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Fresh update on "united states" discussed on First Morning News
"This's the Sean Hannity morning minute want to eliminate the electoral college? That happens? Probably predict it will be the divided states of America. Because the reason for the Electoral college is that New York, New Jersey and California can't be picking every president. And if that happens, there's gonna be this whole other part of the United States of America. That's not going to feel represented. And at that point, it's gonna get ugly because they're not going to sit back and take being marginalized. By left wing leftists in these in the states that have been screwed over by decades of liberal democratic rule..
Trump's Taxes Show He's a National Security Threat
"On Sunday The New York Times published he blockbuster scoop detailing decades of trump's tax returns. You guys probably have some of the big headlines like the fact that he paid no income taxes at all in ten fifteen years examined that must be incredible. He only paid seven hundred fifty bucks in federal income taxes in two thousand, fifteen minute trump might face a one, hundred million dollars tax penalty depending on the results. Of An audit that is brutal but there are also some troubling foreign policy elements that we're GONNA cover today. So a couple specifics in trump's first two years as president he made seventy three million dollars from foreign sources that includes a million bucks from deals in Turkey three, million from the Philippines two point three, million from India those numbers are way bigger. When you look at decades of returns, he's got tons more money out of those places. He also paid more taxes of Robin did at home. So twenty seventeen, right the seven, hundred, fifty, year trump paid one, hundred, forty, five, thousand in India over one hundred, fifty, six, thousand taxes in the Philippines. So that feels a little bit un-american. So a couple of things you guys need to listeners accepting these foreign payments is illegal to violation of the emoluments. Clause feels like a more innocent time when we used to talk about that, it's also not the only way that these foreign countries can steer money into his pocket there've been countless stories of a government's and rooms at trump. In an effort to buy them off. But what's also now clear is that the he is just under a mountain of debt we don't really know who trump os four, hundred, twenty, some odd million dollars to. But we also know that he desperately needs any revenue he can get to stay afloat. So then as many people have pointed out a massive debt, like this will prevent you or me from getting a security clearance and having access to classified information in some ways you could argue that. This disclosure by the Times makes it even easier for these countries to find ways to bribe trump but I think they probably knew Venal to begin with. So ben anything jump out of you in this reporting especially in terms of potential for foreign influence the his financial challenges. Yeah. I mean I think there are two basic things that need to be really driven home here and they may be obvious people that it's worth really putting point on them. I who does he owe this money to and and does that give them leverage over him right and so presumably owns if he does tens or hundreds of millions of dollars to some foreign interest well, then the press, the United States is. Terribly compromise in terms of standing up to that interests let's say the Russian interests let's say it's a Turkish interest or whatever it may be. That's the problem and that's why the rest of us when we go to these jobs have to disclose all of those kinds of conflicts and that's why if we disclose too much leverage from a foreign source, we wouldn't get a security
Trump doesn't condemn white supremacists
"Going forward tomorrow night and and not not just through this week but through history probably the biggest. Headline that will live through history of this debate is the president of the United States refusing refusing repeatedly to take a stand against white supremacists. Each moderator must must ask that question again and ask that question more than once in each one of these debates of Donald Trump, it can't be allowed to end away at ended tonight, and if Donald Trump is going to go through everyone these debate refusing to take a stand against a white supremacy that is something we have to get indelibly etched in the history of these
Is Russia interfering in the 2020 election? Yes
"Officials say Russia is at it again trying to disrupt the U. S election and give President Trump of boost through hacking and spreading falsehoods on social media, Just like in 2016. This time, Russia may not have to work as hard. Clinton what studies disinformation at the foreign policy Research Institute. Russia doesn't have to make fake news. They just repeat, you know what conspiracies air coming out of the White House and the administration. Americans, including the president of the United States are raising the possibility of violence, spreading falsehoods about the election online and casting doubt on the whole process to discuss the dangers. Foreign and domestic. We're joined by NPR, National security correspondent Greg Marie and our tech correspondent Shannon Bond. Good to Have you both Here. Hi. So Greg, let's start with you. Is Russia the only foreign threat or just the biggest right now It's the biggest foreign threat and the national security officials and analysts who are studying this a really, absolutely clear. Russia is the main foreign threat. It wants to help Donald Trump win reelection in China and Iran or the other countries that are also mentioned, but at a much lower level. Now there's a big difference. This time the national security establishment, private researchers and the media are all much more prepared for this kind of disinformation. This time, far more eyeballs are looking for fake social media accounts planted stories. Just to give you one example in the 2018 midterms. The National Security Agency sent cyber teams to Europe to shut down the Russian troll factory that had been involved in the 2016 elections. Soas Faras, We know no foreign campaign has gained any real traction. But is it possible that the 2020 playbook is more advanced and sophisticated and maybe escaping the notice of people who are looking for the kinds of things we saw in 2016? Definitely a possibility. Microsoft put out a big report. They said. It's the same Russian agency military intelligence that's added again, but they are using a different tactics. They were using a lot of pots and automated social media accounts last time. This time, they're going to great lengths to hide their tracks. They're trying to hire Americans who unwittingly will write stories for websites. So yes, the playbook has changed. So Shannon tell us about what's happening in the United States. What are you hearing from tech companies and the experts who study this? Well, they're very alarmed. I spoke with your wrath. He's in charge of sight integrity, a Twitter and he puts it really succinctly. The people who know the most about how to mislead Americans are other Americans. So what security researchers are warning is that you know the atmosphere is just so right for disinformation. Right now we're living with so much uncertainty and that opens the door for bad actors to undermine confidence and voting in the election results because of the changes that are happening during the pandemic. There's also worries that bad actors could use fears about coded to discourage voting, and they're really concerns about extremist groups that could use social media to incite violence. And this also creates opportunity for foreign actors to amplify this information that Americans are spreading like those baseless claims that we keep hearing about voting fraud from President Trump and domestic disinformation is more challenging in some way is for the platforms, then foreign meddling. No, if they're going to take action against somebody like the president that inevitably become sort of a political football. Those calls could be much tougher for Facebook and Twitter to make then taking down Russian bots, and we've seen some of that in the last few months. Tell us about what these companies are doing. Yeah, well, they're doing a lot more than they used Tio. Both Twitter and Facebook have new rules against misinformation about voting. Against casting doubt on results or making premature claims of victory in the aftermath of the election, especially Twitter, stepped up labelling posts from the president. That's something we just didn't see them do really, until the last few months. They also say they're working together their monthly meetings with the industry and government and law enforcement agencies to discuss these threats and their responses, and both companies say they have gamed out Mohr extreme measures that would stop really world risks like voters, depression and violence, but they don't give us a lot of details on what those might be. Can we say yet how that's going Well, Critics say Facebook especially is still just too slow at this. It doesn't label or remove posts in many cases until after they've spread widely. The Biden campaign sent Facebook a letter this week condemning it for not just taking down Trump's false claims about voting. It called Facebook quote the nation's foremost propagator of disinformation about the voting process. Facebook says it applies its rules impartially, and we should note that Facebook is among NPR's financial supporters. You know what I hear again and again about social media platforms. This isn't just a question of are they setting the right rules? It's how are they enforcing those rules? And meanwhile, Greg, the president of the United States, is repeatedly questioning the legitimacy of the election and saying things about voting that are just flatly false. How is that shaping this discussion? Yes, this has had an impact. The Russian goal for years and years has been to undermine the credibility of the U. S political system. And now we have a president declaring at campaign events that mail in ballots aren't credible that this is the most corrupt election in U. S history. It's a sharp contrast from what we hear from officials like FBI director Chris Ray. You say Election systems have been hardened, tested and retested, and it will be extremely difficult to tamper with votes as we enter this final month.
As pandemic stretches on, retail bankruptcies approach highest number in a decade
"Our lead story today is a tale of a balancing act of retailers in this economy trying to overcome simply terrible I three quarters of the year. By finishing strong, you'll hear elsewhere in the program today of indicators were watching to educate our guesses about where things are going but a report from the accounting consulting firm. Bdo chose twenty-nine big retailers filed for bankruptcy protection in this economy through August and that if things continue at that pace, we will match two thousand, ten the dark days after the great recession. So for all the retailers still getting by the last three months of the coming year, that is this year are going to be even more critical than usual as they go looking for some hope in the holidays marketplace's Justin Ho starts us off. The report found that bankrupt retailers have closed almost six thousand stores. This year retailers that have seen the most bankruptcies sell apparel shoes products. We just haven't been buying much during the pandemic stores in malls have been especially hard hit. You've got eight or nine hundred stores spread across malls. In the United States, you probably need about half the stores Brian Yarbrough is an analyst with Edward Jones. He says the big box retailers are spending more to attract consumers who just aren't going to the mall and WanNa shop online you're seeing the walmarts and the targets of the. World Invest. Billions of dollars a year in technology these small companies can't keep up but many retailers rely on their physical locations and are struggling to stay competitive and attract shoppers during a critical holiday season David. Berliner at BDO says, that could include services like contact list checkout or in store pickup for online orders whenever they can do to make consumers feel safe going into these brick and mortar stores Berliner says what retailers need to figure out is what makes sense for physical store to be profitable to make sure that Rick and mortar stores are in the right place? The right size for you know I think stores could be smaller than. Alvin. Designed years ago Berliner says the pandemic has just accelerated a trend of store closures throughout the US that's because he says the country has been over stored for
'Russia Doesn't Have To Make Fake News': Biggest Election Threat Is Closer To Home
"National security officials say Russia is at it again trying to disrupt the U. S election and give President Trump of boost through hacking and spreading falsehoods on social media, Just like in 2016. This time, Russia may not have to work as hard. Clinton what studies disinformation at the foreign policy Research Institute. Russia doesn't have to make fake news. They just repeat, you know what conspiracies air coming out of the White House and the administration. Americans, including the president of the United States are raising the possibility of violence, spreading falsehoods about the election online and casting
Supermarkets are stocked for Fall
"So we went through a time back in. April and May were there were all these dire predictions that we would have extreme food shortages in the United States and there would be things would not be able to get for who knows how long? And it led to a lot of panic buying. There's already been panic buying paper products toilet paper in various food items can goods things like that, but what the alarmists fail to take into account? Is How good businesses? How good business owners are how good capitalism is? At responding and reacting to things that seem like they're insurmountable in the short term But they're able pretty quickly to come to grips with it. And I know they're all already articles appearing. About how we're going to have a potentially very large spike. In Corona virus mixed with seasonal flu. Coming up as soon as in the next month. And that it's going to lead to. Panic. Buying from consumers again. For goods like occurred particularly in April and May. And I want to give you some peace of mind that retailers manufacturers. Have really responded to the needs of the marketplace. And have made changes that are going to. Make even some level of panic buying that could occur. Not have as much effect on product shortages. Is We had particularly in the spring and the you not going to have to run out and worry you're not going to be able to find whatever. So here are two factors. One that I address before and that is. The reduction and options or choices. That The supermarket industry. has moved much more towards. The aldy kind of model. Of reducing the varieties of goods they have on their shelves. Manufacturers have been part of that reducing the varieties and I think about something I consume that a lot of people are very upset that I consume this but I drink soft drinks drink diet soft drinks. and. The variety available to me and the packaging of them. is a tiny fraction of what it was six months ago the Pepsi, and Coke People. have been able to. help with supply by having longer production runs out having to change over lines of a smaller variety of both packaging and flavors. And it's allowed supermarkets to have. Much. Better inventory control than they would have had before and this happened across so many product lines. That the rationalization of not having thirty eight different kinds of catch up in a supermarket. Having just a few and maybe a couple of varieties assizes has made the marketplace much more efficient. The second thing is supermarkets have operated in recent years probably for about the last twelve years. On, what's known as a j it just in time inventory methods that are all the rage in corporate America. And having very little inventory available in many cases having just hours. Of Sell through of inventory in different product categories. Worked fine until corona virus and then it didn't work at all and any of a number of manufacturers and supermarkets are now stocking inventory in much larger numbers than prior and so that also means. There will be if there is panic buying, there will be the occasional spot shortages of different items but as far as things being in a situation like where we had very little of this that or the other available that is not going to repeat.
