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The Charlie Kirk Show
China's "Century of Western Humiliation" With Jack Posobiec
"You and I have both been warning, hey, there's going to be a new superpower alliance happening and the American regime is cheerleading for it and is actually helping it happen. Chilling last couple of days in Moscow as Xi Jinping Winnie the pooh goes to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin and they say, quote, there are changes that have not happened in a hundred years that are happening when we meet take care of yourself dear friend. Play cut 73 and then Jack, I want you to make sense of this for me. What does this mean? I'm not even sure, play cut 73. Now there are changes that haven't happened in 100 years. When we are together, we drive these changes. I agree. Take care of yourself to your friend. Please. Jack, what does this mean? So to understand China, you have to understand that the way they teach history, they refer to something as the hundred years of humiliation of the century of humiliation. So the century humiliation goes from the opium war of about 1859 all the way up to 1949, which is of course the founding of the People's Republic of China. So they could refer to that as the century of humiliation, meaning humiliation by what, humiliation at the hands of the west. So the flip side of that for him to say, this is a change we haven't seen in a hundred years. What he's actually referring to is their new plan for 2049. That's their target date on forward where it's the century of western humiliation that he wants the west to be brought down low. And what does the United States done throughout all of this? They've driven Russia. The biggest wildcard in all of this, Russia, which had been trying to extend economic ties to Europe. Of course, we've now see where those economic ties are. They've been blown up. Most likely by the Biden administration and their allies at the bottom of the Baltic Sea and driven Russia in to the arms of China. This is the most historic meeting that we've seen in terms of the global geopolitical balance of power since Nixon going to China,
Fresh update on "opium" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"Trial. They convicted him of obstruction, conspiracy and perjury and they put him in prison. So Mark Meadows, I believe, has been held accountable for his crimes, is flipped, is cooperating and ultimately he will still see the inside of a prison. Oh, this is a yay. One last one real quick. We're long as usual. Someone tweeted up to 34 House Republicans texted with Meadows about overthrowing the 2020 election. They wanted to keep up the fight, make sure Trump stayed in the White House. Considering Meadows pled out and flipped, there are 34 nervous traitors today. We keep asking that. One of the congressional shoes is going to drop here, particularly the ones trying to, you know, falsely accuse Biden of something to distract. Right. Yeah. If I, if I can quote and paraphrase Al Pacino from scent of a woman, Jack Smith, I we think are going to see potentially in Congress held accountable for what they did. At least that is my fervent hope. Yeah. By the way, speaking of hope for all of all of you that called us, you know, hope mongers are opium. Blow it out your ass today. He hasn't been convicted. Imagine how lit sexy liberal L .A. the indictment tour is going to be October Glenn Kirchner on panel. Glenn, thanks so much. What a great day. What a great day for America. All right. Love you. Thanks, Thanks. Glenn. Fifty minutes after that. See you guys. Fifty minutes after the hour. This portion of the show If I could turn back time. That's what Dr. Marty's Nature's Blend does for your dog. Oh, yeah, it does. It makes them puppies again. I hear zoomies every day now. I hear cartoon snoring down there. Yes. Dr. has Marty developed Nature's Blend. Your dog needs a diet full of real cuts of meat similar to what they would eat in the wild. My dog's go bonkers for the for Nature's Blend. I'm telling you, I've seen it with my dog as they would not touch a one piece of the old kibble once I started mixing in Dr. Marty's. Sean Comiskey's dog half day. Yeah, she's just saying I am. I am evangelizing one dog at a time until every doggy in America is the happiest, healthiest dog in the world. Thanks to Dr. Marty's. Give your dog a going food they're to love and support their youthful energy, healthy skin, easy digestion, happy full life. For a limited time, claim 54 percent off Nature's Blend and receive a free pack of premium dog treats. Go to drmartypets .com slash miller or text miller to 511 511. Study available upon request. Message and data rates may apply. The 21st century is a very dangerous century. It's the Stephanie Butte. Thanks Angie has made it easier than ever to connect with skilled professionals to get all your home projects done well. If you want a home, you know how much work it can take, whether it's everyday maintenance and repairs or making dream projects a reality. It can be hard just to know where to start. Right. now But all you need to do is Angie that and find a skilled local pro who can deliver the quality and expertise you need. Angie has over 20 years of home service experience and they've combined it with new tools to simplify whole the process. Just bring them your project online or with the Angie app. Answer a few questions and you can call the rest from start to finish or help you compare quotes from multiple pros and connect instantly, which means you take can care of just about any home project in just a few taps. Because when it comes to getting the most out of your home, you can do this when you just Angie that.
The Trish Regan Show
Brandon Judd and Trish Unpack China's Fentanyl Coming to the U.S.
"Ask you about something else, because you mentioned fentanyl. And according to the DEA, the largest source of fentanyl in the United States right now, and all over the world, by the way, is coming from China branded. So it's coming from China. It's going to Mexico and then it's seeping up through our porous borders, very interesting, because by the way, this happened in the 1880s, 60, 70s, 80s back in China. That's why we had the opium wars one and two, but back then, it was the British and some Americans that were smuggling all of these drugs into China's very porous southern border, and even though it was illegal. A lot of people made a lot of money off of it. Is this some kind of payback? I mean, it's a really strange twist in history. It is, and it's really interesting that you bring that up. I mean, all it is is we're seeing the reverse of what was done to them. We're seeing them flood our country with dangerous narcotics that are killing so many of our citizens. And it's all going into Mexico. And that's really one of the most dangerous aspects of this. If the Chinese get involved in the criminal cartels that exist in Mexico, if these become true transnational criminal organizations that are controlled by China, then we're going to have an even bigger problem because once China has their meat hooks into anything, it becomes a lot more dangerous. And when you look at all the precursors that are coming into Mexico and then the fentanyl being manufactured in Mexico and coming into the United States, now we're adding China into the mix and that's very, very dangerous. This is
Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
Fresh update on "opium" discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
"It is the opium of the people, that's the famous expression there. Yeah, and I was pleased, again, you know, I'm learning so much, obviously I knew Marx's famous statement about religion has been the opium or the opiate of the people, but I've never seen it in the context of the broader quote there, which is very, again, very useful and puts it in context. And I think, though, we need to keep in mind that quote you read on page 23, where de Lubach is Misunderstandings, distortions, mutilations, infidelities, blinding pride and impatience just came about, meaning this seeing the Church as the enemy of human freedom, this seeing the Church as a tyrannical authority. And so now you've got Luther and the price of reformation and Marx thinking himself as a kind of brother in arms of Luther. Well, we can't ever forget that there are plenty of bad actors giving these people plenty of reason to hate them. And not on a spiritual level, but on the human level of action where so much man's inhumanity to man was, in fact, on display on the part of Church authorities and civil authorities in bed with Church authorities. And so what it's going to take to prove again that Christ is the one who sets you free, not your enemy, not your enemy. You look at history, I've just written a book, Ignatius Press, Office of the History of Christendom, that most wickedness is actually secular wickedness. They might be doing it with the blessing of the Church. It's normally pure, old -fashioned pride and ambition, both within the Church, but mostly without the Church, outside of the Church. So the Franks become Christians, but still behave exactly the same barbaric way they did before they became Christians. Is it fair to blame the Church for basically secularism that may be wearing a cross? Well, unfortunately, the Church, and I don't mean the Church, I mean various Church men allowing themselves to be used. Cardinal Richelieu is just one out of many examples of, he is a Cardinal of the Church, he is working for the French Crown, and he's perfectly willing to use Catholic Swedes to slaughter Austrian Catholics, I mean Protestant Swedes to slaughter Austrian Catholics. Okay, so that's just one small example of, I'm not trying to justify. It's also sore thumb because it is an exception. Richelieu, Cardinal Wolsey, these very, very worldly, I mean, certainly they were their... I don't know. How many bishops were there in 1535 that stayed with the Church? One. Well, yeah, there's plenty of others that did it. There's been active wickedness and cowardice. Yes, but I'm only saying that we, I'm not trying to justify Luther, I'm not trying to justify Marx. I'm only saying that unfortunately, there's plenty of fodder for the fire being handed over to our enemies by our own acting badly. I always say that the two enemies of the Church are Caesar and Judas, so there's plenty of enemies within the Church, and of course, the Judas is more damaging because he's the one that creates scandal. I don't want to interject here, somewhat relevant. One of the things I like about the Lubach is he gives their due to Feuerbach and Marx and these people. He quotes them, he doesn't quote them out of context, and he shows their genius and their greatness and their ability so that it's not as if he's fighting a straw man here. What makes this exciting is you're saying, well, gosh, what's he going to say? How's he going to respond to this? Because it's pretty powerful what they're saying. Absolutely, and he does give them their voice. He's a very fair interlocutor. Page 40, again, it's a very telling quote from Marx on page 40, about 10 lines down.
