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Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling

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05:59 min | 1 year ago

Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling

"Plastic pellets have been spilling into oceans and rivers. The world over where birds and fish eat them. They are the building blocks of all plastic melts 350 of them. You get a yogurt cup 1000 gets you a water bottle. But an NPR and PBS frontline investigation found the oil and plastic industry has long known there an environmental problem. NPR's Laura Sullivan brings us this story about how the oil in plastic industry evaded regulation. Despite decades of spills. You probably haven't spent a lot of time standing on train tracks looking at your feet. We're looking at the edge of a highway outside of plastic manufacturer. If you did, there's a good chance you'll see them little plastic pellets. This is Kocsis Creek, and we're looking at fresh pellets. It has fallen out of the Terps. Ronnie hammering is standing on state Road 35 in Southeast Texas, rising four square miles. Behind him is the petrochemical plant, Formosa Plastics. And they're not just here. There over there. They're important Lakha. You're gonna find him down the road Hand looks not an anti plastic environmentalist. He's a former supervisor who worked to Formosa for 25 years, And while he worked there, he says he was told to cover up spills of classic pallets. I want you to put down a certain number. You know what I'm saying? They want to keep it love. So So you line so would you like That's my job. That's my bread and butter, so I got to do what they think. I got a family. What's striking about standing outside Formosa and finding pellets? 100 yards from the plant's edge is that last year for most agreed to pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit in which it agreed to zero discharge of pellets. And yet, here they are and down in the creek, where the plant drains thousands more. Ah federal judge called Formosa, a serial offender for most of says it's working to improve its containment systems. But Formosa is just one of thousands of companies that either make or use plastic pellets in the United States. The oil and plastic industry says it doesn't have a problem, Officials told me for most of it was simply a quote bad actor, while leading companies like Exxon and Chevron recently told shareholders that at their dozens of facilities worldwide Either lose, not a single pellet or just two sandwich bags full. And here's how they say they've done it. Thanks again for signing on the operation Clean Sweep Operation Clean Sweep is a voluntary program the industry came up with in 1991. Companies that joined watch videos and promised to keep pellets from spilling from plant truck ships and rail cars. There's no data required. No numbers, nothing public. The operation Clean sweep is truly making a difference. Together, we can achieve zero pellet flake and proud of us. The industry says it's been a success. Pellet containment is incredibly important to our members. Steve Russell was until recently the vice president of plastics for the American Chemistry Council, which jointly runs the program, Nobody wants plastic in the environment. And if it still happens, and if we're gonna assume it's an accidental release, then it will be reported and remediation steps could be taken. Formosa is an operation Clean sweep member. So I asked to former workers and Ronnie Hamrick about it. I have no idea what you're even talking about. I've never heard it. There's evidence the industry does, in fact, have a pellet problem. Recent spills on beaches in Louisiana in South Carolina and studies show pellets are contaminating oceans, killing birds and fish and carrying toxins through rivers. There's also evidence the industry has known about this problem all along. In 2005, the industry participated in a study of 10 pellet plants. It found pellets washed away in heavy rain at every single facility and called Operation Clean sweep. Inadequate. But even long before that, there's a memo buried inside thousands of documents left over from old industry lawsuits. It was written in March. 1991 Thean Mysteries Trade Association warns top executives from Exxon, Chevron, Dow DuPont and others. But the EPA have recently found pellets to be quote ubiquitous in the environment. Regulation and permits are likely coming, the memo says. Unless they act quickly, it may still be possible to institute voluntary programs to address the pellet issue, it says. Unless this occurs, it is likely EPA will act independently. Then, just four months later, we developed a program that was called Operation Clean Sweep. Lou Freeman was a vice president at the time for the trade association, then called the Society of the Plastics industry. I don't recall any discussions. But quantitatively measuring the success of the program. It was being measured really about who is participating that what the results were, so it was a voluntary program without any metrics. Yeah, I would like to think that they were also doing it because it was the right thing to do. But I'd also be naive if I didn't think that much of the motivation was was governed by, you know. Keeping the regulators off our back today. The EPA doesn't regulate pellets and in the almost 30 years since, the agency told NPR it has brought just 10 Clean Water Act enforcement cases against facilities accused of spilling pellets. How would anyone really know if pellets were leaking? If you head down to the Gulf of Mexico pellet manufacturers like Chevron Phillips say they're not. I can tell you that. It's not a problem here at Chevron Phillips, we have almost no Let's leaving our sights. Jim Bakker is the

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Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling

Environment: NPR

08:11 min | 1 year ago

Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling

"Of tiny plastic pellets have been spilling into oceans and rivers the world over where birds and fish eat them. They are the building blocks of all plastic melts. Three hundred fifty of them. You get a yogurt cup thousand. Get you a water bottle. But an npr pbs frontline investigation found. The oil and plastic industry has long known there an environmental problem. Npr's laura sullivan brings us this story. About how the oil and plastic industry evaded regulation despite decades spills. You probably haven't spent a lot of time standing on train tracks looking at your feet or looking at the edge of a highway outside a plastic manufacturer. But if you did. There's a good chance you'll see them little plastic pellets. This is kocsis creek. In looking at fresh pellets that has fallen out of the turks. Ronnie hammer is standing on state road. Thirty five in southeast texas rising four square miles behind him as the petrochemical plant formosa plastics. There're not just here. They're over there. They're in portable alaka. You're gonna find them down the road not an anti plastic environmentalist. He's a former supervisor. Who worked at formosa for twenty five years. And while he worked there he says he was told to cover up spills of plastic pellets. I won't do to put down the phone number. You know what i'm saying. They want to keep it low. So so you lie. That's my job. This britain butter so i got to do what they say. You got a family. What's striking about standing outside formosa and finding pellets. A hundred yards from the plants edge. Is that last year. Formosa agreed to pay fifty million dollars to settle a lawsuit in which it agreed to zero discharge of pellets. And yet here they are and down in the creek where the plant drains thousands more a federal judge called formosa a serial offender. Formosa says it's working to improve its containment systems but formosa is just one of thousands of companies that either make or use plastic pellets in the united states. The oil and plastic industry says it doesn't have a problem. Officials told me formosa was simply a quote bad actor while leading companies like exxon and chevron recently told shareholders that their dozens of facilities worldwide the either lose not a single pellet or just to sandwich bags full. And here's how they say they've done thanks again for signing onto operation operation. Clean sweep is a voluntary program. The industry came up with in nineteen ninety-one companies that join watch videos and promised to keep pellets from spilling plants trucks ships and railcars. There's no data required no numbers nothing public. The operation clean sweep is truly making a difference together. We can achieve zero pellet flake and powder the industry says it's been a success. Pellet containment is incredibly important to our members. Steve russell was until recently the vice president of plastics. For the american chemistry council jointly runs the program. Nobody wants plastic in the environment. And if a spill happens and if we're gonna assume it's an accidental release then it will be reported and remediation steps can be taken for most. Isn't clean sweep member. So i asked to former workers an ronnie hammer about it. I have no idea what jeevan talking about. I've never heard of. There's evidence the industry does in fact have appellate problem recent spills on beaches in louisiana and south carolina and studies show pellets are contaminating killing birds and fish and carrying toxins through rivers. There's no evidence. The industry has known about this problem. All along in two thousand five industry participated in a study of ten pellet plance it found pellet washed away in heavy rain at every single facility and called operation clean sweep inadequate but even long before that there's a memo buried inside thousands of documents. Leftover from old industry lawsuits. It was written in march. Nineteen ninety-one the industry's trade association warns top executives from chevron dow dupont and others that the epa had recently found pellets to be quote ubiquitous in the environment regulation. Permits are likely coming. The memo says unless act quickly it may still be possible to institute voluntary programs to address the pellet issue it says unless this occurs. It is likely. Epa will act independently then just four months later. We developed a program that was called operation. Clean sweep lou. Freeman was a vice president at the time for the trade association then called the society of the plastics industry. I don't recall any discussions about quantitatively measuring the success of the program. It was being measured really about who is participating not what the results were. So is a voluntary program. Yes without any metrics. Yeah i would like to think that they were also doing it because it was the right thing to do. But it also be naive. If i didn't think that much of the motivation was was governed by keeping the regulators offer back today the epa doesn't regulate pellets and in the almost thirty years since the agency told npr. It has brought just ten clean water act enforcement cases against facilities accused of spilling pellets. But how would anyone really know if pellets wurley if you head down to the gulf of mexico pellet manufacturers like chevron phillips say they're not I can tell you that it's not a problem here. At chevron phillips we have almost no kellett's leaving our sites. Jim becker is the vice president of sustainability for chevron phillips he met me in a warehouse after plant officials showed me ponds and drains. They said catch all the pellets. You've heard a little bit about operation. Clean sweep we've been practicing that Since the company was formed having no that that you had almost no hell it's leaving your site. I feel i feel confident. We have multiple layers of protection to prevent that without any data. It's hard to know. But then you could go look hacksaw some and if you're gonna hunt pellets a mile up texas bite. You're gonna wanna bring diane wilson the woman who tracked formosa's leaking pellets for five years.

