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WNB.Rb: Creating a Community With Jemma Issroff, Emily Giurleo and Sylwia Vargas
"So i interview jemma on episode three sixty two so we've heard some of the origins of wnba dot rb. But recap. how did the organization come together. So like i mentioned a little last time i had been looking to get to know the ruby community quite a bit more and so i was going to all these meet ups. They were virtual during the pandemic most of them so it kind of be berlin. One day in portland one day at different meet ups meeting different people and i was seeing almost all men at these meet ups in wondering why that was the case and so started doing outreach on twitter and trying to see what was happening at at the same time was watching a lot of talks about rubiun at prior ruby conferences and watched one that emily gave from ruby rubicon in twenty twenty and just message on twitter. Saying hey i love you talk nothing else. I was going for no real annual. Thanks for giving the talk. She me back and we just started talking about the meet up from there. Emily you wanna take it away. What happened next. Yeah sure so as gemma said she deemed me on twitter and was just like. Hey i love your talk and i was like oh my god. Thank you so much you know totally makes my day when people send me compliments out of the blue and then she mentioned that she was hoping to start this meet up and wondered if i might be one of the first speakers and it turns out that i actually had tried to start a similar meet up specifically for women and non binary people in tech but before the pandemic i think we couldn't imagine it being virtual and so to have this idea of a collective of women from all over the world specifically working on ruby was like so awesome to me and so we got on a call and just hashed it out and in a month we put together the first wnba dot rb meet up in march
Is $50,000 BTC the Beginning of a Bitcoin Supercycle?
"What's going on guys. It is tuesday february sixteenth. And today we are talking about. You know it fifty thousand dollar bitcoin and specifically whether it's shows that we are in a bitcoin super cycle so i the news after a week or so of threatening the rubicon was breached this morning between seven forty five and eight am eastern time. Bitcoin punched up above fifty thousand. Now it immediately met cell wall and had a six hundred dollar candle down in is at the time of recording closer to forty nine thousand but to me that technical response is far less significant than these psychological barrier of a fifty thousand dollar being breached so today's special early breakdown is all about that. I reached out to followers this morning. Asking what topics you all thought were important for a fifty k. Show i also popped into a couple of different clubhouse chats to see what people were focused on and overwhelmingly across both of those mediums. The thing that people wanted to talk about is whether this is another indicator that we're in a bitcoin super cycle. I'm going to discuss this. It's going to be the main focus of the show. What the idea of a super cycle is where it came from what it might mean and some different ways to look at it but first let's blast through a few of the other topics folks wanted to disgust. Let's try to start with something that if not negative is sort of dismissive to be honest. It's kind of hard to find those bitcoin stomping face but here we are peter. Brant tweeted fifty. Thousand is a nice round number. That means absolutely nothing. Technically trying to sound smart just sound smart helps to define dumbness now. Let's contextualized. Peter is speaking to a trading audience and that trader audience are not supposed to in their own estimation get emotionally invested in an asset or let narrative shape. What they do. So let's give peter the benefit of the doubt and assume that that's who he's talking to however if he is truly arguing that technicals are all that matter about an asset. The easy rejoinder is that markets are by their very definition a constant give and take between narratives and technicals and frankly narratives tend to reshape the bounds that frame the upside and downside potential of those technical indicators either way for the sake of completeness i wanted to include something sort of negative but i think we can move on next. Let's discuss michael sailor. Just doing michael sailor things about five minutes before fifty thousand was breached. Sailor dropped a new press release from micro strategy long story. Short micro strategy is offering another six hundred million in debt and all the words of the press. Release our legalese. Except for this. Little line micro strategy intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to acquire additional bitcoins. Pomp summed it up perfectly when he tweeted. Michael sailor is carrying out one of the highest conviction investment thesis we've ever seen in public markets. Incredible to watch okay next. People are wondering how this happened. Or why will. I think the wise a little obvious. We saw an insane amount of positive news last week. Tesla b. and y. Mellon mastercard twitter. Deutsche bank morgan stanley. Every show for the last week has been about some type of crazy positive news. If you've been listening it's hard for that amount of positive news to not have an impact in other words. The specifics of win this fifty thousand dollar price was going to happen. Are for those technicals. That i was mentioning above to figure out but the overall momentum has clearly been in this direction. This actually gets me to another point. I was trying to articulate on twitter. We have this linear time bias. That when things happen quickly we tend to feel like that the thing that was before the you're comfortable with was the correct thing versus the new thing and the new change. That happened really fast. In other words. Bitcoin was between ten thousand. And fifteen thousand for a really long time so fifty thousand seems overvalued but what if instead based on what we now know. Bitcoin was in fact radically undervalued for that. Same ferry long time.
"rubicon" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"300,000 ballots from New York to Pennsylvania was told to park somewhere and wakes up the next morning, and the truck is stolen with all the ballots. How is that not the biggest story in the country right now. The left is already determined that the truth regarding elections no longer matters. And Democrat politicians who in the past at least cared about the optics will not this go around. Democrats and their propaganda networks have taken the position that whatever it took to get president Trump out of office was justified. So many people are asking. What could be done about this? Many people are asking if the president doesn't concede. What comes next. You have conservative Republicans and many independents. They're playing unwinnable game, trying to convince Democrats trying to show that there's fraud when they don't want to see it. And you have so many freedom loving Americans that are absolutely distraught. And becoming disengaged because they believe that the election was stolen and those who really understand realized it is more than an election at stake. President Trump Should not concede he will not concede. I don't get it in him to do so. But there is something else that might be with them, and that's why we're starting to hear all of these references off the Rubicon in the news. Should President Trump crossed the Rubicon. Has he crossed the Rubicon. Well, there's a big decision. Many people believe that President Trump is mulling around And that is Whether or not he should go after the saboteurs. If China was involved in this election, should China be held to account If big tech colluded with the media and colluded with foreign entities to get Biden elected should Should the president go after that, you know of the there's talk out there that the president may be playing some three d chess. And 2018. September 12 2018. He had executive order. 13 8 48. And it imposed by 50 K f y I on FM 95.5 ht to what's going on with the elections, not just in a 2018, but also looking back in 2016. Looking back at the 2012. And notice the fraud back then. If you read that that executive order It's chronic raises some things that well, he was writing this, you know, because of Russia. Collusion? Uh, I don't know. It's kind of clear to me that President Trump and his advisers Absolutely anticipated the tradition we're seeing right now. The massive A voter and election fault that we're seeing right now. I think they anticipated it. And we've just witnessed. I mean this insurrection. We're still going through it. I encourage everyone to take some time and read that executive order very carefully. Those who have believed that President Trump has crossed the Rubicon. Here's one of the things that's flying around the Internet right now. Little history lesson Julius Caesar was enormously popular. And commanding an army of fiercely loyal soldiers. The Roman Swamp wanted nothing to do with him. And in January 49 BC the Roman Senate Senate order Julius Caesar to disband his army and return home. Or become an enemy of the state. Julius Caesar, with the popular support of the Roman populace and the loyalty of the military marched his army over the Rubicon River in the north of Italy and became a legend in history. Of course, this was the beginning of the Roman Empire. See the Roman used to be Rome. Rome used to be a republic. But you had Julius Caesar, who changed that history. Some would say for the worst. I would be one of them. But you know again again, he the room was corrupt beyond belief. They were afraid of Julius Caesar because they knew that if he if he did cross that Rubicon that means there's no turning back. That means that it is on Then things were going to change it never going to lose their fiefdoms. With the historic low interest rates. There has never been a better time to buy. But talking about buying a house with rates this low, it's allowing buyers to purchase 50. When you think about investing what comes to mind? Is it a portfolio that builds interest? Or is it doing things that hold.
How streaming services and COVID-19 upended Hollywood
"Coronavirus is up ended. A lot of things about our lives but few industries has seen as drastic a change as the entertainment business with the ride streaming services and social begging the question. What happens the movie theaters a broader. Chang this is your daily charge joining us way to this. Transformation is our media expert johnson. Welcome john so let's start with a recap of the year. We saw the launch the number of streaming services peacock. Hbo max and then of course stalwarts like netflix. Continue to dominate. Pop culture with shows like tiger king in queen's gambit. How did the so-called street war shakeout in twenty twenty. We saw breakaway successes and truly epic failures over the course of the last year among all the new services that launched in the last fourteen months or so nothing compares to disney plus the subscribers that a service brings in that's the currency of success for streaming services. And no matter how you look at it. Disney plus blew away all other new competitors completely out of the water disney hoped to have between sixty million and ninety million subscribers within five years and it nearly hit the top of that. Its most obstacle optimistic expectation at nearly beat that within one year not five. It's at eighty six point eight million subscribers at the end of its first year and then on the flip side you had these failures quickly. Which entered twenty twenty swinging it was booking super bowl commercials. It was making it rain. All over hollywood paying stars tons of money to make these short form Cereal movies and chapters and Daily essentials and other things that if you could see me i'm making all these little air quotes but it totally flopped and it announced that it was completely shutting down just seven months after launching. So we've seen some really legendary story play out in the streaming world this year definitely and in between though we had a couple of those services. Hbo max peacock which all launched as well and lose a little bit quieter for them up until the end of the hbo. Max how did those two services fair out when they were they launched didn't do as well as disney plus but nothing has done is walls just pause. You really. nothing else compares to what they've been doing you know if if disney plus had it had the insane year that it did their launches would look you know pretty good all right. Hbo max is at you know. I have to check the numbers. But it's at i think. Eight point six million accounts and peacock has more than that because he got chasm free tier. Hbo max you have to pay fifteen dollars a month to access it or b a each b. o. l. subscriber That has a deal with. Hbo backs in order to get it. But the point is you know. They're doing fine sean. It's compared to a truly extraordinary. Unexpected success like disney plus that. It looks like they're really doing poorly and to be fair to you know. Hbo max with its high price. Point the fact that the fact that it was kind of a Confusing proposition two people and The fact that it wasn't on roku or fire tv the two most popular devices for months that also crimped it in particular its appeal. you know. They're like thirty some million people that can have. Hbo max basically for free because they are. They're already paying for hbo and of those were at or still at below ten million accounts. Right we are back so it's definitely struggled in some senses yet. It will disney plus held by a number of big cultural milestones the hamilton earlier this year. Of course mandalorian is back more baby love even new law which at that dollar premium charged pretty well. Hbo max is poised to have its potential big moment tomorrow with the release of what am nine hundred eighty four. I'm curious what you think. The impact is there and as we sort of look for. You know how that's going to help set the way movies are released. Well it cer- certainly gonna superchargers interest in hbo coupled with the fact that it max not only is releasing wonder woman On christmas day the same day that it's available to see in theaters on those that are open It's also making it. Its entire slate. The warner brothers. Entire slate of movies for the entirety of next year are going to be released the same way where there. It's available to stream on. Hbo max the same day. It's in theaters for a period of one month. So people have one month to to sign up for talks log into it if you already have. It watched like some of the you know wonder woman. Nineteen eighty-four dude matrix. Four tons of like huge movies and smaller ones that are also heading to spin. It looks like that's ever happened before people are really excited about it. It's gonna supercharge interest in the streaming service. But it also means that you know. It's kind of a crossing of the rubicon For decades theaters have had a seventy at least seventy five days where they get exclusive access to new movies and of course during the pandemic with these widespread theater closures senate as being closed a lot of companies have tried to figure out. How can you can't have a seventy five day window or something is only in theaters. When there aren't any theatres open and the ones that are people. Don't feel safe going to so we've seen a lot of experimentation about. What do we do in this situation. But this move by warner brothers. Hbo max are. They're making so many of these really big budget movies available. What's known as day and date or it's available for home video streaming the same day that it's in theaters. That's that's a point of no return like things are never. They might not look exactly like that once. The coronavirus and the pandemic are in our rear view window. But it's never going to be theaters and the transit. Never going to be exactly the same again. So the reaction will imagine for folks out there who are locked down this is. This is good news but not everyone has created this with open arms. Right number of directors filmmakers actors have been up in arms. Or who's been sort of speaking out against this. Practice will certainly christopher nolan. Who is a longtime warner brothers director. He's bamed all of his big films with warner brothers and most recently His tenant was released by warner brothers and not partly led to this decision. That warner brothers needed to figure out something other than purely theatrical premieres for films tenant was released it did tentative fine overseas it did reasonably well but in the us tanks. Like i he nolan is is a faint is fame Famously defensive of the theatrical experience. He's one of those ought autour filmmakers who treasures that big dark room and the hush crowd gasping all the same time like. That's that's is cocaine or whatever and he didn't want to give that up and they didn't make him and they released tenet where it had an exclusive period in theaters and it s than sixty million dollars at the box office. That you know. It's standard for one of his movies to make one hundred million plus in the us at the box office so the fact that they saw that it's just not tenable Just not tenable to have this sort of theatrical this preciousness around theatrical release at least during the pandemic they went a different route they. There's is the most extreme that any studio has announced so far a lot of other studios are trying to be a little more compromising and their decision was made largely without consultation with filmmakers. Which you know. It's one thing to up end. These long held norms. Some of which a lot of filmmakers really treasure like christopher nolan really treasures this theatrical the experience and protecting it but it's not always it's it's the medium not the message sometimes in the fact that they sort of dropped this bomb on these people without with wonder woman. There's a lot of consultation with those filmmakers but the entire slate like they couldn't reach out because people talk in hollywood if they reached out to some people get all over town so they basically maybe with a little bit of notice tried to get it out to some people but essentially shut. Drop this bomb on the filmmaker community and that in addition to the fact that it was such a dramatic change from what's baked into contracts and what people expected is it led to a really huge backlash and we're going to see if they're going to get sued or get sued. You might have to walk back many things. They might have to take something that were on the two thousand twenty one slate off the twenty twenty one slates and they don't fall under this so called hybrid strategy. That's something we're going to play out next year. Well curious if this is a a one off thing or is this this pandemic related that twenty one is like twenty twenty a bit of a lost year as be struggled to kind of get back enormously but once you get past it go back to normal. You mentioned the crossing the rubicon. How do you think things the changes that were saying. Now my kind of play out the long term or will there be more of a hybrid approach like what one of the things look like once we get to some semblance of normalcy again. It's never going back to the way. It was like the way the seventy five day ninety day window. That theaters get new movies. That's not coming back even after the pandemic because i think consumers for a really long time have wanted more options. Especially i mean. Young consumers don't understand even older consumers. Don't understand why you have to wait that long to choose where you get to watch your movie you know. Like the seventy five and ninety day window and theater followed by the dvd followed by online vod online rentals followed by a pay one window followed by a pay to win. Like there's going it's going to change but we can say for sure. Theaters are not going to be able to count on that sort of cushion. Seventy five day to ninety day