The Trish Regan Show
Are We Edging Toward a New Drug War?
"Had a piece this week. And this is what sparked my interest because they said, could we actually start to see real wars around these drugs? And they were referencing the drugs coming in from Mexico. And whether or not we talk about the war on drugs, whether it might actually lead to a real war, which brought me to that whole opium crisis back in the 18 60s, the two opium wars, in some ways, it's like this weird progression of history where we're kind of back where we started, but now the U.S. is on the receiving end of getting all this bad stuff into the country, which the Chinese, according to the DEA, have a hand in by supplying Mexico with these poisonous drugs with these drugs that are killing so many Americans. And so like the Qing dynasty in Beijing in the 1800s, Washington can't stop it. I should at least point out that at least the Shang dynasty actually tried to. I'm not convinced the Biden administration really has any interest this week we're getting a little bit more lip service out of both sides. They seem to be suggesting that it is a problem that they can work on together. I don't buy it. You know the vice president of the United States assigned to manage our border crisis, won't even actually really go there. Because reality has been so distorted, distorted by a leftist. Party that's so power hungry, that they have changed the story to somehow say that it's inhumane. To enforce your border.
"opium" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"So there's this period at the end of the 1970s where there's a bunch of overdose deaths in Orange County, California. And the authorities are stumped because the victims, they look like heroin junkies, like they got track marks. They're all disheveled and kind of dropped out of society. But the toxicology reports show zero heroin in their system and no metabolites or anything like that. No. So it was bizarre. Soon, half a dozen more people in the county die under similar circumstances. Then that number's doubled again. Around the same time, police start discovering this new drug on the street called China white. Do you remember China white? Dealers of China white touted their product as the finest heroin available. Pale in cala originating in the mysterious east and Southeast Asia. And people have said to get a China white connection back then in the late 70s, was like a fantasy for opioid addicts. Everyone wanted this China white. But it had no heroin in it at all. It was just, it wasn't pure heroin from Asia. It was alpha methyl fentanyl. Which is fentanyl, slightly adjusted. So that's the net fentanyl analog. The chemical had been synthesized by Janssen pharmaceutical. But they never developed it into a medical product. They created it, never on the market, never went anywhere, so no one knows how China white got out essentially. How it was leaked from the company. It just made it onto the street. Now, one idea is that the recipe had been stolen from some scientific literature that was published by the scientists and they unknowingly put too much detail about the compound. And then rogue chemists kind of cooked it up. But no China white lab was ever seized, no one was ever arrested, and there's all this speculation that's appeared over the years about who was behind it..
"opium" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"Prince. No. Yeah, prince took one of these, which one was it? He took Vicodin. Yeah. He took a bunch of Vicodin. It wasn't Vicodin. It was fentanyl. But because there's just so much of it on the market, someone might say, I've got a guy who can get some Vicodin. Like, if you don't have a prescription, I've got a guy. I've got a guy who can get OxyContin. It's not actually confident. It's fentanyl. That prince would have at least on a Michael Jackson and gotten a dodgy doctor to get the proper drug. I don't know. He did have a dodgy doctor. Obviously got the wrong drugs. Some very dodgy doctor. So they found about a hundred of these white pills on his property, that would yeah, just Viking and pills, but when they examine an examine them back in 2016. It was all fentanyl. And that's a really good example, though, I've just how this epidemic is, it's so pervasive and to all aspects of society. I know at the moment, like you're seeing a lot with the opioid epidemic in media of people like crashed out in their cars or on the streets, but it's getting in everywhere. It's not just down and outers. Aaron rappers are dying. Just rappers. Rappers, did you know Lil Peep? From taking fentanyl? I'm not familiar with it. Did you know Tom Petty and Mac Miller? They don't even know they know. My boy, Mac Miller. Dead. Such a young talent. Well, it's a little squeezy. Not familiar either. But still, it's sad. Because obviously no one's taking these drugs with the intention of killing themselves. Now there actually is a thing with rappers dying from fentanyl, by the way. It's silver lining. That's terrible. Aaron's laughing at all the bad jokes. The really bad ones..
"opium" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"It's called the foreign narcotics kingpin designation act. Now if I ever want to go down for some kind of drug deal, that's what you should go down. That's the act I want to be charged on the place. Is the king being act. I don't want any less a charge. Give me the kingpin act. They blocked all his U.S. financial assets. But that's basically all that could do. The Chinese refused to turn him over, obviously. He was detained by the police in China for an hour and then let go. And they said, look, there's no evidence he broke any Chinese law. Sorry. Yeah. You're not getting him. Chinese officials responded by saying that America needs to control their drug problem. The Chinese said it was an issue of consumption. Not of supply. So cheeky bosses. So this is where we start to look at the bigger picture because west off says the Pablo Escobar's of today. They're coming out of China. He says they don't have to worry about being imprisoned by their government. They can often operate free and in the clear within the boundaries of their country's own laws. And whenever a deadly new drug is made illegal in China, which they do all the time. The manufacturers simply tweak its chemical structure and instantly start producing a new drug that is still legal. So as we said at the start of the show, it's not just the opioids Ben actually explains how he came across the story. He was the music editor for LA weekly. He started covering electronic dance music. Because it just got so popular, like 2010 onwards. It was popular in Europe and Australia and other parts of the world in the 2000s. And in America too, but it died off and then it just came back like crazy. The music industry was dying because of MP3s, right? Yeah. But only electronic dance music was making money. It was absolutely kicking off. Those venues selling out everywhere, those every music festival was packed and packed and packed. So he did this story on how dance music was just insanely successful. Is that because everyone was high when they were listening to it? Well, that's the thing. He started to look into it. And he realized that all these people were dying that these festivals. And he used to go to parties, like we all did in the 90s and had his fun. And he was like, it was nothing like back then. Now, when he looked into all these deaths at music festivals, he discovered that the press and law enforcement had always blamed Molly,.
"opium" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"Meanwhile, it's such a great introduction, because all these stories going on. The same time in 2014 in Portland, Oregon. There's this woman named Channing Lacey. And she's a 27 year old mother of two. She's a dominatrix. She likes to slip into her leathers and then whack people for money. She will beat them with whips, step on them with her high heels. She'll apply a clothes spins all over their bodies and then rip them off with her rope. Men will pay up to a $150 to $200 an hour for this enjoyment. I don't understand. I don't get it. I don't get it. This work was an escape from the rest of her life, which was being increasingly consumed by fentanyl. She was not only hooked on it, but was assisting in one of the country's biggest illicit fentanyl operations. So there's a bit of background on her story. She moved to Portland in 2005, and slowly it's Portland so she got into drug abuse, meth and heroin. She got clean, had another son, but then went back to heroin in the early 2010s. And she came across this intriguing young man in a drug house called Brandon Hubbard, he was ten years older than her, but they became like Kindred spirits. They became really good friends. He was also into BDSM, apparently. He was a star wrestler in high school, spent some time in the navy, but he's life changed when he crossed his bicycle in 2005. He had this bag accident. A lot of these stories start like this, don't they? You know where this goes. He gets addicted to OxyContin..
"opium" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"And even though henke had also been smoking heroin for some time. Fentanyl raised the stakes, he was in this rough patch in his life. He had just split with his girlfriend and he saw that she was seeing someone else. So he's in this really rough patch. And he had a job at a local car dealership, but he's drug habit with his friend. It was just really dragging them down. It really, really dragging them down. And again, this was their idea. Let's go on this trip. Let's get it out of our system. And they had some other substance that helps with the withdrawals. I didn't know what it was, but there's something you can take that kind of stuff, something knocking. And basically, they ended up just drinking and playing video games and trying to get through it together they had each other. Well, the thing about if this is heroin that they were using, you know, I said before that essentially I experienced nothing. What I meant by that is that when you first take your head at heroin, it's incredible. Like I've heard stories of people I haven't personally taken it, but I've heard stories of people saying it's like sunshine and warmth like radiating it starts like in your solar plexus and it kind of radiates out through your body and you can feel it moving through your body like it's an actual substance. Like it's crazy. But the problem is, is that your body adapts to it. You just have to keep on taking it, but it gets to the point where you no longer get high. And so this is when you see you're only taking the drug to offset the withdrawal symptoms. Let's talk about fentanyl for a moment. And just how bad it is. So the CDC says it's now the deadliest drug in America. It's worse than crack in the 80s. It's worse than meth in the first decade of the 2000s. We're saying something. Then heroin and prescription pills in the 2010s. What's an OxyContin? And because of its incredible potency, fentanyl is extremely difficult to dose properly. It can be lethal at only two milligrams. So that's barely visible amount to the eye. You can barely see that. It's almost like a grain of it, isn't it? Like one or two grains. And traffic is cut this fentanyl into other drugs to give it more kick to give the other drugs more kick. But most users don't know this. So many fentanyl victims think they're taking heroin cocaine meth or even a prescription pill,.
