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Fresh update on "rubin" discussed on Chip Franklin
"So I'm sure you guys are aware of the story about Dr Seuss And these books. The books had some imagery in it. That made people of color go. Hey, Why do you have these books in the people that sell the books? The publisher said, Yeah, You're right. Not a big deal, but everybody freaked out. You know? I mean, it's just like the whole thing that you know, every year, Trump would come out and say I've saved a merry Christmas. Do you know anybody? There may be some Jewish people are Unitarians like May. Maybe that just don't say you know that it's still say, Mary. Look, it's not cancel culture. And I think the thing that bothered me the most about this story with Dr Zeus is how the Republicans and Fox News took it. Joining us right now is opinion columnist for The Washington Post. One of my favorite Jennifer Rubin, Jennifer, Obviously, that you wrote a story today about this. And I guess the real question is is is what is it with cancel culture that gets Republicans so insane? That's good question. They use it for all sorts of purposes. The former Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, says. It's canceled culture when we call him the worst secretary of state in history that's not canceled culture That's criticism. They call it canceled culture when a private publisher decides not to publish a book of Josh Kelly, who apparently thinks that it should be the state's decision to force people to publish things they don't want. So if this mishmash of culture means that essentially amount to the fact that they're held responsible for their behavior or certain outlets don't want to cater to them or provide a platform for Misinformation disinformation to simply hearing criticism from people who think that their ideas are wrongheaded or even dangerous, So it's become kind of an all purpose tool that they wave around in lieu, frankly, of having policy positions in lieu of having an actual defense for their own behavior, and really, as a way of shielding themselves from Public accountability. Well, I even at their CPAC conference that was their theme. America canceled to me that this party that has always talked about consequences for actions. They don't seem to get that when it comes to them. And, of course, all this is culminated in this Dr Seuss book controversy right and understand. They're not pulling them off the shelves of libraries. They're not going into people's homes and burning them. They've just decided to stop publishing it. The people who own the copyright who have the right to publish have decided No what it's really not appropriate. For now. They're not going through the stacks of libraries and I'm standing books so everything it has, like a else of reality. And then 99% of it is nonsense and his Syria besides which none of this has anything to do with their jobs. Their jobs are legislators or governors or other elected officials. They'll do it over jobs anymore. They don't protect people from natural disaster that what Stop People's power for days in Texas. They don't deal with Kovar. They don't deal with real problems. Instead, they decide that there's four performers content providers for Fox News here in this constant stage of providing you know these means one after the other and recent to be airy. That's not really what politicians are supposed to do. We forget. Sometimes you're elected to go south problems. They don't have answers to any of these problems. All they have is a weapon in their hand could get people who think that this is politics all upset all the time, over and over again. You said at the front of this and it's dead on is they don't have any policy except to attack Democrats. It's like that old legal, So if you have the facts, argue the facts, if you know the log of the law if you don't have either pound on the table, everything so they really don't have anything. It's kind of like they tell defense attorneys if you don't have a defense Attack their offense, right? You know, you attacked what they're saying. When you think about it. What does pick Cruz do all day other than go on Fox News, create little sound bites rail about things that the federal government has no jurisdiction. No business being about Is he working on solving the problems of the country yet? God may I haven't seen any evidence of it, and that's really pretty much true uncle of their top players, as you would On, but they've convinced themselves that this is their whoa. There cannot cultural. Um you know, a grievance mongers. They're not really legislators. You kind of wonder like, why don't Why did they want these drops it all. I guess it gives him a better platform to get on Fox News. But if they had to choose between doing their job and going on, Fox will be no contest. Yeah, she was brought up. I look at this kinze Eager young man, The congressman who stood up to trump his family won't talk to him. Um, you know his his base is extremely upset because he was honest and And did likely as Cheney and called what he saw it wrong. That's that's so rare and so unusual and T O see where we are because of it. Michael Lewis's book The Fifth Risks here, the hell out of me Because I went through, and I realized all these things that Trump didn't do. We're almost as bad as the things he did do. On and I worry about that with Republicans about responsibilities, because, as you said, there doesn't seem to be anybody there. I'm pulling. Um, God. I pull in a blank on the legislator who Bill Maher gave that award to who's written all this great legislation, But there are people like that. They're people that behind the scenes do the jobs that they go through the tax code there people that actually have these jobs to make our lives better when they would talk about Well, honey, I'm mentioning Michael Lewis can't talk about pulling the federal government out, go down the Mississippi or Alabama and asked him what happens if we pull out federal dollars if they California who us here in California, the fourth or fifth largest economy in the world, depending on you talked to We're responsible for a lot of that money that goes there. But all that seems to be lost. And Republicans never talk about that. They just talk about how horrible everybody else's right. And you know, one of the things I'm trying to do during this period. Discussion of the rescue plan is, you know you do need to look at some of these states. Take Rob Portman, who, you know now he's decided that he's against really any kind of Satan and kind of local and state aid from the federal government. Does he look at what's going on at power? See its entire, you know, group of mayors of Ohio have written to someone saying, Please pass this. Our finances are a mess. We got to get our kids back and school. Maybe we're gonna have to spend more money to bring them up to speed. What do you mean? We don't want this. So there is this gap between people, often at the local and state level who actually have to solve problems..
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings
"I'm Julie Walker spacewalking astronauts ventured out to the exterior of the international space station on Sunday to install support frames for new high efficiency solar panels arriving later this year NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Victor Glover merged from the orbiting lab lugging eight foot duffle style bags stuffed with hundreds of pounds of mounting brackets and struts the equipment was so big it had to be taken apart just to get through the hatch to run out the back those are the two balls out to do that so far have settings for usually a seven hour spacewalk was live streamed on social media and viewers commented on how breathtaking the view from outer space was especially seeing the earth in vivid color from the astronaut's helmet cams I'm Julie Walker
Fresh update on "rubin" discussed on Squawk Pod
"Provision. Right now make sense. You know it's interesting that you talk about the cdc provisions that. I think we're expecting on thursday anthony. Thao she was talking about them yesterday and basically said look if you have a group of adults maybe a small group of adults. You're grown children who come home. You've been vaccinated. They've been double vaccinated Then it's okay to have masks off a small environment at home. And i thought exactly what you just said. That seems incredibly conservative. I feel like people get the vaccine. They feel like they can get out there. And maybe it's not life back as normal as it was before but the idea that you can only have fully vaccinated people around you at that point especially when kids aren't going to be accented and that's the only way you can take your mask off in that environment that seems incredibly conservative. And something that i think a lotta people would push back up. We'll look i think the bottom line is people aren't going to follow it and it doesn't really make sense to put out public health guidance that you know people are going to ignore because you lose your credibility and you lose your ability to speak to the public. So the bottom line is people who are fully vaccinated waited a period after vaccination. They're gonna wanna see their families again. Even if their families aren't fully vaccinated. I think in a high prevalence environment still be careful. Don't do it if you're not feeling well maybe get tested beforehand. I think it why not wear a mask in public even if you've been vaccinated and a very high prevalent environment but you know older people who've been vaccine. They're going to want to see their kids again. They're going to their grandkids. We need to prescribe public health recommendations. On how you can do that safely not say. You can't do that because people are going to do it. So the most prudent thing to do from a public health standpoint. My view is try to prescribe guidance. That gives people safe ways to do what they're gonna engage in and we know that people will fully vaccinated are to want to see their families. We've seen the case numbers nationwide come down. Astronomically what's high prevalence. how how do you determine. If you're in a high prevalence area or not. I think we need to start shifting that debate as well. I mean high prevalence. We're still at twenty thousand infections. A day that's still pretty high prevalence but twenty thousand infections a day now is different than what twenty thousand infections day looked like last spring or last summer because last spring last of the entire population largely was vulnerable to this virus right now the vulnerability of the populations being sharply reduced. Assuming something unexpected doesn't happen with these new variants particularly those south african. The brazilian variant. We're dramatically reducing the proportion of population. That's vulnerable to this virus either through prior infection so people have natural immunity or more likely vaccination where we're vaccine fully more than fifty percent of those over the age of sixty five more than sixty percent over the those over the age of seventy so as the vulnerability of the population overall comes down. I think we can put up. With a little bit of a higher prevalence if case mix is much different if the cases are in people who are far less vulnerable to the virus so we need to also look at the percentage of the population. As vulnerable as we look at prevalence and we can't just say well. You know twenty thousand infections or ten thousand infections. Today's what ten thousand infections were a year ago. It's not the same anymore because the population as a whole is gaining more more protection from the virus. Got if you look at the market. Investors are pretty optimistic about this reopening. They're really pleased with what we've seen with the vaccine front. I'm feeling much more optimistic. And i know it. It certainly sounds like you are to just in terms of where you see. Things headed april. Being a much better scenario. May after that if we do some of these reopenings if we stop wearing masks do we risk that narrative or do you think this is pretty much set in stone at this point. I think we risk what happened last summer where we reopened in dramatic fashion a little bit prematurely and a lot of parts of the country and we had persistent infection. We had higher persisted infection. We didn't fully snuff out the virus. I don't think we're going to fully snuff out the virus. But i think the combination of you know keeping up on a break just a little bit longer and getting more of the population vaccinated before we really fully lift. A lot of these measures can get this virus down to prevalence levels around the country. It really isn't a factor this summer. You know barring something again unexpected happening with the forty four km mutation to one that seems to pierce prior immunity. I don't think be one one. Seven by itself is going to be enough to change the narrative. Now that said it's not going to be a linear progression as we talked about on his show. This summer could be very mild. We could have very low infection around the country. Some people really get back to their normal lives but then we have to take more precautions as we get into the late fall and winter. And i think that's likely to be the case. This is not going to be a linear progression. Where after the summer just gone forever. We're going to have to deal with it again in the fall and winter. But we're going to be much better prepared and have much better toolbox. Both in terms of probably hopefully updated vaccines and maybe even a small molecule inhibitor of viral replication. A drug. that could be used to treat this dr gottlieb. Thank you great to see as always. Thanks a lot coming up. Fanatics executive chairman michael rubin and some guy named magic johnson. The legend company fanatics is doing very very well. I probably was buying three to five hundred jerseys every single year to sign giveaway to charities news just out that magic going to be joining fanatics board at change healthcare. We're transforming the healthcare system for the better our platform powers data and analytic solutions to connect payers and providers helping facilitate billions of healthcare transactions process trillions and claims and share rovan data for smarter clinical decisions. It's how we're making the health care experience better for everyone. Learn more at change healthcare dot com slash cnbc change healthcare insight innovation transformation. This is squad pond from cnbc. With joe kernan becky quick in andrew. Ross sorkin here's andrew sports merchandising gye fanatics announcing this morning that he disappointing basketball legend and entrepreneur magic johnson to its board of directors and joining us. Now with more on this partnership boy my excited for this segment. Michael rubin is here. Executive chairman of fanatics partner of the philadelphia seventy sixers and the new jersey devils and the one and only magic johnson nba hall of famer and chairman and ceo of magic johnson. Enterprises could warn to both of you. Gentlemen michael thank you for bringing magic. I didn't think that great sideways just.
