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Fresh update on "government" discussed on WNYC Programming
"Opportunities to observe the impact of paranoia. When deployed by a fantasist in the White House in Arizona Man died after taking Clara Quinn, his wife said that they heard about it from Trump's briefings. Are you gonna allow the government to tell you you have to wear a mask? Some believe these mask orders go against their freedoms will protect. All right. I will know. Me and I will not pay for anti vax conspiracies have seen a numbers swell on Facebook and doctors warn, if left unchecked, they could undermine and effective vaccine. The death toll from the Corona virus pandemic has surpassed 150,000 in the United States. That's the highest number of fatalities in any nation by far and accounts for nearly 1/4 of the recorded global toll..
Judge rejects pharmacy chains' bid to toss opioid suits
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting five pharmacy chains failed to get opioid related lawsuits tossed lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties against pharmacy chain CVS Walgreens rite aid Walmart and giant eagle can continue U. S. district judge Dan Polster rejected a motion from the chains to dismiss the lawsuit ruling in Ohio law allows lake and Trumbull county's two filed nuisance claims the county's content of the opioid dispensing practices of the five chains flooded their communities with nearly one hundred thirty million oxy code own and hydrocodone pills between two thousand and twenty fourteen Polster is overseeing more than two thousand lawsuits filed by local governments tribal authorities and others against companies they blamed for fueling an opioid epidemic hi Mike Rossio
Fresh "government" from WBBM Evening News
"To reality in Chicago High federal government has approved tax credits that clear the way for two adjoining affordable housing buildings for veterans to be built on the former site of Saint James Hospital. Richard May. Nacchio, executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County, says the project will also include retail and other services, which he hopes will play a major role in the revitalization of downtown Chicago Heights. That's $25 million project, I think is going to be a catalyst for future development on this site itself and in the surrounding areas, Pinocchio says the 82 units in the Chicago Heights project or just one step of a broader goal. To meet the housing needs of about 2000 homeless and low income veterans in the south suburbs. Construction is expected to begin early next year, with the first residents move again by early 2022. Jim Goodness, NewsRadio, 105 point on FM with warm and more sticky this weekend, we'll check in with the AccuWeather five day forecast coming up. W BB of news time. 7 13 for the facts that matter.
US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19
"Trouble making rent or mortgage payments. Two new, sobering government reports showing racial disparities in the U. S. Corona virus epidemic is thing extending to Children. CDC reports looked at hospitalizations of Children with covert Hispanic Children hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids. Black Children hospitalized at a rate five times higher Second report finds nearly
Fresh update on "government" discussed on Mark Levin
"Forced in his first presidential run in 1988 after he was found to a play. Arised a speech from a British politician. It's four minutes past the hour Lebanon and morning after this week's warehouse explosion in Beirut, killed at least 135 wounded thousands and lift up to 300,000 homeless. First the explosion Tuesday in Beirut now an explosion of anger as Lebanese take to the streets already suffering financial and political chaos. They're mad at the government they feel is responsible for the blast, which left over 135 people dead. Some 5000 injured 300,000 homeless Americans among the casualties Lebanese President Michelle own facing new charges today his government had been repeatedly told about the danger of stories of 2800 tons of chemicals at Beirut Sport, the source of the blast. 16 people are now reportedly detained as countries around the world are rushing relief to Beirut, including the United States. Not.
Drug Companies Face Lawsuits From Opioid Crisis As They Respond To The Pandemic
"This week, Johnson and Johnson announced a $1 billion deal with the federal government to develop a new Corona virus vaccine. It's one of many drug companies on the front lines of the covert 19 response, but many of these same firms are facing an avalanche of lawsuits for their role in the opioid epidemic. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Man has been following this and joins us now. Hi bran. Hi, Stacy. Somewhere in this seems like kind of a complicated moment for the drug industry in two very different stories playing out, But first tell us where things stand with the opioid lawsuits. Yeah, eso covered 19 basically shut down the court system nationally for months, but now that log jam is breaking loose and thousands of these civil and criminal cases they're grinding forward again. Big federal trial against pharmacy chains involved in the opiate epidemic just got the green light in Ohio. And next month, a lawsuit against two drugmakers Endo and Mallinckrodt goes to a jury trial in Tennessee. I spoke with Gerard Stranz, one of the lead attorneys representing local governments. In that case, they're demanding billions of dollars in compensation from these companies. Justice delayed is justice denied, and they know that when they sit in front of a jury of the community members would have to explain their conduct. There is no explanation and they're going to have to answer for what they've done. Remember, the federal government says 1/4 1,000,000 Americans have died after taking these opioid medications, and the drug industry is still scrambling to cope with the legal and financial fallout from that. Is there a risk that that opioid look, lawsuits could destabilize or maybe even bankrupt drug companies? I mean this at a time when they are really needed to respond to the pandemic. You know, people are talking a lot about this. Some drug companies have already filed for bankruptcy because of opioids and other firm Mallinckrodt said this week they may file for Chapter 11. So there is concern that holding these companies accountable for the addiction epidemic could disrupt their ability to make these important medical products. Rebecca half a G studies opioid litigation for the Rand Corporation and the University of Michigan. All of these companies have other products as well as opioids that are used for medically necessary purposes. So the goal is not necessarily to put these pharmacies thes manufacturers these distributors out of business altogether, and that would actually be bad for public health and or the health care industry. So one thing I'm hearing Stacy's. As these court cases all move forward. There's new pressure to reach some kind of national opioids settlement that would end all this uncertainty for the drug industry. I mean, obviously, the opioid lawsuits have been a huge black eye for the drug industry. Do you think the pandemic will give them a chance to repair some of the damage to their reputations? I think that is part of the story. Right now. Johnson and Johnson is a good example. Last year Oklahoma one A half $1,000,000,000 decision against the company of the state's attorney general described Johnson and Johnson as a drug kingpin organization for its role making and selling opioids. It's terrible PR. Now the company's casting itself really differently is a public health champion. Of course, a lot of state and local governments say not so fast. They want billions of dollars from these companies before they put the opioid crisis
U.S. Employers Add 1.8 million Jobs In July
"Today. We got a decent but not great economic report to kick off the weekend, the Labor Department told us that employers kept bringing jobs back in July 1.8 million. Overall, the unemployment rate fell about 1% to 10.2%. That's a little higher than the worst of the great recession, but certainly better than April's 15%. We asked marketplaces Mitchell Hartman to look into which jobs are coming back and which might not If the job losses early in the pandemic, we're a torrent. 22 million jobs washed away in just about six weeks. The rebound since then has been more like a steady current. Around nine million jobs gained back and the backto work flows been strongest in low wage service jobs that were savaged early on, says Julia Polic, a ZIP recruiter. The largest gains were in leisure and hospitality and in retail Job stocking shelves at reopened stores, serving drinks at bars and restaurants cleaning people's teeth at dentist's offices. But job gains slowed considerably in July compared to June, And that's because as many cities and states had to pause there re openings to fightback surges in Kobe cases. Businesses couldn't really resume business as usual. The jobs recovery is doing better in sectors less affected by government covert restrictions and consumers. Caution, says Robert Frick at Navy Federal Credit Union. Own construction and construction in general is doing well. Manufacturing is doing relatively well. I love those are important to the economy because it supports service jobs. But Julia Pollock has a warning for professionals whose jobs depend on the consumer economy Among high wage occupations where most workers can work from home that typically are recession proof we see stagnation and even continued decline. In July. Employers cut jobs in business management advertising computer systems in commercial
US: Border tunnel appears to be 'most sophisticated'
"An incomplete tunnel has been found that stretches from Mexico to Arizona it's being described by government officials as one of the most sophisticated tunnels in U. S. history the intention was smuggling it went from San Luis Rio Colorado Mexico to San Luis Arizona where it stops short of reaching the surface it had a ventilation system water lines electrical wiring a rail system and extensive reinforcement homeland security investigators started excavating around the tunnel a few weeks ago after someone reported a sinkhole near the border wall I'm a Donahue
Georgia High School Students Suspended for Social Media Posts Showing Packed Hallways
"Georgia students suspended after posting picture of crowded hallway in her school. So this viral video and you'll see it on the Acting Secretary Blob this viral video photo showing students in a Georgia high school crowded in always with few sides visit with few visible mass resulted in the sophomore who posted it being suspended of course it's a little. Teenage girl but the reason suspended is not because of the the the photo being t dragons L. You it's it's against most school policies tab your cell phone out during the day of course, kids flaunt this and there's really no way teachers get enforce it because then you chase down every student, but it's still in the code of conduct for every single public school. Of course I wanna read what? Hannah waters, who's the sophomore at Paul Ding, High School in Dallas Georgia said, and it really speaks to the carrying of the nation. I was concerned for the safety of everyone in that building and everyone in the county because precautions that the CDC guidelines the CDC I've been telling us for months now weren't being follow Hashtag now. She hashtag anything she was she was talking to the the news people. She was just being a Karen like look we're not being save the school. Tell doesn't care about us to try to kill US I want to go back to my snuggie and do virtual learning at I want to cuddle up with my puppy and do my virtual learning how?
