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NPR News: 03-29-2020 6PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst New York State's death toll from the corona virus is approaching one thousand as. Npr's Joel Rose. Reports figures released today. Show that the state accounts for more than forty percent of all Cova nineteen deaths in the US. The number of deaths in New York state jumped by more than two hundred nine hundred sixty five. That's the biggest single-day increase so far. The number of total confirmed cases continues to climb as well but governor. Andrew Cuomo says the numbers aren't growing as fast as they were last week when the number of cases was doubling every two days now Cuomo says they're doubling every six days so you're still going up towards the apex but the rate of the doubling is slowing which is good news still cuomo extended the state's restrictions on non essential work and travel in New York through the middle of April and offered no timetable for when they might be lifted. Joel rose NPR news. Louisiana officials say the first federal inmate death from Cova nineteen happened in a rural prison. The Federal Bureau of Prisons Says Forty nine year old. Patrick Jones died Saturday after falling. Ill with the virus. Paul Bron from member station W. Arkaev reports Jones had an underlying health condition. Ten Days Ago Jones complain to prison staff that he had a persistent cough. He was evaluated by the facilities medical personnel and sent to a nearby where he later tested positive for Kovic Nineteen Bureau. Spokesperson said in a press. Release that Jones had long term pre existing conditions that contributed to his quick decline. He's about halfway through a twenty seven year sentence for drug charges when he died at least four other inmates at Oakdale Louisiana's Federal Correctional Complex have tested positive. The bureau prison says it is temporarily suspended social visitation nationwide and is quarantining new inmates for a period of fourteen days for NPR news. I'm Paul Braun and Baton Rouge Italian officials say the country's lockdown measures are starting to produce results the latest date on the death toll. A number of new virus cases suggest they're not increasing as rapidly. Npr SYLVIA POHJOLA reports the Civil Protection Agency said that the number of deaths has climbed by seven hundred fifty six to ten thousand seven hundred. Seventy nine and the total number of cases has reached more than ninety seven thousand. Dr Luca Raquel pointed out that the numbers of deaths and patients admitted to. Icu's have dropped the last two days by ten to fifteen percent. A sign he said. The lockdown is starting to work but after nineteen days of restrictive measures and fearing social unrest. The government approved a four point. Eight Billion Emergency Fund for vouchers for millions of Italians. Who can no longer buy. Food and pope. Francis has backed the United Nations call for a global ceasefire so the world could focus on fighting the corona virus outbreak. Silvia Poll Jolie. Npr News Rome this is NPR news. Elton John is hosting a living room concert tonight to raise money for victims and first responders. The fundraiser will be televised and streamed the musicians. Though we'll stay at home singers. Include Billy Irish Maria Care Mariah Carey Alicia keys and Tim McGraw. They're scheduled to appear and perform from their houses. The Kennedy Center is furloughed. All Ninety six musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra. The musicians received the news on the same day that the president signed the Emergency Relief Package which includes twenty five million dollars for the Kennedy Center. Npr's Elizabeth Blair has more. The Kennedy Center told the musicians. They would no longer receive a paycheck. After April third the musicians union immediately filed a grievance saying the action was in violation of the NFL's contract which provides six weeks notice before it can stop paying musicians for economic reasons. The Kennedy Center says the twenty five million dollars from the relief package will help pay essential personnel to ensure the center can reopen. When it's safe to do so in a statement Kennedy Center President. Deborah Rudder says without this funding the center would run out of cash for operations by mid May rudder also announced that she is foregoing. Almost all of her one point two million dollar salary. Elizabeth Blair. Npr News Washington at award winning conductor and one of the world's most popular contemporary classical music composers has died Kristof Hendra rescues. Music was featured on the soundtracks of the exorcist. And the shining he also influenced rock groups ranging from the band to radiohead. He died at his home. He was eighty six Janine herbst and listening to NPR news from Washington.
NPR News: 12-30-2020 10AM ET
"Live from npr news. I'm nora raum. The senate will not consider a standalone. Bill passed by the house to increase pandemic relief checks from six hundred dollars to two thousand but senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell says he might allow consideration if bill also addresses other objections to the pandemic relief package raised by president trump stocks opened higher this morning as six hundred dollars pandemic relief payments began going out. Npr's scott horsely reports. The dow jones industrial average rose more than one hundred fifty points in early. Trading stocks were mostly higher overnight in europe and asia london's footsie index rose as authorities in the uk. Granted the first emergency green light for covert nineteen vaccine developed by oxford university and the pharmaceutical company astrazeneca stocks in the us slumped on tuesday after a push to boost pandemic relief payments. To two thousand dollars. Hit a roadblock the senate. Gop senate leader mitch. Mcconnell has tried to saddle the larger payments with other provisions that have less support among senate democrats boeing shares gained altitude early yesterday but ended the day. Flat the jet maker seven thirty seven. Max plane flew commercial passengers for the first time tuesday after being grounded for more than a year and a half scott horsely news. Washington forty-one-year-old congressman elect to loop let low Louisiana has died of covid nineteen just days before it was scheduled to be sworn in washington from member station w. r. k. f. Paul brown has more let low or republican. I announced he had tested positive for covid. Nineteen on december. Eighteenth less than two weeks after winning his congressional seat in a runoff election. One day announcing his diagnosis let low was admitted to a regional hospital in monroe louisiana. He was later transferred to auch. Lsu health intrigued port for more advanced care. He died there tuesday. The forty one year old is survived by his wife and two young children let low began his career in politics. Working for former louisiana governor. Bobby gentle he won the december fifth runoff in louisiana and was set to take office in january for npr news. I'm paul braun inbound rouge after a marathon session. Argentina approved a law early. This morning to legalize elective abortion becoming the first major latin american country to do so. Npr's phillip leaves has more until now abortions only been permitted in cases of rape or where the mothers the mothers life was seriously at risk. This new law makes abortion legal in the first fourteen weeks. Supporters of it say tens of thousands of argentine. Women goes a hospitalized each year because of unsafe underground abortions that more than three thousand women have died in the last few decades because this. They hope that this will do a lot to help end. That npr's philip greaves stock. Prices continue to climb. The dow is now up one hundred sixty points. The snp is up sixteen. This is npr news in yemen. Explosion struck the airport in the southern city of aden today. Shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed cabinet landed officials say at least thirteen. People were killed dozens. More were wounded. No group has claimed responsibility. According to newly released clinical trial data one of china's leading covid nineteen vaccine. Candidates has a nearly eighty percent protection rate against the disease. Npr's john ruiz reports the vaccine is being developed by an affiliate of china's biggest state owned pharmaceutical company sino-pharm. The company reported some results of its phase. Three clinical trials they show. The vaccine demonstrated efficacy rate of seventy nine point. Three four percent against the disease. That's about fifteen percentage points lower than the rates reported for the pfizer biontech and moderna. Vaccines both have been approved for emergency. Use inner being administered in the us. The chinese company says it is applied for conditional approval of its vaccine during the summer china gave emergency use approval for some vaccine still under development. Hundreds of thousands of people have already received inoculations. The government has pledged to make any vaccine developed in china a global public. Good john rich. Npr news britain today authorized the emergency use of the covid vaccine developed by oxford university and astra zeneca. It's the first country to do. So officials say britain has bought one hundred million doses and we'll start distributing next week. This vaccine can be stored in regular refrigerators and doesn't need the altar. Hold temperatures some other vaccines require. I'm nora romm npr news.
NPR News: 04-22-2020 4AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens the. Us House is poised to take up a new wave of corona virus relief funding totaling nearly half a trillion dollars. Npr's Claudia Griselda says. The measure could end up on president. Trump's desk later this week. The Senate approved the plan to replenish popular small business. Loan program that recently ran out of money house speaker. Nancy Pelosi called the bills additional new funding for hospitals and testing a great victory. The House could send the measure to the president on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell says Congress may not take up another relief bill until it returns next month. Npr's cloudy grew. Sal is reporting. The Food and Drug Administration has green-lighting the first home kit to collect samples for corona virus testing but NPR's Richard Harris reports that the test requires a doctor's order the FDA previously made it easier to collect samples for corona virus testing by approving the use of swabs that collect from the front of the nose as opposed to deep in the nose and throat. Now they've taken that one step. Further people will be able to collect their own samples at home with medical grade swabs and mail them to Labcorp which is producing these test kits. The FDA says this is as safe and accurate as collecting a sample. In a doctor's office. Labcorp a major medical laboratory says it will make the service available in most states in the next few weeks. The FDA approval for collection is only for this one particular product right now Richard Harris. Npr News as rock-bottom crude prices panic oil markets energy regulators in Texas are considering ways to try to prop up the industry from Austin K. UT's motza shell. Reports at any production cuts would be contingent upon cooperation from other oil producing states and countries. It's been almost fifty years since Texas oil and gas. Regulators used their authority to limit the amount of oil companies can pump from the ground but state regulator Ryan sitting proposed a twenty percent cut to production for large companies to reduce oil supply and stabilize. Prices we are seeing a level of demand destruction and a level of wheel industry downturn than the happened over a course of years now happening over a course days ultimately. The vote was pushed back to next week before then. Texas officials will talk with counterparts in Oklahoma North Dakota and Canada if Texas regulators move ahead with cuts to production they want commitments from other states and countries to do the same for NPR news. I'm Mozambique Shell. In Austin and trump administration is ordering Chevron to wind down its operations and Venezuela by December with only limited operations there until then it's part of the US let campaign to pressure Venezuela's embattled leader to give up power Chevron is the only major US oil companies still doing business in Venezuela where it's invested in oil fields that are valued at more than two billion dollars this is NPR news a Louisiana Pastor accused defying. A state wide ban on large gatherings has been arrested again as w arcade Paul Braun reports. The church leader is now charged with aggravated assault over an alleged encounter with a protester. Police say pastor. Tony Spell nearly backed a bus over a man protesting in front of Life Tabernacle Church central Louisiana on Sunday after posting bond. A defiant spell told a crowd gathered at the jail that the state's restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the corona virus by late his rights to assemble and worship freely. He said he has no plans to cancel. Services or start preaching online for more than a month spell services have drawn crowds of angry protesters and hundreds of congregants more than five hundred people showed up on Easter Sunday. But attendance is said to be down in recent days after it was widely reported that a member of the church died from covert nineteen for NPR news. I'm Paul Braun in Baton Rouge. Scientists say the global travel restrictions are prompting some changes to the Earth's environment making it cleaner and wilder air. Pollution is reportedly down thirty percent in the northeastern United States and down nearly fifty percent in Rome. Researchers say that sea turtles are nesting better and the absence of human interference and that more wild animals including coyotes pumas and goats being cited in urban areas on Asian stock market shares closed mixed today lower in Tokyo. Us futures are up around one percent and pre trading. I'm Shay Stevens. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 08-29-2020 11AM ET
"Live from NPR, news I'm Barbara Klein the union representing police officers involved in last Sunday's shooting of a black man and Kenosha Wisconsin says Jacob Blake was armed with knife and strongly resisted arrest before he was shot seven times in the back. Meanwhile protesters they're continue to demand justice. They're also hailing Anthony Huber one of the protesters shot and killed by a gunman this week, his girlfriend Hannah getting says, he ran after the gunman to disarm them and pushed her out of harm's way. Anthony didn't just run after a gunman not. Knowing what the possible consequences of that action would be like you push me into an alleyway. They ran off. So take buddy down. That's a hero and Illinois judge has postponed a decision on whether the alleged gunman Kyle Rittenhouse should be extradited to Wisconsin to face charges. Cleanup is underway in Louisiana after hurricane. Laura struck Thursday morning with up to one hundred, fifty mile an hour winds at least ten people died and Paul Brown of member station W. R. K. F. reports recovery is a massive undertaking more than six, hundred, thousand homes and businesses are without. Electricity and at least eighty water systems were compromised by the storm affecting an estimated two, hundred, twenty thousand people that's causing us to have a rolling series of evacuation. So we're having to do nursing homes and from hospitals. So restoring power getting water backdrop is incredibly important city officials in Lake Charles. Louisiana say water treatment sites took a beating from the storm and it may be weeks before the water will start flowing again. President Donald Trump is expected to visit Charles on Saturday to observe the damage with state and local officials. For NPR news I'm Paul Braun Inbound Rouge. The Food and Drug Administration has altered its rules regarding the experimental covid nineteen drug Rendez severe NPR Sydney Lufkin reports. It can now be dispensed to all hospitalized corona virus patients desa there is the experimental covid nineteen drug made by Gilead Sciences it's not yet fully approved by the FDA, but in May the agency authorized for emergency use in hospitalized patients with severe disease these are patients who need supplemental oxygen now, the agency. Says, Rim desktop can be given to all hospitalized covert nineteen patients and it's formerly expanded its emergency use authorization. The FDA says it made this decision based on the totality of scientific evidence study published earlier. This week indeed showed that REMM DESA VIR did make a difference for patients with moderate covid nineteen after our five day course of the drug. But there's a catch. The authors concluded that this difference was quote of uncertain clinical importance. Sydney Lumpkin NPR news this is NPR Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Berlin March for several hours today to protest corona virus restrictions in the German capital police later dispersed the crowds after marchers failed to respect orders to wear masks socially distance some waved American and Russian flags. Tour de France kicked off today in the French Riviera city of niece, the three week race had been postponed for two months because of the corona virus pandemic. But as NPR's eleanor beardsley reports, that's not the only change this year, you won't see large crowds lining the roads to cheer the riders. Crowds will be restricted at the arrivals and departures won't be allowed to lie on the roads on mountain climbs. The one hundred and seventy six riders will be enclosed in bubbles of up to thirty teammates, including doctors and drivers during the entire three week race longtime tour fans Hosoi Yard says there's bound to be less enthusiasm this year. Named McCall's door's always been synonymous with summer vacation. He says now with people back at work and not out on the roads cheering, it won't have the same spirit. This year's twenty two hundred mile race will be grueling with an exceptional ten mountain stages eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris. Actor Chadwick, Bozeman has died best known for his starring role in Black Panther. bozeman played several iconic real life figures including Thurgood Marshall and Jackie. Robinson he'd battled colon cancer for four years. Bozeman was forty three. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news.
NPR News: 10-12-2019 11AM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like xfinity X. by get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply Yankees play game one of the American League Championship Series Tonight I'm Barbara Klein N._p._R.. News in Washington for a player who spoke out in favor of democracy in Hong Kong NPR's James DUBEC reports the company came under fire from gamers and politicians in Turkish air strikes have targeted several towns within the corridor raising concerns of security breaches at camps housing former Isis fighters and their families for a job well done adding that he was leaving the position to spend more time with his family trump also credited macalinsan for re a powerful typhoon has slammed into Japan making landfall on Honshu with the heaviest rain and winds in six decades more than official population of about thirty thousand people the Turkish Defence Ministry says the town's residential center has been taken over by Turkey and its Syrian opposition allies trump says he plans to name a new acting secretary next week Louisiana voters are casting ballots today for governor it's a primary the election but as Paul Braun of member station W. R. K. F. Reports Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards could end the race early with a strong showing all surrounding villages have also been overtaken the United Nations estimates that one hundred thousand people have been displaced this week during Turkey's offensive along serious northern border trump hasn't endorsed either candidate but he traveled to the state Friday to urge Conservative voters to unseat Edwards the only Democratic governor in the deep south for NPR news. I'm Paul six million people are being told to evacuate the capital Tokyo the video game company Blizzard says it's reducing penalties meeting today and they condemned Turkey's operation as an invasion and demanded encore ended Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin Matt doesn't he would be much more vulnerable in a one on one contest with either of the Republican challengers in the race Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddy responding president breath if no one earns fifty percent plus one vote recent polls show Edwards within striking distance of crossing that threshold and winning the second term if he adducing the number of migrants crossing into the US illegally at the Southern Border Michelina took over for Kirstin Nielsen who resigned in April he says it is targeting Kurdish led militias which it considers a terrorist group for NPR news. I'm Jay Bruce Karen in Istanbul Arab League foreign ministers held an emergency kaleen is resigning NPR's Windsor Johnston reports president trump announced the secretary's departure on twitter last night in a tweet trump prays macalinsan and border city after clashes with Kurdish led militias Duri Karen reports from Istanbul the town of Russell sets on the northeastern part of the Syrian border a statement Friday Blizzard Entertainment President J. Allen Brack said the company reacted too quickly when it suspended an e sports player for a year and made him museum has what's called a jungle primary it pits all candidates against each other in the first round of voting the top two regardless of party will meet in a runoff election next month Auberon in Baton Rouge a top negotiator for united auto workers striking against General Motors says he's waiting for a response to a counter proposal Terry dentist says if GM accepts it they'll have a tentative agreement to end nearly four week long strike this is NPR forfeit
NPR News: 08-29-2020 4AM ET
"Live from NPR news I'm Nora Raum House Democrats are working on a resolution to hold secretary of State Mike pompeo in contempt. NPR's Michelle. Kellerman reports the accuse him of Obstructing House oversight and breaking his own rules by appearing at the Republican National Convention the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Democrat Eliot Engel has a growing list of complaints about Secretary Pompeo. It includes the secretary's refusal to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry and his quote willingness to bolster as Senate Republican, led smear against president trump's political rivals. Angle also accuses pompeo of. State Department Guidance and possibly the law by delivering this speech to the Republican National. Convention while on an official government trip abroad, the State Department describes angles press release as quote, political theatrics and an unfortunate waste of taxpayer resources. Michele Kelemen NPR news Washington the Food and Drug Administration has altered its rules around experimental Cova nineteen drug called Rim Desa Vir. The drug can now be given to all hospitalized patients who? Test positive for the virus NPR's Sydney. Lumpkin reports from desktop. Here is the experimental covid nineteen drug made by Gilead Sciences. It's not yet fully approved by the FDA but in May, the agency authorized for emergency use in hospitalized patients with severe disease these are patients who need supplemental oxygen. Now, the agency says room de severe can be given to all hospitalized covid nineteen patients and it's formerly expanded its emergency use authorization. The FDA says it made this decision based on the totality of scientific evidence a study published earlier this week indeed showed that rim desa there did make a difference for patients with moderate covid nineteen after our five day course of the drug. But there's a catch the concluded that this difference was quote of uncertainty in clinical importance. Sydney Lufkin NPR news hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents are without power or water. After Hurricane Laura, the storm came ashore. Most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the US governor John Bel Edwards says that ten people in his state died. Paul, Bron of member station W. R. K. F. in Baton Rouge reports, Edwards warned that Hurricane Laura's aftermath could be just as deadly as the storm itself more than six hundred thousand people are without electricity and more than two, hundred, twenty, thousand have no running water. Half of the storm related deaths reported so far were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from people running generators inside of their homes, and the lack of water has shuttered several area hospitals and compromised first responders ability to fight any fires sparked by downed power lines. Paul Braun of member station. W. R. K. F. reporting. This is NPR news. Cooler humid weather is helping firefighters in California make progress against several major wildfires. Evacuation orders have been lifted for tens of thousands of people in the San Francisco Bay area. Actor Chad with men has died at the age of forty three a statement from his family said the Black Panthers Star has been battling colon cancer for four years. He died yesterday at his home in Los. Angeles NPR's Andrew Lumbang has this appreciation as a Black Panther Chadwick bozeman walked the fine line between quite in. Regal. Proud yet flawed I am king, of Wauconda. And it is my responsibility to make shot. Our people are safe Bozeman was also known for playing real life black icons to Jackie Robinson James Brown Thurgood Marshall Bozeman grew up in South Carolina with confederate flags flying behind him as you went to school and he told NPR and twenty seventeen that growing up there helped shape him for these roles I. Understand what it is to exist in that space and find your manhood according to the statement from his family much of Chadwick it's work was filmed inbetween countless surgeries and chemotherapy Angela among NPR news the NBA playoffs are set to resume today play stopped Wednesday Walkie Bucks wouldn't take the court against Orlando to protest the police shooting of Jacob. Blake. In Kenosha Wisconsin other teams than declined to play the League in the National Basketball Association said there setting up a coalition of players, coaches and owners to focus on criminal justice reform? I'm Nora Raum NPR news.
NPR News: 09-13-2020 10PM ET
"Live from NPR news I'm Janine herbst thousands of people are out of their homes in the West as wildfires burned out entire communities more than thirty people have died in fires in Washington State California and Oregon dozens more missing Oregon was hard hit. Senator. Jeff Merkley says the scenes in his state are apocalyptic. I could never have envisioned this the east wins came over the top of the mountain proceeded determine the fires into blow torches at went down and just incinerated a series of small towns like Blue River in Phoenix and talent speaking there to ABC's this week the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for southwest. Oregon today citing dry weather and strong gusty winds dense smoke is blanketing several states prompting air quality were warnings President Trump is at its California tomorrow for a briefing on the fires hitting that state tropical storm Sally is lashing southern Florida with heavy rain and gusty winds and for castres say the storm could strengthen to a category two hurricane before making landfall in southeast. Louisiana early Tuesday morning just weeks after hurricane, Laura, devastated communities on the other side of the state from member station W. R. K. F.. Paul. Brown has more Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warned Louisianans not to take this storm lightly we have every reason to believe. That this Represents a very significant threat to the people of Southeast Louisiana, was the record high winds of Hurricane Laura that did the most catastrophic damage when it made landfall last month and while sally could bring sustained winds of one hundred miles per hour and more than ten feet of storm surge and coastal communities. Forecasters say maybe most threatening as a rain event, the storm is expected to move slowly over southeast. Louisiana. Inundating communities already prone to flooding with more than a foot of rain for NPR news I'm. Paul Braun in Baton Rouge Mississippi's Governor Tate Reeves has declared a state of emergency in preparation for the storm a federal judge deciding with state officials in Colorado in blocking the post office from distributing confusing mailers ahead of the election from Colorado Public Radio Alison Sherry has more Colorado has had all male elections since two thousand thirteen state Attorney General Phill Wiser took the US postmaster general to Federal Court over the weekend challenging a flyer distributed by the postal service that gives generic instructions about voting by mail. AG. Wiser. Says some of those instructions are wrong in Colorado and he called it reckless for the postal service to disseminate misinformation fact that they didn't do any homework before savings out is malpractice a federal judge agreed with wiser and issued a temporary restraining order halting any further distribution of the mailers. The Postal Service has appealed the decision for NPR news. I'm Alison Sherry in Denver. This is NPR news. In Los. Angeles the search continues for a gunman who shot and wounded two police officers. As they sat in their cruiser they were able to radio for help. The apparent ambush sparked an anti police protests outside the hospital where the two deputies are being treated. They underwent surgery last night police released video of the shooting showing a person opening fire through the passenger side window of the squad car apparently without warning or provocation secretary of State Mike. pompeo warns the escalating conflict between NATO allies. Greece, and Turkey over offshore energy reserves is helping. The alliance's enemies. Joanna Kakissis reports Pompeii Oh, made the remarks after travelling to Cyprus this weekend Greece and Cyprus both European Union member states say Turkey is violating international law by sending ships to their territorial waters in search of natural gas reserves, Athens and Ankara threatening each other their worships patrol, the sea borders Palmdale, urge them to talk his visit comes days after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov offered to mediate Greek Prime Minister Kitty. Echoes. Mitsotakis significantly increasing defense spending but applauded on Chris decision to send home a drilling ship could if someone says. We want to talk with Turkey. It's attack you said, but not in the climate of provocation for NPR news I'm Joanna Kakissis in Athens. Asian markets are trading higher at this hour the Asia. Dow Up just over one percent the Nikkei in Japan up about six tenths of a percent, the Hang Seng and Hong. Kong up nearly a half percent I'm Janine herbst and you're listening to NPR news.
NPR News: 10-13-2019 7AM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like xfinity X. by get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply elections being held in Hungary today in Tunisia voters participating in the second round of the country's presidential election I'm Dr Snyder N._p._R.. News in response to a wave of violent protests sparked by the scrapping of fuel subsidies a doubled the price of gasoline indigenous leaders at the forefront of the protests say they are willing to negotiate a first round of talks scheduled for today Canada's unemployment rate has again fallen this time to a near forty year gene looming above the wreckage that appears dangerously unbalanced for NPR news. I'm just Clark in New Orleans you're listening to NPR news each four hundred thousand in the coming days president trump's decision a pullback US forces from eastern Syria drew swift criticism from both Republicans while the Kurdish led administration in the region now says more than seven hundred Isis supporters have escaped following Turkish shelling of camp where they being held in Louisiana and Democratic lawmakers say the decision endangers regional stability and risk the lives of Syrian Kurdish allies in the fight against Islamic state was under construction at least two people were killed and more than twenty were injured this morning emergency workers preparing to resume the search for one person who remains unaccounted for says more and more Syrians are being displaced by the fighting Turkish backed forces seized parts of another northern Syrian town salute according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights further collapse. They say they haven't determined why the building fell fire crews are trying to stabilize the structure officials are also concerned about a crime army troops are on the streets of Ecuador's capital President of the need Moreno has ordered the first twenty four hour curfew in decades bridge ask Clark of member station WWF reports on what happened construction crews working on the hard rock hotel when a rumble shook the structure and one side of the building the added fifty four thousand jobs most of them full time the national unemployment rate now stands at five point five Percent Statistics Canada says the growth was also mainly in four days the military operation has displaced some one hundred thirty thousand civilians according to a UN estimate the UN says the number of people needing aid and protection could ourselves because over the next five weeks the partisan forces in Washington DC YOU'RE GONNA pull out all the stops President Donald Trump traveled to the state on Friday to urge brought member station W. R. K. F. in Baton Rouge reports Edwards finished with forty seven percent of the vote just shy of the fifty percent plus one he needed to end the race early the John Bel Edwards the only Democratic governor in the deep South is headed to a runoff after falling short of an outright victory in Saturday's Gubernatorial Primary v Day Turkey ignoring international calls to end its incursion and his Turkish military forces and their Syrian allies press on NPR's Peter Kenyon one percent of the vote for NPR news. I'm Paul Braun in Baton Rouge Governor Edwards was in New Orleans on election day he visited the site of the partial collapse of a hotel elapsed and a cascades of
NPR News: 07-12-2020 4AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone. Japanese authorities are demanding tough prevention measures amid a coronavirus outbreak at two US military bases on Okinawa. More than sixty marines have been diagnosed with Kobe nineteen since July seventh officials on Okinawa say US military officials have told them the bases are now in lockdown. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University report there have been three point two million covid nineteen cases in the United States with almost one hundred thirty five thousand deaths. Starting Monday, nearly all Louisiana residents will be required to wear face masks and Public Paul Brown of member station W. R. K. F. Reports the announcement from Governor John. Bel Edwards comes a day after the state recorded its highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases until now the Democratic Edwards had let local leaders make their own decisions about masks, and he supported mask mandates in New Orleans Baton Rouge and Shreveport, but Republican officials, and some of the state's new hot spots, including Lafayette and Lake Charles have openly opposed the policy. So Edwards stepped in, and if you don't like the mandate, then don't like it, but were you mask anyway? It's the right thing to do. It's essential thing to do. Edwards is also shutting down the state's bars, which have been the site of dozens of outbreaks and accounted for hundreds of cases since they reopened in the middle of June for NPR news I'm Paul Braun in Baton Rouge the US census. Bureau says it can no longer meet the currently. Go deadlines for reporting the results of the twenty twenty cents NPR's hunting. Hunting Wong. Explains Federal Law Requires a Census Bureau to report the latest population counts for each state to the president by the end of December. More detailed data used to reach all voting districts are due to the states by the end of March two, thousand, twenty one, but the bureau is Associate Director for the count Alfons no says. The pandemic has forced to bureau to push back its plans. We are half. The window of being able to get those college by those days despite back in April the bureau. Ask Congress to pass four month extensions for those deadlines. Meanwhile, the bureau says it plans to keep collecting census responses online over the phone, and through the mail until the end of October on Zuluaga NPR News New York. President trump is not apologizing for commuting the sentence of former campaign aide, political confidante Roger Stone Stone was charged with lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering. He went to trial and was convicted. Trump told reporters. was treated. Horribly Roger Stone recruited very unfairly. Roger Stone was brought into this switch on this. Political, witch hunt and the Muller. Scam scam because it's been proven falls. The White House said they were worried. Stone might contract coronavirus in prison. This is NPR. At this stage in the election year was a foregone conclusion, but in the twice postponed presidential primary vote in Louisiana. There are no surprise. Winners president trump face no serious challenge. He won the state GOP presidential primary ballot on the Democratic side. There were fourteen contenders and all former vice president Joe Biden took his party's victory in Louisiana. Voting had been postponed due to the pandemic seven time Nascar series champion Jimmy Johnson will be back in the driver's seat this afternoon after missing last week's race because he tested positive for Corona Virus Greg. To negative corona virus tests have cleared the way for Jimmy Johnson to race in the four hundred. Mile Cup race at Kentucky speedway Johnson says he was a symptomatic before last weekend, and felt anger with the results, then anger related to the pandemic through me, being positive through me missing a race to me, not being with my team. The fear of my children's is I mean it's just if you're. Heading everywhere before missing last week's race, at Indianapolis Johnson, made six, hundred, sixty, three consecutive starts the fifth Boston series history for NPR news I'm Gregg. Lieutenant J G Madeline swaggie US Naval Academy class of two thousand seventeen has become the US Navy's first black female tactical aircraft pilot swivel of Burke, Virginia has completed naval flight. School is now due to receive the traditional wings of gold. She'll be flying with the red hawks of training. Squadron Twenty one in Texas. I'm Louise Schiavone NPR news Washington.