Why 1 million coronavirus deaths is only just the beginning
"Yesterday Norman the world clock devote one million deaths from covid nineteen since this began less than a year ago it's been reported by the Johns Hopkins University. Dashboard, which is a pretty morbid side that keeps keeps an eye on all this sort of stuff apart from the one million deaths we've got thirty three point three, million cases in counting. And it's amazing to think that this all started from one person probably about less than a year ago. Yeah. Ten months ago November, that's the smart money is one person in China from a Bat Or Bats and moved into on ESPN. Is, an extraordinary number. And this is not necessarily going to slow down as many countries go into the second way. So we're at one million. What's the chance? Do you think we'll get to two million? Oh, I think that we'll get to two million without too much trouble unfortunately. We've got view of the United States figures on that Hopkins sites the United States numbers are going back up. There were going down a couple of weeks ago or through a few weeks ago and other going back up. Second Wave Solidifying in Europe France, not come back to France and a minute. So I think that we will get to the the the second million sadly tragically and low to middle income countries are really just getting going with this and there that just don't have the medical facilities that we do into in terms of helping people who've got severe illness. So unfortunately, this is going to go on. So when you look at also where the number of deaths really have. occurred it seems like about ten countries account for more than seventy percent of the debts. Obviously, the US is the big one there nearly a fifth. That's about two hundred and something thousand followed by Brazil India Mexico the UK Italy, where do you think that the new deaths will likely come from? Where is the the virus currently growing? It's going to come from those countries probably because they're the one seeing second wave in the second wave could well be worse than I. I wouldn't be surprised if that looks pretty similar. In some other countries, you're not necessarily going to know what's happening because they're not doing enough testing to really be sure how much corona virus they've got many people are dying of it. So I think it's in countries with doing testing that you're going to see the effect and it's likely I mean you see a million? It's likely that it's seven to ten million in reality. Because we are underestimating the amount of coronavirus around. So one million is just what we know about seven to ten is probably what the real figure actually is, and that's really scary. You mentioned the the second wives coming through a lot of countries and where in Europe, in particular saying a lot of cases suddenly jump up a lot from where they were. But. We're not actually saying the death toll yet follow. Why do you think that is all and do you think that it's likely that that's going to continue that trend so one reason you see a delay in the deaths appearing is that it takes a couple of weeks. People become seriously ill, and then we can be seriously over quite a long time. So that's one reason why it's a delay. There's probably a reduced death rate as well because the getting better at treating people in intensive care with decks meth zone, which reduces death rates by twenty percent nursing tummy not using ventilators and also the older people are so socially isolating themselves wearing masks. So they're tending not to get infected, and so the bias infections towards younger people who tend not to die of covid nineteen of Ova can get long-term effects we've spoken about. On Kurna cast before and you mentioned France before what did you want to say about France? France. Is reporting an upsurge and the authorities there are really getting worried in its report there that for example, one of the senior doctors and France as told newspapers that they're worried that there's going to be enough medical personnel to be able to deal with the the record number of cases that are appearing in France and that they may run out of intensive care beds. And it's patchy and it's also into an underprivileged areas such as Marseille where there's a lot of overcrowding and there's the worry that the capacity of the French hospital system to cope with could be welcomed a very good hospital system. So you mentioned testing before and there's been quite a few announcements recently about testing the other day we saw one from the World Health Organization about rapid testing and I think we also saw demonstration at the White House by President, trump what's the rapid testing? All about what what's it hoped that it'll achieve take overseas before we get to Australia, what the World Health Organization has done through the gates. Foundation is purchased one, hundred, twenty, million test kids rapid test kits. and. These test kits. One of them in particular is a bit like a pregnancy test where you do a swab, you shake it in some liquid and then you Putin liquid on a test strip and you went fifteen minutes into the. Shows the line or to bend your positive for the virus and it's pretty accurate. It's not quite as accurate as the PTR tests the wonder doing the moment but you don't need the artery. You don't need cars to take your samples to a laboratory then get an Aq- and wait for the results. This is done on the sport fifteen minutes. You've got an answer. So it's a way in resource poor environments to get an answer and it is cheaper than doing the PC artists. In countries like Austrailia, these tests could be used as a way of controlling the pandemic moving forward. What are we going to do in states like Batori and you South Wales even Western Australia with US tonight breaking the ship off the coast of port hedland where everybody's vulnerable to new infections coming in from overseas in particular? HOW ARE WE GONNA? Make sure there's no virus circulating that we're not aware of and mass testing particularly where people gather in large numbers is one way to actually see whether it's almost like screening the population see if you're missing any virus. And you can't really do mass screening with the existing resources because you're just going to clog up the system. If. It's instant testing people are more likely to agree to it because they don't have to hang around. They don't have to isolate themselves until they get a positive result. And it's a way of quickly finding out what's going on in an affordable way. Do you know any plans by the Australian government to get any of these rapid testing kits and and instigate that that type of program with therapeutic goods administration has stralia has approved several of these I think it's four or five of these rapid testing kits so that all they're already available in Australia. The one ones that w chose bought, which is like the pregnancy test. By Abbott, his is still under consideration for approval and there's no reason why wouldn't be approved. So the the tests are available here and available affordable price. The ideal here would be one that self contained. We don't need a little machine sitting on a desk some of them do you have to put it into machine? This one is a shake squeeze onto a strip and just wait for the result and there are others do that as well. So there's no reason why not? No in Victoria the DAUGHERTY institute is testing a way of doing mass testing using the PR test, which is the old test if you like the accurate using using saliva and they're testing that in the thousand members of the police force just to work. Out, what is the most efficient way of collecting the saliva? So you could mess testing with the old way of going about it, but the rapid testing is probably more flexible,
First Presidential Debate: What to Expect
"And David, You have been through a lot with the president. So you probably know how he is preparing for this debate. He tell us about it. Well, we You know, I have that's true. I've been around this president for a long time. And you know he is the hardest working. Ah, man that I know on DH. He's working. Every minute of every day for this Cherie, and what he's doing now is he's working every day for the country is president. Then he's got a second full time job, which is Being a candidate for president. So it's pretty interesting for me to watch him have to really juggle both jobs. Every incumbent has to do it for this. This president put it, You know, really the gas pedal down all ahead full, and he's Very excited about tonight. He's he's looking for a great debate. Look, Joe Biden has been a member. Of the greatest debate club in the world history, the United States Senate and he's been there for a long time, almost 50 years, and so you look at this president and we say, and the president saying that he's done more in 48 months. Then Joe Biden is done in 48 years, and I think the record is very clear about that. I agree with you, but, you know, some folks speak to the people who are kind of nervous on our side of the aisle, who are kind of nervous about tonight. Like you just said bite. It is part of his club, the Senate. He's been there for 47 years. We've seen them debate in the past. Most recently are should say in 2012, was it It was with the with the Ryan Paul Ryan, and it was were a lot of us were shocked that Aggressive. He was and how thrown off Paul Ryan was. I don't think it is you could throw President Trump off. Is there anything they have trump? If Biden is on his game, what should be looking out for? I think it's going to be interesting if he is on his game. I think it's going to go. You know, people are gonna wonder, eh? I'm wondering whether or not Joe Biden is up for this job, whether he's up for the debate. He's been hiding for six months in his basement, so I'm interested in his mental acuity. I'm interested in the guy's gas machine, so we're going to see firsthand tonight. Whether he could go 90 minutes without a Gaff. If you can go 90 minutes standing on a stage no teleprompter. No. Mrs Biden, no Dr Biden to help him answer questions. Nobody with no cards. You know it's going to be a very interesting, you know, thing. Toe watch. Ah, on one hand, and on the other hand, you have the issues which are all on Donald Trump's side, because if we make this if it's the president Make this issue makes his campaign and the debate site and is able to talk about these issues. Whether it's higher taxes versus lower taxes, more job killing regulations versus fewer regulations, whether it's open borders and free health care for illegal immigrants. Whether it's Ah, anarchy in the streets and be funding the police, or is it about lower taxes and cutting regulation and creating the vibrant economy that we had? Before the Chinese buyers. What, Or is it about border security isn't about supporting, you know, are our men and women in blue and making sure that the president continues to have their back? So this is This is what Ronald Reagan called bold colors, not pale pastels. Let's create a stark difference between the two candidates, and that's what President Trump is going to do tonight, and I think it's gonna shine. I think he'll shine. He's not going to be put off by anything. Joe Biden give me a break. You know Donald Trump, you know, going to be very forward leaning, and he's going to be ready for anything that that Joe Biden throws at
Millions of 'game-changer' 15-minute COVID-19 test kits coming to US
"Is about to really ramp up Corona virus testing, We crossed the historic milestone. When the United States conducted our 100 million test. Far more than any other country. Now the feds ready to start giving 150 million coronavirus rapid tests to the country, the president says results will be available within 15 minutes. A
Trump Announces Plan to Ship 150 Million Rapid Coronavirus Tests
"Of thousands of Elementary school students are heading back to classrooms today as New York City enters a high stakes phase of resuming in person learning during the Corona virus pandemic. The elementary school reopening was delayed twice. It comes over objections from school principals, who said the city's complicated changing plans put them in a Blind, a staffing bind. Pre kindergartners in some special education students are already back in the city's virus altered version of in person learning, learning, sometimes in classrooms and sometimes at home in person learning for middle and high school students is slated to begin. On Thursday, President Trump formally announcing a plan to disperse 150 million rapid current virus test kits, first promoted by the White House in August. Monday's announcement coming as the world marked one million Corona virus death, the president, saying he wants governors to use those tests to reopen schools, but Many are already open without testing in place. Last week, we crossed for you to show you just exactly how easy the test is performed, so literally, it almost could not be easier. It starts with six drops of liquid onto this piece of paper one. 23456 on. Then there's a nasal swab and again. This is This is not the deep brain biopsy that we talk about. This will generally done by a healthcare provider, but it can be done supervised. It's this easy 1234512345. Into the test twisted three times. The adhesive has pulled off and you wait 15 minutes and that is the test. Vice President Mike Pence warning. With the rollout of more tests, Americans can expect to see more cases now that the virus is spreading faster than testing, contact tracing in quarantine. The nationwide totals now stand at 7.1 million cases, including a 205,000 of fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University. In August, a current virus task force member, said the United States Needed to get to 10,000 cases a day going into the fall in winter, But we are averaging more than 40,000 Day, Dr Anthony Fauci, telling ABC GM a public health measures. Need to be followed. Well, we're not in a good place with regards to what I had said back then, because as we get into the fall in the winter, you really want the level of community spread to be as low as you possibly get it as more people as the weather gets colder here in this country and most parts of the country, people are gonna be going indoors there. Certainly parts of the country. They're doing well, But as you mentioned correctly, they're all states that are starting to show up tick in cases and even some increase in hospitalizations in some states. And I hope not, but we very well might start seeing increases in debts. That's really something that I had discussed some time ago. There's something you don't want to be in a position like that, as the weather starts getting Coles who really need to intensify Public health measures that we talk about all the time. That audio courtesy of ABC on closing again, like some European countries are doing Fallon, she says. It doesn't have to come to that, he says. If Americans and leaders can follow Corona virus, health and science guidelines of businesses and schools can It reopened and together The U. S
Grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case will be released, Kentucky AG says
"Briana Taylor. KCBS says the grand jury proceedings in the case will be released to the court tomorrow. It's not clear yet when the recording will be available to the public. The only person the grand jury charged in the case is a former detective for firing his gun outside of Taylor's apartment. Analysts say the recording will likely include what theater Knee general's office presented to the grand jury. Also any witness testimony less than a nine months since the first confirm casualty Cove in 19 has now killed more than one million people worldwide. About 1/5 of those death in the United States, the leader in lives lost amid the pandemic. Dr. Margaret Harris is a spokesperson for the World Health Organization have a lot to learn from the countries that have really taken the missions that need to be taken and have turned this around. It's not too late to turn this around. While they're waiting for a vaccine, health experts say, continue to mask up in social distance those of the best tools they say to drastically reduce the spread. Of
Global coronavirus deaths surpass 1 million
"One million deaths worldwide. Covad 19 death toll reached that grim milestone on Monday. Here's CBS's Dr David Vegas. This includes over 200,000 United States over 140,000 in Brazil. Over 95,000 in India over 75,000 in Mexico, 42,000 United Kingdom and I could go on. It really is him every country on the
Kamala Harris asks Trump if any of his reported $421 million in debt is owed to a foreign nation
"Today at two different White House events trump chose to take no questions. Thank you very much everybody. Thank you. In just the last hour on this network vice presidential candidate. California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris noted the national security implications of trump's reported debts. The American people deserve to have a full accounting of the financial interest including the indebtedness of the president of the United States and I and I do share that concern who does he owe the money to do you own debt to any foreign nation? Do you owe anybody money who is impacted by any decision? You make as president of the United States the American people have a right to know that when the president of the United States acts, he acts with their priorities in mind not what priorities in mind One former senior counterintelligence official warns the nation could still be at risk even if trump does not win reelection. The counterintelligence concern will not go away if this president doesn't get reelected. Who needs cash imagine what he could do to us with a foreign intelligence service talking about how our nuclear system works talking about what launch codes look like talking about how where a president goes where that bunker is all of the various things that our president is privy to.
Covid-19 has killed at least 1 million people around the globe
"Today, the world reached a new threshold of misery in the corona virus pandemic. At least one million people have now died of covert 19. That's according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. Joining us now is NPR Global health correspondent Narrate Eisenman Henery High, So one million lives gone. I mean, it's incredible to think we're reaching this death toll in less than a year. Yeah, it's been just over nine months since the first death was reported in Wuhan, China, and just looking at these numbers. We're seeing that half of these deaths were just in four countries, right? Right, the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico and with the exception of India, these countries are not among the most populous in the world. But in the case of the United States, which has the highest number of deaths that more than 200 for 1000 in Brazil, with more than 140,000 deaths Both of their president's expressed a lot of skepticism about the threat from the virus. The responses were chaotic and deaths surged in July and August and started to come down a bit but are now rising again. Of these four countries also don't just rank highest on total deaths over the entirety of the pandemic in the past week, they've also had the highest number of new deaths. And are there any new hot spots emerging at this point? In Argentina. The daily death toll has been climbing for months and has now really swerved up. European countries like Spain that saw a lot of death a while back, are seeing another upswing. Now you mention India is a special case. Why is that? Yes, it's the world's second most populous nation. So for a country of that size, India's 95,000 deaths isn't relatively speaking. All that high, which is all the more surprising since India is seeing a huge amount of infection, But among people who are contracting the virus there, the share who are dying doesn't seem to be as high is in some other countries. Monica Gandhi is an infectious disease specialist at University of California, San Francisco, she says. One theory is that people in India tend to dress with thes flowing fabrics. So even though it's hard to social distance people could do one thing during all of this, which is pick up their cloth from there. You know outfit and put it over their mouth and nose. If it reduces the amount of hours you get into that you get less sick. I think it could be driving down the severity of infection. That's so interesting. Yeah. You get a lower dose of the virus. Maybe you're more likely to survive. Another theory. Maybe people in India have been more exposed to previous current viruses, which gives them some immunity. Well, speaking of immunity, I mean as more and more people have gotten infected, does that Offer any hope in terms of seeing a slowdown in new cases or even knew deaths, Monica Gandhi says. Quite possibly, this is what's called Herd immunity, of course, and Gandhi stresses it should not be pursued as a strategy, because if you're reaching herd immunity through widespread infections, as opposed to vaccinations Along the way, A lot of people will still die. Rather, she says. Her immunity is a potential helpful effect. We may notice in the coming months. Then again, it is going to get colder in the coming months, at least in the Northern Hemisphere as winter approaches, So do you think that's going to make the pandemic worse? Well, one researcher Jeffrey Shaming of Columbia University, says evidence does suggest the Corona virus transmits better in cold climates. People spend more time indoors, the virus will have more opportunities. To move from person to person and be more neatly transmissible. That works against us.
