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Fresh update on "paxton" discussed on NEWS 88.7 Programming
"Apart of the telehealth equation. On Lee. One Quick thing way are doing covert vaccinations sign ups again this week. You should have got an email from the free clinic email. I believe so now that the vaccine is open to all adults, please encourage your patients to get signed up back in Texas Tax free clinic. Student leader Chug says they plan to keep some telemedicine elements even after they start to see more patients in person. Obviously they're huge benefits to tell medicine and we don't want to discount those We want to reach as many patients as far as they are that we can. Still the future physician looks forward to physically examining patients. All of us here want to interact with patients. That's why we want to be doctors. But I've realized over time that you can actually still establish a connection with people should knows. The website manners she's learned this year will also work outside of zoom exam rooms. And share a self wall break in loving Wells. Dunbar is our social media editor. And he's been monitoring what Texans were talking about on this Monday. Welcome back Wells. Hey, David. Well, we're hearing about the advent of Texas political season when two. You're just discussing with their friend Ross Ramsey on her Facebook page facebook dot com slash Texas Standard John Street, says Lying commissioner Georgia says this about that possible matchup between George P. Bush and Attorney General Ken Paxton. John says he hasn't been impressed with Bush so far, but he has to be better than who we have in there now. Also via Facebook, Maryland Nap Lit, says she's more concerned with some broader issues like Jerry Mannering, she says. I moved to Texas about 20 years. Is it going Feel like I've never had a representative in Congress as a result of this Jerry Mandarin between cities and districts. I feel like our constituents. Stitch wants are of little service to their public and via Twitter, Becca Condon says. It's beyond time for Texans to be rid of those holding us back and not just shuffle them around. It's time for real change, and that might not, And that might mean not a Republican or a Democrat. Wouldn't that be something? She says Just a sampling of what we're seeing out there, David, I'll be back with more later in the program. We'd love to hear. What's on your news, right? Are you know what to do? Look for Texas standard.
George P. Bush considering running for Texas attorney general
"Land Commissioner George P. Bush has previously hinted at a run against Attorney General Ken Paxton. This week. He was leaning in to that a bit further. What do you have to say? Yeah, I think it's notable here is how much he was, As you said, leaning into it. He's made clear for a while now that he may run for another statewide office and 2022, but in some media appearances this week, including with the radio host and Dallas, Mark Davis, Hey, said that he was quote seriously considering running for attorney general. And then he kind of laid out the case against packs and how he would run against Paxton. And, you know, he said that the top law enforcement official in Texas needs to quote Be above reproach. He also made clear that he wouldn't try to challenge packs unnecessarily from the right or try to question his support for Donald Trump or anything like that, he said that this would be about Putting, you know, under scrutiny. How Paxton has run his office as I'm sure your listeners know he's under FBI investigation now for these claims that he abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor, and you've seen a number of High ranking members of his team in his office leave as they've blown the whistle on
Fresh update on "paxton" discussed on Liminal Podcast
"Coal of people who won't out and there's a much bigger group. Believe all the people who are more crying out for help. It's a terrible white. Cry of help should ever have to get to that point but that is the bigger group and in some ways. That's probably the group that we're more talking to focus on with my own son. It was very clear car on the night that he took his life. He spoke to his mother over zoom. Just an hour before so annoying and yet we we know subsequently from the notes that he left us The he knew exactly what he was doing that night. It was a clear and definite plan. No doubt about that and the only way you you start. Come to terms with that. If that's even possible aware of i am migrant journey are suppose each accepting that what do i mean by that. Well obviously we had to go through an inquest as part of it. But you have to go through. Inquest sumio process as very clever people. They qualified people but people who never knew. My son have to participate over his death but as far as opposed to answer some questions that many parents would have had in my head was he of sound mind at the time and the also at the absolute he was he was drunk. He was known jogs He had no other issues. This was a totally sane clear decision that he made it to decision but he absolutely was as clear decision. And believe when you can get some solace from this. 'cause i talk to parents who lost sons and daughters to many other means they can donatello oh paxton they can di matteo disease in some cases the word moslem one of those in fact he chose to go and if you can accept that in your head that he sensibly as an adult twenty two made eight decision to go then you start to come to terms with it. You don't have one out to be the case. But you don't come to terms with it and i think what what helps me sleep at night. Is they simple. Thought if you start to understand the in his place and on talking about many suicide victim says i'm not just talking about my son in their mind. There is a place that they can go to. Where all the troubles of gone where they're safe It's a terrible place. A causes terrible place. But if that's the only place left in their mind then you start to understand why they feel. They have to go to that place. I and he did. He made that decision win. All of us all of us live our born and we die and enilio cases. We don't actually get to choose about the birth and we don't get to choose about the death actually. He left on his own terms. Is that a good thing. Because it's not a good thing but in some ways i find solace from accepting that he made a decision and a went.
Texas AG says we know what works to stop migrant crisis
"The surgeon migrants back that thanks the border to Melissa is causing Markovsky many for concerns, getting us especially fired up when about it comes exercise. to the spread of covert 19. I'll turn Texas now to Attorney another General woman who Ken surely Paxton can motivate on Fox us News a woman this who decided morning, just three years says ago that We she'd know make what a good works to state stop the crisis representative. of the border President And Trump made put a in place great a model. run I think at the worse. position. First of She all, he also said. sat Don't behind come to a radio me started building microphone a wall. for years Three, and Kayla he told well, people stay I'm in talking Mexico about before Dana they Steele, went through and their I am hearing, very thrilled and he also to get a few let minutes Border of her patrol time. do their job. And Welcome so I think to 50. that Plus, model Dana we know it worked because the 50. search Plus, stopped when did that happen? and the numbers You know what? Yesterday came down. was my And 44th with the old anniversary policies of signing of on Obama, the radio Biden it his implant down. Gosh, We're back to square wow. one. Accident There now 300 and 44 girls years housed ago yesterday in a facility I was like, Oh, in my north God. Houston How for did that illegal happen? migrant The 44 Children picked years and up radio at the
Seattle Mariners prepare for 2021 season opener tomorrow
"And Giants workout at Seattle's T Mobile Park this afternoon ahead of the 2021 regular season opener tomorrow. Manager Scott Service set of bruised knee bone will put the starting center fielder Kyle Lewis on the 10 Day injured list, his spot taken by Taylor Trammel service, also juggling the pitching rotation. You say Kikuchi throws in Game two, James Paxton pushed back until the White Sox series. Most major league ballparks are allowing fans to attend at limited capacity, ML commissioner Rob Manfred says As more folks give the covert vaccine, he can envision filled stadiums by mid season.
Austin can keep enforcing local mask mandate for now
"Back against the governor of Texas for repealing that states mask mandate Friday. Judge lore Living skin ruling that Austin and Travis County's masked mandate Kim continue. Despite arguments made by the Texas Attorney General's Office, Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the city and county two weeks ago when the municipalities continue to enforce mask rules after Governor Greg Abbott rolled back the statewide mask mandate and said local officials could not supersede his order.
Austin Can Keep Enforcing Local Mask Mandate, Judge Says
"A Travis County judges sided with the city of Boston and it's ongoing battle with the state over the local mask mandate, said he was soon a couple of weeks ago by Attorney General Ken Paxton after Austin continued enforcing the local ordinance. But the judge says local health authorities can continue
Dallas Lawyer Lee Merritt Says He'll Run for Texas Attorney General
"Attorney says he plans to run against incumbent Ken Paxton were Texas attorney general. Lawyer and civil rights activists. We Merrick mentioned challenging the two term Republican incumbent in a social media post on Saturday. Married represented the families have Chiana Jefferson and both and John were both killed by police. Right now. He's representing the family of Marvin Scott, who recently died in custody at the Collin County Jail.
