have of recovering from this end. Even if you're older the majority of the people who are getting it are indeed recovering. The death rates of even for people eighty yes. It's like fifteen percent which so unbelievably high really frightening. But that means that eighty five percent of the people getting it above the lady are recovering from Corona virus. But it is lack of information that of course is scaring the living. Hell out of everyone. And this means that president trump stepping into the fray and presenting. Some sort of plan here was absolutely necessary. President trump did that last night. He got some mixed reviews. Let's put it that way but first let's get to the actual news yesterday. The World Health Organization declared a pandemic of virus disease covered nineteen according to the Washington Post the WHO declared corona virus abandoning reflecting alarm. The countries aren't working quickly and aggressively enough to fight. Disease Causes Cove in nineteen. They're deeply concerned by both the alarming levels of spreading severity and the alarming levels of an action said W. H. O. Director General throws at Hunnam Aces for weeks now the WHO has hesitated to make pandemic declaration for fear of inciting panic or prompting some countries flag in their efforts. Even though many epidemiologist believed the corona virus had already spread to pandemic levels but on Wednesday. Tether rose noted the widespread scale of the outbreak. Said there are now more than one hundred eighteen thousand cases in one hundred and fourteen countries over. Four Thousand People. Forty two hundred ninety one at that count have lost their lives in the days and weeks ahead. We expect to see the number of coronavirus cases. The number of deaths and the number of affected countries climb even higher tomorrow said that the pandemic is not a word to be used lightly or carelessly. It's award. Misuse can cause unreasonable. Fear or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over leading to unnecessary suffering and death the. Who's announcement does not trigger any new funding protocols or regulations? Basically scares the living. Hell out of everyone is what you get from that. It's not that anybody then gets released. Funding thanks to like if you declared a national emergency in the United States that gives additional powers to the government. That's not the same thing for the. Who when they declare pandemic it. Basically has the same effect as Michael Scott going to the center of the office and shouting. I declare bankruptcy like okay. Thanks Super Helpful okay. Would that said the NBA has now put it season on hold after one player tested positive for corona virus are now finding out that a second player has tested positive for run virus according to the La Times the NBA on Wednesday indefinitely. Suspended the two thousand Nineteen Two Thousand Twenty season after Utah Jazz Center Rudy. Gobert tested positive for cove in nineteen. Just a couple of days ago. Gobert who apparently was coughing and locker room. He jokingly went around He. Pressroom started touching everything. Like as a joke. Started touching all the microphones. He started touching all the reporters stuff while turns out dude head Corona virus and now it turns out that another player has come down with corona virus as well according to the League. The test result was reported. Shortly prior to the tip off of tonight's game between the Jazz Oklahoma City thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time tonight's game was cancelled the effective player was not in the arena the NBA suspending game. Play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice or now living inside space. Jam I if you remember the plot of space jam. All the players refused to play because they are afraid that they're going to be infected with the alien viruses locker room the NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps moving forward in regards to the corona virus. Pandemic Mark Cuban. Who's the owner of the Dallas Mavericks? He came out yesterday. He said that he's going to try and find a way to continue paying his hourly employees which is really cool thing to do. Obviously the Lakers and clippers were considered favorites for the championship. Lakers landed in China for exhibition games. After an international incident. This was just. The end of last year Lakers employees are being advised to work from home for the foreseeable future. The clippers will not practice on Thursday. Meanwhile we're now finding out the Tom. Hanks Rita Wilson have tested positive for corona virus which is always good news and by good news. I mean just ridiculous in horrifying so even celebrities. Scarola CORONA virus falls on the on the blessed and the un-blessed alike as first reported by deadline the Academy Award winner and his wife or animal -cation in Australia for pre production of a film on Elvis Presley when they began experiencing symptoms hanks wrote in a statement first published by deadline and later share to twitter. We felt a bit tired like we had colds. That's body aches. Read ahead some shows that came and went slight fevers to to play things right as needed in the world right now tested for corona virus and were found to be positive thanks went on to say that he and Wilson will be tested observed an isolated for as long as public health and safety require a meanwhile as I mentioned we. We now have a breaking piece of news that Jazz Star Donovan. Mitchell has tested positive for virus as well jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been clicked careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings as well. So that's scary stuff. Reuters reporting the president airboats narrow of Brazil is being tested for Corona virus. We know the Health Minister of Great Britain has corona virus. So this thing is it is widespread it is. It is hitting a lot of people. It would not be surprising to me that if universal testing were available in the United States hundreds of thousands of people would have grown a virus. Already that would not be shocking at all the Brazilian government spokesman who met with President Trump last weekend and was pictured standing next to him has now tested positive for corona virus as well so you would hope that the president of the United States has been tested for corona virus. The Brazilian President mentioned is now being monitored for viruses scheduled for the week was cancelled. Both were with Donald Trump and Mike pence last Saturday at mar-a-lago as well so all of this is All of this is deeply disturbing. We're going to get to more of this in just one second and president trump's response which as I say is receiving at best mixed reviews and frankly those mixed reviews are
11 Trivia Questions from 'The Office'
"Time for some office quotes. I am going to give you the quote and you tell me who said it. You're GonNa have some fun if you like that. Show here. We go all right here. We go guys. This is question number. One for office quotes. I'll read you the quote and you have to tell me who said it. I will give you the hint that none of the names from the show are used more than once. You're not gonNA hear a bunch. Did you. Different quotes from Dwight. May here one quote from Dwight or none at all. But I do that. Maybe maybe not. Here's question number one. Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know what's going. I just hope I find it along the way question number one. WHO said that on the office? Sometimes I'll start a sentence and don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way number one question number two. If I don't have some cake soon I might die if I don't have some cake soon. I might die number two number three for my new year's resolution. I gave up drinking during the week week number three for my new year's resolution I gave up drinking during the week. I gave up drinking for my new year's resolution but it's February so here the Margarita. Not a huge fan of margaritas myself. But that's what they had here at Grandma's number four get a friend loser. That's the whole quote a friend loser. number four. Get a friend loser. WHO said that on the office number four number five? What is so stupid about wanting to name a baby asher? What is so stupid about wanting to name a baby usher number five question number six? There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn't that kind of the point. There's a poignant quote from the office number six. There's a lot of beauty beauty in ordinary things. Isn't that kind of the point number seven. This is a documentary. I thought we were like Specimens Simmons and a Human Zoo. This is a documentary. I thought we were like specimens in a human zoo. WHO said that on the office number seven questionable? I haven't proposed to anyone in years number eight. I haven't proposed that anyone in years question number nine Michael is leaving and apparently they already hired a new manager. And we're meeting today. It's a lot to process paperwork. Wise wise who said that number nine. It's a lot to process paperwork. Wise number ten. Holly is ruining joining. Michael's life he thinks she's so special and she so not. Her personality is like three number ten. WHO said that Holly's ruining Michael's life? He thinks she's so uh-huh special and she's so not. Her personality is like a three and number eleven for two points. How many pranks the gym pull on Dwight in the whole series? Now this is one you just have to kind of guesstimate. I had the person who guessed the closest without going over. Got Two points in my life five trivia nights but just take an educated guess for two point how many pranks do you think Jim pulled on Dwight in the entire series I did get the number from office wicky. Ah Fan page. That counted up every prank. So I think it's pretty accurate. Those are all your questions for office quotes. We'll be right back in just a second with eleven answers we're back with the answers to office quote Trivia. Let's see if you've got these right. Who said what on the office number one? Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I I find it along the way I almost couldn't finish that sentence. It was Michael Michael Scott Right off the bat number one Michael Number two of I don't have some cake soon. I might die. I was Stanley Stanley. Love Cake and Pretzel Day number. Three four my new year's resolution I gave up drinking during the week. That was meredith. Of course meredith. Who was just stan dancing with the stars? Not that long ago number four get a friend. Loser was Dwight. Dwight says. Get a friend loser. I just got the Dwight. CPR dummy mask or he cuts off off the face and wears it like silence of the lambs. They made a Fungal Papa that can only get an Fye at store at the mall and I pre-ordered one and I picked it up like a month and a half late but I did get it earlier earlier today and I'll post it over on the discord APP chat. If you want to see what it looks like go try and find it number five. What is so stupid? About wanting to become a baby usher that is Kelly. Kapoor wants to name her baby with I think Ryan she wants to name their baby. Usher number six. There's a lot of beauty ordinary things. Isn't that kind of the point. I think that's the last quote of the entire our series from Pam and zoom in the picture of the office building that she painted on the outside number seven. This is the this is a documentary. I thought we were like specimens in Human Zoo. That's Kevin Kevin from the office number eight. I haven't proposed anyone in years. Andy Bernard who proposes to a bunch of people on the show. Andy number nine. Michael School is leaving an apparently. We've got a lot to process paperwork. Wise that was Oscar Oscar always looking at the paperwork number tallies ruining Michael's life. He thinks she so special. And she's not her personalities like a three. That's Aaron on the office at the Front Desk. Aaron and number eleven for two points how many pranks to Jim Dwight in the entire series according into the Wikki a page for office it is one hundred fourteen pranks hopefully you were close to nailing that number. That's what she said
Seahawks ready for game against Packers
"Seahawks ready for the playoff match up in Green Bay and head coach Pete Carroll says part of the reason is that they got a chance to practice out of the cold Thursday before he left for the frozen tundra the weather was just right for us the it was a really good opportunity get out the temperature was about five degrees in game time you know what it looks like you sell more we feel really good about getting a chance to you know get that come in that regard the record grade twelves were outside of the mac yesterday to see the team off to the airport including Michael Scott who says it's fun to see all the support from all all these these plans plans plans and and and then then then later later later when when when you you you see see see pictures pictures pictures from from from on on on the the the bus bus bus and and and you you you see see see players players players go go go on on on this this this is is is the the the reception reception reception we we we get get get when when when we we we lose lose lose it's it's it's it's it's it's awesome awesome awesome I I I think think think it's it's it's great great great support support support and and and just just just like like the the twelves aren't worried about the weather here coaches saying he's not worried about stone Wisconsin interfering with their Saturday workout game time tomorrow Seattle time at three forty snow and very cold is possible in the
Will Apple monetize iMessage for Android devices?
"Apples moving into services there. It's like well. Everyone else is trying to create their own hardware software stuff apples moving into services. Because it's not. China is not a hardware game anymore. It's Outta hardware game and that's the thing I mean. We were talking about years ago. I think you're on the show years ago. Apple actually was playing with a message on android and windows. This was a real thing they were playing. Never never pull the trigger. The software was develop. They had it in the hands of Beta testers. Yeah but I think that would be a huge mistake. The problem with that is I message needs to become monetize right in order for that. No no wait wait wait telling you. This is the only way this'll happen you're wrong I'm message will have to be monetize in order for them to do this now. I'm not saying monthly fee. What I'm saying what they're going to start offering and I'm still hanging onto this? That the day will come within the next few years that we table be monetize for us to as Iowa's users when you go into an Emoji or you going into a gift you're going to be able to buy packages of those gef a few and those emojis they're gonna end up doing it. This is one of the few services on this phone that they don't make money off of okay but listen. Listen you gotta see the bigger picture like they see a lot of people like you know. I would pay ten dollars a month to have I message on my android device or something. They could monetize but they don't need to monetize is it. That's not the I'm they make way more money through. I message because you're on an iphone because if you're on an iphone because of I message but how about if you're not getting it will be monetize. I'm saying for Android or windows right now on the android windows us they need you use apple hardware because then you buy apple services if you use if you miss it. You're stuck on your iphone. You'RE GONNA start paying for Apple TV. I cloud Apple music like all their services. Add up and that's how they're monetize it. What I'm saying is if they were to release it on other platforms they would have to monetize monetize it to make sense if the I'm still I'm willing to bet they will? They will release this one day. They will monetize it on those platforms platforms and they will monetize it on. Iowa's it's not going to be a monthly fee. It's going to be packages that you buy like emojis. And this and you know they're already already starting to incorporate this stuff once they see their user base is starting to use it. It's over you're going to end up paying areas ways six. I there is. There's no way I'm not so I'm not saying they're not gonNA monetize not give it to android and windows people. They will not to make money money off of them because they if okay just hearing if they give a message to android and windows users sure they'll make money by magnetising. I message but they make way more money if they just have the whole customer US message. You're using your iphone buying into all the other their apple services so that market's going to mature they're hitting that point ready Mitch that's why freaking out and making services in that. That is why they're going. You know what aren't they. They're not gonNA bet right now. Okay Okay let's see what this is November fifth two thousand nineteen right at the next five years Ties and make it make it very clear in the next five years. You're saying they're going cross platform they will. We'll go cross platform and or monetize my message. Is it two separate bets. I'll take two separate budget you. They will monetize with the next three years. Okay they're going to have a movie packs this bullshit pack okay. You're going to go on. I message I'm going to say okay as you know what I want to send John an Emoji of Michael from the office. Yeah Okay I. I'm not saying that they won't do that. I have. I'm going to only have. Let's say five or six Michael Scott Emojis but if I want the full office this pack because I'm a huge office fan. I pay four ninety nine to ninety nine whatever it is and get one hundred different ones. That's fine I'm not. I'm okay Eh. But I'm saying they're not going cross platform ever okay. I will say five years. They're going to go cross platform that I'll how I'm GONNA take it out you're GONNA come to New York text me I sent you. I sent you Michael Scott flashing dollar that that was the pack. I will take you out. We will go to Mastro steakhouse and I will okay for dinner. Okay if if I lose lose the bet you will do a front paycheck. Totally naked with. We'll be okay. I will support and I'll give you a thousand dollars done done deal. Yeah because I think it's GonNa cost me thousand virtual shake shake. No but I do think that there's a possibility here because of them entering the services business. Yeah it's not GonNa Cross platform I am so they won't do it
Butler does it, leads 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7