window getting all new movies. They can't count on that because too many of these studios are owned by media companies that are also launching streaming services. I'm really want them to succeed. It's not just warner brothers on by. At and t. and also owns hbo. Max that is playing and experimenting with these new formats like you mentioned milan. That's disney disney decided disney of all studios. They build their franchises on theatrical release. That means a lots of them. But they're still even toying with things like you said they released hamilton which is supposed to be a big screen movie. Next year they released it more than a year in advance and put a totally free on disney plus for their big budget stuff. They're putting it on disney plus with this. What's not calling premier access which is basically when you pay a thirty dollar extra fee and you get movies like milan that you can stream day and date same day as in theaters next year. They're going to do that with riot. Dragon but even with dizzy. They've said they haven't defined what they're gonna do with marvel movies. It looks like they're gonna give marvel movies. Which are you know. Some of their biggest blockbusters that they still have on the slate coming up. They're going to give them some time in the theaters because they know how important that is to building a franchise having that sort of mythic proportion in a theater is really important to a marvel movie whether or not black widow comes to streaming a lot earlier than it would have before in previous you know. In the olden days. A year ago it would've taken about six months to nine months for any theatrical disney movie to make the disney plus. Maybe that'll shrink. What we do know is that theaters are not going to be able to count on a seventy five day. Window consumers are going to have a lot more options about win and where they get to watch new movies and the theatrical spirits is going to have to change you know without having that really special treatment that kid gloves treatment of getting seventy five day window. You're going to see theaters having to adapt offering more food upgrading. The experience of going there They're gonna have to experiment with a lot of different payment models even maybe The point is movie. Theaters haven't really had to adapt or innovate for decades. Because i've had this protected window and that protected window is going to change. But it's never coming back the way it was and the theater. Experience is going to change too so that change is thrust upon them and they're forced to adapt. Do you think theaters are doomed to failure are they are they they are they screwed ultimately. Because i frankly i missed the theater experience but i can't see myself going back for while and so we'll we'll theater survive long enough to be able to adapt and change. Yeah the are going to survive like they just won't be as many and they won't look the same as they did. Which you know a natural thing movies have been around cinemas have been around for a really long time. It's one of. Its basically the first mass mass visual audio visual media You don't have theaters like the depression-era people's palaces anymore. we don't go to theaters. That look like someplace that would have a metropolitan opera in. That's what happened in the twenties thirties. We don't have that anymore because things change television happened. So that's going to be another change but what you're gonna see the the gigantic megaplexes. Amc's the cinemark probably going to get smaller because they can't if you don't have that exclusive access to something that people can choose whether or not they're watching it on that big screen or watching on their home screen where people are going to be able to. They're going to choose to watch it on their home screen and so you don't just need as many movie screens in america anymore. So we're going to see theaters close. We might see some chains completely. Go out of business. The thing that will be interesting to see is how smaller chains mom-and-pop theaters you know the local art house theater. The smaller chains like alamo draft house. We're already seeing that. Those are those are the theaters in cinemas that are more likely to adopt because they don't have a sort of mcdonald's mass market Happy meal mentality. they're catering to a local community. They're more likely to know the sort of things that would bring people into their theater if it's more than just movies it's easier for them to pivot in. Adopting alamo draft house was one of the first chains so to speak. That offered this rent a whole theater option. Which has become more popular during the pandemic instead of having to spend three hundred to a thousand two more dollars to rent entire theater. It's like look we can't can barely show this to people because of restrictions. Why don't you rent the theater for a hundred bucks and you can bring fifteen of your closest friends and you can all like sit apart from each other and you can be pretty confident that we're going to be sanitizing it because we don't or trying to stuff seats because we have to stuff seats. They were the first ones to innovate in that sense. And we start to adopt adapt that model so no like theaters. Theaters aren't going to die. They're just gonna look a lot different in the future
"rubicon" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Aren't Denise. Thank you so much You're listening to Bloomberg Business Week. Carol Massar, Inner Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio Yesterday we had really inspiring interviews with Jake Would he's co founder and CEO, a team Rubicon. It's a global nonprofit that he founded. A decade ago and over that time about 125,000 team Rubicon Bone tears have responded to the disasters in over 700 communities, and they've raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars for their work. He's also got a book out once a warrior. How one veteran found a new mission closer to home. It's all about You know, really inspiring other veterans who come home without a purpose and helping them to have one. Here's a little snippet from that interview and what inspired him to start the organization. When Haiti happened, I just felt compelled to help. I felt like I had You know, After four years in the Marine Corps, I felt like I'd had developed some skills and had some experiences that could help in that situation. And so you know, we organized the team. We went down to Haiti. Four days actually earthquake. We did some tremendous work while we're down there, and that's really when we discovered that There was this potential to build a new model and disaster response by really tapping into the skills and experiences of military veterans. And it's interesting, too, because I mean, it's grown tremendously and you've had you guys have had quite an impact around the globe. Yeah, You know, I think we have built a model that is really compelling. I think when people hear about the work that we do come answer idea. It is. Wow, that seems to make so much sense. I can't believe that we thought about before. That's always a good thing to hear. When you're an entrepreneur. It's much better than somebody scratching their head and thingy. I don't make sense. All right, And that was team Rubicon CEO Jake would founder also team Rubicon, talking about how his military experience led him to create a disaster relief organization that's helping in the vast disasters around the globe, but also in the fight against.
"rubicon" Discussed on Dose of Leadership
"Would team rubicon. Welcome a dose of leadership my friend. Yeah thank you for having me on. Obviously i love having primaries here. Mix conversation really easy. I know this is going to be a good one. But <hes> man <hes>. So i followed you ever since team. Rubicon kindergarten <unk>. Our mutual friend pot. And you know he was involved with guys and he told me all about you. And i've been meaning to have on you for for years and i got sidetracked and you get new book. Said gosh dang. I gotta get you out here so get while i'm excited to join it's <hes>. It seems like a great time to beyond the shadows of veterans day and the book coming out this week. it's no time like the present absolutely and <hes>. Happy belated marine corps. Birthday by the way. Thank you two hundred forty five years young man. Oh kin well the the new book coming out once a warrior is out and highlight your story of going to iraq and then coming back and team rubicon reason why i love this book so much i love what you do is one thing i talk about on the show lot is and i think our our main obligation the only obligation where we're here is to make the place better than we found it in that seems to be something you've dove into. You came back from iraq and trying to figure out what your purpose was right in and it's like embrace this mission of trying to make the place better than you found it. How does that resonate when you hear me say that. Yeah i mean. I think there's an element of truth to that. I think there have been a couple of points in my life where you know. I thought i was at this decision. Point where i was either to pursue a life of service. Or i was going to go to do something like on wall street. You know and the first time that i hit that juncture was when i was graduating college in ultimately i decided to go join. The marine corps. Wasn't ready to go. Where a suit. And the second time was when i got out of the marine corps. I thought okay. Well you served a lot. I just got back from iraq afghanistan. i feel like. I've done my part time to go. You'll make some money. Or you know where suit and in then i kind of stumbled into team rubicon and in clearly over the last decade having been one to wear too many suits one thing. I'm curious when you were playing football. Wisconsin <hes>. Right was it. Wisconsin did get that right. Yeah yeah and obviously the ward kicked off eleven had happened. You decided to go and list which. I highly commendable. But why didn't you consider becoming an officer just out of curiosity. You know there were there. Were a couple of things that lead into that <hes>. I was the practical. So i i did start speaking this officer selection officers about perhaps going in as an officer and you know bear in mind like you said i played football right so i i. I started exploring this right after my final game which was on january. First two thousand five and i was an offensive tackle for wisconsin. So you can imagine. I'm six foot six two hundred ninety pounds and <hes>. So i meet this captain marine captain and i tell him think i wanna be an option. He looks me up and down. I don't fit the bill or hate him. Officers are trimmed trim guys and gals right and he asked me goes you know. How fast can you run three miles. And i kind of shorted got pretty mean you know. I haven't run three miles in five years <hes>. But i can tell you what my forty are dash. Time is any said what you've got to be able to run in eighteen minutes. If you want to be an officer. I said okay. Well that's that's pretty aggressive but there. If he told me i needed to do when he was. You've got to be able to do twenty pull ups to. That's that's not a problem. And then he asked me the the real question he goes. You know you play football. You have any injuries you having surgeries as well. Yeah i mean. I had my shoulder. Reconstructed is my foot reconstructed. I dislocated my other shoulder. And he just shook his head and he said you know what. You're a lot of paperwork kid. I got people lined up outside my door. Join you know to go see us right now and he never called me back. Wow a yeah. But then that was coupled with us some conversations. I was happened with with some veterans. That i knew who are coming back from iraq and afghanistan and they said you know jake if you really are looking to get into the fight in. You're looking to lead people. Their perspective was that this was a squad. War know that the company and platoon maneuver warfare was over and that this was really a squad based warrants. They said you go. Be a non commissioned officer. Be corporal or sergeant in. You'll get all the leadership that you want in. So i took that advice to heart. I i stopped trying to get that guy to call me back in. I got what i wished for. I came an nco. And i led marines and combat.
Jake Wood of Team Rubicon Talks About His Latest Book "Once a Warrior"
"Would team rubicon. Welcome a dose of leadership my friend. Yeah thank you for having me on. Obviously i love having primaries here. Mix conversation really easy. I know this is going to be a good one. But man So i followed you ever since team. Rubicon kindergarten Our mutual friend pot. And you know he was involved with guys and he told me all about you. And i've been meaning to have on you for for years and i got sidetracked and you get new book. Said gosh dang. I gotta get you out here so get while i'm excited to join it's It seems like a great time to beyond the shadows of veterans day and the book coming out this week. it's no time like the present absolutely and Happy belated marine corps. Birthday by the way. Thank you two hundred forty five years young man. Oh kin well the the new book coming out once a warrior is out and highlight your story of going to iraq and then coming back and team rubicon reason why i love this book so much i love what you do is one thing i talk about on the show lot is and i think our our main obligation the only obligation where we're here is to make the place better than we found it in that seems to be something you've dove into. You came back from iraq and trying to figure out what your purpose was right in and it's like embrace this mission of trying to make the place better than you found it. How does that resonate when you hear me say that. Yeah i mean. I think there's an element of truth to that. I think there have been a couple of points in my life where you know. I thought i was at this decision. Point where i was either to pursue a life of service. Or i was going to go to do something like on wall street. You know and the first time that i hit that juncture was when i was graduating college in ultimately i decided to go join. The marine corps. Wasn't ready to go. Where a suit. And the second time was when i got out of the marine corps. I thought okay. Well you served a lot. I just got back from iraq afghanistan. i feel like. I've done my part time to go. You'll make some money. Or you know where suit and in then i kind of stumbled into team rubicon and in clearly over the last decade having been one to wear too many suits one thing. I'm curious when you were playing football. Wisconsin Right was it. Wisconsin did get that right. Yeah yeah and obviously the ward kicked off eleven had happened. You decided to go and list which. I highly commendable. But why didn't you consider becoming an officer just out of curiosity. You know there were there. Were a couple of things that lead into that I was the practical. So i i did start speaking this officer selection officers about perhaps going in as an officer and you know bear in mind like you said i played football right so i i. I started exploring this right after my final game which was on january. First two thousand five and i was an offensive tackle for wisconsin. So you can imagine. I'm six foot six two hundred ninety pounds and So i meet this captain marine captain and i tell him think i wanna be an option. He looks me up and down. I don't fit the bill or hate him. Officers are trimmed trim guys and gals right and he asked me goes you know. How fast can you run three miles. And i kind of shorted got pretty mean you know. I haven't run three miles in five years But i can tell you what my forty are dash. Time is any said what you've got to be able to run in eighteen minutes. If you want to be an officer. I said okay. Well that's that's pretty aggressive but there. If he told me i needed to do when he was. You've got to be able to do twenty pull ups to. That's that's not a problem. And then he asked me the the real question he goes. You know you play football. You have any injuries you having surgeries as well. Yeah i mean. I had my shoulder. Reconstructed is my foot reconstructed. I dislocated my other shoulder. And he just shook his head and he said you know what. You're a lot of paperwork kid. I got people lined up outside my door. Join you know to go see us right now and he never called me back. Wow a yeah. But then that was coupled with us some conversations. I was happened with with some veterans. That i knew who are coming back from iraq and afghanistan and they said you know jake if you really are looking to get into the fight in. You're looking to lead people. Their perspective was that this was a squad. War know that the company and platoon maneuver warfare was over and that this was really a squad based warrants. They said you go. Be a non commissioned officer. Be corporal or sergeant in. You'll get all the leadership that you want in. So i took that advice to heart. I i stopped trying to get that guy to call me back in. I got what i wished for. I came an nco. And i led marines and combat.
"rubicon" Discussed on Talent Makers Studio
"Well, I think this is why your perfect guess for this podcast is that the theme will know the theme of it is the idea of hiring maturity is that is that companies go through the maturation process and I think you've seen companies have different points of the journey as you say like when you get to the size of Riot you're going to have a dedicated operations team and have totally different teams and bought some that have totally different process in the others versus other companies like probably Rubicon project you started where it's more like, you know, your first t a leadership and your kind of building stuff from scratch. Yeah. I mean it was wrong was kind of that's right go totally. It's two different planets because you know, I think about I think back about it now, you know, and it's it's weird how the universe works because when I joined Rubicon project project was on the very West L A lot that Riot games ended up going into and building their campus small world. Yeah. Yep. Like what was interesting about Rubicon project was six months after I joined we moved to Playa Vista right near the in the fox building near the YouTube Studios and at that point like Playa Vista was nothing there was like they were breaking ground on stuff. But a lot of what you seek majority of what you see there today was not there. Right and I kind of think that that metaphorically that's really what Rubicon was like in terms of the recruiting function. Like there was just nothing so, you know, I had a break I had to break ground and really start from scratch their name is Ryan. Yeah, but let's let's dive into that thing cuz I think for a lot of people that's what resonates right is you join some company and it's wild west you've got a couple recruiters running down her hair on fire doing their best to keep up and you're like this is whatever we're doing now is not going to scale. I gotta build some foundations here. So how did so I guess what? Did it look like when you got their job? How bad was it and like what what are the things that you did to show and moving up the curve? Yeah. Yeah. So it Rubicon, you know is definitely a baptism by fire because I had gone public with a company before either so I had no idea the the speed at which we were we were going to be moving and so when I got in there when I joined I got hired by the SVP people in culture and so there was the SVP who's my boss. We had a month a sort of benefits and compensation person. We had coordinator me and the tech recruiter and that's it. And so, you know there it was just really understanding like all right. Well, what do we have in place? Oh, nothing we have, you know, we have a we have a an applicant tracking system called the resonator which eventually evolved to Jazz. And that was at the time in in that month was Evolution. It was just a resume resume repository. We can really use it for anything but storing resumes. So.
