Delusional Liz Cheney loses by 37 points, compares herself to Abraham Lincoln. Clay says, "This is like not making your high school basketball team and declaring for the NBA." What's next for Cheney, a show at MSNBC or a run for president? Clay explains why he thinks George Bush is the worst two-term president in modern times. Biden (who still has not visited border since being president) border disaster continues: Border arrests top 2021 record, on pace for 2 million by end of September! Buck says, "There's a different set of rules for the illegals, so that they can break more laws." Credit to Texas Governor Greg Abbott for exposing Democrats on illegal immigration. Buck could just walk steps to see New York City moving illegal immigrants into famed luxury Times Square hotel, at tax payers' expense. Buck discovers that Costco has some great deals for his upcoming honeymoon.Follow Clay & Buck on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/clayandbuckSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Last week, after more than a year of drama and deal-cutting, the Senate passed a complicated piece of legislation called the Inflation Reduction Act. Its name notwithstanding, it's being celebrated as the most important piece of climate legislation in the history of this country. And that is “a pretty low bar,” the staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells David Remnick, “because they've never really passed a piece of legislation on climate change.” While far smaller than the proposed Build Back Better legislation, Kolbert says, the bill includes significant tax credits that will incentivize the adoption of lower-carbon technologies. But the name of the bill, which seems to recognize that the mass of voters care more about the price of oil than a habitable planet, suggests that the political headwinds have not slackened. “George Bush famously said back in the early nineties [that] our way of life is not up for negotiation,” Kolbert notes. “Well… our way of life may not be compatible with dealing with climate change.” She mentions the recent devastating floods in Kentucky, a red state; “Is Kentucky now going to go vote for people who are firmly committed to climate action? I sadly don't expect that to happen.” Kolbert is the author of books including “The Sixth Extinction” and “Under a White Sky.”
Am 31. Juli 1991 unterzeichneten US-Präsident George Bush und sein sowjetischer Amtskollege Michail Gorbatschow den START-Vertrag. Zehn Jahre hatten die beiden Staaten über den Vertrag zur Reduzierung strategischer Atomwaffen verhandelt.
Akkurat som på Jesu tid sitter korrupsjonen nå i høysetet. Når jeg leser og hører om korrupsjonen i USA er det ikke til å tro. Tidligere FBI-sjefer på rekke og rad er korrupte. Som Louis Freeh som var FBI-sjef under Bill Clinton og George Bush. Det er nærliggenede å tenke at disse menneskene som selger sine tjenster til høystbydende heller ikke har noen respekt for det som på amerikansk kalles «valgets integritet». Hvorfor skulle de det? De anser ikke noe for hellig. De vil innføre valg der man ikke trenger legitimere seg for å stemme. Da blir valget en farse. Legg merke til at det norske establishment er på samme side som de korrupte Demokratene og mediene: De kaller også dette voter suppression. Videoen er klar til å sees via Odysee, der vi nå har en egen Podcast kanal! Lag en konto på Odysee her! – Odysee vil da gi oss poeng som hjelper oss å klatre i algoritmene! Følg oss på Rumble. Følg oss også på PodBean, iTunes og alle steder der podcasts finnes. Husk å rate oss med 5 stjerner, så flere likesinnede sannhetssøkere finner oss der! Bestill gode bøker fra Document forlag: Kjøp «Et varslet energisjokk» her!
Anfang der 1990er-Jahre war der Kolumbianer Pablo Escobar der mächtigste Drogenboss der Welt. In den vorausgegangenen 15 Jahren hatte er die Kokainproduktion industrialisiert, das Medellín-Kartell aufgebaut und er war Schätzungen zufolge damals der reichste Mensch auf der Erde. Seine Skrupellosigkeit war so grenzenlos wie sein Ehrgeiz. Zahllose Polizisten und Politiker wurden bestochen oder ermordet. Kolumbien verwandelte sich faktisch in ein Bürgerkriegsland, in dem sich Armee und Drogenmafia bekämpften. Auch US-Präsident George Bush erklärte Escobar zum Staatsfeind Nummer 1. 1991 schließlich kam es zu Friedensverhandlungen zwischen Escobar und der Regierung mit einer kuriosen Abmachung: Escobar stellt sich der Polizei und kommt ins Gefängnis – in ein Privat-Gefängnis, das er zuvor selbst nach seinem Geschmack hat bauen lassen, und das er zwar nicht verlassen darf, wo er aber letztlich machen kann, was er will.
Titanic, American Beauty, George Bush and Bill Clinton... all big factors of the last decade of the 20th century. In his new book on this period, Chuck Klosterman follows some incredibly insightful, philosophical and sociological comments, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to 9/11. Chuck talks to Dave about the significance of the Nineties
Facing Nolan captures the life of Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, arguably one of the greatest pitchers of all time. His 51 records and 27 seasons across four decades are the stuff of lore. It wasn't always so. Even as the Ryan Express was chalking up strikeouts and no-hitters like no one before him, or since, Nolan Ryan was surprisingly undervalued. Oddly enough, he may still be. What better way to understand Ryan's fierce competitive spirit and otherworldly talent than actually asking the Hall of Famers who had to face his 100-mph fastball, or 12-6 curveball on a regular basis. In acclaimed filmmaker Bradley Jackson's documentary about this living Texas legend, Nolan Ryan is revealed by those who know him best – his family, teammates, and even former US presidents. “I can't think of an athlete that is more associated with a state than Nolan Ryan is for Texas.” - Nolan Ryan Watch the full interview at https://factualamerica.com Time Stamps: 00:00 - The trailer for Facing Nolan.04:49 - A synopsis of what the documentary is about.06:06 - Why so many teams undervalued Nolan Ryan.09:00 - Why some people don't like his pitching.11:00 - How the baseball legends responded to being asked to be on the film.13:20 - What it was like being a batter against Nolan Ryan.15:46 - How Bradley Jackson got involved with the making of the film.18:27 - What Nolan thinks about pitching today.21:54 - The effect his wife had on his career.23:29 - What it's like making a film with a baseball legend.27:43 - How Nolan responds to the incident with Robin Ventura.32:30 - What he means as a sports figure for the state of Texas.34:15 - How Bradley Jackson got an interview with George Bush.37:46 - The next project he is working on. Resources: Facing Nolan (2022) MovieMaker Magazine Innersound Audio Alamo Pictures Connect with Bradley Jackson:IMDb Twitter Connect with Matthew Sherwood: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Connect with Factual America: Facebook Instagram Twitter More from Factual America: Neymar: The Perfect Chaos - The Director's Perspective Dear Rider: Snowboarding Legend Jake Burton Mike Tyson: The Truth Behind the Knockouts
Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded July 10th, 2022 Twenty-five hundred years or so ago, storied Chinese general and reputed author of The Art of War observed, "There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare." Today, twenty and some years into George Bush's "generational war", Sun Tzu's wise maxim seems to have eluded the modern masters of war. The NATO Alliance has spent the 21st Century hopscotching from country to country dealing death and destruction as it goes with the abandon of a malicious child on an ant hill, wantonly thumbing flat people, nations, and the very concept of International Law until. In 2022, we find ourselves on the threshold of another global war, one leading through Russia to a final confrontation with China. John Helmer is a journalist, author, and principle behind the web news site, Dances with Bears. He's a past scholar, and advisor to government at the highest level, and spent decades living in and reporting from Russia. His many book titles include: ‘The Lie That Shot Down MH-17, ‘Skripal in Prison,' ‘The Man Who Knows Too Much About Russia,' and his latest, ‘The Jackals' Wedding: American Power, Arab Revolt‘ is newly out. His recent article, 'The Coming Verdict in the MH17 Trial is Certain, and Double Dutch' reminds, NATO's determination for a war against Russia in Ukraine is a multi-layered operation, predating anything Russia has done. Today, John Helmer and Dutch courts doing double duty and NATO's media doing its damnedest to get and keep the war on Russia going. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing since 1998; in Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: cfuv.ca. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com/
Es el presidente número 46 de EEUU, ha sido el que ha desbancado a Donald Trump, tiene 79 años. Se trata de Joe Biden, el personaje más importante del mundo y la figura política que más manda en todo el planeta. Sin embargo, también es uno de los grandes desconocidos para la gente. Todo el mundo puede decir quiénes eran antes y qué hacían Donald Trump o George Bush, pero de Biden se sabe muy poco, salvo que estuvo de vicepresidente un tiempo con Barack Obama.