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02:01 min | 1 year ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"Did. I think we all did. And unfortunately, the lines seem to be getting shorter. Later in the day, people didn't have to wait for an hour and a half to get it well, and I think a lot of people who used to go Yeah, I'll go vote on my lunch hour and find that they spend their whole lunch hour waiting in line decided. No, I'm gonna vote on the way into work. Because the boss would much rather I be a little late toe work. And besides, they have to give you that time anyway, then blowing a lunch hour on it, you know? Well, what they said was you have a certain number of hours like maybe two hours. You have control over that You're working for the government and you have to We have to follow the supposed Well, maybe maybe you contracted his personal time. I don't know. But anyway, something I had to make a sacrifice to vote not appreciate what everybody did. I think a lot of people made a sacrifice to vote and the fact that a lot of people got out there and it was it was a cold morning and we have this Corona virus and I didn't see anybody not wearing a mask. I didn't see anybody mask shaming somebody else. I know everybody was well behaved. I was very, very happy with the large turnout, and I really do believe that a lot of people if they were not motivated to vote for president, they were motivated to get Kendra Horn out because they woke up. Wait a minute. Kendra Horn one, But two years ago, they woke up in lightweight Wayne who won, but Steve Russell been whim Had that happen. And then they realized. Oh, that's right. I didn't vote, so Ah, lot of people got out to vote, So I think the fifth Congressional District was one of the reasons I think the president was another reason. And that's one of the things I did get wrong that I'll talk about on tomorrow's program on his radio 1000 Katie, Okay, the concept of a landslide. Stephanie Vice joins us next to tell us what's next in her life on the drive with Leigh Matthews. This report is sponsored by indeed dot com from the roof Dash r x dot com Traffic Center Some slowdowns.

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01:40 min | 1 year ago

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"The way, Scott I made that I was off Mike, and it was. You know what it was just she and I talking I made that suggestion to her. I said, Okay, Here's what you need to do this before she won I said, you need to get into Congress Start getting get on every committee. You can start getting some things done, and, you know And half is not going to run again, and he may even retire before his term is out and you jump in there and get it. I'm in love with that She can't Oh, hey, first things first. Well, yeah, You're right. But Oh, no, it it's already turning in her head about that. I think it is. But she hasn't said anything to me. And you know, I'm not only not only a constituent, I consider myself a friend, not a personal friend. But hey, how you doing kind of friend. And Ah, and she is has always been a good friend of the program, and I've always been a good friend of her. She joins us later, by the way, because I think I just wanted to ask what it's like to win like that. And what's what you know after because I don't know about you. I was watching the early results in my oh, man. Here we go again because horn horns absentee was Off the charts like 55,000 absentees. And if I remember correctly in 2018 Steve Russell never overcame that 55,000 and Bidens and buy that Bice slowly but surely did She was able to get that boat because Republicans we don't do that after he stuff we get in there, and we do get out in that line to get to that wall. That's one of the things that encourage me about the the returns about the the.

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06:19 min | 1 year ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"This is the drive with Leigh Matthews on looking at what's on the topic buffet. For today, some of the things we've already hit on more things you need to know about Kendra Horn, big supporter of abortion. Big supporter of impeachment. One of our first votes was for Nancy Pelosi, one of her biggest funders is abortion and it goes on and on and on and on on on, so it's an important election. We've got coming up, and it's important that if you are not happy with the tender horns job and her representation of the fifth District that you vote for Stephanie vice who is the Republican challenger, To that. To that. See that again, this seat is one of the ones that most watched by both parties in Washington, DC We also talked about the Chesapeake Arena. Actually what the Chesapeake Arena But the Ah the Oklahoma City Thunder has agreed to have voter registration drives. Saturday's starting, Ah, September 24th and running all the way until October, 4th. And the idea is to get people who are not registered to vote to vote. They will have computers. They will have forms you will be able to register to vote, you'll be able to register and get a apply for an absentee ballot. Members of the Thunder also are talking about canvassing, certain neighbor. You know what this is? It's balance harvesting. I'm sorry. That's what it is plain and simple. And it's an effort to try to get more people to registers Democrats because there are not that many Democrats And the reason Kendra Horn won in the last election was because she was able to get into the Democrat pockets of Oklahoma City and get those people to vote. And a good bit of the Republicans didn't vote at all. Because it was a mid term election and everybody was like ho hum on another election. Well, this particular one is not home. Not another election. Your conversation eight for a 1000 Lee Man Soo's Katie okay dot com coming up What happened in Wisconsin and who else wants to join him? Hi. You are on the air. Hello? Yes, Go ahead. Can you say the word B A T? C h on their well, you can spell it out like you just did. And that's fine. Okay, well, the first serial underwear that think to go with the lady called back in the Army. Dome and then going with all that fell down. Go on with what Ryan's with what rhymes with which, Yeah. I'm sorry, and I'm mad at the guy that had it before because being got off his arse. I went out walking around or whether you've began. You mean Steve Russell? Yes, I like Steve Russell. He's a very nice guy. I thought it was a very good legislate or Um, thank you together campaign and Rather win it again. But maybe you decided you didn't want to. I don't know. I really don't know. I talked to him. I interviewed him. Was that was in Washington D. C right before the election, and I interviewed him and his enthusiasm was there. I can't tell you that he didn't want to win. Aunt. I told him at the time I said, Hey, You know what? This Kendra horn that's going up against you is already talking about gun rights. I don't know what she's thinking. If she wants to win this election, she has to run towards the middle. Now you know what she's doing that now? Yeah, I know. But I'm so worried about all this vote in crap. They've done everything they can for four years to stop or get rid of President Trump. So what else are they going to do? Yeah, Think stuff about Marx and Deadhead, Joe. Well, they don't get him in there. The good thing is, is that Oklahoma has a lot of of Of safety measures in place. It's very difficult to stuff the ballot box. Now People can fill out an absentee valid but they have to be in by a certain time or they don't count. I'm talking about up north. Not really, You know? Oh, okay. I'm sorry. The boat on president, you know, and trying to give him out that way. Well, and here's what Here's Where where I am right now on that. Right now. Most states that have absentee ballots have the same thing. They have a deadline and you've got to forget it filled out and get in. Okay, The next thing is is that everybody's worried about male and well, there's only two states that have mail in. So I'm not really worried. Now. Some people they were saying earlier today they were saying on Russia show. Well, I'm I don't want certain states. To do away with the deadline because some we're talking about doing that. Well, they have to have a deadline or they can't process the vote. So OK? Yeah, I doubt that will happen. So all right. Thank you for joining me on NewsRadio in 1000. Katie. Okay, It's the drive. Speaking of Pelosi, you know she is the one that's holding up. And I've talked about this before, but I want to talk about it again. She is the one holding at the next stimulus. If you're wondering where your next stimulus check is, she's holding it up. This past Sunday, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows pointed the finger at Nancy Pelosi as the reason why Americans have not received another stimulus check. During the Sunday interview with meet the press. He referred to the fact that Pelosi said Democrats would be we would be willing to meet halfway to 0.2 Trillion, a slight reduction from her past proposal before talks collapsed in August. White House initially offered a one trillion Problem right now is both sides are about one trillion away from each other. And when you start talking about trillions, I mean, really. Meadows went on to say when the two sides couldn't agree to the terms earlier this month on a wide range of packages, including a $1200 stimulus checked everybody. Trump took actions into his own hands, issuing executive orders designed to give temporary reprieve and offering $300 and jobless benefits and some other aid..

