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Meet the 'Tactical Gramma'
"Listeners. It's brett molina. Welcome back to talking tech my co host. Mike snyder is off today. So when you think about video games you're likely thinking about younger people. You know kids who play video games like mario kart or maybe you know kids that are in high school or college. They play older games like call of duty and madden and other stuff like that. Maybe it's your kids. Maybe it's your grandkids who knows but that's typically the audience we think of when we think about video games but something interesting is happening though which is a lot more. Seniors are starting to get into video games or have been playing for a while and they're continuing to do it even as they get older case in point A story. I wrote on tech dot. Usa today dot com about michelle stadium. Who is a grandmother of two in washington state. she goes by the nickname technical. Grandma she when she's not taking care of her grandkids. She is a budding video game. Streamer the fifty eight year old has cultivated a following on platforms like tiktok worship post highlights of her adventures in games. Like the first person shooter call of duty warzone. If you're not familiar with this game it is basically they take one hundred players and they drop them into one area and the last person to survive wins So stadium goes on different platforms such as facebook gaming and twitch and she has a really solid following there but it's tiktok where she has really blossomed as a recording. This her
UK: drinkers hit the pub after midnight as restrictions eased
"Some pubs in England welcome back customers in the early hours of Monday morning S. coronavirus restrictions were eased all three turn one light and Genentech USA have your first drink they come down in the town of Pixley heat outside London wasted no time in getting their drinks as they waited outside counting down the seconds to be allowed the first sips of a pub drink in nearly four months tough measures have been in place in England since early January to suppress the surgeon coronavirus infections that swept the country late last year but now nonessential shops are allowed it to reopen along with hassles gyms and outdoor service at pubs and restaurants Britain has had Europe's Willis corona virus outbreak with more than one hundred twenty seven thousand confirmed deaths Charles the live as well London
Birth Control In Times Of Crisis
"We're in the maternity waiting room at hospitals university. Tarot asthma has meals the main public hospital in gupta columbia's biggest border city with venezuela it's before the pandemic and there are some fifteen pregnant women sitting in the green towel hallway it's heart and the fans are buzzing the women's quietly in tank tops and flip. Flops they robbed their prominent bellies. One woman's she's wearing a pink will be squished between two older book. Your women she looks fragile in her hospital gown. She holds an ivy back in her left. Hand her name is excellently. So long deal thing will make a yankee. Lima nipples in the balkan kunz online exhibition traveled alone more than seven hundred miles from so i think her hometown in northeastern as well. She was afraid of giving birth in her home country because hospitals have no resources and she couldn't afford a private clinic and clearly she wasn't the only one more than half of the women in the waiting room. Arvin as well to see my conversation with axial ends abruptly just having really painful contractions and a nurse sticks her way into the delivery room at twenty years old. She's about to give birth to her second child. None of her pregnancies where
Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest
"Edition of the briefing with me. Andrew mueller last night for the sixth consecutive night northern ireland witnessed scenes of the kind of violence likely to prompt considerable agitation in observers with long enough memories. More than fifty. Five police officers are known to have been injured in the last week and considerable damage done to buildings and vehicles. The worst of the most recent disturbances occurred around one of these so-called peace walls which separate nationalist and loyalist communities in west belfast. The northern ireland assembly has been recalled for an emergency session at stormont today on joined with more on this by lord. Peter hain former secretary of state for northern ireland lord as you would know better than most people the good agreement did not end sectarian tension in northern ireland. There has been sporadic tension and violence over the decades since but measured against that scale. How bad is what we're seeing. Now was nothing like as you indicate the level of bombing and assassination and horror at the said. He has also troubles brought to northern ireland. Whistle the terrorism but It is serious and it needs to be addressed not just by northern ireland's leaders who displaying frankly a lack of leadership which is really disturbing but also by trade minister boris johnson and state for northern ireland who've been pretty absent from the scene in northern ireland now full quite a while and especially over this. What's your read of what's behind this because there is always the trap of reading significance which might not exist into what might just be a bunch of board young men looking for trouble. No this is that there are elements of that and they're a variety of other factors but the main problem has arisen over frustration amongst the unionist community the protestant community over the fact that there are checks and controls in for businesses doing trade. With great britain with england scotland or wales across the irish sea northern ireland of course is on an island with the republic of ireland to the cells and also within the united kingdom and within the united kingdom the rest of the united kingdom there are no barriers to trade of any kind between scotland. And or between wales and england for that matter scotland wales but they're on house result of brexit across the irish sea between england scotland and wales to northern ireland for the first time and that is the reason because the type of brexit that boris johnson. The prime minister pursued which was to break any real alignment with the european trade and customs arrangements and to go for at entirely separate of great britain but in order to make sure that the good friday peace process and the stability which has brought since ninety nine hundred was maintained. The irish border had to be kept open. Let's say the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland to itself as it has been now for decades and has become invisible with all sorts of human activity. Crossing it in their efforts not had the toxic role played a toxic role. Because it's been invisible it did in generations gone by and that's that's also the good if however that's it become the external frontier customs frontier of the european union. Then it could have ignited all those old problems that had beset and an bedeviled northern ireland. So instead what boris johnson agreed to was to keep the border open that men the northern ireland remained in the european union's customs union and it's trading markets but that's Inevitably because the united kingdom was leaving Great britain would be outside those arrangements so they have to be checks across the irish sea between northern ireland and great britain. of course. The prime minister denied this in his normal airy way At the beginning on the unionists and loyalists in particular who some of the most hardline involved feel betrayed. Because he didn't he wasn't straight with them way. Do you save in the causal connection between that dissatisfaction with the post brexit arrangements. And what we've seen in west belfast. Is it possible that there are people who are or were associated with loyalist paramilitarism. Who are leveraging that discontent to cause trouble. Yes there are and they're also criminals amongst them who drug. Traffic is and so on who've presented a police crackdown which has been quite effective in their communities to try and get rid of this drug trafficking problem and bought ignited. Not because of that so much though it's fit into it but also but primarily because suddenly loyalist protestant unionists suddenly found that Country what boris johnson told them. There are actually checks and controls strangling a lot of northern ireland businesses in a mountain of tape and naturally they see that as a break within the united kingdom because which puts northern ireland in a different place from say england scotland or wales and so they feel that their fundamental beliefs in the the union of the united kingdom northern ireland. Being within that is being threatened. And that is what ignites it. There was none of this until that issue suddenly arose around new year because the prime minister frankly say told a lot of porky's on us and didn't level with the unionist community and they suddenly found themselves in this predicament and had created Insecurity and understandable anxiety out of which these other factors criminality usa Vandalism and so on out of which that's fed you mentioned earlier a an absence of leadership both in northern ireland and in the united kingdom what would a constructive response from especially northern irish politicians. At this point look like presumably not like the one We saw her on twitter from arlene foster who went and it is a a term with which you will be familiar. Full water battery Suggesting that the violence will die quote. Take the focus off the real lawbreakers incheon. Fine that's probably not the most helpful into intercession. She could have made at this point. Is it well when you become first minister which is effective northern ireland as she is Although it's an unusual arrangement that she has joins us with the deputy minister. Michelle neil who's a shouldn't fain leader when you reach these positions you've got to speak for the whole of the community promises and president presidents naturally have their own party agendas to follow in their own party members to satisfy in any country in any democratic system. But you're trying to speak for the whole nation and that for the whole nation as well once you assume those positions and what has been disappointing about both of them and especially in recent days. Me aline fosters utterances. She's not adopted that role. She's effective acting as a party politician. A democratic unionist party rather than speaking for the whole of the the the the community across northern ireland and across the religious and political divides that have bedeviled for so many generations. And i think that's the kind of leadership we need. And we have gossips equally across the water London has been virtually silent on northern ireland. Now full rarely ever since David cameron and the conservatives came to power in two thousand ten under make this point on a on a party. Basis is a leave a politician and also it was labor secretary of state for northern ireland. A because it's traditionally been a nonpartisan issue between both the major parties. I make it. Because i'm genuinely an i've being hugely critical of the the absence of of number ten downing street of the prime minister in a way. That's attorney blend. Gordon brown were in vogue. John major's conservative prime minister before them. playing an honest broker role effectively. What they've done is said will not you know the the good friday process the peace settlement that i helped to negotiate in two thousand seven that brought the old enemies to share power together. That that's all done and dusted and therefore we can concentrate on the other pressures of government and that was fatal So we only seen a couple of sentences from the prime minister over the last few days when parts of belfast up in flames and a couple of tweets from the northern ireland secretary of state. Frankly that's not good enough. They should be convening all party. Talks in person to try and resolve these as labor shattered secretary. St louis hague has called for And they should be on the case all the time instead of effectively absence without leave as has been the case over northern ireland now sadly for a number of years lord haein. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. Here is markle's ailing goffin. With the days of the headlines. Thanks andrew in the serum institute.
