35 Burst results for "Virgin Islands"

Lawyer for Prince Andrew vows he'll fight 'baseless' lawsuit

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Lawyer for Prince Andrew vows he'll fight 'baseless' lawsuit

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting prince Andrew intends to respond to a new lawsuit and attorney for Britain's prince Andrew says Andrew was not properly served a copy of a new lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was coerced into having sex with the royal when she was seventeen attorney Andrew Brettler told a judge in New York Monday the claim by Virginia's you free is baseless nonviable and potentially unlawful you free alleges she was one of many girls and young women sexually abused by convicted sex offender and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in her lawsuit and in interviews you free says she traveled to London with abstain in two thousand one and had sex with Andrew before two more sexual encounters with the prince in New York and the U. S. Virgin Islands Andrew has denied the allegations hi Mike Rossio

Prince Andrew Mike Rossi Andrew Brettler Andrew Jeffrey Epstein Britain New York Virginia London S. Virgin Islands Andrew U. Mike Rossio
Tropical Storm Grace Forms as Fred Threatens Florida With Heavy Rain

Kentuckiana's Saturday Morning News

00:17 sec | 3 months ago

Tropical Storm Grace Forms as Fred Threatens Florida With Heavy Rain

"Tropical Storm grace has formed in the Atlantic Ocean could bring heavy rain into the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Monday, while Fred remains a tropical depression heading into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm warning in effect for parts of the Florida Keys. And Noah said July was the hottest month ever recorded

Tropical Storm Grace Atlantic Ocean Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Fred Gulf Of Mexico Depression Noah Florida
Gabby Reece - Charting an Intentional Course Towards Your Authentic Self

Dose of Leadership

01:54 min | 6 months ago

Gabby Reece - Charting an Intentional Course Towards Your Authentic Self

"Gabby reese some dose of leadership. I can't believe it. Welcome to the show. Thank you so exciting to talk with you. You know it was interesting i. I was surprised to learn that you didn't start playing volleyball. Tell you are late in high school i was. I was kinda shocked by them. I think especially this day and age. Everyone get so kind of focused so Specialized so early and i. You know i grew up in virgin islands. And i and i actually kinda played a little bit of volleyball because i was so tall. Very tall early But i didn't. And then i moved to florida my junior year and i was fifteen and i was six three and organized there and so i started playing for the school team and just started really focusing in on volleyball for my junior and senior year and it went from there. Did you find that it was epileptic before that anywhere you really involved in organized sports well before voluble nothing. No i wasn't i. I kinda grew up. Pretty free-wheeling I said you know if you grew up in the virgin islands as a non local person. So my father's from trindad. I moved down to the caribbean. When i was very young and dumb usually In those days to as the seventies like what were my parents doing so most of us were pretty free wheeling that we were down there anyway so quite frankly i never thought about going to university. Never put much thought. I wasn't interested in performing while in school. Not really And i i probably did it. Consider career school. And even then i was just going where things lead me versus. I had some plan in my mind.

Gabby Reese Volleyball Virgin Islands Florida Caribbean
Supreme Court Says Unanimous Jury Verdict Requirement Does Not Apply Retroactively

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 6 months ago

Supreme Court Says Unanimous Jury Verdict Requirement Does Not Apply Retroactively

"The nation's highest court has ruled even though juries now have to be unanimous in their verdicts those convicted in Oregon Louisiana and the Virgin Islands don't need to have their cases retried even though those chords used to allow split jury decisions in Oregon the director of the criminal justice reform clinics is they'll keep trying for relief in the state court system she says the non unanimous jury system disproportionately affected people of color the Supreme Court ruled six to three along conservative and liberal lines that prisoners can't retroactively benefit from that change made in twenty twenty I'm Jackie Quinn

Criminal Justice Reform Clinic Oregon Virgin Islands Louisiana Supreme Court Jackie Quinn
How Media Differs in Coverage of Trump Impeachment Trial

On The Media

05:24 min | 10 months ago

How Media Differs in Coverage of Trump Impeachment Trial

"From wnyc in new york. This is on the media. Bob garfield is away. This week. i'm brooke gladstone writing early on friday. My impeachment experienced this week was incomplete consisting of an incoherent improvisation in the first act. That's a rare. Bipartisan view and a clarion concatenation. In the second try listeners. Too often with a phrase like that. And you're asking for trouble but it's so good clarion a clear ringing stirring sound concatenation and interlocking sequence in this case in unbreakable narrative chain. Wow nd around the senate to extract a verdict of guilty. Some senators said they felt the case presented against trump built on months of his words and deeds climaxing in violent rampage. Black physical memory of trauma. Indeed the point was to convey the truth in body as well as mind and the truth is president. Trump had spent months hauling his supporters to a march on a specific day at a specific time in specific places to stop the certification. You will not be hearing extended lectures for me because our case is based on cold hard facts at trial we will prove overwhelming evidence that president trump is singularly and directly responsible for inciting the salt on the capital. They took away your vote. It's rigged that was not true. According to judge after judge the truth was exactly the opposite president. Donald john trump incited this violence. This is what the evidence has overwhelmingly shown. And we'll show in this trial. it's also the truth. There are evidence came from an impressive array of sources. fbi affidavits media reports capital. Police radio recordings along thirty second videos captured by documentary ins citizen. Journalists capitol security camera footage live streaming insurrectionists and the presentation of trump's own tweets as. They were posted during the attack to prove to at least seventeen republican senators that he had not only incited the january sixth insurrection but helped plan it they had originally planned rallies for january twenty second and january. Twenty third after the inauguration but donald trump had other plants on december nineteenth president trump tweeted his save date for january six. He told his supporters to come to dc for a big protests the day billing it as wild just days later women for america first amended their permit to hold their rally on january six. That was stacey plaskitt delegate for the united states virgin islands for the prosecution. Here's what the fbi said. And i quote other members of the group talked about things. They had done that day and they said that anyone they got their hands on they would have killed including nancy. Pelosi and that quote they would have killed vice president. Mike pence if given the chance combining cctv footage with a diagram of the capital. She showed how very close members of congress had been to the mob and they showed video of the senators themselves watching themselves evacuate including a very close. Call for senator mitt romney. He shook his head. He told reporters he had never seen. Not video. before. I saw senator bill cassidy and important republican in this whole proceeding still as a stone except for his pen which was moving in his fingers. Josh hawley republican senator from missouri. The guy photographed holding up his fist in solidarity with the rioters on january six did not brandish his midst wednesday. He just averted. His is all the senators. Have the option to use the gallery. And the upstairs area for seating for social distancing. Josh hawley is the only one taking advantage of that opportunity. He's been sitting with his legs on the seat in front of msn reading non-related material in twenty minutes. or so. i was in the chamber just now. i didn't see him. Look down really at all to engage. Rick scott tom. Cotton marco rubio read during the hearings rand paul doodles nor was fox. News keen to engage it. Cut away from the proceedings on wednesday as the prosecutors were revealing some of their most potent evidence.

President Trump Brooke Gladstone Bob Garfield Donald John Trump Wnyc FBI Stacey Plaskitt Donald Trump Trauma Josh Hawley Senate New York United States Virgin Islands Senator Mitt Romney Senator Bill Cassidy Mike Pence Pelosi Nancy
House Managers Show Dramatic Previously Unseen Capitol Riot Footage

The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal

01:16 min | 10 months ago

House Managers Show Dramatic Previously Unseen Capitol Riot Footage

"Unseen video of the January 6 attack on the U. S. Capitol being featured today in the Senate impeachment trial of former president Trump Video comes from Capitol Police Security archives, along with audio clips. House impeachment managers, Stacey Plaskett. Introducing the clip. She's the delegate from the U. S. Virgin Islands, the clips show writers breaking windows and glass doors to gain entry into the capital. Plaskett says If they could have found speaker Nancy Pelosi, they would have killed her. Are you looking for you? This'll beaker had been hustled to a secure location outside the capital, but her staffers or hiding in a conference room. Within that when you never said it gonna do. In the dark, trying to find Trying to figure out what to do there. One clip shows now former vice President Mike Pence. Being hustled out of the Senate chamber is Ryder's spread throughout the capital. He was at the Capitol to oversee congressional ratification of the presidential election on January 6. Some of the insurrection is chanted Hang Mike Pence. Our top

Capitol Police Security Stacey Plaskett U. S. Virgin Islands Plaskett Senate Nancy Pelosi Beaker Mike Pence Ryder
"virgin islands" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

