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"I am 6 40. It is the dark secret place, Brian says here our number two that are cheaper place live if we were on the I heart radio app. And I This is this is sort of. Ah, bit of breaking news from 22. 23 minutes ago, the U. S. Pacific Command by the way. Now Indo Pacific Command. We're now calling the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean a thing single thing. S 0 23 minutes ago, They tweeted out that the USS Theater Roosevelt Carrier strike group entered the South China Sea to conduct routine operations in support of a free and hashtag free and open in the Pacific. And this confirms something that you the open source intelligence vacuum cleaner that you are probably saw a couple hours ago because there's there's a There's one Aircraft called the C two Greyhound, and it's what's called the carrier onboard delivery or cod aircraft. And this will medevac. Six peep sick people or it'll bring him doctor or a spare part or something like that. Anywhere. That carrier is, um Man in the middle of the Mediterranean. They fly from Sicily out where carriers and you can generally tell where the carrier is because this aircraft the C two Greyhound Generally broadcast its location like a commercial aircraft through the satellite bouncing system, Kel Adsb and for the last couple hours this Aircraft was appearing out of nowhere. No south of Taiwan. And flying patterns. And and all that So s so the U. S. A. U. S. Navy U. S and the Pacific Command confirmed something that we've been watching. For for a while on do you can? You can, too if you go to Um Adsb exchange, but I'm getting I'm getting too deep in the weeds back to the timeline of how we got to January of 2021 s. Oh, this This can't be emphasized enough. That The Chinese government. Their first priority when it was identified that there was a new unknown SARS like virus killing people in Wuhan, the Communist Party officials There didn't want to deliver bad news to the next level up. Do you want No one want to call Beijing and say You know what? We didn't recognize this. This thing was a serious as it is, is really, really serious. So they lied to Beijing. Beijing want to be able to lie to the rest of the world. But you have to know the full truth. If you're gonna effectively lie And so, the in early February, 2020 all the highest Communist Party officials were sacked in Wuhan and who May province then report replaced with hard line President Xi loyalists who were gonna whip everybody into shape and and they did s O. Then our first case is identified in every Washington That person survived. They were younger than 40 on what? What? The timeline can't project and we probably won't know for months or years, but it probably did come to Southern California, and it was called a flu outbreak. Because the people who brought it probably were some of the 80,000 Chinese students who go to school in Southern California most but me most of them don't Go home during their four year unless they're really wealthy. They will usually stay here in Southern California, but several 1000 did fly to China in December. Many of them from Wuhan, and this was before Trump put down the travel ban on China, so they came back to L. A on Influence hospitalizations and the whole thing s O. The trump travel ban from China was in around now. It was the third week of January on Dime. I'm not sure who advised him to do that, but whoever it was, he took it seriously. You was denounced almost immediately by I'm by well all the trump haters. On do this is this is a contemporary report. This is from February of 2020 from business Insider. China's leadership is ousted for senior officials and who Bay Province where the deadly Wuhan Corona virus broke out. This week following reports of discontent in Beijing Thursday at sacked Young Xiaolong, the Chinese Communist Party chief and who Bay province to replace him with the deputy chief of the entire Chinese Communist Party. Young young. He came from Shanghai Young Young, the deputy CCP chief, The CCP chief in the city, Wuhan, Ma, Ga. John was also fired and replaced. By the city of Shandong Chinese Cummings Party chief Wang John Lynn. So there it was. It was Whole cloth and also the Health Commission leader, Jang Jin was removed for dereliction of duty in the fight against the novel Coronavirus Virus epidemic. There was tremendous, just discontent in Beijing amongst civilians. Too. And so this is what the Communist Chinese companies Party leadership did was a isolated Wuhan for 79 days starting in late January. They tried to lock it down. Now this is where you got those scenes on social media last February February of 2020 of Chinese officials literally welding bars onto the door frames of people's apartments. So that the door could only be opened up. You know, eight or 10 inches, but nobody could sneak out, but they could put food in there or whatever, and those were not anomalies. The Chinese and began scrubbing the Internet of social media, especially from doctors when they start to come out because this this was part of the perfect storm was that This is a previously unseen virus, and it happened in a political environment which would be the worst for fighting a pandemic. This is one of complete denial on by lack of transparent information to the rest of the world. On the whole thing. I contrasted it. This time last year with the Yugoslavia 1970 Outbreak of smallpox. Yugoslavia was run from World War two until the early eighties by my Tito, but you also bras called Tito. Which means do this. Do that in Serbia crowd and they had a smallpox outbreak and he was a communist dictator. Now he wasn't a member of the Warsaw Pact. He was not a friend of Moscow, and he was certainly no friend of Washington, D C, but he was a kami dictator with secret police in the whole damn thing, right? What was his approach His approach was to immediately Contact the W. H O and say we have a smallpox outbreak. It kills kids. We are cordoning off the epicenter of the outbreak. Make making a fence around it with police on then the police get inside the fence and the army guards the fence. Can you get here Because we need a crash Vaccination program. Hey, was open and honest about it because because he knew a zoo Most people did, who had lived through prior smallpox outbreaks does its deadly to kids, and you can't lose a generation of kids. On. So he allowed the W. H o in the you invited. He flew them until Yugoslavia and he instructed. This is where a dictatorship is what you want. If it's properly running a pandemic, Tito instructed the entire country unless you can show proof of a smallpox vaccine in the last five years. You're getting in line for a new one for a booster and the entire country, but they didn't need a lot of convincing because most of them had lived through prior smallpox outbreaks. They were vaccinated. The entire thing was contained in about three months. On the W. H O writes it down as probably their crowning achievement in terms of putting a lid on on on a pandemic. But it all started with Tito trusting his top doctors and saying This is serious. Let's bring the world in here, and that's how they beat that The Chinese did the opposite. They said. This is serious. Don't tell anybody. All right? The timeline goes on checking checking what I projected a year ago. Your ago tonight with what did happen over the past year. That and more. It is a dark secret place Brian suits in here. Until 11 Cave. 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Russian and Chinese bombers fly joint patrol over Pacific
"Flown a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific. In a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing. The Russian military says that a pair of its strategic bombers and four Chinese bombers flew over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea during a mission Earlier today, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the patrol flight was not directed against Any third countries and slowed traffic on the
Paper, Rocks or Digits: What Makes the Best Money?
"What makes the best money? I've been reading a number of books recently on money. Money the unauthorized biography by Felix Martin and money the true story of a made up thing by Jacob Goldstein. Both of these books have examples of different types of money that's been used in the past. Fascinating examples that you might not be aware of. and. We WanNa look at them and think about what is it? That makes something money. Money evolves and has evolved and will continue to evolve in what we used as money today might be very different decades from now. The first example is from the island of Yap. This is an island in the Western Pacific part of the Caroline Islands. It is now part of the Federated States of Micronesia. The people of the APP lift on the run over separated from other cultures for many many years. We'll in one, thousand, nine, three, an anthropologist who had also been trained as a medical doctor from new. England William Henry Furness went to Yep for two months and studied this people. And it wasn't a very advanced economy with. Three products, fish coconut and sea cucumbers, but they had something unique that they used for money. Furnace describes his money as large solid thick stone wheels ranging in diameter from a foot to twelve feet. Having the center a whole varying in size with the diameter of the stone wearing a poll may be inserted sufficiently large and strong to bear the weight and facilitate transportation. This was their money. It was called FAE. FBI are also it's called why are? The money was quarried in an island three hundred miles away babble up. And then it was transported on rafts towed behind canoes that had sales on them. Took a lot of effort to get this money. When furnace I saw it. He realized this really heavy and wrote when it takes four strong men to steal the price of a pig burglary cannot but prove a somewhat disheartening. These things were so big and heavy, you couldn't steal them. But then he observed as transactions took place that these stones were He wrote the noteworthy feature of this stone currency is that it is not necessary for its owner to reduce it to possession after concluding a bargain which evolves the price of a fe too large to be conveniently moved. Its new owner is quite content to accept the bare acknowledgement of ownership without so much as a mark to indicate the exchange, the coin remains undisturbed on the former owner's premises. In fact, there was one family furnace pointed out where the stone was lost from where it was quarried and had been several hundred feet at the bottom of the ocean for several generations. Yet the family that owned it everyone recognized that they still on that and that they were wealthy. Furnace wrote the purchasing power of that stone remains therefore as valid as if it were. Visibly, against the side of the owner's house and represents wealth as potentially as the horrid inactive gold of a miser in the middle, ages or as our silver dollar stacked in the Treasury in Washington which we never see or touch but trade with on the strength of a print certificate that there there. Is. The belief that it had value. Felix Martin wrote money was not the fe but the underlying system of credit accounts and clearing a which they help to keep track. The Fe would just tokens which these accounts were kept. They had an accounting system that tracked the trading of fish and sea cucumbers. And they would have outstanding balances and sometimes they will set up and maybe they would move the fe but often times they wouldn't. But there was the record that was there. Peter Bernstein in his book the power of Gold History of an obsession wrote the FE of Yep we're stores of. Wealth. Stores of wealth. Sit. Money moves it travels from one pocket to another. A store of wealth is mass. It was the transactions, the accounting record, and the trust between the participants that form their monetary system. The stones were a store of wealth, but we're just some tokens. The first documented use of money is from Sumer around thirty five, hundred BC. This is in southern, Mesopotamia. There were vast temple palace complexes there with thousands of crafts people farmers. Shepherds, bureaucrats. and. They wrote on clay tablets in cuneiform script and they wrote contracts evolving the workings of the temple debts owed rents. Effectively. It was money because it was an accounting record and you would have accounts receivable that you could trade. David Graber who recently passed away in his book debt. The first five thousand years wrote the value of a unit of currency is not the measure of the value of an object, but the measure of trust in other human beings.
