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"Remember the joy of unwrapping a thoughtful gift that was just the right fit for you? Well, being a caregiver doesn't diminish that need, it just changes it. Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, who brings with her an array of gift giving ideas for caregivers and those living with dementia. Our conversation zigzags through a spectrum of unique gifts, focusing on both physical items and shared experiences. Welcome to Fading Memories, a podcast for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. I'm your host, Jennifer Fink. My mom had Alzheimer's for 20 years, and when I went looking for answers, I had to start a podcast to find them. Join me as we navigate the challenges of dementia caregiving together. This podcast is your beacon of support and empowerment. Let's share our experiences, find solace, and discover the strength within us. Get ready to embark on a transformative caregiving journey with Fading Memories. 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I was on your show a while ago, but you haven't been online. Yes, vice versa. Yes, I love Fading Memories and I love that it's part of the whole care network. Definitely, so. We're all part of the same family. So you've been podcasting for six years as well, right? Yep, I'm in my sixth season. I launched in November's National Family Caregivers Month. So happy National Family Caregivers Month, everybody. And that was a launch. I try to do some kind of special every year, but I think I don't really have a launch this year. Just keep on keeping on. I've been really focusing on the speaking part of my business and really trying to get out there as far as reaching different companies and organizations to scale the caregiving support. Yes, it's definitely something we need. So where should we start? Do you wanna start with gifts for caregivers or gifts for people living with dementia? Let's, I mean, I'm always one to put the caregivers first. So like - Sounds like a plan. Yeah, so I think when it comes to buying gifts for caregivers, anything is probably going to be appreciated, right? We're just so grateful that somebody has been thinking about us and has us top of mind. But there's a lot of different things you can do, I think, for a family caregiver. And of course I also like self -care focused ones because not only are you giving them a gift, but you're giving them a tool of something that can help them mitigate burnout. So anything from like stuff that they would use like every day, we just had this in the fall, we have a sister's weekend and we do this favorite things party. Have you ever heard of that? Where we decided we were gonna each bring three things. We were gonna be $25 or less. This might be a great idea for someone to do as a swap exchange for their book club or their caregiver support group or whatnot. But I brought three of the same things. We kind of presented them, they're not wraps. But I got a lot of good ideas there this year for things like we had the things to clean our glasses, which would be a good thing for, they're called peeps. They're good for caregivers and for care recipients. Anybody who's wearing sunglasses even because they get grody, right? Very practical gift constantly. And then we had things like I'm wearing it now, actually. I love this Maybelline Lifter Gloss. It's affordable, it tastes good. Not that you're eating it, but you're gonna get some in your mouth on something. Smells good, it stays on decent. So I had brought that as part of mine. And then there was some cool body scrubs and lotions from, I think it was called La La Licious. So I think anything that can help us, oh, a boom stick was another one. It was like stuff that, this would be a very handy little makeup tool for a caregiver because you can put some quick color on your face, you can use it on your lips. Like it's one of those try it anywhere type of things. That's something you could like throw in your purse or your bag and when you look in the mirror and go, oh, it kind of looks so painful. Emergency, emergency. Yeah, put it, throw it in your self care tote. So I think little things like that, everybody's got different budgets these days as far as stuff that you can use. We did this, I do a Happy Healthy Caregiver virtual cafe is kind of every other month I do different kind of support where I wanna do some kind of a unique event for caregivers and introduce them to something. We had a Zentangle consultant come and teach us how to Zentangle. And it's basically like you're creating patterns. It's an abstract art, but it's very meditative. And she had given away as part of a prize this Sakura Zentangle artist tool set, it's like $20. But the thing with Zentangle is you use these little paper and you use like a micro tip pen. And so it's the little kit for that. And I like it because it's portable. You could throw it again in a self -care tote bag and pull it out just to kind of like, I need a mindful moment quick. Cause I'm a journaler, I love my journal of course, but I got that here too, the Just For You daily self -care journal, it's a prompted journal. And this is one form of meditation and doing that, but the Zentangle and an art journaling is another type of where it just gives you calm and peace. I can tell you, I felt very differently at the beginning of that session than I did at the end of the session. So something creative there. But I think too, when you're given a gift for anybody, whether it's a caregiver or care recipient, like just thinking about that person and what they naturally like and what they care about or what they maybe have mentioned to you in conversation could be something that would spark something. I was thinking, unless you know for sure they have a green thumb, don't give people a plant. They don't need something else to take care of. Yeah, I think as caregivers, right, we crave less things to take care of. The only exception I have to that would be the, I did get an AeroGarden one year, it's like for herbs. Right now I have basil, my basil is like taken off. And even if I can't use it in what I'm cooking, cause I'm not like this huge culinary chef, I learned this tip from another caregiver, Lisa Negro, where she said, she rubs it in her hands and smells the basil on her hands. I've been using it to freshen up my garbage disposal. Like I literally take some leaves off of it and put it in there to make it smell better. That's a really good idea. And I have a good idea cause I have the same issue. I have two pots with basil in it. I mentioned the other day, we needed to do a pasta dish with pesto. My husband was like, why? And he's like, oh, nevermind, I know why. Cause the plants are like big. It's pesto time. Yeah, it's like, and that's not something we normally eat a lot of anyway, cause you know, a lot of olive oil, it's not the healthiest sauce, but it is tasty. But I have been making basil mayonnaise and you basically just grind up, I think it's like half a cup of mayo and a third a cup of basil. I just do it to taste cause when I did it per the instructions, it needed a little more basil and I had a little more basil, so I threw it in there. And I am telling you, that is, that makes lunch just - Oh yeah, it's just like a little extra special and all you need is, you know, food processor or you know, maybe a blender, I don't have a blender. So I just use the food processor, grind it up and - Sounds yummy. It is really good and it's, you know, I throw just a touch of lemon juice in it just to kind of give it, you know, a little extra, what do they call it? Brightness, which that's a very strange culinary term, but yeah, it's delicious and it's, you know, you just plop in however much mayonnaise you need and then keep adding basil until it tastes the way you want it to taste, super easy. Never thought to use that. I think like little things like that, where you take something that people are doing all the time and you can maybe elevate it a little bit. So think about like, if someone's a tea drinker, you know, how could you make that special? Like, you know, tea, splurging on teas that they might not buy for themselves or the presentation of it and packaging it all together, maybe with some biscotti or something like that. Like it just like treat them, treat them to something spectacular. I also think anything pampering, like a massage gun or a silk pillowcase or a obviously nail appointment for their, you know, find out from their person where they go for those types of things and a gift certificate to that. I'm a big reader. So like reading is really fun for me, but sometimes, you know, there's lights now that you can get. I don't wanna hold a flashlight at night. I don't necessarily like reading a Kindle book all the time. So, but there's lights that you can light up and I can think of caregivers using that cause sometimes we're doing those things in very precocious types of places. What else would be good? I mean, any kind of activity that you can help encourage. I'm into pickleball recently. Have you tried to explore pickleball, Jennifer? No, there is a big pickleball teams in our community. I have very wacky vision. So I don't have depth perception. I have blazey eye and it wasn't corrected until I was four. So I could very, very much understand my mom's visual processing problems because I have similar ones myself. I don't realize, I know I don't have depth perception, but it's been this way my entire life. So, it's not abnormal for me, but I don't like balls getting hurled at me cause I'm ducking and I'm not trying to hit it back. I could probably play with the hubby, but you'd have to hit the ball gently towards me or else it's not gonna be very fun. Yeah, yeah. Well, I love it cause it's an accessible sport. It's definitely geared, it's for all ages, frankly, but something like that could be fun. Like, hey, let's, I think experiences are amazing. Let's take a pickleball lesson together. Let me take you on a hike. I got you this fun little hat and I looked up a hiking trail, something where you can really be someone's self -care cheerleader and have some kind of an experience together, a cooking class, a lesson of some sort where it's kind of a twofer, right? They're learning something and they're getting away from the caregiving world for a moment. And if you're looking for cooking classes, I did one through King Arthur Baking. It was called Pizza Perfected and it was on Zoom cause they're in freaking Vermont. So I'm not getting there anytime soon. Totally want to go, I use tons of their recipes, but yeah, it's like, I don't know how we got into just really, we really like to make our own pizza at home. We haven't done it for a while cause life, but it's not that hard, especially when somebody walks you through it and they sent you the video after, you know, like the next day. So you got to do it live and I think it was like 40 bucks. It wasn't expensive and it was at least two hours. And I have the video, it's saved in my Dropbox files and I can access it if, you know, cause there's some techniques that you don't necessarily know, you know, and I mean, just learning that technique was worth the 40 bucks, but it was a nice experience. So if you can't get out or, you know, I don't, I live in the Sierra foothills, so I don't live near things, even though I'm only an hour north of the state Capitol. It's like, there's some pros and cons to smaller air, quieter areas, depending on the day, sometimes the cons outweigh the pros, but yeah, there's, and I'm sure there's other places that do online cooking. I bet there are. And even, you know, maybe your person, your caregiver is not a person who enjoys cooking at all. And then, you know, I know for me, I used to dread the question as a sandwich generation working caregiver, like what's for dinner? And I'm like, oh, why do these people have to eat all the time? So something like that could be, you know, a subscription to like the green chef or some kind of prepared meals, or even like a Uber Eats or a DoorDash gift card for those, what are we gonna eat emergencies? I think all of that, I mean, just putting yourself in the mind of all the things, if you're a caregiver listening, like what you wish you had and what would have been helpful for you, having someone mow the lawn, like, or I'm gonna do your laundry this week. Like there's a lot of things too that even if you don't have a budget, like just showing up for someone else and doing something, taking something off of their plate would be amazing. Yeah, you could offer to help put up decorations for the holidays or you could offer to help do some deep spring cleaning, which the only reason that's coming to mind today is my golden retriever goes to the dog park regularly and the dog park has its own lake.
