35 Burst results for "Walls"
Janice Dean: Hurricane Ian Might Be One of the Most Devastating
"Fox News senior meteorologist Janice dean joining us. I'm really, really alarmed by this reaching almost category 5. I guess category 5, the threshold is a 157 mph winds. And right now, as Ian is nearing a Florida landfall, it's at a 155 miles an hour, Janice, that's like, it's almost like a massive tornado, isn't it? Yeah, I mean, you're right. It is. It doesn't even matter about the category, Mike. It can be a strong four or 5. It doesn't matter. The results are going to be exactly the same. And that is complete inundation like a bulldoze of a wall of water coming over these vulnerable coastlines. And that's really the scary part of it. And then the slow movement of the storm, you know, we're expecting a landfall later this afternoon, but then it's going to slow down. So it's going to bring inches of rain and when you're talking about 20 foot storm surge and then the high tide and the waves on top of that, it's just it's unimaginable. And so that's why I'm so concerned. I've covered a lot of hurricanes. This one might be one of the most devastating.
Biden Asks if Dead Congresswoman Is in Crowd During Speech
"President Biden, somebody forgot to put the pill in the porridge. This morning, he was giving a speech up in Washington. And the guy was just all over the place. Biden went on to say that he didn't even know if he was talking about Tom vilsack. He couldn't remember who he was. You heard from senator secretary vilsack. Senator, excuse me, who are you? How can the society's doing a hell of a job? Unbelievable, and then he goes on and he's talking about he was calling out a Jackie wall or she was the congresswoman from Indiana. We're going to play the audio and then we'll fill you in all the rest of this. I want to thank all of you here for including bipartisan elected officials like representative government, senator Braun, senator Booker, representative Jackie, are you here? Where's Jackie? I didn't think she was going to be here. To help make this a reality. No, she's not here, mister president. She's dead. What's wrong with you? So he's calling for Jackie. She was killed in a car accident in August. What two of her staff members were also killed and Biden knew that because she put out a statement. It was a very nice statement to mourning her loss. So the idea that he either forgot that she died or or and this could be a possibility, maybe he thinks she's still alive.
NHC Chief Embarrassed Don Lemon for Hurricane Ian Conspiracy
"Last night on CNN, the most profane name in news. Crying Negro network. Judge Joe Brown in our hurricane coverage center, thank you, judge. Look, Don lemon, little Donnie lemon, still on the night show before he joins his girlfriends on the morning show at CNN. Which by the way is the lowest rated show they have on CNN, but I digress. So Don lemon is trying to make the whole hurricane a climate change issue and the director of the national hurricane center, I don't know if he got he's got a little desantis in him. I want you to take a listen to how all that went down cut 7. Can you tell us what this is and what effect the climate change has on this phenomenon? Well, we can come back and talk about climate change at a later time. I want to focus on the here and now. We think the rapid intensification is probably almost done. There could be a little bit more intensification as it still over the warm waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, but I don't think we're going to get any more rapid intensification. If you look here, you can actually see pretty interesting for your viewers. You can actually see a second eyewall forming around the inner eye wall, and that's basically the second eyewall is overtaken the original eyewall. And that should arrest development. Listen, I'm just trying to get there. You said you want to talk about climate change, but what effect does climate change have on this phenomenon that is happening now? Because it seems these storms are intensifying. That's a question. I don't think you can link climate change to any one event. On the whole on the cumulative climate change may be making storms worse, but to link it to any one event, I would caution against them. Okay. Listen, I grew up there, and these storms are intensifying. Something is causing them to
National Hurricane Center Predicts Catastrophic Storm Surges in FL
"Following these developments out of Florida where it is looking grim. And the wind and the damage, the storm surge is beginning to happen. It will continue throughout our program and we're going to do our very best to keep you updated on this story. We've got a lot of video on our website, Todd stern's dot com, and you'll be able to access that, it will be updated throughout the day, Caleb park, Ben deeter, the whole news team. They're very busy today. Wanting to bring you the latest information from what we understand now from the national hurricane center, there now predicting a catastrophic storm surge, folks, I want you to listen to these numbers. This is not an error. This is the actual numbers, and we're talking about feet, not inches. But the national hurricane center now says that they're expecting a storm surge of between 12 and 18 feet above ground level. That's expected to happen somewhere between englewood, Florida, and Bonita beach, Florida that would also include Charlotte harbor. So that's a little south of Tampa Bay, but it doesn't really matter because the storm is so massive, it exploded in size late last night into the early morning hours at one point, by the way, there were actually two eye walls. From a meteorological standpoint, from a weather guest standpoint, it truly was remarkable to see to see that storm just explode, borderline category 5, but at this point it really doesn't matter. I mean, you're looking at sustained winds are going to be a 130 140 miles an hour. And this is very dangerous. If
Is Selma Blair Unfairly Profiting Off Her MS?
"You see Dancing with the Stars. Oh my God. So sour Michelle gallard. Started crying because she watched Selma Blair's very energetic performance on Dancing with the Stars the other night, cameras caught her crying in the audience getting very emotional, we all know that Selma was diagnosed with MS back in 2018 and she wound the crowd to the goddamn cartwheel into a split during the jailhouse rock, excuse me. You have an S you can do a cartwheel into a split, now something something's wrong here. Something's off. You know, I know, I know soma. I consider a friend we've talked many times, et cetera. I haven't talked through it a while, but I was talking to the wall she was suffering this and I thought she was very brave to go through it that actually went through it. But this is getting ridiculous now. You know, Sarah Michelle galar is like, oh, I'm so happy for her. She kept a smile on her face the whole time. You know, to do this 25 years after we worked in a movie, it's just amazing. I can't believe how brave she is. Okay. And someone admitted that the rehearsals were extra hard on her this week. That's a challenging, you know? I've got my muscles have to rely on muscle memory now and my body can shift at any moment because of the MS and she was nervous about nailing the fast paced movements of the dance, but guys, I'm sorry, you know what? I said this from day one from day one I said she's not going to get to the end. She's going to get into the middle of the season and then they're going to go, you were great. You showed everybody that MS can be something you can defeat if you just have the right attitude and you just have the right thing. It's horseshit. Selma Blair is not being completely upfront and honest. I know she adds stem cell treatment. She had that docu drama, whatever it was, a year or two ago in which she talked about it. this is not really fair. She's getting treatment that other people with MS can't afford and she's, you know, kind of profiting from it. I've seen MS up close. You don't go from a cartwheel to a split if you've got multiple sclerosis for God's sake.
People Are Being Killed Because Other People Are Being Silent
"We were just talking at the end of the last hour about how this could happen, how people could be silent. And what we have to say over and over and over and over is that these things have happened before. In Germany in the 30s, many good people chose to look the other way. They said, well, I don't really want my neighbor to think I'm not on board with being a patriotic German or whatever it was. People were willing to keep their mouths shut to go along a little bit more to prevent somebody thinking that they might be hostile to whatever narrative was being peddled. It is precisely the same today. And if you want to demonize the Nazis like Daniel goldhagen did, speaking as a German, I should say, to demonize the Germans, you can not say that the Germans were uniquely evil. That's like saying the Jews were uniquely evil. We believe that all human beings have the capacity for evil. And so we look at a civilized nation in the early 30s, civilized, educated, largely Christian, that did not have the courage to stand up in the face of evil. And today, precisely the same thing is happening. And Naomi, our classmates, people who have gone to all these Ivy League schools who populate places like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and The New Yorker and the Atlantic, they refuse to talk about this. And you have to say, why do they refuse? Why do they have to demonize those who would raise the objections that you're raising so vitally in your book and in the things you're writing about? It's no different. They are afraid of being thought ill of by their peers. That is their ultimate value. And right now, people are being killed because other people are being silent.
How Much Is the Biden Regime TRYING to Ruin the Country?
