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Fresh "Ronald" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Peel in place away. Salon pass, it's good medicine. Friday morning December 9th, one 28. Rich under in the WTO traffic center. Our traffic traffic moving for the moment headed toward the Woodrow walls from actually I take it back. The gates have just come down so traffic's gonna come to a stop in both directions on the Woodrow Wilson bridge. Next opening, getting underway here as they said right around one 30, so again, traffic stopping each way at the big bridge. Now, if you're traveling on the outer loop of the beltway in prince George's county, she had north route four Pennsylvania avenue but well before Richie Marlborough wrote, crash remains along the right side, you squeeze left to get by. Up in Baltimore good news, 95 northbound as you approach the interchange for the Baltimore belly X at 49. They're in the process of picking up the Nord found works onto again, stay right to get by as they back up along the left side, the good news, the left exit to the inner loop, has been reopened there. Again, traffic stopped each way at the Woodrow Wilson bridge for the next opening of the Wilson bridge. Visit your local McDonald's roundup and help your local Ronald McDonald house charities keep families of critically ill children near their hospitalized child as they undergo medical treatment, rich hunter WTO traffic
Fresh update on "ronald" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Know, I love what you talked about to that in the era of easy money. You had investors kind of snapping up any kind of debt with any kind of yield, right? Everybody was in search of yield, and as a result, maybe they didn't pay such close attention to some of the contracts that they were agreeing to. And the covenants that were in those investor contracts that maybe were more in the company favor versus the investor favor. Yes, the covenants that are in debt issued over the past few years are practically nonexistent. They really give the company the ability to strip the existing collateral away from existing creditors and use it to pledge against new debt, which is of course sort of devastating to the existing creditors. So that's been happening left and right. So yeah, so what does this mean for maybe some of carvana's other assets, right? They've got real estate and other things. Does this mean that that's separate from any of these negotiations? No, that's very much involved because that's the value that carvana really has to offer at this point. That's their only asset. It's a tech startup in a way. It doesn't turn a profit, but it has this real estate that has inherent value. And the creditors and the company too are assuredly at this point relying on that to be the leverage or the asset that they use to justify every structuring. Eliza, you know, I talked about this as a stock yesterday in my decliner. It's just remarkable to see the way that this company has lost value. And I know that one of my gainers today. It is one of your gainers, but you know, it's coming from a place of just massive value decline. As you mentioned, 98% from its all time high. I mean, this is a company that had a market cap of more than $60 billion, just last year. Given your experience covering this type of story, I mean, equity investors expect in terms of what this company does. I mean, are we talking bankruptcy here? We are, if not bankruptcy, a reorganization that happens outside of court will likely wipe out the equity value based on previous precedent. So like I said, the hard assets at the company are only worth one or 2 billion. There's a lot more debt out there that needs to be satisfied. And so those debt holders are going to take a haircut probably receive less than 100 cents on the dollar on their debt. And when that's the case, sort of as a rule, equity holders don't get anything back. Yeah, exactly. They were in a really tough spot. Eliza, we're going to leave it there. Eliza Ronald Hannah and high yield and distressed credit reporter at Bloomberg news in our Atlanta bureau shares of carvana. Yep, they are rallying, so they're up. Let's see, they're about $5 and 9 cents or up 33% good for gain of a dollar 26, but I gotta say, you know, as you said, the stock's down almost 98% so far this year and about 43% of the float is shorted. So you do wonder as a stock started to pop today, how much of short covering potentially is going on as well. It's market cap is shy of a $1 billion right now, Carol coming in at 912 million down from more than 60 billion a little over a year ago. But it is interesting, buddy, you know, about that whole era of like in a zero return environment for so long investors were so eager to get any kind of yield that we're willing to sign on the bottom line if you will. And snap up debt and now that things are not the same environment, that they're realizing what their leverage is or lack there is when it comes to company negotiations and refinancing or rethinking restructuring that debt. This was one of the high flyers of the last year. I mean, people were piling into it. Yeah, exactly. But you know, it was a great pandemic play. I mean, it was a 160%, a 160% higher in 2020, a 181% higher in 2019. Up 71% in 2018. So it's been on a tear. In a big way, but a very different environment. And you do wonder, is it the business model as a post pandemic? Again, a lot going into this. It's a good gainer for you today. So we'll look forward to that one. In the meantime, let's get to world of national
Eric Metaxas: China's Strict COVID Policies Are Evil
"First serious one here. What do you think about China's strict COVID policy and the resulting protests? Well, anybody who's been listening to me on this program knows what I think, but in case you need me to give you the short answer. There are sometimes we see evil. There's no other words. Satanic evil. An authoritarian regime behaving in such a way that is as cruel and inhuman as anything you saw under the Nazis or in the old Soviet Union. And the question is, are you speaking up about it? And are you watching those who are saying nothing? The Biden administration, which is very timid about being proud of American liberty. They blather about democracy, but let me tell you, if we had a Ronald Reagan in The White House or a Donald Trump in The White House or probably a George W. Bush in The White House, they would be saying something very strong to support the protesters in China. Many of whom are profound Christians in the underground church. So COVID has been used by authoritarians from Michigan to New York to California to China as a way of oppressing people as a way of crushing liberty and nothing is more dramatically true than in the case of China. So that's what I think of that.
Chinese Government Shows the Same Evil as Soviet Union, Nazi Germany
"Also encouraged that the nightmare of what's happening in China is causing the Chinese people to stand up. But I want to say that if you want to know, I think I put out a tweet this morning that a lot of times people say, well, I wonder what I would have done if I was alive during the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Well, you can find out literally now right now because what you have happening in China, it is no different than the worst evils perpetrated by in the Soviet Union. Under the darkest days of communism and Stalin, it's no different than the worst evils perpetrated by the Nazis under Hitler. It is absolutely evil and how people react tells you everything about who they are. And so when you have companies like Apple, apple is basically a Chinese company. It would be like in the middle of the Cold War, somebody making money off of the Soviets and basically siding with them never criticizing them and criticizing the United States. Apple, the NBA, a lot of corporations, the Biden administration, the left leaning sort of Marxist leaning apologists for Chinese style authoritarianism have been muted in their criticism. This is astonishing. Imagine if Ronald Reagan were president, or if Donald Trump were president, what would he be saying about what is going on in China right now? And I think we really need to look ourselves in the mirror and understand that if you want to know what you would have done back then, look at what you're doing right now,
Everyone Is Keeping an Eye on the Fed and Inflation
"Financial front, as I said, we had a great discussion today about inflation. I think it's going to continue on. I think that the fed, everybody's watching, of course, Jerome Paul very, very carefully, but I think that the fed is really not going to have a choice but to continue. It's aggressive interest rate stance. It's frankly not aggressive enough from my standpoint, only because I'm looking at the inflation that we have today. If you look at this on an orange to orange basis or apples to apples, basis what you find is that inflation is much more like what we had in the early 1980s. In other words, when you use the same metrics that they used back in the early 80s, you find, you know, we're right there. We're like 15, 16%. Inflation. So what happened then, Paul Volcker stepped in, you had a major effort there and a coordination, frankly, because I don't think he could have done it without Ronald Reagan going for it. And so that was a testament to the leadership of Reagan as well that they were able to come in there and actively move on interest rates in a very aggressive way. You don't have that happening right now. And thus, there's so much money. And
Charlie Pierce: It's Time the GOP Put the Reagan Era in the Ground
"You talked about the GOP chairwoman. For the moment, until she is replaced with a pillow. Replaced by the sweaty guy. It'll be like a folgers commercial. Ronald Daniels has been replaced by a pillow. Let's see if anyone know can tell the difference. She said, as I've repeatedly said, white supremacy neo nazism hate speech and bigotry are disgusting and do not have a home in the Republican Party and you said the problem is the Republican Party has found a home in all those things. Like, yeah, absolutely. They absolutely have found a home in the Republican Party. Yeah, that's why the project has to be to reduce the Republican Party as it presently constituted the rubble, let them rebuild something that makes, you know, that has at least a tenuous connection to sanity. And abandon a lot of the conservative policies that unfortunately have allowed them to win elections. Yeah. You know, I mean, it's time for it's time to put the Reagan era in the ground forever.
