35 Burst results for "Thirty Hours"
A Work Schedule without Childcare
"Had a very interesting blog post. Recently, I thought that detailed away that A. Two Person. Could Alternate things like in a very structured way you want to go into that. So I got an interesting amount of feedback from this not so much in comments on the blog but I heard from people who wanted to share it with other audiences because it just hasn't been spelled out exactly how a split schedule with two working parents. Splitting fifty-fifty could, in fact, work in could give both parties approximately thirty hours a week of focused work time. Mostly during the workday. So none of these like get up at four. I, am and work till I am things which if you have today you have to do but you also wouldn't have to in this sap. So the idea is. that. You have two different shifts on during the workday one is eight to three. And one is one to six, and that is predicated on the idea that it young children who are home are napping from one to three those a rough nap window. We are recording this at two-thirty right genevieve napping and Sarah does not have childcare today. And you know older children could use that time for independent work or for screen time or whatever you wanted to do. The idea is that that is that could be double in terms of the parents. One Parent is on during distraction. So some of their hours are not pure hours but. Mostly, two of them will be able to work anyway. So one party takes eight to three Monday, Wednesday and one to six on Tuesday and Thursday the other party takes one to six on Monday Wednesday and eight to three on Tuesday and Thursday, and then they alternate on Friday who gets eight to three and who gets one to six. So each week it's butts off there and what works out to is then twenty nine hours during the weeks when you have the three one secs shifts and It works out to thirty one hours on the weeks where you have the three, eight, two, three shifts, and the key thing for this to work is that when you are on your job is not just to keep the children safe like being adults present in the house, you are also committing to keeping the children out of your partners office, right so that they can be guaranteed those hours being at eight to one one, the sex or whatever. are focused right like absolutely focused they are not on your they're not dealing with anything, and if you do this that each of you can, in fact, get the twenty five cure focused hours and then between four to six hours each week of. Most likely but could be interrupted because of naptime was or whatever. And both of you would have both some afternoon in some morning hours and so I know that that's an issue that some people be like well, we just split it that she takes the mornings when I take the afternoons. But then what you know, there are some teams that always WanNa meet in the morning because some other person has a different shift of their schedule and so this allows you to occasionally have morning meetings or occasionally have afternoon meetings as the case may be again, this has to be pretty much you are committed to this. You're committing to keeping the kids out of your partners office you can obviously arrange for A. Sub. Credit. On a day, if there was something like you have to pitch a new client, a huge project in the only time they can meet. Tuesday antenna at ten. AM technically Tuesday as the tae that you work on the sex like probably you could arrange with your spouse to get a sub credit that you would make it up for that person at another point but. You WanNa. Have that be relatively infrequently but you know working twenty nine or thirty hours a week with no pay childcare is. Pretty good. If that's a situation that a couple might find themselves in and if they need more hours, you can extend the swap idea to different times I mean. Maybe each of you works from six to ten pm one night a week and that gets you up to thirty four hours a week or you do six to ten am on a weekend or something you each get one weekend morning and you know what it is but. That is basically fulltime ours, and if they are plans, well, you will be okay.
OnePlus’ midrange Nord announced with 90Hz display, dual selfie cameras, and 5G
"Plus finally announced its mid range Nord phone similar to the flagship, one plus eight. The Nord has a ten eighty P display with a ninety hertz refresh rate, sub, six GIGAHERTZ, five G. Modem, charging and forty eight Megapixel, main camera sensor, unlinked, one plus eight. The Nord has a slower snapdragon, seven sixty five G. processor, a lower resolution, wide angle, camera, and slightly six point four four inch screen. The Nord is available in blue and gray with AAC gigabytes. gigabytes of Ram and one hundred twenty gigabytes of storage for three hundred ninety nine euros, or twenty gigabytes of Ram and two hundred fifty six gigabytes of storage for four hundred ninety nine euros available. August fourth in Europe, also coming to India and a limited Beta plan for the US one, plus also announced the wireless one plus buds with thirty hours of battery life for seventy, nine or eighty nine euros
The Xbox Series X Games Showcase
"The Sega Genesis and the mega drive as well. But my friend, it's a consul of a different kind that was showcased earlier today. We're recording this and that was the xbox series. X was on full display. Ours the power, and see all the Nice Shiny Games that are coming out very soon in the not too distant future Oh. At least we hope so, but some I. Know are not going to be there at the time of launch, but. It is the experts series x showcase, some of the games that were announced and shown off games like a new Ford shock upon all shocks. A new four is coming out. What do you know? New Fable game which I know, a lot of people are excited about as dusk falls nice, interactive sort of really different, looking Cel, shaded cartoonish, but with a serious serious dramatic side to it that would really looks very interesting, stated decay three. It's been a very big hit for. So far so coming out with state of decay, three process far X which I believe is support. That is coming over as well with the XBOX series x upgrade and boost the medium ever wild rounded. All Great Games look very nice, but very interesting. And Hail infinite had a ton of minutes out there actually few minutes out there that showed off and showcase as far as new gameplay is concerned. I percents liked the best avowed, which has a very oblivion esque type, look and feel. I'm going to be honest with you. My friend everything nice and shiny everything looked nice, glossy looked a little bit better than what the playstation five had offers far as the Shiny Games. Maybe the textures were popping a little bit better for me on the XBOX series X. Games. The playstation against were shown off. But, the lack of games that were shown off period can asked me disappointed overall. Yeah, honestly, man. It's been such a weird year for video games, you know we allege allegedly self, cyberpunk and assassin's creed coming out here but like. Playstation had a similar. Similarly disappointed with xbox as I am with playstation, but still I got you know I'm a little excited about it and also like Nintendo did their little mini direct, and like their big game was WHAT TEN CITATION FORGET! The name of the game is called, but you know it's just that there's not really I I'm curious if a lot of these companies are keeping things close to their chest, because of the covid thing like they don't know win. These games are going to be able to come out, but. You Know I. Yeah, it was cool to see halo infinitives cool to see. The announcement of new fable and Forza, but yeah a lot of these games they showed were kind of like they made. You wonder is this. Is this the biggest thing that they have coming out because I? Don't know if you noticed but a lot of the Games. xbox shows they have very. It doesn't really look like they're utilizing the capabilities of the new constantly. Brag about it, side, it's they're very like cartoony in animated. And they're not really highlighting like it looks like something that could be played on the xbox one. Again it did. They were look nice looking games. They were very nice looking games. But. It was just the fact that there weren't enough. Plus like I said, it's just seemingly that there are a step behind what place has to offer. When playstation debuted over thirty games, and they were right around the single digits to double digits hovering around ten. That's not a good ratio. My friend, obviously some of these playstation games on playstation five. That'll becoming, too. It will be going on both systems, and that's understandable, but it just seemed to me that the playstation press conference was a little bit better prepared than what Xbox had offer, and I think this point in time. I can clearly say that playstation one this first round as far as I initial impressions are concerned. Will Not with me though because I think xbox did a better job in like actually saying hey is a console launch. Title is something. We have a sort of window. Whereas playstation didn't give us any windows, no early states you know. They showed a lot of games on the playstation, but they didn't show us anything that we're going to be. Laying soon, and I think that's where Microsoft did a better job than playstation. Did though not a lot better than what playstation did, but I don't know. I'm been reading a lot of headlines already with like there's Kotoka and polly on their all attacking xbox and. For like little things how they didn't address like backwards compatibility than they're saying. Oh, this is not going to have xbox so want support anymore. They didn't talk about that say they weren't GonNa? Habit is I don't know it's kind of petty. The way a lot of these journalists kind of jumped to conclusions, but you know I can get why people would like. Play the playstation. Playstation conference better also get why people like the xbox better I like the xbox one better, but that's just because I have more love for some of the Games that they showed of the experts conference as opposed the Sony Conference for example really loved the halo in it, but it's you know love. The master chief's grappling. Hook like that was that was read and. I was disappointed in show another trailer for Hell. Blade and there's some other things like I. Don't know why they would show war. Hammer like that's kind of a game that. There's not a lot of like xbox you know fandom for that one avowed looks cool, and is from what I understand part of the pillars of eternity franchise. But Yeah I don't know like state of decay. Three I'm not like super stoked on. Do WanNa talk about some of these games there. They showed again I. Want to go back to avowed because that was the one that was I'm like That looks like a a successor to oblivion. I could really get into and could be because I've said before sky rim. I played thirty hours and I got stuck in the bug, and I couldn't get back. I still have it on the shelf. Right here. I'm just not going. I've gone back to it. I may go back to it, but I'm just. It didn't Hook me like oblivion, did and this to be so much more war about what oblivion had offered the deep contents. If, I get an xbox series X. it's four that game. Rather, new four is a new force always comes out with new system and I. Mean they're the type of games that can actually rule just showcase a new system, and how good the graphics are, and the res- The colors the shading all the nine yards, those racing games do it the best of course a new force. It was coming out. A new fable was very interesting, so. Saying something that was rumored to be worked on and to be working on, so i WanNa hear your thoughts on the new fable on the way. Could it be something that we could really get back into a series, or is it just too many years gone by? No I think that it is something we everyone will get back into I think even new players will get into because the the great thing about fable is that it's much like the final fantasy games. It's all a stand alone game. You know that there's nothing that feeds into. The next game granted in like two and three. They reference like the heroes of and they're talking about your character, and obviously like what you did in that game. They talk about that a little bit, but it's not. They're like. These games are like hundreds of years apart from each other, so yeah, no I definitely think especially if it's just being called fable, yeah, you almost like God a war like it feels like it's going be a new beginning. What worries me about the fable trailer though is? Is that. There is no game play. You know if there's no game play. It leads me to believe it's going to be twenty. What twenty twenty two at the earliest before we get our hands on this game up and I it feels much like the the was the elder scrolls six trailer. They showed it three last year with like our. You know we're not like actively working on this kind of work on air is a little video of some sky and stuff and you can of. Make your own assumptions on it. That's like this one was just that cute animation of the fairy. Get need of Ferrari and that was. It was a funny trailer, but yeah I just I. I don't have any hope for seeing it soon. Toasters and you're listening to pop culture cosmos podcast.
Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)
"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that
Mark Clark: Warbirds Marketing Specialist
"Courtesy. Aircraft is well known for marketing former military aircraft among other aircraft. How many such transactions take place on average annually in? How many have you done over the course of history? Oh Gosh over the course of history probably over three thousand transactions. and obviously we're not the only one selling these kinds of airplanes, a lot of the owners consent of their own airplanes, but a lot of time they like to turn it over to us because we're kind of familiar with the transactional side of. Inspections title searches checkouts insurance, you know all of those little things that go towards making a successful transaction for the buyer and the seller so. Having done it before, you know, it's a pretty emotional thing when you sell one, and it's an emotional thing when you buy one I mean there's so much history personality wrapped up in the airplanes and the owners. Sometimes it takes a middleman to just wade through of the emotions on both sides, and my understanding is. You've sold the same airplane several times is. Oh Yeah I've got one thing I've sold four times, and that was actually the first Mustang. Average flu sold that particular point four times remains flying, and in grave condition actually here in Illinois today, and I've got a number of t sixes and t twenty eight that sold multiple times. Of the thousands of airplanes you sold. Is there one type model? That's more coveted more prized. Well I think it comes down to beauty is in the eye of the older I particularly love the North American eighty six. That was my first Warburg that I ever flew. Though. Maybe it's kind of like your first girlfriend. There's always something kind of special, but I think the t six is a relatively reasonable airplane to purchase. It's a reasonable airplane to fly. It's very nice Daljit with six hundred horsepower radio edge, and and of course all of the World War Two high looks got some time whether they were fighter or bomber pilots so historically. Historically it has a lot of significance for the united. States as well as probably thirty five countries around the world that operate those airplanes, the last air force to operate those airplanes on a regular basis was the South African Air Force and they were operating the airplanes up until the early nineties about sixty of those airplanes actually came to the united. States and are now in the civilian market as well as a number of them are various places around the world. They were military trainers then and their civilian operated now and used and enjoy. I'm curious. Does the US Department of Defense Still? Surplus military aircraft to the civilian market there's very little of that most of the airplanes that are in the quote Bonier down in Arizona, later model kind of tactical type airplanes back in the mid nineties, there were some airplanes coming out. Mostly trainer planes mostly t twenty eight came out under his traits with museums and stuff, and that provided a lot of the civilian operated inventory, but there's just not a whole lot of stuff left there. That is really civilian friendly I guess. Guess is a better word you know. Some of the technical airplanes have liquid oxygen systems and ejection seats, and you know lots of things that are just beyond the level of interest or financial commitment in time commitment that the average civilian guy wants to go out and just enjoy the airplane. In that case I know you're not the average civilian type. You've piloted bombers and fighters and transports, and what have you? Did you find one or a type more challenging than another pilot? You know it's kind of a building block things you know you start out with the smaller trainer. I I was a civilian pilot RHIANNA civilian pilot. I never was able to get the excellent training that the military gives you so I. Think we're my way up. I sold assessment one fifty on my sixteenth birthday, and worked my way on up. I started in the civilian tailgater. Is the top radio then transition do t six got lots and lots of t six time then transitioned into A. A Mustang and once I got the most time I was able to transition kind of sideways into some of the other world, war two fighters of course air, and the sea fury, and those types of airplanes tbn Avenger torpedo bomber in the military. You're either a fighter, pilot or transporter bomber pilot so I of did the parallel tracks with the B, twenty five and the Douglas, a twenty six after having a lot of other civilian multi engine time in three and four hundred series Cessnas. Teens and both types of airplanes, so it's kind of a building block system. Really that is an amazing array of aircraft, and they're out there in the civilian world, can anyone by one of these things and fly one of these things flying and flying are are not necessarily synchronized ice waller liaison airplane like a single engine they'll five is probably fifty or sixty thousand dollar airplane, some of the smaller L. Birds, the Piper cubs, and in Iran 'cause in those in military colors, or even less than that, but you can get up into the fighters multi million dollars. Dollars of airplane so obviously you need the financial capability someplace on that spectrum and of course, every one of those airplanes as different abilities needed as far as flying the airplane as well as taking care of the airplane, so buying the airplane is certainly one part of the equation, but learning to safely fly the airplane and to maintain your plane properly, you know those are time consuming in dollar consuming items, so everybody kind of fits on that spectrum depending on were they wanna be, and what their financial, as well as time commitment and training commitment is. You touched on maintenance. Some of these airplanes are sixty seventy eighty years old. Though is there a typical ratio of flight hours versus maintenance hours to these machines? That's really hard to say because everybody's use of the airplane. It is different I mean. Some of these airplanes fly couple hundred hours a year. Guys do a lot of air shows and things and charity flights and that kind of. Of stuff and then other airplanes, maybe only flight thirty hours a year and a minimum, any of these airplanes are GonNa have to have either an annual inspection or in equivalent of an annual inspection, which in some of the airplanes is called condition inspection, and then some of the larger airplanes, the transport level airplanes that are over twelve five as well as the turban airplanes require an. FAA approved maintenance program. You know it may be in phases, but it has to be done within a reasonable. So, you know it just depends on the level of commitment that somebody wants getting the work done is fairly easy. There's a pretty good network around, but you get a big airplane like a B.. Twenty five with a sixty five foot, wingspan and eighteen or seventeen and a half foot, tall tale women. It just doesn't fit in your average t hangar that you're GONNA put assessment one eighty two. There's some logistics required there, but you know everybody. Kinda makes that decision for themselves. What level of commitment they
