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NPR News: 02-27-2020 12PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm amy held. Health officials are investigating a new corona virus case in California that has no obvious links to traveling from China. Npr's Richard Harris reports. The patient has been in isolation at the UC Davis Hospital. In Sacramento officials. Say The patient was transferred from another hospital but the CD would not immediately test samples from the patient because they didn't meet the CDC's criteria eventually CDC ran a test and the results were positive for corona virus. The individual lives in Solano County which is also the home of Travis. Air Force base the sight of some evacuations from Asia. Health officials are now investigating but so far. They say they see no link to other known cases cases that arise in the community are a concern because they could be a sign that the disease is starting to spread. There are now sixty reported cases of the corona virus in the US and this one is the first real mystery. Richard Harris NPR news health and Human Services Secretary Alex as our says a privately made corona virus test could be sent to dozens of Public Health. Labs as soon as tomorrow pending. Fda clearance it comes amidst a bottleneck in testing because of problems with the test kits the CDC had distributed two labs stocks are continuing their downward slide today as investors grow more concerned about the spread of the virus in the first hour of trading. The Dow fell more than nine hundred points. All the major market indices fell into correction territory today. Meaning they've tumbled at least ten percent from their recent highs. Un and Iraqi officials have announced the names of the first UCD victims of the Isis genocide to be identified by DNA testing NPR's. Jane Arraf has more from Baghdad. Should HE JOHNSON? Person officials read the names of sixty two victims from the village of Cujo where Isis six years ago rounded up men and older boys shot them and dumped them in a mass grave near the start of the Isis genocide targeting the small zd religious minority in northern Iraq. The bodies will be returned to survivors to be buried in the village. Another seventy three mass graves in the area are still to be excavated. The bodies identified included relatives of Nobel Peace Prize winner. Nadia Murad who is enslaved by Isis and was one of the first CD women to testify. What had happened to her Jane Arraf? Npr News Baghdad. Democratic candidates are fanning out across South Carolina ahead of Saturday's primary. It's the first big test. Among African American voters demographic former Vice President Joe Biden has been counting on in a race. That is fast becoming nationalized next week. A Super Tuesday when the most states hold their nominating contests. Biden's campaign is being far outspent in ad buying Mike Bloomberg plans to spend two hundred million dollars in advertising in Super Tuesday states. You're listening to NPR news. Muslim homes are charred. Streets are bear in New Delhi. Today amid a shaky calm imposed by security forces after religious riots broke out earlier this week in India's capital more than thirty people were killed in the violence. Hundreds injured a disputed new citizenship law led to clashes between Muslims and Hindus the Vatican says Pope Francis is slightly indisposed after he skipped one event but says he will stick to the rest of his schedule. Npr's Sylvia Poggioli reports the eighty three year. Old Pontiff was seen coughing and blowing his during Ash Wednesday. Mass Pope Francis had been scheduled to take part in lenten service at Rome's Saint. John's Lateran Basilica of arrogant statement said all his other commitments would go ahead regularly. The pope is enjoyed generally good health. Other than occasional leg pain due to SCIATICA. He's also missing part of one lung that was removed when he was in his early twenties after suffering from Berkeley. Laos's use of the pope's indisposition came as Italy is in the grips of a covert nineteen outbreak at Ash. Wednesday's ceremonies at the Vatican. Francis is prayers to virus victims and their medical staffs and defied Mountin infection. His theory by casino child and shaking has Super Pohjola. Npr news row now that summer bushfires have eased in Australia. The countries facing a new disaster too much water. Sydney recently got more rain in a weekend than it had. The entire previous year and eastern Australia is experiencing flash flooding leading to erosion and mudslides. The blazes stripped away foliage and topsoil worsening flooding conditions. I mean he held in Washington and it's NPR news.
EP108: Surviving a Plane Crash
"The. Hi, guys. Welcome to the I don't get it podcast today. The topic is airline crashes are you in the mood for tragedy? It's not Vivian upbeat one. But it's life. But it's also fascinat- it's fascinating. Because I think that in our virginal airplane episode. We talked about how we just cannot fathom like one of my alternate. I don't get it from now. And until the rest of my life is how in the world are we five miles in the air, and we are just cruising and we're comfortable or sleep in. We're watching movies. We are five miles in the air. No, you're like way higher thirty thousand feet, five five miles the cry. The. The very incorrect. But he knows not see how one one mile five thousand something's phase one thousand five hundred feet one out. No, it's five thousand. Yeah. So we're just five miles in the air five miles in the air is high think about five miles from here. That's like the ten. Yeah. You're right. You're right. Hill sound like a big number. You know, so my head, right? Yeah. So okay anyway. But it's funny because Jared when I came up with this podcast idea. He was like I was writing down ideas on my notes, and he was like why would you do that in the airplane? We were in the airport, and he was like, and he was like what are you doing? And I'm like, I just the podcast idea. Interesting about playing crashes, but I didn't want you to look at my notes because he's super scared of flying recently. And here he is to explain why it was not me. First of all, I'm not super scared of flying. I get a little nervous. But the thing the reason I was mad was because you were sitting next to me on a plane rape before we were about to take off writing your notes. Oh, good podcast idea. People survive plane crash couldn't just wait. You can do that until we were safely on the ground. Literally rate about to take off part of an entire flight experiences takeoff Mealey's because at least when you're descending you're going towards the ground. Ascending to times when we were sending or excuse me two times when we were descending on flights. We were about like probably five thousand feet in the air, and the the pilot kicked in the engines, and we started us ending again. Which was quite I have a question. Why are you? So scared of flying along superman as I'm not superman, and unfortunately, if I'm in a plane crash, I'm not flying out of their myself Jared ice because superman has the. Ability to fly he is in control flying. And you are not in control of flying. The plane sounds like the colonial woman on the way that line could not have been better. Can we just talk about this? We learn are going through colonial phase, we were calling colonial swag, you guys. Everything in the UAE. Remember, you guys know slack. We talked about this data slag wait by God. Clooney swag back. Do I think we have to like, wear puffy shirts and stuff be four. We bring colonial swag back though. Ashley found two people that survived a plane crash. One was in a plane a private plane and one was not. And then we're also going to talk to my down on the ground affected by a plane. Thank you be the plane a plane crash that affected more people on the ground than any other plane crash in America, like more casualties on the ground and people in the air. And then we'll talk to my because my dad was really sad. He's like you have Ashley in Lawrence dead on the pod. Cast. I wanna come on. So come on and talk survival tips and stuff because he was a pilot. Exactly, exactly. But a commercial pilot. What was he my dad flew in the air force in the military, and he did fly commercially after that for like a little really voted five four. And that's I don't know. And I feel so bad. I think it was United. But I'm not I'm not sure I gotta like ask him. But that's a big reason why I'm not scared of flying literally since I popped at my mom's Jain, I've been like on planes and my dad's like like, I must honestly fascinated by like flight and space. I love it. I think it's so cool. Let's give our first. Yeah. Kelly shelly. Sorry. Shelley a call. Yes. Are at hey, Shelley welcomes. I don't get a podcast I Shelley Hello coming on. All right. Well today is we don't get plane crash day. And I know that you have experienced a plane crash now it was a private plane, right? Yeah. It was a small plane, and I saw the pictures that you sent me it was basically crash on the side of a mountain. Tell me how it got there. Did you fall from the sky or was bad takeoff? So the pilot was coming into land and. We did land for about a second. And then the plane started getting all over the runway. We went over into the dirt inland back onto the runway. I was with my parents. And my dad has been a pilot sons like he was fourteen. So he could tell something was very wrong. We're going at a really fast speed. And then we crossed over the numbers in the Aero's at the end of the runway. And that was kind of when we realized this is really bad the airport was on Mesa. So go kind of like a mountain with the top cut off. So when you go off of it you fly off a cliff? So we were going twenty one knots over ref speed, which is basically really really fast, and we smashed the chain link fence at the end of the runway and we've off the cliff. Luckily, we managed to hit a wing on a tree in it's fun the plane around and kind of wedge the plane into the side of the cliff and that stopped the fall, and then we didn't die where were you flying from? Route to take off. Yeah. So you really were like tr your speed must have been really high. Yes. Yeah. But where were you coming from? What was the airline and we're coming from California. Can't really talk about the company, but interesting, okay. Yeah, we were we were this several plans of come off of this cliff before and I think everyone almost everyone else's died. So God the rescuers were really really shocked when they saw how would they keep that frigging landing thing on a cliff or Mesa? Normally, it's okay. I think the pilot got a little cocky end just was on willing to normally in sighing. You just do a go around if your landing isn't quite right. So you just call the tower around, and then you pull the nose up and you go round, but this guy didn't. And so he almost killed me and my family, and he left the engine's running plane was leaking jet fuel. So my dad, obviously, having extensive aviation haulage the plane would explode, and so he evacuated the plane the pilot do anything. Am I remember what I learned in first aid class and was trying to check the co-pilot who was having serious pain? My mom was like oh, Honey. Wear your shoes. She's a mom. Yeah. Like so ever and also on the plane was okay? My dad ended up going to the hospital the next day, and he had serious internal bleeding, and they said if it had been like a millimeter more he would have just died. Oh my God. Karen sheri- can be so expensive. You're like, oh, I got a new car or like, oh, I have a car. So it's this much, right? But then you don't think about the gas. But then you really don't think about the insurance. Holy my would look in a car, and I was like I could do that. But I thought oh, no, wait just kidding insurance. Which is like double the price of the car pay for. Yeah. Well, it's been reported that Americans are overpaying their car insurance by over twenty one billion dollars overall Americans, but searching for a better deal could take hours typically result in a lot of unwanted spam mail, and that was until now with the zebra dot com. The dot com is the nation's leading car insurance company comparison site, so like, you know, how kayak is for airfare that is zebra dot com for car insurance zebras, the new kayak everyone. Yeah. It's the only place where you can compare hundreds of policies for all the top carriers and choose which one is best for you. Plus, they'll never. Ever sell your information to spam? Mercy won't get unwanted calls in just answer. Few questions on a simple fast form in. They'll find the best reach in coverage in your state. It's quick and easy. Just an honest way to compare car insurance quotes from all the top providers at once. So if you go to the bre dot com slash get it that is the dot com slash gut. It spelled T H E Z B R A dot com slash get it you're gonna start saving on car insurance today. So as your dad was a pilot was he like yelling in the like yelling up to the cockpit. Being like what the hell? Are you guys doing? As we were like skidding across the runway could just see his whole body. Get tents any up his hand was like easy easy. And so I was like shit. Something is very wrong. And then when we smash the chain link fence and went over I saw all over his face like Maung completely thought we were going to die. So then I thought we were going to die of putting my hand up like towards the top of the plane to brace myself if that was gonna help me falling over cliff. I'm curious to know, what was going through your head. Like what we're what thoughts were popping your head? Like, we're you thinking of someone in particular like worry thinking about when this is happening. I think it was just shock like Ivan. I was nineteen. I just finished, you know, a year of college. And I was I was shocked like oh my gosh. I'm really gonna die right now. And I wasn't religious at the time. But I remember praying life pay. I'm the offense that you're listening really wanna not die. Right. I feel like it happens really fast that you almost have time to think. Yeah. True. It's just desperation like nothing nothing. I could have done like my dad if he was in the cockpit could have done something. But like there was no time to run up to the cockpit and change things. I think has yelling at the co-pilot came afterwards when he was Accu adding the plane the pilot wasn't leaving the plane the pilot was making a phone call in the plane like during like in an explosive environment. I want to be doing that. He was calling the company to say sorry, I smash drew three point six million dollar only. Wouldn't you do that later? I think he's been Shaw. Yeah. Like just being kind of idiot. But when I from pilot yet, you know. Did you guys know him since your dad was a pilot? No he was hired. He he was a pilot for the company that we were fine with and. Yeah, he he was a retired captain from a major airline would your fly. My dad flew of rioting of plans including citation ten so like large private planes. Gotcha on I'm curious. I'm always curious to know like when people I've near life death experiences. If you feel like you've changed after that experience. And if you have how. I think it was a strange time because being nineteen no one else had really gone through. That people kept telling me, you must have a purpose. And I remember thinking like didn't you know that before I fell cliff? I I don't think I think like the biggest changes were feeling like the world was a little bit less safe. And then kind of taking back that introl new taking flying lessons that summer. I got student pilot's license. So I flew by myself on that was crazy. Awesome to be like. Yeah. This thing that almost killed me. I'm back at. Yeah. I was gonna ask how feel about flying now. But it's interesting that you decide that you had to take it into your own. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Yeah. And now, I'm a clinical PHD's Dudin. So you know, we know that for people who have like trauma, anxiety like going into the thing. That's scary. Is is really helpful yours not trip that on that is bad ass thing. I've ever heard she has plane crash. So I got my pilot's license. And now, I'm a clinical. I'm going to be clinically. We'll because you treat people that have been have you treated people that have been through similar experiences. Yeah. Definitely people who've been through near death experiences. I'm waiting for the day when somebody tells me they've been in a plane crash, and I can just think to myself like me to. And totally understand what they've been do. I guess before we let you go. I want. I wanna talk about like the physical symptoms that you felt like we all know that when something scary happens, even if it's just like honestly, the sound silly. But it's just like something that I can relate to like the dog running out of the house and like almost into the street, you know, like your heart drops and like the adrenaline kicks in. And you can all of a sudden you're like more scared than ever. But then you're also running fascinating ever have like how Dade your heart your stomach all the nerves in your body feel. That's how I feel when I think I lost my phone. Yeah. Yeah. There. I think it was all of those things. Yeah. Like classic tighter flight. I read my heart was feeding, but honestly, I don't think I had time to really notice any of that like it happened so quickly, and then we are on the ground in the nice still wasn't sure if the plane was gonna explode in Killala SOS is sort of like, you know, heart pounding like ready to run up this or climb up this cliff. My mom had gotten any Tory Burch twos. I'd never had nice shoes before I've been like waiting to wear them when I wouldn't damage them. And then, of course hill that I've calcining why taxes and stuff. So just yeah. I I don't remember as much of the physical stuff. I feel good to know that like some people are fighter flight in e definitely obviously are like which one are you? I think I'm fighter. I think. I think I fight fight. Yeah. Yeah. You're a fighter by people just panic and cry and like aren't like let me get out. I can't think of anybody more than my mom that would just be the flights. Like, she just really just kill me. I'd rather just right now, and like I can't handle this. And yeah. Okay. Wait. So does this like, do you think you understand like a plane crash in which it falls from the sky would feel like after this? Or is that still like the ultimate nightmare? I mean, I feel like we weren't fire off from that. Yeah. It didn't last as long. It was definitely like befalling sensation. Like watching the playing like dip forward and Lennon full rhyme like so lodging like movies where cars go over things in fall into water or like playing nosedives like those still bring me back. I guess I'm like imagining since you like a plateau like Mesa, whatever you described. I'm imagining being like a small dip. But like, I guess it was huge. Definitely sent me a picture. All right. Well, thank you. Shelly Llanelli nights. Tie. Your your dope. Chick your data. Now. What's crazy? Is that one time I flew into Gibraltar, the rock of Gibraltar is like, basically. Where is it? I don't know is it in my God. This is like so long ago guys. I'm so sorry. It's either it's it's confusing because I think it's British territory, but it's in Spain. Okay. And it's like right at the end. But anyways, the airport is terrifying. If you guys Google image the airport, it's like literally where the rock is. And I remember thinking to myself why did they pick here for the airport? I don't understand a lot of place. On a place. Confused. I was like what if we just like exactly what she was saying go off the rails and just run into the rock. I feel like a lot of airports are like that. I know that with the DCA with Reagan it's supposed to be the worst runway provide, especially the way or the worst yet landing place riots because really they have the Washington Monument that they have to avoid and then later and the water, and then you like go from the washy over the Washington Monument, all of a sudden you have to like dip down like oh to like skit over the Potomac and on land. It's like it's really weird like that. Landed in the water. There's been a couple. Yeah. And then in Logan airport is right on the water. And then JFK it's like long very onto the water. I guess you're coming from from fun of water. Then you gotta win there. I mean, I always think of sully the movie sully. Yeah. Tom Hanks like crazy. You guys see that movie? Of course, it's so good. You didn't see did you with you. With unesco. It was remember you guys are going you. Sure. You don't wanna go. It was so interesting that like his own the airline company was at American United. I forget they were like mad at him. And he was like on trial for it. And it was like this guy wasn't that crazy against protocol. Also watch that Denzel Washington movie. It was all about like he was a chronic drinker flight. Yeah. And based on a true story, but it's like very similar to slowly. He landed the plane successfully. Atlantic. Also was like supposedly his blood alcohol was drunk who's drunk at the time. Oh, but of course, the FDA in the movie goes after him because it was like whatever they even supposed to have an issue in the first place. I just hope. No one's listening to podcasts right now on a plane. I thought about that. I'm a little I'm a little scared that a lot of people will be listening to it. It's around the holidays. You don't know where they're flying one thing that Shelly said that struck me as interesting is like, and it goes in it goes through my head all the time specifically on space mountain. Just the thought that like humans built everything and there is human errors like when you're on a plane one hundred percent the pilot of fall asleep like a human if he didn't get enough sleep blessing could be tired. Let's ever wants us to take red is, Jerry. We'll take is for that reason too. That's funny. For the day. They take it enough. Yeah. I read right is safer actually than someone. That's like flying. I mean, whatever morning wants to. I'm like are you sure you're awake? Or now. I'm not. I don't know when she said that I was like that is so scary. So I can't believe that she like overcame her fear that way. That's yeah. The old way to overcome your fear right to conquer it. Basically. Secretly wanted to learn how to fly, but I have bad eyesight. So I would never be allowed to fly saying you have to have twenty vision. And I were contact can't I think so that's great. That's amazing. How do these pilots keep such good vision over their life? I'll always remember. And I think that's a little Michelle Loma sunshine. Remember all I wanna do is five point five plight. You guys. And he couldn't because they figure out he was colorblind. This heartbreaking, actually, that's crazy. Robin. Everyone Robin Hood is an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks ETF s options cryptos all commission free. They start to make financial services work for everyone. Not just the wealthy. I know. It's intimidating starting getting like, stocks and stuff. I don't understand it. But Robin Hood is basically investing from lentils. Yeah. Like, it's easy. It's on your phone. And if you don't have somebody intimidating you being usually put this much into this dog this much too. That's kind of like all up to what you feel you just play around. 