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Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on The WOR Sports Zone with Pete McCarthy
"Not a totalitarian party at this face? How? How could you argue against The Democrats as an entity now that seeks total control. If they conjugate they don't have it yet are the same reason that they won't Go after Amy Cockney Barrett as some kind of secret serial rapist. It just wouldn't work. It's not there above it. They just couldn't pull it off is the reason that they can't Oh, are they won't yet push for their full totalitarian vision because they can't get away with it. That's why you've got Joe Biden. You see, that's the whole point. They have to keep on turning the dial up slowly. Oil that boil that frog slowly time. I want to go too fast. Let people know what's happened. The frog will hop out of the pot. If it gets too toasty in there. You gotta go slow. Biden is Essential for that plan, and that's what you will see. Happening right now. That's what you'll see going on it and in this conversation Tonight and into until election day. I mean, until we actually get to a place Where we see what the American people have decided. They're going to be putting forward this guy Joe Biden and telling you things about him that are irrelevant to what the country will go through if he's elected. And that's where there's a fundamental dishonesty to the Democrat Parties Project in the DNC is a fraud. It's not telling people what they're really going to get under a Biden presidency, and you even see some shades of this. You see this where he won't answer. Would you pack the Supreme Court would would you support A Democrat majority Senate getting rid of the filibuster entirely, so that means that you can 51 votes or even 50 50. If you've got a Democrat like Camilla Harris is vice president. Any legislation you want go through anything. Ban assault assault rifles nationally done easy. 50 votes, plus the plus the VP or 51 votes. Going to add Puerto Rico and D. C. Two senators each very small territories to get two senators each, but I know there are other small states but especially DC That means four Democrat senators locked in. You think you think they're going to do that? Just for fun? No, they have a plan here. They have a plan to make the Republican Party a historical Element in America that they want to make it an anachronism. Ah, throw back to an earlier time. You know it will be there but will be largely academic. It'll be the opposition that never actually gets to be in power on other countries that are democracies have this You look to our south in Mexico that the P R. I was the democratically elected party of Mexico for 70 years, folks. They were in power for 70 years. Democrats see that and think. Why can't we do that? Why can't we accomplish something similar and there's there's no real answer to it because they can They can, especially if they get The change to the filibuster because then they're going to push through an amnesty. So you're going to get elimination. The filibuster court packing on the Supreme Court, packing the Senate with statehood for D, C and Puerto Rico. Then Puerto Rico have to pay income tax. And All of this is meant to structurally shift. The political framework in America, far left. But they put Joe Biden and they didn't have the courage of their convictions to put Bernie Sanders Ford say what you will about burning. I've said a lot. Least the guy says what he is. At least he says. What he is. What the Democrats know the CNN Hollywood elite Live Democrats, they know. Too tough to fool Oh, hi, Owens and Floridians and and Pennsylvanians, too, too tough to fool them into thinking. That Bernie Sanders is in a democratic socialist who is going to ruin the healthcare system in this country and effectively take us closer and closer to bankruptcy. At a time when we're already spending way too much money and don't even get me started on that. No, it's too hard, so they're going to put forward Joe Biden. The guy that they can just create the narrative. They just they formulate the storyline. And and all he has to do is show up. And that's what you're seeing. Now. This is the show up candidacy. Actually, not even true. This is the exist and hide candidacy just even really show when he shows up for the debate. We think But the rest of it has just been the bare minimum. And that's really who Biden is biting is the bare minimum guy. He's the guy that you can't count on for anything other than what benefits him and it's safe and his obvious. There's no leadership. There's no good judgement or decision making. This guy's a a third tier intellect and 1/4 tier politician who was somehow A ah, a hair's breath away from being The president of United States. It's stunning, isn't it? At least that's the story line around Trump. He was an outsider. He was there to smash the system. He had different views. That was all true that all made sense. Have you thought that the cronyism the insider deals, the The corporate interests above all else ethos of of the federal government and Washington, D C. And the bureaucracy as well, if you thought that that was gross, bringing in Trump makes sense. You are getting what you vote for with Trump. And that's the fundamental difference with Biden. You're not getting what you vote for. They are presenting you with one thing and they're going to slip something else in as soon as they get past the process, it's all so slimy and dishonest. Just remember that as these two Combatants. Ideological warriors take the stage tonight. And hear what people say on their respective sides afterwards. Do I think that Trump is going to give the Trumpian equivalent of the funeral oration of Parrot, please. For dead Athenian soldiers. No. So I think that he's going to land some great shots on Joe Biden, who I believe has a glass jaw. I believe Joe Biden is a truly weak candidate. And all you have to do is expose these frauds these obvious shortcomings of talking about and it's gonna be a whole different ballgame for Joe Biden. We'll have to see.
Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million
"Johns Hopkins University, declaring the worldwide death toll from Cove in 19 topped one million greater than the population of Austin, Texas. In just the last two weeks, the national average of new coronavirus cases in the U. S jumped by more than 18%. Leading, Dr Anthony found you to say this on G M A right now. A baseline of 40,000 cases per day is not what you want to be. The ABC news analysis also found 33 States and Puerto Rico are seeing a rise in new coronavirus cases. The death rate is also going up in 10
Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on Buck Sexton
"That's over, something that realistically is, is a threat to a only a threat to a percentage of the population. And we've seen that there is a 99 per cent plus survival rate from this disease, so less than 1% of the population is at risk of dying from Cove it realistically. And look what they've done. Look what they've done to the country. Look what they have done. With these lockdowns with these draconian rules that they don't want to abide by themselves, but they want to make sure they ram it down your throat. What do you think they'll do when they're going to make the case that 100% of not just America, the world is at risk unless you listen to them. They have slid not just into a socialist ideology but into a totalitarian ideology. They just don't have the power to enact it yet, but if they could They would If they could get away with mandating what you Khun what you can say you know they would What you can and what you can worship. What religion? And religious beliefs you're allowed to hold. They would absolutely do that. Where you congrats. Who you congee with What business you could be in whether your business can operate. What kind of energy you use in your home. What kind of car you drive? What kind of food you eat? Good on the list. How are they? Not a totalitarian party at this face? How? How could you argue against The Democrats as an entity now that seeks total control. If they conjugate they don't have it yet are the same reason that they won't Go after Amy Cockney Barrett as some kind of secret serial rapist. It just wouldn't work is not there above it. They just couldn't pull it off is the reason that they can't Oh, are they won't yet push for their full totalitarian vision because they can't get away with it. That's why you got Joe Biden the That's the whole point. They have to keep on turning the dial up slowly. Boyle that boil that frog slowly. I want to go too fast. Let people know what's happened. The frog will hop out of the pot. If it gets too toasty in there. You gotta go slow. Biden is Essential for that plan, and that's what you will see. Happening right now. That's what you'll see going on. And in this conversation. Tonight and into until election day. I mean, until we actually get to a place Where we see what the American people have decided. They're going to be putting forward this guy Joe Biden and telling you things about him that are irrelevant to what the country will go through if he's elected. And that's why there's a fundamental dishonesty to the Democrat Parties Project in the DNC is a fraud. It's not telling people what they're really going to get under a Biden presidency, and you even see some shades of this. You see this when he won't answer Would you pack the Supreme Court? Would you support A Democrat majority Senate getting rid of the filibuster entirely, so that means that you can 51 votes or even 50 50. If you've got a Democrat like Camilla Harris is vice president. Any legislation you want go through anything. Ban assault assault rifles nationally done easy. 50 votes, plus the plus the VP or 51 votes going to add Puerto Rico and D. C. Two senators each very small territories to get two senators each, but I know there are other small states, but especially DC That means four Democrat senators locked in you think Do you think they're going to do that? Just for fun? No, they have a plan here. They have a plan to make the Republican Party a historical Element in America that they want to make it an anachronism, a throwback to an earlier time you know there will be there but will be largely academic. It'll be the opposition that never actually get to be in power on other countries that are Democracies have this Well, if you are south in Mexico, that the P R. I was the democratically elected party of Mexico for 70 years, folks. They were in power for 70 years. Democrats see that and think. Why can't we do that? Why can't we accomplish something similar, and there's no real answer to it because they can They can, especially if they get Thie change to the filibuster because then they're going to push through an amnesty. So you're going to get elimination of filibuster court packing on the Supreme Court, packing the Senate with statehood for D C and Puerto Rico Then Puerto Rico have to pay income tax. And All of this is meant to structurally shift. The political framework in America, far left. They put Joe Biden they didn't have the courage of their convictions to put Bernie Sanders for say what you will about burning. I've said a lot. Least the guy says what he is at least he says. What he is. But the Democrats know the CNN Hollywood elite Live Democrats, they know. Too tough to fool Ohio ends and Floridians and Pennsylvanians, too, too tough to fool them into thinking. That Bernie Sanders is in a democratic socialist who is going to ruin the healthcare system in this country and effectively take us closer and closer to bankruptcy. At a time when we're already spending way too much money and don't even get me started on that. No, it's too hard, so they're going to put forward Joe Biden. The guy that they can just create the narrative ages. They formulate the storyline. And and all he has to do show up. And that's what you're seeing. Now. This is the show up candidacy. Actually, not even true. This is the exists and hide candidacy even really show only shows up for the debate. We think But the rest of it has just been the bare minimum. And that's really the bidet is bite. It is the bare minimum guy. He's the guy that you can't count on for anything other than what benefits him and it's safe and his obvious. There's no leadership. There's no good judgment of decision making. This guy's a a third tier intellect and 1/4 year politician who was somehow A ah, a hair's breath away from being The president of United States. It's stunning, isn't it? At least that's the story line around Trump. He was an outsider. He was there to smash the system. He had different views. That was all true that all made sense. Have you thought that the cronyism the insider deals the, uh the corporate interests above all else ethos of the federal government and Washington, D C and the bureaucracy as well. If you thought that that was gross. Bringing in Trump makes sense. You're getting what you vote for with Trump. And that's the fundamental difference with Biden. You're not getting what you vote for. They are presenting you with one thing and they're going to slip something else in as soon as they get past the process. It's all so slimy and dishonest. Just remember that as these two combatants ideological warriors take the stage tonight. And hear what people say on their respective sides afterwards. Do I think that Trump is going to give the.
