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"usps" Discussed on Here & Now
"The Sierra Club surprised many of its members and others recently when it apologized for its quote substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy for the racist views of its founder. John Muir the one hundred and twenty eight year. Old Environmental Group is one of the largest of many groups national and local around the country that are actually reconsidering such issues in the role that systemic racism may play in their work. Julie Grant of the allegheny front in Pennsylvania has the. The story when the Clean Energy Group and future adopted a new strategic plan. Last year, one goal was to increase diversity. But according to President, and CEO, Jackie, Nomo the prescription in that plan forming committees and reworking job descriptions is already outdated are thinking about what this work would look like has been upended. The world has changed in the protests that followed George Floyd's death many environmental groups sent out statements of solidarity and called for an end to racism. Penn future has a handful of people of color on their staff of more than twenty. But no most says, the organization needs to work on being anti-racist. We need to do a heck of a lot more listening than we've done in the past and more importantly understanding the role that our organization plays in promulgating the systemic prejudices Rachel Filippini. Director of the Pittsburgh based gasp the group against smog pollution says most environmental groups are well intentioned and care about the communities that are impacted by pollution, but they need to change how they engage with the people who live there. There has been this approach that is kind of paternalistic instead of collaborative of just going into a community and pointing out there environmental issue like, Hey, you guys have the worst air in the nation or whatever and. And saying, we're here to fix it, and this is our plan. Filippini says with growing evidence that communities of color and those with lower incomes are likely to face pollution exposure and associated health risks. Environmental groups need a new approach if we are going to work on that problem effectively, then I think we've got to do a better job of including the voices of those most impacted. Some of the nation's largest environmental groups are rethinking their. Their work to call an obama-era as president of the six million member. National. Wildlife Federation when the pandemic hit his conservation groups stepped in to make sure water utilities in Flint Michigan kept the taps running for people struggling to pay their bills. Amirah says those protecting water for aquatic life must also protect it for human life and his member seemed to understand that I think the assumption three or four years ago, it would have been that. That we would have received massive pushback, but something's changing in this country I. Think it seeing just hearing and reading about incidents, but it's actually physically seeing them, and that folks all backgrounds are saying, now's the time to change. The system Audubon has been working to make outdoor spaces more inclusive the Pennsylvania. Chapter, Co created the Discovery.
"usps" Discussed on Here & Now
"From NPR and Wbz I'm Jeremy Hobson Im Tanya Moseley. It's here. Now. We're monitoring tropical storm. Say Yes. As it moves up the east coast, we'll get the latest on that in a bit but first Washington where negotiations continue on another round of pandemic economic relief as the death toll from covid nineteen in the US now tops one hundred and fifty, five, thousand. Thousand joining us. Now, Robert Costa National, political reporter with The Washington. Post Robert Welcome back great to be with you. Well, what is the latest on the talks on Capitol? Hill? Do you think there will be a deal this week to help the millions of people who as of last Friday stopped getting that extra six hundred dollars a week in unemployment benefits. It's unlikely that a deal will be voted on in Congress this week, but it's likely that by the end of this week, Congress could come together and the reason for that based on my reporting is that both Democrats and Republicans just weeks before the election, just a few months before voters go to the polls, know that the countries in economic and health crisis, and so there's a lot of motivation to get something done. But we're in this final stage where they're all posturing politically trying to wrangle one other thing from the other side. Which party has the most to lose if there is no deal? Talking to Senate Republicans and their advisors in recent days, it's clear that the Senate gop feels most vulnerable if they don't get a deal because the House Democratic majority is likely to be uncontested, there's always an outside chance republicans make gains, but every strategist, every poll straight talk to says, the House is going to likely remain in democratic hands. It's the Senate that's up for grabs and senators like Martha, Sally Zona Cory, Gardner in Colorado Susan Collins in Maine to use that old phrase, their voters are looking not just for whether they're with trump or not. But whether they're bringing back the bacon when it comes to testing money for schools and other issues and especially that unemployment benefits supplement. Robert Given. The gravity of this situation? Does it surprise you that apparently president trump has not really been involved in the negotiations and that Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell of the leaders of each party in the Senate, aren't talking much with each other. It's an understanding on Capitol Hill that the dynamics are best when president trump stays out of the mix, and this is kind of a quiet, but not so quiet understanding. In recent months, every deal has been cut at the end of the day by Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin Mnuchin is not known at the Treasury Department an ideologue. You want to get a deal done president trump and speaker Pelosi don't have much of a relationship. The Wild Card. This time around is new chief of staff at the White House Mark Meadows. A Conservative who's been pushing for different concessions from the Democrats. This was likely moving toward a deal again, cut by Pelosi and Mnuchin, but the entry of meadows into the process has made it lag along. President. Trump gave an astonishing interview to Access Jonathan Swan in which he defended his handling of the pandemic. Let's listen. will lower than the world load the lower than what Europe? In, what in what takes a look? Case Death Oh, you're doing death is a proportion cases. I'm talking about death as a proportion of population. That's why the US is really bad. Well, much worse than South Korea Germany. Do that you have. To go by. You have to go by where look here is the United States you have to go the it goes on and there's a lot more in that interview, but on the issue of Corona. Virus NPR poll out today shows two thirds of Americans. Think the US handling of pandemic is worse than other countries and they want a national approach to reopening schools and businesses. Do you think there's one insight from the president? There's a lot of concern in the president's circle I was talking to a trump advisor of the other day, and they said the president's not running against Biden, and I said, what do you mean by that? And I said he's running against the virus. That's the opponent here, and that's the main challenge for the white. House. The problem for the white. House is that they encouraged a lot of this country to reopen, and now schools are going to reopen in just a few weeks. In many parts of the country. You could see spikes in places that are red and blue, and for many in the Republican Party. This was largely seen for weeks and months as a blue state problem, a city problem in Houston and New York and Chicago and other places. Washington DC. Now it's seen as a red state problem and that's complicating everything politically for this white. House. One more thing I want to ask you about Robert. Costa. There are primary today going on in Arizona Michigan, Missouri Washington and Kansas in. A congressman. Rasheed. Had to Leib is facing a primary. She just barely won the last time around and in Kansas former secretary of State Chris Kobuk is facing a crowded Senate primary. What are you watching for today? Are. You got to pay attention to Kansas Roger Marshall Congressman versus Chris Kobe Kansas as secretary of state for the seat. Now held by retiring senator, Pat Roberts McConnell, the majority leader wants to make sure Kobe doesn't get dead CD seen as a incendiary conservative someone who's worked on hardline immigration policy for years and McConnell. WHO's desperate to keep that Senate majority thinks if Kovacs, in there, he'll pull down the entire. Senate Gop. So look if Marshall Wins. McConnell the winner today if Kovac wins on his own without much help from the National Party, you can see the party nationally really moving in the direction of president. Trump? That is Robert Costa National Political reporter for the, Washington Post Robert Thank you. Thank you. Thousands of people have been evacuated as a massive wildfire consumes parts of southern. California. The apple fire has been burning for several days and officials. Now believe it was caused by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle for more. We have science reporter, Jacob. Margolis, with member, station, K. PCC, and Jacob give us a sense of how far this fire spread. Yeah, the fire started on Friday afternoon and quickly grew to more than twenty six, thousand acres over four days, which is pretty quick it's been dry..
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"usps" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
"In China. Sorry you got to sell this property. And now lead, it may be happening right now as to the big as to the big the kickback for Treasury I do not know if that is legal or possible ask twitter because I'm not really sure we'll look into it but as to why this might be happening. There I mean in theory. If we had perhaps a more equitable tax structure in the United States, the back to the Treasury would be the taxes that an American company would pay for. Operating and doing business here and being profitable but. Happen. It's an idea. Idea I mean because. One could say one could let's go out on a limb here develop a system in which companies that do well because of the structure of our society and the. Roads that we build with taxpayer dollars and the mail system we have all of those other things that they would then contribute back to society through taxes. Maybe, uh-huh. Yeah. Yeah, and actually if in fact. There were any kind of precedent or. Power that let the president demand a cut of an acquisition of one private company by another I mean you know publicly traded company. Would also be, in fact, a tax. pissed. Yeah. Tha that attack wouldn't it? It'd be like for. Doing Business in America. I don't know all I know is I went on twitter right before the show and I was like, Hey, is anybody ever heard of this? Like have you? Any. Tech so far I think that's exactly what it is. Molly it's tax just literally. This. Treasury we'll get thirty percent because taxes. Taxes. All. Right maybe twitter will help make the both of us smarter about that and and provide some sort of precedent or or other way of thinking about that. Yeah I brought up the mail system because it's been on my mind because there's been so much in the conversation about. Being in the pandemic, which lots more people want to do because we're supposed to be staying away from each other. So as not to make the pandemic, which is already really bad even worse. But it's it's an infrastructure thing and it takes money and. State. And local governments who run elections are short on cash at the moment as you and Kai and lots of other folks have discussed and so you know part of these ongoing debates over what's going to be the next round of the aid package is what kind of money should be going to state and local governments should some of that be fore shoring up the election and mail and voting and boosting security infrastructure and all that stuff And the president is really just doubling down saying this is a terrible idea and this is really bad and it's vulnerable to fraud, which we know is not true I mean any more so than any other type of voting is but. It occurred to me this weekend as I was watching the Sunday morning talk shows because that's how cool of a kid I am This is what we do in Washington. We we watch limited. that. This is what we did. It's like your friends. I mean, it's not like. Literally No. Is what I mean. 'cause they might be neighbors. Yeah, no. Sorry I I know you're. Getting deeper, Molly. I'd like. It is weird because journalism is a pretty insular bubble and we sometimes see folk we know any whom? I heard a lot of different arguments about why mail and Voting Aka absentee voting, which are the same things. might be bad and and things like that, and one of the arguments was that. Will these vote these ballots might not get delivered and what if people mail in their ballots and they just never arrive or they get their late and the post office is not equipped to handle this house thinking to myself. All of my bills arrive on time. All of them. Lend your bill water. Bill. Bills just I never miss them like ever and so I mean there are definitely some real problems in the postal service and concerns about male being purposefully slow down and adjustments to overcoming some real serious issues bubbling up there that could indeed be a threat to our democracy democracy in our democratic functions but. I don't know I get all my bills. Yeah. Yup, no, there is a ton of stuff that we are in fact required to do by like the way to address any concerns that you have about the process are in fact to pump in more resources as opposed to appoint a guy who is deliberately undermined I mean. Here's what the Washington Post. said in the story that you posted in the rundown. And I'm quoting. Trump is indicated that he has no plans to back off his attacks on the integrity of the vote strategists said, some advisors acknowledged privately that the president may be laying the groundwork to claim the election was rigged if he loses in November. I'm ready for that. Make me smile music protect the office. Now we do we we need to. I believe you mentioned Al Al I can't say this word al.. This, this is literally like I'm just going for the cheapest trick I know, which is when I need a smile. It's Alpacas. Al Packers which are little Lama like creatures that smile all the time. And then someone sent me like just a day ago somebody posted and you you're going to have to go to the show notes at, make me smart dot org and. Find the link because somebody on it just one day ago posted a video of a kid meeting, a baby Alpaca and not only do they smile all the time but they have these long noodle next and they hug. And the kid is basically. Pack is like doing and just like puts his little long noodle neck and drinks the kid on the top of the head and then wraps his little neck around him. And I just basically almost called in. So I watching all day..