Bohemian Grove mætti líkja við sumarbúðir fyrir volduga og ríka karlmenn. Þeir koma saman einu sinni á ári og eyða tveimur vikum saman á stóru landsvæði sem kallast Bohemian Grove. Samkvæmt þeim er þetta bara chill og næs með bjór en samkvæmt fyrrverandi meðlim þá eru haldnar stórfurðulegar seremóníur þar sem þeir klæða sig í rauða sloppa, syngja lag og henda beinagrind úr við í eld. Dæmi um meðlimi eru allir Repúblikana forsetar síðan 1923 eins og George Bush, Richard Nixon - og hver veit nema Trump hafi verið þarna líka? Þetta er eitt stórt WTF? Ps. Textinn er; "You make me happy when skies are gray" - 0 stig á okkur báðar
This week, Marisa and Ethan continue discussing the infamous 5 Families that supposedly rule the world. This week, they discuss the Morgan, Dupont, and Bush families. On the surface it is clear there are some shady behaviors in the families, but could there be something more sinister at play? Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conspiracycouple/ Email us with your conspiracy suggestions @ firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter: @ https://twitter.com/CCpodcast22 Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX8KuK8MYKMX5NTG6_XKXnQ Conspiracy Links: https://sarajevotimes.com/five-families-ruling-world-centuries/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/Rothschild-family https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/does-the-rothschild-family-control-every-central-bank-in-the-world/Content?oid=3505592 https://www.history.com/news/titanic-sinking-conspiracy-myths-jp-morgan-olympic https://www.memri.org/reports/article-jordanian-daily-rothschilds-were-behind-assassinations-lincoln-kennedy https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/11/08/malcolm-roberts-has-a-jfk-conspiracy-theory/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/19/the-rothschilds-a-pamphlet-by-satan-and-conspiracy-theories-tied-to-a-battle-200-years-ago/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_family https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/1796 https://www.ranker.com/list/dark-rockefeller-family-facts/harrison-tenpas https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/01/28/author-roger-stones-latest-conspiracy-theory-george-h-w-bush-behind-reagan-assassination-attempt/ https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/George_Bush_family_conspiracy_theory https://www.britannica.com/biography/Orlando-Letelier https://time.com/6096903/september-11-legal-history/ https://www.americanheritage.com/blood-relations-rise-and-fall-du-ponts-delaware The Most Powerful Families Who Secretly Run The World?- the Infographics Show This Family Secretly Rules The World- King Luxury Who Is The Rothschild Family & How Much Power Do They Have?- NowThis World What's Up With All the Rothschild Conspiracies?- Mr. Beat The Dark History Of The Rockefeller Family Exposed- Weird History Operation Condor: Terror in South America- Step Back DuPont: The Most Evil Business in the World- Jake Tran
Was 9/11 a propaganda event?My Guest on RichardGage911:UNLEASHED! is Dr. Piers Robinson!What is propaganda and what role does it play in democracy?How was propaganda deployed by the Government, and the media, on & following 9/11?Who is Hill+Knowlton? Who hired them? What role did they play in the lead up to war in Iraq?What role did propaganda play with respect to enabling the Global War on Terror” and “regime change war doctrine”?What is revealed in the planning documents and exchanges between Tony Blair & George Bush immediately following 9/11?Who was Edward Bernays? How has he shaped the minds of Americans?What are the techniques & mechanisms of propaganda?How was the deception of omissions and distortions used on 9/11?Was “deception” deployed to initiate the subsequent wars?1. Afghanistan: “democracy/rights” narrative?2. Iraq: with the “WMD” narrative?3. Syria and Libya: with the “evil dictator” and “chemical weapon” narrativesHow does the legacy media maintain these deceptions?How are these deceptions maintained in the academic communities?How was “suppression of science” arrayed against the work of Steve Jones, Kevin Ryan, Niels Harrit and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks WTC 7 Study?How is the “conspiracy theorist” smear tactic used? And where did it originate?Who is the government official Cass Sunstein? And what is “Cognitive Infiltration”How can we, as citizens, see through propaganda in real time?What is the best way to expose propaganda when we find it?Become an RG911 Member!My Guest on RichardGage911:UNLEASHED is Piers Robinson, PhD.He is currently:· the co-director of the Organization for Propaganda Studies· the co-editor of Propaganda in Focus· the convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media· an associated researcher with the Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 Global War on Terror· and a member of PANDA (Pandemics - Data & Analytics)He has held academic posts such as:· Professor/Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism, School of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield (2016-2019)· Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Manchester (2005-2016)· Lecturer in Political Communication, University of Liverpool (1999-2005)He researches and writes about international politics, communications, and contemporary propaganda with a particular focus on war and conflict.He is author of The CNN Effect: the myth of news foreign policy and intervention (Routledge 2002), co-author of Pockets of Resistance: British News Media, War and Theory in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (Manchester University Press 2010)He is the co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security (2017).
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https://www.salon.com/2004/09/14/kelley_2/ "George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara dismissed Bill Clinton as a pathetic hillbilly when he challenged the incumbent in 1992. But, Kelley writes, Clinton was one of the few Bush opponents who knew how to back them down. As colorful stories from Clinton's sexual past in Arkansas began to surface during the campaign, a Clinton aide began digging into the senior Bush's own robust adultery. This included, writes Kelley, two long affairs -- one with Jennifer Fitzgerald, Bush's White House deputy chief of protocol, who, as the Washington Post once slyly put it, "has served President-elect George Bush in a variety of positions," and one with an Italian woman with whom he set up house in a New York apartment in the 1960s. The Clinton aide told Kelley, "I took my list of Bush women, including one whom he had made an ambassador, to his campaign operatives. I said I knew we were vulnerable on women, but I wanted to make damn sure they knew they were vulnerable too." After the eruption over Clinton's mistress Gennifer Flowers died down, sexual infidelity did in fact become a moot issue in the campaign." https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=143701 https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/06/28/cassidy-hutchinsons-path-trusted-insider-explosive-witness/ Hutchinson had a sudden rise to find herself as the center of power. During the first impeachment trial, Hutchinson grew close to Meadows as a legislative affairs staffer in the White House, former advisers said. Once he was named chief of staff in March 2020, he immediately elevated her, a former adviser said, and she eventually became his principal assistant. She was given an office next to his, which in turn put her a few doors away from the Oval Office. Brendan Buck, a former aide to House speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), said in an interview that Hutchinson “was always by his side … when there were meetings you'd expect to be principal level or very small senior staff level, he would always insist she was in the room.” Buck said she was usually a quiet presence. “She was largely there to take notes,” Buck said. “It's just unusual to have a relatively junior aide to either be in principal level or senior staff level, but it was his call, so we deferred to him.” She was viewed throughout the White House as speaking for Meadows when she gave other staff members orders, and regularly said “Mark wants” or “the chief says” — the chief being Meadows. A former White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions, said that Hutchinson traveled constantly with Meadows, going on Air Force One, answering his calls, and getting texts from members of Congress. Key members of the White House staff who wanted to get a message to Trump or Meadows often went through her. Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSFVD7Xfhn7sJY8LAIQmH8Q/join https://odysee.com/@LukeFordLive, https://lbry.tv/@LukeFord, https://rumble.com/lukeford https://dlive.tv/lukefordlivestreams Listener Call In #: 1-310-997-4596 Superchat: https://entropystream.live/app/lukefordlive Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/lukeford/ Soundcloud MP3s: https://soundcloud.com/luke-ford-666431593 Code of Conduct: https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=125692 https://www.patreon.com/lukeford http://lukeford.net Email me: email@example.com or DM me on Twitter.com/lukeford Support the show | https://www.streamlabs.com/lukeford, https://patreon.com/lukeford, https://PayPal.Me/lukeisback Facebook: http://facebook.com/lukecford Feel free to clip my videos. It's nice when you link back to the original.
The biggest attack in America rocked the nation on september 11th 2001, 20 years later oddities are still left unanswered, was their ill will that day by the CIA or was it radicalized zealots? "FAMILY JEWELS" (cia.gov)
This week, Marisa and Ethan discuss the infamous 5 Families that supposedly rule the world, starting with the Rothschild and Rockefeller families. Are these families a part of the new world order and a secret plot to rule the world? Or are they just rich families with shady pasts? Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conspiracycouple/ Email us with your conspiracy suggestions @ firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter: @ https://twitter.com/CCpodcast22 Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX8KuK8MYKMX5NTG6_XKXnQ Conspiracy Links: https://sarajevotimes.com/five-families-ruling-world-centuries/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/Rothschild-family https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/does-the-rothschild-family-control-every-central-bank-in-the-world/Content?oid=3505592 https://www.history.com/news/titanic-sinking-conspiracy-myths-jp-morgan-olympic https://www.memri.org/reports/article-jordanian-daily-rothschilds-were-behind-assassinations-lincoln-kennedy https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/11/08/malcolm-roberts-has-a-jfk-conspiracy-theory/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/19/the-rothschilds-a-pamphlet-by-satan-and-conspiracy-theories-tied-to-a-battle-200-years-ago/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_family https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/1796 https://www.ranker.com/list/dark-rockefeller-family-facts/harrison-tenpas https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/01/28/author-roger-stones-latest-conspiracy-theory-george-h-w-bush-behind-reagan-assassination-attempt/ https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/George_Bush_family_conspiracy_theory https://www.britannica.com/biography/Orlando-Letelier https://time.com/6096903/september-11-legal-history/ https://www.americanheritage.com/blood-relations-rise-and-fall-du-ponts-delaware The Most Powerful Families Who Secretly Run The World?- the Infographics Show This Family Secretly Rules The World- King Luxury Who Is The Rothschild Family & How Much Power Do They Have?- NowThis World What's Up With All the Rothschild Conspiracies?- Mr. Beat The Dark History Of The Rockefeller Family Exposed- Weird History Operation Condor: Terror in South America- Step Back DuPont: The Most Evil Business in the World- Jake Tran
