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"six hour" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"We will continue to fight for justice. And for mister rogers and push back against efforts to further restrict voting rights. Only he had been a white guy casting vote in the name of a dead relative for donald trump right. Can't we all agree that that's the way that i will also tell you that. The texas attorney general. Ken paxton is put on his own statement tonight. Sort of at least he has tweeted. He refers to a local public radio news article. That broke the news of her. Roger's arrest as quote this liberal. Npr article can paxton says. Quote harvest is a harvest is a felon rightly barred from voting under texas law. I prosecute voter fraud everywhere. We find it and ken paxton prosecutes it whenever he wants to as well it would seem and wherever he wants to the alleged illegal voting harvest. Rogers is accused of took place almost a year and a half ago. It's not like he was hiding it like. I said he was a national media. Figure for a hot minute because he had to cast his vote after that six plus hour wait before heading off to his other job but apparently this is the moment to arrest him to lock him up on one hundred thousand dollars bail and to bring charges against him. That could put him in jail for decades. This is the moment for some reason. Now and up today as republican legislators gathering the texas state capitol to try to make it harder for texans who looked like hervas rogers to vote and just in time for ken paxton to give his big headline speech at cpac this weekend in dallas before donald trump takes the stage. There i should also tell you. Texas attorney general. Ken paxton himself is under. Indictment on securities fraud charges in the state of texas has been for years texas attorney general. Ken paxton is currently under. Fbi investigation for abusing his office to allegedly benefit a wealthy campaign donor. An elaborate scheme that was so egregious and over the top. Seven of paxton's top deputies. In the attorney general's office reported him to law enforcement authorities. Texas attorney general. Ken paxton who is currently under investigation by the texas state bar to determine whether his efforts to overturn the twenty twenty presidential election based on bogus fraud claims amount to professional misconduct. That should result in him. Losing his law licence remember when he tried to get the texas. Excuse me remember when he tried to get the united states supreme court to toss out of their states presidential votes for biden and declared donald trump the winter four george dead parents signature in order to vote for trump slap on the wrist. Maybe try to overturn a whole democratically. Decided election you get the attorney general of texas. Even if you're already under indictment but wait in line for over six hours to cast a vote. A few weeks before your parole is up. You get locked up with bill. You cannot possibly pay charged in a county that seems designed to ensure an all white jury for you threatened with decades in prison seems to be where we are joining us now is texas state. Representative nicole collier. She represents part of fort worth. She's also chair of the texas legislative black caucus representative. Call your thank you for taking time to be here with us on a friday night. I really appreciate it. Thank you joe. Appreciate being here. Obviously i'm talking about a couple of different things that are happening at once here. This case of mister rogers his arrest these potential charges against him and the texas special session right now to try to restrict voting rights across the state Let's start with the second one of those. I what is at stake in this special session and do you think that there is any hope of holding off changes to texas law well. The republicans.
"six hour" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The rachel maddow show. We did nine eastern on. Msnbc thanks for joining us this hour all right just a few days after the twenty twenty presidential election the lieutenant governor of the great state of texas man named dan. Patrick announced a cash reward. A cash bounty lieutenant governor. Dan patrick said he was ready to pay up to one million dollars to anyone who could find evidence of the supposed- voter fraud that president trump said Had cost him the election and this one million dollar prize was not just for people in texas. it was an offer valid. In all fifty states quote whistle blowers and tipsters should turn over their evidence to local law enforcement. Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest in final conviction of voter fraud will be paid a minimum of twenty five thousand dollars but up to one million dollars. Wow and wouldn't you know it soon. After texas's lieutenant governor. Dan patrick through that come into the water. He got a bright oddly. He got it from somebody who has the same job. He has in a different state. The lieutenant governor in pennsylvania democrat named. John fetterman said that he had taken on the challenge from dan patrick and bingo instantly. He hit pay dirt. He said he had bang-up surefire evidence of an instance of real voter fraud in the two thousand twenty election right in his home state of pennsylvania and it was maybe not the kind of voter fraud his texas counterpart was hoping for but john fetterman tried to collect just the same. He said quote. Hey lieutenant governor. Patrick it's me john fetterman your counterpart in pennsylvania. I'd like to collect your handsome reward for reporting voter fraud. I gotta dude and forty four a. Who tried to have his dead mom. Vote for trump. They as far as we know pennsylvania's lieutenant governor did not receive any of that reward money despite forwarding night information response to dan patrick's claim. He didn't get his money from dan. Patrick even after he pointed to additional evidence of voter fraud again in his home state. Yes there was the dude in forty fort. Pennsylvania that was a real thing do did get arrested for forging an absentee ballot application in his dead. Mother's name so he could cast a fraudulent vote for trump with her ballot but he was not the only one there was another pennsylvania guy this one in delaware county pennsylvania. He filled out a voter registration application for his dead mother as well although his mother had been dead for like a dozen years the guy then requested and submitted an absentee ballot in her name with the vote for donald trump for president in twenty twenty when the state of pennsylvania flagged his mother's voter registration as belonging to an obviously dead person. This guy ended up signing and sending back a letter to the states. Swearing that in fact. She was still alive. He did that. All in order to deliberately cast a single fraudulent vote for donald trump. He pled guilty to it in court. But wait there's more. There was a guy in chester county. Pennsylvania another registered republican who went and cast his ballot at his local polling place. But then forty five minutes later. He came back wearing sunglasses and in sunglasses. He cast a ballot in his son's name somehow. An alert poll worker saw through his brilliant sunglasses. Disguise if you if you don't just want to pick on pennsylvania there's also a guy in ohio actual elected local republican official in his town in ohio. He voted twice in twenty twenty once for himself and once by forging his dead father's signature again. He's an elected. Republican official in ohio. Voter fraud is very very rare in our country. But there are a few instances of it here and they're usually affecting a single vote and the few instances of it that do turn up from time to time. They're usually ridiculous. And all of those instances that i just described from twenty twenty all of those republicans all of them got off with basically a slap on the rest for their crimes. The dude didn't in forty fort pennsylvania. Prosecutors dropped the most serious charges against him that working on a plea deal guy who voted for his long dead dozen years dead mother swearing. She was still alive. He got five years probation. The local republican elected official in ohio. Who voted for his dead father. He got jail time. He got three days in jail and a five hundred dollar fine and it is worth keeping that context in mind when you also remember the case of crystal mason. We've talked before on the show about the case of crystal mason in two thousand sixteen. She went to her local polling place in tarrant county texas to vote. She discovered her name was not on the voting rolls. They're so at the suggestion of a poll worker. Ms mason filled out a provisional ballot. She was told basically. We're not sure what the problem is but fill at this provisional ballot that way if there is any real problem here we won't count it but provisionally you can cast this vote in case we can sort out whatever seems to be the matter few months after that experience crystal mason was arrested and charged with illegal voting because when she filled out that provisional ballot she was on supervised release after completing prison sentence for federal conviction and she thought because she had served her time in prison that she was eligible to vote. She did not know that under texas law. You're not eligible to vote unless you've also completed any probation or any supervised relief after release after released from prison. She did not know that even though that was a technical misunderstanding and though she cast a provisional ballot and even though her provisional valette was never counted she nevertheless was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison five years. Hard time for illegal voting..
