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Do Black Lives Matter donations go to democratic campaigns?
"Why would black lives matter want to tear down the emancipation memorial okay that don they are they are are are they that orchestrated and that's really not the region to begin with their agenda is to elect Joe Biden that is the black lives matter movement or that's that's sad it and I'm not exaggerating that is one of the percent the truth do it check this out hello everyone this is video about black lives matter just thought you might enjoy it I'm on the black lives matter website Hey let's say I want to donate some money someone click on donate brings me to the screen what is asking the U. R. L. ActBlue what exactly well I surf shack blew up and it's just you know talking about their mission whatever's to weird companies so what I did was I pulled up what they're spending their money on I pulled up their expenditure reports so when you donate money to black lives matter you're actually donating to ActBlue this expenditure report shows you what that money is spent on let's see here for twenty twenty all of Bernie twenty twenty by him for president okay so it's it's the Democratic Party so you're donating a black lives matter which is supporting the Democratic Party so they can win the election what do you think CNN wants you to write a song about racism it's about Democrats winning the election open your eyes and I would assume Joe Biden is is fine with the flag burning flying with you find with the statues
A Guide To Relationships on Lockdown
"So. You know how we've spent a lot of time these past few months. Talking about everything, the covid nineteen has changed while. There's one big thing that we haven't covered yet. It's sensitive. It's intimate. It's not easy to talk about even when there is no pandemic, it's just messy. It's marriage. And living together and partnership for life with kids or without. If you're married or partnered, you haven't been alone throughout all this and you're lucky, but you've also likely spent the last few months navigating an entirely different landscape, adjusting to a new daily life, and probably fighting at least sometimes. Today, we'll talk about the unique stresses that these and I'm sorry here. Unprecedented Times of placed on couples who pledged to spend their lives together. Just maybe not this close together for this long. We'll talk about how to fight and how to divide household labor how to survive till death do us part, and beyond and I will try not to get myself in trouble at home by saying something dumb. Can I do? We will find at. Jordan he's Rawlings and this is the big story. Stephen Marsh is a writer and a podcast and his new show is called and I'm GonNa say it, and we'll see if the producers me. How not about your marriage too bad? Hi Stephen. How're you doing? I'm doing well. Thank you, I'm going to start because we're GONNA talk about relationships today I'm just going to start by asking you. How has Being together with two kids, homeschooling and working twenty four seven impacted your partnership. You know to be honest, a kind of love it I. Mean Like I'm a freelance writer, so I'm used to being at home alone and so for me. It's sort of like the kids are home from school. There's like a lot of activity in the house and I'm less lonely. That's really that's really the big. The big change I think it's a little harder for my wife to be stuck with me the. The whole time, and certainly it's you know certainly to be my fourteen year old son in be stuck with your parents for the indefinite future without being able to go to camp or anything like that is a bit of a nightmare. I mean you know. I think were were kind of lucky. Because like whenever wherever covid goes like divorce, rates spike like in Wuhan the bureaucracies just totally overwhelmed with divorce. applications the sames happening in Italy It's a classic relationship accelerator so single. Single people who were you know at home? Confronting Death by themselves unable to touch anyone are like desperate to get married and people who are married or like I need to get the hell out of here. You know it kind of it kind of works both ways on people. Do you remember at the beginning of this? When people were saying? Oh, there's GonNa be a covert baby-boom. Then everybody with kids said well. If there is, it's going to be all only children, Yeah I. I mean it's like the hormonal effective covert I. Don't think has really been written about, but like I I mean I knew there would not be covid baby boom. There were there were stories. I mean. You've heard stories. The early days of people who'd been on three dates shacking up that cannot work out well, so tell me about this podcast which recorded pre pandemic, but is being released now in the middle of one. What has cova done to the subjects you discuss on the podcast? It seems like it must have just put more pressure on all of them. Well, yeah, I mean. It's very interesting because you know not to be too glib about it, but the time like the timing of the release could not be better because you know the questions that we deal with in this show like. You know the physiological basis of fighting like. How do you fight better like suddenly? This becomes very very important to people who are jammed together all the time. How do you deal with money together? This is also about going to become very very important for a huge number of marriages how to deal with death how to think through divorce. Should, you schedule sex? How do you deal with housework? And suddenly all of these questions which we were dealing with which matter you know in the best of times suddenly, they've all come very much to the fore the it's the old questions I don't think the questions have really changed. Just their urgency has and I'm going to get you to. Well give me some of the advice you get to in the podcast and the listeners to because I'm sure we could all use it right now, but I. You mentioned at the very beginning that you think it's been great for you to be at home in also have company my honest question to you is Would your wife? Would Sarah say the same thing? No, I don't think so I think she you know she. She's a more social person. It's not really a marriage question. She likes being in an. An office she likes being with other people. She likes that space quite a bit and be denied it I. Think is actually pretty pretty rough. You know also there's the question of we. We have to educate our children and do our jobs at the same time, which is hugely stressful and really frankly not possible. Yeah. I think for me a freelance writer. Where like you? You find me in my office where I am every where I've been every day for fifteen years like tied to this table in the tower of song. It's not. It's not really that different for me, but for her. It's huge. What have you guys thought about during this pandemic I know you've fought i. you know what I think. I can't even remember the subject I. Mean I know that sounds like a capo, but I definitely have fought, but you know the subjects are really irrelevant. Because what were you know when when we did the fighting episode? One thing I learned was that you know fighting is now. Now is not really about issues. It's not about the problems in your marriage, and certainly never helps to solve those problems It's really a physiological response to Stimuli. It's about when you're when you're intimate with someone. Your brain naturally looks for threat and that and naturally response to threat and when you do that, you're you know the tends to build on itself very very quickly, and you know the conditions of covid really are the conditions that make us all. Very intimate suddenly and. Without escape, and so it's natural that you're going to have more fights is just. It's just part of your body. It's just basically a physical reaction, so yeah, we've had some raiders, but I don't think they've like. The subject matter is kind of irrelevant. So how do you fight better the topic of a whole episode? Yeah I mean it's complicated like I. Don't want to reduce it to a one point because you know like. We talked to Stanton. WHO's very famous neurobiologist and we talked to cloudy Hasso. Who'd who does like lifetime studies, couples, and how they fight, and how it affects their bodily reactions to? Overtime and you know they have. They have a lot of collective insights into it, but I mean I. Think the real the point the takeaway for me anyway like fighting is not an intellectual process. You're not going to solve any issue that you have through fighting. You're not even going to address. It and so the really when you get into a fight, which is natural. It's it's inevitable. There's no escape from that the. The health even to fight. The point is to get jet to safety as quickly as possible. What does that mean get to? Safety means to make your partner feel like their loved rather than threatened, and you know the simple ways to do that are just to look each other in the is for about thirty seconds, or just to leave and run and do a silly dance, or do something physical to get out the energy. And just returned to a where you feel like you like your your interest or mutual again. just get to that place as quickly as possible because you know, the other way just expands forever. Don't you not fix the shoes by doing that though? But you never fix an issue by fight. I mean there's no you will not find anyone like. That was the point. That's what I learned like. You Talk to these people and you're in there and they're like well. Don't you need to have fights in order to solve problems in lake? Well, no fight has ever solved a problem and I I thought about it. In my own case I've been married for nearly twenty years and I was like. Yeah, you're right. I mean like the way you solve a problem by sitting down calmly with a glass of wine and talking things through and being frank and honest about it, and we're and we're talking to a therapist or D- But. That's not fighting. Like. That's not that's not that's not. The fighting is just response to Stimuli. What about just living together in general, which is another topic of one of the episodes first of all I guess. What did you discover that either? You've been just doing wrong? The whole time or wish you'd known before you lived with your partner. Well I mean one thing I learned I sort of. Of knew already had written about before in the unmade bed is that there are no solutions to the problems of living together like the there, there is no magic bullet you think think when you're when you're a kid. When I was a kid, I thought Oh will drop contracts, and it'll make it all simple, and then we'll. We're reasonable people. We both believe in equality. We both want. Want to do the same things, and and and we and we don't want. We don't WanNA fight about dumb stuff like who's cleaning the toilet and stuff like that, so we'll make up a list, but that's not actually how it works at all. It's much more emotionally driven, and it's much more about the quest for recognition, and the truth is those matters just like never really get solved. Solved so then you then you come to the place of Lake Well. How do you? How do you deal with that irresolution I? Mean that is the one thing that I really learned from doing this show is that marriage is quite hard You know look. I wasn't an idiot I. knew people were in pain in their relationships, but I. Guess I kind of thought that they were. Met screwing things up, or they had their own problems or something like that, it's like no actually doing this is actually quite difficult, and it requires a lot of endurance, and it requires a lot of skill and tenderness, and it also requires a lot of luck, and so that's I. You know that was the that was kind of the takeaway for me like you know. This is actually a lot harder than you think. Yeah. You realize now that we're two men now talking about housework, right? You don't know how. Yeah, no, and it's really. I'M GONNA. Get in trouble for this, and so are you yeah? and. Also maybe we should be doing it like. Let's also take that into account, but anyway go on one of the reasons why I wanted to talk to you and to talk about this is because I think it often falls on. the woman in a marriage to to try to fix the marriage, and to try to have those emotional discussions and try to bring those topics up so I think like. Yes obviously There are probably things that we're going to get wrong and screw up by having this conversation. It shouldn't be left to wives to make the husband go to counseling and to initiate these conversations, and you know to try to save the marriage, so so that's what I'd say that but I. Wanted to ask you about recognition because I find when there are inequalities, it is the recognition that makes the difference between a fight and no fight. It's not necessarily the active. Okay. Well, you take the garbage out five days a week and I'll take the. I'll do the dishes five days a week and etc. It's the lake. I see you taken garbage out. That's awesome. Well. That's the getting to safety. Part of fighting. Getting to safety is like that feeling like I'm seen in you, know me and were together right, and so you always want to get to that as quickly as possible, but you know I mean I'm on the record like my about housework like my feeling about it is that? Every like everyone should do a lot less of it, and that the the long term trend with housework is not men doing more where it gets women. Doing less has been that. That's true everywhere in Western Europe North America. It's called disinvestment in some well known sociological category you know. My mother was a fulltime physician who also vacuumed the the drapes of our house lake. That's not it quickly realized. That's no longer possible, and but that whole debate around what housework is it so fascinating but it's also almost impossible to have rationally like it's it it it becomes. It becomes super emotional and. Layered with with norms so quickly, you know it's it's almost impossible to have those conversations. In general, although I definitely agree with you, that men do not do their fair share of trying to make marriage is work or Thinking through their marriages right, I mean like I, I think there's this this thing with men were they don't WanNa even consciously try and conceive of these questions they want to just push them aside and get on with things and I think that's really bad and dangerous and stupid and just stupid like there's there's ways to think through this stuff that are very can really improve your life and can improve your marriage, and they're not hippie nonsense, right and the and they're not you know snake oil salesmen stuff they're. They're quite practical. I WanNa, talk to you, but a couple of. Of the other episodes that we can may be covering somewhat rapid fire succession associated. You schedule Sex. What what are the experts say? Yes, I mean you know in this show we take all these questions and we we try