NPR News: 07-11-2020 10PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston President. Trump continues to defend his decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and advisor Roger Stone, speaking outside of the White House today, trump said stone was treated unfairly during the former counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election. Extremely happy because in this country they want. Justice and Rogers don't was not treated properly so a very happy with what I did. Former special counsel Robert. Muller is pushing back against claims. That Roger Stone was a victim of the investigation in a Washington Post op. Ed, Muller said the probe was of paramount importance and stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. Starting Monday nearly all residents in Louisiana will be required to wear facial coverings in public. Paul Braun of member station. W. R. K. F. reports the announcement from governor. John Bel Edwards comes a day after the state recorded its highest single-day total of new corona virus cases since the outbreak became. Until now, the Democratic Edwards had local leaders make their own decisions about masks, and he supported mask mandates in New Orleans Baton Rouge and Shreveport but Republican officials in some of the state's new hot spots, including Lafayette and Lake Charles have openly opposed the policy so Edwards stepped in, and if you don't like the mandate. Then don't like it, but were you mask anyway? It's the right thing to do. It's essential thing to do. Edwards is also shutting down. The state's bars have been the site of dozens of outbreaks and accounted for hundreds of cases since they reopened in the middle of June for NPR news I'm Paul Baran in Baton Rouge? Atop writer at Fox, news channel has resigned after it was revealed that he had written a series of racist and sexist posts under a pseudonym. NPR's David Folkenflik reports Blake neff road for a primetime show hosted by Tucker Carlson. The writer, Blake neff posted about blacks Asian Americans and women for years, suggesting whites needed to defend themselves against a society increasingly defined by people of color among the ways CNN identified him a self enough posted online showed him in the reflection of a window, taking the picture Fox confirmed nef's resignation, but would not comment. Crossing has repeatedly been condemned for flirting with racism and sexism or according to critics. Critics even embodying them most recently Carlson questioned the patriotism of Senator Tammy Duckworth a double amputee from her US army days when Iraqi insurgents blasted the helicopter, she was flying out of the sky. She's Thai descent. Carlson did not come in about NEFF, but in a segment Friday night. He complained of an online mob especially, he said CNN David Folkenflik NPR news. You're listening to NPR news in Washington. In California, the nearly two hundred fifty year old San Gabriel mission is nearly destroyed. After a fire broke out this morning, the church was being renovated. Firefighters had to escape the inside of it when the roof began to fall. The Interior is hard. President! Trump says he's ordered federal law enforcement officers to Portland Oregon to quell the protests that have at times turned violent. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Conrad, Wilson reports, demonstrators have gathered to protest police violence on a nightly basis for the past six weeks at a military briefing Friday trump turned to department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf in asked for an update on the protests in Portland we should do there. Recently. It was out of control. The locals couldn't handle it and you. People are handling it very nicely. Wolf told the President D.. H. S. on the Department of Justice. are quote surging resources in Portland that led to several arrests? What we see in Portland is really a smaller example what we see around the country regarding some of the civil unrest in in the attacks, law enforcement Portland police and city officials declined. Declined comment in addition to Portland. The agency deployed officers to Seattle. Washington DC and Gettysburg Pennsylvania for NPR news I'm Conrad Wilson in Portland Record. Heat is expected to continue across many parts of the south excessive heat warnings are in effect in California Arizona and parts of Nevada heat advisories have been issued from New Mexico East to Florida. Some areas are expected to hit one hundred twenty degrees. I'm Windsor. Johnston and you're listening to NPR news in Washington.
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"Live from N._p._R.. News in Washington I'm Korva Coleman Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of ninety nine. He was nominated by President Ford and confirmed to the bench by the Senate in nineteen seventy. Five Stevens became extremely influential authoring opinions on Presidential Power National Security Abortion and school prayer among many other subjects former vice president Joe Biden lamented Stevens death. WHO's a decent honorable guy? I knew we spend time with him. Amanda he <hes> he understood that <hes> you know the most important thing about being in the court is being prepared to lift mope mind this Stevens was I seen as a center right justice but eventually found himself dubbed the courts most is liberal member. It's a description he disliked funeral. Arrangements are pending. The House of Representatives has approved a resolution condemning president trump's racist tweets attacking four Democratic lawmakers for Republicans and one Independent. Pendant joined the Democrats lawmakers. I had to vote whether to sanction Speaker Nancy Pelosi for calling the president's tweets racist there was heated debate over whether she broke house rules of decorum officials in the trump administration are facing allegations allegations of covering up the real reason for the administration's failed push to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty senses N._p._R.'s haunting Awang reports advocacy groups say the question was intended to discriminate against lat next communities and are asking a judge in New York to impose penalties plaintiff's attorney's led by the A._C._l._U. and the law firm Arnold importer are accusing Justice and Commerce Department officials of obscuring evidence suggesting the citizenship questions true purpose was to suppress the political power of minority Immigrant Communities Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment on the allegations ministration had said at one of the question to better enforce the Voting Rights Act but that law is not mentioned in President Trump's executive order and said it says the Administration Sean is producing citizenship data base on government records that state officials can use to draw voting districts in a way that G._O._p.. Strategist concluded with politically benefit Republicans and non Hispanic white people on Zee Long N._p._R.. News New York as suspect has been arrested. Arrested in the killing of Sadie Robert Joseph founder of the African American History Museum in Baton Rouge Louisiana Paul Braun of member station W. R. K. F. has more at a press conference Baton Rouge police chief Murphy Paul said authorities. Do not believe this was a hate crime. There's no information which leads us to believe that this incident was motivated by Mercedes activism or her community efforts. The suspect Ron Germain Bell has been booked on first degree murder. The body of Sadie Roberts Joseph was found found in the trunk of her car last Friday. Her death sent shockwaves throughout the community or the longtime activists is being remembered for dedication to the city for N._p._R.. News I'm Paul Baron in Baton Rouge. You're listening to N._P._R.. News from Washington former Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. We'll be sentenced today in New York. He was convicted in February on numerous conspiracy counts prosecutors. Say Guzman's CEELO cartel members kidnapped tortured and killed anyone. Who interfered with them? The U._S. is seeking a life sentence without the possibility of parole for him. A former president of Peru has been arrested and is being held in northern California. N._P._R.'s Philip Reeves says he is accused of taking huge brise from eight Brazilian construction company seventy three year old Alejandro Toledo governed Peru from two thousand one to two thousand six prosecutors there accused him of receiving twenty million dollars from the construction giant Odebrecht Toledo denies it. He was arrested by U._S.. Marshals Tuesday in response to an extradition requests from the Peruvian government a judge in California reminded him in custody pending a hearing Friday Odebrecht admitted spending hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes around Latin America in return for contracts that scandal and it's offshoots have in sned a long list of prominent figures including another former Peruvian president Alan Garcia who fatally shot himself in April WPRO as officers waited to arrest him flip breeze N._p._R.. News today's the fifth anniversary of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight seventeen over eastern Ukraine all two hundred ninety eight people aboard the civilian flight were killed.
NPR News: 03-23-2020 7AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. A new stimulus bill to address. The Corona virus is stalled in the Senate on Sunday. A procedural vote. They're failed. The package is worth well over one trillion dollars. Npr's Susan Davis Reports Democrats and Republicans. Disagree over how much relief aid should be directed toward businesses and industries. They do agree on the main pillars of this bill which essentially would give small business loan guarantees and direct cash payments to Americans. But what they disagree about is a central part of it. Democrats want more money more money for hospitals. More MONEY FOR WORKERS WHO'VE BEEN UNEMPLOYED and Democrats want more accountability for the money. That's going to be in the bill to help. Companies corporations NPR. Susan Davis more than one hundred million Americans have been told to stay home to slow the spread of the virus today. Louisiana joins California New York Ohio Delaware and others in imposing a state wide shelter in place order from member station W. R. K. F. Paul Brown has this report. Louisiana's number of confirmed cases has skyrocketed as testing is ramped up. The State has ten times as many as it did a week ago. And according to a study by the University of Louisiana Lafayette a growth rate faster than any state or country in the world. Governor John Bel Edwards said at the current pace. The state's healthcare system could be overwhelmed in as little as seven to ten days. We need to flatten. The curve extended a relation of this emergency and expand our capacity to deliver healthcare all at the same time Edwards is ordering Louisianans to do their part and stay home except for essential tasks like buying groceries. Are Picking up prescriptions. He's also mandated the closure of all businesses deemed non-essential for NPR news. I'm Paul Braun and Baton Rouge. President trump is activating the national guard in three states. New York and Washington State. This will help. Lower states costs liability. Trump says his administration will also work to provide the states with mobile medical centers. Scientists say far more testing will be necessary to ultimately contain the corona virus pandemic. Npr's Jeff Brumfield explains why not everyone who catches the corona virus. Get Sick at least not right away. And there's growing evidence that individuals with minor symptoms or none at all can pass it along to others. Jeffrey Chaman led recent study of virus spread in China and found. This kind of transmission was a major problem and the only solution is to test even mildly. Ill patients you should be testing as much as possible because that informs people to stay Home Shaven. Who's at Columbia University? Acknowledges that ramping up testing may be tough especially as hospitals. Start to fill up but he believed that the only way to bring the virus under control. Jeff Brumfield. Npr News Washington you're listening to NPR news from Washington Secretary State. Mike Pompeo isn't Afghanistan on an unannounced. Visit he's trying to push forward a deal signed between the US and the Taliban this is waivered because of political wrangling Kabul and concern over the corona virus NPR's Diaa Hadid reports from Islamabad. Pompeo's appearance is a dramatic gesture. Meant to shake all the parties into finding resolution most travel even for diplomats has been severely curtailed because of the pandemic the visit comes as the Taliban step up their attacks including an incident on Friday while local media said more than twenty security forces were killed during his visit. Pompeo's meant to resolve a dispute between the Afghan president. I should have honey. And he's K. Rival his name is Abdullah Abdullah and he claims that he is the rightful president. President Hunter team has also delayed releasing hundreds of Taliban prisoners. That's a key. Demand of insurgents before peace talks begin between Afghans delayed. Npr News Islamabad. The International Olympic Committee has said publicly for the first time postponing the upcoming Summer Olympics is a possibility the IOC sites concerns over the pandemic. There've been calls for a delay of the Games which are set to open in Tokyo in four months now. Japan's prime minister has conceded. The Games may need to be delayed in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel is now self isolating. She says Dr who vaccinated her last. Friday for pneumonia was infected with the virus. This comes as Germany has imposed new social distancing rules these limit public gatherings to to people not including families. This is NPR.
NPR News: 10-13-2019 11AM ET
"Get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply this message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by decorated athlete in the competition's history. I'm Barbara Klein N._P._R.. News in Washington support turns into moines the younger Hunter Biden also talked today about his activities in Ukraine this is NPR for the first time Hunter Biden former vice president Joe Biden's son is addressing president trump's claim that he profited from his the president of Ecuador today imposed a curfew in the capital Kito and has sent troops onto the streets to enforce it the move follows more that in a week of violent protests over cuts to government fuel subsidies demonstration leaders and Ecuador's president are due to hold talks later today the wife of a U. S. diplomat implicated in a fatal crash in Britain has broken her silence about the accident which occurred in August arm Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buddha judge says the impeachment inquiry needs to be political and should be completed before any conclusions work in China through his lawyer the younger Biden says he's received no compensation of any kind for being on the board of directors of a Chinese investment deep South Louisiana's John Bel Edwards is heading to a runoff theft or falling short of an outright victory in yesterday's Gubernatorial Primary Doc on the phone today with Turkey's president and told him to immediately halt the Syria operation the only democratic governor in the drawn I will public radio's Klay Masters reports several hundred people gathered in Des Moines to hear Pete Buddha judge speak on a high school lawn Saturday night afterwards he told were Turkish troops are targeting Kurdish militias for fifth day NPR's Peter Kenyon reports more Syrians being displaced by the fighting Turkish forces seized the final votes were tallied Saturday night responding and fellow Republican Ralph Abraham earned a combined fifty one percent of the vote for NPR news I'm Paul Braun in Baton Rouge parts of another northern Syrian town Salou according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in four days the military operation has displaced some one hundred thirty thousand civilians Vicki Barker reports from London and sequoias lawyers have released a statement saying she is devastated by this tragic accident and will continue to cooperate with the investigation she plans to meet with the parents of the dead motorcyclist nineteen year old Harry Dunn who are flying to the US today although the parents have been pushing for sequoias diplomatic community to be waived Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb has now written into saying the US and UK position is that immunity no longer applies since the coolest has now returned for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in London at the world gymnastics championships today American Simone biles broke the record medal tally urge presence here is because doing well in Iowa can settle the question of who can win an election the first in the nation Iowa caucuses and allison four months away for NPR news I'm klay mass according to a UN estimate the UN says the number of people needing aid and protection could reach four hundred thousand in the coming days Germany says Chancellor Angela Merkel Paul Brown of member station W. R. K. F. in Baton Rouge reports Edwards finished with forty seven percent of the vote just shy of the fifty percent plus one he needed to in the live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. Turkey is ignoring international calls to end its incursion in northern Syria reporters the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump needs to play out however it will it shouldn't be a partisan political process we know that the congressional gop is GonNa make it one of the surly now he'll face Republican businessman Eddy responding in a November sixteen contest that sure to garner national attention governor Edwards so make no mistake about it earnt to the US that seems to leave Don's parents open to pursuing a civil action against her in the state but it is unclear whether the coolest would face justice in the UK this should be something that is about principle and it's about the future of the Republican the Presidency not about Party Buddha judge has the most campaign offices in Iowa of any Democratic candidate he says the it in prepare yourself because over the next five weeks the partisan forces in Washington d C.. You're going to pull out all the stops president. Donald Trump tweeted his support for response winning a twenty fourth and twenty fifth gold one on the balance beam the other for floor exercise the twenty two year old is now the most.
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer the trump administration has stirred concern and confusion by rewriting the guidelines four Corona Virus Testing Bureau Richard Harris reports public health experts fear they are intended to reduce testing The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly updated its web page Monday with new testing guidelines. The old guideline said anyone who had significant exposure to someone with corona virus should get tested the new guidelines leave that decision to people's doctors and state and local public health officials. Public Health officials have been alarmed by the change fearing it will reduce testing, but an administration official says the intent was to give more power to state and local health officials. So they can make more strategic decisions about who should get tested. Admiral. Brett Wa- said he expected the number of tests. To rise not fall Richard Harris NPR news a black conservative running for. Congress, in Utah is set to speak at the Republican National. Convention. Denied Burgess Owens's in a race that could test the GOP's ability to recapture the suburban districts. It gave Democrats control. The House owns as a former NFL player and Fox News commentator who handily won the Republican primary, the sixty, nine year, old political newcomer and supporter of President. Trump is trying to reclaim the suburban Salt Lake City seat. Once held by me love and other black conservative lost in two thousand eighteen to a moderate Democrat. Final preparations are underway as Hurricane Laura barrels toward the Louisiana and Texas coast forecasters. Now, predicting that storm make landfall as a category four hurricane was stained winds of one hundred and forty five miles an hour in deadly storm surge Paul Brown of member station. W. R. K. F. has the story Louisiana Governor John Bel. Edwards says, time is running out for people in the path of the storm to get to safety. Coastal. Perez. Can Expect Up to twenty feet of storm surge levels. Edwards says, the state hasn't seen in more than fifty years. You're going to hear the word unsurvivable. To. Describe the storm surge that we are expecting. Part of the state are already experiencing the early effects of the storm and the states. Evacuation efforts will soon give way to search and rescue operations forecasters from the National Weather Service in New Orleans say damage from high winds could render large swaths of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas unrecognizable. For NPR news I'm Paul Braun in Baton Rouge authorities in Kenosha Wisconsin say a white seventeen year old from Illinois has been arrested and charged with first degree intentional homicide in the killing of two people during a third night of protests over the police shooting of a black man. Last night's fatal shooting was captured on cell phone video. It shows the suspect wielding a semiautomatic rifle. Continued blowout profits in the tech sector helped power the market higher again today the Dow of eighty three points. The Nasdaq rose one, hundred, Ninety, eight points. The S&P five hundred gained thirty, five points. This is NPR. Military says it killed six al-shabaab extremists in an airstrike after the al Qaeda Link Group attack Somali forces while US forces were nearby US Africa Command in a statement saying the airstrike was carried out near a village in Somalia after al-shabaab fighters attacked from a building statement says three of the fighters were wounded. It says, no, you s forces were killed or injured. You Trade Commissioner Phil. Resigning under fire after he was exposed for attending a golf dinner in Ireland violation of covid nineteen restrictions NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London Hogan attended the event after flying in from Europe and failing to restrict his Movement for two weeks as was required. Phil Hogan said he tested negative for the corona virus earlier this month the you trade commissioner insisted he'd followed the rules but admitted making mistakes in fact, eye-witnesses said that after Hogan. Arrived in Ireland he hadn't been self isolating. For instance, he'd been using a public restaurant and bar in County Kildare west of Dublin. Hogan's resignation comes as the European Union and the United Kingdom struggled a hammer out a post brexit free trade deal if the two sides failed to reach agreement the result. Will be more damage to economies that are already in recession Frank Langfitt NPR news London more people exercising at home rather than going to gym during the coronavirus pandemic translated into strong second quarter earnings. Dick's sporting goods retailer says its second quarter results easily beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter of the company says it earned two hundred, seventy, six, point eight, million dollars or three dollars and twelve cents share. That's well above the dollar and twenty four cents a share that analysts were expecting. This is, NPR.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. President trump has announced the federal government will extend its social distancing guidelines through April thirtieth to slow the spread of the corona virus. Npr's Alison Aubrey reports. The administration says that stay at home recommendations are working but it's too early to lift them. As the number of covert nineteen cases continues to grow the administration says depths may peak in a few weeks given the spread of the virus. The President says the recommendations to stay home. We'll be extended. Through the end of April. The restrictions will remain in place. Nationwide this means. Schools and businesses will remain closed and gatherings limited trump predicted. The country will be well on our way to recovery by June first top advisor Anthony Fouled. She says the social distancing measures are working but it would be premature to relax them. Allison Aubrey NPR. News researchers at Johns Hopkins University report more than one hundred forty three thousand diagnosed cases in the US. They say more than twenty five hundred people have died of Cova. Nineteen thousands of workers for shopping and Grocery Delivery Company. Instant cart are planning to go on. Strike today for member station can't Qe de Sam Harnett reports. They're protesting working. Conditions and pay during the pandemic is thicker shoppers or gig workers. They aren't guaranteed minimum. Wage have no paid time off and the company does not pay into unemployment insurance for them. Vanessa Bain has been an insecure chopper in the San Francisco Bay area for four years right now. There is a heightened sense of awareness. Thankfully that our labor is essential. But it's still not paying it's essential and it's still not protecting us like it's essential. Easter Guard has added bonuses and sick pay but only for those who contract Corona Virus. Bain and other insecure shoppers. Say they want hazard pay per order as well as basic protections like hand sanitizer wipes for NPR news. I'm Sam Harnett. Despite Louisiana's statewide. Stay at home orders. Hundreds of members of a Louisiana Church gathered for Sunday service from member station W. R. K. F. in Baton Rouge. Paul Braun has more. While other places of worship have shifted to livestream. In their services an estimated five hundred people packed into the life Tabernacle Church in the city of central just outside of baton. Rouge governor John. Bel Edwards hasn't singled out that congregation but said people define the state home order or selfish. He's left the enforcement of his statewide order up to local agencies neither the Central Police Department nor the parish. Sheriff have publicly commented on the gathering Paul Brown reporting the American Red Cross is reminding people blood donations are desperately needed. The pandemic has created new challenges. That's because community. Blood drives typically held for donations have been canceled across the country however the American Red Cross as people can still make appointments and go and donate blood in communities that are under shelter in place orders. They're asking that people call their local chapters to make an appointment this is npr the USS Comfort Hospital navy ship is scheduled to arrive in New York City today. The ship was undergoing repairs but has been pressed into service to help relieve hospitals in New York that are crowded with corona virus patients a sister ship the US. Ns Mercy is on a similar mission. They had arrived in Los Angeles last Friday. The family of singer Songwriter. John Prime says he is hospitalized and critically ill with symptoms of Ovid. Nineteen Jason Moon Wilkins of member station W. P. L. N. says prime has been placed on a ventilator John Pine is seventy three but before the corona virus crisis you've been extremely active touring collaborating and releasing new songs as a follow up to his. Grammy nominated twenty eighteen album. The Tree forgiveness prying battled cancer twice first round ravaging his voice forcing him to change the way he sings earlier this month. His wife Yona Contract Kovic Nineteen and was living in quarantine at the time. She expressed hope the disease wouldn't pass onto her husband for NPR news. I'm Jason Moon Wilkins. Last month prime received a lifetime achievement award at the grammys north. Korean state media are saying that it's weapons test on Sunday has been a success. South Korea reported that the North Fire to suspected ballistic missiles into the sea. Yesterday these are part of a string of launches and live fire tests that have been conducted by North Korea in recent weeks. I'm Korva Coleman. Npr News in Washington.
