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Rudy Giuliani testifies to a grand jury for nearly six hours over election investigation
"Rudy Giuliani was added in Atlanta courthouse yesterday as a special grand jury investigates possible illegal attempts to influence the 2020 election in Georgia Giuliani spoke with AP reporter Larry knew Meister at JFK airport as he returned to New York providing few details after hours of questioning before the grand jury in Atlanta District attorney said if the end mister Giuliani has satisfied his obligation under the subpoena So I was very happy with my satisfied my application Giuliani was pushed through the terminal in a wheelchair and confirmed it was his first plane trip since heart stent surgery in early July his attorney bob Costello did not address whether his client declined to answer any questions but said the 5 and a half hour session went well with no disputes Fulton county district attorney Fannie Willis opened the investigation after the disclosure of a phone call between Donald Trump and Georgia election official Brad raffensperger I just want to find 11,000
"six hours" Discussed on Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter
"The only thing better than grand and all night for your side hustle is your roommate picking you up with Mickey D's breakfast. The perfect pick up deal. There's a deal for every morning at McDonald's. Right now, tastes breakfast perfection when you get a warm and savory sausage mcmuffin with egg for just two 50. Price and participation may vary, can not be combined with combo meal. When P. T. Barnum's great American museum burned to the ground in 1865, what rose from its ashes would change the world. Welcome to grim and mild presents, an ongoing journey into the strange, the unusual and the fascinating. For our inaugural season, we'll be giving you a backstage tour of the always complex and often misunderstood cultural artifact that is the American sideshow. So come along as we visit the shadowy corners of the stage and learn about the people who are at the center of it all. In a place where spectacle was king, we will soon discover, there's always more to the story than meets the eye. So step right up and get in line. Listen to grim and mile presents now on the iHeartRadio app, Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more over at grim and mild dot com slash presents. Hi, everyone. Al Roker here. As a guy with his own catch phrase, I appreciate that smokey's only said only you can prevent wildfires. But I'm feeling it because there's a lot more to report. Like when they're parched or windy conditions out there, you gotta be extra careful with things like burning yard waste. After all, wildfires can start anywhere, even in your neck of the Woods. Go to smokey bear dot com to learn more about wildfire prevention. Brought to you by the U.S. forest service, your state forester, and the ad council. Welcome back to the Nazi button I share my next year with a dear friend dodie meacham hey Donny, let's get to the pearls. Thank you very much. Yesterday we were talking about Britney Spears, walking back some of her comments about Jamie Lynn. Particularly the comment where she called her scum. Oh, that's quite a thing to say. Tell me by surprise. Will these two ever find peace now? We should point out this poll was taken before today's revelation that she's talking about Justin Timberlake. I know, I've changed my mind, but the pearl says 65% no. I think you're right. And I think that number might be even higher. As more revelations in this book come forward, what do you think Donny? Will they ever make peace? No, I don't think so. And I mean, once you call me scum, and it's out there for the world to see. That's so rare. It's so rude. She also said she's never worked for anything in her life. She took that back as well. But she's that wrong in my opinion. But wouldn't she say it? Careful everybody wouldn't you say it. I've had people say some very cruel things to me, and I pretend that I don't remember, but there's always a little piece of it there. I mean, we talk a lot on this show about forgiveness, and I do believe in that, but I wouldn't be telling the truth if I didn't tell you there's a little percentage that always lives. When she say it, you can't totally take it back where with the majority. No, they're probably never going to find peace. That's sad, isn't it? Hey, don't forget to vote on today's poll. Go to our Twitter page at naughty nice rob or our Facebook page. Naughty gossip and we see a lot of check back tomorrow to hear your results and now it's time for a noisiest of the day. Prince Charles scorned some brownie points here. He invited the Sussex to stay with him, but security was a major concern. So reportedly, Prince Charles, he's invited prince Harry, Meghan Markle, little Archie, a little bit. To come say with him and duchess Camilla and England, but prince Harry's really concerned about security there. And he has a reason to be has been saddened, Prince of Wales, has been really sad and that he hasn't had the opportunity to spend time with his great grandchildren. Let's not forget nobody from the royal side seeing these kids yet. Except via Zoom. I know she hasn't met prince George or Charlotte or Louis she's not met any of them any of them. Any of them. Yeah, I think this is really nice of Charles, but let's be clear here. And he has a spare bedroom or two. They're hardly going to have to sleep on the couch. And I don't get the security thing. If it's good enough for the future king of England, if it's safe enough for the theater tracking of England. Why is he saving enough for these two? I think they are. I think he's more worried about Meghan, than he is worried about. Another will Meghan's, you know, controversial, but let's remember Camilla married Charles after Diana died. They didn't like her either. So you know there's already bars at the window. It's a safe place. They just like Camilla. You and me should be lucky enough to be that same. I don't get it. It's safe. The future king of England lives there. If you don't feel safe in a palace that is guarded by people wearing big hats and red coats. I don't wear you feel the same. They feel safer living next door to Oprah. I think that's the answer to the question. Once you live on the same street as Oprah, there's no security like it. Even then. None. Yeah, they're safest place in the world. Hey, Charles, you're a no system of the day, and now my naughty is the day naughty day. Kim Kardashian has posted a series of sexy bikini photographs and now fans think Pete took them to get this. It's all about the timing. Kim went to The Bahamas with Pete Davidson, a few days ago. She's posted the pictures now the day after Kanye screams and shouts about the birthday party. Insiders tell me Kim did not like their accusations that she was keeping him from seeing the children. So Kim wants to change the narrative. Guess how she does it, Donny, it always works. I know. So Kim's posted. They don't do pictures. She didn't take him today or yesterday. She's had these on a phone for a few days. I'll save these. I'll save these three pictures to I think. And when I need them, like a superpower. We're talking about these pictures. This is marvelous in them. She's a genius and a naughty one too. So hey before we go, let's have my mom on top of you get a rubber band over here. You get a rock. Thank you. Stand in front of the mirror until you have something coming to say. I know that sounds crazy, doesn't it? Stand in front of the mirror until you have something kind to say. You just have to find one thing to focus on. Maybe it's your hands, maybe a smile, maybe a bright eyes, maybe it's a great hair. Maybe it's your leg, you haven't seen for a while. This is a lesson that really was difficult for me to learn. I looked in the mirror and I saw all the things I didn't like about myself. And then I stopped. I said, I'm not leaving this bathroom people thought I had indigestion, I was in there for I was gonna I'm not leaving this bathroom until I can say one nice thing. Just one. And I found it. It's difficult Dunn, isn't it? Just being kind to yourself is more difficult than it should be. When you look in the mirror in the mornings, cleaning those big teeth of yours, looking at those very manicured eyebrows of yours, do you say nice things? No, immediately I always go to oh I look tired. Oh, I look rough. It's never like my skin's not bright enough. You're right. It is always a negative feeling and that can't carry on once you walk out of the bathroom. I want you to find one nice thing when I look at you, I see that.