get multiple perspectives on them, and you know definitely different perspectives and see how we feel about them. We literally could not find a single expert who said don't schedule sex. They all say schedule sex because you know the simple truth is. If you don't, you won't have it and you know the other thing is if you get to once a week. that is the equivalent in happiness terms of going from making twenty five thousand dollars a year to making seventy five thousand dollars a year so i. don't know about you, but when I went from that from twenty five to seventy five K that was like the most happiness that was the greatest increase of happiness that I could have so yeah. You do absolutely that one you know most. Most of these things, there's no AB testing for most the stuff, so you know most of the things we don't have as definitive answers that to these questions, but that one is a pretty straight. Yes, how about deciding who to marry? That's I haven't listened to that episode yet, but really fascinating. We talked to a a matchmaker traditional matchmaker who charges ten thousand dollars for a? A relationship and we also talked to a WHO works at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. Who as a sideline has developed as algorithm for determining when you should settle essentially and so like we look at the math of you know. How do you pick basically and not nothing works I? Mean that's the that's the sad answer, but like when you get to when you get to like trust, trust your. Your gut doesn't make any sense, but also trust. The numbers doesn't make any sense I. Mean I think that's kind of a lesson in itself. When you're picking this, you're doing it with. It's very partial information game. It's an asymmetrical information game and you have to know that when you get married. You're taking a big risk. What about should we just get divorced? How do you make that call? Yet, there's a whole group again. See. This is the kind of thing that I think that there. There's a kind of practical. There's practical solutions to this like there's a whole group of scholars divorce ideation out there from various different political beliefs and very leg. They study how people get divorced, and I mean about forty percent of people in divorce proceedings. Regret it in court really. You know the lesson here is divorce is a wonderful thing. It's kind of the key. People underrate the power of divorce like divorce is key to modern life as In freedom of the press its that important because it means that we're not locked in these terrible relationships like there is a way out and super important for human liberty, but at the same time you won't understand that if you're thinking about divorce. Especially coming out a covert I, think take it slowly like to take take your time to do it because people get divorced for his bad reasons as they get married rate for emotional reasons that are really temporary, and they don't really think through and yeah like divorce slowly. The last one I want to ask you about is pretty profound marriage death especially now when you know probably number of long term, marriages have lost a partner. How does marriage survived death? In what is that look like you know we talked to? That was a very powerful episode. You know it was. It was a sign of its success that no one who dealt with it could actually get through the whole thing without stopping and crying like our executive producer couldn't edit it like had to keep stopping. The sound designer couldn't really get through it. He kept crying. I. Mean it's your worst nightmare. Anybody who's married well I don't know I think they're i. think are much worse things that can happen in a marriage actually certainly after doing this show, but I think the You know that we talked to a woman who texts her dead husband like three years after the thing that's so interesting is that the relationship doesn't really end. We talked to all these people for whom including my mother for whom they're dead. Spouse, you know. The fact of his death was just kind of one more fact in the relationship, and the relationship went right on. It's just without one person, and so you know what this show is really about the difficulties of marriage, which can be grueling like the housework, the money problems the sex problems like all this stuff, but that show really showed like it is worth fighting for like it is actually worth trying to work out because it can be incredibly powerful in life life-affirming. What did you learn about? Marriage is an institution and a concept while making a show well, it's very It's not natural. When we did the show about parenting leagues, the thing that we kept returning to the kept coming back was like love your children and express your love for them, which is actually kind of the most natural thing in the world really late. That's not a tall order, but with. Marriage even the best couples, even the luckiest couples. The most compatible couples are going to struggle. Because because it is, it is not a natural arrangement. It's not built into our biology to do this, and and so that means it's doesn't mean that it's not worth doing, and it doesn't. The institution isn't powerful. Because in some ways it's never been more powerful than it is right now, but on the other hand I like it does require a lot of effort and a lot of endurance. My last question is just did this podcast the process of making it make you a better husband, and as a follow up like I, asked before. Would your wife agree with that I? Know? Did and I I know she would agree with it for sure. You know I, think just the the fighting episode was a really big one. Where it's just like you realize like actually, there's no point doing this. If you really WanNa change, things like have a serious conversation about them. Don't get into these screaming matches that. End Up just backtracking on and nothing ever happens like and you know there was something there was some very serious sort of I mean not very serious, but I am medium sized family crisis and in the middle of doing this podcast, and because I did the show I was really quite a bit calmer than I think I would have been before i. was just like you know what it's like. I feel threatened, but don't, but it's just. It's just physiological. Just just let it go. Just let it go, and you think about it when you're when when sanity is returned I'm going to remember that advice when Rosemary gets mad at me possibly while listening to this episode. Well I. Mean I think one thing that's really important like you really realize that how much pop culture and media assumptions about marriage of created this impression like it's i. mean it's happily ever after whatever and it's just. It's nonsense I. Mean we all know it's nonsense, but you the figuring out how this works involves a lot of effort. It's hard to admit that to yourself that. That it's all nonsense, yeah, I think I think it's really shoved down our throats, and then we don't ask ourselves these questions like I. I actually assumed doing this I. Mean it's weird to think but I was like a forty year old man who thought that married people had sex three times a week. And then I talk to an expert and they're like no joking like. And it was like right. Of course, of course that kind infer even basic information is not really available even to married people. You're kind of just left alone to deal with it, and there's no reason not to know. There's no reason to be ignorant. Stephen Thank you so much for this and I look forward to listen to the rest of the show. That was pleasure. Give give my best rosemary.
"shack" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Like Mothers Day celebrating this year, certainly going to be different. For some of US are dads are no longer with us. It's been twenty three years now since my dad passed on, but that doesn't mean I don't take a few minutes out of today and think about him. If your dad still with you, please take a few minutes to let him know how much you care. On today, show I have a special your next I feature. I had a chance to sit down with Peter Cats. Talk about his adventure to the Mall Dis. Peter is a patty master instructor here with Scuba Shack and he also runs are awesome. Nassau Beach, Memorial. Day weekend. Although this year, we because Kobe, we had to move it back. We'll be going in October. We had a great conversation. It goes a little bit longer than a normal show, but it's real really worth it to hear all about the Maldives, so here's my conversation with Peter Cats on your next died the Maldives. A! Well today on this segment of your next I've. I told you. We're going to do something a little bit different and what I've asked. Peter Catch to join me here today. On the Scuba Shack Radio on your next dive to talk a little bit about his trip to the mall that just completed earlier this year, so welcome Peter to Scuba. Shock Radio Thank you jeff. But he used to be here. Yeah, so. I go a long way back. Heater was actually assistant instructor when I was taking my first patio open water class so I tell foot long pier and I've known one another so thanks Peter for for coming on board. Now you. You've dove all over the place. You've been all over the world diving. What made you decide to go out to the Maldives? Interesting that you ask that question. Preface by saying that I haven't really been all over the wow. I'm starting to cover a bit more especially since I'm now retired. But The Maldives has been on my bucket list of dive destinations and I started diving in nineteen, Eighty, seven, and I read a lot of scuba magazines with articles on exotic locations,.
Arsenal's Terrible Day
"Leboeuf Shack Hissel and Craig Burley with Craig. Let's start showing with to city against also. It went pretty much exactly as you would expect it to. Well Yeah McCullough. Expecting such Leandra and bring David Luiz on, but you know dovid Louise was form. It was a sham books Listen I. Don't think this would been macchia game to be quite frank. Eleven v Eleven I think it was heading. That way anyway has mistaken any sending all just optional. Final Nail Nicole Fan. We said it before the lockdown to. Red in the face off no need. A massive overhaul got some good young kids wrote some decent young kids become law deadwood they're. Dead Wood on big money and tetter at needs to get a heck of a job. He's gotten his hands. Talk to me about victories. Well, it's it's. It's sad. Because when you're a defender, you don't WanNa. See that say so pulling in another way because we know that concede for penalties and was in you is the most player was involving bigger zeroes in? Enduring during the premier league season, so you Saad and now I was rather talk about the Brune was read the man of the match, but it's true that he made two big mistakes were alone Manchester your city to score two goals and I think he doesn't see a stunning. He made the hour. We can see him turning and realizing that. Rhyme sterling just beyond him. I always thought that the. Devotees was a good player. A great player, but none of defender is is is a midfield player. It doesn't want to make sure that. You defend well first, and then you think about enjoying life. It's it's. It's what you have to do I. Function when your defender. You make sure you clear. The books need to play with the ball. Saka it. How would you feel if? Teammate, considering you comes on, and does all of this. I really don't know at. This discussion about about Louis well, if not every weekend. To. Protect. It was an opportunity for him. You lose to play through injury. No you stabbed Lewis comes in and does as he does. I can say tongue-in-cheek, maybe Louise not being available for the next three weeks kind of balancing out because he's been that poor at least i. Wouldn't have to answer to those upstairs as to why he's leaving DABID Luigia, manny to call on on some of the is young and up and coming players, but it's not the started also wanted surprise surprise. You have to put this behind. You somehow asked on are leaving everybody scratching and scratching their heads as their how they can be this. Let let that Don. Let. Let's cut through most of here. David Luiz. Full. Right back the problem Moustapha. Football Club was an argument to say shock should fit because not good enough, also just about to get to shift that football club, but some clone give him a three hundred thousand plus a week contract. Right for a guy who's been liability. By signs the mid by decisions. Right that's the bottom line, young and experienced manager WHO's been in the game a long time, but not in management and he's left with us. And he's going to be questioned. And Haste. Underline. I mean what the Hell was wrong. I mean it's essentially again. He's carrying a knock against it, but is he not a better option as good as catchy as a youngster? Is he a better option to be playing from the star? All these decisions football club need to be questioned, but Davidge and There was a story. Lose? A story twenty four hours ago. This is incredible. The Artisanal wanted to begin David Luiz in new contracts in them as a role model sit, there was a key part of helping. Just incredible, just incredible. They're not a bad word. Apples and deadwood. Sorry, they have this football club, and until the psalter until the alter the nothing more than mid table, mediocrity cranky mention. Arteta said after the game his decision not to include him in the squad tactical. I mean I've never heard anything so stupid. Normal life apart from that alarm going off the driving whoever that is. I just don't get I just don't it's not? Yes he wasn't going to play. Say and in a nutshell tells the story, right? Play, but at least if you've got a guy who can potentially change game if arsenal where to hold, it is zero zero for seventy five minutes or something like that that you could bring on, and he can maybe open the door, so don't tell me it's tactical. You making yourself look stupid, right? It's not tactical is a waste of space these days right but. But. They've lumbered themselves with this player. I would prefer of Mykola out and said you know what I'm not GonNa get from our tests or what I need, so if left him in London of left them. They are rather bring the kids. I would respect more. He said that, but don't come out and tell his AAC tactical because that's nonsense
No foul play found after NYPD cops get sick from Shake Shack shake
"Finds no criminality. After officers became sick at shake shack, and this is CBS too so they did look into it and. There is there has been an update on that and thank goodness. There was no. Criminality no foul play. Yes, sources tell CBS to it appears the incident was accidental, possibly the result of cleaning solution that wasn't properly removed from the shake machine and chief Rodney Harrison who is at NYPD. Detectives tweeted out at four zero two am after a thorough investigation by the NYPD Manhattan south investigators has been determined that there was no criminality by shake shack.
