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Aunt Retells the Tragic Story of J6 Defendant Matthew Perna
"Rest of your holiday weekend and please enjoy the show. Well if you listen to my show before I don't know if you just tuned in or when you tuned in but I was telling a story about these new January 6 videos which now clearly tell an entirely different side of the story I said a lot of stuff happened on that day we've talked about it candidly fairly on this show for a very long time what bothers me is the left was looking to hide an entirely different side of what happened that day not us it was them doing because they don't want you to see the entire story they want you to see what just died and one of the stories is about a really tragic case of a gentleman named Matthew Perna and here to discuss that is a good friend and a real warrior his aunt Jerry thanks a lot for taking the time we really appreciate you coming on today thank you for having me on well we met through police tapes this movie we did and I remember seeing you on the Dinesh had sent me kind of a screener rough cut of the movie and I'm watching you talk about Matthew and what happened to Matthew and my wife I looked over and she couldn't take it neither could I it was such a horrible story if you could tell the audience what happened with Matthew let's and yeah just just tell them what happened your your version of it is really kind of tough to listen to but everyone needs to hear it well Matt went to the Capitol on January 6th he thought going he to was be part of a celebration that day the crowd was big and he got you know into the crowd and it was announced that Mike Pence had certified the election results it wasn't exactly what what he had planned and as the crowd moved forward they went to the Capitol and he was in a huge crowd of people people and he did go in he went inside a door that had been previously opened he walked around inside the building filming from his phone and he walked out he went back to his hotel he made a live Facebook video talking about the day the video is still visible on our website he was very calm and cool just talking about the day and he he made a comment that he said Mike Pence proved himself to be a traitor today and he said but don't worry don't worry this isn't over yet and that was basically the way he said it and about a week or so later I'm sitting on my couch in Florida maps up in Pennsylvania and I saw a post Facebook that said the FBI had posted pictures of people from January 6 so I clicked on the link and I was scrolling through the photos and lo and behold there's Matt's picture and I was speechless I didn't know what to do so I called one of my brothers up in Pennsylvania and I said you need to go to Matt's house first thing in the morning his picture is on the FBI website so six o 'clock in the morning warning my brother shows up at Matt's house and Matt already knew that his picture was there and he and he had contacted a retired police officer and asked him what he should do he told him to call the local office saw the FBI in Newcastle Pennsylvania so at nine o 'clock in the morning that's exactly what Matt did and Matt seriously thought this was all a huge misunderstanding he just needed to explain that he didn't hurt anybody he didn't break anything and he thought this would be resolved and so the FBI came out to talk to him and I had a couple of my brothers there present as witnesses and they listened to Matt's story and they made it seem like yeah I was just a misunderstanding and they left and Matt called me and I said you know I don't like the sound of this I said I'm coming home so I a got on plane and I flew home that week and I said we need to get you a lawyer and we did we got him a lo lawyer and and behold the FBI showed up and arrested Matt that week while I was there and they took him in and they processed him and they may let him go he was not placed in custody he was told he had to report to somebody if he were to leave the was charged with four misdemeanors the regular ones the rating disorderly and conduct and we met with his attorney his attorney said oh this is nothing this is just a slap on the wrist you've never been arrested for anything before don't worry about it I've got this well then they slapped 220 of the J sixers with the felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding and that's when it got serious but his attorney was still saying don't worry this is this is nothing so somebody sent me video that they had of matt outside of the capitol at 2 55 in the afternoon and I says well that's almost 45 minutes after congress adjourned you hadn't even gone inside yet he said no so I thought well there's your evidence right there it's right there on video you didn't go inside you didn't obstruct anything so I sent it to his attorney and his attorney said it nope doesn't matter they said he was there so it was an obstruction and and that video isn't going to help so this was a start of a nightmare a nightmare watching matt worry and deteriorate because the newspaper facebook social media everybody was brutal they were showing the video from january six that everybody has seen countless times and calling it an insurrection and matt's community turned against him his business which he ran through social media was taken away from him all of the accounts were he disabled and didn't want to leave his house anymore and he would have meetings with his attorney that were you would have to go into the attorney's office and they would meet with the judge via zoom because of the whole covid mess and they would cancel those meetings at the very last minute every and postpone them and it would just wear on him because he would prepare himself mentally what he was going to say and they would say up it's been canceled and this went on for quite some time and um that was deteriorating something awful he no longer ran he was a runner he gave away his television because he couldn't stand to see the news anymore with his picture on his dad was who is my oldest brother has parkinson's disease and it was affecting him something awful and matt felt very guilty about the effect it had on his dad and as the year was coming to a close it was almost christmas matt had lost a ton of wait he was vomiting blood at this point and he told his attorney just i just need this to be over what's the best way for this to be over his attorney said plead guilty you're looking at six to twelve months in a federal prison camp minimum security and matt says okay what then i'll that's do and matt was going to he told me i'll turn it into a positive he said i'll teach my fellow inmates help them get their geds i'll work on another degree for myself at the time matt was very intelligent and very giving so that was settled and the hearing was scheduled for march the third and a week before the hearing matt called his attorney and he said i just have a bad feeling it's just a counseling came over me so that's the day my mother died march the third his attorney says well matt i have bad case they've postponed your your hearing again to april fool's day and the prosecution is looking to add a sentencing enhancement of terrorism and this could have taken matt's sentence to nine years in jail matt called me on the phone sobbing that day uncontrollably sobbing sobbing i could not hardly understand him he kept telling me he he loved me kept apologizing to me for losing all of my friends because i lost every friend i almost almost everyone i ever had over this and i told him don't worry we're going to get through this together don't worry god's not going to let you go to jail i promise you this and he told me he loved me i told him i loved
If You're a Marxist, You Cannot Be a Practicing Jew
"I just saw a report where Bernie Sanders is demanding that any aid to Israel will be conditioned on basically destroying Israel and in in that that report they said Bernie Sanders is Jewish. Jenny Raskin is quoted all over the place and Jenny Raskin as well as another cabal of Marxists in the house who are Jewish are demanding that Israel unilaterally cease firing a guy by the name of Noam Chomsky In my view as a Marxist he helped form one of these Jewish groups that you see on the Capitol month or so ago and so forth and they're Jewish by birth but they're not Jewish in any other way. If a guy called Thomas Friedman at the New York Times I'm going to talk a little bit more about him here who writes these unhinged columns When he writes them about Israel they all have the same thread. It's repetitive. It's almost illiterate. Yet he gets these Pulitzer Prizes. That the state of Israel shouldn't exist as it exists now that if you like anybody but radicals to that government then the governments are legitimate and should be overthrown and on and on and on. The same Thomas Friedman who was going to go If you're a Marxist or if you embrace Marxism in one in certain form or another. You cannot And Marx writes about violent revolutions. know their revolutions. the status quo. Most Marxists are also anti -Semites. He might say but some of them are Jews. I mean, Mark, you just talked about Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders is one of the leading Israel haters in our country. Noam Chomsky on the destruction of Israel. Jamie Raskin's father Marcus was very close to the old Soviet Union and I would argue he was a communist.
Shocking Video Reveals Hidden Truth of January 6th Incident
"Dan Bongino. Well, if you listen to my show before, I don't know if you just tuned in when you tuned in. But I was telling a story about these these new January six videos, which now clearly tell an entirely different side of the story. I said a lot of stuff happened on that day. We've talked about it fairly candidly on this show for a very long time. What bothers me is the left was looking to hide an entirely different side of what happened that day. Not us. It was them doing that. It's because they don't want you to see the entire story. They want you to see what just happened on one side. And one of the stories is about a really tragic case of a gentleman named Matthew Perna. And here to discuss that is a good friend and real warrior, his aunt, Jerry Perna. Jerry, thanks a lot for taking the time. We really appreciate you coming different on story. Well, thank you for having me on. Well, we met through Xtapes, this movie we did. And I remember seeing you on the, Dinesh had sent me kind of a screener rough cut of the movie. And I'm watching you talk about Matthew and what happened to Matthew my and wife. I looked over and she couldn't take it. Neither could I. It was such a horrible story. If you could tell the audience what happened with Matthew and just tell them what happened, your, your version of it is really kind of tough to listen to, but everyone needs to hear. Well, Matt went the to Capitol on January 6th. He thought he was going to be part of a celebration that day. The crowd was was big and he got into the crowd and it was announced that Mike Pence had certified the election results. It wasn't exactly what he had planned. And as the crowd moved forward, they the went to Capitol and he was in a huge crowd of people and he did go in. He went inside a had door been that previously had opened. He walked around inside the building filming from his phone and he walked out. He went back to his hotel. He made a live Facebook video talking about the day. The video is still visible on our website. He was very calm and cool just talking about the day. He made a comment that he said Mike Pence proved himself to be a traitor today. And he said, but don't worry. Don't worry. This isn't over yet. And basically the way he said it. And about a week or so later, I'm sitting on my couch in Florida. That's up in Pennsylvania. And I saw Facebook posts that said the FBI had posted pictures of people from January 6th. So I clicked on the link and I was scrolling through the photos. lo And and behold, there's Matt's picture. And I was speechless. I didn't know what to do. So I called I called one of my brothers up in Pennsylvania and I said, you need to go to Matt's house first thing in the morning. His picture is on the FBI website. So six o 'clock in the morning, my brother shows up at Matt's house and Matt already that knew his picture was there. And he had contacted a retired police officer and asked him what he should do. And he told him to call the local office of the FBI in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. So at nine o 'clock in the morning. That's exactly what Matt did. And Matt seriously thought this was all a huge understanding. He just needed to explain that he didn't hurt anybody. He didn't break anything. And he thought this would be resolved. And so the FBI came out to talk to him and I had a couple of my brothers there present as witnesses. And they listened to Matt's story and they made it seem like, yeah, it was just a misunderstanding. And they left and Matt called me and I said, you know, I don't like sound the of this. I said, I'm coming home. So I got on a plane and I flew home that week. I said, we need to get you a lawyer. And we did. We got him a lawyer and lo and behold, the FBI showed up and arrested Matt that week while I was there. And they took him in and they processed him and then they let him go. He was not placed in custody. He was told he had to report to somebody if he were to leave the area. And, um, and he was charged with form for misdemeanors, the regular ones, the parading and disorderly conduct. And, um, we met with his attorney. His attorney said, Oh, this is nothing. This is just a slap on the list. You've never been arrested for anything before. Don't worry about it. I've got this. Well, then they slapped 220 of the J fixers with the felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding. And that's when it got serious. But attorney his was still saying, don't worry. This is, this is nothing. So somebody sent me video that they had of Matt outside of the Capitol at two 55 in the afternoon. says, And I well, that's almost 45 minutes after Congress adjourned. You hadn't even gone inside yet. And so I thought, well, there's your evidence right there. It's right there on video. You didn't go inside. You didn't obstruct anything. So I sent it to his attorney and attorney said, Nope, it doesn't matter. They said he was there. So it was an obstruction and that video isn't going to help. So this was a start of nightmare. a A nightmare watching Matt worry and deteriorate because the newspaper, Facebook, social media, everybody was brutal. They were showing the video from January six that everybody has seen countless times and calling it an insurrection. And that's community turned against him. Um, his business, which he ran through social media, um, was taken away from him. All of his accounts were disabled and it was house anymore. And he would have meetings with his attorney that were, he would have to go into the attorney's office and they they would meet with the judge via zoom because of the whole COVID mess. And they would cancel those meetings at the very last minute, every single time and postpone them. And it would just wear in him. Cause he would prepare himself mentally what he was going to say. And they would say, Oh, it's been canceled. And this went on for quite some time. And, um, Matt was deteriorating something awful. He no longer ran. He was a runner. Um, he gave away his television cause he couldn't stand to see the news anymore with his picture on it. His dad was who is my oldest brother has Parkinson's disease and it was affecting him something awful. And Matt felt felt very guilty about the effect it had on his dad. And as the year was coming to a close, it was almost Christmas. Matt had lost a ton of weight. He was vomiting at this point. And he told his attorney, I just need this to be over. What's the best way for this to be over his attorney said, plead guilty. You're looking at six to 12 months in a federal prison minimum security. And mass is okay. Then that's what I'll do. And Matt was going to, he told me, I'll turn it into a positive. He said, I'll teach my fellow inmates, help them get their GEDs. I'll work on another degree for self at the time that was very intelligent and very giving. So that was settled. And the hearing was scheduled for March the third. And a week before the hearing, Matt called his attorney and he said, I just have a bad feeling. It's just a bad feeling came over me. So that's the day my mother died March the third. And his attorney says, well, Matt, I have bad news. They've postponed your, your hearing again to April fool's day. And the prosecution is looking to add a of sentencing enhancement terrorism. And this could have taken Matt's sentence to nine years in jail. Matt called me on the phone sobbing that day, uncontrollably sobbing, sobbing. I couldn't hardly understand him. He kept telling me he loved me. He kept apologizing to me for losing all of my friends. Cause I lost every friend. I almost, almost everyone I ever had over this. And I told him, don't worry. We're going to get through this together. Don't worry. God's not going to let you go to jail. I promise you this. And he told me he loved me. I told him I loved him. And that And I, I can't tell you the devastation that our family has felt. We're a big Italian family. We're very close. We never had any of our nephews or nieces ever in trouble before. And, um, now that some of this video evidence came out this past week, and it seemed I didn't even know it was on Twitter. Somebody messaged me and said, this looks like your nephew. And there's Matt walking calmly through the Capitol past six Capitol police officers just standing there