Can the Yankees Please Sell Aroldis Chapman at the Deadline?
"I guess we gotta talk about our oldest chapman. I though the weekend happened the weekend was would it was A role champion cannot be the closer around this team anymore and the first time we talked. About how boone was damned if you do damned if you don't going to him at the end of that six hour angels slop fest. That really ended the that was the end of the season in the past. I said the tone start in philly was the end of my caring about this team. I guess that was proven. Not true. Because i definitely cared when i woke up at three forty in the morning and saw the angels crap but that day chapman is. You're closer if he can't get this four run lead secured. Then you know like that's an insane thing for manager up to be like yeah. I went to my closer to four on lead against a bad team and he retired one batter and gave up a game. Time grand slam. What do you want this time. Chad green ended up going three innings in the nightcap which was amazing but i do not know how chapman toes the rubber in the first game. A and that. It's gotta be it for him that we were we're done we're done. I look i said trade him in the off season and then i I backed off of that. Because we've been having an incredible. But but i mean what are you going to do. I'm not going to stand there and say oh well. They still should've traded him even though he's pitched two scoreless months like i can't be colin coward. Yeah i thought. I was proven wrong. I thought he. Reinvented his splitter. Which reinvented his pitching style. By adding splitter and using a slider a little bit more. I do we know if the sticky stuff is affecting him. I have no idea Do we also know that. This is kind of Characteristic baby for this chapman yes like the stats show. He's a very good closer but the stats don't show that. He crops his pants a lot when the yankees need when the yankees needs something to when they need him to shut the door when they need him too not not present any issues or make it difficult he more times than not he. He's making it
Best Practices for Docker in Production
"Itamar. Welcome to buy me. Welcome back to talk to me and been some time feel feels like a year or so not sure exactly how long it's been last time we were on. We were talking about an entirely different topic. So you get to bits on the the mind. Map connective sort of relationships of topics. Here we talked about phil and profiling data science. That was fun. Yeah i sort of have found myself talking about a bunch of different subjects like some people are interested in both some people interested in in the other and docker is the other thing. I've spent a lot of times researching and writing about. Yeah it's i think the data science profiling one really interesting because profiling has all these challenges and much of it is more focused around profiling running applications or profiling code. That's all in python. And so if you need a profile like safe. Fortran code or other reared a mix and match libraries than that was sort of that. A topic right. Yeah so feel as a memory profiler for python and the kind of and specifically for batch processes like data's science scientific computing if you're doing scientific computing they'll they'll be bunch of code in fortran and c plus bossons rust than so you want to access that memory sort of profile memory across all the languages you're using that because if you've got some big glob of c. code python six as just a pointer tiny point but it turns out to be you guys that people can check out that episode. They're interested and yeah. Just give us an update on what you've been doing. Since then i've actually been trying to turn into a certain make alternative version of that you can run in. Production providers often have performance overhead. Feel take like forty percent performance off the trying to make something that will run with like one percent two percent overheads. You can run on production and just always get reports. By memory usage for any job so six hours ended a crashes at a crashes are uses too much memory. Go back
Aroldis Chapman Implodes as Yankees Lose Crusher to Angels
"Loss was the all time historic worst loss and it has me going through my head thinking about ways i can atone for my past that might undo whatever curse god has placed on the new york win. This game resumed in the sixth inning. In the after the pouring rain the second hour plus long rain delay. They don't call games anymore. I guess and the second that happened. I went to sleep. Comey bad fan if you want to. I don't care really because everyone with a shred of intelligence knew aroldis. Chapman was not holding on to that lead. Whatever that lead ended up being at the end of this finicky six hour. Nonsense you did. Call it I don't blame anybody who own asleep you call the you said this game. There's no point watching this game. It's either a win or it's gonna end with disaster because like you said Chapman in the rain not good chapman and not a safe situation. I did look splits. He surprisingly does have good stats in non save situations but like this was a borderline save situation because it was just one. More run wasn't safe situation when he was warming up. Yes So i don't know like like we've talked before peace thrown off any aspect of his access whether it's losing losing the the foreign substances whether it's aaron boone. Deakin him with that. Intentional walk against carlos santana. Whether it's i don't even know he's he just it needs to be a dialed imperfect situation for aroldis chapman or else. It's it's not a good situation for
The Literal Uncharted Waters of Climate Change
"Edwards druidic wrote in yale environment. Three sixty about the new danger of shrinking ice cover in the arctic. It's created an arctic shipping. Boom that's literally sailing into uncharted waters. So is less but more radic sea ice a recipe for arctic shipping disasters edward strategic welcome to climate cast. Thank you for having me on. So we know from the satellite records that climate change has dramatically changed arctic ice cover since one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. That's opened up new routes. How many of these shipping routes have reliable navigation charts in the arctic in say alaska. We've got only four percent of the region is charted in candidates. A little bit better. It's fourteen percent so not a lot and some areas. They're just no charting at all. You wrote about this russian ship that grounded in twenty eighteen. Tell us what happened there. Well i was aboard the ship. I was on. Us national science foundation expedition. We were supposed to begin in a place called resolute in the high arctic but The ship couldn't get in there so we had to board further south in the boothia peninsula. Which is entirely uncharted. And we within twelve hours Ran into a shoal Very violently and the ship was listing and We didn't really know what was going on at the time. Although we did know that we were spilling some fuel and that the ship must have been damaged but For about twenty four. Thirty six hours. We just didn't know what was going on. And it took that long for rescue to get to you. How did that play out. Fortunately the canadian coast guard ship was about twenty two hours away and another one was thirty. Six hours away they could easily have been five or six or seven days away. had we've begun to sink and had to man the lifeboats. We could have been in serious trouble. Had there been a lot of ice in the area or to storm. Come up
Play to Learn, Not to Earn
"To learn not to earn her study more. When your skill edges small. There's a circular relationship between playing studying and the skill edge. You have over other players the less of an edge you have the more you must study start with a plate to study ratio of sixty to forty for example six hours of play for every four hours of study as your skill edge grows gradually increase this ratio to seventy thirty and beyond the idea is to limit your exposure to losses on the felt until your skill edges enough to warrant playing more hands for profit. You may also want to cut down on the number of tables that you play this freeze your mind to take in all the information available to make great decisions always play with a strategy focus. Choose something that you studied earlier. That day and experiment with it on the felt and lastly review every play session and every tagged hands. You want to look for your mistakes record them in your journal and then work to not repeat them the next time you play.