"usps" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
"Hey. It's molly would here and as a mom, I can say getting your kids to be smart about money. It's hard like trying to explain the value of a PS four or why you can't just keep charging everything to a playstation account explaining the value of money or how to be wary of ads not an easy task but we've got you covered with the new podcast for kids and their families. It's called million Brazilian from marketplace's helping dollars make more sense. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. amp up amp up amp up. Here we go. Here we go. Do Have Alpacas. Yes. I will take your spouse spoilers al.. Packers. Book we're jumping ahead. Hello everyone. Hello Hollywood welcome back to Daly dish I am so excited all due respect to Kai, but he's out this week and I'm Kimberly Adams. So we have her for the whole week and is good research. Great. WHO RUN THE WORLD GIRLS? Yes happy to be here. Always gotTA start with. Being We'll we'll start with news fix? Yes. I read I guess we'll start with the new space but in our hearts were with beyond saying. Yeah. All right. Yes it is It is. Monday is the start of the week. We all had like a nice weekend and maybe unplugged from twitter and then came back and got kicked in the gut hard on Sunday by the news just being news maybe that was just me I don't really know but here we are. We're going to do our little news fake. We're going to make me smile Kimberly. Are GonNa have tons of fun. Yes and although I do, I did not take a break from twitter for the weekend and I hate to all everyone that I may or may not have introduced my uncles to the term doom scrolling. Oh don't get them doom scrolling there. So pure nerve. They're not doing they're not not I explained it to them. They emphatically responded with how glad they are that. That is not what they do and how they only seek positively, and my uncle had this very long explanation on how he doesn't even click on the bad stories because he's worried the algorithms will serve him more bad stories and he likes to keep things positive. So I love you go. We should explain a couple of things here. One is not with Kimberley's uncles the David's. You need to be. There I just I guess like search twitter feed look on instagram anyway. or in previous episodes, Kimberly will post something to direct you to her uncle. David's who are. Maybe, one of the last vestiges of pure joy left. Like just love just love left in America right now. Wonderful and then doom scrolling is a term that refers to that thing you do where you just keep opening twitter or maybe instagram but usually twitter because that's where all the doom is even Google News and you're just refreshing like is there is there any I can't stop looking cannot and you find yourself to sinking into deeper Darker Malays? And it's like twitter as the energy vampire of your. Life. Well I hit my on air site. Did you break something. Now. No I. I. have a cute little on air assignment hangs on my mic stand in Iraq did a little bit. Everything's okay. Telling, you are your story. The News? Okay. So I I have like since last week we've been following the Microsoft twitter twitter needs to divest Asari Tiktok full done. I WANNA. Talk about Tiktok not twitter. there. So as you know, my child was freaking out ma, they're going to ban Tiktok I. Think it was even episode title and this last week was the week that this all accelerated and president trump did tell reporters aboard air, force one like, yes, I'm totally going to ban. Tiktok then he said actually we're just going to force a sale of TIKTOK. Then Microsoft said, will totally by that and then trump was like, no, I, want it banned probably because let's be honest that's where they're organizing all anti-trump stuff. and. Then trump said no, it's cool. Microsoft can totally go ahead and buy TIKTOK but. But you as treasury should get a cut. Of the sale price because we made this happen. At which point you may have been asking yourself, I'm sorry what? Is. This legal is this how things work can that happen what is even happening right now which would be fair I, don't ask questions anymore. I don't totally but I did see a lot of that on twitter I so. I, kind of wanted to use my brief time on make me smart to try to help everybody understands Sylvia's. Because the reason. That a president can come along and basically be like, yes. Sorry. By dance Chinese parent company of Tiktok you can't keep that. If you want. To do business in the United States because of Scipion, which is the committee on foreign investment in the United. States, this is a committee that has a ton of power. The reason it's involved in Tiktok is because Tiktok you may recall it used to be an APP called musically. which was Like ruining my life almost as much as Tiktok back in two, thousand, sixteen, two, thousand, seventeen because that's all the kids were doing ever and it was like a little lip sync cap and it was super popular. Really. Yeah. Because it just involves them listening to the exact same snippet of song over and over and over and over. This is where I'm going to point out. That are American tech companies who are supposedly so good at stuff completely missed the boat and let the Chinese company by dance acquire musically. rebranded is TIKTOK and bring it back into the United States since that acquisition happen in two thousand, seventeen serious the committee on foreign investment in the US has been looking into this deal as a possible security national security violation and has come back with this recommendation that Tiktok shouldn't be allowed to operate here as a company unless by dance divests and apparently late today right before we started. Recording evidently, by ten said, appeared to confirm that they would go ahead with this divestiture they would sell Tiktok and that is how the president of the United States can basically be like, Hey, private company over there.
Microsoft and TikTok talks continue after Trump call
"Getting more clarity from trump Microsoft said will be continuing talks to buy TIKTOK. This is without a doubt our only shot at getting top working on Zun folks over the weekend trump already tactic for many angry dads and threatened to take away the country's tiktok privileges for ever this led to chaos among teens, and they're also caused some confusion for Microsoft. And By dance a company that owns Tiktok who had been working towards sale according to the Wall Street. Journal someone involved in the talks that they were doing what the White House wanted, which included making the APP quote American, owned The trump administration previously expressed concerns that the APP could pass on data and collects from Americans who the Chinese government though Tiktok has refuted those claims personally I only want my data to be mined by my fellow patriots in these united. Microsoft and by dance are currently set to continue their negotiations worry free.
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New USPS policies might delay mail-in-ballots
"Today, President Trump continued his unsubstantiated attacks on voting by mail. This is going to be the greatest election disaster in history. And now there are concerns that cost cutting at the postal Service overseen by AKI Trump Ally could undermine postal workers ability to deliver ballots in time to be counted, allowing President Trump to question the election. If you do universal melons with millions and millions of ballots. You're never gonna know what the really real result of an election is
Mail ballot surge places Postal Service under spotlight
"Last year the United States postal service delivered one hundred forty three billion pieces of mail this year the postal service to deliver tens of millions of ballots due to health concerns around the crown of virus outbreak police that's the plan the states have shifted their primaries to using mail in ballots on a large scale for the first time the U. S. P. S. it's been struggling there been problems with delayed delivery of completed ballots and requested mail in ballots that never appear sometimes it's been a handful of ballots sometimes been hundreds the USPS faces a huge budget shortfall thousands of workers have tested poet positive for cover nineteen and the president has called the agency a quote joke joining me now to look at what's behind the recent problems and what they mean for the election in November is Ryan McCarthy's reporter and editor who covers elections at ProPublica Ryan welcome thanks for having me great to be here all right so I'm going to use the word unprecedented speed you seem a lot a lot but is it accurate when it comes to the number of mail in ballots that American voters will be casting this year totally accurate you know in twenty eighteen about a quarter of Americans orders castor ballots by mail this year based on estimates from election experts in some states up to fifty percent could vote by mail this year so half the state's roughly had go by mail rates last year of under ten percent did you think about that increased state and local election officials have to build these large really complicated logistics operations at a time when there's a pandemic at a time when they're under budget pressure on the state level and a time when the US postal service itself is under huge pressure and and budget pressure itself so I want to be clear about this president trump has said in a statement that has been debunked repeatedly that mail in ballots would be substantially fraudulent that's not we're rich you're reporting on it isn't about any kind of fraud real or made up what are the issues that you have the issue that you've been diving into sure so we spent several weeks looking at whether or not a cash strapped severely diminished US postal service which as you said it's become a political football on a target of president trump could rise to the challenge of delivering an unprecedented amount of mail in ballots this year tens of millions in in the picture that we got in part from the US postal service track record which was not totally promising did they think they know about the US postal service is that after years of plant closures and cutbacks it's really not living up to its own delivery goals particularly for first math class mail which is how most election ballots are sent it has not hit any of its goals for first class mail in five years and according to a recent inspector general report the US postal service delivered ninety five percent of election mail on time last year which presents actually pretty good but if you think of four to five or six percent of ballots being delayed international mail in election then you get considerable chaos and it is also worth noting that in some of the work lowest performing areas of the country for election Malin twenty eighteen including in swing states like Florida Ohio and stuff like that almost eighty four percent of election mail was delivered on time so that's a huge difference that actually could be proved pivotal and I think election officials and voters this there isn't a widespread acknowledgement that the US postal service has been struggling and may not be capable of performing to the level that most people simply because let's talk about Ohio since you mentioned Ohio specifically there were problems in Butler County during the primary on April twenty eighth what happened yes so in Butler County which it would actually have been affected by some of the plant closures I talk to you about eight two US postal service employees showed up in the office the local director elections there this was three days after the deadline to count ballots it really is a tray of three hundred and seventeen open ballots that were too late to be counted and essentially those ballots have been sitting in a U. S. postal service warehouse uncounted for two weeks in the context here is that Ohio's election was crashed some of the rules that once were set up by the state legislature went against the advice of election officials and voting rights advocates and there had been such bad delays in mail delivery that the secretary of state Republican warned voters and pushed not only for the US postal service to add staff to process balance but also to make sure that ballots all ballots from Ohio voters were processed at at Ohio mail facilities in northwestern Ohio in cities like Toledo because of this wave of plant closures mail within two to three day process and Detroit it turns out was hit by some really bad code related delays with malice like a lot of places around the country and so so the Butler County incident was reflective of what's been happening in in a handful of states if your primary where there is this sort of circle of blame between the US postal service and local election officials were kind of baffled why did their ballots are not getting to voters in in some cases it's because of poorly conceived election operations in cases it seems to be U. S. postal service there in some cases it seems to be a mixture of the two
Trump tells Amazon to 'build their own post office' in latest jab
"Post office is one of the oldest institutions. We have in this country. It's even written into the constitution just after punishment for counterfeiting and before the Armed Forces is an entire article ahead of the presidency. Now President Donald Trump says forget the constitution and maybe let the post office die on Wednesday atop one of the president. A Guy who was the finance chair for this year's Republican National Convention was named as the head of the postal service so trump allies going to run the organization that trump is very clearly to destroy and it seems pretty clear that trump's animist is largely motivated by anger towards the CEO of Amazon's Jeff Bezos because Amazon currently has a deal with the post office delivers packages and the president's beef is not specifically with Amazon. No Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post a paper the writes articles about the president he dislikes and so it looks like Donald Trump is prepared to wants to kill one of the oldest institutions in this country for revenge against the free press from warmest. Dave Diane editor the American prospect earlier. This week he wrote out key. Resignation could ease presents politically motivated war on the postal service. Dave let's I guess start with. Who is this individual that is now going to be the postmaster general the US yes included joy as you mentioned? He's the current largest fundraisers the lead Fundraiser on the Republican National Convention is wife is nominee for US ambassador Canada and he's a large trump donor. So I mean this. This is functionally equivalent to putting trump himself. Pretty much in in the position of running this this enormous nations. So you've got running the. There's also the president's longstanding animus towards it. It's been quite explicit. I mean to two degree. That's really kind of shocking. Basically he he bangs on about the washing posting calls in the Amazon Washington Post and then he bangs on about the post office having to deal with Amazon. And it doesn't. It's not hard to add to up to four. Which is that. He wants to screw the post office because he doesn't like the fact they work with. Jeff Bezos who owns the Washington Post and the real irony? Here is that if you if you do at damaged post office. That's not going to hurt. Jeff bezos I mean Amazon now ships their own packages about fifty percent of the time and a crushing post. Office is really going to up. The game Both the logistics at Amazon and also Fedex and ups Oh The only people this will hurt are the hundreds of thousands of employees at the US. Just talking about some government agencies the second largest employer in the United States and to You know threaten their very lively boards over just this this vendetta that you have that you don't really even understand because what you what you WanNa do isn't going to really affect the the the the animus that you have is is really just a bomb so we should also say new you notice. There's the right has had it out for