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Study: Texas Bases Lead Army Posts in Risk of Sexual Assault
"Female soldiers in certain states faced a higher risk of sexual assault and other misconduct at their military bases in women at other locations across the country the rand corporation study the incidence of sexual assault harassment and other misconduct at army bases and finds female soldiers at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss in Texas face the highest risk particularly those in combat command's field artillery or engineering jobs other bases with red flags are fort Campbell Kentucky fort Carson Colorado and Fort Riley in Kansas the review follows last year's death of army specialist Vanessa again at Fort Hood which led to criticism of military leaders for not adequately dealing with high rates of sexual assault and harassment at that base Jackie Quinn Washington
Odds of Leaving Military Double After Sexual Assault
"Floyd staff. Groups who experienced sexual trauma are more likely to leave the service early. That's according to a report released this spring by the RAND Corporation. Carson Frame of Texas Public Radio has more on how sex crimes impact military readiness. The rand surveyors found that sexual assault double the odds that a service member would separate the term for leaving the military within 28 months. Meanwhile, sexual harassment was associated with roughly 8% of all separations during the same time period. Andrew Morale is a behavioral scientist with the Rand corporation. We all know I think that sexual assault sexual harassment has tremendous costs to the individuals involved in it. But Think less attention has been paid to what the institutional costs are Moral says most of those who separated did so by choice, often sacrificing
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Surging. Where Are Hospitals Reaching Capacity?
"Sign that the United States is in a Corona virus surge. Hospitalizations around the country have nearly doubled since late September. Some hospitals are already talking about rationing care. Will stone has more back In the spring, Dr. William Elms was watching the surge of covert patients in New York City and reading his hospitals in Wisconsin to enter the same We waited and waited. It did not come about six months later it has arrived. Melman's is the chief medical officer at the Marshfield Clinic Health System, which covers mostly rural Wisconsin. We will be pushed to the limit by the end of the month. Covert patients are filling up their beds at an unsustainable rate. And because so many parts of Wisconsin in the Midwest are under siege, Melmed says. There are not many places they can turn to. Either to send their patients or to get extra staff. Creating the manpower to take care of our patients is the dilemma. You know, we don't have any areas to decompress. We don't have safety valves to put our patients. This is the message coming from or hospitals in more states every day. For weeks, the US Corona virus pandemic has shattered records. In the wake of those sky. High numbers Come hospitalizations, Lawrence, our studies hospital capacity at Johns Hopkins University. We have a legitimate reason to be very, very concerned about our health system and national level. That's because this surge could wash over many places simultaneously. In at least 18 states. Covert patients account for more than 10% of all hospitalizations. Above that 10% is where we really think. Okay, Perhaps we have to start enacting search strategies and crazies. Standards of care in some places Crisis standards of care, a broad term for how hospitals make decisions around treatment when re sources are limited. In the worst case scenarios it can lead to rationing of care. Some states, including Utah, have recently warned this could be on the horizon. Machida Beer is an emergency physician and researcher at the University of Michigan in the Rand Corporation. If there are many epicenters a beer says it will be much harder to shuffle around. Resource is because everyone will be overwhelmed. So it's space staff and stuff, and you need all three. And if you don't have one, it doesn't matter if you have the other two, and most U. S. Hospitals already don't have much cushion they usually run close to capacity, especially during flu season. Then, on top of that ad covert patients who Khun require lots more time and care, and it strains the system. This is a scarce resource Critical care. Nurses are scarce. Ventilators are scarce as you know respiratory therapists or skirts, and she worries about to become even more scarce. For NPR news. I'm Wellstone.
Washington, DC - New report underscores conditions that made Prince George’s vulnerable to covid-19
"County has counted the largest number of covert 19 cases of any county, Maryland and a new report highlights factors, The Washington Post reports. Those include overcrowded housing, large numbers of people with chronic health conditions and the highest percentage of uninsured residents in the state. The report was conducted by the RAND Corporation, which was hired by the county two years ago to study the health of county residents and recommend ways to improve. Releasing
Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays
"And health insurers paying more than twice as much as Medicare does for hospital services that's included in a new report from the Rand Corporation. Showing that businesses and private insurance companies paid hospitals an average of 247% of what Medicare paid between 2016 and 2018. The results of show that access to such information is important for employers to make sure their insurers are negotiating for low and consistent hospital rates. Swedish tech
Forging International Consensus About the Future of Intelligence - with Jerome Glenn
"So Jerome got a lot to talk about here in terms of artificial intelligence governance, artificial general intelligence. The reason I think this conversation will be fun is because you've thought through some future scenarios with with very large organizations for many years. Very High Level and you've learned a lot in the process of what is the process for pulling together different stakeholders imagining, what will the future be? What should we do I? Mean very complicated. You go about it. Of course, one of the first things you do is you gotta find out the state of the art of whatever it is you know is there is, let's say five elements to it or ten elements, and you know was the state of the art on this element on this element, this element, this element. Now myself I won't know enough to do that. So we have a global network of networks sixty five nodes. Return Network himself within countries, and so I can say, here's where we are so far and they tell me what else ought to be considered. So there's so as global sort of a state of the art assessment finger. Yeah and then within that with take a look and say what questions were not asked the authorities have been asked. and. What questions were as but answered, superficial. That gives us questions to as in a Delphi study, which is a questionnaire goes around the world. And the results of that then becomes guts content to create draft scenarios. We send address narrows back out and everybody hasn't at Pat and presides over, and then we can say, okay, what do you do about this scenario? What did you do about it? You'll see a good action as well as scenarios this sort of a general approach So you talked about the Delphi study I actually recall you bringing this up the first time you and I chatted I don't remember who has five years ago or something wild like that. Speak briefly about wooded Delphi study is so I like finger on the pulse what are we missing? Pulling, those ideas together and then there's this kind of dispersion to generate even more. What is the Delphi study. Delphi questionnaire. Whose second round. Is. Determined by the results of the first round. And third round is determined by the results the second route. the reason for it was that there were generals and admirals and experts that don't always the same room with each other at the Rand Corporation.