"opium" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"And battling a modern day poltergeist. I'm Benjamin grandi joining me as Aaron Wright. So who are the new Pablo Escobar's? They're all from China. Right. And they're all incredibly rich and there's nothing to stop them. Living off people's misery ideas. There's nothing to stop them. I grabbed a book that's been out since 2019. It's called fentanyl incal rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic by Ben west off. It just got to reissue a couple of days ago. So this is the non version two. What do you call it? It's the second edition. Yeah. I'm astonished by this book. Ben spent four years researching this. This is a four year project. He interviewed over a 160 people, he infiltrated several drug networks around the world, including one's in China. And it's astonishing work. Is this all focusing on the synthetic opioid crisis? Is that the kind of drugs that we're looking at? Well, it's fentanyl is the main focus, but he does go into the, what's the analogs of marijuana? His analogs of cocaine. And you're a chemist. What does an analog mean? Essentially, you've got a molecule for any type of substance..
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WSJ Tech News Briefing
China Is Limiting Kids Playing Video Games to 3 Hours a Week
"On wednesday. New rules took effect in china that severely restrict the amount of time. Young people can play video games online. Between friday and sunday gamers under eighteen years old will only be allowed to play between eight pm and nine pm the rest of the week. They won't be allowed to play at all. The regulation will also require all users to register using their real names and government issued. Id's it's of beijing's larger efforts to crack down on the growing power of tech firms and insert itself into the private lives of chinese citizens joining us to discuss how these new rules are being received. And what it means for. Gamers and gaming companies alike is the wall street. Journal's deputy china bureau chief josh chen hi josh. How are you so josh. This is the first time. China has restricted gaming for minors in two thousand nineteen limited playtime to ninety minutes on weekdays and it also limited. How much money they could spend on video games. So we're these new. Even more restrictive rules. A surprise was in wasn't a surprise last month. State media outlet published a commentary described video games as quote unquote opium of the mind and that triggered a pretty major sell off shares of gaming companies ten cent which is china's biggest gaming company. I think fell somewhere around. Eleven percent in prior to that china's leader xi jinping has taken aim at video games as a danger to the development of chinese youth. So we've suspected for a while it's something might becoming but what was surprising was just how strict and specific these restrictions were three hours is pretty miserly. Yeah these new restrictive rules. How is china planning on enforcing them in. That's a really good question. They haven't been specific about it and the way that things often work in china's at the communist party will come up with rules and then sort of leave it up to the internet companies themselves to figure out how to enforce
The Drug Science Podcast
"opium" Discussed on The Drug Science Podcast
"I'll tell you probably you probably don't have it. But the the father. Christmas stir rudolph the red-nosed reindeer is nine because reindeer love the red nose of the mushroom reindeer see anita mushrooms. They eat the mushroom and other ranges. No that's a good thing. Because other ranges waits till they the adds the contents of the mushroom which is the muskie mo and they drink they drink the urine of other of the rain because putting muskie mo- through a living creature gets to the authentic acid what comes out of the muskie mozota ranges knew that so the red-nosed reindeer basic here a sort of parody or a metaphor for the mushroom but so sounds close and santa claus. Looks like a mushroom. I read next. He's he's the white and the story. The reason santa close to come. Baron chimneys is because in his very northern as you know the very northern latitudes people often get snowed in. They'd often the snowdrifts would often. Complete almost can be submerged at europe's and their offense and people couldn't dig themselves out so others that had access to the mushrooms would would find them. See the smoke coming out so they knew that he was living down there and they drop the mushrooms down the smoke hole so that the people could sustain themselves in their in their code environmental in their tents submerged in the snow by the mushrooms. So that's why santa claus comes under chimney. So yeah i'm very interested. Think it might have health and wellbeing promoting property haven't he inflammatory properties that we're gonna find out in the next few years when we get enough of the active ingredients to be tested so far this race..
The Drug Science Podcast
"opium" Discussed on The Drug Science Podcast
"That's two ships into the two guys will so not very practical that way but when i was writing about second dogs for how to change your mind i would ask people who were in the psychedelic community. What was their favourite psychedelic and burst surprised to hear many of them. Most of them say especially the old timers masculine by far the kingdom materials. My favorite that it. Was you know lucid and generous. Because fourteen hours could be less depending on your point of view. Although i didn't feel that way i mean i was. I was done with meulen before mess. Lomas done with me. When i try to so i thought it would be interesting to look at the other reason i wanted to look at. It was in the first book on psychedelics. I really stuck very close to the scientific enterprise. And i did that for a couple reasons. One was because science is the most authoritative discourse in our in our culture. And if you wanna get people to take something seriously you have to. You have to look at it through the lens of science. But that's not the only lens to look at psychedelics. There's a cultural ends to and an historical ends. And i wanted to look at the kind of indigenous use of psychedelics. You know in the west. They're very new They really don't come to scientific attention till the fifties and sixties and it was a little bit around the turn of the last century with mescaline but they kind of burst upon the west in the fifties and sixties and they come without an instruction manual. They're very strange compounds. People really don't know what to make of them and they go through this whole elaborate sloppy reckless. Rnd program of people trying to figure out. What are they good for. Both in the labs in the cia and in the street and the weird thing was though there was an manual available but we were too arrogant to to use it. Most of us were there a couple of exceptions and that was of course the the native cultures that have been using psychedelics in their religious and healing practices for thousands of years mescaline that we have evidence of mescaline us from six thousand years ago in south texas on the rio grande and it may have been older than that. And scylla sivan. You know used for at least Millennium in mexico and so the question i posed is. What could we learn from these cultures about how to use these drugs in a constructive way. And what struck me was that you know we think of psychedelics. In the west in the sixties is being a very disruptive viewers whether you think those disruptions were good or bad. There were things that needed to be disrupted such as the war in vietnam but basically we associate psychedelics with disruption of the status quo but change context look at the native american population and the use of psychedelics. There is profoundly conservative. It is it is a way to to Sustain a culture under threat. It's a way to heal. And it did enormous good for native americans at moment of maximum crisis in their history when they are their culture. Is you know. The destruction of their culture is official..
The Drug Science Podcast
"opium" Discussed on The Drug Science Podcast
"And addicted. You know countless numbers of chinese. And and help you know. Bring down what had been a pretty glorious civilization. so it's it's not a happy story in that sense and but it shows you that these kind of vectors of imperialism in trade had been going on for very long time and that drugs have fueled it in many many ways. Well that's right. I when i get introductory tilk drugs policy to students at imperial college. Is this magnificent university. One of the best universities in the world. What do you think funded it foundation and they also they might if they think tool they might say coal rallies and i say no drugs and then they kind of look in horror. Because it's been we've talked to white that of our history and in that case was it opium dealers. Well i mean basically. This empire was built on older lewisville selling opium to the chinese setting candidates to the indians. I mean we may indians high cannabis from us even have it grew wild. I mean while there yeah we extraordinary ruthless. And then of course you know. Bring tea and coffee. Well you know a lot of great. American fortunes is a footnote in the book of where i talk about these. These august american fortunes that that that have their name on our libraries and art institutions museums. They were opium dealers and that's been erased from history. I didn't know there was a lot of money. Made an opium and a lot of it was people in the west wanting to keep it out of their country and push it onto another country and we. We were all involved in that trade. But there's another twist in your book about caffeine in and drug wars. Which of course. There's your civil war. would it be fantasy. The war was won by the north because they stuck. They had all the coffee and couldn't get it. Well it's probably too simple but that's true that were we set up a blockade so the south could not get all sorts of goods one of which was caffeine and we understood that and on the north We had the northern in the union army had provision. I think thirty six pounds of coffee per soldier They understood the power of caffeine to keep soldiers happy and an effective and in fact there were generals who would wait until their armies were maximally caffeinated before attacking and they would tell them to fill their thermoses. The coffee not water all right and in the south they were kind of you know He just didn't have that edge but the larger story is that the north in every sense was a caffeinated civilization. It already had in an industrial revolution..
