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Fresh update on "nora" discussed on Sustainability Explored
"On then they sent either deputy was a quality manager but it might be the quality monitor on some other engineers or class having somebody within the quality of the Barmen. There were sent to training noto three days five days of training they came back with the the knowledge. Sunday. They went out on a new. We'll take them maybe. A months a year to takes somebody that is doing on on its on anywhere between night a year to. Eighteen. Months completed under on. So it's still possible on still companies still do it. As a matter of fact, just recently I got an inquiry from somebody that all they wanted was our support to come in on help them with their internal audit. Missile. Comedy that has probably around I WANNA say around thirty people on this person hire to implement the system. That's where they were doing. You know To the point where we're not GONNA WANNA auto myself. I'm pretty sure that what is good about what? Is located on those they reached out since you come in to help us to build a audit to make sure nothing's have been. implemented. Correctly Okay. So that was that pre audit to check whether they have done things correctly not for you. This is safely. The internal audit itself it's more than that. preordained really goals indefinitely were, for example, for a company that has thirty days on my spend today's During that, really you could call it a in-depth review. What does certifications body do is? Roughly on Day Masada half day on a day to just make sure they have a system in place. They don't really dig into the details they WANNA, make sure that there's a system in place so that when it comes time to build a state stool audit. Certification audit solemn high confidence that will that you have system bladon be wasting your time nor wasting their time. And how much time is there between audit and audit to? Is there any time constraints at all? I actually depending on the standard or sometimes constraints are usually those have limited usually on ninety base of I believe on might be incorrect with this. It escapes me is on thousand on. Is On thousand on his often there's A, time. Limitation. However, what I like to do in the case of clients I liked them to. Have the the states still between thirty to sixty ninety days maximum between. According to your professional judgment talk five personal traits old I s old consultant. You can see those reflecting individuals of our business leaving Terry being resourceful. Knowledgeable colorful vessel. Would start to his integrity to amend it was almost library to mid my mind and. Two out of this interview. Either we someone listening to this interview right now on the podcast and. The person becomes inspired to do the job that you do. Where would you suggest he her to start educating? The person on the subject. That's a good questions there song many resources out there that can be used on on readily available to anybody. So there's multiple websites that you cool. To on some of them are more specific or how expertise from consultants or experts in in in the matter from. Different. Regions of the world intense about quality itself in belong into groups in the case of the of the US on the American Society for Quality. Good resource because you could get really good reliable information from there s as well as. Not only just facing inequality systems, but also in the whole quality arena, which is relevant because eventually allow obviously a lot of those things lose to end up on eighteen specially as you're moving to very sophisticated standards. So having that resource available to appear is good and then there's multiple levels of trainings coup attempt. On nowadays with the different technology available. There's the flexibility for you a Assad. Consultant Nora or just somebody that wants to learn about the subject matter who to use available to you. So depending on your learning style in your somebody that. Escape. Quite capable talk to learn just by looking at a presentation on listening to somebody speak over the computer that's available to you. But also, there's more traditional off deliveries of training seminars. A lot of people myself in many instances, the body seminars, it gives you a chance to interact with other people in Seattle People's experiences on that to me it's valuable in. Learning the subject matter because it's a when you look at the standard. As you mentioned. In dollars around remember hundred, hundred, fifty dollars on one very common reaction that I get from people that. When I go into the company will after they I get a copy of their standing up to date they bought it. Spent. One hundred fifty dollars on on a standard. Say, I. got this. It's really thin is a your shirt is the only thing that I need to get? The Standard Service around I. Don't Know Twenty Five thirty years of the actual requirements. It's very dense. It's very general Read it the first time I have never read it will not make sense. Yeah. It will not make sense on his heart to start making connections between what the standard says between the standard says one, the intent of the standard is and then how does that apply to your business you? Apply that to different. Businesses. What does it mean to be on life? Exactly Yeah. Had some experience whizzing lamenting IFC performance standards also, very generic. Applicable to every industry, you name it and you can retranslated to that industry and when leaving us me. Yes. But how exactly did you do that? I don't know. You merge them together I don't know but is through the standards they are very because they generic and universal. For the sake of being able to be applied. To all different industries they are they have to be. Simple and you will not simple but yet universal general. General. In that in that aim of trying to. Get. Him. So General it has left its sole. Cloudy if you will. That were we as consultants come in and try to provide as much clarity as fossil and guidance young. I would probably add a system thinking. To your list to practice for the person who wants to do something in that field is to release started practicing systems thinking and. Finding. Ole Overview of face. It's true on Friday the you mentioned that are GonNa do. I Apologize? Was Not permitted but personal plugin but in my Lincoln Page my personal linked in page. Anybody cares to look in my profile. In there, you'll find a video about assistance actually video with my family. We might might do daughter so so they're highly trained or like a white light to say they're highly untrained actress. But. We show systems Using levels on it's about a fake a maybe. Not. Article maybe is not more than thirty minutes. So if you're interested in seeing how system works now, how come.
Aardvarks are Ailing Amidst Heat and Drought
"The aardvark is a rare animal alphabetically at least whereas the first creature listed in English language dictionaries. And they're usually rarely seen in their African home. But. That's because they're not terminal solitary and live in underground burrows. They're actually fairly common at in recent years there being seen more frequently while that may be fortunate for tourists and wildlife enthusiasts. It's not really good news for the vox themselves. Southern Africa is becoming gradually hotter and dry due to climate change, which is occurring the more rapidly than other parts of the world and I therefore chose to dedicate my PhD. To investigating how climate change affects the artifacts in the hottest and driest habitats in Africa, in which they occur, which is the Hari semi-desert Nora vire from south, Africa's University of the voters Ronde. For more than three years she and her team the activities of a dozen aardvarks in the Kalahari via tiny tracking units they implanted in the animals. aardvarks generally sleep during the heat of the day and emerge during the cooler nighttime hours to eat and termites. But vire found that during a drought, they were likely to be active during the day. The Kalahari is always aerated, but one summer lack of rain caused a big vegetation dial off. And terms disappeared, which made the aardvarks go hungry usually the period of the year during which very little food is available. It's winter. So if you come up during winter, day it's nice and. Wall mish and not too hot during the cold dry winter. A hungry aardvark has trouble regulating body temperature. Stay warm. The survival strategy they evolved is to become more active during the day when it's warmer outside. But virus aardvarks were going hungry during the summer. Their strategy of being active during the day, which is a smart move during the winter became a trap. During the summer they face hunger, heat, stress, and dehydration. The findings are in the journal Frontiers Physiology these energy saving mechanisms that aren't chuck showed not always enough for them to save energy during droughts and several artifacts of our study. Also other artefacts died climate change is expected to bring more frequent droughts and heat waves. So the Kalahari and aardvarks might not be able to cope aardvarks are ecosystem engineers. Their burrows are used by war hogs, porcupines, Muir. Cats, and even by endangered pangolins as shelter from heat and Colt. If aardvarks can't survive a hotter Drier Kalahari Of it mean for the rest of their ecological community. Thanks for the minute
Fresh "Nora" from KYW 24 Hour News
"Cable W 24 hour traffic center. Tonight. Back to school on the brink For 1/16 straight day, the U. S death toll reaches an average of 1000 deaths. The daunting choices facing parents tonight one of the country's biggest school systems goes virtual classrooms that had just reopened. Now tell students to quarantine plus from the Masters to football. The changes to the fall sports season just announced. Increasing infections. Texas surpasses half a 1,000,000 cases of Corona virus as one in four people tested our positive tonight. The three major cities now projected to be hot spots this fall. Plus did a shortage of protective gear in California lied to nearly 16,000 essential workers Getting sick Thie New Democratic ticket makes its debut And I couldn't be prouder to be by his side, firing off on President Trump and laying out their vision for the next four years going on the offensive President Trump launches fresh attacks against his new rivals. Plus, why is the president's son in law meeting with Kanye West Canine attack? Why did police order a dog to bite a black man in his own backyard even after he was on the ground? Remembering Sumner Redstone Media titan who turned drive in theaters into a multimedia empire passes away tonight We look back at his life career and that famous catchphrase content is King. On the show must go on. We'll show you how technology saved the day for young musicians sign line by the pandemic news reporting from nations. Good evening and thank you for joining us. Nora is off tonight. I'm Margaret Brennan, with Americans now dying at a rate of 1000 day in cases of Corona virus still increasing in some areas. Parents and teachers.
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Dangerous, it's a moment where like things are going to shift the polls or are shifting right. We can see that power is shifting. We can see global power is shifting and I don't think that unions understand that they are in a moment of doer die like they are in a moment of survival or collapse in the same way that every other aspect of our. Economy and our society is and I mean I you know as you were talking, I could hear a lot of the WHO I work with being like we'll nora journalists don't listen to us. We can't get fair coverage within the press and it's like I I hear all of that but I also know how corporate communications works and how much more they are like. Like emailing journalists or sending them stories or sending them prepackaged whatever's or or relying you know like imagining that you can go toe to toe with a nation in the same way in the press it's like, no, you make news in different ways and the as you said at the beginning like this lack of of creativity. Is So dangerous because we can see that it's creativity that has pushed the biggest movements of twenty, twenty, four hundred, and if we agree that something like you know long term care needs to not be private let's say let's say that's the big lesson that we so far learned from Kovin. Okay. So I know that there's a coalition of unions that has come out and they're going to have a campaign about healthcare, but it's like that's not enough like no offence you folks do this every year and so now the question is like, okay why is that? Not Enough? Well, it's not enough because we know that obviously unions are going to want public health care and it's not enough because. It's not actually just about private healthcare in Ontario and Alberta it's not at all about private health and Quebec mostly it's about public healthcare in Quebec and so then the question becomes how do you communicate with average people and the the crisis has shown that that passes through your workers themselves by them being able to talk about the working conditions and putting forward the plans to create something new. And then you couple that kind of stuff not appealing to people about private is bad practice bad because it's like. I I know that but that's boring. You can't just talk to average people. But how private is bad in public is good because a lot of people have a lot of experience of bad public stuff too and so then it's like, okay so. Give us the model like how does the model work? Then if you got rid of private home care private healthcare private long-term care what does that look like and once you have that where where are you shutting down press conferences? Where are you getting in the face of Doug Ford from a socially distance perspective? And making this as urgent as it feels because of your campaign passes through a press release, it doesn't pass through announcement that is like shutting down of Doug, Ford's daily announcements or you're not literally in the face of. Legrand who's The fucking Education Minister in Alberta? Then of course, you're going to be ignored. Of course you are because you're not a corporation that you're never a corporation no matter how much the new owners, the Toronto Star WanNa lump labor and big business into the same cup of people you're not that we absolutely need like rank and file members right up. To shop stewards right up to local presidents and then pushing up to their leadership in the upper echelons of of the Labor to start taking that radical action to start doing those wildcats and to insist that they do get the coverage and they're bringing that voice of average people forward that has just been so ignored. So zozo ignored. Yeah I'm so glad that. You know you you talked about. These types of strategies that unions can be taking. But I also want to mention like just just think about what's obvious. You know unions and you know we're picking on the unions a little bit probably because of our own history with unions and how we understand that, but it's it's unions it's not for profit. It's a think tanks it's. The party. The MVP like. Think about what's obvious like? Would you do in a situation where like you know? I'm GonNa talk about it as though it's theoretical but it's like it's real well as you do in a situation where there is like this global pandemic. And a whole bunch of injustice. That is laid bare and. Becomes far more stark. and. Then it was before the pandemic and a whole bunch of people are about to become homeless. And? The economy's going to shit and people are forcing. Kids to go back to school teachers to go back to work in that situation wouldn't like if it was like a conversation wouldn't you say Food Nora and me and Nora has made these terrible decisions I'd be like, fuck you rather some bullshit. Here's some other options that you could you could think of. If Nora then said. Thanks for that but I don't actually give a shit. I might slap her across the face. Say I'm never going to talk to you again I might force her to if she started to walk out of the room, I might shut the door behind her and say, actually you're going to sit here and finished talking to me about this because this is fucking nuts that you would just spit in my eye, and then if she did spit in my eye, I tell you that there would be a fucking fight because I know a little bit of martial arts or something. Do you know what I mean like? We are literally. On the ground here like our is are being spit on..
Fresh "Nora" from WBZ Afternoon News
"Now, though, it's 63 time for traffic and weather together. Subaru retailers of from England. All wheel drive traffic on the threes. Hi, Mike. Hey there, Nicole. No surprise troubles on the expressway. Now South Island isn't bad. Coming out of the city. It is backed up after schooI norms Street down into Quincy with a disabled box truck in the breakdown lane by Furnace Brook Parkway, Nora found jammed Braintree up to the scene of that breakdown. Lots of curiosity. Really. It's a truck now. Further. Farther north, it's stopping. Go granted, have passed Neponset circle. Then you break loose, and it's clear up to the top. Elsewhere. Things are good with the lower end of 1 28 Route three on this house. Sure, it's fine. Now. All the Cape Highways were good, including the born and sad, emo bridge is up to the north. 1 20 It's wide open now nor founds, running about 30 minutes. From the pike Up to room one in Peabody, Rou won itself is fine Roots three and 93 north or good up towards the New Hampshire line. Mass. Pike's been good all afternoon. It continues to be a steady ride out to Natick and into framing him and downtown. It's nice and quiet now, the Tobin Bridge just about ease down the lever it down. Ramp, the lower deck. Sterile drive. They're all okay, too. Miking W B C's traffic on the three and now it's time for the four day W B z ack you weather forecast If you're into this tropical hot weather we've been having well, I hate to tell you it is going to cool off here in the next few days. We have a heat advisory, though up through eight o'clock.
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"He. Hey, Sandy. going. How are you this week? I'm great I i. saw that we had some listeners that were checking some really old episodes of Sandy Nora and I listen to the start of one while I was like editing are loss episode who I cannot do that. I can't do that. I wasn't listening to the content because I can't do that. I can't do that. No. That's just too much for me. One listen ever, and that's the the the Qa listen before we publish. But the way that we started originally was a lot more peppy, and even I feel pretty happy and I've got a glass of wine sent Sunday night We were really peppy in the start of this podcast. Oh, that if there's anything that was going to. Secure the fact guarantee that I will never listen back. Those old episodes that was it. I'm not gonNA be doing it. No, thank you. Know it. Nope, I, mean you all should i. hope it's good. I just can't do that. I can't live that life, but it wouldn't be the worst thing given how right we've been about so much. Oh. Yeah. Great Point. Yet I mean that's been pretty cool like I. DO recall that we'd meet a whole bunch of predictions and whole bunch of analysis on things that have happened politically. Over the last? What does it been now? Almost three years? Yes. Yeah and I mean a lot of what we said has borne out and so. While I will not be listening back to our old conversations. Might be good for other people to take a listen and just. Reconfirm for yourselves that we are podcast listening Dan Bruce Pretty Smart Women. Yeah. I can only imagine what it's like to listen to that stuff without the cringe factor of hearing yourself three years ago do analysis Right. Exactly. It is true though I mean it's been a pretty incredible a couple of years, and you know normally we would be taking a couple of weeks off. It's the summer. Going, to rerun. Ends, we don't actually, but but we do normally take some time off in the summer and this year I. Mean, there's no reason to his, there's nothing to do. So I don't know about you. But like I'm definitely feeling a bit introspective a little bit. Like, trying to figure out what exactly we've been trying to achieve with this podcast and what that means to be like, right? All the time I mean the the that's happening right now in Ontario about kids going back to school is interesting because the places me right back into April and May were Quebec was having the same debate and on that issue I was very opposed to schools being open and schools opened, and there was no major outbreaks. There was literally a single big outbreak in one classroom in the whole province and overall the outbreak rate remain the same as the average population, and so I can quite happily say that my fears were not born out. Things were very, very good I'm not saying that people in Ontario shouldn't worry because conditions were different. Our class sizes were actually small. Sorry, guys. but it was an interesting moment. I was like man, I was pretty wrong and I was pretty proud to be wrong and I'm happy that I was wrong because, of course, Microsoft go back. But man that does not happen very often and. No. It doesn't. I mean, even this week I. Shared with you this article on. The Keel Burgers, and how it was just like kind of interrogating. The we charity or foundation or. Me To we or I duNno whatever corporation. We're referring to today that is connected to the Keel workers, because, of course, through the course of the scandal, we've realized that there's several more than just meet a we or we or whatever. But in any case, this article that I shared with you was was discussing how. Staff of. One of those organizations, maybe multiple of those organizations were told to go to a holiday party in Toronto that was being hosted by bill more no, and was going to be helping his political career and I mean the staff didn't know. That, that was the purpose for the Party and a lot of the staffer opposed to going altogether because they couldn't. Tell why it was related to work to their employment but the leadership at. We charity a very forceful and trying to make their staff, go to this party, and it's just one of the things that we were talking about just a few episodes ago about how the Liberals have a bunch of these types, of organizations. That that, really one of their main purposes are two. Funnels support to the party whether that support is manufactured or actually like an organized sort of support. So right again, Yes, and so in case you're not sure what this episode is going to be about. It's summer retrospection on how we're right and city. How. How we you know? We shouldn't get it as yet because he got some people to think that maybe before you think those shows, how how we always rate? How does it? How is that? The case? Will I mean? That's I think what we're GonNa talk about this episode, and like honestly you know we're not trying to be like. NARCISSISTS or whatever we're just you know there's there's a thing that happens with the type of experience that we've had and the ways that we've oriented ourselves where a bunch of Shit just becomes really obvious and we want that to become obvious to you too. So, we're GONNA. Yes. We're going to give you a little bit of some of the. Things that we've learned over our. Activism experience that hopefully will make some of these things more obvious to you as well. Because you know I sometimes.
