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"morrell" Discussed on WTOP
"Is our producer at the top stories we're following for you today. CBS News special report. President Biden says justice has been delivered as he announced the death of Al-Qaeda leader I'm an alas wahi. He was behind attacks on Americans, including 9 11. Especially was carefully planned. Rigorously minimized the risk of harm to other civilians. And one week ago, after being advised that the conditions were optimal, I gave the final approval to go get him. I was well here he was killed in a drone strike while he was on the balcony of a home in downtown Kabul where he was hiding out with his family. CBS national security contributor, Michael morrell. We can underscore that what the president said a year ago that it's going to be possible to conduct counter terrorism operations over the horizon has been proven to be true. So what now for Al-Qaeda and its leadership, CBS News military consultant Jeff McCarthy? It's very difficult this moment, however, to imagine who will rise in the ranks of Al-Qaeda in the aftermath of zawahiri's death. CBS News special report, I'm Jennifer Kuiper. Good morning. It's one 33. House speaker Nancy Pelosi started her Asian tour with a stop in Singapore, where she spoke to the country's leaders yesterday, but the world is more interested whether she's visiting Taiwan, a country that China claims is theirs. And according to local media in Taiwan, Pelosi is expected there later today. That would make her the highest ranking elected U.S. official to visit in more than 25 years. It would also spark fury in Beijing, which has repeatedly warmed of, quote, serious consequences if the trip moves forward. China expert and author, Gordon Chang joined WTO earlier. The Chinese political system right now just needed an excuse to divert the attention of the Chinese people away from some real problems at home. And we have Chinese, for instance, troops deep into Indian controlled territory at this moment on Friday for Chinese vessels sliced through Japanese sovereign water in the Santa Cruz in the East China Sea. And there are continuing problems in the second time Michelle in the South China Sea, which belongs to the Philippines, but which China is trying to rest away. Singapore's prime minister welcomes deeper U.S. engagement with the region, but says U.S. China relations are important for regional peace. Senate Democrats can't afford to lose a single vote this week if they're going to get a major climate and health bill across the finish line. WTF is Mitchell Miller is on Capitol Hill. Arizona senator kyrsten sinema will be critical to Democrats getting the legislation passed. West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, a fellow Democrat, says he understands his colleague needs to review the legislation, which includes a minimum corporate tax, and a plan to lower prescription drug prices. She got involved, and that was great. I support that. Democrats also need the Senate parliamentarian to okay the bill for budget reconciliation so they can get it passed with 50 votes. Even the loss of one lawmaker could doom the bill, which has been sharply criticized by the Senate's top Republican, Mitch McConnell. We know what it looks like when Democrats say they'll help the economy. And American families can take much more of it. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, WTO V news. It's one 35, Russia is using a Ukraine nuclear plant as equivalent of a human shield. That's what America's top diplomat is saying today. Secretary of State Anthony blinken spoke at the United Nations Monday about what he called a critical moment in efforts to keep the world safe from nuclear threats. We're deeply concerned about the fact that Russia has taken over nuclear facilities in Ukraine, particularly in sapori, one of the largest nuclear facilities in Europe. Lincoln also made a point of responding to the threats that China has made about the possibility of House speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan. If the speaker does decide to visit and China tries
Many of the Deep State Crooks Are Back
"Many of the same deep state crooks that were behind the Russia collusion hoax. That were that came out to certify that the Hunter Biden laptop was, quote, Russian disinformation. I mean, these shameless liars are now back. And what are they about to do? They're back to sign a joint letter, very similar to the letter that they signed in the Hunter Biden case. This time calling for social media to protect censorship. To keep censorship. And not to open itself up to a wider parameter of permissible viewpoints. And they're claiming that this is necessary to guarantee the national security. It's a complete fraud. But let's look at who some of these thugs are. Well, sure enough, James clapper, big surprise. Former Obama CIA director Michael morrell, former Obama CIA Pentagon chief Leon Panetta. But you got a few new names too. Form a bush natural security adviser, Fran Townsend. And these guys come out with their usual, well, they start off with this rather grandiose pronouncement quote, this is a pivotal moment in the modern history. There's a battle brewing between authoritarianism and democracy. Well, first of all, that is actually true. But not in the way they mean. There's a battle brewing between authoritarianism and democracy and they represent authoritarianism. And that's what they're trying to enforce on social media. They are the voices for authoritarianism, but posing as the voices of democracy. So there are the emissaries of the very evil that they describe here. And the pretext for censorship now is Ukraine. You're like, Ukraine. How does a debate over Ukraine threaten our existential our national security? It doesn't. It's obvious it doesn't, but these guys have sort of gotten themselves tied themselves into a knot, in which basically the defense of Ukraine is nothing more than the defense of the west, which is nothing more than the defense of America. Therefore, to be critical of anything happening in the Ukraine is basically to show yourself to be a traitor to show yourself to be a danger to national security. I mean, the leaps of logic, the chains that are woven here are really pretty remarkable.
"morrell" Discussed on WTOP
"WTO Nero's It's three 23 You may have noticed a really bright star early this morning Well that was actually two planets lining up Venus and Jupiter look like they're merging into one in our night sky even though they're over 400 million miles away It's called a planetary conjunction and this one is especially bright because both Jupiter and Venus are already the brightest planets that we see Best look at it was early this morning but don't worry you'll be able to catch it for the next few mornings as well and it is bright enough that you don't even need a telescope The last conjunction of Jupiter and Venus was in 2016 and if you can't stay awake don't worry we should see another one next march Luke Luger WTO P news Thieves around here may be targeting a particular model of car or Linden county police say over the past week about 20 hondas were broken into and the airbags stolen All the break ins happen Wednesday and Thursday mornings on 28th street in aurora hills and on 26th street in crystal city Police say airbags are easy targets because they can be stolen quickly and then sold on the black market for $200 or more Hondas have been recalled in recent years because of problems with their airbags police say the thieves may be targeting them now to steal recently replaced airbags for resale on the black market A real estate brokerage has settled a lawsuit alleging housing discrimination Fair housing advocates say under the agreement Redfin will expand housing opportunities for consumers and communities of color in various major cities The deal calls for Redfin to change its minimum housing price policy and pay $4 million to settle the lawsuit brought by the national fair housing alliance in 9 other fair housing organizations Redfin says that it prefers to spend money on advancing fair housing rather than on litigation and that the settlement is not an admission of liability I'm Mike Hempen The Disney executive who helped form the company's public response to Florida's so called don't say gay and legislation is leaving the entertainment company Jeff morrell Disney's chief corporate affairs officer says in a letter to his team a letter obtained by CNBC that after three months in the new role it became clear to him that it wasn't the right fit In.
Lee Smith Helps Us Unpack the Ukraine War
"With us right now is Lee Smith. He is a well respected author and columnist and an expert on international relations as we are going to kind of just give an update on what's happening in Ukraine. We haven't even mentioned Ukraine for a couple of weeks, and nobody better than Lee Smith to help us unpack it, Lee. Welcome back to the Charlie Kirk show. Charlie, thank you very much for inviting me back. It's great to speak with you. And thanks for asking me to speak about this important topic. Look, I mean, what I have written, what I've explained in the past is a lot of the noise that we've seen coming out of the war. I mean, these are two countries at war, Russia and Ukraine. So we can expect for there to be all sorts of propaganda. And information warfare. What's peculiar about this, what's peculiar about this conflict is the amount of propaganda that's coming out of the United States. In particular, it's coming out of Washington regarding this war and as I've argued since the beginning of this conflict, what this indicates is information warfare is attached to real genuine operations. The information warfare that's being waged against the American people regarding the conflict in Russia and Ukraine is attached to genuine operations targeting the American public. In particular, you're a great audience may have seen yesterday a letter signed by former intelligence chiefs, including James clapper, Michael morrell, Leon Panetta, right? And what they are asking what they are warning is that the disinformation coming out of Russia means that the intelligence community needs more control over big tech. And if you break up big tech, if you go after Google, if you go after Apple, if you go after large big tech corporations, you're going to be making American national security vulnerable. And they've been so helpful so far. These big tech corporations to us here running national security. What I'm getting at is that Vladimir Putin's invasion of Russia has served as cover for the national security establishment to escalate its war against the American republic.
