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Fresh update on "assad" discussed on Double Toasted

Double Toasted

00:40 sec | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "assad" discussed on Double Toasted

"He is a good place. He had the best meal ever enjoy memories in their happy memories that he can keep themself thought he was waived also body like smaller the friend he was by himself looking. He's taking a moment for himself and hills a good meal with assad is today. I'm not bullshitting your pocket. Like going to his trisha for him does highlight his god damned day. He's going pure joy. Yeah.

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U.S. contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base

KYW 24 Hour News

00:23 sec | 1 d ago

U.S. contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base

"Military base in western Iraq Wednesday, Total of 10 rockets were fired at Al Asad Air Base 120 miles west of Baghdad. Al Assad is a sprawling air base. But a U. S official said. The Rockets all appeared to be targeted at the part of the base used by Americans. A U. S civilian contractor died of an apparent heart attack during the rocket attack. You should lower your head phone volume, according to a study conducted

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The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase

Dr. Lee Yardley

04:00 min | 4 d ago

The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase

"General Frank Mackenzie, commander of US forces in the Middle East, monitored the attack from his headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Walking into this small room off his main operation Center, where he could talk directly to the only two people above him in the chain of command. They bring in secretary defense and a little bit later they brought in the president to this conversation. We're listening to the reports of the missiles flying. You ever been on one like this? I've never been on one like this, where real missiles being fired at our forces and where I thought the risks were so high Iranian attack on al Assad was in retaliation for a stunning US operation. President Trump ordered six nights earlier, a drone strike, which killed Iran's most powerful general Qassim Suleimani. The blood of many Americans is on the hands of the same salamoni. He was this close to an indispensable man as you could find inside Iran, where he went violin. And death followed during the American occupation of Iraq. Sulamani had orchestrated attacks which killed more than 600. U. S troops and, according to Mackenzie, He was planning to do it again. We saw intelligence reports where the same cell Amani was moving various attacks, dreams forward against our forces in Iraq against our embassy and against other bases there. With the imminent perhaps an hour's, perhaps in days, probably not weeks. Until then, the USAID shied away from going after Sulamani for fear, killing such a high ranking government official. Would only provoke Mauritanian attacks. I never take killing anyone is a zone easy decision, but I think the risk of not acting in this case Outweigh the risks of acting So yes, I was good with the decision on January 3rd of last year on airport security camera recorded. Sulamani is arrival in Baghdad on a commercial flight from Damascus. Kensi was watching from a different angle. You have the drones overhead. Do you see him Healthy? Yes, yes. As soon Money's entourage pulled away from the plane. McKenzie gave the kill order to the commander controlling the drones. And then I said, Take your shot when you got it. Missile slammed into both vehicles simultaneously. There's no backslapping. There's no cheering because now I have to prepare to deal with the consequences. The action, General Mackenzie was sure Iran would retaliate, but he didn't know how and neither for awhile. Did the Iranians. I believe they went into a period of this organization because they had lost the officer. Who really spoke up and shaped everything up and told them what they were gonna do. So he's kind of ominous silence. It was a very ominous silence. And what was the first sign that Iran might really be thinking of her? Ballistic missile attack, they began to move their ballistic missiles. The attack was just hours away. When major Alan Johnson got the word. Iran's most powerful weapons were aiming for al Assad. My intelligence officer pulled me aside and Basically said, Sir, I've got some bad news for you. What's up? We have information that Iran is fueling 27 medium range ballistic missiles in their intention is the level this base And we may not survive. This was a completely different threat. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Garland commanded an army battalion at Al Asad. Sprawling air base about 120 miles west of Baghdad, where the U. S operated scores of helicopters, drones and other aircraft. Did the base have any defense against ballistic missiles now, sir? It was such a unprecedented threat. I don't think it was ever calculated. S o the capability to, uh, prevent a ballistic missile attack. It wasn't there. Did you have a plan for what to do? Way came up with the plan. The only real defense against ballistic missile attack is to get out of harm's way.

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Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture

Not Too Shabby

00:51 sec | Last week

Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture

"The German foreign minister. Hi comas has welcomed the conviction of a former Syrian secret policemen on charges of complicity in crimes against humanity. The court jailed I'll eyeball Ghareeb for 4.5 years. Jeremy Bowen reports. The convicted man he had al Carib was a relatively low level operative among thousands of others in the Syrian regime's highly developed network of coercion and repression. He rounded up suspects who were later tortured and killed at a time in 2011. When the uprising against President Bashar al Assad was gaining strength on the regime was hitting back hard. The verdict is a legal landmark. The prosecution was intended as a test case to build up a body of evidence about the actions of the regime of President Assad that could be used in other trials, not

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Texas authorities seek 100+ illegal immigrants on the loose after fleeing from a refrigerated truck

90.3 KAZU Programming

00:53 sec | Last week

Texas authorities seek 100+ illegal immigrants on the loose after fleeing from a refrigerated truck

"Underway for more than 100, unauthorized immigrants who fled a refrigerated truck at a gas station in central Texas, Texas Public Radio's Lauren Terrazas reports. Authorities are worried about the health of the immigrants as a portion of the state braced for another hard freeze overnight. About 50 of nearly 200 unauthorized immigrants believed to be trapped inside the refrigerated truck were detained at a gas station in southern Bear County Thursday evening. Bear County Sheriff have es el Assad said. Deputies received a call from someone within the truckload, saying they were running out of oxygen and we're in need of help. He adds. Those that fled on foot into the woods were not equipped to brace for a hard freeze that struck the region that same night. Most the people that I saw were wearing jackets they're wearing like T shirts and jeans at most, so they're probably going to be in some trouble out here. Physically speaking, officials believe the smuggling suspects, maybe intermixed with the victim's detained so far.

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Facebook Looks Different In Australia Today

Monocle 24: The Briefing

00:49 sec | 2 weeks ago

Facebook Looks Different In Australia Today

"Current. How different does facebook look to australian logging onto eighteen australia. Today does look a little bit different it's not quite as different as it looked. Visting this morning australian time. Facebook slightly are the reached in its vengeful manana. And it didn't just look straight news. Thoughts in government thoughts That dealing news but it blocks public information thoughts including health thoughts dealing with information on the pandemic and the bureau of meteorology which is the with assad which a lot of people rely on so he did make a few mistakes but certainly Some of those new thoughts still unavailable. The they been arrested of of the public public interested in public health thoughts but but other news news. Organizations thoughts is still down.