Trump signs order to bar transactions with TikTok's parent company
"Because President Trump has signed an executive order now that would ban Tic Tac from doing business with US firms or the company that owns it. Ah, And the question is Is TIC tac, really a national security issue. Yeah, because the idea that it's owned by the Chinese company and that Chinese companies because of China being a totalitarian regime are one and the same with the repressive government there And, you know, I've never been a big fan of China, especially since the Tiananmen Square crackdown back in what, 89 I was around the same age is a lot of those college students. That just always stuck with me How they just, you know, wiped out so many of their up and coming generation in an effort to hang onto power. And so as technology has progressed, all these abs that most of us led on our phones were giving way. All this information about where we are who we are about what we like and what we do. I mean, the fact the idea of thinking about information going to AA Communist regime or the Chinese regime. I'm not sure exactly what they could do to me other than make me serve up more ads for me to look at for stuff I don't need to buy. But I can't. There's a part of me that's uneasy. Uneasy about the Chinese ownership of TIC tac and understand where Trump is coming from, which is probably just a bid to kind of reach up to the base in an
The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages
"The U. S government is believed to have sent text messages to people overseas to solicit support to stop election interference. But that effort may have had unintended consequence. What's been happening is people in other countries, namely Iran and Russia, have received mysterious text messages from the U. S government written in Farsi and Russian. Essentially, they offer millions of dollars for actionable information on efforts in those countries to disrupt the U. S elections. The intelligence community here is said for months They've seen an uptick in foreign efforts to disrupt the election. It's believed the effort is linked to a State Department campaign to persuade foreign nationals to help. But these efforts while they may pay off, have alarmed some of the recipients who thought they were a part of a cyber attack or worse. G green W
A Russian ship's cargo of dangerous ammonium nitrate was stranded in Beirut port for years
"The Lebanese government, which has come under criticism for the storage of the explosive material blame for the blasts, has now launched an investigation. The ammonium nitrate came from a cargo vessel owned by a Russian businessman. It was impounded seven years ago after the ship made an unplanned stop in Beirut, and it was then
Employers slowed hiring in July as coronavirus spread
"The Labor Department says US employers added one point eight, million jobs in July but NPR's Jim Zarroli reports the pace of economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic is slowing the nation's unemployment rate fell to ten point two percent last month down from eleven point one percent the month before employers continued to add jobs especially in government and leisure and hospitality the unemployment rate top fifteen percent in marches businesses shutdown on mass. The job market has recovered some ground since then but more than a million people are still being laid off each week many businesses in some states have been forced to close down again as cases of the virus of. Surged and jobless rate remains very high by historic standards Jim. Zarroli NPR news
US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials
"US is imposing sanctions on pro China officials in Hong Kong, including the leader of the government. For their alleged roles in squashing freedom in the former British colony. The Treasury Department announcing sanctions today on Carrie Lam, the leader of the pro Beijing government and other officials. Sanctions, the latest in a string of actions of the Trump administration is taking against China as tensions between the two nations rise over trade disputes and the Corona virus. Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong earlier this year. Raising widespread concerns about the Chinese government cracking down on those anti government protests
Coronavirus: Belgium, Andorra, and Bahamas added to UK quarantine list
"Today's front pages are filled with stories suggesting that the UK may impose quarantine restrictions on travel is coming. From France, meanwhile, new fourteen day restrictions have been imposed on Belgium, and you're and the Bahamas Katie as what would have it. You'll joining us from Paris. How likely is it? Do you think that you will be told to isolate when you return? My Luck's GonNa depend depending how the next few days go as it was interesting is clearly Francis the country where we've had corona virus infection levels are going up. I'm not just saying this because I like to go home and not have to self quarantine for two weeks, but it is not such a jump as we have seen in places like Spain. It could. He is the wrong direction, it's going in is high. High priority for the government to keep track of because if they were to miss something, they thought they needed a quarantine. It could actually have quite large effect just because of the number of British tourists who do tend to go to France. But also for that same reason I think while we have seen and we saw Spain the government is quite happy to make these decisions and just take the hit is interesting. Chance. This at this morning where he was saying, we will not hesitate of personally think that is quite like the Sweet Vegas and government that most air purchase at perhaps not in place by the end of the month. But I think this is going to be a graduating the data as it goes.
Unemployment Rate Fell to 10.2% in July, U.S. Employers Added 1.8 Million Jobs
"Job market has seen its third straight month of improvement. The government reports. Employers added close to two million jobs last month. The unemployment rate dropping to 10.2%. Economy has recovered about half of the 22 million jobs that lost the pandemic induced recession. According to the Labor Department's new jobs report. The unemployment rate fell last month from 11.1% to 10.2% though still exceeds the highest rate during the 8 4009 great recession in July Manufacturing at 26,000 jobs, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues gained 592,000 and retail added 258,000 jobs. Bernie Bennett in Washington.
Elliott Abrams, convicted of lying about Iran-Contra, named special representative for Iran
"State Department has announced Elliot Abrams will become the administration's new special representative for Iran. Abrahams. Will also continuous special representative for Venezuela where led the trump administration's unsuccessful efforts to topple the Venezuelan government in Nineteen ninety-one. Elliot Abrams was convicted of lying to Congress during the Iran Contra But he was later pardoned by President George H W Bush Abrahams defended Guatemalan dictator General Franco smart as he oversaw campaign of mass murder and torture of indigenous people in Guatemala in the nineteen eighties real smart was later convicted of genocide Abrahams who is also linked to the two thousand two attempted coup against Venezuelan president to go charges. The Peace Group Code Pink Slammed Elliot Abrams New appointment saying quote the dangerous conflict resulting from trump's withdraw from the nuclear agreement will be exacerbated by a man committed to Washington's failed policies of regime
beirut explosion latest news
"Some exercises in perspective the IRA bomb which severely damaged Canary Wharf in London in Nineteen ninety-six was estimated at just over one ton of ammonium nitrate Timothy McVeigh's bomb which demolished a federal government building in Oklahoma City in nineteen ninety-five was just over two tons of the same material. The boss which erupted in Beirut's port on Tuesday was estimated at two. Thousand seven hundred and fifty tons of ammonium nitrate. One of the biggest peacetime non nuclear explosions in history as Bhai. Route begins the barely imaginable task of cleaning up and is understandably enough growing tear gas was fired yesterday at protesters near the parliament building I'm joined. Now by Lila Milana, Allen France twenty four's correspondent in Beirut Leyla. First of all, you have been visiting the port which was the epicenter of the explosion. I can't begin to imagine where you would even describe such scene but I'm going to ask you to have a crack at doing that the scene is as you say, almost indescribable does smoke still rising from the charred MBA's off. Destroyed packing crates destroyed shelving and it says every kind of. Utility things you'd expect to see in shops. Twisted. Washing machines on the floor items from pharmacies because this of course port, this is the one thirty functional in Lebanon imposed everything and everything was stored than in the center. You have the remains of these enormous grain silos that carried the grain for the majority of the country completely destroyed and parts of them. Still collapsing there you have a aid workers desperately trying to dig people of rubble that's thirty meters deep, and the conditions are horrific temperatures of thirty degrees baking hot sun. The air is thick and brown the smell acrid burning metal and plastic. It really is post-apocalyptic and this goes on for over a mile. Entire poor is just smoking twisted metal and daybreak. Nash. have. You got a clear sense of how widespread the damage across Beirutis. How far can you go from the blast without seeing broken windows? So it. was about nine kilometers where we're still doing things like breaking windows the impact of it and having people. That's it really has spread incredibly far, and it's an uneven spread as well because. What's happened is that the grain ciders positioned in a certain way which meant that it protected half of the city of West Beirut, which historically has in many disasters. Conflicts actually born the brunt of of problems in Beirut and actually deflected the majority of the blast towards the East and the south, which is why a famous areas like Gymnasium Ohio Asha fear completely The buildings there obliterated and one of the concerns now is a lot of. Buildings the older buildings in Beirut the few buildings left in the east of in pre-civil war, which were much loved already, quite delicate on the point of collapse yesterday as people were trying to clear the streets constantly civil defense volunteers trying to pull people back away from these buildings with balconies hanging down stone starting to crumble because of course, that's a huge dangerous. People are still sifting through rubble trying to find loved ones that buildings could. New Buildings that had not yet collapsed could collapse on top of the other issue is that the new builds a lot of them are concrete and speaking to an engineer what can happen with concrete is that with a shockwave blast like this concrete cracks easily under pressure and so that can be in tunnel cracks there that you don't know about in can't be seen from the outside, but the make the building unstable and because there's really been. Very, little help from the government with people trying to go back into their homes, clear up and see what they can retrieve and whether their homes