"Right. So last night we watched the Sixers and blazers both force game seven and watching the Sixers game last night. I think it's it's clear to everybody. Joel Embiid had a big game plus forty which you never see me come plus forty for game him in Michael Scott. That's what she said. Oh, it had big the big plus minus his last night, but watching this game and actually seeing how this is evolved over the course of the past few weeks, a couple of months is that while Joel Embiid, and Ben Simmons clearly are the more talented players. Jimmy Butler is the MVP this team. I mean, this is what the what he does enable to cover up for the faults of the other guys Ben Simmons not able to jump shot. Joel Embiid taking nights off. He's a playoff guy. He's a playoff guy. That's gonna take bigshots make big plays. And you look at the the end of this first half the sequence where he hits the jumper with nine seconds left thirteen point lead. All right. The raptors come down for the last shot strips Kawai. Goes in for a layup where many players with looked up at the clock and said, oh, I got it. Stop and take a jumper with one point five seconds left. Instead of going to go to the Cup in with less than a second left. They're up by fifteen. The place is going crazy teammates jumping on top. He's got his hands up. Come on. He's that special kind of guy that can grab a team and say, okay, this moment is not too big. For me. We need a basket. I'll be able to do it not somebody that can be around team more than two or three years because we've seen a brace of as he is. But he's kind of like the the Bill Parcells of players, right? Can be around for a couple of years. And then I have to go someplace else, but he is like he is everything this team
"michael scott" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
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"michael scott" Discussed on The CultCast - Cult of Mac
"And I couldn't believe what I was reading because I'm like, not only is this guy named Alba Scott. Apple, Scott, Michael Scott. But that is something that Michael Scott. Let's say in the office is Not it not. totally one. He says then they cut the gym gym's looking at the camera. Puzzled. This guy is just laying off people even though there doesn't really seem to be a good reason to do it. And then he throws a party. Writes, I know it's pretty hot. It's pretty weird you need to write a book. I'm read the story. But I thought it was Steve Jobs at him. Bozo explosion. Really, maybe it was. It may not have been just did a quick search. And it said that. He you know, he may have done, but the kind of thing he would say, isn't it? Why was this guy even CEO in the first place where was Steve Jobs through? All this was he was the. CEO Apple's first CEO. This is this just keeps getting better. How did we not know this? How did you know? It's well, you've never talked about it. I doubt you knew it either you're pretending. But. Louis, and they and it wasn't mock it as idea to get because it was, you know, says what twenty years old and walls is twenty years old to my extensive research on Wikipedia. Yeah. Mark, mike. Mark ULA persuaded Michael Scottie, Scott who had been at National Semiconductor to be the first CEO because Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak were seen as too insufficiently experienced that an adult adults. Sheryl Sandberg Facebook to all these twenty year olds start these billion dollar companies. They need someone to run these things apple is going so fast, and the they had to hire people to keep up with the the business that they were generating. And that's why. From what I what I remember. And it may not be right. But I think they will them from from HP, they put it all these HP manages. And then so then apple attendance like HP, and that's what the explosion because all these jobs Hazel these HP people because they would like there was unimaginable. They just want to like, you know. Stana pods and put it in a cheap box and sell as many as possible. And it drove me crazy because it was like anti-theft apples whole philosophy of of making beautiful machines and beautiful software and integrate and the whole thing, you know, he was finding this this this this culture was getting imported with all these bozos coming from other Silicon Valley companies those push fake, the gods that Steve Jobs was such a meglomaniac that he was able to wrestle the reins away from all these untalented executives and business people on the long road to the middle and take apple to a place. Otherwise. John. I mean, you know, you never know what if he'd been the first CEO would apple ever got off the off the launch pad rarely they may not be the main about not being apple today. If. Judge you know, as a rash. Twenty one year old all those years ago, stinky, long hair. He put his his fate in the toilet and flush the toilet. I have never heard stories that movie jobs, which I saw a part of. Like Easter like de stress used to put his foot in the toilet. And then it's flush the toilet. My god. I'm not. I I do there was something about him that link meet to him. I had no idea we have that in common. Okay. But we're not going to top that. Let's go ahead. Let's go ahead. And Ralph Michaels, Scott Steve Jobs, plus his in the toilet. You can't top that. We should even skip our show next week. All right. That's all the cast. We have you guys this week. But if you guys wanna come say, hi talk just about any stories you mentioned on today's show. We're all on Twitter at air fun and the L K Lewis out Lewis walls. This has been the co cast the best thirty plus album conversation. You're gonna hear all week long. New episodes.
"michael scott" Discussed on KFC Radio
"I think it's worse. That's that's the Michael Scott, see when they go when they're at the convention during the black light. And it's like, it's either blood semen like I hope it's urine. Black late in the hotel has to be a disaster. Very often though. Yeah. I that's we really bury the lead there. How often do you go into hotel, and it's clean? Well, it's it's not that I go in and it's clean, obviously as human beings, we leave forensic evidence wherever we go. But when I do is I removed the forensic. So I have the black light. And then with salad tongs, I removed the comforter, and then what about the towels? I cover I make a path for myself from the bed to the bathroom because I don't want my feet to touch the carpet or my socks or anything. What Austin right for you for you know. Can I hit you on some on gloves? He's like, I have gloves. Valid Tong seem way more difficult than gloves. But you get some surgical gloves those things right in the trash. Eat done salad. Tongs? See that's like. I don't know some kind of new mechanism, and you gotta worry about the south tongs getting dirty. No, I know the south tongues don't touch where I see the stains. Okay. They don't what I'm saying. Really? There's a method to my your several salad tongs. And then those get dirty. That's what with the TSA guy. Go. Why do you have salad tongs in a black light come on? It makes sense. I'm going to do barstool sports. Or sometimes they just ask. Oh. Well, we apologize for the state. Wow. It's been fifteen minutes of apologizing. It's okay. What we got fifty more coming your way right now. I really have Have we. we reached the halfway point? That's what I do when I'm in trouble. I say I'm sorry. I'm sorry until the person's like never talked to me again. And And that's that's happening. happening. I think we're trending. I'm pretty sure there's going to be a one and done, right. How are is? This your way of inviting me back. There's an open invite for you to come back. I just can't imagine you ever making your promise right now. New chair new. Well, we got a new office in a couple months going to be beautiful. How do you know 'cause feeling that this office was wants beautiful? And then you this. This is a strong word. We we were in over our head when we first came here next office. We know everything we need state of the art bathrooms are going to be in this office. Two to three years. We were supposed to be here for five years. One floor. We had to expand to a second floor right away in our packed to the gills. Here. We grew up estimate all we were gonna so we're stuck here. Right now. You didn't think this was going to be successful? We didn't think was going to be as successful as quickly as it was. I know this is it's blown up. Yeah. It's it's I'm thrilled to be a small part of that. I don't think I am a part of that. You are you are. Interview. I can promise you you're here. We're a part of a deal or no deal. We watch. It. We help grow it. Wow. What a segue. Valerie. That was seamless. My segue was was going back to the apologies. I was going to ask. If you apologize to that poor bastard who got the five dollars the other day. That was the hardest thing for me. The hardest thing for me is a host on dealer. No deal is not the throttle. Somebody's neck to say, and I tried to if you watch that..
Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans
"Election could see foreign interference? Or do you think in the twenty eighteen midterms the social media companies tried their best to clamp down on this? How hard to say, but I don't make too big a deal of Debbie. I really don't there's something like five billion messages going out every minute in this world, and it's impossible to make a big dent. You just can't do it. If you look at the whole numbers of engagements on Instagram Snapchat, Facebook Twitter, and I'm not even talking about television and radio and e mails. It's a minute fraction of one percent. Now, we make a big deal of it. Because while it's Russia. You know, what let's be honest in this country. We're all at each other's throats. Anyway, we don't need to worry about Russia were already a completely polarized in this nation, and to what extent Russia contributes that. I'm really not that worried. Well, in the words of Michael Scott, Steve curls character on the office. Fool me once. Shame on you. Fool me twice strike three.