"morrell" Discussed on Doin it! with Danny and Jenny
"Here at this company. Sam morrell. Yeah. That's summed up perfectly. He's like, yeah, really, you really think he's canceled? No. He's not an arena right now. I mean, we're wrapping up Jonathan, but do you want to say anything to get yourself canceled really quickly? No, I'm good right now. I'd like to work. Are you sure? Okay, so because this is your chance, things like a Holocaust never happened. Now's a great time. I'm definitely not my demo. No, John, I'm good, love and peace to everybody. Love everybody. Absolutely love them. And I look forward to being employed more. And actually, if you could see John's face, you actually tell him, I know he's doing a bit right now, but he really is a good guy. I can already tell, you do not. You don't have a lot of malice in your heart, do you? You know, I try not to. I've seen a lot of people get jaded by living out here in LA or it's also doing what I do. And just being, you know, in the entertainment industry and I look at those people and I'm like, I never want to be like that. I have that. I have the knowledge of that in me and I have the depth of and the vulnerability in me, but I don't want to be a better person. I refuse to not believe that the best things can happen for, you know, for me and for the people I care about. I think that's fantastic. And that's actually pretty good advice for you doing a nation. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. Absolute blast. And thank you to our audience. If you're liking the show, comment, subscribe. Smash buttons as they say. Tell your Friends. Yeah, absolutely. But thank you for doing it nation. We'll see you next week. Next week. Talk to you next week..
"morrell" Discussed on One Life Radio Podcast
"I will be that that event. I'll be at the dinner. I'm going to be there the whole weekend every single day. So i'm looking forward to meeting a lot of our listeners. And a lot of the doctors that have actually been on the show including people like dell big trees going to be there and yeah robert kennedy jr. star studded cast Robert f. kennedy. Jr. is giving our keynote address Del big dream is doing. The closing remarks We have larry pelewski. We have Stephanie sent off Just a whole wonderful Cast of characters wonderful speakers. Well i have to ask you. This is a kind of a off the off the cuff kind of question. Are you so sad. Sally fallon morale are you. Are you related to jimmy fallon. No that's funny. I said it to maria. I'm like. I wonder if she's related. You never know but fairly common name in ireland. So oh okay there you go there. You go well so let me ask you this. Okay to your book. Nourishing traditions cookbook. That challenges politically correct nutrition and diet. Dicta- kratz what is addictive crat. Well these are the people in the nutrition organizations and medical organizations and our own government. Who for years have been telling us like Like dictators That we need to eat a low fat low salt high fiber diet and it's led to an epidemic of malnutrition especially in our children and kinda push people into the process foods salty. You know greasy Processed foods because they developed such cravings We have a different message and that is to be healthy. You need to eat. The food of our ancestors and those foods were actually quite a rich diet Our ancestors ate lots of fat. They cook in lard. They they eight butter. They drank whole milk. They things like pate and Liverwurst liver is the most nutrient dense food and the pl- on the planet. And so we try to show people how to implement this kind of traditional diet in in a modern lifestyle. Wow well how did you personally become involved with the west and price foundation and with the food and nutrition in general what what would captured. You just had a lot of health problems with my own which. I learned to Conquer really by getting on a high fat diet and getting rid of the sugars and the white flour and so forth Then i read. Dr prices book western prices book in the seventies and he described all of these healthy tribes all over the world who eight high fat diets and i was my bringing up my children at the time and i fed them that way and they turned out to be very healthy and of them needed braces. That's the really keeping i needed. Braces but i- reverse that trend What dr price called dental deformities. And i then i Got the idea to write the book nourishing traditions and after that. My co author. And i'm mary. Ann decided that we needed more than the book we needed. An organization that Kept people abreast of the research. That had a magazine that had Local chapters and it had a conference a yearly conference. So that's when we set up the west today price foundation that was nineteen ninety. Nine seems like a long time ago but time. Flies conference you've got. Wow twenty th this. Is your twenty first conference conference. Is that what you said. Wow and so that idea. Look at where it's gone with all that hard work and just believing in it right yeah and it resonates and i can say it works and are big. Emphasis is unhealthy. Children Teaching couples how to eat before conception during pregnancy during breastfeeding. And while.
"morrell" Discussed on One Life Radio Podcast
"So how are they calculating their potential profits and how much is the markup to the government on these shots. It's a big story right. Yeah i mean. This is all about the money You know this is the ceo of pfizer albert. Birla saying that they're gonna have net profits of twenty six billion just the amount over their actual expenses so this goes to their net profits and this is money that they can then use george further marketing research and development and the exact amount of you know what's the difference between what it costs them and what they're selling it for. I don't know but when you look at some of these other pharmaceutical products it's in the thousands of percents. You know the markup that they're doing is in the thousands of percents. It's astonishing and don't forget that the government paid well for pfizer. Actually pfizer didn't take development. Money like madonna and j. and j. did because they wanted to have all access to the to the products prophets and in fact they are the leading say sales. They have leading sales of the vaccine worldwide. So you know it's about the money. I mean they're internal scientists told that to the undercover reporter. It's about the money they said. Our company now runs on covert money. That's what they said so. This is like us this. This is what the insiders are saying Well and i told you. I have a friend who runs with some of the wealthiest people in this country and she told me they. They've never they. They made so much money in twenty twenty like sick amounts of money. They'll never have to worry about money for you. Know for generations based on the money ever again well and you think about twenty six billion. You know success begets success. Especially money like that. You invest it. You just the interest alone. I mean if you compound it out. You're talking hundreds of billions of dollars over a couple of decades. You're right you know. The this pandemic is one of the greatest wealth transfers in human history. Right and the new book that i've been working on. You know this new book. That robert kennedy is coming out with and november. Really details How this happened. And what happened. In the amounts of money and the wealth transfer the decimation of the middle class worldwide and the upward transfer of wealth is staggering it's staggering how the centralization of financial control has really you know been substantially achieved through this pandemic. Yeah well you know switching gears here. The defender has a story regarding a lawsuit. Alleging that merck hid gardasil. Hp about this. Mary wrote a book about it. but how how merck hid gardasil hp adverse events in the clinical trials. What can you tell us about it. Well this is a tragic story About a a now. A teenage young man. Hayden shane who lives in california and he got the hp vaccine when he was fifteen like everybody else who goes to get vaccines bernadette..