Jamie Dimon says economic boom fueled by deficit spending
"Your jazz records bathtub. Gin because jamie dimon says it is boom time for the us. Economy the jason morgan. Co going all in on american his annual letter to shareholders. If you didn't have time to read all sixty six pages which include the full-page of footnotes you've got your back. Here's a fast money. Cliffnote version of the letter. Diamond says market valuations are high but justified you to access savings deficit. Spending strong economic growth. Banks are playing an increasingly smaller role in the financial systems. Due to the rise of fintech investors shouldn't have been companies that produce and consume fossil fuels and china's on the rise in america should get ready for it but the bottom line. It is boom time of the usa
Streaming Services Are Booming Right Now
"Topic is one of my favorites streaming video. If you remember back in february i mentioned how streaming had grown during our stay at home. Twenty twenty with many homes pain for perhaps five or more services up from three before the pandemic while there's no slowdown in sight. That's according to motley fool. Contributor adam levy in a column you can find on tech dot. Usa today com. He reports that analysts had global financial firm. Ubs expect that americans will add fifty million net new video subscriptions this year. That's up from forty seven million increase in twenty twenty. You expect newer service to see. The most growth among those are disney plus and paramount plus which are expected to add eight million subscribers. Each each max. Discovery plus expected to add seven million subscribers.
Unforgivable: Jailed former gang members come out as gay
"A new documentary takes us inside a salvadoran prison and into the world of former gang members who are now a gay a few years ago. Something unusual and kind of incredible happened in prison in western el salvador. The prison was called some francisco. Go out there. And it was entirely dedicated to holding members of el salvador's notorious gangs. Ms thirteen and the eighteenth street gang over the past three decades. These gangs have been in an informal war that is turned el salvador into one of the most violent countries in the world and has forced thousands of salvadorans to leave their country in two thousand seventeen. Nearly all of the inmates inside the prison san francisco go data withdrew from their gangs and converted to christianity evangelical. Churches came to control every part of the prison every part except for one a small isolation block where inmates are locked in around the clock for a variety of reasons and in that isolation block nine men have chosen to live in a single tiny cell about a yard by two yard because they've made a decision. That's unforgivable both to the gangs they were once a part of and to the evangelical church. These men are gay and they've decided not to hide it
Boston Dynamics has a new robot
"It might remember that. Robots spot the one. That kind of looks like a dog. Yeah pretty freaky looking contraption and blew up the internet a little bit too. Yeah definitely so the company behind it. Boston dynamics just announced their latest robot. It's likely not as creepy in his weirdest spot. It's called stretch. And it was designed to work. In warehouses and fulfillment centers stretch features a small omni directional mobile base. A custom designed lightweight arm in a gripper with advanced sensing and controls to handle a variety of packages. There's a video of this in action which you can watch on tech dot usa today dot com and you can actually see how it works. It picks up. Different boxes of varying sizes moves them different places. It actually opens up a box. There's one part which is kind of weird where they the stretch actually grabs one of those spot- robots the dog looking one and picks it up out of a box and then the legs popout which kind of scary. But anyway. But anyway mike it gets to this though it points to a future where we're gonna see a lot more tasks in the workplace and beyond that are automated thanks to robots. Yeah i watched that video and it's really cool. It puts an another point that actually puts in place a conveyor belt. That isn't there and then moves it to the right spot and empties. What looks like a boxcar boxes on that conveyor belt shootout wherever. It's go next. And like you said. I could see where the development of robots stretch you know. Make sense Robots can work any shift. And they don't get injured with a sore back from listen to me box right but the possible downside is this means more jobs possibly dispirit for people so there's some give and take there you know i mean i can see there's almost always got to be a human element but it could be done remotely watching a bunch of cameras because you've got. I saw. It picks up a box if someone didn't pie. Pack that bucks properly and it comes undone you've got stuff flying everywhere so somebody's gotta be prepared to take care of that. But very futuristic. I can see couples like amazon and walmart. You know costco's and places like that definitely in the market for stretch.
Ok, Will Digital Vaccine Passports Work?
"Digital testing tracing apps on smartphones did not exactly pan out as some of us thought though. I have heard that these kind of apps are used more extensively in some countries than you might think. Ok though now what sort of odds would you give me that digital vaccine passports will take off. New york state has launched the first. Us vaccine passport app. Excelsior pass built on ibm's blockchain based health pass platform quoting usa today. The first in the nation certification called the excelsior pass will be useful. I at large scale venues like madison square garden. But next week we'll be accepted at dozens of events arts and entertainment venues statewide. It already enables people to increase the size of a wedding party or other catered event. The app championed by governor andrew cuomo to support the recovery of industries most affected by the pandemic is funded by the state and available for free to businesses and anyone with vaccine records or test results in new york like an airline boarding pass. People will be able to prove their health status with a digital. Qr code or quick response machine readable label. They'll need to download the accelerator pass. App enter their name date of birth zip code and answer a series of personal questions to confirm their identity. The data will come from the states vaccine registry and also will be linked to testing data from a number of pre-approved testing companies. The new york system built on ibm's digital health past platform is provided via blockchain technology. So neither ibm nor any business will have access to private medical information and entertainment. Venue will simply scan the qr code and get a green check or a red x. and quote.
Kill the Bill Manchester protest: 18 arrested after protesters block tram lines
"Legislation. Kate Barker has more from London. Police clearing protesters staging a sit in on tram tracks in the city of Manchester, 18. People were arrested. There were also demonstrations in a number of other English cities, including Bath, Brighton and Cambridge. The kill the bill protests as they're called, refer to legislation that would tighten policing of even peaceful demonstrations. But the bill is also a colloquial term for the police in Britain and Earlier protests in the city of Bristol turned ugly, with some police officers injured by a hardline faction. Among the protesters throwing bottles, eggs and rocks for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in London. U. S futures contracts to trading lower at this hour. DOW futures contract Down
Wet Notes - 3-28-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for sunday march twenty eighth two thousand and twenty one first up today. I want to give you an update from reef or the reef environmental educational foundation. They have released their two thousand and twenty two field survey trips and it's pretty neat. They have eleven trips. Planned in two thousand and twenty two starting with saint vincent in february and that is being led by amy lee. For those of you who listen to the show. I had amy on the show last july. They also have a cuba trip in march followed by raja arm pot in april. May june will feature saint lucia and roett tan. july is. the red sea and hawaii is in august. The september two thousand and twenty two baht trip is already sold out grand. Cayman is october bon. Air's in november and the year closes out in december. In 'cause you might wanna take a look at the reef website for all the details availability and pricing. These trips. look pretty awesome last week ned. who's a dive master at. The shop passed on a new york times article about looking for climate solutions and this article was written by catrine einhorn. Essentially she reported that ocean bottom trawling for shrimp whiting. Cod and other fish emits as much carbon dioxide into the air as the entire globalization industry. Now this was based on a study published in the journal. Nature and it was pretty enlightening. About how trawling releases. Immense amounts of carbon from the ocean floor and that leads to more acidification of the water and that reduces the oceans capacity to absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide. You can check out the entire article on the new york times website look for climate solutions by katrina einhorn. There's another piece of good news. Out of molly s this month. The honolulu star advertiser reported that a trained response team was able to free young. Humpback whale from gear entangling. It's left pictorial flipper. They were able to free about fifty to one hundred feet of line from the flipper but not we're able to get the Entangled line out of its mouth. They are hoping that that will ultimately free itself. They haven't seen the whale since it was freed. Apparently it wasn't in great shape but at least now it has a chance. They recovered gears being analyzed to see if they can determine the origin now. The efforts were led by the hawaiian humpback whale national marine sanctuary in partnership with cardinal point captains k key koala project and ultimate whale-watch. Now i've had the opportunity to go out with ultimate whale-watch from lana. A couple of times was very happy to hear of their support. We carry a lot of aqualung equipment in our shop and like most businesses twenty twenty taught many of us a lot of lessons. Well i recently sent out a message that they are introducing. A new aqualung is a bit of a rebranding. They're using a new tagline beyond the expected in the message. They said the twenty twenty taught them to expect the unexpected time to seek out the unexpected. If you check out the aqua lung website they further state that they are for the ocean exploration for ocean understanding and for ocean conservation. The aqua lung site also has a really inspiring short two minute video to get you inspired. Stay tuned for more from akwa. Long as they go beyond the expected earlier in the week. I got an email from nicole. Russell dima vice president of operations and i e mail had a lot of different information but one of the items that stood out said las vegas is open for business that means they are in fact planning to hold the demon. Show two thousand twenty one in las vegas in person and not some very exciting news. There was a learn more link in the email that took you to the dive equipment and marketing association's website where they gave you a list of all the trade shows conventions and meetings scheduled in las vegas of over five thousand or more attendees in the next twelve months. Now that was an interesting list. F why the marijuana business daily or m j biz con two thousand twenty. One is expected to draw thirty thousand people. And it's just one month before dima for all you dive pros out there. Mark your calendar for demon show two thousand twenty one november sixteenth to nineteenth in las vegas. Nevada can't wait to get back to dima and finally earth day two thousand twenty one is less than a month away earth day is actually april twenty second however it looks like this year. They are promoting three days of climate action. It starts on april twentieth. There are three lead organizations working on this educational international or education international the hip hop caucus and earth uprising will will be organizing three separate parallel climate action summits on april twentieth and twenty first ahead of president biden's global leaders climate summit on april twenty. Second what a difference a year makes. What a different political climate additionally earth day dot org will be producing the second earth day live digital event on april twenty second. Check out the website on earth day dot. Org for more information. Well that wraps up wet notes for sunday march twenty eighth two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shack