What It's Really Like to Be a Truck Driver
"My understanding is that there's a lot of turnover among drivers too. So you know trucks might get worn out after three years. Drivers might get worn out in even less time and leave the industry altogether. Could you maybe describe. How desirable is being a truck driver as an occupation. At the moment so joe and i talked about how we both have this sort of romanticize view of it could you may be Tell us what it's really like. And how it stacks up against the money that you're actually being paid to do it. At the moment the realities are quite different in your romanticized Of the it is a tough job. So if you're an owner operator you'll make in this market because the demand is so high you quite well. You probably would net one hundred thousand dollars as a employee driver. You're probably going to be making about fifty five to sixty thousand dollars as an employee driver per year and you're going to be paid on a per mile basis. You're gonna you're gonna run your trot kurt or drive or work about fifty six hours on a given week. It's not a forty hour week. Actually working fifty six hours. But here's the reality is. You're not at home every single night. The vast majority of the driver attraction out and so while you may not be on duty that fifty six hours in a given week. You're you're still at a truck You're still dealing with over the road. So it's it's a really. It creates a lot of strain on families A lot of strain on people. It takes a special kind of person to want a life where they're out in the road. It's it's a job that's very dangerous is one of the most dangerous jobs in america. It's a job that has very a high occupational issues in terms of health. You're sitting in a truck for you know you're driving for eleven hours a day. You're sitting which you know drivers have high incidence of obesity diabetes so it's not a great lifestyle And for all those reasons. It's not a desirable job for for a large percent of the population. And unfortunately the industry salaries have not kept up with a lot of the competitive industries which they compete for labor like warehousing construction other types of industries which sent a poll the same labor force
Booker Gets First Triple-Double, Suns Beat Clippers 120-114
"Devin Booker had forty points thirteen rebounds and eleven assists for his first career triple double as the sun's earned their seventh consecutive win one twenty one fourteen over the clippers the triple double is a system that's you know my teammates making them pay for you know running in Dublin you know seeing different types of defenses bunker shot fifteen of twenty nine from the field against an LA team playing thirty six hours after advancing deandre Ayton had twenty points and nine rebounds for the sons Paul George pumped in thirty four points for the clippers Suns guard Chris Paul sat out because of covert nineteen health and safety protocols clippers star Kawhi Leonard missed his third straight game because of a sprained right knee game two is Tuesday in Phoenix I'm Dave Ferrie
Balancing Being a Dad and an Ironman Triathlete With Russell Newell
"I would ask you how you juggle fatherhood and training but you make it very clear in the book that you seem to train very little for your events. I mean at one point you describe twelve mile run as your long training run for the season and later on you suggest that you sometimes run quote unquote only sixty miles during an arm training cycle. So i wanna i over know how much of this is sandbagging. And how much is true. And wherever the truth lies how do you manage the demands of helping raise young kids and swimming biking running. Yeah well my friends all teased that. I don't do any training. But i do. I've said this you can't have you can't go. Half-hearted into an iron them you have to you have to train or you'll you won't finish or you'll be you'll being a lot of pain anyway but you'll be an excruciating pain and i don't know how anyone could do it without training. I will say this year. I'm a little bit nervous. Because i have not my longest run. So far is thirteen miles and my longest bike is thirty. And that's not enough. I have been doing a lot of weight training. So i have a trainer and i found for past bones. That weight training in court training really helps in aerobic training. And that's early in the morning in my basement but that's an ideal a stationary bike at home in the basement early in the morning or when the kids are in bed and you find little pockets of time but it's not the same as going out for five or six hour bike ride to replicate what's going to happen in the ironman and it's not the same as doing in eighteen or twenty mile. Run to get your legs. Ready for an ironman. So it's it's going to be really interesting. The more kids. I've gotten the less i've been able to train through. The years somehow seemed to make it through. But i don't do as well as i'd like to do. But that's that's the ballots.