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They called it the Farrell's ice cream parlor crush so farewells. Crash. And I was like, okay. So maybe it was like a company had a lot of their people on this airplane crash. Behold. It was actually a jet in a show an air show that lost control and rammed into an ice cream plant one, but two places one of them being ice-cream parlor filled with kids. It was the highest was like the highest rate of fatalities on the ground as part of an airplane crash because about fifty people on the ground died from this thing just below ING through it. I screamed so there yet he was seven at the time. But he remembers it vividly and his mom died was he in ice cream parlor in the lead who's on the ice cream parlor. So he was soon. While already. Okay. We have Steve on the line. Hello, steve. Thank you for calling. So Steve I have now come to learn that the plane crash that you are involved, and you were not on the plane you were in an ice cream. Parlor is that correct crew? So I know that you lost your mom at the age of seven in this accident kin is it so motion to talk about or you just so young that it's it's easier than you would benefit were little older. It's actually not a it's. Recalling the event is like recalling a scene in the movie because it children children. Don't attribute a lot of the emotional ours. That we get as a note because we don't see the events in the same way. And it what what was funny, and I really came into perspective on the fortieth anniversary when the firefighter burn in it, which was came about because of one of the fire captains that was in the building with us that had passed and the fire department the guys have gotten together. And that's how they started the Vernita that he see UC Davis hospital. And what happened was was another young young man that was in the accident with me at this event. And he and I were talking about how we both about the same type of recall when we talked about the the series of. Vents? And it was it's just something that because we weren't we aren't tainted by at seven years old all of the other outside stuff that we would had we older. Can you describe that day for us? And how you both for call it. Absolutely. It was it was a it was a really beautiful day. It was sunny day September. It was warm. Our house was up for sale in my mom had been to Farrell the week or two before. So it was a family outing to God of the house because the house was they were doing the open house. So it was it was a fun day. And when we got there, it was extremely crowded, the the places it was it was divided into thirds. And we ended up sitting in the center section. We were. So we were asked if we wanted to sit in the section that was actually the most affected by the plane crash. We ended up sitting just when one on on an adjoining wall. But just on the other side life is so weird. Like that. It's just it was early amazing. How all this came about. And my mom insisted. So we sat with other section and what ended up happening they they had a big drums, and they did a lot of fanfare during during the meals in screaming thing. And so what ended up happening? It was almost there was a rebel. And it was almost like like a major earthquake. I remember seven years old. I'm looking over the Johm going. Well, they're not playing drum this is odd. And then all of a sudden, the the shaking became more severe, and then all of a sudden poof and the booth was that when the plane. The go back to the to across the street. There was the near show, and Mr. Begum the pilot head actually called the raping they were going to send him on a runway to fly east and circle around to go to San Francisco, and he says, oh, no, no, no. I wanna take this other direct flight or runway and get go just straight west. And they said hold on time out. They had a fifteen minute Powell about whether or not the plane was was okay to to take the shorter runway. And they said, okay, fine, the planes rated go ahead. And which was actually this is where this gets interesting. There are some blessings that come along in this whole story. He set up the plane room. You flown all over the world. I'm sure. Okay. All over the country. I'm giving you credit for the show seeing more generous. I was on the American on a season. So, but you've been all over the the country, and you've taken off over very very crowded areas. And you do a speed take off, and you do very steep steep climb. Right. Right. Oh, he was supposed to set up the play. But because he didn't set up the plane ended up porpoises down the runway, and he was never considered airborne. So this is actually the largest on ground air air accident that is in the in the history, he never took off. No, what happened was porpoise down the runway, you know, kind of bounced along, and which was a good thing. Because when he got to the end of the runway is chaired off his field tanks. And that was the initial explosion that caused all the vibration, and then from there he kind of with through the cars and into the building. Their remaining fuel in the in the building. That's what caused the poop. You know, things blew up. And so there was kind of a positive there for all of us in the building. Because what ends up happening is when they're blows up kind of pulls oxygen out everybody and. And gets thrill it, and then there's the aftermath in the aftermath was kind of the come that. Really come. But I mean, they're the kitchen was on fire. There was real smoke in the building. And it was really Erie. But all of a sudden now people have to do something, and I was sitting across the table from my sister older sister, Christy, and all of a sudden I thought we were talking, but because of the close in we couldn't hear. All of a sudden she ducked out under the table. And she puffs up with one of the twin, though the reason why that's significant is because I was with my mom that father and his two cent, and my two spares, and we also had the two two little girls from down the street Christine Kerry with a flower girls in my mom and stepfather sweating, though, she reached out she comes up with the twin? And all of a sudden, she gets up and she's gone, Mike. Holy crap. What about me? So I figure okay, I've got to get out of here. And I've got this fence, you know, like one of those ninety degree corner benches behind me subbed up against the table. So I kind of skipped by south out. I look for hind me. And I find out years later what I saw is Iran member watching sully. Yeah. If you ever saw the real footage in of of what happened when they were coming off the plane all the adults look like zombies coming out of the plane. Yeah. They didn't depict it so much in the movie, but in the world bra footage, you could see it. That's what I saw with the adults as they were trying to gather themselves, and I'm like, he's people something's wrong. And so there they were all lining up being perfect school children in lining up at this little window, and they were breaking these slats out, and they were going to climb through the window to get to the front door. And I said, you got crazy. So I walked towards the fire towards the kitchen around the same wall and I walked outside. And so I was kind of outside by myself my walkout into this beautiful sunshine. It was really eerie quiet. And I'm just kinda waiting looking wherever wondering where everybody else is. I know it was really strange so tire family, you you didn't see them when you are at the booth anymore. You just you just left because what happened, and I didn't know about this until years later a lot of things I learned a win their explosion. And there's that big cone health things blow up a lot of the crap. That was in the sorry. I'm not supposed to. This is a lot of the the boost furniture table stuff. It was in the place where the plane came in when blew up it all blew over the top of us in Atlanta behind. So I mean, you talk about a miracle. Yeah. That a lot of us were were saved because of where all this stuff landed. So that was all the stuff that I climbed over and I didn't know this at the time. So but anyway, as we were I was outside. Everybody started coming out the family started showing up we started gathering up. And so we've they didn't know where to put the crowd didn't know how to you know, and they knew that people were coming, and what was also happening as there was a a bowling alley down the down the way because this was all pre development in this area. And so there were people coming running there. There were people that heard this up on the radio firemen and police came over there equal from the air show came over. I mean, it was just a mass conversion onto this to get help. They were breaking windows. One sister got separated from us. And she she actually went down. She stayed alone. The bench that we were sitting on and a man a gentleman came over broke the window grabbed her out and put her in an ambulance. We didn't know this until later. Event. So I got we got stepbrothers the one of the twins. My sister, my stepfather, and they put us on the one of those in at the time, it was modern, but it was the old style ambulances that we used to see old movies, and they took us everybody converged on the Sacramento medical center, which is now the UC Davis hospital, and that was one of the one of the significant issue later, but I'll bring that up in a minute. So anyway, we so we all got it. We ended up at the hospital, and they one step brother, and my sister had surgery because there's some disruption in an explosion that causes some internal damage. They have to fix. I was I was fine. Everybody else was fined one of the the the twin carries. I think her leg or arm was broken something. But anyway, but we were all together. So we do you realize your mom wasn't gonna come out. Well, that's that's where things moved along. I was I had to go through surgery and don't really bad because I on the floor, and I was going to federal. But. I'm sorry Sergio the x Ray because they put me on this table that other spend me around his early cool. But I just got a little excited with the ice cream. I guess all the so, but we got back together. They took us down into the basement, and they set up the basement, and they started, you know, putting families down there. So we were all together. I don't know how long we were there before they came in. But my uncle and priest and of unofficial came in, and they talked with my stepfather, and confirmed that my mom had died, and then they told us, and then what happened for me is started to cry a here. My mom's voice in my head. You know, be crying. It also I laid down and I ended up waking up three days later. It was kinda like one of that that movie. One of the Grisham movies where the little boy at the beginning goes into that catatonic state. And so anyway, so I kind of, you know, disappeared for a couple days, not not anything bad. But it just the emotional. Yeah. So ended up where you know. They had the funeral. I didn't get to go. That was one of the things that was kinda bad that in really deal with for many years until later. Yeah. But over the years what I found out, and this is what I wanted to get into where you can talk about this. It's now not attributing any emotion to the event because it was purely an event, but there was a lot of good that came out of this the firefighter burn unit. Sacramento, sac city was on the leading edge of mass casualty of how to handle mass casualty of Vance in the you know, things that they learned from that event are things that were implemented all the way through up to things like the world trade set. Enter bringing the medical teams being things like that distributing people throughout the city instead of overloading one hospital. So there was a lot of good things that happen. Then I also found out forty years later that there was a lady that was sitting on the same bench that we were on the opposite side behind this little partition and the firefighters were in on their thirteenth of Erin. They found this lady there and she had survived. She had very little smoke inhalation. But she was still in Sean, but she survived because of where she was it just happened to be where we were collectively that was a pretty safe place, and one of the things that he told me, and I don't know this one is an urban legend, or if it's something that, but he's he told me that at the peak of the cone that was up near the the hole in the roof. They found baby that was alive. My goodness. There were a lot of things when you look back on this that we would say, oh, my God, you know, how horrible. Horrible. Or what a what a, you know, help help bad. This pilot was but there were a lot of things that we're actually came. There were some good things that happened in through the event. Did you did your mom pass away from the impact or from fire, though, she didn't burn it was more from the impact? What happened? She was at the end of the bench in the opening to the to the next room. And when she fell he fell over, and then the debris on top of her was what really caused the severe injuries that took our live, and they wouldn't have been able to get her out of there and say, I I read the autopsy, and I know that there wasn't any way that she was going to survive. Steve feeling you have such a positive like the way you speak about this experience. Obviously there's like nothing you can do. But you saying things like so many blessings came out of this experience. And I'm just like I mean, this type of thing just like stays with you forever. Right. Like, I bet you're constantly finding things out like you were saying forty years later you found. Out about that woman. Like, how is this affected who you are now, and like how you view planes and just things like that. It is funny talk about the planes. I I love airplanes. I didn't know this. There was a there was a legal action that followed for for our family. And when we went to the attorneys, I remember sitting outside, and I'm sitting in this airplane thinking, this is cool and understand why my stepfather but sister, we're thinking this was a thing that they were sitting here watching. But I didn't know I didn't understand all of the the aftermath, and they didn't really we didn't really get into attributed plane is being evil. You know, it was just an event and it was an accident. And then you wanna fast forward. It's talk about nine eleven these people were targeted you had people that were behind the the of an airplane slammed into a building. And so they were out to get into this to kill the people that were in there. And this gentleman Mr. Bingham that was a pilot. That was not his intent to hurt. Anybody did not slam into this building out of spite it was an accident and putting that in perspective that way and being able to forgive him because I've met somebody who was from the Vacaville area. There's a place over there called the nut tree, it's an airport. And they said he was like a ghost there after the accident and really live foal. Foale he'd lifted dismal light because of the guilt of guilt ridden. He was and so he took that with him to his gray. Yeah. That's the prison sentence. Oh, absolutely crazy. And it was it was purely an accident. He didn't have a lot of skill. It didn't have the training to set the plate up properly to be able to take like he needed to. And you know, he didn't up. You know, we didn't we need a we can look back and say, well, we should've but he did. And it just it happened. But I also had the good fortune of I went on and I worked for the Sacramento fleece department. And so I met. A lot of that had spent time guarding the bodies guarding the scene head responded and actually been in and out of the building saving lives. And so I had the good fortune of even went through that building was abandoned for a while before the city took over and I walked through that building or loan in. So I've had a lot of things that I've been able to experience that most people have never encountered in their time in in their Hilling in their their discovery of you know, some of the finer details of what happened. Well, this is just been fascinating your outlook is unbelievable inspire. You are a very positive, man. And it's really nice to hear from people. Like you. Thank you so much Steve. I hope you had fun. You know, I understand why people get the feeder. And I understand why they have the disruption in their lives, and I've had it. I mean, I've had relationship fish. I've had doc all issues I've had things that have really affected me. But there were there are ways of kneeling without at healing was bad. And that's where it's been like, I said, you know, good fortune of of being able to work through and learn so much about. Held see the the positive in things and the good news in his come of all this. Thank you so much that was beautifully. Put. Thank you. Steve are I appreciate you? And we'll talk to you some other time, absolutely. Thank you. But. You is. I know you've heard enough about the fact that Lauren I very shocked that we're only like sixty percent talion. It's wacky. My dad has been talking about it because he's out our grandmothers this weekend. He's like. Yup. Grip. You know, he's a grandpa obviously, had German English and him and his dad. It's it's so crazy. It's a good conversation to have with your family you guys ever dread. Going to like a Christmas thanksgiving, whatever dinner with your family Gil at twenty three meals and talk about how shocked you are what you are. He'll never not have something to talk about. It's not like you just talk about your heritage. 