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Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?
"24 hours after Beijing had passed its controversial security legislation. Authorities the Hong Kong had already charged 10 people with violating the sweeping new law. A new measure put severe restrictions on free expression. Beijing says the law is crucial to safeguarding Hong Kong's economic development and political stability and allows China to investigate and punish those accused of dissent. Penalties include life sentences. Los effect was immediate Twitter accounts were deleted. Pro democracy activists resigned their posts and several left the country. Li Chun Cheon is a former legislator and prominent opposition leader. He joins me now from Hong Kong, Mr Lee, Thanks for speaking with us. Hello. So, as I mentioned, several activists have disappeared from social media have ceased their pro democracy activities, and they certainly aren't talking to the press with Beijing threatening life sentences. For those that so called collude with foreign powers. I feel like I should begin this interview asking why you're taking the time to speak with us. I think it's very important to tell you well, what is happening to Hong Kong and the wording off the law is so vague that don't really know what it means. One employs collusion with a foreign power. And causing hatred to the central government. I'm not going to preach hate. I'm going to preach love only for the people of Hong Kong. How have you seen this law go into effect in terms of the way authorities are cracking down or in terms of the way that people just conduct themselves differently. They are trying to cleanse all free speech, putting fear among the people and and after you put fear, then the people began to start self censorship. So there's lots of people who tried to Cleanse or their faithful off any mentioning off the stroking that we have. During the past protest movement were now not under the Hong Kong government will have directly confronting The Chinese Communist Party because one off the provisional law is that the police has sweeping power. That is not what they used to have a new power to be operation like the secret Police. Britain has offered some Hong Kong residents safe haven. Many people have gone to Taiwan. You recently urged Congress here in the U. S to Ah pass. A bill making it easier for people in Hong Kong to seek asylum in the United States. How many people do you think we'll be looking for avenues like that over the next few months? And is that something you're thinking about? No, of course I would continue to stay in Hong Kong and continue speaking out for two people. But with the refugee proposal from any country, off course is useful that you know, people who worry about the future can go toe off other country to seek a safe harbour. But I have to remind the woe that actually They're already 9000 people arrested and 1600 already prosecuted and this is very difficult for those who are prosecuted to find a safe harbor. I think the important thing is for people to stay on in Hong Kong to continue demon and one country, two systems that are promised. We are only 23 year we still should have 27 years off, no change and also democracy. So you think there's still some hope then that the protests Khun B successful and that they can push back this this tide that has really picked up steam in recent months from China, seizing more control of Hong Kong, cracking down on on expression in Hong Kong. Of course, the situation is very difficult, you know, But when you look at is the European experience they have suffered for many years. But finally there's the Berlin Wall fell down. And so the hope is that also people in China one also democracy and freedom and joy hand together to seek for that, But off course, this regime ists now. Very powerful in terms of surveillance in terms ofthe, you know, suppression, and they're using law against people, but with the world's standing to get a Hong Kong I think we will continue our fight. We do not know when we can be. Ah, Victoria's but still I think the spirit had to be there. And we want Hong Kong to make it through the difficult time in the in the future.
Daily reported coronavirus infections in the U.S. top 50,000 for the first time
"At 10 20 the United States dipped under 50,000 new daily infections for the first time in four days on the Corona virus, according to a tally. Johns Hopkins University, Michigan reporting 398 of those cases, But experts fear the celebrations for the July 4th weekend will take off. With the surging Corona virus outbreak
Kanye West tweets he's 'running for president of the United States,' references '2020 vision'
"It appears there is another name in the running for president in November, Kanye West tweeting out His intentions. On the Fourth of July, he wrote that we must now realize the promise of America by trusting God unifying our vision and building our future. Tesla's CEO Elon Musk, announced soon after that, that West has his full support.
President Trump holds July 4 celebration at White House
"Trump and hundreds of guests celebrated the nation's 244th birthday on the South Lawn of the White House. Our goal is Not to destroy. The greatest structure on Earth. What we have built The United States of America president Salute to America marked the fourth of July with patriotism, pageantry, military flyovers and politics were now in the process of Defeating the radical left. The marks is the anarchists, the agitators, the looters that 1/4 of July weekend theme for the president who said much the same thing at Mount Rushmore the night before,
Kanye West Tweets He Will Run For US President, Says ‘We Must Now Realize The Promise Of America’
"Looks set to come down to President Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. But a new name could be getting involved. There could be a shake up in the 2020 race for President Kanye West tweeting this fourth of July. We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States line, always
President Trump holds July 4 celebration at White House
"At the White House today hosted by President Trump, including the U. S Marine Band and U. S Navy Band Sea chanters on the national anthem during the Salute to America. Fourth of July celebration filled with a military air show and fireworks displays. Speaking from the South Lawn of the White House, the president says the architects of the United States were brave people. The Patriots who built our country We're not villains. They were heroes whose courageous deeds improve the earth. Beyond measure. The beauty and the glory of our constitutional system is that it gives us the tools to fight injustice. To hell Division and to continue the work of our founding fathers by expanding and growing The blessings of America. The crowds on the mall were thinner than gathered for last year's celebration on the National Mall. Many who showed up warm asks at the White House. Several 100 invited guests assembled on the South Lawn gathering around tables. Decorated with flowers and small U. S flags. As a military rock band played. Most guests were unmasked trumps guests were doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers and military members, as well as officials from the administration. A New
Fauci Says US Could Reach 100000 Coronavirus Cases a Day
"This past week, Dr Anthony Fauci shocked many people in this country and around the world when he said before Congress And unless something changes Corona virus cases in the United States could reach 100,000 per day. What would it take to turn things around and keep us from reaching that? Terrifying number. Dr. Fauci spoke about this with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly. Can we turn this around? Can we turn these numbers around without an even more aggressive shutdown than we had in March? And in April? I believe the answer is yes, but we have to do things a bit differently. And what we've been doing, because when you talk about the goal of everyone to try and proceed towards normalization by taking steps in the opening America again Program, which would guidelines that had good and well demarcated benchmark. What we saw and it really varied from state to state with people out there. Congregating in bars congregating in crowds in a celebratory way, understandably because they felt cooped up without wearing masks. That is, you know, in many respects if I might use the word, it's a violation of the principles of what we're trying to do. It does not have to be 100,000 cases a day. I use that number. Because I wanted Jeff to jolt people into realizing their attention. So we did, and that's exactly what I wanted to do because as I've said so many times over the previous weeks, two months If you leave the virus to its own devices, it will take off on you. You've just sent a couple of things I want to follow up. When you talked about how things have varied so much state to state, you used the word guidelines a supposed to requirements. Does there need to be more of a coordinated federal plan? Do there need to be requirements? Or is it wise to have the strategy remain leaving this largely to states and local governments to figure it out? No Maryland, you bring up a good point, And there's a lot of argument about that about how this country is set up where you have the states that have the capability of making decisions because of the different and peculiar. Nature of things that go on in different states from a public health perspective. Would it be better if the federal government were taking a more sort of? Well, it might not be. I mean, I'm one that does taken assertive role. If you hear what I say whenever I'm talking as I am on this program You know, it is really saying that we must do these things, hopefully and I'm seeing it right now, after yesterday's numbers came out that many of the governors and mayors are actually demanding and saying it is mandatory. Now, if you're gonna go out, you have to have a mask on that is something that is absolutely essential, but you're right. There will be arguments. I'm one for more directive way of doing things, but in many respects, that's not the way this country works. So what do you say to the governors to our two local leaders who are not rolling things back? Somebody like Florida Governor Rhonda Santis? Well, what I do is two things and I've been doing it consistently and intensively. Yes, I do it publicly like I have the opportunity to do on your program and I get on the phone and I've been on the phone with a lot of different governess talking to them about what I think should be done. I have been very prescriptive in what I said. I said not think about it. Maybe you want to do it. I say, do it. And may I just push you on your hope that we can turn things around. Turn these numbers around without shutting down at least is aggressively as things were in March and April and thinking of another thing you said in your testimony yesterday, which is that? You were talking about why Europe has largely succeeded in the US has failed to control the virus, and you talked about how When the U. S shut down, it was in reality. Only about 50% of activity was really shutting down. Whereas in Europe it was more like 90 or 95%. That makes it sound like we had a shot and we blew it. You know, I would. You know, that's a very provocative word blew it. But certainly if you look at it, and I meant it that the numbers are true. If you look at the Europeans, they got the curve way down. Once the curve is way down, Mary Louise, it is much easier when you do get blips of infection as you try to open up. To contain those infections. And if you look at our curve, it peaked. It came down a little. And then it stayed about flat until just recently, when it re surged up again. It makes it much more difficult because you're not in containment. You're in mitigation, just sort of chasing after things as opposed to getting your thumb on them. It might turn you two vaccines. You have said we should have a vaccine by the end of this year, with production ramping up next year whether that vaccine works and how long it may work for whether we may be protected for life for just for a few months. Are those still open questions they are they are because right now, the one thing that is going well. Is the procedure of multiple different candidates and their candidates all over the world. There are several that are being looked at here in the United States. They're on track for going into advanced trial sometime this summer. It's something that we are not compromising safety. Nor scientific integrity to move quickly. We should get an answer sometime by the end of the year, and as I said, Say it again. Mary Louise, There's no guarantee. That you're going to get a safe and effective vaccine. But the early indications from the trial make me I use that word cautiously optimistic
America's national parks face existential crisis over race
"The the re re openings openings many many people people in in the the United United States States so so using using the the opportunity to get outside and visit public spaces, especially during this holiday weekend. But the national parks are always seen as a breath of fresh air. ABC is Devon Dwyer talked to the National Park Service's first Latino Park service director about the challenges, racism and history that have made it difficult to get more black and brown Americans into national parks. The sweeping vista stir the soul, wildlife and waterfalls awaken a sense of wonder. American wilderness of playground for old and for young and overwhelmingly white. When you look around, you don't see people that you identify with you Don't Feel welcome. You feel out of place you feel Like you are an outsider and bring Terek is founder of Brown people camping When she was eight years old. Her family moved from India to Minnesota, where she fell in love with the outdoors. 20 years later, she's still astonished not to see more people like her. Some people might say, Isn't this just that people of color don't like to camp? That's a generalization, and they're just because something isn't happening or the presence of someone is missing does not mean they don't want to be there. Too many Americans of color parks campgrounds enforced land are stubborn bastions of self segregation. Racism was a factor at the founding of America's national parks created in part to be an escape for white urban elites. Several were racially segregated into the 19 fifties. Many considered uninviting to people of color into the 19 nineties. We have an inherent fear we do because of our history about Glenn into these remote rural places where we're not sure that will be accepted. Lauren Gay, the self described outdoorsy diva blog's about Our experiences is a woman of color in the wilderness. When you don't see it in marketing advertising for one in the psyche. You don't necessarily think this is something that For me. The National Park Service is the persistent whiteness of its 419 parks is an existential crisis. David Vela is the first Latino to lead the agency as a person of color. I think that Our national parks and what I have found their places where we can learn Maura about What happened in the past because that reflects our thinking today. In a report for shared with ABC News, the park service find 77% of its visitors are white. Just 23% are people of color. The minorities make up 42% of the US population. The lack of transportation opportunities is clearly going to be a factor. Oh, what a lot of folks don't understand is that We're closer than what you think, especially in the urban areas.
Reddit banned a pro-Trump subreddit. Here's what you need to know.
