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Chicago police have a suspect in custody in murder of 9-year-old boy
"Have arrested a suspect in the deadly shooting of a nine year old Gennari Ricks. They hope charges will be filed soon today. Police chief of detectives Brendan Dean, Ahem says. A lot of people played a role in the arrest. I want to thank all the officers and the detectives who have been working around the clock since this incident occurred. Toe arrest this defendant Specifically want to thank the gang investigations officers who did an excellent job to place this person in the gunfire that killed Ricks was meant for someone else.
No suspects in custody after 9-year-old boy dies in Chicago shooting
"Have have no no suspects suspects in in the the fatal fatal shooting shooting Friday Friday of of a a nine nine year year old old boy, boy, authorities authorities say say Generally, Generally, Ricks Ricks was was playing playing in in a a lot lot Friday Friday evening evening near near Cambridge Cambridge Avenue Avenue and and Locust Locust Street Street when when someone someone walked walked up up and and began began shooting shooting Or Or from from WG WG and and TV's TV's Judy Judy Wang. Wang. He He was was going going to to be be 1/4 1/4 grader, grader, Ruben Salazar Elementary school and qualify for a program for gifted Children. Last night. Neighbors in the former Cabrini Green complex where the boy lived, gathered for a vigil, stuffed animals of football basketballs and lit candles marked the area where generally was killed. $4000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. You can call 800 You tell us. That's the letter you tell us with any information or reported to CPD tip. Dotcom
Chicago Weather: Cloudy Day Before Scattered Storms Move In
"Morning. The forecast from the W G in Chicago Weather Center meteorologist Mike Hammer, Nick Sunday with Summerlee clouds and drizzle, otherwise turning partly sunny and warmer later on lookout for some scattered showers and thunderstorms after about two or three this afternoon, but we'll see several pretty nice hours during the midday hours 85 for the high Winds out of the west, switching to the north 6 to 15 tonight. Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Low 67 Monday Mostly cloudy, breezy and cooler, occasional showers with the high 77 Tuesday. Mostly cloudy, breezy, coolest day since mid June. Here in Chicago, 73 for the high on Wednesday, mostly sunny 77 Thursday. Really nice, mostly sunny. Hi
Chicago homicides and shootings rise sharply in 2020
"Shootings have served in Chicago during the 1st 7 months of the year. Police released statistics today showing from the start of the year through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago, 2240 people shot include many Including those who were killed. There were 290 homicides and for 1480 shootings in the 1st 7 months of last year, and authorities have identified the young boy who was shot to death on Chicago's near Northside last night, nine year old Generally Ricks police say he was not the intended target, and community activist Andrew Holmes says kids are being targeted and people No. Something needs to happen. You called a radio station. Call the church. You know who the shooter is. And if you do know what that shooting you and you not saying anything that you might have had pulled that trigger yourself.
Hurricane Isaias heads toward Florida's coast
"Watch on Hurricane Zaius. Zaius is currently located in the central Bahamas and is traveling Northwest. 12 miles per hour. Latest projections have. Xie is coming very close to the east coast of Florida as a cattle category one hurricane later this evening and into tomorrow. Florida Governor Ron Descent is that this morning's briefing how far up the East Coast is the storm likely to go Eventually it's going to take a northeasterly turn. And when it does looks like cross, probably a weaker storm, upper level wind will break the storm apart quite a bit on then we're going to be talking, maybe about a landfall somewhere across the Carolinas. Before it moves in towards the Northeast. Fox meteorologist Rick Wright youth weather watchers along the East Coast is far north as Maine or closely tracking the storm's path.
Locked Down in Switzerland and Belgium
"Start with Stephen mcfeely he operates being be on Ireland's dingle peninsula in just before the pandemic head Stephen an interest in the hotel Oberland in October and Switzerland that's where he's had to ride out the first few months of the global lockdown good and. My goodness. My Irish friend is learning Spitzer dykes. Good here in the Alps where I've been for four months. Now in splendid isolation, my plan originally was just to come for February and March, but I've I'm still here right well, what does the vibe in Switzerland right now there's a positive vibe. The society is reopening. Tourism travel has started again just no we're on the same level as it was before we had two weekends where there was crazy crowds here huge big crowds from all over Switzerland everybody who was here was from Switzerland or had to be from Switzerland. They weren't necessarily all Swiss because there's lots of international people living in Geneva and Derek and whatnot but everybody from within the barger of Switzerland over with crowds, and then it just died and Monday to. Friday went back to being really really quiet. Okay. Well, this is sort of the very beginnings of the rekindling of tourism I would imagine it'll be people traveling with within their own countries first, and then traveling within Europe, and then finally international travel and transatlantic travel. Yes. That's exactly what we're seeing. The borders here have just reopened. So we're expecting Germans and some Austrians and maybe some French to come now also, I don't anticipate huge numbers like that would have been heretofore. One. Very noticeable thing in the Valley of course, there's no American visitors. As you know, the valley also is very popular with. Chinese travelers Indians many people from Dubai and Saudi Arabia would come here and they're not here this year. So there's a noticeable difference there. So the people getting the real cultural change would be the French speaking. Swiss. German speaking part of his Switzerland and not even leaving their own country exactly. Fifty percent of our guests. Last week were French speaking Swiss and it was the first time I've ever actually met those people and I would say to them. Are you French Swiss would say no, no, we are. All MOM and so I I learned something new immediately the K. The identify as swirl. They were saying exactly what you just said they said it's like we are in a different country it's very dramatic here it's different toossion either those on the do shut down it was really cool. They were very excited to see a different part of their own country. So that was wonderful. Now Stephen you own a hotel in Ireland in Dingle Peninsula and now you own a hotel in Switzerland in Loudoun valley two of my favorite places as a businessman working in both these countries how do you compare the support getting from the government and how the two governments are dealing with this crisis? Well, the difference is. Very. Big. I'm still on team. Ireland. So I want to be positive about my own country, but there's not a lot of support coming. Heretofore in Switzerland for example, within two weeks of the crisis occurring. The. Swiss Federal Council which is the Swiss government offered ten percent of the previous year's turnover and So that's quite a considerable amount of money and they offered that as a loan which was repayable over seven years. Zero percent interest. So they're not looking to profit from it and in Ireland we really struggled to get some assistance. And we got ten thousand euros of overdraft line of credit and but repayable at seven and a half percent interest in Switzerland. We got three hundred thousand. So it's quite a big difference there no-interest at all. No interest at all. Of course, Switzerland may have much stronger and deeper reservists than Ireland, but they were able to immediately come up with assistance very little bureaucracy paperwork, and they immediately got to help us in Ireland. The experience was just simply much different to the government really weren't as proactive for as immediate as were here in Switzerland. The roots here what's around her a lot less strict as well There is a two meter rule here, but I haven't seen anybody wearing masks very much, which is kinda shocking for me because I know in Ireland the whole north of is people should be wearing masks. People definitely are observing social distance. One of my friends said to me that the two meter rule has actually brought Swiss people closer together so. That is so insightful to the Swiss society. It's more difficult thing. It's more difficult thing for Irish people or Italian people are Spanish. Two meters distance than it would be for this people or maybe the. Scandinavians. I can see by home people are wondering. Is the Irish pub culture ever going to come back the way it was with social distancing whereas in. Switzerland. Here for me like I'm I'm in the Alps I'm surrounded by fresh air and. Of of lovely space and it's been a wonderful place to be stranded, I don't even want to complain about it because although I I was stranded here for four months. It was the perfect place I felt very safe. I might have felt different if I was in the middle of Zurich or something or Geneva but I felt very safe. I'd in the Alps and it is lovely and peaceful and quiet, and of course, that's what people are coming here for anyway
Facebook will add music videos after deals with labels
"The social media giant announced to be AH Block post today. That it has reached deals with PMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and others that will allow it to launch music videos on its platform, with users able to react to and comment on them and share their own music videos on their own news feeds or in groups. The hackers behind the high profile online, breaking
Trump suggests delaying 2020 election, a power designated to Congress
"Today, the president tweeted suggesting delaying the presidential election, but only Congress has that power. It's receiving criticism from both Republicans and Democrats. Historians say never in history, not during World War two or the Civil War has the American presidential election been delayed? A
Court: Flint class-action can proceed over lead in water
"Flint residents looking for justice on the city's water crisis. Details from WW Jay's Charlie Langton. It's more than 100 plus a page opinion about the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that former governor Rick Snyder and other state officials will have to face a multi $1,000,000 class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Flint residents, arguing that they suffer health injuries and loss of property values due to exposure to lead contaminated water. Generally, government officials have immunity from civil lawsuits meeting they can't be sued. But the Supreme Court ruled in a Ford to split decision that Snyder and others voluntarily took on responsibilities and abused its powers. The Supreme Court also said that residents did not wait too long to file the lawsuit. So what this decision means is that the case will be set for trial sometime in the future, Likely a year or so from now. Charlie Langton
Dr. Anthony Fauci on the Return of Sports in America
"Dr Chee Hello. Thank you so much for joining us. It's my pleasure to be with you. Thank you for having me. Dr Anthony. FAUCI is the director of the national. Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He also coincidentally went to the same high school as me Regis High School in New York City. Dr. You're a very busy man. I'm so grateful for the time you've given us so. I have many pressing things to ask you about, but I would feel negligent as a sports journalist. If I didn't start with the action on the fields, the Great Anthony Fauci was there to throw out the first pitch and this was not a great pitch. He's an epidemiologist is first pitch on opening day last Thursday. happened. Well. It certainly was a mishap part I had been practising for two days before a walk down that I thought was sixty feet. And it was really probably forty five. And I was throwing throwing in throwing and I got it right. But only was at forty five feet and I kinda hurt my mom because I haven't thrown a baseball literally in decades. So as I was getting ready to go out on the mound, my arm was killing me. But I said Hell I could suck it up and just throw it the way I'd been practising when I got to the mound. I said Oh my God Sean doolittle looked like he was two hundred feet away. A. So. What I did was I completely changed the form of my throw and instead of just throwing it lobby, get over him, which would have landed right in front of him. I wound up and threw it like a bullet only. It just went way off to the left. So it was my bed all the way. In terms of the real baseball news this week, it concerns the fact that over a dozen members of the organization tested positive for Covid Nineteen and Major League Baseball has since spawned Marlins Games until Sunday after some teams including the one you root for the nationals they raised concerns about traveling to Miami to actually play. So what's your assessment of how major? League Baseball has handled this corona virus up rick? You. Know I think they've handled it well to be honest with you in that. They've done virtually everything that you do. To try to get the goal was to protect the health and the welfare of the players and of the personnel associated with the team when I had discussion with some of the officials of different teams as well as of MLB in general, we went over the different kinds of protocols that they would need, testing and things. One of the things that came up as a big concern is what happens if a cluster of players get infected and how you gonNA handle that with that wind up, not only shutting down the team? Would it then impact on other teams that would be playing? So it was a consideration I think we're going to have to take. On a day by day week by week basis I hope. that it doesn't interfere completely with the progression of this truncated season because the players certainly WanNa play, they don't want to endanger their health that's for sure and the fans at least on TV would like to see it. So I think we're going to have to see what happens over the next few days to a week, but I can tell you that a lot of good faith. Faith effort was put into this by the owners by the play reps by the players themselves. So I hope that this is just a temporary setback and that we can continue the season. But again, the most important thing is the safety and the welfare of the players under the personnel associated and the place family too. Because, if you get infected, you've got to be concerned about spreading it.