No foul play found after NYPD cops get sick from Shake Shack shake
"Works more police officers hospitalized last night across the country in attacks rocks bricks that kind of stuff and in New York City it they got got creative there and this is kind of remarkable one three police officers who were on you know riot patrol where they decided to go get some lunch at the shake shack I you know generally I like they should show they have chocolate shakes are like shades and a good burgers and stuff however you know could be a problem if this were a lefty think there'd be a nationwide boycott of shake shack starting today but it's not a lucky thing because they they you know they're anti police the Democrat party Joe Biden all of them from the top down anti police anti law and order pro anarchy pro cast pro arson probe looting pro attacking the police that's the that's who they are but three NYPD officers went to the shake shack and they got some food a lunch break and apparently the got milk shakes because it's called the check check and out before you know it all three of her in the hospital and it looks like there was bleach or some other kind of toxic chemicals in their but it looks like they're shakes and that's either in the hospital that's called poisoning they've been poisoned and the R. and now the police say that they have launched a thorough investigation and that they've determined that there was no foul play of any kind that's what I said they said after a thorough investigation it's the lickety split throw investigation didn't take very long by the NYPD's Manhattan south division you always hear about that on TV shows about cops Manhattan south it has been determined that there was no criminality by shake shack's employees because it's not illegal to pour bleach in the the end of the milk jugs of police officers I guess that's it the NYPD again I I just I if you're NYPD now did anybody else at the check check fall ill apparently not just these three police officers they were hospitalized and it looks like bleach or some other kind of toxic chemicals and the police they all did a lickety split investigation there are not exactly that that the Warren Commission and day I came back and said oh no no criminality is that mean no foul play no criminality that's the that's what they said the police benevolent association disagrees they're taking issue with the with the conclusions of the up but that's the kind of an amazing start that and here's that seat I don't know if they know how to do police work in New York anymore but if these are the only three people at that shake shack that got sick and had to be hospitalized yes the that is a data points that might be of interest to investigators how do want to tell me how to do their job rather but if those are the only three people that were poisoned with a toxin when they went to this particular shake shack that would be that would be I I how would I say a
New York Police Find No Criminality After Officers Sickened At Shake Shack
"Story out of New New York York in in the the shake shake shack shack it's it's it's it's horrible horrible story story it's it's yes yes it it really really is is this this is is what what we we should should point point out out though though I I mean mean they they they they they they did did do do an an investigation investigation it it was was an an accident apparently there's there's no criminality they say by shake shack's employees according to the accident oops poured bleach into the ice cream sometimes things happen I guess when you're cleaning machines and things like that it's it happens okay what yeah that's what that's what they're saying in the investigate less plausible
New York PD Finds No Criminality After Officers Sickened At Shake Shack
"Who the New York City police department has been investigating whether three New York City police officers drank milkshakes spiked with bleach WCBS TV Alice gainer at a shake shack in Manhattan three officers became sick after having shakes from the restaurant police say the officers remain hospitalized employees are being questioned Sheikh sample was taken to a lab for testing we're just in from the NYPD there was no criminality by shake shack
New York PD rules out criminality by Shake Shack after officers fall ill
"Who the New York City police department has been investigating whether three New York City police officers drank milkshakes spiked with bleach WCBS TV Alice gainer at a shake shack in Manhattan three officers became sick after having shakes from the restaurant police say the officers remain hospitalized employees are being questioned Sheikh sample was taken to a lab for testing we're just in from the NYPD there was no criminality by shake shack
New York PD probing possible bleach in shakes cops got at Shake Shack
"Three New York City police officers are in the hospital this morning after something they were served in a Manhattan shake shack made them very sick having a lower Broadway Monday evening when the cops stopped in for some shakes got them then began feeling ill in a letter warning PVA members about attempted poisonings of their members the union indicated the shakes may have been laced with bleach shake shack says it's horrified working with police an investigation on her
All By Myself
"But even if we're not sheltering with family or roommates, we have technology connecting asked. But sometimes you just WanNa go where nobody knows your name because there's nobody there. We're talking today about hermits from the Greek Aramis Manning wilderness or an isolated place. There are all sorts of reasons why a person might up and leave their community behind to live a simple solitary life. Some people begin their life of solitude when they go into hiding and simply never come back out. Such as with Canadian Willard, McDonald, who jumped from a troop train in Nova Scotia after being drafted into World War Two. Two other men jumped with him, but they were later caught. When you get, Shanghai like that, you get armed, so McDonald had three Oh three rifle on him, which definitely came in handy in his new home, MacDonald built a one room shack near Gully Lake in the wilds of Nova Scotia and lived in it for the next sixty years. At first he had to rely on hunting and fishing to survive, but residents of nearby town soon discovered him and began to help him get food and supplies. Later in life, the same friends help McDonald become the first Canadian to receive his pension without having to sign for it. Living alone cave seems especially practical when your life has hit rock bottom. Take, Valeria, rickety an Italian apprentice Stonemason, who moved to Austria in one, thousand, nine, fourteen at age, sixteen to escape the war that was about to kick off. He lived with an ex Pat Italian family for awhile and worked as a miner until the fateful day. He lost all of his money in a brothel. He didn't spend it. He didn't get rolled. He just literally lost it.
Coronavirus Self-care Strategy
"Thank you so much Dr Seakor for being with us. You know it's nice to have a nurse practitioner on what what has been your take with all of this cove it. Have you been handling it? Oh, man, I've had to ramp up myself care. It's just kinda crazy out there. I've had to limit my news. Consumption I've had to really ramp up my exercise and just sleep getting more sleep setting alarm for that. It's really challenging. Sleep right now for me is so tough owes up this morning at five am odd because I just I can't sleep and. Yeah and It's funny just today. I'm like a die hard. Andrew Cuomo Tone in love with him. I call him my president. I'm like I said to my husband Mike. You think he's just like. Can We? Just what is the rules to get him on the ballot? Right on the ballot right? Thanks so on real, but other than that I've had to turn off the news, too, because it just yeah. Even the evening talk, it's just overwhelming. I mean we can't lose our hope. Too much of this information you can really lose your hope. And where are you right now? CAPE COD Massachusetts okay. where? where? Where on the Cape right at the Canal so near Plymouth? Okay so on the Cape Cod. Canal is a little shack so to speak called Seafood Chantey. CATES, that's like it's a mazing takeout. It's my favorite. It is incredible. Johnny Academies who went to College, but my dad I would die. Hard grew up McCabe my hotel. In the town of Barnes Omayyad. Liam's is no longer Nassir. Beach no worry. Our close allies just went down there last weekend, and they had to just take the shack down. Because of erosion is just so sad. Oh, that's too bad. Obse string onion rings. Who is? Now I missing McCabe. I love I. It's hard to have a tough day here when you're at the Cape. I love that. We're talking about shoestring onions because we're GONNA. Get right into it. Dr, Seymour I brought you on, because so many of us we are now in the throes of summer. We weren't able to get to the gyms even for places that are opening up, it's not the same. What can we do to drop the quarantine? Fifteen or you know? I came up with this Jingle and it represents the word pandemic, and each letter in in pandemic can be one of your self care steps when I even made a little. A little law. List. WHO IS GONNA sing the Jingle for I. Wish I could in my dreams I sing. Okay Calera user all the pillars of self care and I can take through those yes I would love that. All right so basically what everyone needs to think about is. We are really not trained to ramp up ourselves. CARE will release stressed in fact. The culture basically reinforces that we lose the wheels off our wagon right and we go directly to Ben and Jerry's and chocolate chip cookies. Whatever it is, so you have to really develop a plan and that's like my first step in pandemic. Plan and you have to have a program and you have to figure out how am I gonNA deal with this quarantine. Right. We have to ramp up your self care. Figure out. What am I gonNa do for the week. What am I gonNa do tomorrow and maybe tomorrow I just planned to drink. More water I haven't a match today I. Don't usually match my water, but it can be very powerful. Yeah, our love, and how many of you out? There are starting your day with the large glass of water. Good job. Ryan Job Amber Y- I start my day with a large cup of coffee, not gonNA lie boming well I. I love coffee, too, but I usually start with a large last water in the coffee. Going to help you in a especially if you have any. Can to actually have you sleep disrupted fifteen hours after your last caffeine. So, that's something most people don't know. How I am, that might be well. I do drink two cups of coffee, generally like seven like right when I get up I be lying to the coffee machine and so now I'm drinking them by because I don't drink coffee in the afternoon river because I know that I know that it's like I will be up till know. Chris come home. So that's planning, basically planning is essential. If you fail to prepare, YOU'RE GONNA prepare to fail and a lot of people when they're home. They just feel like they're out of their routine right so that planning also essentially creating a routine for yourself, and for so many people at home right now very chaos, even though it's been a few months now it's still chaos, not going back to the way it was and prior to this whole situation or eating out fifty percent of the time. Now they're not. What are they eating at home? How do you approach that whole situation at home with all those triggers in the cabinets and trigger people? Maybe that you're living like my husband pulls out the Ben and Jerry's at night and sits right next. Meet chomping on it like. Eating my egg whites an hour before I go to sleep. In it. Right now he's trained. I'm very trained and the good thing about training. Good thing about healthy habits is they run themselves most of the time. However, it is more challenging when you have a lot more stress in your life. They don't run themselves as automatically as when stresses lower so I've had to really be attentive to making sure my habits are
Mnuchin to face grilling about small-business lending effort
"Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin will likely come under tough questioning today from senators about a small business lending program included in the government's two trillion dollar relief package that is given to some big name businesses like the LA Lakers lawmakers from both parties have criticized the payroll protection program which initially provided almost three hundred and fifty billion and forgivable loans to small companies but has been plagued by a host of problems most businesses were unable to get loans before the initial funding ran out and a second round of loans based computer processing delays the LA Lakers ended up giving back the money they got as did other notable businesses like shake shack after coming under fire and the number of publicly traded companies and ended up receiving money paid there is back as well after Mnuchin demanded it I'm Julie Walker
Aspen Institute says it will return $8 million small-business loan