"Has not been a good week for President Trump on Social media On Monday, the live streaming platforms twitch suspended the president's account for posting what it labeled hateful content. It's not clear how long that suspension will Last. Also one Monday, the discussion website Reddit announced it was banning its largest community devoted to President Trump. That community is called the Donald and read. It said it had consistently broken the company's rules against hate speech and inciting violence. This comes a year after Reddit put a warning on the Donald to caution that it was out of line with the platforms policies. Back. Then we spoke with Robert Peck about this. He's a lecture and rhetoric at the University of Iowa and he volunteers as a moderator for Reddit. Robert Peck joins us again. Welcome back. Thank you for having me. Robert for our listeners who don't spend time on Reddit or aren't familiar with this particular Subreddit called the Donald Would you describe? What is it? What type of group discussion happens there and how wide is its reach? Of course, read it is a little bit. Unlike other big social media sites, things like Facebook and Twitter. Those sites often are based around an individual person's profile. On Reddit. Conversely, most people follow topics rather than individual people and read it calls those pages dedicated to those topics. Subreddit CE. The Trump Subreddit, which is called the Donald is dedicated, ostensibly to President Trump and his doings and at the time of its recent ban. It had just under 600,000 current subscribers, though at its peak usage, which was within the last couple of years. It had 3/4 of a 1,000,000. The sub Reddit has become somewhat infamous. In fact, I would go so far as to call. It may be the most infamous page that has ever existed on Reddit. Over the course of the last few years, it has been home to Russian propaganda efforts that were caught both by volunteers on the side and by red. It's on staff. Have been several incidents of the appearance of hate, speech and hateful mean was on the page that were then taken up by Trump himself and spread by his own campaign workers and by the president's own Twitter account. It's become somewhat unpleasant place as you can probably imagine, And that led into thes recent actions that Reddit has taken against it. We mentioned that this Reddit community had gotten ugly enough that it had been disciplined before. But what changed that caused it to be outright band? I don't know that anything in particular changed about the way the page itself was being used. Most of the actual activity that led to this ban has been unfolding over some years. I think what changed to lead to the ban is reddit itself, and I think that it changed in response to recent happenings in the United States. Things like the Black lives matter, protests that have been unfolding over the last few months. In response to those things. Reddit has made several changes, and one of those changes is adding significantly to its rules about hate speech and discrimination on the site, And it seems to be in response to those changes that Reddit has also decided at last to act against the Donald in a final way by banning the page out, right. Does this put peer pressure on other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to crackdown more aggressively than they are on their own sites. I think it May well do so. The question in my mind is that how similar red it is to those sites sites like Twitter we know Twitter has been taking actions to expose the president's hate speech Recently, It's been doing things like flagging his tweets as rule breaking and trying to correct information that it finds there without outright removing those posts itself. Not. Reddit has banned this group of supporters of the president. That's not quite the same to me is actually limiting the president's own ability to use social media. This is nonetheless an enormous action for Reddit to take whether other sites will follow or not. I can't say they might feel they have other circumstances, but read at least has been willing to take just about the most significant step it it could against this group. Robert, from your perspective as a reddit moderator, could the moderators of the Donald Have done something to try to prevent it from being banned. Oh, APS, absolutely they could, and it's it's In addition to my perspective as a moderator, it's also something that the site's owner has made known both to the volunteers who ran that section of the site and to the users of the site. More broadly, the sights owners who are called the administrators of the site frequently reached out to the Donald's moderators told them what was going wrong in their eyes on this sub reddit and ask them, please to me. Changes in the way they were enforcing the rules, both of their own page and of the site as a whole. But that's something the moderators of the Donald obviously weren't willing to do, and as a result, their community's been banned. So for the time being at least people who used to share thoughts on the site no longer have that outlet. But that doesn't mean they can't go somewhere else. Is this a chance for lesser known site to gain that traffic? It certainly is, we know fairly confidently that this kind of thing from users of the Donald is unlikely to take off on reddit anymore. However, the Donald's moderators have already tried to create an alternative platform they've created. A website called The Donald Got Wind that they've had for months already been redirecting users of their subreddit over to use The best estimates I confined suggests that that page is fairly active, and that use may spread that way. But limiting this activity on a big social media site is certainly a step in the right direction, even if it does spread to Ah, privately owned website with less resources and less exposure than read it itself. That's Robert Peck. He's a volunteer moderator for Reddit and a lecture in rhetoric at the University of Iowa. Thanks for talking with us. Thanks for having me.
Coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide amid Fourth of July weekend
"Packard on this fourth of July celebrations or smaller as grown a virus infections increased 3/4 of the United States now experiencing a rise in covert 19 cases would have the country seeing increasing hospitalizations and 13 states reporting rising deaths. Authorities, fearing that large social gatherings could cause new cases to explode. Many beachgoers around the country, like 100,000 people who are converging on Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, are going to be required to wear masks. In Florida amid surgeon cases, A lot of those beaches are closed. Some cities are enforcing curfews, and even in one Miami neighborhood, they actually have teams going door to door, handing out masks and face
North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US
"A North Korean official says there is no need to engage in talks with the United States. Asia Times reports today that North Korea's vice foreign minister says things like negotiations won't work with North Korea. She says her government already has a strategic timetable for dealing with what she called the US threat. There are unconfirmed reports that U S Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigon plans to visit Seoul next week to address the issue of reviving dogs with the
At Rushmore, Trump to say protesters seek to 'defame' heroes
"President trump used the independence day holiday to focus on divisions in the United States over monuments and statues that honor Confederate figures and others who benefited from slavery using the backdrop of mount Rushmore I'd like to wish everybody a very happy fourth of July president trump dug in against protesters who've been targeting Confederate statues and other monuments as they push for racial justice the merciless campaign to wipe out our history defame our heroes a ratio values and indoctrinate our children also announcing he's going to create a new national garden of American heroes filled with statues president trump did thank first responders biting the corona virus pandemic but made no mention of the Americans who died nor the announcement his son Donald junior's girlfriend has tested positive for coke at nineteen hi Jackie Quinn
Germany's Reopening Offers Hope for a Semblance of Normal
"Won all kind of plaudits for how they handled the pandemic. How is the reopening is going out smoothly. Yeah, it's not going too badly. You know, when Germany opened up more than a month ago, there were a lot of skeptics predicting second wave. That would spread through the country on that was supposed to happen by now. But so far that has not happened on a mass scale, though there have been small pockets of outbreaks that authorities have sort of managed to quell, But the summer vacation season has just started here, so we'll see what happens when more people are on the move, and we've caught you on a road trip are Germans planning? Much of the same are more Germans planning to stay home this year? Then they might have in years past. Well, yeah, This is typically the start of the annual tourism season in much of Europe and Germans typically head to the beaches of Spain, Greece, Italy and some to the United States. Obviously, the U. S is out of the question now, but Some German tourists are venturing back to these spots because they're open to anyone inside the you and more than a dozen other countries deemed safe by the year. But for the most part, Germans are sticking to their own country hotels and Airbnb is along Germany's Baltic coast are booked up as our getaways here in Bavaria. And other popular destinations. Germans air using this opportunity to sort of explore their own country in neighboring countries, But most are not going to far afield.
Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History
"The black lives matter Protests of reformation In recent months it may qualify as the largest protest movement in U. S history. That protest was in Berlin and the new polling data suggesting that as many as 26 million in the United States participated in the demonstrations over racism and police brutality doesn't take into account the global protest in Britain and Japan. But four recent polls suggested even if only half those surveyed by firms including Pew and North, We're telling the truth. More than seven million were involved in protest over the killing of George Floyd and other African Americans. On June 6 alone, half a 1,000,000 people turned out at nearly 550 places across the US, Alison Keys, CBS News, Robert and
Iran official: Cause of fire at Natanz nuclear site is known, will not be made public at this time for security reasons
"To explain a fire the tour through a nuclear complex this morning, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran shared an image of a damaged building, which appear to show the Ruth charred by fire, broken doors and blown out windows, but said there were no casualties reported. The United States confirmed there was an incident at Iran's key nuclear site as the heat signature from the fire was actually captured by a Noah 20 satellite. Questions swirling now in the international community about the incident, which comes just a week after a major explosion on the outskirts of Tehran near a military facility. Jeff McKay, Washington Wall Street's closed
U.S. misses U.K.'s list of quarantine-exempt countries
"Miss scrapping 14 day quarantine rule for arrivals from about 60 countries deemed at lower risk for the Corona virus. It includes France, Spain, Germany and Italy, but it is not to conclude the United States. The change takes effect on July 10th just over a month after the UK began requiring international arrivals to self isolate for a couple of weeks. A whole list of exempted countries will be announced later today. But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the United States which has the highest number of corona virus cases and deaths in the world. Will not be on that list.
Song of the Summer 2020: Which Hit is the Early Favorite?
"So Keith yes. The Fourth of July holiday is like right around the corner here in the US and Many people getting ready for some. Socially distance gatherings and picnics and barbecues and Ho- downs and all that fun Shannon. Shenanigans Yeah all responsibly quarantine of course We thought it'd be good to to kind of devote this episode instead of the weekly charts to topic near and dear to my heart. Song in the summer. It is near and dear to your heart. I love talking about song in the summer. I've written lot about it over the years I. WE'RE GONNA. Talk about. Your world how billboard ranks the top songs of the summer. In terms of our charts department, and then we'll dive into the rundown of V number one song in the summer for each year from two thousand nine through twenty, nineteen. And then we'll discuss some predictions for what could be the top song of this summer of two twenty, twenty Jason loves talking about songs of the summer, but somehow I've yet to convince him to join the Movement for other seasonal lists and rankings such as the top winter jams. Or the most awesome autumnal ditties I just think why Jason. You don't like anything but songs of the summer why? I do like song of the fall. That's my number two just because I kind of like you know last year you had a song like the weekends. Heartless commander November, and it's just like a good fall song like it's. It's a little chilly It's a little bit more introverted but the thing about the song of the summer is that it's it's iconic. What we mean when we talk about song in the summer. A song that you associate with a specific time in your life, a song that is ripe for partying and gatherings Of course during summers, where such things are allowed and you know but anyway I. Love It. Let's get into it. Let's on this summer I some finer points on. Al Billboard actually compiles its annual song. The Chart the charts which you can actually find on billboard right now is a running tally that tracks the most popular songs based on cumulative performance on the weekly billboard, hot, one hundred chart, and that's from memorial. Day through Labor Day here in the United States and this year those charts encompass the charts dated June sixth through September fifth, and at the end of the. The season, the top song of the summer, basically is the top song in terms of overall performance on the weekly, hot one hundred during that span of time, and will reveal that shortly after Labor Day, right now to babies, rockstar featuring roddy rich is number one on the twenty twenty song of the summer chart while in the mix in the top ten or songs like Megan, these million savage between beyond say and the weekends blinding lights. Yes, so we'll get to this year, and and how this is a more competitive year than than some years past including last year. But now that we know how we would determine the song of the summer for the year. Let's go back in time Keith. And revisit what the number one song! The summer was for each year from two thousand nine through twenty nineteen. I WANNA. Point out that we actually have a song of the summer determined for every year. The hot one hundred has existed all the way back to nineteen fifty eight, so if you want to check out every number one. For, each summer, every song of the summer back from Nineteen fifty eight to twenty, nine, hundred nine. You can do that on Dover Dot Com. Just do a Google search for summer songs, nineteen, thousand, nine, hundred nineteen. It'll pop right up. You'll be good to go tested at actually works. That's. It's better than saying. GO TO BILL DOT COM slash chart dash beat slash one five dash two three. You know it easier. It's easier to do it this way. Well I up. We've got two thousand nine song of the summer. It's the black-eyed peas I. got a feeling. Let's take a listen to a little bit of it now. That tonight it's GonNa, be. Good I. In. The summer of two thousand nine belonged to the PS. They actually have the numbers, one and two biggest songs of the summer that year as boom boom POW was number two. The two tracks were so huge in two thousand nine that I got a feeling spent fourteen weeks at number one on the hot one hundred and actually replaced boom boom POW at number one, which itself had spent twelve straight weeks atop the list so. So from the April Eighteenth, two thousand nineteen chart through October, tenth two, thousand, nineteen, hot, one hundred chart, the PS were number one every single week with either boom boom, POW, or I got a feeling which is pretty insane.
