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3rd accuser comes forward against New York Governor Cuomo

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:25 sec | 1 hr ago

3rd accuser comes forward against New York Governor Cuomo

"Of offensive behavior by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is Matt Piper. Reports at a ruse claims Andrew Cuomo went in and asked her for a kiss during a wedding reception in September. 2019. Now 33 Year old is the third woman to publicly accused Cuomo of offensive behavior and the first who had not worked as a state government employee. Calls for Cuomo to resign are intensifying. He has said his actions were misinterpreted. Dow

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Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 1 hr ago

Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

"Hundreds of Nigerian school girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwest of the country have been released gunmen had taken the girls from the government girls junior secondary school on Friday in the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the west African nation the state government now says two hundred seventy nine of the girls have been freed the government though last week said three hundred seventeen have been kidnapped an Associated Press reporter has seen hundreds of girls dressed in light blue he jobs I'm barefoot sitting at the state government office in one of the areas towns the girls within escorted outside by officials in lined up to be taken away in vans they appeared calm and ranged in ages from ten and up I'm Charles this month

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Vaccine Distribution: An Equity Challenge

Short Wave

09:28 min | 2 hrs ago

Vaccine Distribution: An Equity Challenge

"Okay paying we are talking vaccine equity in the pandemic and just a quick note. We are focusing a just here in the united states for this episode. So let's start with some top line numbers three covid. Nineteen vaccines have been authorized for emergency. Use in the us one very recently. How many people have actually been vaccinated so far well. Since vaccine distribution started in mid december around fifty million people have gotten at least one dose of a covid nineteen vaccine that includes about twenty five million people who got into doses means they've been fully vaccinated with either the pfizer or madonna vaccines. And that's some real progress over the past few months. Still just around eight percent of the total. Us population has been fully vaccinated. So there's still a long way to go. yeah i mean. Do we have any demographics on who the people who got the vaccine are like. Do we have any data on race or ethnicity well. Last week i spent some time at a cdc conference which was online and a bunch of public officials talked about it including dr marcela nunez smith who we heard from earlier. People of color are getting vaccinated rates below their representation in the general population. We know these challenges reflect longstanding deeply rooted systemic rallies. But here's the thing. The data that she's talking about is still pretty limited. You know so far race. Nothing to see. Data have only been collected for about half of the shots given out. Wow only half the thought i mean. There's a little bit frustrating. That's that's not enough data. Yeah it's it's really not and the biden administration pointed this out themselves and they acknowledged that it's pretty abysmal. Doctor rachelle will lansky. She's head of the centers for disease control and prevention and she says the problem is coming from a couple of different directions. Individuals may choose not to report. It may not be required of or requested by providers and some providers as well as jurisdictions have restrictions on data sharing so some of these data gaps are due to the fact that we have inconsistent systems around data gathering. Which you know is something that has been in quite a bit with this pandemic. Yeah that's certainly part of it and there's reasons why people might not want to share their personal information about race ethnicity especially people of color you know. The federal government has a long history of exploiting and under serving minority communities and that extends to this day but now there are government officials saying that. It's up to them to try and convince people that it's important to give their information. Here's neurath shaw. Health official in the state of maine in public health. What gets measured gets managed and if we measure the right things then we will manage the right issues if we measure the wrong things. Then the did that we collect. That may not bear resemblance to current present. Elf challenges is actually what we will end up managing. Yeah so early. On in fact vaccine distribution the only metric that was available was the number of doses sent out in the number of doses administered which basically measured speed and so if the biden harris administration wants to achieve both and equity with axiom distribution. They're going to have to get more comprehensive data on race ethnicity to get a handle on the problem. Yeah i mean. I want to talk about what the biden administration is doing specifically to address this issue of a vaccine but first let's talk about some of the ways. The general rollout has put. Vulnerable communities added disadvantage. Because that's definitely happening. Yeah and to be honest. It's been hard for everyone including health reporters to keep up with the changes that are happening. Daily and weekly with axiom distribution. I mean every single state has its own rules about who qualifies and had a sign up. Obviously that confusion is compounded. If the information isn't coming to you in the language you speak or you don't have access to computers and email and even for people who may have read up on how to book an appointment. It's taken them hours to actually research in book one. So if you don't have time to figure that out and if you don't have access to transportation or time off work to get an appointment and was places you probably haven't been able to get vaccinated yet. Yeah i mean and that's when you know for sure that you want the vaccine. Exactly dr christian rumors. He's a physician and executive that family health centers of san diego. He points out that people also have questions that are very specific to their own circumstances and we want those answered before they feel like they can make an informed decision to actually get vaccinated. Here he is speaking to. My colleague yuki noguchi residency is not just one thing. And in many cases. They're very unique to their own situation. Like i just got treated for cancer. Or i'm on a certain medication or i've had an allergy in the past and those are questions that'll be answered most likely from talking one on one with a medical professional or some other trusted person. Which again if you're part of an underserved community is hard to access. If you don't have the time to seek out those answers it'll be much easier if the vaccines and the resources were coming directly to you right right okay. So ping what has the biden administration specifically announced or done to address vaccine equity so at that. Cdc conference. dr marcellina smith acknowledged that this is a huge issue. And it's not gonna be easily solved. Must attend the underlying social structures arborist as we look ahead to building resilience into our recovery. What we do believe now. Is that the way we get american vaccinating and the emphasis he placed reaching the hardest hit communities attached just as important as being the goals the number of people that's needed so their strategy to get to those goals basically amounts to increasing a couple of different things number one the number of vaccines available number two the number of people giving vaccines and number three. The number of places people can get vaccinated and specific to equity. They've launched a few fema supported mass vaccination sites. These are huge operations set up in stadiums and parking lots that are aiming to give at six thousand shots a day and they're putting some of these in places that score high on something called the social vulnerability right which is a cdc measurement of how vulnerable community is based on social factors like poverty for example. They've also started sending vaccines directly community health centers which serve around thirty million people over. All many whom are rural belong to minority groups or are low income and the centers can also offer outreach in different languages and support for signing up. I mean are they also leaning on non-medical sites to i mean like i know working with community leaders and partners be especially effective. Yeah well they're also talking about sending out that nation trucks to job sites and setting up clinics and local churches and high school gyms and ymca's those non-medical sites that you were talking about and these community clinics might not be serving thousands of people a day but they will make the vaccine available and convenient for people in those communities to get gosh so the vibe administration is really trying to take a both and approach. They're supporting mass vaccination sites to get a lot of people vaccinated quickly and they're also realizing that some people will take more time and more effort to reach so they're also trying to figure out ways to gather better data and target underserved areas. Okay so you know. Most of what we've been talking about today paying as the government is handling this which i would argue is the most important facet but i mean. Is there a sense of individual responsibility here. I know there are a bunch of stories out there about people line jumping or like going into communities outside their own to vaccines how we have all heard the stories and it's hard to say how much it's happening but it does make people feel like the system isn't working you know and what bioethicists have said to me is. That cheating happens for sure but it's probably not happening enough to undermine the system overall i mean. Is that all kind of a short term problem. I mean there's a huge demand right at this point and not enough supply but the hope is that you know in the coming weeks or months the situation will change as vaccine manufacturing and distribution ramp up even further right. Yeah and that's been the hope all along. I mean for weeks now. We've been hearing about a flood of vaccines that will be coming online in the near future. That will make it less. Cut throat to vaccine appointment and we're not there yet but there are some promising signs. The government has now ordered a total of six hundred million doses of pfizer in modern of vaccines to be delivered by the end of july. Which is enough to cover three hundred million people and that's more than all the adults in the us right right. Plus we've got the newly authorized. John jay vaccine which will eventually make a difference right and getting all these shots in urgent right now because we're kind of in a race between vaccinations and variants. Which means that. The more people protect right now. The fewer people will catch the virus and the fewer chances the virus will have to keep mutating in ways that might make it avai the vaccines and the treatments. We've developed so that's why it's still super super important to keep the other measures that prevent the virus from spreading double masking staying physically distant. You know we're all excited about vaccines but health. Experts are saying right now that in the middle of the vaccination campaign is not the time to let up our guard okay pingpong we appreciate you as always thank you for coming on the show things so much. Mattie appreciate you to