"rubicon" Discussed on Artwork from C.P.
"You doing well and I just talk about the update next week, but you guys those of you who've on life as when it trust me the podcast going anywhere is not happening. It's signal me the same broadcast off. It's this will get better and stronger because of this project I am working on and it's dead. Needs to be better and journalism is is and is going to be my full-time job was offered to do a little blog contains both a level marketing on the side. And so I am I just want to support you guys the best I can but when you become friends eats the thing I can't so I'm going to be switching over to zoom in October. So don't this fight. It's down the wrong email with you zoom links instead of Rubicon front legs, and that's how we're going to do it. Because you can't be called on Google meets and I think Zoom has stepped up to the plate to do all they can to help and so that's how we're going to do it so often they're the LD you want to say anything else? What she said thank you for calling us guys and we will be. That's week with a life update that inspired by faith. I always like to go out and say yeah. Well, we'll buy Em by the tribe. We be call it on Saturday I could have Boiled Mason and I have a plan but hopefully plant a workout and took Plan B. I just need to come up with a plan C but I'm hoping plan a will work out and with my boss it will it will and this now I'm Safe and happy and I leave me alone in education God you leave me alone and get a happy happy a journalism student that I a. Teacher. So yeah, that's that's said Till the teachers about how do you kill all the admins out of school? And I applaud you guys because he would still be interested Scalia and I'll be the shaping up to be a interesting lawyer and the one on half wigs will it's only at the beginning but you will find me in my office and typing away and journalism land and trying to live the highest birth. Like possible with cerebral palsy and thank you for calling us and go have a wonderful Sunday you guys. Thank you guys by month..
New Start-Up Helps Websites Store User Names, Postal Addresses of Anonymous Readers
"Now Chum, Chum's imagine. For a moment that you're interested in checking book maybe maybe book by celebrated newly published author and you think all I'd love to find out more about that book visit an online bookshop But then you change your mind maybe you're distracted by something else right and then maybe half an hour an hour later. You receive an email saying, hey, we saw you visited our website. How would you feel what's? By giving them my email address. I haven't allowed in or anything like that. I'm just perusing the shop you haven't logged in you haven't given them your email address and yet they know you came to their website and they've contacted you var email we'll surely I mean. If Google facebook of God, a tracking code on the sides then they could tie that together with unless it's technically possible in fighting. So Nice. Say I'm Kinda surprised we haven't crossed that Rubicon yet it's happening. Well imagine they Semaj and you have a particularly niche porn interest may be a bit of a further on the side and you decide to go. Further, you said. You say you mean grab. With A. Reliably. Informed that fervor it's up people who? Like dressing up as very animals like a mascots at a football game. and. They get their kicks from these sort of things. Fit It looks like my husband because he's quite Harry. You must be a secret forever. I can't figure out what would be more disturbing called if he found out attractive or unattractive. So. Imagine you visit the site. You get your fill of wherever you want and they knew receive an email saying, hey, we'll see you're a bit of a fervored. Ejected throws it back in your face. WHOA says we've got even more that kind of stuff. Why don't you come back sometime if you had never give me your email address, you can be stabbed, right? Yes. Considerably, and also, of course, if someone's got your email address, any navigate some is the potential for doc seen or blackmail knows what you'd better tell me how they got our email address. Okay. There's a fascinating article on Jessica Bell. Jessa Bell has written about an outfit could get emails a startup. They claim to be the all new audience growth tool for publishers and they say they can fill up jeff way. They say they can convert anonymous website visitors into names email addresses and even their home addresses boom. And I know sales sorted. posted. Another Chapter Jeff any incredibly they claim they can do surrounded by a third of all US web traffic cheese. Okay. Well, their claims earn press Whoa Kay, let's look a little bit more into this. They say that their services already been used you know that Chap Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Well he is one of the founders of a website quite right wing website surprise you it cooed the daily caller. That is one of the sites which is using exactly this technology right now, this potentially some could find out if your partial particular political views as well. Don't understand Outta sorry you've lost me. Okay. So how is the daily caller this website run by Tucker Carlson, taking advantage of this technology so they are a customer of this firm could get emails. Okay. Get emails is run by a guy called Adam. Robinson right is a former Lehman brothers employee and his girlfriend Helen Sharp. And they've actually put together a video where they explain how that thing works. He can go and check that out on Youtube link but I can explain in very simple. Work. So, there are lots of scammy kind of websites on the Internet surprise surprise. No, there are no a shock. So there are websites which will claim Oh. We can get you better health insurance. So we can get better car insurance just enter your details here. And we will go away and find an answer for you right and what you don't do when you fill out those what most people don't do. They don't read all the terms and conditions and remained the new mock me about every week when. You're one of the unusual people who actually does that crew, but those sites will gather all that information and not really set up to. So you health insurance in countries, they do sometimes or read you. But what they're really doing these crates and a huge database of people's contact details. Okay and they are then selling those two people and that is all apparently legal because people chose to give their information and they agreed to the terms and conditions to be marketed up soon, the I've always thought those sites you know like insurance compare sites or mortgage compare sites I. think that's exactly what a lot of them are doing. I think some of them are legitimate getting A. Lot of the deals, but they say we are sharing this with interested parties on purpose to get you the numbers you want right really have to share that information with third parties. They don't have to give you a list here. Exact people were doing because it's changing all the time and some of them might be you know very bonafide companies. Some might be shade or one of the companies which is buying this kind of information is this company get emails and what they've done is they've generated md five hashes. So check some for all of those email addresses. They reckon they got about half a billion now and they're adding about one million more every day. And they say they've also partnered with mailing lists firms so that when folks click on a Lincoln newsletter and go to website a cookie can be set computer containing that MD five check some for their email address on their computer. And so what they're able to do is when you go to the daily caller cool website or never website, which is running, get email script, they can compare the hash in the Czech some to the hash in get emails database, which they've gathered from these sites around the world and they've got all information which you filled in on that full. Yeah, that's good instincts
"rubicon" Discussed on X96
"Cafe. Life Life Cafe that you know what that says to me. There's no meat there for one thing. Well, you would think meat, but you know, I went to the menu and they had burgers and they had chicken nuggets, and they had sandwiches. And so I said to my sister, I said, How about this place? It gets a great It's the number one rating on yelp. In Missoula, Montana, the Life Cafe and she's like, sounds great. So we started following the the the map to get there. And it stops at a church. Jesus's life Church. It's the cafe inside the church into trick Jesus trick. They're trying to trick you into a watch. Our sandwiches. They're so good. You'll be convinced Jesus, Israel. Jesus made these sandwiches said nothing about Jesus. Jesus. This is a good sandwich. It's inside the church. We'll take calls my sister and I said, Guess what's around the corner from here? Mary Queen. Oh, you did not know in school. Why we'll It was inside of a church. I'm not walking inside anywhere for will shame She can't walk inside of a church. So we had dairy queen coming and going because I can trust you. And you know that's what dairy queen When I have dairy queen, I have it coming and going to for some reason. Dairy queen is a big deal in Montana. They have them everywhere in l A. I don't know. Now I have many more stories. I don't know if we have time to get into another one, but that was my dying on the road. We have a whole show. Okay, Because coming up. I have scary campfire stories, okay? I have. Why should never compliment a fellow campers rig. And the coup de Gras. The big story. Why I'm never setting foot in my trailer again. Do you? Ah, Does your trailer have one of those stupid names? It was weird driving home yesterday. I'm noticing people with their camp trailers, and they have names like voltage. Is one of them Rubicon. I don't think the people drop the towing that trailer have any idea what the Rubicon is, or was or anything is just is this the brand name is? Uh, yeah, they holds. Yeah. There Carl Ames on him Because my name's on my dad had a camper, and it was the tilt on Hilton. Well, I think your dad just when, when, when? When we bought it. That's that was on the back of it. And I said, What is? Let's tell about it like it's the brand name. I don't know. I said it's funny because it's like a hotel. But you see, you're in the back of a truck and he goes. I don't care that there they all are named that way. Yeah, they all have weird dung and and they and they have ugly designs on deserves to have a name. It's a Monterey extreme among a really extreme extreme about that's a sex thing. That's a sex and then it has a minute doesn't have just like those Stupid like they sort of like lightning bolts on it. No, harsh isn't of that. But but it's also not extreme. Some But you're never setting foot in it again. So never again. That story coming up later got all that and more on the way Traffic. Gina, please. If you would well for the program says traffic is still backed up due to that rolled over semi I 15 South bound Hunter says. It's insanely backed up. Somebody else's traffic. Backed up slows to 30 miles per hour at Hill Field Road, somebody else says Semi Crash Davis County Still there leaking something? Today. So lots of friends. The program stuck. Um, in that accident on I 15 near Hill Field Road. If you see something, please texted to his 33986 like those nice friends of the program did and I will pass it along. All right. Thank you very much. We will take a break. We will be back. We have.
Keeping in Check: Maintaining Spirituality in the Influencer Space (ft. Omar Shahid)
"Salaam welcomed another team via podcast brought to you by the Vibe as always I'm your host. Salim Qasim and this week I'm joined by from the Muslim influence and network. The Muslim infants networker, celebrating their third birthday. And I've known Omar for for quite a few years now. And we discuss or about to discuss I guess the general landscape of of influences and the whole space Muslim influences and representation and also I guess how. Influences can. Maintain that sincerity. We spoke a lot about sincerity. which I think is a really important point. When thinking about the the the the digital space and people growing their own platforms. And why they're doing it and whatever else? We also talk a lot about evenly. Miller who was on a previous podcast with us? I can't remember the episode number. It was called a slum in the hood. It was just a few weeks actually before the whole lockdown and Shenanigans took place. We had a fantastic conversation. Please do inside podcast. By. Yeah, so this time almost was actually on the podcast that time he came into office. This one's conducted over zoom I'm, but we didn't get much time to speak to. And delving deeper into will these topics around the influences and the burden responsibilities term I use quite in the podcast. And various other bits so yet without further ADO, here's my conversation with Oma. Consummating! I'm good very much. The Virginia nuns focused Ab. Regulations for yourself on on three years of influence network. You were not us. A few have lost track of time in Kobe, but if you. And January a jury. When the world was normal than you could be office so yeah you with. that. And we were at all about at story. I guess if people do listen back to that in check out the Compensation, we had the shed so much and shows guests like for me. These people uninfluenced should be especially in the kind of in space. But we also discussed on their the fact that we should probably have a separate compensation yourself. Because I think there's a lot to discuss generally around this space. But I staw- off with. Can you share with us with myself? Whatever a little bit of background is the to how you saw at out in Western influences I'm wet weather. The idea came from just a is the genesis of that was the funds the network? Yes so. I'm. Twenty years old colleagues on the. I've been working with influences for. Seven years now. and. It started when I was. Using my. Sheet Autism who approached me and said you know what we don't want to us. Seem that used to be a journalist and use? Oh, Amid if we have some insights into what we're trying to do. So I, said you know what I don't know anything about influence. A management I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what to advise you, but you know what s give it a shot. Silently? We started with them some. In music, the sheet industry. Led to another working with a comedian photographer. You and then someone in school it's. And the previous manage people like cottage city can. Become Allah talked about. cross poss with managing advisers are not. The. Is and what? What specifically is your role? I guess in order the because I can imagine what it is now would be very different when it's not is How how did that come to beats it to be in the place that you guys aren't now because I think. We'll get onto about some of the some of the campaigns, and whatever else now you guys. What would some sizable? Brands and I think on the Rubicon mangoes took my head I. Believe Prime off I could be wrong. Yeah like huge huge names, and and you guys full front of kind of working with them and influences in doing campaigns. How did it will stop? What trump to even want WANNA. Get involved in this space. Yes, I was working with influences story people when I was working at a charity. I'm my business on a safe and we actually worked to name. She wants a campaign together and off to the campaign will be realizes up is actually no one to represent. These guys know into the the cough to them. That will being. No one to think about the future and it's kind of like wild wild west. It's no one nobody really knows what they're doing. Just kind of screwing industry that nobody knows what's what's going on,
Toward A Future Without Waste with Chief Sustainability Officer, David Rachelson
"Hey, everyone, welcome back to the town hall today. I am sitting down with Rubicon chief sustainability. Officer David Rachel Sin to talk about our es. G stands for environmental, social and governance report that. That came out a few weeks ago. It was appropriately titled toward a future without waste. Dave, thank you so for coming back on the TACOS I. Don't think we've had you on the town hall since like two teen. That's right, and it is my pleasure to be back on and obviously great to see how much success the podcast in you as the host has really done generated over the over the years. Well, thank you. David did not pay to say that, but let's. First and foremost I mean for anyone who may not be familiar. What exactly is an ESPN report? And why is it so important that we published one after Louis in es g report as you noted environmental, social and governance. Is a compendium or analysis of the Best Practices, the company undertakes calendar year toward those objective ESPN objectives, and it's a really important way for all stakeholders to understand the real progress that company is making towards achieving objectives in those areas and it Rubicon. This is our inaugural ESPN report, and we really took the opportunity to outlay where we call the waste wakeup call and the masters problem up the linear economy and the rampant amount of waste that is generated everyday across the world, and how the circular economy and technology combined. Is the solution to solving this problem continuing to grow business and keep jobs in the economy, and also to solve the challenge around wait in a positive way for society. I mean the team your team, the sustainability team and the larger Rubicon team as a whole I mean a lot of different contributors executive leadership, obviously marketing had a hand in it our agencies. It's very long. It's very. Graphic heavy. I mean how long did it take? And how did you guys put this thing together? You've been working on this for a really long time, right? Yeah, absolutely, there is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into it I have a lot of respect for the teams that produces reports for all companies out there for my colleagues in the sustainability world. Because you're absolutely right, there is