China Launches First Crew to Live on New Space Station
"China has launched a three man crew to its new space station and it's fast man mission in five years blasting off into bright blue skies with near perfect visibility the rocket headed into space from the Jiuquan launch center in northwest in China on the edge of the Gaby deficits the three astronauts traveling in that sense twelve spaceship docked with China's C. H. chan his space station about six hours off to takeoff the two veteran astronauts and a new common making his best space flights will stay in the main living compartment of the core module for three months the mission marks a milestone in the country's ambitious space program I'm Karen Thomas
Italy’s Tomato Harvest Threatened by Can Shortages
"Now. The list of casualties in the great global supply chain small up. We can now add italian tomatoes which are browsing in. The fields were told instead of making their way into tins of astles. All common reporter. Alexandra million miniature is here to wait on this. let's face it deeply troubling story allesandra. How All these tomatoes roughing wear the tins right. That's exactly the issue. There are plenty of The the tomatoes the basic product. But you don't have the because the chinese economy is booming. And what they need to make the tins Is these particular sheets of metal. That are missing basically Their thirteen producers are telling us that they're asking when the deliveries will come and the deliveries are not coming and there's no end in sight apparently to the problem the company's Both italian companies and foreign companies in india have said that they can't guarantee anything and the issue is that this type of product needs to be can within thirty six hours after picking so once you've lost the time then you just have to leave them and it's not like i was hoping. Oh maybe i'll have cheap tomatoes in the market but no they will leave them in the fields. Because it's not economically convenient to you know to actually send them to market. So that's the unfortunate problem. And that i mean that's the heartbreaking and it's it's five million tons of processed tomatoes. I mean this is one of the biggest producers right. That's why italy is the number two. Sometimes number three producer along with china and the biggest producer is california with a ten million But the thing is that california can also put them in cartons california can put them in tubes because california is not obsessive like us italians about their tomatoes and therefore they're all right with pace. They're all right with other kinds of products that are not as fresh that are differently. Made
3 US Mass Shootings Occurred in Under 6 Hours
"Underway around the us after three mass shootings in just six hours. They happened in the cities of austin texas chicago illinois and savannah. Georgia i. Nine people were shot in savannah including a toddler and a teenager on friday night. One man was killed so far. Police don't have any suspects or many details about exactly what happens then early saturday morning. The one in austin happened police say two gunmen opened fire. On a crowded downtown street one person was killed and thirteen others hurt. One shooter who is younger than eighteen years old was arrested. The other is still on the run next less than an hour later in chicago to men opened fire on a group of people on the city's south side. One woman was killed. Nine other people were hurt. Police are still looking for suspects in that shooting to satellite. These three shootings are part of a disturbing trend in the us. The gun violence archive says so far this year there have been two hundred sixty seven mass shootings that group too finds a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot. And it's not alone and tracking the trend. Usa today spoke to a criminologist who blames a lot of divisiveness in the world. Today on top of more guns and warm weather he calls it a quote potentially deadly
Into The Nothing With Gabriel Cousens
"It's so interesting to to talk to you. Because and i'm just going to share a bit about you with mindful tribe. You're a world renowned holistic physician a rabbi yogi spiritual mystic. You're a psychiatrist. A family therapist a humanitarian. A peace ambassador. And there's just so much to share about you and It it says here that you live in the world between nothing which is the world beyond time and something which is the temporal world. So let's start there. How did you get to the point where you see yourself. As as living in this world between nothing and something it had been gradually it was back philosophical. I lived in india for seven years and begin editing about six hours a day and also focusing intense contemplation on the divine name with chanting During the time. I begin to move into the nothing. No what is the nothing you disappear as a separate ego as a separate linus and there's only that or in that said is nothing to say the just but the point is that is that just quiet but you are there. There's not a you with a quiet mind you disappear. There's only durant
Darren Elias: How the Online Game Has Changed
"Mr elias. Welcome back to the show sir. How you doing good good. Thanks happy to be ed's it's my pleasure. It's my pleasure. If i remember correctly in the last time we spoke. You told the listener. Did they could find you at the regatta. And i gotta say some things have happened since then so tell me what's been going on in your world over the last year or last year. I've been playing a lot of online poker. I'd say i've kind of shifted when We coded hit in there. Were no live tournaments. I kind of have this choice. Am i gonna stay at home and play that much poker. Become complacent or Kind of make something happened in Compete online in these in these bigger games. And get back to playing online tournaments. Which is which is what. I've been doing the last year or so and how how's that been playing in the online world. Pretty good that. The game definitely changed a bit since since when i came up online which was thousand. Eight two thousand eleven inches seem so long ago that the binds are so much bigger level plays so much higher. You really have to try to bring your best everyday compete or or you're gonna get crushed because these guys were good on the The global networks the g. Jeez the party poker and the by Of the high stakes just changed so much. Where when i was coming up a big sunday might play five thousand ten thousand in biontech and now some of these sundays. I'm finding. I'm in for one hundred and fifty two hundred thousand playing the regular schedule on digi a party. It's it's gotten so big you had ape styles on before the pandemic and he was talking to me about like the regular twenty five ks on gee-gee and like racking up like a million wins having selection and then taking all of himself and going on a downer and like being stuck for the experience over this it was like a month and a half of like winning a million losing a million pretty crazy. Yeah i was looking at the stats. Wherever i think i. I've my earnings which isn't prophet. Of course probably one more In the last six months than i have in my whole online career just because of the by in the nature these tournaments with re entry to somebody's twenty-five gizeh five six hours of re entry in reenter with ten blinds. So it's it's pretty
Interview With Front-End Developer Phoebe Voong-Fadel
"Hey phoebe it's great to have you on the show. How are you doing today. Good thank you for having me on. Show yeah excited talk to you. What part of the world are you in. I in the uk. I'm in england in a small town called kroth on nice so we're definitely not a time difference than right. I think you're six hours ahead. Yeah i think maybe five if you're on the east coast so yeah. He's about ivo six. Yeah it depends on the time saving the our judgment so think it's five or six hours. Yes because we have the daylight savings. Time and del rey. I would love to get into your journey in your career and all that and as we know you taught yourself how code and you currently work in front end development. But i'm wondering what motivated you to start teaching yourself how to code early on. It's quite a long journey. In terms of the saints. Were buried quite early on in my career. So i'll go back to. I supposed to my university day. So i studied humanity. Saw the history and it was in the field. It's completely related to a web development. A kind of fell into career in higher education. So i worked at several universities in london and i saw progress up. The administrative ladder unsorted arrange of froze. It was a good career. But i found. It's the unfilled by it. So i saw the gravitating towards more technical projects. And then i thought okay. I'll see how. I can pursue a career down that road but i always thought that had to get a computer science degree and i spoke to a technical team within my department so that the educational technologists and they told me that i could pursue a technical career butts take hasty amount. Css just off. Wit sir can become web developer. So it's kind of like how it happened really. I kind of didn't know what i wanted to do but knew that the creole was in was wrong
World Reacts to Belarus Plane ‘Hijacking’ and Arrest of Journalist