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"From NPR and WB YOU are. I'm Tanya Moseley. I'm Jeremy Hobson. It's here now at is day two of public impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill. This morning has been dramatic today. So witness Marie Ivanovich the former. US Ambassador to Ukraine career. Foreign Service officer who was fired in April as the trump administration tried to get Ukraine to investigate president trump's political rival Joe Biden today. She told the House intelligence committee she was the victim of a smear campaign and as she was speaking president trump trump disparaged her tweeting that everywhere. Maria Vich went turned bad democratic chairman. Adam Schiff asked her to respond. I I mean I don't I don't think I have such powers not Mogadishu's Somali Miss Malaya not in other places. I actually think that Where I've served over over the years I and others have demonstrably Made things better joining us now is NPR diplomatic correspondent. Michelle Kelemen has been watching the hearings today Michelle. That was an extraordinary moment. That unfolded in real time. Walk us through what happened there. And what the response has been well. The Republicans are are trying to downplay. This you know that tweet could be that important. But the Democrats see this as a sign of witness intimidation. I mean you. You have to remember that you went through. What what she's described as a campaign of disinformation and that's why she was ousted And and it was interesting Jeremy Because her opening statement she really went through her background as a way to show that diplomats aren't just going to cocktail parties. They're the they're the tip of the spirit. is she called them and important in national security interests so she talked about how her first tour was in Mogadishu Somalia. She talked about Serving in Moscow during the in Nineteen ninety-three attempted coup. Russia caught in crossfire. She talked about how her time in Ukraine that she went to the front lines ten in times during the war in the east to show that the US is supporting Ukraine and to see how US aid was being put to use their and she said she felt shocked shocked and devastated when president trump disparaged her in that July. Phone call with Ukraine's president. How is her testimony coming across? Well I mean pretty. She's he's pretty dramatic in in retailing. It I mean and very credible I should say she talked about how You know she knew that there was this campaign against her led led by trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani. She doesn't know why what his interests were Though she's learning more about that In real time but she also said that when she she didn't know until she read that call transcript July call but it didn't come out until September That you you know. The president was talking to the new Ukrainian president and saying that we have out of which was bad news and that she was going to go through some things and she said that one of her friends who was watching her read. It said that she turned white as she was looking at this and that she really felt very threatened by it does she have anything more to offer for about what the Democrats are trying to prove in this impeachment inquiry which is that president trump abused his power by asking Ukraine to investigate a political rival. Well well you know she. She wasn't there during the time when the US aid was held up so she's not talking about that part of it but the Democrats do seem to be Using this case her ouster as an abuse of power in and of itself all ambassador serve at the pleasure of the president. She said that again in her testimony but she also that it's difficult to understand that foreign and private interests were able to undermine her and US interest us in that way you know. She was as I said she was. The target of a lot of distant formation False rumors about her. That seemed to be coming from corrupt Ukrainians To Rudy Giuliani the private lawyer and then made it on. Its Way to Fox News and into conservative media media into president trump's twitter account and into his sons twitter account. Let's listen to the ranking Republican member of the Committee Devon Nunez in his opening statement. Today he said Democrats are just trying to topple a president. They don't like in fact. Democrats have been vowing to oust president trump. Since the day he was elected so Americans can rightly suspect that his phone call with President. Zilenski was used as an excuse for the Democrats to fulfil there Watergate fantasies now Nunez turned over most of his questioning time to the outside counsel for the Republicans today a what has been the Republican strategy in this hearing. Well I mean first of all I should say that you know you're GonNa Veg and the others that have come before her are public public servants at serve both Democrats and Republicans and that they were carrying out stated. US policy They've also Backed president trump's uh-huh foreign policy. The stated one I should say so For instance the the Republicans were just questioning her about Trump's decision to WHO Sell Javelin Antitank missiles to Ukraine something. The Obama Administration did not do IANOVICH Bill Taylor the current aren't acting ambassador. All supported that idea and supported what president trump was doing As the stated goals which was supporting Ukraine and pushing back from from Russian aggression. The questions are about this. You know. Side the shadow diplomacy going on with Rudy Giuliani and others. As we've been listening adding to the hearing today there was some other big news. which is that the former advisor to president trump? Roger Stone was found guilty in his trial of witness tampering and lying to Congress. That's that's big news all by itself show right and it does Kinda fit in with this because the other thing that the republic that you know that the trump administration and just tried to do is just to kind of shift the blame from Russia to Ukraine in two thousand sixteen election. Meddling this case against Roger Stone grew out the Robert Mueller investigation And Stone was found guilty on all counts including obstruction witness tampering and lying to Congress. And and you know this was about his contacts with wikileaks which published emails by Clinton aides during the two thousand sixteen campaign. Drawl comes at the same time I guess. Yes when the news rains it pours Michelle Kellerman. NPR diplomatic correspondent as we continue to follow the events on Capitol Hill where former ambassador to Ukraine crane. Marie Ivanovich has been testifying in the impeachment inquiry before the House Intelligence Committee Michelle. Thanks a lot thank you and as Jeremy said we will continue to follow that that story throughout the day. But let's take a minute to get an update on yesterday's deadly school. Shooting here in southern California Saugus High School in Santa Clarita is closed. Today A is. The community grieves a teenage girl and boy were killed and three others were wounded after a fellow student opened fire early yesterday morning before turning the gun on himself police say he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Joining us now is KPCC's Kyle. Stokes Hi Kyle. Hi Tania. I can hear that. You're you're out in Santa Clarita. Tell us more about how people are doing. We know that there were vigils last night. And they're more plan this weekend and you were able to speak speak to parents and students as they reunited yesterday. Yes so I'm standing in the place where those reunifications took place. It's this large park called Central Park. which is nearby to the school? And this is where students were bused after they were evacuated from the campus and reunited with their parents It was a scene very orderly saint scene but obviously a lot of parents were anxious to Put hands back on their children again after a really you know sort of traumatic experience here. There's no visible signs that this place was the scene of these emotional reunifications but there is one fight. Poll where are there have been balloons tied to a little railing around the flagpole prayer candles flowers teddy bear lying here not a lot of people here around it it but one visible reminder that all is not normal in this community yeah. Police have not shared the shooter's name but they did say that yesterday day when he carried out the shooting it was his sixteenth birthday. What else do we know about him? That is really as much as we know about the the shooter and his identity entity we have heard a little bit about The fact that there was a threat according to sheriff's investigators that was posted to an instagram account tied to the shooter. We don't know whether that's the shooter making the threat. It's possible that the account may have been hacked. Investigators can't rule that out but Investigators investigators don't have much as to the motive and they still haven't released of the shooter's name a so many of us were watching on television. Vision the scenes where armed guards were taking out students from the school and so many of the students seemed so calm and collected. How did with these students respond to all of this in terms of being prepared for something as horrific as a shooting? I think a lot of the students and parents that I talked to said had this is the last thing they expected to happen in their community and a community that they perceived as safe and we hear that so often in these instances of on campus got incidence. This was schools but it was also clear talking to a lot of the students and parents yesterday that they knew exactly what to do. One student described of barricading barricading herself in the classroom using a computer cart shoving it against the door Another student like took a fire extinguisher out of the hallway. And you know two uses is a potential weapon for self defence His Dad told me that he texted with his son is sunset. I'm turning off my ringer. Now I don't want to be able to to tip off the shooter that anyone's in here and so I think it's clear that the the students while it was the last thing expected to happen at their school. It was something that obey once it did happen. They did know what to do. I know that you'll be following this throughout the day. I appreciate your time in this Kyle. STOKES is an education reporter quarter for. KPCC thank you so much. Thanks on your Amtrak is on pace to break. Even for the first time in the railroads roads nearly fifty year history. Ridership is at record highs. Revenue is up and a company. That's known more for losing money than making money appears to be on the cusp of a turnaround turnaround. Amtrak's president and Chief Executive Richard Anderson joins us now he's also the former. CEO of Delta Airlines. Richard Anderson. Welcome to here now. Thank thank you so much Germany so these are good headlines record ridership and losses. Well below your target. You're headed to the break even point though we should note that doesn't include money spent on maintaining some Amtrak's physical infrastructure but what's your takeaway from these numbers. Well the numbers are good numbers and I think they're a reflection action on the good employees. That Amtrak who take their mission and the statutory obligations that we have at Amtrak very seriously We did improve to the best operating performance in history. We had an operating loss which is essentially excludes. non-cash depreciation are operating loss was Twenty nine point eight million dollars which was an eighty two percent improvement over last year here and I think over the past five years we've reduced the operating loss Close to four hundred million dollars so where we WANNA be. The as America's railroad is to cover all of our operating costs through our revenues and then use is the grant that we received from our owners. The United States government to invest in the infrastructure the rail infrastructure across America could Amtrak ever be profitable. Do you think it's difficult for to be profitable given that we have such a backlog of infrastructure investment the Hudson tunnels the portal bridge. There's just not been real investment in rail in America or sufficient investment in Amtrak Amtrak so that to get to a state of good repair. Has We probably have a thirty to forty billion dollar backlog like much of the infrastructure in our country. Well a lot of the gains in ridership. The you saw came from the northeast corridor of Amtrak especially the Washington. DC To Boston route. Meanwhile all the long distance routes saw a much smaller increase in ridership. You have said you wanted to prioritize these urban quarters over the cross country routes Do you think think that is happening. And and fast as you'd like It's not happening as fast as we would like or as fast as the country needs needs it because what we do see at Amtrak is in. Those routes where highways have reached such a congestion congestion. Point Amtrak grows significantly. That would be San Diego to La Milwaukee to Chicago and of course in many many stops on the corridor and we define the corner. Pretty broadly from Richmond. Virginia all the way up to Maine main All of the I ninety five quarters now so congested that every community along that corridor wants a wants a rail stop well. Is there anything that's ever going to stop that. Because that's always going to be the case right if you're GONNA take the train through place they're going to want you to stop there. which makes it slower for everybody else? Well but that's where product differentiation is really important in. That's where you see us moving at Amtrak with the Acela nonstop on stop and the you know this. This idea was not invented Amtrak. We see it in Europe we see it in in Asia in much more developed well operated passenger rail systems which is the same track system can have multiple product offerings a nonstop Acela. Uh from Boston to New York a regular Acela that has a handful of stops the northeast regional that stops it almost every the station and then ultimately we want to be in a position as we acquire new European style. Train set equipment to opening virtually every station that we can up and down the quarter so that we basically have four products in the marketplace that are differentiated offerings in. Have you know different price points but provide maximum level of services to the maximum number of of people in the quarter you were the CEO of Delta before coming coming to Amtrak and as we know when you get on a plane the first thing that the pilot says you know safety is our number one concern. I know that you've made safety a very important part of your time. Time at an Amtrak and safety improvements there have been some high profile. Train crashes How is that going at this point? you know. That is the most important thing it. It's more important than the financial results. And we have made tremendous progress where the first railroad road in America to implement a safety management system which is modeled after aviation. I was fortunate enough to be able to recruit. Probably the leading. So from aviation can't highlander and We installed an SMS we put in through that SMS mm safety metric system Internal Evaluation Program Risk Reduction Program and importantly the use of data to determine how we're performing. I'm pleased to report that in the last year. We had no employer customer fatalities in our last fiscal fiscal year no. NTSB accidents are customer. Incident rate was down twenty six percent. We had seventy two percent reduction in serious employees. The injuries in our effort to a reportable injuries for employees injuries was down ten percent and so on virtually all of our metrics We have have sustained really strong performance. Most importantly we have accomplished the installation of positive train control. And that is a really big event for Amtrak that's been One of the things that every time there has been one of the train. Crashes People have been talking talking about positive train control which is kind of an automated system right to make sure that the train doesn't go too fast around corners and things like that precisely you described it perfectly really. What is the biggest challenge facing Amtrak this next fiscal year? Two big challenges one is we pretty much operate on host railroads that's freight railroads and the freight railroads do not run us on time. And that's really a challenge Allen Jr for a business that sells reliability and sell saving time and we have a number of efforts underway But bottom line is we have to have enforcement of the statutory obligation that was created in nineteen seventy when Amtrak took over responsibility for intercity passenger transportation on rail. We were given a preference over freight train traffic to run on time in that his been by and large ignored So number one in order for us to be a reliable service provider to people people all over the country. We have to be able to run on time and then number two is as we think about the future of of surface transportation in America. It's getting the flexibility both from a funding perspective and from a design perspective to be able to put in new services that will meet the demand for our services in dense urban quarters in right now between a complex legal eagle structure under section two nine to twelve of Preah which is the The statute we operate under We're constrained and we need thought leadership in Congress we thought leadership in dot we thought leaderships in the state governments to help us plot. What we want the future of rail to be you know in Boston you know in New York you know in Washington? DC The critical role. All that rail plays in dense urban areas. We are only going to have more road congestion. The interstate highway system is not gonNA be able to be expanded and we can't afford to expand it really and our population between now and twenty fifty is projected to grow somewhere between between seventy five to a hundred million people. We can't put all those cars on the road in Amtrak is the best environmental answer. Our biggest challenges oranges. I go testify in Congress and all we talk about his French toast on on on dining cars or food. We aren't talking talking about the really big infrastructure issues and transportation congestion issues that all the people in this country one solution for for that is Richard Anderson the president and CEO of Amtrak. We talked about a lot. More including competition from private. Rail will bring that conversation to you soon. Germany is struggling to contain the rise of far-right extremist violence. This week week. A member of the right wing. AFDC party was stripped of his leadership role in parliament for making anti-semitic comments and late last month. The government proposed new rules that would restrict gun purchases and for social media companies to remove and report hate speech here and now's Peter. o'dowd was in Berlin recently and spoke with frenzy. Enzi Scott Rattener. She's a member of parliament and the the centre-left Green Party. They meant to talk about Brexit but Peter also asked her if the proposed domestic terrorism Ariza rules went far enough. Finally we believe it's far too late and it's little we believe that we have to have stricter took regulation still in the social media. We need more transparency. We need more responsibility and we also need to have more the clarity when it comes to the right networks within our own security services to police the army etc so there we believe more needs to be done. You know it's interesting. The nationalist movement in this country is very much a kind of a mirror image in some ways of what tipped the United Kingdom towards brexit. What what do you make of the rise of the far right across Europe? I think to be honest that the brexit tears in the UK and not all racist. But you Have of course part of that. Brexit movement is a nationalist movement of going out but it's not necessarily in tirelessly racist movement and the fall right in Germany's racist there ultra-nationalists but of all they are racist. But I think that we have to on the one side addressed Associated Economic Omic. Please ends if they exist behind the grievances and on the other side to start having very open discussions and honest discussions about the fears slaying behind the cultural war. These are some of the same as you have in the US or in other countries this sort of fear am am. I GONNA be in a minority in the future. Sure I've always been part of majority and what comes next. There's this fear because everybody remembers how badly the majority tweeted the minority in in the past. If I speak to people and then they say yeah but you know I remember how terribly we treated the one black guy in the class and how we terribly tweeted the one Turkish guy in our class. Ask and I'm afraid my kid is going to be treated the same way in the class. And you can start another discussion but it starts you know going to the real l.. Fears talking about them and trying. You know on the other side to say this no excuse for being racist. I'm taking a look at how the rise is your party over the last couple of months a year or so in Germany doing quite well in elections and also the rise of some far right parties. AFDC Eh what do you make of that that those two things are happening simultaneously. He knew we have been putting so much effort in building bridges and going out to polarization. And it's it's quite interesting because of course when you look just from tactical purposes for us it would often pay off to go into more polarization but we onto it because we fundamentally believe it will not help society we have to Start Building Bridges. Go Away from polarization so I also sometimes sometimes believed at our election. Results are re compensation for building those bridges that was German. MP Frenzy SCUFF rattener. The Green Party speaking with here. Now's Peter o'dowd in Berlin. Russia said this week that it has set up a new airbase airbase in a city in northern Syria abandoned by US forces when Turkey invaded last month. That invasion was done by order of the Turkish president. But there's reporting that many any of the fighters both from Turkey and Russia were actually mercenaries outside contractors the US has also relied on mercenaries in Iraq and Afghanistan. And Sean McVeigh has worked as a private military contractor. He's also a former army officer and he writes about the use of contractors in his book. The new rules of War Sean. Welcome to here now. It's great to be with you. Well first of all. Let's define our terms here. Explain what the difference between a mercenary and military contractor is or is there a difference. It's well volumes of ink. Experts have been spilt on this topic but the bottom line is there's really not much of a difference if you can be one you can be the other and it really comes down to labels. and which countries are using them right now well The US use them heavily in Iraq and Afghanistan right now. They're are being used heavily by Russia and the UAE and Saudi Arabia and UAE. There's a lot of reasons why people would hire mercenaries one. The main reason in is that they give you plausible deniability so modern warfare is getting sneakier. It's not about who has more F thirty five's or aircraft carriers it's about sneaky nece And so special forces mercenaries little green men propaganda. This is what turns the tide of war for now and mercenaries are extremely good at giving plausible deniability. And why do you want that. Because we live in a global information age and a global information age plausible deniability eclipses firepower look at how Russia took Ukraine and sort of the old ways of war. They would have marched in with tanks like they did in Hungary and Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. In the new way of war they use these tools of plausible deniability have a ghost occupation occupation So it's a fait accompli. By the time the first tank shows up and mercenaries again like the Wagner Group which is a Russian mercenary group. They're being used everywhere anywhere in the Middle East and Africa now not just Ukraine and rumored to be in Venezuela to so they can just say if something goes wrong. That wasn't us that was these other people. We have nothing to do with them. That's right even though the intelligence community has a pretty good idea it was them. But here's an example. I mean first of all mercenaries we think of mercenaries as I cur Tunisia nashvillehomes from Hollywood. That's not who they are. These days there are pretty sophisticated so in February of two thousand eighteen the Russian mercenary group the Wagner a group about had five hundred mercenaries. Go up against some of our best troops in aviation in eastern Syria is a secret battle and our troops were Delta Force Rangers Green Berets and they called in B. Fifty Twos F. Fifteens A. C.. One thirty gun ships Apache helicopters talkers. Drones you name it to fight off these five hundred mercenaries now. They wiped out the mercenaries but it took them four hours hours to do that and the militarist had as a big win. But it's really not because what happens if you're facing five thousand mercenaries it's not Delta Force. It's one of the National Guard. Units as we have many in Iraq before some mercenaries are pretty sophisticated in pre lethal these days and are most of them like you former army. The people for came out of the official military and then decided to become a contractor afterwards. Yeah almost all the Mar- so I spent several years in in the industry And I I got out when I realized that there are no old people in my industry. the the way that that the mercer world is organized. It's sort of an illicit economy. This was organized around language groups. The big ones are russian-speakers English speakers in Spanish speakers. There's some others french-speakers too but those are the three big ones and they all come from usually some version of special forces or something like that Sometimes national police units or paramilitary units. But the all come from someplace there's no sort of. There's no organic basic training for mercenaries. Now let's talk about the United States. You've reported during World War. Two ten percent of America's armed forces were contractors that was up to fifty percent in Iraq and Afghanistan what about today with the US and contractors. Yeah so the. US has pulled Out of Iraq and Afghanistan but still. There's a huge footprint of contractors so in Afghanistan today there's a three to one ratio of contractors to troops use but only a fraction of those are armed contractors. I mean most contractors are just making food or repairing vehicles but about two thousand or three thousand or armed or trigger pullers colors And this is sort of what prompted or resurrected the mercenary trade which is let's face it the second oldest profession but it went underground for a couple a couple of hundred years. And now it's it's raging back to life and when we think about the negative headlines when it comes to the. US contractors employees of the private security firm Blackwater water were convicted for civilian deaths in the Iraq war. What would you say are the biggest drawbacks of using mercenaries for any country? Whether it's quite a few drawbacks one one. It's a way to circumvent democratic accountability of the Armed Forces. 'cause the White House doesn't really have to report them It's a way also to lower the barriers of entry. Treat a war so of for example the reason we ended up with so many contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan is that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were not short wars contrary to the promises of Rumsfeld and other neo cons and we either had to sort of leave Iraq and Afghanistan and concede defeat. We'd have to have a Vietnam get non-life draft to fill all volunteer force at didn't WanNA volunteer or use contractors and so using contractors allows you to sort of go to war without having to have your own people bleed and that creates problems. They also probably changed the nature of the conflict that they're fighting just by being there. That's right so mercenaries modify warfare and make it a market activity so we're supply and demand are now strategies that replaced traditional channel ways of of warfare and mercenaries come into a plastic that Middle East or Africa. These are continents conflict profit motive demands that they start start or a long gate wars for profit and a world awash and mercenaries a world with more conflict and suffering. Now you worked as a mercenary until around in two thousand seven. You've said you've got out of it after being asked to do morally questionable things. Do you think mercenaries are asked to do things that they shouldn't be they do but And so our soldiers I I would like to to make a distinction here First of all. It's it's amusing. That people in the industry they call private military contractors not mercenaries but it's a a bit of a euphemism Mercenaries can make. They may have moral choices they can. They can engage in and that was in the industry. There's all sorts of reasons why people would join the industry. Some do do it for money. Some do it for adventurism. Some say they're they want to kill people to be frank about it but there are other reasons too. They do they do it because they're curious they they do it. Because they see their soldiers who come back and they don't WanNa be. UPS truck driver anymore and they want to go back to places like Iraq to help the Peshmerga Hash. Murga go after Isis. I mean there's all sorts of reasons why people do it and at some of us Find that there are moral litmus tests and for me. It was time to get out when my I was asked to question my little loyalty. Essentially it's the United States of America and I was unwilling to do that when you look at the conflict now now in northern Syria and it is calmed down somewhat but The idea that you have mercenaries doing the battle for various countries there. What do you think that means? I think that serious a case study of modern warfare. Modern warfare is a form of shadow warfare. It's all under the table. And if you see it bubble up and you know it's it's It's reached a crisis. Point I think we have a lot of warriors in places like Syria and now Libya Congo and we don't know who they represent they're all masked and we don't know who they fight for it and it's not just governments. That could fight for you know. Oil companies or oligarchy ARCS even megachurches. We think that they are doing that or are you just making that as a hypothetical. It's a hypothetical but based on some my own background I didn't always work for the US government. That's a contractor. I saw things in the field that the extractive industry for example even some NGOs are looking increasingly at private forces mostly for or defensive purposes unlike the Wagner Group which are offensive. But we're that has been a moving goalposts. The last twenty years and I believe I would not happy surprised if we saw for example. A Mega Church or movie star do a humanitarian intervention in a place like Syria or northern Iraq should Isis Isis. Two Point Zero rear its head again. That is Sean Mc fate who is a former army officer and former private military contractor author of the new rules of war. Sean thanks for joining us. Thank you very much Louisiana. Voters go to the polls this weekend to finally elect a governor. This is a runoff between the incumbent. Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican businessman Eddy responding the racist tight and president trump is watching closely. He was actually in the state on Thursday urging Louisiana voters to elect the Republican candidate trump also so linked to the ongoing impeachment inquiry to the state's election for more. We're joined by Paul Braun State Politics reporter for member station W. R. K. F. F. in Baton Rouge Paul. Thanks for joining us for having me so John Bel Edwards. He's been governor since two thousand sixteen and he's trying to hang onto his seat seat here. He is speaking in the gubernatorial debate. And I get along well with presidents of both parties. I've done that with President Obama and with President Trump nine times. I've met with the president to discuss things like infrastructure opioid epidemic and criminal justice reform. He's considered a prime gop target and he's also pretty moderate right. That's right he has to be in a state like Louisiana not just an election years but in office as well well so to get anything done he's got to do it with. Bipartisan support. A quick couple of examples. He passed a major criminal justice reform in his first term Any raise taxes axes with the budget shortfall which he gets hit pretty hard for on the campaign trail but he's quick to remind voters that two thirds of the Republican controlled legislature voted for that. He's stanchly progun on and back in. May He signed into law one of the strictest abortion restrictions in the country that would prohibit abortions as early as six weeks. There's a lot of money. Any pouring in from Republicans as well though The Republican National Committee has spent about two million dollars and deployed sixty. Paid staffers to try to unseat at words. Tell us more about the guy. They're pulling a four and putting all of their money behind his name's Eddie responding. He's never held political office. But it's also important to note there. Responding has loaned his campaign twelve million dollars of his own money and has been really sort what of bootstrapping his campaign with his own finances. Since the beginning yeah and responding has been making this race All about trump here are his first words from the debate eight. I think the thing that I see is almost supporter of trump and what trump has done for. Our country has been phenomenal. You know we have a Democratic Party. That's going after impeachment. which is a sidetracking everything we're trying to do? On a national level we know trump was therefore a second time yesterday for a rally what has been his impact on on this race. So far I think it'd be fair to say that from his perspective. Trump is the race His first introduction to voters was in a campaign ad out on the tailgate of his truck pointing into a trump bumper sticker. He has been kind of quiet on specific policies that he didn't act as governor so he's pretty much entirely linked his campaign to president trump and his popularity in the state. You know it's a lot of people say it's not fair really to say that. The governor's races are bellwethers of the president's support because they really are are so specific to each state Edwards has been a democratic governor and a very red state as you said but is this different though because the president. Let's put so much energy into this campaign. Do you think it's hard to say at Louisiana has been trending Republican for for a while now. Governor Edwards is the only only Democratic governor in the deep South but his two thousand fifteen election was based very largely on politics and the characters who were running and now with a lot of experience under his belt. Edwards is campaigning for a second term. And I think this would be a pretty good indicator of you know how far are partisan politics have seeped into Louisiana local politics if efforts were lose his bid for reelection. Yeah here's trump on one of his visits to the state last week and Monroe and soon the people of Louisiana will head to the polls. You know I'm really here for a little different reason. It's called surly voting. You believe it that much. I like Eddie. Tell us a little bit about early voting What what have we seen so far from turn out there? Early voting has has been a big focus for the Edwards campaign in particular since they had relatively poor showing in the primary in early voting. This go around thirty one percent of early voters in early voting runoff where African American. That's an increase from twenty five percent total from the first round of voting in October. That is a huge demographic for Edwards. And if he can do well there. His chances of winning reelection are quite good but Turnout is key going back to the start of our conversation. Given Edwards record as a moderate and the fact that Louisiana state legislature is dominated by Republicans. I'm just wondering if a change in leadership would make a real difference in the lives of Louisiana residents or is this race just important because it's become a national ideological battleground. It's an interesting question I mean I think people will are quick to look to states where Republican supermajority existed in the legislature. And the governor's office Even if Edwards wins the Republicans may gain crossed the threshold into having a super majority in the legislature. Which would be I for Louisiana and that could really take the teeth out of the governor's role which has traditionally been a pretty strong role in Louisiana politics? That's Paul Bron W. R. K. F. State Politics Reporter. Thank you again thanks so much.
