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Fresh "Panama" from This Morning with Gordon Deal
"In a car in a gas station trust in uniform with his hands up. A twist. Three people are dead homes and buildings have been damaged and thousands are without power following severe weather in parts of the south over the weekend. We get more from this morning's Might. Gavin, a 17 year old girl was among the victims of the severe storms. Authorities say she stepped on a power line during a storm in central Florida. Tornado warnings in Florida mostly expired yesterday, a day which capped off the worst of a weekend storm that brought heavy rains, strong winds, golf ball sized hail and lightning to wide areas of the state up to two inches of Rain were reported in some areas, causing street flooding. Some covert vaccine events had to be canceled. There was also severe damage in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Gordon thanks Mike in a Facebook post, by the way, officials in Panama City Beach, Florida. Home and convenience store were leveled by a possible tornado. A picture posted by a resident shows the store's roof and walls ripped away. But it's counters. Shelves in store merchandise appeared. Untouched overseas. Now Iran earlier today blamed Israel for what it's calling an act of nuclear terrorism. And it's underground Natanz atomic facility. Iranian officials.
"panama" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Panama is very successful. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists And people that are coming over the border right now. You know, we're not getting the cream of the crop here in America, with all this going on and not to mention like All these covert cases and all this impending doom coming. Nobody is the left is completely celebrating this and they're not even testing people. It's ridiculous. No. And you know Blake. It's not even like it's a secret. The first time I heard about this, it was something on NBC News. They interviewed some woman and she said, Yeah, I get you shit. Of course. She's a single mother. The guys aren't coming up. It's the single mothers. They you know, they got, you know, impregnated that they don't have a family. They don't have a husband to take care of them. So they come up here. Want to go on welfare, and she she got on the bus. And the reporter said that they give you the covert tests. You said Yeah, I tested positive. Yeah, but I'm on the Boss. I'm going to North Carolina. I got my ticket. You know, they got it. They get everything free in America, baby, You're right. I mean, you know, we're not getting people who are going to be able to make their own way in society. These people are gonna be Public charges. That's why the Trump administration wanted to change the law so that you couldn't come into the country with a visa. If you were just going toe immediately gonna flop. On become a ward of the state. It's insane. No, no society has ever welcomed in deadbeats. I mean, when you when you have deadbeats coming in the country, it's an invasion. That's what's going on now on the southern border. It's it's an invasion. And it's not gonna end well. 844 542 42. Jeff, You're next with Howie Carr. Go ahead, Jeff. Hey, How are you? How you doing? I have a comment about about this remote education,.
All slingshot rides in Florida closed after teens get stuck on one in Kissimmee
"Rides in Florida have closed after one went wrong. The state took the action after two teen girls had to be rescued from one in Kissimmee. State officials say there are four slingshots in the state. The other three being in Orlando, Daytona Beach and Panama City Beach. The girl spent two hours suspended 30 FT in the air Thursday night before being held down
Egypt races to dislodge giant vessel blocking Suez Canal
"Egypt is racing to dislodge a giant vessel blocking the strategically vital Suez Canal boats and a specialized suction dredge up working to dislodge the giant containership this means stuck sideways in Egypt's Suez Canal for the past three days blocking a crucial waterway for global shipping the ever given a Panama flag ship the Paris Congo between Asia and Europe when the ground in a single lane stretch of the canal nearly four miles north of the southern entrance near the city of service the backlog of vessels could stress European pools and the international supply of containers I'm Charles at dinner this month
Shipping losses mount from cargo vessel stuck in Suez Canal
"That's enough to desolate stocking up unable to pass through Egypt's Suez Canal as a giant cargo ship remains stuck in the vital waterway judges tug boats and even about K. failed to free the gigantic cargo ship at the given which ran aground in the narrow man made canal the ships waiting to pause have now reached a hundred and fifty as losses to global shipping mounted even with the aid of high tides authorities have been unable to push the Panama flagged container vessel aside and then looking for new ideas to free it in a sign of the turmoil the blockages cools the ship's Japanese and I even offered a written apology says expert dollars Jensen says the ramifications of the pockets are huge so the longer this lasts the higher the risk that we're going to see massive congestion problems in the European ports say a week to two weeks from now I'm Karen Thomas
Project Sealab 1 Summary Report - Part 1
"Way back in the nineteen sixties when i was growing up most of us were intently focused on the space race in one thousand nine hundred sixty four. The united states was making the transition from the mercury program to the gemini program and there really wasn't allowed manned spaceflight going on that year but there was another amazing exploration going on in interspace natwest project lab. One well i didn't know a great deal about c. lab until i started doing some research for the segment. I did hear on the show about scott carpenter. I did read. Ben held hells worst book about c. lab and that gave me a really good understanding of the magnitude of the entire c. Lab project both one two and three. And as i was doing more research i came across a report from the office of navel research. And it's the project sea labs summary report so today. I wanna start two part series on this report in part one today. I'll take you through the report up until the c. Lab one habitat is placed in position and then in part to a couple of weeks from now will review the mission some of the findings and conclusions by the project sea labs. Some report is subtitled. An experimental eleven day undersea saturation dive at one. Hundred and ninety three feet and report is dated june fourteenth nineteen sixty five for anyone looking for the report you might want to search on n r report. Ac are one zero eight. It's not that long to sixty two pages now. The copy. I got had a stamp on the cover. Then indicated. hard copies of the report would cost three dollars while microfiche would be seventy five cents and the copy was also stamped. Archived copy of this report are ha o.'neil from the office of navel research. Gif bond captain united states navy from the united states naval medical research. Laboratory are eland. Fear lieutenant commander. Us n. office of navel research and t odum of the mind defense laboratory in the preface pen by rear admiral. Leighton he says project sea lab one was the navy's first step into space. He also states that this report is being published by the navy so that all may share the information it is interesting to note that the background section of the report the authors do reference the work being done by captain shot cousteau and mr edwin a link and that was on their man in the sea concept they they stated indeed. The navy seems to be left at the post by the well-publicized efforts of captain cousteau and mr link. So it sounds like there's a little bit of sour grapes. Their report goes on to describe a december nineteen sixty three conference with the navy's bureau of ships where they obtained support for a c. lab now at that conference. They decided that the mine defense laboratory would build a habitat needed to select a location and they had five critique criteria for the selection one was the prospect of good weather too was good visibility. Three was a level bottom for was moderate water. Temperatures at depth and five was the general features of ocean graphic and marine biology biological interest. Now the site that they selected was argus island off of bermuda by march of nineteen sixty four all the appropriate approvals were obtained and they were often running and the operations were supposed to be conducted in the summer of one thousand nine hundred sixty four now. The mine defense laboratory selected an old experimental minesweeping float. Now the report has quite a few pictures and illustrations in it. Unfortunately the pictures are really not that great because of this. Pdf being produced either from a microphone. Show old old dot copiers but the stations are pretty good. Particularly the architectural drawings of c. lab won both the plan view and the cross section views by marched by may nineteen sixty four. C. lab was ready for sea trials off panama city. Florida on may twenty second nineteen sixty four. It was towed out to sea and sank uncontrolled and flooded over half full of seawater. Fortunately there were no injuries. The habitat was lifted. Towed back dried out and ready for another try on may twenty six this time with success. The previous incident was attributed to a misunderstanding of line handling waters by july. They were in bermuda and ready to sink. C. lab on july fourteenth. They again had issues because of the three to five foot swells and the yard patrol boat that they were using just wasn't powerful enough like chief brody said in jaws. I think you're gonna need a bigger boat. Well in this case. It was a crane that they took from bermuda. The reach the report details the adventure of getting c. lab on the bottom but they finally did an after getting everything hooked up and twenty four hour checkout on monday july twentieth. One thousand nine hundred sixty four at seventeen thirty five. That's five thirty five pm for you. Civilians c. lab one was manned by robert e. less anderson robert a barth sanders w manning and robert e thompson. Now what were the conditions like on c. lab interesting. The report says see lab proper dry inhabitable atmosphere satisfactory temperatures. Seventy eight degrees chilly. Water supply water not available heaters operable. Tv monitor not hooked up properly. Hot water heaters not operating refrigerator not operating co two scrubbers satisfactory. Electro writer. Satisfactory calibrated microphones not functioning. Crass burgo two meters satisfactory lights satisfactory. So you can see. There was still a lot of things that needed to be repaired. So i had to do was fixed everything that wasn't working and then complete their mission so in part to this series i'll take you through the mission the findings and conclusions from project sea lab some report of nineteen sixty five americas first journey into interspace. And that will be next time here on scuba shack