Drug Companies Face Lawsuits From Opioid Crisis As They Respond To The Pandemic
"This week, Johnson and Johnson announced a $1 billion deal with the federal government to develop a new Corona virus vaccine. It's one of many drug companies on the front lines of the covert 19 response, but many of these same firms are facing an avalanche of lawsuits for their role in the opioid epidemic. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Man has been following this and joins us now. Hi bran. Hi, Stacy. Somewhere in this seems like kind of a complicated moment for the drug industry in two very different stories playing out, But first tell us where things stand with the opioid lawsuits. Yeah, eso covered 19 basically shut down the court system nationally for months, but now that log jam is breaking loose and thousands of these civil and criminal cases they're grinding forward again. Big federal trial against pharmacy chains involved in the opiate epidemic just got the green light in Ohio. And next month, a lawsuit against two drugmakers Endo and Mallinckrodt goes to a jury trial in Tennessee. I spoke with Gerard Stranz, one of the lead attorneys representing local governments. In that case, they're demanding billions of dollars in compensation from these companies. Justice delayed is justice denied, and they know that when they sit in front of a jury of the community members would have to explain their conduct. There is no explanation and they're going to have to answer for what they've done. Remember, the federal government says 1/4 1,000,000 Americans have died after taking these opioid medications, and the drug industry is still scrambling to cope with the legal and financial fallout from that. Is there a risk that that opioid look, lawsuits could destabilize or maybe even bankrupt drug companies? I mean this at a time when they are really needed to respond to the pandemic. You know, people are talking a lot about this. Some drug companies have already filed for bankruptcy because of opioids and other firm Mallinckrodt said this week they may file for Chapter 11. So there is concern that holding these companies accountable for the addiction epidemic could disrupt their ability to make these important medical products. Rebecca half a G studies opioid litigation for the Rand Corporation and the University of Michigan. All of these companies have other products as well as opioids that are used for medically necessary purposes. So the goal is not necessarily to put these pharmacies thes manufacturers these distributors out of business altogether, and that would actually be bad for public health and or the health care industry. So one thing I'm hearing Stacy's. As these court cases all move forward. There's new pressure to reach some kind of national opioids settlement that would end all this uncertainty for the drug industry. I mean, obviously, the opioid lawsuits have been a huge black eye for the drug industry. Do you think the pandemic will give them a chance to repair some of the damage to their reputations? I think that is part of the story. Right now. Johnson and Johnson is a good example. Last year Oklahoma one A half $1,000,000,000 decision against the company of the state's attorney general described Johnson and Johnson as a drug kingpin organization for its role making and selling opioids. It's terrible PR. Now the company's casting itself really differently is a public health champion. Of course, a lot of state and local governments say not so fast. They want billions of dollars from these companies before they put the opioid crisis
Kevin Rudd on anarchy in the post COVID-19 world order, and could stable democracy be a reality in Iraq?
"Former Prime Minister Kevin right on the geopolitical consequences of the pandemic. He predicts the coming post covered. Anneke plus Iraq believe it or not. It's future looks brought today than it has an any point in the past Dick. I'd stay with us for my chat with Linda Robinson from the Rand Corporation. She'll tell us while we should not give up on Baghdad's fragile. Democracy Corona virus continues to take a toll on the health of nations around the world. One thing has become clear the winners and losers not who we might have expected a year ago. The virus is taking an uneven and unpredictable. Course through the world defying. I usual assumptions about power and resilience. Some small poor countries being left relatively unscathed all powerful prosperous nations. I've been ravaged. So what does this mean for global order and for the strategic robbery between China and the United States? Will everything change or is the virus? Mealy accelerating trends that were already in place. Former prime minister of Australia. Kevin Rudd is the President of the Society Policy Institute in New York. He's written an essay in the most recent issue of Foreign Affairs magazine in New York. It's called the coming postcode Enki and he joins me now. From Queensland's Sunshine Coast Kevin Rudd. Welcome back to between the lawns. Good to be with you on between the lines. Now you'll recent essays titled The coming Postcode Anneke Y Anneke. You're good real turns color of international relations you would know that realists assume that. Anneke is in fact the natural state All the International Society of states rent was Headley Bull who wrote about this crowd along time ago and Australian realist and Australian realist. Ten within the real documents that order actually represents the exception rather than the rule So why do I argue this I argue it because the current order as we've done since forty five is underpinned by and large by US geopolitical pound Gio economic power secondly That's become challenge at least by China Thirdly the Cova crisis has turbo charge The hit on American real and perceived power. But there's a full factor as well. Which is the impact which the Cova crisis has on China's Powell not least the damage to its economy the flow through effect to its ability to spend on the amounts of money on its military and on the belt and road initiative example but more importantly international perceptions of China in the developed in the developing world. So where do we end up? We end up not with The same old order as in the past but a slow and steady drift towards more anoc order. We're both China and the US damaged and the institutions of global governance with the UN. The will bank the National Monetary Fund the G. Twenty etc become increasingly the terrain for geopolitical battle. Between these two wounded POWs a K. Sunday the country's the victory he but some analysts say that China's heavy handed approach eccentric lockdowns violence. That's been a political win for Xi Jinping in Matt strengthened the Central Authority of the communist regime. How would you respond to them? Well let's look at That argument within China itself. There's been a huge hit on the accompany And as a result of that China will have its worst gross numbers twenty twenty the Ted in over half a century since the end of the Cultural Revolution almost That is huge. It undermines She Jinping's China Drain which was One pillar of which was for China to quadruple. Its G. D. DP by twenty twenty measured against two thousand levels this single year of itself. Economic non-performance blows a hole amidships in that and then secondly on top of that. Tom You've got the problem which arises in terms of internal political debates within China so and I think some growing levels of resistance to Xi Jinping's on leadership and finally as I mentioned before The blowback around the world in terms of the economic damage To economize both developed and developing causing a big question mark to a rise in terms whether China has in fact being the risk to the world's best friend because of the outbreak of this virus. So these factors I think. Qualify the overall argument you hear from some the China's authoritarian model in managing the crisis domestically translates into a geopolitical win the China internationally. I don't think that necessarily holes walk conversations. Do you think heaven. I going on right now in Beijing over China's place in the world I mean is the division division over this so-called Wolf Warrior this is the and diplomacy we often hear about a division between that Wolf Warrior. Diplomacy versus say China's desire to promote soft power. Chinese politics in some respects is not dissimilar to elements of politics. We and other countries. That is you find nationalist. Ten internationalists you find a local ists globalists' you find audio logs versus as it were reformers and pregnant at this and so the as political system while it's Control by Xi Jinping's leadership still has all these tensions and personalities within it so the debates now I think are of a twofold. How do we allow this to happen? In the first place what failed in terms of the processes insistence China put in place after the Saas Crisis of two thousand and three to prevent a