Long queues form as UK starts booster blitz against omicron
"Long long lines lines formed formed at at the the vaccination vaccination centers centers in in Britain Britain as as people people heed heed the the government government school school football football idols idols to to get get booster booster shots shots to to protect protect them them against against the the Omicron Omicron variant variant of of the the coronavirus coronavirus in in a a televised televised announcement announcement prime prime minister minister Boris Boris Johnson Johnson who who said said everyone everyone eighteen eighteen and and up up would would be be offered offered a a third third vaccine vaccine dose dose by by December December thirty thirty one one lesson lesson three three weeks weeks away away a a month month earlier earlier than than the the previous previous target target while while the the online online appointment appointment booking booking system system will will not not be be opened opened under under thirties thirties until until Wednesday Wednesday Johnson Johnson says says any any adult adult could could show show up up to to walking walking center center to to get get a a boost boost to to shop shop starting starting Monday Monday consequently consequently lines lines of of built built up up at at big big London London vaccination vaccination centers centers with with some some people people waiting waiting as as long long as as six six hours hours before before receiving receiving the the job job I'm I'm Charles Charles de de Ledesma Ledesma
Lawyers allied with Trump ordered to pay $175K in sanctions
"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi a a reporting reporting lawyers lawyers who who allied allied with with Donald Donald Trump Trump after after the the twenty twenty twenty twenty election election must must pay pay one one hundred hundred seventy seventy five five thousand thousand dollars dollars in in sanctions sanctions nine nine lawyers lawyers aligned aligned with with former former president president Donald Donald Trump Trump including including Sidney Sidney Powell Powell and and L. L. Lin Lin would would have have been been ordered ordered to to pay pay the the city city of of Detroit Detroit and and the the state state of of Michigan Michigan a a total total of of one one hundred hundred seventy seventy five five thousand thousand dollars dollars in in sanctions sanctions for for abusing abusing the the court court system system with with a a sham sham lawsuit lawsuit challenging challenging the the twenty twenty twenty twenty election election results results the the total total includes includes more more than than one one hundred hundred fifty fifty three three thousand thousand dollars dollars going going to to Detroit Detroit the the sanctions sanctions will will cover cover the the legal legal costs costs incurred incurred by by the the city city and and Michigan Michigan in in defending defending against against the the lawsuit lawsuit the the money money must must be be paid paid within within thirty thirty days days U. U. S. S. district district judge judge Linda Linda Parker Parker who who imposed imposed the the sanctions sanctions in in August August rejected rejected most most of of the the attorney's attorney's objections objections to to the the proposed proposed award award for for Detroit Detroit but but she she did did reduce reduce it it by by twenty twenty nine nine thousand thousand dollars dollars Parker Parker previously previously ordered ordered to to each each of of the the lawyers lawyers to to undergo undergo twelve twelve hours hours of of legal legal education education including including six six hours hours in in election election law law hi hi Mike Mike Rossio Rossio
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"six hours" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Run through this laying around We have reviewed the switch. Led it is as I expected great. It is really nice to have a big screen The end i would. I would be hard pressed to tell anybody to upgrade if they have a regular switch like that would be irresponsible of me but upgrade if you have a regular sweat so glad i have a switch light. I played with one i did. I did our hands at some time ago. And yeah it's amazing. I can't play. We play metro dread on it although we also reviewed metro data andrew review that as well and kind of dampened. My enthusiasm a little bit. But that's okay. I'm gonna play it mostly because i preordered and because google to this new stuff. Yeah and they're like they're trying to find this weird zone of you know giving you features making it work on battery not making you feel like you have to pay a huge cloud subscription keeping the cost down and you know there's always trade-offs when you try and find a middle zone. You're not just making the most expensive nicest thing possible. And it just seems like they didn't quite nail those trade offs that that there's there's just like in the you know you. We've we've heard this metaphor of altech taco bell. It's just you know different variations of the same ingredients. And yeah they should. They should have stepped up late. Great be beef here. They missed they missed one. Weird trick with a trade off in the whole package doesn't cohere into something that feels ultra compelling. Yeah you know. we just can't off. The amazon event like rings like for all of their faults but like ring has jamie office ceo. He really cares about ring. Yeah in a way that is when you talk to him. It's like often like disconcerting. Yeah right you're like. Wow you are super into doorbells. My man again but the products are good and they reflected his passion for making video cameras for housing And safety again part and parcel. That is the contra assuring but you can tell that they really care. I've not been able to tell the google cares about nest. Ever since they bought best and then now right with these these products we know there. We know the people in charge of these divisions we interview them like. They're all smart and capable. They say the right things and you see the products like cost these fuel. Half-hearted rag always has and. I think they turn that around because some of the ideas are really good and like you know the fact that i have to run a tiny integrating with my like. Come on guys figured out dealer. Smart fridge coming. There's a rumor that is working on a smart footage. of course they are has made microwave. Do you think that make it a fridge. Samsung has a fridge with a camera. Cited how could amazon let them get away with that market. you know. lg probably you know they do stuff amazon. Already makes the thing where they have a camera pointing at you detecting whether or not you pick up food in their stores. Why wouldn't they also put that in your house. I don't know. I'm trying to get angry and worked up about it but i can't. I'm like i don't. I don't believe that amazon can make the leap from alexa. That like helps you turn on the lights and tells you the weather and tells you funny jokes to alexa. That has an interface that is visual judge. Wanna to do stuff with and something about the smart fridge is like if you just slap a speaker and a microphone at a fridge. That doesn't count. they're gonna put a shopping list. Yeah but if you're going to have an interface complicated do you think they're gonna be able to pull that off. I don't know if i believe that amazon can do visual interfaces. This is this is fundamentally why. I'm like nervous about the echo. Show fifteen the wall to wall picture thing. Like i don't know i mean that's kind of like their precursor for this right like this test case. All i'm saying to you is the words grocery store locking. Yeah you have a smart fridge the tracks what you eat and then orders food from foods and then suddenly you're like i can't go to another grocery store excuse. My fridge has locked into whole foods. Yeah that sounds great. It's amazing. I just did this week. Unlocking i wasn't even thinking about it. Oh we forgot about this. We can lock in put in the thing. is this week. Lock amazon fridge see. Stop sending us angry letters. We did it. Okay we're way over. I'm just gonna run through these things. There's a huge twitch hack. Timeworn is all over that coverage literally entire source code for twitch all of its apps it's payment structures. It's a mounts to people. All that is leaked the hacker saints part one. If you've listened while we have very conflicted feelings reporting on axe like you don't want to do you want to be the hammer for the revenge. Plot like yeah right. It's bad so we're being careful but all that out there. It's a big deal. It's gonna have long russians. Casey and platformer talked to two former which engineers for like twitches long had poor operational security practices. This was just coming for them. Tom and ash did as well. They they also did a a story about talking with some engineers and other people at twitch that just showed that this was long longtime of they could have done better and they chose not to mckenna has. The story is great. I love this speaking of facebook ads. There's a governor's race in virginia. One of the candidates race was pharmacy of the carlisle group. This is only important. Insofar as the carlisle group funded. The purchase of taylor swift's masters when she was in.
"six hours" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Them to stop. They're spending millions of dollars on these apps as customers doing political advertising. They can't stop. Have you ever seen a chuck grassley. Tweet there's no social media manager in between him and that keyboard crazy like these apps. they're not at a removed from products anymore. so facebook is knowable. I think has come to ed here. What's going to happen russell. Marquis senator markey ended with some very strong words from convert them. Yeah so he. Here's my message for mark zuckerberg your time of invading our privacy promoting toxic content and preying on children and teens is over. Congress will be taking action. You can work with us or not worth us but we will not allow your company to harm our children and our families and our democracies any longer. Thank you mrs. How can we will act. Ooh he's really like he's not like straight out. Saying mr zuckerberg has a child predator. But he's really like he's going for it. I will say like why do you think of the. There's a chance. We just ended up with parental advisory stickers on facebook russell. What do you think happens next year. Well okay. I think the best thing congress like congress is good at deliberating does it. I think there are some specific laws. Around so i mentioned the child to children's online privacy protection act like there are some proposals around strengthening it. I think that's like kinda uncontroversial at least so far. I definitely see one of those passing. I think we're probably going to see. Mark zuckerberg like subpoenaed to testify in front of this committee. It really seemed really unhappy that he did not come and like. There's a lot of heat on this. And no one on the committee's defending facebook at all. So i would not be at all surprised if we saw an actual like subpoena issued to him and i think they can also they they can form an investigative probe that will have subpoena power and can get more documents like this which i think would also be a really really interesting thing because i mean now that we know that these files are within facebook and we have a whistle blower who is certainly happy to work with congress to sort of point out more of them. I think it would potentially put the company in a really dicey place. Yeah it appears that there are more documents so this week was very bad facebook. It took us an hour to get through all the bad things that happened in march still hasn't to his credit. I mean it was the single best piece of calms. Facebook did this entire week. I don't believe where this company we invest in this research for a reason. we're taking it under advisement. The it ends with the same thing that facebook has been saying for a long time which is like the congress should just regulate us in. Our lobbyists should write the regulations. Like i will say in that blog. Post more mark zuckerberg blog posts finally addressing all of us. That came out after the hearing he uses the term industry leading five times like our industry leading research effort and it's like facebook. Is the industry like. They're spending more on research than like youtube. Is i guess and like youtube. Pretty big but like facebook's the largest company like this in the world yeah okay spend more on it. I don't know fixed just very odd to be. We have an industry leading like research. They spent like when the when the instagram story first came out their whole response to it was how like. Don't pay attention to any of the research. it's all minor and dumb and like it's very very small potatoes and you should ignore it. So it's like really weird to be like. Hey yeah we absolutely suck at this later. Be like actually we are the best at. It's because we care just watching their their plan of action for this slowly twist. I think that people inside facebook doing this research really tough spot and they are very unhappy. We'll we'll see if they choose to remain there. They're all looking for data scientists right now. They're on lincoln. The social leverage microsof- also ethnically ranked. It's a real problem for them. I think next week is going to be even more of this. But at the end where we began which is nationally representative survey people in america. A huge percentage of them say they don't use facebook because of how it does business as the number one reason. They told us they don't use facebook. This stuff is just going to accelerate that curve and then tick-tock whichever also it's very unhappy with is poised to grab all those young users that facebook wants. This is a spy kevin piece this week. He's like what we are. Seeing is a company in decline and we should treat it like company that clients desperate for elephants. It's fighting back trying quaint it's turf instead of a company confident and on the attack. I don't that's certainly should read that piece. Kevin did a good job writing. But it's an interesting. It's the frame that i've been thinking about. Is this horrible swisscom okay. We have to break russell. Thank you very much totally. thanks for having. We'll be back talking about some gadgets. Actually back what's up with the word heirloom. It's pretty easy to break. Down air loomed become a word for that beautiful special piece that your family is.