There Was a Full-Blown Riot in Front of the DNC
"Of donuts i'm not like stephen hawking or anything like that but i covered it segment this this dnc pro this protest at the dnc democrat national headquarters last night by the pro -terrorist group and folks i gotta tell you i was shocked i was i was on a plane before i wasn't watching a lot of you know cable news stuff or whatever and like i said i get in the hotel and you know whatever brush the dientes i sit down in the bed getting ready to go sleep lily white's party right i hit the power button on the cable what the hell is this here's like a full in front of the dnc wait jim what was that statement you just read to me about that thing because folks i want you to listen to this do you have it i want you to listen jim you read it if you get it up if you get it up get your mind out of the gutter you read this statement and tell me how this this sounds like any different from the january sixth thing tell me about by they portrayed it and yet today there's no outrage in the media because they were pro -hamas people that were at the democrat headquarters there's no basis minimal coverage at best people got hurt last night the fbi from what know i is not engaged in a full -blown x uh uh investigation excuse me none of that but listen for a second jim's gonna read this and you're gonna say to yourself gosh that sounds like a lot of what they said after january sixth yet no spawning response to him dozens of people were kicked need and punched in the face by police officers u .s. capitol police say roughly a hundred and fifty demonstrators were illegally and violently protesting with at least six officers injured well some congressmen were evacuated from dnc headquarters during the protest while others were entered into the basement by law enforcement while sounds like an insurrection doesn't it folks sounds i'm right this is the same thing you were told about january sixth worse than pearl harbor it was worse than nine eleven thousand times worse and yet if you're not if you listen to the show today you pop on cable news last night like before i dropped into lily white's party and you didn't see what's going on you're like wait that happened last night because you got lives you got real job i don't have a real job it's a fake job you got real jobs you got you're getting your kids back from like baseball games and soccer games and preparing dinner and getting ready for work if you didn't see that story you have no idea mike queue up for me cut four this is just audio of the end and folks believe me if if the if the definition of insurrection is what the democrats want you to it believe is then what happened last night at the DNC headquarters is without a doubt an insurrection I just want you to listen seconds in this check this out back yeah the lookups got thrown thrown down the stairs so yeah two thumbs up he's such a radio guy he keeps in case you don't realize what's going on here Jim because he has to control the on and off button on the mic for me he keeps turning his mic off if they're just just leave the mic on okay don't worry about it don't worry about the mic
A highlight from Mindful Gifting for Caregivers and Dementia Navigators
"Remember the joy of unwrapping a thoughtful gift that was just the right fit for you? Well, being a caregiver doesn't diminish that need, it just changes it. Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, who brings with her an array of gift giving ideas for caregivers and those living with dementia. Our conversation zigzags through a spectrum of unique gifts, focusing on both physical items and shared experiences. Welcome to Fading Memories, a podcast for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. I'm your host, Jennifer Fink. My mom had Alzheimer's for 20 years, and when I went looking for answers, I had to start a podcast to find them. Join me as we navigate the challenges of dementia caregiving together. This podcast is your beacon of support and empowerment. Let's share our experiences, find solace, and discover the strength within us. Get ready to embark on a transformative caregiving journey with Fading Memories. 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I was on your show a while ago, but you haven't been online. Yes, vice versa. Yes, I love Fading Memories and I love that it's part of the whole care network. Definitely, so. We're all part of the same family. So you've been podcasting for six years as well, right? Yep, I'm in my sixth season. I launched in November's National Family Caregivers Month. So happy National Family Caregivers Month, everybody. And that was a launch. I try to do some kind of special every year, but I think I don't really have a launch this year. Just keep on keeping on. I've been really focusing on the speaking part of my business and really trying to get out there as far as reaching different companies and organizations to scale the caregiving support. Yes, it's definitely something we need. So where should we start? Do you wanna start with gifts for caregivers or gifts for people living with dementia? Let's, I mean, I'm always one to put the caregivers first. So like - Sounds like a plan. Yeah, so I think when it comes to buying gifts for caregivers, anything is probably going to be appreciated, right? We're just so grateful that somebody has been thinking about us and has us top of mind. But there's a lot of different things you can do, I think, for a family caregiver. And of course I also like self -care focused ones because not only are you giving them a gift, but you're giving them a tool of something that can help them mitigate burnout. So anything from like stuff that they would use like every day, we just had this in the fall, we have a sister's weekend and we do this favorite things party. Have you ever heard of that? Where we decided we were gonna each bring three things. We were gonna be $25 or less. This might be a great idea for someone to do as a swap exchange for their book club or their caregiver support group or whatnot. But I brought three of the same things. We kind of presented them, they're not wraps. But I got a lot of good ideas there this year for things like we had the things to clean our glasses, which would be a good thing for, they're called peeps. They're good for caregivers and for care recipients. Anybody who's wearing sunglasses even because they get grody, right? Very practical gift constantly. And then we had things like I'm wearing it now, actually. I love this Maybelline Lifter Gloss. It's affordable, it tastes good. Not that you're eating it, but you're gonna get some in your mouth on something. Smells good, it stays on decent. So I had brought that as part of mine. And then there was some cool body scrubs and lotions from, I think it was called La La Licious. So I think anything that can help us, oh, a boom stick was another one. It was like stuff that, this would be a very handy little makeup tool for a caregiver because you can put some quick color on your face, you can use it on your lips. Like it's one of those try it anywhere type of things. That's something you could like throw in your purse or your bag and when you look in the mirror and go, oh, it kind of looks so painful. Emergency, emergency. Yeah, put it, throw it in your self care tote. So I think little things like that, everybody's got different budgets these days as far as stuff that you can use. We did this, I do a Happy Healthy Caregiver virtual cafe is kind of every other month I do different kind of support where I wanna do some kind of a unique event for caregivers and introduce them to something. We had a Zentangle consultant come and teach us how to Zentangle. And it's basically like you're creating patterns. It's an abstract art, but it's very meditative. And she had given away as part of a prize this Sakura Zentangle artist tool set, it's like $20. But the thing with Zentangle is you use these little paper and you use like a micro tip pen. And so it's the little kit for that. And I like it because it's portable. You could throw it again in a self -care tote bag and pull it out just to kind of like, I need a mindful moment quick. Cause I'm a journaler, I love my journal of course, but I got that here too, the Just For You daily self -care journal, it's a prompted journal. And this is one form of meditation and doing that, but the Zentangle and an art journaling is another type of where it just gives you calm and peace. I can tell you, I felt very differently at the beginning of that session than I did at the end of the session. So something creative there. But I think too, when you're given a gift for anybody, whether it's a caregiver or care recipient, like just thinking about that person and what they naturally like and what they care about or what they maybe have mentioned to you in conversation could be something that would spark something. I was thinking, unless you know for sure they have a green thumb, don't give people a plant. They don't need something else to take care of. Yeah, I think as caregivers, right, we crave less things to take care of. The only exception I have to that would be the, I did get an AeroGarden one year, it's like for herbs. Right now I have basil, my basil is like taken off. And even if I can't use it in what I'm cooking, cause I'm not like this huge culinary chef, I learned this tip from another caregiver, Lisa Negro, where she said, she rubs it in her hands and smells the basil on her hands. I've been using it to freshen up my garbage disposal. Like I literally take some leaves off of it and put it in there to make it smell better. That's a really good idea. And I have a good idea cause I have the same issue. I have two pots with basil in it. I mentioned the other day, we needed to do a pasta dish with pesto. My husband was like, why? And he's like, oh, nevermind, I know why. Cause the plants are like big. It's pesto time. Yeah, it's like, and that's not something we normally eat a lot of anyway, cause you know, a lot of olive oil, it's not the healthiest sauce, but it is tasty. But I have been making basil mayonnaise and you basically just grind up, I think it's like half a cup of mayo and a third a cup of basil. I just do it to taste cause when I did it per the instructions, it needed a little more basil and I had a little more basil, so I threw it in there. And I am telling you, that is, that makes lunch just - Oh yeah, it's just like a little extra special and all you need is, you know, food processor or you know, maybe a blender, I don't have a blender. So I just use the food processor, grind it up and - Sounds yummy. It is really good and it's, you know, I throw just a touch of lemon juice in it just to kind of give it, you know, a little extra, what do they call it? Brightness, which that's a very strange culinary term, but yeah, it's delicious and it's, you know, you just plop in however much mayonnaise you need and then keep adding basil until it tastes the way you want it to taste, super easy. Never thought to use that. I think like little things like that, where you take something that people are doing all the time and you can maybe elevate it a little bit. So think about like, if someone's a tea drinker, you know, how could you make that special? Like, you know, tea, splurging on teas that they might not buy for themselves or the presentation of it and packaging it all together, maybe with some biscotti or something like that. Like it just like treat them, treat them to something spectacular. I also think anything pampering, like a massage gun or a silk pillowcase or a obviously nail appointment for their, you know, find out from their person where they go for those types of things and a gift certificate to that. I'm a big reader. So like reading is really fun for me, but sometimes, you know, there's lights now that you can get. I don't wanna hold a flashlight at night. I don't necessarily like reading a Kindle book all the time. So, but there's lights that you can light up and I can think of caregivers using that cause sometimes we're doing those things in very precocious types of places. What else would be good? I mean, any kind of activity that you can help encourage. I'm into pickleball recently. Have you tried to explore pickleball, Jennifer? No, there is a big pickleball teams in our community. I have very wacky vision. So I don't have depth perception. I have blazey eye and it wasn't corrected until I was four. So I could very, very much understand my mom's visual processing problems because I have similar ones myself. I don't realize, I know I don't have depth perception, but it's been this way my entire life. So, it's not abnormal for me, but I don't like balls getting hurled at me cause I'm ducking and I'm not trying to hit it back. I could probably play with the hubby, but you'd have to hit the ball gently towards me or else it's not gonna be very fun. Yeah, yeah. Well, I love it cause it's an accessible sport. It's definitely geared, it's for all ages, frankly, but something like that could be fun. Like, hey, let's, I think experiences are amazing. Let's take a pickleball lesson together. Let me take you on a hike. I got you this fun little hat and I looked up a hiking trail, something where you can really be someone's self -care cheerleader and have some kind of an experience together, a cooking class, a lesson of some sort where it's kind of a twofer, right? They're learning something and they're getting away from the caregiving world for a moment. And if you're looking for cooking classes, I did one through King Arthur Baking. It was called Pizza Perfected and it was on Zoom cause they're in freaking Vermont. So I'm not getting there anytime soon. Totally want to go, I use tons of their recipes, but yeah, it's like, I don't know how we got into just really, we really like to make our own pizza at home. We haven't done it for a while cause life, but it's not that hard, especially when somebody walks you through it and they sent you the video after, you know, like the next day. So you got to do it live and I think it was like 40 bucks. It wasn't expensive and it was at least two hours. And I have the video, it's saved in my Dropbox files and I can access it if, you know, cause there's some techniques that you don't necessarily know, you know, and I mean, just learning that technique was worth the 40 bucks, but it was a nice experience. So if you can't get out or, you know, I don't, I live in the Sierra foothills, so I don't live near things, even though I'm only an hour north of the state Capitol. It's like, there's some pros and cons to smaller air, quieter areas, depending on the day, sometimes the cons outweigh the pros, but yeah, there's, and I'm sure there's other places that do online cooking. I bet there are. And even, you know, maybe your person, your caregiver is not a person who enjoys cooking at all. And then, you know, I know for me, I used to dread the question as a sandwich generation working caregiver, like what's for dinner? And I'm like, oh, why do these people have to eat all the time? So something like that could be, you know, a subscription to like the green chef or some kind of prepared meals, or even like a Uber Eats or a DoorDash gift card for those, what are we gonna eat emergencies? I think all of that, I mean, just putting yourself in the mind of all the things, if you're a caregiver listening, like what you wish you had and what would have been helpful for you, having someone mow the lawn, like, or I'm gonna do your laundry this week. Like there's a lot of things too that even if you don't have a budget, like just showing up for someone else and doing something, taking something off of their plate would be amazing. Yeah, you could offer to help put up decorations for the holidays or you could offer to help do some deep spring cleaning, which the only reason that's coming to mind today is my golden retriever goes to the dog park regularly and the dog park has its own lake.