Coronavirus Deaths Pass One Million Worldwide
"Hopkins University declared the worldwide death toll from covert 19 top one million Greater than the population of Austin, Texas. In just the last two weeks, the national average of new coronavirus cases in the U. S jumped by more than 18% leading. Dr Anthony found you to say this on G m A right now a baseline. 40,000 cases per day is not what you want to be. The ABC News analysis also found 33 States and Puerto Rico or seeing a rising new coronavirus cases. The death rate is also going up in 10 states. ABC
Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Potential walk around recently fifteen states and the district of Columbia, join the National Popular Vote Interstate, compact, there pledging to give their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote rather than the person who wins the popular vote in their state but this won't take effect until enough states adopted which so far hasn't happened. Yeah, it's kind of amazing. Very basically if enough states just pretend the electoral college doesn't exist, it could functionally disappear that that is that is an astounding factoid as it were that that if the state just go along with the notion that the Electoral College doesn't count that they're going to award their electors to whoever wins popular vote nationally well, they could do that problem is you don't often know who's GonNa win the popular vote nationally when you're reporting the state tallies, right? Laughing, right right? Yes. I I actually said. Off. Nicole. So So. Then John Oliver wrapped it all up. By explaining what we could do, we've expanded the Kobe full and we've added staint. Before we are the two states in Nineteen fifty-nine America is constantly shifting and granting DC and Puerto Rico statehood. All ending the Electoral College would actually make call system more democratic rather than less because the unavoidable truth here is that the system is already richt and it's ranked in a way that has allowed a party without popular support to drastically reshaped an entire branch of government for the foreseeable future by peeling almost exclusively to white voters and some of the least populous regions of the country that is not a mandate. Democracy knows a fucking travesty. We were at the end of a generational battle and the heartbreaking thing as we lost and that hurts it's GonNa hurt for a long time for a lot of people in ways that could take a while to fully comprehend. But the next battle has to start right now and it will be loan. We didn't get here overnight and we won't get out of overnight but. We must be willing to fight tirelessly with every tool and tactic adult disposal because sometimes fighting fire with fire is not enough and you know what? If I was allowed to play music on the show I would have said Wade automatically immediately from that into Bob Marley and the wailers get up stand up stand up for your right now, we now have a real problem with people like Dianne Feinstein Changed the Filibuster or expand the court we've got, what's his name that was in the Joe Manchin Joe Manchin we've got people like them who are Democrats, young will not budge. So we have to really push I've already written to Dianne Feinstein for you. Did you tell her to retire? I wish I had also called her by the way I don't talk with your constituents so you can. They don't want to hear from Dianne Feinstein doesn't want to hear from me. But if I live in California, she wants to hear from you she needs to hear from you. Yes and the same thing goes West Virginia Joe Manchin. All right. With that we have reached the end of the hour I'm going Disney laughing. All right. On that note, go watch the debate watch. CBS You could see how I Scored it in the survey. And I'll be back here tomorrow. Thanks Everyone A. Ignore him laugh at him. By..
Judge dreadthe fight for Ruth Bader Ginsburgs seat
"On Friday US Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of cancer at the age of eighty seven. A candlelit vigil was held the following day outside the Supreme Court. Justice. GINSBURG was only the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court after being nominated by Bill Clinton in one thousand, nine hundred. I. In. Solemnly swear he was a champion of women's rights, and later in life she achieved restore status especially among young women. Now her death has set the stage for a divisive battle to replace her on the court. She was born in Brooklyn to an immigrant Father Dad was from Odessa in in Russia and to a first generation mother she was Jewish John. Fascination is the economist Washington correspondent and she was a trailblazer throughout her life. She was one of only nine women among five hundred men at Harvard law school, and when she arrived. Erwin griswold, who was then the Dean asked women in the class to stand up and justify taking a spot that could have gone to a man. She said the reason she took the spot is it was important that she understood her husband's work that would've made her husband Marty last Mardi was tax attorney well known in his own right he predeceased her but they had a famously loving and productive and equal partnership. She had a relentless work ethic in. Twenty five years in the Supreme Court she never missed today she's arrived four bouts of cancer before this fifth one killed her it was only after she got sick that she called by phone to oral arguments. I. Think People often have this idea that Supreme Court justices are sort of Stentorian wizards ready to shout down lawyer who they disagree with justice. GINSBURG was not like that she spoke very slowly very deliberately, which mirrors I think how she wrote and how she argued and how she thought she was meticulous. She was precise she she was not a showy justice. She came onto the court actually considered a moderate. There are a lot of people on the left who were upset when she was appointed because she was considered sort of two centrist. But as the court steadily moved rightward during her tenure, she has found herself the de facto leader of the courts liberal wing. Junk she spent a long time on the court. What did she achieve? Well, she was on the Supreme Court for Twenty seven years, and before that was on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, which is widely considered the second most important court in America for for thirteen. So she was a judge for forty years I was age sixty when I was nominated in some people thought I was. Too Old for the job. Now I'm into my twenty-seventh starting my twenty-seventh year on the courts on one of the longest tenured. Justices. So if you worried about my age. It was unnecessary. Before that, she argued six cases before the Supreme Court and she was involved with thirty more as the first director of the US women's rights project. The first of those report court cases was in Reid versus Reid for which she wrote a brief arguing against the law in Ohio that preferred men to women in naming executive estates. She won that case in her first oral argument before the Supreme Court. She argued against the military policy that denied many husbands, officers, the same housing and medical benefits that automatically provided officers. Wise. The thinking was that women are somehow inherently more dependent on their husbands and husbands on their wise. Now, in that case, remember she effectively represented the husband she represented family but she represented the shoes argue in favor of the husband's benefits and she austin said that she was not arguing for women's rights she was arguing for the constitutional equality of men and women. Her death is come at a critical time in American politics. It's just six weeks away from the election. So what impact does that have? Well I think it's a little too early to say that definitively. It looks as though both sides are gearing up for battle, but they seem to be quietly circling each other in two thousand sixteen. The Supreme Court is central to Donald Trump's success I think because. There is an open seat in two thousand, Sixteen Justice Antonin Scalia died, and Mitch McConnell who is then the Senate minority leader rather than hold a hearing on Barack Obama's chosen replacement for Justice Scalia whose Merrick Garland he came up with a rationale disguises the principle which was that the causing election was coming up the speech beheld open. So the voters could decide now that had never been done before it was clearly a power play. It was a live sort of issue for Republicans impelled I think a lot of them who otherwise would have held donald trump at arm's length to decide that just had to vote for him this time I. Think Donald Trump is hoping for a similar effect this time, but he also wants to get the filled as quickly as possible. For Democrats donations had started pouring in, they have been pouring all weekend. Democrats seem riled up by this. I think in their view if Donald Trump managed to get a successor onto the court, this'll be the seconds effectively stolen seat right? The I was Neil Gorsuch. who was given the seat that was held open by Mitch McConnell, and the second would be whoever donald trump nominees to replace justice GINSBURG who gets the seat because Mitch McConnell did not follow the principle he set up in two thousand sixteen. John Do you think Senate. Republicans have the numbers to they have the votes to get in trump's nominee through before the election. Well this is the question on everyone's mind. Right so far Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski Republican senators from from Maine Alaska, had said that they will not vote for replacement before November third they have said that the president who wins on November third you choose the replacement now that only gets Democrats to forty nine and they need fifty one because in the case of a tie Mike. Pence cast the tiebreaking vote Lindsey Graham had previously said he would abide by Mitch McConnell's rule from twenty sixteen. He has now gone back on that apparently because he's angry Democrats didn't roll over for Brad Cavanaugh Chuck. Grassley, who's a senator from Iowa has also previously spoken in favor of McConnell's precedent. I, have a very hard time imagining that when push comes to shove, he'll stand by his. Word and so there really is nothing Democrats can do unless they can persuade two other Republicans to come join them, and if they can't persuade those Republicans and tip the balance what happens. Then what are the consequences for the years ahead on American politics? It's clear that what McConnell did in two thousand sixteen was a tremendous violation of norms I think it's not a good principal to. Uphold I think arguing that this is now how Supreme Court seats should be awarded that in an election year, you effectively have to hold the seat open until the end of the election is a bad precedent but I think there's a difference between saying Republicans should be consistent for the sake of consistency and Republicans should follow this principle because that's how court seat should be given out now. From the Democratic Base, there's been a tremendous push to threaten Republicans with repercussions if. Retake. The Senate and the president in that includes making Puerto Rico in Washington DC states, which would effectively at least in the near in medium-term Give Democrats four senators people have also been talking about expanding the court. So the reason they are Nice Ring Court justices is not constitutional legal. It's just a statute. So if they were minded and had a majority had a president who would sign it into law, they put eleven or thirteen justices on the supreme court. The problem with that for Democrats I think is that it sort of shifts the terms. Of the debate that they are now winning I think the way Joe, Biden has pitched. This campaign is on the one hand. You have the sort of chaotic destructive Donald Trump on the other. You have Joe Biden Palm known figure who will get us back to normal. If, he comes out and endorses expanding the court or State of DC in Puerto Rico, which to be clear he has not done. He is actually a opposed expanded from court but if he comes out if Democrats threaten this, then the debate becomes a lot murkier. Then it becomes the radical change that Joe Biden wants to do right take fifty, two states and putting thirteen on Supreme Court against Donald Trump will keep things as are I think that debate does not play out very well for Democrats. John Thank you very much time.
Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"To one and we're back and we have a very special guest today a longtime acquaintance, but quickly becoming a good friend. Mike. Reese guys know him because him and Jay Kinder-, formed kinder-. Reese coaching for Awhile and. Love and respect in the real estate industry well, Mike Quickly Mike and J or quickly becoming our neighbors down here in Puerto Rico and he just surprised me yesterday and said he's here. Finalizing where he and his family are going to live. So I thought what the heck let's do a podcast Mike I appreciate your time absolutely man. So we are sitting here with. The. Road. Lava layers, the iphone doing a podcast. I mean, we were just talking about technology and stuff, but isn't that awesome? My whole, my whole rig here. My my phone is like two hundred bucks. There you go. Yeah. Right. After this I clicked two buttons and it's loaded up to pod being we're off to the races. There you go. What the heck was my shoe. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. I think he just killed a shrew. So we are going to talk about a wide variety of topics and I want to start out by talking asking you. We've been Julian I've been doing a series of podcasts on the whole zillow thing and Our listeners, most of which listen to every day, we'll know where our position is and curious from your perspective and let's try. Let's try to avoid going down the buying leads conversation 'cause that's just you know. a perpetual loop. Let's talk about whether. Where do you see for example, in the next twelve to twenty four months? Where do you see the WHO are the biggest players in the real estate industry and why? Well I definitely think it from a business model I I definitely think zillow's going to obviously be a big player I think open door. they just did some interesting things. Act defectively went public, right so yeah by Hedge Fund in essence, and now they have evaluation invite billion dollars. So they affectively went public. Yes. So they use the same methodology draftkings. So Dr King's a new method that's been used to take companies public Dr King's did the exact same model in fact. I have a guy that I've known since one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, six, the guy's never called me..