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"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

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01:43 min | 1 year ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"With army storms moving through the area, and that includes Mustang where Brian is getting some hail over there, Brian Oh, man, we had a nice going washer and five hail, but it's not too bad. We need the rain. Yeah, we do. We do. We do need to rein, actually. So because anyway, you're calling about the possible debate. Well, you know, I heard Jim hopes, you know comments, saying that everybody knows where he stands on the issues. He doesn't want to debate the Democratic challenger. It's kind of porn, you know, biting, you know, like he doesn't want either. You're more of a met Nancy Pelosi. Yeah, So it bothers me. I love Jim. He's a great guy, But I'm sorry, debating in getting re elected as part of our political process in regardless of whether you want to do or not. It's what you gotta do every four years. You need to stand up and, you know, reiterate your position and for any more politicians stated they think that they're above reproach or that they don't have to get up there defend their position. I'm sorry. It's not a permanent position. I'm for term limits. And you know if you get so cocky that you don't even think you need to debate somebody, Maybe it's time for you to go. Well, here's the thing. Here's the thing. If if Jim Inhofe we're running against Ah, white guy. I would say, Yeah, he's being He's being a wimp. He needs to go debate, but he's debating he would be debating against a younger, attractive white female and there's really no way No way he is going to get in and out of a debate, let alone six of them without looking like he's beaten up on the poor, cute white chick and all he's going to end up doing Is motivating the Democrat base. I mean, that's what Steve Russell, I think learned when he.

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04:19 min | 1 year ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"It isthe and I think more. I think more people because of the pandemic felt just a little bit separated from the whole thing because there was the question of whether or not to get out and vote or vote earlier. Whatever. Sure, you know, we actually saw a huge increase in the number of absentee ballot requests after The primary election. Never believe 60 about 6000 absentee ballot. Absentee ballots were cast in the primary. We fought 10,000 in the runoff election last night, so we do see a lot more people engaging in Upton T ballot. You know, we I also want to say that We are blessed in Oklahoma because we have an incredible absentee ballot programme. It is not universal mail in which is what you're seeing across the country that President Trump is really Skeptical about hammering their systems, I think are ripe with fraud. But in Oklahoma, our system is incredibly secure. I give a shout out to the Oklahoma State Election board in the Secretary Paul Xerox for The security and safety of Oklahoma election. They do an incredible job, ensuring that those absentee ballots are requested, submitted track and counted. And so I came in and for the job that they're doing to ensure that these elections are fair and accurate. Well, I'll also pile on with that Stephanie vice and that they've done wonders with their website. I mean, there's a lot of people call me about questions, and their website used to be bulky and difficult to navigate, and now they have just about everything there. Well, I will share with you that I believe Paul Dirac would agree that I was one of the first people to go to him and say we have to fix the website. I would be Election Election board Web sites across the country and I would send him links to them and say, Look at what Montana's doing, or, you know all sorts of other states and I think that he realized that it was time to make that change and have the ability to invest to make it happen. And so Yes, it is tremendous. You can see county results. Precinct results statewide elections so very thankful that we were able to have their way with the old system and have this new interactive model well, and that's what kind of sort of referring to earlier in this conversation when Kendra Horn got elected. Initially, I was able to use the data on that website to drill down and do a deep dive is too As to where the support for Kendrick came from, and I noticed curiously, all of it was absentee and early voting and then had me scratching my head. So I did some further digging, and I found that not an illegal activity was going on. But there was some. It's very similar to ballot harvesting that was going on, and I can't help believe that she'll be doing the same thing this time around. 100% accurate. Steve Russell won the day of election in 2018. Republicans lost that race in early and absentee ballot voting as you mentioned, and we've seen that same tactic used across the state for the passage of Medicaid expansion, State question ADA to back in June. I know that there were Democrats that we're Taking vans across the Tulsa area and offering a notarized ballots are making photocopies of ideas to be ableto send in ballot, so they were actively recruiting those absentee ballot voters and not something that We have Republicans have realized they did effectively, and now we're going to do the same. Well, yeah, I mean, it's legal is perfectly legal, You know, The only thing you can't do is fill out the ballot for them, but you can notarize. It makes what form and that's what they were doing. Correct. That's exactly what it was on. So you know now that we know that that's happening. Well, we'll be working on putting together a very effective absentee ballot program ourselves. We did it, actually for this. Runoff election. My campaign had a incredibly robust absentee ballot program and will put that into you for the general to. Well, that's good to hear. And it already it already looks like you've hit the ground running and that you got your guns loaded. If I may use that metaphor and and and Ah, I thank you for joining us and congratulations and good luck on the coming election. Well, thank you immensely for having me on and thank you to all of the veteran Republican voters in congressional District five that supported me..

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07:39 min | 1 year ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"Sports Firearms Friday tomorrow news Radio 1000. Katie. Okay. Tim is in Choctaw. Thank you for joining us, Tim. I I don't like guns for everybody. Guns for everybody, except for Joe Biden, because I don't think you know what to do. I don't think it would either. This is in the shotgun. You shot good. I want the election coming up Tuesday between Tyrannies by sure. You know, I am a Republican. Ah, the bone for either one. Whoever wins no matter what. And but I remember the last election when Kendall Horn first got in And I The reason why she got in the first place is because the guy that I forgot his name. He was our rep that haven't see before her. He didn't seem too He was a Republican. But he didn't seem to give a damn. And he took us all for granted. Steve, Steve Russell's We're talking about. Yeah, and also I gotta say that you know, I got 98 year old mom, although she doesn't live in a nursing home. If she doesn't want a vote, I would have to take her and I would have to help her actually fill in the spots everything for tender horn to go into these nursing homes. And get these people that they're really not with all their faculties is, although it's legal, it's really Just Unseen, underhanded. It's easy. It's leasing it sleazy. Yeah, yeah. Play. There you go first. And but it's hotel rates hotel rates by the hour sleazy. Right now. The problem is I have with the two candidates right now is Honestly. I'm not sure who to vote for because they're both beating the hell out of each other. And I think that whoever wins it's going to be so badly bruised, but I think in her horns gonna win. Well, I I I respectfully disagree. Tim on. I've already said who? How I feel about this and convince, because I'm worried. One of them has lots of experience getting bills passed and working in a congressional atmosphere, and one of them doesn't One of them has the backing of many established Republicans and one of them doesn't one of them is a never Trumper and is hiding and one of them isn't one of them will say and do anything to get elected and one of them won't and one of them has the backing of the club for growth. And the other one doesn't the club for growth is they never is a never Trumper organization that is spending millions of dollars here in Oklahoma to try to defeat one of these candidates. Now why do you think that is if the club for growth is really a Republican backed conservative organization? Don't you think that they would wait and see who's going to win and then back that candidate against? They're not. They're not. They're not agree with you. So so that well, but I don't know. On my, unfortunately, because, you know, I work all day and I don't have timeto. Yeah, Yeah, Everybody's that way. Yeah, and believe me, I want to vote for the right one. And now I will say this We do need new blood. Yep. I'm tired of these old these often now I like off centre in half. I love Senator Inhofe is great. Eh? I agree with him on it on just about everything. Damn! He's been in there for what? Five. Honey turn. I feel the same way you do, and I worry that he's got a cute chick running against him and cute chicks. Cute chicks have been winning elections. Well, we need to get new blood. New Republican but blood in there too. Five And I'm sorry. Old people You need to retire. I'm sorry I'm on DH. I don't have a lot of room to speak as I would love to retire myself. But But come on. I mean, after your and government for, you know, 2030 years. It's time to go home, and it's time to let somebody new get in there and five because we need Otherwise that would keep If we don't do this, and the people, the young people, they're gonna all go Democrat. Well, here's what I'm hoping happens. I'm hoping that the candidate that I back for Congress wins. I'm hoping that in half winds and then I'm hoping in four years or maybe two years and half retires and the winner of our congressional race will then run for that seat. That's what I'm hoping will happen. 81,080. Okay. I pushed the wrong button, because sometimes that just happens. That's all there is to it. Frank Critics Journal was in Oklahoma City High truckers all rightly. I appreciate y'all Sorry. I haven't been able to talk to you in a while. I've been working nights. Well, you're working, man. You're working man. I make no apologies. Look, Um I'm hoping that We have a mutual friend on Facebook, who commented on Mayor David to hold Ah Facebook page about the announcement about the Crystal Bridge, and he said he didn't want me anymore beautification of our city in until the homeless situation was addressed. Well. Look I have no sympathy for the homeless. I'm sorry, maybe callous, but you're not. There are plenty of resource is currently available and currently funded for the homeless tons of them. I've had many of them on this show trucker tend Well. I think it's great that the Crystal Bridge got that grant from I guess it was Devon Energy. Their foundation. Man. All I can say is Those people who are going to come in and visit that also the residents who are going to take advantage of that beautiful space. We have downtown. Yeah, and it's getting better. Yeah. And yeah, with us with this grand. It's on ly going to get better. Well, here's the other thing. The grant is not costing us any money. It's not costing me any money. You any money, taxpayers any money. No, no, no, no, let him spend their money and what they want to spend their money on him. This person's comment was ah We've passed so many maps, things for beautification. Isn't it time for that money to go to Uh, yeah, the homeless Well, in the last match. There is something for the home. Yes, Mayor. Whole Senate. Yes. Look for announcement next week. There are plenty of resource is for the homeless. Many of the homeless choose not to use those resource is because there's accountability attached to them. Well, I top of that. You look a 90. I 85% of them. You look at them. They're able body to work. Yeah, yeah. I mean, I'm not even going that far into a truck or Ted. I'm afraid I've got to run. But as I always say, if I were homeless, I would want to be here in Oklahoma City, because there are so many resource is available to you to get you back on your feet. You don't have to sleep under the underpass. You don't have to dig through the dumpster out back of of of the olive garden to get food..