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Global carbon emissions already over pre-pandemic lockdown levels

BBC World Service

00:31 sec | 2 hrs ago

Global carbon emissions already over pre-pandemic lockdown levels

"There's a warning the global greenhouse gas emissions, which plummeted for much of last year because of the Corona virus, pandemic are climbing above pre covert levels. The International Energy Agency says economic recovery is fueling the rise. Bones. The government's must move quickly to put clean energy at the heart of stimulus plans to avoid throwing away the chance to make 2019 the definitive peeking global emissions. Brazil, China and India. Also emissions exceed pre pandemic levels by the end of last

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Biden administration will let migrant families, separated under Trump, reunite in U.S.

the NewsWorthy

00:15 sec | 2 hrs ago

Biden administration will let migrant families, separated under Trump, reunite in U.S.

"Of migrant children and their parents separated at the. Us mexico border will be allowed to reunite here in the us and the us government could help pay for transportation healthcare legal services and more for those migrant families. The biden administration announced the policy changes this

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279 schoolgirls released 4 days after mass-abduction in Nigeria

BBC World Service

00:51 sec | 3 hrs ago

279 schoolgirls released 4 days after mass-abduction in Nigeria

"Schoolgirls abducted by gunmen last week from their school in northwest Nigeria have been released. Zamfara State governor said none have been left behind his own. Nigeria correspondent Miami Jones, the parents of the school girls from the town, off junkie be in northwestern Nigeria are waking up to the news. They've been praying for a weekend. Their daughters are now free. Children are currently with the governor off Zamfara State for debrief pictures posted on his social media profile shows the girls finding into a building wearing cream colored veils. The governor didn't know his pain for their release. But on Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari admitted state governments had paid kidnappers in the past. Their fears. This type of abductions are on the increase. This is the second mass kidnapping of school Children in the region in just two months.

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AI panel urges US to boost tech skills amid China's rise

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 9 hrs ago

AI panel urges US to boost tech skills amid China's rise

"A commission on artificial intelligence led by the former CEO of Google since the U. S. needs to increase its AI skills to counter activities by China former Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a commission report on artificial intelligence tells Congress the U. S. needs a White House led strategy to defend against A. I. related threats to set standards on how intelligent machines can be used responsibly and to boost U. S. research and development to maintain the nation's technological advantage over China the panel says that includes a I enabled weapons and that machines that can perceive decide and act more quickly than humans are going to be deployed for military purposes this is a I. group has the ear of top lawmakers from both parties but there's also criticism too many members work for tech companies that have large government contracts Jackie Quinn Washington

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Protesters killed in bloodiest day of Myanmar crackdown

Dailycast News

00:29 sec | 11 hrs ago

Protesters killed in bloodiest day of Myanmar crackdown

"At least eighteen people were killed in more than thirty injured in myanmar on sunday as police and military forces confronted peaceful demonstrations. The reported casualties make sunday the deadliest day since the military seized power on february first as demonstrations against the military coup which ousted democratically elected government of a civilian leader. Aung san suu. She entered their fourth week on saturday. Security forces beginning violent crackdown on protesters and towns and cities across the

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How the pandemic is affecting states unequally

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

04:21 min | 12 hrs ago

How the pandemic is affecting states unequally

"Of the characteristics of this virus economy as we have said on this program. I cannot tell you how many times is how uneven its effects have been on people black and brown and low income. Americans do in way worse in health and jobs and just getting by than whiter and wealthier populations are uncomfortable. As to how they're doing depends on what industry they're in and on states some of which have been really hit by this pandemic less revenue from income and sales taxes and higher virus expenses and some of which states that is doing all right so as the senate takes up. President biden's relief bill this week. And it's three hundred and fifty billion dollars in aid to state and local governments marketplace's mitchell hartman starts us off with a tale of several states. The pandemic recession has delta significant blow to tax collections. State revenues were down by nearly two percent from december. Last year overall. All but according to the urban brookings tax policy center tax revenues actually increased in twenty two states. This disparity has a lot to do with the mix of jobs in layoffs in a state. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy so many lower income people have been laid off higher income. People have been much more likely to keep their jobs so tax. Revenues are down by double digits in states with lots of low-wage tourism jobs in hotels bars and restaurants florida and but states with more jobs that can be done from home at higher wages. Like in high tech and professional services are faring better. Washington's one example thinks in part to folks like darby megan of spokane he's a manager for tech startup. his wife's an accountant for an architecture firm. They're both working from home. We've maintained our salaries and that's been huge blessing. Haven't had to take a step back hours or anything. Like that with the stimulus checks. That was a nice little bonus. The couple owns a home. That's gone up in value. So they're paying more property tax but they've improved their overall balance sheet. We've been able to save significantly more right. We're not eating out as much and they made one really big purchase. A new van built into an rv. So we've sort of taken some of our vacation money that you budget and instead may domestic vacation mobile now not every high earner has come through the pandemic recession unscathed. Fiona greek at the g. P. morgan chase institute has been tracking household checking balances. There are some high income families that have seen cuts in their income cuts in their salaries but most of seeing their bank balances and assets grow and she says one reason is the booming stock market the broader trend. There's the growth and wealth. We see a lot of families transferring money into brokerage accounts to take advantage of those games but some states are missing out on taxing. Those income gains at the top. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy. He points to nevada heavily dependent on tourism dollars revenue down about twelve percent where there is no broad based income tax. You're leaning a lot on sales taxes. Regressive taxes in general. Your revenues aren't going to do quite as well as progressive taxes at a time. Like this of just soaring income inequality contrast that with california that's opted for a more progressive mix leaning a bit more on the income tax most states do with higher top income tax rates on top earners. Especially that's staring a whole lot. Better with revenues up around two percent since the pandemic started. That's helped a good bit by silicon valley which attracted v and his family from texas. So i'm a software engineer. I was in iran for about four and a half years. And then during the pandemic My wife connor fulltime opportunity and bay area so we moved. He says silicon valley employers are hiring. Like there's no tomorrow. There were plenty of opportunities in the to offers in my hand. Some states are now considering hiking taxes on top earners to boost revenues and fund recovery from the pandemic including new york. Minnesota connecticut rhode island and

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Stocks Surge, With S&P 500 Logging Best Day Since June