Mystery seeds from China are landing in Americans' mail boxes
"Seeds that are mysteriously appearing in mailboxes across Alabama. The seeds are from China. Authorities say the packages were delivered unsolicited and mislabeled is jewelry. State AG Commissioner Rick Pate urges all residents to be on the lookout for similar packages. He says the seeds could be invasive or harmful to livestock. The state Department of Agriculture and Industry says. If you have received the seeds, do not plant them if they were in a sealed package. Don't open it. Also don't dispose of the seeds. Instead, reports suspicious see deliveries to the USDA Authority say they're investigating similar shipments in several other states. I'm Jim Parity,
July Mailbag with Jason Moser
"The. Multiple answers I'm out Southwick and I'm joined, is always by broke camp. Personal Finance expert here at the Motley Fool. Hey, BRO, well! Hello Alison. It's the July mailbag where we answer your questions and this month it's with the help of multiple analyst Jason Moser. Should you buy a house now? What is modern portfolio theory and also here Jason's thoughts on a lot of stocks all that and more on this week's episode of Molly fully answers. Jason thanks coming back. you know I mean i. told you you invite me. I'M GONNA. Be here every single time. Thanks for having me back. I mean we appreciate it because we know you're a busy man, and so we do appreciate that you carve out time for us in our little show, don't. Always always make time for those important people in my life rule number one make time for allison and Bro I love. It sounds like a good one to me. Everybody wins. All right well, I guess we should just get into it, so the first question comes from Darren I've subscribed to the full for over a year and I'm really pleased with the service. I would like to know your thoughts about my holdings in Shop Affi- I've bought several times over the last three years, and it's now over thirty five percent of my portfolio and I. Don't know if I should continue holding or trimmed down. What would you advise a good problem to have I was gonna say that exact same thing? That's a good problem have? In a very glad, you have subscribed to our services in your really pleased. That's that's what we aim to to do. We aim to please help you make money and so yeah. This is one of those situations that we will find ourselves in from time to time as investors. A nice problem to have but something you do need to address at some point because it is going to be a little bit different for everybody. In so coming from the perspective of I, also own shop, a Fi stock in it's it's a wonderful investment. It certainly is taking up a bigger. Part of my portfolio a not at thirty five percent where you are. I think for me. It really does boil down to. That sleeping at night test in other words, you need to be able to go to sleep at night without worrying about this kind of stuff, and if you feel like shop, a Fi represents too much. Of your portfolio if you feel like you're overly allocated their, then, you may need to consider pulling it back a little, but now I mean it's. It's I think it's always important. Note you know. It's a big difference between building up a position buying a position to make this size to make this type of allocation in your portfolio. It's another thing entirely to have position grow into beat into becoming that size i. mean that that is that is in a little bit of a different dynamic there, so people all the different ways, some sometimes folks will, they will just sort of looking at it from the house money, concept or you. You just sell enough shares to recoup your initial investment, and then you let the rest of it go. Some people are perfectly fine with thirty five percent. Some people are not. They want a pair back so i. do think you need to kind of figure out what helps you sleep at night I do think that shop by a great business. I think the biggest risk in only shop, if I right now is valuation, just because it's dominating, it's space, but it's not making any money yet, and it's probably going to be a little while until they do so that valuation risk is there, but ultimately yeah I think determine. Where you feel most comfortable with it, and if you feel like you need to put a little bit of that money off the table, and he thirty five percents a lot, certainly very understandable. If they've said something you need to do if you do decide to pair it back a little bit. You've made multiple purchases, so you can identify the shares to sell to manage the tax consequence if this isn't a brokerage account and not an IRA. All right next question comes from Steven. If you are forced into unemployment, you are paying federal income taxes on unemployment payments are not contributing to social security nor to Medicare. How does this affect your future calculation of social security benefits and can one contribute to the social security fund during unemployment to mitigate any adverse effects on benefits, it is a little bit adding insult to injury, but you do owe federal income taxes on your unemployment benefits, and if your state charges has a state income tax, you probably have to pay state tax on that, although there are a handful of states that exempt unemployment benefits, so that's good news. And by the way you, you could have taxes withheld from your unemployment benefits you file. This form called form w four V. if you want, they withhold ten percent, or you can do quarterly estimated payments if you wanNA avoid that big tax bill at the end of the year, but if you're strapped for cash is probably just better to get the money now worried about your taxes later Eh. Stephen notes out. You do not pay payroll taxes. Those are the things that go into social security and Medicare so. So. It could result in a lower social security benefit, however, keep in mind that social security is based on your thirty five highest earning years, so if you enter the workforce at say twenty two and you work until you're mid to late sixties. That's more than forty years where the working so hopefully. If you miss out, if this year is not so good somewhere among those other forty, five or so years, you've had thirty five really good year so that this year won't be that big of a deal. So it probably will be okay. And then to address the last question. Unfortunately, no, you cannot make voluntary contributions to social security. There is at least one academic working paper out there. That suggested that people could buy into social security by like extra credits as opposed to contributing to your 401k, but so far that has not been passed by Congress I had an ex. Question comes from Sam. I heard to stocks discussed on another full podcast. When I read articles about them, it mentions they are thinly traded. I have two questions one I'm sure my position would still be quite small so I think I'd still be able to get in and out, but are there other things I should think about when it's a thinly traded stock and question number two. Is there a certain amount of? Daily volume you like to look for when considering a stock foreign investment. What volume do you want to see to not be? Quote thinly traded stock. Yes very good question in thinly traded stock just refers to the either the amount of shares or the dollar volume of shares that would trade on any given. Market Day and so. The. Thinly traded stock. The the problem is that you may not necessarily able to buy and or sell at the prices. You necessarily think you might be able to in other words when you look at a stock's price and you're looking through the. What what's going on throughout the day on the market, you'll see that did ask spread, which is essentially the bid. Ask spread is it's what someone's willing to pay for the stock versus what someone is asking to be paid for the stock? Because you know you have a buyer and a seller on on in every transaction they're. Normally most cases, these business business bread is very tiny, the couple of pennies maybe for most stocks because they're. They're heavily traded right there. There are plenty of dollar volume. But there are a lot of smaller companies small caps in particular in in you know a micro cap, specifically that don't necessarily meet these kinds of thresholds, and so you definitely have to be aware of that now I'll go back in time just a little bit, too. When we were running the service here at the fool called million dollar portfolios Roman Romani portfolio that we help manage members, and it was never really a problem, but we did have a condition in there. We were always looking for at least ten million dollars in average. Trading volume total daily volume now understand I'm not saying the number of shares saying the amount of money so basically shares times price, but we're always looking for at least ten million dollars. That wasn't set in stone it. It was an idea for us. It wasn't ever really a problem because we had a very diversified portfolio with a number of different types of companies, but when you're looking for smaller companies, you would've just keep that in mind that did ask. Spread is is something that just because it says the stock is twenty dollars. That doesn't necessarily mean you'll pay twenty dollars if there is a a big spread there between the bid, and the ask in so I think whenever you're considering stocks that have any lighter trading volume or thinly traded stock. Just be sure to use limit orders. Limit Orders of let us stipulate the price that you are willing to pay for or that you're willing to. To accept a if you're selling a limit, order is just a really good way to protect yourself from any unwanted surprise thinly traded stocks. You might not always necessarily get them when you want them, so you might have to lead that limited are in there for a little while, but but a limit order is a great way to protect you from any unwanted surprises. Next question comes from Randall. I'm in my late thirties now, but earlier in my life. I was very very bad with my money. Collection Calls Welfare and bankruptcy or not strangers to me. I've been at the bottom then I met the love of my life, and she convinced me to turn things around ten, and a half years later and I have done a complete one eighty, I took control of our finances rebuilt my credit and started investing and listening to all you find folks all. I opened it investing account with the goal of saving and building enough a down payment on a home. I'm happy to say we've now reached that goal. I recently sold at a profit because I didn't want that. Money tied up in the market. If we are close to needing it for a house, but now that we're here, I'm not sure what to do. We currently rent a basement apartment and our neighbors general living situation are less than ideal to put it mildly. So, we're champing at the bit to jump into the housing market that being said the experts have been calling for a drop in the housing market for a while, and that was before the pandemic hit now I'm worried that if we buy right away a year or two or three from now, interest rates will spike, and we could be put in a difficult situation. I live near Toronto. Canada or the housing market is already highly inflated in relation to the rest of the country should I be worried? While Randall first of all congrats on turning your financial life around love hearing success stories like that so good job on that. So I'll start with my standard answer with the rent versus buy decision, and that is just pull up spreadsheet and compare the all in cost of renting, including what you could earn on the money that use for down payment versus the all in cost of buying including the opportunity cost of putting down payment as opposed to having invested as well as insurance and taxes and maintenance, and all that stuff and project, where you might be in five to ten years based on various scenarios on what happens to stocks, if you. Rent an invest the down payment versus what happens to? What you'd look like depending on where home prices go. Generally speaking. If mortgage rates go up, that could way down on real estate prices we did see mortgage rates. Go Up for a bit a few years ago, but the housing market did find, but you could certainly envision a scenario where rates went much much higher, making houses, much less affordable and prices would have to adjust. But I don't expect that to happen anytime soon. I think we're. GonNa have low rates for awhile, but beyond that I don't know I've given up trying to predict where interest rates are going or even paying attention to people who try to predict where interest rates are going, so who knows? That said since you live in Canada. I thought I'd check. In where rates are these days and I and I got a brief reminder that things are actually different in Canada so I did a little bit of research. And then realize I had reach out to someone who knows, I reached out to Canadian Motley fool analysts Jim Gillies, and he had some thoughts so first of all just for you non-canadians out there. It is really different so in America. We get this thirty year mortgage than we have the same payment for thirty years. It's fixed. They don't have that in Canada. What's the most common is a twenty five year? But only the first few years or fixed. And then adjusts so in that context you can understand why Randall is worried about interest rates going up because over the next depending on which alone he gets the most popular is a five year fixed, and then you basically have to go get a new loan probably. So that put that in context, a little more, but also Toronto, really is crazy expensive. Vs from the end of last year that put it as the most overvalued real estate market in the world behind Munich. As Jim pointed out in our call here in the US we had our housing peak in two, thousand, six, two, thousand seven, and then we had what he called a reset, which is basically prices came down significantly candidate and have that slight downturn at home prices, but then they just kept on going up, so it really is different there, so when Jim explain all this to me, the difference in mortgages and the difference in home prices. Frankly he was inclined to say to this guy. You Might WanNa rent for while more and see what happens, but he also had the good advice of okay. What if you buy in prices? Come Down Fifteen percent twenty percent. What if they come down to a point where he upside down? You owe more than the home is worth. Are you okay with that? If. You're okay with that. Maybe it's okay to do that. But it certainly sounds like dicey situation than if someone were telling me like I'm thinking of do this in Dubuque Iowa or something like that. couple of other differences. In case you're curious about Canada in the US. Your mortgage is portable in Canada south. You Buy A. Get the five year mortgage, but then move get to take the mortgage with you for the next house and interest is not tax deductible. US Look at you, Robert, broke? Camp Can Canadian real estate experts there you go. Next! Question comes from Chris. I was on twitter the other day and saw that one of your contributors Brian Feroldi tweeted that he doesn't believe in a long list of technical trading terms and then modern portfolio theory. Can you help me understand what not believing an MP? T with mean this? He believed that diversification doesn't reduce risk. Also every financial adviser I've ever talked to his preached empty, so I would love to hear the counterargument. Jason you're not Brian for all the. Question I am not Brian for all the do get the talk of Brian Pretty good bit though. I I must admit I. Don't know what he said here in regard to modern portfolio theory and all of these technical trading arms. But I think I can take a guess. Generally speaking I agree with them, and I think you could sit there and look up the portfolio theory in you know read about it as much as you want. Just go to google modern portfolio theory, and you can dig right in there, but in a nutshell ultimately, what modern portfolio theory is the intention behind it? It's meant to reduce risk while maximizing returns. It assumes that investors don't like risk. They prefer less risky portfolios to riskier ones in order to achieve a certain level of return so right there. I kind of kind of lost me right there because I don't believe that every ever investors risk averse I think some investors have a very. Healthy, appetite for risk, and frankly I would say I got a pretty high tolerance for risk when it comes to investing, made it just because of what I do for a living but I. You know to me I like having that trade off least unhappy. Happy to take some risks there. If I feel like that upside, it's going to be potentially worth. So with modern portfolio theory, it introduces a lot of fancy math in the form of variances and correlations in order to come up with this. Quantifiable, investing strategy that ultimately helps reduce risk while allowing the investor to achieve. Certain returns in. Maybe it works for some not I'm not dismissing it personally I. Don't use it, I don't personally subscribe to it I. Don't need it. I think honestly for us. In a really believe it's extends to to most people in our full universe is that is individual investors I think a more meaningful way to reduce risk. is to just extend your timeline like invest longer. So like Tom Gardner said a number of years back when we were. Working on Motley, fool one basically take your take the time line that you think you want to own any individual stocks you buy shares of starbucks and I plan on owning it for you know five years. Okay, we'll just double it. Cloning it for ten in all of a sudden right there. You've given yourself more time. Time is one of the big advantages we have is individual investors. Money managers don't have that advantage, Wall Street done generally handed abandoned, either, but if you can be patient and just invest in good businesses. That risk really starts to come down over time. There are plenty of studies out there. That show that risk comes down the longer you hold onto those stocks, which into me, just renders modern portfolio, theory, more or less not useful mean on things, not useful for everybody, but it's not useful for me and based on Chris. Question It sounds like a agree with what Brian was saying there. We think I'll add to. That is I agree that risk is really not that much of a consideration if you are saving for retirement. But once you are in retirement man, and just say like you know what the market's not I'm going to extend my time highs in ten years. Because you need to spend money in that situation, I think diversification is important. It's important to have assets that don't always move the same direction at the same time. For some fools. That's just as simple as keeping any money need the next five years in cash, so you're right out any ups and downs, and that can be fine. But I. do think it makes sense to have. A mix of investment so that right now, technology stocks are doing very well, and we hope that continues to do well, but we remember was that happened in two thousand from two thousand to two, and there were down for quite a while anyone who retired in one, thousand, nine, hundred nine, or so it was very happy to have some small caps value maybe a. A little international, some reits to ride out the storm Yeah I think we talk about that often like recognizing where you are as an investor in life, are you in the grow your wealth stage, or are you in the protector stage, because they are two very different strategies, and we're all hopefully going to be in both of them at one point or another right? I personally and still on the grow your wealth stage I. Think we all probably are, but you will at some point get to where you need to focus on protecting the wealth that you've made so that you can then have that money to spend, and that definitely will dictate your investment strategy things that you're invested in and whatnot. Generally speaking I do like the idea for people who are just risk averse and have this notion that investing is just too risky. I mean the fact of the matter is not investing as far away greater risk like not investing. You will never grow your money if you don't the best, so if if if risk is a problem, I think generally speaking. Along the lines of diversification idea that that bros. talking about him, he just invest in invest in SNP index fund is something that just follows the progress and p. you know you're going to be participating in and if you look at that over the over the stretch of time, their five ten twenty thirty years, I mean that trend does go one way. It, but clearly the older you get, the more you need to start focusing on protecting your wealth, and that will change the way you view things. Right next question comes from Alex from Alexandria if I buy Muny bonds from another state in my IRA. Is it still taxable and Alexander with who we have a bond on and we do have a bunch. I know Alex up super excited about having a bunch on in Alexandria to I can't believe I haven't been there. It's like two miles from my house, but we still haven't been oh i. know because there's a global pandemic going on and we. saw. Alyx if we buy me bonds from another state in my IRA is still taxable. Bro, help him out or her or so Muny Barnes. People Invest Immunity bonds because they're free of federal taxes and in many cases. If you're buying bonds issued by the place you live, they might be free of state and local taxes, so that can be doubly triply tax free. That's why people buy 'em. There are some times, however that if you own immune, abound outside of an IRA. Pay Taxes and this surprises some people. There's something called the minimum tax. If you buy immunity bond at a discount, and then it matures at par. If you buy a distress, Muny bond for like you put an eight thousand dollars, and you sell it later for ten thousand dollars as a capital gain. You'll be taxed on that. So, there are some times when you would pay taxes on media. Now, Alex is asking what if it's an IRA? Do I have to worry about paying tax interest. If it comes from another state and the answer is no, you won't have to worry about that. The only thing I would say is. Generally speaking immune bond already has built in tax advantages, so you wouldn't keep it in an IRA, unless there's the example of the stuff I was saying previously like for. It's one of those exceptions when him UNIBOND would result in taxes than you might WanNa keep it an IRA, but generally speaking. If you're going to buy Muny Bond, keep it out of an IRA. Next question comes from Boone. I just did my first. Roth conversion and looked at that old account for the first time in. There was the expected dividend producing fund I remembered, but there was a stock chesapeake energy that I had completely forgotten about since I purchased the stock in two thousand, six fifteen. It's down way down like eight point five percent off the purchase price. What should I do with it now? It's in a tax deferred accounts so I. Don't think the loss is realized until I. Start to pull money out of the account and that might not. Not Be for fifteen years current value of all my shares will be about one percent of the value of the account after the conversion. Do I sell in the very little value? I had left and depend on E. Trade to keep up with lost for me or should I hold on based on the slim chance. The stock will be worth more in the next ten years. Oil Stocks do act unusually on occasion, only oil stocks. Stock everything else makes that usually. Chesapeake has been really. Interesting Story to follow and frankly. I don't I. Don't know that I would look at it today. As a business that I'd WANNA own so typically if I. You know I think it was yet idea. Didn't sound like a position are actively building united investment didn't work out. I mean that that happens to all of us. We don't get them all right. We have a philosophy here at the full. A lot of do we like to? Water flowers and