How 3 Simple Phone Alarms Changed My Health, Wealth, and Relationships with Eric Partaker
"Eric say what's up to fire nation and sure something interesting about yourself that most people don't know aright. Well, yeah. What's up fire nation how excited to be here? This is this is an easy one about ten years ago. I was boarding a return flight to London, and shortly after the cabin doors closed I sent something wasn't right and as the plane descended I had a lot of pressure building in my chest. It soon became pain. Went through the my left arm my whole left arm went completely ice cold by colleague. Next to me he touched my my arm and I remember he said Jesus feels like it's been hanging in a meat locker. Let's Yeah I said too. I said to my I said Lewis. Like something's up man this. This is I'm scared Can You? Can you get some help? And? Louis jumps over runs to a flight attendant. And flight attendant comes overseas on I'm sweating at this point you know feeling really nauseous and she she asks us there's a doctor on board and. at I'm just you know feeling worse and worse doctor comes running over luckily I. Hopefully, there's always a doctor aboard flight nominee knocking lucky. There was one for me he came over. Took my vital signs and he just said immediately he is he said we got to land the plane like a sap i. think he's having a heart attack and when I when I heard those words, you had a heart attack. When you're when you're thirty, five, thousand feet up in the air these are not the words you want to hear. No. You're about as far away from help as you can get and I remember when that plane. On the movies when they talk about something like feeling in an eternity like life is going in slow motion I mean that was exactly what it felt like. Because at the sense, it probably didn't take that long but it felt like forever and I was just terrified on the way down that. My heart was gonNA stop completely I kept having to stop my head like James I'm going to get so close to say the in it's going to be lights out and obviously. I mean, you'd be an absolute magician if you had invited someone to your show who had actually died, right so That wasn't the case we a pain emergency lands. By the way out of a quick side note here I was just too curious to not Google this so. Apparently, it costs about one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to emergency land applying for the airline and I think my ticket costs like one, hundred, fifty bucks. So they did it. They did really poorly with me on that flight man, but you know what I will say to make you feel better if you need it, they likely have insurance for that. So the people who got screwed are the people who should get screwed, which are the insurance companies. Are True. So so plane touches down -mergency response team Russia's on board takes me into a waiting ambulance administered nitrates right away to open up the arteries. And then the ambulance sped off to a local hospital. Did you even know where you are like? Did you even know like what city you're in? No, I had no idea. Yeah. I knew when I got into the ambulance because everyone was speaking trench. Man Because that's the thing about flying over Europe. You're like I I literally have no idea where we're going to descend so that Eric is super interesting my friend I'm gonNA share something else that people don't know about you actually as you might be moving to Puerto Rico at some point in the future the I'll day unconscious. So that'd be super cool as well. So man what a way to kick off this interview of three simple phone alarms that changed Eric's health wealth and relationships, and we already can see that he needed a little change in his health. So talk to us about these three phone alarms that are going to elevate our health work in home fronts. So this is dead simple. And it was driven by that story. I just shared 'cause I have been obsessed with achievement prior to that point for ten years while at Skype Bill we we sold skype to Ebay I two thousand five for about four billion dollars at McKinsey and company. And then a few of my own businesses, but it was like achievement at all costs, right? So including the cost of my health and relationships and And after that, I need any something had to change a new. I needed some some balance and I literally I took my phone one day and I said, okay I'm GONNA put in some alarms and I'm going to label each alarm to reflect what like the best version of me would look like to power the relevant segment of the day and so let me give an example and when you're setting alarm on your phone, for example, if you have, I found, you go into the alarm. And you'll see a section called label and you can actually name the alarm whatever you want, and if you have android, you can go in it's called name you can label it whatever you want so. So for years. Now at six thirty, am the first alarm goes off and it says world fitness champion and I'm not a will fit as champion I never will be but like that's not the point, the point is that for me, that's the phrase that expresses my best on the health front, which is one of the key three areas you get your health, your wealth, or if you want to refer to it as work and your relationships.
Fresh update on "puerto rico" discussed on John Williams
"This song on Sunday nights for our Sunday standards, but we do sometimes featured the Jazz group, The Manhattan Transfer Way Play American Standards. Jazz on Sunday night at 10 o'clock in once in a while, we'll do something by the Manhattan transfers. This is their job number one coffee producing country in the world is Brazil. Mr Business Pants. Did you look up the answer yet? No. I didn't. Number two is Vietnam who knew it was going to say Vietnam? You were not I would have guessed that I know Ethiopia. Maybe the United States Columbia, I was going to say, Come on Cuba All good guesses, Salvador, maybe go Vietnam. Well does only on Ly two states produced coffee named those two states. Wiii thinking thing That's one now. Name one more. In order to go. Puerto Rico is wrong. What with it Not being a state in all its huge common one of us. It belongs to us. It does give her beginning meeting points for that. The correct answer is California. I was going to say, Hey, here's a fun fact, the world's most expensive coffee can cost more than $600 a pound all read. One of the most coveted varieties comes from the feces of an Asian palm civet, The catlike creature, each fruit containing coffee, Cherries. It's unable to digest the beans. Guess what happens? The excreted seeds produce a smooth, less acidic brew called Co P. Lewis. But the means of production, his drawn criticism from animal welfare activists and humans across the globe. This isn't that movie The bucket list. Very Nicholson. Yeah, they have some of that. Yeah, he talks about it because I don't know if you've ever seen the movie. He's like a really wealthy guy, and he's in the hot. He owns the hospital, and he only drinks that whatever you just said. So he brings it up in the movie, and that's the only reason when you were talking. I was like, Wait. I've heard this before. Wow, that's an odd fact. Carry around. It had a woody taste. Is not enough. Cream and sugar in Finland is the home to the biggest coffee lovers. Americans drink £11 a year fins 27 a half Coffee drinkers tend to live longer, shorter, longer longer, needing Bing and have a good Coghlan's. I'm not going to talk. Let's Let's leave that part of the elementary canal alone for the rest of the show, Shall we? Research has linked to moderate consumption, which they described is 3 to 4 cups per day with a longer life span, according to the folks at Harvard. In the lead up to the Revolutionary War. It became patriotic to sip coffee and Lou, if T The Boston Tea Party helped popularize coffee in America. Decaf does not mean caffeine free about that an eight ounce Brewed cup of decaf coffee actually contains 2 to 12 mg of caffeine. If you get regular coffee, it's 95 200. So it's almost caffeine free. But it does have some closer to the amount you'll actually have. A cola can of soda has 23 to 35. And decaf will have 2 to 12. Sometimes we'll get decaf at a restaurant. Wake up about three in the morning ago. Yeah, that wasn't decaf, right? Just because it was in the the Coffee urn with the orange handle on did not mean it was table sick. I'm not Bruin. Another pot of decaf for table six. They'll know tomorrow and they'll be long gone by now. And finally Teddy Roosevelt. I know this story because he's told it to us many times on stage. 26, president of the United States Love coffee so much that his son described his custom cup is more in the nature of a bathtub. On a 1907 visit to Andrew Jackson's former estate, the commander in chief, Teddy Roosevelt. Supposedly dubbed a coffee of Maxwell House is coffee so good it was quote. Good to the last drop. Catch for a still in use today. Thank you, Teddy Roosevelt about.
Trump announces billions in funding for Puerto Rico
"It's been three years since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and they are still rebuilding. Now, as we hear from correspondent Andy Field, the Trump administration announcing new FEMA aid Six weeks before the election of Puerto Ricans cannot cast electoral college vote, the president made it clear that his billions to help restore Puerto Rico's electric grid and pharmaceutical industry could help him politically. By contrast, Biden's Devastated the Allen to Puerto Rico. It's not clear how the president thinks Joe Biden hurt Puerto Rico, but Mr Trump needs citizens helped in a state where they can affect the Electoral College, Florida.
Trump Administration Announces Nearly $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico
"Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage and killed thousands on Puerto Rico, the Trump Administration announced new aid Today. Correspondent Andy Field has miss weeks before the election. The president handing Puerto Rico billions and emergency aid for electricity and pharmaceutical companies, even though they have no say in the electoral college. Having the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico. The president's pre election help to Puerto Rico could help him with millions of those hurricane refugee U. S citizens who fled from Puerto Rico. Go to Florida, where they can legally help him win another four year term. Two years
Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears
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Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears
"As president trump courts Porter Rican voters in the U. S. he's announced a massive aid to help repair years old hurricane damage on the island for years the president's blasted Porter Rican leaders as corrupt and inept and resisted spending to rebuild the U. S. territory's infrastructure wiped out by hurricane Maria in twenty seventeen but now I'm the best thing that ever happened to Porto Rico announcing thirteen billion dollars in assistance asked why it's coming weeks before the election the president insists his administration's been working on it for a long time very tough to get things passed Democrats where they don't want to see this happen Democrats in fact had approved the funding they had pushed for its release Sager mag ani Washington
Trump announces billions in aid for Puerto Rico
"Trump at the White House announcing $13 billion in relief aid is making its way to Puerto Rico Just weeks before the election. The president handing Puerto Rico billions and emergency aid for electricity and pharmaceutical companies, even though they have no say in the electoral college. Having the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico. The president's pre election help to Puerto Rico could help him with millions of those hurricane refugee U. S citizens who fled from Puerto Rico to Florida where they And legally help him win another four year term. Andy Field, ABC NEWS Washington Now in
Trump announces billions in funding for Puerto Rico
"Also promised relief funds for Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has no say in the electoral college. But President Trump is giving the U. S territory a campaign gift. 13 billion to replace a storm damaged electric grid and mortar help restore its drug manufacturing industry. We've done More for Puerto Rico than anybody, And this is just an example of it. While Puerto Rico can't give the president a second term, a sizable majority of that population living in Florida can Andy Field ABC NEWS Washington Early in
FEMA Approves $13 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico
"President in today's speech, also announcing $13 billion in federal aid sent to Puerto Rico to help in the recovery following the devastation from Hurricane Maria back in 2017.