08:42 min | 10 months ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Plaskett of the Virgin Islands, one of the House managers, making her case in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Here comes later in tremendous. Jamie will now return to the events of January 6th itself, she will demonstrate President Trump's repeated incitement of the crowd. That warning is he directed them the capital in his last ditch effort to retain his hold on power. We'll hear from another impeachment manager now. This is Madeleine Dean. She's a Democrat from Pennsylvania. She has already spoken earlier today, so she's returning. To continue to make the case after her remarks, the Senate is likely to take another short break before presuming their arguments for the conviction of Donald Trump and his impeachment trial. Again. They're having issues. Yes, Microphone. Representative Dean is about six inches blood of representative Plaskett, so they have to readjust the microphone. For me, and for many people would January 6th is forever etched in our memories. I went to work with a sense of excitement, the start of my second term in Congress and the first time I would participate in the certification of a presidential election. And then we all know what happened. I know many of us have similar experiences from that day, but I'll briefly share mine. Stood with colleagues in the gallery above the House floor. To observe the Arizona challenge. Moments later, police radios reported a breach of the Capitol grounds. Someone shouted up to us duck! Then lie down. And ready your gas masks. Shortly after there was a terrifying Banging on the chamber doors. I will never forget that sound. Shouts and panicked calls to my husband and to my sons. Instructions to flee and then the constant worrying of the gas masks filtering the air. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives turned to chaos. Donald Trump. It was a very different day. Earlier, I showed you Donald Trump's desperate attempts to maintain power. Ignoring adverse court rulings attacking elected officials pressuring his Justice Department even attacking his own vice president. You saw a man who refused to lose who was desperate to retain power by any means necessary. You saw a man willing to attack anyone and everyone who got in his way. And you saw a man who thought he could play by different rules. He told his supporters. As my colleague, Ms Plaskett just showed you exactly what he thought. Those different rules were. Combat. Fight violence. This was not just one speech. This was weeks and weeks of deliberate effort by Donald Trump to overturn the election results so that he didn't have to give up the presidency. The speech on January 6 builds on refers to and amplifies that same pattern. Pattern Trump had used and broadcast it for months. He refused to lose. His attacks on others and his different rules. The only thing different about his speech on January 6th from all these other times that we went through. Was that he was no longer telling his base just that they had to fight to stop the steel. He was finally telling them now is the time to do it. Here's the place and here's how For weeks. He urged his supporters to show up at a specific time and place and when they got there, he told them exactly what he wanted. Let's start with his desperation. You saw how much planning went into January, the sixth, and when the day arrived, Donald Trump's desperation was in full force. Between the time he woke up on January, the fifth and the start of the Save America March that next day he had tweeted 34 times. When Donald Trump wants to get his message across. He is not shy as you all know. These tweets were relentless. And these tweets all centered on his singular focus his drumbeat to motivate anger and incite his supporters. His big lie. The presidential election had been rigged. It had been stolen from him and they had to fight to stop it. And the timing was no coincidence he sent 34 tweets because this was his last chance to rile up his supporters. For the big, historic wild event he had planned. Now I won't go through all of these tweets. But let me just highlight a few One in the morning. He tweeted. If Vice President Mike Pence comes through for us, we will win the presidency might consent it back. This will look familiar to you. Because Mr Lu just showed you how Trump had privately he was pressuring and publicly attacking his vice president to stop the certification. And when vice president Pence refused when he explained that the Constitution simply does not allow him to stop certification. Donald Trump provoked his base to attack him. Late in the evening. Tweet was no different. Just got more forceful. Let's be clear what Donald Trump was saying that vice president Pence could send back the certification. Was not true. One thing all 50 safe states had ratified this election. And for another vice president, Pence. Explained to him that he does not have the power to unilaterally overturn states votes and just send the certification back. And Donald Trump knew this, but this was his last chance. Get is vice president to stop the certification. And so he was willing to say or do just about anything. These tweets attacking the election is fraudulent, attacking his vice president and urging his supporters to fight. Continued throughout the morning. There's another example. At 8:17 A.m.. He tweeted all my cat Mike Pence has to do is send it back to them. And back to the states and we win. And we win. That's what he said, even though by then he had clearly lost. As Trump continued tweeting the Save America march of the White House was now in full swing. Speakers who warmed up the crowd for Trump were members of his inner circle family members, his personal attorney. People President Trump had deputized to speak on his behalf. Some of the speakers also spoke at the second million Maga march, which resulted in serious violence. Warm up acts on January, 6th focused on promoting Donald Trump's big lie. They stoke the same fears a stolen election. Fraud of ripping victory away from them. The speakers told them what to do about it. As the crowd erupted in fight for Trump Chance throughout that morning, Donald Trump Jr urged. That's the message. These guys better fight for Trump. Speakers lasted three hours, repeating President Trump's message and finally, at about noon, Donald Trump took the stage with the seal of the presidency. On his podium and the White House as his backdrop. President Trump spoke for more than 70 minutes. His narrative was familiar. It was the same message he had spent months spreading to his supporters. The big lie. Election was stolen. They should never concede. And that his supporters should be patriots and fight much harder to stop this steel To take back our country. The same phrases he'd spread for weeks. But now the message was immediate. That was just no longer just fight. It was fight right now. All of us here today. Do.

President Trump Trump Donald Trump Jr Vice President vice president Mike Pence Ms Plaskett Madeleine Dean Virgin Islands United States House of Represe President White House Senate Pennsylvania America Jamie Arizona Congress
As Trump prosecutor, Rep. Stacey Plaskett gets her say on impeachment

News, Traffic and Weather

00:51 sec | 10 months ago

As Trump prosecutor, Rep. Stacey Plaskett gets her say on impeachment

"Trump's second impeachment trial begins in earnest next week and one of the Democratic lawmakers arguing the case against him will be a nonvoting delegate. ABC is Michelle France and explains Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett serves as the House delegate from the U. S Virgin Islands. She couldn't participate in the House impeachment vote against former President Trump. But she still has a voice in the trial selected by the House speaker as the first manager of a presidential impeachment team from a U. S territory. Virgin Islanders are always King for space to be a part of this America and try to make it better. Even without a vote. Representative Plaskett will also be the only black woman in the Senate chamber next week when she helps present evidence to senators who will vote whether to convict the former president. On the charge. He incited an insurrection at the U. S. Capitol Michelle, France and ABC News.

Michelle France Stacey Plaskett President Trump U. House Donald Trump Virgin Islanders Virgin Islands ABC Representative Plaskett America Senate U. S. Capitol Michelle France Abc News
As Trump prosecutor, delegate gets her say on impeachment

Joe Pags

00:40 sec | 10 months ago

As Trump prosecutor, delegate gets her say on impeachment

"Impeachment trial begins Tuesday, one of the Democratic lawmakers, arguing the case will be a nonvoting delegate. ABC is Michelle Franzen. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett serves as the House delegate from the U. S. Virgin Islands selected by the House speaker as the first manager of a presidential impeachment team from a U. S territory. Virgin Islanders are always looking for space to You're part of this America and try to make it better. Even without a vote. Representative Plaskett will also be the only black woman in the Senate chamber next week when she helps present evidence to senators who will vote whether to convict the former president. On the charge. He incited an insurrection at the U. S. Capitol Supreme Court's

Michelle Franzen Stacey Plaskett U. S. Virgin Islands Virgin Islanders Representative Plaskett House ABC U. America Senate U. S. Capitol Supreme Court
What Parents Need to Know About Anxiety (with Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart)

Janet Lansbury Podcast

06:37 min | 1 year ago

What Parents Need to Know About Anxiety (with Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart)

"Use a lot of mental health diagnosis and terms interchangeably. With just regular speak. You know we say oh my gosh the weather so bipolar or or what. Movie was so schizophrenic. We use a lot of those kind of mental help terms to describe everyday life and it's very inaccurate. Most of the time. And so i think Disorders are one of those things. Because we have feelings like fear and worry and then we have anxiety disorders which can include a lot of things like a fear of being a crowded space where you can't escape which is a phobia panic disorders. We have specific. Phobias or fear of dogs are snakes are flying. We have generalized anxiety which is kind of a general feeling of uneasiness about a multiple sorts of things they actually included selective mutism few years ago into the anxiety disorders spectrum of diagnoses. As well too. So you have a lot of different things that cover that so really. What distinguishes fear and worry from the inside disorder. That severe is when it causes significant. Impairments on your everyday functioning. It's one thing if you're a little afraid of dogs for example or spiders and you just don't like them but if you're constantly checking corners and your obsessive about it and you're always asking for reassurance from your parents and making sure that nothing is going to hurt you in the middle of the night you sure there's no spiders in my bed mommy and it's constant and it's impacting their ability to function in their everyday life. That's when we're looking at more like an anxiety disorder type thing that's where the category of anxiety falls because it impacts everything school learning friendships their thought life. All of that kinda stuff and that's where that distinction between the worry in exile. Come into place and what causes that. Were maybe like you said. It's the one time being afraid when they see that animal or spider whatever but when it goes from that to now i checking every corner in doing very unreasonable things around this. It's a variety of things. There's a hereditary factor so there's a lot of people that it's just in your family where a lot of people when i'm talking to them and doing an intake they'll say. Yeah you know. Anxiety runs in my family. My mom was a warier. My grandma was aware and her grandma was aware here. And so it's kind of like this hereditary factor there's a genetic component to it but there's also a learned component as well to where if you have a parent who's a very anxious person and they act in anxious ways then if you're around them then you are going to be more likely to be anxious as well. When i was growing up for example my mom was hugely afraid of frogs. And i grew up on an island so i grew up in the virgin islands. And we're surrounded by water ed. She loved plants so we had plans lining the entry to our front door. And where do frogs hang out in moist plants so there would be huge frogs over our doorway and that's the only way to get in the house and so then she would be like okay. Well what i guess. We can't go inside the house. And i'm like so. Are we supposed to do so. That i started becoming hyper vigilant and scanning all the time. Because i'm like oh well. What if there a fraud because the frogs on the island are huge. Huge so then it kind of became. This learned fear of frogs because she was so worried. I picked up on it from her. Would i have been afraid of frogs. If she hadn't been maybe maybe not. But it can also be a learned factor because anxiety is not something that we just have at something that can be learned definitely. But then there's another piece of it which is there's a predisposition factor where there are some personalities and temperaments that are predisposed are more likely to having zaidi or having anxiety disorder. Because they're more sensitive or they're more observance or they're very in tune with their environments. And there's a lot of evidence that shows that individuals who are more intelligent even are more likely to be anxious because they have very divergent ways of thinking outside the box thinker. So they're always thinking what could go wrong anyway and that's just how they normally think about things and sensitive picking up all these different layers all the time of things that are going on. Yeah that makes so much sense. Though about the environmental factor of the parent having that power since children are always looking to their parents to check their center and really hoping or needing those parents to be centered as much as possible. And you see it when children are even they fall and they look up at their parents to see. What do you think about. This is all right. Like am i going to be okay. And children are picking up everything constantly from their parents. So what a parent do if they are like your mother or fit. They're very easily anxious or they have clinical anxiety. How do parents manage this to try not to have it affect their children. So much yeah. That's a great question. And the thing is that when i often see children or teens with anxiety i prefer to see them along with their parents because as i teach the child the teen about specific strategies i also want the parents to learn more often than not the parent is also struggling with it and the cool thing about anxiety. Strategies is up there pretty much universal across the board. You just tweak it. A little bit based on age to make it more digestible for a child to understand. And so i think of big part of it is for the parent that they need to address their own anxiety. They need to do the work like anything else right. is that we. We have things that are going on that. We've been rehearsing inhabits for decades which is often the case. then we've gotten really good being anxious and It's just an automatic default and so if our kids are constantly hearing and seeing and living out then. We're always reinforcing it so they can get all the help they want. But if you are still than reinforcing the other way of thinking then it's going to be hard for them to get out of that anxious mindset so i think a big part of it i as the parent has to be aware that they actually do have anxiety and then do the work to overcome that so they're not instantly giving it to their child and i think that's really really important for and this is just one of the many many important ways that children inspire us to work on ourselves in a positive way and heal

Phobia Panic Disorders Anxiety Disorder Virgin Islands Zaidi
US COVID-19 surge triggers flurry of new response steps