pull the weeds, and that's just a nice way of saying. Add to our winners in to get rid of losers in. This I think is more than likely slated to continue being a loser I mean. Chesapeake has lost a lot of value. In it does sound like based on when you purchased this, these is absolutely busted I mean. There there are all sorts of reasons to sell one of them is if you thesis busted and the reason why you invest in the company is is no longer the case, and I would he probably is the case with Chesapeake so to me like you know, you could sit there and let it go, but but what's the goal trying to get back to even, or are you trying to get back a couple of bucks for me a lot of times? I'll I'll take a little opportunity here and there to just go ahead and pull those weeds sell it. Be Done with it. In even though it's just unique out a little bit value there, you can still take that money and do something more productive with it. So. Yeah T to me. I can't tell you to buy or sell obviously, but I can certainly understand. Selling in this case, but I you know. As as oil and natural gas energy can can turn around. This is going to be one that has a lot of headwinds in in. You might be waiting a very long time to to get any of this money back. I point out here that I it seems that maybe boone has a slight misunderstanding of how taxes in aries work because he talked about realizing the loss when he takes the money out and trade keeping track of the loss for him, it sounds to me that he thinks that he can write the loss off whence he takes the money out. That may not be the case, but just to be clear. One of the great benefits of an IRA is you don't pay taxes on the gains, interest and dividends from year to year. But. One of the drawbacks is. You can't take a capital loss on that as well so there's really no no way to benefit on your tax return from this loss. Next question comes from Benjamin. You recommend seeing a fee. Only financial adviser for check in every so often I know there is the Garrett planning network and others to help find an advisor. But what questions do you ask? And what answers do you listen for when trying to find one that is worth his or her one hundred fifty to two hundred fifty per hour. So I would say start first with asking yourself some questions. What are you looking for? You could go for the whole launch. Lada where someone is managing your money analyzing retirement plan helping new save and a five twenty nine. Maybe even doing your taxes with some financial planners do help with the state planning, or are you looking for something more targeted? You just want advice about am I saving enough for retirement, or are you close to retirement? You're like I just WanNa make sure that I'm doing right when terms like choosing my Medicare plan and claiming social security at the right time, so first of all just be very clear of what you're looking for. Then if it involves investments in any way, you WanNa, make sure that you find someone who is at least in the general same area philosophically and I say this, because many financial planners are hardcore index. And if you come to them as a motley fool, listener member with a lot of individual stocks. They may say okay. I'll give you some general asset allocation guidance, or they'll say I don't care if you like to pick. Stocks are not my advises, sell the stocks and go to index funds, so you want to make sure that if you're gonNA, ask for any sort of investment. Advice that you wanna find someone who's someone somewhat at least aligned for what you're looking for. Once, you've got that then. Just asked some of the typical stuff. You might expect so credentials certified financial planner. Are they a CPA either their personal financial specialist. How long they've been in the business. There are lots of people who. have not been in the business very long. Even though they're not young people, a lot of people choose financial planning as a second career, which I think is great, but just because someone may be look like they're in their forties or fifties. Sixties doesn't mean they've been in the business that long, and you WANNA. See if they've worked with someone like you right so if you have. Maybe. You have a large amount of wealth large income huge portfolio. You WanNa make sure that they have experienced with dealing with those issues, but on the flip side to if if you have, are you know middle income, decent size portfolio, but nothing too complicated. You don't WanNa. Go to someone who's used to dealing with someone who's wealthier partially because those people charge a lot more. You want to find someone who's kind of a little more lined up with what you're doing. Then make appointments with three folks. All of them will do get do free. Get acquainted means, and you're just looking for someone who you feel comfortable with. Since, you mentioned Garrett Big Fan of the Gary Planning Network and other is is not for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisers. But Garrett on their website has a how to choose an adviser section. Just Google attitude visor Garrett Planet Network has a great chapter from a dummies book that they wrote about how to choose adviser, and they have a good questionnaire that you can print out in US asking lots of good questions of financial planner. It's tough. Choosing a financial planner like my mom just went through that Bro! Is You know and she didn't really have a lot of options in Boise Idaho. Maybe two and one of them, she I never called her back, and never got back her, and the other one was just so busy just so busy, and just she just never. It's it can be rough. Finding a financial planner can be I. Think what we'll see is one of the consequences of this. Of the coronavirus pandemic. Just, like we are all used to working from home, many financial advisors and financial planners an now working from home. So in what they're doing is they're becoming licensed in more states. So, if you are more comfortable, working with someone over zoom remotely I think you don't have to stick with someone in your area. You can go beyond your locations, but you know some people don't feel comfortable that if if they're going to have someone managing their life savings, they want to be able to meet them in person. That's just a personal choice. All right next question comes from twitter. Is that right from sully what I hear? Okay? I just listened to the episode mentioning Your Weakness Two. Shopping carts and Tj, Maxx that me or you Jason. Accused me. Thoughts on the stock. If I had a war on Amazon, basket would be Costco TJ maxx Home Depot tractor supply. What would be your basket against online retail? That's funny. Well okay, listen I wouldn't have basket against online retail, because online retails where it's at. The whole idea. The whole idea behind the basket approaches to find a long term trend that you feel like the world is headed toward and so the war on cash basket, for example that was always one about people using cash war, traffic payments now with that said I get the spirit of the question some going to answer it because I do like some of these ideas. And I I would definitely include Costco in their in Home Depot's well. Home Depot gets a lot of my money. Doesn't, but they have a very loyal fan base of customers that just are happy to renew year in year out. So I love those membership models there, so costco and a Home Depot for sure you know I'm going to give a little shout at my wife Robin I. Know that she would approve of my adding target to the mixer. She hasn't been raving about targets APP and ordering on the APP the able to go to the store. Just pick it up right there I've talked with Ron Gross on more than one occasion about target and how this really has. Become a twenty first century resale right they're doing. They're doing everything online and in physical stores. What they call Alma Channel and then my fourth and I'm GONNA. Take this. You probably aren't expecting this when Alison. I'm GonNa Shock and all you. I'm ready. I'm ready Alta. We're going. Make up my I know my daughter's love. It ugly ugly Mug like this. What do I know about makeup? Tell you what. Get! A House with two daughters and a wife. That's what I know about make. There's a lot of it in an Ulta is a really really good business. They actually have a very nice diversified revenue stream. They've got the salon a`dynamic of the business which encourages people to go there they do have an online business. They have an augmented reality function there at where you can actually like. Try things on makeup to see how it looks. Mary Dillon just a phenomenal other adults of that's my fourth, their Ulta but they I appreciate the spirit of the question I like the idea I'm not saying this is the basket. I'm not tracking this basket in a not a not backing this basket, but in the spirit of the question if I had to develop. A basket, such as this one I think it'd go with those four. Yeah, I mean I guess you just have to think about what retail out there is something that you would still physically go to. Because the actual retail experience is being in the space is the experience and what you're there for? And I know I mean before Corona virus we I would go to target and just just couldn't believe how much money I had spent from walking through a few of the aisles. TJ Max is just a phenomenal business I mean what they've done through the years. Is really capitalized on the nature of the business, the advantage they have in that treasure hunt kind of nature like you go to TJ Max, maybe not necessarily looking for something, and then you end up finding a lot of things, and it can be a little bit lumping at times, but but generally speaking like management's a very good job of running that business, and they know how to exploit the advantage of experience. I think they're online game. Though I think they could probably get something going with online, and they just have not have not yet and so I. Haven't since Corona Virus for example. I haven't spent a single dollar there, but I continue to still shop at. Home Depot I. Think Yeah! We still shopping at home depot because we're doing. You know you gotta buy lumber somewhere. And I know my grandparents out in my my inlaws out in rural Virginia. They love tractor supply store, but that's not. That's not in where we live, but. Still New deck at the house there allison. I mean you, can you see? A big exposed beam behind me and some drywall work that needs to happen. Have lots of drywall work that needs to happen now though. Yeah Anyway get to that. All right next question comes from Matthew. I got married to my amazing wife nine days ago in a small Kobe nineteen wedding in our front yard after we postponed it from its original date in April all. It was definitely different, but still very special. My question is in relation to this wonderful event. My salary has been at a level that has allowed me to fund a roth. Ira I love the optionality of it, but after marrying my bad ass, wife are combined. Salaries are now over the limit that would allow me to fund the Roth. IRA does this affect occur immediately? Do I need to now open up a traditional. IRA and begin funding it or do I have until the end of the year. Matthew wants a Roth Bachelor party one last. Well Matthew I have bad news. When it comes to most things in taxes, your status and your age and things like that depends on where you are on the last day of the year, said if you're married on the last day of the year, you were considered married for the whole year. So that means if you contributed started contributing to a Roth IRA for twenty twenty. You need to call up your brokerage. Firm and re characterize that as a traditional. Now don't have any other traditional IRA, as it's very easy to do the back door, Ross which we've talked about before you can just google it or even when you call the brokerage, just say I want to do the backdoor. Roth and they'll tell you what to do. If, you have other traditional IRA as you can still do. It just becomes more complicated and you'll probably pay more taxes. So you, but you may not be totally out of luck and I should say that's only if you have a traditional IRA doesn't matter if your wife has traditional areas. One exception by the way of of what I just said. In terms of tax status and last day of the year is distributions from retirement accounts before it's age fifty nine and a half, you actually have to be age fifty nine and a half to avoid that ten percent early distribution penalty, unless some of the many exceptions that are out there exist. Right next question comes from Warren Warren Buffett. Maybe I don't know that's why I was thinking. He's asking about coq, so maybe maybe. Once James Opinion on coke. By? Or hold? Wants to now. I'd give buffet night give. Kiesel Warren of the same advice and I would say. For some I'm not buying it. Not Buying it I'm not holding it if I own it. I guess that means sell it. Even Atlanta Georgia person like you i. feel like it's almost sacrilege. I am pretty close to probably not being ever even invited back. But the facts are the facts. Okay, I mean you do have to look at the stock itself has been ain't bad stockton for the last five years. I mean I do understand why when you look at it what they do, I mean they have. Four hundred master brands, and less than fifty percent of them are the big global brands that are actually responsible for almost all of their revenue when I say almost only ninety eight percent, so it's a business. It's very reliant on on. You know a small portfolio of really successful grants. The problem is now. We've always talked about cocoa beans such a great distribution story and that's true. They've got a distribution network. It's just phenomenal, but the problem is now. They're what they're distributing is is being seen as not so good for you in so you're seeing them. Have it into to essentially pivot away from what you know brought them all of the success for all these years. Years in soda and that that's not going to change I. Mean you're always GonNa have people to drink soda? People are not to drinking as much soda going forward in the numbers of just kind of the kind of shown that through that through the quarters in the years of Coca, Cola and Pepsi Pepsi. Has the salty snacks division, which I've always been very. Impressed by I, mean I love a good Cheeto, and so I mean anytime you can throw a bag of those cheetos in my Patriot Amok GonNa, turn it their coq. Interrupting, but I think this is also very important point. You tried the Jalapeno White Cheddar crunchy cheetos. The White Shit or so. I've tried to Jalapeno ones but I've not seen the white Cheddar White Cheddar Jalapeno crunchy cheetos. Don't get the puffy. The poofy ones are not as good, but the crunchy white Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetahs. them by them. They're amazing. I have to back. Pain you. I'll get those next time. I promise I, mean Eh. One. crunchy wants the puffy ones, so that people won't you're not? You're not seeing poopie. Who using poofy Joe Copy? We'll be Coca doesn't have that dynamic of their business. They don't have that dynamic to their business, and they've suffered from that Pepsi's Pepsi's outperform coca-cola over the last several years. It's not safe. Pepsi or coke get it back. I'm sure they probably can. But what I am saying is I think there are a lot of better ideas out there, and so I wouldn't be putting new money into Coca Cola and frankly if I did own it. I probably would look at selling it and you know if you've got a beverage company, maybe own starbucks. It seems like the science coming out in support of coffee, right? It's coming and telling you that these sodas. They're gonNA. Make you fat. Coffee, it could extend your life. It could help you live longer. SMART Mexican looking this a starbucks as well is. That sounds like study from the copy roasters of America. Do! Something that Chris Hill sent me the other day. that. We sleep at night. I'm glad I've been drinking coffee as long as I have God knows what I would look like otherwise. You're a good looking man. Rick. good-looking next question comes from. A. I'm trying to save money for my kid's College. Fund while the five nine is a great option. I'm limited to investing in mutual funds, which means at best I'm going to get what the market gets assuming I do some sort of low cost index fund and I be a capital F. Fool investor have been doing much better than the market in the last three years of being a member of. Of Stock Advisor Enroll breakers, even during this pandemic mess by listening to every full podcast and following David and Tom's and yours and every one else's in the full universe. My portfolio of about one hundred stocks is up here today. Thirty percent to the market's down five percent as of day as of today weighed down by three sluggish five to nine plants that are also down five percent each. I feel like throwing away money by using the five to nine, and not being allowed to select my own great companies in which to invest. What's more, my understanding is that the five to nine does not count as an asset for the kid when applying for student aid, but the coverdale does. So I come to you with a simple question. Can I have my cake and eat it, too? What if I wanted to use the coverdell to buy individual stocks? Until the child is nearing college? At which point I then converted to a five to nine. This allows me to get better returns and avoid it being an asset for financial aid and get the favorable tax benefit. So, chose this question, because first of all Dune does a good job explaining the benefits of the coverdell over the five twenty nine, you can buy individual stocks. You can buy and sell them all day long. We recommend that, but you can. Whereas with the five twenty nine, you can only make two changes to the investments a year, and it's all mutual funds. So. That's you did a good job of explaining that. I will point out with the coverdell. It's gotta low contribution limit of only two thousand dollars a year, so for some people save more for college, but they can max out to cover it out, but then put the rest in a five twenty nine. One thing that doomed does not have quite right. Is The financial aid treatment the financial aid treatment? Coverdale's and five twenty nine is identical. They're treated as assets of the parent, not the kid that is favourable from a financial aid perspective. It's not negligible doesn't mean it doesn't have any effect on financial aid, but it's better than an asset that is owned. By the kid. He can. Transfer money from the Coverdell to the five twenty nine. If for some reason, he decides to do that, but you can't transfer it. The other way around so were convinced to try out the covered. You have money in a five twenty nine. You can't move it from the five twenty nine. To the coverdale. What other interesting thing that he pointed out is that he is doing very well with his investments, and he owns about one hundred stocks. We get this question a lot. Either on the show, or on the full live that we run every day for members of full services, and that is how many stocks should I own, and if I owned too many are not just owning index fund watering down my returns, but here's an example if someone owns a one hundred stocks is still crushing the market. Idol last question comes from Cameron thoughts on the valuation of Stone Co in light of the corona virus for a fragile country like Brazil. This could be the tipping point after so many other headwinds. But how does that affect stone? coz Business Jason I. Don't even know what Stone Co is. What is still business? Yes, don't Coz a payments company that's focused on Latin American markets in Brazil and particular in so I guess it could be. Draw you can draw a parallel to to a with square through pay pal at, but generally speaking I mean it's payments. Company focused on Latin America. Primarily Brazil. Is the big money making market kind of like Marco Libra, they're. In I, I, it's a it's. A NEAT opportunity, gained a lot of headline recently, when and it was, it was seen that Berkshire hathaway. Warren Buffett's company Berkshire hathaway taken a five percent position in the company, which is pretty considerable i. Think in the near term. You have to acknowledge the fact that. They're gonNA, be some real headwinds in in Brazil particularly because of the pandemic I mean. The flip side of that is role in same boat kind of in that regard. The entire world is dealing with it, so it's not specifically you know it's. It's not particular to one economy or one country some. To get hit harder than others I, do feel like Brazil. Be at a place where they can recover from this given You know some of the other businesses in the area. I mean that that that I think is. Who knows ultimately how? That's GONNA shake, but generally speaking. I think the move away from cash towards cashless. Transactions in and financial software that's not stopping if anything, this hastens that which which is what I think, Cameron's talking about there and for a company like stone. Co, neither are other companies in the space pags bureau in roquetas libra to but you know moving money around is a big big market opportunity, and there's nothing that says they won't be able to expand well beyond the Latin American markets, too, so I I'd say cautiously optimistic I mean I
Mark Levin: "Pelosi Project" to Impeach Trump
"ABC montage, Many of these former Democrat officials in the Clinton Obama administration's and elsewhere Put together by gravy and others are pretend journalists like Wolf Blitzer and Briana Keiler. Among others, and a few Democrat representatives thrown in because they all sound the same. Pushing Locking up Donald Trump. Cut three. Go ahead. He wants to see the president, United States in prison. It's an extraordinary statement from the speaker of the house. Do you agree with her? Is that how you see it? Do you want to see the president in prison instead of impeaching him? So what was your reaction when you heard Speaker Pelosi reportedly saying is that she wants to see President Trump in prison. But here's the question. Would you like to see President Trump in prison? Do you think President Trump committed crimes that could be prosecuted? He did when Nancy Pelosi says she wants to see the president United States in prison is that at all realistic You know, I think it could be realistic. No one is above the law, and that includes President Trump. If it determines that we lead to impeachment, or if he ends up in jail, So be it. I almost said that he should be in jail. If you become president in 2020. Would you want your Justice Department to pursue charges against President Trump? Do you want to see President Trump in prison? Let me press you, Congressman. Do you want to see The president of the United States in jail more than anything else, Wolf. Look the lizard brain that I have says. I hope bad things happen to this man because he has been so destructive. Leave this Now. Turning back done freedom of the press. Here's some of what you need to know. Time managing editor Rick Stengel moved to the State Department is on Secretary of State for public Diplomacy in public affairs. In the Obama administration. Douglas, France, who wrote for The New York Times of the Los Angeles Times, was an assistant secretary of state for public affairs. In the Obama administration. Boston Globe Online Politics editor Glen Johnson was a senior adviser at the State Department. The Obama administration. Washington Post writer Stephen Barr moved to the Labor Department is senior managing director of the Office of Public Affairs. In the Obama administration. Washingtonpost Congressional reporter Shallah Mary became vice president Joe Biden is communications director and later senior adviser to President Obama. Rosa Brooks was a columnist for the Washington Excuse me for the last AngelesTimes. Before taking a piss position is undersecretary fence for policy in the Obama administration.
