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"waco" Discussed on Short Wave
"It's a pneumatic system, so it's basically run off of compressed air and there's a proprietary way that that air gets released, displaces water, and that specific displacement paired with the bathymetry, the way that the concrete bottom is designed is what creates a breaking wave. And you can have a beginner wave that's fun on a long board or a foam board. You can have an expert wave. You can have a wave specifically to get barreled. You can have a wave to try and work on your airs and things like that. So much of surfing is the lingo. Did he say work on your heirs? What does that mean? Yeah, he did. How do I explain this? A lot of surfing moves these days involve launching yourself and your board above the lip of the wave and doing some maneuver. You know, like a 360. One guy actually landed a backflip off the Waco wave. Cool. And are all artificial waves made with air pressure? Definitely not. The system in Waco was designed by American wave machines in Solana beach, California. It's one of several companies that are using air pressure, but there are a lot of ways to turn energy into a breaking wave. Another approach is to drag a hydrofoil through the water. And there's one spot in Australia that uses this massive plunger in the middle of a Lake to create these concentric waves that break in every direction. Such cool technology. Okay, John, there are a lot of these waves, and I mean, how long has this kind of development been going on? The idea has been around for many decades. Disney World, for instance, opened a pool called typhoon lagoon in 1989. You can actually surf on that wave, but it's kind of slow kind of mushy. Yeah, I remember going to Disney World as a kid and my uncle and aunt were like, you gotta check out this wave. It's so cool, but not up to snuff for you, huh? Surfers are not particularly interested in that wave. Or really any artificial wave, until what really changed was Kelly slater got involved in the artificial wave business. Slater is widely considered the greatest surfer of all time. So slater's bit like a decade developing an artificial wave designed to be light years ahead of anything else. All the research and development was done pretty much in secret at this abandoned water ski park in central California. As you do, what they ended up building is kind of a train track. It runs the length of the Lake. That allows them to push a hydrofoil that weighs more than 80 tons through the water at high speed. And the result is this perfect barreling beast of a wave that you can ride for about 45 seconds. You sound impressed is 45 seconds a long time to be surfing. In the surfing world, 45 seconds is eternity. Wow. Most waves are like ten seconds long. Before you're in the water again. So this is the perfect wave. On paper it is, yes. And it also sounds like only experts should be riding it. Right, I mean, and experts who are willing to fork out hundreds of dollars just to ride one wave. In Waco, they had took a really different approach, the wave is shorter, it's less intimidating, and it costs about ten bucks a ride. That is probably why sessions there are selling out weeks ahead of time. And the wake a wave is helping to create this new generation of surfers who are learning how to serve before they ever get near the ocean. I talked to one guy, his name is Brian Filmore. He was a skateboarder, and he was so enthralled with the Waco wave that he pestered them into giving him a job as director of surf operations, whatever that is. The funny part is when he got there, he did not know how to surf. When I started, I was a beginner and now I'm able to get barreled do errors working on perfecting my turns just like every other surfer. I should mention that fillmore's Instagram now describes him as Waco's minister of stoke. He's come a long way. He says he does surf in the ocean now, and he likes it, but he says the wave pool is where he is able to practice and to get better. The ocean, you don't know what the wave is going to throw you and you don't know what's going to happen. But out here, you know there's a perfect wave with your name on it. Yeah, all thanks to science. And technology. Thanks, John for taking us on this journey through the world of artificial waves. It's been real. Anytime Emily. This episode was produced by Brit Hansen, fact checked by burly McCoy and edited by Sarah Saracen. I'm Emily kwang, thanks for listening to shortwave. The daily science podcast
"waco" Discussed on Short Wave
"You're listening to shortwave. From NPR. Surf's up do Torino's shortwave is going to Waco, Texas. Look at that. I'm Emily kwang and I'm here with NPR senior surfing correspondent John Hamilton. Hi, Emily. So typically you cover neuroscience, like what are you doing on this story? Emily, I am the senior brain correspondent in public radio. Oh, I'm sorry. But I grew up surfing in Southern California. This was long ago when still filled the skies. So I've been following the evolution of artificial surfing waves as kind of a hobby. And the science of wave making has come a long way. I'm into this artificial waves surfing, science. Let's do it. Oh yeah, yeah. In nature, it takes this really complicated interaction between an ocean swell and the underwater contours of the shore to produce a great surfing wave. The best way of breaking places where these really large ocean swells that have traveled hundreds or even thousands of miles suddenly encounter shallow water, like a reef. That increases the wave's height what a scientist would call its amplitude. Right, and the higher it is, the sooner I fall off in my experience. Yes. And if the amplitude increases fast enough, the top of the wave will actually pitch out toward the shore, and that creates what surfers call a barrel, or tube. It is hard to replicate all that in a wave pool. But it's starting to happen. In Texas. On today's show, we take a look at one of the best artificial waves in the world, which happens to break in Waco, Texas, just a few miles from Willie Nelson's hometown. Plus, we'll talk about the science of bathymetry and meet the surfer known as Waco's minister of scope. I have no idea what any of those words mean, but I can say this with confidence. This is shortwave, the daily science podcast from NPR. So John, you went surfing in Waco, Texas. How are the waves there, bud? To answer that, let me introduce you to a kid I met there in wake up. All right. So picture this. I was walking along the beach at the BSR surf resort. And I noticed this young surfer is standing there looking out at the waves kind of studying them. He tells me his name is Dane grossi, he's 12. He lives with his family in Pacifica, California. Any search the brakes around there all the time. But this will be his first time serving in Waco. So when I see him kick out, I do what any good reporter would do. I grabbed my microphone, hitch up my trunks, and start waiting out there to talk to him. Dan, what'd you think, man? I loved it. It was so fun. I knew it was gonna be super fun, but now it's just a blast. First wave. What was it like? I pumped down the line and did a little snap and kind of got caught behind the section. So I like pulled into the barrel and got in there, but I wasn't gonna make it out. I should probably try to go back out. I love this support you're offering this young surfer, clearly a big fan of this wave. Yeah, he is. But you know, a lot of surfers are. It is remarkable to me. How many of the world's top professionals have made a point of visiting Waco? You know, YouTube is just filled with clips of surf celebrities like mason Ho and Jamie O'Brien surfing at PSR. And a famous Hawaiian surfer named Carissa Moore trained at the Waco wave before she won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. John, I got to know before we go on, why is this wave in a resort in Waco, Texas? I mean, that must be 200 miles from the ocean. It's not exactly a major travel destination. Yeah, I asked the guy who manages the place that same question, his name is Mike Schwab. The dude that put it all together was a barefoot water skier and this whole place started based on barefoot water skiing. At some point, someone convinced him to build a wakeboard park, and then he opened a bar and grill on top of it. Then when Dave's hanging out with his buddies after a night wakeboarding and someone said, dude, you could put a lazy river out here. Finally, in 2018, it's when they opened the surf pool. That is super random. But anyway, when you finally got to ride this artificial wave, what was it like for you? Well, it's different for sure. I grew up surfing around Santa Barbara. Mostly what are known as point breaks. That's where the wave starts breaking where the shoreline sticks out into the ocean and it peels along into a cove. And you could tell when a set of waves was on the way because you would look out at the horizon. In Waco, I remember paddling out into this artificial lagoon, maybe 200 feet wide, several times that long. And there was a surf coach out there who tells me, okay, you wait in this one specific spot along this concrete wall that runs the whole length of the lagoon. So I'm sitting out there on my board with a few other surfers, you know, baking in the Texas sun, listening to some country song on the PA system. And it felt like I was on a movie set for some surf film because we're all out there on boards, and there is not so much as a ripple in the water. Then we hear this sound like a jet engine starting up. A few seconds later, the surf coach says, dude, you got a paddle now. So I start paddling and this head highway just like pops up behind me from nowhere. I totally missed it. And I missed the next one too. So you're telling me this wave just materialized out of nowhere. It was totally flat, then there was a wave, and you were, well, not surfing on it, but trying to. It's like magic. It's very strange. But when I did finally catch one of these waves, it was a lot like surfing in the ocean. You drop in, you make your bottom turn and then you kind of build up speed to stay ahead of the whitewater. The wave has some foul parts, some slope smarts, you know, you can do turns, you can wipe out as I found out, but it's totally fun. And you said earlier that it's been really hard to make good artificial waves, so how did this water park succeed? They had the right combination of science and technologies. So that sound we heard. That was these massive fans that are compressing air that goes to a series of chambers inside the wall. And the details of what happens in there are big trade secret. They won't let you look at the wave chambers. They won't let you look at the software that controls everything and I understand there are even legal battles going on over who owns switch patents on what way of making technology. Anyway, I did get a general explanation
How Did the FBI Get so Tone Deaf? Kurt Schlichter Explains
"How do you get to this level of tone deafness? The FBI? Well, it's not tone deaf. They know exactly what they're doing, and they thought they would get away with it. The thing is, we need to keep pointing out the hypocrisy to normal people who aren't paying attention and whose normal sense of justice repels them from this sort of thing. But among us conservatives, I don't want to hear any more about the hypocrisy of the I don't want to hear it because that's established. Right. I want to hear how we're going to destroy the FBI. I want to hear how this accursed agency is going to be disbanded and defunded. And I don't want to hear any more good Apple crap. All right, what's the name of the FBI agent? He said, here's my gun. Here's my badge. I won't be any part of this. Now I'm sure some have retired sooner than they would or not joined. But I'd like to see a few go, no, I'm not doing it because I won't be part of an American saucy. And of course we haven't seen. Instead, we see 30 of these schmucks show up with our stupid windbreakers and their assault rifles. To go raid Mar-a-Lago, you know? I mean, remember, these are the guys who murdered the mom of a guy who may or may not have sold a salad off shotgun 30 years ago in the Randy weaver thing. They blew his 9 year old kid away. They killed 80 some people at Waco. Their crime lab put out false results that led to the conviction of many, many people, including some death row guys. They have line on warrants, they have lied to Congress, they have leaked classified material. I don't want to hear about, I don't hear anything about the FBI.
