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Urgency Behind Nevada's New Bill That Expands Mail-in Voting
"News the Nevada Senate approved a bill Sunday to implement a majority mail in election in November. In their argument Senate Democrats asserted that the measure assembly bill four was needed due to concerns over the Chinese corona virus they cited long lines at the pulse. And close contact with others. The measure which was passed with a thirteen eight vote was not supported by any of the Republican members. Well, that's good that the Republicans Nevada still have a backbone president trump then promptly got Nevada to trend on twitter. He said this in an illegal late night coup Nevada's clubhouse governor. Made it impossible for Republicans to win the state president trump wrote on twitter. Post Office could never handle the traffic of male in votes without preparation using Cova distill the state see you in court. The president is one hundred percent right on this. If we allow mandatory mail in voting to happen unchallenged, we are headed for the biggest disaster of an election in our lifetime. There is a reason why the Democrats want mail in voting it is ripe for fraud. People might say, well, Charlie what about absentee voting that is always a small sliver of the amount of votes in the absentee ballots are always the majority of the voter fraud claims as they are. In some states, absentee ballots are anywhere between five to ten percent. Sometimes, there is lows two percent in states like Oregon, which is complete and Total Democrat control. The only way to vote you cannot show up on election day in Oregon. It is all vote by mail and it starts in early October leading up to election day. Because of this Democrats US organizing tactics to be able to do a thing called ballot harvesting ballot harvesting is how in Orange County California Republicans wants controlled five five US congressional seats in Orange County after the last midterm election. Republicans lost all five. Now Republicans were leading some of those seats such as young Kim on election night. But then all of a sudden new ballots were found. Mail in ballots were discovered. And the Republican candidates. Fell behind and behind and eventually lost the race. The way that voting should work is through independent certification with election judges in decentralized fashion to have the most people centered citizen-focused way of voting. What do I mean by that? It means that when you have a local precinct that is in charge of the election for that one precinct, not the post office of the Postal Service you think called election judges, those election judges. Are Bound by the law and they usually represent both political parties Republican. Democrat, to make sure that there's no funny business now, it's not a perfect system voter fraud absolutely exists but a vast majority of voter fraud is almost always voter registration fraud and ballot fraud with absentee voting. So, if we admit that the Democrats are pushing for mail and voting harder than anything they've pushed for in recent memory, the question should be why. They say it safety. Mean that's such nonsense. Worried about people gathering. Then shouldn't they cancel? The local marijuana dispensary or the casinos in Nevada. In Nevada, you are able to go to Caesar's palace in Nevada, you're able to go to the Venetian in Nevada, you can go to a local restaurant. and. They'd say that's perfectly fine if you wear a mask and socially distance. But it's not okay to be able to go to a local polling place. It's not okay to be able to wait six
Beyonce Drops Black Is King Visual Album
"Beyond just blew our minds once again, her new visual album black is king just came out on Disney plus and everything more. You guys the movie tells the story of a young king in search of his crown take a look. Breathtaking backdrops to powerful performances. Fiance stunning celebration of African. Tradition and beauty has old business shortage of famous faces but it's the Kata kids who really stole the show. That is creepy. Even dedicated the Labor of love to his son Sir and to all the sons and daughters who she calls the keys to the kingdom. And closed it out with a moving performance that you won't forget anytime soon. If the academy does not recognize this I'm making a promise here on air? I will bubble wrap beyond say Her in a damn box and ship purtzer France with were, they will recognize her greatness. Okay because we do not deserve her. was unbelievable the visuals to the costuming to the story all of it came together. It was so impactful and I honestly believe that went beyond say put this out. She honestly was like I'm going to show them because I was snubbed for that. Oscar last year homecoming didn't get the recognition and deserve. So I'm gonNA come back with something bigger something batter and make it more global. This is crazy. This is. Real Yeah Scott. What did you think about it? I've never seen so many different shots. So many different locations I'm GonNa back you up Justin one hundred percent this Oscar worthy. Yes. Coming out on the streaming service but if there's ever a time and a year to give an Oscar for something, it's releasing a streaming on Oldfield's right now big released on streaming services. So this is Time to Sean thought it was ridiculous on this. I would love to get the data from old tattoo on us around the world and the next three months. See How many lyrics? Bodies. That is a good point I mean to be completely honest with both of you unhappy happy. I made the show because I made the mistake of starting to watch it before I had to get ready I literally just kept extending the time and I still have forty five minutes to get through. It just has you hooked I. mean the Color Schemes, the costumes as you said Justin I mean that's just fall of it was just so mind blowing and one thing that I was really surprised by she shows so much of her family and when Jay Rolls Up, I couldn't Jay rolled up when. I can't I need a minute
They Call Us Lucky Grandma
"Fill. Today. Okay. So we have here representatives from a new feature film. That's. Coming soon, it is called Lucky Grandma. In Studio, we have a call writer, Angela Chang Hello, we have writer director Stacy, Sealy High, and we have the star, the legendary, the iconic iconic, the amazing side. Jim. Boy, what else can we say this having you guys here isn't just feeding because you're one of the showcase films in the La. Phil. Vessel Right but also because. We thought it was a real great opportunity to talk both about come to the past and the present in some ways of Asian Americans and film with someone who seen all of that. And that'll beats I, of course. And also talk about this film because it's kind of a unique showcase. In many ways, the role that really puts in the center of the screen that we've all been waiting for a lot of ways I. mean you know? The Joy luck club, you know as Auntie, Lynda, OB, incomparable until. You've always had a particularly unique presence and I feel. We want to see more of it and this show. This movie really does give us everything that we're looking for so. Tells more about the film So lucky Gramma is the story of. A little bit grumpy superstitious. chain-smoking ordinary Chinese grandma plagued by side Chen. She. Gets, her fortune told and. Takes a chance at the casino ends up on the wrong side of luck. I. Would say a little bit of trouble. So it's a dark comedy and we hope it's a lot of fun So I've been actually following the. Production of this little while I know that you won a the screenplay won an award at Tribeca that right? Yeah. We got this grant from. Home Institute in at and T. as called untold stories, and it was really a godsend because I'm sure you guys can imagine. that. Making a movie with an eight year old grandma in mostly in Chinese was a little bit of. In Hollywood, so It was really a little bit of a minor miracle. This movie I mean talk. About, untold. Stories I think This is sort of this is taking the the camera and the Lens focusing on something we never seen before. You know we'd never usually. Our hero in this is somebody who never gets shine but you know you go to Chinatown grandmas are everywhere and. This is very cool. Unique Story. I I'm wondering what? What was the seed of the like? What inspired you to focus this on this story? You know? Yeah. Well, I mean, I had taken these buses. They have these buses that we from Chinatown. In New York to all the nearby casinos and tristate area near they advertise in the Chinese newspaper. There's like billboards in Chinatown, all the casinos. To Gamble to. And so I had taken a few these buses and seen the full of old Chinese people and so. One day I sort of had this image of the bus scene. That's the beginning the movie with one of the GRANDMAS having this bag of money following in her lap. And those sort of really the seat of the idea and I called Angela and recruited her. Yeah, and then say see pitched the premise to me and we immediately started talking about will whose main character say she had this idea that it was the main character was one hundred percent of an elderly Chinese woman. And as we started building the character, it just reminded me so much of my own grandmother and. I think for reminded her so much of her own mom. Kind of ornery free spirit or like independently. Spirited woman who is. Just very fierce and unapologetic. And we just built it from there I
They Call Us Lucky Grandma
"Today. Okay. So we have here representatives from a new feature film. That's. Coming soon, it is called Lucky Grandma. In Studio, we have a call writer, Angela Chang Hello, we have writer director Stacy, Sealy High, and we have the star, the legendary, the iconic iconic, the amazing side. Jim. Boy, what else can we say this having you guys here isn't just feeding because you're one of the showcase films in the La. Phil. Vessel Right but also because. We thought it was a real great opportunity to talk both about come to the past and the present in some ways of Asian Americans and film with someone who seen all of that. And that'll beats I, of course. And also talk about this film because it's kind of a unique showcase. In many ways, the role that really puts in the center of the screen that we've all been waiting for a lot of ways I. mean you know? The Joy luck club, you know as Auntie, Lynda, OB, incomparable until. You've always had a particularly unique presence and I feel. We want to see more of it and this show. This movie really does give us everything that we're looking for so. Tells more about the film So lucky Gramma is the story of. A little bit grumpy superstitious. chain-smoking ordinary Chinese grandma plagued by side Chen. She. Gets, her fortune told and. Takes a chance at the casino ends up on the wrong side of luck. I. Would say a little bit of trouble. So it's a dark comedy and we hope it's a lot of fun So I've been actually following the. Production of this little while I know that you won a the screenplay won an award at Tribeca that right? Yeah. We got this grant from. Home Institute in at and T. as called untold stories, and it was really a godsend because I'm sure you guys can imagine. that. Making a movie with an eight year old grandma in mostly in Chinese was a little bit of. In Hollywood, so It was really a little bit of a minor miracle. This movie I mean talk. About, untold. Stories I think This is sort of this is taking the the camera and the Lens focusing on something we never seen before. You know we'd never usually. Our hero in this is somebody who never gets shine but you know you go to Chinatown grandmas are everywhere and. This is very cool. Unique Story. I I'm wondering what? What was the seed of the like? What inspired you to focus this on this story? You know? Yeah. Well, I mean, I had taken these buses. They have these buses that we from Chinatown. In New York to all the nearby casinos and tristate area near they advertise in the Chinese newspaper. There's like billboards in Chinatown, all the casinos. To Gamble to. And so I had taken a few these buses and seen the full of old Chinese people and so. One day I sort of had this image of the bus scene. That's the beginning the movie with one of the GRANDMAS having this bag of money following in her lap. And those sort of really the seat of the idea and I called Angela and recruited her. Yeah, and then say see pitched the premise to me and we immediately started talking about will whose main character say she had this idea that it was the main character was one hundred percent of an elderly Chinese woman. And as we started building the character, it just reminded me so much of my own grandmother and. I think for reminded her so much of her own mom. Kind of ornery free spirit or like independently. Spirited woman who is. Just very fierce and unapologetic. And we just built it from there
How I Built Resilience: Taha Bawa of Goodwall
"Hey, everyone and welcome to how I built. This resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about how they're thinking creatively during such a disruptive time and today we're GonNa hear from Ta the CO founder of Good Wall Good Wall is a social network that connects high school and college graduates with jobs and scholarships. Today Good Wall has raised over sixteen million dollars with more than a million users on the platform I. Spoke with Taha, from his company headquarters in Switzerland where he gave me a rundown of goodwill's mission for people who've never heard of goodwill just tell us how how does it work? It's essentially a mobile platform that's designed for the next generation. We started off with high school students helping them build up their first profile showcase themselves in a way that I'm accentuates their extracurricular activities in particular, connect them to opportunities mostly scholarships in colleges and all. This happens within a positive and supportive community. Over time, we've grown with our members into the college and young professional space. Our whole goal is to level the playing field, maximize the potential of as many people as possible. So it's been compared to linked in is that a fair comparison I? Think there are similarities however, we're really focused on on our part, which is this next generation starting as early as sixty and guiding them through almost Sherpa in. Them through the future of earning learning and those opportunities. There are various features that we have that they don't, and we're really focus from a user experience perspective, and then from a community perspective, it's it's very different posts don't work here. You wouldn't find students talking about being on the chess team being on the robotics team being on etc etc on goodwill mean if you are, let's say eighteen years old and you're interested in applying to college. What does it look like you go to? While you create a profile for yourself and and then what you're going to goodwill, you help yourself our initial early adopters were mostly international school students who maybe didn't have as much guidance as others or since the US who maybe didn't have as much guidance from their parents from college counselors it come on. Here's he would other people are doing they'd be matched with colleges and universities and. Also. With scholarships based on their data on their profiles and then they'd be able to connect with like minded youth. So we had this girl based out of Jordan who was really into robotics science and unfortunately no one really around her who had that those similar interests and she was able to find others like her in the US connected Internet. NASA did incredible things afterwards actually many of our students have gone bound exclusive opportunities at. Like Oxford and others that we've partnered with an. Super fulfilling perspective. Yeah. It's really caused US checking it out last night and it's it's a little bit like if you didn't have a mentor or a guidance counselor like here you go. Yeah definitely I think a lot of early adopters were privileged in the sense that they had a lot of ambition and maybe they went to good schools. But over time we've especially with last year we've really. Put a lot of effort and a lot of energy towards helping youth who are maybe a little under privileged that privilege is actually not necessarily one hundred percent linked to financial situation but it can be for example, we're doing now with UNICEF death and other organizations in Africa for example, is running programs they are and were really helping you bring out their ideas, build up their confidence show who they. are in connect opportunities and it's been really really fulfilling and we expect to do more underrepresented communities in the US. For example, we're doing more and more there. That's where the biggest room impact is. At the end of the day, we are a social enterprise and it's very fulfilling to help youth who go to elite schools and connect them to lead universities and colleges, but it's even more fulfilling. Even more important for us to step in where the impact Delta's the biggest for, for example, youth in Africa who insert African countries that just don't have any exposure don't have opportunity. Don't have the guidance but do have access to a phone and can has result go through. So we're really trying to do more there in particular and are you started this company in two thousand fourteen with your brother? Where did the idea come from? So my it was my brothers idea both of us were born in Switzerland we lived in Iran the US came back to Switzerland. Our parents used to work in the humanitarian sector. My father worked for or Serb refugees around thirty years, and we experienced a lot growing up. We was like quite a contradiction going skiing on the weekend in in a very affluent privileged, no bubble in Switzerland whereas at the same time, we'd go in summer vacation and give candy out to refugee kids who are age your ten eleven and that that really did shake US quite a bit in throughout our upbringing we realized that we are. We are I'm here not because I'm smart but because I was lucky osborne that could have been born two doors down in that, my life would have been very different and I'm confident because of the experiences I had rather than because I'm innately able to do so and that's really what pushed us to say we were lucky in this sense what would happen if we were able to give those opportunities in terms of particularly experiences. So education is one thing traditional education is one thing but particularly experiences to millions of youth around the world what would happen how can we change things and that's where we thought it has to be mobile first it has. To be a digital solution and it has to be able to tackle millions and we wanted to go a step further. We said it's good to maximize one's potential but hopefully, we can do that in a win. We're very idealistic in that sense in a way that it maximizes or improved society as well or impacts society positively, which is our mission statement that if we have enough people that are exposed to not only improving themselves but as so often it's a form of education knowing what's out there if I hadn't gone to refugee camps or if I didn't have the background where my parents are Richard from Sri Lanka, would I really be so inclined to How this positive impact who knows I did have