29 Burst results for "Silk Roads"
"silk roads" Discussed on The Film Vault
"Who were staying at the hotel. The same week that the That elissa lamb went missing and their experience with their water and whatnot. They tell the whole story. So it's it's fascinating. It's not that well rated on. I'm d be. I think it's like in the mid fives or something kind of realizes the directed by the man from Who directed the paradise lost series. Paradise lost both of them. Yeah he's one of the director one of the two director. Joe joe berlinger and this if you like don't fuck with cats. It's got a similar vibe to it. It's not as good. But it's got a similar vibe to don't fuck with cats especially with the amateur sleuths they get involved. So here's the story. This woman she just vanishes disappears right. They they don't know where she went. She was in the hotel seasonal. So god knows because it's literally surrounded by skid. All sorts of things could have happened to this girl so the cops are looking into it. They're trying to figure it out. They get surveillance footage. They look through hundreds of hours of surveillance footage and they finally get some some pretty decent footage of her in the hole in the was famous. Famous footage. She was a radically she acting strangely. That weren't there. She was doing weird movements with our arms. And then the amateur sleuths the cops figure. They needed lead so they. They didn't want to do it. But they begrudgingly released it on youtube or they released it to the outlets to try and get tips. What happened is women and all amateur sleuths came. I agree to this community. And they all started going through it frame by frame much like they did with. Don't fuck with cats and it was it was eerie. It was creepy and gives you chills At the end of the whole thing. Now it's much more based in reality. I'll say and it was kind of where i thought it was going to end up as word ended up. It doesn't leave. Ambiguous like who knows what really happened. Type thing like It's everything's kind of wrapped up and explained and a lot of the time. I i want to be wrapped up and explain but i kind of wish there was more mystery with this one and it's pretty logical by the time everything said and done as to what happened and why it happened but it was very good at The wife and i both enjoyed this quite a bit if i had to stack them together next week other night. Stalker docu series teller russell tiller russell or or this one by joe berlinger. I go with the night stalker. I think night stalker was a little more my my my cup of tea but both are fantastic. I highly recommend both if you're looking for something good to watch that's compound the f. Four percents cents four episodes these ones about fifty four minutes. So for those of you who like the true life craw true true life crime Or have you know significant others that like this. Gets a huge sums up from the wife. Is we both liked though those things. And then finally it's one of and they're releasing them once every sunday on hbo. Max i'm sure you saw excited trailer fort. Well now let's let me just give you a quick heads up. alan view. Farrow is kind of exactly what you don't want to hear and it's ugly and it's awful and it's it's told in a much different style than the michael jackson and interrupted testimony that those two kids gave There's definitely more story. That's being filled out here with imaging. It's it's it's more of a movie than that those were just like almost testimony. It was like testimony. Yeah but it's all of the gross. That just makes you feel yucky and makes you just kinda sad and depressed and like what how. How do these things. How do people become so twisted and sick and yes. It is only one side of the story. And i've only seen one episode but i don't even know if i want to see the next three. I don't know if i want to see the next three. I'm not a giant woody allen fan i like one hundred four or five of his movies so it's not even that's not even the reason it's just i don't know if i need to see ugly personal crimes. I know i completely agree. I haven't seen enough woody allen films to really like be any kind of authority on his career but i know people who fucking love his movies and one of this will do to those people people like that. I was doing that while. I was watching this. I was imagining. Like what. If this was about stanley kubrick or something it would. It would ruin me. It would ruin me a lot of people. Identify as what he allen type semi god. They and i understand living and dying with movies. I mean everyone understands it. It's i get that and To to see the pain and just just the lives destroyed by his selfishness. Which you get the idea from one episode if it is true which you're kind of led to believe that it's absolutely true well watching this. It's a it's a very very upset if they listen to be filmmakers. I know some are listening. If you make a fucking expose like this michael bay we're gonna have to have words and there's going to be an issue. I feel like every time you see a michael bay movie. Spend certainly already all wrapped up for this guy..
"silk roads" Discussed on The Film Vault
"Brian. The all right. Here's what he was so for. Those of you might not know. We're talking about with bill. Bill's movie emporium or something. He gets way to he plugs. He wrote a vicious must. I have no idea but it was like a hit piece on our show and he just kind of You dismantled the show and us as as individuals and for whatever reason i think maybe logan brought to us but had a lot of fun with it and we. We talked about him at length for years to come all right so this is not bill. As far as i can tell this easily emporium main criticism was the we dropped away. Many names being in hollywood. Yeah he acted he suggested that. Were like typical hollywood types who are constantly dropping names. Like we're that things we're not that at least. I don't think we're that ono bills movie. Emporium has not had an update since two thousand seventeen. Sorry guys but the picture top. The atop the the review in the picture atop the website is the last one the most recent one two thousand seventeen. October is a movie that the the very last movie i cut from my top. Five cold opens weird. I watched very that is weird. I watched this very seen in our favor. Write it down. Make a note of it. Because i want to know what that movie it will. I go to build them for him. I don't want to do that. I don't wanna give them another click on it. Tell me what it is when we get there when we do the the episode top-five movie cold opens later on this winter. Where was i was Bells some other emporium. Yeah i know but you were okay so bill this emporium and then you cut me off your on his site and then something else came. Mind like no. You can't instagram. Saw on hinged a mindless cat and mouse chase movie with a female lead so obnoxious house rooting for russell. Crowe aren't sorry. Brian but it wasn't that bad. Maybe if you thought of it as a music talk about the relationship between liam. And noel gallagher. You might have enjoyed it more no. I'm on board with whoever this is saying. It's not that bad. It's not the worst movie ever seen. It's just not good. You describe heads. I remember his entire description of the move. You is negative. Hey i remember what i was gonna bring up. I was going to say that. We are not named droppers offers. I don't think i hope not. And then i remembered a conversation that you and i had on air not that long ago. involving restaurant that you wanted to and you you enjoy telling me about the people that you see there and kept asking me to guess which restaurant it is that you go it. It was so gross. I have yet to. What is it gonna guess from you. I understand that it's it's someone like a tongue in cheek thing you're doing but at the same time a lot of it's not a lot of it's not a lot of it is actual bright described the part where the door opens and the puck and flashbulbs flood the place of light. That's crazy you you. There's not that crazy because it's a place where dushi celebrities go when they want to be seen and they want roots. Because if you're a celeb- and you don't get enough attention by just being a regular celebrity And you have to like you. Thirst hunger for flashbulbs in your face. Well that's a good point. Go to a place that you know there will be. It's inevitable there will be paparazzi times. Right there's plenty of places l. as a large place. There's plenty of places you can go their certain celebrities we never see or they're certain celebrities. You see a lot and then when things happen you don't see them anymore because they don't go out to those places anymore. True james franco good point although he was everywhere like. I'm pretty sure that he waited my table one and was in the movie that i saw that. I think that he taught him a friend of mine. Ucla that that after the guy and now he's never all right here. We go worth the movies worth of movies. I should say worth the view movies on facebook. I care a lot. What a frigging good movie. Totally worthy of the view maybe second one dink lidge and pike are amazing. This is a must so Yeah this movie that. I previewed on cinematics few weeks ago and i wasn't sure if it was going to be good enough to watch but i've been hearing good things from everyone from my buddy rand to Worth the movies worth of movies on facebook and my own mother sent me a text last night saying you should check out that That movie i care a lot. I can't believe it was based on a real life story for those you might not know. It's rosement. Pike the Tan waste is aol. Whitlow junior the as well as make on blair making blair who of course we like from the jeremy. Sonia team So yeah i excited. It's about Somebody who's stealing money from the elderly until she meets her match. And you've got to imagine that her matches diane diane at the be dianne wiest and rosamund pike so excited about that. Okay looking all is also in. This is france is. I don't know how it's pronounced i-it's isas that's right. Sure he's a isa. Maybe isa i knew an isa when isa anyhow eight usa just east side you signed that final us finally mitch. Watched cia's direct toil debut music so you don't have to. You may have heard of music. Brian was a bit of controversy not too long ago recently actually when it was first released because she used It's.
"silk roads" Discussed on The Film Vault
"Now welcome to build fault. I'm your host for today. The flashes portion of the entertainment. The ringing movies you've seen in the past week finneran. A lineup on a couple of these anderson and will give your thoughts on the movies. Some movies we've seen in the last week. I understand how the heck are ya fantastic. How are you buddy your business. But i'm doing very well We actually spoke a little bit before the program. And i'm going to be honest with you brian. It didn't feel right. It felt way too friendly really. Yeah fuck yourself thank you. Let's get back. Let's get into our skin. Let's get into the ship that we do where we're me knew each other. Yeah let's her stack. It is shocking though. Like how nice. At least i am to you for the mike stern on an The quick pivot do that. I don't know why. I don't know speaking things i don't know why do i don't know why i continue to say literally for decades now false things such jazz. Et they're going to go with m. and m.'s. Free but the mars company said no we. We know that's true. That's true so then recess that hey we'll make some kanaan's it looks like eminem and they did. That's that's absolutely untrue. And not only. Did i say recently like last week or the week before but i heard myself saying it. Over ten years ago on the orange couched as episode which i posted for our patriots number. It's just embarrassing that i it's it's literally over a decade been spewing misinformation so apologies. I remember to two weeks ago. Whatever it was. I think it was a top five most eighties movies. Maybe some like that Anyway you had said that are rages claim. I'm glad that on on record saying. I don't think that's true. I don't know they made reese's pieces. Are you so happy about. I'm swelling up a little bit. Not north of the hang. See this brian. Not always this and so anyway. Somebody told me that once. And that's the problem with me. And hey that's the problem just with life in general especially as you get older you learn things you hear things and then that just kind of becomes fact and it's true it's true with people to like I've noticed in both sides. Going both ways. I've i've met people and then i think that there are certain way and then i learned that they're not that way they're they're different than how i had initially thought of them and then i won't see him for a while and then i'll see him again and immediately think. Oh yeah. they are like the initial way. That i thought happens to me all the time. People think i'm prick and then they get to know me a little bit and then they think okay and then they don't see me for a while and then they act like they prick again when they first see me like my my my wife's sister for years they can be back and forth and she go. Yeah i didn't really. I thought you're an asshole. Established yourself reestablish. Yeah over and over and over again so. It's just old dogs new tricks and full connors in groundhog day. Everyone thinks he's a jerk and then he change of art but no one no truth to that groundhog's day brian really philosophical piece philosophical thing to think of peace. Hey let's do a little fan fiction. Thanks to our boy mitch burns. Who puts this together for us. Every single jesus what else you wanna do brain. I got some things talk about the listeners. Here's how it goes brian. Raleigh on twitter watched psycho gorman. I know a number of us watch. Cycle gorman here's brian raleigh's take on psycho. Gorman reminded me a lot of south park in that a lot of south park episode center around the joke that kids rarely take supernatural threats. Seriously the girls. Definitely eric cartman level. Sociopath agreed agreed by now. She's great yeah. She's a sociopath straight issue out. She's i'll say that. I think all kids especially seven-year-old girls. How old is she not all basically sociopaths. I agree with you there. But i'm tired of meeting you halfway. I'm tired of my side. i'm tired of i want you. Just come to my place or go to your place and we call it. A day let. Let's stop meeting in the middle. Because i don't meet the middle bribery. And she's a sociopath and she's much more than seven she's like eleven or twelve and i can tell you The little girl cycle gorman ten years from now twenty years from now she's probably be. Ceo of a company right achiever earner socio because she's she's the same age as a brother essentially and very different people on the brothers older for sure a little bit barely. I don't know about that. He might be younger older. He's not significantly e we on e. We import on instagram. Not to be confused bills emporium. That's a callback bills back. We emporium on instagram on any human being. And i'm including like christopher nolan or stanley kubrick or quentin tarantino gotten more mention. I'm including miss movies. I'm including diana van de kamp. Gio has any human being. God more is on this show than bill for you and me then bill. I mean he's up there. He's probably ten. But i'd say that's i'll stay because then we think the mitch burns and and everyone at the end of every episode. We do mention the ad for the yes a good point. I guess bill. Bill emporium bills emporium gave us a review years and years ago. And it wasn't like on itunes or anything was on his own site very obscure. How do we find out about it. I can't even remember freight question. Did someone someone must've alerted either. Either either alerted us to it. Or i have google news alert for the film vaults so once in a while guess up and again mentioned us. Of course you do brain. It's probably smart. He probably have one for bribery. I've won for all brian. I've.
