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We Were Sold Out Yesterday # 975
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If you're watching on YouTube Senator sheen why it's important that he answers this question the way he does Christopher Ray to give the deep state folks some comfort, but it's also important that he's answering it to Senator sheen which I'll explain at the end Senator Shaheen is asking him about the intelligence agencies, the FBI potentially spying on the Trump campaign. Here's his first answer. I'd like to follow up on Senator Maran's question about the hearing. We had with the turning general bar because I was very concerned by use of the word spine, which I think is a very loaded word it conjures criminal connotation. And I want to ask you and appreciate a yes. Or no answer if possible when FBI agents conduct investigations against alleged mobsters, suspected terrorists other criminals. Do you believe that they're engaging in spine when they're following FBI investigative policies and procedures? Will that's not the term? I would use. Thank you. So so I would I would say that's no to that question. Well, I mean, look there are lots of people have different colloquial phrases. I believe that the FBI's engaged in investigative activity and part of investigative activity includes surveillance activity of different shapes and sizes and to me the key question is making sure that it's done by the book consistent with our lawful. Authority. That's gang question. Different people use different colloquial phrase. Okay. Ray totally sold this out yesterday. Christopher Wray needed the FBI needed. A an out the bureaucrats and the politicians up on needed a soundbite and Christopher Wray gave them exactly what they needed yesterday. Well, that's not the phrase I would use. That's the phrase that's been used forever. It's a common term in the English language. Make no mistake Senator Shaheen, and I'll get to this in a second y specifically she needed that answer that way Senator Shaheen needed a sound bite for the. Which of course, the police stay too, radical liberal buffoons in the media jumped up he doesn't agree with spying, the FBI director high now, I've had a few people friends of mine, I like, I communicated with some of you know, good folks, but they said to me yesterday and Twitter DMZ and elsewhere people we communicate with each other a lot of people investigating despite gay case, they said, Dan, it's really not that bad race simply suggesting that he'd used a different term. And that he saying really exactly what bar said that as long as the spying or surveillance, or whatever you wanna call it is predicated, it's fine. But we're looking into that. I don't buy that at all Christopher raised not stupid. He understands exactly what happened. He knows the Trump team was spied on and instead of backing up Bill bar the attorney general what does he do? He takes the euphemism game. And the we'll talk about surveillance. That's a synonym for spying. Give us all a break. She he doubles down. This is where it gets even worse. Instead of answering the question honestly and saying listen, I'm not going to answer that because there's ongoing investigation. He gives Democrats like sheen sound bite number two with this ridiculous exchange. Do you have any evidence than any illegal surveillance into the campaigns or individuals associated with the campaigns by the FBI occurred? I don't think I personally have any evidence of that sort now instead of answering the question honestly, saying there's an ongoing inspector general investigation. I'm not going to get into that right now. He gives the Democrats exactly what they want. Ladies and gentlemen, I apologize to you. And I mean this forgiving this guy the benefit of the doubt, the Democrats needed a sound bite for the media. Everything is staged in advance. Ray had to know he was going to get this question. The FBI director. What does he do? I personally don't have any evidence just say there's an ongoing investigation, and you don't know. He didn't. So what does Joe what are the police state media, do the belief state hacks in the media? There's no evidence of spike. That's not what Ray said that's not what he said. He said he personally doesn't have evidence. Caught that and goes on later all there's an ongoing investing just say, there's an ongoing investigation. Don't answer the question. I personally don't have any evidences a Bank being robbed and Oregon right now. But I'm not in Oregon investigating Bank robberies. Gosh, these deep sigh can't stand it at Dame. It's all a conspiracy. These guys disguise the FBI director of an interest in getting the bottom of this now to wrap this segment because I've got a ton of stuff to get to please. Don't go anywhere. I'm gonna blow your mind today. If I do this, right? Okay. We need like six or seven producers on this show to tie together. Why was it important yesterday? Sorry, Joe that may be perceived as an I want the audience loves you. I was not knocking Jeff just saying they show so complicated that Joe Impala could use of assistance by apologies of. I just want to clear that I'll get twenty emails here. Is there? Video audio piece. Number three. This is very important. Why did Senator Shaheen Democrats Senator need to ask that question to Ray? And why did she need Ray to give her an out and say, well, I wouldn't use the term spying, and I personally have any evidence because she heen screwed up. And when I say screwed up. I mean, for her democrat activist base when she got into this back and forth with Bill bar, the attorney general few weeks ago, and she needed a lifeline and Christopher Wray gave it to her because she did this can you share with us. Why you feel a need to do that? Well, you know for the same well for the same reason, we're worried about foreign influence in elections. We wanna make sure that. During lecture, I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal to big deal. Generation I grew up in which is the Vietnam war period. People were all concerned about spying on antiwar people and so forth by the government. And there are a lot of rules put in place to make sure that there's an adequate basis before before our law enforcement agencies get involved in polit political surveillance. I'm not suggesting that those rules were violated. But I think it's important to look at that. And I'm not just I'm not talking about the FBI, necessarily, but intelligence agencies, more broadly. So you're not you're not suggesting though that spine occurred. I don't well. You could I think there's a spying did occur. Yes. I think spying that occur. Dole. Homer Simpson moment two weeks ago, Nelson months. Senator Jean Saheed aggravated the out of the democrat liberal radical police state base by asking Barak question. He answered honestly that turned into a huge misstep. She's asking him why he's investigating this whole spying into the Trump team thing, and he says the word spying, and she goes, well, you're not suggesting spying occurred. He immediately response yo spying occurred. We're just looking at why she needed to be rescued. I hope I'm tying this upright. You're good part. Democrat radical base Joe was probably emailing her like, what are you an idiot. Why would you ask the attorney general about spying not knowing of course, he's going to say they were spying? So she needed to be pleased understand what goes on behind the scenes at these things. None of this stuff is random she screwed up by asking a follow up question her. First question was planned. I didn't play the whole thing because it's too long. She's asking him. Why are you looking into this whole FIS thing, which is fine because she wants to attack them. And instead of just letting it go she asks for a second and unscripted follow up question thinking, he's going to say, no, no there was no spying, but he answers, honestly, and it becomes an enormous sound bite. The liberal activists police, they tyrant base and their media sycophant buddies, their boot-licking media pals were furious at her because they gave bar and opening to say. Say Joe, yes. Buying a card you notice by the way, she has the same jacket on in both. Those clips are a couple of weeks apart just the same red jacket jacket hits. Our our Jay. Good. Good. She goes she needed to be rescued by Ray. And instead of Ray doing the honest thing and saying listen, I mean, it's obvious based on media reports. Spying occurred me is the FBI director. I'm trying to get to the bottom of wide established faith in our agency. Again, that's not what he says he gives her announce such note the term argues, and I don't personally have any evidence. Just gross us gross. I've no faith in this guy at all. And you shouldn't either embarrassed themselves yesterday play in the political hack instead of an honest broker, and he thinks he's doing the country a big favor trying to salvage the reputation of the FBI. You're not doing anybody any favors pal. Anybody faith in the FBI has been decimated. And it's comments like that yesterday the euphemisms game which only adds to the complete lack of faith in the law enforcement infrastructure in this country, or I gotta move on. I got a couple of other stories here today. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the release last night by the New York slimes this slimy rag releasing Trump's tax returns, totally illegal by the way, his tax returns being leaked and not the publish them. The media basically gets to do whatever the heck they want sadly, but broke yesterday in New York Times Trump's tax returns from a certain set of years where released and I just find it funny that media lunatics who can't even do journalism, right? These hacks who missed the story of the century that collusion was dead and spying was real who insisted collusion was real. And spying was dead. They got the story backwards the whole they can't even do journalism. They're like look Trump's entities showed paper losses in their tax returns. Joe shocker. I'm stunned. Joe? This is a stonning during the during the real estate, boom and bust. A real estate developer may have showed some paper losses in his tactic. All my gut. Breaking news. Another. Big colossal face palm by the New York Times, by the way, reporters and journalists at the New York Times who graduated with journalism degrees, many of them because they flunked out of biology one a one couldn't figure out basic chemistry. So to journalism they can barely write a complete sentence blew the story of the century. And they're sitting there attacking a businessman who lost money made money lost money may money. Like a lot of successful real estate people in a volatile market. Yeah. That's shocking. Breaking you lunatics, I zero zero respect for liberal media activists zero none not a scintilla. They are some of the dumbest people on the planet. I dealt with them when I ran for office. I'm not going to belabor you with that story. Again, how dumb some of these people were when I dealt with them. They would say things to you scratch your head and be like is this guy really this stupid and the answer is. Yes. And they're all in journalism. Trump loss money in real estate. You never made money to lose. How does that feel how to Hades chew in SRI powders dad field? Knuckleheads, Trump showed paper losses of a billion dollars, you show paper profits of zero dollars because you never made any money. You never made a you're working for twenty five grand a year pump pumping of the crap it out click bait articles at BuzzFeed, and you're attacking a guy who's been involved in some of the highest stakes real estate deals of the last thirty years. Not defending the guys business decisions losing money stinks. But you know, my wife, and I have been in business versus along we've made money. We've lost money. We've opened businesses. We shut businesses. That's what happens. Yep. Some of the greatest business people have our time have had some of the biggest failures remembered Steve Jobs in the Newton. What's the Newton? Exactly. You don't even remember it. A lot of the younger folks listening. Member new coq Coca-Cola one of the most successful companies in the history of civilized, man. Put out a product called new coq wants, what are the most calamitous business decisions of all time. Yeah, it sucked. It was awful. Talk about a PR disaster. This happens all the time. But the one comment about journalists is journalists have never made money to lose because they couldn't hack it anywhere else. And therefore, they write about other people, and there are some good ones out there, even in some left leaning. There's some decent people left. I'm not knocking everyone. Right. But then poking fun at business losses and a real estate. A known volatile real estate. Are you serious? You never made any money to lose. You lunatics. All right. Here's the part of the show where things start to get super Harry. If I can't say this enough, I can pull this off the show. I was going to blow your mind if I can't you're going to be super confused, but this is going to be good. All right. Today's show brought to you by buddies at US lawshield, listen, if you are carrying a firearm, you need to look at US law. She'll go to US lawshield dot com slash, Dan. Get their five dependent defended reports excuse me completely free. 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And I've been very careful about how I word it because sensitive to audience feedback, especially when we say things that I know are true, but can be perceived the wrong way and the headline at the top of yesterday's show. Basically is that I believe John Brennan is the ringleader former CIA director of a massive spying operation being run against the Obama administration political opponents that Brennan was running and the whole Russia story about collusion was nothing. More than a cover story later for them to legitimize what they were doing to comply impress. In other words, the Obama administration was trying was spine using Brennan and intelligence community assets on all kinds of things working with foreign partners, circumventing US spying laws. In order to make that seem legitimate after the surprise election of Donald Trump member they thought Hillary who get elected. No, this would go away. They needed a reason therefore this whole Russian collusion fiasco was created to make it appear that they were doing something noble. Does that make sense? If that doesn't make sense. I can't go any further. Good. Okay. Does thank easy. It was sometimes I wish we had callers it would make. I'd be able to audience feedback. I agree with you. But your Email suffice. The Russia gate story is a cover story to legitimize spying thing. So John Salomon breaks the story yesterday. It's important. It's another critical piece of the puzzle. We are finally starting to put together, so keeping my we're talking about we're talking about the CIA as involvement here, a big spying Solomon breaks the story at the hill yesterday about a State Department official. A last name cavalier that was told in a briefing by Christopher Steele. The guy who produces this this Russian collusion information in the form of the dossier and briefings to the FBI, Bruce or and elsewhere that he right before ten days before the FIS warrant knocked Tober them ten days before the FIS warrant in October on Carter page, Christopher Steele tells us woman cavalier at the State Department, and she takes it down in a note. She memorialize the note. That Christopher Steele needs. This information to come out before the election, and she figures out as well that Christopher Steele is working for the DNC or client that had been hacked into the DNC. Remember, the DNC ACA use the air quotes because we never really concludes conclusively prove that because the DNC never turned over their servers, right, right? Why is this important? One because Christopher Steele is the producer of the entire Russia cover story. Right it. It's it's produced by steel who's working for Hillary, and the DNC the FBI has stated in their FIS warrants an elsewhere. They have refused to put in their Fiso warrants where they were spying on Carter page with Carter page is the subject of a dossier. They did not put in there that Christopher Steele was working for Hillary Clinton. They did not and killary Clinton's team. They left it out of the FIS award. Put winking the FIS adjudge leaving it out. That's a critical piece of information that this information may be political not intelligence is this makes sense so far. No, right. A critical. Takeaway from John Solomon's hill piece yesterday. This is worth your time here. She's taught how Solomon's talking about the memo Catholic road, he writes, everything else in the memo was redacted the foia notes contain this explanation for the reductions classified by the FBI on wait, wait when. Four twenty five April twenty fifth of twenty nineteen. In other words, the FBI under who director Christopher Ray who we were just talking about sold. You your say classified? The documents is secret just a few days ago to add insult to injury. The FBI added this hopeful note, don't worry Joe. That's not in there. Don't worry Joe. But this is the note the FBI has on there. They have this thing redacted this memo cavalier wrote a better meeting with steel. All right. Don't worry Joe declassify on twelve thirty one twenty forty one. So don't worry. We'll get this info Joe twenty five years after the two thousand sixteen election, great Solomon goes on for the first time, we have written proof the US government knew well before the FBI secured the FIS warn that Steele had a political motive and an election day deadline to make his dossier, by the way and his information because they may not be the exact same thing public. Folks. Do you understand now that any plausible deniability the FBI may have had that they're paid source? They were paying him at the time. He's also briefing the State Department. Why is he briefing the State Department? These are not law enforcement officials. Why is he briefing this woman cavalier at the State Department and cavalier who writes down in a note, she knows he's working for the DNC and Hillary Clinton. This guy's also being paid by the FBI. Do you understand how profound this is? Joe you put together FBI source. They're using to spy on a political campaign via Carter page is also feeding information to the State Department and acknowledging he works for the opposition political campaign Cal he's being paid by the FBI at the same time. He's briefing this lady. Why is Christopher Wray declassifying this last week? Classifying redacting it. Thank you for catching it. Why is he blacking it out? I'm humbly. I know people listen to this show. I am humbly and respectfully as a supporter of the president of the United States. I mean, this way I need to get on a need to do this. I have to beg please in the name of all that is sound and safe and in the name of the Republic and the name of all that is good. Please declassify this stuff already. This game has gone on too long already. The euphemisms game. Christopher it's not spying. I don't have Deekor Sify this already enough. Enough for this. I don't like cuss words. But if there was ever a time, this is a complete this out enough of this. I'm sorry. For those kids listening don't use that word. But enough of this aridity, please Mr President declassify this. This blackout game black this out. What else is in that knows? Well, I can tell you because Solomon speculates later in the piece, which is in the show notes. You gotta read it that a source told him that in that women's note from the State Department, she's getting briefed by steel ten days before they produce the FIS of Warren in October of two thousand sixteen a source tells John Solomon that in the Notre indications that Hillary Clinton's team was paying them to do this. So let's just follow. What this is here. The State Department not a law enforcement entity at all for some bizarre reason is meeting with Christopher Steele, a foreign spy, they know is being paid by Hillary who is also working for the FBI to feed information to the Pfizer court to spy on Donald Trump and Christopher Steele tells the State Department that he really needs this out before the election sounds like collusion impact in election to me, folks. Enough of this dance. Dammit, declassify this ready re people out there putting their reputations on the hook. John Solomon, Sarah Carter, Chuck Ross, Mollie Hemingway Margot Cleveland, Byron York. A ton of people Jeff Carlson who have been working on this for two years. Stop leaving us hanging. Declassify this enough of this game. We are entitled to the truth, man. So keep in mind now October twenty sixteen because this is going to now I'm gonna tie this into an old of it. You know, what if I may give myself a small Pat on the back here if I may self-praise thinks I get it. My lovely aunt used to tell me that I love to end Jane God rest or so so price thinks Daniel. But following everybody's work and having some sources in my own allow me to put things together differently. And I think having a criminal investigative background helps a little bit here. I wanna tie this to an older John Salman piece from last year. Before I do that keep in mind what I'm talking about. Now Ray has sold us out. He is now declared vi- just use me classic redacted just a week ago. A memo we just discovered thanks to a foia. Request the freedom of information act request. This was not giving newness or any other investigators telling us that just a month before the election one month. A foreign spy working for Mrs Clinton was briefing the State Department while working for the FBI and demanding that is information get out before the election. Even though it was false to impact our election. Now, if we may go to this John Solomon piece in the hill from last year and a piece an a quote from it. Pull it up on my phone here too. Just in case John Solomon from 2018 memos detail FBI is quote hurry. The F up pressure to probe Trump campaign. Wait, the FBI. When is the FBI worrying about quote, this is not me using foul language just as an actual quote from the investigators investigating Trump at a very critical period. They're emailing each other about getting this Fiso warn that they need to quote, hurry, the F up. Here's the first piece from this. This is from twenty eighteen had my buddy two seven nine by the way, you know, who you are nice work on this. In one Email exchange with the subject line, crossfire Faezeh stroke in Lisa page. He's to investigators in the case discussed talking points to get FBI director director McCabe to persuade a high ranking DOJ official to sign off on the warm. So stroke, the FBI agent investigating Donald Trump in this very critical time period. I'll get to in a second is trying to persuade a sceptical department of Justice official that this Fiso warrant based on Christopher steals information is legit. Here's the quote. This is an Email exchange between stroke and FBI lawyer girlfriend who's also working on the case Atta minimum that keeps the hurry. The F up pressure on him talking about this DOJ official who's skeptical about this investigation stroke Email page on October fourteenth 2016 less than four weeks before election day. Here's a goose bumps again for second day in a row. Yeah. Now does this new John Solomon article about October of twenty sixteen? I just went over start to have more color and context. So Christopher Steele. Who is the source of the entire Russian collusion hoax. Cover story to hide a massive spying operation under the Obama administration. Christopher Steele is the only source of this. There is no Russian collusion is a hoax, invented in the mind of Christopher Steele. And fusion GPS. He's there quote machine for the FBI. They need a quote, they go to him. Just a few days before this Email exchange. We just mentioned hurry up get the DOJ to do this just a few days before that still meets with the State Department and the State Department takes a memo never disclosed to anyone. We've first time we've seen this is yesterday steel meets with the State Department and the State Department official is dumb enough to write down in a memo that he's probably working for Hillary Clinton. And he's definitely working for the DNC, and he needs to push this out before election day. Sounds to me like election interference. You think it's possible just possible that the F B I gets wind that they're paid source. Christopher Steele is now at the State Department for some bizarre reason and is dumb enough to disclose that he wants this out before lection day and his working with Hillary Clinton. You think the FBI's a little concern that may get back to the DOJ therefore, they should hurry. The F up. Armacost please tell me that made sense. Yeah. Yeah. It made sense sad just three days after Steele is at the State Department giving up the entire bag of cookies to an untrained law enforcement. They're not law enforcement. This State Department who does dumb enough to put this down in a memo that could be discovered later, which they which now Christopher Ray is hiding and redacting from us all. The bureau probably knew about this and said, we got a problem. We told the DOJ department of Justice this guy steals, a reliable source for Intel steals going into the State Department is State Department figured out that this guy's a political operator working for Hillary. We better. Hurry, the F up and get this DOJ thing through right away before they figure it out. Wow. Oh, the corruption ear moving on the second. This is from Solomon's piece from last year from two thousand eighteen the second piece from there is another. Oh, gosh. This is crazy the day. After Trump surprising win November nine two thousand sixteen the FBI counterintelligence team engaged in a new mission. Bluntly described in another string of emails prompted by another news leak, ladies and gentlemen. We're going to switch gears here for a second. We were just talking about just so we're clear. We were just talking about steel briefs. The State Department gives up his whole political motive, I need to impact the election. I'm working for Hillary and the DNC the State Department the State Department hides the memo doesn't disclose it Christopher Ray. Now redacted I believe stroke and his team found out about it too. DOJ people in the DOJ who had a sign off on this thing weren't going to sign off because they didn't believe Steelers reliable, and they had a hurry. The up before they found out steel released the cookies to the State Department copy that. Now in the same piece. We're going to switch gears because I want to go back to Brennan being the puppet master where this whole thing the ringleader the head of the circus back to that second piece they're here. This is all this one is just devastating. Here's a communication between all from stroke in page emailing each other the day after the election. We need all emphasis there's of their names to scrub and we should give them hours for the same purpose. Stroke Email page on November tenth citing Daily Beast article about Manafort Andy talking about Andy MacKay didn't get any others. Pedro back apparently indicating McCabe didn't have names to add to the quote scrub. I'm gonna explain this. Don't go anywhere. That's what Bill said stroke wrote back apparently referring to then FBI chief of counter until William price step. I suggest we need to exchange Aaron tire lists as we each have potential derogatory. CI info the other dozen see I is short for confidential informants. The day after Trump surprises the world. And wins this election, the F B I agents who just a month earlier telling the DOJ to hurry, the F up on getting that FIS award because they're worried Christopher Steele political ties are going to come out and his efforts to impact their election. They're all surprised. There Stanichev because Trump won. And nobody nobody expected that they thought Hillary was going to make this all go away. Trump wins the day later, they panic and they're worried about scrubbing lists. Ladies and gentlemen. What lists? Are they talking about? If you listen to yesterday's show. You may see exactly where I'm going with this folks, the FBI agents involved in this clearly I can't say this enough at the top active with malicious intent this in no way shape form anyway, giving them a pass. But I legitimately believe at this point. That the F B I agents at the top who wanted to harm Trump. There's no doubt. Got played by John Brennan and certain operators players at the CIA to now you may say, well, you're giving them an out. I'm not giving them an out if the FBI would have done their homework and acted with clear is instead of with an acting as they did with hatred towards channel Donald Trump. The scam would have been obvious. But because they hated him so much they willingly fell for this. What's this? What's the scam? What are you talking about? Ladies and gentlemen. I believe the FBI in. Sucking in this information from Christopher Steele paying him even always a political operative. And the government knows it at this point. We have this new memo steel feeds this to the State Department. They know he's a political operative. I believe the F B I thinks the information they're getting from steel, even though they know he's a political operative is confirming information they get in paragraph one from the C A. You confused. I can tell because Joe is completely silent law. I'm taking this in man. I've told you repeatedly the FBI continues to hide the origins of their investigation at the Trump. They're lying saying it began popadopoulos it didn't right. I call it paragraph one every investigative report has a first paragraph talking about how it started. We have no idea to this day. What paragraph one the the electronic communication that starts this case counterintelligence case into the Trump team? We have no idea what it says, right? I'm gonna tell you what it says. It is a referral from our intelligence community. Probably from Brennan's crew at the CIA indicating that Trump's team Manafort and others have suspicious Russian ties. And I believe that information is from some of the same players connected to Christopher Steele. Understand what I'm telling you. Still and this network of foreign intelligence operators who were supposedly friendly to the United States. Are feeding information to John Brennan remember that meeting with the British intelligence head as the director level with John Brennan, it's all the same garbage information. Brennan gets this garbage information. Brennan needs. This information this Russian collusion stories that cover story to hide Brennan's illicit activities for Obama. The spying that one on. Brennan feeds this information to the FBI and pretends, it's distinct separate information from steel. The FBI then gets the information from steel in the form of steel information and the dossier. Not always the same thing. Right. And says Joe look maybe Brennan was right. This year. We have said the same thing we got from the agency the C I A. Now, does it make sense why the day after the election day, they're talking about scrubbing the list of informants? Yeah. There Britta panic figure it out the day after election day that the same informants the CIA us that they told them with separate information was the same guy. You doubt what I'm telling you. Again hat tip to my source. Let's go to page ninety five and ninety six of Lisa pages. Testimony up on Capitol Hill, the FBI lawyer intimately involved in working on this case Lisa page is up on Capitol Hill and is asked by a congressman excellent. Congressman Mark meadows from North Carolina a door, this guy all over this case. Meadow says okay, I guess what concern I have is. Why would director Brennan be aware of the things that FBI was not aware of at this particular point when it actually would potentially involve according to strokes word on January twenty seventeen and unverified salacious set of memos page response. But I don't understand what you're saying. What are you saying whatever's in whatever occurs between Brennan and read I don't understand what the relationship to the dossiers. That's not what I'm following keep that up there for a minute. In other words meadows is saying Brennan got the same information. You did he responds back under oath? And I believe her I believe she's telling the truth. I don't know what you're talking about. Our source was separate it was still meadows. It's like it's not separate. It's the same guy. It goes on meadow says so the dossier apparently was mentioned, in fact, we have documents that would suggest that in the briefing that dossier was mentioned, the Harry Reid and an obviously we're going to have to have conversations. Does that surprise you? Let me translate memo meadows is saying that the dossier and the information you guys got from Steele is the exact same thing. John Brennan briefed in August. In August before the FBI gets the dossier. Page again is confused. How is that? That's not the Brennan's information's not from steel. That's our in from it. He was our source. It goes on miss page answers had well that totally surprises me meadow says what director Brennan would be aware of page says yes, sir, because with all due honesty, if director Brennan, so we got that information all redacted her answer after that. I met. Why is that redacted declassify? This meadows goes on. We do know there are multiple sources page. I do know that I do know that the information ultimately found its way to a lot of different places certainly in October of twenty sixteen. Page the FBI lawyers acknowledging right here on the screen that she knows steals information went to multiple sources, maybe the State Department where steel told him he was a political operator and you use it. Anyway, put that back up. Not only does she acknowledge it made its way to State Department. Mr medicine. So you say our source is your source, or is that because he was working you in other words meadows, the saying is, okay. So you're saying steals your source, but you're also saying his information made its way to multiple other agencies. Pages. Answer is critical. I don't know if the CIA has or had Mr. Steele open as a source. I would not know that. Folks. I think she's telling the truth. These idiots got totally totally worked because they hated this president so much they failed to do their basic job their responsibility to verify authenticate their source. They thought the information they were getting from Steele was corroborating information coming from Brennan. It's the same damn thing. Brennan's there. She stunned that Brennan had the information in August, what the dossier that's impossible the dossier came to us way. After august. We got that information. Separately from Brennan. No. You didn't. Now does the panic on November tenth makes sense. We got a scrub the lists. We gotta make sure that our CI Christopher Steele wasn't the agency CI to the guy. We're telling people we were corroborating the CIA information. It was the same information. Joe, please tell me this makes brother manage is day. Got worked big time, dude. Oh, holy. Brennan plays you for fools. Brennan went and briefed Harry Reid on Capitol Hill. About Christopher steals information, which then gets a letter from read sent to the FBI tell him to open up a case steel, then goes to the FBI and the State Department probably doesn't tell him about dealing with Brennan. At all matter of fact, I'm almost sure he doesn't tells them the same information the FBI's reading it thinking, it's the first time because while this sounds like the stuff Brennan told us, of course, it does. It's the same information. You dopes? This is going to get better. Don't do. He don't go anywhere. Sorry, they impolite to waive finger. But not in this case this gets better. I've got another tactical nuke to drop here. We gotta pay for the show today's show. Finally, brought to you by my buddies at love, these guys wax Rx boxes, my boxing in a couple of boxes this stuff. What's wax Rx? I'd only I don't use stuff. I can't use them my family, and I wouldn't use on my family, and I don't use stuff. I don't like I certainly don't advertise stuff. 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So let's just tie up where we've been and then we can move on to my final takeaway, which I promise is going to bake your bagels. All right. Take away number one raise the loss. 'cause the new FBI director. He sold us out on Capitol Hill yesterday by giving the one Senator who needed an out the Ouchi needed. I wouldn't use the term spying. Then says why personally don't have any evidence? You know, what will I personally didn't meet Jesus Christ? But I believe in them. I mean, what is this an article of faith, you personally, don't have the evidence. Secondly, Ray redact s- a document. We just found from a State Department official personally redact Ray, right? His operation. He's the FBI director a key component of a passage where we now know steel met with the State Department and his political ties were revealed. We now know Lisa page one of the investigators on the Rothe admits on the wrote that she's aware of steel working with other entities. But she seems confused by his relationship with the C I A who starts this investigation. Brennan by pushing the FBI to open up a law enforcement case because the can't do that they have no law enforcement authority by going up to Capitol Hill briefing. Harry Reid on information. They unquestionably got from Steele. But didn't tell the FBI about why. Because when the FBI gets the information from steel as paid source later on even though he tells the State Department, he's a political operator the FBI can then pretend they're shocked say. What she say. I don't think they're shocked. I mean, I don't think they pretend I think there are genuinely shocked that they got duped by this idiot. Brennan. If they just would have done basic due diligence and scrub the lists in advance. They would have figured out that the FBI and the CIA we're not corroborate each other. They were using the same guy. Now is Brennan's little CYA on TV I didn't see the dossier until December. December. Oh, that's conveniently after October. Now, does it make sense? Renan probably didn't see the dossier. Right. No. What he saw was steals information. The dossier was handed off to the political people. It's the same stuff. Please. Tell me that makes sense playing a word game with you. I didn't see the dossier. Did you talk to Christopher Steele? That's a different story. I plead the fifth. It. This is frustrating. Just declassified this stuff. Sorry. I didn't lose my job. I'm just really. Whole thing pisses me off, man. Declassify this ready enough of this dance? Brennan's do these idiots. Hey, look, we've got information. You better open up a case, Harry Reid. Tell them to open up a case they opened up a case based on the information. This steel guy appears they start paying them like wall. Look at this. Joe he saying the same thing we were told by the way. Oh, crazy. How that happens? Yeah. Page. Why didn't know the was using? Maybe you should've scrub the list before the election. Do your job damaged. Here's the last takeaway, sorry tease. This thing to death. From John Solomon's piece last year. There's a very suspicious appointment made by the FBI. The F B I points liaison official to the Trump transition team after they start working on scrubbing the lists of informants, but they make a very suspicious appointment, and the investigators seem very concerned about who this guy is who's going to be just to be clear. Joe this is the FBI official who's going to be assigned tasked to the Trump transition team quoting John Solomon's piece as the President-elect Trump gear to take over the FBI made another move that has captured investigators attention John Solomon, never says anything without a hint of big impropriety. It named an executive with expertise in the FBI's most sensitive surveillance equipment to be a liaison to the Trump transition. Wow. Solomon goes on on its face that seems odd technical surveillance nerds aren't. Normally the first picks for Plum, political assignments, even odder the FBI counter intelligence team worried about scrubbing the list, by the way, running the Trump Russia probe seem to have an interest in the appointment. Why would John right that you think John just got bored? At the end of the story was like, you know, what let's cue up the teddy, Robin machine drop a coin and just throw a little extra there. New Solomon should be up for Pulitzer. I'm not kidding. Now does the recent revelation about how Peter stroke implicitly in his office was married to Mike Pence's old chief of staff and the FBI text. We discuss Joe what a week two weeks ago about how these FBI investigators. Are texting each other about potentially using their contacts to get a source inside the presidential transition team? Oh, I have information I'll mushroom breaking it here. I know other people who've broke it, but I can confirm it for you here. Technical surveillance sweeps outside listen to what I'm telling you. I'm going to repeat this again. This is a ding, ding, ding, pay attention moment. All right. I'm gonna confirm this for you. The FBI has a contact. The spouse of a high ranking person inside the vice president's office, they're texting each other about using those ins to get some information from the transition team while they're reporting and FBI official oddly who has surveillance capabilities is a tech nerd to be the liaison to the transition team. I'm confirming for you. Now that technical surveillance. Sweeps were done of the White House after an outside of their normal protocols. You don't get it. Do you? So the FBI appoints technical surveillance nerd to a political spot in the liaison team, while they're emailing each other later on back and forth about developing sources inside the White House to us because they're married to people in the FBI. The secret service and others technical security division, probably in conjunction with walk. The White House communications agency. Then feels the need afterwards to do with weep for protesting potential listening devices in and around the Oval Office. Confirm. Outside of their normal sweeps because I'm dead. I know what the liberals will say the secret service in them sweep for listening devices. All the thought they do why were they doing extra sweeps, by the way? Plan that freakin ship, bro. Let me leave you today with a little gem from our old boy up Chuck Schumer. Who knows exactly what happened here? This is Chuck Schumer tell Rachel Maddow. Exactly. Why all of this went on? And I'll see you all tomorrow, you take on the intelligence community. They have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you. You're darn right. See you tomorrow. You just heard the Dan Bongino show. You can also get Dan's podcast on itunes. 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How the Biden Administration Can Make the U.S. a Global Leader on LGBTQ Rights