Tribal plaintiffs claim victory in U.S. Census lawsuit
"This is national. Native News Antonio Gonzalez leaders of the Hilo, River Indian community and the Navajo Nation say they scored a victory in litigation to make sure there's a complete and accurate US census count the tribes another plaintiffs requested census operations continue through October thirty first instead of the end of September last week Federal Court ordered the twenty twenty cents count to continue until the end of October governor. Steven. Rayle Lewis in a video message to his community decisions to complete the census in September due to an appeal that could give us some more time for us to keep working together count up. But the United States has already appealed that ruling and it may end up going to the supreme. Court. So data extension is far from certain and counting could come to an end as soon as thirtieth. So we have to go by what we know. That we have until September thirtieth for anyone who has not completed the census to fill out there for the census was initially planned through. October thirty first. But in August the trump administration shorten the time setting a new deadline in September Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez in a statement praise the ruling and said, the pandemic has been a setback creating many challenges to get people counted especially in rural areas. As of Thursday the Navajo nation's response rate for the twenty twenty cents. This was only twenty point five, percent thirty percent of he'll river Indian community members have not completed the census this summer the Census Bureau reported the National Response Rate was more than sixty percent. Last week the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia determined. Alaskan. Native corporations are not tribal governments under the cares act and not eligible for funds. The ruling is a win for tribes sued over Alaskan native corporations getting a share of the eight billion dollars in cares act funds for tribes tribes, which filed the litigation and include some Alaska tribes. Claim only tribal governments should be allocated cares act dollars. The court held that an sees are not federally recognized tribes and include some of the largest and most profitable corporations. Alaska an appeal is likely. The AMC's have the support of Alaska's congressional delegation about five hundred, million dollars in cares act funding remains for tribal governments, how it will be dispersed if tribal plaintiffs. In to be determined. Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy New von Jemma is asking you senators to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for. Indians. He testified virtually last week before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs the Hopi tribe in Arizona has utilized the program for more than twenty years to provide diabetes prevention through education fitness and finding ways to address food insecurity. The community health approach also incorporates Hopi Culture. The pandemic has impacted in person services which are now virtual. We're currently offering the wide array of online fitness classes for Monday through Friday including native fitness which incorporates traditional Hopi Song and dance. In addition ages DP is hosting the fitness books challenge were participants earned fitness bucks by completing a virtual fitness class. Classes. That are held in hope you wellness centers facebook page they just DP also modified to programs that celebrate the hoagies long standing tradition of running. The Twenty Eighth Annual Hundred Mile Club. Event just wrapped up and despite it being virtual, there were nearly eight hundred participate participants, ages five and up legislation introduced. The summer seeks to reauthorize the special diabetes, program for Indians for an additional five years and increased funding to two hundred million dollars per year I mean Antonio Gonzalez.
Nations Come and Fall (Ezekiel 26:1718)
"Zeki chapter twenty, six, versus seventeen, and eighteen. And they will raise a lamentation over you and say to you how you have perished. You were inhabited from the sees Oh city renowned who is mighty on the see she and her inhabitants imposed their terror on all her inhabitants. Now, the coastlands Trimble on the day of your fall and the coastlands that are on the sea are dismayed at your passing. So this is. The end of two chapters in Ezekiel Chapter Twenty Five, twenty six to begin a series of chapters in the book of Ezekiel where God tells Ezekiel to Prophesy Against Not his people in Judah, the people of God of Israel instead to the neighbors, the nations, surrounding Judah, surrounding his people. So chapter twenty, five starts with the prophecy against Ammon and MOAB and seer and eat him and Felicita and then chapter twenty six begins a prophecy against tire and that's what this whole chapters about. The reason, I read these two verses WanNa pray according to them versus seventeen and eighteen is because God is. Speaking to a nation and a people that had prospered. and. He's talking about how they were mighty on the sea and imposing terror on others they were renowned. But now in an instant God says all of that would be taken away. And he would bring them low and the coast lands would be dismayed at how this once renowned powerful people just like that were gone. Just like that, when the total opposite direction and reading these chapters, these prophecies from God through Ezekiel among the nations is a sobering reminder. That no matter. How Great. Powerful Influential a nation might be. My claim to be might be perceived to be. Nations come and fall and can fall just like that at the sovereign decree of God. And particularly as well. We think about any nation I, know people listen to this podcast and different countries around the world many maybe most from the United States? I just. Want us to be reminded from God's word. No matter what nation we live in and no matter how powerful that nation. May being or claim to be or be perceived to be. Is ultimately in the hands of. An instant everything could change. So. God We. Humble ourselves before you. As Your people in United States. And many other different nations. And we. Humbly confess acknowledged that you are lord and sovereign over. All nations that you hold the United States every other nation in the palm of your hand you raise and you make Lo, and you can do either one in an instant and so God. We pray that you would turn our hearts to you. God We pray just compelled to pray based on. Zeki Chapter? Twenty six for spiritual getting in my own nation in the united. States got we need you save us from ourselves. We have in so many ways turn from you so much that we have approved is displeasing to you dishonoring to you. We are not glorifying you in so many different ways to God reprieve for your mercy I pray for your mercy across. My pray for the spread of your grace and your mercy in the Gospel across my God I pray for that in the city where I live in greater Washington DC God please May Your Gospel Your grace, your mercy, your salvation spread among more and more and more people they more and more. Disciples we made. More and more people trust in you may more and more churches be planned to pray for this in greater Washington. DC, pray for this throughout the United States and whatever nation we might be praying from right now god, we pray for your mercy in our nation's we know that in instant you could lay it all low. And so we pray pray for humility before you pray for fear of you pray for this in our own hearts. We pray for this in the hearts of your people your church got pray for fear of you and humility before you in the hearts of government leaders. God We pray that you would turn many in our nation's to you by your mercy. Before we fall into deep her sinfulness and to. Deeper judgment. Pray this in Jesus name. Amen
U.S. Judge Halts Trump's TikTok Ban, Hours Before It Was Set To Start
"Well tiktok lives in US apps stores at least for another day, a federal judge in Washington, sided with the company last night blocking President Trump's order that bans the video sharing app the trump administration. Let's remember caused the APP a national security threat and it's fighting in court to Block Tick Tock Chinese parent company Bite, dance from operating the APP in the US either by banning it outright or forcing a sale to a domestic buyer, we NPR tech reporter Bobby. Allen here morning Bobby Morning David Okay. So what is this court decision? What does it mean? So the judge put the brakes on a ban that was going to. Like you said, prevent any new downloads of Tiktok that was supposed to take effect at midnight Sunday and the judge didn't explained his rationale for the ruling. But TIKTOK lawyers argued in a hearing just over the weekend that shutting it down would be like shutting down a modern version of the town square. They said that's Kintu silencing speech and there sure is a lot of expression on Tiktok David I mean it's the fastest growing in the world. You know it has some hundred million users in the US. So all those users can now breathe a sigh of relief they can keep posting their lips thinking and other ridiculous videos. For now, that since such an important relief for so many people going for these these times of isolation. You Save for now that's important. Right? I mean this. This might not be the final word at all. Net. Yeah, exactly. So this is a breather for Tiktok buys them time before there's a more extensive hearing on trump's ban, and in the note here that the White House is not backing down from that band but as is winds its way through the courts. There's one very important date and that is November twelfth. That's when Tiktok has to find American buyer or disappear for real in the US Tick Tock, was hoping that the judge would also push back that date, but the judge said, no, we're sticking to the November Twelfth Day. When we heard so much about that potential deal was supposed to keep Tiktok live in the US for good. What what's the latest there? Yeah. There was hope at one point you know parties were racing towards an agreement, but then things sort of went south pretty quickly. trump gave the green light to software company Oracle to take a stake in Tiktok and Walmart was going to be a major investor. But then over in Beijing Bite damps which owns tiktok said, hey, hey, not so fast we don't WanNa lose control of the biggest. APP. To ever come out of China. So talks have stalled but you know the parties having given up. They're still discussing how they can maybe resolve this, but the stakes are so high David for Tiktok I mean, even a temporary ban could mean ninety percent of tiktok users will quit and join the competitors you know in in light of this happening many other apps have cropped up that see opportunity here trying to take you know the users who you maybe think Tiktok might go away and hope that they jump over to their platform. What about this basic question bobby. Is Data safe on Tiktok if we're using the United States yeah. This is at the very heart of the debate. You know the trump administration says, having a Chinese owner creates a national security risk since China's government has unfettered access to private business in the country, and there is a consensus among experts that that's a real concern but the particular threat from Tiktok that's lot shakier. The White House has never offered ironclad evidence that can definitely get its hands on the data of Americans and Tiktok says it's shielded because none of the data is stored on Chinese soil. And most of its data on Americans is encrypted. That's said David None of those assurances are cooling the heat from the White House. All right, this journey continues NPR's. Bobby. Bobby thanks so much for covering it. You gotta thanks David.
Rebranding the PhD with Chris Humphrey
"Really happy to have you here especially given the years of experience you have helping people with masters and Ph ds like just mentioned finding their path and I think a word. That I think is really important is in the abundant number of career opportunities that are out there I think this one key thing that that people are going to. Wealth people need to understand to kind of break this this feeling that they may be failing at life or at least at the their professional life if the. End Up leaving academia after after graduate. School. Yeah it is. It is. So hard to describe when you see the light bulb come on somebody's head in new. People people just say. It. Yeah. And it. It is. What always of joys me on like just when somebody says down they felt or how lost or how they didn't know what to do, and then they say that you I when you're okay now I just. Found the way forward or hope or something you know you just why would why would have stopped? Doing what I'm doing I mean because that's the greatest thing you can do. Even if you change one person's mind or sometimes I talk to one hundred people you know I think if I could. Difference that many people but not like yourself day job what you're doing on your the more that can do it that more intense. We can have and we can reach more people in our own countries or in different languages. or different backgrounds. So yeah, it's it's cool to fail that there's more there's more of us than. Doing this doing this thing. You don't just listen think about being a PhD that just you just have this unique. Bonding Experience With With with anybody else like I just met you but you know it just. It's strange. We everyone knows what they went through, and then just you can just click with people and. It's powerful as powerful stuff. So as I mentioned, we talked before about Chris's PhD and you can find our full one hour and a half conversation on the Papaya she youtube channel. We eventually also talked about what led up to his post doc. Chris. Was Now considering after his post doc and after the his after applying to some lecturing positions and not having the materialize thinking. Okay. What am I going to do an end looking at the non-academic landscape and seeing where he was going to fit? How did you go about that? Were there appears around you who were also having that reflection. How. Was that process? How easy was that process or not easy? I was that that. Exploration. Let's say. He is kind of mixed because I think on the one hand. As I kept getting rejections from the academic jobs, Kinda go to feeling of. Like feeling of running out of time or this is this isn't going well. If I could just get academic job everything would be. Okay. So that was like a downside to it but on the other hand you know. I was really excited by the things that I was saying around me like like the Internet was something that was just really taking off in the late ninety s and I was just fascinated by the internet and this whole and. I mean I. I say Democratic Dissemination of information which is. Not. Disney triple the time easily, but the way. To access to information or study or learning the United. States can be quite elitist or privileged or and causal money and time, but just like the idea that. The anybody can just access any type of information videos and things as well. It was coming along time and could learn anything. They had the Internet connection did just Exchange. My view of the world and so excited me as an educator and as a scholar, this potential and always really enthused by that and could see this trans transformative potential of it and so that's when I kind of thought. Well, this could be an area where. You I would be happy and excited to work in, and then I had to try and figure out. Well, how do I get to that from medieval studies? kind of like the opposite. Of this new of this new techy technological thing. But then I figured out. There was this area of e e learning with a training where people were taking courses that which Clause three more even vote on a CD. You know we're not making it to the web and I just thought is dies That's what I'm GONNA do. I really had to look. For jobs and companies. looked. Learning companies read white papers and things are. Looking googling jobs, you know learning jobs based training and I saw that they were these jobs out Aaron. Didn't necessarily know how to do them. I felt confident that if I applied job I reckon I could I could do that and so that was my plan B. Really that. Stuff didn't work out then come at the end of my funding. This was going to be.
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"It's this idea that the governor's not the president but the governors are shutting down your constitutional opportunity to be free of movement to be happy to work. And that's really what you're feeling. Now you're feeling people who are angry. Who are being held. Their guns are going to be taken away. They have to stay home. They don't have freedom of movement so it's all become a civil rights argument now and a gun rights right and when when when people are hearing that their freedom is truly under threat and that they should prepare to fight. That's that's combustible from what I can tell. I was not surprised but alarmed at how the movie plan damage that was on youtube and then taken off and then spread around the universe How how quickly that took hold? Can you just talk briefly about that? People are hungry to know so thing to have it explained to have the inexplicable explain to them in a coherent way. And even if everything about it is debunked is seriously ridiculous. Is Outrageously wrong if it makes kind of sense to them and especially if elites knowledge based institutions in sadly people like Tony Vilocci Say This isn't true. This can't be true. That in a way blesses a slew of covid nineteen misinformation has been going viral on social media. One video making the rounds or call plant and conspiracy theory now floating about which alleges that Corona virus was engineered to increase. Vaccinations video went viral on a wide range of platforms including facebook video known as plan. Dimic. It makes some very controversial claims about the COVID nineteen pandemic leading critics. To call it simply a mash up of conspiracy theories put together in one video. This bind. Journalism is in this is the bind. Universities are in this is the bind experts like FAO. She had redfield in. How do you? How do you convince people who just simply don't believe it and for years have been conditioned not to believe experts so when a pandemic like corona virus hits people want? Expect a big reason why it's happening a huge reason. What's going on Away that it could be explained. And if somebody can put together a tanner twelve or twenty minute video and have a story that involves of the other elements that always exists big government elites that rejection by powerful people and effort to keep information away from the little guy in a way that really feels. Oh yeah that's what they're doing. All right should facebook. Should they shut that down? Knowing that it's wrong you know nonsense. Should they shut it down just because of that? Well who's playing God here? I think it's a legitimate argument in a democracy. What do you do about that for years? Now you've covered politics economy national security. I'm just curious. How do you weigh this moment? Especially regarding truce and The Info that you describe. How do you weigh this up against the other threats that you've covered before this is the coming together of all of the things we've reported for decades now this is take them all take? Wmd take torture. Take a war in Iraq. Take nine eleven. Go back to things that happen. During the Clinton Bush had measured the first Gulf War. Take all of it all of it and put it the social upheaval in the society. The financial collapse in two thousand and eight just list of boom boom boom all the things. We've reported on for all these decades. This feels to me and the team. I'm working with as the as the big moment. This is where it all comes. Together and conspiracies are at the heart of it of course because they've all grown out of all those other events it really is the fundamental moment from my point of view for everybody the people who are living through it especially but those of us who are trying to tell the story and sort out what is truth. What is fact you can believe in in these times? It is an extremely important and I think daunting task. Thanks for talking. It's always a one of my biggest pleasures and I can't thank you enough for coming on the dispatch with us and helping US understand. Some of these really big issues will thank you rainy. It's always great to talk to you and especially to work with you on these important things. Thanks Mike you can read more stories from frontlines coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at frontline dot. Org this podcast was produced by Max Green James Edwards our production assistant is Lucy Sullivan production. Help in this episode from Brooke Nelson Catherine Guibert is our editorial coordinating producer. Pam Johnson is frontline senior director of strategy and audience. Our senior editors are Sarah childress and Lauren. Zell and dramatic are managing editor. And I'm Rini aaronson executive producer. A frontline music in this episode is by sell lagging. Symphony the frontline dispatches produced at W. G. B. H. and powered by X..