The Other Big Apple
"Well i was kind of. I guess in inadvertent midwife that we at the at the fellowship that we did back in what year was two thousand thirteen although we agree time has ceased to have any meaning. And that is michael pollen of michael palin fame. He is indeed the advert midwife of guest or pod. Because nikki and i were together at uc berkeley that year in two thousand thirteen out of fellowship. Run by michael. That's how we met. And you discovered your shared love of science slash food. yeah it's one of the happier offspring of that fellowship. Obviously if you're into the stories behind food and farming as we both are michael's writing is pretty much at the top of your list. We've wanted to have him on the show for ever and this episode was the perfect excuse to revisit one of our favourite of his books. The botany of desire in the botany of desire michael traces the stories of four plants and their intimate relationships with humans. One of those plans is the apple tree. And i don't know about you. But when i think of apple trees the first person is of is johnny appleseed. This is a very american thing to think of. I'd never heard of until. I moved here so for our non american listeners. This is what americans are thinking of when they think of johnny appleseed well they would probably have the walt disney image johnny appleseed which is of this you know barefoot guy on the frontier bringing goodwill sweetness to people when people hear johnny appleseed. It's it's very wholesome. It's very Uncontroversial he's a disney character right very soft. But actually the the real. Johnny appleseed and i use that word advisedly because there's so much we don't know about him is much more interesting in his book. Michael traces janis path planting apples across the us. And we're going to do the same here but i. There weren't actually apple's growing here. Before europeans arrived there crab apples that were here in the sixteen hundreds but native people did not have sweet apples. This is amy traverse. Oh she's the author of the apple lovers cookbook and senior editor at yankee magazine. So apple's are we think of apples as this american fruit and american as apple pie and we identify closely with apples americans but it turns out. They're not they're from kazakhstan around town called alma mata which means father of the apple. I'ma autism now called amati and it's the largest city in kazakhstan. I've never been there but if you go. Apparently you will see whole forests of apple's fifty foot tall apple trees. Apple's coming up in the cracks of the sidewalks. It's like a weed there and these apple's most of them look nothing like our image of the apple. I mean there's some the size of there's there's big brown ones there's just this incredible range and they're apple trees that are kind of prostrate and grow along the ground and ones that grow vertically ones that have canopies. I mean it's just incredible diversity but a lot of apples weren't particularly sweet or delicious. At least not to humans. They were dry and hard so did survive the drop to the ground and often the flesh was kind of bitter acidic and tannock because these chemicals were preservatives that would also help to fight up worms and insects and that was all useful because the apples needed to be eaten by bears to spread their seeds. And if you would like to hear what the delight of a group of bear cubs that has just come across the pile of fallen apples. Sounds like which of course you would you need to be on our special supporters mailing list gastropod dot com slash support bears. Yes there are a lot of bears and kazahstan. They love apples but like humans they also prefer sweeter ones and larger ones and even retro ones. These big red sweet apples sometimes appeared in all the different ones that grew wild and bears chose those and help spread their seeds and so the bears hopes for just the kind of apple's that we wanted the large sweet red ones and so then people who tasted these bear approved. Apple's turned into apple fans to and not just the locals because that area of kazakhstan was right in the middle of the silk road. An incredibly important trading route that stretched all the way from china to europe magin stumbling across. I mean you're living in a world with no sugar ray or at least it's a very rare. That kind of sweetness is extremely rare and very fleeting and you stumble across a forest where you find these fruits that are sweet and that actually keep well. I mean not a lot of fruits that you might find in that same forest like apricots will rot very quickly whereas an apple would last for weeks or maybe months and so people would pocket them and bring them to the next trading ports or the next trading town and they really spread that way and they flourished wherever they spread. because apple's have a couple of botanical superpowers. Apples are unique in that they easily enter. Breed with the native crab will species of whatever region. They end up in. And so those crab apples within s- place in the genes that allowed to survive in their climate. So that's super useful. Those local crab apples had jeans. That would be perfectly suited to the local environment.
Travel to Turkmenistan
"I'd like to welcome back to the show Justin Barnes from Justin and crystal dot com, and just has come to talk to us about Turkmenistan Justin. Welcome back to the show. Thank you. Thanks for having me back and I say welcome back to the show Justin was on episode six, twenty, nine about the Big island of Hawaii. This is a very different destination. We're talking about today. What's your connection with Turkmenistan? We traveled there on a trip to or the stands. There's the five stands Turkmenistan Kazakhstan respect. Extended Kurdistan, and we went to four of them on a trip and Turkmenistan is certainly the most interesting of the bunch in terms of how foreign it was. The misers foreign every since the word will and I was very interested in doing the show because been one time since we've talked about Turkmenistan and because. Before covert hit, we had a amateur traveler trip plan to the stands not to all five to two. I think of them as I recall in two thousand and twenty one which has bumped to two thousand and twenty two, but still planning on taking a group to that region of the world. So should someone go to Turkmenistan all for one thing it has something that I am fairly certain no other country. In the world has which Zeke giant flaming pit in the middle of the desert that looks for one tencent purposes like a volcanic crater but is actually just burning natural gas and you can walk right up to the edge of it. It's about the ultimate across at about one hundred feet deep and that's something you're not gonna see any world's Laurel I think Azerbaijan has some similar geologic features of natural burning. Areas that have been burning for hundreds of years. Well, in addition to that, there's some very interesting Silk Road historical sites, and also some history even older than that going back to partying times in an earlier excellent and the Parthenon's being a contemporaries with an and rivals with the Romans. The recreation of the Persian state after the fall of Persia to Alexander the Great. Excellent will what should one do would enter and where are you going to take us on an itinerary here? So I would recommend or remain sites that can kind of seen in any. Any order. One is the capital Ashgabad, which is in the south central part of the country. nother one is the gas crater, which is more or less than the very center of the country. Kunia organic, which is the north central or the country. And finally merged, which is in the eastern part of the country in the horror which would go to those guys somewhat dictated in where you're coming from and where you're going to afterwards I think for the most are people who be traveling Turkmenistan. If you'RE GONNA, go that way you're not going to be going only to Turkmenistan, and so it's going to be part of a larger trip either balls, other stands and or. Now, we're you doing trip independently or as part of a tour or how did you arrange us? This was part of a tour. I. Think as a practical matter, it is very unlikely that somebody is going to get a visa to stand on their own is hard to get into Turkmenistan insulin less. You're going with a company that does a lot of tour packages there where they take care of getting visa process they donald is across all the ts I think for all intents and purposes it's it's almost impossible to get in unless you with without friends or family member living country. Will and one thing we should bring up just because people are gonNA look at the map and some people are going to say, no right away. Because of its neighbors. Because we just to the south of Turkmenistan Afghanistan in Iran Iran being very stable country right meal although not always one that my country the US is friendly with Afghanistan not necessarily. Being as stable but Turkenistan you've found to be fairly safe an interesting country to travel to. Yes and we went there from Iran and they were quite different but I felt safe in both places for different reasons. Under of the spectrum well in, we'll talk about more about Iran some other day. There's a couple, very fascinating episodes that we've done on. Iran made me want to get there ever since we've talked about it. So took minutes said you start at us in the capital, Yes yes. So Ashgabad new would either fly into or conceivably if you were on a road trip from either northern Iran or from Pakistan might come in. The car by I think most likely would come into the airport, which is very interesting. Airport probably will not see too many if any other airports that look the same with a multi billion dollar airport that looks like eighty giant Falcon or shave your channel self is a Falcon hundreds of feet. We'll be thousands of feet across.
Brett Terpstra's New Robe
"Everyone. This is David sparks. Joined by my fellow co-hosts, Mr Even Occa- Steven. How are you today I'm good David. How're you? Doing very well, we have a guest today. It's a guy you've never heard of we've never had him on the power users before. Kidding Bread Terpstra welcome to the MAC packagers. It's an honor to be here. As always you may be the most frequent guests I think we need to have a system we need like make a sweater or maybe a bathrobe for you. Logo on the five five timers club. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. What would you be Terry cloth guy or would you want like some other fabric Terry cloth all the way. I am not a Silk Road kind of guy. I could see. I. Think. You would look pretty good in a silk robe only when I'm boxing. Maybe in, you need a type. Guys. ARE USERS Read Terpstra is one of my favorite nerds and yours he has all sorts of cool ideas and it's always fun having him on the show and I realize it's been too long. So you're here today Brett before we get started just a couple announcements sign up for the MP newsletter game. We put the the link in the show notes and then you get the show notes and a little bit of extra stuff thrown at you every Sunday. When we release. you can go over to the forums at talked backpackers dot com. and. Announce -ment. I'm doing a free keyboard Maestro Wepener I've been thinking about doing this part of these field guides for a long time. I finally got the system set up to do it. it's going to be free to everybody. You don't have to be a field guide customer and It's going to be a lot of fun. I'M GONNA talk about context base control of Mac Keyboard Maestro. I've got this really cool thing I've been doing lately based on whether I'm working on legal or Mex- sparky or whatever, and the tools I need just pop up in it makes working really fast and I'm going to share all that magic through Keyboard Maestro I'm GonNa have a special guest or to Rosemary Orchard already in and it's open to everyone free on August twenty seventh at ten am Pacific. If you're interested go to Mex- BARCA DOT COM to sign up. That was a pretty compressed little bit there. Don't you think Stephen? Yeah it was great. That was the elevator pitch like now we're on Iran or and breath waiting for us here. Yeah, and Brett is sitting right here saying, Hey, guys what the heck am under show. I'm good. You know we haven't talked to you about long time is I don't even know what hardware using these days I mean a still using that. So rocking that Atari. Se. No. I was part of a startup that went sideways. But as a result I got myself a new well new ISH sixteen fifteen. Oh, what year. No mine's a fifteen inch. I got this like a month before the sixteenth in was announced. So I still have a butterfly keyboard. That's awesome. But I use it mostly with my my ultimate hacking keyboard anyways. So. I do hate the keyboard I will say when I have to use it as a laptop I do hate the keyboard, but I do and this is an unpopular opinion but I love the touch bar. Yeah. Why I have a lot of fun with the touch bar I have it programmed so that when I'm in the shell when I cd into a directory, it checks for one of 'em. I've I have a thing called. How's it? Which is basically Make files for task runners. And so when I see the into directory figures out what tasks I have that I can run and gives me buttons for them and the Toolbar. The touch bar. And I find it just really handy. I never have to try to remember do I have this setup with Gulp or grunt or maker Rake I just have buttons that pop up for me. It's awesome. Now are you customizing touch bar with better touch tool or did you do something else? So okay. So the the customization I just described was all done through. I. Term. Which has escape code you can send to modify the touch bar, but I do also use. Better touched tool and have you seen what's it called Golden? Do. You know what I'm talking about. There's some guy did a better touch tool preset that has like every possible option for the touch bar. It was too much for me like I wanted more control. And fewer things golden chaos I think is. It's amazing. I. Mean There's No way you can look at it. Not Think it's amazing and if you haven't already customize your touch bar I I would recommend giving that a shot if you have your own customers though. It will overwrite what you have. So sure. Yeah, and it's really not that hard. If you got better touch tool, which I believe is part of set up now. So if you've got to set out subscription, you can download that one or just by the APP the also if you have a setup subscription, make sure you're running the setup version so that developer gets his due for all the Times you use his at and then if you have setup, you should also download marked to and just leave it running in the background twenty, four seven. I was only get you in trouble but. You could do that. That's all insane. But but better touch tool is an APP that you know started out and we talked about on this show often, but it started out to re map things you can do with the the the track pad, but then it's like Magic Melissa Apple, TV remote they just went crazy and and he but giving you the ability to to remapping the touch bar I think is something that for all the people that are cranky about the touch bar, my question always them have you tried customizing it to your own needs what about you even have you done yet stuff with the touch bar on your laptop? No just because it's such a secondary system for me I mean I have better touch tool doing a couple of simple things but I haven't really gone. Full bore with it if I had a this is of course had for Brett is something that you would use more if he could use it again if you had A. Touch bar for a desktop machine or you could have you know somehow with your keyboard, you normally use like do you feel? Handcuffed a little bit. It's only available to you in these circumstances. Yes. Because like I said, I'm primarily my laptops on a stand and I'm using my. Ultimate. Hacking keyboard. So when I wanNA use those cool buttons I programmed after reach over. To the touch bar and I would absolutely love to have a a touch bar An external touch bar I guess that could be closer to my keyboard although it does keep my if I sit too long my shoulders get really tight. So this constant like reaching over actually keeps my arms limits probably good for my health but yeah, I I would love an external touch bar.