Fresh update on "vermont" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"Stop miller can't touch this yo sound the bell school cool us out if you're at the university of alabama law school can't touch this that's true yeah that's true you have professor professor joist fans you are lucky lucky student all right 27 minutes after the hour yeah good for joist we were talking about the piece you wrote was so powerful just about uh that's what we were saying yesterday right chris like you you can condemn one thing at a time without saying oh but you know etc these you know our friend matt miller who used to be on the show all the time is a state department spokesman now mentioned and he this yesterday about or that um what we talked about yesterday that he hinted that hamas has refused to release all of the hostage during the pause in the war because they don't want the world to know what they did to the captives he said no they have reason no to doubt the reports of hamas sexual violence he said um what the reason this pause fell apart is they don't want those women to be able to talk about what happened to them during their time in custody certainly there's very little that i would put beyond hamas when it comes to treatment of civilians particularly its treatment of women and as we were saying you can't call it this information when they videotaped it themselves and it's just too horrific to even just to talk even about it is just the you know obviously gang rapes and beheadings during gang rapes and many of their legs and pelvises were broken so they obviously couldn't move during the gang rapes some of them had the semen of eight to ten men inside of them you know just horrible stories of torture and humiliations i was saying what in israeli teenager at a concert has what to do with netanyahu's policies absolutely nothing right those are any kind of israel people yeah and so it's just real yeah i mean and you can of course say that it is horrific the bombing and the suffering the palestinian people are going through through but it just you said it yesterday chris that just man the u .n was just really late i mean are you kidding you and know i was saying in companies that somehow they had a comment like they aren't innocent civilians because you don't like some of israel's policies and it's just uh... yeah most people on either are side just everyday people trying to live their lives and their lives are getting disrupted by yeah and as i was saying it just stop it here in america what is as joy said this shooting of palestinian students in vermont just that despicable they have nothing to do with the mosque and it has been a falafel owner has nothing to do with the israel's policies is just it uh... yeah alright uh... we have we have a lot of show with malcolm nance in the green room with ukraine funding we have stuff call cells rocky ourselves i'm jessica edinger cnbc wall street poised for some slight gains this morning after a mixed in lackluster start to the week the down the s and p five hundred index of each posted two days of losses even with this negative start to this week the three major averages still on pace to end this quarter and the year with big gains as investors buy into at the case the federal reserve is done raising interest rates and could start cutting them next year bitcoin this morning at its highest since the spring of twenty twenty two it's above forty four thousand oil at its lowest since last july global demand is waning triple -a says prices at the pump keep plunging the the national average for a gallon of regular now three dollars twenty one cents almost half the country is paying to something at the pump now for gas eighty p out with more evidence that the labor market is slowing private controls were higher last month but they came in below expectations dnbc business updates each weekday at nine thirty twelve thirty and four thirty now you're going to
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"Interactive brokers' clients earn up to 4 .83 percent on their uninvested, instantly available USD cash balances. Rates subject to change. Visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. Bloomberg Intelligence on Bloomberg Radio, providing in -depth research and data on 2 ,000 companies and 130 industries. And remember, you can access Bloomberg Intelligence through BI Go on the terminal. I'm Alex Steele. And I'm Paul Sweeney. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is reaffirming the U .S. commitment to the delivery of life -saving humanitarian assistance in war -torn Gaza. A State Department spokesman said Blinken conveyed that message to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the Secretary's unannounced visit to the West Bank today. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders emphatically supports Israel's right to defend itself but also says the bombing in Gaza must stop. Speaking on CNN's State of the Union, Sanders said Israel's right to defend itself does not give it the right to kill thousands and thousands of innocent men, women and children. Sanders, who is Jewish, called Hamas an awful terrorist organization and he condemned the group's October 7th attacks on Israelis that led to the Israel -Hamas war. Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson is defending a House bill that provides more than $14 billion in aid to Israel by cutting an equal amount of funding to the IRS. That money from this giant fund, over $67 billion that's sitting there to build up the IRS, it's more important to protect Israel right now than it is to hire more IRS agents. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, the Louisiana Republican talked about a new way of doing business in Congress. He said he wants Congress to find ways to pay for spending measures instead of adding to the national debt, the bill that was passed in the House.
Fresh update on "vermont" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"You know, juries are really smart. And groups of American citizens, when they sit down together and discuss this stuff, they really get it. And I that think the conspiracy theories, if Trump offers any of them at trial, will come off as just that, conspiracy theories. I think juries will reject them, and they will do more than just crazy. It will damage the credibility of the defense across the board. Here's my one Greta, and you and I have discussed this before, I think it's just a terrible shame that there will not apparently be cameras in federal court so that Americans can watch this trial. You know, I still hope that some way can be found to do that. It seems to me that it would be pretty easy to permit audio. Right. But we'll have to see what the courts do. So here's my fear too. So potential jurors in Trump's federal election inference trial may already know they're in the jury pool by now. The US District Court for DC has sent prospective jurors a pre -screening form for jury selection for the March 4th trial. Pretty easy for them to suss out maybe that this is the Trump trial. You know, what terrifies me is I think it was Claire McCaskill -Joyce that said, all it takes is one juror, you know, to lie. You know, one on Trumper that lies about being a Trumper or whatever it is. Right. So as a prosecutor, you're concerned about that in every case. That's your job in jury selection. I think DOJ will, you know, like we heard from the literature jurors. I guess somebody could deviously delete all of their social media. Right. But I think by and large, in the Vordire process, jurors are placed under oath and if they lie, they're committing a federal felony. So, you know, there are ways to make sure that your jury is truthful and honest in selection. Before we go, you wrote such an important piece. You tweeted about it. You said, I wrote this piece with a group of women to express outrage that the world and especially women's advocacy groups that routinely support women have abandoned Israeli women who were raped, tortured and kidnapped on 10 -7. Condemning horror this is not tantamount to approving the governing Netanyahu coalition, nor does it signal support for the bombings in Gaza. It is simply to assert the long -standing feminist argument that our bodies are not to be weaponized in global global conflicts. Thank you for saying it. Thank you for writing it. Our friend Matt Miller, who's now a State Department spokesman, hinted that Hamas may be refusing to release all of the hostages during this pause because they don't want the world to know what happened to these and is probably still happening, sadly, to these captives. Yeah, there is additional reporting this morning from Julia Yaffe saying that the reason that the hostage release situation broke down and that the active phase of the war resumed was because Hamas was not willing to turn over the remaining women and that that's largely due is due to to the fact that they may be rape victims or witnesses to rapes and other torture and that they didn't want to return them for whatever reason tied up in that. Look, this is a tough situation. People are raw and emotional and there's lots of horrible going around on both of sides the equation. As Americans something that I hope that we can do is is work towards acknowledging common humanity. The attack against these three young Palestinian men in Vermont reprehensible, absolutely horrible, unacceptable and I think something that we can all agree is that the rape of women doesn't matter what their government's policies are. rapes The and torture of women should be condemned by all of the women's groups that speak out on behalf of other women. So I hope that we can all evolve towards this shared view of the value of people and our individual humanity. That is horrific to sort of you know imply they had it coming you because don't like Israel's policies. I mean it is despicable and the UN is really late as you implied and so thank you for speaking out with you know other great powerful women. We miss you so much and let me end by saying Wolverines suck and clearly we'll be defeated by Alabama. Happy New Year. Roll Tide baby. Roll Tide. Alright. Love you Joyce. Thanks so much for taking time for us. Thanks y 'all. Happy Holidays. Aw thank you. 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"Bloomberg's name in Farhat in London, Katia Porzecanski in New York, Jenny Chay in Paris and Michael Cohen in Cape Town. Thank you to you all. After we recorded this conversation, three college students of Palestinian descent were shot and seriously injured near the University of Vermont's campus in Burlington. While police said they have no additional information to suggest a motive, they noted that two of the victims were wearing traditional scarves Palestinian known as kafias at the time of the assault. I'm Stephen Carroll. Thank you for Video shows, including Bloomberg Surveillance, Wall Street Week, and Bloomberg Sound On are also available as podcast. Listen today on Apple, Spotify and anywhere else you get your podcast. This is