are still livable. Many people going back into very unstable buildings and some living there because they have no other former shelter. So a real risk of further injury as buildings might potentially collapse over the next few days very similar to the aftermath of an earthquake, which is what this is compared to. A among the people who was serving the damage in Beirut yesterday was of course, President Emmanuel Macron of France undertaking a extraordinary spontaneous visit. How is that being received? I mean, it's it's understandable enough that Lebanese politicians don't want to interact at a personal level with the public at the not only for their own safety but is it being regarded as strange that the first high profile politician to to take a walkabout should be the president of an entirely different country? Well, it is strange, but it's not being regarded as strange. I was down on the street yesterday when McCone was was walking through glad-handing the crowd I mean, he really was you know playing up to it and was supposed to be going to Baabda Palace, the Presidential Palace to meet with politicians and delayed that for an extra hour on the schedule to stay with Lebanese people in the streets of course, playing up very much. The fact that he was there to see them he'd said before the visit my main priorities to go and be with the people of Lebanon. And extend, solidarity's to them, and then after that I will be dealing with the political varieties speaking to them. So in the streets, he was absolutely mobbed by people he's hugging people shaking hands with them people coming up tim saying, please don't give those politicians any money that corrupt criminals we don't trust them and he responded to one woman I know you don't trust them graffiti everywhere saying don't give one. Euro. To those Michael help us. So he really did make himself as I say a man of the people yesterday I spoke to a couple of young women afterwards. WHO said to me? That man was more of a leader to us in fifteen minutes than any of our politicians have been where all day no one has come to see us where are they wears the help and later in the day after a lot of commentary that. The. Obviously. Lebanese politicians feeding quite shamefaced one. The justice minister did come down to the streets to try and speak to people clearing up and she had water thrown in her face and chanting protest. Immediately, they're not welcome and that people absolutely fading that the government has no interest in safety in their health in their wellbeing and their ability to rebuild hiding away from them as everybody marshals together to try and get things. Back to nothing like normal but something livable at least just to follow that up finally, regular listeners may recall that you and I were speaking on Monday talking about the resignation of Lebanon's foreign minister and that seemed like a pretty big story at the time He's probably ruin his timing at this point but have you seen or heard anything in terms of actual messaging attempts to help or anything from the alleged government of Lebanon or d you kind of assume that they've all got to the point where they just realized the games up nobody really wants to hear from them anymore. It's quite extraordinary. There is honesty nothing happening in terms of that what the government is doing a lot of finger pointing at each other and previous administrations about who's to blame for this they've put everybody associated with the report under house arrest and saying that they're going to find the perpetrators. But of course, everybody's saying somebody else's the perpetrator on what we know so far it seems that for six years has been ongoing negligence at the highest. Level where a several reports were were built up by the head of the port and have customs sent to the government center the Prime Minister's Office the judiciary about the fact that this was a ticking time bomb and something has to be done completely ignored. So the government is going on about this investigation saying they'll find responsible meanwhile three hundred, thousand people in Beirut homeless, five, thousand injured hundreds still missing, and honestly all you can see on the streets is volunteers. The. Lebanese. breath volunteers, obviously with their ambulances civil defence wanting tears, young people armed with spades and rooms marching down the street just going into people's homes into buildings and sweeping up what they can and moving onto the next one cleaning up themselves. They all said to me of course not here we wouldn't expect anything else from them with the only people who can help ourselves and today international aid. Groups coming in different countries, sending their own firefighters medical support in, and still a complete absence of the Lebanese government anywhere except the poor area learn Milana Allen in Beirut thank you very much for joining us.
That history should not repeat: Hiroshimas storytellers
"Seventy, five years ago, this week, the B twenty, nine, bomber, Nola gay dropped little boy, the world's first use of an atomic weapon. At Eight fifteen in the morning of August six Japanese time. The first atomic thumb has done enemy talk. It detonated over. Hiroshima immediately killing around one hundred and forty. Thousand People I'm was aimed to explode about zero point. In the city at the junction of. Untold River. Three days later, another stroke sake. As Japan marks the anniversary, it hopes to keep the wartime memories alive using the stories of people who survived the attacks. On all. Holland. But the average age of survivors is now over eighty three. But those. This'll be the last chance to hear from those witnesses during a major anniversary. August sixth nineteen forty five was supposed to be a day off for seventeen year old. Takeo to Toco. No Snyder is the economists Tokyo Bureau chief. She had made plans to meet two girlfriends at eight fifteen owning at a train station on the west side of Shema. She was running late, and then she stepped outside, she saw flash and heard a bang. Which you regained consciousness, she found herself lying thirty meters away a mushroom cloud rising over the city. People with charts skin peeling from their arms rushing over a nearby hillside. Mr K. Ohka left's to look for her mother. and. Found rivers filled with bodies took her six days to locate her mom who is still miraculously alive. Mom lived for another twenty two years. We stuck ohka became a prominent voice amongst the hypocrisy shower, atomic bomb survivors, atomic sufferers. Telling Her story abroad many times in hopes of preventing atomic bombs from ever being used again. I heard this tale from her daughter. He got no. Mario. Who's part of a fascinating unique project underway in both your Sima Nagasaki to help preserve the stories, of Hypoxia, for generations to come to, how does this project work? So there are still some hundred and thirty thousand living. inbox. Amiss. Gone. But their average age is now over eighty three and the number who can tell their stories publicly is declining drastically. Just. You got the fact that could have done this. So the city government's in both fishermen sake have been recruiting scores of volunteers like music Otieno to become what they call dense Shosha or legacies successors. These are essentially memory keepers, people who learned the stories of the hypoxia down to the most gruesome details in order to be able to retell them with power and veracity for years into the future do. So the volunteers in, Hiroshima, have to go through a rather rigorous course, three years of study training discussion with hypoxia before they're allowed to retell the stories in public. Ms Higashi, no is somewhat unusual in that. She inherited own story, most of the Dan Shosha, take on a stranger's burden. And it simply because that's that generation of of survivors passing that the these city governments have started this program. Yeah, it is. It's really reflective of the anxiety that many people in here, C.`mon, Nagasaki and throughout Japan feel about fading wartime memories I'm what will happen. Once this generation firsthand witnesses passes away the city governments and the peace museums. Atomic bomb museums in both cities have been collecting and recording testimony for many years. But this then social program is away, they hope to preserve these memories in living form to retain the emotional impact. The comes from searing these stories from another human being. and. So where does this fit in with the the wider of up the bombing of of the war in Japan? For Japan, the Hiroshima Experience became central to wartime memory and park has some scholars have argued because it allows victim narrative to dominate shifting the focus away from the atrocities Japanese soldiers committed abroad in Asia and the Pacific certainly oaks in China and Korea have bristled at the lack of context that some of the retailing's of the aroma and Nagasaki experiences or trey. and. If you look at Japan today, it's of course, wrestling a new with the legacy of the Second World War and its aftermath in particular the constitution that America imposed on Japan after the war, which renounces war bars Japan from maintaining armed forces. In practice, Japan does maintain a powerful military which it calls the Self Defense Forces and its Prime Minister Obey Shinzo years has hoped to change the constitution to revise the constitution in order to make explicit that Japan's military is constitutional and and perhaps to expand the limits of what they're allowed to do. Curiously, the public still supports maintaining the postwar constitution. So in short pacifism is still deep seated in today's Japan. and. What about the the the effort of auction others to to learn the lessons of the second. World War d? How does nuclear non-proliferation look at this stage from where you are. Well. This is another source for concern. Of course, non-proliferation efforts in recent years have been faltering just this January. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. It's doomsday clock. It's subjective measure of our proximity to self-annihilation closer to midnight than anytime since its establishment in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, seven, the hawks are are pleased and take solace in the signing of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in two, thousand, seventeen, it invokes there unacceptable suffering in its preamble and a nod to how the memory of interesting Nagasaki continues to shape non-proliferation efforts globally yet at the same time, no country with nuclear weapons has signed up to that treaty neither has Japan in fact, which shelters under America's nuclear umbrella. And, and how does that sit with Hypoxia at this stage at this anniversary being marked. I spoke with US Akihiko the governor of the prefecture, and he expressed the view that I heard from many others both your seem sake, which was a wish that Japan would use its moral authority as the only victim of atomic weapons to push harder for their abolition. The hypocrisy. Have Long gramps and spoken about abolishing the bomb before the last houses away. Just to make the do. You call. You can. That's unlikely. But the hypocrisy hope that their stories at the very least. Deter the world from ever using his weapons again. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you very much for having me.