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13:24 min | 1 year ago

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"And welcome to tech stuff. I'm your host Jonathan Strickland. I'm an executive producer with iheartradio on a level things tech and we are now going to view the history of e sports in this classic episode of. You guys enjoy it. Eastwards is something that has definitely gained a lot of popularity and a small amount of respect among outer circles. I think we're still got a long way to go before people except East sports as being as valid as any other sport but certainly the fans treat it like you know like it's it's it's a big big deal so let's take a listen today. We're going to talk specifically about the realm a professional gaming and professional gaming leagues as well as how I tracking technology is integrated into that world. These days so think of this as the conclusion of that that loosely serialized series of episodes and then after this one our next episode. We'll probably be about something completely unrelated so if you are Satisfied satiated let us say with video game content fear not we will cover something different in our next episode if you love video game content fear. Not Eventually I'll get back to it. It'll happen because it plays a big role in tech now. Let's talk about e sports. I've covered related topics Including some way back in the old days of tech stuff when Chris Pellett and I used to shout our podcast from the top of the building in buckhead Atlanta. And the only way you could hear it was if you were in the general neighborhood there is a classic episode titled. Can you make a living playing games and that original episode came out on July Twenty seventh two thousand eleven holy cow guys? I've been doing this show a long time. The answer by the way is yes. You can make money playing video games if you're good enough. We're going to talk a bit today about the industry around competitive professional video game players better known as e sports. I'll have a chance to chat with Robert O. COLLINI VP OF E. Sports products over At Turner Sports and later on I'll also chat with Brian. Xaus and David Chen of alienware to talk about the use of I tracking tech E. Sports and how it can enhance the experience. We've got a lot of wonderful folks who gave over their time and their expertise to help make this episode happened so big thanks to all of them and I can't wait for you guys to hear what they have to say because they're really fascinating people but before we dive into that. It's always fun at least for me anyway to talk about the history of whatever. The subject is at hand. So how do you think each sports to be? Do you think it rose up in the nineties like Maybe late nineties over in South Korea. Or maybe you would go back to the nineteen eighty s when people like Billy Mitchell established world record high scores and Arcade Games like Pacman well depending upon your definition of e sports. The real birth of the industry dates back to nineteen seventy two. That's when students at Stanford University pitted their leat gaming skills and Tournament of space war now. Steve Russell had led a small group of designers way back in nineteen sixty two to create space war which was one of the first examples of a computer game to use a dynamic display. Now ever. Since we've had computers people have been trying to figure out ways to make those computers do stuff that they weren't intended to do like play games. The original computers weren't meant to do that. But you get enough people who are mathematically gifted together and they start thinking about the potential for math to do practically anything eventually. They're going to start creating programs that play games including things like tic-tac-toe but it wasn't until the nineteen sixties that people were looking at the potential of creating displays for computers. Otherwise we're getting readouts that were either on paper or sometimes just a bank of lights would light up specific way and that's how you knew what the output was of whatever. Your input was so space. War was one of these early early early examples of a game that uses such dynamic display. Players would control one of two spaceships. There is one called the needle and one called the wedge and they were called that because obviously of their their shapes and these spatial could fly around in a two dimensional plane. So you could fly alone that X. Y. Axis but not the Z. There was no third dimension to this and it looked like a little space field. And you are technically. You're flying around the gravity. Well of a Star. So there was this gravitational effect that came into play with the game and your whole goal was to destroy the other starship so it was a player versus player game that came out in nineteen sixty two and by came out. I mean it was developed for a what at that time amounted to a supercomputer and if you also have to have a supercomputer and you could get a copy of the code. You could install and play that game yourself. Not even installed run the game. It's not really even installation. Because we're not talking about a hard disk at this point by nineteen seventy-two several engineering and computer science schools had a version of this game and then the tournament was born the Grand Prize for this tournament. Back in nineteen seventy two was a whole year subscription to rolling Stone magazine. The tournament itself took place in the Stanford artificial intelligence lab so one of the most important events to ever take place in that. Ai Lab in the history of mankind. As far as I'm concerned Stewart brand who at the time was a writer and editor for Rolling Stone was the organizer for this event. His piece in rolling stone equated the players with athletes and traditional sports so from the very beginning there were parallels though at the time the treatment might have been touch tongue in cheek. Maybe a little playful satirical but the version that the students were playing of space war was slightly altered from the one that debuted back in nineteen sixty two. There was a programmer named Ralph Goren. Who added in a couple of elements the game to make it more competitive and interesting. He added in the capacity for ships to suffer partial damage before being destroyed. So you can take more than one hit and the also through end some space mines so some obstacles that you could deploy within the game field and Maybe your opponent with lion to them and destroy himself and that would just make the game more interesting to play and watch by the way. Ralph Gordon would later go on to create the world's first spell checker so when you hear about some of these people who were involved in this tournament a lot of them went on to do some very important things in the realm of technology and computer science now. The winner of that first tournament was a guy named Bruce. Baumgart and Baumgart would go on to work at the Internet archive and later on he would become the head of operations at cool. See You I L and you may oh my drew not remember. What cool is changing so scoring? Nowadays people quick to forget It cool was whether companies that when it launched got a lot of people poking fun at it for its name that C U. I l being spelled cool. It was a short lived search. Engine did not last very long. It had really long entries so when you did a search you would get The results with very long descriptors of what those search results were plus a thumbnail that would appear next to every search result. But it just didn't catch on it ended up shutting down in September. Twenty ten but while cool would come and go video game tournaments. Were really here to stay. And whether they were informal. Or they were big to do's. They continued largely beneath the notice of the general public. The introduction of the personal computer and various gaming systems in the nineteen eighties helped a little bit says as did the rise of the arcade but by and large video game competitions remained confined to a niche audience in the late nineteen nineties gaming had reached a new level largely because personal computers. Were much more common and this would be the early days of the high powered graphics processing units or GP use those dedicated graphics cards which were the devices that are actually giving computers. The horsepower needed to run games. That had three dimensional graphics so stuff like quake and in fact one of the earliest tournaments of this time was a quick competition it was held in nineteen ninety seven and the Organization Holding. It was Red Annihilation. It drew. Two thousand participants and the prize was a doozy. If you one you got to go home with a Ferrari that once belonged to John Karnak. He was one of the lead developers of quake on June. Twenty Seventh Nineteen ninety-seven Angel Manila's founded the Cyber Athlete Professional League or the C. P. L. This was a group that organized various tournaments in pioneered the field of e sports professional tournaments. It operated out the United States until two thousand eight when the company nearly dissolved due to an overcrowded seen got acquired and then sort of relaunched in China but in just a decade. We saw that. The environment had changed from curiosity into a pretty big industry. This Cyber Athlete. Professional League went from being the only game in town pun intended to being a a fish in a very large pond that was growing completely beyond what it originally was now early on. The emphasis in these tournaments was on a first person shooter. Games Games like quake then sports titles also became popular in tournament. Play then you might get things like fighting games. They've popped up a little bit later and then real time strategy genre games joined the ranks. That's when the game starcraft Brood. War rose to prominence in the tournament scene while tournaments were still largely a niche interest in the United States and other parts of the world they had become incredibly popular and one of those regions was South Korea. South Korea has two big game channels on Game Net and NBC game both of which created leagues of professional starcraft players who compete against each other for prizes. The country takes professional gaming extremely seriously in fact when a scandal broke out in two thousand ten that some starcraft players purposefully throwing games as part of a gambling scheme. The government levied harsh punishments against the accused players. All of whom were banned for life from professional starcraft competition in two thousand the World Cyber Games and Electric Sports World Cup both launched and they gave professional gaming a bigger spotlight two years later the Major League Gaming Professional Game League launched and since then Professional Video Game Leagues Have Been Picking Up Speed. We've also seen other types of games. Enter realm including mobiles things like Doda to and slight League of Legends? Those have become enormously popular in the Professional Gaming League seen in recent years. We've also seen a big push coming from major. Broadcasters to elevate professional video game tournaments. I had a chance to speak with Robert Otellini who oversees illeg at Turner to talk about it now Robert. Thank you so much for joining us on texts stuff. I want to kind of get an idea about how he league came about and And and sort of get an idea of how it's evolved and and what you have seen so far in that space because while east sports I think It's something that more and more people are aware of. It's still sort of an emerging kind of form of entertainment for a large part of the mainstream audience. I think that's changing especially among younger demographics. I think they're far more aware. Especially now that. We're seeing video games being used as a form of just the playing video games being used as a form of entertainment throughout lots of different platforms. But tell me specifically about illeg- illegal was first announced about two years ago. It actually wasn't called illeg at the time. We didn't have a name yet but we were working on it. I would say for probably six months or so before that September two thousand fifteen announcement and really it came from this real interest came from the very senior levels of Turner so Kevin Riley who is the head of TBS. Tnt came to the company with a lot of contacting gaming and you know he's in La Eastwards has really taken off in Los Angeles and so he came in.