that chance I view that as an opportunity to give those opportunities in showcase through volunteering through being aware through connecting to people from different backgrounds. Hopefully, we can move the world forward I. Think it's needed now more than ever, right? Yeah. For Sure Tyler, the business for a second I think you've got around fifty employees the world you've got offices in Switzerland, the US Germany Serbia the Philippines mean you're growing you've got presumably some cash runway but these are tough economic times. I mean Lincoln just laid off a thousand people, their record numbers of people in the US for unemployment. So first of all. How is your revenue been in your business been impacted by the global economic slowdown? Yeah. I mean when it happens I think the first week where we started notice he was getting really serious I. Remember it. The first thing we did was we we had a board meeting and we talked about, okay what's our cash situation and let's make sure we get through this are along a be while maintaining the team for two reasons. One is like you don't want. Downward debt spiral. But also because we have the opportunity to have real impacting this time if we make the changes in adapt effectively, but we won't be able to do so if we don't have the team to do it so we've actually hired over the past few months and we've actually grown over the past few months and we've adapted to do. So the first week was really about scenario planning getting through that after that, we assume the worst but we. Ourselves decided. Well, there's definitely GONNA be less demand for recruitment is definitely less hires which hurts us which hurts our users or are members and we said, okay how can we can we help because if they come on in the no jobs? Well, it's a very bad experience, but it's also it's hurting us. So what we did was we put we put together this program better together and other challenges where youth can develop work experience at the end of it. They get certificates that show that they've accomplished these different challenges participated in it, and at the end, it can be used as work experience towards all of our partner companies. So it's actually giving them something to do some hope, and at the same time, this is generating revenue for us as one example of revenue for us. Another example is just before the crisis a part of our model is we work with large partners and a couple of these large partnership so. Leading recruitment than leading education routes, stunts or came to a halt. And then I don't know if this is despite coverted or because of covid other opportunities came about we've now partnered over the course of Kobe with market leaders in markets that we are not present in or were very marginally presents and he's actually allowing us to take up extra market share and grow in more significant way to timber onwards. Let. Let me ask you about the demographic that you target. Right I mean and I'm Gonna I'M GONNA use this term Gen Z.. Always cringe when I say because I remember like when I was in my twenties and people talked about Gen-x and their slackers and I would just cringe and you're older people talk about Gen xers and I was like, what are you talking about but just just to make this kind of simple we'll we'll just say Gen Z.. So if you're Gen Z. I'm sorry it's annoying I know. This is a really challenging economic moment if you are in high school now and you're going into college or if you're in college, there's a pretty good chance. You'RE GONNA GRADUATE INTO A world with very few jobs. You know a world that we haven't seen certainly since two, thousand, eight, nine and ten but maybe far far more challenging than that. What's your sense I mean? What do you think I mean do do you think that's that's actually true that that is likely to be the case for the next three, four, five years or more. Yeah, I think whether or not we go through a deep recession with mass unemployment particularly for the Youth USA next three four five years very probable that US at least in the short run or to suffer they're normally the last to be hired the first to be fired and that's justified for various reasons including ethical. Oh, they have less commitments than, for example, someone with kids, but it is incredibly difficult and the mental toil of, let's say an eighteen year old doesn't know what's coming up next we need to be able to be resilient and we need to be able to learn how to learn and adapt because we just don't know what's going to happen. So they could be a second. Downturn there could be a third downturn. It could be sustained downturns and US like across society but in particular for the youth they we have an opportunity they have an opportunity to take this and say, okay, it doesn't kill me. It might make me stronger and I can learn from this develop that resilience that five, six, ten years from now I'm able to deal with the next crisis in a more in a stronger way because I'm going to have to do that and some of the skills that need to be developed in my in my opinion or entrepreneurial thinking that ability to be flexible and resilient we we need to do more though the on just the the these massive stimulus packages and. Is trying to do whatever they can for sure this generation needs the government needs to intervene to be able to organizations needs to be able to intervene to support them to the best of their abilities in terms of developing skills and able to resilient. When we come back in just a moment, I'll talk with Taha about college graduates who will probably face a shrinking job market over the next few years stay with us. I'm Guy Roz and you're listening to how I built this resilience edition from NPR. For this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws dot org. Hey welcome back to how I built this resilience edition despite the economic slowdown tie and his company good wall have been able to grow their team and stay afloat. But as jobs are drying up across the globe. Many college graduates are looking for opportunities and can't find any if you're like in your early twenties now and you're looking for an opportunity and you can't find one. What would you recommend a young person? Do Who's who's graduating college is just entering the workforce and is kind of trying out different potential career pass. Is it a good time to just steer clear of the workforce for a while and get some more education which in the US means more debts? What do you think? Yeah, I think. Definitely, trying is important, but this might just be an opportunity to start your own thing. You know a lot of great companies came out of the last crisis because they just couldn't find jobs or that opportunity just wasn't there for your. So maybe start one's own thing. It's never been easier to start a business. It's never been easier to try something new. So if even. If it doesn't work. That's incredible work experience. You know when we talk to HR owes of some of the leading companies in the world, what are they looking for or what were they looking for before the crisis indefinitely after is that ability to be entrepreneurial even if you're working for fortune five hundred, so it can't hurt best case scenario you build something. Amazing. Worst case scenario. Fail and you take those skills and you leverage those skills and you keep your mind active. It's so important from a mental health perspective, keep your mind active and then apply them when the market comes back, which will at one point another opportunity. If if maybe starting yourself isn't it join some friends or join or reach out to small startups definitely volunteer is an opportunity. There are a lot of NGOs are nonprofits that need help or need support right now, build up your work experience gained some experience concrete tangible work experience that differentiates further rather than just having eight twelve months in your resume which are empty. Unfortunately, it might not help financial side and that's where that's where one has to be creative and it's it's just really tough and that's What does the government intervention on that front need to be because there's some that just can't afford to do what I just said, which is volunteer or build your own company because they don't have that safety net that don't have that opportunity in and unfortunately there in we're almost out of ideas because he go back to college, you just talked about extra debt but for some unfortunately are going to have to do it, and that leads to more a more philosophical discussion on what is there so much debt attached to a college education where you know in Switzerland, for example, I paid for my undergraduate I paid around a thousand dollars a year it's a leading edge I mean it's like A. Top universities and so that's a that's another discussion. Yeah. I agree with you I think that this is a moment to be entrepreneurial and it's challenging because you're you're right. I mean not everybody can do that from an employer's perspective you mentioned human resource officers, and by the way you're right I mean a human resource officer is very attracted to an applicant who started a business or try to start up in it failed. Because as you say, that's incredible life and work experience. What are some of the characteristics and sort of ways that quote Unquote Jersey works that might be different from previous generations maybe what their expectations for example? Yeah. It's something that comes up quite often the expectations are are huge I think even if we look at the generation before part of it is there needs to be in there. Always has been this need for grits for determination. I think post Covid, we're going to have very likely incredibly resilient and determined generation I. Think it's it's really great for I mean it's it's very tough. Love going to suffer and I hope I hope it will be as as few as possible but coming out of this generally on the whole, there's good reason to believe that this generation. is going to be really conscious a bit like after World War Two really conscious of financials very conscious sauce how lucky they are how privileged quickly things can change how precarious the society within which we live is actually it's a disease that, yes, it's it's it's it's serious, but it could have been a lot worse. It could have been worse could be one hundred exists and it's brought. Our global economy to its knees and you know we feel like we're often the masters of the universe and that's not just Jeb across demographics and we clearly aren't on I. think a little bit of humidity goes a long way. I love the energy of younger people coming in because their ideas are just so radically different from the way people in my business have have seen their profession What is your advice for employers looking to harness the intellectual power of Gen Z.? Yeah. No, it's a really good question. There basics of management that have been the same for every demographic every every niche within that demographic. It's look at maximizing the potential of the particular individual to different people react differently to different forms of management. Within this can talk about trends, but the ability to give them that chance to express themselves. The need for trust is always been there now definitely, so I mean even more so because they know what they're capable, but then also must not forget they are still with very few years of experience and being able to be there to give feedback to to tell them what they're doing. Right. Tell them what they're doing. Wrong. Both sides is critical. So just leaving someone out there in the world is not going to necessarily need to great results either but giving that safe-space giving that trust and creating an environment of being game your to maximize your potential and the. Direct, order may have worked. They may have been able to get away with it in the past, but some people might be okay with it but generally speaking that's that's especially for for you a lot of potential that's just not conducive for maximizing the potential where do you see your your business and what you're doing in five years from now what do you want it to look like I think for us it's always been about really helping as many youth as possible be as inclusive as we. And so we're ready serving youth in one hundred, fifty countries would like to go deeper in certain areas through our partnerships or load serve more youth in a more significant way. Provide more opportunities just re the best experience. That's probably what's most important. I think that's where we can have where we can make our contribution towards society. That's what we're good at, and now it's just about going to the next level. Yes. It's a challenging period, but we're going to be okay. WE'RE GONNA get out of this, and then it's about really taking this opportunity and doing the best we can because we are in a privileged situation if we were if we were unlucky which is the case for many other start ups I, friends who had term sheets for massive rounds of financing evaporates we hear the stories and then know they're just unlucky. So we're in this lucky position to be able to operate and to be able to do what we're doing. Let's. Make, the most out of it and I think that's our that's kind of our duty and I think that's yeah. TOBBACO
Barr, Park Police distance Trump from clearing of protesters
"The head of the U. S. park police and the U. S. Attorney General are denying allegations by house Democrats that the action at Lafayette square on June first was a test run for the deployment of federal agency forces against protesters nationally the head of the U. S. park police Gregory Monahan is denying that his officers turned on protesters near the White House to clear the area for a photo event by president trump there is one hundred percent zero okay relation between our operation and the president's visit to the church appearing at the same hearing major item to mark all of the Army National Guard told lawmakers he was surprised when park police officers certainly mobilized to drive hundreds of protesters from the square use of force against demonstrators the clearing operation was an unnecessary escalation Attorney General William Barr testifying in a different house hearing says the decision to clear protesters was independent of trump's photo op that's that had nothing to do with that Barr said the plan to move protesters from Lafayette square was solidified during an afternoon meeting with multiple agencies Jennifer king Washington
Trump's national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19
"Trump's national security advisor Robert O'Brien has tested positive for covid nineteen, so probably went something like this. O'Brien's got it gross. And trump trump luckily is not a public appearance of the Brian since July tenth. Apparently O'Brien's been working from home the last week and his daughter gotten to. We'll see on the White House I. Think test like every day, so let's check your one hundred percent. They test every day. Yeah, they test if you're coming. Like Portnoy said he got tested right before he went probably like three times. saw. On the way in on the way
Happy Soberversary! Lessons from 10 Years Sober & 12 Years in Recovery
"Hi sober souls. It's Lynn from Georgia and I'm really excited for today's episode because. I'm about to turn ten years summer. By the time you'll be listening to this. It will be July twenty seven. Which is my sober bursary? It is the day that I entered Hazelton Betty Ford in center city Minnesota, screaming. Yeah literally screaming for help. I was intoxicated so sometimes. I actually tell folks like I'm going to tell you that. My actual date of not being intoxicated was probably closer to the twenty eight, but I went in pretty early on the twenty seven. So it's just easier for me to remember. However I did spend twenty four hours in detox, which was super. Fun For those of you who have been? been through detox, it was my third detox and Yeah, that one stuck for those of you. Who May Not Know My story? I attempted to get sober like so many of us long before. I actually attained sobriety, so I say that I have been in recovery. 'cause, that's what I fully believe as opposed to one hundred percent sober for two years prior to actually finding sobriety. And they'll talk a little bit more about that once I. Get into what I'm going to share with. And that is my lessons from ten years of Sobriety in twelve years in recovery I've worked really hard to kind of home down to ten lessons. Only because it's fun to do it that way, Ten and ten you know, but there are so many more than ten lessons. Many of which I often talk about here on the PODCAST, so getting back to my story I was really bad off before I went into -ment and by bad off. I mean yeah, in the two years prior I had seven months of sobriety or I guess I would actually call it. Since I was still taking prescription drugs and counter drugs, not as prescribed, but leading up to my final days as an active drinker, I experienced loss, and what we often call in the Biz a precipitating event, which set my final days of drinking into high gear for approximately the final three months for me, and that event was my father died I was estranged from my father at the time. I actually felt like while he was dying, he was somewhat haunting me. And I would go between him haunting me about actually coming to see him before he died, my parents were living in Arizona at the time, and also just the culmination of his mental illness, which was lifelong for me in how that manifested in my waking and sleeping hours as negative self talk, and also I really did feel like he was in my consciousness. So hopefully that is okay for some of you out there indefinitely I know it's okay for those of us like myself. Who are into the Woohoo? So in any case he did pass away and for the next several weeks I was off and on drinking, and then well into the month of June where I had. Had really relapsed. If you will in a hard core way I just gave up, and I just started drinking twenty four seven, I would have days where I would push myself to recover, which meant for me sitting on my sofa until the nausea went away until I had stopped throwing up, and I would push myself into overdrive an exercise I would try and exercise and Excise the alcohol out of me, and it was so painful, and then of course after a day or so of doing this, I would talk myself into drinking again as if I could have some modicum of control, these were the days that I would wake up after only buying one bottle it was. At the time, which was so horrific to me that that's what I was buying, but that's what I was buying and I would go four blocks drive for blocks to the gas station to get it every morning. There were mornings that I was up at you. Know seven, because, of course you don't sleep well and rain for eight o'clock living in Wisconsin at the time for the store to open, so I could get my drug. It was excruciating. I was of course in a deep depression I wasn't thinking straight. I was isolating and there was literally nothing. Nothing, that anyone could do I at one point scheduled. What I know now is my second or third intervention. Call my family to come. Help me somehow, and they did not have any idea what to do. They were not well-versed in addiction at all. All they knew to do is to take me to the hospital. Where they gave me comfort drugs including Atta van and sent me home with Clemson