"waco" Discussed on American Scandal
"And it's known for its love of liberty. The Waco siege became a rallying cry for those who thought that the government was overreaching. What was Texas like before the Waco, siege happened in terms of its stance towards government intervention? Yeah, so Texas famously is the Republic of Texas. It was an independent country before it became part of the United States and was annexed. So yes, Texas has an independent streak. It has a strong history of gun rights. It has this kind of wary view of federal intervention, so those things do run strong in Texas, Texas has a very strong private land ownership history. Unlike most western states, Texas is almost entirely held. In private hands, and that's part of its history and how it came into the nation. So the Branch Davidians had set up shop in mount Carmel because land was cheap and they'd be left alone. And that is how it had been for a long time up until February 28th, 1993. When suddenly they were not left alone at all. So let's talk about the Waco siege and how it shaped anti government sentiment in Texas and throughout the United States afterwards. Yeah, so I think what's interesting when you actually look at what was happening in real time, Waco became a really, really major event in American history. Waco was not in the headlines of newspapers for very long after the fire. Waco was something that I think a lot of people at the time thought was an event that was going to kind of fade into a sort of a hazy collective memory. But there was a group of people for whom it was a major rallying cry. And you started to see kind of homemade documentaries come out on the Waco siege. You know, most of them are. Wild factual inaccuracies. They're extrapolated from little bits of videotape and really go down the conspiracy rabbit hole. But they also do raise some legitimate questions about the government force that was used. And really the event that made Waco into something that we remember today was the Oklahoma City bombing. That was when Waco really came back into the news in a big way. And the Oklahoma City bombing was done by kind of militia affiliated. He was not actually part of a militia but kind of sensitive to Timothy McVeigh was it was kind of a fellow traveler with a lot of people who had militia affiliation. And he blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City on the second anniversary of the Waco siege. And you see right after that attack, even before people have kind of figured out exactly who mcvay is that people think this has to do with the right wing militia movement. And it also causes a kind of reappraisal of what happened at Waco. And that that's a media reappraisal, and that's also congressional reappraisal. The Waco fire was April 19th, 1993, but there weren't congressional hearings on what happened at Waco until after the Oklahoma City attack nearly two years later. And that's when you have these very high profile, very partisan hearings, where everyone who was involved in the Waco siege is brought before Congress. In many ways, Oklahoma City seems to be the most important consequence of the Waco siege, but I'm interested in knowing how did right-wing militia groups pick up Waco as a rallying cry. What is the overlap in the manifestos here? Yeah, it's interesting because the group itself, the Branch Davidians are not a right-wing militia group. You had sieges in the 1990s where there were explicitly kind of anti government pro gun right-wing militia groups where there were sieges. A year before you had the weaver family in ruby ridge, Idaho, where there was a siege and a standoff that ended really tragically, which an FBI sniper shot Randy weaver's wife, one of Randy weaver's sons was also killed. But that event which we remember now was also an event that was kind of not a big news event at the time because it happened at the same time as hurricane Andrew hitting Florida. So that was what a hurricane Andrew is what people were reading about in 1992 while the ruby ridge siege was happening. Just as at the beginning of the Waco siege, people were reading about the World Trade Center attack. For the Branch Davidians were religious group and they were not extremely concerned with earthly politics. But the initial raid was justified on the grounds that there was a warrant that the Branch Davidians had illegal weapons. They had automatic weapons. They had the beginning of the investigation started when a package full of inert grenade casings that was headed to the branch davidian compounds allegedly spilled out. And that was reported to the ATF, and that's how this happened. So the raid on the branch davidian compound on mount Carmel was a gun raid. And so that made it for people for whom the idea that the federal government was here to get your guns. The ATF raid was arrayed about going into mount Carmel and searching for illegal firearms and getting them. But Waco became a rallying cry for the militia movement during the siege. If Timothy McVeigh famously came to Waco during the siege to just kind of observe. And there were right wing groups that were around Waco. They couldn't get very close, of course, to mount Carmel itself. But who were around as kind of self appointed observers of what was going on to make sure that the government didn't overreach. Of course, they had no power over what the government was doing. But yeah, it was an in real time galvanizing effort for the militia right. And to be clear, what are the issues that these militia groups stood up for and saw being trampled in the Waco siege? I think what the militia groups felt was invasion of private property and gun ownership, probably to some extent, religious liberty, although the Davidians were obviously a religious group and a lot of militia groups had ties to both kind of right wing Christian elements and with white supremacist elements that you can't characterize all militia groups that way. So I think really just kind of fundamental civil liberties issues that you'd find in right wing groups
"waco" Discussed on American Scandal
"A fire broke out inside the compound and killed 76 Branch Davidians, including koresh and a number of children. The fateful events at Waco have been the subject of countless articles, books, and movies. The inspiration for further violence, the subject of intense and partisan congressional investigations, and would forever change America's views about the rights of citizens and governments use of force. Today I'm speaking with Eric Benson, senior editor at Texas monthly. In April of 2018, the 25th anniversary of the Waco siege, Benson wrote a series of articles for Texas monthly that helped shed new light on the tragedy at mount Carl. We talked today about how the public viewed the events at Waco at the time, and how the federal government has since been questioned about its role in the tragedy. American scandal is sponsored by the wire on HBO Max and the new podcast the wire at 20. 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Whether it's Tom Brady, un retiring, or LeBron hinting at another return to Cleveland. You'll hear about it on the lead starting 5. Listen now, on Apple podcasts, Amazon music or ad free by joining wondery plus in the wondery app. The lead starting 5. 5 sports headlines in ten minutes. Eric Benson, welcome to American scandal. Thanks, Lindsey. It's been 27 years since the events at Waco. That's a fairly long time in the nation was different then. So could you give us an idea of where we were and how the public initially viewed the events at Waco. Yeah, so I think for a few reasons it took the public a little bit of time to catch on to what was going on at the branch davidian compound. The first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 had happened on February 26th. Which was two days before the initial ATF raid on the branch of Ian compound. So most of the media attention and really the law enforcement national law enforcement attention was on that major terrorist attack in New York City. And that first ATF raid made the news, but it was really just as it became clear that this was not going to be something that ended in a day. There was going to involve a siege that it kind of became that became nightly news. Now, of course, you're dealing with a media environment where people have newspapers, and they have the television news. The World Wide Web just barely existed. There was no social media. So the kind of media that people had to find out about this event were much more limited. And how did the media shape people's narrative of what was happening at mount Carmel? Yeah, so I would even take kind of a step back and say, kind of, how was the media able to cover the events at mount Carmel? And initially, I think it was the day after the raid, the Branch Davidians had a way to communicate with the media on their own. David koresh gave an interview to CNN. It's kind of an amazing interview when he was still badly injured. From the initial rage, you know, where he was shot twice. The anchor asked him how he's doing and he says fair to Midland, which is a real real Texas kind of slangy saying. But then their contact with the outside world was cut off and just routed through the FBI negotiating team. And so the media was relegated to satellite city, which was about a mile away from the compound. They couldn't actually see the compound from satellite city. There was a local news station in Waco that had access to a farmer's property nearby, and they were able to do some live shots, especially as the siege went on. The media was able to cover Waco through FBI briefings that happened every day. And you could imagine that's a pretty one sided view of events. And so that really shaped how Americans heard about Waco, during the siege itself, they were getting the government's perspective. On Waco. And hearing a bit from some members of the Branch Davidians who had left largely before the siege and largely who opposed David koresh. Koresh was painted in the media as a cult leader, was that the FBI is doing the media is doing what effect did that have on public perception is who was at fault in this tragedy. Yeah, sure. It was part of the FBI's doing it was partially the media. It was partially people who had been Branch Davidians. Who had kind of gone through a group called the cult awareness network. Who thought that koresh's leadership was manipulative and felt that he had taken over the group and kind of bent it towards his end. But cult is obviously a very loaded term. And it has very negative connotations. So when that's bandied about, people make a lot of associations with it. The Jonestown massacre had happened, it was just about a decade and a half earlier. So that wasn't exactly fresh in people's mind. But this idea of cults and mass suicides and charismatic manipulative leaders was something that I think the American public was familiar with. And so it was easy to put correction that box. Do you think his painting as a cult leader and the pejorative connotations affected the government response? Well, the initial government response, the initial ATF raid. I don't think that was not in response to anything that the public thought of koresh. The Branch Davidians within the community of Waco, were viewed as a millennialist religious group that would come into town. But I don't think they were not viewed in Waco as people to be scared of there were, of course, people who had left the branch davidian community who accused of child abuse and that played a role in the initial ATF raid. It wasn't the principal reason that they raided, but it was in the affidavit for the rate. Even though as people have pointed out, that's not a federal crime. So the ATF shouldn't have been this charge of child abuse, which was unsubstantiated, probably should not have been used in the initial affidavit for the raid. But yeah, but as it went on, sure, you can speculate a lot about why the FBI's tactics, particularly from the hostage rescue team, were what they were. And I think those tactics were overboard and probably probably were influenced by it being easy to make the Branch Davidians seem other. And having koresh as this cult figurehead was easy to make that group seem other. Another group that seems other are Texans themselves. I'm a native
"waco" Discussed on American Scandal
"Inside mount Carmel, rather than surrender to the FBI. The evidence included audio from FBI bugging devices, which picked up Steve Schneider, ordering the start of the blaze. Later, another survivor confessed the koresh had ordered the building set on fire in the event of an FBI attack. But other survivors, including David thibodeau, continued to deny these accusations. They claimed the FBI started the blaze when their tanks fired hundreds of volatile tear gas canisters into the building. The bulk of the evidence supports the government view that the Davidians started the fire, yet legitimate questions remain over who is to blame for the events leading up to the tragedy. Many ask whether the Davidians might have run to safety if the government hadn't used harsh techniques during the standoff. Critics also questioned the ATF's decision to launch a military style assault on mount Carmel rather than waiting to arrest David kresh outside the compound. Others were outraged by what they saw as an unprovoked violation of constitutionally guaranteed protections. The right to religious expression and the right to bear arms. In some cases, this outrage fueled further violence. In 1995, Timothy McVeigh carried out the deadly bombing in Oklahoma City, and claimed it was a retaliation for the government's actions at Waco. Ultimately, what happened at Waco may never be fully understood. What is clear is that both sides struggle to find common ground. David koresh painted the government as oppressive and bent on destroying an innocent religious community. Meanwhile, many in the government reduced the Davidians to a dangerous doomsday cult. Neither portrait was completely accurate. Perhaps if more people stopped to recognize the humanity on both sides of the standoff, there might have been a much different and better end to the story of the siege at Waco. From wondering this is episode 6 of Waco from American scandal. In our next episode, I speak with Eric Benson, a senior editor at the magazine Texas monthly. In April 2018, Benson wrote a series of articles that helped shed new light on the tragedy at mount Carmel. We'll discuss how the public viewed Waco back in 1993 and how the events still shapes American life today. If you like our show, please give us a 5 star rating and leave a review. And be sure to tell your Friends. I also have two other podcasts you might like. American history tellers and business movers. Follow on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, or wherever you're listening right now, or you can listen to new episodes early and ad free by subscribing to one plus in Apple podcasts or in the wandering app. You'll also find some links and offers from our sponsors in the episode notes, supporting them helps us keep offering our shows for free. Another way you can support the show is by filling out a small survey at wondery dot com slash survey to tell us what topics we might cover next. You can also find us and me on Twitter, follow me at Lindsay a Graham, Lindsey with an a, middle initially, and thank you. If you'd like to learn more about Waco, we recommend the reporting on the story in Texas monthly by Eric Benson. This episode contains reenactments and dramatized details, and while in most cases we can't know exactly what was said. All our dramatizations are based on historical research. American scandal is hosted, edited and executive produced by me, Lindsey Graham for airship. Audio editing by Molly Bach sound designed by Derek Barrett's music by Lindsey Graham. This episode is written by Michael canyon Meyer, edited by Christina malls burger, our senior producer is Gabe riven. Executive producers are Stephanie Jen's, Jenny Lauer beckman, and Marshall Louis for wondering. From wondery, call me curious is a podcast hosted by me, Nikki Boyer, that finally gives you definitive answers to life's burning questions. Look, we're all on 24/7 information overload on our news feeds and our inboxes on TikTok. So it's kind of hard to know what's real and what isn't when it comes to health, pop culture and relationships. And that's why I'm bringing you, call me curious. Every week on call me curious, I dive into all the things that you've heard about, but you don't really know about. That's right, no more nodding along at dinner parties or run into the bathroom to Google, what is cryptocurrency? You're going to learn and laugh along the way as I explore life's little mysteries and the Internet's hottest topics. Like does intermittent fasting work? Or is it true that you can't die in your dreams? So find out with me and some of my hilarious Friends on my podcast, call me curious. Listen to call me curious on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, or wherever you listen. You can listen early and ad free by subscribing to one plus an Apple podcast or the one reap..