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It is Thought Crime Thursday. That's the first time we said that. It kind of works. We have Blake Neff, who I think liberals and conservatives equally hate. Tyler Boyer. Hey, how you doing? We went from getting more popular every week to being hated by everyone now. Blake, your stock is going down like the Hindenburg and Jack Pysobik, still learning who he is. Jack will lead with you. How are things going? I love with Blake's long -term strategy is here. He wants each quadrant of the political compass to hate him equally and somewhere in the middle, he'll find a woman. It's like the Geraldo Rivera strategy. Exactly. It's the undertaker strategy loved by few. He's doing great, but it's very necessary. Okay. Let's start with our first story today on the lineup. I don't think we have much of a, Oh yeah. Okay. The RNC is once again, trying to get Trump to sign a pledge to support the party's eventual nominee. Even if it's not him, Trump doesn't seem interested. Is he making the right move? I I'll take my take first. And then Jack, you can, I'll hand off the baton. These pledges by the RNC are so irrelevant. They're non -binding they're so fake and Trump not wanting to sign it. I just think he reasserts control that it is his party and also shows that the RNC doesn't mean anything. Jack Pysobik your thoughts. So I, I think a lot of these pledges are kind of silly at this point because we all know the situation that we're in, in the party, you've got these two wings fighting it out. And in many ways, MAGA itself represents a real third party in America. It just happens to be within the Republican party, within the framework of the Republican party, fighting for dominance within that party. And so this idea that, Oh, we're all going to be kumbaya really? Does that mean that Mitt Romney is going to come out and support Trump when he wins the nomination? Does that mean that all the Republicans that are going to do, you know, run against him they're not going to undercut Trump, although it's ridiculous. They're already undercutting him. The New York Times has got the Federalist Society putting out articles today saying, Oh, Donald Trump, the conservative case for disqualifying Trump from the, from the ballot in November. And so I think it's ridiculous. I think the entire pledge is ridiculous. I don't think he should sign it. And the fact that Trump was the first person ever in Republican politics say, to and just raise his hand and say, I will not support the eventual nominee. That's the reason he won. Tyler, you are on the RNC. What's going on here? Yeah. I mean, look, so I, I agree with half of what Jack said and I disagree with the other half. And I'll tell you the other half that I disagree. So I agree with, I agree with the latter, which half next question. I agree with the latter half, which is that Donald Trump should not in no way, shape or form sign. I'm a member of the RNC. They're probably going to like, try to kick me off the RNC for saying this probably, but I don't think that Donald Trump should sign the pledge. I think the pledge is stupid. These things are idiotic. Exactly what Trump came out and said is exactly right. I wouldn't support half these people on the stage. Like who would support, you know, some of these guys like Chris Christie, I would not support Chris Christie. Personally, I would never support Mike Pence. I would never support a pledge to support Mike Pence. And so like, no, why would you sign that? That shouldn't be a qualifier to get on the stage. Now, the only part I'll disagree with, and it's just kind of a minor disagreement is that there, I actually don't think there are three parties in the country. There, there isn't a Uniparty third party. There isn't a MAGA third party. There are, there's us versus the left and the left is the Uniparty, you know, and I hate when people are like, Oh, the Uniparty is like this third party coming up the middle. Like everyone has to be moderate. This is what they want to do with choice voting is they're trying to produce this moderate middle that's non -existent. It's the left, the globalist left that hates you, hates America, hates everything that America stands for. And it's Americans. And there's a lot of Democrats that are figuring this out and they're switching over. And so the party has to become the party of freedom and, and not relent to what is the Uniparty, which is the left, which is what people say all the time. There's no difference between Republicans and Democrats when Uniparty is in control. The Uniparty is not in control right now. Well, I just, I, I love that you just brought up ranked choice, but real quick that you brought up ranked choice voting. Cause I just saw recently there's a legal filing cause they've considered ranked choice voting in DC and obviously they're trying to get ranked choice voting in every single red state, every Republican jurisdiction. And then it comes up in DC and there's a legal filing that's like, we can't have ranked choice voting guys because it's too confusing to Democratic voters. It will keep them from electing Democrats. No, it said, it said somewhere, this will confuse African American voters. It's like minority voters. minority voters. So literally they're admitting straight up in San Francisco, where it's not working in Vermont, where they kicked it out in DC, the most Democrat areas in America, they're admitting this is not good for minority voters because it limits people's access to the ballot. Then it's just, and they've done this before they did it. Eric Holder once sued a town in I think North Carolina that tried to do nonpartisan elections because they said like, this would keep, this will confuse black people. Cause then they won't know who the Democrat is. And it is the constitutional right of Democrat, of black people to vote for the black people party, which is the Democratic party. That was the argument from Holder. But, but, but bring this back in. So bring this back in with the ranked choice voting, the whole point of ranked choice voting. They want to create this third party, middle ground model. It's not a third party guys. It is us versus them. They want to create a controllable false set of synonyms. It's a radical left that still like dresses normally basically.
Is Tommy Tuberville the Dumbest Man in the U.S. Senate?
"Tuberville I think is the dumbest man in the United States Senate and I'm gonna say that until he stops holding the American military hostage I agree with him on the policy but not promoting anybody in the military from oh six to hire because he wants his chain is about the dumbest way it's like driving to Maine from Vermont via Canada it's the dumbest thing I've seen what do you think well I'll have to voice my my brother major dominance is opinion here and and just say that he doesn't give a line flip about it and in fact thinks that you know there's no actual operational problem with it he thinks that everybody's making a tempest out of it because these are the types of individuals who tend to have political connections and tend to be able to play this up one thing that I think is really interesting about about this though and I'm thinking of maybe profiling Tuberville I've written a profile I hope you've read of Mark Wayne Mullen some of these newer folks who aren't really known quantities yet I know a lot of people are surprised that he didn't sort of back off this earlier and it indicates to me that this is something where I think he's a little bit rogue in terms of the oh he's way possible but you got to go back to major dominance he's a no for and I got a 2003 in my family you know six in my family I got no one involved in this but they tell me all these general officers have got families they're all screwed up on their orders they're not getting their pay raises and their billets aren't being filled or they're being filled in a temporary basis and it really does have a snake -like effect and it's got no impact whatsoever on whether or not the NDA gets out of the house now it's in the abort the abortion ban or the travel abortion ban is in the NDA now I can't isn't this a good time to declare victory I have to say another another example of an area where you know people doubted that that was going to turn out to be that way but then the house held together I mean these Republicans the house it just it's the as much as the mainstream media frames them as being at each other's throats all the time about things they sure do seem to hold together with great frequency but you know I personally I think that you know this is something that's going to resolve itself but one thing that I did find of interest during the whole Tuberville thing was that when he was talking about you know was most recently you know I think this is two weeks ago so maybe that's changed but he he made the point that no one in the White House had talked to him no one in the White House had talked to him that they've not reached out that's an echo of Newt Gingrich having to get off the Air Force one from the back Airstat
A highlight from Northwestern's big mistake & Justice Sotomayor's book-pushing staffers
"Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Good morning, glory America. Bonjour, hi Canada, and greetings to Montgomery County, New York, specifically to St. John'sville, Kona Johari, I think that's how I say it, Fonda, Johnstown, all of you cities. There are 10 towns in one city in Montgomery County, and thanks to Talk Radio 1120 97 .9, they have joined the Borg, and I always like to welcome aboard a new affiliate. We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add to a biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. We're closing in on 500 platforms here at the Hugh Hewitt Show, 500 platforms. Mike Gallagher is green with envy, radio talk show host, Mike Gallagher. But we are just cooking in Montgomery County, New York, and it's great to have you along. I hope you're not underwater. The biggest story that I'm going to talk the most about, a guy named Patrick Fitzgerald, a legendary and beloved football coach at Northwestern. I'm going to spend a lot of time talking about that today, and my phone number is 1 -800 -520 -1234. If you want to weigh in on what happened at Northwestern, I'll fill you in shortly, but I want to do the news first. Northeastern storms dump over two months rain in one day on the state of Vermont. Now, I live next door in Maine during the summer, and Vermont is a mess. I mean, I don't know. I hope nobody died, but there is so much damage, and it's a weird weather system. It moved over to the northern Maine coast where I am for the summer and the rain, but I'm on the coast, so it doesn't matter to me. I don't have a river to flood me, and I cannot believe the capital, Montpelier, had to close its downtown. And it's not just another Washington Post headline, the historic and deadly New England flood trap residents destroy roads. It's not just Vermont, although Vermont is the epicenter of what was this amazing flooding event. Meanwhile, it's set in California up on Palos Verdes Peninsula. I think that's where Harley lives, and they've lost a dozen homes into a canyon up there. That's just the after effect of the winter. For my new listeners in Montgomery County, New York, I spend the winter in California, the fall and the spring in the Beltway when the Congress is in session, and I come up north during the summer. And Studio North is where I am today. And all during the winter, all I did was complain about the fact that it was California. It just rained. It just rained and rained and rained. I came to Maine, and all it's doing is raining, raining, raining. But the weather is always interesting only to people who are living it particularly. I know it's like a heat wave across Phoenix. My friends in Phoenix are boiling. So it's a weird, say it's summer, this summer. We are also in the slow news season, right? So I just want you to understand between now and the first Republican debate hosted by Fox in Milwaukee in late August, there really won't be much news. There's some fundraising news today, but there won't be much real news.