Dallas Civil Rights Lawyer Lee Merritt Announces Run For Office Of Texas Attorney General
"Has represented the families of black people killed by police officers says he's running for Texas attorney general civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt announced over the weekend he plans to challenge Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton. Merritt said Saturday on Twitter, they quote Texans deserve an attorney general that will fight for the constitutional rights of all citizens. It's unclear whether he will seek or receive the support from the state Democratic Party. People seeking to run for Texas Attorney General can't buy a candidacy papers for months, but the 2022 election has already Had the early attention following new criminal allegations against Paxton, who has denied any wrongdoing. WGN
AG Paxton Ensures Forgiveness of $29 Million in Electric Bills for Texans
"Ken Paxton says Despite filing for bankruptcy wholesale electric provider gritty will forgive $29 Million and electric bills experienced by customers as a result of last month's winter storm. Have. Williams of Arlington received $17,000 bill from gritty and says he's grateful for the work of state leaders and the government really stepped up here in the state of Texas to take care of its citizens that I'm proud and even more proud to be a Texan right now. I feel like they've been the right thing and protected its citizens. Texas Murder plan to address relief for Texans who already paid their bills, nonprofit
$29 million of electric bills from Texas winter storm will be forgiven, AG says
"Gritty plans to forgive $29 Million in bills acquired during last month deadly winter Storm. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that is part of Grady's bankruptcy filing. The company will release all outstanding payments for its Texas customers who were unable to pay extremely high electric bills that resulted from the storm tie. Williams of Arlington was stuck with a $17,000 bill. And applauds the attorney general for holding gritty, accountable. That's excellent nous. I think that's the right thing to do. Texas and gritty, also working in good faith to get money back to customers who already paid their bills. Clayton Nevil,
The Voicefluencer Show with Dr Joan Palmiter Bajorek
"As you look forward to the future. The next six months or even more further out the next six years as the sea of women voice if we just kind of stayed in that in that lane what are you most Both passionate and also not just passion but just logical like this is kind of our strategy like this is where we're driving because this is what makes sense in this. We're driving because this is what makes my heart smile. Could you talk a bit about where you see things going in the next and just in the future whether you want to stay kind of near or further out again great question. We're currently doing our annual annual review a nonprofit at a on iran. That seems kind of silly. But we're really thinking about. What is the next twelve months. Because i feel like we're flying on rocket fuel right now and you gotta have a strategic plan know the beginning of the year. We were talking really big purse. You know big tech friends in the world and you know twenty twenty We're just about to finish nonprofit status. I e three lawyers on this project And so when michael's this year's been headway formalize headway stabilize my team had why create better assisting in early so that's of slightly boring. The really really important for the partnerships that made my team dreams out different hackathon events jobs career fair star up arm v c research. I mean we have so many products that were planning to pursue an so. I think from wasn't doing paperwork to really enable we can do in incoming future. We have so many chapters launching all around the world and how many beta than reviewing application that right now. The sky's the limit. I just have to continue impact in harmony team and on morning more team members regularly to exhausting ruling citing Really can't wait to take a little bit of time for holidays and really make sure maintain doesn't burn your head and your teams. Well that's really important to recharge laughter. Laughter is the key to not bringing out taking be laughing all the time long hours and very difficult hurdles but laughter does a lot. So that's my that's my personal. That's great. I'm also on the gratitude plan a game changer. Am i doing gratitude. Practice every night and it really refrains what's importance and the importance of my workouts. Honestly about how happy they keep me really really important to. i'm. I'm curious. I this thomas we don't talk about but i gotta i gotta ask you one specific question about women and voice the the way that you have grown this in such a short period of time is nothing short of remarkable. If there was one tip that you could give people if they wanted to grow a similar type of network or community. Is there one in. This may be hard to answer. But i'm gonna force you to give me one one answer here. Can you describe one tip or one piece of advice. You'd get these people to be able to have that type of growth for such a worthwhile cause would that be okay People are actually asking me. That higher means that growth hackers so at advice to give to people. I really think that when a to our mean he thinks are just solid. Is our mission like anyone knows. Emissions are titled super descriptive. They don't guess they know exactly what we do. How we position ourselves ecosystem and also the persona of women voice has really solid We did a rebrand. Last year remembers advocate very spicy internally but really thinking about what does the settlement which is the look who is women public facing and that is you magnified internally for that safe celebratory space where you can talk about the heart of issues so i think we can also say on feedback. I get ready for. The is whoa. You're technical like we're surrounded by powerhouses. It's it's not. A fluffy like let's through sparkles kind of place at an environmentally friendly way. But it's we love the work in love the work. And so i think those owned you can say that triumph like super mission driven celebratory persona that apparently resonates with lots around the world full and then also the technical aspects that i learned all these quilting other people are doing in india in the netherlands. All around the world looks like that's so goal like let's be by that. Wanna learn more so i feel that jazz chelsea lots. That's great great. Answer i think it gives people a really good idea ian unit to art question. Because you know when you build a community do you have. One thing that does happen is all of these. New friends and the friendships are authentic friendships. But they're also new friendships and there's a lot of them and they're all at once and you can make a lot of friends in one given time when given meeting sookie talk a little bit about how you're managing your relationships and your relationships in kind of this new community that you oversee and and how that kind of paxton's because i think a lot of times when people want to build a community they don't recognize how much relational intelligence they're gonna have to have now they're gonna have to regulate how they decided to let people into their lives in what it looks like for that to be work related purpose driven or just because you connect with another. Could you talk a bit about just the relationship aspect leading community where the house. Okay well i think i think a lot about people who are like my best friends and my family like the inner core and then i have friends who care about my hidden reason secrets that i am paying for. You know really really good advice. And i would implement mentors in that circle and there's obviously kind of more Of you know really great acquaintances. That i really respect and admire. And then there's y'all who is from the internet you who painting on a regular basis and i think really making sure to keep the private joan and the professional general like i do. It's we think this happens more and more pre-coded if people would just come up to me conferences in honey or like say i already know you And it's it's like during the creepy both So i think just really staying true to myself who i am a home. You know here in my apartment And also who. I am on the stages. Es ragu are people exist but making sure to sleep foster that itself in addition to maintaining rowing this network of friendships and also had why any other people to learn network better to make those connections to believe in insult to reach out to people. They wanna reach up to next Curious i love talking to people. It's my happy place to meet people. But that's not everyone's happy place and respecting that also pushing manatees and my team to feel comfortable in saying you can get any room like the worst thing that you get assignments or no may as well pain them in seed. They're interested in in that
Texas officials say $29 million in electric bills to be forgiven
"Would open up eligibility for everybody. Wholesale electricity provider gritty plans to forgive $29 Million in bills that were accrued during last month's winter storm, plating level, explains. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that is part of Grady's bankruptcy filing. The company will release all outstanding payments for its Texas customers who were unable to pay extremely high electric bills that resulted from the storm tie. Williams of Arlington was stuck with a $17,000 bill and applauds the attorney general for holding gritty, accountable that's excellent nous. I think that's the right thing to do. Texas and gritty, also working in good faith to get money back to customers who already paid their bills.
Texas AG says retroactive power-price cut okay, passes constitutional code
"Attorney General Ken Paxton is giving the State Public Utilities Commission permission to retroactively adjust electricity prices. He published an opinion today saying that such a move would be constitutional based on the state Utilities code. Texas Senate passed a bill this week demanding the PUC redo prices after last month's winter storms and independent market monitor found that ERCOT artificially kept prices high during the storm and overbilled energy companies afterward.