"Think an important way to look at Joe Biden is he's constantly thinking about how historians will view him, and that he's being pushed by his handlers to be even more ideological and more radical than even he's comfortable with because I don't think he's totally there. I don't mean that in a pejorative way. I just don't think he's obviously there and making the decisions cognitively. That would be expected of a president. But my question, Joe, is how much of these decisions is being done, not to try to drive success, but instead to try to drive the country into the ground. Because you give them an F across the board, that feels like a campaign of destruction. In a midterm year, no less, right? And that's the confusing thing about this. I mean, when we talk about some of the things that are they doing, is it intentional, Charlie. And I just look at the border and it's hard not to come to any conclusion that opening it the way they have and people just walking right in like they're going to 7 11 and these numbers that we talked about. I mean, 2 million in the last year just documented the ones that we've encountered alone, how could that not be intentional? How do you stop construction of a border wall that was working or remain in Mexico policy unless it is intentional that you want all these folks to come in and then you see a Gavin Newsom in California completely embracing this by saying he's going to give free healthcare to illegal immigrants, which is remarkable when you consider all the homelessness in his state and you have veterans on food stamps where we're treating people that aren't legally in this country better than we are those who are legally. And then you say, okay, well, it can't be about letting illegals vote because we would never allow that, right? Well, in my book, I'm actually looking at it right on page 5, right in the beginning, I say non citizens will never be allowed to vote, you say, it's already happening in places like New York City,
Carl Jackson: The Church Must Speak Out Against the Woke
"Us that claim to be people of faith, those of us that are of a religious persuasion, we need to take all of these things into account and we need to step up and do our job. I do believe that America is woke because the church is weak. I do believe that the transgender craze exists because the church hadn't been speaking out. I do believe that CRT, this new systemic racism, implanted implanted by the Democrat party because they've always been a racist party for God's sake, but this new systemically racist Democrat party with their CRT with their SEL. Unfortunately, I think, in large part, are only successful because the church of God has been so unsuccessful. And it frustrates me. I say that as a Christian, I say that as an evangelical and I'm not without guilt. There are times perhaps where I should have spoken up more. I'm not quiet about hardly anything nowadays. But there are times I can look back and I'm like, man, I should have been more vocal. I should have taken this action or that action and guys, it's up to all of us now to take action to save this country and I am really challenging you people of faith. It's up to you to stand up to save this country. It's not enough to sit inside of some freaking fort will four walled building and think that you've done your job as a citizen as a Christian as a Jew as a Mormon as a Catholic. It is not enough. Your faith doesn't end at the doors of that sanctuary. But I think we've acted that way for so long. We can look at what it's caused, the havoc, that it's reeked.
Leo Terrell: The FBI Are Protected by the Left-Wing Media
"That's what bothers me the most I mean thankfully we've seen a bevy of whistleblowers come forward Patriots and I'm honored to be considered some of them Friends But the management of the FBI Leo this would stop quickly if Christopher wray or someone would come out Now you and I are personal friends with the president when I name dropping it's just true I mean I don't have coffee with him but we know him pretty well And you remember in the Trump administration Leo the silliest things like we're going to enforce a border wall and we're going to move some monies over to pay for it They're like there are people in DHS are going to resign in protest Yet you've got this targeting of people in a supposed constitutional republic based on their political beliefs And Leo how many threatened resignations have you heard about I've heard about zero not a single one None because the ends you're a serious three component You got the democratic left wing extremist wackos You got now the politicalization the weaponization of the Department of Justice and the FBI And let's not forget there The left wing media the left wing media But for your show Fox some outlet the left wing media provides the protection And there's no payback There's no attacking what they're doing They're basically have compromised an institution like law enforcement like the FBI Department of Justice Now they have compromised it and the FBI have basically with the permission of the left wing media they're protected They're absolutely protected by the left wing media And even with Dan I'll tell you right now it's just not management And these FBI agents are compromised in a way Right They got to be turned to women after going to tell the truth or they're going to worry about their retirement Their pension Their family So they're compromised And it's not just management They're some of the Reagan follower compromise as well
Roger Schulman: What Is a Storm Surge?
"Storm surge is what is so peculiar to me because people think about heavy winds, people think about torrential downpours, but explain what a storm surge means. The emergency managers say that's what will kill you because it will come. It'll be a wall of water that will just come and devastate. It suddenly you will have 8 feet of water, ten feet of water in your house. Humans are at a maximum of about 6, maybe 6 and a half feet tall. Think about it. If you are sitting in your chair in front of your television, you would have 5 feet of water above your head with this storm surge, it is a major incursion of water pushed by a hurricane and it kills people. It's very, very dangerous. You
Consumers gaining confidence as gas prices slide
"U.S. consumers are signaling growing confidence in the economy a day after a sell off on Wall Street put major indexes into a bear market the conference board's consumer confidence report for September suggests rising confidence for the second month in a row driven by falling gas prices and a strong labor market The index rose to 108 from one O 3.6 in August The back to back increases follow three months of declines as Americans felt the pinch of rising prices this summer but while inflation is still concerning triple-A reports the average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. has fallen to $3 and 75 cents Lynn Franco senior director of economic indicators at the conference board says the improvement may bode well for consumer spending in the final months of 2022
The Lessons of History Spell Biden's Downfall Says Byron York
"Sometimes the best question when it's as complicated a situation, it's just what's top of your mind right now. What do you think is going on? Well, the thing I'm thinking about right now is midterms and the lessons of history, whether lessons of history work until they don't. And the reason I was thinking about this, you've been talking about this ABC Washington Post poll. Right. It's done by Langer research. And they included a note in their analysis that went along with the poll. And it was about the midterms and Joe Biden. Now, the poll shows that Joe Biden is dragging his party down. Java approval rating 39%, just 35% of Democrats said they wanted to run in 2024. So the analysis says each election has its own dynamic. That's the CYA sentence there. But in midterm elections since 1946, when a president has had more than 50% job approval, his party lost an average of 14 seat that's even when they're above 50%, they tend to lose a number of seats. When the president's approval rating has been less than 50% as Biden's is by a considerable margin now, his party has lost an average of 37 seats. Now the argument for Democrats right now is that our condition today is just so different that this historical lesson does not apply. My feeling is that it probably does. On the other hand, I do remember, as I'm sure you do, the blue wall, which was this group of states that had voted Democrat for president in all 6 elections between 1992 and 2012. And the idea was that in 2016, with Donald Trump running, they would vote Democrat again, like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. And they didn't.
Are Polls Light on Republican Numbers Vs a Beleaguered White House?
"You just some headlines why I think The White House is believed. Remember voting has begun America in Minnesota and Virginia. I believe a few other places Dow industrials fall into bear market. Blue chip index declines 330 points at 5th straight day down, CBI, White House plan to relieve student loan debt costs 400 billion. That is a Washington Post. It's repeated in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal 400 billion, 400 billion, 400 billion. So inflation, they're just throwing 400 billion onto the fire. You know, David, I understand that the average of the polls appealed to some. But they had a Trafalgar without last night saying they still, we still pulling still did not get the Trump voter. They do not get rural Americans. They don't participate. I think these numbers are low for Republican turnout. And if I'm right, just indulge me. What's that mean if the pollsters are undercutting Republicans at this point? Well, look, the pollsters are under county Republicans, obviously, it's going to be a very good day versus just a good day for Republicans, right? I mean, if they're undercounting Republicans, then we could still be in a massive wage scenario. What I would caution about the undercounting of Republicans, which has been a thing in 2016 and in some polls in 2020, is this the 2018 midterm election polling was pretty darn good and pretty accurate. It showed us Republicans we're going to gain a couple of Senate seats on net, but also lose a couple of Senate seats. It showed us the Democrats were going to gain about 40 or so House seats and they did. And so some of this is a Trump phenomenon thing when Trump is on the ballot. But even in 20 with some massive polling misfires, it still showed us accurately that Arizona and Georgia were competitive competitive in a way they had not been previously. And even when you look at the 2016 polling, the underlying polling for House races in that cycle was all correct, which is why some people were able to understand that there was a good possibility Trump was going to win even when a lot of people didn't think he wouldn't. So sometimes they were pulling misfires that's something to consider. I think sometimes people lean on that too much when trying to game out. In other words, predict what's going to happen several weeks from now.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
"Secretary of State Anthony blinken and his counterpart from Pakistan have discussed relations and recent devastating flooding I Norman hall Secretary of State Antony Blinken met at the State Department with his Pakistani counterpart billa wall Bhutto zadari besides 75 years of relations the two leaders also discussed cataclysmic flooding a third of Pakistan remains submerged from being inundated most of the summer We have experienced a climate catastrophe Of biblical apocalyptic proportions It rained and rained and rained and rained and rained from mid June Till the end of August secretary blinken says the U.S. immediate response so far tops $50 million and 17 plain loads of emergency supplies including food and tarps Norman hall Washington
The Global Red Wave Is Coming
"Some good news to share. There is a global red wave that is brewing first that happened in Sweden, and that happened in some of the parliamentary elections in France. And now it is manifested in the beautiful and the wonderful country of Italy. There's something happening that is broad and that is far reaching. That is a direct threat to the great reset. That Klaus Schwab in the World Economic Forum, the masters of the universe from Davos have been trying to dictate upon the American people. You see, what's happening here is very profound. A global awakening is spreading across continents against the very people that have been inflicting so much pain on every day citizens across the west. And we're going to see again in Brazil, whether or not this theme continues. Hopefully Brazil reelects Bolsonaro. What we saw this last weekend is what many people in the media are saying is a shocking victory for a party, a parliamentary coalition, a woman by the name of Georgia, maloney. She runs a party that is now being smeared and maligned by the entire western press as fascist and as right wing. In fact, front page of The Wall Street Journal, Italy's right wing coalition on track to win election, front page of The Wall Street Journal. Many people in the media are comparing her to Benito Mussolini. They say, this is Mussolini's party, which I always find to be hilarious. Because the left and the media, they're such big fans of democracy, whatever that word means, totally misrepresented. We're not a democracy. We are a republic, but Italy is truly a democracy much more than we are. But they're big fans of democracy until the people elect the right wing government that is fascist. We have to shut them down they're not actually fans of consent to the governed or representative government. No, instead, they're fans of top down control of totalitarianism of despotism and the shrinking of the voice of the commoner of the everyday man of the
Who's Hiding Footage of Successful Black America?