Republicans and Bernie Sanders Team Up for Surprising Cause
"The bill here. And Senator Sanders has some Republican co -sponsors, which is really surprising. What the heck is going on here? Why is Bill Cassidy and some of these other people, Mike Braun, partnering with a communist from Vermont? Well, I think there is another issue involved. They are trying to pass legislation that would cap the price of insulin, which is a totally different issue. And then they're trying to tie this in together. That's what may occur as early as next week on the Senate floor. That's why we're trying so hard to stop this from coming to the floor and make sure that Republicans understand that they can either stand with Bernie or stand with the taxpayers, stand for government run health care, or stand for health care choice and let individuals decide what they want to do about how they take care of themselves, what doctors they choose, what kind of pharmacy benefits they want to the people they work for or with. And again, I don't know why I haven't asked them, but I think that they see, quote unquote, reform. And they think maybe this is a way to try to set some boundaries, but it's just more regulations. And again, everything about price controls raises prices. We've done extensive work on this. I know people you talk to, it's the same thing. You can't let Senator Sanders get away with this because he'll just keep going.
Caller: We Are Dealing With Lazy, Spoiled Brats
"Goin they've talked to people i would work my hail off to find a job for someone the minute i would find them a job the state would step in and say and oh no no don't take that job or will gonna take away your subsidized housing will take away your mental health will take away your medical isn't that something they drive you from thing black yeah eye and a group of people we went private and and we started finding jobs for people and once we got them over being afraid they loved it they said oh my god now if if i'm working they can't take everything away from me and that's what to do now we have i agree dj i have to run i agree with you you're exactly right we got to get back to making people work you're so right spot on my dear i'm i'm happy you survived the communist reign of bernie sanders in vermont good for you but you're in new york you're still dealing with communist this is the mark levin show we're coming right back so talk radio the let's talk about a mac the association mature american citizens folks these are trying times everything is expensive but a mac can help you and your family join now for their two -for -one promotion a sixteen dollar subscription will now get you a two -year membership joining a mac gives you access to special low
Judge breaks Maple Leaf with HR, Germán ejected, Yankees beat Blue Jays 6-3
"Aaron judge broke a three all tie in the 8th with another mammoth home run to give New York a 6 three win at Rogers center. Judge took an Eric's once on offering 448 feet to center field, the same place he hit won the night before to notch his 11th home run of the season. You know, three, three game there, you know, just anytime you give your team the lead, man. It's nice. Judge now has 5 home runs in his last four games. New York started Domingo Vermont was objective for having a foreign substance on his hand and faces a ten game suspension. Riot Weber wanted under the pen. He's one to know Juan de Peru to pick up his third save. Toronto.
Vermont allows out-of-staters to use assisted suicide law
"The state of Vermont now allows non residents to use its assisted suicide law. I Norman hall. Vermont is now the first state to change its medically assisted suicide law to allow terminally ill people from out of state to take advantage of it to end their lives before Vermont removed its residency requirement Tuesday and had reached a settlement with a Connecticut woman who has terminal cancer to allow her to take advantage of its law, provided she complies with other aspects of it from what is one of ten states that allow medically assisted suicide. Critics of such law say without the residency requirements, states risk becoming assisted suicide destinations. I Norman hall
"So I'm reading to you a letter sent out by a Vermont school district to parents, excuse me, families. They don't. They don't use any more dear parents. That's another thing. Because they don't want to imply that everybody has a parent. So what they do is this is what the left does. It eliminates the ideal. Simple. Families and caregivers. All right, anyway, the point is not even that. So they're telling them that they're going to, in 5th grade, they're going to start learning about puberty and the changes that they will feel. It was all it will all be, of course, propaganda. I would take my kid out of that school and either find another school or simply a home school, which is what I think the ideal is. It is an extremely hard decision, no pain no gain in life.
Vermont's capital city celebrates poetry with parade, display of poems
"April in Montpelier Vermont, the country's smallest capital city transforms into poem city for national poetry month. I'm Lisa rathke. Like monotony and monogamy, we are multiplied, but first divided. April's national poetry month, a special time of year in Montpelier, storefronts, and businesses downtown, a graced with poems written by vermonters, poem city organizer Michelle singer says nobody parties with poetry quite like Montpelier. As far as we know, it's the biggest celebration of national poetry month that we can find anywhere. This year, 350 poems are featured around pillar, the city library held its first ever poetry parade this past Saturday, where poets and literati walked around the city reading the poems on the windows allowed in a group experience. Pulled out unwilling like a man's last breath from some unknown scene he never had to risk death. Other cities around the country celebrate national poetry month their own way in West Hollywood, California, poetry from living poets, is displayed on street pole banners along Santa Monica boulevard, the New York public library has free workshops, and the winning poems from a contest in Alexandria, Virginia, are displayed on city buses and trolleys. I'm Lisa rathke,
Michelle, Lisa Rathke And Alexandria, Virginia discussed on AP News Radio
"Every April in Montpelier Vermont, the country's smallest capital city transforms into poem city for national poetry month. I'm Lisa rathke. Like monotony and monogamy, we are multiplied, but first divided. April's national poetry month, a special time of year in Montpelier, storefronts, and businesses downtown, a graced with poems written by vermonters, poem city organizer Michelle singer says nobody parties with poetry quite like Montpelier. As far as we know, it's the biggest celebration of national poetry month that we can find anywhere. This year, 350 poems are featured around pillar, the city library held its first ever poetry parade this past Saturday, where poets and literati walked around the city reading the poems on the windows allowed in a group experience. Pulled out unwilling like a man's last breath from some unknown scene he never had to risk death. Other cities around the country celebrate national poetry month their own way in West Hollywood, California, poetry from living poets, is displayed on street pole banners along Santa Monica boulevard, the New York public library has free workshops, and the winning poems from a contest in Alexandria, Virginia, are displayed on city buses and trolleys. I'm Lisa rathke, Montpelier Vermont
NY woman driven to wrong address fatally shot by homeowner
"An upstate New York woman driven to the wrong address was fatally shot by a homeowner. I Norman hall. Authorities in Washington county, New York, near the border with Vermont, say a woman was shot dead after the car she was riding in, mistakenly went to the wrong address and was met with gunfire in the driveway. It happened at the town of Hebron, kaelin Gillis, who was 20, was traveling with three other people Saturday night when the group made a wrong turn onto the property. The sheriff says the driver was attempting to turn the car around with the homeowner came out onto his porch and fired two shots, one round hit Gillis, the homeowner, Kevin monaghan, refused to come out for about an hour before surrendering. He faces a second degree murder charge. I Norman hall
James Spencer Tells Us About the D.L. Moody Center
"I'm privileged right now to speak with doctor James Spencer. He's the president of the DL moody center. Did you know there was a deal in moody center? I want to talk about that. I want to talk about DL moody. And I want to talk at some point about doctor James Spencer's new book called Christian resistance, learning to defy the world and follow Christ. James Spencer, welcome. Thanks. Yeah, thanks for having me. I was excited about the idea. I've been up to the moody center, which is in Massachusetts. Where exactly in Massachusetts? So we're western Massachusetts right on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire. And most people don't know this is there. This is an amazing historical site. When I was there, I was blown away actually. Yeah, most people if they know DL moody, they know him for his Chicago work, and the moody church in Chicago and the moody Bible Institute of Chicago or more enduring institutions to sort of bear his name. But he actually lived most of his life in Northfield, did a great deal of ministry there from Northfield. And so yeah, our role is to preserve those historic buildings there on the property, as well as running a digital archives project. So we're preserving his letters and papers or letters and papers that talk about deal movie.