"six hours" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Ever happened. It's really not supposed to ever happen so make it so catastrophic. Yeah like you're gonna feel like such a jerk that like people couldn't get into the building because the update that like joe in t sent out. What's funny about this is. This is the second time computer stuff has kept facebook employees out of buildings and from doing it. We're remember when apple revoked their certificates. Yeah right and like other apps stopped working. It's the face like you shouldn't run into this problem twice in like redundancy. It's the thing keys. Thought keys keyser. Great do you think works hydrofoil. Just like power. Dan is using the ocean. Scoot analyzing you. Yes all right. So that is a very bad day for facebook right like billions of dollars wiped off the market cap. The revenue implications facebook has already issued revenue guidance. It was gonna be lower than expected because of apples ad tracking blocks in iowa's fourteen point five fifteen so the money's bad now that they've gone down for six hours himself. His net worth went down seven. Bill he's worth one hundred and twenty billion so like no more yachts this year but like he'll be fine. Just cancel that order. So that's bad we're really then. There's the senate hearing and i i have to say we've seen a lot of tech hearings. The day-night states congress is batting the thirty percent on having good hearings protect companies. Sometimes great sometimes horrible. This one in my estimation was a great one and it's mostly because they agreed with her in she is very compelling but they did a good job here russell. You wanna walk through the hearing. Yeah so i mean. I think one big thing to remember so so before the sixty minutes interview even the facebook files had come out any particular child safety like the idea that this was having a native impact on the mental health of children was like really got this subcommittee attention it's this subcommittee from senate commerce committee. And they're very focused on tech privacy issues in particular. There's a particular law copa that the children's online privacy protection act that sort of set stricter guidelines for kids under thirteen. This is why a lot of like online products will cut off at thirteen most notably instagram. But like if you know someone under thirteen in america across the world like it is very likely that they have an instagram account. Because it just asks for your birthday. Like i mean there's trivial easy to start an instagram account. If you're under thirteen an ever in kind of knows this and like probably they should get on that. I mean they are on it but like are you really trying hard enough. If joe joe can get around it joe wa actually was mentioned in the. I believe it was senator. Blumenthal was like. I talked to joe about instagram. And she's on instagram for years. Like why is joe instagram. And you know there wasn't a good answer for that. So prior the previous week so much pain could have been avoided if we kept gioja off into anyway. Sorry i'll stop antigone davis facebook's head of sort of global safety head testified in front of this same subcommittee and i mean senator blumenthal who has subcommittee had said like look. My staffers and i got together and made a fake thirteen-year-old girl instagram account and followed a bunch of like dieting accounts and very quickly. We were getting recommended content about like self harm and eating disorders and like it went straight there and it was this classic case of something we've heard over and over again and i think people really sense day to day of this kind of flywheel of the algorithm pushing you further and further out but i mean it's real and suddenly you have the senator asking you know again not mark zuckerberg because he doesn't want to be the face of defending facebook on this. He okay the head of trust and safety head of global safety is going to go out there and defend it then the sixty minutes things happen the outage. Suddenly we have this person who was. She's very smart. She's totally in command of what she's talking about. And several times they sort of tried to lead her out into some other thing of. We'll do you think we need a specific law about this. And she said no. I don't think we should have rules about specific types of content. You have to go after the algorithms a bunch of times. They asked her to talk about data privacy and she was like. I don't work on data privacy. I don't know anything about it. I'm here to tell you about this specific thing and she really was just relentlessly focused on the idea. That ranking stuff pudding the highest engagement the content that is most likely to be engaged with in front of the most people like bumping it to the top of the feed is just this inherently dangerous thing that facebook does not have a handle on how to sort of counter the dangers of it. And that's a really powerful argument. And i think it's intuitively very convincing it. Also i mean. She has thousands of pages of facebook documents. That are the receipts for this argument. Which facebook is trying to call them stolen documents. It's not going to congress is like thank you for stealing these kinda like you're out of moves then well the thing about that. Focus and the existence of those documents. That struck me is it served as a focusing function for the senators. Like we didn't go off into. Let's talk about know. Law shown batting. Land they everyone focused on the topic at hand for the most part. Ted cruz remained focus. It's hard for teddy. He's got a yellow that. Usually i will say there are already people on the right. Who are like..
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"A connoisseur of sixty minutes how would you say the segment like stacked up with like. How would you rate it. We can i. Can i preface this underlying the word connoisseur. There when alex was like. I was like who's going to do the sixty minutes. He's in the news like i. She volunteered the saturday sunday night. Alex volunteer. I'm excited for it. And then she goes it depends on who's producing it. Do you know the difference between a ranking and favorites. I did evaluate. No sixty minutes sometimes can have not really well produced stories when it comes to technology stuff like it can be it can be really wishy washy and this one was great. They they understood everything. And i think it was really helped by the whistle blower herself. And i think that's something that we saw in her her appearance before congress as well is that elegant is just super well prepared. She's super well trained to talk about these. These matters and to also be very clear when she doesn't know something right. Which i think is really really important. She's not going to just pop off. she's she's gonna stop and say hey. I don't understand that issue. I don't have enough context to to speak authoritatively about it and she appeared on sixty minutes. She prevailed to she was she had formerly worked at google. She had worked at petrous data scientists and she had worked at facebook and then after the january six riots and then after they shuttered the the group sheep is working with she said. Oh wait i can no longer trust this company. I don't feel comfortable with what they're doing. I think it's time to start collecting some data. So that when. I leave and i present this data to the sec into the press there will be no way out. It'll be very very clear that facebook has a problem that needs to be addressed. She's very well. We'll get to the hearing. Yeah but she's a harvard. Mba was a coder at like she has the experience. Like one of facebook's pushbacks she worked here for less than two and it's like yeah but look at all the up. She's she has the credentials raise. She's prepared meal. She was never added decision. Point needing i wanna get. I want to spend a lot of time on face weirdo response to her in congress. So that was the sixty minutes interview she said. Facebook is picking profits over censoring hate speech. Yeah and what was interesting about it was. She didn't spend a lot of time talking about the the previous stuff. We already seen the instagram story. She didn't spend a lotta time to actually talking about the january six riots and whether or not face book was culpable for that. She's been a lotta time to say the core business. Facebook is bad for the general public and has to be stopped which was like oh in this engagement based ranking of content. The news feed right. She was very focused on these algorithms. And how the algorithms are making the world a worst place and unless you had some like really compelling little quotes that she gave sixty minutes. And i thought she gave like some of the evidence that sixty minutes aired was really really compelling and felt big to be in a way that some of the previous stuff hadn't but i'm also not a facebook reporter so i was also like a. Wow this is huge. And i'm sure like alex was like we've heard this before. No i definitely had a moment with alcyone and with casey and with myself whereas like oh another facebook scandal had to stop and remind myself and then remind everyone like this one feels very different. How in said on sixty minutes. There's a conflict between what was good for the public and what was good for facebook. Facebook shows over and over into optimize for its interests and she pinned a lot of this to an algorithm shift or face with de prioritize news feed and prioritize sharing from friends and family and then used engagement to rank that stuff and it is easier to get people to hate. Share something than love sharat. It's easier to as negative emotions and positive emotions. We all everybody who's ever been on. The internet knows this information. Yeah and so you get what you get. What happened with facebook. So that's sixty that's sunday and oh man. What a bad week. Were expecting her to show up in front of congress because in more documents like oh what a bad week. And then face he got substantially worse russell. What happened with this outage. Yeah i mean. Facebook just disappeared from the internet. Six hours right. I mean that's immediately people were like. This must have been in response to something. People thought it was a false flag. I think all of that kind of shows how paranoid people have become about facebook but so the technical side of it was. They had disappeared from a bunch of internet architecture. Stuff like we know where the facebook servers were but the ways that computers find facebook when you type facebook dot com all of that all of those cables had been torn out specifically so dns is sort of the phone book and bgp. Kind of the google maps. I guess like the directions that help you find things like go to this hop and then this saab and both of those it was it just kind of disappeared. The facebook explanation was that their internal network that sort of their servers used to talk to each other. They deployed some bad code and it was it just went down and then that had the cascading effect which because one of the computers on their network is responsible for running all of the architecture they just disappeared from all of that and there was no way to know when you type in facebook.com. It just wouldn't know where to point you. I mean so. Dns and b both very technical and they're very core parts of the internet that like the spec of how the internet works. This is like core internet engineering and because of that they're like bad things about it and there are complaints people have about and they're like legitimate security problems with bgp where like they can tell you. People can point you in the wrong direction and then spy on you or mug you or something like this is a real spy thing that people are concerned about but facebook has basically built. Its own version of that kind of quietly in the background. So it means presumably with an eye towards full if something bad happens on the regular internet and there's like a really bad dns attack it won't affect us because we have our enclosed dns system that we built this big wall between us and the rest of the internet and like it really only listens to our internal network but then as soon as the internal network goes down. of course. there's no there's none of the resiliency that you would normally get from like being actually connected to the internet and we should say that it wasn't just facebook.com that went down. It was also oculus. We disclosed earlier instagram. And i think for a lot of countries most importantly what's up because what's up is more popular than i beseech you know. Just say that way and it is an essential communication tool for a lot of people. Yeah so many countries have this like unofficial utility infrastructure over. What's app and mike. Their economy stopped for six hours. That's weird that great. There were other knock on affects. Facebook itself runs on facebook's network so their email stopped working there building access. Cards stopped working. If you think about fixing it hilarious thread to follow on that day was they had to get the engineers to the building to the servers to fix them but they couldn't contact. The engineers know their numbers from face assistance. Like they couldn't come in the engineers can get into the building. There was a delightful rumor that turned out to be not true but all deep in our hearts wanted to believe it that they couldn't open the server cages so they had to use angle cutting server cages. That was my favorite one. It's not true it's not true. I'm only mentioning it because like if you're writing a screenplay about this like make it true in the screenplay when we talk about that movie we can talk about it like just putting that out in the world. Six hours is a long time for facebook. Yeah the knock on effects for what's up or super real for people you know people who whose lives you like jobs are like by ads on facebook. Like what do we do. They start issuing the press like the small business. Economy is hurt zuckerberg who has so far said nothing about the whistle blower issues a statement. It's like we're very sorry. We back soon russell. How they fix it. I mean they like rebooted. The the sort of the unemployed didn't play. Like i will say so. There hasn't really been a ton of like conversation about this. But i think one of the things that gets responses people have is like well it sounds like it was kind of dumb to run. Absolutely everything off the internal network. Like what if the internal network goes down. Don't you want to have some like backup plan. Like maybe just. Don't put the email on the internal network. But i also think like part of the point of putting it like when something like this happens you actually want it to be really bad for.
Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide
"The six hour outage at Facebook Instagram and what's app highlights how vital it has become a worldwide whats app is the most widely used app in Brazil offices various services and even the courts had trouble making appointments in Haiti many of the countries more than eleven million people depend on what's app to alert one another about gang violence in certain neighborhoods or to talk to relatives in the US Haitian migrants traveling to the U. S. rely on what's app to find each other or share key information such as safe places to sleep Sarah Murdoch runs a small Seattle based travel company adventures with Sarah and relies on Facebook live videos to promote her chores she estimates the breakdown Koster thousands of dollars in bookings I bet Donahue
Facebook Mysteriously Went Down After Whistleblower Went Public... Coincidence?
"Facebook was down for yesterday. Y well they said that it was an internal system error but was it to try and reset the company and reset their coding. One man jason wrote on facebook of all places he said. What sort of content is facebook now being challenged to regulate more hate speech. Divisive political content conspiracies. Of course anything. That stands in the way of their agenda and why for facebook's own financial gain because they're antitrust agenda must remain so the whistle blower has now come out and just endorsed more censorship for the good of children while also preserving antitrust. So how do you make such a massive algorithm ick chain across the entire site to censor more maybe install a new algorithm and reboot the entire system for five or six hours and yet the following day as the whistle blower goes in front of congress. They reset the entire thing now. Maybe it's just kind of a system boot. They don't know what they're doing but we posted something on instagram. Yesterday that had come to the worst engagement we have ever seen any post ever are. We now been blacklist. I don't know. I'm just saying it was so bad connor right. It was unbelievable. I looked at it this morning and it was a good post and it was just completely obliterated now. Maybe it's just some sort of functional error. Whatever and it's very strange to the facebook configuration effected telegram. At and t. And verizon and facebook has now said that the major outage was due to configuration changes so they were reconfiguring things yesterday. to what extent are they harmonizing. With this whistle blower is this whistleblower real whistleblower or is this someone that has been sent out to try to create a narrative that will actually benefit the tech
The Facebook Whistleblower Is a Pro-Censorship Czar
"I turned to. Cbs to see what was on. And it was this. Facebook whistle blower found the whole thing to be really strange very staged very scripted. And so you have this whistle blower going on sixty minutes and said okay. This doesn't seem right just the way she was answering questions it was she kept on saying i want what's best for the company wants what's best for facebook and i think they're getting in their own way. So that's strange whistle blower the keeps on saying that you actually want what's best for the company that's kind of a weird way to frame it and so then today all of a sudden the whistle blowers in front of congress. That happened quickly. So you go from sixty minutes to congress and forty eight hours thirty six hours not even who put all that together. Is there a democrat staffer. That wants her to go in front of congress and so this woman who is testifying francis how gin. She's a thirty seven year old former facebook product manager who worked on the civic integrity issues at the company. Now mind you yesterday. Facebook was down mysteriously for five or six hours. And there is a theory out there. And i just want to reiterate it unsubstantiated and purely conjecture purely speculative that all of this is tied together that there might have been some sort of algorithm ix system reset within facebook which is why facebook went down for five hours yesterday. Why none of the people in charge of facebook seemed that confused or irritated when facebook went down. Purely unsubstantiated and speculative but it's interesting and it would make sense in a certain particular theory of analysis so francis hogan gets in front of facebook and she says something repeatedly look in order to save facebook from the children in order to save facebook or save children from facebook. We need more government regulation to monitor the political discourse on facebook so basically she is a pro censorship.
Why Facebook and Instagram Went Down for Hours on Monday
"Hear facebook and instagram was down for six hours yesterday to the millions and millions of people dependent on social media. I'm so sorry that happened to you. Had to be miserable day. It'll what you know. What it was for me was monday. Because i don't spend any time on any of that crap. I just don't do it. Can't stand it and the explanation about why facebook and instagram down for six or eight hours. Not a very good one something about the servers. They were transferring servers. Or what get a whole lot of confidence that the entire platforms were down for a day because you had some server maintenance issues or something didn't doesn't seem to stable to me that again. Nothing seems very stable to me anymore.
Records show slow response to report of California oil spill
"Records show a slow response to a report of a possible oil spill off the southern California coast oil spill reports reviewed by the Associated Press raise questions about the coast guard's response as well as how quickly amplify energy the company operating the pipeline reported a major leak in the pipeline the Coast Guard says it was not notified of the disaster until Saturday morning the record shell it's hazardous spill response hotline received the first report of a possible oil slick Friday evening reports say the Coast Guard found out more than twelve hours before amplify energy first reported the spill to the Coast Guard Saturday morning and that was more than six hours after the incident occurred federal and state authorities require rapid reporting of a spill failure to do so is resulting in criminal prosecutions in the past I'm
Texas Needs to Create a Confrontation With the Federal Government Over Border Crisis
"More complaining about to joe biden. And we know who he is. He is not the president of this country. He has some sort of aims ambitions to china or central america. We've gone into that many different times instead. We need to be solution-oriented. I do not like the politics of complaining. Now if you live in california. I get it. Texas is not california texas hill country. They'll secure the border. The good folks in fredericksburg texas. They won't put up with this at all. We also have to stop caring with the left and the media says about us to relevant play. Cut fifty two. But we want to show you why this camp got so big in the first place at swelled the fifteen thousand saturday morning hundreds of migrants at a time just streaming in from sudani kunia walking across the river and just illegally entering the united states without any resistance from our federal government whatsoever. They crowded on the shore and huge masses. We watched it for five six hours straight thousands coming in and eventually the only thing that stopped it was the state of texas and they literally formed kind of a wall if you will with their patrol vehicles and they stemmed the flow. They formed a wall and they stemmed the flow. Of course there's zero resistance from federal authorities. Federal authorities are under orders from the president to allow an open border society. And this really does open the question. And i've asked this question for the last couple months. And i think we're finally seeing an issue that is exposing how republicans are under prepared to deal with the actual crisis. That's happening in america. Which is how much power to the states. Actually have the federal government postures. They flex their muscles but we saw under the trump administration that the federal government backed down when sanctuary state and sanctuary city measures were passed in seattle in portland and san francisco. Los angeles what texas needs to do is create a confrontation with the federal government and the federal government will back down. Texas is the perfect place to test this out.