"Hiding footage of black Wall Street of successful black America? Why would people hide that footage chat that you opened your movie with? Well, it's not so much that they're hiding it, is that they're ignoring it. The mainstream media, unfortunately, a mainstream historians and our public school system. It's really comes down to what do they emphasize. They emphasize struggle. They emphasize oppression when it comes to black people because they want to communicate this narrative that we are oppressed and downstream of that being bitter downstream of that being anger or angered or enraged is the demand for policy. And so they want to push policy, socialist egalitarian esque policy is really their end goal. Stalin famously said if I can take your history, I can take your country and that's exactly what they've done with this black success that our great grandfathers and great grandmothers enjoyed. They were patriots. We found hours of footage of black southerners having 4th of July parades marching down to the street with their American flags. These were people who loved their country and they loved their God, and they loved their communities. And so if we can be blinded from that as American youth as black American youth and the story that we're constantly being told is that this country hates us, it's always hated us. That's why you're in African hyphen American. Then we can begin to usher in some kind of egalitarian policy that will make life better for all people. And
Why Does NO ONE Remember Black Wall Street? Larry Elder Explains
"Here's the big question. Now, it's a surprise to me because I didn't grow up in the 1930s in Harlow. I don't know what black Wall Street is, but how the hell did they manage to deep 6 this memory from black America? How do they manage to allow black Americans to just burn the hard drive of the prosperity? They lived in. It's a great question. You know, I was watching the Super Bowl last year. And there was a commercial Citigroup commercial. And black guys walking down the hall and he's talking about the Tulsa massacre of 1921. What he didn't tell you and what we explore in Uncle Tom two is that that area that became known as black Wall Street after it got rebuilt was we built within a matter of a few years bigger and better than before without a dime of government money. So the idea that there was some prosperity until the white man big footed everything and then we were back to slavery down the line. And it wasn't, as I said, even called black Wall Street until after it was rebuilt better than ever.
Tens of thousands gather to pray at Jerusalem's Western Wall, monks offer Buddhist prayers for Queeen Elizabeth, and the Unification Church promises reforms.
"In this week's religion roundup tens of thousands gather to pray a Jerusalem's Western Wall Monks offer Buddhist prayers for Queen Elizabeth and the unification church promises reforms More than 35,000 Jewish worshippers prayed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem early Friday ahead of the Jewish high holidays The penitential prayers at Judaism's holiest site took place ahead of the Jewish new year rosh hashanah that begins at sundown on Sunday September 25th Thousands of Israelis are expected to visit Jerusalem in the coming weeks for the holiday Jews revere the Western Wall The holiest site where Jews can pray as a remnant of the biblical temple that stood in antiquity Israel's minister in charge of police said authorities would not limit Jewish visits to the contested Jerusalem holy site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound Visitations and prayers by hardline Jewish radicals at the site have triggered previous rounds of violence between Israel and Palestinians Buddhist flags held a special prayer session in a Kathmandu monastery Monday to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II Britain laid Elizabeth to rest at a state funeral that drew presidents and kings princes and prime ministers In London up to a million people lined the streets to say a final goodbye to a monarch whose 70 year reign defined an age The unification church whose close ties with Japan's governing party emerged after the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe has acknowledged it accepted excessive donations from the suspect's mother Abe was shot to death during an outdoor campaign speech in July The suspect has reportedly said his mother's donations bankrupted his family and ruined his life Japan's current prime minister is under fire over his handling of the church controversy and for pushing a state funeral for Abe I'm Walter ratliff
"walls" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"It's very weird. In addition, the prosecutor player effectively has these cards that the term in a very loose sense of what the trial is about and has some like, you know, text to breathe out, which effectively gives you an idea of how the court trial is progressing. So, you know, you've got a lot of different things here. You've got an element where one player is sort of reading out little story bits here and there and controlling the game a little bit. You've got other people trying to achieve fairly nebulous goals. You know, some of my things I had to do in the game we played was, you know, have lots of jurors flipping at the end, like going from rethink that they're going to do this, but something else. And it's quite tricky to it's quite an abstract exercise in trolling work out how you're going to achieve that, right? It's not like necessarily a game where you feel like you have a ton of agency all the time. You're drawing these cards and the cards do things. But it doesn't feel like there was that much strategy and control. But at the same time, this mechanic of having these little disks that slide onto these plastic ledgers and then get pushed off. So a lot more control than less random than I was expecting. I was kind of hoping something that felt a little bit like what's going to happen. But actually, you know, you always kind of knew what was going to happen when you added another token. You know, it was like, that one's going to go off the edge. To me, I felt like the problem with that aspect of the game was that there wasn't enough sort of substantial narrative to sort of justify that kind of mechanical fuzziness, right? It doesn't feel like there's enough sort of like strategy or enough gameplay that is there. You can't really suss out what other people's goals are..
"walls" Discussed on WTOP
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"walls" Discussed on Shutters Inc
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"walls" Discussed on Shutters Inc
"Aw do my the taught so whatever. Well y- y. Agnes if you end result still is an interesting process. Didn't make it interesting. Not what. I did black nevada meat in the laundry and my mom and dad's has i was a kid yet. I just adding a bit of sepia tone didn't turn into liz. Crap fighters bradfo actually totally closer to what s boss admire. All these people's ability this stuff it'll never thrill me look at the results. My god look at that. That is really interesting thing. And that's why i like stuff like lynn's babies pretentious it'll toll. They can bend change but the results unpredictable and interesting and different. The result shows as the world the way that we didn't see that this tool and that's kinda cool even those people who cut at stripes and put them on their lenses to make the boca different shapes is to interesting people who get who get Yeah a prism and put it across the bottom corner. They're frame and this bizarre light. That's interesting because lee to leave his unique. I mean someone else can do the same technique but they never going to get the same result and even even with using that to make a further still good the federal still. No good but if it's good to be this this lodge for brilliant if it. Maybe maybe doug showers you picasso monet manet moumouni then these people put at the sketches and said this is you white white saw. The crap out of this for two months is going to look on the awesome white saw. This for ten dollars is a lot that they showed the finished work..
"walls" Discussed on Shutters Inc
"Yep that japan is particularly close to us and the just the right spot. Can they be be saying yes. I thought that was pretty cold. That this still discoveries. Abbott has always amazed me the most in astronomy at the comet hunters. Okay yet they unease appear but oculus. Wow and they go at not after and stare at one pile of the sky and they've memorized every single saw what and its position agai at they will notice the second. Somethings that shouldn't be. Wow and then rushing. Pick up the telephone. Coal comic quarters c. h. q. And reporter and if the first dean they get to name it. Oh wow of one hour window with an hour. They both get to nine. But if no closing with the hour then it's yours. Well you often hear of Commerce with two names as because to people in different parts of the world stevenson binoculars taty piled the sky as seeing this incredibly fighting. Object within an hour of each other one called up is quite quite a standing So those ability to memorize spice. I'm shooting specialize in certain areas comments more because the way the solar system works. They're gonna come through a particular pilot. Scott that come from any all price so member ours that that zone or just quite incredible only doing it with binoculars which is not a particularly powerful mechanism. When you go up how you don't want power house your enemy because you zooming onto small you. You need wides said usually is he or one hundred mil but offers one hundred. Twenty five mil spicy. Get big chunky. Things said they're big line gathering capacity as we find stuff and And using by has been using one because it gives you don't striding the oscars you better build up vision. That's just like you wanna fed him wide field of view. So you know. Madonna which is why if you ever get a great comet. Come to town to view the telescope to look at it. You want but doctors busy louis. C. mortals or better yet this to object but it gets if it gets good enough as to begin. Object tells scott to say properly fuel of us too small though but i think there's one gothic the record comet hunter s. fourteen or fifteen comets. Wow is locked. The time these people would put in there and as a whole the whole field of amateur amateur science so between that and the search for city can do that yourself as well as the city search for extraterrestrial intelligence yourself computer programs you can download and you'd listen to what they recording and trump fallen stuff so you can be voted project to which is conduct. Computer buys a i. It's it when it's not using is full. Rabbit spent some time just scanning what's being previously by. The which is why the is not a normalise. Bit of non-photographic science talk that i saw nick. Jogging neo could hear a kickstarter project by headline fjord of taking pictures. Which i think was supposed to be at play on board on fearing faster controls now and yeah. I phone rose involves. These admits it gets another iphone. Case case with all sorts of billy dolls and insensitive chateau buttons all sorts of cool stuff to make it shooting till.