Texas AG sues Austin for refusing to lift mask mandate
"Sue Travis County officials for overriding governor Abbotts order to not require mask sexes. Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Austin and Travis County officials over their decision to continue requiring mask wearing in public In a 25 page petition filed Thursday in Austin action as a state district judge to block Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Travis County Judge Andy Brown and City County Medical Director Mark S. Scott from Enforcing their mask mandate. Don Smith w B A P News as part of a multi million dollar partnership. Tarrant
Texas AG sues Austin for refusing to lift mask mandate
"Republicans in texas appear to be doing everything they can to sabotage the success of biden's roll out of the american rescue plan and the vaccine. And he's doing this. At the expense of the lives of texans both the texas ag and of course governor abbot now on wednesday texas attorney general. Ken paxton and indicted criminal by the way threatened to sue officials in austin and travis county if they did not lift local mask mandates. The announcement comes after governor. Greg abbott signed an executive order. Last week to lift the statewide mask mandate despite warnings from l. The ficials about that being incredibly stupid. The governor's executive order which took effect wednesday of this week. Also lifted capacity restrictions on the state's businesses at allowed local officials to impose mitigation strategies if hospitalizations due surge which they will but banned them from punishing residents who define mascot guidance and from limiting business capacity to less than fifty percent. Private businesses are still able to require masks on their premises but are no longer required to do so for the governor. Despite apps executive order ken paxton attorney general set in a letter wednesday that officials in the city of austin and the county that contains it stated that local orders requiring individuals to wear face masks while outside. Their homes will continue unabated. He addressed that letter to travis. County judge andy brown and austin mayor. Steve adler both of whom have said local mask. Mandates will remain in effect packs instead. The officials had until six pm wednesday to rescind any local mask. Mandates or business operating restrictions retract any related public statements and come into full compliance with the executive order quote otherwise on behalf of the state of texas. I will sue you. He said in response to paxton's letter mayor adler said he and brown would fight. Governor abbot an attorney general paxton's assault against doctors and data for as long as they possibly can
Twitter sues Texas attorney general, claiming retaliation for Trump ban
"Cbs news reports. Twitter suing texas attorney. General ken paxton in federal court following an investigation. The ag launched into twitter after band. President trump twitter alleges the ag is violating the first amendment by trying to punish the social network for exercising free speech rights over the content. It hosts
Samsung Launches 980 NVMe SSD that Combines Speed and Affordability
"Samsung announced a follow up to its nine. Seventy yvo solid state drive called the nine eighty the drive is an m v m e. m two three point drive and cost between fifty dollars for the two hundred fifty two hundred gigabyte model to one hundred and thirty dollars for the one terabyte version. This is samsung's i d ram less. Mvm e ssd it takes advantage of the host memory buffer feature in the n. m. e. specification instead which also brings the price down. Samsung says the nine hundred can achieve speeds of up to six times that of a saudi-based s. Cbs news reports. The twitter is suing texas attorney general. Ken paxton in federal court following an investigation. The attorney general launched into twitter after it banned former president trump twitter alleges the attorney general is violating the first amendment by trying to punish the social network for exercising free speech rights over the content hosts. Criollo is ten years old and in celebration. Google announced new tools coming to the platform. A feature called phone hub. Will you find an android phone from a chrome os device together with one. Click and check. Your phone's battery. Life wifi sink. Lets you automatically connect to wi fi networks that your android phone. It's nearby share. Lets you easily share. Files between chrome os in android devices without needing an internet connection. Cremona screen reader is getting improved controls and clipboard can now store up to five things apple released. Ios fourteen four dot one an important security update to address a web. Kit vulnerability update aims to prevent code execution in safari and third party browser. So go do that right away. Apple also released a preliminary update from its women's health study team at harvard chan school of public health. The study of ten thousand participants in the research found that menstrual cycle symptoms included some that are less commonly known or disgust such as gastric issues and sleep changes. This kind of data can help. Researchers better understand various health conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome infertility and menopause amazon is expanding its amazon one technology which lets customers pay inside a store by scanning their palms to identify themselves expanding to more stores in the greater seattle area. It's now available. In amazon. Forced star store in lynwood and in the coming weeks and amazon books store and bellevue. And it's forced our and pop up stores in south lake. Union amazon says twelve of its physical stores will soon feature the technology will give you a dollar if you take a picture of yourself with palm pilot trying to use it to log in at one of those games all right. Let's a little more about what's going on with the european union. Your opinion union has pledged more than one hundred fifty billion dollars to develop next-generation tech industries as part of its two trillion economic recovery package. The plan sets goal for europe to produce at least twenty percent of the world's semiconductors by value to twenty by value by twenty thirty. So got a little under ten years to double it. Last year produced ten percents. The biggest european chip companies are infineon and an x. P. which make chips for automotive and industrial customers a snl in the netherlands makes equipment used for chip-making plants taiwan in the us or leaders in the space but companies like tsmc and intel europe has had success encouraging domestic industry before with airbus gsm technology but domestic tech self reliance is becoming a trend last month. The us launched a review of supply chain disruptions with references to encourage domestic production china built chip-making self reliance into its latest five-year plan as well
Twitter sues Texas AG, claiming retaliation for Trump ban
"I'm Julie Walker Twitter has filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claiming the Republican used his office to retaliate against it for banning the account of former president Donald Trump following the right at the U. S. capitol days after the deadly January right Paxton announced an investigation into Twitter and four other major tech companies for what he called the seemingly coordinated deep platforming of the president Twitter responded Monday with a federal lawsuit claiming Paxton is seeking to punish it for taking trump's account offline Twitter as well as the other companies Paxton targeted including Facebook apple Google and Amazon is a private firm so the first amendment does not apply to its decisions on what material to allow on its platform unlike the government Twitter is allowed to silence people I'm Julie Walker
Texas Energy Co-Op Files For Bankruptcy After Storm, High Bill
"Last week, the state's attorney general Ken Paxton, filed suit against one energy provider and the state's oldest electric cooperative filed for bankruptcy. Texas Public Radio's Paul Flab reports after 80 years, Brazos Electric Power Co operative is asking a court to shield it from creditors because of what it calls unfathomable storm events. Brazos owes $2.1 billion in energy costs for seven day period, The price of energy shot up more than 10,000% and stayed there for four days as power outages affected 4.5 million Texas homes. Concert being passed directly to consumers by Houston based energy company Gritty. The Texas attorney general sued the company over the residential bills. State grid managers also barred gritty from working in the state for non payment. I'm Paul Slavin, San Antonio New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is
"paxton" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Job didn't exist before or after the storm. Here's a guy running around pointing his finger at people related to a storm. Well and the other thing is you know. I spent hours even on the weekend dealing with the erc issues and talking to people all of the state. It's not like i didn't have a phone in my ipad. And i wasn't working on those issues while i was dealing with my other issues. My job is always very i. Don't just focus on one issue all the time But yeah i can tell you we spent. We spent many many many hours of it last week. Dealing with urquhot with the storm. My office is investigating a plan. That while i was in utah So like you just stop working. Because you're having other meetings in utah that's crazy with technology We can still do other issues. General paxton can you hold his hold with us for just a moment. I do want to talk about the storm and what we can expect Coming up all right. We will continue our conversation. Oh you know what. I went to break too early I'll tell you what we'll we'll go to break on time anyway. We're talking to attorney general. Ken paxton And we will by the way. Get back to your questions re related to urquhot the puc. What happened last week. The power grid. What went down. We'll talk to the attorney. General the state of texas about what his office will be doing coming up journal for the great state of texas. Ken paxton our guest. To.
"paxton" Discussed on Texas Take
"This is just stupid. it is all kind of stupid. isn't it the nba. The nba countered mark cuban's decision. They overruled him essentially and said that the national anthem per their policy at the at the nba needs to be played before every game. So they're gonna do that. And and cuban didn't take any issue with that again he said it wasn't some protests of the Of the national anthem. But here's part of why this matters remember. I said that this had something to do with the sports betting legislation which a lot of people in texas really want to see happen. Patrick says he's very skeptical of that as you heard earlier Patrick said this stunt by cuban. That's his word. The stunt is going to undermine the push for sports betting because republicans will now not want to side with sports teams. Basically on anything after this stunt you think anybody is going to consider marches. Pull the rug out from every other sports team in texas With this stunt they were there are already people saying well. Why would i sports by. These are people. Don't even make people stand for the flag. Why am i gonna do this again. Because it doesn't generate much money for texas and generate a lot of money for them so he is planning flag about that so to speak a lot going on there. Jeremy number one. He's really just dumping cold water over this whole expanded gambling Issue which we reported on a lot here as has been reported the The gambling interests are not giving up. They say that they're going to continue on with their push for expanded gambling. They're playing the long game. That's the way they put it where we can say about it. Yeah it's interesting because like a lot of states have gone to this sports betting you know almost fan duel type. You know allowing more book. Basically bookie type stuff happening tennessee. Just did this you know they were conservative state and that just kind of openness this door to everybody gone well. Let's do it everywhere. In the sports teams like particularly in the tennessee case the sports teams are you know the all the stats and the data comes straight from them to kind of cut out all the middlemen. And so you can see where places like the dallas cowboys and the dallas mavericks. You know would be involved in and patrick's right. They would make money off of this. This is a way for them to get some that revenue back for their. So here. I am agreeing with dan. Patrick a couple of fronts here and you go to sidelight but like you know. I'm kind of with them on the on the mark cuban thing it says you know what made cuban think this would be this social experiment. You wanna put in place given where we are as a nation right now..
"paxton" Discussed on Texas Take
"I was told and confirm this with several sources that at that. The lieutenant governor told republican senators that if they bill would result in a revenue increase for the state he would not oppose it and he was specifically apparently in. This meeting asked whether that included things like legalized pot or casinos or sports betting And the lieutenant governor apparently just repeated his comment that he would not oppose something if it had a positive fiscal meaning that it would make more money for the state. of course. patrick listens to every word. I say he is unhappy with my reporting on this issue. Just absolutely not true. I don't know where he got his sources. I found it interesting. Chad that the dallas morning news basically their sources said that. I was the guy holding up any gambling. Bill and scott said i was ready to let it go so i think it tells you all you need to know about sources. They hear what they wanna hear. Some people say what they want to say but didn't say it in fact here's something interesting jed the reason What scott said yesterday was so absolutely wrong was because when i every year people from casinos were sports gambling the sports teams every year. They come and they lobby to to pass a bill on something and every year. I tell them the same thing which is absolutely opposite. Again of what Scott believes the sources told him I tell them. Don't talk about revenues because the sports gaining for example that they're trying to push the teams trying to push the session chad that generates by their numbers one hundred and fifty million a year. Well chad when he tell you how much that pays for about budget. That's a lot of money but it pays for about a half a day of our total year. I'm not going to dwell on it. But it's not the first time that the lieutenant governor has misrepresented my reporting and then taking issue with what he says. I said that he said okay. So our sources you follow that. Our sources indicated that patrick had said two republican senators in private That he would not oppose bills with positive. Fiscal notes are basically meaning. He would be neutral on it if there was a proposal. That said that sports betting or casinos or basically or anything would make money for the state without having to raise taxes on texans then he would not oppose it right and this is not an insignificant difference What he told hasty was and he told. Mark davis later is that i had reported that he'd be all for it that he would support it. Which is different right now. Here's a key nuance. If the lieutenant governor is not opposed to something it can become the law in texas. He doesn't have to be for it right. Casinos can be built or not based on whether the lieutenant governor is neutral on something in the same interview with hasty. He said that if there were a certain number of senators if there was sufficient support in the senate for it. Then it'd be something that you would take a look at so he's still even in this interview German not taking it completely off the table. Now he talked and we'll see where that goes. I'm going to dwell on of that..