Fresh "Nora" from Deminski and Doyle
"I'm quite sure they've heard about it. They're going to tell you so, Yeah, I do Think it's a little bit too intrusive. What do you say? 100 to 8311.5 for 19 years. Fast Traffic. Right. There's still enclosure of Newark pumped in terror Begin the Riverdale area. This was an accident that happened several hours ago. A car hit a pole. Knock down some wires that this report is sponsored by Kraft Speed. Three portable protein packs Try craps P three portable protein packs up to 13 grams of protein for me, cheese and nuts. And with comedian all to go packaging P three. Is there for your commute or whenever you need a boost of energy. New problem, Auntie seven have been Tony. It's been slow north of aged one to forbid than farther up the line pretty slow it exit eight up to 10. That's a crash with a left and center lanes blocked off. 77 South bunching up in ages 14 to 12. 80 in Rockaway West Mandalay's Parkway still slow north 1 40 41 45 Flooding has subsided along 34 south and wall coming down to 1 95 still have delays on 88 coming at the break Traffic lights not working properly between Route 70 and Coolidge drive every night to Lakewood. Lots of slowdowns to watch for either way, even New Jersey less than five minutes across the Hudson. Cancer was still knocked out between Hoboken and World Trade with a broken switch. Tom Rivers Newjersey traffic North. Christina Style phone. New Jersey traffic South. We're looking at delays all over the place here. The New Jersey Turnpike is actually closed in both directions between Exit three and exit to there's flooding across all lanes here, also 42 South bound into Creek Road, Absolutely jammed all the way back through 6 76 We had flooding by Creek Road. It's gun, but the damage is done here. Also South Bend on 42 at their lower landing road. It's debris spell that's taken out the right lane North found 42 ecoles Road. The exit ramps closed down for flooding. 38 west Hey and sport Mount Laurel Road. We have a flooding issue there. It's a jug handle that's blocked off 73 south by 5 37 It's flooding in the left lane South and on 73 by Route 38. It's a crash, and that's taking out the right lane traffic every 15 minutes. Next reports out for 33 New Jersey when at 1.5 When you or a loved one suffers a brain injury due to stroke, concussion or an accident. You want expert care close to home. Bancroft Nora Rehabs clinical team specializes in brain injury rehab. Bancroft Nora. Rehab now offers all services both in their outpatient centers and through telehealth giving you access to their specialized therapies. How you feel comfortable. Bancroft Nora. Rehab Rebound Recover, reconnect, conveniently located in South Jersey, Central jersey and of the shore. Find out more at bien or info dot or Gore called 844234 83 87 Jersey Radio My Heart Good New Jersey one A one point, but summer weather is here, but it doesn't beat the heat going on during that Lydia stickers sales event in.
Elon Musk Wants to Stream Music Directly to Your Brain With His Neuralink Chip
"Heads up Tesla's Space six and the boring company also cofounded another startup back in 2016 called Nora Link. If you heard about this, um there hasn't been a lot of details about the start I could accept that involves the chip that's supposed to be surgically implanted. Into the brain. That kid next to a computer. Get the goal is to add a level a I artificial intelligence to a person. But before that, Must said that it actually has a really great purpose for help people suffering with conditions like Parkinson's, but more information supposed to come out late next month, But you know, Elon Musk is pretty active on Twitter. And sometimes he tweets about, you know, every once in a while things that are actually coherent makes sense, and he recently had a few things to say about the chip. He said that nor link had potentially retrained parts of the brain as a way to cure addiction and depression. He also said that the chip could control hormone levels. That's a pretty bold claim. In a few days ago. He tweeted that the interface will allow you to stream music listeners stream music directly to your brain. Imagine that no speakers. No, You're buds, headphones. Nothing. Just go right into your brain. Just a small microchip that he claims is no worse than LASIK eye surgery, getting it in their interesting prospect when it comes to the possible medical benefits, But If you think you were having trouble getting a Taylor Swift song at your head Now we'll just wait till that thing gets in. You
Fresh "Nora" from San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona
"Right direction. I'm Jack Cronin. What You need to know when it comes to your kids feelings during this. Endemic. That's coming up in 6 11 news about your money with Sully at 6 21 real time traffic with Kevin Dean right now. Eastbound side of the aid of Magnolia, Alka Home. Watch out. The number three lane is closed and will remain closed for a better part of the mourning into this afternoon. They're saying about three o'clock They'll have an open bridge repaired. There was a pothole there, but it wasn't on the on the freeway was on the over crossing there. So that takes a little while to repair. So you're gonna find that lane closed down east pounds out of the magnolia and a car fire here. This is Nora found 15 Carol Canyon Road offramp. What's out there? Closing up part of the ramp there fully go call for a car fire. Everybody got out of that car. Okay, cruise around the scene. Good drive coming in from our county's up on five of the 15 1 hour just under one hour, in fact, nor found it. Santa. See Dro Coco's next real time Traffic Update 6 10 Time to check in with 10 news meteorologist Megan Perry. Good morning, Megan. Good morning guys. A few degrees warmer today, but also humidity will be on the rise as tropical moisture surges in.
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"You know one of the the one great names in Toronto have to just shout out is the namesake of George Brown college because George Brown. was murdered by a disgruntled employee. which we all know because the statutes told us. Yes sure did, and it also doesn't tell how ruthless he was with his employees, which is why he was murdered by employees because he was a newspaper man in Toronto and oversaw a strike that actually helped to fight towards. An eight hour workday, but no thanks to George fucking Brown so I guess this really just means that the University of Toronto is the only pure university in the city of Toronto. Because York of courses in Bonn. I I can't even respond to that like I. don't even know what responsible. Disgusting. Anyway. Gosh, I mean just close out like that particular. Story, I think all of that. You know at the end of the day. Everyone was released and I think that it had a lot to do with the calls that everybody was making. To the police department, but also like online and you know. Politicians came out and people were were tweeting about it and sharing it and so on so. You know we still have more to do. Because these folks charges, and so there will be a campaign. to to talk to the crown attorneys to be like the what are you doing by taking these charges on because if they decide to, because you know like as and I talked about online like their engineering students, who every year during orientation like it is a. Goal to defaced statues as much as possible which with far more harmful things in washable paint. And so the fact. That the police would decide to arrest people who are doing this speaks to what they were doing it for right because if it's fine for yearly university students. To. Defaced Mar the statues with no consequence whatsoever in fact celebration. From the community then what is the difference here? What really is the difference between what what those people were doing and what we were doing? While the differences, the Political Act and the differences that we were calling to defend the police at the police. who had a really bad week? Right like there were charges. There's an investigation against like this tow trucks scheme. There's these charges laid in human trafficking scheme There's there's The TAROS one of the terriers being convicted of. Assault Against Devante. Miller, all of this stuff has been happening. A father of the father of the person who killed the the man in London Ontario the Lennon's like most recent homicide. The father is a police officer who's been charged with breach of trust for some reason right and there's also a police officer in Peel region who is charged in the shooting of? The nonlethal, thank goodness shooting of a mother. During on Mother's Day who was visiting her son. and. Police were very specific online to say sorry. She's a former police officer and it was like yeah, she she resigned five minutes before she was arrested. Thank you for that clarification. Please it's just like you know. All of this happened I think the police were really desperate to turn the I. To say like look at these terrible people, but we're not terrible. People like there's you know after everything yesterday. I just have more and more conviction about the fact that we're going to win. Because you know what NRA this shit cannot continue forever that I know as a fact, it can't continue forever. The facts that I know is that they can't illuminate us. I mean they've been trying for literally six hundred years. It's not possible okay, so they can eliminate us. This can't go on forever. There's only one other I mean. There's only two other outcomes. One is that black people just accept that we're going to be mistreated by the police forever I'm GonNa tell you right now that it's not going to happen and the other outcome, the only other outcome is at the ends with them ending right, and that's how I know. It's GONNA end. It's like this crap can't continue forever. Because it's so ludicrous, it's so ridiculous it will end eventually and the only outcome that makes sense. Is Winning and I feel. Like super confident in that more confident than that in ever ever after yesterday's ridiculous antics by the Toronto Police. So one of the things that struck me this past week that I wanted to mention the podcast because. I like solidifying my my predictions in Oceania. You Do, too. So this is not going to be a segment, but just a small interlude. So the we stuff is continuing its It's now at the ethics committee. The liberals are trying really hard to limit. How much the ethics committee is able to investigate in the in the MVP and conservatives. Are you know? Putting the gears to them, it has a real essence Lavin. Ethics Committee kind of feel which. I like Aki. It feels like there's no pandemic. It's like sweet. And so I've been thinking a lot about how the fuck the liberals you can get out of this. And the Liberals always have two options, the other pivot left, or they pivot right, and when they it right, they do so because they think that the conservatives a week, and they're able to pick off some of their support and I think the we scandal is so big that there's no way that they're going to be able to pivot right which leaves pivoting. The last week and a half has been full of columnists and reporters really focusing on childcare so I just want to put this prediction out there that I bet you, the liberals will announce a major childcare thing in the next. while as a way to pivot away from we to try and get gained back. Because, everybody knows the pandemic has been bad for women, and if you want to learn more about the you can check out, don't even know. What was it episode one? Oh, two or something one of our covert episodes where we talked about how this whole thing's being pink washed. It still is being pink washed, and if the liberals put up a scheme, it'll be like that whole episode will be like fuck in fact. This is a prediction, but it's like a reproduction because we made that prediction like earlier and here comes. It's coming, you guys. Be a childcare announcement retelling you. We told you and we'll say. We told you so when it happens. Totally. Okay Nora. What did you go through this weekend? Like what? What's happening with you or at the end of last week? Yeah I had a pretty weird week to and as you said that it's makes a lot of sense to be outside of a city where you've got an action of at least have one activist is able to coordinate work. I've got to say it's really useful to be caught in the middle of a scandal or a situation and be fully removed from it physically. Play Video Games because there's really not in the mix. So a month and a half ago, I was asked by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, which is a union that represents federal workers and a whole bunch of different industries across Canada to do a workshop on anti-racism, and I have to say I am not super comfortable doing this stuff..
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"He north. Hey Sandy. I just want to like breathe little because. We've both had a very weird few days. Yeah, maybe this whole episode should just be US breathing and people can breed with us. Yeah, because we kinda need it, but let me just say that today. I am not drinking crony I'm drinking sparkling wine because some things to celebrate Oh. Yeah, Oh, yeah, which I'll get into a little bit more of the episode, but you know we're recording this on Sunday for those of you who watch things it'd be doing. There were some arrests yesterday, and all of the arrestees were released after lots and lots of work even from our satellite office here in La. I'm exhausted, but am feeling very heartened by that win and you have a win, too. So I hope you're celebrating with something which you got. Yeah. I'm celebrating with my dandelion wine from the harsh leg bree in Montreal. I think it's a Montreal it. It should be Montreal with the name like that. And what are you celebrating? So internalized that I totally forgot well. Last night. I did a Webinar and maybe some of the listeners. Maybe you folks listened to it now. You've got the benefit of being in the future because it's actually Sunday and I haven't done the weapon her yet. But the Public Service Alliance of Canada Canada's. National Public Sector Union for Federal Workers We had a week with them I a week with leadership week with their members and I went from being. disinvited to a workshop to being invited a back to the workshop, and we will be talking about that too so tonight. I am celebrating and and pretty happy. It's it was a nice victory, and you will all hear about it in Oh I. Don't know twenty minutes. But I I'm sure we have some people to think we do. so thank you so much to everyone who has donated to us for the first time or change their donation or came back and there's also a lot of names here that I know where longtime listeners and so thank you so much for deciding to throw some money. We really really appreciate it. So thank you Emma Steve Heaney Saka. Julia Marco Mitte Brett Darcy. Caroline Madison Elizabeth Nicole, tender, Moon Peter, rufina. Deanna Peter Dunkin Dorothy and cassie. Thank you so much to all thanks to everybody who supports us whether that support is monetary or that support is you're? Your instagram stories with us. My God still haven't downloaded it onto my onto my phone. And so all I can do is is is lake and accept your your comments, and they're really wicked to see, so thank you so much. I'm trying to follow people back, but. is so she so if we're not following you, it's not because we don't want to speak as. I instagram wasn't made for me Sandy. It was made for other people, but not not me. I mean truly people try to keep the follow ratio down Nora like people aren't trying to follow every big. WHO FOLLOWS THEM? That's not how instagram works I. I would assume I'm on twitter. I get that but I just got a community of people and. I know I'm just planning. And I the post of your cool, but it's just it's. It's hard when you're not when you actually don't have the APP. Yeah, you should probably get the fucking at. I just have to have to delete to Credit Union APPS on my phone to make space. This is so few people have this problems. Like I'm I'm. Still I'm still sure that we can figure it out. You can solve this. We're going to get there, but until nor does we will have to posts. On instagram. Thank you almost a thousand people who are following US and You are all so amazing and and I'm dying to get out there to see you all. We're GONNA. Meet you all someday someday. We're GONNA get there someday. Whom we got so yesterday, what did you see happen yesterday I like. Was it like watching it from the Internet I I saw that folks at painted some statues in Toronto Pink, which was really cool and I didn't. I couldn't see what they were. You know there's some scrolling through through twitter's early Saturday morning and I didn't really I didn't really put together. Who's doing the actions I stopped paying I did see the defunding police color being like? Maybe that's the same pink. I don't know. but but it was not targeting police targeting statues of people who are known for helping to create Canada as a white supremacist nation, and I then saw a note from Sarah Jammeh who is a friend of the PODCAST, and who's a really awesome activist from Hamilton and she was saying that there was trouble that people were being detained and that the police were on the scene, and that's where I really started to pay attention of course sandy. Is You know we were in touch and I got to get kind of like some up to date information. What was going on, but then the whole rest of the day was just this ridiculous. Pr Exercise I. Think with the police. Were the police were trying to control the message control the scene. Tell people what was going on, but their message was not at all jiving with what was coming out from the activists who are able to say no, that's not true. No people have not shown up to the to the division headquarters yet or They've been moved, or there's councils being denied, or and so it was pretty. Pretty Amazing to see that and I think tonight will be really great for us to talk about is certainly what happened and if there's ways that people can support, the folks who have been arrested that would be really great, but also like the action itself I, think is really important, especially as someone who is really connected to one of those statues funny way to say to say. But now one of the statues, Egerton Ryerson, which is which is the namesake of Ryerson University, and his statue stands outside of the old facade of the normal school, which was the first kind of the First Public Education Institution in Toronto, which forms like a wall of one of Ryerson. University's biggest buildings. So yeah, that's what I saw. What did what did you see? I suspect you had a a a different look into all of us. Yeah, you know as someone who is located outside the city I would say also for for any people who are part of activist groups there. We have had this hilarious model. At BM Toronto. which is you know at I was not by design, and now it almost feels like it is by design. We always have somebody who's outside the city. That person is always doing all of the written work or work that you don't need to be on the ground, for which is such a fantastic way to set up like a division of labor, because that person's never going to be distracted by once happening on the ground, because they by definition can't be and so. I was doing a hell of a lot of work. Over here on in the La Office of? TORONTO. And so yeah, you're right like this is what happened right like people were like. I mean the idea of the statues right for for folks who are like this is about defunding police or what? We were trying to make a point. About how these monuments to colonialism monuments to slaveholders and slavery, white supremacy are all connected to this continuing. Like expression of white supremacy and colonialism, that is the police right, so that was the the relationship between the campaign that we're doing right now and these statues, and of course we wanted to be. Connected to these kind of global conversation. About glorifying certain parts of really violent colonial, White, supremacist history and and.
Fauci says he doesn't like "to be pitted against the president"
"Dr Fauci scene at today's Corona Virus Task Force meeting at the White House. Call the efforts to discredit him bizarre, especially when the pandemic is raging. They realized that was a major mistake on their part because it doesn't do anything but reflect poorly. On them. In an interview with Nora for InStyle magazine, Valachi said. I don't like to be pitted against the
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"I someone say that this is like like another version of the gumri inquiry where the sponsorship scandal just named person after person after person in this web of lies from the Liberal Party and it is like that it's like that that's literally how the Liberals operate. That is the only way the liberals know how to operate is through corruption and scandal and front organisations, and after turfing and and the celebrity culture that tries to use the individual to to hide all of the the things happening below the surface, and the problem of course is that it's largely successful. Yeah and I think you know some people might be listening to this. Being like what if this has all been happening for all these years and Y'all knew it like. Why didn't why don't we know what has been reported? Well one because a Liberal Party also owns a bunch of media. Story for another day, but honestly like I remember Nora, you were part of this conversation being in in an office one day being like we have got to expose this. We just need to call the fucking newspapers and tell them that. The Liberal Party has like a fucking front organization. Only meant to stop. US from making the arguments in the media, or that is only meant to make the counter argument for what we are making so that they can justify doing absolutely nothing and the arguments that we were having as as a group of activists were like. Yeah, we could try to call the media we try to do that. And some people already have and. They're not going to publish this story. It sounds so bizarre. Or they have their tentacles in the media and I think that what's really interesting about this moment. I mean you can even see that with we. Go Up to free the children. We Canada lands like. Hey, there's something weird here. Jaren cars like hey found out all this stuff. And the rest of the Canadian, medias like whatevs and turns around partially because again the Liberals have a lot of tentacles into media as well, but also because journalists like for whatever reason really fucking trust the Liberal Party and will report what they say as though it's truth even when it's not. And so it takes so much and years of doing investigation, and like pulling poking and prodding to get the mainstream media to report on we. That's why you haven't heard about this stuff before, but those of us who've been doing. It for years in this country. No, like the liberal like this is kind of what they do and you.
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Saying to Nora I don't like what you said Nora being like. I hate you. Stop silencing me is like ridiculous. You spoke back CEOS. Silencing you, so I'm not silencing you. That's what the fuck. I think the more important thing to recognize is that? You can't counts culture like this idea that this is something new is such bullshit. It's not new. It has always existed that people have experienced consequences for holding certain ideas or being a certain type of. I know this because I have been negotiating the risks of saying certain things, all of my life for fear of losing out on opportunities because I've always known that the things the ideas that I, have could be a risk. In certain spaces, the identity that I hold could be a risk in certain spaces, and I mean God. We have so many fucking examples of that like. Let's think about Anita Hill and like how difficult it was for her to say the truth of what happened to her at the hands of Clarence, Thomas and what? The risks that. resulted in for her career, and how people tried to make her into this figure that was reprehensible at the time that she came out and said this man sexually assaulted me. Here's the RUB like this type of thing has always existed for certain types of people saying certain types of things. power has always had the ability to cancel us. A woman is asserting that she should not be sexually assaulted in the workplace will fuck it. That's too. That's too much. Let's just fire her or a person exists is trans. We don't understand that. Let's just fire them. Do you know what I mean like? There's always been the ability to cancel people. It's just now become more democratized and the elites. They don't like that because now. Power is shifting such that they don't have as much anymore. And they could feel the consequences of saying some reprehensible. fucking shit and we are changing society such that what we deem reprehensible is shifting. In in a good way, and sometimes in a bad way, but in a good way mostly, and and that means that some people who have been pretty comfortable with being able to espouse like really disgusting fucking ideas forever. Now they're going to be held to account tough shit. The rest of us have already always dealt with that fuck you yeah, think that the the most important part about the issue for me and you know as you said like being forced to read this letter as like why I didn't need to read this letter. Because I know what it's going to say, it's going to say nothing. It's going to be incoherent and it's going to put forward a straw man. Man Argument and then debate that Straw man, and you'll be like what the fuck was the point of that, and then all these fucking apparently enlightened people have signed onto this ridiculous senseless like literally meaningless statement that tries just defend liberal democracy with the moment that we're in as you said is I think the most important thing to take from this free speech debate that this isn't at all about free speech. This is about the end of the American Empire. And the end of liberal democracy as its as it has operated in the postwar period, we are finally reaching that end period where things are falling apart, and it's not of course the least aided by the the pandemic I mean the pandemic ravaging the United States while at the same time, people have had like this opportunity to reflect and organized movements and and black people are still getting killed by police, and so then you've got this. coordinated incredible historic level resistance in the street that has also not exacerbated the pandemic. Pandemic suits, not even something that the elites can hope will just die out because of the pandemic, and so that is an incredible amount of power that average people have taken into their hands, and this letter is simply a reflection of their anxiety that they're losing their supremacy within liberal democracy and I love that you talked about this idea that ill. Liberalism is going to be like the next thing that they try to make because it really does. It's the defining characteristic of our time. What did liberalism do it? Balanced extreme of? And found kind of location in the center to try and. Pleasing everybody would be maybe the PR way to do it, but. To explain it, but instead it like papers over all of the the cracks within society, and allows this this liberal myth that everything is actually okay, and if you're complaining, you're just this fringe. Voice from one side of the political spectrum whether it's the left or the right well now we're seeing mass movements refused to accept this centrist Pablum, and it is so wonderful and the idea that Berry Weiss is like crying because she knows she's going to be. Guillotine, forty, years I'm..