Ron St. Pierre

02:35 min | 1 year ago

US COVID-19 surge triggers flurry of new response steps

"As the number of cases of Covad spikes officials are taking steps to slow down the spread. Here's our 24 7 reporter Michael Bauer with the latest morning, Michael Good morning, and those warnings are coming now from not just hospitals that are indicating that there are doctors treating a deluge of new patients that they're breaking the reaching a breaking point, leading to dire warnings about full hospitals, exhausted healthcare workers potential lockdowns that may be coming from the hospital because they just can't handle or deal with the cases that are coming in, and the White House coronavirus task force bluntly stating And its latest report that there is now aggressive, unrelenting, expanding broad community spread across the country, reaching most counties without evidence of improvement, but rather further deterioration. And a lot of people are saying dog. Yeah, that's that's you don't just end up with, you know, getting 300 days to go from 0 to 10 million covert infections and then one week to add an additional million cases. We are seeing an unprecedented spread right now happening in the country all across all 50 states, including Washington, D. C. The U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam all over the past 14 days and the average daily number of patients dying. This is how this there's a lag in all of this, Ron, you go from infections. Two hospitalizations to death numbers on the rise in the daily and number of patients dying of covert in the U. S. Has reached a level not seen since the outbreak surged during the summer, and there's a concern. That's going to get worse as well. So we're in the thick of it. We're in the midst of it right now. And you're seeing local governments Cities. You're seeing ST Louis and Chicago imposing stricter limits on gatherings in Boston, a Thanksgiving meal that would be routine any other year now may result in a 911 call or a fine, according to Boston's mayor, Marty Walsh, now no indication how he's going to enforce that per se, But he also added a clear message to college students. If you're gonna go home for Thanksgiving Don't plan on coming back to Boston this semester. You should do the rest of your learning remotely. That's where the level of concern is there for spread. And in Cleveland, there were so many new infections reported over the weekend. That city workers could not even get them all counted in time for their Monday morning briefing, So you're seeing that cities are starting to take effect. They're creating their own world within the states, which are also creating their own worlds where you're seeing places like Iowa who once dismissed mask mandates as feel good measures. They've issued limited orders this week for mass mandates, and that's the bigger picture. The states and local governments are handling what the general and federal government right now has been unable to handle. While Michael Bomber with some staggering numbers, Michael, thanks for the update. You gotta stay safe from

Michael Bauer Michael Good Washington, D. C. The U. S. Vi U. S. Boston Marty Walsh White House Guam St Louis RON Chicago Cleveland Iowa Michael Bomber Michael
How does the Electoral College work?

The How in the World Podcast

05:50 min | 1 year ago

How does the Electoral College work?

"This week's episode answers the question. How in the world does the electoral college pick our president. You're listening to the how in the world podcast we're we unravel some of the planet's most perplexing questions in just about ten minutes nope we're not scientists or scholars. We're just normal people who like to figure things out. Sometimes inspiring sometimes informative. Our topics are always fascinating hosted by me mark johnson and my lovely wife me holly johnson. We do the research so you don't have to well. Today is thursday november fifth twenty twenty. And it's been a quiet couple of days around here in the. Us assure was there was something on tv to incessantly. Watch and keep checking my phone about What could that possibly be wrong. Oh how about the twenty twenty elections. It's been a wild couple of days folks in it. Looks like it could be wild for a bit longer. So let's all practice are deep breathing and relaxation methods together. Bring your popcorn as the time that we're recording this. I believe the elections come down to maybe four states that haven't yet counted all of their votes but once they're done it's still not over no not even close because once all the votes are counted will know what the results of the popular vote are. But we won't officially know yet. Who won this election. And that's because not only will there be a ton of lawsuits than we unto way through but also because we don't elect our president based on the popular. Vote like you would in the classroom election elementary school. We use the electoral college. And i've always been a little foggy about the electoral college. So i'm glad recovering this today because it forced me to dig deeper really kind of learn about it or you could have just asked your wife who by the way is a political scientist by education. You know yeah. I've been told that. Before so i get a little invested in presidential elections and the preceding debates and political discussion. So what it's fascinating and also frustrating and maddening and kinda stupid also but so fascinating the strategy. He's not even close anyway. Let's talk about the electoral college. Yup that's why we're here. So let's do it and by the way we're going to refrain from any partisan right discussion. This is just about the electoral college. You won't know who we voted for. So for starters you know how annoying all of those census ads and like postcard mailers and mail and information and more ads and everything was reminding us. How important is that we fill out our census form so that everyone is counted yet. And i remember seeing a ton about the census recently. But i believe you filled out the form. Since you're our families designated form filler outer am. I joined it because again i am a political scientist so data and surveys and stuff like that matters anyway. The census is used to determine a lot of things most notably funding to your state for certain services. So if you have a disproportionate number of school aged kids for example it tells the. Us government that you'll need a disproportionate amount of funding for schools. I mean that's really dumbing. It down but funding is a biggie. And doesn't also tell you how many representatives you'll get in the. Us house it does so every state gets two senators so there are a total of one hundred senators in the us senate but representatives are totally different because their allocated based on the census count. Yes they are. There's always four hundred and thirty five of them. No more no less. But how they're allocated can change. So if everyone emptied out of california which currently has fifty three districts and therefore fifty-three representatives and moved to wyoming which currently has just one representative. Those numbers would turn on their head. And by the way. Alaska delaware montana and north and south dakota and also vermont have just one representative yes and there are also some non voting delegates in the hell. They can do everything. The voting members can do except vote. Hence the name right. They can introduce bills and participate in committees Currently there is a delegate representing washington. Dc as well as one each for puerto rico. American samoa guam the northern mariana islands. And the us virgin islands. They're also talking about adding a delegate from the cherokee nation and from the choctaw nation which is super cool. Yeah it really is. And the senate and house together are called congress and there are a total of five hundred thirty five members of congress. So that's that hundred senators and the four hundred and thirty five representatives. Each state has the same number of electoral college votes. That they have congressmen or women which means each state has a minimum of three electoral college members. Two senators one representative three so for the the smaller less populated states. They're still going to have three electoral college members.

Holly Johnson Mark Johnson Electoral College United States Us Government Senate Wyoming South Dakota Delaware Montana Vermont Mariana Islands Alaska California Samoa Guam Puerto Rico Virgin Islands Congress
"virgin islands" Discussed on Black Women Travel Podcast

Black Women Travel Podcast

07:51 min | 1 year ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on Black Women Travel Podcast

"There's no one else in this world like you. Billions of people on this earth, and you can design yourself to be what ever it is what your mind deal. No one else has the power can do that, and that is such a it's such an overwhelming thought to know that I have that much power to make my life of make myself I want myself to be. Doom. That the the. From somewhere around the world. Welcome to the black women travel podcast. Hi, my name is wanted Dunkin and I'm so glad you're joining me as we explore the paths of black women who've made travel a large part of their lives welcome to the show. PGA. Method Dude. Thank you for joining us today. Can you please tell us your name where you're from your current location and the name of Your Business? Hey everybody. My name is GonNa Gaspard or also known as the region Foodie and I am arrays and synchro in the US Virgin Islands, and I currently am I still live I live there right now. But right now, this very moment I, am in south Florida in the. Broward County area and of my business I have feet of them. But Cruzan Foodie is my brand where I am a food and travel entrepreneur freelance writer blogger social media influencer, and then I also own. Virgin Islands Couturiers, which is a walking tour company in the Virgin Islands in Saint Croix specifically where I share the food history culture and architecture of the island with visitors and locals. So were you born the life of the party or did you have to like work up to that? I would say it's something that I worked up to I was the last four I'm the only girl and so with growing up with boys, it was more. hosing sports than things like that but. As I got older, you know graduated high school into college really started embracing my Caribbean background and all the Bucknell that we liked to quarte kid that's something that can develop over overtime speaking of Beckon also, we have to talk about carnival obviously. I do want to get like more into like. Who you were when you were little and your progress as a human being. So back down means wild that just means like. Not while as in no control or know. When people think of lying? Yeah it's like lively. It's like no-holds-barred Kinda like anything goals in a sense and you just up yourself as we like to stay like you're up in the Bukamal 'cause you're not concerned about, Hussein. What who looking at you, who Mata might who might call him and tell them that you will increase the delay you just you just need to have a good time. So that's that's part of the Bucknell. So you were born and raised in Saint Croix. Yes. So is what you call a crucial. Silent Bob. Say Doc while accidental death typically fast but. Increase it by maybe two or three notches. 'cause we talk really fast. Trust me have sometimes people talk to me I like wait does he does the? They talk it's not clear. But Yeah Monitor is in Croix we are US territory. So I have a US passport and many of the I think the blessing of being from a U. S. territory. But being the Caribbean is that I still have that Caribbean background upbringing. Still you walk into a office. So you pass somebody on the street you're always say good morning, good afternoon or good night. We, see the young a brought up see as the lack of being brought up. Correctly we see another lack of brought up seeing if you walk into a room or you walk into office, even pass the Miami Street and you don't say good morning afternoon face you know. But then on the flip side. Having the ability to travel more or less freely and go to the US than you know, go to the malls and do different things than have vacations and have access to those things and that quote unquote freedom if you will. That's you know the benefit of that you know. What else does it mean to you to be Cruzan? Oh, I would say it's just a prayed it. There's there's a pride of being born and raised in. Kreutz. Not something that I can. EASILY, put into words it's. It's when you're born and raised there like I said having that upbringing A. Being proud of where you're from. Having such a close knit community and and being. At one you know 'cause as a small community, everybody knows everybody had to tell people all one degree of separation. So if you go to the grocery store the bakery, you're guaranteed to know somebody that's there or if you don't know them directly, you know somebody who know them. And I think that close knit feeling of. Being alone you know I know that I always. I'm always protected. I'm always covered like as Cruzan wherever I am wants another wasn't Bluebeard, is there like big at me? They got me in that sense you know and I like I like that. Sometimes is that a little too close though everybody being? Especially can be. Grown foggy up yes. Ma'am. So that was my biggest I guess when I moved back home still you know I left home went to College Grad did Grad School, and then I lived in Europe for a little over six months I lived in Spain for a learning Spanish show is in the UK for some time kind of troubled throughout Europe. And then I decided to move back home and start the flute toward company and. Always, wanted to move back home. It was never a question of that or any delta. My mining knew that it was going to happen I just didn't know how or what it was. But this summer like I ain't nobody because I I just can't deal too much into infrastructure for me have to look for anybody and no moving back. Cuomo is all my guy love going into the bakery end big my order and I like going into the supermarket and The person's will catch me last week as a person cash this week or running into a family friend or pass class, meet and greet but sometimes you just want to disconnect. and not be seeing and being that as Cruzan foodie being a person who writes wouldn't travel specifically of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean people will know who I am quote unquote a local celebrity. So even if I tried to stake Asian and go, they go to eat in dining room up guaranteed. By I'm also remember. We. Listen my brothers will come 'cause i. have three brothers ate they would come to. visit and we'd go into a local watering hole that I always go a lit. It's like, cheers you know you walk and I'm dating myself you walking like, hey, norm. Hey, I'm a nord in..