"morrell" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Director of the CIA. Michael Morrell. We're back to intelligence matters. I'm Michael morale today we have with us. John Culver, a career CIA analyst and our country's leading expert on the Chinese military. So John, let's focus on China and maybe the place to start is with China's ambitions in the world. What are their key objectives in the world? What do they want to accomplish with their foreign policy? What do they want in the world? And why? How do you think about that? Well, Michael, I know you've had Chris Johnson on your show. I think a record number of times. Yeah, I think so. You won't be startled to know that I listened to his last, uh, session with you and I don't. I'm not going to really disagree with the day, he said, And I think you know we both are on the state page when we note the primary Chinese primary ambition in the world is to keep the Communist Party of China and power. Um, that they state as like a lot of authoritarians and especially good Marxist Leninist. That's not a value judgment, just what they are, Um, they tend to see the world through the prism of threats, and they're all course, external threats and even Really aggressive threats, which is how they view the United States and a lot of our alliances. But then, especially for you know an authoritarian government like China, the internal threats You know, That's why they reacted so strenuously to 10 and man and why they reacted so strenuously to Hong Kong. So if you know, there's there's a greater famous Soviet ologists whose names escaping me right now. Noted that for an authoritarian every day is existential. And so that's why you see the Chinese not only building up their external security capabilities and the people of British Army Chinese intelligence services their diplomatic operations globally, but building up their internal security capabilities because they believe that the United States and this is a very, you know, ideological view. Is is a jealous Hegeman, seeking to reach retained its global position as the dominant power and that China has now risen up to the level of the greatest threat to that over the ensuing decades. And so, you know, they believe that we actively pursued colour revolutions that we seek to overthrow. Um, what they view is what the US fuses hostile governments. And that they basically can never let their guard down. So there are sufficiently paranoid, I think on the more kind of you know what they hope to achieve beyond survival. Is to validate their system as legitimate. That's why you see a lot of investment by the Chinese in the U. N. System and making sure they always have a candidate or a third country candidate They favor of to lead the key. Um directorates, um, because they want to show that the liberal values that were enshrined to the U. N Charter, um, can be redefined in a way that legitimate ties is a non liberal, non democratic regime like the like the Communist Party of China. Let me ask you another question. I asked Chris and I wouldn't be surprised to get the same answer. But how much of what you just described. Is driven by one man she's keeping and how much is driven by national interests. Historical forces, etcetera, Um, I think from a Chinese perspective and l speakers, an American as well, I I think she Jinping is obviously an essential personality. In the political arc of China, but he did not, You know, knife fight his way to the top. He was selected by a collective leadership because they felt that his characteristics both as a provincial leader of the national leader is vice president. Um, and his legacy as the son of a revolutionary elder, very important, revolutionary Older, older, uh, she John soon, um, that he was going to bring to the leadership. Essential qualities would be essential to Defend China against the growing litany of threats as China's power roads. Um and you know the things he attacked first, I think actually represented collective values of that leadership. First, the anti corruption campaign. That the Communist Party as wealth grew, China an opportunity grew for Sport crimes large and small. Even some senior leaders, including in the military, took advantage of that. And the Communist Party understood that a corrupt political organization inside the Communist Party and especially in the military, which controls the guns, um was the existential, potentially an existential threat to the party. So He didn't have to overcome resistance to lodge that really aggressive. Any corruption campaign, which continues that they knew that they needed to harden the party and to harden that system against both US and external action and against internal threats, which do the nexus of corruption they always feared with somehow come together. Into foreign read that US sponsorship of colour revolution in China. So I think, though, that he is his accumulated a level of power that I think few of his contemporaries thought possible. You know a lot of checks and balance that had been built into that system to prevent another Mao and he hasn't quite cross that line into the personality cult about sit on, but I think there are a lot of people, including the party who are concerned that he has over accumulated power. This is intelligence matters, and Michael moral. We're talking with John Culver, former CIA analyst, an expert on China. So, John. How does China's military fit into Its future ambitions. What does the Chinese leadership want from its military? Well, to kind of echo what I just said, First of all, to defend the Communist Party and insurance survival that is from external threats, but also internal ones, and it could never be stated too often that the People's Liberation Army is the armed wing of the Communist Party. It is not the state Army of China. Secondly, to be the armed force of a great power capable of deterring threats to Chinese sovereignty and security, and that, of course, means Taiwan, the South China Sea and China's economic lifelines through the Strait of Malacca or elsewhere. Especially for oil energy and also to protect Chinese citizens, businesses and the ethnic Chinese diaspora communities from harm or threats upon So if that's an export, expansive mission set and the P L A had 10 years ago. Which was to defend Chinese borders at that time now its right to defend Chinese interests. And finally, the another thing that another role for the military is to complete this arduous modernization that they've undertaken by mid century to be roughly equivalent to any great military power, especially the United States. Yes, so that's a great transition to the question. About the evolution of the Chinese military over the last 25 years, Right? You watched it every day. How did it evolve? It's kind of frustrating because even by Oh, my God, this is dating me. It's at least almost 20 years ago. You know, you remember we were warning that the plot was beginning to seriously modernized. And had a very coherent strategic set of plans and objectives and that we should assume that they are going to achieve most of their goal. So that was even by the early two thousands. So today, I feel that I've been a weird place because I'm always having to talk down those who are, I think going over the top from someone who previously was accused of hyping the P L. A. Yeah, remember, so there's a you know, and we had fun in our community for a long time. We were like the loan agency forecasting what has actually done obtained So when I look around today, there's sort of a breathlessness about Chinese military modernization. That is to me almost humorous. You know, I saw recently a news article on the debate within the U. S military services over budget allocations to counter China. Um, and in that article, it called Peel lays area denial capabilities. You know, new Well, you know, we first worried about them. As I just said in the mid two thousands. They were deploying by the early 2010 so called appeals modernization whatever you want, but don't call it a surprise or new You know, when we used to deliver the infamous scary briefing that I developed with my my colleagues around 2000 and four frequently the response we got over the.
"morrell" Discussed on No Agenda
"I don't know what it means that you management you you lie and you lie about black lives matter then you intimidate by shaming people and you dominate them. That's the system. That's how the victimhood works. I understood immediately. i don't understand it at all. Well what's got to do with witchcraft. He's point out witchcraft. Witchcraft has no instead crafts. Okay he didn't listen to it because he literally say craft doesn't matter. I'm sorry i brought it up allie. Because you you you what never mind you. I'm talking about the three things manipulation. Intimidation and action is what these energy vampires do. It's what they it's how the the gen z and millennials are operating. And they are. This is their entire system. See over and over again manipulated lie about something then shame people about it and then dominate them. Were that simple simple all right. Well the plastic simplistic well. Why don't you with thing. Why don't you give it a shot. Then its simplicity. Nothing to do with this. How how during simplistic how is it so. I just don't think that was very valuable information because it doesn't tell me anything. Yeah everybody tries to manipulate and then shame. Let's get to do with it dominant. I guess i don't know what your point is is what i'm trying to say. Okay well then. I then i can't explain it any better okay. But she got what is do you got you get sensitive about this and you're the third time you've brought in a wacky wacky clip or wacky thought from your other show. It's kind of interesting. But i think people should go to that show if they wanna hear this. That's your problem. Yeah forgot about my problem. I have mike morrell alaska. One last one about john. Ultra right in the middle of our covert thing you came up with this ultra triggering and i don't know what you were talking about m..