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So Mike I want to shift to the virus itself and so you're you're producing this from well before and you know. I can remember vividly before we all had to leave. The offices are our conversations around this phone. And how urgent it felt at the time. Then Corona virus hits. What's going through your mind? Were you looking to see when would conspiracy theories start to Bubble up and what did you see? Well there was really no doubt we were shooting in New York series of interviews and it was basically the week of March twelfth. So we're in New York. We're shooting interviews about conspiracies about all the things you and I have just been talking about and With experts and people who do it and all kinds of things like that and we keep hearing news reports and we keep hearing about this rising crisis and that it's coming and we've been talking about it before but we're in New York now and we start hearing. There's going to be locked lockdown. In other words I very early. A Corona virus conspiracy is Uttered in our presence and people say why people were starting to come to do interviews with gloves on and you know sanitize sanitizers with them and they were looking at us. These are people who are in the middle of the conspiracy world and they were saying the Chinese have released a bioweapon in the United States of America. It's going to take over New York and it's GonNa Shut New York Down. You guys better get out of town and we said well. The better part of valour is for us to to get out of here. We rented a car white down and drove back in the middle of the night and started to invent a new way to shoot so that we could. We could finish the film and certainly began to research. What's going on with the corona virus? Conspiracies so I mean it's interesting that they came in with conspiracy theory that this was being spread by China and there was a conspiratorial aspect to that but the idea that New York would shut down if they start to spread that idea and then New York shuts down. What happens to people listening to those conspiracy theory? So they believe it more. I mean this is what I'm trying to get underneath like. So does that mean then. People start to think well they were right. Yes I mean. The beauty of big powerful conspiracy. Theories is that they often seem to be right. We all remember Watergate you know we all remember Information about WMD. We all remember that those were conspiracy theories at one moment. People were saying. Wait a minute. The Bush administration doesn't have any proof for this and a lot of people. Progressives said. Yeah that's right but It was viewed as a really crazy thing to assert at the moment. So enough things happen. that come from conspiracy theories that people do believe them especially a certain cohort and in this case you had a large group of Americans who already are used to having stars like Jerome Corsi. Who in the film Alex Jones and and others who they know? These people are the sort of rockstars of of conspiracies and they know and trust them and when they start to say especially in the very beginning this is this is not a virus. It's GONNA come. This is media hoax. It's a desire to blame. President trump a lot of people who were his supporters in his base. Really of course believe that especially when Fox's heralding it and And it's IT'S A it's a it's a desire to shift. The blame to trump is what they all said in a lot of people believe that when when the virus itself started to show up and people started to die broke out in. Seattle and was on its way to New York. That's when that's when the message. That corona virus was intentionally spread by Chinese operatives. Going a lot of people dealing an explanation for what was happening began to believe them right. So is that the top conspiracy theory is that is that the one that's gotten the most track and tell me. Tell me what's the one that's gotten the most traction? It gets better than that so early. You have the left in the media hoax to blame trope. Then it's corona virus is intentionally spread by Chinese operatives that makes a comeback a little later but at the time that was everything then a right around that time. Another group of people of Anti Vaxxers were very big on the idea that the virus is is being acted on because of a as a result of population control efforts by a Bill Gates and Bill Gates becomes the New George Soros of this particular issue. The idea that he wants to plant that they WANNA plant That the Gates Foundation wants to get into vaccines but it also wants the devices in people microchips. That becomes a huge. Wait a minute. We don't we don't want anything from them then. Of course that morphs into the deep state plot to eliminate freedom which is a lot of what you're seeing. Now look behind me here. They are still lining the streets. They are still blaring the horns. Many would signs saying that. Essentially liberty and the governor's executive order have little to do with each other out of frustration out here on the streets. They wanted. Gridlock rallied outside the state capital. Against the governor state homeowners. Dave calls the shots. The president is now encouraging. Some states to quote liberate with respect to the Second Amendment is just a horrible thing. They did a horrible thing to govern..
"united states" Discussed on The FRONTLINE Dispatch
"It's this idea that the governor's not the president but the governors are shutting down your constitutional opportunity to be free of movement to be happy to work. And that's really what you're feeling. Now you're feeling people who are angry. Who are being held. Their guns are going to be taken away. They have to stay home. They don't have freedom of movement so it's all become a civil rights argument now a gun rights argued and when when when people are hearing that their freedom is truly under threat and that they should prepare to fight. That's that's a combustible tell. I was not surprised but alarmed at how the movie plan. Democ that was on Youtube and then taken off and then spread around the universe How how quickly that took hold? Can you just talk briefly about that? People are hungry to know so thing to have it explained to have the inexplicable explained to them in a coherent way And even if everything about it is debunked is seriously ridiculous. Is Outrageously wrong if it makes kind of sense to them and especially if elites knowledge based institutions in sadly people like. Tony Say This isn't true. This can't be true. That in a way blesses a slew of covid nineteen misinformation has been going viral on social media. One video making the rounds or call plant and conspiracy theory now floating about which alleges that Corona virus was engineered to increase vaccinations. Gimmick video went viral on a wide range of platforms including facebook video known as plan. Dimic. It makes some very controversial claims about the covert nineteen pandemic leading critics. To call it simply a mash up of conspiracy theories put together in one video. This bind. Journalism is in this is the bind. Universities are in this is the bind experts like FAO. She had redfield or in. How do you? How do you convince people who just simply don't believe it and for years have been conditioned not to believe experts so when a pandemic like corona virus hits people want? Expect a big reason why it's happening a huge reason. What's going on Away that it can be explained. And if somebody can put together a tanner twelve or twenty minute video and have a story that involves of the other elements always exists big government elites that rejection by powerful people an effort to keep information away from the little guy in a way that really feels. Oh yeah that's what they're doing. All right should facebook. Should they shut that down knowing that it's wrong nonsense? Should they shut it down just because of that? Well who's playing God here? I think it's a legitimate argument in a democracy. What do you do about that for years? Now you've covered politics economy national security. I'm just curious. How do you weigh this moment? Especially regarding truth and The Info damage that you describe. How do you weigh this up against the other threats that you've covered before this is the coming together of all of the things we've reported for decades now this is take them all take? Wmd take torture. Take a war in Iraq. Take Nine Eleven. Go back to things that happened during the Clinton Bush had measured the first Gulf War. Take all of it all of it and put it in the social upheaval in the society. The financial collapse in two thousand and eight just list of one boom boom all the things. We've reported on for all these decades. This feels to me and the team. I'm working with as the as the big moment. This is where it all comes. Together and conspiracies are at the heart of it of course because they've all grown out of all those other events it really is the fundamental moment from my point of view for everybody the people who are living through it especially but those of us who trying to tell the story and sort out what is truth. What is fact you can believe in in these times? It is an extremely important and I think daunting task. Thanks for talking. It's always one of my biggest pleasures and I can't thank you enough for coming on the dispatch with us and helping US understand. Some of these really big issues will thank you rainy. It's always great to talk to you and especially to work with you on these important things. Thanks Mike you can read more stories from frontlines coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at frontline dot. Org this podcast was produced by Max Green James Edwards our production assistant is Lucy Sullivan production. Help in this episode from Brooke Nelson Catherine driver is our editorial coordinating producer. Pam Johnson is frontline senior director of strategy and audience. Our senior editors are Sarah childress and Lauren. Ezell and dramatic are managing editor. And I'm Rini aaronson executive producer. Frontline music in this episode is by Sell Wagon Symphony. Fanatic the frontline dispatches produced at W. G. B. H. empowered powered by X..
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"The frontline dispatch is made possible by the Abrahams Foundation committed to excellence in journalism and by the W. G. B. H. Catalyst Fund support for the frontline dispatch also comes from the Massachusetts General Hospital. Cancer Center. Early Detection is key to catching treating many cancers. You can learn more about the innovative programs at Mass General Dot Org Slash Cancer Mass General Cancer Center every day. Amazing so Mike you know you and I are so used to sitting across the table and just talking and today we're talking remotely which is of course a sign of the Times but thanks for joining me on the dispatch pleasure over the years. You and I have long talked. I mean this is now going on almost a decade talked about conspiracy theories how they take hold how they spread and You know we've always wondered what the right timing was for a big film on conspiracy theories you to talk to us about why now. Well I think one of the things we've discovered radian all the years of making these sounds about Washington and the White House and the presidency is the extent to which To try to come up with unifying explanation of why what is happening in American politics and what's happening especially when we experienced in two thousand eight two thousand nine time period The rise of the tea party again and we wondered how. How does something like that get started? How does it? Grow? How does it influence our politics? And and and as you know from our earlier discussion whether we should make this summer that we can't believe that the conspiracy theories are central to America's politics right now for sure and have been growing that way through the Obama administration and up to now been living forever but they are central to. I think what's happening our politics. You're a director who loves to tell a story through people. So Mike Who's been central and you're in your character portraits. Well the way we're telling. Our story is through the rise of Alex Jones. It is Monday may eighteenth year to twenty twenty emergency transmission pro human future and we have a great responsibility here on the broadcast. Really lay out. You're going to be playing and I dare say you choose to accept this mission. You have an incredible responsibility because we have a real chance stopping the new World Order. Rise is nothing is of conspiracy theory in American politics. You Watch him Starting backwards Nine eleven and moving and to to this moment now where he gets literally gone from the French right into the Oval Office. Many people in the cell call president trump to can spirit or and cheap because he does have a conspiratorial mindset and has had colleges career but Jones and trump are connected in twenty fifteen twenty sixteen by Roger Stone. It becomes its second major character of its own. All whatever they talked about in that incredible summer is amplified by Vladimir Putin Russia and it is all service. Donald Trump and trump's presidency. We get the left in they're pretty substantially after trump is elected. But in these incredibly important years it is Jones that you can watch the gloss the power the reach of the modern political conspiracy Stone Jones and trump. What is that moment? When is that what happens? What goes down so Alex Jones once upon a time a fringe late night access the TV guy in Austin Texas and now live from Austin Texas Alex Jones. Well I've been warning you about it for at least five years all terrorism that we've looked at the World Trade Center Oklahoma City to Waco has been government actions. They need this as a pretext. Bring you and your family martial law. Same is accentuated by the fact that he has figured out how to use the Internet to connect fringe people. Otherwise you've always had conspiracies and they were out there passing Mimeographs letters back and forth once Jones figures out how to build a network from facebook instagram to Youtube. All the ways that you can spend a conspiracy and connect people who in them suddenly. He's the guy big powerful force on the fringe and when he discovers these but it has to. He has to get more and more outrageous. And the conspiracies have to get bigger and bigger at this time he's primarily an entertainer and to salesman supplements body armor for the coming Armageddon. That will come because the world government is GONNA take over. Forget everything you've been told about. Long-term food storage when the collapse happens. Say Dot Kazuo revolutionary wonderful. I mean impact as they've been available since might really can't lose weight while you're sleeping. Guaranteed Abbott Staff have used these Pierce O. Products is sandwiched Jones. And I want to tell you about the silver lungs generator now. You can produce Alex Jones that the global elite or now storing non hybrid seeds secret for justice. Control free setting voice into your water and laughing. You get sick and Die Star. Purifying your water with pro pure my friends. I've done a lot of research and the two thousand twelve. He realizes that he's got to wrap it up. More and more more along comes new towns with the latest on the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Newtown Connecticut. The Sandy Hook school and it is turning out to be worse than anyone could have come famous for saying. This is a false flag operation. There was actually not in new town but a government-sponsored way to get Your Second Amendment rights advocated take Jurica. So that's his sort of claim to thing and it's really outrageous what he says that it gets in a little bit of trouble but it's troubled as his middle name by now he's making a tremendous amount of money and his audiences she but it's on the fringe he needs if he wants to get into politics and all he needs a politician who needs him and needs his audience. Roger Stone outrageous figured by his own account. I just interviewed Roger. He's a true character in American politics at at a powerful one. Let me give you Roger. Stone's bio just so you know who he is in case you don't Roger Stone's veteran of Non Republican presidential campaigns turban Richard Nixon Ronald Reagan Senator Bob Dole to subsequent regret both George Bush forty one and forty-three stones a New York Times selling author and Donald Trump called him a patriot and a tough cookie Mr Stone. Thanks for coming on with us. Alex thanks once again for.