WSJ What's News

00:59 sec | 13 hrs ago

Stocks Surge, With S&P 500 Logging Best Day Since June

"Us stocks rallied today as bond markets began to calm down. After last week's volatility the s. and p. Five hundred had its best day. Nine months closing up two point. Four percent the dow climbed two percent and the nasdaq jumped three percent. Our markets reporter. A connie otani has more but in the last couple of weeks of course we've seen the yield on the ten year five year the thirty year. A you name. It yields on. Us government bonds rising very substantially in a pretty short period of time and that had put a lot of pressure on riskier assets stocks. Because it's sort of fundamentally brings into question whether investors have missed price expectations around growth and inflation. But what we saw monday was actually pretty good. Data on the manufacturing front and that sorta helped calm down the selloff in the bond market. We saw yields retrace a little bit from the levels. They had hit last week and not in turn. I think helped. Calm the equity market side of things as

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Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Gets 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

Rick Roberts

00:27 sec | 14 hrs ago

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Gets 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

"His covert 19 vaccine at Ellis Davis Field House today, he says he wanted to encourage those in minority communities to do the same. Americans. So what is the matter who are maybe to some degree right? Police get the booth system and the government, but I needed to be able to show the way Rice is the longest serving elected leader in a Dallas County. New U. S ambassador to the U. N made

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Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by a 2nd Former Aide

The Breakfast Club

01:49 min | 16 hrs ago

Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by a 2nd Former Aide

"A second former aide as accused governor andrew cuomo of sexual harassment. Now the first woman on wednesday lindsay boylan describes several years of uncomfortable interactions with governor cuomo including an invitation to play strip poker on a government. Airplane cuomo has denied those allegations in an initial response. Also talked about miss bennet now Miss bennet charlotte bennett. She's twenty five year old former aide to cuomo told the new york times that he asked inappropriate. Personal questions told her that he was open to relationships with women in their twenties and she said that he left her feeling like he wanted to sleep with her. He never made any physical advances. She said but she did describe a meeting in his office where he talked about being lonely during the pandemic. He said he can't even hug anyone and then when she said she couldn't how parents he was like. No i mean really hug somebody. And then she also said she was talking to him about her experience as sexual assault survivor. And he seemed fixated the revelation. She also told a friend via text pitches the way he was repeating. You were raped and abused and attacked assaulted and betrayed over and over again. While looking me directly in is with something out of a horror movie she said. I felt like was testing me now. He has denied that he believed he was acting as a mentor and never made advances toward mrs he said nor did i ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate. He also went on to say that things may have been interpreted as unwanted flotation and he apologized for that and he also promised an investigation. I had said he would appoint a former federal judge to lead an inquiry but backtracked after he said after critics pointed out that he had close ties to one of his advisors and then he said he would ask petition. James who was the state attorney. General janet difiore the chief judge of the court of appeals to select an independent and qualified lawyer to review the

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Time running out to help 16 million Yemenis avoid disaster

UN News

01:06 min | 17 hrs ago

Time running out to help 16 million Yemenis avoid disaster

"U n chief antonio guiterrez has led a call for support for sixteen million yemenis including starving children amid a massive funding shortfall for the aid operation in the war crippled country in an appeal for three point. Eight five billion dollars this year mister gutierrez said that nearly fifty thousand yemenis are enduring. Famine like conditions. Yemeni children are starving. The secretary general insisted adding that nearly half of all children under five will likely suffer from acute malnutrition and four hundred. Thousand of those children could die without urgent treatment. The worst hunger is in areas affected by six years of conflict. He said in opening remarks. At a pledging event for yemen organized by the governments of switzerland and sweden some four million people have been forced from their homes. The un secretary general said adding that the hootie offensive in maarib could displace hundreds of thousands. More militarised reiterated his appeal for the water and it has to stop. He said calling for an immediate nationwide ceasefire and confidence building measures followed by an inclusive. Yemeni led political process coordinated by the united nations.

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Seattle to open more permanent COVID-19 vaccination sites in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, Lumen Field Event Center

KUOW Newsroom

05:04 min | 20 hrs ago

Seattle to open more permanent COVID-19 vaccination sites in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, Lumen Field Event Center

"Seattle is setting up permanent mass vaccination sites at the lumine field events center also in rainier beach and west seattle seattle mayor. Jenny durkan says the expansion will reach thousands more vulnerable residents each week and thousands more with enough supplies. And i spoke with mayor durkan about this expansion and why it is so needed here. Despite the fact that seattle was the first to kind of experienced both hospitalization deaths of covid because of the hard work sacrifices that the businesses and residents have made we have for the top thirty cities or so in america the lowest level of disease in hospitalization and part of the reason for that is. We're able to stand up just a first in class testing system. We wanna first in class vaccination system and so we're building the infrastructure to make permanent some of our vaccinations sites and to be able to be one of the first cities in the country to vaccinate all of its residents that need to be vaccinated and of course it requires us to get a steady dose of the vaccines. But it's looking like we will in some very excited. They will make a couple of our vaccination sites permanent We'll stand up a mass vaccination site and we'll open additional sites as time permits well. We're the new mass vaccination site you're talking about coming online. The new the new mass vaccination side is going to be what's now called. Bloomfield used to be centurylink people. Think of where the seahawks play. And how about what's going to be going on at the rainier beach and west seattle facilities those way. We'll make the rainier beach and west seattle facilities permanent vaccine sites It's incredibly important just to be able to reach all parts of our community particularly those who've been hardest hit by the virus and we know clearly from the data that Our communities of color in particular have been hit by cove not just the health impacts but the economic impact and the health impacts have been significantly disproportionate. So i'm very excited. We'll be able to keep that rear beach Facility open and have it as a permanent vaccine location and also very excited that we can keep west seattle open because as you know not only are the number of underserved communities in that area but it also because the west seattle bridge it's access to other parts of the city has been significantly diminished. So we've got to bring the vaccine to the people that need it absolutely. You mentioned the communities of color. Do you know what the vaccination rates are looking like when it comes to inoculating these communities much more percentage of the population. Getting the disease and much lower portion. Actually getting the vaccines. That's why the city of seattle has stepped up and are are. We are really providing that equity lens or vaccinations and really proud of seattle fire department. And all the work. They've done but very proud of the community based organizations who have stood up helped us implement a program so that we've been able to do pop up clinics in the communities for those who've been under served and seventy percent of the vaccinations that we've been able to deliver have been to buy pock community. We're really pushing with our community. Based partners to get those people who might not have access to healthcare. They might be hesitant to get the vaccine or have language barriers and by doing that. We're we're reaching the people that that are most vulnerable and need the vaccine. Will you mentioned hesitancy in the groups that you've had discussions with we've heard a lot about this certain communities of color just being simply afraid to get given the us history and medical practices here in our country. But do you really think it's an issue or are we just talking about lack of access to the vaccine. So i think it is both i think right now because we are in the period where they're scarcity. We're working hard to make sure that we get the shots arms and and and getting them to the right people so using the lens for that soon. I think we will have enough vaccine to deliver. And then we'll have to shift to try to get people who would be hesitant to come. You have to remember that. For the last four years the federal government waged war against are immigrants and refugees. It's hard to then turn on a dime and tell them they can now trust government. And so that's why it's very important to have community based partners that people that speak the language or that are trusted messengers and has the new mapping tool created by the university of washington helped you achieve these goals or is there something more that can better serve these bypass communities the tool has been very helpful because it gives us the actual data showing Vice zip code where the disease is most prevalent and so we can see using that tool that we have not been able to reach some of the communities most at risk for the disease that helps us target zip codes but we still need the community based partners who can work with people that they trust to get them to the vaccine sites.

