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Project Sealab 1 Report Part 2
"Today wanna conclude my two part series on the project sea lab one summer report from june of nineteen sixty five to recap impart one. I chuck through the background. Information contained in the report c. Labs sea trials and the ultimate successful placement at one hundred ninety three feet off of argo island near bermuda. You might recall that. The four aqua dots anderson barth manning in thompson had just entered a habitat on july twentieth. Nineteen sixty four for their eleven day mission first off. They needed to make repairs on all the systems that were not operable. The initial report says that the subjects sounds like a clinical experiment which i guess it was slowed their pace in that fatigue coupled with shoulder joint discomfort was noted their appetites were good and digestion and elimination where normal also the report stated that their sensory perception remained unchanged and the joint discomfort eased with time. Now there are quite a few photographs in the report of the men in and around. See lab during the mission. Unfortunately the photos are not really that. Good copy i have well. What worked did they do. According to the report the subjects performed work tasks outside of c. lab investigating marine life cleaning debris on the ocean floor surrounding c. lab taking pictures of their operations in photos of the small one man. Submersible called star one which was sent into the area for evaluation. Also described are two significant incidents that occurred during the mission one of which was a serious nature. The other was related to nitrogen narcos and that hit to team members the nitrogen narcos incident actually happened when two of the aqua noughts entered the transformer room of the lab without dr mark six gear. It says that they immediately experienced coaches had to leave and then helium was pumped in to prevent further issues with nitrogen marcos's. The more serious incident happened when manning apparently struck his gas control yoke against a habit and it accidentally closed it as he was depleting gas supply. He knew that something was wrong and made a hasty return to see and lost consciousness as he entered. Fortunately anderson heard manning's tanks see lab and found him lifted him above the water applied resuscitation and with the assistance of barth and thompson. He was saved. He remained active with the crew for the remainder of the mission. The only issue was a severe hemorrhage to the whites of his eyes on wednesday july. Twenty ninth nineteen sixty four. The mission was terminated due to unfavourable weather predictions and at twenty three fifty six. That's eleven fifty six. Pm c. lab was lifted off the bottom and the arduous task of recovering. The men and a habitat began on august. Fourth deok were taken out of decompression c. Lab equipment was packed and stowed for shipment and on april fourth nineteen sixty four at eleven thirty. A m readme. Jk laden chief of naval research congratulated sess and officially terminated c. lab one. Some interesting things were noted for example in the first paragraph of the summary. Report it states. The men during the occupancy lab accentuated their personal idiosyncrasy during one period excessive use of foul language developed as well as an independent attitude with respect to the surface support guests. They didn't appreciate papa topside trying to control them now. I want to quickly cover some of the findings. No surprise was that handling of the habitat was difficult. Especially when there were waves they also found that nitrogen percentage decreased over time as it was being absorbed by the sea water and could use compressed air to make up the o. Two since nitrogen absorbed four times faster than oh two and the helium didn't dissipate. Another finding was that the hookah system failed to perform satisfactorily. Apparently the pumps were noisy. Overloaded easily report also outlines some findings on the men one interesting note was regarding the selection process. It said that there might have been too many potential leaders leading to an unwarranted degree of independence below. The conclusions stated that human subjects could live and work under pressure and one hundred ninety three feet and while all major systems work many were primitive. The report suggested that the divers could spend six hours outside each day also provision for adequate body heating while swimming around was a major problem even though the water temperature was sixty nine degrees fahrenheit the project. Sea lab summer report concludes with a series of recommendations and those recommendations include a better handling system a higher degree of independence from surface support assigning one man full-time to housekeeping they dry vehicle for transporting and a final recommendation that a c. lab task group of twenty five to thirty five people involved in future. Rnd in the man in the programs be put in place so that concludes part two of the c. lab one office of navel research report from nineteen sixty five. We know now that c. lab to went to a successful mission before the tragic events of c. Lab three but in one thousand nine hundred sixty four at the height of the space race. We were also exploring interspace
A Medical Mystery And Patient Advocacy With Mackenzie Kimes
"Why don't we give people a little bit of back story. You are a nurse correct. Yes how long have you been. How have you been practicing. So i will have been a nurse for seven years on this july. So seven years. My background is mainly in pediatrics. Am a certified pediatric nurse So my story really comes from and my passion for nursing really comes from my own personal experiences I decided that. I wanted to go into nursing like in high school. And things like that Is really have a clue as to what i wanted to do. I actually was a national level. Figure skater up through college and so yes as ing. Thank you so. I was training like six hours a day six days. A week Traveling nationally internationally competitions. So that was like my huge focus in life at that point was to train and to compete and kind of work my way up the rankings and figure skating the and so that's kind of where my mind was and then That's kind of when all my health. Struggles started to begin was when i was in high school I had been having some pains. Gi issues I was getting abdominal pain. Every time i was eating. And i kept going back to the pediatrician like oh intestinal virus like it sometimes takes awhile to pass like i think everything is ok but just keep going. You'll be okay and it just kept nagging nagging. It wasn't getting any better. And as an athlete i mean i was training six hours bags so when i wasn't able to eat it was really my training. When you have to eat to keep up the calories alone that you were oh yes exactly and so. It was just affecting so many areas of my life and ironically. I was in florida on vacation with my family. When my pain just got like unbearable i could barely stand up straight and my parents were like we've had enough of this. We're going to go to the closest er and so they took me there and it actually was kind of laying a small community hospital and so they're like okay. We'll do some imaging things like that and they ended up doing a t. scan and they came back and you could tell that something was not right and they were like. We need to do some further testing. We saw something concerning on your skin but we don't want to jump to conclusions so we just have more testing that we need to do and so they ended up doing and ultrasound. And i just remember looking at ultrasound techs faced during this and she just kept getting closer and closer to the screen. Now i there's something there's something not right and i felt so scared and so afraid at the time because they weren't really being very vocal about what was going on so i was just kind of sitting waiting and after they kind of got all the testing done they came in and kind of sat me my parents down and they were like so we are just like a small community hospital and based off of what we see on the scans on. You have a two liter mass of blood in your abdomen and we don't really know we don't really know where it's like. What caused it or why. It's there but we are not equipped to treat you here so we need to transfer you and at the time. They knew that the mass was related to my female track system. But they just didn't really know what was causing it and so it took a long time for a hospital to accept me because on one hand i was only fifteen at the time so i was technically a pediatric patient but was having a very non pediatric problem. But then the adult hospitals wouldn't accept me. Because i was only fifteen and so it a long time to kind of even just get hostile to accept me and so they ended up taking two on the closest teaching hospital. Bear was pediatric floors located within an adult hospital. Also it was like the perfect fit. Because i was able to kind of see all sides of things and so on when i went there more. Scans things like bad and we're seeing all sorts of specialists and they came to the conclusion that i had what is called uterus elvis and so essentially i've honestly never heard of that. Yes it's pretty rare and uterine. Anomalies are not super rare in women but my form of the anomaly is very rare and so essentially how they explained it to me was when you are fetus developing female. Start with two separate female tracks. And then they're supposed to fuse together so mine never actually used. It stayed in two separate tracks and on my one side. Do you mean like your uterus. Never fully fused together or yes. Okay so i had to uterit- technically and two services and two internal baginda canals.
Can I Grow Roses on the East Side of the House?
"Can you grow roses on the east side of the house and most definitely yes and explaining that by the same six. Our business I'm going to go to some old well. I may be told before some junk roses. The pots were broken. The plants were at best gimpy I bought him. This is a while back. I bought them for fifty cents. A piece. I worked up the soil in the apartment. We were living in On the east side of a one story with an overhang. I stayed out eight. I would maybe twenty four inches from the. The area really really amended the soil gutted in excellent shape planet six roses. Those scraggly half live plants ended up my shoulder to head height by fall absolutely magnificent because i well first of all i got him into good rooting situation then from there. They were getting full. Six hours of sun in the morning dawn until noon or so And and just flourished because they could make the food in the morning then. They were in a cooler less lighted area. So they could actually. Let's just say reserve some of the food they made and it made a better better better to the point. I was cutting not big bouquets and believe me were better but for for the start they had. They were beautiful in the fall.