the post office for a while right. And and the structure of it has been change over time There was congressional legislation that that that require them to pre fund their pension liabilities in a way that basically no one else has to which has created enormous burden on their balance sheet. What is their current financial situation because my understanding is they are in desperate desperate dire straits there definitely in trouble and what you mentioned the pre-funding requirement literally having to pay or set aside money or the Workers that haven't even been born yet. That will be coming in seventy five years down. The road is is the primary reason prior to the pandemic during the pandemic although package deliveries increased direct mail and all kinds of outfits gone way way down so The postal service initially asked for I believe it was eighty nine billion dollars. They got a ten bill billion dollar in addition to their line of credit Through this cares act and the Treasury Department is actually using this right now as leverage this is why the vice chair David Williams resigned because he saw treasury meddling in the affairs of the postal service using this ten billion dollar line of credit as as bait basically should get whatever policy decisions. They wanted out of the bustle service. Say More about that because that's the subject of your reporting. Yeah so Williams resigned my sources. Tell me that he didn't WanNA participate in what is essentially a fraud. The Treasury Department Was Dangling this ten billion dollars in saying you got the union concessions. You have to obviously raise package delivery race on Amazon You have to install a certain people in charge of the postal service and we see the the result of that today with Louis Joy. This trump donor being put in charge. So that is my understanding why David Williams resigned and he didn't WANNA participate. You've got a situation you've got a situation treasury. Has Ten billion dollars credit they're in desperate financial straits and MNUCHIN is Treasury Department is using that as a kind of as leverage to get the USPS to do the kinds of things that are the the focus of the president's vendetta including then we have this political head who's now been put in charge of USPS as we come into an election. We should note in which may be extremely vital that we have mail in voting right. I mean the we saw what happened. Wisconsin there's a of fear about what happens in the fall particularly if we have a second wave like there is there is a fundamental democratic role for the USPS to play here. That could be more important than ever
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Your brain is like using anxiety so anything like that that just gets your brain and endorphins and all this other these other systems endocrine systems just off of stressing is super cool. So that's really awesome. Very glad that you're experiencing newman having fun with it next from Lisa. Homeschooling is working very well. For my fourteen year old daughter we are considering switching over once things go back to normal quote unquote she thrives on the one on one contact to an L. I read that rid she thrives on the one on one contact Dr she drives she thrives on low one on one contact and it had improved our relationship. It has improved our relationship which has been a surprise for both of us. That's Seagal love. What a cool unintended consequence right. Yes yeah it's very cool. Great hands out of that. Yeah Okay just a couple. More from jared. We are thankful for a joke. Gift Joke in quotes from my mother-in-law of Mini Ping Pong my wife and I can set it up and play ridiculous games a ping pong to keep our spirits up during quarantine and get a little exercise between eating and movie marathons James Bond Movies the West Wing and Star Trek. The next generation are the current viewing schedule. In case. You're wondering heck yes. Love that Mini Ping Pong so and also I saw imposes on their instagram story. A friend of mine from college. There's this thing where it's essentially ping pong but it's with soccer balls. Have you ever seen this in your in your like dribbling over a net? LemMe see is. It is so fricking crazy helicopter activity. Yes soccer meeting. It's not it's an indoor activity. Soccer meets table tennis. It's literally just like table tennis with a soccer ball. It's fucking crazy. It's called Tech Ball T. E. Q. V. A. L. L. You should definitely look up some videos of that shake has. It's very impressive. All right and finally yes from Laura I love you all. Thanks keeping going in spite of these really difficult times and thank you so much for the daily beans happy hours. I have some non cove in nineteen good news. If you're interested. I work in wildlife conservation specifically amphibians reptiles. My colleagues and I have accomplished incredible achievement of saving endangered slash rare frogs. That was picked up in the L. A. Times that I'd like to share headline in the La. Times is race to save rare California frog. Beats Corona Virus Lockdown Helje awesome? That's dope that is dope. That's so cool to look that up. Save the frogs safer. Frogs indeed I I used to collect frogs when I was kid like I. Actually I think they were toads. Not Frogs but You know that they not amphibious but I love frogs. Yeah Frogs and toads Melissa sent us According confession her teenagers asked her to pick up. Japodlay for dinner on the way home from work. She's snuck a chip hearing there and before she knew what she'd eating the whole bag stuffed the bag under the seat of her car and told them they must have forgotten the chips in the order. Oh my God I love that. I like how you didn't say I forgot to order the chips. You blame the fucking Shapur laypeople they. I ordered the chips children and they failed to put it in bags double whammy. That's also a total door dasher. Move that some shit I used to know. I know it's a horrible confession that I'm not proud of that. They're are definitely times where I would like would steal a French fry because I was starving in driving for twelve hours at a time. Jesus I know it was a grind with a college degree. Everybody God is dead guys. Let's just throw that in there on Easter. Technically story goes I have an anonymous. A confessional here to Someone wrote and said I'm a nurse practitioner in an ICU and my attending physician ripped a new one in front of a rather large portion of our medical team. Because she didn't like that. I was standing up for the nurses in a heated situation. Afterwards one of the nurses one of my favorite bedside nurses reminded me that the best part of wearing masks all day is you can mouth fuck you and eat shit without getting caught doing ever since and my God has. It made a difference in my day. Oh my God. That's so good. That fucking sucks. Though that had to go through that that's awesome. I liked that a lot. Yeah you can just make faces. I noticed when I went to like when I'm walking around outside You wouldn't I'm interacting with people the grocery store. I have my face mask on a but because I've had Bo Talks. I can't express anything with the top half of my face so the cashier will be telling me a story and I'll be thinking like I'm making a wo- like surprised is you know. And I'm not and so they just think I'm either an asshole or that there are very boring It's probably a combination. Yeah it's okay. You're in southern California. So I'm sure there's a lot of those situations. People are used to navigate just walking around expressionless mm-hmm. I want to feel I just can't well. Thanks everybody for those good news stories and and and you you already covered where to send them and we're going to see everybody on Friday but you know we've got a few shows a few daily shows between now and then and thanks so much to John Cryer for talking to us but he's my hero What a great guy Interest so kind of you know everyone's like don't meet your heroes unless it's Jon. Cryer of Jon Cryer zero. It's it's okay to meet I've I've just let you know. So that's it Any final thoughts Jordan before before we hang up If you would do me a solid and check out my podcast that have gone I disagree we are our last episode. We talk about Zoltan was on and he was actually born in Hungary so we talk about socialism versus capitalism. And some other fun stuff but it was. It was probably. It's when we've only had three episodes but I really enjoyed it and we're gonNA start talking about some current a virus stuff recording tonight. Actually so please check that out. I disagree and Yeah give us a follow on twitter. And if you WANNA check out on patriotic that would be fucking booking read awesome congratulations. It's such a good show. Thank you I appreciate that. It's really fun. It's a really nice little addition to the work that we do on here just to just to have a space where we don't have to like be smart all the time no pressure no smart pressure. exactly no smart pressure awesome. Yeah you're like we don't have corrections on our podcast there. You go eleven all right. Well everybody please take care of yourselves. Take care of each other. Take the planet and take care of your mental health. I've been AG. I've been Jordan Coburn and them's the beans. The daily beans is executive produced and directed by AG and Jordan Coburn an engineered edited by Mackenzie Mozelle and starbucks industries are marketing manager. Executive assistant production. Social Media Directions Amanda Reader Fact Checking Research by AG Jordan Coburn Amanda Reader..
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"Once it's out there is just out there in if they actually dedicated time to circling back. Obviously they wouldn't do it in the apprentice but just in general like if that company was on I dunno fucking shark tank or something and then people went. They wouldn't come back into a message and correct the record. There's so many people out there that are just falsely endorsed in getting like sucked into shitty things. Yes it's pretty bad but I'm but that's good news. Yeah that's all good news a little some of it's a little shot and Freud e I mean it's not good news what Harvey Weinstein did. But it's good news that he's being charged in Los Angeles now in addition to the twenty three years in prison that he serving in New York. So you know the I again. I think that he's sort of the the lightning rod for justice for all of us who did not get justice for when we were assaulted. And I think that that's important All right well. What what Good news do we have from our listeners. Georgia yeah so we got a whole bunch. We didn't get any quarantine. Confessions in time for today show but We just want to send that call for those again. Please send in your quarantine. Confessions these can be. I mean they're meant to be light hearted obviously but unload on us why not. We're at at daily beans pod or you can email Amanda at Mueller. She wrote Dot Com or answer the posts on Patriots on if you are a patron So that will be four next episode but for now we have amazing good news from our listeners. I'll start out with a stephanie. Stephanie says my fiance and I have been dating long distance for the past year while I've been in graduate school but because of cove in nineteen we've been reunited April. Thirteenth will be the seventh anniversary of my okay. There's a trigger warning here. I'm sorry April thirteenth will be the seventh anniversary of my suicide attempt. And I'm so happy to be alive and able to spend this important day with the most important person in my life when I would have had to celebrated alone seven years ago. I learned that life is precious with the Cova death toll raising daily. That lesson rings true now more than ever. Thanks for all the beans. Keep up the good work. That's amazing thank you Stephanie. Yeah congratulations yeah. That's a huge congratulations. That's incredible Our our next our next piece of news comes from anonymous anonymous. I work in a large reference laboratory that serves hospitals all over the country. One of the tests I perform is for measuring Interleukin. Six and inflammatory chemical that is currently being monitored during treatment of severe cove in nineteen patients. I'm sure I pronounced that wrong Needless to say things are a bit stressful. Right now is our testing volumes have increased from about five hundred a week to over seven thousand. What I really wanted to mention is this. During the pandemic our clients have been sending US encouraging notes along with their patient samples..
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"Right so I've got. There's actually a lot of good news that happened over the weekend. I mean there was a lot about news but there was a lot of good news. First of all prosecutors in Los Angeles have leveled another sexual assault charge against imprisoned former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein It's a charge of sexual battery by restraint. And it stems from an alleged incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel and may twenty ten and that's according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Weinstein. Who's already serving twenty three years in prison in New York after being convicted of committing criminal? Sex Act in the first degree and raped third. Degree was already facing four felony charges in Los Angeles including forcible Rape Sexual Penetration by use of force sexual battery and forcible oral copulation. Weinstein has denied the allegations. No and you don't hand yeah And the Kansas Supreme Court has voted to uphold executive order by the state's Governor Kelley limiting the size of church gatherings on Easter Sunday ending. A dramatic legal clash in which the court was asked amid a global pandemic to decide between public health and religious liberty in a ruling issued on Saturday. The court said Democratic Governor Laura. Kelly was within her rights when she announced an order on Tuesday limiting religious gatherings in the state to ten people the ruling came after an extraordinary morning session in which the courts seven justices heard oral arguments via video conference in order to comply with social distance guidelines and a bipartisan Senate. Group has given trump until Monday. That's tomorrow to explain. His firing of the Intelligence Community Inspector General Atkinson. The group is led by Republican. Senator Chuck Grassley and His letter trump demanding answers was co-signed by Susan Collins. Mitt Romney among others and a bunch of Democrats including Mark Warner Eight Eight. Eight senators total So that's that's nice right. The Republicans are like you you. You can't just fire. The Inspector General that handed over the Ukraine whistleblower complaint. Yeah that without you know without giving some answers. Yeah that is nice and it does also make me wonder where that logic was before slash hill name. Something that could've been useful months ago as if now. They're just heating the warnings. Yeah and judge ruled this week. That metro-goldwyn-mayer has to hand over the UNAIRED footage from trump's celebrity apprentice to entrepreneurs who claim they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars after trump and his kids endorsed appear amid scheme on the reality show prior to the election. Us District Judge. Yeah Lorna Sheffield. She's a judge in the southern district of New York told Metro Goldwyn Mayer that they have. They have to make available hundreds of hours of recordings for these two episodes And it's the two episodes when principles of a pyramid scheme called. Acn Opportunity LLC Were guests on the show This is the same suit. I spoke recently with a Andrew Tours about where the judge disallowed arbitration for this case and it has to go through the courts so interesting It's only two episodes worth of tapes but they have to hand him over our be interesting to hear what he has to say behind the scenes. That scares me hell easy. It is for crazy people to get airtime. And then it's like no one ever follows up on anything. Same thing goes for new story sometimes to honestly and that more so goes relate local news. But.