"united states" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Offers and hope they will. This is a national emergency and in a press conference Cuomo also explained quote were competing against other states. Price-gouging is a tremendous problem. And it's only getting worse. There are masks that we were paying eighty five cents for. We're now paying seven dollars at that. Press Conference on Monday. Bar gaslight the nation just like he did with the. Mola report cover up that major. American newspapers fell for running on the front page of the New York Times and Washington Post that Moeller exonerated trump so bar the gas lighter of the DOJ our chief criminal law enforcement officer. He's a gas later extraordinaire. He goes on to tell the American people at the Sham Press. Conference that they're fighting price-gouging so what does that tell you that tells you you're absolutely not fighting price-gouging that's how you need to read that anybody who was price-gouging making money off of New York right now in this moment of crisis were the hospitals ten days for now three weeks from now or about to be absolutely overwhelmed and doctors who are already nurses. They're already vulnerable already. Getting sick themselves happened. Choose who lives and who dies and if you're trying to make money off that right now that's blood and money and governor Cuomo. He's in such a tough place. He would probably love to leak. The names of the individuals were price. Gouging him right now and name and shame them but he can't because as we say here in New York. They have him by the balls. That's the situation that they're in. So you know this whole price gouging. You know what it brings up. It brings up Enron. We all remember the energy crisis in the West. The Enron fueled for greed where people were seriously hurt were lives were seriously disrupted and chaos was created so from wired magazine. Enron bought just as a background of of what Enron was was an energy trading firm the Co. Ken Lay was very close with George W Bush and Cheney he was a major backer of George W Bush he considered himself quite close to Bush. Surprise surprise there and his energy firm all the news articles. Speak for themselves to give you background on this. So from wired Enron bought California power at cheap. Capped prices routed outside the state and then sold it back in California at vastly inflated prices from the L. A. Times Enron's traders divide schemes with such names as fat boy and death star to manipulate the energy marketplace in California and other western states behavior captured in well-publicized recordings of company employees gloating over the plight of quote grandma. Millie and other hapless ratepayers. So this is basically what's happening now. We're living Enron here in New York by trump refusing to listen to Andrew Cuomo and call the defense production act that would force businesses across America to produce the much needed supplies. That we desperately need were lives are on the line and those supplies would then be sold to the states that need them at reasonable prices and there would be plenty to go around and businesses would still make money based just wouldn't be able to profit a fortune blood money off of people's lives. They wouldn't be able to have these desperate sleepless governors by the balls. That's what's at stake here. So trump is allowing an Enron. Go on right now by not calling the defense production act and is because Republicans do not WanNa stand in the way of blood money. That's it that is it. They do not want government to have any influence even good governance on business. They want business to run freely. They believe in the God of the Free Market. Even if it kills people they want people to get rich off of all of these lives on the line. They want people to get rich off of doctors and nurses having choose who lives and who dies in the in these horrific weeks that are ahead of us here in New York and this is Enron all over again. This is trump's Enron. This is bars Enron. This is pence's Enron this Enron this jared Kushner Ron and we cannot forget this. It's all happening again. It's playing out right now. In this moment of crisis it echoes. What Texas Lieutenant Governor said about? How grandma needs to be sacrificed on the Altar Wall Street essentially? So what we're GONNA do now is. We're going to play a clip from Alex Kidneys. Excellent Documentary Enron. The smartest guys in the room. We're GONNA play a clip of Enron energy traders laughing about the energy crisis that they created back in the early two thousands. We were GONNA play clip of that. How they're laughing grandma. And then we're going to contrast it with this clip. That just came out the other day of the Texas Lieutenant Governor on Fox News talking about how grandma needs to die so the economy can move forward from those poor grandmothers of California. Yeah GRANDMA MILLIE. Man couldn't figure out how to hold on the ballot. No she wants her fucking money back for power you John Tucker. No one reached out to me and said As senior citizen Are you willing take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America love for your children and grandchildren? And if that's the exchange I'm all hand and that doesn't make me noble brave or anything like that. I just think there are lots of grandparents out there in this country like me. I have six grandchildren. That what we all care about and what we love more than anything or those children and I want to. You know live smart and And see through this but I don't want the whole country to be sacrificed and that's what I say everything you said it is right. And it reflects broader corporate culture a culture of disaster capitalism. That really came to prominence just as trump did in the nineteen eighties. And so all of this is making me. Think of Carl. Icahn known someone for mystically as a corporate raider and all of his proteges among them. A trump wilbur. Ross who's the secretary of Commerce and Steve Mnuchin the treasurer who is right now. The central figure in the negotiations over. What kind of compensation what kind of bailout we're going to be getting and it is very dangerous that it is Mnuchin in this position. We've discussed on this show before so I think back. In December two thousand eighteen listened to those episodes these are people who treat financial meltdowns as political opportunities and political meltdowns as financial opportunities and that has been the story of Mnuchin Life. So yes we are headed for Enron part two or something worse so just a little bit of background on him. Mnuchin is one of the very few remaining members of the original trump administration. We've noted many times that the corona crisis is being managed by trump's inner cobol which is Pence Jared. Ivanka MNUCHIN instead of by public health officials. And so why did they want Mnuchin? Why did he stick around? When so many others in the administration that were there in two thousand seventeen gone? It's because he will steal from you as you suffer. They loo- any redistribute to themselves. Like reverse Robin Hoods and so you know this is something you need to take to heart. These men have known each other for decades. Carl ICAHN even was in the trump administration until late two thousand seventeen when he was removed due to a massive ethics violations back when people actually got removed for things like that they are all part of one group. They have known each other for a long time. Mnuchin was one of very few people in America to profit off the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme which decimated the country during the two thousand eight financial collapse. Mnuchin however He made a killing. Now he will literally make a killing off of millions of dead. Americans MNUCHIN was the chairman of Trump's deeply corrupt presidential campaign which was initially investigated for fraud and theft. Before rule of law disappeared in this country as Treasury Secretary Management's main job has been to ease sanctions for Kremlin oligarchs despite the law or the will of Congress he's been particularly keen to help Oliveira Pasta the oligarch for WHO manafort worked. And then here is what you must remember which is that. The Treasury was hijacked by Russia. In two thousand fifteen so yes. The Treasury was hijacked by Russia during the Obama Administration. And no one has done a thing about it. The only publication that has investigated this with the depth and rigor it merits is buzzfeed. Jason Leopold in Anthony Cormier in December twenty eighteen to two long piece about this which I think is honestly one of the most horrific pieces of journalism to come out in the last few years and that is saying something the heart of this crisis and of the US turning into essentially a Kremlin proxy state managed by Russian Mafia asset. Donald Trump. The heart of that story is in the Treasury and it is still hijacked. Mnuchin is still working in service of the Russian mafia and any kind of financial dealing that relates to the Treasury is going to relate to this mafia what we've been calling a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as government. So every time you watch these. Negotiations interactions with MNUCHIN. Please keep this background in. Mind his personal background and also his role within the broader network which is indeed an international network. Is we're seeing the same patterns. Play out in response to this virus in a variety of countries. Now not WANNA add anything here. We go into a bar and his Full authoritarianism pursue. Let's talk about Senator Richard Burke committing insider trading while publicly like trump downplaying the pandemic this is from NBC News. Wild Bir- was telling us not to worry. The powerful Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee told a very different story to gathering of dues paying members of the Tar Heel circle a private club of business leaders and organizations the tar heel circle sponsored a luncheon on February twenty seventh with Burr as its keynote speaker. Unlike in his public appearances burs message was dire fifteen days before the trump administration restricted European travel. Burr warned the audience. I'm going to add the very rich audience against European travel. Sixteen days before North Carolina closed at schools. Burr warned the group closures. Were likely bursts said the military might get involved using military resources for hospitals. Burr reiterated that this was a likely going to become a pandemic burs. Warnings were reflected in his personal behavior as well in a single day on February thirteen. He dumped his stock portfolio and thirty three separate transactions unloading close to one point seven million of stock holdings and hotels and other industries. A little more than a week before. Those same stock values collapsed. Turns out that Burr wasn't the only senator bailing out of the stock market. Just in the nicotine time senator. Kelly low-floor Republican from Georgia also sold off substantial stockholdings after a closed January. Twenty four th briefing with health and intelligence officials. Luther denies any wrongdoing senators. James Enough Republican Oklahoma and Dianne Feinstein a Democrat of California also traded in the stock market at this time. But there's no indication that they participated in confidential briefings on the cove in one thousand nine pandemic holy smokes. Okay so senator. Burr is just as sleazy as his ancestor that shot and killed Alexander Hamilton one of the most progressive probably when only progressive founding fathers so the birth family gene of.
"united states" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"What we're looking at right now. Is this wave of increasing cases. I just got off the phone with a new projection model. That New York City was seeing double the number of cases every two and a half days that can take your breath away that curve. They keep talking about that. We have to flatten the curve. Flatten the curve a curve Christopher. That is a wave. That is a soon Nami. That's the scene in the perfect storm where George Clooney is trying to go up the wave any gives the boat all the gas he can. These elite can to try to get over the top of the wave and the wave crashes over him. This wave is going to crash over our health care system. It will crash anywhere from ten days to three weeks from now. It is going to overwhelm. The healthcare system from now is going to overwhelm healthcare system. And where where? We're going to feel it. Most we can scramble and create beds will have a staff problem because staffer getting sick. We're doing everything we can to find reserve staff. We won't have the equipment and we won't have the ventilators. I have been saying for weeks. We need thirty thousand ventilators. I've been saying publicly. I've been requesting from the Federal Agencies H H s Secretaries are their Sent five hundred ventilators. We need thirty thousand ventilators. If you don't have the ventilator a person who meets the ventilator will die without the ventilator it's a respiratory disease And we're not getting ventilators. I've been saying institute. The Darn Federal Federal Procurement Acts. Why do you think he doesn't doing? Companies to produce. Why would he do because their their theory is companies voluntarily? Saying I want to help. I want to help increase production General Motors saying I'll get into the ventilator business that's all well and fine and it is a nice thing and corporations are doing great things. But you can't you can't manage operation on this ad hoc basis of people saying yeah. I'm really going to give it a give it a go order the ventilators pay for the ventilators. Say This is how much I how many wouldn't go. I because their their theory of operation is public. Private Sector Partnership. You've seen them at press conferences. I've been very clear. I have an immediate problem on the equipment for this wave this happening. Ppe'S GOWNS MASKS. Most important are the ventilators and there has been no response. There has been no response. And that's why I said right here looking at the camera on your show to secretaries are he has to be responsible. Tell me where I get thirty thousand ventilators because Christopher people will die..
"united states" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
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"united states" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Up. I like cars. Fastener fears came out when I was thirteen. So all of those things where I've seen it so myself going where he saw himself go ensure not though where he ended up but first. Let's do the numbers industrials off one sixty five today about a half percent twenty nine thousand two hundred thirty. Two Nasdaq was basically flat. Ninety seven thirty two there the S P five hundred down nine points. Two-tenths percent thirty three seventy as the number. Megan was talking about the thriving hard Seltzer Market Boston. Beer company up more than four percent today. Ab inbev maker of Corona Budweiser. Beck's to name a couple of games six tenths percent Heineken. Up Two tenths of one percent day as in peace standard and Poor's lowered macy's credit to junk day. Not Great macy's DOC. Finish Day three and a half percent lower other department stores. Today were kind of mixed. Jc Penney Dowd Up. Two-tenths percent coal shed one point. Four percent apple stock suffered today as you might imagine down one point eight percent. You're listening to marketplace this is marketplace. I'm Kai Ryssdal. We spend a whole lot of time on this program talking about American workers. We talk about them on the first Friday of every month when the jobs report comes out at today two hundred sixty six thousand new jobs but talked about in the jobs report being not to Doug on bad more people coming into the labor force as well. We talk about him when we're talking about wages and why they're not going up. Wages are just keeping pace. We'd use. That's a great American workers. Purchasing power has basically stayed steady. And we talk about him when we talk to the people doing the jobs where they have to scramble the most when there are big changes in the national and global economies. Prices are tumbling every day. This is still that. We ordered six seven eight months prior. If there's one thing that retailers do as we adapt and we talk about him because the American labor force is the engine of this economy but really. How much do we know about the people who make this economy work and whether or not this economy's working for them that's the through line of a series? We're launching today. Called the United States of work digging deep into the labor force and telling the stories of people in it some definitions. I though I think we are talking here about everybody over. The age of sixteen. Who has a job wants a job and is looking for a job? That's one hundred sixty four or so million people. We are not talking about people who don't have a job or looking people who don't work outside the home active duty military and people who are incarcerated but one hundred sixty four million is way too many people to call up and talk to two. Here's what we did. We took big picture data about those one hundred sixty four million people. What kinds of jobs they do. How the government classifies them and what the demographic breakdown is and then we came up with ten profiles ten archetypes to roughly match the labor force as a whole and then we went out and we found those people in real life. Hey It's resulted in Los Angeles. How are you? Hey Stephanie Silverman in Nashville. I'm good how are you doing? Hi Fi we've got a doctor in rural Ohio. I'm the owner. I'm the employer on the physician and I'm also the plumber. Sometimes a hairstylist. In Boise Idaho Boise small. So it'd be interesting to be like at a restaurant and you'll go over and you're like Oh man. I gave up a bad haircut a long time ago. A truck driver from Kansas City Missouri. I noticed people swerving. I noticed people texting. I noticed people looking back in the back seat at their children. Them and seven more and over the next week or so and for the rest of the year. We're going to be following all ten at work at home at school for some all of them though making a go of it in this economy. This is the United States of work. Always things that you don't like about your job you work hard for what you want your ups and Dale Good Job. Millions Hustle like working fast. It's not a career lifestyle. The first stop on our ten person journey through the United States of work is New York City. Men's New York real estate. It's all like closing grant. I'm in a Pretty Standard Manhattan office building right near Thirty Fourth in eight to meet Michael Durant. Hey I'm Michael. How are you thanks for taking time? Sarma Hannah's wet. It's raining outside and thirty one years old native New Yorker Certified Public Accountant by trade. He worked here the firm of Prager Mattis for a couple years give or take were mid-size accounting firm nationals practice and we also have expanded internationally. So we're we're growing. We're growing by the construction. They're store. Yeah we sat down on the couch around the corner from his cubicle near kitchen that people were wandering in and out of we should say here the talk about his place in these United States of work Tell me about being A. Cpa what do you do every day? When it's not taxis and taxis and right we know what you're doing compliance but throughout the year we work with particularly my departments high net worth individuals who trust in the states. All about that planning for the future. We're what legacy do you WANNA leave the. How do you WANNA leave it? Protecting assets is really something we do. Lago spends most of his days at a desk or in meetings looking over numbers and talking to clients in our ten person reimagining of the American labor force. He's one of four people in the broad category of jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics Calls Management Professional and related occupations in real life. That's nearly forty percent of all the workers in this economy. The biggest category there is an includes teachers and CEOS. Dentists registered nurses and architects as well so big picture How's your economy right now? I mean you're economic day to day is good fine. You need more. What for me. I would say it's on an upward trend. You know it's not you know who doesn't want a better economy for themselves. But I wouldn't say I feel any pressure or too much pressure from the economy like I'm in a career field where it's a squirted training now. Cpa's are needed and firms are always looking to hire so the economy for me is really well because skill set is needed it makes about eighty five thousand dollars a year Michael. Does he's got a 401K. Couple of months savings in the bank. He bought an apartment up by Yankee Stadium when he was twenty one to tell me anxious. Fan Right of course. Okay when they're not at home which makes a lot of sense and if you lost his job tomorrow I can easily say. I'll be fine. No problem that's not to say that every person in this slice of the labor force is doing fine. Because they're not but people like Michael. With college degrees marketable skills and professional certifications do tend to out earn other kinds of workers. Michael though didn't always know that this slice of the labor force would include him. How did you wind up here? I mean when you were fifteen. Were being account. It's going to be a mechanic. You're going to be a mechanic. Yes so so. My grandfather owned a trucking garage He fixed trucks and cars. This is something I've been around all my life. I like cars. Fast and furious came out when I was like so all of those things where I've seen so myself going to high school working at McDonalds at the time. So I think I was making six seventy five an hour and when the high school senior came in who had just finished her internship and she explained a process. You've gotta take all these extra classes and get get such and such grades and at high school. I'm thinking they just want to go outside to have fun so I wasn't interested until she said and then if you do well you get this internship. You could make ten dollars an hour now is like he does it in winds up getting an internship with the accounting firm KPMG. I believe it was ten or ten fifty an hour so it was definitely a big bump and it was exposure. If you hadn't gotten that internship way back And then been exposed to keep him G and all of that. Where would you be right? Now what would you be doing? Probably be mechanic like pep boys or something just because I had no exposure turn else other than manual blue collar labor. The only person in my life who had a college degree at the time was my grandmother which she didn't use. She preferred working with her hands. So fundamental your first generation rate I mean pretty much real real but that internship that exposure didn't just change Michael's expectations about his future. It changed his family's economic expectations to. Hey how are you going on? It's good to see. I went up to Michael's apartment a stadium to visit him and his little brother age zone after a while teenagers do. Aj's in high school. He and Michael are sixteen years apart and his plans for the future are markedly different than his brothers. Were at his age. I guess I have a different history than Michael because I have a bunch of people telling me go to call his. They're here to support me. Aj just went on a College tour NHPC college tour so he got how many SFU's eight schools thirteen. That's cool good for you. That's awesome Tell me about this camp that Michael to a Columbia so a few years ago I was sent to this tech camp at Columbia because at that time I was really into programming and I wanted to grow up being the next Bill Gates. Or that's a pretty big old Michael sitting on all right. Yeah that's the goal goal so think about that in fifteen years. This family went from one brother. Thinking grow up to be an auto mechanic to another brother knowing he's going to college and thinking he might grow up to be Bill Gates but it's not just aj who's got more school in his future so classes at six fifteen so we got about a half an hour four nights a week after a full day of work. Michael heads across the East River to the City University of New York School of law. I just always wanted to go to law school professionally. It expands my portfolio of services or abilities that I will have to provide But also looking at myself and the difference between my friends and even family members and differences. I got a different education nat allowed me to take advantage of more opportunities Michael and Aj to probably will be able to live and save and yet pay off their student loans because education gave them the ticket to the slice of the American labor force. So this is the school here I actually for me just the school in general represents future opportunity. I think that's what most of us come here for the future ability to affect change so that was Michael Durant the first in our ten person construct of the labor force. Ten people were using to represent the one hundred sixty four million people who make this economy work later in the week. The other nine some who didn't go to college but found opportunities in other ways some who tried it but decided it wasn't for them and some who went to college but aren't using their degrees on the program tomorrow though we're heading west. I tell people all the time. We have over nine hundred bars in Portland which is a lot. We have about twelve bartenders for every bar. And you don't need that many if you want to know more about how we use that data from the. Bls's came up with a list of people you're going to be hearing from. We've got a whole piece about it at our website. Marketplace dot org slash work.