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Egypt and the Arab Winter

Between The Lines

04:40 min | 3 weeks ago

Egypt and the Arab Winter

"Arab spring. Well who doesn't love a democratic revolution. Who's not moved by. Brave protests is calling for the downfall of a brutal regime well a decade ago. That's precisely what happened in the streets of cairo and alexandria a wall of sound as egypt's vice president. I'm sulaiman announces that president hosni mubarak will step down the merciful. The compassionate seasons mahamat house entrusting mubarak has decided a month as president of the republic might have seconds after the announcement. Cairo erupted in celebrations. We are extremely happy. We are all aspiring future for egypt. We are not depending on the government anymore. This is the egyptian people. And this is the base of the new constitution now. The worldwide far the greater the egyptian uprising that culminated in the downfall of mubarak. This is ten years ago so february. Twenty eleven all. That was entirely understandable. Wasn't it after all all revolutions at least in the first few days they blissful and remember every tarn across the water arab world trembled. We already had president ali. Fleeing tunisia albany mubarak of course was toppled. Gaddafi was killed by fellow libyans. Assad of course. Vice the syrian sunni rebellion however. The egyptian uprising did not deliver a democratic outcome. Nor did the cycled arab spring really amount to a more liberal future for the region. Why noah feldman is professor of law at harvard law school. He's author of the arab winter. Tragedy noah welcome to. Abc's radio national. Thank you for having me take us back a decade ago so to the wave of popular protests that swept the middle east. There was something profoundly moving for anybody who cares about freedom in watching large numbers of people say enough is enough. We want to have a say in how things are done in our country and we want dignity and we want social justice and we want freedom. And that i think was the reason that all over the world people responded so positively to the arab spring. It's also the reason that the impulse to have these kinds of protests and change spread across the arabic speaking world to so many countries and so there was a sense of optimism but also a sense of gee what will come next and i think in some countries more than others a worry that what might come next might not be as positive as the protesters hoped what comes next. I mean for generations. It was widely believed that arabs. As opposed to site asians europeans africans latin americans. The widespread view was that arabs. Were uniquely allergic to democracy and of course the arab spring challenged narrative yet use site new book quote. It brought little good. The arab spring ultimately made many people's lives worse than they were before house are. That's a painful realization to reach especially for someone like me who believes very fundamentally that there is no country no culture no group of people organized by region or religion or language who have less in the way of aspiration to self government and freedom than any other but ultimately the reason i can conclude that it brought more harm than good. Is that in egypt. The process that began with democratization and experiment ended in a new dictatorship is bad and in many ways worse than the one that came before in syria the process of arab spring ultimate gave way to a vicious improve civil war. The gun to be sure by the syrian regime in its own defense that left almost half the population displaced either internally or externally and killed hundreds of thousands of people and pretty much the place in the arab world where things are measurably better as a result of the arab. Spring is the tiny country of tunisia. Which has actually the odds to build a functioning constitutional democracy. They still a lot of other problems. But that's just a tiny tiny piece of the much bigger picture in which things are either no better or in some cases much worse

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Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

AP News Radio

01:00 min | Last month

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

"President trump issues a hundred and forty three last minute pardons and commutations before leaving office among them former chief strategist Steve Bannon allies of trump and his family ex members of Congress and some rappers besides Bannon others include former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick convicted of corruption former congressman Duke Cunningham convicted of accepting more than two million in bribes Republican fundraiser Elliott Brady who pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate foreign lobbying laws Jared Kushner's friend can person charged with cyberstalking Lobsang Grillo a dad caught up in the college admissions scandal rapper Lil Wayne convicted on weapons charges death row records co founder Michael Harry O. Harris behind bars for attempted murder Paul Erickson ex boyfriend of Russian agent Maria BUTINA convicted of defrauding oil investors missing from the list wikileaks founder Julian Assad and hard working star Joe exotic I'm Julie Walker

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US Help Gulf States Agree to Ease Relations With Qatar

All Things Considered

02:32 min | 2 months ago

US Help Gulf States Agree to Ease Relations With Qatar

"Deal between two important but feuding allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Jared Kushner, president Trump's son in law and adviser, was on hand for a signing ceremony in the Saudi kingdom. It marks the end to a three year rift that threatened to undermine U. S strategy in the Gulf region. NPR's Jackie Northam reports. They were warm hugs and handshakes, all while wearing masks as Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman created Cutter shake Tommen bin Hamad al family ahead of today's signing. Seen belied the deep animosity between the two countries since mid 2017 when Saudi Arabia announced the diplomatic trade and travel blockade against his tiny rich neighbor. Frederick Wary is with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Saudis wanted to bring contact to its knees. The Saudis made at least a dozen demands of cutter and none of them to my knowledge were, you know fulfilled for asthma. Assad with George Washington University's Elliott School for International Affairs, says the Saudi Crown prince realized it was time to move on, especially with an incoming Biden administration that is promised to get tough with Saudi Arabia, Arabia. Clearly this is Part in parcel of turning the page. They are setting the table, so to speak for better relations with the incoming Bud Administration, But it was the Trump Administration that's been pushing to resolve the spat. Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Our allies in the U. S has a large military base in Qatar. The administration also wants to create a bulwark against Iran. Carnegie's wary doesn't buy it to say that the Gulf is going to be united against Iran that there's going to be this Impenetrable Gulf Sunni bloc now against Iran, because suddenly Qatar has been brought into the fold is just pure fantasy. I mean, the gulf has always been this united in terms of its outreach and policies toward Iran, and many of the issues that started the feud are still there. Hotter still has relations with Iran. Look sad with the Elliott School says it's not a sure thing. Today's deal will stick. The reporting is that the deal almost fell apart on Sunday in the U. S. Had to Jared Kushner personally had to intervene and work the phone lines. I think it's a testimony to have fragile it is even if tenuous, MCs odds, says the deal is a step in the right direction and will be welcomed in D. C. Jackie Northam. NPR news

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Julia Gillard on the year that was 2020

A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard

05:32 min | 2 months ago

Julia Gillard on the year that was 2020

"Hello listeners will here. We are at the end of twenty twenty. Finally this is year any of us wanted. And if you feel as though you're limping through to the end of it you're not align wave face challenges individually and collectively as a result of covid nineteen. It's been a big adjustment for all of us to navigate life in this you way. I now familiar. Normally spain. the traveling the world for the different roles zion to take for organizations like the global institute for women's leadership and the global partnership for education. This year. I've been very much at home in adelaide. I've missed face to face. Contact the new places in the energy ideas and excitement that generated in a room full of people but there have been some upsides to not traveling. My bay my life. And i've been to sing more of my family including baby here for the start of my new great nieces life. Baby gwen joined us july. I've come to both the lies and love digital platforms and new ways of communicating and fortunately with global commitments paying online in the middle of the night has been far too common experience this year. Podcast of oncein reflected the new normal chilly while i haven't been to travel my conversations of still traverse the globe back from the safety of my home. Many of my guests reflect on the pandemics impact on gender inequality we have discussed women. The workforce and how we structure working lives leadership. And what. We want a nate from our world. Latest now they seems to be a race thinking of the traditional styles of leadership and a focus on the need to incorporate other traits like kindness empathy and compassion as we approach the end of twenty twenty. I've gone back through the many episodes we've released the and picked up some of my favorite discussions for you to enjoy someone. I've always admired. Is sally mcmanus of non sally. For many years three professional life an always fantas style of ladyship refreshing now is head of the australian council of trade unions. Sally is leading the conversation about the impact of the pandemic on the economy and working life unlike earlier disruptions often major adjustments in the economy iran manufacturing affecting time mile jobs covid nineteen disproportionately bang about women's work. We saying the impact on part-time casual work the hospitality travel and tourism industries. Sickness where the workforce tends to be a feminist one. It's become clear we need more secure jobs and less sick maintained light before the new ways of working we a pioneering now could and should stay with us and give us more flexible and gender responsive workplaces. My conversation with sally took place before curving really made an impact. So we didn't discuss these issues but i conversation went in directions. I hadn't experienced before in podcasting and really experienced in conversations with other women seven said she done things she was white for it. good at. It's so unusual to hear a woman. Say good things issues telling me a bad childhood soccer dreams. Well this is why back in the dice obese. Would've been in the early eighties. And i was really good at soccer. And i had two younger brothers so sort of used to roughing it with my brothers and always the name to stronger than them to until i hit puberty and that was something i was happy about but anyway i was. I used to play soccer at lunchtime with the boys. The boys doing so. I used to play soccer after school and the coach would just let me join in and always the best in the team and really really wanted to play because it go to the way candid that be the match on and i couldn't fly because ridiculous rules saying that goes couldn't play in the boys teams. They ended up taking it to through the hierarchy of the soccer club and they had a meeting in that. Assad no goes cop. Line the team and for me as a ten year old it just same so ridiculous but so deeply unfair like this is something that i love but not only did i love. I was better than all the like. Why couldn't i use that skill at a my simple child mind back then. I thought well it's just because i'm not a boy. Well that's it so. I bought my brother's school uniform and i went to school the next day and are lined up in the boys line and i said i'm no longest sally shine and that's it. I thought that that would as a successful way of getting into the soccer team. Now did that word. Disaster a total disaster. That school didn't react well. My parents certainly did not react. Well i think thought it was probably more than it was. It was just simply may wanting to play soccer. I'm sure schools would deal with this much better these days but they did not deal with it. Well so i remember the next time on the sent me to school with the clip. Some buzzy my hair which julie ripped off the minute. I got around the corner but unfortunately it didn't make it into the soccer team