How to Avoid Vaccine Scams
"No secret. Scammers will jump on any topic to get you to part with your money or your personal information from the coronavirus. Stimulus checks the latest target for scam. Now vaccinations joining us now. Is usa today tech columnist mark saltzman to discuss how to avoid these vaccine scans mark. Thanks so much for being here. Pleasure gents thanks for having me. So what are some examples of vaccine scams that are going around right so the fbi and other government agencies like the us department of health and human services there warning that these scammers are trying to get to through telemarketing calls. Whether it's a human or a robo-call text messages social media platforms and even door to door visits. So in some cases people have been asked to pay a fee to get their vaccine. Which you know you should not be paying for any of that or you pay to get early access to a vaccine or to get on a prioritized waiting list maybe closer to you or with the With the vaccine of your choice in other cases people are not just being duped under their money but as you hinted at mike also revealing their personal information which can be used for identity theft and scamming the system. You know government agencies and things like that Medical agency. So yeah no that these scams are out there and please share with your maybe more vulnerable relatives. Who may be less than tech savvy or more naive to believe that these scams are real. They're not the there. There's this is all phony. Vaccination related scams needs to be aware of will be beyond kind of word of mouth Where some steps that listeners can take to to protect themselves and their family or friends or whatever from these scams martin. Yeah so number one again. You'll never be asked to pay for a vaccine or be charged for any admin costs or co pays or co insurance fees or anything like that you will not be denied vaccination if you don't have health insurance coverage or if you're under a shirt
Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims
"Dominion voting is filing another billion dollar defamation lawsuit over twenty twenty election claims I'm Jennifer king with the Associated Press dominion voting systems has filed a one point six billion dollar defamation lawsuit against fox news arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed that the voting company had rigged the twenty twenty election attorney Justin Nelson says this was a conscious business decision to endorse and repeat lies in order to keep its viewership dominion was the target of bizarre claims spread by president trump and his allies in the aftermath of trump's election loss dominion is arguing that fox news amplified inaccurate assertions that dominion altered votes and sold a false story of election fraud to serve its own commercial purposes that's according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by the Associated Press if this story sounds familiar maybe it's because dominion has already filed defamation lawsuits against my pillow guy Mike Lindell Rudy Giuliani and former trump lawyer Sidney Powell a rival voting technology company Smartmatic USA also sued fox news over election claims although their participation in the election was restricted to Los Angeles county
A Breakdown Of Latinx Heavy Medal
"So i'm in the studio today with producer. Genie montalvo gene. So thought i wanna take you back to the latin grammys of twenty nineteen. What happened well. A bunch of things happened but relevant today. Yeah lars ulrich of metallica presented with the person of the year award. It's kind of like a lifetime. Achievement did not know. That's where you're going to go with this surprise but really you can see kind of losing it on the video but listen to him here. That's very funny to me for those who don't know who is. How would you describe his music. It's like top yet. Like pop rock but the area likes comey sunday at me but i had no idea he was a huge metallica fan. Wine is is a huge mental fan. And so we're a lot of people in latin america and that is what i'm going to be talking to you about today mysterious. I didn't know you were into metal finds story. Because i'm actually not. But i am surrounded by latino metal heads. My brother was into metal growing up my neighbors into metal and plays in a metal band. And what would life be like. It didn't marry someone who was also into metal much quieter. So speaking about my husband or nesto who you know as from peru. He was telling me the story the other day that got me thinking about this topic. It was about the time. When one of his favorite bands the british rockers. Iron maiden came to lima in two thousand nine. You have heard of iron. Maiden i've seen the sweatshirts when our media i came. I announce actually their visits lima. People started making plans to come to the show. People started coming from other cities. Even from equador people throw away from waiheke from keitel youth ecuadorian flex in the crowd
Spain thwarted in draw with Greece
"A little later on your klinsmann and onto your entire will be joining us to reflect on impressive win for germany. The same word of course comedy usa spain. They manage a one one draw against greece. Well lovely go from murata ten minutes into the second off. they can see a controversial penalties. David do you think it was a pen. mountain as is clear on the ball. Actually these we don't follow through his a and these leg and he's never in does come all but inevitable because of because because of gone back and say test we convert the penalty and it would prove to be the equalizer and that's how it would finish. Spain one greece one Sweden top of the group after beating georgia by one goal to
Verizon Joins the Cloud Storage Party
"Listeners. It's mike schneider. And i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech listeners. If you're like me you're constantly creating a bigger data profile with the hundreds of pictures and videos on your smartphone not to mention documents and other data on your computer. I can definitely relate read and you have to be diligent to backup those important digital files just in case something bad happens to your phone or computer. There's already lots of cloud services willing to help out and most of the big names offer some pre storage but a familiar name has a new unique cloud storage plan for you to consider and i wrote about it. The stories up on tech that usa today dot com. It's called berezin. Cloud which the nation's biggest wireless providers about the begin marketing widely. But it's available now and you can get an unlimited storage for photos videos any other files for nineteen ninety nine a month. Now you have to verizon wireless or phya subscriber but you can give up to four of the people access to have their own accounts within your overreach and account and they can each create private files you know with a pen or some type of biometric
How to Handle Negative Reviews & Comments Online
"Let's face it. Getting a negative review or common online does not feel could hook a doesn't matter how long you've been in business. Somebody saying something negative about you or your business is gonna hurt a little bit. You work hard every day on this thing you sacrifice so much. It's only natural for you to feel not so hot when somebody you know poos on what you do i want to start by saying you should not just ignore. You should do something about every negative review or comment on social sometimes. These comments are just out of frustration. Because maybe they're not getting exactly what they want for your product or service sometimes is just yet pure hate people just being mean and that's just the reality of the world and sometimes is just critical feedback that you just need to read and there's a lot of truth in it but regardless you should always respond and what i recommend when it comes to any negative review or comment is to try to move the conversation over on email whether they're a customer or potential customer get them to contact you via your support channels or you personally. Why do you want to do that. Because you can really have a one to one conversation and really have the time and the consideration to solve the problem or to help the customer out. These discussions are not to be had publicly whether on twitter or back and forth on a review site. This is like fighting with your significant other in public. It serve you or your partner. Just amplifies the anger and the resentment so get one on one get personal get on email number two by getting on email you actually have a higher chance of resolving the problem a lot faster than on social or on any other platform uae because there are certain things you can't ask publicly like account information in email and just trying to figure out what happened or what went wrong so you can mentioned this when you're applying on social usa. Hey so sorry you're experiencing this. We want to solve this. Sap please email us here so that we can have a conversation and ask you some questions securely about your account
You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and Money
"High planet money. This is haley calling from boston. I went to my local whole foods. Recently and splurged on what i thought was sustainably caught tuna and then i see when i get home in tiny print that it is wild caught in the usa. Great but it's packed in thailand. And i started thinking about all the miles that might tuna had traveled to get to me and my whole foods in boston and my question is. Is it worth buying this. Supposedly sustainably caught tuna even though it has travelled. Who knows how far around the globe to get to me. What is the environmental impact of this tuna. Yes that question means that. It is time once again to answer questions from our listeners. Hello and welcome to planet money. I'm jacob goldstein. First question of the day comes from haley. It's about tuna a delicious fish and emma. Peasley you're here to answer this question. Hello yes so. I talked to fish economist to get to the bottom of this one. I'm chris anderson. I'm a professor fishery economics in school of aquatic and fishery sciences at the university of washington. So the first thing chris says is that it is cheaper to pack the tuna in land then in the us and it's worth mentioning here that there have been labor issues at tie fish packing plants in the past. Also chris says it just doesn't cost as much as you'd think to ship things across the ocean and back ocean shipping is really cheap really cheap and it's really cheap because the boats that do it are really efficient because they move so much
"usa" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"From podcast one. Coming up in this episode of target USA, the nuclear situation between the US and Russia is worse than you think risk of accident mistake miscalculation. Has Risen over the last few years. Steve Andrea consultant for the nuclear threat. Initiative puts it all into stark perspective in a crisis that could lead to an accident or mistake or miscalculation that could conceivably trigger nuclear use coming on this edition of Target USA. He National Security podcasts. From WTO..