Ron DeSantis Weighs in on Nikki Haley's Gubernatorial Record
"Bring it up if she does bring it up she's very defensive about it what do you make of that well look mark at the end of the day are you somebody that's producing results or are you just in office to bide time and my view was I sat when I down at the desk in the state capitol when I first took office as governor I looked around the office said I don't know what SOB is going to succeed me but they're not going to have anything to do because I'm taking all the meat off the bone I'm I'm not gonna waste any time I'm gonna get all this stuff I promised done and I've done that everything I promised I would do I have delivered on and these are very consequential things as you mentioned I think somebody like Nikki she's Haley running away from her record as governor because her main task as governor she saw it was to recruit investment from the Chinese Communist Party into South China she was the number one ranked governor at bringing in China into her state when she was governor and she actually South Carolina gave away mill land to the CCP five miles away from a military base for them to do a business venture there and that was very consistent she went to China with the World Economic Forum back in the day she took other junkets there and this was something she wrote a love letter to the ambassador when she was governor saying what a great friend China was so that's just that's very consistent that was her world view that was what she did now she's trying to say she's a completely different person on all that and she's trying to trying to run away from it she's also never gotten involved in fight a and actually fought on behalf of conservatives and won me for example we've lot of done different things in Florida like protect girls and women from having boys and men go into their bathrooms and locker rooms when she was governor of South Carolina she killed a bill that was being proposed that would have provided those protections and so this is just a pattern with kind of how she does things doesn't stand up when it matters is basically catering to the more liberal Republican donor class. now this Republican donor class is interesting because I was watching one billionaire on TV And it was bizarre sometimes I wonder how these guys get to be billionaires But that's but just me governor anyway first he said he supported Trump then he supported then he supported Tim Scott now he's supporting Nikki Haley isn't that kind of bizarre I mean do these billionaire donors not all them but these these what is it it's the the flavor of the day or they all now all the ruling class corporatists are they now and I'm I'm yes this gonna suggest is the case the ruling class rhino corporatists are now betting on Nikki Haley a lot of them are no well I think there's a couple things one I think the fact that a guy like me I'm not just
A highlight from George C. Wolfe - 'Rustin'
"Monarch Legacy of Monsters, an Apple Original Series. The world is on fire. I decided to do something about it. On November 17th. This place, it's not ours. Believe me. The most massive event of the year arrives. If you come with me, you'll know everything, I promise. Oh my God, go, go, go! Monarch Legacy of Monsters, streaming November 17th. Only on Apple TV+. My guest today is one of the great storytellers of Stage and Screen, which is why it's only fitting that he's here at the Fest to collect the Storyteller Award. He's a playwright best known for writing 1986's The Colored Museum and co -writing 1992's Jelly's Last Gem. He's a theater director best known for directing the original Broadway productions of Angels in America Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Perestroika, two landmark plays in 1993, and a host of Broadway musicals, including 1996's Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk, 2004's Caroline or Change, and 2016's Shuffle Along. And he's a screen director best known for directing the 2005 limited series Lackawanna Blues and the films Night in Rodanthe from 2008, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from 2017, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom from 2020, and this year's Rustin, the story of Bayard Rustin, the gay civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Over the course of his career, this 69 -year -old has been nominated 15 times for a Tony Award, winning three for best direction of a play for Angels in America Millennium Approaches in 1993, best direction of a musical for Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk in 1996, and best special theatrical event for Elaine Stritch at Liberty in 2002. He was nominated for an Emmy best directing for a limited series for Lackawanna Blues in 2005, and he has twice been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing of a miniseries or TV film for Lackawanna Blues in 2006, which resulted in a win, and for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2018. The New York Times' Ben Brantley has described him as a brilliant stage director, arguably the best now working in the American theater. The Los Angeles Times declared, there are few living talents who could be viewed as as much of a New York theater institution. Interview Magazine said it would be difficult to overstate his status on Broadway, and Tony Kushner proclaimed that he is the premier theater artist of my generation. And those are just the quotes about his work in theater. There are many more about his work in film. But without further ado, would you please join me in welcoming to the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and to the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter Podcast, Mr. George C. Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe, thank you so much for coming to Savannah. Glad to be here, glad to. Let's just start at the very beginning. Where were you born and raised, and what did your folks do for a living? I was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. My mother was a teacher, and she later became a principal of the schools. I went to that school. She taught me. It was horrifying. My father worked for the state government, and that's that. For the first eight years of your life, the town in which you grew up was segregated. Yes. You have spoken about wanting to go see a movie, 101 Dalmatians, and not being able to do that because of your race. Well, my grandmother was this incredibly ferocious figure who would take on anybody. I telling remember her that I wanted to go see 101 Dalmatians at the Capitol Theater. I remember her calling and them telling her no. It was sort of startling and shocking and fascinating because it was the first time I'd ever see her come into contact with a no. So that was fascinating. But then it integrated, and then at one point, when I went to high school, I was editor of the high school newspaper, and I went and convinced the man who ran the Capitol Theater that I should go see movies for free so that I could write reviews. He said, but by the time the review comes out, the movies will be gone. I said, but it's cultivating a love of movies, and so that's what my column will do. It was my slight payback because then I got to go see movies for free. I love it. Let's talk, though, there's a moment you've described over the years. You were in fourth grade, and your, at that time, all black grade goes to an all white class. But that time, I think it was probably a little bit older, so I got about the PTA and the singing. Well, I think by that time, Frankfurt was integrated, but I still went to this black school which was connected to a university there. And the principal, this woman named Minnie J. Hitch, you told us, because we were going to be singing a song, and the lyrics were these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame. And she told us that when we got to the line that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame, we should sing it with a ferocity and that we would shatter all racism in the room. So I literally remember these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch, you know. And then racism was gone. And racism was gone, exactly. They were all transformed. But it sort of was like so cluelessly wonderful for somebody to tell someone that young that if you say words and if you say them with power and conviction, you can change people. And that sense of potency of conviction and language was embedded in me, and it's never left. When did you see your first theatrical production that was done professionally? When I was 12 or 13, my mother went to do some advanced degree work at NYU, and she brought me a log, and it was one summer. And so I saw a production of West Side Story that was done at the State Theater at Lincoln Center. Then I saw a production of Hello Dolly with Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey. And then I saw a production, as it turns out, from the Public Theater and Mobile Unit that Cleavon Little played Hamlet. Wow. And it was done in Washington Square Park. Wow. And some in respect, each of those three productions had, I think, a lasting impact on a kind of aesthetic. Right. And the thing interesting about the Mobile Unit, it was free. And so it was seeing the rawness of that energy of the audience was also very, it was very, very, really wonderful and really interesting and great. So the throughout rest of your time in high school, you were increasingly involved in theater and school. I don't know if it was specific, I think, was it writing, directing, acting? What were you focused on at that point? Acting and directing. And also it's very interesting because when I went to that high school, I stuttered really intensely. So this is one thing I was talking about earlier. So they decided that I was stupid because I stuttered. And so they called my mother over to the school to say, and they wanted to put me in remedial classes. And she says, are you crazy? No, that's not happening. And so I developed an Evita complex. So I said, by the time I leave this school, I will be running it. And so I was editor. I was drum major. I was the worst drum major since the dawn of time. I just, you know, I was editor of the newspaper, of the literary magazine. I just did all these stubs just to, you know, how dare you dismiss? I could tell. And I never heard the story about them calling my mother over, but I could tell I was being disregarded. Right. I sensed it. And I went, no. So you start college in Kentucky and then move to Pomona and California. What at that time? This is there. Oh, yeah. We're doing the whole thing. Exactly. What was the idea of going out to California? Was it just to have a change of scenery or did you were you already thinking maybe that's where you go if you want to be in show business? No, not at all. I had always dreamed of going to New York. I would I would watch, you know, TV shows that were set in New York, like the Dick Van Dyke Show. And I remember this is kind of neurotic and crazy. But I what I really I was obsessed with Disney and I wanted to have my own amusement park. But I wanted money. I knew you need a lot of money. So I decided that actors made a lot of money. This is when I was seven or eight. And so and I knew the actors starved. So when I was seven or eight, I used to practice not eating. So that when I went to New York, this is insanely true that, you know, that I so I could deal with it, you know. Well, little did I know one doesn't need to practice starvation. So you graduate from Pomona, go to L .A. for a little while to do theater, to do theater. OK, now theater, as I guess you quickly concluded, is primarily in New York. Well, yeah, I mean, at one point I did shows and I started to get some good reviews in the L .A. Times. And then I got called in. I don't even remember for to be a writer on a sitcom. And and I and I said something funny and they said, oh, he's quick. We're going to have to tie one hand behind his back. And I took that literally. And that's when I went I'm moving to New York. You know, I just was it was like time to go time to go time to go confront a whole bunch of other stuff and things I need to learn and get smarter about. Well, so, OK, you move. It's 1979. You're in your 20s. You moved to New York. Early 20s. Early 20s. Right, right, right. Very early. In fact, I was 19. I was just pretending to be 20. Something like that. Yeah. You moved to New York. There are a number of years then after moving there that were we can say lean. You got to put into practice not eating so much. You what said once quote, I came to New York to write and direct. And when I got here, a lot of my rage came out. Close quote. What do you mean by that? Well, it's so interesting because in L .A., it's you know, it's you know, there's more space. So so, you know, poverty and wealth are very much so separated. And then in New York, it's, you know, they're next door to each other. And the intensity of the inequity at the time, plus the fact that I had no real power over my existence, sort of magnified all of that. And I remember I remember seeing I remember at one time seeing this image of this of this woman in a fur coat. It was winter and eating chocolates and there was a subway vent and there was this homeless woman sitting there. And she had newspaper wrapped around her legs instead of boots. And she was like like crazy and was like and just seeing those two images next to each other. It's you know, it's the thing about New York. Every single time you step foot outside your front door, you see somebody who is worse off than you and you see somebody who is living a completely different life to you. So you have you get instant perspective whether you want it or not. So in those those leaner years, you are teaching a little bit. You're going to get your own MFA at NYU Tisch in dramatic writing, your... Dramatic writing and musical theater and a double MFA. And then there's a opportunity to have a work of yours produced for the first time at Playwrights' Horizon, which is a big deal. Playwrights? No. And how did that go? Well, it it was interesting. It was it was ultimately the best thing that could have happened for my career. I didn't direct it. I wrote the I wrote the book and I wrote the lyrics for it. And it and there were things that in the rehearsal process that I. And also, when I first came to New York, I said, I'm a writer and director, and they said, no, you can't do both. You have to focus in on one. I said, but I could do both. And they said, no, you can't. So I focused just on the writing. So then I there were things that were happening in the rehearsal room that I knew weren't right. But in the spirit of ra ra ra, getting along and being good guy and all this sort of stuff, I didn't object. And then I remember there was a tornado passing through New York City on the day my bad review came out. So I'm standing on the corner of 95th and Broadway with the winds blowing. I'm reading this hate review. And it was so very painful. But it was really interesting because it was very good for me because, you know, I went, oh, if this happens again, if I get another bad review. And of course, I've gotten bad reviews. But if it's going to be because it's my vision. Because it's I because I put every single thing I had on the line. Everybody, we're only in the room to make a very beautiful baby. And if we become good friends as a result of that, that's fine. But we all have a responsibility. The people that you're collaborating with to do their finest, best work. And you have to do your finest, best work. And it was interestingly enough, when I was at NYU, the piece that I wrote that bombed, I went, oh, this is going to be successful. And then there was this play that I wrote just for myself called The Colored Museum. And yeah, none of y 'all applauded when I said the title of the other thing, Paradise, did you? No. But that's what happened. It was the most interesting thing because I wrote one for success and I wrote one for myself. And that was the thing that succeeded. And so it was a very deeply, deeply, deeply valuable lesson. It was just like, and then eight weeks later, all those people who trashed, eight weeks, no, eight months were that it were eight weeks. Eight months later, all those people who trashed me were going, oh, where has he been? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. And I'm so glad it happened that way. I'm so glad that the first piece was treated that way so that therefore it gave me a clarity and a sense of responsibility. And doing and doing work that I believed in and and that was that I believe mattered as opposed to something that was going to lead to success. It was just one of those slap you in the face and get smart, George. So you mentioned The Colored Museum, which let's just say, though, you know, you had you're coming off the rough review. How did you even get the opportunity to do The Colored Museum, which is going to as if you don't know, it was the first big success for Mr. Wolf. So how did that opportunity even come out of that? Well, it came out of that because I was at Playwrights Horizons because the guy named Lee Richardson, who was running a theater called Crossroads, said you're at Playwrights Horizons. And I don't think there's ever been a black playwright at Playwrights Horizons. Do you have something else that you've written? I said, well, funny you should ask. Dada, Colored Museum. And so that's how it happened. So there is there were they were both connected in a in a in a way that didn't seem so at the time, but was sort of brilliantly perfect. I want to ask you. So The Colored Museum is produced at Crossroads in 86 and then moved to the Public Theater in 87, which you'll notice the Public Theater, the great off Broadway institution, is going to come up quite a few times in this conversation. But for people who weren't around at that time or don't know or whatever, can you describe what The Colored Museum is about and what the controversy backlash that that provoked was? Because it was you you had to develop thick skin early on because it was not all fun and games in response to that one either. Well, but that was different. That was called pure unadulterated jealousy. So that was that was that was just, you know, I came from nowhere and all of a sudden I'm at the Public Theater. And Frank Rich wrote a wrote a review, a rave review, and said it's the kind of playwright who takes no prisoners. And people thought and that meant he kills people. The language kills them. And people thought that that meant I was soft. So it was just like that was just dumb cluelessness. That was very that was very easy to dismiss. And and, you know, and it was it was just jealousy. It was and that I, you know, I went, oh, my feelings are hurt. Oh, I'm over that. OK, go to hell. You know, it's just sort of like I didn't I didn't sweat about that. Well, tell us a little bit about the show, because this is your big success. First. Yeah, it was first. Well, it's it's interesting when I was at NYU. In the dramatic writing program, there are about three or four people writing plays about old black tap dancers, and they didn't happen to be old black or tap dancers. And so and I was just I was just I just thought about it. And I said, so somebody has figured out, has made a decision or dynamics have been created so that people have decided what black is. And I'm going, I'm black, I'm black my entire life. And I view it as this ever changing, complicated, insane, brilliant, amazing thing. So it was an effort to shatter, shatter any preconceived notions that I thought were going to stand in the way of what I wanted to create. So I wrote this play, which was eight exhibits set inside a museum. So I wanted to shatter all the perception, any perceptions that were in my head. So it's to liberate me to go in any direction that I wanted it to. And that's what happened. And it became this and it became this very successful show. It played, I think, for I think for 10 months at the Public Theater. Then it went to the Royal Court in London. Then it toured all around. And now it's it's high schools do it now and stuff, which is great. So it's in. And then as a result of it, then I started getting interesting from that. I went from, you know, being completely flat broke to then I met the kids of studios. I got Mike Nichols wanted me to write a movie for him. Robert Altman wanted me to write movies. So all of a sudden, you know, these job opportunities happened. But it wasn't for many years that you actually went into film. In the meantime, you were kind of seizing this interest in the theater, this opportunity now in theater. There was a person who is legendary by the name of Joseph Papp, who founded and ran the public, who took a great interest in you and, you know, brought you in there. And and we can say, you know, in addition to producing the colored museum, right. Named you one of three resident directors there offered to have a producing entity within the public for you. This was a big champion to have. He then passes away in 1991. He gets succeeded by a lady who was there for only 18 months. And then in August 1993, this institution of the sort of first thing that comes to mind when you think, at least for me, off Broadway comes looking for a new director. How did you become aware that there was interest in you for that position? And was it was that job, which you then spoiler alert, got and held for the next 12 years? Was it what you thought it would be? Nothing is ever what you think is going to be. But that's the point of the journey. It was actually it was I was I directed a Broadway show called Jealous Last Jab. And then I was then offered Angels in America. And and then I was in the middle of directing a seven hour play. And then they called up my lawyer and said, we want to talk to George about running the public theater. And I went, well, I'm kind of busy right now. Can they come back after? And they said no. And so they wanted to make a decision. So when I was in rehearsal, it was announced that I was running the public theater. It was I loved the thing which I loved. I loved, loved about running the public theater was giving artists money, giving artists money and spaces where they could go do work. It was that, you know, because I after after Jelly, I went, oh, this is hard. Surviving Broadway and dealing with all of these all of the dynamics and the money and the audiences and all of that stuff. This is really, really hard. And you have to be really, really tough. And so I knew all these artists who were really gifted, incredibly gifted people, but maybe weren't as tough. Can we can I just mention a few? Because these are shows that were given a spotlight by you in those years, which, in fact, several of them were just revived in the last couple of years. So decades later, people are, you know, coming back to them. But let's note, Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992. This was a dear, dear, very Smith and important show there. That was 1994. We had Top Dog Underdog, Suzan -Laurie Parks wins the Pulitzer for that 19 excuse me, 2002. Take me out again. Just revive. So these are the kinds of people who were talking about where you can. And this the public was not particularly known for its being inclusive prior to your tenure. Well, I'd say it was I think probably yes. I think it's also a place that gave us, you know, for colored girls and it's also a place that gave us for short eyes. So I'm so I would I wouldn't totally agree with that. And also these were very smart artists and these were tough artists. But there were, you know, it's just you people when you're beginning, you need a place to play, which means you need a place to fail so that you can get smarter. Like I had with Playwrights Horizons, you need you need to to do the work and not feel the pressure of it being the biggest hit in the world because you're growing and you're learning and you're getting smarter and you're getting tougher and you're learning more savvy. Just like the things that I allowed on the first production that was done, I didn't allow on the second one. And so you get, you know, so you're growing, you're growing all these muscles. It's not just your talent muscles. It's your your ability to defend yourself and to protect your work and to go, I disagree with that. And, you know, I remember one time there was a writer who was doing a play and a couple of things got really wonky at rehearsals. And I said, well, why didn't you speak up? He said, well, I was just scared that I was actually doing a play at the public theater and somebody was going to discover I didn't know what the hell I was doing and throw me out. And it's that fear you have to get. You have to realize that fear and doubt and other stuff, all that stuff is a part of growing and you have to have permission to grow. And so that's that's what I took on very much so, which is creating a space that was there. I wanted the I wanted the audiences and the artists there. I wanted it to look like the subway at rush hour in New York. I wanted to have all kinds of people there. So that was the thing that I loved after a while. It became very, very clear to me that as much as I was creating spaces for other artists, it was very challenging to be one. And while being in charge. Well, let's go back to, again, what you were doing when you got that opportunity to go there, because this was the beginning. While you're creating these opportunities for people off Broadway, you were making your first inroads on Broadway. As you mentioned, Jelly's Last Jam, 1992, you co -wrote and directed this about Jelly Roll Morton and the birth of jazz. Your first Broadway show musical with Gregory Hines and small role the first time you're working with Savion Glover. And this gets 11 Tony nominations, wins three and sort of leads to Angels in America. Now, this is it's been looked back at. I think the New York Times looked at it as the greatest show on Broadway of the last 30 years. It's an all timer, obviously, but you first saw it as a spectator in Los Angeles. It started at the Mark Tabor Forum. There doesn't sound like there was even a thought in your head that you might ever have anything to do with this. How did that change? Well, Jelly had opened up and I worked with a producer named Margo Lion, who passed away, who was a very dear friend of mine. And everybody, you know, and there were some changes that were going to be made from the Tabor to when it moved to Broadway. And she brought my name up and Tony Kushner and someone called me up and said, Tony Kushner wants to come and talk to you. I said, OK. And he came over and he talked and I had never read the play. I had only seen it. So I talked to him about it and just gave him my observations.
Monitor Show 14:00 11-09-2023 14:00
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Nashville Shooter's Manifesto Released by Steven Crowder
"With this intra conservative like, Oh, I did it. Crowder's people got it out there. Good for them. They deserve the credit. Any other media outlet acting like a little child refusing to credit them. Shame on you. Shame. Thank you. Here's some stuff from the trans shooters manifesto that the media obviously wanted it hidden because the media has played up the threat of white supremacy around every corner only for the last five or so years. The trans terrorist calls it death day. Notes. She notes here. The day has finally come. I can't believe it's here. Don't know how I was able to get this far but here I am. I can tell you because our FBI has been too busy investigating grandma with a MAGA hat who spent six seconds inside the rotunda of the Capitol I'm a little nervous. She notes but excited to been cited for the past two weeks. There were several times I could have been caught especially in the summer of 2021. Look at that Jim. It says it right there. There were several times I could have been caught planning a terrorist in Nashville. But what was happening in the summer of 2020? Oh they were spying on Donald Trump. The evidence is that. None of that matters now she notes. I'm almost an hour and 7 minutes away. Can't believe I'm doing this, but I'm ready. I hope my victims aren't. My only fear is if anything goes wrong I'll do my best to prevent of the sort. God let my wrath Take over my anxiety. I might be 10 minutes tops. It might be 3 to 7. It's going to be quick. I hope I have a high death count.
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Monitor Show 14:00 11-03-2023 14:00
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Monitor Show 14:00 11-02-2023 14:00
"The world is more complex than ever, but that complexity pushes me to look at the bigger picture. I'm Emily Chang, and I cover tech, culture, innovation, and the future of business for Bloomberg. At Bloomberg, reporters like me dig into the context of a story, so you understand how it impacts you. Because context changes how you see things, how you change things. Context changes everything. Start watching my shows and more at Bloomberg .com. do on its own to support Israel. Bloomberg, sound off. Politics, policy, and perspective. From D .C.'s top name. The skeleton caucus is at war with itself. Members of Congress would have a press conference every day if somebody would cover them. There is bipartisan support for Israel. This is one of the big ones we only see once every decade or two decades in the Middle East. Bloomberg, sound off. With Joe Matthew and Kaylee Lyons on Bloomberg Radio. Republicans in the House prepared a vote on Israel funding, but the Senate says it's a non -starter. The President says he'll veto it. So what happens next? Welcome to hour two of Bloomberg Sound On as we approach votes on the House floor today. We'll bring you up to date from Capitol Hill. We'll be joined by Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida for her view on what's about to happen. Insights from Bloomberg Politics reporter Mike Doerning, he'll be along this hour. And we'll talk to Bloomberg National Security reporter Dan Flatley, the head of Apple's quarterly.
Monitor Show 05:00 11-02-2023 05:00
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Christopher Wray: Hamas May Exploit the Situation to Attack U.S.
"Pour in our southern border you here's the denouement here cut three gym so again NBC News told you a couple weeks ago don't pay any attention to Dan Bongino and those guys warning you about an elevated terror in threat the United States it's all a big conspiracy theory really listen to Christopher Wray your FBI director up on Capitol Hill yesterday talking about the quote conspiracy theory check this out but as I said a few moments ago on top of the homegrown violent extremists and domestic violent extremist threat we also cannot and do not discount the possibility that Hamas or another foreign terrorist organization may exploit the current conflict to conduct attacks here on our own soil we have kept our sights on Hamas and have multiple ongoing investigations into individuals affiliated with that foreign terrorist organization. Jim's got a confused look on his face he's like that's weird Dan that sounds like exactly what you said a month ago when NBC News called it a conspiracy conspiracy theory the eighteen -year -old journalism major at NBC News who ran out of Jergens in his basement now that he just decided strange how when I tell you it it's a conspiracy theory yet yet when Christopher Wray goes up and tells you the exact same thing all of a sudden we're supposed to take it seriously. yeah I didn't even include part 2 part 2 of the tweet the FBI says there's no information indicating a credible terrorist threat in the United States telling you what you can trust
Monitor Show 14:00 10-31-2023 14:00
"Pop culture is something that touches everyone. It's how we fill our leisure time and how we enjoy ourselves, particularly when you're talking about the famous people and big personalities in entertainment and tech. There tends to be a need to sensationalize, but what I enjoy is explaining to people how the things that they love get made, come to be, and how people make money off of it. I'm Lucas Shaw, and I cover the business of pop culture for Bloomberg. My job is to uncover how entertainment is changing and explain what that means for you, because context changes everything. Bloomberg Sound On, politics, policy, and perspective, from DC's top names. The resulting caucus is at war with itself. Members of Congress would have a press conference every day if somebody would cover that. There is bipartisan support for Israel. This is one of the big ones. We only see once every decade or two decades in the Middle East. Bloomberg Sound On, with Joe Matthew and Kaylee Lyons, on Bloomberg Radio. The administration makes the case for funding Israel and Ukraine. Welcome to the fastest show in politics as the Biden administration presses lawmakers for more money. We'll be talking about here in hour two of Sound On, the secretaries of state and defense on Capitol Hill today. We'll talk more about it with Republican Senator Rick Scott, who's going to join us live from Capitol Hill with insights today from Alex Zirdan of Capitol Peak Strategies. Former advisor policy on the National Economic Council as we try to follow the money.