The Limits and Possibilities of Journalism
"There's a convention in the world fiction known as the unreliable narrator, a character whose very much part of the story they're telling, and therefore, whose account cannot always be taken at face value because we know, they have interests at stake. It's a concept. One could fruitfully apply to journalism where interests and stakes like gender race, diginity or colonialism are rarely, if ever apparent and the reporting of news be that to audiences are even to reporters themselves. Would making those things explicit? Therefore make journalism unreliable given its long-standing complicity with the dominant social order. Maybe the better question to ask is how journalism can best grapple with its innate limitations. And yet as we see in the subtitle of Collison in Young's book, the possibilities of journalism also abound alternatives they argue have been largely generated outside the walls of mainstream outlets. Candice in Maryland. Thanks for sticking around for part two of this conversation. Amtrak at the pleasure to be here. Thanks for having us. Yeah, thanks for having us. Yeah, yeah, well. Thanks for indulging me here in having this extended conversation. I do WanNa get to what can be done to repair remediate reform. Rehabilitate retrofit I. Don't know I don't know what the right word is. You'll tell me, but I still have some other questions to get into and as you know candice I'm want to ask odd questions, and so why stop now so? Let me, ask you. Candice is racism fact. Or Not An I'll tell you why ask because every time I. See it. It's slapped inside quotation marks whenever it's reported on as if it was opinion, not fact. Is Racism factor not and if it's treated as if it isn't how telling, is that on the part of those who do so and such an interesting question points observation about journalism. That e racism ends up being a claim that make as opposed to an observable experience documented. You know with much precision increasingly over the last you know I don't know century. Really it, but it comes back to you know. We talked a little bit about the National Geographic. Apology right they needed a historian to go through all of their coverage and say actually was racist. At documented. Analytical opinion from somebody who had gone through gone through all of their reporting. When in fact, right? I mean one of the interesting points. They actually make in the story that they do on themselves. Is that at time when they were reporting on the crowning of a King Ethiopia? Black. Men and women in the United States could not actually get into a an a lecture at national. Geographic place because everything was segregated still at that time right so. You know it's the same thing with objectivity. If you think about the way that the history of journalism has been told, we talk about the rise of objectivity, and how it emerged in the nineteen twenties, we'll in the nineteen twenties who had the vote who was able to fully participate in democracy? When you start asking those kinds of questions, it becomes untenable that the way that journalism has perceived itself as recording a story that gets better over time when you know the experience of many minority, visible minority populations marginalized populations. Indigenous populations have. Definitely had a really uneven experience with democracy with colonialism, and you know, have often suffered, and not have their stories told in anything like mainstream news, in fact, in most cases at least when it comes to indigenous people. We've had to start our own. Our own media right? If you look at the way that media has evolved e- you see the way that indigenous people have taken it up at every single turn including when it came to to digital media
"united states" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty
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"united states" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty
"A cheese saying yesterday. It's not if it's when on a whole corona virus I thought was probably the biggest news out of the thing because I didn't I didn't vaccine vaccine yeah. I didn't know that that was. I hope he's right now, so yeah, but we have time to talk about. We have breaking stock market news I'm just in the lunchroom getting a little caffeine juice and they're reporting. The Dow is down almost a percent. They brought in their business reporters and positive. Sean. Our Wall Street. Analysts is going to what. The downside why the drop I'm going to need you to stop. I know what you're doing down all the present currently this is. Not How a dulce look at the market Joe what no their breathless in there. They're yelling on the cable news channel I will not partake in this nonsense. See why it down. Is it down on news of the Corona virus is a beautiful example of freaking Cable News, and an an even more ugly manifestation of it full credit to Oh. It's just a bunch of numbers. They emailed us. the bubble Wallace News story, ask our news thing fake news fake news. That's our headline fake news fake news. It wasn't a frigging news. They're still calling it at a news on the Cable News. It was simply. The garages which are assigned more or less randomly there at the race track. They have garage doors. They're manual. Yell left them up. You pull them down via a rope. All Garage Bays have little loops in the rope, so you can grasp it with your hand and down. Somebody cut the loop off of this one. And you can see it. There are all sorts of pictures at shorter etc. It's just a loop of rope. So you grab it. And that's what still being called a news in the news. I actually went to the The old, the old dictionary, and a noose is not a simple loop of rope folks. Civic not specific purpose state from statement from NASCAR WE appreciate. The FBI's quick and thorough investigation are thankful to learn that this was not an intentional racist act against Bubba. of new stories since two thousand fifteen I think if I remember correctly, there's been eight of. They've all turned out to not being they'll. They got a tremendous amount of news coverage rife. We don't live in a country. This league will. It shouldn't be surprising to most of. It's not surprising to me. We don't live in a country where people are running around. Put nooses places to frighten black people. It's just not really a thing, right? It is a thing for social justice warriors. There's a great quote I got it here somewhere. It's from. Ben Carson he said when the demand for racism exceeds the supply. You must create more. It's actually a really nice twist of economic principle, but. These incidents are always social justice warriors trying to create more racism because they can't find enough and nakedly progressive radio. Today is reporting. It's still not known how the news came to be. There are Walleye. It's not a news. If there's any why to it and it's that somebody decided to create a sensation. By throwing a simple loop of hope into a NASCAR garage, or it was already there by cutting it off. Just it's it's beyond nothing it's it's. It's a negative story. It's a he can't be measured. It's. This is so troubling and the news media having Gone Berserk for a couple of days over the story are now trying to act like it's still a noose, and they just don't know why it's in there. And it was A and and they're not even saying with the F. B. said which is, this is nothing. There's nothing to see here. A lot of the stupid stories that The media runs with even though they're you know they're not what they claimed to be. You know they're not. They're not really that consequential other than making you cynical about news, but these are consequential. There are much people that heard the story particularly I'm guessing in in black communities about a news and will not hear this part, right? And you know it's really frustrating or any of the other eight nuisance instances in the last half decade. Right right exactly you hear the story you do not hear the murmured update if it's aired at all, and what's frustrating to me and I should be used to. This point is how incredibly dishonest all these media outlets are. There are conservative websites and publications that have. All of the facts all the evidence you need. They have a series of pictures of this specific garage and that specific rope this week last week last month. ETC, because there's all sorts of security footage and just NASCAR footage of that garage complex, and it shows clearly what happened in what didn't happen. It's known and the FBI was definitive, but they're not reporting, so there's enthusiasm for the story. Obviously, because a lot of the media wanted to be true for some reason, they enjoy the fact that there are white supremacists threatening black people There's also the cutbacks in in newsrooms in dollars so just journalism just isn't as good because. I would think this would. It could have been uncovered really quickly. Yes, I somebody saying. Well. Can I see this news and put a picture of it in the newspaper or on television, or whatever and can you show me where it was? And and and there has to be security film because their multimillion dollar operations in every one of these garages so I doubt they're just left for anybody any random white supremacist, just wandering out news, right and that sort of thing. Yeah, you know what's really weird is Matt Weaver who is a I think he's A. Sports reporter Oh he's the associate motor sports editor for Autoweek USA and autoweek racing. He specifically asked Nascar. Isn't that part of the garage pulled down rope, and they said no, absolutely not. It's a news. And then the FBI comes in, and says the the opposite I. Don't I. Don't know what Nascar was thinking Maybe they just want to seem woke. This is so strange scared of even hinting maybe the. Maybe they're just scared. Especially at the time when the story broke, 'cause things were a lot hotter last week than they are this week. maybe when the story broke. They're just scared to death of slowing it down at all. I, think also the context of this story happening within the same week of them have in their whole confederate flag thing to there's that I think that backdrop shouldn't be ignored about ball absolutely over around the store as a huge factor, sure yeah, and just made such beautiful narrative. Brave black driver leads a campaign to ban confederate flag white supremacists. Lunatics put noose in his garage to threaten him. Except, that didn't happen. And it almost never ever is the case. But it'll happen again next month on some college campus when they open up again, some activists will decide again to quote Bend Carson. There isn't enough racism to meet the demand, so we'll manufacture some well. We'll see what people think of the media. We've got a new list out. On how people feel about institutions now compared to not that long ago and I mean they're all institutions are taken a heck of a hit right now. which means we have no trust in anything. We don't believe anything and we don't have.
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"It's this idea that the governor's not the president but the governors are shutting down your constitutional opportunity to be free of movement to be happy to work. And that's really what you're feeling. Now you're feeling people who are angry. Who are being held. Their guns are going to be taken away. They have to stay home. They don't have freedom of movement so it's all become a civil rights argument now and a gun rights right and when when when people are hearing that their freedom is truly under threat and that they should prepare to fight. That's that's combustible from what I can tell. I was not surprised but alarmed at how the movie plan damage that was on youtube and then taken off and then spread around the universe How how quickly that took hold? Can you just talk briefly about that? People are hungry to know so thing to have it explained to have the inexplicable explain to them in a coherent way. And even if everything about it is debunked is seriously ridiculous. Is Outrageously wrong if it makes kind of sense to them and especially if elites knowledge based institutions in sadly people like Tony Vilocci Say This isn't true. This can't be true. That in a way blesses a slew of covid nineteen misinformation has been going viral on social media. One video making the rounds or call plant and conspiracy theory now floating about which alleges that Corona virus was engineered to increase. Vaccinations video went viral on a wide range of platforms including facebook video known as plan. Dimic. It makes some very controversial claims about the COVID nineteen pandemic leading critics. To call it simply a mash up of conspiracy theories put together in one video. This bind. Journalism is in this is the bind. Universities are in this is the bind experts like FAO. She had redfield in. How do you? How do you convince people who just simply don't believe it and for years have been conditioned not to believe experts so when a pandemic like corona virus hits people want? Expect a big reason why it's happening a huge reason. What's going on Away that it could be explained. And if somebody can put together a tanner twelve or twenty minute video and have a story that involves of the other elements that always exists big government elites that rejection by powerful people and effort to keep information away from the little guy in a way that really feels. Oh yeah that's what they're doing. All right should facebook. Should they shut that down? Knowing that it's wrong you know nonsense. Should they shut it down just because of that? Well who's playing God here? I think it's a legitimate argument in a democracy. What do you do about that for years? Now you've covered politics economy national security. I'm just curious. How do you weigh this moment? Especially regarding truce and The Info that you describe. How do you weigh this up against the other threats that you've covered before this is the coming together of all of the things we've reported for decades now this is take them all take? Wmd take torture. Take a war in Iraq. Take nine eleven. Go back to things that happen. During the Clinton Bush had measured the first Gulf War. Take all of it all of it and put it the social upheaval in the society. The financial collapse in two thousand and eight just list of boom boom boom all the things. We've reported on for all these decades. This feels to me and the team. I'm working with as the as the big moment. This is where it all comes. Together and conspiracies are at the heart of it of course because they've all grown out of all those other events it really is the fundamental moment from my point of view for everybody the people who are living through it especially but those of us who are trying to tell the story and sort out what is truth. What is fact you can believe in in these times? It is an extremely important and I think daunting task. Thanks for talking. It's always a one of my biggest pleasures and I can't thank you enough for coming on the dispatch with us and helping US understand. Some of these really big issues will thank you rainy. It's always great to talk to you and especially to work with you on these important things. Thanks Mike you can read more stories from frontlines coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at frontline dot. Org this podcast was produced by Max Green James Edwards our production assistant is Lucy Sullivan production. Help in this episode from Brooke Nelson Catherine Guibert is our editorial coordinating producer. Pam Johnson is frontline senior director of strategy and audience. Our senior editors are Sarah childress and Lauren. Zell and dramatic are managing editor. And I'm Rini aaronson executive producer. A frontline music in this episode is by sell lagging. Symphony the frontline dispatches produced at W. G. B. H. and powered by X..
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So Mike I want to shift to the virus itself and so you're you're producing this from well before and you know. I can remember vividly before we all had to leave. The offices are our conversations around this phone. And how urgent it felt at the time. Then Corona virus hits. What's going through your mind? Were you looking to see when would conspiracy theories start to Bubble up and what did you see? Well there was really no doubt we were shooting in New York series of interviews and it was basically the week of March twelfth. So we're in New York. We're shooting interviews about conspiracies about all the things you and I have just been talking about and With experts and people who do it and all kinds of things like that and we keep hearing news reports and we keep hearing about this rising crisis and that it's coming and we've been talking about it before but we're in New York now and we start hearing. There's going to be locked lockdown. In other words I very early. A Corona virus conspiracy is Uttered in our presence and people say why people were starting to come to do interviews with gloves on and you know sanitize sanitizers with them and they were looking at us. These are people who are in the middle of the conspiracy world and they were saying the Chinese have released a bioweapon in the United States of America. It's going to take over New York and it's GonNa Shut New York Down. You guys better get out of town and we said well. The better part of valour is for us to to get out of here. We rented a car white down and drove back in the middle of the night and started to invent a new way to shoot so that we could. We could finish the film and certainly began to research. What's going on with the corona virus? Conspiracies so I mean it's interesting that they came in with conspiracy theory that this was being spread by China and there was a conspiratorial aspect to that but the idea that New York would shut down if they start to spread that idea and then New York shuts down. What happens to people listening to those conspiracy theory? So they believe it more. I mean this is what I'm trying to get underneath like. So does that mean then. People start to think well they were right. Yes I mean. The beauty of big powerful conspiracy. Theories is that they often seem to be right. We all remember Watergate you know we all remember Information about WMD. We all remember that those were conspiracy theories at one moment. People were saying. Wait a minute. The Bush administration doesn't have any proof for this and a lot of people. Progressives said. Yeah that's right but It was viewed as a really crazy thing to assert at the moment. So enough things happen. that come from conspiracy theories that people do believe them especially a certain cohort and in this case you had a large group of Americans who already are used to having stars like Jerome Corsi. Who in the film Alex Jones and and others who they know? These people are the sort of rockstars of of conspiracies and they know and trust them and when they start to say especially in the very beginning this is this is not a virus. It's GONNA come. This is media hoax. It's a desire to blame. President trump a lot of people who were his supporters in his base. Really of course believe that especially when Fox's heralding it and And it's IT'S A it's a it's a desire to shift. The blame to trump is what they all said in a lot of people believe that when when the virus itself started to show up and people started to die broke out in. Seattle and was on its way to New York. That's when that's when the message. That corona virus was intentionally spread by Chinese operatives. Going a lot of people dealing an explanation for what was happening began to believe them right. So is that the top conspiracy theory is that is that the one that's gotten the most track and tell me. Tell me what's the one that's gotten the most traction? It gets better than that so early. You have the left in the media hoax to blame trope. Then it's corona virus is intentionally spread by Chinese operatives that makes a comeback a little later but at the time that was everything then a right around that time. Another group of people of Anti Vaxxers were very big on the idea that the virus is is being acted on because of a as a result of population control efforts by a Bill Gates and Bill Gates becomes the New George Soros of this particular issue. The idea that he wants to plant that they WANNA plant That the Gates Foundation wants to get into vaccines but it also wants the devices in people microchips. That becomes a huge. Wait a minute. We don't we don't want anything from them then. Of course that morphs into the deep state plot to eliminate freedom which is a lot of what you're seeing. Now look behind me here. They are still lining the streets. They are still blaring the horns. Many would signs saying that. Essentially liberty and the governor's executive order have little to do with each other out of frustration out here on the streets. They wanted. Gridlock rallied outside the state capital. Against the governor state homeowners. Dave calls the shots. The president is now encouraging. Some states to quote liberate with respect to the Second Amendment is just a horrible thing. They did a horrible thing to govern..