"waco" Discussed on American Scandal
"Always have unfinished business in Waco. It's early April, week 5 of the standoff. At the FBI command post Byron sage sits at a desk, waiting for an important meeting, a meeting that could set the standoff on a new course. After Gary nesse was removed as chief negotiator, sage stepped in as the de facto leader of the negotiating team. He was sorry to see Nestor go, but he's continued to push hard for a peaceful solution, even if progress has been slow coming. Sage has spoken on the phone with David koresh and Steve Schneider almost every day for 5 weeks straight, but it's been two weeks since any adult has walked through the doors of mount Carmel. Koresh hasn't released any children in more than a month. Sage stands up. It's time for his meeting with the FBI's commander Jeff Jamar. Sage walks past rows of agents all huddled over computer monitors. They have dark rings under their eyes, and they look worn fin, just like sage. Everyone is sick of living off cold pizza and they're tired of David koresh and having to organize their lives around the whims of a madman. Sage enters to Mars office, the commander is hunched over his desk, his expression stern. He gestures for sage to sit and asks if there's been any progress in getting people out of mount Carmel. Sage size and shakes his head. Jamar leans in. He wants to know the truth. Can they get David koresh to surrender? Sage takes a moment, swallows hard. It's difficult to admit after weeks of effort, but he tells Jamar what he believes. The negotiator seemed to have exhausted their options. At this point, sage is convinced that David koresh doesn't care about anyone inside. All he sees are ways to fulfill his own grandiose vision. Sage bites his left before offering his final assessment. He's not sure what koresh will do if they don't act soon. Jamar nods, he says he's glad sage has come around on the point because the agency has a new solution in mind. It's a plan codenamed Jericho. Sage recognizes the name Jericho from the famous siege in the Bible. Jamar picks up an aerial photograph of mount Carmel. He points to the compound and explains that according to the plan, tanks will approach mount Carmel with specialized equipment, outfitted with 30 foot arms. These arms will act like pipes that can penetrate the compound. Through these pipes, the tanks will then inject tear gas going room by room. They'll release the gas over a 48 hour period. They're not looking to force the Davidians out immediately. Instead, they'll gradually shrink the living space inside the compound until the entire building is saturated with tear gas. At that point, the Davidians will have no choice but to come out. Jamar looks up from the aerial photograph. He says that once they put Jericho into action, they'll need someone to tell the Davidians about the tear gas and to help talk them out of the building. He wants sage to fill that role. Jamar also explains that the highest levels of the FBI are on board. Soon, the FBI director will help present the plan to Janet Reno. President Clinton's new attorney general. And if Reno gives the okay, the tactical team will immediately put the plan into action. But right now, Jamar wants to know if sage is on board with the plan. Sage lets his mind imagine what will surely be a frightening scene inside mount Carmel. He can picture the thundering tanks, the white clouds of tear gas filling room after room. It's a risky plan, but keeping koresh in place feels even riskier. This has to end on the FBI's terms. So Byron sage tells Jamar, he's in. It's April 14th, 1993, and now day 46 of the standoff. David thibodeau smiles as he bounds up the stairs to the second floor of mount Carmel. He feels light on his feet, his former balk has wasted away after 6 weeks of combat rations, and the hardships of the long siege have purged his last spiritual doubts. For the first time in his life, thibodeau feels like he understands what faith truly means. At the top of the stairs, thibodeau stops and grins. Here, David koresh sits up against the wall, surrounded by a large group of followers, thibodeau sees his own hope reflected on their faces. Earlier today, koresh announced that he will end the standoff once and for all. God spoke to the prophet at the end of Passover. He instructed koresh to write down his interpretation of the 7 seals. Koresh said it will take two weeks, three tops, so he called the FBI and said as soon as he finishes writing the seals, he'll surrender. There will be no change of plans. Thibodeau scans the crowd and spots his wife, Michelle. She sits with serenity, her four year old daughter, who she had with koresh. Thibodeau goes and sits down beside them and serenity crawls into his lap. He smiles at her as she settles in. Settling on koresh is a look of calm and clarity, and then he begins to speak, exalted and proud as if God is flowing through him. He begins dictating the first of the 7 seals next to him, Judy Schneider types furiously on a typewriter. She takes down every one of his words, even though for the last 6 weeks, she's had a wound in her hand where she was shot. Crash's voice rises, he says that he who has chosen to open the seals will be persecuted exactly as he and his followers have been persecuted these long weeks..
"waco" Discussed on American Scandal
"Day, four ATF agents and 6 Davidians were dead. With the killing of federal agents, the FBI took the leading role in ending the standoff. Their goal was to bring David koresh into custody. At the same time, the bureau wanted to ensure the safety of those inside mount Carmel, including more than 40 children. But the FBI would have to contend with David koresh and the decisions that koresh would make for his followers. This is episode 5, broken promises. It's before dawn on March 1st, 1993, day two of the standoff at mount Carmel. Even at this early hour, the FBI command post on the outskirts of Waco is humming with activity, quiet conversations, hurried footsteps and clacking keyboards. At a small conference table, Gary nesler rubs his eyes which burn with exhaustion. Nestor hasn't slept since he arrived in Texas. He hadn't had the time. He's already been on the phone with koresh in expressed his wish for a peaceful end to the standoff. Koresh spent most of the conversation talking about his anger at the ATF. Now at the command post, Nestor is reading materials and looking for clues anything that might help the FBI better understand koresh's psychology because if they can understand David koresh, they'll be in a better position to bring the standoff to a close. Nassar hears footsteps and looks up to find a tall man in his mid 40s. The man introduces himself as Byron sage and he's from the FBI office in Austin. Sage fills in dessner as quickly as possible. He explains that he spent hours on the phone with koresh, helping negotiate the ceasefire. He also secured the release of four children from mount Carmel. Nestor grabs a pen, starts jotting down notes. He asks exactly how sage pulled it off. Sage takes a seat and continues. He says the main thing koresh seems to want is access to the media. Koresh's intent on spreading his biblical message, he only released the first four children after the FBI promised to have a local radio station broadcast a verse of scripture. Nestor taps his pen as he considers a plan. Then he looks back at sage. They should keep pursuing this angle, he says, it could lead to a full surrender, and then Nestor makes an offer. He wants sage to lead a team of negotiators. It'll be tough negotiating with someone like David koresh. But together, their teams can find a peaceful solution. Nestor yawns and rubs his eyes and sage crims. He tells Nestor to find himself a place to lay down, take a nap. But Nestor brushes him off. I'll sleep when this is all over. He says..