North Korea threatens to send troops into the demilitarized zone
"Beach as tension rises on the Korean peninsula the U. S. is increasing its naval presence fills in for S. more the rhetoric has been increasing between north and South Korea and North Korea now says it will move troops closer to the border with the south the United States meanwhile is quietly re positioning some aircraft carriers the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Theodore Roosevelt are already patrolling the western Pacific and the USS Nimitz is now sailing for Asia after leaving its home port in San Diego this would be the biggest deployment of carriers in the Pacific in three years when tensions with North Korea were also
Commander Of Coronavirus-Struck Navy Ship Pleads For Help
"Commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt's one of the world's largest aircraft carriers has called on the U. S. navy leadership to help save the lives of more than four thousand sailors on board the ship many of whom are believed to have coronavirus captain Brett Cosio warn that the nuclear powered vessel currently in Guam in the western Pacific lacked the isolation facilities to stop the spread
WHO warns virus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia
"Okay she Kansai regional director for the western Pacific says this is going to be a long term battle we cannot let our guard down we need every country to keep responding according to the local situation the W. H. I. his continue to place emphasis on the importance of doctor responses to viruses spread but is encouraged countries to adopt methods that are right for them because I also warns countries that they need to prepare for large scale community transmission for most people the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms but for some it can cause severe illness and death I'm Charles de Ledesma
WHO warns virus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia
"Okay she Kansai regional director for the western Pacific says this is going to be a long term battle we cannot let our guard down we need every country to keep responding according to the local situation the W. H. I. his continue to place emphasis on the importance of doctor responses to viruses spread but is encouraged countries to adopt methods that are right for them because I also warns countries that they need to prepare for large scale community transmission for most people the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms but for some it can cause severe illness and death I'm Charles de Ledesma
WHO debates whether to declare coronavirus a global health emergency
"Public health experts say the W. H. O. need to declare the corona virus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan a global emergency as Beijing itself blocks down city containing more than fifty million people in the world's biggest ever national response to an infectious disease crisis the call comes as the World Health Organization said to reconvene its emergency committee in Geneva later on Thursday the third time in a week to assess whether the new virus spreading from cod China now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern or a FIAC PhD I see three the mony alike illnesses killed a hundred and seventy people and sickened more than seven thousand in China so far with dozens more cases sixty eight to be specific confirmed elsewhere including in the U. S. Japantown in Germany sixteen independent experts on the WHO's emergency committee will advise director general of the WHL on the decision and give recommendations for managing outbreak Ted rose who is that W. H. O. director general met with Chinese president xi Jinping in Beijing earlier this week to discuss the situation the WHL twice last week decided to hold off from declaring a public health emergency saying it was too soon raising concern among experts at the virus could get beyond control district action was not taken very Kurt Schlichter brainer common town hall he quotes me saying this could be could train and it cut no matter how much you do after the fact if you don't do everything at the front end you get blamed at the back and you do not want to be behind the curve on a epidemic tell she should Tommy a former regional adviser on communicable disease surveillance and response at the WHO's western Pacific office said there was an imminent risk of a global outbreak I think the WHL should have declared a public health emergency of international concern earlier they're supposed to the carpet based on the rest of international spread there's already significant risk of international spread one week ago said OSHA Donnie who is now the department ology on the Tokyo tower Lucado University graduate school of medicine in Japan should probably said it was more difficult to control the new coronavirus that what the Sarge during the two thousand to two thousand three outbreak because patient will likely be contagious even before they had symptoms meaning the measures currently being taken might not be enough to stop the infection from spreading at seven thousand eight hundred one cases on mainland China at a hundred seventy deaths ten Kayser Nantong seven in Macau eight in Taiwan fifty seven in the rest of Asia ten in Europe eight North America seven Australia for the rest of the world South America is
"Thompson has been in examining oral histories the records of Captain Cook and the accomplishments of the Polynesian voyaging society. All to investigate what it can tell us about how we view the world. Today she pieces together the navigation puzzle of sailors and settlers in her book. See People Christina. Welcome thanks for having me. So when when we think of Polynesia talk about how big it is and what it has in common culturally so Polynesia is the area that is inside of this triangle we'll formed by Hawaii in the North New Zealand in the southwest and Easter Island in the southeast. It's an area of about ten million square miles and it smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and it happens that all the people who live on the islands in this area which is the island's that people have heard of like Tahiti or saw more or maybe the mark cases they all share a common cultural heritage. They all speak related languages and they have a similar genetic. Ming up no Christina. You say ten million square miles and originally they were not populated by human beings at all so somehow people had to get there and there was no communication. People didn't right. They didn't have metal tools. They didn't have navigational devices that I can imagine. Can you just kind of paint a picture to the best that we can. We're were there caravans of canoes just going out into the unknown C or how did these islands become populated originally well. I think one thing we don't know is how many canoes necessarily sailed together but basically the idea is that you know some thousands of years ago over in what sometimes people call the island nursery Sirri of Southeast Asia in the islands around the Philippines and Indonesia and stuff people developed an outrigger. which is this thing that sticks out from the side of the canoe to keep it balanced to keep it from from tipping over and with the development of the outrigger people started to be able to make some longer distance? Voyages and the canoes the Polynesian sailed in were like Catamaran's they had to halls else and they were stable and they could carry a load of people and animals and so they started making longer and longer voyages. There's some again some thousands of years ago from this western side of the Pacific out further and further and further into the mid Pacific. But it must have been hit or miss because they didn't have maps. They didn't have radar. They didn't know where the islands were if they were islands. Do you think they were just kind of going toward the sunset and hoping to hit land now the sunrise is actually but they obviously looking for islands and the islands are what they call inter visible. You can see one from. I'm the other in the Western Pacific. A lot of them are. There's a big leap when they get past that point and they start to sail out to islands that you can't see so they're probably exploring hiring and looking for them they really were amazing navigators. They weren't sailing blinds. They understood how to go to one place and sail back from that place after. Remember where that place was and things like that. They must have been exploring but we don't really know how they found islands like the end of Hawaii. Which is the islands of Hawaii are very isolated in the North Pacific? How did they find them who knows because we have no written history people? Just build a raft. That was kind of like one of those early outriggers Imagining how they might have done it and just without knowing if they did it prove that they could have done it like those. Expeditions seemed to be part of science right right so the the earliest one was was to Harles kon-tiki raft which he he allowed to drift basically from the coast of South America and ended up in the middle of the Pacific on the tomatoes. And that was an kind of an early experiment in this vain but then in the nineteen seventies in Hawaii some people got together and decided to try and build a true replica vessel so a copy of what they imagined. An ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe would been like and they decided to try and sale it from Hawaii to Tahiti and back again and that was the beginning of what what is really kind of an experimental voyaging movement in Hawaii. And what was that expedition called. The ship was called Hokule'a it Okla has made an around the world voyage now but that was in two thousand sixteen I guess but between Nineteen Seventy in two thousand sixteen they have made voyages absolutely everywhere. They sailed to to Easter to New Zealand. All around the Pacific to the point is to prove that it could be done yet to show the voyaging capacity of the Polynesians basically to show that non instrumental. Navigation vacation is really a thing and that people can go very long distances using it. You know that it's a real technique. You said they sailed it. Is it drifting with the wind and the tides is it with a sale or is it paddling they have a sale. They have a steering paddle but they sail. What were the very first contact with European society like in the Polynesian World? Some of them were violent. Some of them were not. We don't have any idea what the markes ins thought of men Donya when he arrived Zeppelin we know record of it and what I mean. There's the record of the Spanish but we don't really know for sure what archaisms thought There was a little bit of that I think. In some cases there it was all in some cases there was fear in some cases. There was something that you might call. Greed greed Westerners. No on the part of the I mean I. I think that a lot of islanders actually looked at these ships once they realized kind of what was going on and who these people were they actually wanted the ships. There are definitely stories of ambushes. Did they have some kind of A religious context again in the case of the conquistadors from Spain I mean in their religion I understand. It was on this certain year. A man on a horse you know was going to come and on that certain year the man on the horse with the beard came just like their scripture said and they disfigured this must be divided and they laid down their weapons and was there any kind of dimension of that local cultural religion with the arrival of the first Europeans pins or was it the opposite The story of Cook's arrival in Hawaii is kind of like that story that he arrived during a festival in he seemed to be the embodiment of the deity. Who was being celebrated in the Festival because switches to happen that he arrived at that time? I think that that added to the confusion of cooks experience. AGREEANCE cook was killed in Hawaii. That was where he died. And it was not long after this encounter during this festival period and I think it added to sort of chaos and confusion that he had Iraq during that a period. This is travel with. Rick Steves talking with Christina Thompson. Her book is see people the Puzzle of Polynesia and we're talking about early explorers of the Pacific both before the Europeans arrived and after so captain cook arrived and they thought. Oh It's a festival in here comes God and then things went sour and they killed killed them. Tell us a little more about that. So what happened. Is that Cook. He went up north to Alaska and then or the Northwest Pacific and then he came down and when he came down he was looking for a place to rest his crew and he sort of hit the island of Maui and then he went east so he sailed all the way around the big island before he found a place to come to rest his crew and that meant that he was sailing in his ship all the way slowly because against the wind all the way around the big island for quite a while and so when he arrived the legend of Lono the God that he sort of seemed to be representing was that Leno passed around the island in the same. I'm way he was represented as carrying a staff with White Tapa cloth on it which is sort of like the the ship to mass in their sales so just a lot of things lined up kind of strangely initially and then what happened was he. They went through all this festival these festivals and celebrations and then Cook sailed away and that should have been the end of it he should have just sailed away that would be fine but his mast broke just offshore and he had to return and when he returned he wasn't supposed to return according to the legends. He wasn't supposed to come back until the next year. So people were confused by that and then there was an altercation. He died in the clash not long after he returned.