John Berlau Describes Sam Bankman-Fried's Well-Connected Family
"Bikeman free. I mean, this is, let's start with him. And I love your analysis there with a theranos issue which, by the way, I think is we are taping this is getting has been sentenced to prison time and all for what was going on with that. But I think it's an interesting analogy. How did someone of his age and I'm not taking back from age? I got no problem with somebody with great ideas. I don't care what your age is making a lot of money and but how did it go in a special industry such as this? Besides the democratic donor base besides some of the other stuff that they were throwing out a lot of money it places. One, how did he gain the money? I guess the thought that many people have. And then how did it become so quickly marketable in the political world? And then because there's reports that, you know, this issue has, you know, Ukrainian legs back to democratic donors. I mean, there's just all kinds of things going on here. Give us a little in front about him if you can. Right. Well, he is a pretty book smart guy and also smart at making social connections, but there's a saying knowledge doesn't even equal wisdom. But it also certainly helped the fact that he had prominent parents that his name is Sam bankman fried Barbara fried, headed to Silicon Valley pack that gave to democratic donors. And. Also his father, Joseph bankman, helped, according to fortune, draft tax legislation for senator Elizabeth Warren. So, I mean, basically Kevin O'Leary, mister wonderful on Shark Tank said, well, of course I trust him because his parents are compliance attorneys, but something to the effect. I'm paraphrasing what could go wrong. That's like trusting the biker with all the ingredients and never watching because nobody ever would think the biker would put something in there, you know? Exactly. Trust but verify as Ronald Reagan said in everything in politics and in business.
The Best Is the Enemy of the Better
"I have a lot of Trump supporters among my listeners. I was can't get more passionate Trump supporter during his presidency than I was, or when he was once he was nominated. And yet I look at the board and it's very interesting. People are worried about a Trump candidacy. Never trumpers are wrong and only trumpers are wrong. The best is the enemy of the better. Even if Ronald Reagan is the best, if you don't attain the best, you have to attain the better. That's the way life works. Very rarely do you get the best. The best is the enemy of the better.
It's Time for a New Republican Leader in the Senate
"Prime brand new Republican leader in the Senate We're not going to get one because as the conga line goes on TV they say they're going to vote from McConnell Because McConnell provides them with a ton of money when they run for reelection That's all he's good for But I'm telling you now He's attacked conservatives in the past He backed Gerald Ford against Ronald Reagan as did rove early on It's just it's very inappropriate that the rhino wing of the Republican Party Much like the media generally have a lot of access to the airwaves to the radio waves whatever waves Not the red waves But they're spinning I'm not a special pleader for anybody or ladies and gentlemen I haven't decided who I'm going to support or how I'm going to support them or whether I'm going to support them I'm a special pleader for the truth And we're not going to fix things or understand things or be able to address things If we just knee jerk follow everybody else
So What Is John Fetterman's Position on Fracking?
"Mister Oz, I do want to clarify something. You're saying tonight that you support fracking that you've always supported fracking, but there is that 2018 interview that you said quote, I don't support fracking at all. So how do you square the two? I do support fracking. And I don't think I support fracking, and I stand and I do support fracking. So he's supports fracking, he doesn't support fracking, and then he supports racking. This was unedited, folks. I mean, this was, this was a literal sentence, and believe it or not, this was one of the more coherent sentences. I mean, John fetterman makes Joe Biden look as eloquent as Ronald Reagan. I've never seen anything like this before. Half of Pennsylvania voters, by the way, and I want you to hear this, and this is why this is important. Half of the Pennsylvania vote by mail ballots were cast before last night's debate. Now, you can read into that what you want to read into it. But my concern here is that you had a lot of people voting for John fetterman who thought he was some sort of a functioning human adult. And not a gibbering child here, which is what we got last night. And look, I'm not making fun of the poor guy because he's had a stroke. But the guy ought to be in rehab, not on the campaign trail.
James Carafano and Sebastian Discuss the Wisdom of Margaret Thatcher
"We were the first country. To attempt and to succeed in rolling back the frontiers of socialism, which is the first cousin to come in. No one else tried it. We were the first to do it. I remember some politicians saying, well, what's your very careful misses Thatcher? To see if you're succeed, we did. I just played that because my guests looked at that clip. We had in the show them and just said, can we have some more of that DNA? The iron lady. The woman who took the UK from literal piles of trash, you know, winter of discontent with the refuge piled up with the coal miners on strike. The defeating, the Argentinian junta in the Falklands, and along with Ronald Reagan and bless his St. John, Paul the second defeating the communist threat in Eastern Europe. And I think it's appetite to play it because I do believe, is there not a Thatcher center at the heritage foundation. No, it's not 8th acid center. It's the only Thatcher center that she would allow. To be named after her so it's the Margaret Thatcher center for freedom. That's the only one in the world. And she actually provided the initial endowment. But being a conservative, she said, I will give you X amount if you raise ten X
Ronald Reagan: Are You Better off Than You Were 4 Years Ago?
"Ronald Reagan famously asked are you better off today than you were four years ago Are you Are you better off today than you were four years ago even more Is the nation better off today than it was four years ago Is the economy better than it was four years ago Is our handle on crime Better today than it was four years ago Is what is taking place in our classrooms Forget about four years ago How about two years ago under Trump Our classrooms better off today than they were two years ago The value of the dollar bed off today than it was two years ago Our relations around the world better off today than they were two years ago And so that every one of those questions is no So why in the hell would anybody vote Democrat For the goodies Is inflation a goodie I don't think so Inflation agree No I don't think so Gas prices for the roof Is that a goodie No I don't think so Shortages A goodie No food prices for the roof are good No I don't think so No I don't think so Because they're not
Is Democracy Now Fascism? Lord Conrad Black Weighs In
"On the right win in 2022 in November next month, to me, democracy looks like it's over in America, fascism is here to stay. And if they lose, we get maybe another insurrection, domestic terrorism, a Civil War God forbid. Maddie Hassan MSNBC with a strange definition of fascism if the Republicans win the election, then fascism has arrived. I guess the majority picking who should be in Congress is Marie Hussain's definition of fascism. I know somebody who will have a very different one. Presidential historian former media mogul, financier, judicial reform advocate, and just an all around good friend of the show, lord Conrad black, welcome back to America first. Thanks, Sebastian. I'm delighted to come back and listen to such rubbish. I mean, what that man said. I mean, this is the representative of one of the leading networks. Yes. Democracy is fascism. Now, in fact, fascism as those of you who are listening to are interested are aware was in fact a bunch of street bullies wearing black shirts bearing symbolically the faces as symbol of the authority of the Roman Republic, the Caesars and Julius Caesar anyway. And marching upon Rome and installing an authoritarian government, apart from that Mussolini, he was essentially just one of history's more spectacular scoundrels, though an able man in many ways. I made it up as he went along, but he fell under the spell of Hitler and ended up being shot by communists and hung upside down a gas station. That's fascism. With his girlfriend, hung upside down. And how you equate that to the Republicans winning an election, which happened when Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, for example, were elected. How you equate that to the Republicans winning an election. I think that's something of psychiatrists and people who deal with severely deranged people would have to have to survey. But let's
The Left Will Never Stop Harassing Conservatives
"He was a Nazi. He was Hitler. He was Satan. He was a dictator. He was a racist. He was corrupt. He was a tool of the wealthy. The newspapers hated him. The entire comedy industry devoted itself to the singular task of mocking and discrediting him. His name, Richard Nixon. And Ronald Reagan, and George Bush, and George Bush again, and Donald Trump. And whoever comes after Trump. For almost as long as anyone can remember, leftists have reserved the right to dispense with reason and critiquing their political opponents. Relying instead on biased personal insults. This is always true for whoever carries the banner of leader of the Republican Party. Especially if that leader is also president. Sometimes these attacks work as they did during the administrations of Nixon and both bushes. And sometimes they become epic self owns. As was the case for Reagan and Trump, whose legacies of peace and prosperity seem now like some forgotten golden age of legend. It doesn't matter when this tactic fails. Just like it never matters when leftists fail at anything. In a matter of decades in the 20th century, they can spill more blood in the name of communism than the entire history of religious wars combined. And yet still criticize all religions for being divisive.