Astronauts begin solar power system upgrades
"To that. Heard a stagger your systems and expect a warning to him. Once the sound of NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover, switching to battery power at the start of their spacewalk to prepare, the Iaw says for an upcoming solar array upgrade. Today's project is expected to wrap up at around 12 30 this afternoon. We'll keep you posted
Two NASA astronauts spacewalk outside the ISS
"Now underway outside the international space station. That's got it just got to be amazing. NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover exiting the international space station's Quest airlock at about six o'clock this morning on a mission to prepare the space station for an upcoming solar array upgrade. It's expected to take them more about 6.5 hours. Former President Donald Trump takes a big step back into
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings
"Two NASA astronauts have ventured outside the international space station this morning, upgrading the orbiting labs Power system from member station W. M F E In Orlando, Brendan Byrne reports. NASA's Kate Rubins and Victor Glover will begin installing mounting hardware to support new solar panels for the I s s Nothing wrong with the current panels, but NASA says the station could use an extra boost in power. The new panels launching to the station later this year, will increase the station's power from 160 kilowatts to 215. The football field sized station continues to grow, with Maura users like commercial partners utilizing lab, which means a need for more power. A second spacewalk with Rubens and Japan's Soichi Noguchi is scheduled for later this week. That duel will upgrade parts of the station's airlock and install new cabling for cameras outside the
Federal program with Walgreens vaccinates hundreds in Miami area
"Appointment pages to get a Corona virus vaccine in Florida. But a federal program in partnership with Walgreens got all 350 people in there. Book Overtone Senior Living facility there Doses reader. Rubin says she and her husband looked forward to post pandemic life. I just want to see my kids. I want to see my relatives. I mean, who knows how many years we're gonna have left? She spoke to CBS 12 in West Palm Beach. The state says that more than a million people, mostly seniors have gotten both doses of the vaccine, and more than 2.3 million have gotten at least one shot. People who missed out on
How much money do 'Mommy Instagrammers' make?
"How much money do mom instagram irs. Make last year showed us that. You never know what life is gonna throw at you. And if you use credit cards to pay for unexpected expenses. It can be overwhelming to manage that debt. Take control upstart. So you know exactly what to expect if debt is taking over your life. It's time to get a fresh start. Find out how upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to dot com slash hustle that is upstart dot com slash. Make sure to use that you're l. to let them know we sent you. Loan amounts would be determined based on your credit income and certain other information provided in your loan application once again that is upstart dot com slash. Hustle chris this is carol and i just recently found your show from the happier podcast. I've been seeing lots of stories about mom instagram irs. I guess they're the new mommy bloggers. Anyway it's a strange world. And i started going down the rabbit hole. The follow some of them. I found a lot of people with tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of followers. Do they mostly get paid for hawking products. And how much do they get paid. I'm not sure he wanted to do this myself. And the politics behind. It seem even stranger than all the posts about home furnishings. I'm mostly curious if this is even a viable idea looking forward to hearing from you all right. There's a lot we could say about this. So let me try to be on point here. And i thank you so much carol for the question So glad you found this show from happier. I'm a big fan of happier. Podcast with gretchen rubin gretchen has been a friend in many ways. A mentor to me. For many years. I've learned so much from her. Continue to admire oliver. Work all right. Let's talk about this interesting strange world here. I love how carol phrases this is it a viable idea. Well the whole point of school in many ways is to show that they're a tremendous number of viable ideas that most people would never have considered basically. We've looked at all sorts of random topics so in that sense. It is viable in the sense that some people have been able to do quite well with it. I'll come to that in a moment. So a big part of me thinks well more power to you. You know like if you're able to figure this out in great why not but. I also think it's fair to say as well is clearly a bubble of some kind you know in the ones the people who really want to be successful here. They're going to have to evolve across platforms and also evolve with the times. Most of the big name. So-called mom bloggers just went away and the ones that are still active online are either doing something else entirely or they just don't reach as many people now like they don't have the influence they did during during peak mom blog so to these questions of how much they paid these days for the instagram model. For what well they usually do. It is essentially to use carols phrase hawking products. They are paper post in other words. A brand is saying. We're going to pay you so much for this post. It's often based almost always based on the audience size. Most mom bloggers in the ten thousand to fifty thousand follower. Range will earn a few hundred dollars for product posts. It can be a pretty big range. Like i was reading about someone who has several hundred thousand followers and she was saying she. She's done deals for four hundred and fifty dollars. She's done deals for five thousand dollars. Okay so there is some real money at the high end. At least i think also. It is a cutthroat world and a lot of ways very saturated moms grammar market. Many brands only offer free product instead of payments which also it's kind of like more power to them like a lot of people say well. They shouldn't be doing that. They can try right just like anybody can try to be a mom instagram or any. Other kind of influence ser-. We've had stories in our archives of people who have offered free product instagram. That's helped them a lot so ultimately it's a free market you can choose you know affiliate commission where you get a cut of the sales price. They can be really really small and they're also issues with tracking so you can spend a lot of your influence over time pitching something and very few people swipe or whatever. They're they're supposed to do and if they do. It's not always tracked to your account last but not least certainly not least. You're always at the mercy of instagram and facebook of course which owns instagram and its algorithm so clearly not a sustainable business on the other hand you always need to evolve so if you originally wanted to be a mom blogger. It's hard to ignore instagram.