"How the biden administration can make the us a global leader on lgbtq rights by mark gevisser geezer is the author of the pink line journeys across the world's queer frontiers in this the first pride month of the post trump era. Us embassies the world over have been told that they may once more fly. The rainbow flag a symbolic assertion forbidden by the past administration of support for lgbtq. I writes the trump administration pushed back against these rights domestically particularly were they involved transgender people and turned its head away from any human rights agenda abroad now. President joe biden has recommitted himself to this agenda and a new act is before congress as the us prepares to reassume its role as the global leader in promoting human rights lgbtq. I plus rights must be a top priority. Said jean shaheen democrat new hampshire on the senate floor earlier this month. Senator shaheen was introducing the globe greater leadership overseas for the benefit of equality acts legislation. That will commit the us to promoting and defending these rights globally in the same week around the world. The following happened in hungary. The parliament passed a law banning the promotion of homosexuality and transgenderism in schools and on television which it equated to pedophilia in ghana. Twenty one activists were finally released on bail after having been held for three weeks on a trumped up charge of unlawful activity in guatemala. The country's leading transgender activists andrea. Gonzales was killed the thirteenth such merger. This year despite having asked the police for protection indo-pakistan a self-governing region of russia. Police kidnapped to two year old columnist. Tara mova from a woman's shelter and returned her to her family in chechnya where she had been held captive and been physically abused. As part of ongoing anti-gay violence can american laws or policy. Do anything about any of this at all. These are the questions being asked by both activists and administration officials now that the us has committed itself officially to a pro lgbtq rights policy. There are no easy answers the. Us certainly has heft politically and financially. It can use the soft power of diplomacy and the harder power of carrots and sticks focused aid funding that supports lgbtq activists and communities and where appropriate sanctions or the withdrawal of aid leaving aside the ethical questions of whether a superpower has such rights of interference there are technical ones to given that lgbtq rights is seen in many parts of the world as a colonial western imposition that threatens traditional values and cultural sovereignty. Ill conceived public action from the. Us could backfire as it has. In the past the hungarian president viktor orban would love nothing. More than a broadside against his new law from washington dc it would prove is very point. Which is that. Hungary needs to be protected from the meddling perversity of the western world and if president biden publicly insisted that his ghanaian counterpart now kufo auto take action to decriminalize sexual acts domestic politics would likely compel kufo affirm american ally to assert his country's african values against u. s. imperialism hungarian or ghanaian. Lgbtq i- activists could be branded as foreign agents corrupted by western influence as has happened in countries like russia and egypt. They could become even more vulnerable if as has happened in other african countries ages withdrawn. Lgbtq i people could be accused of causing economic hardship for the whole country. The events that preceded the arrests of the twenty-one one ghanaians demonstrate. Just how tricky. This territory is in late january the organization. Lgbt plus rights ghana opened. Its new offices and community center in accra. The first such physical space ever in ghana. The opening ceremony was attended by several foreign ambassadors including the australian high commissioner who made a speech in support of lgbtq rights wisdom k. Beverley who runs the alliance for equality and diversity. A coalition of lgbtq organizations in ghana told me that the media coverage of the event caused a public and debate as never before in his country in parliament. The foreign diplomats were lambasted in parliament for interfering in ghanaian affairs. In early february president biden released. A memorandum on advancing. Lgbtq i- rights around the world. The ghanaian foreign minister shirley i o core botchway shot back that while america is one of our strongest friends the ghanaian laws criminalizing unlawful carnal knowledge were supreme and that is what we adhere to a few days later the lgbt plus rights ghana offices were raided and shut down this generated some international protests including a letter signed by prominent people of ghanaian descent living abroad including the actor address. Elba the supermodel. Naomi campbell and the british vogue editor edward and in full. It was in this heightened atmosphere stoked by an evangelical christian lobby that gains its ideology from right wing american christian groups that a paralegal training was raided by police in. May it seems to have been a planned. Operation members of the media accompanied them and state. Prosecutors were waiting at the local court for the sixteen women and five men arrested. Although there are clearly no legal grounds for their prosecution. They were denied bail three times and held for over three weeks. The action is clearly a form of intimidation aimed at discouraging further. Lgbtq mobilization and pandering to ghana's religious right wing lobby. Beverly told me. as elsewhere. Ghanaian activists usually prefer silent diplomacy from foreign missions. Such action played a part in finally getting the accused bail but now the charges need to be dropped badly said and towards this end a public statement would be very helpful particularly given that the accused were denied their constitutional rights to association in a country that trumpets it's liberal democracy. This message has been transmitted to washington. Dc but despite president biden's commitment to swift and meaningful united states responses to human rights abuses of lgbtq. I plus persons abroad. There has been nothing more than a we are monitoring the situation statement mark bromley. Who runs the council for global equality a coalition of american. Lgbtq organizations lobbying in the foreign policy arena believes that this is not nearly enough programs. Supporting the ghani and police should be reevaluated. In a way that makes it clear that ghana cannot arrest lgbtq. I human rights defenders without suffering diplomatic consequences and the country's invitation to a big international summit for democracy next year should definitely be transferred to the questionable column. Bromley also believes that the us should take stronger action concerning the killings of lgbtq activists in the northern triangle of central america guatemala honduras and el salvador the week before andrea gonzalez's murder the vice president khama harris had visited the country on her first state visit given that harris clearly cares personally about these issues witness her participation in dc pride. We hope she will personally raise this. Killing in a way that emphasizes the scale of the problem across the region bromley said beyond words. There is a lesson to be learned from an obama era initiative support for a special unit. Set up to investigate trans murders and other gender based violence in honduras. The results were lackluster. few convictions. Many loose ends. The host government must be a willing partner rather than a passive recipient of aid says bromley and to this end the. Us must invest the political capital to get the police and the judicial system to accept the need for accountability without the political will or at least the political acquiescence of senior officials. Funding and training will not do much will the globe act facilitate the investment of such capital. Should it be passed. The legislation will make it mandatory for the state department to appoint a special envoy for lgbtq. I human rights and to document human rights abuses and discrimination it will also restrict entry in the us for foreigners responsible for the abuse and murder of lgbtq. I people while making it more equitable for lgbtq. I refugees to get asylum in the country. The bill provides legal diplomatic and financial tools to advance human rights for lgbtq. I persons globally says bromley but he cautions that these measures will remain just that tools unless the us government uses its political and muscle without these raising the rainbow flag over embassies could remain little more than an empty symbolic gesture. One that does nothing to offset the allegation of american imperialism with significant substantial positions. That might actually make a difference in people's lives. The challenge lies in using this muscle with more humility than senator shaheen's well-intentioned comments suggest in stepping back from the hubris of being the global leader in promoting human rights while such sentiments might lead to the allocation of more resources or support. Back home. they are said with a tin ear. They draw unnecessary fire from those who would stake their own. Positions against american hegemony the kind of multilateral approach developed during the obama. Years and signalled by president biden in his memorandum might be more productive. The obama administration tried to negotiate this terrain carefully. The president himself chose his words with characteristic caution in precision when asked on state visits to africa what he thought of his hosts anti-gay laws and at the united nations ambassador samantha. Power was all but invisible on the issue despite playing a key behind the scenes role instead. Latin american countries took the lead in the upcoming years. Such balance will need constant maintenance as more countries criminalize homosexuality in southern africa and the caribbean or legalize. Same sex marriage in latin america and now east asia the us and other progressive states will find new allies. Meanwhile in embassies themselves high profile pride events can draw the wrong kind of attention. This happened for example in pakistan in twenty eleven. Just two months. After osama bin laden had been assassinated nearby. An influential cleric lost no time in equating the so called war on terrorism with cultural terrorism. Far more effective has been the kind of sanctuary. Us embassies of quietly provided from relief funding to physical space to activists under threat from the police or the state in some countries diplomats have also very effectively brokered connections on the ground between lgbtq activists and other organizations or religious organizations to help fold. This often popular. 'cause into broader civil society initiatives. Some activists would argue that. You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs and that the us and other western powers should ignore the cultural imperialism accusation. And just do what is right. You can also argue correctly that local activists do not always talk with one voice in russia. One arm of the movement has insisted on the provocation of an annual pry demonstration while another prefers to work within the broader human rights community but it has always been the job of a foreign service to figure out which voices to listen to. And how the challenge of a human rights based approach is to ascertain out what is in the best interests of a local. Lgbtq community rather than the american state ultimately the only way out of the foreign agent bind for lgbtq activists from countries such as ghana or russia or hungary is for them to talk for themselves more than anything the foreign policy of a country such as the us needs to facilitate amplify this.
Ep. 282 | Will the U.S. leave thousands of Afghan translators behind?
"This is wto p. Original podcast from podcast. One coming up in this episode of target usa. My name is john local angus for finchley concession. In layman's terms. John's job is a translator and he worked for the us military in afghanistan. And here's the reason why he's on this program. The taliban has killed more than three hundred people who helped the us during the war in afghanistan tens of thousands have been waiting for years for special visas to come to the us but time may be running out for them. We know from the last state department report. There are eighteen thousand applicants. James muir volva is a us military veteran and board chair of no one left behind and all volunteer organization working to get afghans. Who helped the us during the war and their families out of afghanistan before the taliban can get to them and eighteen thousand is only a small part of the real number. That number does not include family members so the eighteen thousand number. Four you get around seventy seventy five thousand people. Bureaucracy is the reason for the delay coming up on this edition of target. Usa national security. Podcast from wto in washington dc. This is target usa. Russia could render huge arm to this country north korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the united states terraced. Dc is repeatedly mentioned someplace they would like to see can attack cyber criminal successful america as a target on. Its back and on this program. We investigate the threats. The people behind them the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target. Usa the national security podcast. I'm jay jay dream. I want you to listen to something in just a moment but first i want to set it up for afghanistan that has been the scene of a war between the us. The taliban for more than two decades but that landscape there has been the center of war for much longer than that you can go back to the eighteen hundreds in afghanistan and find a place that's called in history books the graveyard of empires so a lot of was at stake with this war. The us was involved in and in order for the us to make a go of it. They needed some help. They needed people on the ground could help them. Contractors interpreters spines guides for trails. They needed a lot of things and some people stepped up to help the us. And so what. I want you to listen to is one of those people who stepped up. This is from an interview that i did while on a military imbed in afghanistan in two thousand nine. Okay let me start by getting you to give me your name. Your job title and Who you work for. My name is john. And i'm a local language or zaba financially concession team. Okay john Did you grow up in this neighborhood in this area. Yes i grew up in sao and in the in the price of candidates so How did you get involved in Working as a translator linguist have certain organisition day announced that they need interpreter. And i was entrusted on that position and then i put my petition and then they called me after interview. They had me. Why do you do it first. Time in you know to help and support my country my family and improve the language and learn new skills and new thing. There is danger though. Of course it is dangerous as full of challenges. But still since. I was interesting in this thing since i was interested in this career. So that's why. I liked it to start our work in this area. What is some of the toughest parts of the job some of the most challenging part the most challenging part in this job. Is you see that there is some intimidation threats. Those are the most problematic part of this job rather than that. And that's pretty much it. What's the best part this fi. You're helping out your pupil having funded with them talking to them. That's the best. I see the big smile to come to your face and ask you that question because it's talking to people. It's very good thing you near helping them. So that's a good thing. So how do you plan to do this or do you plan to move up and do something else What are your career plans. time being. I liked to work in this field and then later on of course you ashamed to improve our scaling. Get a good job of ahead. Bisque quality does my plans so as you know. The united states in the nato alliance are planning An increase in the troops and the war will probably intensify starting in the spring after the. Aw what kind of reaction have people. The local people who live here What kind of reaction have they given to that any so far that you talked to the people they they are optimistic. They are going to have more to because multiple provide more security since we have limited to. I mean in the area. There's lots of enemies activities. If you get more troops if you get more supporting more supply so of course they will get it off. All those tyler. Men and finally one day afghanistan will be prosperous against stayed stable. So how do they feel about the The government the karzai government. Everybody has their own opinion. At most people are optimistic. Most of the cars they ordered for karzai. Of course you know. The time is kind of alert a little bit of. There's lots of challenges. We had thirty thirty five years war in afghanistan. For the reason. It's gonna. It's going to take some time. No to bill again against aghanistan. So is there anything you want to add that. I haven't asked you about that. You think is important as people back at home we try to. We try to tell them about afghanistan and about this whole mission. First of all to say. Hi and still am i leading to everybody that i worked far and everybody that listening to this message. The thing is that we are addressing more support more aid because of wasn't able people are also if you get more support more help and we are. Optimistic are hoping that one day afghanistan we'd be prosperous and stable can thank you. Thank you. thank you so right now. John and people like john are in great peril because the us leaves afghanistan. The taliban is systematically hunting them down and killing them. I don't know what happened to john. I communicated with him for a little while after. I returned to the us from afghanistan but then lost contact. So i'm not sure what is situation is what you're about to hear. Next is some context. To how i met john was doing and what i was doing while we were in afghanistan. I want to give you may not remember and those of you who may never have known a glimpse at just how dangerous it was in afghanistan and still is even as the us leaves and leaves behind these contractors and interpreters. I believe out here. So last guys you'll be up front. It's about one o'clock in the afternoon here at forward operating base smart in southern afghanistan. Us military personnel are being briefed for foot patrol in the streets of kalat. I've been invited to come along as walking out there. Make sure you keep saying this is between each other which is five years keep a five year interval. Everyone here is armed with a nine millimeter and a semiautomatic long gun weapon except me and three interpreters. The interpreters of covered their faces to avoid being identified. I've been strongly reminded. This is a dangerous mission in contact with the enemy is possible. I contact my concealment. I returned fire. The team leader warns the members of the unit through some choice language. That if the enemy does fire upon us do not take any unnecessary risks. And i'll make decision on the ground as to whether we expe peel back here from other. Go inside out. Hunker down or Rush enemy most likely will not be rushing the enemy as we head out the gate. The briefing saint said. And i'm reminded why here it was an invitation from the air force to accompany them on a mission that originated from andrews air force base to afghanistan to observe their efforts in the heart of hostile territory to prevent friendly fire incidents. Falcon view is being huge for us. Captain travis. Grandma's house key is an intelligence officer for the provincial reconstruction team in zabul province. I mean it's. it's an entirely new capability. It's giving us a new mission with mapping project and really will help us get a better understanding of how to develop this city just helping not only the tactical but also the strategic perspective not only falcon view. Good for calling in airstrikes. But it's good for guiding convoys in one occasion. We were going out to a place we've never been before we didn't know where the road was. So we will use falcon imagery to plot a flat area. Terrain turned out to be a goat track. But it worked for our vehicles chocolate. That's another reason why airstrike accuracy is imperative out here the innocent children that chase you down the street holding your hand asking for toys and for sweeps. That was then two thousand nine. This is now two thousand twenty one the. Us is drawing down its forces in afghanistan and the people who've worked with the us in afghanistan are in limbo because many of them are waiting on special visas that were promised to them that would allow them to leave afghanistan and come to the us. Eighteen thousand are officially on record as petitioning for visas. But you need to multiply that by more than just that number because that just represents the one person who's put in the petition that doesn't say anything else about anything or anyone connected to him. This is a messy situation than to tar to understand why it's happening and how it's happening so in order to gain some understanding of this we spoke with james aldus. He's a us military veteran and he's also the board chair of no one left behind. We've been hearing a lot recently about afghanistan and the course the us draw down in afghanistan and they're bringing all the equipment all the troops home and they're going to be out pretty soon but they're they're they're our partners. Who were there. A lot of people who did Some very difficult and important work for the us military in nato who are afghans are being left. Give some brief background. And then i've got a couple of questions. I'd like to ask you sure actually so. I got involved in organizations when i worked to bring over my afghani interpreter. I deployed with the army on. I was in iraq in two thousand eighteen thousand nine where i worked with interpreters there and then i went to afghanistan. Two thousand eleven two thousand twelve. That's where i met my interpreter. Holid- incredible partner a much more than just a lingual a linguist translator a cultural adviser. A mentor He really was the reason for our success. In our specific mission and long story short i came back to the united states in two thousand twelve started helping him with his special immigrant visa. Or what will talk about as the siv application that's meant. It was meant to be a streamlined process for those individuals who stood shoulder to shoulder with a united states forces in global terrorism. I'll give you a little bit more history after that long story short haul it had a certificate of appreciation from at the time. Us ambassador to afghanstan james cunningham. She had six polygraphs to get on the base that he all he passed. So i'm thinking that this guy should breeze right through the fourteen step process and for your listeners readers. Jj if they want to know more about the fourteenth step process there's a two thousand fourteen episode by the one and only john oliver dedicated to this The bureaucratic morass. This process was again. doesn't fourteen and it's only gotten worse so luckily for us I worked with as known left behind. Learn how to reach out to members of congress and center. Canes office from here in virginia was just wonderful they followed up state department everyday or every ninety days for about a year and holidays case broke loose. He got your successfully with his family in two thousand sixteen. Okay adly. that's a standard case. Where a three and a half years navigate the process. Okay and that's that's that is sad because it's only supposed to take about nine months understand at the max. Let me ask you a few questions. you know. I've been embedded before on several occasions with the military end. Have been to afghanistan three times and Recall being in kalat diamonds ebola province with some folks on the army air force etcetera in nato and These interpreters and these these these partners from afghanistan were just absolutely brilliant. Very very helpful. Give us briefly some idea. How many of these folks there are out there. That need these visas. That were helpful That are sort of standing in dissuading. Yes thank you. Numbers are important so when this program started initially i in iraq and then expanded against and it was only supposed to be fifty visas per year but based on the need especially in afghanistan since two thousand nine has been The congress has appropriated roughly four thousand visas. Give or take sometimes. It's a little bit less this year. We're asking for a lot more At the height of two thousand eleven there were according to the congressional research service. Approximately fifty thousand contractors providing interpreter and translation abilities to our military in both theaters. Think about that. So that's about twenty five thousand employed personnel just in afghanistan alone which brings us to today so we know from the last state department report. There are eighteen thousand applicants and it's very critical for for you and your listeners. Jj to know that number one the siv process. That's a special immigrant visas. The process by law does not fall under the refugee cap there. It's completely separate. So that's good so you hear all these conversations about the refugee cap. It doesn't apply to a military interpreters with that. The second point i want to make. Is that the Ah visa one visa accounts for work. The primary applicant so it does not include with that number does not include family members. So when i say there's eighteen thousand applicants currently waiting for the embassy and the state department to process their these applications that really multiply by four. You get around seventy seventy five thousand people once you include family members who are kind of in limbo and have been in this weird gray area for many many years and that is indeed a sad situation and something that that needs to be addressed so Just if you would drill down on what exactly briefly. What exactly is the holdup. Yeah so again. Fourteen step process the visas balanced between ready for. I'll do this quickly Kabul to dc dc to nebraska nebraska. The national visas center back to the applicant. Back to the embassy blah blah. It's it's very cumbersome Paper-based time intensive process where are redundant security screenings as mentioned. My interpreter had base access and even polygraphed that that information set is not used by state. That's a dod data set. Same with the biometrics up until recently we just learned that the dod was sharing now sharing your biometric so The burden of proof is on the applicants who provide a letter of recommendation from the us supervisor and a verification letter of employment from their employer. The reality is that many of an jj has as you noted overseas. Maybe you had interpreters working directly with you there now reaching out two years later saying sir i. I need a letter of recommendation. Do you remember me or trying to find you. A perfect example of how just a mess. This is as most of the military over the last twenty years had a very standardized email. Right i dot middle initial that last name. At army dot mil the dod migrated everyone over to enterprise email with has a different nomenclature so now all these afghans are reaching out to their contacts but with the wrong email. So we're telling people to go. These applicants look on facebook and linked dan. I and sadly there's only so much they can do unless a us supervisor vouches further quote unquote faithful and valuable service as they have to. They have to provide two years of that to qualify for the question. I was going to ask you is. What's the answer. But you sort of gotten into that already. But i'm i'm thinking there's more to this And you probably have some suggestions for the us government and perhaps the military on how to improve One the speed the of this process and also to make clear that people understand why these people desperately need to get out yes so let's start with the last question i they're being hunted So no one left behind undertook a research on our own because the department of defense and the department of state do not track numbers of casualties or the numbers of Interpreters hired during all of this. I mean it really is it really highlights that our allies were an afterthought for twenty years and luckily they are now on the front pages. But we're very worried that it might be too late so Knowing that behind undertook research went through six years of emails and last year facebook messages because facebook cuts you off after that and we identified over three hundred. Instances and these are just anecdotes that we've heard from the applicants themselves from interpreters on the ground in afghanistan so we're only talking afghanistan Three hundred instances of family members interpreters being killed because of their affiliation with the united states. we documented this. And we got a spreadsheet. We've got all as much information as we've been provided we gave that to the state department office inspector general for their twenty twenty report to congress last year. This is important because a year ago and june the report came out. It went to the major armed services foreign affairs judiciary committee's in both chambers and one of the top recommendations was to increase the staff here in dc by fifty people. So we're very happy. That secretary blinken has taken that step. It only took a year. But at least it's it's the first of hopefully many steps again for your listeners. This is a very serious issue The big picture the broke last week. The iraqi p to program has been suspended indefinitely because of massive visa fraud. Roy is broke. The story and the the investigation was significantly bigger than white Was initially described by the indictments in january. So there is a very real concern that security vetting be done correctly improperly. The sap process is technically the fastest process for anyone in these high risk countries to come to the united states so our effort our what. We're encouraging the department of state and the department offense to lean in and helped the department state with is to add more People we know there was a surge of employers to the embassy earlier this month Same with End by were able to do over sixteen hundred visas last spring. That report still hasn't come out yet. But investor wilson did explain this In the press and the thing is npr last week as well so we know there's progress with more hands on deck from as a nonprofit. We are inundated with requests from veterans. Who are saying. Let me help the investigations. Let me help. i'm already cleared. Let let me volunteer. And we haven't gotten that offer yet so it's a very frustrating dynamic where we have. We have the surge of interest. We know what's needed. We understand the rules and the and the mission of why the fourteen steps need to be there. We're working with congress to eliminate some of those steps but we're also recently clock. Jj and we're keeping an eye on the july fourth nato withdrawal date and seeing how rs yeah Lasting while i was there i met a couple of interpreters and communicated with them for a little while and then we sort of lost touch and i have no idea what happened to them and i would love if i am able to to be able to do something to help them or any of these other folks that are you know in need of someone to verify whatever not that my vote would count but i can certainly say i sent you a couple of doc ya picture and sent you a couple of Links to some coverage that. I did of the people while the time that i was there. Not not the particular people but You know this is something that i think. A lot of people would like to help so Please let me know how i can help in. I can find other people. Perhaps who can help will thank you. Jj right now. We're putting the pressure on the senate senator. Shaheen has been a wonderful advocate she. She stood up the afghan allies protection. Act the late senator mccain back in two thousand nine and she's been fighting for our allies ever since. So we're in your twelve additionally. Jj your listeners. A light cbs bite. We have a tv show. It's called the united states of al and the main character is an afghan translator The whole plot is about a marine resettling his afghan interpreter in ohio. And it just got renewed a for a second season. It's made by the big bang theory team. We've been partnering with them to raise awareness of this i. I'm humbled so. I mentioned the veterans reaching out. We've gotten Emails and letters from people all over the country and we had no idea. How can i adopt a family. Can they can come live with me. I mean it really is very humbling but a adoption and being a sponsor is not part of the process. So we're trying to give senator Shaheen as much support as possible. Your listeners can visit. Www dot no-one left dot org. You can tweet. Email your centers with a few clicks and learn how you can get more involved and jj. I just look those pictures that i can just. That's the same experience i had. You know it's it's a moral obligation. I'll just close on this and let you know General portrays has a great quote. He says on an age where we landed a rover on mars in seven months. It's ridiculous that we can't move paper seven thousand miles out of our allies. It's true it is true thing so we encourage everyone listening to you to lead in Give us give your voice. Keep telling these stories and together. We'll keep our moral obligation to our allies. Yeah end i'll be straightened. Just close out this way This is a very very very serious situation And you know it's good that we're mobilizing people in alerting people to the situation. Great that you have the tv show to push the awareness in that. We're doing this podcast. But today even as we speak there are people that are cowering in the shadows that are hiding. Their families are at risk And they need to be rescued. And i only say this. Not because i am Injecting opinion in this. But only because i covered this and was there and saw this firsthand. How serious the situation is for these folks. So mr moore of thank you very much for your time and Congratulations and on everything that you're doing and hopefully this will all work out for the best sooner than later. thank you. jj we'll keep pushing and in a big thank you to you for helping raise awareness and spreading the word. That's it for this episode of target. Usa coming up in our next episode. It was moving day this week for the national intelligence university. After fifty nine years in the department of defense it's now moved to the intelligence community. A wonderful thing to make an you at the icees university and that's our goal and supporting this transition so refer to it as the us is university for spies. 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Which is so unfair to the restaurant business into a lot of businesses. That have been really hurting. It's really disgraceful that alleges that legislature aiming to pass legislation that would extend some pandemic air restrictions to business residents such as cocktails to go expanded out door dining eviction protection for tenants now. A lot of businesses and response rent a post pandemic purgatory to quote a greg agreement. The president of newton needham regional chamber. He says why. Do business like this of the legislature. Why do this to these people. That's a very good question. We'll give you the number later to call the legislature your local legislator and complain but meanwhile we're taking your calls asking you what does lifting the state of emergency mean for you. Eight seven seven three. Oh one eight nine. Seven o eight seven seven three zero one eight nine seven. Oh symbolically desist have resonance to you practically. Does it affect you. If you're a tenant or landlord or a restaurant owner or smith small business owner do you feel free. You feel on more or do you still feel sense of. I'm leaving my my house without my clothes on when you go out without your without your mask. Give jim we're here. He'd be heartened to know that the that the salad bar at lambert's in dorchester has now reopened. Now we heard about the lynnfield whole foods. Hot bar. I'm not aware if whole foods is opened the hot bar everywhere else but man. Jim brady's life would be tripping the light fantastic today if he where he is right now. It must be at the hot bar. That's correct but we still don't know eviction thing is obviously a huge question for people who have been operating with this moratorium on evictions for months and months now the surge pricing thing. Where these terrible gouge these grub hob in these. They're ripping off these restaurants. Something horrible so think about that. If you're opening your ordering from restaurant and you can't get yourself. They're taking like a thirty percent off the price of what you just ordered. It's outrageous and the legislature. And they do this all the time. This doodle donald about this. So how has your life changed well i. It's it's fast. I think actually when when everything first started opening up. I thought i don't know how i'll be ready to do it. It just seems to nerve wracking. But i i think very quickly. I've started to feel more and more comfortable a couple of times now. I've got left the car without even having mask on me. Which is it's just unbelievable. Thinking that where i was a couple of weeks ago but As you start to feel more comfortable going into some places. And i should say that as we've just been coming on the air. The governor is giving a vaccination update saying this state has passed four million people here who are fully vaccinated with four point. Seven million people getting at least. They're i stowed dose. And i d. I'm sure you probably do the same thing you look for those vaccination rates every day and the newspaper. And you see the positivity rate here in massachusetts practically tiny now so it's easier to feel more comfortable and start to realize that life is going to continue so we want to know what your experience is. Apparently the dive bars have had a big comeback jarred glowing surprise. Yeah i went to. The midway cafe wants in jamaica plan. I wouldn't call the dive bar. But i guess they have cheaper liquor. Whatever but i. I think it's pretty nice place in jamaica plain talking about how lots of people love to go to these little dive bars with the beer is chief of wreath crown on top of one another. Sometimes it could be music in there. Sometimes there isn't those are back reopened. Now you can be right on top of each other the bartender. There said he was exhausted after his first night behind the bar because he hadn't been used to serving so many customers and being there so long so what has changed. Do you can go back to the dive bars. It's that's your thing if you go to the hospital or you go to the doctor's office everybody. There is still messed up and they talked to a to. I think she was a nurse or an icu employees. Anyway at mass general talking about how the pandemic had been so traumatic for her because of course she'd seen all this terrible suffering and loss of life that she wasn't ready To be whipping offer her mask and throwing it up in the air If some people did at the stroke of midnight when the mask mandate Ended another people just who've been equally traumatized not ready to just throw caution to the wind but others among us just can't wait to get out there. That's been the big reconciliation. Don't you is we. We heard so much talk about the roaring twenties and just the joy that came out of trauma and it was going to be like to experience life and fully embrace life again and then now that it's happened. I think we're we're all carrying a lot of loss carrying a lot of sadness. Life has changed a lot and realize life were walking back into or we thought we might dance back into or on a bar back into just isn't quite happening so there is a big adjustment that needs to happen here. There's a lot of as i say. Reconciliation that has to happen about which has occurred over the last year. And then how we move forward and how we continue to move forward safely. I think that's the other concern is. Your rates are low. But we're aware of all these variants roaming around the world. I don't mean to be the jared downer here but it's ok jad you can be the judge. I mean there's a lot of people are feeling they talk about the scope south in two different worlds. The ingraham central square in cambridge mass was that about. I guess because it's cambridge. Everyone's very cautious in cambridge. Those raw gems neighbors but other places. People are less cautious. That's a generalization of course on in cambridge but even though the legislatures ineptitude once again they're in their inexplicable delays Have heard a lot of people here. The outdoor dining expires not for sixty days. So they have sixty days To get this organiz so that restaurants which have built these kind of mini outdoor restaurants with roofs in many cases and and beautiful plants and flowers won't prettier since last year. I've noticed they've really. They've really improved you kind of sitting out there in the middle of the sidewalk with the exhaust fumes. Going with this whole thing. How does that pair with your spaghetti carbonara. Exactly but now. They've got the so so that they're not expiring today. Thank goodness because that would really put these restaurants in a terrible place. So hopefully are mostly inept. Legislature will get his act together Very very soon to end this uncertainty and telehealth this question about extending those benefits for telehealth were. You weren't getting charged in some cases for therapy appointments your insurance company or somebody was picking it up right and there's a whole issue. You're talking about uber. Lift before There was a ban on surge pricing which ended which was lasting all throughout the pandemic so that people couldn't necessarily be taken advantage of but a lot of people if you've tried to get an uber or lift over the last couple of months. It's near impossible. Hide something close. Somebody described as an extreme sport. I tried to go on yesterday in the rain. That was impossible. they just don't exist anymore. So people are wondering if the surge price ban ends and people feel that they can make some money again but all of those lift uber drivers seemed to have completely disappeared. I will say that everything is back. I was in harvard square last night. Looking for some dinner A couple of friends and we couldn't find it. We were so hard pressed to find someplace. That was open a monday night in harvard. Square in what is pretty close to summer. Couldn't we we ended up. I think one choice we ultimately had had to go for dinner. It was unbelievable. Eight seven seven three zero one. Eighty seven is the number of bp are w. g. b. h. Dot org is the email you can tweet us at boston. Public radio start with sharon in the car. Thanks for calling sharon i. I'm not willing to take my mask off yet. Because of the weekend. I'll grandson ended up in the hospital. He was running a fever of almost two hundred and four. He had a lot of congestion. We were terrified that he contracted kobe. But thank god. He tested negative for that But he was play in a playground and he had been wearing his basketball on but they said know. You didn't have to wear it outside. So we think he contract is something from maybe some other kid that was in the playground. Whatever but my point is. I'm not willing to take my mask off yet. Because it's still a lot of germs out there a lot of viruses that we could still contract other than covid and i'm fully vaccinated but you know the other day. It was just dropping shop and everybody had their mask off. They'll probably four of us with go. But i don't care i'm just i'm gonna wear it. I'm gonna wear it until i feel comfortable not wearing it. Will you know one of the things we've been reading. Is that because we've all been masked up for so long that the flu has there wasn't nearly the terrible infections from the flu this year or cold that for that matter so i guess now we can look forward to okay. We didn't maybe some of us escape komen most of us did thank goodness escape covert but we all maybe soon getting getting colds and flu or some kind of respiratory infection Grandson china. thank you very much for the call. I mean that is kind of the downside of this. You know our hand washing masking to keep us from getting Endless calls all winter. You wonder how it's happening too because it means the yeah. We're all letting our guard down. Not wearing a mask is one thing but it does the hand washing in kind of still keeping a distance and wear to our handshakes back. I feel like they come back already. Be interested to know from people. How many of you feel comfortable shaking hands. I don't know what's happened to be about handshaking. I almost feel like it's exchanging bodily fluids. Jared hands in your pocket right dell. That's what i find myself doing. Somebody's presidents catch your hand. Because i don't have them available right now gloucester. Thank you for calling. Hi john my hi My situation is that. I am self-employed piano teacher musician. Here in gloucester and when coded head About a third of my business walked out the door and said we'll see you when you're back in person. Oh gosh yeah. And so I got onto the ua insurance Pandemic unemployment assistance. And i collected part time commensurate with you know i tried to calculate commensurate with what i had lost and of course i got the benefit of the extra money At the time. The six hundred a week and i didn't i pretty much tried to save most of it into the bank and thank god. I did my mom and july Went into hospice with me At home oh stage. Four cancer And thankfully she's given you know weeks to live thankfully thank god she actually is still with us and all that money i saved And the money. I'm still getting the extra three hundred. I'm using to pay for aids privately and You know i would go right out and look for a job you know doing whatever except i need to be home and the only times i go out is when some ways there or someone's my brother sit her so julie. You're not really having the enjoyment here because you've got your mother's being ill and your own business being impacted even though you are semi some money. You're not really in the salvatori place. It sounds like at this particular moment. Correct yea except when i can get somebody to come over e- or on paying for an aide and you know we have church picnic and first time. I've seen my church since you know. Sixteen months ago and i went but it's really like cinderella midnight. You know i looked at my watch and say okay. I gotta go. Yeah and it is part I'm very concerned. I don't know what happens with the state of emergency as far as collecting. And like i said you know i. I haven't been able to advertise what you have to do. As a self employed person for anything and it's hard to advertise course goldman. You know i was able to teach some of my students bill Which was kind of weird. Yeah we're going we're going to do. What is your understanding when the unemployment going to see if our staff double check this. Because i don't know what the status is in massachusetts of the unemployment thing and we can have one of our staff people check and see exactly when as but very quickly. When does it. when does it end for you. as far as you know well The i think when By demand the law that went through the recipe plan in september. But i don't even know being lifted now because of the state of emergency. And should i keep filing because i still am part time unemployed. Okay we will we will. We will look into this and try to get an answer for you so keep so keep listening. I should have checked out myself before. And i didn't. I'm not sure what the status is of the employment in massachusetts and and Nationwide i know a lot of places around the country. They've ended it already with theory that everybody should you know is home eating bon-bons instead of going to work which i don't think is the case for ninety percent of the people anyway. Our number's eight seven. Seven three zero one eight nine seven zero eight seven seven three one eight nine seven. Are you kind of in a limbo like julius with family responsibilities worrying about your ability to make a living or you like the people in the bar and the globe. Who the moment. It's clock ticked down through their mass and the with the west point graduation ceremony all the cadets throwing their mess in the air that kids in college throwing their their mortar boards. In the air at graduation where are you in the state of Of the emergency situation. Four hundred and sixty two day state of emergency being over john from lebron. Thank you for calling. I think you're taking my call. I would like to reinforce the benefit of people wearing masks in washing their hands. Some you already mentioned. The flu just didn't exist last year. And there's the second virus i leave. Its acronym is our cd that normally every year kills thirty thousand people and it also jitney just last year but unfortunately this year in the south. It's already appeared normally appears in the fall and winter. But it's already rampaging through the south. Thousands of people are dying and it's very young children. Wait a minute wait a minute. Wait a minute. What is this called. If i've just read the article in these this week's communists it's virus I believe in akron is our cv. When you're people. Greek economists look it up and find great acronym But it's a it's a major virus that kills three thousand people a year. It kills young children and adults with you. compromised immune systems and. It's making a comeback in middle of summer and not a good sign. So i think by people wearing masks Those things will be health. Check john thank you very much for the call. A lot of people that are not seeming to be salvatori. All right the ticker the moment. I would i would say here. I think we continue to be cautious. We are talking about lifting the state of emergency in massachusetts after living under covert restrictions for four hundred and sixty two days for taking your calls asking what this means to you. The conversation continues on eighty nine seven. Gbh boston public radio just tuning in about lifting the state of emergency restrictions. Asking what this means for you. Are you restaurant owner. Who's living by the wims of the state legislature in wondering if they're gonna come to your aid and time or not. Are you a renter. Who doesn't know what this means for you if fiction protections aren't extended. Are