Brett Tolman, Right on Crime Executive Director and the former Utah United States Attorney, is this week's guest on Liberty & Justice with Matt Whitaker, Episode 20. Brett and Matt discuss the Supreme Court's term including recent opinions like Dobbs-which overturned Roe- and the New York conceal carry case plus conservative criminal justice reform. Every episode of Liberty & Justice can be watched at Whitaker.tv.SAVE MISSOURI VALUES PAC is this week's sponsor.Brett L. Tolman is the executive director for Right on Crime (rightoncrime.com). He was a leading figure in the drafting and passage of the First Step Act, one of the most sweeping reforms of the federal criminal justice system in decades. Tolman continues to advise the White House and many members of Congress on such issues. He is an attorney and founder of the Tolman Group focusing on public policy and government reform. Previously, he was a shareholder at Ray Quinney and Nebeker and served as chair of the firm's White Collar, Corporate Compliance, and Government Investigations section. For the past 10 years, Tolman has defended corporations and executives in all manner of state and federal criminal and regulatory actions across the country.Prior to entering private practice, Tolman was appointed by President George Bush in 2006 as the United States Attorney for the District of Utah and held that office for nearly 4 years from 2006-2009. As U.S. Attorney, he was responsible for cutting-edge cases addressing such issues as international adoption fraud, mortgage fraud, international marriage fraud, sex and human trafficking, terrorism, and breaches of national security. In 2009 he handled the prosecution of Brian David Mitchell, the alleged kidnapper of Elizabeth Smart. From 2008-2009 he was selected by Attorney General Michael Mukasey to serve as special advisor to the attorney general on national and international policy issues affecting United States attorneys and the Department of Justice. Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Tolman served as chief counsel for crime and terrorism to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.During his career, Tolman has testified multiple times in the United States Congress and assisted in drafting and passing many pieces of legislation affecting state and federal criminal justice systems. These include the First Step Act of 2018, the Corrections Act, the Sentencing Reform Act, the Justice for All Act of 2004, Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (2005), the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, and the Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act (2006). He is a frequent contributor on Fox News and No Spin News with Bill O'Reilly.SAVE MISSOURI VALUES PAC is this week's sponsor.Matthew G. Whitaker was acting Attorney General of the United States (2018-2019). Prior to becoming acting Attorney General, Mr. Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General. He was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa by President George W. Bush, serving from 2004-2009. Whitaker was the managing partner of Des Moines based law firm, Whitaker Hagenow & Gustoff LLP from 2009 until rejoining DOJ in 2017. He was also the Executive Director for FACT, The Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust, an ethics and accountability watchdog, between 2014 and 2017. Mr. Whitaker is Author of the book--Above the Law, The InFedBiz'5 is Your Definitive Resource to Accelerating Government SalesSeries of 5-minute podcasts designed to help federal contractors find and win businessListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
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Cynthia McKinney was the first African-American woman from Georgia elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1992. With a background in foreign policy, McKinney used her seat on the Armed Services and International Relations Committees to address human rights issues. She later left the Democratic party and ran for President as a Green Party candidate and Vice President under Jesse Ventura. She lobbied for the release of FBI documents on the murder of MLK Jr and Tupac, she attempted to have George Bush, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice impeached, and recently she wrote the book, When China Sneezes: From the Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis. This episode is primarily focused on the atrocities committed by governments against their own people. It gets a bit wild, I try to provide fact checks, with links below to the crazier parts! https://www.claritypress.com/product/when-china-sneezes-from-the-coronavirus-lockdown-to-the-global-politico-economic-crisis/ https://phmpt.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/reissue_5.3.6-postmarketing-experience.pdf https://igorchudov.substack.com/p/fact-checking-dr-malone-deaths-up?s=r https://www.thecentersquare.com/indiana/indiana-life-insurance-ceo-says-deaths-are-up-40-among-people-ages-18-64/article_71473b12-6b1e-11ec-8641-5b2c06725e2c.html https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/myocarditis-and-pericarditis-after-covid-19-vaccination/myocarditis-and-pericarditis-after-covid-19-vaccination-guidance-for-healthcare-professionals https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj-2021-068665 https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/jun/15/blog-posting/pentagon-didnt-admit-there-are-46-us-funded-biolab/ https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/03/02/bats-gene-editing-and-bioweapons-recent-darpa-experiments-raise-concerns-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ https://hnewswire.com/the-project-for-a-new-american-century-the-age-of-bioweapons-20-years-of-psychological-terror https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio HELP ME CROWDFUND MY GAMESTOP BOOK. Go to https://wen-moon.com to join the crowdfunding campaign and pre-order To The Moon: The GameStop Saga! If you haven't already and you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to this podcast and our mailing list, and don't forget, my book, Brexit: The Establishment Civil War, is now out, you'll find the links in the description below. You can listen to the show on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/5AYWZh12d92D4PDASG4McB?si=5835f2cf172d47cd&nd=1 Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chatter/id1273192590 Google Podcasts - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5wb2RpYW50LmNvL2NoYXR0ZXIvcnNzLnhtbA And all major podcast platforms. Watch Us On Odysee.com - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@TheJist:4 Sign up and watch videos to earn crypto-currency! Buy Brexit: The Establishment Civil War - https://amzn.to/39XXVjq Mailing List - https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thejist Twitter - https://twitter.com/Give_Me_TheJist Website - https://thejist.co.uk/ Music from Just Jim – https://soundcloud.com/justjim
As an attorney, Val Ackerman can usually see both sides. But not on this topic. With bona fides that include an early Title IX basketball scholarship to Virginia, a law degree from UCLA, being tapped by David Stern in 1996 to help design the WNBA, sitting with Pres. George Bush at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 as the first female President of USA Basketball, and thoughts born of her current position as the Commissioner of the Big East, Val Ackerman is certain of one thing. The men and women should play the Final Four in the same city at the same time. She tells us why, along with theories about NIL and how the Big East offers value beyond money. Val Ackerman is fearless - she grew up minutes from where Washington crossed the Delaware. And one of them is in the Naismith Hall of Fame.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/330 Presented By: Trxstle, Bearvault, LakeLady Custom Rods, Stonefly Nets Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Andy Mill, an athlete, broadcaster, angler, and author, shares his passion-filled stories of competing at the highest level in multiple sports. We talk about some of the remarkable guests they've had on the Mill House Podcast. We dig into his award-winning book, Passion for Tarpon - how it came to be and who mentored him to write it. And we find out what his yearly routine looks like, living the rest of his days to the fullest. Andy also shares how he met Chris Evert, one of the greatest women tennis players of all time, their family set up then and now, and their visits to the white house, hanging out with ex-president George Bush. Lots of good stuff in this episode! Show Notes with Andy Mill and the Mill House Podcast 03:00 - Tom Evan is the greatest big-game saltwater fly guy of all time. He caught a 273-pound blue marlin on a 16-pound tippet, 194-pound tarpon on a 12-pound, and broke Billy Pate's record of 188 pounds on a 16 - Tom caught a 191. Tom Evans, Dean Butler and Al Diporak were on the Mill House Podcast. 05:45 - Ernest Schwiebert wrote the book Matching the Hatch. Ernest taught Andy how to fly cast. 07:00 - Andy talks about his skiing career in the 60s and 70s. He was in the Aspen Valley Ski Club and joined the ski Olympics. 14:28 - "The difference between being good and great as a fisherman - good fisherman catch a lot of fish and big fish, a great fisherman can catch the fish that doesn't want to be caught. The difference between a good and great guide is a good guide can find fish but a great guide can find a fish that doesn't want to be found" 17:10 - Harry Spear became Andy's mentor. Harry refined Andy to become a tournament angler. Seven years later, Andy started fishing tournaments. 18:00 - Flip Pallot was on the podcast at WFS 070 18:45 - Andy wrote the book, Passion for Tarpon after winning some tournaments 21:00 - Andy married Chris Evert, the number 1 tennis player in the 70s and one of the greatest of all time, and they've got 3 sons. Andy tells the story of how they met. 26:30 - We talk about what makes Aspen special 29:00 - Andy and Chris used to hang out with ex-president George Bush and some other famous folks 36:00 - Andy and his son Nicky founded the Mill House Podcast. We talk about some of the remarkable guests they've had on the show. 36:40 - They interviewed Billy Knowles a year ago. He passed away this year. 37:55 - They had Neal Beidleman on the podcast. He was a guide on Mt. Everest in 1996 where 8 people died from a storm. Neal was credited a large role in assisting clients off the mountain to safety. 39:00 - After he got injured, Andy started a show "Ski with Andy Mill". He covered the 92 and 94 Olympics for CBS. He also worked as a broadcast for 20 years. 40:00 - After 20 years of broadcasting, he got offered to host a fishing show by the Outdoor Life Network 41:45 - Andy had a part-time gig with Good Morning America where he was a segment host. He also wrote for magazines like Tail Fly Fishing 42:45 - Jim Teeny was on the podcast at WFS 005 42:55 - Roland Martin was known for bass fishing but when Andy asked him, he said "tarpon on a fly" was his favorite 47:15 - Andy just had a shoulder operation which is already his 23rd operation 47:50 - In spring, Andy and his son tarpon fish for 6 weeks in the Keys. Then to Aspen, get in a high country for elk hunting. Then in Sept and early Oct, they hunt in Colorado and Montana for elk with bow and arrows. Then to Florida to play golf till February. Then back to the Keys. 51:27 - We talk about his son Nicky, how he's chasing his own heart 55:10 - We talk about the TV show, Sportsman's Journal with Andy Mill (1990s) - watch one of the episodes below 57:50 - Andy won more tarpon tournaments than anyone. There are only 3 guys that won a bonefish, tarpon, and permit tournament - Andy was the first one who did it. 58:50 - They had David Mangum on the podcast 1:02:40 - The most downloaded episode of the Mill House Podcast is their episode with Flip Pallot with over 40k downloads 1:05:10 - Joan Wulff was on the podcast at WFS 100 1:05:45 - Andy knew Lefty Kreh. Lefty mentored him in the book he wrote. They're good friends. 1:22:00 - Andy played football in college and was a quarterback. He played baseball as a pitcher. He also raced road bikes. 1:22:50 - The most exciting thing he's done today is big bull elking with bow and arrows 1:24:15 - Andy demonstrates how to cow call an elk. Really cool! Conclusion with Andy Mill and the Mill House Podcast So there you go. We heard a lot of cool stories today. Andy is an extraordinary guy, doing extraordinary things to everything he focuses on. I got to admit.. he's my idol now. I feel extra inspired to get out there, do what I love to do, and give it my all. Thank you, Andy for sharing these awesome stories. I hope you continue to live for as long as you like, doing great things for the industry we're in. For people out there who are struggling to focus on the thing you like to do, remember Andy - how he's able to excel in different things. Hopefully his story inspires you that if someone can do it, you can too! This is definitely my new favorite episode. Leave a comment or send me a DM on Instagram at @wetflyswing if you enjoyed this episode. Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/330
In this week's show UFOs, George Bush and obesity: A discussion with Kate Atkin: Kate is a speaker and facilitator who specialises in imposter Syndrome. It really is a phenomenon and one which I'd love to know more about. Contact Kate at https://www.kateatkin.com/ Question of the week: Are introverts happy that the extroverts and shouting out / answering the questions as they can then avoid the limelight? My takeaways from the discussion were: It's not a syndrome, it's a phenomena or “imposter chatter” Talk about experiencing it, rather than suffering from Accepting we can do something is not the same as hubris and arrogance. And that wonderful quote “True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less” (C.S. Lewis) What were yours? Add to a discussion on the Facebook page Activate Your Introvert I also briefly mentioned the discussion with Derek Arden about reframing, click to listen to that episode. What question would you like answered about introversion? Visit ActivateYourIntrovert.co.uk and let me know. I'll answer your question on the show, and you'd be welcome to join me on the show, if you like.