Facial Recognition Leads To False Arrest Of Black Man
"Now there's a technology out there that I bet would have benefited from having ethics built into it from the beginning, rather than putting it into the hands of people and finding out. Oh, wait, there are problems with it, and that technology is facial recognition In fact, Boston has joined cities like San, Francisco Oakland California and Cambridge Massachusetts in prohibiting the use of facial recognition technology for most municipal uses. They made exceptions for unlocking your phone or using facial recognition to preserve privacy in in which case the facial recognition software is just removing faces. It doesn't have to tell you who they are basically if it's not identifying you or just looking for faces, you can't use it. Cities are banning facial recognition over the fears of its misuse. All they shall recognition della technology has some rate of false identification, and that's a higher rate among people with darker skin. Since machine learning is often trained on data sets of predominantly lighter skinned people. In fact, we now have an example of that in the real world, the ACLU of Michigan has lodged a complaint in Detroit Wednesday alleging that a black man spent thirty hours in custody after facial recognition software mistakenly matched him with a shoplifting suspect. He is no longer suspected of being the shoplifter, but he had this be under arrest for thirty hours before they realized they had the wrong person. The match was made in facial recognition from the Michigan. State polices digital image analysis section, which uses software from rank, one computing, not using Microsoft not using Amazon, not using any of the big ones like IBM. Who are all saying well? We're going to hold off using somebody else. Michigan police rank one guidelines do say that arrests should not be made on the basis of facial recognition, and it's unclear at this point. If the police had other evidence again other evidence, that was wrong, but other evidence that may of pointed and giving them to reason to suspect this man but the ACLU says it doesn't matter. You shouldn't have been using facial recognition in this arrest because it wasn't him. The worry I would have always had about this sort of thing is if they make it too much of a factor in the arrest too much of the reason why you're arresting them or too much of the burden of proof is on his on the match that they got from facial recognition. Them what would happen is I. Don't know I'd end up. Some actor who looks like me would get in trouble for doing a terrible thing, and then I would suddenly be a database because I kind of looked like that guy. They got a false positive because I look like him. was gonNA use an exact example, but I'm not going to want to get myself in trouble, but look there's an actor I look like because all I'm saying anyway, the point is. Yeah I. Don't want I. Don't want that to be i. mean it makes these things these things they get developed and make sense as like supporting arguments right like if if you've got other evidence that points to the thing, and you say well, and also there's the facial recognition. It's not the. But it's this other thing. We gotta figure out where that is yeah I. Mean that's I mean at the very least. Yes, supporting something else the fact that the police in Michigan and also ranked one which makes the software have guidelines saying well, this should happen based on facial recognition. There may be other you know parameters here, and like you said Tom that that's not necessarily known, but it was just facial recognition. I mean you can't just have a guideline. Sane probably shouldn't do that. It's not enough information it should be. You legally cannot do that and if you do that, you're in trouble. Yeah, I mean. If if the case is, they just use facial recognition to bring the guy in. Then it becomes a question of. Why didn't you follow the guidelines? Should the guidelines be law That is one aspect of this conversation. If they say look facial recognition just pointed us to the guy. And then we found out he was in the store that day he was driving a car that fit the description of. Of the shoplifter, you know it was just a case of mistaken identity because he fit, the description could have happened to anybody. That's still a problem because my guess is. If it weren't for facial recognition, they wouldn't have bothered this person. They would have gone. They wouldn't have made him stay in a jail cell for thirty hours. They wouldn't have arrested him in front of his wife and two little daughters. You can say well okay, but how often does that happen? I think we're all very clear that for black people and happens all too often, and having another instance of it certainly isn't helping. Yeah, to be to be to have been somewhere. You know at a at A. Coincidental time yeah, and maybe driving a similar car, and that sort of thing it's like okay. Well suspects. Get questioned all the time and you know if they're not the right person or it's. It's deemed that they they aren't guilty. After all, that's something that were used to. That happens all the time, but yeah, the whole facial recognition thing is like if that's sort of the the nail in the coffin of like well, we got these three things you know. Where were you at three PM? That Dan? Oh, you just happened to. To look a lot like this. Other person must be i. mean that's that's. That's a real problem. Well, that's where the guidelines are not being violated right, but the fact that you had the facial recognition like you said Dow becomes the the Khuda gross at to say like we might have let the guy go to say well. Don't leave town. You're a person of interest, but instead we had the facial recognition that may have given them the confidence to like. Let's just arrest. Him could be other things to of course, yeah.
Our Favorite Tools and Learning New Stuff
"Has been up to this weekend I finally got to use the shaper origin. Oh how'd you like it? I was that I'm not sure why would it so long I? It's a basically. I'll I knew that there's going to be a big update and this is probably going to be a pain in the butt. An I'm not sponsored by them. I paid for the tool. So this is this is all me actual experience but it turns it on and basically up to it connected to the Wifi than updated by itself. And then it's really a friendly. It's actually is. There was not much of a learning curve. We just R- able to decide I write in. You know you can draw circles right on the machine and then cut circles out and then we imported some artwork from illustrator. Now worked out totally fine and so I did this like pattern in my when desk in the shop and it worked out really really good. It's a cool on the inlay. Didn't come out absolutely perfect a because sometimes when you're a if you're you're routing out pocket and then you hit a part where there is no would attention goes away and so sometimes it would kind of slip and once it gets outside the line it to pull up a bit but if you move too fast it can't pull up that bit fast enough And so there was like one little spot so I know in the future like just slow down and let the machine do the Work Trinita force anything and So it's a it's a handheld CNC and you control the speed so you kind of rely on feel and sound for the right speeds and feeds and everything and it worked out really good at see me using a lot in the future. The The one thing that I kinda bought it and thought hey. I use this to at artwork to finish pieces like maybe make a small box or whatever and I can route an inlay and I realized the problem with that is. There's a camera on there. The camera has to see north of the machine. And so if you so it's really hard to route on a small box Asian unless you make a station where that boxes level with the table surface and then you can put on your yellow dominant so I didn't realize that I. But there's gotTA BE. I'm sure people have come up some quick creative ways to make a flat level. Larger surface one The funny thing about the software is in. I'll talk about my fusion experience where it's bottomless pit. I was always worried about went before I jumped into few before I jumped into Sorry Shaper I was afraid. There was going to be dark edge of learning on the product. Like you always afraid this too much to learn. And like you're just going to stay comfortable in this little clearing. Feel like you're in the woods you so much more outside of this clearing that you think you need to know but you're afraid but once you jump in the shape or you realize awhile. I'm Mike in a little room with all the information. I don't need to go outside this room. You know what I'm saying like learning learning is is not expensive. It's really fast. And you're like Oh there's no there's not like seventeen more menus only two menus on this. This is all I can say to to know so once I started digging into the software I thought there was lots of menus in lots of choices. Lots of offsets. And it's not at all. No it's all it's all right there and I pretty much had the same feeling. I think that's what was holding me back. There was like I don't WanNa spend a full day trying to learn this machine. No spent five minutes going through the four menu options own. Have Yeah and I just WanNa say thank you to Aaron because Aaron narrative his sort of taking the role of he's like the he's like the Lewis and Clark of everything we bring in the shop. He's like a figure this out and let you know what happens if I don't come back soon. Sent help so anything that comes the door. Aaron jumps right on. Let's read all the manuals and stuff and then he gives me the the dummy lesson. Don't touch this flip that and then if you do this it might work. It might not just be careful. And then he leaves me along with it. It's worked out real worked out really good. And so I. I was playing with this the CNC MACHINE. We got a spider CNC in the shop in an injection molder from eight P. X. S Him saying that right. It's a bunch of initials is the name of the company and I always mess it up. But it's a company that makes it a home injection molder and they sell. Cnc machine with two so. They gave me the packages. They gave me a package of the machine. The two machines to to test drive for them and I really had a standing deliver. It was kind of the same anxiety ahead when I got my Torma. Actually make something on this and the anxiety level was very high. Making sure that I didn't damage the machine. I think that was really. That's really my biggest things. Id Levels. I don't want to damage the machine. It's one of those things where you're afraid. The machine is smarter than you. You know and I don't want to break bits in that one they give you them the they provided me the mold and I don't WanNa mess the mold up because the malls are expensive. The mold blank. It's just a it's specifically machine chunk of aluminum and Anyway we had success. I one of my big fears with machining in developing a product infusion go into is machining on a small scale machining. Tiny tiny stuff so every time I come up with an idea. I'm like Oh that's that's in the realm of two small to understand and when I was working on the tarmac wanting to make a stamp or a hot stamp or something and then I'd be fearful. Let him was in the realm of two small for me to understand how to do the machining. We'll have to lay out the CNC. So what is it about that specifically the smallness of it that makes you think that is like a some precision or like? What's the fear there? the yeah the not knowing the speeds the feeds and then being able to just probably break bits after bit after bit. And that's really been my fear. It's funny I years ago. Kayla put out a video of him plane on the tarmac where he broke like ten bits and he just kept crashing. The member was on the make channel and Gilchrist put out in the bits just kept breaking and everybody thought that was me. I'm like no the I'm Alex. Jimmy was around the same timing that I got my machine and breaking those bitches like you can't just go around to the corner store and go get new bits. Lotta Times like those are Spanish. That's that's a good point too. You know. And some of them are very expensive. That could be sixty seventy eighty dollars for a bit. That in has ago. A one sixteen ball knows on it and the one rung Like even when I made the most recently I guess it's this was last summer. I made the license plate stamp or had to put the Word Carolina in license plate stamped. I I use the sixteenth inch ball nose mill which was brand new right out of the thing about two of them halfway through the come noticing. That wasn't even a good finish. The tip of the ball most broke off and I don't even know why my speed feeds role super slow so going in this weekend. I I made the made of course keeping with tradition. I think now it's a superstition. Every time I use a new machine. I gotTA use my logo. So I made a a logo of my my keychain with my logo through it so it goes from one side to the other and to get between the letters even after modified it on you'll see it in the video ultimately after modified it in illustrator. I still had us a one thirty second bit otherwise it would have been if I blew up the logo so big that it could use an eighth of an inch bit. It would have been ten inches which is too big. That's how big the space needs to be between the letters between the stenciling font so long story short is I used a thirty one thirty two bit that I had I over the summer. I bought a bunch of stuff from machinists at a garage sale last summer. Finally got a chance to use these bits. And they're probably seventy dollars each. I have five of them. I bought them at this big lot of stuff. All brand new and the we I set up we set up the cut paths and we cut it in plastic and it worked great and so then we set up the aluminum and right away. We broke the eighth inch clearing it. Bought IT SMELLED UP THE MACHINE ONCE. Snow the machine twice each time. We're lowering the feed the speeds and everything and then the third time it broke the bit so the fourth time we have the bit inside the college with just about a point one five sticking out of the college because the bit snapped in half and so now this is the eighth inch clearing bit so we were able to run the clearing. Bit Super Slow. It's the software. Said it would have been ten minute cut. We made it like a twenty minute cut and then when I'm now I'm super nervous about to put the thirty two in there. I put the one thirty two bit in there and move just about to run it and I ran the sliders. All down the overrides on the machine you could slide slow. The feeds and speeds we sped it up and then I slowed defeat so what was said on the computer. Sixteen hour cut turned into a thirty hour. Cut So we let the machine run thirty hours and we just kept flooding it with oil. I'd leave and come back in the little pocket of oil would now be like mud. Because it's full of granules from the shavings from the cut scored some new oil and their leave comeback four or five hours later Aaron. We kinda like baby in the machine for thirty hours my friends combined. It's like do not kick that plug. If you kicked the plug stay away then the spider the you're talking about running on the
Against All Odds: Lone Survivor
"We're all going through some degree of hardship right now but most of us have family or friends in person via technology to help us through in that respect alone. We're doing a lot better than the subjects of today's episode. Take for instance Ricky McGee in two thousand and six when he stumbled in front of a pickup truck of two Australian Ranch Workers Jack Larussa the local parlance. He's deeply sun-scorched. Skin hung off skeleton. They weren't even sure they were looking at a man and not some demon of the northern outback. Things had been considerably better for McGee. Ten weeks earlier the thirty five year old was hale and hearty and had just landed a new job driving along a baron. North Australia highway. He spotted a group of stranded travelers in their vehicle on the side of the road knowing it could be a long time before anyone else came by. He let some of the men get into his car to drop them at the next town. That was the last thing he could clearly remember. He came to in the middle of the desert stripped naked and barefoot under the harsh Sun which bonus fact bombards Australia with more UV rays and other continents because of the whole meal zone layer. Mcgee had nothing not even a notion of which way to go waiting for help to find him seemed fruitless so he began to walk each morning. He told himself today was the day today. He would see a house or town. At least erode he could follow each day ended the same as the day before there was one ameliorating factor in his situation. The rainy season had just ended and there was water to be found. He found a decent size waterhole and began to try to make shelter one week had ticked by before food in the form of a lizard crossed. Mcgee's path he was able to catch and kill it with his bare hands. Laying the meat out in the sun to dry McGee's diet was made up of anything that walked crawled or slithered past him lizards snakes grasshoppers bugs and even leeches after his ordeal. Mcgee said that the Leeches weren't bad but you had to eat them quickly otherwise they'd attached to the inside of your mouth. He also eight any plant that passed a taste test which is not strictly speaking the best way to find non poisonous plants but he got lucky. His Diet was diverse. But not plentiful calories were thin on the ground no pun intended dingoes have begun prowling around trying to decide if he was meet yet starving weakening and beginning to despair mcghie fashioned across for the top of his shelter. It seemed likely that the shelter would become his casket but he managed to stay alive when he'd been carjacked. Mcgee weighed two hundred thirty three pounds or about one hundred and five kilograms when the jackaroo found him he only weighed a hundred pounds or forty five kilograms but he was alive. He managed to keep himself going alone in the desert for seventy one days in what his rescuers described as one of the most isolated places in Australia. Mcgee was flown to the Royal Darwin Hospital where medical staff described as a but well hydrated a credit to his decision to stay at the waterhole police and the media were initially suspicious of McGee's story assuming that his previous minor drug offence must have meant he'd been up to dirty deals with dirty dealers and that's how he ended up stranded. His stolen car never turned up. Which would have helped his story. Mcgee even offered to eat a frog on live. Tv BUT THANKFULLY BUSH. Survival experts weighed in that his story was plausible. So no more frogs for Ricky. Mcgee water kept Ricky McGee alive but it was nearly the death of Jose Alvarenga a man who would probably rather not hold the record for the longest time spent adrift at Sea alone in November. Twenty Fifteen Alvarenga. And please forgive me. If at some point ISLIP and say Alvarez it's almost guaranteed to happen was getting his gear together for a thirty hour deep sea fishing trip off the coast of Costa Zule Mexico. His quarry were sharks. Marlins and sailfish expensive fish. That would hopefully give him an edge over his competition. The trip didn't get off to a promising. Start WHEN ALVAREZ. Usual partner backed out at the last minute and he took on a less experienced. Fishermen named Ezekiel Cordova that he'd never even spoken to before that day but he figured it was a short trip so everything would be OK on. November seventeenth the pair. Sit Out on a twenty four foot fiberglass. Gif small was boats go with fishing gear a radio an enormous cooler. That would soon be almost overloaded with fish just a few hours into their journey though a storm world and it stayed for five days. They had to dump their catch to lighten the boat. So it'd be more maneuverable. Alvarenga tried to steer the boat back to shore but he couldn't see where the shore was in the pounding rain and the little ship didn't have. Gps when the storm finally cleared the men found that the motor was gone as was most of the fishing here and the electronics were all badly damaged unlike the passengers of the SS minnow. Who took all of their belongings on a three hour cruise Alvarenga and Cordova had only a day's worth of food and water. There was enough charge in the backup battery of the two way radio for Ranga to get a mayday message out. But he couldn't tell us potential rescuers where he was because he simply didn't know what part of the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean they were in the search teams had tried to look for them but the rain had made it impossible. There was no way to know how long they would be out there. So the men turned to the sea for survival. Alvarenga was able to catch fish turtles and seabirds with his bare hands. Though Cordova was basically useless. In those efforts the turtles were lucky. Catch their meat is actually rich in vitamin C. Which prevented the men from developing scurvy? They collected rainwater when there was rain to collect but otherwise had to hydrate themselves with a mixture of turtle blood and urine there. You're in the sun rose and set dozens of times but the flat horizon of the ocean remained. Unbroken