COVID-19 vaccine trial that started at Atlanta's Emory expands to the largest in the world
"The world's largest cove in 19 vaccine study, researched at Emory here in Atlanta has entered crucial phase three human trials. Today, 30,000 volunteers will be a part of this critical phase for the vaccine trial developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna. Those volunteers would be in areas of the country with higher infection rates, including Savannah, the chairman of the Donatella's Good Morning America on Channel Two. If they get the results of looking for the next step is federal approval talking lately, you're next year before the FDA. Khun made this adjudication. Nothing's guaranteed. But the Madonna Steins, one of several around the world that has shown promise Genetic and bottom 95.5 double DSP
The Unravelling 4: War Party
"This is the Jaakko on Raveling podcast episode four. With Daryl, Cooper and me, Jaakko willink. And, we're about to pick up the thread. Of JAAKKO GOING TO WAR I WanNa read something from. Tom ricks book fiasco early part from the earliest part of the invasion because I want to give people an idea of. The fire. You were jumping into in September, October. Two thousand three, so the war started in March. and. The conventional forces the Iraqis the resistance in the cities. Is precisely the match for the US military that you think it is, and we burn through them and. The Third Infantry Division gets up into Baghdad quick. They take the airport they make their thunder runs through the city, and the regime collapses very rapidly. That's in March early April. And this passage is. Referring, to appear now April into May. Quote. Baghdad was falling apart in front of the eyes of the US military with buildings, being looted and parents afraid to let their children outside, but no one had orders to do anything about it. Looking back several years later, Colonel Colonel Allan King the head of Civil Affairs for three ID spoke of April, two thousand, three with slow chilled tone of horror and his voice. I got to Baghdad was told. You've got twenty four hours to come up with a phase four plan. On the night of April eight Colonel John Sterling Chief of staff of three ID came to me, and said I just got off the phone with the court chief of staff, and I asked him for the reconstruction plan, and he said there isn't one so you've got twenty four hours to come up with one. King was stunned. He had been asking for months for just such a plan and had been told that when the time came, he would be given it. Lacking clear orders about what to do once. In Baghdad, the Third Infantry Division more or less stayed in place in the capital. You didn't find many dismounted patrols with three ID recalled J. Garner a retired army general, not one to lightly criticize his old peers. Kind of stayed with their platforms. That is their. And Bradley Fighting Vehicles. On April. Sixth Lieutenant Douglas Hoyt a platoon leader with three. Id saw looters for the first time. I remembered looking through the sights on my tank at people and trying to determine if they were hostile or not, he recalled later. He didn't stop them. It was not our mission at the time. The divisions official actor Action Review. States that. It had no orders to do anything else. Quote. Third Infantry Division transitioned into phase four SASSO. That's a security and stability ops with no plan from higher H. Q. IT reported. There was no guidance for restoring order in Baghdad creating an interim government, hiring government and essential services, employees, and ensuring that the judicial system was operational. The result was. A power and authority vacuum created by our failure to immediately replace key government institutions. The president announced that our national goal was regime change. This is still reading from the thirty report. That our national goal was regime change yet. There was no timely plan prepared for the obvious consequences of regime change. As a matter of law and fact, the United States is an occupying power in Iraq even if we characterize ourselves as liberators. Because of the refusal to acknowledge our occupier, status commanders did not initially take measures available to occupying powers such as imposing curfews, directing civilians to return to work and controlling the local government in populous. The failure to act after we displaced the regime creating a power vacuum, which others immediately tried to fill. Now. I. Know that War is very confusing. Thing and nobody has a plan after the first punch thrown the fight. There were. Some decisions made in the earliest days of this war that I find pretty inexplicable specifically because they went against the advice of the military and the intelligence establishment, and they were made seemingly for ideological and political. L. Paul Bremmer he was the civilian who was. Sent over to head the Coalition Provisional Authority the CPA the civilian authority structure in Iraq.
Senate GOP to unveil next COVID-19 economic relief bill
"Round of stimulus checks only sobriety Fox these That's part of the Corona virus relief bill being unveiled by Senate Republicans and the White House today, also proposing to continue extra federal jobless benefits, but not at the same level, tying the new amount toe wages instead of giving an extra $600 to everyone on unemployment. It's not known yet how much the recent surge in covert cases in multiple states could slow and economic recovery. The mass games, the distance thing, the testing on the hygiene, that is gonna be the key to opening up the schools and the businesses. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow also says Going forward incentives are needed for long term economic growth.
'Rick and Morty' actress Spencer Grammer knifed outside NYC restaurant
"Spencer grammer the daughter of Kelsey grammer. Sheep apparently is a star of a rick and Morty. She's in that one of the voices. Did you know that? I know you're fan of record. Chris. Had No, Cashless Grant. Was Injured in a knife attack right outside of New York City restaurant over the weekend. Spencer on her friend were at an outside table. It was about eleven thirty at night when a man demanded to be served by the restaurant, which was closing. The man got mad and police said the actress Center Front attempted to break up a fight between the unidentified male and other patrons that the location and Spencer. Tells Fox News that she and a friend did what anyone else would do in the same situation, and they were just attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating. The actor says that reports exaggerated his injuries, saying that she sustained a laceration on her arm and her friend. They were stabbed in the back, but everyone's okay, so this guy started. He starts. Change. Your backup, she goes I do it. Anyone would do know what you do, is you? You Get up and you start walking backwards slowly. Well let them deal with that. Let them handle it. Don't get involve.
The Trader Joe's Haul Episode
"Okay. How do we feel about Colusa? Think! It's good i. mean it's tasty sweet. Okay, so the coffee flavored liquor is now available in to drink cold brew Kansas Okay so the drink contains real Arabica coffee with notes of Caramel chocolate and vanilla mixed with Colusa, even has the foam on top, and it's only eighty calories again. Wow So. That's because see. The thing is about Colusa. It's usually super calorie dense like leakers like the very very sweet, and so the fact that this says eighty calories a can you know I feel like I would try this and I would make some kind of fun recipes out of it so I'm excited to check that out. Put a little whip on top I. think it'll be good two hundred in a blender with some ice. From the recipe creations I smell a facebook live. Okay, so before we jump in. I do want to say that we haven't yet another fantastic sponsor for this week's episode, you guys. Are you excited about the sponsor, very? I know I am it's our old pals at enlightened first of all enlightened? Sorry, they make the best ice cream and frozen products in the Biz in addition to their incredibly delicious badeah being bought a boom snacking broad beans, which are to die for but today we are specifically talking about a new frozen product. They have you know. Enlightened started out with novelties. They had those ice cream bars originally before they got into pints and all the other great stuff that they do, but they have a new bar called enlightened fruit infusions that are low in sugar there, especially popular with the Kito audience because they're totally Kito, friendly, right? Very low in sugar, sixty ninety calories, hardly any fat. Three to seven grams of fiber, three to five grams of sugars and total, which is pretty incredible for a fruit bar, and they're real fruit frozen pops. They literally have seventy to eighty percent less sugar than most of the competition, and they are not made with any artificial sweeteners. I love these bars. They were nice enough to send them to me like during the pandemic freezer, they're really refreshing. Their infused with natural herbs and other feel good ingredients, but all you really taste. Is that fruity deliciousness now I love the flavors that they have with these because think about how cute and fund these are coconut plus immunity immunity. With elements like elderberry and high biscuits that support a healthy immune system have strawberry and chill. With like calming ingredients like Lavender Camomile and more. And like usually that stuff feels a little like I, don't know. Earthy crunchy a little bit out there to me, but I'm just telling you. The strawberry is my favorite flavor, the watermelon soothe. Has Tim. Rick and other anti inflammatory ingredients, and they have a pineapple and renew flavor with digestive benefits from Dandelions, root, Ginger, root, and more so have you tried these bars I have and I'm like blown away that you get all those benefits and it's just a delicious fruit bar. I was Kinda hoping that maybe you'd want to. Make it a little run down the hill and drop it off at our house. Maybe I should have done that I. I don't know what's left. There might just be sticks left like an ice cream truck. Will you like play some music while you pull up to our house amount, enlighten fruit infusions. Sure, but if by any chance you miss the ice cream, hungry girl as she drives by Your House, you can get these at whole foods. All right we might do that and. Everyone else could do that. We were definitely doing home for whole foods home delivery, so we'll definitely do that for sure. Okay. Well good work from the enlightened people. We Love Them I love everything they put out. This is just a new thing for them. And I say Kudos to them because they have really been doing so well with other Kito friendly products. Okay well onto the hall I am so excited. I have. Have to say we're going to jump in and start tasting. Some of the stuff that I found a trader Joe's. I'm not saying all of this is new, but I have to say it is all new to me so and that's what doesn't matter. Yeah, it doesn't and sometimes you know it's good to to pick up some foods that you hope will be around forever. Because Trader Joe's is known for like having all these. Products, and hopefully some of these will stick around for the long haul, but we are starting off with some savoury items. We've got an exciting egg for todd with Swiss cheese and cauliflower so I. I saw these in the freezer section. I know Aaron who works with US swears by these. She said Lisa. You need to try this. You put it in a flat bread. You make a rap out of it I think they're super cute and you. You can do a lot with them. It says the serving as to for Tatas, but I feel like you only need one especially. If you're creative with it, they have one hundred and thirty five calories, each seven and a half grams of fat twelve and a half grams of protein and their little egg pucks. They're cute. They're very fluffy to.