The Profound Upside Of Self-Diminishment With George Saunders
"George saunders. Thanks so much for coming on the show but it thank you for having me. What a pleasure. I was telling you before we started rolling. I'm almost finished with the brilliant lincoln and the bardo som- really and thrilled that we're able to get you to come on so i have a million questions to discuss. The first on my list is used a term with my compadres my comrade dj who is producing this episode of the show. You said you've been thinking a lot about what you call the unified theory of brain. What is that. yeah well. I was thinking about it because i read michael pollen's book how to change your mind and so he talks a lot about the state of the mind on hallucinogens. And then i'm always thinking about the changes in the mind underwriting. When i'm writing what's going on in my head because i noticed that it makes me happier to right after the fact somehow i'm just in a better place even if the day's been kind of crummy something neurologically is going on this pleasurable. And then also you know with that lincoln book. I was thinking a lot about death. And what happens in those moments. Which even if you're a spiritual person to some extent physiological thing is happening at the end there. So i'm just kind of interested in the idea that at some future time we'll be able to say this is what your brain is doing as a is. This is what your brain is doing when you're creating art this is what your brain is doing in. You're meditating and to me that seems like not merely academic interests. It's everything really. But i don't have any answers yet. I just had the intention so the thinking is if we can get this unified three sixty view of what the brain and the mind or doing or actually in specifically referring to the brain in these key activities of our life that could lead us to a better understanding of how to live a better life all the time in every moment. I think we're doing it all the time. I mean i'm sort of even at sixty two still stumbling towards some idea of how to start the day how to get into it what to do during it. So that my experience stays within certain parameters that and i m we might call that being happy or being whatever so yeah. I think that's the idea. I think we actually people have been doing it for thousands of years but they may be having been able to use the scientific angle. What do you do to keep yourself within certain parameters that might be called happiness and outside the is unhappiness. What are your modes for me. Writing is real real. Big one. I try to do that much as long as i can every day. Four or five hours six hours and then also a buddhist. My wife and i are buddhist. So we've been involved in meditation at sort of different levels over the years and those are the two things that i know how to do. And i think they're related somehow. But i am not sure how. I kind of know that the more of those things i do and yet him in that kind of classic. Mode of going yeah. I should do more of that. I would be happier. And yet somehow. I i don't Very familiar with that with conundrum. Okay so i have a ton of questions. Though based on the foregoing. So the i want to get to the buddhism in a second because obviously that's the primary obsession of the show but when you talk about writing as something that is happiness producing i start to feel very guilty because i experienced right as the worst thing in my whole life except for like a few minutes. A few seconds of you nanoseconds. Where i understand something or phrase something correctly or somebody tells me like something i've written but the rest of it is delicious and i know i'm not alone on this because just to give you some examples. There's that famous quote from who. I can't remember. Nobody likes writing a book. Everybody likes having written a book. And the other is philip. Roth who after he finished his final novel. I believe put a sign up on his computer that said by long struggle with writing is over. So what would you doing that. The rest of us are failing to do. No i mean. I don't think well first of all only really been a pleasure for the last some number of years. When i was younger it was just torment and all that i think the only thing that's changed for me is that of written enough stories where i kind of understand that a period of frustration self loathing is part of it so when i get there i don't really believe in it. I feel like i'm being. I'm having a kind of emotion but also got a little bit of on oregon and say oh. Yeah this is the part where you're filled with self loathing or you're you're frustrated. You know this kind of two levels of torment. In an emotion one is the emotion or the feeling and in the second has come from believing in the feeling as being something permanent or real so for me. Now get to a place. I mean i'm there now with the story. I'm working on head to trash the last four pages and i'm kind of at a loss and i'm feeling a little bit inadequate and a little bit frustrated but there's another little voice going. Yeah that's how it always is. This is the part work. It's good so. I think it might just be the exhaustion of of experience and then to there's something about my process which is really i think because i'm a little bit of an unclear thinker. I've had to develop this method of revising its really rigorous. It has a lot of rewriting ridiculous amounts but knowing that's the way it is. I'm a little patient with it and that becomes part of the fun ago. Okay i'm probably about a third of the way through this really really long thing that will eventually produce something good. I guess it induces the kind of patient. So i actually. At this point i really do enjoy it. Anaconda crave to do it and this may be another topic but the state of mind. That i'm in what i'm doing it is i think what i'm talking about when i say it makes me happy. It's something like meditation. And that afterwards i just feel better.
Assumptions about hurricane season face winds of change
"11. The planet is warming and it's having a notable impact on whether rising water temperatures are fueling a stronger and more active tropical storm season, and that is prompting scientists can to consider starting the Atlantic hurricane season two weeks earlier. Well, let's learn more now with Alison Wing. She's an assistant professor for Florida State University's Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. She joins us on Skype. Thanks for being with us. We appreciate it. Good afternoon. Thanks for having me first to set this up. Describe the changes that we have been witnessing in terms of these earlier name tropical storms. We're starting to see the stuff earlier and earlier, aren't we? Yes. So in the last six hurricane seasons, all six of those years we have had storms named storms form in May before the official start of the hurricane season on June 1st and so It is something that seems to be happening more and more more frequently recently what our weather researchers considering besides an earlier hurricane season to accommodate these changes. One thing that the National Hurricane Center has already started. For this year. They're going to be issuing their tropical weather outlooks actually starting on May 15 now, which are issued every six hours during the season, just to provide overall overview of what's happening with weather in the tropics. And that would be something to help. You know, people be more aware of what's going on in the tropics, and you know if there's risks of tropical storms or hurricanes forming, But pushing the start to the actual official start to the season earlier is something that you know, could improve public awareness of the risk even more on because when we have these these storms Before hurricane season officially starts. The public isn't always necessarily as aware of the risk they may not have, you know, gotten their supplies and prepared their their homes yet for it, And so it's really a consideration and in order to recognize that we do have storms that happened before June 1st and you know what can we do to make the public As prepared as possible. And is there a way to try to impart to the public? How the storm should be rated like how strong we should expect? Storm's coming our way. It seems like sometimes there's confusion about that. Well, I think one thing to keep in mind is that the wind speed that we used to category categorize storms is category 12 and so on and so forth. That's only one aspect of the type of damage we can can receive from tropical storms and hurricanes. And so I think more and more. Forecasters are emphasizing the full range of impacts from winds be damaged, but also coastal flooding from storm surge inland flooding from rainfall and as well as the potential for tornadoes actually to be embedded inside hurricanes. And so the National Weather Service has some some products that emphasized those and I think that you know we going to see communication of this full range of impacts more and more, and you shouldn't focus solely on the
Spacewalking astronauts perform six-hour long repair on the International Space Station
"Two NASA astronauts are back safe inside the international space station After a walk in space. A couple of NASA astronauts took a saunter outside the international space station Saturday. They had some outdoor plumbing chores that needed doing, namely fixing the air conditioning system. Astronauts Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins, teaming up for the second time since performing back to back spacewalk six weeks ago on another repair job. One thing to be careful of venting ammonia. I thought it was more than I was expecting Justin this line, but it did stop. In addition, the out of this world handyman replaced an antenna for helmet cameras and tightened the connections on a European experiment platform. Talk about helping out your neighbors
Spacewalking astronauts perform six-hour long repair on the International Space Station
"NASA astronauts have wrapped up a seven hour spacewalk outside the international space station. It was the 237th space walk and the fifth one this year for astronauts Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins. They did some repairs and symptom systems upgrades as they floated around in
How Does When You Are Born Affect Who You Are?