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"It's this idea that the governor's not the president but the governors are shutting down your constitutional opportunity to be free of movement to be happy to work. And that's really what you're feeling. Now you're feeling people who are angry. Who are being held. Their guns are going to be taken away. They have to stay home. They don't have freedom of movement so it's all become a civil rights argument now a gun rights argued and when when when people are hearing that their freedom is truly under threat and that they should prepare to fight. That's that's a combustible tell. I was not surprised but alarmed at how the movie plan. Democ that was on Youtube and then taken off and then spread around the universe How how quickly that took hold? Can you just talk briefly about that? People are hungry to know so thing to have it explained to have the inexplicable explained to them in a coherent way And even if everything about it is debunked is seriously ridiculous. Is Outrageously wrong if it makes kind of sense to them and especially if elites knowledge based institutions in sadly people like. Tony Say This isn't true. This can't be true. That in a way blesses a slew of covid nineteen misinformation has been going viral on social media. One video making the rounds or call plant and conspiracy theory now floating about which alleges that Corona virus was engineered to increase vaccinations. Gimmick video went viral on a wide range of platforms including facebook video known as plan. Dimic. It makes some very controversial claims about the covert nineteen pandemic leading critics. To call it simply a mash up of conspiracy theories put together in one video. This bind. Journalism is in this is the bind. Universities are in this is the bind experts like FAO. She had redfield or in. How do you? How do you convince people who just simply don't believe it and for years have been conditioned not to believe experts so when a pandemic like corona virus hits people want? Expect a big reason why it's happening a huge reason. What's going on Away that it can be explained. And if somebody can put together a tanner twelve or twenty minute video and have a story that involves of the other elements always exists big government elites that rejection by powerful people an effort to keep information away from the little guy in a way that really feels. Oh yeah that's what they're doing. All right should facebook. Should they shut that down knowing that it's wrong nonsense? Should they shut it down just because of that? Well who's playing God here? I think it's a legitimate argument in a democracy. What do you do about that for years? Now you've covered politics economy national security. I'm just curious. How do you weigh this moment? Especially regarding truth and The Info damage that you describe. How do you weigh this up against the other threats that you've covered before this is the coming together of all of the things we've reported for decades now this is take them all take? Wmd take torture. Take a war in Iraq. Take Nine Eleven. Go back to things that happened during the Clinton Bush had measured the first Gulf War. Take all of it all of it and put it in the social upheaval in the society. The financial collapse in two thousand and eight just list of one boom boom all the things. We've reported on for all these decades. This feels to me and the team. I'm working with as the as the big moment. This is where it all comes. Together and conspiracies are at the heart of it of course because they've all grown out of all those other events it really is the fundamental moment from my point of view for everybody the people who are living through it especially but those of us who trying to tell the story and sort out what is truth. What is fact you can believe in in these times? It is an extremely important and I think daunting task. Thanks for talking. It's always one of my biggest pleasures and I can't thank you enough for coming on the dispatch with us and helping US understand. Some of these really big issues will thank you rainy. It's always great to talk to you and especially to work with you on these important things. Thanks Mike you can read more stories from frontlines coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at frontline dot. Org this podcast was produced by Max Green James Edwards our production assistant is Lucy Sullivan production. Help in this episode from Brooke Nelson Catherine driver is our editorial coordinating producer. Pam Johnson is frontline senior director of strategy and audience. Our senior editors are Sarah childress and Lauren. Ezell and dramatic are managing editor. And I'm Rini aaronson executive producer. Frontline music in this episode is by Sell Wagon Symphony. Fanatic the frontline dispatches produced at W. G. B. H. empowered powered by X..
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"The frontline dispatch is made possible by the Abrahams Foundation committed to excellence in journalism and by the W. G. B. H. Catalyst Fund support for the frontline dispatch also comes from the Massachusetts General Hospital. Cancer Center. Early Detection is key to catching treating many cancers. You can learn more about the innovative programs at Mass General Dot Org Slash Cancer Mass General Cancer Center every day. Amazing so Mike you know you and I are so used to sitting across the table and just talking and today we're talking remotely which is of course a sign of the Times but thanks for joining me on the dispatch pleasure over the years. You and I have long talked. I mean this is now going on almost a decade talked about conspiracy theories how they take hold how they spread and You know we've always wondered what the right timing was for a big film on conspiracy theories you to talk to us about why now. Well I think one of the things we've discovered radian all the years of making these sounds about Washington and the White House and the presidency is the extent to which To try to come up with unifying explanation of why what is happening in American politics and what's happening especially when we experienced in two thousand eight two thousand nine time period The rise of the tea party again and we wondered how. How does something like that get started? How does it? Grow? How does it influence our politics? And and and as you know from our earlier discussion whether we should make this summer that we can't believe that the conspiracy theories are central to America's politics right now for sure and have been growing that way through the Obama administration and up to now been living forever but they are central to. I think what's happening our politics. You're a director who loves to tell a story through people. So Mike Who's been central and you're in your character portraits. Well the way we're telling. Our story is through the rise of Alex Jones. It is Monday may eighteenth year to twenty twenty emergency transmission pro human future and we have a great responsibility here on the broadcast. Really lay out. You're going to be playing and I dare say you choose to accept this mission. You have an incredible responsibility because we have a real chance stopping the new World Order. Rise is nothing is of conspiracy theory in American politics. You Watch him Starting backwards Nine eleven and moving and to to this moment now where he gets literally gone from the French right into the Oval Office. Many people in the cell call president trump to can spirit or and cheap because he does have a conspiratorial mindset and has had colleges career but Jones and trump are connected in twenty fifteen twenty sixteen by Roger Stone. It becomes its second major character of its own. All whatever they talked about in that incredible summer is amplified by Vladimir Putin Russia and it is all service. Donald Trump and trump's presidency. We get the left in they're pretty substantially after trump is elected. But in these incredibly important years it is Jones that you can watch the gloss the power the reach of the modern political conspiracy Stone Jones and trump. What is that moment? When is that what happens? What goes down so Alex Jones once upon a time a fringe late night access the TV guy in Austin Texas and now live from Austin Texas Alex Jones. Well I've been warning you about it for at least five years all terrorism that we've looked at the World Trade Center Oklahoma City to Waco has been government actions. They need this as a pretext. Bring you and your family martial law. Same is accentuated by the fact that he has figured out how to use the Internet to connect fringe people. Otherwise you've always had conspiracies and they were out there passing Mimeographs letters back and forth once Jones figures out how to build a network from facebook instagram to Youtube. All the ways that you can spend a conspiracy and connect people who in them suddenly. He's the guy big powerful force on the fringe and when he discovers these but it has to. He has to get more and more outrageous. And the conspiracies have to get bigger and bigger at this time he's primarily an entertainer and to salesman supplements body armor for the coming Armageddon. That will come because the world government is GONNA take over. Forget everything you've been told about. Long-term food storage when the collapse happens. Say Dot Kazuo revolutionary wonderful. I mean impact as they've been available since might really can't lose weight while you're sleeping. Guaranteed Abbott Staff have used these Pierce O. Products is sandwiched Jones. And I want to tell you about the silver lungs generator now. You can produce Alex Jones that the global elite or now storing non hybrid seeds secret for justice. Control free setting voice into your water and laughing. You get sick and Die Star. Purifying your water with pro pure my friends. I've done a lot of research and the two thousand twelve. He realizes that he's got to wrap it up. More and more more along comes new towns with the latest on the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Newtown Connecticut. The Sandy Hook school and it is turning out to be worse than anyone could have come famous for saying. This is a false flag operation. There was actually not in new town but a government-sponsored way to get Your Second Amendment rights advocated take Jurica. So that's his sort of claim to thing and it's really outrageous what he says that it gets in a little bit of trouble but it's troubled as his middle name by now he's making a tremendous amount of money and his audiences she but it's on the fringe he needs if he wants to get into politics and all he needs a politician who needs him and needs his audience. Roger Stone outrageous figured by his own account. I just interviewed Roger. He's a true character in American politics at at a powerful one. Let me give you Roger. Stone's bio just so you know who he is in case you don't Roger Stone's veteran of Non Republican presidential campaigns turban Richard Nixon Ronald Reagan Senator Bob Dole to subsequent regret both George Bush forty one and forty-three stones a New York Times selling author and Donald Trump called him a patriot and a tough cookie Mr Stone. Thanks for coming on with us. Alex thanks once again for.