"usa" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"And and acquire information that informs how they're gonNA vote vote that's a really strong Platform for us in the US or the the main challenges for you. And what's your vision for dealing with everything. Well I think the main challenge challenge for us is both. There's one short term one long term short term. I think we want to work on as I said actioning the information we have but we I also want Americans to have confidence in their democratic institutions. And we recognized. The intelligence community is a very important incredible voice In in building that confidence across the United States long term. I think I want to continue to not only support this topic but also you better understand how this fits into as I mentioned the three hundred sixty five a day cyber campaigns and influence operations and so really election security charity is a moment in time very broader programs. I think so from a programmatic standpoint going to plan and continue our work is not just prepare for or a milestone in two thousand twenty but really incorporate ourselves into the natural muscle movement of the intelligence community at the end of the day any given day. How do you measure success for you and your group I think certainly as we get closer to twenty twenty A very practical measure of success. This is have we action D- Every piece of relevant information In the appropriate way so action could mean everything did we produce a product on it. Did we produce. Let's say a President's daily brief on it did we Ensure that the FBI's is counterintelligence unit received it so they could work within the FBI's authorities to action that information. Did I downgrade the information to share it with the state and local election action official. Because they need to know so I think for me a very practical measure of success centers on this issue of did I action everything that I had resident in our holdings and I think although that's a very practical measure it's one that I think is is both tangible And I think insures that the intelligence community isn't Limited to simply analysis but also expanding the impact of its work into those other constituencies. I just mentioned. Is there anything you'd like to add that I haven't asked you about that. You think important one. I really want to stress my appreciation for four media and colleagues like yourself in not only covering this topic but also highlighting the role of the media and civil society in terms of informing. Arming the American public on accurate information about elections accurate information about voting. I think what's important to relate to your listeners. Listeners is that this is not an intelligence community only Fight and not solely focused on the capabilities that I have resident in the intelligence community but really is based upon a partnership not only with the intelligence community and the rest of the federal government but the federal government and they're state local election action officials the states as well as civil society and think tanks and academia and those organizations that I think are best connected to the public. Look and so really it needs to be a consortium and Federation of capabilities and authorities That will prove to be the the best promise for the intelligence community as well as the United States to defend against these threats Ms Peterson. It's been a true pleasure to tell and we thank you so much into so much. It's a pleasure to serve the American public that was Shelby Pearson. The election threats executive from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. We'll be back to election security because seeing as how it's January and the election takes place in November. There's lots more to talk about so we'll definitely be back to it coming up on our next episode. I got a call on Friday the seventeenth of January from the British British US security services. They're anti terrorist group. That looks after my interests. That's Bill Browder the businessman and author. He cast himself as Vladimir Putin's number one enemy and the call he got from British authorities was important telling me that they had received a call from their Swiss counterparts and the Swiss had informed them that they knew I was coming to Dabo's they knew I was going to be speaking Dabo's they were aware that the subject of my of my speech was going to be critical attack on Russian corruption and they believed based based on their intelligence that there was some heightened Risk physical security. When I was going to be there we call it? The plumbers plot the mysterious steriods story of two Russians who were detained in Davos Switzerland in August saying that they essentially were vacationing but when authorities questioned them about about being there and being plumbers they produced diplomatic documents and that led to a whole story about a plot to possibly bug the World Economic Forum and in browsers case a possible attempt on his life. The full story and all the details coming up in our next episode. That's it it for this episode of Target USA. And the meantime if you have questions or comments about our program send me an email at J. Green at W. View T. O.. P. Dot Com. That's the letter j the Color Green One word at Whiskey Tango Oscar Papa Dot Com J. Green Gene at W. T. O. P.. Dot Com. Subscribe to our podcasts. Please and follow us on twitter at T- USA podcast that's at Tango Uniform Sierra Alpha podcast at T- USA podcast and you can follow our newsletter. It's called inside the skiff. Each each week. 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"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA. Read Graham Allison's book through to citizens trap that's Roddick Secorski. A former noted journalist and distinguished statesmen from Poland. who was at one point the defense minister her? He's now the head of the EU delegation in Washington with a bit of advice for the US when it comes to dealing with China been citizens was an Athenian historian. Orient and general. His history of the Peloponnesian War recounts the Fifth Century. B C war between Sparta and Athens and he wrote. It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable. Such rivalries usually get out of control troll and And this one mustn't because it would just be too dangerous impending faceoff between the US and China and of course all of the key issues I between the US and the European Union coming up on this edition of Target USA he national security podcast from WTO in Washington DC this is target USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorist. DC is repeatedly mentioned. Some place they would like cacique an attack Cyber Criminals Success America has a target on its back and on this program. We investigate again. The threats the people behind them the agencies fighting them and the impact on you this is target. USA The national security podcast if the current trajectory continues the US and China or eventually going to have a showdown at least that's what some observers of us. China relations believe China's become perhaps the biggest industrial espionage is threat facing the US. Its military has risen to challenge that of the US and China's plan to become the world's biggest economy by twenty twenty-five appears to be a strong possibility. Of course. That's if we just look at what's out there in the public view but there's much more to the story and on on this edition of the target. USA podcast Roddick Sikorsky the head of the delegation from the European Union to the. US says the US would do well to take take a look at history as it moves closer to a possible standoff with China. He joins us to talk about that and much more on this edition of Target USA. Today Mr Sikorski. What's your objective as head of the delegation and the delegation as a whole With all the controversies in in Relations between the US and the EU. I'm very glad that we have a partisan. US Congress who are open to discussions about God masters of mutual concern because I firmly believe that the EU and the US Still need each other. Not only in the NATO context but but also in setting global rules. What are those problems you speaker? Well we know that president trump is particularly concerned Sunday about the trade balance goods where indeed the U. has a surplus but we point out that The US is is much more successful than we are in the trade of services and that overall it's pretty much imbalanced How do you feel about the way? Hey this the problem is being addressed is is it going. I know you're fairly new when the job here but how was it going well. I think We lost the case in the WTO And the US has imposed some sanctions on us. There are some other cases pending where apparently we having advantage. I would much rather for these things to be resolved Among friends or even I would say in the family rather than mm-hmm litigation But there are also issues that we have in common new technologies quantum computing gene sufficient intelligence. Five G. where either. We will agree common standards both technical standards and ethical standards and trait standards. All we will be living by standards set by others and I don't think the US is big enough to be able to achieve that on. Its Own. Just we'll get to that in just a moment They're interesting point. You make there about the. US is size and its ability to do anything on. Its own these days but but Back to your original point about problems. Are there others besides the trade issue. Well president trump is right when he says that some European allies allies have not been spending enough on the road defense and even support his slalom this because when President Bush Obama said it politely work And he's achieving something. I mean my own country. Poland has been spending two percent of GDP on defense of the last fifteen years and we have the world's eighteenth military budget but some other countries. I have not But they are beginning to spend more. We are beginning to recognize the power of that argument. So but that's not a problem though. Is it well. It's the is still not spending the two percent so it's not a problem with the US is the problem with the rest of the others. Some some countries have been slow in in Stepping up to the commitments that they themselves made At the whales NATO interest summit. And before what do you hope to achieve in your leadership of this delegation. That hasn't been achieved before. Well first of all. I hope that Jim Costa with whom I have an excellent working relationship succeeds in putting the equivalent and Institution in the US Congress on an official footing. And I know there is a bill to that effect. I hope it passes so that we have equivalent we've learned bodies on both sides of the Atlantic Because you know as a European Parliament we're here to stay and we need a Full fully legal grounding of a regular dialogue but beyond that of course we need it's to understand each other's problems We need I want to convince the US Congress.