Chlo Valdary on Love & Race
"Today it's so great to have coli Valerie on the podcast after spending a year as a Bartley fellow. At The Wall Street Journal, Thou developed the theory of enchantment, an innovative framework for social emotional learning character development and interpersonal growth that uses pop culture as an educational tool in the classroom and beyond. Khloe trained around the world including in South Africa the Netherlands Germany and Israel her clients have included high school and college students, government agencies, business teams, and many more because also lectured in universities across America including Harvard Georgetown. Work has been covered in psychology today magazine and her writings have appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal coli. So so glad to finally tell you. Likewise, well, where do we begin? There so many so many potential starting points. If it's cool with you, I'd love to start with your theory of enchantment I'm enchanted with it as A. I know. But. I am enchanted with it because I. You know I have a deep interest in education and making sure that no kids fall between the cracks and I just love to hear how your program addresses some of those issues and just. Inspires you most about that work that you do? Sure. So theory of enchantment is a social emotional learning program. I've designed about a year and a half ago. And it comes out of my my desire to construct a framework to teach people how to love using the things that we already love and that we already gravitate towards. So things like pop culture for example, because I believe that there are narrative within our pop culture that teach people how to believe in their own sense of south worthiness believe in their ability to overcome obstacles to endure hardship. Until by blending those elements of pop culture that teach these lessons with ancient wisdom my theory is that you can teach people how to love themselves, and then in long run be able to get along with and love others. I'm really inspired and motivated by especially getting it in as many schools as possible but really. Young people, teenagers, and adults I'm I'm I'm really excited for for the possibility of seeing how many people become. Enamored with this approach. So how many years have you been doing that? When did you create the program? So I created it formerly a year and a half ago. Right on. So, how old are you right now and twenty, six, th moment. Cool. Yeah. So let's back up a little bit about your history. So what was your major in College? My Major was international studies with a concentration in diplomacy. Oh Wow that's gonna come in Handy now. You're applying it well. Applying it on twitter you're applying those people's finale. Try My best. It's much much needed more more people like that on social media and in the world broader. So when did you get interested in education? So what was the point you before you create this program? You're like, wow, they're really this indeed. So, basically, after I graduated graduated in two, thousand fifteen and then I moved to New York in the summer of two thousand fifteen because I got a job at the Wall Street Journal. At The Wall Street Journal for Year working on the desk and Um for nine months while I. was there I worked on a thesis that ended up being the catalyst for theory of enchantment are trying to again figure out how to create a framework for teaching people how to love within the context of conflict in diplomacy because that was my background but there was no framework that specifically explicitly laid this out like how do we get people to learn how to love there were frameworks Potter we get people to stop fighting each other, but not necessarily, you know to start loving each other. So I created a thesis came up with a theory and then lectured on that thesis for two years. And then increasingly when I would lecture get the response from parents in from people from all walks of life. Saying, Hey, this isn't just applicable. Within the context of conflict resolution is also applicable within the context of social emotional learning in the classroom with when talking about high schools we're talking about interpersonal matters when you're talking about just trying to create a society with more human flourishing in general. So you might want to consider taking what you've done and expanding upon it and building upon it and developing it into a full course. So enough people told me that and I decided to run with it.
Dr. Howard Fullman: COVID, Probiotics, and the Impact of Coronavirus on the Future of Medicine
"We're honored to have. Dr Howard J foam and join us to catch up on medicine, practice and politics prevention, and of course a bit about our fight against. COVID nineteen so may we suggest that you pull yourself a double. Sit back and join us on medicine. We're still practicing I'm bill, Curtis. I are host. The quadruple board certified doctor of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease Critical Care and neuro critical care. My very good friend Dr Steven Taback, however you, Steve Hey bill good to see you. We haven't had dinner together for a while I. Don't remember what it was like. They actually have dinner and enjoy an evening. So you know we have one of our favorite experts rejoining. Rejoining us today Dr, Howard J. Felman he is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology will learn more about that. In a minute Howard, served a multi decade tenure at Kaiser Permanente Day as partner board member. President of the Executive Committee Chief of staff and chair of the Quality Committee. He supervised forty three hundred staff over five hundred doctors. Howard is now senior operating advisor. Advisor at the Atlantic. Street capital for their medically focused investments Dr Howard J foam. Welcome back I nice to be here. Stephen nicest to us well Hey Howard. Good to see you so last time we met in our studio in Malibu was only back in February and it seems like a whole lifetime ago in quite a year, and we're only halfway through it and we know. Know there's a lot more to come Howard. I hope you'll forgive me, but I took my nasty pill this morning, so I want to dive into a difficult issue, but as the time of this recording according to Johns Hopkins, Japan although infected early has less than one cova death per hundred thousand population, while the US has thirty nine Cova deaths per one hundred thousand population. Japan more elderly per capita than any other country. They kept their borders open during the Wu Han locked down there, stay home requests by Japanese. Government have been voluntary, as was any of the closing of their non essential businesses. And now for a country with one city that houses more than thirty seven million people. They have less than a thousand deaths countrywide, but the hell is going on I. Don't know that anyone knows exactly all of the differences, but I'll give you. Some and I think that may be different. One is there's probably a genetic component to this disease that we don't quite understand. People were speculating. Why was so much more Italy because Italian get together a lot more than others people wonder with net net might have been some genetic predisposition. She decided kind storms for example, another article morbidity in patient population, so age is one thing you're right. Japanese population is actually older than the US. By other commodities like obesity, which is turning out to be a significant risk factor here is unfortunately. It's still a lot more obesity united. States than there is Japan so just because we've sorted out that the age factor may not explain it, but we have some more chronic illness in the United States spend maybe contributing to it as well and then you know the way we've handled. Handled the public health aspect of this and again I also wanted to be very careful about criticism of even the public health system because I'm sure there's a lot of things we look back and could have done differently, but we also have a lot of public health officers. Some extremely courageous ones and I'll say that I think unfortunately a some of our public does not really believe. Believe in this pandemic, the seriousness that they should, and that may be affecting the outcomes as well. There are certain communities as you know. Where substantial numbers of people were having just seemingly significant disregard, and so that might have been large numbers coming in at a just a bowl of people coming in all the ones that saturated the healthcare system made it hard to take care of. Of someone people possibly people coming in later than they should have because perhaps denial about the significance of the Selma's when it is on severe, and it's not be causing a doctor that I. don't WanNa Fault. The nurses and the doctors and rest of just I've seen what they're doing. My follow it very carefully, and I'm very proud of them, but I think because of the. The differences in population and our public health system is not working well is not resigned the way it should be, and there's not functioning in the way that it has been planned to function the
"government" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"GWA. When you do that, you get all the bonus content for don't worry about the government. So that in foods, the what happened book club that I spent a lot of time working on editing. That also includes the entirety of the all in the family podcast. There's a lot of stuff that's in the evergreen files of don't worry about the government that if you're looking for additional content. Lot of really good stuff on the patriot that you can die through whenever you want. A bunker shows all we're asking on that front. The other way, you can support the show is by going to pay pal dot me slash pay DWA. Now, there is one small note that I wanna make about if you use pay pal dot me slash page. WHAT? If you could please don't give a bucket show. And here is why I don't want a one dollar some recently. I got a one dollar some into the person who did this. I want to thank you for doing this because I didn't realize that this was a thing. But what happened is this person gave me a dollar and of that dollar pay pal took thirty three cents. So that's a thirty three percent service fee. And I imagined the person who's trying to give me the doll tried to give me the dollar not pay pal? My understanding is that pay pal is doing quite alright as business so just something to keep in mind. And for everyone who is donated the show, many, many things and one other small note, I do have my hat out in hand this time, although I will say if you're already a patriot already sub please kind of tune this part out I won't make do. But for those of you who have not signed up yet. I'm about to have to put in my computer into the shop for about a week, the computer that I make all of don't worry about the government on is. Doing for some repairs, and I've been putting them off for a while. But I'm getting to a point where it's becoming a real impasse in the production chain. So if you this this has a real value to me, and so I would like to just make that one last encouraging push please consider supporting don't worry about the government today. Pay pal dot me slash paid WHAT or patriotic dot com slash DWA. G thanks. So I want to talk about some other kids would probably not gonna cover a shitload on the show to be completely honest. Seth molten, Tim Ryan and Eric swallow, and the reason I'm not pretty intrigued by these guys. I don't know how they get their platforms off the ground swallows running on guns, which I think is just a stinker of an issue to lead off with and he sort of I think is planning initially. It was run on the Russian investigation impeachment. And when the mole report didn't reveal the Trump Manchurian kid. It's while it was like, I don't know what I'm doing. But I already filed all this paperwork. So here I am. Yeah. I try and figure out with some of these candidates. I start with enough respect for them that like they're not totally delusional. They have the end game. I'm trying to figure out the endgame and with most of them. I think I see it. I mean with swale, well, you have a guy from California Kamala, Harris, if she moves on to bigger and better things, she's not going to be this big voice. And she's already a Senator we know Feinstein's is going to be retiring at some point fairly soon here. So I think this is a ploy to position him as the most well-known likable democrat that could run on the left and be a replacement for Feinstein. I think in the case of molten if Elizabeth Warren ends up winning then there'll be vacant Senate seat that he can access were potentially if not she's fairly old anyway..