Coronavirus: How Companies Around The Globe Are Responding
"First up today on the PODCAST. The troubled travel industry and what it could indicate about the way. Large companies find their way out of the economic crisis presented by the corona virus internal memos from United Airlines forced to park jets. Do the extreme lack of travel demand. Show that the company plans to cut about thirty percent of its management jobs later this year and united warned pilots to prepare for what it calls a displacement that will impact about thirty percent of that workforce. United has accepted. Us government aid and as a result agreed not to make any job or pay cuts before September thirtieth. Remember that date white collar job cuts are coming. The United Airlines Syllabus joins us now with more good morning bill. Hey Joe this is the first what we will see likely for the entire airline industry. Play out over the next several months yesterday united told all of its management and administrative employees about eleven thousand in the entire company. That at least at least thirty percent of those jobs will be eliminated starting October first. Now the rest of the company and other ninety thousand were also receiving a memo and essentially in that memo. They said there will be changes. There also reports that separately. The pilots were told it could be as many as thirty percent of their jobs will be cut in the fall remember. It's just a couple of weeks ago. That United Airlines received approximately five billion dollars through the cares act that is included in there was three and a half billion in a grant money that was given directly to them from the Treasury Department in addition to a loan that they took off from the Treasury Department the condition on that loan and on the money that was given to them as part of a grant was. You can't fire anybody. You can't have mass layoffs before September thirtieth but to be clear united and really every single airline has been forecasting that there will be job cuts down the road so they needed this money to keep everybody employed at least September thirtieth but after September thirtieth united is now saying at least thirty percent of the white collar jobs going you'll see thousands more in terms of frontline employees as well and they're also trying to as much as possible. Cut The cost here. They told the machine Friday. Your hours are going to go down twenty five percent which is contractually allowed going from forty hours a week down to thirty hours a week. Guys this is what the airline industry is doing right now. It has the money in place to at least keep operations and employed through September thirtieth. But unless things change and it's not expected to anytime soon there will be other airlines announcing similar types of job cuts in the weeks and months ahead. Hey fell just in terms of being able to cut ours. Does that count to to to. Can you take the money and then say okay? We're not laying anybody off. But I'm GonNa take away twenty five percent of everybody's hours that's contractually contractually allowed and there are a number of people. Senator actually allowed the by the by the contract with airlines consecutively. Between while you're now you're getting into the spirit of the law. The spirit of the Law United said at the time when they took out the cares look. We're not going to be cutting hours or cutting pay and jobs. Well they certainly have not cut the jobs in terms of the pay. You're getting into this gray area in terms of what's allowed under the contract collective bargaining agreement between the machinists union and United Airlines and. Clearly united believes that. Look we're allowed to this contract to go from forty hours a week. Guaranteed could go as low as twenty two hours a week. We've told the union you're going to go down to thirty hours a week so They're they're certainly many machinists. Who are not happy about this. I reached out to united over the weekend. And they said look this is contractually allowed and what you have is an airline here. And they're not the only one guys I know of everyone's saying well. Why is you doing this? You will see this almost with every airline that they are doing whatever they want to cut their costs as quickly as possible. Phil but this goes to me. This goes back to the debate we had when we were. We were providing these loans right. Who's to say at the time? Even internally inside these airlines there was an expectation that they were going to have to lay people off even as they were taking the loans and so yes as we were saying and we sit on there many times. This program really saves the shareholders but doesn't necessarily shea saved the employees and the whole goal of course was to save employees. More than anything else. We were trying to keep employees in business. They airlines could have gone through bankruptcy. Gone out the other side and still kept the planes in the air obviously with less employees and so the question I have is. How do you think airline execs are going to respond to the public? When ten twenty percent whatever percent we think are going to employees are no longer on the payrolls. Come this fall. I think the executives will do the same thing that been doing from day. One Andrew Weaver at the White House when all of the airlines. Ceo's were called in every single one. Every single one said the same thing. Which is we need to make dramatic changes in fact while we were there united was saying. Look we're going to be having a number of employees thousands of employees taking unpaid leaves of absences because we need to cut the cost dramatically immediately and they even said at the time Andrew Kid. The money is appreciated. It is to keep the operations to keep going into bankruptcy immediately but we unless things change we will need to make changes in how many people work for each airline so yeah. Is there going to be backlash? Absolutely will people sit there? And how yeah? The airlines are not beloved anyhow by many people. I mean people criticize them on a number of fronts. This will be one more where they say they took the money and now they cut the jobs but to be clear. They warned all along. These job cuts are going to be necessary. It was it was known six weeks ago. It was known at the very time. That's the only point known is trying to get. It was known as they walked into the White House. It was known as they walked out of the White House. Exactly okay thanks. We have some other news in sort of high profile corporate personality category we works CO founder. Adam Newman filed a lawsuit last night against Softbank in its Vision Fund over that failed three billion dollar tender offer last month. Softbank said it would not move forward with the tender offer because several preconditions not the mad that frustrated minority shareholders including as you might imagine newman who were expecting a payout. Adam Newman expecting that. Pay Out of a billion dollars if you really read through the lawsuit and it's very similar to the same. There was another suit that had been brought against the company by the Special Committee of we work which was representing the minority shareholders. Did your boasts joins us with more on that story. Deidra Andrew dramatic and of course just the latest in this ongoing. We Work Softbank Saga. Now Adam Newman's complaint alleges that Softbank quote doubled down on their abuse of power and argues that its deteriorating. Financial position influenced its decision to renege on its obligations net. One remember that would have seen. Adam Newman receive nine hundred seventy million
Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilercast
"Are going to begin the segment that you have been requesting for the past couple of weeks normally. This is where we were talking about what we've been playing but what we've been playing animal crossing which will talk about next week has been final. Fantasy seven remake. Thank you do square UNIX for providing US copies of final fantasy seven remake disclaimer? Out of the way. I don't even know where to begin with. Spoiler cast for final fantasy seven remake. Maybe with the spoiler warning full like Joe in case it wasn't clear that this was the spoiler cast and we're going to be spoiling the game It's going to happen. If you have not finished. Final fantasy seven enrolled credits. You may want to press pause on the PODCAST and come back to this after you have or if you like. You know what I'm good with it. You just get on this ride with us but now you have been properly warned and on that note. Britney to you. Oh God okay so I think the best way to start this off is by dissecting the ending because I think that will help us have the conversations about things that happen and maybe who some characters where I need to have a little a little discussion. Come to some mutual ground here so what I okay so I think it's obviously okay to talk about the events that transpired in the first file fantasy game and that that run parallel with this game however there are certain relationships like between cloud and stiffer off and era that. I think we shouldn't dive into because I think there's a lot of new people who are just have been introduced to the series. I don't want to spoil those pivotal moments now. Granted as we know going forward. We don't know what's going to happen in the next installments of final. Fantasy seven remake. Were getting them getting them. That said I think the way things are lying out in the way that the events unfolded and beginning actually for the majority of the remake. A that leads me to believe that. A lot of cannon who cloud is who suffer out that those things are all the same and I don't WanNa spoil that okay that's fair because I also yeah okay. What of my major pet peeves actually like granted? This was what third thirty hours ish but I was actually a little more irritated that they didn't dive a teeny tiny. Bit More under who suffer off is like I don't need. I didn't need them to do a lot with him but I wanted them to do more than just be like. Oh He's bad like he's he's he big evil man big sort than you do. I'm like what give me any sort of shred of information because clearly cloud you know him. You're having weird flashbacks you. You're clearly not okay. Which is a whole separate issue. Keeps saying you are. You're not which maybe a metaphor for all of us who knows. Maybe we'll have whisper stranding. That's okay so right so let's kind of like talk about the first thing that I think is important for. We dive into the ending. And that is the whispers the arbiters of the protectors of destiny. Now these dudes or girls or whatever these robes there's basically mentors that you look like the mentors for sure they are number were they. Those were in the first game. I don't at all okay. Well yes so. These are not in the original game and you can kind of think of these these figures as a rabid foul fantasy seven fans. Who Don't want any changes to happen to the story as it was back in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven and what I mean by that is they. They're exempt their purpose is to keep destiny and fate on-track it. An example of this is toward the end where Barrett gets tablets separates Mezzaluna or one of his big spear right. It's big old sort sore. That he constantly shows off and his leg look at. My lungs pointed at the camera. It's lung and you see how big this is my Soroush anyway. Yeah so in the original Game Barrett does not die there or maybe he doesn't die at all who could say but that's not his time today which is even though you see him get stabbed Wade. Barrett didn't die because of Britain's getting two. Okay so think of whispers are trying to hold up the main events of the original file fantasy seven. Make it a little. Mehta here but stick with me. Let me know if you have any questions okay. So yes when Barrett gets stabbed. He should have died from that right but the fact that he did. It is because the whispers interfered or like now dog. This isn't how it goes down. We're GONNA make sure you're still alive. Think about in the Church with era in cloud any original game era cloud flee the church and in this game you see the whispers literally pick them up and shove them through the door to get them out and then they escape they like literally force them to fucking move and another example is wedged when you guys sector seven wedge originally dies there as those big Asda's Jesse but in this game wedge survives that whole scenario and then towards the end though we hear him we see him getting shoved out of the building. And all you hear Glass Shatter. And then you're left to assume that he did fall to his death rate because wedge was supposed to die. He was not supposed to live. Is this making sense? Yes one hundred per okay. Wonderful the whispers. I was like okay once once. They finally explained what they were supposed to be. Obviously until that point. They don't explain it until you're almost dead at the game but once that explanation throws like all right but I didn't i. I'm glad you did the comparison with the original because I didn't know like I couldn't remember all the details of what had been happening. Yeah I have questions about that but I'm going to hold them until you're with your explanation. Okay cool because yeah. If you had never played original file fantasy seven you wouldn't know how the events specifically are to unfold right for me. I had a feeling I knew what was I were when they were surrounding Jesse in sect when she's in sector seven and she has the grenade in her hand right and she's like I never miss and she went to throw it but the thing like detonated a little early and that's where she died because she was getting through the whispers interfere like dog. You have to diet here and same with biggs when you see him kind of slouched against whatever metal. He was slouched against you. See the whisper circling him like okay. We've done the thing like this is what's supposed to happen to you and this is why we're here at this point like oh so it was kind of cool watching the rest of except he's in like a hospital bed at the end. Yeah that's a whole nother thing. Okay Super Weird because the thing collapsed on you right like all the whole damn case in explosive flame like there's no way the bigs would have survived. There's no way really that Wedgewood have survived like there's a heat at least a little bit more of a plausibility because he was on the ground. And it's possible that he it on what they think. They are looting to he tripped and fell into this whole. That's I should find your. And he did survive that encounter but then when he's in Chinnery member he kinda gets force out the window rate by the whispers at the very end and I think you said like I just wanted to make a difference and you hear the Yeah Poor Baby Squirrel. We don't know about him so I agree with you with that. Whole big theory. Let's hold onto that for a second. So I had this recap the vice dot com just because I think could be a good refresher so. The game concludes with a battle against stiffer but to challenge him to characters have to first defeat the whispers fates and the moments leading up to this the characters witness flashes of the original game storyline cloud sees Eric. Die The entire group watches red thirteen in his children running through the ruins of the old world. They make the conscious decision to fight. Fate vanish banish the whispers into their own course and with the whisperers defeated. They're able to do so. The characters are outside of mid Garden and fast and open world uncertain of what the future holds. The unknown journey will continue. The screen reads as the Camera. Pans up into the clouds implying that the future is open to change that continent. Continuity isn't as important as telling a good story. Now the tool secretes have okay. So that moment for me was pretty fucking crazy because when they were fighting. The crucial accrue across the whispers. All of the Big Harvard or harbinger were harbinger. Whatever the fuck they were you got the three little boys and you've got the very very big boy. Yeah and you're seeing the flash red thirteen running up that mountainside which is kind of like an iconic scene from the end of the original fantasy seven. You see her death scene. She's trying to summon holy email. Which is I can't go into that. You see these things happen and then when I you but are you telling me that the final boss fight. We got at the end of final fantasy. Seven is actually the final fight of the whole game of the original. No she's saying that the when you when you had those flashes when you were fighting him those were some of the ending. Parts of the original game like those were some of the ending scenes so that part of the game. But not of the whole game right. Kerr so okay. I'll try to explain this again in a better way. Okay I mean it's it's admittedly very confused girl. No it's fucking confusing as hell. Okay so you have all of the characters. And they're all I think this is before they're getting ready to fight all the the big whisper bosses. They're seeing flashbacks that you see. The flashback of red running you see the flashback of air dying or of rain. You see other little flashbacks and this is the quote. Maybe this will help you remember. Remember someone asked what the Hell Oracene probably bear it and read says this is what happens if we fail today. Yes and that was before all the final bosses but what that because I've played final fantasy seven and I've seen that Indian when he said when we're seeing all of those scenes that I know are the South China Sea seven and he says this is what happens if we fail today immediately. I'm like this is an alternate time line. And that's what my mind just fucking ball. I had anyway Andrea. Are you following or is it still confusing? I mean admittedly going to be confused. Okay but I think like there's there's more questions I have than just that stare continue. Continue on okay. So we'll cover some more of the ground here so you have the the whispers the big boy and if you use your assess material on the big boy it says this guy appears when someone tries to alter destinies course and then for us the assessment Syria on the small guys says they are an entity from a future timeline that has manifested in the present day. They protect the future that gay shape to it. So like right there shows that you're fighting essentially against these things that are trying to prevent alternate timelines or prevent fate from being changed. So that was making me do while we want to go and watch original final fantasy like information. Because I don't remember I played definitely had read thirteen when I was playing seven whenever I did like ten years ago. But that's as far as I got. I had him for a little while and then I didn't play again. I never made it to the ending. I never made it through a lot to these pivotal moments and so to know that now. Theoretically they're trying to alternate timeline it and I want to kind of compare like okay. Well what was the beginning of that game again because against a really long time to the beginning of this? And what would they be fighting against? And what are they fighting for and like trying to map? These things out I think is interesting. Yeah so the Andrea in simple terms is that you have original final fantasy seven from nineteen ninety seven right and I gave us people know it. Is You have cloud and Tika and back then areas and separate off the big bad guy and everyone knows that areas in that game dies.