"walls" Discussed on The Sill - Perspectives on Art
"You're listening to the still podcast with peter. Noce and harry posner an episode one hundred fifty five walls of bias blinding truth. Come on in eat. join the conversation. This is the first podcast in our fifth. Year muscle tov. Technically it's monday. That was the day that we actually recorded on july tenth 2017. So it'll be four years monday if you wanna pick today or tomorrow if you pick the date right walls of bias blinding truth so the question really at hand is i mean. It's obvious people know what bias means. Somebody says oh they're biased. They have an agenda or they're showing favouritism. People understand that. That's happening everywhere. And that their walls that stand between people who have different biases wrote and we all have them and we all have them so the question really is and you see the results of deepened bias. While you saw an election down south in the us and you still see the divide there as being huge you see in social media in people conversing about cove it or any controversial issue at all people's biases come out and people start to accuse each other of having bias in and then walls rise up between us so the question is can we in if we can. What do we do to break down. Those walls stop them from growing between us be aware of our bias etcetera etcetera etcetera What would you say about. Let me ask you this. Are you aware of your biases. Well i'm aware that i have them. I'm not sure how. Accurately i could analyze myself in terms of what my bias czar but certainly i bias is because by to me are warmed over a lifetime. It's not just one particular incident or one particular scenario right. I think biases earn accumulation of many many factors everything from your upbringing to your personal experiences. Even your culture of course. You're rooting for italy in the euro cup. It's happened right. That's a cultural bias. Natural cultural bias raised to go. Vw so yeah so their natural biopsies that are not bad by season. I mean insensitive. There's nothing bad about rooting for a team. From a country you grew up in. I don't think a bias by name is necessarily negative. It's what you do with the bias that can become negative if you become soli ingrained in your bias. And you're incapable of changing your opinion or incapable of listening to something this contrary to would you believe right and be able to discuss it or formulate. Perhaps a different opinion based on the results of that discussion to me unbiased becomes a problem right. Well i mean there's natural bias cultural then there's bias that is kind of artificially created by a different aspects of the culture. Where in whether it's the media or entertainment industry political discourse that convinces us of a certain ideological bent. We start to fall into camps. Yup to me this whole notion of you've heard of identity politics. Yes the idea being that we identify with some aspect of our human nature whether it's gender or ethnicity or ideology religion. What have you know persuasion. Yeah we identify with that to such a degree that we look through the world through that lens all the time. So there's built in now bias that we've cultivated and has been cultivated in us. That were a lot of the time unaware of and we're made to be aware of it. We kind of take offense which to me seriously. As i mentioned earlier. It's a problem a serious problem. Not i said this over a year ago when we were talking about kobe at its inception. But i thought that eventually if this thing sustained and it has were well past a year and it's still going on that i foresaw the biggest problem being how we dealt with each other more so than culbert itself and for me right now. This is what i see happening. Not only are we in divided caps. We're having great difficulty looking into each other's camps and trying to discuss this thing not from as we're talking about now from a strong bias position but understanding to be more centric bent to be an ideological position right in other words we're in hearing you saying is depending upon the issue whether it's world peace. Climate change abortion cova. Did we need to be able to nick. The right choices no matter what angle. They're coming from so one issue. Maybe i need to be a right winger in my approach in from another issue. Maybe i need to be on the far left in terms of how they would approach it. The issue itself demands the response. Not my bias. Exactly on both sides need to do that. And i can speak from personal experience here because i've experienced something in recent months that i didn't think that i would get to for example. I was far more neutral on the whole question of kobe. Say six months ago a year ago in terms of what's happening where it's going howard dealing with it but the more this has gone on in recent weeks especially i would say that i have become more right in my view right wing. Conservative side effects. Okay i believe. The things are being exaggerated. And i think there's too much fearmongering for example. Look we don't all know what we're dealing with here. And the people who are honest enough to admit including the experts are raising a lot of questions and uncertainty but to me. now there's position is being taken by the. Let's just call it. What it is the pro vaccination side to me. It's not that it's pro or against for me. There's a definite prejudice poured. The other side is very palpable. Yeah and so to me. it's no longer. Do we agree. We disagree due respect. One another's opinions is more like if you're not on board with this. You're not with us kind of thing. And it's been exacerbated. Further for me what i perceive as almost a form of bribery excessiveness in terms of offering children. Ice cream for a vaccine or having lotteries. Vaccinations right. it's become cartoonish young. That's a good way putting it's a caricature. Do we have to stoop to these levels. Yeah if this thing was so bad why would you have to persuade people. In course them so much to be protected exactly driving a wedge even further. Because if we come into this without that we can discuss and we can agree to disagree and then work it out from there. Don't call each other names neither side. I'm saying this. With equal weight to both sides. The people who are pro should not be making fun of the people who are against and vice versa in my opinion but hang on. What if the people who are pro feel very strongly that the people who are against our danger to society because of their position shouldn't then.
"walls" Discussed on Christ United Methodist Church - Plano, TX
"Give me the creeps. And i kind of got my hackles up. Oh you into civil war fun fact friends. Gosh oh here we go. I've been several. And i play a man and it's definitely the nerdy as part of me and i'm shocked and appalled sharing this but i seen the pictures you put them link in the show notes. I will say that my husband makes a very attractive soldier. Oh benda's to well. He did it so that i would shut up. Yes my father-in-law used to be a civil war reenactor and he would go to schools and show the gear and whatnot. And there's one day. I was like i really want to do this. And he was like haha. And i was like no i really do. And he went okay and ben has to do it to ben was like. Oh god did but yeah. My husband makes very attractive soldier. I do not make a very attractive man. Let's say i'm except for. She was like at least a pretty looking man. I was just a no. It was bad. I look at myself. I was like attracted to me. We're a woman a woman. Did you get some mustache going. I just didn't know makeup. But then i took dirt and rubbed it on my face and try and make me look a little more grizzled but instead i just looked like a woman that needed to wash her face and had really big probably looked like a chimney sweep that got lost alma. Yeah it was wearing. I was wearing guns old. Because ben was an extra in the movie. American outlaws and my father-in-law was also in it. They played confederate soldiers..
"walls" Discussed on Horror Fictional and True Stories
"Get more and more desperate. The private residencies of common citizens becomes a breeding ground for potential donation controlled. Dawson's end catholic. Place clues allows us to keep just beyond the detection of the authorities and keep us from getting call despite what you may think of me dear listener. I'm sure deep down. You approve my actions after all this largely benefits you as his true that i began this deal under selfish intense and i believe if anyone's life was in jeopardy. They go down the same road i did. I never really planned on conveying this information to anyone let alone a total stranger. But.