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As Telecoms Spend Billions on Wireless, Where Does That Leave the Wired?

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

05:36 min | 1 d ago

As Telecoms Spend Billions on Wireless, Where Does That Leave the Wired?

"Telecom. Companies are spending a lot of money on wireless infrastructure to support their five g networks last week. The fcc announced that verizon spent forty five billion dollars buying spectrum in the agency's auction at and t. spent twenty three billion but in the meantime wired broadband infrastructure is not feeling the love. At and t. Has stopped connecting new customers to its dsl network. A report last fall found that it has deployed high speed fiber to only about a third of households in its network and it's got big gaps in low income areas in many cities angeles for is the executive director of the national digital inclusion alliance. Which wrote that report we are seeing. At and t. not invest in low income neighborhoods as much as they do higher income neighborhoods and to understand that in the inner in the united states. The internet is a commodity so they're looking for highest return and you have evidence of this right. You have put out a report to this effect. That essentially overlays the fiber investment with income and. It seems pretty clear we did. Yes released a digital redlining report in two thousand seventeen where we found that the really slow old dsl tended to be in lower income neighborhoods That went against the general understanding that it was rural areas that weren't getting the investment and then more recently. We did a report with the communication workers of america where their data found that. There were Large portions of. At and t. service that wasn't being upgraded to fiber and there were no plans to upgraded to fiber right. And then how does that. Connect to what we're hearing which is. At and t.'s. Plans to stop connecting even knew dsl users in those areas that have this older infrastructure right. So at and t. is really switching to a wireless model where they are relying upon the plans for five g. and their existing wireless which in a sense is probably great but for the folks on the ground. Not so great. If your internet connection you had been relying upon a wire line connection a dsl service and it's no longer. There's not going to be an upgrade. You have no chance of getting a faster speed and your only option for. At and t.'s. To switch to their wireless wireless comes with data caps. Right right so it's a lot. More expensive to maintain a wireless connection than a wire. Line connection i mean. We're talking about eighteen t because they're the biggest in heaven. Some ways been really conspicuous about this sort of weirdly slowing infrastructure. Build out but his. At and t. Any different than other telecoms in terms of this lack of investment in widespread fiber. We're seeing is is the lack of investment in the lower income neighborhoods by. At and t. With verizon we see skipping of whole cities so so they're making they're each making their own choices as to where they go with their fiber investments and for the rest of us who end up in any of these places where those investments aren't happening. We need to say. Are we okay with that or do we need to somehow influencing either their decisions or coming up with our own solutions. We currently have proposals in congress. Right from republican members of congress that would essentially prevent me broadband that would in theory expand broadband access prevent cities from building their own so those proposals that restrict cities from building their own. Assume that the incumbents are going to distribute their fiber in a way that makes sense for everybody so but it's not equitable and so it really comes down to are we. Okay with the inequity. I met okay with the inequity right. Everybody needs access to fast broadband and it needs to be affordable and so if we have places right now it's already state laws state laws that say no no. The local communities cannot build their own infrastructure and if we do that federally than limits all those options and we as a country relate. Yes we build things ourselves and then the government's like no no no. You can't build it yourself all. That doesn't make any sense. So then let's talk about this. The wireless future the five g future. Do you think that that will benefit some of these underserved areas or might we see the exact same thing where we now have next generation networks that further entrench inequity. I think we have to assume that. Five g will bring further inequities. There's no reason to think that the current technologies aren't being ruled out equitably that the newer technologies will be rolled out equitably. We all know that we should learn from history. Learn from the best and so just changing. The technology isn't going to change the business model. The business model remains the same and currently there is just to put a fine point on it. You said this is a commodity right. There are not regulations. There's nothing to prevent. Companies from not serving specific areas broadband is very lightly regulated. So at this point in time congress and others could choose to change this at this point in time. There's nothing to keep companies from rolling out broadband infrastructure. Where they feel like they're going to get the highest return. Angeles is the executive director of the national digital inclusion alliance in a statement. At told us that quote our investment decisions are based on the capacity needs of our network and demand for our services. It said any suggestion of discrimination or redlining was wrong

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Tech Companies Face New Rules in India

WSJ Tech News Briefing

05:06 min | 1 d ago

Tech Companies Face New Rules in India

"For many tech companies. India is key to continued growth while developed markets are becoming increasingly saturated there over one point. Three billion people in india only about half of whom are online which means there are hundreds of millions of people who have yet to start using email or buying things online but india has increasingly sought to exert more control over the tech giant's setting up shop there which has sometimes resulted in clashes between the companies. And the government. The latest new rules to govern how internet companies like twitter and whatsapp handled problematic content. Online here to talk more about this is tech reporter newly per now. Hey newly thanks for being here. My pleasure okay. So let's start by talking. Broadly about some of the regulations. The indian government has started to implement what we've we been seeing up to now sure we'll over the last few years. As e commerce companies like amazon or as digital services like google and twitter and facebook have become so prominent in india as they are in other countries. You've start to hear bureaucrats talking about the importance of data sovereignty. They call it or the rights of indians to be able to make their grievances against some of these platforms heard or the fact that these behemoths are so dominant and that indian start ups and tech companies haven't really been given to room to breeze the government officials say. And so you started. Hear them talking about the quietly geopolitical reasons. The success that china has had in developing their own tech giant's global tech giants. And so you starting to see moves like tightening of restrictions on ecommerce companies that affect amazon. And the the amazon of india coai flip car which is now owned by walmart. You started to see data. Localization regulation start should be talked about and the now of course these newest rules on social media company. So it's a bit by bit tightening. Where the government seems to be exerting more control over some of these. us tech firms that have been just so dominant. Over the years in india and newly i understand that some of the measures have resulted in a couple of clashes particularly in the last few weeks. Sure will the. The one of the major clashes in recent weeks with twitter was where the government asked the platform to remove a lot of accounts that were tweeting anti-government material amid these long running protests of farmers against the government in new delhi said that they're inflammatory. They're inciting violence. They're trying to foment social unrest. Twitter blocked them unblock them and then under pressure from the government in which they were threatened with having their executives arrested block them again. So you have a twitter or being in the position of saying we respect freedom of speech and people's ability to express political opinions and wanting to enable their us to do that. But then really getting hit with this. Mr very strong pushback from the government so that was a major one and then thursday. Of course we have these these new social media intermediary rules right and let's talk more about those new rules. What prompted them. And what are they meant to do. Well there had been suggestions brewing for some time that the government was looking to revamp what it calls its intermediary rules which are the rules that govern tech platforms and so called over the top or ott players like what's app and streaming platforms like netflix. And so what. They've come out with on. Thursday is a set of rules that set out guidelines for how these large social media companies have to operate so include things like including a grievance officer who's resident in india to address concerns that users or the government might have it includes timelines that tech companies have to keep in mind in responding to some of these issues a code of conduct have ethics for streaming platforms and so essentially. It seems to be the government saying our users should be able to take action or have their their problematic issues address with these platforms. And we wanna make rules really for the first time that make these tech. Companies have to respond more quickly. So how are the tech companies responding to that. What did they say about these new rules so far. They haven't said much you know. Companies of all stripe don't like to be regulated unless they have to be although facebook has said for some time with mounting regulations. Coming around the world that they welcome them but tech observers have said. It's some of these are raised issues worries because they come as prime minister. Modi's government is facing his biggest political test ever in these months-long protests by farmers against some new farming regulations. And and so you've seen the in rhetoric. At least the government getting more aggressive with these companies that are so dominant in india. Many of them have not said much and and they may be waiting to see you know if the political storm passes but they certainly don't want to come out and say well we're not going to do or we're not going to disagree with the government because as we've seen last year india did ban tiktok massively popular platform in india after some clashes in the border region with china. So that was a warning sign. I think to a lot of these companies that india won't hesitate to take drastic action