Washington shutters pot businesses due to old pesticide
"Handful of farms because of high levels of pesticide residue being detected. Several outdoor marijuana farms and packing facilities located at former fruit orchards in north central Washington state tested high for levels of DDE, a chemical that remains when the pesticide DDT breaks down, nearly 20 businesses are affected. The CEO of Walden cannabis, which advertises that its pot is pesticide free, says he stunned to be targeted, adding DDT, which was banned in the 70s, had been used throughout the entire Pacific Northwest. Federal health officials say studies show women with high amounts of DDE are more likely to give birth prematurely or have a baby that wheezes. Earlier this year, 5 marijuana customers in Vermont reported feeling sick. And the pot was found to have pesticide contamination. Nevada regulators have issued a warning about
States consider banning cosmetics containing PFAS
"More states are considering banning cosmetics containing forever chemicals. I'm Lisa dwyer. A growing number of states are considering bans on cosmetics and other consumer products that contain a group of synthetic potentially harmful chemicals known as pfas or forever chemicals. This week, the Vermont state Senate gave final approval to legislation that would prohibit manufacturers and suppliers from selling or distributing any cosmetics or menstrual products that have the potentially dangerous chemicals intentionally added to them. A study by university of Notre-Dame researchers released in 2021 found that more than half of the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada contained a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, researchers tested more than 230 commonly used cosmetics and found that 56% of foundations and eye products 48%
"vermont" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"Yeah, I think it's a part about depending on whether you intended it or not too. Yeah. I feel like if we intended it, we did intend it obviously to be a play on pro choice, but we also intended it to be in favor approach choice. And so that's where the intention wasn't seen, even though the execution communicated something completely different to the public. That is aware of that. I think the challenge here's one thing is you guys in another couple of people reached out to me in an amazing way. Like you wrote a whole email and you said, you know, it was something that I see this is I recognize that you're in a challenging situation. And we'd like to help and there was just like it was a very like you're in this situation. We could help. Here's some of our perspective, and you have a time for a call. I was like, wow, that's perfect. And then this other woman that's actually local Vermont. She's like, hey, I've been in marketing for 20 years. I recognize I know that you have good intentions. I know your brand and it's like, you made a mistake and it's very hard in this day and age to do this proper like properly or well or whatever it was. The wording was like dead on. It's like, I would love to help you in any way I can. If you have just a quick question or a call or an email, I could come back by face to face. We can run through things. It was all positive. It was like, yeah, you fucked up and I understand how challenging it could be. And it's just like, those are the people that then like a week ago and a few others that were actually really angry with me a few women that were angry. That I finally reached out to we had a good conversation..
"vermont" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"I don't know what that what what it's gonna take. I absolutely do not know what it's gonna take. I came across something this morning. That gave me a lot of cause to worry and it gave me a little bit of not hope. I don't know what i would call it. But i won't call it. Hope but three state troopers in vermont. We're making fake id card. Yep beard that right. Three state troopers and vermont. Were making fake. Fake vaccination. Cards excuse mates. Id card vaccination cards now. Luckily some of their colleagues turned them. In and i applaud those troopers that turned in their crooked dirty used to be employees fellow employees. Now those troopers have resigned. And i'm glad and i'm hoping they go to jail because they f- forged federal documents. That's what i'm hoping. I'm hoping they go to jail now. Those troopers resigned after they were accused of being involved in a scheme teacher to create fake corona bias cards and the nation's most vaccinated state and that was a statement from state police on tuesday. I'm not gonna read their names that the article will be in the show notes. Excuse me but when you have law enforcement. I'm air quoting law enforcement officials engaged in this level of crime. It just led me to believe and reaffirm in my my mind that law enforcement officials are engaged in all kinds of of.
"vermont" Discussed on THE HALF HOUR BROS PODCAST
"You wanna do every once in a while. I know you've got the run. You're like man we just pulled the ripcord me. Just start this now. This evening person. If any person was being honest with themselves no matter how happy. They are in their life which i love my life. You nervous. if you're listening it's fine. Everything's good everything's okay. Sorry man people. I don't know why people don't want to ever be honest with themselves. He had that fleeting moment. You're just like man. It'd be crazy if i wasn't married it after it would just be crazy like but really what it do. It probably would be. I'd probably be doing the same stuff. Doing i just would now kids whites. You know i. I gotta be honest bear. My life's not that crazy man. I don't have. We don't have kids but it's not like we're doing. We always hear like man. If we didn't have kids we can just drop everything and take a weekend trip to vermont. If we wanted to. you know what. Hey man we don't good. We don't take any weekend trips us. You could do it easier than i could. It doesn't mean you're going to do it. That's another thing it's still yet still. It's still it's great though. I love it man. Love it all just run around my house yelling and getting fucked up. And there's there's nobody expecting any sort of care except for cats dogs fucking you sound like you sound like you're the lead man and our rock bands from the eighties. Run around shut up and getting thoughts up. Every day knocked up. He goes he goes. Yeah man you ever have the time machine fantasy and he goes..
"vermont" Discussed on Scientific Sense
"Space exploration the politics. I sense that you would be very upset. If we had a big subsidy to a private sector firm to go and colonize mars. And i would share that. Most of the this is what the article that you referenced. Early in a very beginning of our our talk can the free market. Save the save the space program and most of the time it's only the private sector the knows what's doing what's worth doing in space. Ultimately the private sector will have to determine what's worth doing in space just like they did with aviation in virtually every other field. The government can't have its own preferences in fact in mathematical economics. The government has yet no utility function. We don't normally give the government a utility function. We say the government's there just to create public goods. So you so i. I think we would be completely in agreement on the other hand if the public was to stop the nazis from taking over western europe in nineteen forty in the nineteen forties. Well that's certainly a good. There people cheered the normandy invasion. They said yeah. Let's let's not only give our tax payer dollars we're going to give our lives to stop the stop these people from doing that. And if you have a preference aggregation that says we need to stop. we need to stop the nazis. We need to stop the russians from raining down nuclear weapons on us. If you have that preference aggregation problem solved then. The public goods can take off. But i agree with you. We en- no sense. Have the preference aggregation problem. The only salt the only thing that i would add to what you said is let's not let's not let's not confuse the margin versus the average adam. Smith wants to argue that it doesn't make any sense in economics that diamonds would be so expensive and water would be so cheap when water is so much more important to you to human survivability than diamonds are well that's a famous enormous all textbooks in economics. We say well. Yeah that's true on average so if you say that there is a better way of spending public funds to relieve poverty to clean up our cities to improve our our infrastructure. And then say i'm sorry space exploration whether it's good or not care you're going to have to wait. You're going to have to wait. We're going to tackle these other problems. White you're implicitly. Arguing there is at the margin okay. It's better to spend a marginal dollar on these projects. These social justice projects for example than space exploration. If that's true no right. Let's only thing only thing bill. Is that a disappointed. Folio managing problem and a lot of investment choices. Society has and like you say we have to hold the government accountable for some sort of economic rationale flora investment choices. Right the we cannot like you said normative. Lee said space is a beautiful place. Let's quit score. It doesn't quite follow because you have the strong these of constrained at the portfolio level. And so this government's responsibility to show the investments that they make have economic value for society and has the highest economic guy. That's exactly alive or just you just recounting. You are just reprising. Go an eloquent way. Exactly what's going on right. Now with nasa and the private sector. Nasa is recognizing the validity of the argument. That you just made it started. It started back in the nineteen nineties. Actually night actually Earlier than that in which we had We we started with the with the commercial of space program and nasa decided that it was going to focus more on on research development and questions.