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Hey, Sandy! The fuck is up how you doing. I shouldn't have started that way because. I do note that there have been some people. Some of our new listeners perhaps on twitter, who said? There's a lot of F. bombs. Your show. And it's like. Yeah, we know It's part of our charm. It's part of our. General. likeability, and but we do have like a thing where if you are for example going share an episode with class or something like that and you need us to edit it out. We will edit out at bombs by request. Yeah, yeah, but anyway what the fuck is up. Not much not a whole lot like we are. Really in the summer I know a lot of our listeners are like in the middle of a heatwave which has got suck. I mean I'm not so I can say that non a heatwave life is really great but it's hard to not be really afraid of of global warming and climate change in this moment, and so I'm feeling like there's love anxiety kind of hanging in that in that summer air. Yes, that's how I am. Yeah, well, you know it fixes. That isn't a GRONYEA's while podcasting, Oh, my God. You're doing again. I am because people request. They did. They, did so I I? Had A couple of Jin's in the park yesterday. And then I like later on realized that I didn't socially distance with some friends that I haven't seen in a long time and I felt like an asshole so I've been like I probably should not. Punishing myself a little bit taking the day off from usually have a drink on the weekend. I mean I've been trying also not drink on the weekdays. So I gotta say all that to say that I don't have anything in here I. don't even have my standard T. Yeah, I mean. I'm I'm not a drinker, not the type of person to drink very much at all so this for this to be like a drink on the weekend with you is quite nice, but I forgive you for having today. But we can. We can make this a thing, but. Beyond our drink choice. We've some things to talk about, but before we get to the things to talk about I know we have a lot of people to think this week. So why don't we just get into that we do? We didn't think people. Last week we dove right into our episode, and we got a lot of feedback from episode as well so if you gave us, we really appreciate it that and for everyone that. That did donate, and then was hoping to hear the name, and then didn't hear the name. It's coming now so Thank you so much to the folks who've donated for the first time or have changed their donation. Dot Is Adrian Anna Ryan. Rachel Barbara Ben John Ben Ange loon. Brittany Alley Neil Daniel, MAG, Nicole Doris Monica Jay Kirsten Marielle may Lawrence Christopher Black Diamond Josh Rachel Steph MC Football Clare Edson. Jonathan, Alex Sharma Gorden Ashley Alley Joel John Lewis Natalia Marnie, Stephen and Jennifer. Thank you so so so so much for your support and thanks to everyone who supported podcast whether you share it online, or you just get a smile listening to us, we we appreciate it. We love you all I mean there's no other way to say it. We really do love you. All and we cannot wait until we can get on the road once again. once it's possible to travel because that's where a lot of these funds are to go to is. Towards both transcripts. Paying for the cost of making the podcast, but also for live shows, and so we are very eager to do that when we can. Today we are going to discuss it two things two things. I think it's probably important for us to just do a little a little addendum, a little a little follow up and epilogue if you will. A postmortem I would say. Posed more. Of what we discussed on our last podcast, which was the fact that the we organization was going to be distributing this Canada's summer grants. Volunteer Cova. Scheme that the Liberals had cooked up and it appears that plan is now. Dead. I don't want to take any credit at all. I don't think that this show has yes you before. Do you liar a look I know? Nora quite well. She wants to take credit and you shit. You already did on twitter. What the media! That's you mean more credit. It we. We call that it was going to happen We said that probably like by the time you're listening to that episode, the contract would probably have been taken away from them, which has happened? It is a good reminder that the liberals will try to get away with anything if they think people are not paying attention, and so it's really important that we do pay attention and that we challenge them because this contract nine hundred million dollars to go to the we charity to to to do work that civil servants have the capacity to do that. Universities and colleges have the capacity to do. It was it was sketchy from day. One and and it's just been so nice to see The liberals look, it's totally embarrassed. The Trudeau lost a communications staffer out of this whole situation. one of the one of his calms. Guys resigned this past week and and we I mean the the stories coming out from so many former workers at the charity are really horrifying. At the beginning. Of Cova, they laid off hundreds of workers. They didn't hire them back. With employment grants that are supposed to encourage people to be laid off during the crisis and you know these are young active activist, progressive people who join we based on the promise that they were going to do good work. Work, maybe in Canada, or maybe in another place around the world, and it's just so disillusioning for so many of them and I've heard from so many of you about your experiences that we and how sad you are and Sandy. It occurred to me at I. Don't if you saw me say this, but I'm sure it's a critique to that. This is a really important. Victory took to break into the relationship between we in the.
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Local communities and to encourage students to participate in the cove in nineteen response. The government is announcing this new initiative. Blah Blah Blah that will provide up to five thousand dollars to support students post secondary education costs in the fall. The thing is you know. The whole thing is a coordinated through. Something called the I want to help platform, and the details came out this past week that the that the program is being coordinated. Through the we charity, so Metoo we, which is free, the children, which is Craig and Mark Hilburn. which if you're our age, you remember them as being your age as a kid being a lake. We're going to save the fucking. Kids Man. You're like what kids are you talking about? and. The kids in Africa Nora in Africa. Unspecified children in the continent of Africa, it was African kids, and probably still is I mean I found a picture of one of the brothers who looks jacked like the guys taking steroids, and fucking like bench, pressing some shit, shaking hands of someone and his muscles are so. Intense that he must be really gripping, the the is hand. In Africa. And they are apparently now. Though organization that has the. They're the only organization, Canada apparently that has a national presence that they can get. Not for profit organizations to find the volunteers necessary and in here's the best part. The best part is that you have to volunteer five hundred hours to make that five thousand dollar supplement to your student, loans or tuition fees or whatever? What does that amount to like say? We pretended that that was like hey. No No, it's! People. It's helping people out. There's no it's. Because the work itself is the pay Horn as. The work, itself is the pay. We're just rewarding that that that work with with a little little award where you can pay off this amount that fucking the government could. Make free if they fucking wanted to. But you know the work if we were to consider it I know terrible idea, we were to consider it work. How much does that amount to? Five thousand dollars for five hundred hours. So on a straight division, which I know, all of our listeners are math literacy already ahead of us, it's about. Ten Bucks you take you take out those Zeros you put the five in the five. That's one that's. Say Ten dollars an hour. Yeah, and it's actually not even ten dollars an hour because there's lake apparently some supplemental hours that they have to give that might drop it down to even below that. Is that not. What is the word here a legal? Is that not? Is that not below minimum wage i. just I mean, of course, the work itself is the pay, but is it not below minimum wage in this time of covid where yes, students also need support. Is that not below minimum wage? Please do tell I'm confused. It's not below minimum wage because students are benefiting from helping not for profit, organizations do important work. Just like Justin Trudeau in black face was not him being racist, because I can't come up with anything. It wanted to remind listeners. It it's it's complete bullshit. It's it's totally a program that disrespects minimum minimum wage, and the best part about it is also not a program. It's a program costs. Nine hundred million dollars, and the government is paying the charity. Nineteen point five million dollars to cover its costs and growing. Yeah, no! Are you serious? No. Nineteen point five million dollars to administer this, and and there's also like a bonus. Seriously, are you serious right now? Yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeah, that's what the reporting and then there's also like a premium so that they also get money per student. Per Student is placed, and it gets better. It gets so much better, so they are paying. Fuck is a charity. This is such bullshit. Are you kidding me? I'm sorry. I spoke just a little bit before we started recording where she said she had done some research. We didn't discuss what it was that my reaction could be live on the air and I just like I can't. Nineteen point five million dollars. Yeah, yeah, at least at least it's supposed to go over there. Don't they have like a whole fucking grants department already at candidate student loans that could be a part of distributing this terrible fucking program. They have that they also like there's the entire university and college system that could easily dole out amount of money per university and college and university and college has. Programs Office that has not for profit jaw banks. There's also the fucking. The summer jobs program that is a ready Made Bank of not for profits the government. Wasn't this supposed to be run through the new? Rigidly, they said so. What the fuck is going on well. Let me let me just finish this because you're to get. I think you're gonNA, even like this even more so. Is reporting that five million dollars from that nineteen point five million will be passed on to partner organizations, such as big brothers, big sisters and my personal favorite pathways education. And actually in the best part about it is on the website on the CDC website story that I'm reading right beside. This little paragraph is literally an AD. A paid advertisement for bat waste education. The graft is so incredible. Oh my God. Nora it just like you know I. I continue to be just so shocked by how easy it is to do the right thing and to help people, and how much work the liberal seemed to put into avoiding that Lake, nine nine point five million dollars, going to another organization, where you could just deliver that money directly to students five million dollars going to other partner organizations when you could deliver that money directly to students, Fuck Foot the whole student program you have put all of that cash directly into the Serb yeah and given out the money that people needed over the time that they needed at four including students including everybody who was.
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Ain't. Hey Sandy. Is Going on Happy Pride Happy Pride Oh. My God I mean pride in this city on Labor Day weekend, so I'm still holding out for maybe a vaccine for. Festival? You know it seems like that's probably not going to happen. All all the news suggests that everything's about to get much worse so. Our prediction from a couple of months ago of us. Being stuck in the house for maybe two years. I don't know I. We're pretty good up prediction so. It might It might come to fruition. Totally, and not just that but I do believe we have a whole episode on how opening the economy was a bad idea, and only serving capital and white supremacy, and things look really bad where you are and in your fellow states. How are things going fellow states? It sounds far too friendly acquaintance states. My my my colleagues states. Your peers. Yeah. It looks bad I mean it's weird because. It's in California. It seems like everyone's like excited about things starting to open up, so the gym's are open now ooh. You can go to a nail salon. You can go get a massage now and I'm just like. That sounds like not a good idea. And then today. The governor was like Oh. God. Shut down the bars. The bars are shutting down again and then there's all this news about how. All, the numbers suggest that there's about to be another surge and. There was record breaking. Numbers of new cases. In America today, so you know it all looks like a giant Shit. Trash bag juice sandwich. That I'm not trying to eat, so you know I'm not leaving home. Well those nail salons I mean I'm not sure if you saw the news, but the big outbreak I mean we're this moment now? Seen big outbreaks in because the numbers are so low in Canada, which is great of there's a big outbreak in Kingston which is a part of Ontario part of Canada. Really that has not had many illnesses, the number of long term care facility deaths has been really low, overall decifit low, and an eighteen people come down a covert. who visited one nail salon so I mean? I know people love getting their nails done, but like you should see my hair. Like! Maybe we should just stay home a little bit longer. I know it's like here's the thing if for socially distancing anyway, nobody gonNA. See your nails war. I think like whatever well let I. I'm not a nail person anyone that knows me knows that I. don't even like like makeup to me is extremely mysterious and confusing. But I think the most people do their nails for themselves. I mean. Do I used to do my nails? And then it happened and now I'm not doing anymore. Yeah, I mean yeah. I do them for May Salads, but it's also fun to show other people. It's like you look at this. But anyway. Yeah, that's not what we're talking about today. So. Here's the thing today, nor am I have had some difficult weeks so today, which is not the case every day? We're doing this this episode with Nora Drinking some GIN. Correct I am. You are at I. AM drinking an Nagorny so this is probably just going to be a little bit more fun than usual. For us. Yeah! It will be. It will be more fun ended the theme I think of this. is going to be held like life. Under it is both abnormal and also somehow back to normal, it may be that design capture the two big things that were. We're going to talk about I mean this weekend. This weekend is very weakened in in Toronto and a lot of parts around North America you alluded to it off the top of the show. It is pride. It's prized happy pride, everybody Yeah Hobby. Pride, and somehow the one very interesting thing about this moment is that Cova has reduced pride to protests against the police. there's been really great actions that they've been seeing out of many cities of course Toronto because the Big Pride Parade in Canada Sorry Montreal. happens the today usually. and In this weekend, instead of having the property of course is not possible and the other events like the Dyke March and the Trans March. There was a big gay anti police rally in Toronto instead, and so that is just that's just so cool. I mean prides gone back to its roots of being I believe the Toronto Star called the first pride quote Unquote Parade, which of course was not appreciate. It was a protest. A gathering of militant homosexuals. Seventy happy militant homosexual day to you. About it yeah and I mean even yesterday I think there is a socially distanced murder that was a particularly talking about defunding the police. In Toronto as well, and so you know, and there's all these workshops and. Going on about the police. From different pride organizations, and that's fantastic, because that's the origin of pride, some some real. Hey, let's take a look at the fucking. Police Shit So. That feels pretty good to. Return to that for this pride right now. Even though you know, it's also a very lonely. It's a different kind of pride you know. Yes, yeah, yeah, totally now today. We're not necessarily GONNA talk about pride. We really want to get into some classic liberal scheme conversations. I mean I didn't think we would have another liberal scheme episode of soon the last one I feel like it was only five episodes ago. But we can't I knew it. Look Eight, is it is this is prime season for liberal scheme okay. Is giving us all the fodder. All the Brom Material Terio that the liberals need to create their scheme, so Ein Nora. Be Talking about some liberal schemes elax. Okay, so get ready strap in never again. Be So surprised. I have this image of my head of Trudeau as like like elite Hulk Scheme Scheme Hulk. Skinny Hulk and he. Verse into his big like Monster. That's all red and his all his clothes revolve like. Liberal schemes whole men I'm not sure I thought about that, but probably because my kids and they're always talking about Well they don't say hulk because they speak French, and so they're always talking about. Oak. Nora Loretta was mind for a day. Motor strange experience. That would be I guess login unlocked something, okay yeah, but Sandy four years ago. I mean I don't remember where I was four years ago. Because my kids are probably to of, isn't Quebec City I wasn't necessarily doing anything superfund or maybe I was fuck. I don't know I. Don't remember, but you. You were doing something that I was watching a lot of people across Canada and the world were watching. Something that. Looking back today seems like. I mean if you were not on side and now you're on side would seem like completely portioned. I mean for years ago in two thousand sixteen black lives. Matter we were named by. Pride Toronto the Honored Group and The tend to honor a group or a person every year. That would then. Be Right at the front of the parade. And they they talk about you know how. This is the group that we're honoring this year because they have done such and such for Queer and Trans People or whatever. And so they contacted us and asked you know. We want you to be the honored group and at that time. You know there's so much to this story that a lot of people don't know so I'll go into a little bit. But we knew, but they didn't know that we knew was that they had actually. Contacted Blm in the United States to be the honored group. Come on. Yeah, I know tell you. You know what honestly this is for effect for our listeners. Okay. Yeah, so they had contacted be eleven. The United States to be the Honored Group and Bill I'm in the United States was like we have a very close relationship,.
Democrats react to John Bolton's new allegations
"Tonight Democrats are asking why Bolton didn't step forward before and testify when the stakes were highest during president trump's impeachment inquiry and trial earlier this year CBS's Nancy quarters with reaction tonight from Capitol Hill but Democrats argue today that Bolton's new revelations proves what they've long said about the president he thought famine was part of Russia he did know Britain had a nuclear bomb much of what he said was absolutely not true according to Mr Bolton but they saved their greatest fury for Bolton himself thank you John Bolton for being a firefighter that shows up to the building that's already burned with fire hoses saying I'm here to help Fulton initially refused to testify before house impeachment investigators leaving his former subordinates to convey his thoughts for him Rudy Giuliani was a hunger that that was going to blow everyone up John Bolton is no patriot here California Democrat Adam Schiff the lead the house impeachment team or any do you plan to do anything with the information that Bolton sets out in this book well we certainly do intend to explore the allegations in the book what steps we take would you ever consider new impeachment charges will certainly look into the the merits of these allegations and a consultation with our leadership I decide what those steps may be warranted Democrats reserved some of their higher today for Senate Republicans who had a chance to subpoena Bolton earlier this year but voted against it the few Republicans who weighed in today said that hearing Bolton testified would not have changed their positions Nora against impeaching the
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"A Nora Hey Sandy Jesus fucking Christ a week. Are you. Are you okay like her things going like I okay I'm like only getting three hours of sleep at night. It's unreal because I think the thing that people don't understand it's like. I've been doing a lot of media, and so for every time Siemian media I'm like putting in three or four hours of additional work into other things. Related to this issue so I'm off. Ed's were writing a website. We are supporting families. It's just like everything and so my body now. Just automatically wakes me up after three hours. It doesn't allow for more because it knows there's more to be done. So Am I. Okay, I don't know prevented the question, but I am saying. All, that I want to say on that issue. Well I, mean I think that you get a lot of credit for changing the narrative in this country in a really short period of time and it's. I've I have never seen anything like this on an issue that has gone from so marginal, too, so mainstream so quickly. Yeah, it feels really weird like I. mean some of the strategic. You know like I. Had an interview. Some some places week I I. I don't know there's just been so many where they were asking like is. Was this just kind of a fluke? And it's like no not quite. There is a media strategy going into this but you know at some point this weekend me because engineer who I live with or like lying on the couch. Sad. And We turn to each other and I was like you know. They could change the narrative on defunding the police if we really like if we like, map it out and try and they're like. Yeah, we probably could. Let's Let's see like it's going to be an uphill battle, but. You know. Maybe we can get more people actually care about things this way and we have been. Absolutely stunned by how many people have have picked it up like we didn't really think? that. It was going to be quite successful. But it does it does look like we've shifted that goodall, Overton, window and So you know, thank you, everybody who's been listening and listening critically and taking it all in because it's all part of it well on everybody. I mean like we have been listened to alight. We have. A weird episodes. This episode is going to be a combination between I mean. There's a lot of really heavy stuff to talk about and a lot of really sad stuff to talk about. There was another police shooting in that resulted in the death of Shawntel more, and it's another one of these situations where police were asked apparently to perform mental health check because she thought that she was endanger. She thought she was in danger, and the police showed up to her apartment in New Brunswick and shot her and killed her, and so we have a thread to follow that. We started many many weeks ago. That a lot of you folks and following as well, but we also have a bit of a celebration to do, too. So hopefully can navigate these two feelings, which is kind of I. Think part of organizing right where you're always in like this like desperate sadness and feeling that nothing's going to change and. But at the same time you have to find a bit of joy in the way that you organizing to yeah exactly and so i. You don't mind I think we should talk about what our stats look like this week because. I'm really confused. Nora I think it is you and I who work here and I don't even know if we should call it work. is to work that. We're doing a lot of work. It's just you and me in this little podcast land and we are I. Mean What what are the charts saying about right now? So we record on Sundays, a lot of folks need to the podcast might not know a regular rhythm. You'll be listening to this probably the minute that it drops on Tuesday. which is the birthday by the way and As of tonight on Sunday night, we never ten in Canada for news podcasts, and if you remove the American podcasts from that chart we are to. Re Our number two and Two I mean like whatever podcast APP you're looking at this on the little blue circle with the yellow like I created that and Microsoft paint while on break at work. When days so you know it's. We put a lot of work in time and money into that clearly. To tell people why you created it. To remember hunt? No, it wasn't just that we had to have an image like it was like. The hosting service was forcing us to have an image that wasn't. No. Because I have a technique that I really liked I. Remember I remember. Nora created an image that was so fucking bad. It was so bad it was like the most the ultimate bad image and I was like. Oh No, I will just create something in pain because this is fucking pad. And actually as bad as it was. It actually looks a lot like Jordan Peterson's. Avatar that he's always using your, so that tells you so much is great. Anyway we said. We said on facebook that you know well I said that I would only celebrate once we passed the current. The CDC's the current because last week. of the kind of fucker either I went through Before when they asked me to be on their show and then. Didn't have me on the show because I was too extreme talking about defunding police Ha. On them and a listener and friend said Hey, if that happens all. And in today just a couple of hours ago, honestly some showed up at my door and I was just like. So. Thank you Mike Walsh for sending that and thank you for. Celebrating that with this I'm going to open that right now. While Nora starts to think some of the people we have to think. Well and I'm actually. I have for secretary because he also extended the offer to me, too, and so I'm sitting.