Unexpected Challenges and Unknown Outcomes Are NOT Unprecedented
"Was thinking about this this morning and it kind of struck me how often I'm hearing this word. Headlines in the news a lot of people. I've even myself seeing this word. The word is unprecedented. You know it's like these are unprecedented times in. I think that's true. You know. I mean corona virus. We haven't had that We have had this kind of Market disruption before Certainly like if you're looking at stats about the unemployment rate going off a cliff all of a sudden. I know what we when we say. This is unprecedented but I looked up the definition of the word precedent. You know what it means. It means never been done before. And when I read that definition for some reason this this verse came my mind out of Ecclesiastes teas and the verses that there's nothing new under the sun in fact that it says there's nothing that has been done has not been done before and there's nothing new under the Sun. I thought hang on a second. How can something be simultaneously? Unprecedented like hasn't been done before. And then there's this this biblical principle that says there's nothing new essentially. There's there's nothing has been done before and I was wrestling with attention and kind of journal on about it and I thought you know. I think there's a principal here and the principal is always deeper than the context. So the context. We're in is unprecedented. The context is corona virus this kind of disruption unemployment rate Sitting here in twenty twenty. Now we've never had this specific like organization of these events where they've all come together in these exact ways but since the beginning of time there's been challenges there's been disruption there's been Heo there's been storms and thought the principal really is when we have an unexpected age with an unknown outcome. We tend to panic. It's really what's going on here. You Know Corona virus market disruption. We've got an unexpected challenge. We didn't expect this. I'm not few expected it. I didn't expect it but somewhere back in January. I was setting our goals for like man. This is going to be a banner year. Here's what we want the end of the year to look like here's our next five years. I was very strategic. I had my plan I was ready to go. The market was doing fine and I made a lot of assumptions about this year. That things were going to be. You know business as usual up into the right and I've talked to you guys business owners out there. You guys are telling me the same thing. Yeah we we were. We were poised to have our best year ever. We were expecting this yet. Here we are. We've all got an unexpected challenge and the pardon makes really hard especially as leaders as the the unknown outcome. How long's IT GONNA last? How long are we going to have to stay in our houses? How many people am I going to have to have really difficult conversations with am I gonNA have to fire? People MAY GONNA lose my business. You know I tend to kind of go to worst case scenario when I don't have a clear vision of outcome you know and I think I I think we all do. I think human nature that we do that and you know the truth is though if if I take the situation that we're currently right now I put it to the side. I think back on my life. There's there's so many situations where I've had an unexpected challenge with an unknown outcome and I bet you have to think about when I was a young parent. You know the first time that we had kids. Every little thing they had everything was wrong. They had a little temperature. Oh my gosh. They have a ninety nine temperature. Do we run to the hospital? Right now would panic. We call your parents and and my wife's parents whoever and like no. You're fine. Just let them sleep. You know but if you haven't had that experience before it's an unexpected challenge unknown outcome and then you figure out from someone's now here's the outcome. It's going to be fine but I remember when my daughter Savannah who's now eleven years old. She was probably three or four and She's at the stage where kids you know. They start climbing up on everything that climb up on the furniture and get off the furniture. But they're also so cute and you let him play on furniture anyway. Even though you know it's probably going to be a problem than it was this stage of life and I remember being at work and getting a call from my wife in the middle of the day she said. Hey Savannah Fell off the counter. She climbed up on the counter. She fell off and she landed on her head. And I just I can still I can. I can see exactly where I was when I got this phone call because my whole world stopped my four year old landed on her head. And that's all I knew. It was an unexpected challenge. And I didn't know what the outcome was going to be and I panicked and I rushed home. I got Savannah I got emily we went to the ER. I remember sitting in the Er for thirty minutes but it felt like thirty hours. Because the whole time I'm just in this like this washing machine tumbling in my brain like is this going to be really really bad. I don't know what the outcome is going to be. And you know we went in and the doctors check her out and she was fine. You know they said hey would like. She's good she doesn't have a concussion. Go home keep an eye on her. She had a little breeze the next day on her head. And then you. We're back to life and if you've had you know kids and especially if you had a few and through the years you realize they're pretty resilient you know most of the time it's fine but as a new parent with this big challenge in front of you. You're worried that this could. You may have totally bombed as a parent and you know you're going to die because you did something stupid or you. Let them do something stupid and hardly ever happens but until you experience it go through it your emotions just kinda take over in the hijack your brain because you to feel fear. I remember you know moving out here from Texas. My wife and I loaded up everything that we had and we said. Let's move out to Nashville. And you know. Go conquer the world and We got out here and realized that we could have done a better job planning. We didn't have enough money. We didn't know anybody. We didn't have jobs lined up here. I'm not even sure in hindsight I'm like who are we thinking you know but I remember sitting in our apartment here Nashville with no money to pay the rent and my wife. Emily looking at me going. You got to figure this out or we gotta go back home and I found myself in this unexpected challenge and I didn't know what the outcome was going to be and I remember feeling fear and eventually found a job and start delivering sandwiches to pay the bills and eventually Met Somebody at Church. It started working for Dave Ramsey and sixteen years ago. And it's been an incredible journey since then but I still remember thinking we're GonNa have we're gonNA have to load everything up and go back home with our tail between our legs because I screwed this up in our member as a leader. The first time that I that I hired somebody film scared about that. A known outcome. I don't know if I'm going to get this right. And we're the first time I had to fire somebody. I remember the first time that you know we had this big event lined up and we were going to take her by down to This really cool resort down in Mexico for entreleadership events and a hurricane was coming right at this resort and people are calling cancel and saying. Hey we we see the hurricane. We're worried about coming in. And I thought this whole event is about to crumble and I was paid on commission on this event so my whole paycheck was about to go away and I was about to. I was about to be in debt to Dave Ramsey. Because all this was going to get canceled out he'd already paid me the commission. I'm going to have to pay this back. I was panicking. It was an unexpected challenge with an unknown outcome right at the last minute. Hurricane turned away and everything was fine. But guys right. Now we're we're all experiencing this principle of we're in an unexpected challenge with an unknown outcome and that is not unprecedented
Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 cases top 600,000 worldwide
"Virus it took four days worldwide for the coronavirus cases to increase from two hundred thousand to three hundred thousand that was about a week ago in the last thirty hours we've gone from a half a million to six hundred thousand cases worldwide and the spread has become dramatic in the United States going from just three thousand cases on March fifteenth to over one hundred thousand on Friday the death toll is now surpassed seventeen hundred
How Stress Has Affected My Business
"Do you ever go to bed feeling a sense of worry a sense of not sure if things are gonna work how a sense of anxiety and you basically just get knocked out because you're so tired from all the work you've done but then you wake up the next morning and you feel just the same. You don't feel any relief. You feel the same way the same anxiety that same weird butterfly feeling in your stomach while I have. And it's been very common in the last twelve months for me. I wake up with a sense of I need to get things done. A sense of warriors sense of anxiety and feeling of a mountain of stress on my shoulders feeling of every single thing that I had to do was critical like life or death and I built it up in my head that way regardless. If it's true or not that's how I felt the past. I have fallen ill more than I ever had in the past decade and a pretty healthy guy healthy. I exercise four to five times a week. I try to get as much sleep as possible. Eight hours a night health priority for me but stress does not care about what you do. It will still affect you no matter what you do whether you exercise or eat right. Get enough sleep. It will penetrate through all that and it will affect your immune system. What happens is basically your body's on overdrive constantly. It's like your flooring. The gas pedal on your car always every time you hit accelerator your flooring at. You're really pushing your car to the limits. Every single time the longevity of that car is just not going to be. They're going to be in the shop constantly and that's what happens. Your body just gets sick and I'm talking about just fallen. Ill getting the flu or getting a cold. Having headaches migraines really and it's kind of hard for me to admit this is kind of hard for me to share this because I think I'm pretty mindful guy but I really didn't realize how much stress was affecting me. I didn't even make the connection that the reason why I was feeling that way is because I was so stressed out. Just thought hey. I'm an entrepreneur. This is the last solvent entrepeneurship. Work hard you gotTa Hustle. You got to Do a billion things to make a billion things change in your business to improve right but I realize I have to ask the question at what cost. What am I paying to do that? Right and I'm paying with my health and paying with my Enjoyment of life. My sense of feeling that everything's GonNa be okay and that has a lot to do with the expectations. I put myself because of the goals I put out there for the business now. I'm not saying not to be ambitious or to lower your standards. I'm saying understand that everything has a price so you don't have to pay a price you don't want to you. Make up the rules a book that I read recently. That helped me realign my expectations. Real Line my understanding of what it means to run a business is. It doesn't have to be crazy at work by Jason freed and David Hammer Hanson. These are the guys that are behind the company base camp and they've been running their company for almost twenty years and they have a different philosophy about work and they're in the tech industry which is hyper competitive and it's all about hustle and working hard and you know stress levels were through the roof and they say nope doesn't have to be that what you make up the rules. You can work forty hours a week. You could work thirty hours a week. In fact base camp has four day weeks Four Day workweeks on during the summer months and yet they're a highly successful company they attract the best talent. They produce great work. That made me scratch my head. Maybe I'm doing this wrong cry. It's kind of hard because you're in the midst of it all in your trying everything you can to grow your business and for me. I felt like I could do more. I could do more. I could do more not understanding that everything has a cost. I started to realize that I was spending. You know close to fifteen hours a day on my computer. I was spending very little time. Recreationally like going for a walk or very little time Maybe going to a movie or a concert. We're having fun on the weekends. I was working through the weekends even even though I would advise against that but you know I had a few projects I wanted to get done at a few things in play a few hours here and few ours becomes you know ten hours what I realized is what's going on here. Is I had my priorities upside down. I built a business and I'm trying to fit my life into the business instead of saying. Hey how do I wanna live kind of life? Do I WANNA HAVE? And what kind of business will help me live that life? That's why I got into entrepreneurship in the first place. That was the intention and I was like that for a good three four years but things changed and my life wasn't a priority anymore My ambitions to grow my business and to build new things started to grow and I lost sight of y started this all and because of this is starting to really get stressed out a really started to feel unhappy physically mentally emotionally week after week month after month and I didn't even realize it. That's the thing about stress. You don't even realize it when it's happening you just think it's normal and that's why I call stress silent killer. I also started to evaluate. You know how much time do I have? You know? I turned forty this year and you know forties super but for the most part if I took a look at the average lifespan Entering the second half of my life meaning from this point on I've lived more than I'm to live you know we don't know when we're GONNA pass away. We don't know when it's going to be the end for us. But if I just take you know trips of life expectancy your statistics time is more precious than ever right my free time. My time with my loved ones time with my friends. My overall a feeling of happiness and satisfaction means more. Now it means a lot more every single day moving forward in that stock rises. And if I don't make some changes where I can let gold little pin and realize. Hey this is serious. I'm getting tired. It's affecting my life. Things will not change. Now it's really affected my business because I was making some really poor decisions at times because I was so stressed because of SOS tired because I was under a lot of pressure. You make bad decisions it cascades. That decision domino effects and causes a lot of issues in. Your Business. Your job as a leader of your business is to make the right decision to make the right decisions as much as possible and if your number one job is to make decisions and that Ability is compromised because of stress. You're in trouble and often when I look back the reason why I was stressed I created the that environment I created the environment to allow that stress to enter When it didn't have
Baby tests positive for coronavirus 30 hours after birth
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Baby tests positive for coronavirus 30 hours after birth
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Must Read Book Review: Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
"Barking up. The wrong tree is a really cool read. It's just a fun read it's humorous self deprecating. Some some really good examples from history as well as modern day life in the world and a lot of questions in your head. They've always had get answered. Questions like scientifically people people that are not so friendly that are sure or crude. Are they respected more. Do they seem more confident. Do they get ahead in life. Were are the nice people always getting trampled. appaled on there are so many great points great insights in this book that I want you to discover on your own once. You're this book. Actually I got it on audible. Great Narration Love this book on audible but I WANNA cover three big points that he covers three big insights. That really shook me a little bit and made me think uh-huh for hours about the first one deals with good grades her school or maybe you have kids in school. Getting good grades seemed like it is the most important thing of world you gotTa get good grades otherwise it looks like you're not smart. Looks like you're not going to be successful. Good grades are steppingstone to having a successful career. Right well shares a lot of research in this area. He actually finds that people that had good grades in school actually end up being mediocre. They're not having a wildly successful career nor are they having a disastrous career or life. They're just kind of doing okay. And it's because the structure of school requires you to follow a lot of rules regulations and not really innovate. You a half to kind of live within those lines. If you're GONNA get good grades or do well in school people that can help us. Innovate or think outside the lines. Who tend to be very successful in the future? Find School restrictive and frustrating. And don't do that. Well now. He's not saying that The fail out of school vicious. Don't do as as well as others and pretty much. Do the bare minimum. Do what they have to do just to get by more like BS and CS rather than straight as they really. Don't see the point of getting straight as struggle with the constraints of a school system. Now he says a lot of people that do very well in school in grade school especially early and really are very good in those systems. Do very well as an employee do very well as somebody who wants to move up the corporate ladder. They know how to to play the game. The understand the rules and they play within the rules and therefore they can excel. They've done it all their life and they've done it as a kid is just second nature to them. Unfortunately for us as entrepreneurs that is not what we do we are always pushing the envelope. We're not working within the rules. In fact the rules are made to be broken. O'connor a lot of ways we're trying to innovate and try to change your trying to differentiate. We're trying to do things differently. In fact if you to things like everybody else you're very ho-hum and you're easily ignored in the marketplace. But if you look at the companies that have really taken off. They asked the question. Why not why not do things differently? Why not use your finger her to use a smartphone instead of a stylus and that's what apple did right why not put video games on CDs instead of cartridges and take on the giant of Nintendo and that's what playstation did right? Sony did that. It's breaking the rules. Breaking norms is the innovation that makes them successful. And this is what we're all about. Oh as entrepreneurs is really trying to take leaps in our journey and he can't do that if you're confined in a space in a sort of rule cool box so in the chapter really goes deep and actually follows. The journey of a lot of the students that got great grades in school and the frustrated. Because they're like hey. I'm looking at my classmates. That didn't do as well as school. And they're like doing incredibly better than I am much more successful in their life as possible and it all deals with mentality and training raining in what equals good work and good work for a good student. That's getting good grades. Don't break the rules. Follow the structure. Don't try innovate and that in the business world just does not work. The other point I loved about this book is the contrast between introverts and extroverts. Verts and you know answering the question do extroverts. have more success. introverts have more success. What is it all about are we going? To debunk something. Are we going to demystify it. So actually the data shows the extroverts tend to make more money but introverts tend to be better experts better specialists listen to what they do and the reason is introverts tend to spend a lot of time thinking processing information focusing on what they do well and therefore they can cultivate and expertise while extroverts are very good at promoting themselves very good at showing what they do not just doing it. There's a salesmanship to extroverts that introverts so have and therefore they're able to command more money because they actually show people. Hey this is what I'm worth. That's that's not very easy for an introvert. And therefore they just focus on their craft now the point of sharing this information. The book is to say. Hey you don't have to be one or the other. If you're more like an introvert than try to tap into your extroverted side a little bit when it matters most know that there are merits to that even if it feels a little bit uncomfortable in the same thing with Being extrovert extrovert. You also need to allow time to think and to really processing and try to be an expert in something as well now the third insight that I want to share with you that was really insightful. That really had me thinking was the concept of working more hours right. The idea of you work more more than you'll have more successes this true. Some people say no you gotTa Work Smarter Work Less but you know more efficiently. He addresses the fact of efficiencies is of course efficiency agency matters. And you have to be not wasting time but if all things are equal the studies show that people that work more hours have more success excess. It's an undeniable fact people that put in the time and hustle like they say right and actually try to squeeze every minute and work because much as they can. They actually find more success in their careers in their lives in the relationships in their health on whatever they're working on if you're working towards your health and your putting in more hours are going to have more success. It's just that simple us a little sensitive. 