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"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

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04:47 min | 2 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"Eight four oh one thousand Lee Mathews Katie okay dot com so representative Kendra horn announced today that she would vote to impeach president Donald Trump saying and I quote it's it is with a heavy heart but with clarity of conviction that I have made my decision she said in her prepared statement the oath I took to protect and defend the constitution requires a vote for him peach met I am here to uphold the rule of law and therefore must vote for no no let me just correct you real quick there can draw horn you're there to do the will of the people of the fifth district who is I recall told you in no uncertain terms they wanted you to get back to the work of the Congress and stop worrying about this witch hunt but that's just me full house is expected to impeach on Wednesday actually we're not quite sure if it'll be tomorrow afternoon or late in the evening it depends on how much they delay all of the proceedings in the full house session horn was is considered to be in one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the house trump won her congressional district by eleven points in twenty sixteen to out of state groups have spent more than five hundred thousand in the last weeks on media aimed at getting her to vote against impeachment which she basically ignored kind of like she does the people of the fifth district we will have to be very careful Kendra horn's campaign was heavily financed by the Democrat National Committee and it was heavily manned by outside groups with boots on the ground that harvested ballots in precincts and districts of our city that don't normally vote a and B. if if they're not registered they made sure they got registered and had absentee votes so she won that election before election day because of the absentee as because a ballot harvesting and she'll do it again because she's doing the bidding of the Democrat party I assure you Tonya is in Colorado listening on I heart radio yeah hi hi good to have you along thanks yeah yeah drug drug and their color on a right now but I just want to take a break yeah no I'm not yeah are you in the mountain thankfully okay I wanted they can't record for her heavy heart in they said because of that the or we will kick her out and replaced her with the Republican it should have been all it'll take Tonya is getting Republicans to the polls when Steve Russell lost that seat a lot of people thought who is this camera horn I don't know who she is and no big deal and a lot of people just didn't vote and that's why he lost I don't know that it was any particular fault of Steve Russell but talk about us Kendra horn mounted a successful guerrilla campaign with boots on the ground going door to door and getting people a registered to vote and ballots in their hands and it's all perfectly legal so I hope whoever ends up being the opponent is aware of that machine you know I think they will be and I I just think that there's enough boiling anger that I think there will be plenty out there that didn't go the last time and they should be ashamed because I was shocked when I heard our district did that I was like what what and and that's when I learned all this stuff Tanya immediately on election night I thought wait a minute how is she getting all those amps and took a look at the absentee look at what she won with the absentee then I went into the I don't know that I went in and did some deep dive on all of the precincts and where the ballots came from and where they went and that wait a minute Sarah southwest thirty second street Capitol Hill these are people who don't normally vote because they only want to get up and go to the polls how did they get ballot and then that's what I talked about on the I had listeners calling they knocked on my door and I I was already registered to vote but they were trying to get people who have registered to register and get absentee ballots on the lot so it was people from acorn a business go ahead yeah gonna fail in on that again well it if those in Seminole you know there's there's outer fringes of of the fifth district like Edmund and more and seminal and and a lot of rural areas that Shani's one of them to that are in that district that didn't go to vote and they will just have to make sure they they vote and you Tonya vote vote even though you'll be on the road.

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03:39 min | 2 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"To my new cancer because you know feel the luck when you walk in the new castles newly expanded gaming floor with approximately three thousand electronic games to play new castle casino I'm forty four eggs at one OO seven continuing with some social media Doug ranks Lee you were talking about Kendra horn not wanting to be on your show and I think the window for her actually being interviewed has just decreased a little more I think so too because I don't think she's going to stay in office much longer but that's just me Doug Chad rides anyone who receives two thousand dollars from Nancy Pelosi should be required to explain themselves to their voters and she never will she never will my prediction she'll lay low and will not debate she will not want to answer questions like that and she will not put herself in the position to answer those questions sure she spent a lot of time ours are just Steve Russell don't want to debate me he must be scared until finally Steve Russell did and it ended up being a very unfriendly crowd to Steve Rosselli probably should have done it but that that's what I predict will happen and we still have a whole year to put up with this so we'll keep our eyes on it newsradio one thousand Katie okay and Lee Mathews Brian writes yes Mike Gandalf can add Republicans are safe Stephanie but if candor wants to debate all the debate and stronger seminal not down exactly and she won't do that she won't do that because the Shawnee seminal parts of the district's supported Steve Russell overwhelmingly Brian writes on social media leave you were talking about the headlines today about the U. S. diplomat in Ukraine bill Taylor testifying that he had been told the president Donald Trump would withhold military aid to the country of Ukraine until it publicly declared the investigations would be launched and that helped his reelection chances what you didn't understand was that those funds were already approved months before this supposed quid pro quo and you're right Brian and Democrats know that Democrats know that they're just trying to move be muckrakers going into the election now we had a call earlier from Eric who said he thinks I'm sorry Roy who said he thinks they're also trying to tie up the Senate elections because of the Senate's if the senators are involved in a trial they're not gonna be able to go back to their home states I guess it was it was said that I'm sorry anyway they can't go back to their home states will have a lot of time to go back to the home state to campaign and they're hoping that that will get them the the the Democrats more seats in the Senate possibly I really don't I I if they're doing that they're taking a mighty big gamble thinking that people are going to get tired of between now and say January February because people are they already are made forty percent of those polled today so they're getting tired of it and they agree the president is being railroaded and it's not fair Brad is in Oklahoma City on newsradio one thousand Katie okay before were water no are seen on the news last couple days for use will shots of the public health service yeah if from for birdie six thirty what I got here at five thirty not even taken anybody because they said they can't get done by six thirty well so if you're in or you're good but there's people comin energy walking around under all walking right back I'm going home well you'll just have to get there early let people know that sure sure brand and you know.