Tales From the Dark Web
"This week's theme comes to us from Daniel Ocho and is called tales from the dark web. Here's why Daniel chose this theme. He says the Internet has a dark side hidden. Just below the surface, these podcasts will guide listeners through stories from the Internet's dark side where crime, drugs and murder are the currency of choice. Here are they episodes chosen by Daniel for this week's theme along with short descriptions of each episode. The first episode comes to us from the missing Crypto, Queen and called Dr Rusia. It's twenty three minutes long. Dr Rouge promised financial financial, revolution and then two years ago, she disappeared. Why. The missing crypto clean is an eight part series from BBC sounds. The next episode comes to us from reply all and is called the snapchat thief it sixty nine minutes long. This week, a super tech support after Lizzie snapchat gets hacked. Things Start Getting Really Creepy Alex investigates. The next episode comes to us from case file, and it's called the Silk Road part, one and two. The first episode is eighty four minutes long, and the second is eighty minutes long. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that started in China in the second century BC via a combination of roads and sea routes goods like silk, paper, and spices transported from the producers in Asia to the markets in Europe. Eventually, it wasn't just goods that were traded. They're also ideas, customs, religions, and even diseases. The next episode comes to us from Lizard people is called Bitcoin was created by a rogue ai with Sam Baltar it sixty minutes long. Bitcoin is one of the great mysteries of the Internet. Age who exactly created it? Where's it going? How did it blow up so fast? What the fudge is a blockchain, and why don't I have won the delightful Sam Baltar of the equally delightful podcast? Weird work joins to talk about cryptocurrency and the possibility that the J. Cryptic coin was created by. Get this artificial intelligence. The next episode comes to us from breach and is called. Caution falling rocks. It's forty seven minutes long. The Yahoo data breach left three billion users private information vulnerable for three years before the public learned about it. How did it happen? And what can we learn from the greatest known data breach in history? Those are the episodes chosen by Daniel. Ocho for this week's theme tales from the Dark Web, follow along with the discussion of this week's podcast episodes by using the Hashtag dark web pods. Now for some podcast industry news from the inside podcasting newsletter. As always, thank you to Sky Pillsbury. Who writes the inside podcasting newsletter for allowing us to share it with our ear? Buddies on this podcast will share the top stories from this week's issue of the newsletter. I story. Sky Interviews James Kim on her podcast the inside podcasting podcast. James is the creator of the fiction podcast moon face a show. Time magazine named one of the best ten twenty nineteen. In Moon face a young Korean American man named Paul wants to tell his mom that he's gay, but they don't speak. The same language Paul Story is loosely based on James Kim's real life experiences. Next story layoffs public radio suffered a heartbreaking number of layoffs this week. Here are the details Minnesota public radio slash American public media has laid off twenty eight employees. APM has also stop production of live from here and the hilarious world of depression. Chicago public media has let go of twelve employees and has ceased production on sound opinions. Next Story. She. PODCASTS founder Jessica. Cup for men and Elsie Escobar have decided to postpone their organizations. Second Annual Conference until October twenty twenty one. It was originally scheduled to take place in Arizona later this year.
"Welcome to bedtime history. Have you heard of a country called China one point four billion people in China more people than any other country in the world around nineteen percent of the world has Chinese, which means around one in five people. The Chinese have very interesting history which goes back thousands of years there civilizations were vast and powerful and the invented many useful things tonight. We're going to learn about the Han dynasty which ruled China for over four hundred, years. China located in the East which is across the Pacific Ocean, from the United States than below Russia and above India. Like many civilizations changed over the years as emperors replaced other emperors. An emperor is the same thing as king in China. Gals who was the first emperor of the Han Dynasty in two hundred BC? He formed the new capital of CIANCI along the way river. His first move was to replace smaller kings over the different regions with his own relatives, which he I thought was a good idea, but these relatives ended up being just as difficult, often trying to take over his role as emperor. With gals Zoos Emperor Confucianism, became the main philosophy in China, it started with a man named Confucius. Who wrote about how people should treat each other and behave? He wrote the people should be honest and trustworthy. They should be loyal to their leaders. Parents and parents should love their children and children should love their parents. A follower named Fu Shang had saved the books of Confucius and under Emperor Gal Zoo universities were established Oliver China to share his teachings. Before. Long thirty thousand students were studying Confucianism. For many years, the Chinese people worship their ancestors. The emperor worshipped his ancestors to and he and most families made ritual sacrifices to them and to other spirits. Taoism was another religion practice during the Han Dynasty, and during this time Buddhism was also introduced to China. For every civilization trade is an important way for people to get things they need. In one, thirty, eight BC, a man named John Chen was sent by the emperor to explore the West. On the way most of his party was captured, but junction continued on until reaching Afghanistan. There he discovered goods. The Chinese would find useful like horses and Golden Silver and could be traded for junction, hurried back to the emperor and told him about the trade route soon. Many Chinese were moving along this trade route, connecting the east and the West. Some of the main goods China traded to the countries in the West where t perfumes, precious stones and silk. For this reason, it became known as the Silk Road and was used for hundreds of years afterward for trade between the east and the West. The, people of the Han Dynasty were also known for their beautiful artwork. We know this. Because many of the tombs were decorated with paintings and pottery and carved stones for example, the Tomb of the Wu family had three thousand figures carved from silver bronze jade. The, Han Dynasty also known for its invention of paper. The Chinese people took items like bamboo rags, fish, nuts and tree bark impounded them down, and then mix them with water next they spread it out flat and let it dry. This new invention quickly spread the empire. Another important invention was writing during the Han Dynasty. Someone wrote the first Chinese Dictionary and historians began recording the history of the Chinese people. Which is why we know so much about them today. Like all great dynasties, gals, uis ended when someone more cunning and powerful took over. Wing became the next temper and broke with many of the old dynasties traditions and called his new dynasty. The first thing he did was took the farms for many of the wealthy families, and gave them back to the peasants, the poor people. This angered many of the smaller kings, and before long a new emperor lay shoe controlled the Han Dynasty. At this time, the dynasty was mostly controlled by young teenage boys who are power hungry and always trying to get the best of each other, which only lead to more trouble in the palace. Before long the next person wanting to be emperor raised an army, and conquered the palace, leading to the end of the Han Dynasty. But incredibly at four hundred years, this dynasty was the longest lasting of all dynasties in the history of China, and also set the standard for future dynasties which sought to emulate its success today. China's one of the largest countries and seeing much growth and has its history to thank for it.
Travel to Northern Pakistan
"Like to welcome to the show. David Harden from travel worn SATCHEL DOT com. Who's come to talk to us about northern Pakistan? David welcome to the show. Thank you Chris. Thank you at least to be. Your accent is clearly not one from northern Pakistan. We're talking T- well you're in the UK. Near Windsor what led you to Pakistan give you the shortened version. But when I was eighteen. I decided to travel overland from the UK to Australia. And I could as far as Afghanistan before you realized you'd run out of land. It was not in the Russians. Got In the way so yes. Well the happens doesn't it tells away two years and decided that still WanNa girl on the Silk Roads still interested Islamic culture and art and architecture and filling in the gaps. Ever since. I've sort of done Australia and Southeast Asia and all of Europe and a few of the songs but Pakistan is always there the one that I needed to to tick off really well in you chose northern Pakistan on this particular trip which as we were talking before hand you said is quite different from southern Pakistan and that would be a whole different trip. North and south is very different. I mean the north. It's cooled in those areas and they three huge mountain ranges. So you have the to the West. You have the Hindu Kush in the sense of you have the character forms and then surrounded on the north and east by the Himalayas. And they're absolutely wonderful mountain ranges but as you get further south. Islamabad where I flew into the great trunk. Road becomes planes. Sunset becomes desert would way down to Karachi New Arabian Sea. So yeah very two distinct areas. Shall we start them in? Islamabad actually just flew into Islamabad as bad as modern city. One of the interesting says the city right next to it as well. Andy which is the ancient city but Islamabad is the modern city Pakistan pill. Much longer grid lines are easy to navigate. I would say that actually just before I started this trip on originally planned to buy a motorbike in Islamabad an travel up through the Karakoram highway and then head off into various places. I'd read about in various books to say that I spoke to that is a big Pakistan community here in the UK. And I have up the friends one. Who's a Kashmiri? And he said well to be honest. I know you're motorcyclist but the roads are something else and I would recommend a jeep at least so you'd better listen to this sort of thing. They listen to him and I got myself a cheap and a guide to me actually at Islamabad airport. I spoke at the moment number weeks number of months. Really sending out my tinman. He can find out about what I want to and that was great and so I had this a jeep drive and I have to say it was probably the best decision. I made an enormously. I would travel alone and make my way round but I think this would have been a journey too far. How did you find a jeep and a driver a Kashmiri gentlemen here in the UK who promotes northern Pakistan but wonderful gentleman and he put me in touch with Earth's people over the and I came up with one Sean who you turn out to be absolutely brilliant and good thing was that. He's his the Chinnery but often is not. We will turn off the rodent gun sale. This liquid interesting here. I suggest we don't do this. And I think the question slips or went what about safety because one sure yeah this image of cool so Pakistan and especially the northern areas and you know I I thought of the trip I plan was to go up towards promised so and Eko took care of it. Sometimes Chris when you meet someone. They have absolute confidence. That you've made a really good decision. They already felt towards the back end of the trip. We ended up in a shallow. He said near the Afghanistan border he said had I gone two weeks earlier suggested shallow harassed security reasons and it's nice having someone who has local intelligence so to speak and he was always on his phone is always checking where we were not set up. There wasn't one time the only time was rather Longley wanting planted in someone's house and it was an old soldier. I didn't notice but his granddaughter sent his granddaughter all and having a cup of tea with him dump. She walked in with this shotgun undecided K. And he said I started brandishing. The shotgun around me and I was okay Maybe I made a mistake too much of a price to pay for a cup of tea but it turned out that he wanted to show me the gun which was made in combat nineteen sixty in Birmingham the UK because as from the UK and then he was crowded this so I mean that's the momentarily. I felt unsafe that that was it. That was the extent to how I felt and say in Pakistan excellent now you said as I said Islamabad. You said that's a modern city. It sounded like in your tone I was hearing so I didn't spend a lot of time Islam Abbad. I was more interested in the mountain. I sort of pasta very quickly. In fact which we left about an hour nine did we did come back so actually to see Faisal mosque. Okay which is a really beautiful most very modern initiative about nine thousand nine hundred and again a very very beautiful most news in the foothills of the Himalayas. It's great visit down as the last place of his. But I'll tell you about that. I if I may so folks in about nine thousand nine hundred. Eighty eight defies most because in Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Stunt up the hundred and twenty million dollars. Us to build it as one does the money partly he fis but what is interesting is he. Made a competition to will be architects. Come up with the design. Took you shocked. The name one is an Basti. The whole architecture on a Bedouin. Tent shot was pretty interesting in the appealed to King Faisal and he's a magnificent structure because it's like an eight sided tend to really doesn't like a tent and so big on this enormous white marble and gray marble and you just see it for miles driving towards thinking okay. Looks Okay and something. You just don't know the ten minutes down the road you think. I'm sure I should have been by now this grid system of Islam about so you go up. It's the end of the road unless they just ended up votes off the Bat. So twenty minutes you eventually get close to it and then you start to really appreciate the enormity of small the structure and get three hundred thousand people praying ally inside. I think it's ten thousand but with the porticos and the data coca grounds. You've got three hundred thousand people. Pray there and it was real highlight. Visit every interested in style of architecture. But one thing is that if people do visit to you have to take your shoes and men and this white marble and greyish sort of marble and it wasn't a particularly sunny hot day but every time I stepped off the white mob wants the gray marble. My feet wants to get an angle for a pit shuttle. Take a shortcut to the record. My feet was scolded eventually got in as well but that just finished prayer and like go up to the main entrance to get inside to have a look at this incredible space inside and they said No. I'm sorry you can't come in and I said well look. I sort of come with away from London. See this is. This is typical of buckets. Johnny people that they will try and be as helpful as possible really nice and he said okay look you should really go with this young man and he spoke to the man order when we rolled around the back this young man to be around the back and there was a back door and he took my camera with me. He said look no pitches inside and just tap a low. I thought this really really nice touch and again to tread on the carpet I saw rob and really nice and re serene place children. Having lessons and really great atmosphere. I came back and said I gave him my camera and come back and I was sort of going to complaints because everyone in that had come phones. So fees and pitches thinking well. I was lucky enough to be let in so I wasn't going to push that but really worth of visit. This is a lot of history to this place. That modern architecture ignace absolutely stunning in the surroundings of the hills with the backdrop of the foothills of the Himalayas. It's a
Last 30 years have seen major progress in fight against corruption
"The UN is committed to fighting corruption a phenomenon that affects all countries in one way or another through the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The United Nations Convention Against Corruption is the only legally binding universal anti corruption instrument and a unique tool tool for developing a comprehensive response to what is a global problem. The vast majority of United Nations member states are parties to the convention ahead of a conference in Abu Dhabi to discuss issues relating to the convention. Joan Brenda Lino Director of the Division of Treaty Affairs for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Spoke Selena Schneier from Your News and told her that he's encouraged by the way that thinking about corruption has evolved. I think we have to have a long term view of fighting corruption. And if you take that long term view you actually find that we've come quite a ways for example in the last thirty years thirty years ago. Oh when I was dealing with corruption issues around the world in my job I often we find people that would say well. Corruption is good in some forms because it helps move for example business forward or or this is our culture. This is the way we do things you can come in and change it from outside. There were no at at that time. Bribes were tax deductible. At that time there were no instruments. International instruments related to corruption. People often didn't WanNA talk about it. Member states during in During meetings now thirty years later it's a completely different environment. We bribes or not now tax deductible in fact people have committed around the world to to ensure they're not We have no one would dare say no member state. No more dare say that corruption is good in any form and anytime everybody recognizes the need need to deal with it and the need to deal with it together as a group around the world And and we've made some strides in and how to deal with corruption so we found different types of methods in ways that we think can be useful both preventive and also allow enforcement area and international cooperation and asset recovery recovery of dealing with corruption. We've actually made quite great strides and I think some sometimes you hear a lot about corruption but part of that of hearing so much about it is that eh because it's becoming more public people talking about it more so it seems like there's more out there but it's probably just because I think it's being exposed more And I thank the convention the UN conventions corruption is quite played quite a role in this development and in getting people to really Focus on corruption and collectively say that we have to deal with this issue globally. Can you save your words about this. Initiative which concerns the countries participating in the Silk Road wrote project around the world. There are lots of anti corruption. Initiatives groups of member states individual member states are pursuing and of course China. Ah has been a country that has been very active around the world with their so quote initiative and I think in the context of the Silk Road Initiative they're looking for for an anti-corruption aspect to it. And I for us you know it fits in with what we're doing. Generally early with countries to help them on a regional basis on a on a country to country basis on a global basis to to. How do we bring them together to to increase the flow of information and in the international cooperation needed to deal with corruption which is often Particularly with money moves from one country and other I it's transnational is national crime international issue that needs to be you need multiple countries addressing it so China has been very active. Ah also seeking to use this four and other For where people come together to talk about corruption and improve their their methods. You you know to to ensure that that that we that they also Get the benefits of these efforts in there so initiative and so they have you know for example. They've asked us to to to to help. Work with with countries that are involved in the Silk Roads. The so-called Work and try to bring them together at the network better to shoot devout to be able to to work together internationally And share information better so so we as we would with any countries in any initiatives that can help better the cooperation corruption generally. We're more than happy to help any good examples. Examples of successfully fighting corruption. Well there are always examples of people making progress in that regard and and I. I don't want to talk about specific countries but let's say for example. I'll give you an example. We have a review mechanism organism the UN Convention Against Corruption has as as a process where member states peer review each other. And they see how they're doing how they're anti-corruption regimes James how they can be made better And it looks very comprehensively things such as are they regulating properly. Do they have the codes of conduct do they. Do they have the right. Auditing thanks skills. Do they have the right law enforcement abilities and capabilities do they. Have you know laws and legislation in place The ability to deal uh-huh with asset recovery going after assets seizing the confiscating managing returning. And what's interesting. What we see is under these reviews so many countries are interested in eager to make changes that improve their ability to deal with corruption and therefore reduce corruption? And we're seeing it happen. I mean we have for example. Ninety percent of all countries that have participated in the reviews close to ninety percent have have made legislative changes. Does that are that are better their ability to deal with corruption. We have a third of them have said that they've made their there have been changed. And we've seen that improve international cooperation the flow of information and things of that nature. I think you know probably about two thirds of them. have made strides in preventing an in certain areas of preventing corruption that have led to Tiki corruption. I think in for example the Nigeria survey that I talked about before which was actually being released today in Nigeria You know we see. For example. There have been efforts made with the police. That have you know. Cut Cut The incidences of corruption the police down by by almost Twenty percent but but again still at a high level and still a lot to do but we were see that there are efforts being made that are are making making Headway so so yes. I think we are making progress in a number of countries. I think I I think there's a lot to do and of course because it's such a critical issue and because it's connected to so much of what we're doing so much of our goals international including including the sustainable development goals continue to be high on the agenda I think increasingly higher on the agenda of the international
