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( To see the video of this show, click here: https://youtu.be/OuweWp3_Y7s ) NEW WEBSITE with Blogs, Videos, and Podcast direct links: https://strangeparadigms.com/ Cristina's Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and More > https://beacons.ai/cristinagomez Patreon Club for Extras & Behind the Scenes: https://www.patreon.com/paradigm_shifts Jonathan 'Redbird' Dover appeared in Season 3 of 'The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch'. In this interview with Cristina Gomez, he shares his experiences, knowledge, and insights from over 30 years in Law Enforcement, investigating reports on Tribal Reservations of UFOs, Bigfoot, Skinwalkers, Witchcraft, and various other paranormal phenomena. Once he retired from his service, he continued with investigations into these mysteries in and around Utah and Arizona, as well as Skinwalker Ranch and the Uintah Basin area.Jon has worked with the City of WInslow Arizona Police Department, The National Park Service, Navajo Historic Preservation Dept. and the Navajo Nation Rangers. He retired from active duty as a Lieutenant in 2011 after 31 years as law enforcement. He was trained in Criminal Investigations and was an Archaeological Resource Crimes Investigator. John was also trained as an EMT, in SWAT operations, Hazordous materials, Search & Rescue and was an instructor in Police Firearms training and High Angle Technical Rescue. During his work on Navajo Nation lands, he along with Stanley Milford Jr. were assigned over a period of 10 years to officially investigate and document significant cases involving Bgfoot, the Paranormal, Navajo Witchcraft and UFO's.
South Foreland Lighthouse is located on the famous White Cliffs of Dover in southeastern England, overlooking the English Channel with a view to France on clear days. The cliff face, which reaches a height of 350 feet, is composed of white chalk accented by streaks of black flint. The dangers posed to shipping by the offshore obstacle known as Goodwin Sands led to the establishment of two lighthouses at South Foreland in 1635. The structures were rebuilt in the 1790s, and then Trinity House, England's lighthouse authority, purchased the property. The lighthouse that stands at South Foreland today was built in 1842. South Foreland Lighthouse, England. Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont. In the 1850s, Michael Faraday, acting as a scientific advisor to Trinity House, was exploring the feasibility of electric light being used in lighthouses. A trial was conducted at South Foreland in 1858, making it the first lighthouse to use electric light. In 1898 South Foreland Lighthouse was used by Guglielmo Marconi during his work on radio waves. He received the first ship-to-shore message from the East Goodwin lightship on Christmas Eve that year, and in 1899 the first international transmission was made between the lighthouse and France. A view from the top of South Foreland Lighthouse. Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont. The light was automated in 1969, and it was discontinued in 1988. A short time later, ownership was transferred to the National Trust. The site is open to the public, and most people visit by walking a trail along the cliffs from Dover. There's also a popular teahouse at the light station. Charles Franklyn lives in Deal, Kent, not far from South Foreland, and he's been a volunteer tour guide at the lighthouse for 18 years. First-order Fresnel lens at South Foreland Lighthouse. Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont. https://youtu.be/12EUVeyvsNw Video by Charles Franklyn of the celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at South Foreland in June 2022. Use this player to listen to the podcast:
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Two people have been arrested after a video was posted online showing a baby being given a cap full of vodka. The footage shows a woman pouring liquid into the bottle top before tilting the child back and pouring the liquid into their mouth. Hear what police and social services have said. Also in today's podcast, we've got an update on yesterday's tragic death of a teenager at a funfair in Dover. Environmental campaigners are worried more people will fall ill if sewage continues to be regularly released into the sea. It comes after a couple and their dog came down with gastroenteritis following a swim at Hampton Beach in Herne Bay. Hear from a spokesman from SOS Whitstable and we've got a response from Southern Water. A community centre in Ashford says more people than ever are using their community fridge as we face a cost of living crisis. The chief executive of Repton Community Trust has been speaking about the facility they run. A fitness coach has vowed to carry on running sessions for young people on Sheppey - even though no one turned up to the first class. Bulent Mustafa has been telling the podcast he's hoping to get teenagers in Sheerness more active and help improve their mental health. And, Kent's Alessia Russo has spoken out about the need for young girls to be given more chances to take part in sport at school. Fresh from her victory at the Euros, England's super-sub from Maidstone says there could be some girls who want to get involved in football and other sports but don't have the chance.