True Crime Tuesday presents: All Along The Watchtower: Murder At Fort Devens with Author, William J. Craig! William Tyree was a career soldier who rook pride on his family lineage of service to country and looked forward to swerving as well. He rose quickly and ran mission that seemed curious, but never asked questions, even after seeing things that raised his curiosity. William eventually was stationed at Fort Devens and met the love of his life, Elaine, and they married. In an unassuming apartment building on Washington Street, Elaine Tyree, a mother, wife, and US Army soldier, had her life brutally ripped from her. Her husband, William Tyree, a Special Forces soldier, was convicted of this heinous murder, which he has always vehemently denied. It is at this point reality stops, and the conspiracies begin! William J.Clark, the author of the book, joins TCT to talk about the circumstances of William Tyree's arrest, prosecution, and attempted appeals, and the forces that have made it impossible for Bill to prove his innocence! Get the book, "All Along The Watchtower" here: https://wildbluepress.com/all-along-the-watchtower-william-craig-true-crime/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
America has put out the welcome mat for terrorists, and they are coming in the open door, with new and creative ways to wage ‘jihad'. In this episode of The Terrorist Therapist Show, we look at two such stories of the new jihad: a foiled plot to assassinate former President George Bush and an ongoing threat from Afghans who don't understand why raping children is wrong. Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, a 52-year-old Iraqi national, living in America illegally, and supporting himself by smuggling terrorists into the U.S. throughthe Southern Border, cooked up a plot to assassinate President Bush. Why him? Because, as he confided in a man who turned out to be an FBI informant, he wanted to take revenge on Bush for killing Iraqis - and was willing to die a martyr for the cause. His plot - supported by ISIS and Al-Raed - has enough drama and intrigue for a Hollywood movie. A more insidious threat is the thousands of Afghans who were flown here after Biden surrendered to the Taliban. Some were heroes, who risked their livesto help American troops in Afghanistan. But, others, who snuck through the essentially non-existent vetting process, are jihadists. And still others may become jihadists when they get frustrated by their struggles to make a life here. Already, Afghans (in the U.S. and in other countries) are being arrested for raping children,much to their confusion and chagrin, because they claim it is acceptable in their culture.
This was a rather painful catch up week as we examined what happened in Uvalde Texas and reminded everyone that there is a great deal going on besides it. We tried to balance it out with genetically modified rage hamsters, Twitter being Twitter, George Dubya making making a gaff, and some highly questionable craft beers. In times like these where emotions run high, it's sometimes necessary to step back, breath, and look around to see the big picture. While the Republicans and Democrats are fighting over guns, what else is happening. As always, we invite you to have a drink with us and spend some time thinking things thru. Cheers! BeersFitzBombastic BrewingBrewers HavenFat Orange Cat BrewingWhite StoutMcShaneEvil TwinLemon MeringueEvil TwinBlue RaspberryHousekeepingWhat ever we need to coverNewsCurrent state of affairs - Viewing the Chess boardGun violenceUvaldeTook an Hour to go inUnlocked doorsCops waited for a key to enter?Resource cop drove by himParents we're on site trying to get their kids out while the cops did nothingUValde just had Active Shooter training 2 months agoUvalde AI Social Media Market collapseHungry Wartime state of emergencyWHO states 10 weeks of Wheat leftMonkeypox!It's cool we already bought 13M doses of VaxHouseholds can get up to 8 covid tests from the Gov!WHO and WEF both meet this week.. Coincidence i'm sure Reuters Depthy Interview ElonGATE!Twister Exec says Elon is Special NeedsRunning from James O'KeefGeorge Dubya BushWar in Iraq gaffWomen!Uterus Shaped CerealWomen to get time off for Period PainElection ShitLogan Paul Running for PresidentPrison Love turns Boon for MotelCasey White's Motel RoomHamster Rage
Become a Useful Idiot to get the extended interview: https://usefulidiots.substack.com/p/extended-episode-did-texas-police?r=je5va&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web Amid growing scrutiny of the police response to the Uvalde school massacre, Mike Prysner, producer of the Empire Files and Iraq war veteran, tell us: “In a way, they were accomplices to the mass shooter. The number of dead was aided by the police. Perhaps through cowardice or racism, Prysner says, the police stood outside and subdued parents while their kids were shot inside. “With car accidents, there are steps you can take to protect your child,” Prysner explains. “There's nothing you can do to protect them from guns other than move to Canada as a refugee of US violence.” Hear Prysner's full take on the shooting and guns in America, an important perspective from a veteran who once loved guns. Plus, in the extended episode Mike explains why he yelled at George Bush and how Memorial Day is only another militaristic holiday to whitewash a deadly and racist history. And watch Mike and Abby Martin's episode on the true history of Memorial Day, Used & Betrayed, and their important documentary Gaza Fights for Freedom. It's all this, and more, on this week's episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
While the US Government continues to write blank checks for the war in Ukraine and bloats the Pentagon budget to an obscene degree, the collapse at home continues as homelessness, inflation, poverty, addiction and other serious problems grow worse every day. Jimmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges discuss the rapidly approaching collapse of US hegemony across the globe. Plus a segment on Henry Kissinger's controversial recent acknowledgment that Ukraine will have to trade territory for peace. Also featuring Stef Zamorano, Kurt Metzger, and Mike MacRae! And phone calls from Barack Obama and George Bush, and Rick Perry!
On this Hacks & Wonks week-in-review, Crystal is joined by defense attorney, abolitionist and activist, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy. After reflecting on a tough news week across the country, Crystal and Nicole turn back to local happenings with a look at last-minute entries into Seattle judicial races and a breakdown of why these downballot positions are important. They then discuss how cities like Edmonds, Mercer Island and Seattle exacerbate the issue of homelessness by criminalizing camping in public spaces without actually providing adequate shelter or services to those already struggling. The show wraps up with Seattle City Council putting over $1M more towards police and Councilmember Andrew Lewis watering down his own bill to ensure app-based workers are paid a minimum wage. As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal, on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today's co-host, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, at @NTKallday. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com. Resources King County Elections - Who Has Filed - 2022 Candidate Filing: https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/who-has-filed.aspx “The Hunger Games of Housing” by Hannah Krieg from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2022/05/24/73946179/the-hunger-games-of-housing “Edmonds passes law criminalizing camping in public spaces — but lacks local homeless shelter options” by Greg Kim from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/edmonds-passes-law-criminalizing-homelessness-in-public-spaces-but-lacks-local-shelter-options/ “Mercer Island restricts camping on public property in near-unanimous vote” by Paige Cornwell from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/eastside/in-near-unanimous-vote-mercer-island-restricts-camping-on-public-property/ “Encampment at Woodland Park swept on a rainy Tuesday” by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue from Real Change: https://www.realchangenews.org/news/2022/05/18/encampment-woodland-park-swept-rainy-tuesday “The Seattle City Council Authorizes SPD to Spend Over $1 Million to Hire More Cops, With Millions More to Come” by Hannah Krieg from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2022/05/24/74009467/the-seattle-city-council-authorizes-spd-to-spend-over-1-million-to-hire-more-cops-with-millions-more-to-come “Seattle City Council OKs more than $1M for police incentives, recruitment despite opposition” by Sarah Grace Taylor from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-city-council-oks-1-5-million-for-police-hiring-incentives-despite-calls-more-law-enforcement-reforms/ Crosscut-Elway Poll - 2022 Seattle Public Safety: https://crosscut.com/sites/default/files/files/crosscut-elway-poll.pdf “Councilmember Andrew Lewis Guts His Own Policy, Excluding Thousands of App-Based Workers from a Minimum Wage” by Hannah Krieg from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2022/05/26/74095030/councilmember-andrew-lewis-guts-his-own-policy-excluding-thousands-of-app-based-workers-from-a-minimum-wage “Report shows Seattle's ‘app gap' in gig worker pay” by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue from Real Change: https://www.realchangenews.org/news/2022/05/25/report-shows-seattle-s-app-gap-gig-worker-pay Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Today, we're continuing our Friday almost-live shows where we review the news of the week with a cohost. Welcome back to the program today's co-host: defense attorney, abolitionist, and activist, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy. Hey! [00:00:52] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: Hey, thanks for having me again - I appreciate it, this is fun. [00:00:55] Crystal Fincher: This is fun - appreciate having you back. We just got done talking for a long time - that could have been a podcast and we're like, we should probably get started recording. There is a lot to talk about - obviously we are here in a week with so much news that is ridiculous and depressing. We generally focus on local politics and policy, but certainly - what can be said about the continuing rash of gun violence, racist violence - just it's a lot, it's a whole lot. And I don't know what to say about it that hasn't been said, but I'm just so, so exhausted and infuriated. And either people need - either policies need to change, or people need to change until we get people who will change policies. That's just where I'm at. [00:01:52] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: Yeah, absolutely. I think everything has been - everything gets watered down to the status quo on the Democrat side a lot of times, or the moderate side - it's the status quo. But the right just keeps pushing things further and further right, both in rhetoric and policy, and I think there was a time when people would be upset - George Bush got a second term, and I remember people saying - I'm gonna move to Canada, I'm going to get out of here. But then also not - there wasn't a connection with everyday life in the United States, I think, the way there is now. And so a lot of people that have been yelling about these conservative policies, or things taking effect that don't seem to have any material effect immediately are now all coming to fruition. And yeah, it's, it's really, really overwhelming. [00:02:55] Crystal Fincher: It is overwhelming. So, totally get that y'all might be having a rough time just making it through the day and keeping focused and handling all the responsibilities that just don't stop. 