Travel to Lombok, Indonesia
"Today? We're GONNA talk about lumberjack. The island of Lombok in Indonesia. Okay let's put it on a map first of all. I'm not sure that everybody can find Indonesia on a map but we're in the Western Pacific that's right in between the Pacific. Can the Indian Ocean. But where is the island of Lombok. Usually the way I tell people to locate Lombok is most people have heard of Bali and Bali. Alley is the island directly east of Bali in the the sort of archipelago of Indonesia which is more or less near the center of the Indonesian is winds. And that's where it is right next to the Bali. Okay and it right next to Bali and then also not that far from the Allen de Jakarta is is on. The name of that island escapes me for the moment at Java Java Java actually said it was near the center it's actually not news and draw wasn't considering Sumatra which is the largest of the islands and another interesting place to explore but you have Java which is the largest of the Indonesian islands rubs up against Peninsular Malaysia Asia. If you follow it east. You hit Carta in the island of Java next to Java you have Bali and then right after Bali a little further east you have lumbar well and people have heard about most of those islands. We're talking about except potentially Lombok. Why are we talking about Lumbar? Well for one and I guess we're talking about it because I just spent five weeks there with my family A couple months ago. We've spent a good deal of time in various parts of Indonesia. We'd he'd heard good things about Lombok and the reasons I would suggest going is especially for those who have been Bali. Feel that it's becoming overdeveloped overdeveloped and maybe in all the baggage that comes with that Lombard is a is a simpler place. It's less developed even though it is starting to gain tourism dollars too little sleep beer but it still has a lot of the same charm in the natural wonders of what you would find in Bali now as you know Oh and many of your listeners. Probably Know Bali Hindu island smack in the middle of of Indonesia which is a predominantly Muslim country. Right Lombok is not long is a Muslim. As Long Island nation may be island. Nation is too strong a word but I mean before Indonesia was a country all of these islands were at their own distinct cultures. Their own distinct getting ethnic tribes as well and so that element of Lombok. We found to be very interesting to have. It has a touch of the tropical paradise that Bali is but it comes from a completely different cultural background. And I don't know the history of the country of Indonesia but I'm guessing that it was conglomerates during the colonial period under into the Dutch. That's true okay. With my also limited knowledge of that these were all their own countries but then the Dutch spice merchants and colonists lists made it into one place far as I know there are still tensions between one part of Indonesian another in very vast cultural and linguistic differences assist between them for example on Lombok the predominant at this is the sack people and Sasa has their own language their own food their our own customs that you would not find in say Sumatra or Java or any of the other islands. Okay what kind of activity do you recommend mend for Lombok Guano you like to Kinda give a week long itinerary and give you a week or two weeks. Of course. We're going someplace relatively remote here. I'll give you an ambitious week or or perhaps a solid two week itinerary. I think most people would fly into to Lombok even though you can also I should say that a lot of people. We'll take speedboats or slow boats over from Bali. It's that close okay. We're talking twenty minutes. Thirty minutes on a speedboat or less. Oh Wow okay. So it's it's very Mary clubs. I would start in the Sing Gigi area which is to the West. The airport is in the sort of the southwestern region. Sing cing Gigi. Beach is a beach area to the west the island and in Kuta not to be confused with Bali Kuta but there is a Kuta area to to the south of the island. Both of these have exceptional snorkeling surfing scuba diving. I think that would be probably the easiest a place to start if you just WanNa have some laidback beach time. Okay I'm guessing if we don't want some laid back beach time. We probably shouldn't be spending our time and going all the way to Indonesia that that's part of what you come here for. I would think so. We certainly do an mason kind of strange especially if we started talking travel. We've lived in a lot of islands in beach areas. We're not actually big beach. People like that we burn easily. And I'm we. I'm talking about my family. Because aren't we have altogether all the time. I burn easily the sun and sand and all of that but I love beaches at night but we are big water. People would have my kids love to surf. My kids like snorkeling is. I'm sure I'll mention in the interview. They both got their junior patty scuba diving lessons while during this trip. And there's all of those kinds of things while you're in the Gigi area speaking of kind of water one of the things that we really like to do more than saltwater as we like freshwater what are we like streams and waterfalls and Lombok is just riddled just like Bali and a lot of ways lots of beautiful tropical waterfalls in rainforests and forest. And they're reachable. You you can hire a driver or as we do we rent scooters and with all the risks that that entails and I could get into that if you needed to we probably should. We probably should. Because it's good that you know that but I'm not sure that everybody who rents scooters understands that there are some some risks involved in scooter. Travel saying you shouldn't do it but you should be aware of it so when you say you rent scooters with all the risks involved tell me a little more about your thought process process year. You're traveling with two kids. I recall a wife and yourself and you're on to scooters for scooters one scooter the typical Indonesia uh-huh in Vietnam. We were all four on one scooter. But when we are in most places it's better to have to scooters in one parent in in one child. I think what you're getting at is traffic in southeast. Asia is is is a little hectic. It doesn't follow all the rules. Stop Lights and you are just suggestions. Yes right there are parts of Indonesia that I would not ride a scooter in Sumatra. We've have never ridden written a scooter at least in northern Sumatra where we've been because the roads were in poor condition. Plus there's lots of construction equipment logging trucks trucks. You don't want to have to be run off the road those kinds of things now. That being said in Lombok just like in Bali the roads are in pretty good condition and if you have experienced riding riding scooters in this kind of environment I would recommend it that being said a lot of travel insurance companies will not cover any sort of accidents or damages damages if you do not have a scooter motorcycle license in your home
The Worlds' Use of Tobacco Is Going Down After Two Decades
"Two decades of increasing tobacco use around the world. A set to go into reverse you and health experts have said after publishing data indicating that few men and boys are smoking than before according to the World Health Organization or WHO. This is the first time that nicotine product use has has begun to fall among men and boys represent for in five smokers around one billion mails it use tobacco and that number rose by forty million between the year two thousand and two two thousand eighteen but thanks to tough government measures against smoking the. Who believe that. By twenty twenty. At least two million fewer males will be using tobacco and and five million by two thousand twenty five Southeast Asian nations have the highest rate of tobacco use with more than forty five percent of males and females concerned but this trend and is projected to fall to around twenty five percent by twenty twenty five the same level as Europe and the Western Pacific region including China. Who said
Hills In The Ocean
"Except for the ruffling of waves and the pool of tides you probably think of the ocean as pretty flat. You wouldn't expect it to have a geography. His waters piled up into lasting hills or sunken. Valley's sea level ought to be pretty pretty level right wrong in the western pacific around new guinea. There's a watery hill almost two hundred and fifty feet high. This isn't isn't the hill on the ocean. Floor is a hill in the ocean surface itself. The slope is very gradual because the hill is hundreds of miles across but it's definitely definitely there what causes the oceans waters to behave this way. The answer has to do with small irregularities in the earth's gravitational field like sea level being level. You probably take gravity for granted. Most people assume that stays the same from place to place actually if our planet's interior were completely uniform the gravity on its surface would be exactly the same from place to place but this isn't the case there are heavy concentrations a matter within the earth's mantle much like lumps in bowl of oatmeal. These huge underground concentrations can cause slightly lightly more gravity on the surface above them. You might think that more gravity will pull the oceans water downward making a hole in the ocean but this doesn't happen after all if it did what would stop the surrounding water from rushing into fill the hole just like a magnet attracts iron filings and underground around mass concentration attracts extra water and extra gravity is jose an extra water in place making a hill in the ocean. This moment of science comes from indiana. University moved production support from the office of the provost. I'm don glass.