Monitor Show 13:00 10-31-2023 13:00
"Pop culture is something that touches everyone. It's how we fill our leisure time and how we enjoy ourselves, particularly when you're talking about the famous people and big personalities in entertainment and tech. There tends to be a need to sensationalize, but what I enjoy is explaining to people how the things that they love get made, come to be, and how people make money off of it. I'm Lucas Shaw, and I cover the business of pop culture for Bloomberg. My job is to uncover how entertainment is changing and explain what that means for you, because context changes everything. to support Israel. Bloomberg Sound On. Politics, policy, and perspective. From DC's top names. The Republican caucus is at war with itself. Members of Congress would have a press conference every day if somebody would cover that. There is bipartisan support for Israel. This is one of the big ones. We only see once every decade or two decades in the Middle East. Bloomberg Sound On with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg Radio. The administration makes the case for funding Israel and Ukraine. Welcome to the fastest show in politics. As the debate over funding gets real on Capitol Hill, even as we watch both wars unfold in real time, we'll have the latest from both sides of the Atlantic and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue in a conversation with Michael O 'Hanlon from the Brookings Institution with analysis from our signature panel. Back together today, Rick Davis and Jeannie Shanzano, Bloomberg Politics contributors. They're with us for the hour with a lot to cover and we start as always.
A highlight from Code Carbone Interview - Will Elizabeth Warren Apologize For Crypto FUD? SEC Gary Gensle Coinbase, IRS Rule, US Bitcoin Miners
"Optimism is at an all time high as it relates to the courts and Gary Gensler following the XRP case, following the grayscale decision. People are looking at this like, man, anything can happen. And if Coinbase is going to be successful with their motion to dismiss and they're going to move on from the SEC as enforcement action here, you're going to get a lot of questions in DC. This content is brought to you by Uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. I've been a user of Uphold since 2018, so I trust this platform and I can vouch for it. They have a full functional app, a full functional website, and they carry Bitcoin and all the top all coins, including stable coins. You can also trade precious metals on this platform and as well as 37 fiat currencies. So Uphold is available in over 150 countries and they are a safe platform. They have full reserve of customer assets. They don't commingle or lend your funds out and they provide audits of their reserves. So it's a safe platform and I trust it. I vouch for it and I've interviewed the CEO, the CFO and other representatives of the company. So if you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is Cody Carbone, who is the Vice President of Policy at the Chamber of Digital Commerce. Cody, it's great to have you back on. Tony, thanks so much for having me. Great to be here. So Cody, it's never a dull day with crypto in DC and there's been a lot going on, but I want to start with the digital chamber or the Chamber of Digital Commerce, excuse me, meeting with the Digital Power Network. I saw a lot of tweets and a lot of talks about Bitcoin mining, meeting with different members of Congress. Tell us about that and what the goal of the Digital Power Network is. Yeah, thanks for the opportunity. This is something we're super proud of and excited about, the potential of this new Digital Power Network. So what it is, it's an affiliate of the Chamber of Digital Commerce and people are probably wondering like, why is a digital asset trade association starting an affiliate? Well, as you know, and I know many of your viewers and listeners know, there are a lot of financial services related issues in crypto. We're always tackling what's going on at the SEC, the CFTC, what's happening with the different bills in Congress. Bitcoin miners have a little bit different of an agenda. They have a little bit different of an issue set. And so as we were looking at all the miners, we realized that the best way to serve them is really giving them a dedicated home that just focuses on their issues, focus on the issues related to energy and energy security, to national security, to supply chain. And so we started the Digital Power Network to make sure that we had this dedicated entity that just focuses on advocating for Bitcoin miners. And we started about a few weeks ago. And what you were referring to last week on Capitol Hill was our first introduction to the halls of Congress. And we went and we brought a lot of our miners and met with almost 40 members of Congress, which is awesome. The DPN represents about 50 percent of the U .S. hash rate of mining. So I like to say the largest collective of Bitcoin miners in the United States and that new affiliate will be their advocacy and education home for all things Washington related to their issues. That's great. And to your point, it makes sense to segment the Bitcoin miners because they're a segment of the market or industry is so unique. It's not like other all coin projects and NFTs and DeFi, but it's a lot of energy and job creation locally and getting the infrastructure and all these things together. So that's really awesome. Yeah, I mean, you just said it. You said it best. Energy security, community revitalization, all the jobs that they're bringing into usually these somewhat depressed communities and how they are taking over, you know, former coal plants and fossil fuel plants and truly revitalizing them. And they're creating something great out of it, their energy use, and they're creating Bitcoin. It's pretty awesome to see. And it's awesome that they now have a dedicated home to advocate for them in D .C. Question for you, you know, historically, there's been a lot of pushback on Bitcoin mining because of, you know, the energy FUD and different things that people have brought up over the years. But it seems to be less of that around Bitcoin money. Now, is it because like the work you folks are doing, educating, getting members of Congress up to speed, dispelling incorrect reports and headlines that are based on sensationalism? It seems like there's being more of an embrace around Bitcoin mining, especially in states like Texas. And, you know, I've been talking to various Bitcoin miners and they're expanding across the United States. I like to think so, that it's from our work and it's from the great work of the miners and, you know, kind of dispelling these misconceptions and bad narratives. It's hard to argue with facts. And if you look at the facts, if you were going to remove Bitcoin mining from the United States, it would have virtually zero impact on the climate. The fraction of energy and electricity that Bitcoin miners are using really does not make a difference on the climate, but they are doing really cool things, methane mitigation with using renewable energies. And we talked about already the community revitalization and providing jobs. And so when you lay out, some of the publications we've seen in some of the other sectors, take away those headlines and you look at the facts of what Bitcoin miners are doing for the United States, especially while China has shut down Bitcoin mining, it's hard to argue or come up with any issues related to Bitcoin mining. And that is what our effort is supposed to do is addressing those misconceptions and making sure members of Congress are educated. They're starting to wake up and that's the beauty of it. I saw you met with Pete Sessions, if I'm not mistaken, I had interviewed him a couple of years ago and then also Mike Flood. And did those meetings go well, you know, were they open all those things? They went awesome. Pete Sessions, I saw that interview you did with him a while ago. He is he's a character. He is fun to talk to and he can go on tangents, he is great and he has truly been a champion for Bitcoin mining. It helps that Riot has their Rockdale plant in his district. So he has witnessed firsthand the benefits of Bitcoin mining for the community. And then Congressman Flood, it was interesting. You know, we went in there to advocate for Bitcoin mining and all of a sudden it felt like the tables had been turned and he's advocating for the miners to come to Nebraska. It was like, I see the benefits of this and I've got these young Nebraska kids who are hungry, who want good paying jobs. And the first thing I think of is Bitcoin mining. And we have the cheapest power in the whole country in Nebraska. And we've got a ton of renewable energy because we've got all these data centers coming in to use our cheap power and they're offsetting by putting up wind turbines and hydro dams and nuclear. So Bitcoin miners come to Nebraska. And that was an interesting dynamic you don't usually get in really cool. So the meetings could not have gone better. And both sides of the aisle, truly, Republicans and Democrats were embracing Bitcoin mining. We had a few Democratic offices that said, I had no idea, you know, Bitcoin mining can do all these things. Like I thought Bitcoin mining was hard hats, soot on their face, coal mining. And so if we have any takeaway from the day on the hill with the digital power network, it's, I think mining is just a bad term. And maybe there should be a campaign around addressing that term and trying to change it. Maybe it should be just Bitcoin processing or data processing. I don't know. We can, we'll probably figure that out later on, but we addressed a lot of those misconceptions and we were good. We were happy to see the positive reaction on both sides of the aisle. That's awesome. That's great to hear. And you know, I've spoken to quite a few Bitcoin managers and you know, some of the things they mentioned is that to what we're talking about, bringing jobs back to the United States in a sense, replacing some of the manufacturing jobs that have left the country permanently and which the United States as a macro geopolitical thing is trying to bring back. So it's creating jobs. And I think that's important. So it's a win -win. Absolutely. I mean, you look at some of these communities where they had these smelting plants or these coal plants, when they shut down, all those jobs went away. And then those people, I mean, those were huge job generators for the community and huge revenue generators for the community. Because when you lose those jobs, you lose barbershops, you lose restaurants. And so having these miners go in there and take over some of those plants, doing something good for the economy and the environment, and then also creating jobs, it really revitalizes whole communities. For sure. All right. Let's move ahead to Elizabeth Warren, the wall street journal and crypto fun. Favorite topic. So the wall street journal based on elliptics updated data, they did issue a correction. Some would argue it's not a full correction, but they did address some of the issues. Elizabeth Warren has not issued an apology or retracted any letters. What are you hearing about this? And do you expect her to do anything along those lines? I do not. I think she is a, to her credit, a masterful lobbyist and a masterful messenger and communicator. And when she sees a crisis like what is happening in Hamas and before Hamas, it was North Korea using bitcoins for weapons proliferation, she will use it to her advantage to push her agenda. And that is exactly what is happening here. So there was a hearing last week in Senate banking on illicit finance and terrorist financing. And this was shortly after the elliptic statement came out. It was when a lot of the community started to push back on the facts and the data from that initial wall street journal article. And instead of showing any kind of contrition or retraction in her testimony, Senator Warren doubled down and said, this is a problem and we need to address it. The only way address it is my bill. If you look at her bill, it doesn't do anything to address it. It does nothing to solve the terrorist financing aspects of what is happening. And we agree from the chamber side, and I think the entire industry would agree, there is a problem here. We don't want any terrorists or any bad actors using cryptocurrency because it makes all of us look bad. And we only want this to be used safely by consumers who want to solve problems with the technology or they're looking for a new financial system. So will she retract? Absolutely not. She's building a coalition and she thinks she's right. The hurdle that we need to get over with Senator Warren and some people that signed on to her coalition and her legislation is that they still don't believe digital assets, cryptocurrency, blockchain technology should exist. That's the hurdle we're trying to get over is, there's a lot of people in government in Washington now and say, okay, it's here. I might not like it, but I think it should exist and we should regulate it. Those people are easier to work with. The people who say, I don't like it. It should never exist. Send it overseas. That's the Warren camp. And those are the people that are signing onto her bill and her letter. And those are the people that are harder to educate. Yeah. I find that really incredible that they don't ... This is not 2009, 2010. We're not in 2017 where you could have made those statements and maybe had some credibility, some validity to them. But in 2023, where BlackRock is filing for a Bitcoin spot ETF and all these other countries are opening up finance and regulations, the EU passing regulations, they're actually saying that. Is that a ... I know how politics works. Is that purely the lack of education or is that grandstanding optics and things like that? I think from, I would say 90 % of the people who are signing on to Senator Warren's effort, lack of education. It is, I call them blank slate members of Congress. They have no understanding of the technology. And to their credit, they're very busy. And the only time that they read about the technology is usually in a headline. And so they probably only associate Bitcoin cryptocurrency digital assets with FTX and now Hamas. And if that's all you know about this technology, you're probably like, oh, I don't like this either. Why should this exist? And that is where Senator Warren is a masterful lobby or be like, I agree, I've got this bill, sign on and we can get rid of it. I think that's the lack of education component. I think for Senator Warren and some of the other members of Congress who are clearly more sophisticated on this, but they don't believe it should exist. They viewed digital assets as a threat to the US regulatory system. They believe giving people an opportunity to have a new trustless financial services ecosystem where they can transact peer to peer without relying on the government or these super regulated intermediaries is a direct threat to everything they've been building, creating more and more financial regulations. They don't like that. That scares the heck out of them when their solution for most things is more government. There needs to be more government involvement. And so when they see something that's popping up and their constituents are getting interested in it and big institutions are getting interested in it, and it is the antithesis of everything they're advocating for, more government regulation, more and more and more, they see it as a threat and they want it gone. And that's the mindset I think that Senator Warren and some of the other more sophisticated members of Congress who truly don't like this stuff and want to remove it. That's where they're coming from. So obviously the Chamber and many other crypto advocacy groups are working on educating and doing a lot of groundwork in DC to try to change that. But how can the listeners, the average Joe and Jane who are listening, how can they help steer, help you guys steer the ship in the right direction with these people who are working with Elizabeth Warren? There's one way. It's really simple. You have to make your interest in this technology known. You have to call your members of Congress. It is really easy for a member, especially those like that 90 percent of blank slate members to ignore something they're not hearing about from their constituents. If their constituents start calling them and saying, hey, I have Bitcoin or I have XRP or I have Ethereum and I really like I'm using this stuff and it's helping me send money to my family overseas or name what problem and then name a solution that the technology is helping you solve that problem. Raise that with your member of Congress. It's hard to ignore that. Now, when you're not hearing anything from your constituents and this seems so foreign to you, it's very easy to ignore because then all it seems to them is, oh, it's this kid billionaire who committed this scam or it's this terrorist group in the Middle East who's doing this. And my constituents don't need any part of this. Let's remove it. That's when it's easier to ignore. So call your member of Congress, educate them, tell them why you're using this technology and start and really once you start to light up those phones in the and they'll answer. I promise you, the staff will answer your calls if you call them. They always do write letters, call, visit the district offices, tell them why it is so important that we keep this technology in the United States and why you're using it. That makes a world of difference and will help all of the different advocacy groups in D .C. Hmm. Yeah, that's that's a great call to action. So everybody listening, get on those phones, email.