Children Should Not Have Access to Smartphones
"A lot of the kids that were like twelve and thirteen. I said how many of you have phones and every hand went up. That's really bad. I'll be honest with you guys. No person should have a phone until they're eighteen. If that and i'm not trying to make you feel bad but i grew up without one and it was one of the greatest gifts from god that i grew up without a smartphone. Like this this weird creepy window into talk controlling your children. It's easy to give your child phone because it keeps them entertained. And you don't actually have to worry about what they're doing half the time i asked them i said. How long do you guys spend on your phone like six hours seven hours. I said you guys should smash your phones. I'm not kidding. And i'm happy to get into. This is how i think. Technology has really played a role. I had a reporter once. They say you're anti technology. Yeah okay sure yeah. I mean in my anti smartphone. I mean i'm anti what what what it's made us. Be calm of course. And we know so little about the neuroscience of what this does to our interpersonal relationships to spiritual development to mental health and so challenged them provocatively league because it gets young people's attention because we're in competing for attention with students because they're on talk all the time in which is disastrous chinese by operation. That has mind. It's true that has mind all your children's data and they all have it. I asked them and they're like oh. Yeah we use it on my gosh and yeah i just told him i said get off the phone and start living in the real
Ep 142: How Kindness and Community Empower Todays Nonprofit Leaders (with guest John Hoffman) - test
"Came to twenty twenty one kind of annoyed annoyed that nonprofit leaders and their remarkable heroics in twenty twenty didn't get the spotlight or the recognition. They deserved we all fussed. In twenty twenty about the dearth of leadership in our society. I think folks just looking in the wrong place overlooking leaders around this country who educate advocate feed the hungry provides shelter bring beauty through the arts lead congregations to help us keep the faith all of these people right here in front of our eyes. I see it every day and it makes me kind of angry that others don't or worse still. We talked about staff board. Volunteers of these nonprofits the backbone of our society we talk about these people as nice. Nice really rubs me the wrong way. It feels really pass to me now. Kindness is a word. I can brace but i don't know that i had ever spent that much time thinking about the distinction between the two until i watched a documentary on amazon prime the film. The antidote offered me an aha moment. And i just love a good moment is i learned that the reason i embrace the word kindness is that implies action it requires commitment and in this documentary. We see through stories. Beautifully told by my friend and six time emmy winner. John hoffman the kindness. M- may be thought of as something gentle but it has real strength. John says that kindness is a weapon for change. One of the heroes. He's spotlights in the film. Says quote kindness is a practice. Kindness is a stance end quote. And so today. I want you to meet my friend and john. He and i both know this to be true. Kindness may not be the ultimate antidote. And it's not actually something special you can drop into any community at any time and find it blossoming and you'll find those leaders who are practicing it every day. John's journey developing idea and bringing it to life is as instructive and as inspiring is the film. What's up. I feel lucky. Indeed to be able to introduce you to my friend. John and grateful that he's game to share his story with you. Greetings welcome to nonprofits her messy. I'm your host joan. Gary founder the nonprofit leadership lab where we help smaller nonprofits thrive. I'm also a strategic advisor for executive directors and boards of larger nonprofits. I'm a frequent keynote. Speaker blogger an author on all things leadership and management learn. More at joan gary dot com. I'm a one with a mission to fuel. The leadership of the nonprofit sector my goal with each episode is to dig deep into an issue. I know the nonprofit leaders are grappling with finding just the right person to offer you advice and insights. Today is no exception. John hoffman is a six time emmy award winning filmmaker whose most recent films include rancher farmer fisherman which premiered at the sundance film festival in january twenty seventeen and out of many one which premiered at the new york film festival followed by net flex in two thousand eighteen much. John's work as a filmmaker has focused on the key. Health issues of our time including the weight of the nation addiction and the alzheimer's project all on. Hbo and i in human on discovery. A six hour series set in the world's largest research hospital. The nih is building ten. In addition to making films. John has also been a network executive. He was the adp of docs specials for discovery. From twenty fifteen to two thousand eighteen and After nearly two decades as vp of documentary programming at hbo not in john's by is that he was instrumental. In persuading me that i needed to leave corporate america and become a nonprofit executive director. He may take some degree of pride in that. But it is far exceeded by the gratitude. I feel for what became a complete personal and professional transformation for me so john welcome and i am just not sure i can ever repay you for the art of press. Suasion was on display during a lovely brunch at our home so many years ago. Hi john john really wonderful to be with you. I am so out of you and all that you have accomplished in the time that we've known each other But the the tremendous evolution of your sort of career. You're you're on understanding end leadership in the not so My hat to you for all. You're doing that seems. Seems like you go have a piece of my hat. So so let's pick up your story about the making of this film from the point at which you and your team became kind of hyper focused on this world kindness and how you might explore it in a documentary. I guess you kinda define it. I why don't you tell us about the process. Well in in the two thousand sixteen two thousand seventeen but bearing much In i was Very disturbed as so. Many people were by the growing distance in the country. An outright hatred that was expressed in so many ways in the country and i had the incredible good fortune of having a relationship with A nonprofit health system called dignity health. They had funded in a very generous way some public health that i was doing when i left. Hvo when i created a nonprofit media company called the topic good projects and i was with the ceo of dignity house and their model is hello human kindness and i was having a very interesting conversation with him and senior leadership about the strong commitment as a nonprofit helped brighter kindness and our authentic was and i said would you ever consider doing the documentary becomes and lighting and that led to were conversation and eventually led just on that word to them giving principal funding for what became the antidote total editorial control. It was literally confidence in me to make a film on that. Were not a big risk now. Really not big risks. And so i put together a small team. I found a remarkable co director cooperman. Who was nominated for the kennedy award for short film. She did hojo's violin. Beautiful beautiful short documentary and we started on jer. We read everything we could about compassionate empathy decency putt from art and poetry in economics and political theory and evolution. We found absorbs so much and we quickly came to the realization that the world does not need any more exploration random next is that there's so many media platforms that on. Social media is love stories of random acts. We
Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray, Gives Advice for World Marathon Challenge Hopefuls
"This week's guest on the show is a woman named deirdre keane. She was just featured on humans of new york and the running community was so excited. We were like a runner on humans of new york and her next big goal is that world marathon challenge any advice for her she signed. She's doing it like she has signed up. she's good. She's doing it next year if she's listening to this any advice for her well for me. It's like anything else before you can make a commitment like that. You have to earn the right to do it than what you can't do it on a buyer room that it's it's gonna come back to bite you so you have to do the work and i knew i could do the work. I been there before in terms of running that many miles consecutively day to day to day to day when i was wanted to fifty miles every single day for almost eighty consecutive days. So what's the big deal running twenty six miles for seven days in a row but the big deal is the fact attorney seven continents and so for me. It was more about not as much the training. 'cause that was a given but it was about the rat race in between and it was about sleep deprivation. It was about nutrition while flying was about recovery at thirty five thousand feet no sitting in a seat for twelve hours you know and then get often go run another marathon so trying to figure that all out it was about the weather. Temperatures in climates that we were in antarctica and it was whatever ten degrees and then back plane six hours later. You're in south. Africa running at eighty five degrees and your body's calling. Yeah not a lot of time to acclimate gave. You gotta figure that all out in advance. i mean i think anyone who serious about it does the training. I mean the running. I don't mean to be little it. It wasn't easy. I'm not saying disease but it was probably the less challenge in part of the overall experience for me was the running. When i was running. I was like thank god. I'm running like dumb. Does fly in done with this craziness. get employed. We get my luggage and all that stuff on buses and everything. I'm out here in the moment. Doing what i loved to do in impediment was like that was the calm. That was almost the easy pot. The running
"six hours" Discussed on WTVN
"Six hours as it closes in on the southern coast of Texas. Some of the worst of the storm could hit starting late tomorrow. In a Tuesday the crush of COVID patients overtaking ICUs and seven states ABC. Johnny Norman Grade Ammonia As family says it took calls to 43 hospitals across three states to get the 73 year old, a cardiac ICU bed. He died in a facility in Meridian, Mississippi, 200 miles from his Alabama home. Relatives using his obituary to ask people to please get vaccinated to free up resources for non covid related emergencies like his, adding Ray would not want any other family to go through what his did one in four new covid infections are in Children, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. North Korea's successfully test launched newly developed long range cruise missiles yesterday and today, says it's state run news agency. Retired Marine Corps Colonel Steve Gandered. ABC News contributors interesting that this launch did not have Kim Jong un in attendance, which sort of signifies that this is not something that they see as a strategic breakthrough. North Korea is a proliferator. They like to sell their weapons. The Iranians are one of their best clients, and so a weapon like this would be of great interest to the to the Iranians. And so the other side of the world is where this weapon, maybe most destabilizing. No threat to the U. S. As again you're you're listening to ABC news. The pandemics reminded us we live in a sea of airborne germs that can assault us with every breath. Your nose is the body's first line of defense by helping filter out allergens, bacteria and viruses before they reach your lungs. But like any air filter, the more clogged up, it gets, the less it works. So how do you clean your nose? I'm Martin Hoke and I didn't invent nasal irrigation. The neti pots been around thousands of years, but I did invent Nevada's to make cleaning your nose. Easy. Nova's uses powered suction to flush out Mucus and germs that cause congestion.
Why Are the Numbers Changing of Americans Stranded in Afghanistan?