"And. What. Forty eight. I'm Howard Beck senior NBA writer for Bleacher report. It's September fourteenth as I'm taping this, we are a week away from some teams holding their media days and starting training camp. The teams that are going overseas. They get the early start. Everybody else starts a couple of days later. The season is almost here my God. How did that happen? Summer's almost over and yet Jamal, Crawford my guest today unsigned at least unsigned as I tape this things could happen any minute. In fact, during our interview, he got a call that he did not answer from his agent who knows maybe by the time, this thing post Jamal, Crawford, we'll have a New Jersey to add to his collection certainly hoping. So of course, Jamal three times six men of the year and one of the best all around guys just in the NBA everybody loves Jamal media guys like me, love Jamal. His teammates have always loved Jamal. Just always very pleasant to be around always as a smile and something nice to say and one of the most killer crossovers by the way in. NBA history. He insists not over it. He is thirty eight. He is heading into what will be his nineteenth season. Assuming that a contract is forthcoming and this is a different kind of summer for Jamal. He always pretty much knew where he was going to be. And here he is at at thirty eight, having opted out of a four and a half million dollar option with Minnesota, and there was a gamble involved there, but he's pretty confident that gambles gonna pay off. He's looking for what he calls the right fit. We talk about what fit means. We talk about why he decided to leave money on the table and leave Minnesota after just that one season with what a lot of people feel like is a fairly promising team and that just just broke through and an ended its playoff drought. So. That discussion that that decision was an interesting one. And so we we got into that m just reflected on a lot of stuff about his career because it's been a really interesting career. Many twists and turns along the way we talk about the best advice he's ever gotten. We talk about, hey, particularly. Say vivid lesson that he got from Larry Brown during their one-season together in New York. That one was interesting and then fun one towards the end. Jamal Crawford has talked about how he wants snuck into the great western forum where the Lakers used to play to go see Lakers bulls in nineteen ninety-five, everybody at some point. It sounds like LA snuck into the form. So I asked him, oh, why? Why? How is it? Is it that everybody has snuck into the forum? And what did he see that day? What did he remember most about that particular night? Because it was it was really interesting. And then just a couple of other fun things along the way, what's been most satisfying in his career, how he reflects on it, what he's most proud of, not that it's over yet, but we are getting toward the end and guys at his age at that position as a guard, generally don't make it much for that. So hopefully we see Jamal Crawford in another jersey sometime soon. Training camps opening soon, really fun interview with your mom. Think you're gonna love it. And so we will be back with Jamal Crawford and just. Just a minute sustained around, you know, it's not smart. Jobsites overwhelm you with tons of the wrong resumes, but you know what is mart? ZipRecruiter dot com slash full forty-eight. Unlike other job sites, ZipRecruiter doesn't wait for candidates to find you. ZipRecruiter finds them for you. It's powerful matching technology scans, thousands of resumes identifies people with the right skills, education and experience for your job and actively invites them to apply. 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Download the app, visit VR, dot life, more fly over Edison in subscription purchase. Additional terms may apply. People do and that voice of SIMS on left go, you know us from a podcast called Simpson left go, but now we got a new show. We get a little difference. We're kinda going to be big time going to ball gonna, talk sports and culture, too. I'm gonna teach SIMS. The internet. We're going to have players onset. We're gonna go out and mess with them. It's going to be a lot of fun. It is. We're going to be on the streets. We're talking to fans. We're gonna try to educate everybody and have a good time. So check it out the be our app, eight PM's on Wednesday, PM shut up. Now joined by eight three time NBA six men of the year and current free-agent, which is a weird thing to say in September, Jamal, Crawford JC, how you doing man. I'm great. How are you doing? I'm doing well. I'm doing well. It's September fourteenth camps opening like ten days. You're not on a roster. Do you wanna break any news here on this Friday afternoon? Unfortunately, I've no news break. You're right. Should different position being, you know, never experiencing. This is the first time I signed with the different team. It was with New York and that seemed like forever. And that was like August six met seem like forever. This is a whole five weeks passed that. So now it's just like, oh, this is interesting, but you know different, but I'm not worried at all, to be honest with the very calm just being patient, is it strange? I mean, you're I met very few guys in the my time covering the league who are as big of a gym rat and it just as you talk about all the time you're in love with the game. You truly love this game to be in this position. Is it you know? You said you're not worried, is it strange little unsettling? Are you how do you? What's the motions as camps approach and everybody else's gearing up for me, it's a little strange, but I don't know. Like. In a different way, businesses usual like normally when I say that, I mean, normally, you know, I moved my family wherever we we're going, we kind of, no, we'd be the kids being school by into August beginning September now. Okay. You still here. So the family stay here this year. The kids go to school and Seattle, and you're just workout new and just wait. And then when something opens up, just the right fit right situation, you know go from there. I think that's the part, probably all that fans don't. Truly appreciate that. You know, it doesn't matter what you guys make. It doesn't matter how glamorous the league seems. There's some like real world real life concerns that would that anybody would have, which is like, oh, well, where my kids going to school next year, like some pretty basic, very important stuff is that the biggest stressor for something like this. I mean you, you've put that aside by just having being Seattle and not not worrying about moving them, but the stuff like that, like you don't know how far you'll be from them. This coming seat him. Absolutely. And obviously, you know, my wife and adult, but even with that kids having to talk to the kids like this, the first time we'll be separate as far as you know, them standing place me in the season, the play. So that was like a heart kind of situation, you know, car conversation with the kids once they got in school and I got acclimated knows school. They really light in their friends are still here. They see every single summer. 'cause always been home for me. Then adjustment start to be like easier right now. I'm still taking school picking them up and all that stuff is making the transition a lot easier. And then you know. So that's the hardest part for me. I'm like, you know what? I can jumping go anywhere going apartment, be ready to go. So the hard part I feel like it's over with as far as you know, getting the kids and family acclimate, did you actually move them the last couple times where they in school in l. a. and then Minnesota? Absolutely. In school in LA you know, last five years. They weren't school in Minnesota. And the reason I moving Minnesota's because I will be there. A lot longer not worth, but it just wasn't the right situation fit. So you know, but I moved in there and then we actually moved back. So yeah, they've been everywhere I've been. Have you considered what it's going to be like, because obviously I I've no doubt you're gonna catch on somewhere soon here we don't know where that'll be. Have you considered what is going to be like to actually have to make that decision that separation that you haven't had to have that with your family since since you started since your family came out now you now almost inevitable. Right? So you kind of mentally prepare them? I'm prepared for it, of course, will be even more whenever I go somewhere goes a week or two weeks and even on long roaches. Right? You've gone but we can have two week you come back with him, you know, it can be a little bit different. You know, we're trying to map out beings to, you know, holidays days off and things that nature can still find time to siege throughout the course of that's not being together. Yeah. And if you end up in the Western Conference, you'll get trips to Portland, which is short. Drive away shortish. Sadly the NBA schedule still does not include Seattle. We can talk about that later Sunday. It will hopefully be back there buddy Marc spears on the jump. The other day said that he spoke with you your with you that the Lakers Sixers in warriors were the possible three destinations. Is that the case for you right now? Are you, are you deciding between them or they still deciding on you? What clarity can you bring that. You know this whole thing, we've been conversations with so many things. I mean, like I've been free a free agent clearly too much. So we've talked to canes for sure, but I wouldn't say anything, you know, like concrete out there, you know if it was and that's something to look at. But right now, I think it's more so in conversation. It's not just those teams. Other teams you're seeing, you know what teams are thinking, which direction are going, you know, just being nature. So I was as more conversations out there anything. But like I say, we've been doing this for too much now. So we talked with everybody. Of course, you've talked about it being about fit, which is kind of like once entirely understandable description or goal, and also very vague. All right, so so there's there's all these different considerations when guys are free agents said various stages of their career, and you are toward toward the end here. And so there's, there's the ring chasing. There's the people who go still go for the money. Trevor Aretha cashed in your former team at New York. Nice fifteen million dollar bonus. You'll go into Phoenix that he couldn't have gotten in Houston and probably figured that's his last big payday. So there's that consideration their city. There's teammates role of course minutes shots, which of these is kind of near the top for you right now when you talk about fit more. So you know there's so many different options even can't be too. You can help the team that Cologne making the next leap or next down, get into the line, or you can help your team on the bottom trying to work your way up and trying to foundation the culture. So there's different ways you can, you know, have a role and having portent in. But for me. When I say it, I think more so just people in racing team racing for, you know, and like you said, I lead a long time. I'm not trying to trick anybody. You kinda know what you're getting this point, you know. So it's not like, hey, I want somebody who I think kind. Made me more so than just wants me via of me. I got whatever role that could be. It could be, you know, it's not necessarily a shot number. I'm not into that part of it is just the fit. Like I, I wanna have fun. You know these last however, many years I wanna enjoy the game in last year. Wasn't that much fun for me? You know, for me, I really wanna enjoy this and and go from there. Which makes a lot of sense. And you're right like that could that could be a lot of different things. You know if it were a young team that needed you to come in and be a bit of a leader in the locker room, but also, you know, you know, some teams are like young interesting, exciting if they're not winning a lot like that could be satisfying for you. I'm sure you've been on all kinds of teams. You've been on clipper team. So many. So I'll be on the team chasing the championship with the Quakers team, Minnesota, who was trying to make the playoffs to make that makes that which we did on team in New York where we're trying to like, it was so much you're there. I mean, so much coming out from so many different angles and never could piece together. And I was on young team and Chicago, you know, we were the youngest team league for the first two years. I'll team Atlanta who were in the playoffs already one, you know, take the next step. So I've been in so many situations and I feel like I can, you know, a lot of situations, but I'm reenergize to be honest with you, like this four to a season, it's so long. And it's so funny to me when people. Aw, slowing down saying, well, look at my numbers since everybody. My minutes in Saudi coming down the last five years. So of course naturally my scoring go there like you don't say, hey, take this fifty dollars to bring back a hundred dollars Jordan's like that doesn't work. If you wanna hang on for your Jordan's you'll get George. I mean, so yeah. I mean, so funny like simple if somebody minute shot come down, of course, they're, they're scoring there, but I think consistently I've been pretty consistent bring to the table and not only that I think that's person's character to, hey, you wanna sacrifice a little left this year for the betterment of the group. No problem. I'll keep doing whatever, but don't criticize you say he's on down. It's not the same virginity. You know what I mean like that. That's okay. Yeah. And I think that happens a lot. These things get over simplified, all these, all these dumb people in the media. We don't know what we're talking about. But I get what you're saying that you know the role changes the minutes come down, you accept some sacrifice. And then yeah, media people raise the concerns or speculate that that you're tailing off and in your case, it's also because they looked down and they say, oh my God, Jamal, even though he still looks like he's a rookie. 'cause you've never aged. You're thirty eight. And so people I think expect its dissipation, right? Jamal, they're expecting you to slow down, but I was I looked this up before before I came in studio today. Your two point percentage last year forget overall feel go percentage because it's so distracting. There's so many three point attempts these days in the NBA like people need to separate this out. Your two point percentage you shut four seventy seven from two last season. That was your highest since I'm looking back since two thousand twelve thirteen. And like as I get it right, this young man today I understand in points you're supposed to slow down. Let's go the furniture history and seventeen year mortar play on the last three years. I've only missed five games haven't read it only like. So it's like one point. If you look at a lot of people are not rely on there is much right. And I think it's more to look at the person say, hey, there's slower or did not get that, like that's going to happen at some point for everybody. I get it. But if you're saying, hey, numbers are coming down. But yeah, if other factors in that then how can you like punish them for that? And I get our point. This is n. wave kinda rarified air Bianchi like nobody is as Hugh saying, hey, look and saying, let me people's pictures on the years came the two years. The eleventh year fifteen PF they make and they change in their style. On the back of easily be the guy just sits in the corner, say, hey, I'd be a catch. It should like I'm still getting the ball. I'm studying kicking rope like this. So. Oh. Fascinating to hear some of those things. It's all part of. I mean, the strength of your game has been that ability to just kind of to create for yourself, create for for teammates to an extent of senior as a great passer at times too. When when that was the was the priority, you can get two spots. You can get your shot off pretty much anytime is that part of your game, you still intact at that level. Like, okay, whatever, whatever the role was us year signed tomorrow, you can still get to where you want on the court without a doubt, without a doubt that might even like being cocky or era. Then you know, it's not my style. My. I'm gonna be honest out will be the first one and say, you know what? I can't. I can't get a clean look anymore. Like it would be the first one minutes time to go hang out and play LA fitness. You mentioned Minnesota. I know you've addressed this a little bit, but I mean, listen, you opted out of a lot of money, four and a half million is nothing. Especially at this stage of your career, you've made enough. You can afford to to take that risk. But at the same time, four million four million and at this age that is probably harder to come by. You wouldn't make that that trade off for your free agency, unless you were one really confident about getting another good deal and to that things really weren't satisfying, like what you did help team that hadn't made the playoffs in one thousand years. Get back in what was unsatisfying about that year with the timber wolves. There were a lot of things on only be negative, Nancy, but for me, it just wasn't happy environment. Women happy. It wasn't a, it wasn't a lot would be to be honest with you, and they just wouldn't work like the money is one thing. I never. Played for money like never like, hey, you know, I have to get this amounts of play. Like I love the game. I'm gonna have happiness around on the positive environment. I went all those things and I just the money, whether work it's me be honest with you. I was like, there's no way. So you know, it was just it was not the right fit. I wouldn't say there's nothing wrong situation here that anybody, but it just wasn't the right fit for me and then just taking money take it. Never been about that. I say, when you go do out his deal and look for the right fit. And if you take a little bit longer fourteen to comes to issue a little bit longer, I'm at peace with if you told me the situation play out. In the same way, I wouldn't have signed timber still be out. You. We talked about this earlier. You have been in all these different kinds of situations, contending teams in LA a really rough year in Portland, some some good transitional years. I feel like in Atlanta where you really kind of found your groove as being a sixth man for the first time and kind of defined this latter half of your career, and then you were with, of course, some of the most dysfunctional teams I've ever seen in my life here in New York. When I was in beat writer, does the fact that you went through some really just bizarre and tense years in New York? Does that kind of feed into how you look at teams now in your own opportunities like Minnesota, listen, you know something something amiss there, right? There's too much noise for to conclude otherwise about the locker room or relations between young guys and vets and whatever. I'm not expecting you to spill big locker room secrets here, but I feel like that's kind of what's in the background here. Does your does that early experience with New York kind of inform your your vision of this where it's like, hey, I don't. I've seen in done this. Binning in screwed up situation. I don't. I don't need to be in a tense locker room again. That's just not fun. I think just my overall experience, you're saying not just New York. Chicago. I was in Golden State, you know, for a year in between the we believe team in transition there and then I was in Portland, like you said in the lockout Russ year, and it's funny. 'cause I remember people he'd laws there be slowed down thirty thirty one. And that was six years ago. Saying one more day, but it was. It was interesting because people have been time like all he's in east down, not saying what I was saying the whole time with. No, it had nothing to do with me. It's not the right him being you differently. LA. I'll show you when I get to layer on that. Oh, my gosh, like you're right. I was like here. I'm not gonna ever like like it was. It just wasn't. The right fit is hard to catch random. It's hard to kind of, I wanna say, put your 'cause you put your every time. It's just not the right fit, and it's not the right Renan you play. I think you play in thought it makes you a stack slower because you know the game is instated. It happened so fast. It's flowing. And if you're thinking you argue slow, you know. So I think I played in a lot even last year, but especially important you say about last thing? I'm Minnesota. Are there some serious concerns there? I mean, is that is that team going to have to? Are they in for some, you know, rocky waters here until they figure out. Whether it's honest. Close the Minnesota Chakra, so I don't even know what's going on so much anymore. Like Jim Yalies. Other than me close. Some of the guys that I don't wanna close that chapter. Yeah, it's it's the welding problem now. He can go figure it out. I know the answer this question, but I'll ask it anyway. Do you think there's any chance it's just over like this? Is it like last was. If it got to a point where and I'm not saying it's happening this year. But like when it gets to that point, if you feel like you still got something left, whether it's now a year from now and if the NBA just no one comes calling with the way that you are about the game, could you see Europe, China, big three is do could you see extending yourself out with one of these other opportunities? I wouldn't go too far away from that will be out, could be honest with you. I don't know. I don't know. Time comes, I'll tell you, I appreciate that. On the go to be three, maybe try this and I'm just going to like I LA fitting or lifetime pure people up there. I know I feel like ten years from now. If I just wandered into a Seattle, like health clubs somewhere, you're still going to be out there just like shredding guys cure. Nothing crazy. I can definitely be you not much game, so you're standing and you're still gonna look exactly as you did today. I met you two thousand four, whatever, and it's gonna. Piss me off. Right, right. So if I told you in two thousand four, I'm like, you know what? Fourteen years from now playing. I'll be double figures. You looked at me like crazy. Probably. Yeah, I, I don't. I don't think I knew you well enough to realize how how much that passionate would carry you through all those twists and turns. But yeah, but but also by the way, guys at your position and your size, don't linger. This long in the NBA. Usually it's hard to get to thirty eight as a guard in the NBA bigs big, extend their career to forty, but not not guards exactly about the people who do long usually are the guy to like hall of famers the locks, right? Like the dark Vinci's guys like that. They usually mounted guy. So yeah. You're right. I was going to ask you about MONUC because on Zach, Lowe's podcast. Last week, we talked about guys the next group of hall of fame potential guys, whether they're eligible now or will be soon. And of course, having just retired. A few years out, but I feel like you and mom in different ways, really kind of redefined six men like he's a guy who everybody knew could have been a starter on those championship teams, but he sacrificed stature, didn't really sacrifice minutes are scoring on thinking, maybe some minutes, but by being six men. And that's a lot of what people love about mono. In addition to his game, your transition was a little bit different for that. I know it wasn't something you want to necessarily embrace right off the bat, but you win three, six man of the year awards. And people view you as a guy who was an absolute asset. Every team he was on debut mono as critical piece of a champion. Do feel like in different ways you guys kind of, you know, redefined or elevated that that role in a sense because it's always been an award in the NBA. I understand that, but I don't know that it had some of the stature attached to it as it may not. I think obviously. Great. Great. Great. In the great sixty, never kinda material Ricky peers and get lift shrimp guys like that minute. I wanna league before my new technically, I guess play before it yet, but he was a six man long before I was, you know? So he was the guy, hey, this can do it. I can make the transition. Jason was another one. It was a great man, right? I think was longer when he was the one guy, this guy can feel like, you know, we both kind of the games kind of being unforgettable player, own style play. So really easy look at him, hey, you know what? If he can do it and pull it off and makes a lot easier for me because my news. Great, you know, he's a great player and on those teams we're still special, but he was like the XBox, he's the difference maker for them. And then they just a lot easier actually twentieth that when he retired, he was the one guy I looked at like, you know, he's helped me from a distance and doesn't. Yeah. And you know to be clear, obviously, there have been great six-minute, NBA history, and some very important players have won the award. But I feel like especially in this modern era, there was a time there were, you know, that was something that guy's really resisted. It wasn't something that guys embrace necessarily the same level. For sure because it was like, hey, none of us grew up being a six man. We're all the stars players team while the best players in the country high school college, so on and so forth and keeps going. But he was the guy said, you know, he's so talented, so good. If he can do it, everybody can be quiet and do it, you know? So he was the guy really ushered in that new six. We talked about your longevity and I know you've addressed this a little bit before, but I mean as you as you prepare for what would be your what nineteen th year. Which is incredible. Again, guards generally don't make it that long and certainly not in significant roles. What do you think it's been the key to to that longevity for you in? Is that something that when you're around the younger guys, you know, Wiggins and Karl Anthony towns, whoever other guys you've encountered relate of the years, is that something they ask you about? How do I stay around that long? Is that part of the the advice you give afternoon. I think I four to stay in love with the game. When you stay in love with it, you'll do all the things that comes along with plan when his code reform roller stretching exercise, or you know, like all those things tie into it, but it goes back to sound just purely Levin the gay. So standing with the game, not sidetrack with that, taken care of this alluded to not putting bad things in about not quitting alcohol drugs, any of that stuff in your body. You know, your body is a fine, fine fine to automobile. You input bad gas in the simplest form, so you wouldn't put the cheapest gas in the best vehicle. So I think doing that part, I think maintenance, some guys only take care of themselves when they get hurt, feel like something's coming just doing the things they could be doing. Prevent that. I think that I think standing state is a big thing. You know, a lot of guys take time off in the summer and pick up a ball around this time or whatever. But if you stay in shape, I think your body those muscles are used to. There used to be an active. So the injury don't happen. And then I think, got you know because you can do a lot of right things still get injured and things that makes regret is being blessing that way. But I think when you're good for the game games, good to you, so I would say it. If they're gonna love the guy. I can't remember the last time I'm knocking on wood and whatever else they got around me. I can't remember less significant injury. What's the most significant injury you've had in your career? FIA that was going into my second year. Right? Yeah. At that time, the ACLU was like the dig like, oh, no, you get that you could be done, you know. So that was one of my second year, two thousand one. And that was the last time I had like a major major injury, the rest of being like, you know, I got an even the cast. I had any cool small thing a long time ago. But yeah, the record been kind of a small things compared to that. Do you tribute to the fact that you have stayed in shape year round that you've obviously you're, you gotta really slim build, so you don't got a lot of extra, you know. Wait and strain on your joints and everything you mentioned. Well, you don't drink. There's some dumb luck involved to, right. Let's acknowledge that. Being blessed that way, but definitely should be. I said before you took a job back in LA. Right? And your your home in New York for nineteen months. He came back in the summer and you came back and you turn on the lights and try to start the car right up after taking those nine months off being away, the Carmen started like that. You know many to jump I or the life mate pop. You put him on the body, you know, when people take off so much time and they come back, they bite doesn't feel as good. You know, injuries start happening injury start lingering, you know things pop things that nature. But if you just keep the muscles going, maybe not even the NBA level you know, with even if you just keep in fire and keep them use in use in going, I think I think you lawyer Shanti strangers for sure. Again, I don't want to say this asking in a way that suggests that you're at the end, but you're close to the end. You've seen a lot and you've done a lot in your career. So I just I thought it'd be interesting just to ask like as you reflecting a little bit in this moment before you figure out where the next move is. Have you thought about like just the breadth of your career, what the things you're most proud of our when you're talking to your kids about it or when you're relating about it to two guys coming up now. What stands out to you that about your own career? What are you most proud over? What's your best memories of the last eighteen years? I would say thing most proud of is actually my camp. Almost proud of is that I was able to versity when I mean, my dad is on rarely had eighteen different cultures in eighteen years. So imagine that graces Monte play for one coach for soccer. So I play eighteen different than I had just not only adjust. I found a way to survive but thrive. You know, like in different situations, eighteen different coaches. It's almost like if you're a four year college player and you have a coach your freshman year and you had a lot of success. Your software new coaches coming in and he's like, you see different way to use you like, you know what? You're stuck fights more for the team. Joe year. Another coast comes in. He like, you know what? We're just gonna. Bring you off the bench. You feel like you're a spark plug or whatever you're saying here, I know the coast like, you know what? I know you're playing to guard leading point this. You back. Up on the east coast different ways, and it's been a plus from camping. I learned a lot in philosophy, coaching team, not closely, but it's just adjust every single year Nali do that. I kinda, you know, really nice for myself even having to deal with that. And I think I'm most proud of and for a lot of players in the NBA other than the the true elite, the best of the best, the MVP type guys, the perennial all stars. They just do what they do, right? Like the coach pretty much has to adjust to them for. Yeah, for sure everybody, everybody else has to be flexible for sure. And the fact that you know being a score being consistent, like average double figures for the last sixteen years in a row. Some people play sixteen is average double sixteen straight years. Even with these different coaches every year. So you know, I do prime, my cellphone, no doubt. I know you can do this and it's always amusing, it's going to ask it list the eighteen coaches. Gosh, go. Ego. Tim Floyd be only Pete. Myers do a car right stuff Scott. Then we went to New York and we had Lenny Wilkens. We had herb Williams. I did. Thomas Blair Brown might tell me and we went to go and state. We had Don Nelson. Then from there we went to Atlanta. We had Mike within Larry jer start chain from there. We went to Portland, Maine, McMillan. Kayla analysis, fourteen fifteen. They went to the clippers and we had Vinnie Negra sixteen dot favors seventeen in give it all in Minnesota. That's just incredible. Not not to won't ask you to rank or say, who was good or bad, who's your favorite to play for. I did. And I think Mike would it was really good. Dacas loin place, Lord, I think Danielson place for some. I. Then Tony, I didn't have long. I'm saying everybody. Teaches the, I can't. You got, you got a lot of hall of famers in that list by the way, whether hall of famers coach or player. There's there's some serious serious. When he was play for coach. I was on it. On some ways. All gonna get which which of those guys taught you a lesson that you carry through to this day. Like is there specific thing that one of them said that you still site today. Yeah. And he was probably the best teacher he said, and he was he was one years in New York, and he was like, you know, you can have a big bucket of ice cream, big brand new bucket of ice cream in a bird. You're eating outside, and the bird flies over and he posts in ice cream. You don't scoop out the poop, poop of the cream. The Hawaii screams room. So. Translation was you could have it really team, but if you have one in bad apple, you can ruin thanks for everybody. So. Yeah, yeah, that is a a really good and really gross analogy. Larry Brown. Hit home. Also the kind of thing that can happen when you're just wondering around New York with like a Cup of ice cream in your hands. Exactly. I assume that was the strangest most stressful season. You've been part of. Music. Which one was, but you'd be surprised what most stressful. It was another New York year or somewhere else entirely somewhere entirely. Wow, wow. See, that's an upset that's an up grant. This would be my New York bias. My east coast bias, I would have just assumed having seen the Knicks stuff up close at that would have been the toughest. Strange a while, but it wasn't the most stressful. I mean, for people who don't know, we had Larry and Stefan marberry feuding and Maureen Isaiah feuding and Larry feuding. And then St. Francis comes in and there's all this other craziness going. There was just there was just a lot of stuff that was that was I think the single weirdest season I ever covered and probably just like the most bizarre non basketball stories. New York, New York. Nick. I assume you just got used to it by the end. What's the worst advice you ever got the worst vice. I'm not sure I'll got like really bad used to be. There was some examples. I didn't wanna follow early in my career things I didn't wanna follow. It wasn't like that wasn't like, you know, keep telling me do some things they were doing so that vice, there was examples. I saw that they want follow that. Yeah, that was. I was situation situations I was looking back at, there's a phenomenal. You've had a couple of really great stories written about you, Mike Weiss for the end of feed it a couple years ago, and they think Chris Ballard. Unbelievable, incredible stories. And in two of the best in in our field in terms of covering the NBA and just great storytellers. But I was glancing back at Mike wise is peace the morning, and there's two things I want to ask you about one is this you mentioned in the story or he writes that when you were living in LA as a kid for for a time that you snuck into the form and nineteen ninety-five during Magic Johnson's comeback to to see a Lakers bulls game, and what's what jumped out about that is not the fact that you were going to see Lakers bulls in the heyday of the bulls and and seeing Magic's comeback. But the fact that you're like the eight hundred person who lived in LA who has a kid. So they snuck into the form the form heavily worst security of any arena on earth. How does everybody sneak into the phone pretty bad that the game. I remember. The game. That was the one time I ever seen proxy. Cool. And funny because that is the time that I mean when he just passed away yesterday twenty years ago. But yeah, he ever seen people are cool. So the not only did I sneak in, but I was able to kind of get close enough to where the rallies work with the players walked any locker room. And I remember it was should night walk through in the mindset of were like this quiet like deathly quiet acting so quiet missile every. Cousy walk through and everybody screaming LL as you walk into lock. Oh, you're, you're thinking, all those celebrities are going into the players locker, not knowing back area. They kind of wait at, you know what I mean as a kid. You don't know that. So Dan to talk through and duck, and he smile and people trying to grab him. It was like unbelievable. And to this day will actually find a few months ago actually saw video when he actually walked out of the form club. We had on everything, but there's actually video footage of when he left that area. They walked out the form that day. So what do you remember about the game itself? The Lakers loss and Michael Jordan on the show. I think he'd be like a fake. Lewis is in Asia, jumped in the air forty to one hundred one. When on the ram and came off one hand spectacular, and they had a great, great, great game that game. They had twenty or thirty that game. So this is probably ninety five ninety six after Jordan's back, right? It had to be because to only on death row for like eleven months. So it was like ninety five hundred sixty first game back when the bulls play. He look paying back on the bulls play the Lakers after magic decide comeback. I'm finding December sixteenth nineteen ninety-five. That sounds right. Yeah. About right. Kaku ninety six. Yeah, that's about right one one. Eight bulls one eight two eight. So it's route depicting thirty thirty three thirty three fourteen I remember. I remember he had like if you go to look at. And look. I think he had thirty three quarters. Whoa, this as a team, I'm looking looking in Jumbotron the big screen hit thirty beginning the fourth of the thirty points. I remember that. Well, he he obviously killing it that game and he had to because Michael Jordan who everybody believes never missed a shot and this entire life was five for twenty. In that game he's probably put on. So for two Pac man. Another back story about this story is should night in a different interview, say yeah, to first NBA game and the bulls Lakers. So I'm like, wow, that was the first thing game to talk ever seeing. You know, all these later. I'm looking back. I in game and I remember being there if you go back and look at the people was there for sure. MC hammer. Was there the whole fro- clan, and then they'll wasn't with them, but he all you know, they all walked me saints on what after. All right. So you can say it now because like the statute of limitations has long since over and there's no basketball at the form anymore. How did you get in if you snuck in? Well, there'd be random doors and you just had to find it. You had to walk out. It could be different every day or to be saying biggest were very lax and maybe random door. That'd be open. You get in once I got in, I knew a guy who actually worked there. So once I got in, I'll find him and he put me in a certain seat. If somebody came to the, I'll just get up and move the next and just kind of do. That hogan. I income late arriving when your kid think all their later, Ivan crowd, like all this here I love. I'm beyond talent. So. My eight thirteen fourteen fifteen. How many games did you sneak into. At least twenty years while at least more least it was almost like me and my friend, we're going like we had tickets. We know we're getting tonight. So you know. That's funny. I bring it up in part because like I've heard Byron Scott, say that when he was growing up, he's sneaking heard. I think Paul Pierce said it like any any kid who grew up in LA during the of the forum at some point. It sounds like snuck in. I don't know how it held all these kids. Absolutely. You think it's a little harder to sneak into an MBA arena now, for sure, no way around that. Definitely security. Well, hopefully you're not going to have to sneak in. You're going to be signed somewhere soon and you'll be back in jersey. For me. Pointing cheer for sure. When are we getting team back in Seattle? Have you, have you ever participated in any of that locally trying to to lobby or get investors on board or whoever. It's going to be that it's going to get this thing moving again. Sure. Have. I'm copying that we team species Walla glove, like in five years, but I'm really confident that the Knicks came back. I just feel like the time before that we seen our fan base, like if the storm, the Seahawks Sounders matters, you know, we have to really team great fan base and guys coming. Never been big time actually fall in love with it, you know? So hopefully it seemed like there. Yeah, see, I got admit, I'm a little bit torn Jamal. I love Seattle. I loved going there during my Laker beat writing days. So that was two trips a year guaranteed. And I did cover Laker sonic series. I think my first year on the beat great city and we all miss it in the NBA, but I don't want them to expand feel like thirty teams as the right number. I feel like you add fifteen more players. It's just going to dilute things too much. There's already teams that just I think our unwatchable because there's just not enough talent. There's NBA level talent, but not like all star type. None of all star talent to go around, especially with guys all conglomerate a couple of cities and joining up. So I'm torn here. I wanna see basketball back and Seattle, but I feel like it's got to be a team that sadly gets moved again. We'll be. I'll be. Be the way. Could be a team in because I, I know how we felt king Louis. I'll hate to have to maintain, but you know, we'll see play out. Before let you go. I thought I, this, that you Zach Lowe a few days ago, did his list of hall of fame absurdities the things that it would be a new hall of fame wing, all of the weirdest things that have happened in the NBA. It would be its own museum. It's a series of exhibits in the museum. So it'd be things like the banana boat with with Chris Paul, Braun and Dwayne Wade or the entire emoji war on the night of the de'andre Jordan situation candidates for the you've seen everything. We have candidates for the hall of absurdities. I don't think you were involved in any of these by the way. Think about that. Not Andrew, Jordan emoji war you weren't. You weren't. Where were you in that? I wasn't there. I didn't have emoji though. So you love that blackberry. Maybe the start situation. I mean, that was so yes. Yeah, these are mostly more lighthearted ones. So yeah, that wings. Ghana was definitely not like heart. So yeah, I'll have to think about that. Yeah, yeah. All right. Well, work on that and we'll get you back on at some points and we can discuss absurdities and other fun stuff. And next time we talk, I can't wait to see which jersey you're wearing, but I know you'll be back somewhere very soon plan. Appreciate it back. Thank you. The full forty eight is available each week on the Bleacher report app and you can subscribe for free at podcasts. Please leave us a rating while you're there four or five stars, whatever you're comfortable with and give us a review at the same time. It helps the pot out a lot. We really appreciate it. Thanks again and we'll see an. Hey, it's Matt Cam for Bleacher report and Sirius XM. And if you want to win and fantasy football this year, then subscribe to my podcast fantasy camp. Who should you start? Who should you sit? Should you add who's to do drop trade? 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BEST OF: Re-Evaluating the biggest off-season moves