you among the lucky who now feel an extra sense of freedom. Knowing that all of the guidelines we've been living by are gonna number is eight seven seven three zero one eight nine seven eight seven seven three zero one eight nine seven. Oh you can email us at pr w. g. b. h. Dot org one of our Favorite listeners art from west bridgewater says we also like a bunch of debbie downers quotes party. Mcferrin don't worry be happy you know but we don't talk too many happy people emailing so far. I have an email from lawyer calling for that matter from laurie. Who says you know. She's the little concerned she still has gone but she feels as though now because she wears her. Mass people are assuming she's one of those antiach sers someone's refusing to get vaccinated for whatever reason so she feels she feels a little weird she wants to that. Oh i i'm vaccinated. I just an accident that has gone anyway. I completely agree with that. Because i've worn my baskin and a lot of places to and i feel the looks. And i just think i don't care i don't care i'm doing this for me. I don't care what you think. It's nice to be able to get to that age where you can just have that conviction and just not care. Yeah i'm not there yet jared. I'm older than you. I'm not there yet. Maybe i need a mask with. If i feel uncomfortable like with a you know lori does with people assume that you vaccinate have been vaccinated for while little v. a little v. plus about like it'd be the the scarlet letter. I don't think you need to brand yourself. I right okay. We got a couple of updates. Sorry in regard to unemployment benefits. There's been no decision here in massachusetts about extending the unemployment benefits it's about ending them And we talk about this with jonathan gruber last week. The only state in new england that's ending them is new hampshire which will be june nineteenth. But you marjorie as the double vaccinated person have a chance to be a millionaire. Oh do tau yes. Bakers announcement for the state of massachusetts governor. Baker has announced that vaccinated people can enter this lottery for a chance to win a million dollar cash prizes. I think as you see gosh the rest of the country offering lottery prizes and you think that we we did it already. We did what we're supposed to getting our vaccinations. i guess. This is how they're addressing massachusetts the gold star state for having so many who elected Again you can just enter to win one of five. One million cash. Prizes and fully vaccinated residents between the ages of twelve and seventeen can enter a chance to win one of five three hundred thousand dollars scholarship grants. I love this. This is the opposite of what many other states are doing their urging the united with cash. Money this is kind of rewarding the vaccinators not the carrot. It's the carrot cake. It's the carrot cake. Exactly and of course. It has the alternative Purpose of getting people who are unvaccinated vaccinated. So they can enter for their one. Million dollar cash prize will good for the governor. That was a good thing that he did. I think nancy from braintree. You'd nervous wreck here. Are you going to give us some good news about the lifting of the four hundred sixty two day. Stay to emergency. Well actually. I m feeling very grateful. Today i was surprised how much that the closing of Gillette affected me During the past year of my uncle was treated for cancer twice we could get shots in Gillette's was able to get the money shot with him it it. It's been me relax. In a way that i could be a little three year with knowing that i was carrying. Say him and also be able to take a walk. And you also have a daughter who is heart-lung hostile and she still having a hard time but she's making it one feeling very grateful today. Hey nancy thank you very much for the call and and I guess you've got great reason to be grateful Thank you very much. I was a little bit about that too. And i saw the gillette news that there are administering the last time i went there five different times with both parents than for myself as well and it was just such a great experience one of the little highlights in this because they were so friendly. It was so easy And just You get your little selfie by the field. With both danny nice. Now i couldn't because there are their age difference. I couldn't get them in on the same day But it was just a lovely moment. And i had the same feeling. That was just happy thing that happened in this. Susan says my problems are over. Apparently someone has made that amass it says vaccinated and still masked black with white letters. Maybe i should investigate this other. We got that. I'm going to send away for right away. I'm just going to have the mask with the question on you. Guess i'm not telling you. Guess whether i'm wearing this because i've been vaccinated or not eight seven seven three. Oh one eight nine. Seven caitlyn providence. What's up with you hi So something that's interesting is here in rhode island. We've actually extended our state of emergency by another month and the reasoning from governor. It was that There's currently a bill on the way to extend the to go cocktails. Wanna pull the rug out. From under businesses which i think makes sense also does extend those insurance protections for tele telemedicine and whatnot. So i think. I kind of agree on the one hand. It's great to see everything opening up so quickly on the other hand. I think it's good to kind of take things one step at a time. Because otherwise you're you're kind of leaving people in the words whether it's with the You know the ranch or the cocktails like all of this stuff is it. All just goes away. I think it's going to cause some chaos well the legislature in massachusetts. I make off in one of my favorite subjects has a dragging its feet problem in general every year. We're up till three o'clock in the morning. Four o'clock in the morning trying to get the budget don few years these have toga parties up with the legislature instead of paying attention. What they were doing i mean to me. This is really a disgrace because the restaurant businesses have been so badly hurt that they can't get their act together to do what they need to do for the restaurants because if the restaurant if the outdoor dining thing weren't in effect for sixty more days then have to shut them down now. And i know that a lot of people that are in the anti alcohol. You know matt mothers against drunk driving in those addiction people are very upset about the To go hi. But i just don't see that as a real issue i mean. Why not. just go to the package store. I mean you're going to go to a restaurant and order a to go cocktail. Which is three times or four times. The price of what. It is the package store. And and that's gonna be your your route to deal with your alcohol problem. I just don't think that that's really the your it's the same. It's just going to the store and then you get to support your local business and they'll be nice. Craft cocktails for you by massachusetts is expected to take that up today. Hopefully there'll be some sort of resolution today. There's the dreaded conference committee. Jared where things just seemed to go to disappear and die and it's really creepy and i'm gonna go on a tangent here but because we have no better we we drag our feet just as much do you drag. If he'd just as much island caitlyn okay. We're still. We've been battling out the marijuana issue for years though. I feel you guys. Have you got some marijuana. Last semester in rhode island was the status. Nobody committee i guess just this week approved moving forward with it so indicates gonna go up for debate again. We've been on this road running around for years so i don't know but it seems like we're inching closer to it. It's kind of silly. 'cause i mean i'm not gonna say who but i know people who drive into massachusetts and get their we'd and come back to rhode island anyway. So what's the point of not doing it. That is an excellent point. Caitlyn thank you very much hanging there down in providence. We appreciate your call. I think we can squeeze in one more before we need to go. It's gonna be quick Where shall we go. Harry in quincy. I'm sorry how are we going to be quick. But what's up. Well the thing. I you know i have no plans on going back to normal being out of the office of the cubicle. And you know. I'm sixty years old. So now going back means they have to continue to all with all the people who got their degrees while sitting around and we all were just working. We all were just working for slave wages. It became apparent so should i propped up the rich anymore or should i just enjoy the rest of my time on the planet. I think i. I think you know if i've got food clothing and shelter. I think i'm good. Because i can go out and work in the film industry doing stuff it's like i'm having my late life. Midlife crisis living my Like my my college years for. I guess just run around and play. I think it's a fantastic thing. And we gotta go. We gotta go. But i love your attitude. That was a great call on a great way to end this segment. Thank you very much for calling. I didn't realize this was another college degree while we sat this out. But i do want to be harry when i grow up. He's he's great. thank you. Harry lost in translation. How pulling troops out of afghanistan is putting interpreters at risk and creating a moral catastrophe along the way. Paulina ronnie joins us for that conversation and more on eighty nine seven deviation. Boston public radio snuck back to boston. Radio jared bowen is in for jim brady in hilton lin. Manuel moran famously. Wrote that immigrants. Get the job done. In his latest film in the heights he returns to the themes of immigration. And how they're intertwined in the american experience joins the talk about the significance of this movie coming out amid an immigration crisis. Biden's moved to redirect water. A border wall funds an immigration judge shortage and other immigration headlines. Is he's the president and ceo of the national immigration forum. His latest book is there goes the neighborhood how communities overcome prejudice and meet the challenge of american immigration alley. Great to talk to you again. Thanks for joining us. Great thanks for having me. How are we gonna done well. I'm excited about in the heights. Millions of us are big fans of course of hamilton paid astronomical amounts of money to see say the best thing i've ever seen but tell us about this kind of transformation. I guess of in the heights. Which of course was the film. He made much earlier in his career. You know it's it's really interesting because In the washington post Aka sound of all strauss whose directors look of latino and latina studies at penn state. He kinda follows the process through which leann well wrote in the heights bringing back to nine hundred ninety nine when he first wrote the play actually wesleyan university And it actually didn't have really big immigration teams but as miranda continued to kind of polishes script update script. According to the times you know in the south head Of bakke he. He kind of lays out how the immigration debate became more. And more polarized which then kind of forced if you will or provided the opportunity for maranda to integrate immigration stories. So that in the height. Now you know it started as a kind of a low story if you will back in nineteen ninety nine and now the story about immigrants Immigration and integration into that states. What does it say. The fact that i can remember when hamilton came out. And everybody thought that was lin-manuel miranda's first musical. Yeah despite the fact that in the heights had come out on. Broadway had done very well with award. Winning had toured people. perhaps it didn't resonate as much it didn't grip people the same way. Of course i mean few shows do grip people the same way hamilton did but now people are very familiar with this show. Doing really really well. Because it's been released as a film. People can stream it. And so what's your interpretation of just how people are gravitating to this story which also some people are likening to the the story of west west side story years decades and decades ago and and how that changed popular culture i think as we went through the two thousand and you know the big immigration debates with two thousand six hundred two seven and quite frankly as the immigrant community is kind of diversify geographically across the country. I think you've seen you know the the public the american public understanding and kind of interest in immigration as an issue. Kind of track to you. Know the story being told Through in the heights And you know even in A hamilton you know one of the big applause lines as immigrants. Get the job done. I mean that'll tracks to obama. But also let's be honest also tracks to the way that trump vilified immigrants and immigration and miranda's work has really provided a different way for people to react to the politics of the moment member way back when when it was mike pence right that went to see hamilton. Remember what happened then when when the cast basically came out on the stage didn't correct me if i'm wrong ally but vilified pence didn't they well. They came out You know after after the curtain call. And i don't remember precisely what the what they said something along the lines of our you know this. Cast represents the diversity and the vibrancy of the united states and we're scared and pens to his kind of the time you know he stood there. He nodded. He appreciated the comments but trump very quickly. I think within a day or two. You know lashed back at the cast. And you know said it was an overrated show. And they should you know apologize etcet- etcetera. So you know. Trump kinda saw the cultural or that he could wage The you know the cast of hamilton trying to say okay. This is who we are in the country wants to bit. Yeah and for anybody seen it. I mean i. I think it's can you get now hamilton on disney. Plus get you said you can get in the heights on. Hbo max jarred right But it is worth the money. Even though it was appalling go to go see it. We're talking to ali noorani our immigration expert so tells about calmly harris the vice president kind of mixed reviews on her first trip overseas in foreign trip. That is about how she did regarding immigration. What do you think so last week. vice resin harris spent a few days in mexico and then guatemala. I think policy-wise this trip was spot on the administration. I think is moving forward. With the long term solutions to stem corruption Distrupt smuggling that ultimately will help people remain in their homes And you know they've they're committing resources there. Fbi joint task forces with mexico. There's pressure on the guatemalan government to root out corruption. These are all smart. Policy decisions I think politically There was a missed opportunity here to put it nicely. I think The vice president you know. She was kind of cornered. By lester holt from cbs around kind of whether or not she was going to visit the border In guatemala she said to oppress their that. You know people should not come. I mean but look The politics of immigration is never easy And i think as long as the vice president and ministration stay focused on these policies. solutions the majority of the public will say okay there. They are moving forward smart. We're not treating people inhumanely at the border. Were setting up the court so that people go through a process And ultimately you wanna make sure that these countries are are getting back on their feet. Let's break this on a couple of different ways. There's one what is the task before her. But i just before that. I want to ask. There was a lot of criticism of her for imploring people not to come to the united states. He was very emphatic about that. What would you make in. How how do you perceive that declaration. I mean look whether the president the vice president or any other official representing the administration. I mean that is the appropriate message. to folks in central america especially win at the same breath on the same press conference. They're laying out the policy solutions to address. The root causes of why people are coming And i think what's been lost here. A little bit is that The way the administration is managing board security at the way the administration is treating children and families at the border is just fundamentally different than the previous administration. So i think it was the appropriate message particularly again that the rest of the conversation in mexico and guatemala was really putting forward the policy solutions that really hold governments accountable for the way that they are treating their citizens. You go back to the first part of the question. I interrupted myself. But the what is your expectation of what the vice president needs to be doing and should be doing she was. She was criticized for some of her glib responses part of that. Nbc lester holt interview. And then offering the she hasn't been to the border shells and it hasn't been to europe. People thought well. They say she taking this seriously enough to she have enough of a grasp of the situation here. Despite the fact that we know that this is the task that she's been assigned by the white house very demanding one in one. That really does back into a corner because it is a very difficult task. But she's vice president. I mean look at. It's all about thankless on solutions and you know and the press. The job of the press is to continue to to hold those in power accountable and try to you. Know make the case for an expansion of scope for what the vice-president be taking on you know secretary. My orcas that the department of homeland security is point on border issues along secretary sarah from health and human services so i think that you know the vice president stays focused And what we see across the country that people wanna see solutions and they wanna see this administration treating immigrants in just a very different and much more compassionate way than the previous administration. So you know i'm not. I'm not so worried about kind of the bump in the road last week. we're more worried about. Okay how do we. How do these governments mexico and central america execute these policies. We talked our immigration experts. Speaking of mexico What's what's going on with the homeland security secretary. Alejandro marcus and mexico. So one of the things that was Announced last week for example by vice president. Excuse me the vice. President is a bilateral plan of mexico to establish an fbi partnership to help it solve over. Eighty two thousand cases of people being Disappeared in mexico which is great because it actually also falls on years and years of cooperation between state attorneys general and the criminal here in the us in the criminal justice system in mexico. So what secretary. My orcas from chess is doing is that he is going to mexico to really try to the a return to a normalized set a border relations between the us and mexico. How are Had we reopened the border The us mexico border for trade tourism and immigration as. It was an priego the days but then also how does how are we and our comment security providing the training and the expertise to the max to mexico so that they are patrolling for example bear southern border in a much more effective and humane away than they currently do is ask you a big picture question. It is someone who knows very little about how to solve these problems. It does seem that in central america and mexico between the the poverty and the lack of work and the violence. This is a massive problem in a lot of these countries. I don't know why we should be optimistic about fixing them. That's incredibly important question. And the reason that i'm optimistic that these issues can be addressed over the long term because they have been addressed with a long-term term so in both guatemala and honduras up to i believe two thousand nineteen there were internationally supported anti corruption task forces holding you know the president's congress members of congress and others accountable for corruption both in but then both in guatemala and honduras both of those chiseled when the trump administration holds funding from central america and more or less signaled. You know what this is no longer a priority. But both of those efforts started hearing the obama administration and were making headway. I mean in fact in honduras over half of the national police force was pershing. because of anti-corruption efforts they are on a path to really rebuilding their police force to ensure to the rule of law and honduras. And look if you can't trust our government to enforce the law you're going to leave and honduras was beginning to turn the corner and the trump administration. Frankly cut them off at the knees hindering. The economy hindering policy here is also the pandemic whereas the us in that regard in terms of vaccine doses. And should the us. How do you expect. The us should be stepping forward on that front. Well you know on one hand. I we really Believe that Agree with administration in terms of getting vaccines Across the western hemisphere much less around the world you know as once kind of the us population that those who are seeking vaccine's have been able to get it. That's wonderful but i pause when we were kind of treating vaccine access has kind of care. i mean i think vaccine and you know there's this term. This being jogged around of vaccine. Diplomacy is okay. You do x. Will provide a million vaccines you know. I think the pandemic is too big of an issue for us to be engaging in that way As as a nation you know because look the the physical health of central america. Mexico is foundational to their economic health much less their social health. And you know. I just think that we have to do as a nation everything. We can't make sure that you know. This pandemic is is rooted out And that's why i kind of flip. This term vaccine diplomacy possess. It shouldn't be a trade. We're talking to ellie ronnie's the presidency of the national immigration forum so We heard a lot about the border wall during the trump administration What's going on with the trump border wall under the biden administration. A big thing with During the trump administration was in two thousand. Nineteen trump declared national emergency At the us mexico border. And the reason he did that is that he was then able to siphon billions of dollars away from the department of defence To pay for the border wall and this meant that everything from military infrastructure Fighter fighter jets ships equipment and personnel accounts. Were nsm till for for the border wall with the binding administration has said to congress. Is that we're not gonna do that. We're going to get this money back the department of defense and they are urging congress. They're going to the preparations of the budgeting process to stop any sort of payments for the border wall. And what this means is that you know. The money returned according to politico. Just under three hundred million dollars would go towards military construction projects in the us One point three billion would go overseas projects including sixteen products that fall under the european deterrence initiative. So you know it. It's smart security in terms of actually funding or national defense. That's also smart security because you know any dollar spent on a border wall was actually not solving the problem. But he's the president allowed to do. This seems to be some skepticism about whether he can just immediately direct funding like this without some sort of outside other agency approval or legislative approval. Well i would argue. The you know the the president that will kind of stepped out of the bounds. Here trump a by declaring a national emergency were no such emergency exists that You know the people much smarter than myself will determine whether or not the biden folks. Can you know adr innocence. Return to the way things were but again. This is smart policy Smart policy is ensuring that are defensive structures strong And there were actually managing the border through technology and personnel. Not a an arcane m antiquated in a border wall alley. there's this great picture and politico in a story about the border wall. And it shows this gap in in arizona with the walls going along and then there's about a twenty or thirty foot gap in the wall. Then the the wall being the side is this what it looks like the. Us mexico border. We have wall wall wall. No wall this kind of pockmark situation down there in highly traffic areas or heavy populated areas. I should say you have border infrastructure whether it's a fan fan typically. There's you know these eighteen twenty foot high bollard fences and under the trump administration. Most of the wall quote. That was built was actually reinforcing. These this thing in for pieces of infrastructure. So you know these pictures that we're seeing kind of gaps may have actually been an oversight or kind of you know incompletion or lack of completion the trump administration. So i've seen news that you know my orchestra and others are looking at those gaps in assessing and how they need to be addressed. But you know that's not anything new. They've always had That sort of infrastructure in high population areas. The thing that trump wanted to do is build walls in places that frankly people weren't crossing and what would happen is that the environment would be destroyed and we be spending billions of dollars to address the problem that did not exist. Okay so can oh out. Let's move on. Let's go to another country I'm sorry go ahead of the other country stan afghanistan. there's a fascinating piece by elliott akron. Radio here to us. The atlantic who writes a story about the casualty of the us pulling out of afghanistan. The pace escalated. So it'll happen even sooner than anyone anticipated But he talks about the people who are most imperilled at this point or people who are helping the us government translators and yet when they try to come to the us. These people who've been helping the government for so long They are stuck in this log of people seeking to come to the us. What do you see happening here. Is there any glimmer of hope for these people who otherwise if they're left behind in afghanistan without anybody to protect them if they're identified as people who helped the us government he argues. Don't stand a chance against the dan. This story that. I think the public has you know. We need to be shedding more and more light on the fisher because it is it is one of the. It is a human catastrophe. Just on the cusp here. so the context tens of thousands of afghan nationals since two thousand and one of help our military as interpreters of cetera mentioned. There's a program that was put into place. I wanna say in two thousand and four or five all the special immigrant visa And this would allow afghan or iraqi nationals. Who helped the military to gain glasses access to the us. Currently there's a backlog of eighteen thousand applications for special immigrant visas from afghanistan alone Some organizations are estimating that over seventy thousand individuals are eligible for special immigrant visas last week. The embassy in kabul stopped processing special immigrant visas because of covid because of covid nineteen What we could very well fee is not just a replay of what we saw and vietnam after the fall of saigon where You know people who helped us in vietnam were were attacked by communist forces because see something much much worse. We're already seen reports where interpreters and others are being threatened by the taliban for their assistance. The us military we are urging the biden administration to evacuate these eighteen thousand people along with others who are eligible to places like rahm whether applications can be processed in a safe place. There's no reason quite frankly why. The administration has not moved forward with his plan. Because you know to be very blunt about it we're going to have blood on our hands. If we don't work really hard to protect the you know. I am one of these stories. I read or the atlantic story actually talked about a kind of seth milton massachusetts guy and he's working with a bunch of other members of congress about twenty one of the many veterans according to this piece to urge the administration to have an evacuation plan. So what's the holdup. I mean. this does seem to be a life and death as you point. Allie emergency so what. Why isn't the administration moving on this. I mean this is. There's some roadblock that were unaware of it is one of the biggest mysteries right now washington. Dc you know. We've talked to folks. Who are you talking to officials defense at at state and nobody has any idea kind of why. The president has green lit a plant The chairman of the joint chiefs Said i want to couple of weeks ago that a plan is in place. Should the president give the green light but to our knowledge. No such green light has been given. I mean the washington post. The wall street journal editorial board opined in favor of an evacuation You know there's a. There's a growing our uproar To really pressure the biden. The president biden to make this decision. It's interesting that you mentioned vietnam because it happened about fivefold in vietnam correct and so there is. There's an easy template to just put into place. I realize we're in a very different time. But but we know how to do this from history. I was talking to somebody over a couple of weeks ago. Who's actually part of that effort in In nineteen fifty nine hundred seventy s to evacuate votes from vietnam and get them to guam so that they're apple. Ceo their refugee applications be processed and he was beside himself In terms of why the president has not afford. And you know here. Have a chance to go back to some of that. Ed bradley reporting from nineteen seventy five and nineteen seventy-nine about the boat people ripping stuff. Yeah remember that. That classic photograph of the embassy in in south vietnam and the people clinging to the helicopter as took off his also points out in this atlantic piece that we evacuated iraqi kurds to guam in the nineteen nineties. This seems to be a big bad mistake. If biden doesn't move quickly on this whole thing. Ali it it. It would seem with from other people in congress and with more media pressure that he's going to do something i would fast. I would think i. I would hope so. So you know like you. Said congressman molten has his leading on this republican kensinger. Crillon noise very active Senator shaheen from new hampshire recently filed legislation. So there's a lot of legislative efforts to increase the number of special immigrant visas which are all great but any evacuation needs to happen today. If not yesterday and that quite frankly can only be put in place by by the president. Well ronnie thank you very much as as have you seen if you say you've seen in the heights. No i have not yet wherever it is max. That's good. i have that zip. Hbo get with the program alley. Who's giving to recommend. Error the movie recommendations marjorie. Taking over to you know i haven't so i program myself. I've seen these apple when i'm back in a couple of weeks. Sing a couple of times and out. I think that would be great okay. I'll start practicing now. Thanks a lot take care. thank you so much. Ali noorani joins us regularly. He's the president and ceo of the national immigration forum. Latest book is there goes the neighborhood how communities overcome prejudice and. Meet the challenge of american immigration. Well coming up. We have the first alzheimer's drug approved in eighteen years. Initially held as a breakthrough. it's now being criticized for breaking the bank and for breaking up fda panel. Dr andrew hudson joins us to make sense of the growing controversy over real efficacy of the drug. Keep your dial on eighty nine seven. Gbh boston public radio head on boston. Public radio from highlighting black people of italy's renaissance art to coming of age stories featuring american urban youth the rockstar international film festival or offer a hybrid experience of in person and virtual screenings stocks. This week and director lisa. Simmons will join us to preview the festival. Jared goff jim. Brownies made headlines for opening up about the negative mental health impacts that come from the constant and sometimes invasive tests after matches now. The debate over media access has reached the nfl where more rooms remained close to the cova concerns towards the narrative will join us to discuss the reporters lobbying for media access and more ahead on boston public radio. The radio our number two. I am margery. Eagan jared bowen. Gbh executive editor is in for jim. Brady was a day off. He's slithering around somewhere. We don't know maybe gone to the new hot bar their reopening all over the place but anyway thank you for being here chad. Great to be with you again. So agile is the first new therapy to be approved for alzheimer's disease. In nearly twenty years it will cost tens of thousands of dollars a year. Three experts have resigned from the fda advisory panel for proving that drug and scientists are debating if it will help patients at all. Dr andrew buxton participated in the clinical trial and said some of his patients had to stop taking the drug because of brain swelling. He joins us on the line to talk about the potentials and the perils of agile helm. He's a professor of neurology at boston. University school of medicine and chief of cognitive and behavioral neurology at the boston. Va healthcare system. His latest book is. I should get this book immediately. Seven steps to managing. Your memory was normal. Was not and what to do about it doctor boots and thank you so much for joining us today. We really appreciate. It is my pleasure. Thank you for having me so so before we get to all the controversy about this drug and and the fda what does it say is gonna do for people with alzheimer's so you've the drug works as well as it did in the positive clinical trial. It will be able to slow down the progression of alzheimer's disease a little bit in one way to look at it. Is that over an eighteen month. Clinical trial the people who were in the positive trial and took the drug had progressed equivalent of foreign months. Lasse compared to the cbo so in other words instead of progressing sorta for eighteen months the people who took the drug progressed fourteen months. But i wanted to be clear. The reason i said it like that is there was another trial that was set up exactly the same way that was negative and they did not find that benefit so there are six million people in this country living with alzheimer's who is supposedly four. What stage of the disease in this study was designed for people with a what's called early stage alzheimer's in that means people that have a mild cognitive impairment or a very mild alzheimer's disease dementia. And what all that means is that people have alzheimer's disease. But they're still really quite functional. They might have a little bit of difficulty. He'd taking their medications without a little bit of help. They may need someone to help them balance their checkbook or help them with grocery shopping but all of the basic activities of daily living like eating and dressing in an toilet and doing all those activities on the people had no trouble with whatsoever. The fda approved the drug for just alzheimer's disease not early stage but anyone with a alzheimer's disease but my strong recommendation is that. If someone is gonna try at they should be in the same group as those in the clinical trial meaning early stage alzheimer's where they might just have a little bit of functional problems but not big functional propals my understanding. Is that this. This drug does remove some of the plaque in the brain. But there's some question chicken rag thing with a plaque in the brain. Explain that to people absolutely so for many years more than twenty thirty years. The understanding of alzheimer's disease is that it starts with the accumulation of these amyloid plaques the amyloid plaques gets bigger and bigger they damage brain cells tangles form inside the brain cells and then the tangles killed the cells and so we thought for a long time i will all we need to do is stop the accumulation of this amyloid or does it form plaques in will cure the disease so it is very clear and no one is arguing that this drug absolutely clears away the plastic but the problem is it doesn't do anything to engels that are already there and there's some evidence that if possible these amyloid plaques are actually the good guys trying to help the brain fight against infections or other sorts of problems and we still haven't really sorted the basic science out yet so going back for a moment to that that four months slowdown that you're just talking about what does that mean does that mean there's no reversal and for people who are further. I guess i have two questions for people who are further along in the process. Might they want to try it Even though it has because it is offered to all alzheimer's patients but really designated for early onset does that mean that they can should try to get some of their person back and for the early onset does that mean that they can maybe go back to doing their checkbook independently or they just kind of frozen where they are with no progression. Yeah great question. So the first thing. I want to make very clear. Is that The drug does not return any lost function so if it works as well as we could possibly hope it doesn't return function it doesn't stop function from declining it simply that people's function decline a little bit less quickly people decline a little bit more slowly so somebody who is having trouble today. Balancing their checkbooks very gonna have progressively more and more trouble with finances if the drug works as well as we could possibly hope it's simply that decline will not be as quick as it would be without the medication and in terms of somebody who is further along in the disease. Let's say somebody's having trouble dressing correctly number one. It will not help them to be able to dress better included. Slow down the decline. The honest answer is we do not know because it has never been studied in that population with more severe disease. So here comes a big controversy. This is what is frustrating. A lot of people it's frustrating patients and the families are just looking for some kind of hope because it's been eighteen years since there's been any advancement any sort of treatment. You just outlined there was success with this drug and there was not in order necessarily but there was also failure with this drug with so much uncertainty that the fda has asked for third trial even though it's given the approval. So why is this moving forward. Well that is the exact questioned that the fda advisory panel has. They're like you know. I listen to the entire panel discussion and they said quite firmly. We don't think there's enough data to have this drug will forward. We think another trial needs to be done prior to approval to sort these a issues out now. I am very sympathetic. You know icy patients every day in my clinics who really want a new drug to treat alzheimer's disease and i'm sympathetic. But the worst thing that i could possibly do as a physician is to give my patients drug that has known side effects. That can be quite serious without any clear potential benefit. I'm not doing a favor in my patients in that circumstance talk about the side effects doctor so approximately thirty percent of patients experience brain swelling. We do this brain. Swelling is a sign that the drug is what it was designed to do which is to clear away these amyloid plants but nonetheless if the brain swelling is severe enough it could potentially damage the patient's brain and a potentially caused a small stroke. The other major side effect was observed. Is that more than ten percent of patients had what we call these. Little tiny micro hammered ges and they are very very small. But when you were accumulating them they also cause damage to the brain so kind of another to question for me for for you. All drugs have side effects. Where do these side effects. Do you think fallen that ranger there. Are they more concerning. And you have patients. What are you telling your patients who are coming to you right now in this drug this drug is it's on its way to people within days right absolutely so the a let me start with the second one i so i do think it's important that all of my patients know about this drug in. I'm in the process of preparing a letter and other types of notifications to make sure all my patients knows if this drug is out there. I am explaining to them. Why i don't recommend it because of what we've just spoken about because of uncertain benefit but known side effects but at the same time i am letting them know that if they want to take this medication i will work to try to make it available to them. I don't want to sort of block them from trying to take it. I just want them to understand that taking choosing to take. His medication is similar to choosing to go into a clinical trial. It means we don't know if the drug's going to work or not and there are potentially serious side effects but as long as the patient in the family stand The risks in the potential benefits. Than i'm okay under that circumstance of agreeing to prescribe the medication to the patient in terms of the side effects. I'm would say these side effects are much more serious than we typically see with other alzheimer's drugs so the most commonly used alzheimer's drugs are what we call. The coal industry's inhibitors. These are medications. Like dinette zillur era. Set that many of your listeners may be familiar with those types of drugs. The biggest side effect is in caused loose stools or nausea. That is gone as soon as you stop the medication. There's another medication out through call amendment teen ornamental. That the biggest side effect is it can make people feel a little drowsy which is also gone as soon as they stop taking it. So this is a whole different class of side effects. In terms of causing brain swelling that could potentially lead to strokes in causing small leads in the brain. We're talking to dr andrew hudson. He is a professor of neurology abuse. School of medicine. Latest book is seven steps to managing your memory. What's normal what's not and what to do about it. you know. we're not understand. And i can't be the only one is with all these questions about the efficacy of this drug and potentially serious side effects and apparently a ten to zero vote in november against approval by the this panel of expert advisors. Why does the fda do this well. That's a good question. So i of course know the answer. I will say that. I'm sure that the fda like all of us you know really is hoping in wanting there to be a medication. That could possibly help. I'm sure they heard from a lots of different people. In groups and organizations that were advocating to have some treatment fair. I i can only imagine that it was sort of with the best of intentions to sort of get a drug out there. That might possibly do some good that they approved it. I will say in their press release. They drew an analogy to Cancer in releasing a drug with this special accelerated pathway. That could potentially treat cancer. I think it's a bad analogy. Because in general you can know pretty quickly whether or not a drug is of working when it's fighting a cancer but when you have a drug that is simply going to slow down this disease progression of thinking in memory. A little tiny bit. How is anyone gonna notice so. I think it's a problem. Well i'll take you off the hook here doctor because there's a lot of people that are talking about what the fbi did a new york times piece. The one that talked about the three the leaders in a powerful statement of disagreement with the fda approval of the drug. Three scientist have resigned and one doctor. Aaron kesselman from harvard medical school says this might be the worst approval decision. The fda has made I can remember and they go on to talk about no evidence that you talked about that. It works in significant way. The brains swelling the brain bleeding. They also talk about possibly Hurting research and costing billions of dollars. And i guess our medical ethicists. When i was out last week talked about this could be one hundred thousand dollars a year drug for people because you need to get it. administered several hours once a month and in addition to the cost of drug. I guess that's fifty six grand and there's the extra hospital costs so the and then you have Some Talk about you know. Stocks prices soaring and plummeting and some people that had been on the advisory committee. Physicians had been paid by biogenesis consultant. So i let me to be suspicious but you know. I'm a reporter. I am kinda suspicious. This doesn't all feel good to me Even though. I don't have anyone of my alzheimer's but i can imagine the desperation that families do feel so. I don't think this is incorrect tending. I just said no i. I agree with everything that you just said. Okay go ahead. You jarrett lee. Let's go back to the money for for a moment as i say this. This drug is headed to people to doctor's office. You're going to be contending with this soon. For patients and a lot of this is built on emotion. P p people ju- just again as they say they want their people back but at fifty six thousand dollars a year just for the drug alone marjorie. Saying are kaplan or medical. Ethicist for saying you. You'll add to that for all of the other extraneous costs. Is there any sense yet how this is going to be paid for. Especially when we're dealing with an elderly population where medicare comes into play. Here is exactly right. I think that most of these patients will be using medicare to pay for this. And it'll be interesting to see if medicare does pay for it as a you were both pointing out in addition to the fifty six thousand dollars. we also need scans. Mri scans the company recommends. Scans of before the seventh dose in before the twelfth dose and you're getting doses every four weeks so that's at least two. Mri scans early on. You need to have some wealth. The package insert does not say you need to but for the study you needed. Have a biomarker showing that you really had alzheimer's disease. And i can't imagine that somebody would get a every for we infusion like forever at fifty six thousand dollars a year without making a hundred percent certainty that they had alzheimer's disease which will require either a lumbar puncture or a special amyloid pet scan to prove that the alzheimer's is present. These amyloid pet scans have actually been. Fda approved two thousand twelve but medicare and no insurance company. He's for it. So what. I'm wondering right. Now is what is