Male Black Widows Poach Rivals' Approaches
"This is scientific. Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Christopher Dodd Yata for male black widow spiders. Finding a mate is risky risky business. They have to go on an epic journey. Catherine Scott in Iraq knowledge EST at the University of Toronto. If the population she studies on Canada's Vancouver Hoover Island she says the spiders only twelve percent chance of surviving their scramble over sand dunes implants and they have very poor eyesight and their traveling at night so one way males find females is by sniffing from afar the fair Ramon perfume on their webs but Scott has now discovered an alternative way males find mates by subjecting the spiders to a race for each male before he started. We weighed him in on a tiny scale and we painted him with racing stripes and measured the length of his his legs. We had a finish line of fairmount omitting females and we released males at various distances from those females to see whether they arrived out of females. Weber not and how fast they got their what suppressor was at the males that started farthest nearly two hundred feet away actually traveled fastest towards females else and the reason they poached the pads of their rivals. WHO's been continuous. Soak drag lines as they move. These spiders are much more adept at walking and running on silk than they are on the ground so we realized that maybe the males that we released far away from the females were encountering. These silk highways left by rival males else and running along them. The details are in the proceedings of the Royal Society. B and follow up experiments in the lab confirmed that male black widows are indeed willing to risk a run in with a rival to win a chance to pass on their genes a chance that makes it worth traveling along the Silk Road. Thanks for listening for scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Christopher Indonesia.
How did Canada and China end up here? How does it end?
"Fess is one of those stories that starts with a news event, the makes bold headline in Asia, and the US falling sharply on news, that top Chinese executive has been arrested in canon, while we see a mum long show. Appearing today in VC supreme court she since been released on ten million dollar bail, awaiting possible, extradition to the US move. She's about to fight from there. The narrative splits into stories about retaliation stories about political posturing trade, stories and business stories and technology stories most of these items are small enough that unless you're really paying attention. You might not notice them, but they are all part of the same big story and that story is still unfolding even when it's not dominating headless yesterday. The president signed an executive order effectively banning US telecom companies from using wall, way technology for five G. This is the next Canada updating its. Travel advisory for China, telling Canadians to exercise, a high degree of caution in China Canada's rocky relationship with China hit another bump today. Beijing has now blocked canola imports from a second Canadian producer Tara over alleged contamination by pests is it an show them? One day you look up your country is four months out from an important election and finds itself. Caught directly between two superpowers with no easy way. So what happens now how did Canada and China's relationship end up here? Can the liberals really soften their talk and deescalate tensions in the middle of an election? And if they do that, and Donald Trump doesn't like it. What happens then? I'm Jordan heath rulings? And this is a big story about a rock and hard place and us David Maas crop is one of our favorite. Geopolitical analysts is a political scientist, and he is the author of too dumb, for democracy. Let's start with the really basic simple stuff. How is Canada's relationship with China right now? It's pretty awful unless something changed in the last couple of hours. And I don't think it has it is that one of the lower point the being out in years, when I was doing my masters I became deeply interested in international relations and China and took a course on China studied, I are SETI, global international local economy. And so that was that's the baseline that I'm going from from my head. I doubt for a couple of years, I was expecting to China and I didn't. But then in the last year or so I doubt back in, especially the last six months, and there's been a notable decline since Canada arrested. Among one Joe on request of the Americans would like her extradited to the US where she's indicted on a couple of dozen or so charges. Of working with a Ron, which is under American sanctions. And that was really the sort of opening salvo in deteriorating deteriorating relationship between Kennedy and China and that sort of decline has been marked by obviously the arrest, but Dan, China, banning Canadian, canola imports arresting to Canadian nationals, Michael covert. Michael Foulon sentencing to Canadians to death on drug charges and Canada, considering banning while way for five technology which the Americans would very much like us to do. So there's you can see from bats quick rundown at the last several months half year or so a growing tension. But, but fundamental rift surrounding largely long-term geopolitical interests. Explain for me if you can how Weiwei is tied to the Chinese government, because I. Here in the west in the, the coverage that we get it almost seems like an arm of the government. And, and I don't understand that. So well, I don't think it is. I mean, I'm not a China expert. I'm a. A writer observer scientists democracy interested in this. And so something I track across several different types of reporting. So it's interesting to see how different countries report on it. How international media reports on it? But also have business media reports on that versus political media. And one of the things you see is that there is some doubt to the rich while as connected to the Chinese government. And as one observer point of there's no smoking gun. But the concern is that either now or at some point while technology could be used in at least one of two ways to undermine geopolitical interests, including economic interests in corporate interests. And one is through the Chinese government, requesting data from the company extra-territorially and a company to comply. So one is they show up. China's government says, look, this is the rules, give us the data and they had no choice. It's a little bit of Kim to the US Patriot Act. And if. You've got stuff. But that's that's a domestic thing. So if you're a Canadian that uses g mail on your stuff is stored on American servers, the government, the US government can access that stuff under the Patriot Act, right? This is one of the concerns with using American service in American technology. It's a bit like that. So it's not like this is just the China issue in their, their concerns with the United States from since as well. So that's one of the Chinese government will be able to request that information. And from what I've read that is generally probably true. The government asked for it while we would have to provide the other is that why would actually build back doors into the technology that would allow spies the Chinese stayed to directly access that tater through the back door? Now, China has a long history of corporate XP knowledge stealing ideas, stealing intellectual property. They're not the only ones, of course. I mean, a lot of America was built and stealing intellectual property. But that is part and parcel of the struggle, you mentioned America couple of times, I because we arrested while way CFO on their request and second. Because there may now be some pressure to not allow away on the five G network because of them. How is our relationship with the state's play into diplomacy with China, and what's Canada going to do if we're caught in the middle? I don't know. I would not want to be Christophe land right now because there isn't an immediate obvious good solution to this. If you're thinking, geopolitically, if you if you're worried about your relationship with the United States for all kinds of reason, the US has been in long-term decline. Then you have a problem if you specially if you wanna look around the world. Develop new alliances and new relationships and China's one of those, especially if you rely on China for things like canola exporting canola, which is significant for Canadian partners. On the other hand, you're dealing with Trump who's Curiel at the best of times. And you're trying to get the US MCA agreement, the US NCA ratified, which is increasingly difficult and unlikely in the current US congress, it might have to wait. So what do you do your bound to the US for other reasons to the border, the movement of goods and individuals? Whatever it was eighty percent or so of our trade, but also defense, right? I mean they're a defense arrangements, whether it's NORAD or NATO. And then on top of that, we're part of the five is intelligence community, and there are concerns that if, if those countries allow countries that are part of the fun is allow wobbly technology. They may not want to share intelligence with them for fear that it's compromise. So what do you do if you're Canada, I have no idea. You know, eve version, who's a scholar at UB a China scholar. I usually Pacific scholar thinks that the immediate move is you deescalate with China and to rebalance that relationship, the more, I think about the more I think he's onto something. But as a recently for the boat mail, we also have to think forward fifty to one hundred years, and they go, what kind of international order. We want to be part of building to ensure that we have a just and ideally democratic. World. Order governed by very careful norms. What country is due to one another into their own people? Well, how does China's global strategy play into what Canada's facing because you've used sort of outlined, some of their bigger strategies towards trade, and trying to lead that international order? So the Chinese belt and become sort of modestly obsessed with the Chinese and road initiative. Explain explain exactly what the belt in Rhode initiative is for those of us who are hearing about it for the first time. So it's several years old now, dates to give or take twenty thirteen and what it is, is in short oversupply a little bit on attempt to recreate the silk road. Through a massive roughly one trillion dollar US infrastructure and development program that will stretch across give or take between sixty and seventy countries and dozens of organizations, and this is a factory China launching a massive investment throughout the world. Now. Depending on how you see it. It's a bit of a rohrschack test for your perspective on China. You could be seen as a development project. It could be seen as a trap China's investing in these countries and that has them on the hook largely, like, by the way, developed countries have been doing around the world for years, in, for instance through IMF programs, but it's also potentially a projection military force, and building of allied ships, strategic partnerships while in the Americas in western Asia in Africa. It now has a growing military component as well to some extent, for instance, with Pakistan, who's building Chinese fighter jets, depending on how you see it. It's some combination of development program infrastructure program, military program and debt trout and big geopolitical play to help China direct the global order in the next in this. In the next century, if one of the options is to deescalate with China and ease the tensions kind of become become more of a part of what they're doing. Can the liberal government do that in an election year? I mean they've they've been standing tough so far. Can they turn around and deescalate this thing without losing face, what would what would the other parties have them do? I'm very curious to I mean Andrew shears line is that he wants to reset the relationship? I don't know what that means. What that would look like I don't know if this is a get tough on China plant, what you're possibly to get tough perspective is that China has been sort of bucking the international order for years, and they talk a lot about rights rules, but they don't follow them themselves. The liberals have been trying to for instance, negotiate some sort of settlement, obviously on canola, but also to try to secure the release of my covert space for China's been hesitant to take meetings, high level meetings and. And we don't have an ambassador in China, currently, and the Chinese investor is leaving at the end of the month. He's been quote unquote promoted to Paris. So now he hasn't exactly been, I think particularly easy to work with. And obviously, if you remember back to John McCallum, who was retired by premise, true toe that relationship wasn't particularly productive. I think either so they're caught. So I don't know what they do in, in lection year because even if the get tough on China rhetoric might play well to some it's not going to serve the country. Well, conserved, canola farmers is not going to serve detained Canadians is not going to serve two Canadians, who are right now have been
President Xi Jinping, China And Italy discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe
"President Xi Jinping has arrived in Rome with the populist government. They're eager to lead European nations into signing up for China's belt and road initiative. That's despite warnings from the US and European allies. Italian ministers say the so-called new silk road is already in Europe with the railhead in Germany. But Italy's move could encourage a unified e u strategy for joining China's global projects, I do think that Italy leading the remaining European countries along the silk road could actually in ties other countries to join and maybe former like we save a European unified strategy vis-a-vis the development of Africa Middle East and other countries around the silk
"silk roads" Discussed on The Bitcoin Podcast
"Like, what Ross said was innovative in the sense that it was the actual. It was an actual tangible proof of concept for bitcoin. Curious. It's still it's still mentioned as like the biggest oats bitcoins us for like these kinds of transactions. People are still talking about silk road. Like, that's how innovative it was man. So I for any innovators just like out there listening like don't be afraid, you know, create but freight with good intention, and that's just something that emotion is talking about. Because a lot of these people that are in this space in particular crypto blockchain I'd like I've had talks with are not here to innovate through just here to, you know, get paid and then and then make an exit Ryan kind of believed that mess with whoever got trapped with it. It's unfair. It's really like unfortunate by like if you're really looking into band really looking to build like, we we will see that like you. And I when we sit down with you. We will see that exactly think. Yeah. Please anybody this listening. I want you to Ross Albright or Toshinaga Moto the fuck out of this whatever you're doing. Apply. Like seriously, like apply that you know, what I'm saying? Like, I'm a big fan of Asian. I'm a big gun for free thinkers, you know, what I'm saying. You know, basically opinions in the things that you form in your mind off of yourself, and your experiences in an also obviously taking in everything else around you don't necessarily just be okay. I hear this. Oh, that's it right now for, you know, find a way to form your own opinion on I felt like when people do that in a think outside that box. That's where innovation happened in ask where mazing things take place in a I mean worlds, just get completely volved fairly changed. I couldn't agree more, bro. I honestly couldn't. I think that I think that just with anything, right? Like even outside of the space just anything that you do. Right. Are you innovating like are you improving yourself, are you kind of taking those fears that you have and conquering them making them knowns rights, so fear, the unknown, bro. John kim. I just John Kim was a legend. I sat down that means. He's an evangelist for right? And he's also the body yard. I believe the CO like when 'em fight sat down him. He spoke, Washington Lee. And dude, he was telling me some really crazy stuff to the point. Where by the end of the interview I had to take a step out. I was so emotionally drained because. Yeah, man, this guy is just preaching some real stuff. So what he said to me about people in particular is that we fear. What we don't know. And I asked him straight up. I was like what would you tell that person? That's working that nine to five job that kind of that, you know. Is wanting more out of life once more fulfillment? Has this idea has had ideas for so long and has never executed in such a manner. What would you tell that person? Do this guy blew my mind. I did not expect him to say this. He goes. I would tell them. They're not ready. He was like if you're still work if you're still there, and you're still debating it or not ready. And if you force someone to a to a position where the not ready, guess what? Like, I can inspire you for a month. And you know, you'll get off your ass. But will only be for a month. You'll go back to where you were if your mind wasn't ready to receive it..