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"Hey everybody welcome back and I'm excited about this joining us today for the interview. He plays lex Luther on supergirl on the C. Dubs and he was of course in two and a half men. And if you know our audience if I know our audience which I think I do. You'll also know him as duckie from pretty in pink and Maxwell Hauser from hiding out. Please welcome John John. Cryer John Thanks for speaking with me today. So happy to be here almost caught you choir Jonquiere. Yeah well you know a we I when I introduce myself earlier. I was a singing but I won't do that now because I think people have had a rough week. That's very kind. I thought you had a fantastic voice. That's just me I wanted to talk to you about the upcoming elections and how this administration is just basically out to steal it. Because you know you're not a Super William but you play one on TV and I thought you might have some relevant input here. Of course we know about vast voter suppression gerrymandering ridiculous voter. Id laws designed to limit. The number of voters and disenfranchised those who typically vote blew the only way that the Republicans can win and trump admitted that during one of his press conferences. And then of course we have Russian interference. We have the Ukraine scandal to get dirt on Joe Biden. But this week we learned about another extraordinary step to block access to voting. And that's the Republicans including Mitch. Mcconnell are refusing to rescue the post office which is set to become insolvent in June. And this is while. Democrats are pushing for vote by mail amidst the corona virus outbreak. I wanted your take on that. What's happening with the post office? Well it's interesting 'cause it it it it actually Corresponds to a bunch of GOP goals. You know they. I mean they're they're vast overarching goal Besides creating a corrupt kleptocracy is appears to be the privatization of the postal service. They've been wanting to do that for decades. In fact My understanding of when they they they they enforced a they actually The outgoing congress was it two thousand in sick. No it wasn't I don't remember when it was exactly but they Change the pension vesting rules for for the post office Making it basically impossible for the post office to run at a profit. They were already in trouble but they by requiring them to fund their pensions for another fifty years. They were trying to bring about privatization Supposedly not do you recall this. Yeah I one hundred percent recall this. That pretty much made them. They were set to because of that decision. They had been set to run out of money a few times and and they were. I think they were going to be solving until twenty. Twenty one until corona virus hit. Yeah and so. Obviously male has dropped precipitously. Businesses can't afford to advertise in. Send out all those mailers that you love so much getting in the mail But this this whole push seems to dovetail with a bunch of things that the GOP wants You know ended and it dovetails with what trump wants as well You know he's had his had a bug up his but Amazon Amazon's deal with the post office for a long time because the post office does two things for Amazon The Post Office Has their their latte what they call their last mile service which is which means that. They serve as rural areas. That Amazon won't go because they're just too far At the post office required to to service those areas so they do so for Amazon And they charge them normal. Postal rates for that And trump has a longtime been saying that the post office would be solvent if they would charge much higher rates to do that But my understanding is that. That's not actually the case That The post office actually has excess capacity anyway And that chart that changing their rates with that wouldn't necessarily make them they still have to pay those those expenses so it wouldn't actually change things for them is my understanding. Yeah I remember The report came out Where had pressured the postmaster general to like double the shipping rates on on? Betas on Amazon. Because you know I mean he also owns the Washington Post which is not trumps favorite thing and that to me with was an impeachable offense. I mean we remember Nixon. Mobilized weaponized the IRS to go after and do audits on his Democratic opponents This was no different. It was an abusive power to try to pressure the postmaster general to do that. So he's he's been mad about them for a while and then there's there's the overall effort of You know trying to cut down on the reporting of the census which is a A. Which is we're in the midst of going out and that that certainly with a pandemic raging mail in balloting is going to be much more attractive to people in general than Than not showing up in person so so again this this stuff tells with a lot of goals for them but it's hard to pick out one because it's three There's so many yeah I have to go with the vote by mail thing. I know that they're very against that. Trump brought up in a press conference that if we vote by mail. Republicans will never win again And he's right and so now he's on. He's on this marketing goal of convincing Americans that when you vote by mail it increases the likelihood of fraud which has not been proven at all in states. That have nothing but mail in ballots. We just had the Alaska primary yesterday. total mail in. Vote there But I I think this is really aimed at at vote by mail. We saw what happened in Wisconsin with the State Supreme Court in the in the conservative Supreme Court ruling that Wisconsin is had to vote in person putting their lives at risk and I'm afraid of trump reopened the country before we have a mass testing program in place which he doesn't even seem to understand the question. When asked about that. I think we could see a second wave And it could hit in November and we have to vote then your now I have to say. I'm a little mystified about their intimacy toward male voting. Mail in voting. Because yes he said that but it would seem to me that there's a lot of natural constituencies four mail in voting that would favor. Republicans like the military like older people. A Lotta people already use mail in voting it seems like would favor. Republicans to me. I'm being my nuts. We'll trump himself mail in voted in two thousand eight at. Because you know he's like look I live here. I'm the president. I can't go to and vote and the we were trying to tell them Wisconsin. I can't go to the polls to vote either because they will die. If you know so I'm not sure like why your excuse you know. Your absentee excuse is is You know more important than in the lives of Wisconsin nights or anybody else who's going to have to vote eventually But yeah he voted by mail himself. So it's just it seems very odd. You're right That that it would get more Republican votes. But I think he knows I think he knows the writings on the wall. The more people that can vote the less likely. Republicans are to win. That seems to have been demographically shown over and over and over. Yeah yeah I I still you know. I'm still curious about you. Know the the for a lot of For a long time people have been proposing that the postal service could actually become profitable if it did if it got into other areas like postal banking And the post office by the way already contracts itself out to Amazon As a as a delivery service they they You know a lot of time if you've gotten a package on Sunday it's because of a US postal person did it delivered it for you so So again it would seem like this just seems like a huge loser for Republicans in many respects because You know but the postal service is one of the most popular government services that the. Us government has Yeah it's also enshrined in the Constitution Article. One Section Eight club seven is the postal clause empowers Congress to establish post offices and roads so that they can be supposed to post can be delivered. So I'm confused as how Republicans are going to ignore that bit. They seem to waive the constitution around when it benefits them and ignore it when it doesn't so it'll be interesting to see how that fight goes. I. I'm mystified Mystified just yes. I get it The the the GOP has been horrendous on a bunch of issues. This is seems like also a political loser for them. Because I feel like it's GonNa hit their constituents in a way that they're really gonNA notice you know An and it would seem like it. It just seems like this just seems nuts to me. Yeah and I'm also concerned about how you know. Privatization of the post office could impact. You know this administration tends to project. They tend to blame others for that which they are guilty. And if there's any voter fraud I could see there. Being a potential for voter fraud with privatization in favor of the Republicans. But nothing else really. Yeah and and and we forget that the post office is this. Is this cultural unifier for the entire United States? You know it's it's really a it means a lot to people who your postman. You know your postman you know. Everybody knows that. The people that deliver their mail. They've seen them you know. This is a huge workforce by the way that we're talking about possibly getting a unemployed during a pandemic You know I just feel like this is a third rail for the Republicans and I don't know why even considering it while they've been successful at this kind of stuff in the past. I mean he managed to get his base to to hate war. Heroes like John McCain so I don't see there being a problem with him being able to flip his base on something like the post office they'll be people like yeah f the Post Office Bunch assholes and you'd be like what the post office and one of my main concerns is that Democrats are going to demand money for the post office. They're working on a second stimulus package. And they're gonNA demand vote by mail funding. Which because they did that in the first one. But that was a nonstarter for Republicans and I think. Republicans aren't going to budge on this and then of course just as they did with the. I still blame. Democrats for holding additional stimulus money hostage when it was actually the Republicans that kept the stimulus money low in the first package that you know. They limited the amounts. Everybody gotten the first package..
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"Just jump in and hit the high notes hot notes okay. So let's go through these headlines. There was a lot of stuff that happened this weekend. First of all the Alaska primary results are in Alaska votes entirely by mail. One hundred percent of the returns are back and Biden has one Alaska fifty five to forty five Bernie Sanders with forty five As we know sanders has a suspended his campaign but he is keeping his name on the ballot and the remaining states to gather more delegates in hopes of eggs. You know being able to exert some leverage over the the Democratic Platform The for the party platform at the convention over the Summer Wisconsin Also voted as we know. We've covered the suit in the last week. It was kind of a battle going on between Governor Evers and the Republicans in the state assembly and Senate and Ever lost that battle and people were forced to vote in person amid this pandemic and The it went all the way. The Supreme Court and Supreme Court voted remotely to tell people. They weren't allowed to vote remotely But those Wisconsin results won't be out until tomorrow Or today if you're listening on Monday they'll be out Monday. How about we just say that. And from page Saint John in Los Angeles Times early cove in nineteen deaths in the bay area in California suggests that Corona virus had established itself in the community long before health official start poking around and that lag time has allowed the virus to spread unchecked before social distancing rules went into effect study out from Stanford shows a dramatic viral surge in February but data collected by the CDC and local health departments suggest. It was a lot earlier most likely back in December and it wasn't recognized because we were having a severe flu season on top of it and symptoms are very much alike as you know there. There are differences but they're very much alike. The Bay area is a natural hub for those travelling to and from China according to the La Times and Santa Clara County had its first two cases almost a week before federal approval for emergency testing on February fourth and both travelers were returning from Wuhan. Couple that with little or no community testing in January and February and you could see where Stanford draws its conclusions about the viral spike in February. I know Jordan had some How to how to sickness at the end of January that she's you know worker hunt all convinced that she had it Because of her you know the very specific symptoms that she had and hopefully soon. We'll have more access to serology tests where we can find out if we are carrying the antibody meaning we have had covert nineteen and speaking of early detection. The New York Times dropped to monster stories over the weekend about an email group called Red Dawn. And what the federal government knew and when they knew it about corona