Eric's Advice When Dealing With Conspiracy Theorists
"My sisters and I are big fans of yours. They, however, are being drawn into conspiracy theories, and it concerns me. Can you address this issue for Christians? I think they're being deceived. They think I'm being deceived. For example, we had a huge argument about the moon landing. Thank you for being a voice of reason in our culture. I think your siblings might be idiots, but I don't know them personally. But let me say this, folks. Anyone who questions whether the earth is a sphere or whether people landed on the moon or whether he Hillary Clinton is a lizard person, don't talk to them. Don't bother, don't cast Ye, your pearls before swine, getting involved in this madness. Some people are just foolish. They're foolish people. And they waste their time and they try to waste your time talking about things that are ridiculous. There are so many genuine things to worry about and to work on. But the fact that people are so out of touch that they would waste their time talking about whether people landed on the moon, you need to laugh at them, it's like saying, well, I believe Ronald Reagan was actually a raccoon. What do you think? I think there are many places in the Bible that say you do not answer a fool according to his folly. I really just would walk away. It's not worth your time.
MarketWatch: Inflation Puts Pressure on Families With Young Children
"Market watch this won't receive the headlines and the follow-up And the endless stories that I remember when Ronald Reagan came into office It's ridiculous inflation puts pressure on families with the young children who are struggling to keep up with the weekly food Bill And in many of these areas that this article and others talk about not articles but people are represented by Democrats who voted to put their constituents in this position This is what people need to understand Inflation as they say hurts the poorest the most But this inflation is so staggering It's raging It's hurting everybody And again I want to be able to tell you and I told you we have stagflation that's what we have and after stagflation comes depression And if this keeps up if we don't turn on our energy spigots if we don't turn back government spending and get it under control we're going to have a depression Then everything's up for grabs That's what history tells us And it's not that long ago It's 90 years ago It's not a thousand 2003 years 30,000 years ago It's 90 years ago That's it And the same ideologues are in charge today who are in charge back then
How Did 'Dutch Sheets' Get His Name?
"As my guest for the full hour, someone I only met very recently, but with whom I've been familiar for quite some time, his name is Dutch sheets and my first question Dutch sheets is how do you get a name like Dutch sheets? You know, I get asked all the time. Is this a business? I got the thing. I got the name from my dad who nicknamed me that soon I was three days old. Is that true? Stuck. Why? It's true. And it's stuck, the only explanation I've ever had was that I looked like a little Dutchman and I couldn't begin to tell you what the looks like. It looks. You don't have time for that. But so what was it? What was your given name? William. William, all right. But I don't know, maybe was your dad a fan of Ronald Reagan, who was called Dutch? No, you know, I don't have any explanation. My mom tried to stick with Bill or William till I was 6 years old and she finally gave up. I've been Dutch ever since. After 9 11, I changed it as a part to a part of my legal name because I kept getting in trouble at airports because I'd signed Dutch sheets or show them something and, oh, your passport says, William, you know, anyway.
The Rude Pundit: Republicans Are Becoming Talibanesque
"Here's the real crux of the problem. Ronald bronstein writer from out here said in polling 90% of Republicans say Christianity in the U.S. is under assault and three fifths say the U.S. should be declared a Christian nation. He's not out on a fringe of the coalition with comments such as these, and you just said 60% of Republicans are insane. By their own emission and should be treated as such. Yes. I think that's the crux of the problem. Is it even, I mean, it is partisan by its nature, but it is that just half the country has really gone crazy. Oh yeah. Yeah. Well, I mean, you know, again, 60% of the Republican Party says this should be a Christian nation. Well, that's the, you know, that's Taliban kind of stuff. Right. Right. Yeah.
N. Korea launches missile toward sea after US-SKorea drills
"North Korea has reportedly test fired another missile I'm Ben Thomas with the latest South Korea and Japan are both reporting a possible launch South Korean military says North Korea fired a ballistic missile towards its eastern waters early Sunday but offered no further details The Japanese coast guard is warning ships about falling objects and urging them to stay away The launch would be North Korea's 6th round of weapons tests in two weeks It comes hours after the U.S. and South Korea wrapped up a new round of naval drills off the Korean Peninsula's east coast These involving the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier I'm Ben Thomas
Policing in America
"Let me just explain like this. There are more black people that are around roughly, and this is between 2014 and 1516 around around that that era era that that this this investigation investigation was was done. done. I I say say investigation investigation that that this this research research was was done. done. But But you you could could say say that that at at that that period period of of of time time time and and and I I I don't don't don't think think think we've we've we've gotten gotten gotten that that that much much much worse worse worse or or or better. better. better. That That That period period period of of of time, time, time, black black black people people people made made made up up up like like like 23% 23% 23% of of of officer officer officer violence violence violence shootings. shootings. shootings. And And And you you you can't can't can't say, say, say, well, well, well, it's it's it's because because because they're they're they're black black black and and and so so so white white white cops cops cops are are are just just just shooting shooting shooting black black black people people people for for for no no no reason. reason. reason. Without Without Without taking taking taking an an an account, account, account, the the the violent violent violent crimes crimes crimes that that that are are are perpetuated perpetuated perpetuated by by by black black black folks folks folks in in in these these these inner inner inner city city city communities communities communities in in in which which which they they they get get get involved involved involved with with with police. police. police. There There There was was was a a a research research research done done done by by by a a a gentleman gentleman gentleman named named named Ronald Ronald Ronald fryer, fryer, fryer, run run run a a a friar, friar, friar, is is is a a a Harvard Harvard Harvard economic economic economic I I I would would would say say say professor professor professor who who who did did did his his his research, research, research, studied studied studied over over over a a a thousand thousand thousand cases cases cases of of of officer officer officer involved involved involved shootings, shootings, shootings, and and and he he he found found found no no no evidence evidence evidence that that that police police police are are are biased biased biased against against against black black black people. people. people. Then Then Then he he he also also also did did did some some some research research research in in in Houston, Houston, Houston, Texas, Texas, Texas, where where where he he he found found found that that that white white white people people people were were were more more more likely likely likely right right right in in in Hispanic Hispanic Hispanic people people people or or or leaps leaps leaps and and and bounds bounds bounds more more more likely likely likely to to to be be be shot shot shot by by by police police police than than than black black black people people people were. were. were. And And And then then then he he he went went went on on on to to to do do do more more more research research research and and and looking looking looking at at at the the the top top top 75 75 75 major major major counties counties counties in in in the the the country, country, country, black black black people people people make make make up up up I I I think think think about about about 20 20 20 something something something percent percent percent of of of the the the population population population in in in those those those major major major counties. counties. counties. And And And they're they're they're committing committing committing 60% 60% 60% of of of all all all of of of the the the homicides. homicides. homicides. 50% 50% 50% of of of our our our violent violent violent crimes, crimes, crimes, it's it's it's disproportionality disproportionality disproportionality of of of crime crime crime that's that's that's necessitating necessitating necessitating police police police responses. responses. responses. When When When you you you say say say black black black people people people are are are disproportionately disproportionately disproportionately shot, shot, shot, it's it's it's because because because they're they're they're using using using disproportionate disproportionate disproportionate amount amount amount of of of force force force against against against police police police officers officers officers when when when they they they are are are caught caught caught for for for crimes. crimes. crimes.