"Let's go to cut. Eight Go. Now we believe that about 100 to 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan. Okay, now, how can that be that? We believe 100 to 200. That's a big difference. 102 100, isn't it? Ladies and gentlemen. And how did we get 102 100. Six hours ago was 250. Few hours before that, it was 1500. Where these numbers coming from. They're trying to reduce the numbers. They're trying to dumb down the humanity involved in all the gulf citizens. Not my star. Yeah. Okay, well, all right, screw it, then. Go ahead. With some intention to leave. Most of those were Wait a minute. We have 100 to 2 under Americans with some intentional Do you understand, folks? What's going on. This is this is the worst kind of Shameless propaganda. There's 102 100 left with some intentionally. Nobody among them says Get me the hell out of here. I have no intention to stay now. You know, this is a lie. We've heard the cries and the voices If
Biden Warns Another Militant Attack in Afghanistan Is Highly Likely
"Biden says the risk of another attack on us troops at the kabul airport remains extremely high. The military continues evacuation of americans at risk afghans until the final troops depart. Here's npr's greg. Murray president biden said in a statement. Saturday that quote. Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next twenty four to thirty six hours. He also said the. Us would continue to target isis k the group behind the suicide bombing at the airport a us drone strike killed two members of the group and wounded a third at the pentagon spokesman. John kirby said the military was pressing ahead with evacuation flights. Nothing has changed about the time line for us and we will do this as safe in an orderly way as possible and that includes being able to continue to evacuate right up until the end the. Us mission is scheduled to in tuesday greg mary. Npr news washington. A pentagon said this weekend more than one hundred seventeen thousand people including fifty four hundred. Americans have been blown out of afghanistan so
Attack on Kabul Airport ‘Highly Likely’ in Coming Hours: Biden
"President biden says the risk of another attack on us troops at the kabul airport remains extremely high. The military continues evacuation of americans at risk afghans until the final troops depart. Here's npr's greg. Murray president biden said in a statement. Saturday that quote. Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next twenty four to thirty six hours. He also said the. Us would continue to target isis k the group behind the suicide bombing at the airport a us drone strike killed two members of the group and wounded a third at the pentagon spokesman. John kirby said the military was pressing ahead with evacuation flights. Nothing has changed about the time line for us and we will do this as safe in an orderly way as possible and that includes being able to continue to evacuate right up until the end the. Us mission is scheduled to in
Biden: New Attack Against U.S. Forces in Kabul 'Highly Likely'
"To. The latest developments in afghanistan and president bides new warning that another ice. It's attack could happen there as soon as tomorrow. Alley mattel has late details. President joe biden warning that another terror attack in afghanistan is imminent the president in a statement. Saturday echoing warnings given to him by top. Us commanders that an attack is highly likely in the next twenty four to thirty six hours but they assured him they have all the authorities resources and plans to protect our men and women on the ground this after making good on his earlier. Promise for revenge we will hunt you down. Make you pay a us. Drone strike killed two high profile isis k. members and wounded one other according to the pentagon who described them as planners and facilitators of possible future attacks. The fact that two of these individuals are no law long longer. Walk in on the face of the earth. That's a good thing. Mr biden vowing today. This strike was not the last. But defense officials were tight-lipped on if these targets were involved in thursday's attack at the kabul airport and guarded about the strikes specific impact on isis capabilities. We aren't thinking for a minute that what happened yesterday gets us into clear. Not a minute. The us didn't alert any other countries to the strike beforehand including the taliban the taliban condemning the us attack calling it a direct violation of the sovereignty of our country meanwhile us forces hustling to evacuate personnel with the august thirty first deadline. Less than sixty hours away
Biden warns of more attacks as military begins final pullout
"President Biden says a retaliatory drone strike he ordered will not be his last response to the Islamic state group affiliate in Afghanistan the deadly attack against US troops and Afghan civilians near the Kabul airport I'm been Thomas with the latest in a statement president Biden says we will continue to hunt down any person involved in that heinous attack and make them pay the president discussed the situation with top military commander Saturday and they told him another attack is highly likely in the next twenty four to thirty six hours Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says well the U. S. drone strike killed two ISIS K. planners and facilitators the security threat remains very real make no mistake and nobody's writing this off and saying well we got them so we don't have to worry about ISIS K. anymore not the case Major General Hank Taylor of the joint staff ads without specifying any future plans I will say that we will continue to have the ability to defend ourselves into a leverage over the horizon capability to conduct counterterrorism operations as needed Ben Thomas Washington
US Tells Citizens to Avoid Kabul Airport Amid Security Fears
"Terror threats from isis are forcing the us military to develop new ways to get evacuees out of kabul president biden address the crisis in afghanistan from the white house on sunday. We know that terrorists may seek to exploit the situation and target innocent. Afghans or american troops are maintaining constant vigilance. Tomorrow we're maintain the concept is to monitor and disrupt threats from any source the us embassy in kabul issued. A new security warning on saturday telling you us. Citizens not to travel to the kabul airport without individual guidance from the us government and the british military reported on sunday that at least seven. Afghans died in a panicked crush of people trying to enter the airport. Thousands are still trying to flee the country in a chaotic exodus. Pentagon spokesman. John kirby told reporters over the weekend. You've seen the images over the last twenty four to forty hours Yourself of The situation outside the perimeter of the airport and it changes it changes almost by the hour and changes in locations around the airport. It's very very fluid and dynamic. President biden says despite the chaos. Evacuations are picking up pace. He said sunday that. Us allied troops have airlifted. Eleven thousand people out of kabul and a thirty six hour period. The pentagon on sunday ordered six. Us commercial airlines to help move. Evacuees from temporary sites outside of aghanistan
"six hours" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Those people he knows who worked with forces from other countries. They're out and safe already. As the taliban now forms a ring around kabul and has claimed responsibility for covering the has claimed coverage of more than eighty five percent of afghan territory. So for some reason if you served british or french troops. You've been taking care of already. But if he served american troops you're still just sitting there as time starts to run out and as the taliban clues in now president biden has pledged that the us is going to do the same that there is a home in the united states for these folks. If that is where they want to be that we will stand by them as they stood by us he has made that commitment crystal clear but honestly there isn't sign of it on the ground one of the proposals that has been floated for how to get help. Get the translators to safety in the very near term which is when they need to get to safety is for the us to fly them to the us territory of guam. We have done that before. Guam has served as a safe landing place for tens of thousands of evacuees from previous. Us wars that's where they have come first as their applications for us. Visas are processed guam. Knows how to do it. They say they are ready to do it again last night on the show. The governor of guam told us that she and the island of guam are basically ready and waiting for somebody in the us government to reach out to her. So that guam can make this happen for these translators. To whom america jose debt of gratitude guam is happy to do it. They're ready to start putting plans in motion but they haven't heard anything from the biden administration. What's going on what's the hold up. We got some insight into that today wednesday. This week i interviewed matt zeller. He's afghanistan veteran. he's been organizing to get translators evacuated. When i asked him why it seems like nobody's arguing against this plan but still it's not happening. He said this. What is the hold up here. We're told his the department of homeland security. We're told his career officials who want to do that whole oh we can't bring them here. They might be bad people. This program has existed for over thirteen years. In that time. Not a single material individuals that are snuff through. The people had to be vetted just even work with us overseas. So they've already gone through extensive at adjustable served alongside. us forces. He said there were told. Ask them what's the hangup we're told it's the department of homeland security. That answer caught my attention. When matt zeller told us that a couple of days ago here on this show well now today. Some new reporting from our colleagues at nbc news appears to confirm that assessment nbc news. Reporting today quote biden administration officials have been locked in an internal debate over plans to evacuate afghans. Who worked for the us military with some officials arguing against taking the evacuees to us territory. Where they would have more legal rights. Once they arrived in the administration's discussions on the issue of getting these translators to safety some officials at the department of homeland security and the state department have voiced misgivings about evacuating afghan partners to guam or other. Us territories where their visa applications would be reviewed according to to congressional aides and three people familiar with the matter. It's five sources. Those officials believe there are additional legal issues. You encounter when you bring them to. Us territory said one congressional aide if an afghans visa requests were denied on us territory. Legal experts said the applicant would have recourse to appeal the decision under american immigration law. But if instead the applicant was in a third country he or she would have virtually no grounds to appeal any rejection of the us visa request or an order to deport. That person back to afghanistan all right it is pointing out here again that these are translators who risk their lives to help american forces in afghanistan and they have already been vetted by the us military in order to carry out that work. Let me just say this clearly. If in fact there are random officials who are not the president there are random officials at homeland security and the state department who are worried that if those translators end up at a us territory like guam. They'll have too many legal protections. They'll have too much due process while their claims are evaluated. And that's the hold up for evacuating any of them at all. That's a problem. That is so backwards. it's almost inside out. I mean heaven forbid they get due process from us after all. They have sacrificed for our country. The risk is that some of the might get too much due process. so we're not evacuating any of them. President biden appears legitimately committed to getting this done but for whatever reason the government he runs is not getting done. The hold up appears to be at the homeland security department and according to this. Nbc news report today also at the state department officials at homeland security in the state department are blocking this from getting done and it is getting to be too late. The president says he wants this done. Getting this done means. It has to be done quickly. The dithering in handwringing here is blocking any of the evacuation effort from actually. Starting somebody high up house to unclog this all.