"paxton" Discussed on Texas Take
"On january six. You participate in the rally at latte of leave before the right. I was there. Yes i was there for a short speech that that was conducive to resolving things. Civilly as i am a grab a little following. Your lawsuit yeah. I'm a total believer. Our loss was done. But i'm a believer in free speech rights and the first amendment. I have no problem with people expressing their views even if they're different than mine but when the riot began. Did you have the opportunity to ask your based maybe stand down. I did my speech. Angela left after the speeches and we went and had lunch and people did what they did as it relates to the budget we their own state business or on campaign expensive. Did you spend one dollar state monies to be there. Your security transferred. I didn't spend money personnel security with me often. But i was there to also talk about 'em far. I wanted to make sure that that issue got resolved before. I left as we didn't have any more time so i had a state purpose But i didn't spend any purpose at rally no the next day. I had meetings at the white house to deal with them for to see if i could get that resolved before they. We ran out of time. That was That's how i spent most of my time. Paxton saying that. He had some government business while he was there in washington Germany that would make the short answer to whip myers a question. Yes they did spend tax dollars to take that trip right because they were there on state business as well now. I expect that kind of clash. He also talked with senator royce west. Houston dallas another democrat. Who really got into the weeds of the lawsuit to try to overturn election results in other states. And that's the kind of thing that i thought would happen. That's the kind of sparks. I expect to fly. Here's what i didn't expect. The republican chair of the finance committee. Jane nelson who as you know is a former schoolteacher. Yep that's she listen to the way she's talking to paxton if you had been a student and your teacher was speaking this way you would know you were in trouble. She raise the question about these raises. Two employees of paxton's that were just given out and the legislature was completely cut out of that process. It is of great concern to me. Senator paxton you know that. I'm not placed we. This committee has always considered significant pay raises for from agencies as a part of the budget process. We are very Judicious in for all agencies in money's been tight lightly and some are granted some art but we have an appropriations process for a reason and if every agency did what yours did general paxton. We wouldn't have a budget. We wouldn't even need a budget and it does not please me what that you know. We had a forty million dollar expenditure for raises. That lbj didn't approve. This legislature didn't approve. Nobody approved and it made me very very unhappy. Senator and so now you know..
"paxton" Discussed on Texas Take
"Jeremy hello sir. Oh very sad day for sure but it is yeah. Let me get to that in. Just a minute. said day were houston For sure but i wanna start with something a little different and i say a little different. Because i don't remember. Ken paxton general since he has been embroiled in one scandal after another Having to stand an answer a lot of questions about different scandals he's been involved in different issues has been involved in. But you know how to get attention. Jeremy threaten his budget apparently is so he appeared in front of the texas senate finance committee this week and actually had somebody asked me this question. They said did they have to subpoena him or what. How did they get him down there. And i think the person who asked that was just sort of you know somebody who's a casual observer of all this and they assume that because he's got so many legal issues he would have to be subpoenaed to be answering questions in front of a panel of lawmakers. but no that's not it at all The way to get the attention of someone who is the head of a state agency which he has he has about four thousand employees or so something like that the way to get their attention is to cut their budget. Bright which you had reported use cooped everybody on this The republican led legislature the texas senate in their base budget. They were cutting his budget requests. Significantly right yeah. Yeah they were clearly trying to send him a quiet message. You know this wasn't supposed to be played out publicly. You can tell because this was buried in the budget. I literally went page by page for the texas budget and saw this and said something's wrong here. What's going on here because you look at it. And they're cutting one hundred fifty five employees out of his budget which would knock him down to the lows number employees since he's been in office and like okay. That is not just a simple thing. This is gonna be like a real fight. A real question and i wondered how much publicly they would let this sink. Play out and it played out just in dramatic fashion now. I expected democrats to ask some pointed questions. Paxton filed suit against other states to try to overturn the election results. That was very controversial. He was also at that rally on january. Six washington right before the insurrection Senator john whitmire. Who's the dean of texas senate a democrat from houston asked about paxton being at that rally and whether any taxpayer dollars were spent to make that trip jopacks a you. Just open the door. As to one of the reasons you filed your federal lawsuit challenging pennsylvania. Another's was that our forefathers wanted to be done civilly so he provided the opportunity for you to file a lawsuit.
"paxton" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"False teeth. Guns hydraulic presses and rubber goods. Made by goodyear exhibitors from france. The united states turkey russia and egypt attended and even the coin or diamond was on display. The expo ran until october eleventh of eighteen fifty one and there was a big closing ceremony on october fifteenth and everyone agreed that the show had been a huge success and it actually did turn a nice profit and more than six million visitors had attended during the time that the expo is open as a consequence of all of this success. Joseph paxton was knighted in that same year for his work on the project because the crystal palace had been such a success. It inspired other exhibitions to house. Their shows and glass conservatories. This included the cork exhibition of eighteen. Fifty to the new york city exposition of eighteen fifty three and the paris exhibition of eighteen. Fifty five as well as others so having a big glass exhibit hall was a thing. Now yeah because it was so cool and unique and Really beautiful it was cool and unique until everyone is doing it until it became hot and popular But once the expo was over paxton really yearn to preserve the exhibit hall. As did the public. I think there was a sense of. We really have to take it down now And while it did have to be moved from its spot in hyde park The good news was that because of its prefab design we could be reassembled elsewhere. There were a whole lot of battles along the way but paxton managed to set up the crystal palace company under a royal charter and with the help of a bunch of other wealthy gentlemen who were willing to fund the moving project and serve as its directors in august eighteen fifty to the reconstruction started on the crystal palace in its new home. This was sitting him hill which was in south east. London and the rebuilt palace opened in june of eighteen fifty. Four there were Some structural changes to it didn't go together exactly the way it had been for the expo but it was pretty close They've kind of switch some things around. I think to match the new footprint. It wasn't that they got to the end where to go. Have a piece leftover though. And in its new incarnation. The crystal palace became What many people call the world's first theme park it had more than two million visitors each year And they enjoyed educational exhibits. There were like museum style setups. There was a roller coaster. There there is live entertainment. There were cricket matches And they even put in a prehistoric dinosaur swamp which i kind of love And it's worth keeping in mind that the existence of dinosaurs while there had been some fossil record for a long time before that they really hit only put together the concept of what dinosaurs were a few decades before this so they were working from very early ideas of dinosaurs. The crystal palace park was even popular with royalty. Surprising queen victoria and prince. Albert visited on a regular basis and kings queens. Shaw's sultans in all kinds of other rulers from all over the world visited as well and as a random and very highly specific interest..