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"Crash here's footsteps. And looks up to see Steve Schneider approaching. He stands over crash with a look of panic on his face. David, gathered everything you asked. We did a headcount. There are 5 dead. Koresh feels weak and slow, and waves him over gently. It's a town, Steve. Schneider lowers himself against the opposite wall. Sorry, David, it's it's hard to sit still. Everyone wants to know what's happened. And I don't know what to tell him. You can't leave us yet. Tell me who died, Steve. Schneider hesitates, and then lists the dead. Koresh weekly nods his head. David, what are we gonna do? I don't know yet. I don't even know why they came to arrest me. Wayne says it's a sealed indictment. They don't have to tell you why they're arresting you until you're in custody. That didn't make any sense. But it doesn't matter now. Steve, we've killed federal agents. What choice did we have? Didn't you see all of them? Yeah. But this could mean only one thing. Koresh picks up his wealth on copy of the Bible, sitting open to the page he's been reading, repeatedly. He knows these words by heart, but it's still incredible to see them in this moment. Here he is, living the very story that he predicted. What is it, David? Koresh hands the Bible to Snyder. It's open to the book of revelation. Steve, we're now living through the 5th seal. I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God. It's all here. The times at hand, the final confrontation between good and evil. Yes, of course, but what happens now? I'm going home to my father. We don't know if there will be another attack. But I do know that the world is going to pay attention after today. If all of us remain strong and united, we can spread our message of Salvation. Schneider starts asking another question, but crash has already closed his eyes and exhaustion. After a moment, he hears Snyder's voice saying he'll return soon. Crash leans back his head. And he remembers his conversations with God. Their talks, going all the way back to childhood. He's done everything the lord has asked of him. He's built a righteous army. He's born righteous children. Now the world will hear his message. Pain is agonizing, though, and koresh can feel his life drifting away. But he smiles, feeling peaceful, and at ease. Because David koresh knows what has happened is all part of God's plan. From wondering, this is episode four of Waco from American scandal. In our next episode, the FBI steps in to take over from the ATF, with a handoff doesn't go smoothly, and as the standoff drags on, the Branch Davidians see an opportunity to spread their message to the world. If you like our show, please give us a 5 star rating and leave a review. And be sure to tell your Friends. I also have two other podcasts you might like. American history tellers and business movers. Follow on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, or wherever you're listening right now, or you can listen to new episodes early and ad free by subscribing to wander plus in Apple podcasts or in the app. You'll also find some links and offers from our sponsors in the episode notes, supporting them helps us keep offering our shows for free. Another way you can support the show is by filling out a small survey at wondery dot com slash survey to tell us what topics we might cover next. You can also find us and me on Twitter, follow me at Lindsay a Graham, Lindsay with an a middle initially and thank you. If you'd like to learn more about Waco, we recommend the reporting on the story from Reuters and The Washington Post. This episode contains reenactments and dramatized details. And while in most cases, we can't know exactly what was said. All are dramatizations are based on historical research. Americans scandalous hosted, edited and executive produced by me, Lindsey Graham for airship. Audio editing by Molly Bach, sound designed by Derek Barron's music by Lindsey Graham. This episode is written by Michael canyon Meyer, edited by Christina malzberg. Our senior producer is game riven. Executive producers are Stephanie Jen's, Jenny Lauer beckman, and Marshall Louis for wondering..
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"It's February 28th, 1993, and at 9 45 a.m., a black helicopter swoops down over mount Carmel. Inside the helicopter, Davey aguilera just his headset, peers down from a rear window. The pilot is flying low enough that aguilera can now see the grasses whipping beneath them. His heart pounds fast and his palms are sweaty. The helicopter then shoots over the gray roof of the property and banks around. At the same time, aguilera sees two cattle trailers, screeched to a halt in the front yard. ATF agents dream out of the trailers and charge at the front door with their guns drawn. Aguilera wishes he could get a closer view. This is the moment he's been working towards for 9 long months. He built the legal case for this raid, he secured the warrants, and now in a matter of minutes, he'll get to see David koresh taken into custody. Looking down, he catches a glimpse of two figures at mount Carmel's open door. Neither appears to be armed, aguilera watches the federal agent's race forward. He can imagine them shouting at koresh, ordering him to get down. Hopefully crash will surrender without a fight. The helicopter drifts around the building, and for a moment, aguilera loses his view of the front door, he cranes his neck and frustration, trying to see what's happening. The helicopter bank sharply and aguilera regains his view of the property. But now mount Carmel's double doors are closed, and ATF troops are firing into it. Time feels like it's slowing down. Aguilera looks across the property. Agents are sprawled out on the ground. They look injured, aguilera feels woozy, and his eyes searched the yard in vain, looking for koresh, but there's no sign of him. Just then aguilera notices movement on the roof. It's a group of ATF agents, a crouch low and approaching a second story window. It's a critical target. If they can break the window, it should be able to enter koresh's bedroom and secure the main gun room. But then aguilera sees something in his stomach lurches. On the roof and agent reels backwards and slumps. Another is hit and falls on top of the first, Aguilar yells out no and slams his hand against the window. He is.
"waco" Discussed on American Scandal
"Its February 27th, 1993, ATF special agent Bill buford looks across a vast training area where a group of agents run yet another series of drills. The group is training today at fort hood, an army base in central Texas. They've been training here for two days straight ever since the news came in. A judge reviewed agent Davy aguilera's affidavit and issued two warrants. One was for the search of mount Carmel, the other for the arrest of David koresh. The federal raid is now officially on. Today, Beaufort is wearing a black baseball cap and a black vest. He carries himself like the former green beret that he is. He's been with the ATF for years, and he's here now with a team from New Orleans, helping to lead the Waco operations. Buford knows that this will be a complicated and difficult mission. David koresh's arsenal is formidable to say the least. On the day of the raid, the ATF will have to surprise the community at mount Carmel. That shouldn't be a problem. They have a solid plan in place, but buford is still worried for his people's safety. Buford approaches a maroon and white pickup truck. He's impressed with what the bureau has put together. It's kind of a Trojan horse. This, along with another pickup, will look right at home on any ranch in Texas. Each will tow a cattle trailer covered by tarps and bungee cords, except tomorrow their cargo won't be cattle. Each trailer will contain 35 federal agents armed and ready to go. Buford knows that once koresh sees this show of force, he be fooled to try and resist it. Buford reviews the plan again in his mind. First, an advanced team of snipers will position themselves around the property. Then the cattle trailers will arrive. A squad of ATF agents will approach the compound door. They'll deliver the warrants and attempt to take koresh into custody. Buford and the New Orleans team have a specific role. They're going to carry aluminum ladders and charge forward at mount Carmel. They'll use the ladders to gain entry to a second floor window. That window leads to David koresh's bedroom. Teen will secure the room and a nearby gun room. Buford orders his team to run through the scenario again. They have less than 12 hours to go before the raid, and tomorrow morning, everything must be perfect. It's just past 8 in the morning on February 28th, 1993. David Jones drives down a rutted back road in his yellow Buick. The words U.S. Postal Service are emblazoned on the side of the car. Jones is David koresh's brother in law and works as a local mail carrier. Sunday is his day off, and right now he's returning from an errand in town. But as he heads down the empty road, he spots a Chevy blazer. It's parked on the side of the road and bears the logo of a Waco TV station. A man stands beside it, and looks over a large road map. Seems lost. So Jones pulls over, hoping he can help the man find his way. Jones approaches the man, but the man steps back, startled. He takes a look at Jones Buick, and asks if he's really a mailman. Joan says he is, the man seems to calm down. He explains that he's a cameraman for the TV news, and he's trying to find a place called mount Carmel center. Right away, the hair on Jones next sticks up, his mind begins to race. What does the media want with mount Carmel he wonders? If koresh was expecting a news crew, Jones would have heard about it. He's just about to ask what's going on when he sees the newsman staring past him at the road. His eyes wide. Jones turns to see a white suburban zoom past. He catches a glimpse of the passengers, all of them are wearing combat helmets and black bulletproof vests. Joan's mind races, a TV news truck, men and full combat gear, he can only mean one thing. The day koresh prophesies has come, mount Carmel is about to be attacked by government forces. Without another word to the cameraman, he jumps back into his Buick and pulls away. He has to get back.
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"Contains material that some might find offensive. It's early evening on February 13th, 1993, and in downtown Waco, Texas, a Denny's diner shines bright against the winter sky. The glass front door opens and into the diner steps David thibodeau. He squints his eyes adjusting to the bright light. Thibodeau holds the door for his friend, Steve Schneider. After Snyder comes a thin man with oversized glasses and curly brown hair. He's their spiritual leader, David koresh. Koresh.
"waco" Discussed on American Scandal
"Contains material that some might find offensive. It's February 1992 on the outskirts of Waco, Texas, and a UPS truck rumbles down a dirt path, reaches a gate and comes to a stop. Larry Gilbert, the UPS delivery man, shifts the truck into park. He glances out the window, noticing the winter sky fading into Twilight, as he gazes at his final destination for the day. His mount Carmel center, Gilbert left the engine idol,.
"waco" Discussed on American Scandal
"It's early April 1889. Elizabeth barony looks out the window as her plane descends into the Dallas Fort Worth airport. Her heart is pounding within his patient. Baron yai is an Australian in her mid 20s with dark brown curls and a toothy smile. She's flown across the world to see two men. One is her messiah, Vernon Howe. The other is her fiance, Mark bro. She saw how fairly recently back when he was on one of his recruiting trips in Melbourne, but she hasn't seen bro in two long years. They fell in love while she was living at the davidian camp in Palestine, but then her Visa ran out. She was forced to return home. She hopes that on this trip, Howell will finally give them permission to marry. Baron yai hurries up the jetway and sees bro and Hal waiting for her at the gate. She rushes to embrace bro he's thinner than she remembers, but he's still got the same gentle eyes and loving smile. Makes her feel like nothing has changed between them. But when she turns to howl, he knows that her coldly. She's not sure, did he expect her to greet him first? The three of them walk outside the terminal. Hal grabs her heavy bags and loads them into the trunk of his red Camaro. He tells bro to get in the back seat, Siberia can sit up front with him. As they pull onto the interstate, bearing eye reaches a hand into the back seat and feels bro take it. Feels good to hold his hand again, and how it doesn't seem to notice, he's too busy asking about the followers in Australia. Baron yai was his first convert there back in 86, but since then, how it's made more visits. 30 more Australians have come to accept him as the new Christ. Baron ei looks out the window at the Texas plains. It was a long flight, and her jet lag feels like a heavyweight. She knows how upset how it will be if she falls asleep while he's talking. He's going on and on about the improvements they've made at mount Carmel. The new paint, new roofs, new buildings, and soon they approach the renovated site. How pulls off the main road in a cluster of beige buildings come into view. Bearing eyes heart lifts. Finally, she'll get to see her old friends again. They approach a roadside shack and howl slows the car. A man steps out, a shotgun in one hand. Bearing eye freezes, unable to speak, but then it happens fast, the man with the shotgun sees how and gives a nod, and they pass through. Veronii remembers that, back when she lived at the Palestine camp, sometimes there were guards, but at the time they were under threat from George roden. She thought mount Carmel was a simple place where people live for God's truth. Not a fortress with armed guards. Baron yai squeezes Bros hands tighter, but his grip has gone slack since they passed into mount Carmel. They park in front of the main house and step out of the car. Hal then escorts her away from bro, her fiance, and takes her toward the women's dormitory. She looks over her shoulder. Bro is quickly receding into the distance. Vernon Howe and structure to rest up is going to be a lot of Bible study this evening. After that, he says, she and bro can catch up..