Model-Based Offline Reinforcement Learning with Aravind Rajeswaran
"All right. everyone. I am on the line with arvin. Roger swaran arvind is a phd student in machine learning and robotics at the university of washington. Arvin welcome to the tuomo podcasts. Thanks famine federal pleasure. I'm really looking forward to our conversation. Motto based offline reinforcement learning is the topic of research papers called morrell motto based off. Find me enforcement learning. That topic has come up quite a bit over the past year or so It's getting quite popular. And i'm really looking forward to digging into your take but before we do. Tell us about your journey and how you came to work in our l. and robotics chip pretty interesting question my undergraduate background. Actually in something completely different. I was mostly doing big statistic and lucrative like chemical engineering as my formal degrees and i took a machine learning class by professor of in back in india and that kind of transformed my perspective on things that essentially had matt very similar to what is used in statistical it so i was able to pick up on it pretty quickly by the obligations. Seemed like really really cool. So i wanted to maybe fever debate and focus more on machine learning. And so that's how i moved into the bronx field of ai and when it started out i had more of a theoretical inclination ben. I started working with my adviser. Professor shawn kakabadze. Who's like an expert in machine learning theory on be discussing like what might be interesting projects topics to work on or we felt was start matz. If the research decide in machine learning deep learning was largely explanative nature so deep learning was already working really well and the gresh any hard. We understand explain. Why deep learning working enforcement learning. What was interesting is that we actually didn't have very good algorithms things. Were actually not working that ball. And there was a very interesting scope to have like an interplay between teary analogous from both develop new algorithms to break very well and also tried to explain why it is working than gain a more fundamental understanding and that sort of been might be at the joining us electric to show board they. Competitively goodra sauce ended the same time having a theoretical bench to my work. Nice nice and as the large focus of your work been on model base are l. in particular or have you explored a wide variety of topics within the space. I see interesting in model based in fort learning relatively recently the i'm i think about my research at least in the last couple of years has been the central question of. How do we make a. How do we create agents that can solve a diverse set of tasks with a modest amount of expedience but each individual dos and this is of course a very broad question that the number of different fields including multi task learning micro. Learning offline learning. And so on that constitutes space of problems that have been thinking about what you think is really cool approach algorithm to make progress on these domains model based startled so i view model based on. That's providing the mic toolkit to make progress on questions related to multitask turning meta learning offline. Learning got got so maybe the best way to go through this is to start from the beginning And have you kind of explain the. I'm curious the way you explain. Model based rl. And if it's you know the extent to which it'll be different from other explanations we've heard here on the show so let's start there. Yes so. I guess maybe i could try to merge some of from model based on offline learning on. What got me working on this project. I'm hopefully doing that. There may be an explanation for what is model based donal on. If you think about firmament a moment blake questions and computer vision are be the questions. There tend to be much more ambitious and interesting than in traditional reinforcement. Learning for example. The questions to be still asking learning are how can we solve a particular tastic pickup. A particular object with the robot solve a particular game with. Ask me more samples as possible. This is very different. From how people phrase digressions and computer vision for example offs kennedy chanukah detector with ten samples can attain got victor with twenty points. That's just not an interesting question. The questions are the how can i identify. What is the object. An image of thousand categories much more broader in scope and much more ambitious daily. Use a lot of will get to make that happen. Mine goal was to try to emulate that in reinforcement joining us. Now if he start thinking about how can an agent which flows in a very complex A kitchen for example. There are so many things that it can do the cabinets they clean bans the setup dishes and so on the dishwasher on the speed of things that the robot can do so much more diverse than what that means is we need to be able to use the data to extract as much information about the world as possible and i believe models are the we accomplish doctor just given a particular state of the wall some either league and explicit stately things that particular joined configurations of the robot throughout the different objects in the armour richard descriptions such as images and video slater scans of assets points to any potential action that the robot can take how would the world evolving change on if you are able to learn such a model it modern sculptures many of the details that want about the world on on the basis of what we learn. We can then downstream from finding and reasoning in order to accomplish necas of interest. So in my mind to go back to your question what is a model. I believe it is. How would the world respond to any changes be made potentially making the former factions
New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad
"Was soon allow federal executions to be carried out using methods other than lethal injection. NPR's Brian Mann reports. The new rules change made in the final weeks of the Trump administration would allow the death penalty be administered by other means, including firing squads and poison gas. The new rule goes into effect Christmas Eve and allows federal executions to follow the procedures, Quote prescribed by the laws of the state in which the sentence was imposed. That could mean electrocution, inhaling nitrogen gas and in a few states of firing squad or hanging This comes after Attorney General William Barr resume federal executions this year after a 17 year hiatus. The administration has scheduled five Morrell executions before the end of Trump's term. President elect Joe Biden opposes the death penalty and supports legislation that would ban the federal practice while incentivizing states to end capital punishment as well. Brian
New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executions
"Department will soon allow federal executions to be carried out using methods other than lethal injection. NPR's Brian Mann reports. The new rule change, made in the final weeks of the Trump administration would allow the death penalty to be administered by other means, including firing squads and poison gas. The new rule goes into effect Christmas Eve and allows federal executions to follow the procedures, quote prescribed by the laws of the state in which the sentence was imposed. That could mean electrocution, inhaling nitrogen gas and in a few states a firing squad or hanging. This comes after Attorney General William Barr resume federal executions this year after a 17 year hiatus. The administration has scheduled five Morrell executions before the end of Trump's term. President elect Joe Biden opposes the death penalty and supports legislation that would ban the federal practice while incentivizing states to end capital punishment as well.
Amy Coney Barret Tilts The Balance in Divisive Ruling
"A lot for being with us on this day after Thanksgiving. It was right before Thanksgiving late Wednesday. When the U. S Supreme Court The majority said, even in a pandemic You can't put away the Constitution. Now. In New York governor Cuomo says that he issued these restrictions on places of worship. Based on science. And safety. And so this is a fascinating ruling. In many regards number one. It's a big plus for religious freedom. Number two. It was just this past summer. That the Supreme Court ruled basically the opposite. In a case and there's some other cases that are being considered. I believe some cases California, New Jersey, Louisiana, So this is all about the Supreme Court blocking New York's governor from enforcing 10 and 25 person occupancy limits On religious institutions. Courts, the restrictions would violate religious freedom. And are not neutral because they single out houses of worship or especially harsh treatment. Or said there's no evidence that the organizations that brought the lawsuit have contributed to the spread of cove in 19. And this was one of those 54 decisions. With Chief Justice John Roberts. Going along with Justices Stephen Bryer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. And in their descent. Chief justice. Roberts said he saw no need to take this action because New York had revised the designations of the affected areas. Governor Cuomo essentially Said the same thing. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court did rule on it and also in the sending opinion. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said this unlike religious services, Bike repair shops and liquor stores generally don't feature customers gathering inside to sing and speak together for an hour or more. She went on to say justices of this court play a deadly game in second guessing the expert judgment of health officials. About the environments in which a contagious virus now infecting a million Americans each week. Spreads most easily. Those are the words and the dissenting opinion from Justice. Sonia Sotomayor, your Down the majority, and this may be the new power five and this is one of the key developments out of this ruling. A new power five on the Supreme Court. Barrett Gorsuch. Thomas Alito. And Cavanaugh. Three of whom, of course, were Appointed By President Donald Trump in the Majority opinion. Justice, Gorsuch said this, he noted that Governor Cuomo had designated among others, the hardware stores acupuncturists. Liquor stores and bicycle repair shops as essential businesses. That were not subject to the most strict limits. Like these places of worship work. Gorsuch said. We may not shelter in place when the Constitution is under attack. Things never go well. When we do So it Zbig deal for the Supreme Court. It's a big deal for I mean, let's face it all those evangelicals that voted for President Trump. They've got to be doing a victory lap today, right? Maybe you are a swell 51283605 90. If you'd like to be a part of the program here, you give us a call or send us a text on K. O. B. J. It is because Amy Barrett just got on the court. Right, So it's really The first significant indication Of a rightward tilt to the court. And I mentioned this and may and July Supreme Court rejected challenges. Virus related restrictions on churches in California and Nevada. At that time, the Chief Justice John Roberts, Joined the courts Democratic appointees, which of course, then included Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And those rulings they stress that state and local governments required flexibility to deal with a dangerous and evolving pandemic. So The New York Times, Right said. This is just One example of how profoundly President Trump Has transformed the Supreme Court. This New York Times P, says Justice Bharat Help the chief justice of body blow. Casting the decisive vote in a 5 to 4 ruling. On religious services in New York. And New York Times says this is most certainly a taste. Of things to come. About this 51283605 90 here on Caleb E. J. It is an interesting question, right? In the summer time. Even the Supreme Court said, Look You may not like it when these local officials are trying to close the church. But You're dealing with health and safety issue. And there are rights. Given to local officials in the event. Of health and safety issues. Well, not in this case, the governor there in New York, Andrew Cuomo. He criticized the Supreme Court. Or overturning their restrictions. He said It was Morrell Astrit Ivo of the Supreme Court than anything else. He called the ruling irrelevant. Said it would have any practical impact because restrictions Are not in place and had been dialed back well. You know, it's interesting that even in the Opinion. That was written by Sonia Sotomayor, right? When she was talking about The court plays a deadly game and second guessing the expert judgment of health official. Let's stop right there.