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

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02:12 min | 2 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"Well, did you have any thoughts on this Muller thing that just might die? Here's here's the thing. As of last week attorney general bar they had given to Mr. Nodar, a minimally redacted version it had essentially everything that they needed and had requested. But Mr. naughtily refused even read it and just blew past it and was proceeding on his past. It's also interesting to note that Mr. Mueller was offered by attorney general bar a full advanced copy of the review for his comment before it was released and Mr. Mueller decline. And then he had lots of comments after it was released. So if if folks were really wanting to treat the executive branch as an equal branch of government, they they sure haven't indicated that of behind the scenes, I think it's gonna backfire Steve Russell's with us on NewsRadio one thousand K T, okay? Because much like in the nineties when Republicans were pushing impeachment against Clinton. Yeah. We none of us like the idea that it was fooling around on his wife, and that he lied about it. But I don't know that that constituted high crime and misdemeanor, and and President Trump being a jerk does not constitute high crimes and misdemeanors. Neither does neither does redacting document. I the question to ask Mr. Butler is have you read the report the latest report that attorney general bar set to you? And as it must week the answer that was no. So I recall to Lee attorney general holder head sent us heavily redacted documents. And the Democrats were very very smug on on that that not a problem. And there were major things that were blocked out of that not just people said private and personal information. Grand jury permission. Yeah. And because it has to be grand jury information has to be redacted does it. Yeah. Yeah law. They can't they can't unredacted. So that's that's where the well. Colonel russell. I'm so glad you joined us free to give us a call anytime..

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06:57 min | 2 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"It's hard to top a hill. Republicans state senators Stephanie Bice says she plans to run against US Representative Kendra horn next year with a playbook built on trying on tying the freshman democrat too, far left, socialist agenda. Stephanie Bice Forty-five, Oklahoma City. Is has announced her candidacy for the fifth congressional districts that horn won in an upset last year. Stephanie by said that Washington is seized by gridlock and runaway spending and a democratic house majority that has embraced socialist policies and big government solutions. She said in a release prepared before the announcement in congress. I'll do what I've done in Oklahoma. I will tackle big problems head on and worked to deliver conservative solutions that grow our economy for hardworking Oklahoma tax payers, she also said that we can't have a Representative who answers to Nancy Pelosi and the far left socialist agenda. She's right. Stephanie bikes was first elected in the Senate in two thousand fourteen easily reelected last year. She's part of the Senate Republican leadership team and chairs the finance committee. She's probably best known as the architect of the laws implementing these state question. Allowing wine and strong beer to be sold in grocery stores, horn forty-two vocal Homa city, defeated two term Republican. Steve Russell last year winning a district that had been carried in two thousand sixteen by Donald Trump. Republicans almost immediately made the district atop target for twenty twenty several prominent names have been mentioned, including former Oklahoma City mayor Mick cornet who ran unsuccessfully for the congressional seat in two thousand six. I am thrilled about this announcement. Let me tell you a quick story about Stephanie bias, she for one thing. She is my state Senator, and I live in a very strange district that stretches maybe two miles by ten miles from Edmond all the way over to uconn. It's a really weird district. But this was back when I was doing the morning show. And so I was at home in the afternoons a lot of times. I'd be taken a nap. Most of the time. I just kind of hanging out. Maybe cooking supper for the lovely wife. I get off on the door which is unusual on like a Tuesday afternoon. I think it was. And I opened the door and it's Stephanie bias and she says hi, Stephanie by some running for your state Senate. And I'm not here to ask you to vote for me. I just wanna know, what's on your mind. What are the issues that are important to you? And I said well by delighted to talk to you about him. Come on in. And she said, no, no, no. I don't want to disturb what have you doing? And I don't wanna keep you. I said, okay, tell you what there's two big issues on my plate. Number one. We've got to modernize alcohol and alcohol sales in the state of Oklahoma. Our alcohol laws are archaic. Word of the day archaic older than old. Like back to the middle ages old, okay? And she goes. Okay. What was the other issue, and I said sales tax a property tax. I says I know I can't get rid of them anyway to reduce them because I think they're unconstitutional if I pay for my house, why do I have to keep paying the government for my house? If I paid for my car, why do I have to keep paying the government for my car? And so on. And she goes, okay. I understand that. Because it's a matter of fact, it's kind of a it's kind of funny. You should mention the alcohol because that's one of my platforms is to modernize the alcohol, and I said really are you in that business? She's no, no, I'm not. I said she said, but I am in business, and I don't like anything that restricts Oklahoma business. And I said, well, this is not only restricting Oklahoma business. It is a law that nobody likes. It's like the fifty five mile an hour. Speed. Limit used to be. And if people can find a way around it, they will I personally at the time was driving down to Texas or to Arkansas to get my beer because I wasn't going to pay the same kind of price for a twelve pack of beer here in Oklahoma. That was three point that I could get for six point where and I've told you this story over and over again about that. Anyway, I said do you have any materials because. Yeah, I do and she handed me a card, and I said, by the way, my name is Leigh Matthews, and I am the talk show host. And I would love to talk to you about this on the air. And so I did and I talked to her about it on the air. We did an interview that was back in two thousand fourteen she won the election. The funny thing was her opponent heard the interview and was begging to be on the air and God bless him. He'd knock on my door. She did. His campaign at the time. Chose to ignore that little sliver that stretches across Edmond. That that that doesn't look like it's very important to the senatorial district, but because Stephanie based did not ignore that little sliver, which is a real. It's a strong is like the panhandle of Oklahoma. It's like, okay, or what's there not much? Okay. Don't care. Well, you should if you're want want to be a Senator anyway. So she won the election. And immediately set to work changing the alcohol, and she the first try she pulled back and said, you know, what we need to rewrite this. And she saved it for the next session, which she did. And in the next session it flew through. And then we voted on it and it passed and it's now history. And I had her on the air after it passed. And I said Senator vice I will vote for you for whatever you want to run for whatever you want to run for president. You got it. I am delighted she is announcing this and making this announcement and wants to run for this. I think she will be a splendid candidate. There's some other things I wanted to get to in just a minute, but I'm running a little behind. So I'll do that. I wanna get your opinion too. If you know anything about her if you don't know anything about or what do you think about Stephanie bias as a congressional candidate for fifth district? Newsradio one thousand back day DA, take back dot com. From the CD. Pause USA total traffic.

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"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