"This scale in sales unjust. What is everybody scallop house? Radio DOT COM RADIO DOT COM. Ask Ask you on a Tuesday here. And as always brought to you by Ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire try ziprecruiter for free by going to ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash. Enter a fun show today plan. We were just talking a little bit through this before the for the lights went on We want to take a look back at all. The major offseason moves and what we thought of them then and then what what we think of them now about a third of the way into the season because it does seem like there are some pretty big flops from some of the major. Move this off season. We've also got to a false poll today after my boy mark helpful. It's at a huge huge career night last night. We're going to have coming on. We'll run some of these free agent stuff by him as well. There's more Kyle Kuzma rumors but scowl. I think we've got to start with the game. You were out last night. Because we had both both teams at the top of the Eastern Conference. He had a loss like weird losses. Your your Celtics you're in. DC had a weird loss to the to the wizards a team. That was missing beal missing. Is it missing a bunch of guys and also the bucks lose to the Spurs. It was kind of an odd topic eastern conference. Tell us what your your angle. What was going off the Celtics last night? They didn't bring it. I mean you walk into a game and you and it's not like there's not a sample size here. The Washington Wizards Have Ishmael. Who can now go anywhere? He wants on the floor or because he's a good player and he plays into credible energy and a bunch of G. League guys around him and the Celtics is took it for granted and I have a theory Cerruti. I've been a part of this in the NBA. And I it's like I don't get it with players. I don't know if they're not smart or you're but every time there's fringe all stars. I feel like it affects the play. It all of a sudden seeps in two teams teams and all of a sudden you start seeing not not Lebron or Jaanus sir. Those guys we know those guys are GonNa Make Cerruti. We're I'm talking. I'm talking like the fringe. Guys the guys who are on the outside looking in and everyone right now thinks that they have a chance to be an all star every top two player on every team even teams suck that there they can have a chance of making the All star team and I'm tired of it routing the NBA tired of well name name. So what are the name. Some names scout who we talking about. Because we had a lengthy conversation about Ralph player. Young not winning and making an all-star appearance I think Zach Levine gets in that in that as well. Although he is rumored to he's only GonNa do the dunk contest to be if he is an actual all star. You think he's fit in the band voting so far so I don't know name some names here. Who are these fringe guys? I know I I would say this trae young. He has been impressive since we came rushing down on him saying no loser the the last night you see that movie night where he goes through the backwards through the legs completely hesitates. Both defenders goes in for layup. I mean that's special stuff right there man. I so I've sort of come around and I go. You know what I wanna see that in the All Star game so it would be fun to sail. I've watched so I was down on trae young so you know how I started right. Keep really high on trae young. I think he's very Steve Nash. Like and all that stuff super high on trae young. He's coming in averaging all these points not caring about winning in losing. Now the All star boat comes out and he was like public enemy number one. You have to admit that Cerruti so public enemy number one. He's like oh you mean like when I was losing those games and people who aren't going to show me love unless you were competing. Yes that's how sports are we want to turn on the TV and we WANNA watch you care about winning and losing now like hugging it out afterwards. The Jersey exchange and all that garbage. We won't see players care about winning and losing we don't care about about stats. But that's that's me that's me and I think I think people who analyze the game the people who are on TV or driving the conversation. Those are the people that WANNA see. You like play both ends of the floor. Even if you're not gifted you could try the defensive end. Well trae young got the message. Because he's been great ever. Since the all-star voting came out and people like Scallon Pals at show on radio DOT COM has been Hayden on trae young or those losers all of a sudden now. Now trae young's been great so the big big bad monster the four letter word. They've been hating on trae young and I have to. He's been special so I just feel like Mike I feel like it. Derails teams right around this moment. Just what happened last night in Boston. The all-star push this well we got the name for this. I feel like we got like the the fringe guy. all-star push or the the WanNa be all star. You know we're like dues sort of okay my team's maybe not playing super well like I'm go ahead and get mine and see if I can sneak in and get a free trip to Chicago. It's not just the bad teams. It's the good teams to dig about. Think about if you're Boston you got jalen and Jason Right. They're not going to get in with the fan boat we can already. We already know that right. So they're going to get in with the coaches vote and their in a unique situation. Because you could pull thirty coaches and you ask them. Who would you who you think is all star this guy or that guy and I think thank you be? I don't know maybe fifty five forty five like I don't know which way they would go but it's not like they're going one direction here so ultimately ultimately both these guys are trying to shine and I think ultimately they're going to fall short because they're gonNA steal votes each other which is such a backwards ass way way of doing it like I don't I don't understand how the coaches are going to decide. And they're GONNA I know they're going to pick two celtics and half of them. We're going to pick one one guy and half of them are going to pick another and they're going to end up. Getting Zach Levine in the All Star game. 'cause just wig. Oh yeah listen I I would either Celtic over Zakopane if if you had a pick water. Which one would you vote for? Which one would I was GONNA ask? That's what I was GonNa ask you. I would actually say Jaylen Brown I I think I I really. I really kind of come around as I think the TATUM. I've always said I think tatum is the guy who is maybe has more star potential especially on the offense of flashier but I. I don't know man if I'm if I could have like Jason Tape. I'm sorry Jaylen Brown. It's like number two or number three like he's he does so many things well and I think the ironic part of what you're saying scouse like he doesn't need to do this. All Star our push. He just needs to be what he's been doing this entire season of like being a jack-of-all-trades playing hard on both ends and that's going to get him to get him. The coaches vote into the all star game. Because you gotTa know coaches love that stuff so so I actually I think I if I had. I've seen I mean I know tatum's offense of stealing a super high but I feel like we've seen so many bad shooting nice for them not all the time but they're like a decent amount of them and this year whereas I just kind of feel like jalen rounds a little bit more consistent Jaylen Brown interesting so all the analytics report the tatum and and all the get that like the basic stats you know. Points shooting percentage effective. Feel all that stuff would point to Jalen Brown. I mean that's not that's not my point point here. My point is like these guy. Jalen Brown missed more shots last game than any other game in his career. It's like. Is this a coincidence. I don't think it it is I. Don't think it is that bad. I've just a week ago. I praise Jalen Brown for being playmaker. I'm like man I didn't know. Oh I like for instance. I thought in his best days where he was doing two weeks ago. It'd be the best hugh ever be as a playmaker and and now like wow what could he become as a playmaker. Now it's like all that stuff is gone away and you can't tell me it's not the All star Game You can't tell me although singles you hit the basically two weeks ago are now turning into like I'm trying to make home run plays. It's gotTa be me the All Star game so disappointed. We're going to have to keep an eye on this. I Want I want you to point out every time you see this every time you see a player that's like a fringe guy who you think is making a push to get to Chicago dog. Oh we got a call we got we got a call like it is because I think it's probably you're probably really right like I think guys do. Obviously they care about that and I wonder why they're pressing because they're like. Hey I need to do more to push boat over the top just to show that I should be an all star and typically. That's not what those guys should be doing. Like you know what I mean like guys that are like Jalen Brown who who are who do. Who are Jack of all trades or may be good at a lot of things not great? Anything you don't want Jaylen Brown jacking up a million shots like that's not his game. That's not what that's not. What makes him an all star in the first place? Yeah but for his world so in the world of I got to be the best version of myself I got control what I can control. How else is he going to do it? I hate to system. I hate to system the system. I'm not blaming the player. I'm blaming like are messed up system. It's a messed up system. I hate everything about the All Star game. Everything about it I would you do. What would you change? Then I'll like. What would you just take winning players and have implant in all star game? I don't know I don't think it's fixable. I don't think the best I don't think the most impactful players think of it this way Cerruti you have everything going. Oh and for you as your team and you should reward guys who sacrifice think about and like guys who make the sacrifice guys who focus on the defensive in guys who make winning plays guys who do their job you have. You worked so hard at a coach to get players like going that direction and for like two months a year it gets thrown out the window not not to stars those guys but there's right now how many people in the Eastern Conference obviously obviously there's only twelve spots how many people in the Eastern conference right now are doing things differently to angle themselves into the All Star Game Twenty thirty disappointing disappoint all right. We'll we'll have to keep an eye on this. I think you're right but I think I think what what what gets rewarded at the end of the season is the all pro right or the the all MBA list right so that would be you know that your your first second and third team that to me is like I know. God's WanNa make the all star team but I think the the all NBA teams teams in those three teams are more of an indicator of who had a great season and the All star the All Star game was. Please don't care I I understand that. But the All Star game is it's basically a fan exhibition game the fan. You Do Kinda WanNa put guys players that are flashy. Because that's what the fans want to see right. I yeah but that's not what players care about. That's not mom's Johnny. They WANNA get. They want to get ratings. They want they want people to watch this thing. They wanted to dating game. They can put together and that doesn't necessarily lend itself to like team. I winning players Scout. Yeah but that's ridiculous it's ridiculous. I'm not so sure wars were then. That is what it is. I'm not I'm not. I'm not a fan. I'm not a fan of this part of the year where you've got individuals like breaking off everything. Everything that you've worked for it can destroy a team. It can destroy a team for a month two months or for an entire season. This type of stunt man you ever hear like his skull you baseball guy at all or no no. So here's the stink eye as a kid was a baseball fan. I don't really watch ton anymore. But there's this thing like post post homerun derby right to where like guys. After they appear in a homerun. Derby swing messed up for like months after that. Because they're trying to hit you there you know your your swing hit home runs in the home run Derby not necessarily like swing for average or hits or whatever that's almost like the opposite the NBA has before the before the All Star game the NBA. All these some of these players are trying to change their games and do the things to get them into the all star game and it's hurting their product in the same way that baseball guys. After they do the homerun Derby it affects their swinging hurts them post homerun derby so this it hap- things like this happen in all sports. That's why sometimes you've got to do the stuff at the end of the season and and you know not having it in the middle of season. I understand why they do it the way they do. I think coaches would coaches would be all for that. I mean plus the fact that when you go you're like it's seven. Am to one am every day you you know like you're going to read to achieve community functions parties practice. It's nonstop and when these guys are it's it's it's exhausting for him. It's exhausting I went to two all star Games. I went to Philly my rookie year. I went to La a couple years ago man. I hated it. It's like the worst in your like it's like I get back to when we're back into the grind again like man. This is like I needed a break. It's now I go to Mexico. I'm gone will not find me. I'm not doing that. It's all stars beneath the white marble. That's telling well that's that's that's probably why Zakopane was like man. I ain't doing the contest unless I'm an actual all-star otherwise I'm taking that time off dude I'm not gonNA be there. There's no need for me to be there so I think that actually makes a ton of sense and that's but that's they pass gas right. They they they basically have a full week off on unknown. There is not enough. I know but you enjoy your time in Mexico and you're not deal. We know scouts. Cows got scouts take care of himself. It's all about mental maintenance at this point but what's the last drop out about that coming up in a little bit because I do want to get into that van but before we do that before we bring in the bottom of this hour. Let's I do this. What we I t's at the start of the show and I was kicking around? I was looking at different guys that we thought were going to have major impacts on teams championship level teams this season that were either traded or or signed and for agency this off season. And there's actually quite a few. That hasn't really worked out the way that we thought I want to go through some of the major moves in the off season. We'll say what we thought about the move before the season and what we think about it now so I wanna start with some of the major ones because actually this guy I think I think the flop sort of the most interesting ones but I will throw in some of the ones that haven't been flops as well but I think we gotta start here because I think this is sort of like to me. There's three main one but I think you can really legitimately questioned the future of the moves and whether or not they actually worked out or not or going to work out or not and that is Al Horford Philly that is Russell Westbrook in in Houston and that is Mike Conley in Utah to those three. I think those three are probably the ones the biggest question marks at this point right all right. Let's let's use as a grading scale because you brought up. That Cerruti was a fan of baseball back in the day. Let's use baseball. Ace Ball home. Run single double triple ratings Kale or basketball. or You CERRUTI for you okay. The Arctic is. I'd haven't watch the baseball game in literally a decade but we know where we know we know what a home run is worth and all that stuff okay. Okay well you start with the guys. It's a flawed logic though scalp because because a single is still a good thing. Some of these guys. I WanNa give you like I think some of these are destroyed. APPs like their bat good moves and some of them strikeout. We don't we can use strikeout. Aw groundout foul whatever all right. We'll do both you. Could you do the baseball analogy. I'll give letter trades like it's a traditional school situation level. Wilbert one here. Let's start here. Let's do let's let's start. Let's start with your boy. Let's start with Al Horford Philly Homerun you homerun okay. I I didn't think Homerun I thought like I double double. I thought I thought it was good. Move you get better than there. I didn't I wasn't one hundred percent. Sure how he and embiid would work together. But I didn't think it would be as weird as it is right now is that I it. Just it really hasn't worked. And he is a guy who is the ultimate kind of team. I player player doesn't talk a lot and even he's there's some rumbling him that he's just doesn't like how he's being used on offense. Gal Why would you think double. It's like he's the ultimate hub in in the Celtics offense for the last three years. I because I didn't I didn't think it was like instant homeowners. Like oh title instant title. I didn't think I didn't think Al Horford brought them. I didn't think over's joining these conference. Well wait a minute. So so you're you're logic quite Leonard in an anti Are the only home runs. No I I actually probably have a few others that would be home runs but those are home. Runs offense Continue with all right. I thought homerun because I thought that. He's like like the mature person they can place mall. When embiid goes out you can play at the five? I thought they would use him. I thought he would touch the ball to three times times. Every possession they would use been simmons would use him. He would teach Ben Simmons how to use space. Come off hand. I thought a dribble handoff with Al Horford and Ben Simmons Midfield turned a corner completely compromised at defense and then offense him gets caught up as he gets downhill they would throw it back at forty percent shooting and he's even better when the ball comes from paint out versus from side to this right away he shoots puts in front of them. It's easy for him to catch the ball and shoot it this way right so I'm thinking what am beads GonNa help him. I think Simmons is going to help them and also Horford is going to help. 'em Beaten Simmons. But it's probably I don't WanNA say strikeout but it's probably like a single. It's better than what they had. But I don't know maybe maybe maybe they would have been better off with Jimmy Butler. I don't know I don't know the problem seems to be that Horford has basically become a glorified spot up That's really and that's not. I mean while while he while he can do that. That's not the reason that you signed Horford right like you sign up for all the things you mentioned before. And what are the sixers. They need four spacing right and he doesn't really he. He does provide that in a way. But that's not necessarily the his number one strength. That's that's not why you signed bringing out number one strength is I don't know about that. I think he's just a I think he's a team I guy jack-of-all-trades moves the ball. And I don't think he's able to really do that with them. A Guy who spaces to Florida shoots forty percent from three moves moves the ball. How is that not a force baser like every end garbage bester? But that's not but I don't think you go. Hey we need A. We need a floor space. So let's go on Al Horford like that wouldn't be your I. Now is your good. I I think I think it's a disservice to Al Horford in his entire game. Al Al Horford is more than just a four spacer. He's a great team. Basketball player moves the ball in the paint. He's a good defensive player. Good on offense moved the ball like I don't think I'm I'm not saying he can't be that but I feel like if you put him in that box you're not utilizing Al Horford to his highest potential. And that's what they're not doing it but what he's the best floorspace or in the NBA. I don't think he is though I don't know I value Al Horford. Because he space the floor he makes forty percent and he can defend multiple positions on the defensive in he also can knows how to play and gets other people wound ball and has a great deal for the game. I didn't mention I don't know what else I could mention. But that spacing the floor is one of the main things that he does for a team. He did it for Boston. He did it for Atlanta and now he's doing it for Philly. I mean not as well. They don't use him correctly but I mean it's not disrespectful as as a floorspace I don't think any he is. I mean there's more players like Al Horford now than there was two years ago or even three years ago but one of the better guys. One of the better hubs hubs in in in basketball for that position so we just have you bow you must we must valued things differently like I think. That's incredibly probably hard to find. A big can defend multiple positions and knock forty percent of the threes down. I'd say oh no it's easy we'll go find me some you find open up your MBA dot com and go to their stats and find the guy that can do that then. What I'm Ben? What's the problem then? What's the product because you would think that? That's I told you. Nogent the day one. I told you day one. They look this organized. They're always gonNA look disorganized and I don't know why they look to organize. I don't browns in working ten hours today when you try and break them down stuff like that. I don't understand what they looked like. They just got together yesterday every time they play they. Why don't they do anything? It's basketball is so simple simple. You do things to compromise deepen you put to. You want to get to on the ball to run the ball and play three onto in the weakside to one one on the weak side. It's a very simple game now. How how you do that? You have to have a purpose behind that I know. Ben Simmons is really good at getting downhill to his left hand. So why is it dribble. Handoff Don occur outdoor what the outcome off dribble. Oh handed let Ben Simmons who can see over everybody. 'cause he's six ten he could pass with both hands he could finish. I don't understand the simplicity of the game is not has has not touched the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers so. I'm not going to see here because I'm not at practice every day and I don't know how guys respond I don't know defensively and I do know. Oh Al Little Bit. I don't know why he's bouncing off right now but to me. I told you after the first game. I've seen him play no disorganized. I don't understand what's wrong with this team. You have got to be better than that after being together for four weeks and I don't even know if they got together before in the in the preseason. It's that's way too long and I told you before me you and three hundred dude as we got together by the second game. I'll tell you so rudy. You're a corner viewpoint shooter. Stay there your this. Your this is that this is how we're GONNA play. This gives us our best chance of winning. I don't think they do that. I don't think they know what they're doing. So therefore and I would say the same thing here when our without here. We're playing with guy. I don't know how to play. He would not very good when he plays with is is he knows how to know how to play. He was really good. I mean I I to to put a letter grades on it like I had probably this move in the off. SEASON IS A B plus. I thought it was I. Auto's more for just like continuity getting mb to play to his potential and having a better next to him that could stabilize maybe some of his sort of ups and downs. So you know and then obviously you throw throw in all the things that he does the intangibles of three point shooting. I'm sitting there going to be plus I had. I had a couple of issues of whether or not I thought it would be good on the court and you sort of seen that. Now I think you gotta give. I gave it a C.. About now is it. Is it before we bring Crown Butler on this and a couple of other guys that we wanna get like is it salvageable like is it just coaching or is it just a philosophical like he does not work with the other players players on the sixers team. I I'm giving Brett. Brown benefited doubt in the play offs because Philadelphia was good last year in the playoffs. I would assume that they're going to figure it out and I will. I like you said I won't quit on them. Using your words I can't quit on the Philadelphia and Al Horford a much better playoff player Tinian a regular season player. We know that it's well documented. How he raises his level so they might not be able to get a guy that is better than in Horford ceiling in the playoffs? This this year remember. He got three more those bad boys scale and bells the PODCAST. Mba Champion Butler and here first off happy new year. I don't know if you've heard of soccer about this before but it was. We feel like you know. Even though it's the seventh in we're almost a weakened in the new year it's still it's still acceptable to they. Happy New Year to you so welcome happy New Year. Thanks to you and no problem brother Bishop. Let's get to it. How much of? I don't know if you've heard what we were just talking about. Basically we're going through some of the signings in the the trades of the off season. What we thought about it then and what we think about it now and right? Now we're talking about the Mike Conley Acquisition for the Utah Jazz going from the Memphis. Grizzlies in Scou- was just talking about how he thinks that he thinks that connolly sort of lost steps specifically on the defensive end and you know I thought this was going to be a no brainer like you plug him in. He's going to be I. I don't know if you know over the age of thirty. I don't know if you'd be the player that we saw the last couple of years. You'd be a very revalued piece to UTAH. Jazz tried to compete for a championship. We haven't seen that at all. They've been seven in one since he's been out of say look a little bit better with him out. What do you make you? You think it's just kind of a flop and it just hasn't really worked out and it's not gonNA work out. Are you still going to be patient with Mike. Conley were yeah with him in the Jazz It'll be patient with them and at the same time like I look at Joe Ingles and what he's been able to Do in how he's been able to perform at an amazing clip. I think is impressive to see. You know the adjustments is that they have made on the fly but at the same time. I don't think you ran or give up on the situation just because one you haven't success without Out on it is a judgment players. Take Time scale. You know this and I definitely know this as as someone who had been traded on the fly before and had to move. My family had to go not that whole transition period. You saw Chris Paul with the Oklahoma City Thunder and now they're rolling. It takes time to get acclimated to a new environment. Might Collie Ali was with the Memphis Grizzlies for extended periods of time. Pretty much his whole career now. He's in a different setting. He's trying to get acclimated to the system that the pace is is going to be different. He's planning amongst another superstar to ball isn't going to be in his hand as much but he has to find a way to coexist and how to thrive in that situation situation. And I think you'll figure it out I want to move on to another offseason acquisition. We were that that has I guess. I don't know where we put this one because it's been sort of a controversial maybe the the most controversial one that's Russell Westbrook the trade from o'casey to the Houston Rockets. Now there's been it's been another season sort of ups and downs there but there is a staff. That's that's not kirk goes berry on twitter and it's good. He is by far the least efficient jump shooter in the NBA. I mean we're talking. Like by multiple percentage points he shooting about thirty six percent effective field goal percentage that's the worst in the NBA guys. That have had at least two hundred jump shots. Nikola Yokich is second worse on that list at forty two percents. And you can see the sizable gap there. They they need the rockets in that system. You tell me if I'm wrong. It seems like they need guys that are going to be. They're going to make open three eight. Make Open shots. And that doesn't seem like Russell Westbrook sort of thing. I did think I said before the season. I thought that they would be a really good regular season team. I thought they was. They were sort of scattered their minutes. I thought that both guys would be able to carry them to maybe even the ones in the western conference. It hasn't really worked out that way. Although they've been a little bit better recently what. What is your take on sort of the way that Russell Westbrook has sort of fit in there with the rockets early in the season at all? So I'll ask you this scouts and stuff so it was like we lost. What do you think that this is something that I kind of look at it in a go because of the success that Chris? Paul is having an okay see it almost makes his trade look worse because I think that this team not maybe not for the long run but this team at least this year would be better with Chris Paul and not Russell Westbrook Cerruti so help me out with this. One Guy didn't get along it wasn't gonNa work so he's not getting along with your best player. I don't care if you kept Chris Paul I I mean maybe it'd be better but Chris. Paul is really driving Oklahoma City because everyone's embraced who he is so like factoring that into it. You just look at play. Probably you're right. The the question I have with with Westbrook is just like he has to find his way of impacting. The game like that's when Carranza has got to be the best version regime yourself. Russell can't think I gotTA FIT into the Houston Rockets system. He's like I got to play and I got to be able to impact winning and the rest of the guys. It's gotTa fit around me and there's gotta be some adjustments besides just like I'm going to play the rockets want me to play now now when you're MVP the average triple double in the all the accolades. That westbrook has its. I'm going to do my thing. You guys figure it out. But he hasn't figured it out yet and I would i. I don't think we're giving them enough. Credit for and that stat is a little bit deceiving. They used effective. Yoga percentages. Only on jump shots so they took way all the layups into dunks. All that which that is Russell is asking. The game is so he's gotta find to me. You've got to find a way to attack the rim and gets it the free throw line and maybe he'll figure that maybe he won't but I if I'm Westbrook I'm not I'm not going to try to fit in with the Houston Rockets. No you guys are going to fit in with me. And I'm not going to disrupt with James Harden is doing so somewhere in the middle of those two things. I guess we could talk about the Lakers and the clippers like I think is there any great you can give them other than an a an in an eight plus getting a decline Paul George respectively. Like I don't think I don't think we need to spend it on a time on that. Just seems like we thought it was going to be a home run at the time and it is a home run right now. I think they're doing on a remarkable job. I I still think from a defensive standpoint and from a team continuity standpoint they don't have a good flow yet You know you look eh What what happened Paul George and he was back out there in the lineup? co-winners Load Management Pat Beverley Being in and out due to his injury and also you know I think it disturbs the momentum of the ball club however I do feel like they're going to be great in. I think that Doc rivers thinking big picture. He said it from the jump. I had an opportunity to sit down with him and he said that is going to be a sliding line line up all season long. Because they're thinking big pitcher in you know. Ultimately you know winning a championship so I think it's different for the Clippers Organization They have a lot of heat on back. They had a huge bullseye on the back for the first time in a long time I think they snuck up on a lot of people last season season because of you know they was under the radar and it was the underdog people didn't think was going to achieve some of the things that the achieve now. You have these these. These heavy expectations I think is different. You can't sneak up on one so they're not playing my best basketball yet. I think they will get there but I still feel like. They're not the best team in the western conference from. What did you make? I mean you alluded to it a little bit there. What did you make of the MANTRAS Herald comments saying they're not a great team and there has been reported locker room issues there with with the with the With the clippers cow said yesterday he thinks it just kinda comes down to who while baby sitting out and those guys like you know not appreciating having to carry the load for the eighty. Two game schedule is that affair like is that is that something you think can linger. Is that just a regular season problem. It won't be an issue in the playoffs. I don't think it will linger but however it is a problem you know what people displayed. This played a discomforts in they frustrations Publicly that that is a problem in you guys. The buy in I think role of their roles have changed significantly. When you look at Lou Williams? The ball is in his hand. Asked much In order for them to be successful it has to be in the hands of Paul George in Hawaii Leonard going forward I think defensively. They haven't shown us what they they're capable of being in not going to happen until you have studied died at him on the basketball all court all of them together collectively and still realistically you cannot win a a regular season championship and I still think that they know you look at the filming. When you study it up? They haven't they wasn't the best version of south. You know they they kick they. They really leaned into the Laker asks the first game. The second game the Lakers. I had a just dropped the guards and they let them take their game. But I'm not looking at saying we can be better and also you gotta look look at the road like you look at what a Boston did with doc rivers at the Hillman. I think Kevin Garnett don't get enough credit on how he police personalities of up that Locker Room I think he was certified leader. Now doc has a whole another chapter in a whole big issue of managing these new guys. That's why guys like I think is a little bit weird and I'm not sure it's just because of the Colli sitting out thing I'm talking about mantras Harold comments because if you like if you're saying all right we I want to get this thing ready for the stretch. Run for the for the playoff run like is there. There's no other better person that's already proved that he did it last year than Kawhi. Leonard you don't. There's no questions about whether or not he's going to be ready for the playoffs. So so that's why I don't understand like if mantras Harrell that's why I don't think is necessarily about that. Might be about something I don't know I don't know what it's about because you have to trust. Kawai knows his body. He did it last steer in Toronto He. He knows how to do it so he's probably going to do it this year in L. A.. So that's why I think it has to be something else. It can't just be the load through. Let me let let me tell you how this works. Let me let me make a story. That sounds like some probability but at this talk trash Herrell Mantra Herald that one oak Chilin. The broncos came in went over show respect to mantras Herro because the bronze claimed mental game and he goes over to mantras herald who was cool with quite lender sitting out them game so we can eat all of a sudden the Bron implants you know what man. It's Kinda messed up. He sits out those games all cared about himself and he cared about your future. Like if you're on our team like we go out to war every day I take the pressure off you. I make you better every day. We're over here. He don't care about. Oh you don't care about your team. He don't care about your body and next thing you. The Montreal Herald is upset. And it all has to do with Lebron. Hey listen presents as Harold Harold girl who who is clutch. He said if you if you you won't leader in year seventeen plan in all the games not at all the videos. Man Coke to the Lakers. It's true you can't hey. I didn't know he was read by Clutch. I did not know this but you cannot tell that that conversation did not happen somewhere somewhere along the line. That conversation happened but correct guys there too. I mean that's that's all well and fine Lebron Chirping and his ear about how much better ed or isn't on the other side of La but there too. Oh against the Lakers this year and I mean that's that it doesn't it. Doesn't that prove that when when when push comes to shove when he plays that like he's he's GonNa show up in that big game and beat that Laker team. Now in the Bronco Paul Braun this shoulder and insures herald just showing CERRUTI. This is how stuff works. And this is why Lebron is not only one of the smartest players to ever play this game a on the court but off the court as well. He don't say nothing without a long-term plan of helping the Bron- he's playing mind plants a mind game four we before we get into some more of these offseason biggest. I'm routes I do WanNa speaking of the La scene and things like that. What's your take on Calicoes macron? Because there's been all these trade rumors out there you know we've heard Bogdonovich but my my issue is the I'm not sure like he's the only asset he really is the only asset that they have because a lot of their other guys who have no trade clauses. Just don't have that much value. So if you're going to trade Kouzmin you better get somebody really important back. So what's your thoughts on them putting Kuzma potentially on the block making him available