"walls" Discussed on Horror Fictional and True Stories
"As he began to leave his room. There was no one to stop him down either side of the hallway. Well there were patients however he strode down the whole wiping blood. All over the white sterile. He walked into the room of a young girl. She was dying a cancer patient however she was on the road to recovery. At least according to the clipboard feeds he led out. It's as he walks up to her and gently touched cheek child. He whispered rubbing his blood soaked thumb along skin. God we'll take you i promise. He turned to the saline drip. Iv that led to the crease of how he pulled the tube from the bag began to let his wrist drip into it. He then reinserted that. You suddenly the little girls. I snapped open. Her mouth widened. When she stood up she choked and then who arrived. Her hands clawed the sheets and her legs crams then. Her eyes were melting tongue boiling in her mouth. The stench of bent flesh filled the air he watched as his skin blackened and teeth char and then it's still. He turned trotted down the hall. The next room there was a man that had been in a car accident. He placed the blood into his. Iv and left without waiting for the man's reaction and then another young boy. Maybe about the age of ten. He had been beaten to a pulp however as the angel near he shrank away he shook as he stat up of the leading the angel. Tenders head and smile. His skin receipted from his teeth which were file. His eyes were silva and his wrists and hands smeared with blocked. The boys breath hitch the monster beside the boys bed. He smiled gone. A thin line was all that he could see a few minutes past and the boy began to come. You took a deep breath and relaxed. Almost like they had just become friends. The angel leaned over the boy who didn't withdraw. His silver is will hollow ring with the goi however did not win and then suddenly the angel down on the boy's face a sickening crunch of the boy's skull sounded the boy that out of scree he cried and tried in vain to shove him off his body however his hands were restrained as the angel nor on face. The skin was slowly torn from his head and his eyes were pulled from the songs ins he solved. The flesh was torn from his mouth. The angel jerk back swallowing the boys flesh and one girl as he pulled back from his work. He examined flesh. Hung up the boys joel and he was still alive crying. His voice was feeble as he cried. The angel released his wrists the boy hyperventilating from his lack of a face and he turned to the side his half falling onto a sticky red skull and then he was gone happily. The angels skipped down the whole. He's made blood all over the walls as he did in his weight he left crying and screaming men and women. His veins will all over the floor as he cackled but suddenly he felt weak lightheaded and don he stumbled to a halt is to all know. God was restricting him. But why why was god holding him back. So he couldn't deliver the souls onto him. He slid down the wall smearing blood on his back. His veins bubbled. There was tearing shoulder and he let out a number of deafening scree. God was tearing away his wing. The pain was too much. The angel thrashed a wet thought sounded. The angel turned his head. He could see outlined in ray his left wing then disappear into dust. The angel was now hume his mutilated drain of his li- he began to love to cackle. His vision was leaving him however so was the pain. His grin split his lips and tour of his throats laughing. God made him human however he was still angel. He laughed himself screaming into the night of his angel heritage of his relation to his brothers. Gabriel and michael newspaper reports new york. August twenty four in the west and ania hospital. Six bodies were found. Police say the bodies were all burnt from the inside all the victims except one had red liquid inside the iv drips however there are no clear signs of the two of the bodies were of children. One was a boy with his face ripped from his skull. Police say he died. After the fact the sixth body was that of a young boy whose identity is still to be determined upon closer inspection. It seemed he was the cause of the red liquid. his veins were ripped up beside the place he lay. There was a detailed outline of what looked to be an angel with dust in the middle on the wall beside the boy. Ridden in the boys blood was a message. Oh hail the mighty.
"walls" Discussed on Horror Fictional and True Stories
"When the lights. In the cardo flickered all scared me half to death. I decided the lights in the other room was somehow connected to the hallway lice. And that just been some kind of delay. I moved down the corridor and further into the hospital. I saw a few doc empty rooms on the way they were a few creeks and some little noises. But i was setting that they would just building expanding in the afternoon. He what was strange was it. The corridor just went on like this for an impossibly long distance. I was sure that it should reached the end by now. I turn back to see how far i had come. Some six doors down was the room. I'd entered the same emergency exit. That's when i had enough. I went back to the room but it wasn't the same room. There was blood smeared all over the wall. As if someone i painted it with. The light seemed to have no so. I lost around for the window. There were none. I couldn't understand the room had been just minutes ago. I stumbled out of the room and her door. Further along the corridor slam. I slowly time on the look behind me. Nothing that hannah grit me and i ran from the blood drenched room trying to find a way out of the hospital. I ran and ran and got nowhere for a very long time. After sprinting for what could have been minutes or hours. I stopped leaned against the wall. Took a breath and managed to calm myself down. That must be some sort of reasonable explanation for this. Maybe it took a turn without realizing. I thought to myself. Suddenly there were series of loud groans and creeks behind to my rights. There was a new corridor. I walked over and investigated. It's my more than ten meters away was a spiral staircase. It occurred to me. That spiral staircases on usually found in hospital. But with all the other way at crap going home i wasn't going to question it. I went over twits to check. Stabilized was i shook the handrail seem studying. The whole thing seemed to of some sort of black metal. I.
"walls" Discussed on Down To Folk
"March of twenty twenty restoration of the clock tower. To begin in may and then a little thing called the corona virus hit but until recently. No one actually knew why the project stopped before that. You may not know the buyer's name or the person who's ambitious dream. This was but you know who he is. The person that purchased the old city hall was the first person in the united states in february of two thousand and twenty to be infected with the coronavirus. everything came to a screeching halt occasional. Fire alarms going off for no reason and our story ends with the last occurrence to happen. The old city hall in tacoma washington as twenty twenty came to a close and twenty twenty one entered this world at exactly midnight in tacoma washington. The bells on the clock tower rang. They rang in the new year for the first time in sixty years for the first time in sixty years the clock tower bells rang in the new year even though renovations never started to restore the bell. The bells weren't even there they'd been shipped to baltimore to be recast by the original manufacturer. Now we're knows how it happened. No one can explain it and we may never know by what we do. Now is the tacoma. Old city hall is a cursed place in someone or something is inside and does not want to be disturbed. Do you hear that. It's the sound of zach pagans booking the next flight to washington state. Also if you listen closely you can hear ariel questioning. Her decision to have chad. Join her on this project or maybe she's just patiently waiting to tell us another story. I choose to believe it's the former in any case there he'll take it and us away..
"walls" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"So I don't feel qualified to adjudicate which of these historical interpretations for Hadrian's wall in particular is correct which is which was the real main purpose of the construction. But I do think it's clear that very often barrier walls all throughout history are presented as simple intended function but in fact the their complex and they may serve many purposes other than the explicitly announced one often symbolic or psychological purposes right and whatever in even if they don't have the the symbolism in mind like overtly in mind when they are designed and built. They'll often take on this symbolic power as well. I can't help but think of some of the more modern examples of walls. You know stuff that we can. We can relate to Louisville to through modern culture for instance the Berlin Wall being a primary example of that. Well I mean think of the power of like how come the fall of of Soviet or communist rule in Europe is is put into a single image in the crushing in destruction of the Berlin Wall. You know that one day This is clearly such a powerful image for people and it's all there on that one wall. Oh Yes plus all those wonderful images of says if the intense Graffiti creativity that went into the one side of the wall versus the starkness That one counted on the other and it does feel that it was it was largely created With that symbolic power in mind. Though the idea I mean not. The artistic flourishes that were added to one side but just the idea that here is a thing to represent the division. Here's the thing to To drive home the division while also functionally separating people's but then of course we shouldn't forget that this wall was quite literally. I think meant to be effective at preventing transit at least especially one way definitely had if I had a functional purpose I mean it was manned and guarded with lethal force. Yes speaking of which another Barrier that comes to mind is the Korean militarized zone or the DMZ Which Of course Snakes across the width of the Korean Peninsula creating this one hundred sixty mile long two and a half mile wide buffer zone between north and South Korea another barrier a border that is Frequently in the news another Another one that dolphin comes up. Is the West Bank barrier this one currently runs along the nineteen forty nine armistice agreement line or the Green Line that separates Israel from the territories of the West Bank and another one. That is A I've seen making the news recently. is are the peace lines or the peace walls these are separation barriers built in Northern Ireland separate Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods intended to minimize violence between the two groups especially during the troubles from one thousand nine hundred sixty two nine hundred ninety eight. But they're they're still standing. You'll see them mostly in Belfast. But there of course is In on the subject of of Brexit. There's been a lot of concern over this. Because currently you have a what a soft border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and if If in the case of a what a hard Brexit You have the potential for that to be a hard Border Again Not necessarily a wall in the strictest sense of the words but When we're talking about the channeling of commerce and the controlling of commerce and so forth It is it is essentially the wall and everything but form and that sounds like a nasty echo of the past. Yeah and but you know certainly speaking to walls like the peace walls that that still stand you know like they are a constant reminder of what has come before and what to to you know to some extent still resonates within the culture. And what could come again? You know I mean. Walls are potent reminders. Potent SYMBOLS OF DIVISION. Yeah end up very often perceived to be symbols of oppression. Yeah I mean. Certainly that's the case. If one is trapped within walls if you were within the walls of a prison cell or a prison ground you you can feel the force of those walls and likewise it's communicating something else to the people on the outside right thing Those that we have deemed appropriate. To incarcerate are are safely search. Set aside from you they are. They are walled off within this prison. Again back to the symbolic psychological power that these barriers so often serve so we only mentioned a few walls. Obviously there are a number of other historic walls with note a number of other walls that are currently used In today's world I I hope coming out of this episode and sort of trying to deconstruct. What a wall is what it does and what it doesn't do what it depends on all these other things for That it will force us to. Maybe you know. Think twice. Think three times if we need to The next time any of these barriers comes up in conversation in the news cycle Certainly we can think about the nature of walls in discussions of proposed future walls Again the wall is something that is so universal it is easy to just not think about it did not think about what it is and what it is supposed to do a wall something so simple inform it almost asks to be taken very much at face value but given what we know about history we. We should do exactly the opposite. I mean you shouldn't just take it at face value. It's actually a this almost kind of magical talismanic kind of thing. Yeah really coming back around to the idea of Of A wall as a kind of magical spell you know. We mentioned game of thrones but we really didn't get into fictional walls much at all but when we looked to literature films music their walls pop up quite frequently. I mean one. Key EXAMPLE BEING PINK. Floyd's a treatment of the wall Intel a lot about a person by what pink floyd they like best. Do they like the like dark screaming Depressing like the wall and And Animals Kinda Pink Floyd or do they like the Classic Rock Radio Dark Side of the moon kind of pink floyd or do they liked PSYCHEDELIC freakout Stran- dominate campaign. That's like that's basically the three kinds of humans. No it's not that's right. It would have to be at least a fourth category for people who don't like Pink Floyd. Yeah and maybe there's another category for people who just like the song. The warrior shooting at the walls heart heartache. Yes shooting out. Yeah they know what that is my favorite the Walsall. Absolutely all right. Well now. It's time for us to stop As well obviously we'd love to hear from everybody out there your experience with with wall some of your favorite examples from history and modern times your favorite examples from From Film Literature and Music. All of that is fair game You can find US online. The mothership for this particular podcast is invention pod dot com. That's where you'll find all the episodes of the show that we've put out so far as well as a few wings out to social media and if you if you want to support the show I would say the best thing he can do is to rate and review invention wherever you have the power to do so and make sure that you've subscribed big thanks to Scott Benjamin for research assistance on this episode and do our excellent audio producer Tari Harrison..