"panama" Discussed on American History Tellers
"Received none of these benefits. Seventy percent of the canals workforce slept in rough tent encampments along the edges of the worksites and segregation pervaded. All aspects of life whites were paid in gold. Black workers and silver buildings were even mart words gold and silver a coded language that announce whether black people were allowed however both black and white workers in the canal zone labored under a military autocracy. Although goals never dressed in uniform. He ran his operation like the military man he was there was no free speech. No right to unionize. Any workers who attempted to for higher wages were fired immediately as were any workers who dared to complain about the hazardous conditions. And certainly the canal zone could be a deadly place. According to hospital records over five thousand lives were lost from accidents. During the american construction era. Four out of every five of them were black. Workers construction also took a permanent toll on local panamanian residents by creating lake attune authorities displaced whole towns and communities and many local workers in cologne and panama city were laid off and replaced by american source labor. By nineteen eleven. America had a new president. William howard taft but construction on the canal dragged on. It had progressed to such a stage. That tourists were travelling to view the massive projects final phases. Most impressive were the gargantuan canal locks like enormous sets of concrete doors at both ends of the canal the hydro electricity which powered them was a major advance over the steam and horse power systems than more commonly in use another innovation was the use of concrete a mixture of sand gravel and cement that had never been poured on such a vast scale but innovations assigned the canal locks still relied on the basics of water and gravity to move ships as a ship entered. Concrete gate swung open allowed water to flood in the water. Lifted the ship high enough to enter the lock from there. The ship traveled the canal path across the isthmus then repeated the process to return back to sea level. The canal locks were finished by nineteen thirteen. Nine years after work had started that summer. The steam shovels dump their last loads met in the middle of the collateral cut months later. Catoon lake on the northern side of panama was flooded for its time. Catoon was the largest man made lake in the world one hundred eighty square miles containing millions of liters of water then on october tenth. The new president. Woodrow wilson pressed a button in washington. This relayed signal by telegraph from washington to galveston to panama. Where triggered an explosion that blew the center of a temporary dam flooding. The labor cut joining it with catoon lake now. For the first time water flow through the canal from the atlantic to the pacific. The united states had finally dug a canal through fifty miles of some of the world's most inhospitable terrain. Nearly a year later the first ships were ready to pass through. The inaugural opening was set for august fifteenth nineteen fourteen but.
"panama" Discussed on American History Tellers
"For centuries mariners dreamt of finding a passage between the atlantic and pacific oceans across the narrow isthmus of central america. If such a passage existed vessels would no longer have to sail around the southern most tip of south america a detour of thousands of miles but explorers could find no such natural route instead it would have to be a a manmade channel dug across some of the thickest jungle on earth. France had started the effort but meant dismal failure. Now the united states would step in to face the same daunting odds a powerful and forbidding landscape engineering obstacles and political turmoil. But through its efforts the us would forge a path towards becoming a global superpower and accomplished an astounding feat of engineering the panama canal. This is the second episode of our six part series on america's monuments a passage through panama throughout the eighteen eighties. France attempted to dig a canal across the isthmus of panama and for a decade french engineers faced. Torrential rain mudslides disease carrying mosquitoes. Fires and a local civil war. Finally in eighteen eighty nine. France abandoned the project but the country had spent a fortune the equivalent of eight billion dollars in today's money and had had paid a steep human toll. Some twenty two thousand workers lost their lives in their hasty departure crews left earth moving equipment discarded rusting in the money panamanian countryside. The fault of the failure landed squarely on the shoulders of ferdinando. Lesseps the engineering mastermind behind the construction of the suez canal de las ups had arrived in panama with the same determined spirit but he had not bargain on just how inhospitable terrain would be just fifty miles at its narrowest point. Panama was a finger shaped piece of land connecting central america to south america. It was filled with swamps dense jungles and low mountain ranges temperatures. Were constantly high. The humidity sweltering a nine month. Long rainy season caused the charteris river to repeatedly flood and ignoring better advice. De lesseps insisted on lowering the entire canal. Down to match sea level eighty-five in some places this proved to be a disastrous and costly mistake and then scandal followed the collapse of the french venture in what came to be known as the panama affair. Chief engineer de lesseps and others face charges for misappropriation of funds. The money of some eight hundred thousand french. Investors had been laundered away but the lure of panama canal remained shipping routes had long been forced to travel thousands of miles south rounding cape horn at the bottom of south america. And excavation of just fifty miles could change international trade forever cutting travel time significantly making the fast growing global market even more lucrative. Whoever could manage the feet would make a lot of money and guaranteed prominence on the world stage by the turn of the twentieth century. The united states was emerging as a new global force. It had secured territories in the philippines and puerto rico through its victory in the spanish american war and it had annexed to why just a few years earlier with the collapse of the french canal efforts. The united states then soon began exploring its own canal. Options in central america commission. Set up under president. William mckinley advocated a route through nicaragua. Because too many u s politicians panama was a region tainted by failure and complications. It had joined with columbia in a fight for independence against spain and was still under colombian control. If the us wanted to pursue a route through panama it would have to negotiate with the colombian government which was considered corrupt and unstable the nicaraguan government though had closer ties to the us but no good route through nicaragua's mountainous terrain could be found. So plans for a canal languished then in nineteen o. One president mckinley was assassinated his vice president. Theodore roosevelt stepped into the role of commander in chief with a central american canal. At the top of his agenda roosevelt was convinced that a us controlled canal through the essence of panama would be a keystone in america's growing global empire and unnecessary troop between the nation's two coasts. He told his advisors if we are to hold our own in the struggle for supremacy we must build a canal by nineteen o to the united states. Congress was officially involved in canal building but the location change from nicaragua back to panama. Congress had heeded the advice of two influential lobbyists who had pitched a new route to replace the one proposed through nicaragua. The first philippa novara was a french engineer. Standing just five feet four inches tall but novarina was nevertheless commanding an energetic figure. He also owns shares in what was left of the original french engineering firm that had failed so spectacularly and still had a strong financial interest in building a canal through panama. He was joined in his lobbying efforts by an american lawyer named william cromwell cromwell was a shareholder of the panama railroad company and also to to make immense profit out of the development of a canal through panama with roosevelt support. The two men lobbied members of congress tobacco treaty with the colombian senate and bogota. The treaty's terms gave the united states permission to construct a canal and panama. In return the us would give the nation of colombia ten million dollars and joint control of the canal then in nineteen. Oh three secretary of state. John hey and a colombian envoy named tomas iran signed. The treaty was bogota colombia. Lawmakers argued over how much the us should pay for canal digging rights unable to reach consensus. They finally rejected the treaty negotiations ground to a halt seeking another way to control the isthmus. President roosevelt was left with two choices. He could invade the region with american troops or he could try to convince panamanians themselves to break away from columbia. In the capital panama city mocal independence advocates had been long trying to arrest themselves from bogota's political control meanwhile american diplomats and spies quietly began to encourage a revolution maginness nineteen. Oh three..