"Alexander Lukashenko. And forced to change course to the capital of Belarus, Minsk where the prominent journalist Roman protest, Savage was seized. The action has variously been described as a state hijacking that was the Greek Foreign Ministry on active state terrorism that was the Polish prime minister. German, he said it could not remain without a clear consequence on the French have called for firm and four a firm and unified response. That's your first from two passengers who were on that flight, talking about the journalist Roman pretty Savage and his reaction when he found out the plane was being diverted to Minsk. You seen your harness from, say, significance of this morning, He said nothing. He just turned two people and said he was facing the death penalty. He was nervous at first, but later when he understood he couldn't change anything. He calmed down and accepted it. The chief executive of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, condemned the actions, saying Sunday's events amounted to state sponsors sponsored piracy. He made his comments in an interview with the Independent Irish radio station used talk. This was a case of state sponsored I was a state sponsored hijack your state sponsored piracy and but unfortunate can't say much about it because the EU authorities and NATO are dealing with at the moment. We're debriefing. The crews are Cruise did a phenomenal job to get that aircraft and almost all the passengers out of Minsk After six hours, I think was very fighting for the crew for the passengers who were held under armed guard have their bags searched on when it was clear it appears that the intent of the Russian authorities was too Remove a journalist and his traveling companion on you know, we believe there was also some KGB agents offloading off the aircraft as well. Michael O'Leary was speaking to news hour on Sunday. Belarus is opposition leader Svetlana taken off Sky Air, who many recognizes the winner off presidential polls last year
Heavy Rains Hammer Southern Louisiana
"In neighboring Louisiana. Heavy rains have swept across the southern part of the state. Swamping cars, flooding homes. Closing a major interstate. More heavy rain is expected in the region over the next couple days. Ed Donahue is following that story. A 10 till My best guess at this moment would be 4 to 500 structures may be flooded. People in Lake Charles, Louisiana have seen enough of this. The city is still recovering from back to back hurricanes last fall and a deep freeze just a few months ago. Mayor Nick Hunter says this rain had more of an impact than the Hurricanes. 15 inches of rain over a six hour period. This absolutely meets the threshold of a 100 year rain event and what we experienced yesterday will now go on record is the third heaviest rainfall. In a single day in Lake Charles was recorded history. Hunter is frustrated Lake Charles hasn't received any federal disaster relief yet we are pleading with anyone out there that can help. Um, to hear our need and and and see. The suffering Severe flooding is also reported in parts of
Drenching Rains Flood Homes, Swamp Cars in South Louisiana
"Heavy rains have swept across southern Louisiana flooding homes swapping cars in closing a major interstate people in Lake Charles Louisiana have seen enough of this the city is still recovering from back to back hurricanes last fall in a deep freeze just a few months ago mayor nic hunter says this rain had more of an impact than the hurricanes parts of the city receives upwards of fifteen inches of rain over a six hour puree and hunter is frustrated Lake Charles hasn't received any federal disaster relief yet we are pleading with anyone out there that can help to hear our need and any and see the suffering severe flooding is also reported in parts of baton Rouge I'm at Donahue
The Story of Allen Carr's 'Easy Way' Method To Quit Smoking
"The easy way to quit. Smoking book started as a quit smoking. Seminar where everyone sat around smoking completely. Smoke-filled won't can in itself folk sewage. Bullshit that's john dicey. He was a heavy smoker as in eighty cigarettes a day when he attended a london seminar in the nineties. The smokers would all sit around in armchairs. Puffing away some conference room you're meant to smoke through the whole thing. A practitioner would be up front telling participants why they didn't actually like smoking and why quitting was no big deal. Every single practitioner has to be an ex smoker themselves cured by the easy way the sessions were meant to be one and done and the whole thing took about five or six hours somehow after all the talking and smoking. You're meant to put out your final cigarette and never take another puff. It's supposed to be easy and for dicey it was. He was so moved by the whole thing. He decided to quit his job. And go to work for alan carr. The man he considered literal lifesaver. Allan died in two thousand six. I wanted to know what kind of guy he was. Who just conjures up a stop. Smoking method essentially out of nowhere and goes on to sell fifty million people on an very tense worth. He was born and brought up in. What was it the time very down at heel area of london. He's scott himself as a straight Allen had zero medical background no psychology or addiction training before the easy way he was an accountant and like dicey a heavy smoker. Who wanted to stop. He saw hypnotherapist who failed to hypnotize him but it was at his appointment that he first heard. Smoking was an addiction something about that realization that he was well and truly addicted to cigarettes. It hits some switch in allen on sale. Crime tape never gonna smoke. The seat of alan carr is easy. Way is simple. It almost sounds too simple. You smoke because you're addicted to smoking and not because you enjoy. Smoking is still a hurdle for swastika out of them because a lot of people think to be addicted to something you have to like it and that simply not the case. The principle of addiction is in it. Messes up your understanding of a pleasure enjoyed allen. Figured if you understood that you could understand that giving up. Smoking wasn't really up anything at all. You didn't quit cigarettes. As gained freedom from them
"six hour" Discussed on This Is Only A Test
"On the cheap a but it won't be backward compatible to other way round so the river to can only used new controllers which is fine same resolution for the panels so twenty one sixty by twenty one sixty are to be. Lcd Two point. Eight nine inch diameter a the diagonal but there are new panels so one of the things that we love the first reverse was they had the highest pixel density of any heads that we had tested at time And so based on the size of the panels while not a big field of view. The image was extremely clear. You could read things in game that you couldn't read before using this headset. You needed pretty beefy system. Run it at ninety hurts and these are still ninety hurts. But that hasn't changed. What has changed is that. The lenses are designed by valve their valve lenses. They're not the same lenses as what's on the index because next has a different panel different field view wider field of view but valve style optics so the benefits of the clarity from edge to edge. Getting the MIRA that people had felt with the Saul with the I Gen reverse. That hopefully is all benefit. Did they make point of comparing it to index? They did only in the sense that like they know. Index has higher refresh rate one forty four Hertz. I mean the lenses Only in that valve design them. They want they could be specific as to if Ithaca same or not though they are not the same not the same. They didn't just take index lenses and mount them on but the valve had to do to develop their layering of lenses. Right and these are still for systems. YOU'RE GONNA get some level of God Ray. But it's better than what they had felt they could come up with with the design of the first jet. They're using the valve speakers. Awesome off ear best speakers in the in the market. They can't remove but there's no three point five millimeter. Jack WanNA use your own. Headphones Santo microphones. I think we really liked the microphones and the first Reverb those ones when we use it. You're wondering like well. It sounds really great and they have the same Joel. Microphone System With cameras they say it's two x two times a controller tracking volume and The facemask cushion while it's it's not like the rigid back plate in the same type of Springing s that you get with like the the index They're using new cushions of wider grip on the back Double surface area for for the grab back in. There is a a flip up feature not like the Cosmos where you can flip it and then type on the computer but make easy ease of removal of the headset. If you want to remove that a six meter cable so it's a pretty long cable. Usb see power six watts USB but if you have low power there also is a power brick and it's display port one point three With a mini adaptor included in the box. So are there pictures of the controllers out anywhere? 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The game actually comes out so I might as well go ahead and do it now from all I've heard like this is the game. This is like the best. Pse are in terms of like a volume not only metric positional controls like we loved the robot game that was awesome but that really wasn't about positional tracking. That was more about like an interesting take on like things happening. All around you and yes. It had a positionally track controller but it was the game pattern. I mean this is more about being iron man and having your hands tracked in in Three D. Space and being able to turn your body and that's more about like bringing home to be at what you know be VR's capable of. And I've heard that this is like the best yet. I do want to try that on. 