Buy the bullet: global defence spending
"Hello and welcome to the intelligence on economist radio. I'm your host. Jason Palmer every weekday. We provide a fresh perspective on the events shaping your world. The first of may brings out protesters all over the globe campaigning for better labor conditions. But in France weekly demonstrations by the so-called issue lay zone have been going on for months. Yesterday's mayday gatherings. Brought out a violent fringe that threatens the Jones message and president of annual Macron's attempts to address it. And we take a look at a new study that tries to measure, which English speaking country produces the most bullshit. But I. Last week. China's navy celebrated its seventieth birthday in grand style. As president Xi Jinping peered through binoculars into rain and mist a flotilla swept through the South China Sea. Nine. Winds there. What this moving you. Rose of white clouds, sailors stood on worships and saluted Mr. g who was aboard a brand new destroyer China has also boasted of its nuclear submarines and says it's building a new aircraft carrier America sees China as a growing rival, not just a military threat, but also economic one and the contest is being felt by America's closest allies in Britain yesterday. Gavin Williamson the Defense Secretary was fired by Prime Minister, Theresa may. He was accused of leaking details of how the country plans to let hallway a Chinese tech firm. Build part of its future five g mobile phone network. In response to that plan. America has threatened to cut back intelligence sharing with Britain. Beyond this America and China are leading the world in rearmament race. As a new report makes clear essentially the will to spending enormous sums of money on defense. Shizhong Joshi is economists defense editor this is the report by the Stockholm International Peace Research institute Cypriots Swedish thing Tang, and what it says this year is that global defense spending in twenty eight teen walls one point eight trillion dollars. Now, obviously that's a loss of money to put it in context of just how much it's the highest amount in real terms since sippy began this exercise in nineteen eighty eight and collecting these figures the end of the Cold War. It is seventy six percent higher than nine hundred ninety eight which was the peak of the post Cold War peace dividend when western countries began slashing on forces slashing spending. So you can see just how far we've come in the last twenty years. Also, just how much things have changed geopolitically and who's spending this one point eight trillion dollars, well essentially to. Countries are spending a leading the charge. That's America and China surprisingly America is heading shoulders above everyone else. It will spend about seven hundred sixteen billion dollars this year. That's significant increase from last year it out spends the next eight or so countries combined which gives you a sense of just how far ahead it is. Now, China is well behind spends a fraction of that. But it's military spending growing very quickly. It grew at an average of ten percent every year between two thousand and 2016 between two thousand fourteen in two thousand eighteen churned out. More ships ships with greater tonnage than the entire Indian Japanese navy. So that gives you a sense of just how rapidly they growing. And is this grew spread also among other nations or only American to the growing. It is great will that's provoking response. Particularly in Asia in Asia, for example, with seeing huge spurts among other countries. India for example, now. Spends more than any country in Europe. And I think Indians very proud of the fact that they are outspending not only countries like France, Germany, but also their old, colonial master Britain. Modern and invincible. Of whom stupefaction? Residency is Joel Indian skies ever own words. But Asia, Shirley, isn't the only place where governments want to to be up their defenses. No on Marshall Europeans. Have also been tooling up in recent years. They're obviously very worried by Russia, particularly after Russia's annexation of Crimea in two thousand fourteen they've been spending substantial amounts of quite quickly. If you're one single country its military spending would be four times that have Russia. In fact, it would be the second biggest military power in the world. So back to China, which has been spending money hand over fist as you say. But the their capabilities are still much much weaker compared to America's is there. Some sense of of when China might sort of outpace America will it'll be many many years before it can actually equal American spending. But I would say China gets to concentrate most of its military forces in its front garden in the western Pacific America has global commitments. So could we have a situation where Chinese forces in Asia? Outmatch American forces. Absolutely. We could have that very soon. Indeed. Depending on what America does depending on how China stretches capabilities so beyond America, China is is there anywhere where this would've frenzy of military spending. We'll kind of change the league table. I think we've seen a few changes taking place to Saudi Arabians in the Middle East have been spending huge amounts in the past ten years to the point where they are. Now, the third biggest spender in the world that obviously is going to have a major impact on the Middle East. If you look at Turkey, I think they've also been on a spending spree, and I think in Europe, one of the most interesting countries in eastern Europe, which of course, it's closer to Russia more about Russia's influence, and that's Poland. Police spending has been rising very quickly. They've been buying lots of American weapons, including an American Ed defense system, and they have been at the vanguard of some of this military spending spree in central and eastern Europe that we've seen in recent years. So looking at all these numbers is it's a global trend is everyone spending more. No, I think there's some pretty interesting places. West bending is is shrinking stagnating. The first example is the Middle East. Having said that Saudi Arabia. It was on this spending spree for the last ten years that slowing down. Sippy says that military spending the Middle East shrank by one point eight percent. In two thousand eighteen Saudi Arabia is planning on cutting spending after a number of years of growth, Iran is planning on cutting spending. Although we we don't have data for a few big countries like the United Arab Emirates and Casio. I think Africa's another good example military spending in Africa in two thousand eighteen shrink for the fourth consecutive year. And of course, as we know they're they're big protests in ALgeria and Sudan the military's under pressure from protesters to give way to civilians that could have an impact on on military budgets. I think finally the one I'd like to mention which is really interesting is Russia. Russia has modernized its armed forces over the last decade invested in lots of shiny new weapons. Sippy now says that his slowing. Down at that that boom in Russia is coming to an end. It's calculation say military spending in Russia shrunk by three and a half percent last year. Okay. Some of that could be to do with the fall of the ruble. This little probably spending a lot in ruble, terms. But I think what we all seeing is that the years of Russia plowing money into its military driven by oil that is slowly coming to an end, and that will have an impact, of course, on the European military balance. I mean, it's it's tempting to imagine that more spending on arms makes conflict more likely. There's just simply more more guns and weapons in more hands. What's your take on the Wilbur one really gave us a strong association between alms racing and conflict? We thought the Germans and the British and others competing supremacy. In your building up ships building up weapons and that played a role in contributing to willed, we'll one I think the political science the sort of social science around. This is a bit more complicated. I don't think there is necessarily clear connection between rapid arms racing. And outright conflict. Some people would say actually countries build up weapons, they feel they can deter their adversaries, they feel more secure. They don't feel the need to be vulnerable into lash out. So the association is complicated. What I would say is. I think there's a kind of cycle relationship between mistrust and building homes, the more countries don't trust each other like the US and China over China's island building and in competition in Asia, the more they build up weapons to prepare for the possibility of a clash the more. They build up weapons the less they trust each other. Thank you very much for coming in. Thank you very much.
Does China Have What It Takes To Be a Superpower?