"silk roads" Discussed on The Bitcoin Podcast
"And products will build solutions that are meant to solve one problem specifically right in a legal manner. You know, what I'm saying like thinking about what he thinks about silk road. That was essentially a decentralized anonymous. Third party brokering system foreign exchange of goods and services. That's all that it was. But what it manipulated morph into an eye module? I was there. I saw that website before it got taken down. I've seen spin ups like it like Gora. I mean, there's a there's infinite now, but think about just that platform, and I'm I don't I don't know frost met to do it like that for these specific use cases of drugs weapons, you know, contraband, all this black market shit. I don't know if he meant that. But he built that platform at he never saw any of those things he never physically held the drug. She never physically held any of the weapons. He wasn't. He wasn't sending them receiving them. Nothing. He just had created the platform. He was the coder. He was the engineer at a now he's spending to you know, to life term sentences man, it's it's unnerving a little bit. Like sometimes I think from creating Sam. Point when I'm when I'm developing something, or I Concepcion something like is can this be, you know, also used for evil like end to what extent you're I mean, that's kind of. I think that's the fucked up part about what happened to him is because I'm just like seriously. You know, I mean, again, I I, you know, I I can't speak for him and say, okay, what was your intent throughout the whole duration of the silk world with during creating get all the way up into the moment to where you know, we've got now. But at the same time, I mean, I mean, you think about blockchain chaining crypto, courtesy think about how many people operate in this space anonymous because they worry about similar things in essence like that's it be Be like like that. that. You know, is it be you know, why why is it? I mean, and that's one thing. I think about why why just because that person being the creator of it, especially if the end of the reason, why was created wasn't the results of all of the negative stuff to happen. Why does he have to do to fucking lifetime sentences for that? It's not. It's really insane, bro. Yes. It's just like this is pointing the finger that I yelled, this is your fault. And I really feel like it's almost like an intimidation thing. They're just like. Yup. Our limit of eight if you want to but this is what's going to happen? If you innovate in somebody else's tastes shit. Does something wrong with this like, really? Man. I it set up proceedings. And if you really think about how that story Ross the story was morphed by the media you start to get kind of clear picture of. All right. Who who would be of who would be interested in spinning up a story? Like, this who would be interested in making an example of of Ross Albrecht in particular with silk road. I mean, when you really start to think about the powers that be mean, dude, it just you go down a rabbit hole that you really can't find the answer to. Because it's the same shit. They do with crypto was same thing. They do when they talk about, you know, the dark web, you know yard. You know, how it is? The media's Meno take shitting spin it until the Disney and falls. Like NC? That's another thing. That's again, why love doing these conversations in these podcasts hundred people in these positions. Like, for example, you haven't had had that conversation with Lynn, you have a perspective. Now that comes from a source outside of the media to me, which is the most important source. You can have especially talking to somebody who like yourself. I believe is extremely credible in talks with a certain level of ethics. That is commendable like that you do substitute for that. Like, none. So. Yeah. Other than talking to lead herself a Ross himself. So I if you know something like that is so important, man. Get in that information is the real shit. That's what's important. Yeah. Man, nothing to just from innovating standpoint..
Google Fined $57 Million Under New European Law
"The. This is news briefing on Tanya. Bruce does reporting from the newsroom in New York. Google has been fined fifty seven million dollars in the biggest penalty yet under a new European law. In question is Google not going far enough in getting valid user consent to gather data for targeted advertising, were sorting. It all out and figuring out what it means down the road for Google globally after these Ted lines. Facebook's. What's at messaging service is limiting users ability to forward content is an effort to rein in the ways the popular platform allows the spread of misinformation the move which follows months of criticism over the company's response to such incidence is one of the bigger challenges. Facebook has made to one of its core services in response to political pressure. What's apps more than one billion global users can now only foreword material to five individual users or groups at once that's down from twenty likely change won't be significant for most casual users, but could be a major one for the hundreds of millions of people in the developing world who use it as a primary source of sharing news. What's up said in a release that it has been testing the forwarding limit for six months and would continue to listen to feedback. Opening the door for more changes or rollback should users revolt. The disappointing performance of Apple's iphone X are is rippling through the global supply chain. We land in Japan where a leading major Japanese. Supplier for the model is seeking a bailout from an investor group from China and Taiwan Japan display Inc is an advanced talks with Taiwan's teepee holdings and Chinese state owned silk road fund about an investment that would include a stake of thirty percent with the possibility of greater control later in the latest lineup of iphones only. The ex- are uses liquid crystal displays the type in which Japan display specializes in and that model has fallen far short of apples expectations. Nonetheless, Japan display may still have some value to an Asian buyer given its experience in mass production and close ties to apple Japan display plans to use the invested money for day to day operations and hopes to announce a deal as soon as mid February and the latest trend in mobile gaming stock trading ups, apps such as Robin Hood, and we bowl are drawing in young and often inexperienced investors. And the journal says it's bringing the ability to make foolish decisions to an ever broader swath of people. The ability of robinhood another apps to draw customers is reflective of. Individual investors. Leaps into the stock market journal goes on to say the ability of robinhood and other apps to draw customers is reflective of individual investors. Leaps into the stock market after sitting out most of a decade long bull run this past year since launching in twenty thirteen Robin Hood in particular has amassed about six million clients is gained one million alone. Since last July and has more users than trade coming up. What fifty seven million dollar fine means for Google and data privacy protection? A French regulator. Find alphabets Google fifty six point eight million dollars the biggest penalty yet under a new European privacy law. We note as the European Union wide general data protection regulation GDP are which went into effect. Last year doesn't unprecedented penalty make new advances in the fight for privacy protection. Let's get more from Wall Street Journal reporter Sam Schechner, he is on the scene at Davos at the moment, actually and is chiming in in a pinch. Thanks as always fence. We got here because privacy activists say there really isn't a question about this debate where they coming from they use a term, but Google obviously rejects enforced consents, where they say that it's so complicated. Defined the ways to turn off the consent. If people just quick the blue box that says, okay, I agree and that that is valid consent. And in this case Francis privacy regulator agreed with them Google fights back how with this argument a little bit more. On where they're coming from. And you know, we're they're gonna come from bigger picture. What does it do with this problem on its hands? Now that a precedent has been set here. Not that not that complicated. But the, you know, the broader question here is that this is a starting gun for a bunch of litigation that's going to start hiring up in various countries across the view as decision start to come in Ireland's going to start issuing decisions in a bunch of aces that it has involving other companies, and those are going to end up in court and in coming months and years, we're going to start to see what ballad consent really is and Google is not exactly gonna go hungry from any eight figure fine. But you know, maybe this does set an example, what else has been happening throughout Europe in terms of some noise being made in this arena, where what other countries, do you think we might look to next first of all about the finding a right that the fine is not that big for Google. But it's certainly a shot across the bow. In terms of the countries the way the way that GDP are works. The country were. Your headquarters as in Europe is going to be the one that's your lead privacy. Regulator which means the Irish regulator is really powerful. Helen dickson. The data protection protection Commissioner there has privacy oversight for Google Facebook Twitter a bunch of other big tech firms. That's going to mean that a lot of cases are going to come from their big European board where they will make joint decisions on some of these cases. So we may start to see some of these cases of fear before the European data protection board just to at another acronym. Jumble. You always on us in with the latest from overseas. And we always appreciate it. Sam schechner. Thank you so much and up to soon, that's it for the tech news briefing reporting from the newsroom in New York on tiny boosters, thanks for listening.