"government" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"And now you've established him a little bit in the political side because engagement Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia's going to be inhere. Gently political more from Seder? I think I can get Putin to say that at the Moscow press conference, if he says, it we own this election, America's most difficult adversary agreeing that Donald is a good God in a Goshi eight we can own this election. Michael, my next steps are very sensitive with Putin's very very close people. We can pull this off Markle. Let's go to Bush from Brooklyn getting a USA, president elected. This is really good. It was not really good. But it's very interesting that Seder keeps flushing his hand of Russian government context. Russian government context and Cohen is aware of those Russian government contacts Cohen recalled the conversation with Donald Trump in which the candidate suggested that his campaign would be a significant infomerrcial for Trump rented properties. So again, Trump is mixing peanut butter and is chocolate here. A little. Yeah. I'm running a political campaign, but I'm running political campaign. So that more people know, why am so that we have this big infomercial for doing business with don't Trump and maybe convincing in duping some of these despots around the world that the best way to get better relationships with America is to do business with Donald Trump, the non president of the United States in this time line post letter of intent contacts with individuals in Russia, given the size of the Trump Moscow project Felix Stater and Michael Cohen both believed that the project required approval whether express or implicit from the Russian national government, again, your source here is very clearly Michael Cohen, including from the presidential administration of Russia. Seder stated that he therefore began to contact the presidential administration through another Russian business contact. So here this point of collusion. Is Felix Seder someone who is part of Trump world, but it's kind of floating in between Trump world in Russia. World has a Russian business contact that Russian business contact is reaching back to Russia..
"government" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Yeah. Hello again in welcome to a special edition of don't worry about the government. My name is Chris November. Now over the next several episodes. We'll be looking at the mall report in its entirety. We begin on this episode by taking a look at Robert mower synopsis for section one which focuses on collusion collusion being broken into two parts the internet research agency, which we're going to look at today and the hack of the Democratic National Committee, which will look at on the next episode. So let's get right into it. Muller begins in a very laser focused fashion by saying the Russian government interfered in the twenty sixteen presidential election in sweeping in systematic fashion. From the report the special counsel's investigation established that Russia interfered in the twenty sixteen presidential election principally through to operations. I a Russian entity carried out his social media campaign that favored presidential candidate. Donald J Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Second a Russian intelligence service conducted a computer intrusion operation against entities, employee's in volunteers working on the Clinton campaign, and then released stolen documents. The investigation also identified numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from Trump presidency and worked secure that outcome, and that the Trump campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts. The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities that was from pages one into of the mole report and what Muller did establish although he did not establish criminal conspiracy..
"government" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"And that that it was appropriate and all of that. But what he said is. Well, it's not a good thing for president to go attacking the press, or whatever to call press enemies or things like that he goes. But it's a far more dangerous thing for the press to be the government the press to be able to pick and choose winners into have enormous power in aim at at a president this way. Like, I mean, that's that's this fella's a point of view. But you see that point of you out there that well, he, you know, in comparison to a few rude statements or something on the other hand, there's this enormous empire that he's up against that just keeps at here's the proof the reporting bad things about him every day. And then if you if you check with any of those media, let's they're going to say will Ecorse report. Bad things. He's doing things that aren't good where reporting them, you know. So you see the this kind of circle. And there's no way out right? Yeah. Yeah. On a certain level. You know, the press is not supposed to be massaging reality to be in service of the government in power. There's a term for that. It's called propaganda. A but then to put back to the history side of it because we're my history can beat up your politics. There's a long history of Bush war contentious media atmospheres in America than even right now. Now is not exactly a great time for media. But if you go back to the start of the country, there were deeply deeply partisan presses. And you could certainly argue that those deeply partisan presses especially like when you get like, the eighteen eighties eighteen nineties machine politics is really a thing. And you have newspapers that literally identify themselves as the Wisconsin democrat as in. Put up by the Democratic Party, specifically TOA lighted hearing to the Democratic Party. Even then those newspapers only had X amount of influence on the government. So I think when Trump states this case as an emergency, not unlike other emergencies history in the data doesn't necessarily back him up. Yeah. We we got got it. Right. Essentially in that in the whole episode really of that it is dangerous for present to start talking about the press that way, and and I would actually reverse the gentleman's equation that and I probably did in in my response to him. If I remember that. No, I think the the the people who have the power of the people in government have greater responsibility oppressed can can be you know, it's not a good thing. Either. I don't like to see a newspaper just be biased one way or the other or television station. But. But the greater danger to the Republic will, you know, cause hopefully there's a there's a lot of sources the greater danger to the Republic would be someone who's seeking to sort of shut down sources right to shutdown voices. And also the person that possesses the levers of government. So they they have to be watched a, you know, the legal term might be a stricter standard must be applied to to that. So yeah. And that's what I way I see it. But you can you can see where and then also just one last thing to, you know, Donald Trump also took this into places that aren't even related traditional political press. Right. He went after Djamil hill who is a sports journalist. So we're talking about sedition. We're David doesn't really talking about it. It terms of the political president at hope that there wouldn't be much debate that it's probably improper for Eddie government official to be calling for the resignation of a sports journalist. But there is on that side of things there is criticism. They do. Go after people who are Trump supporters say Google after SPN for being a little bit too big for for adding politics into the coverage, and for generally, you know, putting putting on more more liberal political voices. Look, that's. Footballs under politics in a big way after Trump became president in with the flag salutes and things like that on. So it's it's become a light this contributed that to that as well. So I mean again, so if we're looking at this there's an interplay here to why are we talking so much Trumpy news on ESPN? Well, that's because Trump has inserted himself into the football conversation..
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"And moreover der passes company is actually a source of debate on congressional level and between the congress and the president over the last two years here, and it was certainly something that was on the mind of the Russian government as the American government was moving into their elections in two thousand sixteen they wanted to figure out who is going to be the best person to get a transaction on that. Would it be Hillary Clinton who has had an adversarial relationship with Russia? Or would it be this guy out Trump who keeps trying to build a Trump Tower over here and did the Miss America pageant over here and Russia, and before he came over here at twelve thirteen sweetie out things like well. I Wendy vet boot will become my best friend during this meeting into teen. And I don't know if they did or not. But if you're vitamin Putin. I mean, isn't in any contest. Yeah. Of course, you get Trump elected. And then maybe. After the fact, you go in and say, hey, you idiot. I helped get you elected. And over the way, I have compromising information on you from the campaign and also our years of business dealings. So you might wanna play ball with me as though the collusion happened after the campaign, which would make a lot more sense when you're seeing there and full mixed looking at that meeting in Helsinki, where Trump sir seems to have a subservient posture and disposition to flat. Amir Putin that seems to go above and beyond flattery in the service to get a thing. What thing is he trying to get has he ever actually articulated that or is the thing he's trying to get relief from the debts that he knows what Putin or relief from the compromising material whatever it is not the fucking pita. There is no p tape, but whatever this compromise materialist, and it could be something as simple as meeting and Trump Tower in twenty sixteen or his business dealings Trump. A lot more to my is like a guy who is worried about this other dude who's got something on him rather than a dude who is on a mission to do something Reaganesque with the Russians like de nuke the world when the epi sweet. And it would have been except that, you know, China already tested nuclear weapons, and they're a whole bunch of problems with that plan. But we'll leave that conversation for another day..
"government" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Suit's it's about revealing to the voters who has benefited from the settlement fund that the taxpayers have been paying for that to me is corruption. It's about actually holding government officials accountable to me corruption is about empowering inspectors general it's about empowering the government accountability office. It's about as talked about various times appointing an independent prosecutor who just has with investing stuff all sorts of stuff. Anything that gets recommended to them from bureaus any sort of corruption with their it's from Democrats. Republicans congressmen senators the president of the United States that person that figure needs to exist that to me is. Port of corruption. This is election reform stuff. So to switch over to the vox explainer. So I can speak a little bit more in plain English in less in titles and headings here. What does this anti corruption Bill aimed to do HR one will be formally introduced later today by Pelosi Sarbanes, and the chairs of the committees of jurisdiction for the Bill, which is Representative logic Cummings Zoe Lofgren and Jerry Nadler. So there's a distinctly. Dem establishment flavor to this Bill I think that is reflected in the very traditional way that they write the text and also the way that they very much protect the establishment throughout the text of this Bill, and this is something that has I I am very much in favor of but to call this anti corruption. I just think is is a big lie. So I we get campaign finance public financing. Of campaigns power by small donations under Sarbanes vision. The federal government would provide a voluntary six to one match for candidates for president and congress, which means for every dollar candidate raises from small donations. The federal government would match it six times over I like that provision. That's that's a good way to get us closer to getting money out of politics. But it's it's getting closer. But doesn't really get us there. If anything it sort of entrenches, the current system and says, yes is here for the long haul. But maybe we can make little piecemeal measures to make this better. Maybe at some point we can this to ten to one. And wouldn't that be better? Yeah. Probably, but it wouldn't really solve the problems that getting money out of politics and making campaigns publicly financed would which which is removing the Sheldon Adelson's in the other big money donors who are from outside of the country. No less who are able to put money into our system. There's only one way to do that really. Across the board in a way that is not discriminating. It's one person or another person or one political spectrum another political spectrum. It's just to make that not part of the game anymore. So the maximum small donation that could be matched would be capped at two hundred dollars. If he gave one hundred dollars to a candidate that's meeting these requirements than that can't it would get another six hundred coming in behind that Sarbanes told boxes summer the evidence. And the modeling is that most candidates can do as well or better in terms of the dollars. They raise if they step into this new system. So, hey, I'm all in favor of testing this approach in seeing if this approach has some meaningful ameliorative of facts that actually sort of relieve some of the pressures of money on our system, but I don't think it's going to get us close enough of Asli. There is quote support for a constitutional amendment to end citizens United. That would be a good thing. Obviously, there's not chance at all. That's going to happen. So you're going to have the. Probably do citizens United through state houses calling for constitutional convention to target since United. I think the constitutional amendment out of congressional level is just completely dead. Then we get passing this close act, which is pushed by representatives. David, Sicily, ni and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse who are both Democrats from Rhode Island, and this would require super PACS in dark money political organizations to make their donors public. We have the honest ads act. I think looted to that in the titles earlier that's from Senator Amy klobuchar. Don't throw a stapler at me Mark Warner and introduced by Derek Kilmer who's a democrat from Washington in the house, which would require.