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"And a big old plastic cone that she was supposed to wear around her neck to stop her barring wet the stitches, unfortunately, Rosie doesn't like Cohn. I don't think who would like the code. No living creature would ever really want to cone around and neck preventing them from living life to its fullest. You know, whether that's worrying away some stitches on your bellio. Looking your genitals. All one of the other things that makes life. It must be absolutely bad to have a big plastic cone around your neck, and Rosie made that very clear immediately. It seemed to me that she was almost deliberately bumping into things. And then looking at us as if to say what the fuck this shit around my fucking, neck a main Why why are you are you doing doing? and we'd say well rose? This is why you shouldn't go running off. And then she'd just go and stand in the corner and stare at the wall. It was bad though. Because it's no fun to see someone you love in distress. Like that especially if they are unable to articulate what they going through United. Anyway, I'm glad to say that she is recovering very well and within a few days she was bouncing around again and smiling and excited to go outside. But now for the time being least we've gotta keep her on the leash when this wound is one hundred percent hail. Then I didn't. I maybe she can go running around again it feels that mean to stop from going where she wants out here in the middle of nowhere. But at the same time, he's clearly not very sensible. Anyway, there's more rosy news than you need before. I go. I just like to give a short plug related to Matt Lamont who at its this podcast from time to time. He's been doing some directing recently on TV show called the ministry of Justice made by the fellows from the award winning hidden camera and political satire show. The revolution will be televised. Then you program the ministry of Justice sees the both tackling Britain's drug problem in their own special way. And establishing the UK's I designated mugging zone as well. As many other similar set of pranks and stunts. I'm sure they don't like the would prank source stunts, but they go if you're gonna hide cameras and be weighed with people prank can stunt will be deployed the ministry of Justice begins this week channel four Friday. The thirtieth of November at eleven PM. That's it for this week. Rosie. Let's head back. Come on Scott chest. Thanks very much. Indeed, what's again to Michael Scott mall, and to his publishes for helping us arrange the meeting. Thank you very much. Indeed shameless Murphy Mitchell for production support, thanks shameless much-appreciated till next time. Take extremely good cat, especially if your interfering pirates, I love you.
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"The book is great for for so many reasons also because you talk about the process off coming home big the temptation, I would imagine it's to think. Okay. I'm out so happy ending, right? But of course, the process of reintegrating and coming back home and dealing with all everything that's happened to you is going to be probably as hard as the experience itself. No, not as hard. But it still took a long time. I mean, it's you don't know what you're in for, you know, and when I I realized I was going free. I wasn't prepared. You know, I was so used to being a hostage. I didn't know how to live like an individual. In the west. So I had to relearn some of that. But the, you know, perhaps fortunately, my body was in such bad shape that I I couldn't move around a lot and do all that stuff that you might want to do even if I wanted to. So my body's sort of forced me to take it easy. One of the things that you talk about in the book that happened to you off your release was the opportunity that you've got to go to the Seychelles was it. Yeah. Exactly. And hook up with Raleigh. Again, you fellow right? Because while we were sitting there together on the non three on the ship Rolley told me about this mango tree near his house where he liked to have beer when he was on shore out fishing. And you know, there was a liquor store down the road or something where they got their beers. And they said Roly if we ever get outta here. I wanna have a beer with you under- the mango tree. And I was in touch with his family after I got out who had accounts on social media, and that kind of thing and we arranged visit without telling Rowley so I after a year year and a half or so I went down to the Seychelles. And from Berlin went to find Rowley with the help of his daughter, and he wasn't expecting me. And so they lead me up to his place. And he was just sitting there on the porch. You know, saying something cranky. He saw me anyway. Hey, Mike, and almost immediately that same day we had a beer at the mango tree. That's wonderful, man..
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"They're not sentimental like that at all, right? They might you know, a larger dog or something like that. But a cat was sort of useless to us, Molly. But for me, it was company and the the cat liked me because I gave it tuna canned tuna and some powder milk. And so I had the cat and the cat was dirty and flea-ridden, but I gave it a shower. It went from sort of dull orange to very break, peach. And because he was orange and I found him around Halloween named him Jack. But then after a week or so I realized it wasn't even a boy so renamed Julianne Julianne Moore Julianne Moore under the redhead show. Yeah. That must have been hugely comforting had you by that time had Europe if any about hope, and how to treat hope. Yeah. I had probably started that disciplined on myself by late twenty thirteen. I started to think in those terms after the first year was over and. Actually, what the kitten did was open up my emotions a little bit. Which was also dangerous. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 'cause you talk about hope you like an to heroin for a hostage. Yeah. Exactly. The problem with hope, you know, you people say, well, how did you keep your hopes up? And in my case, at least I did not the pirates wanted me to keep my hopes up. The pirates kept saying Michael you're gonna get out in two weeks. Michael you're gonna get get out in ten days. And when I was stupid enough to believe them, I saluted on the cloud of hope for a few days. And then something went wrong, and I didn't go free, and I was devastated and in worse emotional shape than I had been before. Which means that hope and despair form the cycle in the book describe it as a breaking wheel, and it was a breaking wheel that you had to detach yourself from. So I learned to sort of detach myself from it entirely, which meant in practice living without hope, I don't know if that's too bleak away to put it though. Because obviously, I had also at some point maybe some point later, but at some point I made a conscious decision to live rather than struggling with that question whether to kill myself every day, and so making that conscious decision to live, even if you're just living in the moment, not thinking too hard about the future. That's also a hope thing. But the point is you're not living for hope hope is not the main motor. That's keeping your going. So practically speaking that is tailing thoughts of the few Jeter and going home and your loved ones. Right. So if you're if you're living in the future, especially in a situation like that you're living in a in a very happy place. But you're not really living in a happy place because you're living in a dirty prisoners. So you have to sort of moderate that stuff. So what takes the place of that of hope, and how do you stop it becoming disparaged depression? Well, precisely that way. I mean, like, I said the flipside of hope is to spare. And both of them are just emotional ways of living for the future. So they're both forms of uncertainty too. So despair is uncertainty to you might think it's more realistic. It is not it's is just as unrealistic as hope because you're living in the future on the present. So getting yourself away from that cycle getting yourself away from those particular emotions about the future was the way to live in the present. Without a terrible swing of a motion one way or the other..