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"Our biggest challenge is to Continue you the understanding and the transmission of what we're trying to do with regard to fighting in cyberspace and in the information domain across our entire depth of our army. We we work with senior leaders and we work with cadets but as everybody's constantly changing the leadership and you have new people coming into the jobs it's a continual fight to bring up the the base knowledge attention in other words according to Colonel Andrew Hall Director of the Army Cyber instituted West Point the pace of change is a gigantic problem for the US and every other country around the world wrestling with everything related to a military approach to using cyber so in our next episode. We'll hear what the problems are and hear what the solutions are as well as the timeframe for getting it done. That's it for this edition of target. USA USA if you have any questions or comments send me an email at J. Green at W. T. O.. P. Dot Com. That's the letter j the Color Green One word at Whiskey Tango Oscar Papa Dot Com also. Follow us on twitter at T- USA podcast. That's at Tango Ango uniform Sierra Alpha podcast. Also if you want more intelligence and national security information sign up for our newsletter. It's called old inside the skiff at W. T. O. P. dot com slash alerts. I'm Jay Jay Green and this his target. USA The national security podcast punk cast. One is really excited to welcome hot boxin with Mike Tyson to the podcast. One family really listen is Mike Tyson. The baddest man on the planet according to some pours his soul into conversations with fascinating minds and celebrities and athletes along with his cosmic millennial sidekick and former. NFL OUR EBBEN Britain kid dynamite dives deep into the issues impacting us. That's all today. This podcast could change the way you see the world. Don't miss hot boxing with Mike Tyson every week on apple podcast and podcast cast one now stay tuned for the latest headlines from the Associated Press uh-huh..
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"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA. Have you ever heard of the dossier center. It's an investigative group operating somewhere in Europe. The two run by Mikhail Khodorkovsky. He was Russia's richest man and till Russian President Vladimir Putin threw him in jail and took over his Yukos oil company but since last November his outlet it the dossier center which specializes in investigating and exposing what it calls. Russian corruption has dropped a growing number of exposes days about a group of the most highly placed Russians closest to Vladimir Putin on this episode of target. USA We're talking with one of the members of that super secret. Group cannot say a lot just due to security reasons. We are small It's it's collection of young people. The extremely get education Abstract thinking we have a number of people that doctor degrees from different universities. Now like data scientist. That's most of May happen. Passion and indication for the work they had to convey assume they're such activity and the risk are great. We'll talk about it on this edition of Target USA the National Security podcast from WTO in Washington. DC THIS IS TARGET USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorist. DC is repeatedly. Heatedly mentioned is someplace they would like to see an attack cyber criminals successfully America as a target on its back and on on this program. We investigate the threats the people behind them the agencies fighting them and the impact on you this is target. USA USA the national security podcast. I'm Jay Jay Green. Have you heard about the dossier center and Belen in cat. They are two of the preeminent online investigative journalism groups in the world. The work organizations like them do is extremely important important because they have the toughest jobs in journalism and are under attack in more than one hundred countries around the world. There are legal threats. Threats physical threats cyber threats particularly against women investigative journalist were being harassed online. The reason we're looking at this issue is because the threats against journalism and journalist even here in the US are increasing to the point. Where many of us are taking extra security acuity precautions to protect ourselves during the daily execution of our jobs and dossier center is on the front lines of that situation? Bats an investigative group operating somewhere in Europe. Run by Mikhail COUDERC Kaczynski. He was Russia's richest man until at one point Russian President Vladimir Putin threw him in prison took over his Yukos oil company and profited significantly because of it since last November Burke his outlet the dossier center which specializes in investigating and exposing what it calls. Russian corruption has dropped a growing number of exposes exposes about a group of the most highly placed Russians close to Vladimir Putin. They've seen their secrets trickling out onto the Internet Internet on this program. We're going to talk with a member of the dossier team about their work. And how they do it but first we're going to talk with David Kaplan Aplin. He's the Executive Director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network. And he's going to tell us why what they do is important. And how they we get trained to do it. Well Gee I Jan acts as the global hub for the world's investigative journalists we. We have about one hundred hundred eighty member organizations in seventy seven countries and You know we. We like to talk about investigative journalists as being the the Special Forces of journalism These are the best trained reporters. They're the ones who go after the toughest targets and they often use the most sophisticated tools. The satellite imagery data analysis Long term in depth reporting with with you no more than one hundred sources for for for a single story. These people have the toughest jobs in journalism and they're paying for Warren where we are under attack in more than one hundred countries around the world Their their legal threats There's physical threats cyber threats particularly women investigative journalists are being harassed online in Pretty horrible ways there have been many female email journalists that have been attacked. The most famous case at this point is Marie arrested who was featured on sixty minutes not too long ago. She runs the online online site rattler in the Philippines and she gave the keynote at the Global Investigative Journalist Network Conference tasker personal their visceral. I was going to show you some of them. My sense stop warrant. There are some that are so creative live very sexual but essentially what happens is least will spread faster than facts in Russia said during her speech. It's not just females that are under attack it's really hit me. Last December one time one of the cartons of truth troops at that point in time. I realize that among the journalists were killed in the capital gazette the Reuters journalists who are better point. We're still in prison Jamal. The Shoji most poodle merger but we should all of us right among the four those four I was the only one who was both a mild and because of the brave journalists who've risked their lives and in in some cases lost them to tell important stories the backlash against him has grown. And that's why it's important to have organizations like belling cat like the dossier center telling those stories to a greater audience but it's also just as if not more important to have organizations nations like the global investigative journalist network to show them how to do it and how to protect themselves. GIGN works to build the infrastructure restructure to help in depth watchdog journalism around the world. And and you can see the impact in the remarkable work. That's is being done. You know we we have world class investigative reporting being done today in places like Brazil and India and and and South Africa What what began really with with American muckrakers more than a century ago? has spread worldwide worldwide. And and because of the Internet because of mobile phones because of the Tech Revolution We have more journalists in more places aces doing better stories with better tools than ever before and that's despite all the challenges we face. There is a such thing. As a citizen citizen journalist our citizen investigator and there are those who worked for accredited media so need to figure out how you differentiate eight or do you. There aren't a lot of fulltime investigative journalists around the world and our our the numbers can be measured in hundreds or low thousands Bud You know lots of good journalism involves a watchdog it's dog and investigative techniques. So what what we teach you know I I. It's applicable to to beat reporters to documentary-makers to book authors Freelancers and to citizen journalists. People who WanNa know you know who's polluting their her neighborhood or or or how much money they're politicians are are taking from monied interests So we actually have a whole program for citizen investigators instigators. We call them. And it's it's it's quite popular. David give us a sense of some of those tools that these journalists around the world are a using and also say secondarily the tools that that investigative journalists US really have changed change. You know it was. It was investigative reporters in the seventies and eighties who began chink running around with IBM mainframe computers. And and using you know what they then called computer assisted reporting to to figure out Trenton in data. this this is now mushroomed into what we call data journalism and I. It's become quite sophisticated We have journalists. Doing essentially social science work doing analyses and and And visualizations of massive amounts of data. And you can see see this. In in recent reports on on how how guns are used in American society and and our our crime rates in In how communications are used and and who spying on on home Other tools include satellite imagery The use of sensors searchers Forensic analysis of video. There's a whole list of tech tools that You know we we do trainings on on That you know it's really Journalism Two oh two this is the advance stuff. And it's it's it's becoming Pretty routine in the field. Now you know you talked talked about be journalists being under fire right now through various means so do you teach journalists how to deal with Those kinds of of risk and attacks like that We sure do safety. Insecurity have really risen to the top among among areas that that Our our community is concerned with I think we had a A headstart With the Tech and information revolutions and and and You know figuring out how to collaborate across borders figuring out how to Do Data Analysis and and and And communicate effectively with our colleagues around the world. You know the bad guys went international longtime ago and the good guys are finally.