A Sit Down with The National Wildlife Federation: Kristy Jones and Liz Soper
"Everyone and welcome to another episode of the town hall as all move forward we have been stuck for like two and a half months now and it's really weird time in history but the town hall is staying dedicated to telling really important sustainability stories. And we're lucky. We get some really massive brands. This episode is one of those lucky ones. Today I'm actually joined by two guests. Jones enlisted were from National Wildlife Federation earlier in the year. Rubicon was named the official sustainability and tech partner for recycle mania of the competition under the management of the NWF but will get into all of that and enlists. Thank you both so much for being here today I've only done multiple jest episodes like once or twice so let's just establish a little bit of water for answering some of the questions. Honest truth besides my husband and my dog youtube or the only people. I've interacted with today so I'm a little over all of us to bumble words over each other so Liz let's start with you. Tell me a bit about your role at. Nwf A little bit about your professional time line and how you can got to where you are and then in that time line or in your story what do you think sparked passion for environmental sustainability in in Christie. You're on deck and I'd love to know the same free. We'll start with this. I am the director of Pre K. To twelve education for National Wildlife Federation. I have actually end with the fedaration for most of my career. I'm going into my twenty four th year and I really started off in a regional office and did a lot of regional education work and for the last eleven years have been focusing my efforts and the national level And really pushing forward the work that we do with schools and other informal education opportunities and community My background actually. My undergraduate degree was in wildlife biology and forestry and I started off as a wildlife biologist but Kinda fun interesting fact is I found. I had a lot more fun topping and and I feel like I made a bigger impact talking with people within the community that I was doing my research in collecting data. You know like the nighttime Barstool chat where we were talking about. Grizzly Bear Habitat. And what it meant to you know Maintain and keep that habitat healthy and the ways people get involved so that that's somewhat how I moved from that into education and got my masters in education at in Oregon And then pretty much. Except for one other job with The Lake Champlain Basin Program doing watershed education. I've been working for WF And you know my my passion for this work. I I think really stems back from my childhood. I was lucky enough to spend every single summer and a place called a Greensboro Vermont which is in North East Kingdom of Vermont on Kathy Lake. It was my grandparents Cabin and my parents would just throw out the door every morning We'd be gone all day with the catching crayfish and swimming at night. We'd be catching lightning bugs and watching a shooting stars with my grandparents and it just it set the stage for my wanting to be able to pass this Passion for Nature and the environment and to also protect loved that Christie Europe. Sure yeah so I have been with National Wildlife Federation for several years as well. I think I'm going on. I started in two thousand three at National Wildlife Federation. So I guess I'm going on my sixteenth seventeenth year. I've worked in higher education program so I manage higher education programmes at National Wildlife Federation working with colleges and universities working with them to help them advance their efforts on campus Sustainability Renewable Energy Waste Reduction Habitat Restoration Green purchasing that sort of thing. And I've I've done that since the entire time I've been at NWS We also in our program here. We also help college students. Young professionals develop leadership skills and also learn more about career opportunity so career development to learn what their opportunities are in conservation field or their opportunities are in learning about sustainability and sustainability skill. So they can bring that to whatever a career field sector. They choose to go into after they finish school. So I believe you know similar to Liz. I grew up outdoors playing all the time spending all day in the summertime that we would be out as soon as the sun was up and become home. You know. As soon as it was starting to get dark I grew up camping. You know we would go to the closest national park to win where we grew up was Shenandoah National Park here in Virginia and I still live in this area in that area. So we we go to the park all the time. It's beautiful and so I take my little girl there as well So just growing up. We spent a Lotta time outdoors. I really enjoyed seeing wildlife and spending time and hiking and going to the beach and searching for seashells and that sort of thing when I graduated college. Actually a little bit. Before I graduated college I went on a trip to Andros Island. The Bahamas in it's a family island in the Bahamas and I went to a field station their biological field station and that is where I spent the next six years of my life. After College I worked at the field station. I worked with college. Students and high school high school students helping down learn about ecology and learning field skills in that type of thing and that really helped me really understand value of hands on learning. So you know whenever you education as you know there's sitting in the classroom and learning there is value to that there's also value to being out in the field learning skills. You know the experiential part of that and so. When after that after I left the field station I worked for nonprofit for a little bit in the environmental security sector and that really looked at conflict around natural resources so water timber diamonds was another example and that that was looking at conflicts most likely outside the US. And then. When I started looking for a new opportunity I was really attracted to. Nwf's education programs. We have a very large education program. National Wildlife Federation engaging. Little kids all the way up through adults and so that is kind of what got me hooked at. Nwf and applied for a job on the campus sustainability team. And so I've been here since two thousand three. That's awesome okay so I will let you guys now kind of feel these answer. You know whoever wants to answer white and build upon each other's responses in we're going to focus a lot on education recycle mania but you know the. Nwf Is a massive umbrella brand for a lot of different environmental conservation causes. So I did want to do a little bit of background about the mission. You know the strategic plan the six pillars of what makes the NWF and then we can get into the specs of the educational programs so whoever wants to field kind of the overall NWF mission answer can A. I'll go again and you know the midst of NWF is really to unite ensure that wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world and There's no doubt in all of our minds and these days that our world is rapidly changing whether it's with this pandemic Like we're facing right now or the pack that more than one third of Americans. Fish and wildlife are at risk for extinction or the climate crisis. And of course all of these impacts what the impacts are on any of our marginalized communities so you recently. I just wanted to mention this because I think it's really important and it really sets the stage who I believe. Nwf is particularly right now and our it was CEO Calling Amarah who recently said that we need to be leading this charged with compassion. You know during this time because this pandemic is clearly showing that men. There are many structural inequalities in our societies such as access to clean water food healthcare or the
A Sit Down with The National Wildlife Federation
"Everyone and welcome to another episode of the town hall as all move forward we have been stuck for like two and a half months now and it's really weird time in history but the town hall is staying dedicated to telling really important sustainability stories. And we're lucky. We get some really massive brands. This episode is one of those lucky ones. Today I'm actually joined by two guests. Jones enlisted were from National Wildlife Federation earlier in the year. Rubicon was named the official sustainability and tech partner for recycle mania of the competition under the management of the NWF but will get into all of that and enlists. Thank you both so much for being here today thank you. I've only done multiple jest episodes like once or twice so let's just establish a little bit of water for answering some of the questions. Honest truth besides my husband and my dog youtube or the only people. I've interacted with today so I'm a little over all of us to bumble words over each other so Liz let's start with you. Tell me a bit about your role at. Nwf A little bit about your professional time line and how you can got to where you are and then in that time line or in your story what do you think sparked passion for environmental sustainability in in Christie. You're on deck and I'd love to know the same free. We'll start with this. I am the director of Pre K. To twelve education for National Wildlife Federation. I have actually end with the fedaration for most of my career. I'm going into my twenty four th year and I really started off in a regional office and did a lot of regional education work and for the last eleven years have been focusing my efforts and the national level And really pushing forward the work that we do with schools and other informal education opportunities and community My background actually. My undergraduate degree was in wildlife biology and forestry and I started off as a wildlife biologist but Kinda fun interesting fact is I found. I had a lot more fun topping and and I feel like I made a bigger impact talking with people within the community that I was doing my research in collecting data. You know like the nighttime Barstool chat where we were talking about. Grizzly Bear Habitat. And what it meant to you know Maintain and keep that habitat healthy and the ways people get involved so that that's somewhat how I moved from that into education and got my masters in education at in Oregon And then pretty much. Except for one other job with The Lake Champlain Basin Program doing watershed education. I've been working for WF And you know my my passion for this work. I I think really stems back from my childhood. I was lucky enough to spend every single summer and a place called a Greensboro Vermont which is in North East Kingdom of Vermont on Kathy Lake. It was my grandparents Cabin and my parents would just throw out the door every morning We'd be gone all day with the catching crayfish and swimming at night. We'd be catching lightning bugs and watching a shooting stars with my grandparents and it just it set the stage for my wanting to be able to pass this Passion for Nature and the environment and to also protect loved that Christie Europe. Sure yeah so I have been with National Wildlife Federation for several years as well. I think I'm going on. I started in two thousand three at National Wildlife Federation. So I guess I'm going on my sixteenth seventeenth year. I've worked in higher education program so I manage higher education programmes at National Wildlife Federation working with colleges and universities working with them to help them advance their efforts on campus Sustainability Renewable Energy Waste Reduction Habitat Restoration Green purchasing that sort of thing. And I've I've done that since the entire time I've been at NWS We also in our program here. We also help college students. Young professionals develop leadership skills and also learn more about career opportunity so career development to learn what their opportunities are in conservation field or their opportunities are in learning about sustainability and sustainability skill. So they can bring that to whatever a career field sector. They choose to go into after they finish
From Coast to Coast: A Conversation with Eddie Donaldson
"Our podcast. Fast is generally categorized as a sustainability podcast but sustainability in a lot of its forms doesn't always have to meet environmental on today. I think we're going to talk a lot. More about sustainable communities in social impact messaging. But before we get into all of that I know you have a very cool story. Okay and I want you to walk me through how Kentucky Kid ended up in the California arts scene and not just ended up in the art scene but really at the heart of everything going on uncreative in California. Well when a you know born and raised in Louisville or at least mostly raised in Louisville my mother passed away when I was sixteen or fifteen years old so so Came to live in Los Angeles with her sister. My Aunt Doris Johnson. Who interesting enough kind of figure? In Louisville. She was a musician on on the scene on Washington Street. And all the cool like bars and sixties. I came to live with her. And after you know losing your mom barely having having relationship with your father and being dumped in a whole new city which is completely different than where you were you. Kind of options are limited to where he kinda migrate towards so you know fortunately and unfortunately depending on which lends you look at it through. I kind of found myself migrating grading towards gangs here in Los Angeles. Because that was you know it was it felt like a safe place for me and I was accepted for who I was and just kind of started hanging out in the wrong places. Let's say and then I was introduced to graffiti. You know and I was like. Hey this is a safer. Kind of environment with a similar her fraternal brotherhood. Feel a crew of guys that really care about each other look out for each other and will do anything for each other so you know. Even though it wasn't the greatest artist that's kind of where I ended up and then from there you know kind of you know naturally being a business minded person. I guess I've tried to figure out a way where since I was is it the greatest graffiti artists in the world. How can actually turn this into a business? How can I monetize these kids skills? And how can we make a business out of this. I guess you could say you caught foresight to a certain extent you know none of us knew what we were doing. As far as business was concerned or or the detention by ability for business. But you know I just had had the vision that one day this would be accepted art form and that people would pay for it and that's kind of what got me in the business of art in so what's now bringing you back back to your roots back to Louisville. Well it's an interesting. That's an interesting conversation as well. I mean you know given the fact that I lost my mom early it was Kinda four letter word for me. I loved the basketball aspect of my hometown. Whether it be local or you have L. or K.. Not Always Watch the Games and stay connected. You know through Athletics but you know it's just kind of a a negative feeling when I thought about home based on my loss and a friend of mind Danny Wimmer who does music festivals back in local. He does hometown rising Bourbon and beyond and louder than life started these festivals and we had some business together. And he's like you should come see what we're doing here. It's pretty cool so I I went home and you know I have to say I was completely shocked at how much change had happened in the city. How cool the scene? The Art scene was in the music scene and how much progressive it was considering. How how it was when and I left thirty years ago or whatever so you know? I reconnected with a lot of my high school friends and I and I really. I really kind of felt that special feeling and you know like how special it is to be in Louisville in how special the people are so I decided I wanted to try to figure out some ways that I could bring some of the stuff that I'm doing here. You're back home and not only expose people at home to how cool what. La and an international graffiti and street. Art Scene feels like but also get some of these skies from Paris or Australia or London to touch ground in Louisville and see how special the ground and the people are there. So that's really kind of the inspiration spradlin behind the wall sluggers project and talk a little bit more about that and what exactly you guys are doing with branded arts. Well you know it's natural for me due to try and bring something that's so accessible to me back home and something that we've been doing for over twenty years so I got together with some people here in La and we decided we wanted to put together a mural project not a mural festival because it's not going to happen happened in a short period of time. I'd like to have start during Derby create. Do our first activation in the end with a bang during the try festival varied in October with Daniel presents officially with them but during that time so that gives us a seven or eight month time period to execute as many beautification. You too fixation. Projects as we can whether it be for community or for commercial because we're having a lot of conversations in in different areas you know one of the things we're trying to do is as we would like to revitalize the area surrounding the Skate Park and we're talking to the city and I've got diamond supply company here in La that wants to help fund it will take some skaters back Jack and will do a huge day when we unveil the the mirrow but then also some of the stuff we're trying to do is we'd love to do some beautification at the healing place. which is the number one recovery center in local? We'll at least to my knowledge. They have three facilities. And we've talked about painting you know doing something at all three. And then we're also talking Johnson middle school about coming in and doing something something in their gymnasium and in the hallway that's