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"Violent son, George. Howe believed that he was the new embodiment of Christ, who had come to earth to bring about the end of days. Over the years, Hal's confidence continued to grow, and he convinced his followers to adopt an increasingly violent worldview. But some of his followers began to question him. Soon, they turn against him, fueling his paranoia and setting the stage for his fateful standoff against the U.S. government. This is episode two, the betrayal. Its early 1988, about a year and a half before Mark bro woke up with terrible worries about his religious leader Vernon Howe. Today, the sun slowly rises on the outskirts of Palestinian Texas, a cast of pale glow over the branch davidian camp. Mark bro shivers in the cold, and Harry's past the small shacks that dot the camp. He heads past the school buses that have been turned into homes and round a corner. He's got an electronic piano tucked under his arm and a big smile on his face. He's beaming because today is special. Vernon Howe isn't just Bros messiah. He's also the leader of their rock band, and the two are about to head into Waco for their very first recording session. Bro reaches the van. He opens it up and sets the music equipment carefully in the back. Then he jumps into the passenger seat, fern howl is already at the wheel and flashes a grin. How aware's thin, wire rimmed glasses and a rock and roll mullet. Whether it's a jam session or a Bible study, Hal always suggests a world of exciting possibilities. The two drive into town and how is in his usual talkative mood. But bro was only half paying attention. He stares out at the Texas landscape blurring by. And he thinks about how strange and how wonderful it is to be riding shotgun next to the messiah. Bro has spent his entire life searching for God's truth. Just a couple of years ago, he was living in California and working towards a master's degree in religious studies. He wanted to be a Sevent-day Adventist minister, but he was told that because of his poor eyesight, he could not. The setback left him in deep despair. He was about to be saddled with a useless degree, no future, and no path to God. But then bro met Vernon Howe. Hal took him in, he gave bro a deeper understanding of God in the Bible. But it didn't stop there. With House instruction bro had vivid dreams and even visions. He'd had them since childhood, but now they felt stronger. More connected to God. At first bro was skeptical that Vernon Howell was a prophet, but the Bible was full of stories of prophets, why couldn't the same thing happen in modern times? And why couldn't he be a part of that story? How pulls up in front of the big planet recording studio in downtown Waco. The two men step out of the van into the crisp air. They haul their instruments inside, and once they're settled, how talks through the first song they're going to record. It's called madman in Waco and tells the story of Hal shootout with George roden at mount Carmel. Hal recites the lyrics and bro nods along. Bro didn't take part in the raid itself because of his poor eyesight. But Howe's upcoming trial for attempted murder is at the center of bro's world. How could go to jail? And that would leave the movement without a leader, or they could win acquittal, and have a chance to take back mount Carmel from George roden. Bro starts playing his keyboard, improvising under the lyrics, but how cuts him off harshly. That's not the party he wants. It's wrong. Hal's moon can turn like that, and it's been happening more often lately. Bro chafes, but he doesn't fight back. Instead, he begins to pick out the melody the way Hal wants it. He knows how it was under a lot of pressure with the trial. Maybe when they finally make it back to mount Carmel, Howell will be less irritable. Right now, that's all broken hope for. It's April 1988 on a third floor of the mclennan county courthouse. Judge Herman Fitz sits at the front of the crowded courtroom, waiting for George roden to be led to the witness stand. Fitz has been a judge for nearly two decades, and the trial of Vernon Howe and his associates is one of the most bizarre cases he's ever seen. Fits Ives the prosecutors. They look nervous. On paper, this case seemed airtight. How an 8 of his buddies got dressed up at hunting gear, snuck onto another man's property with rifles and shotguns, then began shooting at the property's owner. It's an easy case of attempted murder. Judge Fitz thought the trial would last a few days at the most. But then he met Vernon Howell and realized this trial would be anything but simple. Fitz looks over at the defense table. How sits with his hands folded neatly in front of him, looking calm as can be. Behind him, the galleries crammed with people from Howell's church or whatever it is. The judge recalls the first day of the trial when he asks any potential witnesses in the gallery to stand and be sworn in. The women all just sat there. House lawyer tried to get them on their feet, but they wouldn't budge. It wasn't until Hal himself gave them permission that every one of the women stood and offered to take the stand. And things just got more colorful from there. At one point, the judge had to bar howl in his followers from doing something unbelievable. They wanted to carry in an old, dirty coffin into the courtroom as evidence. Fitz thinks howls about as crazy as they come, but he can tell that Hal has a strange kind of charisma, and he's built sympathy with the jury. Fitz watches as the bailiff leads George roden to the front of the courtroom. Roden wears a black stetson hat and an orange prison jumpsuit. He'd ended up with a 6 month jail sentence after the county courts found an old restraining order against him, barring him from living at mount Carmel. They also found that no one had paid taxes on the property for almost 20 years. Rodents gals at judge Fitz, then how that Hal's attorney. The prosecution squirms in their seat, roden is their only eyewitness, but they didn't want him to testify. Instead, he's been called to the stand by Howe's defense attorney, who now approaches and begins his questioning. Hal's attorney asked roden if it's true that he duck up a body of one of his mother's followers. Roden doesn't hesitate. He says, of course he did. He was trying to raise her from the dead so that everyone would know he is the true messiah, not Vernon Howe. Judge Fitz worms in his seat. That's Eddie thinks that's all the jury needs to acquit right there. They'll dismiss roden as crazy and they'll accept Hal's claim that he was just trying to get innocent people back into their homes. The judge glances over at Hal, he's unnerved to see how smiling back. His eyes focused intently on the judge. George roden may be off his rocker, thinks fits. But that doesn't mean how is any more sane? Pitch thinks about the best possible outcome. After all, the dust settles from the trial. He hopes there will be peace and sanity at mount Carmel. For.
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"The garage and house belong to the Branch Davidians. They're a religious sect whose teachings bro has followed without question until now. Froze eyes flick open, immediately his mind starts racing, he's running through the same terrible questions that kept him up last night. He wishes he could get up on scream, but instead he stays motionless under the covers. Bro is in his mid 20s. He is a thick mop of dark hair and a deep desire to know God, and almost for four years he's been a disciple of Vernon Howe. Bro is howl's trusted lieutenant, his entire life, his home, his friends, his Salvation, rests on the faith that Hal is the new embodiment of Christ. And that makes this morning and his doubts so terrifying. These last few years, bro has learned some deeply uncomfortable truths about how. Last week, for instance, he and Hal drove from Texas to California and Hal's Camaro. But they didn't come alone. Hal also brought the 13 year old daughter of one of his followers. They stopped for the night at a hotel, and Hal and the girl shared a bedroom. Bro plays the memory in his mind. Over and over. He feels sick to his stomach, he's given everything to Hal, in exchange, he's supposed to play a central role in the Salvation of mankind, but he thinks what if Hal isn't the messiah. What if he's just a pedophile hiding behind a Bible? The thoughts and bro right out of bed, he dresses quietly, trying not to wake the others, then steps outside. The sunlight is warm on his skin, bro is partially blind, but he can still make out the pale blooms of a jacaranda tree. Just then the front door opens. Rowe turns and sees a clean cut 20 something with blond hair and a mustache, which is best friend. Steve Schneider. Schneider gives a quick wave. Morning, Mark. You look awful, everything all right? Bro avoids his gaze. Not long ago, he convinced Schneider to follow Hal, and now he's not sure he can look his friend in the eye. Oh, I'm fine, Steve. You sure? Bro hesitates. Well, honestly, I'm kind of shaking up. It's Vernon. Schneider gives a slight nod. Enough encouragement for bro to continue. He's been acting erratic lately. We're supposed to be saving people, right? But some of what he's doing, it'll scare people away. I hear you. I've been trying to recruit this couple and he's been so rude to them. No one's going to accept a profit the way he acts. Yeah, exactly. Lately it feels like every day he does something to test my faith. Do you. Do you ever wonder Schneider raises an eyebrow? Wonder what, Mark? Bro desperately wants to share the doubts that are consuming him, but he also knows the power that Vernon Howe wields over his disciples. If he questions howl's divine authority, how finds out. Rose life will never be the same. He's not ready to cross that line. Well, yeah. Ever wonder why of all the people in the world God picked Vernon Howell to be the messiah? Snyder last two broke and feel he's broken the tension. Yeah, the lord works in mysterious ways, Mark. We should probably get back inside. I'll be right there. Bro watches his friend walk back into the house. Schneider remains one of the faithful. The state of innocence that bro wishes he could return to. When it's too late for that, he's powerless to escape the question that shook him awake this morning. Is he really serving the messiah or a monster? And if he's been serving a monster, bro knows he owes a debt to God, in which case he must do everything in his power to take how down. Every day you get older, but that doesn't mean you need to feel older. What if we could slow down the clock, Thorne is a health and technology company that's transforming the current approach to wellness through their at home tests and science backed supplements, Thorne offers solutions for people of every life stage and health concern. For example, Thorne's collagen plus for supporting skin health or thorns Naya cell for promoting energy production at the cellular level. Thorns commitment to quality has earned the trust of over 45,000 health professionals and thorn is the only supplement brand to collaborate with the Mayo Clinic on research. To start optimizing your health and receive 10% off your first order, head to Thorne, that's THORNE dot com slash the letter U slash AS one zero. Why put off having fun until you finally have that free time, you keep hearing about. You already do enough to earn a bit of joy exactly when you want it. And with best fiends, you can have a little fiendish fun anytime, anywhere with an exciting mobile puzzle adventure game. It's easy to pick up and play, whether it's for a few minutes here and there, or if that free time does roll around, you can have a fiend tastic marathon. You've earned your fun time, download best fiends, free on the App Store, or Google Play. Plus, get $5 of in game rewards when you reach level 5. That's best fiends on the App Store or Google Play. Friends without the R, best fiends. From.