"Two a prominent DC based think tank the Aspen Institute is returning eight million dollars it got from the feds as part of the corona virus relief package just yesterday Aspin argue the small business aid was needed to keep its four hundred thirty person staff employed the aspen institute has a one hundred fifteen million dollar endowment and several billionaires are on its board of trustees the decision comes a day after the Washington post reported the institute got the loan it joins the LA Lakers and shake shack and among the businesses that have gotten federal money and then chosen to give
Uber is discussing a takeover deal with Grubhub
"Uber. Making a bid for GRUB and shares of GRUB hub ended on Tuesday up nearly thirty percent down a little bit today but these conversations are ongoing before we get into the particulars. What what was your reaction when you saw that because mine was there are some acquisitions that in the moment you look at them and you think to yourself. Well that makes perfect sense for me. This isn't one of them. But what do you think? Well I don't know if it's something I would say makes perfect sense but I do see the connection there. I mean I certainly see why Uber would be thinking in this direction in and I think that for rub this this could be. Maybe the best way out. I mean the economics food delivery a really tough we've certainly seen that in grubs margins and financial since it's been a publicly traded company and in unfortunately it's not a market that really rewards exclusive relationships. I mean people are just looking to get their food from point. A. Point B. in restaurants. WanNa be able to do that and make sure they can rely on the partners that are delivering that food. So for me like I as I said this is not a market that rewards exclusive relationship so we saw for example when shake shack. Release their earnings here last week. They had exited an exclusive relationship. With GRUB HUB in. We're utilizing more partners. Uber eats be one of those from the restaurants perspective. You know they want to try and bring as many of those partners as they can as they can but it is it is it is. It is a market where you're certainly seeing consolidation. Almost needs to happen because otherwise it's going. It's going to be really difficult for a lot of players to be successful in space. You could see where maybe a couple of players could be successful successful in this space in. I think that with with Uber. We've always asked the question. How ARE THEY GONNA? Levers that network beyond just you know shuttling. People around in Uber eats is definitely one of the ways to do that. Uber eats is certainly performing pretty. Well I mean in in quarter one. They generated four point. Seven billion dollars in gross bookings that was up. Fifty fifty four percent from a year ago in revenues accelerating in that line of work take rates are accelerating as well so. I mean. They're seeing a lot of success for obvious reasons right now. I mean folks are are looking to have more food delivered But but I think with with GRUB HUB. This might just represent the best opportunity for the business and for shareholders because otherwise. They're going to be stuck in this perpetual battle for very very incremental prophets. Right I mean it. It is just not a super high margin business and you know for restaurants they delivery now more than ever So I think I think that will probably continue on for some time. But it's definitely a space where consolidation is starting to happen in. I actually could see grub hub in Uber getting together there in creating really a massive food delivery network that even really extends beyond restaurants right. I mean Breezes Inc Grocery for example they have I think what four thousand parts and thirty five countries with with Comey's car for for example at Cisco I mean they're leveraging that network in good ways and I think this is a sign of things that could a sign of things to come for Uber? That could be good. I mean it's obviously still hemorrhaging cash. And they're gonNA raise some more debt. It sounds like but if this is a deal that happens. It sounds like it'd be an all stock deal another kind of hemming and over the valuation. But I wouldn't be surprised to see this happen. It's funny. You mentioned that talking with our colleague Abby Malan and she's a grow up shareholder and she made it very clear to me. She's not interested in Uber Stock. She was happy to see the spike. In growth hub shares. She would much rather prefer this. Be A cash deal. Because she's not looking for Uber Stock. But it'll be interesting to say to see how the valuation shakes out here because right now with this spike and a little bit of a pullback today grubs valuation is five point three billion. They've said they would sell at evaluation of six point. One billion so that's another fifteen percent upside from. Where is here? It is and you know I mean. These companies will go through negotiations to try to figure out what makes the most sense and that's kind of Nice part about all stock transactions for the come from the company's perspective right. They're essentially just they don't have to dole out physical currency right. I mean shares are currency. But it's not really affecting their pocketbook. Investors are kind of the ones that potentially at screwed there and in. I do feel like Abbie. I agree with that. I'm not really interested in an Uber. Uber's stock today. I mean I think it's a fascinating business to follow. I'm cautiously optimistic. That they will be able to leverage that network overtime in do more things with it. But I think it's GonNa take a while in they clearly. It's GonNa take a long time for them to even achieve any meaningful profitability. So yeah I mean from from the company's perspective that all started you'll makes perfect sense from the investors perspective. Yes I'm a shareholder in this ends up happening then I get you know those. Those Uber Uber shares. For that deal. I probably would look at it going ahead and selling those uber shares and putting that money to work elsewhere. Because any way you put it I mean food deliveries just. It's just a really tough business. I mean we saw not all that long ago we're square on loaded the The caviar side of the business right I mean they. They dipped a toe in that market thinking that might be something complementary to their business. It turned out it really wasn't turns out. It's just really hard work. It wasn't something that lined up or leveraged their existing business to the degree they felt like made sense in so I think yeah I mean this kind of it makes me think a little bit of satellite radio in your head series. Xm and Yeah Sirius Radio and yet XM radio and then they merged to form the one big provider in that space. I mean I ultimately could could honestly see being just like a one or two really big providers in the space but time will tell.
NBA players reportedly asked to weigh in on restart as majority want to resume season when safe
"It looks like I think if you're looking at this the same way that I that we're getting a little bit closer to NBA basketball that. Yesterday we saw a group of prominent. Nba players expressed their desire to restart the season to complete this season. The crowd a champion and I think this is an important step because Adam silver has been very cautious for lack of a better word that he's been said let's figure out exactly what the scientists let's figure out what these communities are doing this figure out. What the testing looks like? And then we'll get with our players and move forward but after the call that they had at the end of last week and after hearing the players say that they want to go back to work and crime this champion. I think we're closer. To getting a reboot of the NBA season than we have been at any point since this pandemic start. That's good. I mean that is so good. I like when the players get together and they have conversations about restored in the NBA and what it is and how to stay safe and all of the things because they're proactive at doing it. They're showing that they're committed to doing it. They want to be a part of players lining up and saying no no no no on the heels of shack saying they should just council the season she said a couple of days ago she council. Airbus none of get on the call. We don't WanNa start sending that negative message Duty Airways we don't even want that in the universe in that is good man. I wish the NFL. I wished to players in the. Nfl took a stand like the like the NBA guys. I wished to players in the. Nfl took stands at times like Major League Baseball.
1997 NBA Finals RewatchaBulls With Ryen Russillo
"Rewatch ables. We're doing the entire ninety seven. Nba Finals concentrate in the last two games. But this is such a fascinating document in so many different ways. This is. Jordan has become unassailable. Great at this point he's a superhero. Were all assuming he's going to be He's GonNa come through every step of the way. No matter what obstacle Utah Team. That had been around for a long time. We didn't really have a feel for them. Not Enjoyable to watch. We're about to cover bulls go sixty nine and thirteen. This is the culmination of just a brutal twenty months that we talked about on your podcast. And we did the wizards pod were they had hit this. This point of their basically the Beatles at this point this travelling circus. They're covered differently than any sports team ever. All that stuff jazz go sixty four. Eighteen eleven three in the playoffs. They beat the Lakers. The clippers and famously the rockets stockton hits the three The Lakers series. That was the Kobe ball series kind of lost in the shuffle where Shack first-year Eddie Jones Nick Van Exel. Pretty even series. I I remember in the moment thinking. Oh the Lakers beat Utah. You always loses. Utah's done and wasn't the case. It was MVP. Carl Malone still being an MVP so any we get to the finals and the subplot emerges the real MVP versus the guy who won the MVP but then this whole other thing about no Karl Malone was actually offered this year twenty seven and ten incredible defensive player such a good passer the double team. The whole offense is built around him. You know he's a deserving. Mvp where did you stay in in nineteen ninety seven on this question heading into the finals? Do you remember your do. This was none of us like watching. Utah back then okay. No-one did and even though there was never series of ours necessarily rooting for Jordan. I was I wasn't rooting for the Utah Jazz it just it was the NBA finals. It was on an there wasn't anyone. I was emotionally connected to about the entire time now because I was a huge Barkley guy and I know I'm biased. I've always thought Barkley was better than Malone and I think these this series is does not this. This is a bad series or Karl Malone fans by the way it's awful You had the number one guy in the history of the League setting you up on every single possession your entire career and malone was a really good shooter for big. He was incredible as a rebounder. He's pretty good as a passer as a closer on the wing was putting the knee up like pretty. Yeah Yeah and dude. He played every game. He played every game and he was actually a real tough guy. Like when he and Robin getting into it. There's part of me like want him to fight. Rodman for real because he would've twisted Rodman up. I mean he just he just would've but whenever I see some of those dollar memes about five four three build your Dream Team. Carl Malone's always unlike the four dollar line when he's on it and Barclays always on the three dollar line and when I think of peak bark versus people alone I know who I'm taking I'm taking Barclay. I wouldn't even argue it. But the the composite the full stat picture of WHO Carl Malone is is incredible so the fact that they're in this finals they have this incredible record. They're awesome at home. They have this amazing homecourt atmosphere. That's like ruthless. Which is part of the Rodman story when he says something about Mormons and gets fined. And then there's a weird Jim Gray interview where he starts crying before game six it. He was out to lunch. The sears right. He's he's so bad in the closing game I respected what Stockton and Malone did but it might have been the first time I was realizing something that you and I have just started talking about more and more the separation between playoff basketball regular season basketball. That if you'RE GONNA run this pick and roll with these two hall of famers you're GonNa win a bunch of games but when I look at Utah in the series there's like three or four guys who Utah they wouldn't even play in today's NBA. They're playing minutes in the NBA finals. So you have the two thousand seventeen finals. Golden State averages one twenty one point six a game ninety one shots a game in the finals games. The cavs were one fourteen point. Eight nine point two goes again this ninety seven finals and it gets worse. The next year the Bulls for the series eighty seven. Point eight points. Jazz were eighty seven. Point two seventy four point eight field goals for the bowl. Seventy one point two for the jess say that the differences. What how many shots? The difference is basically thirty five shots again towed out a lot of that too. You could talk about. It's not even defense. It's not in both teams. Were slow paced teams. Chicago'S SLOW PACED team. Because they're running their stuff but when you're running these side pick and rolls or malone a pin down where somebody comes up only to try to get it back to him in the post that takes time and that's what they did