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Interview With Tara Stiles

The Ultimate Health Podcast

04:19 min | 2 months ago

Interview With Tara Stiles

"Hello and welcome ultimate podcast episode. Three hundred and eighty three. I'm jesse chapas. And i'm here to take your health to the next level each week bring you end up conversations with health and wellness leaders from around the world and this week. I've tara stiles on the show. She's the founder of strella. The revolutionary approach to being moving inhaling straw teaches yoga tai and traditional chinese medicine to help people release stress. Let go of bad habits and movies. Li through all kinds of challenge tear has authored several bestselling books in his assad. After speaker on topics of entrepreneurship health and wellbeing. She has a new book coming out on december. Twenty ninth clean mine clean body at twenty eight day plan for physical mental and spiritual self care and you can preorder your copy now. I really love this conversation with tara. I just appreciate her being so open and real sharing ups and downs. That she's been through over the years and it just makes it more real and relatable. I know you're gonna love this. Highlights include the message tear received from the universe when she was only seven years old growing up with straight edge hippie parents in a passive solar home how yoga transition terror into this world of eating better the meaning behind the name straw in the epiphany moment tara experienced on a flight to tokyo. If you enjoy this episode. I'd really appreciate it if you could help. Spread the good word share with somebody in your life. Thank you so much here. We go with tara stiles. Hello tara welcome to the podcast. How you doing doing pretty well. I'm excited to chat. I really loved the new book in. I want to start out with the story that you share on their and this goes all the way back to when you're seven years old you're sitting in the woods behind your house and you get a message from the universe so take us back there and explain what happened. Oh my goodness well i do. Think it's kind of corny in a way to talk about or share. But i think in reflecting in writing this book the reason why i chose to share it was because i think that every everybody at some point in your life whether it's when you're little kid or continued experience is the same thing where you feel really good and really connected so you know for me. I was lucky enough to live in nature. And i just remember clearly sitting outside and sitting on the ground nothing spectacular feeling like i had a lot of energy inside of me a lot of passion a lot of excitement a lot of desire to learn more integral to become or my potential what i could do and i just remember in that moment feeling really supported by the universe in this way You know almost assigned are going with that feeling. You're going with that desire. You do have this energy inside the more you cultivate it the more you you know. Seek out teachers and seek out and learn. You really can participate in a very Full way and help people feel better. So i just i remember that really clearly and Yeah i of keep coming back to that my life and you grew up on a farm in illinois correct. Yeah super tiny town and as we saved the middle of nowhere but I couldn't wait to get out now. I appreciate it just like you know such a common experience that but yeah my parents built this kind of passive solar home and we literally simply i call the straight edge hippies. They didn't do all the fun. Things that i read about. You know in the seventies generation. You know they didn't drink. They didn't do any drugs. You know we were. You know kind of simple in that way but you know i appreciate it now especially that i've gotten more interested in in health and wellbeing and it didn't get messed up early on at least in that way. Did you rebel as a kid to that lifestyle. Oh yeah definitely. I think you know being in the middle of nowhere again and you know either. You are interested in sports or academics. Or you got into trouble and i always loved people. I always thought you know different kinds of people interesting. So i kind of hung out with all the different groups of kids so you know it's interesting because my my mother was always saying. Oh you should hang out with this group of people more of that kind of looked more clean cut on the outside but they were the ones doing all of the kind of and the ones that i was getting a little bit warm look a little rough around the edges on the outside and we're doing some of the bad stuff but not not i guess in my mind the really dangerous things so but i support

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Ossoff, Warnock 'play the race card': Alveda King

Financial Issues with Dan Celia

00:38 sec | 3 months ago

Ossoff, Warnock 'play the race card': Alveda King

"Sunday nights. Georgia Senate runoff debates The niece of Dr Martin Luther King had some thoughts about the elections Lance Bride has more from the USA Radio News West Coast Bureau. Georgia Senate Race Debates took place Sunday night. Dr Martin Luther King's niece, Alveda King on Fox says Democrats are playing the race card and that's dangerous. John Assad Rafiah Wanna car a debt that teaching fear anger? Stirring up bitterness. It's called playing the race car, so starting up emotions and fear is very dangerous, but giving solutions Ginger Howard and I and our book, We're not color blind. Teach people how to do that from the West

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Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:34 sec | 3 months ago

Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist

"Their reports israel has put its embassies on high alert following the assassination of iran's top nuclear scientist the middle east remains on edge today after the assassination of a man largely seen as the godfather of the iranian nuclear program. The funeral today. For scientists most in our body got underway. Iran's supreme leader the ayatollah khomeini and the running and president. Assad rouhani are vowing to respond to the top. Orion officials say israel is behind ambush as one of the country's largest newspaper. I called on iranian leadership to bomb. The israeli port city of haifa

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Face Mask Sentiment Analysis

Data Skeptic

04:59 min | 3 months ago

Face Mask Sentiment Analysis

"My name is neil young. I'm affiliated with the department of computer science at the university of rochester and working towards a bs in computer science with a minor in and statistics. I m table professor of computer. Science at the university of rochester may research areas on in general a machine many data mining areas. I'm donna lie. I'm a junior at interested in rochester. L. majoring in computer science and economics will great to have all three of you here today to get started. Tell me a little bit about what brought the three of you together. Computational social science as one of my research areas and michael has been working on similar poppy extol. We've done a lot of election related research but this year because kobe nineteen it becomes clear to us that we should seize the sub -tunities though as i was teaching the data mining course. I encouraged students to take kobe. Nineteen as the topic for the project. So neon jonathan amount them though we investigate a number of issues from face masks ordine panic buying mental health issues contribues views of kobe. Nineteen terminology such as china but face mask is one of the most interesting issues. I'm glad neil and jonathan jumped on the opportunity right so as professor low mentioned our project originated as sort of final project for our game might in class then. We worked over the summer. Mer finding it so basically the impetus. I guess for the investigating masks as thick nineteen topic was the fact that it was so controversial. I think it's very interesting because we just sort of casually. I noticed that there seems to be cultural differences. In how americans sort of approach mask wearing and many countries in asia for example of french mass wearing. It's pretty ingrained in the culture. Just wearing a mask in asia means most of the time you don't necessarily sick like you want to prevent someone else from being sick seems to be the attitude but then these sort of attitudes towards pass was polarized in them skewed and then there's increasingly large amount of coverage about mask political issue right. You know we have articles about. Why will trump not wear masks or a certain demographics having difference us towards mass and so with these facts. We thought that it would be a good topic to investigate. Also i guess announced experiences kind of notice that like when it first broke out restoring General funny kind of just the wear masks you another. But we don't have to kind of shifted to everyone covering mass eventually and it being mandated for everywhere now. Well that's good to hear given that they definitely help in public health. But i get the sense that that's not a universal thing we can say about everybody everywhere. I guess to get started. Maybe you could tell me a little bit about how you collect data in this area. Obviously there's an interest in making some statements and doing some analysis around the usage and opinions about face masks. But how do you get started tapping into some data source that can give you a real place to start from so we choose social media as the source of data. This is different from other reports awaits rely on surveys and questionnaires and polls to study public opinion. Many issues including face masks so as some issues with traditional approach of using surveys to number why scale so typically us avail poll only involves assad. Noel fewer people though scaly issue ways. The small-scale came the buyer stole. We all know that post were not accurate in predicting the outcome of a presidential elections at least not the percentages and also pose surveys amount necessary. Real time 'cause you send them out. People may not respond immediately. They may not respond faithfully so only sort of weaknesses of a traditional approach so we decided to do social media where we can get lots of data are we can get a million users and we get these data on ongoing basis to perform real time analysis. We believe this approach overcome a number of weaknesses of the traditional approach. Yes so basically. There are some intrinsic issues with survey based approaches that social media data mining resolves. Now i've received the question before about why we choose twitter specifically and vesicles twitter in general the types of topics and the types of authorisation. That happened on the platform are technically more serious. Rights alike wouldn't necessarily go to instagram namely i because it's a picture based social media site while i'm twitter's mostly taste and then previously in the literature. Twitter has been verified as a valuable source of analyzing and predicting areas. Large-scale societal events. So festival mentions that his group has worked on sort of elections or example. The two thousand sixteen election sort of predicting. I believe the group did a better job when compared to the polls and the actual percentages just by using of social media. There's been previous works looking at h one n one pandemic Outbreak any sort of analyzing aspects of those pandemics so the twitter would be assessed