White House to announce $11.6B aid package for Puerto Rico
"More than $11 billion in additional leads to Puerto Rico three years after Hurricane Maria's devastation for energy and education systems. Remember the energy and power grid there in Puerto Rico was in really horrible shape before Maria came in, and literally wipe the entire thing out. Fox's Fox's John John Roberts, Roberts, People People keep keep cleaning cleaning up up
Apple reveals lower cost watch and updated iPad
"Maybe with the event's title, we should have known it would-be. Short. Tuesday's time flies event flew past at just over one hour, four pieces of hardware, basically, as well as new services and the services bundle we're focusing on hardware today. Surprising, absolutely, no one apple on Tuesday announced apple. Watch series sex running through the hardware. The S six system and package packs a new dual core processor based on the eighth thirteen bionic an iphone eleven it runs twenty percent faster than series five apps launch twenty percent faster. It's the first. Apple. Watch to include the you one ship, an ultra wideband antennas. The series six always on retina display is up to two point five times brighter outdoors than Apple Watch series five. Both the same all day eighteen hour battery life is before and can hit full charge in one point five hours. To features focused on during the devices introduction where the always on all tinder and the blood oxygen sensor. Not sure why always on is important for an intimidator unless you're worried about rock climbing in your sleep Apple says the always on ultimate provides real time elevation all day long by using a new more power efficient, barometric, ultimate her along with GPS and nearby Wi fi networks. This feature allows for the detection of small. Changes above ground level up and down to the measurement of one foot. And can be shown as a new watch face complication or workout metric. More life and death or the blood oxygen sensor and is associated APP. Apple says, series six measures the oxygen saturation of the users blood. So they can better understand their overall fitness and wellness. Oxygen saturation or S P o two represents the percentage of oxygen being carried by red blood cells from the lungs to the rest of the body and indicates how well this oxygenated blood is being delivered throughout the body. And how it works is really cool according to Apple's presentation. The sensors are basically checking the color of the blood as it passes by. That color indicates how oxygenated the blood is, which is free again. Amazing. Speaking of colors for the to apple watches I've owned I've chosen brushed aluminum. It's easy to match with just about anything. But if you have a signature color or don't care about matching or. Planned to have plenty of apple watches on hand to put on your wrist Apple Watch now comes in the couple of colorful colors. For. The first time says apple a new blue color. Silver Space Grey and gold aluminum case options along with the product Red Apple. Watch. With exclusive matching, bright red bands stainless steel models are now available and graphite and an updated classic Yellow Gold Color Apple. Watch edition is available in natural and space black titanium. Series six also says Sayonara to ceramic while apple didn't mention it during the event. A piece from macrumors says, that is no more. As is the way the arrival of new apple watches also meant the arrival of new bands. This time though whole new bands, not just new colors. Sport Band makes way for so loop. No clasp. No buckle. Solo Lupus a continuous end stretchable ban design that says comes into materials, soft silicone and braided yarn. Nine sizes for those. Apples supposed to have a size guide on its site. Checking Apple side it looks like Sport Band is just making room not seeding the field. Both sport? Band and Solo loop available to order as of now, there's also said to be a first of its kind leather link that wraps around the rest held in place with flexible molded magnets. Nikewatch gets everything we've talked about already plus a new Nike face and new colors for the Nike Sport Band and Nike Sport Loop. Same goes for Apple Watch air MAS- as far as improvements the hardware it's stainless steel cases come and silver or space black paired with single or Dubna, tour styles and an assortment of vibrant new colors. Now about the only thing predictions got wrong for Apple Watch as E was its name. leakers had thought that that was shorthand that it'd be called something simple like apple. Watch. Apple Watch S E is the budget chronometers name. Well mid range chronometer Apple Watch series three is the true budget model still out there selling for one hundred, ninety, nine bucks. An apples press release apple CEO Jeff Williams was quoted as saying Apple Watch S E combines elements of the series six design with the most essential features of Apple Watch, all at a more affordable price. No Blood Oxygen Sensor and no, always on display. It does sport the always on all temperature though because apple is taking this sleep climbing thing seriously. Looking at the hardware sports the same size displays as the Apple Watch series five. The S., five system and package and dual core processor deliver performance that's up to two times faster than the Apple Watch series three. The S. E. Packs the fives haptic feedback for the digital crown, and that speaks and here's what the latest speaker and microphone in the watch line. Apple says, watch as e features the same accelerometer gyroscope. altimeter as Apple Watch series six and with the latest motion centers and microphone. It offers robust health and safety capabilities including fall detection emergency, SOS, International Emergency, calling, and the noise. APP. Now, if you decide, the six time is the charm that you're finally ready to buy Apple Watch. The one you buy probably won't have a charger in the box Lisa Jackson vp of environment policy and social initiatives at apple appeared during Tuesday's event extolling the environmental virtues of apples timekeeper. Sometimes. Jackson said it's not what we make but what we don't make that counts. That he's from seeing that says that when she said that apple won't be including USB adapters with this week's watches. As putting them free in the box consumes resources and adds to apple's carbon footprint. Interestingly, people who can afford to buy a charger without giving it a thought. Won't have to do so. A separate piece on chargers Napa Watch from apple insiders as apple, watch, addition, and Apple Watch. Will include a five watt power adopter. Bloomberg's Mark Gherman Kinda cried foul over that on twitter. Quoting his tweet looks like the Apple Watch titanium and Armez model still have the power adapter. So the more expensive versions keep it. makes it seem like it's less of an environmental thing and more cost driven? I can get thinking that as an immediate reaction. Here's the thing though you gotta figure apple sells at a minimum hundreds of entry level apple watches for every single edition or. Sold. Probably thousands. So even though it looks like catering to the wealthy and yeah, there may be a bit of that. Even though it looks like catering to the wealthy dropping chargers, millions of people probably don't need. Might make an environmental difference. No I saw way more than one piece saying not including chargers with Apple Watch is just the beginning. While, it has been rumored that the next round of iphones will also arrived without a charger. Apple doesn't seem to a pulled the chargers from the ipads that are also coming out this week. We'll get to those in a bit. Want to get an Apple Watch for your kid but not give them an iphone worried that mom or dad may have a slip and fall or ended up seriously directionally challenged apple has a plan to watch the whole family. Selling points as far as apple's concerned with family setup, you can stay connected with family members without an iphone from making and receiving phone and facetime audio calls to sending and receiving messages and emails, and even connecting with other Apple Watch wearers over walkie talkie. Parents have the ability to approve all contacts. So kids can safely use the communication features of Apple Watch, according to the company. The activity rings experience has been optimized for kids according to Apple. Emergency SOS is being pushes the benefit though. Apple Watch already does that. And finally school time and downtime or front and Center for children while optimizations focused on health for older relatives take precedence at the other end of the spectrum. Now the news that will make family setup less useful for many. It requires cellular models, of Apple, watch series four or later or Apple Watch S E running watch os seven paired with iphone six s or later running IOS fourteen. Apple also said that kids and older family members of the household using family set up, we'll have their own phone number through a separate cellular plan. So, while you don't need to get GRANDPA and the kids their own phones, each cellular watch will come with a tone cellular plan and. Associated Bill. Family setup goes live today and so by the way does watch Os Savon. that. was kind of surprise more on that a bit later. With such an emphasis on the health, it's not overly surprising that the new Apple Watch Slash Watch Os Combo brings a few new health studies. macrumors runs those down starting with an asthma study being run in conjunction with the Insurance Company Anthem and the University of California, Irvine. Second the peace says Apple has tied up with university health network and the University of Toronto to learn more about how Apple Watch metrics including blood oxygen can be used to manage heart failure. Finally macrumors says apple is partnering with investors at the Seattle, flew study at faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine to explore how changes in blood oxygen and heart rate can be early signals the onset of influenza and Kobe nineteen. The watches by the way are ready to order now. Those opened on. Tuesday, they'll ship on Friday in the US Puerto Rico twenty seven other countries and regions. Apple Watch series starts at three, hundred, ninety, nine dollars adding cellular adds another hundred. Bucks. Same goes for the Apple Watch Nike and Apple Watch Air Mas- that the prices run higher on the AMAS models. The new bands are also available to now they too will ship on. Friday the eighteenth of September. Though only in the US and fourteen other countries and regions. Porters are also underway for Apple Watch as E. It's got a starting price to seventy nine dollars. Interestingly, adding cellular to that one only adds fifty bucks raising the price to three twenty nine. It also ships this Friday and the US Puerto Rico And twenty seven other countries and
When the Business World Shifts Gear, Use It to Accelerate Your Business with Agie Sihotang
"Augie say what's up to fire nation and sure something interesting about yourself that most people don't know fire nation I hope all of your healthy. Most people don't know about me most people don't know that I'm not a big fan of sweets I don't really eat dessert but if you come to the negotiation table with Fried Bananas Boba Drink, you will definitely out negotiate me Oh brother come down to Puerto Rico I will bring some fungal which are fried planes and you're GONNA be in heaven and everybody's GonNa win. I will lose for sure. So, fire nation has shared the we're talking about when the business world, the shift gear, which of course, it has, we need to accelerate our business and we're going to use this shift to do just that. Now let's just be honest covid nineteen. Was Cry and it is Cray Cray. So if our e commerce business was hurt because of this pandemic, what can we do? You are absolutely correct a lot of people were hurt by it are still hurting by well as the title says, shift gear adapt to the surrounding s an example a lot of Amazon. Sellers were affected in March in mid March because Amazon. Announced that it was limiting the fulfillment by Amazon or the FBI shipment meaning you can't send most of your products Amazon warehouse to store and to have itself. Through the FBI program as a customer, you might have noticed just delays in your products being delivered to your house, but as third party sellers, the couple or the few weeks that restriction created so much damage because people rely on the system. So it was a nightmare for most people they had to lay off some people they had to close them some of their categories or businesses or products that they're selling I, feel bad for them. But what I found, some creative entrepreneurs started to do the fulfillment of the sales themselves. They might have to store the products and their house or even their apartment. Some even started to look for a third party fulfillment company, which is pretty simple. By the way all you gotta do is Google Third Party fulfillment company in Los Angeles or New York wherever they might be and they will be able to fulfil your sales like an Amazon warehouse would be some even started to look into other platforms to sell it. So when the business world shifts gear, they used it to accelerate their business. Now, this this is when as a business owner business leader as an entrepreneur, you wanna have a fluid model in your business. Like water water always adopts to its vessel right so no matter how weird looking the vessel is water will always adapt to it. I understand that a lot of ECOMMERCE businesses are on survival mode right now. But don't be discourage. In your line of Business or category, there are gaps in the marketplace. There are problems in the marketplace that have never been faced before and you can adapt to them and fill the gap. You just have to look and ask everyone you're in business with to see what kind of gap you can fill and use it to accelerate your business. I believe instead of being an online seller jail d you need to be an online solver people have problems, people have problems, businesses have problems, some that they've never ever faced before. We're all new to this. We've never experienced anything like this unless maybe you you were alive hundreds of years ago, but I doubt it. So once you are creative once you become creative and listen to your surroundings, you'll be able to take that inner problem solving drive that most of us wrote in our first resume fire nation. If you are able to provide the best solution to your customers biggest problem, you're going to win a period. It doesn't matter the time it doesn't matter what's going on in this world you will. Win and I love how you put this Augie adapt or die. I mean I'm GonNa get old dramatic air adapt or die. But the good news is fire nation were human beings. We've been adapting for seventy thousand plus years and we're GONNA continue to do so and this those e commerce business owners the do adapt they can adapt that are not just going to survive, but they're going to thrive in this new world that we live in, and now I love the phrase Augie your network is your net worth. How can We properly use our network to provide solutions for our customers. I am an absolute believer in that I absolutely believe that we need to use our network at least to do three things. Number one is to generate revenue. If ten people know what you do right now and you create the amount of business that you're generating right now, multiply it most businesses, not all the most are a numbers game the more seat you throw out there the more trees you can expect to grow proper watering is needed I get that number's game. Number to create opportunities I mentioned earlier that everyone has a problem be a problem solver. If you're an online seller, you are shy in talking to people well, be a problem solver be an online problem-solver. You can still do that the more variety half a your network, the more you can build something.