"vermont" Discussed on Scientific Sense
"We do and we act on those and i think that's a lot of what's going on your this probably some explicit bias but what we found was that these disparities exist. There are just one or two bad apples in departments. This is prevalent behavior across all officers in depart most officers in departments. Yeah i you know. I think somehow this type of data needs to be presented. explained in a systematic way. Right you know if if people are willing and perceptive to inflammation Read inflammation structured and and it provided a to them to to internalize. I think i think we can make a difference but it is it too that we don't really have a process like that debate. A new versatile. There's still national database on traffic stops but there are a number of many many states do studies on these and north carolina's one. St who has a lot of data. That i know very well and i followed the process. There has been very similar to what we've experienced in vermont. Which is that. There is enormous resistance to hearing these results in with the police will just say to us as the data flawed. We're not racist. You're calling us racist. And they reject the data out. So we're now at a stage in vermont where a couple of agencies have really taken the data seriously made some progress most have not and But now it has happened. We we present developed a methodology that is pretty straightforward that allows community groups to easily understand our results in other words release sophisticated Econometric techniques although we we've done that in some separate work and what we find out or community groups are coming to us and asking us to explain results. Ramat asking us present city councils and select words. They now are holding their police departments accountable but the resistance of the police is something that i can could not have imagined. I always felt like the date of were sufficient to change people's minds in. That's not at all what's happened. It's been an uphill battle all the way the difference in vermont is that we have a fairly thoughtful legislature and so the legislature has enacted a lot of policies in response to our Has the language problem right last. Four years have been Revealing for a lot of people in the us from many different directions and boom racism As has got a lot of play but Humid saw racers if you are human you. Us served you are not racist is highly unlikely as you mentioned before the grew up in klein's even for modern what caused the dunbar's number is one fifty meeting when we get over one fifty in drew We start to fight against each other. They don't you know is really difficult for humans to have a scope of more than hundred fifty really close connections And so if you could take extrapolate that saw fundamentally racist. It's a monthly flat tooling problem and so.
"vermont" Discussed on Scientific Sense
"Yes so in terms of the outcomes of the stop right. There are several outcomes at the stop. There you could get a warning. You could get a ticket you could get arrested and we find that. The arrest rate for black drivers is higher than for white fibers. The search rate is in. Some towns is literally five to six times higher for black drivers than white drivers. And we find that when i asked officers winds that so they say well as lacking brow drivers that are bringing Stereotype and yet when we look at the contraband hit data meaning percentage of searches in which contraband is found. What we find is that actually. That offices are less likely to be fought find. Contraband in searches lack hispanic drivers than they do wait drivers so this sort of a brain recruit grabbing problem and so so so you have a set of biases vehicle and and Streaming data visit appear to have any effect on those pies. And so i think this is what your interesting rate so. Rv using the data to to essentially the these You know the folks who make those decisions have to have some sort of the brain reprogramming on the put in context somehow right. Yes right ensured vermont. I what would. I often say when i talked to police departments and community groups about these results. Is that the data Away to hold a mirror up to ourselves About practices that. We may not know that. We're actually engaging in but we had a case. Recently which a an officer there was a complaint against an officer by a black family and the this was one of the agencies that should improvement in their racial disparities because they've taken the data very seriously and so they called in this officer and they showed him the the dashboard video of the previous car. Stop the black family. Car stopped the following one in the in the the one before and after the white person and the officer was very polite. Said this is my name. This is the reason i stopped you. Man have your documents and instead what he went up to the black family he said. Jimmy drugs have guns in your car. Very stern voice and he was surprised when he saw that he was not aware of doing that. So base data can be away for a agencies to reflect on what their actual practices are and. I often talk about the fact that a lot of this is implicit bias. We all are inculcated. Our entire lives with negative racial imagery towards xanax and blacks. And even though we may consciously believe that were progressive. That we don't see disparities in fact unconsciously.
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"And just looking out for my own or you're all in high times rather than we need to go to to whether this are collectively so it you know. i say that it's still awfully. I understand collectively. The process were in. I also understand evolutionary. That beings lived in very small communities for many many more years than we lived in large communities and we are learning who lived together in large groups but we have many brain impediments to living collectively in terms of implicit bias. For example is one way we see this. Stereotyping is a mechanism for processing a lot of information very quickly that is needed when you need strangers or large groups of people that you know and so our brains are developing and so i'm hopeful for the long run. The short run. It's a very buffy ride which take a quick break constantly. Even become back to talk about crease and paker on citations vermont. This is a scientific sense. Podcast providing unscripted conversations with leading academics and researchers on a variety of topics. If you like do sponsor this podcast please reach out to in full at scientific sense dot com so certainly the a bank You have a recent paper driving while black and brown in vermont game. Free state analysis contribute to reform use a mini stage. That require law enforcement to collect release date on traffic stops but there has been little research on the use of that data informed public policy reform efforts at the agency level so has some data from vermont so survived you finding this data. We founded this data we variety of indicators to look at what happens during a traffic stop so look at the racial shares of stops compared to the racial share of drivers will look at differences in arrest rates by race search rates of the percentage percentage of searches that result in. Contraband being found in a few other indicators uniformly almost uniformly across all of the agencies in our study will we found. Was that a black. A black drivers are treated more negatively than way drivers as well as hispanic drivers are treated more negatively than white drivers And this is you know perhaps for some people very surprising for those who are familiar with the united states in vermont it is perceived to be a socially progressive state and yet artists varieties. Here are as bad as if not worse than in a variety of states such as north carolina or missouri illinois. That are more often the news with regard to racial any all of the year. And so if you go to sort of the disease level here Do we have any data on the outcomes So these are different things that are surge the stoppage The other other type of data here. So do we have any inflammation outcomes..
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"When i was reading mouth because i was like i hadn't heard before before i mean. We covered the bridgewater triangle courses reviewed a triangle. There's the devils. But i never heard of the bennington And it was very very and again you know much like with The reservoir recovered Previously where they had the the series of deaths there. This was sort of the summer. Yes sort of a similar thing but instead of death disappearances so i i just love when there is when these Have these certain amount of like events that happened with a certain timeframe it just it it. It fascinates me because there's something going on during that timeframe that's different up. Yeah that's right so you are correct are but wh why don't you tell people at home. Where else can find us in all the good stuff that we have going on absolutely lay all right. Well you know as always you can find us on the the major three. We are on twitter. We are on instagram. And we are on facebook Our instagram following skyrocketing eleven. Were over thirty. One hundred followers. Now thank you for the support. Pretty great twit twitter's looking healthy Especially with the fact. Like i said things have been slow i lately. We've been dealing with life and all that we appreciate the continued support Are downloads are increasing stuff. Starting to pick up even when we're not putting nothing now that we're getting back in track give you some good stuff looking forward to it. Oh yeah i don't forget our don't forget. Our patriots page john dot com slash of fear. We have our t. public page. If you wanna go get state fair merchants three or four lobes you go public dot com search state of fear. Find us on apple podcast. Google podcast skype skype. I always say you only say skype yet. I always say expect you guys. Don't turn on spotify youtube anywhere. You look for podcast will be. They're incentive to your friends. Your friends might be interested in the podcast. Lease share sheriffs and rate and review us on apple. Please and now that you said that real quick i'll toss in one more tidbit. We still have some of our vintage nineteen ninety six x. files postcards to give away So if you wanna give us a review take a screen shot in email that to state affair podcast at gmail.com. You will receive a fine x-files postcard vintage signed by the both of us thanking you for your efforts and appreciate your just sent one to brand new listener leonard. Thank you for your review. We appreciate you and your card is on your way. What gold. yo yo james. This was a lot of fun. But i'm looking forward to the next day and the next time we have gone on what he's saying we you had over there. Let's get down the road what do you do.
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"According to singley he walked five miles before realizing he should have reached his car already just as he became concerned. A heavy fog rolled in and the whole trail became hopelessly dark. Holy crap went to a maple tree that he felt call to him from the fog and try to start fire every sticky reach for turned out to meet animal. Bone this this would have been distressing. Whoa yeah this would have distressed. Most people but singley was only upset about his fiancee. He imagine she was worried sick. He finally managed to light a fire and huddle by it through the night in the morning he found that he has somehow ended up on the other side of the ridge from his car and luckily he made it back to tell the tale man. I'll tell you what that that can that can happen If if he was familiar with the trail as you know he that is strange. Because i've hiked many trails in the mountains and i know them very well. I know exactly where to go. And when i come back but all sudden the trip he just kept walking and in made a wrong turn somewhere. Maybe just didn't subconsciously. Did something really interesting today. He was maybe he was jamming on his ipod. Or some two thousand. Maybe he was one paying attention to where he was walking. He's just strolling in january that he he'd hiked on many times before so. It's almost like you know. Muscle muscle memory absolutely. Yeah so i find interesting. Is that other than the the five that happened in in the timeframe One of them or at least two of them and then these two both have weird occurrences with weather like a paulo. Walden had the snowstorm I think jetsons also during winter. But then you've got Chad abramovitch who Had that sudden thunderstorm and then singley who had the fog all weird weather patterns at rolled in during this time. Reagan nate. yeah that makes me want to go..