How to Get Sleep in Anxious Times With Dr. Donn Posner
"Don't know about you guys, but my sleep has suffered at times quite badly during the last few months. Today's guest really got me thinking about this issue in a whole new way I. he normalizes the sleep problems. Many of us are having. If you're sleeping poorly right now, he says don't freak out. It's natural and normal. Second he has a whole bunch of tips for how to deal with insomnia. Some of which I had never heard before, and I'm already starting to operationalize my own life. His name is Don. Posner he's one of the leaders in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Titles are founder and president of sleep, well, consultants and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Not only did done patiently answer all of my questions, but we also played him. Some listener voicemails from you guys. One last thing to say before we dive in here, you'll notice over the course of this week. That are episodes this week. Have a theme which we're calling primordial needs today. We're doing sleep. Wednesday it's sex, so it's fun week here on the show. Stay tuned for all of that I. IT sleep and on near here we go. Great to meet you and thanks for doing this. I appreciate it sure thing good to be here. You gave a talk recently. That got some attention. deservedly. We'll get now more attention now that we're putting you on the show about acute insomnia. Can you tell us what that means and why? You're worried about it right now especially. Let me clarify a couple of things. Let me maybe work backward. The best way to define acute insomnia is to define chronic or long term insomnia, which we in the field called insomnia disorder. And the way we define that is that a person is having trouble initiating sleep to begin with. Or they wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. Or they wake up sort of at the end of their night and never get back to sleep, right? And so those are really three flavors of insomnia if you will beginning middle and end. We like to say chocolate, Vanilla Strawberry, and then there's neopolitan which is a mixed bag right so that's insomnia. If that is happening and we say what's problem with to sleep or staying asleep, it's if you take longer than thirty minutes to get to sleep on average if you are awake for some combination of thirty minutes in the middle of the night, or you wake more than thirty minutes earlier than your desired time. If that's happening three or more nights a week for longer than three months. And you have associated daytime symptoms, that's insomnia disorder and I want to underscore that last piece which is. Really, a twenty four hour disorder. It has to have impact on your day. For us to say that this is really an insomnia disorder problem. You have to have something like fatigue sleepiness. Concentration problems, performance, problems and so forth. So chronic insomnia is those symptoms more than three months. So now going back to your question about acute insomnia, acute insomnia is all of that. Less than three months when I give talks, and when I asked the audience how people here have ever had a bad night's sleep I know I'm going to get a laugh and one hundred percent of the hands go up. We've all had that experience. And all of that is normal nothing to concern ourselves about it, and we don't even talk about anything as diagnostic as acute insomnia until we get to at least three days. But then anywhere between three days and three months is considered acute insomnia, and that means that you're having those problems either initiating or maintaining sleep. And you may or may not have daytime symptoms yet. And it's usually due to some stressor, and we say anything from the Bio psychosocial spectrum. I now say to my trainees. You could probably open the dictionary. Put your finger down on a word and find something that causes insomnia. Whether. It's an illness physical pain a change in your environment, a psychological stress like stress at work tax time those sorts of things and I also hasten to add that. The Valence of that does not have to be negative. Right change is stressful so getting married and getting a new bed partner in your bed. Can Change Your sleep patterns. Having a child. Is a precipitate for an acute insomnia until you can get that kind of straightened away. The thought process is absolutely very much that that's a normal reaction distress. Maybe even a good one because. If we go back evolution narrowly speaking. Sleep is a dangerous activity. Right if you're asleep, you're vulnerable. It must be important for that reason because every species, does it. And so, it must provide very important function, but it's dangerous, so we always say that sleep is deferred when the lion walks into the mouth of the cave. and. Therefore, we could say that acute insomnia is adaptive. If, you understand so even now in our culture. It's adaptive in the sense that you're making changes. You're trying to deal with. Whatever's coming down the pike. But we always expect that. If you then adapt appropriately or the problem itself goes away, or you get on some medication or the stressor itself remits then we expect the acute insomnia to remit, and so all of that we consider to be normal, and it is for a smaller subset, but yet epidemic numbers that sort of gravitate into this chronic insomnia realm, which is where people like myself and my colleagues come in terms of helping people to treat that.
Tech Antitrust Hearing: What to Expect From Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google
"Wednesday is going to be interesting. The HAUSCH Hausch judiciary. Antitrust Committee man. The House judiciary antitrust subcommittee. Will have a hearing. About big tech at which we are going to see some big tech guys the CEO's of Apple. Tim Cook facebook Mark Zuckerberg Amazon's Jeff. bezos and Google Sundar Pichai. That's the big. The only thing not in there in the fangs. Fangs! That's what the stock market calls it facebook. Amazon, Apple. NETFLIX's in Google. So. There's no Netflix there I don't think that we don't always Netflix Netflix. No they're not a monopoly apple. You might not really know because They only do Mac stuff and iphones. They're not even there about half the market of smartphones in the US. That's not monopoly. facebook well. There is no other facebook, but they're not the only social network. Of course they do on instagram and WHATSAPP so that means they pretty much dominate. Three big social media categories messaging photo sharing. And Life Sharing Amazon! Monopoly. No Walmart just started their competitor to Amazon prime. Walmart plus. Hundred Bucks, you get this. You know a year. You get the two day shipping and all that. So I mean Walmart's Ju- Amazon one hundred percent, but you know it's powerful. And then Google, which does. Dominate. I think it's eighty percent of searches. It's not not ninety ninety five. I don't know what the threshold for trust is low. It's higher than eighty percent. So, these guys are not monopolies, even though they're going up in front of the antitrust subcommittee, they're they're really just very powerful tech companies there seems to be some concern. that. These have become too powerful. What do you think, are they? They're they're wealthy. They generate a lot of money, but that's because very successful, right? FACEBOOK controls. Pretty much I think you know at least mind share control social media twitter others. Twitter's out there. Yeah, a facebook cutting controls it. And I think the concern with facebook is they have so much power. What don't they all not apple so much but Amazon. FACEBOOK and Google lots of power. If it's not on the Google search. Does it exist on the Internet yeah not really. Go how you find it. So, that's a lot of power, Amazon. While, they're not the only online commerce by any means. The pretty darned dominant, aren't they? And and their rapidly getting more and more of the market share and more and more of the mind share their big I think big is the only thing you could say about these guys. They're just big apple, big, biggest biggest, most valuable, anyway, corporation history of human endeavor, one and a half trillion dollars. But that's the stock market value and part of that is pumped up. Because apple keeps buying back its own stock, they invest billions and billions in the buying their own stock, which increases their market value, their market capitalisation as the. Jim Cramer would say it. CAP PD? I don't know if the stock market has to do with reality anymore I don't. I don't think I don't think I honestly. Congress has a clue about what to do about this. The Republicans will be asking him about bias anti conservative bias. The Democrats will be asking of about monopoly too big too powerful. To dominant. Both sides are worried about them for different reasons, but it's Kinda the. TAME same reason for different reasons. I wait it'll be fun. It'll be fun. It's always fun to watch. Primarily elderly congressman. Try to understand this stuff. What is, how do I get onto the facebook? Always enjoyable always. Always, laugh.
Broadband for All?
"I have two guests joining us I I want to say welcome to agree to disagree to G. G soon TJ year distinguished fellow at Georgetown. Law and you are recognized as one of the nation's foremost advocates for open and affordable Internet, welcome to intelligence squared. Thanks, John and your opponent in the conversation. It's different from saying opponent in a debate, but the opposing view in the conversation is brought to us by Christopher Christopher welcome to intelligence squared, and to agree to disagree your professor at Penn Law, and among the leading authorities on law and technology today. Great to have you with us. Thank you for having me. So I WANNA start by putting before the two of you, a series of very short questions and all I want to hear from you is whether you agree with the statement says or whether you disagree and I'm going to start. Statement number one for millions of Americans pandemic has increased reliance on the Internet to substitute for or enhance variety of normally face to face activities such as getting an education being seen by a doctor going to the bank shopping for basic needs again. The pandemic has increased reliance on the Internet for those things. Do you agree or disagree with that Statement Agree Chris Totally agree? Second Statement, the thirty three million Americans who lack broadband service in their own homes are disadvantaged by that fact, G G I don't agree with the number, but I agree with the statement. Correct me on the member. So thirty, three million, a third of American households don't have Internet access. The FCC's numbers, which are actually less than thirty three million. They're closer to eighteen million grossly under understate the number of Americans. Who Don't have access to the broadband internet? A thirty three million is too little as well. I testified in front of Congress that it's closer to one hundred, forty, one million okay Microsoft estimates that is closer to one, hundred, sixty, two million all right so somewhere between thirty three million in one hundred sixty two million Americans lack of broadband service in their own homes. Are disadvantaged by that fact. Do you agree or disagree great? Chris without disputing the numbers at this point are those without broadband in their homes disadvantaged by that fact, absolutely the third question, the user experience on faster broadband connection is preferable to the experience on a slower connection. Kiji, agree a hundred percent. Chris wanted to know more about what you mean faster and slower the generally. Yes, it's always better to be faster. There is diminishing returns. We're GONNA talk about gigabit speeds at some point I presume, and basically there's a point where you just don't need any more speed, but within a certain range absolutely okay. The fourth question broadband service should be seen as a right underlaw gee-gee. I think it's essential a writer very very legalistic term I think every American should have Internet access whether it's a right like the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It's hard for me to agree with that statement depending on what you mean by right. If, you're asking me if everybody should have it whether it's an essential service, I agree one hundred percent. Asking me it's. Is it a right under the bill of rights? I would disagree. Chris I think Z. said a perfectly. It's an important service, but I don't think for him. Getting rights, discourse helps okay. It's very interesting. Point is that you've agreed fundamentally basically on all four questions so far are fifth question and our final question, and that's the one that we're going to use our motivating question for the beginning of the conversation at least Congress should guarantee broadband access for all gee-gee agree. Chris I think that the question is how. I tend to generally agree, but for example states have been very active in the space I want to credit the things that they're doing this room through a lot of different actors, but does Congress have very constructive role in Congress doing more? Yes, but guarantee is too strong a word. Would you say I think so? You know there's a lot of the central services that we have and the idea of a guarantee means that if I were choose to move on top of a mountain. Very far away from everything else. I'm entitled to ask the Government to provide service, no matter what the cost at certain levels and With a number of alternatives, there's examples where we have to make trade offs, and by saying the government is obligated to provide every citizen to guarantee every citizen access to internet speeds comparable what you get cities, no matter where they choose to live. Is a choice we can make in society. It's just a very expensive one
New Trump Campaign ad Looks Bad For Trump
"Donald Trump is in a lot of dead, so it's very unlikely that he actually outright owns anything, but he does love to own himself, and that's the case with the latest campaign ad you put out. Let's take a look. You have reached the nine one one police emergency line due to defunding of the police department. We're sorry, but no one is here to take your call. If you're calling to report a rape, please press one to report a murder press to to report a home invasion press three for all other crimes. Leave your name and number and someone will get back to. You are estimated. Wait. Time is currently five days goodbye. Now if that adds scares, you and you wouldn't WanNa live in the type of country that would have those types of scenes of. And Destruction! You should probably vote trump out of office because all of that footage happened under trump's watch. In fact, all the footage used in that ad was from March and I'll give you. Those details I'm sorry may of this year and I'll give you those details in just a moment, but also one of trump's campaign advisers Boris. Epstein also shared a similar video. NOT THAT AD itself. But in that video you see the violence and the destruction, and he says this would be Joe Biden's America. It's a very scary place except it's happening right now, and it's in trump's America. And I want you to remember what he said during came action. Because if you say wow, I, mean look. They're protesting. The saints that have happened recently police abuse. Yeah, well, trump had four years to fix it, and he didn't. He actually loves when police abuse African American citizens. Why after George Floyd? Floyd, but let's remember to protect the real victims here the confederate flag. And military bases named after confederate heroes so. Yeah he? There's a reason why those things are happening. Even the worst of most of them are overwhelmingly peaceful protests. Of the rioters and looters are because of Donald Trump's complete and utter indifference this issue, so that is trump's America but back. Then when he was accepting the nomination, he said the crime and violence that today our nation will soon. I mean very soon come to an end beginning on. January, twenty twenty seventeen safety will be restored. Saying. Let's let's go to those images and like some screen shots of the video that was used in that campaign ad, which again were from May of this year and we can just obviously. Rebut that ridiculous statement, so that's from Minneapolis. In May of twenty twenty twenty may twenty to be specific. It's an image from the night when a Minneapolis police precinct was burnt down. Okay, let's go to the next one. Another screen shot from trump's add This is a shot of liquor store that was set ablaze on the same night. Again this is in Minneapolis. May Twenty twenty-eighth Twenty twenty when the president of the United States is Donald Trump? And then let's go to one more. It's an image of a window being smashed at a bankruptcy court in Grand Rapids Michigan. And, it was taken. This photo is from May thirtieth twenty twenty so looks like he's by way. He's a criminal himself. I mean defrauded students with trump. University used his own charitable foundation, which had to be shut down because he was utilizing the funds from that charitable foundation to enrich himself. He has violated the emoluments clause of our Constitution over and over and over again he loves crime. He bathes in crime. But he he uses law and order as a dog whistle and a lot of ways. No no way since one hundred percent right and so the slogan is no justice, no peace and that's almost exactly what's happened during the trump era, there's no justice at all the real criminals. The top Roger Stone and all the others have been released from the jails. It's like a reverse Bain. Vicious release all the white collar criminals, and all the crooks of the. And all Donald Trump's friends Michael Milkin. Blagojevich Democrat doesn't matter nothing matters. Okay except Donald Trump's France so did and then at the bottom. Did any of US get justice? No, the police abuse continued, and and what Donald Trump has to offer us more violence and violence begets violence. So that's where we are today and I'm going to go back one more time. Do speech a twenty sixteen while he was accepting the GOP nomination, he said. Nobody knows the system better than me. Which is why I alone can fix it. Okay well. You've got four years to fix it and apparently only one who could do it. So why are you waiting for? The protests are larger. Also different issue violence is on the rise. While you're not fixing it. Are you holding back? Are you holding? America hostage until your second term, and then you will magically fixing who could believe such preposterous things? He obviously is in over. His head doesn't know what he's doing and everything is done has been counterproductive and led to more violence to. What we see in that ad, which is trump's America? Want, they mentioned rate there in the beginning punched out word to scare people even more. If you're reporting a rate, we will not be responding. Who are you kidding? The reason we're a have deep on the police. Responding, anyway, only thirty percent of rape cases across the country are ever solve by our incompetent police. We WanNA defunding partly because we want to build a better police department that actually solves cases.