Virgin Islands US Cruzan Caribbean Virgin Islands Couturiers Dunkin Broward County Saint Croix Europe Florida Bob Croix writer Gaspard Mata Bukamal Cuomo Grad School
Renewables could help Caribbean become more hurricane-resilient

Climate Connections

01:19 min | 1 year ago

Renewables could help Caribbean become more hurricane-resilient

"I'm Dr Anthony Lahser wits, and this is climate connections. When hurricane strike the Caribbean entire highlands are sometimes left without power. That's because there's usually just one power plant and one electricity grid pilot. So if that one grid goes down, the entire island can go dark for days weeks or even months. caitlyn bunkers with a nonprofit rocky mountain institute. She's Co author of a study that shows that one way to minimize this risk is to add renewables that are connected to micro grids. These systems can operate independently from the larger grid bunker. Says that after hurricanes. And Maria. We identified some examples in places like the British Virgin Islands. The Turkey silence where those installations came through the storms themselves. Okay and we're able to be providing power at least locally to the nearby buildings and infrastructure that needed power more quickly than the remainder of the grid, which took a bit longer to be able to restore and reconnect. Bunker. Says adding solar for example, would not only help islands recover after hurricanes it would also create new job opportunities. So renewable and decentralized energy can both provide jobs and strengthen the resiliency of the Caribbean.

British Virgin Islands Dr Anthony Lahser Rocky Mountain Institute Caribbean Hurricane Turkey Maria
High Unemployment Could Force Big Tax Increase for NJ Businesses

New Jersey First News With Eric Scott

00:59 sec | 1 year ago

High Unemployment Could Force Big Tax Increase for NJ Businesses

"Paid by businesses based in part on how much money is in the unemployment fund. That could mean a tax hike next summer as the balance is dropped from the best of six columns to the worst is 4.7 billion in in state state benefits benefits have have been been issued issued since since March, March, and and 40,000 40,000 still still Haven't Haven't had had their their claims claims processed processed in in New New Jersey Jersey Labor Labor Commission Commission of of Robert Robert Sorrow, Sorrow, Angelo Angelo says says New New Jersey Jersey in in late late August began borrowing money from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits. So far, it was $27 million interest free through January. 14 other states in the Virgin Islands of Bardem was $30 billion combined. We're hopeful that there's gonna be relief for trust funds were not the only secret question is really the other way. Bigger Problems on we're goingto have Senator Steve or Ho notes governor Filmer. He also wants to make permanent a corporate tax surcharge. The extent The employment task was up on the employer side to be a very significant at the Statehouse. Michel Simon's New Jersey one a 1.5 news time a

New New Jersey Jersey New New Jersey Jersey Labor La Robert Robert Sorrow Angelo Angelo Michel Simon Virgin Islands Senator Steve Federal Government Bardem
Ronald "Khalis" Bell, co-founder of Kool & The Gang, dead at 68

AP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Ronald "Khalis" Bell, co-founder of Kool & The Gang, dead at 68

"Man who helped put the cool in the Kool and the gang has died. A publicist for the band says Cools cofounder and singer Ronald Police, Bell dotted his home in the Virgin Islands with his wife at his side. No detail on the cause of his death were released. Kool and the Gang was one of the big recording groups of the 19 seventies with a popular blend of jazz, funk, R and B and pop, and after a brief low, they return to stardom in the 19 eighties. Railroad and composed some of the group's biggest hits, including Celebration Cherish and Jungle. Boogie Bell was 68 years old.

Boogie Bell Kool Virgin Islands Ronald Police
Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald 'Khalis' Bell dies at 68

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald 'Khalis' Bell dies at 68

"A musician with a popular band has died the man who helped put the cooling the cool and the gang has died a publicist for the bands as cool school founder and singer Ronald police bell died at his home in the Virgin Islands with his wife at his side no details on the cause of his death were released cool and the gang was one of the big recording groups of the nineteen seventies with a popular blend of jazz funk R&B and pop and after a brief lull they returned to stardom in the nineteen eighties the group won a Grammy for its work on the Saturday night fever album they'll road and compose some of the group's biggest hits including celebration cherish and jungle boogie bill was sixty eight years old I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

Founder Virgin Islands Grammy Ronald Oscar Wells Gabriel
Back-to-back storms expected to hit U.S. next week

NPR News Now

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Back-to-back storms expected to hit U.S. next week

"Tropical storms are racing across. The Caribbean one is dumping rain on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and both are posing threats the US Gulf coast the National Hurricane. Center says Tropical Storms Laura and Marco will approach Louisiana at or close to hurricane force winds at just two days apart next week a hurricane watch has been issued for the New Orleans Metro area. Mississippi's governor has also issued a state of emergency.

Puerto Rico Virgin Islands New Orleans Metro Marco Caribbean Mississippi United States Louisiana Gulf
What will be in the next stimulus bill?

Yahoo Finance Presents

06:00 min | 1 year ago

What will be in the next stimulus bill?

"Get right into it. I, want to ask about the economic outlook to get numbers this morning on detail sale showing up pretty nice rebound in June. But then on the other hand, you have seventeen million Americans a still touring to unemployment insurance. And that you couple it with the epidemiological numbers I. Guess I'm just wondering, do you still see the baseline as a recovery in the second half of this year as I? Think you said back can. You highlighted a bunch of cross-currents it were trying to analyze and understand, and of course, the just an enormous amount of uncertainty and the uncertainty really stems directly with the you know the corona virus in the end pandemic and and how that behaves and and how effective and successful the efforts to contain it at the same time to bring the economy. Back up to full speed. So right now, the way I'm reading is still consistent with you know how you described and I've been talking about it. I, expect the second half to be a continued a period of economic recovery. But it's still you know we're in a very deep hole unemployment is over eleven percent. We have a long ways to go to get back to full strength My hope is is though that will continue to see positive signs of a gradual recovery over the second half. Half of this year into next year. But right now, this is camp critical inflection point. We're seeing these mixed signals in different states where the states where the case The number of new cases has been rising or definitely seen people back from going to restaurants, and in other things, wound states like where I am in New York around here, we are still seeing steady improvement in terms of people getting back to work and going out to restaurants and things like that. So it's IT'S A. Complicated situation and were watching all that you know high frequency data very closely to see what's going on. So, something that was interesting from the Beige Book, that was just released yesterday that in New York. This was the case in many other districts as well. Are there were stories of furloughed workers that have now been laid off permanently and I guess I'm wondering what you're seeing specifically in the second district covers New York Arts of new, Jersey Connecticut of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands. What are you seeing there? You mentioned also earlier this morning that you think it's going to essential for fiscal authorities. Quote, put cash directly in the hands of Americans based off of what you're seeing the district. What would that look like is that an extension of Ui maybe more picky P, for example. Yes. So what we are seeing and what I'm hearing is definitely that this obviously is a situation where a lot of employers don't have demand for their products and services whether you're restaurants or other. You know businesses They are having to to lay off workers despite their efforts, and despite the PGA and other programs have been there to provide a support of businesses and obviously to the unemployed. And households more generally. So I, I would take to kind of signals from what we're seeing is obviously, this is going to be a longer more drawn out period of getting through the pandemic I. think that you know work businesses are struggling because they don't have revenue state local governments are struggling because they don't have a tax revenue or other sources of revenue right now, and I do think an important lesson of the past few months, the federal actions and I really don't think of this is stimulus that really think of these actions to to help support Basically, grants and transfers to households and businesses has been absolutely critically important it's meant the people who've lost their jobs have been able to continue to pay the ramp of food on the table. It's also the pre program which you know is obviously had his challenges has been I've heard this from businesses or district has been effective and getting money to the small businesses. So they can keep going and hopefully come back. So my lesson from this disease have been effective tools. I'm not saying what Congress should or shouldn't do specifically, but this has been effective at dealing with the situation through July and I think you know are there are lessons to draw from bad in terms of? Guinness. The next six months. In, the meantime, the Federal Reserve has pin interest rates near zero. But I want to chat something fun. Now, forward, guidance right and I know that you can only speak for yourself. But what's your preferred method of messaging to the market? How long you will keep rates at zero bound especially now that there's been this discussion as the minutes of noted of federal. Reserve officials be playing around with the idea of an objective base or guidance that perhaps might be pinned to inflation, for example. Well as you know over the recovery period and the expansion following the global financial crisis, we did use for guidance pretty aggressively and I think very successfully starting in two thousand eleven. We did try different versions of. What we call, you know database versus you know contingent. Guidance and I think what the lessons from that is, you know win market expectations for the public understanding of what the Fed's likely to do gets out of sync with our own thinking for guidance has has proven to be helpful to help people understand how reviewing Monte policy. You know right now I actually think that are are the guidance we have in there, which is maybe more kind of descriptive informal or guidance his serving as well. So we do have some time to think about how we should. Should evolve that guidance is going as we go forward to me. The critical thing is, what's the problem we're trying to solve right now, we're still trying to fit you know all of us were trying to figure out where is the economy going today? Where is it likely to go in and learn from the experience of you over the next few months, and from that position, we can really I think considering and decide what's the best way to describe our thinking around the future path of a Monte policy. And, link that obviously. To our. Objectives of cheating the maximum employment and price stability goals. Now on inflation something. That's interesting that we're hearing from other Fed officials is where do you shoot the target as we know is two percent for the reserve. But what we've seen over the past recovery since is that that has been undershot on, which is hard to kind of stimulate inflation. How does that guide your thinking for

Federal Reserve New York Puerto Rico Guinness Virgin Islands Connecticut New York Arts PGA Congress Monte
Tropical storm drenches Puerto Rico, might hit U.S. mainland

Von Haessler Doctrine

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

Tropical storm drenches Puerto Rico, might hit U.S. mainland

"The storm is causing life threatening flash flooding and high winds over Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Bahamas and adjacent islands through Friday. The system may bring impacts to parts of Cuba and Florida by the weekend. But it's too soon for details. Remora about the tropical storm on Kirk's Blaga wsb radio dot

Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Cuba Kirk Florida
"virgin islands" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"S. Virgin Islands seeking damages from the estate of Jeffrey up steam Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George says abstaining gauged in sex abuse and sex trafficking for decades part of what they seek in their action is forfeiture or divestiture up all properties real property that's been used during the course of the the criminal activities six other defendants are also being held liable with the app's Tina stayed for mistreatment of women and girls as young as thirteen Attorney General George urge to victims to come forward even if they were free to do so could not be liable warding criminal activity Eckstine committed suicide last year in in New York City jail cell as he awaited trial one trafficking allegations colonel Scott fox news two of the Democrats running for president they're still feuding senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders senator Warren cooling centers a liar before a national television audience during intense post debate exchange when she refused to shake Sanders hand audio of the confrontation released by CNN on Wednesday the two have been feuding since Monday when Warren said that during a private meeting of twenty eighteen centers disagreed with her little woman could win the presidency a doll causing controversy in Russia it isn't the doll that was found in a children's toy store inside the areas causing outrage the doll has long blonde hair female facial features and is dressed in women's clothing that has male genitalia photos of the dollar been making the rounds on social media and as you might expect folks have lots to say about it one person chiming in have you ever considered it could simply be a manufacturing defect that someone accidentally put a female had on a male body another saying I believe this is a liberal attempt to change society and still another commented all you have to do is cut off the doll's hair changed into a pair of pants boxes who goes with Jack Callahan this is fox news radio pale BJ on John Julian topping all since news of Williamson County sheriff's office knows the name of the Jane doe known as corona girl who was found shot to death near Geral for forever Jody says seventeen year old sue and husky was found shot dead in general and after thirty years our family has now been reunited yes city council has a variety of options in front of it that drum up money for a multi billion dollar upgrade to public transit well the major bond packages on the table so was asking voters to allow the city to increase property taxes about three point five percent and already some a railing against a possible also mobility overhaul that could end up costing billion scribes getting a better job party is a criticizing also city counts as it looks to voters to approve more taxes despite what is planned already says this will not address people's behavior metro has spent over four billion dollars last thirty five years and in the same amount of riders yeah that you have when they started your kill BJ radar weather watch low sixty two high seventy one get Austin news on demand it newsradio kale B. J. dot com it's is I'm this is coast to coast AM with George Noory what is an extinction level of that think about that for a moment in our moment to our.

S. Virgin Islands Jeffrey
"virgin islands" Discussed on AP News

AP News

11:20 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on AP News

"At 1.the suit alleges that student is associates organized a search party to capture a 15 year old girl trying to escape by swimming away U. S. Virgin Islands journey general Denise George says even after up steam suicide his associates continued to cover for him the conduct of Jeffrey esteem and his associates shocks the conscience and betrays the deepest principles and laws of the U. S. Virgin Islands the lawsuit seeks hundreds of millions of dollars from abstains a state in the Virgin Islands including his private islands little Saint James and great Saint James which the suit values at $86000000 I'm Julie Walker

Denise George Jeffrey esteem U. S. Virgin Islands Saint James Julie Walker $86000000 15 year
"virgin islands" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

03:11 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on WTVN

"Was issued for Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands Illinois announced nearly eleven million dollars in marijuana sales during the first week of recreational sales Richard Cantu ABC news well for some clouds to thicken up overnight tonight will drop to twenty seven for the loan and then on Tuesday back up to forty three degrees will stay partly to mostly cloudy during the day a couple of flurries in the evening and overnight hours then Wednesday high of thirty four I'm ABC six first warning chief meteorologist Marshall make peak on your severe weather station news radio six ten WTVN from around the world your next deadline update happens at the bottom of the hour news radio six W. and George Noory call the wildcard line at eight one eight five zero one four one zero nine the first time caller line is eight one eight five zero one four seven two one to talk tool free from east of the Rockies call eight hundred eight two five five zero three three from west of the Rockies toll free call eight hundred six one eight eight two five five to reach George via Skype use Skype name George nine seven three one three send Georgia text message anytime at eight one eight two nine eight six five two one this is coast to coast AM with George Noory son off all the lines when we come back on our next coast to coast program Robert Zimmerman will be one of our guests as we talk about the secret space force and also space and what's happening up there beyond belief that is our television program and watch a free episode just to get the feel of it Tommy.

Puerto Rico U. S. Virgin Islands Illinois chief meteorologist Marshall Rockies Robert Zimmerman Tommy marijuana Richard Cantu ABC George Noory Georgia
"virgin islands" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on KOMO

"Going to do some day is on the calendar want to retire Sunday you'll want a my social security account to help you get ready get yours at social security dot gov. twenty five till the storm system known as Karen is expected to usher in heavy rainfall flash floods and mud slides to Puerto Rico and the U. S. and British Virgin Islands forecasters expect the system will not be a threat to the U. S. mainland there are several other storms and see which could gain strength and become hurricanes one such a system has entered waters of the Gulf of Mexico the north Atlantic hurricane season has about two more months to go with more on today's national picture here's accu weather dot com meteorologist Isaac Longley a powerful cold front isn't going to move across the Midwest today and that's going to lead to the threat of some severe thunderstorms thunderstorms may lead to isolated tornadoes flooding downpours hail and damaging wind gusts gusts up to seventy miles per hour possible in some locations in the wake of a cold front in the northeast and that's going to lead to a dry and cooler day today there can still be the threats of some showers lingering in northern New England and southeast temperatures are going to be on the hot side high temperatures in the lower to mid nineties across most locations in Texas it looks like there's going to continue to be a threat for some isolated showers and thunderstorms this will continue to be a concern especially given the recent heavy rainfall across the area for the southwest showers and thunderstorms are going to continue today leading to the threats for some more flash flooding across the area in California temperatures are going to heat up as an offshore flow develops and that's going to lead to gusty Santa Ana winds which may lead to a high fire threats across the area that's the nation's weather accu weather dot com meter all just as a gong Li on this date in nineteen thirty four Babe Ruth made his farewell appearance as a player with the New York Yankees in a game against the Boston Red Sox socks one five nothing on this date in nineteen sixty eight the TV news magazine sixty minutes premiered on CBS. twenty three before the hour today on the Hollywood minute frozen too this is American morning I'm John trout house Democrats appear to be at a tipping point as momentum for impeaching.

CBS. John trout Hollywood Li California Gulf of Mexico U. S. British Virgin Islands Democrats Karen Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Ruth Texas New England Midwest Isaac Longley Puerto Rico sixty minutes
"virgin islands" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

07:27 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Porter Rico glancing blow all we always Porter Rico happy about that U. S. Virgin Islands and not so much and now it's making tracks for the eastern coast of Florida and may may you get directly on a Miami and it's gaining strength in may his a category for which is pretty catastrophic all right back we go let me tell you about what's going on with the wall the wall the wall now keep in mind that the wall has such huge importance and it's not I don't think critically about keeping immigrants out well that's important as far as the trump administration it is far more important to his base that he is perceived as building the wall keeping his word and I have to tell you he's trying as hard as he can it's not for lack of trying a lack of enthusiasm and the reality now is hitting the trump administration prickly Donald Trump he has to get that wall up or a good portion of the wall of course as I get it the entire wall that becomes a physical impossibility but he has to be perceived as making real progress now in a talk to John about this tomorrow John Thomas I don't think that even if another foot of the wall is not built I don't think it's going to affect our trump relative to his base because I think all he has to do is be perceived as doing everything he can and is being stopped by a Congress that hates America and a media that is full of traders and even members of his own administration and the deep state that is doing everything it can to stop the building of the wall and I thought the part that I and when I first started to look at this I would really I he wants the wall black he wants the wall to be painted with a specific kind of black paint any okay come on guys really that's just an affectation because he woke up one morning and said I want a black wall for whatever reason signifies mum this is serious no no there's actually a reason for it I and it's kind of weird but an egg it does make sense first of all if you paint this the specific black is sort of a matte black not even a reflective black a matte black which absorbs sunlight any any gets much hotter and the argument is that the hotter the wall the harder it is to climb so he wants a wall not necessarily I should see wall aids but it's not a scripts heart but not now the heart works the frets well no that would be great too because they shreds makes sense for pre order so if your slippery yeah exactly harder Klein and so and by the way the wall does that too the black wall aid that pain is it works in such a way is that it's very slippery the heat is absorbed making it much tighter and I he also once at the tip by the way not just the wall he wants some pointed Hey once those at the top of the wall with a sharp point so you get to hurt yourself now is that yeah you know white people do I would put concertina wire up there anyway if you're gonna make Wallace gonna build a wall it's going to stop people from crawling over I mean it's not that hard to throw a thirty foot ladder up there and as a matter of fact I'm gonna argue that the sharp points make it even easier I had to crawl over what you want is something that you can't put a rope online you can't make it easy you know you turn tie you tie something or you take a whole book on to a point at stake so there is it just it's it's far more complicated and then of course the issue is still what kind of wall right you're not gonna plane I you're not gonna paint a block wall black a you could that doesn't do you any good so it's probably gonna be some kind of a metal wall or a combination of metal and the base maybe being concrete and he wants it to be slaughtered so you can actually see the outside you can see through it but you really can't see inside you know those slats you know a level or two that blinds you that we have shutters they do it at my house where you put it in such a way you can look outside but they can't see N. anyone something along those lines but he understands and gonna go back to the important part of this wall because it really doesn't matter how effective it is because there are ways of keeping on immigrants a matter fact I believe and doubt and aides are saying this course off the books you know off the record because that either are there they don't have the authority to speak or they're simply not going to speak publicly but they have said that the president or stand it's all about election day that's it nothing more what can I get done by election day I don't care what it is and understands by the way admitted the administration understands that the they're much better ways of dealing with illegal immigration then a wall back in fact if the money that would be spent on a wall is moved to more border patrol agents better technology now that's going to be used for example land mines all along the inside border the United States much like they do at the at the demilitarized zone where it's very difficult to cross the demilitarized zone because you walk across a debt that no man's land you get blown up yeah either probably not gonna do the blow up our day although man would that be effective huh Hey this is why I'm not in government all right this is why I'm behind the Mike and not in front of the capitol steps aids but it's not a shred it's hard but not as yet later on today incidently all I have a terrific story yeah I'd die eight o'clock and it's a true hi but not a straight story it's a success from scratch how does that connect you'll see it's gonna be hard but not a **** that is correct all right coming up we have a record cheap solar power coming in and boy you can't get better than that can it old no we cannot or yes it can and has to do with not using solar power even though it's cheaper to go wait a minute how is that possible is that a contradiction yep that's our next segment KFI AM six forty everywhere in on the I heart radio app all right Jennifer a man and woman suspected in a pair of attempted armed robberies have been arrested after police chase that ended in bell gardens the couple drove against traffic at one point in yesterday's chase they did to.