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New York Police Officer Suspended Without Pay After Being Caught On Video Saying ‘Trump 2020’ Over Patrol Car’s Loudspeaker

Sean Hannity

00:36 sec | 4 months ago

New York Police Officer Suspended Without Pay After Being Caught On Video Saying ‘Trump 2020’ Over Patrol Car’s Loudspeaker

"Scott Pringle reports the video shows the officer using a bullhorn to say Trump 2020 over the patrol car loudspeaker. Now police commissioner calls this unacceptable, saying officers cannot be political while working. These folks are reacting. You can use it. You are jealous of Assad Protest? No, maybe warning. But this guy says if this officer is going to be suspended, and so should the chief of police who took me The black lives matter. They should be totally neutral, referring to chief Terry Monahan months ago during protests the moon could contain more water than was originally thought. A NASA officials said today that part of the surface of the

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BNB & BTC Looking Good

The Trader Cobb Crypto Podcast

06:11 min | 4 months ago

BNB & BTC Looking Good

"Against what's going on out there in the markets will clinch OUGHTA. Pullback yesterday. Unsuccessfully. Really. Look. Like I say H die that we can solve it and there's five days now one, two, three, four, five minutes I can solve I mean we have really gone anyway you know we sort of bubbling around in a bit of Ryan. So, what are the main to me was I should say We'll aged either we bubble. The moving criminal a little closer back to where process currently now you know. I looked at try pullbacks. Pullback. We saw I saw as consolidation that occurred back fall looks pretty much from the twelfth of October to the seventeenth of October just Assad Roy. Zippy zippy's easy ZAP. And and then we saw that little bullish candle now that bullish was on the seventeenth of two. and. What we say from, there's a just a really great run. You know it's just a bloody good move simple as that. That's it a really, really really strong move. Sorry From here. What are we were? Options will as we consoled Loa well, it doesn't look at this moment. Look things can change very very quickly bitcoin strong right now let's not forget it. You know the clothes that we had yesterday. Is the highest close that we have ever had on the x shot, but we haven't closed that high. Let me tell you the last time we close at home that that close. Thirteen, six, full five. That's the the loss close that we had high was the eighth of January two, thousand and tank. That's a long time ago. You know that's that's a long time ago. So. It's it is looking incredibly bullish and we could certainly say bitcoin just tackle and just say you know what? Thank you mother for the rabbit shot the guys hold Shot the guy the horses bolted and off we go on I, rip. Of A? So, these are the realities of our marketing aged. As we consolidate, we get closer to having an opportunity where we look to be too overboard. And then. We can. Off Again. Tell you the truth. I love a little pullback really would. Pay The guy. Nor what what Bitcoin Golf Forever said why? But I wanted to get up with simplicity why because I tried? The a trade for living radio. So what I want I, want to pull back because pullback software paternity PULCHRA breakout. It'd be fine. The three strategies designed around pullbacks or breakouts. That's it. Boom Shaka Laka Saunders. Whitening say what does on? Basically. I didn't come in on the fifteen but tell you what? He a little bit sleigh for the time being. So what happened yesterday was we did move down. We moved down to a low all who are twelve, thousand, seven, hundred, seventy, six, hundred, close at thirteen, thousand, sixteen army closed above the thousand wants gang. With currently ops fraught now half percent the one to thirteen, thousand, one, hundred and twenty dollars and I'm just keeping an all out a pull back into that twelve pullback level. You starting to increase you know back in that cradles on the top of the crowd was on, which is a ten is now twelve, six, five nights a pretty close. Keeps creeping up as the market continues to console that bitcoin is looking of super duper bullish. What else have we got on the odds right now theory and pulled back to that four hundred get a in their took a tried yesterday. Da. On the sixteen hour. Said I wasn't gonNA try brought my rule pretty dirty I'm a cellphone that but high. Go to just go to shopping up. About decision I wasn't feeling good. That's why site when you're not feeling good, you shouldn't be trying I did the wrong thing and I pay the price of intimate down on that down myself but just down that I might have. I. Mike Errors I am. So. This wall doesn't make it. Any easier doesn't get any better way artist therion brought now's rod licking cradles. Any trades there on the day. But tell you what if we can push out from here? It's going to be such a beautiful Trenton thinking they'll be lots of good opportunities yesterday down three point five percent now currently at three, hundred, ninety, four, Dole seventy, seven off hop a half of a percent right now law on excel paste over the correct that twenty six, mock yesterday we were down two percent we counted twenty four point nine cents I just below twenty, five Dan points to the rave of. BITCOIN cash did reject the two seven, five resistance. So he bounced off to I three, thirty five, the lower end of that channel had talked. I don't try channels, but it's a very simple horizontal plight, very simple horizontal level that I look at to help me. Rebounds Twenty Three Thirty Five, and we raised up to two, hundred, seventy, five, sixty, five, which was the brand of that resistance that will now back in a to sixty point three, five, Selah full point. Three seven percent yesterday. So we are still in a very nonstop translate what bitcoin up trying to see our even exile pay it's not trend, but it's pretty crafty bitcoin cash beautiful uptrend onto lot coin next, which is also in love looking up trying to pull back three point four, five percent. Yes, I currently. It's at one point three, one point one, percent, fifty, seven dollars fifty. The wake he's only starting to look a little bit better. The daily the daily does look good or going to be honest. It does look pretty Nice right now, the fifth diamond aloe basically can be touching those lower timeframes just yet fitting seven, forty, six percent. They vate look it's pretty average rotten a popped up through that one, hundred, eighty, two mock and the NFL strike back through yesterday closing down. Three point nine percent. He's up point to today's one hundred seventy four dollars sixty two days really clear out through the LAS Haw, which was yesterday's Hot out outer ninety five, dollar sixty, one Bayton perform really willing to get to involve

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Morgan Stanley buying Boston-based Eaton Vance in deal valued at $7 billion