Mark Levin: We Have a Perpetual Division in the Republican Party
"George W. Bush very busy painting down there and Waco Texas Every now and then he comes up for air To support a rhino Never has denounced Barack Obama because one of his closest friends is Michelle Obama go figure Cheney all of you back Cheney over these years Well they finally comes back to Washington What's he doing Goes to the floor of the house to support his magnificent daughter As she tries to destroy so many in the conservative movement Or just so many conservatives Democrats don't have people like that We have a perpetual division In the Republican Party Perpetual division
"waco" Discussed on Short Wave
"Waterpark succeed. They had the right combination of science and technology. So that sound. We heard that was these massive fans that are compressing air that goes to a series of chambers inside the wall and the details of what happens in their big trade secret. They will let you look at the wave chambers. They weren't legit. Look at the software that controls everything and i understand there are even legal battles going on over who owns which patents on what wave making technology. Anyway i did get a general explanation from schwab. It's a pneumatic system. So it's basically run off of compressed air and you know there's proprietary way that that air gets released displaces water and that specific displacement paired with the symmetry the way that the concrete bottom is designed is what creates a breaking wave and you can have a beginner wave. that's fun on a long board or a foam board. You can have an expert way. You can have a wave specifically to get barreled. You can have a wave to try and work on your your ears and things like that. So much of surfing is the lingo. Did he say work on your heirs. What does that mean. Yeah he did let me. How do i explain this. A lot of surfing moves. These days involve like launching yourself and your board above the lip of the wave and doing some maneuver at three sixty. One guy actually landed a backflip off the waco wave cole and are all artificial. Waves made with air pressure definitely not the system in waco was designed by american. Wave machines in solana beach california. It's one of several companies that are using air pressure but there are a lot of ways to turn energy into a breaking wave another approaches to drag hydrofoil through the water. And there's one spot in australia that uses this massive plunger in the middle of a lake to create these concentric waves that break in every direction. Such cool technology. Okay john there are a lot of these waves. And i mean. How long has this kind of development been going on the has been around for many decades disneyworld for instance opened a pool called typhoon lagoon in nineteen eighty nine. You can actually surf on that wave but it's you know it's kinda slow kind of mushy. Yeah i remember going to disneyworld as a kid and my uncle and aunt were like you got to check out this way. It's so cool but not up to snuff for you Surfers are not particularly interested in in that wave and or really any artificial wave until what really changed was kelly slater got involved in the artificial wave. Business slater is widely considered the greatest surfer of all time so slater spent like a decade developing an artificial wave designed to be light years ahead of anything else. All the research and development was pretty much in secret at this abandoned water ski park in central california. As you do you day ended up. Building is kind of a train track. It runs the length of the lake that allows them to push hydrofoil that weighs more than eighty tonnes through the water at high speed and the result. Is this perfect barreling beast of a way that you can ride about forty five seconds. You sound impressed is forty five seconds a long time to be surfing in the surfing world. Forty five seconds is eternity. Wow most waves are like ten seconds long before you're like in the water again so this is the perfect wave on paper it is yes and it also sounds like only experts should be writing it right. I mean and experts who are willing to work out hundreds of dollars just to ride one wave in in waco. They had took a really different approach. The wave is shorter. It's less intimidating and it costs about ten bucks a ride. That is probably why sessions there are selling out weeks ahead of time and the waco wave is helping to create this new generation of surfers who are learning how to surf before they ever get near the ocean. I talked to one guy. His name is brian fillmore. He was a skateboarder and he was so enthralled with the waco wave that he pestered him into giving him a job as director of surf operations. Whatever that is the funny part is when he got there. He did not know how to surf when i started out as a beginner. And now i'm able to Get barreled do airs Working on perfecting my turns just like every other surfer. I should mention that. Fillmore instagram now. Described him as waco's minister of stoke. He's come a long way. He says he does surf in the ocean now and he likes it but he says the wave pool is where he is able to practice and to get better the ocean. You don't know what the wave is going to throw you and you don't know what's going to happen but out here you know. There's a perfect wave with your name on it all. Thanks to science and technology. Thanks jon for taking us on this journey through the world of artificial waves. It's been real anytime emily. This episode was produced by hanson. Backtrack by burly mccoy and edited by sarah sarasin. I'm emily kuang. Thanks for listening. To shortwave the daily.
"waco" Discussed on Short Wave
"You're listening to shortwave from npr. Surf's up do torino's shortwave. Is going to waco texas. I'm emily yang and i'm here with. Npr senior surfing correspondent. John hamilton. emily so typically you cover neuroscience like. What are you doing on this story emily. I am the senior brain correspondent in public radio. I'm sorry but i grew up surfing in southern california. This was long ago when pterodactyls still filled the skies so i've been following the evolution of artificial surfing waves as kind of a hobby and the science of wave. Making has come a long way. I'm into this artificial waves surfing science. Let's do it. Oh yeah yeah. In in nature it takes this really complicated interaction between an ocean swell and the underwater contours of the shore to produce a great surfing. Wave the best waves break in places where these really large ocean swells that have traveled hundreds or even thousands of miles suddenly encounter shallow water like a wreath that increases the waves height. What a scientist would call. Its amplitude right in the higher. It is the sooner i fall off in my experience. Yes and if the amplitude increases fast enough the top of the wave will actually pitch out toward the shore and that creates what surfers call a barrel or tube. It is hard to replicate all that in a wave pool but it's starting to happen in texas on today's show. We take a look at one of the best artificial waves in the world which happens to break in waco texas just a few miles from willie nelson's hometown plus we'll talk about the science of symmetry and meet the surfer known as waco's minister of stope. I have no idea what any of those words mean. But i can say this with confidence. This short wave the daily science. Podcast from yar this message comes from npr sponsor wells fargo as a season small business owner unique checking that fits your complex individual business needs wells fargo small business checking offers greater efficiency and control over daily finances so you can focus on running your business plus access to advanced online banking tools and local bankers dedicated to understanding your financial. Needs all so you can bank without missing a beat more at wellsfargo dot com wells fargo bank. Na member fdic. So john you went surfing in waco texas. How are the waves there bud to answer that. Let me introduce you to a kid. I met there in. Wake all right so picture. This i was walking along the beach at the surf resort and i noticed this young surfer standing there looking out at the waves kind of studying. You know he tells me. His name is dane gronkowski. He's twelve he lives with his family. In pacifica california any serves the brakes around there all the time but this will be his first time surfing in waco. So when i see kick out. I do what any good reporter would do. I grabbed my microphone. Hitch up my trunks and start weeding out there to talk to him. What you think. I loved it. It was soak lawn. I knew it was going to be a fun. But now last first name who was like i pumped down. The line did a little snap and Kinda got caught behind the section show. I like poured into the barrel and got in there. But i wasn't gonna make it out and I should probably try to go back out. Are you jane. I love this support your offering this young surfer clearly a big fan of this wave. He is but a lot of servers are it is remarkable to me. How many of the world's top professionals have made a point of visiting waco you know. Youtube is just filled with clips of sir. Celebrities like mason. Ho and jamie o'brien surfing at an a famous hawaiian surfer name. Carissa more trained at the waco wave before she won a gold medal at the tokyo olympics. John i gotta know before we go on. Why is this wave in a resort in waco texas. I mean that must be two hundred miles from the ocean. It's not exactly a major travel destination. I asked the guy who manages the place that same question. His name is mike. Schwab the dude. It put it. All together was a barefoot. Water skier in this whole place started based on barefoot. Water skiing at some point someone convinced him to build a wake board park and then he opened a bar and grill on top of it and one day. He was hanging out with his buddies after night. Wake boarding and someone said. Did you could put a lazy river out here. Finally in two thousand eighteen when they opened the surf pool that is super random. But anyway when you finally got to ride this artificial wave. What was it like for you. Well it's different for sure. I grew up surfing around santa barbara. Mostly what are known as point breaks. That's where the wave starts breaking where the shoreline sticks out in the ocean and it peels along into a cove and you could tell when a set of waves was on the way because you would look out at the horizon in waco remember paddling out into this artificial lagoon. Maybe two hundred feet wide several times that long and there was a surf coach out there. Who tells me okay. You wait in this one specific spot along. This concrete wall runs the whole length of the lagoon. So i'm sitting out there on my board with few other surfers. You know. Baking in the texas Listening to some country song on the pa system and it felt like i was on a movie set for some. You know surf film because we're all out there on boards and there is not so much as a ripple in the water then we hear this sound like eight jet engine. Starting seconds later the surf coach says. Do you gotta poudel now. So i start paddling and this head highway just like pops up behind me from nowhere. I totally missed it. And i missed the next one to. So you're telling me this wave just materialized out of nowhere. It was totally flat then. There was a wave and you were well not surfing on it but trying to. It's like magic. It's very strange. But when i did finally catch onto these ways it was a lot like surfing in the ocean. You drop in you make your bottom her and then you kind of build up speed to stay ahead of the whitewater wave. Has some thousand parts some slow smarts you know you can do turns you can wipe out as i found out but he's totally fun and you said earlier that it's been really hard to make good artificial waves. So how.
Rejection - How To Cope?