"ronald" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Some kind of repetitive phrase where, you know, it's not necessarily even the content of the phrase, which is so critical. It's that we're saying these words instead of planning the next email. Yeah. You've been very generous with your time. I'm going to link to, of course, the wondrium course in your books, et cetera, in the description box because I know we're just taking, this is a first step into a much deeper dive. But I want to leave our audience with something proactive. I mean, what's a good starting point if you want to be more mindful if you want to try to get rid of the detritus and reduce the white noise and try to seize the moments? Where would you start us? Well, I would start with a little bit of formal mindfulness meditation. And by formal, I don't mean anything fancy. I just mean taking some time out of the day to do the kind of practice that I'm talking about. And it's usually easiest to do that with some guidance. One option, I mean, there's a lot of good options out there. One simple one is I have materials about this that you're welcome to use. It's you went to doctor Ron Siegel dot com. It's perhaps you could link to that as well. There's a resources section and it has meditation. Some are linked to the mind from a solution book, which goes through progressively how to develop and build a mindfulness practice as part of daily ordinary life. But anybody's welcome with or without the book to give those a try. And just listen and follow along. And see what happens. I mean, I think most people notice that if they start doing some mindfulness practices where they're not burdening themselves with a lot of expectations that their mind is going to go blank or if this is going to suddenly resolve all their problems, they start to notice, oh, this really does shift my experience. And if you take a little bit of a deeper dive, we start to notice that life becomes really very much richer and very much more fulfilling with just a little shift in attitude where we spend a little less time on the screen and a little bit more time. Noticing noticing the clouds, the trees, and the other human beings in our lives. Yeah, I mean, that sounds so good. I've found myself just on the hamster wheel. You know, just the overload and the overwhelming feelings, the lack of control, the crazy world we live in, and life is short. I want to seize the moments, right? I mean, we have to address the negative, but I sure do want to embrace the positive. And I'm looking for tools. I think many of us are looking for those tools to do that. Again, all the links in the description box. Doctor Ronald Siegel, you have been a real joy to talk to. I feel myself more centered as part of this meditative exercise that we have just had today. And I feel a sense of optimism. You know, that we do have some tools to be able to go out and make life a little bit better for ourselves and other people. So thank you so very much. Thank you for inviting me..
"ronald" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Let's get underway with the topic at hand. There's video of our conversation that YouTube link is in the description box of the show. In this crazy stressful world. I'm always interested in how we sort of recenter ourselves. I mean, especially in the era of the Internet and low and behold, I have someone who speaks and educates and writes about this very subject. I've got doctor Ronald Siegel, he is the assistant clinical Professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He also teaches psychiatry at the university of Massachusetts medical school. He's author of several books about mindfulness. The mindfulness solution everyday practices or everyday problems and mindfulness and psycho therapy. Look, it's an expert. And he joins us here. Doctor Siegel, thanks for coming, man. Thanks for having me. So I'll just start without getting into the metaphysical. I mean, do you separate the mind and the body? I know philosophers get into the mind body dualist thing. Are they the same thing, the mind and the brain? You know, sometimes described as one is a software and when is the hardware. As a possible way to understand this. But it certainly seems that our experience of consciousness, which is what we call the mind. And what's happening in the brain are closely related. I mean, it doesn't take much. If we're hit over the head, suddenly, our experience of consciousness changes dramatically if we have a beer, our experience of consciousness changes dramatically. So clearly what's going on in the brain changes the experience of mind. And for that matter, all I have to do is say something upsetting to you and your brain is going to start firing in a pattern, which is radically different than before I said that. So clearly what happens in the mind influences the brain. So I think these are two levels of looking at a unitary phenomena. You know, we can look at it in the experience of consciousness or what we can see in a functional MRI scanner, but we're looking at the same organism here. Okay, well, I guess we should start with definitions then, right? I mean, if we're going to say the word mindfulness and wrap a whole conversation around it, what's mindfulness, how would you define it? So mindfulness is actually an attitude toward experience. It's how are we going to work with whatever arises in the mind body organism at a given moment? And it's an attitude of awareness of what's happening in this moment with a kind of loving acceptance. Much of the time what we find if we start to watch the mind is that we're clinging desperately to certain things. Oh, I want the pleasure experiences. I want the things that feel good. And we're fearing or we're running away from or pushing out of awareness, anything that hurts or is painful. And what we're doing actually in cultivating mindfulness is learning both to be present and to be accepting of the full range of experience. That which feels good. And that which feels not so good. And the irony in that is when we learn how to do it, we actually wind up far more content, far happier and far more satisfied with our lives. So you're not talking about like a head in the sand kind of a happy, clappy. Let's just embrace the good and ignore the bad kind of a thing. You're saying that we allow it all to come in to play, but we keep it in context or in perspective. I don't know what put words in your mouth, but it might close on that one. I know, I think that's fair. And the whole sense of we that's doing it starts to transform, and we start to experience consciousness in a way that's closer to what it is, which is this constantly changing fluid experience. You know, whenever we're in a particular moment, let's say upset about something now. I feel like the world's an upsetting place. If I'm happy right now, I think the world's a great place. And it's actually quite fluid and changing all the time. Like if I were to ask you, what was your worry three worries ago? You might have trouble coming up with that, right? And yet at the moment, it was center stage in super important. So one of the things we learned from mindfulness practice is just actually how fluid consciousness is. And as we see that, then we're having less trouble when we're in a particular state when we're in an unpleasant state. We get it. Wait a minute. That's going to change for a bit when we're in the pleasant state. We get it. Wait a minute. It's kind of change as well. And it makes us much less desperately trying to arrange our experience in a certain way. It allows us to live in the world far more flexibly. And with far more presence. You know, I had this in my prep for later in the conversation, but in your wondrium series from the great courses, you said something that I stuck on for a second in a good way. And you were talking about how I am not necessarily the person I was one minute ago. I am in a perpetual state of evolution or change or what? Yeah, I think that's fair. If you were to interview my wife, she would tell you that angry Ron is very different from loving Ron, who is very different from anxious Ron, who is very different from Hungary Ronald, although Hungary Ron sometimes looks a lot like angry. But we're in these different states of mind. And different states of body constantly. And when we're in the state of the moment, it's kind of a different person. It's as though these different parts of us are taking over and defining who we are and certainly coloring our outlook. Look, when I'm depressed, the world looks like a terrible place and I feel like a failure and I have little hope for the future. When I'm happy or charged, the world seems like a vibrant and fascinating place. And the next moment is a new opportunity for learning or discovery or joy. So yeah, it's very fluid and the only thing that holds together are sense of self, if you will, are the stories we tell about ourselves, right? Like, oh, I'm Ron. I'm a psychologist. I've written books. I've done podcasts. I'm a father. I'm a husband. I'm reasonably articulate. I'm a terrible artist, et cetera. It's these narratives we tell ourselves about ourselves are what create a kind of illusion of continuity. But if we really see what's happening moment by moment, we realize it's very fluid in here. Yeah, I'm always talking about myself in terms of chapters, aren't I? The young Seth, when I was a teenage Seth, when I was an idealist conservative Fox News Seth, when I left that culture and now I'm a heathen liberal Seth..