"Does when you were born affect who you are in my econometrics class or talking about instrumental variables and one thing. That has come up. Is that while you may think that the time of year someone is born is a great random variable that can be used to make more robust estimates. It turns out that when the year you were born is actually correlated with things like parents income or mental health outcomes. Is it true that people born at different times of the year different does this mean. Horoscopes are in fact valid. Thanks alkaline so the way. I would think about this. Is there at least two major dimensions. One is that the time of year born or more broadly. The year you're born in what's going on in the world then may have some natural ish effect but then there's a very different dimension which is how the time you were born again. What's going on in the world where the environment can change your outcome. And that gets even more complicated. Because then we're talking about parental behavior and that parental behavior may be pre or postnatal. And so on. I don't know how much your parents or your family care about. The traditional chinese zodiac. But i am curious. What sign you were born under and how it's influenced your life. I am the year of the dog and everybody has good things to say about their year but the year to be is apparently the year of the dragon. I'm not a dragon so my parents. I'm quite sure did not plan my birth around the lunar calender. That's fairly because i'm told by my sister that i wasn't planned at all boy. Okay i'm not going to get into that but it seems as though there are quite a few chinese and chinese american parents who do delay birth to the year of the dragon. Yes because there's a spike in births. Among certain communities across the globe during that year. I find this research on the year of birth according to lunar calendar in cultures that really respect that mind blowing. I remember when my grandmother passed away. This is my mother's mother. Apparently they had to wait for a lucky day to bury her and that was months away so they they waited. Wow there's also some research suggesting that in addition to the decisions like to have a child or one to have funeral that actually life outcomes can be influence because of parents expectations and amount. They invest in their children's education etcetera. But i do know that. Children born in the year of the dragon to chinese or chinese american families that they do get more education. They have better lifetime outcomes than non dragging your children. We did do an episode about this years ago with freakonomics radio but according to that research it is on the parents guide which is basically once. You've got a dragon in the family. You invest a lot in that kid. Is that your understanding. That is my understanding if you are living in a culture where someone says hey. This is the lucky year. And then you're lucky enough to be having a kid that year. Then maybe when you're making decisions about whether one is gonna get extra tutoring give it to the lucky kid right because you know there are dragon but also would there be a little bit of something like endowment effect there like this. Is the child that we created on our timetable and therefore we feel a little bit more invested in this one not so much because they might be lucky because this is how we planned. Oh absolutely. I don't think it's necessarily that you give the child. The extra tutoring because you think the child is luckier. But because their dragons and they're going to do more with that tutoring the research that it made me think about is in psychology and it was by bob. Rosenthal have you heard of the pygmalion effect. Yes my fair lady. Yeah probably more people have heard of my fair lady than teak malian or the pig melon effect but the original play was called pygmalion and that was of course after the greek myth that pygmalion created a statue. That was so beautiful that he fell in love with it. But the plot of my fair lady. You have elisa doolittle who needs to get rid of one lower class british accent. In order to acquire a higher class british accent. And the reason. I bring this up. And the reason why the psychological research was called the two million. It's just that the expectations. Not only that you have for yourself right. Not only eliza doolittle's expectations for herself. But actually henry higgins her teacher his expectations for her. We're going to put the thumb on the scale of her destiny and if he thought that she was going to do great maybe he would act in ways. That would actually make that prophecy. Come true so. These are behavioral components and belief and preference components. Let's go back for second to the biology question. I don't know much about this. I've done a little reading. I'm curious to know if you know more but in terms of biology the month of year that you're born to the season that you're born. I have seen some arguments that to me. Look between week and mixed that there is a strong effect. I read one piece. For instance argued that babies born in the spring are more prone to optimism but also more prone to depression. And i realize they're not polar opposites necessarily but it does make me feel like some of this thinking may be like i said somewhere between week and mixed but i'm not ready to dismiss it in part because there's been so much interesting science in the last ten twenty years on circadian rhythms and how real they are. According to time of day so month of year might also have similar effects. I'm curious if you know or think anything about that. I know very little but it would be hard for me to believe that the time of year that you're born which of course has its own particular is for how long the days were versus the nights and also by the way other things like the availability of nutrients vegetables being in or out of season of course less relevant these days because we can get our strawberries year round but i wouldn't be surprised if any of these effects were huge. I can maybe imagine a small with tranquilly but nothing large because there's so many other things that would swamp the effect of you know it was a six hour daylight day versus an eight hour daylight
Tsunami watch cancelled in Hawaii after 8.1 New Zealand quake
"Natural disaster no longer looming and Hawaii no longer a threat of a tsunami after a quake in the South Pacific. After the 8.1 magnitude quake off the coast of New Zealand, a tsunami watch was posted for Hawaii over concerns a large wave could be heading that way that 8.1 quake was a third to hit off. The coast of New Zealand in six hours. The tsunami watch for Hawaii has been brought down the Pacific Tsunami warning Center. Determining there is
Agency cancels Hawaii tsunami watch after huge Pacific quake
"Officials say there's no longer a threat of a tsunami to Hawaii after concerns due to a quake in the South Pacific. After the 8.1 magnitude quake off the coast of New Zealand, A tsunami watch was posted for Hawaii over concerns a large wave could be heading that way that 8.1 quake was a third to hit off the coast of New Zealand in six hours. The tsunami watch for Hawaii has been brought down. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Determining there is no threat. Alex Stone ABC
Inspiration4's Civilian Commander on How the Crew Selection Process Is Going
"Did just finish up About thirty six hours ago this kind of grand cru selection process which is really. Because i think that's one of the most exciting elements inspiration for mission is that we're bringing you know everyday people along people that have been trained their whole lives to be nasa astronauts or applied to that program. But you know everyday people that are either supporting a good cause and in the case of our saint jude campaign or they're an entrepreneur which were the two kind of opportunities to be selected for this mission. I can tell you that. I don't know a whole lot more other than i do. Know that For the generosity it was somebody who made a donation to saint jude. It was one of the No purchase necessary entries. Which i think is really important because we obviously were out to raise an awful lot of money for such an important cause and i know that person's going through the vetting process right now but i don't know who they are a lot of firewalls intentionally set up You know for independence in the process and then on the other seat the The entrepreneurial crew member spots. I know that the Ten finalists have been given to the independent judges. And i believe they have a couple more days before their deadline to get all their scoring in so so i don't really know who that's going to be either but i know it won't be long before we'll know the the full crew of inspiration for
Updating The Numbers with eMarketer Co-Founder Geoff Ramsey
"Am so pleased to have as my guest. Jeff ramsey the co founder of emarketer and chief evangelist for insider intelligence. Jeff is a veteran of the attic. She'd your stage and we are going to talk on this podcast about the numbers. You should be paying attention to in the year head and the stories behind those numbers but before we get into jets predictions for the rest of twenty twenty one. I wanted to talk about twenty twenty. We saw so much change because of the pandemic and i'm sure that wreaked havoc on your predictions. Jeff well Yeah twenty. Twenty is year a lot of people would like to forget but we can go back and revisit that certainly in a busy year for our forecasters are forecasters busy themselves with excel spreadsheets Calibrating and then recalibrating numbers at a dizzying pace based on new information. That's coming in and certainly during last year we saw a lot of changes particularly with the consumer and So then ensued a ton of revisions to our projections that would normally last for you know at least eight nine ten twelve fourteen months You know we we were. We were spinning our wheels so fast. It's a wonder we didn't come off the tracks Biggest places where you had to revise those numbers Assure i think the biggest area without doubt was the area of e-commerce and we're gonna get into that in a little bit but if if anybody in the audience is thinking to themselves e commerce you think about about that. We'll think about your activity over the last year. And if you haven't done more door dash or grubhub or i'm not going to the store and never mind that. There's you know a massive winter storm that we're now seeing people are jew. Were just afraid to go to malls all this data and statistics were talking about you. Know people were a lot of most people. Were taking this seriously and mask or not. It was more comfortable. Felt more safe to order from home Whether it be on your desktop laptop or your mobile device so i would say the biggest set of numbers are the biggest changes in our set of numbers were in the e commerce space space and where we netted out to give a kind of a tip of the hat to twenty twenty is ecommerce sales grew by something like thirty two percent in twenty twenty versus twenty nine thousand nine due to the lockdown measures in the fact that we are all self isolated and just to put that into perspective If you look at non ecommerce sales that's that's the that's the the that's like the rhinoceros compared to the flea of ecommerce right but if you look at total retail says we're talking somewhere in the order of almost six trillion dollars right if you look at ninety commerce sales. They slipped by negative Three point two percent in two thousand and twenty. They might grow again predicting grogan this year but it actually slipped by over three percent and yet total commerce. Total retail sales grew why because of e-commerce growing a significant thirty two percent. So we some people said that we have Grown e commerce On original