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"And more now they're ready for anything in even in our office, and we're letting USA. And I know you're going to be like the question was which one is it blow blaze? Yeah, it's interesting because my grandfather from my mother's side is, but you Luna and he was born in New Orleans Killeen the either the loon yet northern Spain. But then my grandfather from my father's side is name is not Faneuil Ruben blades, but they came from England and but his blades anyway. But I don't mind if it's blast. I mean, I don't let anybody even here when I got to the supermarket and I said, I want, you know, they look at me like what? Oh, tied tied tied. So I'll tell you quick story. A friend of mine when I was with my friend was detained, got blessing, and he told the and I'm almost no English and I, it was always asking me and I said, detoquewil without, you know, what did you do today? You know, oh, I went to the movies, I'll see. Oh yeah, he he, it was a good movie. All see, nice, great movie a coma. What's the title? He says house Neo house, was the movie about about a shark. Joe's. From NPR and for doodo media, it's less inner USA Medina, wholesome, and today a portrait of Ruben blades..
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"When we interviewed Oscar back when he was still in prison, we asked him what he would do with himself. If he got out spent five way with my daughter, my daughter, my family, my friends, just just a joyous through a little bit of life. And when you say enjoy a little bit of life, like what's that image? Do you have? I mean those when I said, obey size. A whole goal for view, the obvious of coffee, being able to dial, be able to share ideas, people, you know, those are the things they're really look forward to your people. Your see what, what, what they're buying. history has a curious way of being invisible while you're living in it. We don't know if Oscar will go down as an underdog hero who fought for just cause or a violent fanatic, or if he'll simply be forgotten. Whatever history decides he's had decades in prison to reckon with his life and his choices. And he doesn't seem to have any regrets either. I chose, I fish and he was. With finding feeding purpose in life, you know, in not living life, just took cyst and destroy for the is from the life. And I know that that will keep me strong and at has. That purpose in his life was Puerto Rico, or at least an idealized vision of it. He founded obsession worth living and dying for an independence that the island wasn't even sure it wanted. And now Oscar will return there, but not to the independent Puerto Rico. He always dreamed of that one. A lifetime of fighting later remains.
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"At j. p. Morgan was killed in the Francis tavern bombing. I'm hearing. Afraid free fighter. He's an all these things. He's not violent, but the what did he do if not be terrorist? There's no answer to it because he was a terrorist. If they could point to something, there is nothing. That's what he did. Joe's life has been uniquely touched by terrorism in a stroke of terrible luck. He also lost his cousin years later in nine eleven. But when it comes to Oscar, Joe says, he doesn't want to hold a grudge Catholic. I think he probably is too, I believe in forgiveness, I believe in redemption, but people only worthy of forgiveness. If they look for forgiveness, join his family, went to Oscars parole hearing in twenty eleven, and he said they were prepared to recommend to the parole board that they release Oscar. I mean, we sat in that little room in the prison in Tara. Waiting for him to say in a what, a young man wrong. It's terrible Eddie to all these people, but we didn't get that. Could it all end that day for him and for us, but it didn't because he wouldn't. He wouldn't on up to to what he did. How can we forgive that. To this day, nobody has ever been convicted for the Frances tavern. And as we mentioned before, Oscar has denied having anything to do with it, Rick, Hon the former FBI agent who pursued the f. says that regardless at seventy four years old husker no longer presents a danger to the United States today, but he doesn't think he deserves freedom, either mister Lopez and let me read. You have quote here I as an individual would never sit out to inflict pain and suffering on any person not identified as my enemy unquote, but who in the world defines who his enemies. The answer is he does and some fictional world news head where he is some romantic freedom fighter when in fact, he's just a modern terrorist. Oscar has a heavy conscience about the five people who died in bombings claimed by the FALN. He hasn't shown it seriously by head on that tour every night. Feel comfortable with myself and and I know that I ve ever I walk out of prison walk with my head high. He's insisted over the years that he doesn't have blood on his hands. We asked him what he thinks about the term that Joe Connor used about him, calling him a terrorist, and this is what he said. That I learned thirty into struggle was the power to define. Well, if I'm defining the terrorists, I looking at who is defined you. There isn't for me. I, I don't have my heart. I don't have to buy anything that deals with their. We asked some of the other former FALN members what they think about the people who died in their bombings. And for the most part, the answers we got were kind of vase of, although he insists he wasn't involved in any of the fatal bombings Carlos Alberto theaters had this to say, of course, I don't consider it a victory. If people are heard were killed. I don't consider something to celebrate, but we don't always control. Everything that occurs Carlos spent most of his adult life in prison for decisions. He made his young man, but like all the other former members we interviewed, he says he wouldn't take any of it back. My only regrets or one of my regrets is that we weren't successful. But Puerto Rico will be independent country. That is my dream, and it will be my dream until I die. If it isn't in the pendant country by then, but it will be somebody else's dream..
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"All the defendants ended up with long sentences. Oscar got fifty five years. Others were handed seventy or ninety. And the reason the government was able to convict Oscar at all was because of a guy named FREDDY Mendez Freddie was a new f- AL and recruit. He was arrested with the larger group and facing a near life sentence. He decided to testify against Oscar in hopes of getting his sentence. Reduced Freddie said that Oscar was a leader of the FALN that he directed various operations and taught him how to make bombs after his testimony. Freddie was put in the witness protection program for his safety where his believed to still be today living under a different name. After the trials, the FALN began to dissolve there were a few more bombings between nineteen Eighty-one eighty three, and there were a few more arrests. But essentially it was over seven years after the first bombs, the FALN's offensive against the United States. Government had been put down. In nineteen eighty eight after spending seven years in prison, Oscar was accused of trying to escape and is punishment. His sentence was extended to seventy years. He was also then transferred to a higher security facility where he was alone in his cell on lockdown for twenty three hours a day for twelve years. In the years of followed a movement emerged in the Puerto Rican community asking for a presidential pardon for the f. AL and members in prison. The movement argued that they were not terrorists, but in fact, political prisoners, here's their lawyer. Jan SaaS ler. They were sentenced not because of what they did, but because of who they were politically seditious conspiracy is really thought crime. It's agreeing to be part of challenging the United States government. But opponents say that the thought crime argument is misleading. They point out that the conspiracy conviction with connected to Twenty-eight actual bombings in the Chicago area, nevertheless, the push for their freedom, it worked. But first President Clinton issued his clemency order. Nineteen ninety nine President Bill Clinton offered to commute the sentences of fourteen of the prisoners, here's one of the prisoners on meet the press shortly after his release of what was going on, you call yourself a freedom fighter. Will you continue to use any means necessary to bring about and your mind the decolonization of Puerto Rico? I definitely will not be using any violence whatsoever. Commutations are offered to all, but two Oscar was also offered a commutation, but he refused one of the reasons he gave is that he wouldn't leave unless all of his comrades were freed. I never left anyone behind. I don't care what was get Phnom, whatever it was I did this. She never and tool by defendants were left out, and I, I not these last two were eventually released in two thousand nine and twenty ten Oscar remained in prison, but his supporters never gave up. In twenty sixteen activists started ramping up there camping in earnest to ask President Obama to release Oscar. They put together a heavyweight roster of supporters, Bernie Sanders, Archbishop, Desmond Tutu stars, like Ricky Martin and Ruben blades. Last year, we visited Chicago to get a sense of why people are so passionate about his case. While we were there. I stopped by an event supporting Oscar held at a community center. There. I met lots of Oscar fans like hallmark. It's basically every country has a freedom fighter Oscar. He says this Puerto Rico's freedom fighter Justice, South Africa had Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela is a really good way of looking at it because he was part of armed struggle, and obviously is hard for people to identify the movement of the liberation of Puerto Rico in the same level as apartheid, for example. But the reality is that it is a form of colonialism and he was rebelling against that. But as you might expect, there are many who don't see Oscar Lopez Rivera as any kind of hero. I would love to s people who support is release, say, if not a terrorist, what does Oscar Lopez done to help the Puerto Rican people? Joe Connor was just nine years old. When his dad a Thirty-three-year-old banker.