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"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Have like skin in the name on this it's kinda like the more the merrier manly ugo dragging people off aircraft carriers into chains we'll just run against that right right like we're as democrats don't want to run against funding the military delegates are thrilled to run against deporting dreamers now actually staging government shutdown over dreamers is a different thing but and this has always been the kind of the thought that eventually you can get to a majority unsought on passing some kind of bill right because the logic has always been that moderate republicans especially matter republicans living in late latino heavy districts like in california i don't want to neither want to be the office getting protested against if a dreamer gets lake you know fired from their jobs from their job in their district and taken away in chains nor did they want to be running this fall against someone who saying you know representative jeff denno has like the reason that this dreamer in our district god deported you know they don't they understand that dynamic coming and fear radically that should be enough to light a fire and airbus well this was the and this was the first shutdown threat from democrats that directly impacted the political headwinds going against them on immigration i mean we've seen the senate democrats because they have a slim but they have more leverage on spending fights in the past six months in the senate have really been taking the charge on we will vote against these spending bills and will shut down the government but it's nancy pelosi who is facing the real political challenge of getting a vote on immigration and she did not have the leverage to to make that case and make that demand until now and so she did but well she did and she didn't but i think that's kind of the the politics of the republican party in the house or something that are going to come to real focus in the next few weeks because if you talk to house republicans last january and.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Toward republican priority is and i think like one one way of construing this is like all democrats totally sold out on daca or like democrats got nothing where they did nothing with their leverage and they didn't get nothing they just like they got a bunch of stuff that wasn't about immigration and there was never a frank discussion like in the community as to like what are we saying about the rank ordering of these different priorities dunk i personally am not is enthusiastic about this domestic discretionary spending as a lot of house democrats are and a lot of house democrats sort of like the sequester dynamic were they get to count military spending as a concession to republicans when actually they favorite and i'm more ski you know so it like i look at this and i feel like this is like not that great a deal where like given the military tunnel money they don't really need we're spending money and domestic programs but some of those programmes do not that valuable we're not doing anything for immigrants which like i'm really jazzed up about but but i also see it the other way ride like given the spending priorities the most democrats have they like got a lot of their spending priorities done while having like almost no the they lost all the elections and they're still getting to fund a lot of the stuff that they care about an trump wins i mean deporting dreamers is this kind of weird policy booby prize ride like defense secretary mattis was out yesterday making promises he cannot keep saying like but we're not going to deport the like several hundred dreamers were currently serving in the military and are to be clear nobody should take that promise seriously but defy flee one seek nothing that the trump administration says about what is happening to dhaka's seriously because no one he's being asked about it has any idea what is good the fact that he's saying it it's telling it i i mean i think a a subtle element of that at dynamic here is that for a lot of house democrats whose constituents are progressive but aren't necessarily latino or emigrants.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"The the congressional hispanic caucus took like an official caucus position against this bell on the grounds that it doesn't have dreamer provision but about a half dozen latino democrats voted for the bell and that's because they mostly represent disricts in texas freight that were impacted by the flood relief their constituents are mostly latinos the difficulty in all these things right is like part of the way it democrats got people of color as their key electoral base is that people of color very disproportionately dependent on things like community health centres up chip you know child development block grants arab it happens to be the case that the geography of this flooding hit a lot of heavily minority district in texas um but it's the the case i think like disconnect in like like that the discourse around this issue versus the reality of the issue is that even when when people whether they're like generic progressive groups or their democratic members of congress were like signing on for this daca demand nobody was signing on for deep prioritizing of their progressive priorities in the budget negotiated right now if chuck schumer had gone into this room you know some months ago to negotiate and had said like i know you guys want a big increase in military spending and mind number one priority in the steel is deportation protections for dhaka recipients i think maybe he could have gotten that would that would have meant not making republicans swallow a bunch of domestic spending weight it's like you can get some stuff in a negotiation but like it has to balance and in the case of negotiation when republicans have the majority in the house and the majority in the senate and the majority in the white house like the balance is gonna tell.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Swallow a vote you know one hard vote attached to a must pass bill they wouldn't have anything that they want to add to that like they could agree on wanting an exchange that you know that was kind of the the argument that led to no daca without no muss pass bills without daca becoming an immigration activists demand in december and then from mary progressive activists at the demand more broadly in january so like at the same time that's happening though they're still are there there is still an ongoing debate within the democratic party about the extent to which immigration should be and the issue that they're willing to take a stand on going into the 2018 midterms because on the one hand it's something where you know donald trump is extremely unpopular including among the democratic base this is an issue where he's taken a stand that is contrary to most public opinion and his very aggressive and is really rallying the base on the other hand there are a lot of democrats especially house democrats who are worried that are abandoning white voters that they're you know going all in on an issue that is very divisive that it would be better to stand for bread and butter issues so with the budget cap steal when you're not just talking about being looking like the responsible party and keeping the government open which i think has been part of the democratic calculus in the past that like they want to be the adults in the room but actually a deal that includes domestic spending for things the democrats have considered priorities you're hearing some noise for house democrats lake we've been saying that we care about more than immigration and now we're making it sound like all we care about his immigration again and that was a big problem for them because of this ongoing debate about you know is the democratic party going to be able to both galvanize a progressive and ethnicallydiverse space and retain or win over enough you know white voters to to be able to like win backswing district's but i wouldn't you say white voters have.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"'cause we thought we had the steel dislike could jeopardize the senate's immigration negotiations next week if we shut down the government but also they recognize that the house a really huge obstacle for immigration the immigration fight ahead because conservatives in the house keep getting assurances from paul ryan that he will whip um this goodlatte bill which is like a very conservative immigration bill that has no bipartisan support and has no chance of going anywhere in the senate um and ryan has also said he won't he won't vote on immigration legislation just doesn't have the support of the majority of the republican caucus in the house so those two are extremely limiting factors for for house democrats who who want to see some kind of immigration reform on foot this i mean the basic story here seems to be that democratic leaders somehow over the period of months talked themselves into a stand on daca that they didn't actually believe ray down the government of there i don't even want to say to shut down the government over at because i think that like cast said in an excessively aspersions e way but that like the order of operations here was that once upon a time conservatives wanted they're wall and democratic leaders were keeping the wall out of various appropriations negotiations budget deal cr deals right they kept saying like as possible because congressional republicans went to trump and said none of us is particularly jazzed about this either that is not the hell are willing to die absolutely but i'm just saying there was this spent the like symbolic hand on immigration the democratic leaders would it because recognizing democratic leaders do not have like a lot of objective leverage in the minority right but like that was what they were doing was like they were going to block the wall and then trump cancel daca and because he's trump he does everything in a very confusing where you know and like to message out of the administration was not clear but like one thing that some people thought that they were hearing was that trump was making a power move right to get wall funding so then democrats it see.