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04:40 min | 2 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"Later on Michael Bauer joins us. A Facebook is demanding some users hand over their password and varsity blues what happened in the courtroom yesterday bills Zimper was there. He will tell us. Brian writes Lee yesterday, you were talking to a man by the name of Greene who says he wants to be our next. Congressman we fired Steve Russell because he followed the establishment chain of command and represented old guard Republicans like Paul Ryan instead of his Oklahoma constituents. The problem with retired military is that they follow the chain of command will this guy represent Oklahoma's or like congressman Cole who represents DC. Thank you. And that's from Brian. Well, let me see here. There's a lot of questions to get to first of all the green was on. Because he is a he used to be I gathered he said he used to fly. Hey wax. He means he was a pilot. I gather it means he was a pilot. He's the first that I know of to officially announce his candidacy is running on the Republican side because let's face it. So Kendra horn is definitely that's my thing. Brian, okay. Now, let's start with your first premise, Brian that we fired Steve Russell because he followed the establishment chain of command. We did not fire. Steve Russell because of his establishment of the chain of command. That's not why he lost the election. He lost the election because Kendra horn, very skillfully and very gorilla. Like, I might and was able to get people in precincts that normally didn't vote to vote and not wanting to vote but the vote for her. And it's because she made it easy on them. She basically sent them an application for an absentee ballot here fill this out. You won't even have to go to the polls. And I keep bringing this up because I want people like you Brian to understand this is going to be the future. The future of voting will not be going to stand in line at a polling place having to deal with people who get your name wrong, or or what whatever it's going to be you get your ballot way ahead of time. You spend time looking over the issues, you research the issues, and then you either fill out the ballot and mail it back in or you fill it back and scan it back in or you fill it out, and you and you click send and it automatically counts. It's coming. There's just no doubt about it. So there's going to be a different means by which candidates approach you to vote for them. Voting right now. And in most cases is a memory game. It is a top of the mind awareness game. When you go into the ballot the vote that the guy who wants you to vote for him or the girl who wants to vote for them wants you to remember their name because a picture cannot be on the ballot just to name. So they want you to remember who they are Kendra horn got a whole group of people to remember who she was because not only did she send them. Hey, I'm Kendra horn. And I wanna be your next congressman right below. That was a fill this out and you'll get your ballot. And she went to nursing homes, and she went to neighborhoods that felt disenfranchised and she was able to get more absentee and more early votes than Steve Russell Steve Russell fail to get those votes. I guess an argument could be made. But I don't think Steve Russell's loss was a failure of policy. It was a failure of strategy. So I disagree with that. The next thing you assert is that retired military follow a chain of command. No, that's not what Steve Russell did. Now. Steve Russell did some specific things that you disagree with. We can argue those out. But right now, I would much rather have Steve Russell back in then Kendra horn who is anti-gun thinks that the government should provide you with healthcare thinks that's you have a right to health care. And and seems to think that the government is not here to ensure that your rights are not violated. But that the government is here to provide for you like many in her party do. I don't think that maybe you do Brian. I don't know. But thanks for your response on Facebook on NewsRadio one thousand KT. Okay. Gonna hear from Emily and Jacqueline as well. And it looks like a deal was reached today when it comes to this opioid case. I'll tell you what.

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04:09 min | 2 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"Okay. So I wanted to once again tell the story about Kendra horn and how she won the fifth congressional district. It wasn't because she outspent or outsmarted. Steve Russell Kendra horn successfully mounted a guerrilla campaign in the district. I'm Leigh Matthews, by the way, NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. Here's how she did. It the fifth district is very conservative. It's most of Oklahoma City most of Edmund and so on. But there are little pockets in the district in the poorer precincts full of people who. Never vote because it's too much trouble. Or they never vote because they feel disenfranchised. I'm not gonna vote the Republicans are going to win anyway, full of Democrats and independents who feel that way. Well, here's what Kendra Horne. Did she found out who those voters were and in those specific districts, it's easy data that you can acquire from the election board. She then peppered those precincts with mailers that said, hi, I'm Kendra horn. I'm running for office because XYZ I want to I want sensible gun control. I want I think you have a right to health care and so on and then down below to fill this out and send it in for your mail in ballot. And it went directly to the Oklahoma election board. And all of these people got a mail in ballot. And they filled it out and mailed it in Kendra horn one with the early voting and the absentee voting and she won because she was able to get people who didn't normally vote number one to vote without having to go to the polls to do it and number two to vote for her because she provided them with the avenue by which they could easily vote. It was a very good move. No, she didn't spend a lot of money doing it. She didn't have to. I have a hunch. She had a lot of democrat friends who helped her out democrat friends at the federal level. So I congratulate her on running a successful guerrilla campaign. It wasn't pack. She did have a blue superpac. Yes. But a lot of the money from that super Pac came from federal democrat money, and I don't slam that I'm not slamming that at all. I'm just saying whoever runs for fifth district is going to have to learn how to manipulate votes. The new way. Be mindful of the male in power the power of the mail in vote and the power of the absentee vote because that's how Kendra horn wanted. It has nothing to do with. Steve Russell being sleighs not spend enough money. Not campaigning enough. Steve Russell did very well in all of the other precincts. He just didn't do well in those various small precincts where people weren't voting Walt is in Stroud on NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. Hi. Lee. Thank you just made a good case for why early voting mail voting is not a good idea. Well, I Walter I hate to tell you this. I think mail in voting is is the wave of the future if not online voting, I know a lot of people don't like it. But many many many many many people love it because you can take the time to study the issue with it right there in front of you. You don't have somebody standing behind you in line. You don't have some little old lady tapping her tapping her foot waiting for you to put your ballot into the scanner. You can vote on your time. Well, I think Kendra horn is also on a very short leash. Yeah. Oh, yeah. The federal minimum crat forty. Yeah. Now. I know you wanted to talk about bump stocks. I do wanna talk to you about that. So I hope you can hang on. I've.

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05:39 min | 2 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"Okay dot com, Email address directly Facebook and Twitter as well, Ken writes sleigh, Michael avenue, arrested. You know, the acronym for that is mega make America. Great again. I think America great again with Michael ebanon behind bars. What that means for you and me, and what that means for the president coming up about an hour from now with our good friend Michael Bauer who's not in jail, but his in Washington DC with twenty four seven news. Bob writes on social media leader, Jesse Kendra horn couldn't resist putting her tinfoil. Hat back on today tweeting that despite the definitive report from the Justice department exonerating, President Trump in the Muller investigation that there are still unanswered questions. While even socialist democrat leadership is trying to push its members to move on. With majority whip Jim Clyburn saying the Muller probe was a chapter that closed Hornets desperately clinging to left wing fever dreams of a grand Russian conspiracy. Yes, Bob, she is. And the reason she is is that in two thousand twenty she's up for election again, and she wants to hang onto that congressional district five seat. I'll just I'll just put it this way. I've got nothing personal against Kendra horn. I just disagree with every single thing. She's ever said or done and therefore will be working very hard to make sure she doesn't regain that seat. And I hope you will too because it'll be an important election. In twenty twenty matches for president. Eight four zero one thousand if you want to chime in about that two nights is the night. Bump stocks. Are to be banned in the US tonight. Midnight. Back in December. The Justice department issued a ruling that banned bump stocks after the president earlier issued guidance of former attorney general Jeff Sessions to dedicate all available resources to propose for notice and comment a rule banning the devices that simulate machine guns now they simulate automatic fire. They do not indeed make fire automatic. Blah, blah, blah. I'm not going to get into the nuts. And bolts of what everything that was said today, but the band set to take effect at midnight makes possession of a bump stock of felony subject to up to ten years in prison and a two hundred fifty thousand dollar fine. But all is not lost. The supreme court was considering an emergency request from gun owners of America gun owners foundation and Virginia citizens defense league to stay the ban on bump stocks while cases challenging the ban are appealed. I don't know where those are at this point. And here's my attitude. I don't own a bump stock. I would have liked to have had a bump stock just to say, I've got a bump stock probably should have bought one. While I still could. I'm thinking the ban will be overturned at one point the bump. Stocks were initially designed for people who have a handicap. So that that have a hard time holding up the rifle and firing it. That said I've shot a gun with a bump stock, and you just can't hit anything. That said there are other ways to simulate automatic fire with your gun with your semiautomatic gun. No, they aren't very effective. I'm not gonna show them to you. Because it wouldn't be good wouldn't be a very safe thing to do. Wouldn't be very wise thing to do for me. Either. Let's just say that. Yeah. It can be done. And finally, this is not going to save any lives, nor is this going to stop bad people from doing bad things to good people. That cannot be legislated. Well, you know, maybe if we start looking at the mental health and how we treat mental health in this country. We might find some answers. What do you think? Newsradio one thousand Katie. Okay. Scott is in more NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. Hi. We're talking about the bump stock, but I wanna go backwards for a minute. Sure ask you do you and run against Kendra. Oh, I think Kevin Kelly would be a good candidate. Yeah. I think. I don't know. I think I think Steve Russell could run again. Because I think a lot of people think a lot of people don't remember all Steve Russell, I didn't know he wasn't in that office. I thought he was stolen there. So. Yeah. A lot from what I understand not talking to some. I have some friends that are in the Senate. And they just got the feeling that Steve Russell was just done with it. He may be done with it. Now. I don't think he was then. You know, I got a, and I'll tell the story against got on a tell it now. But the reason Steve Russell lost wasn't that he wasn't aggressive enough or or didn't get out there and hustle enough. He was he was he had a guerrilla attack mounted against him not only by Kendra horn. But by the democrat party, I'll get into specifically how that happened coming up next on NewsRadio one thousand K T..