'Cause I'm feeling a lot of that too, but we do have other things to talk about today. In a continuation - filing week was last Friday, it concluded last Friday, there were a lot of candidates. It actually concluded at the end of the day - we record the podcast at the beginning of the day - and so there were a couple of late entries that I found very interesting, that we didn't have the opportunity to talk about. And they're in races that are often really overlooked - judicial races are so important, and a lot of times there are just incumbents who are never challenged. Occasionally a challenger will pop up, but information about them is so sparse, hard to understand exactly what they do have control of, what kind of a difference do they make. Why are judicial races so important? [00:04:11] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: Judicial races are important because there is - obviously judges have a huge amount of power in how they sentence, basically more or less, and also how they rule over trials. And I'm just talking about from a criminal perspective, but there are judges who are just basically like a second prosecutor in the room - that's how a lot of them are - that will help the state make their case, overlook a lot of their mistakes. And a lot of them get overturned on appeal and it's this gigantic time-waster, it's a waste of resources, but then also people are convicted in the meantime and have to - once something's overturned on appeal for, especially for a misdemeanor trial, that person's already served the sentence. It's good that it's - it's just a huge waste of resources. And judges could be doing so much more, but they're not for the most part. And also most of them are former prosecutors. [00:05:24] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, and just being limited to that one side of law - it's one perspective, but it's missing a lot of perspectives, whether it's a defense attorney or an advocate in other parts of the court system. Having a variety of perspectives and experience and background only helps in how you understand and are able to deal with the people who are appearing before you. And there's just a lot of discretion that people have. Some great follows on Twitter are those who live-tweet court proceedings, and it's really eye-opening to see the disparity between landlords who own a lot of properties and they're routinely in the court evicting people - and they have a great rapport with the judge, they know who they are, the other people in the court - they're all like pal, pal, buddy, buddy. And then there's someone who is obviously in a very hard time in their lives, a tough situation, oftentimes has never dealt with anything like this before, it's an intimidating process - and they feel like an outsider and lots of times they're treated like an outsider. And so it can just make such a huge difference. So there are two races, City of Seattle Municipal Court Judge Position 3, where the incumbent is Adam Eisenberg, has a challenger in Pooja Vaddadi who is actually an exciting challenger and filed at the very end of filing week. I saw that she just received the King County Democrats endorsement, is certainly talking about an approach to justice that respects and defends the law - but sees people for who they are and understands that the goal is to have an outcome that works for everybody and that makes everybody whole, keeps everyone safe, and is not just focused on punitive solutions that sometimes really backfire when it comes to making people safer, making people whole, and getting people, everyone back on the right track. What's your take on that? [00:07:37] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: When I think about judicial elections, I think back to when I was in law school and someone said to me - well, everybody in law school is rich, right, because law school costs a lot of money. And I was like - whoa, incredible. And, but it, to some degree, it's true - a lot of people I went to law school with - their parents were lawyers or, you know what I mean? That's just the way of things, and especially when we're talking about the commissioners who oversee housing stuff or the municipal court judges who only oversee misdemeanors, there is no understanding a lot of the times of what leads to these situations. So it always ends up being a personal failing, when what we're seeing is actually a systemic problem. But if you've never dealt with any of those systemic problems - if you've never had a car towed and it's been potentially catastrophic, then you don't understand why this is a problem. You don't understand why - you just don't understand a lot of things. There's no way to - and as defense attorneys, we spend a lot of time trying to explain that to judges. But I think to them, to a lot of them, it just sounds like excuses - and so to have a judge that has some life experience, that has worked with clients, the type of people that would be appearing in front of her - I think it's hopeful. And it's just something that we don't have - we don't get it very often. And it's so hard with judicial elections to get any real information because no judge in Seattle is going to come out and say - Everyone gets the max, that's my policy - that's not going to be a winning proposition in Seattle. So especially in a race for Adam Eisenberg's seat - Judge Eisenberg talks a lot about and has developed alternative programs for different things, but at the end of the day, if you don't appear in front of him all the time, you don't know that he criminalizes addiction, that he's not progressive, that what he's doing is actually harming people. And what he's doing is actually making sure that we have a system in place that can keep harming people. And that he is - operates like a second prosecutor in the room, helping the state constantly. There's just no way to know those things, and so that's what makes judicial elections really difficult - is because nobody's going to say that they stand for injustice, and so it's hard to parse out who has that experience and who doesn't. But I'm really excited to see that she jumped into the race. [00:10:32] Crystal Fincher: As am I. There is another contested race on the Seattle Municipal Court in Position 7, with Damon Shadid the incumbent being challenged - and I'm not sure how to pronounce her name, so apologies if I do mispronounce this - Nyjat Rose-Akins is the challenger. Now this is a bit of a different challenger than the last one, it appears. This is an attorney from our current, an attorney within our current City Attorney's office - meaning she's working for Republican Ann Davison right now. And all indications are - that office and those aligned with it are moving in a different direction than a lot of other folks in Seattle, has been a little different than most people are willing to accept within Seattle. So it's just going to be interesting to see what she says - I've actually not heard her speak yet, or seen much from her. So it will certainly be interesting to examine the record, to hear how she compares with the incumbent Judge Shadid - who has been a proponent of Community Court and of diversion and trying to do things that help reduce the chance of people re-offending, and that have a better record of reducing the chance that people re-offend. So running against that would seem that you're running against those things that may not be jail, but that are proven to be more effective in keeping people from committing further crime and getting on a positive path in their life. So that is certainly one to pay attention to. And so I just encourage us all to be aware, to talk to friends about it - 'cause these races often don't have a lot of money associated with them, they're at the very bottom of the ballot, lots of people overlook them, with so many being unopposed some people just miss the spots on the ballot where they do have an opponent. And these are really, really important decisions, particularly if we care about how things are turning out when it has to do with public safety and our criminal legal system, particularly in the City of Seattle. So those were definitely on my mind to look at and pay attention to. Another thing I wanted to talk about this week was a couple of developments in cities' policy towards the unhoused. We had a week where Edmonds passed a law criminalizing camping in public spaces, even though they don't have any local shelter options. And Hannah [Krieg] with The Stranger actually wrote a really good article this week titled, The Hunger Games of Housing. What did that talk about? [00:13:38] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: That talked about how, while the mayor or city council - whether it's Seattle, whether it's Edmonds - is constantly talking about people refusing shelter, but that shelter is actually non-existent. She lays out pretty carefully in the article that, in King County, there's about 40,000 homeless people and without shelter, and in order to get someone into permanent housing, most outreach workers want to get them into temporary shelter first because they have to get an ID, they need documents, things like that. And the sweeps that they're doing actually make getting people housed so much more difficult. So there's this intermediary step of temporary shelter, but 40,000 people without shelter, 3,000 temporary shelter beds. And so when there's this idea that - oh, everybody's just refusing housing, they're refusing housing - and that it doesn't exist. It just doesn't exist and it's a lie. And it always has been, and it's not just housing too - it's services. They say - oh, they're refusing services - but those services, they don't include inpatient mental health treatment or inpatient drug addiction or an alcohol treatment - these are not the things that people are being offered. We don't have these services. We don't have this housing. Those are things that we defunded a long time ago. And pretending as if it's just the problem of people refusing, I think just sets the stage for further abuses of people who already have nothing. And it's pretty - it's not just horrible, it's also making the problem worse. Because as people get pushed around the City, they're losing things - and I had this with - when I was a defense attorney, I would have a person who was already unsheltered and then they would be in jail over a misdemeanor for a week, a few days, or whatever it was and they would lose everything. And so then they have to go back to DESC, get a new sleeping bag, get a new tent, get new IDs, get a new EBT card - everything about it just made things so demonstrably worse, not just for that person but also for everybody else. The outreach workers that I speak to are - they're exhausted. The sweeps keep - there's just this constant churn that they're dealing with these emergency situations all the time. And at the same time, they don't have anything to offer people other than tents and things to keep them alive, and I think it's a really huge failing on everybody's part to buy into this narrative, but also I really hope people understand that people are not camping because it's a good time - it's not an urban vacation. People don't have places to live, and not just because they don't have money even - we don't have places for people to live. And she talked about how, for permanent supportive housing, one or two beds come up and there's 30 case managers with 70 people on their, or 70 case managers with 30 people on their list and everyone's clamoring for those two beds. It's really - it's a nightmare out there. [00:17:22] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, it is a nightmare and there are so few spots and just imagine that. You are right - there are 70 case managers, each with 30 people that they're trying to get housed. Two spots open up and these things don't happen often. It's not - okay, let's wait until next week when the next two spots open up. This is not a frequent thing. They term it - this happens once in a blue moon - and so does that count as the offering of services and the refusal of services - if all of those people vying for those two spots - hey, this spot is available, try to get you in it. And all of those people except two don't win that lottery. It was referred to as the Hunger Games of Housing, which it truly is. And we just are moving this problem around and making it worse as we do. And even with the Woodland Park sweep that we saw last week and the excellent Real Change article about what happened there - it happened with a lot of fanfare, Mayor Harrell was there, city councilmembers were there saying - this is the model that we want to use for sweeps here. We got people on a list, we connected them all to services, we were successful with just about all of them. This was a success. What wasn't talked about is that they started that list when they first got there - and I want to say 50 people, I need to double-check that number - so they had those people on the list and they did work that list. What they didn't talk about is - as soon as they got someone out and connected them with housing, that spot was backfilled by someone coming to Woodland Park who had been swept from another location in the City. Except this time, now that they've been destabilized from where they were at before, they're in even worse shape and they're not on a list. They weren't taking any additional names on the list. So you just had a situation where we're backfilling faster than we're pulling people out of the queue. It really is like trying to take a bucket to the ocean and it's just not working. We're just sweeping people from one location to another. 