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"Offers and hope they will. This is a national emergency and in a press conference Cuomo also explained quote were competing against other states. Price-gouging is a tremendous problem. And it's only getting worse. There are masks that we were paying eighty five cents for. We're now paying seven dollars at that. Press Conference on Monday. Bar gaslight the nation just like he did with the. Mola report cover up that major. American newspapers fell for running on the front page of the New York Times and Washington Post that Moeller exonerated trump so bar the gas lighter of the DOJ our chief criminal law enforcement officer. He's a gas later extraordinaire. He goes on to tell the American people at the Sham Press. Conference that they're fighting price-gouging so what does that tell you that tells you you're absolutely not fighting price-gouging that's how you need to read that anybody who was price-gouging making money off of New York right now in this moment of crisis were the hospitals ten days for now three weeks from now or about to be absolutely overwhelmed and doctors who are already nurses. They're already vulnerable already. Getting sick themselves happened. Choose who lives and who dies and if you're trying to make money off that right now that's blood and money and governor Cuomo. He's in such a tough place. He would probably love to leak. The names of the individuals were price. Gouging him right now and name and shame them but he can't because as we say here in New York. They have him by the balls. That's the situation that they're in. So you know this whole price gouging. You know what it brings up. It brings up Enron. We all remember the energy crisis in the West. The Enron fueled for greed where people were seriously hurt were lives were seriously disrupted and chaos was created so from wired magazine. Enron bought just as a background of of what Enron was was an energy trading firm the Co. Ken Lay was very close with George W Bush and Cheney he was a major backer of George W Bush he considered himself quite close to Bush. Surprise surprise there and his energy firm all the news articles. Speak for themselves to give you background on this. So from wired Enron bought California power at cheap. Capped prices routed outside the state and then sold it back in California at vastly inflated prices from the L. A. Times Enron's traders divide schemes with such names as fat boy and death star to manipulate the energy marketplace in California and other western states behavior captured in well-publicized recordings of company employees gloating over the plight of quote grandma. Millie and other hapless ratepayers. So this is basically what's happening now. We're living Enron here in New York by trump refusing to listen to Andrew Cuomo and call the defense production act that would force businesses across America to produce the much needed supplies. That we desperately need were lives are on the line and those supplies would then be sold to the states that need them at reasonable prices and there would be plenty to go around and businesses would still make money based just wouldn't be able to profit a fortune blood money off of people's lives. They wouldn't be able to have these desperate sleepless governors by the balls. That's what's at stake here. So trump is allowing an Enron. Go on right now by not calling the defense production act and is because Republicans do not WanNa stand in the way of blood money. That's it that is it. They do not want government to have any influence even good governance on business. They want business to run freely. They believe in the God of the Free Market. Even if it kills people they want people to get rich off of all of these lives on the line. They want people to get rich off of doctors and nurses having choose who lives and who dies in the in these horrific weeks that are ahead of us here in New York and this is Enron all over again. This is trump's Enron. This is bars Enron. This is pence's Enron this Enron this jared Kushner Ron and we cannot forget this. It's all happening again. It's playing out right now. In this moment of crisis it echoes. What Texas Lieutenant Governor said about? How grandma needs to be sacrificed on the Altar Wall Street essentially? So what we're GONNA do now is. We're going to play a clip from Alex Kidneys. Excellent Documentary Enron. The smartest guys in the room. We're GONNA play a clip of Enron energy traders laughing about the energy crisis that they created back in the early two thousands. We were GONNA play clip of that. How they're laughing grandma. And then we're going to contrast it with this clip. That just came out the other day of the Texas Lieutenant Governor on Fox News talking about how grandma needs to die so the economy can move forward from those poor grandmothers of California. Yeah GRANDMA MILLIE. Man couldn't figure out how to hold on the ballot. No she wants her fucking money back for power you John Tucker. No one reached out to me and said As senior citizen Are you willing take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America love for your children and grandchildren? And if that's the exchange I'm all hand and that doesn't make me noble brave or anything like that. I just think there are lots of grandparents out there in this country like me. I have six grandchildren. That what we all care about and what we love more than anything or those children and I want to. You know live smart and And see through this but I don't want the whole country to be sacrificed and that's what I say everything you said it is right. And it reflects broader corporate culture a culture of disaster capitalism. That really came to prominence just as trump did in the nineteen eighties. And so all of this is making me. Think of Carl. Icahn known someone for mystically as a corporate raider and all of his proteges among them. A trump wilbur. Ross who's the secretary of Commerce and Steve Mnuchin the treasurer who is right now. The central figure in the negotiations over. What kind of compensation what kind of bailout we're going to be getting and it is very dangerous that it is Mnuchin in this position. We've discussed on this show before so I think back. In December two thousand eighteen listened to those episodes these are people who treat financial meltdowns as political opportunities and political meltdowns as financial opportunities and that has been the story of Mnuchin Life. So yes we are headed for Enron part two or something worse so just a little bit of background on him. Mnuchin is one of the very few remaining members of the original trump administration. We've noted many times that the corona crisis is being managed by trump's inner cobol which is Pence Jared. Ivanka MNUCHIN instead of by public health officials. And so why did they want Mnuchin? Why did he stick around? When so many others in the administration that were there in two thousand seventeen gone? It's because he will steal from you as you suffer. They loo- any redistribute to themselves. Like reverse Robin Hoods and so you know this is something you need to take to heart. These men have known each other for decades. Carl ICAHN even was in the trump administration until late two thousand seventeen when he was removed due to a massive ethics violations back when people actually got removed for things like that they are all part of one group. They have known each other for a long time. Mnuchin was one of very few people in America to profit off the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme which decimated the country during the two thousand eight financial collapse. Mnuchin however He made a killing. Now he will literally make a killing off of millions of dead. Americans MNUCHIN was the chairman of Trump's deeply corrupt presidential campaign which was initially investigated for fraud and theft. Before rule of law disappeared in this country as Treasury Secretary Management's main job has been to ease sanctions for Kremlin oligarchs despite the law or the will of Congress he's been particularly keen to help Oliveira Pasta the oligarch for WHO manafort worked. And then here is what you must remember which is that. The Treasury was hijacked by Russia. In two thousand fifteen so yes. The Treasury was hijacked by Russia during the Obama Administration. And no one has done a thing about it. The only publication that has investigated this with the depth and rigor it merits is buzzfeed. Jason Leopold in Anthony Cormier in December twenty eighteen to two long piece about this which I think is honestly one of the most horrific pieces of journalism to come out in the last few years and that is saying something the heart of this crisis and of the US turning into essentially a Kremlin proxy state managed by Russian Mafia asset. Donald Trump. The heart of that story is in the Treasury and it is still hijacked. Mnuchin is still working in service of the Russian mafia and any kind of financial dealing that relates to the Treasury is going to relate to this mafia what we've been calling a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as government. So every time you watch these. Negotiations interactions with MNUCHIN. Please keep this background in. Mind his personal background and also his role within the broader network which is indeed an international network. Is we're seeing the same patterns. Play out in response to this virus in a variety of countries. Now not WANNA add anything here. We go into a bar and his Full authoritarianism pursue. Let's talk about Senator Richard Burke committing insider trading while publicly like trump downplaying the pandemic this is from NBC News. Wild Bir- was telling us not to worry. The powerful Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee told a very different story to gathering of dues paying members of the Tar Heel circle a private club of business leaders and organizations the tar heel circle sponsored a luncheon on February twenty seventh with Burr as its keynote speaker. Unlike in his public appearances burs message was dire fifteen days before the trump administration restricted European travel. Burr warned the audience. I'm going to add the very rich audience against European travel. Sixteen days before North Carolina closed at schools. Burr warned the group closures. Were likely bursts said the military might get involved using military resources for hospitals. Burr reiterated that this was a likely going to become a pandemic burs. Warnings were reflected in his personal behavior as well in a single day on February thirteen. He dumped his stock portfolio and thirty three separate transactions unloading close to one point seven million of stock holdings and hotels and other industries. A little more than a week before. Those same stock values collapsed. Turns out that Burr wasn't the only senator bailing out of the stock market. Just in the nicotine time senator. Kelly low-floor Republican from Georgia also sold off substantial stockholdings after a closed January. Twenty four th briefing with health and intelligence officials. Luther denies any wrongdoing senators. James Enough Republican Oklahoma and Dianne Feinstein a Democrat of California also traded in the stock market at this time. But there's no indication that they participated in confidential briefings on the cove in one thousand nine pandemic holy smokes. Okay so senator. Burr is just as sleazy as his ancestor that shot and killed Alexander Hamilton one of the most progressive probably when only progressive founding fathers so the birth family gene of.
"united states" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"What we're looking at right now. Is this wave of increasing cases. I just got off the phone with a new projection model. That New York City was seeing double the number of cases every two and a half days that can take your breath away that curve. They keep talking about that. We have to flatten the curve. Flatten the curve a curve Christopher. That is a wave. That is a soon Nami. That's the scene in the perfect storm where George Clooney is trying to go up the wave any gives the boat all the gas he can. These elite can to try to get over the top of the wave and the wave crashes over him. This wave is going to crash over our health care system. It will crash anywhere from ten days to three weeks from now. It is going to overwhelm. The healthcare system from now is going to overwhelm healthcare system. And where where? We're going to feel it. Most we can scramble and create beds will have a staff problem because staffer getting sick. We're doing everything we can to find reserve staff. We won't have the equipment and we won't have the ventilators. I have been saying for weeks. We need thirty thousand ventilators. I've been saying publicly. I've been requesting from the Federal Agencies H H s Secretaries are their Sent five hundred ventilators. We need thirty thousand ventilators. If you don't have the ventilator a person who meets the ventilator will die without the ventilator it's a respiratory disease And we're not getting ventilators. I've been saying institute. The Darn Federal Federal Procurement Acts. Why do you think he doesn't doing? Companies to produce. Why would he do because their their theory is companies voluntarily? Saying I want to help. I want to help increase production General Motors saying I'll get into the ventilator business that's all well and fine and it is a nice thing and corporations are doing great things. But you can't you can't manage operation on this ad hoc basis of people saying yeah. I'm really going to give it a give it a go order the ventilators pay for the ventilators. Say This is how much I how many wouldn't go. I because their their theory of operation is public. Private Sector Partnership. You've seen them at press conferences. I've been very clear. I have an immediate problem on the equipment for this wave this happening. Ppe'S GOWNS MASKS. Most important are the ventilators and there has been no response. There has been no response. And that's why I said right here looking at the camera on your show to secretaries are he has to be responsible. Tell me where I get thirty thousand ventilators because Christopher people will die..
"united states" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
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"united states" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Up. I like cars. Fastener fears came out when I was thirteen. So all of those things where I've seen it so myself going where he saw himself go ensure not though where he ended up but first. Let's do the numbers industrials off one sixty five today about a half percent twenty nine thousand two hundred thirty. Two Nasdaq was basically flat. Ninety seven thirty two there the S P five hundred down nine points. Two-tenths percent thirty three seventy as the number. Megan was talking about the thriving hard Seltzer Market Boston. Beer company up more than four percent today. Ab inbev maker of Corona Budweiser. Beck's to name a couple of games six tenths percent Heineken. Up Two tenths of one percent day as in peace standard and Poor's lowered macy's credit to junk day. Not Great macy's DOC. Finish Day three and a half percent lower other department stores. Today were kind of mixed. Jc Penney Dowd Up. Two-tenths percent coal shed one point. Four percent apple stock suffered today as you might imagine down one point eight percent. You're listening to marketplace this is marketplace. I'm Kai Ryssdal. We spend a whole lot of time on this program talking about American workers. We talk about them on the first Friday of every month when the jobs report comes out at today two hundred sixty six thousand new jobs but talked about in the jobs report being not to Doug on bad more people coming into the labor force as well. We talk about him when we're talking about wages and why they're not going up. Wages are just keeping pace. We'd use. That's a great American workers. Purchasing power has basically stayed steady. And we talk about him when we talk to the people doing the jobs where they have to scramble the most when there are big changes in the national and global economies. Prices are tumbling every day. This is still that. We ordered six seven eight months prior. If there's one thing that retailers do as we adapt and we talk about him because the American labor force is the engine of this economy but really. How much do we know about the people who make this economy work and whether or not this economy's working for them that's the through line of a series? We're launching today. Called the United States of work digging deep into the labor force and telling the stories of people in it some definitions. I though I think we are talking here about everybody over. The age of sixteen. Who has a job wants a job and is looking for a job? That's one hundred sixty four or so million people. We are not talking about people who don't have a job or looking people who don't work outside the home active duty military and people who are incarcerated but one hundred sixty four million is way too many people to call up and talk to two. Here's what we did. We took big picture data about those one hundred sixty four million people. What kinds of jobs they do. How the government classifies them and what the demographic breakdown is and then we came up with ten profiles ten archetypes to roughly match the labor force as a whole and then we went out and we found those people in real life. Hey It's resulted in Los Angeles. How are you? Hey Stephanie Silverman in Nashville. I'm good how are you doing? Hi Fi we've got a doctor in rural Ohio. I'm the owner. I'm the employer on the physician and I'm also the plumber. Sometimes a hairstylist. In Boise Idaho Boise small. So it'd be interesting to be like at a restaurant and you'll go over and you're like Oh man. I gave up a bad haircut a long time ago. A truck driver from Kansas City Missouri. I noticed people swerving. I noticed people texting. I noticed people looking back in the back seat at their children. Them and seven more and over the next week or so and for the rest of the year. We're going to be following all ten at work at home at school for some all of them though making a go of it in this economy. This is the United States of work. Always things that you don't like about your job you work hard for what you want your ups and Dale Good Job. Millions Hustle like working fast. It's not a career lifestyle. The first stop on our ten person journey through the United States of work is New York City. Men's New York real estate. It's all like closing grant. I'm in a Pretty Standard Manhattan office building right near Thirty Fourth in eight to meet Michael Durant. Hey I'm Michael. How are you thanks for taking time? Sarma Hannah's wet. It's raining outside and thirty one years old native New Yorker Certified Public Accountant by trade. He worked here the firm of Prager Mattis for a couple years give or take were mid-size accounting firm nationals practice and we also have expanded internationally. So we're we're growing. We're growing by the construction. They're store. Yeah we sat down on the couch around the corner from his cubicle near kitchen that people were wandering in and out of we should say here the talk about his place in these United States of work Tell me about being A. Cpa what do you do every day? When it's not taxis and taxis and right we know what you're doing compliance but throughout the year we work with particularly my departments high net worth individuals who trust in the states. All about that planning for the future. We're what legacy do you WANNA leave the. How do you WANNA leave it? Protecting assets is really something we do. Lago spends most of his days at a desk or in meetings looking over numbers and talking to clients in our ten person reimagining of the American labor force. He's one of four people in the broad category of jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics Calls Management Professional and related occupations in real life. That's nearly forty percent of all the workers in this economy. The biggest category there is an includes teachers and CEOS. Dentists registered nurses and architects as well so big picture How's your economy right now? I mean you're economic day to day is good fine. You need more. What for me. I would say it's on an upward trend. You know it's not you know who doesn't want a better economy for themselves. But I wouldn't say I feel any pressure or too much pressure from the economy like I'm in a career field where it's a squirted training now. Cpa's are needed and firms are always looking to hire so the economy for me is really well because skill set is needed it makes about eighty five thousand dollars a year Michael. Does he's got a 401K. Couple of months savings in the bank. He bought an apartment up by Yankee Stadium when he was twenty one to tell me anxious. Fan Right of course. Okay when they're not at home which makes a lot of sense and if you lost his job tomorrow I can easily say. I'll be fine. No problem that's not to say that every person in this slice of the labor force is doing fine. Because they're not but people like Michael. With college degrees marketable skills and professional certifications do tend to out earn other kinds of workers. Michael though didn't always know that this slice of the labor force would include him. How did you wind up here? I mean when you were fifteen. Were being account. It's going to be a mechanic. You're going to be a mechanic. Yes so so. My grandfather owned a trucking garage He fixed trucks and cars. This is something I've been around all my life. I like cars. Fast and furious came out when I was like so all of those things where I've seen so myself going to high school working at McDonalds at the time. So I think I was making six seventy five an hour and when the high school senior came in who had just finished her internship and she explained a process. You've gotta take all these extra classes and get get such and such grades and at high school. I'm thinking they just want to go outside to have fun so I wasn't interested until she said and then if you do well you get this internship. You could make ten dollars an hour now is like he does it in winds up getting an internship with the accounting firm KPMG. I believe it was ten or ten fifty an hour so it was definitely a big bump and it was exposure. If you hadn't gotten that internship way back And then been exposed to keep him G and all of that. Where would you be right? Now what would you be doing? Probably be mechanic like pep boys or something just because I had no exposure turn else other than manual blue collar labor. The only person in my life who had a college degree at the time was my grandmother which she didn't use. She preferred working with her hands. So fundamental your first generation rate I mean pretty much real real but that internship that exposure didn't just change Michael's expectations about his future. It changed his family's economic expectations to. Hey how are you going on? It's good to see. I went up to Michael's apartment a stadium to visit him and his little brother age zone after a while teenagers do. Aj's in high school. He and Michael are sixteen years apart and his plans for the future are markedly different than his brothers. Were at his age. I guess I have a different history than Michael because I have a bunch of people telling me go to call his. They're here to support me. Aj just went on a College tour NHPC college tour so he got how many SFU's eight schools thirteen. That's cool good for you. That's awesome Tell me about this camp that Michael to a Columbia so a few years ago I was sent to this tech camp at Columbia because at that time I was really into programming and I wanted to grow up being the next Bill Gates. Or that's a pretty big old Michael sitting on all right. Yeah that's the goal goal so think about that in fifteen years. This family went from one brother. Thinking grow up to be an auto mechanic to another brother knowing he's going to college and thinking he might grow up to be Bill Gates but it's not just aj who's got more school in his future so classes at six fifteen so we got about a half an hour four nights a week after a full day of work. Michael heads across the East River to the City University of New York School of law. I just always wanted to go to law school professionally. It expands my portfolio of services or abilities that I will have to provide But also looking at myself and the difference between my friends and even family members and differences. I got a different education nat allowed me to take advantage of more opportunities Michael and Aj to probably will be able to live and save and yet pay off their student loans because education gave them the ticket to the slice of the American labor force. So this is the school here I actually for me just the school in general represents future opportunity. I think that's what most of us come here for the future ability to affect change so that was Michael Durant the first in our ten person construct of the labor force. Ten people were using to represent the one hundred sixty four million people who make this economy work later in the week. The other nine some who didn't go to college but found opportunities in other ways some who tried it but decided it wasn't for them and some who went to college but aren't using their degrees on the program tomorrow though we're heading west. I tell people all the time. We have over nine hundred bars in Portland which is a lot. We have about twelve bartenders for every bar. And you don't need that many if you want to know more about how we use that data from the. Bls's came up with a list of people you're going to be hearing from. We've got a whole piece about it at our website. Marketplace dot org slash work.