motivational and inspirational to the kids on the ground. So I mean it's really it's it's really a pretty thick and robust program program an ambitious program but considering all the love for the arts and local getting everything funded should should be. I don't WanNa say easy but I'm confident that will find refunds. We need you have such a large network of artists and just like people around you and talent in friends in industry names as as we look back on the last decade while also like looking ahead to the next. I mean this is GonNa be hard. This is going to be like picking your favorite child but like who do you think were some of the most influential artists famous well known or not over the last ten years in the scene and also who do you think is really GonNa make an impact on the next ten. Wow how that's a tough question. You know one of the things that I always say when people ask me questions like this or Gimme the credit for being where I am in what I do is. I don't know anything else that no one else knows. Like I'm not the smartest guy in the world you know. I'm not Jeffrey Deitch. Or you know I just happened to have a lot of really cool friends. Does that make art. And I'm I'm just blessed to be in the right place at the right time but if I have to answer that question I would say shepherd. Ferry is probably to me one of the most influential fluential artists that I've ever worked with and of my time because of the reach that he isn't able to accomplish and a lot of the social chain he's been able to to to activate or or be a part of an and he keeps that as as a common denominator to most of the things that he does you know he has a ton of integrity. He understands the value of social economics and he understands the impact that his art has on people that see it so you know I'd give him the. Probably you know that credit to be one of the most influential influential artists of our time. As far as I'm concerned I mean obviously banks is is hugely famous and hugely popular. But I don't think banks he's making near the change range in the world that Shepherd Fair has been able to accomplish and I admire that and as far as the future goes the landscape is changing so much when I when I got into the art xenos like you had to pay dues. You had to you know you had to pay your time and you had to put your time in and you had to get the experience now with the age of the Internet and in how just media in general has changed who knows who the next new artist is going to be. I don't think it's going to be one. I think it's going to be thousands of new artists that have change your have the ability to to make change and and create impact. Because you know everyone has a voice now when it comes to art or creativity eighty or music based on their ability to publish almost immediately Anything they want so I don't think there's going to I think it's going to change landscape landscape to WHO's the guy who's the I think it's going to be the entire generation that actually is credited for for that space. You talked a lot. What about you know change in social good? I'm curious because obviously Rubicon Environmental Company. That's trying to make a change in you know we're trying going to do what we can. How do you think that environmental sustainability social messaging you all of that plays a role in our you? No I've done some research about Green Rafidi and I don't necessarily mean you know. Let's toxins in the paint can. But do you think that some of the messages that you've seen on some the murals and art are now kind of leaning more towards environmental messaging. What are some of those trends like? Well I mean yes. There's you know we understand standing power we have to to move the needle into communicate to the masses you know when it comes to street art and graffiti. I mean that's the core reason for doing doing so is messaging you know it started with like look at me and now look at these issues. or or let's beautify neighborhood there's a ton of people in the space that are now making different French choices to materials that they use and there's a ton of manufacturers in the business that are looking for new solutions just invited a guy yesterday named Dj that has a company called can love and their whole their whole idea. is they recycle cans and they make these beautiful hearts with the inside of the can facing out so you can see the different colors. They take the top the cans and they asked him to make him flowers. Yes really really cool and so everyone is a little bit more conscious as the world wakes up. You know people. We'll have to be responsible for what their footprint is. And what their messages in regards to that footprint so you know whether we find perfect solutions to to the environmental issues when it comes to materials or or application. It's really how we speak about it. And how and the message that we leave behind because at the end of the day. That's it's what art is. It's a form of messaging and communication hopefully to impact and create change or motivate people to activate. Something what you know whatever it is you know the message for our next show is called Love Los Angeles style. And you know it's all about love everything that we're doing in every bit out of messaging is about activating love so you know there's a huge social impact component to what we do and I think most of the people that You know are involved or or waking up and utilizing that tool for that for those
"rubicon" Discussed on Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump
"The story story of the impeachment as as we sit in it will conceptually it makes the this question for the Senate trial of weather? And when Howard whether to call witnesses it removes it from this. Realm of abstraction to there's John Bolton right and he's ready to go and this isn't this longer hypothetical but that at least so so long as McConnell leader has fifty one votes behind him to think he can defer the question of calling witnesses is then even with a live John Bolton Sam I'm here I'm ready. SPINNEY IT undercuts right. The ability of Pelosi try to use that as leverage keeping. Yeah Mine. She's still holding onto the article. And I mean maybe this is a question posed a constitutional lawyer or whatever but having said you know in his statement. I've weighed The competing you know commands on me. And and I if if I have a subpoena from the Senate Command from the White House to defy. I'm going to honor the subpoena having said that if if House Democrats now want to go to court uh-huh and say to a judge. Tell him to testify in the House. I mean they're gonNA have a very strong argument. It it would it. Would it would Extend You you know. Trump's agony about not getting this acquittal. Vote quickly and seems to me like you would maximize the chances that you actually get John. Bolton's testimony because otherwise you're kind of leaving up to fifty one republicans to decide whether anyone else will testify right. Yeah absolutely but I don't get the sense sense that there's a house democratic appetite for re-opening What Nancy Pelosi Democrats soda with impeachment. Last last month I don't like again we're in the well of legally constitutionally politically may be possible but I don't see the appetite on the Democrat side ride for reopening their investigation which in essence is what that would do although certainly in legal terms. I thought the idea that an individual's the the one to decide which is the hell subpoenas. Seems like Topsy Turvy. Bolton is you know say what you will about him and he's a controversial guy but he he's. He's a smart lawyer. Earlier he presumably would have some argument to make that that things are different in the house and the Senate. I don't know I just. I agree with you that the appetite is there air in the house to do more enquiring more of the impeachment inquiry. I just don't totally understand why. Yeah I I think it's a bit of a well. Let's let's put it this way again. Expect Pelosi to prolong it by keeping the articles. But I do think she. She still has a commitment to her her majority makers those Democrats in swing districts with whom without whom she cannot keep majority in twenty twenty twenty. I think there's implicitly if not explicitly a commitment to them to say look. We're GONNA stay focused on the issues that are gonna get you reelected and reopening the impeachment investigation investigation or really the investigation. Generally just it doesn't seem to be on the top of their list of priorities. Now perhaps that changes but I I don't get the sense that that's where they're headed. Okay so eventually the trial will begin. We think and it's shaping up to pit Republicans who want to conceal and seal information has already come out against Democrats who kind of want it all to come out and you know Mitch. McConnell hasn't even really been shy about saying that he's not a partial jury. He he wants to get this in and out of the Senate's quickly possible. He claims he's gathered fifty one votes to begin the trial but put off questions about witnesses and documents for future votes. So what does the resolution of the standoff look like from a procedural point of view Is going to be one vote in the future on whether to shut. Shut down the fact finding purpose of the trial or will be a series of votes how our viewers at home supposed to interpret what they're watching on. TV relative to this question of new information. So here's what we know and what we we don't know so. There is a set of Senate impeachment rules on the books and that McConnell has committed to the following because he can set aside whether or not he could get rid of them. But he's GonNa follow this set of inherited Rules now those are pretty bare bones. Own Own they tell us things about motions and who has rights. Procedure writes in appeals. And the the things the oaths people take but it doesn't have doesn't flush out of trial so meaning being. It doesn't tell us how long the managers have how long the presence lawyers have to defend what are the order in which we take particularly different types of motions. So this is what McConnell has been saying. I have fifty one votes for a set of procedures to elaborate the at least the opening sequence of events in the trial and of course. That's what the Democrats have tried to narrow in on which say let's make this a fair trial Let's hear from witnesses. who were blocked in the house and so forth? So what does McConnell have in mind here for this open resolution well I it would be a resolution that would have to be approved by a majority as he said. I I have fifty one. He has said what's fair is fair. Let's use that opening resolution from the Clinton impeachment trial twenty years ago and let's use it. Roughly he said for this impeachment trial so devils in the details here we can pull up an open. The first resolution that was the supplemental amount of rules for Clinton in one thousand nine and we can know what they said but the question is are they going to follow that to a T.. So a certain number of days and hours for each side to present and then this is what they voted on and nineteen ninety nine. There will be a motion to dismiss and then also on that original agreement emotion. Shall we call witnesses in the abstract. Basically so that's that in essence seems to be what McConnell connel's saying I have fifty one votes for but we don't know for sure but but it matters right. Is there a motion to dismiss locked in right and and will there be any republicans who are willing to vote with the Democrats not to dismiss the trial right which will be within a week or two probably depending on how this plays out. I don't hear a lot of talk about that. But in that's why presumably impart why McConnell has told Speaker Pelosi I'm not showing my resolution apparently the connell if we believe the stories yesterday stole the White House so I'm not showing you my resolution so we need to see what's in there and we need to see it in part to know. How does that trial play out? Procedurally now having said that the barebones own Senate Rules do allow any senator to really offer a pretty wide range of motions in writing. Send it up to the chief not to Mitch McConnell but to send to the chief who then reads the motion in can rule on it or allow the Senate to rule so damn could call for a witness long before we get right in the middle all of the presentation. So and then. That's the uncertainty. Here will their votes on calling witnesses even before the call has said he wants to have those so so I want to get to to the chief justice's role in this In a minute Before that though you know we set aside questions of whether this investigation is inquiry is analogous enough to the Clinton impeachment to merit using the same rules But if McConnell is committing to something along the lines of the Clinton impeachment process yes there'd be a a vote on a motion to dismiss but if if that motion fails there were witnesses called at at that stage of the Clinton impeachment is. He not locking himself into a situation where he's going to have to say. Oh well now we have to. We have to veer off the Clinton Process for whatever reason he needs to come up with to avoid. Oh you for sure. He's not committed to them. Self anyways not said he all his all his said for his own purposes. Here is well last question. We're going to defer to later. And the Clinton trial they did another resolution was a partisan version that couldn't get Democrats onboard for it but that laid out a very limited depositions of of three witnesses so those questions yet to be determined But it's entirely possible. We'll see those votes occurring during even before McConnell in essence of what I what I think I'm hearing from you is that there is no way for McConnell acting on trump's behalf or whoever's behalf to guarantee not that the trial surfaces new facts without making fifty one of his members vote to say you know John Bolton thanks but no thanks will will they would need to fifty one is everything right. He can't he can't he. Can't deter a vote on an early vote on a motion call a witness unless he's fifty one to shut it down so on the one hand right we're not really used to simple majority Senate's right right. We all say cough was just fifty one yards could do whatever they wanted but holding together those fifty one. He he may be able to do it. But I think there'll be a little dicey when it gets to particular questions About particular witnesses so I see this batted around. Democrats need four votes. If they I wanNA have a fair trial. McConnell can lose two and he gets fifty one what happens if three Republicans but with Democrats on these on these procedural questions witnesses and documents and we get a fifty fifty tie so I just assimilate this democrats stay together and they will seems reasonable especially on the witness questions. Joe Manchin is the was the sort of wild card and he was like. How can I have a trial without exactly exactly so fifty fifty so there are two issues here one of which is the chief but will come come to the chief second the first issue? What exactly is the motion right? Because because it's a motion to dismiss and it's fifty fifty that stalemate and stalemate vote loses so three defections on some types of votes this is a losing position for the Republicans a fifty fifty on a on a motion to dismiss. The motion fails sales. If it's left in John Roberts cannot. Aw this is the first edition so the first conditions it matters if the motion is calling witnesses depends on. Who wants who? Who which side is looking looking for fifty one so the first issue? What exactly is is the motion at play here? The second issue then is if it's a tie. Hi What does chief justice do as presiding officer in this is somewhere between. What's what's politically possible? What's in the chief justice's Head and then what's technically legally president here so we have episodes from the Johnson impeachment trial the nineteenth century where they were to opportunities where the chief justice is decided to vote to break a tie and after each one there was a senate motion to prevent the presiding officer or the chief from breaking ties in both of those failed. However the chief got the message we think in the next two opportunities back in the eighteen sixties? He didn't break ties he would he would strain with help. So there's no well there's no yes or no here they're right. He could decide whether or not he's going to break the tie dye. Can we divine anything precedential about those. Those two votes and Salmon Chase was the name of the right of the chief justice way back in the eighteen hundreds when he voted to break the tie was in furtherance of what we kind of conceive of as like moving the Senate trial closer towards what we imagine a courtroom trial be like was more partisan than that what it was his So that's a good question. Which would require me to bury renos back in the peach record to figure out what it what exactly they were? I don't believe they were as quite consequential as some of the potential titles that we're talking about here but I need to go back and figure out what precisely those were but the the question here is for Robert urge sent a lot of people trying to discern what will be his his incentive or his motives are his goals as presiding officer. And I think the answer is as we probably don't know yeah I I'll be responsible and just game out the okay. I mean He. I imagined he'll feel cross pressured. Because if if he's thinking about how his actions will reflect on the Supreme Court He's GonNa WanNa go with public opinion. which is I think? Clearly on the Democrat side in these is fair trial questions but he's also conservative and a Republican and it's no secret how his old party wants this all work out in the end So that's why I asked about past Intrusions by the Supreme Court justice and impeachments because if the idea is is that when the Supreme Court chief justice intervenes in an impeachment trial He does it to advance the cause of public information Then Robert's can just point to that and save precedent Kinda binds me here..