Meditation: Light RAIN in Difficult Times
"Welcome. We'll do a guided meditation together. What I call a light rain of self compassion really sweet practice so please come sitting comfortably. Find away a posture. That lets you be at ease and also alert awake. And you my closure is scanning and sensing your life what might WanNa healing attention. Perhaps somewhere where you've turned against yourself somewhere that you've been judging are blaming yourself. You're having a hard time wherever you're feeling some difficulty your life could bring you closer now. She can sense the situation. Or maybe it's something you're anticipating going to happen just with some bravery kind of go close into that situation and since what's most disturbing what ways you feel like you've been failing or something's going to go wrong with the are rain. Let Mindfulness recognized whatever's predominant whatever emotion or mood strongest might be blame or judgement term. Might be fear. Anxiety might be anger. Your tation mental whisper just name whatever you're most aware of right now with the a allow really let it be here. Mastiffs again takes some courage to just pause with the let it belong a wave in the ocean. It's okay just let it be here to add any judgment not to try to fix it or if Nora letting be the I rain. A simple investigating into the body. Check your throat your chest. Your belly gently placing a hand wherever you feel. The most agitation are the most emotion. Not Touch help you to breeze with and be with what's right here and you might sound swit- you're believing what's GONNA go wrong. What's wrong with you? Indeed attention to where that belief lives in your body often. It's the throat are tasked her belly and again it takes courage but to directly. Contact that sensitive vulnerable place inside you that you're willingly paying attention to the feeling of failure. A fear perhaps of isolation sadness anger you might send the most vulnerable part of the experience where that Moaner ability is strongest asking. What does this place need? What's the flavor of nurturing? It mostly sit acceptance
The Other Side Of Belonging
"I'm Nora mcnerney and this is terrible. Thanks for asking and this is Jen does it. I've done it and it's a terrible day when that happens. Yeah let's just circle back to the first question I asked you know. It's twenty sixteen not currently but for the sake of this story. It's two thousand sixteen and Jen and her husband. Brandon are getting ready to blow up her career Brandon. I had intentionally structured our lives so that we would shoulder the majority of the fallout so I had cleared my calendar. I hadn't taken any new speaking of events for the next calendar year because I knew what it would me I I knew that it would mean every single one of them virtually would need to fire me and it would cause such disruption in their own spaces among their own staff in committees and event planners and all that and. I didn't want that for them. So I had no events on the calendar I've cleared the deck. We had quietly unhooked from several like denominational partnerships that we were involved in those additional that we tried to avoid as much as we could. We prepared our little church as well as we could which there was a lot of division in there too and then so when it released were trying to stand with as few people that were. GonNa go down with the ship as possible. The ship is scheduled to go down with the media interview. Jen has already scheduled one that splits her with the faith that she grew up in she scheduled that interview knowing exactly what she would say in exactly what it would mean for her as a person and as a professional but I got to a point where I just said God literally either get to have my career like it is right now or I get to have my integrity and I have to pick because I cannot have them both and so I picked my integrity and I decided then I will stand in the storm I will not reverse. I will not walk it back. I will not change my mind. I will not soften the blow. I'm just GONNA take it. She made sure to follow up that interview with a facebook post to make sure it's absolutely clear and the facebook post says this so whatever the cost in loss this is where. I am gay teens. Gay Adults MOMMAS and Daddies of precious Gaby's friends and beloved neighbors a very dear. Lgbt folks here are my arms open wide so wide that every last one of you can jump inside. You are so dear so beloved so precious and important you met her so desperately in your life as worthy and beautiful there is nothing wrong with you or in any case. Nothing more right or wrong than any of us which is to say. We're all hopelessly screwed up. Jesus still loves US beyond all reason and lives to make us all new restored whole. Yay for Jesus Thank God. He loves us. He is not embarrassed of any of us. I am not a scandal. You are not a scandal. We are not bringing down his brand anyhow. My message to you today stemple. Lgbt gang and all those who love you you are loved and special and wanted and needed the end. But that's not the end not at all. It's not even really the beginning because in order to understand why that was such a big risky stand to take. You need to understand the world. The Jan came from the world that Jen grew up in. I'm the oldest of four kids And so I was sort of pilot kid. You know how the oldest gets the parents when they're still in their twenties and
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Nora Hey Sandy. How is life been a week? Yeah someone said to me that they have not been able to stay on top of our episodes in this new world of no time and I was like. Do you know how hard it is to come up with a fucking topic every week. It's like I just talk to Sandy. What do you mean we have this? I know I know it's a funny thing about time shifting. The thing that really gets me I don't know why but I noticed during exam time I dislike. Does anybody else feel like day is Garbage Day? Like is anyone else there with me. Because I'm just like I feel like I'm always taking out the garbage and I'm like when is it not garbage day? I feel like that before. Cove it but now I'm just like always taking out the garbage and I'm just like when does it end? Yeah that's the thing for me but yeah it is difficult to think about. You know we're always before the show as we've described before we often just come up with the topic just before the show and it's I think it's getting harder because you know what's happening in the world world everyone's still inside or not according to the Trinity Bell Woods News. Talk whatever. Yeah this week much the same as last week whether it was different here which you don't even have that benefit. Not Weather was exactly the same amazing amazing. We're just like suspended in time with the only thing to look forward to. It's so wild. It's like I used to have things that I was looking forward to. And now the literal only thing I'm looking forward to is maybe someday this will end. It's true it's true I was. I was so I'm just thinking about the things that I was excited about before. Covid as to do a bunch of going to a bunch of cities for the for the book that we released. And then you and I were thinking about going to Edmonton the summer and then to Nova Scotia this summer And I guess none of that's happening so we tweak will be exactly the same except this week. I got my taxes done so for everyone who hasn't done that yet. It is a relief to get that done young. If you want a bump in shift a little bit of a shift I recommend I guess you should call it self care and then like sell the idea for like five bucks to like. Oh Shit terrible actually you know what's amazing is that the liberals never came up with that taxes as self care that sounds like the most the most. Schema thing the most scheme e thing yes. They have that if they took that. I wouldn't even be like you guys still F- for me I'd be like yes. That's exactly what spectrum. Anyway we have some people think yes we do. We've a lot of people to thank. I saw I. I took a look at the Patriots on yesterday. I think and I was just like I felt my heartfelt so warm and I felt so grateful so I'm really happy that so many people are supporting us right. Now thank you so much. Yeah thank you so much and I know that there are like among the names that I'm GonNa read this week. There are some very longtime listeners. and who we appreciate and who are in regular contact with and is also a lot of folks who have just found the podcast A lot of people don't know that I'm just like a ship posting twitter user Have seen like the work that I've been doing around long-term care and that is that is normal work that they do but not necessarily in the long term care system and so I I know a lot of folks have found the podcast of that so I want to say hey welcome well. We hope that you like the podcast. And if you don't like the podcast we hope you at least hate listen to it because that's cool too and maybe tell us why hate it be might be influenced? There is a guy who posted on twitter that he just despises our show and he listens to it all the time he can. Never get through all episode. I wanted to respond to be like what the hell but I didn't and so if you're listening and he said the only listens to like like as much as he can stand so my friend. If you're still listening to us right now just get at us on twitter and be like hey and then explain yourself or like by guitar or something. Get another hobby right now. Like life is boring for some of us. But you know why. Don't waste your time doing something you hate like unless he secretly loves us. This is what I'm thinking. I think it's that okay. So what were we thinking this week? We have got to say. Thank you to Stephanie. To COREY TO CHRISTINE TO MARGARET. An to the ghost story. Guys to fee to franny French. Who I believe is a friend of ours from La. Yes I remember meeting her in. La Oh that's a wonderful glove you're still around and hopefully someday we will do that. Canada sucks tour in In western United States North Western states. And we'll go back to Ellie and due to Steve Marianne Kate. Lauren and Steve. I WANNA say as well has been a long and loyal listener. So thank you so much for coming along to podcast On the Patriot. We really appreciate that. So that's everybody. The other thing I mentioned is that promotion for my my book. That's coming out in. The fall is still on. You can still get fifteen percent off with a secret code which is fightback. All One word you can buy that from fernwood books. Such as Google Fernwood books book is called. Take back the fight. Reorganising Feminism for the digital age and If you want fifteen percent off you got one more week to get that. There will probably be another fifteen percent off sale but far into the future and as we said the future meaningless. So I mean you might now if you WanNa make sure you don't lose that fifteen percent code ag- I have one more thing before you get into the substance of organs. Talk about it today okay. There's been a few listeners. Who have reached out to us after college and university episode where we talked about how people in the academy could be focusing their work on the impacts of what's happening right now with respect to covid nineteen and as. Y'All have reached out saying that that really impacted the way that you are now approaching your work and have shared with us the way that your work has changed To make sure that as you engage in the academy and you have these resources available to you that you are doing work that is going to help us understand and help us recover. Maybe From what's happening right now. And so. What a wonderful thing to hear. How our discussion about that has impacted some of you and I'm really grateful for that. And thank you for those of you. Who have reached out to tell us about those initiatives are so great and I think that they're gonNa have long lasting impacts and it's just grew. It's just cool. I love it totally. When when there's more like outcomes to share everybody will make sure that that stuff shared. Because what's coming is hopefully very exciting and cool all right. What are we talking about today? Nora you we are talking about the her story of the she sessions stops economy up. I can't Dandy.
How scientists are thinking about reopening labs
"We now speak with David Grimm online news editor at science. His recent article navigates the treacherous waters of researchers returning to their labs and fieldwork amid the coronavirus pandemic even for scientists fortunate enough to resume their research. Strange situations await greatly reduced lab teams physical distancing and face masks and the risk of corona virus infection to name a few. Hi David Angel. There's been plenty of talk about how and when researchers might return to their labs and it seems that now. The time has come for some of them. Could you highlight a few major studies that have now resumed work in a sense if it remains true that most labs especially labs that are not working on component virus are still closed or only partially open right now? It seems like labs in Europe have opened a little bit earlier. There was allowed to open a couple weeks ago and more opening now when my story I talked about any everything from research vessels going out in the Gulf of Alaska to study fish populations to archaeologist steady each feces and so obviously none of us have to do with corona virus which is why all these studies were shut down but some these are gingerly starting to reopen a little bit. How our institutions deciding which labs reopen? Will you know? It's really interesting. Some places are allowing all labs to reopen but the after we open a very limited capacity Aquino only a twenty five percent capacity will be a couple of people can be in the lab at one time in other places. Universities are prioritizing critical projects. And in that case that that be you know. Post are for Grad. Student is only a couple months away from finishing their post doc or their thesis and they just needed to accomplish more experiments. They're being allowed to come in just to finish those experiments and some of them. Don't even have supervision right. Now is not the case. So one re-stripe talks to a Nora Sistiaga who is at the University of Copenhagen Denmark. She's wants studying each and feces and she was allowed to go back into her lab by the team because she was so close to finishing data that she needed to complete her post doc but she can't do that because the restrictions are such that she can't go in by herself and her project requires somebody to supervisor and so the both can't be there at the same time because the restrictions imposed by the university so even though the genes allowing her to go back. She can't go back because she she. She can't do this work by herself. Even cases where people are allowed to go back. They're not always able to go back. One thing. Everyone even those outside of science or grappling with is that business as usual is no longer a thing what changes are being implemented in labs and feel work that might represent the new normal. Yes so the biggest thing is is the physical distance thing. So that's why the numbers have been so reduced so you imagine if the lab of twenty people were crowded together on the small lab benches knees take orders. That just can't happen right now. Because of the risk of transmitting corona virus and so she having instead his labs being allowed to have. Maybe two or three people come in Saint Time. And everybody's got to be in a separate room or the least have to be six feet of ARD and so that's one of the big things and also most decisions are requiring employees to wear face masks so even if you only have a public lab. Everybody's gotTa wear face masks at all time. Those seem to be the standard things. That are the same regardless of the type of laboratory. You're talking about. There are differences now because some labs are used to labs at deal with ancient DNA for example. These people are wearing full protective gear all the time because they don't WanNa candidate per sample. So they they are. They're already very used to wearing masks. Whereas maybe physicists owners who don't normally have to wear masks are now being forced to wear those fulltime. At least when they're in laboratory conditions a lot of these scientists and institutions are taking that leap to reopen labs and go back to research are scientists and institutions preparing for the possibility of labs having to close again. Yeah that's the really big problem. Because even as lobs kind of gingerly reopen and they're taking all these protective measures to make sure researchers can be there do their experiments. There's always a chance that things will up again. There could be an outbreak of cases in a particular area and then Milan has closed down again with university has to close down again. That's still something that's being actively sort of considered about how to deal with that and again different universities institutions dealing met with that in different ways so for example the Swiss veteran institute of Aquatic Science narrow allowing people to come back to work but one of the edicts is. Don't start new projects and don't start any projects that can't be stopped on short notice and the idea is that you don't want to start a project that's going to take you a year to finish and has to be done continuously. If there's a chance your research going to be shut down again in a month or two and so it really trying to ties the work. That is just finishing up or work that can be done. Maybe just a few weeks in case things have to shut down again.
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Ain't he sandy? What's up? How's it going this week? With new new literally. Nothing sucks the only thing new which I guess is new is the warm weather. We have some really beautiful weather. And so I've been able to sit outside every day and my kids just started learning how to ride their bikes. And so today we on the road for the first time that's great. That is great and scary. It's like the worst thing to have to go through as a parent. That's not extremely serious. Teaching hit right away. Yeah Yeah they have training wheels. No no not anymore. They're fully riding their bikes. They are that's great. And how is school reopening? Have you seen anything any news about that? How how are your fellow parents responding that we ran into one fellow parent whose kids are not back at school and I was at today with other friends whose kids are not back at school. There's a really interesting dynamic that was revealed in a in a survey in the past week. I guess it was and a survey showed that anglophones and so anglophones and people whose mother tongue is not English or French are much more skeptical of government and we're less likely to send their kids back to school and so this created like quite a hub. Oh interesting yeah I mean. We kinda talked about this before like you know. There's a lot more I think anxiety and concern when you look at how the government's acting and there aren't many like cultural cues that lake. I would pick up in the same way. That like a Francophone Quebecois would pick up from the from the federal government. And so I feel a little less lake there on top of stuff also. I mean they don't seem to be on top of stuff but what was very interesting was in the survey. They also asked people like what their proximity is to. Cova nineteen And what the survey showed was that where I mean the numbers might be off a little bit but you'll get an idea from the proportions but where twenty one percent of Francophone Quebecois know someone who's had Kevin goes up to thirty two or so percent for anglophones and like already winding for allophones and that's a that's a province wide province wide poll. Yeah I mean I don't know how regionally representative it is So I don't know. Most people were Montreal or outside of Montreal but they got enough representation for to have an elephone anglophone survey segment and so it was just like. Oh so what's really happening. Here is actually just that the people who are touched by the virus are going to be more critical with how the government's been handling it. Isn't that interesting? What a surprise who. I've just been trying to now. The schools done and finally exam went pretty good. I've just been trying to get to a normal sleep schedule and I'm finding that really difficult I've seen some people on twitter respond. When I said that I was on a polyphonic sleep schedule which just means that. I'm sleeping more than just one giant sleep in the night and I am having a lot of trouble getting back to a regular sleep schedule. I just I'm sleeping twice. A day usually wants between six. Am and like noon Ish or like eleven maybe ten sometimes and once between nine PM and like two or three. It's very very weird. And I've been trying to get it back to normal but it's not and I guess that's what the body wants to do right now. Maybe that's what it needs but it's so strange you should. You should get a job as a server support person who can work in every time so yeah could could happen very possible right now. So do we have anyone to think before we get into our topic today. Which is the arts and Kevin? Yes we have a lot of folks to thank once again. There's a lot of people who've been supporting us Changing their pledges or or coming on for the first time to the PODCAST. I knew a lot of people have also found the podcast recently. Whether it's through some of the work I've been doing on the long-term care stuff or also just. They've seen people making suggestions. And so if you're new to Sandy Nora Hey Hey what's that? Yeah hope you like it and I have. I have an announcement actually and I've I didn't even tell you before the show so it's GonNa be Super Fun. So let's show these people over and it'll feed into our conversation a little bit about the arts okay. So this week we have to say thank you so so much to Stephanie. Martin Stuart Gale and Putin we are so thankful for your help in your contributions to the podcast. Thank you so much okay so I guess I did have something big happened in the past week although everything so weird right now that what I would consider big normally just looks really normal right now but my book is available for pre sale. Wow that's amazing. I did see that you posted the cover and it looked so exciting. So I'm I'm so happy for you. This is great thank you. My publisher Fernwood has actually given me a secret code for Sandy and your listeners. Get fifteen percent off now. Yeah so if you're interested in getting a copy by because about feminism in the digital age and how we can build a movement that is able to navigate both the real world and online organizing. If that's sounds it all interesting to you Or You just want to support me or I don't know maybe you hate me and you can read the book and like the sucks. That's cool to just buy a copy The if you buy it online in the next two weeks and use the secret code which I'M GONNA say in a second you will save fifteen percent. The books not out until November see won't actually get it until November but a sale is a really awesome way to support me and to support the publisher Fernwood so the code is fightback. All one word Great Code Yes. I didn't come up with it so thanks so much to the folks at Fernwood for that In the book is called take back the fight which is a reference to take back the night which is a really important annual events Where folks March at night that you know we're going to take over. Our neighborhood will not march in fear and we will Assert our rights to being in public in dark spaces or in places that we identify popularly as being dangerous towards women transpeople and Non Binary folks so once again. It's fightback fifteen percent off the book and that is a thank you to listeners. Who have been really great last couple of years. Big congratulations to you thanks. Thanks and actually your book. Oh you did and I did. And it is so great. A thank yeah. I'm glad you like it. I really do and I love how you started off with this futuristic look back at this s And I know that the conversation that we're going to have was inspired by one of your co editors of that project. That's right that's right now. What am I correct? Editor's name is Rodney. And he is an amazing artist and we were talking at just a couple of days ago about the difficulties for artists in this particular moment going through and at just you know. Rodney's a dancer and I was just thinking about how many young talented people in the Arts Meinie to end their careers right now. As a result of a lack of support from the government and I don't know candidate in general does not fund the arts in the same way as a lot of our peer countries to candidates funding for the arts is abysmal and so the little amount sets available are so important for making sure that artists are able to contribute to our cultural milia of stuff. And I you know talking to Rodney and other artists that I know about this moment just realized that coming out of this hour. The Canadian arts landscape can look is probably going to look a lot. Different Diet is such a scary thought for so many people and I mean I come at this as someone who I mean I don't make money off of my art so I can't really say a professional artist but certainly as a writer. I do rely on being able to speak to crowds and to meet people and talk about ideas and to be able to have the the the money to do the work in practice and get better at the things that are my artistic practice or whatever. It's it's a really scary time and I've spent a lot of time as well speaking with a friend of mine who is Pianist who composed and performed the music for Sandia Nora. Not For us. I mean it's his music. We often for it but this idea that lake. Will we ever be able to travel again? Will we ever be able to perform in front of audiences again? Will we ever been auditoriums or lecture halls or concert halls? How are we ever going to sing in a choir? I mean Sandy. That have you seen how much lake the world is getting nailed by this. Oh I'm sure they are. I mean as as a most listeners. Probably don't know this unless they've gone to our website and scrolled bottom footnote. That has the very hilarious fact that Nora and I are both previous Canadian Choir. Careerist the type of kids. That did a lot of traveling singing. Canadian folk songs lot a lot coming from the east coast and sometimes even songs from as far away as Africa. If you're like me. You were learning songs in Yiddish Hebrew as well as a as a result of where I grew up in Toronto. So we nor and that. We didn't know each other at the time doing a lot of singing for people who are part of the Canadian choir world you know that is like deep an entrenched very real. If you don't know the choir world you're probably like what are they talking about? But it's it's very real. There are thousands of kids. Traveling that are constantly traveling the country and beyond going abroad to either compete or perform in choir shows and yeah I such a wonderful experience to be a part of something like that and I mean certainly for me at one point I was. You know I didn't go to school on Fridays because I was just going singing all day and and part of my choir practice and that would be impossible right now and For those kids and youth. And then when you start to get paid for it if you if you start doing it if you continue doing it as a youth or if you're a part of the The accompaniments or the conducting team or anything like that like that of course would be decimated. And how heartbreaking heartbreaking. Yeah have you seen anything in particular about it well? Cbc has had a lot of like pick me up kind of pieces which is like the the more positive. These pieces are the more negative. I get towards my radio had I I. I'm not really in the mood for like feel good stuff and you know I get that people are doing their best and you know a lot of people do feel better with feel good stuff so you know. I'M NOT GONNA get totally down on it but there was a segment this past week about choral singing and how like it's it is a completely Devastating really devastating. You're speaking to a conductor. Who is you know saying that the choir has been able to be more social and check in which each other more than they ever had been because they're having weekly zooms or whatever and you can just hear it's like that's not the point of I mean like you might make friends by accident but by large you actually don't like the people in your choir. It's true and it's they don't become a part of your social circle isn't it?.