The Drug Science Podcast
"opium" Discussed on The Drug Science Podcast
"Of all kinds and he he produces this book. That basically tells you you know here. The legally available seeds and by the way many people listening to this podcast grow opium poppies and may not even know it. A pop of her son is the variety and they're all over english gardens and they're gorgeous. They're one of the most spectacular flowers at every stage. The seed pod as much as the flower itself and i start corresponding jim getting horticultural. Advise asking him. If he had seeds he could share with me. And i'm going on my merry way. And i plant my opium and it's coming up in the garden and then i get word that jim has been arrested by the police in seattle where he lives. An a swat team clothed in black ninja suits bust into his apartment. Throw him up against the wall and arrest him for the crime of manufacturing narcotics and the evidence they have is a box of legally available. Poppy seed heads. You can find any florist shop and are perfectly acceptable. Unless and this is a weird wrinkle in the drug law you have it in your head that this is narcotic scheduled substance that you can turn into opium or heroin or morphine or whatever. And how did they prove that. He had that intent while he he'd written this book and the book was there too in the book. Was the evidence of the intent mens raya. It's called in the law. So i kind of freak out because i'm doing the same thing. I have the same intent. I own the book also. I've written him emails there on his hard drive. And it's sort of in tangles me in the summer of fear and paranoia and this is the summer of nineteen ninety-six trying to figure out. What is the government up to. And am i in jeopardy and i did some investigative journalism and learn that indeed. There was this quiet campaign to stamp out home opium-growing which is much easier than the government would have us believe and they were making some very strategic busts and they were even pulling out the opium poppies and thomas jefferson's garden at monticello. They just wanted to erase opium from the american landscape. And so i write this piece about and i learned a lot about the drug war. I learned that. I am indeed potentially at risk for a serious prison sentence. I think five to twenty years in a dollar fine and not only that in america at that time laws had been passed allowing the police to confiscate your property if it is involved in the commission of drug crime so in other words if a drug is found growing on your land whether you know it or not whether you're convicted of anything or not the property is guilty or the car is guilty and can be forfeited has to be forfeited to the to the police who support their but have been supporting their budgets with this for many many years. So the potential here to completely wrexham's life is real and So anyway i hand in the peace to harper's magazine. it's now balloon to this fifteen thousand word. That took me a year to write and report and i asked them to get it lawyers and they send it to a criminal defense lawyer who drove up to our house in the country in connecticut and said you'd be crazy to publish this. It is an admission to a violation of federal law controlled substances act. Here's the penalties they can take your house and he just lays it out for us and i'm like oh shit you know this is bad and i..
"opium" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"We talked about all of that today on our tv broadcast with operation hopes founder and ceo. John hope bryant a regular guest on squawk box. And on this podcast and with delta ceo at bastion who says his employees financial health is as important as physical health. Bastion also weighed in on other issues facing consumers and travelers today. Some seventeen months after the start of the covert nineteen pandemic. Here's andrew ross. Sorkin good morning to both of you. I know you've been working hard the past couple of months on this financial literacy program amidst this pandemic and john given that. This was your brainchild. I will go to you first to try to understand how you're thinking about it. Well i really was dr martin. Luther king junior's brainchild. In the last time we had a big seismic shift in society. I call the second reconstruction during the civil rights movement. He focused on poverty and fortunately for all people unfortunately he was assassinated before he got chance to really doing about it. And we're at this inflection point now where the color really andrew is. Green is not black or white or red or blue. It's green and we need to all come together for this this moment where we need a rainbow after the storm. We're asking ceo's and the government to treat this like they did health wellness ten years ago or healthcare twenty years ago or the right to vote even seventy years ago as a must to do in. Bet this in your business plan started. Ceo level financial literacy for all in bed this year. Business plan a green door for ten years as at bashing has agreed to do resource. It appropriately make it part of your culture. We're not being prescriptive And we've found incredible relevance in resonance with this. I called Well a bug a. Bug tony wrestler. Actually sort of bug me on this topic And neither of a billionaire obsessed with the struggles of the poor and the underserved and a call. Doug million at christmas and a walmart and he was like johnny absolutely. Let's we have a million have employees need this and he called the cova disney Bob shape he said john. You got my creative team. Whatever you need from us. They said disney institute. I caught it bastion. He he's like you had me at hello And now we're financial. Coaching his eighty thousand employees at what he's providing an opportunity and good times for them to share in the prosperity We're also putting a safety net underneath him in tough times as in right now. Nfl commissioner andrew nba commissioner Ross brewer ceo of walgreens Be of aco listed. Thank god now..
Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"opium" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"Chinese state media send tech shares tumbling after calling video games. A form of spiritual opium live from london. This is the marketplace morning report from the bbc. world service. I'm victoria craig. Good morning. Shares of ten cent dropped more than ten percent before regaining some ground while its rival net ease also saw sharp declines of about fifteen percent. That's after the country's economic information daily newspaper described online games as electronic drugs in a story published today state media criticized widespread internet addiction. Among young people in china though the paper later deleted aligned describing the problem as spiritual opium the government has pledged to strengthen rules around online gaming to protect children and hours after the share sell-off began ten cents said it will implement its own set of controls. The bbc's andrew would has more on that players who under twelve. They won't be allowed to spend money in the key game honor of kings. That's the flagship game for ten cent. They'll be time restrictions on minors as well. They'll only be allowed to play for an hour on days or normal days on holidays down for one and a half hours and on holidays they'll be allowed to pay for two hours down from three hours. This scrutiny from state media today comes just a week after a big widespread regulatory crackdown from chinese regulators. Why does it appear. Gaming is now in the crosshairs. Well certainly speaking is not actually the regulators are doing. This came from a state owned media publication that accused these games of being harmful to children and students. It's still a key thing that beijing government doesn't seem to like what's going on in some of his big tech companies. I think beijing look to see what's happening in america and europe with big technology companies. It's clear they think that some big companies have far too much power and they're worried that might happen. Also in china to and i mean there's plenty of people Thinking around the world. Who are worried about their children spending too long on computer games and i think this is a way that china the communist party can say look. We're worried too. We're doing something about it with doing something about it decisively. It's not like in the west where people can spend years discussing. these things. lawsuits can take ages politicians. Can you know having queries and nothing happens. We in the communist party unlike in the west can do things now. The bbc's andrew would force in hong kong. Thanks for your time this morning. Thank you well. Declines across shares of video game focus tech companies. Put a bit of pressure on benchmarks across asia today the shanghai composite index and the nikkei fell half a percent while the hang seng in hong kong dipped two tenths of a percent here in europe. Shares of french drugmaker. Sanofi are up six tenths of a percent. That's on news. It will buy american biotech company. Translate bio for three point. Two billion dollars sanofi says the acquisition will help it. Deploy mr technology into vaccines and other therapeutics to eastern kenya. Now we're farmers of a plant called cat which is used as a stimulant a fallen on hard times that's because of a diplomatic spat with neighboring somalia and bans on the bitter leaves from several other nations. Farmers are now turning to sunflowers. Though to supplement their incomes as the bbc's ferdinand amande reports last year noise a mother of two head to go back home of losing her job in the private school that covered maintain pandemic she one of about three thousand cut farmers who have diversified into sunflowers and. She badly needs the money. Actually sunflower has been of great benefit to most of the famous. But in this part of the country can't isn't just a cash crop it is embedded in the culture of the people and so many farmers would be unwilling to uproot it however with sport firms where some flowers thriving in between cut trees. This type of mixed farming is an initiative. Supported by environmentalists to local climate action. Group has been encouraging locals to grow sunflowers. Not as a replacement but as a supplement more often the grammys but because of shifting sissons erratic rainfall the the the obvious victim window is the executive director of the africa climate justice alliance so we have been tried to discuss them. What alternative crops. We bring him so. We realized that sunflower does very well but the only challenge hint is that they would not have in search of us daily market the farmers of struck a deal with a major food manufacturer based in kenya. It uses sunflower seeds for the products. It sells across more than fifteen countries. The company we'd go. Africa offers farming support during the planting and weeding faces in for buying off all produce at harvest time. The cia is the chairman of go africa. What they wanted to seize is there a guaranteed market for the partners. We said we got be the mock we take. We give them off their contracts Whoever wants to give it to them writing but again they need to see proof of concept but are you really buying and that became across local mental factor assays the current demand for it is actually more than existing farmers can lead which is all good news for farmers in eastern kenya. Who hope the sunflowers will be bringing them a brighter future in mirror kenya. I'm the bbc's ferdinand the molly for marketplace well when it comes to the future of work which camp are you in back to the office asep or w h for the foreseeable future. Well the british government's treasury secretary equivalent added his two cents to the conversation. As the bbc's rob young explains richie sunai says for young people physically. Being in an office is valuable. Adding he doubted he would have done as well if you'd started his working life. Virtually mr cpac worked in finance including the banking giant goldman sachs. British businesses are taking a cautious approach continuing to allow staff to log on from home some expect to adopt hybrid working some office time. Some homeworking permanently. Well rob has been speaking to another former goldman bankers ave rollei. Who ran the london stock exchange. He disagrees with mr sooner and says tech does have a bigger role to play in work relationships. He says we will quote. Never go back to exactly the way we were before in london. I'm victoria craig with the marketplace morning report from the bbc world service. Hey jed kim post a million bazillion million brazilian is a podcast for kids in the families that helps dollars make more sense in each episode. We tackle the tricky questions that your kids have about money like how it made. Is our factory somewhere that makes it. Or what determines the price of pizza and we're back with all new episodes. That's more answers to the questions. Your kids wanna know thoughtful ones. The silly ones and the really hard to answer one's million brazilian. Listen wherever you get your podcast..