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"Asthma. Hey, Scott, another crazy week. We've got North Korea. Yep, we've got Russia midterms, and of course President Trump and what happens whenever there is crazy news at our ups, we pop into the studio and break it down to make sense. So if you see a headline we've discussed it, it's the NPR politics podcast. Deadened thinking. Welcome back to let the USA I might yet in Horsa and I'm Marlin Bishop. When we left off, eleven FALN members had just been arrested soon after Oscar Lopez. Rivera was also arrested. There were two federal trials, one for us ker one for everyone else, but in both the f. b. i. had the same problem trying to relate specific bombings to specific individuals was virtually impossible that's former FBI agent, Rick Hahn. Somebody goes and builds a bomb and puts it down in less. They've been careless in left a fingerprint or these days DNA. And of course we didn't have DNA in those days, linking it to a specific individuals of very difficult thing. The FBI were only able to link one of the f. ale in prisoners, Marie. I thought to a specific bomb for all the others, including Oscar. There was no hard evidence proving they ever touched a bomb. So they tried them for something called seditious conspiracy, the it is to the temp to overthrow by force the power of the United States government. It's a rare charge reserved for violence committed in the name of politics or ideology. According to legal scholars for much of the twentieth century, it was mostly used against Puerto Rican nationalists. Seditious conspiracy carries much harsher penalties than regular conspiracy twenty years per count. Instead of five specifically, they were accused of conspiracy to commit twenty eight bombings in the Chicago area and in their defense, the accused FALN members did well nothing. They didn't challenge any of the charges and it was all part of a strategy. Their idea was to use the trial to send a message to the world. They said, look, Puerto Rico as a colony of the United States. And according to the United Nations, colonialism is a violation of human rights. Therefore, their interpretation went, they had the legal right to fight against it including by force and people who are fighting. Colonialism are not to be criminalized by the colonizers Jan saw slur is the lawyer. For Oscar and the other FALN defendants. When they went to trial, these young men and women, they said, look, we've studied international law. We know Puerto Rico colony, and we know that international law prohibits the United States from trying us as criminals, and therefore we can't participate because this trial is illegal. They demanded to be seen by an international tribunal, but they were denied. We were never in the courtroom. The jurors never saw us. Never, never. Never got human is one of the accused f- AL and members. We heard him before talking about his arrest. They found guilty when they sentenced me number judge McMillan, saying Mr. humanity, if I could, I would give the death penalty with out hesitation, but I'm gonna make sure you never never never come out of prison. The judge banged the gavel ninety consecutive years consecutive to your state term, boom, get him outta here. Get him outta here. And they threw me out of the out of the courtroom. I told him you can give me a hundred two hundred five hundred years, but you're never gonna stop the for Puerto Rican independence and the fact that a colony of the United States..
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"While Oscar and the others lived underground. A massive FBI manhunt to find them was underway. Oscar's brother Jose says that their families were having their houses raided by the FBI. What felt like a daily basis? One day I have two daughters were very, very young. They landed helicopter on top of my house, so we're trying to figure out where God was at and we became the natural target that we were hiding him Oscar and the others who were underground evaded arrest for years without getting caught. Meanwhile, during those same years, dozens of FALN bombs continue to go on in New York and Chicago, including several that caused injuries. In one the bombing of the Mobil Oil building in New York. A man was killed before police could evacuate the building fast forward to the spring of nineteen eighty Evanston, Illinois, six years after the first bombs, one of the things the f. l. and did in order to fund their activities was robbed banks armored. Cars and during one such operation, things went very wrong. According to the later court testimony, FALN members had parked van on a suburban side street. There were waiting for an armored truck. They plan to rob and we're standing outside smoking. A woman was spying on them through a window thought they look suspicious and called the police. When the police arrived, they found weapons and ended up arresting everyone in the van. The is talking today about the arrest of eleven suspected members of the Puerto Rican separatist group f- AL in so far. No one in the group is talking, but the f. b. i. says it has dented five of them through fingerprints. They arrest happened last item, the Chicago suburb almost by accident. The question is, what on earth were they doing in the do respectable suburb of Evanston, Illinois, treeline, genteel home of the women's Christian temperance union, no less and not exactly the kind of place that alleged terrorist one with a dangling false moustache could in mid afternoon job back and forth around van. Man without being noticed things strange about what they were, what what, what they were doing this for. It wasn't natural and nobody cooperates no names. No, nothing they gotta human is was one of the eleven people arrested that day. He was twenty three years old. At the time, the FALN had a plan for what to do if they were arrested, they would not cooperate whatsoever. Big quote and identify us at all in credit. Don't have the technology today. So then they called the FBI when the FBI arrived. The ID Carlos Alberto Dory's Marie, either Lopez and Lucy Rodriguez three of the four who went underground in nineteen seventy six. Oscar wasn't with them that day. But year later police pulled over a car in Chicago suburb the driver was using an Oregon driver's license with the name Jose, Ortiz. The police found a gun in the car and took the man into the police station. For further questioning, they ran his prints and to their surprise, discovered that they had just arrested us. Ker Lopez, Rivera, one of the most wanted men in the nation..
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"Almost two years after their first balls. The FBI still had no idea who the FA AL and were and then in the fall of nineteen seventy six, they got a big lead. Here's Brian burrow. The FBI's break in the case came when a drug addict broke into someone's apartment in Chicago and looking for money or drugs. He instead found a dynamite cord and some dynamite which he then stole and attention to sell. And when the Chicago police found it and then raided the apartment, they found a lot of FALN memorabilia and communiques clearly linking the dynamite to the rue. The FBI were able to link the apartment to two people Federal's. I've met the terrorists who we heard from before talking about armed propaganda and Oscar low busy Carlos ended up being put on the FBI's ten most wanted list that very day author and Carlos. As well as Carlos his wife that daughters and Oscar's girlfriend Lucy Rodriguez took another step and went underground. And what going underground means really is that you try to avoid being arrested by living under false identities. Here's Carlos. I'm on the ten. Most one of course, I'm not going to go look for an apartment. I'm going to say, I'm one hour, whatever it there is an aspect of it, and I've talked about it before where you always live in ally. You know, you're always everything that's rounds that you project is alive because you are trying to avoid capture is something that you are willing to put up with because you see it as a necessary sacrifice in order to continue the struggle. If you wanted to develop a false identity in those days, what you did was go to a cemetery and look for the names of infants who died around the time that you were born because those names wouldn't have any ID in use, then you'd go and apply for birth certificate. Using that dead infants name. And once you had that birth certificate, you could build up all kinds of other identification from their passports, driver's licenses and so on. But even with a false name, the FBI would be looking for Carlos. So he says he would do a kind of mental exercise where he tried to put himself in the FBI shoes, and I knew. They were going to be looking for a Puerto Rican and how were they see a Puerto Rican? And then how do I look different than that that was just, you know, may think an I could have been totally delusional in that, but I think it worked..
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"The fronts tavern balmy would be the deadliest attack in the FALN's history of the over seventy bombs. They would eventually claim responsibility for only one other would result in the death, but the vast majority would cause no injuries. Oscar Lopez. Rivera has denied having any role in fronts tavern or any knowledge about it beforehand. So we're you ever responsible for building or setting off a bomb. They said that I that I was I was I was the bump builder. You don't if they have, if they had evidence to charge with with anything, they would have done that to this day. It remains unsolved who exactly set or build that bomb. In fact that there's never been any hard evidence proving Oscar built or said Kenny specific bombs at all, but we'll get into legal case later anyway, after France's tavern catching the f. AL and became a top priority for the FBI. It was truly the first truly clandestine terror organization that we can fronted. And we had no clue as to how to approach this rake. Hahn was one of the FBI agents assigned to the case in New York. They were very sophisticated and we didn't realize it. And I think that's part of the problem that we had in identifying FAA members. Rick says they would use espionage techniques like so-called dry cleaning in which they would take circuitous routes when travelling to figure out if they were. Being tailed, or they might change appearances while travelling to a meeting, they would engage in the use of dead drops, which is to say, you place a note somewhere outside where it's acceptable, but you don't actually meet with the person that's going to pick up that note, false hair items, reversible clothing and professional makeup kits, that sort of thing as the FBI scrambled. The bombs continue to go off..