virus. We've heard a lot of stories about Trump and early warnings That he received in the White House received But this just sort of puts it all together. It's through credible Journalism and the examination reveals the president was warned about the potential for pandemic but internal divisions and lack of planning and faith in his own instinct led to this crappy response and part of the Red Dawn group which is named after the movie about the movies about a group of Americans trying to save the country from an invasion Part of this group which is comprised of public health experts from universities and agencies across the country included. Dr Carter measure from the. Va who wrote on the night of January. Twenty eight back in January. Quote any way you cut it. This is going to be bad. The projected size of the outbreak already seems hard to believe and we know that addition in addition to read Don And and these doctors WHO and FAO. She was part of this group as well There was a memo circulated by Peter. Navarro on January twenty ninth but also predicted half a million deaths and cost trillions of dollars. The current virus could could take trillions away from the economy minivan is trump limited travel from China at the end of January which were showing as has not having been effective even though he keeps touting it as wonderful genius public health had to compete with economic considerations in internal debates and basically what happened is all the public. Health officials agreed. That travel bans were useless. And Mitigation or non pharmaceutical interventions known as N. P. is where the answer and the only answer closing schools social distancing etc and in February Dr Cadillac from the Health Department of Health and Human Services had run tabletop exercise concluding pretty much the same stuff that Navarro concluded and health experts decided to meet with trump to tell him he had to impose. National P is to mitigate this outbreak close schools and ten. No no more than ten in gathering. Y'All stay six feet apart Stay at home But but on the way back from India Dr Trump was flying back on air. Force One doctor. Nancy Massani the director of national the National Center for Communication for immunization and respiratory diseases publicly issued her blunt. Warning if you remember this morning without consulting the White House she just went ahead and out with it and that tanked the stock market which pissed trump off so he cancelled his meetings with Dr Cobbler. Who was also part of the Red Dawn Group and and he did not succumb to pressure to institute social distancing guidelines until three weeks later and during those three weeks. February sixteenth Or Twenty seven to March sixteenth. The virus was allowed to sweep across the country fairly unchecked Then there's the China factor trump didn't want to upset China and a lot of people who were to him with this problem about this virus. That could be you know. Have an issue are China Hawks And so of course there was also a situation room meeting Which we've talked about before where trump asked fallacy. Why not just let this wash over the country? Just the herd immunity just let everybody get it and apparently according to New York Times here took Thoug- a minute to figure out what trump was saying because it's so unbelievable. And when he did he was very alarmed and he told the president. We can't let it wash over the country. Many will die According to the models that they had two point two to four million people If you just let it do its thing And The New York Times quote closes with this quote saying the chaotic culture of the trump White House contributed to the crisis a lack of planning and a failure to execute combined with the president's focus on the new cycle and his preference for following his gut rather than the data cost time and perhaps lives. I really recommend you check out reading the Red Dawn emails New York Times published. All of them. I believe they don't have a paywall for any corona virus news so you should check that out and now from raw story. Labor Secretary Eugene. Scalia is implementation of the Kroger Stimulus. Package is coming under fire from Democratic lawmakers who say his handling of the new law favors corporations and leaves workers working folks behind Scalia son of the late Justice Antonin. Scalia has used the department's authority to limit who qualifies for Joblessness Assistance. And to make it easier for small businesses not to pay family leave benefits. Lawmakers have voiced concerns that the Labor Department's lack of urgency makes it more difficult for gig workers to get benefits and Scalia says quote. He's not he doesn't make any. He has no qualms about being an asshole. He says unemployment is not the preferred outcome when government stay at home mortars forced temporary business shutdowns. We want workers to have to work not to become dependent on the employment system. So He's coming under a lot of fire for for his handling of this and rightfully so and the numbers today In the virus epidemic. Show over one point. Eight million infected globally with over one hundred thirteen thousand deaths in the United States. We have five hundred thirty two thousand a little more than five hundred thirty two thousand cases and twenty one thousand seven hundred deaths almost seven thousand in New York alone and if that weren't enough Other news going around the Happening around the globe right now. Krakatoa erupted And the turnover. Forest fires are burning out of Control Radioactive Fires. And if you WANNA get Biblical. There's apparently a swarm of locusts threatening millions in Africa. Which is going to be ten times worse. Projected to be ten times worse than the last swarm that's diabolical and horrible and then we're dealing with all of this on of on top of this global global pandemic and from the Associated Press. I found this really helpful. It's called a week of false news about corona virus and it's a roundup of the most popular but completely untrue stories about the corona virus pandemic. The FIRST CLAIM TONIC. Water or Quinine supplements can be used to prevent and treat corona virus. Actually medical experts say as of now. There is no proven medication or home remedy that can cure corona virus facebook posting drinking. Show Schweppes Tonic. Water will work because it contains quinine. Quinine can be used to treat malaria. Malaria drugs like hydroxy. Chloroquine are the synthetic form of Quinine. So people are saying drink tonic. Water doctors say you can make a nice gin and tonic with it. But it's not gonNA help. It's not going to do anything next. People are sharing maps showing a correlation between Cova nineteen and locations. Were Five G. has been installed There's no evidence to five. G. Is at all related to the corona virus. There's no truth to it it's stupid. Don't just ignore that Next President Obama. Here's here's the lie. Here people are saying people are spreading. This thing around saying Obama is saying he would not allow white people to kill Africans with their toxic vaccines. This fabricated claim shared across social media. Grew out of a French TV segment where to doctor suggested that to burqas vaccine be tested in Africa in trials to fight the corona virus. The doctors were accused of racism for the comments. They made on the French news channel. Lci earlier this month with celebrities like soccer star Ddr Drogba and actor. John Boyega sharing their outrage on twitter after a video with the doctors comment circulated online Dr Matt Match Match at Iseo Mody. The World Health Organization's regional director on Africa also shared a clip of the doctors on twitter calling video deeply upsetting quote all research including uncovered nineteen in this global crisis must be ethical and based on principles. She said The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research tweeted April. Second that That the edited video had been taken out of context. Shortly after the video emerged online though social media users began sharing post suggesting Obama had asked Africans not to accept vaccines from American from America and Europe and urged people to share the message widely quoted Obama falsely saying. I'll be an accomplice if I don't denounce this. Evil Act white people. Want to do to Africans I of I was born in America but I am a African blood. I'm not going to allow white people to kill Africans with their toxic vaccines and that is just completely false. Post Obama never said that Another claim a false claim going at Walmart has adopted staggered shopping. Schedules based on age Monday age sixty six and up Tuesday fifty six to sixty five Wednesday forty six to fifty five Thursday etc..
"usps" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Have a new podcast out now called everyday decisions. It's a show where I talked about the last twenty four hours of their life. They're still alive. They continue to live but the last twenty four hours before they recorded. That's what I'm talking about and talking about little decisions that they make throughout their day And I I really think that these decisions like you know whether you choose cue tips or cotton balls. I think these are the kinds of things that really Make make the great people great. So that's why I'm talking to them. We're going to have all kinds of guests like dentists and Comedians and musicians and You know children under five. It's going to be very good so subscribe now wherever you listen to your podcast June. A hello and welcome to the daily means for Monday thirteenth. Twenty twenty today. The Wisconsin in Alaska primaries the celebrity Apprentice Tapes Weinstein is charged in Los Angeles. California could have had a corona virus longer than we thought a win for voting rights in New Hampshire two major stories about what trump knew and when he knew it dropped over the weekend. Trump's labor secretary comes under fire corona virus misinformation Chernobyl Krakatoa because why not twenty twenty. The Democrats get a win in the Kansas Supreme Court in an interview with Jon Cryer about the Republican efforts to steal the November election. By letting the post office close. I'm your host G. I'll be joined later for the good news by Jordan Coburn. Alright so thank you to everyone who joined us Friday afternoon Four PM Pacific Time for our Happy Hour Quarantine Cocktail Extravaganza. It was fabulous. Everybody who was dressed up it was wonderful And it's just something that we look forward to every week now and we're going to do it again this week. Send US your ideas for a theme. Because we had the first one was seamless. Second one was the Pajama Jam. Jam then we had a dressy cocktail attire. This last week and so let us know what What you think maybe we can do a tiki theme or or something Something to that effect but send your suggestions in hit us up at daily Bean Bean pod on twitter at daily beans pod or AP Miller. She wrote on twitter either. One works And you can send your ideas also to hello at militia wrote dot Com or Amanda Waller. She wrote Dot Com. And we'll take all of your suggestions and your questions for that Upcoming Friday tradition. Which I absolutely love I look forward to it We have a ton of news that happened over the weekend. So let's.
"usps" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Logged on to the USPS website to say they felt it but no reports of damage for the first time Twitter labels a video that was retweeted by Donald Trump as manipulated the clip appeared to show democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stumbling over a campaign speech at a rally cannot win this reelection we can only really like Donald Trump it was first posted by White House social media director Dan Scavino then retweeted by president trump the video let after all Byton finishing his sentence about the consequences of democratic infighting we can only rely on we get engaged in the circular farms Scavino responded on Twitter saying the video was not manipulated Steve Dorsey CBS news Washington officials of the ports of LA and Long Beach are meeting this morning they're expected to consider charging a feed to cargo companies don't use trucks powered by cleaner energy the fee could raise up to ninety million dollars in the first year alone the money would be used to entice companies to modernize their flea flickers of one of the market's gonna reopen here just in a few seconds of forty nine and will hug give it a time to us some of the Frank's gonna be along in just a minute to let you know what's happening but telemarketer resuming a right now meanwhile Pixar's latest movie has topped the weekend box office have something for you your dad is Pixar's I wrote this phone so I can see for myself my boys grow up the view that number one this brings him back back back to light burning some forty million dollars across North America he's figured out a way to be invisible the invisible man drops to second in its second weekend earning more than fifteen million nervous while Ben Affleck's the way back opens third through this mortality with an estimated eight point five million Thomas is not a better time than Tom so try to slow things down for some workers right motor all right out of the gate.