predictions something. We've advanced something like two or three years ahead of where we would normally be an and the trains left attracts. The growth rate is gonna go way way down. It's going to continue to grow some bets. That's the biggest change that we've seen. Yes i can. I can validate that anecdotally. In terms of how much ivan purchasing on amazon as well is kind of a lot of new e commerce stores. I was trying out to get you know farm to table food delivery and that kind of thing personally but that that's where my taste lies and you know you're making me hungry. Zony sales are seeing so many sales are moving to online. It makes me wonder you know one. What does that mean for all these digital advertising companies that kind of our that point right before you hit by And as well as how much time people must be spending online consumers platforms before they go on to you now. Consumed their dinner via door dash. Sir you know what that's a really good place it to really dig into because you know if i were say a a number two area where forecasters had to continually busied themselves. With reaching recalibrating. Numbers was in the area of time spent so let me just puts in perspective on that because i think most of us realize having or locked in an apartment or a house we start to go a little bit stir crazy. So what do we look to. We looked to digital activities to you know suck up our time and so a couple of things with these since cove it. Americans have increased the time that they spend with all media cross online and offline by about an hour and five minutes a day. So it's over thirteen hours a day. We're spending with media now. I do need to put a little caveat there thirteen hours you might be thinking. Wow that's a lot of time. And that's that's half the twenty four hours you know that are in a day. But it includes double-counting for multitasking. 'cause i don't think there's any of us on the planet that don't were we're watching. Tv have another device in our hand. We're doing something else right. And because we never know in the second or nanoseconds time where attention is fleeting from one. St the other way that attention actually lies. We have to double count that figure. So if you're spending an hour watching tv and you're on your mobile phone that whole time we have to double count That that our so it becomes two hours if that makes any sense so we're spending an extra hour a day and almost all of that Ghosts to digital so just to give some perspective before cove it we were spending. This is pretty pretty significant amount. We're spending about half a little over half of our day. Six hours and forty nine minutes a day Doing digital stuff alive. It was mobile. was streaming but then we went from six hours forty nine minutes in two thousand nineteen the pandemic hits and we go up by a an hour and a minute to seven hours and fifty minutes a day with digital And we think that digital time is going to continue to increase by twenty twenty two. We'll be spending eight hours a day with digital which was a little frightening for maybe some parents as they think of their kids. Because this is on average and if you think of kids and teens and it's probably way more than eight hours day so as we net out digital time now counts for roughly sixty percent of adults a total daily time spent with media and another area within within digital of course streaming Were all streaming more and when you think of time spent with streaming whether you thinking connected. Tv's court cutting or cord nevers. That's my favorite. Group is like college students who never will never have paid for a traditional pay. Tv subscription. why would they win. Their parents are basically donating their netflix account to their kids And then you got. Ot subscription activities with netflix amazon prime. And so on so. These numbers really shot way past our original pre covid estimates and so where we netted out. Was it in twenty. Twenty one time spent with digital video will have risen by thirty three minutes or over half an hour per day and so now we're spinning If we're looking at digital video time said about two hours and nineteen minutes And that's up from an hour and forty six minutes and twenty nine thousand nine but just a quick reality check. And then i'll let you jump in here. Reality check is that you might be thinking with all this streaming and so on that people are spending on average more time with digital video than they are with linear tv. But that's not quite yet. The case are estimated that traditional. Tv whether you're watching broadcasts abc cbs. Or you're watching a cable. Channel or direct access is is sixty percent of the time we spend with. A video is with traditional tv
Texas Grid Failure Stirs Feud Between Cities and State
"Brutal winter. Storms swept through america this week killing more than thirty people. More snow is expected in the south and east. In the coming days electric grids were overwhelmed by surges in demand leaving millions without power and shivering amid dangerously. Low temperatures officials warned people not to bring grills or propane heaters indoors after a carbon monoxide poisoning. Killed at least two people hospitalized several others. The grid failures were most severe in texas which experienced widespread blackouts governor greg. Abbott spoke at a press conference yesterday. The fact is every source of power. The state of texas has access to has been compromised finger pointing and blame placing have already begun. Some republicans claim the state's reliance on renewable energy was the source of the problem. Charge shutdown down by white house. Press secretary jen psaki. Yesterday numerous reports have actually shown the contrary that it was failures in coal and natural gas that contributed to the states power shortages and officials at electric reliability council of texas which operates the state's power grid have gone so far as to say that failures and wind and solar where the least significant factors politics aside. The crisis has put a spotlight on weaknesses within america's infrastructure a particular concern as extreme weather events are on the rise this week. whole skylines. like dallas's went dark to conserve power. Alexandra sewage bass is a senior correspondent for the economist and is based in dallas. Texans were advised to stay indoors although some didn't really have a choice because they lost power and their homes. Were so cold that they brave the road to try and check into the few remaining hotels with rooms only to see hotels power as they arrived others put on every piece of skiwear they owned and tried to stay inside their homes. Hoping the heat and light would go on what we're supposed to be quote unquote rolling. Blackout were often long-lasting so we saw people lose power for hours. Thirty six hours sometimes longer at a peak this week we had four and a half million households in texas without power. So why the blackouts. What went wrong with electricity supply. This was really a perfect storm of failures. And i would point to three causes for the blackouts one is a failure of forecasting. Another is a equipment. Failure and a third is a failure a potential failure in the design of the market and not having enough capacity to meet demand. Let's take those intern. In what way was a failure of prediction. What we have seen this. Winter is a record call street and snowfall. We haven't seen it in about thirty years. Temperatures reached this low in texas and so urquhot which operates the grad knew that it was going to get cold a knew there was going to be snowfall but did not prepare. They thought they had enough capacity to meet the demand and they were off significantly. Some say they should have been better at forecasting. Because there had been allusions to the weakness of the grid in the past the summer say texas has seen brownouts before but never before has the state in recent history seen so much demand in the winter. And that's where cops forecasting really did the state poor and as for equipment failures. This was an interesting one at the very beginning. Republican politicians came out pointing fingers. I saying that. The showed the failure of green energy in america and renewables. Were to blame in fact. That's actually not the story at all. We now understand. Natural which accounts for about half of texas says energy supply when off line on the freezing cold temperatures caused natural gas plants to break down and so did the supply chain pipelines. It wasn't possible to operate in such freezing temperature. The cold also caused a reactor at one of the states to nuclear plants to go down wind turbines froze and it may be that transmission lines that help distribute electricity may have also iced analysts so it was really an across the board failure of equipment and you mentioned also the design of the energy market. I mean how. How does that figure in. Texas is energy market is really unique because of it independence that works well during good times where weather patterns are as predicted in difficult times where the grid is stressed. Other states are able to import power. An electricity from other states. Texas does not have that ability. Because it's not connected and so that independent is part of what caused issues this winter. The other feature of the market is that back in one thousand nine hundred nine. The legislature deregulated the power market to encourage competition and so while urquhot overseas the grid. We see some three hundred retail electricity providers by fuel on the wholesale market and then sell it to customers so customers have a lot of choice. It results in lower costs. Texas's are half the cost of electricity in say california but deregulation has also meant that the state and central authorities haven't required investments that might have helped combat some of the problems. We've seen emerge during this cold spell but this uniquely designed system does not seem to be designed flexibly yes. I think that this event has really put in stark relief the limitations of the system. And i think this event is going to lead to a political reckoning already. We've seen calls by the governor and bad house speaker to investigate. What's gone on with it. And i think they're going to be some proposed fixes. One big question is whether or not texas needs a capacity market and that basically axes an insurance product so if we see extreme temperatures there's more reserve capacity. The reality is that that would raise consumers electricity prices and so it's unclear whether or not consumers will ultimately want that and whether that's going to be the conclusion of this investigation but they're certainly going to be a lot of discussion about what fixes texas needs so that it's better prepared to withstand extreme weather events like this one you would imagine though that it's certainly after an event like this people wouldn't mind paying a bit more for their energy if it's insurance against this kind of disaster happening again. That may well be true. I think the key question to ask is how long lasting the lessons from this experience will be we saw after the polar vortex in two thousand fourteen. That hit the east coast. Pj m a regional. Transmission organization started making higher payments based on the reliability of service so that encourage providers to invest in their equipment to ensure performance during peak demand. We could imagine. Texas embracing a similar concept. It will depend on how politicized this event ends up being and whether politicians choose to draw incorrect conclusions about what caused this versus. what dead. But i think the hope of all texas customers is that there are real changes. That are made that help. Ensure the reliability of bread going forward. Because we're going to see more of these extreme weather events.