These 1,000-year-old, blue-specked teeth could rewrite medieval history
"Where they scrape your teeth, and they take is called dental calculus or tartar off your teeth is that lesson for any. No. But luckily that is a relatively new thing and back in the day. And like medieval times, people were not having their teeth scraped every three to six months, and I say lucky because there's precious information hidden in that dental calculus may be able to learn about the oral microbiomes of the people who live in the past and also about different diseases that they might have had. And now, it's also telling us things about their occupations what they did every day or or kinds of chemicals encountered in their lives. I have Christina Warner here. She's gonna talk about some dental calculus that was contaminated with a blue mineral, so Christina. What did you find these blue particles associated with dental calculus on these remains was when we first saw them? I mean, probably the last thing I would have expected to find we were trying to look at it in house. Yeah. We expected the bacteria has after all calculus is made a plaque dental plaque. Which is made up of bacteria, and we expected to find little bits of food because when you're alive, and you have plaque on your teeth, and you're eating or your smoking or your breathing and pollen all these little things. Get stuck in your plaque overtime, the plaque calcified at mineralized in your mouth from the minerals in your saliva. In fact, it's the only part of your body that fossilising while you're still alive, and this actually happens over and over again these layers actually build up almost like tree rings or layers of an onion. So after you've calcified one layer you'll form another layer that apply can keep doing it. This woman that we looked out. We actually cross section debt, and there were so many layers. It really looked like this calculus hadn't been removed in twenty or twenty five years that had so many layers built on top of each other. But for an archaeologist this is a gold mine. It's like a time capsule that tells the story of of this woman's life. What was the first thought from the group if you know, they saw these little blue flecks in in her teeth under the microscope? We had no idea what it was. We could be some sort of contaminant is there's something in soil. That's blue. Yeah. No, no. There's not we looked into extensively actually blue minerals are very rare. They tend to be things you have to mind from deep in the earth. They don't occur in surface sediments. So we thought well, maybe maybe it's a it's a mineral of some kind, and maybe it's a paint. Because certain was so blue was Royal blue the brightest brightest blew it looked like Robin's eggs tiny little, Robin. I bet it. I was probably as right as right is a pretty common mineral, it's a pretty inexpensive mineral, and it's really widespread across Europe. And it was used by are in the middle ages. I was pretty sure it was as right? It ended up being fairly complicated to identify for a number of reasons. One is as we were looking at it the blue began to fade and disappear. Oh, yeah. This happened over and over again it took a while. I figure out what was happening, and we finally figured it out when you wanna look at calculus under a microscope. You can't just put under microscope. It's too compacted. And you have to break it up and the usual way of doing this is to apply a little bit of weak acid, and it just dissolves the mineral enough to allow the particles to come out. It turns out that many mineral pigments are actually unstable in the presence of acid and they lose their color. That's what we were seeing. So that gave you a clue that maybe it wasn't as right? We'll also breaks down from we actually tested many different reference, pigments and determine which were stable in. Which were not. So like cobalt blues is stable. But as right is not and Lashley was not there, aren't that many lose that were available to the medieval painter, they had a admitted access of the blues that they had available to most blue because of particular element. So cobalt blue is split because cobalt, Azure is blue because of copper, Vivian. I is blue because iron Rapids Lashley, actually, not one mineral. It's a bunch of minerals together. Blue component is called laterite. There's also white minerals in they're called slug apply and also pyrite the golden flex that. People often recognize one thing your paper reminded me of is that in a television show, and they say what is this mineral residue and just handed to the lab and that have hands and back and answer is never that easy. You had to go through a lot of steps to identify. What exactly was going on here on these T? So what were some of the tests that you had to subject this mineral to will the trouble with Lazarie? The blue mineral is that there's nothing unusual. About it. In terms of its elements made up of the same elements that are found in soil just configured very differently into in their mineral structure, and so we use a technique called Rahman spectroscopy which actually allows us to look more at the mineral structure itself, and that we were able to get a very good match for lodge right after we identified the blue crystals as being a match using two different methods for laterite. We thought let's test some of these white particles that ordinarily would completely ignore and they turn out to flog apply laterite and flog pie only Coker together in legislation that gave you that confidence that you what you are looking at. But it's really surprising that that's what you're looking at. It was extremely surprising. This Lashley was one of the most expensive and rarest artists materials of the middle ages. We did not expect to find it. I think it's hard for us understand how expensive it was. And how difficult it would have been to get their lap. Lashley only had one source during the middle ages, and that WAS FG. Anniston? So this pigment had to traveled from its source in Afghanistan overland along the paths of the silk road, basically at through the Islamic world. Whereas probably refined into a pigment traded up into Venice. And then distributed into Europe made in extraordinary six thousand kilometer journey to make it into the mouth of this very ordinary one about that in women. What about that last little bit of the journey? How would it end up in her mouth? I mean, there's no way this could happen completely Occidental's. She must have been exposed in a very intimate way. But help Osprey happen. Now, we spent a long time debating what the possible scenarios could be. I have my favorite. It's not the one that it is my favorite is all the the book kissing that people were doing it. The look if think has so so this is really incredible during the middle ages, but but actually later than the that was eliminated it. Yeah. Yeah. During the fourteenth century, there's this sort of fat. Bad for what they call emotive devotional osculation so says like intense kissing books, and the idea was to become very affectionate with the images. Eventually they started creating these little osculation targets at the bottoms of the pages to try to encourage priests, for example to kiss the target and not the face of Jesus because it was wiping away face that one was discarded because it was it wasn't the timing wasn't right. And let's turn to one of the what are the likely scenarios in which woman would have introduced us into her mouth. So he came up with two of the we thought were more likely that either she was trying to produce a pigment herself. And thus may have inhaled some of the dust, and that was so she would probably producing it either for herself or one of her sisters or she was an artist herself with the first scenario, although it's possible. I don't think it's likely for one reason. And that is because if you just take lapis largely Sony new grind now you'll. Will get a really dull gray pigment. It's not nice. It has too much of the flog pie and other minerals inside that dole the color. So what you have to do is you have to refine it and the technique use to refine lavishly at this time wasn't really known in Europe. It was primarily performed in in the Islamic world. But what I think is probably the most likely is that she was an artist herself, we do know from some artists manuals around the same time that one technique for producing a really fine point for for fine painting work involved. Compressing the the paintbrush between the lips the lap is largely was quite distributed through her mouth zone. It wasn't Dustin one place. It was also really disperse. So it didn't seem to have been incorporated as a paint, for example, if she had kissed it had gotten stuck an also there are some really amazing letters from right around the same time period. Maybe a little bit later. Also in Germany where there is a men's monastery. There's an or Mario. Who is the keeper of the books and he had commissioned the production of several new books from a neighboring women's community. So when you say when you say she was an artist it's more about eliminating manuscripts than it is about making paintings, correct? It was very likely for eliminating manuscripts. Because it was a lot of book production right at this time. It gives evidence that women were producing books and they were producing important books. Yeah. But unfortunately, these letters don't stay which pigments were being used we can tell by the amount of silk, and the amount of parchment that he was sending for these books to be made that they would have been quite nice books. Is there anything else from the grave site or from the ruins of the monastery where where this this remains were or anything else there that would help with that the women's community from the letter was different one. Okay. Not this community. The remains of from a site called doll. Heim doll Heim is located in western Germany and today. It's actually the site of museum about monasteries and the cemetery that we focused on was one of the very associate with one of the earliest religious communities that was founded in this area, and it was a women's community with interesting about all Heim is almost nothing survives at all. Today. You can go and visit and I recommend doing. So it's really fun. But all that's left of the women's community is the stone Dacians, none of the walls. Are there? There's no art that survives. There's not a single book that survives this poor women's community, which at its at its height supported actually, very small group of women. Only about a dozen women live there at any given time it underwent multiple fires burned to the ground multiple times. It was sacked in at least to battle. It was hit by plague and eventually it was abandoned during another war and a non was murdered and the whole community fell apart this was centuries later, and then later a group of monks moved in and they built a monastery, and that's the monastery. That actually release revives there today. And that today is really the museum people go to visit. But you can still find this kind of traces of this little women's what they call a frown closer this little women's monastery, a little women's community still bear the church foundations and the foundations of of the place where they lived, but it's very small kind of tucked away and forgotten. It's like had just been a rate how absolutely race. And so to me that was something that was so interesting is in this totally unexpected context from this very ordinary seeming woman from the cemetery we've been able to identify someone who was likely in live, quite extraordinary person. She must have been a very talented artists, and I say artists here because lapis Lashley was not used by scribes who is not used typically to write words, it was used to illuminate pictures. Wow. That is amazing. So other other remains from the
"silk roads" Discussed on Casefile True Crime
"Tone on the auction was hold the process bitcoin had gone up said that we're able to get fifty million the fbi also fanta followed other contained all the process employee a on days that he kept his pot if he's security measures one of those days belong to roger thomas clock a fifty four euro canadian men the fbi homeland security in the day the lay rojas thomas clock is variety terms they tracked him down hiding out in a hotel room in toilet he was arrested and is still being held in thailand awaiting extradition to the united states where he is expected to face troll for narcotics trafficking and money laundering in total more than one hundred people were arrested in forty three different countries who day the bhutto sold from silk road or worked fissile correct could a screen who russ paid nope to kill was facing up to forty years in prison however the judge took into account that could as was tortured and had amid a fake but government officials so we gave him a sentence of tom served could us now so silk road hats tshirts and is ruining a memoir or he's taunt as a silk road you play as venkov force the baltimore day aging who posed as note on silk road he was given an award for his work on the case colleague and good about going in the same direction as curtis and contacted book publishes and studios in hollywood he wanted to sell the story of the day agent who helped bring down silk road but it wasn't long before things started falling apart for call the fbi and to the irs had been tracing the coins that had entered and left so crowd they found that some bitcoin's went straight into an account but call force they started an undercover investigation on him and they begin funding other things they found especially incriminating messages to.
"silk roads" Discussed on Casefile True Crime
"At three fifteen p m in sought the lottery russ was staring at his computer when he heard a loud scream coming from behind him the scream was from a woman she haute fuck you to a man standing by szott russ was start open turned around to say what was going on the man had his face race and was a bit the punched the woman but the punch never came ross was confused and turn back to his luck talk but it wasn't bad the man and woman pretending to argue where fbi agents the to cross by the onset screamed at him to stay still another agent and taken russ's computer away from him while he was distracted by the fake argument agent brophy appeared and handcuffed for us that he made him stand up and walked to the door of the law breeding with tom belen jarred while whiting toubon charred escorted ross hale saw the lottery and russ us what he was being charged with tomba held up the pace of paper the united states of america first ross william albrecht i k i dread poorer of its aka date payout aka silk road jarred less trust with topo and returned to the luxury he saw that ross was locked into the main administrator section of silk road the sucrose support page and torch had were ripe in as well which shut the conversation jarred had just been having with him through cerus his account thomas kean and carefully carried the laptop out of luxury and into a waiting vehicle he had to make sure the laptop remained on at all times so as he sat with it in a car he moved his finger on the mass pat regularly so it was never out of activity kim was driven to a special van that was a mobile computer forensics latin he started going through russ's laptop with another computer expert one of the first things they did was look for any traps lucky coo's which the agents checked carefully and are that the next ten out what's the laptops contents were backed up six tones fbi agents conducted a.
"silk roads" Discussed on Casefile True Crime
"And kept going until he fans the next available place that i'd want for the glenn park lottery the moment ross walked into the lottery computer scientist thomas and followed him he'd been instructed the cape annoying ross's computer at all times so he took up a positioning so odd undercover surveillance agents had already followed grossing as well agent tobbaco sat down next the jarred out so at the library jarred was keeping a close on his laptop waiting for the dread porat rub robots to reconnect to the stuff chat on so growth tapo had given strict instructions to all of the other agents present to white for jr to get chatting with the dread part robots on the silk road employee chat before anyone made to move against him jarque kept looking at the screen anxiously minutes sink what galas and to foreign away at 300 pm the dread par rubbish reconnected to the superfoods stuff trip jr took he's opportunity and using the silk road employees account of serious that he had taken i've he taught hot but there was no response jarque kip looking at the screen withing after one minute past he tried again the you then thirty long seconds ticked bore the drip park roberts responded chart talked how you doing the draft part rubbish chances on i k u jarred said goud can you check out one of the flag messages for me jared news at the dread port robots could only access the flag messages from the main administrative section of silk road otherwise known as the mosque demoted section if they cool ross in that part of the sought to was game ivo designedly the dread par aerobics could access it another long been at passed before the dread part roberts he hinted chiule lemme logan.
"silk roads" Discussed on Casefile True Crime
"The team on the ground and to make sure everything was ready when ta bell reigned that in san francisco he realized there was a problem and dicle jarred day geoghegan to join him jarred was back in chicago still pretending to be silk road employ a serious when he found out he was needed in san francisco he arranged for another homeland security agent to pose poses serious while he was on the plane jar then mode backing a serious when he landed in san francisco as soon as jarred landed he met with aging cristaldo and two other men one of them was named grocery especial agent with the fbi new york and the other men was thomas keenan the computer scientists from the fbi sauber com division kenyan was there to take care of russell left off to the arrest it was imperative that the laptop stayed open and pale would own inflammation lock ross posting on forms about silk road and logging onto his computer at the exact same thomas the dread poorer rub its logged on silk road would be with nothing without the contents of his computer a lawyer could easily argues that was nothing more than a coincidence and the fact the fpr needed ross's laptop to make a case was part of the problem tomba was now facing tom bell explained that the team responsible for the arrest wooden bay the fbi change from new york that would be a local taint from san francisco although the fbi investigation was conducted in the new york office when it came to arrests there was a matter jurisdiction that had the be respected said because ross was in san francisco the san francisco tame would make the arrest the problem vein the san francisco tame went part of the investigation they didn't know much about ross so the dread par rubbers and went fully aware of the implications if they didn't get access to his laptop bull the san francisco new was that ross was considered extremely dangerous they had seen the chart logs from the server way he ordered at the mood is of could a screen friendly chemist tiny seventy six and attorneys three partners so because of the san francisco team was going to arrest him with the assistance of a swat team swat nine for entering pices and defrost hood than coming it would give him.