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Speech she was reading stories of dreamers she was the it was an in the i think one of the longest for speeches and history in the house yeah uh in four inch heels in yeah and french heels um and and it was completely batok and it was a stand for dhaka and she said that a lot of other democrats will comey hind me then by thursday morning there was a lot of kind of wish you wash she rhetoric coming out of democratic leadership were they whipping against this budget cap steel were they just telling people no vote your conscious vote us leaders are not voting for it and by the afternoon the democratic caucus had a meeting to ask them how to cox at a meeting and essentially nancy pelosi told everyone vote your conscience i am not voting for it which a lot of people came out of the meeting saying look nancy pelosi is very persuasive and all we will say is that she's not voting for it and she is very persuasive a and took it started to kind of built a lot of tension of uh and this comes back to the conservative revolt that we saw so paul ryan did not have enough votes with just republicans even though he has big enough majority to pass legislation we just republicans so he needed democrats a sign onto this and democrats have not signed on to any of the spending bills in the past that have not included in the dock affects and and nancy pelosi was basically saying gal do it again and so there's this be questioned by the end of the night became clear that there are enough democrats who actually did want this capsules past and i think in see pelosi also one of this casteel to pass but that's that was kind of the big tension of the night uh i mean there's a lot to go like strategy weiser's allowed to go in behind that that we're i dunno if there was a lot of fourth i i talked to a lot of democratic staffers yesterday though which has like we have no idea what's going on it's very confused a so a very frustrating.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Areas and teachers yeah i don't really know more about this other than that bullet point tried to ask some higher education experts about this like is there a big issue with like two firefighters need college degrees f peopled people don't seem to have really great answers as to what that's about i mean it would not surprise me f like i think that something that we've seen that we've talked about a little bit on here but the really saw her on the super bowl is that there's there's this idea that it should be noncontroversial to treat police officers and firefighters as heroes so it wouldn't surprise me if something that was a liberal priority because college affordability or because teachers became bipartisan by saying well we think the really important people at our police officers and firefighters completely understand i just read yeah no i i dunno is policy that we have like we've classically had certain loan forgiveness programs for teachers because teachers all have to go to college ragged jobs as teachers i i i'm a little confused about the fire friday we will see gala the bottom line here appears to be that you know everything after a several months several years depending on how you're thinking about it of congress being absolutely unwilling to deal with must pass legislation any more than lake you know two hours before a deadline it seems like this is a pretty broad effort to get some stuff off of congress has played right like the dial a limit was supposed to be the next must passed bill they're dealing with that they're like taking action on chip which they already had extended for six years late this is there's a lot of and you know certainly as congress looks toward the midterm elections in november and like you expect the pace of legislating to slow down some this does seem like a relatively proactiv effort which is interesting of course because the one thing that is in in this deal that was supposed to be an urgent must pass item is anything on immigration pray um and so i i gather that this is something that house democrats have been very much in.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"More ideologically consistent members of this wave and she told i a a local media outlet in 2015 when it was clear that brand pulse campaign for president was struggling he was talking about how you know when he first ran for office he solve these constituents who were super enthused about you know what the tea party stood for and about reining in spending and about the debt who's really excited that he was representing this new wave of public opinion and then he saw that these were the exactly the same people who are gravitating toward trump and other you know figures that represented a very different conservative politics and he said i realized that they didn't actually lake what people like me and ran stood for they were just rooting for the craziest senator the in the room is a very pejorative way to put it in massey has kind of come around on trump but there's definitely a dynamic of you go for the people who represent the most counter cultural or like hashtag resistance to the existing regime and during the obama at that looked like the tea party and currently it looks like a president who tells nfl players not to neil during the national anthem it's kind of some of these key politicians in the freedom caucus might have seen that same shift and realized that they need to represent a different politi in some of the may actually you know believe that themselves that it's there's no significant contradiction between having been deficit hawks under obama and not being deficit hawks now because the point is that your sticking it to the liberals yeah i mean i think that's why the position the freedom caucus has been in under trump has been particularly interesting because i mean they developed under the obama administration the where they had a lot more leeway to stick to their guns and now they their base has been activated by the president so they have to kind of side with the president and a both gives them an opportunity to actually govern and to be a part of legislation in a way that was never the case even when republicans were in charge of the house and d'urbano.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Instead the little insurance premium but but in and there are i mean rand paul is an example does not nobody who came out of that cohort who is from a libertarian orientation has yet to smash and then on this massey was also i think yeah but the means stream evolution of freedom caucus politics relative to the overall gop center of gravity has been that they are more anti immigration more defence hawkish you know they're just like more rightwing in a in a broad sense like across the board on everything it's like all republicans love the military but the freedom caucus double loves the military you know like they're a enemy the and this is trump himself right that like trump is the least libertarian figure in republican party politics probably ever and the freedom caucus is the group of house conservative who are maximally trump aligned ride like there's no there's no actual like freedom in in the freedom caucus which i mean is consistent with the normal you know the austrian freedom party is like dare farright party things like that but it's it's a really striking because like there were a lot of takes in the obama era about a libertarian moment in american politics and various things like that but it's the most of the people involved in that are the trumper slick there isn't like a like a tension between the freedom wing of republicans and the authoritarian wing of republicans like it's the same wing at may very favorite and i am mayor's use this anecdote on a past weeds podcast because it is to me the best quote from an elected official on the current state of american politics is from representative tom massey who like grant paul comes out of kentucky i think it was also elected in 2010 and you know is is one of the.