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So I wonder what you guys was cover about yourself with twenty three and me by your Twenty-three me health and ancestor kit today at twenty three and me dot com slash get it. That's the number two three and me dot com slash get it again twenty three and we dot com slash get it. So we got now's his dad. On tell us she he's a pilot could tell us that things on how to survive a plane crash and here he is. Yeah. So I want to give my dad on the podcast, obviously, you were pilot and flew for many years, and we just talked to a bunch of people that survived a plane crash. But we wanted to like what do you do if you're on a plane and the plane's going down? True question. And it's something that name beads, save someone's life. So get very seriously. There is credibility behind what I say. It's not beating my own drum, but a graduate of survival school and also one of eleven hundred people at the time to graduate from the national search and rescue. We know you are you. Him his credential thing. Single the single most important thing to recall, the single most important thing is the likelihood of getting rescue is one hundred percent the first twenty four hours after that it degrades substantially that is if you don't get rescue within the first twenty four hours, the likelihood is very good that you won't be rescued for several days or weeks making so much better. What's that movie was Kate noun, mentally, I can only hope to be in a plane crash? What's his name? Alive in NewSouth Alba Alba. All right, continuous are. This is actually saved people's lives. They most important piece of equipment immediately after you, get your injuries treated, and and and your surroundings you bearings. And your situation settled is not fire for heat. It's not what it's not food for sustenance. It's a mirror and listen to that very. Proven in case. After case study after study, ladies, usually cosmetic mirror. The mirror is the same will most important thing. The first twenty four hours later on you can worry about water you can worry about. That signal like tissue to thing have demonstrated especially out west where you folks Vegas own those places that you can see vanity mirror or you can see a piece of glass reflected for well. Over a hundred miles could be the difference. That is really interesting hundred mine question what if I'm more interested in like, you're on the plane, and it's going down. Like, what do you do? Obviously, you grab the oxygen mask. Like, can you give us? I mean, I know you've never been actual and most most aviation accidents are survivable. Of course depends on the degree the type of accident. That's occurring in flying. You know, structural damage something catastrophic to the aircraft is usually not survivable in falling out of sky. But many of the accidents that occur occur usually on lending or on takeoff off, and they are survivable again based on just credible facts and history of these things or gently in aviation. They out engineer. They out train they out design. They out Bill. Build a out assemble the accidents that occur. So there has been no new accident since nineteen forty eight ords every action that occur is a repeat of something else that happened before. But, but for example, if it's a core engine part Pratt and Whitney a major manufacturer General Electric Rolls, Royce that people manufacture the engines, jet engines will design around engineer the part now as far out that means they don't make it anymore. No another words, if it's a corn Jin part that failed then they either sticking it or they re position it or maybe out of another metal. They always if it's something to do with human era. They out train it in the simulator. They teach pilot something right? What I'm saying? Yeah. In other words, they corrected in aviation because it's very very crucial. Critical. What again that will save lives? If you're on a commercial jet, if you're commercial yet against it can with the term survivability, a lot of the accents are survivable commercial aircraft. You get greased in the first moments for night that there are seven or more exits and has been proving unfortunately in fatalities everyone, especially a smoking cabin or fire will assemble at the door that they came in from. So everybody has that psychology that they enter one door. Just like, you're entering your home. And you need to leave out of that door and people forget that they're seven other, you know, they're pumping exits that you can I always look for my close as I did the former take. Or you good for you. Time we take off every seven days I've been on a Jillian planes. I've never paid attention to what happens. I don't even know where the the flotation device. Let's see I know what he's gonna say. The voting always under the sea. Sometimes the pocket next year sheet, Jared and certain doors open certain ways, for example, when you're in the exit window, sometimes when you pull in the lodge the door flips open other pointing rabbit, so I wanna know which door it is God forbid if I'm ever in that situation. So I can immediately get to the door knowing exactly how to open in your body the exit row, I always see how you get the turn. What I love about your show. You guys actually do community service. You have relevant and tangible things that people can use in their lives. You know, think something else that comes to mind, really quick. Unfortunately of people are shattered thing here, and I know things that are negative. But when. New engine aircraft. Sometimes the fire trucks will start foaming just to prevent spots of fire as they approach and people get lost in the phone. I remember we used to train everyone. If you can you can determine the direction of the nose of the aircraft me three hundred five hundred feet and finally aircraft. If you're able to make it out there numbers pick, a singular point that's something. That's not brief or taught in the civilian sector and civilian the slides comment and everybody just goes in every direction and then giving. To get killed by the fire trucks. Unfortunately. Yeah. That that has happened in happen to this thumbs. Thumbs Korean girl who was a missionary here. Not long ago. There's a I forgot you can Google it. But it happened out west out in California, dad, you're the best what a wealth of knowledge, can you give a little quick tips? Like, I was telling them that you told me the part if you sit near the wing or on the wing in the plane, that's like the safest part of the plane are there other little quick tips. Like that. We we when we fly because again, you're you're telling survival malls accidents are survivable, not all but most are you wanna say at the cross another word seats, eight through thirteen whatever they are in most commercial jets because that's structurally, the most hardened player on the aircraft. And or an accident after accident survivability has been high in in that range in other words over the wing over the wind, Jared, I think that you're gonna be booking only rose eight through third. It makes so much sense. All right. We'll think you so much for coming on your the love you. You've never been on our show. It's more positive next time. You know centered? All of that is it's good stuff to know. You know, Jared wants to say something terribly just wanted to say, it's very nice to meet you, and you raised a wonderful daughter. Jerry yourself. Oh, thank you so much. You guys are on a blessing. You truly are keep people always in in prayers. You know, and thank you for for being in his orbit. You know, it's a blessing. Healthy with good good good intentions in. And that's wonderful thing. May God continue to bless all of you listening. All right. Love you daddy to but my no. Well, guys, thank you so much for joining us on this podcast. And Ashley thanks for putting it together. We obviously know this is a sadder podcast. But it's also obviously sad things happen in life. And it's honestly fascinating. When people survived things like this. I learned I learned from life. I should have made this more of a survival food casts unless well. Well. Yeah. Yeah. I'm so happy. My dad finally Jared's quote uncles that. Really? Yeah. Jared Jared, you wanna come here and talk about your plan. Experience is. Raffi your thank you for listening. Right. Subscribe review and join our Facebook group, and the I don't get a podcast on Instagram. Amphibole me on Instagram and tell me what you thought. All right. See next week. Bye. 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Tom Steyer Talks South Carolina; COVID-19 Traps Chinese Comedy Star In U.S.
"From NPR and WBZ. I'm Robin Young Tanya. Moseley it's here now. President trump has said that a widespread outbreak of covert nineteen is not inevitable. Even as his top health officials have warned. Us businesses schools. Really all of us to prepare for more infections. All of this comes as the total infection count worldwide tops eighty two thousand with more than twenty eight hundred deaths globally and in northern California. A person who had not traveled to China or come in contact with the known case has fallen ill. It's the first time. Health officials have not immediately been able to explain the source of the infection. Joining us for more on all of this is NPR science correspondent Richard Harris. Hey Richard Hard. So yesterday the CDC told people pointblank to start preparing for the virus to spread than President. Trump started talking essentially walked back. Those statements and said the risk to Americans from the virus is very low. What's the government's message? Well I would put shortly as saying that you know hope for the best and be prepared for the worse and I think the public health people are saying we need to be prepared. Because it's quite likely that we will see more spreading of this disease in the United States. better to expect that in prepare for it and have it not happen than than not to be ready if and when it does show up. I think the president obviously Wants to downplay. The you know the the trauma this going on the markets are jittery and and he's trying to basically Calms come some pure so so both messages have their purposes. And I and but and there's some more at cross purposes and perhaps they are yeah yeah And whether they're adding clarity to the American public is the big question and President. Trump also announced that he's putting. Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the White House to respond to the virus That's in place of appointing Corona virus. Czar what's the reaction been to? That decision hasn't been a lot that I've heard around Washington today thus far I think. The main concern is if If Vice President Pence takes over will that politicize the response I think it's very important to recognize that public. Health officials have credible messages. Because they're based on science and I think if the public starts hearing that these messages are based on politics rather than science. They won't believe the advice. So that's You know that would be. That would be a disaster. Really if if in fact people stop believing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or whatever I will say that the vice president did appoint a well regarded scientists named Debbie Blix to be his essentially point person on this. So that's an encouraging. Sign that that science is still a high up in the mix here so you know we will always watch this real carefully. Yeah and the president has also said he expects to allocate two point five billion dollars to fight the virus. But I WANNA ask you at the time we have about the new case in California that the CDC is investigating they say this could be the first community spread of the new corona virus. What does that mean? And what do we know about this patient? Well community spread is is not a good thing because it means that they don't know exactly it came from this person did not traveled to China. They don't know if this person came in contact with somebody who had recently traveled from China. So if they don't know what's going on it's the question is has been circulating quietly in the community and we don't know they're investigating this very carefully to make sure that they can get to the bottom it if they possibly can. This is a around in Solano County California which is Around the environment of Travis Air Force Base where a fair number of evacuees had been brought. So I'm sure one of the questions are going to be asking is is in any way related to the quarantine center they had set up at Travis. Air Force Base. Yeah yeah you know this diagnosis seems to have come later than it could have Because of a delay in testing and the CDC says it's resolved it. But what can you tell us what's happening there with the time we have right when this person showed up at UC Davis Hospital in Sacramento the doctors that I said to the CDC. We're worried about this person having covered nineteen could we test them and they said No. It doesn't the testing criteria and they had to ask again and finally the CDC said yes and And that's when they were diagnosed that's because the tests have been short supply the CDC has had fairly high barrier for who they will allow to test that apparently has been resolved at least on a technical standpoint so we should expect to see a lot more testing starting up In the coming weeks that's NPR. Science correspondent Richard Harris. Thank you thank you well. It stay with Cova nineteen and turned to Steven Morrison Director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington who co authored a report in November before this outbreak. That said the American people are far from safe from a health crisis and the US is woefully. Ill prepared to respond to global health. Security threats. Steve What did you see then and still now that needs to happen while the basic proposition is that in our preparedness against these types of outbreaks. We're stuck in a cycle of complacency followed by neglect. And that's true. For the investments that are made here domestically as well as the investments made overseas and key partner countries that are mostly acutely vulnerable African countries and others that where you have a high propensity for dangerous outbreaks. And because we're in that cycle we tend not to invest in a sustained basis at an adequate level and we see that today in terms of the proposed budgets to cut. Cdc BY SIXTEEN PERCENT HHS by ten percent So it becomes this race. It becomes the scramble versus a more premeditated and sustained effort over the years. And if we have sustained human to human outbreaks in the United States and I believe we will see that We're not going to have immediately available vaccines or antivirals or a cure for some time into the future. What we're going to need to have is basic items like protective gear good infection controls in hospitals and clinics. But most importantly we're going to need to be communicating to the public. What form of social distancing is going to be essential in this period in order to minimize transmission and that means suspending congregational kinds of activities. People are going to be staying home from work. They're going to be staying home from school. They're going to be staying home from sporting events they're going to be electing not to take that trip. Perhaps by air by air that they had planned as a as a family vacation or a business trip And they're going to need to do some very simple things like hand washing and and the changing the way that we greet and meet one another and so you're saying they need to plan for those what you seem to agree isn't inevitability and just one last question. What do you say to people who say? Oh we've been here before and SARS was kept out Ebola horrible impact in Africa but minimized here sky's falling. I think what we need to say to. People is be very honest on what we know what we don't know what we know is that this is a dangerous new virus that we have not seen before. It is highly transmissible. It is highly contagious. The data that we've seen so far in the major study released by the Chinese on the first forty five thousand cases shows that for eighty percent of the people infected. There was either no illness or very mild illness. But for twenty percent you had extreme illness that put people into the ICU. And you had two point. Three percent death within that population so for one in five people that we know of today this virus burrows it's way deep into the respiratory system deep into the lungs and it induces fairly rapidly induces a very dangerous form of viral pneumonia That puts people into extreme circumstances that require very high levels of sophisticated care in order to survive very expensive and demanding care and then two point three percent. Don't make it and pass away. And if we imagine that this is spreading very rapidly through populations our testing capacities have been very limited in knowing the actual true presence of the virus in populations. Our general understanding is that this way out in front of us. We do not see it and even if it turns out that as we discover more about this illness if it turns out that the the case fatality rate is one percent versus two point three percent. That's good but it's still a very dramatic. A threat seasonal flu in the United States kills thirty five thousand people year. And it's point one percent fatality rate and it infects only about nineteen or twenty million people if we get a spread that touches forty percent of the population fifty percent of the population with a one percent fatality rate in a twenty percent extreme illness or even ten percent extreme illness that will create havoc and overwhelm our health system. And so we need to be very attuned to all of this and be preparing for that possibility and hope that we're wrong. Hope that in fact. It is far milder and less dangerous than than it may seem today but by all indicators. We need to be taking this very very seriously. And that's the argument. That's being made by our leading epidemiologists and I take quite seriously stephen. Morrison Director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Steve Thank you. Thank you so much. Well that may have made you sit up straight. I remember we are taking your questions about cove. Nineteen at here now. Dot or just a little place to click on there at the top of the site and we will try to answer them all on. Monday and there are plenty out there here now. Donald each of us is the star in the movie of our life. But how much of a role do we play in other people's movies and it was a really sort of palpable fear that they were going to reject me or worse? The unseen pressures placed on other people this week on hidden brain from NPR. This week I sat down with Congressman. Jim Clyburn he's regarded as the most powerful Democrat in South Carolina. He's currently serving his fourteenth term and serves as House majority whip during our conversation. Clyburn told me. He does not take sharing his endorsement lightly. He knows his power here and that many voters in South Carolina look to him when choosing a candidate. He explained why he feels vice. President Joe Biden. Is the best candidate to win the presidency. I think there are a lot of good smart people who are good politicians but temperamentally the ought not be president and with comes to temperament. Biden has with a text. Let me ask you something. So you know Iowa took us all by surprise what happened there right now. Biden is not really doing that. Well I mean he's come in second in Nevada. We're headed into South Carolina. It's almost like he said prior that it feels like coming home when he comes to South Carolina and he's really depending on South Carolina's to to help him stay in this race. Are you concerned at all that the rest of America might not be feeling how you feel? Sure I'm concerned about that Remind the rest of America that when Bill Clinton got to South Carolina run for the presidency back in Nineteen ninety-two he at loss. Eight or nine ten contests before so. I'm not discouraged by that. I would hope that Joe Biden was a better debater Joe Biden headed turbo stammering problem. When he was a child star. Yeah and I said too much. I think your other come clean with the American people that people know. Then you're looking in the camera. You're looking for thoughts you looking for the best way to express the thought but your come clean. He didn't. The second thing is that he was held bit on not attacking. Democrats and people want to see him fight. He's well I'll fight trump and that there was a problem for him. But when I look at what we're going to be up against in November. I just believe that Joe Biden's the best. Well as I said as I mentioned he calls this coming home and is really depending on South Carolina to pull him through. But I was reading about a group of women the reckoning crew here and South Carolina through voice crew. The cleaned it up a little bit. Well what's interesting is that they would go knocking door to door several months ago. Asking folks at first they were behind Kamala Harris and asking folks who will be voting for and everyone was saying Biden and now that Cameras Out Cory Booker's longer running. They've been knocking on some of those same doors and now folks are saying. I'm not so sure. What are you saying to South Carolina's who really this state feels consequential. Because of what happened in the other states in the caucuses will I can understand that I went to a funeral. Friday moment in my accountant passed away and four or five people in that church before the got started. When it's no for me. What are you GONNA do? Who are you going to support? We need to hear from you. That's when I made my decision to public one thing I want to ask you about is Bernie Sanders He. He's leading but you have concerns about a democratic socialist Why well it's not just a democratic socialist. I like birthday but I know South Carolina and I think I know this country Peter will