White House announces new national testing guidelines for coronavirus
"Moments ago the White House unveiled what it calls a new strategy to ramp up testing and president trump is telling the nation's governors to start thinking about re opening schools but the plans leave much of the funding designing and carrying out of the test to individual states citizens we Zhang is at the White House tonight we just nor tonight president trump said we have it all when it comes to testing the same message she's been spreading for weeks even though it's not true according to governors facing mounting pressure he announced that national plan which is really much more a list of suggestions for states president trump continues to claim the administration has made great progress when it comes to corona virus testing the testing itself is going very well no complaints governors are still pleading for help and in order to reopen our economy we really need that test in any new federal plan tell it by the president the administration would give all fifty states and not test each month to screen two percent of their populations a rapid response program would isolate people who test positive and trace contacts we are continuing to rapidly expand our capacity and confident that we have enough testing to begin re opening and the reopening process we want to get our country open and the testing is not going to be a problem at all but this new plan does not provide specifics about the supply chain or a road map for growing testing capacity and the burden remains largely on the state there are lots and lots of people out there who do not know that they have corona virus because they haven't been tested executives from CVS and Walgreens who met with the president today said they'd open up testing site that thousands of stores across the U. S. and on a call with the governors the president reportedly told them to consider re opening schools but most are closed many through the end of the academic year president trump said again tonight that he wants the schools to reopen quickly but safely because it's good for the young people but the white house's own guidelines say states should wait to do that until they see a downward trend of cases for twenty eight days straight and Nora they're just not there
Addiction in Isolation
"After weeks of isolating ourselves to stop the spread of Corona virus. Many of US still haven't been able to settle into a new routine. I know I've had a hard time with it myself. That kind of disruption can take a toll especially for those who are in the process of trying to make a change in their lives like getting sober when I was first getting so far That was instilled in me and the head a regimen at certain meetings that I went to I went Kalma sponsor on a daily basis and once. That routine was set. It really helped it become second nature so that it didn't become a chore. That's Anthony Be. We agreed not to use his last name to protect his privacy. Anthony is an alcoholic who has been in recovery for seven years when he was in the throes of addiction. Most of his substance abuse took place at home alone. I know for me. I didn't need to be in a club or a bar or anything like that. I could just be in my house and stop off at the liquor store and And on the House with so many people isolating during this pandemic on their own. Anthony worries that those who struggle with substance abuse are especially vulnerable. So imagine someone who has just recently gotten sober and has been going to meetings and then all of a sudden now. They're just in the house. The place where everything happened here. Walking around that I'm looking oh That's where I used to put a bottle or oh look at the glasses. Anthony is no longer able to attend his regular alcoholics anonymous meetings in person so he's joined the meetings online over zoom. The interesting part about it for me was Having people check in from Australia the UK. Louisiana North Dakota Virginia. I mean it was all over and so- instantly for me I felt connected like okay. This is how we're GONNA do it. This is what we're GONNA do to get us through. You know this period. But here's the thing. Connecting online may not be enough for everyone doctrine. Nora Volkoff is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of health. Pretty early on Dr Volkov became concerned. About how this pandemic would affect those struggling with substance abuse. I started to worry it in February but it wasn't really until March that I started to recognize how devastating these could be to individuals that have problems with substance abuse as Cova. Nineteen patients fill hospitals all over the country. Doctor Volkov says it is imperative that healthcare workers prevent this stigma surrounding addiction from influencing how they administer care they are discriminated on the basis that the belief that people do this themselves and therefore you have to own the consequences to your own choices and in fact this is something that patients will tell you that. Have a problem with drugs and why they don't like to go see a doctor or go to the hospital because they are mistreated addictions that one of the most stigmatize. If not the most stigmatized disease. Fortunately she says there have been some changes to the way care is provided for those with substance use disorders down health has exploded and it has been incorporated into everyday practice so rapidly. Dr Volkov adds that treatment for drug addiction however has been especially challenging many of the Methadone clinics are closing their doors. On limiting the number of patients that can go in normally. Methadone can only be prescribed after an in-person evaluation and must be taken in the clinic but now some Methadone clinics are making it easier to get multiple doses of the medication and to be able to take it at home so these changes give us a different perspective of how we may be able to treat people that are addicted to drugs while also forcing us to see the issues that we need to solve address. It's not just illicit substances that pose a threat during this pandemic but legal ones as well because covert nineteen impacts the lungs the food and Drug Administration has advised that those who smoke cigarettes may be at increased risk and have worse outcomes from the virus and while there isn't any data showing how the pandemic has impacted rates of alcohol use disorder. People do appear to be buying a lot of alcohol. According to Nielsen sales of Alcoholic Beverages increased fifty five percent in the last week of March compared to the same time last year. That may be partly as a result of liquor stores being deemed essential businesses in most states and while there has been some criticism of that designation. Dr Volkov points out that having access to alcohol could in some situations be safer for alcoholics. Eve you are addicted to alcohol. And you don't have access to alcohol. And you go to withdraw. That's extremely severe. You can literally die from alcohol withdrawal but Anthony be who's been in recovery for seven years worries about the temptation for people who are still struggling. My first instinct was like damn that sucks. You know. There's definitely some people out there that are suffering and I feel for them when I see Liquor Stores Open. I hope they realize that. That's not an essential but I don't know that that's going to happen. The World Health Organization recently issued a statement saying excessive drinking can weaken the immune system and they recommended limiting access to alcohol during this pandemic. Of course it's one thing to discourage people from excessive substance use during this uncertain time and another to make sure they have the support. They need to do so. Anthony has a simple suggestion for anyone who's currently having a hard time. Pick up the phone. If people are really into the whole technology thing just call people. It makes such a different. And what's what's interesting. Is that if I call someone? It helps them more than it helps me. I'm calling because I want to stay sober. But they'll say thank you for calling me because I was going through X Y and Z. And they might call somebody else. Dealing with addiction is enormously difficult under any circumstance. And we don't want to minimize this at all dealing with it during a pandemic adds a whole new set of challenges
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Nora Hey Sandy Masao. Doing of week five rate something like that days. It is yeah. It's one of those things where like when you celebrate holidays. The ideas that everything stops for a little bit of time and you spend really quality time with your family and it's really great and when you're fucking day to day feels like that holidays are really really tedious. Yeah it's like Oh this holiday same as yesterday not special in the least that sacks yeah and I could have probably like not have mentioned that Easter was coming up to the kids which would have been really cruel of me but like they have no concept of what's going on in the world either but I. I decided that it'd be really cruel to do that. So yes we had to do Easter which was fun but very strange and like it's already holiday. They don't spend with my extended family. It's a holiday. I spend with friends Who came over this morning at like seven knocked on the window and waved through their masks at the kid. Oh yeah but it's tedious. Yeah I mean we did not tell I I live with my cousin and my nephew is over every once in a while he has no idea. It's Easter but with the dog who lived with us has come to figure out that things have changed. Oh Yeah and you know I never had pets growing up. I don't really understand pets. And before this year of living with a dog I would have said that. I don't like dogs but I've come to like this one dog very much and maybe I like dogs. I don't know anyway. I like this and I know I know it's a lot nor is a long time Man I've sent pictures of this dog to be like I get it now. Ask on being a mutual friend of ours who loves dogs and has tried to get me to love dogs also for a long time and failed but he so. This dog now knows that something is up. She is like become like she's just like what is going on. She's her eyes are always questioning. She's just like what the fuck is happening. Aren't you leaving this house? Just all the time and I don't know what's happening but I'm going to look for learn Lee out this window because I know that something has changed and Y'all are sad sometimes and I don't get it. She's this like for the last few weeks she was like. Oh vacation cooler here all the time and now she's like no something is fucking up. I don't know what it is but I don't like it so that's funny. Wow that's some. Yeah it's Nice I guess To have these kinds of things break up the monotony because Yeah I mean I've been really like going through this whole Easter kind of thing Cena myself. Okay okay it's not so bad Christmas very well could be in the same situation. Oh God Yup. Yup might as well do Christmas tomorrow. Just get it all done in one shot. Good point good point. I mean one of my kids listening every Christmas song that they could think of to the words of Bunny Bunny Bunny hop hop. So I mean what's the difference to them dear God okay anyway. I don't envy the parents. Sometimes she'd be able to thank. I'm sure we have people to think yes. We have a couple of folks. Thank want to thank everybody for the positive feedback. That we've gotten this message. Is I need to respond to you. I've been kind of taking my time with responses to to people I on all of my various platforms so Hang tight we'll definitely replied you folks but for folks who have who've changed their donation or starts to know to donate to us for the first time. Ever thank you so much for your support specifically to Conrad to Hannah to Dominic. We really appreciate You folks we appreciate everybody. That's been so generous to us. What do we have to talk about today? So many things can I just before we move into it. Just yell about South. I'm just real quick Doug for his approval rating is eighty three percent on. -TARIO WHAT THE FUCK. I just need people to to remember the millions of dollars that he cut from public house and his plan to outsource much of the healthcare system that was announced not long after he won his election and it. It feels like what's happening is that there's such a desperation to view Someone as taking a leadership role in in this weird time of life that we find ourselves in that just his presence his daily presence and live. Briefings is for people to be like. Oh he's doing well but I just need people to connect the dots between how things are bad and what he did okay because all of that is connected and we cannot forget that this man has made some theory fucked up decisions that have had a an effect on our ability in Ontario to respond to a pandemic and is literally responsible for people becoming ill and dying from this this disease and Like we cannot forget that when we're reporting or reading reports about what Doug Ford has said today because talking is not the same is doing and what he has done has created the conditions for a lot of the terrible things that we find ourselves in our families and our friends in today. So that's my rant. I'd just can't believe eighty-three percent that's just come on. Y'All like pay attention but sandy. It's not the right time to be divisive into do politics okay. Read to all of this is politics. Every single piece of this is political. Any response to it is political. We will always have a choice to respond to this with our principles rooted in helping as many people as possible helping the most destitute helping only the wealthy only focusing on economics like those are all principal decisions that have to do with politics. Any decision that is made is going to be a political decision. So this is all politics and sure some of it might be divisive but perhaps that's exactly what we need right now because if someone is like hey I support the economy and making sure the big business survives over the little guy. I want to be divided from said person in the discussion. That happens in the in the public sphere. Who fucked that person? Happy to be divided from them. Call me this of if that's what you need but this like we need to have those discussions publicly to decide what's right and quite frankly most of what's happening right now isn't enough to help the people on the ground to you. Need it the most and that is a political decision in that political decision isn't being made even though I bet you most of the people who are living in Ontario would support that decision being made which means we need to have a political discussion about it. Then that's just kinda how it works absolutely as you say they pay attention and be critical like it's really frustrating and it's also a time where you're seeing. The lack of journalism laid bare. I mean we don't have critical journalism really in Canada. And the best of times and right now. It seems like journalists. Have been pretty much reduced to playing stenographer and you know in journalism. There's the folks that have to report those details and report them accurately and be at every single press briefing of the Premier and decide what he says. They're supposed to be people who also you know. Look I would he saying and go through the numbers? And there's there's some of that happening but I mean Ontario with a weak opposition in the -Tario DP. It's like folks like you know I know it's not comfortable right now to be critical because we want to assume that people are doing their best but I mean he's a premium on -Tario. There's ways that he could be doing things better. Like I dunno more testing for example just to start just a start of an example. Yeah the testing data in Ontario. Just doesn't seem to be right for those. Who Are you? Know The epidemiologists who've been telling us that they don't seem correct because testing is insufficient. Not right so we don't actually have accurate numbers that was going on in Ontario and that is just not good enough right now that seems basic Yep Yep Seabra basic so so this episode is not going to necessarily be about Doug Ford although. I'm sure that we will have an opportunity to speak about Miss Your Ford Again. But we want to take you through two very different issues In both are really going to be quite difficult. I think in their details And so we're GONNA start with the conversation about long term care facilities which have been hit the absolute hardest. It seems in this In this outbreak and We'll also talk about how somehow were all locked down and we're not living our normal lives but who's living their normal lives right now. The cops living their normal lives and they're shooting people so that will be the second part of the the show Okay Long Term Care Facilities Man I. It's just really. I mean we've talked about this a couple times on the show already in particular. Nora has mentioned how through this crisis? We see a lot of the problems that have already existed with long term CARE FACILITIES. And you know like that is just something that. I guess I just want to underscore after talking to my mother this week. Who works at a long term care facility and one of the problems that You know I haven't heard spoken on the news and didn't actually think of myself until having this conversation with my mom. Is that a lot of the support. Staff in a long term care facilities are paid socially that most of them work in two jobs actually and The danger that poses to both the patients in a long term care facility and the other staff in a long term care facility. It's really really difficult in so you have right now. Our problem where the staff at long term care facilities aren't necessarily being tested. Certainly they're not where my mother's working. Okay the patients but the staffer which seems like a weird place to the political or a weird policy decision to make and people are moving from workplace to workplace in a workplace. That might be high risk to replace that may not be high risk and potentially potentially spreading. What's happening here? And that is all a result of poor economic decisions that precede this global pandemic God. What if we just paid people what they were worth and not to even discuss it that way because that's what they were worth but that doesn't make any sense if we paid people what they need it to live? You know what I mean like at the very least what if we just started there and they didn't have to work two jobs but right now.