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Prized how open my members were to this kind of increase 'cause that's not i mean they're usually don't want that kind of increase in spending i mean sure there are some purists among them but largely we have seen they've companies which i mean okay with massive increases defence spending to the point that two weeks ago when they were negotiating a way to get to yes on the last a shortterm spending bill in january they actually struck a deal that paul ryan would push a shortterm spending bill that only increased to funding to the military and didn't increase funding to domestic programs so now but we reach to last night was that this budget cap steal sought kind of like a mini conservative revolt in the house and they're like we do not want to increase money to differ domestic programs by this match and we will not vote for this budget cap steal which force paul ryan to then seek support from democrats because he could not with enough votes in the house among republicans alone he's an illusion with rearing have this straight they insisted three weeks ago on a deal that increased military spending and then voted against it this week because it also increased domestic spending having already italy and they're about budget deficits denisot but they don't care about it when it comes to tax cuts or increasing military smith right so they don't care about the w if it's it's an interesting part of what's interesting about this the evolution is that the people replaced right the journal there was clearly a view at some point that the new tea party issues political grouping was libertarian in nature ripe so like freedom caucus was a good name right they didn't call themselves the relentless authoritarianism costas red there's also liberty.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"For a couple of years after that event yet and they they've they've used stabbing themselves in the arm is the alternative to cutting the limb off entirely right if like keeping this look like keeping existing funding levels is the easy way to go and you can't negotiate natural deal in your face in government shutdown every three months but the the question that i have your is like during the beginning of the sequester debate um it's this was one of their respects in which it seemed like the members of congress who came in and the 2010 wave the kind of not you know regardless of how you think about the tea party as a conservative movement it certainly seemed that the first elected officials coming into congress as part of that tea party wave maybe were going to break from the republican consensus on increased military spending and we're going to be a little bit more concerned with the bottom line of the budget and spending and it's interesting because tari you've definitely been like among the best reporters on talking about the role of the house freedom caucus in the current you know republican party in the house republican caucus in particular but i haven't had a sense of you know it seems that they're just as hawkish if not more so as anybody else and that this is something where they've just gone from being a distinct strain of conservatism to just being where you hang out in the house of your super duper conservative yeah i mean and this this comes to kind of the second roadblock that we we had last night and which i'll get to in a bit but yeah the the conservatives in the house it seemed to have shifted on increasing spending for defence i remember gosh it it was early last year when they were first starting to talk about budget caps and i was i spent a lot of time waiting outside of freedom caucus meetings and they would bring in the chair of the armed services committee to talk about why they should increase defence spending and mark meadows who's the chair of the freedom caucus was like has actually said.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"We need to do both we need to do the long term cuts in retirement and health programmes and in exchange also do some tax increases on the rich they couldn't reach an agreement around that they came to the sequester with the idea like these painful cuts to domestic spending in the military will force congress to make a deal on those lines they didn't make a deal on those lines than taxes went up because obama won the election bush tax cuts partially ab partially expired trump won texas went back down again trump has promised not to cut social security or medicare trump tried to cut medicaid very steeply in the obamacare repeal bills but basically failed so all those long term debt drivers were just like still there and then what they decided to do last night was essentially call it off the grim in mechanism right that like is it like they're not gonna i mean congressional opponents arms and under raise taxes they're not seriusly trying to cut social security medicare right and they don't have the political capability to cut medicare aid way and in since i mean one thing i've heard from professional budget hawks are like steamed about this because now spendings going up at your tanks regis cut but did did give congress it's do right like this request during the budget caps were never going to address the longterm debt issue which is driven by taxes in retirement programs the point of this ah quest her was as darrow saying as a commitment device to force them to do those things but says it isn't forcing them to do those things this is like actually no point in having it is like if we reach an agreement to say like we're going to keep stabbing ourselves in the arm until we come up with like a better way to explain this and then was like seven years later which is like all stabbing ourselves you don't like it at some point like yeah but why not just stop but they also like for the past since the sequester caps were put into effect every two years have and like let's pass the measure to stop stabbing ourselves and they are recently they have but the i mean they implemented.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Favour a giant increase in military spending and so therefore from the inside the rand paul perspective this is a bill in which they are concessions to democrats under messed expanding and there's a win for republicans that he doesn't care about right now in made sense why for rand paul rand paul did this i mean it was in the spirit of rand paul later at leg us wait till the the irony about the sequester caps being the base line here is that this request her was you know congress attempt at a commitment mechanism to get itself to like engage in some actual proactiv budgeting by say by imposing cuts in the future that we're going to be painful to republicans on the military and to democrats on domestic spending like that was and attempts has attempt to be responsible by making itself hurt in the future that failed miserably that you know resulted in a lot of pain on both sides and so you know this is something of a return to the status quo of for years ago where neither party is willing to say that they're not going to increase spending period they're just going to trade off military for domestic will anything if and rand paul is go is coming out of a period in which key kind of defacto got what he wanted because no one else in congress got what they wanted by saying no no i like that let's go back to that looks at me you know if you go bag would ever was eight years ago two two before the sequester debate right the these structural situation at that time was that spending on health care and retirement programs was just set to grow slowly and steadily over time because the population is ageing and be as healthcare costs grow over time and the tax level which at that time was the bush era baseline was too low to support that over the long term so if you had this big standoff in which at that time republicans were saying we need to resolve this exclusively by cuts in the retirement healthcare programmes and obama was saying no.
"six hour" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Rand paul who is fighting for uh his deficit hawkish nisa saying we should not increase the budget caps that were established and that this is fiscally irresponsible and he decided to filibuster a bill that no one would change and had the votes to pass for from slick six pm two eleven thirty and then at eleven thirty they're like opinion what we need to just because of senate procedure they couldn't actually vote without ran pontal one i am so at eleven thirty they're like you know as much as recess senate so that rand paul can like get off the floor wall technically shut down the government at twelve oon am and then come back and then around one thirty one forty the senate passed it so this isn't that unless roadblock this isn't even like the you know 2013 shutdown where like ted cruz in theory had something he wanted to get this isn't like three weeks ago where democrats as only they wanted to get this is literally like rand paul saying i don't have a solution here but i would like to make my abs wins known at great d at great length and annoyance i mean he had he had an amendment that would have stopped them from increasing the sequester kathleen his solution was less us not do this but like everybody else was like no we wanna do this so we just have to wait you out and then we will do instead of the waiting amount just happened to of posted past the deadline but he's so which it's worth saying a appoint here right because the there's a lot of moving pieces to the steel and most i dunno media narratives tend to like zoom in on just a couple aspects of it but like a big thing here is that the overall structure of this is that like republicans in a stylized sense like want the increased military spending and so the fact that there's a huge increase military spending is a big win for them and then some of the other stuff is like things from their perspective that they did to get democrats votes rand paul is a republican but like when paul does not.