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"Seven seven three three three. Seven four to five is our phone number and you can email us anytime talk. Radio Rick Steves DOT COM next up we check in with you. Our listeners about your latest travel plans. Thanks for coming along its travel with Rick Steves every once in a while. We like to check in with you are traveling listeners here on travel with Rick Steves. Tell us where you're looking to go next and if you need a little help figuring out what to plan for he's calling from Prescott Arizona Hi Casey Hi Rick. I'm planning what I'm hopefully is going to be an epic trip to fame. I wanted to know what like small villages or towns should I make sure I see and then if I had to choose between Madrid Barcelona which one should I spend martime man okay well. Spain's a huge country and there's thousands of villages that I'm sure ordered delightful. I I gotta be honest. I don't know a lot of the villages in Spain but I'll say you want to kind of think. Of What region are you interested in. I mean the parents mountains are just fascinating. If you want that sort of Alpine Spain I mean there's a lot of traditional no culture hiding out up there. There's different regions Spain. If you go to subway sandwich shop in Madrid you might find menu with four different languages and they're all Spanish languages ages. He'd have Catalan for the people in in the northeast around Barcelona. You'd have a bask- for people in the Basque region and you'd have gallician for the Celtic people in the North West and when you travel in the northwest there are beautiful little hideaway medieval towns that are part of the Santiago de Compostela and they are the villages that people will walk to or bicycle to these days when they're doing that trek medieval pilgrimage trail the most famous villages is there the most classic and rewarding villages are these whitewashed villages in the hills down in the south and end Lucia to a lot of Americans their image of Spain really and Lucia. That's the quintessential Spanish sort of Flamingo world. The famous region in Lucia is the root of the Pueblo spunk host host the root of the Whitewashed Hill towns and you're jumping off point is the biggest of those towns that would be Rhonda. It's no secret a lot of tourists go to run but it is just just an amazing town on a gorge with dramatic bridge connecting the two sides of the gorge with the modern town on one side and an older town the other side and from there you can drive have into the hills and find these just gorgeous dramatic. Whitewashed Hill towns that were put on the top of these hills for defensive purposes so personally I would go to the root of the publicity bunkers. I've always loved that near Sa- via near Rhonda near Arcos while you're done Arcos is famous for the Spanish riding school school and also for Sherry. No you're talking about Madrid and what were you thinking Madrid and Barcelona. I couldn't decide which one I should spend more time in or maybe just forget one and spend all my time in the other. Barcelona is suffering lately because it's just too popular the mayor's actually thinking about how can we keep. I from flooding into our city. The local people are actually getting a little bit ornery about tourists changing the character of all of their their neighborhoods Barcelona's a place where AIRBNB has come in and driven up the the rents. I mean Airbnb doesn't drive it just gives landlords and opportunity to make a lot more money renting out to travelers instead of renting out to the local pensioners and so on so that drives away the local people into the suburbs and the characteristic neighborhoods are suddenly without the the local population that makes it really characteristic and instead of real produce in the markets you've got slushy isn fruit on skewers and that kind of thing for the tourists so you know you go to. Barcelona anything about about the Romblon and you think about the book career market and all that and it's still there but if you were there twenty years ago it's it's not the same thing because now it's just overrun by tourists having having said that. I love Barcelona but he really got anticipate. It's going to the streets are just going to be mobbed with with tourists whereas Madrid feels just more like a a workaday capital. Madrid good to me is you feel the pulse of Spain in Madrid beautifully. I love the architecture of the skyscrapers on the grand via and you can just trace the evolution of Skyscraper Architecture through the Twentieth Century one decade at a time as you walk down the grand via in Madrid. You've got the greatest collection of paintings anywhere in Europe at the product and and you've got a palace that used to house the most powerful king in in all of Europe into Palestinian rivals Versailles in Paris in Sean Brennan in Vienna Anna and that's the Royal Palace in Madrid you've got plenty of opportunities to enjoy the nightlife and the TAPAS and Flamenco the best Flamenco in Spain bane is famously offered in Madrid and you've got a chance. If you want to go out and see the bullfight. That's the the most visible arena in all of Spain and you've I've got tight trips from Madrid that I think are more interesting than the side trips from Barcelona within an hour. You can go to Toledo you can go to Salamanca you can go to the Valley of the fallen in El escorial the big palace of the Inquisition Palace the stern serious nonsense palace outside of Madrid. There's just I love to see in Madrid so I think I'd say if you're choosing between Barcelona Madrid. I think I'd go to Madrid well. I have to say I'm sold definitely be spending spending my time in Madrid. It's going to be my first time and all my friends have gone and told me how amazing it just wanted a little more detail. Remember in Spain. you've gotTA gotta go with the local tempo of life. Okay it's hot in the middle of the day the elite WanNa be indoors or take a nap or Siesta and then be out in the evening things are it just really hopping in the evening and there's something just wonderful about having the whole community out for the CEO in the evening when I'm doing my research for my guidebook if I'm trying to look at restaurants at noon and at six they're just empty. I mean if anything the staff will be eating but you come back at two o'clock for lunch and they start to serve and for dinner. You can have nine o'clock or ten o'clock. You'll have the dinner one thing to remember. If you go early it'll be terrific in the restaurants which is not bad. It's it's easier. It's a a little more relaxed and then if you go later it won't be touristy at all. It'll be filled with local. The same restaurant can have two different personalities and for a lot of trustee. You have to be pretty pretty aggressive. If you're trying to get served at ten o'clock all the local people are in there and and they get favored by the wait staff because they can speak directly and they know they're. They're just good solid customers. Customers whereas tourists are going to be kind of maintenance and everything so not to say you shouldn't go there but if you go in the evening you're going to have to know a few Spanish words and you're GonNa have to Beller it up to that bar and demand end some service. If you're going to get any respect I like the challenge I think all the Oh that route go for it. That's so good. Also there's a lot of sort of entrepreneurs now that are into different kinds of travel experiences. I think wherever you're going in Spain if you go to tripadvisor type under the city and then go to things to do I do not take very much serious consideration of eating and sleeping places in trip adviser but I really like the things to do section because then you can see. There's a cooking school cool. Are there's a a walking tour or oh. There's a some sort of a special experience with this or that slice of the culture anybody WHO's trying to make money in tourism. We'll have their little business listed in trip advisor things to do and you can browse through that and then you can go over to that website and take advantage of that and and that's how I find doubt about a lot of great activities while I'm in these towns year after year. I love that idea I like being more engrossed in the culture and celebrating the smaller all our businesses as opposed to the large. Oh yeah everywhere that is so important because you know the large companies they have the connections with the hotels and the gut their advertising all over the place and they're in with the booking agencies and so on but the smaller feisty little mom and pop businesses I find they are just really creative. They love their work and the we're done with that. You feel like you've got a friend in that town got to celebrate that tenacity as a small business good for you have a great time. Thank you bye yeah. We're checking in with our listeners to hear where you're thinking of travelling next where at eight seven seven three three three seven four to five and by e mail you can reach us at radio at Rick Steves. Dot Com in Dorothy is calling in from Ottawa in Ontario. Hi Dorothy thank you for taking my call. I just going because I like to know what my sisters and I should be doing. When they visit Amsterdam for a few days well Amsterdam you could spend a lot of time in Amsterdam and you could could spend just as much time outside of Amsterdam remember. The Netherlands is really small and very well accessible by public transportation so Amsterdam could be your hub and you could side trip out to any number of places depending on your interest. Okay I'd be interested in seeing dykes and how that works. There's a company that I I love in Amsterdam which is called a wetland safari and wetland safari is a chance to go on a canoe ride in the polder land with a local guide who will explain to you how the detrick claimed the land and and what the little communities were like and are like today in the you know the rural countryside. It's called polder land that is what was reclaimed from the sea and the company is called Wetland Safaris. It's run by a woman named Miguel A. J. E. L. I believe but you go canoeing from village to village and you realize what these charming little towns or hamlets are like and you approach them by. Water also when you're out wonderful in when you're out on that you you realize that it's sort of a bog land and there's a we've of organic material that makes kind of a big Saad Topsoil and and under that is water and you get out of the canoe and Mai L. takes you to a little point where you can jump up and down on the side and you the whole place is like a trampoline because because you're literally on a mattress over the water and I love that and she's just a petite canoe and she takes a long pole and she pushes. Che's it through the sod and then she shoves it down ten or twelve feet because it gets through the layer of sod and it just hits water and it demonstrates this the Dutch terrain that a lot of us are oblivious to so that's a fun way to get out of the city and connect with the countryside far from Amsterdam again actually leaves from Amsterdam. You meet her behind the train station and she takes you on a public bus out her little depot where she has her canoes and and then you get on the news and you go paddling around and you get out and demonstrate this here and you get out and check out a windmill there and you get out and have a picnic lunch here and then you get out and pedal through all the ducks and then you're Beckett your spot and she takes you back dempster down. It's a lot of fun. It sounds great but that's just one of many kinds of alternatives are excursions. You can have from Amsterdam you can also go directly out to the ocean front and they're you've got beach resorts and some of them are sand dunes national parks and desolate kind of hikes on on the wide open beach and others are really really crowded and popular and multigenerational festivals on the Sand Scheveningen is a suburb of of Rotterdam and everything within an hour of Amsterdam. It seems like on on one of the trains and the fun thing about Dutch Public Transit. Is You hardly need the train sketch Africa's four times an hour trains go everywhere and everything's within thirty or forty minutes away. Everything's flat and you're out in the in the countryside and in no time and then pretty soon. You're at another another town nearby. Harlem is a great town disagreed town. Rotterdam was a big city that was bombed flat in World War. Two has been rebuilt sent in a modern way in fact. It's Nice Ace to compare Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Raphael fell as a really interesting neighborhood to visit to because it's a very old neighborhood. It was one of the first places when the aristocratic families wanted to start moving out of the CENTRO. They started moving into these new suburban neighborhoods right now. They feel like they're right next door. You know that's walkable between the Century Study Cassandra file but at that time they built their mansions there it was like moving out into the country and now all of those buildings they've been there for hundreds of years and now they have mechanic shops in little careers in them. It's a really vibrant neighborhood hood with lots of people walking around the street there some cool coffee shops but mostly. It's just a lot of old time places. That's a really fun place to explore on foot. If you wanted to go to some real neighborhood in a random way that was a working class neighborhood with vibrant markets and just a slice of life of urban Mexico. What would you recommend fail. L. Is a good working class neighborhood to explore as is the Santa Maria Larry Beta which is just a little bit further out from the center and if you're looking for some vivid a little slice of life what would it be. I mean I remember these old fashioned tortilla machines that were just so beautiful so rickety and they would just be cranking out endless bliss so little produce yeah definitely lots of those. I think there's a lot of places in Mexico City where you can find really long running vibrant culture. Are you know there's tons of coffee. Shops Mexico grows a lot of coffee and there have always been a great coffee culture there so that you can you know walking down any neighborhood. Even the trendiest neighborhoods are still. We're gonNA find the old coffee shop with the old man eating pundits. You'll say sweet bread and having their coffee reading the paper. Those places are everywhere wrote that again. Tina's in your moon guidebook to Mexico City you wrote about how that tell you find a little intimate corner of the local cultures going to cuffy shop. What about CHAPULTEPEC multiple pack doc is Mexico City's gigantic urban park. It's more like a forest than apart. It's a beautiful park and it's also the sight of some of the most important museums in the the city notably the absolutely unmissable and absolutely spectacular anthropology museum. That's brings a lot of tourists to to pull back to spend a day or half a day wandering through the anthropology museum but it's also worth taking a spin around the park itself which is shaded by these old cypress trees that have been there for hundreds of years and it's actually been a park since the time of the machine pretended to cheat lawn the Aztec City the Mexico City to pull apart that the rulers would go out and spend a day in the country cheer and afternoon in the country so it's always sort of been this country and then later the Spanish did the same you mean didn't just take over a bunch of grumbling barbaric humans animals. I mean they were actually civilized in Mexico when when the Spaniards came in fact the Spanish were blown away when they saw the city of Tennessee line it was enormous and orderly and it had beautiful spectacular markets they couldn't believe in fact it was all ridden by canals. Isn't that an amazing easing thing to think that Europeans conned themselves into thinking that they just were you know invading heathens and giving Christian faith when when really these were very very sophisticated societies and beautiful cities in some cases Mexico City compared to Venice at the time and it had those canals and an amazing system of government and and criticize happened to be able to go in there and because of a few quirky little lucky breaks was able to conquer Mexico yeah and a lot of what we know about the city today or about ten feet long about the Aztec city is from the Spanish chronicles. You know they wrote about it. They were blown away by what they saw. When they came to ten feet long you can learn about that that the National Museum the event apology and that's in the Chapultepec area and I'll tell you if you're going out into the countryside and going to be visiting some of the ruins and so on you you gotta see this first and if you're not gonNA get the chance to go to the countryside then you need to see also it's just it's a beautiful museum and it's so important to gain an appreciation of Pre Columbian Mexico. That's right the report about the neighborhood called a Roma well. Roma is today probably the hippest coolest neighborhood in Mexico City but it was built originally in the nineteenth century so or the very beginning of the twentieth century actually so it's also a place with lots of gorgeous architecture a lot of ECLECTIC architecture some beautiful art nouveau architecture and for a long time. It was sort of working class neighborhood but little by little it's become the hot spot in Mexico City so this is the place to go. Oh you are a foodie. The Rome is the place to go. There's really wonderful restaurants of all types great nightlife bookshops great shopping cool boutiques six this is travel with Rick Steves. We're talking with Julie Mead and she writes the Moon Guidebook to Mexico City and Julie in your book. You've got this wonderful list of top sites eight and Cantina culture mid the list of top quote site. Why would you rate Cantina culture right up there with all the great museums and galleries well. I think that it's a pretty unique and wonderful part of life in Mexico City. There are cantinas everywhere. CANTINAS can sort of range from a place that really is just sort of a barebones bar where the neighborhood locals are. GonNa get together and talk and play Dominos and everybody knows each other and they maybe served some peanuts to place where you can have a full sit down meal where every drink you order comes with a plate of food and some of Cantinas are even really good dining destinations nations the other well known in the city as a place to eat so it's a really low key he version. It's a nightlife sort of thing or afternoon evening place to go out and get got together but it's a very low key. It's like a Tapas bar in Spain is is it a vestige of the Spanish colonial experience well. That's a good question that I don't know the answer because because I mean you got you got that wonderful ambience you know you can just stay awhile atmosphere and fund workaday food in a Tapas bar in Spain. It sounds like you got the same thing in a Cantina in Mexico City. What's one tip to assure you fit rated in the Cantina culture well. The best tip would be to learn the lyrics some some popular songs in Spanish. That's kind of a tall order. I guess I'd say don't drink corona with lime. People don't do that Mexico. Lyon your corona. I think a lot of people going super local that you're being Super Gringo now. If you WANNA even be more locally you can drink the intoxicating drink to talk about the the Polka Polka fermented beverage made from the sap of the McGee cactus and it's been drunken Mexico since long before the conquest and it was really popular popular during the time when the machine ruled Mexico they were very upset me as people they wouldn't let anybody drink pool except for the priests and the nobleman but once they fell in the Spanish Spanish took over while everyone said great. Let's drink pool K. because it's a delicious sort of fizzy sort of slimy which sounds terrible but it's not it's delicious drink. Ah then is usually flavored with a fresh fruit gum guava mango sorte peanut flavor. It's a fermented sap of CACTUS. That's slimy and end with other fruits sounds so good but it's not as mode exploited to this. There's no big commercial production well. There can't be because pork is something it has to be drunk within a day or two of its productions so all of the Polka Mexico City is a big place to drink it because most of the Production Pool K. is in the ranch's right around Mexico. Oh City in the states around Mexico City and really it has to be pulled out of the CACTUS and fermented and within a day or two. It has to be consumed so there's no way to really export polka. Can you get drunk on it yeah. You got to drink a lot. Though it's a very low alcohol content you can feel the effects of it after usually at served actually very big glasses for that reason so you know feel it. Let's head no option. They got drunk on Pool K. Yes that's right interesting data. Eh the equivalent of a of a medieval kind of mead or something like that in Europe would be making a big comeback in in Mexico City which is becoming quite trendy. I would think vermouth and cocktails tails would be more hip but there's actually a mess drink. That's holding its own with its own burkhalter. Yeah well you get a little bit of both actually and nowadays so a traditional nope Acadia the places where they serve McKay. There are some that have been around for over one hundred years well. Those places are PULCI and nothing else and they serve it in the daytime. You know they open at ten o'clock in the morning. They're done by six. The pool is gone. That's a traditional Katya but now you can find lots of cocktail buyers that might have a pool in curtail on the Menu Julie. This has been such a great review of the neighborhoods of massive Mexico City congratulations on your guidebook the moon guidebook for Mexico City. Let's just finish with an idea where I can just I just want to kick back and be part of the parade of local life and either sit and enjoy watching it or actually be part of it on a Sunday afternoon. Where would I be in Mexico City. Well I would say the best place to go is to the CEO delivery format and then right next door to to put the pack the park because on Sundays the buzzer La Reforma is closed closed to automobile traffic. It's this big old boulevard that runs all the way through the city studded with monuments skyscrapers on either side and it runs through the park of triplet the pack and they closed it on Sundays so that people can ride bicycles. They can jog take their dog on a walk families. Go Out. There's music. It's really fun and and you get a really great Sunday vibe everybody comes out and then you can pop into the park where it's a veritable party on Sundays so really family family oriented place people are picnicking there flooding little boats on the lakes there. I think that's a wonderful place spent a Sunday so the Paseo de reform a boulevard Lavar close to cars on a Sunday were filled with people enjoying a beautiful afternoon and then from there head over to Chapultepec Park. That's what I would recommend sounds good. Thanks thank.