How COVID-19 Decreases Weather Forecast Accuracy
"Are Two things that you probably didn't think were connected the Kobe, nineteen pandemic and weather forecasts, but there is a link. Commercial air travel as jetliners carry passengers around the world, they also collect vital weather measurements like air, temperature and wind speed during the pandemic. Air travel has come almost to a halt fabulous. Let's say we have one hundred percent and in March we go down by off the April go. On a half so currently possibly we just have one quarter of cloth learning, so you can imagine the gap off Observations Ying Chen I'm meteorologist at the University of Lancaster in England. To create weather forecasts meteorologist need to feed accurate information about current weather. Conditions into their models and planes are one of the best ways to get such info. Since they sample the atmosphere at different altitudes and locations, but with the coronavirus grounding flights around the world, meteorologists are feeling the loss I I don't nights three months of spring, which March April and May and I see temperature wind speed in the forecast accuracy off goes down forecast quality decline the most for long-range projections and over remote areas where planes are one of the few sources of data in Greenland. For example, the accuracy of temperature forecasts has decreased by as much as three point five degrees Fahrenheit. Areas with heavy air traffic like the US and China were also affected because fewer flights means less data. You're out better. Thanks to its dense network of ground based weather stations. The results are in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. subpar forecasts may sound like little more than a headache after all whether is notoriously unpredictable, but Chen says it could be a big problem for many industries like utilities which have to estimate household heating and cooling needs in order to meet electricity demand farmers also rely heavily on forecast to decide when to plant and harvest crops and Chen says lower quality forecasts could make it harder to provide early warning for extreme weather events. Now we are going to summer, so we have highly season or MC Soom Cezanne's. If so we can only hope that while Kobe keeps the skies quiet. The weather stays quiet to.
Addressing Misconceptions About Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System w/ The Doctors Knox (From BTS #31)
"Even with all the gold standard ladies in the world, every individual is different in, so we're GONNA have to take the time to listen to our patients and ourselves right in patients thereby. Ourselves as as lesions, our bodies in determining your West best friends, the instrument timing and that's GonNa be processed one hundred percent of us. Yeah, we knowing everything absolutely. Yeah, and this leads into we've we've kind of touched on a couple of things here, but one thing I wanted to make sure to ask all of you, or what are some of the the most significant prevalent conceptions that you encounter about? Either Cannabis or the Indo can navigate system. That just sort of keep coming up for you that you're having to address frequently. Still Minced Society. Leading. Systematic wrist really. Interesting, and that's not I. Mean you know the end up? Nominated system is primary components are all identified when nineteen ninety five. Graduated Permits Medical School in Boston Twenty twelve. Almost twenty years later, not one word of the. Is Done. Was Talk to us and you know they say it takes seventeen years for. The findings of research to trickle down into application. But you know it's been well past seventeen years at this point and most recently, I heard that something like thirteen percent of medical schools are. Medical will also nursing schools. Starting to mention, there might be. Might be medicinal, so yeah, you know. When you have clinicians who you are well into their careers, and they never heard of this thing and the only context in which they have heard about. It is what cannabis is dangerous, and it's a drug of abuse to gateway drug, and it makes people lazy and stupid like it's. It's hard to undo some of that Some of that that education right like I will sometimes say that the war on drugs. And specifically on cannabis with some of the most effective propaganda that we'd have right people. We've seen patients who are who are on their deathbeds, and literally will still not try cannabis because all of the things they know about it. Is Mind Boggling to me. Because even thought you know, cannabis really wasn't the devils. Lettuce might be willing to try it if I thought it was way to save my life. There's a lot stigma and fear and just missed and this. has to be. Unprocessed deep process deprogrammed, and it's at work, which is why we do always start with this history and science. because. Once? They understand that odor isn't a system mayor. Then they'll then they'll. They'll get on board, but there are still some. Don't even want to accept that. Apology. System Yeah I heard. We Croak intimate. Pro Canvas relate. And if the science overwhelmingly speaks to the benefit of cannabis. I mean that doesn't make us I s right. The science of from college at candidates speaks for itself. The physiology speaks for itself in. We're just excited to talk about it because we believe that it is. Is! or should be the target of all therapeutic. We're galleys as far as the now until bigger bigger than end of Natalie Dome and Adenoid always it. So how can we you know about entity dome? especially with respect to this function which leads to disease, how can we apply our knowledge of plant pharmacology, even modern molecular drug from ecology to modulate working with it to reverse disease to do not taking grow cannabis approach. That's not what we're advocating it inherently. Yes, we this is pro cannabis. I will say I'm not ashamed that I advocate for cannabis legalization. And for Science and medical informed regulation. I'm proud to say that, but we're not. You. Know shooting in the dark here, right? recognized. Cannabis can be used as a tool to do for health. has been able to do thus far envy. Believe that we should be taking. A, very intentional chance on this almost commodity on this wellness that's. Not Lost on us that. Need to mitigate risks. Are Risks that come with using Hannah's Kennedy misuse and abuse. Yes, it. But yeah, but how do we also provide opportunity to optimize consumer patients variance with cannabis ray, so kimmy find that sweet spot in the middle. Where were protecting people but also helping the? Doctor mentioned before. Now. We want to shoot that paradigm. because. Cannabis has been considered a drug abuse day in Conventional Medicine is star well, maybe a hassle mic uses. We want shit that I know Dizzy Medicine I. You. Properly you know in in all different forms. You know whenever you're treating. You can get a good result. The problem? Is it just like a lot of medical? Opiates for example. They do have a potential for abuse misuse. Overuse! Allah things. But you know when you read the literature. Concerned about everything from addiction. To. Particularly Children, you know what's the damage to the developing brain rain all the? Negative things. That when we're talking about appropriate medical use of cannabis. Those really are not a big issue because you're using it in a way with a purpose in dosages that we just don't see snow saints are only Sneezing Bay related about. Damaging to the. Jenner, changes in Nike. A motivational central addiction. Those I'll, he's on long term high dose laughers the. Inch. Is Not Medicinal show. When you're. Just like everything in medicine, it's a risk benefit ratio. And Wigan at the risk, profile cannabis. It is safer than ninety nine percent of the pharmaceuticals on the mark.
Debating the Ahmaud Arbery case
"Equa mercy. Join his acklin great to see you. Did He. How dare you? How dare you? This is my house and you're wearing yenkey stuff. Scion unapologetically hello. All right well I just hope that during our debate I do better than the mets do against the Yankees that's. Hoping all right, let. This is what we're GONNA to talk about is the video. The video and the Aubrey case is an amazing piece of evidence. For the prosecution against the McMichael's because you see everything they do. Those are the two guys with the guns in the pickup, one of whom shoots and kills armory. But I think unfortunately. It's a great piece of evidence for the man who is recording that video. Roddy Brian Acklin you do not agree with me. Do not you are wrong. You're wrong. All right I'M GONNA go first, and it starts here and I say unfortunately and I want to preface that folks I'm not making an argument for Roddy. Brian what I'm telling you is what's going to happen and unfortunately this is a great piece of evidence for Roddy, Brian, this video and it comes down to the arguments that Kevin Goth is attorney. Make look at the facts surrounding the video, the only person on the face of the earth who knows this video is being made and being recorded at the time. It's being made in recorded. Is Roddy Brian Okay. He's the only one that knows. That this video exists. He's the only person on earth okay. So, if in fact, prosecutors are going to argue that these three men are working as a lynch mob. Are they going to argue that Roddy Brian's job as part of this lynch mob is to Corral And make sure that you record the lynching, so we can memorialize all of this. And don't forget how everyone finds out about the recording. Roddy Brian at the scene. Invites police into his truck to view the video, so police show up there. Just investing you try to figure out what happens and Ronnie Brian. Tells Police. Listen I got I've got it on video. I, recorded it. Please take a look at it. Shows it to them right then and there. So. Again. Unfortunately, the argument that Kevin Goth can make is lazy. Let's go inside the body Brian. What's his intent? Here was his intent to lynch. Ahmad Aubrey. If so, why would he record a crime? And then why? When police show up the first thing he would do is hand over to police the evidence of the crime that he committed. This goes one hundred percent into the mindset of Roddy Brian and this is a strong argument that Kevin Goth can make to a jury. that. Why on earth would someone record their own crime and then the first thing they do when police show up? Is hand the piece of evidence over to them. ACKLIN. Arguing was very compelling in sense. It's you can tell that you're not racist. By the argument that you provided because we did not include the racist element. Ronnie, Brian in the Michael's were racist, and they were on age racist Tirade. That is why they went around. That is why they have video. As you can see back in the day when they did lynchings in wasn't prided, they had videos. They need pictures of it because they were excited about what they did. We are in a world in which we have Presidential rallies in which races tirades are invited so to to be to say that Haiti's men weren't in building would be wrong. They were in bolted with regards to the back surrounding the video. Let's talk about it the fact surrounding videos. Let's talk about the video. When he was I invited. It was no audio I. Don't know I have that function in my recording in the sense in which I can record a thin ideo in not on your. You know who had the. Mr Brian. We didn't hear the shock in the basement of something that somebody about to die. Why because that million participating in now? He missed a whole big piece of evidence in that pieces of Ahmad. Berry was found on missed the giants car. Pieces that means that evidence of Mr Bridge that means that he hit. The armory with his car to prevent him for movie. To say that he was unarmed is wrong. Mr Robin Mister Bryant had the biggest weapon it at the time. Which is the whole vehicle? Truck with a whole trump down at he did his way, even had that man was cool hand Luke because he was watching a murder, and nobody asked for the audio initially because he was a murder. You know who that the cops you had racist cops come to a racist situation. Leave. The racism states okay hit him with the high side and let him live for three months. Months without any interruption to say that Mister. Bryant wasn't guilty is a farce. He was very much guilty at an end for three months. They watched a video and immig miles. What because they were able to stop? Being friends after Arboretum was shot and killed, they were still friends. They still had the video. They watched it so much, so daddy opened the door to sexual crimes. The this, this case should shock the conscience because the levels of racism in this case is unreasonable, we act three different prosecutors. This prosecutor who saw this in didn't think that this was a murder. We had officers at the scene saw this. In, dot, this which justify so the the Glenn Races. When the most important that evidence of our very being on righties car was still on his car. Three months acted incident and nearly care to wash off so. That that is that the video helps Brian. Totally doesn't work acting that. You didn't plinking most so. The prosecutors are going to argue. That Roddy Brian. Was Racist which they can. Was In cahoots and knew the police would not charge him, which is why he shared the video with police, and knew the process and shared it with the prosecutor because he knew the prosecutor would never charge them, is that do you think that is? An argument that is going to fly with the again. This I'm saying. These are all unfortunate facts for prosecutors in this case, and the prosecutors are going to have to prosecute. Roddy Brian. The McMichael's the local Glenn County Police and the prosecutor's office all in the same trial in order for that theory of yours to to not help. Roddy Brian? Welcome welcome to the practicing law. The South the levels of racism is so appeared like many I. I have to think of Armagh. Arbitrary. That I may get I get that I. Get that, but here's my point. My point is this makes that video the fact that he shoots video and there's more obstacles now. Prosecutors unfortunately again that and to me the obstacle is not only do I have to prosecute these three men. I've got to prosecute the local police and I've got to prosecute the local prosecutor and guess what I'm probably going to have to do it in Glynn County. Georgia. That makes the case more difficult. It's like it's like A. It's like a harper. Literally, but this is what in is in the south? We Wanna say that we come. We've come so far, but that's what it is, and that's how that's how big it is. That's how big it is I think we're agreeing here Hear me out here me out on my theory and why we're agreeing okay, because we're. We're making to arguments that are. not necessarily in conflict everything you're saying. I'm I'm agreeing with. Right. I, just have to get you to agree with the fact that the case is a little bit harder against Roddy Brian with him shooting that video and handing it to police, because now prosecutors have to take on the police and the prosecutors right so. Can we agree on that yes? Yes, all right all right I think we solved it. I think we did. This is a big moment, but I will not ever. Ever cheer for the Yankees. Especially when they play my mets, that will never happen, but I think we can agree here. To a certain extent that the there's going to be some obstacles here, but I think what you have shown me. And made me realize how you look at the case. You know I look at the case a certain way, but I have to get a different mentality onto to to get to that next level. So? Wow Acklin, always great having you on the show for having go Yankees got. That will be her last time on the show by the way. Either that or we can edit that out next time. We'll just bleep it out. Right Acklin mercy, incredible criminal defense attorney. In Georgia knows Georgia law. Insider knows Georgia juries, which is the most important part of of trying to case when we come back. I WANNA, talk about hate crimes, because at the time of the Amman archery shooting there was no hate crime. Law in Georgia and people were. Besides themselves coast to coast. When you come back I'm going to explain to you why it's really not a big deal. Especially in this case, number one and number two. Hate crimes. Are Way too over height by the media.