"united states" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Why WELL THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL QUESTION LINKS BACK TO ABC? Oh the record label that controls the rights to some early stone songs like satisfaction and painted block. Apcoa has had a notoriously bad relationship with the stones over this every time. One of those songs is used in say a commercial or movies. Outgo gets a check. Young musicians often sign away their rights in return for a record deal but not forever. Lucy Jewel teaches copyright law at the University of Tennessee in Europe. If you do not release a sound recording or a live recording within fifty years of its making then you lose all your copyright rights. The youtube recordings I from Nineteen sixty-nine which means the turned fifty last year. Which is likely why I've go put them on you to the label declined to comment record. Companies have used limited releases to extend European copyrights before Sony published. Just one hundred copies of a Bob Dylan album aptly titled the Copyright Extension Collection But a scratchy youtube page. That disappears after a day. Joel says that could be a stretch of the European law. Us law is friendlier. To artists. Says Jennifer Jenkins a professor at Duke University Law School. So after thirty five years eligible authors. They can actually serve notice and get their rights bag at the end of the day they give the artist a second bite at the apple. A prince was famous for his legal fight to get back the rights to his early work. He finally reached a settlement in two thousand fourteen. With Warner Brothers that was partly because the label new. Some of his big hits were about to turn thirty five raw fans. Were able to remove that annoying. Dial tone from the stones recordings.
"united states" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Among the earnings reports coming tomorrow we'll be one from the company that trades under the ticker symbol S. A. M. Sam for its flagship product. Sam Adams Lager Boston Beer Company is expected to announce not good numbers for their fourth quarter. But it ain't beer. That's doing it hard seltzer. Is the new thing in Boston. Beers truly brand lightly flavored. Fizzy Malt Liquor. Drinks is just part of an. Oh so fast. Growing Market Marketplace's Megan McCarthy Corinna has more on that one. If ever there were a sign of changing times it was during the super bowl the super bowl of beer commercials except this year. Budweiser used some of its precious. Advertising time on something. New Seltzer unquestionably. Good the beer. Behemoth is the latest jump into a two billion dollar. Hard Seltzer market led by White Claw and truly with new brands popping up seemingly every week total phenomenon. I mean exploded Ben. Steinman is the editor of beer. Marketer's insights he says. The hard seltzer market grew faster in just the last year than imported or craft beer ever has in any single year. Andy says it shows no signs of slowing the clear. Fizzy drinks with around five percent. Alcohol seem to be pulling market share mostly from light. Beer says Jim Watson a beverage industry analyst with Robbo Bank heart cells really designed to be Not Very offensive. So it's light on flavor. It's lead on calories and CARBS. He says unlike beer hard seltzer manages to pull in men and women equally and the diversity of flavors from mango to pair an elder flower appeal to young consumer says consultant. David Garfield with Alex. Partner's millennials are flavors seekers while they can be brand loyal. They liked to try new products. If flavors he's as the ability to switch flavors as trends change could give hard saulters more staying power than previous malt beverages like Zima which fizzled out into a punchline. I'm Megan mccurdy Carino for marketplace..
"united states" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Yes we do and guys. That's the show so again. What are called calls to Action. I Want I want to hear your trump. tweets and pirate language. Hashtag talk like a Pirate Day at and make sure to tag is at daily beans and then if you want your horrible scope it won't be kind. Send it to daily beans. I'll try to put a nice spin on the end. I'll do what I'll do a horoscope sandwich. I'll say something something nice and then I'll put your real horoscope in there and then I'll close with something nice. I like that. That's fair very fair. I think it's fair to say. Don't take them personally. I don't know you you know that and and if they do no you don't ask now. I love communicating with you guys on twitter we need more followers at at daily beans pod to we'll be giving away our CEO of our network and Myself AG will fly out to where you are. We will have lunch with you. Once we hit twenty thousand followers one lucky follower in a friend will come have lunch with you. Wherever you live in the forty eight contiguous conus we call it can take United States Nice unless you're in Australia really maybe come to Australia. Just be an excuse. Hell yeah to go Westralia and write it off got. I want to go there all right before we get out of here. Any final thoughts just to check out the racial maddow show I ended up coming out soon and starting to Lisa Johnson show you now yet from about you in the works my it soon like October hct. Check out that also on five or doing editing right I am. I'm on a lot of staff. Oh my gosh super cool. I'm hustling. I'm trying to think of now other shift I could plug but L. posted on social media anyone out tweets Lisa Yeah and what you're INSTA- and says Rachel Maddow Ratio Yay. If you WANNA hire me get that money this. I have no final thoughts right. Do you have any non final. They seemed really specific. My only final thought like I said definitely check out racial motto and Dinky Leon Fiber look for the upcoming two Lisa Johnson show we have more. She wrote which is in the same field that you get right now. Jordan you're going to be working on a podcast will pimped out as soon as it comes out and please just take care of each other. Take care of yourselves. Take care the planet. Take care of your mental health. I have a whole list. It's just keeps growing I've been. AG Johnson Jordan Coburn and them's the beans the daily beans is produced by AG featuring Lisa Johnson and Jordan Coburn engineered and edited by Mackenzie Mozelle and starnes industries are marketing manager is thoroughly Steiner and our merchandising indexing manager Sarah Hershberg Valencia fact checking and.
"united states" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"I don't WanNa know he's called. That sounds dirty. I like it love that Cap'n sloppy be in honor of international talk like a pirate day. I'd like to read for you trump's tweets about the icy. I G WHISTLE-BLOWER AS TRUMP as a pirate. ooh I mean I feel like I'm doing an impersonation. Mike Okay here's my impersonation of trump as a pirate renews tweets after repeated over time trump as a pirate it renews tweets a Hoy avast you fake news. I haul them keelhauled them. Anytime I speak to foreign pirates on the phone there are many people the listening shiver me timbers the likes of which has never been seen knowing all this any son of a biscuit eater dumb enough to believe I would hog America or call with so many four bouterse listening listening. What am I three sheets to the Wind Yoho bottle of rum teetotaler no booze adderall winning that sounded so poetic. That's pretty incredible. Thank you yes S. Yoho Yoho bottle of rum that sounded seriously like the most eloquent better eloquent trump and the most eloquent pirates combining them they just made a better product so when you mix piracy with trump you get poetry so I had to social media. Get your pirate on injuries implication. I thought of more literal sometimes you get oil but I'd love to hear your trump pirate tweets so take any any trump tweet. Turn it into a pirate tweet hit Hashtag talk like a pirate day and tag daily Beans Pot. I'd love to hear these and climate pirate Greta Thornburgh sailed the Atlantic zero emissions boat you like that Segue and appeared on Capitol Hill yesterday with a singular message wake up she says this this is not the time or place for dreams. This is the time to wake up. This is the moment in history. We need to be wide awake. This is the biggest crisis in humanity. That humanity has ever faced. You cannot solve a crisis without treating it as one stop telling people everything will be fine. It will not be fine. Thornberg is easily. The most high profile climate activist in history since at at least Al Gore is the only other one that I think even reached this height. He's not nearly in the door lock box and it's the right idea though she's always sixteen and on a two-day trip to Washington she witnessed are divided government close up and told trevor no on the daily show that the thing that sets America apart from other countries. She's visited about climate changes that we are still still arguing. That climate change is real. She and a group of youth activists met with Nancy Pelosi Wednesday in presented a set of demands including the call supported green new deal when she also met with Obama and if you haven't seen this video you should see it grab a tissue yeah. She also said. I don't know if you were GONNA. mentioned bone of my favorite quotes was she said I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists scientists yeah the exactly point mic drop right there right yeah and she she also met with Schumer but she did not meet with trump and she didn't meet with any Republican leaders instead. She protested outside the White House. Yes you probably be like the first minor trump ever punched in the Oval Office so you've been area with Jordan. Can you imagine like ours Asian ago because when you're young you just don't give a fuck if punched you mean groped no probably right right yeah no. I. I feel like the whole thing is trump's. He's meeting his mash in so many ways like he doesn't understand climate change. He doesn't respect you know like women or right exactly exactly yeah so saying he'd be so infuriated emasculated by sixteen year old. He wakes part as like influential yeah. Mike Dropping volcano which is very ironic. She could votes in America today. Yeah I commend her so much like what she's doing like. You said I it's it's a youthful spirit but also in at something more than that. She's like this amazing leader that I didn't even know the world needed like just the fact that this is her future on the all our future but like someone at her aged be so wise and articulate. What a lot of people at her age. You're feeling right now and that's the thing too is the age thing Jalil you bring that up and that's a great point because during in her appearance before Congress there was also a young conservative activist named Benji backer. He's a founder the American cons- Conservation Coalition a group of young conservatives concerned about climate change climate science is real. It's not hoax he said addressing trump in his testimony as a proud American lifelong conservative as a young person. I urge you to accept climate change for the reality. It is and respond accordingly mainly. We need your leadership so you know thanks to Greta. Millions of young people are set to strike today Friday by walking out of class and this is expected to be the single biggest global global environmental demonstration in history so cool and the organizers have five demands green new deal the respect of indigenous land sovereignty environmental justice protection and restoration vision of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture and for more information on this you can head to strike with US dot org but you're so right about the age thing I think I it it comes to a certain point where a lot of the boomers are thinking. I'll be dead and someone like me thinking oh it'll be fine and then someone like her is leg. No I will not have the luxury of thinking that I'll be fine in my twenties. Sleigh I'm thinking in my forties which still taking for granted I'm like. Oh yeah whatever you know Oh but I forget four days. It's like the twenties like every time I get older. I forget that you feel you. Never feel old and you never really get old. It's just like you never feel like even have time until like in reality polity. These things are gonNA affect us in our prime lifetime. You know like this is crazy but even as a millennial is so full Jada to it I respect Tur- so much for for constantly keeping that drumbeat going it's so important and just so relevant to me yeah and this is what Obama was talking about about about hope. This is his hope. Hope wasn't I'm going to win an election. and everything's GonNa be Great. That wasn't the hope he was talking about. The hope he was talking about all the young people people being born that are going to who wash over this country like a wave of awesomeness and that is the hope that his whole thing is about the really sad thing is that environmental racism is very the real and the groups of people that are going to feel the change first and hardest is always gonna be communities of color APP because of that. There's going to be this sense of safety. The people who have any amount of privilege really going to experience during it when it starts getting really Vati and then you've seen that in your lifetime Katrina tore you were right in it yeah. It happened so quickly yeah. I was just thinking about that today. It's funny like it just like flashbacks of wow yeah. America can become a third world country just like that overnight almost when you merge like two classes is one. That's been deprived of basic rights in another WHO's been like so privileged. Don't even know what oppression even is really. It's like that disconnected which is almost like ah I know. It's crazy to say rich. People have a blind spot. That's diversity but I truly do think when you're born into wealth. I don't blame them. Sometimes for beings and I don't mean like the really cool liberal roll or Conservative moderates but like you know really rich. Conservatives are like deal with it. You Know No. They're gonNA come for you they're going to it's going to be like the purge. You don't want it to get bad. Trust me this affects. You and it's not your fault that you can't see. It helps somebody on Labor Day like hey. I'm just WANNA remind all the rich people in corporate owners that you know the reason that we have minimum wage and Labor Day is because we you know we were going to come and kill you in your houses and this was the deal that we had so that we you didn't do that just a reminder yeah you told me to pull myself up on my bootstraps and B. can't even food when exactly you can't afford boots you can't you're basically living wages and then they're. GonNa say like sorry. I just think some conservatives tell liberals to get guns. You know like Oh if you're trying to take guns away. You better get guns yourself and I'm like okay. If that's true lies this. Isn't you said it no. You don't want that you don't want it unless just try peacefully through policy yeah. Can you imagine if this is what conservatives are like just angry right now. We've Democratic Party is interest in such a giant sleeping bear. Yeah Shit actually gets like who is normal everyone actually in and goes to bed for one hundred and fifty or so years beer baron. There's a revolution absolutely will be on. You know we'll be here. We'll all be able to. I say we were there for the revenue. Not just keep my head on the corner. Tanabe here for it could be a blessing and if you don't know what I'm talking about. We've been talking since the beginning of Muller. She wrote that all I wanNA know is what's in the Miller report fully unredacted and all the underlying evidence in grand jury material but I don't think I'll live long enough for that to be declassified so we're working on a way to keep my head alive live after I pass away so that I can figure it out although we did have God on the podcast and he assured me that once I do pass on to the next realm he will show me all the unredacted materials serials underlying evidence in grand jury stuff so shout shout out God. Finally we learned Katy Waldman the communications director for Republican Loser Zor Martha mcsally and former defender of trump's border policy as a press secretary for Department of Homeland Security has been hired as Mike Pence's press secretary whatever ever but the ski be part of this story is that she's also dating Stephen Miller. Oh that's why I put in my script. Wait for response. Ha dating was trending. I didn't know you like the reason by okay. I thought it was like one of those. GimMe reason why you would dates even millions. I want to get into this by someone actually is dating him. Yeah no reason no reason no reason unless I wanted a free membership club for men which I don't need you know she must actually I believe in his policy because I see a lot of people seem to actually hey you know Mexicans and stuff like I unfortunately I think there's so many people there that you think will you're like you. You know you're an attractive person person you got promise and they ended up being racist and I'm like come on and so they're probably I assume she's attractive because he in comparison to him. It's really attractive. She's pretty cute. I would think and orange actively. She's pretty cute. She's nobody I would ever if you're a conservative and you're dating someone that worked for the president. I mean that's gotTa feel good but I can't relate to a conservative any further other than that general. It's actually know any too much she except for my crazy uncle yeah but she she was the press secretary for Department of Homeland Security and I'm sure Stephen Aloha lot to do with that policy and then Charlotte Clamor tweeted quote my thoughts and prayers go out to anyone dating Stephen Miller. We've covered a few stories on how trump supporters can't seem to get a date date. esquire vanity did one and do you remember especially in. DC A lot a lot happens in California when you to and so you get to this point where there's nobody like. There's like not plenty of fish in the sea. dot com should be dating site for trump supporters so they all. It's gotTa that'd be very incestuous. They all just have to fuck each other because the the like where you where else are you going to go well yeah and I figured that would shoot us in the foot because saying something like that is it's only funny for a moment but eventually eventually of course they're going to find a date like that's why thinks only among themselves and that's who they were going to be the whole time. They're not gonNA data. Political liberal activists like they're going to date someone who thinks like like them. I mean unless today we're way hotter Yup. I that's another thing pulling. People are hot on both parties but that's unfortunate because it really confuses me it depends it depends on if the brain is factored in to any of your your never actually like because to me like hotness is is mostly liaison inside and so that's where all the blood is yeah. I'm a little I can be a little physical attraction to I factor that in that's why Stephen Miller is is really unattractive but you're right and also on both levels. He's an attractive but Yes abo sexual exist..