UK correspondent Matthew Parris joins Susie to look at Liz Truss' embarrassing U-turn on civil servant pay, after it was revealed her plans would cut pay for millions of teachers and nurses - how will this affect her leadership chances? The Brexit opportunities minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has admitted Brexit has played a part in delays at Dover - but he said he was "wrong for the right reasons". And a snorkeller has suffered a shark bite off the coast of Cornwall - something labelled an "extremely rare" event.
Kathryn joins us to talk about how yoga is helping people in the Texas Hill Country. She teaches aerial yoga, bungee classes, hot yoga, and regular yoga and is also a massage therapist. She was also a coach for the Kerrville Roller Derby from 2012-2019.
Mark is joined by comedian Laura Smyth and Elliot Steel as he tries to make sense of rail strikes being popular; pay cuts being unpopular - and what the f*** was going on in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony! Plus George Galloway on the decision to axe Neighbours, and a woman who Mark heard on a phone-in show complaining about the queues at Dover.Get ad-free extended episodes, early access and exclusive content on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/wtfisgoingonpodFollow What The F*** Is Going On? with Mark Steel on Twitter @wtfisgoingonpodFollow Laura Smyth @thatlaurasmythFollow Elliot Steel @elliotsteelcomAnd visit our website www.whatthefisgoingonpodcast.co.uk for more information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
He’s in the news again this week — after persuading Joe Manchin that the climate and healthcare bill he’s pushing isn’t inflationary. Larry Summers has had a storied career, as the chief economist of the World Bank, the treasury secretary under Clinton, and the director of the National Economic Council under Obama. He also was the president of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006 and remains there as the Charles W. Eliot University Professor. You can listen to the episode right away in the audio player above (or on the right side of the player, click “Listen On” to add the Dishcast feed to your favorite podcast app). For two clips of our convo — on how the US government spent way too little during the Great Recession and way too much during the pandemic, and how we can help the working class cope — pop over to our YouTube page.The episode has a lot of thematic overlap with our recent discussion with David Goodhart, author of Head, Hand, Heart: Why Intelligence Is Over-Rewarded, Manual Workers Matter, and Caregivers Deserve More Respect. Here’s a new transcript. And below is a clip from that episode on how our economy overvalues white-collar brain power:Back to inflation talk, here’s a dissent:I’ve been reading your blog for a little over a year now, and listening to Dishcast, which is great. I’ve noticed a few things, however, that I would like you to perhaps respond to, or at least consider. First, what you refer to as “wokeness” on the left is, I agree, an obnoxious problem that has been exacerbated by social media. But I think your recent guest Francis Fukuyama has it mostly correct in his new book, Liberalism and Its Discontents, when he identifies illiberal trends on the political left as being more of an annoyance, or at the very least, far less of a threat to the republic than illiberal trends on the right. Second, I completely disagree with this rather lazy salvo from you: “Biden’s legacy — an abandonment of his mandate for moderation, soaring inflation, an imminent recession, yet another new war, and woker-than-woke extremism — has only deepened it.” It simply is not the case that Biden has not, especially when forced to, hewed towards moderation. Yes, he is attempting to respond to a leftward shift in the Democratic Party by trying to govern more from the left, but this is simply a reflection of political reality. In addition, much of his agenda has been batted down, but more on that in a moment. Next, inflation and an imminent recession have a lot more to do with what the Fed has done over the last four decades — and definitely since the financial crisis of 2008 — than with Joe Biden. On this theme of a highly financialized economy nearing the end of the neoliberal era, I recommend Rana Foroohar on Ezra Klein’s latest podcast, where she talks about the popping of the “Everything Bubble.” Asset-value inflation, deindustrialization, a perverse focus on shareholder value rather than investing in Main Street or even R&D, and an utter lack of policy solutions, have caused this. In addition, as Foroohar herself says, the changes we need to make in our economy are going to be, in the short-to-medium term, inflationary. This means policymakers