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"But I was then in the hands of different wing of the pirate king. Basically, they tried to be nice to me. They tried not to freak me out. Right. Okay. So bad in that your time on the boat was at an end, exactly. And all of a sudden. I was in solitary confinement. But I was with guys who tried not to be threatening. Had you been separated from early by that point. Yeah. Roller remained on the boat. So once they took me off, we separated rise. So that was bad as well that was bad. So by the time, you get back to land you no longer on the boat will set about a year of captivity about nine months. I think I was on the ship for five and I'd been on land for three more more like eight months, and then moved to land in the fall of two those dwell. Did you see Raleigh again? Never you've seen him since seen him since Simpson freedom, but not in smaller. What was your mental state when you back on land after having been on the non three I was then I was panicking. I was upset, but I was also. Oddly hopeful, partly because I listen to what the pirate said, but they tried to make out like I was going to go free sometime soon. You know, they said ten days, you can go free, and they were going to take me to the airport or something like that. And one of them told me that in secret. And then the story changed, but we wound up actually driving Galkayo. So I knew once we'd settled that we're on go Kyle when they were actually trying to tell me that I was in her daddy, which is totally different town. But I knew we were in Galkayo because I could hear the planes landing at the same airport where I'd seen my partner Ashwin off. But it turned out to be very long time before I went free. We there until your release. Yeah. Oh my God. So that's two and a half years. No little under two years. I think. Okay. Long enough. What was the routine like Diane day that? At a very slow. They put me to bed around sundown. Let me wake up around sunup. So basically between those two calls to prayer. I was supposed to be under mosquito tent where did you get hold of the bible? Oh that was only on the ship. So the Filipinos who are Christian. They gave us a couple of bibles on the ship. And so that was reading material I read the bible twice. That's when the Dylan song was going to had you read it hitherto. I was I had been a devout Catholic. Boy. So I knew the bible, but it was a good reintroduction to some of the stories, and at that point, I was so desperate. And I was interested in somehow. Learning to die. You know? And I I was really looking for something solid to hang onto the bible. And it was remarkable. How vague the bible could be about death. When you really looking for information. So at first I found it frustrating learning to die because you fade you would be killed because you considering killing yourself a little both. But I think on the ship. It was more. I thought it was going to have to face death. So I wanted to do it in some some way that could benefit somebody else. And yeah, no, we all know the principles of that. I was looking for a little something more in the bible and its there. But it's there in poetry. I mean, it's there if you read it like fundamentalist do is really hard to glean, something real. Yeah. You can't be too literal. No, it's like Bob Dylan. He has a lot like Bob Dunne. There's also a cat that was there for awhile. Yes. I got a cat sometime. I think in the fall of two thousand thirteen simply because I heard it cry. It was a kitten somewhere in the corner and the mother gone off somewhere and sound like the Kipp was hungry. So I asked when the pirates to bring it to me, and they thought it was bizarre that I was feeling at all affectionate towards cat because to them cats as vermin and there were like rats. Okay. Is that not what keeping pets is not palm culture?.
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"I think my best chance would have been to either to happen across a nomad hut or somehow discover of cross country truck, but I didn't know where any of those things were. And in the meantime, Somalis are not bad trackers so much instant seem to good. But seeing something as possible helped my mood of it. And it gave my mind something to work on that was my state of mind throughout was always for a puzzle like that to work on. But you'll first serious escape attempt was was off the ship. I mean once once they placed me on the ship. I'm a surfer. So I don't think any Somalia's knew that. But once they place me on the ship. I was thinking about swimming. I was thinking about jumping off could you see the land from where? Yeah. Even without my glasses. I mean, we could see the sort of jumble of buildings that marked out sort of Hobo on shore. So we're meyler so off which is swim -able, and the weather was pretty good. Most of the time when the monsoon started in the summer in two thousand twelve got very. So it was less swim. But some days were really calm but late in the summer after I'd been thinking about this over and over the ship, which started deteriorate loss, it's anchor chain. So that anchor chain actually broke one afternoon, and we all heard it on the ship start moving. You know, it started spinning in this really strong current that moved north along the shore and the rest of the crew hustled to try and get the ship under control they had to get the engine going. But the engine didn't sound very good. And by then the US military certainly knew where I was there had been drones. And there had been a particular twin engine plane that came with regularity. And about twenty minutes after that anchor chain broke that twin engined plane was circling around us to come in look. So that meant that it could respond from not very far away, which meant me that maybe there was an aircraft carrier nearby in any case, it meant that the military new I was and that night when the ship was sort of trundling long the shore in the dark. We were being observed. I mean, there was no way that they were not gonna watch where the American hostage was gone. And I thought well if I this is my chance first of all to get off before the pirates take us on shore. And also I thought there watching this is not a bad chance to sort of precipitator rescue. So I found an excuse to go downstairs and pretending some toilet paper. And when I saw my moment, I kicked off my sandals and jumped into the water from one of the lower deck's well from the deck that we were on so okay. Still twenty feet above the water or so, but that was a spectacular swim. It was not just a good little bit of exercise, but it was an emotional release. I've been dreaming about fantasizing about all summer. You know, and the water was warm. You know, it was dark, but it was salty. I felt very buoyant. You could float in the Indian Ocean. Pretty well. Yeah. But I when I jumped I I was afraid of getting shot, obviously. And so I even though you would have been thinking that want to kill me because they still want the money, right? But they might be startled into shooting me. My they might have orders to shoot me try to get away. So I didn't know what was going to happen..
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"And it's a very mellow sort of folks on the way, he wrote it first and then Hendrix recorded it the way he did. And then Dylan did it electric almost all the time afterwards onstage. He really admired Hendrix's version. Yeah. And I'm in its electric version has this really apocalyptic sound, you know, which I think. Was resistible to Dylan. Anyway, that song stayed with me. And once I realized the actual source for it, which was. It's about a prophecy of the decline of Babylon. You know, it's about the end of an unjust worldly power. And there's lots of imagery in the rest of Zia about the destruction of Babylon, and how the city would belong to two lizards an AL's or dragons als, and I thought well, that's a pretty good description of some lawyer right now, I mean Dylan Hendrix would have liked to imagine. I think the western world in the US government as a sort of Babylon or the music industry, these establishments. But I was in a very different sort of power structure, and to me, it was interesting to think about the pirate gang itself as a sort of Babylonian power not that they were ever so well established, but being in Samaya like that was topsy turvy everything served turned on its head. Would you hear western stuff on the radio every now, and no they listen to the radio and they heard their own folk song. So I heard a lot of Somali pop music. Sorry. Lot of smelly. Music. The folk music is actually really interesting. In fact, there's one song by Canaan who Somali cold win the line learns to speak, and I think Cain on it's also Assad. So I think he comes from the same clam as these pirates and one of the songs that came around on their on their radios was the original of that song. So the the folk song that came on took it from which has sort of same call and response in the same tunes at. Hey. This week apology has within speeds apology fails to be this created travels across the earth Z's from Somalia to the Wisden dis. It knows no boundaries. Geez. It's studied in parts of Greece. The. How quickly did you start thinking about escape within the first ten days? I think. Yeah. And what's scenarios, we you mentioning? Well, once we had moved to one particular camp. I noticed that. There was a trail out in the direction of where we went to P. So I imagine doing that some hour of the morning, but then I tried to imagine where I would go, and it was difficult to see how things would go from there..