"paxton" Discussed on Switch4Good
"Yeah. No, it's true. It's true. Now Pete has been to over seven hundred puppymills and he's gone undercover in scores of Commercial Kennels Factory Farms kitten mills fisheries all to bring abusers to justice. His work has been key and encouraging several states to ban dog and cat sales and pet stores clean California, and it is also helped end the illegal practice of selling pets to labs for experimentation I. Bet a lot of people didn't know that that when their pets disappeared that they might have been sent to a lab to be cut open by experimenters and kept in. A cage, the rest of their lives. He's written a book called rescue dogs, which is amazing. It recounts his experiences and undercover investigator. Yes. But the also educates readers in this book on how to be a responsible pet parrot no matter the pet you get and he also talks about adopting not shopping and we're GonNa talk about that today because a Lotta people think oh By a pet because I don't WanNa get an adopted animal, they might be you know have a lot of quote unquote problems but no pete convinces you in this book that that is. Definitely. A wrong thinking that actually adopting is the way to go. So now he also has this new investigation which we're going to also be disc- discussing today, which is quite shocking and it's just been released about the dairy industry. So it's perfect for us. So Pete Paxton thank you for all the work you've done and welcome to the switch for good podcast. Thank you. It is an honor to be on here I really appreciate it. It's a real honor to have you. Can we start off with your first case nineteen years ago? You brought down the notorious CDC Baird. Who is a be dealer who was selling dogs Pets to. Specifically dogs to vet schools and labs, and this your your efforts in this investigation became a very, very successful HBO documentary called Dealing Dogs which you can actually see online now and What led you to this very first investigation where you investigated baird a class B dealer. Will so I. Did that for a group called last chance for animals they had been trying to hit that target for years and years and. I had just started rights on this young. Guy. It'd be an investigator. Sounds Great. And I was learning to do mobile surveillance and doing some sedentary surveillance and you know that kind of thing. We went to check out that place we surveyed the target. You know we we. We saw the facility like we we located a trench where dog bodies had been dumped and I'll spare your listeners some of the more gruesome details, but there was evidence that certainly there was a. There was abuse going on. And the thing that. I would really love for you to share and you could just we can. Just you can always say before here comes some graphic and people confess for sure eight. Okay I mean we only are living through what we think of in our head which make be completely incorrect. God should it will. So what we saw was a you know we see this facility, which is this massive Kennel where everything is blocked from view. From Martin grow already a tiny road in a small town in the ozarks of Arkansas even just going down that road you can't see anything right and so we're looking at these covered Kennels at the on the and we're on the back of the property. We see this trench that they've dug and we Gobert his massive trench, it is filled with trash. In. It's filled with a dog bodies and many of the Dodd bodies are cut open and some of their wagons out and there's a table sitting next to the trench. It is covered in blood and it has a bloody knife on it. So we're trying to figure out what the hell that means or what's going on. So I went down into the trench. and. I was trying to go through the bodies in skating them looking for chips because we knew some of them were stolen pets. But they all started collecting trash. They were throwing away the USDA tags with the bodies which is legal collected those. And all the paperwork I could find. So we get back to a hotel room and we're sifting through all of this, you know this dirty and bloodstain trash. And what we saw was that there were these forms, the called CBI's certificates of veterinary inspection. You have a dog and you want that dog to cross state. Line. To have CV that's that's the law. Will these dogs at this target were being sold to research labs all across the country so they had to have a CPI for each one the Pi Steve Garrett that I was with. He's the reason the whole case happened we're in this hotel room we're looking at him were set were spreading them out on on a table and he says man every the it says that a vet looked at their eyes nose ear skin every mouth every inch of the dogs. He goes. There's no way of vet is looking at this many dogs being sending out dozens a week, and he said I can tell just by looking at them that a vet signed them all at the same time. So I think what's happening is that event is pre signing them and then they're filling out the forms. And I said, okay we'll would what we did and he said, well, we know we're a put together a plan and I I went back home and then one day Steve called me he goes you know. So here's the thing is I. Don't think surveillance is GonNa cut it I. Think You Gotta We gotta do something else you're GonNa you'RE GONNA have to go to Arkansas said okay. Yeah. I'll do it I'll. Go out to Arkansas okay. You're going to have to get ready you're GONNA have to find a place to live you're going to have to get ready to establish yourself in the environment I did not realize That I. Just agreed to going undercover into this facility and there's no is going to back out at that point. So and so the goal of it, which the HBO documentary about that case called dealing dogs focuses on the animal cruelty in a civilised important it because at also reveals the USDA corruption that allowed this target to operate like this right but the the reason that I was there for so long was because I was waiting for an opportunity to find those CBI's because we knew that every single form that I found that was blank and pre signed. That was going to be fraud that was going to be a federal offence, which is why we were giving evidence directly to the US Attorney's office and it took. Almost five months before I was able to get access to the owners of that facility and Patsy Baird, and I could see in the top right corner of patchy desk, a stack of those CD is and I could fumble through them and see that they were pre signed and they're empty and I just started snapping pictures and that was what ultimately led to the target getting boxed. Wow. And Can you tell us a little bit about how you even got to be hooked up with Steve Garrett you had wanted to be in the FBI right? Yes. So originally that was my goal was that I thought okay I I I I was already a vegetarian and I was thinking like, what is it that I wanna do in the world that would really help out I thought what if I maybe if I go into some kind of law enforcement I can do something really good to try and help out the world, and so it was looking into every aspect of law enforcement that exists and I looked at the FBI and I saw they had this unit called the serial killer child abduction unit and everybody knows what that is now a back then in the nineties, nobody knew what that was. And There was a book that came out from one of the people that had founded the unit and the book was called Mindhunter and the author Douglas. He explains.
"paxton" Discussed on Breakfast Leadership
"And if the ducks came by, and we weren't home, they would crap all over our porch, so my dad would. My Dad would have to hose off. It's like hold on I gotTa hose off the porch before we can go in because they would just ducked shit everywhere, so it's. So every time they see the ducks I I love Adam and I can't going..
"paxton" Discussed on Breakfast Leadership
"Something different in order to. Get, past all the nightmares for one, and that could lead to some significant health concerns. If you don't get restful sleep over time, your body ends up using all of us energy to repair the damage of not getting enough restful sleep, which then mitigates the or creates the opportunities were certain ailments and bugs and. Chronic diseases can sneak in because your body isn't repairing itself overtime. So I commend you for for catching it and and and being. Brave enough to walk away from what you said is a dream position a dream career because you put yourself first, and that's brave, and that takes a lot of courage, but. I command. I commend you for doing that because it's not an easy decision. I know it wasn't in for many people. The they kind of say you know what I'm. I'm just going to ride it out. It'll get better and it never does. Just doesn't. Humans play these dangerous games of ice should, and I'll be happy when you know all of these things and they just. They lead to a life full of regret. You know and I committed to myself in one I. Just kind of Said are I if not now then when? And what if I just give myself a year to just go and see where this leads me what what doors portals it opens and invest in the possibility of my future south. And I think even more importantly in the how I think as a marketer. What really struck me and I did a lot of deep work on this Kinda got deeper and deeper into my sabbatical. What really struck me is what if Shelly? Paxton is the most iconic brand I could ever represent. And! It really reframed my thinking because I had spent my entire career. You know in the shadows of very proudly in the shadows of supporting these huge brands all around the world, and really Kinda sublimating my own, and so that led to deeper work, which led to an epiphany for me, and maybe this'll be helpful for anybody. Listening I realized that I had been living my. My Entire Life, rebelling or most of my Life I. She'd say rebelling against. There's a reason why the subtitle of my book is called. A corporate rebels guide to finding your Best Life I. Came I shot out of the womb like kicking and screaming and rebelling against my parents and tradition religion in thirty. You name it right. The list was long and the Tiffany for me. As I went on this journey. Is that the real power in being a rebel and awakening that rebel within is rebelling four. An concept. It just was a radical shift for me, and it's how I live my life and run my businesses and coach, other people I'm basically. I'm challenging everyone to rebel for who you are. What you believe in and the impact that you WanNa have in the world, and that is a superpower. My I think my favorite line from the entire book is authenticity is the truest form of rebellion. And when I landed on, that just came through me, I was like that's it like that is my bumper sticker for.
"paxton" Discussed on Breakfast Leadership
"Leadership podcast boundaries burnout. You make the choice. Here's euros to Michael Savage. Welcome back. I've got Shelly Paxton online shelley. How are you I am very good? How are you I? Am Great? We're GONNA. Talk about being the chief soul officer of your life, and I know that it's going to raise the eyebrows of many asking. What in the world does that mean so tell us a little bit about your back story in in for a lot of friends and family that listen to my show and. Colleagues across the globe. We may even talk about you. Know Hogs a little bit in this episode and I'm not talking about pigs, but uh, so tell us about your back story in the work that you're doing now. Right so many back story I come out of the corporate world. I spent twenty six years as an advertising and marketing executive. I was I had the good fortune to Stewart amazing brands from McDonalds visa to a awhile to most recently Harley. Davidson, hence, the HOG drink for instance. In Yeah, I spent. A spent the last six and a half years of my corporate career was as the chief marketing officer of. Harley Davidson incredible. You know it's sort of. It's. It's such an honor to have been part of the story of these iconic brands, and yet I realized as I kind kinda climb to the top, and I had incredible success, and I had a lot of good fortune along the way that I was ticking all the boxes of success on the outside, but it was fueling empty on the inside, so I won't even go as far as to say I was feeling a little bit emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt and I. Kept asking myself the question. Wake up in the morning and wonder like how could work for this incredible iconic brand that people tattoo all over their bodies, and it's not fueling the I don't feel fulfilled and backed. I. Kinda give up with the term is that I don't feel success full I feel success empty and I kept asking I. Felt this question like is this. There is like you get to the top I'm in 'em in a you know one of the sexiest coolest rules in marketing people would give their limbs to be in this job in yet I just wasn't. I wasn't feeling IT I. I wasn't feeling like this was my collie and so ultimately what ended up happening as you know as these things do like we know, we're sort of out of alignment with ourselves. That little voice inside of us if we're not connected to it like it, whispers to us, and then shouts, and then it just takes a two by four to the solar plexus that you apt to listen and. That's what ultimately happened to me. In my final year at Harley was really clear like I was I was no mean I was busy myself to adopt I was approaching. Burn out and I. Just wasn't I was pretending not to know that there was something wrong and I wasn't you know on my own? You know Dream Pass if you will and so I had a a nightmare at come, visit me five nights a week..