Disney to lay off 4,000 more employees amid pandemic
"The company announced its plans to lay off a total of 32,000 employees by March. A further reduction in its workforce is the pandemic hits the company's theme. Park business is especially hard. The number of layoffs is about 4000 Morrell employees than the 28,000 job cuts announced in September. Most of the job losses will come in the company's theme park ranks where thousands of workers have already been furloughed or laid off. The Washington region has recovered
"morrell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Chef delivered to people's doorstep, so contact with delivery. Everything was prepared, cooked. You just warmed it up and ate it when you wanted to. So are logistical change. Set up a plan where they would take everything up at the kitchen. It would only go from the chef to that delivery driver. Our in house delivery drivers. Delivered straight to the door stuff and we would text when the food was there, So nobody saw it, Everybody, anybody you paid online and easy, breezy and we just really felt like that was the Easiest and safest way to get healthy food and into people's homes. Sure, but the quality of it had to be a concern, too. I mean, it's great the chef to the delivery person to the door contactless at the door. But you and I both know that you could go to A restaurant and there are some high end restaurants. We've a restaurant here in Cincinnati that was offering high end take out by the time you get home. It just isn't the same. I mean, you know that, particularly when you're talking about, for example, if you ordered fish, That's a very difficult thing, Is it not? Absolutely. And we were very careful working hand in hand with our chef. What would present Well what would taste Well, what would transport Well Because there are things like suceed you just Don't necessarily want to transport him there Things like French fries, You know they're going to taste great your places like check flight, but by the time you get them to your doorstep, they're not going to taste the same, though it took a lot of effort on our part to build. These men used to be able to create things that were close to As ordering it for catering are the restaurant as they possibly could be. Is it Morrell expensive to do takeout for a restaurant than it is to cook in house? Oh, you know, that's just that's kind of a church in question it handy depending on your menu item. Um A lot of things are a little more expensive to cook at home, but sometimes it is. It is a little less expensive to order from a restaurant. I've heard now You could just correct me if I'm wrong. But like, let's just say you want to do tacos, takeout tacos don't travel well through there. Not necessarily. It's all in the way you package them, So I think it's you know, you package being separately and you build your own taco. When you get home. That's one way of doing it versus Hacking them. I know that I've gotten tacos to go a restaurant before the pandemic and gotten home and thought, you know these artists be. They're soggy. So I really think it has a lot to do with packaging. And just just showing and putting forth that extra detail, you know, and pasta is tricky two. I mean, if you order pasta to go, you might You might get you might get whatever it might be Linguini Spaghetti, whatever it may be, and it might be cooked dente, and it might be perfect when it leaves there, but it could get mushy, particularly if you've got the sauce on top of it. If possible. Should people ordered the you know. Assemble it. Home kit sauce separate from pasta. Would that make sense? I totally recommend that Yeah, I mean, Yeah, yeah. Well, I totally agree with you because By the time you get home, there's just some things that are just tricky that don't need to be prepared. Completely fixed in the restaurant and transported. I think you know what restaurants could spend a little more time doing individuals, sauces and individual toppings and pause. It would make it fun for the individual are the family at home to build your own mill?.
Mild to severe: Immune system holds clues to virus reaction
"Why do people who test positive for cocaine? I'd have such different reactions. It's a question Morrell experts are now trying to unravel. Some have little or no symptoms. Others Khun rapidly die, and researchers are trying to determine why one possible explanation has emerged in some with severe cove in 19 the body instead of going after the virus attacks its own immune system as for why Children appear to be less vulnerable. That could be due to so called first responders immune cells, which decrease as a person gets older. Steve Futterman, CBS News
"morrell" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Quote dot com slash commercials or price could vary depending on your health issuing company, another factor not available in all states. From CBS News Radio. This is intelligence manners with former acting director of the CIA. Michael Morrell. Welcome back to intelligence matters. I'm Michael Morel. Our guest today is Brad Garrett, a former senior FBI agent. So Brad. Now he can see is Ah is an international fugitive. And it takes some period of time. Tio, track him down and find him and bring him back to the United States. Can you walk us through how that happened? How did you ultimately find him? And how did you bring him back? So you know, 4.5 years have basically leads that didn't did not lead us to Two Kanzius door and some of them are quite elaborate in remote parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Um I traveled virtually all over the world to interview people who claim they knew where he was and how we could catch him. But it wasn't until the spring of Of 1997 which is now four years in a few months after the shooting. Where a local clerk In Quetta. Called a local Pakistani clerk at the US Consulate in Karachi and told the head of conversation I think in her do where he basically said Look, we know that the U. S wants this guy. We know where he is. We can place him at a particular location at a particular time. And Ah, but that's goingto probably cost you some money so eventually that information gets too The CIA, which then ultimately gets to the FBI League at AA and then to me, and so over a Siri's of meetings with thes sources because once the clerk gets out of the picture, we're now dealing with tribal chieftains and In Afghanistan. And they sort of tell us the following look. We can place him at a location if you can pick him up there, and so there was two things. I've been up this road before where people say they can deliver. So you're gonna have to prove to me that you have the product. And so through these negotiations, they provided what would appear to be a recent picture. Of cosy. Um he's heavier, but it was clear to me that was probably him. They then also gave us a glass. That they claim his fingerprints are on. Ah, thank the glass brought it back to the U. S. Took it to the lab. And it was, in fact, his fingerprint And so this this is like, potentially now going together. And so what happens next? Is that sort of working with Obviously the CIA station chief, Ah, and the RSO, the regional security officer for the embassy, a State department agent. Ah, the FBI League at and myself. They started laying the groundwork with the Pakistani government if they'd be willing to allow us to basically arrest cosy in Pakistan. And so working with with eyes I d, which is sort of military intelligence. There is military intelligence in Pakistan. We worked closely with them. But we didn't give them a whole lot of detail. We needed them, obviously, from a legal standpoint and logistical standpoint, because they have the ability through helicopters. And planes to move us around the country, so they because of of the station chief's relationship with eyes I D and the league ATS relationship with other parts of the Pakistani government this one together So, basically what happened is on the day before we captured him. We got on helicopters and flew up to a city. Not far from where we ultimately arrested him, which was in DJ Khan, Pakistan. We staged Ah, with the military. We actually sent an agent. In some of the Iast eyed people down in a in a blacked out vehicle to do a surveillance of the hotel. He was supposed to be in now we have a source telling us that the source is with him. And that the source knows what room he's in and so forth, and so on, so After we have decided that it's probably the right place. We've got the Pakistani military basically being our backup myself and three other FBI agents. One was the league at The other two were from the FBI's Super SWAT hostage rescue team a Quantico so that's so with me, That's four of us. Get in the vehicle, along with the military. Obviously, in plainclothes in unmarked vehicles behind us, we drive down the DJ con restage outside the town. The source comes our vehicle said Look. He's in. He's in room 3 17 the third floor of the Shalimar Hotel. So one of the reasons you plan raids. Early in the morning is the obvious either. No one or a few people are up and it's it's more safety for you. And maybe even the person you're about to arrest hopefully. The problem is And this always happens when you plan these things. It's very hot in this town in June, and so they start to work at four o'clock in the morning, so there are hundreds of people on the street as we're driving through. This main road to get to the front of this hotel, the Shalimar Hotel. So you know, at this point we're committed. We step out of the vehicle We got on shower can nieces But underneath that we've got body armor and weapons and extra magazines and handcuffs and shotguns, etcetera. So the source had told us that there would. There is no security guard on the hotel on the front door would be unlocked. So we get out of the vehicle and line up and immediately. There's people now looking at us, because obviously we don't look Pakistani. And we can't get in. And so we start. The source starts knocking on the door eventually, who comes to the door but a security guard? He unlocks the door before he looks at us. So when he opens that we just pull the door open And so as we walked by him on the last person in the door, I mean in his his eyes or about as big as they could get, because this is like out of a movie for him. I'm sure See we go through. It's so dark in this hotel. We have to find flashlights because you can't see S so we stack up walk up to the third floor. Ah, the league at steps into the hallway with a shot gun racks it for security, and then we have a source knock on the door. As the three of us are stacked outside the door light comes on the doors unlock. We tell the source to disappear and we kick the door. At that point we go in. We get into a fairly big fight with him. Eventually. Get him down. Get a light on. I'm not convinced 100% is the right guy, But I think he is. We haven't Hank up behind us back. I said, flip him over lame on the bed. Ah, And so I got on. I straddled him took an ink pad. Think this thumb roll this print got on the ground with a flashlight, a magnifying glass and his prints in about two minutes because I had studied his fingerprints extensively if it's the right guy. So we get him up. Take him outside. The military is outside waiting for us that we basically drive from there to Ah, Small airport outside, DJ con. Get aboard and I s I d general's plane. Fly to Robin Pindi, which is where the military is as a primary focus not far from Islamabad. And then we run into trouble. Political trouble, Saidi said. We can't leave the country and so for basically two days were stalled. And so I had said to the generally I aside, general, I said, well, that they will be Accurate, but you allowed us to arrest him and so I've got to stay with him or in agents got to stay with him and make sure nobody questions them harms and etcetera. Well, they agreed to that. So for the next two days, every five hours, four of us switched out sitting outside his cell. Make sure nobody bothered him. Talk to him. Make sure he was fed. He got scratched up a little bit. Ah, during the tussle to get handcuffs on him, You know which way to treat a couple minor wounds. And so eventually, after two days, and I was stole conversations by then President Clinton and Secretary of State Albright with their counterparts in Pakistan, they let us go. So at five o'clock on Tuesday after the arrest on Sunday. We go and get on marked military plane and fly back and do mid air refueling. And eventually landed Dulles. Well, we still have more to discuss with Brad will be right back with our final segment. This is intelligence matters. I'm Michael morale. Hiring could be challenging. But ZIP recruiter makes it fast and easy way talk to CEO Dylan Miska Wits who needed to hire a director of coffee for his company, Cafe Altera. We would look through lots of applications for people who were not qualified. It definitely felt like we were looking for a needle.