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"He remembers it. The pair went to school together and ireland although he wasn't quite sure where the stowaway added quote. If i'd met them again. I just say to them. I'm sorry i got them into this. And that i miss them when i came back i'd like to buy them both a drink. After returning to wales. Brian spent his life working in retail. And will now tell his story in a book. The crate escape. It's set-off late april. Yep so it's coming out this month. A film depicting his near-fatal journey is also in the works. Oh my god looking back at his plan. He told the bbc it was bloody stupid. If my kids tried it. I would kill them but it but it was a different time and that my friends is the story. That's awesome is a hilariously. Great story it is. I mean i've heard you know you've always heard it. You've seen gagged and moving stuff. But i never knew somebody actually tried it and this was in sixty five so good. Lord i'll tell you what the The idea of him in a crate like box. Great popping out a reminds me of how they shipped richard prior to the kid in the toy. Yes oh my god master bates a man great story quite story all right all right. But let's get into the main topic showing let's do it. okay. So as i mentioned earlier. Today we're going to be discussing. The lesser known triangle the bennington triangle and the long trail disappearances that have occurred within. It's so nice. Yes in the southwest corner of vermont lies a lesser known triangle. That is centered on glastonbury mountain in lies within the cities of bennington shafts berry and somerset. The areas of glastonbury in somerset were once moderately thriving logging in industrial towns but began declining towards the late nineteenth century. And now unincorporated ghost towns. The area was coined the bennington triangle by author joseph as sutro journey public radio broadcasts in nineteen ninety two. So it's a very recent Naming of that trying much much more recent than the bermuda triangle. Of course the most famous one or the devil's triangle which is in japan. The triangle has a history that predates colonialization of north america and persist to this day reports of a wide variety of phenomenon from ghosts too bigfoot. Ufo's and inter dimensional portals are said to have occurred within his area. Native americans considered glastonbury mountain cursed and use it strictly for burying their dead. Pet cemetery buddy shit. They believe the land to be cursed because all four wins met in that spot another myth attributed to the native people. Vermont is that they believed in enchanted stone among the cairns on top of the mountain. Could swallow manhole chanted stone day that shankar stones chance know that they don't swallow you. I don't think they burn your hand. Yeah you betrayed sheva okay. As reported by david russell x project purnell magazine. A person can stand on the rock survey. The area from the highest point and find themselves suddenly swallowed whole. That person would never be heard from again. Don't wanna get into a couple of quick reports from that area before we get into. This appearances The bennington monster thought to be early bigfoot or sasquatch. The monster has been described as well over one point eight meters or six feet tall with hair from its head to. its toes..
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"Man. is it. sound good to hear that again. It has long been very long. Grew all right today. Story is from of course my favorite sourced metro dot uk. These guys never let me down now. Never never the story is titled curious story of the man who tried to mail himself to wales from australia. After getting homesick. i love it. The story is dated eight april of twenty twenty one. You know just just a couple of days ago. A pensioner from cardiff is looking for two irishmen. Who helped him escape australia by mailing him off and wouldn't crate bryan. Robson was nineteen years old when he decided to go ahead with his stupid plan to get him home to wales in one thousand nine hundred sixty five after eleven months down under. He was feeling desperately homesick. But the forty pounds a month he was making working for victorian railways wasn't nearly enough to cover the seven hundred pound plane ticket but after being talked into it for about a week to irish friends and colleagues known to brian. Only as paul and john is the beatles. Beatles song doesn't have to be exactly mail myself home all right well. They helped pack him into a box the size of many refrigerator. That's not good. They nailed it shut and send him off his cargo on a qantas flight from melbourne to london. At least that was the plan something goes wrong. Does brian says he needed to help. Because paul has access to a typewriter to fill out the paperwork to send him off to post anything important job. Yeah he told the irish times. Paul really was one hundred percent against it. But john said don't worry about it. I'll persuade them both went ahead and help into the tiny box. Brian brought with him pillows. I torch a torch his suitcase a book of beatles songs and two bottles coincidence. Yeah one for water and the other for urine us. But i don't make those up now exactly brian now. Seventy five was expecting a luxurious trip. The who it should have been a thirty six hour. Direct flight ended up as a four day. Long god four days. Four stinking days go. Gosh the qantas flight was full so the crate labeled by the escapee as containing a quote unquote computer was put on a much slower. Panam flight that ended up in los angeles. Oh jeez brian says. The airplanes whole was both freezing cold and boiling hot and then he struggled to breathe during the journey. I bet he did. Because in a cargo plane. There's no real pressurization inside the cargo deck. Not good when the plane landed in sydney he was left upside down for twenty two hours. Despite several this site up labels on the craig to suffer blackouts day. What a dummy dummy after leaving sydney and landing again brian thought he was finally in london. But after being carted off to a freight shed he peeked through a hole in the chest and caught is with a frightened. The us customs official. Who thought there was a dead body inside. He was then interrogated by the fbi. Who wanted to make sure he wasn't a cold war spy there were sox. Yeah i don't think so either. Once they were satisfied he wasn't a threat. Authorities decided not to press charges instead flying him to london on a regular commercial flight. Brian's legs had seized up inside the box so he had to recover in the hospital. I before his journey i bet and business and has bad. Yeah australia's then acting minister for immigration. Leslie berry said the government. The government good not take any action against him. Brian says he had written to paul and john. Thank him for the help. I need some help. Keep going but never heard back from them. He remembers that the pair went to school together and ireland although he wasn't quite sure where the stowaway added quote. If i'd met them again. I just say to them. I'm sorry i got them into this. And that i miss them when i came back i'd like to buy them both a drink. After returning to wales. Brian spent his life working in retail. And will now tell his story in a book. The crate escape. It's set-off late april. Yep so it's coming out this month. A film depicting his near fatal journey is also in the works. Oh my god looking back at his plan. He told the bbc. It was bloody stupid. If my kids tried it. I would kill them but it but it was a different time and that my friends is the story. That's awesome is a hilariously great story. It is yeah. I mean. I've heard you know you've always heard it. You've seen gagged and moving stuff. But i never knew somebody actually tried it and this was in sixty five so good. Lord i'll tell you what the The idea of him in a crate like box. Great popping out a reminds me of how they shipped richard prior to the kid in the toy. Oh my god master bates a man great story great story all right all right but let's get into the main topic showing let's do it okay so as i mentioned earlier today we're going to be discussing the lesser known triangle the bennington triangle and the long trail disappearances that have occurred within. It's so nice. Yes in the southwest corner of vermont lies a lesser known triangle. That is centered on glastonbury mountain and lies within the cities of bennington chefs berry and somerset. The areas of glastonbury in somerset were once moderately thriving logging in industrial towns but began declining towards the late nineteenth century. And now unincorporated ghost towns. The area was coined the bennington triangle by author joseph a ciccio journey public radio broadcast in nineteen ninety two. So it's a very recent Naming of that trying much much more recent than the bermuda triangle. Of course the most famous one or the devil's triangle which is in japan. The triangle has a history that predates colonialization of north america and persist to this day reports of a wide variety of phenomenon from ghosts too big foot. Ufo's an inter dimensional portals are said to have occurred within his area. Native americans considered glastonbury mountain cursed and use it strictly for burying their dead. Pet cemetery buddy shit. They believed the land to be cursed because all four wins met in that spot another myth attributed to the native people. Vermont is that they believed in enchanted stone among the cairns on top of the mountain. Could swallow manhole chanted stone day that shankar stones chance know that they don't swallow you. I don't think they burn your hand. Yeah you betrayed sheva okay. As reported by david russell x project purnell magazine. a person can stand on the rock survey. The area from the highest point and find themselves suddenly swallowed the whole. That person would never be heard from again. Don't wanna get into a couple of quick reports from that area before we get into. This appearances The bennington monster thought to be early bigfoot or sasquatch. The monster has been described as well over one point eight meters or six feet tall with hair from its head to. its toes. The first sighting of the monster was reported in the early nineteenth century. When it rush a stagecoach on a washed out road.