"Especially being a lebron and bang the waco defense scissors i would say i think we have a unique perspective or an unique ability to see all the points of us lebron's so from that angle. I've come up with this little theory that rejection can be reframed as seeing someone self exiting from your life. Wow i think this is overcomplicating things. This over complicating matters. Welcome to my brain. I understand that your theory is helping you cope with the situation and we like to find justifications to endure the pain or the rejection itself. I would like to give you just rights trade at your head. Something very important and i wish for you. Keep it for the rest of your life and beyond spread it. Just no it with every single cell in your system. So when someone's rejecting you lemme ask that. Why would you want to have anything to do with the person who apparently does not want to have anything to do with you. Why that's a great christian dicey but it doesn't really. I laugh the emotional attachment that you would have to that person in circumstances so what you're talking about jiming is asking a logical question to an emotional state which in turn helps you to change. Emotional state thoughts lead to feelings feelings. Need to behavior so When you change your thinking you will change how you feel about it and therefore you will be able to behave in a different way. Even the person who rejected you. But i am catching you in here. Because here's the thing when you tried to cope with the situation by justifying other people's behavior. It's a trap. it's not your purpose. it's not your job. It is not your life purpose to justify anyone else's feelings emotions actions spirituality. And i could go on the list. A-to-z it's not your purpose. That's one way of looking at it. That i'm justifying it but it's not about buying it for me about understanding why is happening because for me and i am quite logic based if i can understand something than i can do with much much. Easier and understanding human behavior is one of the great learning curves. I'm on right now. i appreciate that. It's it's a never ending learning curve. The problem i see with this what you're trying to achieve. I understand you correctly that you're trying to understand. Why now in order to understand their why whoever they are you would have to think like them feel like them have had the same experiences as they had an have had to give the same meaning that they gave to specific sections that they went through. So it's impossible. So why would you try to participate in mission impossible. Unless you're tom cruise. Then you can do that though. Hang on now. You're saying that empathy can't be achieved. We did not hear you say maybe you saw. I have not heard hang on. I can't let me expand because for me. Empathy is understanding why they do that. What led them to that understanding what it feels like for them to me that sympathy and that's the same thing as when i'm saying i won't understand from their point of view. Why they join that. It makes it easier for me. That's the same thing is empathy to you. Well i'm glad you clarified undefined. The word empathy for you in this particular context or in this context very important. I feel and i feel strongly that empathy not necessarily includes that i understand. Why another person's doing what they do widely do what they do. I do believe that empathy is something that i'm respecting the choices their decisions and i'm accepting them because they empathy when we are going on the emotional level. Let say i hit my foot here. Because i kicked the neighbor stock. I never would do that by. It's just an example. But let's say. I kick the neighbor stock because again it came over here and whatever chewed on my cushions on the lounger and now i hurt my foot and you may say to me. Oh i'm so sorry all. This must be really hurting. Do you really believe that you can feel exactly the way i feel about me hurting my foot including the emotional charge to it to really believe. That's possible i think it is if you've been in a similar situation implies don't believe exactly nari but i do believe that you can get to an understanding of what it's like them based on similar things happening to you. I believe you can only relate to how another person feels but you can never feel exactly how another person feels. Well not exactly. And why. I'm saying that is because even identical twins in the same situation growing up in the same household do not perceive the same situation at the same time executive same. Neither emotionally not rationally. I case let's say that given. But the actual point i think is that you mentioned it being a justification of their behavior and i don't believe that's where i'm going it's not a justification is an understanding that intern helps me understand. So that's the angle. I was coming from when i was speaking about trying to understand the reason for the rejection and why framed it to myself is self exiting was a way for me to not be so hurt and not take it personally but say from their point of view this is not right for them and their life and so they need to exit themselves. That makes it a lot less hurtful for me now. Maybe that is over complicating it. Sure i'll love you. That and i do like the fact that you've pointed out that asking you so flood questions while you're an emotional state can help change your state. So that's really clever. And i think something that is easily put into action in anybody's life. So maybe that's a great direction to go down here when we're talking about how to help how lisa's when they of feeling rejected which. I'm all about behavior. I do believe behaviors all that matters.
How Memorial Day Weekend Travel in U.S. May Be Different
"This holiday weekend. To forces are colliding. The human desire to out travel and enjoy the kick off to summer and mother nature. Took a look at this beach from last memorial day weekend. Empty closed due to covert concerns today. Beaches across the country are reopening but many sit empty as a nasty storm system brings record coal to the east coast but americans are on the move setting a new record when it comes to air travel. We have two reports tonight and we begin with blaine alexander tonight. The nation's busiest airport once again starting to look like it. If i'm really excited it's like quite again. Atlanta's hartsfield jackson is expected to welcome one point five million passengers this weekend. What does the last time that we've seen the airport this busy christmas twenty nineteen when we saw this many people here. It's just a fraction of the full holiday rush. Thirty seven million travelers expected on the roads and the runways half. I feel good friday. Tsa processed more than one point nine million passengers a new pandemic record the agency. Now beefing up to meet the demand in this year. We've already hired over thirty one hundred officers between now and the fourth of july we expect to bring on another thousand more but in some places the weather is not ruled. Welcome to summer. Parts of texas drenched by heavy rain and storms blowing through a small airport near waco. Leaving planes tossed like toys in ohio flooded lake erie spilled into nearby neighborhoods and high waves. Close part of chicago's lakefront trail in the northeast. Parts of new york drenched and dealing with near record lows temperatures dipping into the forties of it part of a vicious weather system sweeping through the midwest and into the northeast from now through monday
Interview With Author, Dan McCrory
"Are so dan. Thank you for taking the time to come on the show and talk to us. We definitely appreciate thank you. I take an opportunity now. We definitely appreciate it. So so then your story. I mean you got many layers from unions to being a political candidates author. So let's kinda start at the beginning talk about a career in telecommunications how did that how did the split a ma bell like affect you directly and i was gonna say but some of our younger viewers and watch. Can you explain it in just what my bill was. Chair ma. bell was World for a lot of people that work for the phone company and it was the same place to work. You never have to worry about your job going to weigh. It was going to be there for life and a lot of diets. He's gonna started that way. A lot of people. There are grandmother work their their mother worked there and then they work their in in their expecting their their daughter to work there but a lot of things happen around nineteen eighties. When was mci world com was trying to get into long long distance business. Because that's where the money was done and We eight hundred block everywhere they could so finally they sued in federal court and the federal court said. Well you can either give them all this money or you can just break up the whole thing no longer a monopoly or whether they call it ought oligarchy. Company agreed to that. and in the meantime. Nci went belly up. They're no longer around enjoying the spoils of their Lawsuit so it was a scary time. We were used to having to gloves and compete in the open market and A lot of companies went by the wayside more were gobbled up by seven companies are created in the wake of the waco. Rageh up there we go sorry. And so let's created all new world and eventually sbc on texas of mine everybody else out and They changed their name day g again because everybody knew that
How Baylor Upset Gonzaga
"Deep in the heart of Texas after the regular bears broke the hearts of basketball fans across the Northwest. Is ABC. TJ Holmes. The Baylor Bears champions and spoilers, ruining Gonzaga's hopes of a historic undefeated season and in blowout fashion, dominating the Bulldogs from start to finish. The Baylor Bears the national champions and winning their first title in school history is really like a family like After 30 days in the bubble, we ate together watched movies together. We did everything together, and that's just a really cool thing. I remember that probably more than win the championship. Baylor guard Jared Butler was named most outstanding player after his 22 point performance that included 43 pointers and leading Baylor's beat down of the bulldog. Gonzaga. Enter the championship matchup Undefeated 31. Oh, but was in trouble right out of the gate, going down nine to nothing in the opening minutes with After surviving last rounds late game thriller, Gonzaga was hoping for more magic and a comeback. It's really really tough wand. And storybook season on and obviously we're all disappointed in here. But, you know, as I told the guys like you make it this far in your 31. I know going into the last one. There's absolutely nothing you should ever feel bad about. But Jalen subs in the Bulldogs never recovered from Baylor's devastating opening blow. The city of Waco deserves this Texas way. Got a national championship to the state deserves it. Guys get this the last three teams that were in the tournament undefeated and went to The final four they lost in the final four that was being held in Indianapolis.
Drone video shows bubbling lava inside Iceland's fiery volcano
"There was a volcano in iceland. That's been dormant for six thousand years that just sprang delight. This predict this was going to happen or just surprise said well. They said that they're worth think thousands of minor earthquakes prize before the small earthquakes. Yeah and then this so cool it was it was kinda given notice so look at this lava flow down the side of the mountains. Really a difference what you do. If you own a drone you take into a volcano. Wow i mean this is really an flies right over. Yeah the lava being spewed and oh right through some of the lava. I took a drove burned up. And i didn't make it. I'm not sure this one made it right. The video just stops. That's really cool and wouldn't you love to see that in person. I mean close to it. But i'd love to see this happening. Wonder how hot like how close you can actually get to. While it's like twenty five hundred degrees. You should go and see really. That's a good thing for wait. Why me why don't you go white house any this show you're the reporter we trust you. I'm the reporter with trust. No real estate let us know how close the push. Just how hot just put your hand. Dip it in their seattle waco actually sounds like with the fiery added. Run your you see what happened right absolutely something or maybe your face try your face phasing dip it into the lava really quick out. Really fast really. I can't i just use my hand now. I think your face fast. Twenty two hundred degrees. I had to run with a three hundred degrees off. Run the the calculation through celsius. Okay stupid. I mean seriously i mean come on google. Do you know where i live. You know everything about me. Why why do you have agreed. Bullcrap they're still pushing it is that's right exactly get us. Don't do a story without nope
Interview With Ibrahim Moustafa, Author Of 'Count'