McDowell beats 100-1 odds for upset Daytona 500 victory
"After nearly six hour delay for rain that fell on lap fifteen in the sixty third running of the Daytona five hundred the race ended in a fiery finishes Michael McDowell took the checkered flag for the first time this Cup series career in the biggest race of the year make that was in fourth on the final lap and made a move with this poor performance teammate Brad Keselowski going into turn three Keselowski got turned into teammate Joey Logano and was then hit by Kyle Busch forcing him up into the catch fence ripping up the car's fuel cell and bursting into flames NASCAR through the caution is make dell chase Elliott Austin Dillon try to respect to the checkered flag Kelly and Dylan would finish second third respectively Jerry Jordan Daytona beach Florida
Professor realizes at end of 2-hour Zoom lecture that he was on mute
"Another funds zoom failure professor in singapore that a two hour lecture before he realized he was muted the entire time. This is his reaction when students inform him that he was on mute for two hours. Any presents no all. We've got finish over close to have quizzes. That's a good auto so we cannot hear anything from us six away. From what six oh. Apm it's then from six hours screen froze every day from you episodes all so maybe i retooled this class sometime already. Like name is shocked like done. Two hours of work
Kelsie Schelling Murder Trial
"I'm vinnie polygon. Thanks so much for joining us on the court. Tv podcast and today. We're going to take a look at a trial that we're following on court tv but you're not seeing it on court tv and that's because the judge has banned cameras from inside the courtroom so no public transmission of this trial. Otherwise you'd be seen in on court tv. I could spend the next. Oh i don't know six hours explaining why that was a bad idea. But that's not what this podcast is going to be about. it's about the actual case and this is a incredibly tragic one Most of them on court. Tv because we cover a lot of murders but this one. Especially i mean you go back. Eight years ago and young woman Kelsey shelling was. Her name found out she was pregnant and as she was excited. I think her mom shared some of that excitement and her boyfriend apparently did not and she went to go meet her boyfriend after going to the doctor. And getting those pictures that we all get though sonograms and the excitement of the moment and then she was never seen or heard from again and her boyfriend dante lucas now on trial for her murder. Although her body has never been recovered she disappeared eight years ago and no one knows. Well someone knows but investigators are family. Don't know where she is and exactly what happened to her. So i want to bring in a great reporter and she's on court. Tv all the time from our great affiliate denver seven. Liz gilardi is with us. Your stories are on court. tv so often that. I almost feel like you're part of court. Tv but we're not gonna steal you just yet liz. Let's start here. Were eight years after she went missing. Why has it taken eight years to bring someone to trial for this murder. I mean an eight year is almost the day she went missing february fourth. We had opening statements february third. So i think not only. Is it emotional. Time for her family as it is every february but then starting this trial right around the time she went missing and it's a great question as to why it's taken so long. It's something her family has been asking for years Part of the problem with this case and what we've seen is It was initially investigated by the pueblo. Police department Things kind of quieted down. Didn't seem like there was too much happening and her family circle. All of this has just been extremely persistent. They hired a private investigator on twenty twenty. They made the rounds and tried to really get this case out there at that point with the pressure There was some additional examination and the colorado bureau of investigation got involved as well. So it's just been a long road to even get to this point And dante lucas. The suspect i mean he was arrested. I think almost three years ago. I'm so even to get to. The trial has been a long road but just to get to that harass even longer. So what's the back story of kelsey showing dante lucas. How did they meet. And what was their relationship like so you know they might They were fairly young. She saw him playing basketball in college as the story goes and just kind of Became infatuated with him. And you know they started dating At one point she moves away to california realizes. It's really expensive to live out there and comes back to colorado and they kind of rekindle their relationship and then shortly thereafter she becomes pregnant so it was kind of an on again off again relationship. You know they're both fairly young And she's in denver. she's working he lives in pueblo. Which is A little about two hours away depending on traffic. So she's going down there you know they meet up He visit each other and then basically you know she finds out she's pregnant and that's when everything kind of changes.
More Than 1,200 COVID Vaccine Doses Have Been Wasted in Massachusetts
"With vaccines in such short supply we've learned more than 1200. Doses of the vaccine have gone toe waste here in Massachusetts. State telling WBZ TV SIDE team As of last Friday, almost 1100 doses of the Madonna vaccine and 176 doses of the Fizer vaccine have been reported as wasted. That's a vaccine wasted percentage of about 1760.13% of the 960,100 covert doses that have been shipped here to Massachusetts. Healthcare providers are routinely finding extra doses and the Madonna vaccines and they have to be used within six hours of opening Those vials.
A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida Town's Water Supply
"Hacked into florida towns water treatment plants software and remotely tried to poison. The town's water supply. Fortunately an employee caught it as it was happening and it was able to thwart the attempt. But it's still pretty ominous situation. How did it happen. Will the key in my layperson opinion and the thing that we should. Maybe be extra vigilant about in these remote working times. Is that the oldsmar. florida water. Treatment plant uses software called team viewer so that employees can remotely share screens and troubleshoot issues and the software also means that someone can take over your screen and cursor so initially when an employee noticed his cursor moving to radically he thought that's what it was but then it got stranger quoting wired the cursor began clicking through the water treatment plants controls within seconds the intruder was attempting to change the water supplies levels of sodium hydroxide also known as lye or caustic soda. Moving the setting from one hundred parts per million to eleven thousand one hundred parts per million in low concentrations the corrosive chemical regulates the ph level potable water at high levels. It severely damages human tissue it touches according to city officials. The operator quickly spotted the intrusion and return to the sodium hydroxide to normal levels. Even if he had the poisoned water would have taken twenty four thirty six hours to reach the city's population and automated. Ph testing safeguards would have triggered alarm. Caught the change before anyone was harmed they say and quotes. The whole thing is still being confirmed and corroborated by officials. They don't have many details to share and it sounds like they don't have many answers about who the culprit is and how they were able to infiltrate the tv where software and know exactly what to
"six hours" Discussed on This Is Only A Test
"On the cheap a but it won't be backward compatible to other way round so the river to can only used new controllers which is fine same resolution for the panels so twenty one sixty by twenty one sixty are to be. Lcd Two point. Eight nine inch diameter a the diagonal but there are new panels so one of the things that we love the first reverse was they had the highest pixel density of any heads that we had tested at time And so based on the size of the panels while not a big field of view. The image was extremely clear. You could read things in game that you couldn't read before using this headset. You needed pretty beefy system. Run it at ninety hurts and these are still ninety hurts. But that hasn't changed. What has changed is that. The lenses are designed by valve their valve lenses. They're not the same lenses as what's on the index because next has a different panel different field view wider field of view but valve style optics so the benefits of the clarity from edge to edge. Getting the MIRA that people had felt with the Saul with the I Gen reverse. That hopefully is all benefit. Did they make point of comparing it to index? They did only in the sense that like they know. Index has higher refresh rate one forty four Hertz. I mean the lenses Only in that valve design them. They want they could be specific as to if Ithaca same or not though they are not the same not the same. They didn't just take index lenses and mount them on but the valve had to do to develop their layering of lenses. Right and these are still for systems. YOU'RE GONNA get some level of God Ray. But it's better than what they had felt they could come up with with the design of the first jet. They're using the valve speakers. Awesome off ear best speakers in the in the market. They can't remove but there's no three point five millimeter. Jack WanNA use your own. Headphones Santo microphones. I think we really liked the microphones and the first Reverb those ones when we use it. You're wondering like well. It sounds really great and they have the same Joel. Microphone System With cameras they say it's two x two times a controller tracking volume and The facemask cushion while it's it's not like the rigid back plate in the same type of Springing s that you get with like the the index They're using new cushions of wider grip on the back Double surface area for for the grab back in. There is a a flip up feature not like the Cosmos where you can flip it and then type on the computer but make easy ease of removal of the headset. If you want to remove that a six meter cable so it's a pretty long cable. Usb see power six watts USB but if you have low power there also is a power brick and it's display port one point three With a mini adaptor included in the box. So are there pictures of the controllers out anywhere? I can't find them well as you're reading as we're talking about this it has not been announced so there leaks and the leaks that came out last week or the actual pictures controllers so research revert. G to leak. those are basically the pictures. Sorry I've been quiet this whole time because The astronauts just got on board live happening like I. I'm starting to tear up. The this is unbelievable. What we're watching It's happening. We're GONNA wrap up the roof quick At least with the verb shipping in the fall. Yoder's up today like I said. I don't know the prices because they haven't shared that yet so expected to be high. I hope it's cheaper than a thousand dollars cheaper than the index but I think that. Hp is pretty confident in the visual fidelity of their lenses or they're a panels that they show for this And the bigger story here is probably that the second iteration windows mixed reality headset