"Join us state run media reports that the country's military is in the process off a major strategic shift. The navy and air force are both being given a boost. But it's a land-based armies being downsized in an attempt to transform the People's Liberation Army. Let's get more on this with the editor of China dialogue Isabel Hilton Isabel, welcome to the program. So first of all, what is the backdrop do this shift? Well, the People's Liberation Army which actually belongs to the party rather than the country and Google out of guerrilla warfare people's wall. So under under Mao and right through to Deng Xiao, Ping. You know, it was very large pretty ineffective. I mean after after the winning the civil war in nineteen forty-nine. It didn't even win a war of to that lost Vietnam, for example in a border skirmish. The most recent wards fought so it was a large expensive, correct? Optic running hotels brothels, all kinds of things the modernization was long overdue, but the modernization also reflects the fact that China went from being a very kind of enclosed country to being a global trading nation and increasing the with our missions to be a global superpower. Now, every global trading nation has long supply lines to defend it, it has fears of interest to build, and that's what China's been doing. So China has identified some years back, you know, the areas in which it would invest in the included cyber warfare included space, and the included crucially a navy and that so we see them acquiring. I an second hand aircraft carrier. Our second one is coming up and quite a large submarine fleet about which we hear rather less. So what what is the goal what what is the Chinese invasion in the end? Well, you know, as I say there are there are supply lines to defend so if you see what's happening in the South China Sea, you know, huge amount of global trade goes through the South China. To see and China has built military installations on on essentially on coral reefs on on what they call islands, but they weren't recognized as Ireland's because they're covered at high tide. So China's been putting military bases. Not only in its near abroad said the South China Sea blows across the Pacific. And if you look at the belt and road project the road part is a maritime project, and that is included heavy investment in all kinds of you know, in Pacific islands, for example, and in port facilities humble tutor in in Sri Lanka allows them to take a very close interest in in the Indian Ocean. You've got one in a Gwadar in Pakistan. You know, you if you see where they're placed you can see that China is is strategically placed now on on several major global supply routes so in the event of a conflict, China's Innova strong position the Pacific islands. You know, if you're going to run, for example in nuclear submarine fleet constantly it see as as the US does and China has said it is Myers to you. You'd need to fair number of friendly port facilities, and these islands are pretty much there for the taking. So if you look at the islands in the western Pacific, which include Guam for many years and US military base and still use military base. The Chinese of very active there, they run a, you know, they have big investments they run a casino. They take students to China for education. You know, you can see that that the US is losing this battle insurance out of neglect largely in China is very much establishing a potential for future
"western pacific" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"US troops coalition troops fighting on the ground. Of course, the bomber employed laser-guided precision weapons and was able to drop these weapons very close to troops in contact. So it's an example of. Of how you can a long range striking assets to project power from a safe distance. And and in the case of China's scenario that we've discussed here they to do so from arranged that China wouldn't be able to threaten the basis as much as he was four basis. I in the western Pacific are we'll be under threat under current plans. Do we have the inventory to build that structure now, or is this a capability that will have to buy or enhance that which we already have in a very tight budget time at the Pentagon right now, Robert well, the the ratio of fighters two bombers is is heavily skewed towards fighters. Fighter aircraft sort of the culture of the air force. The so the the bomber inventories down to something around one hundred and fifty year plans right now, whereas there are thousands of fighter aircraft. The air force. Does have a new bomber under development though. The long range strike bomber. Next generation bomber. And it is a high priority program of for the air force. And I talked about in the book there, the many other uses this airframe will be able to to be used for besides just bombing many other roles in maritime surveillance, and strike a communications relay reconnaissance, and so many other things so. When the US faces this range of problem. Against China in the western Pacific and Asia Pacific region. There might be a lot more potential for this program than than is is currently thought the future of the relationship between China and the United States is not only about power projection, though, it's not even necessarily it preferably about power, projection negotiation and strategy and statesmanship also important and the the connection and relationship with partners in that part of the world also important as laid out by President Obama and the Defense Secretary at the time Leon Panetta when we come back the teacher of this strategy and the future of our partnerships in the region, Robert haddock is.
What's at stake in US-China trade war?
"This year a war between the world's two largest economies has been ramping up. China is accusing the White House of launching the largest trade war in history. I laughing billions of dollars worth of tariffs on Chinese goods. This has officially started in August last year with an American investigation into China's trade practices this year. The US is impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. The United States has just announced tariffs on another two hundred billion dollars in Chinese made goods for total so far to the Chinese government has responded in kind in January of further escalation is expected with some of the American tariffs scheduled to rise from ten percent to twenty five ahead of that though is the twenty summit where the two countries leaders will meet the next milestone could be at the end of the month in Argentina. When President Donald Trump is slated to meet with president Jean ping. Sameeh canes is our US economics correspondent in a miracle scenario for critiques of tariffs. We could get some kind of big fancy deal between these two leaders, and they could just announce that oh, we'll friends now when President Trump is that dealmaker and chief and we've ended the trade will alternatively it could escalate there have been reports that the Americans are considering announcing the rollout of more tires on the rest of imports from China or it could just stay where it is. Which is still a lot of tarrifs winding back a little bit. Why are these tariffs in effect? What's what kicked this off that depends on who you Oskar? So if you look at the president's Twitter feed, you might think that it was out of some kind of disdain for the American trade deficit with China. It is the largest deficit of any country in the history of our world. It's out of control. So we're going to. Get it taken care of sleeve, you if you read official documents, then it's to do with a bunch of policies that the Chinese government has been implementing that US doesn't like so the the Trump administration is accusing the Chinese state of forcing American companies to hand over that technology as as a precondition accessing the Chinese market, their cues ING, the government of undetake really aggressive industrial policy in a way that steals American ideas. And I think over the policy few weeks months, there's been an increasing feeling I think in DC that. No, no, this is about more than trade that that message is becoming louder and you have the speech of Mike Pence China now spends as much on its military as the rest of Asia combined and Beijing prioritize capabilities to erode America's military advantages on land. At sea in the air and space China wants nothing less than to push the United States of America from the western Pacific and attempt to prevent us from coming to the aid of our allies. There's this feeling that China isn't just an economic rival it's really strategic and perhaps ministry rival that it could be dangerous for America to be so intertwined with economically. Bless including ski and isolate stinker Binz fuel injection pumps hair of animals, including human. The US tariffs cover extraordinary range of goods parachutes sailboats that can cleaness heck LIPA squid CQ, compass SIA Chinse icicle lights, manure spreaders automatic beverage vending machines, many of the Chinese tariffs have been on agriculture products targeting. Those states loyal to Mr. Trump. It is absolutely more than trade. K-? You Jin is a professor at the London School of economics and specializes in the Chinese economy. It's a competition about the development model it's going to be about technology competition, and is about the fact that in an autocracy like China, the economy has been doing well, then many of the democracies, and ultimately it's going to be about China US rivalry in especially in my view rivalry in terms of artificial intelligence. Do you think this trade war is more about sort of containing international expansionism and the belt and road initiative and so on or is that blessed direct? I think it's it's trying to contain China's rise in general, but guess what the trade shock. It's a one time shock it's done. China has risen due to trade and that has already happened. So if the US wants to think about how to you know, kind of limit China's rise in the future it has to look
"western pacific" Discussed on KGO 810
"Gary roughing United States navy retired. He's at the Hoover Institution. The most recently important he participated in national defense strategy commission, which is made up of former officials selected by congress from both parties from all services to assess the readiness and the ambition of the United States military here in the early twenty first century against foes, real foes, not make believe owes two identified especially by the DOD and recognize in the national defense strategy commission are Russia the Russian federation and China, especially led by the president for life. Xi Jinping, Admiral a very good evening to your your commission report is thorough, and it's extremely carefully written. But I wanna go to scenarios that you present in the course of several scenarios. To identify. What it is that we have. And that we need in order to come to terms with our foes, the first is losing Taiwan use you construct a scenario that I find chilling. It is twenty twenty four and China launches a surprise attack against Taiwan because it declares Taiwan. As it does. Now part of China, and that any move towards independence is rebellion. The western Pacific quickly becomes a no go zone for US forces and the leadership in the United States has put into a position of having to accept the fatal compla- of Taiwan being a next taken by China. Why is it right now that we have to stop China making that move in the western Pacific, and what do we need? Good evening to you. Good evening, John. And thank you for your comments on a report. You know, we thought long and hard about the national defense strategy and offered our views as to what we thought is required for the future. The scenarios that you have picked out the losing Taiwan. I believe is very realistic is at distance from the US, we do have forward deployed forces there. But a quick surprise attack on Taiwan would require. Rapid movement rapid reinforcement. It would also bring to bear some of the investments that China has been making that had been specifically focused on what they consider to be some of our weaknesses and particularly air and missile defense. They've invested heavily in submarines. And. And so the the real critical requirements for us would be to maintain dominance in the undersea space with with our submarines, and then also to be able to negate the air and missile umbrella that they have designed to be placed along the East Asian literal. I think the advantages that we have and something that we still need to continue to value into work on is our alliance relationships in the western Pacific, typically, our alliance with Japan, and and the capabilities that we have now it will be Japan's choices to how they would play in the scenario, but clearly our ability to reinforce and to hold back and to and to actually regain the ground that China would have put in place. So clearly. How to counter their