Bloomberg Markets

03:54 min | 5 months ago

Morgan Stanley buying Boston-based Eaton Vance in deal valued at $7 billion

"Buying Eaton Vance on DH. It's a $4 billion deal a lot positive to say about it. And yet Morgan Sandy's Doc Rudi isn't doing much. It's big and Allison Williams, senior analyst, global investment banks in asset management for Bloomberg Intelligence. Is that a very good summary Allison. This is being pretty well regarded by most everybody, but really not investors than it's not really doing anything for them. Well, I think the stock's not down, so that's that's a positive sign. And I think I guess that what went this is price, but they're buying strategically, so time will tell. You know, Time will tell what the actual you know what they got versus what they paid for, but I think it's a great fit. It's very consistent with Dictations. But the company has articulated in terms of they've been over a long term shifting towards wealth and asset management. They did the e trade deal. Catholic mass market customers Digital banking again Ah, full price but rounds out something strategy. Smaller that's generally been by design. They want out of much larger unit full disclaimer, which is where I worked, but they have now that over time, and they had a really they haven't you know, in current day, a really strong institutional business. I mean, the floes inactive equity been stellar of standout versus the industry, but really smile and fixed income. They're smaller than a lot of the other investment banks. So this really You know it scares them up on fixed income. But I think the most interesting aspect to us is really, you know, sort of SG and we think that you know we're at a really pivot point for issue in the industry. It's held up better than expected. Through the down markets that it is they're really buying into areas of for the future. Allison. I guess what I know of the asset management business. Just in general is it is a tough business and getting tougher by the day, There's the movement from active to passive. There's the pressure on fees. If Morgan Stanley, why am I spending $7 billion on a business with a really tough revenue outlook? I think, because the products that they're getting are probably in the right spot. So you know to your point. There's a lot of pressure in the industry. We call abroad pressure because not just Passive but in the products even within hedge fund, which is a higher price product product, you know, we're seeing fees, you know, fee rates that are are, you know record lows and sort of gate that we have right? So There's broadly pressure, but there are pockets. There's pockets about performance. I just talked about the few pressure and had funds, but the charges three and 30, you talked about the pressure and active, But, you know, Morgan being family thing. Good clothes there. And then it is another area where no alluded to earlier. You know who he looked at, You know, sort of in the second quarter when we were sort of, really, Onda. Really tough, slow period across categories. Yes, she actually held up really well. And that's really one of us. That the area is that The advance is strong and the other area with Seek to eat Ban is, you know they have they caught a customized solutions business with that, in general, is Treat Tio. They also add two alternatives. So even though we talk a lot Alison is coming in and out. I think we should probably that Alison go. We didn't get much of her intelligence from her in those first few minutes, though, on this deal on some Williams, a senior analyst for global investment banks on Assad Management for Bloomberg Intelligence, and it's

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The Bachelorette's Mike Johnson Gets Raw About Sex and Dating

Just The Sip

05:49 min | 5 months ago

The Bachelorette's Mike Johnson Gets Raw About Sex and Dating

"You guys welcome to another episode of Justice Justice of Astor here and I am so excited about my next guest if you guys have TV and don't live in the stone. Age. You've seen this man on the. Bachelorette. You've seen him on Bachelor in paradise and if you're smart, you'RE GONNA go pick up his new book because he is going to be the nets Dr Feelgood please welcome Mike I'm six five in High Johnson. Thank you thank you like that. I might be Dr Feelgood right now let me just give you guys a little bit of a warning. If there's something that you don't understand in this program today, there will be a black man says dictionary at the end of this and we will break down exactly what we're talking about because it true. When two black dudes get together sometimes you don't know what's happening. That's true. That's sure. We're fighting but we're not fighting. You know what? I mean like people don't get it. Not Funniest thing is like when I travel the world I've had friends say every time you see a black Guy Y'all. It's like it's it's a pain is just a band no matter but never met you. You just do it. was there another brother on your? Hand Brown season. Yes, Guston. Devon Johnson was it surprising to you that there were four of you on one season because to be honest before that? I mean there was one and So. I was surprised not allow surprised about it in a happy way. I was really happy too late for it and it was like y'all we gotta represent. You gotta represent we can't. We can't be getting out here like we do not give a physical altercation because we know the headlines GonNa read. So we were happy about but have to be honest it's a lot of pressure sometimes you know for me, I have to watch myself and I can't be as vocal about certain things a lot about certain things and I can't the way I would normally vote because people would say I'm a guy like a angry black guy it should be in the back of reminded it's like I'm amy because this is a dumb ass situation. Right I'm just lucky that you Chad Johnson weren't on the same season. In that. Terrible them my mouth I want might really Oh God 'cause they're not probably. He would evoke emotions. I wouldn't have been good. I'm really mad that you didn't get that. Bachelor in off or was not like I'm mad that they gave it to Peter Webber. I. Did enjoy the Peter Weber of it all but I was ready for you to take over how close was it really I was told the night before they still are unsure. That's what I was told I dunno, the validity of that. I think if Peter hadn't acted out at that bachelor tells all. The final the final rose situation. If he didn't cry, we didn't know barb was it barb wasn't crazy Peter would not have been the bachelor. Let's be real. I will say Mama Liba bars probably better TV them so. She's amazing. She's awesome. TV got lowered. Did. You ever think that you would be on a show like this because you're a good looking guy. Do they you could have found. Ample women no I never thought I would be on a TV show I never was something I was thinking about never watched the Bachelorette. Notice respects on and. I met ladies but I lived in San Antonio Tom I was thinking I'm not GonNa find mop person here. Yeah. I tried all the day naps I did last. Night just have. A crushing you're crushing tender. I'll be. Twice. About it my you're taking down come on Mike. Now. Once or twice out say like that. Just. So you know. With the nod we also can't lie to black. Black the. To Black dudes. And it can get come on man come. And you've got to tell the truth. How did you end up getting involved with the show? No Lotto, my home. I was financial advisers at work not. So my boy I. I just got mad at through my phone and I was like I ain't GonNa Never I'm Never GonNa Parmalat I'm never going to find love like regulation all this stuff he was like Kinda say what you said he was bro what good-looking do girls ever said they wanted me to relationship and I was like. I'm ready like I'm getting old I'm trying to have kids one day. You know in boss up I want I can't wait for the day that I have a son or daughter in like they're dating somebody nine am you'll get it looked good. I cannot wait for that day. So my homeboy said a Africa him dying laughing at me 'cause I said I wanted to be in a relationship. A few months later, he just sent me a facebook casting call. Now I'm upward nothing today. Let's do it and you got it I got lucky. What did you really think about Hannah Brown whenever he saw for the first I thought she was cutie but then I was thinking I knew she was from Alabama and I was. She's Caucasian. I was scared that I wanNA. Get a fair shot at her because she was out in our thoughts I assumed you know we all make Assad assume I assume that She might not like black guys and I was like, well, this sucks best-case but she definitely like the song

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Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Morning Edition

00:57 sec | 5 months ago

Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

"Groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany. NPR's Rob Schmitz reports from Berlin. They're asking German prosecutors to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Three human rights groups chose to file their suit in Germany because the country applies the principle of universal jurisdiction, allowing allowing it it to to try try crimes crimes committed committed elsewhere. elsewhere. The The groups groups want want German German prosecutors prosecutors to to probe probe the the deadly deadly sarin sarin attacks attacks on on two two suburbs suburbs of of Damascus Damascus that that occurred occurred in in 2013 2013 and and 2017. 2017. Killing Killing more more than than 1400 1400 people. people. They They argue argue there there is is plenty plenty of of evidence evidence to to blame blame Syrian Syrian President President Bashar Bashar Assad Assad for for the the attacks attacks In In April April 2 2 former former members of Syria's secret police went on trial in Germany accused of crimes against humanity over the torture of thousands of opposition protesters. Groups, a dossier they submitted to German prosecutors this week contains new information about the attacks, including some gleaned from former Syrian government officials who have sense defected. Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS Berlin In the Central