have to start making policy that actually helps both people and infrastructure, which means spending money. Unfortunately, the garden has gone untended for so long that we’re teetering on the brink of becoming a really shitty country if we don’t take more aggressive action. In addition, with regard to an upcoming recession, Noah Smith wrote on his Substack recently that Keynesian economics would suggest that a quick recession now in order to stomp out inflation would be better in the long run than milquetoast attempts to curb it by raising interest rates too slowly. The idea is that recessions — especially fast and somewhat shallow ones — can be weathered, but inflation that goes on for too long leaves lasting scars on the economy. (Smith identifies the Volker recessions as probably permanently damaging the Rust Belt.) Personally, what I worry about more on the left is not “woke-ism,” but the trendy socialist/ironic/weird outlets like Jacobin or Chapo Trap House, which seem to be doing their damndest to convince younger, more impressionable and less educated people that the whole country is fucked; it’s designed to be fucked because capitalism is fucked; and only its imminent collapse will allow for problems to be solved through revolution/redistribution. Believe me, that sentiment is becoming a real problem, and the people who buy into it are every bit as ideologically rigid, illiberal, and closed to inquiry as those on the rabid right.Next up, listeners sound off on last week’s episode with Fraser Nelson, the British journalist who sized up the prime minister race. The first comment comes from “a long-time libertarian in Massachusetts”:I’ve been reading the Dish for about a year and finally subscribed thanks to your fascinating interview with Fraser Nelson. I was particularly glad to be alerted to Kemi Badenoch.It’s taken awhile to pull the trigger on subscribing to the Dish because of your Trump bashing, since you sound more like Hillary Clinton than William Buckley. I’m perfectly fine with bashing Trump, but I prefer to see it paired with an acknowledgment of the forces that created him, i.e. the abandonment of the middle class by the two major parties, particularly the Democrats. I do think half the country would lose its mind if Trump runs again, so in that sense I sympathize with your sentiments. But the larger context is essential.Some episodes our listener might appreciate — ones sympathetic to the concerns of middle-class Trump voters — include Michael Anton, Mickey Kaus, Ann Coulter and David French. More on the Fraser Nelson pod:Thank you for an outstanding episode. Nelson has almost persuaded me to take out a Spectator subscription! I thought he summed up eloquently and fairly the state of the Conservative Party, Johnson, Sunak and Truss, and the challenges that lie ahead.Like many Brexiteers — and Nelson half-acknowledges this — the Tories have not grappled with the realities of Brexit. The most obvious lacuna in your discussion was the economy. You cannot leave the EU and not increase the size of the state. You have to have more customs arrangements (as we have recently seen at Dover), more vets, more checks and so on, ad nauseam. It’s all very well for conservatives to argue for a smaller state, but they haven’t defined what that will look like and how the services people use now (education, transport, local government, the legal system etc) will be improved, i.e. funded to a better extent than now. Underfunding is obvious and no amount of arguing “we can do it more efficiently” will cut it — the Tories have had 12 years to fix this.Moreover, picking fights with the EU has meant less investment, reduced business confidence and increased uncertainty — except of course in Northern Ireland, which has access to the single market and where business is booming. Listen to NFU President Minette Batters talk about the issues surrounding Truss’s free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand, or fishermen now dealing with the consequences of Brexit. They were once fans. Not so much now.James Carville once said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Promising tax cuts now when much of the Western world is likely to enter a recession is ridiculously irresponsible, but hey ho, it’s a political campaign and reality will bite once we have a new prime minister, whoever she is.Also, I look forward to hearing Marina Hyde on the Dishcast!This next listener takes issue with some of my phrasing:I enjoyed the Nelson episode overall! But I have to take issue with a rare faux pas from you, where you said that Rishi Sunak is “himself obviously a globalist, just by his very career and nature.” I can’t really understand how you came to this conclusion. Is anyone who worked overseas for some time a “globalist”? Are you a “globalist” because your moved to America? What about Sunak’s “nature” makes him so?Back in 2016, Sunak supported Brexit, which was seen as the losing bet, despite much pressure from David Cameron. And he has set out very clearly in his leadership campaign that he thinks, for example, we need to be tougher on border control. Neither of these things strike me as globalist, nor a return to the Cameron era.On the other hand, I agree with your characterisation of Truss — who voted Remain before undergoing a miraculous and instantaneous change of heart the day after her side lost — as a “dime-store Thatcher.”Speaking of border control, here’s David Goodhart — also from a British perspective — on why elites favor open borders:One more listener on Fraser pod:As a Spectator subscriber (and Glasgow Uni man), I very much enjoyed Fraser Nelson. Mishearing (I think) at around the 37 minute mark when he seemed to refer to Boris getting a first at Oxford, I was reminded of this fine b****y exchange with David Cameron in the Sunday Times back in the day:Surely Boris has been the man Cameron had to beat, ever since they were at school together. 'This is one of the great myths of politics', says the PM [Cameron]. 'These things grow up and it's so long ago no one challenges them, but I don't think we really knew each other at school, he was a couple of years ahead of me. He was very clever.'Then Cameron explodes into a beaming grin. 'But', he says exultantly. 'Boris didn't get a First! I only discovered that on the Panorama programme the other night... I didn't know that'. He is suddenly lit up, almost punching the air with joy.And in that outburst of public-schoolboy competitiveness — Cameron, of course, did get a First — he reveals everything we've always thought about him.Also, when Boris was described as believing the untrue things he said at the time he said them, I’m reminded of George Costanza’s credo that “it’s not a lie if you believe it!” (which, for a fairly left liberal Tory, you’d perhaps take over a Trump analogy).Lastly, a listener looks to a potential guest:If you wish to continue to mine the vein of the global power landscape, its recent evolution this century, and its implications: Condoleezza Rice. She has an interesting perspective from one whose expertise is Russia and is a past practitioner of American statecraft with Russia and China.Thanks, as always, for the suggestion. Get full access to The Weekly Dish at andrewsullivan.substack.com/subscribe
As Sunak and Truss trade blows in a classic blue-on-blue bout, we ask if we've really seen the end of the Johnson era. Plus, we unpack the crises either candidate will face should they win. Growing NHS waiting lists, queues in Dover and an ever-deepening cost of living crisis. Do either of them have a plan? This week's guest is New Statesman deputy political editor Rachel Wearmouth. “I wonder if Sunak has lacked the stomach for the fight, that kind of killer instinct.” – Rachel Wearmouth "Truss is running a targeted campaign. Sunak is running a glossy PR campaign." – Rachel Wearmouth "If you're mansplaining, you're losing." – Rachel Wearmouth "Truss is the Boris Johnson continuity candidate." – Rachel Wearmouth "It's a bunch of old men saying, I like her, she reminds me of Thatcher." – Alex Andreou "We heard more about earrings and shoes than we did about climate change." – Naomi Smith www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Ros Taylor with Alex Andreou and Naomi Smith. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Alex Rees, Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Another week of blue-on-blue infighting, as Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak take chunks out of each other in a series of television debates. To assess the fallout, Rafael Behr sits in for John Harris and is joined by the Observer's Sonia Sodha and Will Tanner from the centre-right thinktank Onward. And after Wednesday's rail strikes, we look at how the public feel when it comes to nationalisation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
Shortly after an agreement that ended the blockade of Ukrainian ports by Russia, the port city of Odesa comes under Russian missile attack. We hear from the Ukrainian MP for Odesa. Also in the programme: China braces itself for more heatwaves while the government increases coal production to keep up with electricity demands; and travel is disrupted for those going to France through the UK port of Dover, where holidaymakers face up to six hours of traffic. (Photo: The Potemkin Steps is a giant stairway in Odesa, Ukraine. The stairs are considered a formal entrance into the city from the direction of the sea and are the best known symbol of Odesa. Credit: copyright BBC / Richard Sowersbykin)