Chicago health officials push for faster vaccine rollout with seniors over 65 are next in line
"Residents over 65 will be eligible for the covert 19 vaccine through their current health care provider. That is, if they're provider has some leftover frontline health care workers. Dr. Robert Murphy of the infectious of Infectious Diseases specialty at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, says he's unimpressed with how fast the vaccines rolled out. The number of people who got one dose of vaccine in Illinois is gonna take us 500 days to reach Community. And that is just what one dose of vaccine if you put the two and it's gonna be 1000 days, Cook County senior medical officer not to Rachel Rubin, pushing back on that saying more and more vaccinators or partnering with a county every week. After an
Congress passes massive COVID relief and government funding bill
"The new nine hundred billion dollar coronavirus relief package includes a range of measures to help the country through the pandemic among them. A second round of stimulus payments for american households treasury secretary steven mnuchin said that we should start seeing payments in bank accounts early next week but it seems like this is on track to happen relatively quickly even faster than Than last time. Coming up our tax reporter. Richard rubin will explain what's changed since the last round of checks went out plus our reporter andrew dern. We'll take us through the parts of the aid package benefiting unemployed workers and those facing possible eviction. It's after the break. Us households along jobless americans and renters struggling to make payments are all in line for some relief. The nine hundred billion dollar corona virus aid package. We'll talk about unemployment and rental assistance with a reporter andrew during later in the show. But first let's bring in our tax reporter. Richard rubin from more on the new random direct payments that. Come with the package richard. Thanks for being with us. Happy to do it. So first of all. Who's in line to get a check this time. So the checks are going to largely the same group as got checks the first time around in the spring. There's some slight changes in eligibility with the basics are the same. It's anyone who's got income for an individual up to seventy five thousand. Get the full payment for married couples. One hundred and fifty thousand have to have a social security number Children are eligible but there are no payments for non child dependence so in college students or elderly adults who are dependents. You can get a payment even if you have no income and if you're or if you have social security or veteran's benefits or any of those kinds of things you're eligible. The one big eligibility change is what we call mixed status families household where one spouse has a social security number in the other spouses maybe unauthorized immigrant and doesn't Social security number in the first round they were ineligible and this time they are actually retroactively eligible for the payment. Just for the one spouse in any children who have social security numbers so you report. The stimulus checks could go out next week. That seems like a faster turnaround than the last time right. Yeah and somebody's because of the work they did. Last may have the file basically the computer files load up with the right number six hundred dollars per adult six hundred dollars per child and send the money to bank accounts and they've got more bank information than they had in the spring because of people who don't typically filed tax returns but updated their information with the irs treasury secretary. Steve mnuchin said that we should start seeing payments in bank accounts early next week but it seems like this is on track to happen relatively quickly even faster than Than last time. Now how about people who prefer to receive a paper check so they would get it a little bit later. We're still trying to figure out exactly how long that would take. The legislative text of the bill seems to suggest that payments will be done by january fifteenth. And then any one who hasn't received one by then basically can claim it as part of their twenty twenty tax return. So that's one thing that we're kind of looking for some additional clarity on as we go forward here is exactly how this would work for people who might need a paper jacket. Might be that end up getting it on your As part of your tax return okay. So you report. The checks are based on household data from two thousand nineteen. But what if someone's family size change since. The last checks went out in the spring. So that's where the fact that all gets reconciled them. The twenty twenty tax return is important. But it's a one way reconcilable so if you had a child anytime in two thousand and twenty. They wouldn't have been reflected on the first payment or the second one. And so you would get eleven hundred extra as part of your tax refund or lowering your tax payment when you file your twenty twenty tax return the other reason you might see some people changes is if your income went down say you earned one hundred thousand twenty nine thousand nine but then your income went down so you qualify for more for the full payment for twenty twenty. Then you'd be able to claim that on on your tax return but the keeping it doesn't go the other way if your income went up to go out of the rain or any payment the you don't have to pay that back any payment you got. You don't have to pay back if you're if you're eligibility either. In terms of income dependence changes between the time of the payment of the time you value tax return. All right. That's tax reporter richard rubin. The relief package also includes measures to assist jobless. Americans and renters could be facing eviction of the end of the month for more on that we've got reporter. Andrew durham on the line from washington andrew. Thanks for taking the time to be with us. Yeah thanks for having me so this is definitely good. News for people receiving unemployment benefits. How do the numbers stack up for them. So yeah there. There's a few measures in this bill. That will help folks who are on unemployment insurance the probably the biggest one is that people who are receiving unemployment insurance right now. We'll get an additional three hundred dollars per week from the federal government so it will just increase the size of the assistance for for people who are receiving State unemployment payments other measures in. There is that it extends to other unemployment programs by eleven weeks so one of the things that are two of the things that congress did earlier this year when they first started passing relief legislation for covid nineteen is they expanded the number of people who can claim unemployment benefits to include a gig workers contract workers and freelance workers folks like that who don't typically qualify and then they also extended the timeline for state unemployment benefits so that they lasted an additional set a time and so the total time line for folks who could for receiving state unemployment benefits now Thirty nine weeks and so this bill adds onto that even further so that that that number thirty nine weeks now becomes fifty so folks who were facing the possibility of having their unemployment benefits ending In the coming week here we'll now have another eleven weeks to to draw from those benefits and the clock's ticking from any renters. A lot of them have been struggling to make payments and faced possible eviction at the end of the month when some federal protections expire head. Us a covid bill address that so it does too big things for renters in the bill. First of all it gives a twenty five billion dollars in rental assistance. That's that's aimed at kind of low income americans to help them try and cover rent in the first place but then on top of that it extends conviction moratorium which has been in place for much twenty twenty-eight it extends out for another month so that will now last it was it was set to end at the end of this month but it will now end and at the end of january so those are the two those are the two main things got folks who are worried about paying. Rents will be able to count on now
And the winner of 'The Voice' Season 19 is…
"Blake versus the winner of the voice. Is he just has god given gift and he knows it and he sort of just it's just easy for him really probably him really blown away by his talent. Came and finally one carter rubin who is only fifteen years old by the way one the voice last night gwen beat out. Her fiance blake shelton for her first win. In five seasons as a coach laking are also kicking off. Our pop of love turns out. Lakes proposal could have been a disaster on the bobby bones show. He admitted he did something with wins engagement ring. That made him a little bit nervous. The scariest thing was. I had that ring in the The compartment on door of my truck for about a week. And i don't know about you but stuff all down of that damn thing my all the time. I wanted to keep it in there all the time. 'cause i didn't have the exact route moment but thank god. I didn't lose the ring i mean. What would you do if your partner proposed without a ring because they lost it. I'm just going to let you answer that justin. I love you so much. But i lost you ring. I mean that would be a cute story to tell on the way to go get another ring. Yeah so we would be going to share it at the same time. I'd be hearing about this for myself. I feel like in my thirties. I have turned into a whole different person like the things that they used to need. When i was in my twenty s like eight carat emerald cut with two side. Diamonds have now turned into four carrots. And something cute. Like i don't
Ransomware Stalls Online Learning In Baltimore School District
"All learning stopped in Baltimore County public schools this morning, teachers and students were locked out of their online courses when a ransomware attack halted all of the district's digital systems. Emily Sullivan and member Station W. Y P. R Reports Elena Lama Ke thought she'd seen all possible remote learning blunders. But then, as the kindergarten teacher was preparing for virtual parent teacher conference, she learned of the attacks, I think if it Have been any other year. My panic level probably would have been a lot higher. Honestly, I was like, Of course, there's a cyber attack. She and other teachers are shut out of their grating portals, email and even their phones. I don't know how we're going to navigate this. My hope is that we will be able to get back into our virtual world as soon as possible. Imagine if thieves snuck into school headquarters loaded up every single document and then put those files in a warehouse on Lee. They can enter. That's how ransomware works and encrypt systems and on Lee, the hackers have the key. Avi Rubin is a computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University, he says. While it's too early to say for certain the attacks look serious. I don't think it's completely out of the question that we may not be able to finish out this year if they can't get back in line and then that several weeks, schools are not traditional ransomware targets but as many remain online. Rubin says hackers have more opportunities to infiltrate them. Everybody is now using either zoom or Microsoft teams or some form of remote communication, and that includes students learning in school. There's been at least 30 ransomware attacks on schools this year. This one has left more than 115,000 Children who can't enter their classrooms due to the pandemic without a way to learn. Lama, Ke says she can't believe she's nostalgic for virtual learning. We get excited to see each other every day, and even though they're only seeing each other virtually when one student hasn't they asked, Why aren't they on the screen? Or they send virtual hugs to each other? Baltimore County School officials say they're working with the FBI, and they don't plan on paying ransom
Philadelphia Officials Worry Negative COVID Test Results Giving ‘False Sense Of Security’ About Gathering For Thanksgiving
"Planning on any extended family members joining your Thanksgiving dinner. One doctor says A covert 19 tests right before you leave for the holiday may give you a false sense of security. Dr. David Rubin, director of policy lab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Tells The Associated Press There is a better way to prepare. Those who have done this appropriately have actually been quarantining have literally isolated themselves over the last week, or we can happen then in the presence of a negative test with that type of With that type of routine over the last week or we can, a half that can actually be give you a fair amount information that you're likely not to have. It is too late to jump on that advice two days before Thanksgiving, but good to remember for your Christmas
Sydney Barber Becomes 1st Black Female Brigade Commander At Naval Academy