James Ledbetter Wrote That Marxism Journalism Was About Propagandizing
"The 2000 and a book of Marx's articles for the Tribune. Ledbetter explains that quote the basic marks approach to his New York Tribune column was to take an event that was in the news, an election and uprising the second Opium War, the outbreak of the American Civil War. And sift through it. Until he could boil it down to some fundamental questions of politics or economics. And then on those questions, he would make his judgment. In this sense marks journalism, he says, does resemble some of the writing that is published today in journals of opinion. It's not hard to see a direct line between Marx's journalistic writing listen and the kind of tendentious writing on public affairs that characterized much political journalism. Especially in Europe in the 20th century. This marks his approached to journalism as I say. Says modern journalists do today that is, he was unencumbered by commitment to actual news reporting, instead is reporting, which shaped the news around his own opinions and ideology. Ledbetter, who went through all of Marxist Columns and writings. Said after 18 48 marks learned the power of counter revolution. And began to believe that existing systems of government economy could not be overthrown until a relatively informed and organized proletariat could be mobilized to do so. As became clear with every passing year, he writes, and many nations, such organization was decades away if it existed at all. So in other words, Marx understood the power of mass communication and the need to control it and shape it. The frame events and opinions. The purpose was to propaganda, not in the form.
The World and Everything In It
Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray At "Tipping Point"
"We start today here in africa. Tens of thousands of malnourished children are at risk of dying in ethiopia is to gray region. That's according to the united nations and humanitarian groups. Working in the area. Tommy thompson is emergency coordinator for the world food program. This is a crisis of certainly food security. But it's really a crisis of access protection issues preventing us from doing work it's rewire it's an incredibly dangerous environment for. I'll be working out. There have been mind. Humanitarian have been killed thus far on every day. We have our chain senses. The ngos partners everybody who's trying to operate north find themselves challenged checkpoints. They're increasingly hostile on in some of these checkpoints. We have our beneficiaries having the things that are given luton for men if opium prime minister abby amid sent government forces into tegray in november to disarm leaders of the tegray people's liberation front. He blamed the group for attacks on army camps but international watchdog groups accused government forces of widespread atrocities against civilians and now humanitarian agencies say ethiopian forces and troops from neighbouring area. Tra are keeping relief shipments out of the region the un estimates more than a quarter million people into gray now face famine conditions.
The Mark Levin Show
The Marxist Agenda of the Modern American Journalist
"I pointed out a month or five weeks ago or so that marks profession as long as profession anyway was as a journalist. And it's not a surprise that when you see the the american marxist today in these various news platforms although the night but they deny whatever they want. I don't give a damn what they do not remember. This is part of the case. We're going to make the case. Use our language. Use it properly and identify what we need to identify. But he was a so-called journalist in the modern journalists so called are using marxists tactics and many of them don't even know it. They just play on a social activist on page ninety. Four point out in an interview with james ledbetter the editor of dispatches for the new york tribune a two thousand and a book of marxist articles for the tribune yes he wrote for the new york tribune ledbetter who looked at all the articles explains that the basic marks approach to his new york tribune columnist at an event that was in the news and election and uprising the second opium war the outbreak of the american civil war and sift through it until he could boil it down to some fundamental questions of politics or economics and then on those questions he would make his judgment and their sense marxist journalism does resemble some of the writing that is published today in journals of opinion and it is not hard to see a direct line between marxist journalistic writing and the kind of ten days writing on public affairs that characterized much political journalism. He says especially in europe but this was written some time ago. It's especially now in america in the twentieth century. So he wrote that in two thousand eight so the modern american journalists so called is not what the framers of the constitution had in mind. They're not about freedom of speech. They have taken the approach of karl marx himself. As who's was a journalist for a long time.
Daily Tech Headlines
AMD Announces Radeon RX 6000M Series
"Computrac. Amd announced the radio on our six thousand m series of laptop. Gpa's the sixty eight hundred m sixty seven hundred and sixty six hundred m. these are based on the our dna to architecture support smart access memory and smart shift to ship thermal limits of the cpu and gpu for best performance with the rx sixty eight hundred m and sixty six hundred m shopping to opium's now
A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
Around the World in 80 Plants With Jon Drori
"So you describe. The new book is of individual plant species intertwining plant science with human stories history culture and folklore. What research must have gone into this work. I think i probably started my research without realizing. When i was about nine and i i grew up living near the botanic gardens q. And my parents used to take. My brother. May around and joining us. Along with christmas with sweet treats and whatnot but also with stories about the the individual plants. And i think that's probably where my research started. I remember vividly. Actually my my father taking an opium poppy and some slicing the the seed pod and a little drop of latex comey me said gonna have a lick remember so drop of opium latex on my tongue which just made it go ever ever so slightly now for for a moment. I already felt anything i remember. The the sort of the person who's jaw dropped was actually my teacher. When i told her and i think they sent her to social workers he talks my momma odier more more recently and i ended up on the on the board of the gardens q. And and i think. I was there actually. Because of my satanical background education outreach experience not had the bbc and so on and it was while. I was there that i really learned an enormous amount about botany from being surrounded by
Racism, Opioids and COVID-19: A Deadly Trifecta
"Two thousand seventeen the governor of illinois implemented a plan to halt the explosive growth of opioid deaths in the state. The plan was to cut those deaths by at least a third by the end of twenty. Twenty twenty twenty was gonna be the turning point for illinois dua l. deeb is a reporter with propublica they're starting to see a decrease and opioid overdose deaths and they were really kind of making progress across the state and they were really hopeful but early last year duo got a tip that the number of opioid related deaths might actually be on the rise in the region so she and her colleague melissa. Sanchez started investigating the analyzed death records from the cook. County medical examiner's office. And what they found was alarming. We found that opioid overdoses surged and cook county and specifically in chicago and that those overdoses were disproportionately killing black residents. I think by the summer we had seen about hundred residents who had died of suspected or confirmed opium overdoses which is about double the number from the year before drug overdose deaths are on the rise all around the country. This was a nationwide problem that we're seeing kind of start to rise before the pandemic and then just continue as a pandemic ravaged our communities absolutely. This is the obvious question for me. Here is whether we have a sense of how much of this increase can be tied to the coronavirus pandemic so cova didn't cause the spike but like everything else that made it worse the financial stress the isolation The desperation all of that seems to be really exacerbating things and then when we talk about isolation with opioid. Use one of the things that they say. Is you know if you're gonna use use with someone else so that then they can administer naloxone the opioid overdose reversal drug. But you know people were not using with others
HISTORY This Week
The Chinese Immigrants Who Built America
"Workers did not come sir haphazardly. From around the entire country of china they came ninety percent maybe even more from a relatively small area four counties in southern china near hong kong near macau in the early eighteen hundreds. This area was rife with conflict civil wars between different ethnic groups. The opium wars waged by the british. People could even watch the battles on sea. Between the chinese and british forces from the shoreline and in this war-torn region word began to spread about an opportunity in a particular region of the united states notion of california being go mountain became embedded and became legendary. They heard the glorious stories of wealth from just going over there and picking up gold nuggets in the streams of california soon. Many young men from this region set out for california a lot of them intended to one day. Come home sometimes. They were married. Just before say ritz. Leave because their parents wanted to make sure that they return but once they got to california there were some who were very eager and homesick and wanted to return. They had wise or sweethearts back in china and they wanted to be with them or with their parents. Others were much not so philly hill. And i so conventional but liked the money that they got in the united states the latitude or freedom. Young men van -joyed in the wild west there is lots of opium there is prostitution and there was work to be had including prospecting for gold. Which though ching notes it's draped in romanticism. Now was difficult dangerous. Work it involved moving earth using explosives and when the gold rush was winding down. Many chinese immigrants use that experience to find other work opportunities irrigation systems road systems acquiesced systems said a lot of infrastructure work and when it comes to infrastructure work there was no bigger project at the time than the transcontinental railroad. Maybe no bigger project
Entrepreneur on FIRE
How to Grow a 6-Figure Business in 6 Months