pandemic or epidemic as it was then from happening again. The second debate is how the Hillary you get the economy back together again given the China a economy with forty percent of Gdp comes from the traded six or the economy and International. Trade is being blend. Bits by this crosses and the other debate again between nationalists internationalised is the one. You've just touched on the Tom. Which is China's wolf worried diplomats out there launching attacks against any critique of China's performance On the one hand defend the party's legitimacy and on the other hand older more seasoned diplomat saying this isn't actually contributing much to the improvement of China's global image those discussions and debates underway. At the moment we're talking about this wolf warrior diplomacy. What do you make of China's recent boycotts threats of boycotts of Australian Exports Bali? Beef what what's going on well as I've said in other recent interviews since those public statements by the China's ambassador Australia it's unacceptable in my view for any ambassador accredited to any country to receive public threats against the host country In City five years of more dealing with the Australian China relationship I don't recall previous Chinese ambassadors of having done that not by any Australian diplomat ever having done that irrespective of the crisis of the day with was ten on all the things that I went through when I was in office etc so I think as a matter of shall we say diplomatic practice. What occurred then was regrettable as as being some of the hotline commentary. Which emanated from the Chinese nationalist media? the bottom line is however the Chinese nationalists have seen The effectiveness All the some of these sorts of measures when applaud various countries in the past sorts of economic leverage which China replied to no way out to no way through the Nobel Prize Committee Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to a famous Chinese dissident And I've also seen how those Economic Leverage points of work with various of the Europeans. So this is not alien to the Chinese playbook my argument about China's Australia's management of The relationship in prison is that if the Australian government's of the view and a view I in general support that there needs to be an independent international inquiry as to the origins the virus transmission of the virus notifications to the WHO and threw them to the world community etc. Then again to put that Ford isn't as trade in government and then do some work on it. I get a few other governments to come along with you an advance that through the multilateral machinery which rather than just blow it out as a thought bubble That's the way which you do. Real things in the international community rather than I. Fear sometimes pitching a diplomatic initiative primarily for domestic political leverage into straighter. What complicates matters? Further is president trump's theory that the virus was leaked from a lab in Wuhan and raises the question. Why would China agree to enquiry without losing this between the lines on? Abc Radio National. The familiar voice. You're hearing is former prominence to Kevin. Rudd is now president of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York. We've been talking about his article in the current issue of Foreign Affairs magazine. Kevin we'll talking about China and how it's paid a price as a result of this current ivars. Let's turn to the United States. How badly damaged is the use in your judgement? I mean we'll recover reasonably quickly With a change of administration in November or does the damage go deep. Perhaps too deep for recovery has been deep damage politically. The the. The House is a divided house within the United States. Those of us who have followed. Us politics of the many years have rarely seen it This divisive and that actually is a real factor in terms of constructing a post presidential election national consensus on how America engages the World. And the future. American politics has become so binary including on America's own future will view on the economic damage. It's huge. This is the biggest hit on newest economy at least since nineteen forty-six and the recovery from the war and probably since the depression the end of the depression and thirty three So this takes a while to recover But the American economy know a history of resilience. Look what happened after the global financial crisis? But well I was going to make the point to is enormous capacity for change and renewal. I mean you think about its recovery from the civil war that oppression in Vietnam. You being a bit too pessimistic. Kevin. Well I live in the United States and I actually listened to the debate on back in Australia now and when my American interlocutors Republican and Democrat Friends of mine over twenty years who A positive let's call it. The Foreign Policy National Security Policy Machinery signed that it's become increasingly hard to forge consensus these days across the aisle on America's behavior in the world That is a real issue. Then it's not just my external analysis it's part of the internal analysis within the US itself. Do I think the United States can come through the domestic political Malays and the Economic Destruction? Which has occurred? Yes I do. Because it's remarkably resilient country But I think a precondition is that We see a Democrat. Win this November it's not that. I am a A cheerleader for Joe Biden. Personally I barely know the man Bought he's lucky to put together a mainstream Competent Foreign Policy and National Security Policy Tame as opposed to Frankly the chaotic nature of the trump administration on most foreign and national security policy questions. And that I think is necessary for America to rebuild. Its alliances abroad rebuild. Its credibility in the eyes of the risks of the will and to overcome what has been an extraordinary period where America rather than taking the lead in the global recovery From the virus both in public health systems and economic terms as simply being missing in action and in fact the unable to contain it's the damage domestically
"rand corporation" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Rand corporation a nonprofit nonpartisan research organization examining what scientific research can tell us about the effects of gun policy in America learn more at rand dot org. this is All Things Considered from NPR news channel switching and Mary Louise Kelley another day another tweet from the president announcing he's fired one of his top advisers quote I inform John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House trump tweeted I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions added as did others in the administration and therefore I asked John for his resignation which was given to me this morning John Bolton has been serving as trump's national security adviser his third in less than three years with me now are NPR is are you sure Roscoe who covers the White House hi there hello and interstitial Telamon over the state department him shall hi there are you sure I'm gonna start with you how much of a surprise was this in some ways it wasn't a huge surprise that would trump in Bolton were always kind of an odd here because truck came in office saying that he was going to stop all these endless wars in Bolton is known as a hawk but they were able to make it work for more than a year there were some signs so that the relationship was framed there was this big incident where trial over the summer when trump met with Kim Jong on north Korea's Kim Jong un and he stepped into North Korea and Bolton wasn't there he was on a trip to Mongolia right and the secretary of state Mike Pompeii what it is but nowhere to be found exactly yeah yeah so they try to defend it but it's still it it seemed as though maybe this was a little bit of a surprise to Bolton himself at least the timing he he tweeted right after the president trump trump tweeted that he fired in Bolton tweeted that he offered to resign last night and president trump so let's talk about it tomorrow so it is yeah this is this administration's never really on the same page and in this case is well they were not they can get on the same page about the time line so it did seem like that Bolton was kind of caught off guard but the fact that he contradicted trump so quickly shows that he's not necessarily going to go just quietly into the night and that he may be willing to start the pot even after he's gone. Michelle let me bring you in here because I want to talk about what impact this may have on national security policy Bolton as are you should have just mentioned was seen as a Hawker a guy who like to fight here is president trump answering a question about that this summer on NBC do you feel like you were being pushed in the military action against Iran by any of your guys I have two groups of people I have doesn't have hawks you.