Porter Rico U. S. Virgin Islands Florida Miami thirty foot
"virgin islands" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:10 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on KCRW

"The British Virgin Islands was the U. S. Virgin Islands bit harder than Porter Rico what what is the latest your hearing there were widespread power outages in the U. S. Virgin Islands both at Saint Thomas and Saint Croix but work is under way to restore power they're at now and other than that they also don't seem to be any reports of major damage other than possibly some damage from minor flooding it's impairs Adrian Florido in San Juan Puerto Rico where it looks like people are breathing a sigh of relief this morning as hurricane Dorian moves away Adrian thanks so much thanks David as we mentioned the US Virgin Islands were closer to Dorian's path and Stacey Plaskett was on Saint Croix as the storm was hitting she represents the U. S. Virgin Islands in Congress comes on plastic thank you for joining us this morning I know it's probably been a rough a rough night as that storm is gone by thank you so much this storm was really here for most of the day into the afternoon so by evening on think Corey seven thirty the governor's lifted the curfew I think Thomas of course if you're probably aware got hit a little quite a bit more it picked up some nonsense in the door and picked up and really did a bit of damage over there of course we were really concerned because we are already in a fragile state I'd like quarter Rico we have over a thousand people maybe twelve hundred who still have heart on their route and some of our infrastructure of course our hospitals and such have issues in terms of their ability to be able to fully functional during a storm right now while some you you were actually worried if the storm was was much worse that that the infrastructure and and even hospitals might not be able to to to handle things sure both on the island of Saint Korea's while listening Thomas we have one hospital and both of those hospitals have been deemed to have been more than fifty percent destroyed by the hurricane memory in two years ago is that is that why they're still hard okay and Maria we had such extensive damage but there was great concern whether or not if a large category three or four were to come to the island what that would do to our infrastructure hospital school thinks that sure we know that the roof came off of one of our government buildings on Saint Thomas yesterday we're going to be affecting the damage her residence another's we get a really good job our governor and local government there were over two hundred and fifty members of the federal government federal personnel on the ground ensuring that people were in their home secure elders were fine shelters were operational on staff but falling tears we're glad that it was not as heavy L. or the strong as we anticipated and so we're still we're going to be picking up pieces now and trying to continue rebuilding after what happened to us in twenty seven eight I mean it is there a point where people I don't know I mean as much as a place is important to someone's life and history in past like that if you see what happens two years ago you live through a storm like this wondering if your community can make it through like are you getting residents who are just thinking how many times they they can rebuild and and and how long they want to be there sure I mean there are some individuals who have left a population of work declined after Irma and Maria number my hip thing Thomason think John is a category five yeah Maria hit in Korean thing John is category five hurricane and so we have lots of the lesion due to people having lost their homes deciding we couldn't deal with it or leaving before the storm and never returning but there are those of us who recognized the you know this is our home my family has been here folks like my family almost three hundred years and we're going to deal with this thankfully the federal government recognized after Irma and Maria that a lot of the damage the structural damage to our public infrastructure with you in part to the neglect of the federal government over the years to supporting us in terms of federal dollars and percentages in the same manner that they did the mainland and so they've given us funding not just to rebuild rebuild better than it was before to rebuild not as it was but as it should be and so we're putting in a hardening our infrastructure composite Goldman said of wooden cold on for utilities going underground creating solar energy that can withstand a hurricane to insure that were able to deal with climate change which is affecting up greatly most hope that that all of that works and and the island is ready if if god forbid has to go through a a big one again comes when Stacey Plaskett represents the U. S. Virgin Islands as she joins us from Saint Croix thanks so much thank you so much it's been some time since Britain's empire extended around the world but the British pound long a symbol of Britain's global power is still a source of great pride in the country over the years though the pound has lost a lot of its luster and the turmoil surrounding brexit has hurt its stature even more your Jim zarroli in the late nineteen nineties Europe embarked on a radical experiment it got rid of Italy's lira Germany's Deutsche mark and the French Frank among others and replace them with a single monetary unit the euro only one major country refused to get on board Britain here is then chancellor of the exchequer Gordon brown we will not seek membership of the single currency on first January nineteen ninety nine the decision was driven by much more than economics the pound also known as the quit or sterling is a rich cultural symbol a powerful reminder of the past glory of the British Empire I'll notes have been adorned with some of the most illustrious figures in British history Shakespeare Dickens and Darwin today people such as Jacquelyn Cup for a pharmacist's assistant in London say giving up the pound is almost unthinkable I think it's because it is so you know you've got an old books and literature and everything now talk about the towns and it's part of our kind of culture really I think anything that you try to replace it with it wouldn't the Pataki I think the pound is encrusted with centuries of British tradition one pound was long eagle to two hundred and forty pence it bewildered tourists in nineteen seventy one the government decided to simplify things one pound would now be worth one hundred pence it took some getting used to even students had to take classes in the new money how many new credit the game type in one call it a hundred a hundred new tended my mom doesn't like the fifty tanks but I.

British Virgin Islands U. S. Virgin Islands Porter Rico one pound two years three hundred years fifty percent
"virgin islands" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The British Virgin Islands was the U. S. Virgin Islands bit harder than Porter Rico what what is the latest your hearing there were widespread power outages in the U. S. Virgin Islands both at Saint Thomas and Saint Croix but work is under way to restore power they're at now and other than that they also don't seem to be any reports of major damage other than possibly some damage from minor flooding all right that's in pairs Adrian Florido he is in San Juan Puerto Rico where it looks like people are breathing a sigh of relief this morning as hurricane Dorian moves away Adrian thanks so much thanks David as we mentioned the US Virgin Islands were closer to Dorian's path and Stacey Plaskett was on Saint Croix as the storm was hitting she represents the U. S. Virgin Islands in Congress comes on plastic thank you for joining us this morning I know it's probably been a rough a rough night as the storm was gone by thank you so much this storm was really here for most of the day into the afternoon so by evening on thing Corey seven thirty the governor's lifted the curfew I think Thomas of course if you're probably aware got hit a little quite a bit more it picked up from now on in the door and picked up and really did a bit of damage over there of course we were really concerned because we are already in a fragile state I've like quarter Rico we have over a thousand people maybe twelve hundred who still have harp on their route and some of our infrastructure of course our hospitals and such have issues in terms of their ability to be able.

British Virgin Islands U. S. Virgin Islands Porter Rico Saint Thomas Saint Croix Adrian Florido San Juan Puerto Rico Dorian David US Stacey Plaskett Congress Corey
"virgin islands" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

AM 1590 WCGO

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

"In the U. S. Virgin Islands today but the impact on Porter Rico may not be as significant as once feared meteorologist Tom seder hall path shifted now away from his spaniel away now for the most part from Porta Rico and the center's ride over Saint Thomas we had a wind gust of a hundred eleven miles per hour a Buck island but several models have Dorian striking Florida over the Labor Day weekend in Miami Dade mayor Carlos Jimenez says it's time for everyone there to get ready including nursing home even though it was the responsibility of those nursing homes to take care of themselves we know that a lot of them will not so while we need to identify those nursing homes and we need to be able to make sure that in the her nursing home finds itself in some kind of trouble that we will you know help them as quickly as we can the number of Democrats making the cut for the next big debate of presidential candidates is dropping is where you're from correspondent Ryan nobles essentially we're gonna cut the field in half for this debate that's coming up on September twelfth hiking in Texas we've got now the front runners biting Sanders Warren Harrison booty judge then the second tier candidates a Booker clover Shari Yang federal role can fully in Castro they've all qualified meaning the higher standard the higher price of entry for this particular debate president trump is refuting a Washington post story alleging he'd pardon aids if they needed to break the law to build a border wall with Mexico from says the story was intended to demean and disparaging earlier a White House official said the president's comments were made as a joke spending is days away from becoming legal in Indiana in the state's casinos are lining up to start collecting wagers Indiana becomes the twelve state put sports betting legal as of Sunday on Wall Street the Dow up two fifty seven and S. and P. up eighteen hi Mike Morris if you don't know your numbers you don't know your business Evan Goldberg founder.

Indiana Evan Goldberg White House Washington Shari Yang Warren Harrison Ryan nobles Miami Dade Dorian Tom seder founder Mike Morris U. S. Virgin Islands president official Mexico trump Castro Texas
"virgin islands" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on WJR 760

"Is Carlene I'm Gerry McNamara eight six six ninety right I will get to your calls and comments coming up following the bottom of the hour of that Johnson and Johnson lawsuit on opioids looking at tropical storm Dorian right now ill the eleven PM advisory still fifty miles an hour right and expected to hear you know you look at the cone lesson changes you never know but expected to hit the coast of of Florida the eastern coast of Florida little more than half way up there and sometime Sunday night hurricane watch in effect for a Porter Rico and then a tropical storm warning is in effect for Porter Rico and other areas including the U. S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands the Dominican Republic it is also under that tropical storm warning but will will certainly keep an eye on that over the next couple days yeah used to them so they're looking at it okay they don't have the cone after Sunday so I'm I'm looking to see where it goes next week right because probably will drop a ton of rain if it if it continues it lot of these times you know your date doesn't head straight west to me looks like it's heading more you know west northwest when it hits you know when it hits Florida button lot of times it'll be pushed right up into the mid section of the country right and up into the northeast as you you you how many of them have made that great terms so has been a low light hurricane season so far so far you did not do they expected to hit Porto Rico as a one I heard I have that backing and look at the latest update I saw that yesterday okay that was gonna hit.