'cause I really believe in hard work. I really believe that you've got to put in the hours. You gotTa WanNa Batty adding got to put in the time. But I'm also sensitive to the fact that hey there's something called burnout you don't WanNa completely burn out and find yourself in the hospital so this is address but the the point is is that people that make their mission not to work a lot to say. Hey I want to work thirty hours a week. and that's their automatically putting a cap on their successes is what he's saying like undeniably. If you work less you're just going to have less success with all things being equal than somebody who's putting in more hours and it made a lot of sense when he gives examples was NFL look examples in the modern world. You Know Elon. Musk works eighty hours a week. He says he worked eighty hours a week. On average seventy eighty hours and bill ask. Why do you do this? You know you're you're you know a multi-billionaire you have you know several successful companies. Why don't you kick it back a little bit? And he says well if I double the amount of time I work all all get there faster. I want to get there faster. Reach Mars Faster I wanna you know. reduce our dependency on fossil fuels with electric cars faster and his line of thinking according to Eric Barker his correct. So if you're wondering if working hard and many hours pays off it does Kyw's I got more on. Today's must read episode but before that let me give love to today's sponsor. 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Comparing the impeachment trials of President Clinton and President Trump
"Right now on Capitol Hill ahead of the one PM eastern resumption of the Senate impeachment trial of president trump some Senate Republicans are holding a news conference led by Lindsey Graham South Carolina chair of the Judiciary Committee thank you all very much observations about yesterday it was a long day but that's okay a lot of Americans have long days a couple things I've been involved into impeachment trials this is the second one I just want to make an observation here what the house managers were proposing yesterday is basically destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it make it make it when it comes to the partisan impeachment not have a venue to go to court and litigate privileges at the end of an exercise our prior presence when it comes to Donald Trump willing to destroy the institution of the office in the name of getting him so bottom line the Clinton impeachment was conducted by outside counsel there's not here Ken Starr spent five years investigating the president before we took up the matter in the house the president was allowed to cross examining Ken Starr at the house Judiciary Committee he recommended eleven grounds for impeachment and president Clinton utilize the court's extensively on his behalf Robert Mull was an outside counsel appointed to investigate this press I want the public to note that this president cooperated with Mister Miller he turned over million documents his lawyer testified for thirty hours and after two years of investigation with nineteen lawyers forty F. B. I. agents two thousand subpoenas and five hundred search warrants they decided to take no action they said there was no collusion between the trump campaign and the Russian government when it came to obstruction of justice they did not recommend any action I thought that would be the end of actually introduce legislation to say that Robert Muller cannot be removed accept the call because the president felt like the motor investigation was of which I did not the present was frustrated because he said he did nothing wrong I can understand that but it was important for me to make sure that the country would have somebody to look at these allegations Ross are very serious and I supported Mahler's ability to look any work for a long time and I thought it would be over Mr Shipp said yesterday what they did in the house was just like what we did with Clint that is absolutely untrue from the time they authorized impeachment it took forty eight days not two years with Mahler not five years like Clint the forty eight days the fact finding process was done in the Intel committee now the Judiciary Committee the present was denied the right to cancel the Intel committee and could not request with they spent one day in the Judiciary Committee go back and look at the tapes of how long can start testified before the Senate excuse me the house Judiciary Committee of which I was a far what we've done for the first time in American history isn't Peter president without outside counsel and all in a forty eight day period well here's what struck me the most where the house manager said reason we didn't go to court we don't want to go through the courts is that we can engage in before the election they withdrew from the Cumberland cover of the dead the national security adviser case where the dead the national security adviser what course to tell me what to do judge the house actually withdrew the subpoena because they didn't want the court process to stop the impeachment trial they would have the United States Senate create an impeachment process where the president would not be allowed to go to article three court to argue privileges that have been argued in every other impeachment trial and have been argued by president since George Washington that would destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it what would it do it would allow a handful any three hundred plus million country people all along partisan lines ten PH a president without independent judiciary the before I came here I used to try cases we have a lot of good lawyers in this body all I can say is that when the court date was set and if I showed up and asked for a bunch of subpoenas and documents to be produced on the day of trial that I had not pursued before the trial in any serious way how to get tossed out what do we do yesterday exactly what happened in the Clinton impeachment trial we're going to hear the house's gate the president's response we're going to ask questions then we'll decide among ourselves do we want to know anything yesterday was about eleven hours of them telling us how bad their case was in my view they did not pursue these witnesses because they knew the president what's the judiciary very us and it literally would stop them impeaching him before the election so the only thing I can tell the American people when it comes to replacing those present nine months plus from the election you got an up hill battle with me because I really do believe that the best person group of people to pick a president are the voters not a bunch of partisan politicians senator Lindsey Graham every day we're here doing this is a day were taken away from doing things that really matter so when they say it was like Clinton no when they say the court's really have no place in impeachment that's all going to be done by the house and the Senate without any independent judicial review god help us all center Steve Daines of Montana we had a lot of time last night thank some twelve hours on the floor of the US Senate is the first impeachment trial I've been through senator Graham is the experience that is his prior political life it reminded me of when I went to high school in Bozeman Montana if I turned in a term paper he was half complete my teacher toss it back to me they didn't get it done is incomplete probably give it up and say it's a complete try yeah that's why I felt like we saw last night was an incomplete case I have not done a complete homework you're my enemy what Nancy posted back in two thousand ten on the Obama care is that first we got a pass to find out was it it feels like what happened last night they had a rush this through the house just get over to the Senate we'll find out what's really in try to fix a fair let me remind you remind all of us in two hundred forty four years of history of this great country United States Senate has never remove a president from office never you look at the two trials for presence but we have had in the Senate over the course of our history President Johnson eighteen sixty of course president Clinton nineteen ninety nine what's unique about this impeachment trial versus the other two the other two both had crimes alleged in the impeachment articles president trump does not the other two impeachment trials had bipartisan support coming out of the house president trump impeachment coming out of the house did not first time I've ever seen there were many things that I agreed with with with a German never said last night but he did say some and I hope everybody hurts actually back to the Clinton days was it and I will paraphrase it and god help us if we ever purely partisan basis numbers work back then were wives and I hope you would see them today this is the most hardest impeachment process ever seen a history of this great country no crimes alleged in the trunk articles not bipartisan in a very important final point is if you look for the Democrats are asking United States Senate to do is to remove president trump from office and to bar him from ever holding office again was also unique about this trial versus president when this is done in an election it's really big the fundamental question as well is to the United States Senate the side the two thousand twenty election and overturn a two thousand sixteen election by removing this president from office I put the trust in the voters of this country they should have that say not the nicest
Teen stuck in snowy Utah mountains for 30 hours survived by building snow cave
"The California teenager who survive nearly thirty hours alone in the snow Utah mountain says he kept himself awake with phone alarms and built a snow cave for shelter seventeen year old Nicholas is Stacey alcon Tara Fresno went on a day long hike in relatively mild weather last week but snow and dropping temperatures forced him to stop and spend the night outdoors the high school senior got help from other hikers the next day he was treated at a hospital for frostbite but is not expected to need any
"thirty hours" Discussed on Alice @97.3
"Ninety seven three thirty hours morning show Jackson naked eye I was on the road back it's a good one when the name yeah I can get my phone to text channel a black heart right when it might be that the phone she texted me I don't have any what's the word I'm right here yeah we were there thank you Jane for putting that in I would also you know what I wanted something with our sales manager Lindsay high only got more the cupcakes there why do they have to be so good they were really side white and fluffy and now I had to two little party animals on got you meet easily gambling party has easy she's on she's so talented they really are you know one time she did game of thrones cake she just loves to yeah you know what was at one o'clock she just loves cooking shows baking all the staff so she did this thing I think a few of us have an honor Instagram the scroll back I mean it's just it was amazing I was a person I really I was like oh she's like legit she just she did a whole display out there were like a tower of cupcakes all I don't even remember what it's for but it's a woman who has called the meeting and she walks into the meeting with this beautiful cake she's made in and says I quit and it's about her starting her own business all my god I every time I see it I think Allen's he's gonna pull that crap that would be so I mean I love Lindsay but that would be so great for her to put it in a couple a little morning okay couple things really quick first all Janie I'm thinkin garbage only happy when it rains for tomorrow yeah yeah they'll be good ones unless you Jamie comes up with something I said you know a reserve the glaring things are missing here for nearly days about probably well you know I I'll say the tax because every time we talk about people text and how about this how about want to Texan right now I'll save those towns yep there's one you're like that would be a great throw back suddenly remember from yeah it is Alice on the other thing is that our guy Banda wizard he did a rap this morning for my birthday that was freaking so good it's just great eroded he produced any day bring the track to play like put all together and performed it live this morning to play back at seven o'clock in the morning were played again at nine yeah.
"thirty hours" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So I, I disagree with a Justice system, a two-tier Justice system based on socioeconomic status based on race based on anything, right. The Justice system should be fair and should be applied equally. And I think that that's certainly the case when it comes to statutory statutory rape when it comes to sexual assault, regardless of the genders involved, regardless of the people involved. If he's underage, she broke a law and a male in this situation would have to deal with a pretty strict standard in our Justice system, but we can't have a different standard if the perpetrator or ledge perpetrator is a woman because some men would be comfortable or would love that situation. Right? Because you can't speak for all men north, and even if you could speak from in which you just admitted, you can't. You cannot have a double standard in the Justice system based on gender. Okay. I'm just laying out what the different range of thought here is. So he says that he began to feel on the ride home, extremely quote, extremely confused, mortified and discussed it. And that is totally possible. So I guess the bottom line is, as we now go around judging Asia are Gento. I'm asking you to keep the full context in mind, and then you make any judgment you you're comfortable with. Okay. And maybe you think like, yeah, of course, my guy that seventeen year old boy after receiving this sex from this attractive thirty seven year old woman was a obviously discussed it. Then you have your opinion and you have your conclusion. No question and others might have different conclusions, and I'm going to say one last thing that again, we'll probably get me in trouble which is males. Inada me is different than females, anatomy if you were, I don't know. Can you enjoy that act at the moment? And then later decide you were disgusted. I know certain things after work and people can say that's not fair, and maybe it's not fair. I don't know, but we do know that he did participate in that act and for a man you do have to participate. So I don't know I, it's these are hard hard questions. So if you think they're easy and you want to judge me as well. Bless your heart, go forward and do that. But I don't think they're easy. And I think there's a lot of guys in the country right now going really she had to pay three hundred eighty thousand and now I'm supposed to hate her forgiving that guy sex and pay three hundred and eighty thousand dollars, and I'm supposed to judge her and and now we're having a conversation about her in the same sentence as Harvey Weinstein. I don't think they belong in the same sentence at all. What other thing that I wanted to just quickly bring up is that oftentimes the perpetrators of sex. Tual salt happen to be victims of sexual assault. Like they have sexual assaults in their past, and we know based on what she said about Harvey Weinstein, that she was essentially abused by him. Right? And so people are now asking, oh, well, can we consider her a valid member of this metoo movement when she has this dark element in her past with the seventeen year old actor and the answer is yes, because again, oftentimes people who perpetrate these crimes are people who were victimized by them in the past. So those are two separate questions and she part of the metoo movement. Well, yes, you got raped by Weinstein. She says the age of twenty one if that's true. She's clearly part of the movement in terms of what she did. Well, you can say super fair to say there needs to be consequences for that action. And by the way there were it was three hundred and eighty thousand dollars. She paid. I don't know what the statute of limitations here, and if you wanna talk about legal costs quizzes, that's legitimate conversation to have as well. But to say that her previous trauma in which he lived through is now vitiated. Like in hindsight, we're going to take it away from her because she doesn't deserve to be in this category. But that's a weird conclusion that I don't agree with. Yeah, we gotta take one more break, actually two more breaks, but let's take this break. And when we come back, we're going to tell you about a Houston doctor, convicted of rape, and he's getting no jail time. We'll this maddening. There's one line in that that will absolutely feet curated me, my guess is it will do likewise to you..