"rubicon" Discussed on Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump
"Need I mean what sort of What sort of technique are you envisioning? Are you talking about official stuff. I was just hoping you had an answer. Because because for me the the advantage the edge of this idea of holding onto the articles has nothing to do with holding onto him. If you hold onto them long enough Mitch. McConnell would be thrilled he doesn't have to. I don't have to take tough votes. You need to get the articles over eventually. I I worry about the The information environment in general but particularly at a time when people are tuned out because of the holiday and so I could see uh or real advantage in creating the expectation that you're going to have a trial in early January and then you know house. Democratic leaders say Republicans are insisting that they're going to help trump completed cover up and we're not going to send these articles Over until you know until the whole world watching sees that's what they're trying to do probably Mitch McConnell doesn't care and he gets his fifty one votes for the cover up anyway but then at least you've commandeered the You know the the bully pulpit and you've made clear that that's what's happening so that every Republican votes for the cover-up has to pay the price for it. That's the best I can think of but advertising could be a part of the mix Getting the Democratic Radic presidential candidates involved could be part of a mix mass politics can be part of a mix. I mean there were. There were nationwide impeachment rallies on Tuesday night There should be more in bigger ones Particularly around these key votes where Republicans are going to try to short circuit the trial. I mean that's where that's where I would try to take things if I were in charge of a broad left response to impeach man a- and the thing is on the advertising front in particular it's just baffling that. There's not a much more concerted and targeted advertising effort on this stuff. They should be hammering the shit out of these four or five senators right now. I mean it should have been going on for for weeks. Yeah right yeah I mean look at. This is not an easy situation for Susan Collins and Cory Gardner and and and Thom Tillis and Martha mcsally and then of of course you've got the ones that are actually sort of trying to adopt a principled independence from trump like Romney and I don't know if you would go at them I think that backfires Right and it gives them one of the complications to this. That I've I've heard Democrats talk about is and this is sort of an interesting thing to try and debate and figure out. I don't I don't really have a position on it. Yeah but sometimes if the attacks are to direct it gives them away and it. It almost gives like some of the senators. That are kind of on the knife's research easier way out. It's like when when John McCain voted against repealing the affordable care act it. There was this moment in the in the well. Well of the Senate where where a bunch of Democrats wanted to to applaud or just take a victory lap or whatever before before it was is all said and done and Chuck Schumer Shush them. Because right because you know. I don't agree with every strategic decision. Chuck Schumer's ever made but I think he's so wisely. Then that if you gloat when the when the deciding vote hangs in the balance and and you know John McCain and what the fuck does he care like. Don't do that you know in certain in certain cases You know a direct aggressive attack is not necessarily always the best. But I'm I'm thinking less about how you micro target each individual center and more how you tell America that a vote to acquit without any witnesses equals cover up and I. I can see the ways that I listed but if if there or any other if there are any other ideas I want the people listening to hear them I will I frankly feel a little bit A little bit hopeless about this aspect of it. I think that there's not any kind of meaningful way of pressuring the Senate At this point maybe maybe just making those marginals a little uncomfortable rebel but to me like I just hate to return to this but I think the big picture is what happens after this process. I mean I know that's not exactly satisfying but look. Here's the bottom line right. We've always known that this is going to come down to an election right and right and what's going to matter as weather progressive. Democrats mobilize properly no one really interesting thing. I was talking to the Democratic Sharon Wisconsin and they are cheaper focused right now on knocking on doors in Milwaukee right to them. That's the ballgame knocking on doors in Milwaukee and making connections in rural Wisconsin to keep the margins down for trump. And Right now. Oh that's all they're really thinking about. And so you know. I don't know I hate to say this but all we can do is just make our case. I mean this. A lot of this goes back to the problem that you raised earlier. which is that our gatekeepers are screwed up right? The media gatekeepers of the ones. It's not as one Chuck Schumer. Shush Chesa Shusha's down the partisans on his side in order to create space for the McCain's of the world to do the right thing right the things that actually actually gets them to do the right thing are the gatekeepers and if it again this of course goes back to your original challenge. How do you get the gate for two right? Yeah it's it's a bit of a message right I by the way there's one thing we haven't talked about which I think is really important. It's all these spin off investigations. The Gatien's that are going on right now in the southern district and so forth. Yeah I think that's part of it too is like you. Ideally leave the impeachment inquiry open. You promised to keep it aggressive. You do advertising you micro target the individual senators but you create a the climate of fear among Among Vulnerable Senate Republicans that they don't know what they're voting to cover up and And Yeah I think that's a big part of yeah That's sort of like what I would like to see. The broader Democratic Party Democratic Democratic affiliated brain trust thinking about because otherwise you have this situation where You know the process draws to a close and then maybe there's a cacophony of developments down the line and it's not all part of one story where Republicans covered up trump's crimes only to have the cover-up collapsed on them and now now their votes to quit him. are exposed as a cover up of these things that we've right and the thing about that is that that is actually a message that individual members and senators can carry very effectively. It's not something that maybe you would use pay. Dad's Ed's It's not quite clear how you would say you know Susan Collins had better watch out about what's going to emerge later right but that is really a point that I think senators and House members can make very forcefully and interviews. Not something they should say as often as possible right. I mean to to to draw the affordable care. Act back in the discussion discussion Rivera. Remember when in the last days when they were about to take the final vote on it. Mitch McConnell who was minority leader at the time. What like you gave a press conference where he made sure to strike a very ominous tone? Democrats think that they can put this behind them with by taking this final vote and yeah I just want to be very clear that this is all in front of them. They're gonNA take this threat in. Every every Republican running in the United States is going to remind nine voters. What happened When Democrats pass this bill and and and and a similar sort of like forward-looking messaging it didn't stop the affordable care? Act from from passing right and it might not stop trump from being removed from from office. Certainly won't but it but it would sort of channel the way the news media and voters who are very engaged. Think about everything that happens right and that actually. There's a way to do that. That I think supports your earlier. Point about keeping Democrats on much more institute a On a much more of an institutional war footing in the house right What they should be saying to put those two things together is you may vote? You may run a sham trial now which you hear from no witnesses but let me be clear we are going to get those witnesses. We're going to hear from those witnesses Mrs. We're GONNA fight in court until we hear from them. We're GONNA fight in court until we get his tax returns an and his finances and then what we're going to say is here's what you cover it up right. So I think the aggressive institutional war-footing it forms the underpinning of that kind of message that is the hopeful. Note that I think we we should end on it and I hope that Influential people in the Democratic Party are listening and they follow They Do as Greg just he said Greg Sargent thanks for joining us. Thanks Brian that's it. For this week I won't be back until the New Year but in the meantime I'd encourage everyone listening to keep in mind. How straightforward weird things? Look when you peel away. All the layers of obfuscation trump has been impeached for extorting vulnerable foreign government to interfere in the twenty twenty election on his behalf. The evidence that he's guilty is overwhelming and until he became president. Nobody would have disputed. The what he did is an impeachable offense. There are people out there closer to the president who have even more evidence but trump has ordered them not to testify and they have complied with his order. If their testimony were exculpatory skull Tori Republicans would be desperate to put them on the witness stand. Instead they're desperate to keep that information from ever coming to light that makes them accomplices. That's it that's the story. Tell your friends tell your family and if you representatives or new sources tell you otherwise. Tell them they're using their power to spread lies and that you won't forget. This show is produced by crooked media. It's written and hosted by me Brian. Boiler Steven Hoffman is our producer and editor. If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe rate and review US wherever you get your podcasts..
"rubicon" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"The other stages about everything automotive in this very special time of year to get yourself a new set of wheels this is the time the best incentives of all year long going on right now and I'm tell you there are across the board everybody's if get watch your TV for thirty seconds and you're gonna see a lot of car commercials in from carpet beneath that you don't see normally that's because everybody's pushing and that was one of the articles in this week's free weekly newsletter that you can subscribe to our website car pro USA dot com right the bottom of the page and why December is the time to buy and I think I was in business for a long time December's a magical month for consumers and it's all about incentives it's all about in power industry trying to pad numbers in the last month of the year there's just so much going on dealers car dealers near up for December starting in September October Dave we always did it always ordered is many cars I get my hands on for December because I knew I was going to need your so many people take advantage of the rebates and incentives and tax code one seventy nine for the self employed or business owners we've got all that information at our website it's all in our newsletter subscribe today will give it to you today and absolutely I think you really lock the information there three car reviews in this week's newsletter the Toyota supra which was the big beautiful little car I mean everybody's love in this car the BMW eight fifty I we had a review on it and I did a review and video with the twenty twenty Infiniti Q. X. eighty coming up next is going to be the twenty twenty jeep wrangler Rubicon so what's the color hello yellow thank you did they let you go trust me so grab today will give do you today and the mattress you said keep joins me now his name is Kevin McCarthy hello Sir I'm sorry to have interrupted you but you know I just had to know the color hello yeah hello yeah yeah that's not the name I would have given it but okay I I've got two things to add to what you just said okay actually one thing dad what you just said and then one nugget that maybe even you does it now no no all right I'm all yours first thing is about December as it life circumstances have it I did my first lease or my the least before this in December yes I was I also jaguar right it was it was my first jaguar right and it happened to be visited with timing and everything it was in December right and I you know then being amazed at the price I got I looked at jaguar leases for the same vehicle same price at other times of the year yes the whole big difference big difference and I timed it this time what what the pull ahead to get my last jaguar last last year in December again and time with so that the next one is going to be in December now the other makers that they're they're in the leasing Toyota Lexus Mercedes all specially the luxury brands they really put it on we we've always got a tight race in December between BMW Mercedes and Lexus on who's going to sell the most luxury cars and they just continued to try to out do each other and when that happens it's the consumers that went eight hundred down to six seventy seven seventy seven is the phone number eight.
"rubicon" Discussed on KOMO
"And this is our auto expert on Commons one thousand and ninety seven seven all right welcome back to the shows I'm gonna pick up where we left off the lost era by the way if you wanna hear the whole show our own expert dot com let's talk a little bit about the truck itself because this or the the wrangler itself because this vehicle I got to see it in San Diego pretty outstanding you guys done amazing job with it thank you for my jacket that two thousand nineteen jeep wrangler unlimited Rubicon fitted with the Nixon tire voting and checks extreme offroad tires we worked well also product in Big Bear California for the parents and they have to throw in some parts would reckon outfit and then we can put up with a great next entire declined to your honor now the the the times that are on this if course Nixon known for their old terrain ties but you've also what I love about these tires is always telling Gen before we got on the air the ties are reversible so you can actually mount them in different ways to have a different pattern on the sidewall category five one major definitely one of one of the best attributes of the fire so one sided with carbon frames if you will and it simply thing how you can really quick the ground and click the my dish and for the other federal we had often gents just math intimately she wants to say she looks at yeah that's awesome let's talk a little bit about how you into the program what you need to do and and maybe somebody if you're thinking about someone in your community who may be deserving of this what sort of qualities of a hero our necks and looking for open to hearing what you think and good to make them here obviously been honorably discharged veterans he qualified for the program to talk about what a given service or talk about what they are to you and your community what do they do today to get back to the people of small town to town whatever the case may be and we are open to hearing what your definition of a hero at south no but the website can put on a picture of your nominee talk about what make from your hero and then the process of reveal it next entire works with the Purple Heart foundation review all the nominations and I will contact them early conventus I'm burned and nominations close on December third right and so the December you have to get that nomination and now so you probably want to stop thinking about it do you do when you contact them you basically get to give them the vehicle is it a surprise to them often when you contact them or did they already know the somebody nominated to deprive port and know that he got nominated yes Sir when you're nominated and you put in the nominee of email addresses also they get the notification for much that right from the other nominated they'd rather stay under the radar and they think the recognition but rather not be considered for for the vehicle on for the win but some people get excited about the opportunity obviously the jeep there's an amazing vehicles so kind of depends on how you feel about of course that just goes with the hero thought this thing though is that they don't they never want to be identified they always want to just do this service and slink away into the shadows you must have to grab them and bring them into the spotlight so they'll find out when the when the truck when I contact them we recommend December third for about a week week and a half ago through the nomination kind of depending on how many get look at which we are anticipating quite a few and then probably the need December eleventh age we will pick a winner about the only thing that I would be twenty second check to make sure everything is on the up and up and then the week of December sixteenth will not announce the winner on television that schools a Meghan from next time thank you for joining us this is a great program icon tell you enough how people should get and get involved in this come on news there's more to come with me miles stay tuned our auto experts will be right back are you responsible.
"rubicon" Discussed on Pro Business Channel
"Yeah so right now I work with team Rubicon. It's a national nonprofit does disaster response We put veterans back in the community through. I'm doing good work after a storm. Before that I started my own company I worked for the Navy Reserve for ten years navy. Reserve Officer Two tours in Afghanistan Afghanistan. Yeah Kinda bounced around. Had some worked for an oil company and a few other things several other nonprofits between go navy. Can you sing the song or whatever I I mean. Nobody wants me to nice good good good Save their yeah also joining US Studios Brian Smith. He's with a couple of different hats so his day job if you will well actually twenty-seven years you mentioned in the insurance industry rates right. That's right and currently at the insurance offices of America all right Where are they based out of? We're based out of Longwood Florida. Okay and We have an office large walled office right here in Atlanta. Yeah absolutely so so before we jump into your mission which is again obviously in the space for veterans The IAEA which is the Veterans Empowerment Organization Tesla. But about your background. Your military service Sir. Otherwise yeah sure. I enlisted back in nineteen eighty five and then went back to college and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps with the army and then as a captain I One of the Chemical Corps and so I I served for fourteen years both active and reserve status and got nineteen ninety nine. Oh well we'll uh Obviously gentlemen sure myself nick. Here is our engineer in the studios wells over listeners. Thank you for your service and I shouldn't. I wanted to introduce also engineer Nick what's happening. Today just voted and so is it kind of makes sense that we're doing this. Today it is on election day on top of that right. Yeah it's big. All the all stars aligning all right. So so let's jump into it so guys we're going to do as we mentioned would have a panel format here. Let's start with Joe so Now with team Rubicon. How long have you been there? I've been there almost three years now. Okay and you cover virtually all the whole southeast eight states here in the South East. Yup I'm the deputy director the region operations for the southeast region. So run everything from Kentucky to Miami. Okay Nice South Beach so talk to us about A recent disaster that you guys were able to step in on just kind of tells the story of how you guys engage and what the response is. Oh man well take a minute. Yeah eighteen hurricane season for anybody. That's not tuned into a radio or television or the Internet right right. We had a quite a quite a bit hurricane season. So right now we are still responding. We've been responding for almost six weeks now since Hurricane Florence started We were responding to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and to Hurricane Michael and Florida. Okay and in the last five or six weeks. We've deployed over a thousand volunteers. Here's while yeah a a ton of that volunteer makeup. It's usually about seventy seventy percent veteran thirty percent first responder civilian family member. And we've been there. Are you Kinda for the long run. We'll send people out for a week at a time and do what we can to put the community back together as much as we can and should rewind for a second because we've known each other for a while so I do know a little bit more about teamer because then somebody that's not super somebody's not heard about it Rewind for second talk. Talk to us. How originally came about the backstory? Yes so eight years ago The hurricane I'm sorry the earthquake in Haiti I have hurricanes on my brain The earthquake in Haiti that happened opening twenty ten our founder our co-founders met up with a couple of folks in an airport on the way to Haiti. There's a whole bunch of people to just pack bags. All the medical equipment they could carry went is close to Haiti as they could get because remember. You can't fly in there you know. Everything was shut down. And they met up with a bunch of firefighters and veterans and doctors all at baggage claim. They kinda lead each other. They looked at each other across the baggage claim and went. You look like you're going to Haiti. You look like you're going to hear it. And then and then they all kind of connected the The founders the CO founders of team Rubicon head connected with a Jesuit priest that was in country and worked through the State Department and make sure that they had visas and stuff to enter the country and what they did is they actually got in the back of a truck and drove over the mountain over the border into Haiti and they started setting up field aid stations everywhere. They could find a concentration of people that needed medical support. And they work their way down the mountain towards port-au-prince in the General Hospital there and then when they got there they kind of took that over for a day or two as well until More doctors were able they get flown in So after that you know they were there for a couple of weeks. They came home Kinda thought well gee we should do do this some more right and then so a few months later. There's another big. You know disaster in Moore Oklahoma and big tornadoes air and then after a little while they kind of realized. We'll you know this can be a thing in this can be thing domestically like there's it's not just international aid that needs to happen We built a big domestic response framework here in the country because of that because we realized that we got a ton of veterans at want to give back and they've got a lot of skill that's not really easy to use is at Walmart or like in business channel. Yeah business and some of them. Some of them directly correlate to what you know you could do in business world but some of the stuff off thinking on your feet working in austere environments being used to that being used to kind of devastation reacting in that environment and it's very different than the average civilian would be lost right without some training. But it's interesting how it's brought on civilians. We WanNA come back in a second and talk about what's happening currently but it's just amazing. A couple guys really just went down there with no M- you know master plan so to speak right so hold that thought for a second so Brian Tell us the back story of The Veterans Empowerment Organization. The via was founded Several years ago under the auspices of trying to help homeless almost veterans and it was it was based upon the this group of people that were in and around Atlanta that found themselves homeless homeless and it was a continued story of of a lot of people that come back either from For military service or they could find themselves into the drugs and alcohol issues could be psychological issue in France Fortune. The executive director of the Veterans Empowerment Parman Organization saw this and said we. We've got to do something here. And what was amazing was wasn't a new concept but people automatically believe that at the Veterans Administration steps in to help right away. Well if somebody doesn't have a valid identification card or if they've got issues with knowing who they are what some of the other matters are the. Va they may take their information. But if they don't come back nothing happens. There's nobody to hold their hand right. Yeah via L. Steps in and does that. They actually provide counseling. They provide a place to lay your head they meals. Yeah and so they do this all on donations that come. From the United Way a variety of other corporate sponsors that we have and through fundraising efforts that we that we do in and around the Atlanta the area so again when did they start with established like ten years ago. Okay and what's your role there. I'm one of the board. Members joined the board of directors. Almost two years ago. We've been able to work. On a variety of issues that support report the video not only from a fundraising perspective but also from an organizational direction. And we've got several members that are also veterans on the board or certainly have veteran connections and that they're making a difference every day. Nikki got a question here for these guys. Looks like like you her writings series notes over there. Yeah that's what I do. Brian just wanted to know How exactly is the VIO funded? What like I said before it's funded through a couple of a couple of different avenues? One the united way funds quite a bit and they provide a regular annual donation to the video We also have a lot of support from businesses that are in and around the Atlanta area. Actually across the state of Georgia large businesses and we have private Donations as well and we. We raise a lot of our funds from Gal that we have in in February of every year and We're coming up on the the the fourth annual gala this year. It's going to be At the Georgia Aquarium. So we we have it at a couple of really nice venues around the Atlanta area and we continue to grow in attendance every year and yet of that coming up by that you do annually as well right. That is correct. We do. We do what we call a Avihou pre-gala mixer it's a social event. That's complementary to anyone who wants to attend. That has an interest in veteran affairs and to learn more about the organization. Have the chance to talk with other people that are like minded as veteran supporters. Just talk share stories. meet new friends and really. It's just a chance to To learn a little bit about the veto without being an environment where we're asking for donations. It's really just a way to to share time and with people so they know who we are. It's awesome. Yeah Joe How is Team Rubicon funded in the same way. We have some major funders in in communities entities that we operate in we have major national funders But a lot actually comes from individual donations. We run a donation drive every time. There's a big name storm that shows up on the on the media Ten dollar month donor is actually going to help us to understand how much we can reliably count on. You know pretty regularly and I'll mention this to a lot of people out there listening you know you hear if you listen to NPR. You hear the donor drives there and things like that. But the way nonprofits prophets are funded and operate. Fiscally is program changes are funded by major foundations and major gifts right. So let's say I've got a spare million dollars If I'm going to buy a fleet of trucks that's GonNa come from spare million dollars but my day to day funding. My regular run of the mill. Business is always always always run by ten dollars a month donations So the value of your grandmother's extra.