"Two news. Now of an important first in Annapolis, Sydney Barber will be the first African American woman to serve as brigade commander at the U. S Naval Academy. It is the top post for midshipman. She starts next semester. Sydney Barber Welcome and Congratulations. Thank you so much. Appreciate this opportunity is so great to be here. Yeah, We're very happy that you're with us. Tell me what does it brigade Commander do what's the job description? So I guess And if you were to look at it in a civilian sense, the brigade commander is what someone would describe is a student body president. So I am the sole representative of all 4400 midshipmen to the common on into the superintendent. So I'm the link between the Midshipmen body and our senior officer ship. So you told me. What kind of what A brigade commander does. What do you Sydney barber want to do like, How are you gonna make this special and make it yours? I feel like I have the heart to do it. My purpose in my objective is to build a team. People who appreciate each other appreciate every single thing that every person has and brings to the table who are really embracing our are blended organization and want to pursue a purpose, no matter what that looks like but are driven towards a shared short shared in common. Goal. So that's what I want to instill in my staff. That's what I want. And still in the brigade is a hole. I guess. First of all, if this whole military thing doesn't work out, please come work with me. I loved Tonto. That would be amazing if we could use you it at NPR. As I noted, you will be the first black woman in this role. And now the first woman to lead the brigade that came back in 1991. So not that long ago, um and back just then, in the early nineties, women were prohibited from flying warplanes couldn't serve on war ships at sea. In the Navy and the Marine Corps have changed so much Is there something what's left that the guys could do that you are prohibited from doing 00? My goodness. There probably are things out there that some limitations that still exist. There definitely are, but I am not worried about it. I'm not worried about all the any restrictions because I feel like we can keep. We can keep Breaking glass ceilings. This is just one of many something that I've heard recently and that I've really likes And I've said this a lot is that with every every step that I take, I mean, I leave the ladder down for the next person. Um and I've talked Tomo Miss Galina. She's been someone that's been a mentor to me the past week that all of this is kind of unfolded in the announcement. Has come about and I've gotten the chance to talk to people like her. Miss Jane is fine. She's the one who was the first woman back in. Yes, Yes, Mister Kalina? Yes, So she's been She's been reaching out to me Miss Janie Minds who the first African American female graduate of the Naval Academy. She's also been I've been speaking to her in depth. I got off the phone with Simone ask you who was the first African American first captain at West Point? Actually, 30 minutes ago, I was on the phone with Dr Rubin. Brigadier E S O. I just had a so money mentor who's also a brigade, commander of Black Brigade commander in the passing so many people who who have inspired me. Um, your story letters done to you. It sounds like right. And so when I think about this experience, I feel like it's special because it's not just about me. It's important that this story circulates for the purpose of The next generation all over the world. Who could look at this experience on Gluck at at this story is something that motivates them and inspires them Tonto amount of whatever goal that they have in their life. When did you know you wanted to join the Navy? Oh, I never wanted to join the Navy girl. So no, my so my dad. He was a graduate from the Naval Academy class of 91. He played basketball here. Andre something that they say is once you're in Academy grad or once a midshipman, always in mid shipment, and he lived by that everything everywhere. Any time was all about navy. This, namely that I was tired of it. By the time I was looking at colleges, I was trying to get away from that time. I wanted to write my own path. I'm looking at a lot of different schools. But what I really foster's in my heart is eyes just a drive for for wanting to pursue. Ah, Career of service. No matter what I did, I wanted to give back to the world. The reason we're doing this interview, the reason this is national news is that you are breaking a big old barrier there in Annapolis. I wonder how how big a deal is it on campus to your classmates care or you Sydney Barber, one of them and you know, like, Do you think about breaking the barriers as you walk around every day? Oh, I I try to keep a level head. I try to stay as grounded as possible. I try to keep a low profile, my friends, my teammates, especially on the track team with me. They kind of laughed because they know who I am. They know that I'm the last one to want my picture taken. Um, I usually I never post any stories on social media because I just don't usually like to Document everything that's going on in my life and just the shift of the past week they laugh because my face is everywhere. My picture is everywhere, People I also I don't usually like to To talk in front of a lot of people are talk about myself, but my mentors have actually helped me with that, and it's great to be humble, and that's something that I tried to be as best as possible. But at the same time, they're like Yeah, you need to be. You need to be confident you don't own this moment own the fact that you are the brigade commander. It took me forever to just say that to say those words because I don't. I don't like to fly. I don't. I don't want everyone to anyone to think that I'm any higher than them. So I'm going to try toe talk to the person that's taking out my trash or sweeping the floor outside my room and make them feel special. But the same time I need also step out of that. Like I need to own this moment to lead the brigade with confidence and with boldness. I do look forward to the day when we're not celebrating these firsts when when we're done because it is just not news that a woman that a black woman could do anything that her male classmates or white classmates could do. Um But it is also kind of. Ah, it's great, and it's a big deal, and I'm sitting here thinking If your grandmother so great grandmothers could see you. They must be so proud. Yeah. Yes, I think about something that I shared and in a founder's Day video about how I think about I'm so humbled by the fact that I get to walk here and be at the Naval Academy and be someone's wildest dream. And when I think about that, in my contents of my own history, my own family, my own ancestry, I think about My great grandparents were sharecroppers on a plantation in Mississippi. My grandmother now lives in Chicago. She was born on that plantation. Um They would never even pictured. This moment. This America looks nothing like the America that they experience and they died before they saw anything different, So I'm I always take that. Take that to heart. And I think about it pretty much daily as I go about my day here at the academy. Well, well, Those are words to live by own the moment. Congratulations again that Zbynek real pleasure and an honor to speak
WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin: ‘We have to collectively burn down the Republican Party’
"Jennifer Rubin said just over a year ago that the entire Republican Party had to be burned down, and no survivors could be left. But she's still on the same page now with Vice President Joe Biden, do you have that? Listen. Entertainment organization has news outlets would hire these people I also want it echoes something that my friend E. J said. If Trump has to lose, but that all his enablers have tto lose. They have to. We have to collectively, in essence burned down the Republican Party. We have to level them because if there are survivors, if there are people who, whether this storm they will do it again. They will take this is confirmation that Hey, it just pays to ride the wave. Just look at me. I've made it through and so up and down the ticket federal state local offices, the country has to repudiate this. This has become a dysfunctional antigovernment party. That is not what the country wants and what it needs. That is unbelievable. An
Astronaut Kate Rubins cast her ballot from space, joining millions of early voters
"Americans. Exercise their right to vote from all over the world and this year one American will do. So from space this is innovation. Now bringing you stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that shape the future astronaut Kate Rubens will be casting her ballot from space for the second time in her career kate occur an expedition sixty, three, sixty, four, crew member was serving on the International Space Station during the two thousand sixteen election as well on election day the county clerk who manages elections in Kate's Home County in Texas will work with a team at NASA's Johnson Space Center to uplink a secure ballot. Kate will. receive a separate email with credentials from the county clerk allowing her to access the ballot. Once her vote is cast, the ballot will be down linked and sent back to the county clerk who has a unique password required to open it. The process is quick and secure as NASA prepares for missions to the Moon and Mars. The agency will continue to ensure that astronauts like Kate can fulfil their civic duty to vote no matter where in the solar system they happen to be on election day
Facebook steps into cloud gaming arena
"Facebook's web and android users can try free to play games in seconds without leaving the social network users play a game that's streamed from facebook's data centers without having to first download the game onto their devices. The idea is similar to services offered by Microsoft, and Google but without the console quality games offered by those. Services the exclusion of devices from facebook cloud gaming is the latest shot fired at a long running feud between the company's facebook could bring cloud gaming to IOS if it enables the new product on the mobile web version of its service, but the company wants users to go to its APPs instead said Jason. Rubin. FACEBOOK's vice president of special gaming initiatives. Quote we don't want people going to Web facebook twenty times a day we have a great APP Rubin said we would have to use apple's technology and browser on Ios, and that is an optimized to the benefit of Cloud Games and quote facebook cloud gaming on IOS. Allow iphone and IPAD users to find out what games their friends are playing. See List that show top games on facebook or play games with facebook unique features. Rubin said quote.
Facebook rolls out a new game streaming feature
"Began rolling out free-to-play cloud gaming and it's main Facebook app on Android and the web across like states in the US. These games will be offered alongside. Facebook's existing wage. I look of HTML5 based games it already offers games that support Facebook login will carry over a player's game progression through mobile apps according to Facebook's VP of play. Jason Rubin. The company is open to offer premium games and integrating experiences with Facebook gaming live streaming but has no plans at launch Facebook will take a 30% Commission on all in app purchases on its platform as well as a cut of advertising.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins just cast her vote — from space
"Kate Rubins has cast her vote for the upcoming election thing is she filled out her ballot and transmitted it from the international space station. Pretty much killing any excuse for not voting important for everybody to vote. And if we can do it from space that I believe folks can do it from the ground to Congress made it legal to vote from the international space station in 1997. Reuben secure ballot was put together by the Harris County clerk's office in Texas and uploaded by Mission control. The county clerk confirms the ballot has been received and Rubens votes have been recorded. It's
'The West Wing' enlists big names for its When We All Vote reunion special
"Thanks. I'm a big fan of Aaron Sorkin and tell us why This is a good time for me in television, because I like him so much. He absolutely if you didn't watch it yesterday, a cz, always with streaming. You can watch it at your leisure. But yesterday they dropped on HBO, Max. Ah, Special reunion of the West Wing cast is probably his most legendary TV show The West Wing and gathered almost everybody from the cast for Martin Sheen and Allison Janney and Rob Lowe and so forth. To recreate an episode from one of the early seasons as a theatrical staged event in an empty theater, But they filmed it like it was a play and it was in that shifted from scene to scene and it was really cleverly done, but also just reminded you how Wonderful that Siri's wass and how inspirational it was, even though it was about politics. So if the dueling if the dueling town halls and so you may be this would've last night, but it's still out there, but even more so today, Netflix drops another Aaron Sorkin project. Which he wrote and directed. It's called the Trial of the Chicago Seven, and it goes back to the sixties, when those counterculture figures Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin and Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale and others were put on trial for inciting the riots that disrupted the 1968 Democratic convention. It was a big media circus, and this film looks like it's got it all and including a terrific cast, including two Emmy winners from this season. Jeremy strong from succession and one of the stars of watchman job doing the team. They're playing two of the defendants. You also have frankly, Angela's The judge and Michael Keaton's in there. Sasha Baron Cohen's in there. Doing dramatic bit, and it just sounds like again. Aaron Sorkin is knows his way around a courtroom. If you remember his very first big hit was a few good men. So if you like Aaron Sorkin style you've got two choices was like a double whammy of Aaron Sorkin this week. Now? Yeah, I once interviewed Jerry Rubin, a za journalism student at Penn State, and he was in the Rolfing, which is when you beat yourself up physical. Just one strange cat, man. I got to say yes. I have a feeling that would be a fun one to watch. Yeah. Will be S O on Sunday. You got something? The
"rubin" Discussed on The Rubin Report
"Welcome to the Rubin report. I M not. Dave Rubin I am Michael Knowles. Because you know Dave has been away now for an entire month. He's been in bliss. He's been in paradise away from all the misery and we are going to spoil all of that for them. This is the Rubin report. Ole. knows. I have literally. No idea what's going on in the world we had sat here for a few minutes talked about life. Yes. But not news you did not reveal anything. No I truly know nothing. Absolutely nothing I knew don't believe it but it's true when you asked me to host, you're coming back show. Yeah I. It'd be a lot of fun. We've seen it in years past ban is done at. Glen. Is Done at Oh you know there's always some crazy news. You have no idea this year you know they always say this the most importantly our lifetimes. This is the craziest year of news in my entire lifetime and you thought things you thought things were bad in July probably, right? Well, everyone thought things were bad in July I tell you this. So first off in a weird way even though obviously whatever you're about to tell me about. You could almost tell me anything at this point you could tell me aliens invading me Joe Biden's head exploded. Yeah. You could tell me corona virus who's a hoax you could tell me half the country has it. You could tell me almost anything that could pretty much believe it because that's how bananas the world has become but oddly getting off the grid this year, and this is the fourth time I've done this August off the grid thing. In a weird way, this was the easiest because in years and. I traveled I went to the gym went to public places or restaurants restaurants, and in those places they often have televisions where they're showing the news or I was in an airport. I was home this whole time we moved but I was home. So I had no people around me anywhere and in other years if I went to the store, people would come up to me like Dave I know you're great but come on you have your phone on you don't you like literally give me an appointment I'm not kidding I would do that. Do like I got nothing but now because I'm a mask. Yeah. When I'm out, right nobody came up to me. So I have had almost no human communication even this morning when I got here just to say, Hi to the Security Guard I was like Ooh that's what it's like to be with like a human I've been with David basically on our dog. That's pretty much it. I have no freaking clue. It's. I'm a little afraid I..