"ronald" Discussed on This American President
"In the run up to the Reykjavík conference, Gorbachev gave Reagan a key concession. He could accept SDI if research for it was restricted to laboratories for 15 years. But Reagan was still in no mood to budge in any way on SDI. The summit was held on October 11th and 12th, 1986. Reagan discussed his thoughts with Gorbachev on human rights issues, expressing his concerns for religious persecution in the Soviet Union, and for families separated because of the Cold War. Reagan never abandoned his belief that the Cold War was a conflict with moral implications. That western democracy and capitalism were on the side of right, and the communists in the wrong. But the issue of nuclear arms dominated the discussions. Both sides went back and forth on multiple proposals. Gorbachev went first, proposing for the U.S. and the Soviet Union to eliminate half of their strategic nuclear weapons and to take out all intermediate range nuclear forces, or INF weapons out of Europe. It would be a historic agreement. Back in 1972, Nixon and brezhnev had negotiated limitations in nuclear weapons. But this would be the first time that they would actually be reduced. It would be a dramatic reduction. Reagan seemed to signal that he favored this approach. It seemed like agreement would be reached, and both men could come home peacemakers and heroes. According to White House chief of staff Don Reagan, the president hit the table and said quote, well, why didn't you say so in the first place? That's exactly what I want to do. And if you want to do away with all the weapons, all agree to do away with all the weapons, all the weapons, of course, will do away with all the weapons. Good, that's great. Now we have an agreement. Gorbachev responded and said quote, but you must confine SDI to the laboratory. Reagan then said quote, no, I won't. No way. SDI continues. I've told you that. I'm never going to give up SDI. Again, Reagan would not back down. He continued to assure Gorbachev that sdi would not be an offensive weapon and that he would share the technology with the Soviets. He added that he would be willing to wait until all ballistic missiles were destroyed before deploying SDI. Reagan and Gorbachev stood at a stalemate. Still, working groups from both sides continued to work on reducing strategic arms, and INF weapons. On the second day of the conference, Gorbachev tried to sweeten the deal, offering cuts in INF weapons, not just in Europe, but this time in Asia. Reagan was fine with this as well. But again, things came back to SDI. The American side tried to break out of the stalemate by coming up with another proposal. To eliminate all strategic weapons within 5 years by 1991 to eliminate all ballistic missiles within ten years and to introduce missile defenses after that. Reagan was willing to delay deployment of SDI for ten years, but not to keep all testing in a laboratory throughout that time. He felt that confining testing to a laboratory basically rendered SDI inoperable. He and Gorbachev went back and forth. They came to an understanding that they wanted to eliminate all nuclear weapons, period. All of them, a global zero. This would be an astounding agreement. Who would have thought that Ronald Reagan, the right wing anti communist would be willing to get rid of nuclear weapons forever? The freeze movement didn't believe him when he said earlier in his presidency that he wanted to abolish nuclear weapons, and now he had his chance. He could secure his presidential legacy and be hailed as a peacemaker. It seemed within his grasp. But again, SDI remained a stumbling block. Reagan insisted on keeping it. Gorbachev kept saying that he would only accept an agreement. If all testing was kept in a lab. Reagan felt that this made any development of SDI impractical. It would have been the most spectacular arms agreement in American history. Instead, both men left the table with nothing disappointed and even angry. Gorbachev reportedly said of Reagan that he was quote undertaking fraudulent maneuvers in order to distort facts and confuse the public. He added that we are dealing with political scum. When Reagan returned to the United States, those on the left attacked him for allowing his Star Wars fantasy to prevent the greatest arms treaty ever. Those on the right were terrified that Reagan, their champion was willing to eliminate America's entire nuclear arsenal, and seemed willing to trust that the evil empire would do the same. It seemed that Gorbachev had gone to the summit, willing to tease Reagan with an incredible deal as a way to get him to give up SDI. Again, underscoring just how important and threatening SDI was to the Soviets. It also seemed clear that Reagan really was willing to talk nuclear reductions, but it was also clear that he viewed SDI as critical to his vision for the world. When Reagan got back to The White House, he delivered a speech to the American people, explaining why he held onto SDI at the expense of a treaty. I offered a proposal that we continue our present research. And if and when we reached the stage of testing, we would sign now a treaty that would permit Soviet observation of such tests, and if the program was practical, we would both eliminate our offensive missiles and then we would share the benefits of advanced defenses. I explained that even though we would have done away with our offensive ballistic missiles, having the defense would protect against cheating over the possibility of a mad man sometime deciding to create nuclear missiles. After all, the world now knows how to make them. I likened it to our keeping our gas masks, even though the nations of the world had outlawed poison gas after World War I. The general secretary wanted wording that an effect would have kept us from developing the SDI for the entire ten years. In effect, he was killing SDI. And unless I agreed, all that worked toward eliminating nuclear weapons would go down the drain. Canceled. I told him I had pledged to the American people that I would not trade away sdi. There was no way. I could tell our people there government would not protect them against nuclear destruction. I went to Reykjavík, determined that everything was negotiable, but I could have two things. Our freedom and our future. I realized some Americans may be asking tonight, why not accept mister Gorbachev's demand? Why not give up SDI for this agreement? Well, the answer my Friends is simple. SDI is America's insurance policy that the Soviet Union would keep the commitments made at Reykjavík, SDI as America's security guarantee. If the Soviets should, as they have done too often in the past, failed to comply with their solemn commitments. SDI is what brought the Soviets back to arms control talks at Geneva and Iceland. SDI is the key to a world without nuclear weapons. The Soviets understand this. They have devoted far more resources for a lot longer time than we to their own SDI. The world's only operational missile defense today surrounds Moscow. The capital of the Soviet Union, but mister Gorbachev was demanding at Reykjavík, was that the United States agreed to a new version of a 14 year old ABM treaty that the Soviet Union has already violated. I told him we.
"ronald" Discussed on This American President
"On the afternoon of March 30th, 1981, president Ronald Reagan gave a speech at the Washington Hilton Hotel. After finishing the speech, he exited the hotel. At two 27 p.m., Reagan was about to get into his limo. When a 25 year old man named John hinckley junior aimed his revolver at the president, and unleashed a barrage of bullets. One of those bullets ricocheted off the limo and struck Reagan. Grazing his rib and lodging in his heart. In an instant, Secret Service agent Jerry parr reacted, grabbed Reagan by the shoulders. And through him and himself into the limo. When parr saar Reagan coughing blood, he realized the president, who, at 69 years old, was the oldest president up to that point, had been injured in order the driver to go to George Washington University hospital. Thankfully, president Reagan ended up surviving this harrowing incident. Agent parr likely saved Reagan's life. First by getting him out of the line of fire. And second, getting him to the hospital so quickly, he was hailed as a hero, and was given a commendation from the U.S. Congress, and a presidential rank award for meritorious executive among many other awards. One of my favorite stories to tell is how agent parr saved president Reagan's life, changing the course of history. But also about his own life story. It turns out that part became interested in being a Secret Service agent when, as a child, he watched the 1939 movie code of the Secret Service. The star of the movie, you guessed it, Ronald Reagan. It's one of those great ironies in American history. The man who saved president Reagan's life was inspired by a movie president Reagan made. It's a story I wanted to learn more about and share. Today we're honored to have agent parr's widow Carolyn parr on.