medicare than a do is medicare gonna pay for this or they gonna choose not to so the the backdrop to all of this. Is that a lot of research around. Alzheimer's has gone away because pharmaceutical companies as we keep mentioning eighteen years. They've seen no return on investment. Here so one thing. I've heard that is seems to be a somewhat compelling argument over the last couple of weeks since this an fda announcement is that this may not be the perfect drug but at least it begins to open doors again and at least has people thinking again. Maybe this pathway to a better drug is there a truth to that well. I think you could a look at the glass as half full or half empty so you just pointed out the half way that perhaps this will cause a stimulus that war companies will renew commitment to fighting alzheimer's disease. That would be a wonderful thing. I'm very much hoping that will come out. The only thing. I worry about in the glass. Half empty scenario is dead. Fewer patients will want to participate in clinical trials of new medications. Because they feel well. There's already nafta proof medication. Why should i try something new. Maybe i'll get the real thing. They built with a placebo. When i can give this. Fda approved medication for sure. Where are we overall with. Alzheimer's in finding preventions cures. I actually feel that. We are closer to finding a cure than we have ever been in the history of this disease. Since professor alzheimer's himself looked under the microscope. And saw the pathology. There are actually more compound in clinical trials than any other time in. I actually think that we are on the verge of a breakthrough of truly understanding. What are these amyloid. Plaques doing in the brain and are a actually the big problem or are they sort of something. That's actually trying to hell against what is truly the problem causing alzheimer's disease so we're making a lot of headway. I'm very hopeful for the future. This is a very sobering conversation. A lot of people fear this. A lot of people have seen in happened in their own families left. We should go to your book for a moment. Oh yes is there anything we can be doing. I think we're all desperate. We've all heard you do crossword puzzles. What do you do but what can we be doing. What have you found absolutely so the studies show a few things very very clearly. Engaging in aerobic exercise is absolutely the most positive beneficial thing that people can do. The general recommendations are at least of thirty minutes a day. Five days a week of aerobic exercise in. What's really exciting about this. Aerobic exercises it. Actually releases rose factors in the brain. That helps to grow new brain cells. So that is the most exciting and the most important thing for all your listeners. To do a seventy minute aerobic exercise. Is it really fast walking. Did you have to actually run your fast. Walking is okay. Good okay is anything that gets your heart beating fast. You're breathing heavily. That's how you know it's aerobic. I'll cash and the second thing that's also been shown in study after study after study. There was a new one. I just saw reported today is eating a mediterranean style. Menu of foods is a very helpful. So that's things like fish all oil avocados fruits and vegetables nuts in beans and whole grains. All of those things are good for iran. Now you asked jared about like crossword puzzles or to do so the thing that's been firmly established is if you spend time on crossword puzzles into do you get better. Have crossed over. Author really is not good evidence that doing those activities or brain training games translates into benefits in day to day life. People are working on developing better games than maybe in the future. They will but not today the other things that we all can do our to participate in social activities. That's been shown to be very important to have a positive mental attitude and to really work on actively you know sort of taking pleasure in the activities that you do with friends and family one last thing about this and by the way. The name of the book is seven steps to managing your memory. What's normal what's not and what to do about it you. I think as you get older you get to a panic you know once. Suddenly you call your kid by your dog's name or you walk upstairs and you think what am i. What am i doing upstairs here. Or call your co host jared. I call them hosted by the wrong game. Those types of things I've been told that that may be other things not necessarily alzheimer's one. Do you be worried. When do you become say. I've got to call my physician. Or what's the sign that things are not just because katie question and that's what the whole first step in the book is about is about trying to source that sort that out friend that the bottom line is if you are making little mistakes in. You're wondering you know is my memory. Is my memory. Normal is it. Not one great thing to do is to ask friends and family say you know i confess. I think i've been having more memory problem. What you think and friends and family are usually a good judge. Other sorts of red flags would be someone who keeps repeating the same stories to the same people again and again and again people who are asking the same questions over and over and over again people who are losing things and misplacing things in a way that they never did before and also getting lost even on familiar routes. Those would be some of the other things. I would worry about with dodger. Thank you very much you being here. I very much appreciate it. And i'm going to get this book immediately because i always worry about want to make light of the very serious thing but i think a lot of us worry constantly. I if you make a mistake like that that that you're in serious trouble and it's good to be able to tell the difference. Thanks for your time. Thank you thank you for having me. Thank you so much. dr andrew. Hudson is professor of neurology at boston. University school of medicine and chief of cognitive and behavioral neurology at the boston. Va healthcare system. His latest book as you mentioned is seven steps. Managing your memory. What's normal what's not and what to do about it. Well coming out brace yourself for a big screen bins. Ten days of the roxbury international film festival are here. That conversation is next on eighty nine seven p. b. h. Boston public radio. Welcome back to boston. Public radio jad bonus in for jim brady so if you're a film buff a lover of the big screen or a documentary enthusiasts who's exhausted everything streaming services has to offer your pandemic breakout. Moment has arrived by the way of the roxbury international film festival. It describes itself as provocative entertaining fiercely independent celebrating people of color around the world as expansive ten day event. Starting june seventeenth and running through june sixteenth featuring featuring over sixty five films joins the to talk about a law. Is lisa simmons. She's the festival director for the roxbury for rocks film lisa. Some thank you so much for joining us today. It's great to have you here. Thank you so much for having me very excited. So tell us for people who don't know. What is the film festival in roxbury. What is what's what's it about. Though the roster international film festival is going into its twenty third year And it is a festival that celebrates people of color around the world so really it is a film that is a film festival that really brings in films from all across the world about places and spaces and people that you might not know about. If you can learn things you can laugh. You can cry you can really you know it's bringing voice to the voiceless often underrepresented voices That we get to have the opportunity to bring to the big screen or in this case the zones or wherever you're streaming events of best so we're dying to hear how you will do this because you arrive at this moment. Were more all kinds of arriving back into the real world so we can see these films with other people right some of them. Yeah jared i mean. It's really interesting because we're sort of on this cusp of coming inside and and at an opening up our people comfortable yet. How do people feel so. It's sort of like just test of whether or not people feel comfortable. So yes so. We decided to go. Hybrid decided to sort of work with the museum of fine arts which has been a main an amazing partner. It's been are their partner for twenty three years but during During the pandemic and and doing festival just eight months ago and now again really helping us work through this streaming thing and so we decided we'd do opening night in person and streaming and that we would do closing night as well to films in person and streaming except for the alvin ailey films not streaming. You have to see that person and then to the screenings so we figured let's. Let's give an opportunity for people to come together as you said as film should be seen right. Well we'll ask about a few of those specific films in a moment but take us through first of all. I know you're how hard your job has gotten now that you're twenty three years into this and you have so many submissions now and we'll talk about how people in every crevice can be making films because it's much more democratic with the technology available. But what did you see. come to you this year. You know it's interesting because we've seen we've seen a lot of films. We have a great film program around girls and women which we we've seen a lot of this year which is very interesting. We have a lot of Films about sort of understanding and valuing space and land and reclaiming narratives. Which i think is really wonderful. You know we how films about stories that that we had no idea about right like like you know james hemmings and the chef in jefferson's kitchen and And and so. That's what i feel. I feel like there's a lot of sort of like now's our time to tell our story and reclaim our claim our history and bring out. Those narratives and filmmakers are are stepping up to that which is really exciting. We just have some really incredible films. You just mentioned james hemming. So let's let's start with planet clip from from the film about him in just a second. I feel like in this last year. We're talking about the racial reckoning stuff. My ignorance knows no bounds. I had never heard of this man until i was anticipated reading about him. And it just been talking to you today. Lisa and i realized now that some of my favorite things in the world creme brulee whipped cream. French fries fries. Macaroni and cheese can be traced back to this culinary genius. Who was a slave in monticello thomas. Jefferson's so let's play a sister of the brother of sally hemmings. And he was one of the crappy a he was her brother and she was the one that had six children by. Thomas jefferson correct. Okay anyway. Here's a clip from james hemmings ghost and america's kitchen. It's this documentary about america's to me anyway unknown coronary founding father firm ice cream macaroni and cheese would cream from brew french fries. It went from one slave kitchen in charlottesville around the world. Jensen's kitchen the premier kitchen in americ- can it all started with james from slate. Kitchen in monticello it tells he went to paris with with thomas jefferson and learned not only that france was much different in terms of being black but it was much different terms of the cooking role. Tusla him yeah. I think that that's what that's sort of like what we've on earth rate from from you know. This is great documentary that that yeah that he had opportunities that cheating was very you know. He knew he didn't know at that time right. You didn't know at that time that that you were going to change the world around culinary is just sort of like you know in the this shops rate that you take on these opportunities and you grow with those opportunities and i think he did he understood that and he understood you know where he stood at certain times in certain places and so i think that for for us to now be able to. Then there's a there's another show on. Tv sort of looking at african american food as well and in high on haagen. I think that it's important for us to understand that. These things didn't just appear right that so much of this is rooted in african and african american history. That has either been. You know you know not not shared around or just been buried in american history. So i think we learn. I learned a lot from him to my brother's a chef. And you know pretty successful shaft been in california and he's actually going to be on a panel because we're doing a panel with black chefs that they were going to have a conversation after after the screening and i think he was like how like this is. This is history that we need to know. I love the monitor that he is america's food founding father. I mean there's just no question that it all started with him. And i so tragically devitt thirty six with a lot of question about how he di jefferson did not treat him well at all really. That doesn't surprise me. The other part is that. There's no we don't see his picture there so little historical evidence of him but this film tells it but somebody we do know more about and you kind of in the same vein alvin. Ailey somebody who showed us not only what. Dan's could be. But who who could be in dance. You have this documentary to. Let's play a little clip of alvin. Ailey i'm changing new york. City nypd. fifty four. I live and spray. Twenty four love to dass everybody that i in new york city and when i got you i immediately jumped into class. But i wouldn't be usable revel and i had my own ideas creative size bubbling inside Deep thing dutiful things inside me. That i'd always been trying to incredible footage of that of the young alvin ailey as as well. That was remarkable. You know jamila. We had a great conversation and we have cuny with her. That's gonna follow the screening. But you know. She's an incredible documentary filmmaker and she actually cover tier in in massachusetts S oh that's really great. And yet she talks about the footage that she was able to get from from ailey. End it especially talking to the current Current folks who are who are doing ailing now he was such an incredible man. And i was such an incredible collaborator. That it was never about him rate. It was always about. How can i bring other people to the space. That i'm in as well like how can i share. You know where i am. And what i'm doing with other people like judith. Jamison and other people ain't never was a company that never was like all about alvin. Ailey it was about. Let me bring in other people to expand. The horizon of what dance is especially black dance and And yeah and. I think that you've got really comes out for the film and And that she was able to find these diaries of his that everybody who she spoke to was like. We'll speak to you as long as you're telling this story of this man was just a most generous in In his craft so in all of that comes out. It's just this story of him again. That on unearths all this information about alien that you might not know when you go see. Alvin ailey again. All of that is gonna come floating you and say wow a now i know now i understand revelations now i understand you know why he. He did the work that he did. We're talking with lisa simmons. She's the festival director of rocks film. We're talking about the rocks. Pre international film festival tells about how it feels to be free. Yeah you know you real. Is you know as runaway favourite documentary film-makers. We opened with her film to sit in last year. About harry belafonte when he took over the tonight. Show giancarlo cleveland. Still thinking about still thinking about it. What crazy another one. Another part in history that we knew and it was so pivotal right in civil rights and the civil rights era. Just remind people win. Johnny carson decided that the best person who could address the civil rights era and what was going on was not him but it was harry belafonte because he knew that he put people into people's living rooms and he was an activist in doing that. And what harry. Belafonte did was incredible. Just starting to take that away. I just remind people when people were talking out. You're absolutely right in for johnny carson. To think like this is like. This is what i should do. I'm gonna give this. It's so funny because it's like we're talking about today right giving power like the way that we dismantle systematic. Racism is people have to give up power and that was the exact purpose of him. Saying i'm going to do that so with how it feels to be free and again you look at these lack women actresses who you saw on screen. There are people onscreen as doing julia. Diane care on. We have a conversation with diane carol's daughter that follows the screening but But you had you know cecily tyson and you had nina simone and you had you know we knew nina. Simone was a was a was an activist and we knew that she fought hard. Avi but the other people. We didn't know that much about their history fighting for civil rights and being part of the civil rights movement. And that's what this film does it brings you. It makes you understand like during that time. You couldn't not be a celebrity right and not an and sit back knowing that you could have an impact if you were speaking and part of that movement and what i love about it is is that we hear about paul robeson and we hear about other people men you know in the civil rights movement who were actors and celebrities. You ve very rarely heard about the women. And so i love that this. Is this take on that and that these women really baid some incredible impact in that movement. How hard is your job become. I mean you have to sift through. Everything is as great as we're talking about but a lot of it is great and you have to sift through all of it now and and decide what to present. It's been crazy. It gets crazier every year and there were like five or eight films that we had to leave on the cutting room floor because we couldn't fit them in which is crazy because we have eighty films and that's ridiculous but every single one of them has an impact in the film block that it's in and the story that's being told and yeah. It's getting more difficult because people are having the opportunity to like you said before the technical aspect of making a film has been you know equalised essense right and you don't have to wait for studios and you don't have to wait for big producers. Who are going to come in and say okay my take your film here. And they're yourself distribution film festival. You have opportunities to get the story. Told you have open source documents. Where especially in documentary filmmaking. That are available to you. So i think that yeah every year it gets harder and i always say this quality goes up quantity goes up and it makes it really difficult to to pick and choose and so it really comes down to where it is. The film fit in the festival around themes that were created in through blocks of films that happened throughout the festival and create you know the matic's a semantic with with the films as we're putting them together tell us also about some of soul. This sounds like a great one. You know somewhere soul. I thought sundance. And i just thought you know it's such a celebratory and it tells a story again of something of a time in a place that we didn't hear a lot about right that there is this amazing concert in harlem around the same time as the lunar module landing and the brilliant thing about press loves film. Is that it. It's not just a music documentary. Talks about the politics of the time again. You know the civil rights movement. What was going on in black america during that time black american needed during that time how you know the the boom ruined landing. Wasn't that important to those to that community. What was important. Was you know you know food and security and housing and It was just a really interesting way for for to tell the story about that using this backdrop of this amazing concert. My god. I wish i was there mention. I can dina gerner nina simone. I mean it was like my gosh incredible incredible film. So yeah i think that that's We're really excited to be able to bring that to the big screen. What's the boston representation that you have. We're we're a nice scrappy making town in terms of independent filmmaking. It's all about the hollywood stars who come and visit us. And then go back to hollywood but we have quite a great roster here we do and you know that's a great thing to right so you know. The roxbury international film festival was started to support Black filmmakers twenty-three years ago who weren't getting into other festivals basically because they recreating Films that didn't fit into the genre. What festival spot for 'em was black life right So so it's that's always been our mission really to support those independent filmmakers that are local and of course it grew to international for all sorts of reasons. But you know it's sort of ebbed and flowed over the years in in the last couple of years. It's been wonderful to see a lot more Local filmmakers coming into the fray and creating You documentaries and narratives you know. We have a whole block of film that pays on bits called. You know something about the neighborhood. Because we've got to fill a louis and we got to fill much shave blue. Which is the roller skating rank. Placating remember i mean and they did a documentary in you know what was skating rink through window or a door whatever. It wasn't closing down in this one still going strong. And we wanted to make sure that we were highlighting that there is so that last night and rasi we've got memoirs of a black girl. You know. I mean it's really exciting to see the local filmmakers and having them you know come to come rocks film and for us to be able to support the work that they're doing agent walker just wrote a whole his boston globe com. She just wrote a piece in the globe magazine about another film. That apparently was quite a hit. At the time it came out but it it didn't get any and blue hill avenue twenty years old. I've been here for a long time. I never heard of this either. So we we premiered. Blue avenue at rocks fell twenty years ago. Roxbury film festival film festival not international but So we premiered. At craig grew up in medford area. I think around there and he was in la at the time. It's sort of You know blue hill out sort of for me followed. Sort of behind. Rob's gruel swedes. We opened the festival. Twenty years ago with rob sproles dot narrative film squeezed that was also about boston neighborhoods and until in blue hill. Abc came in. It was like of course we have to say this is about blue lab and And we ended up doing two screenings. It was sold out the screening we ended up doing a second screening and craig was great. He he was here. He he loved the cuna and everything. Just being back home So so yeah but you know the wonderful thing about films lake blue hill avenue. Is you know it was really a great calling card for craig. And he is moved on. You know he does tons of directing for tv now and he's done some other movies and it's exciting lamb where premiering feels like that rocks film in the filmmaker goes on to do amazing things. That's why we say we're fiercely independent but we loved to get those gritty filmmakers at are right at the beginning emerging from their space. Or even you know well known filmmakers but their pieces are you know sort of going to blow up you know in in some spaces and places so so be before you go. I wanna find out to tell people how you can watch these films. If you can't get there in person. But i'm just wondering i mean obviously there's been tremendous racism in hollywood tremendous racism everywhere. Is anything different. When you think of the main movie capital of america being california. I know we can. We've got the democratization would be able to make films in your iphone and stuff like that. But i'm wondering if things have changed or if it's just as hard now is ever to really have a black center film. Come on hollywood. Oh i mean. I think that doors have opened up. The i think the independent film world has shown that you don't need to come out of a studio to win an oscar or You know what. I mean that. I think that that hollywood has woken up to that fact that and also that there is a want at a need for black and brown content. And it's not not going to be successful. i think. I think that's been that's been shown. Especially when you see how netflix's really You know opened its doors to that content and other people other studios are also understanding that you know we still have a long way to go and you know with With black lives matter and You know with inclusion writers in hollywood now and all of that. I think it'll take some time but you know we. I've spoken to a lot of people about this about whether it's a trend or whether it's going to be a sticking point and and i think we're you know i i'm optimistic that we're at a point now where it is a turning point and you've got asia who you know is doing amazing stuff if a do vernay with array now with the crew and you know. She's already been supporting for a long time. You know you know black directors for her on her show queens sugar and i and i think that there's more of that. I think that you're going to see more of that. And in time will tell but but i'm optimistic that things will actually be change. That's a good reminder for people to go to the new bedford art museum to see the work of ruth. Carter was so instrumental in changing to as a black woman costume designer and saying we will make the clothes the close as i think they should be in cheap will spike lee I gave licensed to do that but she pushed forward a as we see with her. Oscar was quite well. You are so right. And i mean it's and i think about like we're doing an outdoor screening of jingle jangle jingle jangle is the holiday the black holiday film that talbert slid and david did and you know he was. He was trying to make that film for twenty years and finally made it in. And it's it's beautiful and it's a beautiful film about the black family and life and love and and and and it will be a holiday classic so it's like sort of people now the agency they have the opportunity they have given getting the distribution. And they're getting the opportunities. So i do think i do think things will change. So how can people see these films. Well you can see films the best way to find out everything that's going on because it's not just films. It's also these incredible panel discussions. We're having with a number of different folks. it's at rocks film fest dot com. Okay we have panel discussions. we have workshops. We have screenings we have live. Qna's after every screening So you get to meet the filmmakers as well but but yeah that's the best place to go to find out everything. Oh we're doing daily reads or doing local scripts or being read by local actors. So of those are lunchtime. Reads well charlie. So great to talk to you. And congratulations on an incredible lineup for this year. And i'm so excited about it. Thanks so much for your time. Thank you thank you so much. I really appreciate it. You're looking at you zoom. This is the first time. I've seen you in a year and a half. I'm realizing i usually screaming great to see you know that's right. We're gonna get back there. Jared congratulations thank you the russian. Thank you. of course. The international film festival runs june seventeenth through june twenty-sixth lethal lisa. Simmons is the festival director of rocks film again to find out everything you need to know about all of the programming to rocks. Film fest dot com. Well coming up. Let the games finally begin. Is it safe to assume that the olympics are ago sports thirty twenty narrative joins us for the latest on the summer olympics and more. Keep your dial on eighty nine seven. Gbh boston public radio Uh-huh welcome back to boston public. Radio traffic is narrow. Our sports authorities joining us. Just a couple of seconds. Act shred on zoom right now talking about all these issues of the wow look at trendy. Trae look spectacular on today. We should be on television today. Trying to trying to nerik great to see what's going on. Well i'm at work. Because i normally don't have to be a little bit later but i had to swap with someone so i've gotta do updates today to taste updates from afternoon things and so i'm a makeup and hair don for you today. Yes look absolutely spectacular mass garrett. Hi makeup can do to a girl. You are our olympic star reporter. Give us the latest update. Before i get anywhere else on the olympics is everything good to go We had a big talent storytelling meeting last week. we have been reminded once again that we are going to bring the games to the world since the world can't come to the games We went over the five rings and storytelling We've begun to get hotel assignments I have had my flights for a while Yet it all systems go and there was an article Just this past week that it you know it's really hard. I've kind of set on this show a number of times at this point. It's really difficult to cancel them because the money that is already been invested by the country of japan but also the money that's been invested by the ac- the time that has been invested by the athletes. All of this combined makes it a difficult situation to pull out of. But i think our hope is and i know at least on an nbc level. And i can only speak for us. We are taking every precaution to essentially bubble. We're there You know everyone's like oh you're so. Usc so excited to go to tokyo. The sushi restaurants are amazing. I was like cool when i go back. When this is over will try those sushi restaurants. Because i am not allowed to go to that i mean i said i don't wanna i don't want to beat a dead horse here and i've said it a million times but it's basically hotel. Nbc car venue back to the hotel. And that's it and that's how it should be an you know again. It said a million times. I just for the sake of the athlete. I really want these games to happen. Because i know how hard they talk about that a little bit. I mean so. We'll leave the site. I mean there's billions and billions and billions of dollars at stake. Obviously we know. We got a little taste of it here in boston. We for like three seconds entered into the planning and you know what it takes and what it means to a country spirit into the frankly the world spirit at this point and we're all coming in two different places but but talk about the athletes a little bit and what this means to them when it would mean to them. If the olympics didn't go forward. I mean if it didn't go forward jared i. I can't imagine what that would be like. They've already pivoted. You know most of these athletes who want to be a libyan's have four year plan in place so everything they do is detailed very very specifically detailed To go from you know. They're they're they're year one year to build up your three and really in that year for ramping up so that they are in cheek olympic shape so they did that last year and then you know. It wasn't all that far. Maybe three months from the olympics that they said no pulling the is for not having them someone like simone. Biles talked about retiring altogether. Some athletes like bali sidell. Who used to train in boston. Announcements out of flights that there is a marathon runner. She wasn't sure she'd have to requalify for the marathon. It cost her actually a lot of menchu's struggles with mental health and eating disorder issues checks to go back into treatment after going into a depression and falling back into an eating disorder after the cancel the olympics. Like these are real issues that these people do with a lot of athletes are extending themselves for one more year to try and now there will only be three years in between this olympics. And the next and that's what keeps we'll just push it back in two thousand and twenty two. What's one more year. What's one more year. It's a huge difference to an athlete. Who put their life on. Hold and i've said this on this show a million times. Olympic athletes aren't millionaires. Unless you're lucky enough to be a simone biles or a michael phelps who went so many battles that you get the number of endorsement to make can supplement your income. You don't make anything from winning. You don't make anything just from being an olympian. Have to win a medal. Oftentimes a gold medal at the olympics too lucrative for you the rest of them are just like us. They're working other jobs. They're putting their lives jobs on hold in hopes of making the olympics. So turning 'cause nerik. I wanna to talk to you about something that i thought would be a long time in coming but maybe not a female head coach in the nba. I there's a billboard around right outside the the celtics a place that they should. They should do that so tell us well. There aren't too really great candidates that the celtics should consider for their head coaching vacancy. And for those of. You don't know 'cause. I don't know we talked about this story on the show that marjorie but for those of you who aren't familiar with the story danny was the longtime eighteen years. President of basketball operations for the celtics decided in march very privately never leaked out that he was going to step down from that position. Brad stevens would take over that position. Boston leading a head. Coaching vacancy on the celtics bench. And brad was very candid about it. He's like time for a new voice on with that team that maybe they need somebody new as their head coach so now they have a head coach opening and to the candidates that many people have talked about her. Becky hammon who is currently an assistant with break. Popovich on a san antonio spurs and carol lawson who did. I wasn't assistant coach for the celtics students but then took the head coaching position with the duke women's team. Becky seems like a a more feasible impossible higher Whether it's for the celtics are another team. I believe she is already interviewed with. Orlando and i think either indiana or portland. Also has her On their list of candidates so she's already interviewing teams care lawson situations the little stickier because she did just take over the women's team they only played abra or five games last year and so for her to recruit kids to come to that program for them to put her trust in them. She may not want to say. Oh sorry everybody that was here before gas. I've a better off bronchial leave. Just you know out of loyalty. She may wanna states of that may keep from getting a job. But what i think the close. What's this nick. is this though. Besides these possible candidates this seems to me is like a huge breakthrough in first ever. I in any sports i do. Sports head coaches in any major sport. Dewey that a women not not that are women. In to. And i could be wrong. I could be wrong but i think at least at the division one level. I don't think that there is a female head. Basketball coach of a men's college team now are plenty of bed. Who coach women's college basketball teams. But you rarely see the reverse so for a woman to get a head. Coaching job in the nba would be like shattering glass ceiling. So why it comes with so many other things so why is this all bubbling up now. Well because i think they deserve it. I think that people like gregg popovich and brad stevens have given women opportunity to come and be assistance on their team and so they've gotten the experience that saw that they never had before. I mean it all comes down to just getting that opportunity right. And if you get an opportunity to do well with that opportunity like becky care lawson avid. I don't care of personally. I think i've only like kind of bikes. Haida her at the garden but brian skala brady. Who i'm sure you guys know he He was a bench player for the two thousand eight celtics team that won the national earth won. The national championship won the nba championship. Beat the lakers. The day that brad stevens announced he was stepping down. It was going to take the job as president of basketball operations immediately scou- with like they have to hire kara lawson. She's an unbelievable head coach. She's she has so much respect of all the players on the guys love her. They want to play for her. It's just that in of itself to me margin if you could go back and look at my face on the live shot while i'm interviewing. I my jaw literally dropped because that was not what i was expecting him to save it. That shows you that we're starting to hopefully come around. We're women aren't just seen as like accessories that you can actually lead. There's no reason a good woman's coach can't lead beds cheap. This one doesn't it should happen more off road. I guess somebody who doesn't follow sports as much. I didn't realize that it hadn't happened yet. And i'm just wondering user. Just been this commonly accepted narrative about why a woman couldn't lead a men's professional sports team. I think a lot of people say well. Why would a man listen to a woman and a man thank right. Like honestly jared like. I got into an argument with a family member about this and this is a couple of years ago. But he but he was like excel them out. It was my younger brother. So supportive of me like thinks the thinks the world of what i do. I'm an very male dominated industry but still like well. I don't know are nba players to trust someone who never played in the nba. I was like rod. Stevens never played in the nba. Like these questions that we asked about women we never asked about men like even one of the comments. I saw somebody make the role care lawson and becky hammon. They've never been head coaches in the nba. Before i'm like brad. Stevens was never even an assistant in the nba. He posts in even coats like at least carolina's coaching at duke. Which is a good winds program. I coach butler but was only good. When brad stevens was there like they've been like middle of the road ever sent there. There was considered a second tier division. One schools like he came from kentucky or ucla or north carolina. Like he was at butler any slow down a head coaching job. I mean it's just jared. it's just you know how it is. It's just mis perception. That women are somehow incapable of doing something that men have always done. But it's just that memo is done it so women haven't had an opportunity to show how kick ass big it'd be at it. I do know how. But i think twenty twenty one. Hello i say that they'll like twenty twenty one and also the only talking about two women i mean. Surely there are a lot more than two women who were qualified for this job. Well when they're not they're not looking at the college ranks right. it's not like they're looking at a buffet. Mcgraw from notre dame. I love that. Or a don dailey. Believe is at shoot. Where is she. She's got a pretty good program. And now i'm blanking on where she coaches but she's also like the head of could be good women's program. It's not as if like every time. Immense job comes open. There will be names of good college coaches who then surface. But that's not happening with this like there's still that like of okay. Well if you've shown that you can do it in the nba will be when opportunity. But you can't just show it at at the college level and you certainly can't show it just at the college women's college level you have to have maybe coached a men's college debrosse to consider you which is just. It's unbelievable such a double standard so twenty eric. I don't know what's happening in youth in massachusetts but we now have this. Is the fourteenth person involved in youth hockey in massachusetts has been disciplined for sexual misconduct. What's going on i. That's a great. I have no idea what's going on. I mean i guess. The positive of the story is safe sport. Which has been investigating claims. That had never been investigated before Are finding these coaches and vetting been complaints against them in doing something about it. But the fact that i think massachusetts has like the most hockey coaches next to minnesota who now have been found to be using their position of power to her young children often in a either verbally abusive way or sexually abusive way that the worst part of the story is i think he was only ban. This coach was only banned for two years and while the investigation was ongoing. He just had to be supervised so. This person is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl while she was on his hockey team and he was allowed to continue coaching now under supervision. And now to me that the punishment make they're not punishing anyone str- strongly enough. That would discourage this behavior in the future and if it's really to me marjorie reminiscent of the catholic church right where the punishments are so small. You just move these people around to somewhere else. And then they continue harming children and the fact that this is happening youth programs not that would be any better was college or professional level. But these are kids and this could damage kids for life But it really shines a light. Bob haller nice job on the always take yeah That really they need to take a look. Obviously massachusetts needs to take a look at the vetting of because now. They've found six porta stomach. Somebody's coaches that massachusetts hockey programs. Have hired have had records of A child abuse rape. I mean like knots. Not small. Barks against them Really dangerous And past criminal records that should completely exclude them from even being considered for a job with children but yet they're not doing it. So hopefully you know the governing body of of Hockey massachusetts takes a hard look at itself and reexamined exactly who they're recruiting to hold these positions and the vetting process that these people are going to go through anything about this us center for save sport. I've i've known about them. Until i read this bipolar story. So the only thing i know about them is that they have you know in the wake of the larry nassar incident yes abusing gymnasts and then the subsequent complaints that came out with usa. Swimming and i also believe usa wrestling and cemented wrestling. They sort of i think it's like a governing body that came in as an independent investigator for these programs. To hold these programs accountable. This next story about locker rooms. I find really really fascinating. I i think for for all journalists especially it's really interesting that Journalists there was this piece written in the providence journal About the reporter talking about how his best stories have come from these casual conversations that he has in the locker room. They all of their off the record but also comes. Stories arise out of relationship building. That happened in less formal occasions in the locker room but now with covert restrictions reporters aren't being allowed in. Is this the end of reporter access to locker room. I hope not jared. And you know what i have to imagine that be unions for these writers will fight this that they will fight these restrictions tooth and nail wants. Things really do sort of get to a place where we feel like. It's it's really kind of quote unquote normal again. Something anything will have totally normal again Especially something like the be. Vwa which is a really powerful baseball writers association. I can't imagine that they won't push back on this. Because i know people at home are listening and saying who cares. Why do you need to go and locker room and talk to a player. That's you know that's that's an invasive. Anyway that's a place for them to change to be by themselves. Trust me as a woman is a locker room. I get that. But i also know that. Those interactions you have whether they're on the field before a baseball game for any clubhouse or in a locker room or in the dugout Those are the times that you have that you could just up to someone's locker while they're sitting there and have a conversation with them by themselves. You can talk to them about their kids. Their wife may be something that you have in common and you can build a relationship with them so that you can find other things about that and that we can. We can humanize these athletes who become more than just what they are on the field but like i know they're not publicly held companies and they're certainly not politicians but if we allow sports to become an arena. Where all of the reporting and i'm using air quotations is done via like the player's tribune where it's always through a player's voice. It's always through coaches voice. It's always through their pr. Spin like there are big stories. That will no longer break in. They won't be access to be able to talk to them and they also think about what happened with naomi osaka front. You wanna do everything in a press. Conference will mini. Somebody like naomi. Osaka is much more comfortable doing a sitdown one on one interview where it's not that pressure and there's lights cameras and things like that on our largest like screaming questions about them. I mean again. I know it seems to be like who cares but people love sports and they love to get to know their athletes. And the reason you get to know your athletes a little bit better. A lot of times is because of the good work of the beat reporters that are down there day in and day out. You know it's like they they bring that other side of that you might not otherwise. See the cynical part of me wonders. Is this just trying to Is this the teams trying to control the message percent. That's not cynical. You know. I hate to be so. Yeah that's exactly what they're doing. Because you think of any other entity you go to a corporation. I find it in the arts. There's hardly ever not oppress person who's president in some capacity not that they're controlling the message but the just by virtue of their presence they have an impact so it was actually surprised to realize that you could have those unfiltered access to athletes because of what arises out of those situations. And you don't have any money to step in there and say no no. You can't report that or me. Try to spin this control. The story i mean. Don't get me wrong jared. If they get word that maybe someone is opened up a little bit too much to you. You'll be getting a phone call and there's always somebody hovering around like watching you talk to them and they think the conversation goes on too long they come over to check in. Make sure everything's okay. I mean it's not like you're sitting at having like a four hour conversation that someone's locker with them but there is at least opportunity to for them to get to know you as a real person and you to get to know them as a real person So that again to me. What makes anything greg. I what i worry about is do these guys become and women become so two-dimensional through social media and watching them on. Tv play games. That like you lose that