"morrell" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"All these people embedded in government that are trying to do nothing other than At this point in their careers undermine the president hears what it sounds like. Here's a first look at the all new season of marrying millions. That's it's all hidden secrets in there all hidden messages Twitter taking it down yesterday, there was a big sort of conspiracy thing. Whether it's true or not, probably was on that cue. Sight that Google had stopped you from being able to search conservative websites that you see that and they said that just for one day they all went away like I had a whole list of like, 10 or 15 of them. If you try to get on there and find them, they didn't come up on the 1st 4 or five pages. I'm a little doubtful. Given that I'm searching for on conservative and liberal and mainstream websites every day. I didn't find out. I didn't find that to be you. Be the factual reality. Took it down for a couple of hours, But and it came back out. A couple hours of few hours was like for two minutes. Maybe your Internet women always out. No citizen. May I just I see that written. They give you the whole list. Of which ones? I think they were on message boards. Yes, exactly. No, it had and then it showed you pictures of the pages showing Look, it didn't come up here didn't come up here on it was tests temporarily Taken down. It's their way through the Internet makes the people in the Internet make money on conservatives with the two hon liberals. I don't think there's any incentive for them to stop when it comes to the E bikes, though they are apparently having their moment now because people are riding their bikes and was that the study that came out that said that you're better off riding any bike. That's so much better off that that people who had electric assist or a full electric bikes tended to get Morrell exercise because they rode them much more frequently. People on regular pedal bikes tended to not be as devoted. I know you've done it thana cycling on DH. And how do you do you still get out in cycle much? No. Never. I've had three people that I know in the last four years that have been hit and killed and I have so paranoid Now. I don't blame you that I just I trained for an entire iron man on a stationary bike at Gold's gym. Really? Yeah. I really rode the bike for, like, 4.5 to 5 hours. I would be on the look. I saw you earlier today that I haven't gotten up yet. My wife was on the bike next year like it's 7 30 Yeah, I know. I saw her now itself 15 other people on the same bike. I'm still riding. Still riding riding on ride right through episodes of Baywatch staff are like was like, still on. And then I remember when this show came on, How come you get divorced? I don't think.
"morrell" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Their of 9/10 of 1%. I'm Charlie, that is a Bloomberg business flash. It is indeed. All right, Charlie. Thank you so much. Let's get back to Mars Pearl, Chairman of patriotic millionaires on the phone from New York City we've been talking about This group of more than 80 wealthy individuals who are petitioning for higher taxes on the rich doubt pay for the bills in new government programs made necessary by the code 19 pandemic so bores Let's talk through the structure. You said that basically wealthy individuals should be paying the same tax rates that Jason I are being that everybody is paying. So is it a wealth tax, essentially to just to kind of put it out there and So you're saying the same tax brackets like how would it logistically work in your view? I mean, here in New York state. Some are state senators, Jessica Randall is proposing actually taxes and unrealized Capital games, essentially the same as a wealth tax homeowner's regular middle class people than paying a wealth tax for generations because their wealth is tied up in their homes, wealthy people investors. Don't be a wealth tax, and we think that's not fair. And we think that the wealthiest among us should be bearing more of a burden of the money that we need to pay for all the things that we need. Particularly due to the pandemic. But but what, specifically, So is it just the income tax rates? That's how you would structure it. I'm just curious about logistically. How would you do it? Like what Percentage is, How would it work? People are looking at actual wealth tax, taxing people in percentage of their wealth the same way that homeowners have been taxed percentage of the value of their homes for generations. People are looking at, including unrealized capital games that people would pay taxes. But when their stocks go up in value, whether or not they happen to sell the mess particular year There are a lot of different measures that our Congress people are. Representatives of state Senate State of some big people are looking up. So, Morris when you think about I mean, the pandemic obviously is one crisis. But you know, the crisis of social justice and racial inequality and some of the structural Things that we have really been made much more aware of in the past months to six weeks to eight weeks seems to have accelerated some of the conversations. It feels like at the corporate level. At least I wonder what you're seeing in your conversations about Whether some of the efforts that you're undertaking some of the conversations you're having did those change. Given that we have Morrell evidence it feels like of these vast inequalities. Think people are realizing looking forward looking for the years. The current system is not working. Not just that a person was murdered in Minnesota into millions of people who feel like they're being treated as second class citizens, and they're right. Millions of people who have conversations with their kids. Not like my parents did about. Oh, if you get separated to go find a policeman with a bad talk to Emmett. So if you get separated worry about the police badges, and that's not right. And I think everyone should have the right to growth the way I did. And millions of people in our country don't have that, and they don't have the same privileges and rights that I've grown up with. And It's not right. It's not fair, and it doesn't work. Your friend thundering and more with people who want to join the cause. Morris Yes, we pay throughout. Millionaire started work, and we have hundreds of people around the country and around the world now, and more and more people are joining up because our people we have a staff of people that helped him speak out helps them get their voices out. Helps to make the case that they actually don't want the gross inequality that they're seeing. So I have to say, and we have a really loyal following and listeners but Ron at on Twitter system, what's keeping them from just sending a cheque to they got to the government if it's how they feel like it. I do wonder if there needs to be some kind of symbolic move. By somebody to kind of get things moving in the right direction. Just got about 45 seconds here. Look, It's not just that I want to pay more tax. I don't like paying taxes anymore than anyone else does. And I want a system where all of us pay our fair share. That's what I want. You can't run a country club on the base. Is everyone paying whatever they feel like You can't run a country that way, either. So we have to have a system where we all agree that everyone pays their pressure. 30 seconds will change in White House maybe changed this movement. Yes and well change the White House a change in the offices of some of the senator's Yes. I think I'm looking forward to the next administration of President Biden and different All right, Morris Pearl. We're going to leave it there Come back and visit with us again really appreciate it really appreciate the time Chairman patriotic millionaires. Joining us on the phone from New York City certainly does seem to be gaining some steam. Some names like Abigail Disney, Of course, among the most vocal there. Carol Lotte needs to go to the website that our listeners especially recognized. I remember being at milk in last year's and individuals coming up to us and actually saying that wealthy individuals saying Yeah, it's time for us to pay more. On it be more of a well tax than Justin Income tax, So we'll obviously be following this conversation..