"rubin" Discussed on The Rubin Report
"And we're adding some huge game changing people over the next couple of weeks. There's like a lot of good going on there but I don't mention it to promote locals. I mentioned it because the idea that just because the World Health Organization says something and that if you contradict that on Youtube they're gonNA take your video down in potentially potentially ban you block block channels suspend you and the rest of it just because the World Health Organization says something doesn't mean it's right. I'm some tinfoil conspiracy theorists but we know that the World Health Organization has made mistakes along the way about telling people not to wear masks in the rest of it but even if they hadn't even if they were a perfect system which doesn't even exist but even if they were Why would we want to stop anyone from saying anything against what they order? And I think without getting too far into the psychology of this. This really explains what the what the authoritarian brain is. The authoritarian brain loves authoritarianism so they just love when organizations or governments or giant institutions. Just say something and they feel that that in and of itself makes authoritarian authoritarian authoritative authoritarian voice. And it's not that a word I don't know but this is a really dangerous thing. Of course we should be able to criticize the. Who of course we should be able to say. You know someone. There could be a youtuber. `Test on Youtube that is looking at the same data the. Who is looking at and may have a different feeling. Why why should that video not be out there now? It's interesting that she's even saying it so front because you know the fact that she could just suppress the videos and not even say it is interesting. I will say one other thing on this and I want to talk about the election I met Susan Jesse at the Youtube Office. You may remember about a year and a half ago. There was a leaker at Google Youtube. Who specifically said that Dave Rubin and Tim Pool and a couple of other guys were amongst the channels. That youtube was suppressing And finally it blew up enough that Susan. Sorta had to meet with me shake. It was clear that she didn't want to meet with me. I think she also met with Ben Shapiro in a couple of other people. I took a picture outside Youtube in the first thing that happened when I walked in the PR people were like. Oh you had to take that picture. Didn't you and it was just like very clear that I'm not like their and whatever else and you know I sat there with her and the the PR people. And I don't know maybe there was a lawyer there. I'm not even sure who the other person was. And I have nothing against these people. I don't I'm not again. I'm not a crazy. Conspiracy theorist she did agree to do my show So I've emailed her and her and tweeted at her. She's not calling up. I would love to have that conversation but we had a full off the record conversation and I won't. I won't break that trust but I just mentioned all of this. Because as corona keeps us in the houses and whatever happens after this big tech is now looming larger than ever before. We should be aware that so Susan. You are welcome to come on the show. I will treat you with the exact same respect. They treat everybody else. And that's that okay. Let's talk about the election. So there's a lot going on right now in case you didn't know that and part of it right now is that we have this election in November. That is not many months away right. That's like six months away barely know a lot's GonNa Change by the time we get to November. So it's a little hard to play the prediction game right now. Let's quickly. Let's just talk about trump and and Biden I think trump's positioning right now short of an absolute economic collapse or short of an economy. That just cannot open. I think his position is basically pretty good right. He's trying to give power back to the states. Which I think is the right thing and then figure out where the federal government can do things. You can argue that. He didn't do this fast enough or this that or the other thing. That's all completely legit but I think his basic premise of we have to be harder on China and he had the China and I think he's been pushing the idea of states rights. I think people are understanding that I think he gets winds on things like the Second Amendment now because people are realizing they have to defend themselves and I think people are thinking about government tyranny. A little bit different. Which is sort of interesting because all of these lefties. That were screaming. That trump is Hitler for the last four years. Which is insane suddenly. You're going oh I do have to defend myself against the government so I think there's a lot of people waking up to all sorts of stuff I saw a guy who's a hugely doesn't matter who it is some of them friendly with but he's he's a blue check twitter person who's got probably a million followers of. Who's a lefty progressive? The whole thing. I text him all the time and I tried to explain to them why he's wrong about everything. We the healthy basically healthy back and forth. I would say And he was suddenly texting about. We need to lower taxes now because people need more money. And it's like yeah most of these most of the things that I lay out in this book that our commonsense principles. There's nothing controversial in this book. It's common sense. Common Sense is now controversial. But I love seeing that suddenly left these are going. Oh maybe the Second Amendment does matter maybe states rights do matter. Maybe we should lower taxes. Like there's a lot of interesting things that I think. Play well my point. Is that plays well to sort of the Republican or Conservative base. Now the the issue with Biden set at a million times. This guy does not have mental acumen to do it. We know that the DNC is just dragging him there right like in many ways the DNC has to be thrilled that they can sort of hide him although he keeps doing these video chats that are pretty awful and he keeps looking down at his notes and he's still. He's still forgets what he's saying. It's pretty depressing. But they're just kind of dragging him there I do. I will throw out one minor conspiracy theory here. This is something I've been thinking about a little bit. Remember that Bloomberg. I don't know what happened to him where he put. How much money did he put into? Five hundred million into his election. Does he put any into any krona anything? Well what if this this is a little bit of a conspiracy theory? What if Bloomberg got in for those three pathetic weeks? Only because at that point Biden was the front runner and they knew that everybody was going to have to go after Biden and take him out and they got Bloomberg in just to offer Biden cover for a little while to get the nomination. It sounds like a conspiracy theory but I actually don't think it's probably that far from the truth. In any event the DNC is sort of coalescing around him and he's going to be the nominee but again if you were voting for Joe Biden who I do. Not Think is a bad man and you could probably find tweets of mind from two thousand eight on twitter but there was some public something if not twitter that. I was writing on a blog or something when he was running against Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee. He ran in the in the primary I liked him. I liked Biden's so this is not anti Biden. I don't really like me more. Obviously I changed politically in these twelve years but the point is that everyone knows that the Obama video. You probably saw the Obama video endorsing Biden. And it's like first off watching Obama. Obama feels totally irrelevant now. Like where is the base? That loves Obama. I guess a few of them are on MSNBC. But we're the young people that love Obama. They I guess they like God. Bless him So I just think they're going to drag this guy there but you just have to know that if you're voting Joe Biden and you're voting for his vice president and that really what so damaging about that people already know that the DNC is corrupt. And they rigged against Bernie last time. And that Donna. Brazile who is the head of the DNC at one point was handing questions to Hillary and then she was a CNN anchor. We know about this deep corruption. And if they if they really do this where they just drag Biden there knowing that this really is that you make the VP president which will be either. They'RE GONNA get rid of him at the last second right before the nomination where they do it right after or two months into the presidency some version of that we all know it's true it would really show that the entire election process was was fraudulent. Had A plan and they made that plan work and Bernie. By the way we'll we'll be totally destroyed in this. Of course which is which is exactly what he deserves. You Know He. He's backed up the corporatised candidate last time. Hillary and he's doing it again. This time and now the base will just have to destroy the old socialist so I kinda dig that thing but anyway it's a big mess but but relative to the election with Corona and everything else we don't know when this is ending states are going to have different things right so I'm stuck here in the People's Republic of California at least for now and it sounds like California. We've got a progressive governor and Ridiculous Progressive Mayor in this city. New York City has de Blasio. Jesus Christ if you pray now is the time Certain places are going to have a much harder time opening up now New York because there's a much higher concentration of of the virus and Queens especially. I heard actually that in Corona Queens. That's a place Krona Queens. As one of the highest rates of Kobe which is pretty bizarre but anyway in any event the idea of these populous areas having trouble opening up big cities having trouble opening. But if you live in Montana are you live in Idaho or you live in Colorado or something like that you might. It might be a little bit easier. Maybe not in Denver specifically but you know in places where people can move around more freely and also beyond everything else you know. At some point. We have to decide. It's just the uncomfortable truth. We have to decide What kind of sickness? And what level of get we would be tolerable so that we don't live in our homes forever. That's depressing truth that we all are going to have to confront at some point but by the way we do that every day with everything there are diseases out there. People get hit by cars all sorts of terra. People get murdered. I mean all sorts of terrible things happen and we have to weigh that risk versus the reward of being functioning free human beings so relating this all to the election..