humanity of that like there has to be some level of getting a realizing that these people are people. They're not just robots and that's something. I think that's one of the great things about being a sports reporter is that you get to you. Get to bring the other side of tom. Brady to people or the other side of doug fortier jalen browder jason tatum just by virtue of building a trust with them so that they feel comfortable telling their story so basically. The league doesn't see the advantage of reporters getting these casual. Conversations may be off the record out of their earshot in the locker room but they do see the value of the press conferences like posted tennis match when all the. Tv's are there. I mean that's basically they see one is very crucial and one is not necessarily beneficial. One is very controlled right. And so if i ask a question that that someone doesn't like in a press conference it's very easy for pr person. Say yup you don't have to answer that it's much more difficult to do that off to the side. Having quiet conversation. I thought the record. Okay thank you very much as always. We got a couple of days before you leave. So we'll see we cannot hope. Oh yes and. I will definitely talk to you while i'm in tokyo. I don't know about will ever look this nights ago. Fantastic all the time. See you later. Thank you very much by trying to narrow joins us every week. She's an anchor and reporter for nbc sports. Boston and a bp contributor. Well coming up c. n. n.'s. John king is here to go over the latest politics headlines. Here dial on eighty nine seven. Gbh boston public radio. Welcome back to boston. Public radio jack bonus in for jim brady west day off joining us in just a few minutes. We hope unless he's forgotten about us happened john king. He's chief national correspondent and anchor of inside politics. I think he's going to be. I'm going to be with us. We'll find out as soon as he is. I hope he's not delayed. I think the phone is ringing right now. But you know we have a lot to discuss them saying including the fact that the white house released this new national national strategy to deal with domestic terrorism and really recognizing domestic terrorism. A big problem in this of course is in the wake of the january six attack on the capital it previously in the in the trump administration much more of an emphasis on foreign terrorism reward about Whether it was iranians or worried about al-qaeda wherever it was and we had ignore i for a good period of time what was bubbling up with our own country. So i think that's a great thing because White supremacy domestic terrorism. Kinda big problem. Well what's one of the big things that we've heard from the reports that have come out from these investigations is that there was a there was chatter. There was conversation but it wasn't necessarily tracked so it looks like the white house is now going to funnel money into the justice department into the fbi is that they have the resources they need. When this chatter bubbles up as it can looks like it will continue to do. Is these groups grow in strength and try to move their networks around. They can address this and not have another moment at the capitol like we had in january. Yeah apparently there wasn't enough money in the budget right. It was very very lopsided. It was all toward the engine national. We do have quite a bit. We overreact and you can understand it in the moment because obviously after nine eleven the whole nation was shattered and crushed but it could have adjusted between the now and we haven't done that yet a big thing that there is some reporting that Mitch mcconnell is returning to his old strategies of trying to block any kind of court nominee coming out of the biden white house. We all remember what happened. Merrick garland when barack obama nominated him to be a supreme court. Justice and merrick. Garland could barely get Sit downs with Republicans on the hill and of course he went down. He never became a supreme court. Justice now. He mcconnell reportedly is doing the same sort of thing again. So that's that's upsetting. So i don't know where john is staffing any update on john just not called yet and i guess that's it. We are searching him out. Now you would have to expect that mccollum. I develop the strategy especially with this conversation. That's been growing over justice. Briar our own homegrown justice. Stephen breyer and calls for him to maybe consider avoiding another situation. Like ruth bader ginsburg and perhaps stepping aside now while the administration the biden administration has full chance full authority not to say that the obama administration didn't with garland But to install somebody of their liking and not have it subject to the whims of the republican party again. Well i i. He's been a great justice but it seems to me. It would be a good thing if he retired before. You don't know what's going to happen in two thousand twenty two. We certainly don't know what's going to happen in two thousand twenty four. We have a very lopsided supreme court right now six to three six conservatives and liberals i country is better served whether you're conservative or liberal by having more balanced four five or five four so that you have a classic swing. Vote in there all the time. It's i think it's very frightening Certainly to a lot of americans to have the conservative side. Be so heavy. Lee reported on the court anywhere waiting for john king. We can wait for john king for long. Oh we do have jobs going to. We switched chocolate our next topic girl scout cookies in case john. It's stiffed us. Apparently john hasn't stiffed us. Cocoa beach. you there's a lot of them. We're gonna talk about that later on john king. They're apparently all over the country. Because the pandemic you couldn't herash your co workers in the office to buy your kids girl scout cookies so there's lot of leftover but. I'm glad you're here. John because i was getting nervous. But you're here. Thank you for joining us so for the phone. Mix up no problem no problem. So let's start with president biden. Going to geneva meeting was ladimir putin what what can we expect substantively. I'm not sure march. I do think stylistically. I was covering the white house. When putin took power during the end of the clinton administration and joe biden will be the fifth american president and the four before him if all gone in at least publicly with this rosy view That they can have a reset in relationships or they can have a productive relationship way. Back in the clinton days they thought of him as a potentially as a reformer coming in after boris yeltsin. I remember george. W bush famously said i think i saw a piece of his soul And so i. I do think that what's so different is. That biden is sounds very realistic about this. He says putin might not even listen to me. When i bring up alexei navalny when i bring up human rights when i bring up aggression in ukraine when i bring up election interference So he seems to be trying to get. If there's a reset under biden. It seems to be more honest open. Pragmatic relationship where they looked each other in the eye. And you know make clear that they disagree on a whole bunch of things about are. There are a few things where they can make. Progress would putin At least even just for a little while. Crackdown on ransomware From inside these criminal entities within russia possibly can they make agreement on a new start nuclear arms control agreement. That would be as much about us. Russia arms control but then even more so about trying to get china at the table and international international arms control. So we'll see. I do think biden's open skepticism Going into this meeting and his open scorn For putin as president and as a person his character is. What makes this so different thinking a lot about this and as you say if if it's not so much about substance who knows what they could accomplish then what are the optics do for each country to have the meeting. I think jared. That's why the white house has decided no joint press conference because they don't want never one they don't want the absurdity of what happened in helsinki joe biden not going to stand there and say putin told me he didn't do it and i believe him Like trump did But they do they do know that putin has a history Very clever guy. Whether you you know we can. All poor His conduct with poisoning political critics and cracking down on dissidents and rolling troops into georgia and then into ukraine He's a very crafty person. And so If in a public setting biden criticize him for democratic lack of democratic reforms in a crackdown and putin dan talk about january six then protests in the american streets and you know the george floyd killing rightly so not. The united states shouldn't be open to criticism on some of these issues but the biden people have just decided that that's a stage. They do not want to give putin so they will do separate news conferences. And i'm sure they will air out their differences at them. You kind of like doing biden called a worthy adversary because it it it Well you're the expert. What was your reaction to that. I think it's part of Showing sort of begrudging respect not not praising anything he's doing but also not trying to insult him or demean demean his stature. He is the president of a very important country in the world again. We could spend a month On going through his file bad behavior It is voluminous and it is constant and it goes back twenty plus years now but more importantly it is in the here. And now if you're if you're into the idea that people can change and you can have forgiveness or you can forget some past. Transgressions has long as. You're making future progress. I've just look at you know the case of nevada Nevada himself being poisoned now in a russian jail russian court then saying that is his political group is extremist Again back when yeltsin yielded to putin there were some thought that putin's ties to the kgb kgb has roots in russia's past with somehow help him pull the dark forces into a better future for russia. We've seen quite something very different in the last twenty years especially in recent years when he just you know i get again. I don't mean the way it sounds But he is openly transparent about his crackdown on criticism and political dissent So he does not try to hide what he's doing so just talk about this. The white house releasing this national strategy to combat domestic terrorism. I think is the first time they've ever done that. How significant this. It's significant that. They're trying and i think the tests should be let circle back in six months a year and see if they have succeeded in doing what they wanna do here because part of this marjorie is very familiar to the days after nine. Eleven criticism was that you know so. Many agencies of the united states government You know had access to information but they didn't share it right and so what. The general garland is saying is that we need to have the justice department will now be the clearinghouse and all these agencies when you get hints of potential bad behavior whether it's on social media whether it's a tip let's make sure it all gets to a clearing clearinghouse so that the information doesn't get siloed and you don't know one thing i know something else in jared knows something else still and if we had connected those thoughts we might have stopped. Something terrible from happening So that's the main goal Do a better job tracking on social media and other platforms where people Voice their extremism and the other thing that's significant was the attorney general said. Look you're allowed to say and think things in the united states america you're allowed to say and think porn things in the united states american. He promised they were not gonna crack down. Thought they were only going to. You know keep their eyes wide open so they could be prepared to move quickly if they see action or the imminent threat probable cause of action. You're talking about this and makes me wonder what staffing is like these different agencies. Now we know under the trump administration they were losing people left to right. They weren't fully staffed to begin with it. Sounds like i don't know how that was in the department of justice and certainly the fbi is probably different But you've got to imagine that some of that contributed to these communication breakdowns. How is staffing moving forward at the with the obama administration us. Sorry the biden administration. I think jared they have made a priority of fully staffing agencies across the government that's trump administration. The trump administration had a disdain for government. If you will They didn't they didn't think much of government in washington and especially in these law enforcement agencies where the president then president trump sometimes with an open war with them thanking them as part of the deep state they did not staff them up and in many cases where they were staffed up. You see a lot of trump people. The biden administration either using its powers to force them out or at least just making making agreements with many of them that you know your time runs out here. You're you'll you'll be moving on and bringing in new people again. I think you make a key point They're making these big promises. The question is can they deliver and part of that is can they break down silos and get the information sharing it also is a can they staff up and not only with new people Which they say they will do. A lot of prosecutors. A lot of new agents a lot of new analysts to study these issues But then you can you get. Can you get the right people in. And can you get them in quickly. I think as part of the test again when we circle back in three or six months. Yeah it was disturbing though is as you mentioned. You mentioned nine eleven before john king. I thought we were supposed to figure out how to not silo. That was you know. Twenty years ago they were supposed to figure it out. There's no question about that. And so that's that is one of the issues here and again. Most of that emphasis though was on international terrorism and the government which the government would tell you they do a better job of working. Not only the cia with the defense intelligence agency with the fbi but with their foreign interview partners as well They would tell you they'd think they do a much better job Again working with governments around the world including governments that are friendly with the united states but to work with them on counterterrorism issues So i think the challenge has been that this home grown threat and again you can go back to oklahoma city in the clinton presidency That is you know. In that moment it was a big deal and then it kind of fades and we do know we just. It's just a fact that during the trump presidency when we started to see More smoke if you will More rumblings more Hateful conduct And again some of this is allowed. So this is the hard part from law enforcement perspective. You're allowed to say things you're allowed to publish things us just not allowed to do things that it just felt. It just was not a priority. That's this is the quickest way to put it in the trump administration. It was just not a priority in this new administration says it will be so john king apparently through emails. We now learn that the for president. I tried to get the department justice to support him in his lies about the election. How big of a deal is this. I think it's just so much more evidence in this file of the lengths to which donald trump was prepared to go and the people around him who are supposed to be. The guardrails were prepared to go In trying to cheat in trying to change the outcome of the election if you look at the timetable for these email the remember the electors met on december fourteenth in all around the country and they certified the election results and so then they send word to washington and washington accepts that on january. Six the day of the insurrection. Well in the three weeks in between is where you see about a half dozen. A very aggressive context context either emails. That president trump himself dictated to an assistant who wrote them to the justice department or things from the white house. Chief of staff mark meadows essentially trying to get the then acting attorney. General remember. bill barr had resided. So jeff rosen with the acting attorney general you know please wait meet with through rudy. Giuliani about this. You should look into that you know. Hey in michigan. There's this everything. They mentioned in these emails by the way has been thrown out in state courts or thrown out in federal courts. So it's not as if they'd had these new novel fraud allegations that were worthy of looking into one of the things they asked him to do to meet with. Giuliani people about this conspiracy that the italians. The italy was using military technology and satellites to flip votes from trump. To think about that. For a second. You're the people at the right arm of the president of the united states are asking the attorney general of the united states to use the powers of government to explore this cockamamie idea that the italians are using military technology and satellites to flip votes in the united states election. Well i was gonna say where did that come from. I don't know if we didn't learn that. I hope by that lasts explanation. I can answer question but did these these. Please get any traction whatsoever. Within the trump justice. I shouldn't say the smart apartment but the doj at the time. Jeff rosen the active attorney general at the time wrote an email back essentially any use the words. I'm not going to meet with giuliani or his witnesses. And he put witnesses in quotes. He got us. There were progressive listening out there who might have grievances with jefferson but on this particular issue he clearly got it that this was lunacy and that he was going to have no part of it. Okay you guys are also reporting cnn. That mitch mcconnell is anticipating Kind of a merrick garland redux Blocking biden court nominees. What's happening. Well this is what i call. A game of speculative chess in washington dc. There is this idea. We've talked about this before. The progressives want justice briar to step down Before the midterms. So that joe biden could name. His name is replacement before the possibility that republicans take over. And so now you have mitch mcconnell openly saying that if you know if the republicans are going to take the senate will then biden's not getting another supreme court justice In that scenario. I may be you know. Not have the words exact. There may be a little bit more wiggle room in what he has said. But this goes back to the whole. We were just talking about now. Attorney general merrick. Garland you know. Many think merrick garland should be justice. Merrick garland the supreme court But mitch mcconnell refuse to have a process not even a hearing for him in the obama days So is this. This is this look. There's a lot of political posturing in here. There's a lot of mcconnell trying to fire up the republican base for the midterms get people. We have to vote because we have to block biden from getting a supreme court. Pick so some of this is fake if you will. It's used to gin up. Fundraising gin up Republican intensity but make no mistake about it if there was if mitch mcconnell was returned to power and had a chance to block the biden agenda whether it was supreme court. Justice is all the way down to printing calendars. That say tuesday comes after monday You know he's going to do it Because he has done it in the past. So i think part of it is You know we don't know if we're ever going to be on this terrain but the threat is meant to excite republicans and to serve notice to biden that if you lose. The midterms expect cooperation from a republican. Senate was roger. And i were talking before you came on one one way to preempt that or these these calls for justice briar to really consider if maybe this is the time that that he should retire. I can only imagine that. Those calls are escalating with news like this. Where does that all stand. It is fascinating. I actually was in the same room as justice. Breyer a few nights ago event. The irish embassy here in washington and it was a social event. So i was not going to ask him in that setting a what he thought about all this but i do know several friends of his he goes back. You know. there's a staffer to senator kennedy way back in the day and i i do know several friends of his who say that he understands this. He gets it He the politics of it because he was in politics before he was on the bench But the also finds it a little bit disrespectful and that Just is this signal. He's trying to send that get it. And therefore stop pressuring me and i'll step aside at the right time or is or is he getting so annoyed by it that he decides to be more stubborn. I don't know but if you know there are a whole lot. I do remember back in the obama days when a lot of people justice ginsburg should step down. She was battling cancer back in those days and she held on for a long time. God bless her As remarkable resilient historic woman but there are still some progressives who think you know we we lost one. They're right we should have done. Yeah we should have been harder in their pressure so this is a very important drama going to continue to play out there different opinions. In and justice. Breyer is a very proud man But we're gonna have to keep an eye on this. Jared one last question before you go john. I show you mentioned that we had crossed six hundred thousand. A nineteen deaths But across the country including here in massachusetts many states are are dropping their their mandates and taking off our mass and we're going to dive bars and everything else. So what's your would you say about the Six hundred thousand mark mostly. I just felt sad. It is it is just sad to think that saddam you know many of us know somebody or a few people think about these six six hundred thousand people. That's a medium to large city of fellow americans friends and neighbors and teachers and melman and doctors nurses and you know everybody across the spectrum. White black brown latino asian This is this. is everybody everybody. Everybody has lost people of some more than others in and and the numbers don't need to be anywhere near this. We know this marjorie and jared from the conversations over the last fourteen months We did not have an administration that took it seriously at the time We may not have had you know they they would push back and say the chinese government wasn't fully transparent at the time that's true too But there's we as a country. I hope there's a lesson here and six hundred thousand fellow americans and the number will go even higher I do think as you talk about the easing of restrictions. Now i worry in the fall. Not because i'm smart but because i talked to these public health experts all the time that in places where the vaccination rate is lagging that we're gonna have regional outbreaks because of this delta variant and. What other whether whatever other variant comes along and so you'll have places where like in massachusetts and in maine and vermont where the vaccination rate is off the charts. Hopefully the fall is actually quite manageable. And there's not much corona virus that comes back when the weather starts to get a little cooler. But i do think we're gonna have to watch the mississippi's and the alabama's tennessee's in louisiana's and some places out west like utah. If they don't catch up between now and you know late august early september whether we see and sometimes even within some of the bigger states i just mentioned where you have in urban and suburban areas where it tends to be a long education line some more highly educated people have been vaccinated and a more rural and less educated. People have not. I i do worry about sort of a regional. You know a map of where you have pockets of covid spikes when we get to the fall and because that is avoidable because we know the vaccines work against these variants and they even if you get cova with the vaccine. You don't get a serious case of covid with the vaccine. That's what makes it so frustrating. Many of those six hundred thousand deaths did not have to happen. And many of the cases we might see in the fall. Do not have to happen john. Thanks for being with us. It's always about the phone. mix up i was. I was worried that you had something had happened to john king. Thanks a lot. John appreciate it. Take care so much. John king joins us every week. He's cnn's chief national correspondent and anchor of inside politics. Thanks again for joining us. Well coming up. We're making a sizeable shift here. The pandemic is known for creating shortages. Not surpluses so. Why is there a glut of cocaine. That's next on eighty nine seven. Gbh boston public radio. Welcome back to boston. The radio jarred bone is in for jim brady so during the pandemic shop became a lifeline for us consumers and for businesses but there is one outlined that couldn't get past the old fashioned model of door to door in person sales tragically who's girl scout cookies because covered their abundance of girl scout cookies. Fifteen million boxes have gone unsold. Normally they sell around eight hundred million dollars worth of cookies this year. Thin mint sales are thin as possible. I was opposable. You're taking your calls asking. Are you willing to do your part by ordering girl scout cookies online. Are you someone who tried to sell girl. Scout cookies during the pandemic. If so how go for you. Do you feel like or online is cheating. Did you like the ritual of buying them. In person is from girl scout cookie stand or from beleaguered parent who harassed you in the office making daily sales pitch you into the finally relented and gave in if you just want to weigh on your favorite girl scout cookie variety within as we said that samoa's doshi does pb sandwiches. I forget that. I think it's vanilla cream. Chocolate creams names got orchard. That's the ones i really. I really love but if you want to weigh in on the on the on the tragedy and the tragedy of those fifteen million boxes gonna talk because of course. This is how girl scouts from themselves right. The girl scouts the great organization. This is how they make their money and they're teetering on the brink here because they're short all this money. Eight seven seven. Three one eighty nine. Seventy is the number eight seven seven. Three one eighty nine seventy or you can email us at. Bp are at w. g. b. h. dot. Org or you can tweet us. It boss public radio. Do you have your girl scout cookies. Do you miss your girl scout cookies or i. I must admit. I do like girl scout cookies but you know you buy them from your niece. You gotta buy them from your sister-in-law going to buy from the person at the office you go to buy them for your neighbor. I mean you could be floating girl scout cookies miss the days when my office mate would come over and i would get one box within men's for twenty seven dollars. I wish i would return. Make fun because i know they rely on this money and actually they're saying it's going to hurt the girl scouts because they use it for programs and they do all the important things but yeah well. Yeah i missed the girl scout. Cookies never make my way ten minutes. Because they're they're just my favorite. How will the girl scouts survive this year. How they make it through this trying to get a last week win. when did this whole segment. We were talking about The expired foods. So i think that they can just put them in a cave somewhere in nevada and sell them for the next seventeen years could still eat them preserved. Y holocaust if your thin mints aficionado like you put them in the freezer because their best out of the freezer anyway out of their tin foil wrapper. Okay let's take some calls here cara from beverly. How are you coping with this girl. Scout cookie situation. It's very difficult. I am a cookie. mom yes. We sold a ton of cookies this year. We had a lot of girls hold really well online but I have like at least four five six cases like sitting in my basement. Right now So how long would they last. I can they in fact survive a nuclear holocaust or what and what people like to put them in the freezer. And if you freeze them. They will last like insulin next year. That's good. That's good so wins. The next girl girl scout cookie season. That's not easy for me to say. Apparently he's just going to have triple the cases. When does it launch. We girl scouts once their cookies sounds in november. And then you can sell all the way up until May have leftover cookies you on but nobody is buying cards. You know the names of the ones with a with a cream site that come like orioles but the but they're not oreos they call vanilla cream chocolate cream i think that's her name right Different there's different bakers for girl scout cookies. So our bakers from new hampshire. And we don't actually have those. And i'm not sure what the name is. Only one cream are the peanut butter patties. Okay opinion sandwiches. Some people call them the tackle on. Thank you very much for the call. Eight seven seven three. Oh one eight nine seven. All the girls got to fifty million short this year. They're cookie sales. How are they coping. And what can we do about it and the car. Thank you for calling. Oh thank you for taking my call. yes i purchased girl scout cookies online. I started on twitter. There's a troop in new york city. That are homeless girls. They live in their living homeless shelters and they had a very ambitious goal. And not only. Could i order for myself. But i could have them to homeless shelters and new york city. Talk okay so if you post looks to anybody who's selling them online now. I will be happy to buy again. That's so wait. A minute should be clear. How did you find this out. How'd you do this. It was on twitter on twitter. Okay twitter okay. Someone has had re tweeted And i went online. They had you know. Hit the link. I went online And i ordered like. I said i think i would. I eight or ten boxes because my dad loves them and i put mine in the freezer and then as i said i ordered a couple of boxes to be donated they shipped. I got them within a couple of weeks. None of them were broken And i think. I can't remember if i had to pay for shipping or not but i think i was a girl scout. I sold them door to door. I don. I don't know anybody in my area who sells them any longer. Have any friends who have little girls girls and it was it was worth. It was worth The three minutes at a tomato order them. And that's a great story. Thank you very much. Thank you very much for this car. Poor points out that with his holton begun the pandemic that is you could a trailer box of girl scout cookies for role toilet paper in the early days of the pandemic and brian is alleging some kind of scandal. Here i can't imagine he says it Only twenty seven cents of each box goes to local troop. Could that possibly be true brian. I don't know that's what brian says but says we really want to help the girl. Scouts make a direct donation to local and girl scout numbers down to us. That's why they need to to kind of bolster the support by handing out there by the way. I was a cub scout and i'm realizing girl. Scouts had an easier. They get to sell cookies. We have to sell calendars and wrapping paper. That when i was a kid wants that gross cost you. Could you could tell. I never made it to the girls. Because i was a brownie but something happens. I don't know i was. I never flew up that we had to fly out to become a girl scout. Somehow i never made it terry from. Hey thank you for calling. Hi thanks for taking my call i have to see The gentleman with a twenty seven cents per box per or prophet. Yep is wrong at least here in eastern massachusetts The girls make at least ninety cents per box good look for their local troop good and the baker gets roughly buck and a quarter per box. All the rest of it stays within the local council for camps and programs that they offer so tanna lion. Cooking's is really an excellent way to support troops because it's more than just that local troop is all programs that are offered to kids who can't afford camping all those kinds of things. Yeah so this. Is the dilemma right correct with. Yeah okay you're calling. So how was your experience selling experiences last year. Well i'm a troop leader. And i have to do a show tonight my troop of eighty one seven six. They had their bestselling selling your ever really and they are small troop but they worked so hard we may door hangers and arrange for people to do a drive through cookie booth. We laminated order sheets. We hand sanitizer in between you know. We've masked up gloved up My daughter sold over a thousand bucks. A cookie wow and so they. They had a phenomenal year. But i do know. There were a lot of troops especially younger troops. That were just so intimidated by what they'd have to go through to get approval to do a booth just because of all the safety is. Yeah it was a very intimidating idea and the door to door really wasn't an option so you really had to you know either. Have a shopper base that you had cultivated previously that was there to support you or You or be willing to put it in the work so my true pedigree tissue from april. It is yes with shout out to those girl scouts. Up h-have congratulations to you and your girls. That's that was great. Thank you very much for calling. Tammy the go. They've limited the menus and everything else so you know you're going to get the dosage does or the tag along or the short breads or the. I think there's a netflix series in there. I'm sure. Hey hey hey look at what. The girls inhaling will. isn't that nice for them exactly. That's a high bar. They said in hebrew. Very high bar maggie on the road. When you think about the girl scout cookie dilemma. Well i was. I was lucky in that I live in wayland and waylon has a facebook community for them and a trip later posted on there that her girls are true tied cookies available and so i was able to contact through her and get the cookies delivered to my front door. Very thing that i miss is with the with the girls out in front of the supermarkets and everything i go up to them and talk to them and bore them by telling them when i was a kid. Thirty five cents especially. Yeah maggie. I should know that. I don't how much they now. Oh they're five dollars a box or something like that. Were thirty five one or the other. I'm not even sure you can get a cookie for thirty five cents. Let alone a whole now. He does a great call. Thank you thank you very much did you. Did you said before you buy just one box and people in the office and that was the end of it. I buy more than one box. You buy more than your share them. And then you put seventeen boxes in your freezer. You eat them all through the winter if they all just wait one more month and they can be selling vintage girl scouts. It's a whole other marketing element to this. That's right. We're out of time here. But i feel bad. I feel bad for the girl scouts but there seems to be fight on the email is here about how much percentage of the profits the girl scouts get. I don't know we seem to be all over the place. There seems to be a certain. I think if we heard from a cookie mom cookie. Mom she feels. It goes where it's supposed to go and that's right. I think we should go check. We're gonna take word for it. S absolutely true. Okay thank you very much listening to another edition of boston public radio tomorrow. We're going. Have medical ethicist icap with us. Washington post columnist. Michelle single tariff. You haven't heard her yet. She is really fun to listen to and she knows everything. There is to know about finance I wish i was organized. Like she is. I mean she is unbelievable. A national security expert. Juliet kaime will be with us as well. You want to thank our crew chelsea. Murs zoe matthews had hughley in conley. Mackenzie farkas engineer. Is john clarke. Parker offsite engineers are miles. Smith and dave wilson. I realized it. Because jim isn't here. I could have broken the Flow later because usually takes a minute and a half and talk with him on his tv show tonight but he's not here to be on the tv show tonight so don't have to worry about. Do we like to say at the end of the show. Speculated what should be on greater boston I have no idea what's in greater boston. Got brad pitt on the show tonight What what else would we like to see. How about tom. Brady the latest on the. Ufo's flying around the whole region. We have complete expose greater boston. Happening have angelina. Jolie and brad pitt can of a reunion boston union. That'd be nice okay we are. We are Time now but thank you. Very much for tuning. In march. Regan jared bowen. Thank you very much for filling in for jim brady. Thanks for listening. And i hope you have a great afternoon and i hope you can tune in tomorrow by.
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Most of these restaurants these guys have had to close down a we. Fortunate that we've paid attention and we have some resources absolutely. We never thought something like this would happen. We'll get through it but we're still having hot here. We still had to let people go. We've lost opportunities lost locations. We have locations closing locations. Lose money in this shit sacrifice we got a notice that are cherry hill location. They gave us so much money. We don't know what to do with it. I told my team. Listen we're settled. We got so much money with this last thing she put through. We've got five hundred dollars so cheeses. What are you gonna do at five hundred dollars. It probably cost you. That's apply for the got emily. Why cranston location we were. We just redid that store. We did a full renovation. It was closed because we could not get people to work. When this covert piece was hit and they were overpaying people to stay home so we decided after renting renovating another location. That's will renovate this location. Which we didn't beautiful but we had no people to open it even if we wanted to do an people there last month when we were close but lost twenty two thousand dollars the month before we lost twenty two thousand dollars. There was no more. Ppp money there was no more forgiveness on loans. There was no more you know not having to defer your dead or your loans with espa that it all ended. We lost money. You don't we got that star zero. You know what you could see him because you weren't open because you weren't open you get nothing. They don't take in fact. he looks money. did they help a couple of hours. Johnston we got about twenty nine thousand. We're supposed to get some money for warwick it's going to be in the twenties we haven't received it But there's been no. She had sacrifice they held onto that money. Ever over the until the last minute instead of saying. Hey we're gonna dole out money to the cello and the caffeine and the capriccio and and the little guys keep people going. They held onto that money every single day as long as they possibly could reap it in the interest and trying to figure out how much money they can use to close the loopholes in the budget problems. They created from day one. I can't run my business like that and there were no and there. They were I get into a little bit of a back and forth if you will with the governor Talking about you know the pause or as we call here the purge. The purge was mitigated by the money that they were going to be spending on the persian. And here here's a challenge. Just by explanation. I'm up there. I get a couple of questions in it is in the patent genus show. I can't monopolize that much time. But the question that they refused answering mr chicago on the media recently challenged him the money that they gave out. Join the purge as a sop if you will to independent businesses like yourself was money that they should have given out. Oh i don't know four or five months ago so i it's not like this. Money's here's the people say to me. You're a libertarian. Why do you want. They broke it. They need to fix it. They continue to take money from us for their own purposes. Their own crony purposes. And they won't allow us to do business. Your how many how much i'm not gonna be. Take a shot at the landlords. Because they're in the same position is everybody else you're getting screwed but is your landlord gonna cut you. You know get you out of a lease early. probably not. who's going to lease it from him. You know we've had no break from a landlord zero it's survivor. The finished one of the point one of the properties we own the other four leased But fortunately we've been able to win the help the original loans and business be able to get through those pieces but listen even that loan that they came out with which was to ten thousand the grant. We applied for what they said. You can't apply for that all five locations. It's for one join on so because i own all the locations together. They're all separate operations. You can only apply for one and you can only get between two and ten grand. So what do. I split two thousand dollars between five stores. If you wanna bucks each we split ten thousand dollars two thousand each. It's ridiculous never mind. You know what. I got zero. I didn't even get to ten thousand zero now and then one or the other loans they had it was three. You could get up to three. Businesses could get money that an original. They came out with fifteen thousand dollars. We got that but only for three now for five we limit so Tough yeah go ahead. i'm sorry. Yeah i'm just saying it's tough but you go back to is this. She had a pain and suffering with the government versus the businesses absolutely not. I don't see people being laid off over. There began pay cuts. There's no money going into the government. There's no sales tax go on sale. Sachs's down the food taxes. Go on down to minimal that one percent that the local state local cities and towns getting it. So if that's the case why don't we give everybody in state government a pay cut in and that was. That was my point. And no one's looking to crucify the people who are making fifteen or twenty bucks an hour you know doing whatever it is. They do those those people the salt of the are. I doubt that most of them aren't earn every penny they get with the sheer volume. Upper five figure into six figure salaries. I mean you take someone like stephan. Prior is a twenty thousand dollars a year. Pay cut can hurt him. Yeah you know he'd rather have it but quite frankly the money's not there let's say you could eliminate his position and we'd be in better shape got going there. Buddy you get the twenty thousand dollar pay cut. That guy needs to go. I can't tell you about the zoom meeting. I had with him and jared cello. And lloyd sugarman man. I had that guy smoke and he was so pissed. But that's another story these that they're not paying what they should have done. Gina should have come out and said listen after the thirty sixty ninety days. Listen restaurants open up. Expand your hours. Those dinna dinner from four to twelve. If you normally see fifty tables spread it out. We're going to give you a little extra money to pay that extra labour. We're going to give you a little extra money to pay for that. Actually utility looking a little extra money to pay for the prophet. You might lose because some people won't come back in and she should have been supporting. Those people like that not shut people down. What at the ten o'clock. Kobe comes in run over the bar. You're struggling with your mortgage. You think about it all the time. What are we gonna do if we lose the house. It's time to stop thinking and start dialing call one eight nine nine five hope for free government program that offers expert one on one advice about your mortgage options. We've helped over a million homeowners and we want to help you call one eight eight eight nine nine five hope or visit home affordable dot gov brought to you by the us treasury hud and the ad council. Did you know that birthday parties. Help build confidence in kids. Yeah did you know that giving kids less sugar before bedtime helps them sleep better. Oh totally did you know that friendly kids have more friends. Everybody knows that. Hey guys did you know that. Most people think they're using the right car seat for their kid but they're not. I didn't know that parents who really know it. 