"paxton" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"Can't always lettuce makes it okay to hang crippled sales to death right right. It's just it's absurd. Yeah but so. That's what I call it. A culture sure of cruelty where you have a community that is. They're so used to this. That you know who the hell is this person to come here and tell us how to do this. This is just how we do things right now and and and and and if if you if you wonder how like like when you Z.. Dealing dogs indefinite factory farm. and You wonder. How the hell can someone do this? These animals there's a there's a there's a couple of elements to that and it doesn't matter if you're talking about dogs you're talk about chickens or whatever part of it is just the stress of the work environment and man. I mean you know if you've worked on a farm if you've worked at a slaughterhouse you know but it's it is work that is so it pushes you for me. What I founded what other investigators have found? Is that you know it. The industry wants to take people that work in animal agriculture and they want to just treat them like machines and not people. You know if you're if you're willpower won't carry you pass this point. You think your body is capable of you. Just don't make it and it is absolutely hell And then you combine that with the fact act that you know. I think I could be mistaken but doesn't State Department say that about half the agricultural workforce in the US is undocumented headed by a in my personal experience. I would say it's about ninety percent. I mean naturally of course the State Department statistics on undocumented workers is not going to be accurate. I'm because right in sort of implied with the With the entire term of undocumented worker you know again we're speaking with Pete Paxton author of rescue askew dogs check out this book This is a super important topic in a conversation. That isn't had enough in this country. So when it comes to factory farms I you know. I'm I'm a meat eater. I'm just as guilty as anyone else. But I despise fact reforms have killed the American farmer and they've devastated local communities specifically in my home state of Wisconsin They've devastated devastated family farms. Oh Yeah I've I've done a undercover case in Wisconsin at a dairy. Yeah so is that where it starts the fact of the USDA SDA is in charge of our factory farms also in charge of our puppymills. It do you feel like that is the is that the sort of cornerstone of our culture when it comes to animal animal rights Specifically abuses in this case is the rise of the fact reform. And can you give a little insight. Into how the hell did we get here. Okay That is what is responsible for so much cruelty but I I have. I have something to to say. This is not going to be easy to here and I can give you all the terrible examples that you'd like and I'm I'm sorry this is the truth but it's not the factory system that causes the cruelty I have I have worked at a dairy that had two hundred cows and I saw at least as bad if not worse cruelty than I saw at a dairy I worked at that. had eleven thousand cows not I I have we discussed in In rescue dogs in a story called Emma that A puppy mill that I went to where they literally invite you out to the puppy mill. It's it's this really sweet couple. The runs it. They're very nice people. the dogs have a lot more space than you'd see at a normal puppy mill and a dog that I got out of there m Who wouldn't breathe for them? Her she had to have over twenty teeth pulled because she was only three years old. We'll Chihuahua but she had over twenty people that were that were rotten in her head that the infection had gone through her skull tour nasal cavity and had caused a heart Arrhythmia and and a a rescue of all places Pug hug rescue of New England took her and found a permanent home for it right but even the smallest littlest places get caught up in in using animals for for for profit. Well how does that. I'm just saying no one wakes up in the morning. No one wakes up at any point in their life and it's like today today's the day abuse animals like like growing right as far as the culture. You you're there you're you're experiencing and culture. You're feeling the emotion you're feeling the energy you're meeting the people what is the catalyst for the abuse it do. They start to loathe the animals because the animals most represent their job which is something that they don't want to be doing they represent work and so they just start to low the animal. I'm just wondering how do people get to the time like at what. What point are you looking at an animal hanging injuries like Tuesday? You know actually I can jump in here and I. I shot some footage with my ex girlfriend for a little documentary about slaughter houses and we actually went to her house in Bushwick and so they have all these cages in the chickens are just crammed you can see their legs popping out the side of the cages. Their heads are popping up because there are so many in one cage and there were so many in one particular cage that one actually it's body popped Out of the cage because there were so many crammed in there the chicken hits the factory floor. It's the the slaughterhouse floor and immediately starts running towards the exit towards the sunlight in light. I see the chicken Louis. C. Chicken look up at the sky in sort of wonderment and then a One of the factory workers very tired looking guy. WHOA WHOA trots out to the to the chicken picks it up by its neck and just slams its body against the floor of the of the slaughterhouse killing immediately but it was so bright routine gene so tiresome for the the work it just he was just completely dead eyed about it because I think if you do work in these these long arduous juice very depressing conditions the chickens really do become the animal the livestock the dogs they become a commodity writer like anything else like a bottle of wine on a shelf? You don't smash a bottle of wants to show you that. Yes you treat you actually you would treat a bottle right and some of these animals but I think there is something about it. Yeah to the conditions. Create a dehumanize version of yourself where you're treating living things as if they are what what you know a bale of hay and perhaps you can you can attest to this than also so the people the workers themselves are also they're not being treated like kings either. Oh no they're thanks very terrible. Yeah but You Know Travis your thousand percent right on that in fact if let's just say I was to train you to go undercover into factory. Farmers Armor. Slaughterhouse or a puppy mill. And you were. You know like if you're nervous and you're like Oh man like if I start seeing this terrible stuff. How long is it GonNa take me to get desensitized? You can get past it and the honest answer less than a day. You'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA be so enamored was so much violence that's going to hit your senses so hard that that all of a sudden you're just dumb to it right away when you were when you were undercover. You're a Vegan. I'm also I also don't eat me but you eight me and you did everything that was expected elected of you. You worked at McDonalds to pay for your living situation. You did all these things that really were like a double agent right in Miss Situation. Who's incredible but and then you you would witness animals being tortured and murdered brutally and you just really did just have to watch it and not bat an eye because even a drop of sweat that would give you away would would blow your cover in some of these guys would literally blow you away right? It'd be like the movie total. Recall when the dude sweats and he realizes it's not the dream and then you get a boat in your brain exactly. Yeah but that's that's right. Travis is right this is life and death. This was like you would have been you would have been brought to the backfield and buried along with the cows. Yeah yeah it was on that On that case especially you know on that on that first case I remember there was a guy there. This Guy Richard he would walk around with a twenty two pistol in a quick draw holster and It was always. There's something off about Richard The other two guys that I worked closely with was cleared. They had some kind of a drug issue Shortly after I left Richard was arrested because he at least what the. US Attorney's office told me was that he he was drinking while on. His medication. Found out his girlfriend was cheating on him and so while he was high he kidnapped her at gunpoint took her to the boyfriend's house and just started unloading his pistol in the house until the cops showed up. You know It's I got the vibe off of him. I just you know that that that something like that was the case. That just hasn't happened yet. And so Yeah that was That was that was a very real concern is And and and what. It was realistically what I was realistically worried about was that there was a lot of heat on that target so they were suspicious of me and add to try quite a shake that he more than once and I thought you know if they find out who I am they see a wire something goes on. They're gonNA WANNA stop me and I'm not GonNa let him stop me. I knew for a fact that the local police couldn't be trusted while reporting to the US Attorney's office we were specifically keeping the entire the case away from local law enforcement. And I thought you know I'm a I'm but it's GONNA get physical to leave and I'm GonNa be outnumbered and it's GonNa get and these guys they don't think about the consequences of what they do. You know There's that's that's part of the you know you asked about. You know what people go through working at these places. And and the reason that that they're you know companies and individuals are able to get away with treating them so abysmally is because you have people that they're either undocumented were you know they have felony right and and and you can tell L. at times when you're working with someone and they're in otherwise smart controlled individual and you know that they just. They had a bad circumstance. And that's that's why they're there but man. Sometimes you work with these people that are like it's like you know I. I remember working working with a guy wants that. He's talking to me. He's quoting the Bible to me. He's telling me how I need to love. I need to look Jesus. And then he just snaps and someone says something to him and he's screaming screaming about how he's going to beat this guy's face in one more damn thing too many turns to me anyway. You gotTa love. Jesus may be part. And I'm like what the Hell's going on. Yeah right I will. I will say that you know for the all the danger that you go through. I think the exposes that you do and a lot of other people do in terms of like releasing documentaries about animal rights and exposing factory farming abuses. These are really important because there is really nothing being in the middle ground between the food you get at a grocery store or restaurant and the Super Far Away factory farming that is so remote so distant from the average person so what is in the middle ground there except for somebody like you saying. Here's what's really happening. And what what else can we. What else can we do to to create? You know to Those two points to the center and to that point you know. I think that we do live in an era where we are so separated from our our food. But let's talk about that so we're at were so we're at the mill stage The animals let's let's we got the puppy mills but let's talk about the slaughter houses..