"Christine. Say what's up to fire nation and share something that you believe about becoming successful that most people disagree with fire nation. I am so excited to be back with j. l. d. and each one of you and i believe that the hardest part of growing sicker business. You love is allowing it to be easy. Doesn't have to be hard but we were taught that it does right. We're taught to be really good employees and so what our brains to try to keep us safe when we start dreaming about getting not first traction in our businesses. That's what makes it hard not the fact that you're not capable. I mean. sometimes. I ask myself like what is the path of least resistance here. Why am i making this difficult for myself. Like what feels light. Not heavy. And i'll tell you fire nation. I am keeping all the things they feel light and feel easier in my world right now and i'm releasing the things that feel heavy feel hard because it doesn't have be difficult and we're talking about a pretty cool topic how to grow a six figure business six months working ten hours a week and i just want to talk about the realistic -ness of making six figures working ten hours a week. Break that down for us christine. Yes this is all about simplifying like you said what feels light right. You only need two things in order to have the foundation of a six figure business like you need a clear niche and you need an aligned. High ticket offer providing some kind of service whether as a coach as a consultant as a service provider freelancer marketer. Virtual assistant opium social media manager. One of those things. That's all that you need in order to be able to start going out and offering it you need to things. Fire nation a clear niche and that clear niche aligned with a high ticket offer of some former service. That christine was talking about right there. And what's really powerful that for me. Is i see a lot of people today. Saying john like man. I want to launch podcasts. Like interview entrepreneurs of that and listen entrepreneurs on fire fails if i launch it in twenty twenty with my same skills that i had in two thousand twelve i. I won in two thousand twelve because it was a niche. It was void. I fill ditz. And that's why that one got traction. So what is a specific niche. The can be clear and defined for you. Fire nation that. How can you weave in an aligned like that word aligned. High ticket offer of a service that makes sense because right now man. I'm c. n. Christina kinda wants you to chime in on this because i'm seeing a lot of people doing things the wrong way which is like they're working so hard for these like really low ticket offers and just you know having to get like a hundred thousand sometimes even more than that of the sales of these low ticket offers for it even to add up to any kind of meaningful money and like every sale is tough like it a lot times. I found that a low ticket sale because sometimes even be harder than hydrogen sale. And we gotta get into that kind of specifics too. But what do you think about this. I completely agree. I have like a what not to do right. And it is literally what you just said. Don't write a book or start a podcast. I don't download every freebie and try to piece together. A business plan from them. Don't create a bunch of low priced products and start offering them all and also like. Don't tell yourself you don't have enough time because it's almost never time problem. It's a clarity problem. Like if you knew what to do you would just go do it already. Which is why if you know what to do. You can do it in ten hours a
Can You Be Addicted to Love?
"Nicotine. Chocolate alcohol opioids work gambling. Sex food you might as well face it. Life is basically a gauntlet of substances and behaviors. That humans can become obsessed with and dependent on. But what about love not just sex but the deep interpersonal attachment we call love can be addictive. The notion of obsessive all consuming and even addictive love goes back literally thousands of years the ancient greek poet. Sappho wrote about watching her lover mary. Someone else and she describes being seized trembling drenched in cold sweat and feeling nearly dead she might as well be describing opium withdrawals or singing aversive addicted to love romantic. Love does have a lot of external features in common with drug addiction initial feelings of bliss and euphoria and obsessive fixated behavior often leading to poor potentially life ruining decisions. Two thousand ten paper from the new york academy of sciences points out that common criteria for diagnosing dependence include life interference tolerance withdrawal and repeated attempts to quit. Sound anything. like your relationship with your ex if so you're certainly not alone. But is there any more measurable basis for thinking. Love can be considered an addiction in the brain. Actually yes. let's talk brain imaging one way. That addiction hijacks the human brain is by taking advantage of a million reward and motivation systems. Like the mess olympic dopamine system which includes the ventral tag mental area and the nucleus accumbens. This is part of the nervous system that gives us internal rewards when we do something with an evolutionary benefits like eating or having sex essentially how the brain tells itself. Hey what you just did do that again. And again and again whether it's eating nutritious meal or unfortunately snorting cocaine back in two thousand five. A study in the journal of neurophysiologist used fm. Are i look at the brains of test subjects. Who self reported that they were intensely in love with someone else. When these lovebirds were showing pictures of the people. They adored there was activation in sections at that. Same mammalian reward and motivation system for example the right ventral mental area. But that's not all a follow up study in two thousand ten looked at what happened to the brains of men and women who had been rejected but reported that they were still deeply in love. It wasn't pretty when heartbroken. Lovers were forced to look at pictures of their exes. There was elevated activity in our old friends. The ventral take mental area and the nucleus accumbens researchers pointed out that the rejected lovers showed several neural correlates in common with the brain activity of cocaine addicts craving their drug so at the level of brain chemistry. Romantic love can be kind of like substance addiction but there are reasons why you might not want to refer to your latest crush as a full on addiction just yet. For example the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders does not officially recognize love addiction and while cravings for love can be devastating when their unrequited or self destructive they can also be deeply fulfilling in a way that no drug habit ever could be.
Entrepreneur on FIRE
Emerging Opportunities and Exciting Business Lessons with John-Paul Iwuoha
"Now. We are talking about africa. I wanna know john paul. Why why do we need to keep africa on our radar very interesting question. So one one thing that keeps me. Loyal to entrepreneurs on fire is the quality of stories and experiences of ultra preneurs. Who've made it that's one big reason. Why listen and. I'm also sure that's why many people listen to the show but interesting is what being on entrepreneur means that you're able to live in the now and also prepare for future so it's almost impossible to think about the future and nothing about and here's why when you look at the population of the world. Africa correctly has the youngest population of people. Right now sixty percents of people on the continent of the age of twenty five. So this is more or less looking at china. Before china became china up to date china more or less the second biggest economy in the world the factory of the world and all of that so you can imagine that people who saw china. The china became china. Actually the ones who got in on the meat of the game. So that's exactly what africa represents but more importantly there have been events in the past couple of years that have put africa in the centerpiece. The very most the most recent one which is very interesting is covid now all the time most companies have built their supply chains around china and south east asia but then when it hits it was obvious that supply chains with very vulnerable. And if you're going to diversify your supply chain. It's impossible not to look at africa if you're looking at affordable label if you look at them. The truck symmetry of the continental either north america or europe. And what are the means. Most countries on the continent either speak english or french and these are more or less global line. Which is you're going to penetrate any of the big markets and. It's really now happening. Because what the chinese are doing is the chinese. Market is starting to specialize in advanced high-tech stuff. I most of those low cost production that brought business the whole of storing from america. When are beginning to see going to places like vietnam. Bangladesh and other countries in southeast asia. But then you cannot forgo a population of one point three billion people which is what africa presents and what we're seeing is some companies setup accretions within the african continent places like rwanda at the opium ghana senegal. And what they're doing is they are preparing. These guys are digging for the future and one interesting. That's happened in the last four years in america. Is the people in africa. So in america when you think about africa the image that comes to mind is charity and philanthropy. Africa needs. Needs help and help and help. So the approach of the americans this time and even europe has been to help africa give africa aid. Give them all of that. What the chinese are doing is they're coming with more or less trade and business and things. What africa needs really because you have this population of very young people enterprising people. I mentioned that sixty percent of the world's uncle beats at arable. Land is in africa so in most parts of the world with maxed out the land space. Yes we're doing. We're using technology and other means to increase the yield on the land. But when we're talking about virgin space. Federal land arable land. Most of it is still in africa. Still cultivated and we're looking at a global population that is set to double back at least by the time we reach two hundred fifty or more according to the un and if we do not keep pace with globe with population growth would amount of food were producing then the world is going to be faced with serious threat of hunger so these are just a few examples of why africa needs to be on your rita. Yes so thinking about now. It's great but you're thinking about the future you need to remember that even before could hit five of the top. The top ten fastest growing economies in the world when africa. These are not really things. We've seen the mainstream media. Why i'm happy that chain. Is that the approach of the chinese in africa. Doo controversial is a big difference. This guy's coming here boots on the ground and they're dealing with the market. The previous relationship with africa has been to deal with africa's governments give african governments money for age and they develop africa unfulfilled years. It's never happened instead. It's helped enhance corruption. A sense of entitlement and dependency so most of the problems never get so because that's free money free money fluent in from europe money flowing in from north america so what people like us exist to do is to show that the people we should be voting. For with our money is the entrepreneur's they're the ones who have the incentive and the motivation to really solve africa's problems and guess what's global money starting to call me and i'm sure many ago minova listeners. On on on entrepreneur no stripe the big global player in in payments strike just acquired an african company. Niger company for two hundred million dollars. That's a major exit and it's stories like this that are starting to prove that africa is not a charity case. Africa is opportunity. The programs are trying to solve through eight. Actually need to be solved through entrepreneurship and the process. We create more jobs more wealth and greeted big happier world john. Let's talk about what you see as the most interesting opportunities that exist right now. I mean you talked about a lot of opportunities. I love how you really are hammering home. The fact that entrepreneurship is what is going to turn africa around and really bring that continents into the as we move forward into twenty twenty one and beyond but specifically what are the one or two most interesting and fascinating opportunities in the business world that you're seeing right now. The first interesting one is more or less. I talked about it earlier. In terms of africa's potential to produce food because right now we're looking for the next food basket of the world and one interesting that africa offers is the or what's we've we now know as superfoods so for example there's a grain that's grown in west africa. It's a green code for new now. This green is so rich in cultural significance for example when the tombs of ancient in jim ships are more or less opel excavated amongst other materials. Like honey. and things like that four new for new f- who is one of the greens that it that the ancient egyptians actually put in the the pyramids in the borough chambers of dead feroz. That's tell you how important it was back. Then this is like one of the longest growth one of the greens has been grown the longest in history almost five thousand years now. The reason why new is important is when you look at the american market and european market more or less developed world and you see how important health and wellness is this all about eighteen. Organic food. Gluten free food and things like that you announced that to see if like for new is actually superfood but in africa is grown by people in africa eating by people that i start to see what america has done with them a green assira like we know what which is more or less breakfast zero before quinoa became like a blockbuster serial in america it had the same profile as phone. You in south america. So what we're beginning to see. Is they celebrate to ship in. New york is named spear pm. He's now taken for neo his packaged. It's not just in its physical formats but in the narrative that used salads and last year. I think it's early this year. It got the national distribution across the united states in whole foods. You know to distribute this kind of food and new just one. I know listeners may be familiar with moringa which is another superfood. it grows in the wild in africa. We really take you for granted over yet. But then we've sent entrepreneurs coming here and repackage it into something that selling like a lot because it resonates resonates with the health and wellness movements the big trend going on in the