"united states" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"This is going to make you mad. There's new reporting about the reporting about Cavanaugh and the new accused of sexual assault so you guys know we talked about this. I think earlier in the week or maybe last week when these to a New York Times reporters are writing a book and and some of that information came out out and about another accusation where a young female student at Yale he exposed herself enforce genitals into her hand and seven other people corroborated rated the event she herself did not recall it and so that was an explosive story at brought up the Hulk trudged up the whole cavenaugh thing again which is so great for everyone's mental health but according to the reporters and Authors Robin let's see Poker Ben and Kate Kelly Cavanaugh agreed to let them interview him for their upcoming book as long as they would publicly lie about it. NCAA he refused to be interviewed. A representative for Cavanaugh has declined to comment. The author said they couldn't agree to the justices terms so they didn't conduct the interview way. I'm I'm maybe just just not getting this right. Did he say you're supposed to lie and say I didn't do it when he did it like when they have documentation of him doing the interview or like was he just never play. You wouldn't agree agree to do the interview unless they put in the book that he declined to interview well. That seems strange. That seems like a mind fuck. Is it just me no I'm with you. I don't understand that why why would even do the do anything he does right. Why would you put your penis or whatever hands you know yeah. He's a weird guy. I don't trump maybe because if it's known that they were talking to him directly there would be certain questions that they would just kind of have to ask him okay. He's there in front of your face. That makes more sense more vague. If that makes a lot of sense I imagine more of a dialogue but in reality would probably be like you're implying something more narrative live since like but they haven't well idea though yeah yeah he does seem strange but but sure I take it as as they say weird the super weird say yeah cabinet onto the weird one. I he's the source. He basically was like yeah. I'll talk to you but you can't tell people that I did yeah so weird. creating the illusion that the whole story came from other. Intel your other sources so that he could probably you know plausible deniability so you could deny night even know what you're talking about. Yeah definitely don't want to overlook that fact yeah and so that's why they didn't agree to the interview Aaron. A surprise surprise awesome prize trump is suing the Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to block his subpoenas for eight years of trump's federal tax returns from the accounting firm Maziarz we we we had been drums lawyer. jaysekulow genius extraordinaire made the announcement but the document wasn't on Pacer. It was weird as one of the things that didn't go up. We only got the lawsuit because it was released by the southern district of New York a suit challenges advances subpoenas that are part of his investigation into whether the trump organization broke the law by falsifying business records in the hush money payment and cover up scandal trump contends the subpoena is unconstitutional because the president can't be criminally charged so therefore he can't be subject to criminal process such as a grand jury subpoena Classic Classic Classic Trump no court has ever directly ruled on that question so there is a no case law supporting their assertion Russian but they do cite the Justice Department guidelines. That's the office of Legal Counsel memo that we you know we are all very familiar. That says you can't indicted sitting president and he says since you can indict me. You can't take me through any criminal process. I WANNA get at ten to you at home. Memo God that would hurt a long memo. They're calling it. Harare member your your joke about He filed a forty page brief and you're like it doesn't sound brief. This is the same switch and they're calling it. Harassment presidential harassment though trump is now suing doing in four cases related to his tax returns including the DC case against the House Ways and Means Committee in Richard Neal his case against the Trust Act in New York where the state you know can now. They've passed a law that says they can get the state taxes even though they haven't requested him he preemptively sued them his case against the House Democrats who subpoenaed maziarz which is what this is also but this is is the Manhattan. Da and now the suit in California were trump's lawyers are set to appear in Sacramento Today regarding their new California presidential tax transparency and Accountability Act that will require him to release his taxes to appear on the California primary ballot their attacks Bingo. They've definitely got to be a game and I don't understand why he's suing there because he's he's canceling primaries and other states. So why does he even want a PRI- like why does he care yeah yeah and sorry. I'm in Lawsuit Bingo but yeah I guess. He has an attack sausage too. He's got like thirty. Four hundred lawsuits going round yeah yeah. Can you ask God to imagine that the only thing standing between us learning things things that would make him. Indictable is just this one effort. is a really great thought. I hope that this is all he has and that he's going to countersue and he's GonNa lose and everything's GonNa be okay. Well we finally exposes the fraud and criminal that is yeah and the good news I think in in the DA case here at at least is that doesn't go to the Supreme Court the DC circuit it it goes to the State Court and the New York State Supreme Court Right. That's it says under state jurisdiction which is is great for pardon purpose not only pardoned purposes but just they're much nine dining is sitting president their courts and they're more fair courts why because trump can't stack the New York State Court. You're right so we think these things all the time but just hearing it all together. It's like yeah. The states are kind of more powerful in this case and I I take them for granted every day last week as Democrats have always been against states having too much individual power because they tried to keep slavery. That's truly huge history. It stinks. That's what racists argue was that what the civil war was fought over states rights compromise forget. It was the three fifths compromise compromise. You remember that. Oh we didn't compromise enough of Color three-fifths of a person isn't a good enough compromise ways ways to like have these code words. I mean I know it's called on a dog whistle politics like this different lingo for for what they really mean yeah every listening bullshit. I listened to the sixteen nineteen per incredible right yeah that first episode do Abe Lincoln not as much of a hero as we all told you about that whole project project go yeah yeah and so much about like the menstrual which is funny phrase for this but the black face musical well era minstrels Mistral yeah. I think like Menstrual Cycle. I'm like yeah blood in different totally different but yes ending the same yeah yeah same squeamish feeling inside. Ah I really do think it's crazy. How like Black Music is American. Music is like I said it in the show and and it just boils down to a really weird Dr Time for even black artists like they did black face when they were black and that was a transitional period America just has to always find a way to feel better about things when they're transitioning. Did they tie that into the childish Gambino video they did not but what a missed opportunity. There's a big part of that. I mean digress great great series and blessing yeah well. No I was just a surprise not surprised as wrong word. WHO's I'm not surprised. I didn't learn this in K. twelve but you only here you know that a honest emancipated slaves right. That's all you hear you don't hear about the fact that when they go over in this podcast is that that was almost like a scare tactic to get the south. Stay on totally just so messed up it was a bluff. They called rain yeah and then also I don't know why the last episode which is my favorite. I loved everything they cover it. Actually the last was about health care for black people and that was a whole different thing but with the music episode which was my favorite they discussed how motown the record label came out of the menstrual aprons at the MINSTREL era in Stroll Men's ministry Australian Yeah Minstrel yet menstrual. Yeah Yeah I'm saying basically motown was the response to that. It was black people owning their own voices and saying you're making fun of you know who you think I am. I'm GonNa tell you who I am and it came out like swaying like motown like we know motown. That was a response to to black face music. I did not know that you didn't realize they were so close back to back. Who knew it because we we tend to be taught that racism ended millennia a go and the slaves were freed forever ago and everyone's been gotta have the same rights since forever ago and so when you think Oh you know that was right then and they overlapped lapped and people are still alive that were around that era. It's it's very it's very eye opening totally totally and so yeah I if you haven't checked out route sixteen nineteen. You definitely need to take a look at it. a lot of fans or one six one nine. I think is what they're six thousand nine hundred okay. Is that what they're calling the year. When I first heard it they were just saying at one six one nine and oh they must have switched. It sounds like the beginning of my mother's multiple hosts. You'll hear like different perspectives and it's really interesting yeah. It's really really well. PUT The island in the white. People people kind of super innovative form of journalism doing hats off the New York Times for that one and the judge Roger Stone's owns case has made a ruling on stones motions to suppress evidence and to compel compel production of certain other evidence but the ruling has been filed under seal because it's based in part on unseal information. There's nothing more on this but I can guess I think stone wants to suppress certain parts of the mole report but likely wants to get his hands on the same kind of materials that Sydney pals asking for an AFL in case I imagine the Amy Berman Judge Jackson if you're nasty who has read the unredacted stone material will not give him irrelevant shit and she's but but so I think she'll partially dismiss or fully dismissed the motion but my beans are on a partial granting on a partial denial allowing him to have access excess to some relevant parts of the redacted report but she's certainly not going to hand everything over to him so again beans on a partial denial partial grant both sides have until September twenty third to object to an unsealing feeling of her opinion cool all right so we could see that next week. Yes you you guys. Take your horoscope Amanda. That's what's up now. We'll get get into it. Yes yes I read one shitty horoscope those completely often as like ever again the EH check multiple sites and just keep looking for your bias. You've got to keep searching out there. Yeah you'll find. Do you find the right line. I used to write a horrible scope for a scene. It'd be like Oh you're in aries. Shut up. You can't play the drums that will get a real job. You suck funny or Gemini. Whoa calm down your fucking weird and two faced and I hate your face and then virgo you.