and so Microsoft has not abandoned the platform they're continuing with it and Whether it's just gonNA BE HP or other headset makers. Releasing section does rally. We don't know yet but the four camera setup. We have seen that with any reality headset I don't know if that's something. That's scalable Bilton. Existing software or of Microsoft had to continue development on. Its get this to work so you think that a lot of this will be the new standard for W MR by even controllers. I hope so. Okay right like we don't know if Microsoft HP do what you want and will support it and it's easy for us to add additional camera tracking guys can re map. Whatever you want with new control designs or of this is going to be a new standard for Microsoft to work with other partners and the Abbey was just the first to get this out there Regardless it means that when mixed rowdy isn't going away which is Great But you know the the the the era of cheap windows fixed rowdy headsets. It's probably going away. Because Microsoft had so much subsidizing of that first generation. Which is why the cost went so low is lower risk on companies like Dell Acer. It's put those out and HP is investing more and putting something up it's more premium out right now for home. Use for enterprise use and for location based experience use whenever those gets opened back up. Goal of other of yourself go through super-quick. What happens when you leave it for last I? I know I know I don. Side Quests Z. Doom is out. This is incredible. If you have tim wads. If you have heretic wads you can you. Can you can load them in. And you can play dum with six off tracking rulers all sprite based you know two and a half the but it plays real well and you sound like you've played it fun. Yes awesome yes so did I I was I was impressed like at first. I just dropped in like the standard doom. One you really gotta try some of the expansion especially the ones that. Add tracers for your bullets. Because it's really makes it feel so much more volume metric and users already put in You. Know replaced the weapons with the default literally. You're holding a piece of cardboard shifting this way so tough to play. Yeah But they had actually volume metric weapons. Three weapons You brutal doom. The whole launcher is streamlines. A little gooey. That floats in front of you that you can trust in and load mods what what is brutal dum because they made a big deal out of support for that. It's just hardcore doom. It's like Syria Sam but is it a MoD. It's a MoD right all right. Yeah so that's on side quests. It's already been downloaded. Thousands of times might use some capture video of it. If I have time for later this week well the big the the big news about that is it supports like every mom that's ever been made for doom so it's like. I mean you've got decades. It's incredible you can play like Star Wars mods all kinds of things so it really is just sandbox yes. It's opened up whole library of an easily final library of content for VR first person shooter content. Iran VR There's a demo out had chess. Play this unfortunately but July third when the game comes out and they'll be a whole new bundle for. Psv ARE YEAH. You know it's tough to recommend. Ps VR as hardware nab with PS. Five coming. Out Right it's still. There's been no improvements the hardware. I mean if I had my. Ps VR setup. Hooked up I would have tried this in a heartbeat but I don't and so like it's just like okay. I gotta go set that up and I know I'm GonNa WanNa do it once. The game actually comes out so I might as well go ahead and do it now from all I've heard like this is the game. This is like the best. Pse are in terms of like a volume not only metric positional controls like we loved the robot game that was awesome but that really wasn't about positional tracking. That was more about like an interesting take on like things happening. All around you and yes. It had a positionally track controller but it was the game pattern. I mean this is more about being iron man and having your hands tracked in in Three D. Space and being able to turn your body and that's more about like bringing home to be at what you know be VR's capable of. And I've heard that this is like the best yet. I do want to try that on. Vr wondering if it's a game that will have high adoption rate on attach rate with existing ps where users which I hope certainly hope it does versus something that it becomes a killer APP to get new users on board And buy new system is because that's a harder proposition are now while there was a great library of existing. Ps VR Games. It's still the worst tract system. Yeah it's it's cheap and you have if you have a ps four then you obviously you know you have the the profitability and it's cheaper than buying new computer a but with quest out there similar price point. You know you can get it for four hundred dollars if you can find it available. It's just harder sell if you're making a choice between..
"six hours" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"I think it was was six hours I look as if we were to six hours of the prosecutors not fired you're not getting the money. what bothers you most one of the biggest red flags in this whole Ukrainian affair well one thing I would say Alex is that it it's complex in part because it's a conspiracy theory and I sent you not get the bill and I will be leaving here I think it was was six hours I look as if we were to six hours of the prosecutors not fired you're not getting the money. about of course the Biden you know fake conspiracy that is trying to make you not get the bill and I will be leaving here I think it was was six hours I look as if we were to six hours of the prosecutors not fired you're not getting the money. and then re frames it as a criminal conspiracy to attack Joe Biden I salute you not get the bill and I will be leaving here I think it was was six hours I look as if we were to six hours of the prosecutors not fired you're not getting the money. the biting campaign Saturday issued a statement calling the president's side of the story a conspiracy theory I salute you not get the bill and I will be leaving here I think it was was six hours I look as it returns six hours the prosecutors not fired you're not getting the money. now president trump is again insisting today that reporters to dig into a widely discredited we need to emphasize that this is widely discredited a conspiracy theory involving Joe Biden Ukraine and Ukrainian prosecutor that he helped get fired. I will be leaving here I think it was was six hours I look as if we were to six hours of the prosecutors not fired you're not getting the money. Washington post and a whole bunch of other outlets have said this is a conspiracy theory.
"six hours" Discussed on Business Wars
"He's due to give at nine o'clock. Sales of quakers une sugared puffed cereals are tanking overshadowed by the sweeter offerings of it's bigger competitors bakers bosses want him to suggest a sales boosting promotion they can run in January but he's got nothing zip not diddly squat and if he goes into that meeting without an idea idea he'll be unemployed by the afternoon he checks his watch six hours to go and then and then from out of nowhere an idea pops into his head..
"six hours" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Have like skin in the name on this it's kinda like the more the merrier manly ugo dragging people off aircraft carriers into chains we'll just run against that right right like we're as democrats don't want to run against funding the military delegates are thrilled to run against deporting dreamers now actually staging government shutdown over dreamers is a different thing but and this has always been the kind of the thought that eventually you can get to a majority unsought on passing some kind of bill right because the logic has always been that moderate republicans especially matter republicans living in late latino heavy districts like in california i don't want to neither want to be the office getting protested against if a dreamer gets lake you know fired from their jobs from their job in their district and taken away in chains nor did they want to be running this fall against someone who saying you know representative jeff denno has like the reason that this dreamer in our district god deported you know they don't they understand that dynamic coming and fear radically that should be enough to light a fire and airbus well this was the and this was the first shutdown threat from democrats that directly impacted the political headwinds going against them on immigration i mean we've seen the senate democrats because they have a slim but they have more leverage on spending fights in the past six months in the senate have really been taking the charge on we will vote against these spending bills and will shut down the government but it's nancy pelosi who is facing the real political challenge of getting a vote on immigration and she did not have the leverage to to make that case and make that demand until now and so she did but well she did and she didn't but i think that's kind of the the politics of the republican party in the house or something that are going to come to real focus in the next few weeks because if you talk to house republicans last january and.
"six hours" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Toward republican priority is and i think like one one way of construing this is like all democrats totally sold out on daca or like democrats got nothing where they did nothing with their leverage and they didn't get nothing they just like they got a bunch of stuff that wasn't about immigration and there was never a frank discussion like in the community as to like what are we saying about the rank ordering of these different priorities dunk i personally am not is enthusiastic about this domestic discretionary spending as a lot of house democrats are and a lot of house democrats sort of like the sequester dynamic were they get to count military spending as a concession to republicans when actually they favorite and i'm more ski you know so it like i look at this and i feel like this is like not that great a deal where like given the military tunnel money they don't really need we're spending money and domestic programs but some of those programmes do not that valuable we're not doing anything for immigrants which like i'm really jazzed up about but but i also see it the other way ride like given the spending priorities the most democrats have they like got a lot of their spending priorities done while having like almost no the they lost all the elections and they're still getting to fund a lot of the stuff that they care about an trump wins i mean deporting dreamers is this kind of weird policy booby prize ride like defense secretary mattis was out yesterday making promises he cannot keep saying like but we're not going to deport the like several hundred dreamers were currently serving in the military and are to be clear nobody should take that promise seriously but defy flee one seek nothing that the trump administration says about what is happening to dhaka's seriously because no one he's being asked about it has any idea what is good the fact that he's saying it it's telling it i i mean i think a a subtle element of that at dynamic here is that for a lot of house democrats whose constituents are progressive but aren't necessarily latino or emigrants.