or should they keep him the look. I mean everybody's tradeable you know an NBA sell for a handful of guys. And you look at Lebron James James. Anthony Davis they attacked by the HIP so everybody else is pretty much up for discussion and you know whenever teams called. Aw is interested in the graphic of Holiday Inn Kouzmin because that definitely be something that can be in the works as crazy but you know when whenever you have the opportunity to listen to the conversations You have to always listen. You have you when you got to pick up the phone. People are intrigued by coups Ma. they're trying to get rid of other pieces across the association and you have to listen. I don't think the Lakers are actively trying to move Kyle Kuzma but at the same time. God if you look at where they are at their number one in the western conference. They're playing great basketball. In spite of a lot of things in Kaku hasn't been the best has version of him yet and he had the injury got to a slow start coming off the summer with the Olympics in the CETERA. Now you looking at okay. Can he give us a good stretch where we can see what he's capable of doing both ends of the floor or does something presents himself that we know that this immediately like put us us way ahead of the pack where we already feel like. We have a favorable chance but this move can put US above the pacman. Hey you might be intriguing. Go for right but I think calculus was going to have a bright future in his league. So the Lakers may be hesitant to move on anything. Corron helped me with this one. Who's obviously was really good last year? This year he got he got his hairs changing colors every two weeks crazy. Close you know like in in the scene so he's not having a good year now if he was having a good year. I don't think I bring this up. But he's not having a good year so I just gotTa ask you like from in your opinion Koran Butler. That's Kyle Kuzma needs to just focus on basketball or that other stuff. I can distraction. Then he had the thing with the with the trainer and the trainer going at Lebron or whatever it is who's doing too much. This is what I would say. I think alcohol and and and I hope you hear this. I hope you get this message. I'm definitely reposted But I think he should definitely we reach out to Chris Bosh. I think he should reach out to Kevin Love. I think he should reach out to guys like that. They've been like the third options ends on Big Trios on championship teams. And understand that you know when you're extremely successful. And they have you know. These stretch runs Alpha dog one in Alpha Dolla- two was going to get all the praise all the credit. And when you have any hiccups when Dame's not going right you're going to be the ultimate scapegoat. You're going to be the headline in the story. And that's why it's important for you to be a solid and firm as possible you have to be immune to All the TRAE talk in discussions. You're going to be subject of all the criticism but you gotTa have skin and also you. You don't WanNa bring more attention to yourself by doing crazy shit especially especially if you come out with gold here you better come out with a gold standard A stat line. You know what I mean like you stat lined. That'd be twenty five and five on a high. I percents shooting because now you bring attention to yourself when it might look like. You're acting into premature way or something like that. You may look at you. Like he does not. He's not ready. Hey for the stage like you look at this window in his opportunity for the Lakers. You can't fuck around right now like this goal. Tie Lebron James and you're seventeen. He's not going to be the same in now at your twenty. He has A. He has a two three year window to accomplish some shit and he's going all in right now and you have to show that you're onboard. Not Not that you need another two years to evolve to be the best you. That's all I'll tell you. If that's the case then should Lakers move him because coups mas best best version of a himself is about three four years away especially with Lebron ad. I really I really liked. Coups are really like wiring I think that if he could like going into the stretch right now no guys are tradable in his in his up but I would. I would really realistically realistically give this thing until first week of February. I really like look at We need to really evaluate wait the analytical standpoint I how how they play off one another can you put the ball and guys hands and they can go out and get a bucket. Because that's what they need any he played making outside of Lebron James and Anthony Davis and a guy that can feature himself in moments. You know where you know they. They don't have to be the court all the time so I would look at that and hopefully he can excel in space because he's been working on all these things we're talking about but if it doesn't happen happen I. I think that something could possibly happen in. It doesn't help that you know all the trainer of Calcutta rebound or had system trump should an audit. You know that that stuff don't help the situation. We were having fun with this yesterday. What's the reaction out in? La with the Lakers around them. Dwight Howard wanted to be in the and being in the dunk on contest. I mean should. I think it'd be excitement. Just because it's throwback all over because you look at the White House and look at possibly Vince Carter guys like that. I mean Vince. Carter would be able to be Vince. Carter put on a show still it. The Koran Corron they got a rollout of nine foot hoop prevents all drinks. He can do all the under the leg. We're burst point point up like this like that but I gotta be at nine. I saw visit the other day to do is play AIDS. There's still growth. What he did he he ate what he did? At one Doug Contest Viz the lying in that one either legendary dunk contest with twenty twenty years at the game if if it comes out and take the ball through his legs one time if shutdown I think he just throws elbow in the ram I mean he can still do some of that stuff right. Come on I think listen. I'd rather see Vince Carter Dunk contest and Dwight Howard you do you. Is that ridiculous. I think that'd be. I mean who knows because the unknown factor like Ben System Nostalgia. They're like you know. I don't know what we said this yesterday. Tell Me Iran we think that Dwight and the DOT com. That's a little bit thirsty. Like he just kind of looking for some attention. He's been he's been on his best behavior with the Lakers and ozzy credit to him. He's just put his head down and gone to work work but we think that the dunk contest is him. You know wanted to get a little bit of Sean back on. His life believed that still. He's still got it he's he's not got it. He got the hops. It's just like Dwight Howard should not be at all star. That's not a good place to hang out like an alcoholic through a bar and you can't you can't just bring it alcoholic like a guy who starving for attention. You can't bring him to all star He. He got to steer clear of all star. It can go downhill from there for Dwight Howard aid fries all dislike this season though man he might come out in the gates and something that we will accustomed to seeing this off. But I'm with you. I think we could see that but then you go. Hey maybe a little bit. I I would worry about post. all-star Break Dwight say anymore touches like I need the ball more out. Is that what we're GONNA see Eagles time high again. Yeah I don't. I don't think he'd do that. Stay everybody's trying to get that way. Kobe moment about yourself you know. Everybody wants their farewell tour. They won't ever met that standard ovation before they leave the game. And I think that'd be a good moment for him. I mean he dominated the dump contest. He brought a lot of excitement baggy he damn. I'm near put. He put on a man like he deserves. That are is CPAP just saying danger. I hope I hope he does come back. I hope he stirs for attention and I hope he starts asking for more post ups from the Lakers. You give them. An inch is going to take a mile. Koran we appreciate shaded happy New Year thanks for stopping by today and We'll talk next week. Man Appreciate it appreciate brother bells the podcast. I do you. I want to do this now because people have been calling for it and I think he fully deserves it after last night and that is a false pulse here. I think it's been it's been a couple of it. I mean it certainly the first false pulse of the New Year Scouts. Probably when the first all sports I think in a month he's a little inconsistent is play. It's been a little bit up and down but last night against the nets in what basically was a battle for the seven seed this early early in the in the Eastern Conference the magic end up getting the win over the net passing the nets with gets the nets and a little bit. Because I actually think there is something to worry about their with Brooklyn but Marcos my guy twenty five points career high I five rebounds four assists he shoots to five from three eleven of twenty overall from the field hit a game-high plus eighteen. And you know I think it's it's it's one of those things to her. He's just he's disruptive. On the defensive end he is still inconsistent offense for sure but he caught guest anywhere he wants on the court you can get to the rim. He's a great finisher and he owed. I saw last nights. SCALL- was a bunch of Philly people. Saying hey did we make the wrong call in trading markle foltz. Now I think that's kind of stupid and revisionist history. Because I think he he had to leave feeling like he couldn't stay. There wasn't GonNa work there like he needed a new change of scenery. I think there were too many demons that were going on in Philly plus even if he stayed there scowl and was playing. Well he's. He's not the kind of player that billy needs like. He's a non shooter still a very very streaky. Weird through shooter especially from three point range. So I'm not sure they need another guard that can sorta clog up the lane a little bit more but I am happy for my Guy Marquel ever since he's really been inserted into the starting lineup he has had he's been an above average starting point guard in the NBA shooting come impressive performance last night and even scale. I think you have to say you're coming around in our Guy Markelle Foltz so does he helped him score points. Can I get a one. Twenty five out of Orlando once in a while. Now the deals they don't score score points because they can score without them. They're not like they're probably. I mean. They scored over hundred last tonight. They have the leverage the least amount of points per game. They're one of the worst offense efficiency teams in the entire league. But I will say bolt is a much better playmaker than than Dj August. He brings sort of like he brings sort of that unpredictability in the starting lineup. That I think they need to kick out to some shooters like Evan. Forty like a like a Ross. Like I even if they play together with dogs I think he. He's a very unique player on that team. That does help this offense and don't look now scale there the seventeen in Brooklyn has dropped out of the AC in the Eastern Conference. Yeah you know. I'm I'm a fan of the magic. I was fan of the magic from the beginning of the year and I asked him about volts and they were high on Foltz and so I do. They were spending a lot of time on a guy who's probably the audience best point guard in the NBA. He's he's thirty he's he's a he's a big he's one of the top thirty guys I would say I don't know I mean I think I I'm not looking at any sort of sheet so I guess I'm taking this off the top of my head but he's been really good good man he's been really good. He's averaging eleven points a game or assists. He's good defensively. He's not going to be. He's not gonNA. Wow you with any shooting numbers. But I don't know I think top forty. Yeah I think you might be doing them and do a little bit of a disservice cow. I like the forty or fifty four. You said forty. I think he's a little higher order. My bias might be showing you better Rondo but yeah this this version of Ronaldson bad notice respect expecting guy but Rhonda's back this year. There's a reason they're looking for another point guard. There are no ACL playing a championship. Totally different reprinted. Orlando's like Orlando with desperate to get any type of offense we haven't seen polls has a career high being gene like yeah. It's not going to say. Hey you know this. It's all about expectations. We had very low expectations. He has exceeded the expectations. I think of even use gal he would be the fourth best point guard on Oklahoma City. They have great point guard. Well Dennis Schroder man you guys. I never know when play I go. I would be terrified if I was a fan with this guy at the ball in his hands. Because sometimes it's GonNa be awesome and other times it's going to be terrified though. I don't know I go back and you know what but I'll tell you away if folks had twenty one points on eight of six shooting and one for three from three be going nuts who have a full sports you know be too well scale you read the fourth best point guard there. He'd doc better. I'll tell you that it's all Schmidt last night. You Smith is nice. He did. I mean I don't know I'm not sure if you've got the consistency for fish myth. But he didn't have a nice night last night. That is that is what do you think I'm rooting for him. I really am. I thought he was. I watched this game. I thought we were going to drop them. I thought he was really good but I think there's some injuries stuff like his body and not just the shoulder thing but before that and we'll see if he can sustain it for right now I have. I'm cool with the fourth with the Post Post today. He definitely deserves it before we do our best bets. I WANNA do. I do want to close out with a couple of more of the offseason grades of of of looking back a third into the season and seeing what we think about some of these summer move because we did a lot of the negative ones I think at the start in the middle of the show. I've got some positive ones. Now what would you say what was your what did you think of the Celtics Getting Kemba Walker before the season was at an age for you getting complicated because they had to lose some stuff to get Kemba so they had to pat on Al Horford. So our we're going to Philly. How can that be on a right from your home? Run for me. But I did. Not right factor in how good and his canter and Daniel ties are this year. I almost think how much better we would be. We had Al Horford. We'd be better if he played in the playoffs. But I'm not sure but Kimba for the Celtics in a box. Forget everything that has happened. Kimba for the Celtics upgrading from Kyri. That's an a or a home run to me. They're not in the conversation to go to the finals or to to be good in the east without Kimba. I think one of the most important things he did was stabilized them after like that. The point guard play the Kyri like just just coming in. They're not having people like playing with you as an added bonus an he's been good he's been you know we all star level player for sure. I added as a as well there i. I had a plus in the off season. I got it about an eight right now. Here's another one Quickly Miami Heat Jimmy Butler I mean I I think you have to say it's an eight plus right now. Now what did you think going into like a B. I knew it would be good. I had no idea it'd be this good. And I I knew Jimmy would be fine. Find Good all-star and all that stuff I know idea we'll be having conversations of IM VP stuff. Like that would Jimmy Butler. So I think it's and it's a plus and I really believe in twenty twenty one that he's really going to draw some speech. I met man in twenty twenty one. When we're here sitting here cow bows doing this show and Paler a Jaanus if they learn who knows? I don't know one of the big reagents about I. I mean listen you have my I full permission to tell me how stupid I am. I just don't believe that's going to happen. I don't I still don't but here we are but yes I think he is. He is completely transformed what they do in Miami and I you know I was down them not down on them. I thought they'd be a playoff team but I figured they'd be like you know six seeds seven. I think it would be a little bit better. They are you know one one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference when when they're right and when and he's the main guy and even through his shooting struggles and the sound that we played last week about it like you know in both saying it's not about the stats man. He just the the winning attitude that he brings to the team. The volatility the good volatility that he brings to this team where he motivates people. He may get under people's skin in a good way. I think is nothing but an a plus. was there for him. Going to the Miami Heat. How about this do we want to do? Your boy has gone whiteside. You thought it was an F.. Basically before it happened and we still think it's an F. now for Portland but they got off some salary. They did get off some salary. I think Meyers Leonard. Get Leonard Three more years left left or something along those lines two more years. I think he has three more years left. So so Portland got off some long term. I'm not a Meyers Leonard Fan so got us. Some long-term took a short term. I think he's a nothing I think he's had nothing. I think Portland would have realized he was nothing thing if if Collins get hurt if Nerkez was playing but hey as a stopgap fine you off some salary you take on a bad salary. Maybe they can move. Oh Him for Kevin love so I thought it was an F.. It actually might be better even though I know it's not working actually might be better. It depends on what Neal Shea does house with him. Walking away is going to be better if Neil O'Shea signs him back at minus whatever yeah whatever you need a by the way Myers. There's actually a free. He's a expiring contract agent for the season so they basically are you sure about that. I am sure. Yep He is unrestricted free agent. After this season I I assume that they just like they didn't need another guy like Myers. They wanted more of a of a of a quote Unquote Defensive Presence Center Traditional Center or who be able to maybe runs and pick and roll with those guys dame and gets rebounds a place and Defense Meyers Leonard. Not that guy might as more of a stretch five than anything else. I think. That's why they made that deal Portland highest payroll the NBA. Right and then listened when they're healthy. They've got talent they're just not healthy. That's that's an analogous. That is the issue I got. I got one or two more here before we go before we do our best bets at the night. Malcolm Brogdon where. Where were you before the season? Where yet now I thought that was a good sign. Maybe I'M NOT GONNA say it's a home run or anything like that but be and I'm probably less like he'd better than I thought I'm a I'm a big fan of Brogden I I was probably be. Yeah in the off season most because he just didn't know like why would. Why would Milwaukee WanNa let this guy walks? There was some questions there. I actually have a because he's really been exactly what they needed without Victor Oladipo. The big question is going to be. How do they fit together when all depots back a can they complement anti-china? Are they going to have to split up the minutes. And what do you think you think together. And he'll be on minute restriction. Though early on he won't play back to backs. And it's like it like this won't be an issue this year at all when you're when you have a superstar player coming back from injury and the way that they're taking precautions. I don't think I balch bragging will probably lead this team in scoring because I think all the depot will be on Mike some crazy minute restriction or more like this Brogden was score more points points from the moment that Oh the depot gets here to the end of the season like bragging was score more points than other depots because people just won't play that many minutes. Here's another fun What I WANNA do this as the entire hall so like the Pelicans what they got for? Anthony Davis and they got Brandon Ingram Lonzo. Oh Ball Josh. Hart what did you think of that in the off season when it happened the hall that they got. What do you think about it now? Because Ingram spent basically like an all star level player so getting players that are counted is one thing when that it results in wins then we could say that's a hall folks right or or whatever jokes you want to insert there but just saying we got a bunch of talented guy like the Minnesota Jimmy Butler thing. Everyone's like auch Kaga one this trade. Well when does Chicago. We're going to be good win. Is that I gotcha exactly be looks like a good player. Lauri Markkanen looks like a good player. Done is actually playing really could equal housing winds. Are we trying to win games here. So when you mega-trade you say we won. What does it? What do you mean you one when you win some some games and I'll say you win the trade so when you Orleans is fighting for a top five seed in the West? I'll say they win the trade but until then Los Angeles Lakers when the trade. No there's no doubt about it whenever I feel like whenever you get the all-star MVP level player like there's no there's you lose that trade if you're giving that guy up there's really. No visitations situations illustrates Faulk Trade William and the Pat Beverley it mantras herald and the Blake Griffin Trade. Actually they they. The the the Clippers won the Blake Griffin Trade for sure. And that's something I wanted to get to Maybe tomorrow with you Bob Potentially being out for the season but Those guys were the level. Anthony Davis though when Anthony Davis Lap Anthony Davis is a all is an all-star potential. MVP entering his prime. Like you just never. You never going to get the hall back but I will say for the to credit. The pelicans like I mean yeah all right. They're not winning a ton of games. But you have to love what you see from Ingram Lonzo. Ball's played well recently. And let's be honest. We're not going to judge the team until they get back and by the way he's playing five on five and has been Dunkin pre game so it seems like that will happen soon so we won't really know fully how good of a team they are wins and losses until they're fully healthy agree and then when you're healthy and then you have to win so I always listen. I'm not a bright guy but I do always look at it like if you're going to tell me how good you've you've done then show me some wins. Can I see some wins. I don't WanNa hear this Chicago like they hosed over Minnesota with this trey we're going to get some wins when you pick a play offs. What am I going to see this We we we stole. Zach Levine from you by that convenes good but commute. Get some wins here. Send some winning. Nothing sells gal potential man for telling you pretend last you for years. You're just like Oh look we'll just wait 'til they put it together. Gather it's like well. Maybe he's never going to put together. That's probably why he was available entrance. Thanks for listening to this. podcast watcher listened to scale impels weekdays. He's from eleven to one P._M.. Eastern radio DOT COM digital work.
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no one breed with this one and and everyone laughed because they know it's i think they know it's true 'cause you if you're gonna be if that gift king it's gonna be like what kind of go in that cave or gonna eat all the chicken we could find see if he goes like or or like fart now years data now yeah you're right about that up pressure to be an alpha wolf in a comedy club and respond with a microphone planning a ride on the chicken coop well needs that kind of hey man i watch you need special you're very alpha up there deliberately so i think you're playing if was i don't make let me reid too far into it but you're playing with the role of alpha 'cause you're being vulnerable oh wow thank you yet you're being very alpha like you're you're fucking aaron nola that okay i never thought that i would accusing you of like you're up there fucking the stool how medians i think that's really baser something i thought it was really funny that you showed how to properly thrust and that's also a 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they recognize their genitals and if they would like the night the person who's genitals by are looking at the i'm sort of defaced yes he faced literally yes of skills like they let the face of this could open a little dog i've not watched too much because i can't watch things stimulating lighting 'cause i'm to i'll be cooperating will win divino ruined my life so anyway that's like a little dog look at some understanding yeah i reckon that's just my partner dice all yeah i have sex with that person on the basis of those genital this is one of my early thoughts you have sisters no i never understood how you could have a sister i do now but when i was young i would like but if you couldn't see their head you'd be attracted to them like i didn't i couldn't get around that so why do i mean there has to be cultural rolls around to boot because otherwise you might be in mythologies light in wisconsin aggressions russians congress of that nature like warning of that very thing because of course it's sort of built in 'cause maybe it's i mean not luckily like you i don't have the best i never right being initiated but i think they learn a sophisticated like type of thinking boys were sisters girls with brothers learn a way of being like categorizing more sophisticated way i would like if if it's a vagina that's not my mother i'm good i didn't even have the mother coffee i i'll talk to me run i'm gonna get another so funny who has that it is somebody has been about i'm still very young like a catalog a bit i do know a lot of bits and now i know you're a bit like i have one of those memories i think it's funny i was saying the valley other day i was like i think it's funny sometimes people give me go for not listening and i was like i actually think the problem is worse than that i'm listening so hard it's almost uncomfortable you know what i mean like i can't casually watcher special like i'll i'll analyze they also said yeah i without even trying we're watching the preview it went previously on baskets were watching baskets and it showed a line and i was like in the previous episode the camera wasn't on him i got about eighty are no no it's not this isn't i hope is bragging now i like it i don't really give a bystander i've had it was more just like you gotta look at my own brand knows like yikes that's how watch television just watch the show i but also i like myself yeah i love you looked like amanullah likes himself as you've got knocked down smooth face referring stuff up only i wanna know something about what you just said that oh yeah no i think it's good that you're paying close attention to reality yeah receive in that way and i write anything wrong with that and then i could argue that way do you pay a lot of attention and then have to shut down for a why why would you wanna put out a lot of content it's hard to have you on the podcast because you've done so much and i don't wanna waste your time that that sounds like a big you've done so what i'm sure you've done really well what's the point achieved a little we are at all last year it all let here but it wasn't that fuzzy in fact i've actually noticed it you you have a lot of different modes and you throw it into a lower gear it seems deliberate and gone it seems great accented take that no cause especially when i get on spiritual stuff i'll go in here like i sometimes need somebody go like easy and i've i've watched you sort of learned to do that yourself yeah good but what i was gonna say was like it's hard to have you on because he put out so much content so i'd like to have a chat that if you love the lord is that right i just read the word lord on your arm and yeah i do love the lord you love the lord yeah i love the lord is a metaphor i think you love the lord is a metaphor nothing's is a mess for given the everything is a mess for possibly even the holographic frequency upon which we currently abide has america some degree gonna mail your rickel i have a bit here we are you must get this all the time do i do this it's funny i don't know if she's coming up today i'm gonna put this to rest so this is me putting a nickel in your jukebox but i wanna give you a fresh nickel so here it is i tried this on stage it didn't really work i go i think it's funny that i i believe in god as a metaphor but everything's a metaphor and i'm like i think it's funny that when people get a delayed flight they all start tweeting at delta and i heard a guy yelling delta always does this delta always does this to me i'm a medallion member and dumped always does this to me right now like don't like this is what we should be making fun of people for smoking weed in a dorm room like you believe in downtown like be analogy is a group of planes a fleet of planes thousands of employees thousands of buildings things are like a thing we are like one thing we called delta the metaphor is those things are delta and people believe in delta they're mad at delta it's a pattern of energy it's repetition thing do i'm like if you're nickel you could even emerging lighting delta they reaffirmed failed to extent you downtown right 'cause i know you there yes that's right yeah you're quite right that's beautiful and also the people unwilling to recognize metaphors over five continually happening in the quotidian h g the puck chase of ideal airline ticket is this represents travel like wait a minute don't talk talk banging a metaphor against the focus of metaphors metaphorically doing what you wanna do for you that's hilarious so this is the lord we love is that the lord you love yeah because it's worth less than be own language and to your earlier point that there is a prior to the advent of language more wonderful tool it is they must have been communicative method that necessarily more pure because they less field to the loft there is closer to breezing than language once we delve into this of the meeting a lot of stuff that lately is talking about the the the problems in heroin within languishing in so many of valid disease in much of house of sense of alienation may come from the the limitations of language the common phrase on things there are woods for being set and and how beautifully ising your reality where the choices made available to you it's wonderful these one of these words and of course we should be a little bit stab this mystery has been shoved into the plato fund set of language yeah we should all be a little the spartan we should be more like i say mosques things like how unconscious acceptance that come plumber of ideas administer tiptoes branding airplane parts and ivy ational expertise can be cold delta todd my question number drove to this is not like the like the personify we have to objectify and that's the problem i think of abiding primarily on the material planes certainly for me a has a tendency to be primal has a tendency to care too much about what people think of me get attached to green drinks and validation if i don't have a relationship with the invisible no material world as expanding pretty pot is material in some sense props consciousness had energy wise i can't begin to appreciate but i mean to safety invisible inaccessible interior world and how that may relate to an extent a world and indeed your intent i have have some relationship with that could not because i've done fund the world of commonality insects checks and appetizers appealing but because i find appealing the dow's made the outer loop to be to be guard if god's not my god then they'll is my goat right and you oh my god i'm like that's terrifying possibility i mean we just met or the next by the five and well yesterday were you were talking about brilliant you're also talking about 'em how the language using something about how we need language but maybe we had when we were primitive it was maybe more pure did i hear something about that in there when i was a kid i used to one that's effects of progressive humanity could be that we mainly externalised materialized phenomena innately accessible testable previously like in the telecommunications instead of telepathy transport instead of telekinesis if somehow maybe perhaps you know if there is one this in an ever expanding universe if there is one this somehow throughout that one the different means methods were accessible to us like i now we've technological five those things right that's what chriswell said did you watch that singular documentary or good god exists and he's not yet and he's talking about putting technology in flowers hours he's he's being kind of preposterous perfect i think we saying he's like going to put why fi in everything and everything's gonna be looking at itself and recording itself and he's talking about a very ancient idea but he's sort of its ten isn't haunches penn psyches in reid reinventing itself brown from me right yeah so what you what you just said that it's like it's the thing playing the same game over and over so we had up and then we play it again have it again if you have a light judge campbell analyzing like i say some vited text that i'm not educated enough to precisely cool but how that pros the process of communication where the fruit all or language sometimes congress die of connection that goes beyond what it should rationally in practically begin to do everything about this diving bowl like literally that's a whole like animal the boy died it again in sees the go there under the water and the two of them connect and and she says a every time like these things that were on the border of that doesn't make sense it makes you feel guilty and was like it's not happening every time they slept we continually existing through time manifesting instant she eighteenth then the deteriorating anti generating income in like a tidal breed of in and out around and it's built into year cycle into you're physiology given tech you know the whole thing is in in an out in in in out an unseen motor behind all being buried in are chapters why were obsessed with the heart is a metaphor unseen power of everything we have nothing to do with a wicked and this is why they american corporation is so fucked is because there's it's all in it has to grow every year so unless there's but we know on a prime a level that it's not natural that would be a good a installation i think wouldn't you like to see like someone come at a video of hiding in the cop they x house just continually in how you would see minority leader finally now we found the proper expression of such as they are but you're saying in and in the bore and joseph cambell the first time the guest is brought up just before well i suppose there's light that 'em you know how one of the functions of all i'm religion committed take us as far as we can because i was lightning at the site of the work of france who spike and i'm thinking in particular another loads about fronted by but they they are part of the paint on finds his bike and like these pictures he doesn't the pope in this cage and these puppies screaming and when i saw it in australia an expiration of a cult that he is captured somehow in pain in thailand texture the feeling of when you wake up a free i am and you think like oh god i can't click on kobe makes all the ailing the feeling i have is in my consciousness the feeling is in my consciousness he transmit consciousness and likely could they wouldn't be happy with the work we've done and he said yeah like they have a news that sometimes you reach something you paying for another eight actual i mean you're right and if if that's actually why perhaps there's no out the marriott that we can bring to it and i love but romans had that we can bring to evident that is at least why main right or wrong that's when i took psychedelic once and i was like oh that's why people pain things is because we're all stuck in these things and we go when i look at a house it looks like that so i'm gonna paint and go is that what you're you're seeing as well or someone screaming no and that's why bombing hurts so bad man right and never came back and i'm like the kids were down and be audience laughing are brains are selves communicate to us with metaphors your dreams are you're you're talking about that painting of a pope in a cage and i'm like of course yes i mean we we dismiss sort of trans rational non rational or beyond rational stuff this symbols yes and it's how we communicate with selves and we sort of get it you wake up and you're different he will what all wearing a psychedelic clearing irrational will there's no such thing as ghost there's no such thing as aliens of course we have to monetize and leaving economies but couldn't be goven then measured in this way and yet every not every single one of us disappears magical carousel personal mysolar trade is my dad right right well the the country's now she's doing shit that they make sense every fucking die after duties on disengage from century they offer a fucking minute i'm on a different reality floods in right you know like i am in what is that drive to create reality it's you know what i'm saying what splits one selling to to what is the drive the brain is like even at rest i'd like to create wondering if shots yeah but if i don't pay my i don't turn my computer on and it's like what i've been writing made while you were gone amazing spreadsheets spreads let me draw a kitchen basically what it wants to create the brain wants to create these like i think what were both enjoying right now are these foregone conclusion these assumptions that of course life wants to create more life you know what i'm saying of course the brain wants to create realities you know what i'm saying that but that fundamental tick tick tick tick tick behind the whole thing is the metaphor for the more that i love you had left that little to learn the business ongoing policies of is this this thing already knows you might like this thing i read code robot limes by centuries them in which he postulates a better than i'm able to rent day here that we are creating reality as we perceive him the rules of physics create just the right conditions for life and that is broad and like i'm being productive it to make it seem kind of dumb but the i liked is when he said even assumptions we have about space and time are likely an expression of out particular an individualized experience of reality and then he broke down the nature of time saying the what we experienced this time it's entropy entropy there's no limit listen a ton of university you can't go a year die a second the moment in fact even need to do that is only because of expiry wine human life if we were in the universe is how we count to ten 'cause we have ten fingers brian every developed time because we're decaying yes if we don't know time well on that it wasn't cereal shit town on npr they were talking about like time the guy bill clocks and you're like why did we build a clock like where did we get the idea of rhythm i don't think he went there but it's like it's heartbeat you're heartbeat goes to to to to end from somewhere in there we get sixty because it had to be a multiple time 'cause we have ten of ten of these little he came out of our ears the ball so index finger the bit of an outsider well there's a coup others better to of course you gotta give you the thing is ever got some kind of you know casey offensive to be pointing it out or the index finger does have in sort of vital canal assistive anatomy index finger like you know like for particular kunda leany middle wagner case like you don't don't use that fingerpointing people literally is obviously is ego fingering ever does that that the thumbs up from data from south central potency to it i miss remembering the you get there i know i do i totally get it i have you ever middle finger route e f t it's a tapping techni oh yeah that kind of what i hypnotize wrapping so unusual but we've tat tat tat tablets tabby it's i dunno hypnosis i've never end but you have to skip the ring finger 'cause it's linked to you're hard and it's bad fear hey it's it's there you go like that while you unpack trauma yeah yeah i mean i hear yourself it's fun kind of mantras kind enough to hypnotize me out being in love with someone crews inconvenient who is a wonderful fellow pull mckenna he you're in love with fall well now but not someone else working on looted like you were saying you were in love with by doesn't matter who does she call it helps you with a romantic love i'm they've got this romantic love and i said poise distracting and post at the pool hip hypnotize me out begin love some of the techniques mass amy roth rudimentary i imagined her head on the dog's body really i mean i liked that that fundings one time i was trying to break up of somebody