Wayfair shares rocket higher as coronavirus-related store closures shift more demand its way
"Let's kick things off with wayfair the home furniture and home decor ecommerce retailer. Sheriff of wayfair twenty percent on better-than-expected revenues. Now Jason They are doing a big business in office furniture perhaps not surprisingly and cookware. Now they reported twenty one point one million active customers. That's up twenty nine percent from a year ago so that all sounds good and so. It's a bit surprising Jason for I think a lot of people when they discover that wayfair is actually losing money. So unpack all of that for us. Yeah I mean well this wayfair. Losing money is not really anything new. That's what they've been doing pretty much ever since they've been in existence but it's all for a longer term goal. I think certainly we're seeing a time like this is shining light on the advantages of the market of waivers pursuing. They aren't close for business. A lot of their competitors are in and they will be for awhile and when they reopened their competitor is going to be very limited to the traffic they can take in and they're going to be limited by the willingness of consumers to constantly go out in shop for furniture in the house and credit spaces. So you know. We're we're definitely seeing a lot of a lot of the tailwinds that are coming into play for like wayfair but to go to those numbers that you were talking about at the beginning there. I mean across the board again. The metrics that matter continued all head in the right direction so total revenue of two point. Three billion dollars up nineteen point eight percent from a year ago gross margin actually ticked up seventy basis points from a year ago. And that's important. Because the shipping and fulfillment costs are included there in that gross margin and. That's one of the bigger challenges for business like this active customers. Twenty one point one million versus sixteen point four million a year ago. Orders delivered nine point nine million up twenty one percent from year ago but the key metric here and the one we talk about every time we talk about wafers earnings repeat customers play sixty nine point eight percent of total orders in the first quarter and that compares to sixty six percent from the first quarter of two thousand and nineteen that the reason why that matters costs a lot of money to acquire those customers. Okay once they get those customers in they want to keep selling those customers more stuff and so the more they can get those repeat customers. The less they have to pay for those acquisition costs in down the road that ultimately results profitability for the business. There there yet but they're certainly getting closer. Okay I wanNA talk about another metric and that is the stock. The stock chart for Wayfair is just amazing. I would encourage. Everyone and I don't think I've ever done this on the show but I would encourage everyone to look at the year to date wayfair stock charts so at the beginning of the year in January Jason shares around ninety three dollars by mid-march Sheriff down to twenty three dollars which was around a five year. Low K ninety three to twenty three now seven weeks later shares or at one hundred and sixty box. How is that happening? What is going on with the stock that goes from twenty three to one sixty and around seven weeks? I mean you're exactly right. I mean it's been a phenomenal ride in a very short period of time. I think there are a lot of factors at play here primarily so I think when you looked wayfair we think about before. Even the corona virus concerns. Okay if we go back. Even pre cove in nineteen wayfair along with a lot of other companies they were dealing with. You may remember those China trade issues that we were batting around the headlines Seemingly every day and that was something for seemingly I think around eighteen months or something so they were dealing with that China trade problems and that matters because a lot of wayfair supply chain really does come out of China so that was a headwind then the beginning of the year. Obviously the corona virus concerns developed in. We entered this bear market in that. Killed Everything wayfair notwithstanding. I was really where you so wayfair. Just get shellacked now. We're seeing not only with the results of the companies turning in but the general markets turn. It's clear that actually wafers market opportunities. It's accelerating and that kind of goes back to what I was talking about before with all of their competition. A lot of their competition is there are closed for business right and even furthermore when they reopened they're going to face myriad challenge just to get business back to the way it was in so I think along the way here wayfair decision pretty good things I mean they. They raise some capital. They were able to pull on some money from some investors to strengthen up their balance sheet through a private placement. They did have to let go of some employees. I think somewhere in the neighborhood of six hundred people or so now. That's obviously not good for people losing their jobs but ultimately for for a business that was arguably bloated it rights is the business of the business and then I think finally going to the results. Today there were some key points that management may may call that. I think really leading to some of the enthusiasm. The one thing that stood out to me. They said I'll read this quote to you. They said I quote. Starting IN MID-MARCH. We saw pickup in both traffic and conversion with increasingly strong repeat behavior coupled with acceleration in new customer orders in. So that's like the opposite of everything women hearing to this point. We're hearing about how businesses were doing fine in January and February and then march business fell a cliff way fares basically witness witnessing the opposite
'You're not supposed to keep that payment': Mnuchin wants stimulus money given to dead taxpayers returned
"If you're one of the many people who received a stimulus payment for someone who is dead looks like the government wants its money back Coble's Connie Thompson explained says recently the Wall Street journal is now quoting the treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin as saying errors who received these checks must return the money the government is not saying how many dead people at St similis chats too but we've been getting reports as others have across the country from people across the country Debbie Carter of Olympia just received a twelve hundred dollar check written to her mother who died nearly a year ago the check even has the letters D. E. C. D. for deceased right after her mom's name we're not the only people from what I've I've seen on the internet that have received these checks and for the treasury department to have to go back through and find out who they sent these checks out to you and to try and get them back I can't even believe what kind of a mess that's going to be dead so she really understands that the government's goal was to just get money out to people who needed it as quickly as possible but she and others are very frustrated that they're not getting any direction and all of that about exactly what to do in fact I'm one of many journalists who for the last two weeks has been contacting the treasury department and the IRS to find out what's going on with all the dead shacks and have had no response until that one report from the Wall Street journal that Steve Mnuchin is saying they want the money back as I told you in my last report about this when the government makes a mistake they generally tend to want the money back so if you've got one of those checks are you have a deposit hang on to the cash you can find more of Connie stories on our website companies dot com check the consumer
"shack" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Recording an interview here on a new Clean fee dot net application than I downloaded or I've installed on a computer to do some remote interviews And we're going to do our first remote interview using this new technology and in here I am sitting in the Scuba Shack Radio Studios I E my basement and I'm going to interview Donna Donna. Who's in our temporary home of Scuba Shack? Which is in our dining room so welcome Donna to Scuba Shack radio. Thanks Jeff sitting about ten feet above your head. Yeah we're getting a little bit of feedback on there but we'll see how that goes so It's been over two weeks now since we closed the shop up and So what's a what's it been like being here at home and not having to go to shop every day? Well for starters I get to sleep a little later which is nice because you don't wake me up when you're going to the gym. There's no Jimmy her so I get a chance to Eat a more leisurely breakfast I I not spending time driving to the shop so I don't have to leave the houses early so I can show up to work a few minutes late because nobody's really watching waiting for the shop dope and nobody standing itself has been very quiet. There's been very little in the way of email or phone calls but there's been a few yeah so We're in the midst of this. It's going to be a little bit of a little bit of a while but but So what he'd been working on up there. I've been taking a lot of the items that we've had to put on Ebay for some of them have been in the shop for quite some time and trying to get caught up on that so there's been a lot of items to put up there. It's not quite as quick because it sounds like it might be so it has taken a while to do all of the. It's pretty neat stopped. We went through last week trying to get it up there on Ebay so the posted a bunch of new stuff last Friday And we sold an item on Saturday so I went over to the SOP and got that ready to ship and drove over to the bank and was going to ask the question of them and while I was at the bank I saw the second Item sold on Ebay. So I went back to the shop and pack that one I know where this is gone. And then I took that over to the post office and those dropped off and then while I was in the parking lot at the post office a third item salt so back to the shop again that one up and went and smelled the third Sitting here watching those Ebay things come in and realize what was going on over there so interesting stuff but besides e Bay I know there's a couple of things going on patties running some webinars. I think you sat in on one yesterday. Was it how that goes so I did sit in on the Patty Webinar. And they've had a couple of questions that they sent out to all the listeners to are you using any online classes And it was about fifty fifty some are implementing some of the online stuff and many are not And they had a question about whether or not you intend to do. Any of those types of classes as well coming up in just a few Of The classes that are that don't require dives are good classes to do virtually or online. We have the The equipment specialists class were doing virtually Montes got the classroom wall. Set up for that and then In addition to Patty I know you. You had a chance to talk with divers alert network this week. Wh WHAT ARE THEY DOING. They have opened up a lot of their Talks that they have that are normally for members only They've opened up their website to anybody. Who would like to go in and listen to them? They all run. You know about fifteen minutes so it's not a lot of time But you can go in and pick the topics that you're interested in Manage no charge for that right now. They've opened it up to everybody. So you can go to Dan divers alert network and go to I believe it's there well. I can't remember if it's how they what they call it but they're you know they're talking about this stuff. They've got a lot of stuff out there if you take the time to poke around on the Dan Website so So things are are are still going. We've got scooby shock On hiatus a little bit Kinda shifted over here to the House. I know you're monitoring email and checking voice mail now a lot of traffic as you said but we're hoping that we get through this year presume but one last question before we wrap up What's for dinner tonight? You know I don't I don't until about five minutes before kick it out. We'll have to go in more than one chocolate chip cookies today while you've been awfully nice to meet during the envy so yeah you can have. Okay okay well. That's our first episode here with this new clean feed. Let's see out goes and we might get it on a future episode of Scooby Shack Radio Bikes. Jeff.