"ronald" Discussed on ESPN FC
"This time and won the competition for years on the bounds. It's what pep Mario had to say after the game. Pet this competition has brought you so much happiness over such a long period of time. How do you sum up your feelings now? In general, it has been an incredible run. So we have done fantastic in the last years and even today. So we have really well, the kid. A lot of chances in fourth leg who could not convert and the penalties, you know, they were better than us. Is there even for somebody like you and your club, which is built for winning and only winning? Is there a sense that even you think sometimes somewhere this run had to end? Of course. Nothing is eternal. And what it felt in? No, absolutely not. Absolutely not. Without a lot to, you know, to win and win a win this competition four times in a row is a fantastic achievement. So today finish in excess to try to do it again. Talk to me about your team's performance tonight because you're playing so much football at the moment, aren't you? Really well. We found in the, you know, between the lines many, many, many options and we arrive in the final third to do one second one, one again two and try to finish for the loop can not do it. But yeah, it's a topside with hand physical and different well and attacked with the channel second ball. So we knew it, but I think we did a really good performance. So congratulation was hum, of course. But no regrets in the terms for what we have done. So we've had the stats, but not the stature that didn't watch it, but the feeling that we played and the chances we create, the keeper was fantastic, so yeah, unfortunately, we're out, but now it's no time because in three days now we arrive later to Manchester and through this country palace and bush. Cities, bubble bursts. Playful. That's good. Bubbles burn. Creative. So they newspapers, of course, west hamster team tune is an incredible blank bubbles. That's why they've worked on it. I understand. I was just explaining how he just in case, you know, hey, look who's here. Hey, well, Jules and gab are back. Jules you're saying they're now pretty much visited man.
"ronald" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Is going to come back and bring the glory days. With him, all is well over the world, but you take it, just take a look at the song 11 that Barcelona put out today. Of course, nowhere near the side that was so dominant. A decade ago, and you dig. It just seems like bits and cortina, not the player that he wants. Aguero's old, you know? Isn't a right winger. Who sketches can't play for Barcelona but can for Spain for some reason. The back four Eric Garcia has been a nightmare since he's joined. Right. Whoever the manager is gone. One heck of a mountain to climb. Isn't he? Yes. Yes he does. But it's a mountain that you can climb if the set of players that are available to you believe that indeed you are the manager not only for today's training session, but for the foreseeable future. This guy's new. This player's new full well that they were one or two results away from Ronald being gone. And it's only human nature to understand that, look, this guy's gone. He's gone today or he's gone tomorrow but he's gone. He's not going to be here. He's not really the decision. Like, he's a caretaker, seemingly, because he's not part of the plans for the future. And so what you're going to find is that players also because legend of the club within did he is the guy. He walks through the locker room, and there's gonna be a reaction from the team. And that reaction may last one or two games. And then we're gonna go back to resolving the same sort of issues. And that is this team, right now, as you just showed there, the player personnel that you have available is not all that great. And so they're going to have difficulties finding consistency winning games. And that's what we see from Barcelona now. They may look good for ten minutes and then the next ten minutes are terrible. And there are times in which this team simply is going to have to find ways to grind out. To suffer to get results. Is that the shabby way? I don't think so. But what I think is, you have to start your project for the future. Now, not 6 months from now. Go through the struggles now so that then, as you set up for the future, and you start making decisions as to what you're going to be 6 months from now, you've already gone through that struggle. You don't have to start back to the beginning. You don't have to go back to square one. If you're going to go through struggles, go through the struggles now and grow from that in a year's time. No, just I agree. I'll say the problem is if, you know, as you yourself said earlier, and you're correct, is you also have to get the results because you have to finish top four because otherwise people are going to come in your door. And you're going to have to go and sell some of your stars. So I think they're really tricky thing is we can all name, you know, 6, 7 players who are really good to be part of a really good Barcelona team in a couple years time, whether it's on or pay three or two young, which are staying. And gavi, maybe so you know, whatever else. So you do need some pieces around it to pies, obviously not that old either. But the thing is, you have to grow together while also getting the results. And I think that's a difficult thing. It's really, really difficult to do both things. And also I don't know this for you, Joe's. Yeah, I mean, I think there were still enough time now. With the Dutch guy and that, like we said, the change was needed, let's see how they approach this. They need a new guy very quickly. They need a new way for this team, more energy, more fluidity as we've been saying, I think but I think at the end of the day, this is a team even if it's not as good as the one ten years ago with Messi and Javier as a player. This is a team that should be playing much better football than what they do. They should know, I've lost the opening two games with the Champions League the way they did. They should know currently be in the position in the table, which is the worst stage of the season in 20 years. They should not lose four classical zeros. All of that, all of those in the form of managers. So it was the right time to get rid of him and now let's hope there's a new era that will start very soon with far more positivity about it. And hopefully, more hope that the success would be by very soon after coming. So you can say his name now he's gone. He's hanging on. The latest edition of the gap in Jules podcast is going to be a big one, won't it?.
"ronald" Discussed on This American President
"October 13th, 1986, the Oval Office at The White House president Ronald Reagan's address to the nation. On the summit and Reykjavík Iceland. Good evening, as most of you know, I've just returned from meetings in Iceland with the leader, the Soviet Union, general secretary Gorbachev..
"ronald" Discussed on This American President
"Hey this person i've ever. I don't know this person's politics is like well if you don't know their politics republican right because because they they don't dare speak up which is a sad testimony to how nasty people on the on. The left have become where people who are conservatives in hollywood are afraid of being canceled. D platform savaged. If they simply come out and say they're republican and of course the people do in the left doing in the name of tolerance and diversity. It's it's it's just the opposite. Thanks for all these Insights into reagan's career pre-presidential career. There's obviously we can talk about. But what does ronald reagan story and principals half to offer for people in the twenty first century for people that were too young for them. Ronald reagan is somebody they see in a history book but they might don't have the memories with with this history have to offer. Well i think the most moving thing about him he wants said seventy seven is the most important number in my life and that referred to his time as a lifeguard at the rock river in dixon illinois. The nineteen twenties when for seven summers seven days a week working for a few dollars a day and food the for from a concession stand. He was a lifeguard at the rock river in lowell park in dixon illinois and it was there. The reagan saved the lives of seventy seven people. Which is really amazing. I mean i have a lot of students who were lifeguards and they say. Hey dr ken gore. I gotta tell you i never saved anybody ever had to dive in one. Die but but seventy seven people in this. I've been to their river. It's murky dark. The the the the water swirling logs going up and down the river when my guide took me there the first time she'd been a childhood friend. Ronald reagan shot People swam in this and she said yet you believe it. She's a look over here on the side of the beach said no swimming. I said did it look this way. Then she said yeah. It was bibs pretty bad and the the dixon evening telegraph the dixon newspaper. One day reporting the latest save by ronald dutch. Reagan i think it was saved number twenty five or something like that. Nineteen twenty eight one summer in nineteen twenty eight noted that reagan would watch up to a thousand bathers right swimmers at a time in a day. This guy who had to wear glasses and who would dive into this dark water at i. I mentioned this. Richard because his son ron has said this his son mike michael. Reagan has pointed to this others of pointed this out this kind of ingrained in reagan. This sort of lifesaving mentality and bill clark pointed this out as well. It kind of instilled in him this respect for the sanctity and dignity of every human life. You know the idea that every human life was precious in worth fighting for worth saving and from a spiritual point of view. reagan said. This is a difference between us and the soviets. We believe that every individual's made in the image of god and has a soul and thus is eternal in thus every individual is more incomparably important than the state. So so for reagan. He takes that into the nineteen eighties and he believes that it's a righteous cause To to try to win the cold war and liberate all those people behind the iron curtain as putting the evil empire speech in that totalitarian darkness and at a time late seventies when. Nobody believed that you could win the cold war especially peacefully reagan dedicated himself to doing just that and amazingly and i lived through this nineteen eighty nine for all of that to happen. The berlin wall collapsed the final year. Reagan's presidency. It was astonishing astonishing and for it to happen without a missile fired completely peacefully..