"government" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Get one or two of them over here on the everybody side from time to time not saying never see those on the side. But if you want more of those if you want some more timely news that sort of thing people are getting that over at patriot dot com slash DWI. And that is how you help support the show doing things like going on the road eventually, but in the interim paying for server space in keeping the lights on don't worry about the government does. Incur expenses, all of these things cost money, unfortunately. But I wanna talk a little bit about the Michael Cohen hearing. I was very interesting hearing the first thing you got to remember going into it is that muck Cohen could not talk about any of the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump that he is involved with and I believe it less count there. Eighteen different investigations into Trump slush from be things. Whether it's the Trump organization, Donald Trump the man himself or Trump and his relationship with Russia. Anything Trump about eighteen different investigations. And cone was instructed specifically not to talk about SDN y stuff, although he did actually spill the beans on something whoopsie Dipsy that there's a lot to keep track of who could be that mad at Michael Cohen. But that was new information. Andy also couldn't talk about anything involving the Mola pro. So with. All of those copy of front to me. It's remarkable. How much new information we got the didn't touch any of the other ongoing inquiries. So we have some more light stuff. But I think things that are interesting. For example, this note about deutchebanks one Trump has had relationships Deutsche Bank. There has been seizing of Deutsche Bank records by the US government. And a lot of people suspect that has something to do with the Trump organization. Maybe Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Don, jR, someone in that orbit and he gave Georgia Bank his tax records from twenty eleven through twenty thirteen to inquire about a loan to buy the Buffalo Bills. And he also gave those same records to Forbes. I think what's really interesting about these exhibits that ended up Michael Coen's testimony. And this is something we didn't know on that day. But we now know from reporting. In Vanity Fair of all places is that Michael Cohen decided that he needed to get all this documentation, and all these exhibits and all of the evidence to back up everything he said before congress, and it was very effective because by the Washington Post math. I believe the Republicans only spent about eight percent of their time actually, attacking the narrative and the information and the exhibits that Michael Cohen presented. So I consider that a pretty effective use of evidence muggle Cohen decided to get this evidence by watching television news and seeing that they were going to attack him and say that he was a liar. And that the whole idea was going to be how can you believe him and Mike Cohen said upfront and his opening statement. You don't have to believe me just look at the documents for yourself that was very very clever of Michael Owens part. And I thought that Michael Cohen on balance. Extraordinarily effective witness one because he wants to be there any wants to give the information to all the Democrats doesn't matter. If Jackie speier, rollock Zandro Cossio Cortes Cohen is there to give you information. He was there to help. And the other thing was when the Republicans were trying to intimidate him. They finally met their magic Michael code at. There was this moment of recognition in Michael Cohen's..
"government" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Right. I mean, the was which government made catch up a vegetable which was the Clinton government, or is that Bush's government. I don't remember. But you know, what? I mean, the government can change what defines healthy. And then you're not actually doing anything with that. And ensuring universal access really just means that there's stores all over the place. So in most cases, there are stores over the. Place. But there are places where there are desert's. That's a real thing that should be a standalone Bill, especially to address food desert's a lot. We're there are food desert's those are very targeted and localized places. That's actually a really nice way to build together coalition of representatives, especially if you're talking about addressing the food desert in their district. You'll get a lot of Representative support behind that amd by partisan Representative support behind that. If it's about addressing food deserts, and it's not devicive. It's very targeted smaller is better, especially on that thing. And then we get into removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Good, maybe we can get those Harvard and Neo guys who said that they were going to pump other gases into the atmosphere to fix the other gases that are in the atmosphere that seems a good idea and removing greenhouse gases pollution from the air. Yes of we need to do something about that. But removing greenhouse gases from the. Global atmospheres pretty fucking ambitious from one nation. Let alone as item number ten in our green new deal, then we get into the mitigation in management of long term, health, economic and other effects of pollution and climate change. Whoa. Do we just open up a healthcare leg of this? I think we did an economic as well, then we get to cleaning up hazardous waste sites a fine candidate for a standalone Bill like that is one you pass that right after the clean water Bill. That's this Bill number to clean up hazardous waste sites. Developing all this with communities unions worker, co ops academia, and this is nice include businesses..
"government" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Of course, I'm favor of retraining and all these things, but but to go so far as to say, it is the duty. For the government to create good in high wage jobs. I don't know about that. I certainly all government jobs that you're getting government. They should be good. They should be high wage and have good benefits, but the government's duty to create a bunch of jobs for all of us to have another one is invest in the infrastructure for the twenty first century. I'm in favor of that. Actually, I think that's sort of much less. Controversial Kloss, right? Like the government in the twentieth century did the interstate roads project in and we have had a long discussion going all the way back to the nineteen hundreds. I was doing research for Bruce Carlson, and I was looking at the whig initiatives in the debates with the Jacksonians eighteen forty going all the way back to the nineteenth century. There is this believe that the US federal government should be investing in the infrastructure for the twenty first century well for century at that point the nineteenth century and then the twentieth century. But this is something that has been a long held belief. And then this last clause. It is the duty of the federal government to promote Justice and equality by stopping current preventing future and repairing historic oppressions of indigenous peoples communities of color, migrant communities deindustrialized communities deposited rural areas. The poor low income workers women the elderly the une housed people with disabilities and youth. Wow. That's a lot. And somewhere towards the end of that lists I stopped being able to figure out where the through line is to the green new deal, which is about climate change. And this is the problem. Right. So before we even get into the requirements of the falling projects that is just the articulation of what is the duty of the federal government to do in order to combat the polar ice caps melting. I am in favour of getting rid of greenhouse gases cleaning up the ocean cleaning up the river figuring out what we're doing about animal operations Howard, doing industrialized agriculture all of these things are very complicated things, but to tack on at the end of this promote Justice in quality for all this laundry list of people. I I'm not gonna read it all again, but we got one too. Two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven different groups in that lodger lists. That are supposed to be connected back to climate change people with disabilities. Should we be doing something for them? Absolutely. What do people with disabilities have to do with climate change? I could go on low income workers. Do I want low income workers to have a livable wage union jobs benefits, be able to support their family? Of course, what do low income workers have to do with climate change directly. So now, we get into the requirements of the Bill what it's looking to do. And that's that's a big goal for the federal government. So it's going to require a lot of projects, and this is part of the problem. Right law should be decoupled. So let's start with the first one. This is just the first bowl point building resiliency against changed related disasters like extreme weather. So here's. The funny thing about whether it comes in many different forms, and this the thing about whether it manifests in many different ways across the country. And so why I being such a jerk because what you need to do if you're going to do something like that. That is one Bill that is like ten bills inside of that one Bill. So that alone would be a standalone because you gotta deal with forest. Fires in California. How are you dealing with drought conditions out there, that's important? What about flooding conditions in the southeast of the country? That is also important. Okay..
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"All that is not popular not the way he's doing it. There's a real issue about how this is going to get done who's actually going to execute it whether or not he's gonna fall through on it. And of course, he doesn't wanna look weak on that front, and depending on depending on how this deal was structured up. There would be people internationally Saudi Arabia Turkey other players in the region the series potentially who have phone calls Trump about how this is going to play out. We know Saudi Arabia and Turkey specifically. And if he screws that up that could screw up other things for Donald Trump. So he needs to handle that. So you got the government shutdown. This allows also cue up the debate once again about the wall, so we could get back there and the Democrats have their back against the wall because they've conceded or not conceited. But like they've been left standing at the altar so many times on this wall. The thing to kind of give Trump and optical win. I think actually. Would hurt Nancy Pelosi's power base? And if you want to that would be a legitimate, existential threat to her because now the progressive and stuff could come at her and say, she's not taking care of x y and z, and this would be a very very top of the list of x y and z item. So I think you've got that going on. But I think Trump in in his kind of warped mind also believes that if he does this government shutdown this will distract the Democrats such that they won't be able to investigate him. And perhaps maybe it would even cut off the funding to the special counsel's office. It would also bare minimum the shutdown. Critics smokescreen. We're Matt Whitaker continue to do his Matt Whitaker things. And we don't have to worry about him becoming AG? But where I think there's a fatal flaw in this plan. It actually kind of ties back into pay too is with the economy front of this. So he. He can't stretch on Trump. He kids stretch on this government shutdown forever. Because the longer it goes on the more the economy is going to hurt over it, and that's going to affect markets, and at a certain point, and this could happen, regardless of the government shutdown whenever the government shutdown ends if it goes long enough. I think what we see later on this year is the credit rating agencies showing up and saying, hey, guess what? US? So let's talk about your credit..