"shack" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Did you have have heroes when you were younger. Real Heroes Real people. I'm of a certain age. Were my heroes. Were seven American pilots. Who became the mercury seven astronaut? Not these seven men Alan Shepard Gus Grissom John. Glenn Wally Chirac Gordon. Cooper deeks Layton and Scott Carpenter or who many young boys stories like me want it to be like a couple of these guys. I followed them to the Naval Academy. But I didn't pursue being pilot. That's another story but like like one of them. Scott Carpenter. I followed him to the ocean. Scott Carpenter was born in May of nineteen twenty five and he died in October. Two thousand thousand thirteen at the age of eighty eight his path to becoming a mercury astronaut is fascinating and you can read all about that and his book that he co authored with his daughter titled for Spacious Skies Guys. It's a great read but Scott was more than an astronaut. He was also a knock. Were not his only spaceflight was in May of nineteen sixty two. You and that was three months after John Glenn's orbital flight and you can hear Scott on John Glenn's flight with the uttering the phrase Godspeed John Glenn now that was his only flight that he ever took in space and there was a lot of controversy about it related to how he piloted the capsule and landing so with Scott not being able to fly again or not having a flight he decided to pursue another path in the book that he co authored with his daughter they discuss. How Scott was not scheduled to make another flight with NASA so he decided to pursue something different and he wanted to go to a lecture at Mit to hear Jacques Cousteau speak and then he approached him with a proposal that he wanted to join jock? Cousteau's rose divers. They had some dialogue and and jot determined that it might be a good idea of Scott work with the US Navy. Now Scot wasn't even a diver from the account in his book. He was exposed to the ocean when he was stationed in Hawaii and they talk about him snorkeling with his family family often ever beach. Remember being outed of a beach for some softball games when I was stationed out there in the Navy I guess being a national channel Hero has some advantage so he was able to connect with George Bond. Who is heading up to navy saturation diving program at the time and planning C.? Lab One Scott joined the program I he needed to learn how to dive. Obviously not that great of a challenge for someone who ventured into space he was was supposed to be part of the crew on C. Lab one but right before the mission he crashed his motor. Scooter in Bermuda the site of C.. Lab One and was a pretty bad accident and he was had had to be evacuated. Now they didn't know Scott was ever going to be able to die again but he was cleared an actually he was named. CEO of the C.. Lab To mission which was going to be off California in two hundred feet of water and it was actually a nice tat where ten men would live for fifteen days. Each Scott stayed for thirty while on that mission He got stung by a Scorpion working fish and was in pretty bad and painful State but there was caused concern but He stated out for thirty days now while Scott was on there. There's there's a film that the Navy had produced it's vintage archives. It's about thirty minutes long and you can look at it. That goes into all of the C- lab too and it shows Scott playing playing the Ukulele while he's down in NC lab to And then there's also a scene where he's talking to Gordon Cooper one of his mercury seven buddies who was on a Gemini flight at the time so he was talking from the ocean floor to the Gemini Capsule that was In orbit and Scott was going to be part of C. Lab three but He was no longer able to dive. I've so he wasn't cleared for saturation diving. So then therefore he went back to NASA where he was working with the astronauts and one of the things it was interesting is he was instrumental in introducing the pool training as a simulator for weightlessness in space first. They were very skeptical about doing it. But it proved who've to be Quite innovative so Scott Carpenter was not only an astronaut. WHO's also an awkward not He's one of my heroes growing up in a great American hero and another link in our diving history.
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"Do you have a four ocean bracelet. I got one. I got the jellyfish bracelet a team of this this year and I got that by signing the four ocean. Pledge Book there to do one thing to protect the ocean environment but just what is for Ocean to unique organization and they have a simple purpose and that is in the ocean plastic crisis. And how did they want to do this. I just cleaning the ocean and the coastline and second stopping the inflow of plastic based on changing consumer habits. It's an organization nation founded on optimism. The founders are a couple of guys Andrew Cooper and Alex Schultz and they started for ocean in January of two thousand seventeen. It's a global organization that is trying to attack the plastic crisis from all angles. There's a couple apple youtube videos out there by the founders Andrew and Alex and I'll post those on the Scuba Shack Radio facebook page later so you'll have an opportunity to take a look at them Andrew and Alex our college friends and surfers when they were on a surf trip of a lifetime to Bali and got there and they were disappointed with all the plastic that was on the beach so they asked the locals about why didn't clean the beach. The response it was they had they'd cleaned beach but so much came right back in. Its place so they wanted to do something about it. They created the business model where they would sell bracelets and for each bracelet that they sold. They would pledge to remove one pound of trash from the ocean or coastline navy do this by paying workers to fund cleanups and then they could also make donations to other organizations stations that needed scale in their cleanup efforts. Now it is not a non nonprofit organization organization and it does not accept donation it is funded exclusively by the four ocean products. That they sell right now. There are over twenty different bracelets that you can get is that each bracelet has a different colored lanyard that represents something in the marine world for example. There's a bracelet for the Manta Ray Bracelet for the sharks for the everglades for the dolphins jellyfish. One I just mentioned the seahorse you can see them all when their website. I think I'm trying to decide. What is the next bracelet that I wanNA get approximately sharks? Maybe that's the one that I'll go for. They also sell products hats and t shirts and they're all cotton ought not so there's no synthetic or micro fibers to pollute the ocean. If you look out there they also sell drink wear reusable the Yeti tumblers ambler bottles. I guess the good news is those are sold out so It's making a difference. There's also single use alternatives. There are a reusable Chico bag that you can get from four ocean as well one of the other things. It's pretty interesting is you can can go and look at their tracker and they show the amount of trash that they have removed from the ocean since two thousand seventeen they. They removed seven point four million pounds of trash from the ocean coastline. You can also look at what's been done weekly now. They operate out of the US. In Florida Haiti and Indonesia also was really cool was when we were down. Dima Patti hit teamed up with four ocean so patty for Ocean project aware all working together to help sustain the oceans. So I encourage you to go take a look at the four ocean. Website support them. They're a not a nonprofit profit they don't accept donations and they really are making a difference looking forward to my next bracelet.
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"When I was planning to show I wanted to do an update on the recent causing l.. I reported earlier this year in my blog that the race in causing all were closing in October because of stony coral tissue lost disease and they expected those reefs to be opening up again in December. But I wasn't able to find anything specific about the reefs opening back up again. Also a lot of our divers like to dive in the Florida keys. Not as also being impacted by the stony coral oral tissue lost disease. So I thought I'd do a little bit of an update there on that particular item quick recap stony coral tissue loss disease. Zeze is a lethal disease. That was first reported in two thousand fourteen in Florida now while its causes are unknown own. They suspect that it's bacterium. That's causing the disease. Since it was first reported in Florida back in two thousand and fourteen it spread read to Jamaica. The Mexican Caribbean Saint. Martin Saint Thomas and Dominican Republic. Now there are some highly susceptible type of coral to the disease and they are particularly brain coral pillar coral elliptical star coral smooth. smooths floral maze. Choral those are the ones that are highly successful now in doing some research. I came across this great website right. It's called A. G. R. A. Or the Atlantic Golf Rapid Reef Assessment Program. And and it's a program that Champions Coral Reef Conservation an empowers those who protect these diverse ecosystems and it was first started in Nineteen Nineteen ninety-seven by Dr Robert N Ginsburg now. The goals of age E. R. R. A. R. doc scientifically typically sound comparable regional surveys of the health of coral reefs promoter collaborative learning platform training exchange and open access Advance our scientific understanding of coral reefs analyzed data results and provide easy access to data and serve as a catalyst list to conserve impacts partnerships create effective communications to a wider audience. Now if you go to the A. G. You are a website that's h. e. r. Dot Org and you click on the coral disease outbreak. You get a lot of Information related related to the stony coral tissue loss disease. It provides the description characteristics latest news tracking tracking the disease and provides several videos that you can actually look on the website now. What's so different about? Stony coral tissue loss US disease well first of all there are many coral species that are impacted by this particular Malady it's got a high prevalence. There's a rapid mortality rate in the coral. They're high rate of transmission and it goes over a large geographic area and it is taking a long duration so it's very different than things they found in the past now some good news Florida has introduced some interventions and they seem to be helping out and they're using topical applications of either chlorine or Amoxicillin they're also using some poxy to help save the corals what they're also doing some so nappy tation where they cut off the disease part and allow the rest of the according to to grow and then there's also some relocation they actually move the coral from one area to another that's not impacted by disease now. Amoxicillin seems to any more effective than the chlorinated treatments that they've been using So there's a lot going on here with stony coral tissue loss disease. I would encourage you take a look at this Go out to the age E. R. R. A. Website And you'll get a lot of great information on this and see just what's happening. We're hoping that the reef soap and soon in Causa Mel and let's also hope that we get this disease under control in back in two thousand eighteen. We had a booth at the Hebron Harvest Fair here in Connecticut and women came up to to me at the booth and said that her father in law introduced scuba diving to the United States and his name. Was Jim Kale. That's interesting so I figured I'd do a little bit more research on. That took me a little bit of time but I finally got around to it first off. Jim was a navy defraud. Men were formerly known as the UT in he was actually when one of the first classes of the ut called the Amphibian Rogers Rogers after you get out of the navy. He wanted to continue diving so he started a salvage business and not alternately turned into into a company called New England dive in that went pretty much countrywide. They were doing a lot of work around the country. Jim was born in one thousand nine hundred ninety six and he passed away in two thousand eight and you can read a lot about him on his wikipedia page now. According to wikipedia Jim was a now. He Co founder. In if you go out to the Boston Sea Rovers page. He was also an original member of the Boston. Ymca Sea Rovers now. There's a quote on the wikipedia page says cousteau invented scuba diving Piquet Hill introduced to the United States. A couple of other interesting things You know he started the WHO. We caught by scuba training camp camp which was on children's island in Salem Massachusetts and apparently he started that with buster crabb. Who's the actor who played Tarzan? Also it says that he consulted to Lloyd bridges on Seahawk. Haven't been able to verify that in any of my research with C. on but that's an interesting tidbit now. One of the things that I came across on the Wikipedia page was a reference and it was to a book written by. Jim's brother. Bob Okay and that book is called diary of the depths and it was published in nineteen seventy two by Robert Ellis Kahlil. Now it's really interesting. Read I found. I was able to get a copy from Abe books and It's a really quick. Read and it recounts stories by Jim Along with several of other stories of Robert himself and then there's a couple of other divers that talk about Some of their adventures in diary of the depths. One of the interesting ones Is a couple of chapters by a fellow named Frank Sanger S. A. N. G. E. R.. And Frank was a double amputee. Who Lost an arm and a leg when he was two years old and a trolley act in peabody Massachusetts but frank became a very accomplished diver and worked a lot with Jim couple of stories? Jim Recounts his training as the U. D. T. Frogman in. He talks also about his time in Greenland where they were sent to blow up icebergs and also also some of the work that he had to do under the ice in recovering. Soldiers lost in a truck accident there. Also a couple of chapters in there. Were Jim Bob. Talk about. The workday did in underwater evidence recovery in a very publicized murder case in Massachusetts couple of chapters that are stories by Frank. Sanger recount the work that he did recovering bodies on a lear. Jet That went down on in Boston harbor and also worked at. They did on trying to recovery bodies from something called the Texas Tower which was the tower built way out in the Atlantic about sixty miles out as a radar intercept during the cold. War in Texas Tower went down in a storm and they were sent out to try and and save a anybody that might have been in the Texas Tower. Unfortunately no one was saved but Frank recounts some of the interesting and hazards of that dive so it took me a little bit different direction. Action trying to research Jim K.. Hill to diarrhea the depths in some of the history of New England diving. But I thought I'd pass along very interesting interesting stuff in the history diving. 