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"Three people were killed in New York City today and more than thirty injured when a bomb went off and they crowded financial district in the middle of the lunch hour. The next major bombing by the FALN happened a few months after the first one in January of nineteen seventy five. The bomb went off in Francaise tavern, a landmark restaurant in New York's financial district. In the end, four people were killed and about sixty injured. Here's Brian burrow. The journalists we heard from earlier the attack on FRANZ tavern made clear that this was no accident. This was a bomb sad in kind of a symbolic area Wall Street in a restaurant that was populated by white Wall Street men. It was an attack on capitalism, and it was intended to kill, and it did. The entire neighborhood shook at around. But I didn't get hurt. That's all. Fortunate. And how. And just like the last time a communique was found taped to a phone booth communicate number three, January twenty. Fourth nineteen, seventy five. We FALN take full responsibility for the bomb that exploded today at Francis tavern with reactionary corporate executives. Inside we warn the North American government that to terrorise and kill our people would mean retaliation by, yes, this was not an empty warning. The communicate also said that the bombing was in retaliation for a different bomb at went off in Puerto Rico, several weeks earlier and killed two independence activists, the communicate claim that the ordered that bomb, though this has never been proven..
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"How the FA Len came to be remains a mystery. There's a few theories that some of the FBI thought they were formed or maybe trained are supported by Cuban intelligence, but that's Spar from being proven. The FALN are believed to have had two main sells one in New York and one in Chicago, the FBI believes Oscar was one of their leaders, although he's never admitted to that, Oscar wouldn't talk to us about any of his activities with the FALN. In fact, nobody in the group has ever discussed operations at all. With one exception we'll talk about in a bit, but some former members we talked to were willing to talk generally about the choice to take up arms, righteous indignation guests to you, and sometimes drives you in a direction. Carlos Alberto. Torres is one of those members. He was a close friend of Oscars from Chicago and served thirty years in prison. Also for seditious conspiracy, I spoke with Carlos in Oscar's old neighborhood of humbled park where he still lives today. I'm struggle or the peaceful road is. Something that Gandhi grappled with an India, the founding fathers of the United States grapple with that idea and they decided to take up arms. When you think about, you know, the the bombing campaigns of skyscrapers and public buildings. What was kind of the idea strategically of what could be achieved? Let me just start by saying that opened up a newspaper today point at the article about Puerto Rico. Exactly. There's none and that's no different forty years ago. Probably even less what you describe is we described it as armed propaganda. It was a way of bringing the focus and attention to the issue of Puerto Rican, the United States. You re scared. I mean, scared. You'd be insane that scared. Of course, we are scared. I was my God. We knew the possibilities were while low, where are they going to win? Where are they going to be killed? Or we're going to end up in jail, and those are the options. Oscar's brother Jose Lopez wasn't a member of the FALN, but he tried to explain to us this idea of armed propaganda that Carlos mentioned and why the f. l. and members felt it was so necessary. You know, people on the US supreme court in nineteen twenty doing bellsa versus the people portrayal stated, Puerto Rico belongs to, but it's not a part of the United States. So when you have someone telling you you're a piece of property and then to the world ho, what a beautiful little island the here does. The joke is of democracy. How do you get your message across? And I think sometimes people go to desperate ways maybe unexcusable ways to call attention to their situation..
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"This is important because several of the people that we spoke to for this episode including Oscar told us that learning Puerto Rican history is what would eventually lead them to take up arms against the United States when they were school kids back in Puerto Rico, they said they didn't really learn Puerto Rican history. They'd only heard the narrative in which Puerto Rico was this happy, democratic Commonwealth. Shoreline. This is from a short documentary film by the US government in nineteen fifty five. And it gives you a sense of what the official story I'm Puerto Rico was like back then ordinary golden come a long way in a relatively short time, and it's people are proud of their limited to achieve. And Martin, I think festival economic pattern and way of life. They began to learn however, that there's another side to Puerto Rican history, they learned about the gag law of nineteen forty eight that made it illegal to fly a Puerto Rican flag or to talk about independence on the island. They also learned about the Ponce massacre when police killed nineteen civilians at a peaceful pro independence March, and the also learned about the independence activists to attack congress in nineteen fifty four. To a medicos house of representatives in Washington, following an attack by three Puerto Ricans including Rafael, Miranda who fired on the senators in the chamber feno gunman Andres Kandara and the woman member of the trio no leader LeBron's hustled away. Have to beat it Oscar for him. They weren't fanatics. They were Puerto Rican, patriots. He remembers this moment the moment when everything came into focus for him, it was when he heard a recording of one of the people who attack congress, your lethal on, she was expanded. She said, we did not come to to the congress with United States to kill. Anyone re came to give a nice to before there was very, very, very, very touchy to hear this woman and her voice had this. This rhythm is is almost like when you when in to an automatic weapons we are about to and. In all of us, Alaska, Puerto Rico, seniors, Saudi of ice, they. This woman willing to give her knife for Puerto Rico, then right? Should I be able to say, if not worse while five foot independence for Rico. Loss. Coming up what Oscar low busy that decides to do. So were you ever responsible for building or setting off a bomb. Stay with us? Not my yes..
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"When Oscar was eighteen. He got drafted to go to Vietnam there. He won the bronze star for bravery. And Oscar says he would go on these missions in the countryside and encounter Vietnamese people. I won't put her farm, so I really lifted lifestyle and how terrible wash or we're doing too on. So Oscar began to question. What am I doing here. What is this join. Find any on Vietnam. At the same time, Oscar was in Vietnam back in humble park in Chicago, something big it happened. Here's his brother Jose. Once again, nineteen sixty six under street. The community would experience the largest boldest. I think Puerto Rican rebellion, India, nited states. Most people don't talk about night sixty six. That would be a whole breakout of violence and seeing tire street's called the division street riots. The riots started after the very first Puerto Rican parade in Chicago people were drinking and having fun and all of a sudden there was some kind of altercation. The police came in with their guns drawn and a young man was shot in the leg people immediately. They're very angry. People begin to turn the police cars upside down. The police were beating the people. It turned into a nightmare and enlisted almost three days Oscar heard about the riots while he was in Vietnam and it deeply affected him. His brother remembers all skirt telling him this while I'm killing Vietnamese here. Police end, the national guard are pecking my people in Chicago, and that really was like the moment that he begins to really change Oscar return to Chicago about six months after the riots I was the first one to open the door when he came in, he gave me his metal and his uniform as I never want to see this again. The year was nineteen sixty seven. Very crucial here. For example, it is a year from Martha Lustig denounced the why. Have been thought down on the battlefield Vietnam, and he chose from year that's Mohammed Ali. You be dry. I will not go ten thousand miles from here to help Murdo. Those are very strong by word, wolf it at the city. Chicago. Revolt was in the air and Oscar wanted to be part of it. He got a job working as a community organizer. He was setting up protests and sit ins about the war and also around issues like housing and education, and he was good at it. He was just a kind of guy. He was just all over the place. You know he was leading these totals so exciting. Felix Rosa. Remember Oscar as being kind of neighborhood hero. He had the long hair, you know, with the most is the he had the green army jacket and he looks you straight in the ice. He pierces you, you know, he listens. That's the main thing he listens Felix was a member of the Latin dragons, a local Chicago Latino gang. And he found himself drawn to the protests that Oscar was organizing. Oscar would include the dragons by having them work security at their protests respect to those. We never got that from anybody, you know. And that was quite telling for me all about his character. You know, as Oscars activism deepened a new. Found sense of pride in being Puerto Rican began to stir in him. His brother Jose explains it this way import Laurie go. We live at colonial situation, but everybody around you was Puerto Rican, your doctors, your policemen, everybody was Puerto Rican. Here you came and you didn't see anyone that in any way, reminded of who you were that we came to be poor Ricans because we were ostracize. We've we found during ground lot humanity. What little we knew about Puerto Rico, our porta Rican nece maintain our humanity and some quick background for those that don't know. Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States since eighteen ninety eight. Puerto Ricans are US citizens, but can't vote in federal elections and they have no voting representation in congress. And congress ultimately has complete control of Puerto Rico's affairs, and that control was something that also was thinking about a lot. He had come to decide. Side that the country had fought for in Vietnam wasn't really his country at all. Puerto Rico was his country, and the US was his colonizer. He became involved in founding and alternative school in Chicago focused on Puerto Rican history. They met in the basement of a church with no money and just about a dozen or so students. And.