Kentucky Added, 2 Others Removed as Chicago's Quarantine List Drops to 21 States
"States are now on Chicago's quarantine list if you traveled to any of them said he wants you to quarantine for two weeks when you come back here double BBM Steve Miller with a detail knew to Chicago's travel warning list, which takes effect Friday. The state of Kentucky Remaining on the list. Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. Taken off the list this week. California and Puerto Rico and the Chicago Department of Public Health says six states are trending in the right direction and maybe taken off the quarantine list next, including Nevada, Hawaii and Texas.
Chicago adds Kentucky to city’s travel quarantine order
"Added a state to the mandatory quarantine list this week. Here's W. G. M's Kim Gordon. Kentucky has now been added to the list effective Friday. California in Puerto Rico have been removed. There are now a total of 21 states on the list Last week. Chicago Public Health director Dr Allison already said Indiana could be added soon, but it was not on the list today. Idaho, Nevada, Texas, North Carolina and Hawaii of dip below the 15 daily cases per 100,000 threshold and could be removed next week. If the numbers stay low. Kim
Trump demands reporter takes off his mask at press conference
"Take it off the president of the United States telling a reported to take off his mask to ask a question. Then moments later applauding another reporter for not wearing one those exchanges part of a rambling nearly fifty minute press conference a press conference that was really more political rally a political rally in disguise or maybe not. so much of a disguise filled with wildly inaccurate statements including this one about the handling of the pandemic. We are. An absolute leader in every way. An absolute leader in every way, and that follows the president's tweets this morning which he claimed he's getting. Very high marks and our handling of the corona virus especially compared to other countries and areas of the world. Now compared to other countries, the US is leading in overall cases when it comes to getting the virus under control though when it comes to having a plan, not leading the president continues to focus on a vaccine one that isn't approved or even available. We're going to have a vaccine very soon. Maybe even before a very special date data, I'm talking about. Well we know what that date is. It's the election day and yes, everyone wants a vaccine but we're waiting on that we know what works masks and the president really still not advocating it. That's not an absolute leader. The country again is at a crossroads there's an opportunity here for the president he can lead he can put forth a plan to slow down the spread of the virus. And most importantly, he can follow that plan himself or he can continue to undermine the nation's top experts like he did today when he disparaged once again, one of the only tools that has been proven to stop the spread of the virus mask. It's something that could also save as many as one hundred, twenty, two, thousand lives by the end of this year according to one influential model. The president. The issue of what happened when you were. Cleaning you're going to have to take that office. You can take it off your your health feel your wed.. Well if you don't take it off year. Old So. If you would take it off, would be a lot easier. A lot lot better. It's better. Better. The president. As you see, they're trying really hard to get Jeff Mason to take off his mask. I'm going to speak with him in just a moment moments later though the president was praising another journalists for not wearing a mask. Space on some of your tweets Do you you sound so clear? As opposed to everybody else where they refuse. Jeff Mason Reuters, White House correspondent is out front Jeff. This of course is not the first time that the president has tried to get you to take your mask off during a press conference. Of course, just on Friday, he was telling all of us to wear masks over the holiday weekend. When he's asking you to take that mask off. Do you think it was really that he just couldn't hear you couldn't understand you or was there a different purpose there? It's a good question. I think he probably does have a little bit of trouble hearing and I think having had a microphone there. If the White House had set, one up might have helped but I my solution was just to speak a little bit louder. And I think that that took care of it. In that case, the fact that he ended up raising another colleague later, who didn't have a mask on though does go to the mixed messaging that this president has employed on masks throughout the pandemic he did start to embrace them more in the last month or two wearing one for the first time in public when he went to. A military hospital but certainly for the first several months of the pandemic that was not a standard for this president and as you noted in your introduction. It is very clear. The science is very clear now that wearing masks and have a a huge impact. Yeah it certainly is I was really struck today in watching this press conference. The president really seemed to be using this time to air variety of grievances and what's fascinating too is that this was happening, of course at the White House and yet there were a number of moments that felt like that airing of grievances was really more of a campaign rally. Yeah. I mean the the president didn't have any other events today for Labor Day while his opponent was out campaigning although he does have a robust campaign travel schedule coming up. So it's not that the president is planning to stay home but he did today and he used the backdrop of the white. House. As the setting for news conference in which as you say, he went off on on many different topics criticizing very sharply vice, President Joe, Biden, and Senator Comma Harris for their basically. Criticism of him on the vaccine and also taking off a number of other grievances with regard to the economy to Russia and to the Atlantic reporting about his alleged comments about US war dead is it your sense and even from your sources at the White House that we will be seeing more of this briefing miserable takes you back to the coronavirus briefings right? which eventually stopped as we know because of some of the statements that the president made but are we going to see more of these? Briefings that are really just a a rally in disguise well, those those corona virus briefing stopped and then they did restart again shorter versions in the White House press room This was not that particular model today since he was outside and it was not. One of the shorter briefings. But yeah, I think on the days that he does not campaign or isn't out traveling for the campaign he still wants to get his message across and he has used the White House and use the podium beat in the briefing room or be it today in front of the North Puerto Rico. Puerto. Rico as a place to get that message out and he starts with several minutes of his own. Comments and then take some questions and that's what he did today. To, get back to your question. Yeah I'm sure I'm sure we'll see that again.