"morrell" Discussed on Carry The Fire Podcast
"So I think you know we can even take some very recent examples like during World War, two with with the government's Victory Garden Initiative where they were like. You know things are being rationed, we need to. We need to be a little more self reliant. During that period when ordinary Americans started growing food and their own backyards, we actually created forty percent of the food that we needed to eat from our own backyards. So this is not. Involve radical lifestyle change. This could start incrementally like there's things that we can do. That I see exemplified the idea of a garden city, being our final destination is a species, or at least the next phase of the adventure that it's a mature adulthood that honors our Garden Childhood Honors Our Stormy Adolescence and says what can we move into? Feel like we had a theme of kind of seeing seeing some path down the middle of a lot of different things. Today. It's interesting. You put it that way because I don't think of myself as a very moderate person at least not for moderation saint. Some inheriting Oh. The best thing will be if I look at this this craziness and this craziness that draw a line down the middle. But I think having children is definitely a moderating influence inherently like. Some of my younger brethren on the right and the left call for whatever revolution that they're wanting to see and I'm kind of like. Yeah, I want. Aspect kids and I wanted to have a good life, so I'm willing to be an incremental. To see that happen. Yeah maybe. We can think of it less as middle of the road and little more dialectic. Yeah yeah kind of sacred ten. All right man well. Thank you so very much pleasure talking to you and. Hopefully. Can Hang in real life at some point. That'd be good. Actual Cosmic Campfire was on tour, so. Yeah and I was not able to go to your recent tour..
"morrell" Discussed on Carry The Fire Podcast
"I wanted swing back a little bit so what you're talking about, we re while there and. texting earlier you were talking about. It sounds like that's connected to You'd go ARCO Primitivism. Bitch explain what what that is and. What it means for you and when it doesn't mean. Sure. Happy to so yeah and Arco. PRIMITIVISM is a is a branch of anarchism, which of course is. A personal slash political philosophy that emphasizes the. Values of personal autonomy and also voluntary associations and communities, and it critiques all archies. Anarchism is against against the archies. Hierarchies Patriarchy Center. It's. Identified loosely. Anarchist actually think that some hierarchies are inherent in our our species not to go all Jordan Peterson, lobster, talk or anything I. DO think that there. Is some truth to you know some people do gravitate toward leadership, but again this is what an Arco Primitivism emphasizes. Is that in many tribal structures including a precious few surviving indigenous cultures to this day that tendency to have ambition to? Be rather than being rewarded like so many. sociopaths today by getting high positions in governments and corporate boardrooms, their openly mocked by by tribal elders in many cultures, and that that energy is channelled for the common good for the collective good, and if some of cultures if someone continues with ambitious showboating power, grabbing behavior, their exiled, or even killed, like it starts off that people are ridiculed, and they kind of joked with them in order to put them in their place, but eventually if they persist, they're seen as a danger as a real threat to everything else the. Excise people, one way or another? But in our Caprivi has this rich culture of storytelling. I I'm thinking contemporary. World Daniel Quinn's Ishmael novel trilogy where he tells. The story of humanity from being hunter gathers to being complex Agrarians, and what was lost in translation,.
"morrell" Discussed on Carry The Fire Podcast
"Ignore all of it all altogether and. Yeah super tempting to go into one or the other, and the way that I framed as a semi reformed conspiracy junkie. Is that I, I try to hold two different things, intention one is fat, powerful people as well as those who aspire to power. We'll do what it takes to gain or maintain power including collusion including working together in creative ways to do that i. e conspiring like that's not, that's not out of the question that people have the motivation and the means to do that. On the other hand. It's really hard when people are doing that to shut up about it. So, you see this I think with the trump. White House has leakier than any anything whatever shenanigans her up. There's always some staffer with an anonymous twitter account. They can't wait to blab about what's going on behind the scenes like so when people talk about like a Cova conspiracy that involves everything hospital on the planet. You know trumping up these deaths and working on these things it's like the mammoth coordination that many conspiracy theories rely on for their explanatory power I. Just think isn't possible from a psychological standpoint that even when I am studying secret societies and things they're doing to gain and maintain power. They split just like Protestant Churches Man. They've got like all these different lodges factions that Hate Each Other and that also is interesting, and then also is intrigued, but it's not you know the aluminum body like the. It was like one particular branch of Bavarian freemasonry back in the day, and it had its sphere of influence, but then sewed other lodges, and so when people ascribe this omnipotent, almost like fundamentalist vision of Sky Daddy God to conspires like sorry. No Bill Gates does not have that much power. Bill Gates has some power. You know I think Jeffrey. Epstein was murdered okay? Cover up a crazy pedophile cult that we'll probably learn more about but I also don't think it's the same thing as pizza gate which the you know Cunanan conspiracy. are going into. Sorry this is way too specific for some listeners like what in the world see talking about right now, but just this past week we didn't even notice it because of everything else going on, but the Pentagon has officially acknowledged footage of homes I. Don't know if you saw the footage from a couple of years ago, but they've now said this was actually from from us right right right and so several years there. Yes, the footage was already they're. They're they're only acknowledging unidentified flying objects. They're not saying aliens exist or anything like that, but when I was growing up in the ninety s like the government denied existence of even footage, like pretty phenomenal that this is happening, and also that it's happening through in many ways to the agency of Tom Delong. From blink eighty two now has a government contracted UFO research facility and I'm like Oh my goodness. The writers of America are drunk right now. He has a government contract. Yes, yeah, he is now officially working with the United States government to substantiate into further research on identified aerial phenomena. I had no idea about that. That's that is interesting. Okay, it's one word for it. Yeah, I'm just like wow. Back when House of cards I came out and it was considered really convoluted and dramatic, but now it's like. I know partly partially. It was canceled because.
"morrell" Discussed on Carry The Fire Podcast
"For the survival of the tribes as were men may have differentiated roles, but they were not seen as superior inferior to each other. And and it's hard to make the transition. When we started becoming complex farmers complex agriculture, a lot of things happen. We started using heavy tools a lot of social stratification a lot of gender. Separation, a lot of oppression seems to be berthed in that. But even at that we still lived in towns and villages that were relatively small. You know I think that scientists say brain scientists that we have the capacity for about two hundred meaningful relationships and beyond bat. We just don't really do good with the math and I. Think we see that right now. In the way that some people are just overwhelmed by a relative icing the covert. Nineteen deaths like as of this recording in the US or something like sixty one thousand downs, and there are some people who are just like. Oh, well, you know. That's like the typical flu stats for the deaths in the year, which is actually not true but. Sort of shows me. How if you tell a story about one person dying? It can really motivate someone to change their life, but once we start aggregating. Equity can be really challenging and I think that someone who you know, the whole one of the points of reviled this on profit is helping us is people to reverse catastrophic traffic climate change through. Practical lifestyle changes as individuals and as communities where we can reconnect with with Spirit self, other and world in ways that are nourishing their life giving away, so they're fun and enjoyable, and the challenges that like climate change is such a big abstract threat that mode that most humans. We can't wrap our minds around it daily motivation away in the same way that hunter gatherers for able to. Wrap, their minds around not wanting to get eaten by Predator, and that was part of the glue that held them together. That was part of the drama of their lives..