'Cause it's not like they're going home when you tell them to get out of - when you tell them to get out of a spot, they have nowhere else to go. So yes, they're going to another spot where they can be. And so it's just such a challenge and we see more cities - Edmonds acted this week, Mercer Island acted recently. And lots of people had questions, as did I - okay, well, there's this federal ruling saying that you can't outlaw homelessness, essentially - outlaw sleeping in public areas, living in a public area because you have nowhere else to go, if there is nowhere for them to go. And so these cities seem to be trying to get creative and saying - well, people are either refusing services, or there are services available in another city and maybe we'll just put them on a bus and ship them out there - which I always find really, really interesting because those are the same people who always talk about - homeless people are just coming there because - this is Seattle's problem. And it's not - these are people who were in that community. Meanwhile, they're making their community's issue that they have responsibility to solve some other city's problem. [00:20:56] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: And I'm sure the City of Everett will bring that up. I'm sure the City of Everett will be like - well, now we have to absorb all of Edmonds' people that they're sending to us as well. But it's just - it's all - it's the same, it's the same thing. It's just moving the problem around and getting it out of certain people's eyeline - is really the goal of things like that. It's not - there's no solution there. You know what I mean? And it's not even masquerading as a solution. There's a solution to the problem of - I don't want to see this - certain people don't want to see this and they shouldn't have to. That's the problem that's being addressed - it's not addressing how many unsheltered people there are, it's not helping people get shelter. It's just saying I don't care as long as I don't see it. And it's - [00:21:49] Crystal Fincher: That's exactly what it is. It's exactly what it is. And I cringe every time I hear someone characterize the problem as "visible homelessness" - we need to solve visible homelessness. The visible part is not the problematic word in that sentence, it's the part where people don't have a home - let's actually solve that. Because we only make both of those problems worse if we don't address getting people into housing. So we will continue to pay attention to that. The country is continuing to invest more in policing and Seattle is actually not an exception. So on the day before [after] the anniversary of George Floyd's death - in Seattle, the City approved over a million dollars in police hiring incentives and recruitment efforts. This has been part of developing conversation related to - hey, these bonuses for signing up or retention bonuses don't seem to have much data behind them to show that they're actually effective in keeping police there. Even for people who believe there should be more police, who want more police on the street, this actually is not appearing to be an effective way to accomplish that goal, but it is a substantial expenditure. And it's interesting, particularly in the City of Seattle and the overlooked poll that we talked about last week, where when Seattle residents were asked - hey, if you could tell the City where you wanted more of your tax dollars spent, what would you say? Over 90% of people said - when it comes to public safety, the number one thing I want you to invest my dollars in are addiction treatment and recovery services. 80% of people were like - absolutely want you to address root causes of crime. And further down the list, about half the people were also like - and we want more cops. One thing that I notice in these conversations is that - the conversation about public safety, it's just bigger than policing. And so, itit gets flattened when peopl - well, do you want to defund or not fund? Do you back the blue or are you just on the other side? And what is a disservice is that a lot of times in the public sphere, in major media publications, our elected leaders are just talking in those pretty binary terms. But as polling continues to show, regular people understand that even if you're like - you know what, I'm happy with a cop coming down my street. They're also saying - but I know they don't have the tools to address everything. And what I see you doing is exclusively addressing policing and hiring while ignoring all of these other things. And we're begging you - there aren't that many things that poll at 90% ever, the fact that 90% of residents when asked specifically about where you want to spend more of your tax dollars and they gave you a list of ideas and interventions - that also happen to be backed by evidence and science. The conversation is just so much bigger. And even for folks who are just fine with our police and who want more police to come, and they'll get here eventually, it's not an immediate solution, it's going to take a while for them to get there. They're like - but also, we've got to address these other things. And when are we going to start investing in that? I'm asking you, I'm begging you to invest in that. My safety is depending on you investing that, I want to do everything in our power to prevent people from being victimized instead of waiting until they are to then respond. That seems like a pragmatic, logical thing to do that regular people are demanding. Extremely popular things are like background checks for gun purchases and investing in the types of services that help people address their root causes of disorder, dysfunction, all of those. So I just grow frustrated because we are not having a conversation about public safety when we only are having a conversation about policing. And no matter how you feel about policing, we're not covering half the ground if we're leaving out all of these other things. And there have been plenty of police officers who themselves have said - we don't have the tools to address someone who is in a mental health crisis. We actually don't have the tools to effectively intervene in an intimate partner violence situation. And we're not the right people to deal with people who are unhoused, but that's all on our plate. And so we're acting, we're investing in this, but we're not getting the outcomes that we want. It just seems like such a common sense thing that the public is almost entirely behind. And it's invisible to the folks in power - that's what's frustrating to me. [00:27:14] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: Yeah. Agreed. And it is that - it's that sort of confusion of police with safety, that the binary flattened thing that you were talking about, where it just doesn't leave any room for anything else. You're right - police say I don't want to be a marriage counselor, I don't want to be a social worker, I'm not trained to do this. And it's great - then let's not have them do it. Then let's not have them do it. But in order for that to happen, we need people who are going to do it, and we just don't invest in those things. And Washington state, I think, is third in the nation for highest-paid police. And Seattle is number one in Washington for highest-paid police. What more do they need? There is a nationwide shortage of officers, people don't want to be cops anymore. And so, just constantly throwing more money, more money, more money at a non-solution is just so frustrating. And to know that's what our money is paying for - nothing that's going to actually prevent something happening to me or my family, but just this performative optics of - since so many people do confuse police with safety, if we just go with that narrative and just get more cops, do whatever we have, then that problem is solved. And it's - nothing could be further from the truth. And I really wish there was more political will to stand up and speak back to that. Because to me, that's what people in leadership should do - is not kowtow to certain interests of the people who have the loudest voices, but really try to figure out how to solve problems. And that's just not what we're doing here at all. And it's - yeah, I agree, it's very frustrating, [00:29:09] Crystal Fincher: We will see - and so with an issue like that, where a million dollars can accomplish a lot in a lot of different places. And so it was - these dollars are available for us to invest in public safety. And all of these other areas that our residents have identified and are begging us to invest in - that are currently suffering from a lack of investment - we're ignoring once again where we do have evidence and data to show that this actually does make people safer. Instead, we're spending it in a way that doesn't have any kind of a track record of accomplishing what they're saying it's going to accomplish. And so, in a conversation that I recently had on the show with Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell, she talked about - hey, we're undergoing a rigorous review of our partners in the City who are standing up alternative responses to help make people safer. And we're evaluating how effective they are, and basically they need to prove that they're making a difference for them to earn any more funding. I just want to take that approach across the board. And if something is working - yes, let's invest in it. Absolutely. And if it's not, let's move it to where it is working. So that seems like a common sense approach, that seems like it shouldn't be controversial, that doesn't seem like it's a progressive or conservative approach. Just what makes sense and how we usually go about our daily business when we're making decisions on what we're going to spend on, what we're doing at work - same type of thing. So I just, I find myself continually frustrated and like you, it does seem like there just isn't the political will, and there is a detachment that some folks in power have that we're not talking about the entire gamut of public safety, that we do have to talk about more than policing. And even if policing is part of it, we've got to talk about more than that. Even for people who think that, it's not the only ingredient that is necessary to keep people safe. [00:31:31] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: Yeah, absolutely. Yeah - I don't know that I've ever talked to someone who was like - I don't want to invest in preventative measures. I'm not interested, I'm fine being the victim of something as long as the cops respond to it. I've never heard anyone say that thing, and so - but it just gets so obscured, I think, in the very simplified conversation that we have. [00:31:59] Crystal Fincher: It does and you bring up a really good point in that - people don't talk about - people are, again as polling reinforces, people are open to that. And when regular people have conversations, and you've had a ton of conversations with people, residents in the City of Seattle about public safety. I've had a number of conversations with residents in Seattle about the same. And when they talk about it, they're not talking about - well, how many officers and what is the bonus? Usually when regular people are talking about this, they're just saying - hey, my car was broken into and I don't like that, I don't want that to happen again. Or I am really uncomfortable going out at night, I'm scared. How are you going to help me? Or I'm worried about my kid walking to school and even being in school with school shootings and violence going on. They're just concerned about their safety, and they're looking for you to do something to keep them safer. Policing is certainly visible and most associated and known for public safety. So lots of people do acknowledge that, but they also acknowledge - yeah, but that doesn't keep me from being victimized and that's what people want most of all - is not to have to deal with it at all. If they need to - yes, they want someone to respond to their call, but they would rather not have to make the call. And if we engage in that conversation, and starting with - what are people really asking us for? What are people really worried about? Instead of getting caught up in these numeric conversations that are really driven by people invested, one way or another, in our current system and keeping it that way instead of centering the residents in the City and what they're asking for, and just trying to do all you can to keep them safe. And that is a range of things that has to be done. So we could have this conversation for hours - we've had it before. There's developments every week that talk about it, but I do think that it's worth continuing to talk about this and to put this in context in the City, because it's missing - a lot of context is missing in a lot of these conversations that we see and hear in major media, and I do think it's important just to understand where the residents of Seattle are coming from, and what they're demanding, and what they're very clearly saying they want from the mayor, from the Council, from their legislators, from leaders across the board. They want people to keep them safe and use all the tools at their disposal to do it. [00:34:46] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: Right, yeah. I've talked to so many people, and the thing that I ran into a lot is that people thought that the common sense thing to do, whether it's someone stole a sandwich, so maybe they're hungry, let's