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On for safety tips. Visit smokybear dot com brought to you by the us forest service your state forester and the ad council. Join me as i prepare. A collection of cherished family recipes passed through generation watch recipes for disaster at foodsafety dot gov. You'll learn the right step as maria. Does everything wrong brought to you. By the usda hhs and the council for an end and everybody gets sick. No that's a control piece. That's how how do you keep dave and pat from talking to bob. That's more that's about not about safety. You can't tell me you. And i sitting at a bar. We worked together. Every day is a safety problem but yet the governor and her people can stand around at the podium. And that's not a problem you can be at the supermarket. It's not a safety problem. You can own a liquor store. It's not a safety problem if you get sick with you go. Cvs walgreens gotta go get medicine. I haven't heard of a single outbreak. What you had to close a store down in call the pandemic crew in because one of those places exploded with with deaths and problems. Why are they open. Cvs bathroom maybe not. Don't think about it. The sheer randomness of all of this. I think is what finally finally tipped it For most of us and again to your point. I mean the first two or three months. I i believe you can respect us. Disease while simultaneously acting rationally the symptom. I'm sorry the cure in the form of all these closures will kill more far more absolutely than anything disease could have done. If in fact people just behave rationally. I wear a mask i would choose to wear. I don't want the government telling you choose to do it anyway. This is the only time of the day. I get a couple of hours a couple of week where. I don't wear masks right now. Because i'm on i'm on the radio slash. Whatever we want to call this. Yeah i he is. Here's the other problem with the mask. Peace can mask work in some cases. Yup work the way people wear a mask now. No you can't be using the same. Ask day in day out you walk in the store you touch it you take it off you touch over here. You put it on top of the table. People aren't following a mask situation be should be should be like if you go into a hospital. They put the mask on. They don't touch it again when they're done they throw it away. It's going that's the proper use of a mask that's not happening. You see people walk around at spaghetti sauce on the mask it's dirty it's all pods. It looks like it's been in and out of their pockets sixty times. It's on the dashboard on the four. There now this sharon because they don't know who's mask is that mine. Oh because it looks good. It sounds good. It's an image thing. That's that's ridiculous with how looking at their knowing the restaurant scene and you are other guest tonight. You're just joining us now. By the way. Dave levesque of the force behind brute awakenings is joining us earlier. On the scene we had faith dugan was as a top notch photography business oriented capable so many other things that she's doing right now based in newport both of them are representative of really one of the few economies of with force left in the state. And i'm talking about entertainment slash hospitality slash tours. You think about it from your experience as someone who's involved in the restaurant business for decades now and better rhode islander forever. There isn't much left in rhode island in terms of industry. Jor industry long gone shoe industry. A glimmer and our grandparents passed it. Ultimately the convoy businesses even gone the only thing left in this state is healthcare because we have a rapidly aging population The only thing left in the state government and the only thing really left in the state after that is what you and faith represent that sort of mass mixture of us talapity events restaurant business. What happens to the state wants. You guys are gone. You're already seen people leave. I mean you got people. moving out. Businesses closed down. There's no way some of these guys are reopening and this is just the beginning you populations increase. No things becoming more costly every single day with what they're doing and putting on you know i'd is going to happen. I mean we think every day do we want to expand more. And i'll tell you one of the reasons we pull out of that south county deal and it wasn't that we were afraid to spend the money. Originally we were putting two point two million into it with the two point three then to two point four. We were comfortable there. We don't want to spend that kind of money but we were comfortable. But every time gina open up her mouth and put restrictions on business down to fifty down to thirty percents. No nighttime business closed the boss down more plastic more sanitizing. Every time she spoke we saw ourself losing more and more market share every single day. Ten percent five percent fifteen percent gone so of my business is going backwards. Why am i going to try to increase. Put more locations in rhode island. That's that's one of the main reasons we decided to pull out of that. So what's going to happen when you lose all this hospitality stuff. I don't know it's kinda be you got to have a lot of vacancy and a lot of unemployment and a lot of people. Talk about the trickle down effect. We have not taken a single penny away from any employee that works for us in most cases. We're paying people more money. Who's got more opportunity because we need more people people get paid positions open up. He promoted people chef supervisors to manages. We've hired we've built up. Answer team from chef supervises to manages more now than we have so we're investing more into our businesses both the people and the brick and mortar to try to survive but even there we used to be hundred twenty people. Now we're down to seventy people will get back. Maybe but even if we do how many is going to him every single day. This restaurants closed. This one's going out of business. This guy's got knowing this. Listen i went. I went out the other day. Great organization you know the morning guys. Run a great job in newport. There were five tables. Friday night going out there. The guy at the bach at cynthia have drank. It's ridiculous they almost doesn't make sense to say open. I don't know how you're in a lease and this is kind of wrap things up here. The something you and i have discussed offline but love your public relations action this. I believe truly to my heart one of the reasons why we haven't had just streets of empty businesses. They businesses on. Lisa's and that there are a number of businesses out there trying to make whatever they can because they know they're going to get stuck with release in going to be able to get off the hook. They know eventually they're going to have to come cocoa for the money for the lease a business and are are just hanging there until the we expires at that point in time. If it's location base restaurant for example steed in said that me down here. What are you a yellow booger. I'm a banana slug steven. What are you doing in my room. I'm your sense of adventure. It's been a long time since we've had an adventure in the forest monto princes of force last year. I'm a slug steven. It took me a long time to get. You're right. I should get out. I did not that far away. Hey mom come to the forest where the more adventurous you lives. check out. Discover the forest dot org for cool places nearby brought to you by the us forest service and the ad council today. You eight greek yogurt. You took the train you wondered why people spend so much time reading celebrity blogs you read celebrity blog. You plan to work out. You skipped it. You did all the things that one normally does. The day before. 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Hug come up for safety tips. Visit smokybear dot com brought to you by the us forest service. Your state forester and the ad council. I make learning a privilege not a chore and frustration. A tool not an obstacle. I'm a teacher. I make more make more teach visit. Teach dot org brought to you by teach and the ad council or a location based retail store or something that requires a physical location. They're simply going to close their doors. And if it's the type of business they can do at home and maybe put a little money and set up a home office or something. They'll do it. But for the vast majority of rhode island businesses that are essentially location rooted once those leases are done. Do you think a lot of them aren't coming back absolutely. Listen i can tell you from my own experience. My johnson saw has been there twenty. Four years ritual brewed. I got fifteen years of options after this three years runs out so i got three more years of my lease that i got fifteen years of options. If i have to give you an answer today will. I renew in three years absolutely not. That's my that was my original location. We occupy four stores in that building right now. We have the entire basement. We got over ten thousand square feet at that location. Where the major in that property right now. Based on the way things are now which is looking at the hold on with tighter lease obligated to the lease you know personally we're not gonna walk away from our obligation. I never have never did never will but exactly what you said are businesses when they. Lisa's her up. They're going to walk now. Could it be a chance that we can turn it around. Twisted pivot do something else. Make that still work. Possibly but right now we lose twenty five hundred a week. How long do you to lose. Twenty five hundred a week. Cool ten thousand. You close up temporarily. Yeah he closed up temporarily and lose ten thousand yet. We could do that but now all of a sudden the seven eight nine ten employees that work that i put them. Maybe i keep a couple of them some. I have to let go now. We don't want to do that. We're trying to figure out everything we possibly can do. And that's what i said the beginning. It is so hot as a restaurant tori now to operate in this industry because of all these challenges that the government is putting on you for no reason at all. It's not like we're not sanitize it's not like we haven't social distance. It's not like we haven't trained people. We don't let employees in the store if they're sick if they work forty or thirty hours. A week with telam listened by the end of the month. We'll make sure you get all your hours in so you can financially still accommodate your debts and bills but today you can't work so if you wanna make up the time we'll make it up. We'll put you in a location. We have to wet doing everything we possibly can. Much can't sit at the bar. You can't be open past ten. You can't have this many people in in that even if she just changes the rules. It's not good enough. She physically has to say it's safe to go out there. I myself sat in a bar at a weinbach. And it's physically good here. The restaurants that are doing the right thing. Go to them. Go support caffeine. Oval go support shallows go supporting dino go support vonda go to these locations go to sport. The coast guard house attorney. Joe go out there. But if you don't have the governor standing up and telling people go out what is she says. Now it's fifty percent. It's okay people still not come in the morning restaurant. That's a major company when you got five p five tables and that's a problem. We love that place. Nobody can survive. He can't okay. How much money. You can't hold on forever eventually. The the smart people just say you not see you later walkaway. So you're right. When lisa's stop peeling people be making choices. And it's not going be all just going to reopen back to normal it'll be doors close and people gone some great people. There is this old shirley temple movie. And i wanna thank you for joining us tonight. I really do. This was very very provocative. both of you Not only outstanding business people. Who really do the lord's work in contributing to the to the wives we know we have here in rhode island. But i think you brought a both brought up very human perspective to this. But there's this great old shirley temple. I forgot which one guy knows. You can't watch most of them now. They're so politically incorrect. But the there's this moment where you know an issue for folks who are born long after showy temple Grace this mortal coil. She played this little toddler baby. And you know things were desperate was at the height of depression and halfway through the movie is they say she broke through the fourth wall. She comes out opens a curtain and says everybody. I've got good news. Depression is over and this whole busby. Berkeley style dance. Production that ensued for the rest of the movie. Happy base. i'll ever get happy. Times are here again. Yeah but that's not the real world. Because when i look at your restaurant and cry and johnson your anchor if you will. You are the anchor to that mall. Let's take leo leave. This thought well for for tonight. How many businesses. In that mall have profited simply. Because you're there and very often because you can listen if you drive down route six you can see it and please. If you're in that area go to brew. Don't go to donkeys. Donkeys will be okay in quite. Frankly you'll be the first real cup of coffee then an probably a couple of months that prude. But you know you you how many people pulled off into any one of a sylvia warwick spectacular building. How many people your facilities our destination facilities not only do you bring money and wealth to the people who work for you and yourself and your fa- all related families and your vendors but the halo effect that businesses like yours create wherever they operate cannot be denied and unfortunately what we need here in rhode island at stake level is an economics intervention. I suggested this wants to mr philipe. A few years back when i was testify as i often do before Think judiciary committee. And i said to him what we're gonna do is we're gonna lock the doors. We're going to give everybody economics book and we're gonna make everyone read it and they can't go out to the bathroom until they're done reading the goddamn book all right and he looked at me and he started laughing because no one in charge has any idea of the impact in the case of the legislature. Their abandonment of the state in the case of our governor. Her view will take over the state. So i you know you. You mentioned shared sacrifice. All of those guys should be cut for pay. They should be working for no money until this gets reestablished. And we're open. They don't do that. The federal government. They give themselves raises. It's ridiculous now. It's all one big party or as our parents both probably said to us at one point another. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt right now. What's it gonna take for people to finally realized that their freedoms are being ripped us at ripta. Pot ripped up. No one standing up no wants getting up and going enough is enough. Don't we just see the turn. Tv off a we just ignore it or we like i guess i just got gotta close down early. What's the big deal that the governor says. It's the right thing to do. I can't believe people are not standing up in frustrated. It'd be like this is it. This is a guided meditation on parenting. 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A public service message brought to you by the us force service and the ad council. My name is dale pazenski. Day to help the homeless in my community. Learn computer skills and daily basic resume. Wear the shirt. I live it. Give advocate volunteer. Live united go to live united dot org brought to you by united way and ad council. Heidi back i'm not gonna follow anymore. I'm blown away. I do you know matt. D'amico from the I don't think so for the health chain now. The club the club's the he was on here we show. He's a gentleman who decided to try and stay open. And i did hear that story. Yeah great guy you guys would be see other by the way i'm gonna make sure you guys meet is island right awesome So and that's what we're trying to do here on the call which by the way we're trying to bring together business owners to To to establish downs so that they can support each other and do business with each other but at the same time Kinda grow that sort of that love and feeling between these different sectors of the economy. You know matt went out there and put himself out there and i you know. He alluded to it when he was on the show. I certainly didn't ask him for dollar amount. But i got to believe that episode where he took on the government he fought. The law was a six-figure adventure between legal fees and between fines. Hopefully we'll get abrogated That we'll all of this stuff. He he big time when he laid out fighting and there are people out there who criticize him called him selfish. I mean the business owners that i know and i know a lot of them bleed for their employees and we get the fact that that there's going to be an element of employees who always you know f bomb in the owner. 'cause he's got to be making all all this could all he's got to be living the lodge and not understanding how much you know folks like you have at risk. How much folks like matt d'amico ever at risk act even on on a sole proprietorship folks like faith dugan. How much that they've got at risk for all of this. The the financial commitments investments in equipment to staggering absolutely staggering. An how hard it is to once broken how to a gentleman that a good friend of mine who's a caterer fireworks catering mark ruffalo. He's down on Analysis tremendous just is a wonderful chef. he has. I've gone my last two or three holidays. I've picked up his ready to go meals. Because that's the of work that they're doing to replace their catering business you know he takes you talked pointedly about the crew that he'd built together over the ten plus years that he'd been in business and the kind of chemistry that he brought together in terms of all the different people from the back of the back of the house all the way up to the front and he talks about how important that chemistry was his businesses success. And how hard it is to maintain that and or regenerated once you lose some of those people but you're right you know they. They won't understand it because they refuse to talk to people like you Uneven playing field. They know what's better for us and they're literally stealing our futures. They say we're selfish but yet she'll go out to a wine potty and have a good time and that's okay they'll go to fancy dinner restaurants and have a good time they'll go to hear salons and get it cuts of visit. The people they can they can visit but selfish because we're trying to survive which china stay open so we can not only pear employees pay bills abide by an end and obligations financially with people and selfish. So what are we supposed to go out of business. They wisely gave up the money. And that's when they will all show up crocodile tears. I'll never forget. Patrick kennedy showing up at a business closure. After it was too late there was just you know the the deal was done. It was the business closed and he wanted to know what he could do. And the sad part is what they don't realize is that if they simply take less money from you they'll be more to go around. Yeah so you know. It's funny when the when the governor announced that She was brilliant when she did this. By the way. I had to give that to a and everybody still talks about the two week paws but she announced in ten days. We're gonna have a two week paws. I don't care what restaurant you go talk to. That poor started the day she said in ten days so that put it at twenty four days and then she tacked on more time she knew she was get grabbing a month of this she would have been better off telling us to close down instead of t. tolerant with the strings keeping us open and we suffered through this entire period is pathetic. It's i'm surprised. People are not standing up. I don't know what it's gonna take. I personally think every restaurant should be banning together. Uh open up yes. follow the safety procedures. Were doing right now. no one saying. Avoid any of that stuff but every restaurant should be stand up and say we're not gonna put up with this shit anymore. It's ridiculous body. Help you with you again. thank you thank you. Thank you for joining me tonight. i know we've later into the evening then. We probably thought we were going to. But it's been quite a night here On the coalition I don't know if you caught some of our earlier programing But it's been quite a night and You know i. I'm proud to to call your friend even though we've never actually met it's always been virtually any anytime. You needed the space. I was there for you and i will be who it. Is everybody now. You guys do a lot for the community and again. I'm gonna close rhetorically with the question. I opened up with. How many young rhode islanders and essentially kind of remember. Mcdonald's us advertise like this. How many young rhode islanders has brewed. Awakenings represented their first real job with responsibility. As you put it thousands we keep on this current course and there will be an entire generation of young people who won't have an opportunity to get their first job to work at a place for either add. Brewed or a place like brute awakenings. And that's that's a legacy that you can be immensely proud of. And i hope that somehow we can find a way to continue that so Against thank you for joining us tonight. And let's let's get together again in a in a month or so hopefully happier times and we can talk about. We could use some what we call here. Hashtag food porn where we can Either go to the shop and take some pictures in real time or actually interview you at your store where people are lined up and the the berkeley types are singing. Happy days are here. Again and people in rhode island can do what they always wanted to do which is go out. Have a muffin have a cup of coffee. Maybe a little out of set and just sit there stare at each other in shock and then do what we do. Best argue with each other right absolutely cheese. God god bless you all right and we'll we'll stay in touch what's talk to thank you. Thank you very much great. Show all right bye-bye we are the coalition loud and proud outreach. 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Mike ralston from bartlesville. Oklahoma watched all four seasons of the tutors after his wife left him. We were there for them. We just like to check in on our customers from time to time. Is the onion news network. A in the free talk live. You live saturday edition of the show or open as they always are six three two eight three sixty one sixty six zero three two eight three sixty one sixty. Bring out whatever's on your mind joining you in the studio tonight you've got and i can't believe we live in a world where they're reassigning the gender of the plastic potato mr potato head. Sorry i'm the captain chaser wondering i'm glad that That lady gaga has her dogs back. Okay but wait a minute. I heard about both of these stories. This week that you're talking about. And i was gonna talk about bombings we we can get into that here in a moment but sounds important. You know mr potato had way more important. It's now come on. it's just potato head now. Is it though. Because i thought i heard that hasbro is going to be de emphasizing. The mr and mrs and that they would be moving the mr to the bottom of the box in small print. That's about what i heard as well. Okay there's still. Technically mr and mrs potato had i well. I mean they're not i don't know i haven't bought a mr potato head in a very long time as a matter of fact i'm old enough to remember that the potato is. The plastic potato is a new edition. Right it was originally just to taste are actual potato potato and you may you played with it because that's the kind of crap we played with kids today. They don't know how to have fun with just stick root vegetables. I imagine some kids were just leaving the actual potato on a shelf somewhere and it was getting pretty nasty. I wonder if there's jerusalem competition. I could somebody just create a competing potato man. I'm trying somebody could or potato woman you could probably three d print your own competing potato woman or man. If you get a mr potato. And mrs potato i think mrs potatoes just a bunch of add ons for your mr potato. Because are you saying he has always been trains. I'm saying it's a potato. That's a fake potato. Wrong data. And that stuff is either mr or mrs and if you wanna mister. You need a second potato. I actually read an article about this. I did not bring it for show. Prep because i didn't figure we'd be talking about it but yet here we are. The article was saying something along the lines of now. It doesn't matter if you have a a mr or mrs potato. Had you can have a whole family of potatoes where the mom and the dad are both the same gender or both different genders. It doesn't matter now. And i'm like okay. Thanks for jim. Yeah it never frigging matter. What kids weren't switching. Those always put the red puckered lips on on the one with the pants. And not the one with the skirt or whatever it was right as the women have read puckered lips. I mean yes. it's never mattered. It doesn't matter now. That's all i would say about it. I wish the whole potato family try very well hopefully do find all the best so Speaking of other potato heads The people in washington. Dc president joe biden according to the guardian dot com announced at the munich security conference last week. Diplomacy is back. And i don't know how many hours or days that was a new name of a missile the floor before he decided to drop bombs on more people in the middle east but he did say that Apparently i actually thought for a minute. That unity was the name of one of the missiles because by did say that he wanted to bring unity back to the middle east. Yeah yeah just. Generally you know and week deliver sobriety the middle east. The the military has an interesting way. It came up In some other article recently. That reminded me that there's a a missile or at least. During the reagan era there was called up peacekeeper. Yeah that's right peacekeeper. Missile like Yeah i mean maybe it's a peacemaker well. Over the peacekeeper the peacekeeper everything was old colt as a gun. Yang crashing. yeah so there was the patriot. Missile remember that one. That's right. Yeah i remember that makes more sense. I suspect they still have some of those things. So do we have a nickname because like obama became obama when he started bombing brown people to we call biden. The the bomber. What we call him. I don't know that's a good one. You can open the phones on that if you in a way in six zero three two three sixty sixty but surprise surprise. Another democrat. President and more bombs dropping. Did anybody think it was gonna be different. Doesn't matter if it's democrats bombs it really doesn't although it does seem that a lot of the presidents try to top each other as far as dropping bombs. But i believe they found that Trump didn't drop as many as obama did or is that a myth. I believe he didn't. But i have heard people make the accusation that he just was hiding. I'm go out on a limb though. I'm gonna say biden's gonna drop more bombs and trump well on it would make sense. It's not really much of a limb. Yeah it's pretty back. The amount of bombs dropped by a president matter. It does the military industrial complex. Because the more bombs you drop the more bombs you order. I guess the more money they make right right but i mean as far as from a a freedom perspective. A peaceful libertarian perspective. Going to go and drag bombs on an empty Island that's one thing but if they drop bombs on actual human being than those count. I thought we were just getting the two thousand dollar check. I didn't know about bombing. everybody surprise. Will you're gonna get well. I don't think it's two thousand. Didn't they did pass heard. They passed the one. Thousand dollar isn't going to be fourteen but was worth two thousand dollars. And i want my two thousand dollar check. All anybody needs to know is that biden was far quicker to drop bombs in syria. Then he was to give struggling people a hand up in fact it says here in the guardian peace that trump took four months to do the same. So biden's been in for less than a month this bar just just over a month at this point and he's already dropping bombs on the middle east. I mean we could have predicted this. Sure maybe we even did. It's hard to find good casualty numbers when democrats are in office. The target was facilities in eastern syria used by iran backed militia in retaliation for rocket attacks against the us troops in iraq earlier this month. Which of course you know. Trump didn't withdraw the troops from iraq. But he did to his credit withdraw. Some troops from like afghanistan for instance. I thought he just reshuffled them that he moved them from afghanistan. Like you know about that. I my favorite part of The pentagon mothers released his is that biden aims to deescalate the overall situation in both eastern syria and iraq. This is nemo. This is after the bombing after the bombing. Deescalation doesn't work that we're gonna with bombs. Presumably biden wanted to signal to iran. That it would pay a heavy price if it ordered attacks against the us troops in order to pressure washington to return to the iran nuclear deal but by bombing syria for this reason biden proved how failing to rejoin the nuclear agreement endanger endangers us national security. Iran's nuclear program continues to advance while the us in iran glide closer to a military confrontation. It's that biden. Knows these arguments quite well. He made them against donald trump only a few months ago. His top officials have spent the past years extensively criticizing trump's maximum pressure strategy. And they were all correct. He says here the article two again. The guardian dot com which makes his stepson iran. This first month all the more perplexing really have you never seen politicians lie to have a politician ever open their mouth. Exactly why it's synonymous i mean. That's what it means. Politician means liar and thief come on rather than bringing diplomacy back. Biden appears to be falling back into old patterns where appearing tough trump's being smart and we're diplomacy is merely a slogan sprinkled on policies centred on coercion not a genuine give and take. Well guess what. He was the same as the same joe biden. He was back in the obama administration. What were you expecting was going to be different. Exactly i mean. Look even if you'd put somebody like tulsi gabbard and she wasn't anti war she was just anti this war that war so she probably would have found a war she believed in. I mean that's what happens. These people aggregate power to themselves and it doesn't matter what they say they all do the same thing that their predecessors were tulsi gabbard until she's had a chance to ball of Some families As many of the presidents have done not indicting. I'm saying she probably would have because that tends to be what power does to people. It corrupts in attracts. The corrupt is bombing in such a fashion that is to say with executive order versus. You know what they're supposed to do supposedly according to well some people who believe in you know whatever the system says they're supposed to do like getting congressional yeah Is this an impeachable offense. Can we start calling for to impeach by I've leave camel toe harrison charged. He actually would be impeached or not as an question. Yeah you're right. I mean kamala. Harris is probably a worse bet. Six zero three two eight three sixty one sixteen. She's got some proof you know. Six three two eight three sixty one sixty. 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Know say a. plus rate it has to come back down to forty two five for me to like want to buy back so but i mean don't get me wrong like i'm up. Yeah sure but. Like whenever i try and take a okay. It's it's on the way up. I think i'll take a little. And then i'll go and if it comes back down i'll buy back in and it never comes back down to the rate at which i got my property. I always lose whenever i bet against the coin. Yeah i gotta say So anyway we. We actually have a bitcoin related story captain. That's coming up in a little little while this guy in the nfl national football league who is taking half of his salary and bitcoin turns out. He's done real well this year. A he's winning amazing. We'll tell you about that on the way but Speaking of big tech you have a story about apparently principal in a school that spoke out against big tech and has been punished for this popped up on my feet from a website. I've never been to call the reclaim. The net dot org. The has school principal suspended after teaching students about big tech censorship. A school principal in tennessee suing his school district and it superintendent for suspending him after he taught kids about big tech censorship the lawsuit claims his first and fourteenth amendment rights were violated. We obtained a copy of the lawsuit. There's a link to it here in the story Following the events of january six which. I don't think have anything to do with the story. The shelby county school superintendent. Jewish ray told principals to discuss the capital riot as a teachable moment. Quote unquote courtney. Cordova high school's principal barton thorne. Did exactly what the superintendent said in a virtual classroom. A thorn talk to his students about the threat of big tech censorship. In the aftermath of the riott the riot at the us capitol was used as a justification for facebook twitter and more to censor president trump and other conservatives thorn accused these platforms of deciding who gets to speak and what message are ideology to amplify quote. I'm going to tell you what to think. I just wanna help you. Think unquote principal thorne toilet students. Well they can't have that in schools right. You can't be teaching kids how to think they do seem to be steadily trying to get rid of anything that looks like critical thinking out of government schools. Now I had teachers back in the day. That did more than just sort of have us do. Rote memorization and actually did say things like. They wanted to teach us how to think. I tend to think that is not happening. Nearly as often i do remember any teachers ever telling you. They wanted to teach me how to think they always want me to learn the subject material. So that i could pass the quiz and that's fine. I doubt it. I telling you i had a few you know and i can only imagine that. It's fewer teachers at remarked on things like. Oh you seem more ahead of the other students or you seem more mature than other students and that kind of thing you know bragging or anything but like they those. That's the closest. I got to a teacher going. I wanna help you help. Teach you how to think how to make decisions. And you know how to evaluate things with an open. Mind and that type of thing There's actually an article. I haven't read it because well number one new york times has a terrible paywall and i was only just able to pull it up when i was looking for it. But it's called. Don't go down the rabbit hole critical thinking as we're taught to do it isn't helping in the fight against misinformation. It's literally an article that's telling people. Whoa this critical thinking. It's really hurting our cramming propaganda. down people's throats. Yeah that sounds exactly right. yeah. I don't know it's crazy i i'm looking right now. Presidential body counts. Remember how we were in the last segment talking about bombings thing. I don't think you're gonna find them. I think during the trump administration maybe the first year they actually stopped reporting that not that they stopped counting. They just stopped reporting it. Indeed the monetary. I do recall something similar to and but i can tell you is that There was an article. First thing i got was an article on trump Killing two hundred thousand people because of covid nineteen and the first thing i thought. Of course my red that is i remember Kamala harris mentioning that in the debate with mike pence. And i'm wondering. When does the joe biden administration began taking responsibility for the dead people on their watch. Do they take responsibility for all. The dead people are only the pedo die of covid nineteen. They can't take responsibility for any of it because it all would have been different if it had been biden who is in charge in twenty twenty. See then everybody would have been safe if it had been biden on twenty twenty. Yes if biden. We're in charge. He would have locked things down by johnny twenty six teen or if biden were in charge in two thousand twenty he would locked things down when the first signs of covid were coming out. And we'd all be safe and they're absolutely false of course but that's what they're gonna want you to believe i know but i mean biden actually chastened trump over shutting the borders with china shutting down travel with china and the very early days. So i mean we but once he knew he would have locked down hard instead of just playing with things like donald trump was. I think donald trump said some things that probably made people uncomfortable things like then one day. It's going to be gone and one day it will be gone. Will it though you think sure. Well when you say it will do you mean covid nineteen because there's like four thousand now Variants very. I don't know if they're called covid. Nineteen anymore and when do they get to be called. Covid twenty one. I don't no. I don't either. We got working up though you can share your thoughts six zero three two three sixty one sixty on this principle. He was suspended or fired. What happened to this guy. Suspended suspended for speaking about the tag on administrative leave currently. Oh so well. That doesn't mean he's getting paid six zero three two eight hundred sixty one sixty. That's the best kind of leaves where well that's true not have to work and actually get paid. You only really get that out of government jobs. Six zero three two eight three sixty one sixty. This is free talk. Live carl wachner. Longtime proponent of a voluntary society died last december. You may have seen his articles published on his website. Voluntariness dot com in his newsletter. 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So if you've got a business that you want other freedom minded people to know about if you've got digital content creator of you wanna share with those folks Maybe you're an event coordinator for some sort of actual thing that's happening in the year. Twenty twenty one. If you want to get people's eyeballs on your event get on over to liberty menu and it's free to you so there's no cost except the time it takes to put the thing up there So people can find out about you liberty not menus. We continue here. I'm talking about a principal at a government school. I think it was the government school. There was a school board involves presume that mean industry government school that he decided cordova high and in tennessee. Yeah so I guess they were talking about the quote unquote. What i what they call it. Revolution or something like that. In in insurrection is the term. they've been using events around. What was the date. July six january six th th the riot at the capitol unauthorized tour as i think. Thirty two That public property. Aren't they allowed to just go there whenever they want to. Well you know. I think they should. All they were. There was blocked off a scaled. The building be able to destroy the building still public property right. I think well. I is no. It is probably property for government so it's government so young people have to disabused of the notion that they have any kind of control over their government so no you have control over public property. You lost that money when you gave it to them. It was stolen from you from the oldest scam in the book which is protection protection money. That's all it is a racket. it's a rat. It's absolutely a racket. Smedley butler yeah exactly yeah. War's wreckage but Explicitly butler was no anarchist. He was simply a pacifist. So this school principal he went. He was put on suspension over. This yeah he said. I'm not going to tell you what to think. I just want to help you. Think among satisfy students is a students over a zoom session right so because the students aren't allowed to actually attend classes because of the government's you know did about kobe and whatever so and they can have that so he's now being punished. The principal of a school principal school talk to students about the threat of big tex censorship. And so i breezed through the transcript and i didn't see anything that was one way or the other you left right nothing. Certainly that as a parent. I would be concerned about my children hearing you know. I'm not a parent by the way but like if i were. I put myself the parents shoes. And they hit him to use the january. Sixteen as a teachable moment. Yes and he decided to try to teach about you. Know big tech in their influence over society and the school board said no. That's not what we is remarkably net for you to talk about how bad it was. That people went inside the capitol building without permission. They didn't specify what they mean right. That's that's the government position call it white supremacy to which is ridiculous surely and any trump crowd there's a wide variety of people At least got a shirt on like shirley. Okay surely just what. He's talking about well. His remarks principle got him swiftly. Put on administrative leave by the shelby county schools Pending a professional misconduct investigation. Al it really Acting serious about this. His lawyers on january twenty fifth from the liberty justice center sent the school board a warning letter demanding the immediate. Reinstatement of florida to publicly apologize for suggesting his actions were inappropriate in the warning letter. Thorns lawyers argued that he merely followed raise instructions. That's the superintendent who told him to use this as a teaching moment the superintendents email to educators suggested several educational materials including a national constitution center. Lesson plan suggesting students should discuss the importance of free speech on social media So the superintendent like said ear discuss this stuff so he did. They wanted him to talk about how. This is a sacred place. I thought how dare these people come in there and the one i haven't heard mentioned on any of the news sites and i'm just gonna go ahead and do it now. This country was founded by people. Who would have been willing to storm that building and spit on bayonets. The people who were in it. I mean that's who founded the country. So the idea that somehow. This is anti-american is frankly ridiculous. This is the most american thing that happened in. Two thousand twenty one. Well i get what you're saying. Their their perspective is the state is america and so therefore this was anti-state which of course it wasn't it was just pro their state. They wanted their guy to be in charge of the capitol. They aren't their agents to be doing their bidding and use their. That's all it is is every four years we fight like mad about. Who's gonna shove them. The there are other guys. Kirk pervert down. Each other's throats their ideology. You know i. I was thinking about it today. I think and correct me if i'm wrong guys. I think that if you declare yourself a democrat or if you declare yourself a republican you are in a cult for sure and you are brainwashed. I would say even the independence are likely in a cult as well. I mean the the cult is of the state it's not per se that there's a cult of the republicans and the democrats. I mean there's their wings of the cult. Well but what they wanna do. Is they each take turns shoving their ideology down. Everybody else's cults do cults usually go off by themselves in. Don't bother anybody at all. This is war and it's war by another name. And i mean that's what we were told in. School voting is the thing we do in order to not fight each other so the fact that it broke out into fighting one out of very few times since i've been alive is should be unsurprising because voting is violence against your neighbor violence perhaps but nonetheless it's violent it has a lot of the hallmarks of being a cult though. I mean the state has a lot of them. There's it has jargon has charismatic leaders. I think it's insulting to colts cults. Don't bother you with their stuff. Well i mean look if you go to send somebody in and ask them questions about how no no. This isn't a cultist where we keep children and in You know reintegration camps. Oh yeah this is the cult. Yeah generally culture small and they don't have a particularly effective way of recruiting because when people see them for what they are. This is a very successful cult that has managed to make people think that there's something they're not you know peop- people are believed they're in a religious cult and of course. Is there a difference between a religion and a cult. Is it just the size of it or is it. You know how call means you don't like the religion. I mean it. It is a weapon that is to say the state. The state is a weapon. And it's just people taking turns pointing that weapon at other people it's a it's a mental disease you know. It's a mental retardation. That people need to get over at some point. They need to get past this. And it's holding us back as a society created this belief in the state this constant fighting over this a this tool of violence ultimately what it is and it needs to end. You wanna make the distinction between what a state and what. A government is a status organization. The key claims monopoly privilege and the use of violence whereas the government would just be an organization with whom you agree for for certain services. Perhaps theory i mean. We haven't seen that yet. No but we certainly have seen hotels and cruise ships And these places are reasonable. Stand ins for what it might be like to rule over a piece of property where people live. It's not that hard. It's not even i mean it's not outlandish. There's a story here about secession. That i've been holding onto for days. It's from the nation dot com. Say that the the democrats argue that say yes. The case for blue states secession written in the biden administration tended. That's interesting and they talk about january. Sixth years so we can get into that Your thoughts are welcome. Six three two eight hundred sixty one sixty that six zero three two eight three six one six zero here on the live. Saturday edition of free talk live. Don't worry about things you can't control. 