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"Yeah. They they offered it to me all the time. Yeah. I didn't take it all the time because I didn't wanna get addicted. But every now, and then I had a couple of stems and it made me feel better for an hour. I mean, it really did dissipate year depression, and that's what Molly said they said, Michael take some cut. All your troubles will go away. I said have you looked outside, you know, just look around at your own country. Cut does not make your troubles go away. Just makes you feel better. You know, these guys needed a whole pile of it every afternoon to get as high as they wanted to get just to keep up their addiction. Once you get really get addicted. Your productivity goes out the window because you have to sit there and munch like a cow for hours who's paying for that. Then that's coming out that wages that came into their wages. So they kept careful track of that in notebooks. You know, the pirate bosses knew exactly how many days they were working in the exactly that many days. They were getting loads of cut. So. Yeah, that was all going to be deducted at the end, supposedly. That's always good to have men on drugs. Isn't that? Great. Yeah. Around your everyday. Yeah. And I mean were them times when they did just get Jiang Lee and trigger-happy patent. Yeah. Definitely sometimes at the peak of getting high. They would get belligerent with each other. And they would fight or yell. Not all the time. You know, most of the time they just got loud, and they chatted a lot. And that was annoying enough to me because I prefer just to sit in the corner quietly with my own thoughts, but every afternoon after the cut delivery, I knew that sort of peace was over. Yeah. Sometimes the branch they're going to each other and flipped up the safeties and God don't start shooting this concrete room. No. So where were you where did you spend most of your time when you were on that boat? We spent most of the time on the work deck. So there was a square deck kind of forward on the ship of a head of the bridge. And that's where the most of the men slept and it was sort of sun beaten deck, and we had find a place to sit there and just wile away the being a backpacker on ferry from. Yeah. A lot like harassed except you don't go anywhere. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And we could fish over the side we had hand line. So catch fish. We were probably anchored over a coral reef. So the fish were very interesting and the fish tastes had really good. But that was the only sort of divert. It wasn't the only diversion. We could also make cards out of a cigarette cartons and play card games. And there was a DVD player. So could watch cartoons movies and things like that. But eventually there was a fight over the DVD player and somebody threw it in the ocean. Well, one of the other hostages. Yeah. One of the hostages. I think by that point the DVD player broken. But there were fights over what dole action Ryan. Oh, Oh, yeah. yeah. That's it's hard enough. Choosing a movie to watch with your friends that can go on for a long time. Exactly. The Chinese guys like to listen to sort of Chinese karaoke. And everyone else hated that. But there was always like an hour after breakfast where they played karaoke, and they sort of saying long. Nobody else knew the songs. Your music fan. Right. Yeah. Of course. Yeah. And so how important was music for you during that whole experience. Did you sing to yourself or anything like that? That's really interesting. I of course, I had songs going through my head a lot. They just do anyway. But one song that kept recurring was all along the watchtower. You know, the first line is there must be some kind of way outta here. So it's about freedom. But it's also once I read the bible, I realized it's also based on verse of Isaiah. So the imagery come straight from the Old Testament. Who wrote that song originally Dylan road is still? Yeah, it's Dylan song..
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"And that's where I met him. Right. And so he was going to be your fixer in Somalia fixer. So I went with another journalist and gala had brought another journalist through the same region a few months before. So he had a track record as a fixer. Uh-huh. And what measures would take into protect you all you are out there. He hired a bunch of guards. And we took a an enormous guard contingent when we went from Galkayo to Hobo, which is on the coast inland and hobos where all the pirates will hold up, and that's kind of a well-known pirate town. Yeah. So they they launch a lot of their missions from there. And it's a town. That's still sort of under the command of pirates, the they as an organized criminal force. They have sway over there. Now, I'm just imagining the parts of the Caribbean. Right. This Disneyland nealon. dog running round of well, so you'll fix the guy says to you at one point I've heard that Muhammad gafa, Angie, this a pirate Lord is offering a fifteen million dollar award for you. Yeah. That was the rumor Ross was that all of a sudden the pirates knew I was there. And this guy was going to offer a bunch of money for me. So she gets real. That was scary. But we sat down and talked about it. And a lot of rumors go around that part of the world too. So right. So you didn't immediately think actually fuck this. I'm going to go home. Right. And then can you describe the circumstances of your eventual catcher? Yeah. I was in Somalia total of ten days before it got captured and by then we had finished reporting. I mean, we were more or less done. I still had a couple of things I wanted to do. And then I was going to be off to Nairobi and my partner Ashwin flew off to Mogadishu and the flights were on separate days because that airport isn't very busy. So I went with them to the airport and. We had agreed to do everything together. And so we saw him off very safely, and then he was on his way to Mogadishu when we set off back towards the hotel and on the road between the airport in the town. There was a technical which is about a wagon or truck with a great big gun waiting for us on the side of the road. And you know, technical can be good or bad could have been friendly could've been looking out for our safety. But it turned out to be full of pirates. And these guys saw our car aim their cannon right through a windshield. And twelve guys in the bed of the truck came over to my side of the car and pulled me out. And when we you'll protect his at that point, right? There was a guard in the car, but he felt completely overwhelmed by the side of the cannon, and he didn't even fire shot. And so the twelve gunman they fired into the air. That's what I knew it was pretty serious, and they open the door my car, which I tried to hold closed, and they beat on my wrist. So I would let go and then the yanked me out and beat me up. And then bundled into. Another call stamp Tonio glasses as glosses where that's one of the more distress horrifying. Yeah. No. I knew that was bad news when it happened. But the glasses were the first thing to go. You You know? know, I'm presumably you were not able to pop into spec. Savers faxed three years. No. I kept asking them from glasses, actually. But they said. Oh, yeah. And then nothing happens. You have like another path from another hostage or anything. No. But my mother actually tried to send glasses it was just difficult to find the right groups that would hand package like that off. Yes. So it never quite worked. That's so strange. I've been reading some World War One letters from an army officer to his wife and the whole system of cap packages. Yeah. Was incredibly efficient. Yup. They were getting you know, he could we're running out of cake. We really really want. Strawberry jam. Also, could you send my boost really comfy once that by the dole? It'd be great. And they did it and they did. Well, so when my mother had in this is how the desert in the starts out..
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"Did you like parts when you a little shirt? Yeah. It had a sort of romance pirates. When I was a kid, but what was interesting to me is that the didn't exist anymore for a very good reason. There was a sort of order placed on the world's ocean starting in the early eighteen hundreds by the rise of nation states. And also by the rise of the United States, which specifically formed a navy to go out and quell Barbary pirates because they were a burden on trade. And it occurred to me that if some Malia could develop in the same way, then that would be the practical long-term solution to piracy. So I got interested in pirates off Somalia first of all because I was writing about them from the newsroom, it should be online. But also because their sudden appearance again after a couple of hundred years in kind of a major way was a symptom of gathering chaos in the world. I really thought that it was a sign of entropy in my lifetime. And I wanted to figure it out. But I didn't just go. To the horn of Africa with that sort of idea my mind, there was a trial of ten Somali pirates in Hamburg and Gemini at that time, I was living in Berlin and working for Spiegel online. And I started to follow that trial for Spiegel in two thousand eleven as long trial to ten pirates, and what happened to them they captured a German cargo ship in about two thousand ten and got assaulted by the Dutch navy who didn't kill anyone arrested everybody in Brana back to hamburglar, the ship was originally based. And so they were put on trial in front of a German court, and it was the first pirate trial on German soil in four hundred years. So that that alone was was interesting, and they all sent down there were found guilty in spite of the fact that they were found guilty. They got only about seven years in jail because Germany's a modern state founded in nineteen forty nine when there wasn't much piracy to worry about. So the penalties are pretty slim, and they will have. Got out this year. The they got out earlier because it standard not to keep someone the fulltime they've behaved. Well, they got out pretty quickly. And because some OI is difficult place to ship people back to for human rights reasons as convicted buyer, it's they were allowed to stay in Germany, and I thought that was a complete travesty, you know, a few of the move back anyway because they had more opportunities since Moyer. What are you going to do in chimney kids? Parties and stuff good question. So when you talk about this being a symptom of a certain entropy afoot in the world. We also curious though, about them as sort of working people driven to extremes by inequality and exploitation, and yeah, so that sort of thing and you wanted to go and find out if that was realistic. Yeah. I mean, I knew that it was a directly. It was a symptom that entropy and Somalia itself Somalia's minimum failed state for a long time. And the the the last strongman was toppled in. Ninety one it was a bit like Moammar Gaddafi going down in Libya and ever since then it's been the clans who have been running some Aulia. So the region's sort of look out for their own stability. And in those regions, the clans might get involved in something legal. So it was simply a way to make money for some poor regions. And there's a story, of course, that they're protecting their fish stocks. And that story is only partially true, though, the roots of piracy are in illegal fishing. But once they started to capture cargo ships, those fishermen were no longer defending their coastline. And especially when they started capturing people like me on land said that it had nothing to do with defending the coastline. So that's a that's a tension in the book to the desert in the refers to wear the pirates come from, you know, and in my case, most of them were Clancy soldiers from inland, not from coastal clans that made their living from fishing, right? So only on the where introduced to Mahomet Gullick gala. He's from Galkayo. Yeah. But he's. Got a German last name because he married in Germany. So he had lived in Berlin for quite a while..