I also fake history or to be instructive? Explain what you mean. Well housing around in nineteen seventy to nineteen seventy two. That was the year South Dakota. Us Senator George McGovern through grassroots campaign won the presidential nomination but Kleiber notes that McGovern only won one st losing out to Richard Nixon. And that's what I see happening here today history or the be instructive and may be wrong about this. But if he were to get the nomination Senator Sanders yes. I hope I'm wrong. I just don't think I am. I want to ask you a little bit about some of the other candidates You have explicitly ruled out people to judge WHO's campaign. Your grandson is working for as a possible candidate. You could endorser stand behind. I I just want to know more about why because I know the state and I know what I think is best for this country. I guess yeah if I guess to rent represented clyburn it but I want to ask you a little bit more about this. Do you think there's a generational divide here There's always a generous in Nevada. That's true there is a big thing about this those generational divide between me and my dad but when it comes to this moment where we're trying to decide as Americans who were going to put forth As a nominee in ultimately president of the United Is that generational. Divide enough to divide the democratic alignment there. Do you know what I'm saying without me. Nineteen seventy two. It was there that I'm always afraid of that shoe that was sitting in. My Dad did not agree with everything that we were doing. There was something wrong with your son going to jail. My mother was fine. Burma not my data so there are exceptions to every rule representative Clyburn. Thank you so much for taking time with us. Here in Columbia. We wanted to take a closer look at that younger generation of the Democratic Party. That Congressman Clyburn. And I were talking about one of those voices. It's crystal Spain. She's Cory Booker's former state campaign director and the current campaign coordinator for the South Carolina Democratic Party. We met at the Tiller Center in Colombia. It's a place where residents can go for help with water and heating bills about fifteen percent of people here live below the poverty line. There are lots of everyday issues that People are dealing with here. That are really a matter of life and death. Most Times they get overshadowed by these big picture policy ideas crystal Spain and I began our conversation talking about the growing role. Black women are playing in this presidential campaign at one time at least five served as state directors for Democratic presidential candidates. You know black women you know. We're we're always there. Were always working. We remain on the political front lines period. And were there because we need to. We have to protect our community. And we're we're we're now refusing to cede for people who are not going to stand up for us and it just means that we're now not only running campaigns but we're also running for office Here in South Carolina last year we elected to new black women. Mayors you've got Ladonna Hall and Sally South Carolina and you've got Tracy Clemens over in Norway in these are women elected in small towns in very rural communities and also last cycle. We flipped a house. The State House seat that was A Republican white man that went to a black woman. So you know. The political landscape is changing and Black. Women are definitely a part of deciding factor in that change. So it's exciting to see you travel pretty far and wide for the booker campaign knocking on doors. Talking with voters. What were the issues? They talked about that. That really stood out to you. The main issue here in South Carolina voters I believe was healthcare. State that has not expanded Medicaid. There's still hundreds of thousand people who are not covered you know. They don't have access to affordable healthcare treatment Can go on and on. I mean they're still like they're fourteen counties here in South Carolina that don't have obgyn's and so that means that mothers have to travel outside of the county sometimes driving forty five minutes for prenatal care appointment so they just many things Within healthcare system you know that hurts South Carolinians. You're so steeped in politics. It's your passion. What our conversations. You're not hearing that. You wish you were hearing about this presidential election. People aren't excited and then I use the word excited because we've seen excitement. You know in two thousand seven with Barack Obama And we saw kind of a a non excitement in twenty sixteen So it makes me nervous when people don't get excited in especially if the Democratic primary for the Democratic Party our base really has to be inspired and excited to really go out in droves to get the right people elected. So that's the one thing that I'm I'm not seeing a lot of excitement about the election. Does that translate into hope? Do you feel that people are feeling hopeful? I think the presidential was kind of overwhelming for folks after that word a lot I was just walking through I will sit here and focus and by the debate. They steal don't know who because it's just overwhelming because going on for so long I won't say the people aren't hopefully they're just ready to get a nominee so much of the conversations we've been having are about the Horse Race but you mentioned the center that we're in right. Outside of these doors are hundreds of people who are trying to get help for their electric and water bills Do you think that we don't take that into consideration when we're talking about the issues in the concerns of everyday people you know? I don't want to say that we don't. I think that it gets overshadowed a lot. And that's when people really disengage and become a little apathetic about the process. Because you gotta you gotTa have access to the Internet here in South Carolina. A third of the state doesn't have broadband connectivity. Kids compete with the rest of the country when you can't even with the rest of the world when we can't even connect to the rest of the world so there are lots of everyday issues that People are dealing with here. That are really a matter of life and death most times crystal Spain current campaign coordinator for the South Carolina Democratic Party Crystal. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you so much for having me. I really appreciate it as cove in nineteen continues to spread around. The world is of course raise concerns about the global economy. Something we've discussed as a potential impact. But when we're beginning to see so to get a sense of the scale we wanNA BRING LLC MSNBC Anchor and economics correspondent correspondent. Hi Allie so we've been watching the markets dropped for days around the world and in the US where a near what ten percent loss for me is. Now that's just a tiny tick from you know with a long arc going up but it's a tick the go straight down. So how much of this is investor? Fear you know investors sending a message. We'RE NOT GONNA WE'RE GONNA withhold our money to make you see this. How much is real evidence of economic loss caused by the coronavirus companies shutting down? I don't I don't know how to describe a percentage to it. But it's it's you're right in identifying that it's two different things right. There are some companies that can provide evidence of earnings that will be lost because the airlines aren't flying to China or casinos. Things like that. There's a whole lot of other companies that have no direct exposure at the moment but investors are saying. I don't know where this is going to go. I don't know what how long it's going to take. So I'M GONNA take my money out and putting the bond market that tends to be very sophisticated investors and then there's a third category of companies where once we hear about community transmission. There's one case in California. That might be the first case where they can't figure out where got it. Once you get into that then people start getting scared about going. To malls I just mentioned casinos casinos doctor. Taking a hit Ballparks public transit things like that so this is all built around uncertainty but right now most of the loss in the stock market is not actually about prophets. That company will lose. Its GOT MORE TO DO WITH FEAR. Well and there's two pronged things here. Thousand workers have been told to stay home in London because of one infected co worker. So they don't Wanna get their workers infected but on the other hand. Lufthansa is sending people home without pay to buffer against future losses. You know we were also reading about a company here. In New England just moved their production to China last fall and between the trade war and now the virus which shuttered some factories. They're they're wondering if they should have so. Give us more tangible examples of how this hits business well. A lot of companies are now thinking about business continuity right. So there's there's an issue about whether your customers will come. There's an issue about whether you fly people to China or you don't if you've got factories in China or supply chain but there's a whole completely different issue for places like yours and mine where we work. Where if this thing breaks out companies want to do the least The most to try and prevent outbreaks in the workplace right. Most of us are in the workplace every day so there are all sorts of business continuity plans in place for things like terrorist attacks. And things that'll take you out of business for a few days but this one gets really complicated so people are starting to figure out is they're going to be more teleconferencing more working from home. What are the places that get? Hit the ride sharing industry. The shared economy might start to get hit whereas things that you do from home like zoom and meetings like that start to benefit so everybody I think every CEO and every manager in the country sitting around thinking. Who Can. I have stay home. How can I avoid the spread of this thing? And how do I mitigate against workers getting sick and consumers not considering my product real quick jet blue is now the first airline to lift changing cancellation fees because of the virus. Who Pays for this? You know when companies start to do things like that is their insurance so generally speaking. There's not insurance. For pandemics epidemics there is business continuity insurance from the business side. But I think lots and lots of everybody's going to allow people to cancel Take the loss moment. They'll she. Msnbc angry an economics correspondent. Thank you thank you over. What is this past weekend? A couple hundred people mostly Chinese students and professors gathered in an auditorium at northeastern university in Boston for a fundraiser. For Wuhan China Ground Zero for the cove in one thousand nine outbreak. The event was organized by we star. A nonprofit just formed by Chinese in the area who've been sending tons of medical supplies to this city under quarantine when they began playing videos from China's internet showing families separated streets emptied. Several people began quietly weeping in their seats including this professor skis. Mclintock's desk you. These films are incredibly powerful. I feel the same way. It touched my heart a thirty five years ago. I came to the United States from China but still it must be so hard. Yes but I'm used fired. By lots of people for wrestle risking their lives to help others a few rows back student. Monica Shaw. This must be hard to see. It is you're saying like I'm already like you know I've been crying. Was Wuhan in your home province or no choice. Not by Chinese hunt is part of China so we were like all Chinese people just looked up and there was a health worker with a mask on and he just took his glasses off and started weeping. Yeah because they cannot go back home because they're like potential virus carrier so they can just talk to their families over the phones and then after that just wiping their eyes. Then Jesse Appel a young white Jewish man. From Newton Massachusetts took the stage seven years ago he went to China on a fulbright. Scholarship studied Chinese and standup comedy and became a Chinese comment. Why excellent nobody believes your shoes? It's the best part about what I do. I get to make people half. That's like the greatest job ever and now with the epidemic people are Homesick Some of them haven't seen their families on a long time. They hope their families are healthy. They they're also maybe worried. Even if my family member got sick maybe they wouldn't WanNa make me worry. And they wouldn't even tell me how many here know Jesse's work. He appears on popular TV shows. In China. Shanghai Jiao Bushehr his videos. This is low way style of takeoff on Gangnam style have gone viral Dot Kushner Lau West Jesse performed in China with his teacher. Ding Dong Chen. Here he played an American proud of his Beijing opera skills. That's Beijing opera. Richie also brought to the steelers tonight. There's a joke in there. It's complicated but the point is part of Jesse show is a tutorial on Chinese cross. Talk comedy which includes singing telling them about their own culture. Crosstalk what is that? Yes the Chinese word Shung. It's kind of like Abbott and Costello or Laurel and hardy two men two person shows. There's a joker the straight man to go back and forth back and forth. It's all taught master student so I- apprenticed with a Chinese master teacher for six years in China disciple. Yeah I mean to be able to study so closer with somebody heated comedy for fifty years. He passed away in two thousand eighteen but really his entire life. He was doing comedy and for people you know in the Cultural Revolution. He was sent to Do Comedy for coal miners out in rural Shaanxi Province for ten years and he just had to make it work. It's it's on a whole `nother level of making people laugh than anything I'll ever have to do in my life and have somebody who went through all that experience and is now teaching me how to do comedy like that was that was really an incredible experience. Now you're doing stand up comedy in China. Do you ever worry. We use as some people in the audience. Kind of look you know at each other like should we laugh? My goal is to bring people together. I don't like that I sometimes have to think twice about what I say on stage but I can't. I don't have the luxury of not doing that. I want to go on stage. These people laugh. What is it about China? When I first went there it was that the language and the culture was fascinating and as an American doing comedy there. I have opportunities that are available because the comedy is growing so quickly when I got there in twenty twelve. There were twenty people in the whole country. Do Stand up and now there are hundreds of millions of people that love this thing. I get to be a part of that. Even though the road is definitely not straight Jesse had come home to visit but now he can't go back to China because of the virus and he's been following the millions of people confined to their homes. Their people just in home healthy thing hold because they go outside might mean somebody me somebody here. And that's how the virus spreads so a big round off all of these people for Hon. It was very important in doing these. These shows for American audience that I that I explained that will hunt for me is not a place of an epidemic. Wuhan is a place right performed. Ride friends where there's subway construction and they eat crawfish and doing a show about the pandemic which is not a funny topic was a challenge for me as a comedian and honestly I didn't even know until the first time I did those jokes. Whether the whole thing would blow up it was as you said a fine line that you have to figure out how to walk but I think if you do manage to walk it I think it meant more obviously means a lot especially the videos. Jesse showed of people under quarantine coping by training air quotes for the Olympics. Oppose the videos at here now dot org. They are hilarious. A young man plays Ping Pong by himself both sides of the table. A woman plays pool on her kitchen floor with eggs. Kind of there was a bit of a laughing through tears. In Curl with a teapot she was what curling teapot on. The ground My Internet over the last three weeks in on the Chinese side of the Internet has really just been a deluge of virus. News News Virus Virus News and it fluctuates wildly. Between Oh everything is horrible. And we don't know when this is going and also here's a funny video of of a guy who created like a swim room and living room. Because he was so. She's on the table in his living room. And they've got books up in front of his head which is sticking out over the table and they put a pan of water underneath head and he's got a swim cap on and everything he's not getting very far but he's definitely try. Although there's something about that you brought more humanity to this tonight. Then I've seen in weeks of coverage sure we don't usually see portrayals as China is very funny but the people there are very funny when I thought of the idea of making the main thrust of the corona virus routine about all these funny videos I saw online. I figured people will see. They're making funny videos at home. We make funny videos at home. Regular people are just making funny videos at home except they're doing it in a very different and challenging situation. This is your home out. Sounds like China's your home now and yet you're stranded here worried about them back. I'm an inverse refugee. I'm worried about my friends back in China. Not only because of the illness but psychologically. I'm worried that people are going to be scared to go outside and meet friends and who knows how many months it will be before people are really just comfortable being in a busy room together and not touching like you know people right now. Are you saw the thing? We have people touching elevator buttons with condoms on their finger. 