Germany finds huge cocaine shipment; Dutch discover 2nd one
"Customs authorities in Germany and Belgium of sees the record haul more than 23 tons of cocaine into raids this month in the German city of Hamburg. More than 16 tons of cocaine was concealed in tins of wall filler, which had entered Europe on a container ship from Paraguay. The rest was discovered in the Belgian port of Antwerp, hidden in a container filled with wood blocks from Panama. It follows one of the largest ever heroin seizures in Europe. Officials at the port of Rotterdam impounded more than 1.5 tons of the class a drug detected in a batch of Himalayan sea salt the BBC's Anna
Interview With Ustadha Muslema Purmul
"Today at handle i have with me. All the way from california will sell them. Monthly muslim pommel style is a muslim chaplain and scala. She graduated from the university of california san diego with a double major in religious studies and middle eastern studies as an undergraduate. She said at bear varying leadership roles for the muslim student association. She completed the bachelor program in sharia from her university in cairo and also completed graduate work at the american university in cairo in islamic studies. She is co founder and scholar in residence at south center for research and education. So a salaam. Aleikum where i lie. You've got to go to lie. Who didn't honor to be here with you and hound ally. I've been looking at some of your talks online and over the years i've heard about you. Masha llah always want to connect with with yourself. And with my sisters in america so This opportunity today to do that. How from the last the likewise. The work that you do is very impactful and And feed panama. We actually. I used to always wonder who. Who's behind. adam. Feed who's behind venus helen. So wonderful to meet you in even if it's virtually into intimidate the lettuce sister behind this this project wonderful community project michela and we are a team of people and masha. Lots of talented people involved joined the scene. So i feel honored to be part of this project because we try to bring positive inspiration to muslims all around the world so that you that also benefited atlantis. I worked the lao. It's interesting that you know. In the current climate of a pandemic how the programs that are being offered virtually and over the internet have now become so much more significant and so work of the work of and feed. You know is is truly a blessing for our community. And i think that that's something that bef- again before the pandemic it was there and it was beneficial but like during the time the time that people can actually gather is these types of projects that are really helping the communities You know heartbeat collective heartbeat keep pumping you know in the right direction with all. Our warton's reported them egis so My husband i founded a community institution. A i would call it like a community space and more. I guess we could. The best words to describe. It will be an intentional community. Third space project But the the methodist literally memes like a place to sit so people can sit really close together and learn and grow and you know have good companionship in all of that and penalty after the pandemic started. You know we we. We were completely puzzled because the whole idea was local. Sit next to each other. Know each other intimately as a community Support each other as brothers and sisters in person have live relationships and all's antisocial media you know the sense of or Was really like go back to the way things used to be where people would physically go out to a program and drop their kids off at the babysitting and that was really emphasizing that in the pandemic hit and we had we had to overnight transition everything virtually a that was a. That was a big just a challenge for us. But we realize we couldn't resist like this is now the way that we have to be both local and global. It's a lesson we learned the hard way. The the the yeah. I think everyone is having to adapt right by whatever plans anyone had had to rethink them But i've seen people being quite inventive quite like Innovative in their approach is to i guess overcoming the challenges of the pandemic so so tell us a also in california in general. How has it been like the effects of the pandemic and you know. What's the current situation. Are you still in a lockdown. Yeah we're actually. We went back to the most restrictive Phase of the lockdown so we're currently in purple there's different colors and purples the most severe and so that means that's the stay at home order. Which would which is how lockdown started and then it eased off. it transitioned in restaurants. Were open again and people could eat outside You know and now it's the opposite where things that were even slightly accessible are shut down again and So i want to say that the numbers are currently the highest ever been In terms of the numbers of people who are testing positive with covid nineteen and The the icu's are are almost full capacity so it's In that sense it is worse than actually. I mean they're describing in terms of numbers and percentages and on top of that people have covid fatigue so as we're in the beginning people were ready to try their best at this point. A lot of people are Are sort of easing off for I wanna say they're tired of keeping masses on things like that so it's It's a it's back in the next. Three weeks are expected to be probably one of the worst. I mean as according to the cdc the one of the worst health Situations in america and in particular california is bigger. I mean it hits california in a way that's more severe than maybe other parts of the country because of the major metropolitan cities rations of people in small areas
Lightning is a major cause of large tree mortality in Panama
"A tropical forest ground survey revealed that one lightning strike often damages more than twenty trees a quarter of which i within a year. Researchers combine the finding with satellite data to estimate that lightning kills two hundred million tropical trees worldwide every year a significant cause of their demise
Trump wants $2,000 coronavirus stimulus check
"The covert 19 relief check going to Americans. Congress approved $600 checks in the bill passed this week. The president wants to more than double that he made this announcement in a video released on social media Tuesday night. Throughout the summer, Democrats cruelly blocked covert relief legislation in an effort to advance their extreme left wing agenda and influence the election. Then, a few months ago, Congress started negotiations on a new package to get urgently needed help to the American people. It's taken forever. However, the bill they are now planning to send back to my desk is much different than anticipated. It really is a disgrace. For example, among the more than 5000 pages in this bill, which nobody in Congress has red because of its length and complexity. It's called the covert Relief Bill. It has almost nothing to do with covert. This bill contains $85.5 million for assistance to Cambodia, $134 million to Burma $1.3 billion for Egypt and the Egyptian military, which will go out and buy almost exclusively Russian military equipment, $25 million for democracy and gender programs in Pakistan. $505 million to believes Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama $40 million for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D C, which is not even open for business $1 billion for the Smithsonian and an additional $154 million for the National Gallery of Art. Likewise, these facilities are essentially not open $7 million for Reef Fish management $25 million to combat Asian carp $2.5 million to count the number of amberjack fish. In the Gulf of Mexico a provision to promote the breeding of fish in federal hatcheries, $3 million in poultry production technology $2 million to research the impact of down trees. $566 million for construction projects at the FBI. The bill also allows stimulus checks for the family members of illegal aliens, allowing them to get up to $1800. Was each this is far more than the Americans were given. Despite all of this wasteful spending, and much more than $900 billion package provides hardworking taxpayers with only $600 each in relief payments and not enough money is given to small businesses. And in particular restaurants whose owners have suffered so grievously. They were only given a deduction for others to use in business there restaurant for two years, this two year period must be withdrawn, which will allow the owners to obtain financing and get their restaurants back in condition. Congress contaminated at a much later date, but two years is not acceptable. It's not enough. Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists and special interests while sending the bare minimum to the American people who needed. It wasn't their fault. It was China's fault, not their fault. I'm asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600. $2000 or $4000 for a couple. I'm also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation and to send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a covert relief package. And maybe that administration will be me and we will get it done. Thank you very much. Statement recorded by
John le Carré, author of 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' dies at 89
"Folks around the world are mourning the death of a popular author acclaimed British by author John le Carre, according to his literary agency, the car. It was the author of more than 20 novels and was best known for his stories featuring British intelligence Officer George Smiley. Many of those Cold War spy thrillers have been adapted for film and television. Most famously tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, the Russia House and the Tailor of Panama. His latest novel agent running in the field, was released last October. McCarey was
Young siblings, ages 4 and 6, killed after car drives onto mini golf course in Florida
"Four year old boy and his six year old sister were playing miniature golf at the Coconut Creek Family Fun Park in Panama City. Police say a truck suddenly veered off the road and right onto the course hitting the two kids. The boy died at the scene. His sister passed away later at the hospital, a spokeswoman for Panama City Beach says. Family was visiting from Louisville, Kentucky, when what she called the tragic event happened. The truck drivers identified as got Donaldson, Kathleen Maloney, Fox News
Miami - Tropical storm warning now issued for the Florida West coast
"Now now issued issued for for the the Florida Florida West West coast, coast, from from Anita Anita Beach Beach to to the the Swanee Swanee River. River. Tropical Tropical Storm Storm 80. 80. Now Now with with 65 65 MPH MPH Wind Wind is is moving moving north north toward toward the Florida Panhandle. Mark Thibodeaux from the Weather Channel says the storm is moving into an area of the Gulf where water temperatures have cooled down into the seventies, not the proper surface environment to support A Category one hurricane So the official forecast is for this weekend into a tropical depression depression as as it it attempts attempts to to go go up up towards towards Panama Panama City City and and into into parts parts of of southwest southwest Georgia. Georgia. Perhaps Perhaps as as we we get get into into this this weekend, weekend, Florida Florida Corona Corona virus virus
Hurricane Eta grinds inland into Nicaragua; at least 3 dead
"ADA has killed more than 70 people is flooding and mudslides hit Central America. A storm was a Category four hurricane when it made landfall Tuesday and caused about 20 deaths across Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. The storm weakened to a tropical depression as it moved inland but continue to flood the region with heavy rain. The death toll rose over 50 Thursday in Guatemala, where mudslides buried dozens of homes in a couple of small towns at I could regain strength and is expected to reach the Straits of Florida. By early next week. All
Guatemala Mudslides Kill More Than 50
"The former Hurricane ADA has killed more than 70 people is flooding and mudslides hit Central America. The storm was a Category four hurricane when it made landfall Tuesday and caused about 20 deaths across Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama the storm weekend to a tropical depression as it moved inland, but continue to flood the region with heavy rain. The death toll rose over 50 Thursday in Guatemala, where mudslides buried dozens of homes and a couple of small towns it could regain strength and it is expected to reach the Straits of Florida by early next. A
Australia records zero Covid-19 cases for first time in five months
"So for those of you in the know double doughnuts that we've had no new cases zero cases of coronavirus here in victoria and zero debts. Oxides fantastic so we look forward to potentially relaxing a little bit with some of the lockdown conditions. And i think the one that will be looking forward to his if they'll let us not make it compulsory to have the masks on in the panama because coming into osama and that's been a pretty warmed i hate to i. It will be a little bit. Tricky and houghton plus street underneath those mosques smart. So i'm hoping that the change in waco week to suggestion that perhaps we may have to wear masks when my side buildings and shopping centers et cetera.
Guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65
"Guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died of cancer at the age of sixty five according to a person close to his family I marches are a letter with a look at his career before it even hit one hit the scene nobody played guitar like that but once he did every guitar player tried to copy him his riffs on songs like beautiful girls Runnin with the devil genies Cryin and Panama cemented his reputation as one of rock's greatest guitarists ever and he did it with a million watt smile van Halen said in nineteen ninety six interview music made sense to him everyone on the planet form again and I will I am very grateful and lucky that I found mine
Death by Lightning is Common for Tropic Trees
"The chance that a human being like you will be struck by lightning miniscule. But what if you're a tall tree in the tropics lightning happens in milliseconds, we can't predict where it's going to be and we generally can't find it after it's happened. So what a hard thing to study Evan Gora an ecologist at the University of Louisville now for the first. Time Goran and his colleagues were able to quantify the effects of lightning strikes in tropical forests around the world. Thanks to satellite data and a network of ground sensors. We saw the force that have more lightning strikes hitting hector per year have fewer large trees practice presumably because they're killed by lightening more biomass turns over years. So basically, the lightning seems to. Be Affecting the forest in causing trees to die, and then they have less total biomass in a ground survey Panama. The researchers found that a single lightening strike typically damages more than twenty trees and within a year five or six of them die the scientists combined this figure with their satellite data from around the world estimate. How many trees in tropical forests Die Each year due to lightning. We think around eight hundred and thirty million trees are struck by lightning at about a quarter of those around two hundred million are killed. So that's a lot and as I mentioned before we know that it's not just a random train, the force typically, it's the largest trees. The study is in the journal Global Change Biology. Gora says the findings revealed that lightning is one of the most important natural factors killing trees in the tropics. How climate change will affect lightning patterns is not well understood but some models predict more frequent lightening as the planet continues to warm, which could mean even more carbon storing trees would disappear chopping force basically function as our planet's. Main. Terrestrial. So. If decreasing the carbon stored in them, that's going to have a big effect on their ability to continue conditioning our planet and taking up all. That Carmen that producing Gore has work is just the beginning of this research. He hopes that future technological advances and fieldwork will help scientists better understand lightnings role in ecosystems across the planet the findings should be
The Secret Lives of The Palace of Fine Arts Swans
"Heading out to answer me question about how the swans are protected from coyotes is reporter Saul. Asana. Poor. I visit the Palace of fine arts at dusk on a misty grey weeknight. FOGHORNS. Are droning on in the background, but you can still hear the birds. Without Aharon. The swamp so they were hard to find I had to circle around the entire lagoon before I finally saw them we're looking for the. Oh Yes and. They're just hanging out in the open like this. There is one person who doesn't have any problem finding the swans. Her name is Gail Hagerty, and she is the Swan Lady I bow who they are across the water and people say to me well, how can you tell and I should? Because I've been taking care of them for so long for twenty five years. Gale has visited the swans daily and manage their diet mostly lettuce on a swan feed for dessert they get cheese. It's they loved they just goeke dessert for those. The Palace of fine. Arts. Has Two mute swans blanche and blue boy called mute swans because they don't make as many vocalisations as other types of swans. Blanche is very sweet and very forgiving. If I have to handle her, she will forgive me right away. Blue boy is he's the man of the lagoon. He doesn't like geese on their he doesn't like me. He's very large swan and He's always on a patrol always like who you who let you in and. But difficult personalities. Aside, these swans are graceful majestic when I see them on the water. It makes something in my soul feel whole and it's always been that way swans lived at the Palace of fine arts since it first opened during the Nineteen Fifteen Panama Pacific International Exhibition but one thing not in the design was an area to fence them off at night according to gale the Swan sleep out in the open. They are not put in any compound or any protective area in the evening. But where they go is they go into the gardeners nursery area which is fenced off, and they access that from the water to answer me, she's question coyotes haven't been. A problem for adult swans, swans are so big and so fast even on land they're fast I know because I had to run from him especially, but we've had swans for a long time. It's never been an issue for the adults but in the past, it has been an issue for the babies which are usually cared for on the lawn not in the gardener's nursery. Gail says a years ago the coyotes got to them eight them right there on site but doing some health issues, Gail says Blanche won't be having any more babies. So hopefully, coyotes won't be an issue. Now besides while on there are a lot of different birds at the Palace of fine arts. Course. Goes. We've got some horned owls in there and I won't see them normally might hear them.
NASA keeping close eye on Hurricane Isaias ahead of bringing astronauts back to Earth
"The threatening weather, NASA says the weather looks good for a Sunday afternoon splash down in the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida It'll be the first water landing for Astronauts in 45 years. Doug Hurley and Bob Benton took part in a farewell ceremony today at the International Space Station hours ahead of their plans. Departure on a space X Dragon capsule. NASA Administrator Jim Brian Steen making an appearance on Fox's Neil Cavuto live discussing what would happen if the crew can't undock from the international space station tonight. We're not gonna undock and unless we're very sure that they're going to be able to return as planned, that's number one number two. If something happens if there's Anomaly or something. We have about 36 hours of life support so they could continue orbiting for a period of time.