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Can you reduce financial people that has also been very Elucidative of of where the Liberals head is at Because these they really WanNa make sure that businesses are doing their part like I. I don't know how much of the team Canada messaging you've heard. No I haven't heard much okay. This has been like tros thing. This last week Where we're talking about the team Canada effort to really yeah beat the Krona virus that takes team Canada kind of bullshit. It's like the patriotic. Sentimentality is just so nauseating and makes me want to just like bash myself in the head with a hockey stick. And they're they're doing these like announcements about getting get get in with team. Canada Bauer Power as Chris. Hold the CBC who? I like just can't stop criticizing on twitter because he's so terrible said the iconic hockey brand. Bauer on CBC. And I fucking hope that at least the public broadcasters getting paid to say that but these companies like there with like a lot of like oh please we need your help. You had to step up companies. See the writing on the wall. They see that people are fucking pissed and they can see that. Oh you've been underpaying us for years and all of a sudden during a crisis you've got enough money to boost our wages two dollars an hour. Wow that's really interesting. So corporations like much would prefer no legislation to force them to change. And instead you know bowers can start making Facials because we need them and companies are going to start pivoting towards making things that we need and they're gonNa get good presences. I'll get news. Why in the fuck are they not legislating some of this stuff? Because I know that there's auto workers in Ingersoll Ontario who are laid off deep. Have Assembly line. They could be building something Where is the government thinking about like like planning our economy in that way The whole fight with the United States over the masks over the end Ninety five masks that that trump was gonNA block. I mean trump is obviously going to block. He's like the guy who is building an air pirate force like that's obvious and as more people die in the United States trump is going to try and snake medical equipment from co tons of different countries and tons of different ways so candidate needs to be very fucking aware that things may get worse the United States. And then all the the smug need as well the raw materials for the n ninety five masks come from the western part of Canada like that's from our forest industry it's like why in the fuck has Nafta made it such that. The only thing we're capable of doing is ripping stuff out of the ground. We don't have factories. You can then make the masks themselves. And so that whole discussion has been completely absent from this as well where the government should be legislating corporations to do what we need them to do rather than relying on their on their benevolence and in that vein the idea that they formed a special partnership with Amazon to distribute this stuff. I mean that is just like what? What the FA like read the Fucking Room Guys Amazon? Yeah that I mean. You talked about that on facebook and there was a lot of back and forth from from people who didn't seem to understand why that would be bad so like let's Kinda spell it out. People were like you know like Nora mentioned on facebook on her social media. That look you know. The government does not have to use Amazon to distribute materials. We have a Canada Post. They could be doing that. Work and people said WELL AMAZON USES CANADA POST? Yes that is. True Amazon sometimes uses Canada Post. So why do we need them right? It's like why does Amazon need a contract do these things? It's because they don't always use candidate post and with the government is doing is instead of creating a measure where our delivery possibilities could be expanded or giving that responsibility to Canada Post. They're giving that responsibility to somebody who already has it in a private way in and they are going to stand to make tons of profits off of that where it said that it's cost Sandy. Shut the fuck up. It does say that it literally says that in the press release. Nothing's at cost okay. That doesn't like fuck. The press release I want for the journalists who is in. Somebody needs to trace that money. Somebody has to trade money and track that because nothing is at cost. Nothing is cost The fact like the if Canada post has deficiencies with respect to delivering things. Now is the time to beef that up. The like now is the time to that because it should never be never have been the case and should never happen again and if it's possible for a private company to do it than it is possible for the public to do it and we should have that capability in place immediately when there's an emergency and always there's no reason why Amazon needs to be used especially when we know that they are treating their worker. They are not treating their workers well and especially when we know that the working conditions are dangerous. People are organizing strikes in the middle of a worldwide crisis like it is hard to organize a strike in the best of times. It is really fucking hard to organize a strike right now and people are doing that against Amazon and our government is partnering with them. What does that say you raise such an important point that is like you know now is the time that Canada Post needs to have this expansion and all these people are like Oh. We can't do it now. Now's not not the right time. To to to expand Canada post able to do the warehousing or or the packaging. I guess some of the arguments that people were saying that Amazon has the special ability to do. It's like sorry. The government just announced that every fucking Canadian Armed Forces reservist is going to now be a fulltime employees of the armed forces. Day could have just announced that they would be distribution just as easily That's a whole labor pool that existed just today that didn't exist yesterday or the day before but more than that. I mean so. I got really raked over the coals on us on twitter and it was all from the liberal twitter realm but it was really vicious and it was really relentless. I was really actually quite surprised. By how organized it was. I mean Amazon pays for good. Pr and so. I'm sure chunk of it was just that but it's like Siri so we have a pandemic people are dying people are going to die. We absolutely need critical materials To get from place. A to place B as fast as possible okay. You're telling me that the Canadian government does not have that capability and we have to rely on the world's largest and most evil motherfucking corporation. Are you are you kidding me? Like that's the level of our security. That's like outsourcing fuck and relief work to like a vigilante army of of Americans or something like this is where it is the most mind boggling where we absolutely need to have over the government oversight to have have the have good jobs people are able to complain about bad working conditions or or whatever we have the bones of the infrastructure in place and instead the government goes with with Amazon Amazon Canada. For the people who were who were defending. That decision. Like you just need to think. Think think to yourself. What is the incentive for Amazon candidate to do any of this with people in mind there is none and in fact the way that a private business works? They cannot have that as their primary goal. Their primary goal has to be prophets. Okay they have to look through these things and figure out where the efficiencies are how they can do things in a manner that increases their profit. The government does not have. That restraint Amazon. Doesn't have the information for where people are or any like sort of statistics about which communities in Canada will need to be prioritized or whatever unless the government gives it to them and if the government gives that to them what are they going to use it for later. It's like there's all sorts of concerns around this. Just don't make sense that you have to know everyone like. I know that people really want to believe that everyone's heart isn't a good is in the right place right now but you have to know that the government can do what they want if they prioritize it. The things that we're talking about are possible. They've just decided to go in a different direction. You have to know that like the the the discussions that we were having last year about what was possible. You can now see today how quickly those things are possible. So you know that would trustworthy telling you to address this. I'm telling you to trust us on this one as well. They did not have to use Amazon. There were other ways that they could have accomplished the goals and better and I'm really really really hoping that there are some journalists who've been charged with with following the money on this and and following how this goes because I'm willing to bet that in a few months we're going to hear about some of the ways that this was done incorrectly absolutely and and even if this whole like Amazon's doing this at cost which yeah their cost includes profit right. That's that's people need to expect that this information the network that they're establishing this is the long game for them and they WANNA come out the other side like any corporation wants to come out the other side of this pandemic stronger and more profitable like that is their goal. Which is why you actually don't want the private sector involved in service provision in a crisis like that's the that's the that's the reason why we actually want the government to be the one to make these decisions. I mean there's no better ridiculous example of this then the request to delay mortgages and the request to reduce interest rates for credit cards. I mean the government could have been like. Hey Banks. Guess what everyone's fucked right now no mortgages you're GONNA put it on pause. Yeah they could have done that and actually they easily could have done that because the banks have a lot of prophets and they can fuck themselves. Y- eighty for a month yeah. They didn't do that. They didn't do that instead. They told people. Yeah if you're selected if you're selected by the bank's criteria and who the fuck knows what those criteria are and I had friends that apply for this and it took them an hour to two hours on the phone with their banks to see if they are eligible. You still had to pay for. The interest accumulated in the in the initial. Roll out of this kind of plan. I guess they're just like Oh we'll just defer right. It's not going to interest free. We'll just defer your rates higher monthly.
Q&A | Your Questions Answered.
"Hello Hi and a particularly warm welcome to the Emma Gun show. I'm your host Emma and we're GONNA wardner and it's time for an ask me anything the Osmania that I asked for questions back in November and December. Just a couple of times. Because I thought it'd be nice to have a conversation with you and also I am publishing this in the middle of the corona virus crisis and a lot of my sheduled poku awes- have been postponed. Don't worry normal service will resume soon but as I put this off because I'd had so many guests recently. I thought actually this is the perfect time August. I'll chat to answer your questions. How lovely how brilliant my most ex. Mrs? I can have a chat on this particular episode. These questions have all come from the facebook. Group linked to join is in the show notes. And I will just say this. I do get asked quite a lot on social media or on email. Where do I find the show notes if you are listening to this episode you all already within the platform the service the provider the website that has the show notes in is just a case of if you're in a particular Internet Internet service provider. Po. 'cause platform you have to click three dots or go to more INFO or swipe the screen or whatever. But you already there. That's why you can find the hyper links with anything mentioned so just a side note. I do hope you're keeping well. I have done a sense check in the facebook group and I said let you still want me to keep creating content. Does it matter if it's not super serious and the overwhelming response has been. Please keep doing it. Please keep doing what you do. We appreciate the destruction. So that's my green light and that's what I'm GonNa keep during the pleased. I think being insensitive and I understand how freaking serious the situation we are in is but shall we go straight. That was taken fingers. Shall we go straight in and this one actually from Nora is quote quite timing? I think she posted a couple of months ago. But the question is hi Emma. My question is about day-to-day Sanity. I guess I don't care much about products and stuff but I'd love to know what you do for clearing head each day and getting rid of or ignoring the build up we get from social media and everyday life. I just learned this week. That climate anxiety is a thing which I now obviously have. What do you tell yourself every day to stay in a positive mood overall? Sorry if this is too vague or something I own only I have. I will admit I'm a bit tipsy nor you in a safe place. Welcome to the group. Welcome to the family. You are definitely Amos decks listener. It's such a good question. I guess we'll say really timely how to not get bogged down mentally how to not think that things how to not get bogged down with negativity how to keep a positive outlook and mindset. When maybe you're dealing with things whatever they might be work life relationships friendships. Whoever whatever I can definitely and I think that's one of the things I talk to. All of my friends had periods of depression or anxiety. All of us who have worked hard and feel like we are able to manage it now will say that it feels like actually having something of a superpower because you can see it coming a mile off which means that you can deploy all relevant tactics to make sure that it stays a good distance and doesn't doesn't want you to put it mildly and actually. I was listening to a podcast with Dr Doctrine. Judge Dee he obviously has been on the show. He had rich role. He was a mega mega focused in the states on his podcast and he was talking about how he was in alcohol recovery and he had a lot and he had a relapse for a few hours but it was quite a significant lab so we had to literally dial back. After thirteen years he had to dial back to zero. His sobriety installed start again and he used the expression which I've since land is is quite common in the fellowship in twelve step programs but he used the expression of. I thought that in recovery I was getting further and further away from my addiction. But what I didn't realize is that my addiction was just doing press ups in the dark waiting for that moment to pounds which I thought was I found quite meeting. I was driving when I was listening to that and I found it quite arresting. It sort of made me go. Wow Gosh and I think that's the same about positive and negative mindsets if you've been through a low period if you've been depressed if you've struggled with your mental health and you feel as though you're through it you sometime you sometimes worry that is it is going to come back quick and fast. Which is why I think you sort of. Almost you have the superpower and you on high alert to see it coming in the distance and as I say deploy all relevant tactics. I know I went up one of ramble. That but what I mean is. I think whether you've had mental health issues on not whether you suffer with depression not with your pessimist or not. I think it's good to check in with yourself just every morning and to say how am I feeling today truth be told I am on day? Eight of south isolating to protect others may not symptomatic. And it's getting to me. Yesterday evening I go to Migraine. My jaw is incredibly tight. I woke up this morning. I was weeping. I really want to count this morning and I felt am. I could feel right. Day has the potential to be one of those days. I could let drive me Rothman. I-drive it so I wrote my Yoga Mat. I did a latest stretching. I stretch my neck out. I did look deep breathing. I spend a Lotta time in childs pose and I was able to actually lessen the how the feeling of the Migraine and then just get going but it was because when I served it systems check when I woke up with all yeah. Something's definitely wrong. You know that chipper today so I did what I thought would be the right thing. I didn't work out sometimes working out the answer. Sometimes it's not intuitively. I felt like being really gentle with myself was the answer this morning. I have contact lenses in. I haven't put makeup on blow dry. My Hair I've done a bit of Yoga and now I'm just very gently sitting at my desk token to you. It's very very easy to consume social media. What's the news and failures are? Everything is Blake. I do feel like especially with the news. I don't often have news television on so when I think about I say don't often have it. I've never really had the news on. I'm not one of those people who engages in televise news that way. I've always really when using the newspapers bought. I remember if I think about significant events. I think about things like nine eleven or elections and that was when I would watch televised news and the screens would be breaking news. This that and the screens would be very automated. That'd be lots of Red. That be lots of you. Know the thing scrolling across screen going up in so you can't be stimulated and then on a normal news cycle. Those things wouldn't happen and recently when I've engaged in news channels not just in recent times maybe in the last couple of years or so. I've noticed that they the the way that the television screen the laid out is in a similar way to win what we used to associate with really really big news events. And it's just it's just to keep watching because let's face it TV channels businesses. And they have the things are so. I tend not to engage in those sorts of televised news channels too much because I find that breaking news thing. It takes me back to other instances other periods of history. That perhaps went so great so my advice to you is particularly around the time now. I know we're not going to talk to you much by the coin virus but my advice now is watch Your leaders daily address. We've forced onto during every day in the UK look at twitter. Don't re tweet or re grammar anything. They'll get your news from there and just look at trusted resources and I did a podcast recently on some really good sources of information on what's going on at the moment they're not sensationalized that with epidemiologist who are experts in infectious disease. So not only is it. James Elles doing brilliant content at the moment where he just keeping everybody updated by speaking to experts analyzing the data on a week by week basis. But also there's some brilliant stuff with Joe Rogan with an expert in infectious disease called Micro Asta home that really kind of explains the genesis of all of these sorts of things and one of the things he says during the pause because Jerry says he's you're making me nervous Michael and he said I'm yeah and by the end of this episode. We'll talk about how not to be nervous. So I feel like they're more helpful resources so in terms of clearing your head and ignoring the bill that we from social media and Everyday Life. I would really choose carefully. What it is that you can see what media you consume and who you listen to and who you
13 deaths at Seattle-area care center connected to COVID-19
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Nora Raum a nursing facility after the surrender of the cone corona virus outbreak in the Seattle area announced Saturday the twenty six of its residents have died since the middle of February half of those deaths are linked to corona virus will stone of member station K. N. K. X. reports it's unclear how many others may have been infected just about half of the residents who were initially at life care center in Kirkland remain at the facility many have been transported to the hospital and are awaiting test results to determine if they have covert nineteen meanwhile Tim Killian a public liaison for life Kerr says there's still not enough test kits or enough employees we've had patients who within an hour's time show no symptoms to going to acute symptoms and being transferred to the hospital and we've had patients die relatively quickly relatives of those at the nursing home have criticized what they see as the slow response to the outbreak
Man dies years after young girl's friendship saved him
"Dan Peterson was late for his own memorial service four years later according to his brother Jesse the new dad was ready to die back in two thousand sixteen some little girl who is four years old say hi old person that little giver of life was Nora would Nora met Dan during his darkest days as we first
New York Icons: Kaufman Astoria Studios
"New York for its entire. History has brought people together of wildly different backgrounds and that might be different races or cultures or a geographic areas Irish people and Jews and African Americans and you know Italians but also different classes. You had the tenement girl and the rich playboy and everybody in between well. That's just a natural for storytelling. But when these stories were told by Hollywood what was distinctly New York about them could get flattened out for the mainstream. If you look today at a Marx brothers movies the first couple of Marx brothers films. They're throwing all these terms around. Mommy's Nora Nori. There is Jewish for free loader animal crackers in the coconuts where designs you know for a New York audience but when the Marx Brothers then do moved to Hollywood and they begin making films for MGM. There's no Yiddish in those movies anymore. Right they become the sort of universal. You Know Hollywood movie Marx Brothers that that's from forty second street classical nine hundred thirty three musical about the Broadway chorus girl who becomes a star that connick number has the busby Berkeley dance formations but it also has the skyline the elevated train street vendors and attempted rape and murder. It's a film about New York. Made in Hollywood that helped form what sanders calls the mythic city. That dream version of New York. That's a distillation of the real place. Forty Second Street and all those back stage musicals that were made all the homes that were about the putting on of a Broadway show. They were shot in Broadway theaters. They were shot in Hollywood sound stage theaters. You know there was just endless numbers of these amazing films which did not have a single frame except possibly the establishing shot the opening shot would be shot in New York as the credits ran by with music behind him in. May Nineteen thirty. Three paramount turned the Astoria studios over to its main creditor western electric that companies filmmaking arm Eastern Services Studios INC operated it as a rental studio for independent productions. Its output varied widely. The Scoundrel for example was set in Manhattan's literary world. Noel Coward plays a ruthless hated publisher. Julian place the woman he charms. Mary's then abandoned putting something happened. Man I do live. I hope you're playing folk killed when you're dying using it on. The homepage of the year does not think of human when he dies. He's condemned to damnation unless he finds one person on Earth to mourn. Him novelists writes Ben. Hecht and Charles MacArthur rotated but at Astoria. They also got to produce and direct. They won an academy award for best original. We don't be Marquette. Hulu your new. There was a series of Spanish language. Musical starring Tangos Star Carlos Gardell Tambien. A nineteen thirty. Three's Emperor Jones was based on the controversial Eugene O'Neill play main character was a black pullman porter who escapes prison to become dictator of a small island. The film could only have been made with independent funding. Then the studios were called to service for World War Two. The Department acquired the property in Nineteen Forty Two and the pictorial center of the army. Signal Corps moved into make trading and propaganda films. They expanded the facility and built barracks for the soldiers. The army used motion pictures in the war effort and turned to experienced filmmakers for help frank. Capra worked on a series of orientation films called why we fight one episode related to our won the Oscar for best documentary. Just what was it? Made US change our way of living overnight but turned our resources are machines our whole nation into one vast awesome producing more and more weapons of war instead of the old materials by the end of the war the ABC employed over two thousand people making movies over half of them civilians. All this work even brought new film techniques like multiple angles shooting and change film in even more momentous ways for five years American audience. It has been seeing newsreels. And it's someone you know. A movie maker said well you couldn't you couldn't bring in the enemy for for production meeting you know before. The battle and people went out with sixteen millimeter cameras. And these lightweight cameras that could go everywhere. They saw actual action after the war audiences and creators had developed a taste for this more realistic filmmaking. There was an appetite. For a new kind of filmmaking. That would be used more available light less contrived cinematography be shot with faster. Granier film be more shot on location and feel more like a took place in real place and not this kind of fabricated construct and be more adult this desire for realism meant the glossy representations of New York. That Hollywood made before the war wouldn't do director is like Ilya. Kazan felt their stories needed New York locations and New York talent. You don't understand I coulda had class. Gerber contamination could have been somebody by the MID FIFTIES NEW YORK. Filmmakers were more than just contenders. The Oscar wins for on the waterfront in nineteen fifty five and Mardi fifty six affirm. That excellence could come from outside. Hollywood New York is setting is capable of whatever mood or dramatic statement? You WanNa make architecturally in its light for talk about winter light as Mr Bergman did. New York's winter light image. That Sidney Lumet in the documentary film titled by Sidney Lumet. He grew up on the lower east side in nineteen fifty seven. He went from directing theater and TV. Two movies with twelve angry men. You're asking us to believe that somebody else did the stabbing with exactly the same kind of knife. Larger a million or one go onto make more New York classics like Serpico Dog Day afternoon and network. He died in twenty eleven. I'm not comfortable anyplace but New York when I leave New York for any other place in the United States My nose starts to bleed. Filmmakers at this time took full advantage of New York locations for their exterior shooting. When they needed a controlled indoor set they may do with whatever studios were available. Tv Or old movie studios the old Bronx by graph for example operated as a rental studio under different names until the seventy s the Astoria Studios. Meanwhile were still occupied by the army. There was some leftover stages from the twenty s and they reuse them and Sidney Lumet told me amazing stories of going onto these studios which he was in an editing room up in the Bronx. That had been Edison's old editing suite with an e draw you know kind of worked into the curtains E for Edison. These were the oldest movie studios in the world and they were using them in the nineteen fifties to make all those great early in mid fifty s movies like Twelve angry men and on the waterfront the city eventually recognized how vital New York and the screener to each other in nineteen sixty six mayor. John established the first mayor's film office in the world to lower hurdles to filming their Lindsay's film office streamline the permitting process and removed a lot of red tape for shooting in the city he even dedicated a police. Unit to location shoots then in nineteen seventy. The army moved production to different site and turned the Astoria property over to the federal government. This was not simply a movement of some soldiers because most of the people making the films were grips carpenters electricians and actress who were part of. New York's commercial motion picture industry so they were not at all happy when this plug got pulled in Astoria. The complex sat abandoned. For years unprotected and open vandals people would go in there. Rip The copper out of the walls and those people with a purpose then they were also just people in there for mischief terrible condition in the meantime you have this eyesore at the edge of a residential communities have halfway between the area and Long Island city. It's just getting worse and worse and worse. They abandoned cars dropped all around weeds growing through the sidewalk. I remember this very clearly. The film unions local community and the city got together to preserve the studio site. Save film jobs and clean up the neighborhood in nineteen seventy seven. They formed the nonprofit a story of Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation. They managed to prevent the studio from being sold off or turn down by getting the site on the National Register of historic places a process that normally took years.
FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy
"May be some New Hope for children with peanut allergies CBS's Nora o'donnell the FDA has approved the first treatment to treat the allergy which can be deadly it's called health for zero kids swallow Pena patter at first in tiny then increasingly larger doses training their bodies to tolerate peanuts now it's not a cure but doctors say it could be a life
FDA approves first peanut allergy treatment
"There may be some New Hope for children with peanut allergies CBS's Nora o'donnell the FDA has approved the first treatment to treat the allergy which can be deadly it's called how for ZF can swallow Pena powdered first in tiny then increasingly larger doses training their bodies to tolerate peanuts now it's not a cure the doctors say it could be a life
Getting Glammed Up For The iHeartRadio Podcast Awards
"Going to chat a little bit of top here on this episode about our experiences at the iheartradio podcast awards. Oh yes because we got clammed up we sure did we shared it and we're going to break down our Glam because we were nominated we were nominated for best fashion and beauty. PODCAST and spoiler. We won we won an an award. We won an award. I mean not to to my own horn but Tutu to say smash that Horn Button Dory because it was very very cool to win an award. It was cool and before we won I was sort of like whatever and then we won and I was like this is the coolest thing ever. We also didn't the plan on winning so when they announced games we'd just laughed. We did we really. And we did not have any nothing to say. But we were nominated alongside such awesome. Awesome podcasts yeah and fat Mascara naked beauty dressed the history of fashion and the cut on Tuesdays. Look at you and we beat them all it. Just kidding I mean look it was great to meet so many people just be around other pods around other podcasters. See Gavin to grow perfor- Kevin Durant perform was. He was very still. He's still got lucky. Still got it and it was cool just being like getting to meet the people who made the Elizabeth homes theranos dropout podcast for your cool. They were cool. We just got to chat with people. It was neat. Yeah it was like seeing all your favorite podcast people. Irl The guy who does lower was lurking around everywhere share. Was He presented an Award Conan. O'Brien Conan there. He didn't stay for the after party though he didn't Nora mcnerney our favorite successors were Stanton won an award. Anyway that was very cool and during I don't normally glam without. We would discuss that up top on this episode and we should say this is a guest free episode. Yes we're trying out ESTA just us for better or for worse. You're stuck with us today. We're trying something new where we just have occasional episodes where it's just too we can make if we attorney okay. Okay so airbrushed my life you. Did you know when I went into your bedroom to change. Noticed it on your nightstand and I was like. Ah He airbrushed her leg. Okay so I've never had a spray Tan I've always wanted to get one and it just feels like a lot of work work and so I've never done it. Yeah and then. The thought crossed my mind because I was wearing a short dress without stockings. And then I was like. I don't have the energy or the time or the money and one of my kids was sick last week and involved like a trip to the emergency room and it was a whole spiel so instead I went to Ulta and I purchased Sally. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Lotion. Okay and I just rub it on. So it's not a self tanner it kind. I don't know what what it is. Is it basically like tinted moisturizer for your legs. Yes but it also like smooth them out in a way that felt very creepy but also wonderful laming in your legs look great they looked. I have you know. I'm pretty pasty. I bruise easily. Same you know and look no shame and loving ourselves as we they are but for this event I wanted airbrushed legs so look for like eight bucks. Yeah it was. It was Kinda fun purchase. I would definitely use it again. Was it something that you went to Ulta to get. Did you know you're going to get them or you just saw and you're like oh no sounds like a good idea. I went because I knew because a woman I worked with WHO used to work in television news once told me about it and she was like always used the Sally Hansen airbrush legs spray. I got the lotion and the spray. And they went with the lotion. Okay but I also went to Ulta to get press on nails. Yes your nails looked amazing because I wanted to try press on nails because there's been a lot of changes in the world of press on nails. Since we were children there have been there have been advances. PRESA nails are very good now. They stay on and so I bought myself some dashing diva diva press on nails. They looked amazing. Like I kind I kind of I was like oh I should have just done this because I didn't have time to get a manicure. Didn't even think about it exactly way. I could have bought you some. Although they were like they were like wiped out at the alte I went to which makes me think. Yes all the iheartradio podcast award award nominee westwards press on now CONAN there. I just think it's a thing people are doing now. Yes the like technology. The adhesive technology is it's much better than it was back when we were young INS. I was just noticing. You're not wearing them anymore. No I took them off. Because the following morning I had to participate in like a garden build older my children and how were they to remove pretty easy actually just yeah and so you know for me I have very short nails are very thin. Nails nails I've gotten very into powder dip but that kind of did a number on my nails the that broke and mail. Yes which listener recently asked just how that is it healed itself. Oh good good good grew out but anyway that was the other thing I did press on nails love that was like a new new beauty adventure. Really Fun Yeah. L. Shaved for the first time in like two months. Okay I put. I'd used wander beauties baggage claim. I'm asks before I did my makeup I should say I didn't do you make up during I hired Glam squad. We sure didn't really went for it. We did we should tell everyone I did not WanNa get Glam squad dory was like no. It wasn't going to bring it up and since you're bringing what let's just do our own hair and makeup in. You're very persistent. Well you know what it was. We recently had photos taken and I did my own hair and makeup and I thought I looked fine. I thought I looked good. And then we got the photos back and I was like I guess they did my makeup for like irl life and not not Hitler and not not like photographing life. Yeah and it's different. It's different and it was like you know what this thing is a red carpet. I've never walked red carpet before and our award is getting handed out on the red carpet which they informed us like four days ahead of time. And what if I'm going to be photographed by at least I wanNA feel like I look my best. We are also in the fashion and beauty cat and we were in fashioned beauty category. So I felt like if I showed up with like I don't know bad hair crappy. Makeup people will be like what so I said this in. Kate was sort of like. I don't think so. I don't think we need it. I don't think I'm going to do it and then you came around. I think you saw one of the other nominees getting prepped. Yeah and they looked amazing and I was like what am I thinking. Yeah and then thankfully. I'm glad we did because we got our pictures taken. Yeah we did. It has never happened to me in my life and you know I felt like we looked good. Someone we got our hair done and like actually did my hair and you have like a hairstyle like you were like. This is how I want. I want my hair to look. I know it was exciting. I had a whole theme yet. Had A cat I for the first time great. I felt comfortable and confident. You look MoD. That's what I was kind of going for laud goes into it I also want to say that I wore a spanks body suit which I don't mind body whereabout shape wear. I realize that's this may be controversial but actually Kinda like it. I wore the formerly pregnant. Persons version of shape wear which is huge maternity underwear. Where which sounds very comfortable? It's like super comfortable space and it goes up. Goes all the way up. Didn't you tell me that you would like thought about wearing some sort of like like bodysuit and then you're like fuck this well okay. So I wore address from a brand called Farm Rio which learned about on busy Phillips Instagram. Busy rocks that the farmer they make really beautiful dresses like amazing prints and they had a black Friday sale and so I bought a couple of dresses. The dresses are low. Cut and one of them has an open back so from Rio also sells these body suits that you can wear under the dresses interesting so I bought a couple bodysuits. 'CAUSE I was like I'm not really like a super low cut dress person but then when I was trying on the dress which is like it was like a Kaftan style dress very low cut uniform. Thank you I put on a third love BRA that I hadn't worn since before I got pregnant but it sort sort of fits again and it's a very pretty fuchsia Bra. That kind of went with my dress and it was like peeking out not I wasn't like fully exposed does but it was kind of peeking out and I was like you know what I look good. I'm GONNA wear this without the body. Suit it also had an open back so you could like see my brow which like I historically would never do but I was like who cares and then we were walking in. There was a real housewife walking in front of us. It was STOSKOPF from vendor pumper. I think it was actually I. I think it was Aaron. What's her face went and looked up starseed's outfit and confirmed Nazi? Okay Yeah I was because I I thought I see then I thought it was the other one. Okay now. You're saying it was I looked. I like old. STODGY podcast. She was wearing. I mean to be fair. She's wearing a jeweled exposed bra. It was cool though but she was wearing an exposed for. Yeah and and then I googled. Like broad jewelry. Yeah couldn't find one if anyone has the Intel on Bras I bet she just bought a bejeweled brought like I bet that she bought it is I bet she bought a Bra. That is meant to be exposed. I liked that I thought that was kind of a cool way to like sexy up. Your Bra Strap Straw. Yeah so she did look great So yes so. I wore that dress which was like totally outside my comfort zone but I felt great and I were shoes that I bought when my book came out so that was two and a half years ago. I've hardly worn since they're like these beautiful hot pink mules these like kind of I dunno flower looking things on them. I'm not describing them very well but I got to where those and I felt good and so that was really fun. I also felt really good. I rented address from rent the runway. Yeah and I wore shoes news that I have worn like once that I've always want excuse to wear and I also felt good and I was. I went a little out of my comfort zone getting my hair kind of done up. I've been doing my eye makeup differently and it felt really fun which I think is when we talk about like beauty and beauty culture and all all the stuff like the point of any of it for me I hope is to have fun. Yes like to express full which is one of your words your yeah and that was. I felt that the whole night like I felt like we were ourselves. And we're comfortable. I don't know about you but I felt confident totally I also felt like true to myself and my style. Yes I feel the exact same really cool and also reminded me that like I'm rarely in a position anymore where I have to get dressed up for anything and that sometimes it's really fun to get dressed up.
Q&A: How can I sell flash cards to pharmacy students?
"Hi Chris my name is Noor. I've been watching side hustles. Cool since late two thousand seventeen my side. Hustle is farm accused which is a set of flash cards that use the monarchs picture pictures to make it easier to memorize Generic drug names. I have them up on. Se for now just to test the waters. My question for you is how do I find market to a very specific and small audience. My products really only is perform seen pharmacy technician students. And it's a lot harder than I thought it would be defined interested people. Do you have any advice. Thank you so so much by all right thank you so much. I'm so glad you're out there. I actually think this is a really interesting project with with some real potential. I really like the targeted focus. In other words it reminds me of a story we did long ago. This was episode one thirty seven one three seven about a guy named Mike Bank think of it. He's actually one of our writers now but he wasn't at the time and in one of his other projects he created a course on learning anatomy for Pre Med students and it turned into a long-term passive of income source where for years he would earn anywhere between seven hundred thousand dollars a month without doing a lot. Now if I recall correctly that project also featured a lot of new monarchs pictures just like Norris Project now of course in her story. She's not finding initial success. So what we have here is an interesting in presumably helpful product in search of its market. So let's look at each of those things. First of all. I would get some feedback on the cards themselves. Like let's assume that nor has some background field. That was my sense from listening to the question or at least she knows some people in this field so I would make sure that this study aid really is helpful to them going. Get some real feedback from the pharmacy and Pharmacy Tech Students. You make any changes or tweaks wchs and once you feel confident in its value. Then you focus your time on finding where the target audience might look for study aids and on that topic. My sense is that she's not looking in the right place ace because where do pharmacy and pharmacy tech students hanging out online. Well I don't know for sure but I'm guessing it's not and nothing wrong with using Z or any other platform to test. The waters was just like she said. But if you really want to find these students I would imagine that there are two sources to places where students might be attracted to this particular resource the first first one is specific forums or resource sites four pharmacists or pharmacy students. Exactly what those are but in just about every field there is some sort forum some sort of message board. There's usually multiple ones they might be facebook groups or slack groups or independent forums. Up there has to be something out there. That's the first source. The second second one is just through general web browsing because again I don't think people go to SC and look for something like this. But I would imagine that somebody who's in pharmacy school might search on Google for pharmacy study eight or generic drug memorization guide. which is exactly what Nora selling? Now what comes up when you search for those terms. That's the kind of research I would do. It is possible to go and look at tools where you see how many people are searching for this particular search phrase and then of course you look at the results and see okay what are the other sites ranking for that. I think that's that's the path to go down and nor needs to be ranking for these terms in search engine results or at least let's say would help a lot if she did because over time it could bring her free targeted traffic. Bring your free traffic. That is exactly the kind of person that she's trying to reach and it would be much better for her website to be ranking rather than just an page or something else on another platform so so those are my suggestions. I let's make sure the product is solid as judged by the intended audience. And then look at getting away from other platforms into a more direct source of reaching this audience. It's
Sign in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in Pleasantville vandalized
"Another way S. Chester church has been the target of vandalism two weeks ago the attacks on Yorktown would to churches and I'm a Nora were vandalized now it's the same John's Episcopal Church in Pleasantville that's where the welcome sign flanked by a a rainbow gay pride flag and the church's own flag were cracked and broken the damage was discovered early yesterday reference merry Gregorius calls and in her words the abominable act of small minded in security state senator Pete hark issued a statement saying this isn't mindless mischief and calling on everyone to as he put it come together and determine what needs to be done to drive hate out from our communities
"nora" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Hey Sandy you know what I just have like this thing. They need to get off my chest before we get into the substance of what we're doing today. Okay I need the spam calls to stop. I need I need them to stop. I need to find out how much money whoever sold the entirety of the Rosser of Canadian phone numbers to whomever is making money off of this bullshit. I just I just want to know how much they made. Was it worth it I can't take it anymore. It's just driving me up the wall. Yes these spam calls our guests like kind of a big deal title. I've I've only received two which is interesting to me leave only receive to yes. Yeah like today I mean right no I mean ever and I was so surprised by ED can. I just couldn't believe it. Everyone's like yeah. We've been getting those for like a long time. Oh my God no I think I got over ten today so just please make it stop. Somebody find out who this is and make them stop. Okay thank you those good. I thought that was really important. I think The Nice thing about this podcasts. Were able to really talk about what's bothering us. You know is anything bothering you. No I just came back from Edmonton and I want to give a shoulder to everyone who talked about how much they love the podcast. It was actually a bit of a surprise. And I know that we got fans and Alberto but it was like there are a lot of really really big sandy nor fans and And I also have to say. I'm a bit surprised. Surprised by how many folks think that Sandy. You and I are sitting in a room together right now. We're not. We're not sitting in a room together. I can't can't see Nora at all but sometimes makes it difficult because it's way better when we're in the same room together. So how's this when we hit that one thousand on Patriots which were pretty close actually really surprised there we make we go to Edmonton. Do you think I love it I think that Edmonton I I think we can. I think we can swing that. And we promise at that level that we would do to live shows a year and Edmund Tins. Seems like it's got to be on our list so I have never been to Auburn Alberta. Oh you'll love it except for layovers at in Calgary Airport so I feel like you know it's about time yeah the thing that Edmonton or I found an Ms. I've got to admit I've only been calorie for layovers as well although I will be going to Calgary very soon The people are really great. And so it's a really lovely place to go and every time my go I have a good time all right well I look forward to that shutter to Edmonton. YEA and we're not talking about good times does Sara Lee on this show but I asked. Some people have good times with what we're about to talk about. I don't know who you're talking about but you know we thought like last week we we briefly considered talking about this and then we're like whatever no let's zoom pass this because there's no way people will still. We'll be talking about this in the week. But y'all just can't let it go so we're gonNA talk about John. Jerry I guess Yeah Yeah. Yeah Don Cherry in sports and and I assume Whiteness Um and people remembering Nora the social. TV's social see TV. Firing you terrible news. That was to me some folks wanting see TV to fire me which would be sweet because they'd have to pay me with severance. Maybe okay so talk to Baka hockey night in Canada. Coach's corner is no more which is really sad because I had never seen an episode and I was really looking forward. No it was probably never going to happen about uh-huh okay like we have to lay our cars on the table. You start to play lightly your cards on the table here my cards. I watched coach's corner every Saturday night for my entire childhood. I have never seen an entire game of Hockey I. I loved coach's corner so much that when we got to after forty minutes which was the second period break show I hated it. I couldn't stand watching after forty minutes and I don't remember loving Don. I'm Cheri at all like I've I've never ever found him to be. I don't know interesting or worth my time. There's always Ron MacLean that I loved it and you do you still love him. Do you still love him. No God no I mean. I haven't watched coach's corner in probably fifteen years. Maybe actually even more than that more than that but for me Saturday night was we are allowed to eat chips which I got all the rest chips and it had. That's an older shifts today so I mean I'm still living that tradition. We got to have pop and we watched We watched the leafs every Saturday night. And and that's that was my. That was my grown up. Okay well can you help me and maybe some of the other listeners out there who might be a little bit like me to understand what you know. I understand that this is like a cultural phenomenon but I don't understand why like why is this man who's obviously like like super angry a little weird very eccentric in the clothing and obviously racist like what's what is the love and like deep Amer amorous feelings for this guy what is going on I think that Don Cherry has become a caricature of of himself and caricature picture. I mean when I use caricature don't mean necessarily a joke although the guy's a joke for sure but he is a representation of a kind of nostalgia a kind of analyst that would just give it to you straight and matter if he was insulting. The a French hockey players didn't matter if he was insulting Russians. It didn't matter if you insult in the imigrants he's just being straight and real and all this kind of bullshit right and I think that most people that watch hockey I mean this might be generalization. So like if you listen to podcasts. Let let me know if I'm wrong but I think a lot of people that watch hockey actually. Don't don't like Don Cherry. That people often go to the bathroom during coach's corner right because coach's corner comes on after the first period. And if you're you're in a bar you talk to your friends like I think I think that adults don't necessarily love Don Cherry but he does represent a Canada that a lot lot of people on the right want to violently enforce and maintain and so his firing shows that we're a cultural moment where finally after years and years and years and years of similar kind of talk though. None of this is new. Cherry has always been a piece of shit rich motherfucking racist East but finally wrote a cultural moment where sports net is like at. Doesn't it's not making us money anymore. To Have Don Cherry on the air and so we need to fire him. And and that's the that's the sign I think for the for for a segment of the right wing of this country that maybe in popular culture. They're starting to lose. Is there grip. Sorry how Okay well this one man represents all of that to to folks. That's like one of the things that you might not know about Cherry and this is what makes it. So great is that he is on coach's corner because he was a coach right and he was famous. I didn't know that actually after this week but before he was famous for being like kind of a shitty coach he didn't last in the NHL for very long and he famously put too many men on the ice which is like a ridiculous era for coach debate. He's he's a joke from the beginning. So so you so he is just like this man who was rewarded for failing. Yeah he literally. encapsulates represents everything about Canada. That is bad okay. Great Yeah no this sounds Oh like the perfect the perfect kind of representation actually yeah Of what you just explained now I kind of understand okay. Cool interesting trajectory there okay. So Don Cherry Coach's corner some point last week. He says he makes some he decides besides that that was going to be the day that he was going to go Full upset Weird Racist GRANDPA on air at a quote unquote you people which was a clear pointing to Not just immigrants because as he said you know you come to our countries but but very specific imigrants because he said I see people who come to our countries so I think he's pointing at Immigrants that you can single out which means non white people will not wearing poppies and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah not respecting. What what are people have done to fight to make this country? He didn't fight to make this country a place. Where you can live in freedoms Blah Blah Blah? We've heard this story before. So he says this on the air don't know why he decided that that was the day to do it. But you know there was obviously outcry afterwards his co host. I don't know anything about him either. So maybe you could explain a little bit about him but he. He's sits sits there looking a little dumbfounded. Looks at him a little bit but says nothing about the whole thing and then obviously people are really frustrated. Because it's it's disrespectful. The narrative is absolutely incorrect and laughable in fact and of course it represents like a really heinous absolutely Racist construction of this place. And so there's outcry and he gets fired by sports net which you know is is the right move and should have been the right move given what I've seen this week long ago and given what you just said about him being shitty coach and maybe you should never have been hired in the first place and then now we're kind of dealing with the fallout of that including comments that remain remain on. SCTV's show the social by Jessica Allen who has experienced something very similar to what Nora experienced experienced at last year when she pointed out The Whiteness and the maleness of The how the Whiteness and the maleness of the victims of the humbled bus crash impacted the support that they got afterwards afterwards when compared to other tragedies that did not have the same types of victims. And here we we are it. It appears that Kennedy is divided on whether in fact it was the right move for sports sports not to do that And I imagine that you are experiencing some of what you experienced Not So long ago on social media. Yeah it's been another weekend of a lot of heat and threats messages of of whatever some people have mixed me up with Alan telling yeah as we said earlier that telling me I should be fire I see TV. I mean if the social ever put me on. Ob really weird and cool. But I mean I'm not on the social guys But this is such an important aspect of the construction of mainstream white light. Canadian identity and in this issue has everything wrapped together in it. And and I think that that's why this is so important In the culture wars in the fight over. What is mainstream candidate today over what we consider to be normal Canadian identity? Lisa what is normative and then anything. That's not normative is is uttered from that and it really is encapsulated in in the idea of the young white male hockey player and then of course there might be a young black male hockey player. WHO's like in even more exceptional example of a black Canadian or a young woman hockey player? WHO's like an even more exceptional example of a woman in this country but it's always in relationship to that that normative you've white male and a lot of folks have been like racist to say that Ah How how do you see hockey defining.