"walls" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"It doesn't do what it depends on all these other things for that it will force us to. Maybe you know, think twice, think three times. If we need to the next time. Any of these barriers comes up. In conversation in the news cycle certainly we can think about the nature of walls in discussions of proposed future walls again. The Wall is something that is so universal. It is easy to just not think about it did not think about what it is, and what it is supposed to do. A wall something so simple inform it almost asks to be taken very much at face value but given. Given what we know about history, we, we should do exactly the opposite. I mean you shouldn't just take it at face value. It's actually a this almost kind of magical talismanic kind of thing. Yeah, really coming back around to the idea of a of a wall is a kind of magical spell. You know we mentioned game of thrones, but we really didn't get into fictional walls much at all, but. When we looked to literature films music. Their walls pop up quite frequently. I mean one key example being pink. Floyd's treatment of the wall Intel a lot about a person by what pink floyd they like best. Do they like the like dark screaming depressing like the wall and and animals Kinda, pink floyd or do they like the Classic Rock Radio Dark Side of the Moon, kind of pink floyd or do they liked psychedelic freakout Strana dominate campaign. That's like that's basically the three kinds of humans. No, it's not that's right. It would have to be at least a fourth category for people who don't like Pink Floyd. Yeah, and maybe there's another category for people who just like the song the warrior. Shooting at the walls heart heartache. Yes, shooting out. Yeah, they know what that is. My favorite the Walsall absolutely all right well now it's time for us to stop as well. Obviously, we'd love to hear from everybody out there. your experience with with wall, some of your favorite examples from history and modern times your favorite examples from from film, Literature and Music. All of that is fair game you can find US online. The mothership for this particular podcast is invention. pod Dot Com. That's where you'll find all the episodes of the show that we've put out so far as well as a few wings out to social media, and if you, if you want to support the show I would say the best thing he can do is to rate and review invention wherever you have the power to do so and make sure that you've subscribed big thanks to Scott. Benjamin for research assistance on this episode and do are excellent audio producer Tari Harrison..
"walls" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"I was reading an article from last year about the research of an archaeologist named Louisa Campbell from the University of Glasgow and some colleagues of Hers who have found that the wall was also brightly painted in. It's time with yellow and red paints and decorated with all these bits of propagandistic sculpture to show the power of Rome and like there was a lot of emphasis on the use. Use of red paint, to show power and bloody nece, so that would again this applies to the Antonine wall, but would make it very much like a symbol a signalling mechanism now I don't know which of these hypotheses is correct, obviously, I'm not a historian of Roman Britain, but all of them seem at least somewhat plausible to me like the idea that okay did serve some military purpose in a defensive sense, but it also, or alternatively may have served a mainly like a fundraising traffic controlling functioned, get traders into one place where you could tax them or that. It was just a big make work project or that it was mainly about sin. And, as you mentioned a minute ago, the symbolism could wouldn't just be going one way right like symbolism could be aimed at the people within your territory of Control as well right. This is the this is the place. Where are our rule extends to, and and you are safe within these these walls. Yeah, like there there. There's definitely a lot of writing about historical walls. I know I've read one medieval historian talking about city walls in this context being about a sense of security, versus necessarily like truly fully effective security. Because what what do you need to happen in a city? You want there to be commerce. You want people coming in doing business trading. You know the to help. Make the city rich, and so a way to do that is to try to create a psychological effect and impression on people that this is a safe place to do. Business in wall could help do that. Yeah, and the idea that yes, the gates are open. Open, but we have control over the gates this. This place is closed off and yet open to whatever degree we needed to be. Yeah, and again so I don't feel qualified to adjudicate which of these historical interpretations for Hadrian's wall in particular, is correct, which is which was the real main purpose of the construction but I do think it's clear that very often barrier walls all throughout history are presented as successful intended function, but in fact, the their complex, and they may serve many purposes other than the explicitly announced one often symbolic or psychological purposes right and Whatever in even if they don't have the the symbolism in mind like overtly in mind when they are designed and built, they'll often take on this symbolic power as well. I can't help but think of some of the more modern examples of walls. You know stuff that we can. We can relate to Louisville to through modern culture for instance the Berlin Wall, being a primary example of that well I mean think of the power of like how come the fall of of Soviet or communist rule in Europe is is. Put into a single image in the crushing in destruction of the Berlin, Wall, you know that one day this is clearly such a powerful image for people, and it's all there on that one wall Oh. Yes, plus all those wonderful images of says if the. Intense graffiti creativity that went into the one side of the wall versus the. starkness of that one counted on the other, and it does feel that it was. It was largely a created with that symbolic power in mind though the idea. I mean not the artistic flourishes that were added to one side, but just the idea that here is a thing to represent the division. Here's the thing to to drive home the division while also functionally separating people's, but then, of course we shouldn't forget that. This wall was quite literally. I think meant to be effective at preventing transit at least especially one way. Definitely had if I had a functional purpose, I, mean it was manned and guarded with lethal force. Yes, speaking of which another barrier that comes to mind is the Korean militarized zone, or the DMZ which of course snakes across the width of the Korean Peninsula creating this hundred sixty mile long two and a half mile, wide buffer zone between North and south. Korea another barrier a border that is Frequently in the news, another another one that dolphin comes up is the West Bank barrier. this one currently runs along the nineteen forty nine armistice agreement line the Green Line that separates Israel from the territories of the West Bank and another one that is a I've seen making the news recently. is are the peace lines or the peace walls. These are separation barriers built in Northern Ireland, separate Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods intended to minimize violence between the two groups especially during the troubles from one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, two, nine, hundred, ninety eight, but they're. They're still standing. You'll see the mostly in Belfast. But there of course is In on the subject of of Brexit there's been a lot of concern over this. Because currently you have a what a soft boarder between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and if if in the case of what a hard Brexit, you've the potential for that to be a hard border again not necessarily a wall in the strictest sense of the words, but when we're talking about the channeling of commerce and the controlling of commerce. And so forth it is, it is essentially. The Wall in everything but form, and that sounds like a nasty echo of the past. Yeah, and but you know certainly speaking to walls like the peace walls that still stand you know like they are a constant reminder of what has come before, and what to to you know to. Some extent still resonates within the culture, and what could come again? You, know I. Mean Walls are potent reminders, potent symbols of division. Yeah, end up very often perceived to be symbols of oppression. Yeah! I mean certainly that's the case. If one is trapped within walls if you were within the walls of a prison cell or a prison ground. You, you can feel the force of those walls, and likewise it's communicating something else to the people on the outside right thing. those that we have deemed appropriate to incarcerate are are safely. Search set aside from you, they are. They are walled off within this prison again back to the symbolic ecological power that these barriers so often serve, so we only mentioned a few walls. Obviously, there are an their number of other historic walls with note, a number of other walls that are currently used in today's world. I I hope coming out of this episode and sort of trying to deconstruct what a wall is what it does and what?.