Girl Security Brings War Games To A Younger Generation
"Unique wargaming exercise designed by women allows girls to be powerful generals for a day is NPR's Hana alarm reports not a lamb reports it's part of a wider effort to boost women's participation and national security armor or missiles on a recent morning fifteen teenage girls and young women cluster around maps of North Korea in an office overlooking the Pentagon says say you were to denuclearize North Korea can't they just make more the teams are here through a nonprofit called girl security this is the first time in the world of wargaming military commanders use war games to test strategies and likely consequences think of it as a choose your own adventure exercise to find the best course of action the North Korea scenario comes from women wargamers at the rand corporation the defense think tank they call themselves the dams of war games and one of them Stacey Pettijohn lays out the dire but fictional scenario the girls will face today is July eighth twenty twenty axe sometime in the not so distant future an open conflict is broken out on the Korean peninsula what penny John describes as the Pentagon's nightmare scenario talks have collapsed after a series of deadly **** for tat escalations two nuclear powers are on the brink of war this is where I want you to stop being you're you're gonna have to start to role play here half of them are assigned to the blue team the joint command of the United States and South Korea the rest go to the red team they'll play north Korean leaders trying to stay in power both sides get right down to strategy first up the American group missiles offer the conventional attack for calling you age okay but I don't know but then we're going to use our air power to fake out into support the ground on the other side the north Korean red team they're plotting sneak attack to cut off US allied forces at the south Korean border what is seen these like a small chemical lab and see if they could not see any further south okay I mean that would just make certain immobile it would be a fairly assertive so all of this is a lesson in asymmetric warfare Jenny Oberholtzer one of the game designers says it makes sense that the girls are good at this I can't imagine a better training for thinking about trying to win an unfair fight when things are stacked against you then being a teenager when Oberholtzer got into war gaming in her early twenties she loved being on the red team the enemy team trying to beat super powers who had more weapons money an ally I was very today colonel had that big army on my side I was the little girl running through playing things up scene with this button would do in trying to figure out how to sneak past them and when because that's how I had to think just stick get through the lunch line by now the teens who started the exercise with basic questions discussing civilian casualties and international treaties they're also learning that power even imaginary power can be intoxicating I'm loving it that's eighteen year old rose Kelly from Maryland hi as myself in just how easy it is been to hit the proverbial button it's been a really really easy for a couple of the young women there was a personal dimension to the game on the red team crystal Leigh I'm currently eighteen years old I'm from Fairfax Virginia and I'm a recent high school graduate she has family ties to the country the people that her team is targeting it's not lost on her that for many on the peninsula this is not a game I was a Korean American I grew up in you know Virginia but my parents were immigrants from South Korea so it puts a more real life aspect to what we're doing today and on the blue team Alexis Visser and nineteen year old army reservists who comes from a military family in Florida the little plastic figurine she's moving around could represent people she knows maybe even herself one day that's the one thing that I've had on my hotline this whole time is how your sh critically putting lives for caucus she plays with the pieces looking for the best way to keep her forces safe maybe she could pair Telerate with infantry to attack but this soon runs into the ugly reality of war there's no way around kind of military casualties order counters to use them it is it something that this has made real picture in my mind as if anything was to happen like this how we can put in danger people I know friends family people I work with after a couple more around the game is winding down and no the girls have been discovered some magical break through petty John again the situation is not good by the end of the game North Korea had used chemical weapons and deployed in nuclear land mine but lost much of its ground forces the US and south Korean side also suffered heavy casualties after a chemical attack the girls looked glum rose Kelly the trigger happy red team player didn't sound so stoked anymore it's really easy to forget the human cost
Amazon's HQ2 announcement is imminent
"Beth Fertig reports it has to do with how defendants are represent researchers from the RAND Corporation studied the Bronx defenders so called holistic model which provides social workers to clients and helps the max drug treatment and other services. They compared outcomes to the legal aid societies more traditional practice looking at a decade's worth of data. They found clients served by the Bronx defenders were about sixteen percent less likely to get sentenced to jail and their sentences were twenty four percent shorter. The researchers said lawyers who help clients address their problems are able to persuade prosecutors and judges to select alternatives to incarceration, the legal aid society noted that much of the data came from a time when it's caseloads were larger than they are today for the. The rest of this evening here in our area. It'll be pretty rainy temperature rise knew about
"rand corporation" Discussed on Perception Gaps
"As you know policy is is one of the most divisive science policy questions if very tied to partisan views. So if you tell me your party affiliation. I have a pretty good idea of a lot of your ideas about them policy. Andrew morale is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation for the last few years. He's been leaning project called gun policy in America, you can find it on their website. And you should look it up because it's really cool and interactive the project shows the different research that's been done around the effectiveness of various gun policies. One problem. They've identified is a lack of research and another problem is the quality of the research that has been done. Let's pick up here with our conversation. You mentioned that it kind of seems like there's not actually that much research or data or studies that kind of look at the effects of policy. I'm just curious. Why is that why isn't there more ADA out there? Well, one reason is that for the past twenty years. The US government has systematically avoided funding research in this area up until about nineteen ninety six the CDC was investing some money in a gun violence research, then in nineteen Ninety-six congress passed a era rider to to the preparations Bill called the Dickey amendment. That said that citizen couldn't be engaged in research that was advocating for different types of laws, and since then the CDC really hasn't been engaged in any research or very little research on gun violence. Do we know why the federal government decided to stop? Well, congress was upset about the research that was being done at CDC and some. Members of congress believed that it was serving an advocacy function rather than primarily research function. And so they pass that amendment. I don't know about you. But that fact, right there blew my mind, the federal government hasn't been investing in gun policy research, which makes plane why one there isn't that much research out there and to some of the research out there has questionable quality. I can't help. But think that maybe agreeing that we need better research could be the common ground away to start identifying are blind spots. So we can better identify the right solutions. Anyways, I wanted to talk to Andrew about the research that is out there, and what exports agree and disagree on. So let's pick up. So looking at the project that ran corporation is done based on the research that you guys are able to look at it seemed to me that most experts, and maybe even the public agree on what the outcome should be such as reducing deaths, but that there's a lot of disagreement over which policies would be the most effective in cheating. That is that accurate. Yeah. That's right. We did a survey of about one hundred than policy experts in advocates asking them what they thought the effects of different than policies would be. There were several laws where there was sharp disagreement on the effects, and as you said, we found was that the laws that people like our laws that they believe will reduce ten deaths that seems to be a top priority for everyone on these laws where there's disagreement about the likely affects there's real disagreement on whether they're good laws are not. So for instance, stand your ground laws. The experts we surveyed who favored more permissive gun laws thought that standard ground laws should reduce gun deaths and homicides in particular because they think that it will serve as a deterrent for people. If they know that other people are armed, and and don't have a duty to retreat in the case of a confrontation in contrast, the experts who favor more restrictive gun laws believe just the opposite. They think that laws like stand your ground much more likely to increase Thomas sides and convince..