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"steve russell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

03:45 min | 3 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Their filming of their series? Your comments kid? Ooh. Mark, dos slur. Fox that. He's actually still foxy today. Stocks on that show. What was that was AC right? Yes. Okay. Zach Zach with other one that was in that one movie glow. Pez? Mario up. Woo. That was the last thing she did two seemingly he and Elizabeth Berkley. What was that movie that rocky told me about showgirls? That's it. Rocky Seto says favorite movie. I tell you if you're a true funny story about the movie showgirls, this is back in ninety six. NFL Bill combined. Coach Steve Russell Grasso got arrested. So Saint Xavier high school their summer camp got word that a bunch of the seniors are bunch of the guys on team. We're going to after practice. Go. Check out the premiere of the movie showgirls, and he was none too happy about it. A year yet damn you guys are going out. And you see a soft porn. That's what he kept drilled us with. I'll never Kevin girls. Have not sag of us. Seeing those days you paid attention to coaches. What is so funny movie about the showgirl business willy and was Eliza Berkeley in it? Isn't she? Here's an interesting question. One interesting question. So she thinks at the time look if I take all my clothes off. And I do this kind of sex scene thing discussable launched me into superstardom, boom. She crashed and burned but Kim Kardashian has a sex tape it launches her into the stratosphere showdown. Why does one go up Rachel, Rachel? I'm going to take this one. You got this. Elizabeth Berkley was trying to differentiate herself from the teenage character she played. So if you went to an ultra adult character of a stripper when she was proposed the movie, it was supposed to be a serious in depth roll the hardships of stripper life, which I don't know personally. But you guys might what that entails rocky knows about. Yes, now when she actually when actually made the movie due to budget cuts and her absolutely horrendous acting it just turned into a soft porn now. Kim Kardashian supposedly didn't leak that video. It was stolen somehow are and just made it to the NFL. Excellent answer I've ever heard. Good good. What happened next was mom? Kris Jenner put her on a press tour about how horrible this is. And how much her life was ruined. Right. You guys. Remember that? There's Ryan Seacrest. Our beloved iheart zone. Took her signs that you need to create a TV show about all the craziness that goes into your life because your girls are nuts. And she was like, yeah. That's a great idea. You should produce it. He did. And now, they're all billionaires. Stars aligned. There was the time and the place for such a thing to happen. Where were we would necessarily write a book on that was really good Lisbeth Berkeley, which I liked watching her. I haven't seen showgirls was she naked in that very much. Matt's diamond says, yes. Yeah. Very much naked now. But you're naked Kim Kardashian was naked. Yes. But by different circuit. She played it better than Elizabeth Berkley. Absolutely. Did not choose to be naked lives at Berkeley tried to go too far too fast. From wherever here goody two shoes. Girl, two stripper girl too soon. Not even necessarily too soon. Just wasn't the right project. She failed in picking the correct projects had it been produced. Well, like, she thought it was going to be had she been better actress, maybe.

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"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:15 min | 3 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"It's hard to top a hill. But what does the president have to lose by declaring a national emergency? There are those who say, oh, no he can't do that. Because it's not an his power. He can't do that. Because then subsequent presidents will do the same for frivolous meaningless things. I don't know that. That's Trump's worry. I don't know the Trump cares. His job right now is to keep his promise to the people who elected him for this reason, by the way, the people who elected Trump elected him, mainly because he said he was going to build a wall. Do you remember that in the campaign speeches, including the one out here at the fairgrounds? I'm gonna build. The wall and the whole crowd joined in the wall, and I'm going to make America great again. But that build the wall was usually his final promise when he would make speeches including the one here. So what does he got to lose? Not keeping his promise. He's got everything to lose. If you want reelection. If he does I'd say his ego probably says he does. And again, I I I'm still kind of I'm not I'm not. Looking at Schumer and Pelosi and their dedication to their party. I guess should be admirable. But since I visited Washington DC, and I've visited our constituents there. I mean, our delegation there Senator Langford, and and then Russell Steve Russell their primary. Focus was on Oklahoma. They were sent there by the people of Oklahoma to represent the people of Oklahoma. And that is who they wanted to serve. They didn't want to serve the party that it wants to serve the president that he wants to serve the speaker of the house. They didn't want to serve the minority leader or whomever. So I can't imagine being an elected Representative. And all of a sudden saying, you know, what I'm no longer caring about the people of my concern. My constituency I'm gonna make life as miserable as possible for the president. Or I'm going to make sure my party is. And I know I know what the bounce back to that is the bounce back to that is well, if your party's not in power, you don't get anything done and I disagree with that. If your party's not in power. It's more difficult to get things done. But it's not impossible. And that's where we circle back to. Well. They're not negotiating if your party is not in power, then you have to negotiate as a legislator congress person. If your party is in power, you still have to negotiate because you still have to get things done that you think need to be done, but your thoughts. Eight four hundred thousand star one thousand on NewsRadio one thousand KT, okay? In twenty minutes. I'm going to be talking to our Elstein. He's the guy who created goosebumps. Goosebumps movie is out. Now, it's a tremendous fun for the whole family. And I'll tell you where you can see it. Then we'll talk to our Elstein talk to you as well. Michael Bauer joining us to the president went down to the border. What he did find and what he did say and traffic and weather together on.

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"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"steve russell" Discussed on KTOK

"For the second time in her congressional career Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the house. Here's FOX's Jared Halpern. The first and only woman to preside over the house speaker has the gavel again to the speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi extent, you this gavel House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy of fellow Californian officially ended eight years of GOP rule in the house two months ago. The American people. Spoke and demanded a new dawn Pelosi successfully fought back potential challenges from incumbent, an incoming Democrats. Still fifteen supported someone else for speaker or did not vote for years ago. More than two dozen Republicans voted for someone other than then speaker, John bainer, the new congress includes two new members from Oklahoma Republican Kevin Hearn represents Oklahoma's first congressional district. He succeeds Jim Breitenstein who left congress to become head of NASA democrat Kendra horn defeated Republican Steve Russell in the November election. She represents Oklahoma's fifth. Congressional district governor fell takes a look back. Here's katie. Okay. Seth Meyers governor Mary Fallon says she has enjoyed her decades of service as a public servant, and she says the best part has been meeting many, wonderful Oklahoma's across the state and listening to their concerns. She says the challenging and rewarding part comes with finding solutions to their concerns and issues and a statement. She says she truly believes the future. Of the state is bright. And at the next administration and legislature. We'll have the resources to address many of the state's priorities and to ensure core services are adequately funded Fallon will become a private citizen on January fourteenth. That's when governor elect Kevin stead is sworn into office, a drug sweet nets three men and three women as Calvin right reports. Police officers were accompanied by members of the department's bomb squad as a search warrant was served at residence the nine hundred block of south west forty seventh street on Wednesday. That's the gator say while searching that home they found four rifles three handguns more than eight.

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"Don't play games with it": Hurricane Florence barrels toward East Coast

Sean Hannity

00:52 sec | 3 years ago

"Don't play games with it": Hurricane Florence barrels toward East Coast

"Hurricane Florence is. Now a category. Three storm as a barrels toward the Carolinas. Forecasters say it's top winds have weakened slightly to one hundred twenty five miles per hour. But that Florence remains a very dangerous storm the National Hurricane Center is warning that life threatening storm surge and heavy rainfall is expected across large parts of north and South Carolina within the next twenty four hours and Oklahoma now is sending a specialized helicopter rescue team to the east coast to be ready when hurricane Florence hits members of the Oklahoma task force one helicopter search and rescue team left Oklahoma City this morning. They will stay in Tennessee and North Carolina, and then respond where needed the team includes rescue swimmers from the Oklahoma City and Norman fire, departments and pilots and aircraft from the Oklahoma. Army? National

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