"Today i am joined by ibrahim mustafa the writer and artist of graphic novel. Count which is coming out from humanoids as you're listening to this. I'm gonna try to release it. The episode right about the time that the graphic novel is officially available in stores Ever thanks so much for joining today. I really appreciate you taking the time or we're going to count as well as some of your other works before we You know in here. I wanted to talk to you about Like how how did the inspiration for this particular graphic novel. It's an interesting. I found an interesting adaptation. Because it's it's very much your own work. It's very much yours. Despite having you know it's not it's not a literal county monte cristo adaptation right like it's you doing your take your riff on that on the themes of that in the ideas in that story What was the inspiration for that. And did you want to reference that source material. Yeah well i i you know. It's i appreciate you making that distinction. Because i think it does kind of get lost in the translation of the the pr materials thus far like an adaptation so people might think well. This doesn't have anything to do with the so i. This guy's name is totally different right. Inspired by may have been like the better tagline. In retrospect but yeah. I just i'm a big fan of revenge stories. And kinda christo is kind of the granddaddy of them. All and i was just kind of in a head space. I guess thinking about different stories. I enjoy think john waco just come out. And i've loved watching that and and and then i just thought well you know. Wouldn't it be cool if this story. Which is you know in the public domain and everyone is aware of it on some level. I think culturally. What if this took place in a different setting and had action and the original novel is very soap operatic. There's not a lot of. I mean there's really i think there's a sword drawn in the whole book and it's a twelve hundred page book right so i'll just wild. Yeah you definitely expect to be more. Yeah and the two thousand two film adaptation of it with jim caviezel and guy pearce definitely added a couple of sword fights a little bit more accurate to it and action is a big thing that i enjoy in media and so i thought i would try to play to my what i feel are my strengthen and really inject some of that into the story so from there i just sat out to to start crafting a pitch document i did in between worked for higher stuff's i would kinda take some time in the evening or a weekend on the rare occasions that actually got those and Would start chipping away character designs and just kind of building it in my head and then once i was able to pitch it to humanoids and they said okay. We like this. We wanna see more before we give it a yes or no That gave me an opportunity to really. Just start kinda down. On the details of it. In really kind of hone it into what it became. Cool cool no. that makes a lot of sense You you've mentioned in. I've listened to some other years including the one you did on the humorless podcast with marc weighed in the team. There you mentioned Wishbone like the terror as a as a touch base. So those was because that's definitely was my introduction to a lot of classic literature as well. I think kind of my christos funny in that regard in that. I like you said i think everyone has familiarity with it. But the percentage of people that maybe have actually read the alexandre dumas is probably pretty low. I know in my case definitely was like it was one that i actually impact for this interview. I was like like check out the audiobook. Like listen to it on a few runs. I've never even though. I feel like another story. I've never actually experienced it. Which would geographic than i didn't have. I didn't have the burden or those expectations of you know somebody who's like. Oh it. does this do the original justice. which is freeing i think. Potentially you know it's it's interesting because there are a lot of adaptations that we don't even realize adaptations of it right Old boy is kinda count of monte cristo. Style at guys put in a prison. Eventually escapes takes event right right. It's it's been done in various mediums. I think in ways that really transform it And i and i was actually thinking about it. It would be interesting to see what would have happened if we didn't say anything about the kind of monte cristo You know and just kind of put it out there to see people. But i felt like because i was paying a mosh to a lot of it and i was really taking the broad strokes of the original. It would have been like this kind of microsoft like so. It was necessary to kind of put that out there. That's what it was
Meet The Author, Shane Wilson, Realistic Fantasy With A Sharp Edge
"To the big program as i mentioned. It's a an episode of meet the author. Shane wilson is storytelling. No matter the medium. The emphasis of his work is on the magical act of the story and how the stories we tell immortalize us and give us give voice to the abstractions of the human experience. Ladies and gentlemen please open the ears open minds and help me welcome in whoop. Waco shane wilson to the my duck pakistan. Welcome thank you so much. Thanks for being here. Now it's a pleasure so get get me hip two way our way are you are 'cause i'm not sure i know you're a southern guy. Are you giorgia I'm curly in north carolina. You know what i said. That and i don't know why i said that last night but then i was questioning myself. This is why. I asked you this at first up last night. I said it was raised in georgia. Sir right. I read your bio that you i believe born in alabama raising in georgia but i said last night on the air i said i. It's north carolina guy. And then i looked it up today and i was like no. I'm wrong. he's not where they get those carolina from now you just said it. So where did i get it from. It's not online anywhere that fact. I'm getting it actually. You might be psychic. In which case mybookie dot com is definitely a place for you but yeah i mean i feel like somewhere in the bio somewhere in all of the information out there. It probably says that. I teach college in north carolina which is true. Well i did not see. I wasn't aware of that. So you're you what are you. Teaching kalki teach english literature music. I teach composition creative writing that kind of thing very cool stuff so Tell me a little bit about yourself. How how when you kind of got the author bug. We'll start with the author stuff. Then we'll come back to the music little later on but tell me when you when you first realized the way that it should be thing Because i think i've been writing forever I i'd be hard pressed to find a moment in in my life. At least i actually remember when i wasn't writing I remember my parents buying me. An old typewriter When i was just a little kid. And i remember like i would practice spelling on it. i would ask my mom to spell for me like the the most complex words i can think of a kid it was stuff like rhinoceros right and i would ask you to spell it and then i would like pick it out and so i was practicing already getting kind of the bug and then i remember like second grade. I would write these short stories and just handwriting out. I'd put them in a one of those three prong folders and then i would draw cover and glue it on the front Like saw i was already thinking about book design and stuff even though i wasn't cognizant of that right and so yeah like from the from the jump right in has been a part of me and the through. I think the evolution is pretty similar to a lotta guys that are that are writers in that you know middle. School comes along. And now i'm writing poetry in order to hit on girls And the same kind of thing in high school. And then you get when i got into college. The academic spirit kind of squashed some of that creativity as it will do And then on the other side of college. I slowly started to chip away that published some poetry some short stories and then accidentally wrote a novel while There's a lot to respond to their. But i i'm i'm smiling because i thought i'm going to say this now even though i wanted to say this for a little bit later in the conversation but I thought when i saw romance and fantasy stuff betsy kinda stuff that either A guy who's a player trying to impress women or gate would well you know The the romance stuff is is very light. In in most of what i write every now and then i will dip a toe into that sandbox. Because i think and and i don't write traditional romance. When i do that i write stuff that kind of turns genre upside down or i try to. Because ultimately i think romance is kind of trite and empty void of a genre So when i when. I do play over there. I like to to try to get in. Turn it in on itself. A little bit But for the most part the fantasy stuff is it comes from The my academic focus. When i was at school. I studied a ton of magical realism. I had a professor who is very into that genre and sir My master's thesis was on salman rushdie and midnight's children And all that stuff so yeah so like i was reading a ton of magical realism. And so i don't write. What would be considered hard. Fantasy like tolkien. And those guys right fantasy this grounded in our reality but there are magical elements at play.
Texas electric cooperative files for bankruptcy after massive storm
"The oldest and biggest electric power co op in Texas is declaring bankruptcy because of a massive bill from the States grid Operator Process. Electric Power Cooperative, based in Waco, filed for bankruptcy protection after getting a bill for $1.8 billion from ERCOT. Brazos is one of dozens of electricity providers facing huge charges from last month's brutal cold snap. Or got pushed up spot market rates for power and piled on service fees that were 500 times. The usual
Boomer and the Millennial February Special - burst 01
"So we we. We need to get started before our neighbors waco away said we will be providing the soundtrack. Oh yeah for for our show they go. It's been interesting. I wonder if they're going somewhere. Probably they're young church their young and in love. You're probably going somewhere. Church may have enough. Maybe a little late for them. What better what better place to go. It is sunday. Look i'm just saying you live with with to opie we got cynicism all right exactly. I don't have a boomer. Father whatever generation you are was the one. After boomer i don't know gen-x the thing is genetic after boomer at the generation that came after them Well you know some say oh. You mean the generation after the boomers genetics boomer. Yeah nobody prehistoric. Nobody cares about that though. Talk about it being the the greatest generation ever really what happened during that generation World war two. You know they came back and what about the great depression that was probably part only front country back so we're going to corona right now dan. we're trump. Yeah so you know. I mean we go through i last we. We might be we greatest know we get out of this you know. I don't know the greatest generation given all the stuff that we've gone through at least it's still going through. that's true. welcome back as banter or done with the banter back guys. Another episode of boomer and lineal episode boomer and the millennial date do i'm ready to boomer marmande millennial and Thank you for joining us once again episode. Who knows ten me. I think it's ten or eleven can never keep up but we are coming up when anniversary. This is facts Next one because we march de during the morning dean bidding of the pandemic. Well it's a special day. Yeah it is. Valentine's day happy valentine's day thanks. Valentine's day youtube. Sorry to record valentine's day on what's going on. I just had so many plans with. Yeah yeah it's also black history month but you know you spending valentine's day with your parents so that's a good thing. Yeah i mean it's totally cool people. You love yeah. Valentine's day is not just about significant. Others you know what i mean this is. This is the first time that. I've been single on valentine's day in quite some time. Though i will say that and i just you know that's a hick so yeah you didn't know what you mean your granddaddy used to see how used to break up with his girlfriend right before christmas. Did he make up like after new years. Have the new right then. They have like this huge argument. Like the end of january beginning of february and then on the fifteenth sixteenth like. Oh hey i'm sorry. I misunderstood you on valentine's day. I think we should work this out. He's getting even have to do anything. I know it's kind of genius. Yeah that is so i. He was such a cazenove. He did have one problem though. He didn't know that he thought you call. You know when you were serious about somebody dating you know a friend. Yeah he would call him his fiancee. How do you make that how you make. That was state. There's a big worse as a big day. That's a big difference and you can imagine you know the young lady was like. Oh my goodness is got big fiance. Yeah he was like. Oh yeah i guess because he got that kind of response you know. He was like cool to christmas. Yeah right you can't be my fiance. When i thought we getting married. I guess we're gonna hit him that that's what it meant. Yeah he was like. Yeah we gotta we gotta dial that back a little bit care but anyway it's it's it's it's i don't know also saints sentence. Please please say sentence. So you modernize your mom. And i had this thing about. We would just you know if you really. If you celebrated a holiday holiday. But valentine's day on fifteenth you'd be good to go man could get flowers candy and a card for about fifteen thirteen bucks. Yeah sometimes not bad. Yeah so. I guess i'll be telling your mom have you tomorrow. Right right yeah. It's it's valentine's day somewhere in the world right exactly so you learning a lot from the boomer here. Yeah i see i mean. Apparently apparently i. Yeah so i'm single. And i have no valentine but that's okay You know life goes on. Yeah you got to do two things one. You got some very good advice okay. No good advice but in the second thing is you have a new tattoo. Yeah why did you disagree. Grace kings just love. You love vaguely talking about my life. Before i can even get to it like suppose. I didn't want to tell people oops now. It's not even that. I think yes. I did get a new tattoo. I'm a few days ago. Here's my thing though. My thing is. I don't really like i don't really like just flaunting it like i won't. I won't like post about them on social media and stuff. I have a lot of friends who do that. They'll get a new tattoo. Tattoo them and like. Oh look my tattoo that i don't post about. I'm guarantee you a lot of people. Don't even know how many i have or have seen all of them. I'm just saying. I mean it must bother you too much giving you ever almost asleep. Yeah almost we're almost done but yeah this won't hurt. I'm not gonna lie was pretty bad. Well it looks nice. Thanks no derm is yeah you got to take it off. Saran wrap wound healing it. I guess it's doing everything done safely. Yeah everything yeah i mean. They're super kobe. Friendly like in kinney was wearing a mask face shield. Okay yeah like well. this is not your first one. Yeah yeah this is actually my fourth one. But i got nam sorry. This is actually my during kobe. Kobe because i got four kind of all one two three four all at the same time and then this one but yeah so. This was kind of like my valentine's day gift to myself. I guess you could say. I've been working madman. This week drained me. Yeah i mean you've been really doing a lot you getting up early. Yeah coming in late thursday. I got up at four thirty. Got home at four thirty in the morning. Yeah that was tough.
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