'cause terrified to touch anything. I'm worried that life is going to take a long time to go back to the way it was Where people just go out and they meet their friends for dinner or will anyone come to a comedy club? Yeah but I made a video blog about the charity. Show that we did last week. I put that up. It got five million hits overnight and I have people who are sending me private messages once every ten minutes saying we're taking sears shows. I think we'll have this new demand for comedy with people wanting to get out and see stuff and in the meantime I can make videos on the Internet and coming back to tonight. How did it feel at the end of this evening again? I saw people weeping and just the joy at the end. I must've felt good. It feels really good refinish with this video the Olympics and all these people training at home and you know weight lifting with boxes of beer and like you know curling with pots on the floor and I was I felt like I was being a little help. That Chandler stays strong lawn. We spoke with American Chinese comic. Jesse Appel a fundraiser. Four Wuhan the city in quarantine in China his videos hilarious and ways to help our at here now dot org and broadcasting today from South Carolina in Columbia. A city where you can hardly drive through without seeing Tom. Steiner FOR PRESIDENT BILLBOARD SIGN. His campaign office is also right in the heart of downtown. Columbia. A sign of the billionaires huge investment in the State. He spent twenty million dollars so far on television and radio ads and it seems to be paying off today. A poll shows that here in South Carolina are still ranks third trailing only behind sanders and Biden nationally. However it's a different story several polls show. He's only gained about two percentage points. Tom Steiner joins us now on the road in a car between campaign events ahead of Saturday's primary and Super Tuesday. Welcome to hear now. Tanya thank you so much for having me so you jumped into this race for president last July and your strategy among other things has been to zero in on South Carolina. Tell US why South Carolina is a state Which reflects the diversity of the Democratic Party? It has a heavy proportion of African American voters. It's got a lot of Latino voters. The Democratic Party is a big tent with a lot of racial and ethnic diversity and South Carolina's a state that reflects that and I think South Carolina gets to make a statement about what the big tent that is the Democratic Party and the very wonderfully diverse. American people get to say so. I've always wanted to make sure that I came here and spoke to you. Know every part of the Democrat coalition. I understand that but I want to ask you a little bit more about that strategy. Your strong presence here could really be seen as too late. You're pulling at two percent nationwide even though you're doing much better here. In South Carolina. A critics are concerned. The support won't play out elsewhere. What's your response to that? Well I think that what I'm trying do is to show that I can pull together. The coalition that is the Democratic Party. Did in fact. We don't have to go with one of the extremes. We don't have to go with the democratic socialist who wants to take over big parts of the economy. We don't have to go with the former Republican mayor of New York City that we can go with a progressive Democrat who speaks to the issues that count with Democratic voters. And so I'm trying to show in South Carolina that I am that person. It also seems like you're trying to position yourself kind of as a middle of the ground choice between the moderate candidates and Bernie Sanders. You've also been big on addressing climate. Change Racial Justice as you mentioned. Do you think that message is coming across to voters? But let me say this. I don't think of myself as a middle of the road person. I'm a straight up progressive. I really am. I think if you look at climate I have the most the most aggressive programming climate. I declare a state of emergency on day. One known also saying that I'm in terms of race. I'm the person who talks explicitly about race. Who is for reparations for slavery? Who believes that unless you deal with the subtext of race in virtually every policy area in the United States? Then you're not really dealing with that policy area honestly. I I think the reason that people think that I fall in the middle is I have a business background. I started a business of my own. I built it up and I walked away from it and people think that as a result of that. And they're right. I understand how the economy works. I understand that job creation and prosperity. They're absolutely right. But in terms of environmental justice economic justice or or racial justice. I'm a straight up progressive. We know that you have a long history with going your own way. You spent millions of dollars pushing for president trump to be impeached. Despite at the Time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi objecting to that. But many Democrats are looking ahead to the general election and they're eager for underperforming candidates like yourself to move out of the way and possibly unite behind some of the top contenders. Is this something that you're willing to do. While they're couple things I'd say first of all. I'm trying to show that I am a top contender. Tanya I'm trying to show that in fact I can pull together this coalition in a way that other people can't that's what I'm doing here in South Carolina talking to people directly. This is a turn out election. You don't have to worry about whether the Republicans will turn out because they always turn out. The question is will Democrats turn out and I believe impeachment and our grassroots effort is a big reason the Democratic turnout between two thousand fourteen in two thousand eighteen minutes from thirty five billion to fifty nine million. That's why we the house. How would you define a successful campaign beyond winning the nomination? I know that is the number one goal but also in thinking about all of the issues and the topics that you talked about around racial justice around climate change what is successful campaign for you. Talk to be fair. I am trying to win this campaign. I am trying to be the nominee but I'm fighting specifically on issues that I've worked on for decades. I'm running for president because I deeply care about economic justice. Americans have been absolutely taken advantage of by corporations government racial justice. I've been absolutely care. That's something my family's cared about for generations and climate justice. You know. We don't have a choice. I was worried that the kind of things I CARE. The most about wouldn't be addressed and out here pushing to address deep injustice in our country. And make sure that we're safe. That's presidential candidate. Tom Steyer in car headed to a campaign event in South Carolina ahead of Saturday's primary election. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you very much for. Have Great Pleasure here. Now is a production of NPR and WBZ our association with the BBC World Service. I'm Tanya Moseley Broadcasting from South Carolina public radio. I'm Robin Young. This is here now. I'm Tanya Moseley in South Carolina where unlike in years past voters we talked to are less sure about the candidate. They're standing behind this primary. I still think after his name wrong and he just being one because like Obama. But I I don't know I'm this. I'm still undecided next time on here now.
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"Right it's a Friday here on zero blog thirty and today we have six rounds in the magazine. Round number one. China is back in the news but this time it isn't for Corona virus there deploy more than one hundred thousand troops to Pakistan deployments. Aren't always what they are. Quacked UP TO BE RUN NUMBER TWO A US soldier in South Korea Positive for Cove in Nineteen Aka the corona virus and. We hope they're okay but also imagine. They are absolutely getting roasted by their pals right now. I would've loved to have a troop that had corona virus out of roasted them into oblivion. It would have been beautiful round. Three women are in the news in both the British and American military this week as they are making great stride and as usual and that happens the haters also come out in full force. We're going to dump down their neck just a little bit round number four. We ARE PRETTY PRO. America on this podcast. When a national American Media Company shuts down our throat we take notice. Npr was that media company. They wrote a piece about America. Losing an important war and we don't take that lightly round number five big digging energy as British soldiers are awarded for bravery at Kensington Palace. An awards ceremony. Just slaps different in a castle and round number six concerts down with army football. Captain Co Christianson to talk about the new policy allowing academy graduates to go pro and how it came about. Because a random comment in the Oval Office and all that today's brought to you by our good friends at the barstools store whenever you see the social clips today you'll see me in the lovely half Hoodie. Which is my favorite piece of gear. That barstool has ever put out. When I first saw it I was like. I don't know who's going to possibly buy a half Hoodie but now I love them. I wear them all the time. Whenever like fifty five degrees a half hoodie is perfect. Because you get to put in there and is so soft. It is the softest ladies. It's cute stretch pants as someone who wears them seven days a week. Very cute with stretch pants. I get compliments on it all the time. You need to go to the Barstool sports store pick up that pick up some others ubt gear. We're going to have new stuff coming out soon as well. You'll need to check that out that being said let's get started with the show. It's the last February twenty eight February twenty eight but it's not the last day of February like usual mom February. Twenty eight is always a weird day in February. Twenty ninth is an even Stranger Day. Because you have those weirdoes out there in the world. That's like Oh look at me. I'm turning four. Shut up dude. You're twenty what is a leap year? Okay and are they in one. Yes we are. Yes anytime anytime you have the extra day. It's considered a leap year so it's a year to line up the calendar as you know it as you have on your phone there okay. It's a way to line that calendar up with the solar calendar because it takes the earth three hundred sixty five and one quarter days to make a trip around the sun so in order to line up the solar calendar with the calendars the Gregorian calendar that we use which was implemented by Pope Gregory Dropping Grigorian on us. Yeah goodness three. We use the Julian calendar given to us by Julius Caesar. I don't know how he decided. Just make a calendar but anyway. It's just a way to make up the two calendars so we're in synch. So this year normally February ends on the twenty eighth this year. The twenty nine correct. Now what would happen during the Vietnam War your birthday fell on? I don't know where this is going but I love it all right. Vietnam war say on born on February twenty-ninth. Okay Vietnam War comes along. They're putting out the drafts. It's not a leap year. They forget there's that twenty-ninth they don't put out any calls for people born on the twenty ninth because they're in a year where it ends on the twenty eighth just saying so typically people have leap year birthday celebrated on March first so you probably whatever. The draft number was from March. I I was the worst. I Hate Anybody. Born on February twenty ninth. 'cause they always have that stupid ass joke? I'm turning for. It's a dumb joke. Stop doing it. I think even up I have. I have one friend who was born on a leap day and he has never once made that joke. So he's He's good in my book but yeah it's kind of an interesting thing that we do as a society right. I just wanted to crack that egg open on the episode today in a little bit scrambled up. Because I wasn't quite sure. I heard all the hubbub about it. And what kind of over easy ostrich I met like from. What type of foul. Oh for transition sake theg no no. It was the Dugout dammit case. I gave you upset. All you had to come up to the net cards. Karai that Shit right into the sand right into the net weight. Do you guys hear that. Nineteen Ninety two movie mighty Ducks Quack. Quack QUACK QUACK. Quack Quack. Quack cut goal normally. We don't do round music intro. But I think that we should for this one because we're GONNA go to China for this. Let's listen to a little duck tales Lou with trout number. What I did a restart air saw them I can. Can you talk round number one? This story is so good that I wrote a blog about it before we record today because I love it anytime that you have a natural disaster type of situation taken place and I think locust swarm would definitely qualify as a natural disaster because locus when they're in your area. They consume everything. That happens in Iowa. Whenever you're going to get your breakfast pizza from Casey. You're talking about the locust swarm if it happens in San Francisco and you WanNa go have a lovely full-body read while overlooking the lovely water there. You're going to be talking about the locus warm. When a locust swarm comes everything else stops. That's no different whenever it's on the Pakistan and China border. Kate walk us through what happened a little bit well and it's happening all over. Africa a ton of countries in Africa right now state of emergencies because of it And Pakistan is also having a problem with it so China is actually helping them deal with it. In a very unique situation China is planning to dispatch one hundred thousand ducks an r. One hundred thousand dusk lot adopts. Oh how do we have a duck reserve right wig? We're come from. We need to make a huge duck reserve huge. It's a good thing because they're coming in handy. China is dispatching one hundred thousand strong army of Duck Stop Pakistan combat. A massive locust infestation. The Legion of Locust eating waterfowl will be sent from the Eastern Province of Zeh Zhang following the arrival of a team of Chinese experts in Pakistan to advise on how to tackle the infestation which is the worst twenty years and again around the world. They're having like the worst longtime with locusts. China deployed the ducks whose natural diet includes insects to fight similar infestation. Two decades ago reportedly with considerable effectiveness. Their use is both much less expensive and environmentally damaging than pesticides. Ducks are also more suited for the task than other poultry. Such as chickens lie because ducks like disdain. Group they're in a squad there any unit they got a rank structure and everything. They were little they were a little rank insignia on their already know formations signals. They know the wing signals. They know all that Shit. They're like skirmishes left. Skirmishes right all the different Shit. They got it all out. Plus they're easier to manage them chickens as we know chickens goes skittering about any which way and it is also capable of eating more than two hundred locus per day. Can you imagine a duck that is on week? Five of two hundred dollars per day unit. I wonder if these ducks are like in duck having like this is a delicacy for them and they're just so jolla copter dog man like ducks are probably sitting in formation sitting back there you probably use their reserve ducks honestly their reservist. So they're like sitting back in China in life. When are we going to get used? And then all of a sudden you have a fat. Mass aren't duck walks out and he's like. Hey Boys we're about to go to the Shit we're needed and China and all the ducks are like. Oh Fuck Yeah China. What's going on MSN? He's like well. You're not going to believe this. There swarms of locust and they needed to go in there and take him out your cleared hot as soon as you get there. What's the R. E. E? Mass Aren't well. You eat on site as soon as you get there. You Start Modem down. This'll be like ten to play. Look at a little Pakistan campaign medal. Again they'll get it all this will be like. I'm in the Marine Corps and there's an emergency in Mexico put me on the C. One thirty we land in Mexico. The door slowly starts dope but in the back. I'm like what is it. They're like Mexico's been infested with tasty cakes. We need to eat two hundred a day. God it sounds like what a delight. So what a great little deployment for these. I wouldn't even say it's the point. What are we going like? Tdy But to Hawaii probably for these ducks in terms of military experiences. This is just it just per diem for sure. Only other thing I'm thinking is I was like well. What's in it for China? I'm thinking about it. They send these ducks over there. All Fat Yup. And then the ducks are coming back. They're like we're GONNA get a hero's welcome in China Buddy. No you're not. Are you getting the put out on a cracker because your liver transplant fog GRUPP? Yeah here the size of a Turkey. Now you've been eating fremaux Pakistani locus. You are new win win all around but I guess if you're going to go out. This is a great way to go out. Yeah that's true. That's true rank Xerox Ready. But I D ranked these DUCKS MIGHTY DUCKS SCROOGE. Mcduck dark wing. Duck Lou I would say for military purposes for the purpose of this podcast darling. Duck would definitely be up there. Because I imagine he's like a villain of some sort like done dark wing duck. I go dark wig. Duck Tales mighty ducks all right. I would say mighty ducks. I feel like Goldberg could eat a lot of locus. Okay I feel now longtime sally hitting tough time Goldberg by sniff anyway. Yeah that's tough. Imagine being in that cell and be like. Oh yeah it used to be a mighty ducks resemble a little bit but I can see your cheekbones. Villa Goldberg Got Sad. We saw the next light and fluffy round number two corona virus. Oh number two talk move corona virus update and Korea. Can I just say kind of tired of the Krona? Various Don't let it's just getting started. I think that before we really get going. That is such a pervasive idea. Now because whenever you see stories you see them all over the place a pandemic is just getting started and now I think most people are tuned. The fuck out. They already don't care. And it's not even really in the full upswing yet that is scary. Thought I guess so well. Us military officials confirmed Wednesday chaps that twenty-three-year-old US forces career soldier stationed at the Camp Carroll Army base near Di Goo is currently in self quarantine at his office residents after testing positive for the newly identified virus. Notify she as Scoville nineteen which originated in China. The soldiers diagnosis prompted. Us forces career to raise its risk level too high on Wednesday out of a strong abundance of caution in utilizing the USF K. commanders authorities to protect the population from Cova nineteen. South Korea has the second highest national total of Corona virus cases behind China as of Wednesday South Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It's recorded one thousand one hundred forty six confirmed cases of new. Corona Virus and eleven fatalities. Those numbers are news to me. I didn't realize it was getting them. Yeah and so I would imagine there's pretty large bass there in South Korea. I would imagine that knowing that. That's the country. The second most cases they are probably an overdrive right now trying to figure out how to quarantine how to stop it. I'm guessing at twenty three years old that's US soldier. Korea isn't listed. Take us up at it and I feel like that makes you the smelly kit of the unit. Oh Hey ron viruses much worse than lice. I mean he just get around it I would much rather have lice than corona virus because at this point now like you talk about a thousand cases in South Korea. There is a chart that was going around. I don't like to fear monger but folks I'm GONNA fear monger for a second because there's this chart and they had SARS. They had a bola they had. I think swine flu listed and then they had corona virus. So there's four major quote the last four major pin dimick's that was going on the charts like it starts off corona viruses just kicking on long basically the same speed that abolish it. And you're like Oh Bola was the big fucking deal for awhile. Sars is way up here because SARS is a big deal that took place in China as well now. Corona virus is so far up the chart that you can't even see the other three on for like confirmed cases globally and the scary part takes two weeks of an incubation process for this to even show up in tests so they don't even know like you have to be away from from two weeks containing this on a global scale and so many people are traveling across the globe. Like never before. This shit is legitimately scary but I would love it. If there was somebody in my platoon that had corona virus. I would absolutely blasted would destroy little life if they had corona virus. Why that's a little stream smoke? It a little bit if they sneeze. I'm not talking about destroying their lives like slice in their throat. But I'm saying it from like a verbal hazing perspective where you're just like you. Nasty little worm you get strep throat and you get treated like it was your fault. Imagine coming into the company office and you have corona virus. And that's what it says on your Jet Corona virus. But you know if one person has it more people are going to be diagnosed there with but they say it's it has about two percent death rate right now which it's mostly like. This is sad. Like older people and people weaker immune system stuff like that so most people are surviving the same. But it's still a huge amount on a global scale potential to be really bad and here in the United States the CDC's has a California patient with no travel history and no known exposure to another patient has tested positive so that was scary to. Did you read about that? What happened there? No so what happened? There is that this guy came into the hospital was saying that he had some of the systems that what was going on with corona virus. The hospital in California reached out to the and said that we need testing and they said well he hasn't been anywhere that corona virus so. We don't feel like he needs to do the testing at this point. Then he went back to the hospital. A couple of later. Another hospital actually had the tests for Corona Virus. Any test positive so he was going around in society and things like that for two weeks no and he had positive tests and the hospital issued a statement that. Hey this isn't our fault. We can't get sued if this caused an outbreak in our city we ask the CDC and the CDC said. It was no deal. Yeah well our Dean Bloomberg who is an infectious disease specialist at UC Davis Medical Center? Said what you just said suggests that the viruses out there in the community and that means pretty much everybody's at risk we don't know who might be carrying it. We don't know who we can get it from. So that's definitely a little scary. If you're in that California area right now and realize sixty F- confirmed cases in the United States press conference by President. Donald Trump did not do too much to eat. Americans fears about the potential spread on Wednesday night. He kind of put himself at the center of it. All and I think he's trying to ease people's minds cracking wise about Germaphobe recounting. Run in with a sick friend using a standup comedians pater- he waved around colorful graph showing America superiority on virus containment listed facts. He had just learned about the flu. And it didn't really bolster a lot of lot of good vibes about it. But you know who knows? But I pretty confident in in America's medical field though that we can combat anything that is thrown at us while they're working really hard right now obviously worldwide scientists and doctors are working to find an antidote to this but also this remind me on