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"Resorts both Puerto Galera and Dumaguete in the Philippines. It was outstanding. We made it out in New York just ahead of the snowstorm on December. I got to Manila on the evening of December. Second just ahead of the typhoon. Typhoon caused a suspended an extra day in Manila as the storm passed before we had a down to Puerto Galera but the typhoon didn't do a lot of damage so we were able to get in our dives down in Puerto Galera. I'll be talking more about the Atlantis dive resorts in the next episode Scuba Shack Radio when I featured in your next dive. Also I WANNA say There was a big win yesterday for the Navy football team as they snapped a three-game every game losing streak to army. So congratulations to the midshipmen. Were all pretty happy here in the household here about the navy win so now let's get on with the show it from the beginning of my diving career. I've always carried a camera. Underwater water zoom matter of fact on my first diving key largo. I had a disposable film camera. You just shot at what you wanted to take a picture of named and send out your film to be developed in hope that you got something good. The pictures were very blue and very grainy so from there I it went on to a digital sealife camera with a strobe. It took some great underwater shots not satisfied with stills. I switched switched over to a video camera and I went with a Sony HD video camera that shot tape because back then the Kodak's for HD video radio weren't well established and I bought a gates housing for it. Then I went back to stills and got a Canon G. Twelve took awesome great shots still wanted to go to video so I went to a Gopro. Now is really a pretty cool camera and we still have that and shoot video with the GOPRO. Oh still photography a little bit better and I went with the Nikon w three hundred without a housing and took that underwater into water very lightweight and compact. But I didn't really like the way. The underwater shots came out so while Dima I had a chance to talk to a number of vendors urge and decided to go with a package and the package on went with his from eight light. And it's the Olympus t g six with the light housing now. That package comes pretty pretty good package. It comes with the camera it comes with the accolade housing the action trae to with the left handle hello. DRC ONE TTL receiver for those of you. That don't know T. L. stands for through the Lens and that means that it's a receiver that adjusts the flash power our to properly exposed to subject and also comes with a fiber optic core the DS fifty one strobe and a compact ball arm for quick quick release after talking to Jean Ride. Berg there who runs Ike Light. We also opened up as part of their dive store. Twenty twenty program where We will be able to pass on some great savings to our customers gene suggestion. I also got the wide angle three three inch dome port for it and that was for doing work in the Philippines now when you use the td six that has Several underwater modes olds. There's a normal mode a wide mode a macro and a microscope mode for shooting under water near our three filter settings that you can say shallow shallow nude in deep now. I didn't have a lot of time to really Learn how to use the camera before we left. I only got it like a couple of days before we. We actually left for the Philippines so it can be a little intimidating. I burn still learning how to use it. What I did find? I found it Quite challenging to do some of the macro or microscopic work underwater. My eyes are a little bit of a challenge. I think I need a new prescription on my mask. So we'll be working in on that as well also. I need to take some time to learn more about the strobe at settings when you use them and how to position it overall this is a very very powerful setup and can be expanded when we were in Portugal Awry. We did a trip over to verity island which it's just an amazing Underwater adventure and I used a three inch wide angle in a wide mood underwater and got some really nice shots of of the expansive. The Pinnacle Now I also was shooting In both Jay Peg Ross. So you get to two images ages when you shoot. You GotTa J. Peg in a raw image now. I do some pretty basic photo. Editing and I primarily Murli use iphoto for some cropping and adjustments in white balance and things like that not very powerful. But one thing. I- photo you cannot do. Is Edit the raw photos but what you can do. Is You can download a program from Olympus it's called Olympus Works base and you can then edit the raw images in in that I played around with it a bit but haven't really had had enough time to to work with it now. Also you can get an additional Dome Port Sixteen Stone Report for that or that light housing for the Olympus t g six if you really Wanna get even wider angles so now. I'm hoping that that this is the camera that I'm going to use and really learn how to get the most out of. I've got a lot of work to do to to get get up to speed with it. But if you're looking for a reasonably affordable alf outfit for underwater photography take a look at the. You're quite package for the Olympus t g six.
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"Are Open water class. We're introduced to basic underwater navigation on those last two dives. We were required to use a compass both on the surface and underwater. Pretty simple navigation just an out and back reciprocal bearing now using a compass. Underwater and being able to navigate effectively is important skill and you can mash straight over time. I know it took me a little bit of time to trust the compass and and to keep things simple most people are probably familiar with classic analog compass they know that the needle always points to to the north and they understand the components like the rotating Basil And the Lubber line while not going to try to teach underwater underwater navigation in this podcast or how to use a compass. But rather I wanted to talk a little bit about my Go-to Compass and why my my compass of choice is the Sinto S. K.. Eight in the Susanto S. K.. Eight is a liquid filled compass and it's billed as the world's most popular dive dive compass. Now they claim that both the northern and southern hemisphere models can be used over a wider area of the globe and that's primarily because of the upgraded magnets in the compass now from a measurement standpoint if you think about The compass the euro as its round. But if you look at it in a square pattern it's probably two and a half inches by two and a half inches on square square in about one point seven two inches high. So it's pretty low profile. It's not very big You can get it in a wrist. I strap version or a bungee mount and some people do put them in their consoles. Now I prefer the Bungee Mount now. I know that some of our divers like strap they just feel. It's a little more secure and it goes on a little bit easier than the Bungee gene now. One of the biggest benefits of this compass is its ability to function with a high degree of till now you can tilt this compass compass plus or minus thirty degrees and that they claimed that that's about two to three times larger till than most compasses. This is out there now. The Basil Ratchets every fifth degree. So what that means is it's very smooth turning on the Basil and also so it it doesn't it's not susceptible to dirt debris really clogging it up so it smooth turning in in all conditions. Now there are also digital. Compasses and I've had a number of them. But I've never really taken the time to practice navigating and had a digital compass on a soon to- d-6 computer my Souto Viper and also on my perfect say I in one of the reasons I never really took. The time was because I found that they they were very sensitive to movement so I started focusing in on the computer and trying to stabilize the compass to the point where it was very distracting. And I wasn't really paying attention to what was going on around me so I decided to use my computer for dive related Information Asian and use my analog compass for navigating now that doesn't mean that that's the only way to do it. Some people are very good with the digital compasses and use them quite. Yeah well I just haven't taken the time to practice but my go-to compass and if you're looking for a really reliable a highly effective analog all compass. You can't go wrong with the Sutanto S. K.. Eight.
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"Originally. I wanted to do a segment on recycled plastic clothing. How great ideas that we take plastic waste out of our oceans and the landfills and we turned it into the fabric brick? That produced clothing. Sounds like a no brainer in sustainability. Well researchers have found that well intentions may be doing more harm than good in the plastic recycled clothing arena why because these synthetic fibres release micro fibers when they're washed and they're tiny synthetic threads that are less than one millimeter in size in they may be the biggest source of plastic that are being dumped in the ocean according to Dr Mark Brown who is an ecologist and post post doctoral fellow at the national center of ecological analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara California the spin in rinse cycle of of a washing machine sheds a large number of plastic fibres an east fibers can't be filtered for example he estimates that one synthetic synthetic garment can produce one thousand nine hundred Micra fibers per wash with fleeces being the worst so billions of people washing billions of garments billions of times a year. You do the math. Plus there's another aspect of these little micro synthetic fibres they absorb toxins so the synthetic fibres with the toxins will work our work their way up the food chain now. Five gyor's the organization organization that worked on the microbial leads in cosmetics and Other abrasives are now turning their attention to micra fibers. So we'll we'll see if there's GonNa be some solutions for this in the future. Dr Brown has had a hard time getting the textile companies to listen. He's got a project called benign by design Did talk a little bit with autumn. Bloom down the stream to see About her her rash guards that she had out there and we had a very interesting talk about the fabrics that are used in it now. She uses epinal Equiano which is E. ACO NY l.. Essentially that's really recycled nylon. And it's using nylon that's been discarded and repurpose purpose. So it's a it's a really a closed loop system so if you have a chance to research do that pretty interesting. There's also a fabric called reprieve and that's made exclusively out of recycled plastic bottles. So what can we do about these micro fibers. Being released. A A couple of things one of them is you can hand wash certain things in that will cut down on. The number of micro fibers released the other aspect that you can and do. There's something called guppy friend their bags that you can put in the washing machine you can put your garments in those washing In the washing machine and captures the micro fibers and then there's something also called core of. CRA balls there. They go in the wash. You just put them in the washing asking machine and they apparently attract The the microphone. Finally there is something you can do on your washing machine itself. And it's called Lint v Dash to our. It's actually a filter that you can bolt on to the discharge of your washing machine which will capture sure alive. The microphone so again originally started out plastic recycled plastic clothing. Great idea but there's always a different aspects aspects that we have to consider and You know there are solutions out there so just be mindful of them and really look for those products. That may have canola in them because that seems to be a really cool way of recycling nylon and fishing nets.
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"There was an article in the latest alert diver magazine from divers alert network that talked about diving in green protected areas well I thought I dive a little bit deeper into just what a marine protected area is so as always do a little research going out and found that there's a lot of great information out there on the National Oceanographic in administrate an atmospheric administration webs site under Marine Protected Areas DOT N-O-A-A DOT GOV in it was tracing it back as to how just marine protected areas came to be being in a pointed me in the direction of an executive order by the president of the United States and it was an executive order one three one in five eight that was signed by President Bill Clinton in May of two thousand and the purpose of the executive order her was to help protect significant natural and cultural resources within the marine environment for the benefit of present in future generations by strengthening and expanding the national system of marine protected areas so back in two thousand President Clinton in was looking to expand marine protected areas as a result of that we can now say that there are twelve hundred under it marine protected areas in the United States and they encompass three point two million square kilometers of space that represents twenty six percent of all the US waters out there and twenty three percent prohibited commercial fishing and to put it in perspective the marine protected areas cover about one point four times the amount of the land space of the United States but the definition of a marine protected area is any area of the marine environment that has been reserved by federal all state territorial tribal or local laws or regulations to provide lasting protection for part or all the natural and cultural resources there in now it didn't all start in two thousand it actually traces back to the early nineteen seventies and way back then there was a law passed called the National Marine Sanctuary Act and that was signed in one thousand nine hundred seventy two and it had been amended and reauthorized several times now why did they pass this law back in nineteen Seventy two well as early as one thousand nine hundred sixty eight there were eleven bills introduced into Congress because of various things we're going on particularly there was concern about the dumping of nerve gas and oil waste off the coast of Florida and then all the law passed the law has been amended several times nineteen eighty eighty four eighty eight ninety to ninety six and again the last time time was in two thousand in it actually authorized funding at the time through two thousand and five and it went from thirty two million in funding up to forty million in two thousand and five if you read that law a little bit it talks about the it the marine protected areas fall under the secretary of Commerce there are procedures written in there for how they get designated the prohibited activities that should or could not occur in a sanctuary the enforcement aspects of it for example a criminal offenses six months in jail plus a fine or if you're a weapon used or bodily injury ten years and then civil elise can be up to one hundred thousand dollars per day there's researching education associated with it and then things around destroyed Auctioning loss of the environment while I was a little curious about where the money comes from for marine protected areas marine sanctuaries and I guess it's under the Noah budget so I looked into the Noah budget for both two thousand nineteen thousand in twenty the good news for two thousand and nineteen was even though the current administration tried to cut back the Noah budget significantly it was fun the to almost its full requirements but that's not the the end of the news The two thousand and twenty budget calls for some significant cuts in the Noah budget specifically in the areas of ocean and coastal management services and climate research so hopefully those funding will be restored so we can continue on the great work on the marine protected areas in the great work that no is doing I did notice in the The brochure for the Dima Conference or Dima show that there will be a a presentation called diving in to your ocean parks in lending your voice and it's going to be by John Armor director of Noah's Ocean in National Marine Sanctuary so I'm hoping that I'll be the gets the funding necessary.