Decriminalizing The War On Drugs
"In the summer of nineteen seventy one president richard. Nixon declared a so-called. You're on drugs. But i consider this problem so urgent. I also found that it was scattered so much throughout the government with so much conflict without coordination that it had to be brought into the white house so that we have not only the responsibility but the authorities to see that we wages defensive effectively an coordinated way the goal was to curb the use of illicit substances by levying increased. Police presence classifying a number of drugs at the federal level and by making longer prison sentences. Mandatory for the use and distribution of narcotics nearing the fiftieth anniversary of that decision. The war on drugs is still very much alive. Millions of people have been incarcerated from windows policing and the advent of stop and frisk to no knock warrants and the militarization of local police departments. All of this born from the so called war on drugs and all have been used primarily target communities of color advocates for reform have long that punitive policies have not only failed to reduce the flow of drugs across the country but also strengthen illicit drug markets creating risky and unhealthy conditions for people who choose to use drugs. Meanwhile more than seventy thousand people died last year alone as a result of drug. Overdoses is clearly failing in the war on drugs and advocates. Say it's because we've gone about it completely. The wrong way by focusing on the criminal element of drug use instead of seeing it through the lens of healthcare access and social justice to talk about this issue. We're joined by muddied sep it is. Who's the director of the national affairs at the drug policy alliance in washington d. c. leads the organization's federal work to end the war on drugs. Mighty snap is welcome to letting you. usa inc you. I'm so excited to be here with you today. So recently a lot has been happening with drug decriminalization but before we get into that. Let's take a few steps back and you know. Set the picture for how we got to this place and this is a place where for example someone could be caught in possession of a small amount of marijuana and they could be sentenced to spend the rest of their life in prison in some parts of the country. Still yes sadly. That's the case. Drug enforcement continues to be a driver of mass incarceration. In fact one person is arrested every twenty three seconds for simple drug possession so it continues to be a a big feeder into not just the criminal justice system but you have to think of all of the collateral consequences for instance a conviction can make it harder for you to put your life back on track to go to school to obtain even get a job in the first place to keep a roof over your head to feed your family so it continues to be something. That is a huge detriment. In a lot of people's lives many drugs that are illegal today such as marijuana opium coca psychedelics if unused for thousands of years for both medical and spiritual purposes but we also know that this country has a long history of pech waiting racialized drug war. I think something that a lot of people might not know is that the first anti-drug laws in the united states were actually built specifically to criminalize people of color. Starting with the eighteen seventies we saw laws targeting chinese immigrants in california. This is the first time we saw anti opium laws pop around. Are you saying that basically opium was around and used once you had the arrival of men and women from china who were actually working on the railroad that that's when it becomes a problem. Yeah so what. We started to see around. the eighteen. Hundreds was that anti drug laws started to pop up. Civically created to target certain communities of color and the eighteen seventies saw the rise of the first anti-drug laws in those drugs were anti opium laws that were targeted at chinese immigrants. Soon after that in the nineteen hundreds in the south we saw that mccain became illegal in that was related target african american men Who were using the substance and then of course in the nineteen thirties. That mexican mexican americans were criminalised for marijuana use. Of course you know when we talk about. Marijuana can't ignore the fact that marijuana itself was a term that was developed to criminalise mexican americans and mexicans who were who were using the plant and this happened with the first individual who was responsible for drug enforcement in the us but these were all intentional decisions by the government to criminalise communities of color to really dejected. People who were not wanted in the society and you know unfortunately those policy decisions still play out today because drug use continues to be something that there is a lot of hysteria around and people of color continued to be disproportionately enforced for drug use and drug activity even though all the data tells us that black and brown individuals use drugs at similar rates and sometimes even lower rates than white individuals.
Many Tigray refugees entering Sudan with nothing but their clothes: UNHCR
"Nearly sixty thousand people. From ethiopia's volatile tigray region have now crossed the border to remote southeastern sudan optimal than two months of fighting many with just the clothes on their backs. The emergency has created a massive protection challenge for the un refugee agency in sudan. Unhcr which is doing everything. It can't provide what they need as spokesperson. Xl bishop tells us news is daniel johnson. I've just been on a mission to the east. Where i have looked at the response in relation to the refugee influx from ideo. Peel right. so we're going to talk about the refugee influx which comes after two and a half months of fighting water. The numbers now that you're seeing seeking shelter over the border of sudan from ethiopia's northern region of tigray so we have about fifty eight thousand at europeans. Which are actually entered into saddam at the moment the influx is between two to five hundred people daily coming across the border. They're coming in through to border areas Diet and lewke that number coming over two to five hundred a day. That's a lot less than it was but you suggesting that perhaps people are just too far away from the border to get to safety across the border now yes the first influx which resources came from the villages on the western side of tigray at the moment the people which we are seeing of people who have walked for some time what we see is that maybe we have an indication that the western side of being emptied and the people seeking shelter not come from further away. What are they telling you what are their needs. So i mean. Most of the people have Actually entered sudan without anything so they come with their clothes but many many few coming with no possessions at what we hear is that many come without documentation which is also something which we are trying to address the first influx came in relation to direct fighting the influx which we have now. The people are telling us that it's more in relation to the fact that they don't feel safe in tigray not so much because of the fighting because they are from the gray area. So do you have an idea. About what the level of fighting is in tigray today. What is your access you know we are working on the sudan side and our office in addis. Ababa is actually trying to gain access now. What we are doing is trying to relocate them. From the border areas further inland. We have two camps at the moment which are some distance from the border where border conflict should not be a problem. Okay but i'm just concerned that there's no access to hundreds of thousands potentially of people on the other side of the border of sudan with. He need essential food. Water and other services reported rising malnutrition from the office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs and they cited bureaucratic obstacles in in getting access to people who need it so. What's the latest you have on tensely getting help to these people in need as we are sitting here on the sudan side we are focusing on the influx which has come across the border from at the opium and we also have offices in the opium which are dealing with the people who have moved inside the tigray area but also inside at your more at large. So let's talk about two and a half months into this conflict. In the northern region of tigrayan ethiopia. You're trying to relocate tens of thousands potentially of refugees because you've got camps further inland in sudan. Could you may be explain what the difficulties are first of all. It's always a challenge to actually find. Land land something which is owned here by individuals but also by government and we have been working together with the government of sudan. We go a piece of land which is old campsite which is called ambre kuba what we have placed about twenty thousand refugees at the moment here. We have within. I would say short span in able to at least all stem in attempts but also ensure water health and food the second site which we have because kuba has been saturated is tenable. it's further way than kouba and it takes about twelve to fourteen sometimes. Sixteen hours to actually have the buses leaving the border area arriving at the campsite. Which therefore makes it arrivals in the middle of the night now. The campsite is located in a very remote area where we don't have any electricity and we are concerned that actually offloading these amounts of people in the middle of the night with no lights is something of a concern to us. We are trying to do this now. In such a way that we have larger area rub whole set up where we host people until we have the song light out again and then we give them the tents which have been set up for them. Sure and final. Question to you mr bishop. We are two and a half months into this conflict refugees telling you that. They are hopeful. Being able to return amid this fighting between two grants and the marines in the northern region of ethiopia. Refugees are still hopeful. But i think that what we see Is that people are here for longer term and why we have had some people expressing hopes to return they would like to return to the tigray. Which was there some three months ago not to the new situation which stay. I've heard the bald.
Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy
How to Choose a Safe Seat for Your Baby to Eat with High Chair Designer Kirsti Vandraas
"Today. We're talking about the seat in which your baby learns how to eat. That's right highchairs. And when it comes to hide your design there is no one more well known for icon design in this space than peter obstacle of norway. Peter offset designed the trip trap highchair in one thousand nine hundred seventy two. When he looked around for a chair that allowed his son to sit in a natural way at the grownups table and because nonesuch chair existed he designed what is now known as the iconic trip chair basically so he could include his son in as he says life round the table. So many of you may have this chair that trip trap or recognize it. It's sometimes like to a ladder so the trip trap is a wooden chair with an adjustable seat and adjustable footplate and grows with your child so the company that peter designed it for which is called. Shutt- is headquartered in norway. And they've actually sold more than twelve million trip trap as so it is one of the. Most globally recognized chairs. Personally i love this chair. I have in us seven of the trip traps around the table for my seven children. They've really been fabulous investment wonderful. Especially if you have a smaller space where you're feeding your baby or babies or if you're feeding multiples it's wonderful because it has a much smaller footprints like not one of those highchairs. It's gonna take up your kitchen. So while peter fix trip trap was designed and launched in one thousand nine hundred ninety two when his son was little forty years later in twenty thirteen obstacle launched. Another chair called the nomi and this was really his realization of his vision for designing the next generation highchair one. That's dedicated to his grandchildren. So peter obstacles now eighty one at the time of this recording. He continues to work every day. And cures deep vandross is a physiotherapist and an ergonomic who works very closely with peter. In fact she's worked with peter object for the last thirteen years. So kirsty is going to be on the podcast today. Sharing peter's vision and philosophy about the chairs that he originally designed for his child and his grandchildren. Now that millions of families of used around the world. So if you have a trip trap or a nomi- or if you're in the market for a highchair that will continue to serve your family and your child long after these initial stages of starting solids. I think you're really going to enjoy this interview. Because the scandinavian design principles and the philosophies held by peter and explained today by st are so very different from what we may have in mind when we go to select a seat for our baby to learn how to eat so today on the podcast. Kirstin i are going to be talking about the difference in american and european safety standards. Why norwegian families do not actually strap their babies of their toddlers into the degree or the extent that americans may think is necessary. This is going to be very eye opening for a lot of you certainly was for me as kind of a control freak. Mom we'll be chatting about why the trip trap and the nomi were designed with the very obvious absence of trey and what that means. and then. How the adjustable foot rest is probably the most important safety and design component missing from most highchairs today. So i hope you enjoy this interview with cure. Steve andros from the peter obsta company. Kirsty thank you so much for joining us. I am so excited to have the opportunity to interview you. It's catching get now. If you can. Would you tell us a little bit about your background. And how you know the whole life story maybe. How did you get into product design. And then how did you come to. Work with. Peter ops vic. Oh it's a long story. I am a physiotherapist anais. I started working in our major hospital here in in ostler with people with back and neck problems you know. People came into the hospital more or less paralyzed with pain and never thought they would be able to come up and walk again and with a treatment lots of guidance we build them up again and they went home and they were fine and had a lotta for knowledge with how to behave to avoid back and neck problems then. I saw that it was difficult for them. To use to knowledge they had when they went back to back. So i sold our institution equivalent to osha would been interesting place to work to see if i was able to get other people to create positive working environments where you could work but still keep your health so i spent ten years in our show in charge of ergonomics and then i started sinking. What about getting into detail. The totality because their via opium much more than chair tables but share and tables reports on the totality and. I wanted to see if we could make chairs in such way that you didn't talk to have problems with your body after sitting. Who working so. I started working ritual. Company that developed sitting solution for the working person unlock was contested. Interesting period thomas there for six teen years and then i met peter ops week. One of a number of designers. We used not process another lost twelve years. We're solely read. Peter and peter's sir designs promoting them talking about taking part in the product development. So that was a long story. But you know the background and How i ended up here. And you're still actively working with peter. Is that correct. Yes yes wonderful. Can you tell us a little bit about the history of the design of the trip trap and then the nomi highchairs and especially with regard to promoting freedom and fellowship. The trick drop chair was developed in the beginning of the seventies piotre just had his son wounding sixty nine will sitting on an ordinary highchair s. You know the high chair has been around for for generations. you know egypt. They use highchair. the hunt. Chance in their mini is an pizza hut his son sitting in hijab but then when he reached a year and a half you know he didn't really need to sit with the sort of support all around his waist. He was looking for other chairs that he could place his son around the table together with the rest of the company that did not exist so he had to make his own amber trip chapels but one then in nineteen seventy two and i think he did something very clever back then because he did not make it to fit into what you call the design of the seventies he had the distinct bischel feature in the seventies and the result is that the chair still look quite Modern had he designed it giving it the visual design of what the kitchen look like. Back in nineteen seventy two. It would have been outdated very old looking chair today.
"opium" Discussed on WTOP
"Wt opium use time to 28 traffic and weather on the AIDS. Hello, Dave build in Hillary's new crash on the Beltway in my Recovery County. This one's on the outer loop at University Boulevard, got a couple vehicles sideways Fire, rescue response on scene and on the outer loop From 95 to 4 to 70 heading into silver Spring near University Boulevard. It is two lanes to the right. Getting by this up with girls a couple vehicles on the right shoulder, though, so that could change. In fact, it likely will change when they start dragging damaged vehicles over onto that wider right shoulder for now, too, right Lane's getting pie for 95 westbound on the outer loop near University Boulevard to 70. No delays through Montgomery County. Slow North founded Frederick County, beyond what nine past 80 or Bana toward where the truck crashed this morning happened. Before the man actually River near the scenic view. It's one lane to the left getting by on 2 70 north bound as the repairs continue in the district on D. C to 95 north out after Benning Road, the work zone blocks the right lane. Along the Potomac River, The George Washington Parkway, that new traffic pattern North bound your memorial bridge at the crosswalk to only single file getting by permanently and once again, South bound on the parkway beyond the Roosevelt Bridge near the low clearance from Memorial Avenue and before the ramp to Memorial Bridge, oversized truck driver contemplating the next move, left lane blocked one right getting by 66. No delays inside or outside the Beltway 95 Good South bound, Even if the AKA Kwan just a slight slowdown, no North bound complaints and on 3 95 paces good between Washington And Springfield both ways. Dave don't nine w t o P. Traffic That son is trying to win out at times today, but it started out mostly cloudy and a lot of spots. Temperatures today loaded mid forties for daytime highs overnight. We're back in the twenties.
Home Sweet Home Chicago
Chicago rapper King Von among 3 killed in Atlanta shooting
"Chicago Rapper King von was among three people shot and killed in a shooting outside an Atlanta nightclub. Three others were hurt. Investigators say. King von and a group of men left the Opium nightclub and went to Monaco Hookah Lounge Friday morning around four AM Once they were there, the two men, two other men approached that group in a parking lot, and the two groups started fighting. And escalated quickly into gunfire. Last month, King von released his album. Welcome to Oh Block a nod to an area on Chicago's South Side, where he was