Monitor Show 06:00 10-30-2023 06:00
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"u.s. capitol" Discussed on WTOP
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"u.s. capitol" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
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"u.s. capitol" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"But if you're investigating this case you wanna go ask this guy what he knows about the drugs that he if he if he is the one that george floyd youngest took that day that based on the toxicology report they cannot determine. Whether or not george floyd would have died anyway. The toxicology reports concluded that. If george floyd was just found in his house same situation that they would declare that it was an overdose. They're not saying that is what caused it. Because they they have these other circumstances but based on what they found in his body and what the prosecution is going to argue. Is that no. No george floyd was an addict. He built up. Tolerance and defense is going to say no. So that's why it's relevant whether or not he knew he was taken into the history taking specifically fennel and it's drug dealers pleading the fifth. He's the guy who you're gonna ask those questions. And this scenario imagine this scenario chauvin gets off. Jovan gets off. George floyd drug dealer. The guy in the car with them gets taken in and gets convicted. Hell will break loose. Yes if this guy gets chauvin gets off that will make hell break loose. I don't think that other story unless they actually make it a big story. I think chauvin getting off. We'll make alberic loose no matter what no matter what so. i think. that's what we've got to watch out for for sure but the power of journalism is pretty strong and we're not going to know the real story and you can still get people going nuts. I actually tweeted and got some naps for saying from now on going to put an asterisk next to the word journalism because not that we shouldn't already have. But lester holt. Who was getting the. Edward r murrow award for lifetime achievement in journalism said he thinks is becoming clear that fairness overrated that we should always give both sides. Equal weight does not reflect the world. We find ourselves into so this is this is activist. Journalism like activists judiciary. He says that the sun sets in the west is a fact. A contrary view does not deserve our time and attention. But as you point out when you're talking about things like a trial when you talk about the facts and the and the legal question. Those are two separate things and the facts are not always crystal clear. If this guy is going to be the arbiter of the facts then he can just say something like. Isn't this outrageous that that guy is going to jail and not chauvin when in reality the facts of what killed. George floyd is what's actually important and what we need to do is no all the data and if you cannot determine it you can't put the guy you cannot actually convict chauvin now. What chauvin did might have been otherwise. Could've been attempted murder but but it wouldn't actually be murder if if he wasn't the cause of death so they these so your and this guy. Lester holt comments were highlighted on reliable sources. Sewer and here is the thing. You're gonna love this it. He the newsletter from reliable sources most unreliable source on television says. They praised lester. Holt's speech as being a sharp critique of both side is a show. oh my gosh. Scientism always remember the narrative warfare stuff where she was talking about how narrow narrative warfare. The narratives are so powerful that the most powerful ones.
"u.s. capitol" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"Can i find or anybody is saying that. George floyd was addicted to fennel now fenton all's an open to but it's different and it's much more powerful than the other opioids like oxycontin oxycodone dorsett and the amount of how lethal it is so i'm not seeing that argument either anywhere. Which makes me think that he probably was not addicted to fennel and his girlfriend during her testimony. She said they got the drugs. The oxycodone the oxycontin. They usually got the drugs from the man who was in the car with george floyd during his arrest. Which is morris. Lester hall now. More semester hall said the public defender submitted a motion to the court saying that if called to testify that he would plead the fifth. Because he doesn't want to incriminate himself and there's a couple of reasons why he might do that. He gave the cops a fake name The day of the crime at the scene. He was a war alpher arrest because of a felony firearm possession felony domestic assault and a felony drug possession so he had a lot of incentives there and there could be more incentive that. I'm not seeing anybody talk about this relevant question that the jury is going to have to consider and decide based on what they get here from from. The lawyers is whether or not they believe. George floyd died because of the knee that was on his neck or because of the fenton all and other drugs it was in his body. there's also methamphetamine. That was in his body as well. And that's a tough tough thing for the jury who's not medical experts to figure out. So what i wonder about did george. Floyd know that he was taking sentinel. What did he routinely fenton all to build up that tolerance or did he routinely take take cone and on this day he took a he took oxycodone a fake oxycodones that was actually laced fenton all which ultimately killed him and the latter instance is something. That's been happening across the country at an increased rate in twenty twenty specifically specifically in minneapolis minnesota. Four times the amount of fake oxycodones laced with fenton all has been pumped into minnesota and has led to deaths from overdose skyrocketing in and around minneapolis minnesota. So much to the point where the. Da issued a public health alert warning about this back in the middle of last year. And all of this is going on these drugs. Were coming in to minneapolis. At the time when george floyd died so there is questions to be asked there and the reason those questions need to be asked us because the da is going hard after drug dealers that sell drugs to people who think it's one thing but actually it ends up being laced fenton all and killing them and there was a case in december. Two thousand twenty. Where the prosecuting a guy who exactly exact situation described. He sold somebody something. The guy thought it was oxycodones turned out to be fake actually kota infant and all the guy took it. He died so and they're charging this guy with minimum of twenty years in prison to life in prison. So i don't know how you find out. I don't know what questions you have to ask..
"u.s. capitol" Discussed on Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
"I take something from the past something real something. You may not know a lot about. But i'm hoping you want to know more about. And i we've modern day thriller around and this one deals with something from world war two but still has relevance today and will affect the german national elections and steve. You're doing a book tour. you do. In an event with the center for the book in decatur but this is virtual right entire tour. This year's virtual normally i do about he cities in about Eight or nine days this year. Everything is virtual. There's of course can't traveling around so we'll be doing. A virtual event bear on my website at st buried dot org under the ident section. There's a link where you can link up and come and participate in advance. But of course now that they're virtual you can participate in any against that so that's the great thing about anywhere anywhere in the world. Anybody can participate in them. I love that. So the center for the book indicators putting this on then what can we get out of this virtual event on march. First a seven o'clock what what are you going to be doing. What we talking about the book of kaiser's well on i. I'm sure that don't be an interaction where they can post questions that i can answer. I know a lot of zimba against i'll be doing have kicked building so i assume it will too. So it'll be very similar to a regular book. Ben except we just won't be all in one room and i noticed on georgia's center for the book dot org. You can get a signed book plate so it even though it's going to be virtual and we're living in this socially distance world you can still get a chance to get the author's autograph assigned book place for all of the events and sent them to them so they have a book placed. They put right in the front of the book with my signature on it which is just as good i. It's it's a real signature. Look right in front. You did it yourself. You did it in person. I did it. Yes new york times bestselling author. Steve berry joins us here on the podcast. Now steve tell me. How does your law training. You're a lawyer for for thirty years. How does that law training come into your book in your writing almost nonexistent to be honest with you I started writing my thrillers. Because i wanted to escape what i was doing. I was a trial lawyer. I did a lot of divorces criminal defense All kinds of things in court. And i would see people at their worst. It wasn't the most pleasant in thing in the world. And you do that for thirty years in a way on you so i write thrillers to escape. And that's what thrillers are there. Scape ism so really. The practice of law didn't really help me much at all in the in the into being anomalous because i didn't write about the lol. I adhere to the philosophy that writing. What you know is a very bad bites instead right what you love if what you know and what you love the same thing wonderful. They're not pick the one you love. And i loved action history secrets conspiracy. So that's where. I would you say that this is a time since we're talking about things. Being socially distance and people are a lot of people are in quarantine of people are are home. Is this the time to explore some things like that like you did. Oh absolutely i mean. We can't travel. You can't go anywhere. It's rollers with a perfect escaped at the perfect thing to get away from it in in my world and caught malone's world is by hero. Cova doesn't exist. I'm not gonna mention any of the books. Because i mean my god we hear about it every day. You don't want to read about it too so you know in my world. It's it's very different so you can stay. We can get away. You can forget things for a little while enjoy yourself. This focus really fun. 'cause he goes to south america and south africa and switzerland and germany. Get to all these places and see all these things it's a. It's a travel log. In my novels the places become almost characters and my readers like that. They want to go to these places. And i keep the descriptions to those places as close to reality as i possibly game. His name is steve berry. He is a new york times. Bestselling author in the new book is called the kaiser's web steve. What changed for you as a lawyer to decide to pick up writing. I know you said you were trying to escape from but did you try other things before you wrote. No no i was a lawyer. And i and little boys in my head telling me to write all writers have but i nord the voice or tin plus years. Finally the summer of nineteen ninety. I listened to the voice and are starting to ride but from the day. I wrote my first word. The day i sold. My first word was twelve years. I wrote eight manuscripts during that time. Five win your publishing houses. They were rejected eighty five times. I made at the eighty sixth time twelve years after i started so it was a very long process for me to get published in during those twelve years. I was still a lawyer. And then i wrote seven more books as a lawyer and publish those so i didn't quit until book eight so for me. It was a it was not anything that happened overnight for. Good sakes of a very long time to get to where i am. Today is at the advice. You give to other writers to just keep writing absolutely because i am living proof you can do it and and i tell people all the time. I may not know beans about how to write but i may world class expert or rejection. Steve perry new york times bestselling author. The new book is called the kaiser. Sweb steve you're from atlanta. You grew up here. When was the last time that you were in town in. How's it changed from the time you grew up to now. Oh gosh when i grew up in atlanta. I know there was no interstate system. They were building the interstate system in the early to mid sixties. When i was a kid you know there were no suburbs. When i grew up you went downtown to riches shop. You know the the very first mall ever built up. There was the north decamp. all out. you know Everything i watched atlanta changed completely and utterly change from everything i i left in one thousand nine hundred seventy before have never lived there cents but i went back many many times. Last time i was there was in two thousand nineteen. We were supposed to go in twenty but we couldn't go so You know thanksgiving of nineteen was the last time i was there at a so so different. Now it's it's huge. It's maybe oh. But i still know my way around. I could still get around town and i You know it's still home. Maybe we'll see a thriller set in atlanta. Had one of those yet. Cotton malone is from georgia so he has that connection to there but most of all most of my books are overseas and international throws. I did five american books but for the future. Cotton stay overseas new york times bestselling author. Steve berry has a new book. It's called the kaiser's web georgia's center for the book dot org where you can go and find the link for the virtual event on march first where you can join him and you can find the link where you can purchase the book and get assigned book played which steve guarantees that he signed by hand and is just as good as if you met him. Absolutely steve thank you so much for joining us on the daily post podcast research. You have him thank you. This podcast is brought to you in part by. Am nine twenty. The answer atlanta's home for news opinion and insight. Just go to am970theanswer.com to listen live. That's am nine hundred thousand theanswer dot com. Thanks for listening to the gwinnett daily post. Podcast this podcast is a production of bgi group. Please can subscribe wherever you get your podcast..