"paxton" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"Or fact checkers just more more and better-quality fact checkers. The the lie is that we can't figure out what is truth in what is absolutely that is the life all right. We'll speaking of what's truth. And what is false. One of the things we we know is true. Is that the government's been spying on us for a very long time specifically using the Patriot Act. Of course. That's the post nine eleven law that gave the federal government. It basically gave the federal government sweeping surveillance and search powers and circumvented traditional law enforcement. Rules the Patriot Act was just allowed. You'd continue on The Democrats voted for it as well. This is a stopgap spending bill to fund the Government for the next three months Just ten Democrats defied the leadership to vote against the resolution. That was Tha Leib Alexandria. Cossio Cortes ianna Presley and Ilhan Omar This is according according to To leave she says I cannot in good conscience vote in favor of continuing resolution that that reauthorize unconstitutional mass surveillance authorities She goes on to say especially under a president who has just who has retweeted images of his opponents jailed and suggest anyone who disagrees with him. AM is criminal. LLC tweeted before the vote. Yeah that's going to be a no from me dog. Because that's the world we live in now also Some Republicans were against I it Justin Amash Massey was also against it. This is a strange van Diagram where you do have some tea party people you do have some Progressive people coming together together in both realizing that this is a gross gross attempt from the government to survey all the people of this country under the guise is of national security so the Patriot Act. Democrats supported at Republicans supported. A few on. Both sides of the line did not support it but it just got reauthorized and it needs needs to be talked about more that one time that I hear about this There was no national conversation about the Patriot Act. It was never supposed to be here forever and the fact that they slammed it into this stopgap spending bill to fund the Government for the next few months is absolutely disgusting and it's also further proof that they know the house controversial. How Sketchy Jay? How unconstitutional Patriot? Act is that's why they slam it in and these are. This is a pork when when we talk about like Bills that are full of pork in in this case This little piggy is defying the constitution of the United States and the fact that the Democrats went along with it again is why so many people have such mistrust in the two-party you party system that we have right now because both sides at the end of the day are still doing their damndest to erode our national freedoms and to a road our constitutional rights so the the Patriot Act The fact that it just past again without a national conversation and I just think is disgusting. I mean it was the it was the ten Democrats in the and then a few Freedom Caucus Republicans That got the I mean. The Nice thing is the Patriot. Act is bringing together to to different extremes on both sides I mean it shows that the Patriot Act is now normal. It's cal culture culture the how you start a boil with lobster and at a very low temperature and bring it up to a high temperature so you don't notice that you're boiling. Obviously the junior congress people people are the ones that are saying. Wait a minute actually. This is extremely fucked up. It's like when you're in a dystopia movie where they're just like very normally talking about some weird weird thing like Oh. Those are the lactation machines that extract milk from your body as you wrote to the bus. It's just like a normal part of the landscape the Patriot Act for these people. It really is man. We've been slowly boiling frogs for a long time. Key provisions of the Patriot Act were set to expire on December fifteenth including section to fifteen. Now that is the the legal underpinnings of the call. Detail records program exposed in the very first Edward snowden leaked. This is according to Representative Justin. Amash a he says it's surreal. Ammash is an independent. He left the Republican Party. He does not like Donald Trump. Republicans have decried Faiza abuse against the president and his aides. He said referring to the Foreign Intelligence Agent Surveillance Act. The Democrats have highlighted trump's abusive his executive powers yet they're teaming up to extend the administration's authority to warrantless -ly gather data on on American so both sides in this case other than a few on within both parties are just completely wrong and it's a reminder that we are up against something that is bigger than we imagine The fact that the house just was able to pass this. This is obviously a house situation because of course the house controls the purse. Yes the the fact they were able to just push this through. No national conversation bipartisan. It is completely under gus. Trade Act is here to stay for another until March when they do it again but until they just do it again today forever. This is very much like the dead. I'd Slaughterhouse Workers We talk about in this upcoming interview review with with Peter Paxton You know where you just sort of like. You're you're inundated overwhelmed by your work that you just let it wash over you and this is according to representative Bobby Rush of Illinois says although I do have serious concerns with reauthorizing section to fifteen he goes on to say we must focus on the bigger picture here in late. October rust signed a letter co authored by Representative Rashida to leave and Earl Blumenauer which read we will not support any legislation that extends section to fifteen sunset date if it fails to contain robust reforms. That protect innocent people from unjust surveillance on Monday night amash submitted amendment to the Strip to strip the the Patriot Act language from the budget. Bill but the amendment was blocked by Democrats on the rules. Committee so by tucking the measure into a must pass bill. Nancy Pelosi forced many of the members who oppose the Patriot. Act To vote in favor of its extension and if you are run door wondering bobby rush indeed He ended up voting in favor of the extension because it was in a bill. That was a must pass. Bill this is this is disgusting. This is a this is why the American people feel L. as if they are completely screwed and bent over the table when it comes to our government just doing whatever the hell they want to do to us and with us just sitting here you know looking like a bunch buffoons worrying about what Donald Trump just tweeted five seconds ago as opposed to being concerned with our civil liberties now not just being eroded but now as as this is Travis said calcified into our public conscious. This is just like the pay. This was not the way it was. And it's not the way it has to be but it is but it is and and that's why when you create legislation like the Patriot Act when you act in a way that is in response to something something tragic as nine eleven but the problem is the response to something tragic as nine eleven is never rolled back they always the more power the government can have the more power they will always keep and when we when we when we talk about data collection. We often talk about it in the context of social media as we were talking about with facebook the government is also also doing it. And that's exactly why. FACEBOOK is also selling our data to the government for for targeted marketing targeted campaigns. And now of course under the guise of from national security. The government extends the Patriot Act which needs to go the way of the dinosaur trust. No one it's just in you know this is just another example of you know. Yeah you're damned if you do damned if you don't and more than I you know it's funny talking to Marcus about this. He's just like the the more that I'm the longer that this charade of democracy goes on the more that I kinda just want Bernie Sanders. Yes court will you know. That's what that's what. But that's all that yes what he's hitting on that level of anger we need a reset and that's why we talked about on last week's episode with Obama being like they don't want change. They don't want drastic rustic change. It's like yeah we actually do. We actually do. I think people really really do and I think this is why this this election is important. It's because because we now know that this is we have to strike while the iron is hot you know like the we cannot go back to status quo because guess what status quo leads to trump and so we have to that we have to do a huge reset. We have to. We have to bend in a different direction. While the the metal steel still very hot ridiculous absolutely ridiculous and the fact. I don't now I mean. Let me know if you guys have heard this before. Because I saw it on very very few amount of websites and The Progressive Caucus went along with it for the most part. And it's just. It's horrible horrible. All right well. Speaking of horrible. What episode we have today? Yes this Guy Pete Paxton. He is incredible. He is the author of rescue dogs. He also S. two documentaries out on. Hbo Death on a Factory Farm. And you lean dawn dealing dogs so we talk with him about yeah again factory farms and we talked with him about Animal Rights and how we can learn more about the problem so that we can be part of the solution so enjoy this interview with Pete Paxton and now it's diaper interview with animal rights activist and author of rescue dogs. Pete Paxton is with us. Thank you so much for being on the show-piece thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I have to say before anything. I just got word that I would. My girlfriend wants you all to know that she she is your biggest fan and that she goat she literally goes to sleep at night with earphones in listening to stories about serial killers. Malians from your podcast. Well Buddy you gotta be careful. Make sure all the antifreeze in the garage is stocked full. Because if you start getting gatorade and it's it's a little bit sweeter than it usually is. She's trying to kill you my friend okay right absolutely careful. We'll tell her. Thank you very much for listening listening. We really appreciate that. Oh yeah she's both excited and and Envious that I get to be on. Yes alright we did it well so both of your lives lives are Kinda like steeped in the macabre than because your daily life is witnessing the most some of the most horrific images I've ever seen put onto film. Yes for those that don't know so what Pete does is he goes undercover to puppy mills. he exposes a lot of the human human rights and animal animal rights abuses. That happened in these puppy mills. So let's just start by painting the picture before we really get in depth here on animal abuse in the systemic animal abuse. That happens all over this country Specifically in this country we'll be focusing on mostly. How big is the puppy mill industry? What are we talking about here How many running? Millions and millions of dollars is this industry. Oh man that is a good question. I it's hard to say. How many millions of dollars or so? What you have is you have about? Two million puppies are bred and sold for Pepsi Year. Right out of about give or take ten thousand puppy mills that are in the country. But that's that's difficult to pin down that number because some are federally licensed summer not someone completely off the radar And when when you're talking about a puppy mill puppy they're going to sell for generally around fifteen hundred two thousand dollars at a pet store. You want to.