"thirty hours" Discussed on The Young Turks
"In the context of, I don't know, but the coke brothers funded study tells me that's not true one of the actual facts anyway. All right. Let's keep going. One of the earliest participants and most vocal participants of the metoo movement was a woman by the name of Asia are Gento. She was also in a relationship with Anthony bourdain, and she had alleged that Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted her when she was extremely young in her early twenties. Now, there has been a report indicating that she had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to her own accuser in an effort to keep him quiet. So he wouldn't share his story publicly. Now I wanna be clear that part of the settlement did not indicate that there was a an NDA nondisclosure agreement because it's in the state of California and in California NDA's as are not allowed in this context. However, the details of this settlement are jarring, and we're going to give you those details and have a discussion about it. So according to the report are gentle quietly. Arrange to pay three hundred eighty thousand dollars to her own accuser to an actor by the name of Jimmy Bennett. He's a young actor and a rock musician who said she had sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room when he was seventeen. She was thirty seven years old at the time, the age of consent in California where this occurred is eighteen so he was underage. So the documents which were sent to the New York Times anonymously through an encrypted Email include a selfie dated March. Ninth, twenty thirteen of the two lying in bed together as part of the agreement. Mr. Bennett gave the photograph and its copyright to our Gento. So this has not been published, but there are other photos that have been published as part of this piece to give you some more details in this Bennett was seven when he was cast in a movie in twenty two thousand four that are Genta was the director for show so starred in it, and she helped write it. So she has a long history with him. She's known him. So. Since he was a child and some of the information regarding the settlement, including a note that are Gentles lawyer had written to our Gento, make me there are certain things that raise red flags for me personally in the story. But with that said, you know, anyway, let me give you the note that the lawyer gave tar Gento. We hope nothing like this ever happens to you again. Remember the lawyers writing this tar Gento. You are a powerful and inspiring creator, and it is a miserable condition of life that you live among individuals who preyed on both your strengths and your weaknesses. Again, that's Karrie Goldberg. The lawyer for our Gento. So this was a note that she wrote to her. Knowing thinking that it was going to be private. This was in the middle of this huge, three hundred eighty thousand dollars settlement. After this entire case was done. Anyway, go ahead look, look, I think the two sides this story. Yeah, and I don't think it's clear cut as it's being portrayed. So. On the one hand was what happened at a bare minimum creepy. Yes. Okay. And also by the way, he's not old enough to consent, he seventeen. Yes. So that's a huge issue and nobody's disputing that. So in that movie from back in, oh four, he played her son when he was a kid right now. That's not when this happened this. What he calls the sexual or apparently would he alleged was a sexual battery. Happen much later in two thousand thirteen at that point is annex when he seventy thirty seven, but on Instagram at on that day she had written waiting for my long lost son my love, Jimmy Bennett in trepidation marina del Rey smoking cigarettes, like there was no next week he writes back, I'm almost there. This is all in public. Okay. So she refers to mess her son in that case, they then sleep together that day. And then. She writes afterwards, happiest day of my life reunion with Jimmy Bennett. He writes positive things later on as well..
"thirty hours" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So you internalize it, you're not remotely progressive or liberal. Okay. You are part of a multi-billion dollar corporation. And so when you say, well, yeah, but I have to have Trump people on because Trump won in their apparently half the country. Well, the other country are progressives and someone who supports Hillary Clinton and Joe Manchin is not necessarily a progressive. You didn't check your bugs. Well, everybody does Hilary Clinton border, no, but Muslim country didn't like her. That's why didn't vote for her. Okay. So when you say, hey, I every once in a while have Nina Turner on that actually proves our point. You could point to one person that comes on some of the time as the what progressive you have on. If you want to count, banjos were up to woo. Two. Okay. And everyone else is either a Trump or Hillary Clinton supporter. Does that sound balance to you? First of all. You don't care about that balance because you just dismiss progressives as not relevant and you don't even know it. I don't think any of this is done out of malice. Some people might disagree, but I really don't think it is. It's just your assumptions. The assumption is established is right and the right wing is to be respected and progressives are to be dismissed. And this was a perfect example of that. And as usual based on no actual facts, we gotta take a break when we come back. One of the most outspoken women in the metoo movement has been accused of settling. Out of court with someone who had accused her of sexual. That's a hugely controversial story. Yeah. All right. Anyway, come back and we'll, we'll tell you what are thought saw. Back into church jank Anna, whether you guys. Lots of comments only time for a couple if who so right. Sit on Twitter. What do people want an echo chamber that agrees with you at all times, you want that mentality. Watch corporate news TYP's actually an open forum of ideas. They were saying that we really, really appreciate it, and we try hard to do that. We appreciate you noticing that. And of course, if you want to be part of the young Turks. You know when when you sign up to become a member, you help support what we do. And if we weren't here, I don't know. There's a lot of other video outlets doing this. So TY dot com slash join. Thank you guys for making that possible. One loser writes in these people are not journalists. The whole point is to your job and research topic you're talking about. Jake tapper is a hack, so want as a stronger opinion that was on YouTube super chat. Last two also on this topic, back to Twitter gentleman's hall says that level of misinformation should never come from an outlet which can afford to fifty researchers on staff. At all times, there are dozens of studies on universal healthcare, which state how much money it saves and the quality of care people receive. Look, I can attest to the fact that maybe we'll talk about this in the post game too. When I was at MSNBC I literally had more producers than I knew what to do with. I have doing research all day long if I wanted. So that's a fair point in that tweet. The producers, they had the money, they have the resources and they somehow do the shittiest job of any so-called journalists in the country. Like do you know how infuriating that is? Like if we had those resources, do you know we would be capable of doing, but we'll never get those resources, right? We'll never get the advertisers who want to dole out a ton of cash because we're not going to play by their rules. Anyway. I'm going on unbearable rant right now because it's frustrating. It's frustrating. No, we will get those resources. TRT dot com. On joint. Okay. Anyway, last one. Adam j twenty forty. Eight says, nobody told Jake tapper that healthcare was so complicated. All right. I just gotta sit. We'll talk more about it in the post game, but. Did it never occur to a single mainstream cable news anchor that perhaps you should look at other countries and how they pay half of what we pay per capita and get better results like that never occurred to you like you just look at it.
"thirty hours" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So we'll give you some of these tweets. So he said the following, I think Jake tapper four. Let's go to graphic forty four. I think Jake tapper for admitting his fact check on Medicare for all was not factual and editing his video. So later Jake tapper actually apologize because there was enough criticism and enough backlash that Jake tapper finally realized, okay, we got it wrong. And so he he made that correction. Let me give you more of that tweet though. Sadly, tappers video on Medicare for all along with other fact checks is riddled with errors. Errors peddled by coke funded Mercatus center. Let's go through them. Okay, great. So tapper says, the study's author says that two trillion drop is not actually his conclusion. He says that's based on a sumptious by Senator. Sanders wrong provider payment rates in our plan or not assumptions they are written into the Bill. So my question is, did tapper and his producers actually look at the Bill, the wording of the Bill, how we would pay for the Bill, how the Bill would work. I mean, that would be an incredibly important part of the fact checking process because then you would fact check the study and realize that there there are misconceptions based on what the study put out there and even so the study finds American Americans would save two trillion dollars earning centers. It's more gracious that I am because he's accepting the apology or whatever. I think it'd be far more thorough than that and you disagree with that and that's fine. But that kind of sending thing at the end about you're entitled to your own opinions, but not your facts when you didn't bother checking. The facts is on bearable. Are you gonna tell me now that Jake tapper is producers read the Bill. They didn't even know that, hey, where you're applying the Medicare rates. So look mistakes happen. I'm trying to. Say that that's it. You should never trust Jake tapper or CNN again, it cetera. But what I think we're being reasonable when I think that the mainstream media oftentimes lacks is the context of of their own bias that things that are funded are considered, legitimate things that are that you know what they consider centrist politicians, which I think are massively right wing politicians and polling indicates are out of touch with the American people. They consider as centrists and they thing for greatly if Claire mccaskill. Now that's a democrat Claire. Mccaskill says something. Jake tapper is CNN takes it way more seriously. If Bernie Sanders says something lousy, your cousin of Cortez. Let's go, let's have funnier. Okay. How many of those anchors voted for Bernie Sanders? I almost none of them and how by the way, how many of them voted for Trump probably almost none of them almost all the anchors on television. I'm guessing this is not a factor. Check. Okay. I'm guessing voted for Hillary Clinton, but they never thought in there. Hey, hey, isn't that a weird coincidence that we all agreed that the so-called centrist Democrats and Republicans Marco, Rubio and Jeb Bush, and Hillary Clinton are awesome, and somehow the left wing the right wing are terrible. That's funny. I wonder if somebody hired us because they knew we thought that. Oh, that's interesting. And I know that you're gonna find that outrageous because that gets the core of of why you were hired in the first place, but do you see them hiring a lot of Bernie Sanders supporters as anchors on cable television. I don't see that you think that that's an accident. It's just a coincidence. I mean, forget about anchors, right? There's still playing this ridiculous game where they're all pretending to be objective. What's more important to me is what kind of guests do they have on their panel debates because they have absolutely no problem hiring nonsensical maniacs, like Scottie Hughes in the past who was a huge Trump surrogate, huge Trump supporter. But what was the left wing version of that was? Was there another single progressive? They're not a single progressive and they continue. It's a pattern that you continue to see cable news. One last thing. Okay. On cable news. If you guys care and is obvious generally speaking that you don't care what progressives think. And I know that comes like a big surprise to you because the right wing has been yelling at you and call you liberal media for forty years..
"thirty hours" Discussed on The Young Turks
"It's kind of a preposterous caveat. Also, also, Bernie Sanders has been touting a Medicare for all system for a very long time now. And so I find it fascinating that the update to the story is this study that was funded by the coke brothers and the framing of this whole fact, checking video is all about fact, checking Bernie Sanders rather than fact, checking the study. Exactly. So that leads us inaccuracy with this fact check number two. One was America. The American. People were the government. The second is just saying, hey, wouldn't ask the author. And the author insists that Bernie Sanders is wrong is not a fact check. CNN has several billion dollars at a minimum and all the fact checking organizations you're working with. That's their job. You could actually check the actual facts instead of going to other, oh yeah, coke brothers, paid. You do that and you say they didn't interfere and Bernie Sanders is wrong. Okay. Well, you say he's wrong. Okay. I'm going to tell everybody that he's wrong. Right? Dude, actual fact check do the actual factor which now leads us to the most important part. So what's actually true even it's even in the middle of Jake tapper story. He concedes that if you pay the Medicare rates, which is by definition what you would do in Medicare for all that this study, even the study, and even the author concede that, yes, it would save the American people to trillion knows. They're only caveat and it is preposterous. It's not preposterous in the real world of, hey, what's how is it going to be applied? It's preposterous and the caveat in the context of this fact check. Their only thing is, well, it could cost more. Maybe Medicare will wind up paying higher rates, the doctors and hospitals because they might not take it. Okay. That's an interesting conversation and debate to have. But did this study say. If you apply Medicare rates in Medicare for all it would save two trillion dollars. Yes. The correct answer is yes, that is indisputable. So now Jake tapper CNN, etc. You know this indisputable. So now it's on you, are you going to correct it. And how thoroughly are you in a correct it. And are you going to admit that you were wrong or are you going to say? Well, that's Barrasso. I don't want to actually admit facts because they're embarrassing to me, so I'm not going to admit it. That's on you guys by the way. If you are infuriated, if you're angry at Jake tapper video, the next portion of his fact check video, we'll probably frustrate you even more. I'm going to skip ahead guys to video ten because this is this was in my opinion, the most insulting part of all of it. Take a look. Now we're not here to make a judgment on the viability of Medicare for all, and we have no idea if the co for others influenced the writing of this Mercatus center study. But it does seem pretty clear that the presentation being made by Senator Bernie Sanders and Alexandria. Cossio Cortes of found this study lacks a lot of context, and the author of the study says they are not being accurate a reminder to all you politicians out there. You're perfectly entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts. I can't. I mean, ridiculous. So look, I commend Bernie Sanders for actually responding to this and he did it in a multi tweet series, but I want to get the gets to the heart of it..
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"The coke brothers to get their side and try to figure out whether or not the claims made by the author of the coke brothers funded study. If those accusations are true, right, they didn't do that. They didn't reach out to anyone. They just took the study. They took the word of Chuck blockhouse who authored that study at his word and they didn't ask anyone else. They didn't ask an expert. They reach out to Bernie Sanders. They didn't talk to Alexandria, costumer Cortez. In fact, in the next video. Tapper says, the thing that actually frustrated me the most which was essentially giving the benefit of the doubt to someone who's been funded by the coke brothers to essentially lie about a Medicare for all system. Take a look now while it's true that the coke brothers have given millions of dollars to them are keta center at George Mason University and an AP investigation. Earlier this year suggested that the coke brothers do have control and influence over the hiring and firing of professors. We should know for whatever it's worth. The authors of the study said, the cope brothers did not influence them in any way. You should note that you shouldn't note that you just mentioned that they have the say in the hiring and firing of per festers in departments that they're funding. Really, you think that they have absolutely no say over what this author publishes the comfort others have been funding. These fake scientists for years to put out climate denial studies. Okay. That is what that's what they do. That's their business. It's propaganda to protect. Profits to two points about that. One is if you go tell ask the author, hey, are you lying on behalf of the coke brothers? Do you think he's going to say, oh yeah, of course. Jake, you caught me and Bernie caught me, yes, I, I got hired to tell people that Medicare for all his bad because that's what the coke brothers believe so. But, okay, you caught me red handed. So let's a useless thing to to ask them. But secondarily, more important in my opinion is not whether the coke brothers wrote a memo in the middle of that study saying, hey, remember I'm paying your checks and if you want the checks to clear, you're going to write what I tell you to write. No, they hire that guy in the first case because they knew what he was going to write. Did they hire a progressive to be in that position? No. Did they hire a normal scientists, economists, whatever it might be for that position? No. Do they hire. One of the ninety, seven percent of world scientists to study climate change? No, they hired the three percent that deny climate change and that three percent note they're going to get paid by the coke brothers. I'm talking about of course it different topic. In that case, in this case, it's all in the hiring decisions. So when you say no, but I asked author, I asked author it, he says, the coke brothers didn't fear..