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"Will open the phones at eight seven seven three three three rick to check in on your travel plans in just a bit but first we're finding adventures in the new world with tips for experiencing Mexico City One neighborhood at a time that's next on travel with Rick Steves. The ancient capital of the Aztec Empire is now the massive capital city of Mexico off Mexico City has grown into an important cultural and business hub. You could even didn't say the most influential city Latin America. There's more than one hundred and fifty museums gorgeous parks and some of the most vibrant markets and hip eateries in the Americas. It's a sprawling metropolis of some twenty million and it's full of surprises contradictions that make the city worth the effort. It requires to explore. We're joined now now. By Julie Mead she writes the Moon Guidebook to Mexico City. Julie fell in love with the city on her first visit some twenty years ago. She's here to help us explore Mexico City Eighty one neighborhood at a time duly. What was it about Mexico City that drew you in and what about it made you WANNA leave. Californian actually lived there for ten years well. It's it's hard to say exactly. It's the city like no other in the world and I was a young woman early out of college and I traveled there for the first time and and the energy of the place the fact that it was so close to my my home in California growing up and yet felt so different so foreign so many worlds away those things really drew me in and I wanted to feel a change in my life in that city just felt like it could bring it about. It felt powerful every time I fly there. I'm just you you connect from Houston or wherever and it's you're there in a couple of hours and you realize wow this is a completely different cultural capital and it's not even on the radar of so many American travelers so many people go to Cancun or the resorts on the West Coast and they're missing something when they get Mexico City. What's The vibe lately and what are the Challenges Challenges for the American visitor. What you're describing is true but it is beginning to change. A lot of people have recently recognised. Mexico City is a wonderful place to visit culturally culturally Colin narrowly so tourism has been taking off especially with that sort of younger hipster crowd. You've got a lot of cool bars lots of great food restaurants tons of museums and galleries a bunch of opened in the last decade so you're getting a lot more tourism than say when I first moved there in two thousand one rare you would see a tourist maybe in the centre with their backpack looking at the ruins or at the anthropology museum but now people go for all sorts it's of reasons they go to go out may go for the food they go to checkout galleries and underground poetry readings so it's definitely changed over the past twenty years now when you fly in it seems like it sprawls forever in fact it's one of my favorite views at an airplane window is coming into Mexico City because he just think whole twenty million Ryan people or whatever it is but you can think of Mexico City as a collection of neighborhoods and does make it a little easier doesn't it it certainly does it's very provincial in a way you can go from one neighborhood to another and each one feels like its own distinct city with its own community and vibe and things to do their glasses go through them because your book covers the city so well it pulls it down to size and we can deal with one neighborhood at a time first of all you have the central historical district. What is that well. That's the oldest district in the city five hundred years ago. When the Spanish arrived in the Valley of Mexico there was a little island in the middle of a huge lake and that was the Aztec City the F. penalty plan that city is what today is considered the central story for the very oldest neighborhood in Mexico City so that's where the Spanish vanish after the conquest built their own capital the capital of new Spain and they named it after the people who are living there the Sheikha people is where Mexico gets its name so that that little island became the founding neighborhood of Mexico City and it's got this beautiful old colonial architecture square this Colo.. That's does Okelo which is the main square was called the plaza my yard men throughout all of the colonial era and today it's called Zocalo because it adjoins the Cathedral resume or yes so if you if you've been to Spain. It's just it's another pleasant mayor. Every town has agreed square with the Cathedral facing it and and it just makes sense that there you would find the colonial area era palaces and chapels and grand buildings. It's a great area to explore from sightseeing point of view. Do you actually see any as tick remains he do and I think that's one of the most fascinating elements of visiting Mexico City in general right there right adjoining the cathedral which the Spanish built was at the most Holy Temple for the machine people and when Cortez Conquest did the city they raised the Masika city of ten not plan and they built their city right on top of it using the same bricks from the pyramids that they've Feld and they built over it so completely that everyone forgot where it was they forgot that the city was underneath the KISTA doors. They build right on the holy spot. We're exploring Mexico. City's neighborhoods travel with Rick Steves with Julie me. She's the author of the Moon Mexico City guidebook. Julie has spent more than a decade get into New Mexico's capital from its grand tractions to its earthy delays. You'll find web links to her work with this week. Show at Rick Steves dot com slash radio all right so you built your holy spot on top of their holy spot. That's the Zocalo and you you decorate the the big square with your colonial infrastructure and today as tourists four hundred five hundred years later. That's the number one thing to see probably but a lot of people are drawn to the What is it Alameda Central yeah well. I'll let made a centrale was the first big park in Mexico City. It was the first step public strolling park and that sort of on the western end of the central and the big attraction there in my opinion is the beautiful beautiful Palacio biggest artists the palace of fine arts within that does have Diego Rivera Mural in it a famous one that Rockefeller Commission and then threw a fit when it had communist themes in it and so they relocated it to that got palace but it's also just an amazing building a beautiful marble building and on the inside it has one of the most spectacular art deco interiors you can imagine so that's definitely worth a visit right on the element of also what colonial-era churches or their Zima pump several throughout the entire you're centrally story go and the Alameda that whole area is just replete with Beautiful Colonial Era Mansions Palaces churches a a lot of giant convents and churches were destroyed during the reforms of the nineteenth century but there still remains a religious buildings and convents all throughout the Centro. It's really fascinating fascinating and beautiful. It's one of the most captivating places in Mexico so one place that has historically been the tourist zone as Zona Rosa. What's that like these days. There's Zona Rosa has come and gone in terms of its fashionableness. It was very fashionable place to hang out in the sixties and seventies it was sort of the heart of Bohemian culture and since then it's become a little less noisy chaotic. It's right next to the salary forum. I saw a lot of business people passing through Kinda ugly end of tourism to me that the Warez neighborhood is a little more trendy. Isn't it right next to it. Yeah you know there's only Rosa has lots of architecture to but in the whereas you're seeing it preserved served in a more historical way. There aren't as many you know fast food restaurants. It's quieter. You know sort of gone that way more but that doesn't mean there aren't interesting things there you know there are some really great. Korean restaurants because that's where a lot of the local Korean population lives so there's things to explore even in places that seem like they are little down at heel now. They're still really interesting things to see. This is traveled Rick Steves. We're talking with Julie need her. Book is the Moon Guide to Mexico City and were learning just what to do when you get to this overwhelming the city when you do tackle the city neighborhood at a time. It is very reasonable to get your brain around it. Let's talk about San.
"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Food is that although we were there for the trade off the spices the spices were way too expensive to use them in our food so Portuguese food is not spicy because we were selling the food although in our deserts we have lots of Oriental of your oriental influence using using of the honey and of course the cinem- so Robert what was the influence of all of this excitement about Magellan and so on how did it impact the Spanish economy in in history after that it changed the game because once the ship came back from all the way around the world they knew how to get to the Spice Islands without having to enter Portuguese. He's territory so they could actually go and pick it up and sell them as well they could have backed tracked from the Philippines and they considered that because they they were entering into Portuguese territory but the current go the opposite way and they weren't quite sure how to get back and if they had gotten back Mexico had not yet had been conquered by the Spaniards so they would have been on the west coast of Mexico and unable to cross to the Caribbean which they had control of Tour Guides Christina Dorothy from Lisbon Robert Wright who now lives in Seville are helping US celebrate five hundred years since Magellan's crew proved that you really could sail all the way around the world. There's more on our website at Rick Steves dot com slash radio just to wrap things up for the celebration and it's not a certain day. It's the next three years because that it was the duration of the voyage as travelers. What will we find Christine. Is there any celebrations what we look for. Well in Portugal. There will be not the celebration we've feel proud because he was portugeuse but we are not going to celebrate that because he's not a story call event that is for the Portuguese event historic so there's lots going on with experts and discovers but not specifically to celebrate five hundred years of Magellan and Robert in Spain Spain. We're definitely going to celebrate. Woo Hoo. Ah what will probably be going on for most of the three years is they have made a reproduction of the ship that made it back it was the now Victoria and that was the one vessel that did return and they have made a salable reproduction and it is at the dock in the port of severe and different cities around Spain and it will they've taken it around the world already but they will be going to different countries around the world and you might see it when you're in Spain because it will probably be traveling up in the Basque country as well okay okay you can actually walk on board see how the sailors lived compare the the size of the cabin where the captain slept and then everybody else left outside of really attempts to imagine what it was like from a gentleman and his guys five hundred years ago and all my traveling days have gone to civilian. I've seen that great port there with the Golden Tower and it's been so evocative to me but there's never been an old boat there now. We've got an area. There's never been a more perfect time Robert Reich Christina dorte. Thank you so much yes.
"rick" Discussed on Chris and Rick Talk Guitars
"Hey everybody it's chris and rick top guitars. That's chris over there how you doing. I'm rick <hes> we're gonna do this. One <hes> chris going back to the motherland to michigan and we decided to do a podcast before he leaves <hes> and it's going to be about two ni guitar we've kind of alluded to it in the past but chris has a lot of thoughts on tuning guitars and why don't you talk a little bit about that chris well my thoughts on tuning guitar it stemmed from i just recently saw video you know you're watching youtube and you're looking at videos of rock and roll band serving that and something pops up on the right hand side. I saw the video that said tuning. Your telecaster caught my attention or guy too and i clicked on it. Some dude turns out east from seattle is name. Is tim lurch coach. I think that's his name. I think that is his name and he's talking. He's like waiting to telecasters and he's had this whole thing talking about tuning the telecaster and brought back ah flood of memories. It's been a long time since i had to deal with any sort of tuning issues because i have these guitars for a long time now and it got me thinking that tuning tuning might be kind of an interesting topic to talk about because it's something you don't really think about until you need to think about it and if you do think about sometimes you can like increase. You're playing and you know get better tone. I just thinking about to me. I think you're right so that got me thinking about tuning and i thought let's talk about tuning very that's very inspirational and i'm in tune with that well so right off the bats so do you want to talk about tuning telecaster to start with their general tars and tuning something i think when everybody starts out they have enough shit it to worry about like oh. How do i make this accord or high fingers like yeah. My fingers hurt. It's really hard to fucking play. This toll. I'm listening to the song on his record. In coming anywhere anywhere near the last thing from their mind probably is like tuning used to inner whatever get it close and your ears aren't really that adjusted adjusted to like hearing what an a really tuned guitar supposed to sound like i think a lot of people are like me in that they were playing for a while and suddenly they reached that point in their playing when they started to hear the inherent out of tunis of the scale guitar is based on yeah and it starts to drive be fucking nuts. I remember going in like i'm gonna to misdee- cord so i'd tuned. Cord and strom it that sounds perfect hit like a c. or an athens you sound like shit yeah and that got me exploring and i learned about the equal tempered tuning system or whatnot which anybody that's interested in can google that and look for some information in there and then i became hyperfocused super focused about tuning and i went through that whole period and then finally just came up with a system that works for me to keep my guitars into play into cool so so i think a good way to break this out might be talking about. Maybe general tuning staying in tune tuning issues things like that. What would you like to talk about well. There's the things that you and i have talked about which is just actually stringing guitar which the myth about like. I don't even know what you call it but putting the string through the whole in wrapping it back around and then putting that into the string under the.
"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"This is travel with Rick Steves. We're talking with George Farkas and Monica Push about hungry George. I mentioned earlier that the Hungarian language is sort of unique UNICO. It's different from the Slavic languages around it could could you talk just very clear and slow like a teacher count one to ten in Hungarian so we can get a little dose of your language Okay H.. Kathy had them need hot thought he knew what's key lands these. There's no no dose or Einstein tray of it. We're we're we're in no mislead challenged. Oh my goodness and Monica. Is there any fun. Little tongue twisters fund well. Would you like to really hear a melody or some really tongue twister in Hungarian like for example Charlie Bunch Richer Water Metro Vancouver Chaka check check is few troubled Shag. Oh my goodness I want to hear tongue-twister say that again slowly slowly and Hungarian and then tell us what you said so Charlie Bungee Chug is Chato Gash trouble charitable Gash csonka Chad fan to torture Rag Cherokees Few troppled achieve egg and it says <hes> that <hes> in the Lilla forests the Lilla birds are singing and Lilla Lake is can be seen so practically it is just an interestingly porter attacked listener little birds actually since <hes> Hungary had just received the title that Hungary is considered to be one of the most difficult language in a word and you may wonder why you know I mean there are grammatical rules. <hes> there are exceptions read the Rose and then you learn the language so what could be so difficult well the problem is that <hes> we have more exceptions from the rules then Roussy itself so that really frustrates me when I'm trying to learn a foreign language is is this way except when it's not this way you are not the only one who is frustrated. I'm trying to find find the solution. <hes> how come that the Hungarian society is still even in two thousand eighteen is completely Hama gene probably because everybody else <hes> who had not learned the language of in the language environment. It's almost impossible to learn so they find other areas so that it has a actual impact on the budget Nadya on the demographic makeup of because your language is harder to learn than German absolutely harder to learn than any any other languages actually in the European environment. What can we learn from the Hungarian language about the Hungarian people? Does it give us any insight into the culture language sets the mind and so if we have a language which has so many unexpected twists then please don't be surprised if you feel things which are unexpected in our culture in our history in our everyday life as well if you come to our Roman Catholic coronation church and the interior area of the church is decorated Pagans Tribal Hungarian motifs and so on in other words Monica. You're saying <hes> when you walk into a Roman Catholic church it has a deeper heritage than Christianity. There is a religious undertones that survived to this day that are actually the Pagan Magyar routes. Yes and the makers just came a thousand years ago right. The Magyars are the Hungarians seven Hungarian tribes arrived in eight hundred ninety six in the ninth centuries came about twelve hundred years ago from way over by Mongolia or something like actually a whole bunch of commerce rivers area therefore we have this language sitting in the middle of all these <hes> more Western languages and it's <hes> it's part of the Finnish Hugo Rick language grew house need three <hes> there are in Finland Estonia and Hungary. It reminds me of the independent spirit. It's just hard to defeat the Hungarian spirit for the Soviet Union. The Hungarians were just the biggest problem and you actually we had to be able to have your own Goulash version of communism and so on what is it about the Hungarian independent spirit. I think the Hungarians would really want to express themselves and they don't want to be compressed one of the examples if you're bringing <hes> something unique up is how we do our bads <hes> your bed yeah so working your bid and how our bedsheets are prepared and I I'd like to share a personal experience very first time we came over to the United States of America and we went into. I don't know if it was a hotel. Someone's house we were introduced to our bedrooms and we went in and then it took us time to actually decide where we go like we lifted one layer another layer and another layer. We couldn't decide between where we go because we have where you put your body fantasies. Where do we fit in his bat setting? They're all tucked into tight exactly and then you had these sheets and then all we have is basically a cover sheet which sits on the mattress and then we have a single engle do which is top to bottom sites basically a standalone unit and it's not tax in so we can easy lift it up and then go under and then our feats are are free. We can't have our feeds compress down at the end and still still today when we go to a hotel and get up in the middle of the night. I have hard time to pull the sheet out from the bottom to freer exactly to have a Georgia practically even today even I'm putting off the don't disturb sign because <hes> the housekeeping ladies are talking beautifully my bad and every single day I'm struggling it out because I need freedom during the night so I can't be oppressed underneath the in bed sheets story sorry he does this. All the comforter.