"rand corporation" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"W M A L. Washington comes to talk. I'm John Batchelor with Gordon Chang. We're very pleased. To welcome Scott herald, the full political scientists deputy director at the center for Asia Pacific policy at the RAND Corporation, Scott. It's a pleasure to speak to you. And Gordon guides me immediately. We are eager for your thoughts about the meeting between the prime minister of Japan Ave and the prime minister of India Narendra Modi. They are two parts of what is called the Indo Pacific Claude India, Japan, Australia and the United States obey and an Modibo share democracies. They both have aggressive modern warships. What are they what are they? What are they looking to do with each other? And how does how do they regard China collectively good evening to you? Good evening, John, and Gordon and to your listeners around the world, John very happy Halloween to all of you. You know, it's a good good point. John the Japanese and the Indians here, both common values and also a common threat perception, there is a view that is very widely held in both Tokyo and in India. That China's aggressive build up its military capabilities and its use of those military and economic tools as well as its diplomacy are coming at these countries expense and putting the region in a bit of a danger where it's possible Beijing may use coercion and unto untoward influence to try to put these countries national security at risk. So you saw the prime minister of Japan. Visit Beijing where he and Xi Jinping met late last week the very next day. He was back in Tokyo met with prime minister Modi at the foot of Mount Fuji where he invited him to his private residence and signed a host of deals and announced a number of other initiatives, all designed to signal a very strong, bilateral relationship between Tokyo and New Delhi, Gordon. Scott you mentioned that prime minister Ave hosted the Indian prime minister at his private home in at the base of Mount Fuji. What struck me about all this is that when they went to Beijing. The it just seemed a little bit stiff the meetings that he had in Chinese capital, but his relations with motive were very warm. And this strikes me is is not just a personal relationship. But as you point out Japan and India seeing a common interest if you could talk a little bit about the warmth of the relationships that day his had with Modi and the significance going forward. Sure. Yeah. I think there's no doubt, you know, the, the Japanese generally and the prime minister in particular, do feel a very strong sense of shared identity as a democratic country and Asian democracy that has legitimately embraced and built its own version of democracy, and and that shows through in the personal relations between the prime minister and his Indian counterpart, but also between other Japanese officials and their Indian counterparts. What's that oversell this working with India is still recognized in Japan? It's a work in progress very promising, but it has been very promising for a long time. So it is not always easy. And as you've seen they have been go arm sales and other types of our defense cooperation for quite a number of years. It's not necessarily the case that this confluence of interest and threat perceptions immediate. We yields the results that one might hope. But there is a great sense of optimism that at least the direction is the right one and that they can build a closer relationship by contrast. The Japanese recognized that China's in a very difficult place right now, I believe your previous guest just outlined some economic difficulties. China's facing also, of course, facing a difficult relationship with the American administration and the recent election in Brazil is likely to put even further pressure on Beijing such Japan recognizes that China's outreach now is almost entirely tactical. It's an attempt to alleviate pressure on Beijing not genuinely motivated by any change in thinking by. Aging about the grand strategic relationship. It wants to have with Japan. And similarly, the Japanese recognize that and say, okay, we'd be happy to work more closely with you on terms that we can accept but we're not going to wreck. We're not going to believe that this represents any kind of seachange or permanent solution to the problems that lead us to the difficult place where they were the two sides were in over the last several years, Scott, we're told there is a quad Indo Pacific region. Quad, India, Australia, Japan, and the United States is that aspirational or is that actual I think it's a great question. John, you know, I I do think that this was aspirational about a dozen years ago at that time there the four sides there was not entirely a confluence of of beliefs that China pose a challenge or a threat today. I think that is much more strongly recognized than held is a view in all four capitals. I will say though that there continues to be a need to. Build practical meat around the bones of the quadrilateral dialogue and grouping. Of course, do do some military exchanges and exercises. And in fact, the recent visit by the Indian prime minister to Japan has led to an upgrading in India. Japan defense ties with more regularized high level contacts, including a two plus two dialogue. That's firmly been announced where the Japanese Hindi and foreign and defense ministers will meet and the two sides will work more closely to invest in capabilities that are dual use including co developing artificial intelligence and robotics and working more closely in mill mil exchanges. But to be sure there is much much work left to do. And it would be premature to say that the quad has reached a toll potential good Scott. You know, I've listened to you describe the relationship between Japan and India when can say many of the same things between India and the United States, it's a great relationship. But it's got a long long way to go. I mean, do you see any parallels there? Oh, absolutely. I mean, I think the reality with India is it is a country with enormous potential, and unfortunately, also enormous obstacles to realizing the full measure of that potential. India continues to have a large amount of attachment to its previous and continues to have a non aligned policy or a policy that cherishes autonomy and avoids any kind of a formal alliance relationship with any other country that is in some ways quite limiting, of course. India also has a large number of captured or vested interests in its defense industrial base as well as its broader economy that kind of complicate block, or at least make difficult any sort of a deepening of really meaningful deepening of economic ties, including defense industrial ties. So I do think there are a lot of parallels. I think that the good thing here is that the US and Japan is very. Close allies are working very closely to try to encourage the Indians to find ways to work within their system to try to put pressure from the outside. Welcome pressure pressure that New Delhi can use to say, look, we want to do this with the Americans Japanese and in order to cooperate more deeply we need to make some changes domestically in the Japanese context is, you know, Gordon, this used to be referred to and is still referred to as guy out sue or useful foreign pressure that kind of pressure can help India to make forward progress on kind of breaking up some of the cartel like structures in its domestic economy and opening up. So they can capture some of the real dynamism that exists in India's highly educated extremely skilled workforce. That is unfortunately, still in some cases trapped in the car industry structure that persistent McConnell in some places got herald is full political scientist, he's also deputy director of the center for Asia Pacific policy at the RAND Corporation. Gordon Chang of the Daily Beast. We're speaking.