who is very difficult to break up wealth and i i'm not proud of this but it's hard for me to find things having admitted on this podcast already so here we are i pictured for like ten minutes just leaving her off a cliff not the killer but just to kind of get rid of her and felt very good like i had ron hurst in my mind that's been cod before i got we will cut in half gone he couldn't he popped captial and then a little caption off into limitless spice yes more loving just nate and then more gentle yeah give her vr helmet you don't even know where you're like yeah we might be in that town house we've broken someone's how we being propelled through space in the captial i mean or were dying in where remembering her live that's my favorite dishes the memory and you know when they say you're brain lives were seven minutes after you die anyway i would prefer that 'cause then you know i'm a very emotional chap tell me everything well well about kids african isn't it i love them so much power over me and implants so that happened a lot of attachment lot of attachment to little kids i mean i'm trying this every day by day abrupt strike but there you to right i mean you know that nfl nothing you have been taught to extremely difficult but i don't even mean to like well i mean is saying that one in particular she's sorry didn't mean to do the voice but they're not but i went on any one of these conjecture about what reality might be robbed within the sort of chronological version of life but we ashamed to be the general understood consensus but we presume we have in this today a none of them are really anymore a mock willow miraculous all day in and i suppose much of that stuff about being in the present and publish a producer matt stuff as i am like he's like when you start labeling when you stop categorizing chronicling and placing in nicorette taxonomy there's this sort of all some overwhelming beauty continually what that person i say that all the time they say be here now obviously but i it took me a long time to figure out why be here now and it's because when you're here now and not thinking in separating and labeling and judging you can as you said i wrote down 'em infinite force they infinite creative force behind and threw everything they moved through me that idea right so instead of talking about it experiencing it right a little bit scary to think why is it scary and 'cause we die when we do that here's a great quote you're gonna love this i'm gonna say over the moment before you know it shared as i believe it was moved you said 'em given the choice between the destination in the journey the ego will always choose the journey because the destination it burns up so even as i'm talking to you when i you know it's easy to do with you i forget pete mess i can't forget al amos forget america in this country patterson us and just be here with you and what's frightening about that is everything goes away you know what i'm saying we lose the brain really wants to cleaning it'll rebelling kickout and insist that it's real the ego is real because it's it's death that's why i think it's so funny that spirituality is popular were selling death death hardcore nothing you think israelis real but trust us it's better on the other side it's tough when his name just tough product to push did you like that quote yeah i do i do like it's a lovely quote i love new g i did like meditation to move to just on the cheap he's great on it english i think jamaican i believe is he yeah he's got a little bit of i think we did steal to make her at one point so do i do think jamaican visa holiday safety i eat we talk anyway i was africa and i was like why do you guys take t o a table comic country not and that gave us think oh my god tree fruity 'em well yeah you wanna be like when he added the question not so i gotta say with worthy question you are living question pete's you surely come to realize that now you're great big doff lovable into real good shape is hell i am i wish i could not go myself well i'll show you a technique i'm like the thing with the selling day it wouldn't be effective if the if they're not already be interpreted interpretive mechanism present in the recipient i think people already know that it's right off the picture tv show skews me i i wanna talk about they a executives was not just death 'cause about i do sometimes bring that maybe don't what is it amy spirituality the general i wasn't i mean no it was a passing 'cause she had i had i had a quote about that have a colorado colorado and kathleen the names of and they were really nice people but it seems to me that this sort of now autumn nicer releasing a very particular place in a very particular class but it seems to me but people are interested in talking about these things yes that is a great there's a great freedom and letting go of that 'cause i think you know that's the next level of the death as do it just don't be attached to it right yeah so you don't really it's really way better than anybody who like that that her into this that are able to practice the participation in the material teary load without incumbent attachment that a bit scary you wanna talk about breath in and out i mean with me just me personally it's it's constantly in a day yeah like i'll be that maybe thirty percent of the day and then seventy percent i won't be that'll be totally lost but then other days are better you sometimes feel like i feel like he's really in that shouldn't have been a pair of racket closing seabed flow i should have been a monk like you know that's what would see me relay yeah i quickly this could be self serving i quickly go to you're getting that stuff out in a way way way way never before seen and very effective an exciting way i get really jazzed if you watched there's a youtuber compilation i've watched many times actually it's called russell brand awake and being or something yeah i remember when i wrote that a russell brand awaken being unfair tax that'd be a very self said i wouldn't i wouldn't oh you didn't uploaded but i wondered if you ever saw i have 'cause that night with zeke and i think vegan a pop call people really i think so i think one of something once a vegan popcorn when i go to three of four week otherwise a beacon park cars pay i'm not fucking livia 'cause you don't wanna waste one foot on a car and jump over a turkey sandwich but i wanna tell you declined meat dairy you wanna sleep over it i matt now yeah she fucking forget gio and yes and i told me about that away commanding so i do know about it and then it really good in a moment of this we've lost the compliment though is that you're like you're down with the one that's man like i'm having i have a really hard time i wonder if you do too so here comes the question i really hard time finding even in l a's land of the new most people will go up to the wall but very few people go over the wall and i'm not even claiming like man i'm just saying they won't even imagined the possibility that there at do you know what i'm saying yes i do know is saying slowdown out loud that's real that's great big game how come we condemn any one individually for indoctrination is occurring culturally in like we can't kamli is like these and i think as compassion that we should food selves and wanna not the first year that is embedded in now is off the very off this but we're looking at the world where it's probably easier tonight on the middle you'll laugh when i think about the dramas if my family of urging ordinary though they were that it's hard for me to have a well i wonder sometimes why is there so much hate in the relationship with my mother probably because of that vagina obsession on october first two minutes overall department enrolled on that surely you've you've already run it down i was at my mom my dad is precisely because why you know the construction we like moody moody says you are more than just a vessel for come set they said i you know the people start dropping stuff into us conception to us before and i'm aware of it were doing it in my kids like oh my god i'm training them now for my inconvenience i'm training them to not be in the presence i'm training and look at the screen training to eat sugar i'm doing all these things i'm so fundamentally opposed to well you know i think that like you know it's easier to another level of family that the reason it's like maybe malta used a a slightly afraid what triggering to be around you're mother and father and why so seems to you is because they give you that you're looking at them we is is it's not actually you when i think of trying to get over jealousy or trying to get over drug addiction and turn the gathering adequacy an insecurity is not i need to get over insecurities back need to get over the thing the even feels insecurity now communication with the yes whippy insecure very belief that there is a shelf nothing that you're saying about the death is a beautiful and blissful thing and there's a wiccan stein quote if you are a ton early in the present then you if you're continually in the prison then you leaving a tendency living nintendo now the reason that this is a millionaire now journey started when he died private attorney where else could be but in the beginning and we all agree on that the mystic like stories feel it but everyone agrees i know there's different series on which way infinity goes and how the universe is there over lane on each other and i i can't explain those things but we all typically agree the concept of infinity and that's fucking great i love that i heard you say that all of religion and spirituality in love is is about union and i was like fucking hey right that's why i get so excited when i hear science talking about the same thing i'm talking about just with data with data and photographs and experiments and stuff and i'm like yes let's find that common ground 'cause we were talking about fucking infinity were talking about the miracle or the or the phenomenon of consciousness that's what i wanna put you was i say it on this podcast probably every week which is saint francis said what you're looking for is what you're looking wins it still saying that what you're trying to save us from his trust in nailed roskill today he said it better may now i the way we talk so i'm gonna fly on his show would have been annoyed and i would rather have a ferret with them and folks oh get them out you told me i forget fred none more ferrets i love my phone you're i know is i if i read this book what's your point i read this book on a corner and physics is a children's book so i'd be threatened by featuring what is it what many drawings mostly joy yeah of quantum physics i suppose you could understand it cruise to costa rica anyway poppies robert arise re post pick last time tastic a a pump pasta eight it was like taking away the vegas nights surveys no i think he's probably very good book and i certainly bloody enjoyed reading i mean right now understand things because i'm fighting extra job would you believe these induced 'em believed that a the the world rested on four elements resting on the back of a title in a code by nike nissan tile and i said like by the bill sarcastic rather vitus probably saying it's almost as if they're all full powerful based like elephants like these other you haven't been around me what i like its own a tough owes back paul hard pops off julie stick instead of could bust up and i'm tired of living right so unlike in how chromosomes looking how dna looked like well i suppose the wall in fires me one of many things i inspires me about the spiritual power and that is that they seem to be like you're saying things like yeah exactly it's your point things are being revealed in the language of materialism rationalism fruit science and i'm very grateful for that language and very grateful to them for their endeavor increases the fury scientists listing now snapping a pen so yeah that microphone say that some people thousands and thousands of years ago were somehow discovering this year a very good example is the mindfulness from this phenomena mindful hey you could extracted from its theology hey guess what you meditate all the time you high blood pressure anxiety brain look we show you through these scandal these things will be improved by mindful practicing meditation well guess what all the people have come up with this shit they never had those guys they somehow new intuitive remains off of the material maine's i knew do you think there's anything else in those books the mafia value to us and like they're making the you know the eight takes you to be age of language republics reefer images briefings things we understand simple to me cannibalistic language combined throughout the world is sort of like this consciousness you saw like this like a bull diving into the pool sita that's every time kombi understood it can't be held in our consciousness like the end as he's being discovered in the currently in quantum physics is what will this doesn't make sense we can't understand my yes exactly exactly i just can't be understood company held within these limits the eventually the limit listen it's going to impede panella limitations limited consciousness eventually it's gonna you're gonna will because of limitation and you're gonna require fight is not gonna be able to be understood and if we build our world and our systems entirely on rationalism they will always speed limit teach systems that are biased towards i would say you know individually the materialism consumerism capitalism all these things come about because we have not invite eight the mystery to participate in the way we organize a site even though not off the not be disappearing drains even though all of us recognize what love is the most important thing in life that we would do irrational things in hoppy if it was if we were called upon to i i was thinking so many things when you were speaking first of all there which is great and i loved it giggling viglen granddad a why would live and give like i wonder if he cares said i thought that was okay good 'cause i actually noticed that you were giving me a lot of approval and i thought that was really beautiful furniture for were not great at that you know what i mean i i hear it comes i have another bit i'm like why we just give each other what we want understand like we withhold yeah we know what people while you're trying to make me so i'm always struck sometimes i laugh at myself tangled somebody does is often try make my 'cause i'm always like the subtext of things i'm saying that no actual text that bryson but the celtics again pretty hard shalva it's really out of me all i needed and i and i'm electronic a pat on the back for i know unlike many line related to each other well hey will manipulate people do a new manipulate person wants uber's very good and the white like me i see what people trying to get me to i try not to is it much anymore because i think i wanna be kind but like in the public buses trying to get me to get approval i'll know each of us three deeply about the approval that neighbor who is for shades darker you just come back from vacation who is what's he what's that what is he wants he came up to me and he said did you get some sun he said to me a man that looked another race you would so dark to me who had not gotten any sign of i got you say i would say no way you did but instead of on the subject and i look back to that team that just go just go nobody you did that that must have been amazing good for you but it certainly when you're puppet later because we use which strap states even on the same level female is tight lipped above them in but anyway by the bedroom get up to you i think climbed up onto the tiles lump sum tara cultural the paul braun i the other thing i was when you were talking with carl y'all guy say this all the time because young says it's not ideas are worth the changes it symbol the changes obviously i mean that sounds that's the most young in thing that's ever been says one is from that read books young right become holding up my index finger had that some they couldn't bellini sharpen in in uman's read the book where this off type poker face illustrations in it like a lead they have like a well in this case they set up an emerging from it killed a coordinated care kunda leany seven the energy is if they opt demand the sexual and crave driving the primal drive can go right they owed reptile pot spinal cord concurrent night that seth and so that is literally simple this many people if i've had some terrible feedback one snake dragging a half back avalon just tampon tampon but i think the you know that is literally drawn by call young young enrico great by the way i've that brought home and holding down the quiet peddling piano a very heavy but it's been building itself is holding down the quad pedal and you'll piano you would love that i'm sure so you get it that you believe in it and it changes you day minding yeah nobody ashley grade hut like a like king pointer finger yeah that's to some of my best pointing out that god is right there of course the columbus vacation is abrasive but like that book keith paint it like he's trying to draw well it looks like of the division is sal six and like it's it's about giving away that's my language and i suppose that's the point of known linguistic communication i really admire young just that he was quiet enough to go like an old man to i look at how closed old people tend to be and he's like nope every night i belong in my dreams and he yanked things back and then paint them and then how these incredible revelation mike we could all be doing that but instead you i mean where do you get it's hard to have the will be that adventurous with their own consciousness decision in i suppose like i said to my wife the other day we being conscious enough of the way we're raising these children they say don't travel in neo drops they owed rest of the safest way to some sort of put it saying but sometimes i feel the power of this being laid out for us as parents the things i find myself reaching for i don't even just mean the triton dreadful cliches scolding or wherever forever but that when not taking enough time to acknowledge the say critter explained the mysteries and i mean it's a two year old and a one year old they face he said like you know there's a little time but it's making me question my you know my life and my existence i mean here we look at where we are i mean at least yoka say that i but we're in an eye shank why don't we start the commune tomorrow when we sat this text less money list society tomorrow why don't we liberate out brothers and sisters well that last one makes my my my point my response not as good because we should be working in fighting for be oppressed but the other part is that you do like jesus himself he says yeah crackle developing the paul start worrying all the time yeah that's right last year first point vallon vallon i always like where like let's move the oh hi what's by by house comes from that yeah okay yeah but i don't know why should we become joined man is introducing a new joined may has beaten ross we we're running painting own i will insist on that pronounciation tangs very ali g you know if i may or irish could orland 'em things twinkies is my goto for doubling listen 'em but we were like this is so high you know what i mean like were in high what i'm saying is this the journey destination thing my ego would like to say and you're you go i'm not gonna say you might go like hey if i could only get this if i could only living on a farm then you'll have it you are at the thing that yearning for better parenting i'm not coaching you i'm just saying the part of me i'm the proud i like it because of the the occasional so five dollar tree but does go on i actually in myself up sales with a capitalist essy's do believe that we the same is one another and we should be learning from one another the right to someone who don't worry russell is a profit coming and that profit will save the world pop move so desperately jealous of the prophet if i'm merely john the baptist that that is the heresy that we after lookout for so alan watts had this great quote where he said he should burn the bible every stir obviously he loves the byways not saying he doesn't like the bible he saying the most dangerous idol of all his ideas an end so buddhist says if you see the buddha kill the buddha these are all saying the same thing if you think it's a profit on the way you think it's something that's gonna show up if if i think it's oh hi are you think it's better parenting we've lost it because god grew in self irwin so it's it's already here isn't that fucking crazy it's already here i've really been wrapping my brain it's taking my brain a long time to catch up my heart but i'm my brain is really starting to go this is that the miracle is this is this seeing is this hearing is this isn't and that is being and it's already here and for some reason we remember and we forget we're remembering we forget where i called somebody of fat fuck here 'cause he he cross in front of my house the gate open a crushing in front you kind of do this stupid little scoop and i said you fat fuck something like i'm not like oh osha myself he could not hear me i would never call a person a fat fuck but i will privately in iran time but even in that moment i was like you're projecting you feel fat beautiful thank you can you imagine you are yeah i've felt my a head neck nestling in columbine then right there what's let's play this game because you don't have all the time in the world and i really wanna put more nichols in you box and not just blabbing bore you force this little like why is your often go humping his back like that oh that's and extra batteries good lord even more power when you could be next i put it to bed every night in as a hundred percent on both it's not even out of necessity righteous that i can vary i guess you pick it now putin now yeah but i don't i don't i'm not i guess i am trying to brag i don't use my phone that much now i'm ready chinese the little find lessons sometimes you know that thing it tells you you've used this match today bucket grosse in itself out there is a famous ruining your life right well funny yeah it was three albums you score on my man well i mean sometimes there's a podcast where i was listening you know what when i meditate and some energy dude i was having that thought on the way in 'cause i was using the navigation and it was like this is countdown saying against my time and i want it to say fifteen minutes yeah and it's gonna say an hour because i drove you're forty whatever fuck you don't that doesn't count gary that should be anytime separate section agreed is not like what do we made overs why are we thinking of though we're gonna crack face paint the god's sake the good people at moment should know this worthy apple one let me let me put some nicholson you're juke what's a great lesson you've learned about comedy no wrong answer but i like what you're doing now about this i've i did as well catalog bits and have a sort of a pasta no bibliography of stuff i like and sort of how they relate to one another is where this knicks you have to watch a lot be count watch stuff that's too low cool because if they're so if they're in fluent oh yeah i drive dot com oh i catch myself my interaction a direct command going no don't cause someone will say something so me i'll go nope yeah i feel a part it's like you could like what the fuck is wrong with you it's good that impulses in check yeah so look mine has been released by the time think i'm ed plies uniquely tacoma deep about have as much access to your offense excel firm be willing to explore it that's that's worth being there from the beginning and the law bombing law law bombing at the beginning as a result of that because at first me i didn't even do material you know like i wanna be spontaneous dreadful side russia time i had no skill and confidence is basically a person to punish as punishing myself ready doing some really some stuff was quite good and extraordinary releasing locusts in comedy cops matching up dead rats were thomas thomas things quite punt returner but no funny so the context in the in the age because of just sit he'll all people every guy in that house everyone's got chicken but you say being authentic and taking the risk if i'm hearing you correctly the risk of bombing to be true so it but i think that's a great one for comedy yeah i mean you kind of touched on it too is like there's no substitute doing it a lot because now i'm so fucking proud of myself that i stayed with twenty years wow that i can now just i just do comedy here's around now i don't do a lot i got maybe twice a week is that i don't i've become tenderly dynasty tell the guy he that's something i would do you do the new material night a dynasty typewriter i would do that that's what i do like i like that like you get a nice long sat the stretch out yeah only me like a nature intended tended i'm like a little roken though as you might imagine how much more kind of a futuristic now get out there and perform people hate you yeah i want to i talked to my go 'cause he's here don't tell me what to do you should study how i do it that's what i say when people say that you gotta get up every night i'm like no you should study what i do that's how i that's how my ego field because it works for me there's so many purist i dunno rogan says but i'm just saying there's so many purists they're like you gotta if you're a real comic you up to three times a night and i'm like really if you want a certain type of fact i found in general performing a comedy clubs when i was younger that it was biased in may to would you believe this guy and you off not vented to impede my outside in things like in love from if you're perspective in some respects of course law fifteen twenty seconds that's like i suppose a drone rule but let's and like i felt like no this isn't this isn't end curiously when i was starting to stand up in england they would like other people performing the light come was in fact multan all estes guys like did well in the uk by the chemical noble and sue over the you literally did we ate expression they stick installations very challenging house member perhaps without he's easy clownish warm still missing less likable amoco but we're gonna be councilman yeah but without like what you mean an unpleasant ats right on married on sunday and they i have a hard time with any god but i fired him unpleasant in the way that i think he's trying to be unpleasant it works on me like this with the wrestling goading all of that all of it yeah he's like on a better a better or if he's trying to be on funding on purpose i'm just like it makes you uncomfortable getting ready to me and i end yeah i dunno i sent my favorite part of myself but i'm sort of like i don't like what you're doing i tend to get that i get out of a love it let's say kevin like some of the more famous adorable sweet things i think he is innocent like the say my mouth whether i feel like that is adorable yeah you know that's like a war sweet thing in the elvis impression and say that you know this'll dome and then i became a bit like and there's a that is a meet a lot of things where the challenges what you're experiencing i'm not for me makes me query voice intentions were an end as like anyone is interesting that when i am intrigued by what he's trying to say because say with like a multi hyphen like some macho flying circus when you rewatch it is like no easy going yeah and i think they are trying a challenger buffing they just were very very young and how to create a lot of content and then meet staff and it's like i said i feel that way about india's well i feel like it was the not not to put it down at all it was just it was all of it you know what i mean it was the growing pains on the ground with all of it you know what i'm saying i i think were saying the same thing so that's you're you're lesson about comedy is digging deep and finding a real he willing to be offended anyone give you a piece of advice it kind of changed eddie's out one hundred gigs before you even judge herself i think it would have spent about eight or nine like i'm going i would we went quiet fast that she's not 'cause i'm i've trained and actor and all this kind of stuff and then go like in trouble with it like a drunk hotel programs and then you start doing stand up and moving like a handful of gigs in like in the uk there were a lot of these talent shows the comics way it progressed quite quickly the festival this one hackney empire which is like a fifteen hundred year old voidable there in east independence a beautiful the marx brothers play that long holiday chaplain played that beautiful red there'll be gorgeous place and go to the finals that when i was young and messed up and not ready unless it was doing a king veil not sort of men like on tv and all these things plus i wasn't you know at that point it is i said yeah you just keep doing and just keep doing it but a lot of people if they're competing forces marshall destructive nature i am a creative nature or the destructive nature winning check raven out might be right up your alley who there's assemble yeah you hate the most hardcore rationalism have a raven perch on their bedroom window give everyone the willies especially if it's i'm reading this book called trickster makes the world which is all about the figure of tricks that and function of trick stuck in our psychic and religious imagination and one of the dome and then stickers in the people of this country indigenous lake is raven i about like these the kyri kyle eight comes up a lot as well coyote he's the tricks up he's often trick t foods people by is often food very interested in scatology in filth and excretes shutting on it is a beautiful interesting because way does louis hide in this book tricks that make the world is he said how these macaca types he's obviously a great student of you're setting out of the way they functioned point aj example such permutation amazed the function of the tricks they steal from the gods said that the boonies given the humankind the scott one to keep the pound easter themselves and the trickster could exist in both realms like a shaman can bring the fire from the gods coming in from the gods have been redone if you'd really like eggs any says like he looks he says much of the problem with the modern world and these guys you know hypothesis is that the denial of the trickster speaker they in fact but christ is become sterilizing on a dime because of the conservative 'em what do i wanna say heterogeneous dedication to pure eight the pure probably puree puritanism least sterility and that kind of even make sense linguistically doesn't it when you hear it we talked about that is i think he would quote surrounded by might be wrong the famously might that pays the pace christ took us or one of those trink eight mexican grill like style crucifixes on a rosary and put it in a jar pay cindy crawford and then teams do a lot of calm and stuff like that like using these serious across the heat with a lapse catholic himself this august and it was used as big tice headlight we shouldn't be finding out off terrible get rid of a type of case it created some public funding devoting to this guy but what is the guy and he's and they said they saw louis hiding in analysis says they would actually very religious because like i liked that surrounded with a lot catholic more eastern division three in buddy christ christ accessible again the whole function of christ christ had a coke and bowls and the niners he's a human he's a he's a man and that's the power of cross and when we rarefied find we roll out sales of the potential and the potency of that he talked about it to be in relationship to the carnival that the carnival reinforce she's the rules that jeering slavery and they were here we are in a voter the carnivore the carnival like a period where the rules are suspended today you know we could do what we want but what that does is it reinforces the rules because during that time hey we know do we want riot good i've enjoyed it back to work in that held this weekend the does the same thing precisely back to so what i find funny that i my dog sometimes pees on the buddha in my yard and i'll say to him who if not you know what i mean like it's it's what we're talking about it it's p and i have deep respect for christ end to the but like these these people are saying yes to reality love is yes price having a name is tina and a beating heart you trip out on that you ever you ever sit in a room and think of the hearts golden state now there's three hearts of muslim it's fucking crazy feel for them quite nice isn't it do it on an airplane i use just a little rat chopped which i took a boy you're good comedy in the city golladay i'm thinking about doing something like that or do we see they should study how you do it it is interesting when we become to first of all everything he said was amazing i thought maybe i'm not gonna say that christ with the trickster well they kind of waiting for the tricks the aspects of christ is the you know the cost and money lenders out of the temple and is a bit of a trick to the dining comeback of course in may and i suppose she's moving between well and he's a shooting materialism and own all of that kind of stuff about lifestyle that christ like as unoccupied has more more aligned call eight i there are some tiny asian asian the sacrifice go at the into the soil coleman a damn motif in agricultural yeah yeah is 'cause we right i while we both love joseph campbell and we both see the resurrection myth start and i don't mean not tree when they say man i'm just saying those stories came about when we started growing crops that had the same behaviors these little destroys used to be different but these these these are all the symbol of the changes it's beautiful but could you made me think of something beautiful traditionally christians thought there was a trickster element to christ jesus came to change god's mind about us and richard ross says christ came to change your mind about god was that he wasn't coming to be like see these guys you're cool guy he was coming to be like this is how energy moves in the world death and resurrection death and resurrection don't you see you're not a visitor here even me all of us it's undulating infinite fountain and you are not a stranger here is not a beautiful lovely lovely message it is and it got real what about half go ahead when did they say like you know you know visit here were both and redacted from repass undulating one that's never forget you loved nothing would ever separate hard love and i'm gonna need cathedrals candlesticks afraid that journey vs destination stuff that's real master batory ego games of awesome them in in and out and feels it's really fun it's fun to have a magic happen you might like if i did russell you have to listen to me i'm wearing my special vision i mean i have yet to one of the one of the great bill burr bitches like it's just some guy and the better way of saying earn another way of saying that is that's just that's just another us yes he has not won at a half by the by innocence by extracting the pilot from us we are is like saying a father moved to how high if you have that tragic defying you don't do it in analyze it you that's looking at central hap what were you gonna say 'em i made you lose it in the it wasn't far way though it could just now when we were talking about a little of course we've lost cause you technician just real downside many beverages like someone at the end of a desperate politics online keeping collect down that green stuff which i got into it did you that's what i that's my shit man i yeah i don't like deaths i don't like l a's spiritual stuff it's i think it's a bit rootless superficial electric client i just don't like one the one wedding ring one county blonde women with their white wine get to buddha i start to get a little nervous and my people and that's my that's my shit i'm projecting obviously i see myself in them but like once once we start selling and i liked this place and i met the owner and he's great and i come here but jeff beautiful guy but even he seemed to have a sense of humor about it since since you know we've talked i know that means that they believe in it seems like they've clinging yeah i liked the essence of cardi that's a really brilliant and if you've not seen any definitely should you relooking tommy cooper you wherever that is is a british comedian from so let us sixty seventies eighties you follow the magic hacks and i can't i can't do him justice they've come at what what's beautiful about how many of you might see there's a big fucking mad giant streams piston pepsi some wasn't paste and they come out to his magic and the stick is that they don't ever go right potomac who by the way it goes wrong people says you know like one of those hot he was wonderful if he's well we're eight still broken metric cats are right because he doesn't sylvie seldom acknowledges the joy of they owed him so let me ask crossover beautiful law firm great mud in hand and walk away for the there's an archetype of call eight atomic cooper's committee is because he says he's he's someone who continually so distills the essence of comedy as the idea that look couldn't you at any moment when you come in you fat fuck in this is real know if y'all ranting and raving up hawkins wrote in a way back at some point in the debate if you're that so once the giggle absurdity that is taking it seriously rondo like when guy hey sorry sorry who says that right now he says when he's with someone who's dying his heart is breaking in behind it he's gig like who is this round us a cool around us course at the man obviously that's one of the spiritual ideas these sort of keeps yourself self but there's this level where everything is sort of funny everything he's funny and that's when they're all the control posey's around you know so fat taste shima i've ricky device explained it very well that that's that's the point of course and if you're making jokes about peter failure or a massacre a what if i keep the lights on in that room precisely because you know it's dark out wide right right be a joke if it wasn't a dark and unpleasant thing and of course you know you wanna hug anybody this grieving and suffering furring but that's the function of comedy is continually unveiled the show the wall season and i make i make no climbed to the so the central truth of comedy is at least aware that this is not essential truths pulling back the violin giggling and knowing like rice none of this is real right it's real it's from where you're doing the giggling i think is where people might get rightfully offenders something if you're bassett that deathbed well he's laughing from his true self you know what i mean if dick alpert laughed at you dying he's an asshole if the part of him that is you that is in the dying thing laughs that's just that's just beautiful how're you one time i oh oh is it about the dead girl it's beautiful read it i read it probably five times here it's in the movie fierce grace it's also in the book walking each other home has heavy out of here and read the whole thing about bring up and just in case you hadn't heard of it because i i suppose the things like if it is that it yeah if you wanna read it on maybe you should three d n a i don't know if i can vouch debate you have they weaken distill it like well the the or it's heavy still heavy that's just talk about aj ramp that's rights to a couple of recently lost a child then and i suppose that chefs as be amongst all fulfilling that could happen to anyone but i'm but the the part that i think is sharable basically what he's saying is like the unthinkable happened the thing that you thought you wouldn't be able to lift through has happened and you're here so like you're not who you think you are 'cause you thought that would kill you and he doesn't say that what i just did was kind of tony robbins defy what he's saying but he's also green lighting the grief now is the time to let you agree find expression they'll fall stream a hope offered in i know the evil when he says you'll see each other again yeah you're outraged that this could never understand what's happened foul hawk see if we can keep them open to go to find their own intuitive way right through came for you to do work on us which includes manner of death now has sold is free and they love you could share with harry's in vulnerable to the winds of change in time and space spice in that deep love include me yeah she got makes karate kid any talks about seeing each other again and again and again like i liked to play that game it could just be a thought experiment but i go oh right yeah this one year russell yeah yeah he'll be that sort of weird like double and a garden that's right and i say to my daughter and i say this year the i know you have to but you're still