radio last night. It's been just a topic that's on everybody's minds. I got a caller because we were talking about it for a segment. A caller called in he was living in California. He was just out of high school and his dad worked for like professional. Lacrosse league and they were doing this. Big Lacrosse event in the Czech Republic. So his dad asked him like. Why don't you come with me and help so he? He goes the night before though he smoking hookah with his friends. This was years ago when the hookah was up too soon as the hookah next day he gets on the plane. He starts to feel sick on his way to the Czech Republic. He lands and he's like. Oh fuck I'm like really feeling sick. Turns out he had the swine flu and he brought to the Czech Republic. Oh man swine flu. They had to track down the people that were like on the plane then. His Dad ended up getting Corentin to he said he spent like two weeks in Czech Republic like like Soviet hospital with no like. He can't speak language so he can't watch TV. I didn't have everything they had to quarantine him so him going to another country and kind of bring it but it how easily like he. I mean they got lucky that they tested him for but an American bringing slime flute at the Czech Republic. How easy this shit can spread and I just kind of an interesting story but yeah I never thought really about all the different processes of what happens in a panic type of situation where they're trying to find the actual person the little monkey on outbreak essentially. Where they I was reading about it yesterday. If you're on a plane or this guy the one that was in UC Davis Hospital. They have to go back and try to contact every single person that he's had contact with over the last couple of weeks to try to see where it started from. Or where like trace your way back. Imagine going through that like you have corona virus like you tested positive corona virus. Then you have all these government agencies coming in and being. Tell us where you were. Tell us what you're like dude. I don't remember what I had for fucking lunch onto fan. Yeah let alone who I talked to. Eleven days ago mine would be really sad it. Just be sport me and my work and then you have. That mess aren't and career. That probably goes out there. Like Double Dog. Where the fuck where you at least every fucking swing a that? You've been with her they're sick. Oh Yeah it's GONNA get your ass sick call teas to that soldier in South Korea. I'm sending good thoughts that they'll be okay. I think they'll be okay but again. Once they've been they sneeze by accident. You know everybody seemed like everybody's going to be given that get hard time. Probably whoever they are overly so what do you put them all in one big barracks. And then you're GONNA have corona virus fire. Watch what do you guys think about China? In general just always getting these crazy diseases and being like patient zero for all these. Big Pandemics across the world are they. Yes yeah well I mean one. You have such a large population. Their population numbers are huge. Right Oh by percentage wise. If something happens it's going to happen. The odds are going to happen in China because they have one third of the entire global population inside their country. So I think that that's pretty natural. And to just the way that they eat like possibly starting from fried bat soup can we just not folks. We not eat fried that soup. Maybe just avoid the really awkward Weird Cuisines Stop. Hang Weird Shit China like I know it makes. Dont get off really good videos. But just stop it with the weirdness. I'm just trying to because I know nothing about this and I didn't even know most come from China but I also would imagine their government being like look away. Everything's fine everything's fine. That's why it happens there. I don't mean on my tin foil happened. It's because it's a communist environment where they don't want the government to look responsible for anything so they tried to hide it and cover it up. Same thing happened in China and Russia whenever that went down. You don't want on a global stage for your country to look like the one that's causing a big outbreak like this so you try to hide it as much as possible. Transparency is important. Let's move onto round three round number three as we all know the last few years. The trend has been finally giving women more opportunities for especially in combat roles across the military and in both the US and Great Britain. This week there have been news about women making even bigger strides and first of all shout out to news DOT COM for this headline that. I don't think they thought out very well. Report First Female Green Beret is coming anyways. A Better version from Haley Britzka at tasking purpose for the first time. Ever a woman is nearing graduation to join the ranks of army special forces. According to The New York Times Thomas Gibbons neff a female national guards former guests on the show former guests. This show A Female National Guard soldier is in the final stage of training before graduating to join the green berets as an engineer. Sergeant Special Command did not immediately respond to requests for comment but told The Times that they could not release Info because of security concerns officials also told The New York Times that the soldier is almost guaranteed to graduate. I don't know why they would say that Through though nothing is official and some soldiers have been forced to withdraw near the end of training due to injuries. So I don't I don't know who they heard that from but I feel like you should never say it tells officially like done. But yeah like you know whenever you can assume that you're gonNA graduate bootcamp crucible or whatever that's the last really physical thing that they've done so. I think that they've disorder has already completed the bulk of the tasks that people fail out onto the rest of. It's probably administrative or just getting to graduation or whatever and his steps of walking over to the parade grounds to graduate. Anyway I imagine if she has like a broken ankle or something like that far. She's gone through. They're not going to be like get out bitch just I don't think that she's almost guaranteed but she is almost guaranteed to graduate. According to some sources out there and one other woman is also currently in the qualification course known as the Q. Course And the training course to become green beret lasts approximately fifty three weeks. I did not realize it was that long and Johnson a lot about the Q. Course can you tell us about it? Like what are some of the things they do? No I do not know. I have buddies who have gone through it and completed it in our green berets. But I've never really looked into all the well overall overall during those fifty three weeks. There's training marksmanship Counterinsurgency Urban Operations Live Fire maneuvers during one. Thirteen week phase Soldiers are tested over interagency operations and Special Forces common tasks. And take part in exercises and sears like you're a prisoner of war pretty much trying to hi. It's like survivor. There's definitely levels of seer qualification and this is some of the higher level she superintent. Shit not just escape. I think as the rest of the acronym the Green Berets welcoming. The first soldier would be one of the biggest achievements for women in the US armed forces. The Dod opened up all combat roles to lemon and 2016. Rewinding it a little bit to nineteen eighty-one Captain. Kathleen wilder became the first woman to be qualified for special forces after she was initially not allowed to graduate. Wilder was told. She failed a field exercise. Just before graduation. She filed a sex discrimination complaint and it was determined that she had been wrongly denied graduation. That was all the way. Shit move all the way back in one thousand nine hundred eighty one so and women have always been capable of doing these things we've just never been given the chance and then in two thousand seventeen. The army's elite Seventy Fifth Ranger Regiment welcomed. Its first female member since then more than forty other women have followed suit completing one of the toughest leadership courses in the US military. Meanwhile in the British army officer became the first woman to pass their brutal para course. So that's sort of the coveted Maroon Beret. It's kind of like their green berets of the airborne. Type thing and also the Marine Corps Commandant Burger. I had ripped on him pretty hard earlier in the year for the Marine Corps Birthday Golfing and for a certain other things. I don't think he was taking the reins very well on integrating women in the Marine Corps. Which is still a huge problem. But now he's calling for more women in the infantry officer course and starting to get with the Times a little bit too but like these stories you know I always. I don't know if I would have the guts to try out for I. I don't think I would. I don't think I would have the tranfer. Infantry especially to try out to become a green beret any of that stuff not only. Is it a difficult choice for men or women but especially as a woman? I don't know I have so much admiration for the women who put themselves out there to even try and maybe a smaller percentage get through it but there are women who can do it and my thinking is always that why the fuck would you not want women especially with us being in the Middle East and all over. Why would you not want women who are super specialized who can talk to the women wherever we're going like yeah actually read a really interesting article about that? The other day saying. There's a guy who used to be. I believe he's a Colonel. And he was in the special forces community and the military intelligence community and he was saying that essentially having women in these roles in these special qualified roles like navy seals or green beret or marine recon and things like that could be a huge force multiplier in places in the world that we operate. Ira consistently because as soon as you get into a lot of villages that we experienced that. Whenever I was in Asia you really could only talk to the men and the unit and the Unit. You are in the in the city and the village or wherever you were. The women wouldn't talk to you because of the cultural norms or cultural standards. So if you have somebody who is a woman who they are allowed to talk to? It really does open things up. And you have somebody with that tactical experience those military briefs from the S. two shop and shit like that where they can go in and get first hand information instead of relying on an interpreter. Somebody else in the village relaying secondhand information. You get that first hand information again. So it's a huge force multiplier as well. Yeah I've never. There's such strong from certain certain areas reading the comments on all of these different stories. That came out this week from the British side to our side. I always I'm like don't do it. Don't look at the comments. Don't look at the comments. Don't look the comments. And then I look at the comments and realized we still have so much farther. I was GONNA say the biggest hurdle I think for women. Joining any of these units is overcoming that stigma that is prevalent among the other men that are going through these courses because a lot of them have these very archaic views about what the Special Operations Community is supposed to be and out of them. Don't believe that women should be there and I do think makes them feel less tough to see that a woman can do it to it like brings them down a peg and so they resist it. They don't want it and they say oh God and so I was GonNA put some of the comments in here that highlighted the vibe is still very much alive and well against women in the military but then I decided because as soon as I read things I get oh trigger hangover Sunday Katie triggered and I feel hot blood going through my veins and I just WanNa go scorched earth on somebody and I decided not to put them in here and not probably because as long as women are in the military whatever. They're doing whatever they do. There's going to be people trying to validate trying to tear them down and crying about any advances. They make and they are not worth it ladies. Keep your heads up. Keep moving forward. Keep breaking barriers. And eventually they're not going to have shit to say so. Ignore the haters. Fuck them and I'm really proud of these. Women who are who are making these awesome strides. I agree completely. Let's move on round number four. We're going to go out to Japan really quickly because there was an article that was causing a little bit of waves that started out in NPR. But I wanted to give you guys a little bit of an idea of what it's like to be in Japan. It is very very different but before we do that. I want to ask you. Where do you think the worst toilet that you've ever been not in like a field environment like porta-john or anything like that actual country actual worst toilet situation that you've ever seen concert you physically that I've seen myself? Yeah I have one right off the bat if you need to think a couple of weeks ago a bunch of Barstool people out on the town and we kind of went bar hopping and then we wound up. I mean we have been drinking since lunchtime. We did the Scottish. It was like some Robert Burns's birthdays. We did this big whiskey tasting for like five hours then. A bunch of US went to this trailer Park Bar. Crushing the Margaritas. With the coronas in them and then we made the decision to go to this basement underground bar where like all the college kids hang out. Even though the group of Barcelo people I was with we were all in our thirties. So go down into the space and right away. It's hot and humid gross and I go to the bathroom. Had to go real bad as soon as I step in. There's like ten women in there just to tiny little stalls when I say there was about four inches of water on the ground like Brown water and they were just clump through it. Ain't no thing did better. There was vomit in the sink. I go to open the door to this bathroom. There was so much shit and it just overflowed ladies just kept going on top of it. Yeah Hoop there was a word that was like level with the like. You're making an ice cream Sunday. Eggs like a fucking golden corral and I was like elitist. What the fuck are we doing? A part of me was a little proud I said looking persevere and we don't care we're not look at us but it literally I walked out of there and IP every ten minutes. I said I'M NOT GONNA go. I'm going to have a little dignity this time I was so I was. This is how bad it was. I was pretty hammered. Drunk man I chose not to go to the bathroom. They're like drunk. Katie's was like don't do it. Yeah which means a lot so actually as you were saying that it reminded me. You'd be surprised. Well probably not because you guys were there too. But the worst toilets situation that I've seen in recent memory was on our trip to Colorado when I went into the bathroom one night and showing pictures it looks like a gravy Colorado Springs. What was that a days inn where we stay? That was the worst looking to Cairo. Springs out of had a prostitute hanging out the hall from me yes and I was going to tweet it or do something with it but I had to take a picture because I ultimately I was not able to Utah. Toilet that's how gross it was. You wouldn't think the United States of America bad toilet situations but I have also been in plenty of bars where it's just. How do humans let it get to that point? And IT'S DISGUSTING. You'd think in some of our third world countries in some more travels you would find the dirty toilets and it's like no no the US survey we're taking big steamers here to calm thing that you guys took that to a different spot. I was basically saying like the engineering behind the bathroom. I was saying like actual but I I mean I'm going to let you guys do your thing like that's part of the podcast to interpretations part of the question but basically what. I was trying to get at that in some spots like Iraq for example. Like you'll have the indoor plumbing which is very crude where you can walk outside around and sometimes your feet will go in because they don't actually have pipes that you could actually crush their septic systems outside just by walking in the wrong spot or on the ground sometimes. Yeah or for example whenever you're in Japan and the toilets are cut into the ground where there's actual toilet use got a squat above it and getting used to that type of thing is rough as well. That's basically what I was getting to. There is times where you go to Japan for example and Japan is either one end of the spectrum or the other were they have essentially a hole cut into the ground that you have to squat over or they have the fanciest toilets in the history of the free world so whenever I went there and whenever I came back from Iraq and I went back to to Japan. I had to stay overnight in a hotel that was in Tokyo. My dog had been shipped to Osaka. Japan I had. I was sent to Tokyo Japan. Because some mixup happen where he went to a different spot than I did. So they put me up in like a five star hotel. Just coming back from Iraq. Coming back from deployments and then going to this amazing hotel. Where inside the hotel? They had a whisky selection. Japanese was selections. They had sake. They had Japanese beer. They had cigars and things like that. All inside the bathroom where you could take a lovely lovely bath but the biggest difference maker was the toilet they had. I had never seen a toilet like this in my life. And this was in two thousand seven. This toilet had cartoons on the side that showed different types of cheeks agendas or Dick or whatever hanging off the side so you could adjust it. It had it. Had temperature gauges where you could adjust. How hot or how cold the water was going to be it could go anywhere from an icy cold butthole to a warranty but hole in two seconds or less it had different types. You know whenever you go and you go out to your garden and you put out a hose. And you have a sprinkler on the top. Where the sprinkler? If you twisted a certain way it'll have different pulses or long different pulses. It had different shapes of water that you could use a long streamer of fat stream. I looked at this toilet after I experienced a lovely cigar had to move my bowels for the first time outside of a combat zone and I thought you know what this is fucking living right here still to this day. Eleven fourteen years later now. Fifteen thirteen years later now. Back in America. We still don't have this. My home was built in two thousand and thirteen. I don't even have the capability for this type of toilet in my house because there's no plugging the fact that Japan has so much surpassed us and toil. It is disappointing and I believe that. Npr was right the toilet industry. We are losing the war on high end. Toilets and Japan has them everywhere and we don't. I want to issue a challenge from community to the American toilet industry. What in the fuck are we doing? Do you guys agree. No for sure. The president of corporate strategy at Total. Which is the very fancy toilet company in Japan Bentley of toilet right and like eighty percent of Japanese toilets are these high end toilets. You're right like eighty percent of every toil in Japan is like a fancy. Ask a toilet. The this Guy Strang. Who is the president of Corporate Strategy for total? Us said US toilets effectively bedpans with adrain. Wanted to earn from the Chinese company. Stinks God so basically they're saying we're garbage. We need to catch up. We're way behind the Times on that and it's it's rough that we don't come you're an American sanders. Won The best part of the toto toilets to me. They have built in white noise machines. And I don't understand why and everything we waste so much. Water here flushing to cover up a fart sound or when we could just have white noise and all the bathrooms. Why don't we have that? That's my biggest pet peeve. I don't hurt. People do just like electrons made their way from Japan in the eighties. Maybe now it's time for toilets to make their way over here to the United States to be the leading an right industry. We really should be like. They're getting high-speed trains in Asia. We are so far behind on infrastructure. And we're behind on butts structure. I don't like the combination of the two and not only do they have the white noise where no one can hear. You have what Kate lovingly refers to as a little bit of but wind but they also have the ability to shoot out these essential oils have a varying degree of sent as well like a lavender cedar to cover it up. You don't actually have to have cedar chips like you're a hamster you could use the essential oils and covering up and just make it so much more polite for all the way. We are way behind the times we need to. We need to step it up America. Yeah all right. Let's move on row number five Bren. Pfc Brennan actually sent this to me. Checked it out and