"paxton" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Scott service, whose give it a contract extension. So one of the the question now because the Mariners traded to your player, Maxine it went to year player James Paxton is what's going to come next? And I think at least publicly there have been sort of mixed messages on how far the Mariners are going to go. But you could at least I think Jerry DiPoto based on some tweets, the ideas to kind of reset and hope to be competitive and say twenty twenty twenty twenty one and many teams have have shifted their windows forward or backward. I guess I don't really know what their perspective is. But one of the things that those teams tend to have in common is that they have good young players. And what the Mariners have is what was at least a week ago. Baseball's worst farm system. Now, it's a it's a little better because they got three players from from the Yankees. But does it feel to you like if the Mariners were to stop here where if they were to say trade jeans Agora ordeal, Gordon, but heat Matana girl, keep Margaret Gonzales? Keep Ed India's. Does it feel like the mayor does trying to skip a stepper or do you think that they can thread the needle? Where they in twenty eighteen they tried to thread a different needle in. And couldn't succeed. It feels a little like skipping step. I mean, I think the pitching is gonna be a problem until we feel like it's not which is a dumb way of saying that. But you know, like, you said they have weighed the blank Michalik for like another year Rasmo Ramirez, gone. Like, you know, they don't have. They don't have talent in the high minors. That is obviously going to slot into those innings in two years. And so I think that we hopefully are seeing the results of an incomplete project that will start to fill in in the next couple of months in over the course of next season. I mean, they have said that they're holding onto Edwin as I think that that will prove to be not true if I had to hazard, a guess that either in short order or around the deadline next year that like he will be flipped for some, you know, something remaining full they'll hold onto Haniger, and as well, they should. But I mean, I think they still have pieces that they need to fill in to be anything like. A competing team. Those whole seem the most obvious glaring in the rotation. But you know, they're they're not they're not done by any means. And if they say, they are I think that they're misjudging exactly how far they have to go to compete, even at the wildcard level with some of the other authors that are out there in the AL. I mean, this team isn't going to be. I mean anything can happen in one game playoff. But like on paper this team doesn't be either of the Red Sox or Yankees, or as or raise probably and those are the teams that you expect are going to be in that conversation at least over the next year might shift a little by the time. The Mariners are actually competing again in earnest, but I don't think that they can be done. And and do what they want to. So Paxton is obviously one of the best inning. Printing starters in baseball over the past few years. She await I should interrupt you because I wanted to I was we should convene we should address. This. This is like a class. Ethic. Sports writers on television panel. This is like a Stephen Smith is James Paxton and ace going with that. I feel pretty. Penalties who's going to be who's gonna be affirmative who's going to be negative who's gonna be in the middle. I'm just the moderator. You're not gonna make me take the anti Paxton position against Jeff. Are you very rude? Okay. Let's let's all yell over this. Wins. Okay. So is his. James Paxton at ace ace is the word. I don't even know what. Are you? It's kind of like the hall of fame. Right. I saw there was a lot of a lot of bipolar Twitter feedback on this. I put my fingers had lend because good hell everybody else, and I much like with a hall of fame to whatever extent I care about the hall of fame, which is low. I am I'm a big holiday..
"paxton" Discussed on The MLB Show
"Yes. They finally gave him a podcast. It's called Milnes retorts about one movie villain each week. The first two that he chose to to talk about we're Hannibal Lecter and Regina George said, this podcast is definitely right up. My alley. I hope it's right up yours, but you're alive. If you're listening to this show is baseball. And that's what we're going to talk about was that cram in Ben lemberg right on the side of this. So I've joined as always by Ben Limburg, then ADA Hello. I'm doing well. And we're gonna talk about some transactions some player move been on the show today. But we have some player movement of our own sat. Cram has moved to Illinois and his microphone is not there yet. So he's joining us via telephone. Hello. So the reason Zach is joining us on telephone is there's finished trade, and he's afraid of my takes. So I'm going to introduce the trade ad Ned. I'll let Zach wind up and eventually Ben's gonna talk at some point on the show. But I don't know. I don't think he's a frayed of your takes. He wants to be here to to combat James Paxton slander, enter the world unopposed. Yeah. I can just play the neutral moderator here on ingredients already. All right. So the tree is James tax, our guest former Seattle Mariners left-hander to the New York Yankees for left handed pitching prospect Justice Sheffield outfield, prospect, Dom, Tom Williams, a former South Carolina Gamecocks and right handed pitcher, Eric Swanson, I guess Jack just take it away. I'll let you go first 'cause we have differing opinions on trade. Well, by the time people are listening to this episode. There will be a piece up on the ringer dot com. Which I call James Paxton, adopt ten pitcher in baseball. So I think the he's added a top ten pitcher, and you don't really need to go beyond that Paxton. Yes, there are some hostile demerits. He's older. He has an injury history. He's never won an award or made an all star team. But if you look at basically every underlying metric, ditch performance, either top ten pitcher and. Danke is needed one of those to compete with Boston Cleveland at Houston, and they got him. There's not much more you need to analyze beyond that, I think if we're going to say this is good trade for the. Or is there? So here's the thing. If you're operating from the premise that James Paxton is a top ten pitcher in baseball than obviously this is a steel for the Enke's, but nothing about he's never qualified for the title in six major league seasons..
"paxton" Discussed on Starting9
"But like to get a guy that can help win now in. It costs them, essentially, no money. So now, the Yankees can go out and still throw a ton of money at a Patrick Corbin or a kaikal whoever the hell they want. And all of a sudden like, yeah. I get Red Sox fans or Yang or Astros fans. Being all this doesn't scare us or whatever. That's fine. It doesn't have to scare you. But it can still be like a positive step forward. The Yankees in terms of filling out that rotation Katie sharp. Former colleague of mine tweeted this out yesterday pitchers with strikeout rate of thirty percent or better and a walk rate of seven percent or lower last year. Paxton Chris sale shirt server. Lander degrom Corbin. So what when he's out. Yeah. When he's out there throwing I mean as though said over five to six innings stretch, there aren't that many pitchers who have been more effective? No, do you think we've already seen his career high and innings pitched, which I think it was like one hundred sixty something last year was his career high as twenty nine season he's under team control for the. Next two years for New York. Does he a clips one hundred sixty innings with the eighties? I think he I think he can if he if he puts to get if he is if he is performing in those bursts in those five to six inning bursts. I've been see him. I see him gaining more ground or I see him gaining more leverage him getting a longer leash and them saying all right? You know, what I didn't lot of it honestly is predicated on how Severino performs because of Severino goes out there and can lead this staff that takes pressure on everybody else in that rotation. So of Severino is going out there and giving you seven inherently paxon's the guy who you just say. All right. Hey, can you follow that up with six strong? But Severino the one who's going out there scraping or five sweeping out six. Maybe now you look at Paxton and say, all right. We might need to get a little more out of you. Maybe you're the guy who could give us oh seven strong this year. And we kinda work around the other. Maybe that's the case. But I don't think that I just don't see baseball teams anymore. These days cultivating, the two hundred any workforce that got like I said the two hundred workhorse is now a Unicor..
"paxton" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Mayor's winning this game five to nothing but it's interesting now we're already have to reel to reel no hitters and say i'm gonna keep saying juno hitters i know there's been three but salman a and james paxton's no hitters are little more special because they didn't by themselves versus having to a fresh relievers come in and finish off the game yeah it's a little kind of little different categories that little differently please they do categories differently james paxton i mean the guy the guy was pushing lights out i mean it's ridiculous how well he was spotting all which is the lefthander i mean usually more of a kind of a ground ball strike out guy i mean he says remember this is the guy who were the the eagle land on him hidden i think it was in minnesota during opening day and he just let the letter kind of sugar off shoulder and he obviously got some help there's always a play there's always the one big play got diving playing center field from de gregorio has got a nice diving play by coca said kyle secret on the left field the left field line on third base and then also i mean that was a fast runner he got up and just toss it right across doubts that on the turf and was not even close and kept that kept that no hitter going as you can see that drying healy and paxton we're both pretty excited the first baseman healy he will cut that off the bounties like these jacked just absolutely check these i mean the thing is thing it's no hitters are not just yeah it's about the pitcher it's about obviously how nasty is how pitching but it's also a team effort i mean did you gregorious digress dee gordon d gordon there we go g gordon makes diving planes field maybe early in the game you don't realize how big it is but if this was like in the fourth inning but i think the.
"paxton" Discussed on FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
"Tons of people said that right we were all saying that we are actually right i mean he hit fifty nine but you know what i mean we were actually right on what now took freak in forever is eight years into his career stanton is and i'm not saying that we're ever going to get a two hundred inning season on a paxton but holy hell what's that gonna look like if it does come you know a buck 75 i'll take that as forty more innings so in shower leagues you take these guys all day in deeper colleagues i understand maybe be a little bit more cautious are certainly not stockpiling those sorts of guys and getting you know rich hail james paxton and then rose atlanta colors you don't get all three of them in your in your eighteen team mixed league and then wonder what the hell happened near pitching you know because unless you've got lucky and found every good break out on the wire you're probably in deep crap if you have that strategy but james paxton amin that the town is unquestioned and i've repeated a trillion times and i'll continue to especially as the game changes i'm going to take the elite skills even when health is the missing ingredient all the time all the time because we don't know enough about health are certainly we don't know it nearly as much as we think we do to know quote unquote.