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"assad" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:27 min | 9 months ago

"assad" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"In Syria this week, a sweeping new set of American sanctions takes hold. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortega's says the goal is to cut off the revenue that president. Bashar Assad uses to wage war against his people. We begin a sustained campaign of sanctions against the Assad regime under the Caesar Act named after the brave photographer who six years ago brought the world documented proof of the Assad regime's brutality against fellow Syrians. The defector code-named Caesar smuggled out tens of thousands of images of men, tortured and starved to death in regime prisons. The sanctions come at a hard time for Mr. Assad and for the country's exhausted people. More than nine years of fighting Mr Assad has all but one the civil war. The few rebel holdouts are greatly weakened. But the regime now faces new challenges. That can't be resolved with force. This ought to be great time for the team of the shower last. He's been fighting a civil war for nine years, and he's really pushed his enemies back to the periphery of the country. Nicholas is economists Middle East correspondent. He's regained. The major cities is reduced the level of fighting to what last month was the lowest number of civilian casualties today, but just as he seems beginning the upper hand militarily. He's floundering badly economically. The country is in a really desperate state, and he doesn't have the money to rebuild really not even to feed his own population. The value of the currency has collapsed prices of increased. Three times since this thought of this year fifty since the war began I've spoken to farmers who are closing down because demand has collapsed for meet, people are struggling to afford for level and the food of the poor. Let alone the cost of a chicken. You've got an outbreak of demonstrations. In some of the lowest heartlands of the regime, people challenging the same slogans, the opposition used to chunk when they began the civil war in two thousand and eleven. So what's gone wrong here? Why haven't the military gains been matched with with some competency? There tends to blame the outside world it says at. America fell to bring down the. The regime militarily, and is now trying to do the same economically it points to a new American Law of the Caesar Act that comes into effect this week, which bans trade financial transactions with the key sectors that prop up the Syrian regime including reconstruction. I think it's wrong to attribute all the problems that Syria has to American sanctions. This is a country which don't forget has been broken by nine years of wards smashed it still divided and in effect Mr Spectrum is half of his twenty years in power. Fighting a civil war devastated much reserve it. Infrastructure is destroyed his manufacturing hub in Aleppo. It's left almost half the population. Displaced or chase them abroad, so here's really the author of his own economic woes, and the regime doesn't have the resources to rebuild its main patrons. Russia and Iran are more interested in taking money getting what they can out of Syria than putting money in on top of that those those Lebanon, which was serious economic window to the outside world. It was the place where this is used can. Is the banking center and now Levin itself is in economic chaos. So what has Mr done as as all of these sources of of support have have fallen away as he's tried to blame others. He sacked his prime minister. He's introduced a series of. Economic measures to try and hold them to what revenues he still has in the country. He slashed impulse. Buy Fifty percents. He's stopped his banks from issuing loans. ATM's of pretty much down across regime areas, and indeed he's sort of been fleecing the most powerful businessmen in Syria including his cousin Ramaema's Loof, but always seemed to be kind of piecemeal measures. Measures they seem desperate. It has said that there's not really much vision coming from the top. Charlotte said he's been surprisingly absent from the political scene. He hoped that some Gulf states might bail him out, but that seems to be floundering as well because the Caesar Act is going to deter many who might have engaged with the regime from banking on Mr. Perhaps his two best hopes. Ironically the Arizona outside regime-controlled, because they will not be subject to the Caesar Act so the come the two hours in the north. And it might be the detritus to increase trade within the uses these areas which previously. Loggerheads with him as as middlemen to access the outside well, and then of course there's Hezbollah its share on group which is kept Lebanon's most powerful force, and has been heavily involved in the fighting in Syria in Lebanon control the only airport, and they control many of the crossings into Syria, so it might be that you're going to see increased reliance on Hezbollah to bring in impulse from the outside world, but all this is going to lead to an increase in reliance. Reliance on smuggling rings, going to lead to an increase in racketeering. This isn't really the basis for trying to manage a country's economy, and so can he find his way out of this? Is there a chance that all this could bring mister down at last trust has been remarkably successful, defying predictions his demise, but this time it has to be said there is a difference the economic crisis in series on settling the regime in a way that the war rarely did. Even at the worst moments of the fighting Mr Asset managed to retain the loyalty of half the population particularly relied on minorities whether they were Christians or his own Alawite base. They're a splinter sect the that comes from mainstream Islam, and then you have the truth minority as well. All seemed to be wavering. They wonder what's happened to the peace dividend. They wonder whether Mr Assad is going to be able to feed them looks like the whole patronage network is crumbling before their eyes, and so all beginning to wonder whether he is not the solution to their problems, but the problem itself. Nicholas thank you very much for joining Jason..

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"assad" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show