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"I feel like that would that might be good for the government shutdown. But I I feel like that would be the workout pretty badly for the Democrats broadly. But like what I would sort of wish for in the stronger, Chuck and Nancy fantasy world is like, and this is you know, both. Sort of there's a lot of emotion that that goes into different kinds of emotions that go into this. But one of the few news things that did Pierce bubble on Christmas day was the reports of the children who are dying in detention over the holidays. But the reality that that is happening during this fight. I feel like is. It's gotta have some sort of. It's got to reflect somewhat on the lack of ability to win this wall debate. You know, what I mean like if kids are literally just dying as this like literally as this debate is going on. Not being able to find the moral high ground. I guess they they have the moral high. But like the rhetorical high ground that you need to be able to like just back defenders of keeping the government shutdown over this into a corner. It speaks to I think I don't know if it's like, it's a lack of imagination creativity or or whatever it is to like get get over that home. You know, what I mean like in terms of winning day with the reality sort of being on your side. And it's like, we don't need to be more harsh at the border, right? Like, you should be able to win that argument. We need a fix at the border. We need to have a good immigration system. But what our immigration system? It does not lack for harshness. It does not lack for like, you know, rigor. Yeah. I mean, this gets back to I I kind of always mentally go back to the remember the Democrats during the first sandy hook gun debate. When they did the congressional sin. Right. Yeah. Yeah. That is so much of like my picture of congressional Democrats where they sit in in congress hoping that the lawmakers who they are will do something and even weaker than. They were in that. There was something. Yeah. I mean, at least there was the optics of it. I mean, yes, you were getting these visits to these migrant detention centers. But frankly, I want I don't know fifty seventy of these legislators to be out at these detention centers and force the cameras on this place. They even though they don't have enough legislative power to messily affect the loss in and of themselves. They have enough political power to force this issue the way that Trump forces issues onto the docket and all the time. And it's what is weird to me is I I guess basically like a lack of imagination on a like the left-of-centre coalition, even especially among the democratic establishmentarian where it's like they can't even conceive of changing the debate. We just have to have the debate on what the debates over. No make the debate about the microbes centers. Make them have defend these the I think that that the you're sort of going into that really Chris. Allies something for me. Like, I think that there's too much in this is obviously set a lot. But there's too much deference to the idea of not sinking to Trump's level and not enough sort of realization that you need to be more relentless than Trump. You don't have to sink to his level to be more relentless than he is as much as he is hyping the caravan and all these things and MS thirteen and terrorists coming across could fight holidays. Word I.
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"Enjoy it. And I'll be back on the other side to talk about what I've been thinking about this week. All right once again, I'm joined by Chris Nova Breen. Oh, and he is joined by Bruce Carlson as we discussed. So where we are. I think we've had these discussions since early twenty sixteen just in terms of the state of play politics, and they've we it's amazing sometimes we've gotten things right other times a little off. But usually usually on course in in the box. And it's quite interesting now here we are post midterms getting ready for those the moment in January where Newhouse takes over and we have a new dynamic in in the Trump presidency. So far the first time that he'll face at least any branch of government that's not under kind of Republican control. So it'll be into an interesting. Test of his presidency. I mean where does one begin? So I think the interesting twist here is that the branch of government that's not under his control that actually poses a real challenge to him is not the house of representatives. Although that will be one in January, but it is presently the southern district of New York who is going full steam ahead on prosecutions because it looks like Donald Trump as a candidate for the president of the United States was directing illegal crimes to be committed on his behalf and SDN y I think is in a very tough position here of the evidence against Donald Trump is so strong that they're going to have to indict him. And I think that pose a real challenge to him. Because a lot of the powers of the president don't go so deep as to local control because of our federal assistance, right? But you're talking about the southern district of New York is a federal as a federal it's under the Justice. Department. I'm why can't he just start firing people until that until that prosecutors fired? I mean, he could I just think at a certain point that becomes politically untenable. And then then citizen solve your problem for the New York AG. Right, right. That's where there are some some issues. But I think New York AG would then get into the federalism in reverse where he would assert. I am the fee would actually assert. No, no, no. Where he in this case, I believe where he would assert. Oh, Trump would I am the federal officer in control of the executive branch of the federal government and state cannot lay claim on me just as of course, I don't think it would be Trump saying this would be a president's lawyer saying so. So. Well, the not the TV lawyer the real lawyer. It would be a Trump lawyer saying this that, you know, just as the federal government has limits when it enters into state perogatives, the state has limits when it enters into federal perogatives on the executive the leader of the executive branch of the federal government. We cannot have a state slowing down the executive branch of the federal government by engaging in, you know, God investigation of the of the chief officer the land and otherwise when the next democrat is elected y'all have Arkansas deciding and in Little Rock somewhere to start to find something about the democratic president and investigate and slow it down. And and what have you one campaign stop where the democrat candidate made? There's an allegation of a crime that has really very little basis in my hypothetical story here. But we'll investigate it for for two years. And and then we want to pursue it indictment because everybody's amped up against the president DC the scenario, I'm laying out there. Yeah. Yeah. It sounds reminiscent of a little thing. I like to call Benghazi, perhaps you've heard of it. So yeah, I think that that's realistic. I mean, all of this. I think goes back to Trump's ill-fated decision before the election to in this. I mean, he's made many kind of curious decisions this year. But, but this is what I think will haunt him to start fighting openly with John Roberts, and the judiciary and bash judiciary because it looks increasingly like what you're spilling out here is that Trump is going to be facing lots of scenarios where there are legal cases that are going to be escalated to the circuit courts and potentially to the.
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"Again. Welcome back to don't worry about the government. My name is Chris November. No, the midterms are now in the books had a few days to process the midterms. And it was good to have a few days to process, the midterm because the way the midterms fell to me the night of the election is in fact, a little bit different than the way the mid-terms feel few days out. And that's because the numbers of changed. And there are still some things in flux. It looks like it was a pretty good night for Democrats, and certainly a better night for Democrats than it felt at least to me on election night. So we'll begin with beta or Rourke because obviously I had some emotional investment in Bago aerobic. Look beta came just short in Texas. There are a lot of silver linings here, though, let me break down some other numbers from Texas. So for the governor's race we had Greg Abbott versus Lupe Valez. That was fifty five point eight percent of forty two point five percent for Greg Abbott. So spread of over ten percent for and Rourke. It was fifty point nine percent to forty eight point three percent. That's only two percent difference. Actually, I'm sorry. That's a little bit closer to three percent difference. But you see the difference between Abbott Valdo's versus crews. No rourke. And what that is showing us is that Aurore figured out how to reach Republican voters and more importantly here going to break down. Just a second. How to reach Texans. He won the race with Texans, quite handily. Now, what was really interesting, and where you saw a lot of this movement where the Republicans started to split their ticket because you had people voting for Abbott fifty five percent of them. But there was five percent breaking away from the Republican ticket to. Go and vote for a Rourke. I know my parents were among those people, obviously, you know, trying to nudge them all the way across but look baby steps the Aurore photo. I'm happy to get the Aurora vote. But was interesting as you saw this happening across the suburbs. So for example, in plano, and in calling county, Colin Allred defeated Pete sessions fifty two point two percent to forty five point nine percent. There are in fact, a lot of people who are going through the ballot and voting person by person. So you're seeing people at least around here in Texas beginning to shoot, the concept of straight party voting. And what's interesting to go back to a rock? Now is that breakdown on Texas so CNN as the question of how long have you lived in Texas to over twenty four hundred respondents and among those born in Texas, which was fifty eight percent of respondents fifty one percent of them. Voted for a Rourke and for those who moved to Texas, which was forty two percent of them. Fifty seven percent of them voted for Ted Cruz. So it's interesting because the people who immigrated into the state they in fact, ended up voting Republican now, obviously, they didn't immigrate necessarily for Mexico. I don't think that's the entire people who've Texas or those who would be responded this necessarily be saying. But here you have this indicator of Texans. They actually don't feel like cruise is a Texan. Whereas if you're not from Texas Ted Cruz, maybe sells himself as a Texan to you. Or you are willing to go with that or more likely you moved here for business, and that's why you're voting Republican. So who voted Texas and who didn't vote in Texas. This is my scold to all of my Texan friends. If you're listening to this guy's gotta vote, you gotta vote. So. For Ted Cruz. It's four point two million votes for beta or just over four million, however, seven point four million voters in Texas did not vote they chose to abstain from the election. And there were two point two million who are eligible, but we're not registered which is to say, Texas is very much about ground..