"panama" Discussed on Malicious Life
"panama" Discussed on Malicious Life
"In previous episodes of this podcast, we've told stories of people like Edward Snowden Julian assange Chelsea Manning. These were individuals who, when faced with dark realities about the powerful incorrupt, willingly put their lives on the line to spread the truth. The sheer balls necessary to do that because frankly baffling to. To drop any sense of a normal life attempts such a dangerous leak and keep your composure long enough to pull it off. Who would put themselves through something like Fat Daphne? Galicia is one journalist who did it, but she wasn't alone. She was just one part of a much larger corruption story, involving other journalists around the world, who also in doing what they were doing with putting their lives in direct danger at the heart of it all was a man who happens to be the guest on this episode of our show. My name is Busta Almir from Munich I I'm leading the investigation department at Searches title, which is the biggest. Daily paper will terminal. One evening in the winter of two, thousand, fifteen, busty and Obermeier was at home with his family. He was okay, but everybody else in the house was sick. His parents, his wife, his kids. Maybe it was an omen. He received pink on his phone. Hulu. John do interested in data. Who Are you? On no one just consensus. Who called himself Trudeau off need five was interested in data and I said. Yes as I find they always a good thing because it's kind of neutral in the beginning and. You can see what what do you want to do with it later? The nature of this data was not yet clear. In fact, it hardly seemed all doubt important role in the beginning I didn't know what to think of. We get many tax forget. Many many emails many lettuce actually hurting. Let us still from people who tell us that you know the half the biggest story now. And usually most of it is s, but still you know it's my chopped. Read it and to think about it. Just mind boggling amount of criminal activity going on here. How much data are we talking about more than anything you've ever seen? Did you get a sense of this person? Imagine. It's not like being on. You can't really gets no them like a tinder date, but what they like, you know what they were after. You're talking to this guy for a while or this person rather. The person was very much to the point. and. That's always a good sign. Or wants you to report material and make these crimes public. Why are you taking the risk? Or can't explain my rationale without making my identity clear and I hyper value, only the beginning that this person literally had an interest of was not much his personal interest, but more like a mission. And Usually is a report them. You get a lot of context from people. Another of Maine's let from people who have a very special special interest. They want you to this bad story or that story with a certain spin or whatever? And that guy. He just wanted me to look into it. and He. He seemed to be really genuinely interested in a channelised looking at that company and the documents that he had obtained. After some time the to build a report, a source demonstrated there were serious and best in demonstrated. He would take them seriously. Are Conditions My life. Zimba Changer will only chat over encrypted files. No Newton ever. I don't know exactly what he trusted me. Any type to be careful. Tried to help the person to set up a secure line to to make sure that he doesn't have to reveal his identity when handing over the first of documents. And Yeah maybe that. Helpful. The to open up private encrypted channel through which documents could be transferred for security reasons, he could not disclose to us by what means they did, so, but we can speculate. Ordinary news tips typically go straight through papers, phone, line or general email. More serious tips might be communicated via what's up which encrypt all of its messages. When Edward Snowden I contacted Glenn Greenwald. He used PGP encrypted e-mail and other leakers have done the same, but PGP can be difficult to set up for people with less technical background. Then Ed Snowden and what's. What's up has been exploited in some high profile cases for example that weird time when the Saudi Crown Prince Salman hacked. Jeff Bells and easy to use alternative to what's up these days is signal and other end to end encrypted messaging. APP signal is also free and open source, but was only released in its current form after the events of our story here. The leaker might have been best off using either secure drop or globally. These two services free and supported by freedom of speech focused nonprofits use the tore network typically with tales. security focused Lennox distribution in order to protect the IP location and identity, other leakers who use it secure drop in particular requires that journalist goes through a labyrinth. Ian Process requiring multiple USB's and computer systems. To secure the data uploaded by an anonymous source so when this data comes to you, is it dumped it once or over time? How do you handle that? So we we received in batches. Were too many documents to send all at once, so the League cure sent a small batch of them a taste of what was to come. Mesfin brought in his colleague Frederick. Obermeier no relation to help make sense of what he saw. Bastion could you give our listeners a sense for what it's like to be in that position during that point in your life. When you get that first message or the moment when the weight of the Story Really Sinks in. The frost message wasn't that now. It didn't feel like this. This is the beginning of something big. It was more like debt might be a story. Some, let's see. But when we found the best friend of flooding, Putin invent and the sitting Prime Minister of Iceland and the.
"panama" Discussed on Citation Needed
"And we're back when we left off the French were giving up on something and asking for America's help so good practice What's so imagine you're a salesman right so you've got this never again. No I get it. I get it now just in your imagination. You got this canal that you've got off load There is precisely one potential buyer and the goddamn university like the color but they wanted somewhere a little to Nicaragua. This is the job of one. Philip Bureau via all right after the Panama affair blows over in Paris. The course create a new company called the company Nouvel Daylight Bucket Panama or whatever Bhutto Verena is tasked with selling the French interest in that company and returning at least some investment to the three quarters of a million people who lost their shirts over this so he goes to the only potential buyer. Isa's hey you guys want the biggest financial disaster in history. I'll give it to you for one hundred million bucks and the US is like we'll take it for forty million bucks. And then what the fuck is he? He's like have this big money. Bonfire going you guys. WanNa pay me to bring some of your money back. I mean it seems super sure. But they don't actually by the canal up points and they can use. Those pointed does is gonNA use the Canal Anyway. Sir Right the whole presentation to get the golf clubs all right. So America gets the canal for a song. But there's a snag The deal that Dulles upside with the Colombian government didn't give him the right to sell especially not to a foreign government. Maybe you think about this. From Colombia's perspective the canal being controlled by some faraway European country or a company in a faraway. European country is way different as a proposition than it being controlled by the dominant military force in your hemisphere right and they weren't even consulted when the deal was being done between the US and his French company okay. We'll by your disease infested landslide. Mud Pits I got forty million right here Right there at the at the Nan Forte kept Sims in other teams. In order to main did you just one quick question. Yes Shar Shar so you have the right to sell me this property right. I've got an cinnabar. Of course I can't well I just did not know I mean I mean legally I probably should have checked all this but you know I mean dot my is and all is legally. You have saleable rights. That's the question I'm asking that question you're asking after you gave me for the million dollars. Well we I mean we spit in our hands and you're not going to give me back that money are you know. Don't tell my dad all right. So what Columbia was demanding. Here was not at all unreasonable. They wanted to kind of the forty million dollars at the company was getting. The company came in with a lot of big promises before they went bankrupt. The Colombian government and invested in this project themselves foregone tax revenue. Along the way to this bankruptcy they just wanted some level of compensation for that. I mean you gotta give something. The only thing that grows on this land. We gave you as cocaine. What are we supposed to talk to? The president of the United States at the time is one teddy rows of cocaine of resident. He says yes and he doesn't see the Columbia demands as reasonable at all. In fact he sees him as a shakedown. Because he's a buck and racist right like they literally word even asking the US to pay them anything. They were asking a private company a private French company to compensate them for violating a contract. But they were darker skinned than the French people so Roosevelt assumed that they were the bad guys in this story and then with absolutely no help from the US government by the way the fact that US Navy destroyers showed up just in time to block Colombian forces notwithstanding the people of Panama. All on their own rebelled against their Colombian government asking. Yeah and since the US had an official duty to protect the Trans Panamanian railroad under the bid lack jury and since things yeah since things looked like they were about to get violent white by Golly. They had no choice but to land a budget troops. Just an stop both armies before got out of hand. It's depressing how well are. Us foreign policy of middle school fighting seems to work just all the time everywhere. We we just show up. Push people into the middle of a circle and start young and then we drop a fucking Halliburton and Ville on both sides and then we get paid to clean up the bodies to also we own that middle son so that we can teach everyone in history class that the problem with that fight was communism. Yeah that tracks that draft to kids ominous so the Panamanian people rose up in this bloodless coup the US recognizes the rebel government immediately and as their first act a government they appoint Buono for Ria as their ambassador to the United States. The French do that. Show them the Goddamn canal so the US goes you and signed a canal treaty with the guys selling the canal without actual mania present acid hours that we had nothing to do with a Thomas. Edison's that global politics. That's a nice voice recording. Ah got there. Can I see it boom patented patented big great and now stand right there next to you? See Nikola Tesla right there with the red X now. We all know that the story ends with a canal where we look back on this. It seems like the. Us got ridiculously good deal but at the time a lot of people saw it as US buying the biggest financial disaster of all time which is exactly what we did how we lead a revolution in alienated entire continent for one hundred and seventeen goddamn years in counting for the right to buy the biggest financial disaster of all time so obviously the pressure is high to make this work all right so step one and making this canal happen. You GotTa Cure Malaria. Which seems like a huge fucking ask giving it that at like co evolved with the human species but fortunately for the entire effort the disease factor was recently identified as the mosquito and not only that but they actually figured out specifically which breed of mosquito carried it. There's just the one that is an important. You wouldn't WANNA kill the wrong mosquitoes all. Sorry Yeah So. How do you cure malaria? You get all the fucking mosquitoes that means literally going door to door making sure that there's no standing water for the little bastards to breathe in. It means fumigating constantly. It means cutting back big swath of jungle. So that's exactly what they did. I know as much as this is normally thought of as this story of a bunch of people die in a malaria. The efforts against that disease stand out as one of the biggest accomplishments of the entire project. Sure did and over four hundred thousand people each year still die of malaria. Just want to point that out. We figured it out. It just costs too much to save those people okay seasonal. We didn't cure malaria. What we did is we stopped it from spreading to white people so tomato. Fuck you say well actually. Yeah and that's all we did then too right so all. These advances pretty much only affected the white workers the work was segregated and the white workers were given pretty decent places to live especially if they were married and had kids. Black workers. Mostly Caribbean black workers were crammed into overcrowded and under provisions shit holes right so many of them took the option of foregoing company lodging altogether. And they'd stay in a nearby town or just out in the jungle where the malaria eradication efforts hadn't reached of course we don't really have numbers on it but it's worth emphasizing all these great benefits of modernity weren't exactly being doled out Farrell. Okay but employment in the black community was at an all time high. Let's be honest. And this is why we need to avoid big infrastructural change once you got disease under control for the white people. Let's be for the white people. Just gotTA tackle the big engineering problems now. The US got to leapfrog over the biggest hurdle for the French. Because they didn't go into it with these starry eyed hopes for a sea level canal they would be using locks to raise ships up to an artificial lake. A catoon lake and then lower back down on the other side That's all the shit out of the problems. First of all you don't have to dig out as much shit. Secondly you basically drowned the Chaggaris River. Which is the one causing you all the trouble the Andrea Yates method. Wow only Andrea. Yates look it up. So Google I don't know Google that third and maybe most important. Apparently tides on the Pacific side are way higher than on the Atlantic. And it's really hard to account for that with a sea level canal like. What was the French plan for that? Just like Dutch kid. That they were GonNa have sticker was all that being said. There are still plenty of engineering obstacles to overcome and there weren't a hell of a lot of people clamoring to take this job. Yeah I mean you go down in history. If you did but given the past performances it would probably be is another miserable failure. The US officially took over in May of nineteen o four under the direction of the student named John. Finley walls resigns after about a month the next to take the job was John Frank Stevens. He was a self educated engineer with a long background in railroad construction. That might not seem like the most significant qualification but added its heart. It turns out that this thing was actually mostly a railroad project and I really don't understand. Canals describe what is a lot canal? Put a train in water and took. The limiting factor is not. How much can you dig? It's how much dirt can you hold away from the dig site and that other guy who had failed earlier just walk away. Like how much wood could it would chuck wrong questions? So Stephen set up the system. That is crazy a efficiently..