newish dab i say this time i'll be here dan it's beautiful weather not as literally truer metaphorically tree it doesn't matter it's a beautiful perspective it for me some money forgive me interrupting you know you didn't miss like come like that when krishna takes in combination with each they easing guard in full she's out back all right i'll come down and then they all do one i'll come out to be a mom i'll be at that oh just be someone that says you're gonna show up one day and like mitch the limit and less next weekend accommodate that we can accommodate that for one announcer yeah we reincarnate in full one enough who were out having lots and lots of sex where you spiritual that's not that's not a judgment i'm wondering if you could not that hard i got it i was i think is a little pollini make little boy i was because i think yawning is the same and i think when i am and i think that that's what we're looking for anything that's what we're all looking for yeah i've been what did mindful was a deliberate like you were like i love people i love touching ching i love having sex let's get into it in a sense no it was like it was this an inability to not be open to that amount of opportunity because for me the reason the drugs was a or a component component of taking drugs is i want to be adored i won't be validated i wanna be verified and i you know announces adore you don't they suddenly come to you and put their arms around all i know you're real way i just feel like i've never thought of it that way yeah i can be i i quit drinking myself and i realize there's something that makes me feel good there's always a part of me that goes do that you deserve it you're magical boy you should feel good wasn't it takes it takes over the side that you are magical boy so therefore don't do it protect yourself to protect yourself that's a very hard yeah i have found a hard grady ation to stand on that difficult funny it's not that you're not a magical boy you could still be a magical boy says no i deserve deserve this chocolate bar i deserve to not have destructive by day what is the choice of not using it let's do that yeah that even when i was trying to get healthier like you can eat whatever you want and see what happens not change the way she's aligned with the personal require the requirements of the systems that need us at condor the fuel for them in good shape pleasure with sex then were easy to modify and test market to are right in my wheelhouse i mean i said all time i'm like you do whatever you want was it you that wrote the dream are you living your dream i realize the summation of the book called the snake in mind they got me off the booze that i loved i love and it will it change the perspective from drinking is liberty to to somebody made you it's bitch and i liked that it would like somebody lied to you and said this is freedom and and then i went wait it's not it was like it was like a mini enlightenment those like it's not that's freedom nothing to do with the corporations don't give a fuck about me going this isn't addictive chemical that'll make you feel looping silly for awhile dude i fuck anybody that's like you don't have as much fun valerie in i laugh constantly were silly all the time i'll dance at a wedding from the beginning to the end fucking suck my asshole you know what i'm saying it's not the jim beam freedoms inside you know what i'm saying of course i know you do of course been a train to modify our own pulse who's the everything come be translated into a putt chase now what everything translated into a purge yeah now is they're they're like water it's like everything you're happiness is approaches purchase you're relaxation is approaches everything is yes that's it and i think it might as well i was gonna say dizzy accent was would remember i think i'm slightly distracted by meeting away we go we should do that and then come back to what type of cost you talking most guys sure way i would never do that you just stop forbid will just up will see you in however long and we take a pretty common anatomical requirement some nice nice i could spend quality time needing way i'm always more always native way otherwise basically robert lang still doing nothing you'd rather be lines to do nothing how you can come out very much i think we have that in common when we were emailing trying to convey that were the same like please understand that's why i'm grateful that you're doing this jimmy kimmel i couldn't wait to tell you the jimmy kimmel's that if it's in the calendar i don't wanna do it that is at i want and need to do things but i hate that feeling even something that i like i hate that feeling when i'm just kinda in my pj pants and hanging out with the baby and hanging out with them and i go what is it oh i have something that night and like even though only be gone for like two hours hour and a half like shit something so thank you for doing that no two i think he's urging but then also when i'm justin then pj pants in my case he's not with your baby in front of me juice to the the way the launch of what town fuck alone version of that fun but like i i joined this oh man crush like lisa joy in my life but i feel like i've realized it over today yesterday in fact when those astana might sassy not high let me just ask what is why would never never friends beautiful beautiful place in ohio how like how they got out to go and do yoga and they go in get food and things i know you do need to be in the world you do have the how do i do have that dr impulses of i am not be authority on what i need like if you ask me what i need i'll be like i said man i just need to watch some fucking movies like who you don't i'll come home from doing that and like what was i thinking that's like my medicine like i needed a yeah and i resisted because they're just like i said there's anxiety the twins win i remember that i have a set or anything and then i do it and i'm like right i have like parent myself how do you do with being a female you're pretty famous well i mean you're very famous it's not that bad anymore because i used a really really like it and they used to be the before i had already it will be the answer i really did i really thought that is the thing because it seemed especially if it depiction of a person who's gonna feel good enough about who they are more draw wildfires happening surely they're not good enough like even the post minutes like i love movies yes so this is kind of off the innocent trump's you of intimacy privacy gronk she would kind of shield us i sort of a prosthetic version of yourself people are responding to be a good gronk shoot a kind find powell know exactly what you're talking about but then once you're in vietnam war that dwell too much less like suddenly in a city like i it's not a big deal at all because of the plethora of vailable if sometimes when i'm on the dismayed or the joy my final i think just think how many people could walk into this room right now the which one by one reduce the amount of intrigue that has a has a new in this moment that's so funny somebody told michael shaded this podcast and he told the story about being at a party in jack nicholson was there and everyone's like or like he's the second person it arrived so somebody famous let's say you just have fun russell brand recycle rent rent and jack nicholson comes and everyone's like oh jack nicholson and then prince came in and like nobody cared about jack nicholson arousal brad is not you know what i'm saying i wouldn't have gone out you got you got friends is like you were bred prints can i can only be now at that point an extraterrestrial yes pure consciousness comes into the room in some way of operating yet prince's vibrate in june of consciousness yes and the drifters it wants to call in very specific guys is listen i know you were formerly known as yeah yeah that i mean the filmmaker it's been like thirty years i'm i'm still named that might surprise because it's such a rejection of unexpected custom show runners beginning the beginning and end end of the beginning were back at language infringement saying i'm not print how by lying which i'm like you know your who rarely i mean either way federal raymond great it was a good one i'm not all the greats i'm not really that into bowie prince but it doesn't do it for me i wouldn't austrailia led the times in fact but one time i was there is doing their equivalent of the grammy's and right like covers person in the world but because he was austrailia still at in the arena i still look like you know if you go to review kevin what the crime is a one of a terrifying thing right because even straightening i didn't know who anyone was an old i would say wonderfully liberate us folks around there like how is that as children's nativity lies at a gift from the universe they're like luck will set up a whole other one where you just think through how different kind of be i was thinking like the prince example of course we recognize the high rockies five and we're affected by them but can we undo it can be really on state chef sales from it you know sometimes i'm sure even around swami's in highly in their own way the good ones will admit we off the proper swami wants what do you do you feel genesee do you feel great and he said yes i did and it reminds me to move closer to god i said that the the the the con now let's he does know ford exemption from days we all gonna be affected by state and high rocking got i wonder how many of my newly spiritual realized drives are just a mouse attempt to resend in to get to the point where they know why i'm the credible walk into this fictional pot eight that people's heads with ten right now but like i know as i've always known that they onset you know in that direction andre in that direction i'm because i now and i will continue can you believe pretend to that motif motif of self serving a selfish self advancement that it's helpful to have a practice is letting things i'm supposed to remember like in that film awakenings you remember when robert deniro goes back into wherever that disease these because learn from me learn familiar wildly disappearing back into the charts aplomb flags in myself when are next komo earth caring about exterior well and other people's approval and pry him and fully she oh and all those things adult in governance the make that like they were able to see somewhere that flag that flag of my true nation none of these real none of this is real you find someone a fucking help quickly or you're in trouble now find someone from someone else but i you okay how's your life going and not caring first you know lucky me i'll cone addiction issues the the come wave i skews me come with that program you know so i'm always now if i'm in pain even though i will always thing but they also do something feel self do some of the companies usually they something which i'm gonna oh isn't that great i love that awakenings compares beautiful so it's it's like round out the getty says like you're he's he has somebody like what am i doing here like in in carnoustie as he today is like on the wheel of jealousy and anger and left and all this stuff and somebody because you're in school take the curriculum so the swami they used that way i was like yeah and they're reminders i like it's like turbulence on the plane is how i like to look at it and it's going are you ready to let go of thinking that you're pete sometimes i feel like it needs to turn the heat up pretty hot particular like we we can't have that in a moment like you start reading twitter something in three people think you're amazing and one person thinks you're fucking asshole and like you'll have both the like stupid as high and then the stupid low and it's like when you gonna drop at just you know just drop at among the one i'm trying to i'm trying in a i'm trying my best you know no drink no drugs that look pornography mccaffrey about how you eat food be careful when you're approaching work what you're intentions a monster eight when i do it really does look like if i meet someone think like in my mind thing i'll get some kind of situation if i did i check that out the guy indiscriminate on your right it's not you're not gonna get any situation sending liberates me i feel free i love that i know what you're talking about and and then next thing i know i'm looking at pornography so that's what we're saying learned from you learned from me we were talking about the sign wave of existence my wife vallon instagram wrote a really beautiful palm about remembering and forgetting remembering forgetting that energy like is god basically it's not it's not like a flaw it's like it's it's the dance that were that were dancing you like this thing then the and in april quote in count the shelf like i've never been able to memorize the sun and i moved past exit something like ice in buckeye too many syllables not familiar enough to me the just record it but they and analysis a william blake the english in industry did a series of engravings from the book of job in which he presented have blows a particular of a phased in over these four eighteen different engravings tells the story of joe periods at the beginning where his family stood by this tree and the union analyst whose book she's entitled and encounter with the stuff that's not the beginning here blake picks joe and his wife and children standing by this trade the animals their animals the sheep and the dokes simple line engravings oversleep musical instruments that just hanging in the tree newman's touching he look at these frame and like it goes through the various other joe lakota suffering and all that but this is the frames that got me most and so like back in the sense that they shouldn't the matrix ten but some of the mentioned he's communicating to just momentarily free admission language like there's a bit where you see y'all way who looks the same as joe in the end the book is called an encounter with the self and you always up there in the heavens looking the same job if a little more muscular you not a sexy perhaps and he says joe a behold the humous on the leviathan the i have made it may be and the device then like a secret shot like it's a you know like under they unconscious boulevard and the reptilian mind and it looks like all of a sudden dragon finger scary and the heat and the most most scary to me anyway and it was like look like in smoothing grading hippo without it skin so you could see sin you and his dumb staring all eyes on modulated pre linguistically off like a dry like and energy like appetite rule flash appetite and you always just a joke here they are the middle of autumn i made i made they an indianapolis is it says that if we are no good then god is no good there is a jew eight four after become quote there is a did you eat rustic knowledge the behemoths the flash the leviathan the reptilian impulsive private doesn't even in the face with more loudly addy garlic mind front of mind wherever that is i'm not just you gotta on the if we do not become good then there is the it's not full cost in unknown julie stick it tunnel infinite universe that occupies dimensions beyond our understanding that god is calling lee benevolent and then father christmas santa claus guy that just wants to help us out if we don't align ourselves out be good if we were able to overcome these obstacles then good and they see itself doesn't exist in it because he is a conglomeration nation of the book of joe previous episode of ancient painful stony wisdom in the illustrations of like with you so peculiarly romantic how can make mystical brilliant and then they analysis of the vote union being able to understand these two linguistic streams or however many they're all and make them coalesced it made me understand something about our goodness out kindness out decency our awareness of union in truth and one sees vital vital because otherwise we are living in they made comments allusions if the leviathan in the but he you know he's not the god is good and we striving for creating creating here through those other impulses like not in rejection of them well i i felt it the way i took it and he doesn't have to it's time in life because of the drug and alcohol in because my metallic if surviving mind impulses i felt it maine's be a way that you could just as easily be the human for the pfizer fucking marshall stat because otherwise what gordy oh i like i like yours go there's just some dumb fucking hippo or some dreadful full face a pen and i've had those guards you have had those is gone topping dominated by those energies not being the reptile of being the animal i've had like you know have those things in me and my practice is is not about the subjugation in denial of the rejection tonight to so if i suppose i i like the king king binary but like it is about the kind of how do i read that and that same swami said to me the wonderful ready mentioned the old old is are they inappropriate substitutes and the desire to be at one with guard what the wanting won't where's the craving trying to take you and if we somehow town marshal these energy into a kind of atonement into a kind of a practice of love simple simple things kind slop seventy five simple things then they then they go these good thank god is everywhere i think god is love it cetera life where if we like you and i can make the decisions that are fucking even do we want now we are you you know you look at the look at the got an accomplice this present in every moment right yes i i remember seeing something where they were like locusts eat things and and be is pollinate things but human beings are the ones like can choose their nature which is it's really interesting like some things like this is this is just me being me baby and you're like in a field of crops from their perspective they enjoyed a field ramaz they were the ones that were like can we find some sort of harmony with that stuff so it's called the encounter counter with the self in kind of his life in jail if we think we could sustain a relationship you're so close to being at a time that locus crop thing you just said might that's another thing that comes up in by centuries we like that yeah they'd what a in that book by centuries and suggested a lot in front of a prospective philosophy is creating itself as it happens in the conscious universities the primary universe and the material university secondary which is a good way of talking about got the consciousness perceived math the math doesn't perceive consciousness other ultimately in my experience their argument face boils down to that because we all know spirits here now grown disgustingly older and again it's firefox he would look at us one of the leaders this so in greece broke away from me even after so revolution which is obviously eventually crushed brushed he says i'm an atheist i believe matchup proceeded spirit but no doubt is here now so we have to being you know we have to find a way to be serviced we have to find a web comedy in his spirit adding love when this wherever i took him to maine cannot believe that the consciousness proceeds mass consciousness you see on matters not the big show that's why i think if he just it's just a shadow over the big show yeah so it's almost like logan as well booted kind of had a a a revelation like that to when he saw the ants and i always kind of i don't wanna say 'cause i don't wanna sound callous to tragedies but it's like what buddhist saw was everyday is a tragedy franz like millions of answer just getting stomped and swept unlike any debate and it's at and that's what i'm saying like alan watts talks about like an aunt is trying to be full aunt in the same way were trained a beautiful person and that's not it's not just a make us advantages to be like where do you get off thinking if you like that's why i always say zoom out like zoom out like i i'm i'm worried about what am i worried about right now if i think about it just general what am i gonna do and then i'm like well now there's a little speck i'm not in the nihilistic way in the beautiful anonymous unity way where you're like i'm just universe playing a guy going what am i gonna do and that's beautiful an aunt in me and everything is all this that's that's the joy of oneness from me when when we see that the plight of the answers is valid is just mind of course were playing we can't leave that way and i wouldn't say that we should but it difficult of course because of the likes of philosophical the truck such as you know prior to a capital punishment will how would you feel if it's your child or someone that you love the wherever and if i feel well that's not the position to be making infrastructural decisions scrum be no emotional grief yeah very man let the other interesting however penal system does consider emotional states and actually imagines emotional states that's lovely isn't that weird yeah it's cool it's kind of interesting that we did that and speaking to the one thing that we keep harping on about pay is the because nobody will go there because like that if you know right up to the wall there'll be moments where i am floors and hope listen making mistakes and believing in according to my love nature if we have an agreement between us no no what we're gonna try and do is a community even if that community is just the people in this room now is like if i'm suddenly jealous or i've come with something that may not be productive familial for us collectively the we've already put put in place in stan she ate assisted with the owner we don't that's not what we're gonna do we're gonna leave in accordance with jealousy and fear we're not gonna have that the salt or unspoken infrastructure of all of our system we're gonna have yeah but i kind of has delete unless you have to acknowledge human frailty have to acknowledge the the the great men and women of history have i initiation potentially how the toasters particularly depending how they relate to their own nine and she's like could exacerbate that problem in an instant bubble was saying is is whether there ain't no need davis says all fame a lincoln street and i would imagine mary curie so like a like a i feel like a you know we both asleep i couldn't talk you know we we like a gap you and i have accessed me full about these things and then we get i made my problem is i get attached to anything like it has to be may have to be make fucking let goes out and see what it doesn't matter they say in some of the support groups i belong to end like i think a good principal broken ising systems smoke systems communities will become fairly governor resulted in the way we treat each other is we're all crazy but not on the same day so we have a system that relies on that individual that group of individuals beings of morally or ethically pethick computer because there is true democracy is the principles that that might not be individuals within it doesn't some are prince jack nicholson and overview consciousness or whoever walks in both the party is the party and we're gonna run according to these principles over to to each according to their needs from each according to their main basic principles of where we could as best as possible fairly and people continually focus on how those systems file but the one that we've got now he's filing so spectacularly any so cruel and so i'm conscious morvan cruelty perhaps unconscious on away on awaken yeah absolutely i wonder if that's why we get so offended when people like cheat the system and stuff you know what i mean and pay for somebody to get in college i didn't even follow that scandal so let's not talk about it but the where there was a scandal scandal scandal i i'm gonna blissfully not no ever i vowed never ever done a scandal one of the democrat presidential candidates is that i is this a question for me yeah i don't know in santa clara shape all i wanna do that where i was like trump just got on it'd be like did you see trump today he's added again i just make something up like i and then i actually saw somebody do it i saw somebody do that but anyway the point is it's always something that's not to say that we could be unconscious and not help you're almost out of time you pretty much harder time because i want to get each year beautiful buddies oh yeah my babies and of course stop thinking about moving out of this country now moving back to the one on leave in england is cool that's where okay that's why you're doing it in england big call like i needed a tv show the tv show is done now almost i have a green card i have a wife and the wife and those children without also mind they don't have a green card and they have to go back after ninety days and i'll go attached those guys now sort of feeling my tummy and hall like some where it's like you said i mean harvick is tommy we were talking about primitive technologies mirroring modern revelation tommy brain which we've discovered is a real thing heartbreaking we've discovered is a real thing and these systems go from down up and they're so now there's like scientific backing for the shock roaster these little guys down you're nice little darlings yeah you're right like little darlings and if cosby concepts shows from our children we know kaiser says i know in these you there's really no carter is no i don't think there is i believe in you guys this metaphor heist but we were gonna pull no wonder the heisman wrong you don't even you don't even just nine and then you add a scandal go crazy nights hunters stir says god at the end we find out who is christ her so especially materialism is great that would be crushed by mary magdalene a there is no go let's well i mean right what do you think is their gun me i'm i like it like you know you can't not productive in such a complex area but i'm kinda gotta be yes but it's inevitable in terms of the world isn't stranger then we suppose in stranger then we can suppose that's why it's really helpful to be like i believe in god as a metaphor from industry and we can all agree on that you save time i just wanna call it that animating everything dante said god is the love that whole hung the stars right so yes lovie yes to a star being suspended in a certain spot in the universe that i believe and we all believe in that were fighting about stories and symbol systems and it's a waste of time especially not a waste of time is really pretty fun game original netflix netflix been is that we could argue and kill each other about this or talking about the same conundrum that were all baked into yes right even if it is out now that the lows of some mixed styles there and even then it's just what we don't know what forces it's photographing at a feeling that's what i say 'em did you lose your virginity to a prostitute you're dead took it wasn't even a conversation with that question no matter who comes in regardless of who sat across pay will eventually fries did you lose your virginity to across the bay about how to do this i know very well and all of its boy maximum his rallies in its hills of it's the new mall real hope you get this you can learn end street rap street scale where did you get this wonderful command of your language english language in hindi they say in a they say he becomes timmy they had i speak english i say hindi comes to me and just the language this policy through the misery vanna just what you're saying yeah because you're not you didn't like the oxford or something you just you just you just brilliant you're self talk south brilliant did we would love the tally you're fine you're fine i won't i won't accept any other theory find real fast quick answers there's well you gotta go what's the hardest time you've ever laughed mm i don't know the guys in my book assessment moving he might be an awful lot my friend coffee aboard went away within a double act when the first gulf right now that drama school lost him along lots of lots of you might say that kind of lost a much greater having me and my wife to us so much well now i mean you know it's like anything yeah when i was younger i had friends literally but sleeping bags overheads and fight i feel i may have been one of the mood for it and you'd laugh so hard beautiful relief and release resisted should say brilliant it's okay you via's british is you wanna be thank you thank you got stay is a common oh my god look out we leave that's when we're trying to yes i won't have you won't leash people on both sides i bet a that was a habit george washington busy cliff where they look at the hair looks more awake very british that's what we deliver that yeah i will chase i will not suffer you on the fourth of july well not the hardest laugh but when i say you're cheers of streaming down her face and you could be any age and they're not looking for a good story where are you who you were jeanette i didn't have my my books that went in that way someone recently asked me knows a lock on a tv show than wish tv which job if you've enjoyed it as that then you're leaving them a hard time with that any of it being is your wife good at remembering for you someone's gonna be chronicling base haven't i yeah so the subsequent books mythologies liberal fallen pete the gospel of brand new will describe it as you get a talk show at the same time were you aware that i had a talk show at the same time you know i love that you add westboro baptist on are so nervous for you i like some did so well now that was a good example of comedic i think i don't think they even think they mean it i think you could borrow down into them and they were making out there playing the game i do yeah i think everybody is i i felt that way when i was watching it to be honest this is an all you can see it on you to hear a russell had on brand acts you had westboro baptist guys they needed really nice job of you didn't want the audience to be sensationalizing winging so you're like let's just 'cause obviously they feed off of that too i know they want you to do that and when it came down ws yes exactly but when you start going like i do love you i love you and my kind of making jokes with them it's really interesting they want us to want to like to hate them obvious that actually think matt radio making out why that's in the book that i write about how good this guy let a pick them up on my wife says it wasn't south by production or anything in the studio because they're not mine is mine systems on making sure absolutely spontaneous a mindset that led to its demise small q spontaneous my the unscripted canceling russell you geier wish i'd like it really in the mom and then i picked up a lot of these guidelines in a ball on melrose on the way to i think he's got which studios we didn't have like we've got these came in and in fact i was supposedly frustrated by their pick constant kowtowing to all of us and the river crossing the day i went into about that up melrose and picked up those guys and took me to the studio then they were on the show and they have immaculate immaculately impact me when the puppy cost gay men to confront in westboro baptist church and it was a wonderful construction of worst about myself i'm happy with how it looked me i don't remember the game people come and talk to the west broken yeah why holidays is first of all i think westboro baptist church come out to a pack available by these guys that you eat surely not itself i suppose isn't it well that's when you started cracking the facade is when you started naming celebrities i'm having the say if they're going to hell her not and i was like that's brilliant it it really made it a self parity you know what i mean like you don't you can't do this and they were like hell hell but you didn't have to make any joke in that moment we're all like oh this isn't just scary is i thought it's just you guys in jeans how shall how shall jail so so then like the gay man come out and then tell the people who have a lot will come under the guise of now nine and they're not gonna help you know they were so again but you could see in fact i think that's what lassos slowly incrementally increasing sweltering this come being confronted if that oh this is just saw stately this kombi what it's about this congress be fun good for you you were brave it's not what it's about you know when i was a fundamentalist i didn't believe really and it was fun to kind of have that button push i would have resisted it but there's something i actually got off on the wrong foot with a family member once when i was i was on the outside and i i feel bad about it but i thought i was paying them a common and i that they would agree now is like when people say i believe that all these people are going how they don't believe in jesus in the way that i believe in you they're going how which means six million jews in the holocaust go the hell which means unspeakable numbers of hindus muslims jews atheists agnostics buddhist are all tormented forever and i was trying to be loving when i was like i don't believe you because i think highly of you i don't believe you believe that it and you're like i i think you're better than that and actually hurts okay ready went out they didn't make much of a way out yeah i was like either i'm thinking too much of you or yeah you you're gonna have to turn your back on you won't believe you're right it was kind of a tricky game i'm a crow eric coyote yeah you not mischievous they were upset by it yeah they were upset by it and rightfully so i i have to be careful not to be conscious instead shame isn't 'cause when you become productive about something as complex three of their life is gonna leads all of us he doesn't have to be upset is the westboro baptist church take to get in trouble trying to unravel and that's what i in stan shiite out i appreciate about westboro which is not much much at all is it at least i know they're fuck they're fucking insane believes whereas i have insane believe so they just kept to myself you know what i'm saying and that's weird pass as like a normal loving person and secretly wrestle i ten years ago would interviewed you thought you were going out and i just would have kept to myself over ten years ago i was telling you are fine i wanna be british and i wonder if they darling and then and then a lot the i suppose the crazy believes we have now is let you know we do like the same economics in christianity that you think he's gonna tell ya i had a good as mine yeah like and he did the five guys and i watched that chat you guys great well i like is a i said was the corolla rape between christ and butter mohammed east their economy goes yes they're also like won't be habitable most surprising interested in economics and then i was is that corroborate would be institutions have followed he's profits you guys well curiously carolee among them to the way they institutionalized where it becomes detach from the central messaging cetera is comparible i thought that was interesting because i feel like it so forth i don't believe in the kind of rather listless flattened this of socialist politics in that if it was sort archaic and twentieth century top of ideology i do feel that one simple way of judging wherever we are still harboring crazy beliefs is like how many homeless and censoring people were like well how do you treat animals is is an indication of how well a society is doing how you treat you pour you're orphans you said this in the interview you're you're widows it's like muhammad buddha and chrysler all saying hey fuck wads take care of these children they parents and it's not ten thousand morality is out of the highest truth acknowledging oh we're all just says that exactly this time i'm you're dad this way every time you say christ said when you feed this guy you're feeding me i always took that as like you'd better not feed people because it'll ernie brownie points jesus and he's the one that'll have the gavel when you're dead fuck that shit he's saying that is me you think i'm over here you think i'm in this one and not in that one what the fuck is wrong with me the late in that what would be the that were back to another point we made why are we withholding it why are we acting like there's anywhere to keep it but everywhere and that's the sort of the i say the magic of kindness the magic of kindness is fruit action you demonstrate i am not the most important thing in the world if i'm not even real i'm not really can't now suddenly be around that frequency were on the sea of christ consciousness 'cause we're living in unity we acting as if it were true to the earlier about they encounter with the cell phone when we got here is gone now manifest that's right it's not like the role of the dice salute like we're cheating to a frequency the potentially achieve make we make we make it by being that's right that's why the trinity 'cause it's a relationship richard rohr has a beautiful book called the divine dance and he's like the reason fraternity wasn't some puzzled it'd be like what like ice and water and and missed or or it's like three three pedals clover but one thing it's like fuck off it's it's saying that god is a verb it's a flow it's like a bucket pouring into another bucket pouring into another bucket or it's like a narrow barest it's like the snake eating itself where back to that it's this movement it's not he denies it exists in these words in this place in this time they get elsewhere i've had like a regardless of no as an individual what robbers and event temporary rules roswell go there and like it's a thing happening through time across time and let me get my fucking house that so good attached to the illusion that so good there's there's that avery brothers talking about duck called no hard feelings have you heard of by any chance they just talk about when it's time to die and you lay down the keys the keys to you're house and the rings on your fingers and i was like whoa that's fucking that it it's the butter knife to the heart of it it really gets you you take all this shit off and you put down right that that one a haunting it's a beautiful song that you should go again may no hard feelings and it'll listen to it where you're safe decry you don't want that one on the four oh five at autumn misty i know i crying the fourth finds no you are if you are yeah it's up to you and the address allen watch all those as you're you're under no obligation to be the person your fifteen minutes ago kudo dannon isn't that good i love that one when pete goes peach grumpy today fuck you pete that's a story drop it see if we could teach kids to beat this then yeah all right well good luck to me i think some of the parents and i know we we have to go but some of the parents must listen to me talk about my daughter and they must think i'm idiot or very naive and i'm okay with being naive and i don't know what i'm talking about i have intentions you children a little bit older and i know it's gonna get more complicated i don't know what i'm saying is i don't know i know it's gonna get weirder and i won't know what to do i find it helpful to continually communion to liberate myself from their location to to kind of know this stuff yeah kind of sometimes oddly proud about local no i like to be able to cause a part of my identity it's been about rejecting having to protect myself and the idea that somehow built myself you know so now i find it hard to open up and go i need help i need help and the more i off ashley when i'm free to do it it's very successful method fellows lately if a company with kindness 'cause then yeah then i'm there is this over to why flow so i'm not cooperate may continually asking for help i'm offering help when i was when i can so i'm not so falsified in this temporal self nuts right and that's why relationship to that's why relationship can be godly or whatever because there's there's anything the flow i liked that let me i've taken from the scene in view are really not talking to you i love that to to to a guy and i hope we can i i had a secret it's not a secret if i say it like i will be i hope her friends i have a you know when i was editing crashing at a tv show called crashing hoster of you could lose it apple towns and there's forgetting asking about that yeah did we we proudly bother gdp on it proudly no no no just for the poster we don't actually we know that covers the rest of the punishment if you're in the most right zaveri russell forward forgetting sarah marshall poster like the joke was the jason with kind of in the distance and you and ceremony for ground so i would walk by you as they say told associates for is that what toto slows dance what's that movie with three elaborate as a spanish everyday should jump in a while the terrible toto's los yes there is there is a lot to that speak that well let's get you out of you're lucky you beautifully shelters have a voice messages you like yeah okay outlets swap info and in in your words made infinite for i brought my book free and i signed it that's when i left home maybe infant enforce it created everything moved through us oh you beautiful man used at it now what do you say keep it crispy it's how we