"rand corporation" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"In the world eight is the writing self does it's incredible expi master the rand corporation you guys got such a great audience i know i can do a quick thing about an interesting war gaming that how that rand so two years ago rand corporation did a war gaming scenario they took a bunch of top us military leaders and they put some on the red team some of the blue team and it was basically nato against russia if russia went into the baltics and took one or all three of the smaller nato members lithuania latvia and estonia i'm like okay gosh i never even think about that part of the world i never think about it but what happened in two thousand fourteen putin went into the crimean peninsula in real life so we know that he's a revanche us we know that he believes he's he's do this territory wants to all these countries is being part of part of russia so ran did this thing in every time they rolled the dice and they mixed up the generals and the admirals and put them from red team put him on blue team in mixed them up every time time they rolled the dice the russians one every single time they took the baltics all three in thirty six hours and so the thing was is that they were using a lot of paratroopers and stuff like this and focusing on taking the capital's what's fascinating is there were some people in the defense industry that said okay great scenario but the russians can't get that many paratroopers airborne that they just can't they don't have the capacity and then the russian military did something where they not only us military aircraft but they got a whole bunch of civilian aircraft and put their guys on that and open the doors to kick him out they've done that in the didn't they do that in the czech republic backing the nineteen sixties or seventy i think there was something back then and i can't remember if it was sixty or seventy so the russians know what they're doing and i thought okay this is fascinating because we have to a certain degree a war weary public in the united states you've gotta afghanistan you've got a rock would america get behind going over in trying to take back which would be bloody and long and costly a nation that most americans can nation or three nations that most americans can't even find on a map well i think the big new brzezinski said when he spoke in front of congress that as you mentioned that the tacking the baltics go down very quickly yes it would be over very quickly and he was pointing out look there's not gonna be some heroic american counterattack after the fact we're not going to risk going to nuclear war with russia over with a wynia estonia latvia and his recommendation of course was to put a small amount of us troops in these countries as a deterrent right and we rotate i think there's a brigade combat team or something that's being rotated throughout all three in poland so now we're looking at is president trump going to pull troops out of germany put them in pole in what are we going to do as i looked into this scenario jack it was fascinating because one of the things that rand in some other people in the defense industry are concerned about this is a term you've heard it your military i had not heard of a de escalation nuke lighting up a city in europe with a russian nuke like antwerp okay so antwerp dish so you take the baltics in before the us can move in the nato allies a nuke goes off in antwerp and that's putin said this is how serious i am you come and try to take back the baltics i got him other places and i'd never heard this military concept of deescalation ever battlefield new kerm either so you talk talking about a city destroyer essentially yes and i don't know how big you know what the yield on the weapon would be but it would show that he's willing to use nukes to hold onto that territory that he took in the baltics so this thing became fascinating for me because i'm going all right so what exactly would.
"rand corporation" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"This is why when the federal government and one party or the other once more and more power we should reject it at every turn it can't even manage the affairs it's created for it self over a period of more than half a century had said last eighty to ninety years basic math it rejects basic knowledge it rejects basic information it rejects doesn't matter how many reports these trustees put out or the gao puts out or the cbo puts out who are the federal reserve puts out or the rand corporation or other private corporations put out and think tanks and so forth they just chug along these politicians have no guts they have no judgment they have no wisdom and they're going to drag your children and grandchildren into the sewer economically and every other way now i've heard it said really absurdly well just hasn't happened yet we hear these threats all the time son a matter of it not happening yet to matter of it happening eventually it will happen eventually and it has happened to other societies and when it happens you'll know about a trust me because your savings will be worthless inflation will go through the roof the currency will be worthless and the law the jungle will take over the rule of law under our constitutional system and that's what happens when you rely on these people these progresses and people like them and not just then republicans to rain over society they don't know how to reign over society they you know how to get reelected they know how to outspend each other and the fact that this government raises through taxes trillions of dollars every year but it's not enough that it has to create massive debt on top of it that it has to drain the funds out of the socalled social security trust funds medicare trust funds highway trust funds they don't have trust funds joke in other way for stealing money from you and all we hear is the marxist claptrap about class warfare and the rich need to pay more ladies and gentlemen there's not enough money on the face of the planet to pay off our debt or even pay off a piece of it it's utterly out of control and no politician wants to talk about it none not one and so it.
"rand corporation" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"Clerk who has dared to challenge the divine authority every ron supreme leader ayatollah khamenei and then even greater challenge says lake comes from reruns noble laureate and human rights lawyer sharon bodie who along with other activists are now calling for indigenous regime change you win monitored referendum that would eliminate khameini position of supreme leader altogether and other words the iranian government is in trouble as they former ron specialists for the rand corporation pull lake iranians want change lake believes there is a democratic opposition that can take over if the ayatollah driven for power that's why laker advises trump to hold his horses and taibbi rainey's up an endless negotiations just wait says like and just as you said george iran will collapse from within that's right howard thank you so much for your insight media watchdog reporters without borders says hostility toward journalists is growing worldwide often encouraged by political leaders even in democratic countries the group's annual global index of media freedom found that an overall rise in animosity toward reporters at a drop in freedoms notably in former soviet states but also in countries from the united states to the philippines fast food sandwich changed subway expects to close about five hundred stores in north america this year but it's also hoping to open up as many as a thousand stores overseas what's going on with the economy let's check in with our expert andrei egg leshan andrei not good news when the stores close no it is it is absolutely not georgia and thanks for having me yeah you're right you know they can talking about closing you know five hundred stores here in north america this year but subway is also going to open up another thousand stores overseas i mean something like twenty seven thousand of their stores are in the united states but you know seventeen thousand of them are overseas you know this is going to lose jobs for us here in the united states but at the same time you know i really think that we're going to see a demand growth of a lot of our exports right now which will probably pick up some of the.
"rand corporation" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Eighteen forty five they're worried that all of these egg heads are essentially going to return to academia and they want to maintain their services because they're similarly anxious about the rise of the soviet union as a record of the united states they wanna build world leadership so what you have so they want to build these institutions but they also don't think that intellectuals are going to wanna stay in the military right because who would want to stay in the military voluntarily so what they do and they the this guy general henry have arnold who was parodied on the simpsons is general henry half half of lab it's anyone remembers that episode so but this guy general henry arnold basically gives ten million private corporation the douglas aircraft company and arnold and donald douglas ahead of douglas aircraft or actually in mas so you see the total embedded ness of the us elite at this moment but with arnold does if he gets ten million dollars to douglas found a private research organization which they the rand corporation which is an acronym for research and development in which a stent private employees working probably bug i wouldn't even say early on solely on government contracts would be able to offer advice to the military and the government without being subject to any congressional or public sanction right so from the very beginning you had the expansion of the us state you essentially have the outsourcing of foreign policy research for the us state to semi to pseudo state institutions like rand were intellectuals are able to offer advice totally without paying attention at all to public opinion so what this does is that essentially institutionalizes the anti public or anti democratic program that spire and limit had advocated for decades in think tanks like rand so these think tanks then become permanently mobilized to fight the cold war and of course like in the thirties the cold war from its very beginning set to.