earn missile defense how to cover their submarine force are the two critical issues that will going to have to deal with in this scenario? And your report you present the statement that the US would. Win this conflict in a long periods of time. But you raise the question would the victory have acceptable losses. That is a question that the the civilian leadership would have to ask it would have to ask the American people is it acceptable when you say acceptable losses. Do you mean a sizeable portion of our fleet would be at risk Admiral? Absolutely. And I think this is something that we have not had to deal with for quite some time really since the Cold War. You know, we've been engaged in our men and women have done extraordinarily well in the conflict in the Middle East. But when when we talk about the peer on peer, come Titian and potential conflict with China or Russia, the the nature of that warfare is significantly different. And for the first time since the Cold War, we as a nation would have to come to grips with losses of what I refer to as major capital assets aircraft ships submarines of this is a reality that we have to face. And the question is are the American people are decision makers even thinking in those terms because in this type. Conflict with against China or Russia, and the capabilities that they have been investing in, you know, it's not going to be what I refer to as an immaculate war. There will be losses on both sides. And so how prepared are we for that? How quickly can we restore those losses and backfill those capabilities and that requires investments not just in the ships in the airplanes, and and submarines it requires investments in our ability to restore those very complex machines back into service back into combat. And so there's a whole string of second and third. Order investments that have to be a second scenario that I find extremely realistic. This is Russia concocting reports of atrocities in the Baltic states and intervening to stop the the so-called massacre. Of Russian nationals in those states people who wash Russian media all the time that would include that would bring NATO into the story. However, the US navy's involved because any any reinforcement of NATO would have to come from the US, you you ride in this report with your commissioners that we have lost the edge. Does that mean that we would not be able to resupply NATO in the first thirty days against the Russian assault. Well, I think there are two aspects to that that make that extraordinarily difficult, and and and perhaps know clearly out of the realm of a thirty day reinforcement one is to be able to beat back the Russian naval forces, particularly submarines that will be out prowling the sea lanes on which we would be reinforcing NATO and our forces in in the Baltics, the other is the volume of sealift and airlifts that we highlight in our report as something. That needs to be restored. So not only do you have the combat operations of of making sure those sea lanes are clear and safe. We then have to make sure that we have the amount of lists. That's required to move equipment to Europe to support NATO and also within NATO itself. The ability to flow men, women and materiel on lines within Europe. So kind of two levels of investment that needs to be thought through won the fight. And then the resupply, and I think all too often, we tend not to think in terms of the importance of logistics, and the mobility in order to continue to feed a fight in this type of very complex scenario where Russia has not unlike China. Along its periphery taken steps to make sure that they're advantaged over moves that we would want to make. So I think that both of these are very realistic. And in the case of Russia, we've already seen in, you know, in in that's border areas that it can move very very quickly again again this. This would be a situation where the American leadership would have to ask the American people if they're ready to make the sacrifices necessary in order to recapture the Baltics is that correct that it would be similar to Asia. You have to say we're going to take big losses. Are you willing to back up the leadership? They'd have to ask the American people. They would have to do that. And unfortunately with the speed that both of these scenarios could play out. You don't have a lot of time to have that conversation. And we're hopeful that our report will get the dialogue going and these types of conversations going ahead of time. Because it's not only a question of are the American people ready to move to counter, what our report also highlights is are the American people ready to invest in the type of capabilities, and in the type of response that's necessary for the US and our allies to remain safe, secure prosperous and not subject to any kind of an intimidation. I'm speaking to Admiral Gary rough head United States navy retired. He's at the Hoover Institution he participated in the national events strategy commission, which is now Publicis online. You can read all of it. It's also been written about in all distinguished publications were we dealt with. Scenarios when we come back. What is it that the Trump administration has put in place so far that can begin to answer? This losing our Ed, and what is it that we need to know about the future. What decisions must be made in order to keep those two scenarios one in the Baltics and one in Taiwan from happening. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show..
"western pacific" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Marshall Islands of the western Pacific. Oh my goodness. This is any we talk famous as an atomic testing site a few years ago and well known today among marine Sanders as the location of the mid fifties a radio anchor charts. Charts? Before is. Teed coming out of their head you ever seen. Those people have multiple Rosa teeth. These sharks are way worse than that. They got teeth come on air wears. Anyway, back to the wow world. Yeah. Back to our sports. ESPN? Was about sports. Had to convince you that whatever they were about to display whatever they were about to air was really exciting. Win ABC's wide world of sports. You would catch yourself watching stuff of absolutely zero importance. You don't have to hype the NFL playoffs. You don't even have to announce it's happening. We'll find it on our own. It's that good. You don't have to hype college football's national championship. No worries. We'll end up there. Oh, they do hype it, but you wouldn't need to boot. When you're airing ABC's wide world of sports, and you've got I mean. Yeah, you might send VIN Scully or whoever you Keith Jackson. You might send your finest announcers around the world, but you're still covering a junk sport. Well, that's what's going on here. Day in day out CNN whose ratings are are terrible twenty percent of cable television viewers that we're watching the hearings were watching on CNN thirty percent on MSNBC fifty percent on FOX. Fox has two and a half times the viewers at CNN does. But it's all you hear about is CNN, you know, all their personalities. They're on all the other networks. They're all over Twitter. They're being quoted everywhere. Nobody's actually watching them. Jake, tapper Anderson, actually, like J tower Anderson Cooper wolf Blitzer. Don lemon. Nobody's actually they're being talked about more than they're being watched. But just like the wide world of sports every day. They've got to hype you and they're viewers as does FOX in fairness as does MSNBC that today's biggest day ever. So that when a big day comes they've cried wolf so many times. Do you know the biggest news that happened today wasn't Cavanaugh? It wasn't cavenaugh and it won't be covered. But I'll tell you what it was. The Canadians are coming in to President Trump's deal with Mexico. Trump cut a deal with Mexico. You know, Canada didn't want to date. So Trump went down to Consuegra and said, hey can swell that you want to date, and he paraded Consuegra in front of Canadian Trudeau this my new girlfriend and.
"western pacific" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"Right now is eight twenty four it's Valentine in the morning. It was not a miracle. The Hudson member that one with the plane crashed in the Hudson river, solely this was so much like it though this morning, what could have been a disaster in the western Pacific Ocean. Instead ended as a miracle a miracle on the western Pacific. Ocean doesn't have the same ring a Boeing seven thirty-seven aircraft carrying forty seven people crash landed into the sea off a small remote island in Micronesia after the pilot Mr. runway while trying to land thirty five passengers twelve crew members aboard the flight all manage to escape. The US navy happen to be working nearby and helped in the rescue by using an inflatable boats shuttle, people shore, it also folks from the island, I guess came out and their rowboats, and they're they're fishing most everything immediately towards his jet, and it's a massive Jeter sitting there in the ocean, eventually, sinks, they came out towards the jet that had just crash landed. To assist who runs towards a jet. That crashes. These guys and women out in the roads to help. There are now signs posted at LAX is say a small amount of marijuana. Brian May be brought into the airport, but police warned that possession of any amount is still a federal crime and TSA agents may still confiscate your stash Bri basically police are warning about taking any drugs into the airport. What TSA plans to do TSA is not prosecute you're bringing marijuana into the airport. Something like that. They will alert local authorities that'll be their decision and local authorities based on how much you have etc, etc. Etc. Somewhere where you land you're saying local where you land if you got on board because they meant to have the same laws air or if you have over the amount here, Los Angeles. Authorities could Kapros weird. So best say is lever stash at home. Get it when you get to your destination bummer..
WHO: Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men
"Founded over three million people suffered deaths related to alcohol two years ago with more than three quarters of those deaths men the largest cause of those alcohol related deaths. Twenty eight percent was because of injuries. Twenty one percent were due to digestive disorders and nineteen percent were because of cardiovascular disease Europe was the region. Most affected followed by the Americas. But the report suggests global alcohol consumption per capita will increase over the next ten years, especially in the southeast Asia and western Pacific region as well as the
Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Alerts issued as huge storm nears Philippines
"A super typhoon is bringing in the western Pacific, threatening the Philippines and Taiwan before heading to Hong Kong and southern China man coot is forecast to bring winds gusting up to two hundred and thirty kilometers per hour with heavy rain and storm surges it will be the strongest storm to hit the Philippines. So far this year. It's threatening rice and corn harvests and pushing up
"western pacific" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Consumer advocate Chris Elliott says read the fine print before you click Vicki Barker. CBS news Early Pacific. As speaking of, travel Pacific Ocean is really moving this week on Sunday alone The US Geological Survey says there were fifty three significant earthquakes, along the ring of fire in the Pacific Fifty-three earthquakes of at, least a five point. Four magnitude to those numbers reported in a story on the website zero hedge dot com the ring of fire course surrounds the Pacific almost seventy five percent of, the active volcanoes in the world are there that's over four hundred fifty in all briefly ninety percent of the earthquakes in the world occur along the ring of fire at a much of the seismic activity on Sunday was near the small island nation of Fiji in. The western Pacific Fiji often. Experiences earthquakes because it's it's directly inside the ring of fire I still got a Fiji how vital is that starters, played. For the Cowboys during preseason David borough has your update from the one zero five three, the, fan, sports, desk at. Question is brought. Up right, now due to, injuries to offensive lineman Zack Martin and Travis Frederick, and safety Xavier woods complex head coach Jason Garrett said that it used necessary that starters See at least some action in preseason games we believe that it's important to play guys at some point. In the preseason to get. Them ready for regular season action we feel like they're more compromise in the regular season if they don't play it, all. In the preseason Martin's should be back for the regular season opener Frederick also should return, soon, would, status, is uncertain. Both Martin and. Woods were, heard in last, Saturday's game against the Bengals David Burrel..