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"But the forty pounds a month he was making working for victorian railways wasn't nearly enough to cover the seven hundred pound plane ticket but after being talked into it for about a week to irish friends and colleagues known to brian. Only as paul and john is the beatles beatles song have to be exactly male myself home all right well. They helped pack him into a box the size of many refrigerator. That's not good. They nailed it. Shut and send him off as cargo on a qantas flight from melbourne to london. At least that was the plan something goes wrong. Does brian says he needed to help. Because paul has access to a typewriter to fill out the paperwork to send him off to post anything important job. Yeah he told the irish times. Paul really was one hundred percent against it. But john said don't worry about it. I'll persuade him and so they both went ahead and help into the tiny box. Brian brought with him pillows. I torch the torch his suitcase a book of beatles songs. Two bottles coincidence. Yeah one for water and the other for urine us. But i you got. Don't make those up now. Exactly brian. Now seventy five was expecting a luxurious trip. The who it should have been a thirty six hour. Direct flight ended up as a four day. Long god four days four stinking days go by the qantas flight was full so the crate labeled by the escapee as containing a quote unquote computer was put on a much slower. Panam flight that ended up in los angeles. Oh jeez brian says. The airplanes hole was both freezing cold and boiling hot and then he struggled to breathe during the journey. I bet he did. Because in a cargo plane. There's no real pressurization inside the cargo deck. Not good when the plane landed in sydney he was left upside down for twenty two hours. Despite several this side up labels on the craig to suffer blackouts day. What a dummy dummy after leaving sydney and landing again brian thought he was finally in london. But after being carted off to a freight shed he peeked through a hole in the chest and caught is with a frightened. The us customs official. Who thought there was a dead body inside then interrogated by the fbi. Who wanted to make sure he wasn't a cold war spy. There were socks. yeah. I don't think so either. Once they were satisfied he wasn't a threat. Authorities decided not to press charges instead flying him to london on a regular commercial flight. Brian's legs had seized up inside the box so he had to recover in the hospital. I before his journey i bet and business and is bad. Yeah australia's then acting minister for immigration. Leslie berry said the government. The government good not take any action against him. Brian says he had written to paul and john. Thank him for the help. I need some Help must keep going but never heard back from them..
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"An explosive charge than pack in sand using thirteen pound middle bar known as a temp iron. But in this instance the middle bar created the spark that touched off the charge. That in turn drove this tampering. Iron up in out of the hole through his left cheek behind his eye socket out the top of his head. Ouch says jack corn jack van horn and associate professor of neurology at the school of medicine at the university of southern california gauge didn't die but the tapping iron destroyed much of his brains left. Frontal lobe engages once. Even tempered personality changed dramatically. That's interesting Yeah jacqueline hyde. Kinda thing yeah gone hell. Yeah okay in caledonia. County part of the northeast kingdom residents in newark. Here mysterious sound. It is often described as an elusive. Low pitched humming resembling the distant drone of an but no one knows what it is also not everyone can hear it. Even if they are sitting in the same room. Sounds like the tells. It does a lot of people claim. They can't hear jack There is no electricity in the area and even the home occurred from a great distance. Away it can still be heard during power outages. That is if you're one of the people that can hear it interesting guesting. That's how some. Yeah that's awesome but see a lot of the gm the geometry of the earth. There's a lot of crystals in this urgent stuff. Like that can cost of like that but then again we won't dig into all that crap but yeah all that bullshit but yeah we even the fact that during power outages at is still be heard. It's pretty interesting. All right last one some folks call them. Devil cats while others calling beautiful creation of nature. Vermont history is full of accounts regarding mountain..
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"The obscure dark mystery of this country human and otherwise that lurk in your backyard ludi welcome to episode forty six vermont. We start off with some weird vermont. Facts james tells a story of a man who tried the mel himself home. Then we get into the strange tale of the benton triangle and the long trail disappearances. I'm your host chris. Joining me as always is good. Buddy james james. How are you sir. My friend. I am doing well It is great to be back in the studio with you. And i to congratulate you because last time recorded daddy know now officially daddy. Congratulations brother man. And i i am so happy for you and it's been a nice couple weeks off. I hope you guys are settled in. Hope everything's good with the kid. Just how things going anyway. Hey y'all settle in being new parents. Man it is. It is a lot and let me tell you. Yeah the last time we last time we talked and be recorded and i think we had like three week. Klepto 'til her due date then. It just popped up all of a sudden two weeks early so we won't report prepared for that And then we We had the baby and then at that. Since since she was two weeks early there was a lot of stuff to work on with her weight. And everything and so i mean it just got so busy in time guy way that next thing i know is like a month later and we're just now getting a record but it's been going good gong. She's doing good. She's healthy and people can wait. I mean life happens. I mean i'm shopping for a house. You've got a new baby so we both got stuff going on. Yeah we do this for free..
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"Yet so like it's like mentioned if the intent is to Is to assess the authority. Then you know you really think about you. Know sort of sequential exams may be publisher schools in those and things like that right other than just generally happens originating. Once people office passed the exams they move on and they don't write those exams every game like this. You take these education courses but not not too demanding of them. I don't think they get really tested. Every every now then the generally the requiring their reputation within peers right to basically That's what keeps them up right in some ways So it's it's it is kind of a. It's a very crude mechanism for trying to this. No question about that yet. I also look at you know. Think about this is sort of a matrix. Today's earnings power question also complexity question. Which is if the customer is unable to really assess aussie because the product or service delivered so complex data need for some sort of keeping inside right. That's that's i think is is is very much the case so i didn't and that's i think we're licensing or some kind of regulation has potentially very productive law right where i don't i don't know what i go to the day since. I'm not sure what he tells me that i need this. He needs to have a filling. Or whatever how would i know right. There's no easy way for me to be able to test and so there some kind of assurances is very very useful. Absolutely yes. I wanted to finish up with a painful. You have to interesting. People did early twentieth sickly alcohol Bishop yes fx talapity. And so so this prohibition in the nineteen hundred nineteen hundred thousand nine hundred twenty and you're asking plus that a good thing so basically we're asking the question will. Did it actually reduce the incidences of diseases that might have been related to excessive alcohol. Consumption like so. The united states in the nineteenth century was awash with drink. Right of the didn't arise by accident. I did the roses is a social force because there was a serious problem of heavy heavy drinking in certain parts communities in the united states. I think you know settled by northern. Europeans were often quite pruned to alcoholism. It was a social medicine in and it continues of course to be in in some way. And so what we wanted to look at is well. Did these prohibition of course it wasn't when we think of prohibition in popular context we just think oh the you dozy the the prohibition at the national level that occurred in nineteen ninety nine hundred twenty So the national level prohibition but in fact it was preceded by state level prohibition and even before that compression at the county level..
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"The mark back we were talking about regulation As sort of a dynamic cross insulation cavity walls. How under the nose and market forces might shape that over time and you have done a lot of work in this organization on on many many different areas Start with one of your papers to the political economy of truth in advertising So secluded advertising regulations offended. Then did talk. It starts in the early decades of the twentieth century. Right so i think yes. A in the nineteen hundred like to sort of goes through until about the nineteen forties right so at the state level individual states enacted these sort of truth in advertising laws right which basically gave authorities some ability to go after you manufacturers or producers who sort of lied about the products in various ways right right and and cynically one might since advertising is costly cynically one might thing that you know big firms might have an incentive here to to do this but you could also think about it. This is like you mentioned before provides a signal to the market. It actually allows other forms to to benefit from it so so. When do you find on the data will so as you sorta kinda looking at two different hypotheses for why these laws rose okay so you know in the study of regulation typically this sort of to compete hypotheses. One is what we call a public interest story where regulation is introduced in some ways to make markets. Were better right to improve efficiency. And there's always some sort of special interest story where maybe the regulations are not being introduced to Healthmarkets for better. But they're being interested vantage one segment of the market of the extent of at the expense of the author mine so in the context of this set of regulations are those. Are these one story. You could tell. Right is the truth in advertising. Laws were essentially introduced to basically make it costly.
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"That kind of control what it does do organization cities gould openness among those types of things Indu individual you know. I would not have thought there's a connection day but it is a fascinating connection. Yes well it's an interesting project that we this joint work with sokaia kim that washington university identity so in the in the literature on urban economics. Right there is. There's a big question about well. What determines Urban development across countries biden what determines lie. Some places have very large cities in a lot of very small ones whereas whereas other places the distribution of city sizes somewhat more equal right so economic explanations for city formation like they generally to what are called agglomeration economies slight decided that when the reason that cities form is that when people are geographically proximate that improve their productivity because it allows for better matching it allows for specialization and so on and so forth and so that's the usual story for why cities conformant in economics yum so that's a good example of that wider all check jobs all in silicon valley. Right will it's because of agglomeration effects and so forth by however it's also it's interesting to observe that if you if you look across countries like the the distribution of city sizes varies lock and it also sort of sometimes related to whether or not The political systems are highly centralized or more decentralized right and so what's my co authored. And i wanted to explore was whether sort of different patterns of federalism across different countries in the americas in north america south in central america whether that can go some distance towards explaining distributions of cities cross countries. So so so you finding connection between federalism and and cities and cities sizes and the distribution. Yes so the idea is is Is so you have some countries where for historical reasons they're very politically centralized right so quite often in these countries. You have what you call if you look at their distribution of city sizes you. There's what's called urban private privacy. There's one or two cities that sort of dominate the urban landscape. They account for the bulk of the population right and quite often the our political capitals.