A Conversation With Genevieve Piturro Founder of the Pajama Project
"Hello My. Women, friends, I am so happy to share today's gas genevieve paternal with you. Her story is an inspiration, a busy television marketing exact in New York City and she hears the whisper of a little girl in her ear and her life is forever changed. This story speaks to the power of what one person can do when they have set their mind to it. Genevieve is the founder of the Pajama Project. They have given out over seven million pajamas and read books to children with those pajamas in shelters across the US in Puerto Rico. A can't wait for you to hear her story get ready to be inspired. Let's meet genevieve paternal. Welcome extraordinary woman radio. genevieve. While thank you, Happy Cami. It's great to have you here. Where are you joining us from today jokes out of Manhattan in the county of Westchester. Very good very good house Howard things out there. In West Westchester we have a lot more than in Manhattan. So it's amazing how you know half an hour away. It's so quiet and closed in Manhattan but has to be that way so that we can say exactly crazy times for sure. Isn't it upside down world? Yes. Yup. As an why some of our work is so important right now and I really am excited to hear some of your stories and here you know you're passionate around human connection and really just helping people step into leading with meeting. So I'm super super excited to hear more of your story unless you start there let's start with this amenity. You were successful television marketing EXAC in New York. And right in the heart of the city and a little girls question changed the course of your life for ever. So tell us more about that. Yes. Yes. I wanted to climb the corporate ladder. And it was not what my family expected very traditional Italian family and I think everyone's waiting for grandchildren firstborn. warned me. Only I had a culprit clock tick game and I just wanted to be independent and wants to be independent woman and I wanted to be like Mary Tyler Moore show at everything and I would just stay off and watch watcher every Saturday night as. I wish I had met the woman that I took a picture of their statue. That's that's all I got to do. But yes she she broke a lot of barriers and I want to be like her as it is a kid. And I did find the corporate ladder and fifteen years in I thought I had the great job and I had the great apartment like she and I was working on that, wardrobe. So. I heard a voice in me before that little girls question. It was question in me I was so shocked I heard a voice in me ask if this is the next thirty years of your life is this enough to that came? What were you doing when that came to you in the moment I was in my apartment was an afternoon. I don't know what they what? It must have been a weekend and I sat down because I never heard a voice come from anywhere except the babbly of my brain and this wasn't up there was lower. Now I call it my heart voice, and we all have a heart voice we need to listen to it because I wasn't listening to mind until. I screamed at me, but it was just a clear. A, clear whisper. But it was unmistakable and I sat down and I realized, wow, fifteen years in thirty eight years old now I'm thinking was right path. This is the question I have to answer. Really the answer was came to me so fast it was no, you know what was what was the big deal? I was alone and I would be along if I didn't really think about what was important because I realized all of a sudden nothing mattered.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Latino USA
"Can see it in the recent protests and the weekend after two particularly strong earthquakes shook towns in the south west of Puerto Rico roads were clogged with civilians. Not Government officials going to deliver deliver emergency aid. The people go on the stand at this point that they cannot trust government and they are taking care of themselves and taking care of the people affected victimized by the situation without waiting for the government we saw for the corrupt government in Puerto Rico and resolve the discrimination of the US government in August. The Department of Housing being an urban development announced that hurricane recovery aid for nine states would be made available but that the US Virgin Islands and Rico would have to wait longer and be subject two conditions. The official line was that Puerto Rico's government couldn't be trusted. We understand that we have a program of corruption. Nobody can deny that input regal as we say here in a way that is still commando you can block the song there and we have a really big problem with corruption. We'd government incompetence competence with politicking in government. It said that that should not be an excuse for the US to fulfill its responsibility with their colony money and east ironic that president trump has accused Puerto Rican politicians of being corrupt the only corruption accusations up to this point related related to phones off. Maria Been famous official vice-director famous photo and an American contractors. In other words words federal officials not local ones a FEMUR report from 2017 showed that the agency was aware that public school buildings were vulnerable to earthquake damage but they still cut funds for repairs last year. A school collapsed during an earthquake earlier this month. President trump was slow to sign emergency declarations after the earthquakes and and as a squall notes ninety percent of disaster response contracts for Puerto. Rico are in the hands of companies from the fifty states. Whose fault is this really? WHO's is in charge? And who is responsible in the day to day I would say that. The default is fifty fifty divided at the local government meant and the federal government but really in the grand scope of things. The fault is the United States government and commerce fault for more than one hundred twenty years. Now Oh you know it's ridiculous Rico is still a colony in the twenty first century and it is easy for president trump to blame the local government whenever he wants until make up excuses excuses when the fact is he and all the presents that came before him are holding a democratic regime here and decide over budget and over for issues whenever they please without being enacted bite us. The problem is the local government blames the Federal Government and a thorough government blames the local government and and stuck in between are trimmed. Puerto Rican solid time. You know some folks are saying let's not protests. Let's not make things worse you know. Trump already has called his corrupt or just proving him right and he's GonNa withhold aid but the aid is already being withheld than the United States. They already think that. Puerto Ricans can't govern themselves els and that's why we've never been given that ability in that right. Puerto Ricans are caught in this double bind. Were there denied. This democratic rights denied aid. You know but but then they're also told to deal with and not take care of these corrupt politicians and government mismanagement issues that are being used as reason then for holding the aid. Is there a way to route out. Corruption and ineptitude while not fueling the cruel and offensive narrative. That island doesn't deserve aid and that it can't Minhaj itself Yeti Marceau's that for residents of a colony the double bind also applies to the issue of perception. WB The boys talked about this idea of double consciousness snus that was held by African Americans in the United States. Where on the one hand they have their kind of internal perceptions of cells that we all do but they're also so always thinking of how they're being viewed by others measuring themselves by the means of what he described as a nation that looked back upon them with contempt? You know that also also works on a societal level where the entirety of Puerto Rico is on the one hand developing its own ideas of south developing projects and new political programs of what we want to see here but at the same time as we develop them were constantly thinking about. Well how is this GonNa look like from the outside. How is this going to look like Mike to the United States or to the federal government or two? US Tax payers who then might or might not tell their representatives to support certain legislation. That might favor us so no we have no say we have no representatives in government the only way that we can achieve these things as by worrying about the projections that we make in the US public sphere. So is the answer then just to ignore that that narrative that gets built that what did he go doesn't deserve aid or that it. It can't govern itself. I don't think it's to be ignored it though. I think that that's something that is more important for people in the fifty states to worry about and to hold their government representatives accountable for what they're doing work here in Puerto Rico work leaning up our government. We're holding our politicians accountable. In some ways it can be seen as kind of further indictment on the government but it also is further proof of how committed Puerto Ricans are to holding their the politicians accountable within one electoral term. We're on the second governor that we're trying to get rid of and me. While in the United States there's these long drawn out process process of impeachment et Cetera. There aren't really giving people any satisfaction.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
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"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"It back in Puerto Rico when you're moving cracks down on the nationalist Albee was arrested again and sentenced to eighty years in prison and nearly three thousand independence. Supporters are arrested all over the island. The message is clear pragmatic reformers. Munoz Marin are working in the best interest of Puerto Rico. The nationalist are lunatics who need to be stopped and when it comes time I'm to vote on Commonwealth status for Puerto Rico. They win. Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly vote to make Puerto Rico a Commonwealth and that is still the underpinning of the legal relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico still by nineteen fifty three Commonwealth status is set in stone. Yes this is the Commonwealth Rico a land of song and laughter tiny bit in the United States. The warm seas of the Atlantic and the Caribbean independence is not only off the table. It isn't even a part of the conversation anymore. Albizu Campos and the nationalists have lost the fight but at some refuse to accept defeat and on March first nineteen fifty four they make a desperate final stand the march first nineteen fifty four four Puerto Rican nationalists enter the US Capitol House of Representatives Chamber in Washington in DC and the House gallery where I was working. Mike Michelson was the House Radio and TV Gallery director at the time and I Chandran noticed some people came in the door which is to my left judge stairs and then I turn around in the bottom and know that I figured they would just chore us like so many people then the open fire. I heard this loud poppy. Noida POW POW House members members take cover as bullets spray around him. I ducked underneath the ledge. We had a legend Writing Ledge all the while the shooter shout Viva Puerto Rico Libra three long live free Puerto Rico five members of Congress but wounded. No one died. Eventually police managed to get inside the chambers an arrest them three men and one woman shoveled and wild. I'm Puerto Rican. Fanatic Raphael. Maranda is photograph moments after he and fellow hello terrorists Andres Cordeiro joined with Lalita Lebron and boring twenty shops at the crowded house. Four five congressmen are wounded in the murderous attack so the chiefs shooter in that nineteen fifty four how shooting is lowly. Lebron angry menacing crowd pictures from that day show Alita Lebron with red lipstick on wearing in heels and according to a New York Times account quote she emptied the chambers of a big Luger pistol holding it in her two hands and waving at wildly I looked up and I see these people are standing up with guns in their hands and the woman was standing with them and she had a big flag then she threw down the pistol and and whipped out a Puerto Rican flag which she waved royal waving the flag back and forth but never did manage to unfurl fully the nationalist no they're fighting a losing battle but they get what they hoped for the attention of the US even if it's just for a short time time now governor these nationalists I understand they're only five hundred of them. What do they really want. They want to force the people people to Puerto Rico to wish for the form of freedom that they claim to prefer that is independence. The people of Puerto Rico have overwhelmingly chosen and other former freedom. The leader and the other shooters are sentenced to decades in prison but in the nineteen seventies Lebron is pardoned by Jimmy Carter and she gets out of prison and then she serves as a kind of ceremonial figure in in Puerto Rican life as famous for what she did in the eyes of many. She's a nationalist Jerem. The Congress attack is the last major act of violence carried out by the nationalists and the status question. Will it ever become independent. Lever become a state becomes frozen and time time is what we call the eternal question. I mean that what happens to you. After death.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"During the late nineteen thirties and forties while I was in jail when you're smart his political career takes off he starts his own political party called the Popular Democratic Party or PD and his sole focus becomes improving the economy. The status of Puerto Order Rican independence is no longer priority whether we're independent. What a state or at Menial Canada. That's I'm GonNa give you a house all staten. GonNa keep you warm. Munoz Marin figures the only way to lift Puerto Rico out of intense poverty and economic turmoil is with help from the US so so his answer was we're GonNa have a U. S. funded industrial revolution in Puerto Rico and that will bring us maternity. It will bring us good. Wade's jobs. It will bring us all the things right. Industrialization is supposed to bring member that this is the Arabs the new deal as the mortgage trust among the farmers at among the homeowners by providing poorly leasing of debt about pancer the idea the you can transform economies with federal funds is huge when yes martin sets out to convince American companies to invest in Importer Rico and saying to all of these capitalists. I have a pliable jostle. You know population here who loves the US. We've loved the US US ever since it arrived and just calm and you'll have really hard workers who are going to be grateful for factory job. They know how to cut cane fifteen to twenty hours a day and they'll be thrilled to work ten hours a day in your factory. The only problem is some Puerto Ricans are starting to get ideas about unionizing and workers rights and if the company's catch a whiff of this factory owners might not WanNa go up. There's this it's very complicated dance then that the PD gets into of like t to produce the the maternity and abundance that they promise Thomas they gotta get the money from Papa us but papa us doesn't want a radically mobile citizenry.