The Jordan Harbinger Show

11:57 min | 11 months ago

"assad" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show

"More about dropping. Cover a lot of questions about that but I want to hear about this. Suv Stop Stories. Speaking following the law persona non grata ambush training. You've got stopped in your as you. The on the way to the CIA compound. Let's hear that because that's not something that most of us deal with every day on our commute. Oh my gosh so you know here. I was praying to never have to use this ambush training in real life and I did in fact have to use it but it was presented to me in a way that I could have never anticipated so here I am in this kidnapping and carjacking one of the capitals of the world. I had found out that one of my colleagues who had my position about a year or two before me. She had actually been kidnapped in the capital city and at that time other people being kidnapped out of the capital city. They're usually targets of opportunity meaning people saw them saw that they were valuable as a Westerner and that they could be sold to al Qaeda for money so I was very aware of this and we would tell each other at work. Just don't ever get taken. If you get taken you'll never come back. All of the kid nappies that we were. We're I've had been killed. We did an episode with Gavin Becker. Who wrote the gift of fear and one of the things that he taught me in the nineties that he writes about in some of his books is never go to the secondary location. Which has you know is the place where they're going to take you because your best chance to stand and fight is right there and willing to that Gavin de Becker episode in the show notes. But that's essentially the concept that you're talking about is do not get taken if you get killed at the point at which they're trying to take you so be it. It's probably better than the way you're gonNA get killed later after they take you. That's absolutely correct and I always referenced. This book the Gift of fear. It is absolutely one of the best books that I've ever read. And he is spot on in terms of telling you how to handle these situations and so it was like. Don't ever get taken absolutely not so. I'm driving alone from my compound of the southern edge of the city. My husband was traveling so as by myself and this is a country where all the women are completely covered as western diplomats. We did not have to cover but obviously I would address very respectfully long sleeves but when you're driving to work. How much can somebody see-through Windshield? Really? It's just your head and your neck area but I stopped at a stop late in the middle of the city and a car pulled up behind me and then a man was crossing the street in front of me and when he got in front of my suv he looked up and he saw me through the windshield. And again I had mentioned earlier about these places being extremely sexually repressed cultures. And these places where you can't even see another woman's face outside of your family it turns out that that was just too much of a turn on for this guy and so he planted his feet in front of my car and he started carrying out a particular activity. Wow Harvey Weinstein Style. Right in the middle of the road yes. That's a good way to put it. That's exactly what was happening and I had been the Middle East for years. I've traveled all over the place and Jordan. I have never seen anything like it. You can't walk around with NO HEADSCARF. But if you want to whip it out in an intersection go ahead buddy. Exactly and I'm thinking to myself. This cannot be happening. This is so horrible. This is so stupid he really doing this. It's on my mind is racing and I'm totally annoyed. I'm embarrassed I'm turning red and then suddenly I'm realizing that is. He's doing his business. That other men on the street or taking note and are getting very curious strangely enough. They weren't curious about what he was doing but what was a listening this in him so they wanted to see what was inside the vehicle that was ultimately like what is in there. They started gathering from the street from the shops. And I'm seeing out of the corner of my eyes into my rear view mirror. I literally have all of these men coming towards the car and then suddenly it was like the ambush training kicked in and was like. Oh my God. I'm sitting on the axe. I've got a car behind me because otherwise I would have just backed up and gone around this guy. This guy planted right in front of my car and I can't go anywhere. I'm stuck in like crap. I'm on the axe and I started sweating and I started shaking and I'm like yelling at this guy in Arabic and I'm like Oh for God's sake get it over with and we're talking now Jordan like dozens and dozens of men are now coming towards my vehicle and I thought if they surround my car then it is entirely likely I could be a target of opportunity and get kidnapped or carjacked and taken. Obviously as we've said that cannot happen and so almost without thinking very gut early I took my foot off of the break and I pressed the Gash and I hit the guy with my car. Wow he got ran over while miserable. That's rare that's gotta be single digit number of occurrences in the world at any given time. And I didn't run them over like hit him and threw him and he was completely shocked is I was that I had just done this. Yeah I wasn't even fully thinking through it. I was just like I have to get out of here. He inner surprisingly gets back up again. Plans to ski and continues. And I'm like are a stubborn guy. I mean that drive is pretty strong. Obviously if you're pulling it out and intersection I'm just imagining though like how did Mohammed Diet? Well he was masturbating in an intersection and the woman that he was doing that too ran over with her SUV. Oh okay that's not weird at all. Yeah and so I had a second time and thank God. The second time I was like you know next time I will completely run you over. Because it's either you or me at this point and it's not GonNa be me and so he finally after the second time. Got Up off the pavement and moved out of the way and I can tell you for sure that I did not stop for any more red lights or stop signs all week to the work on bound. I was shaking you know the adrenaline surging through my body. And I realized like I could have just gotten taken and so it was probably one of the scariest things I've done through while serving abroad. Jeez yeah I thought you were going to say I didn't stop for a red light or a stop sign for the next three years because I feel like that's where I'd be at that point just like okay. No longer worried about the traffic signals here. I'm worried about packers on my hood. Boy I had never imagined that I would ever be a situation like that. That's for sure. That's pretty ridiculous. And the fact that you had to hit him twice before he put it away was also really strange. I mean that that whole thing is just completely outside my reality and I would imagine they're like Hey Michelle. You're a little bit late today. What happened on the way here? Yeah over there like what? What do that Baghdad traffic? It's always been well. Actually what happened? Give to file a report when things like that happen. Imagine you can't just show up and go. You'll never believe this right. I did. I had to file a report with the embassy security officer so that they were aware that this kind of thing was happening and they could also alert other drivers to the fact that this happened and they can keep an eye out for their own self protection holy cow. That's unbelievable all right. Well now you've been back in the states. Did you have to keep up appearances for awhile? I mean you have to stay as your cover for a few months years while you're back but you have to maintain your cover forever unless you get special dispensation to drop cover. Oh Wow so as far as anybody knows in. This isn't your case because you did break or you are able to drop cover is far as anybody knows over there. You'RE NOT MICHELLE. Rigby aside your whatever name you used in Egypt or Baghdad or Afghanistan or wherever yeah so obviously we wouldn't use your real name or name with your sources and I looked a little bit different when I was over there as well. So that's helpful. It's like being a different person. You looked a little bit different meaning. I mean you didn't get taller. You get shorter. What do you mean? I wore my hair differently dressed differently so it would make it a little bit harder to know exactly who I was and at that point in time to of course we didn't have social media. We were doing everything we could to maintain a very low profile. I mean we would do regularly search ourselves on Google to make sure we didn't come up which makes people laugh because it was the world was going in one direction and we were going in another. Yeah usually when you see a google alert for your name you get excited whereas in your case you're thinking Oh my God. I hope there's not a photo attached to this right exactly. So did you have to move once you dropped cover to get a fresh start. I can kind of imagine it would be weird to go. Hey at the neighborhood association meeting or the Picnic Basket the way. My name is not Jordan Harbinger. It's actually and you tell everybody that you've lied to them for the last couple of years living in this apartment complex or your neighborhood and your kid's school and you've got to change everything and they're just kind of like that's weird right. So did you just move and unplug and plug everything back in again? We were so unplugged for so long and our lives were so limited in terms of our circles abroad. It wasn't like we were so well known by all kinds of people when we were doing our job again. Kind of flying under the radar. Most of the time. Is there anything? You'd be worried about now that you're sort of out of the CIA closet. Is there anything you have to pay attention to? At all. Sure always personal security will be an issue and something that I have to be very careful with well. You didn't have social media like you said the world's moving in one direction you're moving in another. You've missed so much as you can see. What's your favorite part of being able to rejoin kind of the public world at large here? Well I don't know it's become a favorite thing yet. It's still very scary. Every time I post things I do is so much trepidation. It's very unnatural for me. So of course as you know in order to publish a book you have to have a platform. And you have to do all the self branding and so these things for me. Take a great deal of energy to do them. And it's not natural on the plus side obviously sharing your story and being able to see that it's resonating with other people and it's having an impact that's the plus side for me. So that's the part. That kind of keeps me plugged in and engaged in arenas that make me feel very uncomfortable. Social Social Media. I can imagine that that's the case for sure. What do you think you were better off? Not Having while you're undercover. Do you think you were healthier or had less foam. O or maybe just more free time when you were undercover as opposed to now with all the technology and things that you're using right in fact these days that you have to really make a conscious decision to unplug so for me it's like Oh just get off that social media and read your book. You know you used to do that all the time got to do more of that. I think just like everybody else. Michelle thank you so much for coming on the show here. There's a lot. I know you're sort of new to presenting a lot of these two people that aren't in the CIA. So thank you so much for joining us here on the show and being so open about a lot of crazy stories including some stuff. That might be a little bit. Yeah embarrassing I suppose yes thanks Jordan for having me giving me an opportunity to share a little bit about my background and the hopes that it can inspire other people to do things that scare them a little bit because I have found that my place of purpose in the locations and the activities. That scared me the most big thanks to Michelle for joining us on this show today. Her book is called breaking. Cover my secret life in the CIA and what it taught me about. What's worth fighting for links to all her stuff will be in the website.

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"assad" Discussed on REAL 92.3

REAL 92.3

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"assad" Discussed on REAL 92.3

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"assad" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

AM 1590 WCGO

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"assad" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

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"assad" Discussed on Intersections

Intersections

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"assad" Discussed on Intersections

"Like the imf and the world bank you both in two different papers that you both ever in most recommendations were on this go local go slow approach can you talk a little bit about some of your specific recommendations for the places where it's appropriate to start certain reconstruction efforts talk about what those projects with look like talk a little more about that go local that you've just started talking about tamara i'll start an i know steve will have a lot to san this as well i think that in the paper that i wrote with brian reeves up premise there was that we were talking about areas that were not under the direct control of the assad regime and so the primary concern there was look assad or no assad this is a society that has been at war with itself and there are a whole sets of divisions amongst and between communities that have been reflected in the fighting reflected in population displacement and so as outsiders come in and provide reconstruction assistance there are ways in which they might provide that assistance that could exacerbate those social conflicts rather than help to melia them and so brian and i were really trying in that paper to provide some guidelines that would mitigate that risk and to focus in on helping donors understand the existing power relationships that are reflected on the ground that they might either reinforce or soften with their reconstruction assistance and also to look at specific ways in which international donors can invest in community reconciliation so one example i think that flows very much out of the experience in iraq is where you have an ethnic or sectarian division within a community and you've had a lot of population displacement from one ethnicity or sect it's important to recognize that you know you might do reconstruct.