"u.s. capitol" Discussed on Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
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In steve in my correct in saying that this is a historical. What if type of book. The fancy term would be an international suspense thriller. He deals with action. History secrets conspiracy. And this one deals with something from world. War two still has relevance today and will affect the german national. Has the time. Come for you and your family to buy or sell. A new home peggy. Slant properties is here to help. Peggy and the team have been gannett and areas for thirty eight years. Helping folks just like you and me. Peggy slapped properties consist of more than thirty five realtors that realized fostering strong relationships. We community is the key to their business. They work with you. Regardless of circumstance residential homes are newly built they have listings all over the county in. Today's climate you hear a lot of noise from others on how they can help you. The difference at peggy sloppy properties. They're buying and selling for neighbors. 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Junior and verdon andrew nali attempted to and did corruptly obstruct influence and impede an official proceeding and did conspire to do. So that is cal. Hoon and nelly forcibly entered and remained in the capital to stop delay and hinder congress's certification of the electoral college vote. Now they can only leave residents for work education church services. Medical substance abuse of mental health treatment. Attorney visits court appearances. Any court ordered obligation and activities. That must be approved in advance by the courts. Pretrial services office or supervising officer. He must also be placed under. Gps monitoring surrender. His passport submit his weekly scheduled to his probation officer. By no later than friday of the preceding week and have no contact with mr calhoun. If gwinnett county public schools offered an opportunity for its roughly twenty five thousand employees to get covid nineteen vaccine from public health officials more than sixty percents of the educators. Who are in schools and deal directly with students. Said they would take advantage of it. According to a district survey the school system began making plans to survey its employees about their interest in getting the covid nineteen vaccine shortly after it started to be shipped to georgia in december. The result showed sixty one percent of teachers media specialists counselors and local school technology. Coordinators in the district said they'd be interested in getting vaccinated through an opportunity coordinated by the school system and the health department state representative jasmine. Clark of lilburn is inviting families. Who need help during the covid. Nineteen pandemic to come out and get food assistance this weekend representative clark and the atlanta north georgia labor council will hold a community food distribution event at ten. Am on saturday at lilburn. Alliance church on lawrenceville highway. Tucker event will be conducted on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. And we'll be done in a drive through format trying to be as contact lists as possible due to the ongoing covid nineteen pandemic. A man wanted by villa rica. Police on twenty counts of sexual exploitation of children was arrested in duluth on friday thirty eight year. Old villa resident eric. Rashard harris allegedly molested a young girl whose age was only listed as being under the age of six. He was arrested on child molestation and cruelty to children. In the first degree on february fourth harris bonded out of jail and then was arrested again. 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Bailey faces death on a regular basis through his job as an investigator for the gwinnett county. Medical examiner's office but he was left stunned in september. Two thousand eighteen when he found out he could be facing it in his personal life. As well forty-seven-year-old eric. Bailey had been feeling tired on a frequent basis and he started to notice that whenever he ate or drank. It didn't taste the way it used to be experienced right chest. Pain and after doctors examined him they determined. He was experiencing kidney failure. Bailey is looking for a kidney donor. So he can get a transplant. He's been on the transplant list. For roughly two years but donor has not yet been identified. Anyone interested in possibly being donor for mr bailey can contact embry healthcare and erlanger health system in chattanooga when it county residents will be able to visit the county's tag offices a little later in the day starting next month tax. Commissioner tiffany porter announced that her office will shift the tag office hours on weekdays to be open an hour later in an effort to address higher demand for services in the afternoons new hours. Go into effect on march first. Tag office hours will be from nine. Am to six pm. Next month on tuesdays and thursdays the lawrenceville norcross and snell ville tag offices will stay open an extra hour closing at seven pm. The lawrenceville branch will be closed on mondays however and will continue to offer its nine. Am until three pm hours. On saturdays and now community reporter jp edwards is with former atlanta resident and new york times bestselling author steve berry to talk about his new book. The kaisers were deals with action. Istres secrets conspiracy east..
"u.s. capitol" Discussed on Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
"To fully charged in under forty minutes and so our residents that have electric vehicles are benefiting from that because these companies said we wanna you have a ecosystem going in into electric vehicles. You've got some testing being done in know we have a solar roadway project here. We have solar panels installed on top of a section of our track connected to electric vehicle charging station in in partnership with a french company. And with another a living laboratory called array of here in in in south metro atlanta and this solar roadway is testing how effective Solar panels on roadways can be in generating electricity for electric vehicle charging station. Why that's important is because bias doing it. We got the attention of other players in the electric vehicle charging space. they're like. Hey what's this curiosity lab. They send representatives out here. They kick the tires. They look around the like holy cow. There's really something here. And so then. They come to us other k. Would you let us put in this charging hub pre soon again. Had the sim the symbiosis companies partnering with other ones. All wanting to do something happened to want. Do it here because of curiosity lap. So that's the other end of what how we all benefit is. We have technology that comes through here and it gets tested and sometimes it's either perfected in deployed or. Sometimes it just gets puts us on the radar of other companies. That are like well. We'd like to do provide x. Y. or z. And i could go on and on to you know touchscreen. Lcd monitors our town green. And you know so on and so forth but we have a lot of things that are residents and other residents of when county can benefit by coming to peachtree corners or through peace record. Brian johnson is the city manager. Peachtree corners and i'm jackie edwards for the gwinnett daily post. Podcast this podcast is brought to you in part by a. m. nine hundred ninety the answer. Atlanta's home for news opinion and insight. Just go to a m nine hundred ninety. The answer dot com listen live that's am nine. Twenty theanswer dot com. Thank you for listening to the daily post podcast. This podcast is a production of bg. Angry lees likened subscribe. Wherever you get your podcast..
"u.s. capitol" Discussed on Wealth Academy Podcast - Wealth Is More Than Just Moneyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/paullawrencevann
"Again. Because in all likelihood will happen again. That's just the nature of the beast so to speak so i've seen it happen. In other countries i've studied it war college and You know historically when we look at the country of germany with hitler and with italy mussalini Those are examples of very similar to what happened here on january six and To be really a foundation for democracy Around the world I'm very sure a lot of governments of feel very unsecure based on what they observed and everything else. But i just want to to share what i know and through my experience abandoned the pentagon for twelve straight years than a one. You're working on capitol hill in the us house of representatives so a lot of those members of congress that were all assault on january six. A lot of them. I know them. I met them. Attended their swearing-in ceremonies and You know it's just a just something. Almost out of a bad movie is the way i look at it. So that's what. I wanted to talk about today but what i'm going to part imparting what i wanna say to you is is that now is the time to really observe what is taking place Don't rush in sort of speak in Go out and make some big investments Just kinda wait to see what happens at say Throughout the first quarter of the year and maybe Going into the second quarter at that point things have settled down the vaccines working They're not as many Infections and deaths as a result of covid nineteen and the civil unrest is taking place If the kind of settled down a little bit then at that point it's time to make some moves mussa money around make some investments the markets to get a lot stronger employment was start back up a children be able to go back to school and small business owners to be made whole again and and been able to move forward. So that's what i wanted to share today and really has to be all about peace right now. I don't really think that this is the time for a lot of this Unrest and rioting it makes no sense whatsoever and i guess is not meant to be and is happening and i'm pretty sure to people who are part of it. This is what they want. They would want this. Even if the president was on a second term. It was probably gonna happen. It's like a powder keg that the pressure built up so much and then people are releasing When they're there they breached the capital..
"u.s. capitol" Discussed on The Business of Fashion Podcast
"To better understand the gravity of the political moment in washington. Dc and how evoke cover became a flashpoint amidst the us political crisis. I spoke to robin kvant. The pulitzer prize winning writer. Who is the senior critic at large writing about politics race and the arts for the washington post and whose own column on the topic was headlined. Vogue got to familiar too fast. I i asked her about the mood. In washington dc. Right now and how it feels. As an american seeing american democracy under threat i start with just <hes>. A deep sigh. Because i think that for most people. There's just an element of just. There are no words to really express what we're witnessing and you know it's been for a for a significant part of the country. The last four years have been an exhausting emotional emotionally draining time and <hes>. You know and then add in a pandemic and than to see this. It's just extraordinarily disheartening. And and shocking. And i would also just say i i think there's also an aspect of <hes>. Sort of sad inevitability <hes>. Would have seemed like this was predictable and yet we were incapable of south it. Yeah i agree. Everyone kind of you could see this coming with the rhetoric and that president trump has been <hes>. Spewing out over the last four years using social media as a kind of bullhorn to broadcast this kind of you know hatred and divisive rhetoric. That's from our perspective. Over here in london and i know people other part in other parts of the world you know. We always look to america as his beacon of democracy and to see you know a country that we admire and look up to so much going through this. It's you know we find it. Refined it heartbreaking and really sad as well but you know that point around inevitability. I couldn't agree with you more <hes>. Later today you know. it's wednesday were recording this <hes>. It seems as though president trump will be impeached by the house of representatives. What do you think this will signify in this crisis that america's going through right now this political crisis. I think that's a really good question. I i'm not sure <hes>. You know. I think we've gotten to a point what in at at which every time there's been a sense of okay this is you know the nature like it has to sort of shift at this point shift where the batter <hes>. And we've kind of been proven wrong so <hes>. You know an a president who has been. We'll have been impeached twice as a pretty extraordinary thing. But i think we have really clear evidence from last week that there's a certain percentage of the population who will be undeterred and he will be even more exercise and ultimately a it will it has has starting to cease to be about president trump and he has just bad. A you know the the key. That's unlocked this avalanche of darkness. Really because a lot of the the rhetoric that was being spewed out there at the capitol was related to trump fights. You know there were a list of grievances that people had that really had nothing to do with. He was in the white house <hes>. I think it's bad you know. They've just sort of been given permission to express their grievances in this really violent way. But i do hope that <hes>. You know i'm wrong and that <hes>. The vote will will mean something and will mean something that will shift things for the better. I guess some people's perspective could be that this process that congress is going through over the next few days <hes>. Will be the end of a very dark chapter in. Us history and we have a new administration <hes>. Starting on january twentieth that seems poised to kind of address some of the critical issues that have surfaced during the current administration's tenure but others are worried. Maybe like you that. Actually this isn't the end of the chapter. It's just opening up and has highlighted that have seventy four million people voted for donald trump. There's at least a portion of those people represented by the groups that showed up at the capital last week. That have been kind of in a way activated by trump. And you know there's you know ten potentially tens of millions of these people depending on which you know opinion. Polls you believe what do you. What do you think of that. I get is the end of a particular chapter. What the next chapter will look like however <hes>. I is is the question. And i don't think that <hes>. You know on on january twenty at twelve a one pm you know the sun is magically going to come out and everything's going to be washed away. I think it's going. We're going to have a lot of really difficult difficult work to do. And i think there's going to be a lot of sort of weeding out of some of these pheno terrible elements in our culture and. I don't think that we can really do that until we sort of. Reckon with our history you know for so much of the the rhetoric that's coming from the people who were you know the mob that writing at the capital so much of it to my mind seems to be kind of rooted in american history <hes>. Of that deals with race and gender issues <hes>. And what exactly you know freedom and equality need that have never really that we really never really come to terms with and i don't think that we can really move forward productively until we do come to terms of died and you know a lot of people you know the first thing that <hes>. They will say when people try to go and examine history on and understand what it means for. The president is bat either. Don't wanna go back there. They don't wanna revisit it. They don't want to have that conversation or they simply want to serve you at through these rose colored lenses and sort of glorify it <hes>. And ignore the the worst
"u.s. capitol" Discussed on Say What Needs Saying
"Trump used his charisma and experience and spoke to their deepest fears would a morally responsible person. Be careful of the things they post. Yes that's not the case and we all know that so. I think those were all kind of general sentiment of maybe trump has something to do with it but not necessarily the only person of involved or the the only one directly involved in things like that ran and go ahead. Sorry to cut you off. I see both sides equally. I see the The lighter hand to say that trump. But in my head lizzie. Graham only runs his little circle. And maybe they'll all these and this is where. I also say this a lot. I see this. All the time is that i'm not directly afraid of trim. I can kick his ass. I personally know that. If i had to score it with someone who was seven years old. I think i would fair good chance. I hope they can't run because i listen. If you now listen trip of muffler walk sideways. It would be a bad day. What if trump alone has twelve other people who are defending that. There's something wrong with account and each one of those individuals were voted in by thousands of people in those states and cannot just be trump. it would have to be lindsey. Graham would cruise pick a person this thousands of people behind them so whether it be the senate or your cabinet participant member. It's a trickle down effect. I guess you can't necessarily attack manzi grant for something. The president may impact it. Would you like to give the floor to the hands or you want to go to the chats. Let's give it to a hand we chat so Okay go ahead whenever you want to jump in. Just ask someone to have their hand up. Okay so i d. i definitely see both sides. Brandon said But i do think side. We know what's the first amendment. There are exceptions to that. In that is you know fighting words the expression of your speech that incites violence. And that's exactly what donald trump has done in his presidency over the last four years and it has substantially increased With the you know the progression of the end of his presidency. And i think that in that respect he he should certainly be held responsible for that and on the flip side. The everyone else. Who's underneath him. That that trickle down effect they should be held responsible for their actions as well and the way that they're positing themselves during this time too. But i do think that especially with a role as president. We're not talking about someone. Who's a manager of mcdonald's something we're talking about the leader of our country and so there are different standards of expectation that should be placed on a man or woman who is in that office and in that respect. I do believe that he holds some responsibility for this and he should certainly be held responsible with how his words have had an effect on the american people. Thank you so much. I humbly appreciate your response zach. I know you have an interesting take on that. What's your perspective on trump and the role that he should leader of the country. Yeah oh good. I get now. We got seventeen people in last time. There were only a handful yell at me. No i so. In general i agree with i agree with parts of what said i disagree slightly so i agree that obviously there are exceptions to freedom of speech And i think a better example so rudy..