Are You Convincing Yourself Youre Not An Alcoholic?
"That floats around all over the Internet I've seen a million times, and it is so powerful, and I saw it the other day, and it always kind of sticks with me right but. The other day for whatever reason it just really struck a chord in the saying is I would rather go through life sober. Believing I'm an alcoholic. Then go through life drunk trying to convince myself that I'm not. This seriously almost takes my breath away. I have no idea who said it, or where it comes from a hundred times over the years in it just strikes such a deep chord with me. You know I was never a person in denial. I never tried to convince myself. I wasn't an alcoholic because I. don't really care about the word over the label. I don't know that I thought about it all that much at all honestly. I definitely didn't know everything I know now after years of school and teaching recovery, and speaking all over the nation like I didn't have all this knowledge when I was in my own battle, but I knew that I didn't drink like other people and you guys have heard me talk about that a lot on these episodes of I just recognized that my relationship with alcohol is different. My attachment to alcohol was different. And When I say. Different than other people okay I knew I didn't drink like other people when I say other people. I don't mean my friends because all of my friends were drunks like me and I knew they didn't drink like other people either like I. had stom- like. If I did have a few friends like way back early on I had a few friends that weren't total alcoholics. But they still drank in a different way. I knew that alcohol was more important to me than it was to the rest of the world. I knew I did it too. Much I knew I didn't like myself. Because I was doing too much, and I knew I would be better off if I stopped. So. Take out the word alcoholic I don't care about the word I was just clear that I didn't do it right. And let me read this again. I would rather go through life sober. Believing I'm an alcoholic. Then go through life drunk trying to convince myself that I'm not. The absolute worst part of my whole drinking life was when I knew I needed to stop one hundred percent. But I couldn't get myself to do it. In a went through all the drama and chaos of trying to convince myself that I didn't have to stop one hundred percent. You know what I'm talking about all the different ways you try to control your drinking. To Convince yourself that you have some control all the rules you put on your drinking to prove to yourself that you can handle it all the promises you make to yourself and your family that this time is going to be different, and you've vow to yourself that you're gonNA. Try harder than you've ever tried before in this time. It's going to work, and you're going to drink in moderation. What makes me the most sad for you, and for myself is how much time I wasted trying to figure out how to drink a little bit because I was so scared to not drink at all. And there are a couple of things I want to talk about here one is. When you're trying to control something, it's because you've already lost control. And to is. Just, the fact that you expend so much energy and time trying to control your drinking is a great indicator that you're an alcoholic. Because non alcoholic will don't drink enough to have to control it. And they don't think about alcohol. Ever. Non Alcoholic people don't have this distorted and obsessive relationship with alcohol where they spend all their time worried about how much they're going to drink or wondering what everyone else will think if they don't have a drink aired making all the plans to drink buying the glasses in creating excuses to drink and worrying if they're gonNA, run out and Yada Yada Yada. Non Alcoholic people do not have that relationship with alcohol. They never have to make rules for their drinking, and they never have to plan ahead about how they're going to control their drinking, because they don't care about alcohol in they don't drink enough to have to think about it. Alcoholics care about alcohol. No one else does. I talked about this
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Mormons Shirk Leaders Request to Wear Masks
"Going to start with. A story about the. Church of Jesus, Christ of Latter Day saints the Mormons the Mormons. From which we done sprung headquartered right here in Salt Lake City. Yeah, they have the church. Leadership has recently. They sent out a letter to all the numbers. In Utah. This wasn't like directly from like the president of the church. The Pros at himself yeah wasn't even from like the quarter of the twelve, and this was from the area presidency. So these are the assistant regional manager was saying. No literally the regional manager Oh. Yeah, it's the regional manager. That's the regional manager. So the management of the Church's Grassley Saints sent this letter out asking. Members to of the church to wear masks in public yeah, and to be good citizens. And to help the health and Welfare of all. Now before before you go any further. I want to point out that Mormons in general. Are. Obedience driven humans they are. It's an authoritarian. Religion it is one. It is a top down. Do not question the authority religion right, but in a lot of ways sometimes I think the church knows when to be quiet and knows when not to be right like well. They say things that they know are going to go over well, right? this If you know anything about Utah and our general response to Covid nineteen. It. Hasn't been going. In fact in a lot of ways. It's been problematic. The we've got that strain of like right-wing nutjob here in the that. Doesn't. Want to be told what do right. Yeah, in fact and this choice I actually saw something on a related story that had a picture of a mask that somebody had written. My Body my choice. Yeah. So clever. None the less so. And of course the UTAHNS. Stripe tend to be Mormon right. And So. This hasn't necessarily gone over well We, basically we haven't seen more people wearing masks because of this church urging people wear masks what has caused people to wear masks or national chains like Kroger and Wal Mart etc target, also saying that you have to wear a mask in their store. Okay, well a finally finally right and Salt Lake County soon as salt lake. County was allowed by the state to to put in a face mask like rule like law. Right eight a mandate. Order I guess actually probably There was almost like immediate compliance. It was amazing. It was overnight like it wasn't one hundred percent. Obviously. Break the places that I go. It was a noticeable and dramatic difference. Right and that's that's what these things do. You or you place an order? Put an order in place in people comply will nonetheless. Then work with the LDS church. They really are out of touch with their their membership on this. This. This multiple times we saw this when the church provided you know. When they brought a bunch of missionaries, home provided instructions for people. The how to you know what they were to do? When they picked their missionary up, which were summarily ignored, yeah. I? Honestly, it almost is like the church feels like at this point to be the Crotchety old man on the block, right or like grandparents right like maybe not the credit made actually just your grandparents. Who just like? Oh, come on, you're just. You. Don't know what you're talking about right? That's almost like their reaction. The membership reaction at this point of. They. they don't know what they're talking about. And if GRANDPA like really gets mad and insists everybody'll roll their eyes and comply, but like right, which is going to church. They have to wear masks when they go to church, right. It's so funny they won't do it. They will not do it with just out in public on their own. It's amazing and you know when when that news hit I have, course went to very mormon sources like the Desert News, which is the church owned newspaper. And I went I jumped right to the comments section because I wanted to see what was happening. Are they accepting this or are they rejecting it because it's literally like the the organization that they believe the most telling them to do something that they have? Four squares set their mind against and. It was shocking to see how many Mormons because Mormons don't disobey the brethren. They don't yeah. So many Mormons going. We'll do from the Prophet so I. Don't have to listen to it. Yeah, looking for any excuse, right? It was amazing to me.
"one hundred percent" Discussed on Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone
"Sorry to hear that Mike and I just felt my cigarette. Cigarette boats don't involve actual tobacco no better cigarettes and this'll be great. You know 'cause I go off on my own of the the will of woman slope by most ridiculous thing I've ever heard from you. Mike I okay okay. I'M GONNA let go. I'm just GonNa let it go my. Why are you calling? I was caught a Pacu. What does not know? What other fucking bill. You know what I WANNA put up with her. She's gone now. Hey Mike Mike we have. We have standards on this show. And if you'RE GONNA call my friend. Paula poundstone that word. You'd might as well get off the phone. I'll go back that way. Got after it. Wasn't I apologize for Mike Paula? He does that almost every week. Now then he loves you. He just he is your does. He is followers. You know if you were to call a meeting. Even though we're not supposed to gather in groups Mike would come. Yeah he would. I wouldn't invite him now. Coming up Erma bombeck wrote. I haven't trusted poll since I read that. Sixty two percent of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life. Who WOULD GIVE UP LUNCH FOR SEX Gallup polling editor in chief Mohammed? Yunus is here to talk about why we should trust poles. That's when we return on. Nobody listens to Bala poundstone. Were well we all shop online a lot especially these days in my. Right Paula. Poundstone WE DO. Yes but did you know that you can make online shopping even better well? That seems impossible. Well you can and you can do it with honey. Honey is the free online shopping tool that saves you money. Online honey automatically finds the best promo codes and applies them to your cart. No matter where your shopping which makes online shopping. Finally feel as easy as it's supposed to be. Wow so here's how it works. You guys imagine you're shopping. On one of your favorite sites target best buy Sephora Maisy Bay Oetzi Walmart et Cetera. 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That's join honey dot com slash. Pala don't make Captain Krankl. The smartest person in the row river rolling around on this day an unremarkable history. Henry Ford said. You had one job. Thank you huseband Jim. Ross thank you Jim. Well do you feel like in a way? You've been reunited with Jim. I do and you know what apparently despite me telling him not to practice. He kept practicing because that sounded great. Thank you very much actually professionally. He's called James. Ross Master Gyms Ross. Should we have been calling James? Ross I can't okay then I won't either L. Let's move on deal trust and I'm going to be very specific here. President trump's approval rating no. It seems implausible. Why is that? I don't know because because he did stuff like kept saying that the the the whole virus was a hoax. And I mean that alone if you if you took every other bad thing the guy is done and there's plenty but if you if you took everything off the table and you oh wait a minute is squeaking tonight get your ear it. Oh yes we could Jenner. Stop Second I don't think there's any reason to get her to Stop Paula. We we've gotten this far without being professional. I I think you're right. She'll give it up soon. What she anyways you took everything else off the board that he had done and you have. I. I'm GonNa Make No. I think I think the if anything the squeaky toy is addict your political analysis. I think I'm smacking. Doug is what makes her quarantine show so so charming Muhammad. She always did this even in the studio. That's so funny. Yeah it was probably going to get around to introducing Muhammed Right now. Right no way wait. I'm letting the dog. Oh Yeah. She's using squeaky toy. Unfortunately okay okay. I'm coming I'm coming back your point Paula. You're saying that you you. You don't understand how trump's approval ratings could be hovering around forty five percent when in fact he's messing up he's messed up not a little but a lot you know we could have been more prepared We could have been battling this earlier on this war that we're in with this virus we could have gotten a lead on it and therefore now. I don't believe any of these calls. It makes no sense to me. Well I think it could be any number of reasons for For trump trump's approval rating. Right now and I've got my own theories but we have somebody here. Who can actually shed more light on it event even I can on the phone with us. Follows is an authority on polling Mohammed. Yunus is editor in chief of Gallup polling. For the past ten years he led some of Gallup's largest global and regional studies on social political and economic issues is also the host of the gala podcast please welcome Mohammed Yunus. Hey you guys how are you? Oh we are great. Welcome is is this isolation thing is crazy for you guys. It's been for me. Oh Yeah How many people do you have in your household vomit? We're supposed to only have three but most days feels like we have fifteen seven employees Are kind of everywhere once. Yeah that's absolutely Mohammed that that's what's happening with the polling.
"one hundred percent" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Couple movies that are coming out that I think are worth just pronounced kidding about the vendor series and game is going to go down. I think people will see that movie. Oh, hell. Yeah. That's my big prediction. I also think lion. King can be the year of the live action Lion King. I think Toy Story four feels unnecessary and be as good, and I don't think it'll bomb, but I don't think it will do amazing Allen. I dunno why? Because Tim, Allen's out here like, you know, really getting pop in for like all right in middle America. So maybe they'll go see it. I will fully be pushing small children out of the way to that. Linking live action. Producers that blanking will put the smash on a lot of record box office record. I it's going to be a whole of it because it's odd. It really is energizing multiple generations in a way that is not is not like Star Wars where that was already sort of sci-fi niche kind not that it's Nisha, but like Lion King. You know, it touched everybody episode nine comes out from Star Wars. And I think it won't do as well as a episodes seven and eight I think it'll well this is gradually gone less. And less, right. Because we're like has. That's why even Lucasfilm was like, okay. I think people are getting Star Wars fatigue. Yeah. And they weren't when he sold it. But they are now. Well, yeah, they were doing a lot. They're doing a lot. But I think I'm so nine we'll be good. Yeah. I think episode of nine we'll be good. And it just won't do quite as well as the other one, right? I think twice soy four will be trash also because kids don't have toys. Like when does that? So you're telling me my life when I leave the room like they're going to have to really like updating the cowboy oh, weird like cloth body. I haven't seen a little baby with a toy car. And I don't know how many years old they're still around are. They maybe from a parent from babies, but then once you get to the age where like so right now, I just don't let my kids have screens, and that's kind of the general recommendation. So it's all toys, but once they're able to get screens just over a sound like a good dad, Jack like, I don't know if everybody's asking parenting their kids that will man I've seen people all the time who they just they got their kid with their mouth of God bay just slack jawed at a screen this baby talk, and you're just like. Yeah. I see a lot like, you know, but I get I get also to like if when you're busy it's easy to be like you'll vibe out on this thing because I need a second. But I also see like I've also seen parents try and take an ipad, and you can tell like someone addict the addiction loop has formed or something like. Like, oh, my babies got Instagram have y'all baby spot. Follow me on the ground. Oh, my base. Well, that's the way, you know, like how fan base that are very young. So as you get older. This fan. You got that demo. We'll Lisa thank you so much for joining us where can people find you and follow you in two thousand nineteen eighty two thousand nine hundred heavier babies and your dogs. Follow me at sea. Filet CD L A C? Yeah. Twitter Instagram at miles of find me on Twitter, Jack under four O'Brien super producer on Hosea, Anna. I'm actually you know, what follow me because in the new year. My new brand is comfortable couches. So I will only be posting photos. Come. At comfy couch. Producer, Nick, stump where they find you. Okay. All right. Perfect. Thank you and through I respect. That's going to do it for today. We will be back.