Googlers petition for transparency, ethical review of censored Chinese search engine
"Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a censored search engine in China this the project raised urgent moral and ethical questions. More from David Bamford Google quick China eight years ago in protest at the country's censorship laws and suspected. Government hacks but reports last month suggested the company has been secretively working on a new Chinese search, service referred to internally as Dragonfly the platform would reportedly block certain websites. And search terms, like human rights and religion but in a petition published by the New York. Times and signed by around a thousand employees the staff member said they needed to know what they're building because they may need to, make ethical choices about their. Work Google has, declined to
Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on U.S. targets
"The, US defense department says Chinese bomber. Pilots are likely to be training to strike. American and, allied targets in the. Western Pacific as part of Beijing's efforts. To increase its military capability more details from, Warren bowl, in January Washington published a. National defense. Strategy which described China as a strategic competitor which is militarizing parts of the South China Sea in its latest report the Pentagon says China's military has rapidly expanded its bomber perating areas in. The past three years it says. The People's Liberation Army is developing the capability to strike us and allied forces and military, bases in the western Pacific Ocean including the island of Guam the, Pentagon, says China, is also Developing a more mobile army able to meet the directive of. Its leader Xi Jinping to fight and win wars, SP no comment from
"western pacific" Discussed on AM 1260 The Answer
"Uh south asian waters in the western pacific and and elsewhere are we need to sing something new really momentous that is perhaps slowly incrementally though i think an accelerating pace developing in terms of uh situations anita could column on the ground exactly but certainly up on our holes and islands and elsewhere that are having effects on water about exactly we were missing the whole thing uh the united states the policy has been named thirty five or forty years to encourage persuade come at and the liberal international order and their actions around the world uh showed that that attempt has failed and there's been no policy to to put it in its place that were sort of uh proceeding with no hand on the run at all nato uh a more son who understanding english league the stated strategic competition exists between the united states and china and that that uh has broad implications for our diplomacy uh not only with china with the nations that surround it and hard power that's needed to die uh you know sis crossing the state of strategic competition is one way of putting it i guess i i will send sorensen quoting guests on this program are increasingly referring to it in terms that are a little more stark economic war is is one of the war more general albeit perhaps of asymmetric kind rather than the traditional sort so far uh do you think that's overstate no i don't think so i just think that the uh the uh the naval uh military elements are included in the larger the broader turn strategic competition uh the economic warfare is a part of that sri let let me just ask you then as sets crops see with with these sorts of development so just from the chinese alone when you factor in on the evidence that the russians are actively rebuilding out their naval power projection capabilities uh in all of the areas that the chinese are as well a modern ships uh th th knitting capable kgb ed aircraft a dial on landon at sea variety of new missiles and the like of it the iranians are projecting power a modestly at the moment when the less uh witting us a bit by sending ships into foul and then south atlantic waters you've got to the north koreans putting an emphasis on submarinelaunched ballistic missiles for example on.
"western pacific" Discussed on KELO
"The call and up differ hd stormcenter in today's looking like a great day as well mostly sunny skies a high near fifty three degrees underneath a calm west breezy then tonight mostly clear and fall to forty four and open low and then for your friday partly cloudy skies with a breezy northwest wind and a high near fifty eight for the kellyanne hd stormcenter nine meterologist brian smith leon williams signal has travelled many miles unseen on heard pillig reaches your radio transmits frequencies to stimulate your brain kelo newstalk 1320 1079 burr 23rd 2017 i'm christopher cruise ian forever million and in our close up today correspondent john lauren says the latest on the crash of a us navy aircraft in the western pacific correspondent jim rupe looks at some early black friday deals meteorologist deemed a more has the thanksgiving day forecast business editor tom busby from cnbc tells us which stores will be open today in sports john stolnis reports of the end of winning streak slouch celtics and the clippers and entertainment editor chuck rich looks at a film released thirty years ago today it's seven past the hour we begin this morning with the latest on the crash of a us navy plane in the western pacific a military plane carrying eleven navy smell crashed into the philippine sea wednesday there were flying from a japanese station to the uss ronald reagan aircraft carrier about five hundred miles from the okinawa coached by eight people were rescued and are in good condition but three remain unaccounted four i'd like everyone to take a moment and keep some of our navy family friends and loved ones in the thoughts and prayers japanese forces have joined in the search which the navy says is relentless effect at eight personnel were able to survive this incident tells us that there was probably a very skilled pilot at the stick who was able in some way to bring this aircraft down to the sea such a way that the plane didn't break up this is the latest of a string of difficult events for the baby seventh fleet in the pacific ocean there have been at least six apparent accidents involving the navy in 2017 that includes from the uss john mccain and the uss fitzgerald each collided with commercial ships fleet commander joe aren't coin was among the eight.
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"Atlantic quote putting aside the question as to why or by whom such documents provided to congress under promises of confidentiality have been selectively leaked we can say with confidence that we have no concerns about these documents and and questions raised about them have been easily third in the appropriate forum be a p is reporting that the presence of three us aircraft carriers off the korean peninsula is intimidating north korea according to a north korean letter to the united nations secretary general the three carriers the uss ronald reagan the uss theodore roosevelt and the uss nimitz and their multi ship strike groups are finishing up four days of exercises in the waters between south korea and japan today it's the first time three of the one hundred thousand tonnes have sailed together in the western pacific in a decade and they've been joined by several south korean and japanese warships during the exercise andy exercises which have also involved us b1 bombers these are creating quote the worst ever situation prevailing in and around the korean peninsula north korea's un ambassador said in a letter to the secretarygeneral on monday a north korean soldier risked his life in a mad dash for freedom yesterday the heavilyguarded demilitarized zone defecting to south korea and was shot twice in the process south korea's joint chiefs of staff said north korean soldiers shot out there unidentified brother in arms when he ran from the guard post at the north side of the village key suffered gunshot wounds to his elbow and shoulder and was taken to the hospital when south korean soldiers found him about 25 minutes later on the southern side of the joint security area a strip of land where north and south korean forces stand face to face according to the military as reported by the south's yonhap news agency the south korean military said he was unarmed and was wearing a combat uniform for a law ranking soldier south korean military said quote currently there are no unusual signs in the north korean military but we are increasing alertness against the possibility of north korean provocations an estimated one thousand people flee north korea each year bud going through the dmz fortified with landmines barbed wires in the she guns have been extremely rare because of the.
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"The western pacific so is is there a quite an abundance of deadly force in the western pacific what is this the bus deadly force out there all together a legal are us forces chinese forces japanese forces um it can get pretty area there um and it's getting even more dangerous if you will uh because you have an awful lot of ships run around a greater number ships than the word before and so each chances of a miscalculation somewhere getting greater that must put an with for example like new zealand kind of in a in a situation because they're the the china's closer or at least they're they're islands down there pike closer to new zealand so as a matter for new zealand to determine or make a choice of who they're going to be a legion to whether it's train well states and i have to say new zealand uh it's sort of download the too far south australia those of much bigger deal oh com or australia's burke listen nesia uh australia also is a major trade partner china uh so they they sort of have to really be careful which way to go with terms so you know security partner versus a tree partner and things like that uh but right now uh you west australian relationship when it comes to millie military partnership is second to none in the region um it means japan probably enjoys a greater one would comes to note that join forces but in terms of that very traditional uh compatriot almost uh style of of ablation ship australia this leads the pack okay thanks for clarify find out what should or which at the military due to keep the edge over china our military well the the one thing that military has to do is has to keep up what started near the end of the obama administration which essentially go out there are not be afraid to um uh use force might be a war who forced a way of saying it but asked showed us is willing to back up some of the rhetoric with some action and we'll start to do is do these things called freedom.
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"Talk to people who are working on one or afraid that the president of south could torpedo it only because you just don't know what he's going to do it well the president really again i go back to he can tweet ali it's up to the congress to pass something and said it to his desk kill signed just about anything seventy rule a third a third united states aircraft carrier and the western pacific yesterday the nimitz joining two other ones that are already there in new york i'm not sure how much people are focused on this but out here i'm in california this week people worry that we are going to be in a shooting war with north korea very soon you know it's funny people in new york to say isn't california worried and california shifty there are so many followers in the air one thing that i look at it it's a crisis me that the market had at responded to look at happened in north korea but from a market respect new normally the market look at your politics and you should be worried about north korean but there's so much rhetoric out there whether it's north korea iran or anything else the market has stopped paying attention to the noise and they're saying i want to pay attention to the action to everyone the action war and we need to take it interesting do you think the market is do this connected from reality because the noises too large to land exactly the market has has just turned out because there's too much i mean don't you remember nuts interest so if president would wiggle his nose nordstrom and the market withdraw at this point and a lot of the president says we've in our his administration welcome back to the market has stopped paying attention to the clues you get from moscow i hope he did all that said it that's very interesting because if the market i've always looked at the markers of predictor of events but if it's disconnected that's actually very troubling as variances and stephanie role watch on msnbc this morning in america the euro south forces of the hugh hewitt show brought to you by sierra pacific mortgage for.