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"assad" Discussed on Congratulations with Chris D'Elia

Congratulations with Chris D'Elia

02:23 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on Congratulations with Chris D'Elia

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"assad" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The service of asset alone on the long drive from damascus to aleppo the graffiti spelt it out al assad lillard assad for eternity an assad were ahead said and no one else and surrey hora an assad were bus syria freedom asset and that's it the merchandising is also in full swing by shaw mugs bush and putin photos on sale in hotel lobbies cabela's simp for iranian visitors a society is being broken bit by bit for now assad is rewriting history with putin's help to cover up the original cause of the damage everything is laid at the door of the terrorists on the drive back from aleppo we stopped at adra maderas one of the many reception centres housing refugees displaced from the huta after the russian lead saran army offensive just over a month ago this one holds about five thousand and they are being held like animals it was the first taste of reality on the trip roy humanity without filters deeply affecting for everyone as we stepped inside pretty children were pushed forward and men behind them started to talk about their escape from the terrorists but surprisingly the arabic speakers among us we're able to slip off into the crowds a woman invited me to her home leading me through a maze of small curtains spaces each one for a family to her own small space with nothing but a thin mattress plastic sheet on the floor and the gaping hole in the concrete roof about fifteen moreland soon squeezed into the tiny space desperate to tell me their stories they offered me water from ten cup since they had nothing else no facilities to cook or make tea it emerged hygiene facilities are horrific.

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"assad" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"He was in the german military and they were guest by it was the french and and he was wounded by that that's that's it was the disability at earned him the aaron cross and got him out of the army yet so the idea is i don't know maybe just in a lot of society as a whole the fact that this particular you know field of weaponry troubled him on so viscerally that and then turning around and seeing you know presumably one of the greatest monsters of human history is so freaked out by on the other hand he wasn't he wasn't at all rachel freaked out about using gas against his own people against i'd say yeah not certainly not in concentration camps or anything but in the field about i don't know if that if just seeing like okay if something troubles this monster this way it must be more like immeasurably more terrifying than alternatives i don't know i'm just making a lot like extrapolating a lot but i'm wondering i don't know in your opinion what i don't know what sense it could be too that any kind of how our our current perception might might take on the serious situation is is pretty straightforward you have there and and this is an my sadness about this whole thing is that americans don't understand how complex this is that first of all assad is a criminal i mean he's a he has you know even if even if he didn't commit any of those fifty plus gas attacks against his own people that he's been accused of non numerous ones welldocumented even if he didn't do any of them he's still has killed hundreds of thousands of his own people through conventional weapons and through his torture regimes george w bush employed bishara law saad to torture people during after nine eleven you know if we wanted people if we wanted information extracted from them we sent them to turkey if we simply wanted them tortured to death we sent them to syria and the cia was all over this so assad we've known for a long time assad is is a brutal killer who has no business running a country i am not supporting the kinky line which tries to excuse him from that let let me just finish this point i'd love to get your take on it particularly calling from ukraine but but on the other hand we have to acknowledge the fact that just.

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"assad" Discussed on Last Podcast on the Left

Last Podcast on the Left

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on Last Podcast on the Left

"People died else was just want to current events what assad assad older brother was supposed to be in syria but he died in the sod was just an optometrist and he's like now i have to lead it doesn't make him good no absolute killing his own people absolutely ignorance turns at some point at some point just being like i'm bad at your job like when when it sell stakes do the punishments are also high stakes if you can't figure out how to run your shit this is opposed to be some this the you have to be very capable to run something complex like it's an autocracy that's matched with a citizen government that also has a whole branch of the church that's also involve and you're fighting a revolution within your own country and wars against multiple people that are outgunning you like debt would take a genius into just just to keep it together into emotionally sympathetic i have stressed dreams we run a podcast so i can't i will butuan just this show really had to get on medication so i can handle it so yes i understand very difficult positions that they were in yeah very difficult i it's it's a lot more complicated than just they deserved it oh of course yeah i mean of course people who did it were horrible lennon installing mean they were also just and then you get into the whole line of just following orders date or know what to do there's a whole level of blame is very difficult and context of international i guess.

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"assad" Discussed on SOFREP Radio

SOFREP Radio

02:22 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on SOFREP Radio

"Eleven yeah i mean when i grew up the taliban i knew about them you know in the nineties growing up we we taken care of several refugees trying to escape taliban but they're largely on the other side of the border and that obviously changed after nine eleven so definitely things got a lot more dangerous security had to be up upgraded everywhere in where where it didn't you know they felt it when i was in of course that started culminating into attacks on westerners you know there was a there was a church that some of my friends went to that grown up within in gilgit in a it was in assad and the church was in so my friends mcgill friends with their and guys just came into start throwing grenades down the aisles of the church ship yeah and like just stuff like that there's a couple a couple more attacks and then my school it was my second week of so i don to a boarding school i mean so i went to kind of to a home school starting off and it was kind of home school my parents didn't teach there there was like seven kids up in gilgit in seven to nine depending on the year all different ages in the parents take turns you know or like that we'd have volunteers in teach but once you start hitting six seventh eighth grade it's like okay we need to send them to some like an actual institution you know real school basically so a lot of people went to british boarding school in murray it was called as our away from a from some of which was assan was thirteen hour drive from my house in gilgit but a one hour flight because you're going through the mountains like going through the himalayas like hairpin turn after been turned but anyway so i went to british boarding school and some guys came in to the school and shot up the school and killed six people that was my second week of eighth grade.

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"assad" Discussed on Part of the Problem

Part of the Problem

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on Part of the Problem

"It's the old kind of like messaien human action deduction that you can make right like you it's like if someone was trying to convince you that life is way better and people are way happier in in mexico the may are in the united states of america that'd be a kind of tough sell right because people are flooding out of mexico into america and not vice versa so you can kind of deduce by the action that people are taking that they they prefer this choice over that one and it doesn't mean that either choices perfect it's a doesn't mean that there aren't bad things on both sides but it's far from the case that assad is is responsible for this entire civil war in fact it's quite likely to believe that if we had never gotten involved none of this would have happened to begin with and so you know it it's a whole mess over there but there's really no question that if if we hadn't overthrown saddam hussein if we hadn't tilted the balance of power toward the shiites in the first place and then decided that we had tilt the balance back and then decided that we had to arm up anybody who is fighting against assad you know there's there's really no way to see isis rising to begin with we're the ones who drew a al qaeda in iraq into iraq where we're the ones who who you know us the us in our allies are the ones who armed them when they became isis and so you know this is there's really no way to imagine the scenario getting this bad and so these these hundreds of thousands of people who are dead in syria you know what the media doesn't wanna tell you when they're condemning assad is that actually us foreign policy is pretty directly responsible as pretty directly responsible and and again it's just it's it's really hard for me to stomach when a see all these journalists who are like so outraged by the hundreds of thousands of people dead in in syria who had who basically were supporters of the war in iraq and also have nothing to say in yemen.

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"assad" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

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"assad" Discussed on PURE ROCK RADIO Originals

PURE ROCK RADIO Originals

03:26 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on PURE ROCK RADIO Originals

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"assad" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

103.5 KISS FM

03:04 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

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"assad" Discussed on Power 106 FM

Power 106 FM

02:47 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on Power 106 FM

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"assad" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

MYfm 104.3

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

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"assad" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

103.5 KISS FM

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"assad" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

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