"united states" Discussed on The Political History of the United States
"Hello. And welcome to the political history of the United States episode one point fifteen the Mayflower combat. Picking up from where we last left off two weeks ago, we had left our settlers hanging out as they began their journey across the Atlantic. This week we are going to pick up with our pilgrims as they make their way across the Atlantic to their new homes, we are gonna spend much of this week focusing on what is often seen as one of the first political documents formed in the North American colonies, specifically the Mayflower compact, the Mayflower compact is often portrayed as this early example of the democratic ideals that will come to find the struggles of the future United States today. I'm gonna focus on some of those early politics amongst the pilgrims. We are going to spend some time looking at the myth of the Mayflower compact and how it is portrayed today. We are going to look at the document itself. And what it did in reality. Finally, we're going to turn back to the Mayflower compact and tried to dissect where the legend surrounded it actually comes from. So then without further delay. Let's just dive right back into our story. Every single year thousands of American school children. Learn about the Mayflower typically around thanksgiving time, we'll Jamestown did proceed Plymouth buy some thirty years. It is the Mayflower that is often presented as being that inaugural trip to the new world for journey that is so central to the majority of the United States. We know shockingly little about it. In fact, most everything that we know about the journey itself comes from William Bradford's writing. And even then Bradford himself is surprisingly quiet on the journey. Ran into the conditions onboard. Bradford does make a brief mention of the combined group now aboard the Mayflower before discussing the general health aboard the ship. There is a mention this. He cygnus was a constant problem and Bradford as always takes the time to tell a charming tale of these special work of God's providence. I'm just gonna go ahead and quote Bradford directly here because frankly, he tells the story better than I ever could. And just a note, you might notice that over the next couple episodes. There is going to be a sharp. Crease in me reading quotes. This isn't really something. I plan to do long term. But when it comes to Plymouth, we are lucky enough to have two excellent primary sources we have Bradford's of Plymouth plantation, which is what I'm about to quote from. And we also have Bradford and Edward winslow's writing in more relations. So as I said don't be shocked when you start hearing an increasing number of quotes for me. I don't think this is going to be long term kind of deal. But let's use what we've got. Okay. Returning to William Bradford talking about conditions on the Mayflower. He says it was a proud and very profane. Young man, one of the seamen a lessee able body which made him all the more haunting e would always become acting on the poor people in their cygnus, cursing them daily with grievous exhortations and did not let to tell them that he hoped to help cast half of them overboard before they came to their journeys in and to make Mary with what they have. And if they were jelly reproved, he would curse and swear most. Bitterly. But it please God before they came half seas over to this young man with a grievous disease of which he died in a desperate manner. And so was himself. The first was thrown overboard, thus his curses light on his own head. And it was an astonishment to all his fellows for they noted. It it had to be the just hand of God upon him. So yeah, that's pretty uplifting story, I bring it up for a couple of reasons I it does give some insight into the state of things aboard the Mayflower. It clues us in that. There was some amount of disease on board. And that death was an actual risk. It's also a good insight into the group itself and gives a working idea of the inner thoughts of Bradford all in all gives us at least some picture of life and the tensions aboard the Mayflower beyond. Just some joyous. Talk of the ships leading jerk getting sick dine in being thrown overboard. Braford? Would also write about what you would probably expect. There's a lot of talk about the dangerous crosswinds seasick. Kness and the general misery that existed onboard Bradford routinely writes about how the settlers survived and kept going forward in the name of God. It is interesting to note that for the most part there isn't much talk about widespread, death and disease. So well, we know that at least one guy did succumb to illness. And it is probably not out of the question that the conditions on board were unless insanitary there does not really seem to be a widespread dying be on. However, there really isn't a ten that we know about the journey itself. Bradford spends only two pages reading about the Mayflower. However through him. We do get an idea of those conditions on November sixteen twenty the Mayflower encountered Cape Cod. Cape Cod was not in a no place upon its discovery. John Smith had founded and named Cape James, however, by the time pilgrim, Scott there the Cape Cod. Name was pretty much accepted. Fishermen had named the area for the large number of cod in the valuable fishing waters. Right off the coast, the journey full had taken sixty. Five days and had landed the pilgrims just in time to face a potential New England winter the first problem that the pilgrims had upon arriving is that they were in the wrong place. Now originally they had planned to set up camp closer to the mouth of the Hudson. Hosver they were a ways north of that. In fact, the settlers were moving towards the Hudson because they didn't actually hold a pattern to settle land in Cape Cod. The ship's captain Christopher Jones recognizing. This fact did attempt to make his way south to the mouth of the Hudson where they were supposed to be however would conditions of the passengers now declining dangerous and uncharted shores and uncooperative wind Jones made the call to return and settle Cape Cod to say that these settlers were upset about
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"Hello. And welcome to the political history of the United States episode. One point ten the starving time. Less time. We left off discussing those first several years of the Jamestown colony the first several years were conflated inside a majority of the new settlers die due to the harsh conditions and at the same time the relationship between the settlers and local powered and Indians was tented best and downright hostile at worst. By the new sixty-nine? The Connie was approaching what will become the single worst time in the history of the Jimmy Connie up to that date today. This period has become known as the starving time, and is going to signify the low Mark for the colony John Smith by the same had left the colony and relations with powered into becomes so bad that is John Ratcliffe skinned alive in December of sixty nine combined with the ongoing issues of survey shin disease is going to see the population of the colony plummet the stirring time very nearly marks. The end of the Jamestown colony the colonists. At one point abandoned, the colony and make their way to ships having had enough trying to survive in Virginia. Of course today, we know that they don't end up actually leaving in fact, following the speed the colony will very slowly at times, turn the corner and begin moving towards something that resembles viable settlement for today. We are going to spend our time looking at the starving time. Specifically, I wanna look at three primary aspects. I we're. Going to look at the traditional telling of the story of that winter of sixty-nine sixteen ten what were the causes? How bad did it get and how did it? Resolve second. We are going to discuss the realities of the starving time. I plan on looking at the question of how accurate is that traditional telling? And what problems may exist with it? Finally, we're going to look at the end result. The starving time is going to have a major effect on the colony in a number of ways, and we are going to examine how these changes moving. Forward are going to completely change the direction of the Regina company and the colony as a whole. I want to start this week by looking at the winter of sixty-nine sixteen ten we're going to Japan by looking at that traditional telling before doubling back looking at some of the causes in many ways is difficult to get a great idea of what occurred during that winter the sources during the timer thin, and there is something to be said about a sense of cessation. Listen that's going to creep into the eventual telling of the event on the ground. The best source is going to be the colonies acting President George Percy Percy would write about the surveys in the terrible conditions at Jamestown during that winter. I'm going to read a quote from perceives book a true relation of the proceedings and occurrences of moment, which have happened emerging from the time, sir. Thomas gates was shipwrecked Bermuda anno sixteen o nine until my departure out of the country, which was anno domini sixteen twelve and yeah, that's an awesome book title sound super exciting, quote is as follows now all of us are Jamestown began feeling that sharp prick of hunger, which no. Man, truly describe, but which he have tasted the bitterness. They're up a world of miseries and suit as the sequel will express to you in so much that some to satisfy their hunger. Have rubbed the store for which I have caused them to be executed then having fed upon the horses and other beasts long as they lasted we were glad to make shift with vermin as dogs, cats, and rats, and mice always fish that came to net to satisfy the cruel hunger. As the boot shoes or any other leather some could come by. And those being spent in devoured somewhere force to search the woods feed upon serpents and snakes and to dig the earth for wild and unknown routes where many of our men were cut off and slain by the savages and now famine beginning to ghastly impale in every face that was nothing to be spared to maintain life and to do those things which seem incredible as to dig up dead corpses out of graves into eat them and. Some have looked up the blood which have fallen from their week fellows and amongst the rest. This was the most lamentable that one of our colony murdered his wife rip the child out of her womb and threw it into the river. And after that chop the other pieces salted her for his food. The same not being discovered before he had eaten her thereof for the cruel. Inhumane fact, I judged him to be executed the knowledge of the debate enforce from him by torture having hung by his thumbs with the weight at his feet a quarter of an hour before he would confess the same. George Percy was the best source on the ground at the time. Other information we get from the events come from John Smith's writings and sixteen twenty four. And in a moment, I'm going to share this account with you. But I wanna give a pair of warnings on it. I I Jon Smith left a few months earlier in the fall of sixty nine. So he was back in England in the winter of sixty nine sixteen ten rolled. Round. Likewise. He is writing this account is sixteen twenty four a full fourteen years after the events actually took place. Now, we're gonna talk more in a few minutes about the problems with the sources, including Smith. But it's something that I wanna be front about Smith wrote in the general history of Regina New England in the summer isles that neigh so great was our famine that a savage we Slough Mberi the poor sort took him up again and ate him. And so did divers one another boiled stewed with roots and herbs and amongst the rest to kill his wife powdered her and eat him part of her before it was known for which he was executed as he will deserved now. Whether she was better roasted boiled or carbonaro, I do not know, but of such a dishes, powdered wife, I have never heard of this was that time which still to this day. We call the starving time. It were to vile to say and scarce to be believed what we endured. But the Cajun was our own for want of providence industry and government and not the Baroness and defect of the country. As is generally supposed for till then in three years for the numbers were landed us, we have never from England provision efficient for six months, though, it seemed by the Bill of lading sufficient sent us such a glut is the seat and said goodfellas the Mariners we as little tasted of great proportions cintas as they of our want miseries yet notwithstanding the ever over swayed and ruled the business though, we endured all that is said and chiefly lived on what this good country naturally. Afforded yet. Had we been even paradise itself with these governors. It would not have been much better with us yet. There was amongst us. Who had they been the government as kept Smith appointed? But that they could not maintain. It would surely have. Kept us from those extremes of misery this intend as more would have supplanted us all with death before we go any further. If you're wondering what does just myth mean when he asked was carbonaro that translates roughly into what she barbecued. So yes, that would in fact be just a little bit of cannibalism humor from our good friend John's Smith between the accounts of Smith emptied is possible to get a sense of devastation that the winter of sixty nine sixteen
"united states" Discussed on The Political History of the United States
"Welcome to the political history of the United States at one point seven Jamestown beginnings. Good news guys after spending the first several weeks messing around in the always intrigued world of sixteenth century Europe. It is finally time to get to the real story as much fun as we've had bouncing around through the political economic and religious changes Europe. We are finally ready to begin looking at the first group of English settlers to cross the Atlantic and settle in Jamestown before we get into that. However, I wanna give a rundown of what the foreseeable future the podcast is going to look like the popular story of the United States is that of a ragtag bunch of colonies that join together to fight the mighty British army. However, that is something that doesn't really exist right away. The first colony should be seen as more of a collection of independent knows acting separately from each other. In order to approach this. I plan to work through the colonies one by one looking at the unique factors each specific group making their way to America. I think dressing the major colonies one at a time is going to be the most effective way for me to move through the rest of the season. The general plan is to move through each colony and get it up to read around sixteen fifty before moving onto the next after moving through the colonies, I will have a few episodes to tie everything together and address a few other subjects that I wanna hit that is going to basically take us to the end of the first season. Now with all that said we are going to begin this week with the first of several episodes looking at that first colony founded in sixteen seven Jamestown would become the first permanent English colony in the Americas. For thirteen years Jamestown stood alone as the only English settlement in America before the Puritans. Join them with their settlement in Plymouth. The founding of Jamestown is a story of failure. Misery death starvation or an ultimately after facing cataclysm after cataclysm a moderate amount of success. The story of Jamestown is one that will see the con- you become the largest tobacco export or in Europe. But only after surviving disease and war with the Indians and starving that became so severe that. The people were forced to turn to cannibalism. These are just a few of the things that we are going to explore over the next several episodes and today, we are going to begin the lane the groundwork for all of that. Everybody in the United States is taught that the pilgrims. Spoiler alert, by the way travel across the Atlantic to the Americas to avoid religious persecution in many ways, this is held up as a banner establishing the freedoms that would become synonymous with the future. United states. The decision to go to James is fueled by the single most common denominator in all of colonization the hope of funding riches. To begin this week. I want to look at the reasons why people suddenly found themselves boarding ships in heading across the Atlantic. What were their motivations? What were they looking for by looking at what motivated the first settlers to good Virginia is going to tell us a lot about the colony and its future. And this is going to be something we keep coming back to future episodes as we move through the history of James ten in Virginia as a whole today when people look back on the history of the United States. There seems to be a tendency to focus more on the pilgrims, the founders of Plymouth, then there are the founders of Jamestown. In fact, there seems to be among many, a general belief that the pilgrims came across on the Mayflower were the first to settle the future United States, and yet Lino that not to be true for Gina had been settled more than a decade before and affect by sixteen twenty was well on its way towards stability. The question therefore becomes why is Jamestown often forgotten when we look at the establishment of the English colonies in North America. That is one of the questions we are going to be looking at over the next several weeks as we explore Jamestown. What makes the Jamestown settlers different than the New England settlers? To begin this week. I wanna start to look at the conditions under which Jamestown was founded. And who the settlers were last week we discussed English attempts to colonize North America at the Roanoke Connie, well that colony mysteriously disappeared. Also, marked the end of English colonization efforts up until sixteen o seven or the failure of the Roanoke. Colony may have had some minimal effect on the future colonization of North America. The real issue was going to be ongoing English Spanish war the war between England Spain had been a pretty good job of depleting English treasury. However would James the first now empower he quickly brought an into the war with the Spanish through the treaty of London. This means that the funds needed to launch a colonization effort were at last available following the end of the war. There was also a new reality for the English came two privateer. If you recall from episode one point three privateer in was tantamount to state sponsored piracy this become a big deal in the sixteenth century as Spanish. Out to such a huge lead in establishing thriving and more importantly profitable colonies in the Americas. Less time we talked about the devastating effect that privateer in had on the Spanish the easier solution for European powers that were not the Spanish Portuguese listed, turn towards private teary. Instead of forming your own colonies you'd instead attacked the Spanish ships still their goods and sell them as your own backing Europe, the English had just finished up a war with Spain and knew the continued use of private jeering was likely to lead to another war. So specifically in the treaty of lended, what of the requirements from Spain wasn't agreement that England would back off of their privateer practices, at least to get the Spanish be effective. Inappropriate against the Spanish merchants did not reduce however English interest in the potential profit and the items to be found in the Americas. The logical solution therefore was for the. English to auntie colonization effort of their own. As mentioned above with the war over there was a sensor plus a funds in England. This is not to mention that with the war over. There was now the manpower necessary for colonization efforts to be made the end of the were also means that the English had the ability to branch out keep in mind that one of the consequences of the first Benesch armada was that it prevented the English efforts to resupply. Their colony in Roanoke with the war over. However, this concern has been completely mitigated. Economically desire to colonize. The Americas will grow quickly in the years following the end of the war. Shortly. After the end of the war, you begin to see the first joint stock companies for the specific purpose of colonizing, the Americas for these companies are going to spring up with the stated intent of going to the Americas fighting the abundant natural resources and sending them back to England hopefully for profit. Colonisation was inexpensive undertaking to say, the least, and this is going to help lead to the rise of these joint stock companies, it joint-stock company is simply a type of corporation were several investors come together pool their money in order to fund expedition, this has obvious advantages over a single or otherwise small group of investors. It was really expensive to start a colony, and it's always gonna be a long term game. While obviously everybody hope that the new Connie would be founded by the city of gold and conquer the natives all within a couple of weeks. The investors know that this is not a realistic expectation. And beyond that, it was not a huge secret that establishing colonies was a task that came with considerable risk the English investors at a minimum would have been aware of earlier colonization efforts at Roanoke, and what happened there investors would have likely. Understood the profit was going to be slow in coming and knew they should not expect a quick return with this mind. The emergence of the joint stock company makes sense. A joint-stock company is made up of a large group of investors, which means that the risk is going to be more spread out the advantage for the colony is that by having more investors. There is going to be far greater source of resources available which in turn gives the Connie a better chance serving. For the individual investor. There was some real risk involved colonies had been lost previously. And there was no promise of these colonies would survive. However, the hope was that this could be a long term investment. And that if the Connie disavow live, there would be a significant amount of profit on the other side in sixteen six King James issued a Royal charter for the formation of two joint stock companies. These companies were the north Virginia company of London and these south Virginia company of London. The companies were giving a man to make habitation into that part of America, commonly called Virginia.