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Episode #45: "Intimacy Coordinators" and a New York Governor Fights New #MeToo Allegations

PR & Law

03:56 min | 1 d ago

Episode #45: "Intimacy Coordinators" and a New York Governor Fights New #MeToo Allegations

"We are again. What's happening not too much cam. What's going on it's going on your end. How are things you know. We're pretty much back to normal here. I think i sort of touched on this last week. But like everyone's back to work There's no more split. Sort of abe teams going in life. Returned to normal. Restaurants are open in the evenings. There's still a table limit of four but that's pretty good so it feels like the worst is behind us here although it's felt like that before and it wasn't that way hopefully it. Is that way this time. Wow well that makes one of us. That's not not the situation here at all. We're still pretty much the same lockdown scenarios. We've been in for. I don't. I don't even know. I mean i know you and i were talking before we started recording like i have. I have such a difficult time listening to the news. Now i kind of listen to the headlines the top of the hour and then i have to turn it off because it's just delays on facts scenes and the rollout being pushed back in. Are we going to get approval for this drug. Or we're going to get approval for that drug and i understand that the stuff is critically important in. I should be up to date with what's going on. But i'm just i'm so. I'm just so exhausted and here. I am now talking about it. And so listeners. I'm sorry i understand. This is what you're hearing from every other station but Yeah i'm just. I don't i can't do it anymore. Cam do it. It's interesting because i mean we also off the air talking about the united states and how they've turned it around so quickly. I mean kind of kudos to you guys down there you know in terms of vaccines and just how like even just a few weeks ago. It looked like we were going to go to some dark days. you know with the uk virus and the brazilian strain and so on so forth. But it. but it's really been been you know managed very well. I mean what what is going on sort of where you are you in in terms of the management. Why why do you think it's not working out so well well cam that would be an entire show. Maybe too much did not even not even an episode. I mean we'd have to have several because again you know. You always run the jurisdictional issues were not unlike the united states in that regard right you know the rollout from one state to the next is markedly different. We're having all kinds of issues in that regard from province to province and you know you ultimately have the federal government. And they're doing it's just been you know a particularly in ontario a complete and utter gong. Show i i would be shocked. If any member of my family is in a position to be vaccinated before november of this year i mean an and i don't think that is hyperbole or sensationalist. I think that's probably consistent with what the reality is going to play out as you know last point on this it's interesting here in hong kong and asia generally because there's actually a lot of skepticism about the vaccine i. There's a lot of people who aren't sure if they wanna get the vaccination you know there's there's some real doubt about it and yet i see in the us and canada and some other western countries. There's you know huge interest in it and people are getting that vaccine as soon as it's available and it's interesting to see how two different cultures or multiple different cultures can look at these vaccines differently because it seems like there's not as much sort of skepticism back there. Yeah i mean you know as you know. We have our fair share of antibiotics. They they do exist. I think you know like a lot of sort of questionable political views they're dormant they're quiet and they're not necessarily advertising their position on these issues but rest assured they exist. Yep and they'll be back. Continue the

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(02/27) HOTL Hour 3

Handel On The Law

03:05 min | 2 d ago

(02/27) HOTL Hour 3

"This is handle on the law. Marginal legal advice. Where i tell you have no case. This is floored where a woman is suing the town. She lives in after getting more than a hundred thousand dollars in parking fines. And so is the story of sandy martinez and she parks in her driveway in such a way that she has violated the town ordinance and has been for over a year parking her car in violation of the town ordinance. Whether it's on her property it goes over the driveway. Whatever does the story doesn't tell us exactly what she did. But she's been sitting there and accruing fines of over one hundred grand and now. She is suing the town saying that you have no business finding be one hundred thousand dollars. That is excessive and therefore it is illegal and therefore the fine should be removed and the argument is that the amount of the fines are catastrophic and the government doesn't have the power to impose the financial death penalty so to speak for trivial violations. The company said or her lawyer said the town finder two hundred and fifty dollars per day for the harmless offensive part Parking your car partially on our own front lawn which is clearly in violation and she did it enough to where she got. Hit two hundred and fifty dollars a day and wouldn't and by the way wouldn't move her car it's not as if they towed it away. They just kept on hitting her with fines because they would hit her with a fine she would affect too bad. I'm not paying and now that it's hit a one hundred thousand dollars. He says that's unfair. And she thinks that the law itself or the fine is excessive. She's going to have a tough time with this. And the reason is and the only reason of the reason. Her arguing excessive is that it's it has added up to so much money. Well it's how much the initial fine was. And she's violated violated violated violated. And i think she finally got The two hundred and fifty dollars a day out of two hundred and fifty dollars a day for the entire year three hundred. I don't know but three hundred times to fifty years but it's more than a hundred grand so her argument is not gonna fly for example. Let's say you get a part. Let's say you get a speeding ticket day after day right. And it's a couple hundred dollars and you don't pay it and somehow you're ignoring the warrants. That are out for In your name in the end you get tagged after five months speeding every day and wait. That's too much money. You're charging me doesn't work that way. And so she's gonna lose. There's no question and and the legal issue is does the city have the right to impose a fine of two hundred fifty dollars date. Yes does the city have the right to determine where parked my car on my property. Yes you can't park on your lawn yes. Does the city have the right to say on a public street. I can't part more than seventy two hours us. More than seventy two hours which is my local ordinance. Otherwise they told the car. Hey it's my property. That's a public street. You can't have the right to take away my car. Oh yes we do and it happens all day long so great argument lady absolutely for sure phone calls. Hello audra welcome to handle on the law. Hi four and a half months ago. We were heading out of town. Pulling our brand new trailer year-old fish tailed and Flipped and it was totaled My trucks has one insurance but trailer has a different insurance. My trucks and repaired. We're all good. My trailer was sold. As i said I signed a month ago. I signed the title over to them and they in the letter said we're going to give you forty five thousand dollars. I can not get the money from them. I keep getting passed around to people by sue. Them you've got assume. You have no choice if sue the insurance company. Now it's all you can do. The insurance companies the one that breached the warranty the contract insurance company good news. That's good news. Okay so you find out where they do business. Are you in the state of california. Do they have an office in the state of california. I believe they. Do you find out where the offices and you sue them. And if you can't find an office in the state of california then what you do if they don't have An office but they sell in the state which clearly they do. Then you simply contact the secretary of state and you could do this all on the internet very easy to do and you find out who the agent for service of process is. There's actually the name of a law firm or a an individual where you can serve the company and then that individual law firm whatever law is representing whoever you're suing who is not in the service of process service awesome. Yeah just go right to the secretary of state. Hello jake bill. Yes what can i do for you