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"So in the process of putting together in the name of Confucius, you've become quite a scholar on this propaganda operation. Have you uncovered any other Chinese propaganda or influence operations that they're doing along the same lines as sort of soft power influence, of course, other than even inside education in systems. There's other ways for the China government to to practice their soft power other than Confucius institutes because you can imagine. The universities are doing a lot of exchange program with China. Right. And they will have foreign students go into China and Chinese students coming into American campuses. And remember many of the China? As people like myself are educated in China by the Chinese government. So in our brain, we carry those propaganda. So carry that with felt we have a responsibility to to to protect the image of our motherland. Right. So that's one way out even outside of campus. There are media, and like we know in the newspaper, the Chinese government can buy some inserts. So we know the China Daily, which is main mouthpiece of the Chinese government China. They could buy inserts to have their articles published in a very mainstream American media there one place in particular that came up in the film that I think would catch most people off guard is I alwa- Iowa. I did not know that ping had spent time in Iowa, and that this isn't important part of his mythology. This would be weird to most Americans because we think of Iowa as oh, yeah. That place that has the caucuses every four years, right? That's a very recent example of how. The China's coming can exert their soft power into American actually, there's some more articles criticizing or concerning about the Chinese government's meddling of the American election, which is coming just in a couple of weeks, a belief. Yeah. Okay. Let's talk about that a little bit. We hear that a lot. And for a lot of people, especially in my audience when Donald Trump gets on the microphone and says, oh, they're meddling in my affairs. It doesn't necessarily have the ring of truth because it's coming from a person who has a diplomatic and say a tenuous relationship with the truth. But I think it's a real thing. That's happening. So could you explain to people what that would look like I rate articles on just minutes before our conversation out? I was reading article. Titled how China interferes in U S elections. I haven't finished rating. They're just started, and I can writ. Just one of parallels to you China's powerful influence in CHAI, a US elections as President Donald Trump is alleged, but one will not necessarily find a Chinese intelligence agent agent stuffing ballot boxes in local city hall or tempering with volt in both. The Chinese are to the Chinese are not need those methods, but their immense wealth gives them more sophisticated and effective methods to influence the candidates themselves the business that funk candidate elections. The universities and think tanks are that outsor- the universities and think tanks that higher politicians after they leave office and the Niels media that voters will rely on to choose. Choose their congress members on a member six to eighteen that is a far more powerful network of influence than anything. The Russians may have tried to use in two thousand sixteen. I actually read articles. In Iowa, you mentioning Iowa, right?.
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"And I myself was university teacher as back in China before immigrant to Canada. So my main rose, basically indoctrinate. Universities students of the year Chinese governments or namely, the communist party's highly all g in propaganda on. So those are the materials you could find in the Confucius institutes, and they even find a. Catoon cartoon for kids for young kids on their website. The call it's internet Confucius institutes, whoever can learn Chinese from internet. So that cartoon song was was about the Korean war that it says in China way were taught it's not Korean war with we're not saying, it's Korean war. We say. Aggressive aggression of the US aggression to career, and the Chinese were helping the Koreans to defend from the invasion of of the US. So that's how we see Korean war. And that cartoon for kids was a song to educate kids about that part of history of cream war. But of course, it's not called Korean war. Of course. No, it's the Chinese defensive career. That makes sense. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So that's one problem. I found very troubling to us because now I'm Canadian I really cherish in value. Those, you know, freedom freedom of speech freedom of press freedom of believe an human rights and rule of law. All the, you know, found the mental values we cherish in west now becomes very. Threatened. I would say threatened by the Confucius institutes because they do it does export the Chinese communist party's propaganda into our schools now through through the Confucius institutes and the Confucius classroom. So that's one big problem. The propaganda and also there's some other big problems. Brought by the Confucius institutes, which are censorship and self-censorship. And because as you can imagine a certain topics are deemed by the Chinese government as sensitive or taboos like you just named Tibet independence or Taiwan independence or human rights or ten in the nineteen eighty nine Channon massacre in China, the they're not saying massacre. Of course, they would say Taman turmoil. It says rebellious or something. Yeah. Right. Like riots is I was young back then and I remembered on TV on China Central Television, which stayed on TV station outlets on the TV entre assisted TV with the imagery of people. Burning the military trucks, and the anchor would would tell us that those riots are burning the People's Liberation Army soldiers and the soldiers are so plied, and very, you know, very restricted the didn't hurt the students or the Beijing civilins. So all all the back things don't by the people or by the students towards the People's Liberation Army. And then it was surprised. So that's how they describe the nineteen thousand nine ten and massacre to us that of course, it's not the fact we win know. And also, the TV station would say, there's no not a single China's people died in that huge turmoil. But it's not fact. Who off try immigrant to Canada? I knew there's many people died. And so that's why that one sort of iconic video of the man standing in front of the tank, I think has certain salience for you. Because it's stained star contrast to what the Chinese government is saying, right? I didn't I didn't see that image that famous image until I left China onto arrived the Canada. So I didn't know the truth all the time all the us when I was in China, and of course, the persecution alot suppression of fallen going. I heard about that some people I have a head friends or even relatives practice fungal. I didn't know much because the media is controlled very tightly controlled by the Chinese communist party what to report what not to report. And how you report what? Language, you use to describe surgeon things or descript history or current affairs. So it's all about control and sometimes they lie as well. Of course, the distort history. So those are. What Chinese people are taking into our life on a daily basis? No matter you, paper magazine, you hear radio like yours, or what TV or movie or pop songs, or you know, entertainment, anything it's about the states. Yeah. You have to stay the party line. Yeah..
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"Did I hurt did are here any universities or schools? Trying to close Confucius institutes actually never before. I hurt any criticisms or concerns over the land Chinese language program? I didn't know much about the Confucius institutes other than it teaches Chinese language on culture in foreign countries. Which to me sounds great, right? I want people to learn my home country's language and culture. The in this article, it says the reason the McMaster University Canada was going to close Confucius institutes because. The Chinese government was is discriminating people who have believe in falon gome, that means when Chinese government when the China's government was recruiting instructors for the Confucius institutes, they allow Chinese people who believe in falon goal to be the instructors what is fallen gong. That's another story following on put it simply, according to my understanding falon gong far long is the three Chinese characters for literally means the law wheel of the universe and it rooted deeply in Chinese philosophy traditional Chinese philosophy and culture, the principles of falon goal, is truthfulness. Compassion forbearance. So following gome was first introduced by its founder, Mr Lee home, Jude publicly in China in nineteen ninety two and then in seven years following going has spread to all over China and not only China, but also many countries across.
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"And so they form packed even if they're kind of problematic or like one of them's week, and it's kind of dependent on the other one. And then they wind up having proxy wars and the things that the places where they really go. The thing that really sets them off our places that themselves are divided. This is one thing that I've been thinking about lately is in a lot of countries. What winds up happening is particularly if you have a sectarian or ethnic split in the country. What winds up happening is that the people in that country, the groups feel more of an allegiance to people outside their country, fellows of from a different country or regional power or wherever than they do to their own country. People of the other group. And so you see this in various travel places like Yemen or Syria or whatever, where you know the government is a minority soclean regime. It doesn't call itself that, but it effectively operates that way and it feels more affinity with Iran has and Russia than it does with most of the people who actually live in Syria and the Syrian people are so disgusted with the regime that they feel more Finnity with a lot of Gulf states in with Turkey with the United States, the case of the Kurds, then they do with their own government. And so these places become flashpoint. So even countries that don't want to fight each other kind of drawn in backing their respective side and and it fractures. And these, these are the fracture points. And we see these with select. With with this. It's like it's going to get smoothed over because Turkey and Saudi Arabia and the United States need to have at least decent diplomatic relations. I find it interesting that the Turks released this American pastor that they've been holding for a long time. Yeah, I'm worried about for Tula. Grew Len. Yeah, right. Yeah, that's the thing is like the almost never happens in the United States, like the Chilean this during the pitch regime, they kill the dissident like in the United States, and that was a huge issue. So Flynn was already going to try to extract Fatullah Google led to a Turkish Black site. We know this that was reported in the Wall Street Journal. So I mean, yeah, it's very scary what you see pastor Brunson released and you go, well, the way the trends been around the world's all been transactional ISM. So what are we giving back? Yeah, it was differences that that pastor Brunson wanted to go back to the United States as opposed to be being imprisoned. Whereas Glenn really. Not want to go to Turkey, but. But, but yes, but it's not about the person being extracted, it's about the political leader scoring a win and what worries me sort of like have this sort of alliance of convenience against Iran's, but then you know, it's what happens when somebody does something that goes too far or set somebody off like there's so many flashpoints you'd think about all the multiple layers that are going on in Syria with with. Sort of sick -tarian split within the country. These really interested not allowing Rhonda established a beachhead Iran's Ronnie and supporting the regime to support has blah's bore against Israel. The US Russia split the United States, protecting the Kurds, but not giving them statehood, like all these different things that could so easily go wrong. You've got so many different countries flying jets over the same country, and and they're all these incidents that, and it's just very easy to imagine this going. So like I was. In this past UN general assembly summit, the secretary general of the United Nations is usually this sort of voice for peace warned us all of the the the he mentioned the city's trap..