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"You're listening to through line from NPR support for NPR and the following message come from American Express. You've got big the ideas for your business but figuring out how to make them happen can be a real challenge well. The answer may be as simple as American Express financing solutions. They have over four thousand specialists who can help find the right solution for your business. Chat with them today to see if you're eligible so you can get your plans up and running the powerful backing of American Express Express. Don't do business without it. Terms apply learn more at American. EXPRESS DOT COM slash business. Hey it's Rahm teen just another plug for our survey. You can take it at. MPR DOT org slash through line survey. It'll help us make the show better again. It's at NPR DOT org slash through line survey now back to the show one evening sometime in the late nineteen twenties way before the whole Cornelius Rhoads incident Albee's compost is eating dinner alone on at the Hotel Palace in San Juan an acquaintance walks into the restaurant spots Albizu and asks if he can join him for dinner. I'll Bijou agrees the to really connect. They both speak English fluently both studied in America and went to law school and they have the same political mission to see an independent Puerto Rico after this chance encounter the two men me often and the spoken spoken warmly of each other and dined together and it seemed to admire each other that man in the restaurant is named Luis Muneo Else Marie. He was famous for saying that you know the Americans and I arrived on the island together that's because he was born in eighteen ninety eight the same year the US took over Puerto Rico Munoz Marin comes from a family that was well known elite landowning highly educated. I mean and his father had been involved in politics and had actually attain autonomy for Puerto Rico from Spain white one of the great founding fathers of Puerto Rican nationalism then his father became arrested and commissioner in Washington so when yours is is going to be living in the United States so he was bilingual had this great legitimacy among the political elite in Puerto Rico but also you know had had a lot of cultural capital among Americans as having grown up here educated in the United States so he returns to Puerto Rico and he's welcome in a circle of political activists in a way that it'll be soon ever wes GonNa go back to nineteen thirty two right after the sweater Cornelius Mealey's roads letter comes out so at that moment loose manure marine is an independence guy is a nationalist that same year ear in one thousand nine hundred eighty two both I'll be sue and Muna's Marin run for office while Bijou fails to gain political support when you Marin has better luck soon after hatred bears the countryside in Puerto Rico and he roll up his lips on these travels when you're Marin taps into to the anxieties and struggles of the people whereas Albus he's getting rid of Americans assist top priority from when Marin it's getting rid of hunger yeah he was also just such charismatic speak to her like he uses all this redolent religious imagery of course setting himself up as Jesus and everybody else's Jesus his followers but it's like Manna Manna from heaven then it Kinda cops came.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"Then in some dark twist of fate on September thirteenth in Nineteen Twenty eight. There's a massive hurricane the worst hurricane in in its history Hurricane San Felipe the storm killed hundreds hundreds of thousands were left homeless and Puerto Rico's coffee industry was decimated and it's also important to know that coffee grows really slowly tow it takes years before there's another coffee crop then when it seemed things couldn't get any worse in nineteen twenty nine the US stock market collapsed and the US government apportioned the pain the US government decided that it would prioritize sugar growers in the mainland's over sugar growers in the territories at set quotas on production and so that the pain would be distributed so much of Puerto Rico's pain with easy to see but one of its biggest problems was only just coming into view. Many Puerto Ricans were thin Pale and unusually tired you look at the pictures of the peasantry from that time on their skeletons workers cut for years this had been mistaken for hunger or laziness but it was actually epidemic of anemia by the turn of the twentieth at century anemia was the leading cause of death in Puerto Rico but even once it was diagnosed. It took years for researchers to discover what was causing such a widespread red problem especially in coffee plantation workers. It was the result of hookworms that board to a victim's feet as they were walking shoeless in the dirt by the Nineteen Thirties. Anemia is a public health crisis drawing attention from the mainland especially from the Rockefeller Foundation. They're convinced that there might be a medical fix to the problem of poverty in Puerto Rico. Anemia is associated with low productivity vity so for that reason Laura Briggs says it was perfect for the Rockefeller brand which was often very anti labor and so they're backing this idea that mature attorney in Puerto Rico is that people don't work hard enough and if only they weren't so anemic and tired all the time they'd be better workers. MM Puerto Rico wouldn't be so poor. The Rockefeller Foundation sends doctors to the island and one of them is Cornelius Packard roads yeah cornelius packard roads dusty to his friends dusty rooms so he's a doctor and what he's supposed to do is study anemia Amiya and their doctors who come down from the mainland to Puerto Rico before and they'd behaved like doctors right you know they were really worried about experimental treatments in order to preserve the health of the patient above all else. Cornelius Packard roads took a different tack only know from road zone letters is is at first. He was really happy to be there. He thought that there was really good. Funding really good equipment and plenty of patients to do research search for a young man who wanted to make his name in anemia roads is dispatched to San Juan where he gets down to work and he's a colorful whole character who people either like or don't like and somebody strips his car he's he's furious.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"You're listening to through line from NPR support for this podcast asked and the following message come from Google from Connecticut to California from Mississippi to Minnesota. Millions of American businesses are using Google tools to grow online the grow with Google initiative support small businesses by providing free digital skills workshops and one on one coaching and all fifty states helping businesses get online connect with new customers and work more productively learn more at Google dot com slash growl Malcolm glad well as one of the most well known thinkers in the world but he says a lot of his fans don't know that he's black white people don't know black people always how do you feel about that as a rare glad well on race pop culture and a whole lot more next time on it's been omitted from NPR one thousand nine hundred twenty eight was not a good year Puerto Rico thirty years after after the US took over Puerto Rico had little to show for it. This colony was in kind of crisis. Conditions on the island were dire observers who would look at the slums. Clemson San Juan were y'all could hardly believe that such a thing existed under the US flag many Puerto Ricans struggled to eat the shaky economy was built on just two crops sugar and coffee after an examination of Puerto Rico in the nineteen twenties. The Brookings Institute published a study. The Brooklyn says it found that rural workers were using nearly all their wages on food talking about living hand to mouth. That's what they're doing. If you're spending that much aw in food that mean that you don't have any any resources for anything else you just work until you died and you're replace the hope that so many Puerto Ricans had when the US arrived when they joined the US war effort when they'd been granted US citizenship citizenship had been replaced by the realization that the United States had delivered neither liberation nor prosperity and by the Nineteen Twenties and nineteen thirties the rawness honest of that deal became a little clearer to Puerto Ricans.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"Most Puerto Ricans see the US intervention as a liberation. Shen move from Spanish rule compared to Spain the United State. Luke lied that serum. He'll lie about beacon of democracy with all all is superficially. Stay low lie sunk thin lower. Puerto Rican aspire to be the civil war had been fought slavery was was defeated a lot of black Puerto Ricans in particular thought of the United States as the land of Lincoln so it's really interesting that we have in Puerto Rico at the turn of the century. The fledgling Socialist Party is fervently pro. US Intervention Anisa matter of fact right after the United States invaded on a military going in a setup. What takes place. Is that political bodies that are formed won't but to become a state of the union. This is Harry Franker Barra. He's a professor of history at Bloomfield College college and then say this because there was a lot of goodwill toward the United States was salon of hope the US made Puerto Rico a territory of the United States and within months of taking over Americans assigned a military commander to rule the island and completely ignored more parliament Puerto Rico had one from Spain despite this Puerto Ricans for some time remained optimistic that the relationship with the United States would improve improve life on the island and one of those people was a man who would come to be one of the most important figures in the islands Modern History Pedro Albizu. It'll be zoo compass. He's the son of sponsor and a woman will make sounds street three what they call it a title he was born in eighteen ninety one on a bouncer and had been young right at the time of the US invasion and annexation and I'd grown up in a town called Ponce that seemed to welcome the United States. This put it this way bones as the most patrician of but are we going to cities. Ibiza compost himself didn't come from one of those patrician or wealthy families but he did get a good education as a result of living in a rich city council. We have of him as a child is that he was really interested in his mainland teachers. When he was studying in Puerto Rico he moved to the the United States to study I in Vermont and then he transferred to Harvard. That's when we'll want started. As World War One began. I'll be composts like many puerto artery cans believed that the US would ultimately deliver a better life for the people of the island and when he was in law school in Nineteen Seventeen Puerto Ricans became in US citizens. This was part of an effort to Puerto Rico into the war effort and for the United States to shore up some legitimacy in a place where you know it it found itself in an awkward position propounding liberty on the world stage and yet holding this place. Oh has a large and prominent colony to Albee's Zoo compos citizenship and the award presented an opportunity and we have him writing about trying to make sense of what does it mean that the United States is at war and where to Puerto Ricans fit in it and what he wrote he wrote to the Harvard Crimson to say Puerto Ricans now have citizenship we are now part of this project and we are really excited to be part of it and so he said ultimately. I will stand with the United States. He joined the army of these who campus join an officer training camp with what the Rica at its ice cold the color regimen or for Blackberry Oregon's he trains as awarded the rank of first lieutenant any quite clearly had the hope that this would lead to who Puerto Rican independence that Puerto Rico would stand with the United States. I would part of this project for liberation. At the end of the war might lead to Puerto Rican independence. That's the expectation that he had and as it turned out he was disappointed..
"puerto rico" Discussed on Throughline
"They won't stop until the Governor Step Step Order Rico Governor Ricardo CEO CEO has officially handed in his resignation letter to the government the first pictures now coming in from Puerto Rico after taking a direct hit hurricane Maria slamming into the island and as you heard officials saying the island is destroyed and the number of people who were killed in the storm and its aftermath is now exponentially higher. Ford was not enough the guy's aw in all an agonizing wait people desperate to escape now. I hate to tell you Puerto Rico but you've thrown a bunch of little out of whack because we spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico President Calling Puerto Rico one of the most corrupt places on Earth said a while yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico will ever end. You're you're listening to through line from. NPR will be go back in time to understand the present. Hey amounting I'm Rhonda Today on the show Puerto Rico as I'm sure you know Puerto Rico has had a really intense this couple of years hurricanes political turmoil had forced the people on the island to face some difficult questions and possibly the toughest one to answer what what exactly should the relationship between the mainland. US and Puerto Rico Puerto Rico became a territory of the US in eighteen ninety eight and for the next fifty years ears Puerto Ricans fiercely debated whether the island should push to become an independent country or have a closer relationship with the United States the battles fought over that that question resonate to this day in the way mainland Americans view the island with indifference confusion or hostility and also in the way the island struggles with political go and economic instability so in this episode we're going to revisit those first fifty years of Puerto Rico's relationship with the mainland and the Keith figures who shaped the islands fate.
"puerto rico" Discussed on 1A
"Rico being ready for the next hurricane, and what are you doing to to get ready? So you know, considering that Puerto Rico went through a catastrophic event, you know, this is the big event of FEMA has been planning for years or may any happening the Rico, one thousand miles away from the mainland so that the ended a lot older Charlotte is meeting in resources to I in. So what what I can tell you is that a federal Rico right now, if we get a don't be concerned, we're gonna have lots of power because we just finished restoring the power. This is not the reconstruction of the power. This is just restoring power to get by with the homes now the recovery of Puerto Rico's ears. And so now he's when we started looking at it, what is the action for the Rico? We're doing. Or the whole grade reading, Puerto Rico, forty, five years old. The evidence in the case is twenty. So this, this has to be more resilient and he has to be, but I knew it. It was kind of what I'm getting a who's. I mean, I'm kind of wondering why that wasn't already planned for before. I mean, Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for quite some time, and we've known what the power grid looks like in Puerto Rico for some time. It's not like the disaster recovery systems in Florida and Texas and so forth where you've got other neighboring states to help out. It almost seems like Puerto Rico should have been a slam dunk because we knew Puerto Rico is more vulnerable. We shouldn't even able to prepare for that before now and be ready to rebuild quickly because it's so vulnerable. Well, if you look at a, you know, Percival rebuild quickly, but that's a piece. Said and done. So Susan, that older materials that are for the Rico for the reconstruction of Puerto Rico have to come from the state. And then right now we're limited. It's pretty point three million people. You know, we're limited by the amount of contractors that we have on the island considered in that we have to actually six hundred sixty six thousand homes. Most actually insulted movie Los fix the roads and bridges most getting to schools that need repairs over a thousand schools that maybe bears. So we have, we want to compete for resources. We're gonna compete for contracting. We're going to be competing for a lot of stuff with everyone is gonna try to the ripple search in the same time. So that's where we actually based you for how do we actually get the manpower that we need rain them on power working with the department, and they went to get that that Mumbai were ready for the reconstruction. Let's come into Puerto Rico. It's not gonna be a sprint. This is not the type of disaster that you the typical you have an event and within three months out of the response, and then you start your. Polity and you'll get more forward in this one. We just finished for writing the last meals to the residents of Puerto Rico, biking for February. I still have a hundred then at eight or install in the island, but writing essential utilities to some residents of Puerto Rico. So I'm dealing that response thing to get out of the historic refunds in Puerto Rico, which had me. I mean, the biggest, the biggest three of these, the biggest nation for health and human services, right over thirty. Six thousand people attended too. So I mean that transition right now, what I can tell you is that we have done smartest possible to get ready..