address that problem. Or addiction issues or mental health issues - I think a lot of people have this idea that the common sense solutions are already taking place, and so the problems that we're seeing are - people have already been dealt with, they've already been offered this - it's the same as the services conversation. People support common sense things, but also don't realize that those, like I said, they've been defunded a long time ago. We don't put money into those things. And so, to keep throwing more money at policing instead of those programs that have a proven track record - it just, it's really sad. It's really sad, because I don't want to be the victim of crime, I don't want my daughter - nobody wants that. Literally nobody wants that, so why don't we do things that will prevent that from happening? [00:36:04] Crystal Fincher: I'm right there with you. Well, another thing that happened this week was Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis wound up gutting the bill he was originally a proponent of, which had the result of excluding thousands of app-based workers from a minimum wage. This was a proposal that would have helped a lot of workers in the City. This would help out a number of workers - whether it's DoorDash, or Rover, or Uber Eats, just a variety of app-based workers - who currently, because of some of the wiggling between regulations that these app companies have, are making much less than minimum wage. When all of their responsibilities and obligations are considered, the cost of gas is going through the roof as everyone knows. A lot of times tips are supposed to supplement a lot of the salary, and it just winds up not happening and they're making less than the minimum wage. This proposal was supposed to fix that, Andrew Lewis was a proponent of it. But late in the process, he actually seemed to back away from that and put in a really significant exemption that took a lot of workers out of this policy and is leaving them in the same situation that he seemed to acknowledge it was critical be fixed. What's going on? [00:37:34] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: Yeah, it's a little bit mind-boggling. But at the same time, I feel like that's how sort of an incremental moderate politician works - is getting forward - it just never gets to the root of who are the people that are most affected? Who have the least protections? Those people are almost always cut out of everything. And I said before, when Sara Nelson got elected to the Council - to me, I saw that as the end of a progressive council, because we know how Juarez is going to vote, we know how Pedersen is going to vote. And I know Andrew Lewis, and I know that he's going to go whichever way the wind blows. And so now that there's more conservative people than progressive people on the Council, he's going to go with the popular, what seems popular in the circle that he's in. So it's really, really not shocking to me that this happened. [00:38:37] Crystal Fincher: We're always getting spicy with NTK in this. This was action taken in the Public Safety and Human Services Committee, so this was a five-person vote. This will go for - but in this, just five people - and so Andrew Lewis actually aligned with Councilmembers Alex Pedersen and Sara Nelson. And this article by Hannah [Krieg] in The Stranger referred to as "the council's corporate bloc." But this had been stakeholdered - this had been worked on with input by workers, by these app companies and platforms. This didn't just appear upfront, and while there are concerns that no one had ever heard before, and therefore we need to make a change - these companies were at the table, along with the workers, in these situations. It's like - hey, we need to do this. We don't want to create any undue burden, but we do need to make sure people are getting a minimum wage. The concerns that were brought up are not new. Some of the platform-based services that are a little bit different than some of the app services that allow workers to negotiate directly, like a Task Rabbit, where I'm hiring someone to do a specific task and there's more interaction between the worker and the person requesting the services. It is a bit of a distinction between something like Uber Eats, where you're putting in your order and basically everything about how that job is going to be performed is already decided and dictated by the app company. And so the exemption was saying - well, on these other platforms, these marketplace workers, where there is more interaction between the end user and the worker - they might need different rules, this may penalize them too much, this may be too harsh for them, and they're different. They're different enough that they should qualify for some tweaked rules that really don't do the same thing and enable people to receive a minimum wage. Working Washington, an organization that is working with workers was like - whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa, hold up - wait a minute. No, everyone deserves a minimum wage. And this exemption is something that these companies specialize in modifying their business models to achieve. And what it appears is that this exemption does not say you have to only have a marketplace model, but just if marketplace services are in your portfolio as an app. So there could be, and there is an app that does have mostly non-marketplace services - they have a few marketplace services that would qualify them for this exemption, from how my understanding from how this is being covered. So it just seems to set up a pretty significant loophole. [00:41:46] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: And loopholes are what are always exploited by business. That's considered good business - is exploiting those loopholes and finding ways to get around paying taxes and paying workers and paying for all sorts of things. That's what people consider to be good business. And so, writing in a loophole - writing in just a loophole you can drive a truck through - it just doesn't make any sense. Gig workers are some of the most vulnerable workers in our city, and when the most vulnerable are not protected, it ends up sort of externalizing to the whole community. It's hard for the whole community to have people who are not making enough money to live. It causes all kinds of other problems and strains on other services and things like that, so it really would have benefited the entire city if this had not been done. And it's just - yeah, it is puzzling as to why, after everything, this happened at the last minute. [00:42:54] Crystal Fincher: Now in a conversation with The Stranger, Andrew Lewis did give a few reasons for why he took this action. One was, "I'm not saying we won't do them. I just don't want to do them in this bill," signaling that there was another bill that maybe he could incorporate this in. There is no date for when that other bill is come up. He also said it's basically a "moot point," 'cause this bill won't even take effect for another year while the Office of Labor Standards gets its ducks in a row. He's like - it's not like immediately these apps are going to have certain rights and the marketplace workers won't - that is literally what he voted for. And as with most laws, unless there is usually some emergency clause, they don't take effect initially, this is the standard course of legislation - so it's interesting to hear that - hey, it's not a big deal. This doesn't take effect immediately - when, if it's something that is popular, they're saying it's a really big deal, even if it doesn't take effect immediately. He also had said - that these companies and other people were saying, these companies currently have not - hey, this happened in New York too. And these companies didn't change their business model after this exemption was passed in New York - they're really good corporate citizens and we can trust them to continue to do the right thing. I would note that we see so many times that they are on their best behavior while legislation is getting passed. And if they know this is up for a vote in subsequent cities, oftentimes they're on their best behavior. We've seen this in California with some app-based bills that impact employment, and who's considered an employee and a contractor. And then once legislation is all on their side, then the change is made. We've seen that a lot of times. This is one of the reason, the reasons why corporate profits are skyrocketing and incomes are doing nothing to keep up with the rate that corporate profits and executive compensation - how that's been skyrocketing - and income inequality is largely due to not regulating these companies and ensuring that they're all playing by the rules and meeting the minimum standards of pay and worker conditions that we expect from people. So this was - it was disappointing for me to see, it was disappointing for others to see - this was a close vote. It was a 3-2 vote. And Andrew Lewis seems to have been the swing vote here, and for him to be such a proponent of this and then just change his mind on this at the very end - he's reading as - hey, we'll get to it, it'll be fine. I don't know that people who are counting on this money and who this would provide immediate relief to, whether it's paying for gas or making their rent or paying for their insurance, it feels like a big deal and it feels like we did not center the people who are closest to harm and crisis. And we did center people who are in a relatively comfortable position. And adding an exemption to a baseline standard, usually doesn't turn out well - there's a reason why we set standards and why we have baselines - it's so we don't go beneath them and so we don't allow exemption. So I do hope that Councilmember Lewis delivers on his promise to incorporate this into an upcoming bill. I hope that happens quickly. And I hope this is able to get resolved for the impacted workers. [00:46:47] Nicole Thomas-Kennedy: Same. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, it's deeply unsatisfying to hear - oh, I just didn't want to do it in this bill, or it's not even going to take effect. It feels like giving up before anything's tried and that's not what we need from people in positions of power. We need someone championing the rights of workers - they don't have the lobbying power, they don't have all the power, they don't have all the money. And so there needs to be champions, worker champions in our City government and our State government - at all levels of government. Because these corporations are not going to do the right thing because it's the right thing to do. The way a corporate structure is set up, their only obligation is to the shareholders. So there is actually not much of a legal option to just do the right thing. That's why we need regulations. That's why we need standards and we need a floor and things like that. And the erosion of so many of those things - unions, protections, regulations - over time have led us to this place where we are right now. And we need people to be strong in their positions. And so, yeah, this was sad to see. [00:48:06] Crystal Fincher: We do and it's a deeply popular position. As we see, there is a workers' rights movement that is just spreading across the country, like wildfire locally, absolutely. If there's one thing that people are actively cheering on and that seems like a really bright spot in the midst of so much negative news, it's that so many workers are standing up for their rights and securing better working conditions for themselves and bringing just some - a little bit more of an element of fairness into this. And that the profits that would not be possible without them - that they are entitled to some of them and they shouldn't have to rely on public assistance or wonder if they can pay their most basic bills, while others are working on financing their third house and second yacht. It just doesn't seem to make sense. So I do hope that action can be taken soon - look forward to Councilmember Lewis making himself a champion on this issue because the people need it. And with that, we thank you for listening to Hacks & Wonks on this Friday, May 27th, 2022. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is Lisl Stadler and assistant producer is Shannon Cheng. And our insightful co-host today is defense attorney, abolitionist and activist, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, who is always a pleasure to have on. You can find Nicole on Twitter @NTKallday. You can find me on Twitter @finchfrii and now you can follow Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts - just type “Hacks and Wonks” into the search bar and be sure to subscribe to get the full versions of our Friday almost-live show and our midweek show delivered to your podcast feed. You can also get a full transcript of this episode and links to the resources referenced in the show at officialhacksandwonks.com and in the episode notes. Thanks for tuning in - talk to you next time.
Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with Professor John Yoo, Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. The enlightening conversation focuses on the vital issues impacting our nation including the inexorable growth of an unaccountable administrative state, the significance of "natural rights" and the future of the courts, the First and Second Amendments and on recent developments in China and the Indo-Pacific region. From CSPAN: “What happened at the Court is tremendously bad,” remarked Justice Clarence Thomas about the recently-leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade. Justice Thomas elaborated, saying that the leak does damage to the rule of law and institutions in general. “You can't have a civil society--a free society--without a stable legal system,” he added. His remarks came during an interview at the Old Parkland Conference in Dallas. He also discussed other issues including free speech at colleges and universities, the influence that his mentor Thomas Sowell had on him, his disagreement on always abiding by legal precedent, and his disapproval of protests that happen near public officials' homes. Source: https://www.c-span.org/video/?517582-1/justice-thomas-leak-supreme-court-opinion-damages-rule-law "Article I of the Constitution states that “all legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” That separates the law-making power of Congress from both the executive and judicial branches. By forbidding Congress to delegate its legislative authority elsewhere, this rule ensures that only elected legislators will make the laws that bind Americans or limit their liberties." —The Supreme Court's Chance to Restore Political Accountability (https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-supreme-court-restore-political-accountability-epa-west-virginia-carbon-dioxide-legislation-policy-11646002070), The Wall Street Journal commentary by Peter J. Wallison and John Yoo. They are the editors of “The Administrative State before the Supreme Court,” forthcoming in April. Should Supreme Court Justices Believe in Natural Rights? — Newsweek (https://www.aei.org/op-eds/should-supreme-court-justices-believe-in-natural-rights/) By John Yoo Brief excerpt: "In her answer, Judge Jackson accurately identifies the Declaration of Independence as one of the leading explications of natural rights in American history. But if she has no position on natural rights, as she wrote in response to Senator Cruz, then she has no position on the Declaration of Independence. Her answers did not come under the pressured circumstances of live hearings, but instead came as written answers to written questions after the end of her Judiciary Committee hearings. We should view them not as a mistake, but as her carefully considered views on the matter. Again, she puts herself in opposition to the Great Emancipator, who once said “I never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.” In an 1859 letter, Lincoln memorably wrote on the occasion of Thomas Jefferson's birthday: All honor to Jefferson—to the man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce into a merely revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that to-day, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of re-appearing tyranny and oppression." Full text: https://www.newsweek.com/should-supreme-court-justices-believe-natural-rights-opinion-1695961 Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power | Macmillan Publishers (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250269577/defenderinchief) Biography: John Yoo John Yoo is the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His tenth book, Defender-in-Chief: Trump's Fight for Presidential Power, was published by St. Martin's Press in 2020. Professor Yoo's other books include Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War, Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, and Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George Bush. Professor Yoo has published more than 100 articles in academic journals on subjects including national security, constitutional law, international law, and the Supreme Court. He also regularly contributes to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and National Review, among others. Professor Yoo has served in all three branches of government. He was an official in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on national security and terrorism issues after the 9/11 attacks. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He has been a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and federal appeals Judge Laurence Silberman. He has been a visiting professor at Seoul National University in South Korea, the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel, Keio University in Japan, Trento University in Italy, the University of Chicago, and the Free University of Amsterdam. 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John Zmirak of Stream.org ponders the Left's ultimate game plan, posing an interesting theory, "The Left Is Now Just a Cult of Coercion for its Own Sake"; plus, should George Bush "repent"? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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This episode will absolutely BLOW. YOUR. MIND! This week's guest describes Reverse Speech as another form of human communication. He states that language is bi-level, forward and reverse. As our brains construct the sounds of speech, it actually forms those sounds in such a way that two messages are delivered at the same time, totally unbeknownst to us. One forwards, which is the conscious mind speaking, and the other in reverse, which is the unconscious mind speaking. But what are these messages really? How they were discovered, where do they come from, and what, if anything, are these reverse messages trying to tell us? If you listen to just one episode of the show, this is the one you don't want to miss!5/25/2022The Skeptic MetaphysicianReverse Speech - Messages from your Higher Self"We all know that still small voice within. We hear it ourselves sometimes. And what I'm saying is nothing new. I'm not saying anything we don't already know. We know that voice is there, but what I am saying is that now we can hear it consciously. We can actually tap into that inner spiritual self and wow. It's just incredible."-- David Oates Some topic covered:- What is reverse speech- Are reverse speech messages really satanic?- Are we communicating with each other subconsciously- What messages can be found in political figures' speeches?- How police are using reverse speech to help solve crimes- Examples of times that these messages that have revealed premonitions- Messages have also been discovered in the speech of babies before they can speak- Why is this not more mainstream already?And the audio samples he plays on the show are worth listening to just on their own! Truly, not one to be missed!About our Guest:David is the fonder of Reverse Speech.com and has been finding backwards messages for over 40 years. He has appeared on numerous Australian and American TV shows including:Today TonightThe Today Show Larry King LiveThe Weekend AustralianThe New IdeaOfficials in Washington DC expressed interest in his work, but this abruptly ceased when he uncovered a Desert Storm code word embedded backwards into George Bush's speeches. A secret memo sent to Defense Secretary Dick Cheney was leaked to the press and the story hit international headlines. 1996 he became a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Art Bell radio show. This lead to further media coverage such as Extra TV and Strange Universe. Resources:Get all of David's books FOR FREE!https://reversespeech.com/products/Guest Info:Website: http://www.reversespeech.comLike the show? We'd love to hear your thoughts!Please rate/review the show here:https://lovethepodcast.com/SkepticMetaphysiciansSkeptic Metaphysician Info:Website: skepticmetaphysician.comFacebook: @TheSkepticMetaphysicianIG: SkepticMetaphysiThe Enthusiasm ProjectDeep dives exploring the world of what it means to be an independent creator.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
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The FBI actually did its job and foiled an ISIS plot to assassinate George Bush. Hint: It had to do with Biden's border policy. Georgia's early voting broke records despite the state's new "discriminatory" voting bill. And what did Whoopi Goldberg say about Catholicism? Today's Sponsors: Solidify your profits from the stock market now with GOLD from Birch Gold. Don't wait for the economy to completely tank. Text WHY to 989898 for a FREE zero-obligation info kit on holding gold in a tax-sheltered retirement account. Right now, court-packing is a huge danger to our country. That's why First Liberty Institute is gathering a coalition of 1 MILLION patriots to say NO to court-packing, NO to the liberal agenda, and NO to the Supreme Court Coup. Go to https://Supreme Coup.com to sign First Liberty's letter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ken and Osahon Obazuaye talk about hip-hop and one of rap's biggest names: Kanye West, who just won Billboard's top honors as a "Christian artist." Ken remembers Bob Dylan's conversion to Christianity and his classic album, Slow Train Coming (1979). Osahon names Kanye's first and favorite album - College Drop Out as the one that captured his imagination and keen loyalty. His follow-up album, Through the Wire, was born out of a tragic automobile accident that could well have ended Kanye's life. Kanye made the general headlines with a criticism of George Bush. Kanye and his mother, a college English professor, were very close. When she died at age 58 due to a botched surgery, Kanye drifted into deep grief. The two discuss Kanye's high-profile conversion to Christianity. Jesus is King, according to Osahon, is not a high-quality album. Osahon discusses both salvation and "soul care." Donda, named for his mother, is the album that won the Billboard Awards (primarily related to the volume of sales). The Kanye West Foundation has engaged a broad range of causes, few of the right-wing. WATCH FOR SPECIAL EPISODE #200Osahon's Podcast with his friends on Kanye West - Let 'em Speak.The Pastor Adam Tyson Interview Become a Patron at patreon.com/beachedwhitemaleEpisode 197Support the show
On today's ZBT we've got 4 rounds in the magazine ... ROUND 1: We'd be remiss if we didn't address this immediately… Motor-boat-gate is making major waves across the Army right now.. Will anything change in its wake? Probably not! ROUND 2: George Bush had a big time SNAFU moment this week which brings up the topic of Freudian slips ROUND 3: Terrible news, Congress is losing their right to exercise… on Peleton bikes for free. ROUND 4: Will Hurd Interview
It's a mixed bag sort of a night, and Rob is hanging out in studio. First we have to talk about some fresh news concerning a significant opinion from the 5th Circuit Court, we even bring KrisAnne Hall back for some clarity on the issue. Then we have some emails from the audience, George Bush admitting the unthinkable, and then jumping back into the reports of Black/Purple lights appearing worldwide on highways and in residential areas alike. Support Our Proud Sponsors: Blue Monster Prep: An Online Superstore for Emergency Preparedness Gear (Storable Food, Water, Filters, Radios, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, and so much more). Use code 'FRANKLY' for Free Shipping on every purchase you make @ https://bluemonsterprep.com/ Secret Nature CBD: 100% organic CBD rich cannabis flower bred so low in THC that they are legally certified as hemp and can be shipped nationwide. High-CBD, low-THC means all the benefits of full spectrum cannabinoids and terpenes without the high, or negative effects like anxiety and paranoia. Pre-rolls, Oils, Tinctures, and more - Promo Code 'FRANKLY' at SecretNatureCBD.com for 20% OFF SUPPORT the Show and New Media: Sponsor through QFTV: https://www.quitefrankly.tv/sponsor SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/quitefrankly One-Time Gift: http://www.paypal.me/QuiteFranklyLive Official QF Merch: https://bit.ly/3tOgRsV Sign up for the Free Mailing List: https://bit.ly/3frUdOj Send Crypto: BTC: 1EafWUDPHY6y6HQNBjZ4kLWzQJFnE5k9PK LTC: LRs6my7scMxpTD5j7i8WkgBgxpbjXABYXX ETH: 0x80cd26f708815003F11Bd99310a47069320641fC FULL Episodes On Demand: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/301gcES iTunes: http://apple.co/2dMURMq Amazon: https://amzn.to/3afgEXZ SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/2dTMD13 Google Play: https://bit.ly/2SMi1SF Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2tI5THI BitChute: https://bit.ly/2vNSMFq Rumble: https://bit.ly/31h2HUg Watch Live On: QuiteFrankly.tv (Powered by Foxhole) DLive: https://bit.ly/2In9ipw Rokfin: https://bit.ly/3rjrh4q Twitch: https://bit.ly/2TGAeB6 YouTube: https://bit.ly/2exPzj4 CloutHub: https://bit.ly/37uzr0o Theta: https://bit.ly/3v62oIw Rumble: https://bit.ly/31h2HUg How Else to Find Us: Official WebSite: http://www.QuiteFrankly.tv Official Telegram: https://t.me/quitefranklytv DISCORD Hangout: https://bit.ly/2FpkS11 QF Subreddit: https://bit.ly/2HdvzEC Twitter: @PoliticalOrgy Gab: @QuiteFrankly Truth Social: @QuiteFrankly GETTR: @QuiteFrankly
Jeff Deist is joined by Pedro Gonzalez of the Chronicles magazine for a discussion on the negligent attitude of the US government towards American citizens. Are Americans in favor of the forty billion in "aid" being sent to Ukraine? Is the US government fighting a proxy war with Russia? What do we make of the current neocon resurgence in DC? Listen to the full episode to find out and more. Follow Pedro Gonzalez on Twitter. Visit A Neighbor's Choice website at aneighborschoice.com
Krystal and Saagar talk about the Dem and GOP primary results, GOP Gov nominee in PA, Madison Cawthorn losing, DHS board shutting down, Baby formula action from Biden, NATO countries free riding, Democrats civil war, and an interview on geopolitics with Peter Zeihan. To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: https://breakingpoints.supercast.com/ To listen to Breaking Points as a podcast, check them out on Apple and Spotify Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-points-with-krystal-and-saagar/id1570045623 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61zJSzPxNZZ3PKbXl Merch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/ Peter Zeihan: https://bookshop.org/books/the-end-of-the-world-is-just-the-beginning-mapping-the-collapse-of-globalization/9780063230477 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's good to see that George Bush is still as much of a goofball as ever. In his first public statements about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, he stated that Putin was a brutal war criminal for his invasion of...Iraq. He quickly fixed his snafu but the damage, obviously had already been done. (commercial at 9:40)to contact me:firstname.lastname@example.org:https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/george-w-bush-mistakenly-condemned-putin-s-brutal-unjustified-invasion-of-iraq-instead-of-ukraine-then-blamed-the-slip-up-on-age/ar-AAXr84U?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=915b8a2f9b67412e873b3748317c1353