"panama" Discussed on Citation Needed
"So what followed was one of the greatest engineering disasters of all top. There was no to predict that so we couldn't have asked left field so it was the largest financial failure in history to that point if you exclude the existence of war because there are fucking mountains along the way they're literally would have to chop down mountains to make this work and when you start digging out mountains they tend to slide more mountain and all that. Shit you just dug out okay. So through this every time that make some real progress a big little comb through digging away like role look won't Happen Dad Frank. Exactly what many years the fucked up thing is that? You'd have all your steam shovels and Shit right there were all the fucking burial shitless sly and as you can imagine. It isn't super easy to get industrial excavating equipment in the middle of. What's pretty much an uncharted jungle at this? Everytime they're digging out the canal decides collapse they just need a good motto. Like short ashore gentleman shorter. Show I don't know what to be fair. He had faith he could do this. And that will move mountains. I read all right right into your Syrup Hill and then it keeps rolling back down. Just the bird hefty my liver. It's fine on several landslides were far from the biggest problem in terms of mortality. That would be the disease. Malaria and yellow fever where the big ones now. There are no official numbers on the desk but we know that the desert was significantly higher than two hundred people a month. Right half a dozen people died of yellow fever every day. That's bad for all kinds of reasons. Among which is that it makes it like super hard to recruit. New People makes you need to constantly recruit New People. Make sure you don't have any experience people on hand and also not great for Morale Heath we may WANNA rethink our investment in the Wuhan Connecticut. Oh Ila job will be so outdated. I'm sure by the time this episode goes up. Chinese government will have that under control or so. The biggest problem in terms of engineering was probably the rain so Panama gets dry season of about four months a year and it just so happens that most of the surveying expeditions chose that time of year to do their work. I'm an honestly. Why wouldn't you right? You're going to get a lot more done if it's not raining all the time but that meant that the engineers planning this thing never a sense of just. How brutal and constant rain was there. Well they knew enough sender surveyors there when it wasn't an but it made they didn't realize how hard it was going to be to keep metal ship from rusting how hard it would be. To secure new excavations it also obviously increases the likelihood of landslides and perhaps most importantly it turns to Cha Cha grice river I believe is how it's pronounced the Chagas River which is right. Down the fucking path of the canal into a raging torrent that flooded its banks by more than twenty Steve. Jesus look we've figured out the fire spurts and the lightning sand but this flooding rhythms Kevin is headaches and tackled by Macabre. What fuck okay. This rodent is unusually large in size. This is all right so one thing you have to keep in mind here is that this is not a French government project doing this right. Dallas has a ton of support and help from the government. But this is a private enterprise the contract that the Colombian government signed up. The Panama was a province of Columbia at the time. was with Dell not the French government and this was all being funded by the money that he could raise selling stock in that new company. The fucking invisible hand was like all covered in calluses and shit and also malaria. That was thrive. Sound like a damn good deal. By comparison doesn't it was actually by comparison. Okay but but here's the thing. This stock is spectacularly easy from to sell the people that invested in the Suez Canal got fucking rich and since most of the banks shit thought that was a pipedream most of the original Suez. Investors weren't fat cats. There were a lot of stories of like working class folks investing a few hundred bucks savings in the Suez Canal and then retiring to the Rivera. So people were gobbling up a chance to get in on Della -ception newest. They couldn't afford not to write. And of course since most of his backers aren't the savviest of investors to begin with. They didn't really freak out when the actual progress kept coming in way under the projections. He just come out and see how it is when you bill they'd go okay They didn't freak out when he like kept going back and selling yet more bonds against the future earnings of this thing off sign or even worse what he literally sought government approval to sell voluntary by. Were basically like lottery tickets that paid off with bigger chunks of the canals future earnings. If you were lying but unlike other bonds they were just like regular lottery tickets worthless. So yeah that's not true so got to be the one selling the lottery. Tickets is off interest and that is why I diversified my portfolio muscle heavily invested in. Scratch Bingo one. That's the buying a bunch of killing all right so eventually the whole thing falls apart and construction stops on May fifteenth eighteen thousand nine. The company went bankrupt after spending a reported. Two hundred eighty seven million dollars about eight billion in today's money Killed off over twenty two thousand people and they say less than a fifth of a cow so needless to say the backlash France was seismic over. Eight hundred thousand. Investors lost everything. The core started tossing people in jail for misappropriating funds the ensuing scandal and stared names as big as Alfred Nobel. The the Price Guy Gustave Eiffel Tower Guy and well DILA SAPS avoided jail time. His son wasn't as lucky. So all that being said there was a perfectly good chunk of canal just sitting there for the taking and a pretty big country nearby. That really wanted one of those and was about to be presided over by ten year old boy that loved to play with his construction toys. Okay so sociopathic. Idiot was way too confident about a giant construction project. He defrauded investors and he never got convicted rate. All right I guess. We'll take a quick break while France holds our beer and we'll do a little odd gentleman how they work on my magnificent canal. Not Great just can't fill as you can see wherever we dig the high waters of the river. Fill in what we've done with landslides. I see perhaps should extend the shifts work. The men harder longer. Don't think so sir I wear you know what they say. No pressure no diamonds. You're tired Pozzo. Gentlemen twit. Where's the guy from yesterday? Oh Yeah Steve became convinced last night that he was in hell and the former with the devil so Steve Killed Him me. That's that's too bad really really is man. Yeah well he did bring donuts. Ask Good. That's good so what's the good word honestly not great we. We've gone from digging in the to running from landslides. That's mostly what we're doing now. Then slides yeah but when you actually succeed in digging into a mountain it's mostly landslides at that point. I say well keep up the good work and remember no pressure no diamonds. Yup Oh you heard that one I I have. Yes for that just so much water up. Don't you WANNA don't not good okay? I'm finishing last one.