"united states" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Why WELL THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL QUESTION LINKS BACK TO ABC? Oh the record label that controls the rights to some early stone songs like satisfaction and painted block. Apcoa has had a notoriously bad relationship with the stones over this every time. One of those songs is used in say a commercial or movies. Outgo gets a check. Young musicians often sign away their rights in return for a record deal but not forever. Lucy Jewel teaches copyright law at the University of Tennessee in Europe. If you do not release a sound recording or a live recording within fifty years of its making then you lose all your copyright rights. The youtube recordings I from Nineteen sixty-nine which means the turned fifty last year. Which is likely why I've go put them on you to the label declined to comment record. Companies have used limited releases to extend European copyrights before Sony published. Just one hundred copies of a Bob Dylan album aptly titled the Copyright Extension Collection But a scratchy youtube page. That disappears after a day. Joel says that could be a stretch of the European law. Us law is friendlier. To artists. Says Jennifer Jenkins a professor at Duke University Law School. So after thirty five years eligible authors. They can actually serve notice and get their rights bag at the end of the day they give the artist a second bite at the apple. A prince was famous for his legal fight to get back the rights to his early work. He finally reached a settlement in two thousand fourteen. With Warner Brothers that was partly because the label new. Some of his big hits were about to turn thirty five raw fans. Were able to remove that annoying. Dial tone from the stones recordings.
"united states" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Among the earnings reports coming tomorrow we'll be one from the company that trades under the ticker symbol S. A. M. Sam for its flagship product. Sam Adams Lager Boston Beer Company is expected to announce not good numbers for their fourth quarter. But it ain't beer. That's doing it hard seltzer. Is the new thing in Boston. Beers truly brand lightly flavored. Fizzy Malt Liquor. Drinks is just part of an. Oh so fast. Growing Market Marketplace's Megan McCarthy Corinna has more on that one. If ever there were a sign of changing times it was during the super bowl the super bowl of beer commercials except this year. Budweiser used some of its precious. Advertising time on something. New Seltzer unquestionably. Good the beer. Behemoth is the latest jump into a two billion dollar. Hard Seltzer market led by White Claw and truly with new brands popping up seemingly every week total phenomenon. I mean exploded Ben. Steinman is the editor of beer. Marketer's insights he says. The hard seltzer market grew faster in just the last year than imported or craft beer ever has in any single year. Andy says it shows no signs of slowing the clear. Fizzy drinks with around five percent. Alcohol seem to be pulling market share mostly from light. Beer says Jim Watson a beverage industry analyst with Robbo Bank heart cells really designed to be Not Very offensive. So it's light on flavor. It's lead on calories and CARBS. He says unlike beer hard seltzer manages to pull in men and women equally and the diversity of flavors from mango to pair an elder flower appeal to young consumer says consultant. David Garfield with Alex. Partner's millennials are flavors seekers while they can be brand loyal. They liked to try new products. If flavors he's as the ability to switch flavors as trends change could give hard saulters more staying power than previous malt beverages like Zima which fizzled out into a punchline. I'm Megan mccurdy Carino for marketplace..
"united states" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Yes we do and guys. That's the show so again. What are called calls to Action. I Want I want to hear your trump. tweets and pirate language. Hashtag talk like a Pirate Day at and make sure to tag is at daily beans and then if you want your horrible scope it won't be kind. Send it to daily beans. I'll try to put a nice spin on the end. I'll do what I'll do a horoscope sandwich. I'll say something something nice and then I'll put your real horoscope in there and then I'll close with something nice. I like that. That's fair very fair. I think it's fair to say. Don't take them personally. I don't know you you know that and and if they do no you don't ask now. I love communicating with you guys on twitter we need more followers at at daily beans pod to we'll be giving away our CEO of our network and Myself AG will fly out to where you are. We will have lunch with you. Once we hit twenty thousand followers one lucky follower in a friend will come have lunch with you. Wherever you live in the forty eight contiguous conus we call it can take United States Nice unless you're in Australia really maybe come to Australia. Just be an excuse. Hell yeah to go Westralia and write it off got. I want to go there all right before we get out of here. Any final thoughts just to check out the racial maddow show I ended up coming out soon and starting to Lisa Johnson show you now yet from about you in the works my it soon like October hct. Check out that also on five or doing editing right I am. I'm on a lot of staff. Oh my gosh super cool. I'm hustling. I'm trying to think of now other shift I could plug but L. posted on social media anyone out tweets Lisa Yeah and what you're INSTA- and says Rachel Maddow Ratio Yay. If you WANNA hire me get that money this. I have no final thoughts right. Do you have any non final. They seemed really specific. My only final thought like I said definitely check out racial motto and Dinky Leon Fiber look for the upcoming two Lisa Johnson show we have more. She wrote which is in the same field that you get right now. Jordan you're going to be working on a podcast will pimped out as soon as it comes out and please just take care of each other. Take care of yourselves. Take care the planet. Take care of your mental health. I have a whole list. It's just keeps growing I've been. AG Johnson Jordan Coburn and them's the beans the daily beans is produced by AG featuring Lisa Johnson and Jordan Coburn engineered and edited by Mackenzie Mozelle and starnes industries are marketing manager is thoroughly Steiner and our merchandising indexing manager Sarah Hershberg Valencia fact checking and.
"united states" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"I don't WanNa know he's called. That sounds dirty. I like it love that Cap'n sloppy be in honor of international talk like a pirate day. I'd like to read for you trump's tweets about the icy. I G WHISTLE-BLOWER AS TRUMP as a pirate. ooh I mean I feel like I'm doing an impersonation. Mike Okay here's my impersonation of trump as a pirate renews tweets after repeated over time trump as a pirate it renews tweets a Hoy avast you fake news. I haul them keelhauled them. Anytime I speak to foreign pirates on the phone there are many people the listening shiver me timbers the likes of which has never been seen knowing all this any son of a biscuit eater dumb enough to believe I would hog America or call with so many four bouterse listening listening. What am I three sheets to the Wind Yoho bottle of rum teetotaler no booze adderall winning that sounded so poetic. That's pretty incredible. Thank you yes S. Yoho Yoho bottle of rum that sounded seriously like the most eloquent better eloquent trump and the most eloquent pirates combining them they just made a better product so when you mix piracy with trump you get poetry so I had to social media. Get your pirate on injuries implication. I thought of more literal sometimes you get oil but I'd love to hear your trump pirate tweets so take any any trump tweet. Turn it into a pirate tweet hit Hashtag talk like a pirate day and tag daily Beans Pot. I'd love to hear these and climate pirate Greta Thornburgh sailed the Atlantic zero emissions boat you like that Segue and appeared on Capitol Hill yesterday with a singular message wake up she says this this is not the time or place for dreams. This is the time to wake up. This is the moment in history. We need to be wide awake. This is the biggest crisis in humanity. That humanity has ever faced. You cannot solve a crisis without treating it as one stop telling people everything will be fine. It will not be fine. Thornberg is easily. The most high profile climate activist in history since at at least Al Gore is the only other one that I think even reached this height. He's not nearly in the door lock box and it's the right idea though she's always sixteen and on a two-day trip to Washington she witnessed are divided government close up and told trevor no on the daily show that the thing that sets America apart from other countries. She's visited about climate changes that we are still still arguing. That climate change is real. She and a group of youth activists met with Nancy Pelosi Wednesday in presented a set of demands including the call supported green new deal when she also met with Obama and if you haven't seen this video you should see it grab a tissue yeah. She also said. I don't know if you were GONNA. mentioned bone of my favorite quotes was she said I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists scientists yeah the exactly point mic drop right there right yeah and she she also met with Schumer but she did not meet with trump and she didn't meet with any Republican leaders instead. She protested outside the White House. Yes you probably be like the first minor trump ever punched in the Oval Office so you've been area with Jordan. Can you imagine like ours Asian ago because when you're young you just don't give a fuck if punched you mean groped no probably right right yeah no. I. I feel like the whole thing is trump's. He's meeting his mash in so many ways like he doesn't understand climate change. He doesn't respect you know like women or right exactly exactly yeah so saying he'd be so infuriated emasculated by sixteen year old. He wakes part as like influential yeah. Mike Dropping volcano which is very ironic. She could votes in America today. Yeah I commend her so much like what she's doing like. You said I it's it's a youthful spirit but also in at something more than that. She's like this amazing leader that I didn't even know the world needed like just the fact that this is her future on the all our future but like someone at her aged be so wise and articulate. What a lot of people at her age. You're feeling right now and that's the thing too is the age thing Jalil you bring that up and that's a great point because during in her appearance before Congress there was also a young conservative activist named Benji backer. He's a founder the American cons- Conservation Coalition a group of young conservatives concerned about climate change climate science is real. It's not hoax he said addressing trump in his testimony as a proud American lifelong conservative as a young person. I urge you to accept climate change for the reality. It is and respond accordingly mainly. We need your leadership so you know thanks to Greta. Millions of young people are set to strike today Friday by walking out of class and this is expected to be the single biggest global global environmental demonstration in history so cool and the organizers have five demands green new deal the respect of indigenous land sovereignty environmental justice protection and restoration vision of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture and for more information on this you can head to strike with US dot org but you're so right about the age thing I think I it it comes to a certain point where a lot of the boomers are thinking. I'll be dead and someone like me thinking oh it'll be fine and then someone like her is leg. No I will not have the luxury of thinking that I'll be fine in my twenties. Sleigh I'm thinking in my forties which still taking for granted I'm like. Oh yeah whatever you know Oh but I forget four days. It's like the twenties like every time I get older. I forget that you feel you. Never feel old and you never really get old. It's just like you never feel like even have time until like in reality polity. These things are gonNA affect us in our prime lifetime. You know like this is crazy but even as a millennial is so full Jada to it I respect Tur- so much for for constantly keeping that drumbeat going it's so important and just so relevant to me yeah and this is what Obama was talking about about about hope. This is his hope. Hope wasn't I'm going to win an election. and everything's GonNa be Great. That wasn't the hope he was talking about. The hope he was talking about all the young people people being born that are going to who wash over this country like a wave of awesomeness and that is the hope that his whole thing is about the really sad thing is that environmental racism is very the real and the groups of people that are going to feel the change first and hardest is always gonna be communities of color APP because of that. There's going to be this sense of safety. The people who have any amount of privilege really going to experience during it when it starts getting really Vati and then you've seen that in your lifetime Katrina tore you were right in it yeah. It happened so quickly yeah. I was just thinking about that today. It's funny like it just like flashbacks of wow yeah. America can become a third world country just like that overnight almost when you merge like two classes is one. That's been deprived of basic rights in another WHO's been like so privileged. Don't even know what oppression even is really. It's like that disconnected which is almost like ah I know. It's crazy to say rich. People have a blind spot. That's diversity but I truly do think when you're born into wealth. I don't blame them. Sometimes for beings and I don't mean like the really cool liberal roll or Conservative moderates but like you know really rich. Conservatives are like deal with it. You Know No. They're gonNA come for you they're going to it's going to be like the purge. You don't want it to get bad. Trust me this affects. You and it's not your fault that you can't see. It helps somebody on Labor Day like hey. I'm just WANNA remind all the rich people in corporate owners that you know the reason that we have minimum wage and Labor Day is because we you know we were going to come and kill you in your houses and this was the deal that we had so that we you didn't do that just a reminder yeah you told me to pull myself up on my bootstraps and B. can't even food when exactly you can't afford boots you can't you're basically living wages and then they're. GonNa say like sorry. I just think some conservatives tell liberals to get guns. You know like Oh if you're trying to take guns away. You better get guns yourself and I'm like okay. If that's true lies this. Isn't you said it no. You don't want that you don't want it unless just try peacefully through policy yeah. Can you imagine if this is what conservatives are like just angry right now. We've Democratic Party is interest in such a giant sleeping bear. Yeah Shit actually gets like who is normal everyone actually in and goes to bed for one hundred and fifty or so years beer baron. There's a revolution absolutely will be on. You know we'll be here. We'll all be able to. I say we were