"rand corporation" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"I was in the last segment i talked about the stupidity of climate restoration will apparently that's a real thing the rand corporation which is a think tank in dc one of the larger ones since the listen to just listen to this paragraph since the nineteen ninety two united nations framework convention on climate change society's organized efforts to limit the magnitude of climate change around the concept of stabilization that is accepting some playmate change but holding it within acceptable bounds this report offers an exploration of the concept of climate restoration that is approaches that seek to return at miss feerick concentrations of greenhouse gases which i'm exiling right now to pre industrial levels i was being a smart ass in the last segment i never thought anybody would be this stupid this report offers an initial exploration of the concept of climate restoration that is approaches that seek to return atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to pre industrial levels within one to two generations i got the solution for that we can call it the second final solution because every time you and i ex sale we are ex hailing of greenhouse gas so we're going to return concentrations of greenhouse gases back to pre industrial levels you know what we need to do we just need to return the world population back to pre industrial times so i'm going to be the dictator and i'm gonna choose who goes and googlers go first moon bats go second marxist communist socialist go third fourth and fifth dimple let's throw in democrats while run because there's probably still a democrat or that hasn't gone full marxist yet so we'll throw in democrats so we eliminate all of those who do we eliminate next you want you you want to eliminate who seriously i don't know if we can do that or not well we might be accused of being racist yeah will eliminate because they got all that land.
"rand corporation" Discussed on KSCO 1080
"Neither do it on land or you can do it in the ocean or both or both that's probably almost certainly all of the hub and on land if you if you're going to get carbon on you've got to put it somewhere and so then the question is what do you do with fifty billion tons of carbon dioxide and she wanted to sell it the only thing that we buy in that quantity is concrete is is gravel is aggregate for concrete and it turns out that the limestone which is what you usually use for the aggregate the concrete is half by weight half co two and so in silicon valley we have a company called blue planet which actually takes co two and takes calcium and turns it into limestone they sell it for aggregate and they're working over the next number of years to scale up and they could get a large fraction of the atmosphere of the co two are the atmosphere and then sell it for a profit how does it actually get sucked out of the atmosphere turned into something solid they use a process of modeled after how shellfish how clams do it because that's exactly what clams they take the co two out of the atmosphere and calcium and they turn it into their shell and shell is limestone since bio mimicry and it's very low energy they have lots of good patents so he can do that you could also the way we usually talk about it and we have a paper coming out from rand corporation next month the they take the very conservative approach and you can also do the same process underground and this is actually being done in iceland right now where they take the call direct air capture which is a machine which concentrates the co two from the atmosphere they pump it into a basalt a volcanic field underground with water and over about a year between a month and a year that co two turns into carbonic acid which is what co two dozen water and forms a carbonate a rock underground so it's a question under underground essentially it's the same thing that we're doing with the aggregate except that you can't sell it so it's a similar business model except that you've got someone's got to pay a lot of money for it so that's all that's on.
"rand corporation" Discussed on AM 870 The Answer
"The muslim world with the arab world with with you the poorly educated masses in southern egypt nope we don't resonate very well we really don't where you know on on the top of this hill and they don't they don't get us so we need to have alliances with people who do resonate whether it's the grand move the in jerusalem or or preachers in mosques in alexandra we need to make sure that we know when we when his our position to speak and when we need to rely on another you are listening to champions of justice with tom gerardy joined today by justice trish bigalow and attorney bump finnity and you've been listening to the the voice of our guest he's the former national deputy director of the national counterterrorism center currently a senior policy analyst at the rand corporation he is andrew lippman our program today is a reassuring of an interview that we recorded after alqaeda attacks on publications in paris the events of those days are very similar to the events that we have experienced here in the past week and today's program gives us a perspective on the issue of terrorism justice and you were the thing theory talking about a lunch we had before we got hair was trying to understand fully why it is that al qaeda up our qaeda and isis hate america and america so much can you explain that to us it was it says something we asked ourselves alive as we think research nice people and you know they don't hate us as human beings general debate what we stand for the the eight the freedoms that we enjoy that we take for granted uh their values are very different from ours um the mixing of the sexes in in in many conservative a muslim countries we wouldn't be allowed to be sitting next to each other as we are today you uncovered and and just having a conversation nao that that's neither good nor bad it's just a different difference of culture so why i am fully address had as yet the rest of us has finally shouldn't sleep man and i know how the unhcr uncovered with the justice would not be he'll play here i'm sorry i interrupted you know so he'll bin laden who i think is the architect of the current ideology and i think i said before the.
"rand corporation" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"A portion of today's washington journal recorded earlier this is really air she sprain radio programming from usually joining us now joe for cavanaugh of the rand corporation she is a political science is here to talk her about her new research search it's called truth decay a threat to policymaking and democracy jennifer cavanaugh thanks for joining us a little bit first about the rand corporation what easy what's your role on a political scientist at the rand corporation and rand is a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization it was founded about seventy years ago many people are familiar with rands work in the national security arena let's insulate 1960s rand has also done extensive research on domestic issues including education civil justice energy health and reince mission is to inform policymakers through rigorous research and analysis but we also inform the public producing up about a thousand research products a year on topics ranging from military strategy to evaluation of childhood education program and your latest research project gilles with the topic of facts and opinion how it affects policymaking it's called truth decay after the first line are we to you in you know it well but it says the line between fact and fiction in american public life is becoming blurred also that's right well we points of four trans that we caught that as well kind hand the case a term that we're using to describe this diminishing reliance on facts and opinion and american public light and specifically political on civil discourse and the first trend that we look at is heightened disagreement about objective facts and analytical interpretations of data an example there would be the debate over the safety of vaccines the second to trans go together and this is the blurring of the line between fact and opinion and the increasing relative volume of opinion compared to fact and you can see this on cable news our social media anywhere we're in fact an opinion and commentary and even sometimes falsehoods are presented together and intermixed in a way that doesn't to clearly define which is which you both the topic of vaccines used as an example them what are the facts that you speak about but then why is it becoming.
"rand corporation" Discussed on Kickass News
"Tended to have documents uh but i separated the nuclear documents that i took from my top secret safe at the rand corporation from the vietnam war documents the history of vietnam decision making that came to be known as the pentagon papers i thought that the nuclear material was really more important to the world but that a lot of it was many years old already then and the bombs were actually falling in vietnam right at that time so i hope to have some effect on shortening the war in vietnam first and i put the nuclear papers says separately in charge of my brothers matter of fact to new york he put them and through a series of steps ultimately buried in a trash dumped in new york aware a tropical storm doria hit that area and dispersed all the materials and for a year and a half we really tried he tried to recover them but die by the time i trial ended in nineteen seventy five we had to acknowledge that they were beyond reach i see so that's why you didn't write about this immediately after the pentagon papers dropped i did i was prepared to tell a substance for those stories really are right away as soon as the war ended in 75 might my trial exocet ended in seventy five injured in seventy three the war went on for a couple more years and when an engine 75 uh i intended to put out the the substance of that material without the documents but the publishers than i approach said no no one is interested in that subject uh are we couldn't sell within fourteen hundred copies said one nature and i thought well that's one for every member of congress since it's okay with me she said no that means we wouldn't publish them and for the next forty years really i spent a lot of time trying to help build a movement like the antiwar movement that might be against nuclear weapons and there was some promise at some point with the bilateral nuclear weapons freeze.