"one hundred percent" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Is going to be like, this it this is nothing they have nothing. And then it's gonna they're like, it's just basically the Steele dossier confirmed. Right. Which is really what we're seeing why ills single bit by bit. But I guess it's really it's about whether what the reaction will be from congress and other politicians like will they finally separate. Well, they begin to separate. I think we'll see some people bail on Trump on the right because you can only lie to yourself. So. Much you can only act stupa so long 'til you start looking stupid. Right. But isn't there safety in numbers though? I feel like if there's going to be a bail out is going to be everybody dipping at once. Yeah. Well, I mean, I think one version has been all the people who retired at last year who didn't want to go through terms who bailed that way. Yeah. But I feel like there will people who will be in office who may have to begin being like I can't be near this. But again, I think that that could be a product of things mounting one thing. I do think with mother though, is I think we'll start to see a lot more exposure to what is happening with people in the Middle East and the influence they have with Trump to because that's the thing that was also in the steel dossier of understanding like the relationship of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and like how they were still having meetings, and should so I think that we're like wolves the Russia thing will turn the page, and we're like and onto the next group of people who have them in a vice grip, right? People will start listening to ethnically and big it within the new year. Exactly. Yeah. That's my prediction in me out ethnic. Ethnically? I'm big US is the new Joe Rogan podcast. Could you imagine? We we all of a sudden just have Have you you ever ever tried? tried Middle Eastern DM to you? Musk is like, what is what is this a blood? Just has she's my man. We wouldn't you on doing in twenty nineteen. I hope he just moves to the moon. He's in getting some kind of weird shit. I feel like I feel like there's going to be one of the things I had on. My thing was private space death from sort of private like, vases, Astor disaster. Like he tries to take the test led to the moon. Does our in that car? You're like is lunch me there did like it doesn't work. Like, no Eli. Stop get out. If I give me space just commute spacesuit there..
"one hundred percent" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"It's no under the show won the Golden Globe for best comedy and best actor for Andy Sandberg, also won two Emmys, critics call Brooklyn nine nine the s yes, we know you're a fool if you don't watch. I'm just insecure about my own pencil gay insecure about that Spanish, pronunciation Altair. Okay. So any great reasons to make sure catch the premiere of Brooklyn nine nine Thursday January tenth. On NBC. And we're back, and I I guess we shouldn't really call these predictions since they're their guarantees. I mean, these all these things are definitely going to haggis was taken into. If figures is taking action on these things go right now and just just fill the void empty your Bank account because these are fucking gold. New gates that you can nougat gold new kid not gold actual code golden, head just nougat. That's gold coloured. I think Jaden Smith and Tyler the creator become couple goals. Oh, okay. Yeah. You've heard of them like kind of like that's my boyfriend. That's why I think they become a hip hop. Come. Okay. Like, I think it'll be actual romantic couple. I don't wear that. They're just going to be like this like bromance? Just bromance? It's just like very late and very fashionable and like kind of not of this world. Wow. 'cause this juice like, he's got the wheel juice. He's got the Wilson his whole life has vibration. So I feel like he can do the funky wants. We're all gonna to cash Jaden shore, your dreadlocks in your hand as stressor, right? Yeah. That's your bag. We're I believe it. I see the bag. So I see him and Tyler like the fashion line couple ICU. Splitting up Malania Donald Trump. Oh, I think it I think the the investigations and things are gonna get so unbearable. That's that. She's gonna piece out that she will have to pull the object lever, even though she's contractually forbidden from doing this. You can't do that. So I think she'll figure out a way I think like anything if you don't know Malania say the stone cold one that he does he's she's weathered a colder winter than Donald Trump. She does. But she strikes me as someone who wasn't built to act like this all the time. Like, I think she's adapted. But I don't think deep down. This is anything she wants she ever wanted. And I think she seems like someone who's puts themselves. I enough to be like you. I don't have fucking time for this anymore. Yeah. I think, but I think that it might be some like B six thirteen to like she can't leave like oh. Ever since I started watching scandal. I've been woke to the government and they tricks. Okay. So I tell you that we're going to see her wearing a coat that says, I can't leave right? Can you can you help me help me please this number help scandal collection czars? Just now make you help jackets like are you in a relationship? Oh, no. That could get dark, but. Yeah, malania. I don't see her being able to leave either she really wants to. But I don't know she going to be able to I think. Yeah. Just with hearing her like just her comments or is the end of the year of just sort of like she's like angry about the situation. She's not talking from a place like maniacal calm like I would expect somebody who's going to be able to fully endure there's a lot of anger about the whole situation. So, you know, who knows if she's a anybody who's in the room with him more than fifteen minutes is going to hear some wild. Right. You really think she listened? She seems like someone who tunes everything out. Yeah. Like have you ever seen her face? She does not know what goes out one clip her meeting Putin and right after they shake hands like her is like reset and she liked gives his death stir. It's wacky. I like your statement that she's weathered colder win. Than don't. She's like, I'm not noted this come on. Now. I I also think that this is not on the Donald Trump trying..
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"Who's maybe you'll see for example, the return of education being something in the plus column for presidential candidate for twenty years. It's been like, oh, no. I I run away from that. And people will be like, you know, what actually maybe we do one. Yeah. I usually, sir. My son is dumb. I need a fucking they need an education. Yeah. Anyway, that sort of thing that's what I got signing off. It's interesting. I that is a hopeful prediction, like see gravity return to the world, and there'd be an up and down and standards. It's just gonna be us and Joe Rogan left. The aliens will be so confused. Yeah. I mean, it kind of depends on if we've gotten to the threshold of bullshit yet, which I don't know as. Resident person of color? I just feel like there's more nonsense. I feel like we haven't reached the point where everything has become so exponentially ridiculous. When it comes to Trump administration, and how this country bins to the NRA. I don't think we've reached it. I think there's more bullshit. I don't think we've hit the lion yet. Yeah. In certain aspects for sure. Like the things that we would be shocked by four years ago. We're like we don't even blink at now. And how do you take that back? Like does where where does that come back? Like, where's that suddenly grow back where we're like, wait a second? This whole thing is fucked up. Usually it takes a war of really bad. So hopefully, that's not what happens this time. But historically, that's what has handled ask Eddie kendricks, man. What is it? Good for. Absolutely. I. Yeah. I think I'm worried about the ability for us to come back from the whole late low standards social media thing because I think a lot of social media is part of you know. I think a lot of the world is designed to distract us from two facts one. We're all gonna die. A no we've been trying to avoid thing. Species for thousands of years, we have religion and rituals and myths to do that for us. But then the other thing that I don't think we acknowledged as much as that. We don't like to realize that we're one person out of seven billion people on this earth them like that's only getting worse and people you know, that that when you realize that makes you feel less important, and I think that's a big part of the drive towards social media. And like that whole the idea that that's not true and trying to believe in a world where that's not true has replaced. A lot of the community stuff that used to help us feel transcend like just being individual lonely humans in the past. Right. So do you believe that online communities have siphoned away from like physical in person communities? Yeah. I think I think they have an I think the what they've replaced those physical impact. Dozen communities with has been not as effective or grad. If you or I mean, people just report being lonelier now than they've ever been in the past. So I never used to believe that report just because I feel like social life is so. No winning. That was a coincidence drink. I hope it was a coincidence. Police Drake don't do this. But I think that I always kind of was skeptical of those because I'm like, okay..
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"Of people dead body. Oh. Latif in it. I saw someone, but listen with a discount like scratching my neck, a jagged incisors that was railroaded. How could you say? No, okay. Yeah. But they're going down the show is over it's curtains. Alright super producer, Nick stump had a kind of a big broad sweeping one that I really liked that. I wanted to have him come in and talk about Nick, are you there? I am. Hey, how's everybody doing first of all eight how you wow? Wow. Somebody comes to life. Suddenly thank you so much on his back before. This me we're in the air. Yes. How art thou? Great. You know? Okay. Okay. Well, I'll let you talk. So new year. Have you may be news? You're and you as well two thousand nine thousand nine keen believe it camp. It's my stalemated. So nick. Yeah. What what is your prediction for the year two thousand nineteen so yeah, as you said, this is sort of broad sweeping in and indefensible and a lot of ways. But I in defensible is predicting people's deaths. Differently. Indefensible I think I think in two thousand nine hundred you're going to see us sort of cultural shift back in the direction of their needing to be something that could be described as adults in the room, the return of the adult the return of the adult because I think we're like we've been in the age of any asshole for a long time, or is like anybody can do anything, you know, anybody can like, you know, have a podcast and pretend to know what they're talking about. Hey. No. But you know, what I mean? And I think Donald Trump is maybe the presidency of Donald Trump is perhaps the culmination of that Lord of the flies world that we've constructed for our selves in the last little while. And then the wheels are so fully off at this point that I think you're gonna see people craving a returning of the wheels. So that, you know, I just think like both in let's say, art and media culture, you're gonna see sort of like don't bother me unless you really good at it kind of come back. Okay. And then what would that look like, well, I just think like there's just so much. You know, there's so much content all over the place that I think people are just going to it's going to naturally. Just start having fat, trimming, right? Netflix in Paul will no longer be the top trending entertainer on. Yeah. You know? I think things like that. I mean, and you're starting to see rumblings of this already like there's this documentary on Netflix the American mean, which is like. You know, what are we do? Why are we all trying to be famous all the time? Like, do you really wanna spend your life doing that? Just I just think there's going to be like a and the fact that there's just the amounts of content like podcasting is sort of approaching per capita net. Flicks. Are you? No, no, no. Because you guys are good. I mean, that's in personam bias. So but think yes, I think club fat trimming is in order because there's just so much of everything and in so in media in entertainment culture that that will manifest itself, and they're just being less stuff. Like the little things will start to fall away and winners will emerge to the bar will be lifted this year in a way the bar. I think we'll go back up. Yes. I think the barriers of entry for everything have been lowered in a in a way that's cool because it it democratises things in a good way. So, but it's right now, we're in sort of peak. Everybody's doing everything. And I think it's gonna wash out a little say you saying I need to get my scams in now. So I'm saying. The doors bang tank. Scam. You right. I'm have to innovate and that's what good scammers do. Then. Like, you know in politics. I think you are going to the next whoever the next round of people getting elected are in twenty twenty. And you know is going to be somebody..
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"Indra back. And yeah, it was just looking at a list of eight companies that might disappear this year. And a lot of these makes sense gopro is the first one. Go pros, Jake IPO, and everyone was like this is the future of content, and they have been struggling a container store is not doing. Well. Yeah. That might go away. Remington? This brings me to Remington like declared, bankruptcy firearms. Yeah. The firearms company, and I think the NRA is going to have a lot of heat until they are already bleeding out. But I think an RA is going to get it. David Hogg tweeted at Dana Loesch thoughts and prayers with. Tina as my brand of petty. Shout out to him doesn't prayers. I think the fit might have been murdered by the latest iteration. The apple watch. Oh, really? Charge it to my fit bit. It's over. It's quiet for them. Do you know your iphone now? We'll counts your steps. You can have just an app this lag. Hey, grow. We know. You lose your iphone like damn I think fitted is going the way of those GPS like individual testing Thurman. I should've been things that got eaten by. I found is really just I heard concealing banned. Yeah. Yeah. Have you guys ever heard of winn-dixie the grocery store, Texas? Yes. So Winn Dixie BI lo Harveys, and Frisco moss are all owned by the same company southeastern grocers. They said they're probably going down because it's a business that totally relies on scale and Kroger and Amazon both have it and southeastern grocers doesn't know is small. They're small time grocers. Yeah. You can't be a time gross bad times to be a small time grocer. And then Sears, which has been a long and slow death. Shoutout to Sears. I was in savannah at one of those Sears massive shutdowns. Maybe knows what. Good and we're talking about eighty five ninety percent off fine jewelry. Honey,.
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"Like, there's these like kind of asshole promoters who like look at you. And if you're like, it's all women, they look to you. And they're like, okay, we're not beautiful enough. You can't come. And they are like the women or guys guys. We're looking at women got it. And they're like so mean, they're like, you're. Ugly. You can't come. You can come not your friend like it's grazie. But he does try to make sure that they're like adult, but those get ratchet because it usually end up with like a lot of bitches fighting this stuff because there's no men there. You know, everyone's trying to get up to see if he's even there. It's like we're, but I hope that Drake can hold it together because he really took a hit with that whole hidden sun thing, and we already knew about his son like before the push not beef. We fully knew he had a son. We we seen the Instagram like he really took. He took a creepy hit with Millie. Bobby brown's. So I just hope he stays away from the little cheering unless the prediction. I think Kevin Hart is going to get caught. She his wife again. Yeah. Okay. Okay. Yeah. Bush she gonna stay. So it's not going to be a lot of news. I predict that Cardi B. We'll get back offset. Absolutely for shots. I think that they have hood love definitely love each other. Love love is like your main is gonna cheat. All you well up until you're like late fifties. You know what I mean like when his dick stops getting hard. Then he will be faithful to you find God. Right. They he'll find guy and star wearing you know, Steve Harvey, suits. You know smoke is the guys talking to these young books. But they're fully going to keep doing this. He's going to buy a wrapped car, you know, with diamonds on it and shit. She'll take him back. She'll get on Instagram ABI li- little bad. We don't do she baby. Mom. And that's fine. All right. We're going to take a quick break. And we'll be back with some companies that might die in two thousand nineteen..