there for the revenue. Not just keep my head on the corner. Tanabe here for it could be a blessing and if you don't know what I'm talking about. We've been talking since the beginning of Muller. She wrote that all I wanNA know is what's in the Miller report fully unredacted and all the underlying evidence in grand jury material but I don't think I'll live long enough for that to be declassified so we're working on a way to keep my head alive live after I pass away so that I can figure it out although we did have God on the podcast and he assured me that once I do pass on to the next realm he will show me all the unredacted materials serials underlying evidence in grand jury stuff so shout shout out God. Finally we learned Katy Waldman the communications director for Republican Loser Zor Martha mcsally and former defender of trump's border policy as a press secretary for Department of Homeland Security has been hired as Mike Pence's press secretary whatever ever but the ski be part of this story is that she's also dating Stephen Miller. Oh that's why I put in my script. Wait for response. Ha dating was trending. I didn't know you like the reason by okay. I thought it was like one of those. GimMe reason why you would dates even millions. I want to get into this by someone actually is dating him. Yeah no reason no reason no reason unless I wanted a free membership club for men which I don't need you know she must actually I believe in his policy because I see a lot of people seem to actually hey you know Mexicans and stuff like I unfortunately I think there's so many people there that you think will you're like you. You know you're an attractive person person you got promise and they ended up being racist and I'm like come on and so they're probably I assume she's attractive because he in comparison to him. It's really attractive. She's pretty cute. I would think and orange actively. She's pretty cute. She's nobody I would ever if you're a conservative and you're dating someone that worked for the president. I mean that's gotTa feel good but I can't relate to a conservative any further other than that general. It's actually know any too much she except for my crazy uncle yeah but she she was the press secretary for Department of Homeland Security and I'm sure Stephen Aloha lot to do with that policy and then Charlotte Clamor tweeted quote my thoughts and prayers go out to anyone dating Stephen Miller. We've covered a few stories on how trump supporters can't seem to get a date date. esquire vanity did one and do you remember especially in. DC A lot a lot happens in California when you to and so you get to this point where there's nobody like. There's like not plenty of fish in the sea. dot com should be dating site for trump supporters so they all. It's gotTa that'd be very incestuous. They all just have to fuck each other because the the like where you where else are you going to go well yeah and I figured that would shoot us in the foot because saying something like that is it's only funny for a moment but eventually eventually of course they're going to find a date like that's why thinks only among themselves and that's who they were going to be the whole time. They're not gonNA data. Political liberal activists like they're going to date someone who thinks like like them. I mean unless today we're way hotter Yup. I that's another thing pulling. People are hot on both parties but that's unfortunate because it really confuses me it depends it depends on if the brain is factored in to any of your your never actually like because to me like hotness is is mostly liaison inside and so that's where all the blood is yeah. I'm a little I can be a little physical attraction to I factor that in that's why Stephen Miller is is really unattractive but you're right and also on both levels. He's an attractive but Yes abo sexual exist..
"united states" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"This is going to make you mad. There's new reporting about the reporting about Cavanaugh and the new accused of sexual assault so you guys know we talked about this. I think earlier in the week or maybe last week when these to a New York Times reporters are writing a book and and some of that information came out out and about another accusation where a young female student at Yale he exposed herself enforce genitals into her hand and seven other people corroborated rated the event she herself did not recall it and so that was an explosive story at brought up the Hulk trudged up the whole cavenaugh thing again which is so great for everyone's mental health but according to the reporters and Authors Robin let's see Poker Ben and Kate Kelly Cavanaugh agreed to let them interview him for their upcoming book as long as they would publicly lie about it. NCAA he refused to be interviewed. A representative for Cavanaugh has declined to comment. The author said they couldn't agree to the justices terms so they didn't conduct the interview way. I'm I'm maybe just just not getting this right. Did he say you're supposed to lie and say I didn't do it when he did it like when they have documentation of him doing the interview or like was he just never play. You wouldn't agree agree to do the interview unless they put in the book that he declined to interview well. That seems strange. That seems like a mind fuck. Is it just me no I'm with you. I don't understand that why why would even do the do anything he does right. Why would you put your penis or whatever hands you know yeah. He's a weird guy. I don't trump maybe because if it's known that they were talking to him directly there would be certain questions that they would just kind of have to ask him okay. He's there in front of your face. That makes more sense more vague. If that makes a lot of sense I imagine more of a dialogue but in reality would probably be like you're implying something more narrative live since like but they haven't well idea though yeah yeah he does seem strange but but sure I take it as as they say weird the super weird say yeah cabinet onto the weird one. I he's the source. He basically was like yeah. I'll talk to you but you can't tell people that I did yeah so weird. creating the illusion that the whole story came from other. Intel your other sources so that he could probably you know plausible deniability so you could deny night even know what you're talking about. Yeah definitely don't want to overlook that fact yeah and so that's why they didn't agree to the interview Aaron. A surprise surprise awesome prize trump is suing the Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to block his subpoenas for eight years of trump's federal tax returns from the accounting firm Maziarz we we we had been drums lawyer. jaysekulow genius extraordinaire made the announcement but the document wasn't on Pacer. It was weird as one of the things that didn't go up. We only got the lawsuit because it was released by the southern district of New York a suit challenges advances subpoenas that are part of his investigation into whether the trump organization broke the law by falsifying business records in the hush money payment and cover up scandal trump contends the subpoena is unconstitutional because the president can't be criminally charged so therefore he can't be subject to criminal process such as a grand jury subpoena Classic Classic Classic Trump no court has ever directly ruled on that question so there is a no case law supporting their assertion Russian but they do cite the Justice Department guidelines. That's the office of Legal Counsel memo that we you know we are all very familiar. That says you can't indicted sitting president and he says since you can indict me. You can't take me through any criminal process. I WANNA get at ten to you at home. Memo God that would hurt a long memo. They're calling it. Harare member your your joke about He filed a forty page brief and you're like it doesn't sound brief. This is the same switch and they're calling it. Harassment presidential harassment though trump is now suing doing in four cases related to his tax returns including the DC case against the House Ways and Means Committee in Richard Neal his case against the Trust Act in New York where the state you know can now. They've passed a law that says they can get the state taxes even though they haven't requested him he preemptively sued them his case against the House Democrats who subpoenaed maziarz which is what this is also but this is is the Manhattan. Da and now the suit in California were trump's lawyers are set to appear in Sacramento Today regarding their new California presidential tax transparency and Accountability Act that will require him to release his taxes to appear on the California primary ballot their attacks Bingo. They've definitely got to be a game and I don't understand why he's suing there because he's he's canceling primaries and other states. So why does he even want a PRI- like why does he care yeah yeah and sorry. I'm in Lawsuit Bingo but yeah I guess. He has an attack sausage too. He's got like thirty. Four hundred lawsuits going round yeah yeah. Can you ask God to imagine that the only thing standing between us learning things things that would make him. Indictable is just this one effort. is a really great thought. I hope that this is all he has and that he's going to countersue and he's GonNa lose and everything's GonNa be okay. Well we finally exposes the fraud and criminal that is yeah and the good news I think in in the DA case here at at least is that doesn't go to the Supreme Court the DC circuit it it goes to the State Court and the New York State Supreme Court Right. That's it says under state jurisdiction which is is great for pardon purpose not only pardoned purposes but just they're much nine dining is sitting president their courts and they're more fair courts why because trump can't stack the New York State Court. You're right so we think these things all the time but just hearing it all together. It's like yeah. The states are kind of more powerful in this case and I I take them for granted every day last week as Democrats have always been against states having too much individual power because they tried to keep slavery. That's truly huge history. It stinks. That's what racists argue was that what the civil war was fought over states rights compromise forget. It was the three fifths compromise compromise. You remember that. Oh we didn't compromise enough of Color three-fifths of a person isn't a good enough compromise ways ways to like have these code words. I mean I know it's called on a dog whistle politics like this different lingo for for what they really mean yeah every listening bullshit. I listened to the sixteen nineteen per incredible right yeah that first episode do Abe Lincoln not as much of a hero as we all told you about that whole project project go yeah yeah and so much about like the menstrual which is funny phrase for this but the black face musical well era minstrels Mistral yeah. I think like Menstrual Cycle. I'm like yeah blood in different totally different but yes ending the same yeah yeah same squeamish feeling inside. Ah I really do think it's crazy. How like Black Music is American. Music is like I said it in the show and and it just boils down to a really weird Dr Time for even black artists like they did black face when they were black and that was a transitional period America just has to always find a way to feel better about things when they're transitioning. Did they tie that into the childish Gambino video they did not but what a missed opportunity. There's a big part of that. I mean digress great great series and blessing yeah well. No I was just a surprise not surprised as wrong word. WHO's I'm not surprised. I didn't learn this in K. twelve but you only here you know that a honest emancipated slaves right. That's all you hear you don't hear about the fact that when they go over in this podcast is that that was almost like a scare tactic to get the south. Stay on totally just so messed up it was a bluff. They called rain yeah and then also I don't know why the last episode which is my favorite. I loved everything they cover it. Actually the last was about health care for black people and that was a whole different thing but with the music episode which was my favorite they discussed how motown the record label came out of the menstrual aprons at the MINSTREL era in Stroll Men's ministry Australian Yeah Minstrel yet menstrual. Yeah Yeah I'm saying basically motown was the response to that. It was black people owning their own voices and saying you're making fun of you know who you think I am. I'm GonNa tell you who I am and it came out like swaying like motown like we know motown. That was a response to to black face music. I did not know that you didn't realize they were so close back to back. Who knew it because we we tend to be taught that racism ended millennia a go and the slaves were freed forever ago and everyone's been gotta have the same rights since forever ago and so when you think Oh you know that was right then and they overlapped lapped and people are still alive that were around that era. It's it's very it's very eye opening totally totally and so yeah I if you haven't checked out route sixteen nineteen. You definitely need to take a look at it. a lot of fans or one six one nine. I think is what they're six thousand nine hundred okay. Is that what they're calling the year. When I first heard it they were just saying at one six one nine and oh they must have switched. It sounds like the beginning of my mother's multiple hosts. You'll hear like different perspectives and it's really interesting yeah. It's really really well. PUT The island in the white. People people kind of super innovative form of journalism doing hats off the New York Times for that one and the judge Roger Stone's owns case has made a ruling on stones motions to suppress evidence and to compel compel production of certain other evidence but the ruling has been filed under seal because it's based in part on unseal information. There's nothing more on this but I can guess I think stone wants to suppress certain parts of the mole report but likely wants to get his hands on the same kind of materials that Sydney pals asking for an AFL in case I imagine the Amy Berman Judge Jackson if you're nasty who has read the unredacted stone material will not give him irrelevant shit and she's but but so I think she'll partially dismiss or fully dismissed the motion but my beans are on a partial granting on a partial denial allowing him to have access excess to some relevant parts of the redacted report but she's certainly not going to hand everything over to him so again beans on a partial denial partial grant both sides have until September twenty third to object to an unsealing feeling of her opinion cool all right so we could see that next week. Yes you you guys. Take your horoscope Amanda. That's what's up now. We'll get get into it. Yes yes I read one shitty horoscope those completely often as like ever again the EH check multiple sites and just keep looking for your bias. You've got to keep searching out there. Yeah you'll find. Do you find the right line. I used to write a horrible scope for a scene. It'd be like Oh you're in aries. Shut up. You can't play the drums that will get a real job. You suck funny or Gemini. Whoa calm down your fucking weird and two faced and I hate your face and then virgo you.