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"Save US tax payers, meaning Americans, two trillion dollars over the next ten years, which by the way is an underestimate. But Jake tapper tried to fact check it and screwed up terribly. Let's take a look and this week we're going to take a look at a claim made by two self identified democratic socialists, Vermont independence. Senator Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Ella Andrea Cossio Cortez day, say that a study funded by the billionaire coke brothers who are generally, I think it's fair to say libertarians and conservatives that the Medicare for all proposal would actually say the government money. Let me think the coke brothers, all people plus plunge during a study that shows that Medicare would save the American people. Two trillion dollars over a ten year period shows that Medicare for all is actually much more is actually much cheaper than the current system that we pay right now. Is that a true? Did a study funded by the coke brothers indicate that Medicare for all would actually save the US government trillions of dollars? No, it's not true. At least not according to the author of the study. Okay. Here there's a lot. There's a lot, but the first thing that I want to get to is a very obvious mistake here, and I don't know if it was an intentional misleading statement, but Bernie Sanders and Alexandria, CASA of Cortez on multiple occasions mention that Medicare for all system would save Americans, two trillion dollars. But Jake tapper said that Bernie Sanders claims that it's going to save the US government two trillion dollars. So which one is it? What? What has Bernie said? Incessantly who's right, who's wrong? I don't know. Let's take a look. Throwing a study that shows that Medicare for all would save the American people. The American people, the American people, two trillion dollars. Yeah, he didn't say the government. He said the American people that's actually the smallest part of this story. So I saw that Jake tapper. Story so-called fact check and I checked his fact check and it was all over on Twitter, but and then a lot of you guys were and then a lot of other people were and then now they're beginning to backpedal. So let me give you just a little bit of context. Look. We did a story just earlier in this show giving CNN a ton of credit for their report on Yemen in the past. When people ask me who some of the best anchors on me through media, I often say Jake tapper and I've credited Chris Cuomo and Allison Cammarata, it's cetera. So we're not like the right wing where we just all blanket. They're all terrible, etc. Right. But this one was terrible and and I, I guess, as to why they're doing it wrong, but I'll tell you the two parts of the most wrong in a second, my guess is, hey, we say Trump's wrong all the time which he is. So we have to balance it out. So let's just find something anything we could pin on Bernie Sanders. Alexandria Kazu Cortez and the left wing, and then we go, hey, you see that we're even we, let's just call them lawyers. They can't wait. They can't wait to call them lies or k. so now if you ask Jake, he'll be like, no way. You're crazy, no way, right? But everytime Bernie Sanders during the two thousand sixteen. Action and on right talks about anything. Is it practical? Is it true? It's that dismissive attitude what Jake tapper. And a lot of those hosts don't realize is they do have a bias. They don't realize that it's not a conspiracy they didn't get together and Reuben decided they have group thinking Washington, and the group think is this tablet and the status quo are correct, whatever is in the what they perceived to be. The center is correct. That is why they will often attack a right and the left constantly tack right attack tack, right. Hey, guess what? Your biases, what you call the center and what the rest of us called establishment. So look I in this specific case, though, there was no attempt at, you You know. know, hitting the center of the issue because if you are trying to be objective and then do what CNN usually does, which is fail at that and actually end up being neutral, you would at least have the decency to reach out to Bernie Sanders or reach out to an expert other than a super biased individual who's funded by.
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"So I want to go back to the CNN report here because they show you the bomb and how we know definitively that it was a US main bomb. So let's watch that part. This video of shrapnel was filmed in the aftermath of the attack and sent to CNN by contact and found a cameraman working for CNN. Subsequently filmed these images. Munitions experts tell CNN this was a US made monk and k eighty-two boom, weighing in at. Time the first five digits. There are the cage number, the commercial and government entity number. This number here denotes Lockheed Martin one of the top US defense contract is. Front of the signs. This particular m. k. a. two is a pave way laser guided precision, boom. It's targeting accuracy of contiguous point of pride for Lookie Martin. So one more time credited CNN not just because they're covering the topic matter, which is really, really important, but they bother to send a reporter to the ground to confirm that it wasn't American made Lockheed Martin bombs. So now they went a little bit further and gave you a map while the different places where American bombs have landed. It's not a pretty picture. Let's take a look at that as well. The devastation inflicted by the m. k. a. t. eighty-two is all too familiar in Yemen in much 2016 strike at a market using the similarly laser-guided two thousand pound MK. A fool killed Ninety-seven people in October twenty sixteen another strike on a funeral whole killed one hundred and fifty five people and wounded hundreds more than the bus attack on August ninth, where they're still counting the dead. As an opponent. Now, one of those terrible taxes. What 'cause Obama administration to pause are. Military and technical help to Saudi Arabia in specific areas. Now Trump comes in and goes, no, no. Just bomb them to pieces who cares. I don't care about the human rights concerns. I am lifting that block which we put into place because we thought you were bombing the wrong people and doing it basically without care. So, and then he sold them. One hundred, ten billion dollars of extra weaponry. And no one is innocent here with our democratic and Republican administrations have is supporting Saturday Arabian their human rights abuses for decade after decade after decade, this warm particular that's been going on for three years is literally the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. According to the United Nations, they have twenty two million people in Yemen. Three quarters of the population is in desperate need of aid and protection as we continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia that devastates the country of Yemen. So yes, he made it worse and hence, Saturday Arabia understandably took that as a green light to continue to these bombings. So finally, when asked about this bombing in particular. The Saudi military and their coalition said that this was quote a legitimate military action. You saw the kids and then they were even more specific. They said that it targeted who see leaders that were responsible for recruiting and training young children and sending them to the battlefields. In other words. Yeah. We meant to hit that bus full of young children because we thought they were going to be trained to be rebels by the who 'this you saw the video on the bus. Did they look like they were being trained? They were on their way back from a picnic. They were so excited because this was their rare treat for going through summer school. They weren't getting trained as rebels. They just obliterated that bus full of kids. And part of the reason is we gave him the green light and then we gave them the bums, and then we showed them how to use it. They don't hate us because they hate us. They hate us because of our actions. All right. Let's go from one great CNN report to one terrible CNN report. Recently CNN's Jake tapper decided to fact check Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Cossio Cortez and their proposal for a Medicare for all system. Now, as we had previously reported, there was a libertarian institute funded by the coke brothers. They came out with a report indicating that Medicare for all, even though they tried to frame it as if it would cost us a lot of money, it would actually save us two trillion dollars over the next decade. Now, Bernie Sanders loved that report love that study. He used it to highlight the fact that a Medicare for all system would.
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"No, they hate us because of that that bomb was made in the USA that killed their kids. Right. And I also want to mention that it's not just that we sell these weapons to Saudi Arabia, but we also supply Saudi Arabia with fueled necessary to carry out some of these attacks and more importantly, we're helping them with intelligence. So we're very much helping Saudi Arabia fight. This. War and it does have consequences. I mean, one of the consequences is civilians die and that leads to hostility toward the United States. I mean, the hostility to the United States is bad, but let's just keep in mind the worst part about all of this is that children, innocent people, innocent civilians were caught up in the civil war are losing their lives, and we're playing a role in that. Now I want to give you some more information about these weapons and what Trump did versus what Obama did in Yemen. So the bomb that was used in this particular attack is very similar to the one in an attack on a funeral hall in Yemen in October of two thousand sixteen in which one hundred fifty five people were killed and hundreds more were wounded. So in March of that year, a strike on a u many market. This time reportedly by a US supplied precision guided m. k. eighty four bomb killed ninety, seven people. So this is happening in two thousand sixteen and the Obama administration realizes okay. This is this is not good. There are human rights issues here in the aftermath, Obama banned the sale of precision guided military technology to Saudi Arabia over human rights concerns. Both guess what happens when Trump comes into office, he decides to essentially get rid of that ban. The ban was overturned by the Trump administration's then secretary of State Rex Tillerson. So I want to give you a James Madison scored. He's the secretary of defense on whether we're helping them target. He said, I will tell you that we do help them plan what we call kind of targeting. He said we do not do dynamic targeting for them. So the distinction he's trying to draw is we didn't tell them the bomb that bus fulfilled with school kits, but we help them with intelligence overall. So they know the general areas the bomb where the rebels are moving at cetera, et cetera, right. So you do that, whatever you please, number one, you should always question the Pentagon and the government. And so I don't even know if that's true, but even if you believe that it is true, I don't know that that makes it that much better. Right. And so, and we're giving them a lot of technical capabilities like the refueling of their jets that they couldn't do without us and the bombs, the. I wouldn't have without us. So could they have done that bombing without our help they answer is very literally, no. So it's possible. They could've gotten to China and Russia. Maybe they might not have the capabilities that we have in executing these type of missions such as they are..
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"Is it possible investigation wild crazy, unorthodox investigation? Okay. So the truth isn't the truth? Did turn into a mean? And so Rudy Giuliani felt the need to clarify what he meant on social media. I want to read you those tweets very quickly. He says, my statement was not meant as pontiff occasion on moral theology, but one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements. The classic he said she said puzzle sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth. Other times it doesn't. So just to answer his question, you have Komi saying one thing and Trump saying the other, who do you believe? I would believe Komi because he doesn't have a history of constant deception. A Trump does. So no. So I understand what Giuliani saying. I think most people understand it even though he missed stated it and and stated as Trump would be lying. And he said this phrase that is of course going to get him in trouble and he's incredibly stupid for saying, but, but overall we all get it. He's saying that, hey, Trump's gonna tell the truth, but other guys are gonna lie about him and then and then the prosecutor will just believe Komi and other guys and then call what Trump is saying perjury even though it isn't. That's the, that's the claim that Julianne is trying to make, but that's not how it works any and you wouldn't actually just decide, hey, is one guy helmet shoes with other who do I like more? Who would I believe? So you would look for other evidence. That's why Chuck Todd pointed out. Well, Mcgann would know if Mcgann was in the room and he's the White House counsel, and we found out over the weekend. He very honestly talked to Robert Muller because the idiot Donald Trump led him and waved attorney client privilege and executive privilege. WJR then if mcgann's in the room, any backs up comas version of events as an example. In that case, he might not have been in the room, but Mcgann was in the room for a lot of these things. So Trump says x. and it turns out that other guys say, why the other people in the room also say, why? Well, then you have your answer. So the rest of the evidence will determine who's telling the truth. That's why Trump should not testify. If I was as Laura, I would say, are you kidding me? We're going to go nowhere near Muller. We're never going to be in the same state as Muller because Trump isn't telling the truth and he will get caught. He will definitely get caucus. Most of those cases, there were other people in the room and they don't want to go to jail. So they will tell the truth of what happened, including a potentially the White House counsel. The second reason why Trump might get caught is because he constantly contradicts himself, so you don't even need other witnesses. Trump will say, I fired combing because of the Russian. Asian on national television. Then you'll turn around and say, no, I didn't fire him because then I fired him because he was mean to Hillary Clinton. That's literally what they gets. They're going thesis. Now they fired Komi because they didn't like the way he treated Hillary Clinton. That was the original memo that Rosenstein wrote. And now they've come back to that, but you contradicted yourself. So you're by definition lying in one of those cases and not only that. I mean, think about the way he tries to slander, Robert Muller or James Komi. I mean, Robert Muller has been a lifetime or life long Republican, but he keeps painting him as this democrat who is on a witch hunt. I mean, he's lying about who Robert Muller is like rumour. Molar is not. It's funny because in this weird topsy turvy world, you know, you find yourself as a progressive defending Robert Muller when in any other situation, any other scenario? Robert Muller is not someone that we would typically defend, but he keeps going after him as if he's like this. This hardcore. Aggressive who's trying to get Trump impeach, but that is not the case. So the fact that he's lying about that shows you what his character is. He lies time and time. Again, I don't think Robert Muller even needs to talk to Trump right Trump incriminates himself on a regular basis on social media. He can't help himself. So collect that evidence, do your job, talk to the people that matter..
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"We're getting a little bit of conjecture here, but look and if things go onto long, he will fire him and say, hey, look, man. This is a switch hunt took so many so long. And I had to let him go like part of the reason I say last thing on this is that when Emma and Eric Beyeler went and interviewed Trump supporters, I my having watched all that and you can watch it at rebel headquarters. My take away from that was a lot of the most common thing they said was it's taking forever. Now he's got to, he's got to end it. He's got to end it so it gives Trump a justification for firing everyone investigating him. So that's a reality and Muller's got to deal with that. So I'm definitely worried that he didn't go into the money laundering and why he worked with the Russians at all. So that would be really disappointing, and then we'd have, we'd have a murkier situation, which is what I'm worried about art anyway. Let's keep going. All right. Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's lawyer was on meet the press with Chuck Todd, and he was explaining why Donald Trump so far has refused to answer questions by special counsel Robert Muller. And during this exchange Giuliani said something that later turned into a mean take a look what I'm not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped in a perjury. And when you tell me that, you know he should testify because she's going to tell the truth and you shouldn't worry. Well, that's so silly because it somebody's version of the truth, not the truth. He didn't have a conversation. This Trump I go. Like, I know what isn't true. Sure. There's in truth, the president United States says, I didn't truth is truth. Mr Mayor de realized what I know this is going to become that don't don't don't. You don't do this to me. Don't truth. So, okay, the truth isn't the truth. That's the statement that everyone's talking about, but I wanna read you would Guiliani said because I don't know, maybe I'm reading it incorrectly, but okay, let me just read it when you tell me that he should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry. Well, that's so silly because that's somebody's Berge in of the truth. So are you saying that Trump is gonna lie when he testifies? And that's why you're concerned that he's going to be cognitive perjury trap. So let's pray, you don't. You're absolutely right in your reading of it. And presumably Giuliani meant to say that someone else could lie about him and they could accept his word is of Trump's word and then call what Trump is saying a lie, and hence the perjury trap, but he didn't say that he said he was referring to a Trump was saying that he might not give an actor. Account. So it might be his twenty eighth misstatement in a row. But his literal words are indicating that Trump wouldn't tell the truth. You are lawyer in the most high-profile case in the country. There's no room for all I misspoke, or that was just a small error. I actually meant to say this how many times is he going to do this and the fish Ross from the head down? And so if if I was being investigated by the FBI, would I hire Rudy Giuliani, hell, no, no way that guy's a total buffoon. I wouldn't hire him because I'd hire a competent attorney, regular attorney, one who has a specialty in this case and his careful like most attorneys, but Trump hires someone as reckless and stupid as he is and Trump looks Giuliani and thinks nailed it. Yeah, even if what he meant is Trump, is it going to lie in someone else's? Gonna lie? Don't say the phrase, the truth isn't the truth. How unsanitary are you the? You don't realize that that people will immediately take that as these guys have no connection to the truth. They don't care about the truth. What a terrible thing to say as an attorney, right? And as someone representing the president, even if you meant it the right way, which it's not clear that you did meet at the right way. So I wanna give you a little more context into this conversation so you can he clear? He clarifies what he means a little bit in this next clip. So let's take a look at that. Donald Trump says, I didn't talk about Flint with Komi..