"rubin" Discussed on The Rubin Report
"Is a big day. We've got some announcements and some major stuff cook and and this is basically going to be a livestream that will culminate a year of my life. That I haven't really been talking about about that. I've been kind of teasing about for the last year. But on top of doing this show and touring and going to colleges and stand up and in writing a book. Somehow I manage to squeeze that in in the last year or two I also started a tech company. It was about a year ago right now. Basically this very weak and I'll get to why it was this week. started a tech company to solve as many of the problems that are humanly possible that we all know. Oh are sort of the biggest problems of the day and I'm not talking about our political problems and I'm not talking about our cultural problems and our social problems except I'm talking about all of them at the exact same time. We all know there are massive problems with big tech. You are watching this on youtube right now. I hope this went to your feed. But there's a good chance that it didn't go to your feed. We have something like one point two million subscribers and I think we give Youtube pretty a professional show that could be our network television right. I mean we've built something here. That's pretty spectacular. And we've got a great crew and a great studio uh-huh and and really expensive lights and all that good stuff and we put out a weekly show sometimes more than once a week here on Youtube But we have no access really lead to our own subscribers our own fans now we all know that the algorithms are manipulated and really weird ways they can decide what videos to push to you. Can you recommended videos It's just a Calva cade of problems related to how you actually get the content that creators these are creating and this is not just my problem. This is a problem for quite literally millions and millions of other creators. And by the way it's not just youtube that has these problems and everyone knows at this point that twitter shadow bands people. And you just go sometimes months without seeing people in your feet I see it in my feet all the time I get people messaging me every three day. And I'm not talking about freeze or anime avatars or eggs real people who say you know. I just never see you in in twitter anymore. We know that that there's d boosting and down ranking all of these big tech words. That basically are meant to manipulate what information you can get. How Oh you can get it when you can get it if you can get it all of those things and a lot of really bright people have been trying to solve as many of these problems as possible so about a year ago? That's where I decided to really get more involved into this game. I'm going to get to that in just a SEC. But first Let me just tell you a couple of things that we're going to do throughout this so what I've decided to do was well. We'll do this a little bit differently Well I'll tell you the story first and then we'll then we'll tease out some stuff here a year ago right about now. I was still funding this show on Patriot on. I'm sure many of you remember about a year before that I had Jack Conte who is the. CEO of Patriot. I had had him in here in this very studio. After they had booted some people off of Patriot off the platform. I think it was specifically. It was lawrence southern that they had booted off the platform and Jack Basically made all these assurances is that you know people will be safe on Patriot. And it's not what you say on off their platform it's what you say on their platform and Lauren had broke some sort motivate. Morpheus rule that they had doesn't matter it's their platform. You guys know my policy on these companies can do whatever they WANNA do. That's fine with me but I had jack in here ear. And he said he announced a new phrase actually during our interview. He said they would respond to and you could be banned for manifest observable behavior which is a fantastic acronym mob manifest 'em observable. Oh behavior be so ma. Behavior is what could get you booted off Patriot right. I mean you can't make this shit up right so anyway so I had him on. I think his answers weren't weren't really totally satisfying but treated the guy with the the same respect that I treat everybody else and then about a year goes by. I already was feeling. I don't know how much longer I can stay. Stay on patriotic. Because they can always come up with some reason to boot you any of these platforms can always come up with any reason to boot. Anybody as you guys may know just last week peak. Andy no who is a journalist. A real journalist not a journalist that I have to put quotes around an actual journalist. He was suspended from twitter Because he made a factual comment about Race related to people that are attacking Trans People. He made a factual comment and twitter. I decided you're going to be suspended for that. He eventually deleted it after a couple of days. So they're not in in the game of truth now again these companies can do what they want and you guys know my feeling doing. I don't want the government involved right. I mean you all saw just a couple of weeks ago. AOC in the rest of them grilling Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill. Oh and it's like do I want big tech. And now the government to be even more intertwined so that the government can tell big tech what to do and I know some of the trump people right right now actually kind of want that right but it's like trump may not be president in a year or two and then you've given over the power to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders or something anyway. We're still talking about a lot of high. I love stuff here so a year ago. You may remember this. Sargon of a cod Carl. Benjamin who have had on this show. He was booted off Patriae on because he said the N. word although he was mocking the all right use of the N. word but he said the N.. Word not on patriotism in which he was a he was a patron but even the Creator on Patriot. It wasn't unpatriotic. It wasn't even on his youtube channel that he was funding through Patriot. It was on some third channel and again he was using the word to basically mock the alright. He wasn't saying it as as a pejorative. Shortly after he was basically immediately immediately booted from Patriot on there was sort of no recourse. And then I'm sure many of you guys remember over the next couple of weeks. A few high level people all myself Jordan Peterson Sam Harris. We all left Patriot and started funding on our own. And what I found was actually pretty amazing and this is where my decision to start Arta Company which I'm about to get to All began on January fifteenth of this year. We officially closed my Patriot account for weeks. I have been in telling people leave. Patriots join US Dave Rubin Dot Com. We built out a great site so that we could just do the same fan funding that we were doing on Patriot. We actually went to a place is where we were offering no reward. So I'm Patriot. I was doing all these Google hangouts and we were sending people all the stuff and it was becoming another job unto itself and we then then just created Dave Rubin Dot Com and we allow people to donate whatever they wanted to do to help us keep the show independent everything else and we found that by not even giving rewards just showing a little bravery free just kind of sticking up against against big tech against Patriot in this case that our revenue actually jumped about thirty percent so we were actually giving people less rewards awards in that we were giving them no rewards anymore and our revenue jump because people were like Oh Dave and Jordan and Sam and a few other people. It's like oh you guys are doing something. Good doing something brave in a in a really bizarre time so as we decided to do that. I thought this isn't enough. You know because of a couple of years of doing this have built a nice a nice business here and I've got a great staff and we were able to build us a website and figure out how to Fan Fund my my garage my garage right now. Oh my my studio is in my home. My my control room right over there as a guest bedroom and the green room right over there is another guest bedroom. We've built an incredible business here and what I realized was was. I WanNa start giving the tools that I've been able to build. I want to start giving them to other creators because these problems are not going away and it doesn't matter if if you're on the left or if you're on the right or if you're even politics creator you could be a knitter or a Gamer or a chef or quite literally unblock cer- that's that's the thing. Apparently anyone online and you have no idea about how you can create a functional business. When the big tech overlords overlords can either silence you or just push you to the side altogether or boost you or shadow venue or the rest of it okay? So now I'm going to do the first call to Action Action of the day. So what did I do and I'll explain all about it in a little bit over the past couple spent about two months we have done a soft launch for the Rubin the report community APP and what I believe is consistent with everything else that I talk about on. This show is that the Internet is about to flip that we've done everything sort of top op down right. We have big tech companies telling everyone what to do and how to behave in all of those things all the time and we have no recourse..
"rubin" Discussed on The Rubin Report
"Are you guys know this Guy Dave Rubin so here's the deal eld Dave did our Philadelphia and tore the house down and so we were chatting afterwards and he wanted to come back and he wanted to do something for his show the Rubin report which is taken off and I said there on my said you know look we'd love to do it. We'd love to get you talking about you. Know what we're doing but I kind kind of had this epiphany and I asked him backstage and he's he's a great which is awesome. The Dave is this transformation of coming to the principles support liberty and so I would like to interview Dave and really dig in on how we got there and you've told me backstage but want to just just get your permission your okay for me to kind of dig and talk about this transformation and talk about what got you from where you were to be in here and I think we can we can talk not just what about that but about what you're seeing and what you're projecting out for the future yeah well before. We do anything else so we are airing. This not live right now but this will we'll be aired on my channel so can you crazy. Libertarians make some noise.
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"I'm gretchen rubin and this is a little happier in my own mind. I often come up with a shorthand for certain ideas and emotions that i experience for instance in an earlier episode of a little happier. I described how in my mind the phrase juice story stands for big concept about how to be more effective parent and i'll post a link to that episode. I said if you want to listen to it. I have a phrase that i use when i'm thinking about a very certain kinds of pleasure the pleasure of doing work at a very high level of excellence with people who are really really good at their jobs. I remember feeling this pleasure very acutely when i worked on the alarm journal and law school school and also when i was clerking for justice sandra day o'connor on the supreme court it's exhilarating to be surrounded by excellence at that time though i didn't have a phrase for it then recently when i was working on my four tendencies video course with the brilliant daryl felt and his great team i overheard him. I'm talking on the phone to someone while we were taking a break. I heard him say quietly. This is going good. We'll finish early this versity team and i love hearing hearing that and i knew exactly what he meant an i felt it too and i felt so thrilled to be included on that team. I was recently in a diner that was full of people and yet all the staff was super. Cheerful inefficient not all overwhelmed or irritated by the crowd. I could see that in fact. They were taking great pleasure in their teamwork. How efficiently gently task for being done how graciously people are being served. How flawlessly all the orders were being executed. They were doing great teamwork and you could see that they were finding such gratification in what they were able to do so well together. I love having a phrase for it because i love that feeling i love being part of or <hes> witnessing the work of varsity team. I'm gretchen rubin and i hope this makes your week a little happier..