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"I mean, again, these are just takes completely fell apart. But I could also see him really China like he'll he's him to do like that. Like have that moment on New Year's and be like, you know, dude, I'm gonna fuck and get it together. Man. Right. Fucking getting it back to and those the year. John Papa PA papa's got a brand new back. Fuck I gotta work on that. But aren't getting what's in my thing? And as we all know those cocaine fueled New Year's resolutions, always turn out. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So he's probably got this. Johnny depp. Also, not looking great. So. Let's keep an okay. Pin is been out of code red. Is he had a cold blue? Do think Minneapolis is gonna be okay. Yeah. He'll cut to full head of aging, so terribly. And he's like God. He had done a tragic bungee jumping accent. I feel like Ben Affleck has people around him. He does he has enough people to shuttle him back. Totally take him to Jack. Johnny Depp for that that profile of him. Yeah. We are like weird mansion shit. You got to die where you're by yourself. That's exactly how you die. When you don't have people just hanging around to like, check, your pulse. Every few hours. He's around people who are paid to be around him like his bodyguards, and like his staff management and shit. Like that they'll kick him every now, and then make sure you still, you know, right? But those people, you know, when they don't have love as their primary motivation. It's just not a it's not a healthy place to be chicks though. I mean, if you if you boss that breathing that's the check. Keep the bed alive. So my fiction as he becomes a cat lady asking and so many cats, and then also he's becomes like a cat guy. Who's like saving all these cats, and he can't stop and they're like, yeah. He made a cast sanctuary in his backyard. And then he's just covered in cats. I also think there's an it might not be this year. But I think Drake might end up being problematic in somewhere. Because he'd been treating all those kids. Yeah. He has been talking to a lot of kids. I'm like come on. Now, drake. You see what happened are Kelly now that the basement come out right now. But listen when you go to Jake's house, though, they do make sure you're over twenty one. I will say that do the or over eighteen at least the yeah Twitter. Like when you go to Jake's house and Calabasas for like a party or something. I don't go anywhere. They're very ratchet. But I don't go anymore. But you go to this parking lot of like toys, R us or whatever. Oh shit. Yes. But it's a one. Now why though that's not why babies R Us just happened to be the parking lot that this happened. Oh, they pick you up from a parking lot. Well, I think that's processing center, basically for people who enter it. This is actually land episode is based on a real that Alanna episode is so accurate because then I was watching it. I was like, oh, my God someone who went to Drake's houses in this writer's room and knows this so specific because you go to this abandoned parking lot this time, it was a toys R us was abandoned parking. Because there. Yeah. But at the time, they weren't out of business. You get processed, basically. So you fill out this like India and this paperwork, you show your ID. They make sure you're fucking them. I guess NDA's. What happens in the house? Yeah. Yeah. So then you get like so you don't just get on the bus. So you could have heard about the party, but she don't just get to get on one of the shuttle's to go to hidden hills..
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"And I like there were saying that we we we tend to think that like the more stress you put yourself under the earlier you die. But a lot of times. It's the more you work. The more engaged you are and get thrown to live. You have a reason to live like you just keep going, basically. And I feel like someone like Trump is just constantly, you know, he eats conflict for breakfast. And so he just shit for. Yeah. He's pieces of shit like us for breakfast. Yes. And he just you know, it's going to be hard to get that ticker to stop. Yeah. Okay. So I don't know, man. And it what do you got? This year. I think potentially a waste are we waiting on this. No, we can start hop right into debt. Okay. Thinking maybe Alex Jones might go from loneliness go pass away just not being able to from loneliness too deadly. But you mean like he might just die from a broken heart or just like 'cause no one's fighting with him. And he doesn't have any like platforms him against McGuinness. We're way look like they're about to put out HUD, single. I think Guinness might also a ride of some sort because he is really fucking around out here. So you think so some death on the on the railway went to be some alt-right leaders who who they have Have no no reason reason. faith reason to live rather. Yeah. And then that would be really bad if they did. Because then I feel like, you know, you get these conspiracies, and you get their followers rising up. Right. And maybe those conspiracies are true. Okay. Wow. It for yourself. I news predicting this. Maybe what who else you got going under? I have Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter, but we could see Jimmy glad years ago. I know you do say that. But he, you know, he's looking he's probably the most, you know, he look Steelers delicate. Oh when people talk about you. They're not already right? Right. Those are goals. Don't let me that old. I'm gonna throw a Betty white didn't here. But not because I think she's going to die. Not because I think he's gonna die long section because I wanna make her stronger. I was on I I need need her. her to live in spite of this prediction, right? I'm gonna go with Keith Richards because he just quit drinking, and I feel like she has been sustained by a delicate balance of like cocaine and alcohol and women equilibrium and young women. And now it's going to throw the balance off. Well, you know, it's gonna be he's gonna be living. Good for a little while just like win. Dave Chapelle killed Rick James. You know what I mean? And there will be that's what happened. Manati? Yeah. So there will be some lull. And then eventually he'll start trying to party like you used to. And that's what's gonna get him. Oh, right. I think Cosby or Jared one of our soldiers. Yeah. Jerry Fogel, one of our sex offenders whose imprison because they are not popular there. Yeah. Why think Cosby my I don't know he's old? So I could see that Jared's been he's been rocking. Bill Cosby petty, though, people don't like to just die. You know what I mean? Like, I see I see Bill trying to ride out his sentence. Like all get out. I could be two hundred eighty. Yeah. Novels. I'll get out. What are you trying to say? Oh, I can't live to eighty okay? Just cross his arms. And so we like makes an appeal. I don't know. He's got a lot of money and a lot of time in there. I don't know if it's over for all Billy. All right. I was wrong. I guess he's not going to die. About Papa John. How Papa John company has died. But or. He always looks like he's just taking very bad care of himself that he subsists off a diet of bourbon and cocaine, and I have heard that that's true from people who know him so die prominent double density, the opposite. John Schneider will emerge from the ashes like a Phoenix right in. Reclaim his throne. As Papa oh, really? I have. Well. Yeah. Yeah. That's what I'm going to say. Okay. I have a feeling he's going to do really really extreme job of trying to rehabilitate his image to try and come back, but it's going to fail. But I feel like I don't know. Because I think he's I don't know..
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"We'll be imprisoned. You know, one of the two won't be president. 'cause now you feel like that's because we're finally getting there that it'll be too much. I don't know. I'm hopeful. We'll come on. You know, we got a double down. I got I have some that'll probably have the secret service knocking on my door. Okay. Yeah. I mean, I do think that he's becoming more and more unhinged. We now know that part of his being unhinged is Adderall fueled. And he's been doing it for like twenty years now. So I think he's probably that's not sustainable. Now's lack of sleep. And you know, snorting of Adderall is problematic for one sanity. Yeah. So the this, you know, all the stuff we're like man, this guy is really losing it starting to I don't know come together. And then also the pressure of, you know, just listen to the people around him the people around him are like the he's not built for this even Nixon was completely. Early guarded by an armada of lawyers and Trump is under lawyer. He does not have good representation who as the president of the United States. I think one of them actually might be was his name. Larry h Parker. Who is that? Larry X Parker. Got me two point one. Guy, and he would like had like the little phone. He's like, I'm Larry Parker. And I'll fight for you symbols. Like all the TV lawyer has got to Kobe. Myers park. Jacob been Ronnie. Yes here in LA Cellino in Barnes. This is super team bending images calls everyone on television. I'm predicting this. I guess it's kind of political is about Trump like I'm predicting more senior moments from trout, I think his brain is really just going left, and I'm predicting more moments where he doesn't remember Melania's behind him. And maybe he pays on himself this year. You know what I mean with Ellen? Yeah, they try to blame it on. The rain is pit like a full on senior moment. Like, oh, it just rained on your dick. Yeah. Right. Not the same people with incontinence. But these are just predictions. Also, I think along sort of what you're thinking, Jack. I think he'll have some kind of medical issue that he may use to rationalize or justify resigning. Oh, yeah. So you can have like a heroes out. He's like NAMA. You know, the doctor said like I'm not very this right now. So I'm gonna have to have my handed over. Yeah. But he's so just focused on always being the strongest that I wonder like can he admit to himself that he's not invincible? I think he knows. He's like I'm going to say this to save my ass or something like that. I don't know. But then he might face an indictment either way. I don't know again, these are just wild takes. Yes. But I think I just feel it just mathematically with what we know about his diet and things like at at some point. We will see that. He is not in good health. I don't maybe people. Along though old they sustain they sustain. I've got one evil as aunt who like hit my grandmother over the head with a hammer like this. She is still alive. She has to be in her nineties going strong. Don't you talk to her? Yes. My goodness. Trump. My live might have those McCain years, then became mom is still alive. It twenty nineteen. Yeah. Yeah. She is. She is. That's my prediction. She got at twenty twenty. Got another year. Let there you go. We do have a deaths section that we want to cover. Okay. Tighten. But McCain's mom would not be the hottest of takes. I guess. I don't think she's going to die. I'm saying she's going to live through. Oh, yes. Okay. Yes. I mean have we what was the last president? We had who died in office that wasn't like an assassination was that like McKinley or some shit the guy who seated the office to teddy Roosevelt. I think that that was like the late eighteen hundreds early nineteen hundreds. So like, but but I do I do think we'll FDR. Oh, right. But yeah, Jimmy Carter. He kinda died. You know? Shane Warne tje, Warren Harding. He died. William Henry Harrison Zachary Taylor of the presents who died in office. Okay. And then assassinations are Lincoln Garfield McKinley and Kennedy. Realize girls? You like wait what happened to him? With some bed, which Kennedy. Jamie Kennedy from MTV who's now FOX like I read this study about how people who retire early end up dying earlier..
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"One of TV's best comedies where you there for that. I think so. Well, so many great reason to make sure to catch the premiere of Brooklyn nine nine Thursday January tenth on NBC. Hello the internet. And welcome to this special episode of these I? Okay. This is our special two thousand nineteen predictions. Yeah. We're two thousand nineteen so we should start predicting the future for this year. The future of this fear, and my name's Jackie O'Brien. And I'm thrilled to be joined as always by Kovac O'Brien. Great. Yes. Thank you so much for having that you and we are thrilled to be joined in air thirds five. One of the face is on Mount Zion more keys lacy Moseley. Hey, let's. We we kind of had this idea for the show with you feel like you were going to have some files prognostications that will also be correct, right? Yeah. So what tell people what this episode? So we're we're just making wild predictions about two thousand nineteen while we think's going to happen this year based on the two days that have happened so far. Yes. Yes. So nothing that's enough to give us an idea. Yeah. I think we I think we get it. Okay. Two thousand nineteen we get we're going to be joined by super producer, Nick, stuff and soups produce on Hosea. Also because they have some predictions for the year ahead of us. But guys, let's get right into it miles. What is one of your predictions? This. Title nineteen Garrett. This is a political one. Uh-huh. Trump will call Nancy Pelosi a T C H or see you next Thursday. Oh shit. Like, there will be a thing about him saying that out loud in front of people, and it's going to be like Trump calls Pelosi on the unthinkable in unhinged. High rate in Oval Office because we already saw when they when he got Jedi mind trick by Nancy and Chuck in the Oval Office at the end of last year. What will what they can expect this year with you know, the the Democrats in power. So I feel like yes that will be something. We're gonna see there's gonna be. I mean, I think numerous showdowns Nancy Pelosi, but based on his relationship with women, I feel like this is almost a no-brainer. I'm going to see your Trump prediction and raise you this. Trump will not be president by the end of two thousand nineteen. He will be Lord emperor who ruled by..
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"I hope it has enduring impact in a different way. Well, it certainly left liberals being interested in the courts will be fine, but I really hope this keeps people fired up about electoral politics like we can't rely on the supreme court to be the one arm of government that does are bidding whether liberal or conservative, you need vibrant electoral democracy. You need legislatures acting, and I really hope that at the state level at the local level, the city level and at the at the federal level that people are engaged about that issue and and and use those institutions to move forward. Because I think those are the institutions that were designed to respond to the popular will. The courts are very going to be very hard to move its acting in by voting and by being incredibly active citizens and pushing for for legislation that you want. That's gonna make. Biggest difference. The court is has become by bec- because the other two institutions of government, the other two arms of government have withered. So when are so so bad and how they carry out their business it, the court has become overly powerful into having Democrats pick recognize electoral politics matter and vote and vote and vote in vote. That seems to me, I hope is an outcome of this, although I think what you're saying it makes great sense. But the danger is that they ties to presidential election. We saw it with President Trump where people had all kinds of reservations about him, but said, well, he's going to name the springboard Justice now, name too, so that that is more important than any other possible issue insurance. The presidency answer, basically a job where you do one thing for certain voters, which I think it's your your point Dante democratic in terms of having a robust system with all of its component parts that respond to different speeds in different ways to the will of. I guess I just wanna add one. More dope for we leave behind the this particular narrative, which is just that it's Kevin confirm than Christine. Blocking Ford is going to have turned her life completely upside down. You know, from a lot from my sense of her today in a lot of ways like changed it revocable in a way that is not what she wanted all and it will be for not. I mean, that is not her fault. It is not her shame. It's the countries, but I, I'm gonna find that just really, really hard, but it's not for not me. I mean, she did her duty as a citizen. She did her duty as somebody who's who's victim and she will be a, she may not have wanted it, but it was, you know, sometimes responsibility falls on you and you have to act and she acted in the honorable right way. And she will be, I think, rightly praised certainly on the left for the next generation for having done that. And while that may not be the same satisfaction as having actually stock. Opt Kevin o. from becoming a Justice. If he's not stopped from becoming a Justice, it does not in any way negate or or or diminish what she did and she and nor to diminish the impact that this may have on people in the same way that Anita hill failed to stop the Clarence Thomas for being confirmed as the spring court Justice but changed America. And I think it's possible that Ford will change American ways that we can't measure yet and not in the way that she hoped to change it. But in some other way that that it's hard for us to know. But she moved to people. She was credible. She was important and she spoke truth to power, and that's all you can ask someone to do. Hope you're right and Anita hill did say the other day that she does not regret having come forward, and I hope that will be true for Blasi for it as well. I just feel like she is not a person who wanted this notoriety. She wanted to be a professional. She wanted to be she wanted to life. She had it sounds like she had a good life and now she is world famous for one terrible thing that happened her what she was fifteen, and it's going to be just really hard. I think maybe I'm over identifying with her, but I just really feel for her. So let's leave it. There were taping on Thursday evening. Looks like there's going to be a vote in the judiciary committee on Friday as as we tape. That's the plan..