semen Alex Lance Corporal Brendler. Oh yeah that's right. You Got Promoted Semen. Alex Harvey and David Groves were serving aboard the HMS. Argyle in March the navy frigate was returning to the UK from a nine month deployment when it received a distress call from a twenty eight thousand ton vessel. That's big boy. As they approached. They saw the ship burning one hundred fifty miles off the French coast in the Bay of Biscay. So the two Siemens sped towards the stricken ship in a small boat a dinghy. Good play with your We were trying to point at the burning vessel said Mr Harvey. So it's nighttime stark out and they just see fire there on this wave. Es Apparently the waves are pretty high that night and it dinghy just trying to get towards it trying to get there as quickly as possible and smooth as possible but with swell and with the being pitch-black one minute you're seeing the boat that a massive wave comes and you see nothing but black. The crew had taken a lifeboat and Mr Harvey and his colleague on. I think that the way that we read the story. They're kind of takes away some of the luster. I feel like we need. Maybe a little bit of pirate voice. Kate you WanNa try that last quote again. Sure the crew at taken a life boat and Mr Harvey and his colleague pushed towards a Royal Navy ship. They used their little to bring twenty seven members of the vessel's crew often cargo boat to safety and Norma seriously injured now trying to get there as quickly as possible in his smooth is possible with the swell it be black like what immediate in. You're seeing the boat and a massive wave comes at you but nothing black does whereas plaque yes voices just as hard as lance corporal voice but anyways these two sailors take this dinghy and in the pitch dark of night through the waves. They get to this burning this hugest burning vessel and save twenty seven people and like picture pulling a boat up to the side of another huge one. That's on fire. And or whatever that I have no idea how they did it but they save twenty seven people off that boat. Unbelievable kind of a big fucking deal. Two things number one. You guys realize you just do quint from jaws right when you do that voice. That's why we send black dolls is now. I know that but you say pirate. He wasn't really well. All right never. Nevertheless how cons apply cater. Captain comes the boombox but the ocean is a scary place. Yeah and when you're out there as as you will have seen once you eventually watched the movie. The Guardian when you're out there in the middle of nowhere it's extremely scary and then you turn off the lights and it's dark out the ocean at night. Fuck that the anyway. Sorry place cells especially really really great but anyway so they were honored at Kensington Palace with a royal. They got the Queen's Gallantry medal given to them by the Duke of Cambridge for saving the lives of those twenty seven people in the that's Prince William. Right it is Prince William Ashley. Giving him and by the way. This sailor groves has a beautiful beard. I mean today allow beards in the British military. Apparently I think a lot of other places you can but he might be out to know he could be on a box of fish sticks this pipe in his mouth. He looks like Sherman. He's a Gordon. Phishing training indeed. But I mean we have very nice ceremonies here when people do things and the White House very cool to the White House Scher but normally I feel like in the parking lot. So slaps a little harder and palace if you're a castle and there's people with crowns on their fucking heads giving you an award that ups the ante eleven and in the video that the Kensington Palace official twitter account put out. They put out a video of the awards in the background. They have like Buddha rock music. Playing thank very fancy. I WanNa get the thing where they put the sword on either side of my ear. WanNa get knighted. Yeah okay so anyway what do what do you get called as a as a female night? 'cause obviously you get called. Sir for the rest of your life like Sir Elton. John. If you're knighted what a what do they call women nights of well. If you've watched game of thrones you know that Sir Sir Brianna Tart Suan was sir. Oh title Yeah Pants in this case but anyway. I did a lot of daydreaming about getting an award at a British castle after I saw this story but huge shout out to these two sailors for their acts of bravery and just again Britain goofing but the most important story of all across the pond as we all know. What do you guys want to know about? What are you really want to hear about? Oh I love this game Virus Story Yeah what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle or up to that's the real story from the UK. Apparently here's the. T- they're shopping for a house in La something. I could not care less script written our you guys get excited about. I'm not gonNA fake. I you know the listeners i. They deserve honesty for me. I don't like making markle. I liked it when she was on suits. And then as soon as always not. Are you kidding me? Have you read the stories of? How mean she lied. Oh God on June needed. I am embarrassed that you look ignorant. They went after her whenever she was pregnant and they went after her. They're treating her so much different than they treated kate. It's unbelievable because I don't blame the Prince Harry to be like I need to get the fuck out of England. Give out my royal title. The way that they treated his wife Anaya believable. I disagree. I don't like anyone who breaks up family and I think she was Chirpin and get them to leave Oh you guys are both wrong about that. I hope you never get awarded in a castle. Well I hope that. Wow and if you do get the sword thing I hope it cuts your Meghan Markle. She'd kick rocks. Oh No don't you dare kick a rock that don't you dare. You're talking about know a hot better. I said what I said. I said what I said. Wow this really this morning round becoming another in a long list saying things are on becoming because your your list of things that are unbecoming just wide and vast then. I can't even keep up with you anymore. It's like nothing able to keep up. Unbecoming Soclean is happy because she's tearing US apart now too. Yeah fuck the Queen about that. I think the Royal Family needs to just get in line all of them this round. They are in line. It's called a royal line issue all right. Let's let's move onto round number six where we finally let cons talk a little West Point football here. We go round number six joining us zero blog. Thirty Skull Christianson Ball player. Captain Two time captain and future lieutenant in the army unless of course he goes to the NFL. So we'll see what happens. Call how you doing buddy. Great really great traveling absolutely man really excited to to have you here excited to be talking about army football because when. I'm with my other CO hosts Moan and GROAN and don't exactly love when I opine on the topic so it's good to have another brother here to talk about this so let's let's just start way back in high school. Okay you're playing football and obviously I think you probably had aspirations playing football in college. How did it end up? A you went to West Point and play football west point. Yeah so you know I never wanna be in the military and that's kind of the funny thing about it. I always told my mom. You don't have to worry I won't go on the do that And I just want to play college football. That's what it was from the beginning and Actually Old Dominion University and J Bateman all defensive coordinator was there at the camp. Salmi offered me and I knew it was point was Kinda. I didn't really know what it was. I don't know the gravity that it really had. I think a lot of times a lot of younger people maybe hear it and maybe they see the army navy game but they don't really understand that there's colleges behind the game right so you run into J Bateman and he decides all right. This is a kid I wanted to play. I at least knew that they were colleges. I mean some people say you know Army Navy see play football for the army right like you're in the army right on something like no. I know it's a college university but I didn't know exactly what it was and I took three visits Took three visits to finally fully get on board and I talked to old grads and all the guys that have served her their stories and I knew her forever fighting. Go to West Point so I committed my junior year and it's been the best decision I've ever made. Probably certainly I mean you. You're playing during time. We've Kinda experienced a little bit of resurgence of army football. And that's that's always been great for all of us older players to watch and see the success that that you guys have had but when you were making that decision to go to west point was the NFL ever in the back of your mind and you thought maybe all right. If I go to west point that means no. Nfl and you didn't care. Or where were you on plan beyond college at that point so I think plane? Football's a younger kid. It really was to get a college scholarships. I can go to school for free if I could play in the pros. That's fantastic. That's awesome but I wasn't the three year old sane. I can't wait to play in the. Nfl wasn't your lifelong dream. No and I got to high school and you know football started really turning on. I was like you know what I mean. Hopefully I can do in college but maybe there is a shot that I get to play in the pros after that committed to west point and I was fully on board with being a Lieutenant. I mean the NFL idea. Kind of left my brain. I want to be the best football player in college but I definitely wasn't looking at the NFL as a potential route and so we go to White House two years ago and everything changes after that so so talk me through that when you guys went to the White House was that something obviously went to the White House. 'cause commander in chief trophy as a result you get to go to the White House. Meet the president. By the way what was ally servile. Yeah Oh it's awesome that I don't know what else tops played in Army Navy game itself. My my favorite football memory but being oval office talking with the President Deafen the best and then the day that he said he was going to sign an executive order. Let's go play right. So that's where I was going with. The question ultimately. Was that something that kind of just impromptu happened that he he was asked. The question or did did you pull him aside and say hey Mr President. I think I should go to the NFL how what happened there. I'll tell you and full credit to allow dryly MICO CO captain cornerback. He's got a heck of a plays so he he's GonNa play somewhere for sure but It's it's all. It was his his deal you know. So we were in Oval Office. I'm talking to the vice president and General Milley Like ten guys back. We're taking pictures like the president did ask smiling. We're always taking solo pictures. Elijah gets up there. I'm not really paying attention. I'm talking to the vice president and Also THE PRESIDENT TURNS HIS HEAD. Says what and everyone's like. Oh no like someone said something. That was not okay. Gosh what did you say he says? Yes Sir we're not allowed to play it like with the served years I and what he said when he went to take a picture. I guess it's like serve. You know we'd love if you could help us get to the League we WANNA serve. Obviously that we're GONNA do time but like us. Having to go serve is hard for us to get in league. If we have to do two years I mean you look at guys like Ali Villanueva. Who's kind of like the poster child right now for Army football in the NFL? All pro one of the best players if not the best at his position and he did all of that after five years and three tours Afghanistan. That's he's the anomaly. I don't think most players for many school could take five years away from the game and comeback let alone do find your army career Rangers in Ranger. Yeah Y- wasn't. He wasn't sitting behind a desk. He was out there on the front lines going nuts and for him to come back and then make the NFL. Quite the anomaly so even with that two year break. It's still a very hard challenge. Play with the best players in the world right so he he said Sir. We'd love if you could sign a waiver. I guess he's kind of put it in his ear and he said I didn't even know that you couldn't go play immediately. I thought that you could. I know we have to serve two years and right then and there. He hit a little button and his lawyer came in and He started talking to the vice president. Said I want to do this. I WanNa let these guys go play soon as I graduate. And he told us right there. I'm going to do this for you. Guys and our jaws on the floor like oh my. Gosh this is happening. I'm getting chills useless. Oh it was a credible thing I've ever seen happen. I mean he was just thirty seconds guys in the room saying we're GonNa make this happen and We didn't hear anything about it. For the next few months. We don't think okay maybe thousands of the in the moment thing he comes the locker room this Army Navy game first thing he says is. I told you boys that do it for you like Yes sir you did. Wow and this was back in the White House. This was after your junior seasons. Yes okay so you're going into your senior season. You're you're you're working out during the summer going into senior year. Do you let us talk about you. And did you guys have conversations and say like hey you know things kinda changed now now we might be able to play to get looks for the next level that change outlook. We did so right now. It's it's myself Elijah Conner Slava. Scott Frantic are long. Snapper Jackson beaten our guard and rival is free safety working out as an athlete. So it's kind of the group that said you know we gotta shot. Maybe so we were having those conversations but allies and I primarily. We were talking about it. yeah I mean. It didn't really change how we prepared in any way. I mean we were looking to win games and whatever happened happened. There were scouts that were coming to practice throughout the year. More so than there were in the past. There's always been a few. That would come like a in two years. Give me a call right. But they knew that they couldn't go immediately so once that changed. I mean there was a scatter to every especially like you know gems. They can't really waste years. I mean in a league that has just moved so fast and you could be the best one year and the next year. You're riding the bench. They don't have to wait so it is kind of surprising to hear that they were even Coming around prior to that but it is obviously very positive. So you have you alleged. I didn't realize all the other players that you just mentioned which I think is phenomenal. And I'm sure Air Force and Navy grudgingly. I'm sure they have guys too. Yeah they do but have you guys been in touch with any of those guys as well as kind of like a little fraternity of all you guys. Yes there's we don't have a group text or anything right so I went out to the NFL PA game and California which played very well by. Yeah it was a Lotta Fun. I met a lot of great dudes Navy's long snapper was there And then an air force offensive tackle was they're They're great guys. I mean I saw I was sitting at lunch. I even know they were coming. And I saw lightning bolt in the sky shirt and I saw anchor on the other guy shirt like Oh man here we go right here in this lunch and then they came over in. What's up man? We shook hands. It was great. We hung out the whole time. So they're great guys. Okay so what do you? What do you tell GM's now if they're coming to to look you this past season during practice and watching your game film and then as you talked to? Gm's now that that might be interested in taking a look at you. What do you say to them? That will separate you from someone coming out of an Alabama and Ole miss or you know name name any other school in the country. Why why Cole Christian Jackson? Why are you guys different? Honestly everything I've done is just talking about West Point and experience that we've been through because it is so different than the guys that go out of normal college. I mean the premier leadership petitioned the country in the world. I mean they say that we beat it to death but it really is true. Because I've said it on other interviews and stuff being a captain on the army team best honor my life and not just one year two years which is also not something to shake your head at because I mean that's not common to be a two year captain and it was the best experience I've ever had. And it's so humbling because really a leader of the best leaders in the world. Anyone on our team could be a captain. I mean it's just the guys are phenomenal and every time I get up and get a chance to speak in front of them. It is awesome just to know that I'm getting a chance to influence dudes like that. So what I'm telling teams and scouts when I'm talking to them like my leadership experience on the locker room is so much different than that normal locker room. I know how to win. We've had success. I've lead in the I've been in the army at but like our field trae in the summers I mean. I've been a commander of a company in that regard for few weeks. Get a chance to at least know how to move. Human being and rally group accomplished goal so I think that's really what separates us an Elijah. Bessler I've ever been around So deserving of being a captain with me and And like he said he's he's a ballplayer and enemy meant mentioned a little bit of the success that we've had in the last few years and certainly you were big a big part of that. How do you think that impacts your status going into the draft helps a lot? I think it turns a lot of is I mean I guess if I was like two thousand ninety thousand ten. I probably have a harder time selling the idea that I can. I can win in another organization but right prior prior to last year's probably the only time people are watching army play football. Maybe the Army Navy game you talk about last couple of years. Gone Up to the big house taking them to the wire taken. Oklahoma so the wireless years prominent programs and being on that stage and being able to perform obviously is going to have just such positive impact for you. I think so for sure I mean. That's the best film that we have really getting show that we played against Michigan and Oklahoma's and the states. I mean did well the guys who are typically thought of as the guys who are GonNa go play the next level they come from these football factory type schools and we went and you guys went toe to toe with them so thanks to Elisha. Thank you too Alisha. We have a new policy. Here that will allow you guys and not just football players but any athlete at the service Kademi To to play at the next level. What are you? What are you from your perspective? Think the impact of that decision will be. I think it's just great for the army honestly because we're not GonNa Commission immediately so we are still in the army. So what are really what we're going to do is just give awesome exposure for the army and say look. Here's what you can do. We're going to go serve. We can't wait to serve and have great. Pr Charter be recruiter for for younger guys. 