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"I'm gretchen rubin and this is a little happier as i've mentioned many times i love secrets of adulthood aphorisms at the grams paradoxes cohen's allegories fables and teaching stories of all kinds perhaps because i loved him so much myself and go out of my way to reid them i'm often surprised to learn that a story or aphorism that i assume is very well known or even a cliche is actually not very well known for instance i love ease ops fables tables he's definitely a storyteller in ancient greece who's credited with a number of fables now collectively known as ease up stables although his existence remains unclear and no actional writings by him survive numerous tales credited to him had been gathered over the centuries one of my favorites of these stories is the north win and this many versions exist but here is the basic version if you don't know this story the sun in the north when you begin to argue about who is a stronger as they quarrel they noticed a traveler walking down a road look suggested the sun there's a traveler wrapped in a cloak let's decide who of us is stronger by seeing who can strip him of his cloak look the north wouldn't agree to the test and immediately sent an icy blast against the traveler detroit a whip the cloak from his body the traveler clutch disclosed in the harder the north wing blew the more tightly he hung on finally the north win gave up then the sun began to shine first gently said that the traveler and fastened his cloak and let it hang loose then the sun starting to shine more warmly until the traveler pulled off his quote to rest under a shady tree ease.
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"I'm Gretchen Rubin. And this is a little happier. I love it. When people know the right thing to say and I'm fortunate because my husband Jamie is very good at this. In a few words, he often says just the right thing to put my mind at rest, for instance. He knows the right things to say to me when I hit some of the happiness, stumbling blocks that are common to writers. For instance. I might say to him my editor is suggested so many changes. I mean, I agree with most of them. But it's discouraging I thought this draft was in great shape, or maybe someone writes something about me or my work that I don't like I try never to read anything that's written about me or my work because it's not good for me or my writing. But sometimes stuff does slip through and I say to him. I don't know what this whole thing says. But I know there's at least this one part that's annoying or that's hurting my feelings or I said to him I've got to get it before. I am to catch a flight to give a talk and so on. Jamie listens. And then inevitably he says very kindly. Remember, this is what you wanted. And it's comforting because that's true. This is what I wanted. I wanted to become a writer. I wanted constructive criticism to make my work better. I wanted to put my thoughts out into the world. I wanted to engage with people about the ideas that interests me some aspects of this are difficult. But this is what I wanted so often the things that are disagreeable to us are inextricably intertwined with what we enjoy or desire most. I'm Gretchen Rubin. And I helped this makes your week a little happier..
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"I'm Gretchen Rubin. And this is a little happier. I love children's literature and young adult literature, and I also love picture books because I love them so much, although we gave away three giant boxes of books to Elizabeth son, Jack when he was little I still have many shelves of my favorite picture books. The other day, I was looking for my copy of stone soup when I happen to pull out the book little bear. By also, how Malone Minarik I'm not a particularly sentimental parent. In fact, I've sometimes felt guilty about my lack of emotional response to a first haircut or eighth grade graduation. So I was astonished to find myself with tears in my eyes as a reread these lines from the first story in a little bear. What kind of story would you like to hear said mother bear, tell me about me said a little bear. Tell me about the things. I once did what was it about this particular passage that pierced me to the? Art while the other trust for one thing and the unselfconsciously self-centeredness of childhood tell me about me as adults. We don't get to ask for that kind of attention. No matter how much we'd like it. But what really got me was the reminder about the passage of time little bear is still little but already he's bigger than he was so much already passed his unnecessary attempt to dress warmly for the snow his trip to the moon his six birthday party childhood passes. So quickly. In my own mind. I summarize this bittersweet truth with the phrase the days are long, but the years are short little bear asked his mother to tell him about himself as parents we play an important role in shaping and preserving.
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"I'm Gretchen Rubin. And this is a little happier. A while back. My mother had a milestone birthday. So we had a celebration for her among other things we had a special family dinner. And we each made a toast when we were done. My mother's stood up to respond of what everyone said that night. There's only one part. I remember clearly, and that was what she I said when she got to her feet. She said, I'm lucky I'm a lucky person. I don't know why I've been lucky, but I have been. One reason I remember this was this was something. I didn't know about my mother. I didn't know that she considered herself lucky in many ways, you'd say yes, my mother is indeed lucky, but of course, she's been unlucky to. And what is look the word starts to fall apart. My head is I try to think about it. Do we make our own luck to some degree? Yes. But not in every way is it unlucky even to talk about being lucky. If feels like it is. But I'm not even going to think about that. But aside from these deeper issues about the nature of luck. What struck me was how lucky I was to have a mother who considered herself lucky because although she'd never set it before she is communicated to me in a thousand ways. It made me so happy to hear her describe herself that way it makes me so happy to think back on it. I think it makes me even happier to have heard her say that then if she said of herself, I'm happy, and I've been trying to figure out why that is I guess because if she said she were happy, it would be great because she's happy. But it could also mean that she'd learned to make the best of things to accept what she couldn't change and to be grateful. These are all good things. But this is my mother, of course, I want her to be happy. I want her to have even more than that. I want her to be lucky also for a child even a very fully grown daughter. Like me, a parent's perspective on the world matters so much. Our parents helped make our weather. I feel lucky to have a mother who considers herself lucky. I feel like I'm part of why she feels lucky and that is a beautiful atmosphere for child to live at whatever age. You are are you lucky research shows that when we think we're in luck when we're using a lucky golf ball or have our lucky charms with us. We actually perform better as was so much in life our expectations shape, our attitudes and our actions. I'm lucky to have a mother who is lucky, I'm Gretchen Rubin. And I hope this makes your week a little happier..
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"I'm Gretchen Rubin. And this is a little happier. Sometimes we learn about ourselves from other people I've often written and talked about the fact that we can build a happy life only on the foundation of our own nature. But it can be hard to know ourselves. We get distracted by the way, we wish we were. Or by the way, we think we ought to be or by other people's expectations or by the pressures of everyday life. And we lose sight of ourselves I have twelve personal commandments. And my first commandment is to be Gretchen this so easy. And yet it's one of the great challenges of my life. I found that one helpful though, painful question is whom do I envy when we envy people that means they have something we wish we had and that can be an important clue about we want from our lives or sometimes someone says something about himself or herself. And you think you know, I'm the same way and a truth about yourself becomes clear. That's what happened to me when I was reading Samuel Johnson. And he said of himself abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult. When I read that I thought that's me. I'm like Samuel Johnson. And I realized I was an abstainer. The same thing happened to me in a conversation several years ago now my whole life ever since I learned how to read I have loved to read reading is my treehouse, and my cubicle. My treasure map. And my teddy bear, I love love love to read. It's a huge part of my identity. But there was a period several years back where somehow I wasn't managing to make time to read not nearly as much as I've usually done in my life with everything going on. It had just gotten crowded out. I was dimly aware of this. But I didn't think much of it. I kept thinking it would fix it self. But then I was at a meeting of what am I three children's literature? Reading groups. I was still doing some reading and one member of the group. Susan reads, a tremendous amount, and in particular, she reads, a huge amount of contemporary fiction. So everybody in the group knows if you want to get the scoop about a new novel ask Susan we were all talking about the latest. Buzzy book and somebody said Susan, how do you have so much time to read and Susan said, I must read she paused for a moment to think instead again. Yeah, I just have to read when I heard that my stomach dropped. I felt the very same way. I must read and yet I hadn't been reading not the way I need to read. And I realized at that moment my life had to change. I must read and my life had to reflect that I still fight to make time to read, and I feel like I don't have enough time to read but ever since that evening, I've never stopped working hard at it. And I do read sometimes it's other people who remind us of our deepest values and the truest things about ourselves if you'd like to read my twelve personal commandments. I'll post Lincoln the show notes if you'd like to read more about Samuel Johnson and about being. In abstaining versus a moderator. I write about it in my book better than before and a link to a discussion of that too. And if you wanna know what I do read each week. You can go to hashtag Gretchen Rubin. Reads where I post a photo of the books. I've read that week. I'm Gretchen Rubin. And I hope this makes your week a little happier..