"morrell" Discussed on Carry The Fire Podcast
"Religious imagination, and you know paint things through their slogans, and their ideas of what they attach to be a better world as much as I might disagree with it. I cannot doubt its efficacy in the battle of stories for shaping what we're seeing right now. Yeah, which is so hard because? We've got to be able to. Tell. A Better story that isn't one. That's a an US versus them. You know like because the those stories have. So much power over. The way that we see our involvement. In our, country and our world. In Our neighborhood But so many of them. Even if. You can argue at core. They aren't US versus them stories which I I think you could definitely say. The Christian story, that it's I think you can say it's an anti US versus them story, but it has been. Co opted into one of the biggest us I them stories I. think that that you can find and one of the most powerful in the modern. Yeah! Yeah absolutely I think that. Guy's really really challenging to tell a story without some kind of conflict. If we to turn on television and the story about someone's really awesome lie, I kept getting better and better. We might be like biking. Good for them or envious or something, but we probably turn it off after a while. There's something. I feel like Walter. Wink lamented this a bit in his the powers that be where he was sort of talking about the violence, inherent in the myth of redemptive violence, and how the myth of redemptive violence is virtually synonymous with dramatic storytelling, a in our culture in virtually any any culture, and and it's an interesting question, right like if we do have this sort of binary mind, good versus evil, right versus wrong. Do we need? An enemy to hook into your. Keeps them. I I don't I don't know. Silicone talks about that a bit in her book, The opposite of hate and She's basically saying this is hard..
"morrell" Discussed on Carry The Fire Podcast
"Came through channeled messages with angels. If we'RE GONNA. Take these experiences at at face value. You know all the way to in the Twentieth Century Jack Parsons who was a pioneering rocket scientist who pioneered? Technology, that very soon after that became NASA he was A. Lee might and Alastair Croly Divo- who is doing a sex magic when he wasn't figuring out the best ways to use gunpowder to help with rocket fuel so. Lose makes the argument that the scientific method actually directly. Comes from a cult methodology, magical methodology as opposed to religious methodology A. I mean he's carefully. It doesn't draw too hard and fast line, but tends to be that religion is isn't inherited thing something that's passed down more or less accepted, you know these are sacred stories are sacred beliefs and understandings, whereas the cult and Magic and arguably mysticism, contemporary of life is more of an experimental approach. It's like let's see if this works. So you know in the Western? Esoteric tradition of her medicine. Alchemy is what directly leads. One could argue to the scientific method without comey know you're attempting to turn, lead into gold whether literally or the lead of your heart and your character into gold of something that is more enduring and the ALC- chemical experiments, you can sort of trace the line to where people began to more and more do experiments that gave birth to the enlightenment, and they really did feel like they were discovering magic, when within the birth of science itself There's a lot of talk about earliest. I heard a lot of it growing up. About Science, coming out of a Western worldview because there was a belief that. If. There was a creator then there was ordered to be found. In the natural world. But I still see that point of to actually. Discovered that order if it's, they're like you have to be experimenting, you have to actually you can't just which which is that? which is that divide there between you know the church saying okay, the sun is the there's the center of the universe and someone else being like. I'm experimenting and it doesn't seem like it is and I..
The Promise and Forgotten Journey by Silvina Ocampo
"Of the joys on the path of a reader is seeing a name that you see for years and years. Who is this person as we know today? This person who we hear of and don't know is likely to be a woman who's been neglected. This woman Safina. Oh compo was considered to be one of the great unknowns of South American Literature. She worked with or who we spore his when he was putting together his collection of fantastic literature working on that anthology as well was her husband. Cassavetes who wrote a book that Voorhis praised very highly the invention of Morrell. I read born face and Casado race as a young man but until recently I had never read much to my discredit savina Ocampo. Now I can say in my defense. The two of her books a novel and a book of Stories have just been translated and published by city. Lights press many people know city. Lights Bookstore do you also know that froing getty has oppress attached to that bookstore? Yes there is a press and they have published Safina Compost Forgotten Journey which is a book of short stories. But if I am not giving away too much the forgotten journey is the journey out of the womb into the world. This is a journey. None of US succeed in remembering completely. He did not remember it or face. He saw that. Silvino aqap ball had the gift he said of clairvoyance and so now. We have to thrilling books. Forgotten Journey a book of her short stories and I mean the longest is six pages and then a novel called the promise and we say an awful because it is probably the longest thing she wrote. But it's fairly a hundred pages. I have three translators here who have been working on Silvino compo and they are just some of the translators who are working on Silvino Compo. Because she's about to be the discovery that we have all been waiting for. It's very exciting. And one of these translators is the marvelous Suzanne Joe Levin who goes by the name June. Wien many of you will know as soon as I tell you that. She has translated. Cabrera Infanta. Julio Cortazar Carlos Fuentes Man will tweak Severo Saad we hand Buick Assad Race. And she's translated a great deal of poetry more than forty book on translations she is the dean of Spanish South American literature and translation with her are to people who've been her students and who worked with her on each of these two books. Jill how did you come to know? Savina OCAMPO's work well I came to know Selena. Compost work Because I had the good taste and look to make amazing Literary critic when I was very young New York name a mirror years ago and he with him I was down in Argentina and Together we went to the House of Combo They were married. They were married and so I met them for the first time but of course I had already heard of them because I studied Latin American literature in college and And I was at graduate school that time so but getting to meet. These people was like so exciting. You know it's sort of like meeting Gods When you're a student you're studying. These people like absolutely amazing. Did you also meet for his? At that time. I actually met him the year before because he was brought to yell to give a lecture and evolve bone. Was there also Savino Campbell about whom we're speaking being cassavetes and all who were triumvirate of sorts? Once they married for fifty years he continued to be their dinner guest and You know he as I said. He said of her that she was clairvoyant. She didn't take many photographs. She did not like to be photographed when you see a picture of Safina or Campo. It's not unusual for hands to be crossed in front of her face and if fast if she were going to this or that party she would sing with this ugly face. Jessica Powell use started to read Cedar Fina under the direction of Jill Levine. Yes I was first introduced to Selena's work many years ago in a translation seminar that I took with Jill when I was a graduate student at UC Santa Barbara and after that class ended Jilin. I decided to collaborate on a novella which was actually the only work that Silvino Compo and her husband Blake Assad wrote together and so it was lower haight which is fantastic and we co translated it. And after that Jill and I started talking about you know Oh wouldn't it be wonderful to translate more of Selena's works and so then in Katie a? New Young came on the scene and she's completing her doctorate and her dissertation is in part on Compo Katie's Latif John worked on the translation of forgotton journey. A book of short pieces. There has been also. I don't want to confuse anyone a book of poetry from the New York review books as well as another book covering the entire spectrum of So Vena or Campos pros. I've found my own beginning point. Were these two thrilling little books. Let's here who would like to read a section of Savino Compo? Who'd like to go start with the first black? I can read a section of the Olive Green Dress. The first paragraph from journey forgotten journey. The very first book of Savino Gone Full. Let's hear the first paragraph of the Olive Green dress the olive green dress. The display windows stepped forward to greet her. The only reason she had left the House that morning was to go shopping. Miss Hilton blushed easily her skin translucent as a waxed paper like those packages who's wrappings reveal. All that's inside but beneath such transparencies where the thinnest layers of mystery behind the branching veins growing a little tree over the surface. She was ageless unjust when one noticed the deepest wrinkles on her face or her long white braids. It was possible to catch an unexpected glimpse of her youth in some childlike gesture. Other times she seemed to have the smooth skin of a young girl and light blonde hair precisely at the moment when she looked as if old age had caught up with her. The first paragraph of a very short story called the Olive Green Dress as I read. The stories seem to escape from me as I moved forward in them. There's a strange quality of presence and absence coal joint as she writes. It's quite extraordinary and this first paragraph. Because it's so zigzag you know I I saw it begins with a very odd sentence received like awkward. How could display windows stepped forward to greet you of course? That's that's very surrealist element of you. Know which was the time she was writing in but you know she she young as she old. It's like going from a woman's You know perception of herself but you were talking about how she felt about. She looked I mean. I thought this is kind of interesting example now. Above of that of of those issues and so as very twisty this is Jill Levine. Who is perhaps the Guardian Angel of these three translators bringing savina Ocampo's writing into our present