'cause being an army is. I'm most excited for that. Honestly I want to play ball. Keep playing it so I love to do but at the end of the day I'm excitedly soldiers and when that time comes I'm going to be totally reading excited for it so while I'm playing ball on the biggest platform to spread my voice. Probably ever have. I'll be able to promote the army and the United States and I think that's huge for organization and for our Football Organization for recruiting to show guys not only. Do you do that but you get to potentially go. Playing the League really opens a lot of doors for recruiting so I mean the secretary of Defense has said is much. She thinks it is going to be a phenomenal recruiting tool for the military. Because I think you know hopefully you know you guys all get a chance you get picked up by a team and when the announcer mentioned your name on Sundays what will follow that will always be went to the twins what went to West Point the Naval Academy and then automatically you know you have kids young kids watching that are going to be curious like Whoa. What's that you know? So I think ultimately in my opinion will be a positive result. But what do you say to those people who don't think it's a positive thing? Maybe those older grads who prefer to see you go into the army right away and say you didn't go to West Point to play in the NFL. You went to West Point to get a great education to become a leader of a young men and women in the army. What do you say to those detractors? I would just say that. I'm not losing any service time so like whenever my time of planes done. I'M GONNA go do the same job that I was going to before so like you know. Some people were worried that I wasn't going to serve at all like you're just going to go to league. That's not true. Once I'm done playing I pull my football plug out and commissioned as a second lieutenant that day and I get it rock and so It's all he will that they aren't a fan of it. You know I mean. I think I'm getting to do both worlds I got to do. I Love I get to promote the army and then once that's over I get to go go do my job lieutenant. Sure so if you could plan out we'll say the next ten years. What does the next ten years look like for you because you know the average career in the NFL? It's not that long. It's not to say that you can't go beyond that average amount of time you know the reality of it is is that it's very difficult league to to play in an to succeed in beyond a few years so if you could build out your ideal ten years what does that look like for you. Yeah I WANNA play as long as I can. Obviously hopefully if it was ten years of plane that's what I like to do but You know if I got cut the first week at Camp or if I got played for five years you know all of it's all it's cool. I want to play as long as I can. But once that's over you know say five years five or six years As the day that I stop playing football I in the bars back on and I'll go to bullock and and start right there and then serve definitely 'cause I want to be in the army for a long time. Okay she take you potentially could make a career out of the army. Yes Sir how do you feel about being a thirty year? Old Second Lieutenant. It's GONNA be interesting. Buddies are going to be thinking about getting out. And you're going to be like captains and I'm GONNA be a second lieutenant but it's cool. I mean we're all going to be fighting the same good fight and just taking different paths to do it And you know. Obviously people at the highest levels will have their opinions about this decision for the athletes Older grads will have their opinions. What are the people around school? What are your classmates and the younger folks West Wing and the instructors? What are people saying about this potential of you plan in the NFL fired up? I think so. I mean every teacher. I've talked to either fired up about it. All my friends obviously super excited and and it's not just like you said all-sports I mean there's a guy who's playing freshman soccer right now sat McGraw. He's in Portland All the time plane Couple of rugby kids are doing. The the Olympic program was her going to a couple of baseball guys. That are about sign. So everyone's really excited that. There's that many people doing good things sports and I think they all see it kind of how we're talking about. I don't think anyone sees it as you know getting out of anything because we're not I mean at the end of the day when that's over we're going to go serve job say amount of time so. I think it's really good. We've got nothing but support back home. Yeah I think what people forget is organizations like the world class athletes program has been around forever so we have guys who played a traditional Olympic sports. Who have gone in the army and having served in traditional sense so in that regard this is not necessarily new. I just think the NFL especially in this country is the biggest sport. You know bigger bigger than baseball and basketball. So now we're talking about going on the biggest the biggest stage and attempting to excel in that area. And that's why I think we're we're getting a lot more Oppress but what do you. What do you think you see right now as your biggest challenge in terms of getting drafted or potentially getting picked up as a free agent making a team. I think just with how new this is. That's been the hardest part because when I went out to California I. I was assuming that everyone knew that the new legislation was in but they didn't. That wasn't the case. There's a lot of teams are like. Oh really you don't have to go right now. You ought to serve two years I really. That's interesting yeah so it really surprised me. I was like Oh man. I'm kind of behind the curve. Then if that's the case so you know I got an agent. And he's out there blass my name allies name and Connor's name like hey these guys can play right now. Like don't don't look away. These overlooked them right so that I think that's kind of challenge right now because a lot of these guys have been getting looked at for as long as they've been in college and we've been looked at but you know if you think that guy's not going to come on board for two years you're not going to give it was always kind of that. That afterthought ask like are yeah. Yeah maybe he could play the next level. Are we really going to waste anything on? If we can't get them for two years so I could understand why that could be difficult. Talk about a little bit about the the the collegial that you played in. What was the mood in the locker room when you walk in and you got all these all these other schools looking at you? How did they treat you come in from West Point? They loved it? Honestly I was. I was so happy with how I was received. And there's GonNa be a ton of ego honestly because I mean everyone's there to get looked at hopefully interrupted so I thought it was gonNA be Kinda cutthroat deal but everyone was super loving and friendly and they didn't really know at point once they called me Sarge and salute me. When I walk I was like man. That's not how it works. Call me cold but You know it was cool. I mean they. They respected What we do and they loved it. I got a chance to be out there and it was awesome to be able to learn from those guys. Because there's these coming from Alabama Texas all these schools and more traditional programs. Young guys are super skilled. So I mean I was at practice. I was sucking information then. Came in and he do this. How do you do that trying to do it? So what were some of your big takeaways from now that we got out there and played in the Rose Bowl. You Skill is irs like skill wise loose skills. You know intangibles whatever what were some of the big takeaways from being let's say a big takeaway for me personally was that. I realized I can play with those guys. I mean I I those guys and I. I've learned that in the Michigan and all that too but I mean I have my own. Those guys are great football players and I thought I did well so that was one personal takeaway and then also realize I have a lot to get better at a ton of stuff that they had to help me improve on and stuff that I we got their day one at practice. And like what are you? What are you doing that for now? I thought that's how he did it and we'll try this. Yeah and then. I was like wow lightbulb. That's so much better. Yeah so I took so many skills away from that. And and their coaches were all pro guys pro guys. Seth joyner played for the Eagles. The linebacker coach and he was awesome. He he was hard but he was. He was a really good coach. Helped US learn a lot. Okay let's do a wrap things up here with a little quick two minute drill if you will which. GonNa fire out some some points here and you just tell me what first thing that comes to mind right our favorite stadium. He played in besides Mikey. Oklahoma okay favorite uniform Combo one for years Sophomore Eighty Jersey white one. Pm No commando. Oh Mountain I think that's the best uniform we've had and forever. I think so. It was awesome. It couldn't have been more fitting that it was snowing that day. Did you guys ever talk about how that definitely helped a few times hundred percent and especially it was like eleven o'clock in the morning we're doing our walk through and the hotel and that's when those big flakes started falling young. I was like come on. Dude this is the perfect setup and we got on the field. We couldn't even see each other like also perfectly there. Are they gonNA see us? We can't even see each other right. So yeah it worked out. That was awesome. All right Favorite player growing up. Ooh Ray Lewis and then luke equally. But he's he's older than me but leukaemias. I kinda got high school. Okay I mean look equally a little more recent. So he's probably your favorite player. Well who's your favorite player currently currently what if you could go and sit down with anybody and been there for an hour. Who WOULD IT? Be Probably Aaron Donald. Okay just I just love the way. He plays not my position but I love the way he plays football. So I'm like okay. Best player you played against Calamari. He's pretty good pretty good. All right. Who's the toughest player? He played against toughest player against. This is a tough dudes You Know Ana Sleet Malcolm Perry. Yeah he's a tough kid. I mean. Obviously he. He did what he did against us this year against the navy game and he's just a talented cat he is and he's he's not a guy when you hit him you think okay. Let's go to be the one that sets them back and then he gets the ball and keeps on doing a tough kid. Yeah I I'll say this to hear your reaction to this going into the army navy game. Obviously I WANNA win every every year. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to beat them when I played In coming off the three year streak. I really wanted to beat them this year. But for the way that Malcolm Perry played I almost was a little more at ease with what the result was. Because I just said you know what you gotta just tip your cat like catches played amazing. And they beat us. So what are you GONNA do? Yeah I mean I'll never. I'll never be happy with losing her. Settle for anything. Less went in by. Yeah I agree I mean He. He plays fantastic game. We knew that if we didn't stop him we're out without chance of went in and we didn't so she's them. Yep Favorite memory of your playing career thus far beat navy every time that I did. Yeah I mean you can't beat that. I say running out the tunnel of like Oklahoma state when the roar the big house but beating Navy knowing that people all over the globe or watching And the amount of history. That's in that game. I don't think you can talk okay. how's the food at the White House? You know we didn't really eat that much now. We actually hit the Pentagon. Okay I think both years eight at the Pentagon. It was good okay. That was a cafeteria style but it was good. I know some guy's got like McDonald's and stuff that one time I think Clemson we were. It was okay. They treated us. Well all right. Favorite army football player. Turn podcasts. Or you know the last thing I want you to say you got a little bit of a platform here. You know I want you to talk to the to the old Grad served to the former army football players to the highest ranking officials in the military and The Department of Defense. What is what is your mission. Excuse me what is your message to them as we go forward here to combine and then to the NFL draft. What do you want them to know about Coal Christianson? Well first of all. Thank you to everyone that made it possible for this even to be an opportunity for me and the rest of my buddies to get a chance to do this. You know going forward. I just want everyone to rest easy knowing that we are going to put the best image forward for West Point for the army for army football for the United States. Everything in between We're doing this because we love football but also because we want to put forth the right image for anyone that doesn't know what the army's about when West Point about and educate people. Because like I said when I was getting recruited a lot of people don't know at West Point is and if I can be on TV. And if Elijah and connor guys can be on TV saying look where we came from how proud we are of this. How proud we are of the army. What we're GONNA do once we're done plane that's what we want to do. We want to spread. That message is and say look you can do this and I think it's GonNa be Great. We're really excited to do it. And yeah really really happy. All right well Colt. Best of luck to you. We're all very proud of you We think we have a a bright future ahead of you whether that is in the NFL. Or leading soldiers or both. I think it's going to work out very well for you. So thank you very much and that was co Christianson. Please clap that Guy. Got To tell you soon as I saw him. The Jawbone the haircut the new you were going to reduce them to looks k. That's on my comment like hubbub respectful. It was like you see somebody and you're like that guys. This I saw this guy was like this guy's a quarterback he looks like your idea of a quarterback straight out of central casting as far as football players. Go Yeah so. And he was like the nicest guy very also not a quarterback. Now here's a linebacker. Oh knew that I was just going over here. He was a football player guy. He played football but he was really nice. It came around the office. He put an army hat in Dave's office on his desk. Well yeah because I saw Dave the other day wearing a navy hat and I was like. What are you doing man? He's like Oh they sent it to me so we had the gear but yeah best of luck to coal and not just a call. He mentioned a lot of other young men on his team. And then there's also players from air force in a navy who are trying to make it at the next level so best of luck to all of them and I hope that one day that I get credit that president trump does for a reversing policy and then reversing that policy. Get CREDIT FOR IT. I think that that's a brilliant way to business be like. Oh I'm GonNa Change this longstanding policy. Change it back and then take credit for policy. I think that's a good way to do business. Sk Let's do a little bit of save rounds and alibis will start with you young brand. What do you got for me this episode? Oh Wow cons to really quick last night did plots for the first time I liked it a lot. Oh it was different. I certainly something I would find myself doing again but what I didn't realize the military connection was the man who started pilates Joseph pilates. He started it in World War. One when he was an orderly and hospital to help soldiers rehab from their injuries. So if anyone's ever seen a pilates studio it kind of looks like a hospital bed almost and that's what he did. He took people who couldn't move their limbs and Rehab them doing different exercises with springs and resistance so as not to injure their other body. That's awesome didn't know that I thought pilates was just a funky name. They came up with somewhere along the way I had no idea it was actual person. That's very cool. I know our WBZ team red white and blue team. They're in cities all and even small towns all across America. They do NAMA stays where veterans all get together and do yoga and stuff like that and a lot of them have weekly Yoga studios they connect with the do discounts for veterans to check out our WBZ team for pilates and Yoga and stuff like that and to make friends and stuff thank you. But that's NEAT and my second. I have a dog back forty shops. Okay I love it right so I have a neighbor that moved in across the hall. Okay and every time I go inner out of my apartment. The dog barks incessantly annoying hand. Sometimes the dog is barking incessantly. When I'm just sitting in my living room so chaps what do I do do I. Just go and leave passive note on this person's door. Do I leave treats secretly around their door to maybe quell the dogs barking. What do I do? That's a tough one because you can't like talk to the dog. Really like your. Hey asshole but You could try there devices that you could plug into the wall. That'll emit a high pitch dog squeal that dog and you can plug that into the wall. That's closest to where that dog is at. I don't know if it will pick up the drywall or anything like that. But other than that man that's a rough position to be in like to have a dog that's barking because that can ruin your entire day. It's super annoying. It's very annoying especially sometimes if I'm if I'm working from home and he's just going nuts and not cool Cool at all to sleep. You know listen listen you could sit criss cross applesauce outside the door and tell them a story about army football. He'll be the life news it up. Don't kill him yeah. I was rough. Kate and that was a spot to go is just getting. Don't nothing new for me. Ooh I had like a cool Katie moment last night. I saw this musical artists that I've been tracking for like a year and a half now and unlike. She is going to be huge. She's awesome and I saw she was doing a concert. She announced it yesterday afternoon. Like surprise pop up. This is my first play of my album first-come-first-served so as soon as I got off radio last night I ran to the subway. Went downtown got in line and I was the only person in my thirties. Everybody was young. I was the only person wearing two items from Kohl's and I was a complete note. I was the only person there by myself but I got in. I like just made the cut off to get into this little intimate little concert and it was by this music industry. Whatever all the drinks were free on corona but she was so good I ended up just realizing at the end that I was just grouping my Corona. Not even drinking it her. Name's Chica C. H. E. K. A. And I think I'm telling you she's going to be the next big thing but you forget like living in New York City. I get in this routine where Work Radio Home Work Radio Home and you forget. There's like so much cool shit happening all the times you can do. I'm trying to start getting back out there and doing it and that was driven. I'll bob them ahead of the bell is getting into the VIBE China to look like too much of a loser but it was so. That's why I mean you. Obviously people call you. Katie hip hop but she just. She is one of the debates. But you ever see somebody who is just whether it's every now and then I'll be at an open mic and the comedian. That can be. This sucks sucks and then somebody gets on stage. Who's brand new? But they have like it. You're like this person's fucking good and it makes you excited when you see like a real talent out in the IT makes you so excited. I walked out of there feeling like super fucking Pompton like I don't know it's just really great to see like I can't tell these lies art and people who are really talented with all the ways to stream music and hear music if it's harder easier to break through in the music industry and become really really big. Yeah because there's such an oversaturation of musical these days. I can't tell well I now. I wrote a blog today about piano trap. I think that's really going to say hats off to one more. John wrote that people have to dig through. Well don't forget I promise the listeners. That is going to come up with a patriotic. I can't wait so after seeing her last night. And just getting in the groove of the music. Maybe we'll have grown drop a couple of bars in the middle of the song. I duNNo. We're GONNA have to. I'm going to have to work on it this weekend. I'll battened down. Maybe you could get that guy from instagram. The Rapper Marine Guy. You could probably yeah. He would do it. I'm sure. Music veterans everybody. Drop a line. Everybody send me a versatile mashed together into one big song. It'd be a whole thing. Sorry I just wanted to tell you guys that I'm Katie. Hip Hop now It was very cool. I say well. I'm glad that you've kept your promise to the listener and are getting more involved in music this year thing. That was one of the most bizarre conversations that I think that we've ever had. It wasn't even content related. You're going to get back into music and then this had nothing to do with military but I just want to tell you guys I like that. All right my save round. This week is going to be for fire. Watch as well. Kate you know as a stand up comedian that sometimes you say things that are in a comedy act. That are what their joke right. Yeah that's what you're going for. I think that because Pete Davidson had this huge netflix special. That came out. There's a lot of stuff that was going on. People took some of the things that he said so to Heart. Like in the stand up special he talks about Dan Crenshaw how. He wishes that he really didn't apologize. How he made Dan Crenshaw famous and things like that people got super butthurt. I don't understand why we've gone to the spot in comedy where people are taking what you say in a comedy special in actually attributing your real true. Life Fox. They're fucking jokes. That Davidson ever had to apologize in the first place. Like wait isn't crazy. So yeah and people going at Pete Davidson because he said he takes back his apology to Dan Crenshaw. This is a military thing like you joke about people. You don't have to apologize for it. He's doing it in a stand up comedy session so for everybody that mentioned to me that I should take shots at Pete Davidson because Pete Davidson said that he wasn't really sorry about Dan. Show you don't know me at all. You don't know comedy at all and because of that you have an hour free. I would recommend you watch Pete Davidson hour long special because you have fire watched from zero six hundred two zero seven hundred on Saturday and Sunday. You've got fire. Watch Bitch Cou. You have found wash therefore I fixed tonight. I S- acts on the retreat God bonk's that this doesn't cop 'cause gone over there and.