"six hours" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"The the congressional hispanic caucus took like an official caucus position against this bell on the grounds that it doesn't have dreamer provision but about a half dozen latino democrats voted for the bell and that's because they mostly represent disricts in texas freight that were impacted by the flood relief their constituents are mostly latinos the difficulty in all these things right is like part of the way it democrats got people of color as their key electoral base is that people of color very disproportionately dependent on things like community health centres up chip you know child development block grants arab it happens to be the case that the geography of this flooding hit a lot of heavily minority district in texas um but it's the the case i think like disconnect in like like that the discourse around this issue versus the reality of the issue is that even when when people whether they're like generic progressive groups or their democratic members of congress were like signing on for this daca demand nobody was signing on for deep prioritizing of their progressive priorities in the budget negotiated right now if chuck schumer had gone into this room you know some months ago to negotiate and had said like i know you guys want a big increase in military spending and mind number one priority in the steel is deportation protections for dhaka recipients i think maybe he could have gotten that would that would have meant not making republicans swallow a bunch of domestic spending weight it's like you can get some stuff in a negotiation but like it has to balance and in the case of negotiation when republicans have the majority in the house and the majority in the senate and the majority in the white house like the balance is gonna tell.
"six hours" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Swallow a vote you know one hard vote attached to a must pass bill they wouldn't have anything that they want to add to that like they could agree on wanting an exchange that you know that was kind of the the argument that led to no daca without no muss pass bills without daca becoming an immigration activists demand in december and then from mary progressive activists at the demand more broadly in january so like at the same time that's happening though they're still are there there is still an ongoing debate within the democratic party about the extent to which immigration should be and the issue that they're willing to take a stand on going into the 2018 midterms because on the one hand it's something where you know donald trump is extremely unpopular including among the democratic base this is an issue where he's taken a stand that is contrary to most public opinion and his very aggressive and is really rallying the base on the other hand there are a lot of democrats especially house democrats who are worried that are abandoning white voters that they're you know going all in on an issue that is very divisive that it would be better to stand for bread and butter issues so with the budget cap steal when you're not just talking about being looking like the responsible party and keeping the government open which i think has been part of the democratic calculus in the past that like they want to be the adults in the room but actually a deal that includes domestic spending for things the democrats have considered priorities you're hearing some noise for house democrats lake we've been saying that we care about more than immigration and now we're making it sound like all we care about his immigration again and that was a big problem for them because of this ongoing debate about you know is the democratic party going to be able to both galvanize a progressive and ethnicallydiverse space and retain or win over enough you know white voters to to be able to like win backswing district's but i wouldn't you say white voters have.
"six hours" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"'cause we thought we had the steel dislike could jeopardize the senate's immigration negotiations next week if we shut down the government but also they recognize that the house a really huge obstacle for immigration the immigration fight ahead because conservatives in the house keep getting assurances from paul ryan that he will whip um this goodlatte bill which is like a very conservative immigration bill that has no bipartisan support and has no chance of going anywhere in the senate um and ryan has also said he won't he won't vote on immigration legislation just doesn't have the support of the majority of the republican caucus in the house so those two are extremely limiting factors for for house democrats who who want to see some kind of immigration reform on foot this i mean the basic story here seems to be that democratic leaders somehow over the period of months talked themselves into a stand on daca that they didn't actually believe ray down the government of there i don't even want to say to shut down the government over at because i think that like cast said in an excessively aspersions e way but that like the order of operations here was that once upon a time conservatives wanted they're wall and democratic leaders were keeping the wall out of various appropriations negotiations budget deal cr deals right they kept saying like as possible because congressional republicans went to trump and said none of us is particularly jazzed about this either that is not the hell are willing to die absolutely but i'm just saying there was this spent the like symbolic hand on immigration the democratic leaders would it because recognizing democratic leaders do not have like a lot of objective leverage in the minority right but like that was what they were doing was like they were going to block the wall and then trump cancel daca and because he's trump he does everything in a very confusing where you know and like to message out of the administration was not clear but like one thing that some people thought that they were hearing was that trump was making a power move right to get wall funding so then democrats it see.
"six hours" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Speech she was reading stories of dreamers she was the it was an in the i think one of the longest for speeches and history in the house yeah uh in four inch heels in yeah and french heels um and and it was completely batok and it was a stand for dhaka and she said that a lot of other democrats will comey hind me then by thursday morning there was a lot of kind of wish you wash she rhetoric coming out of democratic leadership were they whipping against this budget cap steel were they just telling people no vote your conscious vote us leaders are not voting for it and by the afternoon the democratic caucus had a meeting to ask them how to cox at a meeting and essentially nancy pelosi told everyone vote your conscience i am not voting for it which a lot of people came out of the meeting saying look nancy pelosi is very persuasive and all we will say is that she's not voting for it and she is very persuasive a and took it started to kind of built a lot of tension of uh and this comes back to the conservative revolt that we saw so paul ryan did not have enough votes with just republicans even though he has big enough majority to pass legislation we just republicans so he needed democrats a sign onto this and democrats have not signed on to any of the spending bills in the past that have not included in the dock affects and and nancy pelosi was basically saying gal do it again and so there's this be questioned by the end of the night became clear that there are enough democrats who actually did want this capsules past and i think in see pelosi also one of this casteel to pass but that's that was kind of the big tension of the night uh i mean there's a lot to go like strategy weiser's allowed to go in behind that that we're i dunno if there was a lot of fourth i i talked to a lot of democratic staffers yesterday though which has like we have no idea what's going on it's very confused a so a very frustrating.
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"Areas and teachers yeah i don't really know more about this other than that bullet point tried to ask some higher education experts about this like is there a big issue with like two firefighters need college degrees f peopled people don't seem to have really great answers as to what that's about i mean it would not surprise me f like i think that something that we've seen that we've talked about a little bit on here but the really saw her on the super bowl is that there's there's this idea that it should be noncontroversial to treat police officers and firefighters as heroes so it wouldn't surprise me if something that was a liberal priority because college affordability or because teachers became bipartisan by saying well we think the really important people at our police officers and firefighters completely understand i just read yeah no i i dunno is policy that we have like we've classically had certain loan forgiveness programs for teachers because teachers all have to go to college ragged jobs as teachers i i i'm a little confused about the fire friday we will see gala the bottom line here appears to be that you know everything after a several months several years depending on how you're thinking about it of congress being absolutely unwilling to deal with must pass legislation any more than lake you know two hours before a deadline it seems like this is a pretty broad effort to get some stuff off of congress has played right like the dial a limit was supposed to be the next must passed bill they're dealing with that they're like taking action on chip which they already had extended for six years late this is there's a lot of and you know certainly as congress looks toward the midterm elections in november and like you expect the pace of legislating to slow down some this does seem like a relatively proactiv effort which is interesting of course because the one thing that is in in this deal that was supposed to be an urgent must pass item is anything on immigration pray um and so i i gather that this is something that house democrats have been very much in.
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"More ideologically consistent members of this wave and she told i a a local media outlet in 2015 when it was clear that brand pulse campaign for president was struggling he was talking about how you know when he first ran for office he solve these constituents who were super enthused about you know what the tea party stood for and about reining in spending and about the debt who's really excited that he was representing this new wave of public opinion and then he saw that these were the exactly the same people who are gravitating toward trump and other you know figures that represented a very different conservative politics and he said i realized that they didn't actually lake what people like me and ran stood for they were just rooting for the craziest senator the in the room is a very pejorative way to put it in massey has kind of come around on trump but there's definitely a dynamic of you go for the people who represent the most counter cultural or like hashtag resistance to the existing regime and during the obama at that looked like the tea party and currently it looks like a president who tells nfl players not to neil during the national anthem it's kind of some of these key politicians in the freedom caucus might have seen that same shift and realized that they need to represent a different politi in some of the may actually you know believe that themselves that it's there's no significant contradiction between having been deficit hawks under obama and not being deficit hawks now because the point is that your sticking it to the liberals yeah i mean i think that's why the position the freedom caucus has been in under trump has been particularly interesting because i mean they developed under the obama administration the where they had a lot more leeway to stick to their guns and now they their base has been activated by the president so they have to kind of side with the president and a both gives them an opportunity to actually govern and to be a part of legislation in a way that was never the case even when republicans were in charge of the house and d'urbano.