"panama" Discussed on Bunny Ears
"Panama. Oh, I did it. Venezuela made his way, okay? Oh, we do India India, no Pakistan jacket. Okay. Cuba. Say Puerto Rico, but it's not the country. It's commonwealth. I know right knowledge. Then other ones. Belgium irish. Oh, do I lose? No, no. Keep going. You're going sixteen seconds left. What okay. Of mind. E-? Right. It's hard to while. After a while. They can't remember what we've already said before we should have a running list. Can I just lose? Time and time. Game again. I mean, I was sitting there going I can't wait to see Belarus. I'm ready for it. I'm gonna get that one in the chamber right there. So Antar does not a country. So what how does that work? Well, I think it's been claimed by multiple countries is. It's if it was a pie that'd be slices in Russia. Okay. Norway gets slice. Even nothing to do with Norway. So Antarctica, the only continent with no countries. Yeah. I think I think is valid. I think it's a very valid argument of yours. Yeah. Yeah. One of my mind. I know right. I knew. So we talked about some of the accident. You've been rejected by like before focus on the negative MAC. Why bring us down negatively what I wanted to do. I wanted to ask whether or not there's somebody that you kind of kept on going to Princeton, the only one prince the one that you kind of multiple again and were like, did you have multiple ideas? Yeah. They're like a half on her. So there was for nine hundred ninety nine very day. For nineteen ninety nine door. Yeah. I was going to do like a like a late night infomercial thing, you can just nineteen ninety nine. The whole bit on that. And and I'm sure there was actually an UHF since we're circling back to that the whole set peace in the middle. Now, the dire. Straits parody was originally supposed to be a parody of. Let's go crazy reprints. Oh, really? Yeah. There's a whole it was all written. It was all ready to go. And this is after printed turn termi down. If you've times where things come on friends, come on wasn't into it. Kept on that it and still never got. Have you tried now? I don't think I can get permission now, I know, but still people have asked me that. And you know, because I theoretically good could go to his state, but I pride myself on respecting the wishes of your rental artists and prince made his wishes extremely clear. So I'm not going to go back and try to get around that. All right. All right. And again, I mean, but I mean have you actually dead people before though, I mean, haven't you? I've done that. Yeah. See? Okay. But the. I know because he did George Harrison when you still alive six, and actually, you know, that one sticks with me all thank you. Just six words long. The I that's not actually written by George. I was a cover song Georgia did. So we didn't actually have to go to torture Of that. that. I'm actually good friends with this. Dan, you now fantastic. He's also the spitting image to if it's kind of crazy. It's some even looks just like his father got to go to the the George Harrison tribute a few years ago. And do do what is life with the orchestra and singers? And it was amazing. It was so fun. They did a whole like on Blu Ray or they did a big special for the night. Yeah. I just I had Jen candy on the podcast recently..
"panama" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Conspiracies history is riddled with unexplained events can turn back now or learn the stuff they don't go to no. Hello, welcome back to the show. My name is Matt our compatriot are better third is on a bit of an adventure. But he will return shortly better third. Usual crucial third in the meantime, they call me, Ben we're joined as always with our super producer, Paul mission, control deck, and most importantly, you argue you are here and that makes this stuff. They don't want you to know a little bit of true crime today. Matt. Yeah. Very true in very crime. Yes. And very much ongoing so longtime listeners will remember that back in the day. We had Alex winter on this show. That's right. You remember that? All yeah. Absolutely. It was one of my favorite interviews. We've ever done one of the Bill and Ted of the Bill and Ted's excellent adventure. And was the other one the guests journey journey journey featuring death, but he's not just some silly young kid running through time and trying to finish papers for history class. No that gentleman Alex winter. He is a documentarian, and he has put out some great work one was on the deep web or dark net. And that's what we interviewed him for. And this this guy Lou incredibly nice generous with his time lows hot pockets, I think that's still my favorite part of the interview did that make it onto the air. I don't know. I think we may have cut that part. There was a part in the interview just backstage off Mike, it was probably off Mike because we're professionals now or I he he said hang on guys who's making very good point about something said hold on. Hold on hold on sev- what? And then we hear dean in the background. It's like I'm making hot pockets. Like don't eat them as too hot yet, y'all. Just wait wait for second. Yeah. The weight it was the worst part, but we really bonded. Yeah. He did deep web, which was a. Fascinating exploration of something that I think a lot of people get wrong when they read about it in the news. But that is far from his only film. He also released a documentary recently on the Panama papers. Yes, the Panama papers, this is a topic that we've done an episode on before in the past. It was called money mystery and millionaires very it was very alliterative phase for us. Yeah. It was. But the the Panama papers were is a very serious thing. It was a leak the largest leak in human history. Something around eleven point five million files from dating back to the seventies to twenty fifteen or so that's two point six terabytes of data detailing these secret financial, relationships and attorney client privileged information. The kind of stuff you would never ordinarily see. Yeah. It was dealing. You're talking about shell companies and off. Four counts in secret, just money moving almost laundering almost in some cases. It was definitely laundry. Yes. So this this all comes from a law firm in Panama called Mosig on Seca. Yep. That's that's the one. And so you might wonder well, why why on earth would someone at mossy when Seca send out that much information? Well, there was a person who was identified as John Doe. They were given to a German newspaper by this anonymous person, and then there was a landslide essentially, a very secretive landslide of information and people investigating kind of in the shadows. Because of this seemed like very dangerous stuff to have. Indeed. Indeed, it did because this involves over two hundred thousand different offshore entities in this John do spoiler alert. Folks. That's probably not this person's real name. Can I you know gonna? Go ahead. Say it probably agree. Yeah. Yeah. I wouldn't ordinarily profile. But this this character this John Doe person said that they themselves feared for their lives. Because. The nature of the evidence. Just the facts the information that's involved in this leak, in some cases, it confirmed long suspected crimes, we know. This person is maybe doing something very white collar like tax avoidance..
"panama" Discussed on MeatEater Podcast
"And and that just does not seem palatable in any way shape or form but you know i was in panama over the winter now water's always warm those fish taste great good point but people do have that they're good in the winter grew up here net about suckers but i'm mad one kind of fun fish thing you know always try one extra thing i had brown trout eight a streamer a little too deep and kept brown trout that had not i only say that because i haven't intended to have trout that night can rearrange the menu and did the trout home blue blue yeah so if you don't know what this is it's basically you take some matic's and white vinegar and water get that too high sizzle and just fly the trout in there well when i gutted this brown trout it had a liver that was like this big i mean it was like two big thumbs doubled up and through that liver in there and it was not to be missed it was fantast good yeah in the old days name aid true tall blue blue trout i'm saying horribly the it was essential that you put a live trout because it skins would turn extra vibrant blue but that just doesn't feel quite right and got san obviously you you you get the vinegar bra because what it is like the skin turns blue for some reason i'll never understand but if you want to be really blew you put you slip a live trout into the boiling elixir which just one of those gore right there's just some things some things we don't do any more kids oh man no carp my last name is luhan so clearly tacos are pretty big in my household so i love red chili taco and just a really good some the prime cuts from either pronghorns or elk and some good ground red chilli from northern new mexico and some flower you get the mixture right and your pot and then you dump in your meat and you cook a little soley on the side and then which is like khomeini almost and you mix those up you have a big hearty stew probably the best my favorite meal you could put a house cat near tastes good right if you get that red chili get that if you get your if you get everything mixed up just right you could throw a carpet there to taste car carp talk but i've had that and it wasn't until i met you that i knew that there was like a tear are terroir was that word and wine tear terrar to wall of terroirs yeah like meaning that the each like each place sort of has its own thing that that imbibe flavor right and it's like a one thing that like this hill the south hill has extra quality that you don't get when we grow grapes on the north you've got like you're you're like being indu what valley chilies come fro yeah the hatch valley obviously everybody knows hats chilly but a lot of all canucks soil and then for the green chili and the northern new mexico the aspen yola valley is my family's preferred red chili which is green chili that's dried crushed you know ground and and then each it's interesting each of the pueblos in new mexico also take pry archie are green chilies better than the next door level screen chilly so everybody's kinda got their own strings and different ways of preparing it yeah integrate that into your wild game i integrate a lot of green chili red chili in into our wild game kazini my my wife does as well so yeah carp's serve you yeah was good you.