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"american government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:47 min | 4 months ago

"american government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Maybe it's because I grew up in India. American government at the federal level functions pretty well, and it's certainly used to function pretty well when it was well funded when it was respected. The government of the fifties and sixties, for example, is the government that created The information revolution by funding microchips by creating the Internet by creating GPS. All these came out of government programs. But what happens with Reagan as you begin this assault on government and its air, he said. Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem. The nine most frightening words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help. All that has taken enormous tool, coupled with the defunding of government. I mean government agencies. We don't recognize this because the numbers obscured because Social Security, Medicare and the Defense Department have all gone up so much, but the other functions of government Have have either stayed the same as the population has doubled, or they have actually been cut dramatically. You see this, for example, in something like the IRS, the I. R s is able to do half assed. Many audits as it was 25 years ago. And so all that dysfunction is part of a deliberate effort. To deconstruct the administrative state. That phrase comes from Steve Bannon, who said the goal off the Trump revolution is to deconstruct the administrative state. Well, if that's your goal, guess what? When you have a pandemic, it's not going to function very well. Take a break here. Let me reintroduce you were speaking with Fareed Zakaria. His new book is 10 lessons for a post pandemic world will continue our conversation in just a moment. This is fresh air. Falcon Hollywood tell diverse.

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"american government" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"american government" Discussed on 600 WREC

"The reason going on in this country the the American government right now it is six hundred casualties could have been avoided had corporation for wait until after first linguistics follow to question to identify every individual starring Washington I see no reason for the defense my position is an artificially created multiple personality where there's a new identity hidden behind a barrier the call of his new identity with hypnotics were full access codes and signals or some kind you give it the assignment whether it's career infiltration or sass nation assignment this time is carried out there one switch back to the regular version they have no memory they will do anything to discredit people realize the alternative to fashion dictatorship not with complete that is how many people describe swan song firefighters three rounds of people one of the most came out in the early seventies during a number of presidential provision in June of nineteen seventy five it was on CIA abuse and I stayed for forty five what we came out with chapter talking about mine with a collation comical programs and cable for their social programs run by the Central Intelligence Agency with the five you are listening to ground zero numbers to call at eight seven seven seven three three one zero one one we're so happy about the program Scott right here to talk about Louis Jolliet west and the reason why was because Stephen Hopkins the book called the cult of trump on reliable sources with.

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"american government" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"american government" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Paraguay for four hundred thousand dollars to the tune of one hundred and fourteen and a half million dollars to the American taxpayer. So when the government complains, or when when we talk about when you hear the Democrats say that we have an income problem, we need to raise taxes, there's two fronts. We should be fighting on number one. There's record revenue into the treasury. We do not have an income problem in the United States. We have a spending problem in the United States that's evident. And the example that I use most often, and and I mean, no disrespect to Elton. John the singer Elton John was very very vocal. And very honest about his filing bankruptcy. And he filed bankruptcy because even at the millions of dollars. He made with his music and continues to make with his music. He spent more than he made. If you could imagine that. That's what the American government does. So now, the Democrats want to do something called the green new deal in green new deal calls for creating a house committee to draft legislation to fight global warming. Turn the US economy into something to what Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Envisions the green new deal could be a preview to what the policies of the Democratic Party will back in twenty twenty will the American people in large the size of an already bloated government. If they are already spending at a deficit of twenty two trillion dollars. Why would any American Republican or democrat give them more money to waste think about you as a as someone who has lines of credit, whether it's credit cards loans, whatever it is at some point. The Bank says to you. We're not giving you any more money, and they don't give you any more money because you haven't been responsible with the money. They've given you. At what point to the American people in mass, the independence and the Republicans. If not the Democrats stand up and say, you've mismanaged everything you've gotten so far until you get your affairs in order. We're done with this. And yet the Democrats in the house are gonna fight for a tax increase..

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"american government" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"american government" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"Embassy in Georgia was actively opposed with the ambassador making statements that would both reduce my level of protection. And also influenced the government of Georgia to keep the young man in jail. Ultimately, what I discovered was the I had to go over the head of the Georgian government and the American government and go directly to the people and the public in order to get them to into my will get the governments to to give Justice to this young, man. And I did that when I discovered that the Georgia was susceptible to adverse western publicity, if it was time to an event where they wanted positive publicity. The case was reopened because I have negotiated agreement with sixty minutes to do an expose on this case. And that expose was timed, right. When Mr Bush was better be going to Georgia Georgia wanted positive, publicity, and so agreed to reopen. The prosecution of the young it's unbelievable. We're going to go to a break here, folks. I hope you're listening carefully. This is big stuff. The book is the spy who was left behind the author is Michael polara. We'll be right back to the Eric Metaxas. Show. This is AM nine hundred seventy the answer. It's mostly cloudy. Thirty eight degrees. What's going on? We have the answer. The PD searching for an angry commander who damaged an a bus cell phone video from people in the area shows the man standing in front of the fifteen bus in lower Manhattan. As the buzzer, twenty three.

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"american government" Discussed on Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast

Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast

02:56 min | 2 years ago

"american government" Discussed on Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast

"Made the decision to not only overthrow the american government but to choose to do this new society in a way that completely subjugated anyone that wasn't in there you know sphere of influence and who they thought was the power elite for them and so i think it's interesting because that's the same thing that they do june right it's the same thing happens with her like she sees them all as terrible horrible monsters and in the season like she has this connection with in early on she has the connection with fred but he turns the corner and goes pretty early but she gets this relationship with serena and so she starts feeling kind of the same way that we do because we're supposed to feel at the same way she is so they have very very very craftily made us feel the same way june hasn't gotten us comfortable with serena the human being only to come back to this episode and to go reminder she's terrible person who decided to do terrible terrible people and so i thought that was very interesting just looking back on going you bastard you've got us even though you like we talk about so much about how they build us up to break us down and like we see it coming all the time but this was like a kind of a long play of like the whole character arc of everybody on this show just really kind of buying into serena it is really focused on serena because the season's been very serena heavy so i just thought that was really interesting looking at and going that's kind of the same emotional arc that i think june goes through and you know to the point where she's like a hate them all but then she starts getting this connection she learns more about serena these not know it was just very interesting to me to really extrapolate the big picture out of that as i the story goes the last episode was really intriguing because she does get an out and you get the sense that some somewhere whatever happened she is steeled herself to the point where even if she has literally she's offered to go to hawaii you know and a baby but it's not as close to her to happening as this baby and so i think at the core of it all on an intellectual level she understands that women should be able to read obviously because she totally overrode that whole situation fred was sick and she knows that women can do things really well because she let june in on two june was a great editor and she was a great writer and so like unin intellectual level she understands but but it's a means to an end for her so like it doesn't matter if you're a great writer or a great reader or a great editor or whatever that's great good for you but it's about babies like serena is so singularly focused that almost any horrific thing could happen but if it meant that she could get a baby soviet you know like that's sort of the thing because you do see these moments where you're like oh hey she knows she knows that women can do things she let the obt one come in even doubted than she thought she thought oh women are simple and.