"rick" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"Rick called me on the phone after the hearing. He was furious. He's told by his attorney how it went in Rick blame the negativity of the Florida clemency board on the media coverage. He was certain that newspaper stories that went public hours before the hearing in our video camera and Associated Press video camera that were inside the clemency hearing boardroom put the board members in a position to have to be tough on crime tough on Rick Rick was insistent that if his commutation was denied he would be the media's fault because of its decision to cover his hearing publicly. The wait began. Fourteen long and agonizing days later, Rix attorney received a letter in the mail. It was only two sentences long dear Mr Cot camp executive clemency board at its hearing on March thirteenth two thousand nineteen took. Your client's case under advisement and is subsequently denied his request for commutation of sentence. According to the current rules of executive clemency. Your client maybe eligible to reapply for clemency on March thirteen two thousand and twenty four. Rickaby out long before that is scheduled release is Tolbert twenty six two thousand and twenty not talk to Rick says the decision came down. But before the hearing he told me he is prepared to do the entire sentence. If he must and each day he will look for because while he cannot change the past. We will not let it to find who he is with a promising future is so looking forward to. I want to go sit on the page with Ralph and his wife, and this island me litter banks, you know, I want to do little things my they everything that you guys beg for granting are the things that means so much. Me.
"rick" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"Hey, everybody. It's Kevin Dietz. I hosted season two of shattered white boy, Rick if you haven't heard it yet, you can go back and hear all eight episodes in this feed. I know we're in the middle of season three of shattered right now. But I'm back to let you know what's been going on with Rick and to tell you about a development in his story. From the beginning. Rick story has been about bad choices and bad lock. It led him to spend almost two thirds of his life in prison arrested at seventeen years old on a cocaine charge. Now, he's forty nine and finally has a shot at becoming a free, man. Executive clemency. Ord meeting is now called the order for we began at like to ask chaplain berry boat champ of the department of corrections to lead us in the invocation and pledge of allegiance in late. August two thousand seventeen Rick where she junior was released by the state of Michigan after winning parole for his life sentence from a cocaine conviction nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight. But after twenty nine years behind bars, he was not free to go home. He was turned over to the custody of the state of Florida -partment of corrections. That's because Rick pleaded guilty being part of a car theft ring from behind bars. Here's Rick's lawyer Ralph maselli, they would steal luxury automobiles from dealership used car lots. They would change the VIN numbers. And then they would sell them. And the the guy that was the ringleader was in prison with Rick. He was operating this out of federal prison. Well, Rick called his mother and sister and said, hey, these are great deals. At the time. Rick got involved in the car ring. It just been turned down yet again for parole in Michigan figured he'd never get out. And when the chance came to make some money for his children, it took it. The ringleaders were busted. And so is Rick. He was charged with conspiracy. He was sentenced to five years and went straight from a Michigan prison to a Florida prison is out date was set for Tober two thousand twenty. Recogni talk just about every week when he was in the Michigan prison, and I used a recorded conversations and close to a hundred TV news stories as well as this podcast when he went to Florida, we still talked every week. But Rick said, he no longer wanted our phone calls recorded, and he no longer wanted his story on TV he wanted to go to Florida be quiet and keep as low a profile as possible. I'm rick. I'm not I'm not the person I was made out to be I did some bad things and the second half of my life. I'm going to do some good with it. And the people that have found so hard for me. I'm not gonna let him down. His plan was to fit in and be a regular inmate in push for an early release from the Florida clemency board. He hired attorney Jeffcott camp. A former Florida Lieutenant governor with connections hot camp got to work and it paid off. He was able to get Ricky hearing for December fifth two thousand eighteen this would be Rick's chance to make his case before the clemency board if he received a yes, vote from the governor and one other board member he would have his sentence change to time served. It would be free to go ahead of his out date of twenty twenty before the hearing Rick told me he was cautiously optimistic. His attorney told him governor Rick Scott was likely a yes vote, and it was very likely. He would get a second. Yes. Vote from either attorney general Pam Bondi chief financial officer Jimmy patroness or department of agriculture director Adam Putnam, and then less than one week before the hearing that could free him the forty first president of the United States, George H W Bush has died when a bring now CNN's typically that would have no impact on the Florida clemency hearings until it was announced that the funeral would fall on December fifth. Same day. Rick was scheduled to have his hearing. And because of that service, President Trump has called for Wednesday to be federal holiday. This means nearly all federal workers will be excused from work and their agencies will be closed. This includes US there would be no work for government employees. And no hearing for Rick's, the Florida clemency board cancelled to hearing with no mention of win or if it would be rescheduled. Time was of the essence because a month earlier on November eighth Florida had a general election. They voted in a new governor Ron Santa's and a new attorney general, Ashley moody, they would replace outgoing governor Rick Scott now going to turn general Pam Bondi January first two thousand nineteen this would create a lot of uncertainty. Rix, concern was a brand new governor and attorney general might not vote to release them the days clicked away one after another. The new year rang in and with it came the new clemency board Rix hearing was finally rescheduled for March thirteen two thousand nineteen at eight in the morning at the Florida state capital in Tallahassee. Rick was not allowed to attend. He would remain in his prison cell three hours south of the hearing room. His team had only ten minutes to make their case under the category of Comey tation of sentence favorable recommendations, number one Vichit were she Rix attorney Jeffcott camp. The former Lieutenant governor of Florida spoke first setting the stage for the argument that Rick should be released immediately. I think in the eight years that you serve on this board. This will be the most unique case that you ever see with me today or two distinguished retired F B I agents Herman groman and Greg Schwartz who are going to speak on behalf of the release of mR worshiping. I think that alone. Makes this case very unique to fully understand Mr. worships case, you can't just look at the Florida charged. But you have to look at the totality of the circumstances. He was recruited at the age of fourteen to help break up drug gangs in Detroit, and it really hits home for me. Because that's how old my son is fourteen. And in the eighth grade, and Mr. worship was very good at it. Because of his hard work twenty-five dangerous drug dealers were put away put behind bars
"rick" Discussed on Chris and Rick Talk Guitars
"And has it will always be used was pretty much perfect in when it came out the early fifties. So Italy, I mean, they got it. Right. I mean, this body electric. Ktar in the early fifties. Amen. Thank you like a les, Paul. And so so the the sixties didn't kill it. The seventies. In killing didn't kill the nineties came close. Didn't kill it the arts, and I think yes, I think it still looks good for the guitar, man. And he's going to be around for a while. And I think it's just it's a kind of instrument that just there's more to it than just being a musical instrument. There's so much psychology goes having this cool instruments slung around your body. You know, what I mean, there's just this. I this image of somebody like that. Whether it's a woman or a man playing this thing onstage. It's just cool. That's that's the you know. The guitar player and the vocalist or the two I think people in bands that get the most love because they're just some romance about those to his gunslinger gunslingers. Well, dude, I think that was a great condo about Qatar in the eighties. And thanks who to use. That suggested that we're always looking for ideas of shit to talk about. Yeah. Keep those ideas. Come and man, we we definitely love it. And we really appreciate you guys for listening to this podcast. We appreciate you following us on Facebook and Spotify, and I tunes and go there and rate us and give us some love. We would love it. If you guys gave us if you're going to rain, well, only if you're gonna read us, well, otherwise, no knock it off. But this has been another great episode of Christner talk Qatar. That's chris. Hey, I'm Rick until next time. Thanks for listening..
"rick" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"The time he's fifteen. Rick is really well liked by the curry family, especially the boss Jani that was all the cloud Rick would ever need because nobody questions, Johnny curry. Nominally I was a little white kid hanging out, you know. Stood out like sore thumb. When we first moved, we couldn't believe, why would these African American young teenagers and twenty year olds? Why would they deal with this kid while he was very sharp? Very smart, very streetwise. He just blended right in colored didn't mean anything to these guys. It was the money that they were interested in and the movement of the drugs, and he was smart enough to know how to handle that. Coming up in the next chat. One, he wouldn't call nine one one. His girlfriend showed up and I think she was the one that call on one to be honest with you. She saved my life. Ambulance driver told Rick, you're going to die, you know, I guess. So he could say his last. Last whatever prayer to who, who whoever you wanna pray to. Today's episode was produced, Zach, Rosen and me who's edited and mix. Isak Rosen. Tad Davis is our system producer WD ivy's executive producer, special projects. He's wro Coppola WD ivy's news director is Kim VO. My name is Kevin deeds. Jerry lemon created original illustrations for each episode of this season. See them at white boy, Rick. Not show if you like the podcast, consider writing a review for us in the apple podcast store. On Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at shattered podcast, don't forget season one of shattered, all about the missing Skelton boys. It's available in this very feed. Thank you for listening.
"rick" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"No. Today's episode is brought to you by the thrilling new Phil white boy, Rick Mason the unbelievable true story, starring Academy Award winner. Matthew mcconaughey in theaters the September. The actor playing Whiteware Rick is sixteen year old Richie Merritt only stay day Detroit. Some line, the leaves getting beside it'll be a year. White boy brick is basically about a fifth year old boy in his bond. They're trying to maintain his family raking father. I would say it's more like from Rick's perspective, more of like like a like a friend, but his father does try to be a father figure figure in role. Definitely. Eight pounds, fourteen ounces. I looked in year has an even big. Your life is going to be bigger than mine. Look how we're Livin. Players Noda game. I can do this. We can do this. We can pick. And be offend the again. What do you say? White boy, Rick hits theaters this month to see the trailer and buy your tickets. Go to white by Rick. Got movie. Rick mercy's rise was fast less than a year. Unknown fourteen year old likes baseball, riding his bike to fifteen year old who all the drug dealers except as legit. Pretty good info drugs. You know they, they took meet a houses and have me to go in and what say, I wasn't it. The street savvy that I was made into be when I'm I started working. The only reason that I got away with it was because everyone down there knew who I was, and then I reckon that neighborhood many wreckage the Trump. Houses by drugs back then in Detroit. I all counts where she's not a drug user. The street is considered a small time. Dealer really is more of a hanger on in the curry organization. He someone who is infatuated by the money, the women, the power that comes with the underworld of drug dealing, but he isn't powerful enough on his own to taint any of the major spoils for a fifteen year old. Rick is rolling in dough in the beginning, what were you doing with the money? You're fourteen years old. What could you do with the money. Tim shoes. Stuff like that. By this time Rick's friend, Jimmy Lachler. It moved to the nearby suburb of Warren with his family, Rick. He had a car, not a license because he was just fifteen, but he'd drive out and see. Jimmy used to come come out to get his haircut, my sister could have all the time, and I don't know back then, you know it was cool. The have a little ponytail going down the bag. So she hooked him all up with that. And then I remember. My neighbors and my mom's house, they had a little puppy boxer. He's go who's like, that's my neighbors man, and I just looked at him. I said, don't steal it. Maxine old. A buck Sers go. Who what I call them and say, oh, I remember I called him. I said, hey, man, what the hell are you doing? Get home Dame knows you took damn dog breed and GM Brandon dog dog. It seemed like Rick's job afforded him not only new clothes, but also newfound confidence with the people in his neighborhood, don't realize is most of Rick's. Money is coming from law enforcement money. They're paying him to snitch on his new friends. His job is a secret informant is going better than anyone could have expected. Lisa rive at the house on Ellesmere day-long drug, sweep officers rating, well-known drug dance throughout the city. He's fearless bind drugs from dealers which allows the cops to come back later with search Roy's in raid the drug houses, mcadoo's weights, extremely dangerous, the officers who do that work on a daily basis, cognizant of the data that they're engaged it. The police look good for making lots of arrests, Rick. He has thousands of dollars that he hides in small box in his bedroom wants the feds, realize how much more valuable juniors than his dad. They start dealing with the younger where she almost exclusively pain him directly for information. They're paying so much money that Rick's dad thought he must have been dealing drugs. And that was like, he thought, I'll drugs me and him got in an argument, and I ended up moving out. Listen, I became the lifestyle that they had me living. I never had anything as a kid. Got it over thirty five thousand dollars in that year and a half from law for how how's it determine what? What a tip is worth thing? It's evaluated on on the for instance, drugs that size of the seizure, the number of defendants that are crime, criminal cases that are prosecuted, John Anthony is another FBI agent who worked on the drug case. How do you like the safety of somebody like that you're using information, the kid, it's a dangerous world anyway. Obviously, the drug gangs, dangerous homicides through the roof. How's that? Well, his out there on zone. There's no doubt about it. We were there as much as we could be offered him advice and what we knew what was going on. So he wouldn't fall into a trap anywhere, but it is it's dangerous world drug businesses, a dangerous world. That was one of the overriding concern we had with him was his age and his involvement with high level drug dealers in Detroit. The
"rick" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"Holding document dated July twenty four nineteen Eighty-four requests, three hundred dollar payment for the source. It says the source personally observed a sixty, four thousand dollar drug transaction and is willing to go participate in drug buys. What it doesn't say is that the source is a fourteen year old kid. The name of the source is gem sources are giving nickname, so that people never find out who they really are gem according to the official file was Richard. Were she senior a gun dealer from Detroit. What was really happening though, is these same FBI agents in Detroit police officers who wanted information from Rick's dad. They were actually getting information from Rick junior, but they were filing all the payments under his dad's name, and I do be called aided. Father was extremely money hungry. I mean, always whining about getting paid and so forth hand. I found these personality to to be abrasive in what about Rick's personality. He seemed like a nice kid misdirected seem smart, you know? And I remember thinking to myself, you know, it'd be worth in the infirm pedicure in, I could probably grow up to be a little kid. It's it's easy for me to understand why the task force would want to use Richard, where she senior as a informant. He's an adult any may know some things about what's going on. What do you think about the idea of the task force using the kid as an informant? We'll see. Now what you're doing is you're using today's mores to try to explain or to put a light on what happened in the eighties. You can't do that. It's not. Now it's back in the eighties. That's retired f. b. i. agent. Greg Schwartz. He liked groman is one of several FBI agents tasked with getting info from Rick back in the eighties in today's world. Are would frown on that, but I gotta tell you, it's still happens. There aren't any rules regulations about how old an informant source needs to be. I talked to a couple of special agents in charge and said, you know, we, we did this and we did that. And he goes, yes. So what. So what doesn't cut it for Rick sister, dawn as a parent now, I never would have had it my fourteen year old kid. Are you kidding me? No. It's my life. You know, it's, it'd be honest, I wonder how anyone could expose tile to that. You know, like it's something I would never bring a kid into that life like it or not fourteen year old, Rick where she junior was noun informant. He was reporting to FBI agents and Detroit police officers, all of whom were part of the federal drug task force. Unfortunately, we were turned down for interviews with all of the Detroit cops Rick worked for, but the FBI confirms his story. Lots of young kids wanna have an idea of becoming a cop or police officer when they get older firemen, something like that, you know when when you are doing this informant thing, did you kind of feel like you are a cop or did you have any aspirants to be a cop or anything like that? Was there any of that? It was something like that. I thought I was helping them and doing some good and but. I got in the more that I there wasn't as much good as I thought it was. You know what I mean? There was some underhanded things going on. There was some stealing going on. The more I belong. I was in the more is world into the reality of what really goes on loan. There's been not bad. To get paid. He needed to provide solid information on all of the drug dealers in the neighborhood in Rick's neighborhood. That was the curry organization made up of a dozen family members and a handful of associates at the top of their organization was big, Manlio curry, and his twin brother little man, Johnny curry. The younger brother is boo, curry and Boone. Rick already happened befriends. Basketball at the rec center, we would hang out. It didn't start out as in any criminal way or anything like that. He was my friend me and him were super kills. Get excited about that. I don't know if they were excited about that because it was never really target. It was big man, little man that were the target after the break, Johnny little man, curry. Somebody's.