"panama" Discussed on The Takeaway
"A top dollar i mean in in the case of panama literally tens of millions of dollars for donald trump's name in brandon emperor tour are now um getting into expensive a nasty fights trying to get him out of the property and there's a whole bunch of reasons for that definitely um the president's image worldwide has not been good for his brand in terms of latin america and canada and so forth and it's a guest this sort of thing where where just the owners simply decided that this was not a good business association to be associated with trump and jeff how much of this has to do with politics i mean the the trump organizations point man in panama says this is a business dispute has nothing to do with the presidency whatsoever but it's also probably true that you and i are talking about this because the company has called the trump organization and not the jones organization how much does politics feed into this it's most of it i would say donald trump's popularity a worldwide is is not high and particularly not in latin america enemy aliens have definitely taken some of trump's rhetoric regarding immigration to be personally it's worth considering that trump is currently working to send hundreds of thousands of central american immigrants home and it's the sort of thing i think that that made it so that as one owner of a of the property down there in panama put it to me mrs not arrested spent seques with trump here there is no high season right this is supposed to be the the peak of year end simply the name was toxic and at this point at the trump international hotel and tower in panama city jeff that name has been chiselled off the sign for now has arrested meticulous basically one in and move trump out so yes absolutely the panamanian judicial system really does seem to have weighed in here um in terms of he's actual physical control the property now what the panama's made very clear is that it can't weigh in on the contractual disputes that stuff's under new york law.
"panama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"His there were so much money from russian oligarchs an oligarchy from some former soviet bloc countries that were invested in the offshore accounts that we've been talking about when the international consortium of investigative journalists in which you were a senior reporter was reporting on these documents on these and the secret accounts it tried to get a comment from the kremlin and so um pulling back for a second what has the russian reaction been to this and has putin had anything to say about all of these russian connected offshore accounts lewis was quite remarkable and we sent a list of questions to the kremlin uh before we published of course uh in the panama the panama papers among the questions was uh was when they're putin it had any role in uh the death of one of his top aides uh in a hotel room in washington dc and what happened was days before uh the release of of the panama papers the kremlin held a press conference where they denounced the stories which was something novel for me i'd i'd never seen a press conference where they denounce stories that didn't actually exist yet um but the beyond that uh they didn't and they alluded to the questions we had sent them as honey worded queries which i always thought was was quit the wonderful turn of phrase um but since then that some more interesting details have emerged uh you know putin of course claim that the you know her putin spokesman rather claim that the the heated know other the people who are involved in these companies um which might technically be true although he certainly knows very well the people whose money was being moved around by these companies.
"panama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"First it's the morning news podcast from npr the most important details about the biggest stories to get you ready to start your day so wake up with up first tomorrow morning you could find it on the npr one app you can also find it wherever you listen to podcasts has putin taken advantage of this secrecy world well this is a very good question because uh there have been estimates that that putin is one of the richest people in the world uh you know the us government under obama uh you know said that the bit his his salary was not at all representation of his wealth um if this is true if he is a multi billionaire as as many people suspect that money has almost certainly been funnelled through the secrecy world through foundations enter companies that then turned around and bought properties and shares and other companies um and it's it's one of the sort of most uh uh startling findings from the panama papers was a a network of uh of of offshore companies that was created by a banco bankrupt cya which saint petersburg uh based bank that putin has uh has been very close to an an and the us government said was essentially will set of the of the the the majority shareholder that he was the cashier of putin um so this banks set up a network of offshore companies that move billions of dollars around and and one of the one of the a stencilled owners of a couple of these companies was this musician name sergei ruled bouillon who happens to be uh one of putin's oldest and closest friends a man who has no business dealings uh that your new had no business dealings really that we knew of certainly has never professed to be involved in business i mean he's a he's a renowned classical cellist a not a businessman as he as he has said.
"panama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Pence any time in um it's a big question mark and uh and it's the kind of thing that's you know we might never know uh or there might be someone somewhere who will talk to a prosecutor and uh and explain what what's really going on so these connections that you've talked about between trump and oligarchy from uh former sovietbloc countries and from russia are these connections at would have been as clear had it not been for the leak of the panama papers no the panama papers i think shed a lot of light on on who these people were on on the business activities of his business partners um and they create sort of a a composite of of what of what these business partners a look like and and what is so interesting as is how the commonalities that they share you know they're they're dinasquet dynastic approach to to to to business you know it's a family enterprise just like it is with trump um their disdain four following of the rules of of any given nation and instead serve embracing the anythinggoes rules of the secrecy world um the fact that the you know that there that the the deep russian ties in this world um so the this is that he you know we wouldn't have really known a lot of this or been able to put the pieces together without these leaks uh so i think it's been crucial and then with a paradise uh papers we can really see you know how the people who who came later the people who funded trump's campaign other people who are and trump's cabinet how they use the secrecy world too you know because they are all incredibly wealthy they are the american version of the russian oligarch um and they're meal billionaires who are pushing of their own agendas um but hiding love their money through the secrecy world i guess this jake bernstein author of the new book secrecy world he's one of the reporters who broke the story of the panama papers we'll talk more after a break this is fresh air do a thanks for listening to npr news for just a bit more each morning you can start your day tomorrow with up.
"panama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Um it's a little bit more surprising that they show up so much with the trump administration and part of that i think is just the way trump and and the people around him have operated for years they have not been particularly discerning about where the where the money comes for their projects and they'll do business with anybody well and as you point out in your book about the panama papers um it it became hard became difficult for donald trump to get funding from us banks because of his bankruptcies r near near bankruptcies and because of all the money he spent in civil suits so he looked to other places and i guess russia was one of those places the oligarchy for were among those people he turned to yeah i mean he he he absolutely no hungered for that money and he was doing business with people who were very much in that orbit in of people like uh to fica reef who is a had a company called bay rock and worked with trump uh on the trump soho uh which trump gave the naming rights to an end did other stuff for um and to fee grief is a guy who made his his family made their initial fortune at the fall of the soviet union they they ended up with a bunch of uh a chemical factories that had been privatized um so i mean trump went where them where the money was and where people would now ask questions too much and and a lot of that was sovietbloc you know former sovietbloc money um now that becomes a problem later on course when he becomes pressing united states and because donald trump has not released his tax forms there's a lot we don't know about his finances.
"panama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Government and also by uh vladimir putin soninlaw russia again russia again russia is is is like up a vein that runs through both the panama papers and the paradise papers on russian there an unheard of the trump administration and part of the trump administration yes do you think that some part be cut because the russian oligarchy have like so much money and arson with so much criminal activity in russia anna a criminal activity inside the world of those oligarchy i think part of it is is the fact that the the russians have been offshoring for a long time uh the but it's important to go back to the fall of the soviet union where there was this mad rush for state assets cause everything was sort of owned by the state and the people who ended up with a lot of these state assets were former kgb officers people like vladimir putin and the and the and criminals in a mafia people and you had these sort of all of our oligarchs being created uh almost overnight and a lot of this money had already been hidden offshore you know but it was state money it was the the party's money or the kgb is money and and so they just sort of took it over but these guys have been using this secrecy world i mean since the cold war they're very good at it and and so it's not surprising that they show up in these leaks.
"panama" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The final chapter of my guest jake bernstein's new book secrecy world the book is about illicit money networks and the global elite a lot of the book is based on the panama papers the eleven and a half million documents leaked to journalists from a law firm and panama that created shell companies in which large corporations and wealthy individuals from around the world parked their money out of the view of their governments and their governments tax collectors to dig through and report on these pages a group of three hundred reporters from six continents work together through the international consortium of investigative journalists bernstein was a senior reporter with the consortium and before that worked at propublica this month the consortium broke another story the socalled paradise papers these are leaked documents from a law firm in bermuda that created shell companies among the people whose offshore interest are revealed in these documents are thirteen trump administration members advisers and major donors jake bernstein welcome to fresh air let's start by just pulling back a little bit what is the purpose of the offshore accounts that have been revealed in the paradise and panama papers i mean ultimately the purposes secrecy and the purposes to hide your activities or your money uh and to take advantage of certain benefits that you get from having stuff offshore having anonymous companies um these are their tax benefits of their benefits that one gets from being able to move money around in in sort of secret ways and so that's ultimately it's about tax avoidance or tax evasion and and keeping your activities your business activity secret especially if they're illegal activities.