"ronald" Discussed on This American President
"No one had no live past ninety at that point and it did really really well made the new york times extended bestseller less. I think like number nineteen or sixteen or something like that. That visit the garden ronald reagan. Ronald reagan and i did all sorts of radio. Tv shows in then. Reagan died on june fifth. Two thousand four a few months later and all those people that had me on all their shows from you know the the associated press called and asked me if i could do join them on. Radio to coverage of reagan's funeral that week bill o. Reilly of the o'reilly factor. I must have done a show in february. I think i did called me back to have me on june. Two thousand four to talk about reagan faith. And so so. That's when the book made on the bestseller list again. And that's when the again providential at that point june two thousand. Four reagan died. Everyone wanted to know afterlife questions right. Where was reagan to reagan. Believe what reagan. Think about god so the so the timing on it turned out to be perfect. That's kind of a that was a whirlwind year. Those worlwide year for you to our that week. The week that he died i did. I did fifty sixty radio tv interviews. It was unbelievable. I in fact. I should check the box and they have saved it. The monday may be of that week. I must have did twelve. Fifteen twenty interviews. It was just..
"ronald" Discussed on This American President
"We wanted to think. Call you. Van chef and molina's with ours for all of their help in the last few months. We started an internship this past summer and they were our inaugural class coal. You assisted with the audio production and is beginning a master's in audio engineering at middle tennessee. State university molina helped with research and writing and she's currently attending temple university. Thanks again collio and molina. This american president is produced by myself. Richard lim and michael neale a special thanks to jennifer mozelle kovatchev and molina speth ours for their help in producing this episode. If you like what you've been hearing you can help us by leaving. A five star review on apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to our show. We're proud partner of evergreen podcasts. Checkout evergreen podcasts dot com for more shows you might enjoy for more information about president. Reagan checkout strategies of containment by john. Lewis gaddis the rebellion of ronald reagan by james man reagan's secret war by martin and analysts anderson the triumph of improvisation by james graham wilson and crusader by paul king. I'm richard lim. We're back next time with more. This american president. This is alex host of ohio versus the world in american history. Podcast on a hybrid world will travel back in time with the offers. Historians either witnesses to the most exciting consequential too often overlooked topics for the shaved. America's history receives the in ohio connection to so many important moments when you said ohio versus the world we get some damage so join us. And we'll take a deep dive. Would lighten educate and entertain you as a high over. The world makes refund again..
"ronald" Discussed on This American President
"Ronald reagan. Ironically reagan would later say that it was quote. The worst picture i ever made and that quote never has an egg of such dimensions been laid the next opportunity. Reagan hats project strength came when the professional air traffic controllers organization known as pat co went on strike on august third nineteen eighty one. Thirteen thousand controllers walked out after talks with the faa fell apart. They had sought a wage increase and a reduction of their work week. Seven thousand flights were cancelled due to the strike. A nightmare coming during the peak of summer travel season in hundred fifty five congress passed a law. Making these kinds of strikes illegal at the supreme court upheld the law in nineteen seventy-one despite the fact that pat co-head endorsed reagan in nineteen eighty. He ordered the controllers to get back to work in the interests of national safety when most of them refused he fired them. He then ban the strikers from being rehired ever again in october of that year the federal labor relations authority decertified. Petco reagan the former union leader had broken the air traffic controllers union in addition to his shows of strength. Reagan employed psychological measures against soviets state department historian james. Graham wilson wrote that. Reagan had the us air force and navy sent fighters and bombers to probe the soviet defense perimeter according to strategic air command. General jack chain quote we would send bombers over the north poles and radars. Speaking of soviet radars would click on other times. Fighter-bombers would probe. they're asian or european periphery. Wilson quotes one under secretary of state. Who said of the flights quote it really got to them. They didn't know what it all meant. A squadron would straight at soviet airspace and their radars with light up and units would go on alert then at last minute the squadron would peel off and return home. The reagan administration did face setbacks. Sometimes grievous ones in august of nineteen eighty two. Reagan sent about fourteen hundred marines to join a multinational force in lebanon as you might recall from a previous episode. President eisenhower had sent forces to lebanon back. In one thousand nine hundred eighty eight upon invitation from the government in beirut to restore order. The mission was a success. So there is precedent for the deployment. This time israel and the palestinian liberation organization had been fighting and when a ceasefire was forged. The multinational force was sent to enforce. Things seem to be going well. But in april of nineteen eighty three a car bomb exploded at the us embassy in west. Beirut killing sixty three people including seventeen americans and then on october twenty third. Nineteen eighty-three a truck. Packed with twelve thousand. Pounds of explosives crashed into the front gates of the us marine barracks in beirut. The explosion destroyed the foundation of the building causing it to collapse. Two hundred forty-one marines and sailors were killed the greatest number of us marines lost since the battle of iwo jima in world war two hezbollah a lebanese terrorist group was later implicated in the attack. There were indications that iran and syria were involved the. Us was stunned by what had happened. Reagan called it a quote despicable act and his administration promised to stay the course. keep the force in lebanon. There was talk within the administration to respond to the attack. But congressional support for the mission began to wane. Within four months february nineteen eighty-four the marines had fully withdrawn from lebanon. It was likely the wise thing to do preventing the united states from getting bogged down in a conflict in the middle east. Especially in light of reagan's plans to take on the soviet union. America was reeling from the beirut bombings but another crisis in a different part of the world gave reagan a chance to reassert. american power. Grenada is a small island country in the caribbean. For centuries it was part of the british empire and obtained independence in nineteen seventy four. The remained part of the british commonwealth. And still is today. In march of nineteen seventy-nine a marxist leninist movement in the country called the new jewel movement overthrew the government and established a new regime under man named maurice bishop after taking office bishop established relations. With castro's cuba also built an airport with help from international consultants including some who came from cuba president. Reagan believed that this was a cover for building an airstrip that could be used by the soviets. Remember at this time. The soviets in cuba were supporting marxist movements around the world including in central american countries like el salvador nicaragua cubans were said to have been involved in the building of the airport. Reagan's critics to this day however argue that there's no evidence to support that claim now while bishop had relations with the soviet union. He also wanted to keep grenada. Non-aligned some say he was also moving toward more moderate economic policies hoping to attract foreign investment and bishops supporters. Point to his efforts to grant greater equality to women the policies that help the poor and improve literacy but at the same time bishop banned all other political parties elections and free expression bishops government also established the people's revolutionary army which some said committed human rights violations against the populace at any rate bishops government broke into factions and one of them was led by a man named bernard cord a politician part of the new jewel movement. He had actually studied in the united states. At one point as well as england and had been involved in communist parties in both countries cords faction wanted bishop to step down or allow them to have a greater say over government when bishop refused cords group launched a coup of their own and had bishop placed under house arrest when that happened. Chaos erupted and demonstrations broke out across the country. Bishop actually managed to escape for a time but court had the army recapture and then execute him in the midst of the chaos. A military official named hudson austin sees power and installed military rule. The new government was seen as more pro-communist than the more moderate government under bishop it imposed a total curfew for four days with orders to shoot anyone on site. Who violated it. The governor general of grenada. Paul schoon secretly requested that. The united states interven- schoon also found himself placed under house arrest organization of east caribbean states. As well as barbados and jamaica also asked the united states to help restore order. Reagan complied and also cited the presence of american citizens on the island and the fear that if american hostages were taken it would turn into a similar situation that president carter faced in iran on october. Twenty fifth nineteen eighty three two days after the deadly marine barracks bombings in lebanon. United states commenced operation. Urgent fury and invaded grenada. A little over seven thousand americans would serve in the operation consisting of men and women. From the army's first and second ranger battalions the delta force in the eighty second airborne division as well as the marines and the navy seals. The rangers led an airborne assault on the southern tip of the island while the marines landed at the northern tip in a televised speech to.