"puerto rico" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Disaster one. All right. Let's move from one Trump failure to the next hurricane. Maria. We have new. We have a new death toll in Puerto Rico after hurricane, Maria, the official death toll was sixty four and that was the previous official death toll. Everyone knew that that was not accurate. And luckily there has now been an investigation into the number of people who have died, and the number is actually closer to three thousand. So officials said the two thousand nine hundred seventy five people died in Puerto Rico, following hurricane, Maria, last September. The revised death toll, as I had mentioned is nearly fifty times the previous estimate of sixty four. So the numbers are different because a number of different things, the initial number of sixty four only counted the people who had died during the hurricane because of the storm. So if the building that they were in collapsed or if they were hit by debris and died as a result of that, but a number of people died. Thousands of people died after. That because of all of the issues that they had to deal with in their infrastructure, the lack of electricity, the spread of diseases, those counted or this new number counted. Those who died in the six months, following the storm as a result of poor health care and a lack of electric city and clean water repeated power cuts also led to an increased number of deaths from diabetes and sepsis. Now they are asking the US government congress specifically for additional funding. One.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"Heels of that comes the financial global financial meltdown so you've got this like nafta within the us model and then nafta sort of bleeds away that economic engine right that this certain model that you're going to have these factories and that's replaced by the set of tax incentives right that there's a sort of like well that goes away and now we're gonna give you you can go and do stuff as corporation in puerto rico and get some sort of preferential tax treatment if you do it there right that that became the kind of new model for economic development that's been the very very sort of desperate hail mary that the that the puerto rican government has put in place just over the last four or five years to try to show some kind of economic activity on the books and it's very different from that industrialization strategy that was a program that was called operation bootstraps which was this industrialization program in the forties fifties and sixties that provide did these big tax breaks to american corporations if they set up in puerto rico an in exchange for those tax breaks they created thousands upon thousands of jobs what's happening now in puerto rico is very different this is about luring what they call high net worth individuals to set up their official residencies in puerto rico and also to change the address of their corporation so it's appealing specifically to hedge fund managers people who are very mobile because they just need access to data twice also appealing to crypto currency traders there used to be a requirement that they create four jobs and they have since waived that requirement so literally don't even need to hire.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"There's a question about like when did the problems for puerto rico start that seem really urgent right now as we think about the recovery and what happened there and i guess i want to know what your how you would answer that like when when did the problem start right it's a good question and i think there are many different start dates mean you could start with the beginning of spanish colonization you could start with the handover from the spanish to the americans you could start with the signing of nafta and how that impacted puerto rico's economy because puerto rico's economic development was a sort of a pro nafta miss something that a lot of people don't understand but before there was free trade before there were macula doors in mexico and central america and american companies were able to offshore their manufacturing to cheaper labor they used puerto rico that way but it wasn't internet national because they could still say the stuff was being made in the usa because puerto rico is technically part of the united states so actually the whole free trade model was workshop in puerto rico but then when the pretrade deal started to be signed all these manufacturers fled puerto rico right because because if you're competing on wages like you could cheap labor in mexico than you can puerto rico it's funny you say that because it was a big scandal back in the abramov years in the republican congress at one of the things they did was using like american samoa and guam in these territories for the exact same gig right like opening these very low wage factories was really bad labour conditions but but slapping made in america exactly so and then or you could date back to two thousand and six which was the expiration date for all of these tax incentives that lured american manufacturers there so the process of deindustrializing puerto rico began with the free trade era but it the death blow was the expiration of those tax breaks and then hot on the.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
"The medical infrastructure and puerto rico and that number is not surprising to puerto ricans who experienced the aftermath of the storm who've been saying that they know loved ones who died because of lack of medical care to reporters who have been on the ground saying people weren't able to get insulin they weren't able to go for dialysis they were not able to get access to oxygen all the kinds of things that chronic illness in an island that is rather old in its medium age needs access to all taken away now what was also shocking about that number was that the official death toll will so low sixty four people everyone knew that number was bullshit people knew was bullshit in the weeks afterwards when basically none of the morgues reporting and so the number was always preposterous even when donald trump went down to puerto rico and did the bizarre unseemly cringe inducing victory lap about how low the death toll was while in fact the death toll was in the hundreds of that point probably the thousands of mounting up now there are people who argue about the methodology to harbor study and it's true that it's essentially an estimate it's an attempted an estimate the hardest data we have put the minimum around thousand people who died in puerto rico but here's the thing whatever the scale in numerical terms the disaster despite the fact that this was a massive story in america despite the fact that it's something that they've talked about politically there's a fundamental way in which even though puerto rico is american soil in puerto ricans are americans the way in which we as a culture and as a political entity have processed the tragedy of puerto rico has been about another place the reaction if it were houston or new orleans as in katrina or a new york city after sandy would have just been completely different and that's because perico occupies a bizarre limited space politically it is a subject of american law it is a democracy that gets to vote for its own governor and legislative body but doesn't fully control to in destiny in fact they experienced some version of the kind of thing that we literally rebelled against with the british crown and spill blood over the fundamental argument of the revolution which is that we should have total say over what we do as.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Toure Show
"Like a conspiracy theory but i know how much you and others have been working on talking about this and researching this and i mean you it does seem like there are folks in washington or in various state houses who are saying if we let them starve many of them will leave and then we'll be able to sell this land or sell these services for a much better value for all of us and i think what makes it more obvious in puerto rico and what makes it less of a conspiracy and just kinda straight reporting is that before the hurricanes there there there was puerto rico is was in an economic crisis and that economic crisis was actively used to attack what little democracy puerto ricans have right i mean puerto rico's essentially a colony puerto ricans are not able to vote for the us president they don't have an elected representative in congress yet they have to live under us laws right they do however have the ability to vote do they pay taxes to the american government they do they pay taxes without representation straight up right but they do have some representation in that they're able to vote for their governor they're able to vote for their mayors and in two thousand sixteen the debt crisis in puerto rico was used to pass this law called promise which effectively did away with this minimal democracy and created a an emergency management board which is very similar to the emergency management board in detroit in flint michigan right where the bankruptcy of a city is used to say you know what you and this is almost always done in in majority black and brown cities to say we don't trust you anymore to elect your own representatives because of your economic crisis this we are now going to appoint this emergency management body that is gone.
"puerto rico" Discussed on The Takeaway
"We need congress to act there is a supplemental not only four puerto rico but for other states that has been established but that hasn't been seen by by the senate yet but we we're asking for puerto rico to get fear an equitable treatment here we're asking for medicaid fix as was done with louisiana so that we can get the cost sharing you know waived for two years are asking for the tax considerations based on the sort of tax overhaul that that really hindered puerto rico as a as a jurisdiction we're asking for a one hundred percent costsharing from from the fema programs as well and some directed funding for certain areas in housing and the energy grid a because puerto rico different to the other jurisdictions we have a fiscal trunch so we really need some seat funding to get things started i know it's been catastrophe it's been a challenge i've been in in the in the center of it but certainly as governor i need to look at the opportunity and there is a onceinalifetime opportunity for us over here to change a you know the energy grid from the 1950s old energy grid too one that can be a model across the world leapfrogging into utilities 20 changing a an education system that doesn't give the service it needs to give to the children's so for they for them to be competitive in the real world to one that that actually does and that gives every child the opportunity to move forward to put some competitive tax attacks tax components here at the local level because we sort of got railroaded at the federal level so that folks can see puerto rico's a destination to prosper and to create jobs in an alternative so again i understand that this is a long road ahead but it's one that i am willing to embark on that the people of puerto rico are willing to embark on an that if we execute and get the proper resources it's going to be a great puerto rico five seven years down the road governor ricardo ceo of puerto rico thank you for your time sirri appreciate it thank you time.
"puerto rico" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from novo nordisk working to defeat diabetes for more than ninety years through prevention diagnosis and treatment more at novo nordisk dot u s a hurricane damage from puerto rico from puerto rico is being felt in hospitals across the rest of the united states that's because a lot of medical devices are manufactured in puerto rico in fact more than one hundred plants there do that kind of work or did that kind of work until hurricane maria struck a couple of months ago production as you may expect is down and the manufacturers have a long way to go to return to full capacity allison kojak reports that's causing shortages on the mainland admits tara washington hospital center doctors and nurses are moving as many patient as they can from iv medications to the same drugs in pill form if there are available ampicillin is one on catholics has a equivalent so in coming in annex buddy levin is the head of pharmacy sir sense for all ten medstyle hospitals she says there's a shortage across the country of iv bags specifically socalled many bags that are used to deliver medications some contain saline solution and others are premixed with madison said the plane bags the mixed bags there's so the shortages of all kinds of a small volume medications so now the hospital staff has been told to change their habits and conserve we use the small bags to deliver many medications and some we can only deliver that way some there are other alternatives the shortage of the direct result of the hurricane damage in puerto rico they're more than a hundred drug and medical device plant on the island three of them belonged to baxter one of the biggest suppliers of iv bags to us hospitals all three of baxter's plant shutdown temporarily and at least two are still running on generators christie guests says the baxter plant that makes many bags is pretty remote it's a top a mountain and the roads have been very compromised.