"Just to be clear there are lots of different kinds of skin cancer knowing them as just one of many chewed chewed happens to be the kind of cancer that comes from land sites which are the cells in our skin that make pigment and it's the third most common type of skin cancer right right behind squamous cell and Basal the Cell Carcinoma. And I would say it's also the scariest meaning people rarely die from squamous or Basal cell cancers but definitely can with melanomas right but let's not feed people out the five year survival for all. MELANOMAS is greater than ninety percent so that's good true. The thing to know is that survival rates are dependent on the size of the melanoma. Ah really the depth of the melanoma so if the melanoma just involves the top layer of skin. That's good treatment is almost always curious. Yeah but if the melanoma extends down into deeper layers of the skin or even metastases to different parts of the body then the five year. Survival rates dropped precipitously so for stage four disease which is the worst. The five year survival rate is pretty crappy. I think around twenty five percent. Yes so for obvious reasons. There has been a big emphasis on prevention and early detection. The idea being if you can find these things before they grew too big or too deep in prognosis will be better right so the first thing with respect to prevention is who is at risk because the risk of developing a melanoma is not the same for everyone. Yeah so people who are fair complected have blonde hair especially red hair and blue or green. Eyes are at an increased risk from Elena's. Yeah I think it's like twenty times more common in white people than black people. Yeah all white people I guess. Yeah Yeah and also if you spend a lot of time in the sun or -taining booth that's not good. Yeah we're talking to you. Donald trump does he couldn't attaining booth. I thought that was just a Tan from the spray on. It might be anyway if if you've got sunburn when you were a kid or teenager that's also not good. You know every time I right now. I'm just like checking every box I just cringe. I mean growing growing up. We spent so much time at the local pool. My mom would just drop us off at ten. For Time. Warner cod same. The lifeguard lifeguard was our babysitter but anyway that wasn't good. It was fun but not good. Yeah also win. The lifeguard wasn't there we douse ourselves with ketchup. And then fall at the diving boards like we'd been shot. I still feel really guilty about that. But it was also not good in a little disturbing. No good for the soul. But we digress. There are also some heritable disorders orders and genetic mutations that ran families that's put some people at risk and Radiation therapy in childhood also. So that's not good and people who just have a lot moles that increases the risk of developing melanoma. Okay so that brings up a question. If you're somebody that has a lot of moles. How can we tell them? Melanoma from Benign Neva or a normal old mole. What is melanoma look like? Well there are some characteristics that can help us tell good from bad but before we get into those we should probably say see. That doctors aren't really very good at predicting good from bad. I mean we're better than a crap. Shoot you mean better than fifty fifty right but even dermatologists the folks that look at these things all the time. I'm only get it right about seventy percent of the time so means that means if you're a good dermatologists you're still be removing normals. Pretty often right so anyway. There are a couple of tricks they teach you in Moscow to help you get it right one being the ABCD rule. Okay let's see if we can remember that far back as stands for a symmetry if the mole is asymmetric metric. That's not a good time right and be is borders. The borders are irregular. Also not good for color so lots of different colors red white blue also black and gray not good a mole should be just one homogeneous color right not a variety just read is okay just blues okay but not various colors then. D is diameter if the mole is six millimetres wide greater gus worrisome and finally which stands for evolve if you've had them all for years and then suddenly it starts to changing color shape size. Whatever north boy no moles should not evolve? Yeah they should remain uninvolved evolved. Yes also let's not forget. The Ugly Duckling will or one of these things is not like the other rule exactly so if someone has a lot of moles and they all look alike except for one. Maybe that one isn't just a mole and the ones that do look like just them all could also pretend that the potential is there that they could be something. It's very rare but you know we're not saying we're not diagnosing every normal here if it doesn't meet these criteria are not hard and fast. Yes that's true okay. So now everybody out there. Listening has stripped down birthday suit in his examining themselves with magnifying glass. Thanks for the mental energy me my pleasure but the thing is dermatologists are really working to improve public awareness of skin cancers I including melanomas true for good reason over the past twenty to thirty years a number of cases of melanoma has just skyrocketed in fact the number of invasive melanoma Mama cases has doubled from nineteen eighty to two thousand eleven which is scary because these are later stage melanomas the ones with a bad prognosis. Yeah but here's the deal. Most people think this is due to increased diagnosis from screening not a true increase in the number of cases. Well then we have a problem. I mean if the number of cases week diagnosed has doubled old because we're doing a better job screaming than we should see a corresponding decrease in mortality. Exactly but that's not what's happening. Mortality has decreased only a very little bit certainly not close. Goes to what you would expect with such a huge jump in diagnoses. And here's the other thing. The United States Preventative Services Task Force the USPS T.F. The the folks at review the body of research on a topic to see what the scientists telling us. These folks don't recommend screening. Let me repeat that they don't recommend screening. There's just not enough evidence evidence to say it really works so we're diagnosing more and more melanomas but it's not really affecting mortality. People are dying almost as much as before right and this is something. We're starting to see fairly early regularly and medicine. These days across many specialties We want to believe it. Screening the general population for cancers works. But this may not always be the case. Yes yes so the risks of not screening. We get you'll miss a cancer if it's early enough to do something about it but the risks of screening or not as well known or appreciated right and we've talked about this on previous podcast screen and can lead to false positives unnecessary procedures increased cost to patients inside in general anxiety pain suffering. All those things get so maybe we need to not necessarily screen more people but screen the right people right screen people who have a higher risk of the disease than the general population. Okay but it's not all doom and gloom in fact there's some really good news out there about MELANOMAS. There is for one. The number of melanomas diagnosed in young people is going down. We're seeing it less and less and young folks not exactly sure why this is happening. Maybe it's due to increased emphasis on prevention. I mean I was out there with baby oil on my kids. Were not out there with baby. Yeah so there's there's a big difference right there yeah. Meeting more people stayed out of the sun or covered up. More people wearing sunscreen. That kind of thing. Yeah I slathered sunscreen on my kids way more than my parents ever did for me. I was religious about a real then still there were a few cents sunburns in their same. Because we're so pale but well. I'm wondering if you've been getting questions from friends and family lately about the safety of Sunscreen because of that study the FDA publish this yeah right so this is a study that showed chemicals in sunscreens are absorbed systemically Klay levels at the FDA would normally require choir phase one through three testing before approving exactly. So here's the thing we have no idea what these chemicals are up to. And our body wants to gibbs or maybe they're up to nothing they're totally harmless more. Maybe not we just don't know but we do know that using sunscreen prevents skin cancer sir. That's not in doubt so we need more studies. That what I hear you saying. We need more studies to figure out what's going on. But until then dermatologists are recommending. Continued it to use sunscreen because the benefits are so great. Yeah and the risks are basically unknown. If you're really freaked out about it you can use zinc oxide based or titanium oxide Bay sunscreens trains. Those aren't absorbed. They just sit on the top of the skin right there barriers. But don't stop protecting yourself from the Sun. We knew the benefits to some protection. So keep up the good work mom and
Your USP Can Be And Should Be Variable
"Here's a little thing on learning from this Corona Virus Your U. S. P. can be and should be variable Like everybody else. I've been watching the hysteria around this corona virus. I and the one thing that I'm noticing is that when they talk about prevention the biggest thing they talk about his hygiene food hygiene coughing and sneezing hygiene washing. Your oh hands hygiene. It's all about hygiene and a few years ago. I wrote a post about how branding can be the sole of Your Business and how you need to define what your value value proposition on your brand proposition. You'll value proposition. Is the thing the benefits that you offer to people. The brand proposition is which part of those benefits that you communicate so one of the things that I referenced in that article was that if you're a spa having a good hygiene standards is probably not something. That really matters does in this part of your value proposition. But it's almost expected it's the norm and so making that part of your brand proposition. Which is where you use P kind of comes from? It doesn't really make sense because hygiene is minimum table stakes effectively in that kind of environment. But here's the thing what I referenced in. That article was unless there is some sort of outbreak. And of course what's happening now. We have an outbreak. And so I- Reagan. If I was in SPA business if I was in food business if I was in a hotel business if I was in an alien business staggers me. That aligns haven't come out and talk more about what they do on the planes to clean them to sanitize them to sterilize at the end before you land they come through and you know. Have the the spray to disinfect. The cabin not sure how effective that is. Not No but it would be a prime opportunity for airlines to actually talk about that and make that hygiene the US P at a time when people are paranoid about traveling and travelers if an alien was to come out with a US P that he's we are the most hygienic airplane line. Then I don't know I think that would actually be a really interesting point of difference at this time and so it says to me that Al.. US US pays a unique selling propositions of things that we talk about. which makes us different from everybody else? They're the things that I think need to be variable depending depending on the market conditions as the market deviates and changes. We need to change with it. So don't think the USPA has to be stuck in the one place and never change age. I actually think. US should be variable. It can be very actually think it should be
"usps" Discussed on The Good News Podcast
"I'm safe safe this time of year. We start to think about what we're thankful for potentially the giving of gifts. Yeah Oh yes some some gifts I would like to tell you about the USPS the Postal Service Operation Santa. I don't know about you but I really enjoyed writing letter to Santa when I was a young Ling and some people are less fortunate than others. That is understood and you can adopt a letter from someone who has potentially fallen on rough times a family who could use a little bit of support you can adopt their letter and send them them a gift from Santa with the help of the. US Postal Service. That it's a great idea. I would encourage you to check out. US PS operation. Santa Dot Com. The Post Office has always done fun stuff around Santa Yup. They've got to take advantage of that. Yeah it's a huge marketing. Yeah and it really. If it's in their funnel of the thing that they do yeah absolutely packages to places. This sodas. Santa Sodas Santa Santa. Did you ever write Santa for anything when you were a child. Yeah Oh yeah. Do you remember what you wrote for. No not at the top of my head. What Am I? Ah Favorite Toys. Growing up was easy bake oven. ooh Yeah and I'm sure I got that from Santa of course Fianna rates Santa Right she doesn't right right some. She writes some letters down. Yes do you. What's the household policians? Santa would would you mean like well I mean Santa comes comes so the gist is that he gets cookies that get left out and then also carrots. Let's get left out for Rudolph. Yeah or the reindeer just the reindeer. The other thing rid of really earned it. Yes I mean. He's the one leading the way. The other I think tradition in our house is the day before Christmas Christmas Eve in the morning. The elves actually come and drop off Pajamas Jamat for everybody so then everybody has Christmas. pyjama matching their Ahmat djing perfect. And if there's snow on the ground you'll see the little l.. It's that's very good and they usually them outside. For some reason the Alps do not come into the House L.. Their dirty dirty they're working. They've been making toys for months and months. They're covered in dust and grime. You don't want them in your house. Fianna is really funny about Santa. She she is not impressed with Santa.
NYC and California sue USPS over shipping illegal cigarettes
"California and New York officials have joined forces in a lawsuit demanding that the US postal service comply with laws to stop the illegal shipment of cigarettes since the U. S. the action was filed in federal court in New York with the approval of California Attorney General have you ever Sir the suit alleges the US postal service continues to allow shipment of thousands of cartons of foreign made cigarettes into the U. S. along the manufacturers to evade paying taxes on the sales and undercutting anti smoking efforts in those two states the lawsuit seeks a court order forcing the U. S. P. S. to abide by the terms of the prevent all cigarette trafficking act passed in twenty ten and season destroy illegal cigarettes with their detectives port of ordinary mail shipments the post office is not offered any response for the filing of the
USPS is testing out self-driving mail trucks
"The next leg of the journey from the drawing board to the highways begun for driverless vehicle technology, California, startup company, producing anonymous trucks, and they've signed a major client. The eighteen Wheeler that just pulled into a US postal service facility in Dallas did have a person in the driver's seat, but it didn't necessarily need one. The truck looks normal, except for all the cameras mounted on the outside, but it's been modified by a company called to simple who's promotional video says to simplest trucks drive themselves from depot. Along highways streets and through traffic like no other technology to supposed office has begun a pilot program, moving mail and packages in autonomous trucks between Phoenix and Dallas, a one thousand mile trip. One way despite years of engineering, and millions of miles of testing the technology is not perfect. Jake Nelson the director of traffic safety, advocacy and research at the AAA says driverless systems like the one used by two simple. Rely on visual cues in the environment that technology will not function properly, if that camera is covered up by snow or by heavy rain or ice when it is working properly, driverless truck can make smarter quicker decisions than a human. It's no secret that the postal service is bleeding money, using driverless, eighteen wheelers to make long-haul deliveries of packages and mail. The USPS hopes to cut fuel costs and increase efficiency over the course of the two week pilot program, a safety driver, and an engineer will be in the cab. But that may change
Cruise Lines Set Sights On Solo Travelers
"This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes simple online makes it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW w daily. From wonder I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this Thursday night once upon a time time not that long ago. It was a weird thing to take vacation alone. So though, travelers often felt stigmatized and even if they didn't it typically costs more to travel alone than as part of a couple. Well, the travel world is finally catching up to a trend. That's changed pretty quickly more and more of us are deciding to get away from everything and that means everyone to a full twenty five percent of millennials planned to take a solo trip in the next twelve to twenty four months, according to a recent study and data from Pinterest shows that searches on solo traveled shot up six hundred percent in twenty eighteen alone. According to British newspaper, the telegraph, clearly there are more and more solo travelers everywhere, including in places, you'd think would be the last welcome solitary adventures. Cruise ships cruising has been particularly difficult for single travellers like hotel, rooms cabins are price for double occupancy until recently a single traveller would have to pay what's called a single supplement. That's an additional charge of ten to one hundred percent intended to make up for the losses. Cruise lines incur when you travel so those single supplements can make taking a cruise prohibitively expensive. But in two thousand ten Norwegian cruise lines noticed an uptick of single travelers and decided to try catering to their smaller budgets. The company added studio sized cabins to its Norwegian epic ship that move made history reports Conde nast traveler magazine now at least five Norwegian cruise ships offer studios and not in paltry numbers either. There are eighty two rooms for one on the Norwegian escape and Norwegian bliss ships not to be outdone Royal Caribbean now offers studio state rooms on at least three of its ships. Quantum of the seas ovation of the season anthem of the seas. And they're priced without the dreaded single supplement other luxury. Cruise lines have followed from Canard which operates the Queen Mary two the river cruise specialist American cruise lines, but the trend is still young solo travelers will still spend as much as double for a cabin on many cruise ships so booking that relaxing, ocean-going vacation should be done very very carefully. But once you've secured that budget state room, there may be few things more lovely than several days at sea. Good book and Margarita in hand alone. From one this business wars daily. Hey, crews on over to wondering dot com slash survey palace. A little bit about yourself, would you? We'd love knowing who you are. We promise we'll give you some amount. Thanks for listening. I'm David Brown. Will see you tomorrow. This episode of business daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes with sin pro online from Pitney Bowes, you can send everything from packages two overnights letters without leaving your office right from your desk for his low as four dollars ninety nine cents per month, French shipping, labels and stamps from your own printer easily compare rates using send pros online software, get special USPS savings for letters and priority, mail shipping. Plus, you can track all of your shipments and get Email notifications when they've arrived. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BWI. Ellie?