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"If that happens, do you guys think that that will be an electoral catastrophe for Republicans? Do you think this is a thing which would cause Democrats to come out and and be just absolutely outrageous turn out even more than they would or do you think as I think is possible that this this whole episode is going to really motivate a lot of Republicans to come out and vote who maybe weren't even planning to, regardless of whether he gets confirmed, I think even confirmed they will come out and vote or maybe it won't matter at all. I think he should firms. I think that re- that democratic women women in general, who we've been I heard from today who just broke into tears at line because of the way is connected to their own frustration in not being heard and listened to in various ways about their own sexual assaults or very close to it. I think that if this gets framed in a confirmation as Republicans not listening to women. Then this becomes a motivational motivation for the lose. If you believe politics is if people are animated by grievance, Republicans will have gotten what they wanted, which is the confirmation of of having and and a control of court. That won't be a reason to turn out, but, but he's confirmed those who didn't want to happen. We'll be we'll be angry and watch it. Now, Emily, what do you think will happen with the court? If Cavanaugh is on John Roberts is so concerned with the court's legitimacy and the the notion that Cavanaugh would be joining that court having pass through on the narrowest of margins in the most contentious. If ways with so much question about his own credibility, his truthfulness and the possibility he is actually a sex criminal. What will the court be like? It's so bizarre to me that someone who made that incredibly emotional reason tation. Well, then put on a black role. And you know March along as court Justice, but that's what will happen. I mean, we saw it happen with Clarence Thomas. Once you're in your chambers, people call you Mr Justice or whatever it is. People calls report justices. There will be complaints galore from critics of the conservative wing of the court when they make any five to four rulings, conservative versus liberals involving issues that relate to women and they will do it anyway because they will have the power to do it. That's what will happen. I can't believe that John Roberts is going to stay his hand in any significant way because you know now breath Cavanaugh has the same kind of, you know, cloud hanging over him that Clarence Thomas to join. You're really good on history on perspective. Do you feel like this cabinet episode regardless of how it turns out is going to be poisoned in the soil of American politics for generations to come. Or do you think it will be forgotten in a way that. These things you know that that once seemed Douglas Ginsburg wants him important a for just one seem important. And now no one cares aid for this was a kind of a special case because he turned out to have one, huge ethical issues. I think I think this plus Merrick, garland create this was Arlen plus trolls court creates on the liberal side kind of. Long term programmatic or in the legal community of the kind we've seen on the Republican side, you know, going back to the Warren court. I mean, if it's if you believe that Republicans have always cared more about the supreme court is voting issue and Democrats and have turned that into a systematic structural protein for trying to reverse the leftward move the port. I think that happens on the. I think that I think the same thing starts to happen more already happening, but but happens on the left. And I think because it has this gender aspect and this and it's not just gender, it's not just like women's issues. The conversations I've had here including now with my wife who was outed herself in her own here is experiencing with an assault. You cannot get any any hotter and to the core. Or of someone's identity and rage than this, and whether you personally experienced it for or come close to it. It's about the strongest feeling you can get get to. So I think it will have enduring of an enduring impact..
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"Create IPE indelible, but not necessarily broad memories and then regular people in their memories. It just doesn't that may and the campus yet John to that end. I thought the most astonishing moment in Dr Ford's testimony was that description of the laughter the uproarious laughter between the two, that kind of thing, which would stick. It would just like remain in the memory was so strong because it you, you can just, you can just feel how she felt that moment in and that these this particular detail with stay with you and would be so hard to shake and so sticky in your brain. It was that that was the most powerful moment of the day for me. One of the things Deborah Ramirez said, which was that cavenaugh when he like pulled his pants down, exposed himself, laughed at her, which is, of course completely at odds with the image. He's tried to make paint himself as being this, you know, sensitive advocate of women. There's only one of the most motive for line really unless you'd think that Dr Ford has a long is a long game where she's just been waiting to bring him down. And this moment the play, which I think is preposterous only only he has a motive to lie about it. She does not really. She's not make any money, it's not gonna. It's ruined her life. It's an isolated or light. So that's one big issue. And the other thing that I thought was so telling about the afternoon is that actually the Republicans did not at all engage with Dr Blasi Ford's testimony they it was as though she hadn't even been there, they didn't press him on anything that g mentioned. They just allowed him the conversation in the afternoon from Republicans perspective. Just Kavanagh's on our protecting his honor. He. He was speaking righteously for himself and he'd been characters as needed by democratic plot. There was no sort of substantive engagement with the actual allegations that she made in her incredibly persuasive testimony to that effect. That seems that seems to me maybe because I'm totally wrong. But that seems obvious to me because if you gauge with her testimony as we've seen throughout the week, leading up to this gauge by a male set Republican Senator is very easily characterized as doubting whether this ever happens with women in general, what? What? What? What standing up for his character allows them to say she was telling I found her credible, but then shifts the nature of the question to his carry his. Characters has nation his being dragged through this process. I think if they engaged with with Dr ward too much, they risked running into for lack of a better phrase and the need a Hillbrow. Well, that's true. But of course, the character assassination is coming about because she made this accusation and so can't right. I mean, politically speaking what you said makes total sense. But logically the beginning, it doesn't make. Just dealing with the politics, not and I am not the logic. No. I mean this and. And this is why the lack of closing argument really hurts me, which is nice for the purposes of logic, someone to take everything we'd heard from both sides and tied together with a unified field theory so that this can be, you know, understood with the narrative arc based on the fact that we're. Uncovered today. I, at this point assume that he is going to be confirmed. I think it's very likely they will be a party line vote on Friday morning where they will vote for him out of committee and that it will go to the floor. And I think there will not be enough to stop Collins and Murkowski from voting for him. I just don't think they can withstand the pressure that's going to come from the base after Kavanagh's exceptionally forceful performance and the pressure that will come from Trump on this. If that is the case, Emily, you can disagree about whether you think it's going to happen. I refuse to give up on calms Murkowski. There is just like a betrayal of women that will be unfolding if they do that. I mean, maybe they can come up with them principled way to explain it, but I don't know what it could possibly be. And so I just can't. I can't accept that yet. Although I completely see why you think it's like..
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"Yeah, and he was at Yale and all the drinking is totally mixed into that. Julie sweat neck. The third accusers come forward also missing. You know, the FBI investigation that did not happen that one would presumably want if this was really about finding the truth and about clearing your name. I mean, I think that was those were the questions that Cavanaugh just like danced around. It was not convincing about today, and then there's the missing Mark. Judge the the friend who would presumably back up cavenaugh, but it's so toxic because of his own drinking, which is really flagrantly on the record that he the Republicans can't let him into the room. It's only by leaving out all of those people and factors that we can narrow this down this choice. Character assassination this about character assassination that Lindsey Graham wanted to be upset. I just say one quick thing about judge that this occurred to me which is having made it sound like, well, just friend, but you know, wasn't it severally as best friend, but but. Dr forty, put them in the same room like she didn't. I mean, she obviously didn't make up one thing about testimony that was so powerful. Whatever happened. This is not who came in at the eleventh hour because she's a democratic operative. No one can create a detailed narrative that just making it up. Right? And so she put porting having on the same room like why pick those two people. I mean. Making that connection and connecting him to the guy who wrote the book about how drunk he rise, that that that isn't incredible kind of piece of information that kinda wasn't wrestled with by his response about judge in which make it all the more important to have had him there to speak for himself, right? And also the fact that that calendar, which which Cavanaugh was so indignant about an insistent about indicated there was on July first, a party at which judge and Cavanaugh, and the other people that that doctor named were had were at a party at a different place. And so there there's there's so much in her story that that speaks to truth or or or is or is kind of confirmed by other vague ancillary evidence. I mean, you know, we'll obviously never know, but but judge judges absence was extrordinary and and the way. I thought Democrats were very inefficient and ineffective at making big deal about his absence. And you know the Senate Ken force him to come testify, they chose not to because the majority wouldn't want it, but it's it's pretty amazing. The judge has been allowed to skate on this ridiculous statement that he made about the morning, David. I wonder what you think about this. I mean, I think the weakest part of Blasi Ford, not not what she presented, but just like in trying to judge this is that there isn't someone else who were members being at that party. Doesn't mean it didn't happen no reason that it would have been memorable for the other people. There was thirty six years ago, but we don't have the, you know, firsthand corroborating witness. And you know if there was like, if you're gonna try to in a principled way, say I don't think there's enough evidence here to vote against Cavanaugh. I think that's your most principles like helping hand, but didn't I assume you guys have done the same exercise. Is that I've done, which is to think back like, all right, what was I like it fifteen. I think of episodes when I was fifteen and you can think you can call to mind the things that were most amazing difficult or shocking, but almost everything else is just a mass, like it's a sort of sense memory of something that happened there. Something that happened there, but you don't. You couldn't with any accuracy CEO what happened on this date or with these people? It's only there a few very specific things that you could call to mind which were particularly traumatic or particularly exciting. And so the chances that anybody else would remember that party that event, like how anyone got there, what happened if Dr Ford never said anything about it is nil. No one would remember that. So it's not at all surprising that nobody remembers that I know about the way the brain science works, which Emily brought up, you know, a week ago, but then we had a doctor on the show explaining that, you know, when you have a moment of trauma..
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"For us, didn't use that as an excuse for him. He's refused to admit that that could be a possibility. And so we're left with this picture of that. He's presented himself in which you know to me his veracity is just like it's just at odds with all these other pieces of information. Yeah, the it was very defensive in and riddle about the question of drinking, and it just seems to be clear from both his friends and also the yearbook page and and his friend judge that that he was obviously more than he's letting on. The second thing is the political attack. Bring up the Clintons I think let let your Republican questioners do all that you. I thought it went. You know, when he talked about his daughter praying for Dr Ford and he talked about what this had done, his reputation, his family. I thought that was the most emotionally powerful. Why get into all the partisan stuff. Let's let the politicians do that. They're gonna do it. Why do you? Why is that helpful to your brief. Especially because then it costs doubt on how you're possibly going to be fair and impartial judge when you get to the bench and you have liberal causes and plaintiffs than Democrats in front of you just but I think he was playing for his audience was two sets of people. One was the president who he did not want the president to yank his nomination. I think he was weak and and so he was very much playing to the president. And then I think he was playing to the men on that committee in a very canny way. I thought it was an incredibly effective performance for those two audiences for the men. He he and for Trump it was his indignation, his denial, his aggressiveness about it, his aggressiveness towards the questioning with something which which we know Trump response to in the Trump respects admires and that that kind of concede territory attitude is is very Trumpian in his very sympathetic to it. And in terms of the the. The sender's himselves. I think they also saw themselves in cabinet and saw the sense like, oh my God, I could be subject to this and look at. He's standing up for his honor in the way that I would stand up for my honor. I think they were the white male Republican senators were very, very strongly identifying with him in that is exactly why they took back. The questioning midway through is like they suddenly recognize I wanna be associated with this guy. I don't need to. I don't need to protect myself any more in the way I did in the morning, but I don't wanna be on record asking any questions about this. I don't want a computer Dr buzzy for like they suddenly they realize like, you know what this guy is going places I wanna be with him. I wanna get on the side of it, and it was the basis going to like it. I totally agree. And then of course the play is that you force doesn't constantly simmer Cousy and I guess Jeff flake if he's still in play you force there. Hands. You make them vote for you because the other forty eight centers plus President Trump are still behind you. That's the play and I was prized, but I think they're totally right about it. I think the play was most exactly articulated by Lindsey, Graham, you know, part of this when it's done is who gets to define the argument who do what the question is. It's going to be decided before the vote. And if you can define that territory, you know you frame the question you win and Lindsey, Graham basically said for any Republicans, thinking about voting against him will be vote for characters assignation. So it's trying to shift it from, do you believe Dr Ford to? Are you okay doing this to him and for cavenaugh sorry for Macau skin Collins. The extra power of that there is it doesn't matter for corker and flake. They're leaving, but base voters in their states are getting a cue from Graham and saying, this is the choice that the Senator is making. And so it's increasing the pain threshold for them from Republicans who see things the way Graham totally right about Lindsey, Graham reframing. And of course what it leaves out of the picture. We're all the people and elements that were missing today. So Deborah Ramirez wasn't there the second woman who accused him of sexual misconduct when she was?.