"michael scott" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"Gye mud cost been now, you out Fluck that puck cost out and started listening. I took my micro and found some human folk then I recalled it all while. I name his at Buxton. I want you to joy, that's the. Hey, how you doing podcasts? Adam Buxton here. Reporting to you from the countryside in a field about fifteen minutes outside the city of Norwich to be precise. It's quite cold who's nice and sunny earlier on but it's gonna little storm ish now. And I think I just felt a little bit of contemptuous. Rain spittle from the sky. She's a bit sad. How you Rosie. She's looking back at me with a look that says university. Well, how I am. And that's true. She's on a leash as I speak because this time last week we had a bit of an incident. Didn't we rose patronize me? If you're interested in that kind of thing I'll tell you about it at the end of the podcast trigger. Warning. It's kind of a gory story. But that's not till the end right now. Let me tell you a bit about podcast episode number eighty five which features a conversation with American journalist and novelist. Michael Scott, more whose book the desert and the sea published earlier this year twenty tells the story of his capture in Somalia by pirates who held him hostage for nearly three years. Now, I read this book over the summer off to hearing Michael interviewed on NPR's fresh air podcast, actually, and I found the book completely fascinate. Eating and when Michael was visiting London in October, I managed to grab an hour or so with him. And he told me a bit about his experience at the hands of the pirates a few Michael Scott more facts before we get going Michael grew up in southern California where he started his writing career as theater critic for the San Francisco weekly disillusioned with life in America, Michael whose mother is German, but still lives in the US later moved to Berlin where he wrote for the online version of the newspaper Der Spiegel a keen surfer. Michael wrote, the book sweetness and blood published in twenty ten about to quote, the subtitle. How surfing spread from Hawaii and California to the rest of the world with some unexpected results in the course of researching a bit of seafaring history. Sweetness and blood Michael became interested in the history of piracy and in twenty eleven he reported on the trial in Germany of ten. In Somali pirates who had attempted to capture a German cargo ship that interest in modern day. Piracy led him in January twenty twelve to Galkayo in Somalia now, if you look at the African continent on a map pictured it in your mind to me, it looks like a person in profile with the big bulbous nose and the back of their head is a bit sticking out like a duck tail out into the Arabian Sea. And that's the whole event where Somalia is I've saying that for the benefit of any young children who've tuned in hoping that this is going to be a bit like parts of the Caribbean and are about to be badly disappointed anyway, Michael visited Somalia in early twenty twelve with a filmmaker friend Ashwin Remond to learn more about the smiley pirates. And after several days of interviews. Michael was saying goodbye to Ashwin who is taking an earlier. Flight out of Somalia, and it was on the way back from the airport that Michael was captured by the pirate gang who ended up holding him hostage until late twenty fourteen you'll find a few links related to a few of the things that Michael I talked about in the description of this podcast, including the first proof of life video made by Michael's.
"michael scott" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Right. Here's Michael Scott more. So tell us why they're why are the pirates now, and why are they in Somalia where it doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. This is a nation that doesn't even have a navy. So how are they basically going in hijacking boats? It it seems. Unusual. If they were going to be pirates, I would have expected maybe like, hey, the Dutch economy's pretty slow there, high Janssen bones now. No, they don't have a navy, and that's one reason they do have highlights as a matter of fact because when the last sort of stable, but also dictatorial government collapsed in Somalia nineteen Ninety-one they're stopped being these these national organizations, including a navy. I mean, the national military was was barely existent in. So are there was no navy to defend the coastline and starting in the nineties international fishing, outfits figured that out, and they came close to the Somali coast and started stealing their fish. So the roots the Somali piracy are in this illegal fishing, and in those first years in the nineties before any of us heard about Somalia piracy, there were local leaders clan leaders that would send out armed men on little boats to stop the fishing fishing ships and say, do you have a license, and they would say, no. And then they would detain the ship for maybe twenty four hours and charged. The owners, maybe. Eighty thousand bucks, and that would be the license fee. Right. And then fishing went on as usual. So although the smallest has had no central national government they acted as if they did. And they sent out these armed men to sort of take care of and it worked it was. It was not an ideal arrangement. But that's how things worked off Somalia in the nineties, and because it worked in some half outweigh. We never heard about it until about two thousand five when some of these gangs got more organized more in business started to capture large merchant ships. So so tankers and in cargo ships and things like that. And even after they started taking these crews hostage the pirates insisted that they were still defending their coastline, and it became sexual profitable business that starting in two thousand five but all the way up until two thousand twelve or so pirates were real problem off Somalia, and that's when I went there. I wanted to. Learn you know, what was going on not just in the world. But also in Somalia itself that's saw the reserve of pirates in a big way in this in this particular corner of the world because we had gone more than two centuries without piracy on the high seas in a really large important way. They've always been pirates, but we squelched pirates. I mean, we the American navy did. And set up a whole new order on on the planet's oceans that seemed to be falling apart when the Somalis sort of raised their heads. Yeah. This this kind of throwback crime. If you will is highly unusual you hear about it in the South China Sea, and you think well, okay, South China Sea. Just sounds like a sketchy place where there would be pirates. So fine, you know, and the way I envisioned those are kind of like people who live in fishing villages in the Philippines, are like, hey, I can go steal tugboat or something or I can go extort. This crew pretty small scale. There's insurance for it. Most of the ships are probably locals going after other near locals, or at least regional powers, but then you see Somalia, and it's like, oh, let's run over and get this giant Dutch or American or whatever oil-tanker with hundreds of people on it, exactly and tow it in and then keep them for really long time. I mean, that's what that's what became sort of. Characteristic of Somali piracy is how long they held onto the ships in the crews. There was some piracy in another very important shipping lane off Indonesia in the late nineteen ninety s and early two thousands, and that was also related to local unrest. So it tends to be groups who need money for some sort of civil war in Oshawa in Indonesia, the rebels there against the central government were also sending out pirates to make some money..