"six hours" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"About forcing cell phone manufacturers to let you get your phone repaired by a third party rather than making you come back to them being who hasn't been annoyed by those weird rules in the past. There's another line that would make it. So if you're if you paid for wi fi on a flight and the wife. I didn't work or if you paid to check a bag. And then the airline lost your bag. The airline would have to give you your money back because they didn't actually provide those services. There's all those specifics. But then there's really big broad changes to two very big things like how merger and antitrust law will be enforced. There is in fact so much here that i wanted some help breaking it down from somebody in a position to know joining us. Now is barack obama mortiz. Deputy director of the president binds national economic council. Mr martinez a pleasure to have you here. Thanks for making time tonight. Racial is it fair to say that people getting treated more fairly either as a customer as an employee ought to be thought of as the unifying idea here the unifying theme here the common thread through this entire executive order and the seventy two specific actions that are called for in it as reviving competition in the american economy. And that's going to do three things. It's going to lower the prices that people pay for goods and services. They buy every day. It's going to raise wages for workers and it's going to promote innovation and dynamism in the economy so to give an example. non competes. You talked about that at the beginning about sixty million workers in this country are subject to non compete agreements and these are not high level executives. Who has the president said today No the secret formula for coke. And you don't want them to go to pepsi. These are hotel workers. Construction workers one in five workers without a college degree is subject to a non compete agreement. I heard the other day about Yoga teachers being subject to them and by banning these types of non compete agreements. We allow is workers to go find a job. That's a better for them. Which is going to cause wages. Go up workers give people better options. Maybe a better benefits more flexible hours. And that's the kind of economy that the president wants to build. How much of this can be done by executive order. I mean obviously legislation is always the sort of more permanent way and also the more difficult way to get stuff passed. But i'm struck by the fact that the word encourages appears a lot in this. Executive order is is some of this. The president laying out the way he wants the economy to operate or something of this enforceable and stuff that can actually be changed by virtue of the president's signature today. No there's a lot that's going to change because of the executive order today there's a set of orders towards what are called the executive branch agencies health and human services department of transportation. And so on where there are clear directives to take action and within a certain time line so for example that hearing aids change that you talked about that directed to happen within one hundred twenty days as you know there are some portions of the order that talk about encouraging or urging agency seducing do things that's because some of these agencies are independent agencies like the federal trade commission the federal communications commission and so on but in those cases we at the white house have talked to those agencies. They are on board with the changes. We are talking about so we hope and expect over the next month to see a series of changes that are going to make concrete improvements in people's lives. Let me ask you specifically on that hearing aids point i've been fascinated with that hearing aids issue for quite a long time. Just because it's so easy to understand especially when you look at that parallel with with reading glasses for example which you can get over the counter in which made reading glasses so much more affordable for the tens of millions of americans who need them President trump signed legislation. I think it was a bill in his first year in office that was designed to accomplish that same goal but of course it never happened. Why didn't it happen then. Why will it happen now as you note. This was actually a bipartisan proposal. From senator warren senator grassley to allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter at passed in two thousand seventeen by law. The federal food and drug administration was supposed to issue regulations to actually allow you hearing aids to be sold over the counter by twenty twenty the trump administration. I didn't take action on it President biden wants to make sure that as soon as possible folks can get hearing aids over the counter. And i would just note. Fifty million americans suffer from mild to moderate hearing loss and only one and seven of those folks actually have hearing aids and the reason for that is because it can cost up to five thousand dollars. A pair with these changes folks will be able to walk into their local drugstore and pick up a pair of hearing eggs. I buy a thermometer. it's going to cost a few hundred bucks instead. Rama morton derp. Deputy director president binds national economic council. This is a this is a big deal. Thanks for helping us understand all those pieces of it. Thanks for being here tonight. Thanks moorehead's stay with us today. Nbc's chief foreign correspondent. Richard engel richard is in kabul afghanistan. Right now as us troops complete their withdrawal from that country after twenty years of war. Today richard met with a guy who worked for years as a translator for. Us troops there in kabul. I met tom which is what. Us troops called him. Did you hear president. Biden's promise. I got a lot of news a lot of announcement but no action. Tom lived in close quarters with. Us troops and has reams of recommendation. Letters he helped translate four and sometimes defend us forces on one hundred fifty combat operations and he told me like hey. Tom does get behind me. And she'll be enemies so you're pointing out the toll about appointing over there. Tom's former company commander vouches for him and wrote a letter endorsing his application. We owe a dead not just to town but two interpreters that served us and fought alongside us up. Tom has been waiting for his visa. For four years. This process is really harmen. You help the us now. The us needs to help you simple that. Yeah yeah that time usenet was need help so we have them run. No we need to him. So you is how the us go into manhattan to help us seems reasonable. He went over one hundred. Fifty combat missions with us troops. Think about that over one hundred and fifty combat missions. The us promised we would keep him safe in exchange for him helping our forces there but in his case so far we are blowing it as you heard richard report there. This young man applied for us visa to get out four years ago but still nothing this translator. Richard spoke with today told him that people he knows who translated for british forces or for french troops in afghanistan they have had their applications to get out processed and okayed and they have been flown out. It's all been done quickly and safely already..
"six hours" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"So far we have not heard back from them but we will keep trying one. Other thing to watch your. That was going to happen early monday morning. Because it's not just griffey. Potential fraud suspects in michigan. Who have been pushing the false election. Fraud claims in michigan in late. November trump attorney. Sydney powell and three other lawyers filed a federal lawsuit in michigan. Trying to push many of these same claims lawsuit tried to force the state of michigan into awarding its electoral votes to trump. Even though biden won the election in michigan the federal judge hearing that case in late november not only dismissed the trumpworld lawsuit. She basically nuked it. She wrote in her ruling in early december quote plaintiffs. Ask this court to ignore. The orderly statutory scheme established to challenge elections and to ignore the will of millions of voters. This the court cannot and will not do. The people have spoken. The judge said quote. This loss seems to be less about achieving the relief plaintiffs seek and more about the impact of their allegations on people's faith in the democratic process and their trust in our government's how that was december federal court ruling. Well on monday morning this upcoming monday brighton early. That same federal judge has now demanded the presence of all of those trump lawyers who brought that dumpster fire lawsuit. She's demanded the presence of all of them at a hearing to consider quote motion for sanctions motion for disciplinary action motion for disbarments referral motion for referral to state bar disciplinary bodies. That's where the trump lawyers who filed. That lawsuit will be monday morning in michigan suddenly two weeks ago. That trump lawyer rudy giuliani lost his license to practice law in new york state. Thanks to his alleged lies in representations to the court in his own dumpster fire legal efforts on behalf of trump's false claims that he secretly won the election. That was just two weeks ago this week. Restore giuliani lost. His license to practice law in washington. Dc for the same reason. Well now we know that monday morning. Sydney powell and the other trump lawyers who tried to play that same game in michigan. They will have their reckoning as well. While the michigan state police state attorney general start investigating anyone who is making money. Still trying to sell this malicious anti-democracy horse hockey to the american people. Happy friday everybody. Tgif lots of days we move back some days though we we really do move forward. Our world is facing some big challenges. Chuck todd breaks them down a deep dive into a new topic. Instead of covering all the big stories. We're gonna cover one. Single subject impacting american politics exploring and explaining the critical issues that affect our future meet the press reports. All episodes of season two are now available on demand on peacock. Think.
"six hours" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Have created barriers. They have filed bills that will create barriers to voting. You know we had one of the highest voter turnout rates in the last general election and our former republican appointed secretary states at those elections were smooth insecure. Me tell you what's on the line. Your ability for free and fair elections are on the line and what they are trying to do is to limit your voice. So blacks have one of the higher voter turnout rates in texas. But we're also over represented in the criminal justice system so when you create laws that are going to create new criminal penalties. It's gonna impact people of color more in fact. The aclu did a report that showed that the texas attorney general's office targeted people of color. Seventy two percent of the cases that they have filed have been against black and latino people especially most of them being women so we have reason to be concerned. We all need to make sure that we turn out to oppose further internally on our right to vote another you have called on texas residents to come make themselves known at this special session to come to austin to come to the state capital to come to these hearings as republicans try to pass new laws to make voting even more restricted in texas. I know that were expecting a pretty considerable rally at the texas state capitol for people who are trying to fight. These rollbacks of these proposed rollbacks of voting rights has this captured the attention of the people of texas has this captured the attention of black and brown communities in texas. Who as you say are particularly targeted by these types of voting rights attacks. There's been a concerted effort. The churches are getting involved making sure this is reminiscent of what happened in the nineteen sixties where we were fighting for equality and we're still fighting for equality today but now we have more support or in the a business arena. An in with our churches are back at it again. Making sure that people are organized that they're prepared because we have to stay ready always be ready because they are chipping away at our right to vote so yes. I believe that there are more opportunities for people to speak But we are just popping numbered in texas legislature. When you look at the numbers there's only sixty seven democrats in. That's not enough to overcome this oppressive bill. So we're going to have to use all the tools that we have whether that's parliamentary procedure by filing amendments or putting points of order of fair. We're gonna do everything we can to stop this bill going forward. Texas state representative nicole collier chair the texas legislative black caucus representative. Call your thank you. I know this is a really intense time. Thanks for keeping us on track here and up to date. I really appreciate you being here. Thank you all right. We've got much more to get to fizzy friday. Stay with us. In march of this year president biden announced plans to install thirty thousand megawatts off the east coast by twenty thirty. That is more offshore wind than europe has installed over the past. Twenty years signalling his intention to make offshore wind a major part of his plans to set us on of course for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by twenty fifty in windfall a new limited series from. Nhprc's award winning podcast. Outside in reporters explored the twenty years of political sabotage and bureaucratic red tape that kept offshore wind down and what today's plants mean for tomorrow's energy future offshore wind will create tens of thousands of jobs inject tens of billions of dollars into the economy and place two thousand turbines each taller than the washington monument in the atlantic ocean. This is a story about environmentalism and infrastructure about capital and power it will be a defining story of the twenty first century. Windfall will begin on outside in june twenty fourth. It's available free wherever you get your podcasts last month. Republicans in the michigan state senate published a report laying out the results of their own months long investigation into claims by former president trump and his supporters. That the election in michigan was somehow rate. That joe biden didn't really win michigan by more than one hundred and fifty thousand votes that somehow the voting in michigan must have been tampered with or burgled by the hamburglar. Somehow trump must have really one they looked into all of it deeply and what they found was book kiss and i quote. This committee exhausted every resource available to thoroughly and faithfully examine our elections process in michigan and drilled down on claims and testimony specific to the twenty twenty election. The committee found no evidence of widespread or systematic fraud. In michigan's prosecution of the twenty twenty election. A detailed examination of all evidence presented to the committee established an undeniable conclusion. There is no evidence to prove either significant acts of fraud or that. An organized wide scale effort was an organized. Wide-scale effort to commit fraudulent activity was perpetrated in order to subvert. The will of michigan voters again. This was a review by republicans in the michigan state senate no fraud or irregularities in the michigan election sad trombone very sorry turns out biden. Just one michigan full. Stop now at the top of the junk heap of trump conspiracy. Theories about the michigan election is a totally bananas. Set of claims about one michigan county county called antrim county and the republican senators investigate and all the trump conspiracy theories about michigan film that the claims about antrim county or actually the stupidest of them all the antrim county conspiracy. Theories were quote indisputably false quote demonstrably false and quote based on misleading information and illogical conclusions. In fact the michigan republicans found that. The claims being made about antrim county michigan. We're so outrageously false. They were so egregiously and obviously divorced from reality. They found that the people still pushing those claims might actually be motivated by something other than just misunderstanding. They might be motivated by something worse than just. Ignorance senate republicans. in fact route this into their report quote. The committee recommends that the michigan attorney general consider investigating those who have been utilizing misleading and false information about from county to raise money or publicity for their own ends. It's actually the only fraud. The michigan senator said they found when they looked deeply and carefully into all the trump world conspiracy theories about the vote in michigan. The only fraud they were able to find was the fraud. Committed by the trump folks who were trying to sell this untrue totally debunked totally fictional fairytale thing about antrim county for profit from the detroit news quote in an interview. Senator ed mcbroom chairman of the oversight committee that wrote the report said his panel found what appeared to be potentially fraudulent activity among some individuals. Who have been making false claims about the election mcbroom said quote if you're profiting by making false claims that's pretty much the definition of fraud. Well here's some news first today. Michigan's attorney general democrat dana. Nessel today announced that she accepts that request and that challenge from these states senators. Who did the report debunking all. The false fraud claims about michigan. She said today that her office will investigating will investigate what. They're asking her to investigate. Our office said today that the attorney general's office and the michigan state police will investigate people who are profiting off making these trump world. False fraud claims about the michigan election. And it seems like it might not be hard to know where to start the detroit news today pointing out that in fact one of the main proponents in michigan of the fake election fraud claims there has up and election fraud defense fund fundraising page. Which says that. He's raked in over three hundred. Eighty four thousand dollars the detroit. Free press points out today. That another prominent republican proponent of the fake election fraud claims in michigan a former state senator his website making all these false fraud claims also solicits financial donations for himself. There's also this which we found today on the telegram channel promoting the cause of an arizona style election audit in michigan. They're apparently going to hold an event in michigan. Two weeks from now where you can learn all about the confirmed existence of systematic election fraud in michigan..