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But it's nice to hear from somebody who supports blue states session under a democrat now. I've traveled the united states extensively. And i have never once crossed the border and noticed that any particular state was blue game either but i think they mean political parties could get into that coming up here in a moment and of course your calls and thoughts are welcome. That's why we're going to those phone calls. And we'll start out with jerome. He is in charleston south carolina. Listening to w tma hedge around this country responded on oppression and slavery and megan mccain aides and account because no matter what the republican party does. She's still right there trying to phantom. I don't even know why he was negative. Now this is. I believe the daughter of john mccain thug he had a demon seed of john mccain now she's a lesbian or was that somebody else on chaney chaney's daughter okay you know. Remember all the details about politicians children. I mean they're all scum to me while they're politicians. They're they're just hoping to take there The family i mean if one of the politicians kids was like my dad was a thug. Then all right dude. You're on my side. Good good on you. You guys mentioned cheney's i've got that parody of cheney's got a gun so gerard the nation's founded on oppression and. I think that some people would certainly take every and slavery and take umbrage with. But i would agree with you. It's just that. I think that now the slavery has turned in so much as the people who have jobs have to pay for the politicians and the people who don't want them You know that the only way to get out of here is to just leave the country generally and of course they'll they'll still want some of your money then that yeah as make mccain if she you can she be anymore not just us. I don't want your husband hopped up pas. She must be pretty obnoxious to them. What do you say. She's something a husband what she's she's our she's married now. She had a jewish out a local brand. She's pretty obnoxious zero attention to the to me. This is like you know the people that obsess over hollywood stars and you know who they're having sex with and who they're having babies with. I've said breaking up with and to jerusalem before he's he's watching the political sopa. I thought i thought you lord passenger were father. Kinda soften her and change her. She's still noxious the jerome. You could talk about these people if you want to. But when i answered the phone screening call. You said you've been banned from talk shows in in south carolina and that's what i would often their charleston what is often what show well One day a guy. I heard like walter scott who was murdered by a policeman here. Maybe long ago. I mean i've heard of a lotta cops killing a lot of people so what happened. I am in our area. Okay which several have but this one was more of the more recent ones what happens guy. There was talk show host so he was on the jury. Wouldn't he wouldn't convict the The copter murder them. And i just went into a rage when i heard that dry decide to call and i asked him. I said what did you mean when you said You wouldn't convicted and what he did. He hung up on the scott. Kerr and that's a lie. Never occurs. i asked him about what he shares. Walter scott was the guy running from a cop right like he was shot in the back he decided he planet cancer autumn. Trying to try to make him look bad. You know so you said there was a charleston talk show host. Who's actually on. This name was charlie james. He's not here anymore. La heller this guy. On how the hell did this guy get through the deer process because when you know he wasn't he said if he was on the jury you said he was not on the jury but he said if if he was he was on the jury if he's a cockpit murder discount. Okay but how did you get banned from the show. What happened there. Well they shouted that i curse built use curse when i call them up or and that's not true. I just asked him. What did he mean by that. He had a like for black holes to challenge him whining thing. Dan is he on this issue on. W. tma or where's he where's critical down the greenville got. You can have them to okay. Well you know you're not banned from our show in fact There's no one technically banned from the show. There's one guy who's banned from calling on these phone lines. But he could in theory call on the matrix server and we'd we'd put him on or at least i pretty something to really angers me. I'm dropping some bombs on people in the middle east. Well they got attack. We have some people over there. That got attacked. Kilson mass dallas bomb. You think that's a good thing. Is it a good thing to retaliate against people and use violence to be get more violence. Talk americans what are you supposed to do. How about get out of the middle east and apologize. Well give warning to russia. I couldn't hear what was saying. Say that again please. Longest there's oil rare that'll never happen when fahd about the shari's responsible for killing of terrorist concern because oh what a surprise they would not the Saudi arabia you right there. He had done because he that guy he didn't want he wanted to shut your mouth. So you think do you think the. Us government in the military taxpayer-funded should be protecting oil companies and their interests. No but they protect american actress. Quit you okay. We got to cold relationship with the saudis. Okay get away with murder cheerless so let me see on the same page and clear we on the same page should do you agree that we should get the government if you know that they should pull the military out from the middle middle east completely you know. Bring him bring them all home. Not gonna happen math. I'm not asking you what's going to happen. I'm asking you what should happen. Look i'm not a business man. That's not my call. Well this man. Did you think the united states government should be supplying security for businesses though i mean which businesses is it only the oil drilling or should there be an officer stan stationed outside this radio show so that we can do our business and safety on a continuous do long as american interests involved okay. That's true staffed. We have when you say. American interests you. When you say american interests you mean interests of the people in the government. And they're buddies right. Whatever however you wanna phrase my answers. Because i'm an american and my interests are in the interest of peace yes. I'm interested in seeing peace. What about you drum. I'm but you ain't never got to see if you don't believe it if you don't believe it's possible then you're right. Thank you drum. Faecal according to antiwar dot com. I agree with the sentiment. Americans should remind president biden that he promised to prioritize diplomacy over military action as the primary instrument of his foreign policy biden. Should recognize that the best way to protect personnel is to take them out of the middle east. He should recall that. The iraqi parliament voted a year ago for us troops to leave their country. You should also recognize that. Us troops have no right to be in syria. Still protecting the oil on the orders of donald trump. So that's that. I mean it's that simple if somebody was harmed i. I'm sorry that they were wish. They weren't but biden is a hypocrites trailing more people isn't going to solve it. Yeah no he a whole bunch of comments during the election process when he was running about how we don't need another war in the middle east and we shouldn't be bombing people etcetera and so on and then he goes and does those exact thing. He's a frigging hypocrite. Of course he is and if you the listener are hearing me right now they all are. It doesn't matter. Which thug is in the chair. The problem is the chair itself. Absolutely an all the more reason to get a get the hell out of the united states. Call this thing quits because if you will if you want to have a chance at peace. That's a pretty good way to do it. I mean as you pointed out mark. You've kind of done this on an individual level. You moved to cite pan last year right. The this is the us marianna island of the wild. That's still a us territory. It's got a different legal setup and when you pay taxes inside pan or in the us. mariana islands. that money doesn't actually go to the federal government which is interesting. therefore you're not actually paying for dropping bombs on the middle east in that way and all the other states of the union. Could that same privilege of just leave the united states. And then that's it. You're not paying for war anymore at at any point in space at times United states and so therefore their individual entities should be able to rescind from whatever organization at anytime. Exactly we'll continue on that here and you can of course share your thoughts. The blue state. Case for secession. Coming up and the number six zero three two eight three sixty one sixty plus the nfl player. That's earning half his salary and bitcoin. We'll tell you how he's doing already this year. Having taken her father's role and cyril who has fallen out with her allies and her brother nathaniel heads into imperial philadelphia. Reckless plan thomas armed with new powers. I'm new allies. Remove sara from her throne and for the world of the living to survive and to gain the strings. She needs to find an impossible war ceremony. Unite the kings to enact an agent. Right that will propel her beyond mortality servant daughter. 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Mark taken off the second hour of the program going up. The case for blue states secession as being reported in the nation magazine very left-wing publication. We can tell you more about that. We are also going to go to your phone calls and thoughts because you know there must be a few people on the left. Who are a little bit upset about. Joe biden dropping bombs on syria. I heard from any of them. No but i mean there's plenty of them that are covering for him no doubt about it. Plenty of that are making excuses. Like drome who was just on the line with us. Who on one hand says he wants peace but doesn't actually believe that it can happen so therefore he supports you know defending oil companies. I mean the the back. Bending that people who purportedly want peace will go through to make excuses for these thug politicians. And again i thought trump and bush were thugs to just to be clear. It's just amazing to watch leave. These are referred to on the mental gymnasts. That's correct yeah i This is the one issue that i vote on. When i voted for president i no longer vote for president because i am now a resident of the us. Marianne us. and if i ever do return. What's that congratulations. Thank you. I send my tax money to an organization that doesn't kill people but it does that sound smug because it feels smug i'm hotels but it's also kind of cool. It's i'll take it. It's worth spending time there to do it. Not that it's it's not bad. I mean it's just. I'm just saying i wish i could have some say in whether or not my tax money went to kill people or not. Well you do. It just requires moving. And that's the problem. You know what i mean. I i know what you're saying. So this is the one issue that i do. Vote on when i vote for president and i would have voted for bernie sanders. Had he been an option. Now obviously in this go around. I was not registered to vote because i had already moved. But i'm just saying that. I don't vote based on party when it comes to the presidential election. I truly do vote on killing people now most of the time. That's the libertarian. But i will wait. Waiters in the make heavier make more important. Vote for a democrat or republican. If they seem like they're unlikely. People in and i don't vote specifically because nobody has even said. Hey if you elect me. I won't kill anybody says that but i mean there's been a few that have Run on less war. I want no war about no bombing. Anybody and there isn't anybody that said. Hey i'm going to do that. Ron paul came pretty close. Tulsi gabbard kind of picked up that flag and well. You wouldn't okay as the commander in chief of the military would be unwise to telegraph to china and russia that there are no circumstances where you would use the us military. I mean circumstance would be defense. What's that the circumstance would be defense if you were to believe in the government and you know. Want them to do anything at all. It should be defending Not offending not going around the world and dropping bombs and invading countries. And i think that would have been ron paul specifically the empire. Let me ask you this. What about things like taiwan. So for instance. The us has pledged to protect taiwan. That he was not supposed to get involved in other countries business. The us has used to protect taiwan and it should exit from all such agreements okay. I'm just saying that that's the case. What about was it Jefferson had said a entangling alliances with non was washington washington Those are good lines. Good line there's no doubt i think that it is. I mean you know it's tough. I can tell you the china would be over there in an instant. It's not my problem where individuals can come into play. If you believe in helping the people of taiwan go and do it you know if you want to. You know step in on the side of the afghans or whoever it is you wanna step in on the side of get over there. Sign up or send some money you know. Do whatever you wanna do. It's none of my business. Okay china's plenty spending plenty of money in order to get people on their side. Oh nba whole bunch of other organisms. Let the market decide. I take a similar stance when it comes to military action. Mr president mr biden. If you're so keen on bombing a country getting the plane yourself drop the bomb yourself. I prefer this method if if countries are going to fight. Let's go with Butlers and short swords and have the have the chiefs of of state. Go ahead and fight it out. Let's see xi jingping and joe biden Fight it out. We'll do it right well. I don't know we'll do it in france that sounds like neutral territory and We'll we'll do it in their largest Football stadium and we'll we'll televise it pay per view. Let's go to your calls and thoughts here. Duston is on the line in kansas and dustin. You're on free talk. Live just working on a powerful up gatorade right right now you know waking up on a strong shot of whiskey that that copy the gateway drug wrong crack every day and supporting the king pontious. You guys got anything for the tea party by the way when dustin calls in we usually have a really tough time understanding what he's saying. Now are you saying you're smoking crack wild drinking whiskey and your coffee. No no no. It's all the gateway drug to cigarettes and coffee caffeine or the powerful candidate arrate flavored water for the tea party mark. Do you have anything for the tea. Party have anything for the tea. I was taking notes. He's going to report to the tea party. I did see somebody crack man. It's pretty rough. Fire something there. Are you sure. Your name. St lougee i once did see somebody have a mr tea party and that was where everybody had to dress. Up as mr t. Food a lot of places. I wish i wish i was invited to. A mr t. park. I cut my hair to do the gold chains. And i don't want vesa kind of money and gold chains but i would make fake when you can get. You can get fake. Goldline should get some spray paint and some plastic ones and now he called you. Shirley what about you doesn't let's go on some kind of commentary that americans consume so many things that are addictive. It legalized wh- with me. I i i just got circumstances. But but but y- mark mark. I am asking for the advice of your island where you have a second home. I i'm up into their advice. Also what do you need. Advice about. House island can give you advice. Their freedom advice about margaret mark. Margosa island oversee like like in the philippines or some mar saipan. Us marianna yeah. Okay but what are you looking for advice about crack smoking or how. I'm open for for the tea party. New laws of land taxing already. When's the last time you went to a tea party. I i'm. I'm i'm low income. Well you didn't have to have a whole lot of money to go to the tea parties that'd to be able to like walk downtown usually park or something. Yeah it's usually just out and about it doesn't thank you for the call tonight. I was actually the most coherent of his calls. We actually were able to actually get a responsive to answer. I had some sort of vision of mark playing the part of ricardo montalban on fantasy island there while while the the caller was asking so yeah. Thanks for the call. Welcome to fantasy island. Bath the plane. Six three two eight three sixty one sixty. I used to love him. When i was a kid. I would watch that. I watched solely for the purpose of seeing. That guy smiles everyone smiles. Some people believe that secession is fantasy but like a lot of things. If enough people believe it's possible it can become real. You're all you have to do is get on a plane and fly to a u. s. territory. And your seceded. it's the let me let me tell you technically it's darn close and let me tell you how the most terrifying organization to anybody who's not an american is the us military. Anybody who is an american is the irs. There are two ways to get off the irs has roles one you can denounce your citizenship and move to some other place and never comeback back or number two you can move to a u. s. territory and stay there about six months out of the year i don't know stay in a beautiful Pair of spared paradise island for half the year. Sounds good to me herod icicle. Second do now. It's not like an icicle impaired paradise ical out that six hundred thirty five radio. What do you want out of a parrot secret. Six zero three two eight three six one six zero. You can share your thoughts with us. You can take control year. Which brings up whatever's on your mind session a blue states of all states. I like it. it's free talk live. Look i'm sorry but you're in for a world of pain. 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The confederate flags waved during the capitol hill riot following followed. Planning for the insurrection. In a facebook group called red state secession amid a wave of demands for secession by red state leaders and conservative commentators. It is blue states. However that have the real case for secession because american politics systematically tilts money and power to smaller and more conservative states undermining the interests of vermont. Vermont's a leftist. Let's the small. That's what i'm saying. Small the claim is a smaller more conservative states. I'm wyoming by thinking Delaware rhode island. Vermont haven't voted for a republican president in a very long time. Maybe they don't mean small as in size booth population. Perhaps those are a small population states. Okay but so his wyoming. It sounds like a species. Art van go ahead undermining the interests of the majority of the population. He says twice in the past twenty years. Gop candidate who lost the popular vote took the presidency and twenty twenty came uncomfortably close to making it the third time. A minority of the population control the senate for the past six years during which in combination with a minority elected president. Now normally on the left like minorities but in this case. They don't like this minority that they're talking about. I think they're talking about the red state people know. They're talking about a minority of the popular voting population so There's been instances that they mean the red state people right well. They're saying they're the majority they're saying that the left is the majority sure and the right is the minority but yet they still managed to have all this power. They want that to stop. Yeah so they say for the past six years during which combination in combination with a minority elected president it pack. The supreme court with a super majority of republican justices are current constitutional. Arrangements are not just undemocratic. They starve blue states financially. Deny human rights to their residence and repeatedly undermined local policy in innovation. I always immediately begin wondering when a democrat begins talking about what human rights are. What human rights are we talking about. Are we talking about people at the bladder rights lab where they incorporated from their kids. 'cause i'd love to if i believe in that i believe you have the right to be with your kids and you know like the the whole border situations a mess. However are we talking about the right to medical care the right to housing a reason just did a piece recently on On this lady. Who in new york. Who's doing a rent revolt. Because she believes housing is a human right. I've heard that a bunch and like the seattle area. Yeah given the undemocratic power of the senate to entrench its own minority rule. The threat of secession is the only viable route restoring democracy and equal justice not just for blue state residents but for americans in all fifty states who are hurt by our undemocratic political system covid nineteen has transformed an ongoing political irritant into a murderous political indifference. That we can no longer ignore last year. These unction so like it just seems wrong to me. But i'll i'll go ahead. I agree with this guy however the please by all means if you feel put upon by the united states government then You know and you think you're going to spend the rest of your life trying to get your state to secede than do that but You know i i off pick up and move someplace where you don't have to be involved in this particular stuff. You don't wanna move fine. Go ahead and fight fight fight if that's what you wanna do but the idea like to me. Democrats have grown the united states central government. And now we're complaining that sometimes republicans get a hold of it. Yes disingenuous to me. Like the government is big because of people. Like woodrow wilson. Fdr lbj ronald reagan. George w bush. I think that. I think that probably more so because of the the plans that were put in place by democrats rather than the republic ronald reagan increased in presided over a huge increase in size of government. All w bush also increased the size of government. Don't act like it was just the democrats who went in there and made the federal government picker. That's very deleted. The government has increased in size year-over-year president over president. Oh dow. Since i've been alive i would agree with you on that. Usually the republicans are responsible for military increases. Now i'm not saying that's good. I'm a quaker. i'm against Military spending increases however it is at the very least constitutional marginally. So you're making some pretty ridiculous claims right now. Under the republicans telling his social security isn't mentioned in the constitution but shit hold on the tenth amendment says that any power not given to the federal government is is remanded back to the states and people there up no. The republicans are not some kind of bastions of guardians of the constitution. However when they grow it they tend not to grow it in the ways. That are unconstitutional. That's all tillis claim. It's not a ridiculous. Absolutely as george w bush presided over a tremendous increase in the size of government. Yes and they had a bunch of republicans who are in charge right there and then so they didn't do jack diddly to make the government smaller now he didn't do anything. Are you going to actually try to argue. That the tsa was constitutional. Are you going to actually try to argue that. The patriot act was constitutional and that all the increase in the department of homeland security and all the stuff that went on during the bush administration was constitutional or more likely to be constitutionally. Talk about a partisan reach. Do if you wanted to if you wanted to say that. A police force to handle naturalization thus called naturalization immigration than something like homeland security and the tsa might make some sense the idea of installing. Don't even know why bother a monopoly in a airport security. No that doesn't make sense. Do republicans have grown the government. okay. I'm just telling you that. Woodrow wilson fdr lbj. A responsible for great deals with the democrats. Moore's what you're saying. yeah. I think so. I don't know i want something. You're how do you manage well. I don't want more. I don't know about you but how do you measure whose grew it. More politics of the spending of the united states met and they didn't do anything to get rid of it. 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They're going to get this fourteen hundred our kick which they did up to six hundred bucks out of already but i was pretty intruding and guess what's in there. There's a little pause in there for federal employees applause now the federal employees end up kidding fifteen weeks of leave. Sweet more keen. Now listen to this protein dollars a week. You're not right. Yeah i i actually read it in a different day. Go home to be around their children to make sure everything's okay. It's federal goes anal federal government employees. Only yeah so now. Alabama fell over. When i saw this. And i'm thinking to myself you're gonna throw out fourteen hundred bucks the honest citizens under seventy five grant and then for fifteen weeks you guys all make fourteen hundred bucks a week by the way. There's a ton of federal employees making more than seventy five gram and mine and i'm talking to our list. I understand that. But you know what i'm seeing myself. Don't let me do the math to you guys if you work five days a week. That's going to be amazing. Because i used to work down there. I know how they are so when you do. The math works out to twenty seven grand berlin hundred and five eight vacation. That's a nice perk and mind. You know government. Employees has been deemed non-essential. So no government. Employees at any level has felt any hurt as the result of the government's crackdown. That they blame on kovic well. They had the businesses so they hurt. I just figured i'd give you guys. I had a heads up on that. Good fine mike. Thanks for the call man appreciate it. The number six zero three two eight three sixty one sixty david in new mexico. You're on free. Talk live yeah. They're just uh fortifying their forces that are happy to work for them and we'll follow orders against you. But i called about this and similar to jerome just reporting another incidence of The cancel culture thing. This one's a fun one The everybody knows clyde lewis. Everybody does not know. Clyde lewis but a lot of people do who is he anyway. So quite lewis ground zero. Just google talk. Yeah yeah quite quite the night time. Art bell kind of kooky Show right were. Also you also does government stuff like kinda cross between rush. Limbaugh and alex. Jones wanna combine those two. He does that as well and combined with the other paranormal stuff. You know so paranormal conspiracy. Anyway he was this This cold snap that we had The over the last couple of weeks that made it all the way down in texas and all this flooding and stuff and so we had his parents as conspiracy stuff going regarding that any. He cited a bunch of hard facts on his radio program. That were just flat out wrong. And i wasn't the only one that notice that other people called on to break called in and i wanted. I just wanted to discuss things that he had proposed because it serious. He's making serious allegations that every bit of this was Completely unnatural and i had natural explanation for every bit of alvin the freeze of freeze. Okay the freeze where the weather. The weather cold. What was he suggesting that it was government weather modification or something like that. Yeah basic. i mean you're not even basically but exactly. Yeah that's what he was suggesting with the harp stuff and down shutdown harp. That's what they want you to Right yeah anyways. That's not the point. The point is that. I called in there to have a discussion and i've been calling him for years and he likes many of my calls if not most of them and he hates me on occasion and then this time. What he did is is after after i had Had my conversation with him. He took a lot of heat from other callers. Because i was right and he was wrong and he got mad at me so the next night i called in on something else and he treated me like crap and then I i called in a the the next night after that. And he what he did is to pay me back. He set me up. He he He wouldn't let my call go on here and so i just called back again. Just just to annoy him since he's since he was a knowing me was going to annoy him back and i called back and hang up on me. I called back again then. Finally what he did the program was ending so he put me on his after our show and the reason that you put me on his hours after our show was so that he could for for twenty minutes. He cuss me out with every swearword there. There is literally on his on his aaron his private show to his couple of hundred or a couple of thousand subscribers. Whatever it was for like for like twenty minutes is that an honor our. He's from heart. Pardon is that an honor. Where he's from i i don't know but he act like a complete immature baby imbecile so freetalklive best talk show in america. Yeah and but anyway so he. He countered to the to the argument now. This is the first. I've heard of this right like i had not heard anyone say that. They thought that the freeze was somehow government created. It's absolutely ridiculous theory. But what did you say to counter that. A couple of points like for for one thing. He had stated that the the pressure was so artificially low the and said it was like down at twenty inches of mercury when that would be like a weight off completely off the charts impossible. The a hurricane is like twenty eight not twenty and he also said that he he was taking reports. It was rate at that very minute and it was thirty four below at in a certain town in nebraska which i knew it couldn't possibly be so it looked it up and it wasn't it was way off and what the three or four below had been like earlier that day and he was reporting it as if it now but the point is is that i called him on things that he was getting wrong he's also harping on the. How could they they answer the call a serving six zero three two eight three six one sixty. The guy named clyde lewis. Yeah never trust a man with two first name. Six zero three two eight three six one six zero anything implying that we treat him the best. I don't know. I mean. I think he was just bragging that he you know did some talk show out there but you know this whole theory that the government can control the weather. It gives them way too much credit. These people are so incompetent. Well so is it. Who cloud seeding thing i mean. They managed to control the weather extent. Dropping some seed in a cloud or whatever may be a thing that doesn't have anything to do with an entire cold front of whatever the hell epic proportions hit the the southern united states. For what was it a week or something like that. I mean people were dying in texas. They were literally freezing in their apartment buildings. It was absolutely horrifying What happened there and to think that the government this inefficient band of You know marauders that basically they're just a group of thugs That has been very very successful at convincing you. Otherwise that they have some sort of power and ability to actually control the weather the the one thing that man has had absolutely zero effect on in the entirety of man's history and still doesn't know how to predict ten minutes a lot less a lot less than people government can't control virus can't control the weather no doubt six zero three two eight three sixty one sixty. You can take control of the airwaves here. That's you can do and it is free talk live. I've been told no in many different ways in order to unpack here you on komo here. Actually hey hey loudness today doing now. Thank god running scared. What am i being being served. What did you thoroughly bureaucrats have aplenty telling people's no. Derek jays victimless crime. 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Live go ahead. yeah What you guys didn't listen things about ten years i really like. Wow thanks bill. What's on your mind to the the one thing a couple of questions and one day she. I heard that advertising on their help save dot com. Is that if you want advertised on your show. What insurance health insurance. I don't know. I don't so you don't is advertisements. Free talk live part of the arrangement that we have to get played is is that Different organizations ones. It gets on the satellite and the radio station the radio stations. They insert ads into our shows. You don't know what they are said has our voice. It doesn't have our endorsement. that doesn't mean it's bad or good. It just doesn't have dorsey also just because you hear voice of one of ours doesn't mean it's necessarily an endorsement although it certainly gets confusing if that's the hurt it and i was hoping i had it right has said l. Say that sounds like one of those health savings You know health insurance not not talking about. I was wondering what you guys think that fifteen dollars minimum wage. I know what i think about. I like it but why why fifteen. Twenty five one at fifty dollars fifty sano about that but it would be why not. If you don't know about it why don't you know about it. I don't know but there's more than just. I don't know there's let's think about this for a moment so let's tap. And why are you against the minimum wage. Well because it sets a precedent that says if anybody's willing to work for less than that they cannot. Right i mean it's the federal government inserting itself into a business arrangement between two people and the idea that somehow the minimum wage in new york city or on an alaskan Fishing boat needs to be the same as somebody working at a mcdonald's in rural mississippi I know that mississippi is the poorest eight right now. So i mean this is a big country and the federal government doesn't really have any business Getting involved in people's individual deals but if it does it at the very least should do ones that doesn't get people fired at the I think it's the government accounting office I believe is the organization they have done a nonpartisan look at this and yes the people who retained their jobs would have a better life after the minimum wage was raised however some people would lose their jobs over the course of the period of time after the minimum wage was instituted. Well and think about what it does to the people who are earning currently. So you've got the eight dollar an hour worker. You've got the ten dollars an hour worker. You got the fifteen dollars an hour worker. All of a sudden they all make fifteen bucks an hour but the one guy who is making the fifteen worked hard to get more than the eight in the ten but worked hard for ten years to get there and now he's just jobs they're gonna fire the competent ones. And then he's i think about it all right. I number one with all of a sudden employment amounts to more than fifteen dollars an hour. they're getting they. Don't wanna go back to work or even in delaware's plenty of jobs. Nobody wants to go to work. Not for ten dollars an hour and that the minimum wage delaware's heading to quarter. And if you make a lot of women working nursing homes as housekeepers and motels and they're making ten and a quarter. And i mean they work. They're not kids. I know a lot of people say well kids flipping hamburgers. Don't mean to be making fifteen dollars an hour. If you're forty some years over forty five and you were in something health and you had to take a job your business in pal paying out or something. Now you gotta take a job. You're working in motels nursing. Homes like i say cleaning rooms making ten dollars. An hour is pretty tough to make it and then on top of that you've got people with unemployment. They wanna go back gonna go by bill. But there's there's something you're missing and that is that the minimum wage is just purely bad economics. It's just a big scam. Basically make you think that the politicians are actually doing something for you and when was it that the politicians actually gave a damn about. You know they don't but the thing of it is still i. I if you were making ten dollars an hour which i hope you're making. I heard you say there in new hampshire. They you mostly go make an eighteen dollars hiring and well over ten. Minimum wage is basically a pointless exercise. That's not in our area of hampshire. The thing is though what happens is one of the things that happens when they raise the minimum wage. And you guys already alluded to people that are sort of on the back end of the low skill end of The the wage trim they lose their jobs. They're jobs get absorbed by the people that are been there longer or whatever they just get more responsibilities They also sometimes will cut back on cost of the product. So you'll see You know the quality level go down on product quality whether it's food or manufacturing or whatever you'll see that happen you'll see the amount of the product in the case of food. Go down you see. The prices will go up as well and a lot of places and and what you'll see happen. Is that the fifteen dollars. An hour doesn't do much for you because the prices are going up of left and right up anyway. i mean. that's the thing minimum wage. I've seen a big deal and minimum wage never keeps up with inflation if you look at all the time that they have raised the minimum wage. And then you look at. It's relatively and not very often that this happens and then you look. Inflation's been constant the entire time where the government has been printing more and more money out They've got you behind the ball. Even if they raise it to fifteen. It's still use. It was it won't take a lot of people are not gonna work for no ten dollars an hour. Hey bill so it sounds to me. Like if if i asked you. The should minimum wage exists. It sounds to me like your answer would be yes. Am i correct. Well i i would say paid what you're worth like. If they are eight f it could be that were not going to be if they had to one person working much harder or had you know more of course i mean i hired people in my time and if i had somebody was extra charge the next they're good i might give more so than bill. What should the maximum wage be. Well not to my way you gives them a fifteen dollars minimum than the rest can be on what they if they're college graduates should the government. If the government's gonna say hey fifteen dollars. An hour minimum wage. What should the government tell everybody the maximum wage be well. I wouldn't say maximum way. God got then for barry l. Everybody with the minimum wage is. Why can't they tell us what the maximum wages i. I would be happy to say minimum wage. Then worry about the maximum wage. Because there's a lot of people that are that are looking for the answer is to do with wages whatsoever it should not dictate a minimum maximum. Thank you bill for the call tonight. I appreciate it. It's worth pointing this out every time. The minimum wage is brought up in one thousand nine hundred sixty four. This is when quarters went from being made of silver To being made of crap in one thousand nine hundred sixty four. The minimum wage was five silver quarters. What they actually used to have it as silver well. It was quarters the all. The quarters were silver in nineteen sixty actually said. The minimum wage had silver. No the minimum wage was five quarters. Okay and those quarters were made of silver so we know we have a. We have a standard by which when the minimum wage what would be based on this metal that at one point our currency was backed by. What does one of those quarters go for today. Ninety percent silver nineteen sixty four quarter. So if it's five quarters. I don't know if the i couldn't tell you for sure. If there's a quarter troy ounces of silver inequality not announce it was not an al. No not even close up. Any silver dollar was not announced. I don't think so. okay. Well what i'll tell you. This is a silver is currently at this moment. Twenty six dollars and seventy cents so presumably if you're talking about an ounce and a quarter of silver With no mitt value at all at all you're talking about thirty two dollars or something so The minimum wage would be by that standard according to gainesville coins dot com the melt value of a us. Silver quarter includes point one eight. Roughly troy out so about a fifth of outs. So one full ounce then okay. So it'd be a full ounce silver price twenty six dollars and seventy cents. So if the minimum wage had arrived you by devaluing your currency until this point and the minimum wage had remained the same at a dollar. Twenty five yeah. You would be making the equivalent of two hundred. Six dollars and seventy cents. Don't forget this isn't about rich. Businessmen this is about the politicians of the federal bankers. Robbing that always has been a really interesting point. I've never heard that one before. I've said it doesn't times on here. The quarter thing. Yeah not school. I i ever heard it all right. Six three two eight three sixty one sixty see repetition markets important coming up our three next. Are you tired of governments. Murdering people around the world stop using their money. There is an alternative. Bitcoin is a stateless. Free-market non-political currency. Bitcoin cannot be inflated or controlled by any government by using their money. 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There's somebody the nation dot com saying that they've actually got a stronger case to succeed then the red states and you know what if that's what they wanna fight about. I rate fully in favor of it finally productive fight. Let's about august everybody's proceed. Yes absolutely i support it on all sides we're gonna get into that coming up here Six zero three two three sixty one sixty we go to bobby. He's on the line in florida. Bobby you're on free talk live go ahead yes i was talking Calling about in the omnibus spending bill they passed with inside of it which they The one point nine screen dollar thing. They did well regarded six hundred hundred checks. Well they put this into the bill which they sneak stuff in there all the time if they banned and it's called the act act preventing online sales of eat cigarette. Finally that's what it's gonna take another piece of legislation that will finally stop these children from getting their hands on cigarettes. That's right that's what ronnie we need more legislation because all the the laws they passed so far. It just hasn't been enough. It's just that one more that one more laws finally going to do what it takes to stop kids from getting their hands on nicotine. I'm convinced yeah i'm pretty. I'm pretty mad about it. I'm i can't say the words that that i'm that i'm billing but i went to go buy my juice and now I got all this some. They wanted to prevent cigarette trafficking. It's because it's just more regulations that The manufacturers and suppliers they're get special taxes and It's open for discussion right now. For the usps they hundred and twenty days but effective immediately april twenty seven if something's not passed then They will stop banning all vaping product. Ups has already done at. Fedex is dumb getting a board and march i. It looks like Be stopping the shipment on until all of these manufacturers and suppliers and everybody gets in the Bright like Legislations that they've made now to get around they're able to sell it and then some states through actually not gonna let them sell it all and so like new york. They're not gonna let any any outside bathing products just to be clear. Is this just effecting vaping or is it affecting other tobacco nicotine at electric pipes personal vaporisers refillable ponds e cigarettes cigars and everything and all but what about like flavored tobacco. Menthol some states in some states. it's affecting the flavor vape bait Juices also in some states and what part. What part of the bill. Where is this bill. It's called the pact act Yes pac act. The prevention of children The prevention of children. It's so stupid prevention of children and something about children out prevention permitting online south of e cigarettes to children so now when you go to buy your vaping products you're gonna have to Show your i d like sending a picture of your id Comply with all the other things. And plus it's gonna cost extra because they're gonna be adding on taxes and everything to it and all this other stuff and it's different for every state because every state gifts to set some of their own rules new york. They're going to have a ban on all the flavors and some other states like hawaii and the other one. They're not gonna let anybody Mel has this past yet. Did this thing actually get her yet. Pat into the december omnibus spending bill and just got live right on in there and nobody even knew about one that gave the six hundred dollar checks so are checked now all now. All my money's going to go the six hundred dollars gonna go all the taxes. Now that i was saving from you know smoking regular cigarettes that i was saving vaping in my in my health because my husband's a lot better since i started i was pretty mad and just want to let everybody know. If you guys are buying products online. I would get on it. And they got bogo cells over so guys. Thanks for the call tonight. I appreciate the heads up there. According to nat law review dot com the pact act was amended in february of this year. So you said it was slipped into something in december but may be. He's got some bad information or maybe they do to apply to all vaping products placing a huge burden on small manufacturers as third party. Common carriers refuse to ship as part of the consolidated appropriations act of twenty twenty one. In the most recent covid relief bill signed into law december. Twenty seven okay. Congress amended the pact act to apply to e cigarettes am vaping products originally passed in two thousand nine. The pact act amended the existing jenkins act of nineteen forty nine which required interstate shippers to report cigarette sales to state tobacco tax administrations in order to combat illicit sales and tax avoidance when it became law sixty years later the same year the tobacco control act gave the fda authority over tobacco products. The pact act among other things prohibited the postal service from delivering cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products directly to consumers. I i know that i cannot but can you guys name area of your life that the government is not involved in. Oh if i thought real hard. I might be able to find something because i can't think of any area. They don't really get that interested in things where money doesn't transfer hands like if if money's transferring from one person to another they don't care that much about that but man they sure do wanna get into every little aspect of anybody's business. That much for the feds are the government. Yes so i mean like. I can't think of anything like at healthcare. Yep they're all over it entertainment. Yup they're all over it. You know a vices right. Smoking drinking marijuana type of yup. They're all over it They decide forever. What's called organic in. Which ones not Know they've got standards and regulation for food that you can still put a website online without having to ask permission You still gonna pay taxes on it. All right now tax websites. So that's one. Although they do. I think they do charge taxes registering domain names. There you think there's a there might be at. I'm not sure there might be. I think they do. In fact i think when i bought lord kick ass dot com. I pay the tax on. Let's go to jeff. He's in massachusetts. You're on free talk. Live hello jeff. Jeff massachusetts don't wants jeff in massachusetts. Go in twice will. Thanks for the try their jeff. Let's go to kenosha kyle. He's on our matrix server. Kyle guys that we're living in the future. We've got government. Finally legislating things like protecting children from cigarettes vaping and now. They're saving us from racism. Biden has the executive order on advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities to the federal government and underneath that new bill that he that he signed and past. The smith college in massachusetts has now created segregated dormitories to protect people of color. What wait i thought you said. We were living in the future. That sounds like the nineteen sixty four. No way it's it's taking the nine hundred sixty four civil rights act and making it better. Okay wait a minute. So what was this bill that led to this college doing this well. I don't think the bill was really related to that. That was just something that biden signed but there was a very save and persecuted blacks unit there at the smith college which is a a women's college i believe who said who went to twitter and said that she was harassed repeatedly by janitor and a police campus campus police officer who had a weapons that could have killed her which they don't carry weapons And that she was bothered because she was eating while black and because of this the college responded said. Were so sorry for all of all of this. That happened to you and they then created these segregated dorms however it turns out that she was in a close section of dormitories that were under repair or something and they wanted her to leave because she wasn't supposed to be there all right but now we've got you know we've got a anything. Separation people by color sounds like regression to me. Sure does let's equity. Thanks for the heads up on that. Kyle appreciate it. We're coming up pan. This is free talk live. 