"silk roads" Discussed on Casefile True Crime
"Message from the dread pirate robots offering a paid moderate is job but before he would put her on the payroll he recorded driver's license will possible jared arranged affect jarvis lost since with the photograph of a female tsa agent insent madrid pirate rub it's the all day it only took a few minutes for the dread poorer rub it's to respond and put serious to work it was a huge breaking the investigation by august jarred was working in the chicago homeland security office by die and working a serious the so growth moderate about not and it was at this time he was asked the flaw to new york to assist the fdr sauber krone division when he got to the fbi offices in new york age increased topo show jarred the computer whether i had reconstructed silk road from the falls on the server judge stood at the computer and afterwards he stared at a nearby wall that had an eight foot long piece of paper stuck owner devereaux a pay addresses written down on the paper with descriptions of wet hrpa address was located as jarred kept these always on the paper ta bell explained to him some of the different dresses they had one was a server for the czech clients have so garage and other was a serve at the stood the b coins from the saw another was for the mosque them on section of the sought which was dread pirate rub it section as the main administrator as talbott continued explaining the numbers jarred notice the name maimi taibbi seen san francisco bellow explained that it was a cafe and someone had logged in and try to a rice's silk road serve a from that uh because of that the fbi had a theory that the dread part rubber to say the least had visited or even possibly still leaves in san francisco and had used the cafes watfa to access silk road although as tall bill explained to jarred as quoted in the book american kingpin go nick tilton no much can do with it what am i going to do send an fbi agent into a coffee shop in san francisco and tell them to look for someone on a laptop but.
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"And said his name was joshua terry he gave his new room nights aback backstory for joshua one that was very similar to his own he ordered fico days for his new identity from silk road but those fico days were intercepted but customs and border protection and did i had passed them onto the homeland security office in san francisco now two agents from homeland security would knocking on russia's door ross froze when he saw the agents disorder could only made one thing but he managed to compose himself and open the door dhs agents asked him to step aside and roskam claude the agent showed him the fico days ross didn't utter arab would but he couldn't afford the fear on his face was shaking this was it is westfield a counter it was alive they demanded to say he's rely day ross handed at iva in the agents did some checks but nothing flagged the agents could see an notice he was and i told him to settle down that went going to arrest him ever few psycho days i just wanted information waited to get the old days from rustu wasn't sure what was happening but i trunk treat him did i know everything de agents tried to put humidity's again we done when a formal statement or anything he doesn't have to incriminate yourself just tell us in hop pathetic goals how we would go about getting some of as made up ross started to believe they had no idea who we really was he loosened up he told the agents that what pathetically anyone could go online to the dock web to a place called silk road and boy anything they want it the agents had no idea what silkroad loss they won on any of the toss forces they weren't trying to make a case against silk road will the dread poorer robots i just wanted to know about the on days the agents believed everything checked and dos ross for phone number in case they needed to get back in touch with him he said he didn't have one but he did give them the fight gain knowledge office frac though form at two mile dot com the sink francisco homeland security agents thank for us and left it at that for the time being rush shut.
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"Mutiny. At the same taught, Russ thought it would be a good idea to run a promotion. He called it a great 420 sale and give away. On April 20th 2012 the world's official marijuana day. The biggest of a silk road saw Likud sales started at 420 p. m. on Friday April 20th into ended at 520 pay PM on Sunday April twenty second. For those forty nine hours a boy I could win a prize every four hundred and twenty seconds. Four hundred twenty processing total. The big prize was a troop Patou for twelve days with two thousand dollas included for expenses. Every time a person might have purchase that would own a ticket to be added to the draw for the big prize. So essentially, the more drugs you board, the more chances you had of winning holiday. In addition, Ross added a ten percent discount on every product. This was made possible as Ross didn't charge commission for the duration of the site will encourage Sylla's to pass citing on to the boys. One Ciller in particular was very excited about the sale. He went by the name tiny seventy six Tony seventy seeks had the greatest reputation Edible, the Sylla's on silk road. He's reviews at writings were constantly one hundred percent positive. No one ever compliant. He was also very helpful And Polat to everyone on the Sewa. When the great 420 Sal and give a white cane Tony seventy six announce several benefits. First, he offered discounts fall Lodge at than ten percent. Second, He was opening up these products to international boys. Previously. He'd only sell to US boys. And third, He started this, I'll lowly 24 hours before the official launch. He only had one condition which he outlined in the following message. A can't afford to have so much money, torn up in escrow and have it affect more ability to reload on product if you're uncomfortable funnel washing early or completely understand. But it's not optional for these auto and auto voice you to note ODA. Tony seventy six was doing what the dread par rubber to explicitly call PayPal note to did tiny wanted PayPal to deal with Saudi escrow system and pay him before I go pet drugs. In other circumstances, But as we defend this proposal suspicious, But it wasn't the first time the tiny 76 had requested this and everything had gone smoothly on those previous occasions. He had an impeccable reputation and people were happy to formalize early with you. Tony seventy 76 throw after touring the sale. He was the number one syllabi far. In fact, he salt so many drugs that on April twenty fees he released a message for old boys that he would be taking his listings Danny twelve hours storms. So we could catch up on the side of odors. So if you wanted something he had to getting quick. Boys scrambled to get the road is in Ontorio's from one of the most trusted so us on silk road. It's estimated that Tony 76 made a quarter of a million dolars in that one weekend of the site will. But no one a good that drugs. Tony seventy six had you sucrose biggest sale to play the biggest game? Anyone on the sought had info pulled off. But boys complained, the response from the dread par rubbet was short and concern us. He explained that silk road Zanskar system avoid its games like this, And it was the boys decision to disrespect that system. Therefore No one was getting refunded. may Mall Garaudy Giants. Go back to Ross with Samantha. He had done some digging in spoken to several papal and it seemed Ross's fees would real. There was talk of mutiny. Settlers went show what we going to do yet, but they had three options. He mourned one was delayed silk road and moved to black market reloaded. And you saw the hit emerge that followed the same, oh, dear silk road, but without any libertarian ordeals. But it also That was truly underground. It hadn't made the mainstream press yet And the Yona same more than happy to keep it under the right on the second option being considered was facilites to build their Ryan sought to compete with silk road. In the third option was to hack into silk, correct? And take of a full command of it. The auction that scared Ross, the most was the third one. He knew the security was still Sukh Road's main year, and it was routed these Tong that roster saved. The message from an you use code knob offering to bought sought knob was the account day aging Call forcing created. Rossi answered, Nope. Smith each sang all night into the idea. What did you have a moment? Nope, told him that in order to make an official off, he would need to say so grades financials which included sales upgrade costs salaries for administrators and monitors and any other costs. With this information call thought it would assist the investigation, but giving Warne forcement a clearer picture of just how big silk road woes. But Ross didn't share those numbers. He was the only person with access to them. Not even variety Judge knew the exact numbers. And he was his main adviser. Ross's answer instead was. A think in office for the entire operation would need to be non tickets for me to consider. The figure Russ was asking fool wasn't five from one billion dolars. Call force newly philosophies chair Emini drugs were being distributed only sought. If that was the asking price. He composed himself in taught the response. Oh, could pay no one Figards but oh no choice who cried is worth that as of now? Instead, he offered what he called a spin-off. The idea was to create a market for the Magic deal is that would be cold masters of the Silk Road in this market, the major dealers would get to selling hundreds of kilos. No Grenon did the dread par robots that he knew a lot of smuggling route, so life of the world, And so he could hope make it happen. He off a two million dollas to have twenty percent ownership with the masters of the silk road. The idea intrigued to us and he wanted to learn more from then on knob, and the dread part rub started to communique regularly. Ross had no idea. He was really speaking to a day aging and called force had no idea about the true identity of the dread rub. It. But it was a promising start To be continued.
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"Before he left Austin and headed to bundle Russell brick Ted to take care of Lucent Richard. Breach It was his friend from the University of Texas, who he had gold to help with the programming and coding of silk road in the very beginning. Ross had refused to tell him what the programming cutting was full breach degrade to help and did not ask any questions. But when Ross asked him for more help bridge should refused. He said he wasn't going to help him anymore unless he knew what the project woes. Bros couldn't handle the coding and programming on his own. So we had no choice. He told Richard about silk road. Richard founded interesting and degrade to continue helping cross gave him drugs as payment for services and Rich and also bought trucks on his on from so crowd. But after a wall breach, It started to feed the consequences of Banco And he stopped hoping. Ross new Richard was a loose end, and he paid him a visit before leaving first. Rather, he told Richard about Eric has moved to Austin. The fought that happened with Julia and the post-Erika had written on his Facebook will Richard sphere increased tenfold off the hearing nuts. And he asked Ross to shot silk right down. He told him it wasn't worth going to prison full. But Ross told Rigetti couldn't shut down because it given silk road to someone else. He didn't run it anymore He was lying subscribed Bristow. He's the dismisses out Dear tying up the loose sent pretending he no longer ran the website since everyone's identity on so cried was anonymous. He told rigid. He didn't even know who the new I-in of Waugh's breach had believed him and Ross than might the moved to Estrada. lifting bond though I with you see style. He continued to manage so crowd under the cover of doing online freelance work and die trading sucked paper, went suspicious as to why he was a white Sony's computer. Who is wild living in Australia that he was contacted by user on silk road Bros had people who helped him with a soak ride forums is moderate, and he had new program as he had phantom, the saw it working for him as well. But he still had a lot of problems insecurity bridges, and a took one person to point the. Prosper's contacted by someone who called themselves for Roy, deterrence. He told Ross that he stumbled upon so crowd off the rating, the goal Karate cool. He found it hard to believe the such a web. So it could exist without banks eastbound authorities. So we Matty's why into the sucrose service look a heck of Andy and detect the false sought to make sure it wasn't actually being run by law enforcement through. Variety joins is suspicion was that if the sought hadn't been say's than perhaps it was a treat by the polite. So the day a yet. But when hacking sought, he discovered it was actually genuine. So that led him to contact Ross will suit roads administrator is variety, joins new. When he first introduced himself variety, giant said, There is an anyone who knows me even a little bit. That would have a dream of crossing me If they did dream of it. That would wake up and cold to apologize. Discount Ross's attention. The first met a variety giants wanted to address was the security of silk road Brosseau ready new security was his biggest weakness, and he was more than a good to listen to what? Variety Giants at the site. But before he goes into security variety giants wanted to make sure Ross knew what he was dealing with. He said, Not too bad Dan or or anything, but understand what we're doing falls under US drug kingpin holes which provides a maximum penalty of death upon conviction. The mandatory minimum, he's alive. Ross had done, He signed research and already knew what was at stake. So he's answer to variety giants was bowls to the wall and Dole in my friend. And with that, the two men formed the friendship, even though they had no idea who the other person really was. Garaudy joins gave Russell sorts of advice. Inducted almost walk a mental. He seemed to have far more experience and knowledge in almost everything than Ross. The conversations were recorded in folks and Han lauded in the book American kingpin. Gross asked, variety giants. What am I strengths? John's anted. You play your Qods close. You really to get that. It's gone from and games to a very serious lawful death lost all you've created. Brusque than asked, What am I witness? Giants answered. Your inability to discuss between a goddess night into Cobb ahead and to the gaping holes in your knowledge of security. Ross didn't understand the reference about the snake. So giants explained recognizing something is dangerous when you think it's Hamas. At first Ross and variety giants, talked every few days in every few hours than every few minutes. The Rhody giants was soon making joint decisions with Ross regarding silk road. Andy slowly started to ask about his personal life. In one instance, he asked Ross in real life. Is there anyone with a clue at all that you whoever you are started the silk road, go friend boyfriend Bunny, you to online buddies who you've nine for years? Grandma praised rumour stripper. Brussels reply was, Unfortunately, yes, there are two one personal probably never speak to again And the other Oh, drift away from never making the mistake of telling someone again. Some days after that conversation, variety Giants came up with an answer to Russ of problem. The away seem to know what to say and went to say, cited. He asked Ross. Have you seen the princess broad? The princess broad is a fantasy family-orientated film from 1997 based on a book by William Goldman. Ross said that he had seen it. Variety Jain said. So you know the history of the dread par rub it. The dread pirate Roberts was a character in the princess brought the wasn't one man, but a series of individuals who passed the name and reputation on to a chosen successor once they are wealthy enough to retire. And because of that, no-one, if it knew the original dread poorer Roberts watts. Variety Giants told Ross. You need to change your name for madmen to grid poorer rub it. He said by doing sir, Ross could bank Tangy story that he had given the sought to someone else, And all he knew was that the person he gave it to went by the name tread Bharat Roberts. Ross left the Audy and on February V two thousand twelve so cried I'd been announced that we're going by Nina. Tread poorer rabbits.