Carlene Dorian Florida Porter Rico U. S. Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Dominican Republic Gerry McNamara Johnson PM
"virgin islands" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"On the radio there are currently nine Gerry McNamara eight six six ninety right I will get to your calls and comments coming up following the bottom of the hour of that Johnson and Johnson lawsuit on opioids looking at tropical storm Dorian right now ill the eleven PM advisory still fifty miles an hour right and expected to hear you know you look at the cone let's see changes you never know but expected to hit the coast of of Florida the eastern coast of Florida little more than half way up there and sometime Sunday night hurricane watch in effect for Porter Rico and then a tropical storm warning is in effect for Porter Rico and other areas including the U. S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands the Dominican Republic is also under that tropical storm warning but so will will certainly keep an eye on that over the next couple days yeah used to them I'm so they're looking at it okay they don't have the cone after Sunday so I'm looking to see where it goes next week right because probably will drop a ton of rain if it if it continues it lot of these times you know your date doesn't head straight west to me looks like it's anymore you know west northwest when it hits you know when it hits Florida but lot of times it'll be pushed right up into the mid section of the country right and up into the northeast as you you you how many of them have made that great terms so has been a low light hurricane season so far so far do not do they expected to hit Porto Rico as a one I heard I have that backing and look at the latest update I saw that yesterday okay that was gonna pour records a one all right.

Dorian Florida Porter Rico U. S. Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Dominican Republic Gerry McNamara Johnson PM
"virgin islands" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on 600 WREC

"The FBI and the Virgin Islands home of Jeffrey and stay in the financier who died over the weekend and is the York City jail cell awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges fox news has learned that abstain was not on suicide watch at the time of his death despite the fact that he was temporarily put on suicide watch after he was reportedly found in his cell with bruising around his neck two weeks ago that scene was also not physically checked on for several hours leading up to his death even though he should have been checked on every thirty minutes according to M. C. C.'s normal operations a source familiar with the situation tells fox news Epstein did not have a cell made at the time of his death which the source characterized as unusual boxes prying in a city or city the medical examiner Manitoba Canada confirming the two bodies found last week are those of two men suspected of killing a North Carolina woman her Australian boyfriend and another man is as it's believe nineteen year old camera cloud an eighteen year old briars McGill ski shot and killed themselves the royal Canadian Mounted Police had been searching for the pair for weeks according Pennsylvania considering whether to throw out bill Cosby's conviction last year on sexual assault charges a hearing was before a three judge Superior Court panel to examine what Cosby's defense team called the errors that prejudice the preceding Cosby was convicted last year of sexual assault and sentenced to three to ten years in Pennsylvania state prison among the defense's complaints was testimony allowed from other accusers and why a non prosecution agreement from two thousand five was an honored the judges in turn asked why bad agreement was not the written nor approved by judge the panel will consider the argument for a few months before handing down a ruling.

Superior Court bill Cosby royal Canadian Mounted Police North Carolina fox fox news FBI York City Virgin Islands assault Pennsylvania Manitoba Canada Epstein M. C. C. Jeffrey thirty minutes eighteen year
"virgin islands" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Notice apologies it wasn't on my naturalization test the Virgin Islands have a representative in the house of representatives but the US Virgin Islands and the this delegate this cold Stacey Plaskett and what's interesting about Stacey Plaskett the sex criminal Herve a scumbag cool Jeffrey Epstein donated lots of money to her campaign you do recall he has a private island in the Virgin Islands yeah it's called little Saint James and the Stacey Plaskett house profited profited from the largess of convicted sex criminal because he was convicted in that sweet deal he had in Florida received eight thousand one hundred dollars from Epstein which according to this report from bright but representative task it is refusing to return it's what standards offer you for it Alexander cast your car does she's afraid of the Rainman how she's afraid of disposals do you remember that which he literally was she said it is what do you call it frightening super super frightening she's afraid of the route the rain now with a bit of rain here in Washington yesterday was yesterday was a select it was gonna tell you this I told you this right what the dog and the crawfish walked across the road with us a crawfish it was a bit of rain but Hey we survive we didn't have to build Iraq however AOC tweeted the following unprecedented flooding is quickly becoming a new normal despite the Republicans all tripling down on fossil fuels with no plans to transition offer them will make the critical in for investments we need to prep for the climate crisis each day of inaction puts more of us in danger climate change intensifies flooding wildfires and extreme weather it's more than one day one storm it's all of them places of flooding where they haven't before there are ninety degree days in Alaska in June the GOP will mark and so confusion until their home is swept away I'm sorry I'm sending my engineer to sleep she really is one of those Freudian hysterical women that the the crazy Australia's to write about let's listen to the truth about the climate and especially America of the climate from the president yesterday during a press conference in the White House on the climate cut to today the United States is ranked listen to this number one in the world for access to clean drinking water ranked number one in one of the main messages of air pollution particular matter is six times lower here than the global average every single one of the signatories to the Paris climate accord lags behind American overall emissions reductions who would think that is possible for this reason in my first year in office I withdrew.

Paris Stacey Plaskett United States White House president America Australia engineer GOP Alaska Virgin Islands AOC Iraq Washington Alexander Florida Jeffrey Epstein Herve
"virgin islands" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

11:17 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Cause thanks for being with us on this Sunday morning. Steve limit begin with the issue of the Susan ship question in the US census. What is the controversy in why? Well, for seventy years now, sixty seventy years now, the US, census bureau has created what's called short-form, and they've given it to every single American, and it's fun because it's really focused on the key questions that they need. Everybody to answer. The goal is to get one hundred percent response on that census form. So they make it as simple as possible. The controversy is that all of a sudden. There's been this real push to try to add a question on citizenship. Are you a citizen of the United States, and there's been no testing? No, it's gone against all of the advice of internal staff who found that if you add this question, it could potentially leave out six point five million Americans and the challenge is that in that rush, there's a real question about what the real motivation is for trying to adv that question when no testing has been done. And all of the studies show that it could really cause the, the entire census to be jeopardized, because of the drop off of number of people who are responding then based on that react to what Ohio congressman Republican, Jim Jordan said he is the ranking member of the house oversight committee, when this issue came up during a recent hearing, what the citizenship question, actually ask says this. Is this person a citizen of the United States? Dancers. You can choose from the following. Yes. Born in the United States. Yes. Born in Puerto Rico Guam, the US Virgin Islands. Yes. Born abroad. A US citizen. Parents parent. Yes, US citizen by naturalization or. No, not a US citizen. That's it. Question doesn't even ask the next logical question. If you're not a citizen citizen. Are you in this country legally, I strongly support asking, if a person is in this country legally, I'm satisfied the public policy goal of enforcing the Voting Rights Act can be accomplished with just citizenship question? Like to remind my colleagues citizenship question is not new is appeared on previous, census questionnaires, and is ask on the American community survey every single year. The majority, apparently does not object to the American community survey asking you citizenship question. So I understand the majority's objection to the question. Now. It is the exact same question on both forms. My colleagues complain the question hasn't been tested, because it was at the last minute this argument, simply false. The question is already going through rigorous testing over more than a dozen years as it appeared on the American community survey. In fact, the American community survey required more rigorous testing for this question than the question would have received in two thousand eighteen cents test that from Republican Jim Jordan. Kathy thing joining us from Los Angeles with common cause your reaction. I think that the statements by the congressman clearly, ignore the fact that the reason why it's on the American community survey, which is done the sample of spam, member, smaller number of Americans that happens each year and not on the, the sentence that goes out to every single American, probably the next time we sing it isn't twenty twenty is because. We know that there's a huge dropoff when people see that question. And that's not because of the challenges that each time we have a census when we're trying to implement it. The number one goal is to try to ensure that there's one hundred percent response if there is a question that's going to be added onto the descend census that will happen in twenty twenty the key is that we make sure that any warning of that as it's understood by a recipient, whether it's translated into multiple languages how it's going to be understood has to be tested multiple times in the past when there's a question about, for instance, ethnicity. It was tested more than three times in the field, and then multiple times in pre-test before that we have never done that kind of test on the citizenship, question, putting it onto the main part of the census that we're going to get in twenty twenty and so the real question is, what will the drop off be no from the ACS response, one of the reasons? Reasons why it's put onto that smaller sample that happens each year is because the response tends to be much smaller, and we know that there's drop off, as soon as people see that question. They will skip it or they'll not respond to that American community survey given that drop off and the census bureau's own staff recommended. That is essential question. Not be added onto the twenty twenty census. They knew that they predicted that some six point five million people would not respond to the census, if that question was placed on it, and we haven't even tested whether or not people will understand it the same way when you translate the word citizenship, or citizen into metal languages. We've already learned from other context that people understand that were differently. And then when you have to try to explain it, it becomes something where you have to figure out what the right words are it's not as simple as throwing a question. On just because it's been on a smaller survey. And so this untested unproven question that sex are trying to rush to place onto the twenty twenty census is really something where we have to ask what the real motives are. But let me go back and we'll put it on the screen as well. There are fine choices including yes. Born in the United States born in the Virgin Islands or US. Territories born of parents who are US citizens, born abroad, citizenship, nationalization, or no, not a US citizen is are any of these categories. Confusing. Do you think to the person filling it out? I would dare say that if you ask most Americans, whether they were naturalized or not that'd be a head scratcher. That's not a term that you use regular pilots. It's a legal term. If you've been going through the process of becoming an American citizen, multiple steps to doing that. And when you start translating that into multiple languages understanding where you are, in that stage you're legally here, but let you have to cross several different hurdles can be complicated. And being able to answer that question within that you're answering it correctly is, is not as easy as it seems, I guess, is Kathy saying, and we'll get you phone calls in just a moment. But I want to also get your reaction to Representative Alexandria Causey Cortez freshman democrat, from New York had to say, at that, same hearing with congressman Jim Jordan. Unspeakable horse have been executed by the United States in the name of citizenship in the name of determining who is a citizen and by citizen. We mean who is a person in our democracy. That is what citizenship needs. It is an acknowledgement of person hood in American democracy in knowledge, meant of power. And when I think about supreme court decisions with this. I think about dreads Scott. I think about Komatsu versus the United States where the supreme court upheld Japanese internment, the gunned list of, of the citizenship status of Japanese Americans and how did that start it started with the United States? Census started with United States census, we have laws on the books, saying that information from the census cannot be used in any other way that it must be confidential and what happened when, when the federal government, the executive branch, the president of the United States. I don't care if he was a democrat. I don't care if he was Republican, it was wrong, and what he did he asked for information and the census bureau broke the law, and divulged information on dip codes where Japanese Americans what concentrated and that information was used to intern American citizens and non American citizens like and the supreme court upheld that Representative Alexander. Cortez at a house oversight committee hearing on the issue of the citizenship question. Dividing phone lines as follows if you support the idea of this question in the twenty twenty two zero two seven four eight thousand recorded program. No phone calls at this time in one. Kathy thing is joining us from common cause she's in Los Angeles on this Sunday. We'll go to Jeff in Eden North Carolina. Good morning. Morning. Into question. It's part of how we keep it. Story lose he'll country we are Representative. Public where our states are required to know voting and to become a new bureau now. We just allow any everybody to low, then what will in state like California. Nobody is country all the state to reflect the problem, California. Good California, overdue ample where they. Every. Elected by citizens. Look at the problems created Kef. Thank you. Get a response from Kathy thing who is in California today. Well, I'm just going to say that I think that this caller probably gets at what the real motivation is for trying to add this question we've brought a lawsuit in North Carolina kamikaze Lewis. And in that process, we have uncovered some evidence, and that evidence has now been introduced into other cases, one in New York, and one in Maryland, where it's studies that were done by people who are central to the redistricting process, particularly drawing maps for Republicans, and they're the conclusion by the chief map maker for Republicans. His name is Thomas hoffler was that if they could move to drawing district lines using citizen only data. That they would have a, it would be advantageous to Republicans and to non Hispanic whites Kathy FANG of common cause joining us earlier today on Washington journal, we'll hear more of this discussion in about fifty.