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"american government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The american government they say we think this was deliberate that this was a kind of sabotage by the white house to discourage other civil servants from filing complaints if they knew that the board was paralyzed that would basically prevent them from complaining at all you're right that one of the departments most hard hit by president trump's war on the quote deep state is the department of the interior which is now being run by ryan zinke and he's adapted you say he's trump's approach to expertise loyalty and dissent so what's going on there now you that a discovered at the department of interior is a reflection something's happening across the government which is that some of the practices and the habits of the white house are now trickling down into the agencies and beginning to shape day to day decision making it's not just the pyrotechnics that we see in the west wing but it's now actually where the rubber meets the road the way the government functional and i'll give you an example the a few months ago the leadership of the department of interior ryan zinke got very unhappy with the press coverage that he was getting there had been a leak that he was intending to go ahead with the largest rollback and protected public land in american history and so zinke and other appointees ordered a an attempt to try to plug the leaks you know this is the sort of thing we hear about a lot from the white house there's this preoccupation with leaks and a civil servant named matthew allen was asked to plug the leaks matthew allen was an army veteran who worked at the pentagon on the counter isis cam campaign eventually came over to the department of interior and he said look i don't think that we can plug the leaks quite the way that you imagine this is not classified material this is not the sort of stuff that is illegal to circulate in many cases and he registered his objections they told him again to plug the leaks and what they also told them was that they wanted to see every foia requests that was coming every freedom of information act request about one of them they wanted to see and when he said look i don't think i have the thority or the legal latitude to do this he was as they say in washington turkey farm.

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"american government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The basis of either nationality or religion but that argument runs up against repeated statements and tweets candidate trump made during his presidential campaign donald j trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states trump wants president stopped using such categorical language while at the same time drawing a connection between the ban and his campaign statements in february last year for instance he castigated a federal judge for blocking the first version of the travel dan declaring that he would not back down i keep my campaign promises the heritage foundation's malcolm defends the president while acknowledging his shortcomings the president has intemperate moments but he has said that what we are targeting are not muslims but she hottest and there are about fifty or fifty one majority muslim nations but we are targeting countries that are points volunteer ability either because they lack the capacity or they failed to cooperate with us or they are safe havens of terrorism making the contrary argument however are not just those directly challenging the travel ban but an astounding group of former national security experts who've served in republican and democratic administrations alike as well as more than two dozen retired top generals and admirals in several friend of the court briefs they argued that the travel ban not only violates american law but it has harmed national security it actually made us less safe general michael hayden served as director of the national security agency and then cia director from nineteen ninety nine to two thousand nine hayden notes for instance that since the trump ban he's gotten calls from cia officers still in government telling him the ban was making it far more difficult to recruit socalled assets and spies in the targeted countries locations that are essential to the fight against isis and radical islam just think of the impact pronouncing from the american government that people from that country will you've just recruited are never allowed or at least not allowed for the foreseeable future to enter this country you have taken off the board the last sanctuary that the case officer uses to help recruit someone the national security experts who filed briefs opposing the ban note that no individual from any of the.

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"american government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of the president's order doesn't discriminate on the basis of either nationality or religion but that argument runs up against repeated statements and tweets candidate trump made during his presidential campaign donald j trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states trump wants president stopped using such categorical language while at the same time drawing a connection between the ban and his campaign statements in february last year for instance he castigated a federal judge for blocking the first version of the travel ban declaring that he would not back down i keep my campaign brown the heritage foundation's malcolm defends the president while acknowledging his shortcomings the president has intemperate moments but he has said that what we are targeting are not muslims but she hottest naruebet about fifty or fifty one majority muslim nations but we are targeting countries that are points of vulnerability either because they lacked the capacity or they failed to cooperate with us or they are safe havens of terrorism making the contrary argument however are not just those directly challenging the travel ban but an astounding group of former national security experts who've served in republican and democratic administrations alike as well as more than two dozen retired top generals and admirals in several friend of the court briefs they argued that the travel ban not only violates american law but it has harmed national security it actually made us less safe general michael hayden served as director of the national security agency and then cia director from nineteen ninety nine two thousand nine hayden notes for instance that since the trump ban he's gotten calls from cia officers still in government telling him the ban was making it far more difficult to recruit socalled assets and spies in the targeted countries locations that are essential to the fight against isis and radical islam just think of the impact of pronouncing from the american government that people from that country where you've just recruited are never allowed or at least not allowed for the foreseeable future to enter this country you have taken off the board the last sanctuary that the case officer uses to help recruit someone the national security experts who filed briefs opposing the ban note that no individual from any of the.

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"american government" Discussed on SOFREP Radio

SOFREP Radio

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on SOFREP Radio

"Saying that he was a pow and that he knows where other american pow's are still held in vietnam and both of those things where is the got the attention of the american government we did repatriate him they flew him out pick them up in in bangkok than fluids okinawa then back to the united states news brought up on charges some of the charges were thrown out but he did get charged on communicating with the enemy and there are times where even hit other american pow's at the behest of the vietnam he was convicted of that so he never served any jail time he was just stripped of his rank his veteran's benefits all his back pay those all gone get the hell out of your garwood is one of these guys like he was such a disgrace to the marine corps i think they try to just sweep it all under the rug as fast as they possibly could i don't think they really wanted to deal with it have to you could read that at safra dot com very interesting it's a weird story man yeah super weird and you can draw comparisons to john walker lindh the american taliban or beaubourg goal and afghantistan and i don't wanna make a direct comparison the only thing i would say really stance appa tween garwood and bergdahl is these are people who should not have been in the military in the first place shouldn't have been there that's what i would say about them but otherwise otherwise the cases differ significantly.

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"american government" Discussed on Super Station 101

Super Station 101

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on Super Station 101

"You mentioned in the american government guys who argued for liberty guys who argued for what is the fundamental understanding of what the country was really about property rights on alienable rights individual sovereignty there now radicals to call the freedom caucus i mean they make them even sound like we're those nuts over there the freedom caucus one of my favorite guys although i will say this rand paul obviously is one of my favorite guys and i'm sure if you're listening to this program he's one of yours i am still disgusted by his support for old lady face mitch mcconnell a guy so corrupted that he's never he hasn't work since the eighties now for those you out the eighties when polyester was still men could wear it the eighties has never had a job but politics he's gotten sold i call them old lady face mitch mcconnell because he reminds me of aunt from me berry with that face looks like he's never had a hair on it in his life one of them games with their turkey neck this is the this is the exact kind of guy you gotta get the hell outta office should never be in government shouldn't even be close to it whose wife is the heiress to a shipping mogul from china for god's sakes that the more they look at him he's thirty five to forty five million dollars how how he's never had a job where's the money come from and then it ran paul supported him in the last election so it really took the wind out of my sails for rand paul but i still think every once in a while he comes up with some great stuff so when they were asking him about this on the bus i thought his comments were refreshing i thought if we could get more congressman to talk like rand paul the think like rand paul it would be beneficial but here you judge for yourself senator rand paul of kentucky joins us now senator we asked over a dozen republicans who voted for this to come on would do it the people who wrote this where they here for the two thousand sixteen election i'm kind of old school i think you ought.