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"Hey Sandy Eh Nora. It's Monday night so weird for us to be recording on a Monday night but unfortunately there's a little brown outra right. I'm at and so we lost entire episode. But maybe I'll just have a conversation with Nora's audio file later and we'll recreate it if it still make sense it probably really won't but but there's a silver lining there is a silver lining and that silver lining is that we watch the debate tonight and so we get to record episode. That's all about the debate where we learned everything that all the parties are planning to do all their plans and there was like a really robust debate about all the different policies and issues. That are really facing people in this election. Yeah yeah the debate so this is going to be a debate episode but that was a joke. Yeah this is going to be a debate episode. But you don't I'll have to watch it actually. It's even perhaps better that you didn't because you didn't waste two hours of your life watching this debate but we did and we are going in to break it down for you. Talk about the big issues that they touched on and what they didn't touch on and before that I want to first of all show the folks that we met in Los Angeles this past week we got to go to podcast festival. We did the work. It podcast festival for women in podcasting thing and we met some pretty cool people so hello and we were not the only people who were canada-based there so hello and especially hello to the folks Matt Matt from north of the border. Yes and this past month a lot of folks been listening to the podcast. I have a feeling the election has to do with that. I hope that if you like Acre content you keep with it. You keep checking us out when there isn't necessarily an election going on and and share it with your friends. Maybe if you've got folks that have never really tuned into politics. 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I can't so bizarre Have a bunch of friends who really thought they were going to be able to go and can't because they waited to the last minute just goes to show friends kind of friends or you but in any case totally fine because is it is a live show which means there will be a recording that you can listen to you afterwards if you were not able to get tickets so we will well either see you on Saturday. Or you'll hear what she missed Come the following Tuesday yeah and one final housekeeping note before we get into this super stellar episode. We were segmented by PODCAST playlist. CBC BBC's Podcast playlist this past week and so you may hurt us on CBC radio on Saturday a podcast playlist plays again in the week. And so if you're listening to CBC radio and you happen here. Sandy Nora talk politics they They picked up one of our clips from our first election episode. Where we were talking about the cost of living and so hopefully? Oh you do a chance to check that out and if you want of course the episode in its entirety you can check that out at Sandy Nora Dot Com. Sandy Nora. What what was your? What was your favorite moment? No is that the best way to set this up. I don't know if that's the best way to set this up. Maybe it is. I have a favorite moment. I can talk about my favorite. My favorite moment of the debate was the moment where Jagmeet saying turn to Andrew. Inertia turn to a maxine Bernie. I mean what's the difference really turns to Maxime Bernier and says that you do not deserve to be on the stage. Did you should not have a platform. I do not believe that you should be here when maxine vernay tried to do the thing that all right wing jerks tried to do when you're like I don't think that there should be fascism or racism or white supremacy here and then the the the alright or white supremacist jackasses but free speech free speech. Don't you believe in free speech. So maxine bring eggos Doug me. Don't you believe in free speech like or do you only believe in free speech when people agree with you and Jack means like listen. I got no problem saying that. You should be here like you should not be here. Your your opinions are dangerous. Dangerous for Canadians. They're terrible. You don't deserve this platform and you know what the world didn't explode. Nobody died it was the perfect thing to say. It's the exact type of thing that people should always say To White Supremacists to try to pretend this is like an issue of free speech instead of an issue of dignity eighty and decency and issue of like you know I only know white supremacists getting platforms and so take it from this debate and from Jagmeet Singh response to to this type of Baiting from the heinous right buck that. What is the way that people should be responding to tripe like that? He should not have been on that stage. So you know no no and we actually should mention that for folks folks who might not be aware so. This was a debate that was organized by a new federal commission that was set up by Justin Trudeau. And the idea behind his commission. Maybe we have to take this episode of the Liberal Schemes Because Sandy. Sandy your scheme radar is going to go off the charts so they set up. This federal commission to organize the debates and the a federal commission was the one that picked five moderators which some people liked i. I had criticisms of but you know it wasn't fatal and all of the networks had to basically join in on this debate and not have other debates. This is the only English language debate. And it's governed by commissioner and an Advisory Board Sandy. Do know who the Commissioner is I do I do that. Commissioner is and his name is David the Johnston and do you know how much money he made. When he was the president of the University of Waterloo? I do because we had a full on argument about it this weekend in La. When I I forgot about this because we must have talked about it at some point in twenty eleven or twenty twelve when it was happening but I must have forgotton Martin? I thought it was impossible. Nora says to me you know. He may remember that guy. He was the one who made a million over a million dollars as president at the University of Waterloo House. Nora Nora Nora. I know he was making the move but it wasn't over a million dollars that's nuts. Don't make no sense. And we argued over it and argue over it and then we went and we looked the archives of the Sunshine List and indeed. This motherfucker made over a million dollars as president of the University of Waterloo uh-huh. I'm I must have forgot about it because it just made my brain explode so much but it's just unfunny real before he was appointed Governor General. Of course yeah. Of course and while we're doing this research you also discover that he's still drawing a salary from the Waterloo. He is still drying a a salary from the University of Waterloo. What the fuck is going on? Yeah please explain. He's only you had a strong students. Union oh ooh that's true that's very true and so when you watch your tuition fees going up. No that people like David. Johnson are making tons of money off of your fees. And if you've ever wondered what university president actually does the the honest to God answer is literally fucking nothing that almost everyone who works in the university environment works harder than the president of the university for for like the like a Fart of the amount of money that that fucking guy made. So he's the amount but what. Okay so go ahead. So He's is the commissioner. There's also members of this group and I don't WanNA spend too much because it's such a fucking side of detail but it's actually really important. They're the ones to determining who actually gets gets to put on these debates and so on this board is fucking Craig. He'll burger what I didn't know that what. Yeah I I knew I knew you would notice. I'm so happy that you're going to get to react to this mealtime Rykiel yes the Executive Director of APN not an is the only person on this group that comes from media which is pretty interesting and we are considering that this is all about like the media that they yeah what okay and a Ptyon was shut out in having a moderator when the consortium decided who actually be able to moderate this debate and rather than offering a PTA a spot to host right one of the five Segments Day offered eap Tian to have a journalist. Hold a fucking microphone while someone asked a question no creative content no comment on on the air. Wow let's continue yes also on. This board is Megan. Megan Leslie who is a member of parliament for Halifax for the MVP. I'm pretty disappointed to see that. She has not resigned over some of the decisions that they made namely to fucking platform maxine game and the final person I want to highlight. Is John Manley. Some people might remember John Manley as being a member of the cabinet of like cut San Martin Martin at at the end of their their their terms but he is the head of the lobby Organisation for the Chief Executive Officer Organization of Canada. That my friends is why. Maximum Bernie got a fucking spot in the debates because there are three criteria that the commission set forward and and Bernie did not meet two of them God and yet he got his spot. This is damn mess. This is a mess so and he was a mess. It's a he was a mess. Yes that's the background of this. This debate so so what did how did bring you perform before we get to that. We even talked about what your favorite moment was. What was was your favorite moment? Oh Yeah my favorite moment was I had to out I I when no one asked bring it question because there's an open spot the leaders to all ask each other God if anybody had it would have been like automatic cancel. Come on totally totally. I think we actually tweeted his same meantime because I saw your and my second which is just goofy trio. Couldn't stop calling Jagmeet sheer so weird times to fully off the game. Aim tonight like I mean. He doesn't really avid game. He's generally I've never been impressed by Juno but I was like you know I felt like he was A special an impressive tonight but in any case let's talk let's go back and talk about bringing a burnt burnt burnt burnt Jane. We knew exactly what he was doing. Actually he knew that in getting this opportunity he may not You know like this was his his opportunity to say as much as possible whether he was supposed to be speaking. We're not about all of his shoes and to put his issues. WHO's in a way that seemed as least threatening as possible to people? He was trying to you know. Rationalize Shnell is some of his really racist anti immigrant then a phobic messaging with messaging. That was like you know we're Canadians. We're proud ought to be Canadians. And I'm just saying that you know I'm not I'm not trying to be racist or whatever I'm just I'm just being honest about you know. We need to be proud to be Canadian. Median and Blah Blah Blah like. He was trying to couch his really racist xenophobic rhetoric. In this idea of patriotism and and the idea that it's okay to be proud to be Canadian and why why aren't we allow to be proud but also he just did everything that he could to you interrupt as people as possible so that he could get as much of a platform as possible which is of course what he's going to do he isn't allowed in a lot of other spaces to speak because he's a ridiculous candidate and so he was going to use as much airtime as possible In this debate to further some of his really dangerous idea. Yeah and he he did so. He played at so cleverly that he was right up the gate dominating like anybody that likes one hundred eighty one that likes Bernie got a fucking boner watching this guy's performance since sorry for the fucking visual no and the moderators quite. Frankly were not promoted for it. They allowed him in the first half hour or so maybe even more he got so much airtime I would I would like I hope that somebody out there does like some sort of analysis on his airtime Justin Trudeau be because I would not be surprised if he got like Double Justin Trudeau's airtime tidily because because he just he just..
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"Like as someone with windows and I know my windows are one hundred years old and you know I've I've just got our house off of oil because we were able to switch till at Trinity and all this kind of stuff and I'm like retrofitting my home. What the fuck like I have to go in and renovate like I got a list of renovations? We have two already too just like live here like you know and so and of course. That doesn't talk to renters out. All that only talks to homeowners. And so these these are these are like the pocket book solutions there. The environmental fucking light bulbs that don't work very well. There's the single use plastic bands. That would be great. except I mean I think I heard Justin Trudeau announce it. They had banned single use. Plastic and I was literally eating with a single use plastic fork. I'm like yeah you sure did breaking the law right now but it when we start to think more broadly about about connecting the environment to every single platform policy. That's when you start to actually point at the real problem and the real problem is capitalism awesome and none of the parties are are equipped to talk about that in a serious way and not just a capitalism but white supremacy. Because here's the thing also about Some of the stuff that I was just talking about in terms of a climate Jeez By and large those folks are GonNa be Indigenous Black and Brown folks and I you know like I certainly don't trust the Liberal Party to do anything more than Whereas like a costume as I said last week But I I need these These politicians to if they're GONNA be really talking about this stuff to understand that they also need to be talking about how the climate affects us all in different ways and particularly affect certain communities worse than others because white supremacy like these are things that That all need to be understood and tackled by any party. Who's seriously considering how they're going to to to stop the climate crisis white supremacy is the tie that like weaves everything together and it's it's interesting to think about which policies that you and I would call racists that have come out in this election and how they don't necessarily have a direct in a Tied to the environment. Let's say I'm thinking of a couple of policies in my mind right now and you can say that those environmental policies but any policy that dehumanizes and denigrates racialist people is going to have an impact when we start talking about the movement of a global movement of refugees opening our borders ars or arms or our homes to people who are in need. And you need to come to Canada. They're all connected. And when we have any policies that call into the humanity of the that call into question the humanity of black and Brown and indigenous people that's a narrative that stretches across policies. And so there's like a direct act impact on how people white people especially see up people who are in need from around the world who are not white and then that feeds into an anti the immigrant sentiment and it feeds feeds into rising xenophobia. I mean it like it's kind of Nice to look at the world through all of these systems because it's like they're all they all work together other like you can really make these conclusions. Quite simply and the job of the politician is too high of all of this stuff off to make nothing makes sense in in the last like ten minutes of this show. I do want to talk about maybe one of those issues or one of those those threads of policy that we kinda dropped like a hint about last week when when Justin Trudeau Longside Trustee Bill Blair announced at their their election platform on guns which If I can just say it's just so very bizarre. We are in the way that they talked about it. They were like. I don't know if you saw the the press materials that they created but it was like it said Thoughts and prayers are enough like it was really why like it felt like A. Yeah Oh yeah. It was like a response to American movements around gun control control from the Liberal Party like it was. It was very weird. Yeah very very strange. I don't I didn't see anyone one address that in the media at all and I was like so disappointing about also last week was like a quagmire of Shit to respond to you. So you know who knows. But that's that's how they responded to it but each of the parties seem to want to focus in some way on gang violence or violence and a criminality They've all come out with some sort of platform on these things and the way that these things are talked about are of course related related to the way that these parties envision people of Color and black people because that is who they think that they are talking about in he's in these discussions and it's very clear and so I just you know when addressing rushing gang violence if your answer to like the the Liberal Party's answer to like addressing Quote it unquote. Gang violence is to criminalise. More guns gun should be in cities I get that sure But the their answer isn't going to do anything about the root causes. It's just gonNA arrest more people and I don't I don't really like what are you doing about. The root causes because people have been being arrested for this type of thing for some time now. The problem hasn't shifted because that approach doesn't work if poverty is the the root cause if substandard access to education inability to access. Employment is one. The problems like more criminalization isn't going to assist. The problem. Just makes it worse. Is it taking a look at how the parties discuss. How how they're gonNA deal with crime is really telling about how how the party's view people in these communities who are affected hit by these violence? Yeah so the Conservatives have A whole policy under there A Safer Canada kind of thing That it's got three three pillars and the pillars are not surprised people One is like cracking down on gangs the second and his gun laws that target criminals and then number three in no hint of irony. I guess is equipping. Police gun laws at target criminals and equipment police. What if the police are the problem? Okay and so So they've got this this website and it's funny because it's like weirdly Plato and the bullet points don't make any sense And they're they're very clearly whipping up a of a feeling of fear from among White Canadians like they're they're talking about revoking parole. They're talking about tougher sentences in the in the Conservative Party of of of tough on crime rate they got rid of the mandatory mandatory minimums Or three they introduced mandatory minimums and they got rid of the consecutive life. Sentences that you can hold so people can be in jail until they're dead and they want to create new sentences for violent gang crime. Like as if as if like you can just be in jail for fucking two hundred or three hundred or four one hundred years what what really gets me in. This is that it's like there is a crisis in in cities where affordability and poverty are our or lake at the highest levels. They've been for a long time and people are super desperate. There is absolutely a crisis. And what this addresses is not that crisis races this addresses this just continues to put more people into jail criminalizes black youth it makes white conservative. Voters think that that's the real problem and ignores the fact as you say that there's re- causes but what I find the most fascinating is that Steven Harper's tough on crime policies where he introduced the ability to be in jail for back. Tabatha set length life sentences because up until then you can only be in jail for a murder first degree murder up until twenty five years. Stephen Harper let you be in jail for as many years as a judge wants to give you and And then create a mandatory minimums which puts a lot of pressure on judges to just jail people rather than to find alternatives to jailing them. And wh and what has what has Justin Trudeau done about. These really barbaric changes to the criminal code. Oh well he ruled the mall. No that's not right heated. Fuck all I think though. Additional houses official fugger balls. He was fuck all ed so it is rich to me that that the the liberals are going to have any policy that targets gun on violence. That's going to work especially now bill fucking Blair In a in the driver's seat and the Conservatives are simply pushing further for more criminalization in the same path that they had started under Stephen Harper. It's really fascinating how this is just like a continuous trend towards increasing criminalization in a fucking country where homicide rates have dropped significantly over thirty or forty years and where who is more likely cleaned. Kill somebody if you're a woman it's someone who you are related to or who you have been married to her with or or used to be with and for man. The most likely person is going to kill you is not criminal activity. It's fucking random. Actually it's a stranger stranger danger actually dangerous for men and I don't think that's a whole other thing we could talk about. That's pretty interesting. Yeah and you know part of the the thing that made me like so cringe at the liberal a I promise and announcement is because I am sure that what they were doing was they were thinking. Okay Black Canadians are probably really upset with us. Can and we announced something that will directly affect The way that The the difficulties that Black Canadians are experiencing in their communities and they probably job. We thought like this. This is it. This is the way to go forward And it's such a a gross way to think about A community the of people because they they're again not interested in dealing with any of the root causes of these things that people are experiencing experiencing in their communities. And then the other thing that I want to say about the the conservative plan is and you really should go check out this website it is. It's very funny. I who they need to fire. Whoever is working on their web design because all the bullet points are the number one? The number one is the bullet except for the liar. Exactly the laws words just a bullet like it's like a list but all the items are I in the last like there's there's a bunch of things that they talk about that. Make it very clear to me. I don't know if you're reading through the lines on this one Nora Aura. That they are interested in privatizing prisons. They're they're talking about making prison time more meaningful at the same time time. This is like literally. That's one of the bullet points is making prison time or more more meaningful At the same time that they're talking about getting rid of parole about As they're talking about tougher sentences and they also talk about in their in their platform and audit of the money that the government is spending going on prisons and making sure that they're spending their money correctly that to me is the setup for a government policy the that allows for private institutions to come in and run prison systems..