"walls" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Walls kind of the the initial precursor to these dominion walls to really drive home, the importance of walls here the interconnectedness between walls and and cities consider that the mandarin Chinese word for wall. Ching is also the word for city so. Changshi. More specifically means town in the great. Wall of China which were about to get into here is. Changing and they, the Chinese also had a a god of walls and Moats. Let's not forget that moats are very much in the same Geo engineering vein. Things like trenches and ditches. If a wall is a fake mountain mode is a fake river exactly to make kind of. Patients are so the name of this God was shing Wong and It's it's a bit complex. The the city God is sort of a representative spirit, a protective deity that looks after the city, but it also encompasses deified deceased city leaders that protect the city via the spirit realm, and they also represent the residents of the city in dealings with the King of the dead, so the king of the dead comes for residents who've of the city. He's like the immediate contact. That sort of thing is there a reason for that? You know why him well it. It gets kind of complicated history there because. An Cook with several phases to it on one hand. There's this idea of like veneration of an individual, those important to the people during their life and then it makes sense that their their spirit would sort of hang around and be important after death, part of the veneration of ancestors then also this the ends up being. Emphasized at different points by by by China, by Chinese rule is well okay now along these lines and Chinese traditions. There's more to a wall than mere physical construction. A wall is also kind of a spell. The keeps out evil forces in addition to say invaders, physical invaders mad, some northern barbarians. so yeah, let's talk a little bit about the Great Wall. Okay, so the original wall was built more than two thousand years ago. During the Chin Dynasty. Led by Emperor chin-shih, Wong who stepped away your mind, listeners may remember. We've devoted an entire episode not to his life, and his tomb, undisturbed tomb, yeah, which has been legendarily appointed with many fine booby traps, which we very much hope are real. We don't know yet. Possibly rivers of lead I believe or of Mercury area. We Marker yes. So anyway he was, he was an imposing figure. He united the seven Warring Kingdoms and there were these separate walls built by independent kingdoms that he then had linked together to protect against those marauders, those northern barbarians in the oldest parts of this wall system seemed to date back to the seventh century BC. Now hundreds of thousands of workers spent ten years. Working on this, we're talking prisoners. Political Enemies. Peasants then various dynasties would go on to work on it some more, but it wasn't until the rise of the Ming Dynasty in thirteen sixty eight that the Great Wall of China, as we know it. Today really was brought to full fruition. So, how great is this wall? Well, it's a reported length is widely disputed in ranges anywhere from. Fifteen. Hundred Miles or two, thousand, four hundred and fourteen kilometers to four, thousand, one, hundred, sixty three miles or sixty seven hundred. essentially the idea here is that can go from strength from the Gobi Desert to the LLC. But it it came about in installments right? Yeah, so it wasn't just one day. A great emperor decided to build the wall. They were like look. We have all these these existing walls. Let's stick together and also let's. Areas so there areas. They didn't know only add a link to it. They added double and triple walls in some places to reinforce what was already there and and that's why in some areas you have a wall that is thick enough to drive a car top if if if you wanted to and had permission to do so obviously. How do you get permission for that? Well, there's there's a whole system you have to go through. Their stingy with those permission imagine they are now. I think most people know this anti factoid at this point but as we've discussed on stuff to blow your mind before the that old trope that you can see the Great Wall of China from space, not true, not true I mean it's still very impressive. But, but no it. It is not visible from space. There are plenty of things that humans have made. That are visible from space, but the Great Wall of China's not really one of them now is looking at one interesting study about ancient, Chinese, construction methods specifically with with walls in ancient China and this is the many of them were built with a powerful mortaring material that was made with the secret ingredient of sticky rice. If you read about this. No, I'm not familiar with so I I came across this because our colleague Scott Benjamin linked to a piece on it but I was I was reading about this a little deeper and so basically. Here's the deal, so you've got mortar right mortar. It's the building material that use to help bond stones, bricks, or other hard elements together into a structure and mortar goes way back. You use a paste like. Like this, even it was used in the pyramids. now a common mortar used throughout history is lime or slaked lime. then slaked lime is limestone that has been heated to a high temperature and hydrated with water, but about fifteen hundred years ago, it seems that construction engineers in ancient China discovered a way to make this powerful and resilient, composite, inorganic, or Manic mortar by mixing slaked lime with soup or porridge based on sticky rice. Rice and together the slaked lime in the sticky rice soup make mortar that is much stronger than other known technologies, so there was a steady about this in two thousand and ten by way, young being John Jong, and Kingland Ma and it was called study of Sticky Rice Silimar mortar technology for the restoration of historical masonry construction in accounts of chemical research in two thousand, and the research identified the most important ingredient as a polysaccharide known. Known as Amyloid Pectin, which is an element of starch, which is of course, found in rice, but also in all kinds of starchy foods like potatoes and corn and stuff, and the authors write that win. They tested the sticky rice based mortar against more traditional lime only mortars. The sticky rice based. One quote has more stable. Physical Properties has greater mechanical strength and is more compatible, which makes it a suitable restoration mortar for ancient masonry. Until. They suggest we could even use this today..
"walls" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"To invention. My name is Robert Lamb. And I'm Joe McCormick. Today we're talking about an invention that it Certainly been in the news recently. we're talking about walls. Okay now. We're not a political show but Some of the statements on the nature of walls the purpose of walls the historical and modern effectiveness of walls. are unavoidable here and hopefully This is all going to be useful by the time. We finish this episode. You're going to have a deeper context regarding the nature of walls and what a wall is The next time you're Subjected to the news now I notice we've been on a tear recently of extremely ancient inventions. I think we did roads and then the wheel and now we're on walls. It's almost like we're just going further and further back in time and so I'm sure we'll get back to some Some more recent or high tech Gadget Soon Elliott biographies involved to more modern inventions. But I do really like doing this kind of thing. We're doing by like Looking at the most basic technologies that exist like the wheel and the wall. Because there's so many interesting ways to look at their you know their multi millennial legacy and impact on human culture and history. Now I'd say in addressing the wall we are going to be talking a little bit about a few interesting tidbits of Of Physical Construction. But this isn't going to be so much episode about like Wall materials and all that. Yeah obviously that is a very rich subject on its own. But I think we're GONNA be thinking more about the role that walls play geopolitical history. Yeah Yeah because certainly the history of walls is kind of the history of construction and engineering. Fine abroad since And And we have to be clear here too about how we're we're looking at walls Because there's a very good chance that if you're listening to show right now. You are either contained within walls or perhaps adjacent to a wall. Okay even if you're just driving down the road you know you're you can probably see some walls right now. Maybe you're forming part of a human wall maybe you're walking on top of a mile high wall. Yeah all these are possible and any any of us can build a crude wall out of sticks rocks etc with only the most basic engineering skill. Yeah and in a basic sense. I mean this is something that exists in nature. I mean why do we have the idea that certain types of animals and maybe some of our ancestors sought out caves for shelter. It's because they've got walls and a roof for these like they limit the The limit your exposure to the weather the roof especially but they also limit the number of access points through which other animals could reach you exactly so we're largely going to talk about walls barriers around cities and then more to the point as freestanding divisions in this. We really need to think of them. I believe is a sort of of Geo Engineering Project You know it's easier to see this. In walls that are created using elements from the natural surroundings. Say a wooden fence or a beautiful mosque covered. Stonewall Ireland something that would really looks good on a calendar less obvious when you behold something like say the Great Wall of China or the the peace lines peace walls of Ireland door the Berlin Wall. Something of this nature but a wall essentially seeks to do. What the environment does naturally? It's a sheer vertical rise in elevation manufacture to impose a particular cultural political or personal domain. You well you can just imagine somebody so you know a far side cartoon caveman thinking you. I wish my property were on top of a mountain to keep my enemies away. We'll boom here's how a wall works now. You have a mountain or something that functions like a mountain creating vertical obstacle between your stuff and somebody else's stuff but are multiple different ways to think about the idea of a wall as protection and this will come out when we talk about the more macroscopic wall projects throughout history As we go on because there's one type of being protected in walls that's literally like I need a barrier to keep people from coming in and stealing all my type things or to keep a lion from coming in grabbing me while I'm asleep but on the other hand you've also got the type of protection. That is the psychological sense of privacy right. The Wall is a barrier. That people can't see through that allows you to feel like you are not constantly being say observed by your neighbors. Yeah like a privacy. Fence ones backyard. We tend not to think of them as walls of would I would erect walls of wood between me and my so-called neighbors. Not Privacy Fence. You know just in case you want to. You know walk around shirtless in your backyard. Which you should at your backyard do what you want or you don't want people stealing your genius invention that you're building back there exactly. So as stated earlier prehistoric times before walls they