"rubicon" Discussed on KCRW
"Rubicon volunteers working at the moment another fifty are on neighboring grand Bahama which was also hard hit the volunteers flying for two weeks at the time in camp right next to the projects they're working on a city official stop by their base in that church school they've just got it how can we help you Bob blood so a former Air Force F. fifteen pilot is the division supervisor for team Rubicon Abaco he's taking time off from his job with fed ex to volunteer here lets us is that initially team Rubicon deployed medical teams but now they've moved on to in his words mocking in guiding and they're focusing on salvageable communal spaces we started with schools churches community centers were actually still doing that right now trying to build areas where people could come back to central distribution points for information food water team Rubicon is gained a reputation in town for getting things done Stan was slower a nurse from the Philadelphia area is on her first mission with the group she's part of the team clearing the pastor's house my thinking when I saw the house being a novice I was like this is we're gonna be here all week and the guys around were saying now this is like a day and a half operation and then will hit the church so it's pretty impressive how fast it work was slur who is not a veteran used all of her vacation time from work to calm volunteer here many of the veterans say team Rubicon gives them a sense of purpose and connections as they transition back to civilian life they've deployed to disasters big and small across the United States from hurricane Harvey in Houston to small house fires in the Midwest now the cruise in their great teachers are all around marsh harbour summer down at the docks unloading supplies from a boat others are building a fence and from the world central kitchens food distribution point team is fixing a roof on the house and the devastated residential area Colin Bethel is one of the deacons of the marsh harbour gospel chapel or team Rubicon is now working this was the what I would say is the most heavily damaged building on the site while the church structure survive door and it was in terrible shape there was mold starting to grow the carpets wet the sheet rock was wet and falling down in the ceiling calling went to NASA a week ago to pick up his family when he came back he was shocked the team Rubicon crews had got it all the classrooms for the school is service three hundred students cleaned out the chapel and patch the roof it was like somebody perform magic or a miracle here a everything was out it was got it he says so many church members have evacuated there's no way any of this could have gotten done quickly yeah there was no manpower here to do anything in terms of emptying the building and guiding in doing their job that's all says being in marsh harbour right now can be quite depressing so much of the town is in ruins that he started keeping a notebook just of positive things I started to write down in order to stay positive different highlights each day of things that just keep it going and keep you know the hope alive that we have because it's so Graham here right now when you go through the town and he says the volunteers from team Rubicon or one of the first things he put in his notebook Jason Beaubien NPR news marsh harbour the Bahamas a new U. N. report says the earth's oceans are heating up quickly causing in some cases ocean heat waves for the first time one place where that's happening the Gulf of Maine so that's where we begin our story it's a glorious September morning in bar harbor Maine this guy is.
"rubicon" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Next to the projects they're working on a city official stop by their base in that church school they've just got it how can we help Bob blood so a former Air Force F. fifteen pilot is the division supervisor for team Rubicon Abaco he's taking time off from his job with fed ex to volunteer here lets us is initially team Rubicon deployed medical teams but now they've moved on to in his words mocking in guiding and they're focusing on salvageable communal spaces we started with schools churches community centers were actually still doing that right now trying to bills areas where people could come back to central distribution points for information food water team because gained a reputation in town for getting things done Justin was slur a nurse from the Philadelphia area is on her first mission with the group she's part of the team clearing the pastor's house my thinking when I saw the house being a novice I was like this is we're gonna be here all week and the guys around were saying no this is like a day and a half operation and then will hit the church so it's pretty impressive how fast it work was slow who is not a veteran used all of her vacation time from work to come volunteer here many of the veterans say team Rubicon gives them a sense of purpose and connections as they transition back to civilian life they've deployed to disaster of big and small across the United States from hurricane Harvey in Houston to small house fires in the Midwest now the cruise in their great teachers are all around marsh harbour summer down at the docks unloading supplies from a boat others are building a fence and from the world central kitchens food distribution point team is fixing a roof on the house and the devastated residential area Colin Bethel is one of the deacons of the marsh harbour gospel chapel or team Rubicon is now working this was the what I would say is the most heavily damaged building on the site while the church structure survive door and it was in terrible shape there was mold starting to grow the carpets wet the sheet rock was wet and falling down in the ceiling calling went to NASA a week ago to pick up his family when he came back he was shocked the team Rubicon crews had got it all the classrooms for the school that serves three hundred students cleaned out the chapel and patch the roof it was like somebody perform magic or a miracle here a everything was out it was got it he says so many church members have evacuated there's no way any of this could have gotten done quickly yeah there was no manpower here to do anything in terms of emptying the building in guiding and doing their job that's also as being a marsh harbour right now can be quite depressing so much of the town is in ruins that he started keeping a notebook just of positive things I started to write down in order to stay positive different highlights each day of things that just keep going and keep you know the hope alive that we have because it's so Graham here right now when you go through the town and he says the volunteers from team Rubicon or one of the first things he put in his notebook Jason Beaubien NPR news marsh harbour the Bahamas I knew you one report says the earth's oceans are heating up quickly causing in some cases ocean he waits for the first time one place where that's happening the Gulf of Maine.
"rubicon" Discussed on KCRW
"Rubicon volunteers working at the moment another fifty are on neighboring grand Bahama which was also hard hit the volunteers flying for two weeks at the time in camp right next to the projects they're working on a city official stop by their base in that church school they've just got it how can we help you Bob blood so a former Air Force F. fifteen pilot is the division supervisor for team Rubicon Abaco he's taking time off from his job with fed ex to volunteer here lets us is that initially team Rubicon deployed medical teams but now they've moved on to in his words mocking in guiding and they're focusing on salvageable communal spaces we started with schools churches community centers were actually still doing that right now trying to build areas where people could come back to center distribution points for information food water team Rubicon is gained a reputation in town for getting things done Austin was slur a nurse from the Philadelphia area is on her first mission with the group she's part of the team clearing the pastor's house my thinking when I saw the house being a novice I was like this is we're gonna be here all week and the guys around were saying now this is like a day and a half operation and then will hit the church so it's pretty impressive how fast it work was slur who is not a veteran used all of her vacation time from work to calm volunteer here many of the veterans say team Rubicon gives them a sense of purpose and connections as they transition back to civilian life they've deployed to disasters big and small across the United States from hurricane Harvey in Houston to small house fires in the Midwest now the cruise in their great teachers are all around marsh harbour summer down at the docks unloading supplies from a boat others are building a fence and from the world central kitchens food distribution point team is fixing a roof on the house and the devastated residential area Colin Bethel is one of the deacons of the marsh harbour gospel chapel or team Rubicon is now working this was the what I would say is the most heavily damaged building on the site while the church structure survive door and it was in terrible shape there was mold starting to grow the carpets wet the sheet rock was wet and falling down in the ceiling calling went to NASA a week ago to pick up his family when he came back he was shocked the team Rubicon crews had got it all the classrooms for the school it serves three hundred students cleaned out the chapel and patch the roof it was like somebody perform magic or a miracle here eight everything was out it was got it he says so many church members have evacuated there's no way any of this could have gotten done quickly yeah there was no manpower here to do anything in terms of emptying the building in guiding and doing their job that's all says being a marsh harbour right now can be quite depressing so much of the town is in ruins that he started keeping a notebook just of positive things I started to write down in order to stay positive different highlights each day of things that just keep it going and keep you know the hope alive that we have because it's so Graham here right now when you go through the town and he says the volunteers from team Rubicon or one of the first things he put in his notebook Jason Beaubien NPR news marsh harbour the Bahamas a new U. N. report says the earth's oceans are heating up quickly causing in some cases ocean heat waves for the first time one place where that's happening the Gulf of Maine so that's where we begin our story it's a glorious September morning in bar harbor Maine this guy is a cloudless.
"rubicon" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Communications and collaboration software brought together more and go to dot com this is weekend edition from NPR news I'm Lucas Cannavaro after hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas last month dozens of eight teams rushed and some from the United Nations agencies others from neighboring Caribbean countries nonprofits also there to providing water and relief assistance this is a story though about one veteran led group based in the US as NPR's Jason Beaubien reports crews from team Rubicon are getting storm damage buildings all over marsh harbour thirteen Dorian turned large swaths of marsh harbour into a wasteland the damage was so bad that the government policy was to evacuate most of the remaining population to the capital Nassau which left an eerie silence amidst the flattened fields of three but that silence is shattered wherever team Rubicon is working Jason Roberts walks up the hill side that one of his crew's just cleared I didn't know this was driveway when I walked up to it team Khan brings its own tools include chainsaws trucks small bucket loader tractors generators into a place where all of these things are in short supply they're working on a church Roberts has one team of nine volunteers cleaning the main chapel while another crew cuts the pastor's house there wasn't a ton water damage in the section house but the wind blew in all the the ceiling few rock and so they've been taken it out and salvaging what furniture that they can Roberts like many of the team Rubicon volunteers served in the U. S. military did two deployments to Afghanistan with the army he still active with California National Guard works as a substitute teacher in northern California here in Abaco roughly fifty team Rubicon volunteers working at the moment another fifty are on neighboring grand Bahama which was also hard hit the volunteers flying for two weeks of the time in camp right next to the projects they're working on a city official stop by their base in that church school they've just got it how can we help Bob Bledsoe a former Air Force F. fifteen pilot the division supervisor for team Rubicon and have a cold he's taking time off from his job with fed ex to volunteer here what's this is initially team Rubicon deployed medical teams but now they've moved on to in his words mocking in guiding and they're focusing on.