United States census bureau Kathy FANG Jim Jordan congressman Virgin Islands supreme court Los Angeles New York California Steve ACS North Carolina Susan Ohio Puerto Rico Guam house oversight committee Maryland Thomas hoffler
"virgin islands" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

07:47 min | 2 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on KTOK

"So tell getting recognized for what we do is tell us about sale like Hefner. How did it occur to you to do this? Well, so my husband, and I have been sailing for quite a while. And we would go to places like Tampa Bay Corpus Christi at the Kola where they would offer thinly charters. So we got the idea after doing that a few times about doing it on like Hefner. We thought if they can do that on the coast. Why can't we do this on our beautiful lake right in the middle of the city? We asked around the people would be interested people that we knew and they were like sure, yes. I would I would pay to have you take me sailing since I don't know how to sail, and so that's kind of how we got the the brainchild of starting the business. So yeah, that's what we do. So when some context you go through what you do. Okay. Well, we have our website, which is WWW dot faily, Hefner dot com. Tom, and we offered sailing charters this season. We're just doing the weekend. So Friday Saturday Sunday, and we have on our website all of the charters that are available. So you can go on a head of time, and you can find one that works for you that type of charter you want and the time that works for your schedule. And then what happens is you contact me. My number's listed you can Email me as well. And I'll get you on our calendar, and I'll send you confirmation giving you all the details. Where to meet us what's expect and bring where and all of that. So that's what happens people just contact me. And I get him on the on the calendar. I hold their spot. And we meet them at the lake and we take them for sale. Will you were slogan is escape relax unwind tells about how you do this. What kind of boat? Do you have in? What are the different options? Okay. We have a twenty six foot sailboat, and it's called him on a whole and twenty six is doesn't sound super big. But it's also not small, but it's a perfect size for the lake. It allows us to have a maximum of six guests on board. There's plenty of room in the seating area where you're not crowded together and the six the six maximum is both for comfort with room to spread out a little bit safety. And that's also a a standard number of guests that you can take on your on your charter. That's that's true. Like, I said whether you're in corpus crispy or Tampa Bay air wherever that's just a standard maximum number of guests. You can have on board. So what we do is we pay where team my husband, David as a captain. And I am you're right. I'm the first mate or the crew. And what we do is. We do all we do all the work, quote, unquote work. And so we we get to do all everything and our guest just sit back and enjoy the ride so and and it works out great. Because a lot of our guests have never been sailing before. So I guess it gives them an opportunity failing like and even some guests have never even been on a boat alone of about. So it's been it's been a great fun experience to introduce failing to a lot of people. And actually we've seen people that have failed with us one season. And the next season they bought their own boats and they're waving at us from their own boat. We're sailing by. Time that probably makes you feel very successful doesn't it? It does we've affected people's lives. We've we've set them on a new journey and let them find a new passion. So just like what we have been. That's that was kind of an added benefit that we didn't even realize that we would get once we started this. Well, I was impressed with your qualifications. So talk about both your in David's qualifications. If you would. David has been failing much longer than I have. So he came to Oklahoma in. I think nineteen eighty four with the air force, and he was looking for a hobby. So he in a buddy started. They took win surfing windsurfing is a great way to start to understand the wind and how it affects your sales. But even though it wasn't a sailboat he was he had a crash course literally some days on how to operate and harness the win and from there. He got a Hobie cat, which is was a little pun tune. But with a trampoline in the middle again, it's a sailing vessel. And he introduced me to sailing at that point, and I fell in love with it. And so from there, we we continue to to play with the Hobie cat and two thousand three we took a sailboat charter in the US Virgin Islands where we lived on board a sailboat for a week. And that's when are true passion began for sailing. We just fell in love with. That we fell in love with Virgin Islands. And then when we came back we bought our own boat. And then that's when Hefner started, and you are certificates. I think is the right word because you have credentials as well. Yes, I do. I do David has gotten his U S coast guard, captain Bligh since which is really impressive is it's it's not an easy thing to pain. And so he's had that for several years now, and I have gone through courses through the American sailing association where I'm also qualified to be a captain. I just don't have the the coast guard license that so you've got to experienced people on board that know what to do. And how to keep our guests eighth. And so ever get everybody time as well. And I bet in Oklahoma. That's a thrill because the way our weather changes everything. Hand is insane. From the start of charter to the individual. You can have the wind changed three different times. And it can be challenging we've been up and said, it's actually harder to sail negatives in the Virgin Islands because the winds there are so steady and constant and article Homa wins can be a challenge for sure. So actually people probably don't realize it. But like Hefner has been rated one of the top ten in when sailing lakes and the US so arguable part of the like Wednesday night regatta people as well. We we don't we're so busy on the weekends. I'm sailing. And so we just we take the week off to recover and recuperate, but the they do that regatta at the boat club there on the lake and so there have been times when we're kind of watching it from the periphery on a Saturday 'cause they'll do it on Saturday afternoons as well. So we try to stay out of their way 'cause they take their racing very serious. And we're just out to have a good time. Now. How does Dave windsurf anymore? Not anymore. He gave it up when we got to be very busy with their like have ner. We just didn't have any time to to play otherwise that. So he he gave up his windsurfing for the for the the sailboat. I can understand that. I don't think he's I don't think he's upset about that. Did you ever windsurf? I didn't I tried it twice and got very frustrated and just gave it up. So I could him so dream chaser. Is a real big. Yes. Okay. Well, let me tell you what we're going. Do. I'm going to have to take a commercial break. But when everybody grab their pencil because Robin Hurley's going to be giving out information of how you can contact her. And even reserve your charter on like Heffer, I understand they fill up very quickly. So Robin Harley is my guest and the businesses sale lake Hefner at sale lake Hefner dot com. We'll talk with you more when we come back, and you can tell us about all the different options. Okay. Robin. Found good. Thank you so much. I'm going Falkender Lippert. You're listening.

Hefner David Virgin Islands lake Hefner Oklahoma US American sailing association Tampa Bay Corpus Christi Tampa Bay Robin Hurley captain Bligh Robin Harley Robin Falkender Lippert Tom Heffer Hand Dave Homa
"virgin islands" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

05:25 min | 3 years ago

"virgin islands" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Hello renee. Rene? You have a brilliant idea. I do I think so you want to continue to work but work in paradise. Yes. Please. So what exactly are you thinking? Well, I'm a new nurse. I graduated nursing school this year and the sky's the limit open. We can move anywhere, but I would like to nurse and live as close to the beach as possible, hopefully, it would be my back door. So by that you mean live like on a tropical island or you mean live in a beach community in the United States, or where are you thinking on that? Either. Yeah. Okay. So I'll tell you about little known opportunity in nursing, and that is going to the US Virgin Islands. Because it's fully part of the United States. And you can just move there as a nurse. You wouldn't want to go without a job already. But I know that they continually face nursing shortages in the Virgin Islands, and they will make it sweet for you to go there. Sounds great. But I would tell you before you did something like that you just finish nursing school. If you find an opportunity there before you sign a contract. Go reward yourself with a short vacation and go see whatever island yo Saint Thomas, Saint Croix typically is beyond one of those to go. See if you like them. Because you don't want to sign a contract and be obligated to remain for a lengthy period of time, and you get there, and you think this isn't paradise the my worst nightmare, whatever. That makes a lot sense. A lot of people like to go to Hawaii is a nurse. But I don't think Hawaii has the nursing shortage that the Virgin Islands have. And then the easiest answer of all is there a communities, particularly in south Florida that have an older population. And there's a very strong need for nurses. And so it's not it's not the tropics. It's what they call sub-tropical. But you could potentially have a lot of fun living somewhere in south Florida. Well, I have a second question. What's up well because I'm an older students I'm knocking on forty door. And I heard you say that we should be saving ten percent of our income over the life of our career. Well, I'm just starting my career. So how much of my income? Should I be saving? My goodness. I have a chart on Clark dot com. That shows you how much you have to save at various age points. And I don't want to traumatize you. You didn't need a trauma care nurse telling you the answer. But I do want to tell you that. Once you do have a job you're going to want to save substantially north of ten percent. Oh at least fifteen percent. Okay. I was letting you candidate gently telling you that. So once you have a job go look at my chart, and he might decide that fifteen not enough. Probably not. But I'll start with the Tatum move up. Okay. So the actual real answer. I'm not even going to wait for you to see it. And good luck finding that job out of school June joins us on the Clark Howard show. You have a money question for me about America. Is that right? Yes. What's the question? Trying to find out is get a sense of how stable our currency is. How safe is our currency. We have a lot of savings. I'm looking at retirement rehears, and an I the debt is so high. I'm a little nervous and wondering if we should be looking at investing in foreign time. Well, I'd like to I put your mind at ease. But a lot of other places in the world having more trouble than we are. And the US dollar is in decent shape. We don't have much inflation in the United States. So the dollar is looked at as it's been for a long long time with those the world's reserve currency in tough times. It's the safest place to have your money on earth and barring some horrendous war or something like that. That's not changing in the foreseeable future. And doing foreign currency exchange is tough mean, even people do it every day. Lose money doing that doing buy sell trade of foreign money. So I'll tell you what I would be about though, is that on the investment side. I believe there's great value for you to invest overseas.

United States Virgin Islands Hawaii south Florida renee Rene Clark Howard Saint Croix Tatum America ten percent fifteen percent