"ronald" Discussed on This American President
"A radio address. Reagan said quote. One thing is certain. The threat of hunger to the russian people is due to the soviet obsession with military power. Nothing proves the failure of marxism more than the soviet union's inability to produce weapons for its military ambitions and at the same time provide for their people's everyday needs in nineteen seventy six. Reagan said quote the russians know. They can't match us industrially or technologically during another radio address in the seventies. Reagan talked about reaching out to soviet citizens saying we quote could have an unexpected ally if citizen ivan is becoming discontented enough to start talking back. Maybe we should drop a few million. Typical mail order cadillacs on minks and pinks in moscow to wet their appetites. Reagan seem to be saying that those millions of people behind the iron curtain might be coaxed into rising up against their oppressors. If they knew just how bad they had it and how much better democracy and capitalism could be in nineteen eighty. Reagan gave an interview where he said quote they know that if we turned our full industrial might into an arms race they cannot keep pace with us. Why haven't we played that card. According to ronald reagan's close aide and his first national security advisor. Richard alan reagan told him in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven quote. My idea of american policy toward the soviet union is simple and some would say simplistic it is this we win and they lose their those who believe that. Richard alan was telling the truth. And those who believe that. He was. Exaggerating reagan's role as a mastermind who orchestrated the end of the cold war regardless of what one believes. It's clear that reagan believed in something that few experts did that. The soviet union was weak and was at risk of collapsing in his first year. In office reagan repeatedly spoke of some sort of end to soviet communism at a commencement address in notre dame in may nineteen eighty one. Reagan said the following the years. The years ahead are great ones for this country. The cause of freedom and the spread of civilization the west won't contain communism.
"ronald" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
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"ronald" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Use that as a negative term And so there was a desire on the left to go with something new but also there really was. I think very serious and conscious embrace of the original progressive idea which was to come in to rely on the expertise of the national government To allow it to get into many more out of use of not only economic wise but but areas beyond that And so. I think it's gotten easier to talk about more recently because we've all just lived through a year of rule by alleged experts of circumstance where we were told that ordinary politics and political views have to be put aside the idea of of consenting to how old of ordinary legislative role are elected people ruling us that has to be put aside. We have to turn ourselves over to rule by experts alleged experts And so it's a great example of something that the progressives brought to four coming out of the civil service movement where they want it to reduce the influence of ordinary electoral politics people consenting and so on And really thought we were on the dawn of a new age where you had a lot of enlightened people university educated people and saw the national government as a place where they could could practice their expertise. I had dinner with a friend last night. And he spent years in russia and he has worked with some of the the major oligarchs he's been at the highest ranks of their government is speaks fluent russian open in american and very very entrenched in the russian government politics thought and he was talking about the differences between the united states and russia and that russia's problem this was this was at the time of perestroika where russia was trying to come out of a glass knows where they were trying to come out of the slump. They'd been in and my friend said to to this high-ranking russian officially said the problem is that you have this bureaucracy. That that just stifles your your your private capitalist class. You're.
"ronald" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"So it's a it's a small world as far as that goes But you know the story. I tried to tell is that you have around the turn of the twentieth century. A very clear. Turn away from the principles of the constitution the leading intellectuals the leading politicians people like woodrow. Well center theodore roosevelt Really point to a new direction. That's what the word progressive means to them and beans to kind of move beyond the original ideas of the constitution and turns out what happened is decades earlier the entire latter half of the nineteenth century the progressive intellectuals had been taking over a lot of what had previously been pretty orthodox colleges in the united states and some higher education really took a very Very transformative turn by the time you got to turn of the twentieth century and so these these ideas have been here for a very long time and they went to the place where ideas percolate. They went to universities then after universities into the major newspapers and by way of schools of journalism And so it's been something that you didn't a lot of us today we think. Wow how did how did we get to where we are. It seems the country's going crazy all at once. But of course it's been it's been a long time in the making and so This is this is a movement that has different ways over the course of the twentieth and now twenty first century first-wave and franklin roosevelt's which incorporated a lot of progressive ideas and then the liberalism of the nineteen sixties and then Into brock obama and beyond and so It's it's we're reaping. A lot of what was what was so in our system especially in our educational system for very long time professor. Have about a minute left in this segment. But who would you say is the most influential was at the fdr policies. But who would you say has been most influential in expanding progressivism in this country. Well i would say in terms of the practical politics. I would look back to franklin roosevelt and the new deal but roosevelt himself ankle himself points back to his intellectual influences. He says what we're doing now what we have the opportunity to do now here in the nineteen thirties given the circumstances was laid out for us a generation earlier and he names woodrow wilson and he names theodore. Roosevelt has two of the primary architects..
"ronald" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"It's easy to get caught up in how everything's going wrong but it's also important to recognize it. There are lots of people in their little silo in their little segment of the world. That are doing good work. There are people out there who are sounding the syrian that clarion call there are people who are making a difference in all walks of life. And i want to remind you. It's not all dire for good people with good things to say with inspiring things to say and one of them is a new book. Called america transformed the rise and legacy of american progressivism. The author is ronald streto. And before we get to the professor he is the graduate dean and professor of politics at hillsdale college where he teaches political philosophy. Hillsdale just keeps coming up and it comes up again and again as doing great work for folks. that don't know what hillsdale is. What makes it special in what he will do. Well first for those those kind words of introduction and you know hillsdale college it's a it's a privilege to work there. It's kind of counter cultural in higher education right now so you know higher education in this country is as you probably know is Isn't isn't very great jeopardy. And there's not a lot of education going on there's a lot of indoctrination going on and and Back part of the story of my book is is how that took place over the last hundred years or so but hillsdale is Stands up against it. It's it's a liberal arts college in southern michigan. It's got a big outreach though across the country So we've got a lot of folks that are connected to the college even though they're not students there on campus and Sister privileged to work there. How did this come about because it is so unlike anything else and it it says if this one institution recognized the community is crying out for this and i don't care if it's a truck driver that never went to to college or a maintenance worker people want you know an education.
"ronald" Discussed on Doug Miles Media
"Did it all and so. They had a huge investment in every aspect of conventional photography and so resisted digital until it was too late. Some really interesting story about Like you said An under appreciated Inventor and genius. I would say it would land. Who invented the polar at so many other things. It's called a triumph of changes is the name of the book when riled fierce theme today the website ronaldo book just came up. Get hold of it Well it's it's it's available through all of your normal retail Outlets barnes and noble amazon like coca. Yeah we have it on our website to you can order. I didn't know if you had a specific website. Doing well. great. Ronald pleasure talking for few minutes. Good luck with the book and hopefully we can talk.