"u.s. capitol" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Can do my opinion right. I teach you can say kitchens give their opinion. I'm always of that. I've always held that. Because i think they should actually because i agree our subjective opinions color. We're doing but the goal of my class is not for everybody to walk out there and saying storming. The castle was wrong. No that's a silly goal. There's some of my lesson is all my lesson. yes exactly my lessons to clarify. What's going on and you walk out of there and you say well. I think that we do walks out there. Still saying storming. The castle was good. That's walks out with. And then i think i also failed as an educator though just because of my lesson that day doesn't mean that that outcome and by the way an education you often feel with students but i would take that as a personal failure that i didn't get that i couldn't clarify to the point that that student understood why that's not how that's not. That's not what the framers of the constitution intended. You can't tell me that. That's what madison meant. Yeah i would not feed is a failure. I would Last question do you think the complaints that be took too long to respond in condemning. It is that a fair complain about bb now. Like seven thirty in the morning when their compliance. I let the guy have a piece of toast before he starts his care. I don't care to me. That's the kind of issue like if you like him then. You're not gonna complain if you don't like him then you will complain then then then don't complain. That's so nitpicky. Would you rather. He'd take too short to respond. Would you rather takes long. I don't like nitpicking. I like it soccer with your advisers figure out the language post a. He's posted at a normal hour. My opinion i thought it was a few hours ago like the political environment. Is i complete everything. the other side always does. If i haven't done anything then i'll find something to complain. And i think that's also not constructive all right well. We ran a little bit long. I guess because we are unpacking I hope this is helpful to other people as they process for students and others Thank you gentlemen. Thank you allan. Thank you benji. Thank you sorry. I just wanted to do the episode by okay and now the.
"u.s. capitol" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"One is stronger than the out of this but it is a very prominent part of their identity and i think that it is critical to their jewish identities to to have an integrated understandable balanced conception of what it means to be american. And what it means. Jewish what it means to be isreaeli all those different things and how they play. Indiana and part of that is clearly you know. American f os in american values have been built on on democratic ideals. If they don't always live up to them so just as important for us to deal with you know issues of the woke generation. It's also important for us to deal with the issue of a of all different sides of american generation american american identity producing critically. Yeah everything has to be critical support and everything be students says to me. What do you mean. I'm the guy. Defending democracy trump won the vote. This is a. There's an attempted coup to overthrow a democratically elected president from reaching his second term. And so i believe in fighting for democracy. Well i think that. How do you wisconsin. Exactly what i thought. He had a great plan. That was about my plan. If he's still at the end of the day says yeah. But that's what i'm doing okay. I it's not my job to new convince a fool or anything. I'm not there. Took the truth and facts if they really hardly believe that it was a fraud. Jim legend but we have clear evidence that it's not. how can you convince them. That won't be convinced by evidence that point. That's what i'm saying. It's not my point to be convinced it's my point. I thought benji had a great plan. Let okay let's put on the board. What are these things that persist. I'm doing all that right in your mind. You're doing that. That's what that's my job as a teacher. I've i've tried to clarify things as much as i can. I've tried to bring to light. And hopefully we've had a discussion again. I'm not only one of the room. There's other students in the room. And there's back and forth and there's discussion and and you know so. I'm saying i have an obligation also to point out those two factors that if you're if you're not relying on empirical evidence to support your opinion if you are if you're not relying on the institutions functionality. Then then you're not but we know that the state of but we know that they're going to argue over. The empirical evidence no was fraudulent. The evidence is fraudulent. Whatever the not saying my job is not to my job. I thought bench again. I just thought that that be good. Track to take it. You're not letting happens in the states. Yeah we are rather how. The students conceptualize it for themselves. I understand my question is are all conclusions equally valid. No they're not of course like of your conclusion. Is i gotta go kill someone now valid rate there. Because it's wrong. There are rules there are laws. There is morality and ethics. There are times where you have to kill people. A road deaths coming after yes again to kill me. I'm a goal them. Because i don't want to die fair enough. So that if the conclusion is that because they fraudulently stole the election we gotta go out and shoot the democrats shoot to storm the capital back. Make the police back into a corner. Make congress hide under their desks and flee to shelter. that's not that's not a acceptable conclusion So teacher kenneth alan saying. I don't think so no no. I'm not saying i honestly i don't think so i'm saying that that's not that's not goal of my class. I.
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"The senate last night about the sacred duty of the senators for right there talking about their sacred duty. Thought mitch mcconnell actually framed it pretty well as yeah exactly. Yeah there's a way to. There's a way to do that. And there's a way that you're not doing that. You're what you're doing is heresy to that. And so and so. What i am saying is to a certain extent. Obviously education isn't indoctrination. But i do think. In good civics education you are trying to instill into the next generation a civic understanding of the principles of democracy and why they are necessary for public to function as a republic and not as a tyranny. And that there there are obviously also d- shades of gray they're diminishing liberty diminishes the republic and automatically should be seen as dangerous if not lethal but automatically to say that. I don't see why that's dangerous..
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"And passionate all you want. But when you're in a group of people who disagree politically you can still have an intelligent reasonable con con reasonable conversation. That's fair and respects different opinions but ways things actually is particularly easy because it's so egregious that you don't have a lot i mean i don't know who's defending incitement to to to mob attack on the capital like i. I think this one's pretty clearly. So i think that's maybe i mean i think part of it is benjy venues. Not whether. I think that that's part of the in that i would take in terms of the classroom. Which is let's. Let's look at this like categorically what we all agree on is over the line right. What can we all agree on the line. Okay violence that is really just pure violence sake. There was no. There's no real. So their goal was to delay the vote or to stop the vote. You know purportedly. That's the but the truth is it was really violence for violence sake and i think that if you can help students categorize the things which are over the line and then help them understand okay. What is legitimate debate. We can debate you know. What is the path for america going forward. We can debate that. These policies are good and these policies of bad right and by the way rally a protest outside. That's good does good agreed to their point. But that's that's what you do. Democracy part of the categorization. So you know what's bad is is violence random violence for violence machine gun with john protests protests being able to protest able to express your views freedom of speech. Those are all good things. If you're protesting like the whole protests that the election was stolen. i don't know so that's part of the categorizing. That's exactly what i'm saying. So okay so what is legitimate. Debate is is legitimate debate over policies. Is it over the framework of the election. Okay now let's deal with that. What was the election. so what was the process. How's the process here. Because there are people. I mean i've had in my class due to say the election was stolen right and i i would have been prize. Many of those. There's believe that if seventy percent of republican voters believe that then you have to think that's thirty to forty percent of the american population though. It's here's the trick gentlemen. So the question is how you have that discussion in class about how we understand what the processes but deeper problem. Because if i don't like a particular policy and i- rally out in the street to protest it. But if i literally believe that it is true that a conspiracy from within the deep state has subverted democracy then is it unreasonable to storm the capitol building and demand that my america not be stolen from me and does neither words when you pray meal if you frame it that way. It's not that unreasonable. You stole from me still from you stole from me and if you listen to what. They're chanting it's it's our this. Is our house there right so well. Yes and no that the right because it's also a classic you know it..
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"You'd say for people i know that are trump supporters of the response was. Yeah but the black lives matter including was okay. But this isn't like the what aboutism so is in people's personal politics are going to be coming into the conversation and we want to. I think recognize the legitimacy of their political identities but perhaps also to really understand the political context of this. That's why i would hope that. As an educator i can have a conversation the same sort of conversation where perhaps questions might be asked but i should be that position either and recognized that most environments are going to have a mix right yeah. I think it's rather how i would think about. It's the same conversation. But i'm thinking about how the conversation would be based on. The room is as in for those. Those you know seeing it at a pro-trump you want wanna bring those voices of you know but look at these white nationalists and treated clearly. If it was people of color you have to recognize. It would be different in the way they treated. The black lives protesters the summer in dc versus the. You can't deny that there is an issue. There is a systematic issue. Here i wald the same time for group of people that only season in that lens. It doesn't take away from the people that say. Well you know. There are some policies of the trump administration. There are actually really good for humanity. Rayasam jesse cut like this awful events. And i think the twenty fifth amendment is something that should be on the table. And maybe you shouldn't do the last thirteen day. Like i am not a trump supporter. But i can't want to bring into the conversation that i can still recognize the who is really bad. For democracy in america there's still policies that affected the country and perhaps affected music citizen of israel. Middle east you know like with the peace process and the abraham accords and things like that. There are actually very good for humanity..
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"Right we're doing also were ourselves processing correct correct. So why. why do you think that our role is more complicated as ex. Pats pressing it. Is that what you mean or yeah. Because we're we're we're there we're not there you know like our families. Most of our families are there. Were you know. We obviously connected with all have strong american identities. I know that just us but yet you know we. We have laid in our fate with a different country in state state for the jews. That we we. We have laid our fate there so we're insiders but were also outsiders. We understand the culture. We grow up there. Maybe we even look at the politics as much as we do here but we are outsiders because but we're really outsiders because we have put our faith in with a different country and we've grown. Raise their kids here. And this is where you know raising a disadvantage in raising our kids. Here yes but it but it puts us in a different and unique position. You with our students right because most of our students will not make most likely in. Most students are here for the year. But they're also a little bit outside now because they're away from. Yeah that also gives a different that can be alienating also by the way your shorts going on. it's scary. It's scarier because you're far away. What about what about the trump conversation and how that's cloud. Think another one. And another thing i wanted to ask you that we get to the trump. I is the the anti semitism aspect of the guy wearing camp auschwitz shirt. Another person was wearing. Six million wasn't enough. I think it's six w. e means six million wasn't enough right. So there's there's a lot of stuff here that connects to their identities in being an american today. Ascendant anti-semitism from the white nationalist and semitism from the far left or the new congresswoman. Quoting a hitler. Yeah yeah that was..
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"To what's happening in israel and give you insight behind the headline. i'm your host michael berry here as always macos allah goldman. How you doing alan. Just great mike. Just great great and joined by our colleague and friend. Davis has it gone. Benji girl Okay tony the tiger got well as the world falls apart. Allen had a question for us a timely question for us as educators watching the chaos in the united states and we thought that's as teachers we would save it for the podcast and have that conversation. Here alan what were you. Can you rephrase your question. Restate your question michael. Try and do it Clearly but of course when world events happen We obviously as teachers We always have to make a decision. Are we going to deal with them. Or we're not going to deal with them. And then we have specific world world events that come even closer to home so that we seem kind of obvious. We have to deal with them in this one. That happens obviously talking about what happened yesterday. In the united states in the capital of washington taking over and occupying the capital doing damage three people dead or for like. Yeah yeah well the woman and then three other people mysteriously do with so i. I was just thinking like weird at a very interesting unique peculiar position. In our in our classrooms because So i was thinking like how we could. We could talk about how we deal with sensitive subject in our unusual position that we're all ex pats americans or also of course israelis How do we teach americans who are on overseas program for a year. Not only americans but the majority or americans over year and then the Conflicted nature of israel's relationship with president trump who was at the at the center of all this and and the jewish community who make up probably seventy five to eighty percent of our students if not more community who tend to favor. Also president trump. So i thought all these kind of things that are integrating are very interesting..