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I like this so you don't have to agree with his perspective but there probably are people out there who do. And that's what's important. I want to hear what his perspective me to kovic. Nineteen he's getting into another area. Here has transformed an ongoing political irritant into a murderous political indifference that we can no longer ignore last year. These dysfunctions in our political system became fatal with more than four hundred thousand americans. Dead by january and the body count rising rapidly. We've crossed five hundred thousand now on april third. Donald trump dismissed. New york's request for ventilators saying quote. We have other states to take care of unquote something. He'd never would have said about a state that mattered for his reelection. The vinyl vanilla venal absurdity of our institutions. I don't know how you pronounce vino was reflected in the fact that while new york was devastated early on initial congressional bills. Disproportionately sent money to hospitals not in new york or other hard hit areas but to sparsely populated red states like nebraska and montana and all this happened as wildfires raged up and down the west coast without significant federal help because according to a former top trump aid california didn't support him that disparity in covid relief reflects the broader reality. That many blue states send far more in taxes to the federal government and they receive back in public services or other government funding. This is true. If you're going to separate the states into red and blue and use the president for whom they voted as that way that you separate them then you would find that It is weighted towards the blue states as a tax donors and red states has tax receivers. Okay so that sentence says that the blue people if you will give more in taxes than they ever received back in services statewide yes. Isn't that true for everybody as an individual. I mean yes you give more in taxes except for welfare back except for the welfare people. There's lots of people i mean. Well so one yeah. I don't think that's necessarily true. There's probably half the population that That that does that receives more than welfare. People ever met workers mount Or do i repeat myself. The rockefeller institute of government found that over a period of five years new york taxpayers sent one hundred and forty two point. Six billion more to the federal government than they receive back in federal spending. Remember the tax payers. Don't receive that back. It's the government of new york. That's getting that money new jersey and and don't forget the government's inefficient organizations so there's waste of wealth when when the government comes in and pays double or triple what it would pay. What what somebody at a private market would pay for a given project to get done. That isn't wealth that is transferred to the average individual in the state it just disappears base from an economic standpoint. It goes into the hands of well-connected people but And then of course they'll spend it at some point down the line. He points out some more examples. New jersey received a similar ninety one cents in federal spending for every tax dollar paid connecticut. Eighty nine massachusetts ninety california ninety nine compare that with mississippi which receives two dollars nine cents and spending for every tax dollars every tax dollar. It sends to dc senate minority leader. Mitch mcconnell's kentucky gets two dollars and eighty nine cents per dollar and south carolina One dollars and seventy one going on. He says our political system converts right wing bias and political power into economic transfers. That blue states. This is not accidental. it's built in the constitutional fabric of our nation. The fact that our presidential elections are determined by the outcome of the electoral college votes. Rather than the national popular vote means trump knew he would lose nothing by alienating new yorkers or other solidly blue state voters all of their electors would vote for his opponent so increasing. The popular vote against him in. Those states was irrelevant. Twenty eight of the fifty states home to one hundred and eighty million. People have voted for the same party in the past seven presidential elections meaning that their voters could largely be ignored by presidential contenders. The senate is an even greater affront. To democracy california has sixty eight times the population of wyoming yet it has equal voting power in the senate. Twenty eight t. That's the point that the senate the senate is the government's house. I mean that's the whole idea in two thousand eighteen. Democratic senate candidates won the popular vote by a margin of fifty four to forty six percent but republicans gained two seats in the chamber. Vox analyst ian miller. Heiser calculates that after the nail biting twenty twenty election resulting in parody in the senate democratic senators will actually represent at least forty million more people than their republican counterparts. Put it gets worse. Thanks to the senate's bizarre filibuster rules forty-one senators who represent as little as eleven percent of the population can prevent any bill from even coming to a vote given that half of those states voters can elect those representatives and especially in off year elections. That often only half the electorate votes as little as three percent of the voting eligible. National population can block with the other. Ninety seven percent. Might want done good So what he's pointing out here isn't well. He's playing with the math. A little bit on this but yeah that's true. The senate is a bulwark against crappy bills getting through in some odd situations. They're also the ones that pass some crappy bills to rely de comes to mind while we wouldn't have the hammer. Many trillion dollar federal government that We have if it weren't for the senate to yeah they they certainly allowed it all have to happen now But he's pointing out that. If it were designed the way he would suggest it should be designed then the leftist would have total control and so therefore. Since it's never gonna change. You might as well leave. I suspect that's what the point is is. He's gonna make you well if the if the leftist had control. Then we would have the nation you know the the federal government the leftists wont which then be insolvent relatively quickly which means that people would swing. Right you know so. I don't know that that's true but okay You know if what's true that the that everything would be great. I mean i didn't think it would be great now. What he's saying. Look okay if you wanna know what it's like to live in a leftist state There are fifty of them. Pick the leftist one most leftist one move there. It's awesome out exactly what needs to happen. Generally the left coast is the people who want more right wing. Stop the people in the people in eastern washington eastern oregon to differ. That sucks the people in the more who want more right wing stuff to happen to move to more right. Wing places like texas or south dakota and the people who want more left wing stuff need to move to more left wing places like california and you know seattle and new york i mean and we should all pray that the federal government keeps their fingers out of our business because they're Contrary to both and the people that want more liberty really need to make the move to new hampshire. And there's an interesting argument for siobhan. Cnn down there the The us mariana islands. That's an interesting project as well. I would say those are two good destinations. 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We're gonna go to more of your calls and thoughts and coming up in roughly four months from now fast. Twenty twenty one months. it's coming up. It's going to be here before you know it. We're still in the wintertime. But man time is go by and you're going to be like wait a minute. Oh crap. i didn't get my campsite. You've gotta go and do this sooner rather than later. Don't delay make it. Put it on your calendar this week to call up rogers campground and they have a website. I've never used the website to reserve before. I use the website last year to reserve a motel room. It worked. it did They confirm the reservation and then when it gets closer to the time they give you a call for the payments which is generally a credit card. And how soon before the event did you reserve. I think last year probably right about now. Four months early dance. Yeah that's good. I just went to the website. I okay. This is what i'm gonna do. Here's the days. I'm going to stay. Because i kind of knew that stuff and that's why i made the call. 'cause i'm like okay. I got my schedule settled out in. These are the days i'm going to be able to make it and i only went to fork fast last year. I'm hoping to maybe try and i. I don't think i can be the whole two weeks. I'm hoping to get day. I'm hoping to get the weekend before. And then with the final weekend of the porcupine freedom and then the whole week of fork fast. That's the way to doing. That's that's where you get that way you get both weekends. The best of both. I've not attended a pork fast. So i would like to at least say that i've been to one and then of course forecast is the real reason that i'm going very cool. Checkout fork fessed up party. that's you can go to learn more about the advantage official officials. There's no dates the ones. We're promoting june twenty eighth through july fourth although derek jasmine saying it's going to be june twenty-first through the fourth. So you know it just depends on who you listen to about when you think this thing's going to happen but if you want to be there for fork fest only week. The nets the week of june twenty eighth through july fourth. Check it out forecast party. Jeff is in massachusetts. We had a bad connection with earlier. Jeffrey there with us. I am here. Are you're on the air. Go ahead all right Hey i was listening to the Minimum wage talk earlier. And course i'm in. You know being this is gonna be one of not. It'd most expensive the to live and You know we do have actually one of the higher State minimum wages which It doesn't just You know saying that. It doesn't always come down to you know State by state thing. It's also you know areas. They say you boston. You know your you know your cost of living is going to be way different than it's gonna be in say Monroe which is out in. Berkshire ja another thing was Federal minimum wage. I mean i guess. Guess i guess they call it a necessary evil because you know Gave checks on. You know people you know be work you know how to death for nothing but natural check on that and that is the workers ability to say no. I don't take a job if you don't think it's worth whatever it is. They're offering to pay within on this. Never out you know newtown or start your own business you know. The thing is the government gets in the way of getting opportunities. Yeah well like you than others. Didn't say one thing though You know This you know something dollars. Five cents has been been raised in so long And that's because prices have gone up and so long. Yes they have. The price of groceries. Man is the price of groceries higher now than it was ten years. You're making quite okay. Well the prices have gone up that he was joking. Yeah yeah and people down on the bottom of the most dispiriting virtually Like make the argument that they say you know if you raise the minimum wage prices will go up with erasing but not no raise admits inflation. Well since the government can just print money out of thin air. I think the greatest stimulus package or something they could do. In lieu of minimum wage is just go ahead and abolish the income tax in the now everybody makes more money. Jeff thanks for the call tonight. Appreciate the thoughts. The number here is six zero. Three two eight hundred sixty one sixty one this is. This part's easy to understand about the minimum wage. What the minimum wage does is disallows people from competing for the lowest wage jobs based on price. If you're going to do if you're in business for yourself you're going to price you price your stuff based on what you think your time is worth and if you're competitions and they're doing it for you know five dollars ten dollars an hour less than you are. You're gonna lose business to them. You have to decide if you wanna lose business. Your competition Do you want price on price. Do you wanna price on value do wanna price on a variety of things. Some people don't have the ability to price on quality and so they have to price on price or service and whatever that is so if they're going to compete in the marketplace where we raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour. What about the fourteen year old. That wants to get in there and offer his services at fourteen dollars an hour. Yeah should be able to make truly you should be able to make choices for yourself in the minimum wage. Takes that away Let's go back to though to the story here. From the nation dot com about blue states. Secession i'm jumping. Pass more examples of how the the people on the left or upset with influence. The people who are on the right have in washington dc whether it be in the senate or the supreme court. He's touched on that enough so he says let's bring us back to. The threat of secession is the only route creating a democratic and just politics he says despite popular conception secession has never been an exclusive preserve of the former confederacy as richard crichton. Her details in his book. Break it up. The first popular union movement in american history developed in the north. Not the south true. It was the abolitionist leader. William lloyd garrison who on july fourth eighteen fifty four burned a copy of the constitution and declared quote the only remedy in our case is a dissolution of the union michalska arguing that the threat of secession by the northern states was the only way to end the tyranny of slavery. If secession seems extreme. It's no more so than the millions of undocumented families fearing forcible separation by ice. It's no more extreme. The steadily steadily rising economic and racial inequality we face and it's definitely no more extreme than the body count we face from climate change not the murders in the middle east One that if left unaddressed. We'll make covid nineteen look minor by comparison some argued that secession would abandoned tens of millions of progressive red state residents including large numbers of black and latino voters to the mercy of republican abuses. Except there's little evidence that the blue states continued. Embrace of the current political system is the most effective way to support red-state allies right. I mean you know at that point. If people found better in the blue states. I have to agree. I mean i think that why not just create to federal governments. Let states choose between them hell. They could choose between every four years there. I want out. I don't wanna federal government at all. I mean that would be better but state can move back and forth. Then what you'll find is that that why not just opt out entirely. That's what i want to say. Xactly what what i look. It doesn't matter if new hampshire. We're not going to free okay. Both have a moment here. Inside finally came around. Secession is just rulers. Closer to you yapping. The difference here in town. The town government is my biggest problem. You're not solving my problems. Like military biden moved to grafton even during the peak of recent democratic so sure in two thousand nine to twenty ten it was nearly impossible to enact national legislation that significantly expanded the welfare state or raise wages in red states as a united sovereign nation. Blue states would not just be able to immediately improve conditions for their own residents so they think but could also send the hundreds of billions of dollars a new budget surpluses which they would no longer forward to dc directly to blue cities and rural blue counties and stranded in a red state nation without the senate. Veto blue states could raise new revenue by increasing tax rates on the wealthy corporations and and better forget states. Let's bring it down to the county level. Let's have let's bring it down to the individual. I even better but that's not going to happen. He's not proposing anything like that. I know i get that. Those funds could bypass gop filibusters red state governments in ensuring that they actually help those in need of red state communities. say more about their viewpoints The nation's article here secession the blue state perspective on this case for blue-state succession eight. The newman writing. i liked. that abolitionist. 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Well points out that That blue states secession would bypass the neo confederate drag on us foreign policy which has pushed for disengagement from international agreements fighting global inequality and climate change like scotland's independence movement in the uk. Whose goal is not a narrow nationalism but to become part of a greater unity within the european unit. Maybe they joined the eu if they you'd have to rename the eu because it isn't europe it is look. I'm all for anything that allows me. I'm i'm ready for the united states to to to join the schengen zone so that there'd be free movement of people from europe to the north america and frankly all over. I'd i think the idea that there's officious government bureaucrat. Standing at the border Preventing people from moving one. One to another is pretty out. It's pretty obvious. We're not talking about the land of the free anywhere. He actually believes this. He says given that blue states have higher growth per capita and disproportionately drive the economic dynamism of the current economy from technology to medicine to creative industries. He says a blue state nation would likely attract parts of the red state nation from which it had seceded especially those parts that had formerly been swing states. That may very well be true. I don't know but the i will say that. Lots of people moving from new york to florida. And which is marginally red state and it's certainly freer the new york california too. Yeah i was gonna say. The way to. Florida seems to be popular. At least amongst my people one scenario would be thus would thus be negotiated reconstitution of the united states along more democratic constitutional line. As though people like the the thing that i dislike about this whole term democracy like the idea that the hobo on the side of the street should have the same You know say as Say a brain surgeon. This is what democracy tells us this is absolute lunacy. There obviously people who have no business voting. I don't want any of those people that have say over my life. I don't care who you are. He says all that said secession would be the second best solution but the point is to be clear that it's better than the constitutional status quo antebellum abolitionist garrison argued for northern secession from the federal slave power in all seriousness but their campaigns were also designed to make ending slavery. A key part of national politics. So he's making the argument that you've made mark that that Purporting the idea of secession and getting serious about it might make the federal government pays your direction or pay attention. He similarly a modern campaign would use local referenda on succession to spotlight the just claims. The blue states for equal political representation. Arguing for secession but with the preferred first choice of being national political reform. So he's saying this is his favorite solution if his big problem is that the republicans get their president too often. I don't think he's looked at this as deeply and his he's objecting to the senate What he considers to be disproportional representation. It wasn't intended to be proportional and brought these kids. That's what this is. Yeah that's what it is and you know what if this is encouraging people to to embrace the session. I think it's fantastic. And he goes on rambling about the senate and the electoral college The last part is just basically him talking about what he wants to see. Change at the national level but ultimately he is making a case for session wraps up by saying we face a mounting constitutional crisis. One that in turn amplifies the crisis of voter suppression racial and economic equality and climate change with the majority that is majority. Will that has repeatedly thwarted by minority rule in every aspect of policy ultimately building a serious blue state threat to secede. It's the only way to end this crisis and create a nation based on equal representation. For all well. I hope that More people on the left. Start looking seriously at secession. Especially those who can see biden clearly for what he is. You know that this is not the left and they don't now they'll see him soon. Yeah this is not the leftist. You thought you were electing. He's just another arbitrary power mad sicko another half the different face. Yeah so there's your story there let's get into some good news here capping kick ass. You've got a really interesting story about this. Nfl guy he He got a deal where he's the first. Nfl player actually get half of his salary in bitcoin. Right we've talked about this guy before. Russell kun currently plays for the nfl team. The carolina panthers. He had lobbied his former team. The seattle seahawks as well as the panthers when he switched teams for receiving all of his pay in bitcoin. He wanted to be paid in bitcoin and they couldn't really work that out with the league. So he worked it out with his agent and somehow they made it so that half of his salary gets paid to him now in bitcoin. I don't know if they're using a service like a like a bit wage or something like that. Or you know you just deposit into this routing number and it becomes clear while it somehow but he has managed to do that and when did that go into effect you do you know when that was was at twenty twenty one at the end of december of twenty twenty okay. According to this article from bitcoin dot com so the price of bitcoin gone up quite a bit in just the first year. it says russell okuno is well-known. The most well paid shortly. Have you read this article. Know he just made a smart gas j. Yeah but he is well known at least in the nfl circles for his stance towards bitcoin and well before he was paid in bitcoin he relentlessly asked to receive a salary in crypto at the end of december. Twenty twenty shocked the world when he announced he would indeed be getting half of his thirteen million dollar salary paid in. Btc is that per year presumably presume a salaries generally per year. I presume as well as it paid in one lump. I never been player. It's certainly never received hypoc thirteen million a year they divided into. I believe it's weekly payments or might be biweekly. I'm not sure But he's going to be getting in. Btc or is getting hafid btc. Nice now is. Bitcoin has continued to climb higher value week after week since then. A number of people have noted that has made a lot of money so far choosing to be paid in. Btc for example when btc hit forty. Four thousand the half of his contract that is paid. Btc climbed to ten point. Five nine million at fifty six k his half turned into more than his entire quoted salary where he is getting it all at once because that would suggest he's getting you know certain contracted to pay a certain amount of bitcoin hanging in which case they i hope they really hope they bought all that ahead of time. Oh kuhn has entered the top five position however the nfl's recently decided to cap the league salaries at one hundred and eighty million. That's a per team and contracts can change twenty twenty one because of that so he restructures might not be getting a full thirteen million per year. Whatever it is but many proponents think of him. Currently as the highest paid player in the nfl and not just ahead of the highest paid offensive tackles. That's the position he plays. But among all the nfl players quote you are the highest paid player in the nfl unquote and individual said to russell. Kun recently on twitter. Simply by taking your salary in a different unit value. Amazing it will not be long before your peers catch on. He said they'll figure that part out. So you know you do the math here you know. He's getting paid arguably more than the highest superstar. Take like tom brady. Era mahomes or a rogers or something like that at least for the weeks. It's so ccording to various different sports websites. Here it says they do get a weekly pay from their base salary aside from their signing bonus and apparently during the regular season so through the regular season. they're getting weekly pay now. i don't know what the signing bonuses for him but it may be that he is you know signing bonuses. I believe are paid in a lump sum so and that's usually a free agent. Contracts are generally. They want the big lump sum up front. And then you know some salary over the course of x. amount of years right. It would be a salary if the lump sum if there if there in such thing as a signing bonus otherwise i'll just be a signing bonus so regardless this guy is holding he he all about bitcoin. He's all about hold onto that. Bitcoin just by asking to get paid in bitcoin. He made himself highest played a player. Yup what about what you were getting your paycheck. Just one paycheck per year and the first paycheck of the year. What if your paycheck from january twenty twenty has been bitcoin and then it went up from from their four years. Full year's worth would have been gray rich tomorrow. Freetalklive dot com. Enjoy your weekends. Want to accept bitcoin. You're online store. There's a good chance you already have what you need. A wordpress using wu commerce and a bitcoin address now all. You need to start taking bitcoin payments on your website. Is the any pay app on your android or iphone just paste your bitcoin address into any pay then connected to your website with our one. 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Meanwhile new york governor andrew cuomo releasing a statement tonight after a second former aide him of sexual assault saying in part quote. Mrs benefits initial impression was right. I was trying to be a mentor to her. I never made advances toward mrs bennet. Ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate and quote special counsel and senior advisor to the governor says twenty five year old charlotte bennett was transferred to another position which she requested. Governor cuomo has now requested an independent review which will be led by former federal judge barbara jones. Plus the justice department says it will appeal a judge's ruling that the federal government's moratorium is unconstitutional. Prosecutors filed a notice and the case on saturday evening saying that. It's appealing the matter to the. Us court of appeals for the fifth circuit on thursday district. Judge j campbell barker ruled that the cdc had overstepped its authority and that the moratorium was unlawful. 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And i didn't want to risk fucking anything up so i just you know brought it there and So you know we're in line. We have to go through all these fucking cova hoops and Like you know they. They made us wait like five minutes while the guy decent facts everything so you know. He has the spray bottle. He sprays everything he cleans. Glass shield and shit and it was Rava rooms rather frustrating to Just just to stand there and watch shit and none of us care about And so my father. He has a printout Or not he has a printout of quote the policy and You know they say all right. Could we please see your account number or you know or whatever and so my father says here's a policy any hansen they services This is a received for microsoft office as in my head turns into a tea kettle. Right i mean you know like steam coming out my ears like oh my god This is a disaster but You know he then went ahead and bought a membership and they said if it was the dying if it was a software problem it'd be fixed for free. They even install a new batteries since the battery failed and If it was harder a hardware problem or you'd have a hard drive. Failing them you know. They they charge like how much money on so luckily it came down to. I guess it was a software issue because they were able to recover hard drive and They didn't charge anything of revenge for the yearly membership so and then they put security system on on their soviets That's actually a positive experience. So then i go in i. Log into my crypto wallet and nothing has been taken over by the dan market. Fucking bill gates a shit. Talk crypto saying that people. moses tacoma griping that costs a lot of energy and Saying if you have less money than elon musk. You should invest in it I don't know if that's exactly. What made it bitcoin I'm not gonna say crash correct itself but yeah that was unfortunate very unfortunate that see here in say a four four point seven nine percent decrease in a twenty four hour changing it very well could just be a correction right. You know pretty like everyone taking some profits converting it to Fiat but Yeah this is Obnoxious the only thing. That's your car. Donohoe is the only thing that's currently currently the barrett abolish Hopefully that wasn't via flash in the pan like when bitcoin. Let's hear actually. If i could go back into the history here when bitcoin finally reached. Where's that price chart very well. Bitcoin finally reached twenty thousand invented very quickly crash. Or you know this is the beginning of the dead cat bounce or whatever on. I probably should feel more optimistic of than i am. Right now for crypto. Today just. Because i was not optimistic about the laptop so and i was surprised and i prayed nine. Oh my god. Please recover this. Police recovered his laptop right. Because there's a lot of crypto on this and your god delivered so thank you so That was a pleasant surprise okay. That's all for crypto news. that's. Bitcoin has corrected itself Ten thousand dollars or thereabouts. What was the ultimate way. What was the highest was here swell while cheesy went even higher okay. Fifty eight thousand. So that's quite a correction. But you know what comes up. Must come down so enough bitching about that. So i'm gonna continue inva- tradition until i'm able to Get to your calls eventually setup. Y'all find some time to do that this week. I want to continue talking about local new hampshire news because that's sort of That sort of the the thing for l. r. n. The scene for especially now since mark has totally abandoned new hampshire now he's Schilling for think site pan am mariana islands. Where you're only allowed to carry two different types of Caliber guns you know a twenty two and a four ten so stuff that's used for hunting small game right against oh see here. Siobhan swat team. Let's see if we have a swat team there at least Will they washington national guards siobhan awesome. Well i can't see anything specifically about a swat team there. But since they have a police department they most definitely do have a swat team. So you know for all the all the people who want to defend our freedom with something more than a light. Hunting rifle hours is yeah a light hunting rifle or shotgun. Siobhan is not the place for you. Okay yeah it's it's here. Marian variety swat they. They did have swat team right. So good luck with that. You know p fives and remington eight. Ten whoops ver versus small game hunting. So all right enough shooting mark actually Let's see here all begin vicinity. New joins bipartisan governors. Decrying biden's unfair kovic spending bland and I i'm not making. I'm not saying something nice about sue. I'm just Expressing my Strategic thinking here my playing forty chess. And i think that I would vote for sununu to become a senator jesse. We could get him the hell out of new hampshire washington. Dc could have him. I just keep him as far away from any sort of executive power here in new hampshire. Okay so yeah let's I'd vote for I'd vote for that although what was the general baldo cheese running. Also i think i might you know if If he wins the primary i'll definitely vote or not not what's prime. I mean i'll definitely vote for him in the primary You know he was. I think he was his unit right. He was a I think he was a navy seal and the operation he took part in was based on this movie. That came out recently with michael shannon. It was Might watch out with my father Horse what was that twelve strong. Yeah fulfil about green berets four soldiers. 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But you know my mother she Texted me reminding me about the vaccine that how Pseudo apparently gave an i. I didn't hear about this. I couldn't care less about this vaccine but Apparently he gave the vaccine to You know like like very specific groups of people like ski instructors not to teachers and My father who's a senior citizen of he. He got the vaccine today and i'm like trying to convince them not to in saying like asking. What is this. The is m a vaccine. Is this what the fuck is. And he said he didn't know. I think he might have said the johnson and johnson vaccine. So i'm actually curious if the vat is also m. r. a. m. See here a dino. Virus based vaccine for covert are more rugged than an rn. A one thing that he did say was that They were you know he wanted to get it as soon as possible. Because the You know vague didn't stay stable for long or whatever and I thought to myself ok. Well then i said well that's the that's somewhat reassuring because that means that it's not full of a bunch of preservatives and shit and apparently like you know via preservatives. Really what causes a lot of damage. Of i remember rand paul was doing a photo op with his family. You know vaccinating his children And and You know it was It was that kind of vaccine which i guess is safer and it makes sense right. It's a kind of the vaccine you know politicians get So that's us me somewhat hope but i I've been warning him. And i'd say okay. Will you know if you have my number on speed. Dial or something if you can't shout because you have a stroke or a seizure and so far nothing bad has happened but But i think someone somewhere. I heard veteran activist jerry jones. Saying that it's the second dose. That's what does people in right like. I think hank williams junior He just got his second dose went. He died not hank williams junior. It was no not tom hanks. Anyways he was some some baseball player. Hank williams jin no goddamn. It was Some baseball player hank aaron. Jesus hang erin hank. Aaron apparently got his second does and then a of a booster and van than passed away. So that that's what. I'm concerned Concerned over but We'll see see. How does the johnson. Johnson vaccine compared to the virus. So it's Viral vector critic scene. They took a harmless dino virus and replace a small piece of its genetic instructions of coronavirus after this modified edina virus is injected into. Someone's arm it. Enters the person cells the cells van riva genetic instructions needed to make protein and vaccinated cells make and present the spike protein on own surface. The person's immune system then notices vs forum proteins and makes antibodies against somehow. Protect the person if they are ever expose ourselves in the future. The edina virus vector vaccine is safe because we edina virus can't replicate human cells are caused disease and sars cova to a spike protein can caused covid nineteen without the rest of crowbars. This approach is not new. They did the same for ebola. Vaccine and astrazeneca oxford cove in nineteen vaccine is also an edina virus so It doesn't do any of the weird bill gates am aren a shit. Were like it. Reprograms your own cells It's your differences messenger. Vaccines used genetic instructions from corona virus to tell a person cells to make the spike protein. But vs don't genetic instruction from cronin buyers to tell a person cells to make the spike protein but the but but vs don't use another virus vector verse many practical differences to those require two shots. Johnson johnson vaccine only requires a single dose This is key when vaccines are in short supply. Okay so I asked him to bring the paperback so I'll ask for mata- for monday. Show see if he has it Yeah so anyways. That's always find that interesting going into the Going to the science but the problem is johnson johnson. Trials were done more. Recently rights of a most likely skipped animal trials. Also in take into account the vaccine's efficacy against new variants. And that's the problem right. It's a problem ipad from the beginning with these vaccines was bad. Veve always been put on the fast track paying no heed to Tesla like not even animal testing. I think we skipped animal testing for some. So that's You know it's like that's being. They are testing it. Just on the people right on all the people they give it to verse so as back to back to the article at hand here So we have a new speaking out against biden's unfair cova spending plan which i believe it. Yeah that's the one point nine trillion dollar plan. Unlike all previous federal funding packages the new stimulus proposal. Allocates aid base. Oh actually he wearing a mask. So i probably should read it like read. It like how he was all right here. We go unemployed popular. Now i'm not gonna do that okay. The aid is based on the state's unemployed population rather than its actual population which punishes states a took a measured approach to the pandemic and entered the crisis with healthy state budgets. Strong economies ver- joint statement said which you know. I'm i'm like. It must show just how how bad the unemployment is in the other states if new hampshire assigning onto this because as soon who do not have a measured response who's actually terrible Just like all of them. But i mean it was as bad if not worse than texas But i guess just in these ever. I like new york are just so bad that They make these guys look good by comparison. Silver allowed to get away with it Estates ability to keep businesses open in people employed. Should not be penalized. Not be a penalizing factor when distributing funds if congress is going to provide aid to states it should be on an equitable population basis or two. Am saturday but house of representatives approved. Biden's one point nine trillion plan without a single republican vote. Didn't democrats voting. No i'm we're gonna fight away. Free talk live from the snow in. Georgia isn't real. Because if you take him you what it into a snowball and you hold a lighter. Weight doesn't word i yeah. That's the way snow behaves everywhere because it's ice and there is considerably more air and heat energy and a snowball than there is in a tiny little lighter. Put the fact that silly people's cut the southerners a break. I mean they've never seen no if you think that there's a conspiracy out there to spray plastic snow across what they're saying they're saying of georgia waco isn't real europe. Is that what they actually say that. They're being it's trails haunt fuel going. This is in snow. It's not real. 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So i just read the quote from new saying that States you know should be given a based on population and based on how badly they fucked up economy. Although you know who's your mess it up worse than him and also i mean the thing is to a lot of new hampshire's economy or lease growing economy is based in information information technologies right so people who have technology right. You have a computer. A computer to work of course are going to be able to keep her job in continue. Continue it so vote around two. Am saturday the house approved. Biden's one point nine trillion bland without a single republican. Vote in two democrats voting. No so that's not a lot. The passage of his bill would send the unmistakable message. Washington politicians expect new hampshire taxpayers Subsidize poorly ron cash strapped states. It's new will which could also very well apply to new hampshire while california new york new jersey make out like bandits of billions of dollars in increased funding new hampshire's taxpayers. Left foot the bill. This is outrageous in a complete betrayal from previously written funding bills. Who said saturday. I'm genuinely disappointed in congresswoman. Customer in congressman. Papa's for their votes today and i call on senator shaheen. Hasn't to immediately opposed this bailout. Which is retarded is not going to happen. We're going to be all for it. As new hampshire journal previously reported the the biden spending plan passed by the house changes. How direct aid to states is distributed in previous kobe bills. The amount of direct funding goes to individual states was tied to population but as representative. Jason smith ranking member of the house. Budget committee noted inver partisan one point nine trillion dollar bailout. Package democrats have changed that form Formula by adding unemployment is a factor. V impact both states run by democrat majority political allies disproportionately benefit from an increase in funding under his new formula. New hampshire is set to lose two hundred and thirty. Three million dollars while california in new york will gain five point four billion and two point one billion in federal funding respectively and according to an analysis by new hampshire journal or any journal state's States that voted for biden. In the twenty twenty election would gain nine point. Two billion dollars from the new funding formula while states had voted for president. Trump will lose. Lose a similar amount asked about this approach by journal. During the thursdays covid nineteen presser. Sununu called out the legislation for rewarding poorly managed states with additional federal money for going to distribute state aid in non fairway with states. Our poorly managed we're unemployment is still skyrocketing. New hampshire is also poorly managed. But it's just it's just a much more controlled way than New york california. They're are going to get more money than everybody else in a new said. That's inherently inequitable. Oh oh is phillip. Exeter academy education showing off their. It's inherently unfair and again. I've heard democrat governors also raised. Those concerns that this is an unfair process. New hampshire democrats defended their votes. Um sue papa's said in a statement. Our nation so faces are in crisis and vis legislation dresses. Scope and scale the voted for this package to strengthen vaccination get more direct aid in the pockets of families in joke is just shoveling as much bullshitted c-can v american rescue plan act will provide critical resources for a new hampshire communities to build back from this pandemic custer said without noting. These communities will be receiving less money per capita than in massachusetts new york governors who joined the statement include. Okay i'm just going to read interesting name so Ron scientists. Brian camp Sununu crecy now of south dakota Yeah strangely enough not Wo- not the governor of texas. Not greg abbott. That is very interesting governor. Sununu hit the nail on. The head are jason. We'll probably because it's full of his texas texas be curious what. The unemployment was texas rj. Spokes person chris Gustafson told new hampshire journal. Joe biden and watching democrats chose roared. Stay yager so Very habits And i mean of course seen over one time he is. i mean. obviously it's not for benevolent purposes. Right i mean you know he's going to use that money to get himself and his friends rich and to fund all of the all tyranny and ver was Let's see here. it was somewhere on my i. I didn't Now now that. I have my laptop will be able to cultivate a show. Prep as via Used to much more organized way. You'll be more organized for future shows but that various opposition to sue news tyranny. And i'm not that's not that's not hyperbole. That's not me. I'm just trying to resort. Name calling. I mean you know what he's doing right ruling via executive fiat right fees unconstitutional. Orders is vid by definition tyranny and the legislature opposes him by trying to rescue everyone who's been fined from not having to pay any of the fines And sununu indiana decides to be reasonable in decides to throw a tantrum and reprimand them for questioning his judgment and yeah. It was the same same. It's like this. Entitlement mentality writes the same thing that has Trump junior saying how much he appreciates the chinese communist government model like literally using boards dictatorship. This terrible nepotism right. Same thing with cuomo Verse like this entitlement mentality and you know this is why I don't particularly care for when universe so many people think oh we want to was a guy was a trump twenty twenty trump twenty twenty four then don junior twenty thirty two and you know going going through. It's like nova nepotism. Just going to make things worse. Okay here we go so this this. I've been May i. I wish let's see here. This was On the twenty four I only found out about this twenty fifth and Here we go. Democrats are going home now. House dams attempt to deny core backfires and I i i've been wanting to get to this and unfortunately i didn't get to it on the The video shows of monday wednesday and friday because of the featured image here for his article is a Representative nicole klein nights. A democrat from manchester wearing a literal plague. Doctors mask right like literally. Mediaeval play doctor. If a beak in the weird izhak it. So she's literally wearing one of those masks and it is just this was this is a gold mine for you know photographer. Right to sell my god. These people are so fucking mentally. Ill a last ditch effort to Attempt to stop vote on an abortion related. Bill left new hampshire house. Democrats locked out of the legislative process literally after they stormed out of session leaving behind a temporary. Gop supermajority it was one of many contentious moments at the house session held at the sports plex and bedford on wednesday in here. You go you see the image of Like a football field right a football field with all of these chairs ripe for all the however many hundred state reps all for them to be six feet apart while wearing masks saturday game photo of the fifty thousand square foot venue distributed by house. Gop leadership to demonstrating for wide spaces and social distancing available beneath towering roof of sports plex veterans. Stop some house. 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