"united states" Discussed on The Political History of the United States
"Hello. And welcome to the political history of the United States episode one point fifteen the Mayflower combat. Picking up from where we last left off two weeks ago, we had left our settlers hanging out as they began their journey across the Atlantic. This week we are going to pick up with our pilgrims as they make their way across the Atlantic to their new homes, we are gonna spend much of this week focusing on what is often seen as one of the first political documents formed in the North American colonies, specifically the Mayflower compact, the Mayflower compact is often portrayed as this early example of the democratic ideals that will come to find the struggles of the future United States today. I'm gonna focus on some of those early politics amongst the pilgrims. We are going to spend some time looking at the myth of the Mayflower compact and how it is portrayed today. We are going to look at the document itself. And what it did in reality. Finally, we're going to turn back to the Mayflower compact and tried to dissect where the legend surrounded it actually comes from. So then without further delay. Let's just dive right back into our story. Every single year thousands of American school children. Learn about the Mayflower typically around thanksgiving time, we'll Jamestown did proceed Plymouth buy some thirty years. It is the Mayflower that is often presented as being that inaugural trip to the new world for journey that is so central to the majority of the United States. We know shockingly little about it. In fact, most everything that we know about the journey itself comes from William Bradford's writing. And even then Bradford himself is surprisingly quiet on the journey. Ran into the conditions onboard. Bradford does make a brief mention of the combined group now aboard the Mayflower before discussing the general health aboard the ship. There is a mention this. He cygnus was a constant problem and Bradford as always takes the time to tell a charming tale of these special work of God's providence. I'm just gonna go ahead and quote Bradford directly here because frankly, he tells the story better than I ever could. And just a note, you might notice that over the next couple episodes. There is going to be a sharp. Crease in me reading quotes. This isn't really something. I plan to do long term. But when it comes to Plymouth, we are lucky enough to have two excellent primary sources we have Bradford's of Plymouth plantation, which is what I'm about to quote from. And we also have Bradford and Edward winslow's writing in more relations. So as I said don't be shocked when you start hearing an increasing number of quotes for me. I don't think this is going to be long term kind of deal. But let's use what we've got. Okay. Returning to William Bradford talking about conditions on the Mayflower. He says it was a proud and very profane. Young man, one of the seamen a lessee able body which made him all the more haunting e would always become acting on the poor people in their cygnus, cursing them daily with grievous exhortations and did not let to tell them that he hoped to help cast half of them overboard before they came to their journeys in and to make Mary with what they have. And if they were jelly reproved, he would curse and swear most. Bitterly. But it please God before they came half seas over to this young man with a grievous disease of which he died in a desperate manner. And so was himself. The first was thrown overboard, thus his curses light on his own head. And it was an astonishment to all his fellows for they noted. It it had to be the just hand of God upon him. So yeah, that's pretty uplifting story, I bring it up for a couple of reasons I it does give some insight into the state of things aboard the Mayflower. It clues us in that. There was some amount of disease on board. And that death was an actual risk. It's also a good insight into the group itself and gives a working idea of the inner thoughts of Bradford all in all gives us at least some picture of life and the tensions aboard the Mayflower beyond. Just some joyous. Talk of the ships leading jerk getting sick dine in being thrown overboard. Braford? Would also write about what you would probably expect. There's a lot of talk about the dangerous crosswinds seasick. Kness and the general misery that existed onboard Bradford routinely writes about how the settlers survived and kept going forward in the name of God. It is interesting to note that for the most part there isn't much talk about widespread, death and disease. So well, we know that at least one guy did succumb to illness. And it is probably not out of the question that the conditions on board were unless insanitary there does not really seem to be a widespread dying be on. However, there really isn't a ten that we know about the journey itself. Bradford spends only two pages reading about the Mayflower. However through him. We do get an idea of those conditions on November sixteen twenty the Mayflower encountered Cape Cod. Cape Cod was not in a no place upon its discovery. John Smith had founded and named Cape James, however, by the time pilgrim, Scott there the Cape Cod. Name was pretty much accepted. Fishermen had named the area for the large number of cod in the valuable fishing waters. Right off the coast, the journey full had taken sixty. Five days and had landed the pilgrims just in time to face a potential New England winter the first problem that the pilgrims had upon arriving is that they were in the wrong place. Now originally they had planned to set up camp closer to the mouth of the Hudson. Hosver they were a ways north of that. In fact, the settlers were moving towards the Hudson because they didn't actually hold a pattern to settle land in Cape Cod. The ship's captain Christopher Jones recognizing. This fact did attempt to make his way south to the mouth of the Hudson where they were supposed to be however would conditions of the passengers now declining dangerous and uncharted shores and uncooperative wind Jones made the call to return and settle Cape Cod to say that these settlers were upset about
"united states" Discussed on The Political History of the United States
"Welcome to the political history of the United States at one point seven Jamestown beginnings. Good news guys after spending the first several weeks messing around in the always intrigued world of sixteenth century Europe. It is finally time to get to the real story as much fun as we've had bouncing around through the political economic and religious changes Europe. We are finally ready to begin looking at the first group of English settlers to cross the Atlantic and settle in Jamestown before we get into that. However, I wanna give a rundown of what the foreseeable future the podcast is going to look like the popular story of the United States is that of a ragtag bunch of colonies that join together to fight the mighty British army. However, that is something that doesn't really exist right away. The first colony should be seen as more of a collection of independent knows acting separately from each other. In order to approach this. I plan to work through the colonies one by one looking at the unique factors each specific group making their way to America. I think dressing the major colonies one at a time is going to be the most effective way for me to move through the rest of the season. The general plan is to move through each colony and get it up to read around sixteen fifty before moving onto the next after moving through the colonies, I will have a few episodes to tie everything together and address a few other subjects that I wanna hit that is going to basically take us to the end of the first season. Now with all that said we are going to begin this week with the first of several episodes looking at that first colony founded in sixteen seven Jamestown would become the first permanent English colony in the Americas. For thirteen years Jamestown stood alone as the only English settlement in America before the Puritans. Join them with their settlement in Plymouth. The founding of Jamestown is a story of failure. Misery death starvation or an ultimately after facing cataclysm after cataclysm a moderate amount of success. The story of Jamestown is one that will see the con- you become the largest tobacco export or in Europe. But only after surviving disease and war with the Indians and starving that became so severe that. The people were forced to turn to cannibalism. These are just a few of the things that we are going to explore over the next several episodes and today, we are going to begin the lane the groundwork for all of that. Everybody in the United States is taught that the pilgrims. Spoiler alert, by the way travel across the Atlantic to the Americas to avoid religious persecution in many ways, this is held up as a banner establishing the freedoms that would become synonymous with the future. United states. The decision to go to James is fueled by the single most common denominator in all of colonization the hope of funding riches. To begin this week. I want to look at the reasons why people suddenly found themselves boarding ships in heading across the Atlantic. What were their motivations? What were they looking for by looking at what motivated the first settlers to good Virginia is going to tell us a lot about the colony and its future. And this is going to be something we keep coming back to future episodes as we move through the history of James ten in Virginia as a whole today when people look back on the history of the United States. There seems to be a tendency to focus more on the pilgrims, the founders of Plymouth, then there are the founders of Jamestown. In fact, there seems to be among many, a general belief that the pilgrims came across on the Mayflower were the first to settle the future United States, and yet Lino that not to be true for Gina had been settled more than a decade before and affect by sixteen twenty was well on its way towards stability. The question therefore becomes why is Jamestown often forgotten when we look at the establishment of the English colonies in North America. That is one of the questions we are going to be looking at over the next several weeks as we explore Jamestown. What makes the Jamestown settlers different than the New England settlers? To begin this week. I wanna start to look at the conditions under which Jamestown was founded. And who the settlers were last week we discussed English attempts to colonize North America at the Roanoke Connie, well that colony mysteriously disappeared. Also, marked the end of English colonization efforts up until sixteen o seven or the failure of the Roanoke. Colony may have had some minimal effect on the future colonization of North America. The real issue was going to be ongoing English Spanish war the war between England Spain had been a pretty good job of depleting English treasury. However would James the first now empower he quickly brought an into the war with the Spanish through the treaty of London. This means that the funds needed to launch a colonization effort were at last available following the end of the war. There was also a new reality for the English came two privateer. If you recall from episode one point three privateer in was tantamount to state sponsored piracy this become a big deal in the sixteenth century as Spanish. Out to such a huge lead in establishing thriving and more importantly profitable colonies in the Americas. Less time we talked about the devastating effect that privateer in had on the Spanish the easier solution for European powers that were not the Spanish Portuguese listed, turn towards private teary. Instead of forming your own colonies you'd instead attacked the Spanish ships still their goods and sell them as your own backing Europe, the English had just finished up a war with Spain and knew the continued use of private jeering was likely to lead to another war. So specifically in the treaty of lended, what of the requirements from Spain wasn't agreement that England would back off of their privateer practices, at least to get the Spanish be effective. Inappropriate against the Spanish merchants did not reduce however English interest in the potential profit and the items to be found in the Americas. The logical solution therefore was for the. English to auntie colonization effort of their own. As mentioned above with the war over there was a sensor plus a funds in England. This is not to mention that with the war over. There was now the manpower necessary for colonization efforts to be made the end of the were also means that the English had the ability to branch out keep in mind that one of the consequences of the first Benesch armada was that it prevented the English efforts to resupply. Their colony in Roanoke with the war over. However, this concern has been completely mitigated. Economically desire to colonize. The Americas will grow quickly in the years following the end of the war. Shortly. After the end of the war, you begin to see the first joint stock companies for the specific purpose of colonizing, the Americas for these companies are going to spring up with the stated intent of going to the Americas fighting the abundant natural resources and sending them back to England hopefully for profit. Colonisation was inexpensive undertaking to say, the least, and this is going to help lead to the rise of these joint stock companies, it joint-stock company is simply a type of corporation were several investors come together pool their money in order to fund expedition, this has obvious advantages over a single or otherwise small group of investors. It was really expensive to start a colony, and it's always gonna be a long term game. While obviously everybody hope that the new Connie would be founded by the city of gold and conquer the natives all within a couple of weeks. The investors know that this is not a realistic expectation. And beyond that, it was not a huge secret that establishing colonies was a task that came with considerable risk the English investors at a minimum would have been aware of earlier colonization efforts at Roanoke, and what happened there investors would have likely. Understood the profit was going to be slow in coming and knew they should not expect a quick return with this mind. The emergence of the joint stock company makes sense. A joint-stock company is made up of a large group of investors, which means that the risk is going to be more spread out the advantage for the colony is that by having more investors. There is going to be far greater source of resources available which in turn gives the Connie a better chance serving. For the individual investor. There was some real risk involved colonies had been lost previously. And there was no promise of these colonies would survive. However, the hope was that this could be a long term investment. And that if the Connie disavow live, there would be a significant amount of profit on the other side in sixteen six King James issued a Royal charter for the formation of two joint stock companies. These companies were the north Virginia company of London and these south Virginia company of London. The companies were giving a man to make habitation into that part of America, commonly called Virginia.