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"I'm Gretchen Rubin and this is a little happier. Third love is passionate about the perfect fit and they believe it's time for your broad fit. You not the other way around their collections are designed by women for women, so you will love the way you feel under each and every look. And now they offer over seventy sizes and more than a dozen styles. So you'll find the perfect bra for every moment and every outfit get fifteen percent off your first purchase by going to third love dot com. Slash happier today. In August my family and I went on a trip to France, and we visited the World War Two d day sites in Normandy, d day, of course, is the term often used to refer to the landing operations in June nineteen. Forty, four in Normandy, the allied invasion. We visited some of the major d day sites, including Omaha, beach, Utah beach, the Normandy, American cemetery and memorial as well as some sites in little Frenchtown whose names I will not even try to pronounce, lest any French speakers among our listeners have to rip their airfone's from their ears, but we went to them. It was a fascinating day. Aw, inspiring. It is hard to grasp the magnitude of what happened there in June nineteen forty four so much planning, so much courage, so much sacrifice. I've spoken often about my America feeling and no surprise. I experienced the America feeling over and over as we visited those sites, but something that's true for me. Is that I feel ideas most deeply when they come to me through words, I can visit places I can see things, but in the end it's writing that strikes me to the core, and that is what happened in Normandy. I felt my America feeling most strongly to the point that I couldn't stop the tears coming into my eyes. When I came across a reproduction pamphlet called a pocket guide to France. This was a small light pocket-sized pamphlet, which as it said on the cover was a restricted guide issued by the war and navy departments in Washington DC for soldiers going to France. Apparently similar pamphlets were given to soldiers headed to other countries as well. I'm always intrigued by documents like this, how they're written, how they're designed. So I started reading right through it. I expected it to be full of bureaucratic stuffy approved by military committee language. So I was at first surprised by its casual. Slangy language. It was obviously written so that lots of young soldiers would find it easy to read. It also had several Typos, so I suspect it was written in haste to be ready in time. The brief guide included sections on the history of France, the organization of French society, the food helpful phrases and how to pronounce them and material like that. The guide also admonished the soldiers at some length to stay out of various kinds of mischief. And here's what really caught my eye and gave me the America feeling. It wasn't a section headed. You are a guest of France. We're the guide addresses a question that would obviously be of enormous concern to the US soldiers. How would the French people view Americans? Here's what the guide said. Mostly the French think Americans always act square always give the little fellow, a helping hand. And are good natured, big-hearted and kind. They look up to the United States as the friend of the oppressed and the liberator of the enslaved, the French trust, both you and your country more than they do most other men and nations. Keep that trust what a beautiful conception of the United States, my big-hearted country. I hope we will always keep that trust if you'd like to see some photographs of the guide. I'll post them in the show notes. I'm Gretchen Rubin and I helped this makes your week a little happier. Panoply.
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"I'm Gretchen Rubin and this is a little happier. Happier is brought to you by the new CVS drama that asked the question, what would you do? If you've got a friend request from God on Sunday? September, thirtieth. That's exactly what happens to a young atheist named miles finer. And it turns his world upside down. Now he'll discover that he doesn't have to believe for someone to believe in him. God friend me premiere Sunday, September. Thirtieth after sixty minutes on CBS. I am a tremendous admirers of the work and thought of the brilliant eccentric eighteenth century English writer and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson also known as Dr Johnson. I love his work. I sometimes disagree with his observations, but even in disagreeing he helps me understand my own thoughts better and he always expresses himself so beautifully. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about education, the crucial nature of education, the value of great teachers and schools, the importance of helping people get the education they strive for and what happens when people aren't able to get the education that they need and deserve. And that made me think back on a little story in boswell's book the life of Samuel Johnson, much of what we know about. Dr Johnson comes from this absolutely delightful and celebrated kind of sort of biography on the life of Samuel Johnson, which was written by his close friend. James Boswell, and in this book, Boswell recounts a story about a boat ride. He took with Samuel Johnson, Dr Johnson, and I took a scholar at the temple stairs and set out for Greenwich. I asked him if he really thought and knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages and essential requisite to a good education Johnson most, certainly, sir, for. Those who know them have a very great advantage over those who do not nays, sir. It is wonderful. What a difference learning makes upon people even in the common intercourse of life which does not appear to be much connected with. And yet said, I people go through the world very well and carry on the business of life to good advantage without learning Johnson. Why sir? That may be true in cases where learning cannot possibly be of any use. For instance, this boy rose us as well without learning as if he could sing the song of Orpheus to the Argonauts who were the first sailors he then call to the boy. What would you give my lad to know about the Argonauts sir? Said the boy, I would give what I have Johnson was much pleased with his answer and we gave him double fair. Dr. Johnson, then turning to me, sir, said he desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind and every human being whose mine. And is not to botched, will be willing to give all that he has to get knowledge. Now, I don't agree with everything that same little Johnson said and wrote, but I do agree. It is wonderful. What a difference learning makes upon people even in the common intercourse of life and to help people gain occasion and to get it ourselves is one of our most important duties. I often think about how my parents worked and sacrificed and probably does is important set a good example themselves. So I could have a good education and my grandparents before them. I never take it for granted. Samuel Johnson is one of my patron saints. If you want to read more about why and about my other patron saints opposed to Lincoln the show notes, and I'll also post a link to boswell's book the life of Samuel Johnson. I will warn you. I love this book and read it three times and it's a major work in the history of biography, but it's probably not a book that everyone will enjoy. I'm Gretchen Rubin, and I hope this makes your week a little happier. Panoply.
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"I'm gretchen rubin and this is a little happier a little happier is brought to you by intercontinental hotels and resorts presenting their podcast series stories of the intercontinental life discover stories inspired by travel that will broaden your mind excite your curiosity and take your imagination to places you'd never expect download and subscribe at apple podcasts google play or wherever you find your podcasts i love quotations proverbs aphorism teaching stories cohen's true rules and secrets of adulthood i especially love any single line that's able to capture a complex idea in a single phrase or image a few years ago i was speaking a big happiness conference in sydney australia and during the course of a conversation with another panelist i happened to quote something that no one in the audience seemed to know after a comment i made i added you know even a dog distinguishes being stumbled over and being kicked i was astonished when the audience exploded with laughter i had thought this was a very well known line almost you know sort of a cliche line but they had never heard it before and by the way it is a lion from the common law by oliver wendell holmes and their reaction to this align really turn my attention to the deep truth of this observation and the elegance of the expression of it when someone injures us we know very well and we care a lot about whether that injury was an unfortunate accident or deliberate act and the distinction matters a lot to our response and if i'm feeling bad about something i accidentally did that hurt someone else it can be very comforting to think well it was a stumble but it wasn't a kick.
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"Morality it's whatever somebody you know made up it's unconnected to reality it's nonscientific it's made up stuff and it's completely subjective and it means actually nothing it's the least objective morality possible because it's it's you know this is why how many sex protestants in other like i don't know one hundred hundred thousand right because they don't feel like following that commandment and they go into it out something else they start they won't sick were you allowed to do that thing if you put a fifty rabbis in a room to study up into powerlift how many opinions again have that power fifty one at leaks so you know what is the objective nature morality coming out of of this experience no the only objective moralities in a move out of the that is derived from real reality from from the world out there scientifically it science the rubin report is brought to you by ziprecruiter one of the best parts of owning my own small businesses watching my talented employees worked together to make show for you every week i'm proud of the team we've built here every employee was hand selected to build a strong foundation for the business are you looking to build your foundation by expanding your team are you just posting your position to job sites and waiting and waiting for the right people to see it ziprecruiter knew there was a smarter way to hire businesses of all sizes so they built a platform that finds the right job candidates for you ziprecruiter learns what you're looking for then identifies people with the right experience and invites them to apply for your job in fact eighty percents of employers who post jobs on ziprecruiter get.
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"I'm gretchen rubin and this is a little happier a little happier is brought to you by third love when it comes to brush off being it's all about finding the right fit for you the only lingerie brand that offers bras insides as aa through g and halfcup sizes is third love find your perfect fitting broad today at third love dot com slash happier and get fifteen percent off your first purchase i often get my america feeling i get it when i vote or whenever i look at my passport or when i listened to the song the farmer and the cowman from the nineteen forty three musical oklahoma in fact if you want to hear me talk about my intense feelings about that song i'll put a lincoln this show notes to the episode of a little happier where i talk about it and just the other day i was hit by the america feeling very strongly i live in new york city and one of the great advantages of living here is that i'm constantly seeing icon excites i'm just going through my ordinary day and suddenly i see the brooklyn bridge or the empire state building or that bull statue in the financial district but like anything that you see every day sometimes i take these landmarks for granted i look at the gorgeous washington square arch and i don't even really notice it but it occurred to me that there is one landmark in new york city that i never do take for granted and it seems to me that other people don't seem to take it for granted either and that's the statue of liberty i've been on planes crowded with jaded new yorkers are absorbed in their devices and ignoring the pilot and then the pilot says and if you look out the window on the left you'll see a great view of the study of liberty and everyone looks everyone tries to look out the windows and when i walk on the far west side of the city whenever the statue of liberty begins to come into view i see how everyone's head slipped everyone looks for it as they make their approach.
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"I'm gretchen rubin and this is a little happier wordpresscom is the online home of my site gretchen rubin and it can be your online home to wordpress guides you through the process of creating a website from start to finish and planned started just four dollars a month go to wordpress dot com slash happier to get 15 percent off your brand new website today that's wordpresscomtim happier i'm going to read what of my favorite passages from one of the greatest masterpieces in children's literature i'm going to read the opening pages of ecb whites charlotte's web and if you didn't realize it charlotte's web in addition to being a masterpiece has one of the most famous opening lines and all literature it is right up there with tale of two cities pride and prejudice moby dick so here's the opening pages of charlotte's web where's poppa going with the axe said fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast out to the hog house replied mrs arable some pigs were born last night i don't see why he needs an ax continued fern who is only eight well set her mother one of the pigs is a runt it's very small and weak and it will never amount to anything so your father has decided to do away with it do away with it shrieked fern you mean kill it just because it smaller than the others mrs arable put a pitcher of cream on the table don't yell for and she set your father is right the pig would probably die anyway fern pushed to chair out of the way and ran out doors the grass was wet and the earth smelled of springtime for and sneakers were softening by the time she caught up with her father please don't kill it she sobbed it's unfair mr arable stopped walking fern he said gently you'll have to learn to control yourself.