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"And when they got Cohen and all the information that comes with cone, it went to a five alarm fire, right? But he was too stupid to realize, hey, that White House counsel can actually testify against you. Don't let him go speak the Muller, and he didn't know until this New York Times story came out about how much Mcgann had talked to a Muller and revealed. And so that's why now you're right. Anna, they go to Bedminster. They do a panicked get together Trump's again in a fury. He's just too small minded to understand the consequences of his decisions and his actions. Once they finally land on top of his orange head, then he's like, oh my God, I didn't know so angry and hence mcgann's nickname for him King Kong. Yeah. I remember back in the day where we would cover some more. More local news. We would do stories about really dumb criminals. Like people would go to banks robbed the Bank and then forget a jacket at the Bank with their ID in the pocket and it it makes me happy to know that criminals on all levels are stupid. No, that's why saying from day one, he's going to get caught and he's not gonna make it to twenty twenty because he's just flat out too stupid to execute anywhere near inefficient cover up. Right. And it doesn't take much when you're the president, you have so much power and you have executive privilege of all these things that you could use you if the FBI was investigating you, you be toast, right? But the president could actually use the law to shield himself even if he did it. But my thesis was he's too stupid to do that, and I believe, and this is yet another example of it that I was right. He's just too stupid to even do the simplest things too. Cover up his crimes. So here we go, again, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. The only thing that I will say I'm a little concerned about is it seems like mothers really boring in on. Obstruction of Justice, etc. And I'm worried I don't. I haven't seen money laundering stuff about money laundering in a long, long time, and it looks like they might have brought the money laundering lawyers to deal with Manafort, not Trump. So I'm starting to worry that Muller is like to careful and did not go to why Trump is working with the Russians in the first place. Right, right. You're forgetting about the investigation into Michael Cohen, right? Because if anything, Michael Cohen would add those documents that they manage to to get in that raid of his place. I think those documents might have something in there that would. Put Trump in a bad situation regarding money, and he's done money laundering. He couldn't get alone here in the United States. He couldn't do it. He went bankrupt too many times. He got his loans from Russia. That was a big story during the election. So what did did Russia just decide to give him these massive loans to be nice. I don't know. There's something shady going on, and so I hope they get to it with comb, but I'm not sure knowing why I say Muller's too careful is knowing how carefully is if he's run out of time to investigate the money laundering. So not even mean though, like he's investigating him like this whole thing about all you got to wrap up the investigation. Is there a time limit? Well, look, there's a couple of, yes. In the real world, there is politically there is right, and they're bringing a ton of pressure. And every day the mainstream media goes along with it, they look. So they're tough on Trump and other ways, but on that tongue, boy, they should be like he's done what he's done. Okay. Go ahead. Keep crying about how it's taking, too long irrelevant, right. But no, the mainstream media goes well, has he taken too long? People are now concerned he's taking too long right? And they call it fifty fifty. And now pressure mounts. I see that more from partisan media, but mainstream media. If you're talking about cable news, CNN MSNBC known, they're very much in favor of this investigation. They support it. They won't stop talking about it. I, I don't see pressure mounting from them to to wrap things up..
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"He'd be looking to make it through a game of checkers. So he let McGinn testify because he's an idiot and he is insane. Got this. I got to show you. Okay. Yeah, let him testify. He gave a million documents and by the way, credit for transparency to give a million documents and let McGinn testify and if he was really innocent and Muller comes out afterwards and goes, oh no, no, they were open and transparent at least on those counts. And it turns out they didn't do it that I take it back and it turns out. He was transparent for good reason, but my guess is and now Mcgann and his lawyers guesses. Oh no, this moron. He wasn't going to throw us under the bus. He just had no idea what he was doing again. Now, having spent more time with Trump probably realizes, of course, what was I thinking? This is one of the dumbest guys in the country. He had no strategy at all right. Look even if Mcgann was incorrect in his assumptions about Trump and what his real agenda was. I think that mcgann's still did the right thing. Oh, yeah, you operated with Trump is a wildcard and we don't know whether or not Trump is. I mean, I would speculate that Trump has obstructed Justice. I mean, there's so many examples firing, James Komi is one example constantly badgering Jeff Sessions for recusing himself as another example. I mean, these are all things that he's doing very publicly, but nonetheless, even if you're on the fence and you wanna give Trump the benefit of the doubt and believe that he's not. Tempting to obstruct Justice. I still think it's important for Mcgann as the White House cancel council to protect himself because if Trump goes down, everyone around him is going to go down with him. Anyone who continues to protect him. And by the way, if you can recall last year there was this huge story regarding Trump's personal lawyers, tie cop and John doubt. They were at a steakhouse in Washington where reporters like roam freely. There's reporters everywhere, right? They're eating steak. They're listening in on conversations and they were openly saying disparaging things about a White House counsel Don Mcgann because they really believed in this strategy of transparency and cooperation with a special counsel baller and began was like, this is about idea. What are you guys doing? So I bring that up because it shows you how incredibly incompetent. Some of the people involved in this story are. I mean, these. Our Trump's personal lawyers, you're right. They just take Trump's word for it and who knows who knows what Trump is really guilty of. Right? But it's just fascinating how his own personal lawyers gave him the benefit of the doubt and constructed a strategy around that. And that was a terrible mistake. So by the way in the story, it's revealed that Trump did not understand that Mcgann is not his personal lawyer. He lacks understanding of very simple concepts. He is the White House counsel. He represents the office, not the person sitting in office well, but that's me on the person sitting in office. He's my lawyer, isn't he? God? You're so stupid. Okay. So that. Created an issue. Now, Mcgann, they say, and he, he claims well, I didn't testified that he broke any laws, but he has a very expansive definition of executive privilege and what Trump is allowed to do in the White House. So did he give them information that might indicate that there was obstruction of Justice? Well, first of all, huge part of this is that he's the one that told him that Trump ordered the firing Muller. It's just that the others in office would not do it, including me gay. So the prosecutors did not know that until Mcgann talk to them. That's enormous. When it comes to building obstruction of Justice case and Mcgann also has details on why he fired the people that he did, why he wants session to quit. Right? And if it turns out it is because he wants to make sure to block the investigation of himself, that's obstruction of Justice. So then when you turn the prosecutors according to investigators that the New York Times spoke to begin. Was quote a food full witness. Trump's in a lot of trouble and he's too stupid to even realize it. No, no, no, no. He's an panic overall. No question..
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"Not only that they waived them, but in their infinite incompetence. They also didn't ask them again after he testified because he testified actually tomorrow or talk to Muller olym- back in November longtime ago. Right? And you talk to him for thirty hours. That's a ton of time that he spent with Muller giving him all the details of what Trump did they, his Trump's lawyers didn't bother asking him again. Hey, what did you tell the special counsel? Right. They were not unbelievable incompetence. They were not at all brief because they did not ask on the interactions that he had with Muller. What did you tell me? What did you not tell like? It's insane, and it wasn't until the New York Times published this piece that there was panic at the White House where there was a lot of stress about, okay, there's a lot that we. Don't know, and they didn't really understand the extent at which Mcgann had cooperated with Muller. So Mcgann also laid out how Trump tried to ensure control of the investigation giving investigators mix of information both potentially damaging and favorable to the president. But again, the president doesn't know the president's lawyers don't know. And what's interesting about this is that Mcgann is the White House, White House counsel. Mcgann has his own lawyer, right? So there they're all these lawyers involved. There's all this disagreement in regard to the strategy that Trump should utilize in fighting back against the special counsel's investigation. It's a complete and utter disaster. So let me give you one little piece before you jump in jinks. So Mcgann and his lawyer. Remember he has a lawyer. William Burke could not understand why Trump was so willing to allow again to speak freely to the special counsel and fear Trump was setting up Mcgann to take the blame for any possible illegal acts of obstruction. This is a very. Important part of the puzzle because mcgann's like, why would you? Why would you want me to do this? And so he gets together with his own lawyer, and then they start to realize, wait, there's a possibility that Trump is going to make Mcgann, take the fall for any wrongdoing. Trump has questioned mcgann's loyalty in turn. Trump's behavior has so exacerbated Mcgann that he has called the president King Kong behind his back to connote his volcanic anger. So they don't like each other. They're not getting along. There's a question of loyalty and at the same time, again is being encouraged to answer Robert Muller's questions, which leads us in a second to massively wrong assumption number two. But I want to make clear that Annas not using the word insane lightly. She said a twice so far. That's literally the word mcgann's lawyer a used to describe the strategy of allowing again to testify to Muller. They thought it was quote insane. And so the fish. Ross from the head down Trump is monumentally stupid. I've told you that one hundred times because his true and the rest of the media and even his own lawyers and even political actors in Washington. Don't understand the depth of it and it's relevant. It's relevant. In this case assumption number two. So they get, they get this note from Trump and his lawyers saying, yeah, you could testify. They're like, you guys know what we know we're the White House counsel are you? That's insane. Oh, it must be strategy to throw McGinn under the bus and say that he was. He just took mcgann's advice to obstruct Justice because that's what Nixon did to his White House counsel. John dean, John dean wound up going to jail. So I'm not going to jail. And so he says, and it's now in this New York Times report, did he answered questions honestly, and it was all suddenly fulsomely into a fun word. Okay. Meaning like, no, no, I getting everything. I got brother because I ain't going to jail. Right. Yeah. So then they realized later, Ohio, it turns out Trump didn't have that strategy. So I'm going to quote the New York Times here is the months passed on. It became apparent that Mr. Mcgann and Mr Burke, that's his lawyer, had overestimated that amount of thought that they believe the president put into his legal strategy one. And I tell you he's an idiot. He didn't have illegal strategy. He's never had any strategy. There is no three dimensional chess. There's no two will chess a..
"thirty hours" Discussed on The Young Turks
"This guy. All right. Jake Uber, that's this guy. Antica Sperryn that's that person over there. The woman. She is your host a Turkish Bob Marion. That's right. We should take calls again. No. Those boys males we used to run were Larry's. Do I have them here? Let me see if I have it. No. Well, that's a different one. Anyways. Okay. Twi- centers in today's show. So CNN with an excellent report. How's that for twist the begin with. Okay. And then not such a good report. So twists and then turns, okay, Asia are Gento. Oh boy. Man. Okay. I don't know what kind of trouble I'm gonna get myself in that story. Okay, so buckle up brace for impact. You might wanna tell the right wing to set the recorders on record anyway. So are there recorders on the internet? Is there anything not recorded on the internet? All right. And then we got to great stories to start for you guys. The Mcgann story has awesome. Awesome. Super, super relevant. And then Rudy, of course, with the awesome quote of the truth, isn't the truth come? All right. So casper take it away. All right. Over the weekend. The New York Times published an explosive report indicating that the White House counsel Don Mcgann is not only cooperating with special counsel, Robert Mueller's investigation into Donald Trump's potential obstruction of Justice, but that Donald Trump's administration, his advisors and his personal lawyers are completely unaware of the extent to which Mcgann has been testifying and the information that he has given to Bob Muller. The story is insane, and it shows a pretty significant divide among Donald Trump's personal lawyers or at least previous personal lawyers and the White House counsel. There's a lot of backstabbing, a lack of trust. I'm gonna give you all the details right now. So in at least three ball in Terry interviews with investigators that total thirty hours over the past nine months, Mcgann described the president's fury toward the Russia investigation and the ways in which he urged Mcgann to respond to it. He provided the investigators examining whether Trump. Obstructed Justice, a clear view of the president's most intimate moments with his lawyer. Okay. So let me clarify a few things. Some might wonder, well, isn't there attorney client privilege or in the case of the president executive privilege that would help protect the lawyer, the White House counsel from cooperating with Bob Muller, yes, there is the protection called executive executive privilege. However, Donald Trump's personal lawyers which included a Tuykov and John Dowd encouraged Mcgann to cooperate with Muller because their idea was if he cooperates, if we cooperate with the special counsel's investigation, this will all go away. Then there will be proved that there was no obstruction of Justice and that there was no Russian meddling or that at least Trump is not guilty of any wrongdoing. Okay. So there was to massively wrong assumptions in this series. Events. One was the reason, doubt and Cobb Trump's former personal attorneys. In this case, they've now left with their hair on fire anyway. Decided to let began testify is because they believe Donald Trump that he had nothing to hide. What are preposterous assumption we are you serious. I know that they barely knew him at the time, but of course Donald drove is something to hide, of course. So they thought, oh, well, he didn't do it. So there's no harm in Mcgann talking to Muller if he didn't do it, you would be correct, but you believe Donald Trump. I mean, I guess they assume no, no, no. The client opens up to their attorney tells them the whole true so they could help in finding his case, right? No, Trump's not even going to tell you guys, of course not gonna tell you, right? So that was wrong. Number one wrong assumption. Number two might be even more important. So understand what Anna was saying is that Mcgann is not Trump's lawyer is the White House's lawyer. It's a different role. So now still. Will they an executive privilege is debatable as to what it apply soon, what it doesn't attorney client privilege. In this case probably would have applied, could have been debatable, but it doesn't matter because they wave both of them right..
"thirty hours" Discussed on WGTK
"Half the time they were legislative branch too so that's dangerous and i will tell you something i learned this week because of the thirty hour rule in the senate debate every appellate no every district trial judge at the federal level for thirty hours they're actually more vacancies now than they were a year ago and and they'll and they the friend of mine told me we'll never catch up at this rate so one thing about these things we're talking about is the congress is in a stalemate and i would love to see them do something about the filibuster because you know the way we do the filibuster days worth making the distinction filibuster is an old saying it comes from britain so before america and it is a rule that in the house of commons in britain and lords in britain and then in the senate of the united states never the house as long as there's somebody there was something to say that's pertinent the debate will continue and then when there's no longer anybody with something to say that's pertinent then they then they have vote and that means that the senate is a great debating society and all of the senators famed for eloquence come from the time before they changed the filibuster in two ways one way was they said you don't actually have to be there talking you can just tell the clerk and then it takes you know coach your vote to move on but then the second was the senate can then go on with other business and that means that you know something never gets to the floor in other words the filibuster has been converted into a thing that stops all debate it's a it's an aberration and mitch mcconnell can fix this by using the read roll thanks to harry roy reed but i want to comment on something you said there are seventeen bacon season the appeals court right now seven nominees are pending three or pending for future vacancy so that means that there are seven to ten that are open there are a hundred and twenty one district court vacancies only forty five nominees do you realize california does not have one nominee for a district court because dianne feinstein has been given an extra constitutional authority senators love to give each other power shouldn't we just stop this larry aren't.