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"Zero for the strongest storm to hit the states and over twenty years. And that's where we find Brooke Baldwin. From the air. It's clear much of Mexico beach is gone from the ground. We see up close the devastation to the seaside city home after home on the stretch of beach destroyed while most of the twelve hundred residents evacuated a small number stayed behind. We don't know yet. How many survived the near direct hit from hurricane? Michael Scott bought? Well, didn't make it out in time. The bridge is closed, and he was stuck. How does it make you feel to look around at everything just
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"michael scott" Discussed on Bulletproof Radio
"Now today's interview is going to be pretty cool because it's with a guy who definitely had a reason to read some social situations than emotions in a life or death situation. We're going to be talking with a guy who's a dual writer, literary journalist and novelist who covered in twenty seven, ten Somali pirates in Germany for Spiegel online part of the mirror which is a German weekly newsmagazine. And after the trial, he went to Somalia in two thousand twelve to research a book about piracy and how to end it and got kidnapped and held hostage for thirty two months. He was freed in September twenty fourteen largely by his mother's efforts to gain his release and wrote a memoir about. It came out in July. It's called the desert and the sea, nine hundred seventy seven days captive on the Somali pirate coast. We're talking about none other than Michael Scott more. Michael. To the show. Hi, Dave. Now I think you've you prefer Mike normally, but you can. Michael is an author doesn't matter steel matter. All right, honestly. Now you've gone through this incredible experience. You're forty five when you were kidnapped, and your idea was just going and learn, and then basis some people grabbed you. What happens. You'll forty five when I was released when you received. Okay. Spent a good chunk of my mid-forties since Moya. Now I went there partly because of the trial that I was following in Hamburg of the ten pirates and at least five of them were from central Somalia. We I, I went with a partner another journalist, and we I went to a town called gal Galkayo which is not even near the coast and five of the defendants from Kyle. So we thought that we'd get, I thought I would get some background on that story and also a lot of information about how pirate ransom head affected the Somali economy because Galkayo was one of the places where there was obviously some money sloshing around, and I also thought that I would get some good information on a on a book about Somali, piracy hitting some points that I, I thought, no one else was was quite reaching, so that's that's why we went. That's why I set off in January two thousand twelve. You decide to do it at tell. Me about when you got grabbed. So I was with another journalist named Ashwin Remond who's documentary maker for German television and he after we, we spent about ten days in Somalia. He decided to go to Mogadishu which meant we went to the airport. We decided to do everything together in stick together with our guards or security in that kind of thing. So he got on the plane safely and we saw him off and it was on the way back from the airport towards Galkayo downtown Galkayo that we actually met a truck waiting for our car actually technical, which is a battle wagon a flatbed truck. With a cannon in the back of the aircraft cannon. He's very typical vehicles in the Somali civil war, but one was waiting by the side of the road and it stopped our car and aimed that canon through the windshield. And my security basically gave up felt overpowered, never never fired a shot and about a dozen guys with Kalashnikovs on the back of that technical came around to my side of the car and pulled me out. So they described away. Did they tell you why they were doing it? Was this reprisal what? What was the was the motivation? There was a ransom there. There was there was no explanation, nothing like that. I mean, I tried to hold the door closed, right? So they they ripped it open and beat my my wrist until it was broken. Pull me out and be beat my head. I mean, it was extremely violent, and then we spent about three or four hours in a in another SUV. They voted me into a car and we spent three or four hours driving into the Bush, which means, yeah, no one told me thing. There was no explanation at all. I think in fact, that technical was waiting for both of us. They probably wanted us to take that particular road out to the airport, and they would probably disappointed not to have to foreign journalists captive. So Ashman feels actually a lucky that he didn't get captured with me. But within a week I made a phone call home and by then the pirates had said, oh, we think you're a spy, so that was justification..
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"The way to nationals this year sorry pitchy progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates price and coverage match limited by state law growing uncertainties over the us china trade war have led south korea's central bank to cut its forecast on the country's economy bank of korea says it lowered its growth outlook on asia's fourth largest economy to two point nine percent this year compared with its earlier forecast of three percent growth the bank says the spiralling trade battles between the world's two largest economies increase potential risks to the south korean economy also said worsethanexpected job rates and slower capital expenditure contributed to its downward growth revision south korea's growth is expected to further slow in twenty nineteen a russian cargo ship made it up to the international space station in record time this week the progress m s nine lifted off his sheduled early monday from the russia least cosmodrome in kazakhstan the unmanned spacecraft is low loaded with nearly three tons of supplies including fuel and food a dog's at the station in automatic mode less than four hours after the launch marks the first time such a false tracks approach was used in the past it took the progress ships up to two days to reach the station russia's space agency roscosmos says the foster maneuver became possible thanks to a new version of the soyuz booster rocket melted those twelve boys have been freed from a cave in thailand a piece of donahue reports hollywood is moving in the co founder of pure flix entertainment believes the story about the boys and their coach is ripe for movie adaptation michael scott is already in thailand the producer behind christian films like god is not dead has begun talking to some of the participants about their life rights scott says this would not be a religious film but an inspirational film ripped from headlines movies have not been setting the world on fire twenty fifteen to thirty three.
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"Fbi agent in congress i'm tim maguire the ap news minute in joint hearing by the house judiciary oversight committee's fbi agent peter struck was asked repeatedly by republicans if his personal feelings against president trump which were made public in a series of texts affected his impartiality when it came to being part of the investigation into hillary clinton's emails and russia meddling in the two thousand sixteen election awestruck insisted they had not he did admit to florida republican dennis ross those text have hurt the bureau reputation of fbi sir it has hasn't it the hearing which ran from the morning into this evening was contentious was struck and democrats tangling with republicans on the committee one really important word agent strock this each man regular order now a minute and a half over does it make on and on and on democrats say the investigation into tempt to undermine muller's rush investigate melted those twelve boys have been freed from a cave in thailand ap's donahue reports hollywood is moving in the co founder of pure flix entertainment believes the story about the boys and their coach is ripe for movie adaptation michael scott is already in thailand the producer behind christian films like god is not dead has begun talking to some of the participants about their life rights scott says this would not be a religious film but an inspirational film ripped from headlines rubies have not been setting the world on fire twenty to thirty three about the two thousand ten mining disaster in chile barely made a blip at the box office i'm ed donahue papa john's pizza founder john schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board ap's shirley smith reports he's also apologizing for the use of a racial slur company made the announcement just hours after schnatter apologize for using a racial slur during a conference call in may an anonymous source said the pizza chains marketing firm broke ties with a company afterward forbes said that schnatter used the n word during a media training exercise when asked how he would himself from racist groups schnatter reportedly complained that colonel sanders never faced a backlash for using that word i'm surely smith twitter users are likely to lose the few followers now that the company's locking suspicious accounts ap's julie walker report changes will take affect over the next couple of days later says the move is part of an effort to build trust and encourage healthy conversation follower counselor a big deal on twitter with well known users having millions of them the company has been working to remove fake account spots and abusive posts from its service and now says it will be reflected in the number of followers are user may see because locked accounts will be removed.
"michael scott" Discussed on AP News
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"michael scott" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Michael scott office yeah yes a big one yes i think he was on the shortlist to to be michael scott in the office he would been great yes well michael scott is i mean come on no you're absolutely right yeah but he would have been carell was just even when you go back a lot of times when i'll watch seinfeld doesn't always hold up in some some you know situations some episodes but the office never fails to entertain and even when you go back there's even more subtle nuance to what they were saying how they were saying how they were doing it the and there's a there's a channel that just has office episodes i think just runs twenty four seven and i've been catching up on episodes that i wasn't even aware of some of these yeah point jim halpern play by jackrabbits he what a role you get all the great lines he had all the great looks in line there that's a good role do you think they told him to have his hair like that or did he decide that he was going to have that mopti haircut because he doesn't have that now and as the series went along he got more successful start brushing kind like jay cutler member bangs early over the top and chicago was he just going sort of modern trends where mopti hair was a little cooler back then but now sort of maybe more slicked back maybe maybe he wanted to escape that being that guy from the office jim from the often in i changed my haircut and i didn't want to be that sports in a gun i was able to do that i got an interesting call i was watching baseball a lot of base by watch the yankees red sox last time i flip it around a little bit but i get this phone call i get text messages message from my daughter that here's a song do data who sings it.