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"Again. Jarred drive to out hair importance, sees the pill in order to attend the address. The pill was headed to. You'd have to go with the Super Bowl us since jarred with sudden you what he's Job, who is a in the Super Bowl. I said to watch over him for the first tee. The Sukhabatar authorized the visit and awake lighter they drive to the address with the pill was headed on the north side of Chicago. They knocked on the door and a young manage it jarred offs, But David, since that's who the envelope was addressed to. The young man said David Wyss each roommate induce at work. Jarred Tuta the envelope with the pill. One showed dive. It's roommate. The roommate Taljaard that he knew about coupes He said that came from a website silk road. Jarrett had never heard of silk road and he asked the room. I would've votes The roommate guided by seek explanation of the Sautin Hill worked. He said that purchase marijuana meth and ecstasy from it in the past. Jared left the house confused. He didn't understand, yes, such a web sought could exist. He returned to the office in search for up in cases on so grudge, but he found none. He then taught so crowd into Goo to see what he could fond. He found the Golkar article and right all about it. He also fanned instructions on how to Entous who occurred the sought fascinated and petrified charred at the same torn. He couldn't stop thinking about it. And a few days later he made a decision. He was going to build a case against silk road. He went to a supervisor and presented him with an idea. He knew that a single pill would never be taken seriously, But what if he collected a lodger man of trucks than it would have to be taken seriously? Jared supervisor allowed him to take on silk road as a sword project. So Jared started collecting drugs. He went to say, the Customs and Border Protection Officer at O'Hare airport and asked him to Cape every single envelope that had drugs in So it every not jarred drove to the airport and collected whatever drugs had been chant. In about two months, he had one hundred envelopes at the end of November two thousand eleven jarred felt he had enough to make a case in together with the supervisor. They met with an assistant US attorney in Chicago, The following his staight-out in the book American kingpin bone Nick. The Jared entered the office opened backpack and through thirty envelopes onto the floor. Desist in US, Attorney just looked at him confused charred picked up H envelope and place them on the desk This one had Ellis day. This one had amphetamines destroying ketamine This one heroin distant US attorney was astonished that all of those drugs aboard Bohdan lawn and then delivered through the mile did still he thought they might be bigger fish to fry Jared was ready for that response and had prepared a speech. Jared said, This isn't about the drugs. This isn't about that one little pill. This is about the sort of a role and what it stands for. It's about how the papal on these saw it are using Arrington it built by the United States government to run an anonymous Web browser also built by the United States government. And they using the United States Postal system to circumvent the laws of your country. And there's nothing we can do to stop them. This is just the beginning. It's drugs now. The could be used for terrorism next. Imagine a worst-case scenario where a group lockout cauda uses the sought for the exact same set up to coordinate attacks against America. All with tools go by the United site The Woods sunk in with the assistant US Attorney, and after Dr amendment of consideration, he tell jarred that, Yes, he could do it He could open a case on silk road jarred Matty's plan and that the Simba he got into silk road and registered an account he started what he called pro falling his ultimate goal was to find out who ran so proud but in order to reach that person, He had to first stop with the community to begin with, he decided he would pose as a boy and purchased drugs but doing these expected to things One was that he would be able to stop pro falling Sylla's buoyed than a flying their listings on the sought, the communication three messages and their packaging techniques. And second. he would be able to gauge how much drug trafficking actually occurred on silk road. After completing a lot of paperwork to get authorisation to buy drugs, jarred was given one thousand dollars. It went on line to be choline exchange and trade at the Dulles for Bitcoin's keyboard. A total of eighteen different drugs from 18 different Sylla's in six different countries including ecstasy opium today in synthetic marijuana. Jared had the drugs delivered to a secret post office box at O'Hare airport. Can you the drugs was sent through the mile, but he didn't know how many packages actually made it to their destination after he made these purchases Jr. goodies ANSA. Out of the eye taint packages that he bore, I only one was intercepted, but customs and border protection. Another package never arrived and to the other sixteen was safely whiting theme in his post office box. Before
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"In response Ross gave a public statement of each own in the silk ride forms which had existed since the beginning of the sought Russ posted a message under the name admin, which was how will so Greg uses new when no-one Yuille sexual identity. Just that he was admitting the message, read quite. As many of you know, US Senators are aware of the sought and Daming to take it down. The door have been cost into Now, we will say how they land. We'll be diverting even more if it into cantering their attacks and making the Saudis resilient as possible, which means we may not be as responsive to messages for a wall. I'm sure this news was Skift some off, but should we win? The fought a new era will be borne. Even if we lose the genie is out of the bottle and they affording a losing war already. It's better to leave one dyas of lawn than 100 years as a win cross-handed encouraging and feel fearless on the sought things with different in real laws The Golkar article and the subsequent public statements. But to US, Senate is wrote a lot more attention to silk road in a few days, The number of registered uses on the sought, jumped from one thousand to ten thousand into the forum's what filled with endless posts. Many users who are already using the sought, What pissed off it I drink Chen's Otigo because silk road was supposed to be an underground sacred. Ross was also having problems with Bitcoin every time there was a new purchase on Assad he lost be coins. ETA designing can, and he had no idea what he was also concerned that the service would be up to handle the increased traffic to the website So he decided to do what the Senate is set off Ste he shot silk write-down It happened on June noughts I days off to the Golkar article was published. Ross started checking all of the coding and programming he'd done until he found what the problem was when he does on silk road, he'd connected. He's young account to the in the face of the website on in order to fix these, He rewrite the code and who is I would stop. He's be coins from disappearing. Every tone, those in your purchase because of the pact Ross was so inexperienced and hadn't done programming will coding. Before he realized there was a number of other potential problems on the sought that had to be fixed as well. He reopened Silkroad on June 17th But disabled the possibility for any new registrations describing tone to fix the other mistakes in his programming and curbing. Existing members of sucrose took advantage and sold their membership self, a different forms. They went to read it for chain and Bitcoin, talk and offered the silk road Ciller accounts to whoever bid the most. On June twenty seeks Rush reopened registrations when silk wrote, but he made a change. The seller accounts when you put up for auction previously a use it could simply purchase a seller can't for five hundred dollars. But now the seller cancer auctioned off one every 48 hours to the highest bidder. Ross relates to post on the sought to explain this change saying that he hoped it would May nine lead the most professional and dedicated sell us would have access to celery counts. The auctions generated a lot of action and silk road continued to grow. With the release of the Golkar radical and goal of the attention abroad thinks start at the turn for the worse between Ross and his girlfriend. Julie. When he's Bitcoin account started training due to the coating Ross in ladies computer. In fact, he had barely left is computer. It'll since who quote. He dedicated a lot of tone to his website into very little on to anything else. Then things got worse for Julia roughshod her a new product on silk road. The summit had introduced guns Julia completely disagreed with guns being available Duband silk road. She couldn't think of any good reasons why someone would win by a gun anonymously Ross believed in a person's right to defend themselves and believed that if the government could have guns than so too, should the paper. Communication between the couple's lessened into Julia disorder too late for a few days to visit her friend. Erika in New York. Julia couldn't stop thinking about Ross and supercharge A plagued us Lewis to such an extent that she ended up telling her friend Erika or about the saw it. Erika, swore should never told anyone about it. Julia returned to Austin in the beginning of September two thousand eleven She gave Ross an ultimatum, her What silk road he chose silk road. He moved into a new apartment in Austin. The still remained on relatively good terms with Julie. They still sore H other occasionally. After the break-up Julia invited her friend Erika to moves to Austin and live with a Eric and made the movies. But the living arrangements didn't Moslam. Eric and Julia wanted to score some acid for a new idea, said they went to a place where they knew that could get it easily silk road. Erica had a really bad trip which landed her in hospital. Julia didn't go with A. And when Eric a good idea, her and Julia had a huge fought. Gross up and debated Julius apartment visiting at the tone and Hey, goading between them. He ended up grubbing Erica in pushing her out of the apartment. Erakat returned to New York in the next morning Ross check these Facebook account. There was opposed on his wall for America, the red. I'm sure the authorities would like to know about Russell bricks. Drug web sought. Ross panicked and delayed the message is fast, easy coot. He called Eric her and told her that who was very sorry for what had happened was using tees and pleaded with a not to tell anyone else. Erica, great. And then hung up when he. Ross was angry. He told Tuleya that she had betrayed these trust into Now we had the lay Voss than because of her. Ross Solbes pickup truck into thing. Good is far away from most him. As he cou. He went to Bondo I in Sydney Australia. We
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"Steve's. The explanation seems simple enough to Julia, that she'd received a guarded explanation from Ross, the creator of the sought. So the next question was, how would anyone else who entered the sought know what to do? Russia and her how to step by step God that he Britain. For that purpose said the boys and Sylla's wouldn't get lost. The last question on Julius mind, what was held would anyone else now about the existence of silk road? Rossi ANSA Julia by showing her to post Cedric non Different thoughts. The first one was opposed by Britain on January twenty seven two thousand eleven he'd gone to a magic mushrooms forum, cold, the Sri Murray and registered an account under the pseudonym El toyed. After registering He posted the following message quite. But came across this web sought cooled silk road. It's a tool, hidden service that claims to allow you to buy and sell anything online anonymously on thinking of Boeing of it, but wanted to safe anyone. He had heard of it and could recommend a found at through silk road 420 dot Wordpress.com which if you have a tool Briosa direct you to the real saw. Let me know what you think. Ross played the part of being someone who is casually browsing the date weapon came across the sought by accident So we wouldn't be known as the creator. But at the same time he left every piece of information. One needed to enter silk road. As outlined in the book silk road, boy Elaine wounds being the linked to the would press saw that he created located on the regular Internet. Ray directed PayPal to the actual Lincoln the day web for anyone using a tool browser. In the would press sought, He created Ross used the name silk road 420. The number four twenty refers to April 20th deficient guy of marijuana. When a person entered the Wordpress sought and message appeared sang. This is not silk road, but you will close. Then there was a god on had a download tool and access the actual silk rights, saw it on The Dick web. Ross made his second web post about silk road to dice light on January twenty noughts two thousand eleven the second post was in a web sought code. Bitcoin tool could Dodo woke. Bitcoin was very new at this point, and people would discussing the void Bility oven, and it's possible. Uses one Use the Saint attractive was to pay for things on the date. Web. The particular form thread that Ross posted in was a discussion about using Bitcoin to buoyant, so everyone grossest post threat quite What an awesome threat legalize have a ton of Grado IDs as anyone saying silk road yet it's going to lock in anonymous. I'm his own dot com or die thinks I have heroin may, but they selling other stuff. They basically use Bitcoin and tour to broker anonymous transactions. Those no familiar with tool can go to silk road 420 Don't Wordpress.com for instructions on how to access the Doda onion. So I. Let me know what you guys think. The two foreign posts by Ross attracted PayPal to silk road on its opening day. However, now onboard anything, but it wasn't long before they were soon not only with people Visiting silk road Duband. So they themselves what promoting the sought? Chattha started to appear on forums and even on one online radio show. On the radio show The host I did That 28 transactions had occurred on silk road in the first two waves that with thirty listings of different drugs and one hundred fifty one registed uses. Silk Road continued to grow and to less than one month light o- on April eleven two thousand eleven the number of registered it said, grown to one thousand. The way transaction was night was that the I would Entous silk road saved the products available and choose what I wanted, that it to a cop. Exactly. Lucky would on any normal website Fluconazole than the boy would check out. And might they purchase. Once the purchase was made, the funds of the by would be retained bus silk road in an escrow account until the boy was satisfied with the purchase. Once the drugs Go to the boy's house or on the place of choice, they release the funds from the escrow account to the cell. The white silk road made money was by acting as the third person in the transaction because the transaction was made through silk road, and the funds were retained for the safety of both Byron sell. So grudge Josh, the Commission for its services had the toll on the commission was six point two three percent per transaction. One of the biggest breakthrough sucrose chafed was allowing able to get drugs delivered to that harm luck. Any other online purchase H Sylla had a different method of hotting jokes said I wouldn't get detected by the authorities. Some were much better than others. Ross's method for his magic mushrooms was the first wrapped them up in the plastic zip block back. Then he put a second wrapping on them from his good wagon books on lawn stool. So the drug delivery was discussed as a book. Lastly, he'd printing at the name and address of the boy rather than Auden. Hey, believed that this would look no business Larkin professional. And thus would attract less attention.
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"But you have to admit constantinople especially after the age of basil the bogor slayer begins to decline and baghdad is awesome nine hundred thousand ad 1100 baghdad is clearly the world kozel pollin said is the greatest is a crossroads of the world it has replaced constantinople in a lot of ways as the terminus of the silk road silk road all those things from china and india are going to flow into it because baghdad his where where babylon was it's the natural place for east and western trade to meet and to all those tributaries of the silk road are flow into baghdad here's the problem though we are not going to conquer people to make the muslim we are going to convince them that they want to be muslim because we are going to have the greatest life on earth and by one thousand ad we will but the problem is is we're desert nomads we're dome were tough but we're dumb why would anyone want to become like us and so what the a bassett's do is absorb other people's culture other people's ideas were going to build a big city we're going to base it on constantinople we're going to absorb indian math roman engineering we're going to have baths we're going to have sewer systems we're going to have sex sidewalks and litsch streets just like roman city is dead we're going to use greek philosophy aristotle and plato survive a lot because.