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"Communist party intelligence and influence work you have this reminds me speaking of new zealand of some pathbreaking work that another we trevor loudon has been doing on the extent to which the marxist communistserb socialists whatever you want to call them some of them under the sway of old soviet union and the successor there to vladimir putin's regime as well as ah the communist chinese are infiltrating our government as well as subverting us so from within it's a it's a shocking story but one that urgently needs to be told philippic finally turned to something you've also been reporting on and that is the problems that we're facing trying to maintain our naval presence in the pacific region not specifically of the western pacific could south china sea you're latest reporting on what happens to one of our most advanced and most needed ships the uss john mccain that aegis ballistic missile defense ship when it collided with a burchett chip a few weeks back his chilling talk a little bit about what we've learned so far and and what you make of it yeah the navy has concluded that the what you call it collusion with nantes cyber attack although they're still looking into that potential it was something called a skier in kauppi which means that the ship mosque steering control and unfortunately the crew would not prepared to go to manual backup wade work did they have hydraulic an electric command at the bridge would be we turn the rudder two new to ship and that went out and instead of having people man that the after the ship that couldn't literally turn it by hand and they weren't there who it was an indication of severe beer readiness problems which uh is is the initial cause for the actor deadly collision which killed a number of sailor 100 and being the second one in two months or so when let me just read you something bill that appeared on fox news dot com recently it's it's just i mean stunningly alarming we've been talking with some of our naval experts on this and and it's a heads scratcher i think to some extent as well as a terrible affirmation of the concerns that many of us have been expressing it says it as of late june eight of the.
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"You're what the tchaikovsky said the chunk comes via their a state newspaper ofof this kind of confusing with the child com said um if the norex launch then united states you've got you've got an open road to do what ever you wanna do use started if you will launch first which i gum newspaper said it we're gonna have to defend our buddies and allies and i think that's a crock if we started they're going to side with the nor 'cause i think they like to get rid of the north's once and for all like everybody would frankly kboi news time it's ten thirty good morning i'm rick worthington this news brought to you by cap it credit union president trump says the us will not back down on north korea warm governor eddie calvo says there's no sense of panic and guam now and he hopes it stays that way a war in the korean peninsula a war in east asia and the western pacific would tragedy north korea is threatening to launch four missiles after us territory a south korean presidential spokesman says his country and the us are working together trying to maintain security president trump also says the us will always consider negotiations with north korea i'm john lawrence reporting in other news today the boise state football team is opening the 2017 sees it against troy on saturday september ii right here on six seventy kboi they do want you to know about fan appreciation day though they've said it for august 26th that's the saturday prior to.
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"The talk of connecticut cernan worry but no panic on guam mind ging netzler fox news dishes american sovereign south there are over two hundred thousand american citizens heady cal calvo the governor of guam on how people in the us territory are responding to a statement by a north korean general that a the communist country is reviewing plans to launch four intermediate range missiles in the waters off guam the governor has been briefed by us military officials there is a multilayered defence starting from koreanjapan as well as in the western pacific as well as our to rescue assets here and warm with the missile defense system that american community such as one as well as other american communities will be protected that north korean general says plans for the missile launch could be finalized within the week and sent to kim jong warned for his approval during a refueling stop on guam secretary of state rex tillerson saying tuesday defended so we will do so tillerson was heading home from a gathering of asian nations in the philippines are korean americans concerned about the prospect of war college student henry kim says groupc while this before and the only thing that's really to her noses because the president is has more aggressive menace now per se but as an awesome kim says he thinks kinjal knives tonga live up to a leadership legacy but if that includes an attack on an american ferrets worried about something to us can't stamford boxes grenell scott today a rush russian spy plane flew over president trump's golf club in new jersey earlier it was over the nation's capital us military officials were on board the fly over a 'provision.
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"Warships from the puget sound area are on their way to the western pacific and could be involved in the concerns about north korea include the air craft carrier nimitz send destrade shipping kid cummiskey th eldridge reports from the sendoff for the nimitz the uss nimitz oldest aircraft carrier in the fleet could get involved in the newest military concerts three thousand members of the ship's crew loaded on board what's being called a routine sixthmonth deployment in the western pacific indian ocean middle east for obvious security reasons the commanders of the nevitts can't say exactly where they're going or what they're going to be doing bites north korea's on everyone's lives tensions are high on the korean peninsula as north korea's steps up its missile tests uss carl vinson and ronald reagan carrier strike groups are already operating nearby could the nimitz savimbi joining the share there's a chance we could rear admiral bill byrne commands the nimitz strike group it includes the evert based destroyers us as shoop and you assess kid who's three hundred member crews also shipped up we provide presence on the peninsula in in the waters around the peninsula as a deterrent force is an issue of vital importance not only for the us but also japan the japanese network at h case their washington dc correspondent to bremerton for the sendoff seventy three that is the media holly us navy is the bottom of the in the pacific that's why i came here should never get involved the technical competitor he's donnelly says they're not worried about heading at a troubled waters now because i i know how well trained they are but for now it's all speculation at this point the crew is just dealing with the rigors of a deployment headache i go to join with the other strike group ships and the two thousand crew members of the airway handling all the aircraft that will be flying on board and then it's off to the western pacific waiting for orders watching the world of it brevard and keith eldridge coated komo news time 614 let's get over to marina rockinger.
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"Of inviting the chinese despite all these provocations well the rim of the pacific actor ties with the largest of joint international military exercise that occurs on a curve on an everyotheryear vefa and yet we have invited him in the past and they have shown up and they participated in a very ungracious manner in the central tell him that ship that they announced that they're sending but then they also fended intelligence surveillance ship along to try and collect signaled them poyton sort of observe all the military maneuvers the reason why the seemed slightly odd to me when you do these exercises you're there to work with your partners in your allies you're there to cooperate on how you will come together in a final war sharing information your communication protocols how you're going to pass a weapon information and targeting information between the united states and the australian on the other on the japanese them and the other allied countries info in fact when you are seeing china as their largest writing threat to us and allied security in the western pacific you're essentially inviting the wouldbe challenger the wouldbe enemy into the camp to observe how you're going to operate with your ally in fighting presumably now and this just doesn't uh not logical to me on something that i didn't quite frankly back to continue during a trump administration but apparently we are inviting him and they are coming in they would be fooled not too it's a great opportunity to operate with a worldclass navy and find out how one operate so jerry why did we invite them gordon i honestly don't have an answer to that uh the yolk you could say that there's a bureaucratic inertia that build up on their they're not invite them would be on a fan of the fact that matter is is i think there's been a sufficient a huge fishing causing all the different maneuvers that they've done even the this risking intercept of the of the p3 offering out there should have been proficient uh not to do it i would say quite frankly that other violation and and and their continued ignoring of the hague tribunal ruling on the island in the south china sea the artificial aladi would be sufficient to say.
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"And one wonders if there's anybody is going to be able to rain this guy in it it was believed that maybe the the jiji coms would be able to move because as the biggest trading partner ninety percent of all their trade is with the the they could the may be a member the president met with the president zhu being here in the united states dunham are lago during the syrian missile strike that's when he came over and it was believed that they were going to do whatever they could because it was in the coms best interests and they don't want the fed missile system and they don't want the south koreans are getting new nuclear weapons or the japanese getting nuclear weapons or starting to build up by military again based on their history so you think the the jobs going to exert a little bit of pressure of the so far it's not bearing any fruit and now the united states is sending a third aircraft carrier strike group to western pacific region in an apparent warning to north korea to try to get them to stop launch ballistic missiles and their nuclear program the uss nimitz more the world's largest warships it is going to join the two other supercarriers the vinson in the reagan in the western pacific according to military sources and the defense secretary mattis warning yesterday about the potential war with north korea if the were not able to resolve this diplomatically the bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turned into combat if we're not able to resolve the situation through diplomatic means not as nondisabled place the us allies in the region the extreme risk the north korean regime as hundreds of artillery canons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on earth which is the capital of south korea that seoul we also have thirty thousand us troops in theatre the dmz there between north korea and and south korea so again a catastrophic war president trump told waters in an interview last month a major major conflict was possible the preferred a diplomatic solution about such a path could be very difficult so again it's harder the rain this this lunatic in it he doesn't seem to want to.