Democrats Frustrated With Pelosi’s Unwillingness To Impeach Trump
"Democratic frustration with Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unwillingness to impeach president trump is reaching a fever pitch following reports that trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son an increasingly singley vocal group of Pro Impeachment House Democrats are starting to dismiss their own oversight of trump as feckless accusing their colleagues of emboldening the president by refusing to stand up to what they see as lawless behavior at the very least these Democrats say the house should be taking more aggressive action to break the unprecedented White House stonewalling possibly defining or jailing defiant trump officials an idea Polisi dismissed earlier this year but which has increasing momentum inside the caucus congresswoman congresswoman Alexandria Cossio Cortez a longtime impeachment backer and a member of the squad tweeted this weekend at this point in her words. The bigger national scandal isn't the the president's lawbreaking behavior. It's the Democratic Party's refusal to impeach him for it. It's one thing for a sitting president to break the law. She tweeted but it's another to let him even house. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff impeachment skeptic and a Pelosi ally suggested this weekend that the Rubicon may have been crossed he said impeachment I might now be inevitable and called reports of trump requesting that the Ukrainian leader investigate a business connected to Biden son quote the most profound violation of the presidential initial oath of office yet trump suggested Sunday that he did indeed mentioned Biden and his son hunter in a phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir's Alinsky before releasing. US military aid trump has denied that it did anything wrong amid questions about whether he abused power to seek help from a foreign country for his reelection several people close to Pelosi told our Rachel Bait on Sunday that the speaker realizes trump's Ukraine request could force her hand. I'm told that she and shift were in touch throughout the weekend. Sinking sinking up strategies and talking points in a rare Sunday afternoon letter to all the members of the House the speaker called for the Director of National Intelligence to turn over the whistleblower complaint detailing trump's trump's interactions with Ukraine. Policy threatened an unspecified escalation in house action. If trump refuses though notably she stopped short of impeachment. White House lawyers have sought ways at every turn to block documents or witnesses from congressional investigators under the direction of the president who decries the various probes into him. I'm in his finances as unfair. He also Mocks House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler routinely the calculation White House officials. Tell my colleague Josh Dossey is that there will not be much of a price to pay for obstinance from the general public that the people who will be upset by this stonewalling will be on the Left Democrats they they say have been unable to move public sentiment in favor of impeaching trump to White House officials add that they're not worried about defying mocking Nadler because Pelosi's made it clear she's not interested in impeachment and the House Democratic Caucus split about what to do but in the two hundred thirty five member Democratic Caucus a majority of one hundred thirty eight have no publicly endorsed impeachment with policy unwilling to impeach trump democratic rank and file members are frantically looking for something to fortify their investigations on Friday afternoon mean judiciary members press Nadler to invoke Congress's long-dormant inherent contempt authority this would allow Congress to jail or fine people for defying subpoenas. Nadler Nadler supports this idea the power hasn't been used in a hundred years about Pelosi members of the leadership team some house lawyers were dismissive of the idea when investigators I floated in the spring but members of the committee are once again trying to force the issue and are planning to make the matter a big focus this week
"rubicon" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"Let the politicians put them to thrash out the the kind of common fiscal policy the kind of institutional responses that might solve the eurozone's underlying difficulties and they really push that's as far as they could simple barrier druggy right just came in very famously said that he would do whatever it takes that's he's plainly it's an allergy given the market gyrations and it given the stance that president trump has taken toward the central bank can and other institutions should we expect more of this has it has a Rubicon been cross this the deadly op ed to represent one more raising or lowering of the bar I'm inclined to say that the response has been so in fact take more emphatic than I would have guessed before we published it the moon this might suggest that we were finding out where that is and what bill that they suggest state I'm in straight sets to people who previously thought they could go beyond that bother actually know they count Bob I would agree with John on that I I think that the response that we've seen to deadly suffice it shows that the fed really has no business going down the road of setting monetary policy and a matter that may influence the of political discourse John Bob thank.
Stockbrokers Face New Rules to Prevent Elder Abuse
"I mean, there's long been a debate about whether brokers really are selling clients things that they should be selling them. You don't want to sell an annuity that expires in two years two or that has a. Like a twenty year lifespan to a ninety year old woman, and we've all heard rampant abuses of these things coming going on. You know, you, you get a call or, or someone you know markets, you something, very aggressively, and they give you a great pitch. And then it turns out to be a horrible investment. Now, what's, what sort of controversial about the rules for brokers is that they've long been held to the standard that they only have to make sure the, the, the security is suitable for the client, whereas money, managers, people who run mutual funds people who are registered investment advisers have to put their clients interests ahead of their own. Now, the fact that, you know, a lot of investor advocates are very angry that, there are these two separate codes of conduct. Because they say look customers, don't understand those distinctions those distinctions created by the industry. They're distinctions created by Wall Street. If you tell a seventy year old, you know, you're seventy year old mother or aunt or what have you? That, that her broker doesn't have to put her interest. I you know, she she's going to be at a loss on that. It makes no sense to her. And frankly, there's a lot of logic in that. I mean, I don't think it makes any sense. Okay. So the whole point of this would be to protect the interests of the clients would be to make sure the firms. Don't take take advantage of them, right him. That seems simple enough. Yes. So though, if it's that simple wise, it take hours longer to, to fix it. I mean, a lot of that, you know, I'm sorry to say, has has, you know, the, the, the story behind that is the same reason as lotteries that don't get solved. And that's because of aggressive industry lobbying the rule that the SEC is, is voting on next week, how it, doesn't it doesn't make brokers fiduciaries like fund managers are what it does is you, you have to be much more aggressive in disclosing conflicts that you have, for instance, if a broker is getting paid. By a company to sell it stock or something like that. That's got to be told to the client if they have some internal practice at their firm where look we really want to sell a lot of company XYZ's bonds. So we want you to push those on the client's, perhaps that has to be disclosed, although there is some discretion about what has to be slows and on top of that you have to do a better job just making sure that the client understands what their in store for. Okay. Let me ask you this. We know that it's taken ten years or more to get to this point. What Rubicon did we cross to get to where this is about to become regulation, or have we gotten quite there yet? Well, so this all actually stems from the Dodd Frank act, which I'm sure your listeners are familiar with there, was there was, there was a lot of people Democrats in particular that wanted the Dodd Frank act stipulate. That brokers are fiduciaries. They're held to the same terms as investment advisors. Now there was some vote rolling and and aggressive lobbying. So that was watered down and dodd-frank to the SEC has to study this issue in make determination about whether brokers should be fiduciaries. So ten years later after a lot of debate now the now ruining a little bit, again, the SEC during the Obama administration basically punted on this issue too controversial didn't want to step in the mud. You know, couldn't figure out a way to sort it out in a way that made everyone happy, which, you know, they should have known that you're never gonna make anyone happy. But so the, the Obama, the bomb the White House, instructed the Labor Department to tackle this and the Labor Department deals with pensions, that's sort of their jurisdiction in his face. And they passed a very aggressive rule, then Obama than Obama was gone, and Trump won the election and that rule went down in flames. James and, and the SEC is now fixing that by coming up with a new standard. A new standard that Wall Street is basically content with, because it is an aggressive as the Obama era rule. Okay. Well, then ask you this, and you sort of answered it, but we're going to circle back and clarify it. How much of this is definitely political, because Wall Street folks are pretty generous with campaigns. Yeah. I mean, I, I would say having sat through a lot of hearings on this issue that Democrats are pro tougher standards for, for brokers and Republicans. I've heard a lot of questions especially on the house side, from Republicans, you know, beating up the SEC when it's tried to tackle this issue before going after the fiduciary rule when the Obamas Labor Department was passing it. So, yeah. Like everything this town is pretty political. I mean, it's hard to sort out a lot of times whether lawmakers have opinions because they genuinely hold those opinions or because someone has, you know. Paid them off to have a certain opinion. I will make a judgment on that, just tell you what I've seen it hearings. Okay. Well, let me ask about the reaction that you are seeing investor advocates, the folks that they are trying to protect are they happy with this. Did these rules? Go far enough to not go far enough where what would they like to see happen? They are not happy. Yeah. They are not having this far and they're still unhappy. Well, because they because it's not they, they want a single standard for brokers and investment advisers. They, they repeatedly argued that consumers do not understand these distinctions consumers have no idea that when someone knocks on your door, or phones, you or sometimes even you sign a contract with that. They have a different duty of conduct to you based on what their title is.
"rubicon" Discussed on KOMO
"And full size family vehicles, compact, and mid size luxury SUV's full, size luxury SUV's, pick-up, trucks, and extreme capability. Vehicles so Perry. Tell me on the extreme Cape. We'll get into the good stuff. We'll go right into for the kill on the extreme capability. Vehicles what your eye and what did you think was significant? I would say that the Mercedes g class, you know, it is all new this year. It's one of those vehicles that can go anywhere, even though both people unfortunately don't take it anywhere. But it can handle any kind of road the throw at it. And so it was it was fun to drive that car over big rocks and down, deep pitches doubt into mudhole blood blood. So yeah, and, you know, while you're writing it, you know, utmost luxury, but you do pay the price for that it's not an inexpensive car and the Kardashians. Do that all the time. Right. Of course, I like to make a joke about that vehicle is probably the most off. Roading is seen as a curb on, on road rodeo drive. That's about as, as crazy as it gets John pickup trucks. What caught your eye the new Wrangler Rubicon? Arc's. Meaning they Jeep Rubicon interest mistake, by the way. Gladiator rubicon. It's well, what's part about it is? It's more than just a Wrangler pickup. They actually went back to the drawing board and as some link to the car, they didn't just slap a bet on it. It's really functional. It does it did a good job. And I think that I personally, I think then Novus about that vehicle sales, I don't think they're going to have any problems full size luxury. The vehicle that I thought was probably the best was the seven. I enjoyed that. So much. I didn't expect we've had BMW at a bunch of events before they great like mom caused that great luxury sort of very pedestrian asked vehicles, but boy,.
Protecting your digital ID: tips from an expert
"Talking tech is brought to you in part by northwestern. University offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine. The program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics. I'm sure you like everyone else always have questions about how to protect your digital privacy rights. We've got Rodrick Jones. He's a former Scotland Yard detective who now has his own app. Rebecca, and he's going to tell you all about some of his favourite tips on protecting your digital identity here on talking tech yet. You'd be surprised that you could get a long way with two doing two very basic things having strong passwords and using a password manager that would be a very important step. And then second in the second step as well as setting up to factual education, some of the more high profile security breaches that you've seen over the past. Three or four yards. I'm seeking bowling individuals. Say those embarrassing hacks web say full Madurai of the CIA loses control of his Twitter account that would be prevented by two factor. Authentication on strong passwords, so those two things which a really easy to consume. Now an easy for anybody to do. I would strongly recommend. Okay. People hate two factor. Authentication? I don't know. I mean, I think it's getting easier to do. And of course, security's always a trade off between convenience and risk. You know, you have to make that possible trade yourself and think now people are beginning to understand that even for example. It's talk about lengthen, your Lincoln, current should probably have some form of extra security on it. Because if you rely dude swelled on your reputation and someone hijacked that accounts. And he's able to post as you and say things that are not, you know, something you would say and really damage your reputation for that time, they have control of the account that would be devastating to lots of people and business so using to F I is is actually not about not about way to proceed how has gotten better because or easier to use I I can think of being in a foreign country where I'm trying to log in in a can't log in because I can't get a text. Right. So you got any easier. Yeah. I would say the arrival and ease of use of the authenticates our applications the ones that Google supports in the one that Microsoft supports achy changed that equation dramatically. So you all right. Yeah. Text isn't always the best way to receive those things and actually for more secure accounts. We don't recommend that. Because there is problems with phone numbers being ported in spoofed as well. So using offensive keta apps, basically is is the best way to do to an honestly, you know, I think those are pretty easy to use by following the onscreen prompts on how to set them up in which recommendation for grading a great password. You'd have password manages the future. I think you know, I think that you know, you could everyone has their own kind of scheme on how they would present a password manager, you know, it's kind of an old rhyme. I know something like that. But frankly, the best way of doing it is using a password manager because if you think about the number of pass was we have to maintain for different accounts. It's out of the control of one person to remember all of those. And so what people default to is putting them on a spreadsheet or writing them down, which of course, is tragic so password manages a really the white ago. I think do you have a favorite password manager, we do we like last pass a lot. You know, we've we've looked at that. They have pretty the bus starts security features in. We tend to recommend that. Already rodrick. Thanks for calling a remind everybody the name your app, it's Rubicon Rebecca dot com to find out more. Okay. And is there a charge for it? Yes. There is we're currently charging such nine ninety nine a month. But there's gonna definitely be deals in the future to reduce that price. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA day. Thanks for listening to talking tech. You can find me on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham, please subscribe to talking tech wherever you listen to online podcast these rate and review us as well. Pleased favored the show on Stitcher, which helps more people find us in as always. Thanks, everyone for listening. Talking tech is brought to you in part by Northwestern University. The huge amounts of healthcare data available today as well. As advances in technology are making a profound impact on healthcare. 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Twenty Four Hours, Twenty Five Twenty Four Hours and Forty Eight Hours discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia
"To uphold the country's law that criminalizes homosexual acts the government is asking that the court not widely argument to deal with gay marriage adoption inheritance the laws of stands now has a ten year prison sentence for same sex relations allegations that a chinese hacking team linked to beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to cambodia's election commission opposition leaders and media leading up to the election this is the twenty ninth of this month global news twenty four hours a day they're only twenty four hours right i was going to say twenty five twenty four hours a day on aaron tock on twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries in san francisco i'm ed baxter if there were twentyfive we'd be there this is bloomberg juliette sometimes feels like that doesn't ed thanks so much for joining us singapore studio now by brandon michael prize executive director clyde investments taurus wealth advisors mike great to see you thanks for coming in you know we're looking at the trade war and the implications to markets we've certainly seen in china the shanghai composite extend into that bear market territory the saying last week they wouldn't use the one as a trade weapon things have changed in the last forty eight hours what do you think might happen from china in terms of retaliation i think it's going to be complicated but i think if you step back the real question is this it's often said that the only winner in a trade war inflation and we already have the largest stimulus in history outside of wars the last stimulus tax catholic biz was basically of the vietnam war the korean war so i think it's because to the question about chinese currency in financial markets it's very important to understand that i think the fed powell the mr powell at the fed has a real dilemma because he is determined to raise interest rates before potentially we have a slowdown in the economy but now with these trade tensions potentially would very much complicated his his endeavors so that is the question mark is also the question for china the currency could we see more dollar strength because of higher rates and how this potentially lead to capital market is location do you really believe that leaders on both sides who are conducting these trade negotiations are are not cognizant of the stakes and how high they are in disrupting the the global growth story i mean is this still part of the negotiation process do you think or have we crossed beyond that is if we have crossed the rubicon look i think that's the question that has many people's mind but i think mr trump is delivering on his campaign promises and that is to help the american worker and to some extent restructure nachos global trade but the global world order shortterm that would lead to potentially yes i mean higher inflation but also more importantly higher higher wages in the united states which is what he would like to rebalance the the sort of the benefit from companies to individual voters and people who voted for him at the american worker that of course has negative implement longerterm implications for financial assets and they're already at a multiyear an alternate ultimate highs recently but does it also you know what president trump is trying to do in terms of hurting capital intensive in business sentiment in the us i look i think that's to to the question previously that's the really big debate but mr trump might think short term pain for longterm gain because i think he'd made it very clear when he said that look the united states doesn't really have too much of choice because it's already rather bad with regards to house he sees attracts the trade situation so i think there's no easy solution to this unless it costs them in a big way politically because we've got the us off term elections coming up in the us this fall and there are a lot of republican states red states that have been and are being adversely impacted by a lot of the discussions whether they're manufacturers or whether they're in the agricultural industries will continue with rainer michael price here on daybreak asia he's with taurus wealth management update you on markets and global news that's coming up this is bloomberg listen as a hiring manager i've got to.