To Those Who Wait: Sargento Delivers Pizza, Months After Ordering
"This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes simple online makes it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW w daily. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this Wednesday may eighth. They say good things. Come to those who wait now are Gento the cheese companies putting that idea to the test with a new line of fresh hot pizzas that take up to eighteen months for delivery. What can't wait that long? Well to highlight its new line of age cheeses, sir. Gento created a website where customers could order one of four kinds of pizza each with its own wait time. Why those ordering on the site slowest pizza, delivery dot com will get their pies. When the cheese finishes aging. You'll get your talion cheese pizza in four months, but that MAC and cheddar pizza you're looking at a weight of up to eighteen months pizzas. Made with Gouda or parmesan will arrive in about six or fourteen months respectively. Perhaps unsurprisingly so Gentles ad offering the world's slowest pizza has a backdrop of really slow music. And well, pretty slow voice over artist offers, you reasons why waiting so long is a good thing are slow pizza. Delivery is perfect for planning future pizza parties. Fortieth birthday coming up order now for your forty. I just found out you're pregnant will deliver it to the delivery. Don't have any friends to share a large pizza with don't worry. You'll have eighteen months to find them. The stunt confined to one hundred customers in the Chicago area is a nifty way for Sar Gento to direct attention to its new upscale cheeses at more than a billion dollars in revenue. The Wisconsin company is said to be one of the largest privately held companies in America, but it's tiny compared to multibillion dollar rival Kraft. Heinz sergeant does introduction of age cheese is a smart one as shoppers increasingly ditch process cheeses, like crafts American cheese for fancier, more expensive and more flavorful cheese and now's a good time for our Gento to make strides against the originator of cheese whiz. Kraft Heinz prioritizing cost cutting over innovation had a meltdown of a year. Its share price dropped almost in half since twenty seventeen the Wall Street Journal reported a new incoming CEO said he needs to revive the company's dusty brands his words, not ours. Like other big processed food companies craft is struggling to keep up with the head snapping pace of change in America. Tastes, but privately held businesses can often adapt more quickly, which is what sergeant oh was doing with its new reserve cheeses is just making a point of doing it, very very slowly. I'm wondering this is business wars daily. Good things. Come to those who wait don't, you know, but you can always subscribe to our show for free and apple podcast will podcast, Stitcher or Spotify and get instant delivery. Just when you need it. Thanks for listening. I'm David Brown will see tomorrow. This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes with sent pro online from Pitney Bowes, you can send everything from packages two overnights letters without leaving your office right from your desk for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents per month, French shipping, labels and stamps from your own printer easily compare rates using send pros online software, get special USPS savings for letters and priority, mail shipping. Plus, you can track all of your shipments and get Email notifications when they've arrived. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW daily.
Marriott Courts Airbnbs Customers -- with Castle Rentals
"This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes simple online makes it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW deli. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this Tuesday may seven for those looking to get a jump on the hottest travel destinations for summer consider a ten thousand dollar night Irish castle or how about a Lake Tahoe mountain home. Perhaps these are two of the luxury properties that Marriott has just started offering as part of a brand new home sharing business. The posh digs are far cry from the air mattresses on the floor origins of Airbnb, but Airbnb is now worth about thirty five billion dollars. And as a rival is a thorn in Marriott side until recently Marriott was perceived to be the biggest company in the lodging business with about one point three million rooms, but with five to six million properties available for rent will Airbnb is now the largest lodging operator in the country that according to the Wall Street Journal, the upshot of so much. Sumer choice, Marriott and other hotel chains have been losing a couple of percentage points in revenue in major cities were home. Shares are abundant that sting so much that Marriott has decided to expand its definition of lodging and try to beat Airbnb at its own game. But you're not likely to find rooms in other people's houses or super cheap urban studios for Marriott called homes in villas by Marriott. The new service will offer three night and up stays in two thousand high end properties around the world, the luxurious spaces in Marietta roster are already managed by property managers. Not by homeowners. Trying to make a few extra bucks Marriott has good reasons to fashion it service this way hotel customers, don't like inconsistency. Which by definition is the hallmark of home shares to assure cleanliness amenities and to meet hotel safety codes Marietta's sneaking it's toll into the water gingerly. Airbnb exects or nothing if not savvy, however as Mary edges closer to home sharing Airbnb is sliding into hotel territory. That's right in March Airbnb announced that it will pay about four hundred sixty five million dollars to acquire hotel tonight. That's a last minute hotel booking service in the war between hotels and home. Shares Marriott has one weapon that Airbnb doesn't at least so far frequent travelers love their loyalty points. And Mary says it's rewards program will work no matter what kind of property you stay in. That is reserved that Irish castle and you'll get points, you can use it any other Marriott property, whether it's the Ritz Carlton or a Marriott courtyard on the jersey shore as both Airbnb and hotel chains realize they're in same business, providing travellers with roofs over their heads will Airbnb suddenly develop loyalty program of its own. Those of us who rely on home sharing who. Sure hope so. Brom wondering this business wars daily, if you're a loyal subscriber. Thank you so much, and please share the show with your friends and show them. How to subscribe, would you? I'm David Brown. We'll see you tomorrow. This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes with sent pro online from Pitney Bowes, you can send everything from packages. Two overnights at letters without leaving your office right from your desk for his low as four dollars ninety nine cents per month, French shipping, labels and stamps from your own printer easily compare rates using send pros online software, get special USPS savings for letters and priority, mail shipping. Plus, you can track all of your shipments and get Email notifications when they've arrived. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW w daily.
Obamas Announce Netflix Slate; Oprah Teases Interview Show
"This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes simple online makes it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW deli. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on a Monday morning. It's nice to have something to look forward to even if it's just TV and in that regard last week gave us a lot to look forward to the Obamas announced their initial Netflix lineup while Oprah talked up the productions coming from her team for apple the Obamas company higher ground productions will produce fiction and nonfiction ranging from a bio pic about abolitionist Frederick Douglass to a period drama set in postwar, New York issues of race class democracy and civil rights will be prominent, but there's even a show for preschoolers in the works about healthy. Eating wonder who came up with that one their initial lineup of four TV series too documentaries in one feature film will be released over the next several years according to net flicks Formosa who announced a partnership with apple last summer, expect a docu series on. Mental health, and what she calls the world's largest book club in a tease to her millions of fans last week, she hinted to the Hollywood reporter that she may even launch another interview program now as we already know the streaming field is getting rather crowded and more. So by the day while the net flicks, apple rivalry, appears fears. Both will also have to contend with Disney's new streaming service Disney plus apple TV, plus is expected to go live in the fall Disney. Plus will enter the fray, November twelve the perennial question is how many streaming services will one customer pay for to make sure the answer is many. These companies are racing to outdo each. Other with compelling, original content rivalry can be a very great thing for viewers. But in a surprise PR twist, apple and net. Looks are now saying, hey, we're all friends here. Just like chums Oprah and the Obamas. Right. Netflix. Hold only about ten percent of the US streaming market right now in chairman Reed Hastings said last week, he welcomes his new competitors. Apple CEO, Tim cook. Also acting like a polite dinner guest last week. He told shareholders there's plenty of room for everyone. And that he sees apple TV, plus as a service that will coexist alongside the others a perfect Orme meal for TV viewers. From wondering this is business wars daily. If you like our show, we sure would appreciate a review and a rating on your favorite podcast, Dave Brownback tomorrow. This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes with sin pro online from Pitney Bowes, you can send everything from packages two overnights letters without leaving your office, right? From your desk for his lowest four dollars ninety nine cents per month, French shipping, labels and stamps from your own printer easily compare rates using send pros online software, get special USPS savings for letters and priority, mail shipping. Plus, you can track all of your shipments and get Email notifications when they've arrived. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BWI. Dealy?
Slack Chooses Rare Strategy for IPO
"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes. They make it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale. But only by visiting PB dot com slash b w daily. From wonder I'm David Brown. And this is business daily on this Tuesday, April night, no doubt, you've heard of slack the app that helps you communicate with your co workers. There's even a good chance that you're one of the ten million people who used it with the tool now almost everywhere it should come. As no surprise that the Silicon Valley company plans to go public this summer. What may surprise? You though is how slack plans to do it on the new York Stock Exchange using a rare method called a direct listing. Okay. Now for a very compressed lesson on how does work and what's different about this one typically companies going public higher big investment banks to underwrite their offerings. That means the banks purchase shares of the company stock ahead of opening day at a particular price. And then sell those shares at the time of the IPO. This does important things for most companies it sets an opening price for the stock and raise capital. Also in a typical IPO existing investors like employees are blocked from trading. Any shares for some time off in about three months. That's not what happens in a direct listing in a direct listing. There is no underwriter investors. Simply purchase stock from the exchange once the companies declared public so while the company stands to save a ton of money in these paid bankers the outcome of the offering is less certain the public sets the value for good or ill companies that go the direct route are taking a chance which is why it's so uncommon but more and more tech companies with high valuations are going direct slack follow Spotify, which went public on the new York Stock Exchange last year and since slack is currently valued at more than seven billion dollars and has almost a billion dollars of cash in the Bank. The company's pretty confident that investors will pay a good price. And that draws us back to slack itself. It's obviously doing well. While most customers use slacks free service, eighty five thousand companies are now paying for its premium products slack seems to be riding on top of the world. But the company has challengers one of the biggest is Microsoft which released its teams apple about two years ago in direct competition with slack. According to the motley fool, Microsoft, says half a million organizations are using it including more than ninety percent of fortune one hundred companies that's enough to put slack on a little shakier ground, or at least to spur both companies to keep building new features and lure users away from each other. The motley fool stresses though that once you're on a communication platform with your colleagues. Switching the whole group is no fun. So stealing market share from your competitors is hard, which might just be what slack is counting on. From wondering this is business wars daily. Hey, if you're on slack or teams, send a note to your channel and tell them to subscribe to business daily white. I'm Jay, thanks. I'm David Brown. We'll see you tomorrow. This episode of business was daily is brought to you by sin pro online from Pitney Bowes simple online makes it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male, plus you can print shipping, labels and stamps, right? From your desk with San pro software. You can compare rates between shipping carriers and gain access to special USPS savings. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale. But only by visiting PB dot com slash b w daily. That's PB dot com slash BW daily.
Square Lets Baseball Fans Order Snacks from Their Seats
"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes. They make it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale. But only by visiting PB dot com slash b w daily. From wondering, I'm David Brown and this business wars daily on this Monday, April eight well, just call it Murphy's law. You're sitting in your seat at the baseball game. The sun is beating down and nothing is happening time for a beer and a snack. Right. So you clamber over your seat mates and make your way to a concession stand. Only to get stuck in a long line. Then you hear it a huge roar from the crowd. Figures your team would get a home run while you're gone. Well, here's a way to shorten your time away from the game square the credit card swiping at has teamed up with the Washington nationals baseball team and the Levy restaurant group to let you order a meal and drink from your seat. You'll downloaded app called caviar from which you can order Chinese food biscuits or Rahman from a few of the nationals concession stands. Notably. No frankfurters baseball teams don't like to compete with their wondering hotdog vendors, you see when your food is ready. You'll get an alert and still have to go pick it up. But at least you'll skip the long line roving hotdog hawkers will also be able to take orders with square terminals allowing you to pay them without cash. The Washington nationals rolled out the new system on their opening day against the New York Mets. The nationals are hardly the first to try to make ordering game day meals a little easier. The Philadelphia Phillies rolled out a similar at bay services long ago as twenty ten but with spotty wifi. It didn't. At work. Very well that's been a problem in many areas as many vendors test out mobile ordering last summer the Phillies. Tested, a text based system fans. Watching a game could use their iphone camera to Scana QR code on the seat back in front of them up would Papa menu a beer and water on apple business. Chat, which comes standard in newer. I phones tap on your choices pay with Apple Pay and wallah vendor delivers your drink. The system was only available in certain sections as the Philadelphia Inquirer reported an idea literally out of left field. More arenas are trying at that smartphone system now, but in some places, if he wireless signals remain in obstacle, some surveys have shown that when wireless ordering is available at sporting events fans down considerably more food and drink, which is one good reason. Why carriers will eventually upright sports arenas to five? G? The next generation of wireless networks once five Jesus place. It shouldn't matter whether. You're in left field or behind home plate when you decide to order that extra large coke in the third inning. Sounds like a home run to me. From this is business wars daily. Hey, if you think we're hitting home runs, would you take a minute and give us a five star rating on your favorite podcast app. Thanks bunch. I'm David Brown back with you tomorrow. This episode of business was daily is brought to you by Centro online from Pitney Bowes Centro online makes it easy to save time and money, no matter what you ship or male, plus you can print shipping, labels and stamps, right? From your desk with San pro software. You can compare rates between shipping carriers and gain access to special USPS savings. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale, but only by visiting PB dot com slash BW daily. That's PB dot com slash BW daily.