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"If you've listened to this podcast or you have been able to read my weekly blog at scuba shack website you'll know that I'm a firm believer in climate change real and climate change is really impacting one of our tenants of our mission which is to advocate for ocean health and sustainability How much evidence do we need Recently on September twenty fifth two thousand in nineteen the intergovernmental panel on climate change and I typed accepted the summary for policymakers titled the Ocean and Kreis fear in a changing climate was accepted during the first session of the IPC which was held in the Principality of Monaco. Now there were fifty plus drafting offers authors of this summary For policymakers along with fifteen contributing authors and these were scientists and folks from all around on the world you can download the whole report on the IPC website and it's about a thou- well over a thousand pages when you see every getting in there on all the evidence that that supporting their their summary Now what is the crisis fear the crisis fear is defined components of the Earth System at and below the land and ocean surfaces that are frozen including snow cover glaciers ice sheets ice shelves icebergs sea ice late Geiss river ice permafrost and seasonally frozen ground now when you look at it the ocean comprises seventy one percent of the earth's surface while the cry of fear is about ten percent of the breath so eighty-one percent is being affected by climate change dramatically now the report also has defined their confidence levels from very low to very high in their findings and then also their likelihood of that things will happen as they describe I bh now the report on the summary For policymakers is broken down into three sections upfront which are the observed changes in impacts projected changes in risks and implementation of responses to the ocean cries fear what I thought so they're absorbed physical changes a one St over the last decades global warming has led to widespread shrinkage of the cries fear with masks loss of ice sheets and glaciers very high confidence reduction in snow cover high confidence and Arctic Sea ice extent and thickness the high confidence and increased permafrost temperature very high confidence that's finding a one eight two it is virtually the global oceans have warmed unabated since nineteen seventy and has taken up more than ninety percent of the excess heat in the climate system high confidence since nineteen ninety three the rate of ocean warming has more than doubled likely marine heatwaves are very likely doubled in frequency since one thousand nine hundred eighty two and are increasing in entity very high confidence by absorbing more co two the ocean has undergone increase surface acidification virtually certain a loss of oxygen in has occurred from the surface to one thousand meters medium confidence that's just the flavor of a couple of the observed changes in impacts you can read more about them on the report and it's the findings talk about global mean sea level rise the impacts on species in these areas the impacts to people.
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"Welcome to Scuba Shack Radio Episode Fifteen recorded Sunday September twenty second two thousand in nineteen Scuba Shack radio is a biweekly podcast in support of our mission to empower individuals with knowledge ability experienced to venture underwater in pursuit shoot their aspirations and advocate for ocean health and sustainability Hi Everyone and thanks for listening to Scuba Shack Radio. I'm your host was Jephson's European. All today is the last day of summer. Two Thousand Nineteen and boys have been a really busy time for us and he didn't get any ls busy this week. We had emergency first response class this week. Oh we're doing a rescue class this weekend. There's an open water class also going on this weekend. Yesterday we did nighthawks class and earlier this week. MONTY and I were up at the Boston Sea Rovers meeting for the month of September getting ready for the clinic in March twenty twenty so stolen going on up here will be diving next weekend up at Jamestown Rhode Island to finish up some certifications and then it's off to the to the Caribbean and Dima and maybe out to the Philippines as well.
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"Think one thing we can all agree on. Is that every day we get one day older older in as we get older. I guess two questions become. Is it still safe to dive as we age in. Just what is that safe aged to dive in. What age should you stop diving. What's a hard question to <hes> to actually answer. There is a chapter after the complete diver the book by dr alex brill ski the chapter is titled as young as you feel diving in the effects of aging kind of find it funny that the chapter comes right after the chapter that's titled <hes> the next generation of what you need to know about your your kids in diving so <hes> dr brodsky talks a little bit about <hes> <hes> aging the fact that we talk about chronological age age versus physiological age in areas of difference <hes>. There's a lot of information that he puts in into this chapter. <hes> it's jam-packed packed talks about what's happening at the cellular level as we age how fitness effects are performance <hes> the difference difference how diseases might impact us in injuries. I think the big one that's out there is the idea around heart disease in the fact that ten percent of dive <unk> fatalities are <hes> are attributed to to heart disease now <hes> the the the chapter references a study that was conducted by by the duke university medical center and was published in the journal of applied. I physiology in february of two thousand and three that <hes> i i looked at that article up in their journal. Archives is in the article is actually titled effects of age and exercise on physiological dead space during simulated it dives at two point eight atmospheres absolute so essentially what they did is they took people into the hyperbaric chamber and simulated related dives up to sixty feet and they had a control group of younger divers and an older divers and what they found is that the the the c o two of that was built up was not any significantly different <hes> in the younger divers versus versus the older divers so aged in seem to have <hes> an impact there then there's also talks about our older divers riders more suspect to <hes> DCSS in thought behind that are that <hes> older divers produce more <hes> <hes> bubbles <hes> that can conform in in your tissue <hes> that will actually impact your <hes> <hes> your susceptibility to getting DC s and it really turns out to be <hes> just the age as we age. Our bodies have gone through a locked scar tissue. There's injuries and it takes a long time for an older body to <hes> to recover based on the the cell production coaching and things like that so it really interesting <hes> chapter in dr brodsky's book on aging in and how it affects diving then there was also an article in the one of the alert diver magazines from the summer of two thousand eighteen last year called hog scuba diving in life expectancy and he talked a little bit about well does scuba diving help you extend your life and it was kind of interesting little discussion there that that <hes> <hes> peter buzzer caught had with a couple of different <hes>. PHD's he's on on the effects of diving and how it impacts us <hes> as we grow older in reference to an idea around having two identical twins ends may be having one diver in one not be a diver and see what the effects are as they aged and hypothetical but they thought <hes> wow that that would be interesting to see if <hes> if diving actually makes us live longer. Let's hope so keep diving.
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"Get the schedule adjusted for the rest of the year when and i looked at the calendar it turns out that we have a lot going on <hes> coming here in the next few weeks in september <hes> an end with our little came in trip in october demon in november and in the philippines in december. I wanted to get on a schedule so i could get to you every <hes> couple of weeks so a little bit earlier this time i also wanted to just <hes> take a moment to reflect back on the events of the past week very somber bring news with with the <hes> dive boat accident out in california terrible tragedy and our hearts go out to <hes> to the whole died community out there especially to the families families who lost loved ones also <hes> the devastating effects of the hurricane doreen down in the bahamas <hes> quite a a scene of utter disaster down there <hes>. It's going to take a really long time for that. Police to recover based on what i saw this morning on the news so again our thoughts let's go out to the bahamas and we're hoping for a speedy recovery as as can happen down there so a lot of somber news in dive community unity <hes> in in in the world <hes> this week when we first i started to learn to scuba dive we learned all about the equipment that we use to go diving with an important piece of equipment that we have is our scuba cylinder and and we're taught about the different types of scuba cylinders a different type of valves and things like that one of the things that we also talk about a lot is the inspections that are needed for the scuba cylinder and there's two types of inspections that we talk about obviously there's the hydro static test which is mandated by the united state's department of transportation and that's a five-year tests that <hes> has to be conducted on all compressed air cylinders but there's also also another inspection that we talk about and that's called the visual inspection and there's a question about where did it come from and is it mandatory mandatory and the fact is that <hes> the visual inspection is a scuba diving industry standard not a government standard and <hes> we all adhere to that and make sure that our cylinders are visually inspected every year otherwise we don't fill the tank so so where did that come from and i did a little research on this and found that <hes> it really became a standard <hes> coming out of a study study that was done by a group called the national underwater accident data center and it was it's a an organization organization or <hes> a facility that was started <hes> by a man a gentleman from the university of maryland john jay the NF in nineteen seventy and <hes> they commission to study at the university of rhode island for <hes> inspections of <hes> of scuba cylinders and the actual report which you can find online is called the <hes> <hes> scuba uber safeties report series report number one and it's conducted by the department of ocean engineering at the university of rhode island and it's on the corrosive study of steel scuba cylinders so if you read that report it goes into <hes> the the idea around around will why are scuba cylinders different than regular compressed air cylinders and and essentially it's because of the environment that the tanks are in with the water and assault conditions that could impact the cylinders into study <hes> goes in and talks about how they did subject jackson new brand new tanks to <hes> the environment and after a hundred days of corrosion tests the the tanks were <hes> <hes> severely corroded and probably would not have passed a <hes> a cylinder fill in could potentially exploded so their recommendations were that <hes> scuba tanks be subjected to a yearly inspection now the report also talks about about a program that had been implemented by the national association of skin diving stores and that was called their VIP. I pee program or visual inspection protection program and it was kind of interesting because they talked about for a dollar fifty. You could take your tank into any of these stores where they would actually open it up look inside and inspected and then put a sticker on it so that's kind of originated with <hes> with the dive stores back before the study and and really became something of a standard right after the study now there's also an organization <hes> that that we scuba shack utilize for our inspection training that's PSI ESI or professional scuba inspectors or professional cylinder inspectors and our technicians need to be <hes> <hes> trained by <hes> PSI and then have a recurring training every three years and really interesting article in the relationship latest dive newswire from eight twenty six where PSI PCI inc was warning of misleading advertising is it for somebody trying to confuse people about their training versus PSI PSI and you know <hes> these guys PSI aside PC. I wrote the book on inspection bill. Hi mark gresham they wrote the book and we're pretty proud to be a part of the environment for our cylinders inspections to keep people safe. So if you're interested you can go out there and look online at the report. It's fascinating <hes> they recommended commended that it become a law way back in one thousand nine hundred seventy but i guess we can still wait on washington cert- the pass certain types of loss <music>.
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"It very interesting listen. It's very sad to think about how in this day and age with species under threat we simply wasted the twenty seven percent of seafood taken from the ocean..
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"In very interesting or listen. It's very sad to think about how in this day and age with species under threat we simply wasted the twenty seven percent of seafood taken from the ocean..