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"Instead the little insurance premium but but in and there are i mean rand paul is an example does not nobody who came out of that cohort who is from a libertarian orientation has yet to smash and then on this massey was also i think yeah but the means stream evolution of freedom caucus politics relative to the overall gop center of gravity has been that they are more anti immigration more defence hawkish you know they're just like more rightwing in a in a broad sense like across the board on everything it's like all republicans love the military but the freedom caucus double loves the military you know like they're a enemy the and this is trump himself right that like trump is the least libertarian figure in republican party politics probably ever and the freedom caucus is the group of house conservative who are maximally trump aligned ride like there's no there's no actual like freedom in in the freedom caucus which i mean is consistent with the normal you know the austrian freedom party is like dare farright party things like that but it's it's a really striking because like there were a lot of takes in the obama era about a libertarian moment in american politics and various things like that but it's the most of the people involved in that are the trumper slick there isn't like a like a tension between the freedom wing of republicans and the authoritarian wing of republicans like it's the same wing at may very favorite and i am mayor's use this anecdote on a past weeds podcast because it is to me the best quote from an elected official on the current state of american politics is from representative tom massey who like grant paul comes out of kentucky i think it was also elected in 2010 and you know is is one of the.
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"Prized how open my members were to this kind of increase 'cause that's not i mean they're usually don't want that kind of increase in spending i mean sure there are some purists among them but largely we have seen they've companies which i mean okay with massive increases defence spending to the point that two weeks ago when they were negotiating a way to get to yes on the last a shortterm spending bill in january they actually struck a deal that paul ryan would push a shortterm spending bill that only increased to funding to the military and didn't increase funding to domestic programs so now but we reach to last night was that this budget cap steal sought kind of like a mini conservative revolt in the house and they're like we do not want to increase money to differ domestic programs by this match and we will not vote for this budget cap steal which force paul ryan to then seek support from democrats because he could not with enough votes in the house among republicans alone he's an illusion with rearing have this straight they insisted three weeks ago on a deal that increased military spending and then voted against it this week because it also increased domestic spending having already italy and they're about budget deficits denisot but they don't care about it when it comes to tax cuts or increasing military smith right so they don't care about the w if it's it's an interesting part of what's interesting about this the evolution is that the people replaced right the journal there was clearly a view at some point that the new tea party issues political grouping was libertarian in nature ripe so like freedom caucus was a good name right they didn't call themselves the relentless authoritarianism costas red there's also liberty.
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"For a couple of years after that event yet and they they've they've used stabbing themselves in the arm is the alternative to cutting the limb off entirely right if like keeping this look like keeping existing funding levels is the easy way to go and you can't negotiate natural deal in your face in government shutdown every three months but the the question that i have your is like during the beginning of the sequester debate um it's this was one of their respects in which it seemed like the members of congress who came in and the 2010 wave the kind of not you know regardless of how you think about the tea party as a conservative movement it certainly seemed that the first elected officials coming into congress as part of that tea party wave maybe were going to break from the republican consensus on increased military spending and we're going to be a little bit more concerned with the bottom line of the budget and spending and it's interesting because tari you've definitely been like among the best reporters on talking about the role of the house freedom caucus in the current you know republican party in the house republican caucus in particular but i haven't had a sense of you know it seems that they're just as hawkish if not more so as anybody else and that this is something where they've just gone from being a distinct strain of conservatism to just being where you hang out in the house of your super duper conservative yeah i mean and this this comes to kind of the second roadblock that we we had last night and which i'll get to in a bit but yeah the the conservatives in the house it seemed to have shifted on increasing spending for defence i remember gosh it it was early last year when they were first starting to talk about budget caps and i was i spent a lot of time waiting outside of freedom caucus meetings and they would bring in the chair of the armed services committee to talk about why they should increase defence spending and mark meadows who's the chair of the freedom caucus was like has actually said.
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"We need to do both we need to do the long term cuts in retirement and health programmes and in exchange also do some tax increases on the rich they couldn't reach an agreement around that they came to the sequester with the idea like these painful cuts to domestic spending in the military will force congress to make a deal on those lines they didn't make a deal on those lines than taxes went up because obama won the election bush tax cuts partially ab partially expired trump won texas went back down again trump has promised not to cut social security or medicare trump tried to cut medicaid very steeply in the obamacare repeal bills but basically failed so all those long term debt drivers were just like still there and then what they decided to do last night was essentially call it off the grim in mechanism right that like is it like they're not gonna i mean congressional opponents arms and under raise taxes they're not seriusly trying to cut social security medicare right and they don't have the political capability to cut medicare aid way and in since i mean one thing i've heard from professional budget hawks are like steamed about this because now spendings going up at your tanks regis cut but did did give congress it's do right like this request during the budget caps were never going to address the longterm debt issue which is driven by taxes in retirement programs the point of this ah quest her was as darrow saying as a commitment device to force them to do those things but says it isn't forcing them to do those things this is like actually no point in having it is like if we reach an agreement to say like we're going to keep stabbing ourselves in the arm until we come up with like a better way to explain this and then was like seven years later which is like all stabbing ourselves you don't like it at some point like yeah but why not just stop but they also like for the past since the sequester caps were put into effect every two years have and like let's pass the measure to stop stabbing ourselves and they are recently they have but the i mean they implemented.
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"Favour a giant increase in military spending and so therefore from the inside the rand paul perspective this is a bill in which they are concessions to democrats under messed expanding and there's a win for republicans that he doesn't care about right now in made sense why for rand paul rand paul did this i mean it was in the spirit of rand paul later at leg us wait till the the irony about the sequester caps being the base line here is that this request her was you know congress attempt at a commitment mechanism to get itself to like engage in some actual proactiv budgeting by say by imposing cuts in the future that we're going to be painful to republicans on the military and to democrats on domestic spending like that was and attempts has attempt to be responsible by making itself hurt in the future that failed miserably that you know resulted in a lot of pain on both sides and so you know this is something of a return to the status quo of for years ago where neither party is willing to say that they're not going to increase spending period they're just going to trade off military for domestic will anything if and rand paul is go is coming out of a period in which key kind of defacto got what he wanted because no one else in congress got what they wanted by saying no no i like that let's go back to that looks at me you know if you go bag would ever was eight years ago two two before the sequester debate right the these structural situation at that time was that spending on health care and retirement programs was just set to grow slowly and steadily over time because the population is ageing and be as healthcare costs grow over time and the tax level which at that time was the bush era baseline was too low to support that over the long term so if you had this big standoff in which at that time republicans were saying we need to resolve this exclusively by cuts in the retirement healthcare programmes and obama was saying no.
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"Rand paul who is fighting for uh his deficit hawkish nisa saying we should not increase the budget caps that were established and that this is fiscally irresponsible and he decided to filibuster a bill that no one would change and had the votes to pass for from slick six pm two eleven thirty and then at eleven thirty they're like opinion what we need to just because of senate procedure they couldn't actually vote without ran pontal one i am so at eleven thirty they're like you know as much as recess senate so that rand paul can like get off the floor wall technically shut down the government at twelve oon am and then come back and then around one thirty one forty the senate passed it so this isn't that unless roadblock this isn't even like the you know 2013 shutdown where like ted cruz in theory had something he wanted to get this isn't like three weeks ago where democrats as only they wanted to get this is literally like rand paul saying i don't have a solution here but i would like to make my abs wins known at great d at great length and annoyance i mean he had he had an amendment that would have stopped them from increasing the sequester kathleen his solution was less us not do this but like everybody else was like no we wanna do this so we just have to wait you out and then we will do instead of the waiting amount just happened to of posted past the deadline but he's so which it's worth saying a appoint here right because the there's a lot of moving pieces to the steel and most i dunno media narratives tend to like zoom in on just a couple aspects of it but like a big thing here is that the overall structure of this is that like republicans in a stylized sense like want the increased military spending and so the fact that there's a huge increase military spending is a big win for them and then some of the other stuff is like things from their perspective that they did to get democrats votes rand paul is a republican but like when paul does not.