required. Humans depend on naturally occurring barriers. You know Where can one position themselves? So that their best protected from the elements predators enemies etcetera and these. These could be any number of things right in addition to Vertical changes in elevation rivers ponds streams swampy areas etc. And of course early humans and the calls were nomadic There was nothing to be gained in the creation of heavy duty bearers. Because you were always were at least cyclically on the move you had no cities you had no domesticated herds or crop fields and needed to be cut off from other aspects of the natural world. There were also precious few of you to begin with but of course all of that changed. Cities gave rise to walls and city states and empires Gave rise to even more walls of division between the ever expanding ever advancing tribes of humanity. Right you're correct to point out that the wall revolution I mean we. We don't know win. The first wall was created right but it would have to be linked to the idea I would think of a of a sedentary lifestyle like as a people stop moving around and settle in places to live in one place and stay there and we do in fact see some of the earliest archaeological evidence of walls in the most ancient of the sort of city states of the The ancient Near East for example like there are ten thousand year old walls that have been discovered in the city of Jericho. Now when it comes to what we were talking about the more sort of free standing barrier walls that might mark the border of territory or You know or something. More like the Great Wall of China which will discuss more length as we go on among the world's earliest known be defensive barrier walls or the walls of ancient Mesopotamia specifically Some walls constructed in the twenty first century BC by the Sumerian rulers Shoghi and Shu sin. And these were constructed in the region that is modern day Iraq in order to defend the ancient civilization of Sumer against attacks of nomadic peoples known as the Amer rights and so this wall was also known as the wall of the land or the Amer right wall. We think that it probably reached more than hundred miles in length. Stretching between the twin rivers about that bound Mesopotamia's the the Tigris and the Euphrates and while this was probably meant to protect Sumerian cities it was not as we said a city wall. It's kind of a border wall Found one piece of ancient Sumerian poetry in fact that seems to be referring to the waller at least fictional analogue of it and it's translated and explained in a book called Reading Sumerian poetry by the scholar Jeremy Black and in this ancient Sumerian poem. You've got the legendary Sumerian king in my car. And he's out with his army at war laying siege to a foreign city and he gets all demoralized feeling. He's not having a good time and he arranges to send a message back to the mighty goddess in Nano One of our favorites from stuff to blow your mind She you know. She shrieks power through the rebel lands. And he's out at war while in. Nana is residing back in her temple in the city of nuggets a Sumerian city also known as Europe and so inman cars message implies that you know once with anonymous help. His reign had been really great. It was great and Glorious and he built powerful impressive structures but now things have gone bad and he feels abandoned by the goddess and Ana while she sits at home refusing to come to his aid to help him accomplish glorious things again and this is blacks translation of the passage from the poem. The Wall of analog extended out over the desert like a bird net but here and now my attractiveness to her has ended. My Army hangs on me as a cow hangs on its calf like a son who hating his mother leaves his city. My princely sister holy and Nona has run away from me to brick built coup laba so that first line there that line the wall of NOG extended out over the desert like a bird net I love that image in black rights that this metaphor actually does refer to a real technology quote a long net of a type used for sneering low flying birds extending out across the open country though. I do find it interesting that here. The Metaphor for the wall is an animal. Trap nodded defensive structure. Yes something to snare and I guess it makes it fits. May maybe metaphorically more imposing like this is the thing in which upon which you die as opposed to this is the thing that stands between the two of us yet though. It's funny because the wall as invoked in the poem is not so much invoked as a defensive measure that is effective at its purpose. Instead it's invoked as an IMB LEM of the city of former power and prosperity. This is a fictional account. Being told in this poem The historical context when the poem was being read. Probably meant to call the mind more like the more recent and real construction of that Defensive Wall. I mentioned earlier. The walls built by the King's Shoghi in Shu sin known as we mentioned earlier as the wall of the land and also as the keeper at Bay of the nomads. That's a good title is informal. And that's that's kind of a recurring theme these older walls. It's a way of keeping out The nomadic peoples but no matter how much the author of this poem thought of this wall as this great building accomplishment you know symbolizes the glory and splendor of cars former rule. Ultimately the real wall failed to protect Sumer and the the Sumerian civilization it fell to attacks from multiple enemies the Emirates and the elements the Walden. Work all right on that note. Let's.
"walls" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"To invention. My name is Robert Lamb and I'm Joe McCormick today. We're talking about an invention that it certainly been in the news recently We're talking about walls. Okay now we're not a political show, but some of the statements on the nature of walls, the purpose of walls, the historical and modern effectiveness of walls, are unavoidable here and hopefully This is all going to be useful. By the time we finish this episode. You're going to have A. Deeper context regarding the nature of walls, and what a wall is the next time you're subjected to the news now I notice. We've been on a tear recently of extremely ancient inventions. We think we did roads and then the wheel, and now we're on walls. It's almost like we're just going further and further back in time, and so I'm sure we'll get back to some some more recent or high tech gadget soon, Elliott, in biographies involved to. More modern inventions but I do really like doing this kind of thing. We're doing by like looking at the most basic technologies that exist like the wheel and the wall. Because there's so many interesting ways to look at their, you know their multi millennial legacy and impact on human culture and history. Now I'd say in addressing the wall. We are going to be talking a little bit about a few interesting tidbits of of physical construction, but this isn't going to be so much episode about like Wall Materials. Materials and all that? Yeah, obviously, that is a very rich subject on its own, but I think we're GONNA. Be Thinking more about the role that walls play geopolitical history. Yeah, yeah, because certainly the history of walls is kind of the history of construction and engineering. Fine abroad since and we have to be clear here, too, about how we're. We're looking at walls because there's a very good chance that if you're listening to show right now, you are either contained within walls or perhaps adjacent to a wall, okay? Even, if you're just driving down the road, you know you're, you can probably see some walls right now. Maybe you're forming part of a human wall. Maybe you're walking on top of a mile high wall. Yeah, all these possible and any any of us can build a crude wall out of sticks, rocks, etc, with only the most basic engineering skill, yeah, and in a basic sense. I mean this is something that exists in nature, I mean. Why do we have the idea that certain types of animals? And maybe some of our ancestors sought out caves for shelter. It's because they've got walls and a roof for. For these like they limit the The limit your exposure to the weather the roof especially, but they also limit the number of access points through which other animals could reach you exactly so we're largely going to talk about walls barriers around cities, and then more to the point as freestanding divisions in this, we really need to think of them I i. believe is a sort of of Geo engineering. Project, it's easier to see this in walls that are created using elements from the natural surroundings, say a wooden fence or a beautiful mosque covered stonewall Ireland something that would really looks good on a calendar. Obvious when you behold something like say the Great Wall of China or the the peace lines piece walls of Ireland door, the Berlin Wall something of this nature, but a wall essentially seeks to do what the environment does. Naturally it's a sheer vertical rise in elevation manufacture to impose a particular, cultural, political or personal domain. You know you can just imagine somebody, so you know a far side cartoon caveman. Thinking you I wish my property were on top of a mountain to keep my enemies away. We'll boom. Here's how a wall works. Now you have a mountain. Or something that functions like a mountain creating vertical obstacle between your stuff and somebody else's stuff, but are multiple different ways to think about the idea of a wall as protection, and this will come out when we talk about the more macroscopic wall projects throughout history as we go on because there's one type of being protected in walls that's literally like I need a barrier to keep people from coming in and stealing all my type things, or to keep a lion from coming in grabbing me while I'm asleep, but on the other hand you've. You've also got the type of protection. That is the psychological sense of privacy, right? The Wall is a barrier that people can't see through that allows you to feel like you are not constantly being say observed by your neighbors. Yeah, like a privacy fence ones backyard. We tend not to think of them as walls of would. I would erect walls of wood between me and my so-called neighbors, not privacy fence. You know just in case you want to you know. Walk around shirtless in your backyard which you should at your backyard. Do what you want. Or you don't want people stealing your genius invention that you're building back there exactly. So as stated earlier prehistoric times before walls, they required. Humans depend on naturally occurring barriers. You know Where can one position themselves so that they are best protected from the elements predators enemies etcetera. And these these could be any number of things right in addition to vertical changes in elevation. Could be rivers, ponds, streams, swampy areas, etc, and of course early humans and the calls were nomadic There was nothing to be gained in the creation of heavy duty bearers, because you were always were at least cyclically on the move, you had no cities. You had no domesticated herds, crop fields and needed to be cut off from other aspects of the natural world. There were also precious few of you. To begin with. But, of course, all of that changed cities gave rise to walls and city states and empires gave rise to even more walls of division between the ever expanding ever advancing tribes of humanity right, you're correct to point out that the wall revolution. I mean we. We don't know win. The first wall was created right..