"rand corporation" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The impact of technology on career it's a big aspect of exponential technologies and robotics in artificial intelligence are going to wipe out about half the jobs in america according to oxford university as long with separate studies from kinsey rand corporation and others over the next ten to fifteen years odds are pretty high your job won't exist because a robot i'll do it faster cheaper and frankly better more accurately the new artificial intelligence will also eliminate a huge number of the jobs that currently exist which means you need to reinvent yourself new jobs are going to be created i mean think about you know smartphone apps when the smartphone came out we need an app so we needed people to make the apps and nobody knew how to make arabs because they were brand new so people had to get retrained into new technology creating jobs that didn't previously exist that will continue we're not going to see job elimination we're going to see job we imagination so colleges are doing this harvard stanford notre dame they all have programs catering to baby boomers people in their fifties and sixties and seventies the university of minnesota has just created the advanced careers initiative catering to baby boomers who are looking for their next career this saint cheap it's sixty five thousand dollars is the tuition khanna comparable to what a cost to go there in the first i'll say i mean if they do get free reign of the campus they have audit graduate and undergraduate classes and they have lunch with the faculty saga that is a little bit different i don't know that the faculties sitting down with just anybody that that's a school and it's really popular five hundred and fifty applicants to the program for 2017 2018 so clearly this is of great interest the point for you of course is that you need to recognize the reality that your current job might not exist in in the future and if so you need to identify that quickly so that you can begin the process of getting retrained into something else that might be so cool you're not even aware of it i think most of us have this idea that.
"rand corporation" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Now unclassified report was to share planning and guidance with as wide a distribution as possible according to the two officials involved in responding to the nuclear strike who receive the bulletin so you got many agencies involved here in responding to an attack that are often staffed with personnel without access to classified information now they got access to classified information so it's gone to that particular level much of the information in the report is based upon you know very well known facts about the effects of a nuclear blast including the the effects of radiation the possibility of an electromagnetic pulse disabling communications and the destructive effects of the initial blast on human life and infrastructure so citing figures from the rand corporation the report says a nuclear blast at the long beach port let's take that for an example that could cause about a trillion dollars in damage now there's a number that we don't bandy about lightly one hit one hit causing a trillion dollars in damage including the loss of life destruction of homes and infrastructure now that's kind of an emotional mental shaked down that really kind of takes y'all the bank you know what i mean so in his section on radiation protection basics this report offers it at the a perma on what to do in a nuclear attack if you're still standing out quote from it it's uh i'll just quote from it and you decide what you wanted to side quote lie face down place hands under body to protect exposed skin remained flat until the heat and the shock waves have passed and quote and we were all yeah we're all kind of giggling back in the newsroom there i mean you dead soccermad here you probably there are also sections explaining the basic mechanisms of a nuclear blast as it occurs decide you know discussions of specific things expected to happen in the event of a nuclear attack should be considered an and prepared for an advance now there's one interesting thing in this report this is all based upon the assumption that this attack is going to hit us i mean would which we've got to assume that we have things in effect and with what japan has offered to do that.
"rand corporation" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"You but i don't hate anybody i don't care what you do is your business what surgeries you want to have your business how you identify your business but the military is in a special class it cannot be disrupted from excellence it cannot be a place where any one gets special favours if you saw the movie hacksaw ridge they were brutal to this kid because he's going to get us all killed because he is somebody who won't pick up a gun okay well that didn't turn out to be the case did it but he wasn't given any special favours what he was promised was what everyone is promised if you're economy anxious objector will send you to the front lines we don't recommend it we think you should leave because there are people with guns and we can't count on you so every buddy in in the team don't count on that guy to save your life because he ain't going to okay promised in the constitution but you have to hit all of the standards so let me go through this point by point i yesterday it was announced that we have four thousand transgender people in the military i don't think that number is true but let me play this both ways just think this through logically that comes from the rand corporation and what the rand corporation did was just take the general population and then say this is how many we have in the general population percentagewise leads a let's just put that against the military so that would mean if it's exactly the same in the military as it is in the.
"rand corporation" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"You but i don't hate anybody i don't care what you do is your business what surgeries you want to have your business how you identify your business but the military is in a special class it cannot be disrupted from excellence it cannot be a place where any one gets special favours if you saw the movie hacksaw ridge they were brutal to this kid because he's going to get us all killed because he is somebody who won't pick up a gun okay well that didn't turn out to be the case did it but he wasn't given any special favours what he was promised was what everyone is promised if you recall scientious objector will send you to the front lines we don't recommend it we think you should leave because there are people with guns and we can't count on you so every buddy in in the team don't count on that guy to save your life because he ain't going to okay promised in the constitution but you have to hit all of the standards so let me go through this point by point i yesterday it was announced that we have four thousand transgender people in the military i don't think that number is true but let me play this both ways just think this through logically that comes from the rand corporation and what the rand corporation did was just take the general population and then say this is how many we have in the general population percentagewise leads a let's just put that against the military so that would mean if it's exactly the same in in the military as it is in the in the.
"rand corporation" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"It's just a diversion it also functions just as he knows that his as liberal antagonists will not be able to resist this even though so the rand corporation estimated that there are i think seven thousand so we have i think two million people is that right who were in the military ah reserve numbers are all over the place though i see 2500 icy seven thousand and then i see 12000 well so were i'm just going by what the rand so the with the rand corporation study came up with which was at the high end seven thousand and they're really only focused of course on active duty military because that's where the costs are there aren't attendant costs to the department of defense for transgendered individuals who are reservists or whatever their sort of out of the loop but they're focused their so we're talking about a relatively small number of people but the creates because it involves saxon and sexuality because it involves a hotbutton issue because of kaitlan jenner and all of that stuff the president knows that by dropping this out there he will placate some of his anxious supporters but probably more importantly create a media frenzy that will block out some of what has been a very difficult period for him so what do you think is the reason for doing that and then going right back to attacking the attorney general 'cause he did that because he he's going to keep attacking the attorney general because he's trying to end the investigation into his 2016 campaign yes okay it is very important to the president that he succeed in stopping the investigation into his 2016 campaign via and do but does he is his method you think but to cause the attorney general to resign and then to appoint some one who let can rue i don't i don't know i don't know the thing is i i was no was all day yesterday what's he doing right so if you succeed so i i assume the the goal is to show humiliate sessions to make to make him the the shaming and humiliation of sessions to make him an object lesson for the rest of his cabinet and for everybody else that he'll just ruin you he'll just humiliate you and you'll live this you'll you'll be the man in the.