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"american government" Discussed on 1A

1A

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on 1A

"The virus so how do you get people to stop centuries of cultural tradition in order to preserve their own lives that's that became really crucial and it was something that fueled a lot of the the the eventual response how did this book come about what made you decide to research ebola so you mentioned that i cover politics in my day job and a lot of political coverage we talk about how government doesn't work or how government needs to change and this is a story about governments actually doing some good the american government itself helped save the lives of tens of thousands of not hundreds of thousands if not maybe millions of people around the world by racing into the into the flames at a moment when everybody else was running away it is also a story of government that needs to do a lot better when we talk about global governance systems like the world health organization the united nations and and groups like that that that didn't do as much as they could have to actually solve this problem so this is a great contr cast in something that we all need to get better at if we're going to stop the outbreak that comes next there are a lot of people in this story who were basically heroes and heroines of the bullet pedantic of twenty fourteen including most soka follow tell us about most suka fellow i don't think you could come up with a greater contrast in socio economic standing than than most sokaia falah he grew up in the slums of liberia in places with neighborhoods with names like chicken soup factory he ended up at harvard getting his degree from the the chan school of public health up there and he is somebody he librarian by birth went back to lybia to try to make his country better throughout this book i was just i was stunned by the number of people who could have left could have come here could have gone to europe could've practiced wherever they wanted and had a hey safe healthy and prosperous life but instead they went back to their their the slums that they grew up in to try to make things better.

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"american government" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Instead of the american government seeing impeachment as a drastic thing that should be used once a century or less it there's actually case to be made that it should be used more frequently so so this is the key we have a attitude towards impeachment bid it can really only be used in the case of criminality if it can really it'll be used potential twentyfifth amendment for for mental incompetence and so we are in this strange position where we are running a nuclear hyperpower be president of the united states is the most dangerous job in the world a president who is the wrong person he the the the extent of what can go wrong there goes all the way over to nuclear holocaust which can be launched more or less before breakfast and this is going to be the only job the only job any of us can think of we're incredibly poor performance cannot get you fired there there is something wrong with that and i will say when i began this piece my belief was at the cost the consequence beach more too large to consider and by the time i'd finish reporting it out talking to people really thinking through what can go wrong with the president who should not be president it began to seem an absurd position to me everything else in the economy is against some standard or performance so too should be the presidency is words when i began really starting impeachment of averse time it was the clinton impeachment and i had stopped working in the senate but i was talk misunderstood undermine at the time about it and other senators privately and we all believed we were going to find this holy grail of high crimes and misdemeanours and what it meant and the longer everyone stared at it they all begin to realize one by one the senators began to realize there's no definition it's up to us we're just going to have to look at this clinton evidence and decide for each one of us does this meet our standard as senators and there is no other standard there's nothing written down this is one of those hard things we we don't like the burden of interpreting the constitution we wanna do this.

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"american government" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM

WMEX 1510 AM

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM

"And we need to stand up and be that countries log on donald trump is talking about the those oilfields and then actually taken imminent just just destroying all them than the higher exxon the put them back up or whatever you have to do is that how farfetched do you think that it is i mean does not kind of the way it should he put john when we went into afghanistan after nine eleven and then we went into iraq you know i mean people i think thought okay well we basically just took this country over so you're natural resources for now or natural resources and honestly i believe matt the kid who came in with me on all had the listeners and was saying how our army will and and armed services when they're on doing their tours though actually walk through poppy fields because you don't want to walk on the roads because of the bombs but that the american government pays the whatever country warren's government money for the poppy fields that we just stomped on you're really care that much about the war on drugs there's poppy fields heroins coming from would really feel as a country that we have to say hey you know something are bad didn't mean across course crops the very thing we should when indian knocked the government and say okay not check this out everything years or is here you either taken over or you stay keep out of our europe set that we destroyed you poppyfields sorry too bed i don't how how we that week of a nation to be like and we just crush crafts he'll do it's it's been over the last twenty years or so that like you playing ball baseball is something in in your friend's house in a baseball goes through your neighbors window and u b parents they all here's the money to pay for that window live this is war here these are poppyfields the i mean heroine is is an a worldwide epidemic them and we're saying oh no here plant more to hear some money to do it here you go is unbelievable and i would say over the last ice age 20 25 years we've just gotten progressively weaker and weaker and weaker and we got lazy and we got fat.

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"american government" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"The american government he he is an iraqi christian um and i was talking to him about this i'm trying to get him on my shop because he used to work for the government translating oh wow um over in iraq and he said this is a winwin for isis in this way they make the claim rain feni one is for the now afraid of isis because of it they win the just taken much like the democrats are taken advantage of a crazy sick lame responsibility within five minutes ethnic claimed excise now if it finds out li attack isis because they took claim of it and if we retaliate in all of a sudden it finds out they weren't in volved look at that nevil united states attacking us when we really didn't have and i think we should what the attack in as his 247 yeah regardless of what they did in their mind sensibility flimsy it's the second play take responsibility regardless of what action or reaction we take from it they win in their mindset and so they have no problem lying say did it right but they also could have very much big telling the truth exact so exactly and from all accounts it's really the only thing that would make a whole lot of sense given that he sort of is family hasn't heard from him in six months they are now starting to find pictures of him in the philippines and by the way philippines has a huge huge muslim route lies muslim population there so if he literally wire hundred thousand dollars i think that was to his girlfriend right he's at the app at we don't really know where she says in this whole picture either some she's come forward now supposedly is cooperating with the fbi yeah i haven't i haven't ruled out radicalization because he did spent some we're finding out spent rain by bit of time i don't think we can do anything no as wide open i mean and they say that he had he had booked hotel rooms in other cities looked at other music venues um i think fenway park fenway pa boston he rain looking at chicago he's looking at other reno using number places and the fbi has his computer if somebody's computer if they are active on the computer if they.

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"american government" Discussed on KOIL

KOIL

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on KOIL

"The president the american government has created in weather tampering techniques so that world order early in there sousse these forces on sciences pas clowns the crowd stewart suggests times sorry clash blending which is a major concern ricki right oil prices go an oh climb clyde lewis you're listening to ground zero the numbers call the night aaa.

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"american government" Discussed on WGIR-AM

WGIR-AM

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on WGIR-AM

"The president that the american government has created whether tampering techniques so that moore there will be able to serve controlling sousse to these for us scientists and cost clowns songs still raising the crowd with his is this the sister of cintas about times in mississippi well last lending now which is a major concern armie hammer area under mandatory army that way oil prices mirren cay climb clyde lewis your lazutina ground zero the numbers call the niger lacey 73 thirty seven others djerba lazy seven.

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"american government" Discussed on The Editors

The Editors

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"american government" Discussed on The Editors

"Uh into danger wearing loses what it's known as the american government for almost all of its life that we would have trouble building a new one uh i need at every country would have trouble building a new government but i think we more than others this incident is migrate fair because i think that america is the last bastion of classical liberalism in the world don't identing any other country has kept it to the same extent and i'm not convinced that it is being kept alive by this great public outpouring of protectionist sentiment i think he's very difficult to keep it alive i think it's largely a project a of the decent been entrusted to elites whether they be in the courts are elsewhere and i agree with you i think once you lose it you can't go back in that the project in the first instance was can contrived in secret by uh the founders and then and then put to the people and narrowly made it through i i worry a great deal to that it will it will go on forever in an my concern is is that uh to the extent that america is both of these things and idea um and the a people uh with the particular historical particularities both elements are being uh both elements have grown increasingly desiccated over the last halfcentury such that uh the the appreciation for the eid the idea of the united states has or the appreciation for the un.

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