"rick" Discussed on Shattered: White Boy Rick
"Before we get started, I've got a podcast recommendation for you. Uncover. Escaping Nexium takes you inside a bizarre self help group that attracted actors, politicians superwealthy, and even a visit from the Dalai Lama. The series tells the story of one woman who went from being their star recruiter to leading the fight to take it down, subscribe to escape Nexium, wherever you get white boy, Rick. The following podcast contains explicit language. When I was convicted, I on never give up and I'm never gonna. Let him win. You have not dowdy, but you don't have my mind. In one thousand nine hundred eighty seven, Rick. Were she was sentenced to life in prison without parole? He was eighteen years old for the next four years. He did his best to settle into his new life. He ever best part of the day in the worst part of the day in jail. When you wake up the best price when you go to sleep because you've done another day. From WD I being Ryan media. This is shattered the white boy, Rick story, chapter five operation backbone. Not long before his twenty. First birthday Rick was paid a visit. One of his old FBI handlers, Herman groman ghrelin was accompanied by a fellow agent. Rick had not met before a guy named my Castro by this point. Roman had moved from the drug squad to the public corruption squad. It was no his job to go after crooked cops politicians and city workers. Doesn't need the police officers, FBI agents, corrupt anybody. I felt the part of my duty is NFPA's hit was to address these things. So I went after him. Media thought of Rick old informant who just happen to be the one time boyfriend of mayor Coleman. Young's niece, Roman figured Rick could be a wealth of information. Once again, at that point, it occurred the need that we had an opportunity if we can solicit his cooperation, you know, police corruption investigation. So here my Castro, they flew up to Marquette in northern Michigan. That's where Rick was imprison wouldn't when you guys talked about this? Did I mean, did you think I wanna get even with these fuckers or I'll help you out because maybe it'll help my situation or little both. I think it was more of you guys stopped me. I'm going to have to back your grew up and I'm gonna take you down. After Rick was convicted in one thousand nine hundred seven. He felt betrayed by Detroit cops and the FBI neither agency testified on his behalf during his trial. But it was members of the Detroit police department who actually busted Rick, not the FBI. So now here he was four years later in the position of working with the FBI tell bust, try cops. But before he agreed to work with grom and again recalled his attorney, Ralph maselli for advice that he said Mr. Musalia you've is been honest with me and my family. I'm going to ask you a question and he said he gave me the circumstances he should. Should I cooperate with? Should I help them? And I said, Rick, get it in writing, find out exactly what they're promising you or don't talk to them. And he said, thanks. Well, apparently they talked him into helping them. And they didn't put it in writing. Reading that I have with were she was that, hey, look, you. You've been convicted on the state charge and received us life sentence, and there's no chance of parole with this, but did help the FBI. There were perks to be had cozy federal prison. And if that mandatory life sentence requirement is ever repealed, I'll come back and testify on your behalf. And so that was the agreement we had when groman was still working in the FBI narcotics unit back in the eighties. He says he knew members of the crew organization had made phone calls to certain Detroit police officers at their homes to him. This was a pretty bold indicated that there was something dirty going on in Detroit. An official FBI investigation was opened. They decided to call it operation backbone. The reason it would take agents with a lot of backbone to take down corrupt Detroit police officers, but to figure out who the dirty cops were groman and his partner, Mike Castro needed someone with close ties to the cops enter Rick where she junior. Remember before he went to prison, he dated Kathy vols incurring. She was the ex wife of drug boss, Jani curry, and the niece of mayor Coleman young. And even though RIC was imprisoned in Michigan's upper peninsula. He ain't Kathy. We're still in touch visit in me and my dad zero times because he was living up there for something. In fact, as we learn later on shoes in a drug rehab program, Rick suspected, Kathy would be willing to use her connections if there was money to be made. So he and the FBI agents came up with a plan convince Kathy that an old friend of Rick for Miami had a lot of dope. He wants shipped to Detroit, and he wants to make sure it gets there safely. But I, the FBI needed an undercover agent to play the part of Rick's drug dealing friend. Here's FBI agent. Mike Castro. A lot of the guys we interviewed potential recovery just didn't sit. What we wanted, and we got rid of frustrated. So I said, well, we're under a deadline to get something going because of the -partment Justice. When you're investing public officials have deadlines. If you don't have something done by certain time, close gates. So short on time Castro decided to go undercover himself. He became Mike DA's the Caribbean drug dealer and money, launder Herman, I took us thirty five millimeter camera Steph ladder, and I cut the patient driver's license and put the daily on their took photos of it and took it to a twenty four hour dome developing place. And then we had laminated, and that was my undercover drivers. Soon. Diaz was face to face with brick, so I use it. I need to go into prisoners of visitor the same prison. They went to Marquette, there's Rick where she has over aged myself as the mayor. Visit him as a drug dealer. Undercover the prison officials recognize remember me and they finally sold believable that drive the, they called the FBI office tracing, hey, some big drug dealer just misses. So we thought that was pretty good, maybe believable. Rick morning when I was posing as a drug dealer, he started laughing. He goes, you don't look like a drug dealer and I said to Rick, will you're in the city trae drug dealers who are international drug-smuggling don't look like drug dealers, Detroit, you know, talk like they don't act like number to convince Kathy that even though I don't acting look like you that the real deal. Rix at the plant emotion when he called Cathy Bolson from prison and Bausch, the Diaz was his drug contact from Florida, Rick set up a time in a place for Kathy to meet said dealer, but just to be sure Bolson would buy his story Castro brought someone to pose as his girlfriend, Rick sister, dawn joining. We had to add. I had act like, you know, I knew him and Rick sister, dawn and Kathy were super close when Rick was dating Kathy. In fact, they all live together in a condo downtown. So the thought was if you can get Rick and on to convince Kathy that Diaz is legit, Kathy would take it from there in, oh, I did. I did what I could my brother. I always I've always had his back where you worried about Don safety at that point. Worried about her safety, but she was, I Don was bitter at them because she knew that they screw me over as well.
"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Thanks for your call rick and rick i appreciate that and ravers are how are you wreck i'm great thank you very good i wanted to follow up on the conversation you were just having an particular your discussions about or your discussion about montreal quebec and vancouver my question was what would you consider the top five or ten places in canada a person from the us should visit to get a true flavor of canada well that's a tough one because again i think merican often don't realize how vast we are so i think you know american understands like oh and visiting the united states where should i go no one would say well oh you got a week well you'd absolutely want to check out southern california and you want to go to maine and you absolutely want to check out new orleans you know they realize that that's impossible to do it's it's just too big and candidate is exactly the same way i would absolutely encourage everyone to visit my home province of newfoundland and labrador i think it's incredible unique and stunning i think toronto a capital as a provincial capital is that you know it's a major city absolutely it's a great city i love our nation's capital auto are albert is a stunning province i mean i could just go on and on so i'll just keep going till i hit five or ten minute albert absolutely and plus i'm going to get in so much trouble because if you're ever you're sometimes that's what's your favorite place if you know if you say your hometown get away with it but anything other than your hometown you start alienating people the west coast of canada british columbia is absolutely stunning and i would absolutely encourage everyone in canada and the united states to visit the canadian north i mean the arctic the north is it's life altering how stunning it is and it's like nowhere else i mean you can go up there you're in our nation's capital and a couple of hours on a plane and you're in you know a territory that you will never forget it's just absolutely stunning and it's like living and then you can go above the treeline where the trees don't grow it's just amazing hey steve wchs for your call absolutely thank you guys appreciate it thank you tony's calling from victoria in beautiful british columbia tony thanks for your call thank you very much rick in high to both rix i love i love rick mercer's program i and i love rick steves program so and just to put myself in the right frame of mind i'm standing on my deck i'm looking at cross harrow street at san juan island which is just ten miles of across the street and of course beautiful san juan island in the united states i grew up in the canadian san juan's that was our vacations on every summer we go up there and it's canadian and one i guess you call it the gulf islands no centric thing to say isn't it no i've never heard of that before wow i it it the oh my god those gulf islands those are spectacular what are we started out as a oh and then i started out as a young guy in comedy and i had a one man show that was one of my first big gigs i i went to hornby island british columbia and and i did a show in a small community center and the door you enter the door and it was the inside of a massive tree and you had to walk through this tree to go into this like hobbits house which was that the and i'll never forget it you only thing i would take issue with the rick mercer is the dang couvert is a gorgeous city victoria is magnificent see i knew the minute anyone like where's your favorite place where should i go it's just it's yeah it's a hornet's nest now on fire from where this gentleman is calling well a couple of hours i guess to pheno which is one of my favourite beaches in the world and a beautiful neck of the woods which has tremendous ends and amazing food and my god is just gorgeous time to be there of course is in the winter with wonderful storms that storm watching in the cost of accommodation in the winter months into pheno is about twice what it is in the summer months.
"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"In the hour we'll hear what turned south korea into an economic powerhouse thanks for coming along its travel with rick steve's we're exploring fed plotkin six favorite cities in the world for people who like to eat treads reputation as an expert on italian cuisine is confirmed by his definitive guidebook italy for the gourmet travel as we've heard so far bologna is his top food city in the world when a series gets rave reviews court cosmopolitan pilot and right now we're exploring how its international character has boosted london's reputation as a culinary capital if you were to really make your point by taking me out to dinner in london would you find the best cuisine in example of english cuisine or would it be something more eccentric or from distant land some exotic as were speaking i was london about three weeks ago i try to eat local foods in every country go to and i happen to love fish and seafood and there are a few restaurants so they go to in london more i always have local british fish is beautifully prepare dover sole lives heaven marie example and the only to places that you can eat it really wells in england than in belgium and the dressed kravitz call which is really undressed kravitz taken out of his shell uh the pronounce that come from the ira the bay of ireland bay of dublin and all of this fantastic seafood from penns ends from cornwall means that you really can eat first class fish and seafood at london every day and then of course her fish and chips if you were in london and you wanted to go take meter nice uh fish restaurant what's your favorite fish.
"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"But he saintetherese are dressed right now and travel with rick sti her latest album medicine songs features new material plus updates and many of her classic camps it includes a duet in eu at singer tanya took on you've got to run you'll find lyrics to her songs at saint marie dot com and that spelled s a i n t e dash murray penny and a young man sunk times god take a stand to in no you can i got to run gajah god hmm lane but you observe fascinating life story that it seems shaped drew music and in message in a lot of ways can you just give us a quick thumbnail by about your childhood in your upbringing and how that contributed to your life as a singersongwriter well i was born someplace i was adopted and raised in maine in massachusetts i believe i was probably born in canada in my late teens i was reconnected with people insist catch one who may or may not be my blood family but they became my family we've been real close ever since i was a natural musician from the time i wish three it with hill of with tchaikovsky bet i flunked music in school and i could go home and play fake takeoff ski have always been able to do that so i went to the university of massachusetts on a trial basis my mom said you know he really need to get out of this place sok try one semester of college and if you don't like it you come home but i loved it so i thought it was going to be a veterinarian but then i found out.
"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"You can listen to ashley and tina's earlier appearance with tips for taking younger children on a european vacation at the travel with rick steve's show archives it's in the radio section of rick steve's dot com look for program number four ninety from june of 2017 this has been so much fun talking about traveling of teens in any can't talk about travel and teams without dealing with the challenge of cell phones ashley what's your wisdom on cell phones and teens on the road i think cellphones can make for a lot of fun you can give kids a lot of photo assignments with their cell phones also that will take us photo of something you need like the bus routes in and they can soumen scan and be the navigator the kids be the tech wizards absolutely and then you might want to limit they use for a social media to a certain time every night when they can have wi fi wherever you're staying and they're going to want to share their experience for their friends it's gonna make it more fun for so let's make that a positive thing but within parameters because they're gonna wanna share it on facebook but you don't want them to be at home all the time in europe tina from your experience as a tour guide with families which your wisdom on cell phones and social media yeah i would say just give them tasks um we usually do like a foot photo competition in to steer stereotypes about certain places and countries and they should be in the picture so it's like a competition for them and i always say that they should also focus on the fact that you know it's great that they have cell phones but just look outside look where your parents have brought you appreciate that and and coming from a person that's not their parent i think they take it for real and they appreciate it that the end and it's normal and you can tell them i always say with kids being honest as well is very important if there is wifi tell you'll have wifi tonight so that's why now you don't need to focus on that business it won't be working but do something else instead put your phone away and it's just wonderful it's such an exciting time to be traveling with teens it's more important than ever as there's a lot of fear and.