"six hours" 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 hours" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Gotta get ready to go to work after six hours online to vote so couple of things came out of that twenty twenty primary day in texas for one service. Rogers became a little bit of the story of the day. Became sort of one. News cycle mini celebrity because as persistence and dedication were so impressive. Also because no american should have to be so persistent so dedicated in order to just cast a vote. The other thing that happened in the wake of that was that the county clerk oversaw the voting debacle on super tuesday last march in texas. That county apologized and resigned. Harris county. Commissioners appointed a new clerk an energetic ambitious enthusiastic. Young man who really hit the ground running he changed the allocation of voting machines and he extended voting hours he convinced harris county officials to approve millions more dollars to pay for poll workers and drive thru voting and mail in ballots. All things to try to ease the bottlenecks that lead to such terribly long lines hours long lines during the primary. We actually spoke to him. You might remember on this show. The first day of early voting for the general election last year when all his hard work paid off that day the first day of early voting harris county had a record smashing turn out for the general election. Almost doubled the early. Vote turnout in two thousand. Sixteen harris county continued to smash early voting records. It also recorded. Its highest voter turnout. In decades. In large part because harris county made voting so easy and so accessible. They didn't want to get stuck in those bottlenecks of years past vote at more times in more places from your car vote by vote by mail. Texas republicans looked at that. They looked at record voter turnout and their states largest city one of the most diverse cities in the country and said oh no we cannot let that happen again and that is why texas state. Legislators are back in the state capital. This week called back by the state's republican governor for a special session to among other things. Try to pass some of the most restrictive voting laws in the country and what the republicans did fashion. This legislation honestly. They just sort of looked at all the things that harris county implemented last year the measures that made voting easier and more accessible made the voting process. So smooth led to record turnout. They looked at what harris county did and they wrote a bill making all of that illegal. No more drive thru voting. No more twenty. Four hour voting no more sending mail in ballot applications out. Did it all all those things. Help people vote in harris county. Do we do we find things that help people vote in harris county made it easy and convenient to vote ban that whatever that was. Don't do that anymore. Make it illegal. And just as republican legislators gather in the texas capital now for this special session to rollback voting rights and to make it extra special just as former president. Donald trump and trump republicans from all across the country gathered up the road in in dallas for the annual cpac convention. Just as all that is happening in texas today comes word from texas that harvests rogers has been arrested. He has been arrested by the republican attorney. General of texas for illegal voting turns out when harvest. Rogers waited over six hours to vote in march of twenty twenty on super tuesday. He was a few months short of the end of his parole for an old burglary conviction in the ninety s. He's been out of prison for more than fifteen years but his parole did not technically end until last june number he voted in the primary in march texas attorney. General has now charged service rogers with two counts of illegal voting. Alleging that he voted in the two thousand eighteen general election as well We do not know at this point whether this was an honest mistake on her face. Rogers park perhaps he did not know he was allowed. He was not allowed to vote. We don't know that's said. Perhaps it was a deliberate premeditated scheme to wait over six hours in line to vote in a democratic primary in order to break the law on purpose wa. We do not know what. Mr rogers has to say about any of this. We can't ask him because the attorney general of texas has locked him. Up has locked up service rogers on one hundred thousand dollars bail. He's in prison tonight. Unable to pay one hundred thousand dollars. Bail bela set at one. Hundred thousand dollars because he might escape and vote again. Also i should tell you this harvest. Rogers lives in harris county. The big diverse county. That includes huston. That i just told you about right and harvest rogers lives in harris county. He voted in harris county. But the texas attorney general has chosen to file these charges against him in neighboring montgomery county. We asked the attorney general's office why filed these charges in that other county. They told us essentially because we can. They told us the laws. Allow them to file these charges in any county that abuts harris county. If they want to they wouldn't tell us why they picked. Montgomery county depress. These charges. Specifically i can tell you though that according to the most recent. Us census data of the eight possible counties that about harris county of the eight possible counties. They could legally have charged service. Rogers in of the eight counties from which they have the option of drawing jury pool. If this case goes to trial montgomery county is just about the whitest. It has the lowest proportion of african american residents of any of those counties. I mean i can't tell you for certain that that is relevant there. But i can tell you that it's true. The attorney general's office. We went back to them again. They will not tell us why they chose this county also tell you that the aclu of texas has put out a strong statement on this tonight. It says quote the arrest and prosecution of herkus. Rogers should alarm all texans. He waited in line for over six hours to vote to fulfil what he believed to be his. Civic duty is now locked up on a bail amount that most people could not afford. He faces potentially decades in jail. Our law should not intimidate people from voting by increasing the risk of prosecution for at worst innocent mistakes..
"six hours" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"If you are a republican white guy. Engaged in an elaborate premeditated scheme to deliberately cast a dead person's vote for donald trump. Even though you know that person's dead and it's illegal for forgiven probation perhaps a small fine but if you are crystal mason in texas trying to vote because she does not know she's not eligible she's only not eligible on a technical on a technicality and in fact her vote is never counted five years in prison. Now you may remember us talking about ms mason's case on this show before it sticks in your mind right because it is so egregious on its face particularly egregious in context. Now it looks like again in the state of texas. It may be happening again. The story starts on primary day in texas last year. So not the general election. This was actually super tuesday. The day that fifteen different states and territories helped their presidential primaries including texas march third last year and the turnout on super tuesday. Last year was massive harris county. Texas home to the state's largest city of houston harris. County was not prepared for the huge turnout on super tuesday last march there were crazy. Long lines at lots of polling places particularly in heavily minority communities people in those communities had to wait hours to vote in many circumstances and that was when the nation met a man named hervas rogers stir. Rogers was the last person in line at the polling site on texas southern university's campus. That night that's him. Bald guy there in the white shirt on the other side of that glass door. Her vis rogers work two jobs. He got to the polling site just before polls closed at seven pm to cast his ballot in the presidential primary but in the end it took him six hours and twenty minutes to get to the front of the line and cast his ballot. He finally walked out of that polling place after one thirty in the morning according to some reports he may have been the last person in the entire state of texas to cast a vote that night again. He waited in line more than six hours. He told reporters after it was all over that it was worth it and he felt good also said though that he'd been there so long he had to go get ready for his next shift for his next job. And what's next for the night will.
"six hours" 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..
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"And create two thirds of new jobs. The application portal is open until next Monday. Debra Mark Ko Phi News When we come back, we'll talk with care and Travers right now, let's talk with Robin banks about this wreck on the 14 but first Robin That wild chase that started in L. A. Went to Ontario ended after six hours. I'm hearing that the LAPD is looking into Was that the longest chase in its history? It could very well have been heard. This guy was going like 10 miles an hour for a lot of it, Huh? So maybe he's trying to do in. Okay. You know, I mean, who? What? What? He wanted his 15 minutes, but he just wanted the last six hours, but I don't know. Yeah. And what do you know what The end game. It's just like you know, you're going to jail. Exactly. And this started with officers trying to pull over a guy who had a gun. Yeah, And then all of a sudden, he just runs red lights and take shortcuts and goes crazy from south l a ends up in Ontario. I mean, just the weirdest I don't know. I'm like the end of the mind. You can't get to know my No, I can't. All right, let's go to let's do this. Let's go to San Clarita on the 14 North and Sierra Highway. It's right there at the five Freeway. It's direct with a trust that's facing the wrong way in the right lane. You're seeing a little sewing here. Just use caution. East l A Somebody broke down on the 60 west of the 7 10. That's the left lane is gonna be blocked. Rowland Heights big rig with hit its tires on fire That's over the right shoulder on the 60 eastbound just past Nogales, Riverside 91 eastbound just before the 2 15 60. There's a wreck with a big rig on its side has taken away the three right lanes So your drive is stopping up right around spruce. You can use the carpool lane to.