In-flight Wireless Charging: Packing Power With Cordless Chargers
"USPS's coming in. It's coming quickly. And so is wireless charging which is a kind of a rare circumstance where the airline seating and enter taint industry is kind of not not going to say their head of the charge because another pun. Ci wireless has been around for a long time. But now that Apple's adopted it it's thing, and we're not ten years behind are. We we are not it's going to be really interesting business class only for the most part just as you need physical space on the shelf to put this could directly put it like behind the Panasonic had it built into the tray table, those astronomy. But it's not frac nor even behind the like netting CPAC but much harder thing to do. I'm just I don't know. I'm interested by it. But there's a really really. I don't I probably I don't have a phone that supports and I never thought about it. Too much needed sports. Yeah. And it's only business class. So I get excited by it. But for the rest of us who want to charge our phones with a USB cable like normal Lufthansa Technik has a new option. Oh boy. Do they ever do they ever? And so one of the challenges with installing in-flight power or NC power systems as you've gotta run wires under the floorboards wires are expensive heavy and you had a poll out to do it. You gotta mount things to the to do it. And so what if you could draw off existing wiring and not have to move any seats to get a power suspense? They'd probably be cheaper. Right.
OK Cupid Uses Game of Thrones to Match Love Interests
"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes. They make it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale. But only by visiting PB dot com slash b w daily. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this TGI Friday, April fit, you know, what it's like you go on a first date and find that the only things you have in common or your neighborhood and a fondness for hiking. When she added those the conversation Peters out painfully over French fries. Figuring out what makes people attracted to one. Another is the unanswered question of the dating world apps attack it in wildly different ways, some profound some well. Let's just say not so much. Okay. Cupid for example, asks a million questions these questions are often blush worthy. But entertaining, they're asked in an effort to narrow down your interests to Manusha. Now, they're asking yet. One more question about one of the most popular fantasy TV series of all time HBO's game of thrones. For the next couple of months. Okay. Cupid is banking on the idea. That our TV preferences may tell us something about our real life desires recently. Okay. Sees data. Scientists noted that more than two million users mentioned game of thrones on their dating profiles. So okay. See has made a special game of thrones badge that fans can add to their profiles. Now, there's a conversation starter for that. I ate like reading your horoscope users can also discern supposed correlations between favorite game of thrones characters and the type of lover they hope to attract now all this may sound silly. But scientists have long puzzled over the dilemma of chemistry without drawing final conclusions about what brings us together. But whether the game of thrones campaign will result in marriage in babies may in fact, be irrelevant as a marketing tactic anything that generates publicity for dating site is serious business, the online dating industries highly competitive, okay? See owner match group has been buying up competitive. Sites for years building, a real life dynasty one target that has so far spurned matches advances is woman Centric site bumble which claims to have about forty five million users CEO Whitney Wolfe heard has said she's considering an IPO not only has she turned match down so far, but the two companies are fighting legal battles over intellectual property rights. We'll okay. So you track new users with its game of thrones appeal giving match group that much more power in ability to defend its realm or is the campaign timed with a hugely hyped TV shows final season, simply an attention getter. For investors observers more interested in money than matchmaking. That's the cliffhanger to watch. From wondering this business wars daily. This week's episodes were written edited and produced by Elaine, Appleton grant, Emma court lend is our editor producer, our executive producer is Marshall Louis created by earn on Lopez or wondering, I'm David Brown. Rosie next week. This episode of business was daily is brought to you by sin pro online from Pitney Bowes Centro online makes it easy to save time and money, no matter what you ship or male, plus you can print shipping, labels and stamps, right? From your desk with sent pro software. You can compare rates between shipping carriers and gain access to special USPS savings. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale, but only by visiting PB dot com slash BWI daily. That's PB dot com slash BW daily.
Upstart Game-Based Testing Company Tries to Unseat SAT
"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes. They make it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale. But only by visiting PB dot com slash b w daily. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this Thursday, April four for years, the SAT and the ACT have been de standard tests perspective college students had to take to get into school. In fact, they've been so ubiquitous that it rarely occurs to the average test taker that these assessments are big business, the SAT comes from the college board a billion dollar membership association consisting of about six thousand colleges and universities. Another billion dollar nonprofit ACT Inc. Administers the ICT, of course. But as last month college admission scandal showed these tests are vulnerable to cheating. Rick singer that scams ringleader bribe test proctors and in other ways enabled students to cheat on the tests often unwittingly now a twenty seven year old entrepreneurs challenging the SAT ACT status at the time. Top of the admissions food chain and she's doing it with a new kind of test one that feels like playing video game. Rebecca, chanter a Harvard drop-out launched Los Angeles testing company imbalance in two thousand sixteen so far investors have put in more than twenty three million dollars Kantar in her crew or using the money to develop game based simulations of an ecological environment. The simulations which change for every test taker are intended to assess how students actually think and make decisions in contrast Kantar argues, the ACT an SAT only test knowledge already learned she feels those tests are outdated. They don't assess the cognitive creative and decision making skills. Adults need in the workplace. She told Bloomberg BusinessWeek imbalances college, admissions tests are still in development, but the management company MacKenzie is already giving different imbalance test job applicants. Alongside its more traditional standardized tests toppling the reign of the ACT and the SAT would be no small feat. The first SAT was administered in nineteen twenty six the ACT is a relative youngster in comparison. It was first given in nineteen Fifty-nine while both exams have evolved. Slowly over the years. They remained fundamentally the same as they've been for generations Kantar and other critics feel strongly that the tests are also discriminatory. They say that the SAT and the ACT favor white students from wealthy families as these students have the money for tutoring and test prep programs, but with fifty parents, sports coaches and others caught in the FBI college admission sting last month. Many more is are on elite schools and the admissions business surrounding them. Maybe the time is right for a young upstart entrepreneur to disrupt a century old business. From wondering this is business wars daily. Hey, take a second and give us a five star rating on your favorite podcast app. Willia- ratings and reviews will help people find this. We're glad you're listening. I'm David Brown back with you tomorrow. This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by sin pro online from Pitney Bowes simple online makes it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male, plus you can print shipping, labels and stamps, right? From your desk with sent pro software. You can compare rates between shipping carriers and gain access to special USPS savings. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale. But only by visiting PB dot com slash w daily. That's PB dot com slash BW daily.
A New Green Deal: CVS To Sell CBD
"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes. They make it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale. But only by visiting PB dot com slash b w daily. From wondering, I'm David Brown and this business wars daily on this Wednesday, March twenty seventh. Well, CVS is going green the company recently announced, but don't expect to see any solar panels. At least not anytime soon. This shift is more of an herbal variety. That's right. The nation's largest pharmacy chain plans to start selling products infused with cannabis the retailers taking on a brand of products infused with cannabis all or CBD marijuana or hemp derivative that has no THC in it THC's, the active ingredient in marijuana that makes people high last Wednesday CVS announce that will start selling CBD lotions, skin patches and other topical products from a company called cure, Elif holdings. It'll carry the line in eight hundred stores in eight states as more and more states legalized cannabis and its derivatives CBD's popularity has been growing it's seen as something of a cure all for a wide range of ailments ranging from anxiety to. Chronic pain to acne to even cancer symptoms? There are a few FDA approved medicines containing CBD one for epilepsy. Another for anorexia and a couple for cancer patients. But it's long been illegal to use federal dollars to study marijuana. And therefore there's been little researched on that would prove the vast number of claims around the CBD benefits still with all the buzz, but will has been showing up in everything from coffee and beer to jelly beans, and even dog food that kind of growth, and the associated revenues has hardly escaped CVS notice the companies jumping into the market only a few months after congress passed a farm Bill that legalized commercial sales of hemp based products along with selling various forms of CBD cure leaf claims to be the country's largest chain of marijuana dispensaries. It's worth noting that people who have been buying CBD based products. Elsewhere. May not think of them as medicine, but that perception could be wildly different for pharmacy customers who could expect that CVS pharmacists have expertise around how to dose CBD oil. The FDA has not approved the use of CBD in foods or dietary supplements and the legality or the perception of it remains murky on the same day that CVS announced it's purely partnership federal agents raided stores in Texas seizing marijuana and hundreds of pounds of CBD oil, the legal confusion didn't restrain the exuberance with which CVS announcement was greeted cure leaf is a public company it stopped jumped seventeen percent and the news could also bolster CVS in. It's endless rivalry with Walgreens today that chain has an announced anything similar, but if the green gold rush, we've been seeing doesn't slow down seeing CBD pop up at Walgreens and other major chains. Assume would hardly come as a surprise. From wondering this is business wars daily. Hey, we would love to know more about you. Take a second. Visit one dot com slash survey. An answer just a couple of quick questions widget. We appreciate it. Thanks so much. I'm David brow. We'll see tomorrow. This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes central online makes it easy to save time and money, no matter what you ship or male, plus you can print shipping, labels and stamps, right? From your desk with Centro software. You can compare rates between shipping carriers and gain access to special USPS savings. You can try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale. But only by visiting PB dot com slash w daily. That's PB dot com slash BW daily.
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"Thank you all right another segment for tacky share the harbaugh's podcasts were here with usps personality charlotte legend man of many talents marty smith mardi you're number two four year what are you looking to do better and improve on this year with with our team here on our international trip well the the number one thing that i need to make sure is that we we have great diplomatic relations with other countries and so if i can do my part by pronouncing things correctly by ordering my coffee correctly which by the way i don't mind tire coffee in my lap this morning that was unfortunate it was not not especially comfortable i will say though i love this i love that coach does this appreciate the commitment that you guys have to doing it and i feel like you know he took some grief about it last year some people were very critical of him for subjecting the players to more football than they typically might be subjected to and i talked to chase win of it at the eiffel tower on friday today saturday on friday the first day we were here and i asked him about the opportunity and he said that he told coach when you guys boarded the plane to come over to paris that he appreciated so much the opportunity to do it and not only did it not negatively impact his love for football it in fact inspired him to work harder i said well why he said well it shows me the opportunity that's out there and i felt like that was such a great testament to what's going on and i genuinely believe that anybody who's critical of it i just i just don't understand i we we definitely enjoyed it last year and and are in the process of enjoying it this year now you've got some redemption on the paintball grounds that you're looking to take care of here i'm gonna take care coach pep hamilton's asks mine i'm coming for you pip last year i was hunkered down by this bunker and pep came screaming up behind me and just blasted me right in the top of my head so i got my own and right now out here at this clinic i'm already sizing him up i've been doing jilani drills of in doing plow metrics i've been doing box jumps jump jumps up into box jumps so that i'm prepared it's all man.